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  1. Designing the superblock : a model for Taipei redevelopment

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    Wang, Li Pei

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As many other cities in developing countries, the City of Taipei is currently confronting enormous redevelopment pressures. These pressures endanger the survival of the city's physical and social fabric. But they also offer ...

  2. TPE-CMS: A Comfort Measuring System for Public Bus Service in Taipei City

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    Chen, Ling-Jyh

    TPE-CMS: A Comfort Measuring System for Public Bus Service in Taipei City Cheng-Yu Lin and Ling Measuring System (CMS) for public transportation systems in Taipei city, called TPE-CMS. TPE-CMS exploits the GPS and G-sensor of modern smart phones to measure the comfort level of vehicle rides. Then, it mashes

  3. The Green Building Scheme for a Sustainable Eco-City in Taipei

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    Sun, S.; Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Taipei City has put a significant effort toward the implementation of green design and green building schemes towards a sustainable eco-city. Although some of the environmental indicators have not indicated significant progress in environmental...

  4. US-Taiwan Workshop on Smart Structural Technology for Seismic Hazard Mitigation Taipei, Taiwan

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    Lynch, Jerome P.

    . The experiments also successfully validate the effectiveness of the decentralized output feedback control-active hydraulic dampers. The simulation analysis investigates the effects of communication latencies and degrees Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan, r92521247@ntu.edu.tw 6 Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, National

  5. Enhancement of Afternoon Thunderstorm Activity by Urbanization in a Valley: Taipei TSING-CHANG CHEN AND SHIH-YU WANG

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    Chen, Tsing-Chang "Mike"

    Enhancement of Afternoon Thunderstorm Activity by Urbanization in a Valley: Taipei TSING-CHANG CHEN for building and surface construction increased by a factor of 3. This urbanization may contribute generated by thunderstorms. These findings may explain the reduction in the water supply deficit

  6. Chinese Renewable Energy Society CRES formerly Chinese Solar...

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    CRES formerly Chinese Solar Energy Society Jump to: navigation, search Name: Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES) (formerly Chinese Solar Energy Society) Place: Beijing, Beijing...

  7. Chinese Tea Tea, a drink pioneered by the Chinese,

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    Tea uses green tea, red tea as base and mix with scent of flowers. Chinese Flower Tea has light is mild and refreshing. Chinese Yellow Tea Chinese Green Tea Green Tea is the most natural of all Chinese tea classes. It's picked, natural dried, and then fried briefly (a process called "killing the green

  8. Midwest Area Chinese American Resources Guide

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    Chinese American Librarians Association - Midwest Chapter; Wu, Pei-ling; McElroy, Anna; Chang, Ling-li; Sanders, R. Bruce; Lin, Shao-Chen

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of ethnic Chinese from South East Asia. Generally speaking, since 1910, there has been a steady increase of the Chinese population in Chicago, regardless of the decrease of Chinese population coming into this country. Chinese Settlements in St. Louis... and began to settle in St. Louis and the other Midwestern cities in 1869. A majority of these Chinese became cigar makers. In 1874, White unionized cigar makers in San Francisco called on the proprietors of stores to boycott Chinese-made cigars...

  9. Chinese Scrabble : a web-based speech-enabled game for Chinese vocabulary building

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    Trnovcova, Zuzana

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The subject of this thesis is a web-based language game Chinese Scrabble, whose main objective is to help students of Chinese to practice speaking, to learn and review vocabulary both in pinyin and in Chinese characters. ...

  10. Mid-America Chinese Resource Guide

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    Doll, Vickie

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mid-America Chinese Resource Guide is an Internet project of the Midwest Chapter Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) which began in October 1997. The goal of this project is to create an online reference ...

  11. Does Customer Auditing Help Chinese Workers?

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    He, Goujun; Perloff, Jeffrey M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Does Customer Auditing Help Chinese Workers? Guojun He* andgovernment training and help, (4) fines and punishments, (5)

  12. The Emerging Chinese economy & its Global Impacts

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    Sussex, University of

    The Emerging Chinese economy & its Global Impacts Department of Geography & IDS University of Sussex 5 February: The Emerging Chinese Economy & its Global Impacts + Decoding the Harmonious Socialist of Leicester 19 February: Global Production Network & the Chinese Economy Prof. John Humphrey, IDS 26 February

  13. Opera in Chinese Visual Culture

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    Butler, Laurie J.

    PERFORMING IMAGES Opera in Chinese Visual Culture SPRING 2014 ISSUE 3 VOLUME 2 AT THE SMART WINTER/ #12;The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago opens the world through art and ideas this makes it wonderful to live in the city, it also imposes a responsibility that each

  14. The ABCs of Chinese Pop: Wang Leehom and the Marketing of a Global Chinese Celebrity

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    Wang, Grace

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    s immense stardom and fandom in Chinese-speaking marketsfame, critical acclaim, fandom, and celebrity that is nearly

  15. Chinese new migrants in Suriname : the inevitability of ethnic performing.

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    P.B. Tjon Sie Fat

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This study outlines the challenges to the local positioning of the Chinese community in Suriname in the context of the arrival of new Chinese migrants… (more)

  16. A conversational Chinese Tutoring Machine

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    Cheng, Long-Fung

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    CAI (LAMBDA NIL (PROG1 (SET PARA) (CAIM07) (CAIM03) (CLRSCRN) (PRINTX '(Thanks for joining the Chinese Tutoring Machine) 9 15) (PRINTX '(bye bye !) 11 35) ) )) t*'0 '0'0************'k 'k*****V '@*It%'**'k**'k****'k**'@**1k *ll 'Nf****'k 0 'kt... **'0 * FUNCTION : CAIM03 This is the main driver function for lesson section. ***4'***1@*'0 4 4 'P * a%****'k 'k****'0**4 *V k*%**%'**%********%'**'I*V 4 4*** (DEFUN CAIM03 (LAMBDA NIL ( PROG1 (CAIM04) (COND ((EQUAL RES 'E) T) (T (CAIM05) (CAIM...

  17. Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Russia: Threats of "Chinese Invasion" or Fears of Russian Xenophobia

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    Du, Ruoxi

    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Ruoxi Du Laird Essay Competition 2012 Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Russia: Threats of “Chinese Invasion” or Fears of Russian Xenophobia Try googling the keywords “Russian Far East” and “China” (“Dal’nii vostok” and “Kitai”), and you... East” (Express Gazeta). Results from English sources are similar, where typical titles include “China Looms over the Russian Far East” (The Diplomat) and “Russia’s Far East Turning Chinese” (ABC News). Indeed, Russia has all kinds of reasons...

  18. Value creation through modernizing Chinese medicine

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    Sun, Lizhe

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    My first hypothesis in this thesis is that there is significant value vested in traditional Chinese medicine that can be captured by converting them into ethical drugs through scientific analysis, screening and validation. ...

  19. Processing Chinese relative clauses in context

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    Gibson, Edward A.

    This paper presents a self-paced reading experiment comparing the processing of subject-extracted relative clauses (SRCs) and object-extracted relative clauses (ORCs) in supportive contexts in Chinese. It is argued that ...

  20. Chinese Canadian Research Collection / Edgar Wickberg (collector)

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    Handy, Todd C.

    Chinese Canadian Research Collection / Edgar Wickberg (collector) Compiled by Christopher Hives Canadian Research Collection / Edgar Wickberg (collector). ­ 1885-1979, 1984-1996. 7.53 m of textual

  1. Rare Iron Oxide in Ancient Chinese Pottery

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    were encountered 1000 years ago by Chinese potters," says Catherine Dejoie, scientist at ETH Zurich and first author of the study. "The next step will be to understand how it is...

  2. Comparison of Two Ventilation Systems in a Chinese Commercial Kitchen

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    Wan, X.; Yu, L.; Hou, H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical simulation of an indoor thermal environment in a Chinese commercial kitchen has been carried out using indoor zero-equation turbulence model. Two different ventilation systems in a Chinese commercial kitchen have been simulated...

  3. aerobic chinese hamster: Topics by E-print Network

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    backscatter coefficient quantitative estimates from Chinese hamster ovary cell pellet biophantoms Engineering Websites Summary: Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient...

  4. Survey of Biomass Resource Assessments and Assessment Capabilities...

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    South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, Vietnam Australia and New Zealand,...

  5. The alternative of Chinese aid in Africa : impacts of China's development strategy through Chinese aid, finance, and firms in Kenya

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    Mullin, Deborah Wei

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the differences of Chinese and Western aid implementation and its effects in Africa though the case study of Chinese aid and finance for road development in Kenya. Today, Kenya receives tangible benefits ...

  6. ECON S180 1 (30151) Introduction to Chinese Economy

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    ECON S180 1 (30151) Introduction to Chinese Economy July 8th - August 9th Yale Summer Session 2013 This course is designed to provide students with an intensive overview of the Chinese economy with focus. Over three decades, the Chinese economy undergone a rapid economic transformation at an unprecedented

  7. Self-organizing criticality among Chinese cities

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    Li, Shujuan

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    levels, the Chinese cities present the characteristics of SOC. Given a stable condition of power law, shifts occur in the inside dynamics of China's urban system and Shenzhen city. This study is one of the few empirical urban studies based on SOC...

  8. THE CHINESE WALL LATTICE Ravi Sandhu

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    security policy for confidentiality · Mixture of free choice (discretionary) and mandatory of interest class #12;4 CHINESE WALL EXAMPLE BANKS OIL COMPANIESBANKS OIL COMPANIES A B X Y #12;5 READ ACCESS BREWER-NASH SIMPLE SECURITY S can read O only if · O is in the same company dataset as· O is in the same

  9. Service design for Chinese restaurant management in Finland.

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    Yang, Yan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The main objective of the thesis is focused on understanding the service and operation model of Chinese restaurants in Finland, identifying the gaps between the… (more)

  10. Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chinese Academy...

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    Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Place: China Coordinates: 35.86166, 104.195397 Loading map......

  11. Quality and Price Perceptions of Urban Chinese Consumers.

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    Zhang , Chun

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Abstract Quality and price are two product attributes that urban Chinese consumers always take into consideration in the evaluation of alternative brands. Understanding how they… (more)

  12. The Environmental Impacts of Electric Bikes in Chinese Cities

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    Cherry, Christopher; Weinert, Jonathan; Ma, Chaktan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wang (2005). Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Regionalincludes energy and environmental impacts due to the miningThe Environmental Impacts of E-bikes in Chinese Cities

  13. 21F.101 Chinese I (Regular), Fall 2004

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    Wheatley, Julian K.

    Introduction to modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) with emphasis on developing conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional and cultural suitable contexts. Basic reading and ...

  14. Study for the Demand of Nature Tourism in Northern Finland for Chinese Tourists.

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    Torvinen, Hanne

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Due to the rapid growth of the Chinese economy, outbound tourism has become a major part of Chinese nowadays. As it was predicted by the… (more)

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - ancestors chinese bombyx Sample Search...

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    Semantic classification of Chinese unknown words Huihsin Tseng Linguistics University of Colorado... categories to unknown Chinese words (words not already in the CiLin thesaurus...

  16. A comparison of Chinese traditional and Western medical approaches for the treatment of mild hypertension.

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    Wong, N. D.; Ming, S.; Zhou, H. Y.; Black, H. R.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the treatment of hypertension with Chinese herbal andVS. WESTERN TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION TABLE 5 Multivariablep 11 3. Xu CC: Essential hypertension. In: Chinese Medicine.

  17. Dual Coding Theory and Chinese: Recall of Concrete and Abstract Sentences in Chinese-English Bilinguals

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    Chen, Tsuei-Fen

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    variable showed that significant main effects were found for languages, F (1, 76) =11.68, p = .001, n2 = .13, and for concreteness, F (1, 76) = 38.12, p < .001, n2 = 33. That is, Chinese was overall recalled significantly better than English, and concrete...

  18. WP No.2012-01 School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

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    Hopkins, Gail

    development. For its domestic economy, the coal-dependence and an increasing demand of energy with problems in the international energy prices. In consequence, active actions by the Chinese economy not only influence itself of Chinese provinces, controlling for temperature and electricity price. The novel aspect of this work

  19. Fast food in a Chinese provincial city: a comparative analysis

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    Zhu, Haiying

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Western-style fast food restaurants that serve French fries and other popular dishes as a way of life. Inspired by the success of the symbolism of McDonald's and KFC, many Chinese restaurants have tried to use traditional Chinese culture to lure customers...

  20. Developing country FDI and development: the case of the Chinese

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    's early investment in the Sudan by the Chinese National Oil Corporation (CNPC) and the consequent cascade * This paper examines the development implications of Chinese investment in the Sudan to enable a better understanding of the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) from developing countries. By examining China

  1. Rare Iron Oxide in Ancient Chinese Pottery

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive Solar HomePromising Science for1PrincipalRare Iron Oxide in Ancient Chinese

  2. Report from NA49

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    Katarzyna Grebieszkow; for the NA49 Collaboration

    2011-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The signatures of the onset of deconfinement, found by the NA49 experiment at low SPS energies, are confronted with new results from the Beam Energy Scan (BES) program at BNL RHIC and CERN LHC results. Additionally, new NA49 results on chemical (particle ratio) fluctuations, azimuthal angle fluctuations, intermittency of di-pions, etc. are presented.

  3. Improved quantification of Chinese carbon fluxes using CO2//CO correlations in Asian outflow

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    Palmer, Paul

    increases in Chinese anthropogenic CO2 emissions and would also imply a further reduction of the Chinese budget including, in particular, Chinese emissions. The CO2/CO emission ratio varies with the sourceImproved quantification of Chinese carbon fluxes using CO2//CO correlations in Asian outflow

  4. Micro-bioreactor design for Chinese hamster ovary cells

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    Goh, Shireen

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research objective is to design a micro-bioreactor for the culture of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. There is an increasing demand for upstream development in high-throughput micro-bioreactors specifically for the ...

  5. Communicating with Americans: Chinese International Students' Experiences and Perceptions

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    Wakefield, Cooper Smith

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Chinese international students are the fastest growing group of internationals nationwide and in the state of Kansas (see: Open Doors Data, 2012; & University of Kansas ISSS, 2012). This research investigates the interaction ...

  6. Modernity of Chinese urban neighborhoods : toward new spatial forms

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    Yi, Qian, 1973-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is always a general dilemma about how to balance technology and humanity in urban neighborhood development. Modem technology creates many new spatial forms for Chinese urban neighborhoods, but it also destroys many ...

  7. Strategy for international cooperation in planning the Chinese Space Station

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    Foley, Jordan J. (Jordan James)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    After ten years of planning and pre-development, the Chinese government approved the space station project on September 25, 2010. In October 2010, the People's Republic of China (PRC) officially announced its independent ...

  8. Chinese and American University Students' Perceptions of Public Apologies

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    Song, Si Chun

    2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese and American students’ perceptions of public apologies issued by Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, and Akio Toyoda, the CEO of Toyota. The researcher conducted two independent studies by collecting...

  9. 148 Chemistry/Chinese Chemistry 347 (3)--Advanced Organic Chemistry

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    Dresden, Gregory

    148 Chemistry/Chinese Chemistry 347 (3)--Advanced Organic Chemistry Prerequisite: Chemistry 242,syntheticmethodology,mod- ernsyntheticreactions,protectinggroups,naturalprod- uctssynthesis,andcombinatorialchemistry.France. Spring Chemistry 350 (3)--Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Prerequisites: Chemistry 250, 252, and 262. Anintro

  10. 21F.102 / 21F.152 Chinese II, Spring 2005

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    Wheatley, Julian K.

    This subject is the second semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes only ...

  11. 21F.107 Chinese I (Streamlined), Fall 2002

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    Chen, Tong

    Designed for students who already speak some basic Chinese but who have no, or very little reading and writing ability. Focuses on standard pronunciation and usage, on reading both in full form and simplified characters, ...

  12. The Environmental Impacts of Electric Bikes in Chinese Cities

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    Cherry, Christopher; Weinert, Jonathan; Ma, Chaktan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    particularly emissions from primarily coal power plants andis 98% coal power and 2% hydro power. Using the emissionEmission Factors of Chinese Power Plants (Energy Foundation China 2005) Most of China’s electricity is generated by coal

  13. Chinese Energy Generation Enterprise, Law Department. (Ref.:QDLA04) This firm is the biggest Chinese company in EPC, BOT and BOO construction and development of

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    Chinese company in EPC, BOT and BOO construction and development of power plants including nuclear, coal of the largest companies globally in terms of international revenue. It is a Chinese state owned corporation in Chinese and International companies. When you apply through us, our international teams in our own offices

  14. A Comparison in Chinese Inter-generational Saving

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    Cohen, David

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    in which younger generations are exhibiting saving behavior patterns markedly different than that of their predecessors (Modigliani and Cao 167). Unlike their older counterparts, the young Chinese are saving at a lesser rate, leading to a remarkable... Chinese Saving Puzzle and the Life Cycle Hypothesis”, Modigliani and Cao apply this model in order to preliminarily examine the conditions behind China's extraordinary growth and its change in saving. The life-cycle hypothesis, originally thought...

  15. The Acculturation of Chinese-American Adolescents in Negotiating Autonomy and Connectedness: Comparison between Chinese- and European-Americans

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    Chang, Tzu-Fen

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Chinese-American adolescents were compared with the major group in the United States (European-American adolescents) in negotiating self-concepts related with autonomy and connectedness. Senses of autonomy and connectedness were evaluated...

  16. Looking In, Looking Out: The Chinese-Caribbean Diaspora through Literature—Meiling Jin, Patricia Powell, Jan Lowe Shinebourne

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    Misrahi-Barak, Judith

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wilson, The Chinese in the Caribbean (Princeton, NJ: MarkusEntrepreneurship in the Caribbean: Culture, Structure,Out: The Chinese-Caribbean Diaspora through Literature—

  17. How to transition Chinese firms into world-class corporations : organizational and cultural innovations are key

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    Zhao, Zhongyao (Zhongyao Charls)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Entering the 21st Century, after almost 30 years development of the Chinese economy, several famous Chinese firms have grown to a significant scale and achieved the rudiments of world-class corporations. Following Japanese ...

  18. Structure of Chinese Herbal-based Medicine Captured by ATP on...

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    Structure of Chinese Herbal-based Medicine Captured by ATP on a Human tRNA Synthetase Thursday, October 31, 2013 For thousands of years the Chinese have been using the Chang Shan...

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - attached chinese hamster Sample Search...

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    uranium; V79, Chinese hamster lung cells; DU-UO2NO3 depleted uranium... - tial for DU as uranyl nitrate to induce mutations and cell trans- formation in Chinese hamster lung... in...

  20. Energy Department Advances Market Access for U.S. Firms in Chinese...

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    Energy Department Advances Market Access for U.S. Firms in Chinese Energy Efficiency Sector Energy Department Advances Market Access for U.S. Firms in Chinese Energy Efficiency...

  1. Journey to the East : the re(make) of Chinese animation

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    Huang, He, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis attempts to look at how Chinese animation cinema has evolved over the years and how the Chinese nation is being constructed and contested through animation filmic texts and animation filmmaking practices as ...

  2. Inside the circle, outside the square : analysis of traditional Chinese architecture

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    Chang Sing, Pamela Grace

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis deals with a process of analyzing specific examples in traditional Chinese architecture in an attempt to understand and identify the underlying principles that make it essentially Chinese. The basic intent is ...

  3. IS THE DRAGON LEARNING TO FLY? AN ANALYSIS OF THE CHINESE PATENT EXPLOSION

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    Goldschmidt, Christina

    IS THE DRAGON LEARNING TO FLY? AN ANALYSIS OF THE CHINESE PATENT EXPLOSION Markus EBERHARDT of the recent explosion of patent filings by Chinese firms both in China and the United States. We construct a firm-level dataset by matching USPTO and SIPO patents to Chinese manufacturing census data

  4. Outlook and Challenges for Chinese Coal

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.; Fridley, David G.; Zheng, Nina

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    China has been, is, and will continue to be a coal-powered economy. The rapid growth of coal demand since 2001 has created deepening strains and bottlenecks that raise questions about supply security. Although China's coal is 'plentiful,' published academic and policy analyses indicate that peak production will likely occur between 2016 and 2029. Given the current economic growth trajectory, domestic production constraints will lead to a coal gap that is not likely to be filled with imports. Urbanization, heavy industry growth, and increasing per-capita consumption are the primary drivers of rising coal usage. In 2006, the power sector, iron and steel, and cement accounted for 71% of coal consumption. Power generation is becoming more efficient, but even extensive roll-out of the highest efficiency units could save only 14% of projected 2025 coal demand. If China follows Japan, steel production would peak by 2015; cement is likely to follow a similar trajectory. A fourth wedge of future coal consumption is likely to come from the burgeoning coal-liquefaction and chemicals industries. New demand from coal-to-liquids and coal-to-chemicals may add 450 million tonnes of coal demand by 2025. Efficient growth among these drivers indicates that China's annual coal demand will reach 4.2 to 4.7 billion tonnes by 2025. Central government support for nuclear and renewable energy has not been able to reduce China's growing dependence on coal for primary energy. Few substitution options exist: offsetting one year of recent coal demand growth would require over 107 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 48 GW of nuclear, or 86 GW of hydropower capacity. While these alternatives will continue to grow, the scale of development using existing technologies will be insufficient to substitute significant coal demand before 2025. The central role of heavy industry in GDP growth and the difficulty of substituting other fuels suggest that coal consumption is inextricably entwined with China's economy in its current mode of growth. Ongoing dependence on coal reduces China's ability to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions growth. If coal demand remains on its current growth path, carbon dioxide emissions from coal combustion alone would exceed total US energy-related carbon emissions by 2010. Broadening awareness of the environmental costs of coal mining, transport, and combustion is raising the pressure on Chinese policy makers to find alternative energy sources. Within China's coal-dominated energy system, domestic transportation has emerged as the largest bottleneck for coal industry growth and is likely to remain a constraint to further expansion. China is short of high-quality reserves, but is producing its best coal first. Declining quality will further strain production and transport. Transporting coal to users has overloaded the train system and dramatically increased truck use, raising transport oil demand. Growing international imports have helped to offset domestic transport bottlenecks. In the long term, import demand is likely to exceed 200 mt by 2025, significantly impacting regional markets. The looming coal gap threatens to derail China's growth path, possibly undermining political, economic, and social stability. High coal prices and domestic shortages will have regional and global effects. Regarding China's role as a global manufacturing center, a domestic coal gap will increase prices and constrain growth. Within the Asia-Pacific region, China's coal gap is likely to bring about increased competition with other coal-importing countries including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and India. As with petroleum, China may respond with a government-supported 'going-out' strategy of resource acquisition and vertical integration. Given its population and growing resource constraints, China may favor energy security, competitiveness, and local environmental protection over global climate change mitigation. The possibility of a large coal gap suggests that Chinese and international policy makers should maximize institutional and financial support

  5. Selected Translated Abstracts of Chinese-Language Climate Change Publications

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    Cushman, R.M.; Burtis, M.D.

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains English-translated abstracts of important Chinese-language literature concerning global climate change for the years 1995-1998. This body of literature includes the topics of adaptation, ancient climate change, climate variation, the East Asia monsoon, historical climate change, impacts, modeling, and radiation and trace-gas emissions. In addition to the biological citations and abstracts translated into English, this report presents the original citations and abstracts in Chinese. Author and title indexes are included to assist the reader in locating abstracts of particular interest.

  6. Cultural values and aging in Chinese television commercials

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    Zhang, Yan Bing; Song, Yi; Carver, Christy Leilani Jensen

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the materialistic nature of advertising, product characteristics, and stereotypical views of aging existed in society” (p. 12). Supporting Zhang and Agard (2004) findings, Zhang, Lien and Song (2006) found that the theme of health/life was promoted in 10... and U.S. television commercials. Journal of Advertising Research, 36, 27-45. Chinese Culture Connection. (1987). Chinese values and the search for culture-free dimensions of culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 18(2), 143-164. Chu, G. C...

  7. Clean Energy Solutions Center Services (Chinese Translation) (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the Chinese language translation of the Clean Energy Solutions Center (Solutions Center) fact sheet. The Solutions Center helps governments, advisors and analysts create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center partners with international organizations to provide online training, expert assistance, and technical resources on clean energy policy.

  8. ABSENCE OF GEOMETRIC MODELS IN MEDIEVAL CHINESE ASTRONOMY

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    Shah, Jayant M.

    ABSENCE OF GEOMETRIC MODELS IN MEDIEVAL CHINESE ASTRONOMY JAYANT SHAH Abstract. In 718 A.D., Ch) on astronomy was entirely based on the Indian astronomy of the 7th century which in turn was based on the geometric astronomy of the Greeks. A few years later, the emperor asked I-hsing (Yixing in pinyin

  9. THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Department of Information Engineering

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    Huang, Jianwei

    Building The Chinese University of Hong Kong Abstract The purpose of this presentation is to introduce homology. The notions of simplicial complex and Betti numbers will first be introduced. Then, two particular simplicial complex, namely the Rips and Cech complexes will be presented. Their use in addressing

  10. "Chineseness" and Tongzhi in (Post)colonial Diasporic Hong Kong

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    Wat, Chi Ch'eng

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    .......................................................................................... 54 Reinvention of a Heterosexual Tradition .................................................. 54 Diasporas, Cultural Nationalism, and Colonial Constructs....................... 55 State Nationalism in the People?s Republic....S., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; M.S. Texas A&M University Co-Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ashley Currier Dr. Sarah Gatson In this thesis, I examine how colonial constructs on Chinese culture affects...

  11. Boosting Chinese Question Answering with Two Lightweight Methods

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    Chu, Hao-hua

    Question Answering (QA) research has been conducted in many languages. Nearly all the top performing-limited situations. In this article, we describe how a top- performing Chinese QA system can be designed by using, Academia Sinica, and the thematic program of Academia Sinica under Grant No. AS 95ASIA02. We wish to thank

  12. Nanyang Chinese National Salvation Movement, 1937-1941

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    Akashi, Yoji

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The period between July, 1937, and October, 1938, can be called the first stage. During these months, the National Salvation Movement was never centrally directed. It was 13 directed by local leaders in various countries who showed no inclina tion... eradication, and boycott ac tivities of its affiliated organizations.30 The Colonial police authorities had become increasingly sensitive to the rise of Communist influence in the National Salvation Movement. They arrested some members of the Chinese...

  13. The design and implementation of the courseware for a chinese tutoring machine

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    Tsang, Sung-Hang

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the courseware for the Chinese Tutoring )4achine and how students are guided to learn conversational Chinese. Two lessons for the Chinese Tutoring (aachine were implemented in the prototype system described in Cheng (1984). Feedback from the students who... is basically a derivative of the mastery learning strategy (Johnson, 1981). According to the mastery learning strategy, students are tested for their mastery of the subject material and the teaching method may vary until mastery is achieved. New lesson...

  14. 21F.101 / 21F.151 Chinese I (Regular), Spring 2005

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    Wheatley, Julian K.

    Introduction to modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) with emphasis on developing conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional and cultural suitable contexts. Basic reading and ...

  15. Challenges for Na-ion Negative Electrodes

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    Chevrier, V. L.

    Na-ion batteries have been proposed as candidates for replacing Li-ion batteries. In this paper we examine the viability of Na-ion negative electrode materials based on Na alloys or hard carbons in terms of volumetric ...

  16. Incorporating Undesirable Outputs into Malmquist TFP Index: Environmental Performance Growth of Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants

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    Yang, Hongliang; Pollitt, Michael G.

    potential remains with regards to the efficiency improvement and emissions control in Chinese coal-fired power plants....

  17. A Model of Stroke Extraction from Chinese Character Images Ruini Cao, Chew Lim Tan

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    Tan, Chew Lim

    A Model of Stroke Extraction from Chinese Character Images Ruini Cao, Chew Lim Tan School a new model of stroke extraction for Chinese characters. One problem for stroke extraction is how to extract primary strokes. Another major problem is to solve the segmentation ambiguities at intersection

  18. James Pon Memorial Award Scholarship Opportunity 2014 Foundation to Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Workers in Canada The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically

  19. Plant and Environment Interactions Arsenic Accumulation in the Hyperaccumulator Chinese Brake and Its Utilization

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    Ma, Lena

    in a greenhouse. At recently, however, has Chinese brake (Pteris vittata L.)harvest, the Chinese brake produced soils (0.47­7.56 mg As kg 1 ),concentration to water-soluble arsenic in soil) of 1450 and a transloca to remediate arsenic contaminated soils. schullat, 2000), soil arsenic concentration (Jiang and Singh, 1994

  20. The nature of the Chinese IPR administrative enforcement system Salom Lachat*, Daniel Lachat**

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The nature of the Chinese IPR administrative enforcement system Salomé Lachat*, Daniel Lachat** Abstract. Assessing IPR enforcement sys- tems is usually performed by comparison of the results achieved the Chinese IPR enforcement system. It suggests switching slowly to court enforce- ment with the aim

  1. Construction of a Patent Database of Chinese Listed Companies and a First Look at their Patenting Activities

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    1 Construction of a Patent Database of Chinese Listed Companies and a First Look at their Patenting Activities Abstract Although China is now the largest patent filing country in the world, there is little firm- level research using Chinese patents due to potential difficulties in integrating Chinese patent

  2. Comparative and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese and Korean Court Documentary Painting in the Eighteenth Century

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    McCormick, Sooa I.

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ., and London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008, Fig. 8-2) Figure 1-14. Xuande Emperor on a Riding Excursion ????? (15th century, hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, 39.4 x 60.1 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei) Culture, Courtiers..., and Competition: The Ming Court (1368-1644) (Cambridge MA., and London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008, Fig. 8-3) Figure 1-15. Xuande Emperor’s Hunting Excursion ????? (15th century, hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, 221 x 353 cm, Palace...

  3. Modelling Chinese Smart Grid: A Stochastic Model Checking Case Study

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    Yüksel, Ender; Nielson, Flemming; Zhu, Huibiao; Huang, Heqing

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cyber-physical systems integrate information and communication technology functions to the physical elements of a system for monitoring and controlling purposes. The conversion of traditional power grid into a smart grid, a fundamental example of a cyber-physical system, raises a number of issues that require novel methods and applications. In this context, an important issue is the verification of certain quantitative properties of the system. In this technical report, we consider a specific Chinese Smart Grid implementation and try to address the verification problem for certain quantitative properties including performance and battery consumption. We employ stochastic model checking approach and present our modelling and analysis study using PRISM model checker.

  4. Aithisg Bhliadhnail Coilltearachd na h-Alba

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    ' toirt thugaibh Lèirmheas Bliadhnail Ùghdarras Coilltearachd na h-Alba 2007-08. B' e seo a' chiad bliadhna. Tha mise a' meas an Lèirmheas seo mar `iris dhealbhach' an cois na h-Aithisg Bhliadhnail agus Ùghdarras na Coilltearachd a bhith dèanamh cinnteach gu lean an fhàs seo agus gum bi e na bhuannachd do

  5. Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow and the Chinese Revolution: A Personal Account

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    Sheng, Yueh

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow and the Chinese Revolution A Personal Account Yueh Sheng INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, EAST ASIAN SERIES RESEARCH PUBLICATION, NUMBER SEVEN CENTER EOR EAST ASIAN STUDIES THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS UNIVERSITY.... $2.50 5. AKASHI, YOJI The Nanyang Chinese National Salvation Movement, 1937-1941. $6.00 6. LEE, CHAE-JIN Communist China's Policy Toward Laos: A Case Study, 1954-67. $5.00 7. SHENG, YUEH Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow and the Chinese...

  6. NA61/SHINE ion program

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    Maja Mackowiak for the NA61 Collaboration

    2010-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN covers one of the most interesting regions of the phase diagram (T - \\mu_{B}) of strongly interacting matter. The study of central Pb+Pb collisions by NA49 indicate that the threshold for deconfinement is reached already at the low SPS energies. Theoretical considerations predict a critical point of strongly interacting matter at energies accessible at the SPS. The NA61/SHINE experiment, a successor of the NA49 project, will study hadron production in p+p, p+A, h+A, and A+A reactions at various energies. The broad physics program includes the investigation of the properties of strongly interacting matter, as well as precision measurements of hadron spectra for the T2K neutrino experiment and for the Pierre Auger Observatory and KASCADE cosmic-ray projects. The main physics goals of the NA61/SHINE ion program are to study the properties of the onset of deconfinement at low SPS energies and to find signatures of the critical point of strongly interacting matter. To achieve these goals a broad range in the (T - \\mu_{B}) phase diagram will be covered by performing an energy (10A-158A GeV/c) and system size (p+p, B+C, Ar+Ca, Xe+La) scan. The first data for this 2-D scan were taken in 2009, i.e. p+p interactions at 20, 30, 40, 80, 158 GeV/c beam energy. This contribution will summarize physics arguments for the NA61/SHINE ion program, show the detector performance and present the current status of the experiment and plans for the next years.

  7. Semicoke production and quality at Chinese vertical SJ furnaces

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    V.M. Strakhov; I.V. Surovtseva; A.V. D'yachenko; V.M. Men'shenin [Kuznetsk Center, Eastern Coal-Chemistry Institute (Russian Federation)

    2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In Russia there has been little interest on the thermal processing of non-sintering coal. However it may be used to obtain many special types of coke and semicoke that are necessary for processes other than blast furnace smelting and employing small metallurgical coke fractions that do not meet the relevant quality requirements. China has recently made great progress in developing the thermal processing of coal (mainly energy coal) to obtain a highly effective product, semicoke, primarily used in metallurgy and adsorption process. The article considers the operation of a Chinese semicoking plant equipped with vertical SJ furnaces. The plant is in the Shenmu district of Shanxi province (Inner Mongolia). The enterprise includes two furnaces of total output of about 100,000 t/yr of semicoke.

  8. The Enigma of the Stranger: The Chinese Filipino as Alien and Citizen

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    Gonzales, Gloria G.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in this city. We don’t like aliens profiting from starvingWeb. Hau, Caroline S. “Alien Nation. ” Necessary Fictions:The Chinese Filipino as Alien and Citizen A Thesis submitted

  9. The sequence of the supreme and mundane : case studies of the Chinese urban order

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    Huang, Jianxiang, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    After decades of urbanization and growth, Chinese cities are experiencing rapid renewal and redevelopment. The revolutionary changes in city form are accompanied by not only prosperity and wealth, but also chaotic environment ...

  10. Software Reliability Theory Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    Software Reliability Theory Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; exponential order statistics; modelingm markov software reliability models; comparisons; emerging techniques Abstract Software reliability modeling has, surprisingly to many, been around since the early 1970s

  11. Bargaining in the Chinese Leviathan: An Examination on the Steel Industry after China's SOE Reform

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    Li, Zichao

    2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis centers on the competitions between enterprises in the steel industry in China after the SOE (state-owned enterprises) reform, which can be viewed as a case for mass economic reforms within Chinese Leviathan. To examine the effect...

  12. Resources and capabilities in high-tech enterpreneurship : a study of two generations of Chinese startups

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    Xu, Lin, 1964 May 1-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By examining the origin and growth dynamics of two generations of high-tech startups in China's information technology sectors, this study presents empirical research on how Chinese technology startup companies, despite ...

  13. Economic statecraft with Chinese characteristics : the use of commercial actors in China's grand strategy

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    Norris, William J., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is about Chinese economic statecraft: what it is, how it works and why it is more or less effective. The study builds a theory of economic statecraft that provides an explanation of how states use firms to pursue ...

  14. ancient chinese anti-fever: Topics by E-print Network

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

    the plans of Xi'an, Khanbalik and Dali. Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina 2013-01-01 4 "Fractal Expression" in Chinese Calligraphy Physics (arXiv) Summary: We show that from...

  15. Wage earnings of Chinese in the United States: individual and contextual determinants

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    Qin, Bibin

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this dissertation is to identify both individual and contextual characteristics that may affect the wage earnings of Chinese in the U.S. labor market. The major individual characteristics include education, labor experience...

  16. Determinants of socioeconomic attainment of Chinese American women: a multilevel analysis

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    Qin, Bibin

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The main objective of this study is to examine the effects of individual characteristics, labor market sectors and community (MSAs) characteristics on the earnings of Chinese American women using the 1990 5% PUMS data. The individual characteristics...

  17. Capital appreciation potentials of Chinese residential market : identification of investment opportunities

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    Wang, Philip Gin Shun

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mission of our thesis is to assist residential real estate investors and developers in making more systematic investment decisions when selecting Chinese cities. In particular, our thesis has three major objectives, ...

  18. Chinese housing mixology : considerations for the successful development of mixed-income housing

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    Chan, Janelle (Janelle Jie-Ying)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, the Chinese government transformed their national system of housing provision and introduced market mechanisms. The consequent boom in residential real estate development and the emergence of speculative ...

  19. Cultural Geography of Early Chinese Americans in Idaho and Montana, 1865-1900

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    Chang, Woojin

    2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Chinese Birthplace in 1880. Source: HeritageQuest Online. 15 County Chinese Population Birthplace China ID MT CA OR WA MA Ada 161 154 6 1 Bannock 46 43 3 Bingham 10 10 Blaine 69 69 Boise 273 255 14 4 Canyon 43 41... (1869), and Murray (1884). In southwestern Montana, the big ones were Virginia City (1863), Ophir Gulch (1865), Confederate Gulch (1866), and Yogo Canyon (1878). All these strikes brought in a steady stream of placer throughout the late nineteenth...

  20. Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency

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    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

    2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    China will account for about half of the new construction globally in the coming decade. Its floorspace doubled from 1996 to 2011, and Chinese rural buildings alone have as much floorspace as all of U.S. residential buildings. Building energy consumption has also grown, increasing by over 40% since 1990. To curb building energy demand, the Chinese government has launched a series of policies and programs. Combined, this growth in buildings and renovations, along with the policies to promote green buildings, are creating a large market for energy efficiency products and services. This report assesses the impact of China’s policies on building energy efficiency and on the market for energy efficiency in the future. The first chapter of this report introduces the trends in China, drawing on both historical analysis, and detailed modeling of the drivers behind changes in floorspace and building energy demand such as economic and population growth, urbanization, policy. The analysis describes the trends by region, building type and energy service. The second chapter discusses China’s policies to promote green buildings. China began developing building energy codes in the 1980s. Over time, the central government has increased the stringency of the code requirements and the extent of enforcement. The codes are mandatory in all new buildings and major renovations in China’s cities, and they have been a driving force behind the expansion of China’s markets for insulation, efficient windows, and other green building materials. China also has several other important policies to encourage efficient buildings, including the Three-Star Rating System (somewhat akin to LEED), financial incentives tied to efficiency, appliance standards, a phasing out of incandescent bulbs and promotion of efficient lighting, and several policies to encourage retrofits in existing buildings. In the third chapter, we take “deep dives” into the trends affecting key building components. This chapter examines insulation in walls and roofs; efficient windows and doors; heating, air conditioning and controls; and lighting. These markets have seen significant growth because of the strength of the construction sector but also the specific policies that require and promote efficient building components. At the same time, as requirements have become more stringent, there has been fierce competition, and quality has at time suffered, which in turn has created additional challenges. Next we examine existing buildings in chapter four. China has many Soviet-style, inefficient buildings built before stringent requirements for efficiency were more widely enforced. As a result, there are several specific market opportunities related to retrofits. These fall into two or three categories. First, China now has a code for retrofitting residential buildings in the north. Local governments have targets of the number of buildings they must retrofit each year, and they help finance the changes. The requirements focus on insulation, windows, and heat distribution. Second, the Chinese government recently decided to increase the scale of its retrofits of government and state-owned buildings. It hopes to achieve large scale changes through energy service contracts, which creates an opportunity for energy service companies. Third, there is also a small but growing trend to apply energy service contracts to large commercial and residential buildings. This report assesses the impacts of China’s policies on building energy efficiency. By examining the existing literature and interviewing stakeholders from the public, academic, and private sectors, the report seeks to offer an in-depth insights of the opportunities and barriers for major market segments related to building energy efficiency. The report also discusses trends in building energy use, policies promoting building energy efficiency, and energy performance contracting for public building retrofits.

  1. www.scichina.com www.springerlink.com 2087 Chinese Science Bulletin 2006 Vol. 51 No. 17 2087--2094

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    Lovley, Derek

    Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai] . These genes play critical roles in the Nod-factor perception/transduction system a

  2. Trans-media strategies of appropriation, narrativization, and visualization : adaptations of literature in a century of Chinese cinema

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    Qin, Liyan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cinema coincided with a wholesale revamping and critiquing of the Chinese tradition, first against such western values as democracy and science,

  3. Making Ourselves Understood: The Role of Previous Experience, Stereotypes, Communication Accommodation, and Anxiety in Americans' Perceptions of Communication with Chinese Students

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    Ruble, Racheal A.

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined American students' perceptions of communication with Chinese international students in two parts. First, studies were conducted to explore the stereotypes American students have about Chinese students. ...

  4. To return home or "Return to Taiwan" : conflicts and survival in the "Voluntary Repatriation" of Chinese POWs in the Korean War

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    Chang, Cheng David

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Anniversary of the Korean War,” Journal of Strategic StudiesWar..………..the Communists: Divergent Civil War Experiences of Chinese

  5. The Growth Trend of the Chinese Construction Industry: When it will Surpass the U.S. Construction Industry

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    Huang, Yilei

    2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    U.S. architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) firms doing business in China are minimally successful because they are unfamiliar with the Chinese market. To assist the U.S. AEC firms to become more competitive in the Chinese market, a...

  6. Proceedings of CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP2010), pages 245248, Beijing, August 2010

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    Zong, Chengqing

    Proceedings of CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP2010), pages 245­248, Beijing, August 2010 A Character-Based Joint Model for CIPS-SIGHAN Word Segmentation Bakeoff 2010 Kun Wang This paper presents a Chinese Word Segmentation system for the closed track of CIPS-SIGHAN Word Segmentation

  7. Proceedings of the Third CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing, pages 146152, Wuhan, China, 20-21 October 2014

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    Proceedings of the Third CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing, pages 146­152, Wuhan, China, 20-21 October 2014 Evaluation Report of the fourth Chinese Parsing Evaluation: CIPS Chinese parsing evaluation: CIPS-SIGHAN- ParsEval-2014, including its parsing, evalua- tion metrics

  8. Proceedings of the Third CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing, pages 96100, Wuhan, China, 20-21 October 2014

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    Proceedings of the Third CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing, pages 96 for CIPS-SIGHAN'2014 Bakeoff Lu Xiang Xiaoqing Li Yu Zhou Institute of Automation Chinese Academy for the CIPS- SIGHAN-2014 bakeoff task of Chinese word segmentation. This system adopts a character- based

  9. Advances in X-Ray Chemical Analysis, Japan, 45 (2014) ISSN 0911-7806 Report on 10th Chinese X-Ray Spectrometry Conference (CXRSC)

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    Jun, Kawai

    and Information Technology), Dr. Yidong Zhao (Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences-Ray Spectrometry Conference (CXRSC) Ying LIU #12;#12;45 345 Report on 10th Chinese X-Ray Spectrometry Conference (CXRSC) Adv. X-Ray. Chem. Anal., Japan 45, pp.345-348 (2014) Report on 10th Chinese X-Ray Spectrometry

  10. Thai group set to invest in Chinese petchem complex

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    Alperowicz, N.

    1993-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A $5-billion refinery and petrochemical complex is planned by Thailand's Charoen Pokphand (Bangkok) at the seaport of Nimpoh, near Shanghai. The company has discussed the project with the central government of China, and state oil and petrochemicals company Sinopec (Beijing) is due to complete a feasibility study within the next two months. Charoen's plastics processing subsidiary, Kuo Shen (Hong Kong), is expected to hold 70% in the venture, Sinopec 20%, and the Chinese government the remaining 10%. Western companies have been invited to participate. Solvay (Brussels), a 49% partner with Charoen Pokphand in the Vinythai polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture at Map Ta Pud, Thailand, has not yet made a commitment. The 5-million m.t./year oil refinery would feed the complex, which will be based on a 450,000-m.t./year ethylene plant, downstream aromatics units, and a range of derivatives plants. The complex, which falls outside the many announced for Thailand's current five-year economic plan, is expcted to be implemented in stages. To begin with, a 120,000-m.t./year PVC plant will be built that will be fed on imported vinyl chloride monomer. Charoen is in discussions with process licensers, including Solvay, European Vinyl Corp., BFGoodrich, and Shinetsu. Half the PVC output will be consumed by Kuo Shen in China, where Charoen has several plastics processing units, including one in Shanghai and one in Nimpoh. Meanwhile, Sinopec's Hong Kong subsidiary is seeking partners to invest in joint venture projects in China. Sinopec president Liu Xuemin says the company is willing to cooperate with overseas companies to establish small petrochemical projects. In addition, Sinopec is negotiating with officials of Dayang in Jiangsu province and the special economic zone of Shen Zhen, near Hong Kong, on joint ventures for plastics and food additives.

  11. Dwyer, Arienne M. 1995. From the Northwest China Sprachbund: Xúnhuà Chinese dialect data

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    Dwyer, Arienne M.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    :0 ?: ? ? ? 0 v M.C. ?- > ?- ? ? n M.C. n- : m- ?:? ?i?? : [m?i]?? [m?i]?? t > ts/__i ?:? ???? ????? ?? ??? /i/ following palatals ??? ?i ??i ?i [??i] [???i] [??i] /i//y/ following apicals ?? ? [?i] [l?i] [???] [?i] [l?i] [???] (M.C.= Middle... vowels: [?i??]~[l?i??] ? ‘pear’ [????]~[l????] ? surname ‘Luni01DA’ Amdo Tibetan has the phoneme /lh/, a voiceless aspirated lateral (i.e. [l?????]) (Sun: 18). The spirantization of /l/ in Xúnhuà Chinese apparently reflects a Chinese...

  12. On the Effects of Haptic Display in Brush and Ink Simulation for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

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    Ouhyoung, Ming

    On the Effects of Haptic Display in Brush and Ink Simulation for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Jeng-sheng Yeh jsyeh@cmlab.csie.ntu.edu.tw Ting-yu Lien andie@cmlab.csie.ntu.edu.tw Ming Ouhyoung ming@csie.ntu

  13. LANGUAGE PROCESSING IN CHINESE H.C. Chen and O.J.L. Tzeng (Editors)

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    Butterworth, Brian

    Publishers B.V. All rights reserved. Deep and Surface Dyslexia in Chinese Wengang Yin and Brian Butterworth-damage, resulting in different patterns of reading disability, i.e. "deep" and "surface" dyslexia. These data; Hu, Zhu, & Liu, 1986); clinical classification - for example, whether dyslexia is accompanied

  14. Chinese Science: a Flexible Response to the West? Peter C. Perdue

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    Elman, Benjamin

    : Benjamin A. Elman, A cultural history of modern science in China Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.: Harvard University Press, 2005), Elman surveys four major periods of scientific and technological the Jesuits arrived. He aimed to fit Chinese achievements within a fixed model of scientific disciplines

  15. Case study on accounting fraud of U.S.-listed Chinese companies

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    An, Tingting

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the period from 2009 to 2013, 76 out of 848 U.S. federal securities class action litigations were against Chinese companies listed in U.S. markets. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has also initiated ...

  16. Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient quantitative estimates from Chinese hamster ovary cell pellet biophantoms

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient quantitative estimates from Chinese hamster ovary cell pellet August 2010; accepted 6 August 2010 A cell pellet biophantom technique is introduced, and applied verification purposes. BSC estimates from CHO cell pellet biophantoms of known number density were performed

  17. Spelling English Words: Contributions of Phonological, Morphological and Orthographic Knowledge in Speakers of English and Chinese

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    Zhao, Jing

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    three factor structure (PA, MA and OA) for both groups ...................................................... 53 Figure 5a Standardized estimates of the configural CFA model (American) ...... 58 Figure 5b Standardized estimates... of the structural model (Chinese) ................... 70 xii LIST OF TABLES Page Table 1 Minnesota participant information obtained from 2010 School NCLB Data Report (n = 99) .................................................... 37...

  18. Influence of U.S. immigration laws on Chinese immigration, United States, 1980 to 2002

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    Luo, Hua

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Visas: China and All Countries, 1984-2002 ....................................................... 59 4 Correlation between Economic Variables and PIR.................................. 66 5 Correlation between... to travel to China and reenter the United States, but its provisions were otherwise more restrictive than preceding immigration laws. This Act 19 required Chinese to register and secure a certificate as proof of their right to be in the United States...

  19. Multiannual patterns of influenza A transmission in Chinese live bird market systems

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    Webb, Colleen

    Multiannual patterns of influenza A transmission in Chinese live bird market systems Kim M. Pepin and emergence in humans is confounded by insufficient empirical data on the ecology and dynamics of AIV in poultry systems. To address this gap, we quantified incidence patterns for 13 hemagglutinin subtypes

  20. Thousand-year-long Chinese time series reveals climatic forcing of decadal locust dynamics

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    -dependent effects deserve increased at- tention in global warming studies. agricultural pest ecological response and Rodents in Agriculture, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tatun Road, Chao Yang District and droughts in the lower Yangtze River, phenomena that are associated with locust outbreaks. Our results imply

  1. Twentieth century Chinese architecture : examples and their significance in a modern tradition

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    Marcus, Karen K

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    If one were to seek a unifying factor in this relatively short period of a modern Chinese tradition, it might be surprising to find that amidst the jolts of passing out of a feudal era into the twentieth century, the ancient ...

  2. How to Manage the Chinese Coal Value Chain by Kevin Jianjun Tu

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    enormously from speakers and participants at two US-China Coal Value Chain Exchanges, especially Ni Weido, Li at the China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Technology Research Institute, Wang Jinnan at the Chinese Academy to assist in the finalization of this report. #12;IV Executive Summary Coal is the backbone of China

  3. A Grammar-Based Chinese to English Speech Translation System for Portable Devices

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    Wu, Dekai

    by the ever-increasing hardware power of portable devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), PDAA Grammar-Based Chinese to English Speech Translation System for Portable Devices Pascale FUNG, LIU Portable devices such as PDA phones and smart phones are increasingly popular. Many of these devices

  4. Asian emissions of CO and NOx: Constraints from aircraft and Chinese station data

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    Palmer, Paul

    and chemistry; KEYWORDS: inversion, Asian emissions, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides Citation: Wang, Y. X., MAsian emissions of CO and NOx: Constraints from aircraft and Chinese station data Yuxuan X. Wang to constrain estimates of Asian emissions of CO and NOx. A priori emissions are based on a detailed bottom

  5. Proceedings of the Chinese-American symposium on energy markets and the future of energy demand

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    Meyers, S. (ed.)

    1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Symposium was organized by the Energy Research Institute of the State Economic Commission of China, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University from the United States. It was held at the Johns Hopkins University Nanjing Center in late June 1988. It was attended by about 15 Chinese and an equal number of US experts on various topics related to energy demand and supply. Each presenter is one of the best observers of the energy situation in their field. A Chinese and US speaker presented papers on each topic. In all, about 30 papers were presented over a period of two and one half days. Each paper was translated into English and Chinese. The Chinese papers provide an excellent overview of the emerging energy demand and supply situation in China and the obstacles the Chinese planners face in managing the expected increase in demand for energy. These are matched by papers that discuss the energy situation in the US and worldwide, and the implications of the changes in the world energy situation on both countries. The papers in Part 1 provide historical background and discuss future directions. The papers in Part 2 focus on the historical development of energy planning and policy in each country and the methodologies and tools used for projecting energy demand and supply. The papers in Part 3 examine the pattern of energy demand, the forces driving demand, and opportunities for energy conservation in each of the major sectors in China and the US. The papers in Part 4 deal with the outlook for global and Pacific region energy markets and the development of the oil and natural gas sector in China.

  6. analiticheskij kompleks na: Topics by E-print Network

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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  1. adquirida na comunidade: Topics by E-print Network

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

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    Na monocarboxylate transport (SMCT) protein expression correlates with survival in colon cancer, 2006) We report an extensive characterization of the Na monocarboxy- late...

  13. Reduce Air Infiltration in Furnaces (English/Chinese) (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chinese translation of the Reduce Air Infiltration in Furnaces fact sheet. Provides suggestions on how to improve furnace energy efficiency. Fuel-fired furnaces discharge combustion products through a stack or a chimney. Hot furnace gases are less dense and more buoyant than ambient air, so they rise, creating a differential pressure between the top and the bottom of the furnace. This differential, known as thermal head, is the source of a natural draft or negative pressure in furnaces and boilers. A well-designed furnace (or boiler) is built to avoid air leakage into the furnace or leakage of flue gases from the furnace to the ambient. However, with time, most furnaces develop cracks or openings around doors, joints, and hearth seals. These openings (leaks) usually appear small compared with the overall dimensions of the furnace, so they are often ignored. The negative pressure created by the natural draft (or use of an induced-draft fan) in a furnace draws cold air through the openings (leaks) and into the furnace. The cold air becomes heated to the furnace exhaust gas temperature and then exits through the flue system, wasting valuable fuel. It might also cause excessive oxidation of metals or other materials in the furnaces. The heat loss due to cold air leakage resulting from the natural draft can be estimated if you know four major parameters: (1) The furnace or flue gas temperature; (2) The vertical distance H between the opening (leak) and the point where the exhaust gases leave the furnace and its flue system (if the leak is along a vertical surface, H will be an average value); (3) The area of the leak, in square inches; and (4) The amount of operating time the furnace spends at negative pressure. Secondary parameters that affect the amount of air leakage include these: (1) The furnace firing rate; (2) The flue gas velocity through the stack or the stack cross-section area; (3) The burner operating conditions (e.g., excess air, combustion air temperature, and so on). For furnaces or boilers using an induced-draft (ID) fan, the furnace negative pressure depends on the fan performance and frictional losses between the fan inlet and the point of air leakage. In most cases, it would be necessary to measure or estimate negative pressure at the opening. The amount of air leakage, the heat lost in flue gases, and their effects on increased furnace or boiler fuel consumption can be calculated by using the equations and graphs given in Industrial Furnaces (see W. Trinks et al., below). Note that the actual heat input required to compensate for the heat loss in flue gases due to air leakage would be greater than the heat contained in the air leakage because of the effect of available heat in the furnace. For a high-temperature furnace that is not maintained properly, the fuel consumption increase due to air leakage can be as high as 10% of the fuel input.

  14. Um novo paradigma na medicina DESENVOLVEU UMA METODOLOGIA DISRUPTIVA BASEADA NA INTEGRAO DE AVANADAS TECNOLOGIAS

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Um novo paradigma na medicina do coração DESENVOLVEU UMA METODOLOGIA DISRUPTIVA BASEADA NA M�DICOS A MELHORAR DIAGN�STICOS NA MEDICINA DO CORA��O. #12;Depois do aperfeiçoamento das tecnologias pa medicina. A utilização dos resultados da genéti- ca como meio auxiliar de diagnóstico clínico é já uma

  15. Double vision hermeneutics of a Chinese pastor’s intersubjective experience of Shì engaging Yìzhuàn and Pauline texts 

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    Ooi, Hio Kee

    2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this thesis is to unfold the multilayered intersubjective experience of the author himself, a Chinese pastor. The author postulates himself as the subject in whom the said experience was evident, so that it ...

  16. Life in Challenge Mills, Yuba County, California, 18751915 A small Chinese settlement was located on the northeastern outskirts of Challenge

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    over their fireplaces, which were built of rocks and local clay. At least one cabin had an exquisitely. One oldtimer remembered selling a 200-pound hog to the Chinese for one dollar. Another oldtimer

  17. Na double-edge magneto-optic filter for Na lidar profiling of wind and temperature in the

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    Chu, Xinzhao

    proposed by one of the authors (Williams), originating from the Na magneto-optic filter in solar-edge magneto-optic fil- ter (Na-DEMOF). It has advantages over the FPIs and iodine filters because of its magnetic field across the Na cell causes the Zeeman splitting of Na energy levels, which shifts

  18. Chinese parenting and children's compliance to adults: a cross-cultural comparative study

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    Huang, Ching-Yu Soar

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    -Deckard et al., 1998; Aspland & Gardner, 2003), it has been used in a number of studies to analyse parenting behaviour and parent-child interaction for both structured and unstructured tasks across different cultures (e.g., Corapci, Radan, & Lozoff, 2006... good iron status (Corapci, Radan, & Lozoff, 2006). The wide range of sample the 11 PARCHISY had been used with and its ability to discriminate the group differences made it suitable to be used in the current study. Chinese parenting...

  19. The Question-asking Behavior of Five Chinese International Students: A Case Study

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    Chu, Yiting

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Uncle Justin and Aunt Ming. Without their gracious help and love, it would have been impossible to finish the thesis. Finally but most importantly, I want to thank my parents, Dr. Dongning Chu and Qiuyu Li, for their unconditional love and support... that many Chinese international students in host countries were reluctant to ask question or participate in class discussion (Beaver & Tuck, 1998; Dougherty & Wall, 1991; Ho, 1991; Klopf, 1997; Wan, 2001; Yang, 1993; Zhou, Knoke, & Skamoto, 2005...

  20. The Vicissitudes of Tanman village: collectivization and decollectivization in Chinese agriculture

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    Zhou, Xiao

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF CONTENTS' Page iV V Vi Vl. l. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION. II ' THE INFLUENCE OF MARX AND MAO ON CHINESE RURAL POLICY. III. APPLICABLE SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY. . Marxist Theories of Class and Stratification and Different Interpretations Classical... with the capitalist countries. Milovan Djilas (1957) was the first communist leader to provide a radical approach to the class relations, an approach which would shock Marx. In states that "a ruling communist party in socialist society becomes a new class...

  1. master's degree NaNotechNology

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    Twente, Universiteit

    master's degree NaNotechNology When choosing a Master's programme, it is wise to look one step topical, incorporating the latest developments in applied physics, nanotechnology, chemical engineering projects will be carried out at the MESA+ institute for nanotechnology, or the MIRA institute

  2. Laser trapping of {sup 21}Na atoms

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    Lu, Zheng-Tian

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes an experiment in which about four thousand radioactive {sup 21}Na (t{sub l/2} = 22 sec) atoms were trapped in a magneto-optical trap with laser beams. Trapped {sup 21}Na atoms can be used as a beta source in a precision measurement of the beta-asymmetry parameter of the decay of {sup 21}Na {yields} {sup 21}Ne + {Beta}{sup +} + v{sub e}, which is a promising way to search for an anomalous right-handed current coupling in charged weak interactions. Although the number o trapped atoms that we have achieved is still about two orders of magnitude lower than what is needed to conduct a measurement of the beta-asymmetry parameter at 1% of precision level, the result of this experiment proved the feasibility of trapping short-lived radioactive atoms. In this experiment, {sup 21}Na atoms were produced by bombarding {sup 24}Mg with protons of 25 MeV at the 88 in. Cyclotron of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. A few recently developed techniques of laser manipulation of neutral atoms were applied in this experiment. The {sup 21}Na atoms emerging from a heated oven were first transversely cooled. As a result, the on-axis atomic beam intensity was increased by a factor of 16. The atoms in the beam were then slowed down from thermal speed by applying Zeeman-tuned slowing technique, and subsequently loaded into a magneto-optical trap at the end of the slowing path. The last two chapters of this thesis present two studies on the magneto-optical trap of sodium atoms. In particular, the mechanisms of magneto-optical traps at various laser frequencies and the collisional loss mechanisms of these traps were examined.

  3. Six-Digit Stroke-based Chinese Input Method Lai-Man Po, Chi-Kwan Wong, Yiu-Ki Au, Ka-Ho Ng and Ka-Man Wong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    Six-Digit Stroke-based Chinese Input Method Lai-Man Po, Chi-Kwan Wong, Yiu-Ki Au, Ka-Ho Ng and Ka-known stroke- based Chinese input method using only five basic stroke types could achieve low learning curve with a lot of strokes. To tackle this problem, simplified stroke-based Chinese character and phrase coding

  4. 2011 Annual Planning Summary for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)

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    The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2011 and 2012 within Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20).

  5. Gua para a Sustentabilidade Ambiental na UDC

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    #12;#12;#12;Guía para a Sustentabilidade Ambiental na UDC #12;Redacción Dolores Árias Vázquez Juan Introdución 23 Indicadores de sustentabilidade 27 O contorno natural e humanizado 35 Caracterización dos Ambientalización curricular 101 Outros servizos da udC relacionados coa sustentabilidade 105 O medio ambiente

  6. Electronic nose with a new feature reduction method and a multi-linear classifier for Chinese liquor classification

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    Jing, Yaqi; Meng, Qinghao, E-mail: qh-meng@tju.edu.cn; Qi, Peifeng; Zeng, Ming; Li, Wei; Ma, Shugen [Tianjin Key Laboratory of Process Measurement and Control, Institute of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)] [Tianjin Key Laboratory of Process Measurement and Control, Institute of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An electronic nose (e-nose) was designed to classify Chinese liquors of the same aroma style. A new method of feature reduction which combined feature selection with feature extraction was proposed. Feature selection method used 8 feature-selection algorithms based on information theory and reduced the dimension of the feature space to 41. Kernel entropy component analysis was introduced into the e-nose system as a feature extraction method and the dimension of feature space was reduced to 12. Classification of Chinese liquors was performed by using back propagation artificial neural network (BP-ANN), linear discrimination analysis (LDA), and a multi-linear classifier. The classification rate of the multi-linear classifier was 97.22%, which was higher than LDA and BP-ANN. Finally the classification of Chinese liquors according to their raw materials and geographical origins was performed using the proposed multi-linear classifier and classification rate was 98.75% and 100%, respectively.

  7. Androgynous Beauty, Virtual Community: Stardom, Fandom and Chinese Reality Shows under Globalization

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    Xiao, Hui Faye

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    104 5 Androgynous Beauty, Virtual Sisterhood Stardom, Fandom, and Chinese Talent Shows under Globalization hui faye xiao In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. —Andy Warhol, exhibition catalog (1968) [P]opular culture always...-mediated modernities kaifang) launched in 1978. Up to 1987, China had 600 million viewers with 120 million television sets (Guo 2008). In 2005, every 100 urban house- holds owned 130.5 color television sets, whereas every 100 rural house- holds had 109 television sets...

  8. Chinese supercomputer stays No. 1, Titan at ORNL still No. 2 | ornl.gov

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to User Group and Userof a blast-resistantChemistryChin Guok AboutChinese

  9. Comparative studies of etching mechanisms of CR-39 in NaOH/H2O and NaOH/ethanol

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    Yu, K.N.

    Comparative studies of etching mechanisms of CR-39 in NaOH/H2O and NaOH/ethanol K.C.C. Tse, D Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Available online 13 May 2007 Abstract The bulk etch rate for CR-39 in NaOH/ethanol accumulates on the surface of CR-39 detector during etching in NaOH/ethanol, which is absent during etching

  10. Technical and economic analysis of energy efficiency of Chinese room air conditioners

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    Fridley, David G.; Rosenquist, Gregory; Jiang, Lin; Li, Aixian; Xin, Dingguo; Cheng, Jianhong

    2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    China has experienced tremendous growth in the production and sales of room air conditioners over the last decade. Although minimum room air conditioner energy efficiency standards have been in effect since 1989, no efforts were made during most of the 1990's to update the standard to be more reflective of current market conditions. In 1999, China's State Bureau of Technical Supervision (SBTS) included in their annual plan the development and revision of the 1989 room air conditioner standard, and experts from SBTS worked together with LBNL to analyze the new standards. Based on the engineering and life cycle-cost analyses performed, the most predominant type of room air conditioner in the Chinese market (split-type with a cooling capacity between 2500 and 4500 W (8500 Btu/h and 15,300Btu/h)) can have its efficiency increased cost-effectively to an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 2.92 W/W (9.9 Btu/hr/W). If an EER standard of 2.92 W/W became effective in 2001, Chinese consumers would be estimated to save over 3.5 billion Yuan (420 million U.S. dollars) over the period of 2001-2020. Carbon emissions over the same period would be reduced by approximately 12 million metric tonnes.

  11. Made in China, Mined in Australia: Interdependency and Business-Cycle Transmission between Chinese and Australian Industries

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    1 Made in China, Mined in Australia: Interdependency and Business- Cycle Transmission between of interdependence between Australia and China due to the transmission of economic shocks between production in the two countries. I analyse two models to ascertain the impact of Chinese development on Australia

  12. Construction of Civil Society Database Funded by the Chinese Studies Major Area of CUHK, the Centre for Civil

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    Huang, Jianwei

    collaboration. New Platform for Studying Air Pollution The rapid industrial developments in the Pearl43 Research Construction of Civil Society Database Funded by the Chinese Studies Major of Asia- Pacific Studies to construct a Civil Society Database (CSD). The project led by Prof. Chan Kin

  13. Oil price shocks and their short-and long-term effects on the Chinese economy Weiqi Tang a

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    Matthews, Adrian

    Oil price shocks and their short- and long-term effects on the Chinese economy Weiqi Tang a , Libo-correction model Oil-price shocks Price transmission mechanisms Investment Output Producer/consumer price index of oil-price shocks for the developed economies. However, there has been a lack of similar empirical

  14. Forthcoming in the inaugural issue of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies China's Economic Growth After WTO Membership

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    Forthcoming in the inaugural issue of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies China's Economic Growth After WTO Membership Jeffrey D. Sachs Earth Institute, Columbia University 405 Low Library, MC 4335 535 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027 sachs@columbia.edu and Wing Thye Woo Economics

  15. Chinese Journal of Polymer Science Vol. 22, No. 4, (2004), 349-353 SYNTHESIS AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF

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    Wan, Xin-hua

    . Polybenzoxazoles (PBOs) have long been regarded as heat-resistant fibers and as matrix materials for fiberChinese Journal of Polymer Science Vol. 22, No. 4, (2004), 349-353 SYNTHESIS AND THERMAL PROPERTIES precursor was subjected to thermal cyclization in an inert atmosphere to convert it into the corresponding

  16. ACTA MECHANICA SINICA, Vo1.19, No.3, June 2003 The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

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    Qiao, Li

    Key Laboratory of Clean Coal Combustion, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China) ABSTRACT Mechanics Chinese Journal of Mechanics Press, Beijing, China Allerton Press, INC., New York, U.S.A. ISSN- * The project supported by the Special Funds for Major State Basic Research of China (G1999-0222-07) t E

  17. Taipei mobility : gone in less than 300 seconds : mixed modality transportation system in dense mixed-use urban fabric, take Taipei City for example

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    Chuang, Chih-Chao

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban designers and planners always try to tackle the urban issues from spatial, cultural and economical point of views; However, sometimes these issues were limited or, even more, created by current transportation system. ...

  18. Crnica: "A horta na cidade" (Primavera Ambiental 2013)

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    Crónica: "A horta na cidade" (Primavera Ambiental 2013) O pasado mércores 10 de abril tivo lugar na con ADEGA. A actividade que leva por título "A horta na cidade" consistiu nunha conferencia a cargo de, Isabel Barrio explicounos os pros e contras dos diferentes tipos de hortas urbanas, dende as máis básicas

  19. Office of Nuclear Material Integration (ONMI), NA-73

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    U.S. as well as Imports and Exports Jointly funded by the NRC & NNSA - Managed by NA-73 Fuel Cycle Facilities Conversion Enrichment Fuel Fabrication Power Reactors,...

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    relacionar as percepes de identidade profissional dos docentes de educao infantil com (more) Leito, Zuleica Maria Tavares de Brito 2013-01-01 122 for the NA48...

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  2. Angular distributions of photoelectrons from free Na clusters

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    Wopperer, P.; Dinh, P. M. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, IRSAMC, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex, France and CNRS, UMR 5152, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex (France); Faber, B.; Reinhard, P.-G. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Erlangen, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Suraud, E. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, IRSAMC, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex, France and CNRS, UMR 5152, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex (France); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Erlangen, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany)

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore, from a theoretical perspective, photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) of the Na clusters Na{sub 8}, Na{sub 10}, Na{sub 12}, Na{sub 18}, Na{sub 3}{sup +}, Na{sub 11}{sup +}, Na{sub 13}{sup +}, and Na{sub 19}{sup +}. The basis of the description is the time-dependent local-density approximation (TDLDA), augmented by a self-interaction correction (SIC) to describe ionization properties correctly. The scheme is solved on a numerical grid in coordinate space with absorbing bounds. We assume for each cluster system an isotropic ensemble of free clusters and develop for the case of one-photon emission analytical formulas for computing the orientation-averaged PAD on the basis of a few TDLDA-SIC calculations for properly chosen reference orientations. It turns out that all the information in the averaged PAD is contained in one anisotropy parameter. We find that this parameter varies very little with system size, but as a whole is crucially influenced by the detailed ionic structure. We also make comparisons with direct orientation averaging and consider one example reaching outside the perturbative regime.

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  6. Experts' perspective on the performance of Chinese technical guidelines for Plan Environmental Impact Assessment

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    He Jia, E-mail: emmah417@hotmail.com [State Key Laboratory on Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Sun Sun [Zhoushan Environmental Protection Bureau, Zhejiang, 316100 (China); Bao Cunkuan [State Key Laboratory on Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Chen Fan [Environmental Engineering Assessment Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing, 100012 (China); Jiang Dahe [UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, Shanghai 200092 (China)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This research was to evaluate the Technical Guideline (HJ/T130-2003) effectiveness based on data resource from a questionnaire survey and interviews on EIA experts. The result demonstrated that the guideline served mainly as a quality control measure for PEIA products, and only a small proportion of experts considered it effective due to its inconsistency with the newly released Chinese PEIA Regulation (2009) and poor practicability. Current status of SEA implementation in China was also studied in terms of application fields, effectiveness evaluation, and major issues to affect SEA, to conclude that SEA implementation in China is premature, and with limited effectiveness. The major problem was the lack of effective methodologies and technical tools. Recommendations for revising the PEIA Guideline and advices to improving SEA implementation in China were accordingly proposed.

  7. Using Waste Heat for External Processes (English/Chinese) (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chinese translation of the Using Waste Heat for External Processes fact sheet. Provides suggestions on how to use waste heat in industrial applications. The temperature of exhaust gases from fuel-fired industrial processes depends mainly on the process temperature and the waste heat recovery method. Figure 1 shows the heat lost in exhaust gases at various exhaust gas temperatures and percentages of excess air. Energy from gases exhausted from higher temperature processes (primary processes) can be recovered and used for lower temperature processes (secondary processes). One example is to generate steam using waste heat boilers for the fluid heaters used in petroleum crude processing. In addition, many companies install heat exchangers on the exhaust stacks of furnaces and ovens to produce hot water or to generate hot air for space heating.

  8. Pion and kaon freezeout in NA44

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    NA44 Collaboration

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NA44 spectrometer is optimized for the study of single and two-particle particle spectra near mid-rapidity for transverse momenta below {approx} 1 GeV/c. A large fraction of all pairs in the spectrometer`s acceptance are at low relative momenta, resulting in small statistical uncertainties on the extracted size parameters. In addition, the spectrometer`s clean particle identification allows the authors to measure correlation functions for pions, kaons, and protons. This contribution will concentrate on the source size parameters determined from pion and kaon correlation functions. These size parameters will be compared to calculations from the RQMD event generator and also interpreted in the context of a hydrodynamic model. Finally, the measured single particle spectra will be examined from the viewpoint of hydrodynamics.

  9. Crnica I Encontro Solar na UDC O pasado mrcores 24 de abril tivo lugar na Praza da Fraga (Campus da

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    /informativos/os-universitarios-da-coruna-comparten-unha-xornada-de- gastronomia-solar-573783 http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/coruna/2013/04/24/cocina-universitaria-energiaCrónica I Encontro Solar na UDC O pasado mércores 24 de abril tivo lugar na Praza da Fraga (Campus da Zapateira) a primeira edición do Encontro Solar na UDC. Esta era a terceira das actividades

  10. Supporting Information Electric Field Reversal of Na2SO4, (NH4)2SO4, and Na2CO3 relative to CaCl2

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    water 1 M Na2 CO3 1 M Na2 SO4 1 M (NH4 )2 SO4 2 M CaCl2 2 M NaCl Re (2) (a.u.) Incident Infrared (cm -1.8 M CaCl2, 1.8 M NaCl, 1.1 M Na2CO3, 1.1 M Na2SO4, and 1.1 M (NH4)2SO4 salt solutions. ExperimentalS1 Supporting Information Electric Field Reversal of Na2SO4, (NH4)2SO4, and Na2CO3 relative to CaCl

  11. Is the Communicative Language Teaching Approach More Effective Than the Grammar Translation Method at Teaching the Ba-Construction in Mandarin Chinese to American Undergraduate Students?

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    Wang, Jun

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    (CLT) with that of Grammar Translation Method (GT) at teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). The present study fills this gap. The purpose of this study is to investigate quantitatively which method is more effective at teaching the ba...

  12. Topical Review Voltage Dependence of the Na/K Pump

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    Gadsby, David

    or ``ion well'' hy- pothesis. There are only two ways that net transport can be voltage dependent. Either of the external Na+ and K+ bind- ing sites within the membrane field. This access channel or ``ion well produced by applying a blocking Key words: Na,K-ATPase -- Membrane potential -- Access channel -- Ion well

  13. Analytical Potential Energy Surface for the Na + HF NaF + H reaction: Application of Conventional Transition-State Theory

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    Analytical Potential Energy Surface for the Na + HF NaF + H reaction: Application of Conventional Transition-State Theory Alessandra F. A. Vilela, Ricardo Gargano a Patr´icia R.P. Barreto b a Instituto de from calculation of the rate constant using con- ventional Transition State Theory (TST

  14. Otoczenie spoleczne i jego wplyw na wyniki ekonomiczne przedsibiorstwa na przykladzie instytucji nonprofit wiadczcej uslugi lecznicze i rehabilitacyjne.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    _wyniki_ekonomiczne_przedsi_biorstwa_na_przyk_adzie_instytucji_nonpr ofit_wiadcz_cej_us_ugi_lecznicze_i_rehabilitacyjne_autorstwa_K_Szagdaja_A_Miks a/888478 Recenzja 2: N_wyniki_ekonomiczne_przedsi_biorstwa_na_przyk_adzie_instytucji_nonpr ofit_wiadcz_cej_us_ugi_lecznicze_i_rehabilitacyjne_autorstwa_K_Szagdaja_Recenzj a_2_N_Wenc_a/888477 hal

  15. Scintillation efficiency measurement of Na recoils in NaI(Tl) below the DAMA/LIBRA energy threshold

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    Xu, Jingke; Calaprice, Frank; Westerdale, Shawn; Froborg, Francis; Suerfu, Burkhant; Alexander, Thomas; Aprahamian, Ani; Back, Henning O; Casarella, Clark; Fang, Xiao; Gupta, Yogesh K; Ianni, Aldo; Lamere, Edward; Lippincott, W Hugh; Liu, Qian; Lyons, Stephanie; Siegl, Kevin; Smith, Mallory; Tan, Wanpeng; Kolk, Bryant Vande

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dark matter interpretation of the DAMA modulation signal depends on the NaI(Tl) scintillation efficiency of nuclear recoils. Previous measurements for Na recoils have large discrepancies, especially in the DAMA/LIBRA modulation energy region. We report a quenching effect measurement of Na recoils in NaI(Tl) from 3keV$_{\\text{nr}}$ to 52keV$_{\\text{nr}}$, covering the whole DAMA/LIBRA energy region for light WIMP interpretations. By using a low-energy, pulsed neutron beam, a double time-of-flight technique, and pulse-shape discrimination methods, we obtained the most accurate measurement of this kind for NaI(Tl) to date. The results differ significantly from the DAMA reported values at low energies, but fall between the other previous measurements. We present the implications of the new quenching results for the dark matter interpretation of the DAMA modulation signal.

  16. On the 21Na(p,gamma)22Mg thermonuclear rate for 22Na production in novae

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    Nadya A. Smirnova; Alain Coc

    2000-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Classical novae are potential sources of gamma-rays, like the 1.275 MeV gamma emission following 22Na beta decay, that could be detected by appropriate instruments on board of future satellites like INTEGRAL. It has been shown that the production of 22Na by novae is affected by the uncertainty on the 21Na(p,gamma)22Mg rate and in particular by the unknown partial widths of the Ex = 5.714 MeV, J^pi = 2^+, 22Mg level. To reduce these uncertainties, we performed shell model calculations with the OXBASH code, compared the results with available spectroscopic data and calculated the missing partial widths. Finally, we discuss the influence of these results on the 21Na(p,gamma)22Mg reaction rate and 22Na synthesis.

  17. Install Waste Heat Recovery Systems for Fuel-Fired Furnaces (English/Chinese) (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chinese translation of ITP fact sheet about installing Waste Heat Recovery Systems for Fuel-Fired Furnaces. For most fuel-fired heating equipment, a large amount of the heat supplied is wasted as exhaust or flue gases. In furnaces, air and fuel are mixed and burned to generate heat, some of which is transferred to the heating device and its load. When the heat transfer reaches its practical limit, the spent combustion gases are removed from the furnace via a flue or stack. At this point, these gases still hold considerable thermal energy. In many systems, this is the greatest single heat loss. The energy efficiency can often be increased by using waste heat gas recovery systems to capture and use some of the energy in the flue gas. For natural gas-based systems, the amount of heat contained in the flue gases as a percentage of the heat input in a heating system can be estimated by using Figure 1. Exhaust gas loss or waste heat depends on flue gas temperature and its mass flow, or in practical terms, excess air resulting from combustion air supply and air leakage into the furnace. The excess air can be estimated by measuring oxygen percentage in the flue gases.

  18. Projection of Chinese motor vehicle growth, oil demand, and CO{sub 2}emissions through 2050.

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    Wang, M.; Huo, H.; Johnson, L.; He, D.

    2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    As the vehicle population in China increases, oil consumption and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions associated with on-road transportation are rising dramatically. During this study, we developed a methodology to project trends in the growth of the vehicle population, oil demand, and CO{sub 2} emissions associated with on-road transportation in China. By using this methodology, we projected--separately--the number of highway vehicles, motorcycles, and rural vehicles in China through 2050. We used three scenarios of highway vehicle growth (high-, mid-, and low-growth) to reflect patterns of motor vehicle growth that have occurred in different parts of the world (i.e., Europe and Asia). All are essentially business-as-usual scenarios in that almost none of the countries we examined has made concerted efforts to manage vehicle growth or to offer serious alternative transportation means to satisfy people's mobility needs. With this caveat, our projections showed that by 2030, China could have more highway vehicles than the United States has today, and by 2035, it could have the largest number of highway vehicles in the world. By 2050, China could have 486-662 million highway vehicles, 44 million motorcycles, and 28 million rural vehicles. These numbers, which assume essentially unmanaged vehicle growth, would result in potentially disastrous effects on the urban infrastructure, resources, and other social and ecological aspects of life in China. We designed three fuel economy scenarios, from conservative to aggressive, on the basis of current policy efforts and expectations of near-future policies in China and in developed countries. It should be noted that these current and near-future policies have not taken into consideration the significant potential for further fuel economy improvements offered by advanced technologies such as electric drive technologies (e.g., hybrid electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles). By using vehicle growth projections and potential vehicle fuel economy, we projected that China's on-road vehicles could consume approximately 614-1016 million metric tons of oil per year (12.4-20.6 million barrels per day) and could emit 1.9-3.2 billion metric tons of CO{sub 2} per year in 2050, which will put tremendous pressure on the balance of the Chinese and world oil supply and demand and could have significant implications on climate change. Our analysis shows that, while improvements in vehicle fuel economy are crucial for reducing transportation energy use, containing the growth of the vehicle population could have an even more profound effect on oil use and CO{sub 2} emissions. This benefit is in addition to other societal and environmental benefits--such as reduced congestion, land use, and urban air pollution--that will result from containing vehicle population growth. Developing public transportation systems for personal travel and rail and other modes for freight transportation will be important for containing the growth of motor vehicles in China. Although the population of passenger cars will far exceed that of all truck types in China in the future, our analysis shows that oil use by and CO{sub 2} emissions from the Chinese truck fleet will be far larger than those related to Chinese passenger cars because trucks are very use intensive (more vehicle miles traveled per year) and energy intensive (lower fuel economy). Unfortunately, the potential for improving fuel economy and reducing air pollutant emissions for trucks has not been fully explored; such efforts are needed. Considering the rapid depletion of the world's oil reserve, the heightened global interest in addressing greenhouse gas emissions, and the geopolitical complications of global oil supply and demand, the study results suggest that unmanaged vehicle growth and limited improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency will lead to an unsustainable and unstable transportation system in China. In other words, while our projections do not definitively indicate what will happen in the Chinese transportation sector by 2050, they do demonstrate

  19. Effects of air pollution on children's respiratory health in three Chinese cities

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    Qian, Z.; Chapman, R.S.; Tian, Q.; Chen, Y.; Lioy, P.J.; Zhang, J.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the winter of 1988--1989, parents of 2,789 elementary-school students completed standardized questionnaires. The students were 5--14 y of age and were from three urban districts and one suburban district of three large Chinese cities. The 4-y average ambient levels of total suspended particles in the three cities differed greatly during the period 1985--1988: Lanzhou, 1,067 {micro}g/m{sup 3}; urban Wuhan, 406 {micro}g/m{sup 3}; Guangzhou, 296 {micro}g/m{sup 3}; and suburban Wuhan, 191 {micro}g/m{sup 3}. The authors constructed unconditional logistic-regression models to calculate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for prevalences of several respiratory symptoms and illnesses, adjusted for district, use of coal in the home, and parental smoking status. There was a positive and significant association between total suspended particle levels and the adjusted odds ratios for couch, phlegm, hospitalization for diseases, and pneumonia. This association was derived from only the 1,784 urban children and, therefore, the authors were unable to extrapolate it to the suburban children. The results also indicated that parental smoking status was associated with cough and phlegm, and use of coal in the home was associated only with cough prevalence.

  20. Projection of Chinese motor vehicle growth, oil demand, and Co{sub 2} emissions through 2050.

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    Huo, H.; Wang, M.; Johnson, L.; He, D.; Energy Systems; Energy Foundation

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the vehicle population in China increases, oil consumption and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions associated with on-road transportation are rising dramatically. During this study, we developed a methodology to project trends in the growth of the vehicle population, oil demand, and CO{sub 2} emissions associated with on-road transportation in China. By using this methodology, we projected separately the number of highway vehicles, motorcycles, and rural vehicles in China through 2050. We used three scenarios of highway vehicle growth (high-, mid-, and low-growth) to reflect patterns of motor vehicle growth that have occurred in different parts of the world (i.e., Europe and Asia). All are essentially business-as-usual scenarios in that almost none of the countries we examined has made concerted efforts to manage vehicle growth or to offer serious alternative transportation means to satisfy people's mobility needs. With this caveat, our projections showed that by 2030, China could have more highway vehicles than the United States has today, and by 2035, it could have the largest number of highway vehicles in the world. By 2050, China could have 486-662 million highway vehicles, 44 million motorcycles, and 28 million rural vehicles. These numbers, which assume essentially unmanaged vehicle growth, would result in potentially disastrous effects on the urban infrastructure, resources, and other social and ecological aspects of life in China. We designed three fuel economy scenarios, from conservative to aggressive, on the basis of current policy efforts and expectations of near-future policies in China and in developed countries. It should be noted that these current and near-future policies have not taken into consideration the significant potential for further fuel economy improvements offered by advanced technologies such as electric drive technologies (e.g., hybrid electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles). By using vehicle growth projections and potential vehicle fuel economy, we projected that China's on-road vehicles could consume approximately 614-1016 million metric tons of oil per year (12.4-20.6 million barrels per day) and could emit 1.9-3.2 billion metric tons of CO{sub 2} per year in 2050, which will put tremendous pressure on the balance of the Chinese and world oil supply and demand and could have significant implications on climate change. Our analysis shows that, while improvements in vehicle fuel economy are crucial for reducing transportation energy use, containing the growth of the vehicle population could have an even more profound effect on oil use and CO{sub 2} emissions. This benefit is in addition to other societal and environmental benefits--such as reduced congestion, land use, and urban air pollution--that will result from containing vehicle population growth. Developing public transportation systems for personal travel and rail and other modes for freight transportation will be important for containing the growth of motor vehicles in China. Although the population of passenger cars will far exceed that of all truck types in China in the future, our analysis shows that oil use by and CO{sub 2} emissions from the Chinese truck fleet will be far larger than those related to Chinese passenger cars because trucks are very use intensive (more vehicle miles traveled per year) and energy intensive (lower fuel economy). Unfortunately, the potential for improving fuel economy and reducing air pollutant emissions for trucks has not been fully explored; such efforts are needed. Considering the rapid depletion of the world's oil reserve, the heightened global interest in addressing greenhouse gas emissions, and the geopolitical complications of global oil supply and demand, the study results suggest that unmanaged vehicle growth and limited improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency will lead to an unsustainable and unstable transportation system in China. In other words, while our projections do not definitively indicate what will happen in the Chinese transportation sector by 2050, they do demonstrate th

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  10. Surface-polishing process for NaI crystals

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    Francis, J.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Darkening of large arrays of NaI used in high energy physics experiments at SLAC has prompted an investigation of methods for annealing radiation damage. As part of this research, it has been necessary to repolish the flat faces of the NaI crystals. The final polishing parameters are given in this document as well as an indication of some techniques which did not work.

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    Wu, Bing-Sheng

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1970s, Asia has experienced rapid urbanization processes, which are distinct from U.S. society, and the direction of Asian urbanization is more strongly affected by economic globalization. The desakota model, proposed by McGee and Ginsburg...

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  13. Effects of Point Defects and Impurities on Kinetics in NaAlH4

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  14. Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene concentrations in Chinese coke oven workers relative to job category, respirator usage, and cigarette smoking

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    Bo Chen; Yunping Hu; Lixing Zheng; Qiangyi Wang; Yuanfen Zhou; Taiyi Jin [Fudan University, Shanghai (China). School of Public Health

    2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    1-Hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) is a biomarker of recent exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). We investigated whether urinary 1-OHP concentrations in Chinese coke oven workers (COWs) are modulated by job category, respirator usage, and cigarette smoking. The present cross-sectional study measured urinary 1-OHP concentrations in 197 COWs from Coking plant I and 250 COWs from Coking plant II, as well as 220 unexposed referents from Control plant I and 56 referents from Control plant II. Urinary 1-OHP concentrations (geometric mean, {mu}mol/mol creatinine) were 5.18 and 4.21 in workers from Coking plants I and II, respectively. The highest 1-OHP levels in urine were found among topside workers including lidmen, tar chasers, and whistlers. Benchmen had higher 1-OHP levels than other workers at the sideoven. Above 75% of the COWs exceeded the recommended occupational exposure limit of 2.3 {mu}mol/mol creatinine. Respirator usage and increased body mass index (BMI) slightly reduced 1-OHP levels in COWs. Cigarette smoking significantly increased urinary 1-OHP levels in unexposed referents but had no effect in COWs. Chinese COWs, especially topside workers and benchmen, are exposed to high levels of PAHs. Urinary 1-OHP concentrations appear to be modulated by respirator usage and BMI in COWs, as well as by smoking in unexposed referents.

  15. Investigation of thermonuclear $^{18}$Ne($?$,$p$)$^{21}$Na rate via resonant elastic scattering of $^{21}$Na+$p$

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    L. Y. Zhang; J. J. He; A. Parikh; S. W. Xu; H. Yamaguchi; D. Kahl; S. Kubono; P. Mohr; J. Hu; P. Ma; S. Z. Chen; Y. Wakabayashi; H. W. Wang; W. D. Tian; R. F. Chen; B. Guo; T. Hashimoto; Y. Togano; S. Hayakawa; T. Teranishi; N. Iwasa; T. Yamada; T. Komatsubara; Y. H. Zhang; X. H. Zhou

    2014-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na reaction is thought to be one of the key breakout reactions from the hot CNO cycles to the rp-process in type I x-ray bursts. In this work, the resonant properties of the compound nucleus $^{22}$Mg have been investigated by measuring the resonant elastic scattering of $^{21}$Na+$p$. An 89 MeV $^{21}$Na radioactive beam delivered from the CNS Radioactive Ion Beam Separator bombarded an 8.8 mg/cm$^2$ thick polyethylene (CH$_{2}$)$_{n}$ target. The $^{21}$Na beam intensity was about 2$\\times$10$^{5}$ pps, with a purity of about 70% on target. The recoiled protons were measured at the center-of-mass scattering angles of $\\theta_{c.m.}$$\\approx$175.2${^\\circ}$, 152.2${^\\circ}$, and 150.5${^\\circ}$ by three sets of $\\Delta E$-$E$ telescopes, respectively. The excitation function was obtained with the thick-target method over energies $E_x$($^{22}$Mg)=5.5--9.2 MeV. In total, 23 states above the proton-threshold in $^{22}$Mg were observed, and their resonant parameters were determined via an $R$-matrix analysis of the excitation functions. We have made several new $J^{\\pi}$ assignments and confirmed some tentative assignments made in previous work. The thermonuclear $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na rate has been recalculated based on our recommended spin-parity assignments. The astrophysical impact of our new rate has been investigated through one-zone postprocessing x-ray burst calculations. We find that the $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na rate significantly affects the peak nuclear energy generation rate, reaction fluxes, as well as the onset temperature of this breakout reaction in these astrophysical phenomena.

  16. Rate coefficient for the chemi-ionization in slow Li*(n)+Li and Na*(n)+Na collisions

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    Ignjatovic, Lj.M.; Mihajlov, A.A. [Institute of Physics, P. O. Box 68, 11080 Zemun, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

    2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The chemi-ionization processes in slow-atom-Rydberg-atom collisions are considered in this paper. A version of the semiclassical method of rate coefficient calculation that is free of the presumptions which significantly limited its applicability previously is presented. The method is applied to the cases of Li*(n)+Li and Na*(n)+Na collisions for the principal quantum numbers 5{<=}n{<=}25 and temperatures 600{<=}T{<=}1200 K. The results of calculation of the rate coefficients of the corresponding chemi-ionization processes are compared to the existing experimental data from the literature.

  17. Proceedings of the Third CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing, pages 192201, Wuhan, China, 20-21 October 2014

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    Proceedings of the Third CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing, pages 192_Value in CIPS-SIGHAN20141 Bakeoff, which turns out to be the best. The fact has shown that the method has been conducted since 2009 (Bikel et al., 2009; McNamee et al., 2009), and CIPS-SIGHAN2014 has

  18. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2014\\IE Seminars\\sem1314_Shaolei Ren_JWH_270514.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    Center Become Sustainable? by Dr. Shaolei Ren Florida International University Date : 27 May, 2014 (TueO:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2014\\IE Seminars\\sem1314_Shaolei Ren_JWH_270514.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY are embarrassingly notorious for their huge energy appetites, stirring serious sustainability concerns. While

  19. Chinese Journal of Polar Science, Vol. 19, No.2, 218 -229, December 2008 A coupled ice-ocean ecosystem model for I-D and 3-D applica-

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    Chinese Journal of Polar Science, Vol. 19, No.2, 218 - 229, December 2008 A coupled ice and Chukchi Seas is strongly influenced by the annual cycle of sea ice. Here pelagic and sea ice algal ecosystems coexist and interact with each other. Ecosystem modeling of sea ice associated phytoplankton

  20. NNSA PERSONNEL SECURITY CLEARANCE ACTION REQUEST Program Code: NA

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    Fuerschbach, Phillip

    NNSA PERSONNEL SECURITY CLEARANCE ACTION REQUEST Program Code: NA OFFICIAL USE ONLY (UPON sections and fields are required to be completed. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA material (SNM). AL F 470.1 Form is used by NNSA Personnel Security Department to initiate background

  1. AMERINDIA n35, 2011 La nominalisation en kali'na

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    'na est une langue relativement bien connue grâce aux travaux de Hoff sur le Carib du Surinam (variété du origine commune. Par ailleurs, Hoff (2009) décrit, pour le Carib du Surinam, les constructions

  2. BIOLOGICAL SAFETY O N/A Biosafety Cabinets

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    : _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ RADIATION SAFETY O N/A ___RS-1 Radioactive Material Inventory / Use Logs out of date ___RS-2 Radioactive Material waste inventory cards improperly filled out ___RS-3 Stock radioactive material not secure ___RS-4 __Accelerator __PressureVessels __HiReactMaterials __Rad Material __PwIndV / __PwTools __>55g Oil __X

  3. A Lepton Universality Test at CERN NA62 Experiment

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    Evgueni Goudzovski

    2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The NA62 experiment at CERN collected a large sample of K+ --> enu decays during a dedicated run in 2007, aiming at a precise test of lepton universality by measurement of the helicity suppressed ratio RK = BR(K+ --> enu)/BR(K+ --> munu). A preliminary result of the analysis of a partial data sample of 51089 K+ --> enu candidates is presented.

  4. Ja argang 14 naJa ar / 2007

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    Franssen, Michael

    Ja argang 14 naJa ar / 2007 ixMATR In gesprek met marIa van der Hoeven posItIef oordeel over IndustrIal desIgn alumnIdag over duurzame energIe Magnetisme op atomaire schaal k w a r t a a l b l a d v

  5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NaNotechNology Roadmap

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration · NaNotechNology Roadmap Technology Area 10 Michael A: Nanotechnology. NASA developed this DRAFT Space Technology Roadmap for use by the National Research Council (NRC Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of matter at the atomic level, where convention- al physics breaks down

  6. INTEX-NA: Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment -North America

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    and its precursors (hydrocarbons, NOx and HOx), aerosols, and the major greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O transported between the U. S., Canada, and Mexico. INTEX-NA will be the first continental scale inflow and horizontal concentration gradients of CO2 throughout the troposphere over continental source/sink regions

  7. Background p(450 GeV/c)-p,d (NA51)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    #12;#12;Background ' Open charm J / Drell-Yan #12;* p(450 GeV/c)-p,d (NA51) 208 16 p(200 Ge) 32 p(450 GeV/c)-A (A=C,Al,Cu,W) (NA38) 10101 10101010 652 3 4 B targetprojectile B(J/)/(AB)(nb) 5 4 3 Pb(208x158 GeV/c)-Pb (NA50) S(32x200 GeV/c)-U (NA38) p(200 GeV/c)-W (NA38) p(450 GeV/c)-A (A=p,d) (NA

  8. Investigation of thermonuclear $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na rate via resonant elastic scattering of $^{21}$Na+$p$

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    Zhang, L Y; Parikh, A; Xu, S W; Yamaguchi, H; Kahl, D; Kubono, S; Mohr, P; Hu, J; Ma, P; Chen, S Z; Wakabayashi, Y; Wang, H W; Tian, W D; Chen, R F; Guo, B; Hashimoto, T; Togano, Y; Hayakawa, S; Teranishi, T; Iwasa, N; Yamada, T; Komatsubara, T; Zhang, Y H; Zhou, X H

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na reaction is thought to be one of the key breakout reactions from the hot CNO cycles to the rp-process in type I x-ray bursts. In this work, the resonant properties of the compound nucleus $^{22}$Mg have been investigated by measuring the resonant elastic scattering of $^{21}$Na+$p$. An 89 MeV $^{21}$Na radioactive beam delivered from the CNS Radioactive Ion Beam Separator bombarded an 8.8 mg/cm$^2$ thick polyethylene (CH$_{2}$)$_{n}$ target. The $^{21}$Na beam intensity was about 2$\\times$10$^{5}$ pps, with a purity of about 70% on target. The recoiled protons were measured at the center-of-mass scattering angles of $\\theta_{c.m.}$$\\approx$175.2${^\\circ}$, 152.2${^\\circ}$, and 150.5${^\\circ}$ by three sets of $\\Delta E$-$E$ telescopes, respectively. The excitation function was obtained with the thick-target method over energies $E_x$($^{22}$Mg)=5.5--9.2 MeV. In total, 23 states above the proton-threshold in $^{22}$Mg were observed, and their resonant parameters were determ...

  9. In Situ 13C and 23Na Magic Angle Spinning NMR Investigation of...

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    In Situ 13C and 23Na Magic Angle Spinning NMR Investigation of Supercritical CO2 Incorporation in Smectite-Natural Organic In Situ 13C and 23Na Magic Angle Spinning NMR...

  10. Postdoctoral positions fall/winter 2014 Na,K-ATPase turnover and ATP dependence.

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    Haviland, David

    Postdoctoral positions fall/winter 2014 Na,K-ATPase turnover and ATP and consumption of ATP in relation to Na,K- ATPase activity in neurons and renal epithelial cell systems. Develop

  11. Thin Porous Metal Sheet-Supported NaA Zeolite Membrane for Water...

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    Thin Porous Metal Sheet-Supported NaA Zeolite Membrane for WaterEthanol Separation. Thin Porous Metal Sheet-Supported NaA Zeolite Membrane for WaterEthanol Separation. Abstract:...

  12. The Beam and Detector for the NA48 Neutral Kaon CP Violation Experiment at CERN

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    Fanti, V; Marras, D; Musa, L; Nappi, A; Batley, J Richard; Bevan, A; Dosanjh, R S; Galik, R; Gershon, T; Hay, B; Kalmus, George Ernest; Katvars, S; Lazzeroni, C; Moore, R; Munday, D J; Needham, M D; Olaiya, E; Parker, M A; Patel, M; Slater, M; Takach, S; White, T O; Wotton; Bal, F; Barr, G; Bocquet, G; Bremer, J; Brodier-Yourstone, P; Buchholz, P; Burns, M; Ceccucci, A; Clément, M; Cuhadar-Donzelsmann, T; Cundy, Donald C; Doble, Niels; Falaleev, V; Formenti, F; Funk, W; Gatignon, L; Gonidec, A; Grafström, P; Hallgren, B; Kapusta, P; Kesseler, G; Kubischta, Werner; Iwanski, W; Lacourt, A; Laverriere, G; Linser, G; Ljuslin, C; Marchioro, A; Mast, M; Matheys, J P; Morel, M; Norton, A; Orlic, J P; Panzer-Steindel, B; Schinzel, D; Seidl, W; Taureg, H; Tarlé, J C; Velasco, M; Vossnack, O; Wahl, H; Wertelaers, P; Weterings, J; Cheshkov, C; Gaponenko, A; Goudzovski, E; Khristov, P Z; Kalinin, A; Kekelidze, V D; Kozhevnikov, Yu; Madigozhin, D T; Molokanova, N A; Potrebenikov, Yu K; Tkatchev, A; Zinchenko, A I; Boyle, O; Knowles, I; Martin, V; Parsons, H; Peach, K J; Sacco, R; Veitch, E; Walker, A; Carassiti, V; Contalbrigo, M; Cotta-Ramusino, A; Dalpiaz, P; Damiani, C; Duclos, J; Ferretti, P; Frabetti, P L; Gianoli, A; Martini, M; Petrucci, F; Porcu, M; Rossi, F; Savrié, M; Scarpa, M; Simani, C; Bizzeti, A; Calvetti, M; Collazuol, G; Graziani, G; Iacopini, E; Lenti, M; Martelli, F; Michetti, A; Ruggiero, G; Veltri, M; Becker, H G; Behler, M; Blümer, H; Coward, D; Ebersberger, C; Eppard, K; Eppard, M; Fox, H; Geib, K H; Hirstius, A; Kalter, A; Kleinknecht, K; Koch, U; Köpke, L; Lopes da Silva, P; Luitz, S; Marouelli, P; Masetti, L; Melzer-Pellmann, I; Moosbrugger, U; Morales-Morales, C; Peters, A; Renk, B; Scheidt, J; Schmidt, J; Schmidt, S A; Schönharting, V; Schué, Yu; Staeck, J; Wanke, R; Wilhelm, R; Winhart, A; Wittgen, M; Zeitnitz, O; Dabrowski, A; Fonseca-Martin, T; Chollet, J C; Crépé, S; de La Taille, C; Fayard, L; Iconomidou-Fayard, L; Martin-Chassard, G; Ocariz, J; Unal, G; Wingerter-Seez, I; Anzivino, Giuseppina; Bordacchini, F; Cenci, P; Imbergamo, E; Lariccia, P; Lubrano, P; Mestvirishvili, A; Papi, A; Pepé, M; Piccini, M; Punturo, M; Talamonti, C; Tondini, F; Bertanza, L; Calafiura, P; Carosi, R; Casali, R; Cerri, C; Cirilli, M; Costantini, F; Fantechi, R; Fidecaro, Francesco; Fiorini, L; Giudici, S; Gorini, B; Laico, F; Lamanna, G; Mannelli, I; Marzulli, V; Passuello, D; Pierazzini, G M; Raffaelli, F; Sozzi, M; Tripiccione, R; Anvar, S; Bédérède, D; Bugeon, F; Chèze, J B; Cogan, J; De Beer, M; Debu, P; Durand, D; Edard, S; Fallou, J L; Formica, A; Gosset, L; Granier de Cassagnac, R; Heitzmann, J; Le Provost, H; Louis, F; Mandzhavidze, I; Mazzucato, E; Migliori, A; Mur, M; Peyaud, B; Schanne, S; Steinkamp, O; Tarte, Gérard; Turlay, René; Vallage, B; Holder, M; Augustin, I; Bender, M; Maier, A; Schwarz, I; Ziolkowski, M; Arcidiacono, R; Barberis, P L; Benotto, F; Bertolino, F; Biino, C; Brunasso, O; Cartiglia, N; Clemencic, M; Dattola, D; Goy-Lopez, S; Govi, G; Guida, R; Marchetto, F; Menichetti, E; Palestini, S; Pastrone, N; Chlopik, A; Guzik, Z; Nassalski, J P; Rondio, E; Szleper, M; Wislicki, W; Wronka, S; Dibon, Heinz; Fischer, G; Jeitler, Manfred; Markytan, Manfred; Mikulec, I; Neuhofer, G; Pernicka, M; Taurok, Anton; Widhalm, L

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Beam and Detector, used for the NA48 experiment, devoted to the measurement of $Re(\\epsilon^{\\prime}/\\epsilon)$, and for the NA48/1 experiment on rare K_S and neutral hyperon decays, are described.

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    ... (mre de 33 ans, deux enfants, en union libre) ; ... Il n'a pas t pla... ... s'il a t... et... comment on dit... planifi .... Non, non il n'a pas...

  14. Impact of Biodiesel-Based Na on the Selective Catalytic Reduction...

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    Impact of Biodiesel-Based Na on the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx Using Cu-zeolite Impact of Biodiesel-Based Na on the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx Using...

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    for: atmosfera controlada na Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 coleo explorando o ensino o brasil e o meio ambiente antrtico Summary: Antrtica pgina 15 Aquecimento global na...

  16. Low doses of alpha particles do not induce sister chromatid exchanges in bystander Chinese hamster cells defective in homologous recombination

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    Nagasawa, H; Wilson, P F; Chen, D J; Thompson, L H; Bedford, J S; Little, J B

    2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We reported previously that the homologous recombinational repair (HRR)-deficient Chinese hamster mutant cell line irs3 (deficient in the Rad51 paralog Rad51C) showed only a 50% spontaneous frequency of sister chromatid exchange (SCE) as compared to parental wild-type V79 cells. Furthermore, when irradiated with very low doses of alpha particles, SCEs were not induced in irs3 cells, as compared to a prominent bystander effect observed in V79 cells (Nagasawa et al., Radiat. Res. 164, 141-147, 2005). In the present study, we examined additional Chinese hamster cell lines deficient in the Rad51 paralogs Rad51C, Rad51D, Xrcc2, and Xrcc3 as well as another essential HRR protein, Brca2. Spontaneous SCE frequencies in non-irradiated wild-type cell lines CHO, AA8 and V79 were 0.33 SCE/chromosome, whereas two Rad51C-deficient cell lines showed only 0.16 SCE/chromosome. Spontaneous SCE frequencies in cell lines defective in Rad51D, Xrcc2, Xrcc3, and Brca2 ranged from 0.23-0.33 SCE/chromosome, 0-30% lower than wild-type cells. SCEs were induced significantly 20-50% above spontaneous levels in wild-type cells exposed to a mean dose of 1.3 mGy of alpha particles (<1% of nuclei traversed by an alpha particle). However, induction of SCEs above spontaneous levels was minimal or absent after {alpha}-particle irradiation in all of the HRR-deficient cell lines. These data suggest that Brca2 and the Rad51 paralogs contribute to DNA damage repair processes induced in bystander cells (presumably oxidative damage repair in S-phase cells) following irradiation with very low doses of alpha particles.

  17. Caustic Recycle from Hanford Tank Waste Using Large Area NaSICON Structures (LANS)

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    Fountain, Matthew S.; Sevigny, Gary J.; Balagopal, S.; Bhavaraju, S.

    2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of a 5-day test of an electrochemical bench-scale apparatus using a proprietary (NAS-GY) material formulation of a (Na) Super Ion Conductor (NaSICON) membrane in a Large Area NaSICON Structures (LANS) configuration. The primary objectives of this work were to assess system performance, membrane seal integrity, and material degradation while removing Na from Group 5 and 6 tank waste from the Hanford Site.

  18. Fiscalizao e Controle: O Poder Legislativo na Argentina e no Brasil Contemporneos

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Fiscalização e Controle: O Poder Legislativo na Argentina e no Brasil Contemporâneos Charles na Argentina e no Brasil Contemporâneos "La société a le droit de demander compte à tout agent public concentrar-se na análise das novas instituições de controle externo no Brasil e na Argentina, de acordo com o

  19. Text na web Zprva esitele o vsledcch esen projektu

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    bydlí. Jedná se zejména o: 1. Permanentní instalaci kvalitního datového projektoru (typicky 4000 Ansi projektu). 2. Permanentní instalaci mensího datového projektoru (do 2500 Ansi Lumen) v seminárních, M5 à dataprojektor 4000 Ansi Lumen à PC kom

  20. Cosmogenic radionuclide production in NaI(Tl) crystals

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    J. Amaré; S. Cebrián; C. Cuesta; E. García; C. Ginestra; M. Martínez; M. A. Oliván; Y. Ortigoza; A. Ortiz de Solórzano; C. Pobes; J. Puimedón; M. L. Sarsa; J. A. Villar; P. Villar

    2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The production of long-lived radioactive isotopes in materials due to the exposure to cosmic rays on Earth surface can be an hazard for experiments demanding ultra-low background conditions, typically performed deep underground. Production rates of cosmogenic isotopes in all the materials present in the experimental set-up, as well as the corresponding cosmic rays exposure history, must be both well known in order to assess the relevance of this effect in the achievable sensitivity of a given experiment. Although NaI(Tl) scintillators are being used in experiments aiming at the direct detection of dark matter since the first nineties of the last century, very few data about cosmogenic isotopes production rates have been published up to date. In this work we present data from two 12.5 kg NaI(Tl) detectors, developed in the frame of the ANAIS project, which were installed inside a convenient shielding at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory just after finishing surface exposure to cosmic rays. The very fast start of data taking allowed to identify and quantify isotopes with half-lives of the order of tens of days. Initial activities underground have been measured and then production rates at sea level have been estimated following the history of detectors; values of about a few tens of nuclei per kg and day for Te isotopes and 22Na and of a few hundreds for I isotopes have been found. These are the first direct estimates of production rates of cosmogenic nuclides in NaI crystals. A comparison of the so deduced rates with calculations using typical cosmic neutron flux at sea level and a carefully selected description of excitation functions will be also presented together with an estimate of the corresponding contribution to the background at low and high energies, which can be relevant for experiments aiming at rare events searches.

  1. mTOR Regulates Lysosomal ATP-Sensitive Two-Pore Na+

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    Clapham, David E.

    mTOR Regulates Lysosomal ATP-Sensitive Two-Pore Na+ Channels to Adapt to Metabolic State Chunlei cytosolic ATP levels is not well understood. Here, we identify an endolysosomal ATP-sensitive Na+ channel (lysoNaATP). The channel is a complex formed by two-pore channels (TPC1 and TPC2), ion channels

  2. Global Cooling: Policies to Cool the World and Offset Global Warming from CO2 Using Reflective Roofs and Pavements

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    Akbari, Hashem

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Airport Taipei Dusanbe Dar es Salaam Bangkok Chiang MauAirport Taipei Dusanbe Dar es Salaam Bangkok Chiang Mau

  3. Besedje stare kme?ke delovne šege na Koroškem – steljeraje

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    Benko, Anja

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dolo?enem podro?ju s pomo?jo rok U? s?ta:rix ?ca:jtix, ?k? ?še ni b?w? ?n? ?c?:st pa ne e?l?:ktrike pa ?tuj k?m?:?ke mexani?za:cije ?ni:so poz?na:li, se je na ?pa:u?rex de?wa:wo u??s? na ?ro:ke. SSKJ + Plet. + delo || ?d?:wo -a s delanje, vezano na... ?lu:ksus. SSKJ – Plet. – paver || ?pa:w?r -ra m kmet U? s?ta:rix ?ca:jtix, ?k? ?še ni b?w? ?n? ?c?:st pa ne e?l?:ktrike pa ?tuj k?m?:?ke mexani?za:cije ?ni:so poz?na:li, se je na ?pa:u?rex de?wa:wo u??s? na ?ro:ke. [nem. der Bauer kmet] SSKJ + (nižje...

  4. Extremely low penetrance of deafness associated with the mitochondrial 12S rRNA mutation in 16 Chinese families: Implication for early detection and prevention of deafness

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    Dai Pu; Liu Xin [Department of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Han Dongyi [Department of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China)]. E-mail: hdy301@263.net; Qian Yaping [Division and Program in Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Huang Deliang; Yuan Huijun; Li Weiming; Yu Fei [Department of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Zhang Ruining [Department of Otolaryngology, Yuncheng Central Hospital, Yuncheng, Shanxi 044000 (China); Lin Hongyan [Department of Otolaryngology, Anyang Stomatology Hospital, Anyang, Henan 455000 (China); He Yong [Department of Otolaryngology, Fuzhou Second Hospital, Fozhou, Fujian 528000 (China); Yu Youjun [Department of Otolaryngology, Foshan First People's Hospital, Foshan, Guangdong 528000 (China); Sun Quanzhu [Department of Otolaryngology, Datong Third People's Hospital, Datong, Shanxi 037008 (China); Qin Huaiyi [Blind, Deaf and Dumb School, Liuzhou, Guangxi 545005 (China); Li Ronghua [Division and Program in Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Zhang Xin; Kang Dongyang; Cao Juyang [Department of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Young Wieyen [Department of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China)]. E-mail: ywy301@163.net; Guan Minxin [Division and Program in Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (United States)]|[Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229 (United States)]. E-mail: min-xin.guan@cchmc.org

    2006-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have been found to be associated with sensorineural hearing loss. We report here the clinical, genetic, and molecular characterization of 16 Chinese pedigrees (a total of 246 matrilineal relatives) with aminoglycoside-induced impairment. Clinical evaluation revealed the variable phenotype of hearing impairment including audiometric configuration in these subjects, although these subjects share some common features: being bilateral and sensorineural hearing impairment. Strikingly, these Chinese pedigrees exhibited extremely low penetrance of hearing loss, ranging from 4% to 18%, with an average of 8%. In particular, nineteen of 246 matrilineal relatives in these pedigrees had aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss. Mutational analysis of the mtDNA in these pedigrees showed the presence of homoplasmic 12S rRNA A1555G mutation, which has been associated with hearing impairment in many families worldwide. The extremely low penetrance of hearing loss in these Chinese families carrying the A1555G mutation strongly supports the notion that the A1555G mutation itself is not sufficient to produce the clinical phenotype. Children carrying the A1555G mutation are susceptible to the exposure of aminoglycosides, thereby inducing or worsening hearing impairment, as in the case of these Chinese families. Using those genetic and molecular approaches, we are able to diagnose whether children carry the ototoxic mtDNA mutation. Therefore, these data have been providing valuable information and technology to predict which individuals are at risk for ototoxicity, to improve the safety of aminoglycoside therapy, and eventually to decrease the incidence of deafness.

  5. Impact of surface roughness on the electrical parameters of industrial high efficiency NaOH-NaOCl textured multicrystalline silicon solar cell

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    Basu, P.K. [Department of Physics, Echelon Institute of Technology, Faridabad 121002, Haryana (India); Pujahari, R.M. [Department of Physics, Echelon Institute of Technology, Faridabad 121002, Haryana (India); Department of Physics, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad 121001, Haryana (India); Kaur, Harpreet [Department of Physics, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad 121001, Haryana (India); Department of Physics, Advanced Institute of Technology and Management, Palwal 121105, Haryana (India); Singh, Devi [Department of Physics, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad 121001, Haryana (India); Varandani, D.; Mehta, B.R. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 110016 (India)

    2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution (1:1 ratio by volume) based texturization process at 80-82 C is an easy, low cost and comparatively new and convenient option for fabrication of any multicrystalline silicon (mC-Si) solar cell. In the present study atomic force microscope is used to observe the intragrain surface in a miniscule area (3 {mu}m x 3 {mu}m) of NaOH-NaOCl textured surface by two and three dimensional analysis, roughness analysis and section analysis. The r.m.s value of the surface parameter of 7.0 nm ascertains the smoothness of the textured surface and further the surface reflectivity is minimized to 4-6% in the 500-1000 nm wavelength range by a proper silicon nitride anti-reflection coating. Comparing with the standard HF-HNO{sub 3}-CH{sub 3}COOH acid textured cell, the NaOH-NaOCl textured cell shows a comparatively lower value of series resistance of 7.17 m{omega}, higher value of shunt resistance of 18.4 {omega} to yield a fill factor of 0.766 leading to more than 15% cell efficiency in the industrial cell processing line. This AFM study yields different surface roughness parameters for the NaOH-NaOCl textured wafers which can be used as a reference standard for optimized texturing. (author)

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    .1 m frac- tion was separated using centrifugation and Ca-, Na- and K-saturated with 1N CaCl2, Na... ) SiO2 Al2O3 Fe2O3 MnO MgO CaO Na2O 0.50 60.65 13.69 1.67 0.04 3.65 2.07 < L.D....

  7. Determination of the composition of H2 O-NaCl-CaCl2

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    Bodnar, Robert J.

    Determination of the composition of H2 O-NaCl-CaCl2 fluid inclusions based on microthermometric fluids in which NaCl and CaCl2 are the two most abundant salts and which may be adequately described by the system H2 O-NaCl-CaCl2 are common in many geologic environments. The best source of information

  8. Bulk and track etch properties of CR-39 SSNTD etched in NaOH/ethanol

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    Yu, K.N.

    Bulk and track etch properties of CR-39 SSNTD etched in NaOH/ethanol K.F. Chan, F.M.F. Ng, D. described the use of NaOH/ethanol as an etchant for the CR-39 detector, and have determined the corre and track etch properties of CR- 39 in NaOH/ethanol were derived from direct measurements. The bulk etch

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    Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 30 Vitor Barata Ribeiro Blanco Barroso Gerao de Sombras em Tempo Real para Modelos CAD Summary: perspectiva, como na idia...

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  14. Supplementary Information Bianchi et al., NN-A11887A The Neurotoxic MEC-4(d) Na+

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    Schafer, William R.

    Gene Function Method Effect on mec-4(d)- induced necrosis cax-1 Ca2+ exchanger RNAi No ncx-1 Na+ /Ca2

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  9. High precision measurements of Na-26 beta(-) decay

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    Grinyer, GF; Svensson, CE; Andreoiu, C.; Andreyev, AN; Austin, RAE; Ball, GC; Chakrawarthy, RS; Finlay, P.; Garrett, PE; Hackman, G.; Hardy, John C.; Hyland, B.; Iacob, VE; Koopmans, KA; Kulp, WD; Leslie, JR; Macdonald, JA; Morton, AC; Ormand, WE; Osborne, CJ; Pearson, CJ; Phillips, AA; Sarazin, F.; Schumaker, MA; Scraggs, HC; Schwarzenberg, J.; Smith, MB; Valiente-Dobon, JJ; Waddington, JC; Wood, JL; Zganjar, EF.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW C 71, 044309 (2005) High precision measurements of 26Na ?? decay G. F. Grinyer,1,? C. E. Svensson,1 C. Andreoiu,1 A. N. Andreyev,2 R. A. E. Austin,3,? G. C. Ball,2 R. S. Chakrawarthy,2 P. Finlay,1 P. E. Garrett,1,2 G. Hackman,2 J.... C. Hardy,4 B. Hyland,1 V. E. Iacob,4 K. A. Koopmans,3 W. D. Kulp,5 J. R. Leslie,6 J. A. Macdonald,2 A. C. Morton,2 W. E. Ormand,7 C. J. Osborne,2 C. J. Pearson,2 A. A. Phillips,1 F. Sarazin,2,? M. A. Schumaker,1 H. C. Scraggs,2,? J. Schwarzenberg,8...

  10. n-Selective Single Capture Following Xe{sup 18+} And Xe{sup 54+} Impact On Na(3s) And Na*(3p)

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    Otranto, S. [CONICET and Dto. de Fisica, Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000 Bahia Blanca (Argentina); Olson, R. E. [Physics Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65401 (United States); Hasan, V. G.; Hoekstra, R. [KVI-Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Groeningen (Netherlands)

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    State selective single charge exchange n-level cross sections are calculated for collisions of Xe18+ and Xe54+ ions with Na(3s) and Na*(3p) over the energy range of 0.1 to 10.0 keV/amu. The CTMC method is used which includes all two-body interactions. Experimental state-selective cross sections and their corresponding transverse momentum spectra for Xe18+ are found to be in reasonable accord with the calculations.

  11. MSSBAUER STUDIES OF NaFeS2 : MAGNETIC HYPERFINE FIELDS AND COVALENCY IN MFeS2 COMPOUNDS (M=Na, K, Rb, Cs) (*)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    'étude Mössbauer de NaFeS2, de la température ambiante à celle de l'hélium liquide, révèle la présence d. Abstract. 2014 Mössbauer studies of NaFeS2 from room temperature down to liquid helium tem- perature. The temperature stability was ± 2 °C. The samples were prepared by fusing iron powder with sodium carbonate

  12. Molecular dynamics investigation of Na{sup +} in Na{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}TeO{sub 6}

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    Sau, Kartik, E-mail: padmakumarp@iitg.ernet.in; Kumar, P. Padma, E-mail: padmakumarp@iitg.ernet.in [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati-781039 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    An inter-atomic potential for Na{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}TeO{sub 6} in the Parrinello- Rahman-Vashishta (PRV) model is parameterized empirically. The potential reproduces variety of structural and transport properties of that material in good agreement with recent experimental results. The study provides fresh insights on the migration channels and mechanism of Na{sup +} in the system.

  13. Modeling of Hydrogen Storage Materials: A Reactive Force Field for NaH

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Modeling of Hydrogen Storage Materials: A Reactive Force Field for NaH Ojwang' J.G.O.*, Rutger van is the fall in potential energy surface during heating. Keywords: hydrogen storage, reactive force field governing hydrogen desorption in NaH. During the abstraction process of surface molecular hydrogen charge

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    (NETN without EDTA, supplemented with calcium: 20 mM Tris pH 8, 150 mM NaCl, 10 mM CaCl2, 0.1% NP... M NaCl, 10 mM imidazole, 10% glycerol, 1 mM AEBSF, 0.1% b-mercaptoethanol)...

  15. The Catalytic Chemistry of HCN+NO over Na- and Ba-Y, FAU: An...

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    The Catalytic Chemistry of HCN+NO over Na- and Ba-Y, FAU: An In Situ FTIR and TPDTPR Study. The Catalytic Chemistry of HCN+NO over Na- and Ba-Y, FAU: An In Situ FTIR and TPDTPR...

  16. Departamento de Electronica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru~na

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    Departamento de Electr´onica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru;Departamento de Electr´onica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru~na AC LUCEH;Departamento de Electr´onica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru~na AC LUCEH

  17. Spectroscopy of $^{28}$Na: shell evolution toward the drip line

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    Lepailleur, A; Mutschler, A; Sorlin, O; Bader, V; Bancroft, C; Barofsky, D; Bastin, B; Baugher, T; Bazin, D; Bildstein, V; Borcea, C; Borcea, R; Brown, B A; Caceres, L; Gade, A; Gaudefroy, L; Grévy, S; Grinyer, G F; Iwasaki, H; Khan, E; Kröll, T; Langer, C; Lemasson, A; Llidoo, O; Lloyd, J; Negoita, F; Santos, F de Oliveira; Perdikakis, G; Recchia, F; Redpath, T; Roger, T; Rotaru, F; Saenz, S; Saint-Laurent, M -G; Smalley, D; Sohler, D; Stanoiu, M; Stroberg, S R; Thomas, J C; Vandebrouck, M; Weisshaar, D; Westerberg, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Excited states in $^{28}$Na have been studied using the $\\beta$-decay of implanted $^{28}$Ne ions at GANIL/LISE as well as the in-beam $\\gamma$-ray spectroscopy at the NSCL/S800 facility. New states of positive (J$^{\\pi}$=3,4$^+$) and negative (J$^{\\pi}$=1-5$^-$) parity are proposed. The former arise from the coupling between 0d$\\_{5/2}$ protons and a 0d$\\_{3/2}$ neutron, while the latter are due to couplings with 1p$\\_{3/2}$ or 0f$\\_{7/2}$ neutrons. While the relative energies between the J$^{\\pi}$=1-4$^+$ states are well reproduced with the USDA interaction in the N=17 isotones, a progressive shift in the ground state binding energy (by about 500 keV) is observed between $^{26}$F and $^{30}$Al. This points to a possible change in the proton-neutron 0d$\\_{5/2}$-0d$\\_{3/2}$ effective interaction when moving from stability to the drip line. The presence of J$^{\\pi}$=1-4$^-$ negative parity states around 1.5 MeV as well as of a candidate for a J$^{\\pi}$=5$^-$ state around 2.5 MeV give further support to the col...

  18. Synthesis and crystal structure of new layered BaNaSc(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} and BaNaY(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} orthoborates

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    Seryotkin, Yurii V., E-mail: yuvs@uiggm.nsc.r [Institute of Geology and Mineralogy RAS, 3, Koptyuga avenue, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, 2, Pirogova street, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Bakakin, Vladimir V. [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry RAS, 3, Lavrentieva avenue, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Kokh, Aleksandr E.; Kononova, Nadezhda G. [Institute of Geology and Mineralogy RAS, 3, Koptyuga avenue, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Svetlyakova, Tatyana N. [Institute of Geology and Mineralogy RAS, 3, Koptyuga avenue, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, 2, Pirogova street, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Kokh, Konstantin A. [Institute of Geology and Mineralogy RAS, 3, Koptyuga avenue, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Drebushchak, Tatyana N. [Novosibirsk State University, 2, Pirogova street, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry RAS, 18, Kutateladze street, 630128 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Crystals of two new layered BaNaSc(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} (I) and BaNaY(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} (II) orthoborates are grown from the melt-solution by the spontaneous crystallization onto the platinum loop. Single crystal X-ray analysis showed that the compounds are isostructural with the space group R3-bar, a=5.23944(12) and 5.3338(2) A, and c=34.5919(11) and 35.8303(19) A for I and II, respectively, Z=6. The distinctive feature of the structure is the close-packed composite anion-cation (Ba,Na)(BO{sub 3}) layers. The layers are combined into the base building packages of two types: {l_brace}M{sup 3+}[Ba{sup 2+}(BO{sub 3}){sup 3-}]{sub 2}{r_brace}{sup +} and {l_brace}M{sup 3+}[Na{sup +}(BO{sub 3}){sup 3-}]{sub 2}{r_brace}{sup -}, where M is Sc or Y. Neutral-charge two-package (four-layer) blocks are stacked by the rhombohedral principle into twelve layers of the cubic packing. - Graphical abstract: The distinctive feature of new orthoborate crystals BaNaSc(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} and BaNaY(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} is the combination of base building packages of two types: {l_brace}M{sup 3+}[Ba{sup 2+}(BO{sub 3}){sup 3-}]{sub 2}{r_brace}{sup +} and {l_brace}M{sup 3+}[Na{sup +}(BO{sub 3}){sup 3-}]{sub 2}{r_brace}{sup -}, where M is Sc or Y.

  19. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Sidonie Na?dherny? und Albert Bloch : September 1947-September 1950 : mit einer Einfu?hrung in die Widmungsgedichte von Karl Kraus an Sidonie Na?dherny?

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    Champion, Elke Lorenz

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Die Aufgabe dieser Arbeit besteht darin, Sidonie Na?dherny? Einfluß auf das Werk von Karl Kraus, vor allem auf seine Lyrik, an Hand der Albert Bloch/Sidonie Na?dherny?-Korrespondenz auszuwerten. Neben den eigentlichen ...

  20. Green mobility Taipei City : with the arrival of mobility-on-demand system with ultra small electric vehicles

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    Chuang, Chih-Chao

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban form always transforms when new transportation technology is deployed. Urban form and transportation technologies always coevolve. Many new technologies have been developed to solve the problems of greenhouse gas ...

  1. Assessment of the release of atomic Na from a burning black liquor droplet using quantitative PLIF

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    Saw, Woei L.; Nathan, Graham J. [Centre for Energy Technology, The Environment Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia); Ashman, Peter J.; Alwahabi, Zeyad T. [Centre for Energy Technology, The Environment Institute, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantitative measurement of atomic sodium (Na) release, at high concentration, from a burning black liquor droplet has been demonstrated using a planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique, corrected for fluorescence trapping. The local temperature of the particle was measured to be approximately 1700 C, at a height of 10 mm above a flat flame burner. The PLIF technique was used to assess the temporal release of atomic Na from the combustion of black liquor and compare it with the Na concentration in the remaining smelt. A first-order model was made to provide insight using a simple Plug Flow Reactor model based on the independently measured concentration of residual Na in the smelt as a function of time. This model also required the dilution ratio of the combustion products in the flat flame entrained into the plume gas from the black liquor particle to be estimated. The key findings of these studies are: (i) the peak concentration of atomic Na from the combustion of the black liquor droplets is around 1.4 ppm; (ii) very little atomic Na is present during the drying, devolatilisation or char combustion stages; and (iii) the presence of atomic Na during smelt phase dominates over that from the other combustion stages. (author)

  2. Investigation of the Effects of Biodiesel-based Na on Emissions Control Components

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    Brookshear, D. William [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Nguyen, Ke [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Toops, Todd J [ORNL; Bunting, Bruce G [ORNL; Howe, Janet E [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A single-cylinder diesel engine was used to investigate the impact of biodiesel-based Na on emissions control components using specially blended 20% biodiesel fuel (B20). The emissions control components investigated were a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a Cu-zeolite-based NH{sub 3}-SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalyst, and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Both light-duty vehicle, DOC-SCR-DPF, and heavy-duty vehicle, DOC-DPF-SCR, emissions control configurations were employed. The accelerated Na aging is achieved by introducing elevated Na levels in the fuel, to represent full useful life exposure, and periodically increasing the exhaust temperature to replicate DPF regeneration. To assess the validity of the implemented accelerated Na aging protocol, engine-aged lean NO{sub x} traps (LNTs), DOCs and DPFs are also evaluated. To fully characterize the impact on the catalytic activity the LNT, DOC and SCR catalysts were evaluated using a bench flow reactor. The evaluation of the aged DOC samples and LNT show little to no deactivation as a result of Na contamination. However, the SCR in the light-duty configuration (DOC-SCR-DPF) was severely affected by Na contamination, especially when NO was the only fed NO{sub x} source. In the heavy-duty configuration (DOC-DPF-SCR), no impact is observed in the SCR NO{sub x} reduction activity. Electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA) reveals that Na contamination on the LNT, DOC, and SCR samples is present throughout the length of the catalysts with a higher concentration on the washcoat surface. In both the long-term engine-aged DPF and the accelerated Na-aged DPFs, there is significant Na ash present in the upstream channels; however, in the engine-aged sample lube oil-based ash is the predominant constituent.

  3. Spectroscopy of $^{28}$Na: shell evolution toward the drip line

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    A. Lepailleur; K. Wimmer; A. Mutschler; O. Sorlin; V. Bader; C. Bancroft; D. Barofsky; B. Bastin; T. Baugher; D. Bazin; V. Bildstein; C. Borcea; R. Borcea; B. A. Brown; L. Caceres; A. Gade; L. Gaudefroy; S. Grévy; G. F. Grinyer; H. Iwasaki; E. Khan; T. Kröll; C. Langer; A. Lemasson; O. Llidoo; J. Lloyd; F. Negoita; F. de Oliveira Santos; G. Perdikakis; F. Recchia; T. Redpath; T. Roger; F. Rotaru; S. Saenz; M. -G. Saint-Laurent; D. Smalley; D. Sohler; M. Stanoiu; S. R. Stroberg; J. C. Thomas; M. Vandebrouck; D. Weisshaar; A. Westerberg

    2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Excited states in $^{28}$Na have been studied using the $\\beta$-decay of implanted $^{28}$Ne ions at GANIL/LISE as well as the in-beam $\\gamma$-ray spectroscopy at the NSCL/S800 facility. New states of positive (J$^{\\pi}$=3,4$^+$) and negative (J$^{\\pi}$=1-5$^-$) parity are proposed. The former arise from the coupling between 0d$\\_{5/2}$ protons and a 0d$\\_{3/2}$ neutron, while the latter are due to couplings with 1p$\\_{3/2}$ or 0f$\\_{7/2}$ neutrons. While the relative energies between the J$^{\\pi}$=1-4$^+$ states are well reproduced with the USDA interaction in the N=17 isotones, a progressive shift in the ground state binding energy (by about 500 keV) is observed between $^{26}$F and $^{30}$Al. This points to a possible change in the proton-neutron 0d$\\_{5/2}$-0d$\\_{3/2}$ effective interaction when moving from stability to the drip line. The presence of J$^{\\pi}$=1-4$^-$ negative parity states around 1.5 MeV as well as of a candidate for a J$^{\\pi}$=5$^-$ state around 2.5 MeV give further support to the collapse of the N=20 gap and to the inversion between the 0f$\\_{7/2}$ and 1p$\\_{3/2}$ levels below Z=12. These features are discussed in the framework of Shell Model and EDF calculations, leading to predicted negative parity states in the low energy spectra of the $^{26}$F and $^{25}$O nuclei.

  4. Intracellular Sequestration of Sodium by a Novel Na /H Exchanger in Yeast Is Enhanced by Mutations in the

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    Rao, Rajini

    membrane Na /K -ATPase, a P-type ion pump, that drives Na ions out of the cell in exchange for K ions (1). The resultant Na gradient serves as the primary energy source for the transport of other ions and metabolites threat to agricultural production worldwide (4, 5). Because of a basic similarity in ion transport

  5. Balancing SoNaR: IPR versus Processing Issues in a 500-Million-Word Written Dutch Reference Corpus

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    Tilburg, Universiteit van

    Balancing SoNaR: IPR versus Processing Issues in a 500-Million-Word Written Dutch Reference Corpus included in SoNaR will have its IPR issues settled to the largest extent possible. This data collection lead to the creation of two corpora: a gigaword SoNaR, IPR-cleared for research purposes

  6. Non-oxidative reactions of propane on Zn/Na-ZSM5 Joseph A. Biscardi and Enrique Iglesia*

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    Iglesia, Enrique

    Non-oxidative reactions of propane on Zn/Na-ZSM5 Joseph A. Biscardi and Enrique Iglesia* Department rates during propane conversion at 773 K on Zn/Na-ZSM5 are about ten times higher than on Zn/H-ZSM5 catalysts with similar Zn content. The total rate of propane conversion is also higher on Zn/Na-ZSM5

  7. Role of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation in the Tropical Pacific SST Changes Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China,

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    , Beijing, China, and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway HUIJUN WANG Nansen Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center ocean and, furthermore, lead to anomalous positive convergences of heat transport, which is the main

  8. 03/01/2006 09:51 AMLoading "People's Daily Online --Chinese experimental thermonuclear reactor on discharge test in July" Page 1 of 1http://english.people.com.cn/200603/01/print20060301_247035.html

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    03/01/2006 09:51 AMLoading "People's Daily Online -- Chinese experimental thermonuclear reactor experimental thermonuclear reactor on discharge test in July China's new generation experimental Tokamak fusion and the former Soviet Union launched a 10 billion- euro ambitious plan, the International Thermonuclear

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - anp na reducao Sample Search Results

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    BY ANP high Na intake volume expansion normal L 2 0 IL- , 11----y7 --, 1 10 100 ANP infusion r-ate (rig... Physiological concentrations of ANP exert a dual regulatory influence...

  10. High Density Hydrogen Storage System Demonstration Using NaAlH4

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    High Density Hydrogen Storage System Demonstration Using NaAlH4 Complex Compound Hydrides D. Mosher based storage systems, especially those which differ from conventional metal hydride systems, to meet

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - agroflorestal na zona Sample Search Results

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    9 tS5N: 0214-4557Fsica de La flerra 1998, n.' 10: 221-255 Summary: una consecuen- cia directa de la subduccin de la placa de Nazca bajo la placa Sudamerica- na. Si se......

  12. Search for beta -delayed three-neutron emission frum /sup 31/Na

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    Détraz, C; Epherre-Rey-Campagnolle, Marcelle; Guillemaud, D; Klapisch, Robert; Langevin, M; Naulin, F; Thibault, C; Touchard, F

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An upper limit P/sub 3n/<5*10/sup -4/ is found for the branching ratio of the beta -delayed three-neutron emission from /sup 31/Na. (5 refs).

  13. Thermochemistry of phosphorus oxynitrides: PON and LiNaPON glasses

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    Tessier, F.; Navrotsky, A.; Le Sauze, A.; Marchand, R.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-temperature solution calorimetry has been very useful in elucidating the energetics of many oxide materials. Recently, a sodium molybdate melt, 3Na{sub 2}O{center{underscore}dot}4MoO{sub 3}, has been shown to be very effective for nitride calorimetry. This methodology has now been used to determine the energetics of formation of phosphorus oxynitride PON samples and of a series of LiNaPON oxynitride glasses. The magnitude of the energetics of nitrogen/oxygen substitution within PON and LiNaPON glasses has been correctly evaluated by using N-N, O-O, P-N, and P-O bond strengths. The in-situ precipitation of metallic particles from corresponding oxides in LiNaPON glasses has been predicted from high-temperature solution calorimetry results and appropriate thermodynamic cycles. The results constitute the first set of energetic data on nitridophosphates.

  14. Termination and complexity bounds for SAFE programs Salvador Lucas Ricardo Pe~na

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    Lucas, Salvador

    Termination and complexity bounds for SAFE programs Salvador Lucas Ricardo Pe~na Dep. de Sistemas partially supported by the EU (FEDER) and the Spanish MEC, under grant TIN 2004-7943- C04. Salvador Lucas

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - al2o3 na obraztsakh Sample Search Results

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    the percentage of Al2O3 in (Al2O3 CaO Na2O K2O)) (Nesbitt... and Young, 1982), Vogt (1927) ratio (VR, defined as ... Source: Utrecht, Universiteit - Faculty of Earth...

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    48 Analise Matematica IV Licenciaturas: Eng. Ambiente, Eng. Biologica, Eng. Quimica, Quimica Summary: regular, contida na regiao z C : 3 < Re(z) < 3 D(f), e tal que...

  17. Catalytic Effect of Ti for Hydrogen Cycling in NaAlH4

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    + 2AlH 3 3 NaAlH 4 M. Mamula et al., Coll. Czechoslov. Chem. Commun. 32, 884 (1967). Atomic Hydrogen Interacting with Al Surfaces "H adsorption and the formation of alane...

  18. Preparação de híbridos metal/carbono por carbonização hidrotérmica para aplicação na oxidação eletroquímica de metanol.

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    Marcelo Marques Tusi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Neste trabalho foram preparados híbridos PtRu/Carbono e Ni/Carbono pelo método da carbonização hidrotérmica para aplicação na oxidação eletroquímica do metanol. Nesse processo, uma fonte de… (more)

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  1. Kinetic Study of Heterogeneous Reaction of Deliquesced NaCI Particles...

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    (1.1 ? Gaseous HNO3 uptake coefficient peaks around a relative humidity of 55%, with ?net 3 on sea salt particles was more rapid than that on the mixture of NaCl and...

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    (RS; bp), number of alleles (NA), average observed heterozygosity (HO), and average FIS and FST... This study Primer Sequence (5-3; Feldheim et al. in prep.) TA (C) RN RS...

  3. Seismic Risk Assessment of Port Facilities Ung Jin Na, Samit Ray Chaudhuri

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    Seismic Risk Assessment of Port Facilities Ung Jin Na, Samit Ray Chaudhuri Faculty Advisor : Prof Estimation Methodology Applications (in progress) Port of Long Beach · Seismic Risk Assessment, Decision & Vertical movement, Settlement of Apron Seismic Vulnerability - quay Wall

  4. Impact of Biodiesel-Based Na on the Selective Catalytic Reduction...

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    Biodiesel-Based Na on the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NO x Using Cu-zeolite D. William Brookshear 1 , Todd J. Toops 2 , William Rohr 1 , Ke Nguyen 1 , and Bruce G....

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  10. Increase of ionic conductivity in the microporous lithosilicate RUB-29 by Na-ion exchange processes

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    Park, S.-H. [Section Crystallography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Theresienstr. 41, 80333 Munich (Germany)], E-mail: sohyun.park@lmu.de; Senyshyn, A. [Material- and Earth Sciences, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 23, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany); Paulmann, C. [Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Universitaet Hamburg, Grindelallee 48, 20146 Hamburg (Germany); HASYLAB, DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany)

    2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The ionic conductivity in the zeolite-like lithosilicate RUB-29 (Cs{sub 14}Li{sub 24}[Li{sub 18}Si{sub 72}O{sub 172}].14H{sub 2}O [S.-H. Park, J.B. Parise, H. Gies, H. Liu, C.P. Grey, B.H. Toby, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122 (2000) 11023-11024]) increases via simple ion-exchange processes, in particular when Na cations replace a part of Cs{sup +} and Li{sup +} of the material. The resulting ionic conductivity value of 3.2x10{sup -3} S cm{sup -1} at 885 K is about two orders higher than that for the original material [S.-H. Park, J.B. Parise, M.E. Franke, T. Seydel, C. Paulmann, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., in print ( (doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2007.03.040) available online since April 19, 2007)]. The structural basis of a Na{sup +}-exchanged RUB-29 sample (Na-RUB-29) at 673 K could be elucidated by means of neutron powder diffraction. Rietveld refinements confirmed the replacement of Na{sup +} for both parts of Cs and Li cations, agreeing with idealized cell content, Na{sub 8}Cs{sub 8}Li{sub 40}Si{sub 72}O{sub 172}. As a result of the incorporation of Na{sup +} in large pores, the number of Li{sup +} vacancies in dense Li{sub 2}O-layers of the structure could increase. This can be one of the main reasons for the improved conductivity in Na-RUB-29. In addition, mobile Na cations may also contribute to the conductivity in Na-RUB-29 as continuous scattering length densities were found around the sites for Na in difference Fourier map. - Graphical abstract: Li{sub 2}O-layers formed by edge- and corner-sharing LiO{sub 4}- and LiO{sub 3}-moieties in the zeolite-like lithosilicate RUB-29 provide optimal pathways for conducting Li{sup +}. The number of empty Li sites in this layer-like configuration could increase via 'simple' Na{sup +}-exchange processes, promoting fast Li motions.

  11. Carbon monoxide adsorption/desorption processes over NaX zeolite and supported ruthenium catalyst

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    Kamble, V.S.; Gupta, N.M.; Iyer, R.M. (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India))

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The binding states of CO on NaX zeolite and RuNaX were investigated by thermal desorption spectroscopy. Desorption peaks centered at around 390, 430, 490, and 520 K were observed from NaX following room-temperature adsorption of CO. The activation energy values corresponding to these peaks were calculated to be 41.4, 45.7, 53.8, and 57.7 kJ mol{sup {minus}1}, respectively. These peaks were also observed in desorption profiles from RuNaX although their temperatures were higher by 10 to 20 K. In addition, the desorption spectra from RuNaX also comprise two high-temperature peaks at around 575 and 640 K. With both the RuNaX and the NaX samples the temperature and relative intensities of the desorption peaks depended on pretreatment conditions and on the lapsed time between CO exposure to the sample and the commencement of programmed heating. Mass spectral analysis revealed that the gas desorbed at 300-500 K consisted mainly of CO while at higher temperatures CO{sub 2} was the main component. The desorption peaks below 500 K are attributed to the release of carbon monoxide from structural and intragranular or intergranular zeolitic pores. Lewis sites on the zeolite surface are found to facilitate activation of CO, resulting in its transformation to CO{sub 2}. The initial adsorption of carbon monoxide in zeolite pores and subsequent diffusion to metal sites leading to its disproportionation/oxidation is found to play an important role in the CO adsorption/desorption process on RuNaX.

  12. Crnica da III Feira da Sustentabilidade na UDC. Feira de Nadal 2012

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    Crónica da III Feira da Sustentabilidade na UDC. Feira de Nadal 2012 O pasado mércores 12 de universitaria a asistir á III Feira de Sustentabilidade que tivo lugar na Facultade de Economía e Empresa Sustentabilidade foi unha charla-debate en que Raúl Asegurado, presidente da Asociación Fiare Galiza, explicou en

  13. ISSN 0103-1538 4231 MONITORAMENTO DOS FOCOS DE CALOR NA REGIO SUL DO BRASIL

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    ISSN 0103-1538 4231 MONITORAMENTO DOS FOCOS DE CALOR NA REGI�O SUL DO BRASIL Instituto Nacional de monitorar a distribuição dos focos de calor na região sul do Brasil, entre os anos de 2003 a 2007, através, Geotecnologias, Região Sul do Brasil. RESUMEN Las quemadas pueden ser causadas de forma natural o por influencia

  14. SISTEMATIZAO DE OCORRNCIAS DE DESASTRES NATURAIS NA REGIO SUL DO BRASIL EM 2011

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    Página1 SISTEMATIZA��O DE OCORR�NCIAS DE DESASTRES NATURAIS NA REGI�O SUL DO BRASIL EM 2011 Janete Aplicação de Geotecnologias para Desastres Naturais e Eventos Extremos para a Região Sul do Brasil e forma, a pesquisa tem como objetivo analisar os eventos de desastres naturais na Região Sul do Brasil em

  15. Supporting information for: Na-doped p-type ZnO , Faxian Xiu2

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    Yang, Zheng

    S1 Supporting information for: Na-doped p-type ZnO microwires Wei Liu1* , Faxian Xiu2 , Ke Sun1 flow was switched to argon followed by cooling to room temperature. After the growth, high-density Zn distribution of the Na Doped ZnO microwire 1.3 EDX line scans spectra #12;S3 Figure S3 a) a typical TEM image

  16. Portugal lidera consrcio envolvido na produo de "energia limpa, segura e abundante"

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Portugal lidera consórcio envolvido na produção de "energia limpa, segura e abundante" Autor: Data) - A produção de eletricidade a partir de fusão nuclear, considerada uma fonte de energia limpa, abundante e lidera consórcio envolvido na produção de "energia limpa, seg... http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/Lusa/2013

  17. Stabilisation of Na,K-ATPase structure by the cardiotonic steroid ouabain

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    Miles, Andrew J. [Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX (United Kingdom); Fedosova, Natalya U. [Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark)] [Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark); Hoffmann, Søren V. [ISA, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark)] [ISA, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark); Wallace, B.A. [Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX (United Kingdom); Esmann, Mikael, E-mail: me@biophys.au.dk [Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark)] [Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus (Denmark)

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: •Ouabain binding to pig and shark Na,K-ATPase enhances thermal stability. •Ouabain stabilises both membrane-bound and solubilised Na,K-ATPase. •Synchrotron radiation circular dichroism is used for structure determination. •Secondary structure in general is not affected by ouabain binding. •Stabilisation is due to re-arrangement of tertiary structure. -- Abstract: Cardiotonic steroids such as ouabain bind with high affinity to the membrane-bound cation-transporting P-type Na,K-ATPase, leading to complete inhibition of the enzyme. Using synchrotron radiation circular dichroism spectroscopy we show that the enzyme-ouabain complex is less susceptible to thermal denaturation (unfolding) than the ouabain-free enzyme, and this protection is observed with Na,K-ATPase purified from pig kidney as well as from shark rectal glands. It is also shown that detergent-solubilised preparations of Na,K-ATPase are stabilised by ouabain, which could account for the successful crystallisation of Na,K-ATPase in the ouabain-bound form. The secondary structure is not significantly affected by the binding of ouabain. Ouabain appears however, to induce a reorganization of the tertiary structure towards a more compact protein structure which is less prone to unfolding; recent crystal structures of the two enzymes are consistent with this interpretation. These circular dichroism spectroscopic studies in solution therefore provide complementary information to that provided by crystallography.

  18. Band gap engineering for graphene by using Na{sup +} ions

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    Sung, S. J.; Lee, P. R.; Kim, J. G.; Ryu, M. T.; Park, H. M.; Chung, J. W., E-mail: jwc@postech.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the noble electronic properties of graphene, its industrial application has been hindered mainly by the absence of a stable means of producing a band gap at the Dirac point (DP). We report a new route to open a band gap (E{sub g}) at DP in a controlled way by depositing positively charged Na{sup +} ions on single layer graphene formed on 6H-SiC(0001) surface. The doping of low energy Na{sup +} ions is found to deplete the ?* band of graphene above the DP, and simultaneously shift the DP downward away from Fermi energy indicating the opening of E{sub g}. The band gap increases with increasing Na{sup +} coverage with a maximum E{sub g}?0.70?eV. Our core-level data, C 1s, Na 2p, and Si 2p, consistently suggest that Na{sup +} ions do not intercalate through graphene, but produce a significant charge asymmetry among the carbon atoms of graphene to cause the opening of a band gap. We thus provide a reliable way of producing and tuning the band gap of graphene by using Na{sup +} ions, which may play a vital role in utilizing graphene in future nano-electronic devices.

  19. Chinese Business Law Postgraduate

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    Einmahl, Uwe

    Intellectual property law 4 2 · Explanation of IPR basics · Strategic considerations · Avoiding IPR problems

  20. Magnetic structure of the low-dimensional magnet NaCu{sub 2}O{sub 2}: {sup 63,65}Cu and {sup 23}Na NMR studies

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    Sadykov, A. F., E-mail: sadykov@imp.uran.ru; Gerashchenko, A. P.; Piskunov, Yu. V.; Ogloblichev, V. V.; Smol’nikov, A. G.; Verkhovskii, S. V.; Buzlukov, A. L.; Arapova, I. Yu. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch (Russian Federation); Furukawa, Y. [Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory (United States); Yakubovskii, A. Yu. [National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation); Bush, A. A. [Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics, and Automation (Russian Federation)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The magnetic structure of a quasi-one-dimensional frustrated NaCu{sub 2}O{sub 2} magnet single crystal is studied by NMR. The spatial orientation of the planar spin spirals in the copper-oxygen Cu{sup 2+}-O chains is determined, and its evolution as a function of the applied magnetic field direction is analyzed.

  1. Search for compounds of the NaBaR(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} family (R = La, Nd, Gd, and Yb) and the new NaBaYb(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} orthoborate

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    Svetlyakova, T. N., E-mail: svetlyakovatn@gmail.com; Kokh, A. E.; Kononova, N. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Fedorov, P. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Rashchenko, S. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Maillard, A. [University of Metz and Supelec, Laboratoire Materiaux Optiques, Photonique et Systemes (France)] [University of Metz and Supelec, Laboratoire Materiaux Optiques, Photonique et Systemes (France)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for compounds of the NaBaR(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} composition (where R = La{sup 3+}, Nd{sup 3+}, Gd{sup 3+}, or Yb{sup 3+}) is performed by solid state synthesis and spontaneous crystallization. A new compound, NaBaYb(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}, is found in this series. It crystallizes in space group R3{sup -} and belongs to the family of sublayer complex orthoborates with isolated BO{sub 3} groups NaBaR(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} (R = Y, Sc, and Yb). Theoretical X-ray powder diffraction patterns of NaBaY(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}, NaBaSc(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}, and NaBaYb(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} are calculated based on single-crystal data.

  2. The synthesis and structural characterization of Na[sub 3]WO[sub 3]N

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    Elder, S.H. (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States) Institut des MJateriaux de Nantes, Nantes (France)); DiSalvo, F.J. (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)); Parise, J.B. (State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States)); Hriljac, J.A. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Richardson, J.W. Jr. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors report the discovery of a new ternary oxynitride, Na[sub 3]WO[sub 3]N. Na[sub 3]WO[sub 3]N is synthesized by exposing a eutectic melt consisting of 1/2Na[sub 2]O:1Na[sub 2]WO[sub 4] to a flow of ammonia gas at 695[degrees]C. The compound crystallizes in the acentric space group Pmn2[sub 1] with a = 7.2481(3) [angstrom], b = 6.2728(3) [angstrom], and c = 56493(2) [angstrom]. The structure was determined from synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data and refined using the Rietveld analysis on neutron powder diffraction data. It is isostructural to the low temperature form of Li[sub 3]PO[sub 4] which can be derived from an ordered wurtzite structure-type with all the atoms having tetrahedral coordination. Alternatively, the structure can be described as being [open quotes]salt-like[close quotes] consisting of isolated (WO[sub 3]N)[sup [minus]3] tetrahedral polyanions separated by Na[sup +].

  3. THE Na 8200 Angstrom-Sign DOUBLET AS AN AGE INDICATOR IN LOW-MASS STARS

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    Schlieder, Joshua E.; Simon, Michal [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Lepine, Sebastien; Rice, Emily [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Fielding, Drummond [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 366 Bloomberg Center, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Tomasino, Rachael, E-mail: michal.simon@stonybrook.edu, E-mail: schlieder@mpia-hd.mpg.de, E-mail: lepine@amnh.org, E-mail: erice@amnh.org, E-mail: dfieldi1@jhu.edu, E-mail: tomas1r@cmich.edu [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 (United States)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the use of the gravity sensitive neutral sodium (Na I) doublet at 8183 Angstrom-Sign and 8195 Angstrom-Sign (Na 8200 Angstrom-Sign doublet) as an age indicator for M dwarfs. We measured the Na doublet equivalent width (EW) in giants, old dwarfs, young dwarfs, and candidate members of the {beta} Pic moving group using medium-resolution spectra. Our Na 8200 A doublet EW analysis shows that the feature is useful as an approximate age indicator in M-type dwarfs with (V - K{sub s}) {>=} 5.0, reliably distinguishing stars older and younger than 100 Myr. A simple derivation of the dependence of the Na EW on temperature and gravity supports the observational results. An analysis of the effects of metallicity shows that this youth indicator is best used on samples with similar metallicity. The age estimation technique presented here becomes useful in a mass regime where traditional youth indicators are increasingly less reliable, is applicable to other alkali lines, and will help identify new low-mass members in other young clusters and associations.

  4. Polyclusters and Substitution Effects in the Na–Au–Ga System: Remarkable Sodium Bonding Characteristics in Polar Intermetallics

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    Smetana, Volodymyr [Ames Laboratory; Miller, Gordon J. [Ames Laboratory; Corbett, John D. [Ames Laboratory

    2013-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic exploration of Na- and Au-poor parts of the Na–Au–Ga system (less than 15 at. % Na or Au) uncovered several compounds with novel structural features that are unusual for the rest of the system. Four ternary compounds Na1.00(3)Au0.18Ga1.82(1) (I), NaAu2Ga4 (II), Na5Au10Ga16 (III), and NaAu4Ga2 (IV) have been synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction: Na1.00(3)Au0.18Ga1.82(1)(I, P6/mmm, a = 15.181(2), c =9.129(2)Å, Z = 30); NaAu2Ga4 (II, Pnma, a = 16.733(3), b = 4.3330(9), c =7.358(3) Å, Z = 4); Na5Au10Ga16 (III, P63/m, a = 10.754(2), c =11.457(2) Å, Z = 2); and NaAu4Ga2 (IV, P21/c, a = 8.292(2), b = 7.361(1), c =9.220(2)Å, ? = 116.15(3), Z = 4). Compound I lies between the large family of Bergman-related compounds and Na-poor Zintl-type compounds and exhibits a clathrate-like structure containing icosahedral clusters similar to those in cubic 1/1 approximants, as well as tunnels with highly disordered cation positions and fused Na-centered clusters. Structures II, III, and IV are built of polyanionic networks and clusters that generate novel tunnels in each that contain isolated, ordered Na atoms. Tight-binding electronic structure calculations using linear muffin-tin-orbital (LMTO) methods on II, III, IV and an idealized model of I show that all are metallic with evident pseudogaps at the Fermi levels. The integrated crystal orbital Hamilton populations for II–IV are typically dominated by Au–Ga, Ga–Ga, and Au–Au bonding, although Na–Au and Na–Ga contributions are also significant. Sodium’s involvement into such covalency is consistent with that recently reported in Na–Au–M (M = Ga, Ge, Sn, Zn, and Cd) phases.

  5. Caustic Recycle from Hanford Tank Waste Using NaSICON Ceramic Membrane Salt Splitting Process

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    Fountain, Matthew S.; Kurath, Dean E.; Sevigny, Gary J.; Poloski, Adam P.; Pendleton, J.; Balagopal, S.; Quist, M.; Clay, D.

    2009-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A family of inorganic ceramic materials, called sodium (Na) Super Ion Conductors (NaSICON), has been studied at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to investigate their ability to separate sodium from radioactively contaminated sodium salt solutions for treating U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) tank wastes. Ceramatec Inc. developed and fabricated a membrane containing a proprietary NAS-GY material formulation that was electrochemically tested in a bench-scale apparatus with both a simulant and a radioactive tank-waste solution to determine the membrane performance when removing sodium from DOE tank wastes. Implementing this sodium separation process can result in significant cost savings by reducing the disposal volume of low-activity wastes and by producing a NaOH feedstock product for recycle into waste treatment processes such as sludge leaching, regenerating ion exchange resins, inhibiting corrosion in carbon-steel tanks, or retrieving tank wastes.

  6. Metal-insulator transition in Na{sub x}WO{sub 3}: Photoemission spectromicroscopy study

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    Paul, Sanhita, E-mail: raj@iiserkol.ac.in; Ghosh, Anirudha, E-mail: raj@iiserkol.ac.in; Raj, Satyabrata, E-mail: raj@iiserkol.ac.in [Department of Physical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, Nadia -741252, West Bengal (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the validity of percolation model, which is quite often invoked to explain the metal-insulator transition in sodium tungsten bronzes, Na{sub x}WO{sub 3} by photoelectron spectromicroscopy. The spatially resolved direct spectromicroscopic probing on both the insulating and metallic phases of high quality single crystals of Na{sub x}WO{sub 3} reveals the absence of any microscopic inhomogeneities embedded in the system within the experimental limit. Neither any metallic domains in the insulating host nor any insulating domains in the metallic host have been found to support the validity of percolation model to explain the metal-insulator transition in Na{sub x}WO{sub 3}.

  7. Synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical studies of chemically synthesized NaFePO{sub 4}

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    Sun, Ann; Beck, Faith R.; Haynes, Daniel; Poston, James A. Jr.; Narayanana, S.R.; Kumta, Prashant N.; A. Manivannan

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NaFePO{sub 4} is a naturally occurring mineral known as maricite. This compound has not been well characterized or examined for its potential use in battery applications. In the present study, NaFePO{sub 4} has been synthesized via the Pechini process with the resulting sample being characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Electrochemical properties have been investigated for possible application as a cathode in sodium-ion batteries. Electrodes of these materials were tested in coin cells using LiPF{sub 6} as the electrolyte and lithium metal as the counter electrode. Constant current cycling, cyclic voltammetry, and in situ frequency response analyses were performed. The results obtained demonstrate constant capacity or progressive increase in capacity with the consistently low internal resistance exhibited over consecutive cycles indicating possible application as a lithium analog in Na-ion batteries.

  8. Determination of Na submonolayer adsorption site on Cu(111) by low-energy ion blocking

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    Zhang, R.; Makarenko, B. [Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 (United States); Bahrim, B. [Department of Chemistry and Physics, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas 77710 (United States); Rabalais, J. W. [Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 (United States); Department of Chemistry and Physics, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas 77710 (United States)

    2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The structure of a submonolayer coverage of sodium adsorbed on a Cu(111) surface at room temperature has been investigated using time-of-flight scattering and recoiling spectrometry. The effect of the adsorbed Na atoms on the angular distribution of scattered 2 keV H{sup +} ions is analyzed by molecular dynamics and scattering and recoiling imaging code simulations. It is shown that at a coverage {theta}=0.25 monolayer, Na atoms preferentially populate the fcc threefold surface sites with a height of 2.7{+-}0.1 A above the first-layer Cu atoms. At a lower coverage of {theta}=0.10 ML, there is no adsorption site preference for the Na atoms on the Cu(111) surface.

  9. Modeling the diffusion of Na+ in compacted water-saturated Na-bentonite as a function of pore water ionic strength

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    Bourg, I.C.; Sposito, G.; Bourg, A.C.M.

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Assessments of bentonite barrier performance in waste management scenarios require an accurate description of the diffusion of water and solutes through the barrier. A two-compartment macropore/nanopore model (on which smectite interlayer nanopores are treated as a distinct compartment of the overall pore space) was applied to describe the diffusion of {sup 22}Na{sup +} in compacted, water-saturated Na-bentonites and then compared with the well-known surface diffusion model. The two-compartment model successfully predicted the observed weak ionic strength dependence of the apparent diffusion coefficient (D{sub a}) of Na{sup +}, whereas the surface diffusion model did not, thus confirming previous research indicating the strong influence of interlayer nanopores on the properties of smectite clay barriers. Since bentonite mechanical properties and pore water chemistry have been described successfully with two-compartment models, the results in the present study represent an important contribution toward the construction of a comprehensive two-compartment model of compacted bentonite barriers.

  10. Estimativa do recurso contingente dos folhelhos oleígenos da Formação Tremembé, Bacia de Taubaté, na região de Tremembé-Pindamonhangaba, SP.

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    Leonardo Simões Pimentel

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Esta dissertação tem como objetivo apresentar uma estimativa preliminar do volume de recurso contingente não-convencionais de folhelhos oleígenos (oil shale) na Formação Tremembé através de… (more)

  11. The effect of NaCl salinity on bell pepper photosynthesis

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    Bethke, Paul Carl

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    annuum cv. Tambel-2, were grown in hydroponics and then salinized to 0, 50, 100 or 150 mM NaC1. Photosynthetic rates of individual leaves were measured on several occasions during the salinization period (usually 10 to 14 d) with an ' open' gas...-exchange system. These rates were reduced by NaC1 concentrations of 100 mM or higher. Stomatal conductance was concurrently reduced, but nonstomatal effects seem to be primarily responsible for decreases in photosynthesis. The correlation between either leaf...

  12. For-Ghaeltacht n Gaeltacht Fhoril? Mein Shisialta agus Forbairt na Gaeilge i Meirice Thuaidh

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    Scannell, Kevin Patrick

    . Gan an mhais chriticiúil seo, is fíordheacair clann a thógáil le Gaeilge1, agus dá bharr sin is daoine seo, gur rud dona é seo. Tá a fhios agam go bhfuil roinnt daoine i Meiriceá Thuaidh a bhfuil Gaeilge pobal na Gaeltachta in �irinn. Ceann de na fáthanna atá leis seo ná an easpa cainteoirí dúchais i

  13. POST-OPERATIONAL TREATMENT OF RESIDUAL NA COOLLANT IN EBR-2 USING CARBONATION

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    Sherman, S.; Knight, C.

    2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    At the end of 2002, the Experimental Breeder Reactor Two (EBR-II) facility became a U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitted site, and the RCRA permit1 compelled further treatment of the residual sodium in order to convert it into a less reactive chemical form and remove the by-products from the facility, so that a state of RCRA 'closure' for the facility may be achieved (42 U.S.C. 6901-6992k, 2002). In response to this regulatory driver, and in recognition of project budgetary and safety constraints, it was decided to treat the residual sodium in the EBR-II primary and secondary sodium systems using a process known as 'carbonation.' In early EBR-II post-operation documentation, this process is also called 'passivation.' In the carbonation process (Sherman and Henslee, 2005), the system containing residual sodium is flushed with humidified carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). The water vapor in the flush gas reacts with residual sodium to form sodium hydroxide (NaOH), and the CO{sub 2} in the flush gas reacts with the newly formed NaOH to make sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO{sub 3}). Hydrogen gas (H{sub 2}) is produced as a by-product. The chemical reactions occur at the exposed surface of the residual sodium. The NaHCO{sub 3} layer that forms is porous, and humidified carbon dioxide can penetrate the NaHCO{sub 3} layer to continue reacting residual sodium underneath. The rate of reaction is controlled by the thickness of the NaHCO{sub 3} surface layer, the moisture input rate, and the residual sodium exposed surface area. At the end of carbonation, approximately 780 liters of residual sodium in the EBR-II primary tank ({approx}70% of original inventory), and just under 190 liters of residual sodium in the EBR-II secondary sodium system ({approx}50% of original inventory), were converted into NaHCO{sub 3}. No bare surfaces of residual sodium remained after treatment, and all remaining residual sodium deposits are covered by a layer of NaHCO{sub 3}. From a safety standpoint, the inventory of residual sodium in these systems was greatly reduced by using the carbonation process. From a regulatory standpoint, the process was not able to achieve deactivation of all residual sodium, and other more aggressive measures will be needed if the remaining residual sodium must also be deactivated to meet the requirements of the existing environmental permit. This chapter provides a project history and technical summary of the carbonation of EBR-II residual sodium. Options for future treatment are also discussed.

  14. Zdost o upustn od odborn pijmac zkousky do navazujcho magisterskho studia na MFF UK v Praze

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    pro akademický rok 2015/16 (zakrouzkujte dvod, který dokládáte a vyplte potebné údaje): dle bodu 1 absolventy nebo studenty posledního rocníku bakaláského studijního oboru Obecná fyzika 1701R026." dle bodu 2 oboru Fyzika zamená na vzdlávání 7504R183." dle bodu 3) ,,Od pijímací zkousky na magisterské studium

  15. Coexistence of mitochondrial 12S rRNA C1494T and CO1/tRNA{sup Ser(UCN)} G7444A mutations in two Han Chinese pedigrees with aminoglycoside-induced and non-syndromic hearing loss

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    Yuan Huijun; Chen Jing; Liu Xin; Cheng Jing [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Wang Xinjian; Yang Li [Division of Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 (United States); Yang Shuzhi; Cao Juyang; Kang Dongyang; Dai Pu; Zha, Suoqiang [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Han Dongyi [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China)], E-mail: HDY301@263.com; Young Wieyen [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China)], E-mail: YWY@263.com; Guan Minxin [Division of Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 (United States); Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH (United States)], E-mail: min-xin.guan@cchmc.org

    2007-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Mutations in mitochondrial DNA are one of the important causes of hearing loss. We report here the clinical, genetic, and molecular characterization of two Han Chinese pedigrees with maternally transmitted aminoglycoside-induced and nonsyndromic bilateral hearing loss. Clinical evaluation revealed the wide range of severity, age-at-onset, and audiometric configuration of hearing impairment in matrilineal relatives in these families. The penetrances of hearing loss in these pedigrees were 20% and 18%, when aminoglycoside-induced deafness was included. When the effect of aminoglycosides was excluded, the penetrances of hearing loss in these seven pedigrees were 10% and 15%. Sequence analysis of the complete mitochondrial genomes in these pedigrees showed the presence of the deafness-associated 12S rRNA C1494T and CO1/tRNA{sup Ser(UCN)} G7444A mutations. Their distinct sets of mtDNA polymorphism belonged to Eastern Asian haplogroup C4a1, while other previously identified six Chinese mitochondrial genomes harboring the C1494T mutation belong to haplogroups D5a2, D, R, and F1, respectively. This suggested that the C1494T or G7444A mutation occurred sporadically and multiplied through evolution of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The absence of functionally significant mutations in tRNA and rRNAs or secondary LHON mutations in their mtDNA suggest that these mtDNA haplogroup-specific variants may not play an important role in the phenotypic expression of the 12S rRNA C1494T and CO1/tRNA{sup Ser(UCN)} G7444A mutations in those Chinese families. However, aminoglycosides and other nuclear modifier genes play a modifying role in the phenotypic manifestation of the C1494T mutation in these Chinese families.

  16. Synthesis of Li{sub (x)}Na{sub (2-x)}Mn{sub 2}S{sub 3} and LiNaMnS{sub 2} through redox-induced ion exchange reactions

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    Luthy, Joshua A.; Goodman, Phillip L. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University-San Marcos, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 (United States); Martin, Benjamin R. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University-San Marcos, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 (United States)], E-mail: bmartin@txstate.edu

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Na{sub 2}Mn{sub 2}S{sub 3} was oxidatively deintercalated using iodine in acetonitrile to yield Na{sub 1.3}Mn{sub 2}S{sub 3}, with lattice constants nearly identical to that of the reactant. Lithium was then reductively intercalated into the oxidized product to yield Li{sub 0.7}Na{sub 1.3}Mn{sub 2}S{sub 3}. When heated, this metastable compound decomposed to form a new crystalline compound, LiNaMnS{sub 2}, along with MnS and residual Na{sub 2}Mn{sub 2}S{sub 3}. Single crystal X-ray diffraction structural analysis of LiNaMnS{sub 2} revealed that this compound crystallizes in P-3m1 with cell parameters a=4.0479(6) A, c=6.7759(14) A, V=96.15(3) A{sup 3} (Z=1, wR2=0.0367) in the NaLiCdS{sub 2} structure-type. - Graphical abstract: Structure of LiNaMnS{sub 2}. Li and Mn are statistically distributed in edge-shared tetrahedral environments linked into infinite planes. Sodium ions occupy interlayer sites.

  17. Loanwords in Kali'na, a Cariban language of French Guyana Odile Renault-Lescure

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . It is constituted by the five Guianas: Venezuelan Guiana, (formerly British) Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana distributed in these countries. 11.141 live in Venezuela, 3000 in Guyana (Forte 2000), 3000 in Suriname (Boven% in Suriname; there is no precise data for French Guiana, but the rate is high). The Kali'na people speak

  18. Non-Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics of NaFH photodissociation Ahren W. Jaspera

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    Truhlar, Donald G

    Non-Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics of Na¯FH photodissociation Ahren W. Jaspera Combustion 20 November 2007 The accuracy of non-Born-Oppenheimer electronically nonadiabatic semiclassical are re- stricted to a single Born-Oppenheimer electronic state typi- cally, the ground electronic state

  19. Na K -pump ligands modulate gating of palytoxin-induced ion channels

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    Gadsby, David

    proteins that mediate transport of ions across cell membranes, they traditionally have been viewed as very to the extracellular surface. The 3Na 2K -exchange transport cycle is completed when two extracellular K ions bind ensure the vectorial nature of net transport. The occluded-ion conformations, with binding sites

  20. ION CHANNELS The Na/K-ATPase/Src complex and cardiotonic

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    Brand, Paul H.

    machine for the ATP-dependent and -coupled transport of Na+ and K+ across the plasma membrane of a living sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-ATPase Introduction The P-type ATPases control ion fluxes across the cell membrane;allow the movement of ions across the cell membrane. They could also alter the function

  1. Beta-delayed gamma spectroscopy of neutron rich 27,28,29Na

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    Tripathi, V.; Tabor, S.L.; Hoffman, C.R.; Wiedeking, M.; Volya,A.; Mantica, P.F.; Davies, A.D.; Liddick, S.N.; Mueller, W.F.; Stolz, A.; Tomlin, B.E.

    2006-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The low-energy level structure of the exotic Na isotopes {sup 27,28,29}Na has been investigated through {beta}-delayed {gamma} spectroscopy. Detailed level structure of {sup 28,29}Na has been obtained through {beta}{gamma} and {beta}{gamma}{gamma} coincidence measurements. The low-lying levels populated in {sup 27}Na by {beta} decay were found to corroborate well with the in-beam data from the literature. Half-lives of the parent nuclides, {sup 27,28,29}Ne, were measured using {beta} fragment as well as fragment {beta}{gamma} coincidences and compared to previous measurements. The {beta}-delayed one- and two-neutron emission branching probabilities have been obtained from the {gamma} activities of the grand daughter nuclei. A comparison of the level schemes and the {beta}-decay branching ratios is made with shell-model predictions, both with and without intruder configurations, to understand the transition from normal-dominant to intruder-dominant excitations in these neutron-rich nuclei approaching the island of inversion.

  2. {beta}-delayed {gamma} spectroscopy of neutron rich {sup 27,28,29}Na

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    Tripathi, Vandana; Tabor, S.L.; Hoffman, C.R.; Wiedeking, M.; Volya, A.; Otsuka, T.; Utsuno, Y. [Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States); Department of Physics and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Advanced Science Research Centre, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Mantica, P.F.; Liddick, S.N.; Tomlin, B.E. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Davies, A.D. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Mueller, W.F.; Stolz, A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

    2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The low-energy level structure of the exotic Na isotopes {sup 27,28,29}Na has been investigated through {beta}-delayed {gamma} spectroscopy. Detailed level structure of {sup 28,29}Na has been obtained through {beta}{gamma} and {beta}{gamma}{gamma} coincidence measurements. The low-lying levels populated in {sup 27}Na by {beta} decay were found to corroborate well with the in-beam data from the literature. Half-lives of the parent nuclides, {sup 27,28,29}Ne, were measured using {beta} fragment as well as fragment {beta}{gamma} coincidences and compared to previous measurements. The {beta}-delayed one- and two-neutron emission branching probabilities have been obtained from the {gamma} activities of the grand daughter nuclei. A comparison of the level schemes and the {beta}-decay branching ratios is made with shell-model predictions, both with and without intruder configurations, to understand the transition from normal-dominant to intruder-dominant excitations in these neutron-rich nuclei approaching the island of inversion.

  3. Grant Title: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION/SPENCER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Funding Opportunity Number: N/A

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    Farritor, Shane

    Grant Title: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION/SPENCER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Funding Opportunity Number: N/A Agency/Department: The National Academy of Education/Spencer. Area of Research: Fellowship, 2011. Summary: TThe National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports

  4. Hydrogen embrittlement of a bimaterial C. Ayas, N.A. Fleck, V.S. Deshpande

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    Fleck, Norman A.

    Hydrogen embrittlement of a bimaterial C. Ayas, N.A. Fleck, V.S. Deshpande Department, or increase susceptibility to corrosion or hydrogen embrittlement (Sireesha et al., 2000). The weld strength. Hydrogen embrittlement is a recognised threat for welded joints since hy- drogen take-up can arise during

  5. Super-Elastic and Plastic Shock Waves Generated by Lasers N.A. Inogamov a,1

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    Fominov, Yakov

    Super-Elastic and Plastic Shock Waves Generated by Lasers N.A. Inogamov a,1 , V.V. Zhakhovsky b,3 fortov@ihed.ras.ru, i oleynik@usf.edu Keywords: Femtosecond laser-matter interactions, elastic-plastic there is an elastic shock wave (SW), which propagates before the strong plastic shock with plastic pressures of up

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - alongamento mesenterial na Sample Search...

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    mutant... in Annexin V binding buffer (0.01 M Hepes, pH 7.4; 0.14 mM NaCl; 2.5 mM CaCl2). Two hundred microliters Source: Littman, Dan - Skirball Institute of Biomolecular...

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    the frequency of the NotI target site. In contrast... H 7.6), 20 mM NaCl, and 1 mM CaCl2. Crystals of the apo enzyme were grown (2.0 M (NH4)2SO4, 100 mM MES Source: Stoddard,...

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    (i.e., a biofilm that can efficiently transfer electrons... , 0.25-1.0 g; NH4Cl, 0.2 g; CaCl2,2H2O, 0.15 g; KCl, 0.33 g; NaCl, 0.30 g; MgCl2, 3.15 g; K2HPO4, 1... ). If methanogens...

  9. Measurement of (n,a) reactions on 147 Sm using a lead

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    Danon, Yaron

    12180, USA c Los Alamos Neutron Science Center Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico of the (n,a) cross section on 147 Sm and perform measurements on 149 Sm over the energy range 0.1 eV­10 ke limited because coulomb interaction prevents direct measurement at incident energies relevant

  10. Roles for Mitochondrial and Reverse Mode Na /Ca2 and the Plasmalemma Ca2

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    Zucker, Robert S.

    Roles for Mitochondrial and Reverse Mode Na /Ca2 Exchange and the Plasmalemma Ca2 ATPase in Post the processes regulating presynaptic cal- cium concentration ([Ca2 ]i ) in the generation of post-tetanic potentiation (PTP) at crayfish neuromuscular junctions, using spectrophotometric dyes to measure changes in [Ca

  11. Erratum: High-NA aberration retrieval with the Extended Nijboer-Zernike

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    of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, NL-2628 CJ Delft, The Netherlands P. Dirksen, A.J.E.M. Janssen Philips Research Europe, Professor Holstlaan 4, NL-5656 AA Eindhoven, The Netherlands In the paper "High-NA aberration regrettable notation errors are present in Eq.(10), page 06004-3. The expression gives the azimuthal Fourier

  12. Design, Fabrication and Integration of a NaK-Cooled Circuit

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    Garber, Anne; Godfroy, Thomas [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, MSFC, AL 35824 (United States)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Early Flight Fission Test Facilities (EFF-TF) team has been tasked by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Nuclear Systems Office to design, fabricate, and test an actively pumped alkali metal flow circuit. The system, which was originally designed for use with a eutectic mixture of sodium potassium (NaK), was redesigned for use with lithium. Due to a shift in focus, it is once again being prepared for use with NaK. Changes made to the actively pumped, high temperature circuit include the replacement of the expansion reservoir, addition of remotely operated valves, and modification of the support table. Basic circuit components include: reactor segment, NaK to gas heat exchanger, electromagnetic (EM) liquid metal pump, load/drain reservoir, expansion reservoir, instrumentation, and a spill reservoir. A 37-pin partial-array core (pin and flow path dimensions are the same as those in a full design) was selected for fabrication and test. This paper summarizes the integration and preparations for the fill of the pumped NaK circuit. (authors)

  13. Upper limit on the cross section for reactor antineutrinos changing 22Na decay rates

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    R. J. de Meijer; S. W. Steyn

    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present results of a long-term observation of the decay of 22Na in the presence of a nuclear fission reactor. The measurements were made outside the containment wall of and underneath the Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town, South Africa. Antineutrino fluxes ranged from ~5*10^11 to 1.6*10^13 cm^-2 s^-1 during this period. We show that the coincidence summing technique provides a sensitive tool to measure a change in the total decay constant as well as the branching ratio between EC and beta+ decay of 22Na to the first excited state in 22Ne. We observe a relative change in count rate between reactor-ON and reactor-OFF equal to (-0.51+/-0.11)*10^-4. After evaluating possible systematic uncertainties we conclude that the effect is either due to a hidden instrumental cause or due to an interaction between antineutrinos and the 22Na nucleus. An upper limit of ~0.03 barn has been deduced for observing any change in the decay rate of 22Na due to antineutrino interactions.

  14. Departamento de Electronica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru~na

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    Fraguela, Basilio B.

    Departamento de Electr´onica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru 2004­ p.1/29 #12;Departamento de Electr´onica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores´onica e Sistemas Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores Universidade da Coru~na AC LUCEH Curriculum Vitae

  15. Cellular/Molecular Vestibular Hair Bundles Control pH with (Na , K )/H

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    Rao, Rajini

    Cellular/Molecular Vestibular Hair Bundles Control pH with (Na , K )/H Exchangers NHE6 and NHE9 21205, and 3Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, Ako, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan In hair acidify mechani- cally sensitive hair bundles without efficient removal of H . We found that, whereas

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    (AAMAS ALA), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011. Summary: - ALA), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011. Ad Hoc Teamwork Modeled with Multi-armed Bandits: An Extension... teams, providing...

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    (AAMAS ALA), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011. Summary: - ALA), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011. Ad Hoc Teamwork Modeled with Multi-armed Bandits: An Extension... teams, providing...

  18. Advances in X-Ray Chemical Analysis, Japan, 45 (2014) ISSN 0911-7806 Color Center in NaCl

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    Jun, Kawai

    . In addition, the color of NaCl changes to pale purple when irradiated with 405 nm laser after X-ray irradiation and to light brown when irradiated with 532 nm laser after X-ray irradiation. The colorCl, Sodium chloride, X-ray irradiation, Laser irradiation, White fluorescent lamp irradiation X X NaCl X X X

  19. Calcite dissolution and Ca/Na ion-exchange reactions in columns with different flow rates through high ESR soil

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    Navarre, Audrey

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    min?¹ under conditions of saturated flow. Column eluate was monitored for pH, carbonate alkalinity, and Na, Ca and Cl concentrations to evaluate the elution of SAR 10 solution, dissolution of CaCO? and exchange of Na by Ca on the cation...

  20. Effects of the treatment of straw with NaOH and urea solutions on ingestibility and digestibility in sheep

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effects of the treatment of straw with NaOH and urea solutions on ingestibility and digestibility of digestibility measures. The main results appear in table I. Straw intake and digestibility were in- creased by the treatments. This was par- ticularly true for NaOH treatments with the exception of nitrogen digestibility

  1. Na, Mg, Ni and Cs distribution and speciation after long-term alteration of a simulated nuclear waste glass

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    distribution and speciation of Na, Mg, Ni and Cs in a simulated (inactive) nuclear waste glass were studied and Cs represent dose determining long-lived radionuclides (59 Ni, 135 Cs) in vitrified nuclear wasteNa, Mg, Ni and Cs distribution and speciation after long-term alteration of a simulated nuclear

  2. Background studies for NaI(Tl) detectors in the ANAIS dark matter project

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    Amaré, J.; Borjabad, S.; Cebrián, S.; Cuesta, C.; Fortuño, D.; García, E.; Ginestra, C.; Gómez, H.; Martínez, M.; Oliván, M. A.; Ortigoza, Y.; Solórzano, A. Ortiz de; Pobes, C.; Puimedón, J.; Sarsa, M. L.; Villar, J. A.; Villar, P. [Laboratorio de Física Nuclear y Astropartículas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain and Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc, Paseo de los Ayerbe s/n, 22880 Canfranc Estación, Huesca (Spain)] [Laboratorio de Física Nuclear y Astropartículas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain and Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc, Paseo de los Ayerbe s/n, 22880 Canfranc Estación, Huesca (Spain)

    2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Several large NaI(Tl) detectors, produced by different companies, have been operated in the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC) in the frame of the ANAIS (Annual modulation with NaI Scintillators) project devoted to the direct detection of dark matter. A complete background model has been developed for a 9.6 kg detector (referred as ANAIS-0 prototype) after a long data taking at LSC. Activities from the natural chains of {sup 238}U and {sup 232}Th, and {sup 40}K in the NaI(Tl) crystal were evaluated applying different methods: discrimination of alpha particles vs beta/gamma background by Pulse Shape Analysis for quantifying the content of the natural chains and coincidence techniques for {sup 40}K. Radioactive contaminations in the detector and shielding components were also determined by HPGe spectrometry. Monte Carlo simulations using Geant4 package were carried out to evaluate their contribution. At high energies, most of the measured background is nicely reproduced; at low energy some non-explained components are still present, although some plausible background sources have been analyzed. The {sup 40}K content of the NaI(Tl) crystal has been confirmed to be the dominant contributor to the measured background with this detector. In addition, preliminary results of the background characterization, presently underway at the LSC, of two recently produced NaI(Tl) detectors, with 12.5 kg mass each, will be presented: cosmogenic induced activity has been clearly observed and is being quantified, and {sup 40}K activity at a level ten times lower than in ANAIS-0 has been determined.

  3. Cleaning residual NaK in the fast flux test facility fuel storage cooling system

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    Burke, T.M.; Church, W.R. [Fluor Hanford, PO Box 1000, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States); Hodgson, K.M. [Fluor Government Group, PO Box 1050, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States)

    2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), located on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Reservation, is a liquid metal-cooled test reactor. The FFTF was constructed to support the U.S. Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program. The bulk of the alkali metal (sodium and NaK) has been drained and will be stored onsite prior to final disposition. Residual NaK needed to be removed from the pipes, pumps, heat exchangers, tanks, and vessels in the Fuel Storage Facility (FSF) cooling system. The cooling system was drained in 2004 leaving residual NaK in the pipes and equipment. The estimated residual NaK volume was 76 liters in the storage tank, 1.9 liters in the expansion tank, and 19-39 liters in the heat transfer loop. The residual NaK volume in the remainder of the system was expected to be very small, consisting of films, droplets, and very small pools. The NaK in the FSF Cooling System was not radiologically contaminated. The portions of the cooling system to be cleaned were divided into four groups: 1. The storage tank, filter, pump, and associated piping; 2. The heat exchanger, expansion tank, and associated piping; 3. Argon supply piping; 4. In-vessel heat transfer loop. The cleaning was contracted to Creative Engineers, Inc. (CEI) and they used their superheated steam process to clean the cooling system. It has been concluded that during the modification activities (prior to CEI coming onsite) to prepare the NaK Cooling System for cleaning, tank T-914 was pressurized relative to the In-Vessel NaK Cooler and NaK was pushed from the tank back into the Cooler and that on November 6, 2005, when the gas purge through the In-Vessel NaK Cooler was increased from 141.6 slm to 283.2 slm, NaK was forced from the In-Vessel NaK Cooler and it contacted water in the vent line and/or scrubber. The gases from the reaction then traveled back through the vent line coating the internal surface of the vent line with NaK and NaK reaction products. The hot gases also exited the scrubber through the stack and due to the temperature of the gas, the hydrogen auto ignited when it mixed with the oxygen in the air. There was no damage to equipment, no injuries, and no significant release of hazardous material. Even though the FSF Cooling System is the only system at FFTF that contains residual NaK, there are lessons to be learned from this event that can be applied to future residual sodium removal activities. The lessons learned are: - Before cleaning equipment containing residual alkali metal the volume of alkali metal in the equipment should be minimized to the extent practical. As much as possible, reconfirm the amount and location of the alkali metal immediately prior to cleaning, especially if additional evolutions have been performed or significant time has passed. This is especially true for small diameter pipe (<20.3 centimeters diameter) that is being cleaned in place since gas flow is more likely to move the alkali metal. Potential confirmation methods could include visual inspection (difficult in all-metal systems), nondestructive examination (e.g., ultrasonic measurements) and repeating previous evolutions used to drain the system. Also, expect to find alkali metal in places it would not reasonably be expected to be. - Staff with an intimate knowledge of the plant equipment and the bulk alkali metal draining activities is critical to being able to confirm the amount and locations of the alkali metal residuals and to safely clean the residuals. - Minimize the potential for movement of alkali metal during cleaning or limit the distance and locations into which alkali metal can move. - Recognize that when working with alkali metal reactions, occasional pops and bangs are to be anticipated. - Pre-plan emergency responses to unplanned events to assure responses planned for an operating reactor are appropriate for the deactivation phase.

  4. Inhibition of X-ray-induced potentially lethal damage (PLD) repair in aerobic plateau-phase Chinese hamster cells by misonidazole

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    Brown, D.M.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of the 2-nitroimidazole radiosensitizer misonidazole (MISO) and the hydrophilic analog SR-2508 on the repair of X-ray-induced potentially lethal damage (PLD) was studied in plateau-phase Chinese Hamster ovary (HA-1) cells. It was found that although MISO does not radiosensitize aerobic cells, it inhibits the repair of PLD. However, under hypoxic conditions, MISO has no effect on PLD repair. The major portion of the inhibition of PLD repair in aerobic cells requires the presence of MISO only during irradiation; little or no additional inhibition occurs when MISO is present during the postirradiation repair period. Also, treatment of aerobic cells with 5 mM MISO for either 5 or 30 min prior to irradiation is equally inhibitory. This suggests that the presence of MISO in some way modifies the initial lesion under aerobic conditions since it does not increase cell killing as determined by immediate plating but inhibits subsequent repair. The inhibition is concentration dependent; 0.5 mM MISO inhibits PLD repair by one-half while 5-10 mM totally inhibits the repair measured 6 hr postirradiation. This phenomenon suggests that radiosensitization of tissue in vivo by MISO and other 2-nitroimidazoles may not be unequivocal proof of the presence of hypoxic cells.

  5. The use Na, Li, K cations for modification of ZSM-5 zewolite to control hydrocarbon cold-start emission

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    Golubeva V.; Rohatgi U.; Korableva, A.; Anischenko, O.; Kustov, L.; Nissenbaum, V; Viola, M.B.

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the problem of controlling hydrocarbon emissions from cold-start of engines by investigating the adsorbents which could adsorb the hydrocarbons at cold temperatures and hold them to 250-300 ?. The materials, that has been studied, are based on the modification of ZSM-5 (SiO{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} = 35) zeolite with Li, K, Na cations. It has been shown that the introduction of Li, Na and K in an amount that is equivalent to the content of Al in zeolite results in occurrence of toluene temperature desorption peaks at high-temperatures. The toluene temperature desorption curves for 5%Li-ZSM-5 and 2.3%Na-ZSM-5 zeolites are identical and have peak toluene desorption rate between 200 to 400 ?. Upon analysis of toluene adsorption isotherms for 2.3%Na-ZSM-5 and 5%Li-ZSM-5, it was concluded that the toluene diffusion inside of the modified zeolites channels is extremely slow and the sorption capacity of 2.3%Na-ZSM-5 is higher than with 5%Li-ZSM-5. The 2.3%Na-ZSM-5 didn't change toluene temperature programmed desorption (TPD) rate of curve after the treatment in environment with 10% ?{sub 2}? at 750-800 ? for about 28 h. The 2.3%Na-ZSM-5 zeolite is very promising as adsorbent to control the cold-start hydrocarbon emissions.

  6. Defective graphene as promising anode material for Na-ion battery and Ca-ion battery

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    Datta, Dibakar; Shenoy, Vivek B

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated adsorption of Na and Ca on graphene with divacancy (DV) and Stone-Wales (SW) defect. Our results show that adsorption is not possible on pristine graphene. However, their adsorption on defective sheet is energetically favorable. The enhanced adsorption can be attributed to the increased charge transfer between adatoms and underlying defective sheet. With the increase in defect density until certain possible limit, maximum percentage of adsorption also increases giving higher battery capacity. For maximum possible DV defect, we can achieve maximum capacity of 1459 mAh/g for Na-ion batteries (NIBs) and 2900 mAh/g for Ca-ion batteries (CIBs). For graphene full of SW defect, we find the maximum capacity of NIBs and CIBs is around 1071 mAh/g and 2142 mAh/g respectively. Our results will help create better anode materials with much higher capacity and better cycling performance for NIBs and CIBs.

  7. Densities and refractive indexes of aqueous (Li,K,Na) NO[sub 3] mixtures

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    Ally, M.R.; Zaltash, A.; Linkous, R.L. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Energy Div.); Klatt, L.N. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Analytical Chemistry Div.)

    1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes experimental procedures and techniques for measuring densities and/or refractive indexes of aqueous salt solutions between 25 and 200 [degrees]C and with 18.90-90.50 wt % mixed salt (LINO[sub 3], KNO[sub 3], and NaNO[sub 3]). An electrolyte solution of (LI, K, Na) NO[sub 3] slats in water was chosen for study because of its recent development as a potential high-temperature heat pump fluid, but any other appropriate fluid may be accommodated for study in the apparatus. The densities and refractive indexes are shown to represent a convenient way to measuring the concentration of salt (or water), and accuracies of [plus minus]0.8 and [plus minus]0.3 wt % total mixed salt were achieved by using the above two methods, respectively.

  8. DALI2: A NaI(Tl) detector array for measurements of $?$ rays from fast nuclei

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    S. Takeuchi; T. Motobayashi; Y. Togano; M. Matsushita; N. Aoi; K. Demichi; H. Hasegawa; H. Murakami

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A NaI(Tl) detector array called DALI2 (Detector Array for Low Intensity radiation 2) has been constructed for in-beam $\\gamma$-ray spectroscopy experiments with fast radioactive isotope (RI) beams. It consists typically of 186 NaI(Tl) scintillators covering polar angles from $\\sim$15$^{\\circ}$ to $\\sim$160$^{\\circ}$ with an average angular resolution of 6$^{\\circ}$ in full width at half maximum. Its high granularity (good angular resolution) enables Doppler-shift corrections that result in, for example, 10% energy resolution and 20% full-energy photopeak efficiency for 1-MeV $\\gamma$ rays emitted from fast-moving nuclei (velocities of $v/c \\simeq 0.6$). DALI2 has been employed successfully in numerous experiments using fast RI beams with velocities of $v/c = 0.3 - 0.6$ provided by the RIKEN RI Beam Factory.

  9. High Density Hydrogen Storage System Demonstration Using NaAlH4 Based Complex Compound Hydrides

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    Daniel A. Mosher; Xia Tang; Ronald J. Brown; Sarah Arsenault; Salvatore Saitta; Bruce L. Laube; Robert H. Dold; Donald L. Anton

    2007-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report describes the motivations, activities and results of the hydrogen storage independent project "High Density Hydrogen Storage System Demonstration Using NaAlH4 Based Complex Compound Hydrides" performed by the United Technologies Research Center under the Department of Energy Hydrogen Program, contract # DE-FC36-02AL67610. The objectives of the project were to identify and address the key systems technologies associated with applying complex hydride materials, particularly ones which differ from those for conventional metal hydride based storage. This involved the design, fabrication and testing of two prototype systems based on the hydrogen storage material NaAlH4. Safety testing, catalysis studies, heat exchanger optimization, reaction kinetics modeling, thermochemical finite element analysis, powder densification development and material neutralization were elements included in the effort.

  10. Introduction L'Encyclopdie des Carabes ou Encyclopdie des Kali'na du Suriname

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Introduction « L'Encyclopédie des Caraïbes » ou Encyclopédie des Kali'na du Suriname Odile Renault Suriname, jusqu'à la deuxième moitié du 20ème siècle5, pour désigner les peuples et langues de famille étude comparée des langues de la famille caribe du Suriname, ainsi que des descriptions grammaticales et

  11. {alpha}-particle optical potentials for nuclear astrophysics (NA) and nuclear technology (NT)

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    Avrigeanu, V.; Avrigeanu, M. [Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, POBox MG-6, 077125 Magurele, Ilfov (Romania)

    2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The high precision of recent measurements for low-energy {alpha}-particle elastic-scattering as well as induced-reaction data makes possible the understanding of actual limits and possible improvement of the global optical model potentials parameters. Involvement of recent optical potentials for reliable description of both the elastic scattering and emission of {alpha}-particles, of equal interest for nuclear astrophysics (NA) and nuclear technology (NT) for fusion devices, is discussed in the present work.

  12. VII Seminrio Tcnico Cientfico de Anlise dos Dados do Desmatamento na Amaznia Legal

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    VII Seminário Técnico Científico de Análise dos Dados do Desmatamento na Amazônia Legal Base em Atividades Produtivas 363,75 44,72 (319,03) -88% Defesa do Pantanal com a Valorização da em Setembro de 2009. #12;Dados Gleba Curuá Alertas de Desmatamento (DETER) em 2009 ­ Jan/Set Classe

  13. Threshold model and the latest NA50 data on $J/?$ suppression in Pb+Pb collisions

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    A. K. Chaudhuri

    2003-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the QGP motivated threshold model, where all the $J/\\psi$'s are suppressed above a threshold density, we have analyzed the latest version of the NA50 data on the centrality dependence of the $J/\\psi$ over Drell-Yan ratio. The data are not well explain in the model, unless the threshold density is largely smeared. Large smeared threshold density effectively excludes creation of any deconfined medium in the collision.

  14. Sistematizao de ocorrncias de desastres naturais na regio Sul do Brasil Silvia Midori Saito1

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    Sistematização de ocorrências de desastres naturais na região Sul do Brasil Silvia Midori Saito1 - GEODESASTRES-SUL Caixa Postal 5021 - CEP: 97110-970, Santa Maria, RS, Brasil {silvia.saito; camila próximo artigo 39 Anais XIV Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, Natal, Brasil, 25-30 abril 2009

  15. LIVROS DIDTICOS E SUAS FUNES PARA O PROFESSOR DE MATEMTICA NO BRASIL E NA FRANA.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LIVROS DIDÁTICOS E SUAS FUN��ES PARA O PROFESSOR DE MATEMÁTICA NO BRASIL E NA FRAN�A. Clovis Gomes (França) GP 0517 Psicologia da educação matemática ­UNICAMP Campinas SP (Brasil) Jean dois países. No Brasil a compra de livros didáticos pelo governo brasileiro envolve volumes e cifras de

  16. 20Na

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLasDelivered‰PNGExperience hands-onASTROPHYSICS H.CarbonMarch Value of the verb5N

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  20. Br-Cl-Na systematics in Illinois basin fluids: Constraints on fluid origin and evolution

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    Walter, L.M.; Huston, T.J. (Washington Univ., St. Louis, Missouri (USA)); Stueber, A.M. (Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville (USA))

    1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors present here bromide, chloride, and sodium data for fluids from reservoirs of Ordovician through Pennsylvania age in the Illinois basic which suggest that remnant marine fluids contribute significantly to fluid Cl budgets. Cl/Br and NaBr ratios for Ordovician through Devonian formation fluids are relatively uniform and near those for seawater, despite greater than a factor of ten range in Cl concentration. In contrast, fluids from Mississippian and Pennsylvanian reservoirs, separated from older reservoirs by the New Albany Shale Group, have more variable fluid Cl/Br and Na/Br ratios, most of which are significantly greater then those of seawater. The 1:1 stoichiometry of Cl and Na increases for Mississippian and Pennsylvanian formation fluids is consistent with halite dissolution. Nevertheless, Br systematics and mass-balance considerations indicate that he overall Cl budget of Illinois basin formation fluids appears to be more significantly influenced by the contribution from subaerially evaporated seawater than by halite dissolution.

  1. High-temperature corrosion of metallic alloys in an oxidizing atmosphere containing NaCl

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    Federer, J.I.

    1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A particular heat-exchanger application involved metallic alloys exposed to flue gases of an aluminum remelt furnace. Because the flue gases might contain NaCl and other halides, the corrosion behavior of the alloys was to be investigated. Planned direct exposure of candidate alloys to the flue gases, however, was not conducted because of premature termination of the project. Complementary laboratory testing was conducted on seven commercially available alloys and two nickel aluminides. These materials were exposed to an oxidizing atmosphere containing 0.06 wt % NaCl for 1100 h at 1000/degree/C. Most of the alloy exhibited grain-boundary attack, which resulted in complete oxidation of enveloped grains. The alloys Incoloy MA-956, Incoloy 800, Inconel 625, Inconel 601, Hastelloy X, Haynes 188, and nickel aluminide IC-50 were substantially more corroded than Alloy 214 and nickel aluminide IC-221. The latter two alloys, therefore, would probably be superior to the others in application involving flue gases containing NaCl. Strength fabricability, and weldability, which are briefly discussed, would also affect selection of materials. 8 refs., 12 figs., 5 tabs.

  2. Role of Cl in Electrogenic Na -coupled Cotransporters GAT1 and Received for publication, August 10, 2000, and in revised form, September 5, 2000

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    Eskandari, Sepehr

    criterion to classify Na cotransporters. Electrogenic sodium cotransporters utilize the movement of Na down, nutrients, and neu- rotransmitters into cells (1). This broad group of Na -driven cotransporters contains potential in most cells is close to the resting membrane potential, and little free energy would be provided

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous na2s2o3 solutions Sample Search...

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    Harris, 7th Summary: the molar concentration of the solution. Preparation and standardization of 0.1 M Na2S2O3. Boil about 500 m... with the ... Source: McQuade, D. Tyler -...

  4. computational infrastructure for nuclear astrophysics Michael Smith, Physics Division, Oak Ridge Na:onal Lab coordinator@nucastrodata.org

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    computational infrastructure for nuclear astrophysics Michael Smith, Physics Division, Oak Ridge Na:onal Lab coordinator@nucastrodata.org #12;computational infrastructure for nuclear astrophysics system overview ·work with nuclear information, reaction rates, & simulations ·operates "in

  5. Identification of a Pool of Non-Pumping Na/K-ATPase* Man Liang1,3

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    Brand, Paul H.

    Identification of a Pool of Non-Pumping Na/K-ATPase* Man Liang1,3 , Jiang Tian1,3 , Lijun Liu1 Title: Non-pumping Na/K-ATPase 4 To whom correspondence should be addressed: Zi-Jian Xie, Ph-383-4182; FAX: 419-383-2871 E-mail: zxie@meduohio.edu Summary Recent studies have ascribed many non-pumping

  6. TRANSFER OF CONTINUOUSLY I. V. INFUSED NaHC14O3 AND Ca47Cl2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TRANSFER OF CONTINUOUSLY I. V. INFUSED NaHC14O3 AND Ca47Cl2 TO THE HEN'S EGG-SHELL (1) K. LÃ?RCHER experiment was designed : after continuous i.v. infusion of Ca&dquo;C12 and/or NaHC1403 to achieve constant&dquo;/Sc&dquo;. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION The average egg-shell incorporation of continuously infused Ca&dquo; came out

  7. Investigation of the ion exchange equilibrium between NA+, Ca++, Mg++, and a sulfonated polystyrene resin at various concentrations

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    McIlhenny, William Franklin

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INVESTIGATiON OF THE ION EXCHANGE EQUILIBRIUM BETWEEN Na , Ca++, Mg++, AND A SULFONATED POLYSTYRENE RESIN AT VARIOUS CONCENTRATIONS A THESIS BY WILLIAM FRANKLIN McILHENNY Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical... College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January 1958 MaJor Subject: Chemical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF THE ION EXCHANGE EQUILIBRIUM BFTWEEN Na+, Ca++ Mg++ AND A SULFONATED POLYSTYRENE RESIN...

  8. Syntheses, crystal structures, and properties of three new metal selenites Na{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}, Na{sub 2}Co{sub 1.67}Ni{sub 0.33}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}, and Na{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}

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    Yuan Xiaoqing [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Feng Meiling, E-mail: fml@fjirsm.ac.c [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Li Jianrong [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Huang Xiaoying, E-mail: xyhuang@fjirsm.ac.c [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China)

    2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Three new sodium cobalt (nickel) selenite compounds, namely, Na{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}, Na{sub 2}Co{sub 1.67}Ni{sub 0.33}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}, and Na{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3} have been hydro-/solvothermally synthesized in the mixed solvents of acetonitrile and water. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses reveal that these isostructural compounds belong to the orthorhombic Cmcm space group and their structures feature three-dimensional open frameworks constructed by the two-dimensional layers of [MSeO{sub 3}] pillared by the [SeO{sub 3}]{sup 2-} groups. The two different types of Na{sup +} ions reside in the intersecting two-dimensional channels parallel to the a- and c-axes, respectively. Their thermal properties have been investigated via TGA-DSC. The magnetic measurements indicate the existence of the antiferromagnetic interactions in these compounds. - Graphical abstract: Three new isostructural metal selenites, Na{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}, Na{sub 2}Co{sub 1.67}Ni{sub 0.33}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3}, and Na{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}(SeO{sub 3}){sub 3} have been hydro-/solvothermally synthesized and characterized. Their structures feature three-dimensional open frameworks with Na{sup +}-occupied channels.

  9. NA-42 TI Shared Software Component Library FY2011 Final Report

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    Knudson, Christa K.; Rutz, Frederick C.; Dorow, Kevin E.

    2011-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The NA-42 TI program initiated an effort in FY2010 to standardize its software development efforts with the long term goal of migrating toward a software management approach that will allow for the sharing and reuse of code developed within the TI program, improve integration, ensure a level of software documentation, and reduce development costs. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tasked with two activities that support this mission. PNNL has been tasked with the identification, selection, and implementation of a Shared Software Component Library. The intent of the library is to provide a common repository that is accessible by all authorized NA-42 software development teams. The repository facilitates software reuse through a searchable and easy to use web based interface. As software is submitted to the repository, the component registration process captures meta-data and provides version control for compiled libraries, documentation, and source code. This meta-data is then available for retrieval and review as part of library search results. In FY2010, PNNL and staff from the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) teamed up to develop a software application with the goal of replacing the aging Aerial Measuring System (AMS). The application under development includes an Advanced Visualization and Integration of Data (AVID) framework and associated AMS modules. Throughout development, PNNL and RSL have utilized a common AMS code repository for collaborative code development. The AMS repository is hosted by PNNL, is restricted to the project development team, is accessed via two different geographic locations and continues to be used. The knowledge gained from the collaboration and hosting of this repository in conjunction with PNNL software development and systems engineering capabilities were used in the selection of a package to be used in the implementation of the software component library on behalf of NA-42 TI. The second task managed by PNNL is the development and continued maintenance of the NA-42 TI Software Development Questionnaire. This questionnaire is intended to help software development teams working under NA-42 TI in documenting their development activities. When sufficiently completed, the questionnaire illustrates that the software development activities recorded incorporate significant aspects of the software engineering lifecycle. The questionnaire template is updated as comments are received from NA-42 and/or its development teams and revised versions distributed to those using the questionnaire. PNNL also maintains a list of questionnaire recipients. The blank questionnaire template, the AVID and AMS software being developed, and the completed AVID AMS specific questionnaire are being used as the initial content to be established in the TI Component Library. This report summarizes the approach taken to identify requirements, search for and evaluate technologies, and the approach taken for installation of the software needed to host the component library. Additionally, it defines the process by which users request access for the contribution and retrieval of library content.

  10. Electroless Ni coatings used in 4% NaCl corrosion control of mild steel

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    Sanchez, M.A.; Zambrano, J.A.; Perez, O. [Univ. del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela). Centro de Estudios de Corrosion; Podesta, J.J. [Univ. Nacional de La Plata (Argentina). Inst. de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work is to study the behavior of electroless Ni coatings on SAE 1020 steel in aqueous 4% NaCl solution. An aqueous solution with NiSO{sub 4}.6H{sub 2}O (Nickel Sulfate), NaH{sub 2}PO{sub 2}.2H{sub 2}O (Sodium Hypophosphite), C{sub 3}H{sub 6}O{sub 3} (Lactic Acid), C{sub 3}H{sub 6}O{sub 2} (Propionic Acid) and Pb(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} (Lead Nitrate) as the basic ingredients of the bath was selected for the autocatalytic deposition of Ni, with an average deposit rate of c.a. 19 {micro}m/h. Steel coupons were immersed in the bath for 1, 2, 3 h in the original solution, renewing with fresh solution every hour. Once coated with nickel, the coupons were subjected to heat treatment for 1, 2, and 3 h at 400 C, measuring hardness to determine how it is affected by thermal treatment. Salt-spray tests were carried out at 30 C in line with ASTM B117-75 and DIN 50907 standards. The corrosion rate was determined by potentiodynamic polarizing curves (0.28.10{sup {minus}3} V/s), using a 4.0% w/w NaCl solution. Corrosion resistance was higher in the coupons that underwent 2--3 h of heat treatment and 2--3 h plating time. Corrosion rate varied between 2.41 and 3.40 {micro}m/y. The surface of the coupons in the salt spray chamber had a good appearance at the end of the 568-hour test.

  11. Clinical and molecular analysis of a four-generation Chinese family with aminoglycoside-induced and nonsyndromic hearing loss associated with the mitochondrial 12S rRNA C1494T mutation

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    Wang Qiuju [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Li Qingzhong [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Han Dongyi [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China)]. E-mail: hdy301@263.net; Zhao Yali [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Zhao Lidong [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Qian Yaping [Division and Program in Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 (United States); Yuan Hu [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Li Ronghua [Division and Program in Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 (United States); Zhai Suoqiang [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Young Wieyen [Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China)]. E-mail: ywy301@263.net; Guan Minxin [Division and Program in Human Genetics and Center for Hearing and Deafness Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 (United States) and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH (United States)]. E-mail: min-xin.guan@chmcc.org

    2006-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report here the clinical, genetic, and molecular characterization of a four-generation Chinese family with aminoglycoside-induced and nonsyndromic hearing loss. Five of nine matrilineal relatives had aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss. These matrilineal relatives exhibited variable severity and audiometric configuration of hearing impairment, despite sharing some common features: being bilateral and having sensorineural hearing impairment. Sequence analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the pedigree identified 16 variants and the homoplasmic 12S rRNA C1494T mutation, which was associated with hearing loss in the other large Chinese family. In fact, the occurrence of the C1494T mutation in these genetically unrelated pedigrees affected by hearing impairment strongly indicated that this mutation is involved in the pathogenesis of aminoglycoside-induced and nonsyndromic hearing loss. However, incomplete penetrance of hearing loss indicated that the C1494T mutation itself is not sufficient to produce a clinical phenotype but requires the involvement of modifier factors for the phenotypic expression. Those mtDNA variants, showing no evolutional conservation, may not have a potential modifying role in the pathogenesis of the C1494T mutation. However, nuclear background seems to contribute to the phenotypic variability of matrilineal relatives in this family. Furthermore, aminoglycosides modulate the expressivity and penetrance of deafness associated with the C1494T mutation in this family.

  12. Magnetoelastic Coupling and Symmetry Breaking in the Frustrated Antiferromagnet {alpha}-NaMnO{sub 2}

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    Giot, Maud [Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Vassilika Vouton, 71110 Heraklion (Greece); ISIS, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton-Didcot, OX11 0QX, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom); Chapon, Laurent C.; Radaelli, Paolo G. [ISIS, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton-Didcot, OX11 0QX, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom); Androulakis, John; Lappas, Alexandros [Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Vassilika Vouton, 71110 Heraklion (Greece); Green, Mark A. [NIST Center for Neutron Research, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8562 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-2115 (United States)

    2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The magnetic and crystal structures of the {alpha}-NaMnO{sub 2} have been determined by high-resolution neutron powder diffraction. The system maps out a frustrated triangular spin lattice with anisotropic interactions that displays two-dimensional spin correlations below 200 K. Magnetic frustration is lifted through magneto-elastic coupling, evidenced by strong anisotropic broadening of the diffraction profiles at high temperature and ultimately by a structural phase transition at 45 K. In this low-temperature regime a three-dimensional antiferromagnetic state is observed with a propagation vector k=((1/2),(1/2),0)

  13. Tako imenovani Na?rt za pridigo iz rokopisne dobe slovenš?ine

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    Mikhailov, Nikolai

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?mlicherweise ist aber die Akkusa- tivrektion gebraucht (wahrscheinlich als Analogie: Ia + Acc. 'f?r'). naIega Pron. poss. 1. P. PI. m. Gen. Sg. in -ega. goIpudy Subst. m. des i-Stammes (wie im CRR, SR, KR, SGR) pr?sentiert hier den U-Reflex des ursl. o, was ein... Zeichen der no- tranjgina oder der dolenjSCina sein kann. tu Adv. loc. mod. slow. tu 'hier' oder Pron. dem. N. Sg. n. mod. slow. to mit dem U-Ref lex. Iy k?nnte das Reflexivpronomen si sein. Semantisch m??te es aber als ie 'noch' in- terpretiert...

  14. Publisher's note: Branching ratios for the beta decay of Na-21 (vol 74, pg 015501, 2006)

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    Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Goodwin, J.; Nica, N.; Park, H. I.; Tabacaru, G.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.; Zhai, Y.; Towner, I. S.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW C 74, 029901(E) (2006) Publisher?s Note: Branching ratios for the ? decay of 21Na [Phys. Rev. C 74, 015501 (2006)] V. E. Iacob, J. C. Hardy, C. A. Gagliardi, J. Goodwin, N. Nica, H. I. Park, G. Tabacaru, L. Trache, R. E. Tribble..., Y. Zhai, and I. S. Towner (Received 31 July 2006; published 11 August 2006) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.74.029901 PACS number(s): 27.30.+t, 23.40.?s, 99.10.Fg This paper was published online on 14 July 2006 with formatting errors in Eqs. (7) and (9...

  15. Thermonuclear reaction rate of $^{18}$Ne($?$,$p$)$^{21}$Na from Monte-Carlo calculations

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    P. Mohr; R. Longland; C. Iliadis

    2014-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na reaction impacts the break-out from the hot CNO-cycles to the $rp$-process in type I X-ray bursts. We present a revised thermonuclear reaction rate, which is based on the latest experimental data. The new rate is derived from Monte-Carlo calculations, taking into account the uncertainties of all nuclear physics input quantities. In addition, we present the reaction rate uncertainty and probability density versus temperature. Our results are also consistent with estimates obtained using different indirect approaches.

  16. Thermonuclear reaction rate of $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na from Monte-Carlo calculations

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    Mohr, P; Iliadis, C

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The $^{18}$Ne($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{21}$Na reaction impacts the break-out from the hot CNO-cycles to the $rp$-process in type I X-ray bursts. We present a revised thermonuclear reaction rate, which is based on the latest experimental data. The new rate is derived from Monte-Carlo calculations, taking into account the uncertainties of all nuclear physics input quantities. In addition, we present the reaction rate uncertainty and probability density versus temperature. Our results are also consistent with estimates obtained using different indirect approaches.

  17. NA-ASC-500-13 Issue 26 ASC eNews Quarterly Newsletter

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  3. NaRec New and Renewable Energy Centre | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 -Energieprojekte3Informationof Energy Calculator29 Jump to:NaRec New and

  4. NaSt1: A Wolf-Rayet star cloaked by an eta Car--like nebula?

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    Paul A. Crowther; Linda J. Smith

    1999-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of the peculiar Galactic emission line object NaSt1 (WR122, IRAS 18497+0056) which has previously been classified as a Wolf-Rayet (WR) star. Our spectroscopic dataset comprises Keck I-HIRES, WHT-ISIS and UKIRT-CGS4 observations which show that NaSt1 has a highly reddened nebular spectrum with extremely strong permitted and forbidden lines covering a wide range in excitation. [OII-III] is unusually weak, with HeI-II and [NII] very strong, and carbon absent, suggestive of chemical peculiarities. Narrow-band WHT imaging reveals an elliptical nebula with an average diameter of 6.8arcsec. We measure an interstellar extinction of E(B-V)=2.1mag and estimate a distance of 1-3kpc, suggesting that NaSt1 is a luminous object, with 40.64, N enhanced by a factor of 20, O deficient by a factor of 140, while Ne, Ar and S are normal compared to average HII region abundances. This unusual abundance pattern suggests that the nebula consists of fully CNO-processed material. We compare the spectral appearance of NaSt1 with other luminous emission objects, and conclude that it is not an Ofpe/WN9, B[e] star or symbiotic nova although it does share several characteristics of these systems. We suggest instead that NaSt1 contains a massive evolved star that ejected its heavily CNO-processed outer layers a few thousand years ago. Although the stellar remnant is completely hidden from view by the dense nebula, we argue that the star must be an early-type WR star. The only object that shares some of the peculiarities of NaSt1 is eta Carinae. Whatever its true nature, NaSt1 should no longer be considered as a late-WN classification standard in the near-IR.

  5. High temperature mass spectrometric investigation of the equilibrium vapor composition over three-component mixtures of CsI, NaI, and DyI/sub 3/

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    Kaposi, O.; Szilagyi, J.; Lelik, L.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The molar composition of the saturated vapor phase over ternary iodides of CsI, NaI, and DyI/sub 3/ at 860 to 1060 K was investigated by means of a mass spectrometer equipped with a Knudsen cell evaporator system. Fragmentation patterns and appearance potentials for the most intense ions were determined. Besides the previously detected fragments in the equilibrium vapor above the two-component systems, fragment ions from the complex molecules NaCsDyI/sub 5/, Na/sub 2/CsDyI/sub 6/, NaCs/sub 2/DyI/sub 6/, and Na/sub 3/Cs/sub 2/DyI/sub 8/ were found. Ion current vs temperature data yielded heats of sublimation: ..delta..H/sub s/ (NaCsDyI/sub 5/)/sub 960K/ = 320 +/- 13 kJ/mol; ..delta..H/sub s/ (Na/sub 2/CsDyI/sub 6/)/sub 960K/ = 325 +/- 11 kJ/mol; ..delta..H/sub s/ (NaCs/sub 2/DyI/sub 6/)/sub 960K/ = 348 +/- 15 kJ/mol; and ..delta..H/sub s/ (Na/sub 3/Cs/sub 2/DyI/sub 8/)/sub 960K/ = 366 +/- 17 kJ/mol. From the various high-temperature equilibrium reactions, one may calculate the following heats of formation: ..delta..H/sub f/ (NaCsDyI/sub 5/)/sub g/ = -863 +/- 23 kJ/mol; ..delta..H/sub f/ (Na/sub 2/CsDyI/sub 6/)/sub g/ = -1170 +/- 31 kJ/mol; ..delta..H/sub f/ (NaCs/sub 2/DyI/sub 6/)/sub g/ = -1235 +/- 33 kJ/mol; and ..delta..H/sub f/ (Na/sub 3/Cs/sub 2/DyI/sub 8/) = -1806 +/- 17 kJ/mol.

  6. Measurements of NaI:Tl Electron Response using SLYNCI: Comparison of Different Samples

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    Hull, G; Choong, W; Moses, W W; Bizarri, G; Valentine, J D; Payne, S A; Cherepy, N; Reutter, B W

    2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper measures the sample to sample variation in the light yield non-proportionality of NaI:Tl, and so explores whether this is an invariant characteristic of the material or whether it is dependent on the chemical and physical properties of tested sample. In this work we report on the electron response of nine crystals of NaI(Tl), differing in shape, volume, age, manufacturer and quality. The non-proportionality has been measured at the SLYNCI facility in the energy range between 3.5 to 460 keV. The Scintillation Light Yield Non-proportionality Characterization Instrument (SLYNCI) is a next generation Compton Coincidence device, explicitly designed to study the 'non-proportionality' of the electron response in scintillators and the contribution of this effect to the intrinsic energy resolution. We also discuss the gamma response, x-ray excited emission spectra and decay times for the nine crystals, in order to provide a complete characterization of their physical properties and determine whether the mechanism of scintillation varies between samples.

  7. Measurements of NaI(Tl) electron response: comparison of different samples

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    Hull, Giulia; Choong, Woon-Seng; Moses, William W.; Bizarri, Gregory; Valentine, John D.; Payne, Stephen A.; Cherepy, Nerine J.; Reutter, Bryan W.

    2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper measures the sample to sample variation in the light yield proportionality of NaI(Tl), and so explores whether this is an invariant characteristic of the material or whether it depends on the chemical and physical properties of the tested samples. We report on the electron response of nine crystals of NaI(Tl), differing in shape, volume, age, manufacturer and quality. The proportionality has been measured at the SLYNCI facility in the energy range between 3.5 to 460 keV. We observe that while samples produced by the same manufacturer at approximately the same time have virtually identical electron response curves, there are significant sample to sample variations among crystals produced by different manufacturers or at different times. In an effort to correlate changes in the electron response with details of the scintillation mechanism, we characterized other scintillation properties, including the gamma response and the x-ray excited emission spectra and decay times, for the nine crystals. While sample to sample differences in these crystals were observed, we have been unable to identify the underlying fundamental mechanisms that are responsible for these differences.

  8. The Old New Frontier: Studying the CERN-SPS Energy Range with NA61/SHINE

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    Marek Szuba; for the NA61/SHINE Collaboration

    2012-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    With the Large Hadron Collider entering its third year of granting us insight into the highest collision energies to date, one should nevertheless keep in mind the unexplored physics potential of lower energies. A prime example here is the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. Using its large-acceptance hadronic spectrometer, SHINE aims to accomplish a number of physics goals: measuring spectra of identified hadrons in hadron-nucleus collisions to provide reference for accelerator neutrino experiments and cosmic-ray observatories, investigating particle properties in the large transverse-momentum range for hadron+hadron and hadron+nucleus collisions for studying the nuclear modification factor at SPS energies, and measuring hadronic observables in a particularly interesting region of the phase diagram of strongly-interacting matter to study the onset of deconfinement and search for the critical point of strongly-interacting matter with nucleus-nucleus collisions. This contribution shall summarise results obtained so far by NA61/SHINE, as well as present the current status and plans of its experimental programme.

  9. Chinese demand drives global deforestation Chinese demand drives global deforestation

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    importing wood products for domestic use to become the world's leading exporter of furniture, plywood of wild lands and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology than twice the volume of tropical logs as India, the second largest importer on the list. Japan

  10. Chinese Renewable Energy Society CRES formerly Chinese Solar Energy Society

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  11. Conference "To Engage or Disobey?", Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 12 October 2012 Draft version (September 2012). Do not quote.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    modes of engagement in environmental mobilisations. Laura Centemeri Researcher is to discuss the tensions that can arise between environmental activists mobilised locally to denounce an environmental problem and local people who

  12. 3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale; it will be held in 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. The ultimate

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    Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen

    3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement in research fields related to 3M-NANO topics are invited to submit papers. All accepted full papers (presented and nanomechatronics NEMS and their applications Nanopackaging Nanofluidics Bio-Nano devices and applications High

  13. Investigation of SiO{sub 2}:Na{sub 2}O ratio as a corrosion inhibitor for metal alloys

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    Mohamad, N.; Othman, N. K. [School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia); Jalar, A. [Institute of Micro Engineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

    2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The silicate is one of the potential compounds used as a corrosion inhibitor for metal alloys. The mixture between silica and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) succeeded to produce the silicate product. The formulation of a silicate product normally variable depended by the different ratio of SiO{sub 2}:Na{sub 2}O. This research utilized the agriculture waste product of paddy using its rice husk. In this study, the amorphous silica content in rice husk ash was used after rice husk burnt in a muffle furnace at a certain temperature. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis was done to determine the existence of amorphous phase of silica in the rice husk ash. There are several studies that recognized rice husk as an alternative source that obtained high silica content. The X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis was carried out to clarify the percentage amount of Si and O elements, which referred the silica compound in rice husk ash. The preparation of sodium silicate formulation were differ based on the SiO{sub 2}:Na{sub 2}O ratio (SiO{sub 2}:Na{sub 2}O ratio = 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00). These silicate based corrosion inhibitors were tested on several testing samples, which were copper (99.9%), aluminum alloy (AA 6061) and carbon steel (SAE 1045). The purpose of this study is to determine the appropriate SiO{sub 2}:Na{sub 2}O ratio and understand how this SiO{sub 2}:Na{sub 2}O ratio can affect the corrosion rate of each metal alloys immersed in acidic medium. In order to investigate this study, weight loss test was conducted in 0.5 M hydrochloric acid (HCl) for 24 hours at room temperature.

  14. An experimental investigation of the solubility and complexing of nickel in the system NiO-HCl-H?O-NaCl

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    Fahlquist, Lynne Shirley

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE SOLUBILITY AND COMPLEXING OF NICKEL IN THE SYSTEM NiO-HC1-H20-NaC1 A Thesis by LYNNE SHIRLEY FAHLQUIST Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... of Nickel in the System NiO-HC1-H20-NaCI Lynne Shirley Fahlquist, B. S. , Texas AdtM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr, Robert K. Popp The solubility of NiO was determined in both NaCl-free and NaC1-bearing systems in the range 550-750'C, 2...

  15. Utilizao de Mtodos Geoestatsticos de Krigeagem Ordinria e Krigeagem por Indicao na Interpolao de Dados Geoqumicos de Solos: Uma

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    Camara, Gilberto

    Interpolação de Dados Geoquímicos de Solos: Uma Comparação WALDIZA BRAND�O 1 1 INPE - Instituto Nacional de. A Geoestatística é um desses modelos e sua base conceitual está fundamentada na teoria das variáveis regionalizadas a interpolação de dados geoquímicos de solo do depósito de Cu do Pojuca, situado na Província Mineral de Carajás

  16. Thermochemical generation of hydrogen and oxygen from water. [NaMnO/sub 2/ and TiO/sub 2/

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    Robinson, P.R.; Bamberger, C.E.

    1980-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A thermochemical cyclic process for the production of hydrogen exploits the reaction between sodium manganate (NaMnO/sub 2/) and titanium dioxide (TiO/sub 2/) to form sodium titanate (Na/sub 2/TiO/sub 3/), manganese (II) titanate (MnTiO/sub 3/) and oxygen. The titanate mixture is treated with sodium hydroxide, in the presence of steam, to form sodium titanate, sodium manganate (III), water and hydrogen. The sodium titanate-manganate (III) mixture is treated with water to form sodium manganate (III), titanium dioxide and sodium hydroxide. Sodium manganate (III) and titanium dioxide are recycled following dissolution of sodium hydroxide in water.

  17. Effects of NaCl, sucrose, and storage on rheological parameters of heat induced gels of liquid egg products

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    Brough, Joan

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECTS OF NaCl, SUCROSE, AND STORAGE ON RHEOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF HEAT INDUCED GELS OF LIQUID EGG PRODUCTS A Thesis by Joan Brough Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... and content by: C. W. Dill (Chair of Committee) F. A. Gardner (Member) R. L. Edwards (Member) G. C. Smith (Head of Department) December 1988 ABSTRACT Effects of NaC1, Sucrose, and Storage on Rheological Parameters of Heat Induced Gels of Liquid Egg...

  18. Crystal Chemistry of NaMgF3 Perovskite at High Pressure and Temperature

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    Chen,J.; Liu, H.; Martin, C.; Parise, J.; Weidner, D.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The crystal structure of NaMgF{sub 3} perovskite (neighborite) has been studied at 4 GPa and temperatures up to 1000 C using the Rietveld structure-refinement method. In situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data was collected using monochromatic radiation. The orthorhombic (Pbnm) to cubic (Pm{bar 3}m) transition was observed when the temperature increased from 900 to 1000 C. Structure refinements show that the ratio of polyhedral volumes of the A and B sites (V{sub A}/V{sub B}) of the orthorhombic phase increases with temperature, approaching the ideal value (5) for the cubic structure. However, this ratio becomes smaller at 4 GPa compared to the result from previous studies at the same temperature but ambient pressure, indicating that pressure makes it more difficult to transform from the orthorhombic phase to the cubic phase in this kind of perovskite.

  19. Magnetically Driven Metal-Insulator Transition in NaOsO3

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    Calder, Stuart A [ORNL; Christianson, Andrew D [ORNL; Lumsden, Mark D [ORNL; Lang, Jonathan [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Stone, Matthew B [ORNL; McMorrow, D. F. [University College, London; Garlea, Vasile O [ORNL; Kim, Jong-Woo [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Schlueter, J. A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Shi, Y. G. [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yamaura, K. [National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan; Sun, Y. S. [MANA; Tsujimoto, Y. [Kyoto University, Japan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The metal-insulator transition (MIT) is one of the most dramatic manifestations of electron correlations in materials. Various mechanisms producing MITs have been extensively considered, including the Mott (electron localization via Coulomb repulsion), Anderson (localization via disorder), and Peierls (local- ization via distortion of a periodic one-dimensional lattice) mechanisms. One additional route to a MIT proposed by Slater, in which long-range magnetic order in a three dimensional system drives the MIT, has received relatively little attention. Using neutron and x-ray scattering we show that the MIT in NaOsO3 is coincident with the onset of long-range commensurate three dimensional magnetic order. While candidate materials have been suggested, our experimental methodology allows the first definitive demonstration of the long predicted Slater MIT.

  20. Total reflection infrared spectroscopy of water-ice and frozen aqueous NaCl solutions

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    Walker, Rachel L.; Searles, Keith; Willard, Jesse A.; Michelsen, Rebecca R. H., E-mail: RMichelsen@rmc.edu [Department of Chemistry, Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Virginia 23005 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Virginia 23005 (United States)

    2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid-like and liquid water at and near the surface of water-ice and frozen aqueous sodium chloride films were observed using attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR). The concentration of NaCl ranged from 0.0001 to 0.01 M and the temperature varied from the melting point of water down to 256 K. The amount of liquid brine at the interface of the frozen films with the germanium ATR crystal increased with salt concentration and temperature. Experimental spectra are compared to reflection spectra calculated for a simplified morphology of a uniform liquid layer between the germanium crystal and the frozen film. This morphology allows for the amount of liquid observed in an experimental spectrum to be converted to the thickness of a homogenous layer with an equivalent amount of liquid. These equivalent thickness ranges from a nanometer for water-ice at 260 K to 170 nm for 0.01 M NaCl close to the melting point. The amounts of brine observed are over an order of magnitude less than the total liquid predicted by equilibrium thermodynamic models, implying that the vast majority of the liquid fraction of frozen solutions may be found in internal inclusions, grain boundaries, and the like. Thus, the amount of liquid and the solutes dissolved in them that are available to react with atmospheric gases on the surfaces of snow and ice are not well described by thermodynamic equilibrium models which assume the liquid phase is located entirely at the surface.

  1. Surface Tensions in NaCl-Water-Air Systems from MD Simulations Ranjit Bahadur, Lynn M. Russell,*, and Saman Alavi

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    Russell, Lynn

    Surface Tensions in NaCl-Water-Air Systems from MD Simulations Ranjit Bahadur, Lynn M. Russell, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6, Canada ReceiVed: July 9, 2007; In Final Form: July 30, 2007 Surface tensions to the surface tension, while the energy-integral and test area methods provide direct estimates. At 1 atm

  2. L'identit gomtrie variable des jeunes hommes Kali'na de Mana (Guyane franaise) : sur quelle mesure ?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    disperse au Brésil, au Surinam, jusqu'au Guyana et au Venezuela (Ethnies 1985 :14). En 1958, la population, conséquence de la guerre civile du Surinam. Aujourd'hui, les Kali'na sont entre de 2800 et 4000 individus

  3. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 58 (1999) 199}208 The behaviour of Na implanted into Mo thin "lms

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    Rockett, Angus

    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 58 (1999) 199}208 The behaviour of Na implanted into Mo thin, As ngstro( m Solar Center, P.O. Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden Department of Materials Science Mo thin "lms used as back contacts for Cu(In,Ga)Se solar cells. The samples were analysed

  4. Structure and luminescence properties of silver-doped NaY(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} crystal

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    El Masloumi, M. [CNRS, Universite Bordeaux, ICMB, 87 Avenue du Dr A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France); Faculte des Sciences Semlalia, LC S M, Marrakech, Maroc (Morocco); Jubera, V.; Pechev, S.; Chaminade, J.P. [CNRS, Universite Bordeaux, ICMB, 87 Avenue du Dr A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France); Videau, J.J. [CNRS, Universite Bordeaux, ICMB, 87 Avenue du Dr A. Schweitzer, Pessac F-33608 (France)], E-mail: videau@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr; Mesnaoui, M.; Maazaz, M. [Faculte des Sciences Semlalia, LC S M, Marrakech, Maroc (Morocco); Moine, B. [Universite Claude -Bernard, Lyon 1, L PCM L, 10 rue A.M. Ampere, Villeurbanne F-69622 (France)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Single crystals of NaY(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} and Ag{sub 0.07}Na{sub 0.93}Y(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} have been synthesized by flux method. These new compounds turned out to be isostructural to NaLn(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}, with Ln=La, Nd, Gd and Er [monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/n, a=7.1615(2) A, b=13.0077(1) A, c=9.7032 (3) A, {beta}=90.55 (1){sup o}, V=903.86(14) A{sup 3} and Z=4]. The structure is based upon long polyphosphate chains running along the shortest unit-cell direction and made up of PO{sub 4} tetrahedra sharing two corners, linked to yttrium and sodium polyhedra. Infrared and Raman spectra at room temperature confirms this atomic arrangement. The luminescence of silver ions was reported in metaphosphate of composition Ag{sub 0.07}Na{sub 0.93}Y(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}. One luminescent centre was detected and assigned to single Ag{sup +} ions. - Graphical abstract: The presence of only one Ag{sup +} luminescence centre is the result from the perfect isolation (Ag{sup +}-Ag{sup +}=5.90 A) of each oxygenated silver site (AgO{sub 8} polyhedra) sharing two faces and one corner with three yttrium polyhedra.

  5. Spectral and temporal structures of high-order harmonic generation of Na in intense mid-ir laser fields

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    Chu, Shih-I

    and efficient propagation of the wave function in space and time. Excellent agreement of the HHG spectrum into different HHG mechanisms in different energy regimes of Na atoms at long wavelengths. DOI: 10.1103/Phys,2 . The generation of har- monics in rare-gas atoms that extend up to orders of about 300 well within the water

  6. Q value of the superallowed decay of Mg-22 and the calibration of the Na-21(p,gamma) experiment

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    Savard, G.; Clark, JA; Buchinger, F.; Crawford, JE; Gulick, S.; Hardy, John C.; Hecht, AA; Iacob, VE; Lee, JKP; Levand, AF; Lundgren, BF; Scielzo, ND; Sharma, KS; Tanihata, I.; Towner, IS; Trimble, W.; Wang, JC; Wang, Y.; Zhou, Z.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The masses of the radioactive nuclei Mg-22 and Na-22 have been measured with the Canadian Penning trap on-line mass spectrometer to a precision of 3x10(-8) and 1x10(-8), respectively. A Q(EC) value of 4124.39(73) keV for the superallowed beta decay...

  7. Multiple NaNbO3/Nb2O5 Heterostructure Nanotubes: A New Class of Ferroelectric/Semiconductor

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    are created inside hollow Nb2O5 nanotubes, forming a novel class of multiple ferroelectric (NaNbO3 multifunctional ferroelectric/semiconductor devices. The scientific and technological interest in tubular nano within the nanotube's hollow. Herein, we employed a nanotube-confined growth strategy for the one

  8. Journal of Power Sources 165 (2007) 509516 Direct NaBH4/H2O2 fuel cells

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    Carroll, David L.

    Published by Elsevier B.V. Keywords: Fuel cell; Hydrogen peroxide; Regenerative fuel cell; Sodium) /hydrogen per- oxide (H2O2) fuel cell (FC) is under development jointly by the University of IllinoisJournal of Power Sources 165 (2007) 509­516 Direct NaBH4/H2O2 fuel cells George H. Mileya,e,, Nie

  9. Quadruple-layered perovskite (CuCl)Ca{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13}

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    Kitada, A.; Tsujimoto, Y.; Yamamoto, T. [Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Kobayashi, Y. [Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Narumi, Y. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Kindo, K. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Aczel, A.A.; Luke, G.M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M1 (Canada); Uemura, Y.J. [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Kiuchi, Y.; Ueda, Y. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Yoshimura, K. [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Ajiro, Y. [Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Kageyama, H., E-mail: kage@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi 332-0012 (Japan)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We will present the synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of a new quadruple-layered perovskite (CuCl)Ca{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13}. Through a topotactic ion-exchange reaction with CuCl{sub 2}, the precursor RbCa{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13} presumably having an incoherent octahederal tliting changes into (CuCl)Ca{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13} with a 2a{sub p} Multiplication-Sign 2a{sub p} Multiplication-Sign 2c{sub p} superstructure (tetragonal; a=7.73232(5) A, c=39.2156(4) A). The well-defined superstructure for the ion-exchanged product should be stabilized by the inserted CuCl{sub 4}O{sub 2} octahedral layers that firmly connect with neighboring perovskite layers. Magnetic studies show the absence of long-range magnetic ordering down to 2 K despite strong in-plane interactions. Aleksandrov Prime s group theory and Rietveld refinement of synchrotron X-ray diffraction data suggest the structure to be of I4/mmm space group with in-phase tilting along the a and b axes, a two-tilt system (++0). - Graphical Abstract: We present a quadruple-layered copper oxyhalide (CuCl)Ca{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13} synthesized through a topotactic ion-exchange reaction of RbCa{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13} with CuCl{sub 2}. The compound has a well-defined superstructure. Magnetic studies suggest the absence of magnetic order even at 2 K. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer (CuCl)Ca{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13} was prepared by ion-exchange reaction of RbCa{sub 2}NaNb{sub 4}O{sub 13} with CuCl{sub 2}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Compound has a 2a{sub p} Multiplication-Sign 2a{sub p} Multiplication-Sign 2c{sub p} superstructure (tetragonal; a=7.73 A, c=39.21 A). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Such a well-defined superstructure was not observed in the precursor compound. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Aleksandrov Prime s theory and Rietveld study suggest a (++0) octahedral tilting (I4/mmm). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic studies revealed the absence of magnetic order down to 2 K.

  10. Measurement of the Low Energy Nuclear Response in NaI(Tl) Crystals for Use in Dark Matter Direct Detection Experiments

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    Stiegler, Tyana Michele

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The response of low energy nuclear recoil in NaI(Tl) is investigated in the following experiment. Such detectors have been used recently to search for evidence of dark matter in the form of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Na...

  11. Minorization and the process of (de)minoritization: the case of Kali'na in French Isabelle Lglise and Sophie Alby

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of Kali'na in French Guiana Introduction The concept of diglossia, according to the broad definitionsMinorization and the process of (de)minoritization: the case of Kali'na in French Guiana Isabelle Indigenous language of French Guiana, from the point of view of descriptive categories available

  12. N/Z and N/A dependence of balance energy as a probe of symmetry energy in heavy-ion collisions

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    Aman D. Sood

    2011-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the N/Z and N/A dependence of balance energy (E$_{bal}$) for isotopic series of Ca having N/Z (N/A) varying from 1.0 to 2.0 (0.5 to 0.67). We show that the N/Z (N/A) dependence of E$_{bal}$ is sensitive to symmetry energy and its density dependence at densities higher than saturation density and is insensitive towards the isospin dependence of nucleon-nucleon (nn) cross section and Coulomb repulsion. We also study the effect of momentum dependent interactions (MDI) on the N/Z (N/A) dependence of E$_{bal}$. We find that although MDI influences the E$_{bal}$ drastically, the N/Z (N/A) dependence of E$_{bal}$ remains unchanged on inclusion of MDI.

  13. Examination of Na-Doped Mo Sputtering for CIGS Devices: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-375

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    Repins, I.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work has investigated the use of Na doped Mo (MONA) sputtering targets for use in preparing CIGS devices. The Mo:Na material is doped to about 3% Na by weight, implying that a 40 nm layer on top of the standard Mo contact contains sufficient Na to dope a 2.5 ..mu..m CIGS film. The ability to control Na doping independent of both CIGS processing conditions and adhesion is an important gain for industry and research. Manufacturers gain a route to increased manufacturability and performance, while NREL researchers gain a tightened performance distribution of devices and increased process flexibility. Our immediate partner in this work, the Climax Molybdenum Technology Center, gains validation of their product.

  14. CO adsorption-desorption properties of cation-exchanged NaX zeolite and supported ruthenium

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    Gupta, N.M.; Kamble, V.S.; Rao, K.A.; Iyer, R.M. (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India))

    1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The binding states of carbon monoxide over cation-exchanged NaX zeolites and over corresponding Ru-containing samples have been investigated using thermal desorption spectroscopy. Exchange of sodium with cations such as Li{sup +}, Ca{sup 2+}, Mg{sup 2+}, and La{sup 3+} gave rise to additional CO adsorption states, a higher isosteric heat of CO adsorption, an increased density of acid sites, and an increased amount of adsorbed CO, depending on the nature and ionic radius of the charge-balancing cation. The charge-balancing cations at the zeolite surface (e.g., Ca{sub 2+}, La{sup 3+}) function as additional CO adsorption sites in conjunction with surface acid centers (e.g., the Al{sup 3+} center) and metal sites. In addition to surface sites, CO is also found to be held in structural cavities and macropores of the zeolite matrix. The programmed heating of both the metal-free and Ru-containing zeolites subsequent to room temperature CO adsorption gave desorption peaks due to release of CO at temperatures less than {approximately}500 K while the higher temperature peaks were constituted mainly of CO{sub 2}. Electron spectroscopy results have revealed that the exposure of these samples to CO and subsequent thermal treatment resulted in the formation of surface carbonaceous species. The nature of CO adsorption states giving rise to CO{sub 2} formation is discussed.

  15. Spin-lozenge thermodynamics and magnetic excitations in Na3RuO4

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    Haraldsen, Jason T [ORNL; Stone, Matthew B [ORNL; Lumsden, Mark D [ORNL; Barnes, Ted {F E } [ORNL; Jin, Rongying [ORNL; Taylor, J. W. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Fernandez-Alonso, F [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report inelastic and elastic neutron scattering, magnetic susceptibility, and heat capacity measurements of polycrystalline sodium ruthenate (Na3RuO4). Previous work suggests this material consists of isolated tetramers of S = 3/2 Ru5+ ions in a so-called lozenge configuration. Using a Heisenberg antiferromagnet Hamiltonian, we analytically determine the energy eigenstates for general spin S. From this model, the neutron scattering cross-sections for excitations associated with spin-3/2 tetramer configurations is determined. Comparison of magnetic susceptibility and inelastic neutron scattering results shows that the proposed lozenge model is not distinctly supported, but provides evidence that the system may be better described as a pair of non-interacting inequivalent dimers, i.e double dimers. However, the existence of long-range magnetic order below Tc ? 28 K immediately questions such a description. Although no evidence of the lozenge model is observed, future studies on single crystals may further clarify the appropriate magnetic Hamiltonian.

  16. New results on direct CP violation in charged kaon decays by NA48/2

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    G. Lamanna

    2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The NA48/2 result, based on the data collected during the 2003 run, on direct CP violation in $K^{\\pm}\\to\\pi^{\\pm}\\pi^0\\pi^0$ decay is presented. The main goal of the experiment is to reach a sensitivity at level of $10^{-4}$ in the measurement of the charge asymmetry parameter $A_g=(g^+-g^-)/(g^++g^-)$, where $g$ is the \\emph{linear slope} of the Dalitz plot in the $K\\to 3\\pi$ decay. Thanks to the simultaneous collection of the two kaon charges and to the high resolution of the main sub-detectors, the systematics uncertainties are kept under the statistical error level. The experimental procedure, the analysis technique and the main systematics are discussed to present the final result $$ A_g=(1.8\\pm2.6)\\times 10^{-4} $$ This result based on more than $45\\cdot10^6$ events, correspondig to one half of the whole two year data taking, is about an order of magnitude more precise with respect to the previous measurement.

  17. FeO-containing K-Na-rich silicate (`KNSF': SiO2 64.3 wt%, K2O 18.6 wt%, Na2O 12.4 wt%, FeO 4.6 wt%) with a low melting temperature. The experiments at the Australian

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    Waxman, David

    FeO-containing K-Na-rich silicate (`KNSF': SiO2 64.3 wt%, K2O 18.6 wt%, Na2O 12.4 wt%, FeO 4.6 wt and equilibrated with the FeO- containing K-Na-rich silicate. The silicate material was prepared from a mixture drilled out of the KNSF silicate glass and were inserted into capsules fabricated from the Pd90Fe10 and Pt

  18. Hydrothermal synthesis and the crystal structure of borate cancrinite (Na,Ca){sub 2}[Na{sub 6}(AlSiO{sub 4}){sub 6}](BO{sub 3}) . 2H{sub 2}O

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    Shirinova, A. F. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: afashf@rambler.ru; Khrustalev, V. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (Russian Federation); Samedov, H. R. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Chemical Problems (Azerbaijan); Chiragov, M. I. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan)

    2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Transparent prismatic single crystals of borate cancrinite (Na,Ca){sub 2}[Na{sub 6}(AlSiO{sub 4}){sub 6}](BO{sub 3}) . 2H{sub 2}O are prepared through hydrothermal crystallization. The parameters of the hexagonal unit cell and intensities of 10806 reflections are measured on an Enraf-Nonius CAD4 automated diffractometer. The compound crystallizes in the hexagonal crystal system with the unit cell parameters a = 12.745(4) A, c = 5.180(2) A, V = 728.6(4) A{sup 3}, and space group P6{sub 3}. The structure is determined by direct methods and refined using the full-matrix least-squares procedure in the anisotropic approximation for the non-hydrogen atoms. The refinement of the structure is performed to the final discrepancy factor R{sub 1} = 0.027 for 2889 unique reflections with I > 2 {sigma} (I). In the structure of the borate cancrinite, the AlO{sub 4} and SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra form a zeolite-like framework in which twelve-membered hexagonal channels are occupied by sodium atoms and BO{sub 3} groups, whereas six-membered channels are filled with sodium and calcium atoms and water molecules. The mean interatomic distances are found to be as follows: (Si-O){sub mean} = 1.614 A and (Al-O){sub mean} = 1.741 A in the AlO{sub 4} and SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra, (Na-O){sub mean} = 2.542 A in the seven-vertex sodium polyhedra, and [(Na,Ca)-O]{sub mean} = 2.589 A in the ditrigonal bipyramids.

  19. Treatment of EBR-I NaK mixed waste at Argonne National Laboratory and subsequent land disposal at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.

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    Herrmann, S. D.; Buzzell, J. A.; Holzemer, M. J.

    1998-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Sodium/potassium (NaK) liquid metal coolant, contaminated with fission products from the core meltdown of Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) and classified as a mixed waste, has been deactivated and converted to a contact-handled, low-level waste at Argonne's Sodium Component Maintenance Shop and land disposed at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex. Treatment of the EBR-I NaK involved converting the sodium and potassium to its respective hydroxide via reaction with air and water, followed by conversion to its respective carbonate via reaction with carbon dioxide. The resultant aqueous carbonate solution was solidified in 55-gallon drums. Challenges in the NaK treatment involved processing a mixed waste which was incompletely characterized and difficult to handle. The NaK was highly radioactive, i.e. up to 4.5 R/hr on contact with the mixed waste drums. In addition, the potential existed for plutonium and toxic characteristic metals to be present in the NaK, resultant from the location of the partial core meltdown of EBR-I in 1955. Moreover, the NaK was susceptible to degradation after more than 40 years of storage in unmonitored conditions. Such degradation raised the possibility of energetic exothermic reactions between the liquid NaK and its crust, which could have consisted of potassium superoxide as well as hydrated sodium/potassium hydroxides.

  20. Role of the Na{sup +}/H{sup +} exchanger on the development of diabetes mellitus and its chronic complications

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    Sun, Yan-Ming [Department of Cardiac Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Cardiac Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China); Su, Ying [Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China); Li, Jia; Tian, Ye [Department of Cardiac Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Cardiac Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China); Wang, Lan-Feng, E-mail: wlfccu@126.com [Department of Cardiac Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Cardiac Care Unit, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NHE protect against intracellular hydrogen overload. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NHE protect {beta}-cells against strong acidification. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NHE inhibitors improve myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. -- Abstract: Micro- and macrovascular complications are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetes mellitus. The Na{sup +}/H{sup +} exchanger (NHE) is a family of proteins which exchange Na{sup +} for H{sup +} according to their concentration gradients in an electroneutral manner. The exchanger also plays a key role in several other cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, migration, and cytoskeletal organization. Since not much is known on the relationship between NHE and diabetes mellitus, this review outlines the contribution of NHE to chronic complications of diabetes mellitus, such as diabetic nephropathy; diabetic cardiomyopathy.

  1. Explorando Tecnicas de Reduc~ao de Base de Dados na Minerac~ao de Padr~oes Sequenciais

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    Antwerpen, Universiteit

    Explorando T´ecnicas de Reduc¸~ao de Base de Dados na Minerac¸~ao de Padr~oes Seq¨uenciais Ciro mechanisms. Resumo. Neste trabalho, com o objetivo de reduzir o custo de diversas lei- turas da base de dados iterativos de extrac¸~ao de padr~oes seq¨uenciais, prop~oe-se a reduc¸~ao progressiva da base de dados ao

  2. Structure Study of Cellulose Fibers Wet-Spun from Environmentally Friendly NaOH/Urea Aqueous Solutions

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    Chen,X.; Burger, C.; Wan, F.; Zhang, J.; Rong, L.; Hsiao, B.; Chu, B.; Cai, J.; Zhang, L.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, structure changes of regenerated cellulose fibers wet-spun from a cotton linter pulp (degree of polymerization {approx}620) solution in an NaOH/urea solvent under different conditions were investigated by simultaneous synchrotron wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). WAXD results indicated that the increase in flow rate during spinning produced a better crystal orientation and a higher degree of crystallinity, whereas a 2-fold increase in draw ratio only affected the crystal orientation. When coagulated in a H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} aqueous solution at 15 {sup o}C, the regenerated fibers exhibited the highest crystallinity and a crystal orientation comparable to that of commercial rayon fibers by the viscose method. SAXS patterns exhibited a pair of meridional maxima in all regenerated cellulose fibers, indicating the existence of a lamellar structure. A fibrillar superstructure was observed only at higher flow rates (>20 m/min). The conformation of cellulose molecules in NaOH/urea aqueous solution was also investigated by static and dynamic light scattering. It was found that cellulose chains formed aggregates with a radius of gyration, R{sub g}, of about 232 nm and an apparent hydrodynamic radius, R{sub h}, of about 172 nm. The NaOH/urea solvent system is low-cost and environmentally friendly, which may offer an alternative route to replace more hazardous existing methods for the production of regenerated cellulose fibers.

  3. The electrorheology of suspensions consisting of Na-Fluorohectorite synthetic clay particles in silicon oil

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    Y. Méheust; K. P. S. Parmar; B. Schjelderupsen; J. O. Fossum

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under application of an electric field greater than a triggering electric field $E_c \\sim 0.4$ kV/mm, suspensions obtained by dispersing particles of the synthetic clay fluoro-hectorite in a silicon oil, aggregate into chain- and/or column-like structures parallel to the applied electric field. This micro-structuring results in a transition in the suspensions' rheological behavior, from a Newtonian-like behavior to a shear-thinning rheology with a significant yield stress. This behavior is studied as a function of particle volume fraction and strength of the applied electric field, $E$. The steady shear flow curves are observed to scale onto a master curve with respect to $E$, in a manner similar to what was recently found for suspensions of laponite clay [42]. In the case of Na-fluorohectorite, the corresponding dynamic yield stress is demonstrated to scale with respect to $E$ as a power law with an exponent $\\alpha \\sim 1.93$, while the static yield stress inferred from constant shear stress tests exhibits a similar behavior with $\\alpha \\sim 1.58$. The suspensions are also studied in the framework of thixotropic fluids: the bifurcation in the rheology behavior when letting the system flow and evolve under a constant applied shear stress is characterized, and a bifurcation yield stress, estimated as the applied shear stress at which viscosity bifurcation occurs, is measured to scale as $E^\\alpha$ with $\\alpha \\sim 0.5$ to 0.6. All measured yield stresses increase with the particle fraction $\\Phi$ of the suspension. For the static yield stress, a scaling law $\\Phi^\\beta$, with $\\beta = 0.54$, is found. The results are found to be reasonably consistent with each other. Their similarities with-, and discrepancies to- results obtained on laponite-oil suspensions are discussed.

  4. Extremely NA and CL Rich Chondrule AL3509 from the Allende Meteorite

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    Wasserburg, G J; Hutcheon, I D; Aleon, J; Ramon, E C; Krot, A N; Nagashima, K; Brearley, A J

    2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the mineralogy, petrology, chemistry, oxygen isotopes, {sup 26}Al-{sup 26}Mg and {sup 36}Cl-{sup 36}S isotope systematics of the Allende chondrule Al3509 discovered and described by [1] and [2]. This spherical object ({approx}1cm {phi}) contains {approx}10% Na and 1% Cl, and nearly pure {sup 129}Xe [({sup 129}Xe/{sup 127}I) = 1.1 x 10{sup -4} (3)]. This high enrichment in halogens makes it of interest in searching for radiogenic {sup 36}S from {sup 36}Cl (t{sub 1/2} {approx} 0.3 Ma) decay. While there is strong evidence for the presence of {sup 36}Cl in sodalite and wadalite in CV CAIs [4,5], some sodalites show no evidence for excesses of {sup 36}S ({sup 36}S*). In contrast, high inferred initial {sup 36}Cl/{sup 35}Cl = 2 x 10{sup -5} has been found in wadalite from the Allende CAI AJEF [5]. The observed {sup 36}S excesses in sodalite are not correlated with radiogenic {sup 26}Mg, decay product of {sup 26}Al (t{sub 1/2} {approx} 0.72 Ma) [4]. From the inferred initial {sup 36}Cl/{sup 35}Cl ratios and consideration of both AGB and SNe stellar sources, {sup 36}Cl must be the product of charged particle irradiation within the early solar system. However, neither the specific nuclear production mechanism nor the irradiation site have been identified. Both sodalite and wadalite are found as late stage alteration products of CAIs together with grossular, monticellite, Al-rich pyroxene, wollastonite, nepheline, ferroan olivine, and ferroan pyroxenes. This late-stage alteration has been found to extensively change some CAIs in Allende, but clear residues of spinel, hibonite and Wark-Lovering rims are recognizable remnants of the original CAIs. The nature of the widespread volatile alteration process as well as that of the fluid phase remain controversial.

  5. Materials corrosion in molten LiF-NaF-KF eutectic salt under different reduction-oxidation conditions

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    Sellers, R. S. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison (United States); 1500 Engineering Dr., Madison WI 53711 (United States); Cheng, W. J. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison (United States); National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology, Taiwan (China); Anderson, M. H.; Sridharan, K.; Wang, C. J.; Allen, T. R. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molten fluoride salts such as FLiNaK (LiF-NaF-KF: 46.5-11.5-42 mol %) have been proposed for use as secondary reactor coolants, media for transfer of high temperature process heat from nuclear reactors to chemical plants, and for concentrated solar power thermal energy storage. In molten fluoride salts, passive oxide films are chemically unstable, and corrosion is driven largely by the thermodynamically driven dissolution of alloying elements into the molten salt environment. Two alloys, Hastelloy{sup R} N and 316L stainless steel were exposed to molten FLiNaK salt in a 316L stainless steel crucible under argon cover gas for 1000 hours at 850 deg. C. Graphite was present in some of the crucibles with the goal of studying corrosion behavior of relevant reactor material combinations. In addition, a technique to reduce alloy corrosion through modification of the reduction-oxidation state was tested by the inclusion of zirconium to the system. Corrosion of 316L stainless steel was noted to occur primarily through surface depletion of chromium, an effect that was enhanced by the presence of graphite. Hastelloy{sup R} N experienced weight gain through electrochemical plating of corrosion products derived from the 316L stainless steel crucible. In the presence of zirconium, both alloys gained weight through plating of zirconium and as a result formed intermetallic layers. (authors)

  6. Flow Components in a NaK Test Loop Designed to Simulate Conditions in a Nuclear Surface Power Reactor

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    Polzin, Kurt A.; Godfroy, Thomas J. [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Propulsion Research and Technology Applications Branch/ER24, MSFC, AL 35812 (United States)

    2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A test loop using NaK as the working fluid is presently in use to study material compatibility effects on various components that comprise a possible nuclear reactor design for use on the lunar surface. A DC electromagnetic (EM) pump has been designed and implemented as a means of actively controlling the NaK flow rate through the system and an EM flow sensor is employed to monitor the developed flow rate. These components allow for the matching of the flow rate conditions in test loops with those that would be found in a full-scale surface-power reactor. The design and operating characteristics of the EM pump and flow sensor are presented. In the EM pump, current is applied to a set of electrodes to produce a Lorentz body force in the fluid. A measurement of the induced voltage (back-EMF) in the flow sensor provides the means of monitoring flow rate. Both components are compact, employing high magnetic field strength neodymium magnets thermally coupled to a water-cooled housing. A vacuum gap limits the heat transferred from the high temperature NaK tube to the magnets and a magnetically-permeable material completes the magnetic circuit. The pump is designed to produce a pressure rise of 34.5 kPa, and the flow sensor's predicted output is roughly 20 mV at the loop's nominal flow rate of 0.114 m{sup 3}/hr.

  7. NaREC Offshore and Drivetrain Test Facility Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-04-140

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    Musial, W.

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) in the United Kingdom (UK) have a mutual interest in collaborating in the development of full-scale offshore wind energy and drivetrain testing facilities. NREL and NaREC will work together to share resources and experiences in the development of future wind energy test facilities. This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) includes sharing of test protocols, infrastructure cost data, test plans, pro forma contracting instruments, and safe operating strategies. Furthermore, NREL and NaREC will exchange staff for training and development purposes.

  8. Lglise, Isabelle & Alby, Sophie (2006). Minorization and the process of (de)minoritization : the case of Kali'na in French Guiana. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 182, 67-86.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    )minoritization: the case of Kali'na in French Guiana Introduction The concept of diglossia, according to the broad)minoritization : the case of Kali'na in French Guiana. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 182, 67-86. Minorization and the process of (de)minoritization: the case of Kali'na in French Guiana Isabelle Léglise

  9. Hydrothermal synthesis and luminescent properties of NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphor

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    Li Linlin; Zi Wenwen; Li Guanghuan; Lan Shi; Ji Guijuan [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China); Gan Shucai, E-mail: gansc@jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China); Zou Haifeng [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China); Xu Xuechun [College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China)

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Pompon-like NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphors have been successfully prepared via a hydrothermal method using ammonia as pH value regulator. The hydrothermal process was carried out under aqueous condition without the use of any organic solvent, surfactant, and catalyst. The experimental results demonstrate that the obtained NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphor powders are single-phase scheelite structure with tetragonal symmetry. Moreover, the phosphor under the excitation of 390 and 456 nm exhibited blue emission (486 nm) and yellow emission (574 nm), corresponding to the {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} transition and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 13/2} transition of Dy{sup 3+} ions, respectively. In addition, the yellow-to-blue emission intensity ratio (Y/B) can be changed with the doped concentration of Dy{sup 3+} ions. All chromaticity coordinates of the obtained NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphors are located in the white-light region. The results indicate that this kind of phosphor may has potential applications in the fields of near UV-excited and blue-excited white LEDs. - Graphical abstract: It can be seen from the SEM images that a pompon-like shape was obtained with an average diameter of about 1 {mu}m, and it is composed of many nanoflakes. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pompon-like NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphors have been successfully prepared via a hydrothermal method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Blue emission at 486 nm and yellow emission at 574 nm were obtained from the samples. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The yellow-to-blue emission intensity ratio (Y/B) can be changed with the doped concentration of Dy{sup 3+} ions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} can be efficiently excited by the blue light and the near ultraviolet light.

  10. The elastic and piezoelectric properties of tungsten bronze ferroelectric crystals ,,Sr0.7Ba0.3...2NaNb5O15 and ,,Sr0.3Ba0.7...2NaNb5O15

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    Cao, Wenwu

    The elastic and piezoelectric properties of tungsten bronze ferroelectric crystals ,,Sr0.7Ba0 and piezoelectric constants of tungsten bronze ferroelectric crystals Sr0.7Ba0.3 2NaNb5O15 SBNN70 and Sr0.3Ba0.7 2Na. INTRODUCTION Ferroelectric crystals with tungsten bronze structure are another attractive family beside

  11. Supporting Information Surface Electric Fields of Aqueous Solutions of NH4NO3, Mg(NO3)2, NaNO3,

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    S1 Supporting Information Surface Electric Fields of Aqueous Solutions of NH4NO3, Mg(NO3)2, NaNO3 interfaces of (a) 1.0 M and 2.0 M LiNO3, (b) 1.0 M and 1.7 M NaNO3, (c) 1.0 M and 1.6 M NH4NO3, and (d) 1.0 M water 1.0 M NaNO3 1.7 M NaNO3 c water 1.0 M NH4 NO3 1.6 M NH4 NO3 | (2) | 2 (10 3 arb.units) Wavenumber

  12. Comparison of protein patterns of xrs-5, a radiosensitive Chinese hamster ovary cell line, and CHO-K1, its radioresistant parent, using two-dimensional gel-electrophoresis

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    Kramer, J.M. (Miami Univ., Oxford, OH (USA). Dept. of Zoology)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray sensitive strains of Chinese hamster ovary cell lines have been used to analyze radiation repair mechanisms. One cell line, xrs-5, has been shown to be very sensitive to ionizing radiation and radical forming chemical mutagens. This sensitivity is thought to be a result a mutation in the DNA double strand break (DSB) repair mechanism, and its characterization has been a goal of several repair mechanism studies. Using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, we have detected a protein (MW approximately 55KD) in the DNA/Nuclear Matrix (nucleoid) cell fraction of CHO-Kl cells that is absent in the nucleoid fraction of xrs-5. This protein is present, however, in both CHO-Kl and xrs-5 whole cell protein maps. To determine whether the 55KD protein is responsible for the radiosensitive and defective DSB repair phenotype of xrs-5 cells, studies are now underway to analyze revertants of xrs-5 that are proficient in DSB repair. Furthermore, an effort to sequence the protein in question is planned. 23 refs., 2 figs.

  13. Electron spin resonance and electron spin-echo modulation study of paramagnetic Rh species generated in Ca-Y and Na-Y zeolites

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    Goldfarb, D.; Kevan, L.

    1987-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Paramagnetic Rh species generated in RhNa-Y and RhCa-Y zeolites after various treatments were characterized by using electron spin resonance (ESR) and electron spin-echo modulation (ESEM) spectroscopies. Activation in flowing oxygen at 500/sup 0/C ..beta..-hydrogen a considerable amount of Rh(II) located in site I in the hexagonal prism of the zeolite structure for 3 wt % Rh in RhNa-Y zeolite. Samples of 1 wt % Rh in RhNa-Y and RhCa-Y did not show any paramagnetic signals. Adsorption of various adsorbates such as water, ammonia, methanol, carbon monoxide, and oxygen on activated samples induced a considerable increase in the ESR intensities. Adsorption of oxygen and carbon monoxide yields the corresponding adducts which are located in the ..cap alpha..-cage of the zeolite structure. Hydration generated a species which is coordinated to three water molecules. Adsorption of methanol on RhNa-Y generated a species H2 which is also formed after reduction of RhNa-Y with H/sub 2/, suggesting that the methanol molecule undergoes a reaction to generate products which further reduce Rh(III) species in the ..beta..-cage of the zeolite structure to Rh(II). No significant differences were observed between RhNa-Y and RhCa-Y except for the formation of different Rh(II) species after methanol adsorption in RhCa-Y and the generation of a larger amount of Rh(II) in site I in RhNa-Y. These results are compared to previously obtained data in RhNa-X and RhCa-X to account for the effect of the cocations and the Si/Al ratio on the generation of Rh(II) species in zeolites.

  14. Cad. Sade Pblica, Rio de Janeiro, 24(7):1493-1508, jul, 2008 Mapeamento do risco de homicdio com base na

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    Camara, Gilberto

    homicídio com base na co-krigeagem binomial e simulação: um estudo de caso para São Paulo, Brasil Mapping têm incorporado o espaço e o tempo como variáveis de análise, com base na possibilidade de localização para os dados de ARTIGO ARTICLE #12;Camargo ECG et al.1494 Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, 24

  15. MODELOS PARA PREVISO DE NOTAS DE AVALIAO SENSORIAL DE BEBIDA DE CAF ARBICA COM BASE NA COMPOSIO DO AROMA DO GRO

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    MODELOS PARA PREVIS�O DE NOTAS DE AVALIA��O SENSORIAL DE BEBIDA DE CAF� ARÁBICA COM BASE NA atributos sensoriais com base no perfil cromatográfico dos voláteis de grãos de café arábica torrado as ferramentas empregadas na análise dos dados. As notas previstas pelos modelos gerados para acidez, amargor

  16. Role of ethanol in sodalite crystallization in an ethanolNa2OAl2O3SiO2 Yi Huang,ab

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Role of ethanol in sodalite crystallization in an ethanol­Na2O­Al2O3­SiO2­ H2O system Yi Huang 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c1ce05194f Crystallization of sodalite was studied in an ethanol­Na2O­Al2O3­SiO2­H2O system. The addition of ethanol was observed to significantly affect the crystallization process

  17. 1.25 mM NaH2PO4, 1 mM CaCl2, 1 mM MgCl2, 26 mM NaHCO3 and 10 mM dextrose, bubbled with 95% O2/5% CO2 (pH 7.4). Slices (300400 mm thick) were prepared with a

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    Zuker, Charles

    1.25 mM NaH2PO4, 1 mM CaCl2, 1 mM MgCl2, 26 mM NaHCO3 and 10 mM dextrose, bubbled with 95% O2/5% CO cerebrospinal fluid (ACSF: 124 mM NaCl, 2 mM KCl, 1.5 mM MgSO4, 1.25 mM NaH2PO4, 2.5 mM CaCl2, 26 mM NaHCO3, 10

  18. Energy dependence of fluctuations in central Pb+Pb collisions from NA49 at the CERN SPS

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    The NA49 Collaboration

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The latest NA49 results on fluctuations of multiplicity and average transverse-momentum analyzed on an event-by-event basis are presented for central Pb+Pb interactions over the whole SPS energy range (20A - 158A GeV). The scaled variance of the multiplicity distribution decreases with collision energy whereas the $\\Phi_{p_{T}}$ measure of $$ fluctuations is small and independent of collision energy. Thus in central Pb+Pb collisions these fluctuations do not show an indication of the critical point of strongly interacting matter.

  19. The structure of Na[Fe(H{sub 2}O)(EDTA)]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O

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    Zubkowski, J.D. [Jackson State Univ., MS (United States); Valente, E.J. [Mississippi College, Clinton, MS (United States); Lewis, C.; Perry, D.L. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Details are reported for the synthesis and x-ray single crystal structure of Na[Fe(H{sub 2}O)(EDTA)]{center_dot}H{sub 2}O. The complex compound consists of yellow, cube-like monoclinic crystals (in space group Cc) with cell constants of a = 8.898(2), b = 1 1.928(4), and c = 15.045(4). The D{sub calc}, is 1.779 mg/m{sup 3}, Z = 4, R{sub 1} = 0.0373. The structure is compared to others containing iron-oxygen and iron-nitrogen linkages, and the hydrogen bonding for the complex is discussed.

  20. Analysis of the 40K contamination in NaI(Tl) crystals from different providers in the frame of the ANAIS project

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    Clara Cuesta; Julio Amaré; Susana Cebrián; Eduardo García; Carlos Ginestra; María Martínez; Miguel A. Oliván; Ysrael Ortigoza; Alfonso Ortíz de Solórzano; Carlos Pobes; Jorge Puimedón; María Luisa Sarsa; José Ángel Villar; Patricia Villar

    2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    NaI(Tl) large crystals are applied in the search for galactic dark matter particles through their elastic scattering off the target nuclei in the detector by measuring the scintillation signal produced. However, energies deposited in the form of nuclear recoils are small, which added to the low efficiency to convert that energy into scintillation, makes that events at or very near the energy threshold, attributed either to radioactive backgrounds or to spurious noise (non-bulk NaI(Tl) scintillation events), can compromise the sensitivity goals of such an experiment. DAMA/LIBRA experiment, using 250 kg NaI(Tl) target, reported first evidence of the presence of an annual modulation in the detection rate compatible with that expected for a dark matter signal just in the region below 6 keVee (electron equivalent energy). In the frame of the ANAIS (Annual modulation with NaI Scintillators) dark matter search project a large and long effort has been carried out in order to understand the origin of events at very low energy in large sodium iodide detectors and develop convenient filters to reject those non attributable to scintillation in the bulk NaI(Tl) crystal. 40K is probably the most relevant radioactive contaminant in the bulk for NaI(Tl) detectors because of its important contribution to the background at very low energy. ANAIS goal is to achieve levels at or below 20 ppb natural potassium. In this paper we will report on our effort to determine the 40K contamination in several NaI(Tl) crystals, by measuring in coincidence between two (or more) of them. Results obtained for the 40K content of crystals from different providers will be compared and prospects of the ANAIS dark matter search experiment will be briefly reviewed.

  1. Structure of 2 molar NaOH in aqueous solution from neutron diffraction and empirical potential structure refinement

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    McLain, Sylvia E.; Imberti, Silvia; Soper, Alan K.; Botti, Alberto; Bruni, Fabio; Ricci, Maria Antonietta [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, OXON OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, OXON OX11 0QX, United Kingdom and CNR-ISC, Sezione di Firenze, via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Finland) (Italy); ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, OXON OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Dipartimento di Fisica E. Amaldi, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Rome (Italy)

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron diffraction with isotopic substitution has been used to investigate aqueous solutions of 2M NaOH in the liquid state. The data were modeled using empirical potential structure refinement which allows for the extraction of the ion-water and water-water correlations. The data show that the ion-water radial distribution functions are in accordance with those found by previous studies on NaOH solutions and follow a trend which is dependent on the concentration of the solute. In particular, the shape of the hydroxide hydration shell is found to be concentration independent, but the number of water molecules occupying this shell increases with dilution. Additionally, the water-water correlations show that there is still a measurable effect on water structure with the addition of ions at this concentration, as the second shell in the water oxygen radial distribution function is compressed relative to the first shell. The data are also used to discuss the recent claims that the published radial distribution functions of water are unreliable, showing that data taken at different neutron sources, with different diffraction geometry and systematic errors lead to the same structural information when analyzed via a realistic modeling regime.

  2. Optical studies of V4332 Sagittarii - detection of unusually strong KI and NaI lines in emission

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    D. P. K. Banerjee; N. M. Ashok

    2004-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present optical observations of the enigmatic nova-like variable V4332 Sgr. The importance of this object should not be understated since it is considered to be the possible prototype of a new class of eruptive variables. These objects have been the subject of considerable studies at present primarily because of the spectacular eruption of V838 Mon - another member of this class - recently in 2002. The cause of the outburst in such objects is not well understood. Our recent work has shown striking changes in the near-IR spectrum of V4332 Sgr since its 1994 outburst. The optical spectrum presented here confirms that V4332 Sgr is indeed an unusual and extremely interesting object. This spectrum, the first to be taken after a hiatus of nearly 10 years after the outburst, shows several lines in emission but is dominated by exceptionally strong emission in the resonance doublet of KI at 7665 and 7699{\\AA} and to a slightly lesser strength in the unresolved NaI doublet at 5890 and 5896{\\AA}. The KI lines are shown to be optically thick and considerably broadened. We investigate the site of origin of the KI and NaI emission. We discuss whether V4332 Sgr is related to L or T type dwarf based on BVRI photometry.

  3. NaNet: a Low-Latency, Real-Time, Multi-Standard Network Interface Card with GPUDirect Features

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    Lonardo, A; Ammendola, R; Biagioni, A; Frezza, O; Lamanna, G; Cicero, F Lo; Martinelli, M; Paolucci, P S; Pastorelli, E; Pontisso, L; Rossetti, D; Simeone, F; Simula, F; Sozzi, M; Tosoratto, L; Vicini, P

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While the GPGPU paradigm is widely recognized as an effective approach to high performance computing, its adoption in low-latency, real-time systems is still in its early stages. Although GPUs typically show deterministic behaviour in terms of latency in executing computational kernels as soon as data is available in their internal memories, assessment of real-time features of a standard GPGPU system needs careful characterization of all subsystems along data stream path. The networking subsystem results in being the most critical one in terms of absolute value and fluctuations of its response latency. Our envisioned solution to this issue is NaNet, a FPGA-based PCIe Network Interface Card (NIC) design featuring a configurable and extensible set of network channels with direct access through GPUDirect to NVIDIA Fermi/Kepler GPU memories. NaNet design currently supports both standard - GbE (1000BASE-T) and 10GbE (10Base-R) - and custom - 34~Gbps APElink and 2.5~Gbps deterministic latency KM3link - channels, bu...

  4. Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of NaLaMgWO{sub 6}:RE{sup 3+} (RE = Eu, Sm, Tb) phosphor for white LED application

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    Hou, Jingshan [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Dong Hua University, Shanghai 200051 (China) [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Dong Hua University, Shanghai 200051 (China); CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Yin, Xin [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China) [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Huang, Fuqiang, E-mail: huangfq@mail.sic.ac.cn [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China) [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Jiang, Weizhong, E-mail: jwzh@dhu.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Dong Hua University, Shanghai 200051 (China)] [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Dong Hua University, Shanghai 200051 (China)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? NaLa{sub 1?x}MgWO{sub 6}:xRE{sup 3+} phosphors were synthesized by solid-state reaction method. ? Compared with Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}, NaLaMgWO{sub 6}:Eu{sup 3+} performed better luminescence properties. ? The results demonstrated NaLaMgWO{sub 6} as a suitable host for RE{sup 3+}-doping. -- Abstract: Single phase of NaLa{sub 1?x}MgWO{sub 6}:xRE{sup 3+} (0 < x ?1) (RE = Eu, Sm, Tb) phosphors were prepared by solid-state reaction method. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, the morphology energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectra and photoluminescence were used to characterize the samples. Under the light excitation, NaLaMgWO{sub 6}:Eu{sup 3+}, NaLaMgWO{sub 6}:Sm{sup 3+} and NaLaMgWO{sub 6}:Tb{sup 3+}, phosphors showed the characteristic emissions of Eu{sup 3+} ({sup 5}D{sub 0} ? {sup 7}F{sub 4,3,2,1}), Sm{sup 3+} ({sup 4}G{sub 5/2} ? {sup 6}H{sub 5/2,7/2,9/2}), and Tb{sup 3+} ({sup 5}D{sub 4} ? {sup 7}F{sub 6,5,4,3}), respectively. The intensity of the red emission for Na(La{sub 0.6}Eu{sub 0.4})MgWO{sub 6} is 2.5 times higher than that of (Y{sub 0.95}Eu{sub 0.05}){sub 2}O{sub 3} under blue light irradiation. The quantum efficiencies of the entitled phosphors excited under 394 nm and 464 nm are also investigated and compared with commercial phosphors Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}, Sr{sub 2}Si{sub 5}N{sub 8}:Eu{sup 2+} and Y{sub 3}A{sub 5}G{sub 12}:Ce{sup 3+}. The results demonstrated NaLaMgWO{sub 6}:RE{sup 3+} phosphors as potential candidates for white light emitting diode pumped by UV or blue chip.

  5. Effects of curing temperature and NaOH addition on hydration and strength development of clinker-free CKD-fly ash binders

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    Wang Kejin; Shah, Surendra P.; Mishulovich, Alexander

    2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Effects of curing temperature and NaOH addition on hydration and strength development of cement kiln dust (CKD)-fly ash (FA) binders were investigated. Pastes made with 50% CKD and 50% FA, having 0, 2, and 5% NaOH addition, and cured at temperatures of 24, 38, and 50 deg. C were evaluated. The hydration products of the binders were examined by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) tests. The results indicate that the major crystalline hydration product of the CKD-FA binders is ettringite, and the ettringite is stable in the CKD-FA system at age over 100 days. Curing at elevated temperature is more effective for CKD-FA binder strength improvement than NaOH addition, the later often depressing ettringite formation in a CKD-FA system. At a proper curing temperature (38 deg. C), addition of a small amount of NaOH (2%) may increase CKD-FA binder strength; while at a high curing temperature (50 deg. C), addition of NaOH (2%) may reduce the binder strength.

  6. Upcoversion performance improvement of NaYF{sub 4}:Yb, Er by Sn codoping: Enhanced emission intensity and reduced decay time

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    Yu, Han, E-mail: fjfzyh@fzu.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108 (China); Cao, Wenbing [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108 (China); Huang, Qingming [Instrumentation Analysis and Research Center, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Ma, En [Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Zhang, Xinqi [Instrumentation Analysis and Research Center, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Yu, Jianchang [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108 (China)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this manuscript we report a phenomenon that upconversion emission intensity of Er{sup 3+} was enhanced while decay time constant was decreased obviously by Sn codoping with Yb/Er into hexagonal NaYF{sub 4} synchronously. X-ray powder diffiraction, field emission scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron spin-resonance spectroscopy and upconversion emission spectra were employed to explore the relation of crystal structure and properties. From these characterizations we found that symmetry of the rare earth ion local crystal field could be tuned by different Sn codoping concentration. For the variable valence property of Sn the local crystal field asymmetry and emission intensity of NaYF{sub 4}:Yb, Er arrived to the maximum when 3 mol% Sn was codoped, while decay time was reduced. The study of this changing tends of upconversion emission intensity and decay time constant may be helpful for design and fabrication of high performance upconversion materials. - Graphical abstract: Variable-valenced Sn is introduced with Yb/Er into NaFY{sub 4} to tune structure and local crystal field. Upconversion emission intensity of Er{sup 3+} was enhanced while decay time constant was decreased. Display Omitted - Highlights: • NaYF{sub 4}: Yb, Er was codoped with different concentration Sn. • Upconversion emission intensity was enhanced while decay time constant was decreased. • Introduction of variable-valenced Sn is effective to tune structure and crystal field of NaFY{sub 4}.

  7. Cross sections for monitor reactions {sup 27}Al((p, x){sup 24}Na, {sup 27}Al(p, x){sup 22}Na, and {sup 27}Al(p, x){sup 7}Be at proton energies in the range 0.04-2.6 GeV

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    Titarenko, Yu. E.; Borovlev, S. P.; Butko, M. A.; Zhivun, V. M.; Pavlov, K. V.; Rogov, V. I.; Titarenko, A. Yu.; Tikhonov, R. S.; Florya, S. N.; Koldobskiy, A. B. [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The cross sections for the monitor reactions {sup 27}Al(p, x){sup 24}Na, {sup 27}Al(p, x){sup 22}Na, and {sup 27}Al(p, x){sup 7}Be at 12 proton energies, 2605, 1598, 1199, 799, 600, 400, 249, 147.6, 97.2, 66.0, 44.6, and 40.8 MeV, have been determined with 72 Multiplication-Sign 72-mm square and 10.5-mm-diameter round aluminum foils. The rates of the reactions of the production of {sup 24}Na, {sup 22}Na, and {sup 7}Be in the foils in each irradiation run have been determined by {gamma} spectrometry, whereas the number of protons transmitted through these foils has been determined using calibrated fast current transformers. The cross sections have been determined as the ratios of the corresponding reaction to the average proton fluence.

  8. Room temperature magnetocaloric effect, critical behavior, and magnetoresistance in Na-deficient manganite La{sub 0.8}Na{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3}

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    Khlifi, M., E-mail: khlifimouadh3000@yahoo.fr; Dhahri, E. [Laboratoire de Physique Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, B.P. 802, Université de Sfax, Sfax 3018 (Tunisia); Hlil, E. K. [Institut Néel, CNRS et Université Joseph Fourier, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France)

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The La{sub 0.8}Na{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} oxide was prepared by the solid-state reaction and annealed in air. The X-ray diffraction data reveal that the sample is crystallized in a rhombohedral structure with R3{sup ¯}c space group. Magnetic study shows a second-order magnetic phase transition from ferromagnetic to paramagnetic state at the Curie temperature T{sub C}?=?295?K. In addition, the magnetizations as a function of temperature and the magnetic field is used to evaluate the magnetic entropy change ?S{sub M}. Then, we have deduced that the La{sub 0.8}Na{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} oxide has a large magnetocaloric effect at room temperature. Such effect is given by the maximum of the magnetic entropy change ?S{sub Mmax}?=?5.56, and by the Relative cooling power (RCP) factor which is equal to 235 under a magnetic field of 5?T. Moreover, the magnetic field dependence of the magnetic entropy change is used to determine the critical exponents ?, ?, and ? which are found to be ??=?0.495, ??=?1.083, and ??=?3.18. These values are consistent with the prediction of the mean field theory (??=?0.5, ??=?1, and ??=?3). Above all, the temperature dependence of electrical resistivity shows a metal–insulator transition at T{sub ?}. The electrical resistivity decrease when we apply a magnetic field giving a magnetoresistance effect in the order of 60% at room temperature.

  9. Exotic magnetism on the quasi-FCC lattices of the d3 double perovskites La2NaB'O6 (B' = Ru, Os)

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    Aczel, Adam A [ORNL] [ORNL; Baker, Peter J. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (ISIS)] [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (ISIS); Bugaris, Dan [University of South Carolina] [University of South Carolina; Yeon, Jeongho [University of South Carolina, Columbia] [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Zur Loye, Hans-Conrad [University of South Carolina] [University of South Carolina; Guidi, T. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (ISIS)] [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (ISIS); Adroja, D. T. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (ISIS)] [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (ISIS)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We find evidence for long-range and short-range ($\\zeta$~$=$~70~\\AA~at 4~K) incommensurate magnetic order on the quasi-face-centered-cubic (FCC) lattices of the monoclinic double perovskites La$_2$NaRuO$_6$ and La$_2$NaOsO$_6$ respectively. Incommensurate magnetic order on the FCC lattice has not been predicted by mean field theory, but may arise via a delicate balance of inequivalent nearest neighbour and next nearest neighbour exchange interactions. In the Ru system with long-range order, inelastic neutron scattering also reveals a spin gap $\\Delta$~$\\sim$~2.75~meV. Magnetic anisotropy is generally minimized in the more familiar octahedrally-coordinated $3d^3$ systems, so the large gap observed for La$_2$NaRuO$_6$ may result from the significantly enhanced value of spin-orbit coupling in this $4d^3$ material.

  10. A high-resolution TDC-based board for a fully digital trigger and data acquisition system in the NA62 experiment at CERN

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    Elena Pedreschi; Bruno Angelucci; Carlo Avanzini; Stefano Galeotti; Gianluca Lamanna; Guido Magazzu; Jacopo Pinzino; Roberto Piandani; Marco Sozzi; Franco Spinella; Stefano Venditti

    2014-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A Time to Digital Converter (TDC) based system, to be used for most sub-detectors in the high-flux rare-decay experiment NA62 at CERN SPS, was built as part of the NA62 fully digital Trigger and Data AcQuisition system (TDAQ), in which the TDC Board (TDCB) and a general-purpose motherboard (TEL62) will play a fundamental role. While TDCBs, housing four High Performance Time to Digital Converters (HPTDC), measure hit times from sub-detectors, the motherboard processes and stores them in a buffer, produces trigger primitives from different detectors and extracts only data related to the lowest trigger level decision, once this is taken on the basis of the trigger primitives themselves. The features of the TDCB board developed by the Pisa NA62 group are extensively discussed and performance data is presented in order to show its compliance with the experiment requirements.

  11. Density functional theory studies on theelectronic, structural, phonon dynamicaland thermo-stability properties of bicarbonates MHCO3, M D Li, Na, K

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    Duan, Yuhua; Zhang, Bo; Sorescu, Dan C.; Johnson, Karl; Majzoub, Eric H; Luebke, David R.

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural, electronic, phonon dispersion and thermodynamic properties of MHCO3 (M D Li, Na, K) solids were investigated using density functional theory. The calculated bulk properties for both their ambient and the high-pressure phases are in good agreement with available experimental measurements. Solid phase LiHCO3 has not yet been observed experimentally. We have predicted several possible crystal structures for LiHCO3 using crystallographic database searching and prototype electrostatic ground state modeling. Our total energy and phonon free energy .FPH/ calculations predict that LiHCO3 will be stable under suitable conditions of temperature and partial pressures of CO2 and H2O. Our calculations indicate that the HCO􀀀 3 groups in LiHCO3 and NaHCO3 form an infinite chain structure through O#1; #1; #1;H#1; #1; #1;O hydrogen bonds. In contrast, the HCO􀀀 3 anions form dimers, .HCO􀀀 3 /2, connected through double hydrogen bonds in all phases of KHCO3. Based on density functional perturbation theory, the Born effective charge tensor of each atom type was obtained for all phases of the bicarbonates. Their phonon dispersions with the longitudinal optical–transverse optical splitting were also investigated. Based on lattice phonon dynamics study, the infrared spectra and the thermodynamic properties of these bicarbonates were obtained. Over the temperature range 0–900 K, the FPH and the entropies (S) of MHCO3 (M D Li, Na, K) systems vary as FPH.LiHCO3/ > FPH.NaHCO3/ > FPH.KHCO3/ and S.KHCO3/ > S.NaHCO3/ > S.LiHCO3/, respectively, in agreement with the available experimental data. Analysis of the predicted thermodynamics of the CO2 capture reactions indicates that the carbonate/bicarbonate transition reactions for Na and K could be used for CO2 capture technology, in agreement with experiments.

  12. Enhancement of second harmonic generation in NaNO{sub 2}-infiltrated opal photonic crystal using structural light focusing

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    Zaytsev, Kirill I., E-mail: kirzay@gmail.com; Yurchenko, Stanislav O., E-mail: st.yurchenko@mail.ru [Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 105005, 2nd Baumanskaya str. 5, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental and numerical results for second harmonic generation (SHG) in photonic crystal (PC) based on NaNO{sub 2}-infiltrated opal matrix are presented. SHG is performed in reflection mode; thus, the direction of the SHG maximum is equal to the angle of mirror reflection. The PC was pumped with femtosecond optical pulses at different angles of incidence, allowing the dependence of the SHG efficiency on the location of the fundamental wavelength toward the PC band gap (BG) to be examined. The most efficient SHG was observed when pumping the BG of the PC. To interpret the experimental results, finite-difference time-domain numerical simulations of the light interaction with the PC were conducted. The observed effect of highly efficient SHG is associated with structural light focusing, and, as a consequence, with strong optical field localization within certain near-surface PC regions. Thus, SHG enhancement based on structural light focusing in PC was demonstrated.

  13. Variations in K{sup +}-Na{sup +} ion exchange depth in commercial and experimental float glass compositions

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    Sinton, C.W.; LaCourse, W.C.; O'Connell, M.J.

    1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors report the results of ion-exchange experiments conducted on 17 commercial soda-lime-silicate (SLS) float glass and 8 experimental SLS glass compositions. A significant variation in the depth of K{sup +} penetration with relatively small changes in composition was observed. The data were fit to a multiple regression model in which the major oxides are the independent variables and depth of K{sup +} is the dependent variable. The model indicates that increased depth of exchange (increased interdiffusion coefficient) correlates predominantly with increased K{sub 2}O and/or Na{sub 2}O content of the glass, with a decreased total alkaline earth content and with the ratio of CaO/MgO.

  14. Coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering detection with a CsI[Na] scintillator at the SNS spallation source

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    J. I. Collar; N. E. Fields; E. Fuller; M. Hai; T. W. Hossbach; J. L. Orrell; G. Perumpilly; B. Scholz

    2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the possibility of using CsI[Na] scintillators as an advantageous target for the detection of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CENNS), using the neutrino emissions from the SNS spallation source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The response of this material to low-energy nuclear recoils like those expected from this process is characterized. Backgrounds are studied using a 2 kg low-background prototype crystal in a dedicated radiation shield. The conclusion is that a planned 14 kg detector should measure approximately 550 CENNS events per year above a demonstrated $\\sim7$ keVnr low-energy threshold, with a signal-to-background ratio sufficient for a first measurement of the CENNS cross-section. The cross-section for the $^{208}$Pb($\

  15. Hot-stage transmission electron microscopy study of (Na, K)NbO{sub 3} based lead-free piezoceramics

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    Lu, Shengbo, E-mail: shengbo.lu@yahoo.com [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Xu, Zhengkui [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Kwok, K. W.; Chan, Helen L. W. [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchical nanodomains assembled into micron-sized stripe domains, which is believed to be associated with outstanding piezoelectric properties, were observed at room temperature in a typical lead free piezoceramics, (Na{sub 0.52}K{sub 0.48?x})(Nb{sub 0.95?x}Ta{sub 0.05})-xLiSbO{sub 3}, with finely tuned polymorphic phase boundaries (x?=?0.0465) by transmission electron microscopy. The evolution of domain morphology and crystal structure under heating and cooling cycles in the ceramic was investigated by in-situ hot stage study. It is found that the nanodomains are irreversibly transformed into micron-sized rectangular domains during heating and cooling cycles, which lead to the thermal instability of piezoelectric properties of the materials.

  16. Evidence for the onset of deconfinement and quest for the critical point by NA49 at the CERN SPS

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    Melkumov, G. L., E-mail: georgui.melkoumov@cern.ch [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Anticic, T. [Rudjer Boskovic Institute (Croatia); Baatar, B. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Barna, D. [KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (Hungary); Bartke, J. [Polish Academy of Sciences, H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); Beck, H. [Fachbereich Physik der Universitaet (Germany); Betev, L. [CERN (Switzerland); Bialkowska, H. [Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland); Blume, C. [Fachbereich Physik der Universitaet (Germany); Bogusz, M. [Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics (Poland); Boimska, B. [Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland); Book, J. [Fachbereich Physik der Universitaet (Germany); Botje, M. [NIKHEF (Netherlands); Buncic, P. [CERN (Switzerland); Cetner, T. [Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics (Poland); Christakoglou, P. [NIKHEF (Netherlands); Chung, P. [Stony Brook University (SUNYSB), Department of Chemistry (United States); Chvala, O. [Charles University, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics (Czech Republic); Cramer, J. G. [University of Washington, Nuclear Physics Laboratory (United States); Eckardt, V. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany); and others

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The NA49 results on hadron production obtained in PbPb collisions at SPS energies from 20 to 158 A GeV are shown and discussed as evidence for the onset of deconfinement. The primary measures are the pion yield, the kaon-to-pion ratio and the slope parameter of transverse mass distributions. The possible indication of the QCD critical point signatures was investigated in the event-by-event fluctuations of various observables such as the mean transverse momentum, particle multiplicity and azimuthal angle distributions as well as in the particle ratio fluctuations. The energy dependence of these observables was measured in central PbPb collisions in the full SPS energy range while for analysis of the system size dependence data from pp, CC, SiSi, and PbPb collisions at the top SPS energy were used.

  17. The Role of FeS in Initial Activation and Performance Degradation of Na-NiCl2 Batteries

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    Li, Guosheng; Lu, Xiaochuan; Kim, Jin Yong; Engelhard, Mark H.; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.

    2014-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of iron sulfide (FeS) in initial cell activation and degradation in the Na-NiCl2 battery was investigated in this work. The research focused on identifying the effects of the FeS level on the electrochemical performance and morphological changes in the cathode. The x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study along with battery tests revealed that FeS plays a critical role in initial battery activation by removing passivation layers on Ni particles. It was also found that the optimum level of FeS in the cathode resulted in minimum Ni particle growth and improved battery cycling performance. The results of electrochemical characterization indicated that sulfur species generated in situ during initial charging, such as polysulfide and sulfur, are responsible for removing the passivation layer. Consequently, the cells containing elemental sulfur in the cathode exhibited similar electrochemical behavior during initial charging compared to that of the cells containing FeS.

  18. 'Devil's Staircase'-Type Phase Transition in NaV{sub 2}O{sub 5} under High Pressure

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    Ohwada, K.; Fujii, Y.; Takesue, N.; Isobe, M.; Ueda, Y.; Nakao, H.; Wakabayashi, Y.; Murakami, Y.; Ito, K.; Amemiya, Y. (and others)

    2001-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The 'devil's staircase'-type phase transition in the quarter-filled spin-ladder compound NaV{sub 2}O {sub 5} has been discovered at low temperature and high pressure by synchrotron radiation x-ray diffraction. A large number of transitions are found to successively take place among higher-order commensurate phases with 2a x 2b x zc type superstructures. The observed temperature and pressure dependence of modulation wave number q{sub c}, defined by 1/z, is well reproduced by the axial next nearest neighbor Ising model. The q{sub c} is suggested to reflect atomic displacements presumably coupled with charge ordering in this system.

  19. Deinhibition of cardiac Na/sup +/-K/sup +/-ATPase after exposure to exogenous phospholipase A/sub 2/

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    Colvin, R.A.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    After 2 h of exogenous phospholipase A/sub 2/ (PLA/sub 2/) exposure, membrane phospholipid decreased from 3.22 +/- 0.31 to 1.06 +/- 0.13 ..mu..mol/mg (33% of control). All classes of phospholipid, except sphingomyelin, were hydrolyzed, whereas total cholesterol content was unaffected. Increases in nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) were reflected primarily in oleic (18:1), linoleic (18:2), and arachidonic (20:4). Na/sup +/-K/sup +/-adenosinetriphosphatase (ATPase) activity was inhibited to 29% of control by 2 h of PLA/sub 2/ treatment, and this inhibition was reversed (albeit, not completely after 5 min of PLA/sub 2/ treatment) by removal of the hydrolysis products with 0.1% bovine serum albumin (BSA). In contrast, the apparent binding capacity for (/sup 3/H)ouabain was not affected by PLA/sub 2/ treatment. Unmasking of latent (/sup 3/H)ouabain binding by alamethicin was utilized to estimate changes in the proportion of sealed vesicles present before and after PLA/sub 2/ treatment. PLA/sub 2/ treatment resulted in a time-dependent loss of sealed vesicles that paralleled the time course of phospholipid hydrolysis and was not reversed by washing with BSA. These studies demonstrate that cardiac Na/sup +/-K/sup +/-ATPase activity is inhibited by accumulation of endogenously produced lysophospholipids and NEFA. In contrast, loss of vesicle integrity may result from both accumulation of endogenously produced hydrolysis products and membrane phospholipid depletion.

  20. Influence of cadmium on ketamine-induced anesthesia and brain microsomal Na[sup +], K[sup +]-ATPase in mice

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    Shen, Y.; Sangiah, S. (Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States))

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cadmium is a rare metallic element, present in almost all types of food. Shellfish, wheat and rice accumulate very high amounts. Occupational and environmental pollutants are the main sources of cadmium exposure. Cadmium has a very long biologic half-life. Exposure to Cadmium causes anemia, hypertension, hepatic, renal, pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders as well as being a possible mutagen, teratogen and carcinogen. Acute cadmium treatment increased the hexobarbital sleeping time and inhibited hepatic microsomal drug metabolism due to a decrease in cytochrome P[sub 450] content. Cadmium potentiated ethanol-induced sleep in a dose-dependent manner. Cadmium has been shown to inhibit brain microsomal Na[sup +], K[sup +]-ATPase activity in vitro and in vivo. Cadmium and ethanol additively inhibited brain Na[sup +], K[sup +]-ATPase. This might be a direct interaction between cadmium and ethanol in the central nervous system. Ketamine is an intravenous anesthetic agent. It acts on central nervous system and produces [open quotes]dissociative anaesthesia.[close quotes] Ketamine provides adequate surgical anesthesia and is used alone in humans and/or combination with xylazine, an [alpha][sub 2]-adrenergic agonist in animals. It produces CNS depression, analgesia, amnesia, immobility and a feeling of dissociation from the environment. Ketamine is a non-competitive antagonist of the NMDA subset of the glutamate receptor. This perhaps results in an increase in neuronal activity leading to disorganization of normal neurotransmission and produces dissociative anesthetic state. Because it is different from most other anesthetics, ketamine may be expected to have a unique effect on brain biochemical parameters and enzymes. The purpose of this study was to examine the interactions between cadmium and ketamine on the central nervous system and ATPase, in an attempt to further understand the mechanism of action. 12 refs., 3 figs.

  1. Na1/3V2O5 V-V "4kF CDW" [1] H. Seo, S. Ishibashi, and Y. Otsuka, unpublished.

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    #12;2 Sr1/3V2O5 [9] 4 Na1/3V2O5 V-V "4kF CDW" [1] H. Seo, S. Ishibashi, and Y. Otsuka, unpublished. [2] H. Seo and H. Fukuyama, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 67 (1998) 2602. [3] M. Isobe and Y. Ueda, J. Phys

  2. DOI: 10.1002/asia.200700054 Single-Crystalline and Near-Monodispersed NaMF3 (M=Mn, Co, Ni, Mg)

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    Gao, Song

    importance.[1a,b,2] As important inorganic functional materials, complex metal fluorides such as AI MII F3, the NaMF3 (M=Mn, Co, Ni) nanoplates were partially aligned to form nanoar- rays on copper TEM grids Materials and Bioinorganic Chemistry Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) Fax: (+86)10-6275-4179 E

  3. The determination of phase relations in the CH?-H?O-NaCl system at 2 and 5 kbars, 300 to 600° C using synthetic fluid inclusions

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    McShane, Christopher Joseph

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the fluid. The fractured prisms were dried overnight at approximately 130'C and placed into an annealed Au capsule (4. 75 mm x 4. 50 mm x 76 mm). Known amounts of HtO + NaCl solutions of various molalities were placed in the capsule along with the prism...

  4. Aqueous NaCl and CsCl Solutions Confined in Crystalline Slit-Shaped Silica Nanopores of Varying Degrees of Protonation

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    Ho, Thomas [ORNL; Argyris, Dr. Dimitrios [University of Oklahoma; Cole, David [Ohio State University; Striolo, Alberto [Oklahoma University

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    All-atom molecular dynamics simulations were conducted to study the dynamics of aqueous electrolyte solutions confined in slit-shaped silica nanopores of various degrees of protonation. Five degrees of protonation were prepared by randomly removing surface hydrogen atoms from fully protonated crystalline silica surfaces. Aqueous electrolyte solutions containing NaCl or CsCl salt were simulated at ambient conditions. In all cases, the ionic concentration was 1 M. The results were quantified in terms of atomic density distributions within the pores, and the self-diffusion coefficient along the direction parallel to the pore surface. We found evidence for ion-specific properties that depend on ion surface, water ion, and only in some cases ion ion correlations. The degree of protonation strongly affects the structure, distribution, and the dynamic behavior of confined water and electrolytes. Cl ions adsorb on the surface at large degrees of protonation, and their behavior does not depend significantly on the cation type (either Na+ or Cs+ ions are present in the systems considered). The cations show significant ion-specific behavior. Na+ ions occupy different positions within the pore as the degree of protonation changes, while Cs+ ions mainly remain near the pore center at all conditions considered. For a given degree of protonation, the planar self-diffusion coefficient of Cs+ is always greater than that of Na+ ions. The results are useful for better understanding transport under confinement, including brine behavior in the subsurface, with important applications such as environmental remediation.

  5. Prototype Tests for the Recovery and Conversion of UF6Chemisorbed in NaF Traps for the Molten Salt Reactor Remediation Project

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    Del Cul, G.D.

    2000-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The remediation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) site includes the removal of about 37 kg of uranium. Of that inventory, about 23 kg have already been removed from the piping system and chemisorbed in 25 NaF traps. This material is being stored in Building 3019. The planned recovery of {approx}11 kg of uranium from the fuel salt will generate another 15 to 19 NaF traps. The remaining 2 to 3 kg of uranium are present in activated charcoal beds, which are also scheduled to be removed from the reactor site. Since all of these materials (NaF traps and the uranium-laden charcoal) are not suitable for long-term storage, they will be converted to a chemical form [uranium oxide (U{sub 3}O{sub 8})], which is suitable for long-term storage. This document describes the process that will be used to recover and convert the uranium in the NaF traps into a stable oxide for long-term storage. Included are a description of the process, equipment, test results, and lessons learned. The process was developed for remote operation in a hot cell. Lessons learned from the prototype testing were incorporated into the process design.

  6. Prototype Tests for the Recovery and Conversion of UF6 Chemisorbed in NaF Traps for the Molten Salt Reactor Remediation Project

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    Del Cul, G.D.; Icenhour, A.S.; Simmons, D.W.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The remediation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) site includes the removal of about 37 kg of uranium. Of that inventory, about 23 kg have already been removed from the piping system and chemisorbed in 25 NaF traps. This material is being stored in Building 3019. The planned recovery of -11 kg of uranium from the fuel salt will generate another 15 to 19 NaF traps. The remaining 2 to 3 kg of uranium are present in activated charcoal beds, which are also scheduled to be removed from the reactor site. Since all of these materials (NaF traps and the uranium-laden charcoal) are not suitable for long-term storage, they will be converted to a chemical form [uranium oxide], which is suitable for long-term storage. This document describes the process that will be used to recover and convert the uranium in the NaF traps into a stable oxide for long-term storage. Included are a description of the process, equipment, test results, and lessons learned. The process was developed for remote operation in a hot cell. Lessons learned from the prototype testing were incorporated into the process design.

  7. A new study of the $^{22}$Ne(p,$?$)$^{23}$Na reaction deep underground: Feasibility, setup, and first observation of the 186 keV resonance

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    F. Cavanna; R. Depalo; M. -L. Menzel; M. Aliotta; M. Anders; D. Bemmerer; C. Broggini; C. G. Bruno; A. Caciolli; P. Corvisiero; T. Davinson; A. di Leva; Z. Elekes; F. Ferraro; A. Formicola; Zs. Fülöp; G. Gervino; A. Guglielmetti; C. Gustavino; Gy. Gyürky; G. Imbriani; M. Junker; R. Menegazzo; P. Prati; C. Rossi Alvarez; D. A. Scott; E. Somorjai; O. Straniero; F. Strieder; T. Szücs; D. Trezzi

    2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na reaction takes part in the neon-sodium cycle of hydrogen burning. This cycle is active in asymptotic giant branch stars as well as in novae and contributes to the nucleosythesis of neon and sodium isotopes. In order to reduce the uncertainties in the predicted nucleosynthesis yields, new experimental efforts to measure the $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na cross section directly at the astrophysically relevant energies are needed. In the present work, a feasibility study for a $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na experiment at the Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics (LUNA) 400\\,kV accelerator deep underground in the Gran Sasso laboratory, Italy, is reported. The ion beam induced $\\gamma$-ray background has been studied. The feasibility study led to the first observation of the $E_{\\rm p}$ = 186\\,keV resonance in a direct experiment. An experimental lower limit of 0.12\\,$\\times$\\,10$^{-6}$\\,eV has been obtained for the resonance strength. Informed by the feasibility study, a dedicated experimental setup for the $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na experiment has been developed. The new setup has been characterized by a study of the temperature and pressure profiles. The beam heating effect that reduces the effective neon gas density due to the heating by the incident proton beam has been studied using the resonance scan technique, and the size of this effect has been determined for a neon gas target.

  8. The Minnesota Wri.ng Project's Collabora.on with Teacher Educators in Norway Na.onal Center for Wri.ng Educa.on and Research (Skrivesenteret)

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    The Minnesota Wri.ng Project's Collabora.on with Teacher Educators in Norway (HiST) · Located in Trondheim, Norway It funcIons as a naIonal resource center their work with teachers throughout all of Norway. In order to obtain more first

  9. Nanoparticle/Graphene Capsules by Capillary Molding K. Sohn1, Y. J. Na1, H. Chang2, K. Roh2, H. D. Jang2 and J. Huang1

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    Shahriar, Selim

    MRSEC Nanoparticle/Graphene Capsules by Capillary Molding K. Sohn1, Y. J. Na1, H. Chang2, K. Roh2 Resources K. Sohn, et al., Chem. Comm., 48. 2, 5968 (2012). Hollow graphene capsules are synthesized by capillary molding of graphene oxide (GO) sheets against polystyrene bead template in evaporating aerosol

  10. Early-type stars observed in the ESO UVES Paranal Observatory Project: I -- Interstellar Na I UV, Ti II and Ca II K observations

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    I. Hunter; J. V. Smoker; F. P. Keenan; C. Ledoux; E. Jehin; R. Cabanac; C. Melo; S. Bagnulo

    2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an analysis of interstellar Na I (lambda=3302.37\\AA, 3302.98\\AA), Ti II (lambda=3383.76\\AA) and Ca II K (lambda=3933.66\\AA) absorption features for 74 sightlines towards O- and B-type stars in the Galactic disc. The data were obtained from the UVES Paranal Observatory Project, at a spectral resolution of 3.75km/s and with mean signal to noise ratios per pixel of 260, 300 and 430 for the Na I, Ti II and Ca II observations, respectively. Interstellar features were detected in all but one of the Ti II sightlines and all of the Ca II sightlines. The dependence of the column density of these three species with distance, height relative to the Galactic plane, H I column density, reddening and depletion relative to the solar abundance has been investigated. We also examine the accuracy of using the Na I column density as an indicator of that for H I. In general we find similar strong correlations for both Ti and Ca, and weaker correlations for Na. Our results confirm the general belief that Ti and Ca occur in the same regions of the interstellar medium and also that the Ti II/Ca II ratio is constant over all parameters. We hence conclude that the absorption properties of Ti and Ca are essentially constant under the general interstellar medium conditions of the Galactic disc.

  11. Synthesis of Na1.25V3O8 Nanobelts with Excellent Long-Term Stability for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries

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    Cao, Guozhong

    by the calcination temperatures. As cathode materials for lithium ion batteries, the Na1.25V3O8 nanobelts synthesized.25V3O8 nanobelts are promising cathode materials for secondary lithium batteries. KEYWORDS: sodium vanadium oxide, nanobelts, sol-gel, lithium-ion batteries, long-term stability 1. INTRODUCTION Because

  12. Study of a layered iron(III) phosphate phase Na3Fe3(PO4)4 used as positive electrode in lithium batteries

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    prepared by solid-state reaction was studied as positive electrode in lithium batteries. Up to 1.9 Li and lithium batteries. 1. Introduction : Recently, a new class of cathodic material based on iron phosphatesStudy of a layered iron(III) phosphate phase Na3Fe3(PO4)4 used as positive electrode in lithium

  13. 116 BULLETIN O F THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. ISEMOVAL O F BASS FROm INDIANA TO NORTH CAROLlNA B Y TEE

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    116 BULLETIN O F THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. ISEMOVAL O F BASS FROm INDIANA TO NORTH CAROLl of fish culture at present. The experience in bass propagation by Major Arnold, and the transfer fromNA B Y TEE UNITED STATEB FPSE oommmsmo1y. B y CNAS. W. SMILEY. Although the Fish Commission has

  14. The Cleveland MuseuM of naTural hisTorY nuMber 56 GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY OF LEMUDONG'O, KENYA

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    Hlusko, Leslea J.

    The Cleveland MuseuM of naTural hisTorY nuMber 56 GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY OF LEMUDONG'O, KENYA HISTORY OF PALEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE NAROK DISTRICT OF KENYA 1 Stanley H. Ambrose, Mwanzia David, A LATE MIOCENE TERRESTRIAL FOSSIL SITE IN SOUTHERN KENYA 38 Stanley H. Ambrose, Christopher J. Bell

  15. Simulation of the Bishop Steam Foam Pilot by T.W. Patzek and N.A. h4yhiil, Shell Development Co.

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    ,.. SEW SPE 18786 Simulation of the Bishop Steam Foam Pilot by T.W. Patzek and N.A. h4yhiil, Shell a simple model of steam foam transport and apply it to the Shell Kern River Bishop pilot. The only an incremental 5.5 percent OOIP recovery due to steam foam and additional 3 percent OOIP due to infill wells

  16. Composition dependence of the photophysical and photocatalytic properties of (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} solid solutions

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    Li Guoqiang [Photocatalytic Materials Center (PCMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Kako, Tetsuya; Wang Defa [Photocatalytic Materials Center (PCMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Zou Zhigang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Ye Jinhua [Photocatalytic Materials Center (PCMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)], E-mail: Jinhua.YE@nims.go.jp

    2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of orthorhombic photocatalysts (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} solid solutions have been synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. The composition dependence of the photophysical and photocatalytic properties of synthesized solid solutions has been investigated systematically. With an increase in the content of NaNbO{sub 3}, we found that (1) the lattice parameters decreased; (2) the Nb-O bond length in NbO{sub 6} octahedron reduced; (3) the band gap increased; and (4) the mean particle size decreased while the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area increased. Photocatalytic activities of the (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} (0{<=}x{<=}0.5) samples were evaluated from gaseous 2-propanol (IPA) decomposition into acetone and CO{sub 2} under visible-light irradiation emitted from blue-light-emitting diodes (BLEDs; light intensity: 0.01 mW cm{sup -2}). Among all the samples, the (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 0.6}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub 0.4} sample showed the highest photocatalytic activity. - Graphical abstract: A series of orthorhombic photocatalysts (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x} solid solutions have been synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. The composition dependence of the photophysical and photocatalytic properties of synthesized solid solutions has been investigated systematically. The solid solutions show higher visible-light photocatalytic activities for gaseous IPA decomposition in comparison with AgNbO{sub 3}, although the light intensity is 0.01 mW cm{sup -2}. Rate of acetone evolution under visible-light irradiation as a function of NaNbO{sub 3} content in (AgNbO{sub 3}){sub 1-x}(NaNbO{sub 3}){sub x}. The inset is the spectrum of BLEDs. The light intensity is 0.01 mW cm{sup -2}.

  17. doi:10.1016/S0016-7037(02)00026-7 The distribution of sodium ions in aluminosilicate glasses: A high-field Na-23 MAS and 3Q

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    of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2115, USA (Received May 22-SiO2 join) and its distribution using 23 Na magic-angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance) because of the reduced effect of second-order quadrupolar interaction, and 23 Na MAS NMR spectra thus

  18. Phase transition upon K{sup +} ion exchange into Na-low silica X: Combined NMR and synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study

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    Lee, Y.; Parise, J.B. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States)] [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Carr, S.W. [ANSTO, Menai (Australia)] [ANSTO, Menai (Australia)

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    The mechanism by which K{sup +} ions exchange into zeolite Na-low silica X (LSX) (Na{sub 96}Al{sub 96}Si{sub 96}O{sub 384}{center_dot}nH{sub 2}O) has ben determined by studying structures of the Na-LSX and K-LSX end members in the Na-K LSX solid solution series as well as samples exchanged at the 20%, 42% and 80% K{sup +} levels. A preliminary investigation using {sup 29}Si MAS NMR spectroscopy revealed a two-phase region in the solid solution near 80% K{sup +} exchange. Rietveld analysis of the powder diffraction data collected from hydrated samples showed that, up to 42% of K{sup +} exchange, K{sup +} ions were located preferentially at site I{prime}, just outside the double 6-ring (D6R) in the sodalite age, and at site II, above the single 6-ring (S6R) in the supercage. Introduction of K{sup +} ions into site I{prime} repositioned Na{sup +} ions into site I, at the center of the D6R. An abrupt change in the cubic lattice parameter from 25.0389(5) to 25.2086(5) {angstrom} marked the formation of a second phase at the 80% K{sup +}-exchange level as K{sup +} ions began to occupy site I. No coexistence of phases was observed for the fully K{sup +}-exchanged sample (a = 25.2486(2) {angstrom}), where sites I and II were fully occupied by K{sup +} ions.

  19. Comparison of CeBr3 with LaBr3:Ce, LaCl3:Ce, and NaI:Tl Detectors

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    Energy resolution and detection efficiency were compared between two sizes of cerium bromide (CeBr3) scintillators, three sizes of lanthanum bromide (LaBr3:Ce) scintillators, three sizes of sodium iodide (NaI:Tl) scintillators, and a lanthanum chloride (LaCl3:Ce) scintillator. Comparisons are made of key parameters such as energy resolution, detection efficiency, linearity, and self-activity of CeBr3, LaBr3:Ce, LaCl3:Ce, and NaI:Tl scintillator detectors. The scintillator detectors are tested by comparing the peak separation and identification in the energy range up to 3.0 MeV using 133Ba, 152Eu, and naturally occurring radioactive materials [1]. The study has shown that CeBr3 scintillator detectors provided by Saint-Gobain offer better resolution than NaI:Tl scintillator detectors. CeBr3 detectors could resolve some closely spaced peaks from 133Ba and 152Eu, which NaI:Tl could not. LaBr3:Ce has slightly better resolution, and a slightly higher efficiency than CeBr3. In this work, “self-activity” of each of these four detector types was measured by operating the detectors themselves. A comparison of the intrinsic activity for all of the detectors in this study is demonstrated. For CeBr3, the self-activity present may be reduced, or even eliminated in the future, through improved processes for growing the material. It will be discussed if, and under what conditions, CeBr3 may be better than LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce for detection of certain special nuclear material ?-rays [2]. An overall advantage of CeBr3 detectors over lanthanum halide and NaI:Tl detectors will be discussed.

  20. Chinese Journal of Polymer Science Vol. 29, No. 1, (2011), 117123 Chinese Journal of Polymer Science Chinese Chemical Society

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    Wan, Xin-hua

    INFRARED ELECTROCHROMIC VARIABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR FABRICATED BY LAYER-BY-LAYER ASSEMBLY* Jia Zheng, Yi University, Beijing 100871, China Abstract An electrochromic variable optical attenuator (ECVOA method for the preparation of ECVOA operating in near infrared region. Keywords: Electrochromic variable