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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals Print Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00 When it comes to metal catalysts, platinum is the standard. However, at about $2,000 an ounce, the high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide-scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Berkeley Lab research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small. Researchers from Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division have found that under high pressure-comparable to the pressures at which many industrial technologies operate-platinum surfaces can change their structure dramatically in response to the presence of high-coverage reactants. High-pressure scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) at ALS Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 allowed researchers to study catalysts' structure and composition under realistic conditions.

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Platinum Nanoclusters Out-Perform Single Crystals  

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gas, a reactant involved in many important industrial catalytic processes, including the Fischer-Tropsch process for making liquid hydrocarbons, the oxidation process in...

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Si-nanoclusters embedded into epitaxial rare earth oxides: Potential candidate for nonvolatile memory applications  

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Using an unconventional approach, single crystalline Si-nanoclusters (Si-NCs) with uniform size and higher density were embedded into epitaxial rare earth oxide with two-dimensional spatial arrangements at a defined distance from the substrate using ... Keywords: Epitaxial rare earth oxide, MBE, Nonvolatile memory, Si-nanocluster

Apurba Laha; E. Bugiel; A. Fissel; H. J. Osten

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Scientists Reveal Origin of Diverse Melting Behaviors of Aluminum Nanoclusters (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research reveals active role of cluster symmetries on the size-sensitive, diverse melting behaviors of metallic nanoclusters, providing insight to understanding phase changes of nanoparticles for thermal energy storage. Unlike macroscopic bulk materials, intermediate-sized nanoclusters with around 55 atoms inherently exhibit size-sensitive melting changes: adding just a single atom to a nanocluster can cause a dramatic change in melting behavior. Microscopic understanding of thermal behaviors of metal nanoclusters is important for nanoscale catalysis and thermal energy storage applications. However, it is a challenge to obtain a structural interpretation at the atomic level from measured thermodynamic quantities such as heat capacity. Using ab initio molecular dynamics simulations, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) revealed a clear correlation between the diverse melting behaviors of aluminum nanoclusters and cluster core symmetries. These simulations reproduced, for the first time, the size-sensitive heat capacities of aluminum nanoclusters, which exhibit several distinctive shapes associated with the diverse melting behaviors of the clusters. The size-dependent, diverse melting behaviors of the aluminum clusters are attributed to the reduced symmetry (from Td {yields} D2d {yields} Cs) with increasing the cluster sizes and can be used to help design thermal storage materials.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientists Discover How Nanocluster Contaminants Increase Risk...  

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of plutonium nanoclusters. Their research results were published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. "When plutonium forms into the clusters, its chemistry is...

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Purification of recombinant proteins with magnetic nanoclusters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focused on the development and analysis of a new class of magnetic fluids for recovery of recombinant proteins from fermentation broth. Magnetic fluids are colloidally stable dispersions of magnetic nanoclusters ...

Ditsch, Andre (Andre Paul)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On heat capacity of nanoclusters with a shell structure  

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Pair correlation effects in nanoclusters with a shell structure are analyzed by the exact diagonalization method. The singularity in the behavior of the heat capacity of such clusters is analyzed using the many-particle spectrum of nanoclusters.

Baturin, V. S., E-mail: baturin@lpi.ru; Losyakov, V. V., E-mail: losyakov@lpi.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photophysical characterization of fluorescent metal nanoclusters sythesized using oligonucleotides, proteins and small reagent moleucles  

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The size transition from bulk metals to insulating nanoparticles and eventually to single atoms passes through the relatively unexplored few-atom nanocluster region. With climensions close to the Fermi wavelength, these nanoclusters demonstrate molecule-like properties distinct from bulk metals or atoms, such as discrete and size-tunable electronic transitions which lead to photoluminescence. Current research aims to elucidate the fundamental photophysical properties of the existing metal nanoclusters made by different means and based on different encapsulation agents. Here, we report the study of the photophysical properties, including quantum yields, lifetimes, extinction coefficients, blinking dynamics and sizes, of silver and gold nanoclusters synthesized using oligonucleotides, a protein (bovine serum albumin) and a Good's buffer molecule (MES, 2-(N-morpholino)ethanesulfonic acid) as encapsulation agents. We also investigate the change of photoluminescence under varying conditions (time, temperature and salt). Furthermore, it is demonstrated here that fluorescent metal clusters can be used as a donor in forming resonance energy transfer pairs with a commercial organic quenching dye.

Yeh, Hsin-chih [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jaswinder, Sharma K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jennifer S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Werner, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Yoo, Hyojong [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Goldilocks Catalyst: Nanocluster 'just right' for Recycling...  

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Goldilocks Catalyst A Goldilocks Catalyst Nanocluster 'just right' for recycling carbon dioxide February 21, 2011 | Tags: Chemistry, Energy Technologies, Franklin Contact: John...

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Interfacial electron transfer dynamics of photosensitized zinc oxide nanoclusters  

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The authors have prepared and characterized photosensitized zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoclusters, dispersed in methanol, using carboxylated coumarin dyes for surface adsorption. Femtosecond time-resolved emission spectroscopy allows the authors to measure the photo-induced charge carrier injection rate constant from the adsorbed photosensitizer to the n-type semiconductor nanocluster. These results are compared with other photosensitized semiconductors.

Murakoshi, Kei; Yanagida, Shozo [Osaka Univ. (Japan). Graduate School of Engineering; Capel, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [and others

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning tunneling microscopic studies of SiO2 thin film supported metal nano-clusters  

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This dissertation is focused on understanding heterogeneous metal catalysts supported on oxides using a model catalyst system of SiO2 thin film supported metal nano-clusters. The primary technique applied to this study is scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The most important constituent of this model catalyst system is the SiO2 thin film, as it must be thin and homogeneous enough to apply electron or ion based surface science techniques as well as STM. Ultra-thin SiO2 films were successfully synthesized on a Mo(112) single crystal. The electronic and geometric structure of the SiO2 thin film was investigated by STM combined with LEED, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The relationship between defects on the SiO2 thin film and the nucleation and growth of metal nano-clusters was also investigated. By monitoring morphology changes during thermal annealing, it was found that the metal-support interaction is strongly dependent on the type of metal as well as on the defect density of the SiO2 thin film. Especially, it was found that oxygen vacancies and Si impurities play an important role in the formation of Pd-silicide. By substituting Ti atoms into the SiO2 thin film network, an atomically mixed TiO2-SiO2 thin film was synthesized. Furthermore, these Ti atoms play a role as heterogeneous defects, resulting in the creation of nucleation sites for Au nano-clusters. A marked increase in Au cluster density due to Ti defects was observed in STM. A TiO2-SiO2 thin film consisting of atomic Ti as well as TiOx islands was also synthesized by using higher amounts of Ti (17 %). More importantly, this oxide surface was found to have sinter resistant properties for Au nano-clusters, which are desirable in order to make highly active Au nano-clusters more stable under reaction conditions.

Min, Byoung Koun

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation  

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Understanding charge-transfer processes at the atomic level of nanoscale systems is of the utmost importance for designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other international research facilities investigated charge-transfer processes and subsequent ion fragmentation dynamics in nanoclusters composed of argon (Ar) shells and xenon (Xe) cores. The clusters were site-selectively ionized (i.e, ionization took place either in the xenon core or in the argon shell). Using a high-resolution photoelectron-ion coincidence technique at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 11.0.2, the researchers concluded that charge-transfer processes and fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the environment of the initially ionized atoms.

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation  

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Understanding charge-transfer processes at the atomic level of nanoscale systems is of the utmost importance for designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other international research facilities investigated charge-transfer processes and subsequent ion fragmentation dynamics in nanoclusters composed of argon (Ar) shells and xenon (Xe) cores. The clusters were site-selectively ionized (i.e, ionization took place either in the xenon core or in the argon shell). Using a high-resolution photoelectron-ion coincidence technique at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 11.0.2, the researchers concluded that charge-transfer processes and fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the environment of the initially ionized atoms.

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Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation  

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Site-Selective Ionization in Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent Fragmentation Print Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:00 Understanding charge-transfer processes at the atomic level of nanoscale systems is of the utmost importance for designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other international research facilities investigated charge-transfer processes and subsequent ion fragmentation dynamics in nanoclusters composed of argon (Ar) shells and xenon (Xe) cores. The clusters were site-selectively ionized (i.e, ionization took place either in the xenon core or in the argon shell). Using a high-resolution photoelectron-ion coincidence technique at ALS Beamlines 10.0.1 and 11.0.2, the researchers concluded that charge-transfer processes and fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the environment of the initially ionized atoms.

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Synthesis and catalytic properties of metal and semiconductor nanoclusters  

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Synthesis of metal or semiconductor nanoclusters in microheterogeneous oil-continuous inverse micelle systems is discussed. We focus on synthesis and catalytic properties of palladium, iron, and iron sulfide nanoclusters. Cluster size-control is achieved by changing the micelle size which is determined by small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and chosen to produce cluster in size range of 1-20 nm. Cluster sizes were determined by either transmission electron microscopy (TEM) or small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). Cluster structure was determined by either x-ray or electron diffraction. In the case of Fe nanoclusters the crystal structure depended on the chemical nature of the surfactant micelle used in the synthesis, illustrating the important role of the surfactant during the growth process. Results of in-situ pyrene hydrogenation using size-selected Pd clusters show a significant increase in activity/total surface area as the size decreases. These clusters also proved effective as unsupported catalysts for direct coal hydropyrolysis, even at very low metal concentrations. Synthesis and optical features of a new semiconductor cluster material, FeS{sub 2}, is discussed with regard to its use in photocatalysis. Application of FeS{sub 2} in coal hydrogenolysis reactions has improved yields of short chain hydrocarbons significantly compared to conventional FeS{sub 2} powders.

Wilcoxon, J.P.; Martino, T.; Klavetter, E.; Sylwester, A.P.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphology, Structure, and Chemistry of Nanoclusters in a Mechanically-Alloyed Nanostructured Ferritic Steel  

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Nanostructured ferritic steels have excellent elevated temperature strengths, creep resistances, and radiation tolerances due to the presence of a high density of Ti-Y-O-enriched nanoclusters. The compositions, morphologies, and structures of the smallest of these nanoclusters with maximum dimensions of {approx}2-4 nm were investigated in alloy 14YWT by high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography. Nanoclusters are found to be coherent with truncated rhombic dodecahedron morphologies defined by the {l_brace}100{r_brace} and {l_brace}110{r_brace} planes in the Fe matrix. Particles have compositions rich in Ti, O, Y, and Cr that are inconsistent with known oxide structures. The smallest nanoclusters appear to lack an identifiable crystal structure. Both nano-diffraction and focal series imaging through the sample thickness suggest that they are amorphous.

Brandes, Matthew C [Ohio State University; Kovarik, L. [Ohio State University; Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Mills, Michael J. [Ohio State University

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Science Prospectives Weakly bound buffer layers: A versatile template for metallic nano-clusters  

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Surface Science Prospectives Weakly bound buffer layers: A versatile template for metallic nano layers Metallic nano-crystals Film patterning Laser ablation a b s t r a c t Buffer layers composed controlled growth of nano-clusters and for patterning of thin metallic films. Metallic nano-crystals can

Asscher, Micha

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Memory characteristics of MOSFET with silicon nanoclusters formed using a pulse-type gas-feeding technique in the LPCVD system  

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The digital gas-feeding method was used in this study, with Si"2H"6 as the source gas, in a low-pressure chemical-vapor deposition system, to grow Si nanoclusters with high densities and uniform sizes. The densities of the Si nanoclusters rose to 7x10^1^1cm^-^2, ... Keywords: Digital gas-feeding, Flash memory, Nanocrystal floating-gate memory, Nonvolatile memory, Si nanocluster

Eunkyeom Kim; Kyoungmin Kim; Daeho Son; Jeongho Kim; Sunghwan Won; Wan-Shick Hong; Junghyun Sok; Kyoungwan Park

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creep Behavior and Deformation Mechanisms for Nanocluster-Strengthened Ferritic Steels  

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Mechanically alloyed, nanostructured ferritic steels represent a class of alloys that can display high resistance to radiation and creep deformation, which are derived from the presence of nanoclusters, precipitates and solute segregation to the grain boundaries. The creep responses for a 14YWT nanostructured ferritic steel were measured over a range of temperatures and stress levels. The stress exponent was observed to vary non-linearly with applied stress; stress exponents were found to decrease with decreasing stress approaching unity at low stress. Transmission electron microscopy studies clearly demonstrated that creep deformation proceeds by a dislocation glide within nanoscale grains and that glide dislocations are attracted to and pinned by nanoclusters. In light of these observations, a new model of the creep response, inspired by the Kocks-Argon-Ashby model, is developed to explain the low creep rates and small stress exponents that are exhibited by these alloys.

Brandes, Matthew C [Ohio State University; Kovarik, L. [Ohio State University; Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Daehn, Glenn [Ohio State University; Mills, Michael J. [Ohio State University

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of a V{sub 15} magnetic molecular nanocluster by the Monte Carlo method  

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Exchange interactions in a V{sub 15} magnetic molecular nanocluster are considered, and the process of magnetization reversal for various values of the set of exchange constants is analyzed by the Monte Carlo method. It is shown that the best agreement between the field dependence of susceptibility and experimental results is observed for the following set of exchange interaction constants in a V{sub 15} magnetic molecular nanocluster: J = 500 K, J Prime = 150 K, J Double-Prime = 225 K, J{sub 1} = 50 K, and J{sub 2} = 50 K. It is observed for the first time that, in a strong magnetic field, for each of the three transitions from low-spin to high-spin states, the heat capacity exhibits two closely spaced maxima.

Khizriev, K. Sh., E-mail: kamal71@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kh.I. Amirkhanov Institute of Physics, Dagestan Scientific Center (Russian Federation); Dzhamalutdinova, I. S.; Taaev, T. A. [Dagestan State University (Russian Federation)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CO Oxidation mechanism on CeO2-supported Au nanoclusters  

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To reveal the richer chemistry of CO oxidation by CeO2 supported Au Nanoclusters(NCs)/Nanoparticles, we design Au13 and Au12 supported on a flat and a stepped-CeO2 model (Au/CeO2) and study various kinds of CO oxidation mechanisms at the Au-CeO2 interface and the Au NC as well.

Kim H. Y.; Henkelman, G.

2013-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and optical properties of MoS{sub 2} nanoclusters  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Highly crystalline nanoclusters of MoS{sub 2} were synthesized and their optical absorption and photoluminescence spectra were investigated. Key results include: (1) strong quantum confinement effects with decreasing size; (2) preservation of the quasiparticle (or excitonic) nature of the optical response for clusters down to {approximately} 2.5 nm in size which are only two unit cells thick; (3) demonstration that 3-D confinement produces energy shifts which are over an order of magnitude larger than those due to 1-D confinement; (4) observation of large increases in the spin-orbit splittings at the top of the valence band at the K and M points of the Brillouin zone with decreasing cluster size; and (5) observation of photoluminescence due to both direct and surface recombination. Application is to photocatalysts for solar fuel production and detoxification of chemical waste.

Wilcoxon, J.P.; Newcomer, P.P.; Samara, G.A.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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L10 structure formation in slow-cooled Fe-Au nanoclusters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ordered L10 structure has been formed in near-stoichiometric Fe-Au alloy nanoparticles. The L10 structure with a?=?0.367?nm and c?=?0.360?nm was observed in nanoclusters with diameters below 10?nm after slow cooling from 600?C. The stable L10 structure formed from a parent fcc solid solution phase observed in the as-formed clusters. The fcc phase has a lattice parameter of 0.417?nm, significantly expanded compared to both Au and ?-Fe. The saturation magnetization and coercivity of both fcc and L10 structures were much lower than expected considering Fe dilution effects suggesting competing ferromagnetic and anti-ferromagnetic ordering.

Mukherjee, P.; Zhang, Ying; Kramer, Matthew J.; Lewis, L.H.; Shield, J.E.

2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoluminescence study of the structural evolution of amorphous and crystalline silicon nanoclusters during the thermal annealing of silicon suboxide films with different stoichiometry  

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The effect of the stoichiometry of thin silicon suboxide films on the processes of the formation and evolution of silicon nanoclusters during thermal annealing is studied by photoluminescence measurements. The samples are produced by the thermal sputtering of a SiO powder in an oxygen atmosphere, with the subsequent deposition of a 500 nm-thick SiO{sub x} layer onto a Si substrate. The morphological properties and size of Si nanoclusters are explored by analyzing the photoluminescence spectra and kinetics. A comparative study of the luminescence properties of thin SiO{sub x} layers with different stoichiometric parameters, x = 1.10, 1.29, 1.56, and 1.68, is accomplished for samples annealed at different temperatures in the range 850 to 1200 Degree-Sign C. The dependences of the photoluminescence decay time on the annealing temperature, the stoichiometric parameter of the initial silicon suboxide film, and the nanocluster size are studied.

Zhigunov, D. M., E-mail: dmzhigunov@physics.msu.ru; Shvydun, N. V.; Emelyanov, A. V.; Timoshenko, V. Yu.; Kashkarov, P. K. [Lomonosov Moscow State University, Physics Department (Russian Federation); Seminogov, V. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Laser and Information Technologies (Russian Federation)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of thermal treatment on the organization of copper and nickel nanoclusters synthesized from the gas phase  

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The condensation of 85000 Cu or Ni atoms from the high-temperature gas phase has been simulated by molecular dynamics with the tight binding potential. The efect of the subsequent thermal treatment on the shape and structure of synthesized particles was studied by simulating their gradual heating in a range of 100-1200 K. Some tendencies are revealed that are characteristic of the influence of heat treatment on the nanoparticles synthesized from the gas phase. It is concluded that short-term heating leads to significant ordering of the internal structure in 70% of agglomerated nanoparticles with the predominant formation of spherical shapes. In order to explain this result, the main mechanisms of cluster formation from the gas phase have been analyzed and it is found that the agglomeration temperature plays the main role in the formation of clusters with unified shape and structure. This opens the fundamental possibility of obtaining Cu and Ni nanoclusters with preset size, shape, and structure and, hence, predictable physical properties.

Gafner, Yu. Ya., E-mail: ygafner@khsu.ru; Gafner, S. L.; Chepkasov, I. V. [Katanov Khakassian State University (Russian Federation)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Roles of nanoclusters in shear banding and plastic deformation of bulk metallic glasses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the course of this research we published 33 papers in various physics/material journals. We select four representing papers in this report and their results are summarized as follows. I. To study shear banding process, it is pertinent to know the intrinsic shear strain rate within a propagating shear band. To this aim, we used nanoindentation technique to probe the mechanical response of a Au49Ag5.5Pd2.3Cu26.9Si16.3 bulk metallic glass in locality and found notable pop-in events associated with shear band emission. Using a free volume model and under the situation when temperature and stress/hardness are fixed result in an equation, which predicts that hardness serration caused by pop-in decreases exponentially with the strain rate. Our data are in good agreement with the prediction. The result also predicts that, when strain rate is higher than a critical strain rate of 1700 s^-1, there will be no hardness serration, thereby no pop-in. In other words, multiple shear bandings will take place and material will flow homogeneously. The critical strain rate of 1700 s^-1 can be treated as the intrinsic strain rate within a shear band. We subsequently carried out a simulation study and showed that, if the imposed strain rate was over , the shear band spacing would become so small that the entire sample would virtually behave like one major shear band. Using the datum strain rate =1700 s^-1 and based on a shear band nucleation model proposed by us, the size of a shear-band nucleus in Au-BMG was estimated to be 3 ???? 10^6 atoms, or a sphere of ~30 nm in diameter. II. Inspired by the peculiar result published in a Science article ?¢????Super Plastic Bulk Metallic Glasses at Room Temperature?¢???, we synthesized the Zr-based bulk metallic glass with a composition identical to that in the paper (Zr64.13Cu15.75Ni10.12Al10) and, subsequently, tested in compression at the same slow strain rate (~10^-4 s^-1). We found that the dominant deformation mode is always single shear. The stress-strain curve exhibited serrated pattern in the plastic region, which conventionally has been attributed to individual shear band propagation. The scanning electron micrographs taken from the deformed sample surface revealed regularly spaced striations. Analysis indicates that the observed stress-strain serrations are intimately related to the striations on the shear surface, suggesting the serrations were actually caused slip-and-stick shear along the principal shear plane. We further use video camera to conduct in situ compression experiments to unambiguously confirm the one-to-one temporal and spatial correspondence between the intermittent sliding and flow serration. This preferential shear band formation along the principal shear plane is, in fact, a natural consequence of Mode II crack, independent of strain softening or hardening, usually claimed in the literature. III. Flow serration in compression of metallic glasses is caused by the formation and propagation of localized shear bands. These shear bands propagate at an extremely high speed, so high that a load cell and load frame were unable to capture the details of the dynamic event. To subdue this problem, we conducted uniaxial compression on Zr64.13Cu15.75Ni10.12Al10 bulk metallic glass using a high-speed camera to capture the sample image and also high-sensitivity strain gauges attached to the test samples to directly measure the strain. The displacement-time curves obtained from the test and a magnified version of the displacement burst reveals clearly a three-step (acceleration, steady-state, and deceleration) process during shear band propagation. The fastest propagating speed occurring at the steady state is calculated as 8????10^2 ???µm/s. This speed is about 1,000 times faster than the crosshead speed. This explains the gradual disappearance of flow serration at higher strain rates previously reported during compression of

Nieh, T.G.

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Roles of nanoclusters in shear banding and plastic deformation of bulk metallic glasses  

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During the course of this research we published 33 papers in various physics/material journals. We select four representing papers in this report and their results are summarized as follows. I. To study shear banding process, it is pertinent to know the intrinsic shear strain rate within a propagating shear band. To this aim, we used nanoindentation technique to probe the mechanical response of a Au49Ag5.5Pd2.3Cu26.9Si16.3 bulk metallic glass in locality and found notable pop-in events associated with shear band emission. Using a free volume model and under the situation when temperature and stress/hardness are fixed result in an equation, which predicts that hardness serration caused by pop-in decreases exponentially with the strain rate. Our data are in good agreement with the prediction. The result also predicts that, when strain rate is higher than a critical strain rate of 1700 s^-1, there will be no hardness serration, thereby no pop-in. In other words, multiple shear bandings will take place and material will flow homogeneously. The critical strain rate of 1700 s^-1 can be treated as the intrinsic strain rate within a shear band. We subsequently carried out a simulation study and showed that, if the imposed strain rate was over , the shear band spacing would become so small that the entire sample would virtually behave like one major shear band. Using the datum strain rate =1700 s^-1 and based on a shear band nucleation model proposed by us, the size of a shear-band nucleus in Au-BMG was estimated to be 3 ???? 10^6 atoms, or a sphere of ~30 nm in diameter. II. Inspired by the peculiar result published in a Science article ?¢????Super Plastic Bulk Metallic Glasses at Room Temperature?¢???, we synthesized the Zr-based bulk metallic glass with a composition identical to that in the paper (Zr64.13Cu15.75Ni10.12Al10) and, subsequently, tested in compression at the same slow strain rate (~10^-4 s^-1). We found that the dominant deformation mode is always single shear. The stress-strain curve exhibited serrated pattern in the plastic region, which conventionally has been attributed to individual shear band propagation. The scanning electron micrographs taken from the deformed sample surface revealed regularly spaced striations. Analysis indicates that the observed stress-strain serrations are intimately related to the striations on the shear surface, suggesting the serrations were actually caused slip-and-stick shear along the principal shear plane. We further use video camera to conduct in situ compression experiments to unambiguously confirm the one-to-one temporal and spatial correspondence between the intermittent sliding and flow serration. This preferential shear band formation along the principal shear plane is, in fact, a natural consequence of Mode II crack, independent of strain softening or hardening, usually claimed in the literature. III. Flow serration in compression of metallic glasses is caused by the formation and propagation of localized shear bands. These shear bands propagate at an extremely high speed, so high that a load cell and load frame were unable to capture the details of the dynamic event. To subdue this problem, we conducted uniaxial compression on Zr64.13Cu15.75Ni10.12Al10 bulk metallic glass using a high-speed camera to capture the sample image and also high-sensitivity strain gauges attached to the test samples to directly measure the strain. The displacement-time curves obtained from the test and a magnified version of the displacement burst reveals clearly a three-step (acceleration, steady-state, and deceleration) process during shear band propagation. The fastest propagating speed occurring at the steady state is calculated as 8????10^2 ???µm/s. This speed is about 1,000 times faster than the crosshead speed. This explains the gradual disappearance of flow serration at higher strain rates previously reported during compression of

Nieh, T.G.

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A DFT+U study of structure and reducibility of CenO2n-x (n?4, 0?x?n) nanoclusters  

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Equilibrium structures, stability and reducibility of Ce{sub n}O{sub 2n-x} (n=1,4, x=0{approx}4) nanoclusters have been studied using first principles DFT+U method. The planar rhombus Ce{sub 2}O{sub 2} structure is found to be the building block for the most stable Ce{sub n}O{sub 2n-x} clusters. The normalized binding energy of the cluster decreases linearly with increasing cluster size. The most stable stoichiometric Ce{sub n}O{sub 2n-x} clusters are electronically in closed-shell configuration (singlet), while the non-stoichiometric Ce{sub n}O{sub 2n-x} clusters are in a high spin state (triplet or quintet). The reduction energy, i.e., the energy required to remove an oxygen atom from a cluster, increases with the size and the extent of reduction. On the other hand, per electron based reduction energy for the cluster to reach the same formal oxidation state is independent of the cluster size.

Mei, Donghai; Ge, Qingfeng

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and magnetic properties of MnAs nanoclusters formed by Mn ion implantation in GaAs  

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Ferromagnetic (FM) nanostructures embedded in semiconductors are of fundamental interest since their physical properties could be used in new devices such as memories, sensors or spintronics. In this work, we present results obtained on the synthesis and characterization of nanosized MnAs ferromagnets buried in GaAs. These nanocrystals are formed either by single Mn implantation or Mn + As co-implantation at room temperature into GaAs wafers at 141 and 180 keV respectively. Two doses, 1 x 10{sup 16} and 2 x 10{sup 16} ions {center_dot} cm{sup -2} for each impurity, are tested. Pieces of the wafers are then annealed by RTA or classical furnace annealing at various temperatures under N{sub 2} atmosphere for increasing times. HRTEM and diffraction analysis show that under such conditions MnAs precipitates form with a regular hexagonal structure, the 3m orientation-relationship of precipitates with respect to the matrix offers the most energetically stable configuration. Size distributions are systematically extracted from statistical analysis of ''2 beam'' TEM images. The precipitate mean diameters of nanocrystals populations range from 9 to 13 nm depending on the annealing conditions. Magnetization measurements by SQUID magnetometry on the same samples reveal a progressive transition from a superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature to an FM one at 2K, reflecting a distribution of blocking temperature, due to distribution of size and to dipolar interactions. Curie temperatures in the range of 360K were measured.

Serres, A.; Benassayag, G.; Respaud, M.; Armand, C.; Pesant, J.C.; Mari, A.; Liliental-Weber, Z.; Claverie, A.

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Single Photons  

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by Phillip Warner. Dive right into the single photon pages here. Program Contact: Tom Jordan Web Maintainer: qnet-webmaster@fnal.gov Last Updated: 18 January 2000 http:...

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Single Electron Coherence  

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... Single electron tunneling (SET) devices have the amazing property that we can measure and control the motion of electrons one-by-one. ...

2012-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor Nanoclusters as Potential Photocatalysts  

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High Power Electronics Based on the 2-Dimensional Electron Gas in GaN High Power Electronics Based on the 2-Dimensional Electron Gas in GaN Heterostructures by S. R. Kurtz, A. A. Allerman, and D. Koleski Motivation-GaN-based electronics offer miniaturization potential of radical proportions for microwave power amplifiers. GaN's large bandgap, high breakdown field, high electron velocity, and excellent thermal properties have led to high electron mobility transistors (HEMT) with up to 10x the power density of GaAs and other traditional semiconductors at frequencies up to 20 GHz. Further contributing to the outstanding performance of GaN-based amplifiers is the highly conducting, 2-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) used for the HEMT channel. Intrinsic polarization and piezoelectric properties of GaN materials can produce a 2DEG at an

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Semiconductor Nanoclusters as Potential Photocatalysts  

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0001 0001 Transport and Kinetic Processes in GaN Epitaxial Lateral Overgrowth M. E. Coltrin and C. C. Mitchell Motivation-GaN is a wide band gap semi- conductor with a broad range of potential appli- cations, e.g., high-temperature electronics, op- telectronics, chemical or biological sensors. GaN thin films usually have a high defect den- sity, leading to poor performance. Epitaxial Lat- eral Overgrowth (ELO) has been shown to greatly reduce defect densities, often by factors of 100 or more. We are conducting fundamental studies of GaN growth kinetics during ELO. Accomplishment-In ELO, a mask pattern of dielectric material is deposited on top of a GaN buffer layer. Further growth of GaN occurs se- lectively on exposed areas of the underlying buffer layer, and not on the dielectric material.

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Semiconductor Nanoclusters as Potential Photocatalysts  

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Development of Cantilever Epitaxy to Produce High Quality GaN with Reduced Development of Cantilever Epitaxy to Produce High Quality GaN with Reduced Threading Dislocation Densities by C. C. Mitchell, A. A. Allerman, C. I. H. Ashby, R. D. Briggs, D. M. Follstadt, S. L. Lee, D. D. Koleske Motivation-GaN grown on any currently available substrates has an inherent problem of having to overcome a large lattice mismatch with the substrate. As a result typical planar GaN includes anywhere from 10 8 - 10 10 threading dislocations per square centimeter. Cantilever epitaxy (CE) is a technique developed to produce areas of GaN with a reduced number of vertical threading dislocations (VTDs) over large areas. Low defect materials are required to reduce leakage and breakdown of both electronic and opto- electronic devices. Accomplishment-This

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Single event mass spectrometry  

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A means and method for single event time of flight mass spectrometry for analysis of specimen materials. The method of the invention includes pulsing an ion source imposing at least one pulsed ion onto the specimen to produce a corresponding emission of at least one electrically charged particle. The emitted particle is then dissociated into a charged ion component and an uncharged neutral component. The ion and neutral components are then detected. The time of flight of the components are recorded and can be used to analyze the predecessor of the components, and therefore the specimen material. When more than one ion particle is emitted from the specimen per single ion impact, the single event time of flight mass spectrometer described here furnis This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG82 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.

Conzemius, Robert J. (Ames, IA)

1990-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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SINGLE CRYSTAL NEUTRON DIFFRACTION.  

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Single-crystal neutron diffraction measures the elastic Bragg reflection intensities from crystals of a material, the structure of which is the subject of investigation. A single crystal is placed in a beam of neutrons produced at a nuclear reactor or at a proton accelerator-based spallation source. Single-crystal diffraction measurements are commonly made at thermal neutron beam energies, which correspond to neutron wavelengths in the neighborhood of 1 Angstrom. For high-resolution studies requiring shorter wavelengths (ca. 0.3-0.8 Angstroms), a pulsed spallation source or a high-temperature moderator (a ''hot source'') at a reactor may be used. When complex structures with large unit-cell repeats are under investigation, as is the case in structural biology, a cryogenic-temperature moderator (a ''cold source'') may be employed to obtain longer neutron wavelengths (ca. 4-10 Angstroms). A single-crystal neutron diffraction analysis will determine the crystal structure of the material, typically including its unit cell and space group, the positions of the atomic nuclei and their mean-square displacements, and relevant site occupancies. Because the neutron possesses a magnetic moment, the magnetic structure of the material can be determined as well, from the magnetic contribution to the Bragg intensities. This latter aspect falls beyond the scope of the present unit; for information on magnetic scattering of neutrons see Unit 14.3. Instruments for single-crystal diffraction (single-crystal diffractometers or SCDs) are generally available at the major neutron scattering center facilities. Beam time on many of these instruments is available through a proposal mechanism. A listing of neutron SCD instruments and their corresponding facility contacts is included in an appendix accompanying this unit.

KOETZLE,T.F.

2001-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS  

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Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to develop fundamental tools to measure the response of live cells to mechanical stimulation. The mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical forces evaluate the underlying mechanisms of cell mechanics. Objective Impact and Customers · Cancer, heart

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Single-exciton nanocrystal laser  

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A laser system employing amplification via a single exciton regime and to optical gain media having single exciton amplification is provided.

Klimov, Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM); Ivanov, Sergei A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Single spin asymmetries at CLAS  

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We present recent results from Jefferson Lab's CLAS detector on beam and target single-spin asymmetries in single pion electroproduction off unpolarized hydrogen and polarized NH 3 targets. Non-zero single-beam and single-target spin asymmetries are observed for the first time in semi-inclusive and exclusive pion production in hard-scattering kinematics.

Harut Avakian; Latifa Elouadrhiri

2003-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Single rotor turbine engine  

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There has been invented a turbine engine with a single rotor which cools the engine, functions as a radial compressor, pushes air through the engine to the ignition point, and acts as an axial turbine for powering the compressor. The invention engine is designed to use a simple scheme of conventional passage shapes to provide both a radial and axial flow pattern through the single rotor, thereby allowing the radial intake air flow to cool the turbine blades and turbine exhaust gases in an axial flow to be used for energy transfer. In an alternative embodiment, an electric generator is incorporated in the engine to specifically adapt the invention for power generation. Magnets are embedded in the exhaust face of the single rotor proximate to a ring of stationary magnetic cores with windings to provide for the generation of electricity. In this alternative embodiment, the turbine is a radial inflow turbine rather than an axial turbine as used in the first embodiment. Radial inflow passages of conventional design are interleaved with radial compressor passages to allow the intake air to cool the turbine blades.

Platts, David A. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-Nucleon Densities  

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Densities Densities This web page presents single-nucleon densities calculated for a variety of nuclei in the range A=2-10 with some preliminary results for A=11,12. These are from variational Monte Carlo calculations (VMC) using the Argonne v18 two-nucleon and Urbana X three-nucleon potentials (AV18+UX). (Urbana X is intermediate between the Urbana IX and Illinois-7 models; it has the form of UIX supplemented with a two-pion S-wave piece, while the strengths of its terms are taken from the IL7 model. It does NOT have the three-pion-ring term of IL7.) These VMC wave functions are the starting trial functions for a number of recent Green's function Monte Carlo (GFMC) calculations: Brida, et al., Phys. Rev. C 84, 024319 (2011); McCutchan, et al., Phys. Rev. C 86, 024315 (2012);

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Single-Column Modeling  

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C.J. Somerville and S. F. lacobellis C.J. Somerville and S. F. lacobellis Climate Research Division Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093-0224 Our project is centered around a computationally efficient and economical one-dimensional (vertical) model, resembling a single column of a general circulation model (GCM) grid, applied to the experimental site of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. The model contains a full set of modern GCM parameterizations of subgrid physical processes. To force the model, the advective terms in the budget equations are specified observationally from operational numerical weather prediction analyses. These analyses, based on four-dimensional data assimilation techniques, provide dynamically consistent wind fields and horizontal gradients

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Characterization of fundamental catalytic properties of MoS2/WS2 nanotubes and nanoclusters for desulfurization catalysis - a surface temperature study  

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The prior project consisted of two main project lines. First, characterization of novel nanomaterials for hydrodesulfurization (HDS) applications. Second, studying more traditional model systems for HDS such as vapor-deposited silica-supported Mo and MoSx clusters. In the first subproject, we studied WS2 and MoS2 fullerene-like nanoparticles as well as WS2 nanotubes. Thiophene (C4H4S) was used as the probe molecule. Interestingly, metallic and sulfur-like adsorption sites could be identified on the silica-supported fullerene-particles system. Similar structures are seen for the traditional system (vapor-deposited clusters). Thus, this may be a kinetics fingerprint feature of modern HDS model systems. In addition, kinetics data allowed characterization of the different adsorption sites for thiophene on and inside WS2 nanotube bundles. The latter is a unique feature of nanotubes that has not been reported before for any inorganic nanotube system; however, examples are known for carbon nanotubes, including prior work of the PI. Although HDS has been studied for decades, utilizing nanotubes as nanosized HDS reactors has never been tried before, as far as we know. This is of interest from a fundamental perspective. Unfortunately, the HDS activity of the nanocatalysts at ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions was close to the detection limit of our techniques. Therefore, we propose to run experiments at ambient pressure on related nanopowder samples as part of the renewal application utilizing a now-available GC (gas chromatograph) setup. In addition, Ni and Co doped nanocatalyts are proposed for study. These dopants will boost the catalytic activity. In the second subproject of the prior grant, we studied HDS-related chemistry on more traditional supported cluster catalysts. Mo clusters supported by physical vapor deposition (PVD) on silica have been characterized. Two reaction pathways are evident when adsorbing thiophene on Mo and MoSx clusters: molecular adsorption and dissociation. PVD Mo clusters turned out to be very reactive toward thiophene bond activation. Sulfur and carbon residuals form, which poison the catalyst and sulfide the Mo clusters. Sulfided silica-supported MoSx samples are not reactive toward thiophene bond activation. In addition to S and C deposits, H2, H2S, and small organic molecules were detected in the gas phase. Catalyst reactivation procedures, including O2 and atomic hydrogen treatments, have been tested. Cluster size effects have been seen: thiophene adsorbs molecularly with larger binding energies on smaller clusters. However, larger clusters have smaller activation energy for C4H4S bond activation than smaller clusters. The latter is consistent with early catalysis studies. Kinetics and dynamics parameters have been determined quantitatively. We spent a significant amount of time on upgrades of our equipment. A 2nd-hand refurbished X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) has been integrated into the existing molecular beam scattering system and is already operational (supported by the DoE supplemental grant available in October 2009). We also added a time of flight (TOF) system to the beam scattering apparatus and improved on the accessible impact energy range (new nozzle heater and gas mixing manifold) for the beam scattering experiments. In addition, a GC-based powder atmospheric flow reactor for studies on powder samples is now operational. Furthermore, a 2nd UHV kinetics system has been upgraded as well. In summary, mostly single crystal systems have so far been considered in basic science studies about HDS. Industrial catalysts, however, can be better approximated with the supported cluster systems that we studied in this project. Furthermore, an entirely new class of HDS systems, namely fullerene-like particles and inorganic nanotubes, has been included. Studying new materials and systems has the potential to impact science and technology. The systems investigated are closely related to energy and environmental-related surface science/catalysis. This prior project, conducted at NDSU by a sma

U. Burghaus

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification  

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Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification of Uncultivated Organisms Mircea Podar , Martin Keller , and Philip Hugenholtz (* ü ) Abstract Whole genome amplification of single cells is emerging as a powerful technique for accessing the genomes of individual members of microbial communi- ties without the complication of identifying the source of sequence data posed by shotgun sequencing of environmental samples (metagenomics). This method holds particular promise for the molecular unveiling of uncultivated organisms that com- prise the bulk of the microbial diversity and functionality on our planet. 1 Introduction Over the last two decades, it has become increasingly apparent that microbial diversity

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Manipulability of Single Transferable Vote  

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For many voting rules, it is NP-hard to compute a successful manipulation. However, NP-hardness only bounds the worst-case complexity. Recent theoretical results suggest that manipulation may often be easy in practice. We study empirically the cost of manipulating the single transferable vote (STV) rule. This was one of the first rules shown to be NP-hard to manipulate. It also appears to be one of the harder rules to manipulate since it involves multiple rounds and since, unlike many other rules, it is NP-hard for a single agent to manipulate without weights on the votes or uncertainty about how the other agents have voted. In almost every election in our experiments, it was easy to compute how a single agent could manipulate the election or to prove that manipulation by a single agent was impossible. It remains an interesting open question if manipulation by a coalition of agents is hard to compute in practice.

Walsh, Toby

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Particle Difraction at FLASH  

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Single-pulse coherent diffraction patterns have been collected from randomly injected single particles with a soft X-ray free-electron laser (FEL). The intense focused FEL pulse gives a high-resolution low-noise coherent diffraction pattern of the object before that object turns into a plasma and explodes. A diffraction pattern of a single particle will only be recorded when the particle arrival into the FEL interaction region coincides with FEL pulse arrival and detector integration. The properties of the experimental apparatus coinciding with these three events set the data acquisition rate. For our single particle FLASH diffraction imaging experiments: (1) an aerodynamic lens stack prepared a particle beam that consisted of particles moving at 150-200 m/s positioned randomly in space and time, (2) the 10 fs long FEL pulses were delivered at a fixed rate, and (3) the detector was set to integrate and readout once every two seconds. The effect of these experimental parameters on the rate of data acquisition using randomly injected particles will be discussed. Overall, the ultrashort FEL pulses do not set the limit of the data acquisition, more important is the effective interaction time of the particle crossing the FEL focus, the pulse sequence structure and the detector readout rate. Example diffraction patterns of randomly injected ellipsoidal iron oxide nanoparticles in different orientations are presented. This is the first single particle diffraction data set of identical particles in different orientations collected on a shot-to-shot basis. This data set will be used to test algorithms for recovering 3D structure from single particle diffraction.

Bogan, M.; Boutet, S.; Starodub, Dmitri; Decorwin-Martin, Philippe; /SLAC; Chapman, H.; Bajt, S.; Schulz, J.; /DESY; Hajdu, Janos; Seibert, M.M.; Iwan, Bianca; Timneanu, Nicusor; /Uppsala U.; Marchesini, Stefano; /LBL, Berkeley; Barty, Anton; Benner, W.Henry; Frank, Matthias; Hau-Riege, Stefan P.; Woods, Bruce; /LLNL, Livermore; Rohner, Urs; /Tofwerk AG, Thun

2010-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine  

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications. June 26, 2013 Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in...

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Single element laser beam shaper  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single lens laser beam shaper for converting laser beams from any spatial profile to a flat-top or uniform spatial profile. The laser beam shaper includes a lens having two aspheric surfaces. The beam shaper significantly simplifies the overall structure in comparison with conventional 2-element systems and therefore provides great ease in alignment and reduction of cost.

Zhang, Shukui (Yorktown, VA); Michelle D. Shinn (Newport News, VA)

2005-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-bunch synchrotron shutter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for selecting a single synchrotron pulse from the millions of pulses provided per second from a synchrotron source includes a rotating spindle located in the path of the synchrotron pulses. The spindle has multiple faces of a highly reflective surface, and having a frequency of rotation f. A shutter is spaced from the spindle by a radius r, and has an open position and a closed position. The pulses from the synchrotron are reflected off the spindle to the shutter such that the speed s of the pulses at the shutter is governed by: s=4 {times} {pi} {times} r {times} such that a single pulse is selected for transmission through an open position of the shutter.

Norris, J.R.; Tang, Jau-Huei; Chen, Lin; Thurnauer, M.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Advances Single Photon Management for Quantum ...  

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NIST Advances Single Photon Management for Quantum Computers. For Immediate Release: January 19, 2011. ...

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization-controlled single photons  

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Vacuum-stimulated Raman transitions are driven between two magnetic substates of a rubidium-87 atom strongly coupled to an optical cavity. A magnetic field lifts the degeneracy of these states, and the atom is alternately exposed to laser pulses of two different frequencies. This produces a stream of single photons with alternating circular polarization in a predetermined spatio-temporal mode. MHz repetition rates are possible as no recycling of the atom between photon generations is required. Photon indistinguishability is tested by time-resolved two-photon interference.

T. Wilk; S. C. Webster; H. P. Specht; G. Rempe; A. Kuhn

2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization-controlled single photons  

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Vacuum-stimulated Raman transitions are driven between two magnetic substates of a rubidium-87 atom strongly coupled to an optical cavity. A magnetic field lifts the degeneracy of these states, and the atom is alternately exposed to laser pulses of two different frequencies. This produces a stream of single photons with alternating circular polarization in a predetermined spatio-temporal mode. MHz repetition rates are possible as no recycling of the atom between photon generations is required. Photon indistinguishability is tested by time-resolved two-photon interference.

Wilk, T; Rempe, G; Specht, H P; Webster, S C

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SINGLE HEATER TEST FINAL REPORT  

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The Single Heater Test is the first of the in-situ thermal tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its program of characterizing Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the potential site for a proposed deep geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste. The Site Characterization Plan (DOE 1988) contained an extensive plan of in-situ thermal tests aimed at understanding specific aspects of the response of the local rock-mass around the potential repository to the heat from the radioactive decay of the emplaced waste. With the refocusing of the Site Characterization Plan by the ''Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program Plan'' (DOE 1994), a consolidated thermal testing program emerged by 1995 as documented in the reports ''In-Situ Thermal Testing Program Strategy'' (DOE 1995) and ''Updated In-Situ Thermal Testing Program Strategy'' (CRWMS M&O 1997a). The concept of the Single Heater Test took shape in the summer of 1995 and detailed planning and design of the test started with the beginning fiscal year 1996. The overall objective of the Single Heater Test was to gain an understanding of the coupled thermal, mechanical, hydrological, and chemical processes that are anticipated to occur in the local rock-mass in the potential repository as a result of heat from radioactive decay of the emplaced waste. This included making a priori predictions of the test results using existing models and subsequently refining or modifying the models, on the basis of comparative and interpretive analyses of the measurements and predictions. A second, no less important, objective was to try out, in a full-scale field setting, the various instruments and equipment to be employed in the future on a much larger, more complex, thermal test of longer duration, such as the Drift Scale Test. This ''shake down'' or trial aspect of the Single Heater Test applied not just to the hardware, but also to the teamwork and cooperation between multiple organizations performing their part in the test.

J.B. Cho

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Molecule Studies of Chromatin  

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The DNA in eukaryotic cells is tightly packaged as chromatin through interactions with histone proteins to form nucleosomes. These nucleosomes are themselves packed together through interactions with linker histone and non-histone proteins. In order for processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and transcription to occur, the chromatin fiber must be remodeled such that the necessary enzymes can access the DNA. The structure of the chromatin fiber beyond the level of the single nucleosome and the structural changes which accompany the remodeling process are poorly understood. We are studying the structures and forces behind the remodeling process through the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM). This allows both high-resolution imaging of the chromatin, and manipulation of individual fibers. Pulling a single chromatin fiber apart using the AFM tip yields information on the forces which hold the structure together. We have isolated chromatin fibers from chicken erythrocytes and Chinese hamster ovary cell lines. AFM images of these fibers will be presented, along with preliminary data from the manipulation of these fibers using the AFM tip. The implications of these data for the structure of chromatin undergoing the remodeling process are discussed.

Jeans, C; Colvin, M E; Thelen, M P; Noy, A

2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward single-cycle optical pulses  

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Single-cycle optical pulses, the never-before-achieved regime, have a great potential for attosecond science and phase-sensitive nonlinear optics. To achieve single-cycle optical pulses by active synchronization, three ...

Kim, Jung-Won, 1976-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single artificial-atom lasing  

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Solid-state superconducting circuits are versatile systems in which quantum states can be engineered and controlled. Recent progress in this area has opened up exciting possibilities for exploring fundamental physics as well as applications in quantum information technology; in a series of experiments it was shown that such circuits can be exploited to generate quantum optical phenomena, by designing superconducting elements as artificial atoms that are coupled coherently to the photon field of a resonator. Here we demonstrate a lasing effect with a single artificial atom - a Josephson-junction charge qubit - embedded in a superconducting resonator. We make use of one of the properties of solid-state artificial atoms, namely that they are strongly and controllably coupled to the resonator modes. The device is essentially different from existing lasers and masers; one and the same artificial atom excited by current injection produces many photons.

O. Astafiev; K. Inomata; A. O. Niskanen; T. Yamamoto; Yu. A. Pashkin; Y. Nakamura; J. S. Tsai

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-Chain Antibody Library  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have constructed a nonimmune library consisting of 109 human antibody scFv fragments, which have been cloned and expressed on the surface of yeast. Nanomolar-affinity scFvs are routinely obtained by magnetic bead screening and flow cytometric sorting. The yeast library can be amplified 1010 fold without measurable loss of clonal diversity. This allows for indefinite expansion of the library. All scFv clones can be assessed directly on the yeast cell surface by immunofluorescent labeling and flow cytometry, obviating separate subcloning, expression, and purification steps. The ability to use multiplex library screening demonstrates the utility of this approach for high-throughput antibody isolation for proteomic applications. The yeast library may be used for research projects or teaching performed for U.S. Government purposes only. If you would like to request an aliquot of the single-chain antibody library for your research, please print and fill out the Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA) [PDF, 20K]. The website provides the contact information for mailing the MTA. [copied from http://www.sysbio.org/dataresources/singlechain.stm

Baird, Cheryl

64

Single Molecule Studies of Chromatin  

SciTech Connect

In eukaryotic cells, DNA is packaged as chromatin, a highly ordered structure formed through the wrapping of the DNA around histone proteins, and further packed through interactions with a number of other proteins. In order for processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, and transcription to occur, the structure of chromatin must be remodeled such that the necessary enzymes can access the DNA. A number of remodeling enzymes have been described, but our understanding of the remodeling process is hindered by a lack of knowledge of the fine structure of chromatin, and how this structure is modulated in the living cell. We have carried out single molecule experiments using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to study the packaging arrangements in chromatin from a variety of cell types. Comparison of the structures observed reveals differences which can be explained in terms of the cell type and its transcriptional activity. During the course of this project, sample preparation and AFM techniques were developed and optimized. Several opportunities for follow-up work are outlined which could provide further insight into the dynamic structural rearrangements of chromatin.

Jeans, C; Thelen, M P; Noy, A

2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

65

Single Sign-on: Myth or Reality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... SSO Outlook The trends are positive, but a single log-on ... Clifford Stoll, Silicon Snake Oil, Second Thoughts on ... Wes McClean - Consumer's Gas ...

2000-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

66

Single-Strand Conformational Polymorphism Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

base change in the sequence can cause single-stranded DNA to migrate ... human genome is thus increasingly important in elucidating the pathogenesis.

67

Rhetoric of present single-sourcing methodologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, I detail what Bill Hart-Davidson describes as the "anxiety" that many technical communicators have about implementations of single source documentation. Specifically, I briefly explore what I see as some of the key potential rhetorical ... Keywords: documentation, single source, text reuse, theory

Dave Clark

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Single Top Quark Production at the Tevatron  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark, has been discovered in 1995 by the CDF and D0 collaborations in ttbar events, it took 14 more years until the observation of single top quark production. In this article, we discuss recent studies of single top quark production by the CDF and D0 collaborations at the Tevatron. In particular, we present the measurement of single top quark s- and t-channel production combined, the first observation of t-channel production, the simultaneous measurement of s- and t-channel production cross sections as well as the extraction of the CMK matrix element |Vtb}|.

Yvonne Peters; for the CDF; D0 Collaborations

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

69

Single Top Production at the Tevatron  

SciTech Connect

We present recent results of single top quark production in the lepton plus jet final state, performed by the CDF and D0 collaborations based on 7.5 and 5.4 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collision data collected at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV from the Fermilab Tevatron collider. Multivariate techniques are used to separate the single top signal from the backgrounds. Both collaborations present measurements of the single top quark cross section and the CKM matrix element |V{sub tb}|. A search for anomalous Wtb coupling from D0 is also presented.

Wu, Zhenbin; /Baylor U.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Single-photon source characterization with infrared-sensitive superconducting single-photon detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single-photon sources and detectors are key enabling technologies in quantum information processing. Nanowire-based superconducting single-photon detectors (SSPDs) offer single-photon detection from the visible well into the infrared with low dark counts, low jitter and short dead times. We report on the high fidelity characterization (via antibunching and spontaneous emission lifetime measurements) of a cavity-coupled single-photon source at 902 nm using a pair of SSPDs. The twin SSPD scheme reported here is well-suited to the characterization of single-photon sources at telecom wavelengths (1310 nm, 1550 nm).

Robert H. Hadfield; Martin J. Stevens; Richard P. Mirin; Sae Woo Nam

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

71

Press Pass - Press Release - Single top quark  

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9-04 9-04 March 9, 2009 For immediate release Media Contacts: Judy Jackson, Fermilab, +1-630-840-3351, jjackson@fnal.gov Kurt Riesselmann, Fermilab, +1-630-840-3351, kurtr@fnal.gov Graphics and photos are available at: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/presspass/images/Single-Top-Quark-2009.html Fermilab collider experiments discover rare single top quark Batavia, Ill.-Scientists of the CDF and DZero collaborations at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have observed particle collisions that produce single top quarks. The discovery of the single top confirms important parameters of particle physics, including the total number of quarks, and has significance for the ongoing search for the Higgs particle at Fermilab's Tevatron, currently the world's most powerful operating particle accelerator.

72

Control of single spin in Markovian environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this article we study the control of single spin in Markovian environment. Given an initial state, we compute all the possible states to which the spin can be driven at arbitrary time, under the assumption that fast ...

Yuan, Haidong

73

Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine  

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications has a radial compressor/pump having radially disposed spaced apart fins forming passages and a radial turbine having hollow turbine blades interleaved with the fins and through which fluid from the radial compressor/pump flows. The rotor can, in some applications, be used to produce electrical power. U.S. Patent No.: 7,044,718 (DOE S-100,626) Patent Application Filing Date: July 8, 2003 Patent Issue Date: May 16, 2006 Licensing Status: Available for Express Licensing (?). View terms and a sample license agreement.

74

Hanford Single-Shell Tank Integrity Program  

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

Operations Contract Hanford Single Hanford Single- -Shell Shell Hanford Single Hanford Single Shell Shell Tank Integrity Tank Integrity Program Program Herbert S Berman Herbert S Berman Herbert S. Berman Herbert S. Berman July 29, 2009 July 29, 2009 1 Page 1 Tank Operations Contract Introduction * The Hanford site's principle historic mission was plutonium production for the manufacture of nuclear weapons. * Between 1944 and 1988, the site operated nine graphite- moderated light-water production reactors to irradiate moderated, light-water, production reactors to irradiate fuel and produce plutonium. * Four large chemical separations plants were run to extract plutonium from the fuel, and a variety of laboratories, support facilities, and related infrastructure to support production

75

Avoiding local optima in single particle reconstruction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In single-particle reconstruction, a 3D structure is reconstructed from a large number of randomly oriented 2D projections, using techniques related to computed tomography. Unlike in computed tomography, however, the orientations of the projections must ...

Marshall Bern; Jindong Chen; Hao Chi Wong

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Single mode pulsed dye laser oscillator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single mode pulsed dye laser oscillator is disclosed. The dye laser oscillator provides for improved power efficiency by reducing the physical dimensions of the overall laser cavity, which improves frequency selection capability. 6 figs.

Hackel, R.P.

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

77

Shaping the Phase of a Single Photon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While the phase of a coherent light field can be precisely known, the phase of the individual photons that create this field, considered individually, cannot. Phase changes within single-photon wave packets, however, have observable effects. In fact, actively controlling the phase of individual photons has been identified as a powerful resource for quantum communication protocols. Here we demonstrate the arbitrary phase control of a single photon. The phase modulation is applied without affecting the photon's amplitude profile and is verified via a two-photon quantum interference measurement, which can result in the fermionic spatial behaviour of photon pairs. Combined with previously demonstrated control of a single photon's amplitude, frequency, and polarisation, the fully deterministic phase shaping presented here allows for the complete control of single-photon wave packets.

H. P. Specht; J. Bochmann; M. Muecke; B. Weber; E. Figueroa; D. L. Moehring; G. Rempe

2009-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

78

Dynamic Stabilization of Atmospheric Single Column Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single column models (SCMs) provide an economical framework for assessing the sensitivity of atmospheric temperature and humidity to natural and imposed perturbations, and also for developing improved representations of diabatic processes in ...

John W. Bergman; Prashant D. Sardeshmukh

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Single Family Residential Stormwater Management Guidelines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

stormwater general permit (permit) implements the federal Clean Water Act. The permit is administered by the Washington State Department of Ecology and requires stormwater management for new development and redevelopment projects (including Single Family

Single Family Residential

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Peoples Gas Single Family Direct Install (Illinois)  

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

Owners of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and two-flats may be eligible for a free installation of new programmable thermostats, pipe insulation, showerheads, and faucet aerators through...

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81

Spin effects in single-electron transistors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Basic electron transport phenomena observed in single-electron transistors (SETs) are introduced, such as Coulomb-blockade diamonds, inelastic cotunneling thresholds, the spin-1/2 Kondo effect, and Fano interference. With ...

Granger, Ghislain

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Light Scattering by Single Natural Ice Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the South Pole Ice Crystal Experiment, angular scattering intensities (ASIs) of single ice crystals formed in natural conditions were measured for the first time with the polar nephelometer instrument. The microphysical properties of the ...

Valery Shcherbakov; Jean-Franois Gayet; Brad Baker; Paul Lawson

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Interconvertibility of single-rail optical qubits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show how to convert between partially coherent superpositions of a single photon with the vacuum using linear optics and postselection based on homodyne measurements. We introduce a generalized quantum efficiency for such states and show that any conversion that decreases this quantity is possible. We also prove that our scheme is optimal by showing that no linear optical scheme with generalized conditional measurements, and with one single-rail qubit input can improve the generalized efficiency.

Dominic W. Berry; Alexander I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

84

Single top quark measurements with CMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measurements of single top quark production are presented, performed using CMS data collected in 2011 and 2012 at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The cross sections for the electroweak production of single top quarks in the t-channel and in association with W-bosons is measured and the results are used to place constraints on the CKM matrix element |V_tb|.

Jeannine Wagner-Kuhr

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

85

Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope  

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Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope Print Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope Print Initial tests of a new pseudo-single-bunch (PSB) operational mode at the ALS have shown promising results-PSB would vastly expand the facility's capacity to carry out dynamics and time-of-flight experiments with a major reduction in sample damage. In PSB operation, a single electron bunch is displaced transversely from the other electron bunches circulating in the storage ring. Experiments that require light emitted only from a single bunch can stop the light emitted from the other bunches using a collimator. Other beamlines would only see a small reduction in flux due to the displaced bunch. As a result, PSB complements the scheduling of multibunch and timing experiments-currently, the ALS only offers these capabilities for four weeks out of its yearly operating schedule. With PSB operation, the ability to conduct time-of-flight experiments could be available year-round.

86

Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope  

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Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope Print Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope Print Initial tests of a new pseudo-single-bunch (PSB) operational mode at the ALS have shown promising results-PSB would vastly expand the facility's capacity to carry out dynamics and time-of-flight experiments with a major reduction in sample damage. In PSB operation, a single electron bunch is displaced transversely from the other electron bunches circulating in the storage ring. Experiments that require light emitted only from a single bunch can stop the light emitted from the other bunches using a collimator. Other beamlines would only see a small reduction in flux due to the displaced bunch. As a result, PSB complements the scheduling of multibunch and timing experiments-currently, the ALS only offers these capabilities for four weeks out of its yearly operating schedule. With PSB operation, the ability to conduct time-of-flight experiments could be available year-round.

87

Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope  

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Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope Print Pseudo-Single-Bunch Expands Experimental Scope Print Initial tests of a new pseudo-single-bunch (PSB) operational mode at the ALS have shown promising results-PSB would vastly expand the facility's capacity to carry out dynamics and time-of-flight experiments with a major reduction in sample damage. In PSB operation, a single electron bunch is displaced transversely from the other electron bunches circulating in the storage ring. Experiments that require light emitted only from a single bunch can stop the light emitted from the other bunches using a collimator. Other beamlines would only see a small reduction in flux due to the displaced bunch. As a result, PSB complements the scheduling of multibunch and timing experiments-currently, the ALS only offers these capabilities for four weeks out of its yearly operating schedule. With PSB operation, the ability to conduct time-of-flight experiments could be available year-round.

88

Single condenser arrangement for side exhaust turbine  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a large-scale power generating apparatus for converting steam energy into electrical energy. It comprises: a large turbine capable of converting steam energy into mechanical energy; a large generator for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy; a shaft disposed in and axially connecting the turbine and the generator, the shaft capable of being turned by steam energy in the turbine; a single condenser connected to the turbine and capable of drawing steam out of the turbine and condensing steam to water, the single condenser disposed alongside the turbine; and a low foundation which supports the turbine and the generator and a slab which supports the low foundation and the single condenser.

Stock, A.L.

1989-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

89

Anisotropic Shock Propagation in Single Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most single-crystal shock experiments have been performed in high-symmetry directions while the nature of shock propagation in low-symmetry directions remains relatively unstudied. It is well known that small-amplitude, linear acoustic waves propagating in low-symmetry directions can focus and/or form caustics (Wolfe, 1995). In this report we provide evidence for similar focusing behavior in nonlinear (shock) waves propagating in single crystals of silicon and diamond. Using intense lasers, we have driven non-planar (divergent geometry) shock waves through single-crystals of silicon or diamond and into an isotropic backing plate. On recovery of the backing plates we observe a depression showing evidence of anisotropic plastic strain with well-defined crystallographic registration. We observe 4-, 2-, and 3-fold symmetric impressions for [100], [110], and [111] oriented crystals respectively.

Eggert, J; Hicks, D; Celliers, P; Bradley, D; Cox, J; Unites, W; Collins, G; McWilliams, R; Jeanloz, R; Bruygoo, S; Loubeyre, P

2005-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

90

Single top quark production at D0  

SciTech Connect

Updates of electroweak single top quark production measurements by the D0 collaboration are presented using 5.4 fb{sup -1} of proton-antiproton collision data from the Tevatron at Fermilab. Measurements of the t-channel, s-channel and combined single top quark production cross section are presented, including an updated lower limit on the CKM matrix element |V{sub tb}|. Also reported are results from searches for gluon-quark flavor-changing neutral currents and W' boson production.

Schwienhorst, Reinhard; /Michigan State U.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

UV Decontamination of MDA Reagents for Single Cell Genomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reagents for Single Cell Genomics Janey Lee 1* , Damon TigheReagents for Single Cell Genomics Janey Lee 1 , Damon TigheAbstract Single cell genomics, the amplification and

Lee, Janey

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformations in One Dimensional Ag-Eu Helical System  

SciTech Connect

Single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation of 1-D 4d-4f coordination polymers have been investigated for the first time. It displays high selectivity for Mg2+ and can be used as magnesium ion-selective luminescent probe. More importantly, we observed the transformation of meso-helical chain to rac-helical chain as a function of temperature.

Cai, Yue-Peng; Zhout, Xiu-Xia; Zhout, Zheng-Yuan; Zhu, Shi-Zheng; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Liu, Jun

2009-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

93

Maurer Computers with Single-Thread Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate basic issues concerning stored threads and their execution, building upon Maurer's model for computers and the thread algebra of Bergstra et al. We show among other things that a single thread can control the execution on a Maurer machine ... Keywords: Maurer computer, control thread, execution, program algebra, stored thread, thread algebra

Jan A. Bergstra; Cornelis A. Middelburg

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Generating Single Microwave Photons in a Circuit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electromagnetic signals in circuits consist of discrete photons, though conventional voltage sources can only generate classical fields with a coherent superposition of many different photon numbers. While these classical signals can control and measure bits in a quantum computer (qubits), single photons can carry quantum information, enabling non-local quantum interactions, an important resource for scalable quantum computing. Here, we demonstrate an on-chip single photon source in a circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED) architecture, with a microwave transmission line cavity that collects the spontaneous emission of a single superconducting qubit with high efficiency. The photon source is triggered by a qubit rotation, as a photon is generated only when the qubit is excited. Tomography of both qubit and fluorescence photon shows that arbitrary qubit states can be mapped onto the photon state, demonstrating an ability to convert a stationary qubit into a flying qubit. Both the average power and voltage of the photon source are characterized to verify performance of the system. This single photon source is an important addition to a rapidly growing toolbox for quantum optics on a chip.

A. A. Houck; D. I. Schuster; J. M. Gambetta; J. A. Schreier; B. R. Johnson; J. M. Chow; J. Majer; L. Frunzio; M. H. Devoret; S. M. Girvin; R. J. Schoelkopf

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

95

Controlling chemical reactions of a single particle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The control of chemical reactions is a recurring theme in physics and chemistry. Traditionally, chemical reactions have been investigated by tuning thermodynamic parameters, such as temperature or pressure. More recently, physical methods such as laser or magnetic field control have emerged to provide completely new experimental possibilities, in particular in the realm of cold collisions. The control of reaction pathways is also a critical component to implement molecular quantum information processing. For these undertakings, single particles provide a clean and well-controlled experimental system. Here, we report on the experimental tuning of the exchange reaction rates of a single trapped ion with ultracold neutral atoms by exerting control over both their quantum states. We observe the influence of the hyperfine interaction on chemical reaction rates and branching ratios, and monitor the kinematics of the reaction products. These investigations advance chemistry with single trapped particles towards achieving quantum-limited control of chemical reactions and indicate limits for buffer gas cooling of single ion clocks.

Lothar Ratschbacher; Christoph Zipkes; Carlo Sias; Michael Khl

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

96

Fire performance of single leaf masonry walls  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A finite element model called MasSET has been developed which is capable of predicting the structural behaviour of single leaf masonry walls subject to elevated temperatures. The analysis models a slice through the wall as a column strip in plane stress, ... Keywords: boundary conditions, eccentricity, finite element model, masonry in fire, slenderness ratio

A. Nadjai; M. O'Gara; F. Ali

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Modeling Tropical Precipitation in a Single Column  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modified formulation of the traditional single column model for representing a limited area near the equator is proposed. This formulation can also be considered a two-column model in the limit as the area represented by one of the columns ...

Adam H. Sobel; Christopher S. Bretherton

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Multifrequency, single pass free electron laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for simultaneous amplification of laser beams with a sequence of frequencies in a single pass, using a relativistic beam of electrons grouped in a sequence of energies corresponding to the sequence of laser beam frequencies. The method allows electrons to pass from one potential well or "bucket" to another adjacent bucket, thus increasing efficiency of trapping and energy conversion.

Szoke, Abraham (Fremont, CA); Prosnitz, Donald (Walnut Creek, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Single event phenomena in atmospheric neutron environments  

SciTech Connect

As integrated circuit technology achieves higher density through smaller feature sizes and as the airplane manufacturing industry integrates more sophisticated electronic components into the design of new aircraft, it has become increasingly important to evaluate the contribution of single event effects, primarily Single Event Upset (SEU), to the safety and reliability of commercial aircraft. In contrast to the effects of radiation on electronic systems in space applications for which protons and heavy ions are of major concern, in commercial aircraft applications the interactions of high energy neutrons are the dominant cause of single event effects. These high energy neutrons are produced by the interaction of solar and galactic cosmic rays, principally protons and heavy ions, in the upper atmosphere. This paper will describe direct experimental measurements of neutron-induced Single Event Effect (SEE) rates in commercial high density static random access memories in a neutron environment characteristic of that at commercial airplane altitudes. The first experimental measurements testing current models for neutron-silicon burst generation rates will be presented, as well as measurements of charge collection in silicon test structures as a function of neutron energy. These are the first laboratory SEE and charge collection measurements using a particle beam having a continuum energy spectrum and with a shape nearly identical to that observed during flight.

Gossett, C.A.; Hughlock, B.W.; Katoozi, M.; LaRue, G.S. (Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)); Wender, S.A. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Nano-soldering to single atomic layer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simple technique to solder submicron sized, ohmic contacts to nanostructures has been disclosed. The technique has several advantages over standard electron beam lithography methods, which are complex, costly, and can contaminate samples. To demonstrate the soldering technique graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon, has been contacted, and low- and high-field electronic transport properties have been measured.

Girit, Caglar O. (Berkeley, CA); Zettl, Alexander K. (Kensington, CA)

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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101

California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar...  

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

California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program Eligibility...

102

Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels...  

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Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels August 11, 2011 - 3:51pm Addthis WASHINGTON,...

103

Czochralski Grown Ce,Gd:YAG Single Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work we propose a new concept of white LED, based on the single crystal phosphor plates (SCPPs) of Czochralski grown Ce,Gd:YAG single crystal.

104

Hot Corrosion Resistant and High Strength Nickel-Based Single ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Flow chart for the design of hot-corrosion resistant and high strength nickel- based single crystal superalloys. Fig.& Typical SEM image of designed single-.

105

Cavity cooling of a single atom  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

All conventional methods to laser-cool atoms rely on repeated cycles of optical pumping and spontaneous emission of a photon by the atom. Spontaneous emission in a random direction is the dissipative mechanism required to remove entropy from the atom. However, alternative cooling methods have been proposed for a single atom strongly coupled to a high-finesse cavity; the role of spontaneous emission is replaced by the escape of a photon from the cavity. Application of such cooling schemes would improve the performance of atom cavity systems for quantum information processing. Furthermore, as cavity cooling does not rely on spontaneous emission, it can be applied to systems that cannot be laser-cooled by conventional methods; these include molecules (which do not have a closed transition) and collective excitations of Bose condensates, which are destroyed by randomly directed recoil kicks. Here we demonstrate cavity cooling of single rubidium atoms stored in an intracavity dipole trap. The cooling mechanism res...

Maunz, P; Schuster, I; Syassen, N; Pinkse, P W H; Rempe, G

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Single-bunch beams for BC-75  

SciTech Connect

On June 8, 1983, a beam consisting of a single S-band bunch was transported through the linac into the beam switchyard (BSY) and analyzed in the C-line (Beamline 27) at 30 GeV. The C-line toroid 2712 measured an intensity of approximately 2 x 10/sup 9/e/sup -//pulse. The exact intensity was uncertain due to the limited response time of the toroid for fast, single-bunch beams. However, the linear Q intensity monitors (Lin Q) showed the transmission of the beam through the linac between Sectors 2 and 30 to be fairly flat with an intensity of 3 x 10/sup 9/e/sup -//pulse in the final 19 sectors. The CID Faraday cup, which is located adjacent to the Gun Lin Q, was used to check the calibration of the Lin Q.

Sodja, J.; Clendenin, J.E.; Erickson, R.A.; Miller, R.H.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

On single nucleon wave functions in nuclei  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The strong and singular interaction between nucleons, makes the nuclear many body theory very complicated. Still, nuclei exhibit simple and regular features which are simply described by the shell model. Wave functions of individual nucleons may be considered just as model wave functions which bear little resemblance to the real ones. There is, however, experimental evidence for the reality of single nucleon wave functions. There is a simple method of constructing such wave functions for valence nucleons. It is shown that this method can be improved by considering the polarization of the core by the valence nucleon. This gives rise to some rearrangement energy which affects the single valence nucleon energy within the nucleus.

Talmi, Igal [Weizamnn Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

108

Single transmission line data acquisition system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single transmission line interrogated multiple channel data acquisition system is provided in which a plurality of remote station/sensors monitor specific process variables and transmit measurement values over the single transmission line to a master station when addressed by the master station. Power for all remote stations (up to 980) is provided by driving the line with constant voltage supplied from the master station and automatically maintained independent of the number of remote stations directly connected to the line. The transmission line can be an RG-62 coaxial cable with lengths up to about 10,000 feet with branches up to 500 feet. The remote stations can be attached randomly along the line. The remote stations can be scanned at rates up to 980 channels/second.

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Automated imaging system for single molecules  

SciTech Connect

There is provided a high throughput automated single molecule image collection and processing system that requires minimal initial user input. The unique features embodied in the present disclosure allow automated collection and initial processing of optical images of single molecules and their assemblies. Correct focus may be automatically maintained while images are collected. Uneven illumination in fluorescence microscopy is accounted for, and an overall robust imaging operation is provided yielding individual images prepared for further processing in external systems. Embodiments described herein are useful in studies of any macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, peptides and proteins. The automated image collection and processing system and method of same may be implemented and deployed over a computer network, and may be ergonomically optimized to facilitate user interaction.

Schwartz, David Charles; Runnheim, Rodney; Forrest, Daniel

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

110

Method for preparation of single chain antibodies  

SciTech Connect

This invention provides a method for identifying cells expressing a target single chain antibody (scFv) directed against a target antigen from a collection of cells that includes cells that do not express the target scFv, comprising the step of combining the collection of cells with an anti-idiotype directed to an antibody specific for the target antigen and detecting interaction, if any, of the anti-idiotype with the cells, wherein the occurrence of an interaction identifies the cell as one which expresses the target scFv. This invention also provides a method for making a single chain antibody (scFv) directed against an antigen, wherein the selection of clones is made based upon interaction of those clones with an appropriate anti-idiotype, and heretofore inaccessible scFv so made. This invention provides the above methods or any combination thereof. Finally, this invention provides various uses of these methods.

Cheung, Nai-Kong V. (New York, NY); Guo, Hong-fen (New York, NY)

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

111

Single-event effects in avionics  

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The occurrence of single-event upset (SEU) in aircraft electronics has evolved from a series of interesting anecdotal incidents to accepted fact. A study completed in 1992 demonstrated that SEU`s are real, that the measured in-flight rates correlate with the atmospheric neutron flux, and that the rates can be calculated using laboratory SEU data. Once avionics DEU was shown to be an actual effect, it had to be dealt with in avionics designs. The major concern is in random access memories (RAM`s), both static (SRAM`s) and dynamic (DRAM`s), because these microelectronic devices contain the largest number of bits, but other parts, such as microprocessors, are also potentially susceptible to upset. In addition, other single-event effects (SEE`s), specifically latch-up and burnout, can also be induced by atmospheric neutrons.

Normand, E. [Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)] [Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Acoustic Energy Storage in Single Bubble Sonoluminescence  

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Single bubble sonoluminescence is understood in terms of a shock focusing towards the bubble center. We present a mechanism for significantly enhancing the effect of shock focusing, arising from the storage of energy in the acoustic modes of the gas. The modes with strongest coupling are not spherically symmetric. The storage of acoustic energy gives a framework for understanding how light intensities depend so strongly on ambient gases and liquids and suggests that the light intensities of successive flashes are highly correlated.

Michael P. Brenner; Sascha Hilgenfeldt; Detlef Lohse; Rodolfo R. Rosales

1996-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

113

Panoramic Holography: Toward a Single Shot Stopwatch  

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Panoramic Holography: Toward a Single Panoramic Holography: Toward a Single Shot Stopwatch Panoramic images are captivating in any form, be it of a city sky line or a mosaic of micrographs. They feature a wide field of view and uncompromised resolution. Forming such extraordinary images can be achieved with oversized film or by stitching together smaller images. But these options are not always practical for microscopy with x-rays especially for imaging with ultrashort pulses of x-rays. We have demonstrated a new holographic technique, called extended field of view Fourier transform holography (FTH), for imaging isolated areas of a nanoscale sample without compromising spatial resolution. This technique overcomes one of the central challenges in imaging, namely to simultaneously obtain high spatial resolution and a large field of view. The method is compatible with single shot imaging-a feature particularly important for studying dynamics at upcoming X-ray free electron lasers like the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC.

114

FLOP Counts for Single-Node Tests  

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FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests These data, obtained using the NERSC Hopper system, are provided for reference. Code MPI Tasks Threads Reference TFLOP Count Benchmark Time (seconds) # of iterations miniFE 144 1 5.05435E+12 130.2 (total program time) miniGhost 96 1 6.55500E+12 76.5 AMG 96 1 1.30418E+12 66.95 18 UMT 96 1 1.30211E+13 416.99 49 SNAP 96 1 5.84246E+11 15.37 3059 miniDFT 40 1 2.32379E+13 153.97 GTC 64 1 6.63670E+13 1839.4 MILC 24 1 1.45971E+13 744.3 CORRECTION (02 August 2013): The values given for the reference counts are FLOPs, not TFLOPs. Last edited: 2013-08-02 09:40:18

115

Resonant interaction of a single atom with single photons from a down-conversion source  

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We observe the interaction of a single trapped calcium ion with single photons produced by a narrow-band, resonant down-conversion source [A. Haase et al., Opt. Lett. 34, 55 (2009)], employing a quantum jump scheme. Using the temperature dependence of the down-conversion spectrum and the tunability of the narrow source, absorption of the down-conversion photons is quantitatively characterized.

C. Schuck; F. Rohde; N. Piro; M. Almendros; J. Huwer; M. W. Mitchell; M. Hennrich; A. Haase; F. Dubin; J. Eschner

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

116

Efficiency limits for linear optical processing of single photons and single-rail qubits  

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We analyze the problem of increasing the efficiency of single-photon sources or single-rail photonic qubits via linear optical processing and destructive conditional measurements. In contrast to previous work we allow for the use of coherent states and do not limit to photon-counting measurements. We conjecture that it is not possible to increase the efficiency, prove this conjecture for several important special cases, and provide extensive numerical results for the general case.

Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

117

Feedback Cooling of a Single Neutral Atom  

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We demonstrate feedback cooling of the motion of a single rubidium atom trapped in a high-finesse optical resonator to a temperature of about 160 \\mu K. Time-dependent transmission and intensity-correlation measurements prove the reduction of the atomic position uncertainty. The feedback increases the 1/e storage time into the one second regime, 30 times longer than without feedback. Feedback cooling therefore rivals state-of-the-art laser cooling, but with the advantages that it requires less optical access and exhibits less optical pumping.

Markus Koch; Christian Sames; Alexander Kubanek; Matthias Apel; Maximilian Balbach; Alexei Ourjoumtsev; Pepijn W. H. Pinkse; Gerhard Rempe

2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

118

Feedback Cooling of a Single Neutral Atom  

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We demonstrate feedback cooling of the motion of a single rubidium atom trapped in a high-finesse optical resonator to a temperature of about 160 \\mu K. Time-dependent transmission and intensity-correlation measurements prove the reduction of the atomic position uncertainty. The feedback increases the 1/e storage time into the one second regime, 30 times longer than without feedback. Feedback cooling therefore rivals state-of-the-art laser cooling, but with the advantages that it requires less optical access and exhibits less optical pumping.

Koch, Markus; Kubanek, Alexander; Apel, Matthias; Balbach, Maximilian; Ourjoumtsev, Alexei; Pinkse, Pepijn W H; Rempe, Gerhard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

A SINGLE-PARAMETER ADAPTIVE COMB FILTER  

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The study is concerned with a single-parameter adaptive comb filter (ACF), a multi-notch filter with periodically located nulls. The filter is suggested to retrieve a waveform modeled by superposition of harmonics, in particular, periodic non-sinusoidal signal. Using trigonometric constraints between the signal fundamental frequency and over tones results in a non-linear estimation problem. In the present study, the parameter adjustment relies on the extended Kalman filter scheme. Particularly, the 2, 3 and 4 notch ACF are derived and tested under different conditions. Given a multi-tone scenario, the ACF significantly outperforms common adaptive multi-notch filter.

Single-Parameter Adaptive Comb; Naum G. Chernoguz

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Single-event upset testing. Final report  

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This report presents the results of an experimental program to characterize single event upset phenomena in selected bipolar memory devices irradiated with relativistic heavy ions. The principle objective was to determine the multibit upset rate at normal and parallel beam incidence angles. The impetus for this objective is that multibit errors are not generally detectable by the simple Hamming codes currently used on spacecraft. Multibit errors significantly reduce spacecraft reliability in initiating spurious commands. It was found in this program that the multibit error cross section is equal to or greater than the projected area of the depletion regions for parallel and for normal to 60 degree incidence beams.

Criswell, T.L.; Oberg, D.L.; Wert, J.L.; Measel, P.R.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Latchup in CMOS from single particles  

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Single-particle latchup in bulk CMOS is examined, using heavy ions, a californium fission source, and a pulsed laser. Experiments with the laser demonstrated that latchup triggering was caused by secondary photocurrent in either the vertical or lateral parasitic transistor. Charge diffusion is shown to be important for bipolar transistor responses in latchup, which in turn makes it important to have uniform charge deposition for depths of 10 {mu}m or more. Californium sources have insufficient range, which causes cross sections measured with californium to be much lower than cross sections from heavy ion experiments.

Johnston, A.H.; Hughlock, B.W. (High Technology Center, Boeing Aerospace and Electronics, Seattle, WA (US))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Neutron single target spin asymmetries in SIDIS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The experiment E06-010 in Hall A at Jefferson Lab took data between November 2008 and February 2009 to directly measure, for the first time, the pion (and kaon) single "neutron" target-spin asymmetry (SSA) in semi-inclusive DIS from a polarized 3He target. Collins, Sivers (and Pretzelosity) neutron asymmetries are going to be extracted from the measured SSA. Details of the experiment are described together with the preliminary results of the ongoing analysis. Near future Hall A experiments on transverse nucleon spin structure are shorty reviewed.

Evaristo Cisbani

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Cavity cooling of a single atom  

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All conventional methods to laser-cool atoms rely on repeated cycles of optical pumping and spontaneous emission of a photon by the atom. Spontaneous emission in a random direction is the dissipative mechanism required to remove entropy from the atom. However, alternative cooling methods have been proposed for a single atom strongly coupled to a high-finesse cavity; the role of spontaneous emission is replaced by the escape of a photon from the cavity. Application of such cooling schemes would improve the performance of atom cavity systems for quantum information processing. Furthermore, as cavity cooling does not rely on spontaneous emission, it can be applied to systems that cannot be laser-cooled by conventional methods; these include molecules (which do not have a closed transition) and collective excitations of Bose condensates, which are destroyed by randomly directed recoil kicks. Here we demonstrate cavity cooling of single rubidium atoms stored in an intracavity dipole trap. The cooling mechanism results in extended storage times and improved localization of atoms. We estimate that the observed cooling rate is at least five times larger than that produced by free-space cooling methods, for comparable excitation of the atom.

P. Maunz; T. Puppe; I. Schuster; N. Syassen; P. W. H. Pinkse; G. Rempe

2004-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

124

Single Neutralino Production at the LHC  

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We consider that the direct production of a single neutralino in proton-proton collision at the CERN Large Hadron Collider focusing on the lightest neutralino is possibly a candidate for the dark matter and escapes detection. We present a comprehensive investigation of the dependence of total cross sections of the processes $pp(q\\bar q)\\rightarrow\\widetilde\\chi_{i}^{0}\\widetilde{\\text{g}}$, $pp(q \\text{g}) \\rightarrow\\widetilde\\chi_{i}^{0}\\widetilde{q}_{L,R}$, $pp(q\\bar{q}^{\\prime})\\rightarrow\\widetilde\\chi_{i}^{0}\\widetilde\\chi_{j}^{+}$ at tree-level and $pp(\\text{g}\\text{g})\\rightarrow\\widetilde\\chi_{i}^{0}\\widetilde{\\text{g}}$ at one-loop level, on the center-of-mass energy, on the $M_2$-$\\mu$ mass plane, on the squark mass and on the $\\tan\\beta$ for the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and the three extremely different scenarios in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. In particular, the cross section of the process $p p \\to \\widetilde\\chi_{2}^{0}\\widetilde\\chi_{1}^{+}$ in the gaugino-like scenario can reach about 0.6 (1.7) pb at a center-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s}=$ 7 (14) TeV. We derive therefrom that our results might lead to new aspects corresponding to experimental explorations, and these dependencies might be used as bases of experimental research of the single neutralino production at hadron colliders.

A. I. Ahmadov; M. Demirci

2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

125

Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids is disclosed. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities. 5 figs.

Sinha, D.N.

1998-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

126

Single coil bistable, bidirectional micromechanical actuator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Micromechanical actuators capable of bidirectional and bistable operation can be formed on substrates using lithographic processing techniques. Bistable operation of the microactuator is obtained using a single coil and a magnetic core with a gap. A plunger having two magnetic heads is supported for back and forth linear movement with respect to the gap in the magnetic core, and is spring biased to a neutral position in which the two heads are on each side of the gap in the core. The single electrical coil is coupled to the core and is provided with electrical current to attract one of the heads toward the core by reluctance action to drive the plunger to a limit of travel in one direction. The current is then cut off and the plunger returns by spring action toward the gap, whereafter the current is reapplied to the coil to attract the other head of the plunger by reluctance action to drive the plunger to its other limit of travel. This process can be repeated at a time when switching of the actuator is required.

Tabat, Ned (Madison, WI); Guckel, Henry (Madison, WI)

1998-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

Single Inductor Dual Output Buck Converter  

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The portable electronics market is rapidly migrating towards more compact devices with multiple functionalities. Form factor, performance, cost and efficiency of these devices constitute the factors of merit of devices like cell phones, MP3 players and PDA's. With advancement in technology and more intelligent processors being used, there is a need for multiple high integrity voltage supplies for empowering the systems in portable electronic devices. Switched mode power supplies (SMPS's) are used to regulate the battery voltage. In an SMPS, maximum area is taken by the passive components such as the inductor and the capacitor. This work demonstrates a single inductor used in a buck converter with two output voltages from an input battery with voltage of value 3V. The main focus areas are low cross regulation between the outputs and supply of completely independent load current levels while maintaining desired values (1.2V,1.5V) within well controlled ripple levels. Dynamic hysteresis control is used for the single inductor dual output buck converter in this work. Results of schematic and post layout simulations performed in CADENCE prove the merits of this control method, such as nil cross regulation and excellent transient response.

Eachempatti, Haritha

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Analysisi Benchmark of the Single Heater Test  

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The Single Heater Test (SHT) is the first of three in-situ thermal tests included in the site characterization program for the potential nuclear waste monitored geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The heating phase of the SHT started in August 1996 and was concluded in May 1997 after 9 months of heating. Cooling continued until January 1998, at which time post-test characterization of the test block commenced. Numerous thermal, hydrological, mechanical, and chemical sensors monitored the coupled processes in the unsaturated fractured rock mass around the heater (CRWMS M&O 1999). The objective of this calculation is to benchmark a numerical simulation of the rock mass thermal behavior against the extensive data set that is available from the thermal test. The scope is limited to three-dimensional (3-D) numerical simulations of the computational domain of the Single Heater Test and surrounding rock mass. This calculation supports the waste package thermal design methodology, and is developed by Waste Package Department (WPD) under Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) procedure AP-3.12Q, Revision 0, ICN 3, BSCN 1, Calculations.

H.M. Wade; H. Marr; M.J. Anderson

2006-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

129

Observation of Single Top Quark Production  

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The author reports on the observation of electroweak production of single top quarks in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 Tev using 2.3 fb{sup -1} of data collected with the D0 detector at the fermilab Tevatron Collider. Using events containing an isolated electron or muon, missing transverse energy, two, three or four jets, with one or two of them identified as originating from the fragmentation of a b quark, the measured cross section for the process p{bar p} {yields} tb + X, tqb + X is 3.94 {+-} 0.88 pb (for a top quark mass of 170 GeV). the probability to measure a cross section at this value or higher in the absence of signal is 2.5 x 10{sup -7}, corresponding to a 5.0 standard deviation significance. Using the same dataset, the measured cross sections for the t- and the s-channel processes when determined simultaneously with no assumption on their relative production rate are 3.14{sub -0.80}{sup +0.94} pb and 1.05 {+-} 0.81 pb respectively, consistent with standard model expectations. The measured t-channel cross section has a significance of 4.8 standard deviations, representing the first evidence for the production of an individual single top process to be detected.

Gerber, Cecilia E.; /Illinois U., Chicago

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Recent Advances in APT Characterization of Nanoclusters and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atom probe tomography (MKM) was supported by ORNL's Shared Research Equipment (SHaRE) User Facility, which is ... Definite: A CD-only volume...

131

Mobility of Ions in Lanthanum Fluoride Nanoclusters--Figure 9  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

c, d. Figure 9. Shows the r-dependence of this function at several different temperatures. At each temperature the upper graph represents the F- van Hove...

132

The Mobility of Ions in Lanthanum Fluoride Nanoclusters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article is one of five papers on computer tools for materials to be presented exclusively on the web as part of the April 1997 JOM-ethe electronic...

133

Plasmonic nanoclusters: a path towards negative-index metafluids  

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Process for Unconventional Fuels" ­ John Baza, Director, Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining 9:10 a for Unconventional Fuels Development 2:20 p.m. "Federal Oil Shale Development: Status of Bureau of Land ManagementUNCONVENTIONAL FUELS CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH 2011 8:30 a.m. Welcome/opening remarks ­ Philip

Capasso, Federico

134

Synthesis of Au-Pd Nanoflowers Through Nanocluster Assembly  

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Reduction of Pd ions by hydroquinone in the presence of gold nanoparticles and polyvinylpyrrolidone resulted in the formation of nanoflowers with a Au core and Pd petals. Addition of HCl to the synthesis halted the reduction by hydroquinone and enabled the acquisition of snapshots of the nanoflowers at different stages of growth. TEM images of the reaction after 10 s show that the nanoflower morphology resulted from the homogeneous nucleation of Pd clusters in solution and their subsequent attachment to gold seeds coated with a thin (0.8 {+-} 0.1 nm) shell of Pd. UV-visible spectra also indicate Pd clusters formed in the early stages of the reaction and disappeared as the nanoflowers grew. The speed at which this reaction can be halted is useful not only for producing a variety of bimetallic nanostructures with precisely controlled dimensions and morphologies but also for understanding the growth mechanism of these structures. The ability of the AuPd core-shell structure to catalyze the Suzuki coupling reaction of iodobenzene to phenylboronic acid was probed and compared against the activity of Pd nanocubes and thin-shelled AuPd core-shell nanoparticles. The results of this study suggest that Suzuki coupling was not affected by the surface structure or subsurface composition of the nanoparticles, but instead was primarily catalyzed by molecular Pd species that leached from the nanostructures.

Xu, Jianguang [Duke University; Howe, Jane Y [ORNL; Chi, Miaofang [ORNL; Wilson, Adria [Duke University; Rathmall, Aaron [Duke University; Wiley, Benjamin J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Thermodynamics of nano-cluster phases: a unifying theory  

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We propose a unifying, analytical theory accounting for the self-organization of colloidal systems in nano- or micro-cluster phases. We predict the distribution of cluter sizes with respect to interaction parameters and colloid concentration. In particular, we anticipate a proportionality regime where the mean cluster size grows proportionally to the concentration, as observed in several experiments. We emphasize the interest of a predictive theory in soft matter, nano-technologies and biophysics.

Nicolas Destainville; Lionel Foret

2008-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

136

Site-Selective Ionization in Nanoclusters Affects Subsequent...  

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designing nanodevices based on quantum-dot structures, nanotubes, or two-dimensional graphene sheets. Researchers from Western Michigan University, Berkeley Lab, and other...

137

Theory of Nanocluster Size Distributions from Ion Beam Synthesis  

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the implanted species/matrix interface energy. PACS numbers:on the interface energy between the matrix and the implantedenergy between the implanted species and the matrix. The

Yuan, C.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Evidence for production of single top quarks  

SciTech Connect

We present first evidence for the production of single top quarks in the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collider. The standard model predicts that the electroweak interaction can produce a top quark together with an antibottom quark or light quark, without the antiparticle top quark partner that is always produced from strong coupling processes. Top quarks were first observed in pair production in 1995, and since then, single top quark production has been searched for in ever larger datasets. In this analysis, we select events from a 0.9 fb{sup -1} dataset that have an electron or muon and missing transverse energy from the decay of a W boson from the top quark decay, and two, three, or four jets, with one or two of the jets identified as originating from a b hadron decay. The selected events are mostly backgrounds such as W+jets and t{bar t} events, which we separate from the expected signals using three multivariate analysis techniques: boosted decision trees, Bayesian neural networks, and matrix element calculations. A binned likelihood fit of the signal cross section plus background to the data from the combination of the results from the three analysis methods gives a cross section for single top quark production of {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} tb + X, tqb + X) = 4.7 {+-} 1.3 pb. The probability to measure a cross section at this value or higher in the absence of signal is 0.014%, corresponding to a 3.6 standard deviation significance. The measured cross section value is compatible at the 10% level with the standard model prediction for electroweak top quark production. We use the cross section measurement to directly determine the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa quark mixing matrix element that describes the Wtb coupling and find |V{sub tb}f{sub 1}{sup L}| = 1.31{sub -0.21}{sup +0.25}, where f{sub 1}{sup L} is a generic vector coupling. This model-independent measurement translates into 0.68 < |V{sub tb}| {le} 1 at the 95% C.L. in the standard model.

Abazov, V.M.; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, B.; /Oklahoma U.; Abolins, M.; /Michigan State U.; Acharya, B.S.; /Tata Inst.; Adams, M.; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, T.; /Florida State U.; Aguilo, E.; /Simon Fraser U.; Ahn, S.H.; /Korea U., KODEL; Ahsan, M.; /Kansas State U.; Alexeev, G.D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, G.; /St. Petersburg, INP /Michigan U.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Ultrahigh resolution multicolor colocalization of single fluorescent nanocrystals  

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of highly luminescent CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals withSpectroscopy of Single CdSe Nanocrystallite Quantum Dots,intermittency in single CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals,

Michalet, X.; Lacoste, T.D.; Pinaud, F.; Chemla, D.S.; Alivisatos, A.P.; Weiss, S.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Cavity cooling of a single atom  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

All conventional methods to laser-cool atoms rely on repeated cycles of optical pumping and spontaneous emission of a photon by the atom. Spontaneous emission in a random direction is the dissipative mechanism required to remove entropy from the atom. However, alternative cooling methods have been proposed1, 2 for a single atom strongly coupled to a high-finesse cavity; the role of spontaneous emission is replaced by the escape of a photon from the cavity. Application of such cooling schemes would improve the performance of atom cavity systems for quantum information processing3, 4. Furthermore, as cavity cooling does not rely on spontaneous emission, it can be applied to systems that cannot be laser-cooled by conventional methods; these include molecules2 (which do not have a closed transition) and collective excitations of

P. Maunz; I. Schuster; N. Syassen; P. W. H. Pinkse; G. Rempe

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single particle machine for generalized thermalization  

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The long time accumulation of the actions of single particle "reservoir" can transfer some information of its initial state to its coupled system. This dynamic process can be referred as a generalized thermalization since the coupled system can reach the same temperature as that of the reservoir in a thermal equilibrium. The system can be cooled and "coherently heated" as a maser process, respectively, when the reservoir is initially prepared in ground and excited states. Especially, when the "reservoir" in equilibrium is driven to possesses some coherence, the thermalized system may reach higher temperature in comparison with the reservoir. We also point out a possible experimental test for our theoretical prediction based on superconducting circuit QED.

Liao, Jie-Qiao; Sun, C P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Monitoring conservative retrofits in single family buildings  

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This study has provided detailed before-and-after information on the ambient and comfort conditions in nine single family buildings, and on the energy consumption of those buildings, for one or more energy conservation retrofits. The data were recorded in such a manner that as well as being able to determine the savings from the retrofits and the influence these retrofits have on the comfort conditions of the residence, the effects of the retrofits on time-of-day usage are also determinable. The following are included in appendices: a table of participant's names, site addresses and retrofit; significant dates and appropriate comments; a day of data and an annotated data set; pre-retrofit and post-retrofit audit data sheets; and usage history.

Richardson, C.S.

1992-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

143

High Cycle Fatigue in a Single Crystal Superalloy: Time ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: Single crystal superalloys, High cycle fatigue, Environmental coatings, Rupture ... modes were modeled separately and then combined into a damage.

144

Variation in Machinability of Single Crystal Materials in Micromechanical Machining  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single Crystal Cutting of Brass, Annals of the CIRP, Vol.in microcutting of brass as a function of crystallographic

Lee, Dae-Eun; Min, Sangkee; Deichmueller, Manuel; Dornfeld, David

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

"Light-Induced Charge Transport within a Single Asymmetric Nanowire"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

lead to a PEC system with energy conversion efficiency asenergy conversion efficiency than a single band gap system.

LIU, CHONG

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Single electron quantum tomography in quantum Hall edge channels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a quantum tomography protocol to measure single electron coherence in quantum Hall edge channels and therefore access for the first time the wave function of single electron excitations propagating in ballistic quantum conductors. Its implementation would open the way to quantitative studies of single electron decoherence and would provide a quantitative tool for analyzing single to few electron sources. We show how this protocol could be implemented using ultrahigh sensitivity noise measurement schemes.

Grenier, Charles; Bocquillon, Erwann; Parmentier, Franois D; Plaais, Bernard; Berroir, Jean-Marc; Fve, Gwendal; Degiovanni, Pascal; 10.1088/1367-2630/13/9/093007

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Single electron quantum tomography in quantum Hall edge channels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a quantum tomography protocol to measure single electron coherence in quantum Hall edge channels and therefore access for the first time the wave function of single electron excitations propagating in ballistic quantum conductors. Its implementation would open the way to quantitative studies of single electron decoherence and would provide a quantitative tool for analyzing single to few electron sources. We show how this protocol could be implemented using ultrahigh sensitivity noise measurement schemes.

Charles Grenier; Rmy Herv; Erwann Bocquillon; Franois D. Parmentier; Bernard Plaais; Jean-Marc Berroir; Gwendal Fve; Pascal Degiovanni

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

148

Unified single-photon and single-electron counting statistics: From cavity QED to electron transport  

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A key ingredient of cavity QED is the coupling between the discrete energy levels of an atom and photons in a single-mode cavity. The addition of periodic ultrashort laser pulses allows one to use such a system as a source of single photons--a vital ingredient in quantum information and optical computing schemes. Here we analyze and time-adjust the photon-counting statistics of such a single-photon source and show that the photon statistics can be described by a simple transport-like nonequilibrium model. We then show that there is a one-to-one correspondence of this model to that of nonequilibrium transport of electrons through a double quantum dot nanostructure, unifying the fields of photon-counting statistics and electron-transport statistics. This correspondence empowers us to adapt several tools previously used for detecting quantum behavior in electron-transport systems (e.g., super-Poissonian shot noise and an extension of the Leggett-Garg inequality) to single-photon-source experiments.

Lambert, Neill [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Chen, Yueh-Nan [Department of Physics and National Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Nori, Franco [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-agent search in the presence of deadlocks  

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Single-agent search is a powerful tool for solving a variety of applications. Most of the application domains used to explore single-agent search techniques have the property that if you start with a solvable state, at no time in the search can you reach ... Keywords: IDA, Sokoban, deadlocks, heuristic search, single agent search

Andreas Junghanns; Jonathan Schaeffer

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Electronics Properties of Single-Walled Twisted Carbon Nanotubes  

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Electronic properties are calculated and simulited by using density functional theory based on the nonequilibrium Green's function when a zigzag single-wall carbon nanotube (SCNTs) is twisted. We found that the twist of the single-wall carbon nanotube ... Keywords: single-wall twisted carbon nanotubes, nonequilibrium Green's function, density functional theory, electric structure, electronic transmission

Qing-fang Fu; Da-peng Hao; Xiao-mi Yan; Dao-wei He; Zhi-shun Chen; Li-guang Wang; Terence K. S. W

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 20 Future Development of Single Cell Oils  

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 20 Future Development of Single Cell Oils Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Press Downloadable pdf of Chapter 2

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 6 Production of Single Cell Oils by Dinoflagellates  

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 6 Production of Single Cell Oils by Dinoflagellates Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Downloadable pdf of Chapter 6

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 19 Applications of Single Cell Oils for Aquaculture  

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 19 Applications of Single Cell Oils for Aquaculture Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Downloadable pdf of Chapter 1

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Solar cell structure incorporating a novel single crystal silicon material  

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A novel hydrogen rich single crystal silicon material having a band gap energy greater than 1.1 eV can be fabricated by forming an amorphous region of graded crystallinity in a body of single crystalline silicon and thereafter contacting the region with atomic hydrogen followed by pulsed laser annealing at a sufficient power and for a sufficient duration to recrystallize the region into single crystal silicon without out-gassing the hydrogen. The new material can be used to fabricate semiconductor devices such as single crystal silicon solar cells with surface window regions having a greater band gap energy than that of single crystal silicon without hydrogen.

Pankove, Jacques I. (Princeton, NJ); Wu, Chung P. (Trenton, NJ)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

PHASE I SINGLE CELL ELECTROLYZER TEST RESULTS  

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This document reports the results of Phase I Single Cell testing of an SO{sub 2}-Depolarized Water Electrolyzer. Testing was performed primarily during the first quarter of FY 2008 at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) using an electrolyzer cell designed and built at SRNL. Other facility hardware were also designed and built at SRNL. This test further advances this technology for which work began at SRNL in 2005. This research is valuable in achieving the ultimate goal of an economical hydrogen production process based on the Hybrid Sulfur (HyS) Cycle. The focus of this work was to conduct single cell electrolyzer tests to further develop the technology of SO{sub 2}-depolarized electrolysis as part of the HyS Cycle. The HyS Cycle is a hybrid thermochemical cycle that may be used in conjunction with advanced nuclear reactors or centralized solar receivers to produce hydrogen by water-splitting. Like all other sulfur-based cycles, HyS utilizes the high temperature thermal decomposition of sulfuric acid to produce oxygen and regenerate sulfur dioxide. The unique aspect of HyS is the generation of hydrogen in a water electrolyzer that is operated under conditions where dissolved sulfur dioxide depolarizes the anodic reaction, resulting in substantial voltage reduction. Low cell voltage is essential for both thermodynamic efficiency and hydrogen cost. Sulfur dioxide is oxidized at the anode, producing sulfuric acid that is sent to the high temperature acid decomposition portion of the cycle. The electrolyzer cell uses the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) concept. The anode and cathode are formed by spraying platinum containing catalyst on both sides of a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM). In most testing the material of the PEM was NafionR. The electrolyzer cell active area can be as large as 54.8 cm{sup 2}. Feed to the anode of the electrolyzer is a sulfuric acid solution containing sulfur dioxide. The partial pressure of sulfur dioxide could be varied in the range of 1 to 6 atm (15 to 90 psia). Temperatures could be controlled in the range from ambient to 80 C. Hydrogen generated at the cathode of the cell was collected for the purpose of flow measurement and composition analysis. The test facility proved to be easy to operate, versatile, and reliable.

Steimke, J; Timothy Steeper, T

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Management Practice: Single-Pass Cooling Equipment | Department of  

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Single-Pass Cooling Equipment Single-Pass Cooling Equipment Best Management Practice: Single-Pass Cooling Equipment October 8, 2013 - 9:37am Addthis Single-pass or once-through cooling systems provide an opportunity for significant water savings. In these systems, water is circulated once through a piece of equipment and is then disposed down the drain. Types of equipment that typically use single-pass cooling include CAT scanners, degreasers, hydraulic equipment, condensers, air compressors, welding machines, vacuum pumps, ice machines, x-ray equipment, and air conditioners. To remove the same heat load, single-pass systems use 40 times more water than a cooling tower operated at five cycles of concentration. To maximize water savings, single-pass cooling equipment should be either modified to

157

Quantum, Photo-Electric Single Capacitor Paradox  

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In this work single capacitor paradox (a variation of the remarkable two capacitor paradox) is considered in a new, quantum discrete form. Simply speaking we consider well-known usual, photoelectric effect experimental device, i.e. photo electric cell, where cathode and anode are equivalently charged but non-connected. It, obviously, represents a capacitor that initially, i.e. before action of the photons with individual energy equivalent to work function, holds corresponding energy of the electrical fields between cathode and anode. Further, we direct quantum discretely photons, one by one, toward cathode where according to photo-electrical effect electrons discretely, one by one, will be emitted and directed toward anode. It causes discrete discharge of the cell, i.e. capacitor and discrete decrease of the electrical field. Finally, total discharge of the cell, i.e. capacitor, and total disappearance of the electrical field and its energy will occur. Given, seemingly paradoxical, capacitor total energy loss can be simply explained without any dissipative effects (Joule heating or electromagnetic waves emission can be neglected as high order small corrections) by work done by the electrical field by movement of the electrons from cathode to anode. (Remarkable two capacitors paradox can be, obviously, formulated and explained in the completely analogous way.)

Darko Kapor; Vladan Pankovic

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

158

Single-fiber multi-color pyrometry  

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This invention is a fiber-based multi-color pyrometry set-up for real-time non-contact temperature and emissivity measurement. The system includes a single optical fiber to collect radiation emitted by a target, a reflective rotating chopper to split the collected radiation into two or more paths while modulating the radiation for lock-in amplification (i.e., phase-sensitive detection), at least two detectors possibly of different spectral bandwidths with or without filters to limit the wavelength regions detected and optics to direct and focus the radiation onto the sensitive areas of the detectors. A computer algorithm is used to calculate the true temperature and emissivity of a target based on blackbody calibrations. The system components are enclosed in a light-tight housing, with provision for the fiber to extend outside to collect the radiation. Radiation emitted by the target is transmitted through the fiber to the reflective chopper, which either allows the radiation to pass straight through or reflects the radiation into one or more separate paths. Each path includes a detector with or without filters and corresponding optics to direct and focus the radiation onto the active area of the detector. The signals are recovered using lock-in amplification. Calibration formulas for the signals obtained using a blackbody of known temperature are used to compute the true temperature and emissivity of the target. The temperature range of the pyrometer system is determined by the spectral characteristics of the optical components.

Small, IV, Ward (Livermore, CA); Celliers, Peter (Berkeley, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Single-fiber multi-color pyrometry  

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This invention is a fiber-based multi-color pyrometry set-up for real-time non-contact temperature and emissivity measurement. The system includes a single optical fiber to collect radiation emitted by a target, a reflective rotating chopper to split the collected radiation into two or more paths while modulating the radiation for lock-in amplification (i.e., phase-sensitive detection), at least two detectors possibly of different spectral bandwidths with or without filters to limit the wavelength regions detected and optics to direct and focus the radiation onto the sensitive areas of the detectors. A computer algorithm is used to calculate the true temperature and emissivity of a target based on blackbody calibrations. The system components are enclosed in a light-tight housing, with provision for the fiber to extend outside to collect the radiation. Radiation emitted by the target is transmitted through the fiber to the reflective chopper, which either allows the radiation to pass straight through or reflects the radiation into one or more separate paths. Each path includes a detector with or without filters and corresponding optics to direct and focus the radiation onto the active area of the detector. The signals are recovered using lock-in amplification. Calibration formulas for the signals obtained using a blackbody of known temperature are used to compute the true temperature and emissivity of the target. The temperature range of the pyrometer system is determined by the spectral characteristics of the optical components.

Small, W. IV; Celliers, P.

2000-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Single, stretched membrane, structural module experiments  

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This report describes tests done on stretched-membrane heliostats used to reflect solar radiation onto a central receiver. The tests were used to validate prior analysis and mathematical models developed to describe module performance. The modules tested were three meters in diameter and had reflective polymer film laminated to the membrane. The frames were supported at three points equally spaced around the ring. Three modules were pneumatically attached with their weight suspended at the bottom support, two were pneumatically attached with their weight suspended from the upper mounts, and one was rigidly attached with its weight suspended at the bottom mount. By varying the membrane tension we could simulate a uniform wind loading normal to the mirror's surface. A video camera 15+ meters away from the mirror recorded the virtual image of a target grid as reflected by the mirrors' surface. The image was digitized and stored on a microcomputer. Using the law of reflection and analytic geometry, we computed the surface slopes of a sampling of points on the surface. The dominant module response was consistent with prior SERI analyses. The simple analytical model is quite adequate for designing and sizing single-membrane modules if the initial imperfections and their amplification are appropriately controlled. To avoid potential problems resulting from the fundamentally n = 2 deformation phenomena, we advise using either relatively stiffer ring frames or more than three support points.

Wood, R.L.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control Humidity With Single-Duct, Single-Zone, Constant Air Volume System  

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The lecture hall of the Richardson Petroleum Building at Texas A&M University is a large lecture hall, with a total floor area of approximately 2500 ft^2. The lecture hall was served by a constant air volume (CAV) air handling unit (AHU) which had no reheat coil. This resulted in high room humidity levels although the room temperature was satisfied for part load conditions, especially when there was very little sensible load from the room. This paper presents Continuous Commissioning efforts (CC), which turned this inefficient, humid lecture hall into a comfortable learning environment. This case study also explores other possibilities to solve the humidity control problem with single-duct, single-zone constant air volume systems.

Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H. L.; Claridge, D. E.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Single Bunch Instability  

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A nonlinear equation is derived that governs the evolution of the amplitude of unstable oscillations with account of quantum diffusion effects due to the synchrotron radiation. Numerical solutions to this equation predict a variety of possible scenarios of nonlinear evolution of the instability some of which are in good qualitative agreement with experimental observations. Microwave single bunch instability in circular accelerators has been observed in many machines. The instability usually arises when the number of particles in the bunch exceeds some critical value, Nc, which varies depending on the parameters of the accelerating regime. Recent observations on the SLC damping rings at SLAC with a new low-impedance vacuum chamber revealed new interesting features of the instability. In some cases, after initial exponential growth, the instability eventually saturated at a level that remained constant through the accumulation cycle. In other regimes, relaxation-type oscillations were measured in nonlinear phase of the instability. In many cases, the instability was characterized by a frequency close to the second harmonic of the synchrotron oscillations. Several attempts have been made to address the nonlinear stage of the instability based on either computer simulations or some specific assumptions regarding the structure of the unstable mode. An attempt of a more general consideration of the problem is carried out in this paper. We adopt an approach recently developed in plasma physics for analysis of nonlinear behavior of weakly unstable modes in dynamic systems. Assuming that the growth rate of the instability is much smaller than its frequency, we find a time dependent solution to Vlasov equation and derive an equation for the complex amplitude of the oscillations valid in the nonlinear regime. Numerical solutions to this equation predict a variety of possible scenarios of nonlinear evolution of the instability some of which are in good qualitative agreement with experimental observations.

Stupakov, G.V.; /SLAC; Breizman, B.N.; Pekker, M.S.; /Texas U.

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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High frequency limit for single-electron pumping operations  

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In this Letter, we study the transient electron transfer phenomena of single-electron devices with alternating external gate voltages. We obtain a high frequency limit for pumping electrons one at a time in single-electron devices. Also, we find that in general the electrical current is not proportional to the frequency of the external signals in the single-electron devices, due to the strong quantum coherence tunneling effect.

Chuan-Yu Lin; Wei-Min Zhang

2010-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Single Pass Multi-component Harvester  

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The authors are solely responsible for the content of this technical presentation. The technical presentation does not necessarily reflect the official position of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), and its printing and distribution does not constitute an endorsement of views which may be expressed. Technical presentations are not subject to the formal peer review process by ASAE editorial committees; therefore, they are not to be presented as refereed publications. Citation of this work should state that it is from an ASAE meeting paper. EXAMPLE: Author's Last Name, Initials. 2004. Title of Presentation. ASAE Paper No. 04xxxx. St. Joseph, Mich.: ASAE. For information about securing permission to reprint or reproduce a technical presentation, please contact ASAE at hq@asae.org or 269-429-0300 (2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA). Abstract. In order to meet the U. S. governments goal of supplementing the energy available from petroleum by increasing the production of energy from renewable resources, increased production of bioenergy has become one of the new goals of the United States government and our society. U.S. Executive Orders and new Federal Legislation have mandated changes in government procedures and caused reorganizations within the government to support these goals. The Biomass Research and Development Initiative is a multi-agency effort to coordinate and accelerate all U.S. Federal biobased products and bioenergy research and development. The Initiative is managed by the National Biomass Coordination Office, which is staffed by both the DOE and the USDA. One of the most readily available sources of biomass from which to produce bioenergy is an agricultural crop residue, of which straw from small grains is the most feasible residue with which to start. For the straw residue to be used its collection must be energy efficient and its removal must not impact the sustainability of the growing environment. In addition, its collection must be economically advantageous to the producer. To do all that, a single pass multi-component harvester system is most desirable. Results from our first prototype suggest that current combines probably do adequate threshing and that a separate chassis can be developed that does additional separation and that is economically feasible.

Reed Hoskinson; John R. Hess

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters ...  

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Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single ... of quantum dot can be shaped and positioned ... somewhat haphazard process results in irregular shapes. ...

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

166

Single ion conductor cross-linked polymeric networks  

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Single ion conductors comprising polymer electrolytes prepared by grafting a salt compound onto a comb-branch polymer or dendrimer are disclosed having superior properties.

Kerr, John Borland (Oakland, CA); Wang, Shanger (Fairfield, CA); Han, Yong Bong (Berkeley, CA); Liu, Gao (Oakland, CA); Hou, Jun (Painted Post, NY); Sloop, Steven Edward (Berkeley, CA)

2005-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

167

Recrystallization In Single Crystals Of Nickel Base Superalloys - TMS  

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single-phase y areas if the degree of cold work is not too high. Grain boundary ... Figure 1: Recrystallization phenomena on a turbine airfoil after solution heat...

168

Lipid Extraction From Microalgae Using A Single Ionic Liquid ...  

... to a top phase where it is ... Wind Energy; Partners (27) Visual Patent Search; Success Stories; News; Events; Lipid Extraction From Microalgae Using A Single ...

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Single ion conductor cross-linked polymeric networks  

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Single ion conductors comprising polymer electrolytes prepared by grafting a salt compound onto a comb-branch polymer or dendrimer are disclosed having superior properties.

Kerr, John Borland (Oakland, CA); Wang, Shanger (Fairfield, CA); Hou, Jun (Painted Post, NY); Sloop, Steven Edward (Berkeley, CA); Han, Yong Bong (Berkeley, CA); Liu, Gao (Oakland, CA)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

170

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Single-Crystal Superalloys  

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scale features in multi-layer material systems for aerospace and power generation components. Introduction. Multiple generations of single crystal superalloys...

171

Development of A Low Angle Grain Boundary Resistant Single ...  

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single crystal buckets or vanes of industrial gas turbines. First, the effects of ... In the field of industrial gas turbines (IGT), application of SC components is...

172

Globally Optimal Solutions for Large Single-Row Facility Layout ...  

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May 22, 2006 ... This paper is concerned with the single-row facility layout problem ..... A standard way to tighten linear or semidefinite relaxations of binary...

173

The Formation of SRZ on a Fourth Generation Single Crystal ...  

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4th generation nickel-base single crystal (SC) superalloy with aluminide coating ... Granular precipitates distributed in the upper part of SRZ, and needle-like...

174

Porosity Clusters and Recrystallization in Single Crystal Components  

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The influence of cross-section transients on dendritic single-crystal growth in the .... Ceramic accumulations in the transient region also influence heat transfer.

175

Distilling single-photon entanglement from photon loss and decoherence  

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Single-photon entanglement may be the simplest type of entanglement but it is of vice importance in quantum communication. Here we present a practical protocol for distilling the single-photon entanglement from both photon loss and decoherence. With the help of some local single photons, the probability of single photon loss can be decreased and the less-entangled state can also be recovered to maximally entangled state simultaneously. It only requires some linear optical elements which makes it feasible in current experiment condition. This protocol might find applications in current quantum communications based on the quantum repeaters.

Yu-Bo Sheng; Lan Zhou

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

176

Sequencing single molecules using surface-enhanced Raman ...  

Energy Analysis; Energy Storage; Geothermal; Hydrogen and Fuel Cell; Hydropower, Wave and Tidal; ... Events; Sequencing single molecules using surface-enhanced Raman ...

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Iterative Minimization Schemes for Solving the Single Source ...  

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Jul 23, 2007 ... Abstract: We consider the problem of locating a single radiating source from several noisy measurements using a maximum likelihood (ML)...

178

New Design for Transistors Powered by Single Electrons  

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... This type of innovative transistor, called a "single-electron tunneling" (SET) device, is typically made with a metal wire interrupted by insulating ...

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179

Single-Crystalline Thin Film Used in Photovoltaics  

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Single-crystalline thin films are made from gallium arsenide (GaAs), a compound semiconductor that is a mixture of gallium and arsenic.

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Development of Economically Doped Heat-Resistant Nickel Single ...  

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Presentation Title, Development of Economically Doped Heat-Resistant Nickel Single-Crystal Superalloys for Blades of Perspective Gas Turbine Engines.

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Undercooling Related Casting Defects in Single Crystal Turbine ...  

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ger problem during the single crystal solidification of turbine blades for stationary gas turbines. Hence the intention of tem- perature measurements during the...

182

FROM: KYLE E. MCSLARROW SUBJEcr A Single Integrated IT Infrastructure...  

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KYLE E. MCSLARROW SUBJEcr A Single Integrated IT Infrastructure for the Department The Department has made great progress in achieving efficiencies and economies of scale in...

183

Determination of Atomistic Structure of Ni-Base Single Crystal ...  

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l-2-1, Sengen, Tsukuba Science City, 305, Japan. *Department of ... The atomic locations of alloying elements in some Ni-base single crystal superalloys have...

184

Genomic Sequencing of Single Bacterial Cells (2010 JGI User Meeting)  

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Tanja Woyke from the DOE JGI on the "Genomic Sequencing of Single Bacterial Cells" on March 26, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting

Woyke, Tanje

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

185

Single Wall Carbon Nanotube/Polyacrylonitrile Composite Fiber .  

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??Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs), discovered in 1993, have good mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is an important fiber for textiles as well (more)

Liang, Jianghong

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Single Substance Organic Redox Flow Battery...  

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2Z Z - + Z + E 0 -2.8V A Single Substance Organic Redox Flow Battery -+- -+- Components Compound Z Tetraethylammonium Tetrafluoroborate (TEA-BF 4 )...

187

Characterization of Contamination Free Single-Crystal Sapphire and ...  

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What Can we Learn from Atomic Scale Calculations of Grain Boundary Properties? What Can We Learn from Measurements of Li-ion Battery Single Particles?

188

Predicting Deformation of Single Crystal Niobium Using Crystal ...  

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... Nb. Crystal plasticity models capable of predicting shape changes in single crystal Nb dog bone samples having different orientations have been developed, ...

189

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single ...  

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... Distantly related to the soot in your fireplace or in a candle flame, nanotube-laden soot is the primary industrial source of single-wall carbon ...

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

190

Single Crystal PWA 1472 in High Pressure Hydrogen  

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SINGLE CRYSTAL PWA 1472. IN HIGH PRESSURE HYDROGEN. D. P. DeLUCA, R. W. HATALA. UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. PRATT & WHITNEY. P. 0.

191

UV Decontamination of MDA Reagents for Single Cell Genomics  

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Single cell genomics, the amplification and sequencing of genomes from single cells, can provide a glimpse into the genetic make-up and thus life style of the vast majority of uncultured microbial cells, making it an immensely powerful and increasingly popular tool. This is accomplished by use of multiple displacement amplification (MDA), which can generate billions of copies of a single bacterial genome producing microgram-range DNA required for shotgun sequencing. Here, we address a key challenge inherent to this approach and propose a solution for the improved recovery of single cell genomes. While DNA-free reagents for the amplification of a single cell genome are a prerequisite for successful single cell sequencing and analysis, DNA contamination has been detected in various reagents, which poses a considerable challenge. Our study demonstrates the effect of UV irradiation in efficient elimination of exogenous contaminant DNA found in MDA reagents, while maintaining Phi29 activity. Consequently, we also find that increased UV exposure to Phi29 does not adversely affect genome coverage of MDA amplified single cells. While additional challenges in single cell genomics remain to be resolved, the proposed methodology is relatively quick and simple and we believe that its application will be of high value for future single cell sequencing projects.

Lee, Janey; Tighe, Damon; Sczyrba, Alexander; Malmatrom, Rex; Clingenpeel, Scott; Malfatti, Stephanie; Rinke, Christian; Wang, Zhong; Stepanauskas, Ramunas; Cheng, Jan-Fang; Woyke, Tanja

2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

192

The Effect of Temperature on the Deformation Structure of Single ...  

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THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE DEFORMATION STRUCTURE OF. SINGLE CRYSTAL NICKEL BASE SUPERALLOYS. M.Dollar' and I.M.Bernstein$.

193

Supplementary Material Free energy recovery in single molecule experiments  

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Supplementary Material Free energy recovery in single molecule experiments Single molecule force measurements (experimental setup shown in Fig. S1) can be used to determine free-energy differences between the unfolding process and using the thermodynamic relation revWG = , we can estimate the RNA folding free energy

Ritort, Felix

194

Multiscale Modelling of Single Crystal Superalloys for Gas Turbine Blades  

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Multiscale Modelling of Single Crystal Superalloys for Gas Turbine Blades PROEFSCHRIFT ter Multiscale Modelling of Single Crystal Superalloys for Gas Turbine Blades / by Tiedo Tinga. ­ Eindhoven accumulation 120 5.5 Application 121 5.6 Summary and conclusions 128 6. Application to gas turbine parts 131 6

195

Chloroplast DNA Variation Confirms a Single Origin of Domesticated  

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diversity. This result led them to conclude that these lines do, in fact, trace back to a single origin of single vs. multiple origins of sunflower domestication based on patterns of cpDNA variation in wild loci per lane on an automated DNA sequencer, PCR products were labeled by including a fluorescently

Burke, John M.

196

An algebraic perspective to single-transponder underwater navigation  

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An algebraic perspective to single-transponder underwater navigation J´er^ome Jouffroy and Johann Reger Abstract-- This paper studies the position estimation of an underwater vehicle using a single are presented to illus- trate the approach. I. INTRODUCTION As an underwater counterpart of GPS, Long Base

Knobloch,Jürgen

197

Minimizing weighted waiting time variance on a single processor  

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This paper considers the problem of scheduling n non-preemptive jobs on a single processor. Each job may have different size and weight. The objective is to minimize the weighted waiting time variance (WWTV). It is shown that the proof of one previous ... Keywords: Single processor scheduling, Weighted completion time variance, Weighted waiting time variance

Xiaoyun Xu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Photovoltaic Measurements in Single-Nanowire Silicon Solar Cells  

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Photovoltaic Measurements in Single-Nanowire Silicon Solar Cells Michael D. Kelzenberg, Daniel B Single-nanowire solar cells were created by forming rectifying junctions in electrically contacted vapor-voltage measurements were made under simulated Air Mass 1.5 global illumination. Photovoltaic spectral response

Heaton, Thomas H.

199

Galileo single frequency ionospheric correction: performances in terms of position  

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For GPS single frequency users, the ionospheric contribution to the error budget is estimated by the well-known Klobuchar algorithm. For Galileo, it will be mitigated by a global algorithm based on the NeQuick model. This algorithm relies on the adaptation ... Keywords: Data ingestion, Galileo, Ionospheric correction, NeQuick model, Positioning, Single frequency

Benot Bidaine; Matthieu Lonchay; Ren Warnant

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Motion capture system using single-track gray code  

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In this paper, we describe a high speed optical motion capture method that has a simple mechanism. We use a light shielding filter using a pattern of Single-Track Gray Code (STGC) [1] absolute encoder to take location of IR light marker tags instead ... Keywords: infrared light, motion capture, single-track gray code

Tomoko Fujii; Hideaki Nii; Takuji Tokiwa; Maki Sugimoto; Masahiko Inami

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Bending and shear moduli of single-walled carbon nanotubes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elastic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) obtained experimentally and computationally are reviewed. Attention is paid particularly on the evaluation of Young's and shear moduli of SWCNT. A finite element method (FEM) previously presented ... Keywords: Finite element method, Mechanical properties, Single-walled carbon nanotubes

Cho W. S. To

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Properties of Hubbard models with degenerate localized single particle eigenstates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the repulsive Hubbard model on a class of lattices or graphs for which there is a large degeneracy of the single particle ground states and where the projector onto the space of single particle ground states is highly reducible. This means that one can find a basis in the space of the single particle ground states such that the support of each single particle ground state belongs to some small cluster and these clusters do not overlap. We show how such lattices can be constructed in arbitrary dimensions. We construct all multi-particle ground states of these models for electron numbers not larger than the number of localized single particle eigenstates. We derive some of the ground state properties, esp. the residual entropy, i.e. the finite entropy density at zero temperature.

Andreas Mielke

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

203

A Single Crystal Niobium RF Cavity of the TESLA Shape  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A fabrication method for single crystal niobium cavities of the TESLA shape was proposed on the basis of metallographic investigations and electron beam welding tests on niobium single crystals. These tests showed that a cavity can be produced without grain boundaries even in the welding area. An appropriate annealing allows the outgassing of hydrogen and stress relaxation of the material without destruction of the single crystal. A prototype single crystal single cell cavity was built. An accelerating gradient of 37.5 MV/m was reached after approximately 110 mu-m of Buffered Chanical Polishing (BCP) and in situ baking at 120C for 6 hrs with a quality factor exceeding 2x1010 at 1.8 K. The developed fabrication method can be extended to fabrication of multi cell cavities.

W. Singer; X. Singer; P. Kneisel

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Single shot ultrafast dynamic ellipsometry (UDE) of laser-driven shocks in single crystal explosives  

SciTech Connect

We report on the first experiments to measure states in shocked energetic single crystals with dynamic ellipsometry. We demonstrate that these ellipsometric techniques can produce reasonable Hugoniot values using small amounts of crystalline RDX and PETN. Pressures, particle velocities and shock velocities obtained using shocked ellipsometry are comparable to those found using gas-gun flyer plates and molecular dynamics calculations. The adaptation of the technique from uniform thin films of polymers to thick non-perfect crystalline materials was a significant achievement. Correct sample preparation proved to be a crucial component. Through trial and error, we were able to resolve polishing issues, sample quality problems, birefringence effects and mounting difficulties that were not encountered using thin polymer films.

Whitley, Von H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mcgrane, Shawn D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moore, David S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Eakins, Dan E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bolme, Cindy A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Genomic Sequencing of Single Microbial Cells from Environmental Samples  

SciTech Connect

Recently developed techniques allow genomic DNA sequencing from single microbial cells [Lasken RS: Single-cell genomic sequencing using multiple displacement amplification, Curr Opin Microbiol 2007, 10:510-516]. Here, we focus on research strategies for putting these methods into practice in the laboratory setting. An immediate consequence of single-cell sequencing is that it provides an alternative to culturing organisms as a prerequisite for genomic sequencing. The microgram amounts of DNA required as template are amplified from a single bacterium by a method called multiple displacement amplification (MDA) avoiding the need to grow cells. The ability to sequence DNA from individual cells will likely have an immense impact on microbiology considering the vast numbers of novel organisms, which have been inaccessible unless culture-independent methods could be used. However, special approaches have been necessary to work with amplified DNA. MDA may not recover the entire genome from the single copy present in most bacteria. Also, some sequence rearrangements can occur during the DNA amplification reaction. Over the past two years many research groups have begun to use MDA, and some practical approaches to single-cell sequencing have been developed. We review the consensus that is emerging on optimum methods, reliability of amplified template, and the proper interpretation of 'composite' genomes which result from the necessity of combining data from several single-cell MDA reactions in order to complete the assembly. Preferred laboratory methods are considered on the basis of experience at several large sequencing centers where >70% of genomes are now often recovered from single cells. Methods are reviewed for preparation of bacterial fractions from environmental samples, single-cell isolation, DNA amplification by MDA, and DNA sequencing.

Ishoey, Thomas; Woyke, Tanja; Stepanauskas, Ramunas; Novotny, Mark; Lasken, Roger S.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 1 Single Cell Oils for the 21st Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 1 Single Cell Oils for the 21st Century Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Downloadable pdf of Chapter 1 Single Cel

207

Single top quark production and Vtb at the Tevatron  

SciTech Connect

Single top quark production via the electroweak interaction was observed by the D0 and CDF collaborations at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider at Fermilab. Multivariate analysis techniques are employed to extract the small single top quark signal. The combined Tevatron cross section is 2.76{sub -0.47}{sup +0.58} pb. This corresponds to a lower limit on the CKM matrix element |V{sub tb}| of 0.77. Also reported are measurements of the t-channel cross section, the top quark polarization in single top quark events, and limits on gluon-quark flavor-changing neutral currents and W{prime} boson production.

Schwienhorst, Reinhard; /Michigan State U.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Methods for forming particles from single source precursors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Single source precursors are subjected to carbon dioxide to form particles of material. The carbon dioxide may be in a supercritical state. Single source precursors also may be subjected to supercritical fluids other than supercritical carbon dioxide to form particles of material. The methods may be used to form nanoparticles. In some embodiments, the methods are used to form chalcopyrite materials. Devices such as, for example, semiconductor devices may be fabricated that include such particles. Methods of forming semiconductor devices include subjecting single source precursors to carbon dioxide to form particles of semiconductor material, and establishing electrical contact between the particles and an electrode.

Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rodriguez, Rene G. (Pocatello, ID); Pak, Joshua (Pocatello, ID)

2011-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

209

Single-photon heat conduction in electrical circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study photonic heat conduction between two resistors coupled weakly to a single superconducting microwave cavity. At low enough temperature, the dominating part of the heat exchanged between the resistors is transmitted by single-photon excitations of the fundamental mode of the cavity. This manifestation of single-photon heat conduction should be experimentally observable with the current state of the art. Our scheme can possibly be utilized in remote interference-free temperature control of electric components and environment engineering for superconducting qubits coupled to cavities.

Jones, P J; Tan, K Y; Mttnen, M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Single-photon heat conduction in electrical circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study photonic heat conduction between two resistors coupled weakly to a single superconducting microwave cavity. At low enough temperature, the dominating part of the heat exchanged between the resistors is transmitted by single-photon excitations of the fundamental mode of the cavity. This manifestation of single-photon heat conduction should be experimentally observable with the current state of the art. Our scheme can possibly be utilized in remote interference-free temperature control of electric components and environment engineering for superconducting qubits coupled to cavities.

P. J. Jones; J. A. M. Huhtamki; K. Y. Tan; M. Mttnen

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

211

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Ensemble Single Column  

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Ensemble Single Column Modelling (ESCM) in the Tropical Western Pacific Ensemble Single Column Modelling (ESCM) in the Tropical Western Pacific Hume, Timothy Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre Jakob, Christian BMRC Single column models (SCMs) are useful tools for the evaluation of parameterisations of radiative and moist processes used in general circulation models. Most SCM studies to date have concentrated on regions where there is a sufficiently dense observational network to derive the required forcing data, such as the Southern Great Plains. This poster describes an ensemble single column modelling (ESCM) approach, where an ensemble of SCM forcing data sets are derived from numerical weather prediction (NWP) analyses. The technique is applied to SCM runs at the Manus Island and Nauru ARM sites in the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP). It

212

Single-Issue Industrial Revenue Bond Program (Missouri) | Department of  

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

Single-Issue Industrial Revenue Bond Program (Missouri) Single-Issue Industrial Revenue Bond Program (Missouri) Single-Issue Industrial Revenue Bond Program (Missouri) < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Retail Supplier Systems Integrator Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Program Info State Missouri Program Type Bond Program Provider Missouri Development Finance Board The Missouri Development Finance Board administers a Single-Issue Tax-Exempt Industrial Revenue Bond Program as well as a Taxable Industrial Revenue Bond Program. The Tax-Exempt Program finances (i) the acquisition, construction and equipping of qualified manufacturing production facilities and/or equipment, and (ii) refinances outstanding tax-exempt bonds. It

213

Creation of multiple identical single photon emitters in diamond  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Emitters of indistinguishable single photons are crucial for the growing field of quantum technologies. To realize scalability and increase the complexity of quantum optics technologies, multiple independent yet identical single photon emitters are also required. However typical solid-state single photon sources are dissimilar, necessitating the use of electrical feedback or optical cavities to improve spectral overlap between distinct emitters. Here, we present controllable growth of bright silicon-vacancy (SiV-) centres in bulk diamond which intrinsically show almost identical emission (spectral overlap of up to 83%) and near transform-limited excitation linewidths. We measure the photo-physical properties of defects at room and cryogenic temperatures, and demonstrate incorporation into a solid immersion lens (SIL). Our results have impact upon the application of single photon sources for quantum optics and cryptography, and the production of next generation fluorophores for bio-imaging.

Lachlan J. Rogers; Kay D. Jahnke; Luca Marseglia; Christoph. Mller; Boris Naydenov; Hardy Schauffert; C. Kranz; T. Teraji; Junichi Isoya; Liam P. McGuinness; Fedor Jelezko

2013-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

214

Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels |  

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

Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels August 11, 2011 - 3:51pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC -- A team of researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs. "The Department of Energy relies on the scientific discoveries of its labs and research centers to improve the production of clean energy sources," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "This discovery is an important step in developing biomass crops that could increase yield of

215

ARM - Field Campaign - Summer Single Column Model IOP  

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govCampaignsSummer Single Column Model IOP govCampaignsSummer Single Column Model IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Summer Single Column Model IOP 1997.06.18 - 1997.07.18 Lead Scientist : David Randall Data Availability Actual data files for a number of past SCM IOPs are available from the ARM Archive IOP Server Cloud and Radiation Products Derived from Satellite Data Colorado State's Single Column Modeling Home Page For data sets, see below. Summary During the IOP, 1180 sondes were launched, with 4 missing data due to weather related problems and 24 terminating before 10,000 m (10 km). Description The Summer 1997 SCM IOP was scheduled with the SGP97 Campaign. With additional NASA funding, the IOP was extended so that the total IOP covered

216

ARM - Field Campaign - Winter Single Column Model IOP  

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govCampaignsWinter Single Column Model IOP govCampaignsWinter Single Column Model IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Winter Single Column Model IOP 1999.01.19 - 1999.02.08 Lead Scientist : David Randall Data Availability Actual data files for a number of past SCM IOPs are available from the ARM Archive under IOPs/UAV. Cloud and Radiation Products Derived from Satellite Data Colorado State's Single Column Modeling Home Page For data sets, see below. Description A second winter SCM IOP was conducted (1/19 - 2/8/99) to provide additional sampling of winter weather conditions. This was the first SCM IOP where AERIs and ceilometers were installed at the boundary facilities to give retrievals of temperature and moisture to supplement the sounding data. A

217

Single P-N junction tandem photovoltaic device  

SciTech Connect

A single P-N junction solar cell is provided having two depletion regions for charge separation while allowing the electrons and holes to recombine such that the voltages associated with both depletion regions of the solar cell will add together. The single p-n junction solar cell includes an alloy of either InGaN or InAlN formed on one side of the P-N junction with Si formed on the other side in order to produce characteristics of a two junction (2J) tandem solar cell through only a single P-N junction. A single P-N junction solar cell having tandem solar cell characteristics will achieve power conversion efficiencies exceeding 30%.

Walukiewicz, Wladyslaw (Kensington, CA); Ager, III, Joel W. (Berkeley, CA); Yu, Kin Man (Lafayette, CA)

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

218

Single P-N junction tandem photovoltaic device  

SciTech Connect

A single P-N junction solar cell is provided having two depletion regions for charge separation while allowing the electrons and holes to recombine such that the voltages associated with both depletion regions of the solar cell will add together. The single p-n junction solar cell includes an alloy of either InGaN or InAlN formed on one side of the P-N junction with Si formed on the other side in order to produce characteristics of a two junction (2J) tandem solar cell through only a single P-N junction. A single P-N junction solar cell having tandem solar cell characteristics will achieve power conversion efficiencies exceeding 30%.

Walukiewicz, Wladyslaw (Kensington, CA); Ager, III, Joel W. (Berkeley, CA); Yu, Kin Man (Lafayette, CA)

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

219

Evaluations of single walled carbon nanotubes using resonance Raman spectroscopy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work reports the results of two studies which use resonance Raman scattering to evaluate the vibrational properties of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). In the first study, we report an evaluation of second-order ...

Brar, Victor W. (Victor Watson), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Anisotropic Etching and Nanoribbon Formation in Single-Layer Graphene  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate anisotropic etching of single-layer graphene by thermally activated nickel nanoparticles. Using this technique, we obtain sub-10-nm nanoribbons and other graphene nanostructures with edges aligned along a ...

Campos, Leonardo

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221

Guide to Complete SSO (Single Sign-On) Registration  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Guide to Complete EIA SSO (Single Sign-On) Registration 1. Open your Internet Browser, enter this address, and press Enter https:signon.eia.doe.govssoserverlogin 1 L6533:prj...

222

Exploring the mechanome with optical tweezers and single molecule fluorescence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The combination of optical tweezers and single molecule fluorescence into an instrument capable of making combined, coincident measurements adds an observable dimension that allows for the examination of the localized ...

Brau, Ricardo R. (Ricardo Rafael), 1979-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Objective Tropical Cyclone Center Tracking Using Single-Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents an extension of the ground-based velocity track display (GBVTD)-simplex tropical cyclone (TC) circulation centerfinding algorithm to further improve the accuracy and consistency of TC center estimates from single-Doppler radar ...

Michael M. Bell; Wen-Chau Lee

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Assessment of Solution Uncertainties in Single-Column Modeling Frameworks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single-column models (SCMs) have been extensively promoted in recent years as an effective means to develop and test physical parameterizations targeted for more complex three-dimensional climate models. Although there are some clear advantages ...

James J. Hack; John A. Pedretti

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

NETL: Gasification Systems - Single-Crystal Sapphire Optical...  

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Single-Crystal Sapphire Optical Fiber Sensor Instrumentation Virginia Polytechnic Institute Project No.: DE-FC26-99FT40685 Phase I - The Photonics Laboratory at Virginia Tech has...

226

Single-Holed Regions: Their Relations and Inferences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The discontinuities in boundaries and exteriors that regions with holes expose offer opportunities for inferences that are impossible for regions without holes. A systematic study of the binary relations between single-holed regions shows not only an ...

Maria Vasardani; Max J. Egenhofer

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Dynamic Response of Single Electrode Conductivity Probes in Slow Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Four designs of single electrode conductivity probes, three of them new, were tested for response characteristics in conditions simulating laboratory internal wave flows. Two of the new designs were shown to be significantly superior in sensing ...

William F. Simmons; Barry R. Ruddick

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

A Method for Evaluating Fire after Earthquake Scenarios for Single...  

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

DOENNSA LANS Company Sensitive - unauthorized release or dissemination prohibited U N C L A S S I F I E D A Method for Evaluating Fire After Earthquake Scenarios for Single...

229

First Observations of Microbaroms with Single Absolute Barometers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first observations of microbaroms with single absolute barometers are presented and discussed. Microbaroms are pulses of atmospheric infrasound emitted by ocean surface waves. They can propagate over thousands of kilometers through the ...

Ganesh K. Subramanian; Andreas Muschinski

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Single-Point Closures in a Neutrally Stratified Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Closure assumptions often employed in single-point closure models for boundary-layer applications are evaluated against a neutrally stratified planetary boundary-layer flow generated by large-eddy simulation. The contributions from slow and rapid ...

Anders Andrn; Chin-Hoh Moeng

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

60 TPH Single Line Green Anode Plant Commissionned at Qatalum  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, The first single line 60 t/h green anode plant ever was ... This green anode plant was designed to fulfil the anode requirements of the 585,000...

232

Efficiently Coupling Light to Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We designed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) integrated with silver optical antennae for free-space coupling and a dielectric waveguide for fiber coupling. According to our finite-element simulation, ...

Hu, Xiaolong

233

Laboratory Measurements of Light Scattering by Single Levitated Ice Crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors have measured the differential light-scattering cross sections and phase functions of single vapor-grown hexagonal ice particles levitated in an electrodynamic balance. The ice particles, grown at temperatures ?5 > T > ?10C, were ...

Neil J. Bacon; Brian D. Swanson

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Soldering to a single atomic layer - Lawrence Berkeley National ...  

Soldering to a single atomic layer a?lar . ... age V bg, where the contact resistance R c is extracted from the ?ts Fig. 3 a , dashed black lines .

235

Metastable, Single Crystalline Nanopillar Growth of III-V Compounds...  

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Metastable, Single Crystalline Nanopillar Growth of III-V Compounds on Lattice-Mismatched Substrates Speaker(s): Connie Chang-Hasnain Date: February 28, 2012 - 12:00pm Location:...

236

A Single-Product Inventory Model for Multiple Demand Classes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider a single-product inventory system that serves multiple demand classes, which differ in their shortage costs or service level requirements. We assume a critical-level control policy, and show the equivalence ...

Arslan, Hasan

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

237

A competitive genetic algorithm for single row facility layout  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Feb 22, 2012 ... The single row facility layout is the NP-Hard problem of arranging facilities ..... with a user-specified probability p, the second fittest solution with...

238

Pulsed Single-Photon Resonant Cavity Quantum Dot LED  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previously, the authors demonstrated single-photon emission of cw-operated InP QDs up to at least 80 K in a simple light emitting diode (LED) configuration [2].

239

North Shore Gas Single Family Direct Install (Illinois)  

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

Owners of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and two-flats may be eligible for a free installation of new programmable thermostats, pipe insulation, showerheads, and faucet aerators through...

240

Crosswinds from a Single-Aperture Scintillometer Using Spectral Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, spectral techniques to obtain crosswinds from a single large-aperture scintillometer (SLAS) time series are investigated. The crosswind is defined as the wind component perpendicular to a path. A scintillometer obtains a path-...

Danille van Dinther; Oscar K. Hartogensis; Arnold F. Moene

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Gas Adsorption on Heterogeneous Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube...  

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the adsorption of C, Xe, and Ar onto bundles of closed-ended SWNTs. The Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are of inter- est as gas adsorbents because of their unique...

242

A Hierarchical Volumetric Shadow Algorithm for Single Scattering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Volumetric effects such as beams of light through participating media are an important component in the appearance of the natural world. Many such effects can be faithfully modeled by a single scattering medium. In the ...

Baran, Ilya

243

Modeling and analysis of single-molecule experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single molecule experiments offer a unique window into the molecular world. This window allows us to distinguish the behaviors of individual molecules from the behavior of bulk by observing rare events and heterogeneity ...

Witkoskie, James B

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Understanding Enzyme Activity Using Single Molecule Tracking (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This poster describes single-molecule tracking and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. It discusses whether the carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) moves on cellulose, how the CBM binds to cellulose, and the mechanism of cellulosome assembly.

Liu, Y.-S.; Zeng, Y.; Luo, Y.; Xu, Q.; Himmel, M.; Smith S.; Wei, H.; Ding, S.-Y.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Nanofluidic system for single molecule manipulation and analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on characterizing and controlling the translocation of single 48.5 kbp [lambda]-DNA molecules through an artificial nanopore with the objective of enabling multiple measurements on the same molecule. ...

Sen, Yi-Heng

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Characterizing quantum phase transitions by single qubit operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce observable quantities, borrowing from concepts of quantum information theory, for the characterization of quantum phase transitions in spin systems. These observables are uniquely defined in terms of single spin unitary operations. We define the energy gap between the ground state and the state produced by the action of a single-qubit local gate. We show that this static quantity involves only single-site expectations and two-point correlation functions on the ground state. We then discuss a dynamical local observable defined as the acceleration of quantum state evolution after performing an instaneous single-qubit perturbation on the ground state. This quantity involves three-point correlations as well. We show that both the static and the dynamical observables detect and characterize completely quantum critical points in a class of spin systems.

S. M. Giampaolo; F. Illuminati; S. De Siena

2006-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

247

Method for single-cell mass and electrophoretic mobility measurement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analysis of single cells using flow cytometry techniques has created a wealth of knowledge about cellular phenomena that could not be obtained by population average measurements. As these techniques are integrated with ...

Dextras, Philip

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Isolating and moving single atoms using silicon nanocrystals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed for isolating single atoms of an atomic species of interest by locating the atoms within silicon nanocrystals. This can be done by implanting, on the average, a single atom of the atomic species of interest into each nanocrystal, and then measuring an electrical charge distribution on the nanocrystals with scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM) or electrostatic force microscopy (EFM) to identify and select those nanocrystals having exactly one atom of the atomic species of interest therein. The nanocrystals with the single atom of the atomic species of interest therein can be sorted and moved using an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip. The method is useful for forming nanoscale electronic and optical devices including quantum computers and single-photon light sources.

Carroll, Malcolm S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

249

Single-photon single-ion interaction in free space configuration in front of a parabolic mirror  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The efficient interaction between single photons and single matter objects in free space is of key importance for quantum technologies. An experimental setup for testing this possibility involves single two-level ion trapped at the focus of a parabolic metallic mirror. We study the conditions for the setup, under which the assumption about the free-space mode structure of the radiation field in the vicinity of the atom is justified. In our analysis we apply vectorial properties of light by including polarization degree of freedom. We look for possible changes in the spontaneous emission rate of the atom resulting from the presence of the parabolic boundary conditions.

Magdalena Stobi?ska; Robert Alicki

2009-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

250

Using nanoscale transistors to measure single donor spins in semiconductors  

SciTech Connect

We propose a technique for measuring the state of a single donor electron spin usinga field-effect transistor induced two-dimensional electron gas and electrically detected magnetic resonance techniques. The scheme is faciltated by hyperfine coupling to the donor nucleus. We analyze the potential sensitivity and outlne experimental reqiurements. Our measurement provides a single-shot, projective, and quantum non-demoltion measurement of an electron-encoded qubit state.

Sarovar, M.; Young, K. C.; Whaley, K. B.; Schenkel, Thomas

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Cross sections for short pulse single and double ionization ofhelium  

SciTech Connect

In a previous publication, procedures were proposed for unambiguously extracting amplitudes for single and double ionization from a time-dependent wavepacket by effectively propagating for an infinite time following a radiation pulse. Here we demonstrate the accuracy and utility of those methods for describing two-photon single and one-photon double ionization of helium. In particular it is shown how narrow features corresponding to autoionizing states are easily resolved with these methods.

Palacios, Alicia; Rescigno, Thomas N.; McCurdy, C. William

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

252

Higgs Boson Decays into Single Photon plus Unparticle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The decay of the standard model Higgs boson into a single photon and a vector unparticle through a one-loop process is studied. For an intermediate mass Higgs boson, this single photon plus unparticle mode can have a branching ratio comparable with the two-photon discovery mode. The emitted photon has a continuous energy spectrum encoding the nature of the recoil unparticle. It can be measured in precision studies of the Higgs boson after its discovery.

Kingman Cheung; Chong Sheng Li; Tzu-Chiang Yuan

2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

253

Optical Nanofibers for Manipulating and Probing Single-Atom Fluorescence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate how optical nanofibers can be used to manipulate and probe single-atom fluorescence. We show that fluorescence photons from a very small number of atoms, average atom number of less than 0.1, around the nanofiber can readily be observed through single-mode optical fiber under resonant laser irradiation. We show also that optical nanofibers enable us to probe the van der Waals interaction between atoms and surface with high precision by observing the fluorescence excitation spectrum.

K. P. Nayak; P. N. Melentiev; M. Morinaga; Fam Le Kien; V. I. Balykin; K. Hakuta

2006-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

254

Single crystal Processing and magnetic properties of gadolinium nickel  

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GdNi is a rare earth intermetallic material that exhibits very interesting magnetic properties. Spontaneous magnetostriction occurs in GdNi at T{sub C}, on the order of 8000ppm strain along the c-axis and only until very recently the mechanism causing this giant magnetostriction was not understood. In order to learn more about the electronic and magnetic structure of GdNi, single crystals are required for anisotropic magnetic property measurements. Single crystal processing is quite challenging for GdNi though since the rare-earth transition-metal composition yields a very reactive intermetallic compound. Many crystal growth methods are pursued in this study including crucible free methods, precipitation growths, and specially developed Bridgman crucibles. A plasma-sprayed Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} W-backed Bridgman crucible was found to be the best means of GdNi single crystal processing. With a source of high-quality single crystals, many magnetization measurements were collected to reveal the magnetic structure of GdNi. Heat capacity and the magnetocaloric effect are also measured on a single crystal sample. The result is a thorough report on high quality single crystal processing and the magnetic properties of GdNi.

Shreve, Andrew John [Ames Laboratory

2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of Independent Single Photons based on Integrated Nonlinear Optics  

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Photons are ideal carriers of quantum information, as they can be easily created and can travel long distances without being affected by decoherence. For this reason, they are well suited for quantum communication. However, the interaction between single photons is negligible under most circumstances. Realising such an interaction is not only fundamentally fascinating but holds great potential for emerging technologies. It has recently been shown that even weak optical nonlinearities between single photons can be used to perform important quantum communication tasks more efficiently than methods based on linear optics, which have fundamental limitations. Nonlinear optical effects at single photon levels in atomic media have been studied and demonstrated but these are neither flexible nor compatible with quantum communication as they impose restrictions on photons' wavelengths and bandwidths. Here we use a high efficiency nonlinear waveguide to observe the sum-frequency generation between a single photon and a single-photon level coherent state from two independent sources. The use of an integrated, room-temperature device and telecom wavelengths makes this approach to photon-photon interaction well adapted to long distance quantum communication, moving quantum nonlinear optics one step further towards complex quantum networks and future applications such as device independent quantum key distribution.

Thiago Guerreiro; Enrico Pomarico; Bruno Sanguinetti; Nicolas Sangouard; J. S. Pelc; C. Langrock; M. M. Fejer; Hugo Zbinden; Robert T. Thew; Nicolas Gisin

2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-shot readout of an electron spin in silicon  

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The size of silicon transistors used in microelectronic devices is shrinking to the level where quantum effects become important. While this presents a significant challenge for the further scaling of microprocessors, it provides the potential for radical innovations in the form of spin-based quantum computers and spintronic devices. An electron spin in Si can represent a well-isolated quantum bit with long coherence times because of the weak spin-orbit coupling and the possibility to eliminate nuclear spins from the bulk crystal. However, the control of single electrons in Si has proved challenging, and has so far hindered the observation and manipulation of a single spin. Here we report the first demonstration of single-shot, time-resolved readout of an electron spin in Si. This has been performed in a device consisting of implanted phosphorus donors coupled to a metal-oxide-semiconductor single-electron transistor - compatible with current microelectronic technology. We observed a spin lifetime approaching 1 second at magnetic fields below 2 T, and achieved spin readout fidelity better than 90%. High-fidelity single-shot spin readout in Si opens the path to the development of a new generation of quantum computing and spintronic devices, built using the most important material in the semiconductor industry.

Andrea Morello; Jarryd J. Pla; Floris A. Zwanenburg; Kok W. Chan; Hans Huebl; Mikko Mottonen; Christopher D. Nugroho; Changyi Yang; Jessica A. van Donkelaar; Andrew D. C. Alves; David N. Jamieson; Christopher C. Escott; Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg; Robert G. Clark; Andrew S. Dzurak

2010-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

257

California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH)  

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

California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate 10,000 for fully subsidized systems No maximum stated for partially subsidized systems Program Info Start Date 7/1/2009 Expiration Date 12/31/2015 State California Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies depending on participant's income level and California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program eligibility. (see below) Provider GRID Alternatives The California Solar Initiative (CSI) provides financial incentives for installing solar technologies through a variety of smaller sub-programs. Of

258

ARM - Field Campaign - Fall 1995 Single Column Model IOP  

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Single Column Model IOP Single Column Model IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Fall 1995 Single Column Model IOP 1995.09.01 - 1995.10.31 Lead Scientist : David Randall Data Availability Data Plots from Colorado State University Data Plots from Livermore National Laboratory Actual data files for a number of past SCM IOPs are available from the ARM Archive. For data sets, see below. Description These seasonal SCM IOPs are conducted at the Southern Great Plains to enhance the frequency of observations for SCM uses, particularly vertical soundings of temperature, water vapor, and winds. The SCM IOPs are conducted for a period of 21 days. During that time, radiosondes are launched at the Central Facility and the four boundary facilities eight

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Single Column Model Simulations of Cloud Sensitivity to Forcing  

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Single-Column Model Simulations Single-Column Model Simulations of Cloud Sensitivity to Forcing A. D. Del Genio National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York A. B. Wolf National Aeronautics and Space Administration SGT, Inc., Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York Introduction The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program single-column modeling (SCM) framework has to date used several fairly brief intensive observing periods (IOPs) to evaluate the performance of climate model parameterizations. With only a few weather events in each IOP, it is difficult to separate errors associated with the instantaneous dynamical forcing from errors in parameterization. It is also impossible to determine whether model errors are systematic and climatically significant. This

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Progress and issues in single well seismic imaging | Open Energy  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Progress and issues in single well seismic imaging Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Progress and issues in single well seismic imaging Authors Thomas M. Daley, Ernest L. Majer, Roland Gritto and Jerry M. Harris Conference 70th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstracts; N/A; 2000/01/01 Published N/A, 2000 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Progress and issues in single well seismic imaging Citation

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261

Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon  

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Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon Print Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon Print A single hydrogen (or deuterium) molecule consists of only two protons (deuterons) and two electrons and is perfectly symmetric. Linearly polarized photons are similarly symmetric. So one might think that the angular distribution of photoelectrons resulting from photoionization of the molecule by the photon accompanied by dissociation into a hydrogen atom and a hydrogen ion would itself be symmetric. However, an international team of researchers from Germany, Spain, and the U.S. has now shown that this need not be the case. When there are multiple quantum paths for the process, interference between waves in the coherent superposition of electron states (which exists when the molecular fragments are still close together) skews the distribution by breaking the molecular symmetry.

262

ARM - Field Campaign - Summer 1994 Single Column Model IOP  

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govCampaignsSummer 1994 Single Column Model IOP govCampaignsSummer 1994 Single Column Model IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Summer 1994 Single Column Model IOP 1994.07.01 - 1994.07.31 Lead Scientist : David Randall Data Availability Data Plots from Colorado State University Data Plots from Livermore National Laboratory Actual data files for a number of past SCM IOPs are available from the ARM Archive. For data sets, see below. Description These seasonal SCM IOPs are conducted at the Southern Great Plains to enhance the frequency of observations for SCM uses, particularly vertical soundings of temperature, water vapor, and winds. The SCM IOPs are conducted for a period of 21 days. During that time, radiosondes are launched at the Central Facility and the four boundary facilities eight

263

Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon  

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Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon Print Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon Print A single hydrogen (or deuterium) molecule consists of only two protons (deuterons) and two electrons and is perfectly symmetric. Linearly polarized photons are similarly symmetric. So one might think that the angular distribution of photoelectrons resulting from photoionization of the molecule by the photon accompanied by dissociation into a hydrogen atom and a hydrogen ion would itself be symmetric. However, an international team of researchers from Germany, Spain, and the U.S. has now shown that this need not be the case. When there are multiple quantum paths for the process, interference between waves in the coherent superposition of electron states (which exists when the molecular fragments are still close together) skews the distribution by breaking the molecular symmetry.

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TOPAZ: the Single Crystal Diffractometer at SNS | ORNL Neutron Sciences  

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TOPAZ-Single-Crystal Diffractometer TOPAZ-Single-Crystal Diffractometer TOPAZ instrument scientist Christina Hoffmann and scientific associate Matt Frost at TOPAZ. TOPAZ instrument scientist Christina Hoffmann and scientific associate Matt Frost at TOPAZ. TOPAZ is an elastic scattering instrument that allows for probing of material structures and responses under controlled environmental conditions. It enables neutron measurement of the same single-crystal samples that is possible with x-ray diffraction. Data are collected on samples of 0.1 mm3 or less. Resolution is such that an average unit cell size of [50 × 50 × 50] Å3 for compounds of moderate complexity can be easily accommodated. This includes inorganic large and porous framework and guest-host materials, metal (in-)organic cluster and

265

Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon  

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Symmetry Breaking of H2 Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon Symmetry Breaking of H2 Dissociation by a Single Photon Print Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00 A single hydrogen (or deuterium) molecule consists of only two protons (deuterons) and two electrons and is perfectly symmetric. Linearly polarized photons are similarly symmetric. So one might think that the angular distribution of photoelectrons resulting from photoionization of the molecule by the photon accompanied by dissociation into a hydrogen atom and a hydrogen ion would itself be symmetric. However, an international team of researchers from Germany, Spain, and the U.S. has now shown that this need not be the case. When there are multiple quantum paths for the process, interference between waves in the coherent superposition of electron states (which exists when the molecular fragments are still close together) skews the distribution by breaking the molecular symmetry.

266

Determination of vertical profiles of aerosol extinction, single scatter  

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Determination of vertical profiles of aerosol extinction, single scatter Determination of vertical profiles of aerosol extinction, single scatter albedo and asymmetry parameter at Barrow. Sivaraman, Chitra Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Flynn, Connor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Turner, David University of Wisconsin-Madison Category: Aerosols Efforts are currently underway to run and evaluate the Broadband Heating Rate Profile project at the ARM North Slope of Alaska (NSA) Barrow site for the time period March 2004 - February 2005. The Aerosol Best-Estimate (ABE) Value-Added Procedure (VAP) is to provide continuous estimates of vertical profiles of aerosol extinction, single-scatter albedo, and asymmetry parameter above the Northern Slopes of Alaska (NSA) facility. In the interest of temporal continuity, we have developed an algorithm that

267

Extreme thermophiles: moving beyond single-enzyme biocatalysis  

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COCHE-51; NO. OF PAGES 10 COCHE-51; NO. OF PAGES 10 Please cite this article in press as: Frock AD, Kelly RM. Extreme thermophiles: moving beyond single-enzyme biocatalysis, Curr Opin Chem Eng (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.coche.2012.07.003 Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Extreme thermophiles: moving beyond single-enzyme biocatalysis Andrew D Frock and Robert M Kelly Extremely thermophilic microorganisms have been sources of thermostable and thermoactive enzymes for over 30 years. However, information and insights gained from genome sequences, in conjunction with new tools for molecular genetics, have opened up exciting new possibilities for biotechnological opportunities based on extreme thermophiles that go beyond single-step biotransformations. Although the pace for discovering novel microorganisms has slowed over

268

ARM - Field Campaign - Winter 1994 Single Column Model IOP  

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govCampaignsWinter 1994 Single Column Model IOP govCampaignsWinter 1994 Single Column Model IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Winter 1994 Single Column Model IOP 1994.01.01 - 1994.01.31 Lead Scientist : David Randall Data Availability Data Plots from Colorado State University Data Plots from Livermore National Laboratory Actual data files for a number of past SCM IOPs are available from the ARM Archive. For data sets, see below. Description These seasonal SCM IOPs are conducted at the Southern Great Plains to enhance the frequency of observations for SCM uses, particularly vertical soundings of temperature, water vapor, and winds. The SCM IOPs are conducted for a period of 21 days. During that time, radiosondes are launched at the Central Facility and the four boundary facilities eight

269

W and Anomalous Single Top Production at HERA  

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The analysis of $W$ production and the search for anomalous single top production is performed with the H1 detector at HERA with an integrated luminosity of 0.5 fb$^{-1}$, consisting of the complete high energy data from the HERA programme. Production cross section measurements of single $W$ production, as well as $W$ polarisation fractions in events containing isolated leptons and missing transverse momentum are also presented. In the context of a search for single top production an upper limit on the top production cross section $\\sigma_{ep\\to etX} < 0.16$ pb is established at the 95% confidence level, corresponding to an upper bound on the anomalous magnetic coupling $\\kappa_{tu\\gamma} < 0.14$.

E. Rizvi; for the H1 Collabortion

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

270

Single transmission line interrogated multiple channel data acquisition system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single transmission line interrogated multiple channel data acquisition system is provided in which a plurality of remote station/sensor circuits each monitors a specific process variable and each transmits measurement values over a single transmission line to a master interrogating station when addressed by said master interrogating station. Typically, as many as 330 remote stations may be parallel connected to the transmission line which may exceed 7,000 feet. The interrogation rate is typically 330 stations/second. The master interrogating station samples each station according to a shared, charging transmit-receive cycle. All remote station address signals, all data signals from the remote stations/sensors and all power for all of the remote station/sensors are transmitted via a single continuous terminated coaxial cable. A means is provided for periodically and remotely calibrating all remote sensors for zero and span. A provision is available to remotely disconnect any selected sensor station from the main transmission line.

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV); Keech, Jr., Thomas W. (Morgantown, WV)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Mechanical seal having a single-piece, perforated mating ring  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical seal (e.g., single mechanical seals, double mechanical seals, tandem mechanical seals, bellows, pusher mechanical seals, and all types of rotating and reciprocating machines) with reduced contact surface temperature, reduced contact surface wear, or increased life span. The mechanical seal comprises a rotating ring and a single-piece, perforated mating ring, which improves heat transfer by controllably channeling coolant flow through the single-piece mating ring such that the coolant is in substantially uniform thermal contact with a substantial portion of the interior surface area of the seal face, while maintaining the structural integrity of the mechanical seal and minimizing the potential for coolant flow interruptions to the seal face caused by debris or contaminants (e.g., small solids and trash) in the coolant.

Khonsari, Michael M. (Baton Rouge, LA); Somanchi, Anoop K. (Fremont, CA)

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Photorefractive Properties of Stoichiometric Lithium Niobate Single Crystals  

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The specific features of photorefractive light scattering in nominally pure stoichiometric (Li/Nb = 1) sin- gle crystals grown from a melt with 58.6 mol % Li{sub 2}O (LiNbO{sub 3}st) and in the stoichiometric single crystals grown from a melt of congruent composition in the presence of K{sub 2}O flux (LiNbO{sub 3}stK{sub 2}O) have been investi- gated. At an excitation power of 30 mW, LiNbO{sub 3}stK{sub 2}O single crystals are found to exhibit a stronger photo- refractive effect than LiNbO{sub 3}st single crystals.

Sidorov, N. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Earth Elements and Mineral Raw Materials, Kola Scientific Center (Russian Federation); Antonycheva, E. A.; Syui, A. V. [Far Eastern State Transport University (Russian Federation); Palatnikov, M. N., E-mail: palat_mn@chemy.kolasc.net.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Earth Elements and Mineral Raw Materials, Kola Scientific Center (Russian Federation)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

273

Application Study of a Single House Horizontal Heating System  

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It is imperative to get new heating systems into the market and implement rate structures with heat meters for the purpose of energy conservation and environmental protection. Based on analysis of current heating technology, this paper analyzes the different forms of heating systems suited for single household metering. We introduce especially the single house horizontal spanning system and show how to select the heat flow rate of the radiator. We also study the distribution rule of the heat intermedium of horizontal heating system. To simplify the workload of engineering process and make the design more accurate, a new method for calculating the average temperature of the intermedium and the heat flow rate of this heating system is put forward. Comparison is also made between the system in question and the heating system in series. A few important questions are raised and discussed, such as the computation of combining different forms of radiators, the verification of the pipe radiation, the end of the radiator without spanning pipe, and the selection of the pipe diameter. At the same time, we study the influence of the horizontal heating system on the whole heating network, describe the characteristics of a single household horizontal heating system and the importance of its hydraulic computation, and analyze the influence of the gravitational head to this heating system. We also study the hydraulic condition of the single house horizontal system and the relationship of each party under the adjustment. In addition, the operation of single household horizontal heating system is verified in a real project, and its reliability is testified. This paper provides a method for further research on related issues of a single household metering heating system and is valuable for design, operation and management.

Hang, Y.; Ying, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

A Single Atom as a Mirror of an Optical Cavity  

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By tightly focussing a laser field onto a single cold ion trapped in front of a far-distant dielectric mirror, we could observe a quantum electrodynamic effect whereby the ion behaves as the optical mirror of a Fabry-P\\'erot cavity. We show that the amplitude of the laser field is significantly altered due to a modification of the electromagnetic mode structure around the atom in a novel regime in which the laser intensity is already changed by the atom alone. e propose a direct application of this system as a quantum memory for single photons.

G. Htet; L. Slodi?ka; M. Hennrich; R. Blatt

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

275

Overview of Hanford Single Shell Tank (SST) Structural Integrity - 14023  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To improve the understanding of the single-shell tanks (SSTs) integrity, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS), the USDOE Hanford Site tank contractor, developed an enhanced Single-Shell Tank Integrity Project (SSTIP) in 2009. An expert panel on SST integrity, consisting of various subject matters experts in industry and academia, was created to provide recommendations supporting the development of the project. This panel developed 33 recommendations in four main areas of interest: structural integrity, liner degradation, leak integrity and prevention, and mitigation of contamination migration, Seventeen of these recommendations were used to develop the basis for the M-45-10-1 Change Package for the Hanford Federal Agreement and Compliance Order, which is also known as the Tri-Party Agreement. The structural integrity of the tanks is a key element in completing the cleanup mission at the Hanford Site. There are eight primary recommendations related to the structural integrity of Hanford Single-Shell Tanks. Six recommendations are being implemented through current and planned activities. The structural integrity of the Hanford is being evaluated through analysis, monitoring, inspection, materials testing, and construction document review. Structural evaluation in the form of analysis is performed using modern finite element models generated in ANSYS. The analyses consider in-situ, thermal, operating loads and natural phenomena such as earthquakes. Structural analysis of 108 of 149 Hanford Single-Shell Tanks has concluded that the tanks are structurally sound and meet current industry standards. Analysis of the remaining Hanford Single-Shell Tanks is scheduled for FY2014. Hanford Single-Shell Tanks are monitored through a dome deflection program. The program looks for deflections of the tank dome greater than ? inch. No such deflections have been recorded. The tanks are also subjected to visual inspection. Digital cameras record the interior surface of the concrete tanks, looking for cracks and other surface conditions that may indicate signs of structural distress. The condition of the concrete and rebar of the Hanford Single-Shell Tanks is currently being tested and planned for additional activities in the near future. Concrete and rebar removed from the dome of a 65 year old tank was tested for mechanics properties and condition. Results indicated stronger than designed concrete with additional Petrographic examination and rebar completed. Material properties determined from previous efforts combined with current testing and construction document review will help to generate a database that will provide indication of Hanford Single-Shell Tank structural integrity.

Rast, Richard S.; Washenfelder, Dennis J.; Johnson, Jeremy M.

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

276

Single-stage fluidized-bed gasification of peat  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A single-stage fluidized-bed process to gasify peat for the production of a medium-Btu gas has a simple reactor design, maximizes product-gas yield by lowering oil production, and offers an economical means of using small peat deposits. In modeling this process, engineers applied process-development-unit data to derive a rate expression for fixed-carbon conversion and the influence of operating conditions on conversion. The rate of fixed carbon conversion is represented by a single path with the reactivity factor defined as a linear function of the moisture content. The model accurately describes the solids residence time and product yields for the reactor.

Rue, D.M.; Lau, F.S.; Weil, S.A.; Punwani, D.V.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Quantum noise eater for a single photonic qubit  

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We propose a quantum noise eater for a single qubit and experimentally verify its performance for recovery of a superposition carried by a dual-rail photonic qubit. We consider a case when only one of the rails (e.g., one of interferometric arms) is vulnerable to noise. A coherent but randomly arriving photon penetrating into this single rail causes a change of its state, which results in an error in a subsequent quantum information processing. We theoretically prove and experimentally demonstrate a conditional full recovery of the superposition by this quantum noise eater.

Miroslav Gavenda; Lucie ?elechovsk; Miloslav Duek; Radim Filip

2013-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

278

Quantum parameter estimation using general single-mode Gaussian states  

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We calculate the quantum Cram\\'er--Rao bound for the sensitivity with which one or several parameters, encoded in a general single-mode Gaussian state, can be estimated. This includes in particular the interesting case of mixed Gaussian states. We apply the formula to the problems of estimating phase, purity, loss, amplitude, and squeezing. In the case of the simultaneous measurement of several parameters, we provide the full quantum Fisher information matrix. Our results unify previously known partial results, and constitute a complete solution to the problem of knowing the best possible sensitivity of measurements based on a single-mode Gaussian state.

Olivier Pinel; Pu Jian; Claude Fabre; Nicolas Treps; Daniel Braun

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

279

A "Single-Photon" Transistor in Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics  

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We introduce a circuit quantum electrodynamical setup for a "single-photon" transistor. In our approach photons propagate in two open transmission lines that are coupled via two interacting transmon qubits. The interaction is such that no photons are exchanged between the two transmission lines but a single photon in one line can completely block respectively enable the propagation of photons in the other line. High on-off ratios can be achieved for feasible experimental parameters. Our approach is inherently scalable as all photon pulses can have the same pulse shape and carrier frequency such that output signals of one transistor can be input signals for a consecutive transistor.

Lukas Neumeier; Martin Leib; Michael J. Hartmann

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

280

Graphical functions and single-valued multiple polylogarithms  

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Graphical functions are single-valued complex functions which arise from Feynman amplitudes. We study their properties and use their connection to multiple polylogarithms to calculate Feynman periods. For the zig-zag and two more families of phi^4 periods we give exact results modulo products. These periods are proved to be expressible as integer linear combinations of single-valued multiple polylogarithms evaluated at one. For the larger family of 'constructible' graphs we give an algorithm that allows one to calculate their periods by computer algebra. The theory of graphical functions is used to prove the zig-zag conjecture.

Oliver Schnetz

2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano-manipulation of diamond-based single photon sources  

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The ability to manipulate nano-particles at the nano-scale is critical for the development of active quantum systems. This paper presents a new technique to manipulate diamond nano-crystals at the nano-scale using a scanning electron microscope, nano-manipulator and custom tapered optical fibre probes. The manipulation of a ~ 300 nm diamond crystal, containing a single nitrogen-vacancy centre, onto the endface of an optical fibre is demonstrated. The emission properties of the single photon source post manipulation are in excellent agreement with those observed on the original substrate.

E. Ampem-Lassen; D. A. Simpson; B. C. Gibson; S. Trpkovski; F. M. Hossain; S. T. Huntington; K. Ganesan; L. C. L. Hollenberg; S. Prawer

2009-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

282

Single event upset testing with relativistic heavy ions  

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Two bipolar devices, the AMD 2901B microprocessor and the AMD 27LS00 256-bit RAM, have been tested for single event upset using relativistic heavy ions. Upset thresholds and asymptotic cross sections have been measured with iron, argon and neon beams having cosmic ray energies. Further, the magnitude of the funnel effect in the 2901B was determined by irradiating the device at normal incidence and at large angles and comparing the observed upset thresholds. Combinatorial logic upsets were seen in the 2901B and their cross section measured. The 27LS00 exhibited multibit upset produced by single ions penetrating the device edge-on.

Criswell, T.L.; Measeal, P.R.; Walin, K.L.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF CDZNTE SINGLE CRYSTAL DETECTORS  

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The production of high-quality ternary single-crystal materials for radiation detectors has progressed over the past 15 years. One of the more common materials being studied is CdZnTe (CZT), which can be grown using several methods to produce detector-grade materials. The work presented herein examines the effects of environmental conditions including temperature and humidity on detector performance [full-width at half-maximum (FWHM)] using the single pixel with guard detector configuration. The effects of electrical probe placement, reproducibility, and aging are also presented.

Washington, A.; Duff, M.; Teague, L.

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

284

Nano-manipulation of diamond-based single photon sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ability to manipulate nano-particles at the nano-scale is critical for the development of active quantum systems. This paper presents a new technique to manipulate diamond nano-crystals at the nano-scale using a scanning electron microscope, nano-manipulator and custom tapered optical fibre probes. The manipulation of a ~ 300 nm diamond crystal, containing a single nitrogen-vacancy centre, onto the endface of an optical fibre is demonstrated. The emission properties of the single photon source post manipulation are in excellent agreement with those observed on the original substrate.

Ampem-Lassen, E; Gibson, B C; Trpkovski, S; Hossain, F M; Huntington, S T; Ganesan, K; Hollenberg, L C L; Prawer, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Mechanisms for Fluorescence Blinking and Charge Carrier Trapping in Single Semiconductor Nanocrystals  

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Trapping Mechanisms in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots fromTrapping Mechanisms in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots fromintermittency of single CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dot

Cordones, Amy Ashbrook

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Deterministic source of a train of indistinguishable single-photon pulses with single-atom-cavity system  

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We present a mechanism to produce indistinguishable single-photon pulses on demand from an optical cavity. The sequences of two laser pulses generate, at the two Raman transitions of a four-level atom, the same cavity-mode photons without repumping of the atom between photon generations. Photons are emitted from the cavity with near-unit efficiency in well-defined temporal modes of identical shapes controlled by the laser fields. The second order correlation function reveals the single-photon nature of the proposed source. A realistic setup for the experimental implementation is presented.

A. Gogyan; S. Gurin; H. -R. Jauslin; Yu. Malakyan

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle  

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In a recent paper [R. Alicki and N. Van Ryn, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 41, 062001 (2008)] a test of nonclassicality for a single qubit was proposed. Here, we discuss the class of local realistic theories to which this test applies and present an experimental realization.

G. Brida; I. Degiovanni; M. Genovese; V. Schettini; S. Polyakov; A. Migdall

2008-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

288

Optoelectronic and photonic control of single quantum dots  

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r/a = 0.3 and normalised slab height d/a = 0.7. There is a photonic band gap stretching from ?/a ? 3.2 to ?/a ? 4.2, with a single resonant mode confined inside it. The field distributions of the TE-like mode are shown, which is known as the dipole...

Dewhurst, Samuel James

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunable single-photon frequency conversion in a Sagnac interferometer  

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We study the single-photon frequency conversion of a five-level emitter coupled to a Sagnac interferometer. We show that the unity conversion efficiency can be achieved either in resonance or off-resonance case under the ideal condition. In particular, the frequency of the output photon can be controlled by the frequencies and Rabi frequencies of the external driving fields.

Wei-Bin Yan; Jin-Feng Huang; Heng Fan

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Domain-dependent single-agent search enhancements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AI research has developed an extensive collection of methods to solve state-space problems. Using the challenging domain of Sokoban, this paper studies the effect of search enhancements on program performance. We show that the current state of the art ... Keywords: IDA, Sokoban, single-agent search

Andreas Junghanns; Jonathan Schaeffer

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Single Molecule Study of Cellulase Hydrolysis of Crystalline Cellulose  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report seeks to elucidate the role of cellobiohydrolase-I (CBH I) in the hydrolysis of crystalline cellulose. A single-molecule approach uses various imaging techniques to investigate the surface structure of crystalline cellulose and changes made in the structure by CBH I.

Liu, Y.-S.; Luo, Y.; Baker, J. O.; Zeng, Y.; Himmel, M. E.; Smith, S.; Ding, S.-Y.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Correcting sorted sequences in a single hop radio network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By k-disturbed sequence we mean a sequence obtained from a sorted sequence by changing the values of at most k elements. We present an algorithm for single-hop radio networks that sorts a k-disturbed sequence of length n (where ...

Marcin Kik

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Single-molecule electron diffraction imaging with charge replacement  

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We investigate the possibility of non-destructive electron diffraction imaging of a single molecule to determine its structure. The molecular specimen will be held on a free-standing sheet of graphene. Due to the high conductivity of graphene, electrons lost by ionization would be rapidly replaced, enabling repeated nondestructive interrogation. Limits of resolution, maximum particle size and required electron flux are assessed.

Fill, E E; Raizen, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single Cell Oils have come of age. These are oils from microorganisms; they are now being produced for their unique content of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids and in the highest quality for the infant formula market as well as for adult nutrition and

295

Dynamic, expressive speech animation from a single mesh  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work we present a method for human face animation which allows us to generate animations for a novel person given just a single mesh of their face. These animations can be of arbitrary text and may include emotional expressions. We build a multilinear ...

Kevin Wampler; Daichi Sasaki; Li Zhang; Zoran Popovi?

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Non-deterministic Gates for Photonic Single Rail Quantum Logic  

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We discuss techniques for producing, manipulating and measureing qubits encoded optically as vacuum and single photon states. We show that a universal set of non-deterministic gates can be constructed using linear optics and photon counting. We investigate the efficacy of a test gate given realistic detector efficiencies.

A. P. Lund; T. C. Ralph

2002-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

297

Single atom identification by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy  

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Using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, single, isolated impurity atoms of silicon and platinum in monolayer and multilayer graphene are identified. Simultaneously acquired electron energy loss spectra confirm the elemental identification. Contamination difficulties are overcome by employing near-UHV sample conditions. Signal intensities agree within a factor of two with standardless estimates.

Lovejoy, T. C.; Dellby, N.; Krivanek, O. L. [Nion, 1102 8th St., Kirkland, Washington 98033 (United States); Ramasse, Q. M. [SuperSTEM Laboratory, STFC Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury WA4 4AD (United Kingdom); Falke, M.; Kaeppel, A.; Terborg, R. [Bruker Nano GmbH, Schwarzschildstr. 12, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Zan, R. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Periodic solution of single population models on time scales  

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By using the calculus on time scales, we study and establish criterion for the existence of periodic solutions of some scalar dynamical equations on time scales. The existence of periodic solutions for some concrete well-known single population models ... Keywords: Coincidence degree theory, Logistic equations, Periodic solutions, Time scales

Jimin Zhang; Meng Fan; Huaiping Zhu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Experimental Single-Photon Transmission from Satellite to Earth  

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Free-space quantum communication with satellites opens a promising avenue for global secure quantum network and large-scale test of quantum foundations. Recently, numerous experimental efforts have been carried out towards this ambitious goal. However, one essential step - transmitting single photons from the satellite to the ground with high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at realistic environments - remains experimental challenging. Here, we report a direct experimental demonstration of the satellite-ground transmission of a quasi-single-photon source. In the experiment, single photons (~0.85 photon per pulse) are generated by reflecting weak laser pulses back to earth with a cube-corner retro-reflector on the satellite Champ, collected by a 600-mm diameter telescope at the ground station, and finally detected by single-photon counting modules (SPCMs) after 400-km free-space link transmission. With the help of high accuracy time synchronization, narrow receiver field-of-view (FOV) and high-repetition-rate pulses (76 MHz), a SNR of better than 16:1 is obtained, which is sufficient for a secure quantum key distribution. Our experimental results represent an important step towards satellite-ground quantum communication.

Juan Yin; Yuan Cao; Shu-Bin Liu; Ge-Sheng Pan; Jin-Hong Wang; Tao Yang; Zhong-Ping Zhang; Fu-Min Yang; Yu-Ao Chen; Cheng-Zhi Peng; Jian-Wei Pan

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIALS IN SCIENCE To earn a secondary science  

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SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIALS IN SCIENCE To earn a secondary science teaching credential, candidates. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizes eight different science credentials that authorizes OR successful passage of several subtests of the California Science Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Science

de Lijser, Peter

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301

High performance static latches with complete single event upset immunity  

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This invention is comprised of a logical memory latch and cell, using logic and circuit modifications, provides SEU immunity without loss of speed. A single logic state is hardened against SEU using technology methods and the information concerning valid states is then based to simplify hardened circuit design.

Corbett, W.T.; Weaver, H.T.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

302

Single-cell bioluminescence and GFP in biofilm research  

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Using flow cells and a combination of microscopy techniques, we can unequivocally identify single bacterial cells that express bioluminescent and fluorescent bioreporters. We have shown that, for attached cells, bioluminescence output within a bacterial strain can vary greatly from cell to cell.

Palmer, R.J. Jr, Sayler, G., White, D.C. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States), Ctr. Env. Biotech; Phiefer, C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States), Environmental Sciences Div.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

303

Optimization of a Single Phase Ultrasonic Linear Motor  

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Optimization of a Single Phase Ultrasonic Linear Motor Markus Flueckiger, Jos´e M. Fernandez.flueckiger@epfl.ch Abstract--Piezoelectric ultrasonic motors are superior to elec- tromagnetic micromotors, because by the means of the finite element method (FEM) is a common approach for dimensioning piezoelectric motors

Psaltis, Demetri

304

Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz,  

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Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz, Rene´ Wuttke, Benjamin We propose a network-based method for determining basins and barriers of complex free energy surfaces for the iterative determination of individual basins by the minimum-cut-based free energy profile, a barrier

Caflisch, Amedeo

305

Free energy reconstruction from nonequilibrium single-molecule pulling experiments  

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Free energy reconstruction from nonequilibrium single-molecule pulling experiments Gerhard Hummer also drives the system away from equilibrium. Nevertheless, we show how equilibrium free energy of an extension of Jarzynski's remarkable identity between free energies and the irreversible work. Recent

Weeks, Eric R.

306

\\ttbar and single top cross sections at the Tevatron  

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We present a summary of the latest measurements of the top pair and single top cross sections performed by the CDF and D0 collaborations at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The Fermilab Tevatron collider ended its run on September 30, 2011 after delivering more than 10 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collision data per experiment at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. A large sample of top quarks collected by the CDF and D0 experiments allows to perform precision measurements of their production which is predicted to occur within the standard model (SM) either in pairs via strong interactions or as single top events via electroweak interactions. Such measurements represent an important test of the theoretical calculations which predict the t{bar t} and single top production cross sections with a precision of 6% to 8% and 5%, respectively. Precise measurements of top pair cross section ({sigma}{sub t{bar t}}) in different t{bar t} final states and single top production via different production mechanisms are highly desirable as they are sensitive to the non-SM particles that may appear in top quark production or decays.

CDF, Elizaveta Shabalina for; collaborations, D0

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPUTER SIMULATION OF SINGLE-WELL STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE  

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COMPUTER SIMULATION OF SINGLE-WELL STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE (SW-SAGD) TR 119 By Keith T of Sensitivity Analysis Cases 32 #12;v List of Figures Figure 1: Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Concept: Recovery Factor vs. Time for All Cases (10 Years Production) 13 Figure 8: Cumulative Steam-Oil Ratio vs

308

Multi-Sensor Single-Actuator Control of HVAC Systems  

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It is common to control several rooms in a building with a single sensor in one of the rooms and a single actuator driving just one control element such as an air damper. New, low-cost, wireless sensor technology now offers the opportunity to replace the single sensor in one room with a network of sensors having at least one sensor per room. This paper addresses this multi-sensor, single-actuator control problem. We used computer simulations and optimization to study the problem. We designed a computer simulation of the heat transfer behavior of a section of a building that accounted for the effects of weather, building materials, ventilation, and loads from occupants and equipment. We considered ad hoc methods (such as averaging) of using information from multiple sensors. We also developed a new, model-free method of using information from multiple sensors that is based on a simple optimization procedure. The optimization procedure can be configured to optimize comfort or to optimize energy under comfort constraints. We compared the performance of the single-sensor strategy with the ad hoc strategies and optimized strategies using annual simulations of a four-room, perimeter section of a building and weather data from Sacramento, California. We report heating and cooling energy performance along with two comfort metrics, the average number of rooms within the ASHRAE comfort zone and the Predicted Percentage Dissatisfied (PDD). The results show that most of the multi-sensor control strategies do better than the single-sensor strategy on the basis of both energy performance and comfort. The energy-optimal strategy reduces energy consumption by 17% while reducing PDD from 30% to 24%. The comfort-optimal strategy reduces energy consumption by 4% while reducing PPD from 30% to 20%. The performance improvements occur primarily when the average load among all rooms is nearly zero, with some rooms requiring heating while others require cooling. Under these conditions, the single-sensor strategy either overcools or overheats, whereas the multi-sensor strategies use almost no energy.

Lin, C.; Auslander, D.; Federspiel, C.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-junction solar cells with the optimum band gap for ...  

A single-junction solar cell having the ideal band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications. Computer modeling studies of single-junction solar cells have shown ...

310

Environmental genomics reveals a single species ecosystem deep within the Earth  

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Environmental genomics reveals a single species ecosystemMaterial for Environmental genomics reveals a single speciesTechnology Program, DOE Joint Genomics Institute, Berkeley,

Chivian, Dylan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncovering the single top: observation of electroweak top quark production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The top quark is generally produced in quark and anti-quark pairs. However, the Standard Model also predicts the production of only one top quark which is mediated by the electroweak interaction, known as 'Single Top'. Single Top quark production is important because it provides a unique and direct way to measure the CKM matrix element V{sub tb}, and can be used to explore physics possibilities beyond the Standard Model predictions. This dissertation presents the results of the observation of Single Top using 2.3 fb{sup -1} of Data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The analysis includes the Single Top muon+jets and electron+jets final states and employs Boosted Decision Tress as a method to separate the signal from the background. The resulting Single Top cross section measurement is: (1) {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} tb + X, tqb + X) = 3.74{sub -0.74}{sup +0.95} pb, where the errors include both statistical and systematic uncertainties. The probability to measure a cross section at this value or higher in the absence of signal is p = 1.9 x 10{sup -6}. This corresponds to a standard deviation Gaussian equivalence of 4.6. When combining this result with two other analysis methods, the resulting cross section measurement is: (2) {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} tb + X, tqb + X) = 3.94 {+-} 0.88 pb, and the corresponding measurement significance is 5.0 standard deviations.

Benitez, Jorge Armando; /Michigan State U.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single crystal to single crystal transition in (10, 3)-d framework with pyrazine-2-carboxylate ligand: Synthesis, structures and magnetism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assembling of pyrazine-2-carboxylate (Pzc) acid with nickel chlorine under solvothermal condition with MeOH as solvent gave a porous complex 1 {l_brace}[Ni(Pzc)ClH{sub 2}O]{center_dot}MeOH{r_brace}{sub n} with 1D channels. In 1 the ligands and metal ions are connected by three of each other and a rare (10,3)-d topology net is gained. The MeOH molecules filled in the 1D channels as guests. It is interesting that 1 undergoes a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation to another complex 2 when the guest MeOH molecules in the channels are exchanged by water molecules. Magnetic study indicates anti-ferromagnetic couplings exist in the two complexes and the guest exchange in the complex has little influence on the magnetism. - Graphical abstract: A porous complex 1 with rare (10,3)-d net was gained, and 1 underwent a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation to another phase 2. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New (10,3)-d net was obtained with pyrazine-2-carboxylate ligands as a triangular node. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The complex 1 has a 1D channel filled with methanol molecules as guests. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 1 could undergo SCSC structural transition to 2 after guests exchanged. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Antiferromagnetic interactions were found in 1 and 2.

Yang, Qian [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China) [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Department of Chemistry, Tianjin Key Lab on Metal and Molecule-based Material Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Zhao, Jiong-Peng, E-mail: horryzhao@yahoo.com [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China)] [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Liu, Zhong-Yi [College of Chemistry, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Structure and Performance for Functional Molecules, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387 (China)] [College of Chemistry, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Structure and Performance for Functional Molecules, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 18 Applications of Single Cell Oils for Animal Nutrition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 18 Applications of Single Cell Oils for Animal Nutrition Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Press Downloadable pdf ...

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 9 Downstream Processing, Extraction, and Purification of Single Cell Oils  

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 9 Downstream Processing, Extraction, and Purification of Single Cell Oils Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Downloadable pdf

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 17 Recent Developments in the Human Nutrition of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Single Cell Oils  

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 17 Recent Developments in the Human Nutrition of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Single Cell Oils Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters 322

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 16 Nutritional Aspects of Single Cell Oils: Applications of Arachidonic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Oils  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 16 Nutritional Aspects of Single Cell Oils: Applications of Arachidonic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Oils Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts ...

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 15 Safety Evaluation of Single Cell Oils and Regulatory Requirements for Use as Food Ingredients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 15 Safety Evaluation of Single Cell Oils and Regulatory Requirements for Use as Food Ingredients Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Press

318

Forecast of thermal-hydrological conditions and air injection test results of the single heater test at Yucca Mountain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ESF Single Heater Test, Sandia National Laboratories Letterthe Single Heater Test by Sandia (Sobolik et al. , 1996).the Single Heater Test by Sandia (Sobolik etal. , 1996). cap

Birkholzer, J.T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New culturing tool reveals a full genome from single cells  

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New culturing tool reveals New culturing tool reveals New culturing tool reveals a full genome from single cells A new technique for genetic analysis, "gel microdroplets," helps scientists generate complete genomes from a single cell. March 15, 2013 Two GMD containing gut-community microcolonies are shown, with green fluorescence marking the DNA. Two GMD containing gut-community microcolonies are shown, with green fluorescence marking the DNA. Photo credit A. Dichosa, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email We have demonstrated a novel approach for fully sequencing genomes of microorganisms found in complex communities. Gel microdroplet culturing reveals intraspecies genomic diversity within the human microbiome LOS ALAMOS, N. M., March 15, 2013-A new technique for genetic analysis,

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Single and Multiple  

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Single and Multiple scattering in optically thick multifractal clouds Single and Multiple scattering in optically thick multifractal clouds Grosdidier, Yves McGill University Lovejoy, Shaun McGill University Watson, Brian St. Lawrence University, Physics Department Schertzer, Daniel Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chauss'es Satellite studies have shown that cloud radiances (at both visible and infra red wavelengths) are scale invariant over scales spanning much of the meteorologically significant range, and airborne lidar data have shown that vertical cross sections of passive scalar clouds are also scaling but with quite different exponents in the horizontal and vertical directions (quantified by an "elliptical dimension" = Del-23/9 close to the empirical value 2.55±0.02). This multifractality is the result of huge

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Los Alamos scientists detect and track single molecules with nanoscale  

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Nanotube "glowsticks" transform surface science tool kit Nanotube "glowsticks" transform surface science tool kit Los Alamos scientists detect and track single molecules with nanoscale carbon cylinders Researchers have now shown that semiconducting carbon nanotubes have the potential to detect and track single molecules in water. January 10, 2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

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Why single cell genome sequencing of mesopelagic bacterioplankton?  

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single cell genome sequencing of single cell genome sequencing of mesopelagic bacterioplankton? Considered one of the largest but least understood marine biomes, the mesopelagic zone starts some 200 meters (650 feet) below the ocean's surface and extends another 800 meters. The temperatures in this region range from 20° Celsius closer to the surface of the water to 4° Celsius further down and oxygen levels are poor. In sequencing samples of bacteria and archaea collected from the mesopelagic zone of the South Atlantic Gyre, located off the eastern coast of South America, researchers hope to learn more about the microorganisms that thrive in this region,. Studies suggest that some microbes in the mesopelagic zone might play significant roles in the carbon and nitrogen cycles, having the ability to fix or sequester these elements, but little

323

A Fast Algorithm for Cosmic Rays Removal from Single Images  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a method for detecting cosmic rays in single images. The algorithm is based on simple analysis of the histogram of the image data and does not use any modeling of the picture of the object. It does not require a good signal to noise ratio in the image data. Identification of multiple-pixel cosmic-ray hits is realized by running the procedure for detection and replacement iteratively. The tests performed by us, show that the method is very effective, when applied to the images with the spectroscopic data. It is also very fast in comparison with other single image algorithms found in astronomical data processing packages. Practical implementation and examples of application are presented.

Wojtek Pych

2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

324

Planning substation capacity under the single-contingency scenario  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Florida Power and Light (FPL) adopts the single contingency emergency policy for its planning of substation capacity. This paper provides an approach to determine the maximum load which a substation can take on under such a policy. The approach consists of two LP models which determine: (1) the maximum substation load capacity, and (2) the reallocation of load when a substation`s demand cannot be met. Both models are formulated under the single-contingency scenario, an issue which had received little attention in the literature. Not only does the explicit treatment of the scenario provide an exact measure of a substation`s load limit, it also raises several important issues which previous works omit. These two models have been applied to the substation network of the Fort Myers District of the State of Florida.

Leung, L.C. [Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin (Hong Kong). Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics; Khator, S.K. [Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States). Industrial and Management Systems Engineering; Schnepp, J.C. [Crest Ultrasonics, Trenton, NJ (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Single pion electro-- and neutrinoproduction on heavy targets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a calculation of single pion electroproduction cross sections on heavy targets in the kinematic region of the Delta(1232) resonance. Final state interactions of the pions are taken into account using the pion multiple scattering model of Adler, Nussinov and Paschos (ANP model). For electroproduction and neutral current reactions we obtain results for carbon, oxygen, argon and iron targets and find a significant reduction of the W-spectra for pi^0 as compared to the free nucleon case. On the other hand, the charged pion spectra are only little affected by final state interactions. Measurements of such cross sections with the CLAS detector at JLAB could help to improve our understanding of pion rescattering effects and serve as important/valuable input for calculations of single pion neutrinoproduction on heavy targets relevant for current and future long baseline neutrino experiments. Two ratios, in Eq. (3.8) and (3.10), will test important properties of the model.

Paschos, E A; Yu, J -Y

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Single pion electro-- and neutrinoproduction on heavy targets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a calculation of single pion electroproduction cross sections on heavy targets in the kinematic region of the Delta(1232) resonance. Final state interactions of the pions are taken into account using the pion multiple scattering model of Adler, Nussinov and Paschos (ANP model). For electroproduction and neutral current reactions we obtain results for carbon, oxygen, argon and iron targets and find a significant reduction of the W-spectra for pi^0 as compared to the free nucleon case. On the other hand, the charged pion spectra are only little affected by final state interactions. Measurements of such cross sections with the CLAS detector at JLAB could help to improve our understanding of pion rescattering effects and serve as important/valuable input for calculations of single pion neutrinoproduction on heavy targets relevant for current and future long baseline neutrino experiments. Two ratios, in Eq. (3.8) and (3.10), will test important properties of the model.

E. A. Paschos; I. Schienbein; J. -Y. Yu

2007-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

327

Single and Central Diffractive Higgs Production at the LHC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The single and central diffractive production of the Standard Model Higgs boson is computed using the diffractive factorization formalism, taking into account a parametrization for the Pomeron structure function provided by the H1 Collaboration. We compute the cross sections at NLO accuracy for the gluon fusion process, since it is the leading mechanism for the Higgs boson production. The gap survival probability is also introduced to include the rescattering corrections due to spectator particles present in the interaction. The diffractive ratios are predicted for proton-proton collisions at the LHC, since the beam luminosity is favorable to the Higgs boson detection. These results provide updated estimations for the fraction of single and central diffractive events in the LHC kinematical regime.

Ducati, M. B. Gay; Machado, M. M.; Silveira, G. G. [High Energy Physics Phenomenology Group, GFPAE, IF-UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, CEP 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

328

Coplanar interdigitated grid detector with single electrode readout  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The coplanar interdigitated grid technique with single electrode readout provides substantial spectral performance improvement over that of conventional full-area planar electrode detectors and over coplanar interdigitated grid detectors which measure the difference between the induced charge signals from two interdigitated coplanar grid electrodes. The signal from only one interdigitated grid electrode is read out. The signal response is optimized by changing the relative areas of the two grid electrodes and the bias applied across the detector. Only one preamplifier is needed and signal subtraction is not necessary. This eliminates the electronic noise contribution from the additional preamplifier used in the normal coplanar grid implementation, and conventional single-amplifier detector electronics can be used.

Luke, Paul N. (Castro Valley, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Predicted Ultrafast Single Qubit Operations in Semiconductor Quantum Dots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Several recently proposed implementations of scalable quantum computation rely on the ability to manipulate the spin polarization of individual electrons in semiconductors. The most rapid single-spin-manipulation technique to date relies on the generation of an effective magnetic field via a spin-sensitive optical Stark effect. This approach has been used to split spin states in colloidal CdSe quantum dots and to manipulate ensembles of spins in ZnMnSe quantum wells with femtosecond optical pulses. Here we report that the process will produce a coherent rotation of spin in quantum dots containing a single electron. The calculated magnitude of the effective magnetic field depends on the dot bandgap and the strain. We predict that in InAs/InP dots, for reasonable experimental parameters, the magnitude of the rotation is sufficient and the intrinsic error is low enough for them to serve as elements of a quantum dot based quantum computer.

C. E. Pryor; M. E. Flatt

2002-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Controllable stimulation of retinal rod cells using single photons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

New tools and approaches of quantum optics offer a unique opportunity to generate light pulses carrying a precise number of photons (1). Accurate control over the light pulses helps to improve the characterization of photo-induced processes in biological systems (2). Here, we present a design of a specialised light source which provides exactly one photon at a time, and it is interfaced with retinal rod cells of Xenopus laevis toads. We give an independent proof for the single photon sensitivity of rod cells and measure single photon responses of individual cells. We determined their quantum efficiencies without the use of any pre-calibrated detectors (3-5), and obtained the value of (29+-4.7)%. Our approach provides the path for future studies and applications of quantum properties of light in phototransduction, vision, and photosynthesis (6-9).

Nam Mai Phan; Mei Fun Cheng; Dmitri A. Bessarab; Leonid A. Krivitsky

2013-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

331

Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households  

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Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households Title Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2011 Authors Zimring, Mark, Merrian Borgeson, Ian M. Hoffman, Charles A. Goldman, Elizabeth Stuart, Annika Todd, and Megan A. Billingsley Pagination 102 Date Published 12/2011 Publisher LBNL City Berkeley Keywords electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract The question posed in this report is: How can programs motivate these middle income single family households to seek out more comprehensive energy upgrades, and empower them to do so? Research methods included interviews with more than 35 program administrators, policy makers, researchers, and other experts; case studies of programs, based on interviews with staff and a review of program materials and data; and analysis of relevant data sources and existing research on demographics, the financial status of Americans, and the characteristics of middle income American households. While there is no 'silver bullet' to help these households overcome the range of barriers they face, this report describes outreach strategies, innovative program designs, and financing tools that show promise in increasing the attractiveness and accessibility of energy efficiency for this group. These strategies and tools should be seen as models that are currently being honed to build our knowledge and capacity to deliver energy improvements to middle income households. However, the strategies described in this report are probably not sufficient, in the absence of robust policy frameworks, to deliver these improvements at scale. Instead, these strategies must be paired with enabling and complementary policies to reach their full potential.

332

Feedback stabilization system for pulsed single-frequency tunable lasers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A feedback stabilization system for pulse single-frequency tunable lasers having an excited laser medium contained within an adjustable length cavity and producing a laser beam through the use of an optical element, including detection of angular deviation in the output laser beam, and generating an error signal based thereon. The error signal can be integrated and amplified and then applied as a correcting signal to a piezoelectric transducer mounted on a mirror of the laser cavity for controlling the cavity length.

Esherick, P.; Raymond, T.D.

1989-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

333

Heralding Single Photons from Pulsed Parametric Down-Conversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe an experiment in which photon pairs from a pulsed parametric down-conversion source were coupled into single-mode fibers. Detecting one of the photons heralded the presence of the other photon in its fiber with a probability of 83%. The heralded photons were then used in a simple multi-photon interference experiment to illustrate their potential for quantum information applications.

T. B. Pittman; B. C Jacobs; J. D. Franson

2004-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

334

Production of single-walled carbon nanotube grids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method of forming a nanotube grid includes placing a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles on a grid framework, contacting the catalyst nanoparticles with a gas mixture that includes hydrogen and a carbon source in a reaction chamber, forming an activated gas from the gas mixture, heating the grid framework and activated gas, and controlling a growth time to generate a single-wall carbon nanotube array radially about the grid framework. A filter membrane may be produced by this method.

Hauge, Robert H; Xu, Ya-Qiong; Pheasant, Sean

2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

335

Single stage anaerobic digester at Tarleton State University. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design and operation of the demonstration plant facilities at Tarleton State University to produce methane in a single stage anaerobic digester are described. A combination of manures from hogs and poultry are used as feedstock. Uses for the methane, cost of the digester, and value of the energy produced are discussed. During the 21 months of operation, 310 people have visited the project. (DMC)

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Handbook of single-phase convective heat transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This book presents a comprehensive collection of convective heat transfer basics, methods of calculations, tables, charts and design parameters involving single-phase flows - the most commonly experienced mode in heat transfer problems. Topics covered include natural and forced convection under a wise variety of design conditions, such as ducts, crossflows, turbulent conditions, transitional states, curved and coiled ducts, over rods in metals and through bends, valves and fittings. The book provides sections on radiation interaction and fouling conditions.

Kakac, S.; Shah, R.K.; Aung, W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Spectroscopy of a Qubit Array via a Single Transmission Line  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Frequency-selective readout for superconducting qubits opens the way towards scaling qubit circuits up without increasing the number of measurement lines. Here we demonstrate the readout of an array of 7 flux qubits located on the same chip. Each qubit is placed near an individual lambda/4 resonator which, in turn, is coupled to a common microwave transmission line. We performed spectroscopy of all qubits and determined their parameters in a single measurement run.

Jerger, M; Macha, P; Huebner, U; Lukashenko, A; Il'ichev, E; Ustinov, A V

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Growth of large single crystals of MgO  

SciTech Connect

The progressive identification of new high-technology applications and requirements for MgO single crystals in the commercial realm, as well as in DOE and other government-agency project areas, has resulted in an increased demand and international market for this material. Specifically, the demand for MgO crystals in large sizes and quantities is presently increasing due to existing and developing applications that include: (a) MgO substrates for the formation of electro-optic thin films and devices, (b) epitaxial substrates for high-temperature thin-film superconducting devices MgO optical components - including high-temperature windows, lenses, and prisms, and (d) specialty MgO crucibles and evaporation sources for thin-film production. In the course of CRADA ORNL92-0091, carried out with Commercial Crystal Laboratories of Naples, Florida as the commercial participant, we have made major progress in increasing the size of single crystals of MgO produced by means of the submerged-arc-fusion technique-thereby increasing the commercial utility of this material. Prior to the accomplishments realized in the course of this CRADA, the only commercially available single crystals of MgO were produced in Japan, Israel, and Russia. The results achieved in the course of CRADA ORNL92-0091 have now led to the establishment of a domestic commercial source of MgO single-crystal substrates and components, and the U.S. is no longer totally dependent on foreign sources of this increasingly important material.

Boatner, L.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Urbanik, M. [Commercial Crystal Laboratories, Inc., Naples, FL (United States)

1997-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

339

Studying DNA translocation in nanocapillaries using single molecule fluorescence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate simultaneous measurements of DNA translocation into glass nanopores using ionic current detection and fluorescent imaging. We verify the correspondence between the passage of a single DNA molecule through the nanopore and the accompanying characteristic ionic current blockage. By tracking the motion of individual DNA molecules in the nanocapillary perpendicular to the optical axis and using a model, we can extract an effective mobility constant for DNA in our geometry under high electric fields.

Thacker, Vivek V; Hernndez-Ainsa, Silvia; Bell, Nicholas A W; Keyser, Ulrich F; 10.1063/1.4768929

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Single photon reflection and transmission in optomechanical system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cavity Optomechanical system is speedily approaching the regime where the radiation pressure of a single photon displaces the moving mirror. In this paper, we consider a cavity optomechanical system where the cavity field is driven by an external field. In the limit of weak mirror-cavity couplings, we calculate analytically the reflection and transmission rates for cavity field and discuss the effects of mirror-cavity coupling on the reflection and transmission.

M. A. Khan; S. C. Hou; K. Farooq; X. X. Yi

2013-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Single-photon nonlinear optics with graphene plasmons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show theoretically that it is possible to realize significant nonlinear optical interactions at the few photon level in graphene nanostructures. Our approach takes advantage of the electric field enhancement associated with the strong confinement of graphene plasmons and the large intrinsic nonlinearity of graphene. Such a system could provide a powerful platform for quantum nonlinear optical control of light. As an example, we consider an integrated optical device that exploits this large nonlinearity to realize a single photon switch.

M. Gullans; D. E. Chang; F. H. L. Koppens; F. J. Garca de Abajo; M. D. Lukin

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

342

Single electron beam rf feedback free electron laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A free electron laser system and electron beam system for a free electron laser which uses rf feedback to enhance efficiency are described. Rf energy is extracted from a single electron beam by decelerating cavities and energy is returned to accelerating cavities using rf returns, such as rf waveguides, rf feedthroughs, resonant feedthroughs, etc. This rf energy is added to rf klystron energy to reduce the required input energy and thereby enhance energy efficiency of the system.

Brau, C.A.; Stein, W.E.; Rockwood, S.D.

1981-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

343

Higgs boson with a single generation in the bulk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study Higgs boson properties in a model where three fermionic families of the Standard Model arise from a single generation in (5+1) dimensions. We demonstrate that, in spite of a non-trivial background, properties of the four-dimensional Higgs particle are almost indistinguishable from those in the Standard Model. We also argue that it is more natural to have a light Higgs boson in this model.

M. V. Libanov; E. Y. Nugaev

2005-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

344

Permanent split capacitor single phase electric motor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A permanent split capacitor single phase electric motor achieves balanced operation at more than one operating point by adjusting the voltage supplied to the main and auxiliary windings and adjusting the capacitance in the auxiliary winding circuit. An intermediate voltage tap on an autotransformer supplies voltage to the main winding for low speed operation while a capacitive voltage divider is used to adjust the voltage supplied to the auxiliary winding for low speed operation. 4 figs.

Kirschbaum, H.S.

1984-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

345

Dephasing and collapse in continuous measurement of a single system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that long standing debates on the collapse and the role of the observer in quantum mechanics can be resolved experimentally via a nondistructive continuous monitoring of a single quantum system. An example of such a system, coupled with the point-contact detector is presented. The detailed quantum mechanical analysis of the entire system (including the detector) shows that under certain conditions the measurement collapse would generate distinctive effects in the detector behavior, which can be experimentally investigated.

Gurvitz, S A

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Dephasing and collapse in continuous measurement of a single system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that long standing debates on the collapse and the role of the observer in quantum mechanics can be resolved experimentally via a nondistructive continuous monitoring of a single quantum system. An example of such a system, coupled with the point-contact detector is presented. The detailed quantum mechanical analysis of the entire system (including the detector) shows that under certain conditions the measurement collapse would generate distinctive effects in the detector behavior, which can be experimentally investigated.

S. A. Gurvitz

1998-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

347

USING THE ONLINE SINGLE PARTICLE MODEL FOR SNS ACCELERATOR TUNING  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the usage of the XAL online model for transverse and longitudinal tuning of the SNS linac. Most of the SNS control room physics applications are based on the XAL online model, which can be synchronized with an accelerator live state and used to tune the machine. Advantages of a simple and fast single particle model for orbit correction and longitudinal dynamics control in the SNS control room are discussed.

Shishlo, Andrei P [ORNL; Aleksandrov, Alexander V [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Single-shell tank interim stabilization project plan  

SciTech Connect

Solid and liquid radioactive waste continues to be stored in 149 single-shell tanks at the Hanford Site. To date, 119 tanks have had most of the pumpable liquid removed by interim stabilization. Thirty tanks remain to be stabilized. One of these tanks (C-106) will be stabilized by retrieval of the tank contents. The remaining 29 tanks will be interim stabilized by saltwell pumping. In the summer of 1997, the US Department of Energy (DOE) placed a moratorium on the startup of additional saltwell pumping systems because of funding constraints and proposed modifications to the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) milestones to the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). In a letter dated February 10, 1998, Final Determination Pursuant to Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) in the Matter of the Disapproval of the DOE`s Change Control Form M-41-97-01 (Fitzsimmons 1998), Ecology disapproved the DOE Change Control Form M-41-97-01. In response, Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) directed Lockheed Martin Hanford Corporation (LNMC) to initiate development of a project plan in a letter dated February 25, 1998, Direction for Development of an Aggressive Single-Shell Tank (SST) Interim Stabilization Completion Project Plan in Support of Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement). In a letter dated March 2, 1998, Request for an Aggressive Single-Shell Tank (SST) Interim Stabilization Completion Project Plan, the DOE reaffirmed the need for an aggressive SST interim stabilization completion project plan to support a finalized Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-41 recovery plan. This project plan establishes the management framework for conduct of the TWRS Single-Shell Tank Interim Stabilization completion program. Specifically, this plan defines the mission needs and requirements; technical objectives and approach; organizational structure, roles, responsibilities, and interfaces; and operational methods. The plan is based on realistic assumptions and addresses three separate funding scenarios.

Ross, W.E.

1998-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

349

Observation of Spin Flips with a Single Trapped Proton  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radio-frequency induced spin transitions of one individual proton are observed. The spin quantum jumps are detected via the continuous Stern-Gerlach effect, which is used in an experiment with a single proton stored in a cryogenic Penning trap. This is an important milestone towards a direct high-precision measurement of the magnetic moment of the proton and a new test of the matter-antimatter symmetry in the baryon sector.

Ulmer, S. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Ruprecht Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69047 Heidelberg (Germany); Rodegheri, C. C. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Blaum, K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Ruprecht Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69047 Heidelberg (Germany); Kracke, H.; Mooser, A.; Walz, J. [Institut fuer Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Helmholtz Institut Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Quint, W. [Ruprecht Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69047 Heidelberg (Germany); GSI--Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)

2011-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

350

Density Functional Theory with Dissipation: Transport through Single Molecules  

SciTech Connect

A huge amount of fundamental research was performed on this grant. Most of it focussed on fundamental issues of electronic structure calculations of transport through single molecules, using density functional theory. Achievements were: (1) First density functional theory with dissipation; (2) Pseudopotential plane wave calculations with master equation; (3) Weak bias limit; (4) Long-chain conductance; and (5) Self-interaction effects in tunneling.

Kieron Burke

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

351

Coherent energy manipulation in single-neutron interferometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have observed the stationary interference oscillations of a triple-entangled neutron state in an interferometric experiment. Time-dependent interaction with two radio-frequency (rf) fields enables coherent manipulation of an energy degree of freedom in a single neutron. The system is characterized by a multiply entangled state governed by a Jaynes-Cummings Hamiltonian. The experimental results confirm coherence of the manipulation as well as the validity of the description.

S. Sponar; J. Klepp; R. Loidl; S. Filipp; G. Badurek; Y. Hasegawa; H. Rauch

2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

352

Sokoban: enhancing general single-agent search methods using domain knowledge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: IDA, Pattern database, Sokoban, pattern search, rapid random restart, single-agent search, transposition table

Andreas Junghanns; Jonathan Schaeffer

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

PHYSICAL REVIEW VOLUME 183; NUMBER 4 20 J ULY 1969 Single-Particle Theory of Fission*  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

manuscript received 6 December 1968) The single-particle aspects of nuclear fission theories are investigated

354

Comparing Single and Multiple Turbine Representations in a Wind Farm Simulation: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper compares single turbine representation versus multiple turbine representation in a wind farm simulation.

Muljadi, E.; Parsons, B.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Advanced optical measurements for characterizing photophysical properties of single nanoparticles.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Formation of complex nanomaterials would ideally involve single-pot reaction conditions with one reactive site per nanoparticle, resulting in a high yield of incrementally modified or oriented structures. Many studies in nanoparticle functionalization have sought to generate highly uniform nanoparticles with tailorable surface chemistry necessary to produce such conjugates, with limited success. In order to overcome these limitations, we have modified commercially available nanoparticles with multiple potential reaction sites for conjugation with single ssDNAs, proteins, and small unilamellar vesicles. These approaches combined heterobifunctional and biochemical template chemistries with single molecule optical methods for improved control of nanomaterial functionalization. Several interesting analytical results have been achieved by leveraging techniques unique to SNL, and provide multiple paths for future improvements for multiplex nanoparticle synthesis and characterization. Hyperspectral imaging has proven especially useful for assaying substrate immobilized fluorescent particles. In dynamic environments, temporal correlation spectroscopies have been employed for tracking changes in diffusion/hydrodynamic radii, particle size distributions, and identifying mobile versus immobile sample fractions at unbounded dilution. Finally, Raman fingerprinting of biological conjugates has been enabled by resonant signal enhancement provided by intimate interactions with nanoparticles and composite nanoshells.

Polsky, Ronen; Davis, Ryan W.; Arango, Dulce C.; Brozik, Susan Marie; Wheeler, David Roger

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Process Performance of Optima XEx Single Wafer High Energy Implanter  

SciTech Connect

To meet the process requirements for well formation in future CMOS memory production, high energy implanters require more robust angle, dose, and energy control while maintaining high productivity. The Optima XEx high energy implanter meets these requirements by integrating a traditional LINAC beamline with a robust single wafer handling system. To achieve beam angle control, Optima XEx can control both the horizontal and vertical beam angles to within 0.1 degrees using advanced beam angle measurement and correction. Accurate energy calibration and energy trim functions accelerate process matching by eliminating energy calibration errors. The large volume process chamber and UDC (upstream dose control) using faraday cups outside of the process chamber precisely control implant dose regardless of any chamber pressure increase due to PR (photoresist) outgassing. An optimized RF LINAC accelerator improves reliability and enables singly charged phosphorus and boron energies up to 1200 keV and 1500 keV respectively with higher beam currents. A new single wafer endstation combined with increased beam performance leads to overall increased productivity. We report on the advanced performance of Optima XEx observed during tool installation and volume production at an advanced memory fab.

Kim, J. H.; Yoon, Jongyoon; Kondratenko, S.; David, J.; Rubin, L. M. [Axcelis Technologies, 108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01950 (United States); Jang, I. S.; Cha, J. C.; Joo, Y. H.; Lee, A. B.; Jin, S. W. [Hynix Semiconductor Inc., San 136-1 Ami, Bubal, Ichon, Kyoungki-do, 467-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

357

Evidence for single top quark production using Bayesian neural networks  

SciTech Connect

We present results of a search for single top quark production in p{bar p} collisions using a dataset of approximately 1 fb{sup -1} collected with the D0 detector. This analysis considers the muon+jets and electron+jets final states and makes use of Bayesian neural networks to separate the expected signals from backgrounds. The observed excess is associated with a p-value of 0.081%, assuming the background-only hypothesis, which corresponds to an excess over background of 3.2 standard deviations for a Gaussian density. The p-value computed using the SM signal cross section of 2.9 pb is 1.6%, corresponding to an expected significance of 2.2 standard deviations. Assuming the observed excess is due to single top production, we measure a single top quark production cross section of {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} tb + X, tqb + X) = 4.4 {+-} 1.5 pb.

Kau, Daekwang; /Florida State U.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Coherent rotations of a single spin-based qubit in a single quantum dot at fixed Zeeman energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coherent rotations of single spin-based qubits may be accomplished electrically at fixed Zeeman energy with a qubit defined solely within a single electrostatically-defined quantum dot; the $g$-factor and the external magnetic field are kept constant. All that is required to be varied are the voltages on metallic gates which effectively change the shape of the elliptic quantum dot. The pseudospin-1/2 qubit is constructed from the two-dimensional $S=1/2$, $S_z=-1/2$ subspace of three interacting electrons in a two-dimensional potential well. Rotations are created by altering the direction of the pseudomagnetic field through changes in the shape of the confinement potential. By deriving an exact analytic solution to the long-range Coulomb interaction matrix elements, we calculate explicitly the range of magnitudes and directions the pseudomagnetic field can take. Numerical estimates are given for {GaAs}.

Jordan Kyriakidis; Stephen J. Penney

2004-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

359

Superconducting Proximity Effect in Single-Crystal Nanowires  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation describes experimental studies of the superconducting proximity effect in single-crystal Pb, Sn, and Zn nanowires of lengths up to 60 um, with both ends of the nanowires in contact with macroscopic electrodes that are either superconducting (Sn or Pb) or non-superconducting (Au). The Pb, Sn, and Zn nanowires are fabricated using a template-based electrochemical deposition method. Electric contacts to the nanowires are formed in situ during electrochemical growth. This method produces high transparency contacts between a pair of macroscopic electrodes and a single nanowire, circumventing the formation of oxide or other poorly conducting interface layers. Extensive analyses of the structure and the composition of the nanowire samples are presented to demonstrate that (1) the nanowires are single crystalline and (2) the nanowires are clean without any observable mixing of the materials from the electrodes. The nanowires being investigated are significantly longer than the nanowires with which electrode-induced superconductivity was previously investigated by other groups. We have observed that in relatively short (~6 um) Sn and Zn nanowires, robust superconductivity is induced at the superconducting transition temperatures of the electrodes. When Sn and Pb nanowires are in contact with a pair of Au electrodes, superconductivity is suppressed completely. For nanowires of 60 um in length, although the suppression of superconductivity by Au electrodes is only partial, the induced superconductivity at the higher transition temperatures of the electrodes remains full and robust. Therefore, an anomalous superconducting proximity effect has been observed on a length scale which far exceeds the expected length based on the existing theories of the proximity effect. The measured current-voltage characteristic of the nanowires reveals more details such as hysteresis, multiple Andreev reflection, and phase-slip centers. An interesting relation between the proximity effect and the residual-resistance-ratio of the nanowires has also been observed. Possible mechanisms for this proximity effect are discussed based on these experimental observations.

Liu, Haidong

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

HYDROGEN CHEMISORPTION ON Pt SINGLE CRYSTAL SURFACES IN ACIDIC SOLUTIONS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hydrogen chemisorption from dilute acidic solution onto Pt single crystal surfaces was examined using an electrochemical cell directly coupled to LEED/Auger analytical system. No pre-anodization was used prior to observing hydrogen adsorption by cyclic voltammetry so that clean surfaces having the ordered structures indicated by LEED were studied. The problem of contributions from non-ordered parts of the electrode like support wires and edges was solved by using a gold evaporation masking technique. The specific contribution of atomic imperfections to the voltammetry curve was deduced from the ordered and countable imperfections occurring on high Miller index single crystal surfaces that have a stepped structure. The H-Pt bond energy Has found to be structure sensitive, and sensitive both to local site geometry and long range order in the surface. The bond strength was found to vary systematically: n(111)x(100) > (100) > n(111)x(111) > (110) > (111). Distinct states for hydrogen at steps versus hydrogen on terraces could be distinguished. The (110) surface is shown to be a (111) vicinal, probably the [3(111) x 2(111)] microfacetted surface. The zero coverage heat of adsorption on the well-ordered (111) surface (48 kJ/mol) in solutions is the same as the value reported by Ertl and co-workers for adsorption on a (111) surface in vacuum. Adsorption Isotherms for hydrogen on the (111) and (100) surfaces is adequately fit by the classical model for immobile adsorption at single sites with nearest neighbor repulsive interaction.

Ross, Jr., Philip N.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Min-Entropy Random Source can be Amplified  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Expansion and amplification of weak randomness with the help of untrusted quantum devices is a hot topic of current research. Here we contribute with a procedure for amplifying a single weak random source with the help of tri-partite GHZ-type entangled states. If the quality of the source measured in min-entropy rate reaches a fixed threshold $log_2(\\sqrt{3})$, perfect random bits can be produced. Presented procedure works well also on locally bit-fixing random sources, which cannot be characterized as Santha--Vazirani sources and thus using existing amplification procedures cannot be applied.

Martin Plesch; Matej Pivoluska

2013-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

362

Single phase two pole/six pole motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single phase alternating current two pole/six pole motor is provided with a main stator winding having six coils disposed unequally around the periphery of the machine. These coils are divided into two groups. When these groups are connected such that their magnetomotive forces are additive, two pole motor operation results. When the polarity of one of the groups is then reversed, six pole motor operation results. An auxiliary stator winding which is similar to the main stator winding is displaced from the main stator winding by 90 electrical degrees on a two pole basis.

Kirschbaum, Herbert S. (Asheville, NC)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Simulating a single qubit channel using a mixed state environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the class of single qubit channels with the environment modeled by a one-qubit mixed state. The set of affine transformations for this class of channels is computed analytically, employing the canonical form for the two-qubit unitary operator. We demonstrate that, 3/8 of the generalized depolarizing channels can be simulated by the one-qubit mixed state environment by explicitly obtaining the shape of the volume occupied by this class of channels within the tetrahedron representing the generalized depolarizing channels. Further, as a special case, we show that the two-Pauli Channel cannot be simulated by a one-qubit mixed state environment.

Geetu Narang; Arvind

2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

364

Maass Cusp Forms on Singly Punctured Two-Torus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantum mechanical systems on punctured surfaces modeled by hyperbolic spaces can play an interesting role in exploring quantum chaos and in studying behaviour of future quantum nano-devices. The case of singly-punctured two-torus, for example, has been well-studied in the literature particularly for its scattering states. However, the bound states on the punctured torus given by Maass cusp forms are lesser known. In this note, we report on the algorithm of numerically computing these functions and we present ten lower-lying eigenvalues for each odd and even Maass cusp forms.

Siddig, Abubaker Ahmed Mohamed [Laboratory of Computational Sciences and Informatics, Institute for Mathematical Research Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Shah, Nurisya Mohd [Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Zainuddin, Hishamuddin [Laboratory of Computational Sciences and Informatics, Institute for Mathematical Research Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia); Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

365

Bubble Pump Design for Single Pressure Absorption Refrigeration Cycles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A model has been developed for the design and optimization of a small bubble pump to be used in a single pressure absorption refrigeration cycle to lift the working fluid mixture against gravity and overcome flow friction. This analytical model is developed from two-phase flow fundamentals and incorporates the design parameters of the bubble pump. Parametric studies are carried out and a design optimization for maximum efficiency is performed for various operating conditions. Optimum efficiency is defined as the liquid pumped per unit of bubble pump heat input. The results show the optimum bubble pump tube diameter over a range of operating conditions.

Sam V. Shelton; Susan White Stewart

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

FLAMMABLE GAS DIFFUSION THROUGH SINGLE SHELL TANK (SST) DOMES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report quantified potential hydrogen diffusion through Hanford Site Single-Shell tank (SST) domes if the SSTs were hypothetically sealed airtight. Results showed that diffusion would keep headspace flammable gas concentrations below the lower flammability limit in the 241-AX and 241-SX SST. The purpose of this document is to quantify the amount of hydrogen that could diffuse through the domes of the SSTs if they were hypothetically sealed airtight. Diffusion is assumed to be the only mechanism available to reduce flammable gas concentrations. The scope of this report is limited to the 149 SSTs.

MEACHAM, J.E.

2003-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

367

Multidimensional quantum information based on single-photon temporal wavepackets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a multidimensional quantum information encoding approach based on temporal modulation of single photons, where the Hilbert space can be spanned by an in-principle infinite set of orthonormal temporal profiles. We analyze two specific realizations of such modulation schemes, and show that error rate per symbol can be smaller than 1% for practical implementations. Temporal modulation may enable multidimensional quantum communication over the existing fiber optical infrastructure, as well as provide an avenue for probing high-dimensional entanglement approaching the continuous limit.

Alex Hayat; Xingxing Xing; Amir Feizpour; Aephraim M. Steinberg

2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

368

High performance static latches with complete single event upset immunity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An asymmetric response latch providing immunity to single event upset without loss of speed is described. The latch has cross-coupled inverters having a hardened logic state and a soft state, wherein the logic state of the first inverter can only be changed when the voltage on the coupling node of that inverter is low and the logic state of the second inverter can only be changed when the coupling of that inverter is high. One of more of the asymmetric response latches may be configured into a memory cell having complete immunity, which protects information rather than logic states. 5 figures.

Corbett, W.T.; Weaver, H.T.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

369

Quantum process tomography of a single solid state qubit  

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We present an example of quantum process tomography performed on a single solid state qubit. The qubit used is two energy levels of the triplet state in the Nitrogen-Vacancy defect in Diamond. Quantum process tomography is applied to a qubit which has been allowed to decohere for three different time periods. In each case the process is found in terms of the $\\chi$ matrix representation and the affine map representation. The discrepancy between experimentally estimated process and the closest physically valid process is noted.

M. Howard; J. Twamley; C. Wittmann; T. Gaebel; F. Jelezko; J. Wrachtrup

2005-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

370

Acquisition of Single Crystal Growth and Characterization Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Final Report for DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-04ER46178 'Acquisition of Single Crystal Growth and Characterization Equipment'. There is growing concern in the condensed matter community that the need for quality crystal growth and materials preparation laboratories is not being met in the United States. It has been suggested that there are too many researchers performing measurements on too few materials. As a result, many user facilities are not being used optimally. The number of proficient crystal growers is too small. In addition, insufficient attention is being paid to the enterprise of finding new and interesting materials, which is the driving force behind much of condensed matter research and, ultimately, technology. While a detailed assessment of this situation is clearly needed, enough evidence of a problem already exists to compel a general consensus that the situation must be addressed promptly. This final report describes the work carried out during the last four years in our group, in which a state-of-the-art single crystal growth and characterization facility was established for the study of novel oxides and intermetallic compounds of rare earth, actinide and transition metal elements. Research emphasis is on the physics of superconducting (SC), magnetic, heavy fermion (HF), non-Fermi liquid (NFL) and other types of strongly correlated electron phenomena in bulk single crystals. Properties of these materials are being studied as a function of concentration of chemical constituents, temperature, pressure, and magnetic field, which provide information about the electronic, lattice, and magnetic excitations at the root of various strongly correlated electron phenomena. Most importantly, the facility makes possible the investigation of material properties that can only be achieved in high quality bulk single crystals, including magnetic and transport phenomena, studies of the effects of disorder, properties in the clean limit, and spectroscopic and scattering studies through efforts with numerous collaborators. These endeavors will assist the effort to explain various outstanding theoretical problems, such as order parameter symmetries and electron-pairing mechanisms in unconventional superconductors, the relationship between superconductivity and magnetic order in certain correlated electron systems, the role of disorder in non-Fermi liquid behavior and unconventional superconductivity, and the nature of interactions between localized and itinerant electrons in these materials. Understanding the mechanisms behind strongly correlated electron behavior has important technological implications.

Maple, M. Brian; Zocco, Diego A.

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

371

A spintronic source of circularly polarized single photons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a spintronic single photon source which emits circularly polarized light, where the helicity is determined by an applied magnetic field. Photons are emitted from an InGaAs quantum dot inside an electrically operated spin light-emitting diode, which comprises the diluted magnetic semiconductor ZnMnSe. The circular polarization degree of the emitted light is high, reaching 83% at an applied magnetic field of 2T and 96% at 6 T. Autocorrelation traces recorded in pulsed operation mode prove the emitted light to be antibunched. The two circular polarization states could be used for representing quantum states |0> and |1> in quantum cryptography implementations.

Pablo Asshoff; Andreas Merz; Heinz Kalt; Michael Hetterich

2011-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

372

Physical properties of single crystalline BaSn{sub 5}  

SciTech Connect

We present a comprehensive study of the binary intermetallic superconductor, BaSn{sub 5}. High-quality single crystalline BaSn{sub 5} was grown out of a Sn flux. Detailed thermodynamic and transport measurements were performed to study BaSn{sub 5}'s normal and superconducting state properties. This material appears to be a strongly coupled, multiband superconductor. H{sub c2}(T) is almost isotropic. De Haasvan Alphen oscillations were observed and two effective masses were estimated from the FFT spectra. Hydrostatic pressure causes a decrease in the superconducting transition temperature at the rate of ??0.053??0.001?K/kbar.

Lin, Xiao; Budko, Sergey; Canfield, Paul

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

373

Single zymomonas mobilis strain for xylose and arabinose fermentation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to single microorganisms which normally do not ferment pentose sugars which are genetically altered to ferment the pentose sugars, xylose and arabinose, to produce ethanol, and a fermentation process utilizing the same. Examples include Zymomonas mobilis which has been transformed with a combination of E. coli genes for xylose isomerase, xylulokinase, L-arabinose isomerase, L-ribulokinase, L-ribulose 5-phosphate 4-epimerase, transaldolase and transketolase. Expression of added genes are under the control of Z. mobilis promoters. These newly created microorganisms are useful for fermenting glucose, xylose and arabinose, produced by hydrolysis of hemicellulose and cellulose or starch, to produce ethanol.

Zhang, Min (Lakewood, CO); Chou, Yat-Chen (Wheat Ridge, CO); Picataggio, Stephen K. (Landenberg, PA); Finkelstein, Mark (Fort Collins, CO)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Single Zymomonas mobilis strain for xylose and arabinose fermentation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to single microorganisms which normally do not ferment pentose sugars which are genetically altered to ferment the pentose sugars, xylose and arabinose, to produce ethanol, and a fermentation process utilizing the same. Examples include Zymomonas mobilis which has been transformed with a combination of E. coli genes for xylose isomerase, xylulokinase, L-arabinose isomerase, L-ribulokinase, L-ribulose 5-phosphate 4-epimerase, transaldolase and transketolase. Expression of added genes are under the control of Z. mobilis promoters. These newly created microorganisms are useful for fermenting glucose, xylose and arabinose, produced by hydrolysis of hemicellulose and cellulose or starch, to produce ethanol. 6 figs.

Zhang, M.; Chou, Y.C.; Picataggio, S.K.; Finkelstein, M.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Multi-source solar simulator using single light source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods, techniques and apparatus are described for adjusting the spectral irradiance characteristics of a light source. The invention is applicable to any light source and has many areas of utility. One example is for simulating solar light for use in testing efficiency of photovoltaic cells. Solar light at any point in the world can be simulated. Also, light having any desired wavelength (or combination of desired wavelengths) can be obtained from a single light source using the techniques and apparatus of the invention. 4 figs.

Emery, K.A.; Osterwald, C.R.

1989-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

376

Tunable single-photon heat conduction in electrical circuits  

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We build on the study of single-photon heat conduction in electronic circuits taking into account the back-action of the superconductor--insulator--normal-metal thermometers. In addition, we show that placing capacitors, resistors, and superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) into a microwave cavity can severely distort the spatial current profile which, in general, should be accounted for in circuit design. The introduction of SQUIDs also allows for in situ tuning of the photonic power transfer which could be utilized in experiments on superconducting quantum bits.

P. J. Jones; J. A. M. Huhtamki; M. Partanen; K. Y. Tan; M. Mttnen

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

377

Single well seismic imaging of a gas-filled hydrofracture  

SciTech Connect

A single well seismic survey was conducted at the Lost Hills, Ca oil field in a monitoring well as part of a CO2 injection test. The source was a piezoelectric seismic source and the sensors were a string of hydrophones hanging below the source. The survey was processed using standard CMP reflection seismology techniques. A potential reflection event was observed and interpreted as being caused by a near vertical hydrofracture. The radial distance between the survey well and the hydrofracture is estimated from Kirchoff migration using a velocity model derived from cross well seismic tomography. The hydrofracture location imaged after migration agrees with the location of an existing hydrofracture.

Daley, Thomas M.; Gritto, Roland; Majer, Ernest L.

2003-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

378

Single-cell atomic quantum memory for light  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent experiments demonstrating atomic quantum memory for light [B. Julsgaard et al., Nature 432, 482 (2004)] involve two macroscopic samples of atoms, each with opposite spin polarization. It is shown here that a single atomic cell is enough for the memory function if the atoms are optically pumped with suitable linearly polarized light, and quadratic Zeeman shift and/or ac Stark shift are used to manipulate rotations of the quadratures. This should enhance the performance of our quantum memory devices since less resources are needed and losses of light in crossing different media boundaries are avoided.

Tomas Opatrny

2005-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

379

Single phase two pole/six pole motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single phase alternating current two pole/six pole motor is provided with a main stator winding having six coils disposed unequally around the periphery of the machine. These coils are divided into two groups. When these groups are connected such that their magnetomotive forces are additive, two pole motor operation results. When the polarity of one of the groups is then reversed, six pole motor operation results. An auxiliary stator winding which is similar to the main stator winding is displaced from the main stator winding by 90 electrical degrees on a two pole basis. 12 figs.

Kirschbaum, H.S.

1984-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

380

Single phase four pole/six pole motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single phase alternating current electric motor is provided with a main stator winding having two coil groups each including the series connection of three coils. These coil groups can be connected in series for six pole operation and in parallel for four pole operation. The coils are approximately equally spaced around the periphery of the machine but are not of equal numbers of turns. The two coil groups are identically wound and spaced 180 mechanical degrees apart. One coil of each group has more turns and a greater span than the other two coils. 10 figs.

Kirschbaum, H.S.

1984-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Single and double grid long-range alpha detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Alpha particle detectors capable of detecting alpha radiation from distant sources. In one embodiment, a voltage is generated in a single electrically conductive grid while a fan draws air containing air molecules ionized by alpha particles through an air passage and across the conductive grid. The current in the conductive grid can be detected and used for measurement or alarm. Another embodiment builds on this concept and provides an additional grid so that air ions of both polarities can be detected. The detector can be used in many applications, such as for pipe or duct, tank, or soil sample monitoring.

MacArthur, Duncan W. (Los Alamos, NM); Allander, Krag S. (Ojo Caliente, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Single and double grid long-range alpha detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Alpha particle detectors capable of detecting alpha radiation from distant sources. In one embodiment, a voltage is generated in a single electrically conductive grid while a fan draws air containing air molecules ionized by alpha particles through an air passage and across the conductive grid. The current in the conductive grid can be detected and used for measurement or alarm. Another embodiment builds on this concept and provides an additional grid so that air ions of both polarities can be detected. The detector can be used in many applications, such as for pipe or duct, tank, or soil sample monitoring.

MacArthur, D.W.; Allander, K.S.

1993-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

383

Cavity Enhancement of Single Quantum Dot Emission in the Blue  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the blue and green spectral region by changing the alloy content. The access to this wavelength range may prove particularly useful for free-space cryptography. It also corresponds to the range where the commercially avail- able ultrafast single... . Christmann, D. Simeonov, R. Butte, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, N. Grandjean, Appl. Phy. Lett. 89, 261101 (2006) 4. F. Semond, I.R. Sellers, F. Natali, D. Byrne, M. Leroux, J. Massies, N. Ollier, J. Leymarie, P. Disseix, A. Vasson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 021102...

2009-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

384

Single-poly EEPROM cell with lightly doped MOS capacitors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM) memory cell and a method of operation are disclosed for creating an EEPROM memory cell in a standard CMOS process. A single polysilicon layer is used in combination with lightly doped MOS capacitors. The lightly doped capacitors employed in the EEPROM memory cell can be asymmetrical in design. Asymmetrical capacitors reduce area. Further capacitance variation caused by inversion can also be reduced by using multiple control capacitors. In addition, the use of multiple tunneling capacitors provides the benefit of customized tunneling paths.

Riekels, James E. (New Hope, MN); Lucking, Thomas B. (Maple Grove, MN); Larsen, Bradley J. (Mound, MN); Gardner, Gary R. (Golden Valley, MN)

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

385

Single chamber fuel cells: Flow geometry, rate and composition considerations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Four different single chamber fuel cell designs were compared using propane-air gas mixtures. Gas flow around the electrodes has a significant influence on the open circuit voltage and the power density of the cell. The strong influence of flow geometry is likely due to its effect on gas composition, particularly on the oxygen chemical potential at the two electrodes as a result of gas mixing. The chamber design which exposes the cathode first to the inlet gas was found to yield the best performance at lower flow rates, while the open tube design with the electrodes equally exposed to the inlet gas worked best at higher flow rates.

Stefan, Ionel C.; Jacobson, Craig P.; Visco, Steven J.; De Jonghe, Lutgard C.

2003-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

386

A spintronic source of circularly polarized single photons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a spintronic single photon source which emits circularly polarized light, where the helicity is determined by an applied magnetic field. Photons are emitted from an InGaAs quantum dot inside an electrically operated spin light-emitting diode, which comprises the diluted magnetic semiconductor ZnMnSe. The circular polarization degree of the emitted light is high, reaching 83% at an applied magnetic field of 2T and 96% at 6 T. Autocorrelation traces recorded in pulsed operation mode prove the emitted light to be antibunched. The two circular polarization states could be used for representing quantum states |0> and |1> in quantum cryptography implementations.

Asshoff, Pablo; Kalt, Heinz; Hetterich, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

High performance static latches with complete single event upset immunity  

SciTech Connect

An asymmetric response latch providing immunity to single event upset without loss of speed. The latch has cross-coupled inverters having a hardened logic state and a soft state, wherein the logic state of the first inverter can only be changed when the voltage on the coupling node of that inverter is low and the logic state of the second inverter can only be changed when the coupling of that inverter is high. One of more of the asymmetric response latches may be configured into a memory cell having complete immunity, which protects information rather than logic states.

Corbett, Wayne T. (Albuquerque, NM); Weaver, Harry T. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Search for Single Top Production at the Tevatron  

SciTech Connect

The authors report on a search for Standard Model t-channel and s-channel single top quark production in p{bar p} collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV. The authors use a data sample corresponding to 0.7 fb{sup -1} recorded by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDFII) and a data sample corresponding to 370 pb{sup -1} recorded by D0. Both CDF and D0 find no significant evidence for electroweak top quark production and set upper limits at the 95% confidence level on the production cross section.

Gresele, Ambra; /INFN, Trento

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Manipulation of Single Neutral Atoms in Optical Lattices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze a scheme to manipulate quantum states of neutral atoms at individual sites of optical lattices using focused laser beams. Spatial distributions of focused laser intensities induce position-dependent energy shifts of hyperfine states, which, combined with microwave radiation, allow selective manipulation of quantum states of individual target atoms. We show that various errors in the manipulation process are suppressed below $10^{-4} $ with properly chosen microwave pulse sequences and laser parameters. A similar idea is also applied to measure quantum states of single atoms in optical lattices.

Chuanwei Zhang; S. L. Rolston; S. Das Sarma

2006-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

390

Methods of forming single source precursors, methods of forming polymeric single source precursors, and single source precursors and intermediate products formed by such methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods of forming single source precursors (SSPs) include forming intermediate products having the empirical formula 1/2{L.sub.2N(.mu.-X).sub.2M'X.sub.2}.sub.2, and reacting MER with the intermediate products to form SSPs of the formula L.sub.2N(.mu.-ER).sub.2M'(ER).sub.2, wherein L is a Lewis base, M is a Group IA atom, N is a Group IB atom, M' is a Group IIIB atom, each E is a Group VIB atom, each X is a Group VIIA atom or a nitrate group, and each R group is an alkyl, aryl, vinyl, (per)fluoro alkyl, (per)fluoro aryl, silane, or carbamato group. Methods of forming polymeric or copolymeric SSPs include reacting at least one of HE.sup.1R.sup.1E.sup.1H and MER with one or more substances having the empirical formula L.sub.2N(.mu.-ER).sub.2M'(ER).sub.2 or L.sub.2N(.mu.-X).sub.2M'(X).sub.2 to form a polymeric or copolymeric SSP. New SSPs and intermediate products are formed by such methods.

Fox, Robert V.; Rodriguez, Rene G.; Pak, Joshua J.; Sun, Chivin; Margulieux, Kelsey R.; Holland, Andrew W.

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

391

Efficient generation of an isolated single-cycle attosecond pulse  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new method for efficiently generating an isolated single-cycle attosecond pulse is proposed. It is shown that the ultraviolet (UV) attosecond pulse can be utilized as a robust tool to control the dynamics of electron wave packets (EWPs). By adding a UV attosecond pulse to an infrared (IR) few-cycle pulse at a proper time, only one return of the EWP to the parent ion is selected to effectively contribute to the harmonics, then an isolated two-cycle 130-as pulse with a bandwidth of 45 eV is obtained. After complementing the chirp, an isolated single-cycle attosecond pulse with a duration less than 100 as seems achievable. In addition, the contribution of the quantum trajectories can be selected by adjusting the delay between the IR and UV fields. Using this method, the harmonic and attosecond pulse yields are efficiently enhanced in contrast to the scheme [G. Sansone {\\it et al.}, Science {\\bf314}, 443 (2006)] using a few-cycle IR pulse in combination with the polarization gating technique.

Lan, Pengfei; Cao, Wei; Wang, Xinlin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

NETL: Gasification - Single-Crystal Sapphire Optical Fiber Sensor  

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Gasifier Optimization and Plant Supporting Systems Gasifier Optimization and Plant Supporting Systems Single-Crystal Sapphire Optical Fiber Sensor Instrumentation Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Center for Photonics Technology Project Number: DE-FC26-99FT40685 Project Description Phase I - The Photonics Laboratory at Virginia Tech has successfully developed a novel temperature sensor capable of operating at temperatures up to 1600 °C and in harsh conditions. The sensor uses single-crystal sapphire to make an optically-based measurement and will fulfill the need for the real-time monitoring of high temperatures created in gasification processes. Phase II - Based on a successful Phase I laboratory demonstration of a Broadband Polarimetric Differential Interferometric (BPDI) temperature sensor, Virginia Tech's Phase II development objective is to further the development of the sensor for industrial use in slagging coal gasifiers. This will include ruggedizing the design of the sensor and creation of a suitable protective housing such that it can be placed into existing ports of coal gasifiers. The potential industrial use of the sensor will be determined through full-scale testing and development. The sensor design and fabrication has been completed and is undergoing testing. Overall performance and survivability of the sensor will be determined.

393

Electrokinetic Delivery of Single Fluorescent Biomolecules in Fluidic Nanochannels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe the fabrication of sub-100-nanometer-sized channels in a fused silica lab-on-a-chip device and experiments that demonstrate detection of single fluorescently labeled proteins in buffer solution within the device with high signal and low background. The fluorescent biomolecules are transported along the length of the nanochannels by electrophoresis and/or electro-osmosis until they pass into a two-focus laser irradiation zone. Pulse-interleaved excitation and time-resolved single-photon detection with maximum-likelihood analysis enables the location of the biomolecule to be determined. Diffusional transport of the molecules is found to be slowed within the nanochannel, and this facilitates fluidic trapping and/or prolonged measurements on individual biomolecules. Our goal is to actively control the fluidic transport to achieve rapid delivery of each new biomolecule to the sensing zone, following the completion of measurements, or the photobleaching of the prior molecule. We have used computer simulations that include photophysical effects such as triplet crossing and photobleaching of the labels to design control algorithms, which are being implemented in a custom field-programmable-gate-array circuit for the active fluidic control.

Davis, Lloyd M [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Canfield, Brian K [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Li, Xiaoxuan [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Hofmeister, William [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Shen, Guoqing [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Lescano, Isaac [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Bomar, Bruce W [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Wikswo, John P [Vanderbilt University; Markov, Dmitry P [Vanderbilt University; Samson, Philip C [Vanderbilt University; Daniel, Claus [ORNL; Sikorski, Zbigniew [University of Tennessee Space Institute; Robinson, William N [University of Tennessee Space Institute

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Single-qubit tests of Bell-like inequalities  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses some tests of Bell-like inequalities not requiring entangled states. The proposed tests are based on consecutive measurements on a single qubit. Available hidden-variable models for a single qubit [see, e.g., J. S. Bell, Rev. Mod. Phys. 38, 447 (1966)] reproduce the predictions of quantum mechanics and hence violate the Bell-like inequalities addressed in this paper. It is shown how this fact is connected with the state 'collapse' and with its random nature. Thus, it becomes possible to test truly realistic and deterministic hidden-variable models. In this way, it can be shown that a hidden-variable model should entail at least one of the following features: (i) nonlocality, (ii) contextuality, or (iii) discontinuous measurement-dependent probability functions. The last two features are put to the test with the experiments proposed in this paper. A hidden-variable model that is noncontextual and deterministic would be at variance with some predictions of quantum mechanics. Furthermore, the proposed tests are more likely to be loophole-free, as compared to former ones.

Zela, F. de [Departamento de Ciencias, Seccion Fisica Pontificia, Universidad Catolica del Peru, Apartado 1761, Lima (Peru)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Single well tracer method to evaluate enhanced recovery  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Data useful to evaluate the effectiveness of or to design an enhanced recovery process (the recovery process involving mobilizing and moving hydrocarbons through a hydrocarbon-bearing subterranean formation from an injection well to a production well by injecting a mobilizing fluid into the injection well) are obtained by a process which comprises sequentially: determining hydrocarbon saturation in the formation in a volume in the formation near a well bore penetrating the formation, injecting sufficient of the mobilizing fluid to mobilize and move hydrocarbons from a volume in the formation near the well bore penetrating the formation, and determining by the single well tracer method a hydrocarbon saturation profile in a volume from which hydrocarbons are moved. The single well tracer method employed is disclosed by U.S. Pat. No. 3,623,842. The process is useful to evaluate surfactant floods, water floods, polymer floods, CO.sub.2 floods, caustic floods, micellar floods, and the like in the reservoir in much less time at greatly reduced costs, compared to conventional multi-well pilot test.

Sheely, Jr., Clyde Q. (Ponca City, OK); Baldwin, Jr., David E. (Ponca City, OK)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Single step channeling in glass interior by femtosecond laser  

SciTech Connect

Channeling inside a transparent material, glass, by femtosecond laser was performed by using a single step process rather than hybrid processes that combine the laser irradiation with an additional tool or step to remove the material. Tightly focusing of a single femtosecond laser pulse using proper optical and laser processing parameters could induce the micro-explosion and could create voids inside transparent materials, and the effects of these parameters on the resultant feature geometry and channel length were studied. Understanding of the channel length variation at different locations from the specimen surface could enhance prediction capability. Taking into account of the laser, material, and lens properties, numerical models were developed to predict the absorption volume shape and size at different focusing depths below the surface of a specimen. These models will also be validated with the variation in feature and channel lengths inside the specimen obtained from the experiments. Spacing between adjacent laser pulses and laser parameters was varied to investigate effects of channel overlapping and its influence on long channel formation.

Kongsuwan, Panjawat; Wang Hongliang; Lawrence Yao, Y. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

397

Bayesian analysis of inflation: Parameter estimation for single field models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future astrophysical data sets promise to strengthen constraints on models of inflation, and extracting these constraints requires methods and tools commensurate with the quality of the data. In this paper we describe ModeCode, a new, publicly available code that computes the primordial scalar and tensor power spectra for single-field inflationary models. ModeCode solves the inflationary mode equations numerically, avoiding the slow roll approximation. It is interfaced with CAMB and CosmoMC to compute cosmic microwave background angular power spectra and perform likelihood analysis and parameter estimation. ModeCode is easily extendable to additional models of inflation, and future updates will include Bayesian model comparison. Errors from ModeCode contribute negligibly to the error budget for analyses of data from Planck or other next generation experiments. We constrain representative single-field models ({phi}{sup n} with n=2/3, 1, 2, and 4, natural inflation, and 'hilltop' inflation) using current data, and provide forecasts for Planck. From current data, we obtain weak but nontrivial limits on the post-inflationary physics, which is a significant source of uncertainty in the predictions of inflationary models, while we find that Planck will dramatically improve these constraints. In particular, Planck will link the inflationary dynamics with the post-inflationary growth of the horizon, and thus begin to probe the ''primordial dark ages'' between TeV and grand unified theory scale energies.

Mortonson, Michael J. [Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Peiris, Hiranya V. [Institute of Astronomy and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Easther, Richard [Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

Bayesian Analysis of Inflation: Parameter Estimation for Single Field Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Future astrophysical datasets promise to strengthen constraints on models of inflation, and extracting these constraints requires methods and tools commensurate with the quality of the data. In this paper we describe ModeCode, a new, publicly available code that computes the primordial scalar and tensor power spectra for single field inflationary models. ModeCode solves the inflationary mode equations numerically, avoiding the slow roll approximation. It is interfaced with CAMB and CosmoMC to compute cosmic microwave background angular power spectra and perform likelihood analysis and parameter estimation. ModeCode is easily extendable to additional models of inflation, and future updates will include Bayesian model comparison. Errors from ModeCode contribute negligibly to the error budget for analyses of data from Planck or other next generation experiments. We constrain representative single field models (phi^n with n=2/3, 1, 2, and 4, natural inflation, and "hilltop" inflation) using current data, and provide forecasts for Planck. From current data, we obtain weak but nontrivial limits on the post-inflationary physics, which is a significant source of uncertainty in the predictions of inflationary models, while we find that Planck will dramatically improve these constraints. In particular, Planck will link the inflationary dynamics with the post-inflationary growth of the horizon, and thus begin to probe the "primordial dark ages" between TeV and GUT scale energies.

Michael J. Mortonson; Hiranya V. Peiris; Richard Easther

2010-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

399

Strength anomaly in B2 FeAl single crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Strength and deformation microstructure of B2 Fe-39 and 48%Al single crystals (composition given in atomic percent), which were fully annealed to remove frozen-in vacancies, have been investigated at temperatures between room temperature and 1073K. The hardness of as-homogenized Fe-48Al is higher than that of as-homogenized Fe-39Al while after additional annealing at 698K the hardness of Fe-48Al becomes lower than that of Fe-39Al. Fe-39Al single crystals slowly cooled after homogenizing at a high temperature were deformed in compression as a function of temperature and crystal orientation. A peak of yield strength appears around 0.5T{sub m} (T{sub m} = melting temperature). The orientation dependence of the critical resolved shear stress does not obey Schmid`s law even at room temperature and is quite different from that of b.c.c. metals and B2 intermetallics at low temperatures. At the peak temperature slip transition from -type to -type is found to occur macroscopically and microscopically, while it is observed in TEM that some of the [111] dislocations decompose into [101] and [010] on the (1096I) plane below the peak temperature. The physical sources for the positive temperature dependence of yield stress of B2 FeAl are discussed based on the obtained results.

Yoshimi, K.; Hanada, S.; Yoo, M.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Matsumoto, N. [Tohoku Univ. (Japan). Graduate School

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

400

Bright CdSe quantum dot inserted in single ZnSe nanowires  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the evidence of CdSe quantum dot (QD) insertion in single defect-free ZnSe nanowire. These nanowires have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy in vapour-liquid-solid growth mode catalysed with gold particles. We developed a two-step process ... Keywords: PL, Antibunching, CdSe, Correlation measurement, Micro photoluminescence, Polarisation, Single NW, Single QD, Single nanowire, Single nanowire heterostructures, Single quantum dot, TRPL, Time-resolved photoluminescence, Two-step process, ZnSe

A. Tribu; G. Sallen; T. Aichele; C. Bougerol; R. Andr; J. P. Poizat; S. Tatarenko; K. Kheng

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Creation and recovery of a W(111) single atom gas field ion source  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tungsten single atom tips have been prepared from a single crystal W(111) oriented wire using the chemical assisted field evaporation and etching method. Etching to a single atom tip occurs through a symmetric structure and leads to a predictable last atom unlike etching with polycrystalline tips. The single atom tip formation procedure is shown in an atom by atom removal process. Rebuilds of single atom tips occur on the same crystalline axis as the original tip such that ion emission emanates along a fixed direction for all tip rebuilds. This preparation method could be utilized and developed to prepare single atom tips for ion source development.

Pitters, Jason L. [National Institute for Nanotechnology, National Research Council of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada); Urban, Radovan [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Wolkow, Robert A. [National Institute for Nanotechnology, National Research Council of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada)

2012-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

402

Electrical Transport Through a Single Nanoscale SemiconductorBranch Point  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Semiconductor tetrapods are three dimensional branched nanostructures, representing a new class of materials for electrical conduction. We employ the single electron transistor approach to investigate how charge carriers migrate through single nanoscale branch points of tetrapods. We find that carriers can delocalize across the branches or localize and hop between arms depending on their coupling strength. In addition, we demonstrate a new single-electron transistor operation scheme enabled by the multiple branched arms of a tetrapod: one arm can be used as a sensitive arm-gate to control the electrical transport through the whole system. Electrical transport through nanocrystals, molecules, nanowires and nanotubes display novel quantum phenomena. These can be studied using the single electron transistor approach to successively change the charge state by one, to reveal charging energies, electronic level spacings, and coupling between electronic, vibrational, and spin degrees of freedom. The advent of colloidal synthesis methods that produce branched nanostructures provides a new class of material which can act as conduits for electrical transport in hybrid organic-inorganic electrical devices such as light emitting diodes and solar cells. Already, the incorporation of branched nanostructures has yielded significant improvements in nanorod/polymer solar cells, where the specific pathways for charge migration can have a significant impact on device performance. Progress in this area requires an understanding of how electrons and holes migrate through individual branch points, for instance do charges delocalize across the branches or do they localize and hop between arms. Here we employ the single electron transistor approach to investigate the simplest three dimensional branched nanostructure, the semiconductor tetrapod, which consists of a pyramidal shaped zinc blende-structured ''core'' with four wurzite-structured arms projecting out at the tetrahedral angle. Monodisperse CdTe tetrapods with arms 8 nm in diameter and 150 nm in length were synthesized as previously reported. The tetrapods dispersed in toluene were deposited onto {approx}10 nm thick Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} dielectrics with alignment markers and a back gate (see Supporting Information). A tetrapod spontaneously orients with one arm pointing perpendicularly away from the substrate and three arms projecting down towards the surface. Individual 60 nm-thick Pd electrodes were placed by EBL onto each of the three arms downwards so that there are four terminals (three arms and a back gate) as shown schematically in Fig. 1 top inset. Figure 1 bottom inset shows a typical scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the devices. The center brighter spot is due to the fourth arm pointing up away from the substrate although its controlled breaking is possible. The separation between the metal electrodes and the tetrapod branch point ranges from 30 to 80 nm in our devices. The devices were loaded into a He{sup 4}-flow cryostat for low-temperature ({approx}5K) electrical measurements.

Cui, Yi; Banin, Uri; Bjork, Mikael T.; Alivisatos, A. Paul

2005-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

403

Exploring Maximum Humidity Control and Energy Conservation Opportunities with Single Duct Single Zone Air-Handling Units  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Humidity control for single-duct single-zone (SDSZ) constant volume air handling units is known to be a challenge. The operation of these systems is governed by space temperature only. Under mild weather conditions, discharge air temperature can get much higher than the space dew point and the dehumidification capability of the system is diminished. Buildings served by this type of air handler often experience exceptionally high humidity levels under humid weather conditions. Many potential solutions and improvements exist. However, these solutions require system modifications or upgrades and therefore are less attractive to some facility owners. A Critical Humidity Control Program (CHCP) was developed to change the normal control sequence of the air-handling units during high humidity periods to help improve the moisture removal capability of the system. The program was not designed to solve the problem completely, but the overall humidity levels can be lowered and controlled within a reasonably low range (58% - 65%) for a significant part of the high humidity seasons. This approach is relatively easy to implement and does not require any hardware changes. This paper also summarizes various potential solutions to improve humidity control for SDSZ units. The advantages and disadvantages for each solution are compared.

Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Numerical analysis of thermal-hydrological conditions in the single heater test at Yucca Mountain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single Heater Test at Yucca Mountain, LBNL-39789, E.O. LawSingle Heater Test at Yucca Mountain Jens T. Birkholzer andwaste repository at Yucca Mountain. The heating phase of the

Birkholzer, Jens T.; Tsang, Yvonne W.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Spectroscopy and external control of optical dynamics in single semiconductor nanocrystals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single molecule spectroscopy has progressed substantially in the past ten years and the accompanying progress in the optical study of single semiconductor nanocrystals has opened a new dimension in our understanding of the ...

Shimizu, Kentaro, 1975-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Experimental observation and quantum modeling of electron irradiation on single-wall carbon nanotubes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In situ experiments, based on electron irradiation at high temperature in a transmission electron microscope, are used to investigate isolated, packed and crossing single-wall nanotubes. During continuous, uniform atom removal, surfaces of isolated single-wall ...

J. -C. Charlier; M. Terrones; F. Banhart; N. Grobert; H. Terrones; P. M. Ajayan

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

3D Single Particle Tracking Spectroscopy and Nanoparticles for Interrogating Complex Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Emission Intensity tions in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots 5.1charge is localized at the CdSe core. (D) Joint probabilityFluctuations in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots Introduction

Montiel, Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Understanding and engineering the photophysics of single CdSe nanocrystals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on uncovering the photophysics of CdSe semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) at the single QD level, and correlating the phenomenological behavior observed at the single QD level to that observed at the ...

Chung, Inhee, 1976-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Bruker Workshop on Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction  

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Problem Structures: Diagnosis and Treatment of Problem Structures: A Bruker Workshop on Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction May 30, 2008 Chemistry Department University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN This meeting focuses on the scientific resources of four ORNL user facilities funded by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Who Should Attend Synopsis Goals Scheduled Agenda Workshop Materials Confirmed Speakers Important Dates Registration - now open Location - Directions and Map Sponsors Organizing and Local Committee Contacts Relevant Literature, References, Websites Local Information Bruker - UT Workshop Who Should Attend? The Workshop is directed to the newcomer as well as the experienced user of a Bruker Apex / Apex-II system and SHELX software. It will concentrate on hard to solve and/or refine problem structures. We envision it to be

410

Quantum benchmarks for pure single-mode Gaussian states  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Teleportation and storage of continuous variable states of light and atoms are essential building blocks for the realization of large scale quantum networks. Rigorous validation of these implementations require identifying, and surpassing, benchmarks set by the most effective strategies attainable without the use of quantum resources. Such benchmarks have been established for special families of input states, like coherent states and particular subclasses of squeezed states. Here we solve the longstanding problem of defining quantum benchmarks for general pure Gaussian single-mode states with arbitrary phase, displacement, and squeezing, randomly sampled according to a realistic prior distribution. As a special case, we show that the fidelity benchmark for teleporting squeezed states with totally random phase and squeezing degree is 1/2, equal to the corresponding one for coherent states. We discuss the use of entangled resources to beat the benchmarks in experiments.

Giulio Chiribella; Gerardo Adesso

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

411

State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Single Vehicle Crashes : District  

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District District of Columbia (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Single Vehicle Crashes : District of Columbia (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet

412

A Shell Theory for Chiral Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a characterization of the mechanical response of the linearly elastic shell we associate to a single-wall carbon nanotube of arbitrary chirality. In Bajaj et al. 2013, we gave such a characterization in the case of zigzag and armchair nanotubes; in particular, we showed that the orthotropic response we postulated for the associated shells is to become isotropic in the graphene-limit, that is, when the shell radius grows bigger and bigger. Here we give an explicit recipe to construct the generally anisotropic response of the shell associated to a nanotube of any chirality in terms of the response of the shell associated to a related zigzag or armchair nanotube. The expected coupling of mechanical effects that anisotropy entrains is demonstrated in the case of a torsion problem, where the axial extension accompanying twist is determined analytically and found in good agreement with the available experimental data.

Antonino Favata; Paolo Podio-Guidugli

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

413

Method for isolating two aquifers in a single borehole  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for isolating and individually instrumenting separate aquifers within a single borehole is disclosed. A borehole is first drilled from the ground surface, through an upper aquifer, and into a separating confining bed. A casing, having upper and lower sections separated by a coupling collar, is lowered into the borehole. The borehole is grouted in the vicinity of the lower section of the casing. A borehole is then drilled through the grout plug and into a lower aquifer. After the lower aquifer is instrumented, the borehole is grouted back into the lower portion of the casing. Then the upper section of the casing is unscrewed via the coupling collar and removed from the borehole. Finally, instrumentation is added to the upper aquifer and the borehole is appropriately grouted. The coupling collar is designed to have upper right-hand screw threads and lower left-hand screw thread, whereby the sections of the casing can be readily separated.

Burklund, P.W.

1984-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

414

Single-stage dual priority regulator for photovoltaic systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this paper the design and application of a voltage regulator for use in Photovoltaic Systems with two separate loads of different priority is presented. The Single-Stage Dual Priority Regulator (SSDPR) charges two separate battery systems for high and low priority loads. The controller always charges the main battery first. It toggles between the two batteries when the main battery is nearly charged, and reduces the charge duty cycle of the main battery as it approaches full charge. The SSDPR utilizes the PV more efficiently by supplying low priority loads without jeopardizing the reliability of the critical load. Both the main and auxiliary voltage settings are adjustable, allowing the use of different types of batteries. The SDPR is being tested in the University of Lowell Vaccine Refrigerator Laboratory. A dual priority regulator is useful in any stand-alone system with multiple loads. Uses include photovoltaic powered homes, medical clinics, and recreational vehicles.

Salameh, Z.M.; Lynch, W.A. (Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes as Transparent Electrodes for Photovoltaics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transparent and electrically conductive coatings and films have a variety of uses in the fast-growing field of optoelectronic applications. Transparent electrodes typically include semiconductive metal oxides such as indium tin oxide (ITO), and conducting polymers such as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), doped and stabilized with poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT/PSS). In recent years, Eikos, Inc. has conceived and developed technologies to deliver novel alternatives using single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT). These technologies offer products having a broad range of conductivity, excellent transparency, neutral color tone, good adhesion, abrasion resistance as well as mechanical robustness. Additional benefits include ease of ambient processing and patterning capability. This paper reports our recent findings on achieving 2.6% and 1.4% efficiencies on nonoptimized organic photovoltaic cells employing SWNT as a transparent electrode.

Weeks, C.; Peltola, J.; Levitsky, I.; Glatkowski, P.; van de Lagemaat, J.; Rumbles, G.; Barnes, T.; Coutts, T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Capillary flow of oil in a single foam microchannel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Under specific physico-chemical conditions, oil droplets are able to invade the liquid network of a foam without damaging it. We study experimentally the capillary suction of oil in a single foam channel, a Plateau border. Oil flows as an unbroken stream with a dynamics that differs from classical wicking in a capillary tube due to the deformability of the foam channel. The oil forms a long and stable liquid slug inside the Plateau border, which does not break into droplets as long as the oil is confined within the Plateau Border. Yet, destabilization occurs when oil is transferred from the Plateau border to a soap film, after the break-up of a soap film as may happen in real foams.

Piroird, Keyvan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Capillary flow of oil in a single foam microchannel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When using appropriate surfactants, oil and aqueous foam can be intimately mixed without leading to the destruction of the foam. In this paper, we show that the capillary depression that prevails in foam can even lead to the spontaneous imbibition of foam with oil. We focus on the suction of oil in a single horizontal foam channel, a Plateau border, and show that these liquid capillary tubes can suck up another liquid under the action of capillary forces. The dynamics that we report, is governed by a balance between capillarity and viscosity, which exhibits a scaling law different from classical wicking due to the deformability of the foam channel. It also differs from what is expected in the framework of foam drainage due to the particular geometry of the Plateau borders when swollen with oil.

Keyvan Piroird; lise Lorenceau

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

418

Ionization detector, electrode configuration and single polarity charge detection method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ionization detector, an electrode configuration and a single polarity charge detection method each utilize a boundary electrode which symmetrically surrounds first and second central interlaced and symmetrical electrodes. All of the electrodes are held at a voltage potential of a first polarity type. The first central electrode is held at a higher potential than the second central or boundary electrodes. By forming the first and second central electrodes in a substantially interlaced and symmetrical pattern and forming the boundary electrode symmetrically about the first and second central electrodes, signals generated by charge carriers are substantially of equal strength with respect to both of the central electrodes. The only significant difference in measured signal strength occurs when the charge carriers move to within close proximity of the first central electrode and are received at the first central electrode. The measured signals are then subtracted and compared to quantitatively measure the magnitude of the charge.

He, Zhong (Ann Arbor, MI)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Ionization detector, electrode configuration and single polarity charge detection method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ionization detector, an electrode configuration and a single polarity charge detection method each utilize a boundary electrode which symmetrically surrounds first and second central interlaced and symmetrical electrodes. All of the electrodes are held at a voltage potential of a first polarity type. The first central electrode is held at a higher potential than the second central or boundary electrodes. By forming the first and second central electrodes in a substantially interlaced and symmetrical pattern and forming the boundary electrode symmetrically about the first and second central electrodes, signals generated by charge carriers are substantially of equal strength with respect to both of the central electrodes. The only significant difference in measured signal strength occurs when the charge carriers move to within close proximity of the first central electrode and are received at the first central electrode. The measured signals are then subtracted and compared to quantitatively measure the magnitude of the charge. 10 figs.

He, Z.

1998-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

420

A Single Transistor Three Phase Resonant Switch For High Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Existing 34, ac-dc low-harmonic rectiifiers are costly and require complex control schemes to minimize input current harmonics. Introduced here are three new classes of low cost 34, ac-dc high power factorllow harmonic controlled rectifiers. These are derived from parent dc-dc convrter topologies containing boost-type inputs, buck-type inputs and qwsi resonant zero-current-switch (ZCS) buck-type inputs. With a single active switch in addition to the diode bridge rectijier, the converters are capable of drawing a high quality input current waveform naturally at nearly unity power factor. Thus a simple 34, ac-dc high paver factor rechifie7 is obtained. Simulation and experimental results are supplied to demonstrate the validity of the concept. 1.

Esam Ismail; Robert W. Erickson

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Structures with three dimensional nanofences comprising single crystal segments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An article includes a substrate having a surface and a nanofence supported by the surface. The nanofence includes a multiplicity of primary nanorods and branch nanorods, each of the primary nanorods being attached to said substrate, and each of the branch nanorods being attached to a primary nanorods and/or another branch nanorod. The primary and branch nanorods are arranged in a three-dimensional, interconnected, interpenetrating, grid-like network defining interstices within the nanofence. The article further includes an enveloping layer supported by the nanofence, disposed in the interstices, and forming a coating on the primary and branch nanorods. The enveloping layer has a different composition from that of the nanofence and includes a radial p-n single junction solar cell photovoltaic material and/or a radial p-n multiple junction solar cell photovoltaic material.

Goyal, Amit; Wee, Sung-Hun

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

422

Six pole/eight pole single-phase motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single phase alternating current electric motor is provided with a main stator winding having two coil groups which are connected to form eight poles for eight-pole operation and to form six poles for six-pole operation. Each group contains four series connected coil elements with each element spanning approximately one-seventh of the periphery of the machine. The coil groups are spaced 180 mechanical degrees apart such that each end coil of one group overlaps one of the end coils of the other group. An auxiliary stator winding having two coil groups with the same relative angular displacement as the main stator winding coil groups is included. 10 figs.

Kirschbaum, H.S.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

423

Capillary Flow of Oil in a Single Foam Microchannel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When using appropriate surfactants, oil and aqueous foam can be intimately mixed without the foam being destroyed. In this Letter, we show that a foam, initially free of oil, can draw an oil drop under the action of capillary forces and stretch it through the aqueous network. We focus on the suction of oil by a single horizontal foam channel, known as a Plateau border. In such confined channels, imbibition dynamics are governed by a balance between capillarity and viscosity. Yet, the scaling law for our system differs from that of classical imbibition in porous media such as aqueous foam. This is due to the particular geometry of the liquid channels: Plateau borders filled with foaming solution are always concave whereas they can be convex or flat when filled with oil. Finally, the oil slug, confined in the Plateau border, fragments into droplets following a film breakup.

Keyvan Piroird; lise Lorenceau

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

424

Dislocation nucleation in bcc Ta single crystals studied by nanoindentation  

SciTech Connect

The study of dislocation nucleation in closed-packed metals by nanoindentation has recently attracted much interest. Here, we address the peculiarities of the incipient plasticity in body centered cubic (bcc) metals using low index Ta single-crystals as a model system. The combination of nanoindentation with high-resolution atomic force microscopy provides us with experimental atomic-scale information on the process of dislocation nucleation and multiplication. Our results reveal a unique deformation behavior of bcc Ta at the onset of plasticity which is distinctly different from that of closed-packed metals. Most noticeable, we observe only one rather than a sequence of discontinuities in the load-displacement curves. This and other differences are discussed in context of the characteristic plastic deformation behavior of bcc metals.

Biener, M M; Biener, J; Hodge, A M; Hamza, A V

2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

425

Fluorescent single walled nanotube/silica composite materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Fluorescent composites of surfactant-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were prepared by exposing suspensions of surfactant-wrapped carbon nanotubes to tetramethylorthosilicate (TMOS) vapor. Sodium deoxycholate (DOC) and sodium dodecylsulphate (SDS) were the surfactants. No loss in emission intensity was observed when the suspension of DOC-wrapped SWNTs were exposed to the TMOS vapors, but about a 50% decrease in the emission signal was observed from the SDS-wrapped SWNTs nanotubes. The decrease in emission was minimal by buffering the SDS/SWNT suspension prior to forming the composite. Fluorescent xerogels were prepared by adding glycerol to the SWNT suspensions prior to TMOS vapor exposure, followed by drying the gels. Fluorescent aerogels were prepared by replacing water in the gels with methanol and then exposing them to supercritical fluid drying conditions. The aerogels can be used for gas sensing.

Dattelbaum, Andrew M.; Gupta, Gautam; Duque, Juan G.; Doorn, Stephen K.; Hamilton, Christopher E.; DeFriend Obrey, Kimberly A.

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

426

Single crystal metal wedges for surface acoustic wave propagation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ultrasonic testing device has been developed to evaluate flaws and inhomogeneities in the near-surface region of a test material. A metal single crystal wedge is used to generate high frequency Rayleigh surface waves in the test material surface by conversion of a slow velocity, bulk acoustic mode in the wedge into a Rayleigh wave at the metal-wedge test material interface. Particular classes of metals have been found to provide the bulk acoustic modes necessary for production of a surface wave with extremely high frequency and angular collimation. The high frequency allows flaws and inhomogeneities to be examined with greater resolution. The high degree of angular collimation for the outgoing ultrasonic beam permits precision angular location of flaws and inhomogeneities in the test material surface.

Fisher, E.S.

1980-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

427

Single crystal metal wedges for surface acoustic wave propagation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ultrasonic testing device has been developed to evaluate flaws and inhomogeneities in the near-surface region of a test material. A metal single crystal wedge is used to generate high frequency Rayleigh surface waves in the test material surface by conversion of a slow velocity, bulk acoustic mode in the wedge into a Rayleigh wave at the metal-wedge test material interface. Particular classes of metals have been found to provide the bulk acoustic modes necessary for production of a surface wave with extremely high frequency and angular collimation. The high frequency allows flaws and inhomogeneities to be examined with greater resolution. The high degree of angular collimation for the outgoing ultrasonic beam permits precision angular location of flaws and inhomogeneities in the test material surface.

Fisher, Edward S. (Wheaton, IL)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Effects of a single fermion in a Bose Josephson junction  

SciTech Connect

We consider the tunneling properties of a single fermionic impurity immersed in a Bose-Einstein condensate in a double-well potential. For strong boson-fermion interaction, we show the existence of a tunnel resonance where a large number of bosons and the fermion tunnel simultaneously. We give analytical expressions for the line shape of the resonance using degenerate Brillouin-Wigner theory. We finally compute the time-dependent dynamics of the mixture. Using the fermionic tunnel resonances as a beam splitter for wave functions, we construct a Mach-Zehnder interferometer that allows complete population transfer from one well to the other by tilting the double-well potential and only taking into account the fermion's tunnel properties.

Rinck, M.; Bruder, C. [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

429

Tank characterization report for single-shell Tank B-201  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to characterize the waste in single shell Tank B-201. Characterization includes the determination of the physical, chemical (e.g., concentrations of elements and organic species), and radiological properties of the waste. These determinations are made using analytical results from B-201 core samples as well as historical information about the tank. The main objective is to determine average waste properties: but in some cases, concentrations of analytes as a function of depth were also determined. This report also consolidates the available historical information regarding Tank B-201, arranges the analytical information from the recent core sampling in a useful format, and provides an interpretation of the data within the context of what is known about the tank.

Heasler, P.G.; Remund, K.M.; Tingey, J.M.; Baird, D.B.; Ryan, F.M.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Structural plasticity of single chromatin fibers revealed by torsional manipulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Magnetic tweezers are used to study the mechanical response under torsion of single nucleosome arrays reconstituted on tandem repeats of 5S positioning sequences. Regular arrays are extremely resilient and can reversibly accommodate a large amount of supercoiling without much change in length. This behavior is quantitatively described by a molecular model of the chromatin 3-D architecture. In this model, we assume the existence of a dynamic equilibrium between three conformations of the nucleosome, which are determined by the crossing status of the entry/exit DNAs (positive, null or negative). Torsional strain, in displacing that equilibrium, extensively reorganizes the fiber architecture. The model explains a number of long-standing topological questions regarding DNA in chromatin, and may provide the ground to better understand the dynamic binding of most chromatin-associated proteins.

Bancaud, Aurelien; Barbi, Maria; Wagner, Gaudeline; Allemand, Jean-Francois; Mozziconacci, Julien; Lavelle, Christophe; Croquette, Vincent; Victor, Jean-Marc; Prunell, Ariel; Viovy, Jean-Louis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Monitoring conservative retrofits in single family buildings. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

This study has provided detailed before-and-after information on the ambient and comfort conditions in nine single family buildings, and on the energy consumption of those buildings, for one or more energy conservation retrofits. The data were recorded in such a manner that as well as being able to determine the savings from the retrofits and the influence these retrofits have on the comfort conditions of the residence, the effects of the retrofits on time-of-day usage are also determinable. The following are included in appendices: a table of participant`s names, site addresses and retrofit; significant dates and appropriate comments; a day of data and an annotated data set; pre-retrofit and post-retrofit audit data sheets; and usage history.

Richardson, C.S.

1992-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

432

Guidelines for predicting single-event upsets in neutron environments  

SciTech Connect

Single-event upsets (SEUs) in aerospace applications may generally be attributed to direct ionization by heavy nuclei in galactic cosmic radiation or to energetic recoils of substrate nuclei interacting with high-energy (E {gt} 10 MeV) protons. In some aerospace applications the radiation environment is dominated by neutrons which are expected to be the principal cause of SEUs. These environments include the atmosphere at aircraft altitudes, in the vicinity of nuclear reactors and other neutron sources, nuclear weapons environments, and within heavily shielded spacecraft. Neutron-induced SEUs have been demonstrated in the laboratory and procedures for estimating error rates have been defined. In this paper utilizing the author's most recent computations of neutron burst generation rates, the authors introduce a simple, graphical technique for estimating neutron-induced error rates in various neutron environments.

Letaw, J.R. (Severn Communications Corp., Severna Park, MD (United States)); Normand, E. (Boeing Aerospace Co., Seattle, WA (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Single top and Higgs associated production at the LHC.  

SciTech Connect

We study the production of a standard model (SM) Higgs boson in association with a single top quark and either a light jet or W boson at the LHC with a center of mass energy of 14 TeV. Because of the destructive interference of the contributing SM diagrams, the value of the top Yukawa coupling and the sign of the WWh coupling may be probed for Higgs masses above 150 GeV, where WW and ZZ are the dominant Higgs decays. We consider Higgs masses of m{sub h} = 120, 150, 180, and 200 GeV and devise experimental cuts to extract the signal from SM backgrounds and measure the top Yukawa coupling.

Barger, V.; McCaskey, M.; Shaughnessy, G.; High Energy Physics; Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison; Northwestern Univ.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Mechanism of Molecular Orientation by Single-cycle Pulses  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Significant molecular orientation can be achieved by time-symmetric single-cycle pulses of zero area, in the THz region. We show that in spite of the existence of a combined time-space symmetry operation, not only large peak instantaneous orientations but also nonzero time-average orientations over a rotational period can be obtained. We show that this unexpected phenomenon is due to interferences among eigenstates of the time-evolution operator, as was described previously for transport phenomena in quantum ratchets. This mechanism also works for sequences of identical pulses, spanning a rotational period. This fact can be used to obtain a net average molecular orientation regardless of the magnitude of the rotational constant.

Juan Ortigoso

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

435

Structural plasticity of single chromatin fibers revealed by torsional manipulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Magnetic tweezers are used to study the mechanical response under torsion of single nucleosome arrays reconstituted on tandem repeats of 5S positioning sequences. Regular arrays are extremely resilient and can reversibly accommodate a large amount of supercoiling without much change in length. This behavior is quantitatively described by a molecular model of the chromatin 3-D architecture. In this model, we assume the existence of a dynamic equilibrium between three conformations of the nucleosome, which are determined by the crossing status of the entry/exit DNAs (positive, null or negative). Torsional strain, in displacing that equilibrium, extensively reorganizes the fiber architecture. The model explains a number of long-standing topological questions regarding DNA in chromatin, and may provide the ground to better understand the dynamic binding of most chromatin-associated proteins.

Aurelien Bancaud; Natalia Conde e Silva; Maria Barbi; Gaudeline Wagner; Jean-Francois Allemand; Julien Mozziconacci; Christophe Lavelle; Vincent Croquette; Jean-Marc Victor; Ariel Prunell; Jean-Louis Viovy

2007-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

436

The Controlled Introduction of Multiple Negative Charge at Single Amino Acid Sites in Subtilisin Bacillus lentus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the cathode, on the Pharmacia Phast- system and appeared as a single band. Each of the CMMs showed reduced

Davis, Ben G.

437

PERFORMANCE OF A SINGLE-ROW HEAT EXCHANGER AT LOW IN-TUBE FLOW RATES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PERFORMANCE OF A SINGLE-ROW HEAT EXCHANGER AT LOW IN-TUBE FLOW RATES A Thesis Submitted April 1995 #12;PERFORMANCE OF A SINGLE-ROW HEAT EXCHANGER AT LOW IN-TUBE FLOW RATES by Xiangwei Zhao Abstract The steady and time-dependentbehavior of a single-row heat exchanger with water and air in the in

Sen, Mihir

438

A population-based variable neighborhood search for the single machine total weighted tardiness problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the single machine total weighted tardiness problem, in which a set of independent jobs with distinct processing times, weights, and due dates are to be scheduled on a single machine to minimize the sum of weighted tardiness of ... Keywords: Single machine scheduling, Total weighted tardiness, Variable neighborhood search

Xianpeng Wang; Lixin Tang

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Towards a LED based on a photonic crystal nanocavity for single photon sources at telecom wavelength  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fundamental step towards achieving an ''on demand'' single photon source would be the possibility of electrical pumping for a single QD and thus the integration of such a device in an opto-electronic circuit. In this work we describe the fabrication ... Keywords: LED, Optical nanocavities, Photonic crystals, Single photon sources

M. Francardi; A. Gerardino; L. Balet; N. Chauvin; D. Bitauld; C. Zinoni; L. H. Li; B. Alloing; N. Le Thomas; R. Houdr; A. Fiore

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Large pyramid shaped single crystals of BiFeO{sub 3} by solvothermal synthesis method  

SciTech Connect

Synthesis parameters are optimized in order to grow single crystals of multiferroic BiFeO{sub 3}. 2 to 3 mm size pyramid (tetrahedron) shaped single crystals were successfully obtained by solvothermal method. Scanning electron microscopy with EDAX confirmed the phase formation. Raman scattering spectra of bulk BiFeO3 single crystals have been measured which match well with reported spectra.

Sornadurai, D.; Ravindran, T. R.; Paul, V. Thomas; Sastry, V. Sankara [Condensed Matter Physics Division, Materials Science Group, Physical Metallurgy Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu (India); Condensed Matter Physics Division, Materials Science Group (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A novel piezoelectric energy harvester designed for single-supply pre-biasing circuit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A novel piezoelectric energy harvester designed for single- supply pre-biasing circuit N Mohammad printed piezoelectric energy harvester for the single-supply pre-biasing (SSPB) circuit is presented that the single-supply pre-biasing (SSPB) circuit is the most suitable for low amplitude energy harvesting

442

Flux Distribution of a Single-Axis Tracking Parabolic Trough Array with Photovoltaic Receiver  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Flux Distribution of a Single-Axis Tracking Parabolic Trough Array with Photovoltaic Receiver G 0200 Australia E-mail: gregory.burgess@anu.edu.au Abstract Single-axis tracking parabolic troughs Long arrays of single-axis tracking parabolic troughs with a fluid filled absorber are a well

443

SINGLE-FACED GRAYQB{trademark} - A RADIATION MAPPING DEVICE  

SciTech Connect

GrayQb{trademark} is a novel technology that has the potential to characterize radioactively contaminated areas such as hot cells, gloveboxes, small and large rooms, hallways, and waste tanks. The goal of GrayQb{trademark} is to speed the process of decontaminating these areas, which reduces worker exposures and promotes ALARA considerations. The device employs Phosphorous Storage Plate (PSP) technology as its primary detector material. PSPs, commonly used for medical applications and non-destructive testing, can be read using a commercially available scanner. The goal of GrayQb{trademark} technology is to locate, quantify, and identify the sources of contamination. The purpose of the work documented in this report was to better characterize the performance of GrayQb{trademark} in its ability to present overlay images of the PSP image and the associated visual image of the location being surveyed. The results presented in this report are overlay images identifying the location of hot spots in both controlled and field environments. The GrayQb{trademark} technology has been mainly tested in a controlled environment with known distances and source characteristics such as specific known radionuclides, dose rates, and strength. The original concept for the GrayQb{trademark} device involved utilizing the six faces of a cube configuration and was designed to be positioned in the center of a contaminated area for 3D mapping. A smaller single-faced GrayQb{trademark}, dubbed GrayQb SF, was designed for the purpose of conducting the characterization testing documented in this report. This lighter 2D version is ideal for applications where entry ports are too small for a deployment of the original GrayQb version or where only a single surface is of interest. The shape, size, and weight of these two designs have been carefully modeled to account for most limitations encountered in hot cells, gloveboxes, and contaminated areas. GrayQb{trademark} and GrayQb{trademark} SF share the same fundamental detection system design (e.g., pinhole and PSPs). Therefore, performance tests completed on the single face GrayQB in this report is also applicable to the six- faced GrayQB (e.g., ambient light sensitivity and PSP response). This report details the characterization of the GrayQb{trademark} SF in both an uncontrolled environment; specifically, the Savannah River Site (SRS) Plutonium Fuel Form Facility in Building 235-F (Metallurgical Building) and controlled testing at SRSs Health Physics Instrument Calibration Facility and SRSs R&D Engineering Imaging and Radiation Systems Building. In this report, the resulting images from the Calibration Facility were obtained by overlaying the PSP and visual images manually using ImageJ. The resulting images from the Building 235-F tests presented in this report were produced using ImageJ and applying response trends developed from controlled testing results. The GrayQb{trademark} technology has been developed in two main stages at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL): 1) the GrayQb{trademark} development was supported by SRNLs Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program and 2) the GrayQb{trademark} SF development and its testing in Building 235-F were supported by the Office of Deactivation and Decommissioning and Facility Engineering (EM-13), U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.

Mayer, J.; Farfan, E.; Immel, D.; Phillips, M.; Bobbitt, J.; Plummer, J.

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

444

Calix[4]arene Based Single-Molecule Magnets  

SciTech Connect

Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) have been the subject of much interest in recent years because their molecular nature and inherent physical properties allow the crossover between classical and quantum physics to be observed. The macroscopic observation of quantum phenomena - tunneling between different spin states, quantum interference between tunnel paths - not only allows scientists to study quantum mechanical laws in great detail, but also provides model systems with which to investigate the possible implementation of spin-based solid state qubits and molecular spintronics. The isolation of small, simple SMMs is therefore an exciting prospect. To date almost all SMMs have been made via the self-assembly of 3d metal ions in the presence of bridging/chelating organic ligands. However, very recently an exciting new class of SMMs, based on 3d metal clusters (or single lanthanide ions) housed within polyoxometalates, has appeared. These types of molecule, in which the SMM is completely encapsulated within (or shrouded by) a 'protective' organic or inorganic sheath have much potential for design and manipulation: for example, for the removal of unwanted dipolar interactions, the introduction of redox activity, or to simply aid functionalization for surface grafting. Calix[4]arenes are cyclic (typically bowl-shaped) polyphenols that have been used extensively in the formation of versatile self-assembled supramolecular structures. Although many have been reported, p-{sup t}But-calix[4]arene and calix[4]arene (TBC4 and C4 respectively, Figure 1A) are frequently encountered due to (a) synthetic accessibility, and (b) vast potential for alteration at either the upper or lower rim of the macrocyclic framework. Within the field of supramolecular chemistry, TBC4 is well known for interesting polymorphic behavior and phase transformations within anti-parallel bi-layer arrays, while C4 often forms self-included trimers. The polyphenolic nature of calix[n]arenes (where n = 4-8) also suggests they should be excellent candidates as ligands for the isolation of molecular magnets, but to date their use in the isolation of paramagnetic cluster compounds is rather limited. Herein we present the first Mn cluster and the first SMM to be isolated using any methylene bridged calix[n]arene - a ferromagnetically coupled mixed-valence [Mn{sub 2}{sup III}Mn{sub 2}{sup II}] complex housed between either two TBC4s or two C4s.

Karotsis, Georgios; Teat, Simon J.; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Piligkos, Stergios; Dalgarno, Scott J.; Brechin, Euan K.

2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

445

OVERVIEW OF HANFORD SINGLE SHELL TANK (SST) STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY - 12123  

SciTech Connect

To improve the understanding of the single-shell tanks (SSTs) integrity, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS), the USDOE Hanford Site tank contractor, developed an enhanced Single-Shell Tank Integrity Project in 2009. An expert panel on SST integrity, consisting of various subject matters experts in industry and academia, was created to provide recommendations supporting the development of the project. This panel developed 33 recommendations in four main areas of interest: structural integrity, liner degradation, leak integrity and prevention, and mitigation of contamination migration. Seventeen of these recommendations were used to develop the basis for the M-45-10-1 Change Package for the Hanford Federal Agreement and Compliance Order, which is also known as the Tri-Party Agreement. The structural integrity of the tanks is a key element in completing the cleanup mission at the Hanford Site. There are eight primary recommendations related to the structural integrity of Hanford SSTs. Six recommendations are being implemented through current and planned activities. The structural integrity of the Hanford SSTs is being evaluated through analysis, monitoring, inspection, materials testing, and construction document review. Structural evaluation in the form of analysis is performed using modern finite element models generated in ANSYS{reg_sign} The analyses consider in-situ, thermal, operating loads and natural phenomena such as earthquakes. Structural analysis of 108 of 149 Hanford SSTs has concluded that the tanks are structurally sound and meet current industry standards. Analyses of the remaining Hanford SSTs are scheduled for FY2013. Hanford SSTs are monitored through a dome deflection program. The program looks for deflections of the tank dome greater than 1/4 inch. No such deflections have been recorded. The tanks are also subjected to visual inspection. Digital cameras record the interior surface of the concrete tank domes, looking for cracks and other surface conditions that may indicate signs of structural distress. The condition of the concrete and rebar of the Hanford SSTs is currently being tested and planned for additional activities in the near future. Concrete and rebar removed from the dome of a 65-year-old tank is being tested for mechanics properties and condition. Results indicated stronger than designed concrete with additional Petrographic examination and rebar testing ongoing. Material properties determined from previous efforts combined with current testing and construction document review will help to generate a database that will provide continuing indication of Hanford SST structural integrity.

RAST RS; RINKER MW; WASHENFELDER DJ; JOHNSON JB

2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

446

Single and Multiple Heteroatom Incorporation in MFI Zeolites  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Zeolites are crystalline inorganic solids that are industrially used for adsorption, ion exchange and catalysis. As catalysts, they have been particularly successful in the hydrocarbon processing industry due to their unique activities and selectivities. Zeolites are mainly used in acid catalyzed reactions, but their catalytic functionality can be diversified through the incorporation of elements that are traditionally not part of their framework. The incorporation of various elements has been studied in recent decades resulting in zeolites with potential to perform different chemistries or improve catalytic performance in existing ones. However, many of these investigations have been conducted under conditions that do not necessarily represent realistic scenarios for industrial implementation. The main objective of this dissertation was to study the single and simultaneous framework incorporation of tin, boron, germanium and aluminum in MFI zeolites under synthesis conditions that are more in line with industrial preparations. These include the use of mixtures in alkaline media with high concentration of precursor species. The interest on tin resides on its potential for Lewis acid catalysis, while boron and germanium have potential for modulating acid strength and enhancing catalytic properties respectively. Three specific systems were studied: MFI zeolites with simultaneous incorporation of germanium and aluminum (i.e. Ge-Al-MFI zeolites), MFI zeolites with simultaneous incorporation of germanium and boron (i.e. B-Ge-MFI zeolites), and MFI zeolites with single incorporation of tin (i.e. Sn-MFI zeolites). Systematic synthesis experiments were coupled with extensive analytical characterization in order to assess how element incorporation and zeolite physicochemical properties are affected by synthesis conditions. In addition, the catalytic activity of Sn-MFI zeolites for the hydroxylation of phenol was studied. The general conclusion from this work is that framework incorporation of these elements is highly influenced by pH, mixture composition and the presence of sodium cations. Sodium cations are commonly included in industrial preparations through the use of sodium hydroxide, but they were found to negatively affect framework incorporation due to a tendency to form stable extra-framework impurities with the heteroatoms, especially germanium and tin. pH and mixture composition are particularly influential in controlling germanium and boron incorporation, while the incorporation of tin, its coordination environment and catalytic performance were found to depend on synthesis conditions as well as post-synthesis treatments.

Garcia Vargas, Nataly

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Multiplexed single-molecule measurements with magnetic tweezers  

SciTech Connect

We present a method for performing multiple single-molecule manipulation experiments in parallel with magnetic tweezers. We use a microscope with a low magnification, and thus a wide field of view, to visualize multiple DNA-tethered paramagnetic beads and apply an optimized image analysis routine to track the three-dimensional position of each bead simultaneously in real time. Force is applied to each bead using an externally applied magnetic field. Since variations in the field parameters are negligible across the field of view, nearly identical manipulation of all visible beads is possible. However, we find that the error in the position measurement is inversely proportional to the microscope's magnification. To mitigate the increased error caused by demagnification, we have developed a strategy based on tracking multiple fixed beads. Our system is capable of simultaneously manipulating and tracking up to 34 DNA-tethered beads at 60 Hz with {approx}1.5 nm resolution and with {approx}10% variation in applied force.

Ribeck, Noah [Physics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Saleh, Omar A. [Materials Department and Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

448

The Casimir Forces in a Single Conducting Cylindrical Cavity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We want to study the Casimir effect for a single conducting microscopic cylindrical cavity. The mathematical technique is based on the Green function of the geometry of the inside of the cavity, and the integral regularization is based on the plasma frequency cutoff for real conductors. Using the symmetric electromagnetic energy-momentum tensor, in terms of four potential, the total Casimir energy for the inside of the Cavity is calculated. Considering the fundamental cutoff applied by the uncertainty relations' limit on virtual particles' frequency in the quantum vacuum, it is shown that the contribution of the external (outside of the cavity) Casimir energy is negligible. Finally, the forces experienced by the lateral surface of the cavity and its circular bases are calculated. The resulting expressions show that these forces are repulsive. The numerical computation is done for the real problem of a cavity with a basis of a radius in the same order of its height at the scale of 100 nanometers made of the best conducting materials already known.

H. Razmi; S. M. Shirazi

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

449

DEVELOPMENT OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR SINGLE CRYSTAL TURBINE BLADES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Turbine blades in coal derived syngas systems are subject to oxidation and corrosion due to high steam temperature and pressure. Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are developed to address these problems. The emphasis is on prime-reliant design and a better coating architecture, having high temperature and corrosion resistance properties for turbine blades. In Phase I, UES Inc. proposed to develop, characterize and optimize a prime reliant TBC system, having smooth and defect-free NiCoCrAlY bond layer and a defect free oxide sublayer, using a filtered arc technology. Phase I work demonstrated the deposition of highly dense, smooth and defect free NiCoCrAlY bond coat on a single crystal CMSX-4 substrate and the deposition of alpha-alumina and yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) sublayer on top of the bond coat. Isothermal and cyclic oxidation test and pre- and post-characterization of these layers, in Phase I work, (with and without top TBC layer of commercial EB PVD YSZ) revealed significant performance enhancement.

Amarendra K. Rai

2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

450

Ultrafine coal single stage dewatering and briquetting process  

SciTech Connect

It is well known that a large portion of the pyrite particles in the coal seams of the Illinois Basin are finely disseminated within the coal matrix. In order to liberate these micron size pyrite particles, one must use a fine grinding operation. The ultrafine coal particles are difficult to dewater and create problems in coal transportation, as well as in storage and handling at utility plants. The objective of this research project is to combine the ultrafine coal dewatering and briquetting processes into a single stage operation. This will be accomplished by the use of bitumen based emulsions for dewatering and a compaction device for briquetting. During this reporting period, several types of coal samples with various particle size distributions have been tested for use in the dewatering and briquetting processes. Furthermore, various bitumen emulsions have been tested to determine the optimum dewatering reagent. These dewatering and pelletizing tests were carried out using a lab-scale ram extruder. Discharge from the dewatering and briquetting processes was tested to determine compliance with current federal and state requirements. The influence of bitumen emulsion on the sulfur content of coal pellets made were also examined. In addition, a ram extruder which can be operated continuously to simulate a rotary press operation, has been built and is currently being tested for use in the fine coal dewatering and pelletizing process.

Wilson, J.W. [Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO (United States). Dept. of Mining Engineering; Honaker, R.Q. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States). Dept. of Mining Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

451

Single-molecule force spectroscopy: Practical limitations beyond Bell's model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single-molecule force spectroscopy experiments, as well as a number of other physical systems, are governed by thermally activated transitions out of a metastable state under the action of a steadily increasing external force. The main observable in such experiments is the distribution of the forces, at which the escape events occur. The challenge in interpreting the experimental data is to relate them to the microscopic system properties. We work out a maximum likelihood approach and show that it is the optimal method to tackle this problem. When fitting actual experimental data it is unavoidable to assume some functional form for the force-dependent escape rate. We consider a quite general and common such functional form and demonstrate by means of data from a realistic computer experiment that the maximum number of fit parameters that can be determined reliably is three. They are related to the force-free escape rate and the position and height of the activation barrier. Furthermore, the results for the first two of these fit parameters show little dependence on the assumption about the manner in which the barrier decreases with the applied force, while the last one, the barrier height in the absence of force, depends strongly on this assumption.

Sebastian Getfert; Mykhaylo Evstigneev; Peter Reimann

2008-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

452

Single particle energy diffusion from relativistic spontaneous localization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy diffusion due to spontaneous localization (SL) for a relativistically-fast moving particle is examined. SL is an alternative to standard quantum theory in which quantum state reduction is treated as a random physical process which is incorporated into the Schr\\"odinger equation in an observer-independent way. These models make predictions in conflict with standard quantum theory one of which is non conservation of energy. On the basis of proposed relativistic extensions of SL it is argued that for a single localized particle, non-relativistic SL should remain valid in the rest frame of the particle. The implication is that relativistic calculations can be performed by transforming non-relativistic results from the particle rest frame to the frame of an inertial observer. This is demonstrated by considering a relativistic stream of non-interacting particles of cosmological origin and showing how their energy distribution evolves as a result of SL as they traverse the Universe. A solution is presented and the potential for astrophysical observations is discussed.

Daniel Bedingham

2013-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

453

Energy efficiency study of single-wide manufactured homes  

SciTech Connect

This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was among Tennessee Technological University, Clayton Homes, Inc., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Manufactured homes now make up a substantial portion of the new home market, and improving the energy efficiency of these homes would save significant amounts of energy. This project explored the impact of differing levels of attic insulation, the use of evacuated insulation panels, and the application of a solar reflective roof coating. The performance of the installed roof cavity insulation compared favorably with that predicted by laboratory measurements. The more heavily insulated of the two units used about 30% less energy over the period of the project than the standard unit. Based on the experimental data, computer simulations for nine cities were completed for a single-wide manufactured home with the solar reflective roof coating. Annual electric power savings ranged from 894 kWh in Rapid City to 2119 kWh for the same roof area in Los Angeles. The field performance of vacuum insulation panels was compared with laboratory performance. The panels will perform as expected if protected from puncture.

Yarbrough, D.W.; Andrews, G.J.; Stovall, T.K.; Kelly, T.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Efficient imaging of single-hole electromagnetic data  

SciTech Connect

The extended Born, or localized nonlinear (LN) approximation, of integral equation (IE) solution has been applied to inverting single-hole electromagnetic (EM) data using a cylindrically symmetric model. The extended Born approximation is less accurate than a full solution but much superior to the simple Born approximation. When applied to the cylindrically symmetric model with a vertical magnetic dipole source, however, the accuracy of the extended Born approximation is shown to be greatly improved because the electric field is scalar and continuous everywhere. One of the most important steps in the inversion is the selection of a proper regularization parameter for stability. The extended Born solution provides an efficient means for selecting an optimum regularization parameter, because the Green's functions, the most time consuming part in IE methods, are repeatedly re-usable at each iteration. In addition, the IE formulation readily contains a sensitivity matrix, which can be revised at each iteration at little expense. In this paper we show inversion results using synthetic and field data. The result from field data is compared with that of a 3-D inversion scheme.

Lee, Ki Ha; Kim, Hee Joon; Wilt, Mike

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Flexible single molecule simulation of reaction-diffusion processes  

SciTech Connect

An algorithm is developed for simulation of the motion and reactions of single molecules at a microscopic level. The molecules diffuse in a solvent and react with each other or a polymer and molecules can dissociate. Such simulations are of interest e.g. in molecular biology. The algorithm is similar to the Green's function reaction dynamics (GFRD) algorithm by van Zon and ten Wolde where longer time steps can be taken by computing the probability density functions (PDFs) and then sample from the distribution functions. Our computation of the PDFs is much less complicated than GFRD and more flexible. The solution of the partial differential equation for the PDF is split into two steps to simplify the calculations. The sampling is without splitting error in two of the coordinate directions for a pair of molecules and a molecule-polymer interaction and is approximate in the third direction. The PDF is obtained either from an analytical solution or a numerical discretization. The errors due to the operator splitting, the partitioning of the system, and the numerical approximations are analyzed. The method is applied to three different systems involving up to four reactions. Comparisons with other mesoscopic and macroscopic models show excellent agreement.

Hellander, Stefan, E-mail: stefan.hellander@it.uu.s [Division of Scientific Computing, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 337, SE-75105 Uppsala (Sweden); Loetstedt, Per, E-mail: perl@it.uu.s [Division of Scientific Computing, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 337, SE-75105 Uppsala (Sweden)

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

456

A single-spin precessing gravitational wave in closed form  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In coming years, gravitational wave detectors should find black hole-neutron star binaries, potentially coincident with astronomical phenomena like short GRBs. These binaries are expected to precess. Gravitational wave science requires a tractable model for precessing binaries, to disentangle precession physics from other phenomena like modified strong field gravity, tidal deformability, or Hubble flow; and to measure compact object masses, spins, and alignments. Moreover, current searches for gravitational waves from compact binaries use templates where the binary does not precess and are ill-suited for detection of generic precessing sources. In this paper we provide a closed-form representation of the single-spin precessing waveform in the frequency domain by reorganizing the signal as a sum over harmonics, each of which resembles a nonprecessing waveform. This form enables simple analytic calculations (e.g., a Fisher matrix) with easily-interpreted results. We have verified that for generic BH-NS binaries, our model agress with the time-domain waveform to 2\\%. Straightforward extensions of the derivations outlined here [and provided in full online] allow higher accuracy and error estimates.

A. Lundgren; R. O'Shaughnessy

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

457

ELECTRON EXCITATION COLLISION STRENGTHS FOR SINGLY IONIZED NITROGEN  

SciTech Connect

Collision strengths for the astrophysically important lines in N II have been calculated in the close-coupling approximation using the B-spline Breit-Pauli R-matrix method. The multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock method with term-dependent non-orthogonal orbitals is employed for an accurate representation of the target wave functions. The close-coupling expansion includes 58 bound levels of N II. The 58 target levels belong to the terms of the ground 2s {sup 2}2p {sup 2} and singly excited 2s2p {sup 3}, 2s {sup 2}2p3s, 2s {sup 2}2p3p, 2s {sup 2}2p3d, 2s {sup 2}2p4s, 2s {sup 2}2p4p, and 2s2p {sup 2}3s configurations. The effective collision strengths are obtained by averaging the electron collision strengths over a Maxwellian distribution of velocities and these are tabulated for all 1653 fine-structure transitions among the 58 levels at electron temperatures in the range from 500 to 100,000 K. The line strengths, oscillator strengths, and transition probabilities for all E1 transitions are tabulated. The present results are compared with a variety of other close-coupling calculations. There is an overall good agreement with the 23-state calculation by Hudson and Bell in most part, but some significant differences are also noted for some transitions.

Tayal, S. S., E-mail: stayal@cau.edu [Department of Physics, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30314 (United States)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Single Molecule Techniques for Advanced in situ Hybridization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the most significant achievements of modern science is completion of the human genome sequence, completed in the year 2000. Despite this monumental accomplishment, researchers have only begun to understand the relationships between this three-billion-nucleotide genetic code and the regulation and control of gene and protein expression within each of the millions of different types of highly specialized cells. Several methodologies have been developed for the analysis of gene and protein expression in situ, yet despite these advancements, the pace of such analyses is extremely limited. Because information regarding the precise timing and location of gene expression is a crucial component in the discovery of new pharmacological agents for the treatment of disease, there is an enormous incentive to develop technologies that accelerate the analytical process. Here we report on the use of plasmon resonant particles as advanced probes for in situ hybridization. These probes are used for the detection of low levels of gene-probe response and demonstrate a detection method that enables precise, simultaneous localization within a cell of the points of expression of multiple genes or proteins in a single sample.

Hollars, C W; Stubbs, L; Carlson, K; Lu, X; Wehri, E

2003-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

459

Single Helix to Double Gyroid in Chiral Block Copolymers  

SciTech Connect

An order-order phase transition of chiral block copolymers (BCPs*) from single helix to double gyroid (H* {yields} G) through a nucleation and growth process was demonstrated. The H* and G phases can be obtained by solution casting from fast and slow solvent evaporation, respectively, suggesting that the H* phase is a metastable phase. Consequently, the coexistence of H* and G phases can be found in the solution-cast samples from intermediate solvent evaporation. To truly examine the transition mechanism of the H* {yields} G, electron tomography was carried out to directly visualize the morphological evolution in real space, in particular, the transition zone at interface. Unlike the mechanisms for the transitions of block copolymers (BCPs) by considering the interdomain spacing matching, a significant mismatch in the lattices for the H* {yields} G was found. Consequently, the transition may require an adjustment on the geometric dimensions to justify corresponding lattice mismatch. As a result, the morphological observations from electron tomography offer new insights into BCP phase transitions.

C Chen; H Hsueh; Y Chiang; R Ho; S Akasaka; H Hasegawa

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack tip plasticity in single crystal UO2: Atomistic simulations  

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The fracture behavior of single crystal uranium dioxide is studied using molecular dynamics simulations at room temperature. Initially, an elliptical notch is created on either {111} or {110} planes, and tensile loading is applied normal to the crack planes. For cracks on both planes, shielding of crack tips by plastic deformation is observed, and crack extension occurs for crack on {111} planes only. Two plastic processes, dislocation emission and phase transformation are identified at crack tips. The dislocations have a Burgers vector of ?110?/2, and glide on {100} planes. Two metastable phases, the so-called Rutile and Scrutinyite phases, are identified during the phase transformation, and their relative stability is confirmed by separate density- functional-theory calculations. Examination of stress concentration near crack tips reveals that dislocation emission is not an effective shielding mechanism. The formation of new phases may effectively shield the crack provided all phase interfaces formed near the crack tips are coherent, as in the case of cracks residing on {110} planes.

Yongfeng Zhang; Paul C. Millett; Michael Tonks; Bulent Biner; Xiang-Yang Liu; David A. Andersson

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypergolic fuel detection using individual single walled carbon nanotube networks  

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Accurate and reliable detection of hypergolic fuels such as hydrazine (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}) and its derivatives is vital to missile defense, aviation, homeland security, and the chemical industry. More importantly these sensors need to be capable of operation at low temperatures (below room temperature) as most of the widely used chemical sensors operate at high temperatures (above 300 deg. C). In this research a simple and highly sensitive single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) network sensor was developed for real time monitoring of hydrazine leaks to concentrations at parts per million levels. Upon exposure to hydrazine vapor, the resistance of the air exposed nanotubes (p-type) is observed to increase rapidly while that of the vacuum-degassed nanotubes (n-type) is observed to decrease. It was found that the resistance of the sample can be recovered through vacuum pumping and exposure to ultraviolet light. The experimental results support the electrochemical charge transfer mechanism between the oxygen redox couple of the ambient and the Fermi level of the SWNT. Theoretical results of the hydrazine-SWNT interaction are compared with the experimental observations. It was found that a monolayer of water molecules on the SWNT is necessary to induce strong interactions between hydrazine and the SWNT by way of introducing new occupied states near the bottom of the conduction band of the SWNT.

Desai, S. C.; Willitsford, A. H. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292 (United States); Sumanasekera, G. U. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292 (United States); Yu, M.; Jayanthi, C. S.; Wu, S. Y. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292 (United States); Tian, W. Q. [State Key Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Current Contribution from Single-Phase PV Inverters  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) system installations is expected to come on line in the near future and as the penetration level of PV increases, the effect of PV may no longer be considered minimal. One of the most important attributions of additional PV is what effect this may have on protection systems. Protection engineers design protection systems to safely eliminate faults from the electric power system. One of the new technologies recently introduced into the electric power system are distributed energy resources (DER). Currently, inverter-based DER contributes very little to the power balance on all but a few utility distribution systems. As DER become prevalent in the distribution system, equipment rating capability and coordination of protection systems merit a closer investigation. A collaborative research effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Southern California Edison (SCE) involved laboratory short-circuit testing single-phase (240 VAC) residential type (between 1.5 and 7kW) inverters. This paper will reveal test results obtained from these short-circuit tests.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.; Bravo, R.; Robles, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Immobilization strategies for single-chain antibody microarrays  

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Sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) microarrays have great potential for validating biomarkers of disease. ELISA relies on robust affinity reagents that retain activity when immobilized or when labeled for detection. Single-chain antibodies (scFv) are affinity reagents that have greater potential for high-throughput production than traditional immunoglobin G (IgG). Unfortunately, scFv are typically less stabile than IgG and not always suitable for use in sandwich ELISAs. We therefore investigated different immobilization strategies and scFv structural modifications to see if we could develop a more robust scFv reagent. Two promising strategies that emerged from these studies: 1) the precapture of epitope-tagged scFv using an anti-epitope antibody and 2) the direct printing of a thioredoxin/scFv fusion protein on glass slides. The use of either strategy improved the stability of immobilized scFv and increased the sensitivity of the scFv ELISA microarray assays, although the anti-epitope precapture method had a risk of reagent transfer. Using the direct printing method, we show that anti-PSA scFv are highly specific when tested against 21 different IgG-based assays. Finally, the scFv microarray PSA assay gave comparable results (R2 = 0.95) to a commercial 96-well ELISA when tested using serum samples. Overall, these results suggest that minor modifications of the scFv protein structure are sufficiently to produce reagents that are suitable for use in multiplex assay systems.

Seurynck-Servoss, Shannon L.; Baird, Cheryl L.; Miller, Keith D.; Pefaur, Noah B.; Gonzalez, Rachel M.; Apiyo, David O.; Engelmann, Heather E.; Srinivastava, Sudhir; Kagan, Jacob; Rodland, Karin D.; Zangar, Richard C.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Component Sorption-Desorption Test Experimental Design Approach Discussions  

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A task was identified within the fission-product-transport work package to develop a path forward for doing testing to determine behavior of volatile fission products behavior and to engage members of the NGNP community to advise and dissent on the approach. The following document is a summary of the discussions and the specific approaches suggested for components of the testing. Included in the summary isare the minutes of the conference call that was held with INL and external interested parties to elicit comments on the approaches brought forward by the INL participants. The conclusion was that an initial non-radioactive, single component test will be useful to establish the limits of currently available chemical detection methods, and to evaluated source-dispersion uniformity. In parallel, development of a real-time low-concentration monitoring method is believed to be useful in detecting rapid dispersion as well as desorption phenomena. Ultimately, the test cycle is expected to progress to the use of radio-traced species, simply because this method will allow the lowest possible detection limits. The consensus of the conference call was that there is no need for an in-core test because the duct and heat exchanger surfaces that will be the sorption target will be outside the main neutron flux and will not be affected by irradiation. Participants in the discussion and contributors to the INL approach were Jeffrey Berg, Pattrick Calderoni, Gary Groenewold, Paul Humrickhouse, Brad Merrill, and Phil Winston. Participants from outside the INL included David Hanson of General Atomics, Todd Allen, Tyler Gerczak, and Izabela Szlufarska of the University of Wisconsin, Gary Was, of the University of Michigan, Sudarshan Loyalka and Tushar Ghosh of the University of Missouri, and Robert Morris of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Phil WInston

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Parotid Cancer: A Single-Institution Experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Our practice policy has been to provide intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) at resection to patients with head-and-neck malignancies considered to be at high risk of recurrence. The purpose of the present study was to review our experience with the use of IORT for primary or recurrent cancer of the parotid gland. Methods and Materials: Between 1982 and 2007, 96 patients were treated with gross total resection and IORT for primary or recurrent cancer of the parotid gland. The median age was 62.9 years (range, 14.3-88.1). Of the 96 patients, 33 had previously undergone external beam radiotherapy as a component of definitive therapy. Also, 34 patients had positive margins after surgery, and 40 had perineural invasion. IORT was administered as a single fraction of 15 or 20 Gy with 4-6-MeV electrons. The median follow-up period was 5.6 years. Results: Only 1 patient experienced local recurrence, 19 developed regional recurrence, and 12 distant recurrence. The recurrence-free survival rate at 1, 3, and 5 years was 82.0%, 68.5%, and 65.2%, respectively. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year overall survival rate after surgery and IORT was 88.4%, 66.1%, and 56.2%, respectively. No perioperative fatalities occurred. Complications developed in 26 patients and included vascular complications in 7, trismus in 6, fistulas in 4, radiation osteonecrosis in 4, flap necrosis in 2, wound dehiscence in 2, and neuropathy in 1. Of these 26 patients, 12 had recurrent disease, and 8 had undergone external beam radiotherapy before IORT. Conclusions: IORT results in effective local disease control at acceptable levels of toxicity and should be considered for patients with primary or recurrent cancer of the parotid gland.

Zeidan, Youssef H., E-mail: youssefzaidan@gmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (United States); Shiue, Kevin; Weed, Daniel [Department of Radiation Oncology, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (United States); Johnstone, Peter A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (United States); Terry, Colin [Methodist Research Institute, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (United States); Freeman, Stephen; Krowiak, Edward; Borrowdale, Robert; Huntley, Tod [CENTA Otolaryngology, Indianapolis, IN (United States); Yeh, Alex [Department of Radiation Oncology, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of bilinear flow in single matrix block drainage  

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This thesis presents modeling of bilinear flow in tight gas wells and its behavior on single matrix block drainage. The objectives of this research are to: simulate a tight gas well using matrix block drainage under constant production pwf and with a constant production rate; be able to predict the behavior of matrix block drainage; study the effect of natural fracture(s) near a well; examine the matrix block drainage in a natural fracture network; and to validate a matrix block drainage model with a hydraulic fracture analytical solution. Two different production scenarios, constant pwf and constant rate, are assigned to a tight gas well in matrix block drainage. Matrix block drainage has two distinct permeabilities; a low permeability matrix serves as the tight gas reservoir with a high permeability streak surrounding the matrix. A well only produces from the high permeability fracture. Models were run with different sensitivity cases toward fracture half length, xf, and fracture permeability kf,. The fracture half-length reflects on a/b aspect ratio. The analytical solution for hydraulic fracture developed by Cinco-Ley and Guppy serves as the validation of matrix block drainage. Analysis on the flow regimes which occurred for different geometries and properties are provided. The log-log diagnostic plot of pseudo-pressure drop/gas rates and the log-log plot of dimensionless pressure derivatives and dimensionless reciprocal production rates are presented. Finally, an attempt to normalize the late time and early time of all geometries and properties is presented to obtain one analytical solution.

Branajaya, Romi Triaji

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-shell tank closure work plan. Revision A  

SciTech Connect

In January 1994, the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Conset Order (Tri-Party Agreement) was amended to reflect a revised strategy for remediation of radioactive waste in underground storage tanks. These amendments include milestones for closure of the single-shell tank (SST) operable units, to be initiated by March 2012 and completed by September 2024. This SST-CWP has been prepared to address the principal topical areas identified in Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-45-06 (i.e., regulatory pathway, operable unit characterization, waste retrieval, technology development, and a strategy for achieving closure). Chapter 2.0 of this SST-CWP provides a brief description of the environmental setting, SST System, the origin and characteristics of SST waste, and ancillary equipment that will be remediated as part of SST operable unit closure. Appendix 2A provides a description of the hydrogeology of the Hanford Site, including information on the unsaturated sediments (vadose zone) beneath the 200 Areas Plateau. Chapter 3.0 provides a discussion of the laws and regulations applicable to closure of the SST farm operable units. Chapter 4.0 provides a summary description of the ongoing characterization activities that best align with the proposed regulatory pathway for closure. Chapter 5.0 describes aspects of the SST waste retrieval program, including retrieval strategy, technology, and sequence, potential tank leakage during retrieval, and considerations of deployment of subsurface barriers. Chapter 6.0 outlines a proposed strategy for closure. Chapter 7.0 provides a summary of the programs underway or planned to develop technologies to support closure. Ca. 325 refs.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third  

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

Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year September 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contacts Lori Gamache, ORP 509-372-9130 Rob Roxburgh, WRPS 509-376-5188 RICHLAND - Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they have completed retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from the third single-shell tank (SST) this year. WRPS is the tank operations contractor for the DOE Office of River Protection (ORP). An engineering evaluation in the field shows the waste volume in C-109 is below the regulatory requirement of 360 cubic feet of waste remaining in

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Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third  

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

the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year September 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contacts Lori Gamache, ORP 509-372-9130 Rob Roxburgh, WRPS 509-376-5188 RICHLAND - Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they have completed retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from the third single-shell tank (SST) this year. WRPS is the tank operations contractor for the DOE Office of River Protection (ORP). An engineering evaluation in the field shows the waste volume in C-109 is below the regulatory requirement of 360 cubic feet of waste remaining in

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Definition: Single-Well And Cross-Well Seismic Imaging | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Single-Well And Cross-Well Seismic Imaging (Redirected from Definition:Single-Well And Cross-Well Seismic) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Single-Well And Cross-Well Seismic Imaging Single well seismic imaging (SWSI) is the application of borehole seismic sources and receivers on the same string within a single borehole in order to acquire CMP type shot gathers. Cross well seismic places sources and receivers in adjacent wells in order to image the interwell volume.[1] Also Known As SWSI References ↑ http://library.seg.org/ Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Single-Well_And_Cross-Well_Seismic_Imaging&oldid=690246"

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #83: March 29, 1999 Single Most Important  

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Nd:YAG single-crystal fiber laser: Room-temperature cw operation using a single LED as an end pump  

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cw laser action has been obtained using as-grown single-crystal Nd:YAG fibers end-pumped by a single high-radiance LED. The fibers were 0.5 cm long and 80 ..mu..m in dia; the diameter of the LED luminous area was 85 ..mu..m. The lowest cw laser threshold was observed at a diode drive current of 45 mA. (AIP)

Stone, J.; Burrus, C.A.; Dentai, A.G.; Miller, B.I.

1976-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Single-Step Ironmaking from Ore to Improve Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

The pig iron nugget process was developed as an alternative to the traditional blast furnace process by Kobe Steel. The process aimed to produce pig iron nuggets, which have similar chemical and physical properties to blast furnace pig iron, in a single step. The pig iron nugget process utilizes coal instead of coke and self reducing and fluxing dried green balls instead of pellets and sinters. In this process the environmental emissions caused by coke and sinter production, and energy lost between pellet induration (heat hardening) and transportation to the blast furnace can be eliminated. The objectives of this research were to (1) produce pig iron nuggets in the laboratory, (2) characterize the pig iron nugget produced and compare them with blast furnace pig iron, (3) investigate the furnace temperature and residence time effects on the pig iron nugget production, and (4) optimize the operational furnace temperatures and residence times. The experiments involved heat treatment of self reducing and fluxing dried green balls at various furnace temperatures and residence times. Three chemically and physically different products were produced after the compete reduction of iron oxides to iron depending on the operational furnace temperatures and/or residence times. These products were direct reduced iron (DRI), transition direct reduced iron (TDRI), and pig iron nuggets. The increase in the carbon content of the system as a function of furnace temperature and/or residence time dictated the formation of these products. The direct reduced iron, transition direct reduced iron, and pig iron nuggets produced were analyzed for their chemical composition, degree of metallization, apparent density, microstructure and microhardness. In addition, the change in the carbon content of the system with the changing furnace temperature and/or residence time was detected by optical microscopy and Microhardness measurements. The sufficient carbon dissolution required for the production of pig iron nuggets was determined. It was determined that pig iron nuggets produced had a high apparent density (6.7-7.2 gr/cm3), highly metallized, slag free structure, high iron content (95-97%), high microhardness values (> 325 HVN) and microstructure similar to white cast iron. These properties made them a competitive alternative to blast furnace pig iron.

S.K. Kawatra; B. Anamerie; T.C. Eisele

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface and Edge Quality Variation in Precision Machining of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline Materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

single crystal cutting of b brass. Ann. CIRP, 1980, 8 Sato,micromilling of microgrooves on brass and stainless steelin microcutting of brass as a function of crystallographic

Min, Sangkee; Lee, D.E.; de Grave, A.; Valente, Carlos M. O.; Lin, J.; Dornfeld, David

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface and Edge Quality Variation in Precision Machining of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline Materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single Crystal Cutting of b Brass, Annals of the CIRP, vol.in microcutting of brass as a function of crystallographicmicromilling of microgrooves on brass and stainless steel

Min, Sangkee; Lee, Dae-Eun; de Grave, Arnaud; De Oliveira Valente, Carlos M; Lin, Judy; Dornfeld, David A

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing Single and Multiple Turbine Representations in a Wind Farm Simulation (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation for the European Wind Energy Conference held February 27--March 2, 2006, in Athens, Greece, comparing single and multiple turbine representations in a wind farm simulation.

Parsons, B.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-photon frequency upconversion for long-distance quantum teleportation and communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Entanglement generation, single-photon detection, and frequency translation that preserves the polarization quantum state of the photons are essential technologies for long distance quantum communication protocols. This ...

Albot?, Marius A., 1974-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z