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NERC 101  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Electric Power Infrastructure: Electric Power Infrastructure: Electric Power Infrastructure: Status and Challenges for the Future Status and Challenges for the Future Mark Lauby Director, Reliability Assessments and Performance Analysis Owners, Operators, and Users  2005 Energy Policy Act: * All users, owners, and operators of the bulk-power system shall comply with reliability standards  FERC Rule * All entities subject to the Commission's reliability jurisdiction... (users, owners, and operators of the bulk-power system) shall comply with applicable Reliability Standards ... U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 Reliability Legislation  One industry self-regulatory ERO  FERC oversight * Delegates authority to set and enforce mandatory standards to ERO * ERO may delegate authority to regional entities

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Microsoft PowerPoint - SWL NERC status june 2009.ppt  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

CORPS OF ENGINEERS SOUTHWEST REGION NERC ACTIVITIES SOUTHWESTERN FEDERAL HYDROPOWER CONFERENCE 2 COE Status of NERC Background * 2005 - Energy Policy Act Passed * March 2007 -...

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Property:EIA/861/NercLocation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercLocation NercLocation Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type String. Description: Nerc Location NERC Location: The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) region where the utility has its primary business operations (service territory), electrical generation, transmission, and distribution equipment, and its administrative headquarters. Some utilities have business operations and service areas in more than one NERC region. Power marketers, because they generally have only office equipment, can have business operations in any NERC region. FRCC = Florida Reliability Coordinating Council; MRO = Midwest Reliability Organization; NPCC = Northeast Power Coordinating Council; RFC = Reliability First Corporation (formerly MAAC, MAIN and ECAR); SERC = SERC Reliability Corporation; SPP =

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nerc 1.eps  

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2505 - Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines 2508 - Combined Cycle Operation 4 4 4 4 Gas Turbine Power Generation Approved NERC CE Hours Course Title 2101 - Elements of System Protection...

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability...  

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

American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses...

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Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical...  

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

Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure...

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring...  

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

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring a Reliable Bulk Electric System North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring a Reliable Bulk...

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability  

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

Corporation (NERC): Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses adequacy annually via a ten-year forcast and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid More Documents & Publications Re: DOE Request for Information - Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to

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Property:EIA/861/NercErcot | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercErcot NercErcot Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Ercot Entity conducts business operations within the TRE region (TRE=Texas Regional Entity (formerly ERCOT) (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercErcot" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A AEP Texas Central Company + true + AEP Texas North Company + true + Alliance Power Co LLC + true + Ambit Energy, L.P. + true + AmeriPower LLC + true + Amigo Energy + true + Austin Energy + true + B BP Energy Company + true + Bandera Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bartlett Electric Coop, Inc + true + Big Country Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bluebonnet Electric Coop, Inc + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercMro | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercMro NercMro Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Mro Entity conducts business operations within the MRO region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercMro" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Adams-Columbia Electric Coop + true + Adrian Public Utilities Comm + true + Agralite Electric Coop + true + Aitkin Public Utilities Comm + true + Alger-Delta Coop Electric Assn + true + Algoma Utility Comm + true + Allamakee-Clayton El Coop, Inc + true + Amana Society Service Co + true + Arrowhead Electric Coop, Inc + true + Atlantic Municipal Utilities + true + B Bancroft Municipal Utilities + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercFrcc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercFrcc NercFrcc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Frcc Entity conducts business operations within the FRCC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercFrcc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B Beaches Energy Services + true + Borough of Lavallette, New Jersey (Utility Company) + true + C Central Florida Elec Coop, Inc + true + City of Bartow, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Bushnell, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Chattahoochee, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Clewiston, Florida (Utility Company) + true + City of Eudora, Kansas (Utility Company) + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercSpp | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercSpp NercSpp Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Spp Entity conducts business operations within the SPP region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercSpp" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alfalfa Electric Coop, Inc + true + Anadarko Public Works Auth + true + Arkansas Electric Coop Corp + true + Ashley Chicot Elec Coop, Inc + true + Auburn Board of Public Works + true + B Bailey County Elec Coop Assn + true + Basin Electric Power Coop + true + Big Country Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bluestem Electric Coop Inc + true + Bowie-Cass Electric Coop, Inc + true + Brown-Atchison E C A Inc + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercSerc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercSerc NercSerc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Serc Entity conducts business operations within the SERC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercSerc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 4 4-County Electric Power Assn + true + A Access Energy Coop + true + Adams Electric Coop + true + Aiken Electric Coop Inc + true + Alabama Municipal Elec Authority + true + Alabama Power Co + true + Albany Water Gas & Light Comm + true + Albemarle Electric Member Corp + true + Albertville Municipal Utils Bd + true + Alcorn County Elec Power Assn + true + Altamaha Electric Member Corp + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercNpcc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercNpcc NercNpcc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Npcc Entity conducts business operations within the NPCC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercNpcc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A AES Eastern Energy LP + true + B Bangor Hydro-Electric Co + true + Barton Village, Inc (Utility Company) + true + Bath Electric Gas & Water Sys + true + Block Island Power Co + true + Bluerock Energy, Inc. + true + Bozrah Light & Power Company + true + C Central Hudson Gas & Elec Corp + true + Central Maine Power Co + true + Central Vermont Pub Serv Corp + true + City of Burlington-Electric, Vermont (Utility Company) + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercRfc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercRfc NercRfc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Rfc Entity conducts business operations within the RFC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercRfc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A & N Electric Coop (Virginia) + true + AEP Generating Company + true + AGC Division of APG Inc + true + Adams Electric Cooperative Inc + true + Adams Rural Electric Coop, Inc + true + Allegheny Electric Coop Inc + true + Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLC + true + Alpena Power Co + true + Ameren Energy Marketing + true + American Mun Power-Ohio, Inc + true + American Transmission Systems Inc + true +

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Property:EIA/861/NercWecc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercWecc NercWecc Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Wecc Entity conducts business operations within the WECC region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercWecc" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 3 3 Phases Energy Services + true + A Aguila Irrigation District + true + Ajo Improvement Co + true + Ak-Chin Electric Utility Authority + true + Alamo Power District No 3 + true + Alder Mutual Light Co, Inc + true + Arizona Electric Pwr Coop Inc + true + Arizona Power Authority + true + Arizona Public Service Co + true + Arkansas River Power Authority + true + Avista Corp + true + Avista Turbine Power, Inc + true +

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Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical  

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

Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Energy asset owners are facing a monumental challenge as they address compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards (CIP-002 through CIP-009). The increased use of wireless technologies and their introduction into control center networks and field devices compound this challenge, as ambiguity exists regarding the applicability of the CIP requirements to wireless networking technologies. Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards More Documents & Publications

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404-446-2560 | www.nerc.comThis Page is left Intentionally BlankNERCs Mission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is an international regulatory authority established to evaluate reliability of the bulk power system in North America. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses adequacy annually via a ten?year forecast and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power system; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. NERC is the electric reliability organization for North America, subject to oversight by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and governmental authorities in Canada. 1 NERC assesses and reports on the reliability and adequacy of the North American bulk power system, which is divided into eight Regional areas, as shown on the map and table below. The users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system within these areas account for virtually all the electricity supplied in the U.S., Canada, and a portion of Baja California Norte, Mxico. NERC Regional Entities Note: The highlighted area between SPP RE and SERC denotes overlapping Regional area boundaries. For example, some load serving entities participate in one Region and their associated transmission owner/operators in another. FRCC Florida Reliability

North Tower

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NERC AIRBORNE RESEARCH & SURVEY FACILITY (ARSF) http://www.nerc.ac.uk/arsf/home.htm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-12 microns, 320 spatial pixels) Large-format RC-10 aerial survey camera, with images being suppliedNERC AIRBORNE RESEARCH & SURVEY FACILITY (ARSF) http://www.nerc.ac.uk/arsf/home.htm SPECIAL OF PROPOSALS: FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2009 The Airborne Research & Survey Facility (ARSF) invites applications

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Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE  

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

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Response to the Department of Energy's ("DOE") Request for Information (RFI) regarding the "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges." The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's ("NERC") Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis Group ("RAPA") is currently developing a report, entitled "Reliability Consideration from Integration of Smart Grid" that will address many of the issues raised in the DOE RFI. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

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NERC | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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NERC NERC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers NERC Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC) Director(s): Bartosz A. Grzybowski Lead Institution: Northwestern University Mission: To understand self-organization in dissipative, far-from-equilibrium systems and to use this knowledge to synthesize adaptive, reconfigurable materials for energy storage and transduction. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), superconductivity, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis

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Microsoft PowerPoint - NERC Reliability Standards and Mandatory...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

NERC Reliability Standards and Standards and Mandatory Compliance Mandatory Compliance Hydro Hydro - - Power Conference Power Conference June 13, 2007 June 13, 2007 Stan Mason...

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NERC ECONOMIC IMPACT BASELINE 2007-08 Executive Summary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 NERC ECONOMIC IMPACT BASELINE 2007-08 Executive Summary The Natural Environment Research Council environmental markets. NERC provides timely forewarning of major environmental changes allowing the UK economy highly skilled people to the labour market · Improving the performance of existing businesses · Improving

Edinburgh, University of

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NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation,  

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

NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation, October 29, 2010 NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation, October 29, 2010 North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) presentation to the Electricity Advisory Committee, October 29, 2010, on accommodating high levels of variable electricity eneration. Variable resources are types of electric power generation that rely on an uncontrolled, "variable" fuel (e.g. wind, sunlight, waves, tidal forces, and some types of rivers) to generate electricity. Most renewablesfall into this category. Reliably integrating these resources into the bulk power system will require significant changes to traditional methods used for system planning and operation. Ongoing efforts brought together by NERC and its stakeholders

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Microsoft Word - NERC_DOE_EIA_letter_411comments  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3353 Peachtree Road NE Suite 600, North Tower Atlanta, GA 30326 404-446-2560 | www.nerc.com May 6, 2013 Rebecca Peterson Energy Information Administration Dear Ms. Peterson, NERC truly appreciates the opportunity to provide preliminary technical guidance and input for the 2014 development of Form EIA-411 "Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report." As a way of background, NERC provides electric system and reliability data to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and serves as the electric utility industry's point of contact with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the EIA, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on electric system and reliability data reporting

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Summary of Recommendations from NERC Reliability Readiness Evaluations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has recently conducted a large number of reliability readiness evaluations at the sites of various transmission operators, balancing authorities, and reliability coordinators. This report summarizes the most prevalent recommendations in these evaluations, enabling entities not yet audited to better prepare by initiating improvements in emphasized recommendation areas.

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings: EPRI/NERC Forum on Voltage Stability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As power systems are operated at increased stress, utilities are becoming more concerned about voltage collapse and consequent severe disruptions. This meeting, cosponsored by EPRI and NERC, provided a forum for a group of international experts to exchange information on voltage stability, including its physical understanding, operational practices, and application of available tools.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Region Electric Cooperative | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cooperative Jump to: navigation, search Name Lake Region Electric Cooperative Place Minnesota Utility Id 10618 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes...

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Proceedings: EPRI/NERC forum on voltage stability  

SciTech Connect

Over the past two decades, the interconnected electric systems serving North America have been increasingly subjected to reductions in generation and transmission capacity reserves, increasing complexity of load character, and the need for power transfer over longer distances. As a result, voltage stability limitations are becoming an important factor for utility personnel to consider when designing and operating an electric system. To address this situation, EPRI and NERC cosponsored a forum to exchange information between the various sectors of the utility industry on voltage control technology. The forum covered available tools and practices; utility operating practices, procedures, and experiences; planning and operating studies; and energy management system (EMS) vendor viewpoints. Participants agreed that a continuing coordinated effort involving all industry groups was needed in the voltage stability area. Attendees also identified specific subject areas of importance to help direct future studies. Individual papers are indexed separately.

Maratukulam, D. (ed.) (Kennedy (Thomas), Florissant, MO (United States))

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - SWL NERC status june 2009.ppt  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

* ER and EP - Awaiting final approval 4 Southwest Regional Compliance Team * Kansas City District Pete Hentschel * Tulsa District Rod Shank * Vicksburg District Dusty Wilson *...

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NERC Memo  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... time objectives to see if restoration and recovery ... electric grid responsible for higher voltage and larger ... current threat landscape is dynamic in nature ...

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward a cyber-physical topology language: applications to NERC CIP audit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our Cyber-Physical Topology Language (CPTL) provides a language that utilities can use to programmatically analyze current and future cyber-physical architectures. The motivation for our research emerged from the importance and limitations of several ... Keywords: NERC CIP, audit, graph theory

Gabriel A. Weaver, Carmen Cheh, Edmond J. Rogers, William H. Sanders, Dennis Gammel

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidance on the use of Lithium Batteries in NERC Version 1.0 8th  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a lithium or lithium ion battery fire. · Use plenty of water as a fine spray to swamp and wash away spiltGuidance on the use of Lithium Batteries in NERC Version 1.0 8th March 2007 1. Introduction Lithium. There are several types of lithium batteries but they are all high energy power sources and all are potentially

Edinburgh, University of

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AIRBORNE RESEARCH & SURVEY FACILITY (ARSF) http://arsf.nerc.ac.uk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

instruments can be made available for special applications: Large-format RC-10 aerial survey cameraAIRBORNE RESEARCH & SURVEY FACILITY (ARSF) http://arsf.nerc.ac.uk ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY 2009 OCTOBER 2008 The Airborne Research & Survey Facility (ARSF) invites direct access applications for UK

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Estimating Water Needs to Meet 2025 Electricity Generating Capacity Forecasts by NERC Region  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

NETL-2006/1235 NETL-2006/1235 August 2006 Revised April 8, 2008 Estimating Freshwater Needs to Meet Future Thermoelectric Generation Requirements Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,

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Microsoft PowerPoint - NERC Reliability Standards and Mandatory Compliance Presentation to Hydro-Power Conference - June 2007.p  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

NERC Reliability NERC Reliability NERC Reliability NERC Reliability Standards and Standards and Mandatory Compliance Mandatory Compliance Hydro Hydro - - Power Conference Power Conference June 13, 2007 June 13, 2007 Stan Mason Stan Mason 2 EPACT 2005 EPACT 2005 Congress approved the related legislation Congress approved the related legislation in August 2005 in August 2005 It required creation of an Electric It required creation of an Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to be Reliability Organization (ERO) to be approved by the Federal Energy approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Regulatory Commission (FERC) It mandated Standards that would be It mandated Standards that would be approved by FERC with financial sanctions approved by FERC with financial sanctions

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Regional partnerships to sequester CO{sub 2} at near-commercial scale  

SciTech Connect

A summary of the keynote speech by Acting Deputy Secretary of Energy, Jeffrey Kupfer, is given, as well as details about new agreements on CO{sub 2} injection. These include the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership agreement to locate CO{sub 2} injection with a 50 mw clean energy systems plant in Kumberlina, California, and the Plains CO{sub 2} Reduction Partnership and Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration PARTNERSHIP plans to inject CO{sub 2} derived from post combustion capture at power plants. 3 photos.

NONE

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Out-of-plane negative magnetoresistance of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 1.6}La{sub 0.4}CuO{sub 6+{delta}} single crystals in the underdoped region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to investigate a relationship between the carrier concentration and negative magnetoresistance in the underdoped region, they have performed out-of-plane electrical resistivity measurements for underdoped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 1.6}La{sub 0.4}CuO{sub 6+{delta}} single crystals. Giant negative magnetoresistance has been observed in the most abundant carrier sample with {delta} = 0.12 in the experiment. The negative magnetoresistance reduces with decreasing carrier concentration.

Akazawa, Teruhiko; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Ozawa, Norihiko; Kouno, Hideki; Yoshizaki, Ryozo

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactive power interconnection requirements for PV and wind plants : recommendations to NERC.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Voltage on the North American bulk system is normally regulated by synchronous generators, which typically are provided with voltage schedules by transmission system operators. In the past, variable generation plants were considered very small relative to conventional generating units, and were characteristically either induction generator (wind) or line-commutated inverters (photovoltaic) that have no inherent voltage regulation capability. However, the growing level of penetration of non-traditional renewable generation - especially wind and solar - has led to the need for renewable generation to contribute more significantly to power system voltage control and reactive power capacity. Modern wind-turbine generators, and increasingly PV inverters as well, have considerable dynamic reactive power capability, which can be further enhanced with other reactive support equipment at the plant level to meet interconnection requirements. This report contains a set of recommendations to the North-America Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) as part of Task 1-3 (interconnection requirements) of the Integration of Variable Generation Task Force (IVGTF) work plan. The report discusses reactive capability of different generator technologies, reviews existing reactive power standards, and provides specific recommendations to improve existing interconnection standards.

McDowell, Jason (General Electric, Schenectady, NY); Walling, Reigh (General Electric, Schenectady, NY); Peter, William (SunPower, Richmond, CA); Von Engeln, Edi (NV Energy, Reno, NV); Seymour, Eric (AEI, Fort Collins, CO); Nelson, Robert (Siemens Wind Turbines, Orlando, FL); Casey, Leo (Satcon, Boston, MA); Ellis, Abraham; Barker, Chris. (SunPower, Richmond, CA)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applicability of the Gallet equation to the vegetation clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NERC has proposed a standard to use to specify clearances between vegetation and power lines. The purpose of the rule is to reduce the probability of flashover to a calculably low level. This report was commissioned by FERCs Office of Electrical Reliability. The scope of the study was analysis of the mathematics and documentation of the technical justification behind the application of the Gallet equation and the assumptions used in the technical reference paper

Kirkham, Harold

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Purpose of this Supplement This supplement to the NERC?NAESB Procedure for Joint Standards Development and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coordination (Attachment 1) is intended to aid the two organizations and their stakeholders in implementing the procedure. The supplement provides additional information and clarifies the intended use of the procedure. Need for a Joint Standard Development Procedure NERC and NAESB, along with the ISO/RTO Council (IRC), coordinate the development of standards through a revised and restated memorandum of understanding (MOU). This coordination is intended to avoid overlap and duplication of effort in the activities of the three organizations by distinguishing the development, proposal and implementation of ISO and RTO policy from the setting of reliability standards or business practice standards. The mechanism for coordination has been provided through the Joint Interface Committee (JIC), comprising balanced representation from the three organizations. Coordination has also been provided, in some cases, on an ad hoc basis through informal relationships between NERC and NAESB technical groups. The primary role of the JIC has been: to provide consultative review of annual work plans of the three organizations, as related to the development of standards for the bulk power system and wholesale electricity

unknown authors

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 3. Estimation Results for National and Sub-PAD District Regions  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3. Estimation Results for National and Sub-PAD District Regions 3. Estimation Results for National and Sub-PAD District Regions Dependent Variable: D(RETUS) Dependent Variable: D(RETPAD1X) Dependent Variable: D(RETPAD1Y) Dependent Variable: D(RETPAD1Z) Dependent Variable: D(RETCA) Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 1/03/2000 to 6/24/2002 Sample: 5/29/2000 to 4/30/2001 11/05/2001 to 6/24/2002 Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient Variable Coefficient C 0.005 C -0.001 C 0.017 C -0.013 C 0.013 (0.114) (0.101) (0.100) (0.112) (0.215) DSPOTUS(-1) 0.437*** DSPOTPAD1X(-1) 0.210*** DSPOTPAD1Y(-1) 0.249*** DSPOTPAD1Z(-1) 0.346*** DSPOTCA(-1) 0.241*** (0.026) (0.023) (0.023) (0.026) (0.031)

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Measurement of R = {sigma}{sub L}/{sigma}{sub T} and the Separated Longitudinal and Transverse Structure Functions in the Nucleon Resonance Region  

SciTech Connect

We report on a detailed study of longitudinal strength in the nucleon resonance region, presenting new results from inclusive electron-proton cross sections measured at Jefferson Lab Hall C in the four-momentum transfer range 0.2 < Q{sup 2} < 5.5 GeV{sup 2}. The data have been used to accurately perform over 170 Rosenbluth-type longitudinal/transverse separations. The precision R = {sigma}{sub L}/{sigma}{sub T} data are presented here, along with the first separate values of the inelastic structure functions F{sub 1} and F{sub L} in this regime. The resonance longitudinal component is found to be significant. With the new data, quark-hadron duality is observed above Q{sup 2} = 1 GeV{sup 2} in the separated structure functions independently.

Yongguang Liang; Michael Christy; Abdellah Ahmidouch; Christopher Armstrong; John Arrington; Arshak Asaturyan; Steven Avery; O. Baker; Douglas Beck; Henk Blok; C.W. Bochna; Werner Boeglin; Peter Bosted; Maurice Bouwhuis; Herbert Breuer; Daniel Brown; Antje Bruell; Roger Carlini; Jinseok Cha; Nicholas Chant; Anthony Cochran; Leon Cole; Samuel Danagoulian; Donal Day; James Dunne; Dipangkar Dutta; Rolf Ent; Howard Fenker; B. Fox; Liping Gan; Haiyan Gao; Kenneth Garrow; David Gaskell; Ashot Gasparian; Don Geesaman; Ronald Gilman; Paul Gueye; Mark Harvey; Roy Holt; Xiaodong Jiang; Mark Jones; Cynthia Keppel; Edward Kinney; Wolfgang Lorenzon; Allison Lung; David Mack; Pete Markowitz; J.W. Martin; Kevin McIlhany; Daniella Mckee; David Meekins; M.A. Miller; Richard Milner; Joseph Mitchell; Hamlet Mkrtchyan; Robert Mueller; Alan Nathan; Gabriel Niculescu; Maria-Ioana Niculescu; Thomas O'neill; Vassilios Papavassiliou; Stephen Pate; Rodney Piercey; David Potterveld; Ronald Ransome; Joerg Reinhold; E. Rollinde; Oscar Rondon-Aramayo; Philip Roos; Adam Sarty; Reyad Sawafta; Elaine Schulte; Edwin Segbefia; C. Smith; Samuel Stepanyan; Steffen Strauch; Vardan Tadevosyan; Liguang Tang; Raphael Tieulent; Vladas Tvaskis; Alicia Uzzle; William Vulcan; Stephen Wood; Feng Xiong; Lulin Yuan; Markus Zeier; Benedikt Zihlmann; Vitaliy Ziskin

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France and  

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1 Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France Introduction Renewable energy sources such as biomass and biofuels are increasingly being seen as important of biofuels on the final consumption of energy in transport should be 10%. The long-term target is to reduce

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The NO{sub x} Budget trading program: a collaborative, innovative approach to solving a regional air pollution problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NO{sub x} Budget Trading Program showed that regional cap-and-trade programs are adaptable to more than one pollutant, time period, and geographic scale, and can achieve compliance results similar to the Acid Rain Program. Here are 11 specific lessons that have emerged from the experience. (author)

Napolitano, Sam; Stevens, Gabrielle; Schreifels, Jeremy; Culligan, Kevin

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of crystallinity and nonstoichiometric region on dielectric properties of SrTiO{sub 3} films formed on Ru  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dielectric constant depending on the film thickness for SrTiO{sub 3} films formed on Ru was investigated after an annealing step at 600 deg. C, which shows that the dielectric constant increased abruptly with the film thickness up to 20 nm and then increased slightly, remaining relatively constant at a value of about 65. The abrupt increase was due to the crystallinity of SrTiO{sub 3} films. On the other hand, the slight increase was related to the existence of nonstoichiometric region near the interface of SrTiO{sub 3} film and Ru, which was intermixed with SrTiO{sub 3} and Ti-O phases having an equivalent oxide thickness over 0.32 nm.

Kim, Ja-Yong; Ahn, Ji-Hoon; Kang, Sang-Won; Kim, Jin-Hyock; Roh, Jae-Sung [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Hynix Semiconductor Incorporated, San 136-1, Ami-ri, Bubal-eub, Icheon-si, Kyoungki-do 467-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGIC CO{sub 2} STORAGE ALONG ARCHES PROVINCE OF MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents final technical results for the project Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Infrastructure along Arches Province of the Midwest United States. The Arches Simulation project was a three year effort designed to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage infrastructure along the Arches Province through development of a geologic model and advanced reservoir simulations of large-scale CO{sub 2} storage. The project included five major technical tasks: (1) compilation of geologic, hydraulic and injection data on Mount Simon, (2) development of model framework and parameters, (3) preliminary variable density flow simulations, (4) multi-phase model runs of regional storage scenarios, and (5) implications for regional storage feasibility. The Arches Province is an informal region in northeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, western Ohio, and southern Michigan where sedimentary rock formations form broad arch and platform structures. In the province, the Mount Simon sandstone is an appealing deep saline formation for CO{sub 2} storage because of the intersection of reservoir thickness and permeability. Many CO{sub 2} sources are located in proximity to the Arches Province, and the area is adjacent to coal fired power plants along the Ohio River Valley corridor. Geophysical well logs, rock samples, drilling logs, and geotechnical tests were evaluated for a 500,000 km{sup 2} study area centered on the Arches Province. Hydraulic parameters and historical operational information was also compiled from Mount Simon wastewater injection wells in the region. This information was integrated into a geocellular model that depicts the parameters and conditions in a numerical array. The geologic and hydraulic data were integrated into a three-dimensional grid of porosity and permeability, which are key parameters regarding fluid flow and pressure buildup due to CO{sub 2} injection. Permeability data were corrected in locations where reservoir tests have been performed in Mount Simon injection wells. The geocellular model was used to develop a series of numerical simulations designed to support CO{sub 2} storage applications in the Arches Province. Variable density fluid flow simulations were initially run to evaluate model sensitivity to input parameters. Two dimensional, multiple-phase simulations were completed to evaluate issues related to arranging injection fields in the study area. A basin-scale, multiple-phase model was developed to evaluate large scale injection effects across the region. Finally, local scale simulations were also completed with more detailed depiction of the Eau Claire formation to investigate to the potential for upward migration of CO{sub 2}. Overall, the technical work on the project concluded that injection large-scale injection may be achieved with proper field design, operation, siting, and monitoring. Records from Mount Simon injection wells were compiled, documenting more than 20 billion gallons of injection into the Mount Simon formation in the Arches Province over the past 40 years, equivalent to approximately 60 million metric tons CO2. The multi-state team effort was useful in delineating the geographic variability in the Mount Simon reservoir properties. Simulations better defined potential well fields, well field arrangement, CO{sub 2} pipeline distribution system, and operational parameters for large-scale injection in the Arches Province. Multiphase scoping level simulations suggest that injection fields with arrays of 9 to 50+ wells may be used to accommodate large injection volumes. Individual wells may need to be separated by 3 to 10 km. Injection fields may require spacing of 25 to 40 km to limit pressure and saturation front interference. Basin-scale multiple-phase simulations in STOMP reflect variability in the Mount Simon. While simulations suggest a total injection rate of 100 million metric tons per year (approximately to a 40% reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions from large point sources across the Arches Pr

Sminchak, Joel

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

48

Vector analyzing power of {pi}{sup +7}Li scattering in the region of the {delta}{sub 33} resonance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Within Glauber diffraction theory, the vector analyzing power iT{sub 11} is calculated at three energies of positively charged pions, 134, 164, and 194 MeV, incident to {sup 7}Li nuclei. These energy values lie in the region of the {delta}{sub 33} resonance in {pi}{sup {+-}}N interaction, the resonance maximum being at 180 MeV. The calculation of iT{sub 11} was performed with several model {sup 7}Li wave functions, including the {alpha}t-cluster and shell-model ones. The properties of {pi}{sup +7}Li scattering are found to be sensitive to the structural features of the target nucleus. A comparison of the results of the calculations with experimental data shows that the wave functions in question and the potentials used to calculate them are quite appropriate.

Ibraeva, E. T. [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan); Zhusupov, M. A. [Kazakh State University, Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics (Kazakhstan); Zaykin, A. Yu. [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan); Imambekov, O. [Kazakh State University, Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics (Kazakhstan)

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of fluctuations on electron and phonon processes and thermodynamic parameters of Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}Se in the region of phase transition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperature dependences of electrical conductivity {sigma}, thermoelectric power {alpha}, results of differential thermal analysis {delta}T{sub y}, thermal conductivity {chi}, temperature conductivity {kappa}, and heat capacity C{sub p} were studied in Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}Se semiconductors in the region of the phase transition. Two extrema are observed in the temperature dependence {chi}(T): a maximum in the region of the {alpha}' {sup {yields}} {beta}' transition and a minimum in the region of the {beta}' {sup {yields}} {beta} transition; these extrema are caused by the similar dependence C{sub p}(T). It is shown that the {alpha} {sup {yields}} {alpha}' and {beta}' {sup {yields}} {beta} transitions are displacement transitions, while the {alpha}' {sup {yields}} {beta}' transition is of reconstruction type. It is established that the disorder parameter {eta} in silver chalcogenides is highly smeared in the region of the phase transition; therefore, disordering of phases at the point of the phase transition is incomplete: 73, 62, and 48% in Ag{sub 2}Te, Ag{sub 2}Se, and Ag{sub 2}S, respectively. The minimum volumes V{sub ph} for new phases are calculated; it is shown that the value of V{sub ph} in displacement transitions is larger than in the reconstruction-type transitions.

Aliev, S. A.; Aliev, F. F. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: farzali@physics.ab.az

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional and National Estimates of the PotentialEnergy Use, Energy Cost, and CO{sub 2} Emissions Associated with Radon Mitigation by Sub-slab Depressurization  

SciTech Connect

Active sub-slab depressurization (SSD) systems are an effective means of reducing indoor radon concentrations in residential buildings. However, energy is required to operate the system fan and to heat or cool the resulting increased building ventilation. We present regional and national estimates of the energy requirements, operating expenses, and CO{sub 2} emissions associated with using SSD systems at saturation (i.e., in all U.S. homes with radon concentrations above the EPA remediation guideline and either basement or slab-on-grade construction). The primary source of uncertainty in these estimates is the impact of the SSD system on house ventilation rate. Overall, individual SSD system operating expenses are highest in the Northeast and Midwest at about $99 y{sup -1}, and lowest in the South and West at about $66 y{sup -1}. The fan consumes, on average, about 40% of the end-use energy used to operate the SSD system and accounts for about 60% of the annual expense. At saturation, regional impacts are largest in the Midwest because this area has a large number of mitigable houses and a relatively high heating load. We estimate that operating SSD systems in U.S. houses where it is both appropriate and possible (about 2.6 million houses), will annually consume 1.7 x 10{sup 4} (6.4 x 10{sup 3} to 3.9 x 10{sup 4}) TJ of end-use energy, cost $230 (130 to 400) million (at current energy prices), and generate 2.0 x 10{sup 9} (1.2 x 10{sup 9} to 3.5 x 10{sup 9}) kg of CO{sub 2}. Passive or energy efficient radon mitigation systems currently being developed offer opportunities to substantially reduce these impacts.

Riley, W.J.; Fisk, W.J.; Gadgil, A.J.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGIC CO{sub 2} STORAGE ALONG ARCHES PROVINCE OF MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents final technical results for the project Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Infrastructure along Arches Province of the Midwest United States. The Arches Simulation project was a three year effort designed to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage infrastructure along the Arches Province through development of a geologic model and advanced reservoir simulations of large-scale CO{sub 2} storage. The project included five major technical tasks: (1) compilation of geologic, hydraulic and injection data on Mount Simon, (2) development of model framework and parameters, (3) preliminary variable density flow simulations, (4) multi-phase model runs of regional storage scenarios, and (5) implications for regional storage feasibility. The Arches Province is an informal region in northeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, western Ohio, and southern Michigan where sedimentary rock formations form broad arch and platform structures. In the province, the Mount Simon sandstone is an appealing deep saline formation for CO{sub 2} storage because of the intersection of reservoir thickness and permeability. Many CO{sub 2} sources are located in proximity to the Arches Province, and the area is adjacent to coal fired power plants along the Ohio River Valley corridor. Geophysical well logs, rock samples, drilling logs, and geotechnical tests were evaluated for a 500,000 km{sup 2} study area centered on the Arches Province. Hydraulic parameters and historical operational information was also compiled from Mount Simon wastewater injection wells in the region. This information was integrated into a geocellular model that depicts the parameters and conditions in a numerical array. The geologic and hydraulic data were integrated into a three-dimensional grid of porosity and permeability, which are key parameters regarding fluid flow and pressure buildup due to CO{sub 2} injection. Permeability data were corrected in locations where reservoir tests have been performed in Mount Simon injection wells. The geocellular model was used to develop a series of numerical simulations designed to support CO2 storage applications in the Arches Province. Variable density fluid flow simulations were initially run to evaluate model sensitivity to input parameters. Two dimensional, multiple-phase simulations were completed to evaluate issues related to arranging injection fields in the study area. A basin-scale, multiple-phase model was developed to evaluate large scale injection effects across the region. Finally, local scale simulations were also completed with more detailed depiction of the Eau Claire formation to investigate to the potential for upward migration of CO2. Overall, the technical work on the project concluded that injection large-scale injection may be achieved with proper field design, operation, siting, and monitoring. Records from Mount Simon injection wells were compiled, documenting more than 20 billion gallons of injection into the Mount Simon formation in the Arches Province over the past 40 years, equivalent to approximately 60 million metric tons CO2. The multi-state team effort was useful in delineating the geographic variability in the Mount Simon reservoir properties. Simulations better defined potential well fields, well field arrangement, CO2 pipeline distribution system, and operational parameters for large-scale injection in the Arches Province. Multiphase scoping level simulations suggest that injection fields with arrays of 9 to 50+ wells may be used to accommodate large injection volumes. Individual wells may need to be separated by 3 to 10 km. Injection fields may require spacing of 25 to 40 km to limit pressure and saturation front interference. Basin-scale multiple-phase simulations in STOMP reflect variability in the Mount Simon. While simulations suggest a total injection rate of 100 million metric tons per year (approximately to a 40% reduction of CO2 emissions from large point sources across the Arches Province) may be feasible,

Sminchak, Joel

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional forest-ABL coupling: influence on CO{sub 2} and climate. Progress to date  

SciTech Connect

A National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Integrated Sounding System (ISS) was deployed about 5 km east of the WLEF-TV tower in Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin. The tower is instrumented for high-precision, high-accuracy CO{sub 2} mixing ratio measurements at six levels up to 396 m above ground and continuous eddy-covariance flux measurements at three levels up to 396 km. The ISS, including boundary layer radar profile, radio acoustic sounding system, and rawinsonde system was operated from March through October of 1998 and 1999. The NCAR ISS was also deployed at the Walker Branch flux tower in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from March through November of 1999. Continuous observations of atmospheric structure including radar reflectivity and horizontal wind profiles were collected at each site, and rawinsondes were launched at midday once per week. Boundary layer depths were derived from the radar reflectivity data. A combination of tall tower and radar boundary layer depths was us ed to describe the seasonal evolution of the diurnal mixing depth and its relationship to local turbulent forcing and synoptic conditions. These depths were compared with model predictions from a General Circulation Model (GCM). The proposed method of computing the jump in CO{sub 2} mixing ratio across the convective boundary layer top was tested on data from September, 1995; a journal publication is in preparation. A paper describing the comparison between GCM boundary layer depths and the observations, as well as the covariance between mixing depth and surface fluxes (the forcing for the rectifier effect) has been drafted.

Davis, Kenneth J.

2001-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of temperature on electron spectra in the region of the intrinsic-absorption edge of CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of investigation of the temperature dependence of CdGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} absorption coefficient in the polarized radiation at 5-300 K and that of the emission intensity at 4.2-77 K are presented. The changes observed for the polarization dependence of absorption coefficient and the radiation intensity with decreasing temperature are attributed to a different velocity of motion of states of the valence-band top {Gamma}{sub 3} + {Gamma}{sub 4} and {Gamma}{sub 2} with changing tetragonal compression.

Kerimova, T. G., E-mail: ktaira@physics.ab.az; Guliyev, R. A. [Academy of Sciences of Azerbajan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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the decision of the ReliabilityFirst Corporation (RFC) to include Holland Board of Public Works (Holland) on the NERC Compliance Registry as a Transmission Owner (TO) and Transmission Operator (TOP). Statement of Appeal  

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NERC Compliance Registry within the RFC Region for the functions of TO and TOP. Holland appeals its registration as a TO and TOP arguing that: (a) its facilities are operated as radial facilities and, therefore, fall under the exclusion of RFCs definition of bulk electric system (BES) facilities; 1 (b) its facilities are not material to the BES; (c) registration of its facilities will not improve BES reliability; (d) excluding its facilities from the registry will not result in a gap in BES reliability; and (e) compliance with TO and TOP standards presents a disproportionate and undue hardship on Holland. 2 Holland serves approximately 27,000 retail and commercial customers in Holland, Michigan, as well as portions of Holland, Park, Laketown, and Fillmore townships. 3 Holland owns and operates 24 miles of 138 kV transmission lines, seven generating units (ranging from 11.5 to 83 MW) and eight high voltage substations. 4 Holland has a total of 226 MW of internal generation. 5 Holland also owns shares in the J.H. Campbell Complex and the Belle River Plant which are operated by Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, respectively. 6

unknown authors

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimates of global, regional, and national annual CO{sub 2} emissions from fossil-fuel burning, hydraulic cement production, and gas flaring: 1950--1992  

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This document describes the compilation, content, and format of the most comprehensive C0{sub 2}-emissions database currently available. The database includes global, regional, and national annual estimates of C0{sub 2} emissions resulting from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacturing, and gas flaring in oil fields for 1950--92 as well as the energy production, consumption, and trade data used for these estimates. The methods of Marland and Rotty (1983) are used to calculate these emission estimates. For the first time, the methods and data used to calculate CO, emissions from gas flaring are presented. This C0{sub 2}-emissions database is useful for carbon-cycle research, provides estimates of the rate at which fossil-fuel combustion has released C0{sub 2} to the atmosphere, and offers baseline estimates for those countries compiling 1990 C0{sub 2}-emissions inventories.

Boden, T.A.; Marland, G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Andres, R.J. [University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States). Inst. of Northern Engineering

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NERC 101 - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... storage & demand response provide resource flexibility Standard, generic power flow and stability models required Reference Manual for Planners needed What Must ...

57

Impact of Land Surface Initialisation Approach on Subseasonal Forecast Skill: A Regional Analysis in the Southern Hemisphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We use a sophisticated coupled landatmosphere modelling system for a Southern Hemisphere subdomain centred over South East Australia to evaluate differences in simulation skill from two different land surface initialisation approaches. The first ...

Annette L. Hirsch; Jatin Kala; Andy J. Pitman; Claire Carouge; Jason P. Evans; Vanessa Haverd; David Mocko

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Follow-on to a report on the Applicability of the Gallet equation to the vegetation clearances of NERC Reliability Standard FAC-003-2  

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In earlier work, a study done at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory examined a NERC proposed standard specifying clearances between vegetation and power lines. The method proposed for calculating the clearances was based on the results of testing for high-voltage line designs. An equation developed to relate the results of testing with rod-plane gaps to proposed tower window sizes was incorporated into the calculations. The equation in question, sometimes called the Gallet equation, describes the insulation performance of the atmosphere for air gaps of a few meters. The equation was described in the PNNL study as a good and simple-to-use way to solve a problem made difficult by the nonlinear interactions of the variables. For calculations based on this equation, a certain set of assumptions must be made. In particular, a value for a quantity called the gap factor is needed. This is the amount by which the gap to be modeled by the equation is stronger than the reference gap that was used in developing the Gallet equation. That reference gap is the gap between a rod and a plane. This follow-on report examines the effect on flashover probabilities of assuming an incorrect value for the gap factor. In particular, the flashover probability is found that would result from using a value of 1.3 when a gap factor of 1.0 should be applied. It is shown that with these assumptions the probability of a flashover changes from being extremely unlikely (about 1 in 1000 chance) to a virtual certainty (about 97% chance).

Kirkham, Harold

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable Density Flow Modeling for Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Along Arches Province of Midwestern United States  

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The Arches Province in the Midwestern U.S. has been identified as a major area for carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage applications because of the intersection of Mt. Simon sandstone reservoir thickness and permeability. To better understand large-scale CO{sub 2} storage infrastructure requirements in the Arches Province, variable density scoping level modeling was completed. Three main tasks were completed for the variable density modeling: Single-phase, variable density groundwater flow modeling; Scoping level multi-phase simulations; and Preliminary basin-scale multi-phase simulations. The variable density modeling task was successful in evaluating appropriate input data for the Arches Province numerical simulations. Data from the geocellular model developed earlier in the project were translated into preliminary numerical models. These models were calibrated to observed conditions in the Mt. Simon, suggesting a suitable geologic depiction of the system. The initial models were used to assess boundary conditions, calibrate to reservoir conditions, examine grid dimensions, evaluate upscaling items, and develop regional storage field scenarios. The task also provided practical information on items related to CO{sub 2} storage applications in the Arches Province such as pressure buildup estimates, well spacing limitations, and injection field arrangements. The Arches Simulation project is a three-year effort and part of the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE)/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) program on innovative and advanced technologies and protocols for monitoring/verification/accounting (MVA), simulation, and risk assessment of CO{sub 2} sequestration in geologic formations. The overall objective of the project is to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic CO{sub 2} storage infrastructure along the Arches Province of the Midwestern U.S.

Joel Sminchak

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Gainesville Regional Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Internal Compliance Program for Approved North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Reliability Standards: A Guide to Compliance for Fossil Generators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to generator owner and operator members of the Electric Power Research Institute in complying with the North American Electric Reliability Corporations (NERCs) mandatory reliability standards. Included here are the standards and associated requirements applicable to generator owners and operators who have registered with their regional entity, along with guidance on how successful compliance has been achieved.This report ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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CO{sub 2} allowance allocation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the effect on electricity investors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is an effort by nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to develop a regional, mandatory, market-based cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector. The initiative is expected to lead to an increase in the price of electricity in the RGGI region and beyond. The implications of these changes for the value of electricity-generating assets and the market value of the firms that own them depends on the initial allocation of carbon dioxide allowances, the composition of generating assets owned by the firm, and the locations of those assets. Changes in asset values inside the RGGI region may be positive or negative, whereas changes outside of the RGGI region are almost always positive but nonetheless vary greatly. Viewing changes at the firm level aggregates and moderates both positive and negative effects on market value compared with what would be observed by looking at changes at individual facilities. Nonetheless, a particular firm's portfolio of assets is unlikely to reflect the overall composition of assets in the industry as a whole, and some firms are likely to do substantially better or worse than the industry average. 16 refs., 4 figs.

Dallas Burtraw; Danny Kahn; Karen Palmerook

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual Model Summary Report Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Along Arches Province of Midwestern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A conceptual model was developed for the Arches Province that integrates geologic and hydrologic information on the Eau Claire and Mt. Simon formations into a geocellular model. The conceptual model describes the geologic setting, stratigraphy, geologic structures, hydrologic features, and distribution of key hydraulic parameters. The conceptual model is focused on the Mt. Simon sandstone and Eau Claire formations. The geocellular model depicts the parameters and conditions in a numerical array that may be imported into the numerical simulations of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage. Geophysical well logs, rock samples, drilling logs, geotechnical test results, and reservoir tests were evaluated for a 500,000 km{sup 2} study area centered on the Arches Province. The geologic and hydraulic data were integrated into a three-dimensional (3D) grid of porosity and permeability, which are key parameters regarding fluid flow and pressure buildup due to CO{sub 2} injection. Permeability data were corrected in locations where reservoir tests have been performed in Mt. Simon injection wells. The final geocellular model covers an area of 600 km by 600 km centered on the Arches Province. The geocellular model includes a total of 24,500,000 cells representing estimated porosity and permeability distribution. CO{sub 2} injection scenarios were developed for on-site and regional injection fields at rates of 70 to 140 million metric tons per year.

None

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of temperature, moisture, and organic carbon on the flux of H/sub 2/ and CO between soil and atmosphere: field studies in subtropical regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Production and deposition rates of atmospheric hydrogen and carbon monoxide were studied during field measurements in subtropical regions, i.e., Transvaal (South Africa), Andalusia (Spain), and the Karoo (South Africa). Measurements were carried out by applying static and equilibrium box techniques. The equilibrium technique has been introduced as a novel method to measure production and destruction rates simultaneously even when soil conditions (e.g., temperature) change during the course of the measurements. Deposition velocities of H/sub 2/ and CO were virtually independent of the soil temperature measured in 3- to 10-mm depths and agreed with those measured in the temperate regions. The deposition velocities were inhibited or stimulated by irrigation water depending on the conditions of the individual field sites. H/sub 2/ production by soil was not observed. By contrast, CO was produced by soil in a dark chemical reaction. Production rates increased exponentially with soil temperatures, giving activation energies of 57-110 kJ mol/sup -1/ and increased linearly with soil organic carbon content. CO production rates followed a diel rhythm parallel to soil surface temperatures. Production generally exceeded CO deposition during the hot hours of the day, so that arid subtropical soils act as a net source of atmospheric CO during this time. On a global basis, CO production by soil may reach source strengths of 30 Tg yr/sup -1/, which is considerably less than the global deposition of CO estimated to be 190-580 Tg yr/sup -1/. Global H/sub 2/ deposition rates were estimated to 70-110 Tg yr/sup -1/.

Conrad, R.; Seiler, W.

1985-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Region Electric Cooperative | Open Energy Information  

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Cooperative Cooperative (Redirected from Lake Region Coop Elec Assn) Jump to: navigation, search Name Lake Region Electric Cooperative Place Minnesota Utility Id 10618 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 2013 Residential and Farm Rates Residential Interruptible Heating(Domestic Use) Interruptible Heating(Non-Domestic Use) Residential Irrigation Rate Commercial Large Commercial Commercial Offpeak Storage Residential Simultaneous Purchase and Sale Small Commercial Commercial

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Determination of the Azimuthal Asymmetry of Deuteron Photodisintegration in the Energy Region E{sub {gamma}} = 1.1 - 2.3 GeV  

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Deuteron photodisintegration is a benchmark process for the investigation of the role of quarks and gluons in nuclei. Existing theoretical models of this process describe the available cross sections with the same degree of success. Therefore, spin-dependent observables are crucial for a better understanding of the underlying dynamical mechanisms. However, data on the induced polarization (P{sub y}), along with the polarization transfers (C{sub x'} and C{sub z'} ), have been shown to be insensitive to differences between theoretical models. On the other hand, the beam-spin asymmetry {Sigma} is predicted to have a large sensitivity and is expected to help in identifying the energy at which the transition from the hadronic to the quark-gluon picture of the deuteron takes place. Here, the work done to determine the experimental values of the beam-spin asymmetry in deuteron photodisintegration for photon energies between 1.1 ? 2.3 GeV is presented. The data were taken with the CLAS at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility during the g13 experiment. Photons with linear polarization of ~80% were produced using the coherent bremsstrahlung facility in Hall B. The work done by the author to calibrate a specific detector system, select deuteron photodisintegration events, study the degree of photon polarization, and finally determine the azimuthal asymmetry and any systematic uncertainties associate with it, is comprehensively explained. This work shows that the collected data provide the kinematic coverage and statistics to test the available QCD-based models. The results of this study show that the available theoretical models in their current state do not adequately predict the azimuthal asymmetry in the energy region 1.1 ? 2.3 GeV.

Nicholas Zachariou

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Measurement of astrophysical S factors and electron screening potentials for d(d, n){sup 3}He reaction In ZrD{sub 2}, TiD{sub 2}, D{sub 2}O, and CD{sub 2} targets in the ultralow energy region using plasma accelerators  

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The paper is devoted to study electron screening effect influence on the rate of d(d, n){sup 3}He reaction in the ultralow deuteron collision energy range in the deuterated polyethylene (CD{sub 2}), frozen heavy water (D{sub 2}O) and deuterated metals (ZrD{sub 2} and TiD{sub 2}). The ZrD{sub 2} and TiD{sub 2} targets were fabricated via magnetron sputtering of titanium and zirconium in gas (deuterium) environment. The experiments have been carried out using high-current plasma pulsed accelerator with forming of inverse Z pinch (HCEIRAS, Russia) and pulsed Hall plasma accelerator (NPI at TPU, Russia). The detection of neutrons with energy of 2.5MeV from dd reaction was done with plastic scintillation spectrometers. As a result of the experiments the energy dependences of astrophysical S factor for the dd reaction in the deuteron collision energy range of 2-7 keV and the values of the electron screening potential U{sub e} of interacting deuterons have been measured for the indicated above target: U{sub e}(CD{sub 2}) Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 40 eV; U{sub e}(D{sub 2}O) Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 26 eV; U{sub e}(ZrD{sub 2}) = 157 {+-} 43 eV; U{sub e}(TiD{sub 2}) = 125{+-}34 eV. The value of astrophysical S factor, corresponding to the deuteron collision energy equal to zero, in the experiments with D{sub 2}O target is found: S{sub b}(0) = 58.6 {+-} 3.6 keV b. The paper compares our results with other available published experimental and calculated data.

Bystritsky, V. M. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Bystritskii, Vit. M. [University of California, Department of Physics and Astronomy (United States); Dudkin, G. N. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Filipowicz, M. [University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Fuels and Energy, AGH (Poland); Gazi, S.; Huran, J. [Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS (Slovakia); Kobzev, A. P. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Mesyats, G. A. [Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation); Nechaev, B. A.; Padalko, V. N. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Parzhitskii, S. S. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Pen'kov, F. M. [Institute of Nuclear Physics NNC (Kazakhstan); Philippov, A. V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Kaminskii, V. L. [National Scientific Research Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Tuleushev, Yu. Zh. [Institute of Nuclear Physics NNC (Kazakhstan); Wozniak, J. [University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Sciences, AGH (Poland)

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Microsoft PowerPoint - ACOE Regional HydroPower Conference Presentation.ppt  

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FEDERAL FEDERAL HYDROPOWER CONFERENCE Tulsa, Oklahoma June 10 - 11, 2009 NERC Requirements for Generator Owner and Operator Sarah M. Blankenship, NERC Compliance Officer How do we create a culture that combines Processes, Policies and Procedures, PEOPLE and Technology? Development of an Internal NERC Compliance Program Applicable NERC Requirements for Functions GOP GO BAL-005-0 R1 CIP-001-1 R1R2 R3R4 (Sabotage Reporting) COM-002-2 R1(Communications) EOP-004-1 R2 R3 (Disturbance Reporting) Can be combined into an Integrated Plan with CIP-001-1 and CIP-008-1. EOP-009-0 R1 R2 (Regional Black Start Capability Plan) Applicable NERC Requirements for Functions GOP GO FAC-002-0 R1R2 (Coordination of Plans for New Facilities) FAC-008-1 R1 R1.1R1.2 R1.2.1R1.2.2 R1.3 R1.3.1R1.3.2

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Lake Region Electric Assn, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Lake Region Electric Assn, Inc Lake Region Electric Assn, Inc Place South Dakota Utility Id 10632 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location MRO NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png General Service - Large Three Phase Heating(Separate Metering) Industrial General Service Single Phase Commercial General Service Single Phase (Heat-separate meter) Commercial General Service- Large Three-Phase Controlled Commercial General Service- Large Three-Phase uncontrolled Industrial General Service- Seasonal Service Commercial General Service- Small Three-Phase Commercial

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Microsoft PowerPoint - ACOE Regional HydroPower Conference Presentatio...  

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FEDERAL HYDROPOWER CONFERENCE Tulsa, Oklahoma June 10 - 11, 2009 NERC Requirements for Generator Owner and Operator Sarah M. Blankenship, NERC Compliance Officer How do we create a...

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 6.2 Electricity Generation, Transmission...  

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8 NERC Regions Map Source(s): North American Reliability Corporation, NERC Regions Map Feb. 2012, http:www.nerc.comfileUploadsFileAboutNERCmapsNERCRegionscolor.jpg...

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AMENDED AND RESTATED DELEGATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY CORPORATION AND TEXAS REGIONAL ENTITY A DIVISION OF ELECTRIC RELIABILITY  

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(NERC), an organization certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) pursuant to Section 215(c) of the Federal Power Act to establish and enforce Reliability Standards for the bulk power system, and the Texas Regional Entity a Division of Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (Texas RE), an organization established to develop and enforce Reliability Standards within the geographic boundaries identified on Exhibit A to this Agreement, and for other purposes. NERC and Texas RE may be individually referred to herein as Party or collectively as Parties. WITNESSETH WHEREAS, Subtitle A of the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005 added Section 215 to the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824n) (hereafter the Act) and, among other things, provides for the establishment of an electric reliability organization (ERO) to develop and enforce Reliability Standards applicable to all owners, operators, and users of the bulk power system; WHEREAS, the Commission has adopted regulations for the implementation of the Act

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To: Regional Managers  

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N N O R T H A M E R I C A N E L E C T R I C R E L I A B I L I T Y C O U N C I L P r i n c e t o n F o r r e s t a l V i l l a g e , 1 1 6 - 3 9 0 V i l l a g e B o u l e v a r d , P r i n c e t o n , N e w J e r s e y 0 8 5 4 0 - 5 7 3 1 Phone 609-452-8060 Fax 609-452-9550 URL www.nerc.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen P. Vancko evancko@nerc.com Preliminary Disturbance Report August 14, 2003 Sequence of Events The following information represents a partial sequence of events based upon Reliability Coordinator information available to NERC. It is not clear if these events caused the event or were a consequence of other events. NERC is establishing teams to study the event and will coordinate with FERC, DOE, the industry and others. Approximate times - Eastern Standard Time - MISO report only 14:06 Chamberlain - Harding 345 kV line tripped - cause not reported

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Degradation of properties of YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub x superconductors sintered in CO sub 2 -containing atmosphere  

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Stability of the YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (YBCO) superconductor toward reacting with CO{sub 2} in CO{sub 2}/O{sub 2} gas mixtures during sintering was investigated as a function of the partial pressure of CO{sub 2} and temperature. The transport critical current density, J{sub c}, of the superconductor decreased drastically with increasing partial pressure of CO{sub 2} was increased, J{sub c} became zero (at 77 K) even though the major phase of the sample was still a superconductor as determined by magnetic susceptibility measurements. Microstructures and compositions of the samples were investigated by transmission electron microscopy in conjunction with energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. Two types of grain boundaries were observed: {approximately}10% of the grain boundaries contained a second phase; the regions near the remaining grain boundaries were tetragonal. At high partial pressures of CO{sub 2}, the YBCO completely decomposed to BaCO{sub 3}, Y{sub 2}BaCuO{sub 5}, and CuO. 11 refs., 3 figs.

Balachandran, U.; Zhang, C.; Xu, D.; Gao, Y.; Merkle, K.L.; Mundy, J.N.; Veal, B.W.; Poeppel, R.B. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Selvaduray, G. (San Jose State Univ., CA (USA). Dept. of Materials Engineering); Mason, T.O. (Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (USA). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering)

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NERC Presentation: Accommodating High Levels of Variable Generation...  

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high levels of variable electricity eneration. Variable resources are types of electric power generation that rely on an uncontrolled, "variable" fuel (e.g. wind, sunlight,...

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Tilt grain boundaries in YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7-x thin films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Grain boundaries in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x} superconductor thin films grown on (001) MgO by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) have been characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM). It was found that the YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x} thin films were highly textured with the c axes, or (001) orientation, nearly parallel between grains and perpendicular to the MgO substrate. A majority of the grain boundaries are low-angle boundaries with a tilt angle, {theta}, less than 15{degree}. The low-angle boundaries appear to be strongly faceted on an atomic scale in such a way that the boundary planes tend to be parallel to the (100), (010), or (110) lattice planes in one of the adjacent grains. Almost all of the lattice planes, except for a number of distorted regions along the boundaries, are continuous across the boundaries from one grain to another, accommodating the misorientation with a slight bending of the lattice planes. The small-angle boundaries are shown to consist of arrays of dislocations. A domain structure, formed by the interchange of a and b axes has been observed in large grains. The domain boundaries are strongly faceted with the (100) and (010) lattice planes parallel to the boundaries. These observations on the atomic structure of boundaries, are used to discuss the effect of grain boundaries on superconductor properties in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x} thin films. 15 refs., 9 figs.

Gao, Y.; Bai, G.; Chang, H.L.M.; Merkle, K.L.; Lam, D.J.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leptonic CP Phase in {nu}{sub {mu}}{yields}{nu}{sub {mu}} Oscillations  

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In the case of large 1-3 mixing angle as sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13}{>=}0.03, we investigate the possibility for measuring the leptonic CP phase by using only {nu}{sub {mu}}{yields}{nu}{sub {mu}} oscillations independently of {nu}{sub {mu}}{yields}{nu}{sub e} oscillations. As the result, we find that the CP phase can be measured best around the energy E = 0.43 GeV and the baseline length L = 5000 km without depending on the uncertainties of other parameters too much. In this region, the CP phase effect remains even after averaging over neutrino energy.

Kimura, Keiichi; Yoshikawa, Tadashi [Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602 (Japan); Takamura, Akira [Department of Mathematics, Toyota National College of Technology Eisei-cho 2-1, Toyota-shi, 471-8525 (Japan)

2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical lithium insertion in the solid solution Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}-Sb{sub 2}WO{sub 6} with Aurivillius framework  

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Following the structural evolution of the Aurivillius crystalline framework in the solid solution Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}-Sb{sub 2}WO{sub 6} we have carried out an electrochemical lithium insertion study in this system. A slight loss of the specific capacity of the electrochemical cell was observed as amount of Sb was increased. In general, the different compositions within solid solution Bi{sub 2-x}Sb{sub x}WO{sub 6} (0.25 {<=} x {<=} 0.75) exhibited a similar behaviour featured mainly by two semiconstant potential regions located at 1.7 and 0.8 V versus Li{sup +}/Li{sup o}. The oxide Sb{sub 2}WO{sub 6} with Autivillius structure but without Bi was tested as cathode too. The maximum amount of lithium inserted, 13.5 lithium atoms per formula, is the same amount inserted in its homologous bismuth oxide Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}.

Martinez-de la Cruz, A. [Division de Estudios de Posgrado, Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Pedro de Alba s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, C.P. 66451, San Nicolas de los Garza, NL (Mexico)], E-mail: azmartin@gama.fime.uanl.mx; Longoria Rodriguez, F.E. [Departamento de Quimica, Campus Universitario Los Guaritos, Universidad de Oriente, Av. Universidad, CP 6203 Monagas (Venezuela)

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of thermal annealing on the microstructure of sputtered Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} coatings  

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The morphology and microstructure of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thin films deposited by pulsed direct current magnetron sputtering were studied in the as-grown state and after vacuum annealing at 1000 deg. C for 12 h using transmission electron microscopy. For the coating deposited under low ion bombardment conditions, the film consists of small {gamma}- and/or {delta}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} grains embedded in an amorphous matrix. The grain size at the region close to the interface to the substrate was much larger than that of the remaining layer. Growth of the {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} phase is promoted during annealing but no transformation to {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} was detected. For high-energetic growth conditions, clear evidence for {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} formation was found in the upper part of the coating with grain size much larger than for low-energetic growth, but the film was predominately amorphous at the interface region. Annealing resulted in the transformation of {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, while the mainly amorphous part crystallized to {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

Edlmayr, V.; Harzer, T. P.; Hoffmann, R.; Kiener, D.; Scheu, C.; Mitterer, C. [Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing, University of Leoben, A-8700 Leoben (Austria); Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, D-81377 Munich (Germany); Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing, University of Leoben, A-8700 Leoben (Austria)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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K{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}: A transparent nonlinear optical crystal with frustrated magnetism  

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A new noncentrosymmetric ferroborate crystal, K{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}, has been grown from high temperature melt. Structure solution from single crystal X-ray diffraction shows that the title compound crystallizes in a trigonal space group P321 with cell dimensions of a=8.7475(12) A and c=8.5124(17) A. In the structure, FeO{sub 4} tetrahedron shares its three basal oxygen atoms with BO{sub 3} triangles forming a two-dimensional layer in the ab plane and the layers are connected by the apical Fe-O bonds along the c direction. The crystal is transparent in the visible and near infrared region from 500 to 2000 nm with three pronounced absorption bands ascribed to d-d transitions of tetrahedrally coordinated Fe{sup 3+} ions. Though, structurally analog to K{sub 2}Al{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}, the further twisting of the BO{sub 3} groups between adjacent layers reduces its optical nonlinearity to a second-harmonic generation intensity of about 0.4 times that of KDP. Spin-glass behavior is observed at 20 K which is probably due to geometrically magnetic frustration of the triangular Fe net in the ab plane. - Graphical abstract: Single crystal of a new ferroborate K{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}, space group P321, a=8.7475(3) A, c=8.5124(3) A, was obtained and characterized. It exhibits considerable SHG efficiency and frustrated magnetism originated from the triangular Fe net in the ab plane.

Wang Yonggang [Beijing Center for Crystal Research and Development, Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Li, R.K., E-mail: rkli@mail.ipc.ac.c [Beijing Center for Crystal Research and Development, Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic, Raman and electrical switching studies on Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} (4 {<=} x {<=} 20) glasses  

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We have investigated thermal properties of bulk Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} (4 {data obtained from different thermodynamic quantities and it is found that the Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} glasses in the region 12 {<=} x {<=} 17 are more stable when compared to other glasses of the same series. Further, the blueshift observed in Raman spectroscopy investigations, in the composition range 12 {<=} x {<=} 13, support the occurrence of stiffness threshold in this composition range. All Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} (4 {<=} x {<=} 20) glasses are found to exhibit memory type switching (for sample thickness 0.25 mm) in the input current range 3-9 mA. The effect of rigidity percolation and chemical thresholds on switching voltages are observed at x = 12 and 19, respectively.

Rao Gunti, Srinivasa [Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Asokan, Sundarrajan [Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Applied Photonics Initiative, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanochemical synthesis of nonstoichiometric nanocrystals La{sub 1-y}Ca{sub y}F{sub 3-y} with a tysonite structure and nanoceramic materials from CaF{sub 2} and LaF{sub 3} crystals  

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The nonstoichiometric phases La{sub 1-y}Ca{sub y}F{sub 3-y} (y = 0.15, 0.20) with a tysonite (LaF{sub 3}) structure have been prepared for the first time by the mechanochemical synthesis from CaF{sub 2} and LaF{sub 3} crystals. The average size of coherent scattering regions is approximately equal to 10-30 nm. It has been shown that the compositions of the phases prepared by the mechanochemical synthesis are inconsistent with the phase diagram of the CaF{sub 2}-LaF{sub 3} system. The 'mechanohydrolysis' of the La{sub 1-y}Ca{sub y}F{sub 3-y} phase has been observed for the first time. Under these conditions, the La{sub 1-y}Ca{sub y}F{sub 3-y} phase partially transforms into lanthanum calcium oxyfluoride for a milling time of 180 min with intermediate sampling. The La{sub 1-y}Ca{sub y}F{sub 3-y} nanoceramic materials have been prepared from a powder of the mechanochemical synthesis product by pressing under a pressure of (2-6) x 10{sup 8} Pa at room temperature. The electrical conductivity of the synthesized materials at a temperature of 200 deg. C is equal to 4.9(6) x 10{sup -4} S/cm, and the activation energy of electrical conduction is 0.46(2) eV. These data for the nanoceramic materials coincide with those obtained for migration of fluorine vacancies in single-crystal tysonite fluoride materials.

Sobolev, B. P., E-mail: fluorides@ns.crys.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Sviridov, I. A.; Fadeeva, V. I. [Moscow State University, Faculty of Chemistry (Russian Federation); Sul'yanov, S. N.; Sorokin, N. I.; Zhmurova, Z. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Khodos, I. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High-Purity Materials (Russian Federation); Avilov, A. S.; Zaporozhets, M. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of B{sub 18}H{sub x}{sup +} and B{sub 18}H{sub x} dimer ion implantations on crystallinity and retained B dose in silicon  

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The effects of B{sub 18}H{sub x}{sup +} and B{sub 18}H{sub x} dimer ion (B{sub 36}H{sub y}{sup +}) implantations on Si crystallinity and the retained B dose in Si were investigated using B{sub 18}H{sub x} bombardment and compared with the effects of B{sup +} implantation. Crystallinity was estimated for the implantation dose using molecular dynamic simulations (MDSs) and was quantified using the optical thickness obtained from spectroscopic ellipsometry. The authors focused on the crystallinity at a low B dose and compared the amorphized zones predicted by MDS for B{sub 18}H{sub x}{sup +} implantation with those measured using transmission electron microscopy; the predicted and measured results were in reasonable agreement. The authors then used their understanding of B{sub 18}H{sub x} bombardment to discuss the process for the generation of larger amorphized zones and thicker amorphized layers, as observed in B{sub 36}H{sub y}{sup +} implantation. The retained B dose and the sputtering were examined with secondary ion mass spectroscopy, focusing on a comparison of the retained B and the sputtering of Si and SiO{sub 2} surfaces. The retained B dose was lower for B{sub 18}H{sub x}{sup +} and B{sub 36}H{sub y}{sup +} implantations, with and without surface SiO{sub 2}, than for B{sup +} implantation, although no sputtering was observed. The reduction of the retained B dose was more severe in the samples with SiO{sub 2}. The origin of the differences between Si and SiO{sub 2} surfaces was considered to be Si melting; this was predicted by the MDSs, and observed indirectly as flat B profiles in the Si region. To examine the effects of both crystallinity and retained B dose on the electrical characteristics, the sheet resistance (R{sub S}) was measured. The R{sub S} for B{sub 18}H{sub x}{sup +} implantation was lower than that for B{sup +} implantation at both B doses studied. Additionally, the B{sub 36}H{sub y}{sup +} implantation under conditions that produced a thicker amorphized layer led to lower R{sub S} than B{sub 18}H{sub x}{sup +} implantation. These results indicate that both the amorphized layer and the amorphized zone contribute to the activation of more B atoms.

Kawasaki, Yoji; Shibahara, Kentaro [Renesas Electronics Corporation, 751 Horiguchi, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki 312-8504 (Japan) and Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8530 (Japan); Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Systems, Hiroshima University, 1-4-2 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan) and Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8530 (Japan)

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Post-Winter Reliability Assessment Summary............................................................ 1  

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Effect of point-like disorder on the vortex phase diagram in Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8-{delta}} in oblique field.  

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The phase diagram of vortex matter in the layered superconductor Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8-{delta}} exposed to a magnetic field oblique to the crystalline c-axis contains two first order transition (FOT) lines. The first, H{sub FOT}{sup m}, separates the vortex solid from the vortex liquid, the second, H{sub FOT}{sup ct}, separates the combined lattice state in the vortex solid from a tilted lattice state. The angular dependence of H{sub FOT}{sup m} in the tilted lattice region follows the anisotropic Ginzburg-Landau model, allowing for the determination of the anisotropy factor {gamma}{sub eff} and the contribution of magnetic coupling to the mutual interaction of 'pancake' vortices in the crossed lattice limit. The later parameter is directly related to the in-plane penetration depth {lambda}{sub ab}. We investigate the evolution of the phase diagram of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8-{delta}} in oblique fields with point-like disorder, introduced by irradiation with 2.3 MeV electrons. Apart from the depression of T{sub c}, point-like disorder induces an increase of {gamma}{sub eff} and a depression of the superfluid density.

Konczykowski, M.; van der Beek, C. J.; Mosser, V.; Koshelev, A. E.; Li, M.; Kes, P. H. (Materials Science Division); (Ecole Polytechnique); (ITRON); (Leiden Univ.)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen production using fusion energy and thermochemical cycles. [Fe/sub 3/O/sub 4/-FeO, CrCl/sub 3/-CrCl/sub 2/, and UCl/sub 4/-UCl/sub 3/  

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Thermochemical cycles for the production of synthetic fuels would be especially suited for operation in conjunction with controlled thermonuclear fusion reactors because of the very high temperature energy which such reactors could supply. Furthermore, fusion energy when developed is considered to be an inexhaustable supply of energy. Several high-temperature two-step thermochemical cycles for the production of hydrogen are examined. A thermodynamic analysis of the Fe/sub 3/O/sub 4/--FeO, CrCl/sub 3/--CrCl/sub 2/, and UCl/sub 4/--UCl/sub 3/ pairs reveals the feasibility of the process. A more detailed process analysis is given for the Fe/sub 3/O/sub 4/--FeO system using steam as the heat transfer medium for decomposing the higher valent metal oxide for oxygen production, and hydrolysing the lower oxide for hydrogen production. The steam could be heated to high temperatures by refractory materials absorbing the 14-MeV neutrons in the blanket region of a fusion reactor. Process heat transfer and recovery could be accomplished by regenerative reactors. Proposed operating conditions, the energy balance and the efficiency of the water decomposition process are presented. With a fusion blanket temperature of 2500/sup 0/K, thermal efficiencies for hydrogen production of 74.4% may be obtained.

Steinberg, M.; Dang, V.D.

1978-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA  

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This article examines the long-term consequences of the introduction of the printing press in the 19th century on newspaper readership and other civic attitudes in sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, Protestant missionaries were the first both to import the printing press technology and to allow the indigenous population to use it. We build a new geocoded dataset locating Protestant missions in 1903. This dataset includes, for each mission station, the geographic location and its characteristics, as well as the educational and health related investments undertaken by the mission. We show that proximity to a historical missionary settlement endowed with a printing press significantly increases newspaper readership today within regions located close to historical mission settlements. We also find a positive impact on political participation at the community level. Results are robust to a variety of identification strategies that attempt to address the potential

Julia Cag; Valeria Rueda; Julia Cag

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Residential  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

upward pressure from crude oil markets, magnified by a regional shortfall of heating oil supplies, residential prices rose rapidly to peak February 7. The problem was...

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Regional Maps  

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United States Census Divisions Figure 2.Electricity Market Module (EMM)Regions Source: Energy Information Administration, Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting Figure...

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Production of S{sub 2}F{sub 10}, S{sub 2}OF{sub 10} and S{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 10} by spark discharges in SF{sub 6}*  

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Measurements have been made of the spark yield of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} and S{sub 2}OF{sub 10} as a function of O{sub 2} and H{sub 2}O concentration. In addition the formation of S{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 10} is reported. The spark yield of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} is reduced when either oxygen or water is added to SF{sub 6}. On the other hand the yield of S{sub 2}OF{sub 10} is increased when either oxygen or water is added, oxygen having the greater effect. A simple model is presented based on a common SF{sub 5} precursor to S{sub 2}F{sub 10} and S{sub 2}OF{sub 10} showing good agreement with the yields of both byproducts in O{sub 2}/SF{sub 6} and H{sub 2}O/SF{sub 6} mixtures. The yield of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} is found to be greatest when the spark chambers is very dry and the electrodes are well conditioned.

Sauers, I. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Mahajan, S.M. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Cacheiro, R.A. [Univ., of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics

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LABORATORY IR STUDIES AND ASTROPHYSICAL IMPLICATIONS OF C{sub 2}H{sub 2}-CONTAINING BINARY ICES  

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Studies of molecular hot cores and protostellar environments have shown that the observed abundance of gas-phase acetylene (C{sub 2}H{sub 2}) cannot be matched by chemical models without the inclusion of C{sub 2}H{sub 2} molecules subliming from icy grain mantles. Searches for infrared (IR) spectral features of solid-phase acetylene are under way, but few laboratory reference spectra of C{sub 2}H{sub 2} in icy mixtures, which are needed for spectral fits to observational data, have been published. Here, we report a systematic study of the IR spectra of condensed-phase pure acetylene and acetylene in ices dominated by carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), methane (CH{sub 4}), and water (H{sub 2}O). We present new spectral data for these ices, including band positions and intrinsic band strengths. For each ice mixture and concentration, we also explore the dependence of acetylene's {nu}{sub 5}-band position (743 cm{sup -1}, 13.46 {mu}m) and FWHM on temperature. Our results show that the {nu}{sub 5} feature is much more cleanly resolved in ices dominated by non-polar and low-polarity molecules, specifically CO, CO{sub 2}, and CH{sub 4}, than in mixtures dominated by H{sub 2}O-ice. We compare our laboratory ice spectra with observations of a quiescent region in Serpens.

Knez, C. [Astronomy Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Moore, M. H.; Hudson, R. L. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrochemistry Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Ferrante, R. F., E-mail: Claudia.Knez@jhuapl.edu [Chemistry Department, U.S. Naval Academy, 572 Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Purchasing  

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Regional Inventories  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 Notes: This year has not started well for gasoline inventories, with inventories being low across regions of the country. The Midwest region (PADD II) had been running lower than most regions, but began to catch up during the last week in April. Gasoline inventories ran about 9% below their 5-year average for this time of year and about 4% below where they were last year. The recent refinery problems in the Midwest, though, could erase some of that recovery. The impacts of Tosco's Wood River refinery and Marathon's St Paul refinery are not fully realized. But inventories were also precariously low along the East Coast (PADD I) and are extremely low in the Rocky Mountain region (PADD IV), although the size of this market mitigates any national impact. While the

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Low NO.sub.x multistage combustor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high efficiency, Vortex Inertial Staged Air (VIStA) combustor provides ultra-low NO.sub.X production of about 20 ppmvd or less with CO emissions of less than 50 ppmvd, both at 3% O.sub.2. Prompt NO.sub.X production is reduced by partially reforming the fuel in a first combustion stage to CO and H.sub.2. This is achieved in the first stage by operating with a fuel rich mixture, and by recirculating partially oxidized combustion products, with control over stoichiometry, recirculation rate and residence time. Thermal NO.sub.X production is reduced in the first stage by reducing the occurrence of high temperature combustion gas regions. This is achieved by providing the first stage burner with a thoroughly pre-mixed fuel/oxidant composition, and by recirculating part of the combustion products to further mix the gases and provide a more uniform temperature in the first stage. In a second stage combustor thermal NO.sub.X production is controlled by inducing a large flow of flue gas recirculation in the second stage combustion zone to minimize the ultimate temperature of the flame. One or both of the first and second stage burners can be cooled to further reduce the combustion temperature and to improve the recirculation efficiency. Both of these factors tend to reduce production of NO.sub.X.

Becker, Frederick E. (Reading, MA); Breault, Ronald W. (Newington, NH); Litka, Anthony F. (Hanover, MA); McClaine, Andrew W. (Lexington, MA); Shukla, Kailash (Boxborough, MA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, characterization and electrochemmistry of lithium battery electrodes : xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}{center_dot}(1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub2} (0{le}x{le}0.7).  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lithium- and manganese-rich layered electrode materials, represented by the general formula xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} (1-x)LiMO{sub 2} in which M is Mn, Ni, and Co, are of interest for both high-power and high-capacity lithium ion cells. In this paper, the synthesis, structural and electrochemical characterization of xLi{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} (1-x)LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} electrodes over a wide compositional range (0 {le} x {le} 0.7) is explored. Changes that occur to the compositional, structural, and electrochemical properties of the electrodes as a function of x and the importance of using a relatively high manganese content and a high charging potential (>4.4 V) to generate high capacity (>200 mAh/g) electrodes are highlighted. Particular attention is given to the electrode composition 0.3Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} 0.7LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} (x = 0.3) which, if completely delithiated during charge, yields Mn{sub 0.533}Ni{sub 0.233}Co{sub 0.233}O{sub 2}, in which the manganese ions are tetravalent and, when fully discharged, LiMn{sub 0.533}Ni{sub 0.233}Co{sub 0.233}O{sub 2}, in which the average manganese oxidation state (3.44) is marginally below that expected for a potentially damaging Jahn-Teller distortion (3.5). Acid treatment of 0.3Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} {center_dot} 0.7LiMn{sub 0.333}Ni{sub 0.333}Co{sub 0.333}O{sub 2} composite electrode structures with 0.1 M HNO{sub 3} chemically activates the Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} component and essentially eliminates the first cycle capacity loss but damages electrochemical behavior, consistent with earlier reports for Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3}-stabilized electrodes. Differences between electrochemical and chemical activation of the Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} component are discussed. Electrochemical charge/discharge profiles and cyclic voltammogram data suggest that small spinel-like regions, generated in cycled manganese-rich electrodes, serve to stabilize the electrodes, particularly at low lithium loadings (high potentials). The study emphasizes that, for high values of x, a relatively small LiMO{sub 2} concentration stabilizes a layered Li{sub 2}MnO{sub 3} electrode to reversible lithium insertion and extraction when charged to a high potential.

Johnson, C. S.; Li, N.; Lefief, C.; Vaughey, J. T.; Thackeray, M. M.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the output factor measurements of the CyberKnife iris collimator small fields: Experimental determination of the k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factors for microchamber and diode detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To measure the output factors (OFs) of the small fields formed by the variable aperture collimator system (iris) of a CyberKnife (CK) robotic radiosurgery system, and determine the k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factors for a microchamber and four diode detectors. Methods: OF measurements were performed using a PTW PinPoint 31014 microchamber, four diode detectors (PTW-60017, -60012, -60008, and the SunNuclear EDGE detector), TLD-100 microcubes, alanine dosimeters, EBT films, and polymer gels for the 5 mm, 7.5 mm, 10 mm, 12.5 mm, and 15 mm iris collimators at 650 mm, 800 mm, and 1000 mm source to detector distance (SDD). The alanine OF measurements were corrected for volume averaging effects using the 3D dose distributions registered in polymer gel dosimeters. k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factors for the PinPoint microchamber and the diode dosimeters were calculated through comparison against corresponding polymer gel, EBT, alanine, and TLD results. Results: Experimental OF results are presented for the array of dosimetric systems used. The PinPoint microchamber was found to underestimate small field OFs, and a k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factor ranging from 1.127 {+-} 0.022 (for the 5 mm iris collimator) to 1.004 {+-} 0.010 (for the 15 mm iris collimator) was determined at the reference SDD of 800 mm. The PinPoint k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factor was also found to increase with decreasing SDD; k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} values equal to 1.220 {+-} 0.028 and 1.077 {+-} 0.016 were obtained for the 5 mm iris collimator at 650 mm and 1000 mm SDD, respectively. On the contrary, diode detectors were found to overestimate small field OFs and a correction factor equal to 0.973 {+-} 0.006, 0.954 {+-} 0.006, 0.937 {+-} 0.007, and 0.964 {+-} 0.006 was measured for the PTW-60017, -60012, -60008 and the EDGE diode detectors, respectively, for the 5 mm iris collimator at 800 mm SDD. The corresponding correction factors for the 15 mm iris collimator were found equal to 0.997 {+-} 0.010, 0.994 {+-} 0.009, 0.988 {+-} 0.010, and 0.986 {+-} 0.010, respectively. No correlation of the diode k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factors with SDD was observed. Conclusions: This work demonstrates an experimental procedure for the determination of the k{sub Q{sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n,Q{sub m{sub s{sub r}{sup f{sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n},f{sub m}{sub s}{sub r}}}}}}}}} correction factors required to obtain small field OF results of increased accuracy.

Pantelis, E.; Moutsatsos, A.; Zourari, K.; Petrokokkinos, L.; Sakelliou, L.; Kilby, W.; Antypas, C.; Papagiannis, P.; Karaiskos, P.; Georgiou, E.; Seimenis, I. [Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias, 115 27 Athens (Greece) and CyberKnife Center, Iatropolis-MagnitikiTomografia, 54-56 Ethnikis-Antistaseos, 152 31 Athens (Greece); Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias, 115 27 Athen (Greece); Nuclear and Particle Physics Section, Physics Department, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, Ilisia, 157 71 Athens (Greece); Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, California 94089 (United States); 1st Department of Radiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Vas. Sophias, 115 28 Athens (Greece) and CyberKnife Center, Iatropolis-MagnitikiTomografia, 54-56 Ethnikis-Antistaseos, 152 31 Athens (Greece); Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias, 115 27 Athens (Greece); Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 2nd Building of Preclinical Section, University Campus, 68100 Alexandroupolis (Greece)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and structural investigation of the compounds containing HF{sub 2}{sup -} anions: Ca(HF{sub 2}){sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}F{sub 4}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}){sub 3} and Pb{sub 2}F{sub 2}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6})  

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Three new compounds Ca(HF{sub 2}){sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}F{sub 4}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}){sub 3} and Pb{sub 2}F{sub 2}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}) were obtained in the system metal(II) fluoride and anhydrous HF (aHF) acidified with excessive PF{sub 5}. The obtained polymeric solids are slightly soluble in aHF and they crystallize out of their aHF solutions. Ca(HF{sub 2}){sub 2} was prepared by simply dissolving CaF{sub 2} in a neutral aHF. It represents the second known compound with homoleptic HF environment of the central atom besides Ba(H{sub 3}F{sub 4}){sub 2}. The compounds Ba{sub 4}F{sub 4}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}){sub 3} and Pb{sub 2}F{sub 2}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}) represent two additional examples of the formation of a polymeric zigzag ladder or ribbon composed of metal cation and fluoride anion (MF{sup +}){sub n} besides PbF(AsF{sub 6}), the first isolated compound with such zigzag ladder. The obtained new compounds were characterized by X-ray single crystal diffraction method and partly by Raman spectroscopy. Ba{sub 4}F{sub 4}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}){sub 3} crystallizes in a triclinic space group P1-bar with a=4.5870(2) A, b=8.8327(3) A, c=11.2489(3) A, {alpha}=67.758(9){sup o}, {beta}=84.722(12), {gamma}=78.283(12){sup o}, V=413.00(3) A{sup 3} at 200 K, Z=1 and R=0.0588. Pb{sub 2}F{sub 2}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}) at 200 K: space group P1-bar , a=4.5722(19) A, b=4.763(2) A, c=8.818(4) A, {alpha}=86.967(10){sup o}, {beta}=76.774(10){sup o}, {gamma}=83.230(12){sup o}, V=185.55(14) A{sup 3}, Z=1 and R=0.0937. Pb{sub 2}F{sub 2}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}) at 293 K: space group P1-bar, a=4.586(2) A, b=4.781(3) A, c=8.831(5) A, {alpha}=87.106(13){sup o}, {beta}=76.830(13){sup o}, {gamma}=83.531(11){sup o}, V=187.27(18) A{sup 3}, Z=1 and R=0.072. Ca(HF{sub 2}){sub 2} crystallizes in an orthorhombic Fddd space group with a=5.5709(6) A, b=10.1111(9) A, c=10.5945(10) A, V=596.77(10) A{sup 3} at 200 K, Z=8 and R=0.028. - Graphical abstract: Three new compounds Ca(HF{sub 2}){sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}F{sub 4}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}){sub 3} and Pb{sub 2}F{sub 2}(HF{sub 2})(PF{sub 6}) were obtained in the system metal(II) fluoride and anhydrous HF acidified with excessive PF{sub 5} and characterized by X-ray single crystal diffraction method and partly by Raman spectroscopy. Ca(HF{sub 2}){sub 2} represents the second known compound with homoleptic HF{sub 2}{sup -} environment of the central atom. Display Omitted.

Bunic, Tina; Tramsek, Melita [Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Goreshnik, Evgeny [Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)], E-mail: evgeny.goreshnik@ijs.si; Zemva, Boris [Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)], E-mail: boris.zemva@ijs.si

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of the magnetic phase transition on the charge transport in layered semiconductor ferromagnets TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} crystals were synthesized by solid-state reaction. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} compounds crystallize in the hexagonal crystal system with lattice parameters a = 3.538 A, c = 21.962 A, c/a {approx} 6.207, z = 3; a = 3.6999 A, c = 22.6901 A, c/a {approx} 6.133, z = 3; and X-ray densities {rho}{sub x} = 6.705 and 6.209 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively. Magnetic and electric studies in a temperature range of 77-400 K showed that TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} are semiconductor ferromagnets. Rather large deviations of the experimental effective magnetic moment of TlCrS{sub 2} (3.26 {mu}{sub B}) and TlCrSe{sub 2} (3.05 {mu}{sub B}) from the theoretical one (3.85 {mu}{sub B}) are attributed to two-dimensional magnetic ordering in the paramagnetic region of strongly layered ferromagnets TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2}. The effect of the magnetic phase's transition on the charge transport in TlCrS{sub 2} and TlCrSe{sub 2} is detected.

Veliyev, R. G.; Sadikhov, R. Z.; Kerimova, E. M., E-mail: ekerimova@physics.ab.az; Asadov, Yu. G.; Jabbarov, A. I. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum cascade laser investigations of CH{sub 4} and C{sub 2}H{sub 2} interconversion in hydrocarbon/H{sub 2} gas mixtures during microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of diamond  

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CH{sub 4} and C{sub 2}H{sub 2} molecules (and their interconversion) in hydrocarbon/rare gas/H{sub 2} gas mixtures in a microwave reactor used for plasma enhanced diamond chemical vapor deposition (CVD) have been investigated by line-of-sight infrared absorption spectroscopy in the wavenumber range of 1276.5-1273.1 cm{sup -1} using a quantum cascade laser spectrometer. Parameters explored include process conditions [pressure, input power, source hydrocarbon, rare gas (Ar or Ne), input gas mixing ratio], height (z) above the substrate, and time (t) after addition of hydrocarbon to a pre-existing Ar/H{sub 2} plasma. The line integrated absorptions so obtained have been converted to species number densities by reference to the companion two-dimensional (r,z) modeling of the CVD reactor described in Mankelevich et al. [J. Appl. Phys. 104, 113304 (2008)]. The gas temperature distribution within the reactor ensures that the measured absorptions are dominated by CH{sub 4} and C{sub 2}H{sub 2} molecules in the cool periphery of the reactor. Nonetheless, the measurements prove to be of enormous value in testing, tensioning, and confirming the model predictions. Under standard process conditions, the study confirms that all hydrocarbon source gases investigated (methane, acetylene, ethane, propyne, propane, and butane) are converted into a mixture dominated by CH{sub 4} and C{sub 2}H{sub 2}. The interconversion between these two species is highly dependent on the local gas temperature and the H atom number density, and thus on position within the reactor. CH{sub 4}->C{sub 2}H{sub 2} conversion occurs most efficiently in an annular shell around the central plasma (characterized by 1400CH{sub 4} is favored in the more distant regions where T{sub gas}C{sub 2}H{sub 2} conversion, whereas the reverse C{sub 2}H{sub 2}->CH{sub 4} process only requires H atoms to drive the reactions; H atoms are not consumed by the overall conversion.

Ma Jie; Cheesman, Andrew; Ashfold, Michael N. R. [School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS (United Kingdom); Hay, Kenneth G.; Wright, Stephen; Langford, Nigel; Duxbury, Geoffrey [Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Building, 107 Rottenrow, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom); Mankelevich, Yuri A. [Skobel'tsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemically deposited Bi[sub 2]S[sub 3]-Cu[sub x]S solar control coatings  

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Solar control characteristics are described for chemically deposited thin film coatings consisting of an initial layer of Bi[sub 2]S[sub 3] film of [approximately] 0.05 [mu]m thickness deposited at room temperature (25 C) for 45-76 min from baths containing bismuth nitrate, triethanolamine (TEA) and thioacetamide and a Cu[sub x]S thin film of 0.1-0.25 [mu]m thickness deposited either at room temperature, for 3-6 h, or at 50 C, for 1-2 h using baths consisting of copper(II) chloride, TEA, thioureau (TU), NaOH and NH[sub 3](aq). Air annealing of these films at 150 C for 30 min yield well-desired solar control characteristics: sheet resistance in a range which signifies a low thermal emittance; integrated transmittance of 15-32% in the visible region and 11-22% in the near-infrared region; integrated transmittance of [approximately]13-25% for solar radiation and a range of shades in reflected daylight. Using a mathematical model, the solar control performance of these coatings in a 6 mm sheet glass is predicted for an architectural window in a tropical location showing that solar radiation rejection of [approximately] 50% is obtainable for a integrated transmittance of 17%.

Nair, M.T.S.; Alvarez-Garcia, G.; Estrada-Gasca, C.A.; Nair, P.K. (Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelos (Mexico))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of U.sub.3 O.sub.8  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for the preparation of U.sub.3 O.sub.8 nuclear fuel material by direct precipitation of uranyl formate monohydrate from uranyl nitrate solution. The uranyl formate monohydrate precipitate is removed, dried and calcined to produce U.sub.3 O.sub.8 having a controlled particle size distribution.

Johnson, David R. (Aiken, SC)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional air quality in the four corners studys region: modeling approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional Eulerian air pollutant transport model was used in an air quality study of the Four Corners region conducted for the National Commission on Air Quality. The regional modeling methodology and some sample results from the regional air quality analysis are presented. One major advantage of the regional transport model that was employed is that its solution involves the calculation of transfer coefficients that relate emissions to ambient concentrations and deposition and which can be used repeatedly to evaluate alternative scenarios and regulatory policies which represent different emission source configurations. The regional transport model was used in the calculation of the concentration and deposition of SO/sub 2/, SO/sub 4/, and primary fine particulates; and these estimates were used as inputs to regional atmospheric visibility and mass budget calculations. Previous studies have shown that the methods used in the regional air quality analysis give good agreement when comparing observed and estimated values.

Nochumson, D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photodissociation of van der Waals clusters of isoprene with oxygen, C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2}, in the wavelength range 213-277 nm  

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The speed and angular distribution of O atoms arising from the photofragmentation of C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2}, the isoprene-oxygen van der Waals complex, in the wavelength region of 213-277 nm has been studied with the use of a two-color dissociation-probe method and the velocity map imaging technique. Dramatic enhancement in the O atoms photo-generation cross section in comparison with the photodissociation of individual O{sub 2} molecules has been observed. Velocity map images of these 'enhanced' O atoms consisted of five channels, different in their kinetic energy, angular distribution, and wavelength dependence. Three channels are deduced to be due to the one-quantum excitation of the C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2} complex into the perturbed Herzberg III state ({sup 3}{Delta}{sub u}) of O{sub 2}. This excitation results in the prompt dissociation of the complex giving rise to products C{sub 5}H{sub 8}+O+O when the energy of exciting quantum is higher than the complex photodissociation threshold, which is found to be 41740 {+-} 200 cm{sup -1} (239.6{+-}1.2 nm). This last threshold corresponds to the photodissociation giving rise to an unexcited isoprene molecule. The second channel, with threshold shifted to the blue by 1480 {+-} 280 cm{sup -1}, corresponds to dissociation with formation of rovibrationally excited isoprene. A third channel was observed at wavelengths up to 243 nm with excitation below the upper photodissociation threshold. This channel is attributed to dissociation with the formation of a bound O atom C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2}+hv{yields} C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2}({sup 3}{Delta}{sub u}) {yields} C{sub 5}H{sub 8}O + O and/or to dissociation of O{sub 2} with borrowing of the lacking energy from incompletely cooled complex internal degrees of freedom C{sub 5}H{sub 8}{sup *}-O{sub 2}+hv{yields} C{sub 5}H{sub 8}{sup *}-O{sub 2}({sup 3}{Delta}{sub u}) {yields} C{sub 5}H{sub 8}+ O + O. The kinetic energy of the O atoms arising in two other observed channels corresponds to O atoms produced by photodissociation of molecular oxygen in the excited a {sup 1}{Delta}{sub g} and b {sup 1}{Sigma}{sub g}{sup +} singlet states as the precursors. This indicates the formation of singlet oxygen O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}{Delta}{sub g}) and O{sub 2}(b {sup 1}{Sigma}{sub g}{sup +}) after excitation of the C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2} complex. Cooperative excitation of the complex with a simultaneous change of the spin of both partners {sup 1}X-{sup 3}O{sub 2}+h{nu}{yields}{sup 3}X-{sup 1}O{sub 2}{yields}{sup 3}X +{sup 1}O{sub 2} is suggested as a source of singlet oxygen O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}{Delta}{sub g}) and O{sub 2}(b {sup 1}{Sigma}{sub g}{sup +}). This cooperative excitation is in agreement with little or no vibrational excitation of O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}{Delta}{sub g}), produced from the C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2} complex as studied in the current paper as well as from the C{sub 3}H{sub 6}-O{sub 2} and CH{sub 3}I-O{sub 2} complexes reported in our previous paper [Baklanov et al., J. Chem. Phys. 126, 124316 (2007)]. The formation of O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}{Delta}{sub g}) from C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2} was observed at {lambda}{sub pump}= 213-277 nm with the yield going down towards the long wavelength edge of this interval. This spectral profile is interpreted as the red-side wing of the band of a cooperative transition {sup 1}X-{sup 3}O{sub 2}+h{nu}{yields}{sup 3}X(T{sub 2})-{sup 1}O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}{Delta}{sub g}) in the C{sub 5}H{sub 8}-O{sub 2} complex.

Vidma, Konstantin V.; Frederix, Pim W. J. M.; Parker, David H. [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands); Baklanov, Alexey V. [Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Institutskaja Street 3, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation) and Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova street 2, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation)

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CAPITAL REGION  

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

t 09/20/07 15:28 FAX 301 903 4656 t 09/20/07 15:28 FAX 301 903 4656 CAPITAL REGION 0 j002 SDOE F 1325.8 (8-89) EFG (0790) Energy United States Government Department of Energy Memorandum DATE. September 18, 2007 Audit Report No.: OAS-L-07-23 REPLY TO: IG-34 (A07TG036) SUBJECT: Evaluation of "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Cyber Security Program-2007" TO: Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The purpose of this report is to inform you of the results o Four evaluation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) cyber security program. The evaluation was initiated in May 2007, and our fieldwork was conducted through September 2007. Our methodology is described in the attachment to this report. . INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Commission reports that it is constantly improving thl stability, reliability, and

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VO.sub.2 precipitates for self-protected optical surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for forming crystallographically coherent precipitates of vanadium dioxide in the near-surface region of sapphire and the resulting product is disclosed. Ions of vanadium and oxygen are stoichiometrically implanted into a sapphire substrate (Al.sub.2 O.sub.3), and subsequently annealed to form vanadium dioxide precipitates in the substrate. The embedded VO.sub.2 precipitates, which are three-dimensionally oriented with respect to the crystal axes of the Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 host lattice, undergo a first-order monoclinic-to-tetragonal (and also semiconducting-to-metallic) phase transition at .about.77.degree. C. This transformation is accompanied by a significant variation in the optical transmission of the implanted region and results in the formation of an optically active, thermally "switchable" surface region on Al.sub.2 O.sub.3.

Gea, Laurence A. (Knoxville, TN); Boatner, Lynn A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VO{sub 2} precipitates for self-protected optical surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for forming crystallographically coherent precipitates of vanadium dioxide in the near-surface region of sapphire and the resulting product is disclosed. Ions of vanadium and oxygen are stoichiometrically implanted into a sapphire substrate (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), and subsequently annealed to form vanadium dioxide precipitates in the substrate. The embedded VO{sub 2} precipitates, which are three-dimensionally oriented with respect to the crystal axes of the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} host lattice, undergo a first-order monoclinic-to-tetragonal (and also semiconducting-to- metallic) phase transition at {minus}77 C. This transformation is accompanied by a significant variation in the optical transmission of the implanted region and results in the formation of an optically active, thermally switchable surface region on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

Gea, Laurence A.; Boatner, Lynn A.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storage Sub-committee  

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Storage Sub-committee Storage Sub-committee 2012 Work Plan Confidential 1 2012 Storage Subcommittee Work Plan * Report to Congress. (legislative requirement) - Review existing and projected research and funding - Review existing DOE, Arpa-e projects and the OE 5 year plan - Identify gaps and recommend additional topics - Outline distributed (review as group) * Develop and analysis of the need for large scale storage deployment (outline distributed again) * Develop analysis on regulatory issues especially valuation and cost recovery Confidential 2 Large Scale Storage * Problem Statement * Situation Today * Benefits Analysis * Policy Issues * Technology Gaps * Recommendations * Renewables Variability - Reserves and capacity requirements - Financial impacts - IRC Response to FERC NOI and update

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Recovery of CO/sub 2/ from flue gas  

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Within the Permian Basin geographic region, there are a variety of sources for CO/sub 2/ other than naturally occurring deposits. These sources can provide sufficient quantities of CO/sub 2/ for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects. The cost associated with pipelining CO/sub 2/ produced from natural sources into the Permian Basin is reported to be $1.50/MSCF or less. Therefore, flue gas sources result in higher CO/sub 2/ costs than natural deposits. However, these costs are within the pricing parameters for the normal CO/sub 2/ market place. The demand for flue gas CO/sub 2/ for EOR is seen to depend largely on the success of CO/sub 2/ floods and the relative price that can be applied to CO/sub 2/ based on the price of oil and the increases in domestic oil production and gas liquids that CO/sub 2/ can provide. Under current conditions, CO/sub 2/ has a value of ca $2.00/MSCF for EOR use.

Hyde, E.P.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

CF.sub.4 laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A CF.sub.4 laser for producing near 16 .mu.m radiation utilizing a line tunable CO.sub.2 laser as an optical pumping source. The device uses a cryogenically cooled optically pumped cell containing molecular CF.sub.4 gas. An optical resonant cavity formed around the optically pumped cell induces oscillations of near 16 .mu.m radiation from the .nu..sub.2 +.nu..sub.4 .fwdarw..nu..sub.2 transition in the molecular CF.sub.4 gas.

Wittig, Curt (Santa Monica, CA); Tiee, Joe J. (Los Angeles, CA)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between near infrared emission and bismuth radical species of Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-containing aluminoborate glass  

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A strong correlation between bismuth radical species and emission in the near infrared (NIR) region of SnO-doped bismuth-containing aluminoborate glass, (CaO-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-TiO{sub 2}) (CaBBAT), was observed. Since the activation energy of the NIR emission was similar to that of electron spin resonance signal, it is expected that bismuth radical species in the CaBBAT glass is an origin of the NIR emission. Compared to the observed emission spectra with energy diagram of previous data, we have confirmed that bismuth ion possessing low valence is the origin of broad emission in the NIR region.

Masai, Hirokazu; Takahashi, Yoshihiro; Fujiwara, Takumi [Department of Applied Physics, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Suzuki, Takenobu; Ohishi, Yasutake [Department of Future-Oriented Basic Science and Materials, Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511 (Japan)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron and X-ray diffraction studies on the high temperature phase of Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}, the new isostructural compound NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} and their mixed crystals Na{sub x}Mn{sub 4.5-x/2}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} (0{<=}x{<=}1)  

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This paper presents a detailed structure analysis (combined Rietveld analysis of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data as well as quantum mechanical calculations) of the high temperature phase of Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} (space group I4 Macron 2d). Special attention is directed to the analysis of the local coordination around Mn{sup 2+} ions or vacancies within a stella quadrangula configuration of anions. Furthermore, the new compound NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} is described as well as a range of mixed crystals between NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3} and Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2} (described by the formula Na{sub x}Mn{sub 4.5-x/2}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3}, 0{<=}x{<=}1) which were synthesized by a solid state route. All compounds were shown to be isostructural to the high temperature phase Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}. - Graphical abstract: The crystal structure of the new compound NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We present neutron and X-ray diffraction studies on high temperature-Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structural details of partly filled stellae quadrangulae positions are discussed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Refined structural parameters and theoretical calculations are compared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We investigate the mixed crystal system Mn{sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}-NaMn{sub 4}(VO{sub 4}){sub 3}.

Clemens, Oliver [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)] [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany); Haberkorn, Robert [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Anorganische Festkoerperchemie, Am Markt, Zeile 3, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)] [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Anorganische Festkoerperchemie, Am Markt, Zeile 3, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany); Springborg, Michael [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Campus B2 2, 66123 Saarbruecken (Germany)] [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Campus B2 2, 66123 Saarbruecken (Germany); Beck, Horst Philipp, E-mail: hp.beck@mx.uni-saarland.de [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie, Am Markt, Zeile 5, 66125 Saarbruecken (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Euro-Med Partnership and Sub Regionalism: A Case of Region Building?  

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and social liberalisation that makes transnational (asfree trade areas. Trade liberalisation within the Euro-investment, develop trade liberalisation, contain population

Calleya, Stephen C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-ordered State in the Anisotropic Haldane-gap Antiferromagnet Ni(C<sub>5sub>D>14sub>N>2sub>)>2sub>N>3sub>(PF>6sub>)  

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Neutron diffraction experiments performed on the Haldane gap material Ni(C{sub 5}D{sub 14}N{sub 2}){sub 2}N{sub 3}(PF{sub 6}) in high magnetic fields applied at an angle to the principal anisotropy axes reveal two consecutive field-induced phase transitions. The low-field phase is the gapped Haldane state, while at high fields the system exhibits a three-dimensional long-range Neel order. In a peculiar phase found in intermediate fields only half of all the spin chains participate in the long-range ordering, while the other half remain disordered and gapped.

Zheludev, Andrey I [ORNL; Grenier, B. [CEA, Grenoble, France; Ressouche, E. [CEA, Grenoble, France; Regnault, L.-P. [CEA, Grenoble, France; Honda, Z. [Saitama University, Japan; Katsumada, K. [RIKEN, Japan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Region 9: Pacific Rim Region, Regional Sustainability Plan  

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REGION 9: PACIFIC RIM REGION REGION 9: PACIFIC RIM REGION Regional Sustainability Plan Presented by Ruth Cox Region 9 Regional Administrator Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) May 22 nd , 2013 REGION 9 INFORMATION MANAGE Federal space  36 million RSF in Region Nine * 173 owned buildings, 955 leased buildings * 100,000 Federal workers housed DESIGN & CONSTRUCT new Federal buildings $1.4 billion in FY12 capital construction projects $318 million in FY13 - Los Angeles Courthouse project PROVIDE PROCUREMENT LEADERSHIP across the Federal government  $1.24 billion in total GSA Schedule sales in FY12  $468 million to small businesses  34,000 fleet vehicles, 53% of which are Alternative Fuel Vehicles Pacific Rim Profile - CA, AZ, NV, HI

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He+O{sub 2}+H{sub 2}O plasmas as a source of reactive oxygen species  

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The effect of water in the chemistry of atmospheric-pressure He+O{sub 2} plasmas is studied by means of a comprehensive global model. Water enables the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) cocktails that are rich not only in O, O{sub 2}*, and O{sub 3} but also in OH and H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. Due to its polar nature, water also leads to cluster formation, possibly affecting the plasma dynamics. Since the lifetime of many of the ROS is short, the plasma chemistry plays two roles: (i) direct interaction with superficial cells and (ii) triggering of a secondary chemistry that propagates the plasma treatment to regions away from the plasma-surface interface.

Liu, D. X.; Wang, X. H.; Rong, M. Z. [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 28 Xianning West Road, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, 710049 (China); Iza, F. [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU (United Kingdom); Kong, M. G. [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 28 Xianning West Road, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, 710049 (China); Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU (United Kingdom)

2011-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of carbon taxes or allowances on the electric generation market in the Ohio and ECAR region  

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The North American electricity grid is separated into 11 regional reliability councils, collectively called the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). The East Central Area Reliability Coordination Agreement (ECAR) is the reliability council that covers Ohio and Indiana, along with parts of Kentucky, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ohio and the rest of the ECAR region rely more heavily on coal-fired generation than any other US region. The purpose of this report is to study the effect of carbon reduction policies on the cost and price of generation in the ECAR region, with an emphasis on Ohio. In order to do that, the author modeled the possible electric generation system for the ECAR and Ohio region for the year 2010 using a model developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory called the Oak Ridge Competitive Electric Dispatch model (ORCED). He let the model optimize the system based on various factors and carbon reduction policies to understand their impact. He then used the electricity prices and assumed demand elasticities to change the demands while also requiring all power plants to be profitable. The author discusses the different potential policies for carbon reduction and issues involving a restructured market; describes the model used for this analysis, the ECAR electricity sector, and the establishment of a base case; and describes the results of applying various carbon emission reduction approaches to the region. 14 figs., 5 tabs.

Hadley, S.W.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION REGION I  

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REGION I REGION I 475 ALLENDALE ROAD KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA 194061415 Docket No. 040-07123 JUL. 19 '996 License No. SUB-748 (Retired) United States -Department of Energy O ffice of EnvironmentalRestoration ATTN: W. Alexander Williams, Ph.D. EM-241 Cloverleaf Building 19901 Germantown Road Germantown, Maryland 20874-1290 SUBJECT: NL INDUSTRIES, ALBANY, NEW YORK Dear Dr. Williams: We are aware that DOE is responsible for the former National Lead Company (NL Industries) facility near Albany, New York. During a recent review of retired AEC License No. SUB-748, we found records which provide additional information concerning the use of source material at the facility. Copies of AEC documents which describe activities at that facility are enclosed. License No. SUB-00748 authorized possession of 38,000 pounds of uranium during

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Characterization of photoluminescent (Y{sub 1{minus}x}Eu{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 3} thin-films prepared by metallorganic chemical vapor deposition  

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Europium doped yttrium oxide, (Y{sub 1{minus}x}Eu{sub x}){sub 2}O{sub 3}, thin-films were deposited on silicon and sapphire substrates by metallorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The films were grown in a MOCVD chamber reacting yttrium and europium tris(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5,-heptanedionates) precursors in an oxygen atmosphere at low pressures (5 Torr) and low substrate temperatures (500--700 C). The films deposited at 500 C were flat and composed of nanocrystalline regions of cubic Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, grown in a textured [100] or [110] orientation to the substrate surface. Films deposited at 600 C developed from the flat, nanocrystalline morphology into a plate-like growth morphology oriented in the [111] with increasing deposition time. Monoclinic Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} was observed in x-ray diffraction for deposition temperatures {ge}600 C on both (111) Si and (001) sapphire substrates. This was also confirmed by the photoluminescent emission spectra.

McKittrick, J.; Bacalski, C.F.; Hirata, G.A. [Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States); Hubbard, K.M.; Pattillo, S.G.; Salazar, K.V.; Trkula, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epitaxial Fe{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}O{sub 4} films from magnetite to ulvspinel by pulsed laser deposition  

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Epitaxial films along the Fe{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}O{sub 4} (titanomagnetite) compositional series from pure end-members magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) to ulvspinel (Fe{sub 2}TiO{sub 4}) were successfully grown by pulsed laser deposition on MgO(100) substrates. Spectroscopic characterization including high resolution x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and synchrotron-based x-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism consistently shows that Ti(IV) substitutes for Fe(III) in the inverse spinel lattice with a proportional increase in lattice Fe(II) concentration. No evidence of Ti interstitials, spinodal decomposition, or secondary phases was found in the bulk of the grown films. At the uppermost few nanometers of the Ti-bearing film surfaces, evidence suggests that Fe(II) is susceptible to facile oxidation, and that an associated lower Fe/Ti ratio in this region is consistent with surface compositional incompleteness or alteration to a titanomaghemite-like composition and structure. The surface of these films nonetheless appear to remain highly ordered and commensurate with the underlying structure despite facile oxidation, a surface condition that is found to be reversible to some extent by heating in low oxygen environments.

Droubay, T.C.; Pearce, C.I.; Ilton, E.S.; Engelhard, M.H.; Engelhard, M.H.; Heald, S.M.; Arenholz, E.; Rosso, K.M.

2011-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Transfer between the cesium 6 {sup 2}P{sub 1/2} and 6 {sup 2}P{sub 3/2} levels induced by collisions with H{sub 2}, HD, D{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}, CF{sub 4}, and C{sub 2}F{sub 6}  

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The cross sections of spin-orbit energy exchange between the cesium 6 {sup 2}P{sub 1/2}{r_reversible}6 {sup 2}P{sub 3/2} states induced by collisions with N{sub 2}, H{sub 2}, HD, D{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}, CF{sub 4}, and C{sub 2}F{sub 6} were obtained for pressures less than 100 Torr at room temperature by means of steady-state laser-induced fluorescence techniques. The spin-orbit energy exchange rate with N{sub 2}, H{sub 2}, HD, D{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}, CF{sub 4}, and C{sub 2}F{sub 6}, have been measured as {sigma}{sub 21}(6 {sup 2}P{sub 3/2}{yields}6 {sup 2}P{sub 1/2})= 16.3, 34.1, 30.0, 22.7, 21.4, 65.6, 64.8, and 137 A{sup 2} and {sigma}{sub 12}(6 {sup 2}P{sub 1/2}{yields}6 {sup 2}P{sub 3/2})= 1.8, 4.4, 4.1, 3.0, 2.9, 13.3, 9.7, and 16.3 A{sup 2}, respectively. Correlations of the spin-orbit transfer probabilities with rotational-energy defect and vibrational-energy defect have been shown.

Pitz, Greg A.; Fox, Charles D.; Perram, Glen P. [Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Labs, 3550 Aberdeen Ave. SE, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States); Department of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, WPAFB, Ohio 45433-7765 (United States)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New oxyfluoride glass with high fluorine content and laser patterning of nonlinear optical BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} single crystal line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new oxyfluoride glass of 50BaF{sub 2}-25Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-25B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (mol. %) with a large fraction of fluorine, i.e., F/(F + O) = 0.4, was prepared using a conventional melt-quenching method in order to synthesize new glass-ceramics containing nonlinear optical oxyfluoride crystals. The refractive index at 632.8 nm and ultra-violet cutoff wavelength of the glass were 1.564 and {approx}200 nm, respectively. Eu{sup 3+} ions in the glass showed a high quantum yield of 88% in the photoluminescence spectrum in the visible region. BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} crystals (size: 50-100 nm) showing second harmonic generations were formed through the crystallization of the glass. Lines consisting of BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} crystals were patterned successfully on the glass surface by laser irradiations (Yb:YVO{sub 4} laser with a wavelength of 1080 nm, laser power of 1.1 W, scanning speed of 8 {mu}m/s). High resolution transmission electron microscope observations combined with a focused ion beam technique indicate that BaAlBO{sub 3}F{sub 2} crystals are highly oriented just like a single crystal. The present study proposes that the new oxyfluoride glass and glass-ceramics prepared have a high potential for optical device applications.

Shionozaki, K.; Honma, T.; Komatsu, T. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooperative Ordering of Gapped and Gapless Spin Networks in Cu<sub>2sub>Fe>2sub>Ge>4sub>O>13sub>  

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The unusual magnetic properties of a novel low-dimensional quantum ferrimagnet Cu{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}Ge{sub 4}O{sub 13} are studied using bulk methods, neutron diffraction, and inelastic neutron scattering. It is shown that this material can be described in terms of two low-dimensional quantum spin subsystems, one gapped and the other gapless, characterized by two distinct energy scales. Long-range magnetic ordering observed at low temperatures is a cooperative phenomenon caused by weak coupling of these two spin networks.

Masuda, Takatsugu [ORNL; Zheludev, Andrey I [ORNL; Grenier, B. [CEA, Grenoble, France; Imai, S. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Uchinokura, K. [RIKEN, Japan; Ressouche, E. [CEA, Grenoble, France; Park, S. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-micron filter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Aluminum hydroxide fibers approximately 2 nanometers in diameter and with surface areas ranging from 200 to 650 m.sup.2/g have been found to be highly electropositive. When dispersed in water they are able to attach to and retain electronegative particles. When combined into a composite filter with other fibers or particles they can filter bacteria and nano size particulates such as viruses and colloidal particles at high flux through the filter. Such filters can be used for purification and sterilization of water, biological, medical and pharmaceutical fluids, and as a collector/concentrator for detection and assay of microbes and viruses. The alumina fibers are also capable of filtering sub-micron inorganic and metallic particles to produce ultra pure water. The fibers are suitable as a substrate for growth of cells. Macromolecules such as proteins may be separated from each other based on their electronegative charges.

Tepper, Frederick (Sanford, FL); Kaledin, Leonid (Port Orange, FL)

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron diffraction study of monoclinic brannerite-type CoV{sub 2}O{sub 6}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variable-temperature powder neutron diffraction study of the monoclinic brannerite-type CoV{sub 2}O{sub 6} (space group C2/m, a=9.2531(2), b=3.5040(1), c=6.6201(1) A and {beta}=111.617(1) Degree-Sign at 300 K) is reported. No structural transition is observed down to 4 K, but a magnetostriction accompanying antiferromagnetic order at T{sub N}=15 K is discovered. Antiferromagnetic order observed below T{sub N} has an a Multiplication-Sign b Multiplication-Sign 2c supercell in which Co{sup 2+} moments of magnitude 4.77(4) {mu}{sub B} at 4 K lie in the ac plane and are ferromagnetically coupled within chains of edge-sharing CoO{sub 6} octahedra parallel to b. Ferromagnetic chains are coupled antiferromagnetically to neighbouring chains in the a and c directions, and a model for the interchain order in the reported 1/3 magnetization plateau region is proposed. - Graphical abstract: Antiferromagnetic order of Co{sup 2+} moments in monoclinic brannerite type CoV2O6 results in a magnetostriction at the 15 K Neel transition. An alternative coupling between ferromagnetic chains is proposed to account for a 1/3 magnetization plateau in this material. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Variable-temperature powder neutron diffraction study of the monoclinic brannerite-type CoV{sub 2}O{sub 6} is reported. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetostriction accompanying antiferromagnetic order at T{sub N}=15 K in monoclinic CoV{sub 2}O{sub 6} is discovered. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Antiferromagnetic order in a Multiplication-Sign b Multiplication-Sign 2c supercell of CoV{sub 2}O{sub 6} is determined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Model for spin order in the reported 1/3 magnetization plateau of CoV{sub 2}O{sub 6} is proposed.

Markkula, Mikael; Arevalo-Lopez, Angel M. [Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ (United Kingdom); Paul Attfield, J., E-mail: j.p.attfield@ed.ac.uk [Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ (United Kingdom)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and optical properties of a noncentrosymmetric borate RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}  

SciTech Connect

A new noncentrosymmetric borate, RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} (abbreviated as RSBO), has been grown from Rb{sub 2}O--B{sub 2}O{sub 3}--RbF flux and its crystal structure was determined by single crystal x-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in space group Ama2 with cell parameters of a=11.128(10) A, b=12.155(15) A, c=6.952(7) A, Z=4. The basic structural units are isolated planar BO{sub 3} groups. Second harmonic generation (SHG) test of the title compound by the Kurtz-Perry method shows that RSBO can be phase matchable with an effective SHG coefficient about two-thirds as large as that of KH{sub 2}PO{sub 4} (KDP). Finally, based on the anionic group approximation, the optical properties of the title compound are compared with those of the structure-related apatite-like compounds with the formula 'A{sub 5}(TO{sub n}){sub 3}X'. - Graphical abstract: RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} and some other borate NLO compounds, namely Ca{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}F RCa{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}O (R=Y or Gd) and Na{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} can be viewed as the derivatives of apatite. They have similar formula composed of five cations and three anion groups (we call them 5/3 structures). The detailed SHG coefficients and optical properties of the apatite-like NLO crystals were compared and summarized. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new noncentrosymmetric borate RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} was grown from flux. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} can be viewed as a derivative of the apatite-like structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The structure and its relationship to the optical properties of RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} are compared with other NLO crystals with apatite-like structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The basic structural units are the planar BO{sub 3} groups in the structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Second harmonic generation (SHG) test shows that RbSr{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} can be phase matchable with an effective SHG coefficient about two-thirds as large as that of KH{sub 2}PO{sub 4}.

Xia, M.J. [Beijing Center for Crystal Research and Development, Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Li, R.K., E-mail: rkli@mail.ipc.ac.cn [Beijing Center for Crystal Research and Development, Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

127

Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

128

Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

129

Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) | Open  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to

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TURBULENT CONVECTION MODEL IN THE OVERSHOOTING REGION. II. THEORETICAL ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

Turbulent convection models (TCMs) are thought to be good tools to deal with the convective overshooting in the stellar interior. However, they are too complex to be applied to calculations of stellar structure and evolution. In order to understand the physical processes of the convective overshooting and to simplify the application of TCMs, a semi-analytic solution is necessary. We obtain the approximate solution and asymptotic solution of the TCM in the overshooting region, and find some important properties of the convective overshooting. (1) The overshooting region can be partitioned into three parts: a thin region just outside the convective boundary with high efficiency of turbulent heat transfer, a power-law dissipation region of turbulent kinetic energy in the middle, and a thermal dissipation area with rapidly decreasing turbulent kinetic energy. The decaying indices of the turbulent correlations k, u{sub r}'T'-bar, and T'T'-bar are only determined by the parameters of the TCM, and there is an equilibrium value of the anisotropic degree {omega}. (2) The overshooting length of the turbulent heat flux u{sub r}'T'-bar is about 1H{sub k} (H{sub k} = |dr/dln k|). (3) The value of the turbulent kinetic energy at the convective boundary k{sub C} can be estimated by a method called the maximum of diffusion. Turbulent correlations in the overshooting region can be estimated by using k{sub C} and exponentially decreasing functions with the decaying indices.

Zhang, Q. S.; Li, Y., E-mail: zqs@ynao.ac.cn, E-mail: ly@ynao.ac.cn [National Astronomical Observatories/Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming 650011 (China)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Josephson junctions in high-T/sub c/ superconductors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention includes a high T/sub c/ Josephson sperconducting junction as well as the method and apparatus which provides the junction by application of a closely controlled and monitored electrical discharge to a microbridge region connecting two portions of a superconducting film.

Falco, C.M.; Lee, T.W.

1981-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Li{sub 1+x}(Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9}){sub 1-x}O{sub 2} cathode materials for vehicle battery applications.  

SciTech Connect

Li{sub 1+x}(Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9}){sub 1-x}O{sub 2} with two lithium content (x = 0 and 0.05) has been synthesized using coprecipitated (Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9})(OH){sub 2} and their electrochemical properties have been investigated. Compared with the x = 0 material, the lithium-rich material (x = 0.05) exhibited superior electrochemical properties. When cycled between 2.5 and 4.4 V, the Li/Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} cells showed high first-cycle coulombic efficiency (93%), reversible discharge capacity of 187 mAh/g at C/12 with 99% capacity retention after 40 cycles, and excellent rate performance (86% of C/12 rate at 5 C discharge current). The Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} electrode also showed a full-cell pulse power characteristics (5 C discharge pulse) comparable to Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Ni{sub 1/3}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} electrode and better thermal stability at charged state (4.4 V) than charged LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} (4.2 V). Using a battery design and cost model developed in-house, calculations found battery packs with Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} as the positive electrode to be of lower cost and higher energy density than those with LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} and Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Ni{sub 1/3}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} electrodes. The experimental and modeling results obtained in this work suggest Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 4/9}Co{sub 1/9}Ni{sub 4/9}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} to be a promising cathode material for vehicle battery applications.

Kang, S.-H.; Lu, W.; Gallagher, K. G.; Park, S.-H.; Pol, V. G. (Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical and spectroscopic investigations of the K{sub 2}SO{sub 4}-V{sub 2}O{sub 5} molten electrolyte  

SciTech Connect

The molten K{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/V{sub 2}O{sub 5} system has recently attracted interest due to its possible use as an electrolyte in an electrolytic SO{sub x} flue gas desulfurization process. A 60 mol % K{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/40 mol % V{sub 2}O{sub 5} molten salt mixture was tested for electrochemical activity to determine its propensity for sulfate transport. Results of cyclic voltammetry showed a high electrochemical activity due likely to the reduction and oxidation of bulk, as opposed to minor, species. Most reductions and oxidations did not conform to diffusion-limited theory, and indicated the presence of stripping reactions. By Raman spectroscopy V(V) polymers were identified in the melt consisting predominantly of VO{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}{sup 3{minus}} and VO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} units, while VO{sub 2}SO{sub 4}{sup {minus}} units were also detected. By reduction of the eutectic mixture with SO{sub 2} a V(IV) and a V(III) compound, most probably K{sub 4}(VO){sub 3}(SO{sub 4}){sub 5} and K{sub 3}V(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}, were isolated, as evidenced from infrared and electron spin resonance spectroscopy. These compounds might be involved in the electrochemically observed plating and stripping reactions.

Schmidt, D.; Winnick, J. [Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Chemical Engineering; Boghosian, S. [Univ. of Patras (Greece). Dept. of Chemical Engineering]|[Inst. of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, Patras (Greece); Fehrmann, R. [Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark). Dept. of Chemistry

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Combined SO sub 2 /NO sub x reduction technology  

SciTech Connect

Enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments and passage of state legislation leading to more stringent nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) regulations have fueled research and development efforts on technologies for the combined control of sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) and NO{sub x}. The integrated removal of both SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x}, in a single system can offer significant advantages over the use of several separate processes, including such factors as reduced system complexity, better operability, and lower costs. This paper reviews the status of a number of integrated flue-gas-cleanup (FGC) systems that have reached a significant stage of development, focusing on post-combustion processes that have been tested or are ready for testing at the pilot scale or larger. A brief process description, a summary of the development status and performance achieved to date, pending commercialization issues, and process economics (when available) are given for each technology.

Livengood, C.D.; Huang, H.S. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Markussen, J.M. (USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration  

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The Southwest Partnership on Carbon Sequestration completed its Phase I program in December 2005. The main objective of the Southwest Partnership Phase I project was to evaluate and demonstrate the means for achieving an 18% reduction in carbon intensity by 2012. Many other goals were accomplished on the way to this objective, including (1) analysis of CO{sub 2} storage options in the region, including characterization of storage capacities and transportation options, (2) analysis and summary of CO{sub 2} sources, (3) analysis and summary of CO{sub 2} separation and capture technologies employed in the region, (4) evaluation and ranking of the most appropriate sequestration technologies for capture and storage of CO{sub 2} in the Southwest Region, (5) dissemination of existing regulatory/permitting requirements, and (6) assessing and initiating public knowledge and acceptance of possible sequestration approaches. Results of the Southwest Partnership's Phase I evaluation suggested that the most convenient and practical ''first opportunities'' for sequestration would lie along existing CO{sub 2} pipelines in the region. Action plans for six Phase II validation tests in the region were developed, with a portfolio that includes four geologic pilot tests distributed among Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. The Partnership will also conduct a regional terrestrial sequestration pilot program focusing on improved terrestrial MMV methods and reporting approaches specific for the Southwest region. The sixth and final validation test consists of a local-scale terrestrial pilot involving restoration of riparian lands for sequestration purposes. The validation test will use desalinated waters produced from one of the geologic pilot tests. The Southwest Regional Partnership comprises a large, diverse group of expert organizations and individuals specializing in carbon sequestration science and engineering, as well as public policy and outreach. These partners include 21 state government agencies and universities, five major electric utility companies, seven oil, gas and coal companies, three federal agencies, the Navajo Nation, several NGOs, and the Western Governors Association. This group is continuing its work in the Phase II Validation Program, slated to conclude in 2009.

Brian McPherson

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

137

Method of preparing (CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiNSO and byproducts thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

(CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiNSO is produced by the reaction of ((CH.sub.3).sub.3 Si).sub.2 NH with SO.sub.2. Also produced in the reaction are ((CH.sub.3).sub.3 Si).sub.2 O and a new solid compound [NH.sub.4 ][(CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiOSO.sub.2 ]. Both (CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiNSO and [NH.sub.4 ][(CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiOSO.sub.2 ] have fluorescent properties. The reaction of the subject invention is used in a method of measuring the concentration of SO.sub.2 pollutants in gases. By the method, a sample of gas is bubbled through a solution of ((CH.sub.3).sub.3 Si).sub.2 NH, whereby any SO.sub.2 present in the gas will react to produce the two fluorescent products. The measured fluorescence of these products can then be used to calculate the concentration of SO.sub.2 in the original gas sample. The solid product [NH.sub.4 ][(CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiOSO.sub.2 ] may be used as a standard in solid state NMR spectroscopy.

Spicer, Leonard D. (Salt Lake City, UT); Bennett, Dennis W. (Clemson, SC); Davis, Jon F. (Salt Lake City, UT)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical and electronic properties of Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N thin films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N thin films with x=0, 0.26, 0.41, 0.58 and 1 were deposited on silicon (311) substrate by RF magnetron sputtering. The dielectric functions of these films were calculated by fitting measured reflectance spectra to the Drude-Lorentz model. The measured reflectance spectra exhibits a minimum in the visible region and this feature shifts to higher energy (shorter wavelength) with increase in x. The observed behavior can be modeled as the response of four Lorentz oscillators. The real part of the dielectric function is characterized by a screened plasma energy of 2.26 eV for x=0 which increased to 2.80 eV for x=0.58 in the Ti{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}N film.

Vasu, K.; Gopikrishnan, G. M.; Krishna, M. Ghanashyam; Padmanabhan, K. A. [School of Physics, Centre for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); School of Physics, Centre for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India); Centre for Nanotechnology, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

139

Single photon production {nu}{sub l}N{yields}{nu}{sub l}N{gamma} in neutrino-nucleon scattering  

SciTech Connect

The quasielastic charged current (CCQE) {nu}{sub e}n{yields}e{sup -}p scattering is the dominant mechanism to detect appearance of a {nu}{sub e} in an almost {nu}{sub {mu}} flux at the 1 GeV scale. Actual experiments show a precision below 1% and between less known background contributions, but necessary to constraint the event excess, we have the radiative corrections. A consistent model recently developed for the simultaneous description of elastic and radiative {pi}N scattering, pion-photoproduction and single pion production processes, both for charged and neutral current neutrino-nucleon scattering, is extended for the evaluation of the radiative {nu}{sub l}N{yields}{nu}{sub l}N{gamma} cross section. Our results are similar to a previous (but inconsistent) theoretical evaluation in the low energy region, and show an increment in the upper region where the {Delta} resonance becomes relevant.

Barbero, C.; Mariano, A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C. C. 67, 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen demand, production, and cost by region to 2050.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents an analysis of potential hydrogen (H{sub 2}) demand, production, and cost by region to 2050. The analysis was conducted to (1) address the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) request for regional H{sub 2} cost estimates that will be input to its energy modeling system and (2) identify key regional issues associated with the use of H{sub 2} that need further study. Hydrogen costs may vary substantially by region. Many feedstocks may be used to produce H{sub 2}, and the use of these feedstocks is likely to vary by region. For the same feedstock, regional variation exists in capital and energy costs. Furthermore, delivery costs are likely to vary by region: some regions are more rural than others, and so delivery costs will be higher. However, to date, efforts to comprehensively and consistently estimate future H{sub 2} costs have not yet assessed regional variation in these costs. To develop the regional cost estimates and identify regional issues requiring further study, we developed a H{sub 2} demand scenario (called 'Go Your Own Way' [GYOW]) that reflects fuel cell vehicle (FCV) market success to 2050 and allocated H{sub 2} demand by region and within regions by metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas. Because we lacked regional resource supply curves to develop our H{sub 2} production estimates, we instead developed regional H{sub 2} production estimates by feedstock by (1) evaluating region-specific resource availability for centralized production of H{sub 2} and (2) estimating the amount of FCV travel in the nonmetropolitan areas of each region that might need to be served by distributed production of H{sub 2}. Using a comprehensive H{sub 2} cost analysis developed by SFA Pacific, Inc., as a starting point, we then developed cost estimates for each H{sub 2} production and delivery method by region and over time (SFA Pacific, Inc. 2002). We assumed technological improvements over time to 2050 and regional variation in energy and capital costs. Although we estimate substantial reductions in H{sub 2} costs over time, our cost estimates are generally higher than the cost goals of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) hydrogen program. The result of our analysis, in particular, demonstrates that there may be substantial variation in H{sub 2} costs between regions: as much as $2.04/gallon gasoline equivalent (GGE) by the time FCVs make up one-half of all light-vehicle sales in the GYOW scenario (2035-2040) and $1.85/GGE by 2050 (excluding Alaska). Given the assumptions we have made, our analysis also shows that there could be as much as a $4.82/GGE difference in H{sub 2} cost between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas by 2050 (national average). Our national average cost estimate by 2050 is $3.68/GGE, but the average H{sub 2} cost in metropolitan areas in that year is $2.55/GGE and that in non-metropolitan areas is $7.37/GGE. For these estimates, we assume that the use of natural gas to produce H{sub 2} is phased out. This phase-out reflects the desire of DOE's Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies (OHFCIT) to eliminate reliance on natural gas for H{sub 2} production. We conducted a sensitivity run in which we allowed natural gas to continue to be used through 2050 for distributed production of H{sub 2} to see what effect changing that assumption had on costs. In effect, natural gas is used for 66% of all distributed production of H{sub 2} in this run. The national average cost is reduced to $3.10/GGE, and the cost in non-metropolitan areas is reduced from $7.37/GGE to $4.90, thereby reducing the difference between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas to $2.35/GGE. Although the cost difference is reduced, it is still substantial. Regional differences are similarly reduced, but they also remain substantial. We also conducted a sensitivity run in which we cut in half our estimate of the cost of distributed production of H{sub 2} from electrolysis (our highest-cost production method). In this run, our national average cost estimate is reduced even further, to

Singh, M.; Moore, J.; Shadis, W.; Energy Systems; TA Engineering, Inc.

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Hydrogen demand, production, and cost by region to 2050.  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an analysis of potential hydrogen (H{sub 2}) demand, production, and cost by region to 2050. The analysis was conducted to (1) address the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) request for regional H{sub 2} cost estimates that will be input to its energy modeling system and (2) identify key regional issues associated with the use of H{sub 2} that need further study. Hydrogen costs may vary substantially by region. Many feedstocks may be used to produce H{sub 2}, and the use of these feedstocks is likely to vary by region. For the same feedstock, regional variation exists in capital and energy costs. Furthermore, delivery costs are likely to vary by region: some regions are more rural than others, and so delivery costs will be higher. However, to date, efforts to comprehensively and consistently estimate future H{sub 2} costs have not yet assessed regional variation in these costs. To develop the regional cost estimates and identify regional issues requiring further study, we developed a H{sub 2} demand scenario (called 'Go Your Own Way' [GYOW]) that reflects fuel cell vehicle (FCV) market success to 2050 and allocated H{sub 2} demand by region and within regions by metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas. Because we lacked regional resource supply curves to develop our H{sub 2} production estimates, we instead developed regional H{sub 2} production estimates by feedstock by (1) evaluating region-specific resource availability for centralized production of H{sub 2} and (2) estimating the amount of FCV travel in the nonmetropolitan areas of each region that might need to be served by distributed production of H{sub 2}. Using a comprehensive H{sub 2} cost analysis developed by SFA Pacific, Inc., as a starting point, we then developed cost estimates for each H{sub 2} production and delivery method by region and over time (SFA Pacific, Inc. 2002). We assumed technological improvements over time to 2050 and regional variation in energy and capital costs. Although we estimate substantial reductions in H{sub 2} costs over time, our cost estimates are generally higher than the cost goals of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) hydrogen program. The result of our analysis, in particular, demonstrates that there may be substantial variation in H{sub 2} costs between regions: as much as $2.04/gallon gasoline equivalent (GGE) by the time FCVs make up one-half of all light-vehicle sales in the GYOW scenario (2035-2040) and $1.85/GGE by 2050 (excluding Alaska). Given the assumptions we have made, our analysis also shows that there could be as much as a $4.82/GGE difference in H{sub 2} cost between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas by 2050 (national average). Our national average cost estimate by 2050 is $3.68/GGE, but the average H{sub 2} cost in metropolitan areas in that year is $2.55/GGE and that in non-metropolitan areas is $7.37/GGE. For these estimates, we assume that the use of natural gas to produce H{sub 2} is phased out. This phase-out reflects the desire of DOE's Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies (OHFCIT) to eliminate reliance on natural gas for H{sub 2} production. We conducted a sensitivity run in which we allowed natural gas to continue to be used through 2050 for distributed production of H{sub 2} to see what effect changing that assumption had on costs. In effect, natural gas is used for 66% of all distributed production of H{sub 2} in this run. The national average cost is reduced to $3.10/GGE, and the cost in non-metropolitan areas is reduced from $7.37/GGE to $4.90, thereby reducing the difference between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas to $2.35/GGE. Although the cost difference is reduced, it is still substantial. Regional differences are similarly reduced, but they also remain substantial. We also conducted a sensitivity run in which we cut in half our estimate of the cost of distributed production of H{sub 2} from electrolysis (our highest-cost production method). In this run, our national average cost es

Singh, M.; Moore, J.; Shadis, W.; Energy Systems; TA Engineering, Inc.

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.

Devaney, Walter E. (Seattle, WA)

1987-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3}, a new lithium-rich fluorooxoborate  

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The new lithium fluorooxoborate, Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3}, is obtained by a solid state reaction from LiBO{sub 2} and LiBF{sub 4} at 553 K and crystallizes in the acentric orthorhombic space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} (no. 19) with the cell parameters a=4.8915(9), b=8.734(2), and c=12.301(2) A. Chains of fluorinated boroxine rings along the b axis consists of BO{sub 3} triangles and BO{sub 2}F{sub 2} as well as BO{sub 3}F tetrahedra. Mobile lithium ions are compensating the negative charge of the anionic chain, in which the fourfold coordinated boron atoms bear a negative formal charge. Annealing Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3} at temperatures above 573 K leads to conversion into Li{sub 2}B{sub 6}O{sub 9}F{sub 2}. The title compound is an ionic conductor with the highest ion conductivity among the hitherto know lithium fluorooxoborates, with conductivities of 1.6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -9} and 1.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8} S cm{sup -1} at 473 and 523 K, respectively. - Graphical abstract: Repetition unit of Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3} is the third member within the family of lithium fluorooxoborates. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It shows the highest lithium ion conductivity among them. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Chains of interconnected fluorinated boroxine rings run along the b axis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Acentric space group meets the requirement for second harmonic generation.

Pilz, Thomas; Nuss, Hanne [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Jansen, Martin, E-mail: M.Jansen@fkf.mpg.de [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, structural and electrochemical properties of electron beam evaporated V{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films  

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Vanadium pentoxide is one of the most promising cathode materials because it offers high energy density, low cost, low toxicity over the other cathode materials. Its layered and open structure makes this material in thin film form well suited for electro-chemical insertion reactions with the Li ions. In the present investigation, V{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films have been prepared by electron beam evaporation technique on gold coated silicon substrates maintained at a substrate temperature of 250 Degree-Sign C in an oxygen partial pressure of 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} mbar. The XRD patterns exhibited three predominant diffraction peaks corresponding to (200) (001) and (400) planes of orthorhombic phase of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} with P{sub mnm} space group. The electrochemical characteristics of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} thin films with thickness of 600 nm were examined in non-aqueous region. The film exhibited step wise discharge with two plateaus. The as-deposited film delivered a discharge capacity of 70 {mu}Ah/(cm{sup 2}-{mu}m) at a current density of 30 {mu}A/cm{sup 2}. Annealing of these films at 450 Degree-Sign C exhibited a better discharge capacity of 90 {mu}Ah/(cm{sup 2}-{mu}m).

Hussain, O. M.; Rosaiah, P. [Thin Film Laboratory, Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517 502 (India)

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Leakage from sub-national climate initiatives ?  

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This paper considers leakage from sub-national climate policies using Californias capand-trade program as a representative example. Our analysis is built on a global model of economic activity and energy systems that identifies 15 US regions and 15 regions in the rest of the world. As Californias cap-and-trade policy requires electricity importers to surrender emissions allowances, leakage depends on the ability of out-of-state generators to reconfigure transmission to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity supplied to California. If exporters can dispatch carbon-free electricity to California and carbon-intensive electricity is rerouted to other markets, leakage is 47 % of the decrease in emissions in California. If exporters are unable to adjust the carbon intensity of electricity supplied to California, as imported electricity is relatively carbon intensive, there is negative leakage to regions supplying electricity to California and the aggregate leakage rate is 5%. We also observe negative leakage to some regions due to changes in fossil fuel prices and that the impact of the trading of emissions permits between California and the EU depends on the ability of out-of-state generators to reconfigure electricity supply.

Justin Caron; Sebastian Rausch; Niven Winchester

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and structural analysis of amorphous SiO{sub x}N{sub y} films deposited at low temperatures  

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We establish, using a tetrahedral model, the bonding properties of amorphous silicon oxynitride (a-SiO{sub x}N{sub y}) films deposited at low temperatures (LTs) by electron-cyclotron resonance chemical-vapor deposition (ECRCVD) on several substrates and under various conditions of gas flows and total gas pressure in a dilute mixture of SiH{sub 4}+N{sub 2} in Ar. The atomic percentage of each tetrahedral unit incorporated in the film network is calculated from the deconvolution of the high-resolution x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectra in the Si 2p{sub 3/2} region and corroborated by the results obtained from both survey scans and the high-resolution XPS spectra in the N 1s region. The Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} phase is the most important one and the only bonding unit which is incorporated in all our LT ECRCVD SiO{sub x}N{sub y} films. The incorporation of all the other component tetrahedrons depends strongly on growth conditions. The threshold values of the N/Si atomic ratio for which intrinsic defects, such as Si-Si bonds, are not incorporated in the network depend on the O/Si ratio incorporated in the films, mainly due to the competition between oxygen and nitrogen atoms in their reaction with silicon dangling bonds. The effect of the total gas pressure on the atomic percentages of the oxidation states present in the LT ECRCVD SiO{sub x}N{sub y} films is qualitatively similar to the effect of the ion bombarding energy or the plasma density. O-N bonds are present only in samples having high amount of oxygen and nitrogen in their networks. For these films, our results show unambiguously the presence of the N-Si{sub 2}O tetrahedron and suggest that N-Si{sub 3-{nu}}O{sub {nu}} tetrahedrons with {nu}{>=}2 are not incorporated in their networks. A correlation is observed between the N-Si{sub 2}O and the Si-O{sub 3}(ON) tetrahedrons whose component peak is localized at (104.0{+-}0.2) eV in the Si 2p{sub 3/2} region of the XPS data, which suggests that both bonding units coexist in these films as some sort of complex bonding configuration.

Cova, P.; Poulin, S.; Masut, R.A. [Departmento de Fisica, Laboratorio de Simulacion de Dispositivos Semiconductores, Universidad de Oriente, Apartado 124, Cumana 6101, Sucre (Venezuela); Regroupement Quebecois sur les Materiaux de Pointe (RQMP) and Departement de Genie Physique, Ecole Polytechnique, C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7 (Canada)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrothermal synthesis and luminescent properties of NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphor  

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Pompon-like NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphors have been successfully prepared via a hydrothermal method using ammonia as pH value regulator. The hydrothermal process was carried out under aqueous condition without the use of any organic solvent, surfactant, and catalyst. The experimental results demonstrate that the obtained NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphor powders are single-phase scheelite structure with tetragonal symmetry. Moreover, the phosphor under the excitation of 390 and 456 nm exhibited blue emission (486 nm) and yellow emission (574 nm), corresponding to the {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} transition and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 13/2} transition of Dy{sup 3+} ions, respectively. In addition, the yellow-to-blue emission intensity ratio (Y/B) can be changed with the doped concentration of Dy{sup 3+} ions. All chromaticity coordinates of the obtained NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphors are located in the white-light region. The results indicate that this kind of phosphor may has potential applications in the fields of near UV-excited and blue-excited white LEDs. - Graphical abstract: It can be seen from the SEM images that a pompon-like shape was obtained with an average diameter of about 1 {mu}m, and it is composed of many nanoflakes. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pompon-like NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphors have been successfully prepared via a hydrothermal method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Blue emission at 486 nm and yellow emission at 574 nm were obtained from the samples. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The yellow-to-blue emission intensity ratio (Y/B) can be changed with the doped concentration of Dy{sup 3+} ions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NaLa(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Dy{sup 3+} can be efficiently excited by the blue light and the near ultraviolet light.

Li Linlin; Zi Wenwen; Li Guanghuan; Lan Shi; Ji Guijuan [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China); Gan Shucai, E-mail: gansc@jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China); Zou Haifeng [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China); Xu Xuechun [College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun 130026 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ESR studies of two new organic superconductors: {beta}``-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} and {kappa}{sub L}`-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu(CF{sub 3}){sub 4}(DBCE)  

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The normal-state ESR of two new organic superconductors, {beta}{double_prime}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} and {kappa}{sub L}{prime}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu(CF{sub 3}){sub 4}(DBCE) are reported. Both compounds showed metallic properties below 140 K. The former gave ESR line widths and g-values of 23-34 G and 2.004-2.012. The latter gave line widths and g-values of 45-58 G and 2.006-2.012. Orientation-dependent line widths and g-values of the {kappa}{sub L}{prime}-phase were found to be similar to that of the {kappa}-(ET){sub 4}Hg{sub 3}Br{sub 8} but not to the {kappa}{sub L}-phases in general.

Wang, H.H.; VanZile, M.L.; Geiser, U. [and others

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and magnetic properties and superconductivity in Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}TM{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2}  

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We studied the effects on structural and magnetic phase transitions and the emergence of superconductivity in transition metal substituted BaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2}. We grew four series of Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}TM{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2} (TM=Ru, Mn, Co+Cr and Co+Mn) and characterized them by crystallographic, magnetic and transport measurements. We also subjected Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}Cr{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2} and Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2} to heat treatment to explore what changes might be induced.

Thaler, Alexander

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass formation and structure in the MgSiO{sub 3}-Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} pseudobinary system: From degraded networks to ioniclike glasses  

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A series of glasses xMgO-(1-x)SiO{sub 2} with compositions from enstatite MgSiO{sub 3} (x=0.5) to forsterite Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} (x=0.667) in mole fraction intervals of x{approx_equal}0.02 have been prepared by containerless levitation techniques and CO{sub 2} laser heating. Polarized and depolarized Raman spectra measured at ambient conditions for all these glasses show systematic and smooth band intensity changes with composition. Analysis of the Raman band contours in terms of vibrations due to different oxygen bridged SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra (Q{sup i}, species analysis) undoubtedly shows that bridging oxygens are present in all glasses studied even in the limit of the forsterite composition where bridged Si{sub 2}O{sub 7}{sup 6-} ionic dimers are formed. Furthermore the relative amounts of the Q{sup i} species change smoothly with composition while at high MgO content 'free' oxygens are present presumably forming Mg-O-Mg bridges, which contribute to the glass stability at these compositions. Raman spectra measurements at different temperature below T{sub g} show small alterations in the Q{sup i} species in the MgSiO{sub 3} region while no changes were observed in the Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} region. The Boson peak frequency is practically invariant on both composition and temperature and this is in contrast to the systematics followed by most silicate glasses. It is suggested that at compositions near the forsterite ioniclike glasses are formed arising from a very fragile liquid.

Kalampounias, A. G. [Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, FORTH, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504 Patras (Greece); Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, GR-26504 Patras (Greece); Nasikas, N. K. [Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, FORTH, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504 Patras (Greece); Department of Material Science, University of Patras, GR-26504 Patras (Greece); Papatheodorou, G. N. [Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, FORTH, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504 Patras (Greece)

2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional companies eye growth Regional companies eye growth Adaptive Radio Technologies, Los Alamos Visualization Associates, Mesa Tech International Inc., and ThermaSun Inc. were...

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Phase diagram of Ba{sub 1-x}K{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2}.  

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We report the results of a systematic investigation of the phase diagram of the iron-based superconductor Ba{sub 1-x}K{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} from x = 0 to x = 1.0 using high-resolution neutron and x-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements. The polycrystalline samples were prepared with an estimated compositional variation of {Delta}x {le} 0.01, allowing a more precise estimate of the phase boundaries than reported so far. At room temperature, Ba{sub 1-x}K{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} crystallizes in a tetragonal structure with the space group symmetry of I4/mmm, but at low doping, the samples undergo a coincident first-order structural and magnetic phase transition to an orthorhombic (O) structure with the space group Fmmm and a striped antiferromagnet (AF) with the space group F{sub c}mm'm'. The transition temperature falls from a maximum of 139 K in the undoped compound to 0 K at x = 0.252, with a critical exponent as a function of doping of 0.25(2) and 0.12(1) for the structural and magnetic order parameters, respectively. The onset of superconductivity occurs at a critical concentration of x = 0.130(3), and the superconducting transition temperature grows linearly with x until it crosses the AF/O phase boundary. Below this concentration, there is microscopic phase coexistence of the AF/O and superconducting order parameters, although a slight suppression of the AF/O order is evidence that the phases are competing. At higher doping, superconductivity has a maximum T{sub c} of 38 K at x = 0.4 that falls to 3 K at x = 1.0. We discuss reasons for the suppression of the spin density wave order and the electron-hole asymmetry in the phase diagram.

Avci, S.; Chmaissem, O.; Chung, D. Y.; Rosenkranz, S.; Goremychkin, E. A.; Castellan, J. P.; Todorov, I. S.; Schlueter, J. A.; Claus, H.; Daoud-Aladine, A.; Khalyavin, D. D.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Osborn, R. (Materials Science Division); (Northern Illinois Univ.); (Rutherford Appleton Lab.); (Northwestern Univ.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymorphism in {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}M(CF{sub 3}){sub 4}(solvent) superconductors  

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A new crystallographic modification ({Kappa}{sub L}{sup `}) was found in the BEDT-TTF:M(CF{sub 3}){sub 4}{sup -}: solvent (M=Cu, Ag, Au) system. The structure of monoclinic {Kappa}{sub L}{sup `}-(BEDT- TTF){sub 2}Cu(CF{sub 3}){sub 4}(1,2-dibromo-1-chloroethane = DCBE) is reported. It differs from the orthorhombic {Kappa}{sub L}{sup `}- phase by having all BEDT-TTF molecules tilted in the same direction with respect to the conducting phase normal, whereas in {Kappa}{sub L} the tilt direction alternates between layers.

Geiser, U.; Schlueter, J.A.; Williams, J.M.; Kini, A.M.; Dudek, J.D.; Kelly, M.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Naumann, D.; Roy, T. [Univ. Koln, Koln (Germany) Inst. fur anorganische Chemie

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isopiestic Measurement of the Osmotic Coefficients of Aqueous {XH<sub>2sub>SO>4sub> + (1-X)Fe<sub>2sub>(SO>4sub>)>3sub>} Solutions at 298.15 and 323.15K  

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This study measures the osmotic coefficients of {l_brace}xH{sub 2}SO{sub 4} + (1-x)Fe{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}{r_brace}(aq) solutions at 298.15 and 323.15 K that have ionic strengths as great as 19.3 mol {center_dot} kg{sup -1}, using the isopiestic method. Experiments utilized both aqueous NaCl and H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} as reference solutions. Equilibrium values of the osmotic coefficient obtained using the two different reference solutions were in satisfactory internal agreement. The solutions follow generally the Zdanovskii empirical linear relationship and yield values of a{sub w} for the Fe{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}-H{sub 2}O binary system at 298.15 K that are in good agreement with recent work and are consistent with other M{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}-H{sub 2}O binary systems.

Velazquez-Rivera, Mariano [University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Kettler, Richard M. [University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Palmer, Donald [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile | Data.gov  

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U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile Manufacturing Data/Tools Research/Tech Services Apps Challenges Blogs Let's Talk Manufacturing You are here Data.gov » Communities » Manufacturing » Data U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade Report/Profile Dataset Summary Description The quarterly trade "Report" and yearly "Profile" provide an overview of U.S. trade with Sub-Saharan Africa. The Profile is a more extensive version of the Report. Using data essentially from the World Trade Atlas, Census, IMF, and the World Bank, the report and profile describe: Sub-Saharan Africa's global trade and economic growth, U.S. imports and exports to/from Sub-Saharan Africa, and U.S. direct investment to the region. Tags {Africa,"Sub-Saharan Africa","U.S. trade"}

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Charge transport in silver chalcogenides in the region of phase transition  

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Data on the {sigma}(T), R(T), and U(T) dependences in Ag{sub 2}Te, Ag{sub 2}Se, and Ag{sub 2}S in the region of the phase transition are analyzed. It is found that the phase transition in Ag{sub 2}Te is accompanied by a decrease in the electron concentration and this transition in Ag{sub 2}Se is accompanied by an increase in this concentration. The concentration of intrinsic charge carriers in Ag{sub 2}Te decreases by a factor of 4 as a result of the phase transition and increases by a factor of 2 in Ag{sub 2}Se. The effect of variation in the energy-band parameters in the region of phase transition on the electron mobility is considered. It is established that, in Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}S, electrons are scattered by optical phonons in the region of the phase transition, while electrons are scattered by acoustic phonons in the {alpha} and {beta} phases. It is assumed that the anomalously large increase in {sigma} and U in Ag{sub 2}S as a result of the phase transition is caused by an increase in the concentration n and a simultaneous decrease in {sigma}{sub g} and m{sub n}{sup *} by a factor of about 2.

Aliev, S. A.; Agaev, Z. F., E-mail: agayevz@rambler.ru; Zul'figarov, E. I. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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REGIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM MASTER Regional Issue Identification  

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from these Federal Region totals. Energy sources addressed were coal, nuclear, oil, oil shale, gas, geothermal, . - - - hydroelectric and solar. Six of the national laboratories,...

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Phase composition of films in a Bi-S system and formation of Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} films with different substructures  

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Electron diffraction was used to study the formation of phases in a Bi-S system. It is shown that the phase with composition Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} appears as result of consecutive deposition of Bi and S irrespective of the order of deposition; this phase also appears in the case of simultaneous deposition of components. The films formed at room temperature are amorphous. Amorphous thin Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} films are stable at room temperature and crystallize at temperatures in the region of {approx}423 K. The conditions for formation of Bi{sub 2}S{sub 3} films with different substructures are established.

Akhmedov, G. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: exmedovqurban@rambler.ru

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Giant magnetorefractive effect in La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} films  

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Complex experimental investigations of the structural, optical, and magneto-optical properties (magnetotransmission, magnetoreflection, and transversal Kerr effect, as well as the magnetoresistance, of La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} epitaxial films indicate that magnetoreflection and magnetotransmission in manganite films can reach giant values and depend strongly on the magnetic and charge homogeneity of the films, their thickness, and spectral range under investigation. It has been shown that the optical enhancement of the magnetorefractive effect occurs in thin films as compared to manganite crystals. In the region of the minimum of the reflectance near the first phonon band, the resonance-like magnetorefractive effect has been observed, which is accompanied by change of the sign of the magnetoreflection. A model based on the theory of the magnetorefractive effect has been proposed to qualitatively explain this behavior.

Granovskii, A. B., E-mail: granov@magn.ru [Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Sukhorukov, Yu. P., E-mail: suhorukov@imp.uran.ru; Telegin, A. V.; Bessonov, V. D. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch (Russian Federation); Gan'shina, E. A.; Kaul', A. R.; Korsakov, I. E.; Gorbenko, O. Yu. [Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Gonzalez, J. [Universidad del Pais Vasco, Departamento Fisica de Materiales, Facultad de Quimica (Spain)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for measuring B{sub s} mixing at CDF  

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The original design of the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) was optimized for high p{sub T} physics measurements associated with W and Z boson, top quark, and QCD jet production. This choice resulted in an emphasis on the central pseudorapidity region ({vert_bar}{eta}{vert_bar} < 1.0) for detector coverage. Thus, CDF has excellent tracking, good calorimetry, and a suitable muon system in the central region. Even with this limited coverage, the large {bar p}p {yields} bX cross section of nearly 100 {mu}barns for {vert_bar}{eta}{vert_bar} < 1.0 has allowed the CDF experiment to make many B physics measurements. In addition, with the successful operation of the CDF silicon vertex detector (SVX), the capability for making time-dependent B{sub s} mixing measurements becomes a reality. Upgrade plans, which include extending the tracking and lepton identification into the forward region and the implementation of a high-rate DAQ system, make a time-dependent B{sub s} mixing measurement an attractive goal during the anticipated high-luminosity Main Injector collider runs. We discuss here the feasibility and potential of making a B{sub s} mixing measurement based on extrapolations of the current CDF detector performance using colliding beam data and the expected upgrade plans.

Skarha, J.E. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Wicklund, A.B. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Millimeter size single crystals of superconducting YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub x  

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A method of growing large, up to 1 mm size single crystals of superconducting YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub x], wherein x equals from 6.5 to 7.2 is disclosed.

Damento, M.A.; Gschneidner, K.A. Jr.

1989-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Millimeter size single crystals of superconducting YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub .  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of growing large, up to 1 mm size single crystals of superconducting YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x, wherein x equals from 6.5 to 7.2.

Damento, Michael A. (Ames, IA); Gschneidner, Jr., Karl A. (Ames, IA)

1989-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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NERC corporate Planet Earth online Grants Studentships Science benefits Research papers Contact us | Log in  

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cooling schemes Atomic bombs date fake drams MOST POPULAR NEWS 1. Atomic bombs date fake drams 2 | Log in SEARCH Search term(s) HOME LATEST NEWS FEATURES & SPECIAL REPORTS MULTIMEDIA BLOGS

Cambridge, University of

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Transmission Siting Integrating National Corridor and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance Requirements  

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In national interest electric transmission corridors, the siting process for transmission and distribution rights-of-way follows Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) guidelines. As described in the FERC Permit Process, eminent domain proceedings are not the preferred method of obtaining rights-of-way. The permitting process is rather one of engaging the public through meetings and education to develop siting consensus. This approach requires an in-depth understanding of the primary technical issue...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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NERC GUIDANCE ON SAFE USE OF CRYOGENICS Version 1.7 Date: December 2012  

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be necessary when using, storing, and transporting low temperature liquefied or solidified gases (commonly produced from a gas that can be liquefied, and in some cases solidified, by the application of pressure within a research environment, with associated boiling points at atmospheric pressure, are Nitrogen (-196

Edinburgh, University of

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PlanetEarthSpring2006--www.nerc.ac.uk Nuclearenergy  

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. It is well known that people exposed to radiation from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs suffered by associations with nuclear bombs, is a legitimate fear not for the environment, but for our own welfare

Brierley, Andrew

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Microsoft PowerPoint - SS2_8H_NERC_SANS_Final.ppt  

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SS-2 SANS SCADA Summit SS-2 SANS SCADA Summit September 28,29, 2006 Intermediate SCADA Security 2 SANS SCADA Security Summit II September 28, 29, 2006 Disclaimer References made herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government, any agency thereof, or any company affiliated with the Idaho National Laboratory. Use the described security tools & techniques at "your own risk" - i.e. carefully evaluate any tool prior to using it in a production SCADA Network. 3 SANS SCADA Security Summit II September 28, 29, 2006 Agenda * Introduction * Demonstration * "Chalk Talk" * Network Layers Review * Vulnerability Reduction Process

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Table of Contents Page 1 NERC 2007 Long-Term Reliability Assessment  

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are Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) otherwise known as CANDU2 , a similar Russian design called Reaktor reactors are commonly called CANDU reactors. #12;28 A BWR is a simpler design than a PWR, but it exposes, Japan, Sweden 94 86.4 enriched UO2 water water Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor 'CANDU' (PHWR) Canada 43

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The influence of the magnetic field on the effect of drag of electrons by phonons in n-Cd{sub x}Hg{sub 1-x}Te  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermopower in n-Cd{sub 0.2}Hg{sub 0.8}Te (6-100 K) is studied. A large effect of drag of the charge carriers by phonons {alpha}{sub ph} is found. The influence of the magnetic field H on the drag thermopower is considered. It is established that the magnetic field exerts the effect mainly on the electron component of {alpha}{sub ph}. The data are interpreted in the context of the theory taking into account the effect of H on thermopower {alpha}{sub ph}, in which parameter A({epsilon}) proportional to the static force of the drag effect is introduced. By the experimental data {alpha}{sub ph}(T, H), T, and H dependences A({epsilon}) are determined. It is shown that, as H increases, A({epsilon}) sharply decreases. This explains a decrease in {alpha}{sub ph} in the magnetic field, power index k in dependence {alpha}{sub ph} {proportional_to} T{sup -}{kappa}, and narrowing the region of manifestation of the drag effect. It is established that at classically high fields, the drag effect in n-Cd{sub 0.2}Hg{sub 0.8}Te does not vanish.

Aliyev, S. A.; Zulfigarov, E. I.; Selim-Zade, R. I.; Agayev, Z. F., E-mail: agayevz@rambler.ru [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

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Carbon K-shell excitation of gaseous and condensed cyclic hydrocarbons: C/sub 3/H/sub 6/, C/sub 4/H/sub 8/, C/sub 5/H/sub 8/, C/sub 5/H/sub 10/, C/sub 6/H/sub 10/, C/sub 6/H/sub 12/, and C/sub 8/H/sub 8/  

SciTech Connect

The carbon K-shell excitation spectra of gaseous cyclic hydrocarbons, both saturated (cyclopropane, cyclobutane, cyclopentane, cyclohexane) and unsaturated (cyclopentene, cyclohexene, and cyclooctatetraene), have been recorded by electron energy loss spectroscopy under dipole-dominated conditions. These are compared to the NEXAFS spectra of multilayers and monolayers of C/sub 4/H/sub 8/, C/sub 5/H/sub 8/, C/sub 6/H/sub 12/, and C/sub 8/H/sub 8/ on Pt(111). Multiple scattering X..cap alpha.. calculations of the spectra of cyclopropane, cyclobutane, and cyclohexane are also reported. In most cases the gas and solid spectra are essentially the same indicating that intramolecular transitions dominate in the condensed phase. The NEXAFS polarization dependence of the condensed phases has assisted spectral assignments and the determination of the molecular orientation in the monolayer phase. In the saturated species a sharp feature about 3 eV below the carbon 1s ionization threshold is identified as a transition to a state of mixed Rydberg/valence character with the ..pi..*(CH/sub 2/) valence component dominating. Except for cyclopropane the positions of the main sigma * resonances correlate with the C-C bond lengths in a manner similar to that reported previously for noncyclic aliphatic molecules. In the spectra of monolayer C/sub 6/H/sub 12/, C/sub 5/H/sub 8/, and C/sub 8/H/sub 8/ spectral broadening and weak additional features are observed which are attributed to molecule-surface interactions.

Hitchcock, A.P.; Newbury, D.C.; Ishii, I.; Stoehr, J.; Horsley, J.A.; Redwing, R.D.; Johnson, A.L.; Sette, F.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD): 5; North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Region: Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)

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Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD): 5; North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Region: Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)

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Crack resistance and atomic structure of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} single crystals  

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The nature of destruction of single crystals of lithium tetraborate Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} under the action of a concentrated load is investigated. It is established that planes of easy crack propagation in Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} single crystals are the (100), (010), (001), and {l_brace}111{r_brace} planes. It is found that crack propagation occurs in each case along the atomic layers that are linked by bridge oxygen atoms between main structural units (B{sub 4}O{sub 9}) and, therefore, are most weakly bound.

Dolzhenkova, E. F., E-mail: dol@isc.kharkov.ua; Baumer, V. N.; Tolmachev, A. V. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)

2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SEARCHING FOR INTERSTELLAR MOLECULE BUTATRIENYLIDENE IN REACTION C{sub 2} + C{sub 2}H{sub 4}  

SciTech Connect

We investigated the reaction C{sub 2}(X {sup 1}{Sigma}{sup +} {sub g}/a {sup 3}{Pi} {sub u}) + C{sub 2}H{sub 4} at collision energy 5.0 kcal mol{sup -1} in a crossed molecular-beam apparatus using selective photoionization. Time-of-flight and photoionization spectra of products C{sub 4}H{sub 3} and C{sub 4}H{sub 2} were measured. From the best simulation of product time-of-flight spectra, a low-energy-biased translational-energy distribution and an isotropic angular distribution are derived for product channels C{sub 4}H{sub 3} + H and C{sub 4}H{sub 2} + H{sub 2} that have average translational-energy releases of 11 and 20 kcal mol{sup -1}, respectively. Product C{sub 4}H{sub 3} is identified as H{sub 2}CCCCH because its ionization threshold 8.0 {+-} 0.2 eV and maximal translational-energy release 42 kcal mol{sup -1} coincide with that of product channel H{sub 2}CCCCH + H. H{sub 2}CCCC (butatrienylidene) and HCCCCH (diacetylene) might have contributions to product C{sub 4}H{sub 2}; both isomers have ionization energies near the measured ionization threshold 10.0 {+-} 0.2 eV and the maximal translational-energy release 62 kcal mol{sup -1} is within the energetic limits of both isomeric product channels. Nonetheless, channel H{sub 2}CCCC + H{sub 2} is suggested to be more dominant than channel HCCCCH + H{sub 2} because the maximal translational-energy release is in good agreement with the available energy of the former channel and the former channel is 3.8 times the branching ratio of the later channel predicted by Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus calculations. C{sub 4}H{sub 2} is identified for the first time in the barrierless reaction C{sub 2} + C{sub 2}H{sub 4} which has never been considered in any astronomical chemical networks. This work sheds new light on the formation of butatrienylidene/diacetylene in cold interstellar media where C{sub 2} and C{sub 2}H{sub 4} are abundant.

Lee, Shih-Huang; Huang, Wen-Jian; Lin, Yi-Cheng; Chin, Chih-Hao, E-mail: shlee@nsrrc.org.tw [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), 101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for preparation of textured YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x superconductor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relate to textured YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x (Y-123) superconductors and a process of preparing them by directional recrystallization of compacts fabricated from quenched YBCO powders at temperatures about 100.degree. C. below the peritectic temperature to provide a superconductor where more than 75% of the YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x phase is obtained without any Y.sub.2 BaCuO.sub.5 .

Selvamanickam, Venkat (Guilderland, NY); Goyal, Amit (Knoxville, TN); Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic conduction mechanisms in CaF{sub 2} and CaF{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanocomposite films on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thin films of pure CaF{sub 2} and nanocomposite mixtures of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} with CaF{sub 2} were sublimated on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrates. Interdigital electrodes allowed in situ measurements of the electrical conduction vs thickness, deposition rate, composition, time, and temperature. Conductivity in pure CaF{sub 2} adjacent to an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interface sometimes exceeded the bulk CaF{sub 2} conductivity (i.e., value at more than 50 nm distance) by as much as a factor of 6700 at 200C. The high conductivity is characterized by an activation energy of 0.6{plus_minus}0.1 eV, significantly lower than about 1.0 eV for bulk conduction. However, this high conductivity is thermally unstable and diminishes in time. A high but stable conductivity was obtained in CaF{sub 2} films containing about 10 mole percent Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} as a dispersed second phase. At 200C, a 2-phase film gave a factor of 360 enhancement over the measured bulk CaF{sub 2} conductivity and a factor of 7 improvement over the best previously reported conductivity for CaF{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} composite materials. The origin of enhanced conduction in CaF{sub 2} is attributed to ion transport along dislocations. Dislocations anneal with a characteristic log of time dependence that is recognizable in the annealing behavior of the electrical conductivity. Presumably, the addition of a dispersed second phase of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to CaF{sub 2} serves both to generate and to pin dislocations; the electrical conductance is thereby enhanced and stabilized.

Modine, F.A.; Lubben, D.; Bates, J.B.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bi[NC{sub 5}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}](OH{sub 2}){sub x}F (x=1 and 2): New one-dimensional Bi-coordination materials-Reversible hydration and topotactic decomposition to {alpha}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}  

SciTech Connect

Two one-dimensional bismuth-coordination materials, Bi[NC{sub 5}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}](OH{sub 2}){sub x}F (x=1 and 2), have been synthesized by hydrothermal reactions using Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}, 2,6-NC{sub 5}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}H){sub 2}, HF, and water at 180 Degree-Sign C. Structures of the two materials were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Although they have different crystal structures, both Bi-organic materials shared a common structural motif, a one-dimensional chain structure consisting of Bi{sup 3+} cations and pyridine dicarboxylate linkers. Detailed structural analyses include infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and reversible hydration reactions for the coordinated water molecules were reported. Also, thermal decomposition of the rod-shaped Bi[NC{sub 5}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}](OH{sub 2})F single crystals at 800 Degree-Sign C led to {alpha}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} that maintained the same morphology of the original crystals. - Graphical abstract: Calcination of the Bi[NC{sub 5}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}](OH{sub 2})F single crystals at 800 Degree-Sign C results in the {alpha}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} rods that maintain the original morphology of the crystals. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis of one-dimensional chain Bi-organic frameworks. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Reversible hydration reactions of Bi[NC{sub 5}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}](OH{sub 2})F. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Topotactic decomposition maintaining the same morphology of the original crystals.

Jeon, Hye Rim [Department of Chemistry Education, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 156-756 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Dong Woo [Department of Chemistry, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 156-756 (Korea, Republic of); Ok, Kang Min, E-mail: kmok@cau.ac.kr [Department of Chemistry, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 156-756 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of SrMoO{sub 4} in Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} synthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Here we investigate the elemental and phase compositions during the solid-state synthesis of the promising SOFC-anode material, Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6}, and demonstrate that molybdenum does not notably evaporate under the normal synthesis conditions with temperatures up to 1200 {sup o}C due to the formation of SrMoO{sub 4} as an intermediate product at low temperatures, below 600 {sup o}C. However, partial decomposition of the Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} phase becomes evident at the higher temperatures ({approx}1500 {sup o}C). The effect of SrMoO{sub 4} on the electrical conductivity of Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} is evaluated by preparing a series of Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} samples with different amounts of additional SrMoO{sub 4}. Under the reducing operation conditions of an SOFC anode the insulating SrMoO{sub 4} phase is apparently reduced to the highly conductive SrMoO{sub 3} phase. Percolation takes place with 20-30 wt% of SrMoO{sub 4} in a Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} matrix, with a notable increase in electrical conductivity after reduction. Conductivity values of 14, 60 and 160 S/cm are determined at 800 {sup o}C in 5% H{sub 2}/Ar for the Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} samples with 30, 40 and 50 wt% of added SrMoO{sub 4}, respectively. -- Graphical abstract: SrMoO{sub 4} is formed at low temperatures during the synthesis of Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6}, which prevents the volatilization of Mo from typical precursor mixtures of this promising SOFC anode material. SrMoO{sub 4} is insulating and it is often found as an impurity in Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} samples. It is however readily reduced to highly conducting SrMoO{sub 3}. Composites of Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} and SrMoO{sub 3} show increased electrical conductivities compared to pure Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} under the reductive operation conditions of an SOFC anode. Display Omitted Highlights: {yields} Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} is a promising SOFC anode material. {yields} During the Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} synthesis SrMoO{sub 4} is formed at low temperatures. {yields} Formation of SrMoO{sub 4} effectively prevents volatilization of Mo at high temperatures. {yields} Insulating SrMoO{sub 4} reduces to highly conductive SrMoO{sub 3} under SOFC-anode conditions. {yields} Composites of Sr{sub 2}MgMoO{sub 6} and SrMoO{sub 3} show high electrical conductivities.

Vasala, S.; Yamauchi, H. [Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University, P.O. Box 16100, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland); Karppinen, M., E-mail: maarit.karppinen@aalto.f [Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University, P.O. Box 16100, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton form factor ratio, {mu}{sub p}G{sub E}{sup P}/G{sub M}{sup P} from double spin asymmetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The form factors are fundamental properties of the nucleon representing the effect of its structure on its response to electromagnetic probes such as electrons. They are functions of the four-momentum transfer squared Q{sup 2} between the electron and the proton. This thesis reports the results of a new measurement of the ratio of the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton up to Q{sup 2} = 5.66 (GeV/c){sup 2} using the double spin asymmetry with a polarized beam and target. Experiment E07-003 (SANE, Spin Asymmetries of the Nucleon Experiment) was carried out in Hall C at Jefferson Lab in 2009 to study the proton spin structure functions with a dynamically polarized ammonia target and longitudinally polarized electron beam. By detecting elastically scattered protons in the High-Momentum Spectrometer (HMS) in coincidence with the electrons in the Big Electron Telescope Array (BETA), elastic measurements were carried out in parallel. The elastic double spin asymmetry allows one to extract the proton electric to magnetic form factor ratio G{sup p}{sub E}/G{sup p}{sub M} at high-momentum transfer, Q{sup 2} = 5.66 (GeV/c){sup 2}. In addition to the coincidence data, inclusively scattered electrons from the polarized ammonia target were detected by HMS, which allows to measure the beam-target asymmetry in the elastic region with the target spin nearly perpendicular to the momentum transfer, and to extract G{sup p}{sub E}/G{sup p}{sub M} at low Q{sup 2} = 2.06 (GeV/c){sup 2}. This alternative measurement of G{sup p}{sub E}/G{sup p}{sub M} has verified and confirmed the dramatic discrepancy at high Q{sup 2} between the Rosenbluth and the recoil-polarization-transfer iv method with a different measurement technique and systematic uncertainties uncorrelated to those of the recoil-polarization measurements. The measurement of the form factor ratio at Q{sup 2} = 2.06 (GeV/c){sup 2} has been determined as {mu}{sub p}G{sup p}{sub E}/G{sup p}{sub M} = 0.605{+-}0.178{sub stat}{+-}0.033{sub sys} which is in agreement with an earlier measurement with the polarized target technique at similar kinematics. The measurement of the form factor ratio at Q{sup 2} = 5.66 (GeV/c){sup 2} has been determined as {mu}{sub p}G{sup p}{sub E}/G{sup p}{sub M} = 0.672 {+-} 0.362{sub stat} which represents the highest Q{sup 2} reach with the double spin asymmetry to date.

Habarakada Liyanage, Anusha Pushpakumari [Hampton U., JLAB] [Hampton U., JLAB

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A cluster with a mixed M{sub 6}X{sub 12}/M{sub 6}X{sub 8} environment: The La{sub 6}Cl{sub 11}Co structure  

SciTech Connect

The title compound was synthesized from La, LaCl{sub 3} and Co under Ar atmosphere at 800 deg. C. It crystallizes in space group P4{sub 2}/n (no. 86) with lattice constants a=11.308(2) A and c=14.441(3) A. The structure features an isolated Co-centered La{sub 6} octahedron with all corners and edges, and 2 of its 8 triangular faces coordinated by Cl atoms. The La{sub 6}Co octahedron is significantly distorted, and the La coordination by Cl atoms deviates from the common close-packing arrangements found in other reduced rare earth metal halides. Structure, bonding and physical properties of the compound have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: La{sub 6}Cl{sub 11}Co octahedron exhibiting a mixed M{sub 6}X{sub 12}/M{sub 6}X{sub 12} coordination environment.

Zheng Chong, E-mail: czheng@niu.ed [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 (United States); Mattausch, Hansjuergen; Hoch, Constantin; Simon, Arndt [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon-spin-relaxation measurements of magnetic penetration depth in organic superconductors (BEDT-TTF) sub 2 - X : X =Cu(NCS) sub 2 and Cu(N(CN) sub 2 )Br  

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The magnetic-field penetration depth {lambda} in the organic superconductors {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2} Cu(NCS){sub 2} and {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2} Cu(N(CN){sub 2})Br has been measured over a wide temperature region 20 mK{le}{ital T}{le}15 K via the muon-spin-relaxation technique. Linear variation of {lambda} with {ital T} at low temperatures, found in both systems, is consistent with anisotropic superconducting pairings with line nodes in the energy gap. In the latter compound, we observe flux depinning at {ital T}{similar to}5 K, well below {ital T}{sub {ital c}}=12 K.

Le, L.P.; Luke, G.M.; Sternlieb, B.J.; Wu, W.D.; Uemura, Y.J. (Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)); Brewer, J.H.; Riseman, T.M. (Department of Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 2A3 (Canada)); Stronach, C.E. (Department of Physics, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia 23803 (United States)); Saito, G.; Yamochi, H. (Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 (Japan)); Wang, H.H.; Kini, A.M.; Carlson, K.D.; Williams, J.M. (Chemistry and Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States))

1992-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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HERSCHEL SEARCH FOR O{sub 2} TOWARD THE ORION BAR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the results of a search for molecular oxygen (O{sub 2}) toward the Orion Bar, a prominent photodissociation region at the southern edge of the H II region created by the luminous Trapezium stars. We observed the spectral region around the frequency of the O{sub 2} N{sub J} = 3{sub 3}-1{sub 2} transition at 487 GHz and the 5{sub 4}-3{sub 4} transition at 774 GHz using the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared on the Herschel Space Observatory. Neither line was detected, but the 3{sigma} upper limits established here translate to a total line-of-sight O{sub 2} column density <1.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 16} cm{sup -2} for an emitting region whose temperature is between 30 K and 250 K, or <1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 16} cm{sup -2} if the O{sub 2} emitting region is primarily at a temperature of {approx}<100 K. Because the Orion Bar is oriented nearly edge-on relative to our line of sight, the observed column density is enhanced by a factor estimated to be between 4 and 20 relative to the face-on value. Our upper limits imply that the face-on O{sub 2} column density is less than 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} cm{sup -2}, a value that is below, and possibly well below, model predictions for gas with a density of 10{sup 4}-10{sup 5} cm{sup -3} exposed to a far-ultraviolet flux 10{sup 4} times the local value, conditions inferred from previous observations of the Orion Bar. The discrepancy might be resolved if (1) the adsorption energy of O atoms to ice is greater than 800 K; (2) the total face-on A{sub V} of the Bar is less than required for O{sub 2} to reach peak abundance; (3) the O{sub 2} emission arises within dense clumps with a small beam filling factor; or (4) the face-on depth into the Bar where O{sub 2} reaches its peak abundance, which is density dependent, corresponds to a sky position different from that sampled by our Herschel beams.

Melnick, Gary J.; Tolls, Volker [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS 66, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Goldsmith, Paul F. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Kaufman, Michael J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192 (United States); Hollenbach, David J. [SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043 (United States); Black, John H.; Hjalmarson, Ake; Liseau, Rene [Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Onsala Space Observatory, SE-439 92 Onsala (Sweden); Encrenaz, Pierre; Pagani, Laurent [LERMA and UMR8112 du CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, 61 Av. de l'Observatoire, 75014 Paris (France); Falgarone, Edith; Gerin, Maryvonne [LRA/LERMA, CNRS, UMR8112, Observatoire de Paris and Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Li, Di [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, A20 Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012 (China); Lis, Dariusz C. [California Institute of Technology, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics 301-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Neufeld, David A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Snell, Ronald L. [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Van der Tak, Floris [SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV, and Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Van Dishoeck, Ewine F. [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA, Leiden (Netherlands)

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SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} - two new Ae-Zn-Sn polar intermetallic compounds (Ae: alkaline earth metal)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}, two closely related new polar intermetallic compounds, were obtained by high temperature reactions of the elements. Their crystal structures were determined with single crystal XRD methods, and their electronic structures were analyzed by means of DFT calculations. The Zn-Sn structure part of SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} comprises (anti-)PbO-like {l_brace}ZnSn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} and {l_brace}SnZn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} layers. Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} shows similar {l_brace}ZnSn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} layers and {l_brace}Sn{sub 4}Zn{r_brace} slabs constructed of a covalently bonded Sn scaffold capped by Zn atoms. For both phases, the two types of layers are alternatingly stacked and interconnected via Zn-Sn bonds. SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} adopts the SrPd{sub 2}Bi{sub 2} structure type, and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} is isotypic to the R{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Ge{sub 6} compounds (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd). Band structure calculations indicate that both SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} are metallic. Analyses of the chemical bonding with the electron localization function (ELF) show lone pair like basins at Sn atoms and Zn-Sn bonding interactions between the layers for both title phases, and covalent Sn-Sn bonding within the {l_brace}Sn{sub 4}Zn{r_brace} layers of Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structures of the new Ae-Zn-Sn polar intermetallic phases SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New polar intermetallic phases SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Obtained by high temperature reactions of the elements. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Single crystal XRD structure determination and DFT electronic structure calculations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Closely related crystal and electronic structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Metallic conductivity coexisting with lone pairs and covalent bonding features.

Stegmaier, Saskia [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching (Germany); Faessler, Thomas F., E-mail: Thomas.Faessler@lrz.tum.de [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)

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North American Regional Reanalysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1997, during the late stages of production of NCEP-NCAR Global Reanalysis (GR), exploration of a regional reanalysis project was suggested by the GR project's Advisory Committee, particularly if the RDAS [Regional Data Assimilation System] is ...

Fedor Mesinger; Geoff DiMego; Eugenia Kalnay; Kenneth Mitchell; Perry C. Shafran; Wesley Ebisuzaki; Duan Jovi?; Jack Woollen; Eric Rogers; Ernesto H. Berbery; Michael B. Ek; Yun Fan; Robert Grumbine; Wayne Higgins; Hong Li; Ying Lin; Geoff Manikin; David Parrish; Wei Shi

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional hydrothermal commercialization plan  

SciTech Connect

This plan for the Rocky Mountain Basin and Range Region articulates the complete range of initiatives (federal, state, local, and industrial) required for the early commercialization of the regions geothermal resources. (MHR)

1978-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared phonon structure in epitaxial films of Tl sub 2 Ca sub 2 Ba sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 10 at low temperatures  

SciTech Connect

We have used both bolometric and cavity techniques to obtain accurate submillimeter and microwave loss data for epitaxial thin films of Tl{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} at low temperatures. These films have {Tc}=121.5 K, are c-axis oriented, contain some volume fraction of the 2:1:2:2 phase, and are characterized by excellent in-plane epitaxy. The absorptivity of these films at 100 cm{sup {minus}1} is a factor of five lower than that obtained by others from a reflectivity measurement on a ceramic sample. We observe strong phonon structure for frequencies between 70 and 600 cm{sup {minus}1}, which are in agreement with a lattice dynamical calculation. Our results show remarkably similar phonon structure to that observed in the ceramic sample. This is in strong contrast to the case for other high {Tc} superconductors such as YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}, where phonon structure observed in ceramic samples in absent in epitaxial oriented films and crystals because of the electronic screening due to the high conductivity of the a-b planes. At microwave frequencies the absorptivity follows a frequency squared dependence, and is consistent with the submillimeter results. 6 refs.

Miller, D.; Richards, P.L. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Lee, W.Y. (IBM Research Div., San Jose, CA (United States). Almaden Research Center); Newman, N.; Garrison, S.M. (Conductus, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States)); Martens, J.S. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal-chemistry of mullite-type aluminoborates Al{sub 18}B{sub 4}O{sub 33} and Al{sub 5}BO{sub 9}: A stoichiometry puzzle  

SciTech Connect

Orthorhombic Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-rich aluminoborate is an important ceramic material for which two slightly different compositions have been assumed: Al{sub 5}BO{sub 9} (5Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and Al{sub 18}B{sub 4}O{sub 33} (9Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:2B{sub 2}O{sub 3}). The formula Al{sub 18}B{sub 4}O{sub 33} (=Al{sub 4.91}B{sub 1.09}O{sub 9}) was derived from results of chemical analyses when crystal structure data were not yet available. Subsequent structural investigations indicated Al{sub 5}BO{sub 9} composition. Nevertheless, Al{sub 18}B{sub 4}O{sub 33} was still accepted as the correct stoichiometry assuming that additional B replaces 9% Al. Powder samples of both compositions and ones with excess boron were prepared by solid state reactions between {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and B{sub 2}O{sub 3}/H{sub 3}BO{sub 3} at temperatures above 1100 {sup o}C and single-crystals were grown from flux at 1100 and 1550 {sup o}C. Products were investigated by single-crystal and powder XRD, {sup 11}B and {sup 27}Al solid-state MAS-NMR, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy as well as Laser-ablation ICP-MS. No indication of the predicted 9% B{yields}Al substitution was found. LA ICP-MS indicated 12.36(27) wt% B{sub 2}O{sub 3} corresponding to Al{sub 4.97}B{sub 1.03}O{sub 9}. Hence, the suggested Al{sub 18}B{sub 4}O{sub 33} stoichiometry can be excluded for all synthesized samples. A very low amount of Al vacancies at a five-fold coordinated site are likely, charge balanced by an additional nearby three-fold coordinated B site. All evidences indicate that the title compound should be reported as Al{sub 5-x}B{sub 1+x}O{sub 9} with x<0.038(6), which is close to Al{sub 5}BO{sub 9}. -- Graphical abstract: A chemical composition of Al{sub 18}B{sub 4}O{sub 33}=Al{sub 4.91}B{sub 1.09}O{sub 9}=9Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:2B{sub 2}O{sub 3} has been assumed for mullite-type aluminoborate with Al{sub 5}BO{sub 9} structure. However, samples prepared by different routes showed compositions close to 5Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Display Omitted

Fisch, Martin, E-mail: fisch@krist.unibe.c [Mineralogical Crystallography, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland); Armbruster, Thomas [Mineralogical Crystallography, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland); Rentsch, Daniel [EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Research, Laboratory for Functional Polymers, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Libowitzky, Eugen [Institut fuer Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universitaet Wien - Geozentrum, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Pettke, Thomas [Rock-Water Interaction Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 1-3, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron microscopy studies of lutetium doped erbium silicide (Er{sub 0.9}Lu{sub 0.1}){sub 5}Si{sub 4}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Examination of bulk microstructures of lutetium doped erbium silicide (Er{sub 0.9}Lu{sub 0.1}){sub 5}Si{sub 4} (space group: Pnma) using scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) reveals the existence of thin plates of a hexagonal phase (space group: P6{sub 3}/mcm) where the stoichiometric ratio in moles between the rare earths and Si is 5 to 3, i. e the 5:3 phase. The orientation relationship between the matrix and the plates was determined as [010]{sub m} {approx} -parallel [-1010]{sub p.} This observation adds credence to the assumption that all linear features noted in alloys of the rare-earth intermetallic family R{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} are of the stoichiometric ratio 5:3 and possess a common orientation relationship with the parent 5:4 alloys. - Highlights: {yields} The linear features observed in the (Er{sub 0.9}Lu{sub 0.1}){sub 5}Si{sub 4} sample are hexagonal 5:3 plates. {yields} Thickness of 5:3 plates in 5:4 alloys made by tri-arc pulling is greater than made by arc-melting. {yields} The orientation relationship between 5:3 plates and the matrix is [010]{sub m} {approx} ||[-1010]{sub p}.

Cao, Q., E-mail: qcao@iastate.edu; Chumbley, L.S.

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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H{sub 2}CO AND N{sub 2}H{sup +} IN PROTOPLANETARY DISKS: EVIDENCE FOR A CO-ICE REGULATED CHEMISTRY  

SciTech Connect

We present Submillimeter Array (SMA) observations of H{sub 2}CO and N{sub 2}H{sup +} emission in the disks around the T Tauri star TW Hya and the Herbig Ae star HD 163296 at 2''-6'' resolution and discuss the distribution of these species with respect to CO freezeout. The H{sub 2}CO and N{sub 2}H{sup +} emission toward HD 163296 does not peak at the continuum emission center that marks the stellar position but is instead significantly offset. Using a previously developed model for the physical structure of this disk, we show that the H{sub 2}CO observations are reproduced if H{sub 2}CO is present predominantly in the cold outer disk regions. A model where H{sub 2}CO is present only beyond the CO snow line (estimated at a radius of 160 AU) matches the observations well. We also show that the average H{sub 2}CO excitation temperature, calculated from two transitions of H{sub 2}CO observed in these two disks and a larger sample of disks around T Tauri stars in the DISCS (the Disk Imaging Survey of Chemistry with SMA) program, is consistent with the CO freezeout temperature of {approx}20 K. In addition, we show that N{sub 2}H{sup +} and H{sub 2}CO line fluxes in disks are strongly correlated, indicative of co-formation of these species across the sample. Taken together, these results imply that H{sub 2}CO and N{sub 2}H{sup +} are generally present in disks only at low temperatures where CO depletes onto grains, consistent with fast destruction of N{sub 2}H{sup +} by gas-phase CO, and in situ formation of H{sub 2}CO through hydrogenation of CO ice. In this scenario H{sub 2}CO, CH{sub 3}OH, and N{sub 2}H{sup +} emission in disks should appear as rings with the inner edge at the CO midplane snow line. This prediction can be tested directly using observations from ALMA with higher resolution and better sensitivity.

Qi, Chunhua; Wilner, David J. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)] [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Oeberg, Karin I. [Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)] [Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism of plutonium metal dissolution in HNO/sub 3/-HF-N/sub 2/H/sub 4/ solution  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An oxidation-reduction balance of the products of the dissolution of plutonium metal and alloys in HNO/sub 3/-HF-N/sub 2/H/sub 4/ solution shows that the major reactions during dissolution are the reduction of nitrate to NH/sub 3/, N/sub 2/ and N/sub 2/O by the metal, and the oxidation of H free radicals to NH/sub 3/ by N/sub 2/H/sub 4/. Reactions between HNO/sub 3/ and N/sub 2/H/sub 4/ produce varying amounts of HN/sub 3/. The reaction rate is greater for delta-Pu than alpha-Pu, and is increased by higher concentrations of HF and HNO/sub 3/. The low yield of reduced nitrogen species indicates that nitrate is reduced on the metal surface without producing a significant concentration of species that react with N/sub 2/H/sub 4/. It is conjectured that intermediate Pu valences and electron transfer within the metal are involved. 7 refs., 3 tabs.

Karraker, D G

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the g factor of the 4{sub 1}{sup +} state in {sup 70}Ge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The g factors of the 2{sub 1}{sup +},3{sub 1}{sup -}, and 4{sub 1}{sup +} states of {sup 70}Ge have been measured by the transient field technique. The measured value, g(4{sub 1}{sup +})=+0.5(2) is in good agreement with the results of shell-model calculations within the full fp configuration space and with the nuclear g-factor systematics in this region. The measured g(4{sub 1}{sup +}) is consistent with the recently reported positive g(4{sub 1}{sup +}) value for {sup 68}Zn, the N=38 isotone of {sup 70}Ge. The determination of the logarithmic slope of the particle-{gamma} angular correlations is discussed for two typical arrangements of transient field experiments.

Boutachkov, P.; Escuderos, A.; Kumbartzki, G.; Benczer-Koller, N.; Stefanova, E.; Sharon, Y. Y.; Zamick, L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 (United States); Robinson, S. J. Q. [Geology and Physics Department, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana 47712 (United States); McCutchan, E. A.; Werner, V.; Ai, H.; Heinz, A.; Qian, J.; Williams, E.; Winkler, R. [Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States); Garnsworthy, A. B.; Thompson, N. J. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); Guerdal, G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 (United States); Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States); Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610 (United States)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing & properties La{sub 1-x}A{sub x}Co{sub 1-y}Fe{sub y}O{sub 3}(A = Sr, Ca) perovskites  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Selected compositions within the system La{sub 1-x}A{sub x}Co{sub 1-y}Fe{sub y}O{sub 3-{delta}}(A = Sr, Ca) were prepared by combustion synthesis and characterized by XRD, TGA, electrical conductivity, and oxygen permeation measurements. Substantial weight loss (due to loss of lattice oxygen) was observed in some compositions at high temperatures. For Sr containing materials, this weight loss increased with increasing Sr content. A substantial decrease in electronic conductivity was observed at high temperatures in Sr doped materials; this decrease was related to the decreased oxygen stoichiometry at these temperatures. In Sr doped compositions, oxygen flux increased with increasing Sr content. Calculated values of ionic conductivity were greater than the conductivity of yttria stabilized zirconia. Substitution of Ca for Sr resulted in substantially lower fluxes.

Stevenson, J.W.; Armstrong, T.R.; Pederson, L.R. [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chains of centered metal clusters with a novel range of distortions: Pr[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ru, Y[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ru, and Y[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ir  

SciTech Connect

The phases R[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ru (R = La, Pr, Gd, Y, Er) and R[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ir (R = Gd, Y) are obtained from the reactions of R, RI[sub 3], and Ru or Ir for 3-4 weeks in sealed Ta tubing at 850-975C, depending on the system. The title phases have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray means at room temperature. The first phase contains quasi-infinite double chains of edge-sharing Pr[sub 6](Ru) octahedra that are sheathed and interbridged by iodine. An evidently continuous distortion of these chains parallels the a/b axial ratio (in the order listed in the first sentence) such that metal octahedra are no longer obvious in Y[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ir; rather chains of trans-edge-sharing square pyramidal Y[sub 4]Ir units bonded base-to-base are more apt. Increased R-R, R-interstitial, and interstitial-interstitial bonding appears to parallel the degree of distortion. Magnetic data for La[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ru and Pr[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ru and the results of extended Hueckel band calculations on Pr[sub 3]I[sub 3]Ru are reported. Polar covalent Pr-Ru interactions and at least a quasi-closed shell configuration are emphasized by the latter.

Payne, M.W.; Dorhout, P.K.; Kim, Sungjin; Hughbanks, T.R.; Corbett, J.D. (Iowa State Univ., Ames (United States) Texas A and M Univ., College Station (United States))

1992-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical studies of the {beta}{double_prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}RSO{sub 3} R = CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}, CHFCF{sub 2} and CHF system: Chemical tuning of the counterion  

SciTech Connect

The authors compare the polarized optical spectra of the organic metal {beta}{double_prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFSO{sub 3} and the {beta}{double_prime}-ET{sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} metal/insulator material with those of the first fully organic superconductor {beta}{double_prime}-ET{sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}SO{sub 3}. The small chemical modification of the counterion has a dramatic effect on the spectral and charge transport properties of these materials, and they discuss their electronic structure in terms of band structure, many-body effects, and disorder. Based on structural differences in the anion pocket of the three salts, they conclude that the unusual electronic excitations observed in the {beta}{double_prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} metal/insulator material are caused by disorder-related localization.

Olejniczak, I.; Jones, B. R.; Dong, J.; Pigos, J. M.; Zhu, Z.; Garlach, A. D.; Musfeldt, J. L.; Koo, H.-J.; Whangbo, M.-H.; Schlueter, J. A.; Ward, B. H.; Morales, E.; Kini, A. M.; Winter, R. W.; Mohtasham, J.; Gard, G. L.

2000-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Activity of tungsten and rhenium filaments in CH sub 4 /H sub 2 and C sub 2 H sub 2 /H sub 2 mixtures: Importance for diamond CVD  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The resistance R, spectral emissivity {epsilon}, and power consumption of W and Re filaments heated to 2500 {degree}C in mixtures of CH{sub 4} or C{sub 2}H{sub 2} in H{sub 2} have been measured in a series of experiments focusing on the state of the filament activity, i.e., its ability to dissociate the reactant gases. It has been found that these properties of the filaments, as well as the partial pressures of CH{sub 4} and C{sub 2}H{sub 2} in the reaction chamber, depend critically on both the filament temperature and the reactant ratio, e.g., C{sub 2}H{sub 2}/H{sub 2}. Specifically, both W and Re filaments show sharp jumps in power consumption at essentially the same temperature, signaling strong increases in filament activity and, hence, production of atomic hydrogen. These results are proposed to be due to the removal of non-reactive carbon from the surface of the filament via etching by atomic hydrogen and are consistent with the predictions of our thermodynamic model for the C-H system. Evidence for gas phase reactions is presented and the role of thermal diffusion is discussed. The emissivities of the W and Re filaments are observed to have significantly different temperature dependences which are attributed to differences in the phase diagrams for the W-C and Re-C systems. The implications of these results for hot-filament diamond CVD are discussed.

Sommer, M.; Smith, F.W. (Department of Physics, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Western Regional Partnership Overview  

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

Regional Partnership Overview Regional Partnership Overview June 2013 Briefing Overview  WRP Background  Importance of Region  WRP Tribal Relations Committee  WRP Energy Committee WRP Region's Uniqueness  5 states stretching from the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean  Diverse terrain ranging from desert valleys to forested mountains  Significant State Trust Landholdings  Approximately 188 Federally recognized Tribes  Significant amounts of Federally managed land  According to GSA 2004 study, WRP states range from 41.8% - 84.5% of total state land WRP Region's Importance to DoD  Extensive Training Ranges  Interconnected ground/air ranges provide unmatched warfighter training opportunities

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NEAC Policy Sub-Committee  

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

Policy Sub Policy Sub NEAC Policy Sub - - Committee Committee Outlook for energy and the role of Outlook for energy and the role of nuclear power nuclear power June 23, 2008 June 23, 2008 The Premise The Premise * * More than 50 years since the launch of the More than 50 years since the launch of the Atoms for Peace initiative, the implications Atoms for Peace initiative, the implications -- -- in energy, environmental, and national in energy, environmental, and national security terms security terms -- -- of our nuclear policies of our nuclear policies are greater than ever. are greater than ever. The Mission The Mission * * The next president will face fateful choices on The next president will face fateful choices on energy. energy. * * These choices will have profound energy, These choices will have profound energy,

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Regional Comparisons, Spatial Aggregation,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Regional Regional Comparisons, Spatial Aggregation, and Asymmetry of Price Pass-Through in U.S. Gasoline Markets MICHAEL YE*, JOHN ZYREN**, JOANNE SHORE**, AND MICHAEL BURDETTE** Abstract Spot to retail price pass-through behavior of the U.S. gasoline market was investigated at the national and regional levels, using weekly wholesale and retail motor gasoline prices from January 2000 to the present. Asymmetric pass-through was found across all regions, with faster pass-through when prices are rising. Pass-through patterns, in terms of speed and time for completion, were found to vary from region to region. Spatial aggregation was investigated at the national level and the East Coast with the aggregated cumulative pass-through being greater than the volume-weighted regional pass-through when spot prices increase. These results are useful to the petroleum industry, consumers,

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On the safety of the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/ LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} lithium-ion battery system.  

SciTech Connect

The aim of this work is to investigate the inherent safety characteristics of the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cell chemistry in a real battery. For this purpose, the reactivity of the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} anode material with the electrolyte was first studied upon its electrochemical lithiation in a Li-metal half-cell. Results obtained by differential scanning calorimetry show that the total heat associated with this reaction increased when the lithium amount inserted in Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} increased, with no noticeable change in the onset temperature (125 C). It was also found that the total heat of the fully lithiated Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} (383 J/g) was much smaller compared to that of the fully lithiated graphite (2700 J/g), the latter having a lower onset temperature (100 C). The thermal and structural stability of Li{sub 6.5}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Li{sub 0.2}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 4} phases was investigated after the chemical lithiation of Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} with butylithium and the chemical delithiation of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} with nitronium tetrafluoroborate. Data from thermal gravimetric analysis show that the Li{sub 0.2}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cathode released less than 2 wt % oxygen below 400 C, while the Li{sub 6.5}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} anode gained 4 wt % at the same temperature. The accelerated rate calorimetry test performed on 18650-cells containing Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} chemistry showed no thermal runaway, explosion, or fire. These results clearly demonstrate that the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/LiMn2O{sub 4} battery could be one of the safest Li-ion battery systems.

Belharouak, I.; Sun, Y.-K.; Lu, W.; Amine, K.; Chemical Engineering; Hanyang Univ.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The I{sub C}R{sub N} value in intrinsic Josephson tunnel junctions in Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} (Bi2212) mesas.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The c-axis current-voltage I(V) characteristics have been obtained on a set of mesas of varying height sculpted on Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} (Bi2212) crystals intercalated with HgB{sub 2}. The intercalation, along with the small number of junctions in the mesa, N = 6-30, minimizes the degree of self-heating, leading to a consistent Josephson critical current, I{sub C}, among junctions in the mesa. The Bi2212 crystals with a bulk T{sub C} = 74 K are overdoped and display negligible pseudogap effects allowing an accurate measure of the normal state resistance, R{sub N}. These properties make the mesas nearly ideal for the determination of the Josephson I{sub C}R{sub N} product. We find I{sub C}R{sub N} values consistently {approx}30% of the quasiparticle gap parameter, {Delta}/e, which was measured independently using a mechanical contact, break junction technique. The latter was necessitated by higher bias heating effects in the mesas which prevented direct measurements of the superconducting gap. These values are among the highest reported and may represent the maximum intrinsic value for I{sub C}R{sub N}. The results indicate that the c-axis transport is a mixture of coherent and incoherent tunneling.

Kurter, C.; Ozyuzer, L.; Zasadzinski, J. F.; Hinks, D. G.; Gray, K. E. (Materials Science Division); (Illinois Inst. of Tech.); (Izmir Inst. of Tech.); (Univ. of Maryland)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroluminescence and phototrigger effect in single crystals of GaS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of switching and electroluminescence as well as the interrelation between these effects in single crystals of GaS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} alloys are detected and studied. It is established that the threshold voltage for switching depends on temperature, resistivity, and composition of alloys, and also on the intensity and spectrum of photoactive light. As a result, a phototrigger effect is observed; this effect arises under irradiation with light from the fundamental-absorption region. Electroluminescence is observed in the subthreshold region of the current-voltage characteristic; the electroluminescence intensity decreases drastically to zero as the sample is switched from a high-resistivity state to a low-resistivity state. Experimental data indicating that the electroluminescence and the switching effect are based on the injection mechanism (as it takes place in other layered crystals of the III-V type) are reported.

Kyazym-Zade, A. G., E-mail: bsu_aydin@yahoo.com; Salmanov, V. M.; Mokhtari, A. G.; Dadashova, V. V.; Agaeva, A. A. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cascades Geothermal Region | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cascades Geothermal Region Cascades Geothermal Region (Redirected from Cascades) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Cascades Geothermal Region Details Areas (21) Power Plants (0) Projects (3) Techniques (5) Map: {{{Name}}} The Cascade Range is part of a vast mountain chain that extends from British Columbia to northern California and has been volcanically active for ~ 40 million years as a result of the convergence of the of the Juan de Fuca and Pacific plates. Two physiographic sub-provinces make up the Cascade Range; the Western Cascades and the High Cascades on the east. Middle Eocene to early Pliocene (40 - 5 million years) thick mafic lava flows, primarily of andesitic composition are associated with ash flows, tuffs, and silicic intrusive bodies and stocks that decrease in age

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Cascades Geothermal Region | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cascades Geothermal Region Cascades Geothermal Region Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Cascades Geothermal Region Details Areas (21) Power Plants (0) Projects (3) Techniques (5) Map: {{{Name}}} The Cascade Range is part of a vast mountain chain that extends from British Columbia to northern California and has been volcanically active for ~ 40 million years as a result of the convergence of the of the Juan de Fuca and Pacific plates. Two physiographic sub-provinces make up the Cascade Range; the Western Cascades and the High Cascades on the east. Middle Eocene to early Pliocene (40 - 5 million years) thick mafic lava flows, primarily of andesitic composition are associated with ash flows, tuffs, and silicic intrusive bodies and stocks that decrease in age eastward to the High Cascades. Miocene to Holocene volcanic rocks make up

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP ON CARBON SEQUESTRATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Southwest Partnership Region includes six whole states, including Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah, roughly one-third of Texas, and significant portions of adjacent states. The Partnership comprises a large, diverse group of expert organizations and individuals specializing in carbon sequestration science and engineering, as well as public policy and outreach. The main objective of the Southwest Partnership project is to achieve an 18% reduction in carbon intensity by 2012. The Partnership made great progress in this first year. Action plans for possible Phase II carbon sequestration pilot tests in the region are almost finished, including both technical and non-technical aspects necessary for developing and carrying out these pilot tests. All partners in the Partnership are taking an active role in evaluating and ranking optimum sites and technologies for capture and storage of CO{sub 2} in the Southwest Region. We are identifying potential gaps in all aspects of potential sequestration deployment issues.

Brian McPherson; Rick Allis; Barry Biediger; Joel Brown; Jim Cappa; George Guthrie; Richard Hughes; Eugene Kim; Robert Lee; Dennis Leppin; Charles Mankin; Orman Paananen; Rajesh Pawar; Tarla Peterson; Steve Rauzi; Jerry Stuth; Genevieve Young

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flux creep and critcal-current anisotropy in Bi/sub 2/Sr/sub 2/CaCu/sub 2/O/sub 8+//sub delta/  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have studied magnetic relaxation, temperature dependence of the critical currents, magnetic irreversibility, and lower critical fields in single crystals of the high-T/sub c/ superconductor Bi/sub 2/Sr/sub 2/CaCu/sub 2/O/sub 8+//sub delta/ (idealized composition) through magnetization measurements. The results are analyzed within the framework of the critical state and a thermally activated flux-creep model. The results indicate three different critical curents and flux-creep rates depending on the relative orientation of the current, the field, and the Cu-O planes. The flux-creep rate for flux lines moving perpendicular to the planes, was found to be unobservably low. Similarly, the critical current density perpendicular to the planes was very low. However the critical current density in the plane and the flux-pinning well depth U/sub 0/, for fluxon motion parallel to the planes, are similar to the values found in Y-Ba-Cu-O. Implications of insulating layers between the Cu-O planes are discussed.

Biggs, B.D.; Kunchur, M.N.; Lin, J.J.; Poon, S.J.; Askew, T.R.; Flippen, R.B.; Subramanian, M.A.; Gopalakrishnan, J.; Sleight, A.W.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray diffraction study of (TlInSe{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(TlGaTe{sub 2}){sub x} crystal system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The crystallographic and dynamic characteristics of TlInSe{sub 2} and TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals have been studied by X-ray diffraction in the temperature range of 85-320 K. The temperature dependences of the unit-cell parameters a of TlInSe{sub 2} and TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals, as well as their coefficients of thermal expansion along the [100] direction, are determined. The concentration dependences of the unit-cell parameters a and c for (TlInSe{sub 2}){sub 1-x}(TlGaTe{sub 2}){sub x} crystals are measured. Anomalies are found in the temperature dependences of the unit-cell parameters a and, correspondingly, the coefficient of thermal expansion, indicating the existence of phase transitions in TlInSe{sub 2} and TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals.

Sheleg, A. U., E-mail: sheleg@ifttp.bas-net.by; Zub, E. M.; Yachkovskii, A. Ya. [National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, State Scientific and Production Association, Scientific and Practical Materials Research Center (Belarus); Mustafaeva, S. N.; Kerimova, E. M. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential bias of model projected greenhouse warming in irrigated regions  

SciTech Connect

Atmospheric general circulation models (GCMs) used to project climate responses to increased CO{sub 2} generally omit irrigation of agricultural land. Using the NCAR CAM3 GCM coupled to a slab-ocean model, we find that inclusion of an extreme irrigation scenario has a small effect on the simulated temperature and precipitation response to doubled CO{sub 2} in most regions, but reduced warming by as much as 1 C in some agricultural regions, such as Europe and India. This interaction between CO{sub 2} and irrigation occurs in cases where agriculture is a major fraction of the land surface and where, in the absence of irrigation, soil moisture declines are projected to provide a positive feedback to temperature change. The reduction of warming is less than 25% of the temperature increase modeled for doubled CO{sub 2} in most regions; thus greenhouse warming will still be dominant. However, the results indicate that land use interactions may be an important component of climate change uncertainty in some agricultural regions. While irrigated lands comprise only {approx}2% of the land surface, they contribute over 40% of global food production. Climate changes in these regions are therefore particularly important to society despite their relatively small contribution to average global climate.

Lobell, D; Bala, G; Bonfils, C; Duffy, P

2006-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural phase transitions in the Ag{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11}-Na{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11} solid solution  

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The phase transitions between various structural modifications of the natrotantite-structured system xAg{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11}-(1-x)Na{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11} have been investigated and a phase diagram constructed as a function of temperature and composition. This shows three separate phase transition types: (1) paraelectric-ferroelectric, (2) rhombohedral-monoclinic and (3) a phase transition within the ferroelectric rhombohedral zone between space groups R3c and R3. The parent structure for the entire series has space group R3{sup Macron }c. Compositions with x>0.75 are rhombohedral at all temperatures whereas compositions with x<0.75 are all monoclinic at room temperature and below. At x=0.75, rhombohedral and monoclinic phases coexist with the phase boundary below room temperature being virtually temperature-independent. The ferroelectric phase boundary extends into the monoclinic phase field. No evidence was found for the R3-R3c phase boundary extending into the monoclinic phase field and it is concluded that a triple point is formed. - Graphical abstract: Phase diagram for xAg{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11}-(1-x)Na{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11} solid solution showing changes in crystal symmetry as a function of temperature and composition. The crystal structure is depicted. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle Ferroelectric, rhombohedral Ag{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11} in solid solution with monoclinic Na{sub 2}Nb{sub 4}O{sub 11}. Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle Three phase boundaries were studied as a function of composition and temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Triangle Both rhombohedral and monoclinic variants exhibit ferroelectricity. The parent phase of the series has space group R3{sup Macron }c.

Woodward, David I., E-mail: d.i.woodward@warwick.ac.uk [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Lees, Martin R.; Thomas, Pam A. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Texture analysis of smooth in situ laser ablated YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 thin films on (100) SrTiO sub 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The texture of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} thin films on (100) SrTiO{sub 3}, grown by {ital in} {ital situ} laser ablation, was investigated by x-ray diffraction. The surface morphology is smooth with only 10{sup 5} cm{sup {minus}2} particulates of about 0.1 {mu}m in diameter. High-resolution x-ray diffraction shows that the {ital c}-axis of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} is epitaxially aligned with the (001) direction of SrTiO{sub 3} irrespective of the misorientation. The {l brace}018{r brace} pole figure of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} shows a fourfold symmetry which indicates that the films are ordered with respect to the substrate lattice. Moreover, the alignment in the {l brace}018{r brace} pole figure of the (220) reflections of SrTiO{sub 3} and the (018) reflections of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} indicates that over the whole surface of the film the {ital a}- and {ital b}-axes of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} are aligned along the (100) and (010) direction of SrTiO{sub 3}. The epitaxial nature of the films, the low density of particulates, and the lack of interdiffusion as concluded from secondary ion mass spectrometry measurements, allows for the preparation of heteroepitaxial stacks containing high-{ital T}{sub {ital c}} superconductors.

Cillessen, J.F.M.; de Leeuw, D.M.; Kinneging, A.J.; Zalm, P.C.; Bongers, P.F. (Philips Research Laboratories, P.O. Box 80 000, 5600 JA Eindhoven, The Netherlands (NL))

1990-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New hypodiphosphates of the alkali metals: Synthesis, crystal structure and vibrational spectra of the hypodiphosphates(IV) M{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] (M=Rb and Cs)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The new hypodiphosphates(IV) Rb{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] (1) and Cs{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] (2) were synthesized by soft chemistry reactions from aqueous solutions of hypophosphoric acid and the corresponding heavy alkali-metal carbonates. Their crystal structures were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Both compounds crystallize isotypic in the triclinic space group P-1 with one formula unit in the unit cell. The structures are built up by discrete (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) units in staggered conformation for the P{sub 2}O{sub 6} skeleton and the corresponding alkali-metal cations. In the (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} ion the hydrogen atoms are in a 'trans-trans' conformation. O{center_dot}H-O hydrogen bonds between the (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) groups consolidate the structures into a three-dimensional network. The FT-Raman and {sup 31}P and {sup 1}H and MAS NMR spectra of the title compounds have been recorded and interpreted, especially with respect to their assignment to the (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) groups. Thermogravimetric data of 2 have been interpreted in terms of a thermal decomposition model. - Graphical Abstract: The layered compounds Rb{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] and Cs{sub 2}[(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})] have been synthesized and investigated. Both crystallize isotypic. The structures are built up by discrete (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) units and the corresponding alkali-metal cations. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis and single-crystal structure of new alkali hypodiphosphates. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Structures are characterized by [(H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})(H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6})]{sup 2-} units and M{sup +} cations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer (H{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}){sup 2-} and (H{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 6}) units are linked by short hydrogen bonds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Both compounds are characterized by {sup 31}P MAS-NMR spectra.

Wu, Peng [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)] [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany); Wiegand, Thomas; Eckert, Hellmut [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie and Graduate School of Chemistry, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Corrensstr. 28/30, D-48149 Muenster (Germany)] [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie and Graduate School of Chemistry, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Corrensstr. 28/30, D-48149 Muenster (Germany); Gjikaj, Mimoza, E-mail: mimoza.gjikaj@tu-clausthal.de [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)] [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der TU Clausthal, Paul-Ernst-Strasse 4, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

211

SOME AB$sub 3$ COMPOUNDS OF THE TRANSITION METALS  

SciTech Connect

Crystal structure data for fifteen AB/sub 3/ compounds of the transition metals were studied. The alloys were made by arc melting 3 to 5 of the elements in a water-cooled copper crucible. AB/sub 3/ compounds with the Cu/sub 3/Au- structure, Ll/sub 2/, space group Pm/sub 3/m included: ScRh/sub 3/, ScPd/sub 3/, ScPt/sub 3/, YPd/sub 3/, YPt/sub 3/, LaPd/sub 3/, HoPd/sub 3/, HoPt/sub 3/, ThRh/ sub 3/, URh/sub 3/, and Ulr/sub 3/. AB /sub 3/ compounds with close-packed ordered structures included ThPd/sub 3/, VPd/sub 3/, VPt/sub 3/, and HfAl/sub 3/. (M.C.G.)

Dwight, A.E.; Downey, J.W.; Conner, R.A. Jr.

1961-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Isothermal calorimetry investigation of Li{sub 1+x}Mn{sub 2-y}Al{sub z}O{sub 4} spinel.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The heat generation of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4}, Li{sub 1.156}Mn{sub 1.844}O{sub 4}, and Li{sub 1.06}Mn{sub 1.89}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 4} spinel cathode materials in a half-cell system was investigated by isothermal micro-calorimetry (IMC). The heat variations of the Li/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cell during charging were attributed to the LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} phase transition and order/disorder changes. This heat variation was largely suppressed when the stoichiometric spinel was doped with excess lithium or lithium and aluminum. The calculated entropy change (dE/dT) from the IMC confirmed that the order/disorder change of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4}, which occurs in the middle of the charge, was largely suppressed with lithium or lithium and aluminum doping. The dE/dT values obtained did not agree between the charge and the discharge at room temperature (25 C), which was attributed to cell self-discharge. This discrepancy was not observed at low temperature (10 C). Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) results showed that the fully charged spinel with lithium doping has better thermal stability.

Lu, W.; Belharouak, I.; Park, S. H.; Sun, Y. K; Amine, K.; Chemical Engineering; Hanyang Univ.

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Raman characterization of the BEDT-TTF(ClO{sub 4}){sub 2} salt  

SciTech Connect

The major Raman scattering peaks of BEDT-TTF(ClO{sub 4}){sub 2} have been assigned by comparison to the isotopically labeled {sup 13}C(4)-BEDT-TTF(ClO{sub 4}){sub 2} and {sup 13}C(6)-BEDT-TTF(ClO{sub 4}){sub 2} salts. The {upsilon}{sub 2}, {upsilon}{sub 3}, and {upsilon}{sub 6} A{sub g} modes are associated with the C{double_bond}C vibrations and the Raman shifts are found to decrease with increasing oxidation state of the ET molecules. The {upsilon}{sub 9} and {upsilon}{sub 10} A{sub g} modes are associated with the sulfur (C{single_bond}S) related vibrations and the Raman shifts are observed to increase with increasing oxidation state of the ET molecules.

Wang, H.H.; Kini, A.M.; Williams, J.M.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

214

Fuel cell sub-assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell sub-assembly comprising a plurality of fuel cells, a first section of a cooling means disposed at an end of the assembly and means for connecting the fuel cells and first section together to form a unitary structure.

Chi, Chang V. (Brookfield, CT)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and topographical analysis of Nd:Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanorods  

SciTech Connect

Nanocrystalline form of pure and Nd doped gadolinium hydroxide [Nd:Gd(OH({sub 3}] nanorods were successfully synthesized at 60 Degree-Sign C through simple co-precipitation method of Gd(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}.6H{sub 2}O and Nd(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}.6H{sub 2}O solutions with a specified pH, adjusted using NH{sub 3} as buffer solution. The dopant percentage was maintained at 5%. The as-synthesized Gd(OH){sub 3} and Nd:Gd(OH({sub 3} nanorods were annealed at 500 Degree-Sign C for 1 h to form the respective Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Nd:Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanorods. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern, scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) analyses were used to characterize these as-synthesized [Gd(OH){sub 3} and Nd:Gd(OH({sub 3}] and annealed [Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Nd:Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}] nanorods.

Boopathi, G.; Mohan, R. [Department of Physics, Presidency College, Chennai 600 005 (India); Raj, S. Gokul [Department of Physics, Vel Tech, Dr. RR and Dr. SR Technical University, Avadi, Chennai 600 062 (India); Kumar, G. Ramesh [Department of Physics, University College of Engineering Arni, Anna University Chennai, Arni 632 317 (India)

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Scintillator having a MgAI.sub.2O.sub.4 host lattice  

SciTech Connect

A scintillator having a host lattice of MgAl.sub.2O.sub.4 was prepared by hot pressing under a vacuum environment a powder mixture of MgAl.sub.2O.sub.4, CeO.sub.2, and LiF.

Chen, Ching-Fong (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

217

Magnetic properties of (Sm,Y){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} melt-spun ribbons  

SciTech Connect

An investigation of the synthesis of the (Sm{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} (x = 0 to 0.5) phase and its magnetic properties is presented. (Sm{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} (x = 0 to 0.5) melt-spun ribbons that fully or mainly consisted of the amorphous phase and which showed low coercivity were prepared. Heat treatment of the melt-spun ribbons resulted in the formation of the (Sm,Y){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} phase. The highest remanence, 50 emu/g, was achieved in the annealed (Sm{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.3}){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} melt-spun ribbon. However,the annealed (Sm{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} (x = 0.4 to 0.5) melt-spun ribbons did not contain the (Sm,Y){sub 5}Fe{sub 17} phase and showed low coercivity values.

Saito, Tetsuji [Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016 (Japan); Nishio-Hamane, Daisuke [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A HIGH-RESOLUTION STUDY OF THE H I-H{sub 2} TRANSITION ACROSS THE PERSEUS MOLECULAR CLOUD  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To investigate the fundamental principles of H{sub 2} formation in a giant molecular cloud, we derive the H I and H{sub 2} surface density ({Sigma}{sub HI} and {Sigma}{sub H2}) images of the Perseus molecular cloud on sub-pc scales ({approx}0.4 pc). We use the far-infrared data from the Improved Reprocessing of the IRAS Survey and the V-band extinction image provided by the COMPLETE Survey to estimate the dust column density image of Perseus. In combination with the H I data from the Galactic Arecibo L-band Feed Array H I Survey and an estimate of the local dust-to-gas ratio, we then derive the {Sigma}{sub H2} distribution across Perseus. We find a relatively uniform {Sigma}{sub HI}{approx} 6-8 M{sub Sun} pc{sup -2} for both dark and star-forming regions, suggesting a minimum H I surface density required to shield H{sub 2} against photodissociation. As a result, a remarkably tight and consistent relation is found between {Sigma}{sub H2}/{Sigma}{sub HI} and {Sigma}{sub HI} + {Sigma}{sub H2}. The transition between the H I- and H{sub 2}-dominated regions occurs at N(H I) + 2N(H{sub 2}) {approx} (8-14) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} cm{sup -2}. Our findings are consistent with predictions for H{sub 2} formation in equilibrium, suggesting that turbulence may not be of primary importance for H{sub 2} formation. However, the importance of a warm neutral medium for H{sub 2} shielding, an internal radiation field, and the timescale of H{sub 2} formation still remain as open questions. We also compare H{sub 2} and CO distributions and estimate the fraction of 'CO-dark' gas, f{sub DG} {approx} 0.3. While significant spatial variations of f{sub DG} are found, we do not find a clear correlation with the mean V-band extinction.

Lee, Min-Young; Stanimirovic, Snezana; Begum, Ayesha; Pingel, Nickolas M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Douglas, Kevin A. [Arecibo Observatory, NAIC, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, PR 00612 (United States); Knee, Lewis B. G. [Joint ALMA Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura, Santiago (Chile); Di Francesco, James [National Research Council of Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7 (Canada); Gibson, Steven J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (United States); Grcevich, Jana; Peek, J. E. G.; Putman, Mary E.; Saul, Destry [Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Heiles, Carl [Radio Astronomy Lab, University of California-Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Korpela, Eric J. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Leroy, Adam K. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarized IR and Raman spectra of Ca{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}, Ca{sub 2}ZnSi{sub 2}O{sub 7} and Sr{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7} single crystals: Temperature-dependent studies of commensurate to incommensurate and incommensurate to normal phase transitions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IR and Raman spectra of Ca{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}, Ca{sub 2}ZnSi{sub 2}O{sub 7} and Sr{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7} oriented single crystals and powders have been measured. The temperature dependence of phonons has been established in the 4-650 K range. Discussion of the results has been performed on the basis of factor group approach for the tetragonal P4-bar 2{sub 1}m (D{sub 2d}{sup 3}) space group with Z=2. The assignment of the bands observed to the internal and external modes has been made on their polarization behaviour, phonon energy calculations and literature data. The evidences of the LO-TO splitting and commensurate (C) to incommensurate (IC) as well as incommensurate (IC) to normal (N) phase transitions have been found. As a representative example, the results obtained for the spontaneous Raman scattering have also been used in the discussion of the stimulated Raman spectra of Ca{sub 2}ZnSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}. - Graphical abstract: Raman and IR spectra of Ca{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}, Ca{sub 2}ZnSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}, Sr{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7} have been measured. The temperature dependence of phonons has been established in the 4-650 K range. The evidences of the LO-TO splitting and commensurate (C) to incommensurate (IC) as well as incommensurate (IC) to normal (N) phase transitions have been found. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Polarized IR and Raman spectra of pyrosilicates single crystals have been studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Temperature dependence of the phonon bands and LO-TO splitting have been analysed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Commensurate to incommensurate and to normal phase have been evidenced in the spectra. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Phonon calculations have been used in assignment of the normal modes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Stimulated Raman spectra of Ca{sub 2}ZnSi{sub 2}O{sub 7} crystal have been measured and analysed.

Hanuza, J. [Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Okolna 2, Wroclaw (Poland); Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology, Wroclaw University of Economics, 118/120 Komandorska str., Wroclaw (Poland); Ptak, M., E-mail: m.ptak@int.pan.wroc.pl [Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Okolna 2, Wroclaw (Poland); Maczka, M.; Hermanowicz, K. [Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Okolna 2, Wroclaw (Poland); Lorenc, J. [Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology, Wroclaw University of Economics, 118/120 Komandorska str., Wroclaw (Poland); Kaminskii, A.A. [Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB)  

SciTech Connect

The Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) is a diverse partnership covering eleven states involving the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) an interstate compact; regulatory agencies and/or geological surveys from member states; the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); academic institutions; a Native American enterprise; and multiple entities from the private sector. Figure 1 shows the team structure for the partnership. In addition to the Technical Team, the Technology Coalition, an alliance of auxiliary participants, in the project lends yet more strength and support to the project. The Technology Coalition, with its diverse representation of various sectors, is integral to the technical information transfer, outreach, and public perception activities of the partnership. The Technology Coalition members, shown in Figure 2, also provide a breadth of knowledge and capabilities in the multiplicity of technologies needed to assure a successful outcome to the project and serve as an extremely important asset to the partnership. The eleven states comprising the multi-state region are: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; and Virginia. The states making up the SECARB area are illustrated in Figure 3. The primary objectives of the SECARB project include: (1) Supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carbon Sequestration Program by promoting the development of a framework and infrastructure necessary for the validation and deployment of carbon sequestration technologies. This requires the development of relevant data to reduce the uncertainties and risks that are barriers to sequestration, especially for geologic storage in the SECARB region. Information and knowledge are the keys to establishing a regional carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage industry with public acceptance. (2) Supporting the President's Global Climate Change Initiative with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas intensity by 18 percent by 2012. A corollary to the first objective, this objective requires the development of a broad awareness across government, industry, and the general public of sequestration issues and establishment of the technological and legal frameworks necessary to achieve the President's goal. The information developed by the SECARB team will play a vital role in achieving the President's goal for the southeastern region of the United States. (3) Evaluating options and potential opportunities for regional CO{sub 2} sequestration. This requires characterization of the region regarding the presence and location of sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), primarily CO{sub 2}, the presence and location of potential carbon sinks and geological parameters, geographical features and environmental concerns, demographics, state and interstate regulations, and existing infrastructure.

Kenneth J. Nemeth

2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic and electrical properties of layered magnets Tl(Cr,Mn,Co)Se{sub 2}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tl(Cr,Mn,Co)Se{sub 2} crystals were synthesized at T {approx} 1050 K. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that TlCrSe{sub 2}, TlMnSe{sub 2}, and TlCoSe{sub 2} compounds crystallize in the hexagonal crystal system with the lattice parameters: a = 3.6999 A, c = 22.6901 A, c/a {approx} 6.133, z = 3, {rho}{sub x} = 6.209 g/cm{sup 3}; a = 6.53 A, c = 23.96 A, c/a {approx} 3.669, z = 8, {rho}{sub x} = 6.71 g/cm{sup 3}; and a = 3.747 A, c = 22.772 A, c/a {approx} 6.077, z = 3, {rho}{sub x} = 7.577 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively. Magnetic and electrical studies in the temperature range from 80-400 K showed that TlCrSe{sub 2} is a semiconductor ferromagnet, TlMnSe{sub 2} is a semiconductor antiferromagnet, and TlCoSe{sub 2} is a ferrimagnet with a conductivity characteristic of metals. A rather large deviation in the experimental effective magnetic moment for TlCrSe{sub 2} (3.05 {mu}B) from the theoretical value (3.85 {mu}B) is attributed to two-dimensional magnetic ordering in the paramagnetic region of the noticeably layered ferromagnet TlCrSe{sub 2}. In TlCrSe{sub 2}, a correlation between magnetic and electrical properties was detected.

Veliyev, R. G.; Sadikhov, R. Z.; Kerimova, E. M., E-mail: ekerimova@physics.ab.az; Asadov, Yu. G.; Jabbarov, A. I. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Education Partners  

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Northern New Mexico and LANL through effective partnerships with regional secondary and higher education organizations, businesses and industry. Contact Executive Office Director...

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Regional Climate Information & Modeling  

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Information & Modeling Print E-mail The specific impacts and vulnerabilities posed by climate change are largely defined by regional differences 9in things like geography,...

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Crystal structure of (Li{sub 0.5}K{sub 0.5}){sub 2}CO{sub 3} by neutron powder diffraction analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The crystal structure of (Li{sub 0.5}K{sub 0.5}){sub 2}CO{sub 3} was determined by neutron powder diffraction. A final weighted R-factor of 4.54% was obtained for the refinement of 2,373 reflections by the Rietveld method from a sample synthesized using {sup 7}Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3} and K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} (99.9% pure). Slight distortion of the CO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}} units in the monoclinic cell was observed; the O(1)-C-O(2) angle and C-O(3) length are larger than those for the other C-O bonds and O-C-O angles. These local-structure characteristics can be explained by the difference in the ionic size of Li{sup +} and K{sup +}, and the different electrostatic interactions between the cations and CO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}} units. (Li{sub 0.5}K{sub 0.5}){sub 2}CO{sub 3} is important as a material for molten carbonate fuel cells.

Idemoto, Yasushi [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Intense Pulsed Neutron Source]|[Science Univ. of Tokyo, Noda, Chiba (Japan). Dept. of Industrial Chemistry; Richardson, J.W. Jr.; Loong, C.K. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Intense Pulsed Neutron Source; Koura, Nobuyuki; Kohara, Shinji [Science Univ. of Tokyo, Noda, Chiba (Japan). Dept. of Industrial Chemistry

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The determination of UO/sub 2/ and UF/sub 4/ in fused fluoride salts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The determination of uranium oxide solubilities in fused fluoride salts is important in the electrolytic preparation of uranium metal. This project was initiated to develop a method for the determination of UO/sub 2/ separately from UF/sub 4/ in UF/sub 4/-CaF/sub 2/-LiF fused salts. Previous methods used for the determination of UO/sub 2/ in fused fluoride salts involved inert gas fusions where oxygen was liberated as CO/sub 2/, and hydrofluorination where oxygen was released as H/sub 2/O; but the special equipment used for these procedures was no longer available. These methods assumed that all of the oxygen liberated was due to UO/sub 2/ and does not consider impurities from reagents and other oxygen sources that amount to a bias of approximately 0.3 wt %. This titrimetric method eliminates the bias by selectively extracting the UF/sub 4/ with a Na/sub 2/EDTA-H/sub 3/BO/sub 3/ solution. The remaining uranium oxide residue is treated and titrated gravimetrically to a potentiometric endpoint with NBS standard K/sub 2/Cr/sub 2/O/sub 7/. An aliquot of the Na/sub 2/EDTA-H/sub 3/BO/sub 3/ extract is also titrated gravimetrically to a potentiometric endpoint, this uranium component is determined and calculated as UF/sub 4/. 4 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Batiste, D.J.; Lee, D.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Photoluminescence in the Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}WO{sub 4} system at room temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, a study was undertaken about the structural and photoluminescent properties, at room temperature, of powder samples from the Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}WO{sub 4} (x=0-1.0) system, synthesized by a soft chemical method and heat treated between 400 and 700 deg. C. The material was characterized using Infrared, UV-vis and Raman spectroscopy and XRD. The most intense PL emission was obtained for the sample calcined at 600 deg. C, which is neither highly disordered (400-500 deg. C), nor completely ordered (700 deg. C). Corroborating the role of disorder in the PL phenomenon, the most intense PL response was not observed for pure CaWO{sub 4} or SrWO{sub 4}, but for Ca{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}WO{sub 4}. The PL emission spectra could be separated into two Gaussian curves. The lower wavelength peak is placed around 530 nm, and the higher wavelength peak at about 690 nm. Similar results were reported in the literature for both CaWO{sub 4} and SrWO{sub 4}. - Graphical abstract: The structural and room temperature photoluminescence of Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}WO4 synthesized by a soft chemical method was studied. The most intense PL emission was obtained for the sample calcined at 600 deg. C, that is neither highly disordered (400-500 deg. C), nor completely ordered (700 deg. C). Corroborating the role of disorder in the PL phenomenon, the most intense PL response was not observed for pure CaWO{sub 4} or SrWO{sub 4}, but for Ca{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}WO{sub 4}.

Porto, S.L. [Laboratorio de Combustiveis e Materiais (LACOM/DQ/CCEN), Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900 (Brazil); Longo, E. [CMDMC/LIEC, Instituto de Quimica, UNESP-Araraquara, Rua Prof. Francisco Degni s/n, Araraquara, SP, CEP 14800-900 (Brazil); Pizani, P.S.; Boschi, T.M. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luiz km 235, SP, CEP 13565-905 (Brazil); Simoes, L.G.P. [Centro Multidisciplinar de Desenvolvimento de Materiais Ceramicos (LIEC/DQ), Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luiz km 235, Sao Carlos, SP, CEP 13565-905 (Brazil); Lima, S.J.G. [Laboratorio de Solidificacao Rapida, Departamento de Tecnologia Mecanica (LSR/DTM/CT), Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900 (Brazil); Ferreira, J.M. [Laboratorio de Combustiveis e Materiais (LACOM/DQ/CCEN), Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900 (Brazil); COAMA, Area de Meio Ambiente, Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica da Paraiba, Av. 1o de Maio 720, Jaguaribe, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58015-430 (Brazil); Soledade, L.E.B.; Espinoza, J.W.M.; Cassia-Santos, M.R.; Maurera, M.A.M.A. [Laboratorio de Combustiveis e Materiais (LACOM/DQ/CCEN), Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900 (Brazil); Paskocimas, C.A. [Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, CEP 59072-970 (Brazil); Santos, I.M.G. [Laboratorio de Combustiveis e Materiais (LACOM/DQ/CCEN), Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900 (Brazil)], E-mail: ieda@quimica.ufpb.br; Souza, A.G. [Laboratorio de Combustiveis e Materiais (LACOM/DQ/CCEN), Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900 (Brazil)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

The role of ICTs in downscaling and up-scaling integrated weather forecasts for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite global advancements in technology and inter-trade volumes, Sub-Saharan Africa is the only Region where cases of hunger have increased since 1990. Rampant and frequent droughts are one of the major causes of this. Monumental and mostly donor-funded ... Keywords: Nganyi clan of western Kenya, indigenous knowledge weather forecasts, seasonal climate forecasts, sub-Saharan Africa, wireless sensor networks

Muthoni Masinde; Antoine Bagula; Nzioka J. Muthama

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and structural characterization of the ternary Zintl phases AE{sub 3}Al{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} and AE{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} (AE=Ca, Sr, Ba, Eu; Pn=P, As)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ten new ternary phosphides and arsenides with empirical formulae AE{sub 3}Al{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} and AE{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} (AE=Ca, Sr, Ba, Eu; Pn=P, As) have been synthesized using molten Ga, Al, and Pb fluxes. They have been structurally characterized by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction to form with two different structures-Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Sr{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4}, Eu{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Eu{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4}, Ca{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Sr{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Sr{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}As{sub 4}, and Eu{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}As{sub 4} crystallize with the Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} structure type (space group C2/c, Z=4); Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4} and Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} adopt the Na{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}S{sub 4} structure type (space group Pnma, Z=4). The polyanions in both structures are made up of TrPn{sub 4} tetrahedra, which share common corners and edges to form {sup 2}{sub {infinity}}[TrPn{sub 2}]{sub 3-} layers in the phases with the Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} structure, and {sup 1}{sub {infinity}}[TrPn{sub 2}]{sub 3-} chains in Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4} and Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} with the Na{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}S{sub 4} structure type. The valence electron count for all of these compounds follows the Zintl-Klemm rules. Electronic band structure calculations confirm them to be semiconductors. - Graphical abstract: AE{sub 3}Al{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} and AE{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} (AE=Ca, Sr, Ba, Eu; Pn=P, As) crystallize in two different structures-Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Sr{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4}, Eu{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Eu{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4}, Ca{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Sr{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 4}, Sr{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}As{sub 4}, and Eu{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}As{sub 4}, are isotypic with the previously reported Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} (space group C2/c (No. 15)), while Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4} and Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} adopt a different structure known for Na{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}S{sub 4} (space group Pnma (No. 62). The polyanions in both structures are made up of TrPn{sub 4} tetrahedra, which by sharing common corners and edges, form {sup 2}{sub {infinity}}[TrPn{sub 2}]{sub 3-}layers in the former and {sup 1}{sub {infinity}}[TrPn{sub 2}]{sub 3-} chains in Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4} and Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer AE{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}Pn{sub 4} (AE=Ca, Sr, Ba, Eu; Pn=P, As) are new ternary pnictides. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}P{sub 4} and Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} adopt the Na{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}S{sub 4} structure type. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Sr- and Ca-compounds crystallize with the Ca{sub 3}Al{sub 2}As{sub 4} structure type. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The valence electron count for all title compounds follows the Zintl-Klemm rules.

He, Hua; Tyson, Chauntae; Saito, Maia [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States); Bobev, Svilen, E-mail: bobev@udel.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

230

Generalized Region Connection Calculus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Region Connection Calculus (RCC) is one of the most widely referenced system of high-level (qualitative) spatial reasoning. RCC assumes a continuous representation of space. This contrasts sharply with the fact that spatial information obtained from ... Keywords: (Generalized) Boolean connection algebra, (Generalized) Region Connection Calculus, Continuous space, Discrete space, Mereology, Mereotopology, Qualitative spatial reasoning

Sanjiang Li; Mingsheng Ying

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical conduction in CaF[sub 2] and CaF[sub 2]-Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] nanocomposite films on Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] substrates  

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Thin films of pure CaF[sub 2] and nanocomposite mixtures of Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] with CaF[sub 2] were evaporated on Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] substrates. Interdigital electrodes on some of the substrates allowed [ital in] [ital situ] measurements of the electrical conduction in the films during and subsequent to film growth. Electrical conduction was studied as a function of film thickness, film deposition rate, composition, time, and temperature. The electrical conductivity in pure CaF[sub 2] adjacent to an Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] interface sometimes exceeded the bulk CaF[sub 2] conductivity (i.e., value at more than 50 nm distance) by as much as a factor of 6700 at 200 [degree]C. The high conductivity is characterized by an activation energy of 0.6[plus minus]0.1 eV, which is significantly lower than the activation energy of about 1.0 eV for conduction in the bulk. However, this high conductivity is thermally unstable and diminishes in time. A high but stable conductivity was obtained in CaF[sub 2] films containing about 10 mol % Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] as a dispersed second phase. At 200 [degree]C, a two-phase film gave a factor of 360 enhancement over the measured bulk CaF[sub 2] conductivity and a factor of 7 improvement over the best previously reported conductivity for CaF[sub 2]-Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] composite materials. The origin of enhanced conduction in CaF[sub 2] is attributed to ion transport along dislocations. Dislocations anneal with a characteristic log of time dependence that is recognizable in the annealing behavior of the electrical conductivity. Presumably, the addition of a dispersed second phase of Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] to CaF[sub 2] serves both to generate and to pin dislocations; the electrical conductance is thereby enhanced and stabilized.

Modine, F.A.; Lubben, D.; Bates, J.B. (Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6030 (United States))

1993-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

232

CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR THE CONVERSION OF UF$sub 6$ TO UF$sub 4$  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is presented for reducing UF/sub 6/ to UF/sub 6/ with hydrogen. A preheated mixture of UF/sub 6/ and fluorine is contacted with a stoichiometric excess of preheated hydrogen in a reaction chamber thereby producing UF/sub 6/. The UF/sub 6/ reacts quantitatively and the UF/sub 6/ produced is of high purity and high density.

Smiley, S.H.; Brater, D.C.; Nimmo, R.H.

1959-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-throughput and in situ EDXRD investigation on the formation of two new metal aminoethylphosphonates - Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 2}) and Ca(OH)(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 3}){center_dot}2H{sub 2}O  

SciTech Connect

The system Ca{sup 2+}/2-aminoethylphosphonic acid/H{sub 2}O/NaOH was systematically investigated using high-throughput methods. The experiments led to one new compound Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2} H{sub 4}NH{sub 2}) (1) and the crystal structure was determined using in house X-ray powder diffraction data (monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/c, a=9.7753(3), b=6.4931(2), c=8.4473(2) A, {beta}=106.46(2) Degree-Sign , V=514.20(2) A{sup 3}, Z=4). The formation of 1 was investigated by in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction measurements (EDXRD) at beamline F3 at HASYLAB (light source DORIS III), DESY, Hamburg. An intermediate, Ca(OH)(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 3}){center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (2), was observed and could be isolated from the reaction mixture at ambient temperatures by quenching the reaction. The crystal structure of 2 was determined from XRPD data using synchrotron radiation (monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/m, a=11.2193(7), b=7.1488(3), c=5.0635(2) A, {beta}=100.13(4) Degree-Sign , V=399.78(3) A{sup 3}, Z=2). - Graphical abstarct: The detailed in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDXRD) investigation on the formation of the new inorganic-organic hybrid compound Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 2}) leads to the discovery of a new crystalline intermediate phase. Both crystal structures were elucidated using X-ray powder diffraction data. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High-throughput investigation led to new metal aminoethylphosphonate Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 2}). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The formation of Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 2}) was followed by in situ EDXRD measurements. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The crystalline intermediate Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 3})(OH){center_dot}2H{sub 2}O was discovered. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Isolation of Ca(O{sub 3}PC{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 3})(OH){center_dot}2H{sub 2}O was accomplished by quenching experiments. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The structures were determined using X-ray powder diffraction data.

Schmidt, Corinna; Feyand, Mark [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, Max-Eyth Strasse 2, D 24118 Kiel (Germany); Rothkirch, Andre [HASYLAB, DESY Hamburg, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Stock, Norbert, E-mail: stock@ac.uni-kiel.de [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, Max-Eyth Strasse 2, D 24118 Kiel (Germany)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the sulphur pollution over the balkan region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EMAP (Eulerian Model for Air Pollution) model is used to estimate the sulphur pollution over the Balkan region for 1995. A sub-domain of the standard EMEP grid is chosen containing all 12 Balkan countries. The computational grid in this domain has ... Keywords: PBL- model, air pollution, dispersion modelling, sulphur dioxideblame matrix

Hristo Chervenkov; Dimiter Syrakov; Maria Prodanova

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure of new synthetic Ca,Na carbonate-borate Ca{sub 2}Na(Na{sub x}Ca{sub 0.5-x})[B{sub 3}{sup t}B{sub 2}{sup {delta}}O{sub 8}(OH)(O{sub 1-x}OH{sub x})](CO{sub 3})  

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New Ca,Na carbonate-borate Ca{sub 2}Na(Na{sub x}Ca{sub 0.5-x}) [B{sub 3}{sup t}B{sub 2}{sup {Delta}}O{sub 8}(OH)(O{sub 1-x}OH{sub x})](CO{sub 3}) crystals (x {approx} 0.4) have been synthesized by the hydrothermal method in the Ca(OH){sub 2}-H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}-Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}-NaCl-system at t = 250 Degree-Sign C and P = 70-80 atm; the structure parameters are found to be a = 11.1848(3) Angstrom-Sign , b = 6.4727(2) Angstrom-Sign , c = 25.8181(7) Angstrom-Sign , {beta} = 96.364(3) Degree-Sign , V = 1857.60(9) Angstrom-Sign {sup 3}, sp. gr. C2/c, Z = 8, and {rho}{sub calcd} = 2.801 g/cm{sup 3} (Xcalibur S autodiffractometer (CCD), 2663 reflections with I > 2{sigma} (I), direct solution, refinement by the least-squares method in the anisotropic approximation of thermal atomic vibrations, hydrogen localization, R{sub 1} = 0.0387). The structure is based on boron-oxygen layers of pentaborate radicals 5(2{Delta} + 3T). Ca and Na polyhedra and CO{sub 3} triangles are located between the layers. A crystallochemical analysis of the new Ca,Na carbonate-borate has established its similarity to natural Na,Ca pentaborates (heidornite and tuzlaite) and synthetic Na,Ba-decaborate.

Yamnova, N. A., E-mail: natalia-yamnova@yandex.ru; Borovikova, E. Yu.; Gurbanova, O. A.; Dimitrova, O. V.; Zubkova, N. V. [Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

236

Sub-Metering Scoping Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of a scoping study conducted to identify options and approaches to sub-metering of residential loads, distributed generation, and storage. Utility interest in this subject has increased, driven by the employment of residential solar photovoltaic systems as well as the potential for significant consumer adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the near future and battery storage options in the longer term. For a variety of reasons, some utilities may find ...

2012-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

237

Gd/sub 2/ (MoO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ longitudinal electrooptic modulator at 6328 A  

SciTech Connect

A Gd/sub 2/(MoO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ light modulator operating at low frequencies, from 100 Hz up to 1 MHz, is examined. Experimental results concerning the thermal behavior and stability, frequency response, and linearity performance characteristics of the system are presented. Advantages and disadvantages of the modulator are discussed.

Theophanous, N.G.

1976-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Simple chemical assays for presence of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} in decomposed SF{sub 6}  

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Disulfur decafluoride (S{sub 2}F{sub 10}; also referred to as sulfur pentafluoride) is a highly toxic gas which can be produced by electrical discharges in SF{sub 6}. It would be very useful, both for safety in handling decomposed SF{sub 6} and for diagnosis of fault conditions, to have a convenient, rapid and sensitive field assay for the presence of S{sub 2}F{sub 10}. A number of different assays for S{sub 2}F{sub 10} with varying levels of sensitivity have been developed in the course of a CRADA initiative ``Investigation of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} Production and Mitigation in Compressed SF{sub 6}-Insulated power Systems.`` These techniques include GC-MS, cryogenic GC enrichment and IR absorption. Although all of these procedures have been shown to have utility in detecting S{sub 2}F{sub 10}, and some have great sensitivity, they do not, in general, lend themselves to rapid field analyses. Ideally, one might wish to have an assay modeled after the ``Draeger Tubes,`` where a gas sample is drawn through some chemical compound, and the resulting color change can be used to quantify the gas of interest. Disulfur decafluoride had been rather extensively studied in World War II as a candidate chemical warfare agent, and along with biological studies of its toxicity, chemical detection techniques had also been developed. Of the chemical assays described, two were particularly promising, one involving reaction of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} with NaI to produce free I{sub 2} which could be titrated with sodium thiosulfate, and the other involving reaction of S{sub 2}F{sub 10} with p-phenylenediamine to produce a pink/red color. This second assay appeared to hold some promise, and accordingly, experiments were carried out to see if this assay could be useful for detecting S{sub 2}F{sub 10} in electrically decomposed SF{sub 6} samples.

Griffin, G.D.; Baker, M.R.; Sauers, I.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Mechanochemical transformation of mixtures of Ca(OH){sub 2} and (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}HPO{sub 4} or P{sub 2}O{sub 5}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed comparative study of the mechanochemical transformation of two mixtures: Ca(OH){sub 2}-(NH{sub 4}){sub 2}HPO{sub 4} and Ca(OH){sub 2}-P{sub 2}O{sub 5}, milled in a mortar dry grinder for different periods of time was carried out. The phase transformations obtained at each milling stage were studied by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. The transformations taking place during the first periods of milling are very different for both mixtures. However, prolonged milling, over nearly the same period, causes amorphization of both mixtures. DSC analysis of the milled powders showed the temperature of crystallization of hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate ({beta}-TCP). Calcinations of all the different milled powders at 800 deg. C for 2 h, results in the formation of hydroxyapatite and {beta}-TCP.

Gonzalez, G. [Laboratorio de Materiales, Centro Tecnologico, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas. Aptdo. 21827 Caracas 1020-A (Venezuela)]. E-mail: gemagonz@ivic.ve; Sagarzazu, A. [Laboratorio de Materiales, Centro Tecnologico, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas. Aptdo. 21827 Caracas 1020-A (Venezuela); Villalba, R. [Laboratorio de Materiales, Centro Tecnologico, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas. Aptdo. 21827 Caracas 1020-A (Venezuela)

2006-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetoelastic coupling in the phase diagram of Ba{sub 1-x}K{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2}.  

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We report a high resolution neutron diffraction investigation of the coupling of structural and magnetic transitions in Ba{sub 1-x}K{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2}. The tetragonal-orthorhombic and antiferromagnetic transitions are suppressed with potassium doping, falling to zero at x {approx}< 0.24. However, unlike Ba(Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}){sub 2}As{sub 2}, the two transitions are first order and coincident over the entire phase diagram, with a biquadratic coupling of the two order parameters. The phase diagram is refined showing that the onset of superconductivity is at x=0.133 with all three phases coexisting until x {approx}> 0.24.

Avci, S.; Chmaissem, O.; Goremychkin, E. A.; Rosenkranz, S.; Castellan, J.-P.; Chung, D. Y.; Todorov, I. S.; Schlueter, J. S.; Claus, H.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Daoud-Aladine, A.; Khalyavin, D.; Osborn, R. (Materials Science Division); ( PNS); (Northern Illinois Univ.); (Northwestern Univ.); (Rutherford Appleton Lab.)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Solar reduction of CO.sub.2  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The red shift of the absorption spectrum of CO.sub.2 with increasing temperature permits the use of sunlight to photolyze CO.sub.2 to CO. The process of the present invention includes: preheating CO.sub.2 to near 1800 K; exposing the preheated CO.sub.2 to sunlight, whereby CO, O.sub.2 and O are produced; and cooling the hot product mix by rapid admixture with room temperature CO.sub.2. The excess thermal energy may be used to produce electricity and to heat additional CO.sub.2 for subsequent process steps. The product CO may be used to generate H.sub.2 by the shift reaction or to synthesize methanol.

Jensen, Reed J. (121 La Vista Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544); Lyman, John L. (Los Alamos, NM); King, Joe D. (Los Alamos, NM); Guettler, Robert D. (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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the Regional Development Corporation  

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carry out this work, CPO partners carry out this work, CPO partners with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation for education, the Regional Development Corporation for economic development, and the regional United Way organizations for community giving. Education Los Alamos National Security (LANS) invests more than $1 million each year to enhance regional educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Education Focus Areas Our education commitments address four focus areas: * Workforce Development * Student Internships * Teacher and Faculty Professional Development * Public Understanding of Science In 2011, more than 1,100 students

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Band offsets in HfO{sub 2}/InGaZnO{sub 4} heterojunctions  

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The valence band discontinuity ({Delta}E{sub V}) of sputter deposited HfO{sub 2}/InZnGaO{sub 4} (IGZO) heterostructures was obtained from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. The HfO{sub 2} exhibited a bandgap of 6.07 eV from absorption measurements. A value of {Delta}E{sub V} = 0.48 {+-} 0.025 eV was obtained by using the Ga 2p{sub 3/2}, Zn 2p{sub 3/2}, and In 3d{sub 5/2} energy levels as references. This implies a conduction band offset {Delta}E{sub C} of 2.39 eV in HfO{sub 2}/InGaZnO{sub 4} heterostructures and a nested interface band alignment.

Cho, Hyun [Department of Nanomechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Gyeongnam 627-706 (Korea, Republic of); Douglas, E. A.; Gila, B. P.; Craciun, V.; Lambers, E. S.; Pearton, S. J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Ren Fan [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)

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Regional Planning | Data.gov  

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Regional Planning Regional Planning Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov » Communities » Ocean Regional Planning Efforts Alias (field_alias) Apply California, Oregon, Washington Regional Ocean Partnership West Coast Governors' Alliance Regional Data Portal In Development U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Regional Ocean Partnership U.S. Caribbean Regional Ocean Partnership-currently being formally established Regional Data Portal To be developed Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina Regional Ocean Partnership Governors' South Atlantic Alliance Regional Data Portal Currently in development American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Palau

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Adsorption sites in zeolites A and X probed by competitive adsorption of H{sub 2} with N{sub 2} or O{sub 2} : implications for N{sub 2}/O{sub 2} separation.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We determine details of the adsorption of O{sub 2} or N{sub 2} in Na{sup +} and Li{sup +} exchanged zeolites by way of their effect on coadsorbed H{sub 2} molecules using inelastic neutron scattering (INS) techniques. Adsorption site occupancies are deduced with the aid of MC simulations. The expected stronger binding of N{sub 2} (compared with O{sub 2}) in LiX is evident in coadsorption spectra of N{sub 2} or O{sub 2} with H{sub 2}.

Eckert, J.

1998-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective passivation of In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As by HfO{sub 2} surpassing Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} via in-situ atomic layer deposition  

SciTech Connect

High {kappa} gate dielectrics of HfO{sub 2} and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} were deposited on molecular beam epitaxy-grown In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As pristine surface using in-situ atomic-layer-deposition (ALD) without any surface treatment or passivation layer. The ALD-HfO{sub 2}/p-In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As interface showed notable reduction in the interfacial density of states (D{sub it}), deduced from quasi-static capacitance-voltage and conductance-voltage (G-V) at room temperature and 100 Degree-Sign C. More significantly, the midgap peak commonly observed in the D{sub it}(E) of ALD-oxides/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As is now greatly diminished. The midgap D{sub it} value decreases from {>=}15 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12} eV{sup -1} cm{sup -2} for ALD-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to {approx}2-4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12} eV{sup -1} cm{sup -2} for ALD-HfO{sub 2}. Further, thermal stability at 850 Degree-Sign C was achieved in the HfO{sub 2}/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As, whereas C-V characteristics of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/p-In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As degraded after the high temperature annealing. From in-situ x-ray photoelectron spectra, the AsO{sub x}, which is not the oxidized state from the native oxide, but is an induced state from adsorption of trimethylaluminum and H{sub 2}O, was found at the ALD-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As interface, while that was not detected at the ALD-HfO{sub 2}/In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As interface.

Chang, Y. H.; Chiang, T. H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Lin, C. A.; Liu, Y. T.; Lin, H. Y.; Huang, M. L.; Kwo, J. [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Lin, T. D.; Hong, M. [Graduate Institute of Applied Physics and Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Pi, T. W. [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China)

2012-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Competitions - EERE Commercialization Office  

Regional Competitions. Six Regional Clean Energy Business Plan Competitions are taking place across the country representing all of the United ...

248

Solar reduction of CO{sub 2}  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The red shift of the absorption spectrum of CO{sub 2} with increasing temperature, along with CO stabilization are the foundation of a process for direct solar reduction of CO{sub 2} to liquid fuels. The result is a process capable of using renewable solar energy to directly reduce CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere or stationary sources for recycle as a liquid fuel resulting in a net decrease in CO{sub 2} in the atmosphere and decreased demand on fossil fuel. The process includes in sequence: preparation of adequately pure CO{sub 2} feed; preheating CO{sub 2} to near 1,800 K; breaking the CO{sub 2} bonds to produce CO, O{sub 2} and O; quenching the hot product mix by rapid admixture with room temperature CO{sub 2}; removing excess thermal energy to produce electricity, heat new CO{sub 2} and enable subsequent process steps; removing the remaining CO{sub 2} from the gas; removing oxygen from the gas; converting part of the product CO to H{sub 2} by the shift reaction; and, finally, catalytically synthesizing methanol from the synthetic gas.

Jensen, Reed J.; Lyman, John L.; King, Joe D.; Guettler, Robert D.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships  

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Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Review Meeting October 12-14, 2005 Table of Contents Agenda PDF-1438KB Phase I Program Review Meeting Phase II Kick-Off Meeting Phase...

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Regional and Global Data  

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Products > Regional/Global Products > Regional/Global Regional and Global Data Biogeochemical Dynamics Data Regional and global biogeochemical dynamics data can be used to improve our understanding of the structure and function of various ecosystems; to enable prediction across spatial and temporal scales; and to parameterize and validate terrestrial ecosystem models. The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes more than 150 products from the following projects: Climate Collections Hydroclimatology Collections ISLSCP II Project Net Primary Productivity (NPP) River Discharge (RIVDIS) Russian Land Cover (RLC) Soil Collections Vegetation Collections Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling (VEMAP) Climate Collections Climate collections include measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and

251

Regional Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Workshop on Regional Climate Research: Needs and Opportunities was held 24 April 2001 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of ...

L. Ruby Leung; Linda O. Mearns; Filippo Giorgi; Robert L. Wilby

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Information & Modeling  

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is a series of six region-specific adaptation tools for the coastal communities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea....

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Sections / Geographical Regions Information  

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AOCS Sections provide a local forum for fats and oils professionals. Building a Stronger Global Association Sections / Geographical Regions Information Divisions achievement agricultural analytical application award awards biotechnology detergents

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THE EFFECT OF A TWISTED MAGNETIC FIELD ON THE PERIOD RATIO P{sub 1}/P{sub 2} OF NONAXISYMMETRIC MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider nonaxisymmetric magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes in a zero-beta cylindrical compressible thin magnetic flux tube modeled as a twisted core surrounded by a magnetically twisted annulus, with both embedded in a straight ambient external field. The dispersion relation is derived and solved analytically and numerically to obtain the frequencies of the nonaxisymmetric MHD waves. The main result is that the twisted magnetic annulus does affect the period ratio P{sub 1}/P{sub 2} of the kink modes. For the kink modes, the magnetic twist in the annulus region can achieve deviations from P{sub 1}/P{sub 2} = 2 of the same order of magnitude as in the observations. Furthermore, the effect of the internal twist on the fluting modes is investigated.

Karami, K. [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran Street, Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bahari, K., E-mail: KKarami@uok.ac.ir, E-mail: K.Bahari@razi.ac.ir [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional partnerships lead US carbon sequestration efforts  

SciTech Connect

During the sixth annual conference on carbon capture and sequestration, 7-10 May 2007, a snapshot was given of progress on characterization efforts and field validation tests being carried out through the Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership Initiative. The initiative is built on the recognition that geographical differences in fossil fuel/energy use and CO{sub 2} storage sinks across North America will dictate approaches to carbon sequestration. The first characterization phase (2003-2005) identified regional opportunities and developed frameworks to validate and deploy technologies. The validation phase (2005-2009) includes 10 enhanced oil recovery/enhanced gas recovery field tests in progress in Alberta and six US states and is applying lessons learned from these operations to sequestration in unmineable coal seams. Storage in saline formations are the focus of 10 field tests, and terrestrial sequestration will be studied in 11 other projects. 1 tab., 3 photos.

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2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drift velocity of electrons in quantum wells of selectively doped In{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5}As/Al{sub x}In{sub 1-x}As and In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As/Al{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As heterostructures in high electric fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The field dependence of drift velocity of electrons in quantum wells of selectively doped In{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5}As/Al{sub x}In{sub 1-x}As and In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As/Al{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As heterostructures is calculated by the Monte Carlo method. The influence of varying the molar fraction of Al in the composition of the Al{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As and Al{sub x}In{sub 1-x}As barriers of the quantum well on the mobility and drift velocity of electrons in high electric fields is studied. It is shown that the electron mobility rises as the fraction x of Al in the barrier composition is decreased. The maximum mobility in the In{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5}As/In{sub 0.8}Al{sub 0.2}As quantum wells exceeds the mobility in a bulk material by a factor of 3. An increase in fraction x of Al in the barrier leads to an increase in the threshold field E{sub th} of intervalley transfer (the Gunn effect). The threshold field is E{sub th} = 16 kV/cm in the In{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5}As/Al{sub 0.5}In{sub 0.5}As heterostructures and E{sub th} = 10 kV/cm in the In{sub 0.2}Ga{sub 0.8}As/Al{sub 0.3}Ga{sub 0.7}As heterostructures. In the heterostructures with the lowest electron mobility, E{sub th} = 2-3 kV/cm, which is lower than E{sub th} = 4 kV/cm in bulk InGaAs.

Pozela, J., E-mail: pozela@pfi.lt; Pozela, K.; Raguotis, R.; Juciene, V. [Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Semiconductor Physics Institute (Lithuania)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} (x=0, 0.3): New cobaltite materials as cathodes for proton conducting solid oxide fuel cell  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Misfit-type Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} (x=0, 0.3) oxides were synthesised to be evaluated as possible cathode materials for proton conducting fuel cells (PCFCs) based on BaCe{sub 0.9}Y{sub 0.1}O{sub 3-{delta}} (BCY10) dense ceramic electrolyte. The electrical conductivity value of Ca{sub 2.7}La{sub 0.3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} ({sigma}{approx}53 S cm{sup -1} at 600 deg. C) is in the range of usually required value for a cathode application (about 50-100 S cm{sup -1}). In order to test the performance of each compound as cathode material, impedance measurements were carried out on Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}}/BaCe{sub 0.9}Y{sub 0.1}O{sub 3-{delta}}/Ca{sub 3-x}La{sub x}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} symmetrical half cells over the temperature range 400-800 deg. C under wet air. A promising electrocatalytic activity has been observed with both compounds Ca{sub 3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} and Ca{sub 2.7}La{sub 0.3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}}. Factually, the area specific resistance obtained was about 2.2 {Omega} cm{sup 2} at 600 deg. C. - Graphical abstract: Arrehnius plots of the ASR for Ca{sub 3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}} and Ca{sub 2.7}La{sub 0.3}Co{sub 4}O{sub 9+{delta}}.

Ben Yahia, Hamdi [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87, Avenue A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Mauvy, Fabrice, E-mail: mauvy@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.f [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87, Avenue A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Grenier, Jean Claude [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87, Avenue A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure, physical properties and electronic structure of a new organic conductor B"-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3}.  

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A new organic conductor, {beta}'-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}So{sub 3}[BEDT-TTF, hereafter abbreviated ET, refers to bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene], was prepared by electrocrystallization. The crystal structure of this salt was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction at 298 and 150 K, its physical properties were examined by electrical resistivity, Raman spectroscopy and EPR measurements, and its electronic structure was calculated and compared with that of the analogous salt {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3}. Whereas {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} has disordered anions and undergoes a metal-to-insulator transition at {approx}190 K, {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} has ordered anions and is semiconducting down to {approx}100 K, metallic below {approx}100 K, and superconducting below 5 K. At room temperature both {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} and {beta}'(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} have similar electronic band structures and physical properties. When the temperature is lowered, each donor molecule stack becomes dimerized in both salts. However, the interdimer interaction within each donor stack nearly vanishes in {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3}, but remains substantial in {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3}.

Schlueter, J. A.; Ward, B. H.; Geiser, U.; Wang, H. H.; Kini, A. M.; Parakka, J.; Morales, E.; Koo, H.-J.; Whangbo, M.-H.; Winter, R. W.; Mohtasham, J.; Gard, G. L.; Materials Science Division; North Carolina State Univ.; Portland State Univ.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical studies of Mg-doped Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} anodes.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Commercial lithium-ion batteries use carbon as the material of choice for the anode. However, because lithiated carbon has a voltage very close to the potential of metallic lithium, there are concerns about the safety of fully-charged carbon electrodes. The safety issue can be addressed by using a material that intercalates lithium at a higher voltage. A promising material is the lithium-titanium-oxide spinel material Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} which can accommodate 3 Li{sup +} ions per formula unit (corresponding to 175 mAh/g) in a two-phase reaction at approximately 1.5 V versus lithium. One of the drawbacks of this system is that the end-member Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} is electronically insulating, which limits electron transfer at the electrode surface. By doping this material with magnesium, Li{sub 4{minus}x}Mg{sub x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}, we introduced mixed-valent Ti{sup 4+}/Ti{sup 3+} into the stoichiometric spinel structure and thereby increased the electronic conductivity by several orders of magnitude without sacrificing electrochemical performance. In this presentation we will provide data on the extent of the solid solution in Li{sub 4{minus}x}Mg{sub x}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}, the variation of electronic conductivity as a function of dopant concentration and the rate capability of the doped material.

Chen, C. H.; Jansen, A. N.; Vaughey, J.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative thermal-expansion study of {beta}"-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2} : uniaxial pressure coeffcients of T{sub c} and upper critical fields.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report high-resolution measurements of the coefficient of thermal expansion, {alpha}=l{sup -1}x({partial_derivative}l/{partial_derivative}T), on single crystals of the organic superconductors {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2}. For both salts we find large and highly anisotropic phase-transition anomalies at T{sub c}. Combining these data with literature results on the specific heat via the Ehrenfest relation, the uniaxial pressure coefficients of T{sub c} can be determined. Most remarkably, a strikingly similar in-plane vs out-of-plane anisotropy is found for both compounds: the strong suppression of T{sub c} observed in hydrostatic-pressure experiments is dominated by a huge negative uniaxial stress effect perpendicular to the conducting planes. Therefore we expect that an increase of T{sub c} in this class of superconductors can be obtained by enlarging the distance between the conducting layers. Application of magnetic fields perpendicular to the planes for the {beta}''-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} salt were found to result in pronounced superconducting fluctuation effects and scaling behavior in {alpha}(T,B). Owing to the pronounced phase-transition anomalies in {alpha}(T,B) at T{sub c}, our measurements allow for an accurate determination of the upper critical fields. We find B{sub c{sub 2}}{sup {perpendicular}}(0)=(1.4{+-}0.2)T and B{sub c{sub 2}}{sup {parallel}}(0)=(10.4{+-}0.5)T for fields perpendicular and parallel to the conducting planes, respectively.

Muller, J.; Lang, M.; Steglich, F.; Schlueter, J. A.; Kini, A. M.; Geiser, U.; Nixon, P. G.; Winter, R. W.; Gard, G. L.; Sasaki, T.; Toyota, N.; Max-Planck Inst. for Chemical Physics of Solids; Portland State Univ.; Tohoku Univ.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A General Method to Estimate Earthquake Moment and Magnitude using Regional Phase Amplitudes  

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This paper presents a general method of estimating earthquake magnitude using regional phase amplitudes, called regional M{sub o} or regional M{sub w}. Conceptually, this method uses an earthquake source model along with an attenuation model and geometrical spreading which accounts for the propagation to utilize regional phase amplitudes of any phase and frequency. Amplitudes are corrected to yield a source term from which one can estimate the seismic moment. Moment magnitudes can then be reliably determined with sets of observed phase amplitudes rather than predetermined ones, and afterwards averaged to robustly determine this parameter. We first examine in detail several events to demonstrate the methodology. We then look at various ensembles of phases and frequencies, and compare results to existing regional methods. We find regional M{sub o} to be a stable estimator of earthquake size that has several advantages over other methods. Because of its versatility, it is applicable to many more events, particularly smaller events. We make moment estimates for earthquakes ranging from magnitude 2 to as large as 7. Even with diverse input amplitude sources, we find magnitude estimates to be more robust than typical magnitudes and existing regional methods and might be tuned further to improve upon them. The method yields a more meaningful quantity of seismic moment, which can be recast as M{sub w}. Lastly, it is applied here to the Middle East region using an existing calibration model, but it would be easy to transport to any region with suitable attenuation calibration.

Pasyanos, M E

2009-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathode encapsulation of organic light emitting diodes by atomic layer deposited Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/a-SiN{sub x}:H stacks  

SciTech Connect

Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thin films synthesized by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (ALD) at room temperature (25 deg. C) have been tested as water vapor permeation barriers for organic light emitting diode devices. Silicon nitride films (a-SiN{sub x}:H) deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition served as reference and were used to develop Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/a-SiN{sub x}:H stacks. On the basis of Ca test measurements, a very low intrinsic water vapor transmission rate of {<=} 2 x 10{sup -6} g m{sup -2} day{sup -1} and 4 x 10{sup -6} g m{sup -2} day{sup -1} (20 deg. C/50% relative humidity) were found for 20-40 nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and 300 nm a-SiN{sub x}:H films, respectively. The cathode particle coverage was a factor of 4 better for the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films compared to the a-SiN{sub x}:H films and an average of 0.12 defects per cm{sup 2} was obtained for a stack consisting of three barrier layers (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/a-SiN{sub x}:H/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}).

Keuning, W.; Weijer, P. van de; Lifka, H.; Kessels, W. M. M.; Creatore, M. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Philips Research Laboratories, High Tech Campus 4, P.O. Box WAG12, 5656 AE Eindhoven (Netherlands); Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-Saharan Africa-KITE Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Saharan Africa-KITE Activities Saharan Africa-KITE Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub-Saharan Africa-KITE Activities Agency/Company /Organization Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Conventional Energy, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://kiteonline.net/index.ph UN Region "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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EVALUATION OF FUSED UO$sub 2$  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The density and purity of fused UO/sub 2/ from several suppliers was evaluated. Densities of large pieces varied widely, but variations in pycnometer and bulk densities of crushed UO/sub 2/ powder were small. Average oxygen- touranium ratios ranged from 1.94 to 2.14. Impurities visible as microscopic inclusions were U/sub 4/O/sub 9/, metallic uranium, UC, and UN/sub 2/. The chief trace metallic contaminants were aluminum, iron, and silicon. Hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide were evolved during vacuum extraction. (auth)

Cole, G.R.

1963-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 040512 | Department of Energy  

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Inventory Sub Guide 040512 IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 040512 IGCAInventorySubGuide040512.pdf More Documents & Publications OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT & ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT O:...

266

Microsoft Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 | Department...  

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IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 Microsoft Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 Microsoft Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 More Documents & Publications Job Counting...

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Method of producing hydrogen. [KNO/sub 3/ and I/sub 2/  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Water is thermochemically decomposed to produce hydrogen by the following sequence of reactions. KNO/sub 3/ and I/sub 2/ are reacted to produce KI, NO and O/sub 2/, the NO and O/sub 2/ thus produced are reacted with water to form HNO/sub 3/, a hydrogen-containing iodide--NH/sub 4/I or HI--is formed from the HNO/sub 3/, and this iodide is thermally decomposed to produce hydrogen, all products of the reactions being recycled except hydrogen and oxygen. 2 claims, no drawings.

Abraham, B.M.; Schreiner, F.

1975-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and crystal structure of a new open-framework iron phosphate (NH{sub 4}){sub 4}Fe{sub 3}(OH){sub 2}F{sub 2}[H{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4}]: Novel linear trimer of corner-sharing Fe(III) octahedra  

SciTech Connect

A new iron phosphate (NH{sub 4}){sub 4}Fe{sub 3}(OH){sub 2}F{sub 2}[H{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4}] has been synthesized hydrothermally at HF concentrations from 0.5 to 1.2 mL. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals its three-dimensional open-framework structure (monoclinic, space group P2{sub 1}/n (No. 14), a=6.2614(13) A, b=9.844(2) A, c=14.271(3) A, {beta}=92.11(1){sup o}, V=879.0(3) A{sup 3}). This structure is built from isolated linear trimers of corner-sharing Fe(III) octahedra, which are linked by (PO{sub 4}) groups to form ten-membered-ring channels along [1 0 0]. This isolated, linear trimer of corner-sharing Fe(III) octahedra, [(FeO{sub 4}){sub 3}(OH){sub 2}F{sub 2}], is new and adds to the diverse linkages of Fe polyhedra as secondary building units in iron phosphates. The trivalent iron at octahedral sites for the title compound has been confirmed by synchrotron Fe K-edge XANES spectra and magnetic measurements. Magnetic measurements also show that this compound exhibit a strong antiferromagnetic exchange below T{sub N}=17 K, consistent with superexchange interactions expected for the linear trimer of ferric octahedra with the Fe-F-Fe angle of 132.5{sup o}. -- Graphical abstract: The three-dimensional open-framework structure of (NH{sub 4}){sub 4}Fe{sub 3}(OH){sub 2}F{sub 2}[H{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4}] is built from a novel isolated, linear (FeO{sub 4}){sub 3}(OH){sub 2}F{sub 2} trimer of corner-sharing Fe(III) octahedra linked by PO{sub 4} tetrahedra. Display Omitted

Mi, Jin-Xiao, E-mail: jxmi@xmu.edu.c [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Wang, Cheng-Xin [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Chen, Ning [Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 0X4 (Canada); Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E2 (Canada); Li, Rong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E2 (Canada); Pan, Yuanming [Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E2 (Canada)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkali/TX sub 2 catalysts for CO/H sub 2 conversion to C sub 1 -C sub 4 alcohols  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to investigate and develop novel catalysts for the conversion of coal-derived synthesis gas into C{sub 1}--C{sub 4} alcohols by a highly selective process. Therefore, the variations of catalyst activity and selectivity for the synthesis of alcohols from H{sub 2}/CO {le}1 synthesis gas for a series of A/TX{sub 2} compounds, where A is a surface alkali dopant, T is a transition metal, and X is a S, Se, or Te, will be determined. The alkali component A, which is essential for C-O and C-C bond forming reactions leading to alcohols, will be highly dispersed on the TX{sub 2} surfaces by using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and chemical complexation/anchoring (CCA) methods. Catalysts that have been prepared during this quarter include RuS{sub 2}, NbS{sub 2}, K/MoS{sub 2}, and K/Crown either/MoS{sub 2}. Catalysts tested include KOH/MoS{sub 2} and K/Crown ether/MoS{sub 2}. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Klier, K.; Herman, R.G.; Brimer, A.; Richards, M.; Kieke, M.; Bastian, R.D.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury oxidation over the V{sub 2}O{sub 5}(WO{sub 3})/TiO{sub 2} commercial SCR catalyst  

SciTech Connect

Mercury oxidation by hydrochloric acid over the V{sub 2}O{sub 5}(WO{sub 3})/TiO{sub 2} commercial SCR catalyst was investigated. Both fresh and aged catalysts with honeycomb structure, which were exposed to a coal combustion flue gas in a coal-fired boiler for over 71 000 h. were examined. The aged catalysts were characterized by X-ray and SEM-EDX analysis to examine the presence of ash deposition on the surface. The mercury oxidation rate was enhanced by increasing HCl concentrations and inhibited strongly by the presence of NH{sub 3}. This behavior could be explained by a kinetic model assuming that HCl competes for the catalyst active sites against NH{sub 3}. As the catalyst operation time increased, the mercury oxidation rate was observed to decrease considerably in the presence of NH{sub 3} while NO reduction rate was apparently nearly unchanged. By examining aged catalysts, deposits stemming from fly ash and SO{sub 2}/SO{sub 3} were observed to accumulate continuously on the catalyst surface. The ash deposited on the surface may partially block the active catalyst sites and decrease their number. The decrease of the number of active sites on the catalyst surface caused NH{sub 3} to remain unreacted in the honeycomb catalyst. The decrease of the Hg{sup 0} oxidation rate was caused by the inhibition effect of NH{sub 3} remaining in the catalyst.

Kamata, H.; Ueno, S.; Naito, T.; Yukimura, A [IHI Corp, Kanagawa (Japan)

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation, characterization, and application of sputtered Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ and gamma-Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ thin films  

SciTech Connect

One reason to study Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ film formation is that it may be used as an insulating layer of a thin film inductive transducer for magnetic recording. Another reason is that Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ could serve as an effective replacement of SiO/sub 2/ as a gate insulation in MOSFET's (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor devices). RF diode sputtering is used as the method of forming Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ and ..gamma..-Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ thin films. The effects of oxygen partial pressure, substrate bias, substrate spacing, and residual gas, etc. on the formation of oxide thin films were characterized by x-ray diffraction, SEM, STEM, TEM, ellipsometry, alpha-step scan, EDX, AES, XPS, capacitance bridge, and VSM (Vibrating Sample Magnetometer). It was found that Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ films sputtered at 400 watts RF power, 10 mtorr total gas pressure, and 6.35 cm target-to-substrate spacing will exhibit the optimum physical properties under the condition of -40 VRF substrate bias and 1 x 10/sup -4/ torr oxygen partial pressure. The effects of oxygen partial pressure and substrate bias are found to be the most important factors in determining the properties of sputtered oxide films.

Chen, G.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional emissions of air pollutants in China.  

SciTech Connect

As part of the China-MAP program, sponsored by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, regional inventories of air pollutants emitted in China are being characterized, in order that the atmospheric chemistry over China can be more fully understood and the resulting ambient concentrations in Chinese cities and the deposition levels to Chinese ecosystems be determined with better confidence. In addition, the contributions of greenhouse gases from China and of acidic aerosols that counteract global warming are being quantified. This paper presents preliminary estimates of the emissions of some of the major air pollutants in China: sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}), nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}), carbon monoxide (CO), and black carbon (C). Emissions are estimated for each of the 27 regions of China included in the RAINS-Asia simulation model and are subsequently distributed to a 1{degree} x 1{degree} grid using appropriate disaggregation factors. Emissions from all sectors of the Chinese economy are considered, including the combustion of biofuels in rural homes. Emissions from larger power plants are calculated individually and allocated to the grid accordingly. Data for the period 1990-1995 are being developed, as well as projections for the future under alternative assumptions about economic growth and environmental control.

Streets, D. G.

1998-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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PADD regions enable regional analysis of petroleum product supply ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts ... and PADD 5 the West Coast. Due to its large population, PADD 1 is further divided into sub-PADDs, ...

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Magnetoresistance of Ce{sub 3}Cu{sub 3}Sb{sub 4}: Ferromagnetic semiconductor (abstract)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ferromagnetic semiconductors are an interesting class of materials. The first one, CrBr{sub 3} was discovered only in 1960. Magnetic semiconductors usually show a prominent peak in the resistivity and a very large negative magnetoresistance (MR) in the vicinity of T{sub c}, which is not well understood. Recently, we have reported Ce{sub 3}Cu{sub 3}Sb{sub 4} to be a ferromagnetic semiconductor with a T{sub c} of 10 K. To our knowledge, this is the first Ce system of this type and is a further addition to the rich varieties of ground states exhibited by Ce systems. Here, we report the MR studies on Ce{sub 3}Cu{sub 3}Sb{sub 4} in magnetic fields up to 8 T in the temperature range 4.2{endash}300 K. The resistivity of Ce{sub 3}Cu{sub 3}Sb{sub 4} shows a rise with decrease in temperature from 300 K exhibiting a peak at 19 K followed by a drastic fall at low temperatures. An activation type fit to the data gives a band-gap energy of 84 K. The resistivity peak is broadened considerably in a field of 8 T and the peak is found to shift to higher temperatures by about 10 K. The MR is small and negative ({lt}0.5{percent}) down to about 60 K and then gradually peaks to a large value of {minus}30{percent} at 12 K. The increased conduction in the vicinity of T{sub c} shows that the conduction band is influenced by the magnetic spins presumably due to s{endash}f interactions. The band-gap energy is found to remain constant even in a field as high as 8 T. This may rule out the magnetic polarons to be the cause of activation type of resistivity behavior. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Paulose, P.L.; Patil, S. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay (Mumbai)-5 (India)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of nonstoichiometry on the electrophysical properties of the layered compounds Ge{sub 3}Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 6} and GeBi{sub 2}Te{sub 4}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this work was to investigate the effect of deviation from stoichiometry on the electrophysical properties (electrical and thermal conductivity, thermoelectric power, and carrier concentration) of the ternary layered semiconducting compounds Ge{sub 3{plus_minus}{delta}1}Bi{sub 2+{delta}2}Te{sub 6+{delta}3} and Ge{sub 1{plus_minus}{delta}3}, which are promising for use in thermoelectric converters.The electrophysical properties were measured at 300 K. The Ge{sub 1-{delta}1}Bi{sub 2+{delta}3} alloys were studied by powder X-ray diffraction analysis on a DRON UM-1 diffractometer (CoK{sub {alpha}} radiation). It was found that Ge{sub 3{plus_minus}{delta}1} Bi{sub 2+{delta}2}Te{sub 6{plus_minus}{delta}3} is a nonstoichiometric phase with p-type conductivity throughout the {delta}{sub 1}, {delta}{sub 2}, and {delta}{sub 3} ranges examined. Our results suggest that cation vacancies are likely to be the dominant nonstoichiometric defects responsible for the high concentration of holes. The conductivity of Ge{sub 1{plus_minus}{delta}1}Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 4} changes from the p-type in the Ge-deficient alloys to the n-type in the Gerich alloys.

Shelimova, L.E.; Karpinskii, O.G.; Avilov, E.S.; Kretova, M.A.; Lubman, C.U. [Baikov Institute of Metallurgy, Moscow (Russian Federation)

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of Rocky Mountain Region's Capital Program  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Planning Workshop Planning Workshop Overview of Western's Current Transmission Planning Activities Robert H. Easton aeaston@wapa.gov (970) 461-7272 Transmission Planning - North Loveland, CO June 21, 2011 1 Transmission Planning Workshop AGENDA - 10-Yr Network Study Process NERC TPL- Study Process Capital Investment Plan 2 Transmission Planning Workshop 2011 10-YR Network Load Forecast Study and Process Transmission Planning Loveland, CO June 21, 2011 3 Purpose  Evaluate the steady state load serving capability of the integrated system.  Identify problem areas due to projected system load growth.  Allows for inclusion of necessary projects in Capital Investment Plan (CIP).  Ensure that system development keeps pace with load growth in order to continue serving Preference

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Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structure of a new inorganic/organic hybrid of scandium sulfate: (H{sub 2}en)Sc{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 4}.(H{sub 2}O){sub 0.72}  

SciTech Connect

The first organically templated layered structure of scandium sulfate, (H{sub 2}en)Sc{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 4}.(H{sub 2}O){sub 0.72}, (en=ethylenediamine) was synthesized by a hydrothermal method and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. In the title compound, scandium ions are bridged by sulfate groups with a ratio of 1:2 into a 4{sub 3}{sup 6} layer structure. These layers are parallel packed and separated from each other by ethylenediammonium dications and water molecules. The title compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2/c, with cell parameters a=8.5966(13)A, b=5.1068(8)A, c=18.847(3)A, {beta}=91.210(3){sup o}, V=827.2(2)A{sup 3} and Z=2. Refinement gave R{sub 1}[I>2{sigma}(I)]=0.0354 and wR{sub 2}[I>2{sigma}(I)]=0.0878. Thermogravimetric analysis indicates that this material is thermally stable to above 400 deg. C.

Lu Jianjiang [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)]. E-mail: j.lu@anl.gov; Schlueter, John A. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Geiser, Urs [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing Regional Resource Centers  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Establishing Regional Resource Centers Establishing Regional Resource Centers July 25, 2013 Coordinator: Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time all participants are in a listen only mode. To ask a question later during the question and answer session please press star then 1 on your touchtone phone. Today's conference is being recorded. If you have any objections you may disconnect. And I would like to turn it over to Mr. Jonathan Bartlett. Sir, you may begin. Jonathan Bartlett: Thank you very much. This is Jonathan Bartlett from the Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. Today's WPA Webinar will be on the subject of establishing regional resource centers. I will be joined by Ian Baring-Gould at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the

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Regional Retail Gasoline Prices  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 Notes: Retail gasoline prices, like those for distillate fuels, have hit record prices nationally and in several regions this year. The national average regular gasoline price peaked at $1.68 per gallon in mid-June, but quickly declined, and now stands at $1.45, 17 cents higher than a year ago. Two regions, in particular, experienced sharp gasoline price runups this year. California, which often has some of the highest prices in the nation, saw prices peak near $1.85 in mid-September, while the Midwest had average prices over $1.87 in mid-June. Local prices at some stations in both areas hit levels well over $2.00 per gallon. The reasons for the regional price runups differed significantly. In the Midwest, the introduction of Phase 2 RFG was hampered by low stocks,

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regional | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

regional regional Dataset Summary Description The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) releases annual statistics on domestic and industrial/commercial electricity and gas consumption (and number of meters) at the Middle Layer Super Output Authority (MLSOA) and Intermediate Geography Zone (IGZ) level (there are over 950 of these subregions throughout England, Scotland and Wales). Both MLSOAs (England and Wales) and IGZs (Scotland) include a minimum of approximately 2,000 households. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 01st, 2008 (6 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords Electricity Consumption gas regional UK Data application/zip icon Guidance document for interpreting data (zip, 1.2 MiB) application/vnd.ms-excel icon Excel file: 2005 MLSOA and IGZ gas and electricity (xls, 10 MiB)

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Synthesis and structural characterization of Al{sub 7}C{sub 3}N{sub 3}-homeotypic aluminum silicon oxycarbonitride, (Al{sub 7-x}Si{sub x})(O{sub y}C{sub z}N{sub 6-y-z}) (x{approx}1.2, y{approx}1.0 and z{approx}3.5)  

SciTech Connect

A new aluminum silicon oxycarbonitride, (Al{sub 5.8}Si{sub 1.2})(O{sub 1.0}C{sub 3.5}N{sub 1.5}), has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). The title compound is hexagonal with space group P6{sub 3}/mmc and unit-cell dimensions a=0.322508(4) nm, c=3.17193(4) nm and V=0.285717(6) nm{sup 3}. The atom ratios of Al:Si and those of O:C:N were, respectively, determined by EDX and EELS. The initial structural model was successfully derived from the XRPD data by the direct methods and further refined by the Rietveld method. The crystal is most probably composed of four types of domains with nearly the same fraction, each of which is isotypic to Al{sub 7}C{sub 3}N{sub 3} with space group P6{sub 3}mc. The existence of another new oxycarbonitride (Al{sub 6.6}Si{sub 1.4})(O{sub 0.7}C{sub 4.3}N{sub 2.0}), which must be homeotypic to Al{sub 8}C{sub 3}N{sub 4}, has been also demonstrated by XRPD and TEM. - Graphical abstract: A new oxycarbonitride discovered in the Al-Si-O-C-N system, (Al{sub 7-x}Si{sub x})(O{sub y}C{sub z}N{sub 6-y-z}) (x{approx}1.2, y{approx}1.0 and z{approx}3.5). The crystal is composed of four types of domains (I, II, III and IV), and hence the structure is represented by a split-atom model. Individual crystal structures can be regarded as layered structures, which consist of A-type [(Al, Si){sub 4}(O, C, N){sub 4}] unit layers and B-type [(Al, Si)(O, C, N){sub 2}] single layers. Highlights: > (Al{sub 5.8}Si{sub 1.2})(O{sub 1.0}C{sub 3.5}N{sub 1.5}) as a new aluminum silicon oxycarbonitride. > Crystal structure is determined and represented by a split-atom model. > Existence of another new oxycarbonitride (Al{sub 6.6}Si{sub 1.4})(O{sub 0.7}C{sub 4.3}N{sub 2.0}) is demonstrated. > Both new materials are formed by oxidation and nitridation of (Al, Si){sub 6}(O, C){sub 5}.

Urushihara, Daisuke; Kaga, Motoaki; Asaka, Toru [Department of Environmental and Materials Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan); Nakano, Hiromi [Cooperative Research Facility Center, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi 441-8580 (Japan); Fukuda, Koichiro, E-mail: fukuda.koichiro@nitech.ac.jp [Department of Environmental and Materials Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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TiO{sub 2}/carbon nanotube hybrid nanostructures: Solvothermal synthesis and their visible light photocatalytic activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} hybrid nanostructures were prepared via solvothermal synthesis and sol-gel method with benzyl alcohol as a surfactant. As-prepared hybrid materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results showed that MWCNTs were uniformly decorated with anatase nanocrystals in solvothermal condition, but MWCNTs were embedded in a majority of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles by sol-gel method. When the weight ratio of MWCNTs to TiO{sub 2} was 20%, MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} hybrid nanostructures prepared by solvothermal synthesis exhibited higher visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity than that prepared by sol-gel method. Post-annealing of MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} nanostructures at 400 deg. C resulted in the formation of the carbonaceous Ti-C bonds on the interface between TiO{sub 2} and MWCNTs, which enhanced the photoabsorbance of the hybrid materials in the visible light region and improved the visible-light degradation efficiency of methylene blue. - Graphical abstract: MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} nanostructures have been prepared by solvothermal method, which exhibited higher visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity than that prepared by sol-gel method. The carbonaceous Ti-C bonds on the interface between TiO{sub 2} and MWCNTs enhanced the photoabsorbance of the hybrid materials in the visible light region. Highlights: > Anatase TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles were anchored on CNTs surface uniformly via solvothermal method {yields} The morphology facilitated the electron transfer between CNTs and TiO{sub 2} {yields} Ti-C bonds extended the absorption of MWCNT/TiO{sub 2} to the whole visible light region. > The hybrid nanostructures showed enhanced visible-light induced photocatalytic activity.

Tian Lihong [College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China); Ye Liqun [College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Deng Kejian [Key Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials Science of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Ministry of Education, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan 430074 (China); Zan Ling, E-mail: irlab@whu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ANOMALOUS CO{sub 2} ICE TOWARD HOPS-68: A TRACER OF PROTOSTELLAR FEEDBACK  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the detection of a unique CO{sub 2} ice band toward the deeply embedded, low-mass protostar HOPS-68. Our spectrum, obtained with the Infrared Spectrograph on board the Spitzer Space Telescope, reveals a 15.2 {mu}m CO{sub 2} ice bending mode profile that cannot be modeled with the same ice structure typically found toward other protostars. We develop a modified CO{sub 2} ice profile decomposition, including the addition of new high-quality laboratory spectra of pure, crystalline CO{sub 2} ice. Using this model, we find that 87%-92% of the CO{sub 2} is sequestered as spherical, CO{sub 2}-rich mantles, while typical interstellar ices show evidence of irregularly shaped, hydrogen-rich mantles. We propose that (1) the nearly complete absence of unprocessed ices along the line of sight is due to the flattened envelope structure of HOPS-68, which lacks cold absorbing material in its outer envelope, and possesses an extreme concentration of material within its inner (10 AU) envelope region and (2) an energetic event led to the evaporation of inner envelope ices, followed by cooling and re-condensation, explaining the sequestration of spherical, CO{sub 2} ice mantles in a hydrogen-poor mixture. The mechanism responsible for the sublimation could be either a transient accretion event or shocks in the interaction region between the protostellar outflow and envelope. The proposed scenario is consistent with the rarity of the observed CO{sub 2} ice profile, the formation of nearly pure CO{sub 2} ice, and the production of spherical ice mantles. HOPS-68 may therefore provide a unique window into the protostellar feedback process, as outflows and heating shape the physical and chemical structure of protostellar envelopes and molecular clouds.

Poteet, Charles A.; Megeath, S. Thomas; Bjorkman, Jon E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States); Pontoppidan, Klaus M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)] [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Watson, Dan M.; Sheehan, Patrick D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States); Isokoski, Karoliina; Linnartz, Harold, E-mail: charles.poteet@gmail.com [Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)] [Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)

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Adsorption sites in zeolites A and X probed by competitive adsorption of H{sub 2} with N{sub 2} or O{sub 2}: Implications for N{sub 2}/O{sub 2} separation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors determine details of the adsorption of O{sub 2} or N{sub 2} in Li{sup +} exchanged zeolites by way of their effect on coadsorbed H{sub 2} molecules using inelastic neutron scattering (INS) techniques. The results clearly show, for example, the absence of type III cations in Li-A and the expected stronger binding of N{sub 2} (compared with O{sub 2}) and thereby provide insight into the relative efficacy of Li-X for O{sub 2}/N{sub 2} separation.

Eckert, J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Trouw, F. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Bug, A.L.R. [Swarthmore Coll., PA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic trends for BiVO{sub 4} photocatalysts: Molybdenum substitution vs. TiO{sub 2} and SnO{sub 2} heterojunctions  

SciTech Connect

The influence of hydrothermal synthesis, thermal post-treatment at 500 Degree-Sign C and Mo content on a series of Bi{sub 1-x/3}V{sub 1-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 4} (0.02sub 2} evolution. Mo incorporation stabilizes the tetragonal scheelite phase of BiVO{sub 4}, thereby inducing a small blue shift of the band gap. This adverse effect can be partially compensated by incorporation of lower Mo amounts (up to ca. 4%), which stabilizes the particle morphology upon calcination. Both BiVO{sub 4}-TiO{sub 2} and BiVO{sub 4}:Mo-TiO{sub 2} heterojunction composites with TiO{sub 2} particle coatings in the 10 nm range were newly synthesized and displayed promising photocatalytic performance in MB degradation. Comparative studies with SnO{sub 2} heterojunctions revealed a superior influence of TiO{sub 2} deposition over SnO{sub 2} coating on both BiVO{sub 4} and Bi{sub 1-x/3}V{sub 1-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 4} oxide substrates. Different synthetic guidelines for BiVO{sub 4}-based solid solutions and heterojunctions in photocatalytic wastewater treatment and water oxidation are discussed. - Graphical Abstract: The influence of Mo substitution on the structure, morphology and surface area of BiVO{sub 4} photocatalysts was investigated through hydrothermal synthesis of nanoscale Bi{sub 1-x/3}V{sub 1-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 4} mixed oxides. Their catalytic activity in organic dye degradation and water oxidation was compared to the newly synthesized Bi{sub 1-x/3}V{sub 1-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 4}-MO{sub 2} (M=Ti, Sn) heterojunctions. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New hydrothermal approach to nanoscale Bi{sub 1-x/3}V{sub 1-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 4} photocatalysts. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Influence of molybdenum substitution on organic dye degradation and water oxidation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Photocatalytic activity of novel Bi{sub 1-x/3}V{sub 1-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 4}-MO{sub 2} (M=Ti, Sn) heterojunctions.

Kontic, Roman [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Patzke, Greta R., E-mail: greta.patzke@aci.uzh.ch [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of the high-brightness Eu{sup 3+}-doped M{sub 2}Gd{sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 7} (M=Li, Na) red phosphors  

SciTech Connect

A series of red-emitting phosphors Eu{sup 3+}-doped M{sub 2}Gd{sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 7} (M=Li, Na) have been successfully synthesized at 850 Degree-Sign C by solid state reaction. The excitation spectra of the two phosphors reveal two strong excitation bands at 396 nm and 466 nm, respectively, which match well with the two popular emissions from near-UV and blue light-emitting diode chips. The intensity of the emission from {sup 5}D{sub 0} to {sup 7}F{sub 2} of M{sub 2}(Gd{sub 1-x}Eu{sub x}){sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 7} phosphors with the optimal compositions of x=0.85 for Li or x=0.70 for Na is about five times higher than that of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}. The quantum efficiencies of the entitled phosphors excited under 396 nm and 466 nm are also investigated and compared with commercial phosphors Sr{sub 2}Si{sub 5}N{sub 8}:Eu{sup 2+} and Y{sub 3}A{sub 5}O{sub 12}:Ce{sup 3+}. The experimental results indicate that the Eu{sup 3+}-doped M{sub 2}Gd{sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 7} (M=Li, Na) phosphors are promising red-emitting phosphors pumped by near-UV and blue light. - Graphical Abstract: The intensity of the red emission of M{sub 2}(Gd{sub 1-x}Eu{sub x}){sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 7} (M=Li, Na) phosphors with the optimal compositions is about five times higher than that of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two novel Eu{sup 3+}-doped red phosphors (Na{sub 2}Gd{sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 2}, Li{sub 2}Gd{sub 4}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 7}) were synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Their emission intensities are about five times higher than that of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Their quantum efficiencies are higher than that of commercial red phosphor Sr{sub 2}Si{sub 5}N{sub 8}:Eu{sup 2+}.

Zhao Chengchun [Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Yin Xin [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Huang Fuqiang, E-mail: huangfq@mail.sic.ac.cn [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Hang Yin, E-mail: yhang@siom.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of optical parameters of the Se-As chalcogenide semiconductor system containing EuF{sub 3} impurities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optical properties of chalcogenide vitreous semiconductors of composition Se{sub 95}As{sub 5} containing different amounts of rare-earth metal fluorides (EuF{sub 3}) are studied, and, on this basis, the fundamental parameters, such as the refractive index and extinction coefficient, are determined. The dependences of these parameters on the content of EuF{sub 3} molecules are nonmonotonic: the low content (below 0.25 at %) aids in decreasing the parameters, whereas the high content tends to increase them. From the analysis of the results with consideration for the structural features of chalcogenide vitreous semiconductors of the Se{sub 95}As{sub 5} system (the presence of ordered high-coordinated microregions separated from each other by regions with a lower atomic density), it is concluded that the optical properties of the chalcogenide vitreous semiconductor system under study can be described in the context of Penn's model.

Isayev, A. I.; Mekhtiyeva, S. I.; Garibova, S. N., E-mail: sgaribova@rambler.ru; Alekperov, R. I.; Zeynalov, V. Z. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Abdullaev Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework Working Example 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 2, KNOW, Asset Management, Hardware Device/Software Inventory, ISO/IEC 27001 ISO/IEC 27002 HITRUST NERC CIP Electricity Sub-sector ...

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of annealing conditions for controlling composition of (Pb{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}){sub 1-{delta}}Te{sub 1+{delta}} crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One common way of controlling the composition of semiconductor materials is by two- or three-zone annealing. Compared to doping during growth, such anneals ensure more uniform distribution of impurities and better reproducibility of galvanomagnetic and photoelectric properties. For (A{sub 1{minus}x}B{sub x}){sub 1{minus}{delta}}C{sub 1+{delta}} chalcogenide solid solutions, the A/B ratio can be controlled by introducing an additional source of B or A, whereas off-stoichiometry {Delta} can be varied using a source of chalcocren C. The purpose of this work was to optimize the conditions for preparing homogeneous crystals of (Pb{sub 1{minus}}x Ge{sub x}){sub 1{minus}{delta}}Te{sub 1+{delta}} (0sub 0.93}Sn{sub 0.07}{sub 1{minus}{delta}} solid solution showed that, under conditions commonly used for annealing IV-VI materials, mass transport to the cold zone is insignificant. This information is, however, insufficient for choosing optimal process parameters since the minimum annealing time remains to be determined. In this work, we calculated the optimal annealing parameters for preparing homogeneous crystals of Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Ge{sub x}Te (O < x <{le}0.05). In calculations we used kinetic equations describing mass transport in the solid and vapor phases and the measured temperature dependence of the diffusion coefficient for germanium in PbTe.

Yahsina, L.V.; Bobruiko, V.B.; Zlomanov, V.P. [Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)] [and others

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkali/TX[sub 2] catalysts for CO/H[sub 2] conversion to C[sub 1]-C[sub 4] alcohols  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to determine the patterns of variations of catalyst activity and selectivity for the synthesis of alcohols from H[sub 2]/CO synthesis gas. Since the source of carbon can be coal-derived synthesis gas, this research makes a contribution to the technology for high quality clean transportation fuels and for basic chemicals from coal. Catalysts prepared were principally based on MoS[sub 2], RuS[sub 2], TaS[sub 2], and NbS[sub 2]. Catalytic testing of these materials was carried out both before and after surface doping with Cs. In alcohol synthesis activation of hydrogen by the catalyst surface is essential. Knowledge of transition metal disulfide surface properties is important before the mechanism of hydrogen dissociation can be addressed. The electronic structures of MoS[sub 2], RuS[sub 2], and NbS[sub 2] were studied both theoretically and experimentally. Experimental valence bands were obtained by high resolution electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (HR-ESCA, also referred to as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) and theoretical valence bands were calculated using solid state extended Hueckel theory. Comparison of two-dimensional (2-D) MoS[sub 2] theoretical valence bands with the experimental HR-ESCA valence bands of polycrystalline MoS[sub 2] led to parametrization of the S 3s, S 3p, and Mo 4d atomic ionization potentials and Slater-type coefficients and exponents. The S 3s and S 3p parameters obtained for MoS[sub 2] were used to obtain the NbS[sub 2] and RuS[sub 2] theoretical valence bands.

Klier, K.; Herman, R.G.; Richards-Babb, M.; Bastian, R.; Kieke, M.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical transitions in MnGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dependence of the absorption coefficient on incident photon energy in a MnGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} single crystal has been investigated in the temperature range 110-295 K. Using group-theory analysis of the electron state symmetry and comparison of the symmetry of the energy spectrum of MnGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} and its isoelectronic analogs, a conclusion about the character of optical transitions has been drawn. It is shown that the features observed at 2.31 and 2.45 eV are related to the intracenter transitions {sup 6}A{sub 1}{sup 1} {yields} {sup 4}T{sub 2}({sup 4}G) and {sup 6}A{sub 1}{sup 2} {yields} {sup 4}T{sub 2}({sup 4}G). The {sup 6}A{sub 1} state is split by the crystal field.

Tagiev, B. G.; Kerimova, T. G., E-mail: ktaira@physics.ab.az; Tagiev, O. B.; Asadullayeva, S. G.; Mamedova, I. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New ambient pressure organic superconductors:. alpha. -(BEDT-TTF) sub 2 (NH sub 4 )Hg(SCN) sub 4 ,. beta. m-(BEDO-TTF) sub 3 Cu sub 2 (NCS) sub 3 , and. kappa. -(BEDT-TTF) sub 2 Cu(N(CN) sub 2 )Br  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than one hundred and twenty conducting salts based on the organic donor-molecule BEDT-TTF are known, where BEDT-TTF is bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (abbreviated herein as ET). Several of the early salts possessed tetrahedral and octahedral anions, such as (ET){sub 2}ClO{sub 4}(TCE), (ET){sub 2}PF{sub 6}, (ET){sub 2}ReO{sub 4}, and (ET){sub 2}BrO{sub 4}. The perchlorate salt is metallic to 1.4 K,{sup 1} and the perrenate derivative was the first ET based organic superconductor ({Tc} 2 K, 4.5 kbar). Since the discovery of ambient pressure superconductivity in {beta}-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} ({Tc} 1.4 K),{sup 5} other isostructural {beta}-(ET){sub 2}X salts have been prepared with higher {Tc}'s. A structure-property correlation for the {beta}-type salts has been reviewed in this volume; it predicts that {Tc}'s higher than 8K are possible if {beta}-salts with linear anions longer than I{sub 3}{sup {minus}} can be synthesized. During the search for new linear anions, a variety of compounds with discovered with polymeric anions. The report of superconductivity in {kappa}-(ET){sub 4}Hg{sub 3}X{sub 8} (X = Cl, {Tc} 5.4 K 29 kbar and X = Br, {Tc} 4.3 K ambient pressure and 6.7 K 3.5 kbar) and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2} ({Tc} 10.4 K) further stimulated the search for novel polymeric anions. A general synthetic strategy for preparing new salts containing polymeric anions is to couple a coordinatively unsaturated neutral transition metal halide/pseudohalide with a simple halide or pseudohalide during an electrocrystallization synthesis. In this article, the authors discuss three new ambient pressure organic superconductors with novel polymeric anions, {alpha}-(ET){sub 2}(NH{sub 4})Hg(SCN){sub 4}, {beta}m-(BO){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}(NCS){sub 3} and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(N(CN){sub 2})Br. 48 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Wang, H.H.; Beno, M.A.; Carlson, K.D.; Geiser, U.; Kini, A.M.; Montgomery, L.K.; Thompson, J.E.; Williams, J.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, crystal structure and photoluminescence of a new Eu-doped Sr containing sialon (Sr{sub 0.94}Eu{sub 0.06})(Al{sub 0.3}Si{sub 0.7}){sub 4}(N{sub 0.8}O{sub 0.2}){sub 6}  

SciTech Connect

Colorless transparent platelet single crystals of a novel Eu{sup 2+}-doped strontium silicon aluminum oxynitride, (Sr{sub 0.94}Eu{sub 0.06})(Al{sub 0.3}Si{sub 0.7}){sub 4}(N{sub 0.8}O{sub 0.2}){sub 6}, were prepared at 1800 Degree-Sign C and 0.92 MPa of N{sub 2}. Fundamental reflections of electron and X-ray diffraction of the crystals were indexed with a face-centered orthorhombic unit cell (a=5.8061(5) A, b=37.762(3) A, c=9.5936(9) A). Diffuse streaks elongated in the b-axis direction were observed around the fundamental reflections hkl with h=2n+1 of the electron and X-ray diffraction, indicating stacking faults of (0 1 0)[1 0 0]/2. A crystal structure model without the stacking faults was obtained using the X-ray diffraction data of the fundamental reflections with the space group Fdd2. A SiN{sub 4}-tetrahedron double layer of [SiN{sub 2}]{sub 2} and a Sr/Eu double layer of [(Sr{sub 0.94}Eu{sub 0.06})Al{sub 1.2}Si{sub 0.8}N{sub 0.8} O{sub 1.2}]{sub 2} are stacked alternately along the b-axis direction. The title compound showed an emission with a peak wavelength of 490 nm under 334 nm excitation at room temperature. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of a novel Eu{sup 2+}-doped strontium silicon aluminum oxynitride, (Sr{sub 0.94}Eu{sub 0.06})(Al{sub 0.3}Si{sub 0.7}){sub 4}(N{sub 0.8}O{sub 0.2}){sub 6}, having stacking faults on the (0 1 0) plane of an orthorhombic cell, were prepared at 1800 Degree-Sign C and 0.92 MPa of N{sub 2}. The compound showed emission with a peak wavelength of 490 nm under 334 nm excitation at room temperature. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new compound Eu{sup 2+}-doped (Sr{sub 0.94}Eu{sub 0.06})(Al{sub 0.3}Si{sub 0.7}){sub 4}(N{sub 0.8}O{sub 0.2}){sub 6} was prepared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Stacking faults in the compound were clarified by electron and X-ray diffraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A basic crystal structure model was obtained based on the X-ray diffraction data. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An emission of 490 nm under 334 nm excitation at room temperature was observed.

Yamane, Hisanori, E-mail: yamane@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Shimooka, Satoshi; Uheda, Kyota [Mitsubishi Chemical Group, Science and Technology Research Center, Inc. 1000 Kamoshida-cho, Aoba-ku, Yokohama 227-8502 (Japan)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New, efficient regional architecture  

SciTech Connect

Recent trends in the design of solar homes are discussed with particular emphasis on the particular climate in which the house will be located. Regional climatic conditions will effect design strategies including insulation, ventilation, shading, site planning, window area, etc. The important effects of local climate have been established over the past 5 years. Sources of information concerning solar architecture are cited.

Stains, L.R.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic and electrical properties of UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} single crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single crystals of UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} have been grown by flux method and characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, magnetic, heat capacity and electrical transport measurements. The compound exhibits weakly temperature-dependent, moderately exchange-enhanced Pauli paramagnetism and shows regular metallic conductivity. - Graphical abstract: Pauli-like temperature dependence of the molar magnetic susceptibility of single-crystalline UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20}. Inset: field variation of the magnetization in UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} taken at 1.8 K. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High quality single crystals of UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} have been grown. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal structure of UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} has been refined from the single crystal X-ray diffraction data. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic, heat capacity and electrical transport data have been collected for single crystalline UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Previous literature report on UCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} has been corrected and supplemented with new data.

Swatek, P., E-mail: P.Swatek@int.pan.wroc.pl [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland); Kaczorowski, D., E-mail: D.Kaczorowski@int.pan.wroc.pl [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase diagram, chemical stability and physical properties of the solid-solution Ba{sub 4}Nb{sub 2-x}Ta{sub x}O{sub 9}  

SciTech Connect

Through the construction of the Ba{sub 4}Nb{sub 2-x}Ta{sub x}O{sub 9} phase diagram, it was discovered that the unique high-temperature {gamma} phase is a thermodynamic intermediate between the low-temperature {alpha} phase (Sr{sub 4}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 9}-type) and a 6H-perovskite. Refined site occupancies for the {gamma} phase across the Ba{sub 4}Nb{sub 2-x}Ta{sub x}O{sub 9} solid-solution indicate that Nb preferentially occupies the tetrahedral sites over the octahedral sites in the structure. When annealed in a CO{sub 2}-rich atmosphere, all of the phases studied absorb large amounts of CO{sub 2} at high temperatures between {approx}700 and 1300 K. In situ controlled-atmosphere diffraction studies show that this behaviour is linked to the formation of BaCO{sub 3} on the surface of the material, accompanied by a Ba{sub 5}(Nb,Ta){sub 4}O{sub 15} impurity phase. In situ diffraction in humid atmospheres also confirms that these materials hydrate below {approx}1273K, and that this plays a critical role in the various reconstructive phase transitions as well as giving rise to proton conduction. - Graphical abstract: Thermodynamic phase diagram of Ba{sub 4}Nb{sub 2-x}Ta{sub x}O{sub 9}. Highlights: > {gamma}-Ba{sub 4}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} phase is a structural intermediate between the {alpha} and 6H-perovskite phases. > Ba{sub 4}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} and Ba{sub 4}Ta{sub 2}O{sub 9} decompose at high temperatures in the presence of CO{sub 2}. > These materials all absorb between 5% and 6% of CO{sub 2} by mass between {approx}800 and 1200 K.

Dunstan, Matthew T., E-mail: m.dunstan@chem.usyd.edu.au [School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Southon, Peter D.; Kepert, Cameron J. [School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Hester, James [Bragg Institute, ANSTO, PMB 1, Menai 2234 (Australia); Kimpton, Justin A. [Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC 3168 (Australia); Ling, Chris D. [School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron diffraction studies of short-range order parameters in amorphous Yb{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}As{sub 2}S{sub 4} films  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dependence of the intensity of electron scattering on the scattering angle for amorphous Yb{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}As{sub 2}S{sub 4} films is obtained. The curve for radial distribution of atoms is plotted. The radii of coordination shells and partial coordination numbers for atoms in Yb{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}As{sub 2}S{sub 4} are determined.

Hajiyev, E. Sh.; Madadzade, A. I. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

Evaluation of A{sub 5}Si{sub 3}Z{sub x} intermetallics for use as high temperature structural materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Refractory intermetallic silicides are receiving increasing consideration for use as high temperature structural materials. A{sub 5}Si{sub 3} compositions are particularly interesting due to their ability to incorporate a variety of interstitial ternary additions. These ternary additions present a unique opportunity to potentially tailor physical properties. Previous experimental work has shown that these additions can decrease the inherent thermal expansion anisotropy of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}. This paper reviews some of the literature with respect to binary and ternary silicides of the form A{sub 5}Si{sub 3}Z{sub x}. Recent experimental work by the authors on two promising compositions, Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} and Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, is discussed. Interstitial additions substantially improve the isothermal oxidation resistance of both Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} and Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}. The lattice parameter of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} is significantly changed by ternary interstitial additions, indicating the extensive solubility of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} for such additions. The level of similar additions affects the phase assemblage of Mo{sub 5}Si{sub 3}. Hardness and toughness values from indentation measurements for selected compositions are given.

Kim, Y.; Thom, A.J.; Meyer, M.K.; Akinc, M.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Enhanced performance of dye-sensitized solar cells based on TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible upconversion luminescence  

SciTech Connect

TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible upconversion luminescence (UC-TiO{sub 2}) is prepared by a sol-gel method and calcined at 700 Degree-Sign C for 6 h. The material broadens the response region of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) from an ultraviolet-visible region to the whole region of the solar spectrum. It shifts NIR sunlight to visible light which matches the strong absorbing region of the dye (N719). DSSCs based on UC-TiO{sub 2} achieved higher conversion efficiency than that on raw TiO{sub 2}. UC-TiO{sub 2} was mixed with commercial raw TiO{sub 2} as additive, and the short-circuit current density, open-circuit voltage and conversion efficiency of the DSSC reached to the optimum values 13.38 mA/cm{sup 2}, 0.78 V and 6.63% (AM1.5 global), comparing with the blank values: 7.99 mA/cm{sup 2}, 0.75 V and 4.07%, respectively. Also the mechanisms of upconversion by multiphoton absorption and energy transfer processes are interpreted in this paper. - Graphical abstract: By introducing TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible up-conversion luminescence into DSSC, a signal reflection was explored from ultra-violet region to visible region, and to near-IR region. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer TiO{sub 2} with NIR-absorption and visible up-conversion luminescence (UC-TiO{sub 2}) was prepared by a sol-gel method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A systematic characterization and analysis was carried out to discuss the mechanism. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A significantly enhanced performance of DSSC was explored by using UC-TiO{sub 2} as an additive.

Liang, Li [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Yulin, Yang, E-mail: ylyang@hit.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Mi, Zhou; Ruiqing, Fan; LeLe, Qiu [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Xin, Wang [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China) [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Department of Food and Environmental Engineering, Heilongjiang, East University, Harbin 150086 (China); Lingyun, Zhang [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China) [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); School of Chemical Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, Jilin 132012 (China); Xuesong, Zhou; Jianglong, He [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)] [Department of Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote Operated Vehicle with CO{sub 2} Blasting (ROVCO{sub 2}). Phase 1  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the first phase of the Remote Operated Vehicle with CO{sub 2} Blasting (ROVCO{sub 2}) Program. The ROVCO{sub 2} Program`s goal is to develop and demonstrate a tool to improve the productivity of concrete floor decontamination. The first phase adapted and tested the critical subsystems: the CO{sub 2} blasting, the workhead manipulation, the controls, and the base vehicle. The testing documented the performance of the subsystems and preformed a concept demonstration of the integrated ROVCO{sub 2} system. This testing and demonstration verified that the ROVCO{sub 2} development exceeded it Phase 1 success criteria.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconductor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Two-powder processes for the synthesis of superconducting (Bi, Pb)-2223/Ag-clad wires by the oxide-powder-in-the-robe are provided. The first precursor powder, of nominal stoichiometry CaCuO{sub x}, is a solution-synthesized mixture of Ca{sub 0.45}Cu{sub 0.55}O{sub 2} and CaO. Using these oxide precursor mixtures, superconducting tapes with well-aligned grains and reproducible critical current densities J{sub c} in the range of 20,000 to 26,000 A/cm{sup 2} at 75 K in self-field after annealing less than 200 hours were obtained. 2 figs.

Smith, M.G.

1996-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

303

Synthesis of Bi.sub.1.8 Pb.sub.0.4 Sr.sub.2 Ca.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x superconductor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Two-powder processes for the synthesis of superconducting (Bi, Pb)-2223/Ag-clad wires by the oxide-powder-in-the-robe are provided. The first precursor powder, of nominal stoichiometry CaCuO.sub.x, is a solution-synthesized mixture of Ca.sub.0.45 Cu.sub.0.55 O.sub.2 and CaO. Using these oxide precursor mixtures, superconducting tapes with well-aligned grains and reproducible critical current densities J.sub.c in the range of 20,000 to 26,000 A/cm.sup.2 at 75 K in self-field after annealing less than 200 hours were obtained.

Smith, Michael G. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Enhancing solar photocatalytic detoxification by adsorption of porphyrins onto TiO sub 2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) is a known photocatalyst for solar detoxification of water containing organic contaminants including PCB's and dioxins. Unfortunately, the UV light used by the photocatalyst only comprises about 4% of the strong spectrum. Metalloporphyrins strongly absorb in the visible and near infrared region. Using visible light, we have investigated Ni(II) uroporphyrin (NiUroP), Sn(IV)Cl{sub 2} uroporphyrin (SnUroP) and Sn(IV)Cl{sub 2} tetrakis(p-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (SnTCPP) as possible enhancers of destruction of a model organic compound, salicylic acid (SA), by means of photosensitization of colloidal TiO{sub 2} particles. All three porphyrins are found to adsorb reversibly onto the colloidal TiO{sub 2} upon variation of pH. Adsorption of porphyrins results in the increased colloidal stability of fine TiO{sub 2} particles in the pH range 5--8. While NiUroP on TiO{sub 2} does not show any enhancement of photodestruction, the adsorption of SnUroP increases the destruction rate compared to that of the bare TiO{sub 2} surface. The effect of ambient oxygen on the observed photolability of the Sn porphyrins and enhancement of photodestruction of SA was also investigated. SnTCPP does not photodecompose upon illumination either in the presence or absence of TiO{sub 2}, but neither does it bind to the photocatalyst at pH 6. At pH 4.5 it adsorbs onto TiO{sub 2} but it also photodecompose at this pH. We are attempting to stabilize the adsorbed porphyrins by adding suitable peripheral substituents onto the porphyrin macrocycle. 27 refs., 6 figs.

Majumder, S.A.; Ondrias, M.R. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemistry); Prairie, M.R.; Shelnutt, J.A. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

NETL: Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

RCSP Carbon Storage Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships In 2003, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded cooperative agreements to seven Regional Carbon Sequestration...

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Regional Opportunities in New Mexico  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Regional Opportunities in New Mexico Regional Opportunities in New Mexico The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) facilitates a number of programs designed to stimulate...

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A two-fold interpenetrating 3D metal-organic framework material constructed from helical chains linked via 4,4'-H{sub 2}bpz fragments  

SciTech Connect

A 3-connected dia-f-type metal-organic framework compound {l_brace}[Ag(L){sub 3/2}H{sub 2}PO{sub 4}]{r_brace}{sub n} (1) has been synthesized by self-assembly of 4,4'-H{sub 2}bpz (L=4,4'-H{sub 2}bpz=3,3',5,5'-tetramethyl-4,4'-bipyrazole) and Ag{sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} under hydrothermal conditions. It crystallizes in the tetragonal space group I4{sub 1}/acd with a=21.406(4) A, b=21.406(4) A, c=36.298(8) A, Z=32. X-ray single-crystal diffraction reveals that 1 has a three-dimensional framework with an unprecedented alternate left- and right-handed helices structure, featuring a non-uniform two-fold interpenetrated (4.14{sup 2}) net. Photoluminescent investigation reveals that the title compound displays interesting emissions in a wide region, which shows that the title compound may be a good potential candidate as a photoelectric material. - Graphical abstract: A 3-connected dia-f-type metal-organic framework compound [Ag(4,4'-bpz){sub 3/2}H{sub 2}PO{sub 4}] shows unprecedented alternating left- and right-handed helices structure, featuring a non-uniform two-fold interpenetrated (4.14{sup 2}) net.

Xie Yiming [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 35002 (China); College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, the Key Laboratory for Functional Materials of Fujian Higher Education, Quanzhou, Fujian 362021 (China); Zhao Zhenguo; Wu Xiaoyuan; Zhang Qisheng; Chen Lijuan; Wang Fei; Chen Shanci [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 35002 (China); Lu Canzhong [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 35002 (China)], E-mail: czlu@fjirsm.ac.cn

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts)  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country China Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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EIA - State Electricity Profiles - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Maps by energy source and topic, ... Wind Geothermal ... (Indiana) Item Value U.S. Rank; NERC Region(s) RFC: Primary Energy Source : Coal:

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EIA - State Electricity Profiles - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Table 1. 2010 Summary Statistics (Michigan) Item Value U.S. Rank; NERC Region(s) MRO/RFC: Primary Energy Source : Coal: Net Summer Capacity (megawatts)

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Table 1. 2010 Summary Statistics (Alaska) Item Value U.S. Rank; NERC Region(s) --Primary Energy Source : Gas: Net Summer Capacity (megawatts) 2,067: ...

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new york - Energy Information Administration  

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State Electricity Profiles 2010 1 Table 1. 2010 Summary Statistics Item Value U.S. Rank New York NERC Region(s ...

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North Dakota Electricity Profile 2010 North Dakota profile. Table 1. 2010 Summary Statistics (North Dakota) Item Value U.S. Rank; NERC Region(s) MRO: Primary Energy ...

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Table 1. 2010 Summary Statistics (New Mexico) Item Value U.S. Rank; NERC Region(s) SPP/WECC: Primary Energy Source : Coal: Net Summer Capacity ...

315

Room temperature metathetic synthesis and characterization of {alpha}-hopeite, Zn{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2}.4H{sub 2}O  

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The synthesis of crystalline zinc phosphates ({alpha}-hopeite phase) through the metathetic pathway has been investigated. The reaction has been carried out by room-temperature grinding. High lattice energy of the by-product NaCl has driven the reaction in the forward direction, and as a result, stable phosphate phases have been synthesized. Reaction of a different phosphorus source (like Na{sub 3}PO{sub 4}, Na{sub 2}HPO{sub 4}, NaH{sub 2}PO{sub 4}, and K{sub 2}HPO{sub 4}) with ZnCl{sub 2} has been attempted. The structural, vibrational, thermal, optical, and chemical properties of synthesized powders are determined by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and diffused reflectance spectra (DR) in the UV-vis range. The direct band gap of the title compound was determined to be 3.6 {+-} 0.2 eV.

Parhi, Purnendu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 (United States); Manivannan, V. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 (United States)], E-mail: mani@engr.colostate.edu; Kohli, Sandeep; McCurdy, Patrick [Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Algebraic sub-structuring for electromagnetic applications  

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Li, I. Malik, W. M i , C. Ng, and M . Wolf. ElectromagneticP. Husbands, and E. G. Ng. An Alge- braic Sub-structuring

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

AN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL STUDY OF THE IONIZATION ENERGIES OF SiC{sub 2}H{sub x} (x = 0, 1, 2) ISOMERS  

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We present a combined experimental and theoretical study on the formation processes and ionization energies of small organo-silicon molecules of the formula SiC{sub 2}H{sub x} (x = 0, 1, 2). These organic molecules are considered important benchmark systems in understanding the formation of silicon- and carbon-bearing grains in the outflow of carbon stars. The studies identify four distinct (hydrogenated) silicon-carbon molecules together with their ionization energies: c-SiC{sub 2} [9.75 {+-} 0.10 eV; 9.83 {+-} 0.05 eV], l-HCCSi [7.00 {+-} 0.05 eV], c-SiC{sub 2}H [7.27 {+-} 0.05 eV], and c-SiC{sub 2}H{sub 2} [9.05 {+-} 0.05 eV; 8.96 {+-} 0.05 eV] with numbers in italics depicting computed data. Implications of these results to the non-equilibrium chemistry in shocked regions of circumstellar envelopes of carbon stars are also discussed.

Kaiser, Ralf I. [Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Krishtal, Sergey P.; Mebel, Alexander M. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 (United States); Kostko, Oleg; Ahmed, Musahid [Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

318

Method for improving voltage regulation of batteries, particularly Li/FeS.sub.2 thermal batteries  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Batteries are improved, especially with respect to voltage regulation properties, by employing as anode and cathode compositions, those which fall in a thermodynamically invariant region of the metallurgical phase diagram of the combination of the constituent components. The invention is especially useful in the Li/FeS.sub.2 system.

Godshall, Ned A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Method for improving voltage regulation of batteries, particularly Li/FeS/sub 2/ thermal batteries  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Batteries are improved, especially with respect to voltage regulation properties, by employing as anode and cathode compositions, those which fall in a thermodynamically invariant region of the metallurgical phase diagram of the combination of the constituent components. The invention is especially useful in the Li/FeS/sub 2/ system.

Godshall, N.A.

1986-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

320

Is the Recent Increasing Trend of Rainfall over Northeast Brazil Related to Sub-Saharan Drought?  

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In recent years, there has been an increase in rainfall over northeast Brazil (Nordeste), while over the sub-Saharan region there has been a drought. The correlation coefficients between the 11-yr running means of the rainfall series over the two ...

V. Brahmananda Rao; Emanuel Giarolla; Mary T. Kayano; Sergio H. Franchito

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agricultural productivity potential assessment by using rainfall contribution index in Sub-Sahara Africa  

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Food deficit alleviation is the most important aspect for poverty reduction in the entire Sub-Sahara African (SSA) region. This alleviation can be achieved by increasing agricultural productivity. The deficit is in one way or the other attributed to ... Keywords: agricultural water, effective rainfall, food deficit, planting period, productivity, rainfall contribution index

Yu-Min Wang; Seydou Traore; Willy Namaona; Tienfuan Kerh

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Structural and conductivity studies of CsK(SO{sub 4}){sub 0.32}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 0.68}Te(OH){sub 6}  

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The compound CsK(SO{sub 4}){sub 0.32}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 0.68}Te(OH){sub 6} crystallizes in the monoclinic P2{sub 1}/n space group. It was analyzed, at room temperature, using X-ray diffractometer data. The main feature of these atomic arrangements is the coexistence of three and different anions (SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, SeO{sub 4}{sup 2-} and TeO{sub 6}{sup 6-}groups) in the unit cell, connected by hydrogen bonds which make the building of the crystal. The thermal analysis of the title compound shows three distinct endothermal peaks at 435, 460 and 475 K. Complex impedance measurements are performed on this material as a function of both temperature and frequency. The electric conduction has been studied. The temperature dependence on the conductivity indicates that the sample became an ionic conductor at high temperature. - Graphical abstract: Projection of crystal structure CsK(SO{sub 4}){sub 0.32}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 0.68}Te(OH){sub 6} on the ab plane. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We have studied the results of the crystal structure of the new mixed compound. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We have characterized the phase transition observed in DSC curve. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The protonic conduction in our material is probably due to a hopping mechanism.

Djemel, M., E-mail: jmal_manel@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, Universite de Sfax, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Abdelhedi, M., E-mail: m_abdelhedi2002@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, Universite de Sfax, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Laboratoire Leon Brouillon, CE/Saclay, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Zouari, N., E-mail: bizrirl@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de l'Etat solide, Universite de Sfax, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Dammak, M., E-mail: meddammak@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, Universite de Sfax, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Kolsi, A.W., E-mail: kolsi_abdelhwaheb@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, Universite de Sfax, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank-Low-carbon Energy Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa  

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Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Name Low-carbon Energy Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Publications Website http://wbcarbonfinance.org/doc UN Region "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa |  

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Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Name Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization International Food Policy Research Institute Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Co-benefits assessment, GHG inventory Resource Type Publications Website http://www.ifpri.org/sites/def Country Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda UN Region "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

325

Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan  

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Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Implementation, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website: www.uncclearn.org/sites/www.uncclearn.org/files/inventory/WB85.pdf Cost: Free UN Region: "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

326

Cosmology Favoring Extra Radiation and Sub-eV Mass Sterile Neutrinos as an Option  

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Precision cosmology and big-bang nucleosynthesis mildly favor extra radiation in the Universe beyond photons and ordinary neutrinos, lending support to the existence of low-mass sterile neutrinos. We use the WMAP 7-year data, small-scale cosmic microwave background observations from ACBAR, BICEP, and QuAD, the SDSS 7th data release, and measurement of the Hubble parameter from HST observations to derive credible regions for the assumed common mass scale m{sub s} and effective number N{sub s} of thermally excited sterile neutrino states. Our results are compatible with the existence of one or perhaps two sterile neutrinos, as suggested by LSND and MiniBooNE, if m{sub s} is in the sub-eV range.

Hamann, Jan; Hannestad, Steen [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Raffelt, Georg G. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Muenchen (Germany); Tamborra, Irene [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Muenchen (Germany); Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica 'Michelangelo Merlin', Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari (Italy); Wong, Yvonne Y. Y. [Institut fuer Theoretische Teilchenphysik und Kosmologie, RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen (Germany)

2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

327

Regional Summary Gulf of Mexico Region Management Context  

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Regional Summary Gulf of Mexico Region Management Context The Gulf of Mexico Region includes by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) and NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) under eight fishery in conjunction with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). Gulf of Mexico Region FMPs 1. Red Drum

328

Interaction Region Papers  

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IR (Interaction Region) Magnets with Ramesh Gupta IR (Interaction Region) Magnets with Ramesh Gupta as the major author (unless noted): R. Gupta, et. al, "React & Wind Nb3Sn Common Coil Dipole", ASC 2006, August 27- September 1, 2006 in Seattle, WA, USA . *** Click Here for Talk ***. R. Gupta, "Modular Design and Modular Program for High Gradient Quadrupoles", ASC 2006, August 27- September 1, 2006 in Seattle, WA, USA. *** Click Here for Poster ***. Racetrack Magnet Designs and Technologies, WAMDO@CERN, April 2-6, 2006 (Click here for the oral presentation). R. Gupta, et. al, "Optimization of Open Midplane Dipole Design for LHC IR Upgrade," Presented at the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference, Knoxville, TN, USA (2005). *** Click Here for Poster *** R. Gupta, et al., “Open Midplane Dipole Design for LHC IR

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High-pressure synthesis, crystal structure, and structural relationship of the first ytterbium fluoride borate Yb{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 9}  

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Yb{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 9} was synthesized under high-pressure/high-temperature conditions in a Walker-type multianvil apparatus at 7.5 GPa and 1100 deg. C, representing the first known ytterbium fluoride borate. The compound exhibits isolated BO{sub 3}-groups next to ytterbium cations and fluoride anions, showing a structure closely related to the other known rare-earth fluoride borates RE{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 3} (RE=Sm, Eu, Gd) and Gd{sub 2}(BO{sub 3})F{sub 3}. Monoclinic Yb{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 9} crystallizes in space group C2/c with the lattice parameters a=2028.2(4) pm, b=602.5(2) pm, c=820.4(2) pm, and beta=100.63(3){sup o} (Z=4). Three different ytterbium cations can be identified in the crystal structure, each coordinated by nine fluoride and oxygen anions. None of the five crystallographically independent fluoride ions is coordinated by boron atoms, solely by trigonally-planar arranged ytterbium cations. In close proximity to the above mentioned compounds RE{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 3} (RE=Sm, Eu, Gd) and Gd{sub 2}(BO{sub 3})F{sub 3}, Yb{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 9} can be described via alternating layers with the formal compositions 'YbBO{sub 3}' and 'YbF{sub 3}' in the bc-plane. - Graphical abstract: High-pressure/high-temperature synthesis (multianvil technique) led to the first ytterbium fluoride borate Yb{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 9}, built up from isolated BO{sub 3}-groups. The compound shows structural relations to the known rare-earth fluoride borates RE{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}F{sub 3} (RE=Sm, Eu, Gd) and Gd{sub 2}(BO{sub 3})F{sub 3}.

Haberer, Almut [Institut fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie, Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet Innsbruck, Innrain 52a, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Huppertz, Hubert, E-mail: hubert.huppertz@uibk.ac.a [Institut fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie, Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet Innsbruck, Innrain 52a, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional University Alliance  

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Alliance Alliance Developed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory in collaboration with NETL-Regional University Alliance WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy Fossil Consulting Services, Inc. The AVESTAR(tm) Center provides a state-of- the-art, highly realistic, dynamic simulator for a coal-fired power plant using Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technology with CO 2 capture. The system is based on Invensys' DYNSIM ® software

331

Regional Reserve Margins  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report explores the status of reserve margins across the country. Reserve margins represent the margin of excess capacity compared to demand. It is commonly calculated as the fraction of unused capacity during the summer peak. Simple in concept, the numbers can be difficult to calculate because of changes in geographic boundaries between regions, different views of what capacity qualifies to be counted, and changes in estimates of demand. This report provides a comprehensive and consistently calcula...

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

332

EPRI Regional Haze Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last decade, EPRI has investigated ways to improve the scientific basis for various steps required under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA's) 1999 Regional Haze Regulations (RHR). Those regulations require mitigating visibility impairment in mandatory Class I areaslarger national parks and wilderness areasattributable to manmade air pollution by 2064. Several technical issues have arisen while interpreting the implementation process of the RHR. This report describes EPRI and o...

2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

333

Geothermal Regions | Open Energy Information  

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Regions Regions Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Regions RegionsMap2012.jpg Geothermal regions were outlined for the western United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) to identify geothermal areas, projects, and exploration trends for each region. These regions were developed based on the USGS physiographic regions (U.S. Geological Survey), and then adjusted to fit geothermal exploration parameters such as differences in geologic regime, structure, heat source, surface effects (weather, vegetation patterns, groundwater flow), and other relevant factors. The 21 regions can be seen outlined in red and overlain on the 2008 USGS Geothermal Favorability Map in Figure 1.[1] Add a new Geothermal Region List of Regions Area (km2) Mean MW

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Deposition of H<sub>15sub>NO>3sub> vapour to white oak, red maple and loblolly pine foliage: experimental observations and a generalized model  

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Nitric acid vapour enriched with {sup 15}N (H{sup 15}NO{sub 3}) was volatilized into the cuvette of an open-flow gas exchange system containing red maple (Acer rubrum L.), white oak (Quercus alba L.), or loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) seedling shoots to facilitate direct measurements of total foliar deposition, and subsequent assessments of the rate of HNO{sub 3} movement across the cuticle (transcuticular uptake). Total H{sup 15}NO{sub 3} vapour deposition to foliar surfaces ranged from <5 to 27 nmol m{sup -2} s{sup -1} the variability being largely accounted for by differences in HNO{sub 3} concentrations and leaf conductance. Mean whole-leaf conductance to HNO{sub 3} ranged between 0.9 and 3.4 mm s{sup -1} for hardwoods and between 6 and 34 mm s{sup -1} for loblolly pine. Of the total H{sup 15}NO{sub 3} vapour deposited to leaves, an average of 39 to 48% was immediately 'bound' into hardwood foliage whereas only 3% was bound to loblolly pine needles. This implies that rain events might extract greater amounts of HNO{sub 3}-derived nitrate in throughfall from conifer canopies as compared to hardwood canopies. Post-exposure H{sup 15}NO{sub 3} uptake rates across the leaf cuticle increased with surface nitrate concentrations, but were 1 to 2 orders of magnitude lower (O06 to 0.24 nmol m{sup -2} s{sup -1}) than total HNO{sub 3}, deposition during exposures. A generalized leaf-level model of HNO{sub 3} deposition to foliage capable of simulating deposition pathways to sorption sites on the leaf surface, and to the metabolically active leaf interior via transcuticular or stomatal pathways is formulated and suggested for use in planning future work on HNO{sub 3} deposition.

Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Sub-Angstrom electron microscopy for sub-Angstrom nano-metrology  

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Microscopy for Sub-ngstrom Nano-Metrology Michael A. OMicroscopy for Sub-ngstrom Nano-Metrology Michael A. Owhat we build. Because nano-devices operate on the level of

O'Keefe, Michael A.; Allard, Lawrence F.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Magnetic ordering of Nd in (Nd,Ce) sub 2 CuO sub 4  

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Neutron-diffraction techniques have been used to study the magnetic ordering of the Nd ions in semiconducting Nd{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} and superconducting Nd{sub 1.85}Ce{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4}. For the Ce-doped system a sharp transition to long-range antiferromagnetic order occurs at {ital T}{sub {ital N}}{approx}1.2 K, with a simple magnetic unit cell which is double the chemical unit cell along the {ital a} and {ital b} directions. The same magnetic structure is observed in the parent system Nd{sub 2}CuO{sub 4}, in which the Cu spins are also ordered magnetically, but strong coupling between the Nd and Cu sublattices is indicated.

Lynn, J.W.; Sumarlin, I.W.; Skanthakumar, S.; Li, W. (Center for Superconductivity Research, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (US) National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (USA)); Shelton, R.N.; Peng, J.L. (Department of Physics, University of California-Davis, Davis, California 95616 (USA)); Fisk, Z. (MS K764, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (USA)); Cheong, S. (MS K764, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (USA) Department of Physics, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 (USA))

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

PREPARATION OF HIGH DENSITY UO$sub 2$  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is presented for the preparation of highdensity UO/sub 2/ from UF/sub 6/. In accordance with the invention, UF/sub 6/ is reacted with water and concentrated ammonium hydroxide is added to the resulting aqueous solution of UO/ sub 2/F/sub 2/. The resulting precipitate is calcined to U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ an d the U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ is reduced to UO/sub 2/ with a gaseous mixture comprised of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide at a temperature of from 1600 to 1900 deg C.

Googin, J.M.

1959-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

338

Doped Y.sub.2O.sub.3 buffer layers for laminated conductors  

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A laminated conductor includes a metallic substrate having a surface, a biaxially textured buffer layer supported by the surface of the metallic substrate, the biaxially textured buffer layer comprising Y.sub.2O.sub.3 and a dopant for blocking cation diffusion through the Y.sub.2O.sub.3, and a biaxially textured conductor layer supported by the biaxially textured buffer layer.

Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans (Knoxville, TN); Schoop, Urs (Westborough, MA); Goyal, Amit (Knoxville, TN); Thieme, Cornelis Leo Hans (Westborough, MA); Verebelyi, Darren T. (Oxford, MA); Rupich, Martin W. (Framingham, MA)

2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Loss Composition of BA{sub X}SR{sub Y}CA{sub 1-X-Y}TIO{sub 3}:BA{sub 0.12-0.25}SR{sub 0.35-0.47}CA{sub 0.32-0.53}TIO{sub 3}  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dielectric thin-film material for microwave applications, including use as a capacitor, the thin-film comprising a composition of barium strontium calcium and titanium of perovskite type (Ba{sub x}Sr{sub y}Ca{sub 1-x-y})TiO{sub 3}. Also provided is a method for making a dielectric thin film of that formula over a wide compositional range through a single deposition process.

Xiang, Xiao-Dong; Chang, Hauyee; Takeuchi, Ichiro

1999-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

340

Modeling, synthesis and characterization of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinels  

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The authors report on an integrated program to understand the fundamentals of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} performance as a cathode for lithium ion rechargeable batteries. Specifically, this program is designed to address the effects of doping on the crystal chemistry, lattice constants, and electrochemical performance. The work is being expanded to include studies on LiCoO{sub 2} and LiNiO{sub 2}.

Doughty, D.H.; Ingersoll, D.; Cygan, R.T.; Westrich, H.R.; Rodriguez, M.A.; Boyle, T.J.; Voigt, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Johnson, B.J. [3M Co., St. Paul, MN (United States). Specialty Chemicals Div.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full differentiation and assignment of boron species in the electrolytes Li{sub 2}B{sub 6}O{sub 9}F{sub 2} and Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3} by solid-state {sup 11}B NMR spectroscopy  

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The syntheses of two new fluorooxoborates, Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3} and Li{sub 2}B{sub 6}O{sub 9}F{sub 2}, which possess considerable ion conductivity at higher temperatures, have been reported recently. Here, we describe the characterisation of these compounds by solid-state {sup 11}B NMR spectroscopy. The complex central-transition MAS spectra, resulting from overlap of sub-spectra contributed by the individual boron species in the crystal structures, could be clearly separated by acquisition and analysis of 3QMAS spectra. By numerical fit of these sub-spectra, the isotropic chemical shift {delta}{sub iso}, the quadrupolar coupling constant {chi}, and the asymmetry {eta} were determined. Using known relations between boron coordination and chemical shift as well as quadrupolar coupling, the individual {sup 11}B NMR resonances have been ascribed to boron species in tetrahedral or trigonal environment. To remove remaining assignment ambiguities, the response of the {sup 11}B resonances to {sup 19}F decoupling was qualitatively analysed. Thus, by using the combined information conveyed by chemical shift, quadrupolar and dipolar interaction, a complete assignment of the complex {sup 11}B line shapes exhibited by the fluorooxoborates has been achieved. - Graphical abstract: Structure and solid-state {sup 11}B NMR spectrum of Li{sub 2}B{sub 3}O{sub 4}F{sub 3}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Characterisation of title compounds by solid-state {sup 11}B NMR spectroscopy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sub-spectra of boron species separated by evaluation of 3QMAS spectra. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Isotropic chemical shift and quadrupolar interaction parameters determined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Full boron assignment based on NMR parameters and response to {sup 19}F decoupling.

Braeuniger, Thomas, E-mail: T.Braeuniger@fkf.mpg.de [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Pilz, Thomas; Chandran, C. Vinod; Jansen, Martin [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of forming a dielectric thin film having low loss composition of Ba.sub.x Sr.sub.y Ca.sub.1-x-y TiO.sub.3 : Ba.sub.0.12-0.25 Sr.sub.0.35-0.47 Ca.sub.0.32-0.53 TiO.sub.3  

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A dielectric thin-film material for microwave applications, including use as a capacitor, the thin-film comprising a composition of barium strontium calcium and titanium of perovskite type (Ba.sub.x Sr.sub.y Ca.sub.1-x-y)TiO.sub.3. Also provided is a method for making a dielectric thin film of that formula over a wide compositional range through a single deposition process.

Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Alameda, CA); Chang, Hauyee (Berkeley, CA); Takeuchi, Ichiro (Albany, CA)

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Growth kinetics and micromorphology of NH{sub 4}Cl:Mn{sup 2+} crystals formed in the NH{sub 4}Cl-MnCl{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O-CONH{sub 3} system  

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The growth kinetics and elementary growth processes on the surface of NH{sub 4}Cl:Mn{sup 2+} heterogeneous crystals formed in the NH{sub 4}Cl-MnCl{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O-CONH{sub 3} system are experimentally studied. It is found that a change in the composition of complexes in an NH{sub 4}Cl crystal from Mn(NH{sub 4}){sub 2}Cl{sub 4} {center_dot} 2H{sub 2}O to MnCl{sub 2} {center_dot} 2CONH{sub 3} leads to the occurrence of a local maximum in the kinetic curve and a change in the shape of dislocation growth centers from flat to conical. The growth kinetics of {l_brace}100{r_brace} faces of heterogeneous NH{sub 4}Cl:Mn{sup 2+} crystals is described within the Bliznakov model using the Fowler-Guggenheim adsorption isotherm, which takes into account the lateral interaction of adsorbed particles.

Pyankova, L. A., E-mail: lyuba_pyan@mail.ru; Punin, Yu. O.; Bocharov, S. N.; Shtukenberg, A. G. [Petersburg State University (Russian Federation)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

344

Crystal structure of thallium triborate, TlB{sub 3}O{sub 5}  

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Thallium triborate, TlB{sub 3}O{sub 5} (TBO), crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} with unit cell dimensions a = 5.2099(3) {angstrom}, b = 8.248(1) {angstrom}, and c = 10.206(2) {angstrom}; Z = 4. The structure was solved from 1340 independent reflections to R = 0.038 and R{sub w} = 0.041. The borate anion of the structure forms a three-dimensional framework built up from B{sub 3}O{sub 3} rings; its shorthand notation is 3:{infinity}{sup 3}(2{del}+T), where {del} is a BO{sub 3} triangle and T is a BO{sub 4} tetrahedron. This compound is isostructural with CsB{sub 3}O{sub 5} (CBO) but some differences exist in the oxygenated surroundings of cesium and thallium cations due to the larger size of Cs{sup +}. Like CBO, TBO may be a good candidate for nonlinear optical applications as a second harmonic generator.

Touboul, M.; Betourne, E. [URA CNRS, Amiens (France)] [URA CNRS, Amiens (France); Nowogrocki, G. [URA CNRS 452, Villeneuve d`Ascq (France)] [URA CNRS 452, Villeneuve d`Ascq (France)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Recovery of UO{sub 2}/PuO{sub 2} in IFR electrorefining process  

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This invention is comprised of a process for converting PuO{sub 2} and U0{sub 2} present in an electrorefiner to the chlorides, by contacting the PuO{sub 2} and U0{sub 2} with Li metal in the presence of an alkali metal chloride salt substantially free of rare earth and actinide chlorides for a time and at a temperature sufficient to convert the U0{sub 2} and PuO{sub 2} to metals while converting Li metal to Li{sub 2}O. Li{sub 2}O is removed either by reducing with rare earth metals or by providing an oxygen electrode for transporting 0{sub 2} out of the electrorefiner and a cathode, and thereafter applying an emf to the electrorefiner electrodes sufficient to cause the Li{sub 2}O to disassociate to 0{sub 2} and Li metal but insufficient to decompose the alkali metal chloride salt. The U and Pu and excess lithium are then converted to chlorides by reaction with CdCl{sub 2}.

Tomczuk, Z.; Miller, W.E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery of UO.sub.2 /Pu O.sub.2 in IFR electrorefining process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for converting PuO.sub.2 and UO.sub.2 present in an electrorefiner to the chlorides, by contacting the PuO.sub.2 and UO.sub.2 with Li metal in the presence of an alkali metal chloride salt substantially free of rare earth and actinide chlorides for a time and at a temperature sufficient to convert the UO.sub.2 and PuO.sub.2 to metals while converting Li metal to Li.sub.2 O. Li.sub.2 O is removed either by reducing with rare earth metals or by providing an oxygen electrode for transporting O.sub.2 out of the electrorefiner and a cathode, and thereafter applying an emf to the electrorefiner electrodes sufficient to cause the Li.sub.2 O to disassociate to O.sub.2 and Li metal but insufficient to decompose the alkali metal chloride salt. The U and Pu and excess lithium are then converted to chlorides by reaction with CdCl.sub.2.

Tomczuk, Zygmunt (Lockport, IL); Miller, William E. (Naperville, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery of UO[sub 2]/PuO[sub 2] in IFR electrorefining process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process is described for converting PuO[sub 2] and UO[sub 2] present in an electrorefiner to the chlorides, by contacting the PuO[sub 2] and UO[sub 2] with Li metal in the presence of an alkali metal chloride salt substantially free of rare earth and actinide chlorides for a time and at a temperature sufficient to convert the UO[sub 2] and PuO[sub 2] to metals while converting Li metal to Li[sub 2]O. Li[sub 2]O is removed either by reducing with rare earth metals or by providing an oxygen electrode for transporting O[sub 2] out of the electrorefiner and a cathode, and thereafter applying an emf to the electrorefiner electrodes sufficient to cause the Li[sub 2]O to disassociate to O[sub 2] and Li metal but insufficient to decompose the alkali metal chloride salt. The U and Pu and excess lithium are then converted to chlorides by reaction with CdCl[sub 2].

Tomczuk, Z.; Miller, W.E.

1994-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

348

CF[sub 3] chemistry: Potential implications for stratospheric ozone  

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The authors address questions about the chemistry of CF[sub 3] bearing compounds in the atmosphere, and the impact that the existence of and reaction rate constants for such species may have on stratospheric ozone. Species considered include CF[sub 3], CF[sub 3]O, CF[sub 3]O[sub 2], CF[sub 3]OH, CF[sub 3]OOH, CF[sub 3]ONO[sub 2], CF[sub 3]O[sub 2]NO[sub 2], and CF[sub 3]OOCl. Based on their calculational results, the authors suggest a number of experimental measurements which should substantially decrease uncertainties associated with the role of CF[sub 3] species in atmospheric chemistry related to ozone.

Ko, M.K.W.; Sze, N.D.; Rodriguez, J.M.; Weistenstein, D.K.; Heisey, C.W. (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States)); Wayne, R.P.; Biggs, P.; Canosa-Mas, C.E. (Univ. of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom)); Sidebottom, H.W.; Treacy, J. (Univ. College, Dublin (Ireland))

1994-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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/sup 11/B study of spin dynamics in Y/sub 1-x/RE/sub x/Rh/sub 4/B/sub 4/. [RE = Gd, Er  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been intense interest in re-entrance and coexistence in ternary rare earth magnetic superconductors of the form RE Rh/sub 4/B/sub 4/. Of particular interest in this investigation is the effect of the superconducting state on the RKKY (Yosida, 1957) coupling between RE ions. Since one expects the conduction electron spin susceptibility chi/sup e/(q) to be cut off for q < 1/xi in the superconducting state, a depression f the RKKY coupling should follow. Such an effect would both depress the magnetic ordering temperature and result in slower relaxation rates tau/sub m//sup -1/ for the RE moments in the superconducting state. This paper reports on the spin dynamics of the RE ions using the /sup 11/B nuclear magnetic relaxation rate T/sub 1//sup -1/ in dilute Y/sub 1-x/RE/sub x/Rh/sub 4/B/sub 4/ (RE = Gd and Er).

Kumagai, K.; Fradin, F.Y.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds  

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds Ludovic Rifford Universit´e de Nice - Sophia Antipolis (Joint work with A. Figalli) Ludovic Rifford Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds #12;Monge's Optimal Transportation Problem Let M be a separable metric space equipped with its Borel

Rifford, Ludovic

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds  

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds Ludovic Rifford Universit´e de Nice - Sophia Antipolis (Joint work with A. Figalli) Ludovic Rifford Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds #12;Outline I. Statement of our optimal transportation problem II. Sketch of proof of the Mc

Rifford, Ludovic

352

CO/sub 2/-laser fusion  

SciTech Connect

The basic concept of laser fusion is described, with a set of requirements on the laser system. Systems and applications concepts are presented and discussed. The CO/sub 2/ laser's characteristics and advantages for laser fusion are described. Finally, technological issues in the development of CO/sub 2/ laser systems for fusion applications are discussed.

Stark, E.E. Jr.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Greenhouse gas emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa  

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Current and future carbon emissions from land-use change and energy consumption were analyzed for Sub-Saharan Africa. The energy sector analysis was based on UN energy data tapes while the land-use analysis was based on a spatially-explicit land-use model developed specifically for this project. The impacts of different energy and land-use strategies on future carbon emissions were considered. (A review of anthropogenic emissions of methane, nitrous oxides, and chlorofluorocarbons in Sub-Saharan Africa indicated that they were probably minor in both a global and a regional context. The study therefore was focused on emissions of carbon dioxide.) The land-use model predicts carbon emissions from land use change and the amount of carbon stored in vegetation (carbon inventory) on a yearly basis between 1985 and 2001. Emissions and inventory are modeled at 9000 regularly-spaced point locations in Sub-Saharan Africa using location-specific information on vegetation type, soils, climate and deforestation. Vegetation, soils, and climate information were derived from continental-scale maps while relative deforestation rates(% of forest land lost each year) were developed from country-specific forest and deforestation statistics (FAO Tropical Forest Resources Assessment for Africa, 1980). The carbon emissions under different land use strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa were analyzed by modifying deforestation rates and altering the amount of carbon stored under different land uses. The considered strategies were: preservation of existing forests, implementation of agroforestry, and establishment of industrial tree plantations. 82 refs., 16 figs., 25 tabs.

Graham, R.L.; Perlack, R.D.; Prasad, A.M.G.; Ranney, J.W.; Waddle, D.B.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DVR study of the {tilde A}{sup 2}B{sub 2} {l_arrow} {tilde X}{sup 2}A{sub 1} absorption spectrum of NO{sub 2}  

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Using available potential energy surfaces, a theoretical calculation of the {tilde A}{sup 2}B{sub 2} {l_arrow} {tilde X}{sup 2}A{sub 1} absorption spectrum of NO{sub 2} is presented. Energy levels and nuclear wave functions are calculated, using a discrete variable representation (DVR) basis expansion to solve the nuclear Schroedinger equation. Various energy regions of the absorption spectrum are considered. In the low-energy region, below the onset of the {tilde A}{sup 2}B{sub 2} excited state, accurate results are recovered in a one-electronic-state calculation. It is also shown that using a decoupled potential energy surface derived from Schryber potential, accurate results are also obtained in the two-coupled-state case. Calculations are also performed in the higher energy part of the spectrum up to 16,000 cm{sup {minus}1}. Analysis of the calculated wave functions makes the assignment of vibrational quantum numbers possible for both electronic components to the various excited levels. Comparison with experimental results are presented. Reasonable agreement is obtained for the transition frequencies. An overall reliable reproduction of experimental data, including the intensities through Franck-Condon calculation, requires, however, the transition moment function as additional information. General conclusions concerning the limitation of the model are discussed.

Belmiloud, D.; Jacon, M. [UFR Sciences Exactes et Naturelles, Reims (France). Groupe de Spectrometrie Moleculaire et Atmospherique

1998-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation of polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} device efficiency with homojunction depth and interfacial structure: X-ray photoemission and positron annihilation spectroscopic characterization  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Angled-resolved high resolution photoemission measurements on valence band electronic structure and Cu 2p, In 3d, Ga 2p, and Se 3d core lines were used to evaluate surface and near-surface chemistry of CuInSe{sub 2} and Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} device grade thin films. XPS compositional depth profiles were also acquired from the near-surface region, and bonding of the Cu, In, Ga, and Se was determined as a function of depth. A Cu-poor region was found, indicating CuIn{sub 5}Se{sub 8} or a CuIn{sub 3}Se{sub 5}-In{sub 2}Se{sub 3} mixture. Correlation between the depth of the Cu-poor region/bulk interface and device efficiency showed that the depth was 115 {angstrom} for a 16.4% CIGS device, 240 {angstrom} for a 15.0% CIGS, and 300 {angstrom} for 14.0% CIGS, with similar trends for CIS films. The surface region is n-type, the bulk is p-type, with a 0.5 eV valence band offset. Depth of homojunction may be the determining factor in device performance. Positron annihilation spectroscopy gave similarly illuminating results.

Nelson, A.J.; Sobol, P.E.; Gabor, A.M.; Contreras, M.A. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Asoka-Kumar, P.; Lynn, K.G. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pennsylvania Regional Infrastructure Project  

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CTC Team CTC Team 1 Pennsylvania Regional Infrastructure Project Presentation by: The Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) Team January 6, 2004 The CTC Team 2 Presentation Outline Introduction of CTC Team CTC Background Technical Approach - CTC Team Member Presentations Conclusions The CTC Team 3 The CTC Project Team Concurrent Technologies Corporation Program Management and Coordination Hydrogen Delivery and Storage Material Development Hydrogen Sensors Concurrent Technologies Corporation Program Management and Coordination Hydrogen Delivery and Storage Material Development Hydrogen Sensors Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Hydrogen Separation Hydrogen Sensors Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Hydrogen Separation Hydrogen Sensors Resource Dynamics Corp. Tradeoff Analyses of Hydrogen

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Spectroscopic determination of C{sub 2} in Ar/H{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} and Ar/H{sub 2}/C{sub 60} microwave plasmas for nanocrystalline diamond synthesis.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have measured the steady state concentration of gas phase C{sub 2} in Ar/H{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} and Ar/H{sub 2}/C{sub 60} microwave plasmas used for the deposition of nanocrystalline diamond films. High sensitivity white light absorption spectroscopy is used to monitor the C{sub 2} density using the d{sup 3}II {l_arrow} A{sup 3}II (0,0) vibrational band of C{sub 2} as chamber pressure, microwave power, substrate temperature and feed gas mixtures are varied in both chemistries. Understanding how these parameters influence the C{sub 2} density in the plasma volume provides insight into discharge mechanisms relevant to the deposition of nanocrystalline diamond.

Goyette, A. N.; Lawler, J. E.; Anderson, L. W.; Gruen, D. M.; McCauley, T. G.; Zhou, D.; Krauss, A. R.

1998-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The first ambient pressure organic superconductor containing oxygen in the donor molecule,. beta. sub m -(BEDO-TTF) sub 3 Cu sub 2 (NCS) sub 3 , T sub c = 1. 06 K  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The discovery of superconductivity in an organic charge-transfer salt containing an oxygen-bearing organic-donor molecule is reported. The synthesis of the compound, {beta}{sub m}-(BEDO-TTF){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}(NCS){sub 3} BEDO-TTF = bis(ethylenedioxy) tetrafulvalene, is described. Its crystal structure, its characteristic ESR properties, results of inductive measurements of its superconducting transition, and its band electronic structure are all reported. 18 refs., 3 figs.

Beno, M.A.; Wang, H.H.; Kini, A.M.; Carlson, K.D.; Geiser, U.; Kwok, W.K.; Thompson, J.E.; Williams, J.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Ren, Jingquing; Whangbo, Myunghwan (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh (USA))

1990-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

359

Maintaining environmental quality while expanding biomass production: Sub-regional U.S. policy simulations  

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This paper evaluates environmental policy effects on ligno-cellulosic biomass production and environ- mental outcomes using an integrated bioeconomic optimization model. The environmental policy integrated climate (EPIC) model is used to simulate crop yields and environmental indicators in current and future potential bioenergy cropping systems based on weather, topographic and soil data. The crop yield and environmental outcome parameters from EPIC are combined with biomass transport costs and economic parameters in a representative farmer profit-maximizing mathematical optimization model. The model is used to predict the impact of alternative policies on biomass production and environmental outcomes. We find that without environmental policy, rising biomass prices initially trigger production of annual crop residues, resulting in increased greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, and nutrient losses to surface and ground water. At higher biomass prices, perennial bioenergy crops replace annual crop residues as biomass sources, resulting in lower environmental impacts. Simulations of three environmental policies namely a carbon price, a no-till area subsidy, and a fertilizer tax reveal that only the carbon price policy systematically mitigates environmental impacts. The fertilizer tax is ineffectual and too costly to farmers. The no-till subsidy is effective only at low biomass prices and is too costly to government.

Egbendewe-Mondzozo, Aklesso; Swinton, S.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; Zhang, Xuesong

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEW MEMBERS OF THE SCORPIUS-CENTAURUS COMPLEX AND AGES OF ITS SUB-REGIONS  

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We have spectroscopically identified {approx}100 G-, K-, and M-type members of the Scorpius-Centaurus complex. To deduce the age of these young stars we compare their Li {lambda}6708 absorption line strengths against those of stars in the TW Hydrae association and {beta} Pictoris moving group. These line strengths indicate that Sco-Cen stars are younger than {beta} Pic stars whose ages of {approx}12 Myr have previously been derived from a kinematic traceback analysis. Our derived age, {approx}10 Myr, for stars in the Lower Centaurus Crux and Upper Centaurus Lupus subgroups of ScoCen is younger than previously published ages based on the moving cluster method and upper main-sequence fitting. The discrepant ages are likely due to an incorrect (or lack of) cross-calibration between model-dependent and model-independent age-dating methods.

Song, Inseok [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2451 (United States); Zuckerman, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 475 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States); Bessell, M. S. [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, ACT 2611 (Australia)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fire disturbance effects on regional carbon cycling in a sub-humid woodland.  

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??Fire disturbance affects many ecosystem processes, especially carbon (C) cycling. In addition, fire is routinely used as a management tool in wildland ecosystems. In this (more)

Yao, Jian, 1984-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY,.COMMISSION REGION I  

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REGULATORY,.COMMISSION REGULATORY,.COMMISSION REGION I lY,.COMMISSION 475 ALLENDALE ROAD KlNG OF PRUSSIA. PENNSYLVANIA 194061415 GION I NOALE ROAD ENNSYLVANlA 194061415 MAY I5 1996 MAY I5 1996 Docket No. 040-07964 License No. SlJ (Rs Heyman Properties Attention: Mr. John S. Russo Facility Manager 333 Post Road West Westport, CT 06881 SUBJECT: INSPECTION NO. 040-07964/96-001 Dear Mr. Russo: On April 15, 1996, Todd J. Jackson of this office conducted a routine inspection at 737 Canal Street, Stamford, Connecticut of activities o Oliver Incorporated, authorized by Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Lit SUB-00967. The inspection consisted of observations by the inspect0 interviews with personnel, and a radiological survey by the inspector Jackson was accompanied on this inspection by representatives of the

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Modeling of microwave discharges of H{sub 2} admixed with CH{sub 4} for diamond deposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microwave discharges of H{sub 2} admixed with CH{sub 4} in a moderate-pressure quartz bell jar reactor used for diamond deposition are studied numerically. Special attention was devoted to high-power densities which provide the most effective way for producing high-quality diamond films. First, a one-dimensional radial model describing the coupled phenomena of chemistry, energy transfer, as well as species and energy transport along the reactor's radial coordinate was developed. Species densities predicted with the model were compared with measurements with infrared tunable diode laser spectroscopy, resulting in validation of the model. Second, a one-dimensional axial model was used to describe the plasma flow along the reactor axis in a region between the reactor end wall and the substrate surface. This model was particularly useful for studying the plasma behavior in the vicinity of the substrate surface, where thermal and composition gradients are large. Both the radial and axial transport models are based on the same discharge model in which the plasma is described as a thermochemically nonequilibrium flow with different energy distributions for heavy species and electrons. The chemistry was described with a model containing 28 species and 131 reactions. The electron temperature, the gas temperature, and the species concentration were determined by solving a coupled set of equations. A wide range of experimental conditions used for diamond deposition was simulated, from low microwave power density (9 W cm{sup -3}, i.e., 600 W, 2500 Pa, and T{sub g}{approx}2200 K) to high-power density (30 W cm{sup -3}, i.e., 2 kW, 12 000 Pa, and T{sub g}{approx}3200 K). The main chemical paths were identified, and the major species, transport effects, and reaction pathways that govern diamond deposition plasmas are discussed.

Lombardi, G.; Hassouni, K.; Stancu, G.-D.; Mechold, L.; Roepcke, J.; Gicquel, A. [Laboratoire d'Ingenierie des Materiaux et des Hautes Pressions, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) UPR 1311-Universite Paris 13-99, av. J.B. Clement, 93430 Villetaneuse (France); INP-Greifswald, Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Strasse 19, 17489 Greifswald (Germany); Laser Components GmbH, 82140 Olching, Werner-von-Siemens-Strasse 15 (Germany); INP-Greifswald, Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Strasse 19, 17489 Greifswald (Germany); Laboratoire d'Ingenierie des Materiaux et des Hautes Pressions, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) UPR 1311-Universite Paris 13-99, av. J.B. Clement, 93430 Villetaneuse (France)

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sierra Nevada Region  

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Sierra Nevada Region Sierra Nevada Region Power Revenue Requirement Forecast FY 2014 - FY 2017 Expenses Revenues Expenses Revenues Expenses Revenues Expenses Revenues Expenses Revenues O&M Expense: /1 Reclamation $41,172,013 $43,590,771 $45,797,325 $47,108,786 $49,408,075 Western $56,601,261 $58,299,299 $60,048,278 $61,849,726 $63,705,218 Total O&M Expense $97,773,274 $101,890,070 $105,845,603 $108,958,512 $113,113,292 Purchase Power Expense: Custom Product & Suppl. Power /2 $211,016,136 $211,016,136 $215,236,459 $215,236,459 $219,541,188 $219,541,188 $223,932,012 $223,932,012 $228,410,652 $228,410,652 HBA Costs /3 $2,310,408 $2,379,720 $2,451,112 $2,524,645 $2,600,385 Purchases for Project Use /4 $1,025,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 Washoe Cost for BR $471,500 $471,500 $471,500 $194,000 $194,000 Total Purchase Power

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Final Technical Report: CO{sub 2} Budget and Rectification Airborne Study -- North America (COBRA--NA)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements of the concentrations of CO{sub 2}, CO, and other gases were carried out using small aircraft platforms, spanning northern North America, with missions in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004. The measurements provided the first large-scale, fine-grained observations of the spatial and temporal structure of CO{sub 2} in the atmosphere. A new data analysis framework was developed to utilize these novel data, providing regional scale determinations of net carbon balance.

Wofsy, Steven C

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

366

W{sub {gamma}} and Z{sub {gamma}} production at Tevatron  

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We present results from CDF and D0 on W{sub {gamma}} and Z{sub {gamma}} productions in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV. The goal of the analyses is to test the non-abelian self-couplings of the W, Z and photon, one of the most direct consequences of the SU(2){sub L} {direct_product} U(l){sub Y} gauge symmetry. We present direct measurements of WW{sub {gamma}} couplings and limits on ZZ{sub {gamma}} and Z{sub {gamma}{gamma}} couplings, based on p{bar p} {r_arrow} l{nu}{gamma} + X and p{bar p} {r_arrow} ll{gamma} + X events, respectively, observed during the 1992--1993 run of the Fermilab Tevatron Collider.

Aihara, H.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Electron-impact dissociative excitation and ionization of N{sub 2}D{sup +}  

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Absolute cross sections for electron-impact dissociation of N{sub 2}D{sup +} producing N{sub 2}{sup +}, ND{sup +}, and N{sup +} ion fragments were measured in the 5- to 100-eV range using a crossed electron-ion beams technique. In the 5- to 20-eV region, in which dissociative excitation (DE) is the principal contributing mechanism, N{sub 2}{sup +} production dominates. The N{sub 2}{sup +} + D dissociation channel shows a large resonant-like structure in the DE cross section, as observed previously in electron impact dissociation of triatomic dihydride species [M. Fogle, E. M. Bahati, M. E. Bannister, S. H. M. Deng, C. R. Vane, R. D. Thomas, and V. Zhaunerchyk, Phys. Rev. A 82, 042720 (2010)]. In the dissociative ionization (DI) region, 20- to 100-eV, N{sub 2}{sup +}, ND{sup +}, and N{sup +} ion fragment production are comparable. The observance of the ND{sup +} and N{sup +} ion fragments indicate breaking of the N - N bond along certain dissociation channels.

Fogle, M.; Bahati, E. M.; Bannister, M. E.; Deng, S. H. M.; Vane, C. R.; Thomas, R. D.; Zhaunerchyk, V. [Department of Physics, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849 (United States); Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); Department of Physics, Albanova, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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/sup 14/CO/sub 2/ pulse-/sup 12/CO/sub 2/ chase analyses of C/sub 4/-acid metabolism in C/sub 3/-C/sub 4/ intermediate species of Flaveria at the CO/sub 2/ compensation concentration (r). [Flaveria floridana; Flaveria anomala  

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Photosynthetic C/sub 4/-acid metabolism in leaves of C/sub 3/-C/sub 4/ intermediate Flaveria species was examined by /sup 14/CO/sub 2/ pulse-/sup 12/CO/sub 2/ chase experiments conducted at external CO/sub 2/-levels approximating air and ..gamma... Analysis of the percent distribution of /sup 14/C after a 10-s pulse showed an enhanced labeling of malate and aspartate at ..gamma.. in the C/sub 3/-C/sub 4/ species. This stimulation of /sup 14/CO/sub 2/ fixation by PEP carboxylase ranged from 1.7-(F. floridana) to 3.6-fold (F. anomala). A /sup 12/CO/sub 2/-chase at ..gamma.. revealed a significant turnover of C/sub 4/ acids for only F. floridana. C/sub 4/-acid labeling in C/sub 3/ and C/sub 4/ Flaveria species was relatively unresponsive to changes in pCO/sub 2/. These data imply that the C/sub 3/-C/sub 4/ intermediate Flaveria species with less advanced C/sub 4/ attributes have a greater capacity for increased CO/sub 2/ fixation via PEP carboxylase at ..gamma.. versus air. Thus, labeling of C/sub 3/-C/sub 4/ leaves at ..sigma.. may be an effective tool for assessing the degree of true C/sub 4/-photosynthesis as well as the potential mechanism involved in reducing photorespiration.

Chastain, C.J.; Chollet, R.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The aptitude of barium and bismuth to form layered cuprates: Bi sub 2 Ba sub 2 minus x La sub x CuO sub 6+. delta. , a 2201-type structure. [Title compound is not a superconductor  

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A bismuth barium cuprate, Bi{sub 2}Ba{sub 2{minus}x}La{sub x}CuO{sub 6 + {delta}} with a layered structure has been synthesized for the first time for 0.50 {le} x {le} 1. This oxide is isotypic with 2201 Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CuO{sub 6} superconductor, i.e., corresponds to the intergrowth of single BaCuO{sub 3} perovskite layers with triple ((BiO){sub 2}BaO) {proportional to} layers. The modulated character of the structure is documented and the possibility of inducing superconductivity in this structural type is discussed.

Pham, A.Q.; Hervieu, M.; Michel, C.; Raveau, B. (Lab CRISMAT-Associe au CNRS, Caen (France))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High pressure synthesis and crystal structure of a ternary superconductor Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4} containing layer structured calcium sub-network isomorphous with black phosphorus  

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The Zintl compound CaAl{sub 2}Si{sub 2} is peritectically decomposed to a mixture of Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4} and aluminum metal at temperatures above 600 Degree-Sign C under a pressure of 5 GPa. The new ternary compound Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Sl{sub 4} crystalizes with the space group Cmc2{sub 1} and the lattice parameters a=5.8846(8), b=14.973(1), and c=7.7966(5) A. The structure is composed of aluminum silicide framework [Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4}] and layer structured [Ca{sub 2}] network interpenetrating with each other. The electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) shows the formation of solid solutions Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3-x}Si{sub 4+x} (x<0.6). The layer structured [Ca{sub 2}] sub-network is isomorphous with black phosphorus. The new ternary compound shows superconductivity with a transition temperature (T{sub c}) of 6.4 K. The band structure calculation suggests that the superconductivity should occur through the conduction bands mainly composed of 3p orbitals of the aluminum silicide framework. - Graphical abstract: A new ternary superconductor Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4} has been prepared under high pressure and high temperature conditions, which includes layer structured calcium sub-network isomorphous with black phosphorus. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A typical Zintl compound CaAl{sub 2}Si{sub 2} melts congruently at ambient pressure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Under high pressure CaAl{sub 2}Si{sub 2} decomposes to Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4} and Al at {approx}600 Degree-Sign C. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4} contains Ca sub-network isomorphous with black phosphorus. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ca{sub 2}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 4} shows superconductivity with a transition temperature of 6.4 K.

Tanaka, Masashi; Zhang, Shuai; Tanaka, Yuki; Inumaru, Kei [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan)] [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Yamanaka, Shoji, E-mail: syamana@hiroshima-u.ac.jp [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan)] [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrations and fluxes of dissolved biogenic gases (DMS, CH{sub 4}, CO, CO{sub 2}) in the equatorial Pacific during the SAGA 3 experiment  

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The equatorial Pacific Ocean is a source of both sulfur and carbon to the atmosphere. In February and March 1990, as part of the Soviet-American Gases and Aerosols (SAGA 3) expedition, dimethylsulfide (DMS), methane (CH{sub 4}), carbon monoxide (CO), and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) partial pressures were determined in both surface seawater and the overlying atmosphere of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean (15{degrees}N to 10{degrees}S, 145{degrees}W to 165{degrees}W). The partial pressures were used to calculate the net flux of these gases from the ocean to the atmosphere. The average regional DMS and CO fluxes were similar, 7.1 and 4.2 {mu}mol/m{sup 2}/d, respectively. The mixing ratio of CH{sub 4} in surface seawater was close to equilibrium with the overlying atmosphere and hence the average flux was only 0.39 {mu}mol/m{sup 2}/d. The flux of CO{sub 2} clearly dominated the air-sea carbon exchange with an average regional flux of 5.4 mmol/m{sup 2}/d. 64 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Bates, T.S.; Johnson, J.E. [Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Seattle, WA (United States)]|[Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Kelly, K.C. [Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Seattle, WA (United States)

1993-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional imaging with oxygen-14  

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The metabolic significance of the distribution of labeled oxygen was studied in the dog by inhalation of gas mixtures labeled with oxygen-14 (T/sub /sup 1///sub 2// = 71 seconds) maintained at a constant level of activity. Under steady-state conditions, whole-body images were developed by detection of the positron annihilation emissions with a dual head rectilinear scanner in the coincidence mode. (auth)

Russ, G.A.; Bigler, R.E.; Dahl, J.R.; Kostick, J.; McDonald, J.M.; Tilbury, R.S.; Laughlin, J.S.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wheat grain quality under enhanced tropospheric CO{sub 2} and O{sub 3} concentrations  

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It is expected that the progressive increase of tropospheric trace gases such as CO{sub 2} and O{sub 3} will have a significant impact on agricultural production. The single and combined effects of CO{sub 2} enrichment and tropospheric O{sub 3} on grain quality characteristics in soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) were examined in field studies using 3 m in diam. open-top chambers. Wheat cultivars {open_quotes}Massey{close_quotes} (1991) and {open_quotes}Saluda{close_quotes} (1992) were exposed to two CO{sub 2} concentrations (350 vs. 500 {mu}mol CO{sub 2} mol{sup {minus}1}; 12 h d{sup {minus}1}) in combination with two O{sub 3} regimes (charcoal-filtered air vs. ambient air + 40 {plus_minus} 20 nmol O{sub 3} mol{sup {minus}1}, 7 h d{sup {minus}1}; Monday to Friday) from late March until maturity in June. Grain quality characteristics investigated included: test weight, milling and baking quality, flour yield, protein content, softness equivalent, alkaline water retention capacity, and cookie diameter. In general, exposure of plants to either elevated CO{sub 2} or weekly chronic O{sub 3} episodes caused only small changes in grain quality. Milling and baking quality score were not significantly changed in response to treatments in both years. Flour yield was increased by elevated CO{sub 2} but this increase was counteracted when elevated CO{sub 2} was combined with chronic O{sub 3} exposure. Flour protein contents were increased by enhanced O{sub 3} under elevated CO{sub 2}. Although the single effect of either CO{sub 2} enrichment or chronic O{sub 3} exposure had some impact o grain quality characteristics, it was noted that the combined effect of these gases was minor. It is likely that the concomitant increase of CO{sub 2} and O{sub 3} in the troposphere will have no significant impact on wheat grain quality. 25 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Rudorff, B.F.T. [National Space Research Inst., Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil); Mulchi, C.L. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Fenny, P. [USDA-ARS Soft Wheat Quality Lab., Wooster, OH (United States)] [and others

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships | Department of Energy  

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Crystal structure and chemical bonding of novel Li-containing polar intermetallic compound La{sub 11}Li{sub 12}Ge{sub 16}  

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A novel Li-containing polar intermetallic compound La{sub 11}Li{sub 12}Ge{sub 16} has been synthesized using the high-temperature reaction method and characterized by both powder and single-crystal X-ray diffractions. The title compound crystallized in the orthorhombic crystal system (space group Immm, Z=2, Pearson symbol oI78) with fifteen crystallographically unique atomic positions in the asymmetric unit, and the lattice parameters are refined as a=4.5244(4) A, b=6.9932(6) A, and c=53.043(5) A. The complex crystal structure of the title compound can be described as a 2:1 intergrowth of two closely related compounds: La{sub 2}Li{sub 2}Ge{sub 3} (Ce{sub 2}Li{sub 2}Ge{sub 3}-type) and La{sub 3}Li{sub 4}Ge{sub 4} (Zr{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}Si{sub 4}-type) acting like 'building-blocks' along the c-axis. Six La sites are categorized into three distinct types based on the local coordination environment showing the coordination numbers of 12-14. Three unique Li sites are placed in the centers of local tetrahedra formed by four Ge atoms which eventually construct Ge{sub 2} dimers or 1-dimensional cis-/trans-Ge chains. Theoretical investigations using the tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital (LMTO) method provide rationales for an improved structural stability and for unique local coordination geometries established by anionic elements including [LiGe{sub 4}] tetrahedra, cis-/trans-Ge chain and Ge{sub 2} dimers. - Graphical abstract: Reported is a novel ternary Li-containing polar intermetallic compound La{sub 11}Li{sub 12}Ge{sub 16}. The complex crystal structure can be viewed as a simple combination of two closely related known compounds acting as 'building-blocks', La{sub 2}Li{sub 2}G{sub 3} and La{sub 3}Li{sub 4}Ge{sub 4}, in a 2:1 stoichiometric ratio. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A novel Li-containing polar intermetallic compound La{sub 11}Li{sub 12}Ge{sub 16} was synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The complex crystal structure was easily explained as a combination of two known compounds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Theoretical calculations indicated that the Fermi level was located near the pseudogap.

Jung, Yaho; Nam, Gnu; Jeon, Jieun; Kim, Youngjo [Department of Ch