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Neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino masses  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) is a promising test for lepton number violating physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics. There is a deep connection between this decay and the phenomenon of neutrino masses. In particular, we will discuss the relation between 0{nu}{beta}{beta} and Majorana neutrino masses provided by the so-called Schechter-Valle theorem in a quantitative way. Furthermore, we will present an experimental cross check to discriminate 0{nu}{beta}{beta} from unknown nuclear background using only one isotope, i.e., within one experiment.

Duerr, Michael [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay and Particle Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review the particle physics aspects of neutrino-less double beta decay. This process can be mediated by light massive Majorana neutrinos (standard interpretation) or by something else (non-standard interpretations). The physics potential of both interpretations is summarized and the consequences of future measurements or improved limits on the half-life of neutrino-less double beta decay are discussed. We try to cover all proposed alternative realizations of the decay, including light sterile neutrinos, supersymmetric or left-right symmetric theories, Majorons, and other exotic possibilities. Ways to distinguish the mechanisms from one another are discussed. Experimental and nuclear physics aspects are also briefly touched, alternative processes to double beta decay are discussed, and an extensive list of references is provided.

Werner Rodejohann

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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In this paper, we study the sensitivity of CUORE, a bolometric double-beta decay experiment under construction at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. Two approaches to the computation of experimental sensitivity are discussed and compared, and the formulas and parameters used in the sensitivity estimates are provided. Assuming a background rate of 10{sup -2} cts/(keV kg y), we find that, after 5 years of live time, CUORE will have a 1#27;{sigma} sensitivity to the neutrinoless double-beta decay half-life of {caret T{sup 0{nu}}{sub 1/2}}(1{sigma}#27;) = 1.6x#2;10{sup 26} y and thus a potential to probe the effective Majorana neutrino mass down to 41-95 meV; the sensitivity at 1.64{sigma}#27;, which corresponds to 90% C.L., will be {caret T{sup 0{nu}}{sub 1/2}(1.64{sigma}#27;}) = 9.5x10{sup 25} y. This range is compared with the claim of observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay in {sup 76}Ge and the preferred range in the neutrino mass parameter space from oscillation results.

CUORE; Alessandria, F.; Andreotti, E.; Ardito, R.; Arnaboldi, C.; Avignone III, F. T.; Balata, M.; Bandac, I.; Banks, T. I.; Bari, G.; Beeman, J.; Bellini, F.; Bersani, A.; Biassoni, M.; Bloxham, T.; Brofferio, C.; Bryant, A.; Bucci, C.; Cai, X. Z.; Canonica, L.; Capelli, S.; Carbone, L.; Cardani, L.; Carrettoni, M.; Casali, N.; Chott, N.; Clemenza, M.; Cosmelli, C.; Cremonesi, O.; Creswick, R. J.; Dafinei, I.; Dally, A.; Biasi, A. De; Decowski, M. P.; Deninno, M. M.; Waard, A. de; Domizio, S. Di; Ejzak, L.; Faccini, R.; Fang, D. Q.; Farach, H. A.; Ferri, E.; Ferroni, F.; Fiorini, E.; Foggetta, L.; Franceschi, M. A.; Freedman, S. J.; Frossati, G.; Fujikawa, B. K.; Giachero, A.; Gironi, L.; Giuliani, A.; Gorla, P.; Gotti, C.; Guardincerri, E.; Gutierrez, T. D.; Haller, E. E.; Han, K.; Heeger, K. M.; Huang, H. Z.; Ichimura, K.; Kadel, R.; Kazkaz, K.; Keppel, G.; Kogler, L.; Kolomensky, Yu. G.; Kraft, S.; Lenz, D.; Li, Y. L.; Liu, X.; Longo, E.; Ma, Y. G.; Maiano, C.; Maier, G.; Maino, M.; Mancini, C.; Martinez, C.; Martinez, M.; Maruyama, R. H.; Moggi, N.; Morganti, S.; Napolitano, T.; Newman, S.; Nisi, S.; Nones, C.; Norman, E. B.; Nucciotti, A.; Orio, F.; Orlandi, D.; Ouellet, J. L.; Pallavicini, M.; Palmieri, V.; Pattavina, L.; Pavan, M.; Pedretti, M.; Pessina, G.; Pirro, S.; Previtali, E.; Rampazzo, V.; Rimondi, F.; Rosenfeld, C.; Rusconi, C.; Salvioni, C.; Sangiorgio, S.; Schaeffer, D.; Scielzo, N. D.; Sisti, M.; Smith, A. R.; Stivanello, F.; Taffarello, L.; Terenziani, G.; Tian, W. D.; Tomei, C.; Trentalange, S.; Ventura, G.; Vignati, M.; Wang, B. S.; Wang, H. W.; Whitten Jr., C. A.; Wise, T.; Woodcraft, A.; Xu, N.; Zanotti, L.; Zarra, C.; Zhu, B. X.; Zucchelli, S.

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Interactions in the CUORE Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0{nu}DBD) is a lepton-number violating process that can occur only for a massive Majorana neutrino. The search for 0{nu}DBD is currently the only practical experimental way to determine whether neutrinos are identical to their own antiparticles (Majorana neutrinos) or have distinct particle and anti-particle states (Dirac neutrinos). In addition, the observation of 0{nu}DBD can provide information about the absolute mass scale of the neutrino. The Cuoricino experiment was a sensitive search for 0{nu}DBD, as well as a proof of principle for the next generation experiment, CUORE. CUORE will search for 0{nu}DBD of {sup 130}Te with a ton-scale array of unenriched TeO{sub 2} bolometers. By increasing mass and decreasing the background for 0{nu}DBD, the half-life sensitivity of CUORE will be a factor of twenty better than that of Cuoricino. The site for both of these experiments is the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, an underground laboratory with 3300 meters water equivalent rock overburden and a cosmic ray muon attenuation factor of 10{sup -6}. Because of the extreme low background requirements for CUORE, it is important that all potential sources of background in the 0{nu}DBD peak region at 2530 keV are well understood. One potential source of background for CUORE comes from neutrons, which can be produced underground both by ({alpha},n) reactions and by fast cosmic ray muon interactions. Preliminary simulations by the CUORE collaboration indicate that these backgrounds will be negligible for CUORE. However, in order to accurately simulate the expected neutron background, it is important to understand the cross sections for neutron interactions with detector materials. In order to help refine these simulations, I have measured the gamma-ray production cross sections for interactions of neutrons on the abundant stable isotopes of Te using the GEANIE detector array at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. In addition, I have used the GEANIE data to set an upper limit for the production of a 2529 keV gamma-ray from the {sup 126}Te(n,n{prime}{gamma}) reaction. This gamma-ray is a potential source of interference for the 0{nu}DBD peak. Based on this measurement, the contribution of this line to the background is expected to be negligible.

Dolinski, M J

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of the Transport Shield for Neutrinoless Double Beta-decay Enriched Germanium  

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This document presents results of an investigation of the material and geometry choice for the transport shield of germanium, the active detector material used in 76Ge neutrinoless double beta decay searches. The objective of this work is to select the optimal material and geometry to minimize cosmogenic production of radioactive isotopes in the germanium material. The design of such a shield is based on the calculation of the cosmogenic production rate of isotopes that are known to cause interfering backgrounds in 76Ge neutrinoless double beta decay searches.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Orrell, John L.; Reid, Douglas J.; Fast, James E.

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New limit on the neutrinoless double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo  

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A search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo was conducted using thin Mo films and solid state Si detectors. The experiment has collected 3500 hours of data operating underground in a deep silver mine (3290 M.W.E.). Only one event was found to be consistent with neutrinoless double beta decay. Using this one event, a limit of greater than or equal to 1 x 10/sup 22/ years (1 sigma) is set on the /sup 100/Mo half-life. This is approximately five times larger than the best previous /sup 100/Mo limit.

Krivicich, J.M.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The NEXT experiment: A high pressure xenon gas TPC for neutrinoless double beta decay searches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double beta decay is a hypothetical, very slow nuclear transition in which two neutrons undergo beta decay simultaneously and without the emission of neutrinos. The importance of this process goes beyond its intrinsic interest: an unambiguous observation would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. NEXT is a new experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay using a radiopure high-pressure xenon gas TPC, filled with 100 kg of Xe enriched in Xe-136. NEXT will be the first large high-pressure gas TPC to use electroluminescence readout with SOFT (Separated, Optimized FuncTions) technology. The design consists in asymmetric TPC, with photomultipliers behind a transparent cathode and position-sensitive light pixels behind the anode. The experiment is approved to start data taking at the Laboratorio Subterr\\'aneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain, in 2014.

D. Lorca; J. Martín-Albo; F. Monrabal; for the NEXT Collaboration

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Combining and comparing neutrinoless double beta decay experiments using different nuclei  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We perform a global fit of the most relevant neutrinoless double beta decay experiments within the standard model with massive Majorana neutrinos. Using Bayesian inference makes it possible to take into account the theoretical uncertainties on the nuclear matrix elements in a fully consistent way. First, we analyze the data used to claim the observation of neutrinoless double beta decay in Ge-76, and find strong evidence (according to Jeffrey's scale) for a peak in the spectrum and moderate evidence for that the peak is actually close to the energy expected for the neutrinoless decay. We also find a significantly larger statistical error than the original analysis, which we include in the comparison with other data. Then, we statistically test the consistency between this claim with that of recent measurements using Xe-136. We find that the two data sets are about 40 to 80 times more probable under the assumption that they are inconsistent, depending on the nuclear matrix element uncertainties and the prior on the smallest neutrino mass. Hence, there is moderate to strong evidence of incompatibility, and for equal prior probabilities the posterior probability of compatibility is between 1.3% and 2.5%. If one, despite such evidence for incompatibility, combines the two data sets, we find that the total evidence of neutrinoless double beta decay is negligible. If one ignores the claim, there is weak evidence against the existence of the decay. We also perform approximate frequentist tests of compatibility for fixed ratios of the nuclear matrix elements, as well as of the no signal hypothesis. Generalization to other sets of experiments as well as other mechanisms mediating the decay is possible.

Johannes Bergstrom

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges for a reliable shell model description of the neutrinoless double beta decay matrix elements  

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Assuming that the neutrinos are Majorana particles and the neutrinoless double beta (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay is observed, a reliable 0{nu}{beta}{beta} matrix element is necessary to decide the neutrino mass hierarchy and the minimum neutrino mass. Many nuclear structure techniques, including the shell model, are presently used to calculate these matrix elements. In the last few years one could see a slow convergence of these results, but not yet at a level of 20 several shell model effective interactions and varying other parameters, finding results in a range that spans about 20In this contribution we describe challenges for obtaining reliable shell model 0{nu}{beta}{beta} matrix elements, with emphasis to {sup 76}Ge and {sup 82}Se decays.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Hadron Collider probe of supersymmetric neutrinoless double beta decay mechanism.  

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ar X iv :0 90 2. 46 97 v1 [ he p- ph ] 26 Fe b 2 00 9 CAVENDISH-HEP-2009-03, DAMTP-2009-15, DO-TH-09/01 Large Hadron Collider probe of supersymmetric neutrinoless double beta decay mechanism B. C. Allanach? DAMTP, University of Cambridge... how data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can favor or disfavor the latter possibility. The experimental observations of neutrino oscillations has lead to the realization that at least two of the three known neutrinos have masses [5]. Thus...

Allanach, B C; Kom, C H; Pas, H

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Disentangling the various Mechanisms of neutrinoless double beta decay to extract the neutrino mass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that there exist many mechanisms that may contribute to neutrinoless double beta decay. By exploiting the fact that the associated nuclear matrix elements are target dependent we show that, given definite experimental results on a sufficient number of targets, one can determine or sufficiently constrain all lepton violating parameters including the mass term. As a specific example we show that, given the observation of the 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay in three different nuclei, e.g. {sup 76}Ge, {sup 100}Mo and {sup 130}Te, and assuming just three active lepton number violating parameters, e.g. light and heavy neutrino mass mechanisms in left handed currents as well as R-parity breaking SUSY mechanism, one may determine all lepton violating parameters, provided that they are relatively real.

Vergados, J. D. [Physics Department, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 451 10, Greece and Theory Division, CERN 1211, Geneva 23 (Greece)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay of {sup 48}Ca-CANDLES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutrino-less double beta decay (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) is currently known to be an only experiment to verify whether lepton number is conserved or not. The lepton number non-conservation is the key to create matter dominated universe with CP violation. The so-called leptogenesys scenario presents a way to create the matter dominated universe by these violations. If neutrinos have Majorana mass, transition from a particle to an anti-particle is possible and the left-handed and right-handed neutrinos could have different masses. It is highly likely that the neutrinos are Majorana particles. We have been studying double beta decay of {sup 48}Ca. Our first stage experiment using the ELEGANT VI detector system gave the best lower limit of the half life of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} of {sup 48}Ca. We have been working on CANDLES detector system to sense much longer lifetime region. We have developed techniques to reduce backgrounds. The CADLES detector system was installed at Kamioka underground laboratory. Here I describe a schematic view of the system.

Kishimoto, T.; Nomachi, M. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka Japan (Japan); Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, 10-1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki Osaka Japan (Japan); Yoshida, S.; Matsuoka, K.; Ichimura, K.; Ito, G.; Yasuda, K.; Kakubata, H.; Miyashita, M.; Takubo, K.; Saka, M.; Seki, K. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka Japan (Japan); Ajimura, S.; Umehara, S.; Nakatani, N. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, 10-1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki Osaka Japan (Japan); Tamagawa, Y.; Ogawa, I. [Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui,Fukui (Japan); Fushimi, K. [Faculty of Integrated Arts and Science, Tokushima University, Tokushima (Japan); Hazama, R. [Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima (Japan); Ohsumi, H. [Faculty of Culture and Education, Saga University, Saga (Japan)

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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MOON for a next-generation neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment: Present status and perspective  

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The performance of the MOON detector for a next-generation neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment was evaluated by means of the Monte Carlo method. The MOON detector was found to be a feasible solution for the future experiment to search for the Majorana neutrino mass in the range of 100-30 meV.

Shima, T.; /Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys.; Doe, P.J.; /Washington U., Seattle; Ejiri, H.; /Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys. /NIRS, Chiba /Prague, Tech. U.; Elliot, S.R.; /Washington U., Seattle /Los Alamos; Engel, J.; /North Carolina U.; Finger, M.; /Charles U.; Finger, M.; /Charles U.; Fushimi, K.; /Tokushima U.; Gehman, V.M.; /Washington U., Seattle /Los Alamos; Greenfield, M.B.; /Tokyo, Intl. Christian U.; Hazama, R.; /Hiroshima U. /NIRS, Chiba

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The SNO Solar Neutrino Data, Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay and Neutrino Mass Spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assuming 3 neutrino mixing and massive Majorana neutrinos, we analyze the implications of the results of the solar neutrino experiments, including the latest SNO data, which favor the LMA MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem with \\tan^2 \\theta_sol | in neutrinoless double beta decay. For \\cos (2 \\theta_sol) \\geq 0.26, which follows from the analysis of the new solar neutrino data, we find significant lower limits on || in the cases of quasi-degenerate and inverted hierarchy neutrino mass spectrum, || \\geq 0.035 eV and || \\geq 8.5 10^-3 eV, respectively. If the spectrum is hierarchical the upper limit holds || \\leq 8.2 10^-3 eV. Correspondingly, not only a measured value of || \

S. Pascoli; S. T. Petcov

2002-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Depth Requirements for a Tonne-scale 76Ge Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments can potentially determine the Majorana or Dirac nature of the neutrino, and aid in understanding the neutrino absolute mass scale and hierarchy. Future 76Ge-based searches target a half-life sensitivity of >10^27 y to explore the inverted neutrino mass hierarchy. Reaching this sensitivity will require a background rate of required to reach this background goal in a tonne-scale experiment with a compact (copper and lead) shield based on Monte Carlo calculations of cosmic-ray background rates. We find that, in light of the presently large uncertainties in these types of calculations, a site with an underground depth >~5200 mwe is required for a tonne-scale experiment with a compact shield similar to the planned 40-kg MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The required overburden is highly dependent on the chosen shielding configuration and could be relaxed significantly if, for example, a liquid cryogen and water shield, or an active neutron shield were employed. Operation of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR and GERDA detectors will serve to reduce the uncertainties on cosmic-ray background rates and will impact the choice of shielding style and location for a future tonne-scale experiment. 4/2013: The peer review process revealed that one of the veto rejection factors (the factor-of-4 described on p12) needs to be better established. Our reevaluation of this parameter to date has not yielded strong support for the value stated in the manuscript, and we require further study to develop a solid estimate. This further study will supersede the work described in this manuscript, and may or may not lead to the same conclusion regarding the ~>5200 mwe requirement for future tonne-scale 76Ge neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.

The MAJORANA Collaboration; E. Aguayo; F. T. Avignone III; H. O. Back; A. S. Barabash; M. Bergevin; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y-D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; P. Finnerty; F. M. Fraenkle; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; A. Hime; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. E. Keillor; C. Keller; J. D. Kephart; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. D. LaFerriere; B. H. LaRoque; J. Leon; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; D. -M. Mei; J. H. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. R. Overman; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; G. Perumpilly; G. Prior; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; A. G. Schubert; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; V. Sobolev; D. Steele; J. Strain; K. Thomas; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; I. Vanyushin; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; B. A. Wolfe; E. Yakushev; A. R. Young; C. -H. Yu; V. Yumatov; C. Zhang

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Addendum: The SNO Solar Neutrino Data, Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay and Neutrino Mass Spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We update our earlier study in [1], which was inspired by the 2002 SNO data, on the implications of the results of the solar neutrino experiments for the predictions of the effective Majorana mass in neutrinoless double beta-decay, ||. We obtain predictions for || using the values of the neutrino oscillation parameters, obtained in the analyzes of the presently available solar neutrino data, including the just published data from the salt phase of the SNO experiment, the atmospheric neutrino and CHOOZ data and the first data from the KamLAND experiment. The main conclusion reached in ref. [1] of the existence of significant lower bounds on || in the cases of neutrino mass spectrum of inverted hierarchical (IH) and quasi-degenerate (QD) type is strongly reinforced by fact that combined solar neutrino data i) exclude the possibility of cos(2 \\theta_\\odot)=0 at more than 5 s.d., ii) determine as a best fit value cos(2 \\theta_\\odot)=0.40, and ii) imply at 95% C.L. that cos(2 \\theta_\\odot) \\geq 0.22, \\theta_\\odot being the solar neutrino mixing angle. For the IH and QD spectra we get using, e.g., the 90% C.L. allowed ranges of values of the oscillation parameters, || \\geq 0.010 eV and || \\geq 0.043 eV, respectively. We also comment on the possibility to get information on the neutrino mass spectrum and on the CP-violation in the lepton sector due to Majorana CP-violating phases.

S. Pascoli; S. T. Petcov

2003-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The MAJORANA collaboration is pursuing the development of the so-called MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The DEMONSTRATOR is intended to perform research and development towards a tonne-scale germanium-based experiment to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10 GeV/c^2 mass range. It will consist of approximately 60-kg of germanium detectors in an ultra-low background shield located deep underground at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The DEMONSTRATOR will also perform background and technology studies, and half of the detector mass will be enriched germanium. This talk will review the motivation, design, technology and status of the DEMONSTRATOR.

Reyco Henning; for the MAJORANA Collaboration

2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a large TeO2 crystal as a cryogenic bolometer in searching for neutrinoless double beta decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bolometers are ideal devices in the search for neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. Enlarging the mass of individual detectors would simplify the construction of a large experiment, but would also decrease the background per unit mass induced by alpha-emitters located close to the surfaces and background arising from external and internal gamma's. We present the very promising results obtained with a 2.13 kg TeO2 crystal. This bolometer, cooled down to a temperature of 10.5 mK in a dilution refrigerator located deep underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratories, represents the largest thermal detector ever operated. The detector exhibited an energy resolution spanning a range from 3.9 keV (at 145 keV) to 7.8 keV (at the 2615 gamma-line of 208Tl) FWHM. We discuss the decrease in the background per unit mass that can be achieved increasing the mass of a bolometer.

L. Cardani; L. Gironi; J. W. Beeman; I. Dafinei; Z. Ge; G. Pessina; S. Pirro; Y. Zhu

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery potential of xenon-based neutrinoless double beta decay experiments in light of small angular scale CMB observations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) has probed an expanded angular range of the CMB temperature power spectrum. Their recent analysis of the latest cosmological data prefers nonzero neutrino masses, mnu = 0.32+-0.11 eV. This result, if confirmed by the upcoming Planck data, has deep implications on the discovery of the nature of neutrinos. In particular, the values of the effective neutrino mass involved in neutrinoless double beta decay (bb0nu) are severely constrained for both the direct and inverse hierarchy, making a discovery much more likely. In this paper, we focus in xenon-based bb0nu experiments, on the double grounds of their good performance and the suitability of the technology to large-mass scaling. We show that the current generation, with effective masses in the range of 100 kg and conceivable exposures in the range of 500 kg year, could already have a sizable opportunity to observe bb0nu events, and their combined discovery potential is quite large. The next generation, with an exposure in the range of 10 ton year, would have a much more enhanced sensitivity, in particular due to the very low specific background that all the xenon technologies (liquid xenon, high-pressure xenon and xenon dissolved in liquid scintillator) can achieve. In addition, a high-pressure xenon gas TPC also features superb energy resolution. We show that such detector can fully explore the range of allowed effective Majorana masses, thus making a discovery very likely.

J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; J. Martin-Albo; J. Muñoz Vidal; C. Peña-Garay

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of a broad energy germanium detector and application to neutrinoless double beta decay search in Ge-76  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The performance of a 630g commercial broad energy germanium (BEGe) detector has been systematically investigated. Energy resolution, linearity, stability vs. high-voltage (HV) bias, thickness and uniformity of dead layers have been measured and found to be excellent. Special attention has been dedicated to the study of the detector response as a function of bias HV. The nominal depletion voltage being 3000V, the detector under investigation shows a peculiar behavior for biases around 2000V: in a narrow range of about 100V the charge collection is strongly reduced. The detector seems to be composed by two parts: a small volume around the HV contact where charges are efficiently collected as at higher voltage, and a large volume where charges are poorly collected. A qualitative explanation of this behavior is presented. An event-by-event pulse shape analysis based on A/E (maximum amplitude of the current pulse over the total energy released in the detector) has been applied to events in different energy regions and found very effective in rejecting non localized events. In conclusion, BEGe detectors are excellent candidates for the second phase of GERDA, an experiment devoted to neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76.

M. Agostini; E. Bellotti; R. Brugnera; C. M. Cattadori; A. D'Andragora; A. di Vacri; A. Garfagnini; M. Laubenstein; L. Pandola; C. A. Ur

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Micromegas readouts for double beta decay searches  

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Double beta $\\beta\\beta$ decay experiments are one of the most active research topics in Neutrino Physics. The measurement of the neutrinoless mode $0\

Cebrián, S; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Galán, J; García, J A; Giomataris, I; Gómez, H; Herrera, D C; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Luzón, G; Rodríguez, A; Seguí, L; Tomás, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micromegas readouts for double beta decay searches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Double beta $\\beta\\beta$ decay experiments are one of the most active research topics in Neutrino Physics. The measurement of the neutrinoless mode $0\

S. Cebrián; T. Dafni; E. Ferrer-Ribas; J. Galán; J. A. García; I. Giomataris; H. Gómez; D. C. Herrera; F. J. Iguaz; I. G. Irastorza; G. Luzón; A. Rodríguez; L. Seguí; A. Tomás

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: Progress towards showing the feasibility of a tonne-scale 76Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment  

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the 76Ge isotope with a mixed array of enriched and natural germanium detectors. The observation of this rare decay would indicate the neutrino is its own anti-particle, demonstrate that lepton number is not conserved, and provide information on the absolute mass-scale of the neutrino. The DEMONSTRATOR is being assembled at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The array will be contained in a low-background environment and surrounded by passive and active shielding. The goals for the DEMONSTRATOR are: demonstrating a background rate less than 3 t$^{-1}$ y$^{-1}$ in the 4 keV region of interest (ROI) surrounding the 2039 keV 76Ge endpoint energy; establishing the technology required to build a tonne-scale germanium based double-beta decay experiment; testing the recent claim of observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay [H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and I. V. Krivosheina, Mod. Phys. Lett. A21, 1547 (2006)]; and performing a direct search for light WIMPs (3-10 GeV).

P. Finnerty; E. Aguayo; M. Amman; F. T. Avignone. III; A. S. Barabash; P. J. Barton; J. R. Beene; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y. -D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; F. M. Fraenkle; A. Galindo-Uribarri; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. D. LaFerriere; J. Leon; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; P. N. Luke; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; J. H. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. R. Overman; G. Perumpilly; D. G. Phillips. II; A. W. P. Poon; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; A. G. Schubert; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; D. Steele; J. Strain; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; E. Yakushev; H. Yaver; A. R. Young; C-H. Yu. and. V. Yumatov.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The double-beta decay: Theoretical challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double beta decay is a unique process that could reveal physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics namely, if observed, it would prove that neutrinos are Majorana particles. In addition, it could provide information regarding the neutrino masses and their hierarchy, provided that reliable nuclear matrix elements can be obtained. The two neutrino double beta decay is an associate process that is allowed by the Standard Model, and it was observed for about ten nuclei. The present contribution gives a brief review of the theoretical challenges associated with these two process, emphasizing the reliable calculation of the associated nuclear matrix elements.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for neutrinoless {beta}{beta} decay  

SciTech Connect

Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (0{nu})} and M{sub N}{sup (0{nu})} due to the exchange of light and heavy Majorana neutrinos, respectively have been estimated by calculating sets of twelve nuclear transition matrix elements for the neutrinoless {beta}{beta} decay of {sup 94,96}Zr, {sup 98,100}Mo, {sup 104}Ru, {sup 110}Pd, {sup 128,130}Te and {sup 150}Nd isotopes in the case of 0{sup +}{yields}0{sup +} transition by considering four different parameterizations of a Hamiltonian with pairing plus multipolar effective two-body interaction and three different parameterizations of Jastrow short range correlations. Exclusion of nuclear transition matrix elements calculated with the Miller-Spencer parametrization reduces the uncertainties by 10%-15%.

Rath, P. K. [Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (India)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the nuclides {sup 102}Pd, {sup 106}Cd, and {sup 144}Sm for resonant neutrinoless double-electron capture  

SciTech Connect

The Q values for double-electron capture in {sup 102}Pd, {sup 106}Cd, and {sup 144}Sm have been measured by Penning-trap mass spectrometry. The results exclude at present all three nuclides from the list of suitable candidates for a search for resonant neutrinoless double-electron capture.

Goncharov, M.; Blaum, K.; Eliseev, S. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Block, M.; Herfurth, F.; Minaya Ramirez, E. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Planckstrasse 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Droese, C.; Schweikhard, L. [Institut fuer Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet, D-17487 Greifswald (Germany); Novikov, Yu. N. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, RU-188300 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Department of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, RU-198504 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Zuber, K. [Institut fuer Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Technische Universitaet, D-01069 Dresden (Germany)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) Collaboration is building a series of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 136}Xe. The first experiment, known as EXO-200, will utilize 200 kg of xenon enriched to 80% in the isotope of interest, making it the largest double beta decay experiment to date by one order of magnitude. This experiment is rapidly being constructed, and will begin data taking in 2007. The EXO collaboration is also developing a technique to identify on an event-by-event basis the daughter barium ion of the double beta decay. If successful, this method would eliminate all conventional radioactive backgrounds to the decay, resulting in an ideal experiment. We summarize here the current status of EXO-200 construction and the barium tag R&D program.

Hall, C.; /SLAC

2007-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient double beta decay nuclear matrix elements computations  

SciTech Connect

We have developed a shell model code for the accurate computation of the two-body matrix elements of the transition operators involved in the neutrinoless double beta decay. This code features coupled cluster method short-range correlations with Jastrow-like functions, finite nucleon size effect and higher order nucleon current corrections. We present the results obtained for {sup 48}Ca and {sup 82}Se, then we compare them with other results in the literature. In the case of {sup 48}Ca, we also study the contributions of the included effects and find good agreement with other published results.

Neacsu, Andrei [Horia Hulubei Foundation (FHH) 407 Atomistilor, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) 30 Reactorului, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamental processes in the interacting boson model: 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A program to calculate nuclear matrix elements for fundamental processes in the interacting boson model has been initiated. Results for the nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double beta decay 0{nu}{beta}{beta} are presented.

Iachello, F. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Sloane Physics Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8120 (United States); Barea, J. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile)

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in Xe-136 with EXO-200  

SciTech Connect

We report the observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in {sup 136}Xe with T{sub 1/2} = 2.11 {+-} 0.04(stat) {+-} 0.21(syst) x 10{sup 21} yr. This second-order process, predicted by the standard model, has been observed for several nuclei but not for {sup 136}Xe. The observed decay rate provides new input to matrix element calculations and to the search for the more interesting neutrinoless double-beta decay, the most sensitive probe for the existence of Majorana particles and the measurement of the neutrino mass scale.

Ackerman, N.; /SLAC; Aharmim, B.; /Laurentian U.; Auger, M.; /Bern U.; Auty, D.J.; /Alabama U.; Barbeau, P.S.; Barry, K.; Bartoszek, L.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Beauchamp, E.; /Laurentian U.; Belov, V.; /Moscow, ITEP; Benitez-Medina, C.; /Colorado State U.; Breidenbach, M.; /SLAC; Burenkov, A.; /Moscow, ITEP; Cleveland, B.; /Laurentian U.; Conley, R.; Conti, E.; /SLAC; Cook, J.; /Massachusetts U., Amherst; Cook, S.; /Colorado State U.; Coppens, A.; /Carleton U.; Counts, I.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Craddock, W.; /SLAC; Daniels, T.; /Massachusetts U., Amherst /Moscow, ITEP /Maryland U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Alabama U. /Maryland U. /Moscow, ITEP /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Laurentian U. /Carleton U. /Colorado State U. /Laurentian U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Bern U. /SLAC /Bern U. /Carleton U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Carleton U. /Maryland U. /Colorado State U. /SLAC /Carleton U. /SLAC /Alabama U. /SLAC /Moscow, ITEP /Indiana U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Moscow, ITEP /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /Seoul U. /Carleton U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; /more authors..

2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless $??$ decay nuclear matrix elements in an isotopic chain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze nuclear matrix elements (NME) of neutrinoless double beta decay calculated for the Cadmium isotopes. Energy density functional methods including beyond mean field effects such as symmetry restoration and shape mixing are used. Strong shell effects are found associated to the underlying nuclear structure of the initial and final nuclei. Furthermore, we show that NME for two-neutrino double beta decay evaluated in the closure approximation, $M^{2\

Tomás R. Rodríguez; Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo

2012-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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(beta beta)_{0 nu}-decay: a possible test of the nuclear matrix element calculations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The existing calculations of the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double beta-decay differ by about a factor three. This uncertainty prevents quantative interpretation of the results of experiments searching for this process. We suggest here that the observation of the neutrinoless double beta-decay of several nuclei in future experiments of could allow to test different calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through the direct comparison of them with the experimental data.

S. M. Bilenky; J. A. Grifols

2002-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Calorimeter R&D for the SuperNEMO Double Beta Decay Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SuperNEMO is a next-generation double beta decay experiment based on the successful tracking plus calorimetry design approach of the NEMO3 experiment currently running in the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM). SuperNEMO can study a range of isotopes, the baseline isotopes are 82Se and possibly 150Nd. The total isotope mass will be 100-200 kg. A sensitivity to neutrinoless double beta decay half-life greater than 10e26 years can be reached which gives access to Majorana neutrino masses of 50-100 meV. One of the main challenges of the SuperNEMO R&D is the development of the calorimeter with an unprecedented energy resolution of 4% FWHM at 3 MeV (Qbb value of 82Se).

Matthew Kauer; for the SuperNEMO Collaboration

2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Scintillating bolometers for Double Beta Decay search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the field of Double Beta Decay (DBD) searches, the use of high resolution detectors in which background can be actively discriminated is very appealing. Scintillating bolometers containing a Double Beta Decay emitter can largely fulfill this very interesting possibility. In this paper we present the latest results obtained with CdWO4 and CaMoO4 crystals. Moreover we report, for the first time, a very interesting feature of CaMoO4 bolometers: the possibility to discriminate beta-gamma events from those induced by alpha particles thanks to different thermal pulse shape.

Gironi, Luca

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scintillating bolometers for Double Beta Decay search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the field of Double Beta Decay (DBD) searches, the use of high resolution detectors in which background can be actively discriminated is very appealing. Scintillating bolometers containing a Double Beta Decay emitter can largely fulfill this very interesting possibility. In this paper we present the latest results obtained with CdWO4 and CaMoO4 crystals. Moreover we report, for the first time, a very interesting feature of CaMoO4 bolometers: the possibility to discriminate beta-gamma events from those induced by alpha particles thanks to different thermal pulse shape.

Luca Gironi

2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Double-Beta Decay Half-life of {sup 136}Xe in KamLAND-Zen  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present results from the KamLAND-Zen double-beta decay experiment based on an exposure of 77.6 days with 129 kg of {sup 136}Xe. The measured two-neutrino double-beta decay half-life of {sup 136}Xe is T{sup 2{nu}}{sub 1/2} = 2:38 {+-}#6; 0:02(stat)#6;{+-}0.14(syst)#2;x10{sup 21} yr, consistent with a recent measurement by EXO-200. We also obtain a lower limit for the neutrinoless double-beta decay half-life, T{sup 0{nu}}{sub 1/2} > 5.7 x#2; 10{sup 24} yr at 90% C.L.

KamLAND-Zen Collaboration; Gando, A.; Gando, Y.; Hanakago, H.; Ikeda, H.; Inoue, K.; Kato, R.; Koga, M.; Matsuda, S.; Mitsui, T.; Nakada, T.; Nakamura, K.; Obata, A.; Oki, A.; Ono, Y.; Shimizu, I.; Shirai, J.; Suzuki, A.; Takemoto, Y.; Tamae, K.; Ueshima, K.; Watanabe, H.; Xu, B. D.; Yamada, S.; Yoshida, H.; Kozlov, A.; Yoshida, S.; Banks, T. I.; Detwiler, J. A.; Freedman, S. J.; Fujikawa, B. K.; Han, K.; O'Donnell, T.; Berger, B. E.; Efremenko, Y.; Karwowski, H. J.; Markoff, D. M.; Tornow, W.; Enomoto, S.; Decowski, M. P.

2012-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for double beta decay with HPGe detectors at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double-beta decay is practically the only way to establish the Majorana nature of the neutrino mass and its decay rate provides a probe of an effective neutrino mass. Double beta experiments are long-running underground experiments with specific challenges concerning the background reduction and the long term stability. These problems are addressed in this work for the Heidelberg-Moscow (HdM), GENIUS Test Facility (TF) and GERDA experiments. The HdM experiment collected data with enriched 76Ge high purity (HPGe) detectors from 1990 to 2003. An improved analysis of HdM data is presented, exploiting new calibration and spectral shape measurements with the HdM detectors. GENIUS-TF was a test-facility that verified the feasibility of using bare germanium detectors in liquid nitrogen. The first year results of this experiment are discussed. The GERDA experiment has been designed to further increase the sensitivity by operating bare germanium detectors in a high purity cryogenic liquid, which simultaneously serves as a shielding against background and as a cooling media. In the preparatory stage of GERDA, an external background gamma flux measurement was done at the experimental site in the Hall A of the Gran Sasso laboratory. The characterization of the enriched detectors from the HdM and IGEX experiments was performed in the underground detector laboratory for the GERDA collaboration. Long term stability measurements of a bare HPGe detector in liquid argon were carried out. Based on these measurements, the first lower limit on the half-life of neutrinoless double electron capture of 36Ar was established to be 1.85*10^18 years at 68% C.L.

Oleg Chkvorets

2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for ? + / EC double beta decay of 120 Te  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a search for ? + / EC double beta decay of 120 Te performed with the CUORICINO experiment

C. Tomei; The CUORICINO Collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental investigation of double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo  

SciTech Connect

New limits on half-lives for several double beta decay modes of /sup 100/Mo were obtained with a novel experimental system which included thin source films interleaved with a coaxial array of windowless silicon detectors. Segmentation and timing information allowed backgrounds originating in the films to be studied in some detail. Dummy films containing /sup 96/Mo were used to assess remaining backgrounds. With 0.1 mole years of /sup 100/Mo data collected, the lower half-life limits at 90% confidence were 2.7 /times/ 10/sup 18/ years for decay via the two-neutrino mode, 5.2 /times/10/sup 19/ years for decay with the emission of a Majoron, and 1.6 /times/ 10/sup 20/ years and 2.2 /times/ 10/sup 21/ years for neutrinoless 0/sup +/ ..-->.. 2/sup +/ and 0/sup +/ ..-->.. 0/sup +/ transitions, respectively. 50 refs., 38 figs., 11 tabs.

Dougherty, B.L.

1988-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CUORICINO was a cryogenic bolometer experiment designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay and other rare processes, including double beta decay with two neutrinos (2{nu}{beta}{beta}). The experiment was located at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and ran for a period of about 5 years, from 2003 to 2008. The detector consisted of an array of 62 TeO{sub 2} crystals arranged in a tower and operated at a temperature of #24;10 mK. Events depositing energy in the detectors, such as radioactive decays or impinging particles, produced thermal pulses in the crystals which were read out using sensitive thermistors. The experiment included 4 enriched crystals, 2 enriched with {sup 130}Te and 2 with {sup 128}Te, in order to aid in the measurement of the 2{nu}{beta}{beta} rate. The enriched crystals contained a total of #24;350 g {sup 130}Te. The 128-enriched (130-depleted) crystals were used as background monitors, so that the shared backgrounds could be subtracted from the energy spectrum of the 130- enriched crystals. Residual backgrounds in the subtracted spectrum were fit using spectra generated by Monte-Carlo simulations of natural radioactive contaminants located in and on the crystals. The 2{nu}{beta}{beta} half-life was measured to be T{sup 2{nu}}{sub 1/2} = [9.81{+-} #6;0.96(stat){+-} 0.49(syst)]#2;x10{sup 20} y.

Kogler, Laura

2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A background free double beta decay experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a new detection scheme for rejecting backgrounds in neutrino less double beta decay experiments. It relies on the detection of Cherenkov light emitted by electrons in the MeV region. The momentum threshold is tuned to reach a good discrimination between background and good events. We consider many detector concepts and a range of target materials. The most promising is a high-pressure 136Xe emitter for which the required energy threshold is easily adjusted. Combination of this concept and a high pressure Time Projection Chamber could provide an optimal solution. A simple and low cost effective solution is to use the Spherical Proportional Counter that provides two delayed signals from ionization and Cherenkov light. In solid-state double beta decay emitters, because of their higher density, the considered process is out of energy range. An alternative solution could be the development of double decay emitters with lower density by using for instance the aerogel technique. It is surprising that a technology used for particle identification in high-energy physics becomes a powerful tool for rejecting backgrounds in such low-energy experiments.

Ioannis Giomataris

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Beta Decay: Historical Review of 75 Years of Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Main achievements during 75 years of research on double beta decay have been reviewed. The existing experimental data have been presented and the capabilities of the next-generation detectors have been demonstrated.

A. S. Barabash

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear physics aspects of double beta decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Comprehensive description of the phenomenology of the $\\beta\\beta$ decay is given, with emphasis on the nuclear physics aspects. After a brief review of the neutrino oscillation results and of motivation to test the lepton number conservation, the mechanism of the $0\

Petr Vogel

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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White Paper on the Majorana Zero-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of the Majorana Experiment is to study neutrinoless double beta decay (0nbb) with an effective Majorana-neutrino mass sensitivity below 50 meV in order to characterize the Majorana nature of the neutrino, the Majorana mass spectrum, and the absolute mass scale. An experimental study of the neutrino mass scale implied by neutrino oscillation results is now technically within our grasp. This exciting physics goal is best pursued using the well-established technique of searching for 0nbb of 76Ge, augmented with recent advances in signal processing and detector design. The Majorana Experiment will consist of a large mass of 76Ge in the form of high-resolution intrinsic germanium detectors located deep underground within a low-background shielding environment. Observation of a sharp peak at the bb endpoint will quantify the 0nbb half-life and thus the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. In addition to the modest R&D program, we present here an overview of the entire project in order to help put in perspective the scope, the low level of technical risk, and the readiness of the Collaboration to immediately begin the undertaking.

The Majorana collaboration

2003-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-{beta}-decay Q values of {sup 130}Te, {sup 128}Te, and {sup 120}Te  

SciTech Connect

The double-{beta}-decay Q values of {sup 130}Te, {sup 128}Te, and {sup 120}Te have been determined from parent-daughter mass differences measured with the Canadian Penning Trap mass spectrometer. The {sup 132}Xe-{sup 129}Xe mass difference, which is precisely known, was also determined to confirm the accuracy of these results. The {sup 130}Te Q value was found to be 2527.01{+-}0.32 keV, which is 3.3 keV lower than the 2003 Atomic Mass Evaluation recommended value and is consistent with another recent Penning trap measurement. The {sup 128}Te and {sup 120}Te Q values were found to be 865.87{+-}1.31 and 1714.81{+-}1.25 keV, respectively. For {sup 120}Te, this reduction in uncertainty of nearly a factor of 8 opens up the possibility of using this isotope for sensitive searches for neutrinoless double-electron capture and electron capture with {beta}{sup +}emission.

Scielzo, N. D. [Physical Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Caldwell, S.; Savard, G.; Sternberg, M.; Van Schelt, J. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Clark, J. A.; Levand, A. F.; Sun, T. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Deibel, C. M. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Fallis, J. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Gulick, S. [Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8 (Canada); Lascar, D. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Li, G. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8 (Canada); Mintz, J. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Norman, E. B. [Physical Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Sharma, K. S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy density functional study of nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless $??$ decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an extensive study of nuclear matrix elements (NME) for the neutrinoless double beta decay of the nuclei $^{48}$Ca, $^{76}$Ge, $^{82}$Se, $^{96}$Zr, $^{100}$Mo, $^{116}$Cd, $^{124}$Sn, $^{128}$Te, $^{130}$Te, $^{136}$Xe, and $^{150}$Nd based on state-of-the-art energy density functional methods using the Gogny D1S functional. Beyond mean-field effects are included within the generating coordinate method with particle number and angular momentum projection for both initial and final ground states. We obtain a rather constant value for the NME's around 4.7 with the exception of $^{48}$Ca and $^{150}$Nd, where smaller values are found. We analyze the role of deformation and pairing in the evaluation of the NME and present detailed results for the decay of $^{150}$Nd.

Tomás R. Rodríguez; G. Martinez-Pinedo

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Scale Calculations of the Double-Beta Decay of 76Ge, 130Te, 136Xe, and 150Nd in the Deformed Self-Consistent Skyrme Quasiparticle Random-Phase Approximation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use the axially-deformed Skyrme Quasiparticle Random-Phase Approximation (QRPA) together with the SkM* energy-density functional, both as originally presented and with the time-odd part adjusted to reproduce the Gamow-Teller resonance energy in 208Pb, to calculate the matrix elements governing the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge, 130Te, 136Xe, and 150Nd. Our matrix elements in 130Te and 136Xe are significantly smaller than those of previous QRPA calculations, primarily because of the difference in pairing or deformation between the initial and final nuclei. In 76Ge and 150Nd our results are similar to those of less computationally intensive QRPA calculations. We suspect the 76Ge result, however, because we are forced to use a spherical ground-state, even though the HFB indicates a deformed minimum.

M. T. Mustonen; J. Engel

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of double-{beta} decay modes using a CdZnTe detector array  

SciTech Connect

An array of sixteen 1 cm{sup 3} CdZnTe semiconductor detectors was operated at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS) to further investigate the feasibility of double-{beta} decay searches with such devices. As one of the double-{beta} decay experiments with the highest granularity the 4x4 array accumulated an overall exposure of 18 kg days. The setup and performance of the array is described. Half-life limits for various double-{beta} decay modes of Cd, Zn, and Te isotopes are obtained. No signal has been found, but several limits beyond 10{sup 20} years have been performed. They are an order of magnitude better than those obtained with this technology before and comparable to most other experimental approaches for the isotopes under investigation. An improved limit for the {beta}{sup +}/EC decay of {sup 120}Te is given.

Dawson, J. V. [Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris (France); Goessling, C.; Koettig, T.; Muenstermann, D.; Rajek, S.; Schulz, O. [Lehrstuhl fuer Experimentelle Physik IV, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Otto-Hahn Str. 4, D-44227 Dortmund (Germany); Janutta, B.; Zuber, K. [Institut fuer Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Zellescher Weg 19, D-01069 Dresden (Germany); Junker, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (Italy); Reeve, C. [University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH (United Kingdom); Wilson, J. R. [University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for Neutrinoless Tau Decays to Three Leptons  

SciTech Connect

Using approximately 350 million {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -} pair events recorded with the BaBar detector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center between 1999 and 2006, a search has been made for neutrinoless, lepton-flavor violating tau decays to three lighter leptons. All six decay modes consistent with conservation of electric charge and energy have been considered. With signal selection efficiencies of 5-12%, we obtain 90% confidence level upper limits on the branching fraction {Beta}({tau} {yields} {ell}{ell}{ell}) in the range (4-8) x 10{sup -8}.

Kolb, Jeffrey A.; /Oregon U. /SLAC

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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First search for double-beta decay of 184Os and 192Os  

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A search for double-beta decay of osmium has been realized for the first time with the help of an ultra-low background HPGe gamma detector at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN (Italy). After 2741 h of data taking with a 173 g ultra-pure osmium sample limits on double-beta processes in 184Os have been established at the level of T_{1/2} about 10^{14}-10^{17} yr. Possible resonant double-electron captures in 184Os were searched for with a sensitivity T_{1/2} about 10^{16} yr. A half-life limit T_{1/2} > 5.3 10^{19} yr was set for the double-beta decay of 192Os to the first excited level of 192Pt. The radiopurity of the osmium sample has been investigated and radionuclides 137Cs, 185Os and 207Bi were detected in the sample, while activities of 40K, 60Co, 226Ra and 232Th were limited at the mBq/kg level.

P. Belli; R. Bernabei; F. Cappella; R. Cerulli; F. A. Danevich; S. d'Angelo; A. Di Marco; A. Incicchitti; G. P. Kovtun; N. G. Kovtun; M. Laubenstein; D. V. Poda; O. G. Polischuk; A. P. Shcherban; V. I. Tretyak

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar neutrino-electron scattering as background limitation for double beta decay  

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The background on double beta decay searches due to elastic electron scattering of solar neutrinos of all double beta emitters with Q-value larger than 2 MeV is calculated, taking into account survival probability and flux uncertainties of solar neutrinos. This work determines the background level to be [1-2]E-7 counts /keV/kg/yr, depending on the precise Q-value of the double beta emitter. It is also shown that the background level increases dramatically if going to lower Q-values. Furthermore, studies are done for various detector systems under consideration for next generation experiments. It was found that experiments based on loaded liquid scintillator have to expect a higher background. Within the given nuclear matrix element uncertainties any approach exploring the normal hierarchy has to face this irreducible background, which is a limitation on the minimal achievable background for purely calorimetric approaches. Large scale liquid scintillator experiments might encounter this problem already while exploring the inverted hierarchy. Potential caveats by using more sophisticated experimental setups are also discussed.

N. F. de Barros; K. Zuber

2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Ba-ion extraction from a high pressure Xe gas for double-beta decay studies with EXO  

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An experimental setup is being developed to extract Ba ions from a high-pressure Xe gas environment. It aims to transport Ba ions from 10 bar Xe to vacuum conditions. The setup utilizes a converging-diverging nozzle in combination with a radio-frequency (RF) funnel to move Ba ions into vacuum through the pressure drop of several orders of magnitude. This technique is intended to be used in a future multi-ton detector investigating double-beta decay in $^{136}$Xe. Efficient extraction and detection of Ba ions, the decay product of Xe, would allow for a background-free measurement of the $^{136}$Xe double-beta decay.

T. Brunner; D. Fudenberg; A. Sabourov; V. L. Varentsov; G. Gratta; D. Sinclair; for the EXO collaboration

2013-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from a search for the 0 {nu}{beta}{beta}-decay of {sup 130}Te  

SciTech Connect

A detailed description of the CUORICINO {sup 130}Te neutrinoless double-beta (0 {nu}{beta}{beta}) decay experiment is given and recent results are reported. CUORICINO is an array of 62 tellurium oxide (TeO{sub 2}) bolometers with an active mass of 40.7 kg. It is cooled to {approx}8-10 mK by a dilution refrigerator shielded from environmental radioactivity and energetic neutrons. It is running in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Assergi, Italy. These data represent an exposure of 11.83 kg yr or 91 mole-years of {sup 130}Te. No evidence for 0 {nu}{beta}{beta}-decay was observed and a limit of T{sub 1/2}{sup 0} {sup {nu}}({sup 130}Te){>=}3.0x10{sup 24} y (90% CL) is set. This corresponds to an upper limit on the effective mass, , between 0.19 and 0.68 eV when analyzed with the many published nuclear structure calculations. In the context of these nuclear models, the values fall within the range corresponding to the claim of evidence of 0 {nu}{beta}{beta}-decay by H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus et al. The experiment continues to acquire data.

Arnaboldi, C.; Brofferio, C.; Capelli, S.; Clemenza, M.; Fiorini, E.; Nucciotti, A.; Pavan, M.; Sisti, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Milano (Italy); Sezione INFN di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Milano (Italy); Artusa, D. R.; Avignone III, F. T.; Bandac, I.; Creswick, R. J.; Farach, H. A.; Rosenfeld, C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States); Balata, M.; Bucci, C.; Giachero, A.; Gorla, P.; Nisi, S. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, I-67010, Assergi (L'Aquila) (Italy); Barucci, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita di Firenze, I-50019 Firenze (Italy); Sezione INFN di Firenze, I-50019, Firenze (Italy)] (and others)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in [superscript 136]Xe with the EXO-200 Detector  

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We report the observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in [superscript 136]Xe with T[subscript 1/2]=2.11±0.04(stat)±0.21(syst)×10[superscript 21]??yr. This second-order process, predicted by the standard model, has ...

Waldman, Samuel J.

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Q value for the double-{beta} decay of {sup 136}Xe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The high-resolution, deflection-type mass spectrometer, Manitoba II, has been used to determine directly the mass difference {sup 136}Xe-{sup 136}Ba to be 2639.6 (0.6) {mu}u, giving Q{sub {beta}{beta}}=2458.7 (0.6) keV.

McCowan, P. M.; Barber, R. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 (Canada)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Random coincidence of $2\  

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Two neutrino double $\\beta$ decay can create irremovable background even in high energy resolution detectors searching for neutrinoless double $\\beta$ decay due to random coincidence of $2\

D. M. Chernyak; F. A. Danevich; A. Giuliani; E. Olivieri; M. Tenconi; V. I. Tretyak

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation functions of proton-induced reactions on natural Nd in the 10-30 MeV energy range, and production of radionuclides relevant for double-? decay  

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A preferred candidate for neutrinoless double-{\\beta} decay, 150Nd, is present in natural neodymium at an abundance level of 5.64%. However, neodymium could be activated by cosmic rays during the period it spends on the Earth's surface. Its activation by protons is therefore of interest when it comes to estimating the possible disturbance effects and increased background during neutrinoless double-{\\beta}-decay experiments like Sudbury Neutrino Observatory plus liquid scintillator (SNO+). In most cases, we lack experimental data on proton-induced reactions on neodymium. Therefore, a measurement of cross sections has been performed for the formation of 141Pm, 143Pm, 144Pm, 146Pm, 148Pm, 148Pmm, 149Pm, 150Pm, 140Nd, 141Nd, 147Nd, 149Nd, 138Prm, 139Pr, 142Pr, and 139Ce by 10-30 MeV protons. Oxidation-protected metal foil targets of natural isotopic abundance were irradiated by the usual stacked-foil technique on the external proton beam of the isochronous cyclotron U-120M at the Nuclear Physics Institute at \\v{R}e\\v{z} near Prague. Special attention was paid to the excitation functions of long-lived radionuclides. The measured data were compared with TENDL-2010 library data (TALYS code).

O. Lebeda; V. Lozza; P. Schrock; J. Štursa; K. Zuber

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for double beta decay of Zinc and Tungsten with the help of low-background ZnWO4 crystal scintillators  

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Double beta processes in 64-Zn, 70-Zn, 180-W, and 186-W have been searched for with the help of large volume (0.1-0.7 kg) low background ZnWO4 crystal scintillators at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN. Total time of measurements exceeds 10 thousands hours. New improved half-life limits on double electron capture and electron capture with positron emission in 64-Zn have been set, in particular (all the limits are at 90% C.L.): T1/2(0nu2EC)> 1.1e20 yr, T1/2(2nuECbeta+)>7.0e20 yr, and T1/2(0nuECbeta+)>4.3e20 yr. The different modes of double beta processes in 70-Zn, 180-W, and 186-W have been restricted at the level of 1e17-1e20 yr.

P. Belli; R. Bernabei; F. Cappella; R. Cerulli; F. A. Danevich; B. V. Grinyov; A. Incicchitti; V. V. Kobychev; V. M. Mokina; S. S. Nagorny; L. L. Nagornaya; S. Nisi; F. Nozzoli; D. V. Poda; D. Prosperi; V. I. Tretyak; S. S. Yurchenko

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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WLS R\\&D for the Detection of Noble Gas Scintillation at LBL: seeing the light from neutrinos, to dark matter, to double beta decay  

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Radiation detectors with noble gasses as the active medium are becoming increasingly common in experimental programs searching for physics beyond the standard model. Nearly all of these experiments rely to some degree on collecting scintillation light from noble gasses. The VUV wavelengths associated with noble gas scintillation mean that most of these experiments use a fluorescent material to shift the direct scintillation light into the visible or near UV band. We present an overview of the R&D program at LBL related to noble gas detectors for neutrino physics, double beta decay, and dark matter. This program ranges from precise measurements of the fluorescence behavior of wavelength shifting films, to the prototyping of large are VUV sensitive light guides for multi-kiloton detectors.

V. M. Gehman

2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Test of the unactivated calcium fluoride crystal for use as a scintillation detector in Ca/sup 48/ double beta decay experiment  

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The test results of the properties of the unactivated CaF/sub 2/ scintillation crystal detector is reported. The energy response of a small size CaF/sub 2/ crystal and a large CaF/sub 2/ crystal detector, which will be used in the Ca/sup 48/ Double Beta Decay (DBD) experiment, to gamma rays and an electron beam from 6 to 10 MeV was tested. The results indicate that the linear energy response range can be extended to 10 MeV for the large CaF/sub 2/ detector. Meanwhile, the relation of the energy resolution to the incident particle energy is represented by E/sup -1/2/ (MeV). (It is anticipated that the energy resolution at 4.27 MeV will be about 9%.)

Weihua, T.; Ke, Y.; Yucan, Z.; Wenheng, Z.; Zhipeng, Z.; Junguang, L.; Hansheng, S.; Minghan, Y.; Yanfeng, F.; Shaoxin, O.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Current Status and Results of the NEMO3 Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NEMO3 detector is mainly devoted to the search for the neutrinoless double beta decay (0???). The detector is located in the Fréjus underground laboratory

J. Jerie; on behalf of the NEMO Collaboration

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

High-Efficiency Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-Efficiency Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy. ... such as searches for WIMP dark matter, neutrinoless double beta decay, and solar neutrinos. ...

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Majorana CP-violating phases in neutrino-antineutrino oscillations and other lepton-number-violating processes  

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If the massive neutrinos are identified to be the Majorana particles via a convincing measurement of the neutrinoless double beta (0\

Zhi-zhong Xing; Ye-Ling Zhou

2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of radioactive background rejection in 76Ge neutrino-lessdouble-beta decay experiments using a highly segmented HPGe detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A highly segmented coaxial HPGe detector was operated in a low background counting facility for over 1 year to experimentally evaluate possible segmentation strategies for the proposed Majorana neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment. Segmentation schemes were evaluated on their ability to reject multi-segment events while retaining single-segment events. To quantify a segmentation scheme's acceptance efficiency the percentage of peak area due to single segment events was calculated for peaks located in the energy region 911-2614 keV. Single interaction site events were represented by the double-escape peak from the 2614 keV decay in {sup 208}Tl located at 1592 keV. In spite of its prototypical nature, the detector performed well under realistic operating conditions and required only minimal human interaction. Though the energy resolution for events with interactions in multiple segments was impacted by inter-segment cross-talk, the implementation of a cross-talk correlation matrix restored acceptable resolution. Additionally, simulations utilizing the MaGe simulation package were performed and found to be in good agreement with experimental observations verifying the external nature of the background radiation.

Chan, Yuen-Dat; Campbell, D.B.; Vetter, K.; Henning, R.; Lesko, K.; Chan, Y.D.; Poon, A.W.P.; Perry, M.; Hurley, D.; Smith, A.R.

2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

66

Beta Radiation  

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Beta Radiation 1. Beta radiation may travel meters in air and is moderately penetrating. 2. Beta radiation can penetrate human skin to the "germinal layer," where new skin cells...

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First Direct Double- Decay Q-Value Measurement of 82Se in Support of Understanding the Nature of the Neutrino  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In anticipation of results from current and future double- decay studies, we report a measurement resulting in a 82Se double- decay Q value of 2997.9(3) keV, an order of magnitude more precise than the currently accepted value. We also present preliminary results of a calculation of the 82Se neutrinoless double- decay nuclear matrix element that corrects in part for the small size of the shell model single-particle space. The results of this work are important for designing next generation double- decay experiments and for the theoretical interpretations of their observations.

Lincoln, David L. [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Holt, Jason D. [Technische Univ. Darmstadt/GSI/UTK/ORNL; Bollen, Georg [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Brodeur, Maxime [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Bustabad, Scott [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Engel, Jonathan [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Novario, Samuel J. [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Redshaw, Matthew [NSCL, Michigan State Univ.,/Central Michigan Univ.-Mt. Pleasant; Ringle, Ryan [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Schwarz, Stefan [NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Application of nuclear density functionals to lepton number violating weak processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an application of energy density functional methods with the Gogny interaction to the calculation of nuclear matrix elements (NME) for neutrinoless double beta decay and double electron capture. Beyond mean field effects have been included by particle number and angular momentum restoration and shape mixing within the generator coordinate method (GCM) framework. We analyze in detail the NME for {sup 116}Cd nucleus which is one of the most promising candidates to detect neutrinoless double beta decay.

Rodriguez, Tomas R.; Martinez-Pinedo, Gabriel [Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Magdalenenstr. 12, D-64289, Darmstadt (Germany) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, Plankstr. 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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PNNL offers 'virtual tour' of Shallow Underground Laboratory...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

for the Comprehensive-Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty to basic science research such as the search for dark matter in the universe or neutrinoless double-beta decay. The virtual tour...

70

Low radioactivity CaF{sub 2} scintillator crystals for CANDLES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CANDLES is the project to search for neutrinoless double beta (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay of {sup 48}Ca by using CaF{sub 2} scintillators. The observation of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay will prove the existence of massive Majorana neutrinos. Expected performances and current status of the CANDLES system are described.

Ogawa, I.; Umehara, S.; Ito, G.; Yasuda, K.; Kakubata, H.; Miyashita, M.; Matsuoka, K.; Nomachi, M. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Kishimoto, T. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Fushimi, K. [Faculty of Integrated Arts and Science, University of Tokushima, Tokushima 770-8502 (Japan); Hazama, R. [Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Ohsumi, H. [Faculty of Culture and Education, Saga University, Saga 840-8502 (Japan); Okada, K. [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyoto San-gyo University, Kyoto 603-8555 (Japan); Tamagawa, Y. [Faculty of Engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui 910-8507 (Japan); Yoshida, S. [Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan)

2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Next-Generation Liquid-Scintillator-Based Detectors: Quantums Dots and Picosecond Timing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liquid-scintillator-based detectors are a robust technology that scales well to large volumes. For this reason, they are attractive for experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay. A combination of improved photo-detection technology and novel liquid scintillators may allow for the extraction of particle direction in addition to the total energy of the particle. Such an advance would find applications beyond searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay.

Lindley Winslow

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

72

Nd double beta decay search with SNO +  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SNO + is a follow up experiment of SNO replacing the heavy water by a liquid scintillator. Especially

Kai Zuber; (on behalf of the SNO+ collaboration)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Glossary Term - Beta Particle  

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Decay Previous Term (Beta Decay) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Bohr Radius) Bohr Radius Beta Particle Beta particles are either electrons or positrons ejected from the nucleus....

74

update: Decomposing beta diversity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on Island Biological Diversity is to influence the policy-update Decomposing beta diversity Baselga (2009) proposes apatterns of beta diversity into effects of nestedness and

Gotelli, Nicholas J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glossary Term - Beta Decay  

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Avogadro's Number Avogadro's Number Previous Term (Avogadro's Number) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Beta Particle) Beta Particle Beta Decay Beta decay results in the emission of an electron and antineutrino, or a positron and neutrino. Beta decay is one process that unstable atoms can use to become more stable. There are two types of beta decay, beta-minus and beta-plus. During beta-minus decay, a neutron in an atom's nucleus turns into a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. The electron and antineutrino fly away from the nucleus, which now has one more proton than it started with. Since an atom gains a proton during beta-minus decay, it changes from one element to another. For example, after undergoing beta-minus decay, an atom of carbon (with 6 protons) becomes an atom of nitrogen (with 7 protons).

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The central bond sup 13 C double bond sup 13 C isotope effect for superconductivity in the high-T sub c. beta. *-(ET) sub 2 I sub 3 phase and its implications regarding the superconducting pairing mechanism in TTF-based organic superconductors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report a new study, based on magnetization measurements, of the isotope effect for {sup 13}C substitution in the electronically active central double-bonded carbon atoms (C=C) of the TTF moiety of ET (bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene) in {beta}*-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} which is the crystallographically ordered form of {beta}-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} produced by application of pressure. A recent report by Merzhanov et al. (C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, 314, 563 (1992)) has shown that this same {sup C} substitution leads to a giant'' isotope effect ({Delta}{Tc} = {minus} 0.6 K) in resistive determinations of {Tc} ({approximately} 8 K) for {beta}-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3}, which lends experimental support to a theory by Yamaji (Solid State Common., 61, 413. (1987)) for salts of TTF-analogue donor molecules that includes optical phonons of symmetric intramolecular vibrations as a source of mediation for superconducting pairing of charge-carriers. In contrast to this result, our study shows the absence of an isotope effect within a precision of {plus minus} 0.1 K.({approximately} l%), indicating that the central atom C=C stretching motion ({approximately} 1500 cm{sup {minus}1}) of ET cannot be a dominant mechanism for phonon exchange. Our results are consistent with those of a very recent study of the same isotope effect for {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(N(CN){sub 2})Br and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2} (Inorg. Chem., 32, 3356 (1992)).

Carlson, K.D.; Williams, J.M.; Geiser, U.; Kini, A.M.; Wang, H.H.; Klemm, R.A.; Kumar, S.K.; Schlueter, J.A.; Ferraro, J.R.; Lykke, K.R.; Wurz, P.; Sutin, J.D.B. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Parker, D.H. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States) California Univ., Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry); Schirber, J.E.; Venturini, E.L. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United S

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The central bond {sup 13}C{double_bond}{sup 13}C isotope effect for superconductivity in the high-T{sub c} {beta}*-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} phase and its implications regarding the superconducting pairing mechanism in TTF-based organic superconductors  

SciTech Connect

We report a new study, based on magnetization measurements, of the isotope effect for {sup 13}C substitution in the electronically active central double-bonded carbon atoms (C=C) of the TTF moiety of ET [bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene] in {beta}*-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} which is the crystallographically ordered form of {beta}-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} produced by application of pressure. A recent report by Merzhanov et al. [C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, 314, 563 (1992)] has shown that this same {sup C} substitution leads to a ``giant`` isotope effect ({Delta}{Tc} = {minus} 0.6 K) in resistive determinations of {Tc} ({approximately} 8 K) for {beta}-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3}, which lends experimental support to a theory by Yamaji [Solid State Common., 61, 413. (1987)] for salts of TTF-analogue donor molecules that includes optical phonons of symmetric intramolecular vibrations as a source of mediation for superconducting pairing of charge-carriers. In contrast to this result, our study shows the absence of an isotope effect within a precision of {plus_minus} 0.1 K.({approximately} l%), indicating that the central atom C=C stretching motion ({approximately} 1500 cm{sup {minus}1}) of ET cannot be a dominant mechanism for phonon exchange. Our results are consistent with those of a very recent study of the same isotope effect for {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu[N(CN){sub 2}]Br and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2} [Inorg. Chem., 32, 3356 (1992)].

Carlson, K.D.; Williams, J.M.; Geiser, U.; Kini, A.M.; Wang, H.H.; Klemm, R.A.; Kumar, S.K.; Schlueter, J.A.; Ferraro, J.R.; Lykke, K.R.; Wurz, P.; Sutin, J.D.B. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Parker, D.H. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)]|[California Univ., Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Schirber, J.E.; Venturini, E.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Stout, P. [Bio-Rad, Cambridge, MA (United States). Digilab Division

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The charged current neutrino cross section for solar neutrinos, and background to \\BBz\\ experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar neutrinos can interact with the source isotope in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments through charged current and neutral current interactions. The charged-current product nucleus will then beta decay with a Q-value larger than the double beta decay Q-value. As a result, this process can populate the region of interest and be a background to the double beta decay signal. In this paper we estimate the solar neutrino capture rates on three commonly used double beta decay isotopes, \

H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The possible test of the calculations of nuclear matrix elements of the $(??)_{0?}$-decay  

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The existing calculations of the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay differ by about a factor three. This uncertainty prevents quantitative interpretation of the results of experiments searching for this process. We suggest here that the observation of the neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay of {\\em several} nuclei could allow to test calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through the comparison of the ratios of the calculated lifetimes with experimental data. It is shown that the ratio of the lifetimes is very sensitive to different models.

S. M. Bilenky; J. A. Grifols

2002-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

80

The Beta Maxwell Distribution.  

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??In this work we considered a general class of distributions gener- ated from the logit of the beta random variable. We looked at various works… (more)

Amusan, Grace Ebunoluwa

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-Life for Double Beta-Decay  

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Nuclear Energy Series, Plutonium Proje-ct Record Vblo 14B "Huolear Energy Series, Plutonium Project Record Yolo 14B "extracting and separating the plutonium fraction by chemical

Levine, C.A.; Ghiorso, A.; Seaborg, G.T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-beta tokamak  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Calculations are made to study the stability and accessibility of tokamak plasmas in the high energy density regime which is desirable for economical reactor operation. Results are given from flux conserving tokamak (FCT) models, classical models, and more complete models with spatially resolved (R,Z) transport, including effects from sawtooth oscillations and magnetic islands. MHD equilibrium, stability, and transport calculations are made to study the accessibility and behavior of high-beta tokamak plasmas in the range {beta} {approx} 5-15%. For next-generation devices, beta values of, at least, 8% appear to be accessible and stable if there is a conducting surface nearby.

Dory, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Berger, D.P. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Charlton, L. A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Hogan, J.T. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Munro, J.K. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Nelson, D. B. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Peng, Yueng Kay Martin [ORNL; Sigma, D.J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Strickler, Dennis J [ORNL

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Crystal Analyzer System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 2002 Page 2. Bloomberg Center for Physics & Astronomy • Johns Hopkins University • Baltimore • Maryland MACS Double ...

2002-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic Alfven double layer formed by electron viscosity  

SciTech Connect

The effect of the electron viscosity on the kinetic Alfven solitary wave is investigated. It is found that small electron viscosity changes the electron motion along the magnetic field producing a boundary layer, and thus that in a low beta electron-ion plasma({beta} Much-Less-Than m{sub e}/m{sub i}), an obliquely propagating kinetic solitary Alfven wave can become a double layer. This double layer can exist in the sub-Alfvenic and super-Alfvenic regimes. The length scale of density drop for this double layer is on the order of that of the conventional kinetic solitary Alfven wave, and thus this double layer can accelerate electrons on a very short length scale.

Woo, M. H.; Ryu, C.-M. [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, C. R. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

85

Ventilating Beta Plane Leases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The theory of warm water lenses on beta planes is extended to include heat exchange between the lenses and their environment. The motivation for this study comes from recent observations of Gulf Stream warm core rings, which clearly show that ...

William K. Dewar

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

The double-arm barn door tracker  

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How to build a double-arm barn door tracker How to build a double-arm barn door tracker | Jefferson Lab Home Page | Science Education Home Page | Construction Notes/Photos Page | Sources: Sky & Telescope April 1989 (p436 - p441) [very good] Sky & Telescope February 1988 (p213 - p214) Original concept by Dave Trott A single-arm barn door tracker, driven by a straight screw, accumulates tangent error as time passes. Most of this error can be eliminated by adding a second hinged arm to the standard arrangement. There are four types of double-arm trackers, each with a different geometry. A comparison of accumulated error (in arc seconds) and construction parameters is given below: Error Chart [Apparently Type 1 is very bad and not worth constructing?? The two Type 4 drives vary in beta. This results in shifting the region of maximum error

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The GERDA experiment for the search of 0??? decay in ^{76}Ge  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The GERDA collaboration is performing a search for neutrinoless double beta decay of ^{76}Ge with the eponymous detector. The experiment has been installed and commissioned at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and has started operation in November 2011. The design, construction and first operational results are described, along with detailed information from the R&D phase.

GERDA Collaboration; K. -H. Ackermann; M. Agostini; M. Allardt; M. Altmann; E. Andreotti; A. M. Bakalyarov; M. Balata; I. Barabanov; M. Barnabe Heider; N. Barros; L. Baudis; C. Bauer; N. Becerici-Schmidt; E. Bellotti; S. Belogurov; S. T. Belyaev; G. Benato; A. Bettini; L. Bezrukov; T. Bode; V. Brudanin; R. Brugnera; D. Budjas; A. Caldwell; C. Cattadori; A. Chernogorov; O. Chkvorets; F. Cossavella; A. D`Andragora; E. V. Demidova; A. Denisov; A. di Vacri; A. Domula; V. Egorov; R. Falkenstein; A. Ferella; K. Freund; F. Froborg; N. Frodyma; A. Gangapshev; A. Garfagnini; J. Gasparro; S. Gazzana; R. Gonzalez de Orduna; P. Grabmayr; V. Gurentsov; K. Gusev; K. K. Guthikonda; W. Hampel; A. Hegai; M. Heisel; S. Hemmer; G. Heusser; W. Hofmann; M. Hult; L. V. Inzhechik; L. Ioannucci; J. Janicsko Csalty; J. Jochum; M. Junker; R. Kankanyan; S. Kianovsky; T. Kihm; J. Kiko; I. V. Kirpichnikov; A. Kirsch; A. Klimenko; M. Knapp; K. T. Knöpfle; O. Kochetov; V. N. Kornoukhov; K. Kröninger; V. Kusminov; M. Laubenstein; A. Lazzaro; V. I. Lebedev; B. Lehnert; D. Lenz; H. Liao; M. Lindner; I. Lippi; J. Liu; X. Liu; A. Lubashevskiy; B. Lubsandorzhiev; A. A. Machado; B. Majorovits; W. Maneschg; G. Marissens; S. Mayer; G. Meierhofer; I. Nemchenok; L. Niedermeier; S. Nisi; J. Oehm; C. O'Shaughnessy; L. Pandola; P. Peiffer; K. Pelczar; A. Pullia; S. Riboldi; F. Ritter; C. Rossi Alvarez; C. Sada; M. Salathe; C. Schmitt; S. Schönert; J. Schreiner; J. Schubert; O. Schulz; U. Schwan; B. Schwingenheuer; H. Seitz; E. Shevchik; M. Shirchenko; H. Simgen; A. Smolnikov; L. Stanco; F. Stelzer; H. Strecker; M. Tarka; U. Trunk; C. A. Ur; A. A. Vasenko; S. Vogt; O. Volynets; K. von Sturm; V. Wagner; M. Walter; A. Wegmann; M. Wojcik; E. Yanovich; P. Zavarise; I. Zhitnikov; S. V. Zhukov; D. Zinatulina; K. Zuber; G. Zuzel

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA Experiment  

SciTech Connect

The Majorana Collaboration is assembling an array of HPGe detectors to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in {sup 76}Ge. Initially, Majorana aims to construct a prototype module to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment. The design and potential reach of this prototype Demonstrator module are presented.

Guiseppe, V.E. [Univ S Dakota; Keller, C. [Univ S Dakota; Mei, D-M [Univ S Dakota; Perevozchikov, O. [Univ S Dakota; Perumpilly, G. [Univ S Dakota; Thomas, K. [Univ S Dakota; Xiang, W. [Univ S Dakota; Zhang, C. [Univ S Dakota; Aalseth, C.E. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Aguayo, E. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Ely, J. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Fast, J.E. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Hoppe, E.W. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Hossbach, T.W. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Keillor, M. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Kephart, J.D. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Kouzes, R. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Miley, H.S. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Mizouni, L. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Myers, A.W. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Reid, D. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Amman, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Bergevin, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Chan, Y-D [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Detwiler, J.A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Loach, J.C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Luke, P.N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Martin, R.D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Poon, A.W.P. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Prior, G. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Vetter, K. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Yaver, H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Avignone, F.T. III [University of South Carolina; Creswick, R. [University of South Carolina; Farach, H. [University of South Carolina; Mizouni, L. [University of South Carolina; Avignone, Frank Titus [ORNL; Bertrand Jr, Fred E [ORNL; Capps, Gregory L [ORNL; Cooper, Reynold J [ORNL; Radford, David C [ORNL; Varner Jr, Robert L [ORNL; Wilkerson, John F [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Yu, Chang-Hong [ORNL; Back, H.O. [University of North Carolina; Leviner, L. [North Carolina State University; Young, A.R. [North Carolina State University; Back (et al.), H.O. [Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, NC; Bai, X. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Hong, H. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Howard, S. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Medlin, D. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Sobolev, V. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Barabash, A.S. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Konovalov, S.I. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Vanyushin, I. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Yumatov, V. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Barbeau, P.S. [University of Chicago; Collar, J.I. [University of Chicago; Fields, N. [University of Chicago; Boswell (et al.), M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Brudanin, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Egorov, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Gusey, K. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Kochetov, O. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Shirchenko, M. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Timkin, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Yakushev, E. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Bugg, W. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Efremenko, M. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Burritt (et al.), T.H. [University of Washington, Ctr Expt Nucle Phys & Astrophys; Burritt (et al.), T.H. [University of Washington, Dept Phys, Seattle, WA; Busch, M. [Duke University; Esterline, J. [Duke University; Swift, G. [Duke University; Tornow, W. [Duke University/TUNL; Ejiri, H. [Osaka University; Hazama, R. [Osaka University; Nomachi, M. [Osaka University; Shima, T. [Osaka University; Finnerty (et al.), P. [University of North Carolina; et al.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

EXO  

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The EXO Project The Enriched Xenon Observatory 200, or EXO-200, is designed to look for an ultra-rare phenomenon that could reveal key secrets about the nature of the neutrino. Neutrinos - meaning "small neutral ones" - are subatomic particles lacking an electric charge. Double beta decay is the radioactive decay of the nucleus of an atom - such as xenon. Typically, two electrons or positrons (beta particles) and two antineutrinos -- are emitted from the nucleus when two neutrons become protons. This was first observed in 1986. Neutrinoless double beta decay has not yet been seen but is thought to exist. In neutrinoless double beta decay, no neutrinos would be emitted from the nucleus. In order for this to occur, the neutrino must be its own

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Relation between the 2{nu}{beta}{beta} and 0{nu}{beta}{beta} nuclear matrix elements  

SciTech Connect

A formal relation between the GT part of the nuclear matrix elements M{sub GT}{sup 0{nu}} of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay and the closure matrix elements M{sub cl}{sup 2{nu}} of 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay is established. This relation is based on the integral representation of these quantities in terms of their dependence on the distance r between the two nucleons undergoing transformation. We also discuss the difficulties in determining the correct values of the closure 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay matrix elements.

Vogel, Petr [Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Simkovic, Fedor [Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Comenius University, Mlynska dolina F1, SK-84248 Bratislava (Slovakia)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

91

Applied Beta Dosimetry  

SciTech Connect

Measurements of beta and/or nonpenetrating exposure results is complicated and past techniques and capabilities have resulted in significant inaccuracies in recorded results. Current developments have resulted in increased capabilities which make the results more accurate and should result in less total exposure to the work force. Continued development of works in progress should provide equivalent future improvements.

Rich, B.L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Low Radioactivity in CANDLES  

SciTech Connect

CANDLES is the project to search for double beta decay of 48Ca by using CaF2 crystals. Double beta decay of 48Ca has the highest Q value among all nuclei whose double beta decay is energetically allowed. This feature makes the study almost background free and becomes important once the study is limited by the backgrounds. We studied double beta decays of 48Ca by using ELEGANTS VI detector system which features CaF2(Eu) crystals. We gave the best limit on the lifetime of neutrino-less double beta decay of 48Ca although further development is vital to reach the neutrino mass of current interest for which CANDLES is designed. In this article we present how CANDLES can achieve low radioactivity, which is the key for the future double beta decay experiment.

Kishimoto, T.; Ogawa, I.; Hazama, R.; Yoshida, S.; Umehara, S.; Matsuoka, K.; Sakai, H.; Yokoyama, D.; Mukaida, K.; Ichihara, K.; Tatewaki, Y.; Kishimoto, K.; Hirano, Y.; Yanagisawa, A.; Ajimura, S. [Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043 (Japan)

2005-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

93

Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phoswich radiation detector for simultaneous spectroscopy of beta rays and gamma rays includes three scintillators with different decay time characteristics. Two of the three scintillators are used for beta detection and the third scintillator is used for gamma detection. A pulse induced by an interaction of radiation with the detector is digitally analyzed to classify the type of event as beta, gamma, or unknown. A pulse is classified as a beta event if the pulse originated from just the first scintillator alone or from just the first and the second scintillator. A pulse from just the third scintillator is recorded as gamma event. Other pulses are rejected as unknown events.

Farsoni, Abdollah T. (Corvallis, OR); Hamby, David M. (Corvallis, OR)

2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

94

BECCAV1.0 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002318WKSTN00 Brain-Emulating Cognition and Control Architecture (BECCA) V1.0 beta  http://sourceforge.net/projects/becca 

95

Double Degenerate Binary Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, angular momentum loss via gravitational radiation in double degenerate binary (DDB)systems (NS + NS, NS + WD, WD + WD, and AM CVn) is studied. Energy loss by gravitational waves has been estimated for each type of systems.

Yakut, K. [University of Ege, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, 35100-Izmir (Turkey)

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

96

Compositionally Dependent Displacive Transformation from Beta to ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... quenching from single beta phase field. The present study primarily focuses on possibly a new class of solid-solid mixed mode beta to omega transformation ...

97

Beta-decay beyond the standard model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss possible sources of new interactions in beta-decay and the role of beta-decay experiments in obtaining information on them. 46 refs.

Herczeg, P.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Beta particle monitor for surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A beta radiation detector which is capable of reliably detecting beta radiation emitted from a surface. An electrically conductive signal collector is adjustably mounted inside an electrically conductive enclosure which may define a single large opening for placing against a surface. The adjustable mounting of the electrically conductive signal collector can be based on the distance from the surface or on the expected beta energy range. A voltage source is connected to the signal collector through an electrometer or other display means for creating an electric field between the signal collector and the enclosure. Air ions created by the beta radiation are collected and the current produced is indicated on the electrometer or other display means.

MacArthur, Duncan W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Beta particle monitor for surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A beta radiation detector which is capable of reliably detecting beta radiation emitted from a surface. An electrically conductive signal collector is adjustably mounted inside an electrically conductive enclosure which may define a single large opening for placing against a surface. The adjustable mounting of the electrically conductive signal collector can be based on the distance from the surface or on the expected beta energy range. A voltage source is connected to the signal collector through an electrometer or other display means for creating an electric field between the signal collector and the enclosure. Air ions created by the beta radiation are collected and the current produced is indicated on the electrometer or other display means. 2 figs.

MacArthur, D.W.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

100

Beta function and anomalous dimensions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate that it is possible to determine the coefficients of an all-orders beta-function linear in the anomalous dimensions using as data the 2-loop coefficients together with the first one of the anomalous dimensions which are universal. The beta function allows us to determine the anomalous dimension of the fermion masses at the infrared fixed point, and the resulting values compare well with the lattice determinations.

Pica, Claudio; Sannino, Francesco [CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M (Denmark)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A matterless double slit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Double-slits provide incoming photons with a choice. Those that survive the passage have chosen from two possible paths which interfere to distribute them in a wave-like manner. Such wave-particle duality continues to be challenged and investigated in a broad range of disciplines with electrons, neutrons, helium atoms, C60 fullerenes, Bose-Einstein condensates and biological molecules. All variants have hitherto involved material constituents. We present a matterless double-slit scenario in which photons generated from virtual electron-positron pair annihilation in head-on collisions of a probe laser field with two ultra-intense laser beams form a double-slit interference pattern. Such electromagnetic fields are predicted to induce material-like behaviour in the vacuum, supporting elastic scattering between photons. Our double-slit scenario presents on the one hand a realisable method to observe photon-photon scattering, and demonstrates on the other, the possibility of both controlling light with light and non-locally investigating features of the quantum vacuum's structure.

B. King; A. Di Piazza; C. H. Keitel

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

102

DOUBLE MAJORS Imaging Science + ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DOUBLE MAJORS Imaging Science + ... Applied Mathematics Biomedical Sciences Computer Science Undergraduate Research Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-op) (optional) Study Abroad WHY IMAGING SCIENCE Science: BS, MS, PhD Color Science: MS, PhD BS + MS/PhD Combos HUMAN VISION BIO- MEDICAL ASTRO- PHYSICS

Zanibbi, Richard

103

Double-digit growth  

SciTech Connect

The global need for additional generating capacity continues to grow at double digit rates in some cases. Opportunities for partnerships and joint ventures vary considerably by country and region. A closer look is taken at five countries where the playing fields are increasingly tipping to favor outside partners in power development projects -- India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Mexico.

Cartselos, T.; Meade, W.; Hernandez, L.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Low background techniques in XMASS  

SciTech Connect

The XMASS project aims to detect pp and {sup 7}Be solar neutrinos, neutrino-less double beta decay, and dark matter searches using ultra-pure liquid xenon. The first stage of XMASS project is concentrated on dark matter searches using 800 kg liquid xenon detector which requires low background and low threshold. Several techniques applied to XMASS detector for low background will be presented.

Takeda, Atsushi [Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, University of Tokyo, 456 Higashi-Mozumi, Kamioka-cho, Hida, Gifu, 506-1205 (Japan)

2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

105

Cuoricino last results and Cuore R&D  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CUORICINO is a bolometric experiment on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (DBD0n) of 130Te.It consists of an array of 62 TeO2 crystals with a total mass of ~ 40.7 kg.While being a self consistent experiment CUORICINO is also a good test for the feasibility of the next generation experiment CUORE, ~ 750 kg of TeO2 bolometric mass.In this paper last results from CUORICINO and prospects for the future CUORE.

S. Capelli on behalf of

2005-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

106

Almost Degenerate Neutrinos with Maximal Mixing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If the upper limit on the effective (Majorana) neutrino mass from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments is confirmed to be much less than an electron-volt, then one way to reconcile it with the degenerate neutrino mass pattern suggested recently to explain the observed deficit of solar and atmospheric neutrinos as well as neutrinos as HDM is to postulate that there be maximal mixing among the three light (or two) neutrinos. This suggestion is advanced in this paper and is analysed.

R. N. Mohapatra; S. Nussinov

1994-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

107

The small mixing angle {theta}13 and the lepton asymmetry  

SciTech Connect

We present the correlation of low energy CP phases, and the lepton asymmetry for the baryon asymmetry in the universe, for cases in which the amount of the lepton asymmetry YL turns out to be proportional to {theta}{sub 13}{sup 2}, considering the constraint between two types of CP phases and the relation of YL versus the Jarlskog invariant or the amplitude of neutrinoless double beta decay as {theta}13 varies.

Lee, Song-Haeng; Siyeon, Kim [Department of Physics, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 156-756 (Korea, Republic of)

2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

108

Regulatory sequences within DQ. cap alpha. and DQ. beta  

SciTech Connect

The Class II Histocompatibility Antigen DQ is characterized by tissue specific expression, relatively late appearance in development and modulation of expression in response to gamma interferon, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), and prostaglandins of the E series. They have utilized the sensitive reporter function of chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) in transient expression assays to screen for the presence of regulatory regions within the DQ..cap alpha.. and DQ..beta.. genes. Two regions have been identified which stimulate CAT transcription in transfected cells. One region includes the first intron of DQ..beta.. and the other region brackets the first exon of DQ/sup 2/. These regions are both tissue specific in their stimulation of CAT transcription i.e., both regions stimulate transcription more effectively in a DQ expressing B cell line (BJAB) than in a DQ negative T cell line (Jurkat). Additionally, the CAT plasmids containing the first intron of DQ..beta.. appear to be gamma interferon responsive. Transfection of these plasmids into BJAB followed by treatment of the cells with gamma interferon for 24 hours results in a doubling of the CAT transcription. This increase is analogous to the endogenous DQ response to gamma interferon. These two regions undoubtedly contribute to the complex regulation of DQ expression.

Sullivan, K.; Peterlin, B.M.

1986-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

109

Optimization of the Geometric Beta for the SSR2 Cavities of the Project X  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Project X based on the 3 GeV CW superconducting Linac and is currently in the R&D phase. The CW SC Linac starts from a low-energy SCRF section (2.1 - 165 MeV) containing three different types of resonators. HWR f = 162.5 MHz (2.1 - 11 MeV) having beta= 0.11, SSR1 f = 325 MHz (11 - 35 MeV) having beta = 0.21. In this paper we present the analysis that lead to the final design of SSR2 f = 325 MHz cavity (35 - 165 MeV). We present the results of optimization of the geometric beta and the comparison between single, double and triple spoke resonators used in Project X frontend. A {beta} optimization has been carried out for the last spoke cavity section of Project X front end. The optimization process of {beta}{sub opt} for a single spoke resonator family SSR2 shown that {beta}{sub opt} = 0.47 looks better than the previous choice, which is {beta}{sub opt} = 0.4. This change can save some cavities and provide the same final energy for this section, 160 MeV. Single double and triple spoke resonator performances have been compared. The best option is the single spoke resonator SSR2 because the NTTF of a multi-spoke resonator is much narrower than a single one. In the energy range considered (40-160 MeV) the most efficient resonator is the single spoke one.

Solyak, N.; Vostrikov, A.; Yakovlev, V.P.; /Fermilab; Awida, M.H.; Berrutti, P.; Gonin, I.V.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

On the Beta Plane Approximation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta plane approximation as it is usually derived suffers from the difficulty that it is only valid if the quasi-geostrophic approximation is made. It is not valid for the underlying momentum and continuity equations. The problem in the ...

W. T. M. Verkley

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Neutron Beta Decay Studies with Nab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Precision measurements in neutron beta decay serve to determine the coupling constants of beta decay and allow for several stringent tests of the standard model. This paper discusses the design and the expected performance of the Nab spectrometer.

Baeßler, S; Alonzi, L P; Balascuta, S; Barrón-Palos, L; Bowman, J D; Bychkov, M A; Byrne, J; Calarco, J R; Chupp, T; Vianciolo, T V; Crawford, C; Frlež, E; Gericke, M T; Glück, F; Greene, G L; Grzywacz, R K; Gudkov, V; Harrison, D; Hersman, F W; Ito, T; Makela, M; Martin, J; McGaughey, P L; McGovern, S; Page, S; Penttilä, S I; Po?ani?, D; Rykaczewski, K P; Salas-Bacci, A; Tompkins, Z; Wagner, D; Wilburn, W S; Young, A R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Neutron Beta Decay Studies with Nab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Precision measurements in neutron beta decay serve to determine the coupling constants of beta decay and allow for several stringent tests of the standard model. This paper discusses the design and the expected performance of the Nab spectrometer.

S. Baeßler; R. Alarcon; L. P. Alonzi; S. Balascuta; L. Barrón-Palos; J. D. Bowman; M. A. Bychkov; J. Byrne; J. R. Calarco; T. Chupp; T. V. Vianciolo; C. Crawford; E. Frlež; M. T. Gericke; F. Glück; G. L. Greene; R. K. Grzywacz; V. Gudkov; D. Harrison; F. W. Hersman; T. Ito; M. Makela; J. Martin; P. L. McGaughey; S. McGovern; S. Page; S. I. Penttilä; D. Po?ani?; K. P. Rykaczewski; A. Salas-Bacci; Z. Tompkins; D. Wagner; W. S. Wilburn; A. R. Young

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

113

Double domino driver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The double domino driver is fully differential and is optimized for low switching noise and power. The noise behavior and power dissipation is improved by limiting the signal swing. The domino driver consists of a combination of mini drivers, each of which is switched on in two steps. In the first step a voltage equal to a fraction of the supply voltage propagates through the chain of mini drivers and turn them partially on. In the second step the voltage is increased to its maximum value and is made to propagate through the chain, turning the mini drivers completely on. The rise and fall time of the output signal can be increased by adding mini drivers. For a 5 volt supply voltage with 5 mini drivers the switching noise in decreased to levels less than 100 micro volts. The power dissipation with this driver is least as compared to ECL and other logic systems. The double domino driver is useful in communication and VLSI systems.

Vanstraelen, G.F.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Physics Division annual report, 1 January-31 December 1984  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A brief overview of each of the several areas of research is given with a list of resulting publications. Areas of research include electron-positron annihilation, neutrino interactions, neutrinoless double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo, double beta decay of /sup 76/Ge, antiproton-proton interactions, right-handed gauge boson effects, muon decay asymmetry parameter measurements, supernovae detection, Nemesis search, and detector development. Areas of theoretical research include electroweak interactions, strong interactions, nonperturbative dynamics, supersymmetry, and cosmology and particle physics. 34 figs. (WRF)

Not Available

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

SUTTIP V.0.1 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002915WKSTN00 Sandia Unstructured Triangle Tabular Interpolation Package v 0.1 beta  ihttps://software.sandia.gov/ 

116

Measurement of plasma beta in high-. beta. fusion experiments  

SciTech Connect

The plasma beta on axis of a high-..beta.. plasma column can be determined by combining measurements of the magnetic flux excluded by the plasma column and the plasma luminosity profile. The excluded flux is measured by a balanced loop-probe arrangement consisting of a small magnetic probe outside the discharge tube, which measures the external magnetic field, and a single-turn loop around the discharge tube which senses dphi/ dt inside the tube and is sensitive to the magnetic flux excluded by the plasma. With the signals from the loop and probe nulled without plasma, the integrated difference signal normalized to the integrated probe signal gives the net magnetic flux excluded by the plasma column or the effective area from which flux is completely excluded.

Quinn, W.E.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

EIA - Eia.gov BETA  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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118

EIA - Eia.gov BETA  

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119

Double acting bit holder  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A double acting bit holder that permits bits held in it to be resharpened during cutting action to increase energy efficiency by reducing the amount of small chips produced. The holder consist of: a stationary base portion capable of being fixed to a cutter head of an excavation machine and having an integral extension therefrom with a bore hole therethrough to accommodate a pin shaft; a movable portion coextensive with the base having a pin shaft integrally extending therefrom that is insertable in the bore hole of the base member to permit the moveable portion to rotate about the axis of the pin shaft; a recess in the movable portion of the holder to accommodate a shank of a bit; and a biased spring disposed in adjoining openings in the base and moveable portions of the holder to permit the moveable portion to pivot around the pin shaft during cutting action of a bit fixed in a turret to allow front, mid and back positions of the bit during cutting to lessen creation of small chip amounts and resharpen the bit during excavation use.

Morrell, Roger J. (Blommington, MN); Larson, David A. (Minneapolis, MN); Ruzzi, Peter L. (Eagan, MN)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

A mass-dependent beta-function  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Threshold effects related to fermion masses are considered for an all-order beta-function based on a background field momentum subtraction scheme. Far away from all thresholds, the suggested beta-function reduces to the conjectured all-order form inspired by the Novikov-Shifman-Vainshtein-Zakharov beta-function of N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories with a fixed integer number of fermion flavours. At (formally) infinite masses the corresponding pure Yang--Mills beta-function is recovered. We discuss applications to the phase diagram of non-Abelian field theories.

Dietrich, Dennis D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Introducing the National Library of Energy Beta  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Introducing the National Library of Energy Beta News In the News In Focus 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Presentations & Testimony Recovery Act Contact Information...

122

Nuclear beta-decay measurements and |Vud|  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some recent work in nuclear beta decay related to the value of |Vud| is described along with some near-term goals for future measurements.

Dan Melconian

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

123

Nuclear beta-decay measurements and |Vud|  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some recent work in nuclear beta decay related to the value of |Vud| is described along with some near-term goals for future measurements.

Melconian, Dan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Experiment #7: Magnetic Deflection of Beta Rays  

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

of magnetism. Materials Geiger counter Wooden block (to hold the source) Aluminum shield with hole (for Geiger counter) Two cow magnets Magnet holders Sr-90 (beta source)...

125

BECCA V0.1 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002399MLTPL00 Brain-Emulating Cognition and Control Architecture (BECCA) v. 0.2 beta  http://becca.sourceforge.net 

126

Alloy by Double Mechanical Milling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results show that the morphology of double mechanical milling powder is regular and the TiAl phase and Ti3Al phase were observed in the powders.

127

High-beta plasma research. Task 1: high-beta tokamak research. Task 2: high-beta plasma theory. Annual progress report  

SciTech Connect

A very brief summary of work on high-beta plasma theory and high-beta tokamak research is given. (MOW)

Navratil, G.A.; Chu, C.K.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Double-super-connected digraphs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A strongly connected digraph D is said to be super-connected if every minimum vertex-cut is the out-neighbor or in-neighbor set of a vertex. A strongly connected digraph D is said to be double-super-connected if every minimum vertex-cut is both the out-neighbor ... Keywords: Cartesian product, Double-super-connected, Lexicographic product, Line digraphs, Super-connected

Juan Liu; Jixiang Meng; Zhao Zhang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Beta decays with momentum space Majorana spinors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We construct and apply to beta decays a truly neutral local quantum field that is entirely based upon momentum space Majorana spinors. We make the observation that theory with momentum space Majorana spinors of real C parities is equivalent to Dirac's theory. For imaginary C parities, the neutrino mass can drop from the single beta decay trace and reappear in 0\

M. Kirchbach; C. Compean; L. Noriega

2004-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

130

Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An intra-operative beta particle probe is provided by placing a suitable photomultiplier tube (PMT), micro channel plate (MCP) or other electron multiplier device within a vacuum housing equipped with: 1) an appropriate beta particle permeable window; and 2) electron detection circuitry. Beta particles emitted in the immediate vicinity of the probe window will be received by the electron multiplier device and amplified to produce a detectable signal. Such a device is useful as a gamma insensitive, intra-operative, beta particle probe in surgeries where the patient has been injected with a beta emitting radiopharmaceutical. The method of use of such a device is also described, as is a position sensitive such device.

Weisenberger, Andrew G. (Grafton, VA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Method for conversion of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds ...  

A process is disclosed for conversion of salts of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated ...

132

National Library of Energy beta: A New Search Engine Facilitating...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

National Library of Energy beta: A New Search Engine Facilitating Access to DOE Info National Library of Energy, Beta OSTI has launched the Department of Energy (DOE) National...

133

The Quotient of the beta-Weibull Distribution.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A new class of distributions recently developed involves the logit of the beta distribution. Among this class of distributions are, the beta-Normal (Eugene et al.… (more)

Mdziniso, Nonhle Channon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Decimal System and Double Digits  

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

Decimal System and Double Digits Decimal System and Double Digits Name: Ken Status: other Grade: other Country: Canada Date: April 2011 Question: If the origin of the decimal system reflects counting on ten fingers and if zero came into use after the decimal system had been established why did we not create a single symbol for our tenth digit rather than use the double digit 10? If T were to represent the tenth number this would have created a counting system where the number series 1,2...9,T is followed by the same series having a 1 to the left then followed by the same series having a 2 to the left, etc. The T would be the last number in a series of ten single digits rather than be the first number in a series of double digits. The symbol zero would be used only between negative one and positive one because it represents the existence of nothing and, therefore, would have no other function.

135

Fourier Transform of the Stretched Exponential Function: Analytic Error Bounds, Double Exponential Transform, and Open-Source Implementation libkww  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The C library \\texttt{libkww} provides functions to compute the Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts function, i.e.\\ the Laplace-Fourier transform of the stretched (or compressed) exponential function $\\exp(-t^\\beta)$ for exponents $\\beta$ between 0.1 and 1.9 with sixteen-digits accuracy. Analytic error bounds are derived for the low and high frequency series expansions. For intermediate frequencies the numeric integration is enormously accelerated by using the Ooura-Mori double exponential transformation. The source code is available from the project home page \\url{http://apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de/doku/sc/kww}.

Joachim Wuttke

2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

136

Rossby Wave Propagation an Beta-Planes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The numerical modeling of stratospheric, quasi-geostrophic Rossby wave propagation on a beta-plane channel is examined to determine how wave propagation is affected by the use of low horizontal (spectral) resolution. This study considers time ...

Donal O'Sullivan

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Barotropic Vortex Evolution on a Beta Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A barotropic, primitive equation (shallow water) model is used on the beta plane to investigate the influence of divergence, total relative angular momentum (RAM) and advective nonlinearities on the evolution of a hurricane-like vortex. The ...

Lloyd J. Shapiro; Katsuyuki V. Ooyama

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Method for treating beta-spodumene ceramics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vapor-phase method for treating a beta-spodumene ceramic article to achieve a substitution of exchangeable hydrogen ions for the lithium present in the beta-spodumene crystals, wherein a barrier between the ceramic article and the source of exchangeable hydrogen ions is maintained in order to prevent lithium contamination of the hydrogen ion source and to generate highly recoverable lithium salts, is provided.

Day, J. Paul (Big Flats, NY); Hickman, David L. (Big Flats, NY)

1994-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

139

Beta/alpha continuous air monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single deep layer silicon detector in combination with a microcomputer, recording both alpha and beta activity and the energy of each pulse, distinquishing energy peaks using a novel curve fitting technique to reduce the natural alpha counts in the energy region where plutonium and other transuranic alpha emitters are present, and using a novel algorithm to strip out radon daughter contribution to actual beta counts. 7 figs.

Becker, G.K.; Martz, D.E.

1988-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

140

Prompt Gamma Rays in {sup 77}Ge after Neutron Capture on {sup 76}Ge  

SciTech Connect

The observation of neutrinoless double beta decay would be proof of the Majorana nature of the neutrino. Half-lives for these decays are very long (for {sup 76}Ge:>10{sup 25} y), so background reduction and rejection is the major task for double beta experiments. The GERDA (GERmanium Detector Array) experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory of the INFN (LNGS) searches for neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 76}Ge. The isotope {sup 76}Ge is an ideal candidate because it can be used as source and detector at the same time. A large remaining contribution to the background arises from the prompt gamma cascade after neutron capture by {sup 76}Ge followed by {beta}{sup -}-decay of {sup 77}Ge. Since the prompt gamma decay scheme is poorly known, measurements with isotopically enriched Germanium samples were carried out at the PGAA facility at the research reactor FRM II (Munich). With the known prompt gamma spectrum it will be possible to improve the overall veto efficiency of the GERDA experiment.

Meierhofer, Georg; Grabmayr, Peter; Jochum, Josef [Physikalisches Institut, Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, 72076 Tuebingen (Germany); Canella, Lea [Institut fuer Radiochemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Walther-Meissner-Str. 3, 85748 Garching (Germany); Jolie, Jan; Kudejova, Petra; Warr, Nigel [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Str. 77, 50937 Cologne (Germany)

2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Hierarchy in a double braneworld  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We show that the hierarchy between the Planck and the weak scales can follow from the tendency of gravitons and fermions to localize at different edges of a thick double wall embedded in an AdS{sub 5} spacetime without reflection symmetry. This double wall is a stable BPS thick-wall solution with two subwalls located at its edges; fermions are coupled to the scalar field through Yukawa interactions, but the lack of reflection symmetry forces them to be localized in one of the subwalls. We show that the graviton zero-mode wave function is suppressed in the fermion edge by an exponential function of the distance between the subwalls, and that the massive modes decouple so that Newtonian gravity is recuperated.

Guerrero, Rommel; Rodriguez, R. Omar [Unidad de Investigacion en Ciencias Matematicas, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, 400 Barquisimeto (Venezuela); Melfo, Alejandra; Pantoja, Nelson [Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida (Venezuela)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Method of producing .beta.-spodumene bodies  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Beta-spodumene bodies and method of preparing the bodies that involves providing a uniform plastic batch of inorganic raw materials, organic binder, and vehicle, wherein the inorganic raw materials are composed of, in percent by weight, about 75% to 95% minerals, and about 5% to 25% glass. The batch is formed into a green body that is fired to produce a body composed substantially of beta-spodumene, and having a thermal expansion coefficient of <10.times.10.sup.-7 /.degree.C.(0-800.degree. C.), and a strength of .gtoreq.4 Ksi.

Chyung, Kenneth (Painted Post, NY); Day, J. Paul (Big Flats, NY); Holleran, Louis M. (Big Flats, NY); Olszewski, Anthony R. (Bath, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Nonaqueous actinide hydride dissolution and production of actinide $beta$- diketonates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Actinide beta-diketonate complex molecular compounds are produced by reacting a beta-diketone compound with a hydride of the actinide material in a mixture of carbon tetrachloride and methanol. (auth)

Crisler, L.R.

1975-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

144

Direction of Hurricane Beta Drift in Horizontally Sheared Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impacts of linear environmental shears on beta drift direction are assessed through numerical experiments with a single-layer, primitive equation model. It is found that cyclonic (anticyclonic) shears turn the beta drift more westward (...

Bin Wang; Xiaofan Li; Liguang Wu

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Statistical Properties of a Convoluted Beta-Weibull Distribution.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A new class of distributions recently developed involves the logit of the beta distribution. Among this class of distributions are the beta-normal (Eugene et.al. (2002));… (more)

Sun, Jianan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Comparing radiative and recoil corrections in neutron beta-decay and inverse beta-decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The inverse $\\beta$-decay reaction, anti-nu_e + p --> e^+ + n, for low-energy anti-neutrinos coming from nuclear reactors is of great current interest in connection with high-precision measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$. We have previously derived analytic expressions, up to next-to-leading order in heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory, for the radiative corrections (RCs) and the nucleon-recoil corrections both for this reaction and for the related neutron $\\beta$-decay process. We investigate here the numerical consequences of these analytic expressions. We show that the recoil corrections are small for neutron $\\beta$-decay, but for inverse $\\beta$-decay, the recoil corrections are comparable in size to the RCs for typical energies of reactor anti-neutrinos, and they have opposite signs. It turns out that the RCs and the recoil corrections exhibit very different dependences on the neutrino energy.

Raha, U; Kubodera, K

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Nuclear matrix elements of exotic 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-mechanisms  

SciTech Connect

An uncontroversial detection of the 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay will prove the total lepton number to be broken in nature, and neutrinos to be Majorana particles. However, it will immediately generate questions: What is the mechanism that triggers the decay? What happens if several mechanisms are active for the decay? There is a general consensus that a measurement of the 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay in one isotope does not allow us to determine the underlying physics mechanism. Complementary measurements in different isotopes is very important. It is thus important that experiments involving as many different targets as possible to be pursued. Furthermore, in the presence of interference between the various mechanisms, the availability of reliable nuclear matrix elements becomes more imperative.

Simkovic, Fedor [Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

148

Comparing radiative and recoil corrections in neutron beta-decay and inverse beta-decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The inverse $\\beta$-decay reaction, anti-nu_e + p --> e^+ + n, for low-energy anti-neutrinos coming from nuclear reactors is of great current interest in connection with high-precision measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$. We have previously derived analytic expressions, up to next-to-leading order in heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory, for the radiative corrections (RCs) and the nucleon-recoil corrections both for this reaction and for the related neutron $\\beta$-decay process. We investigate here the numerical consequences of these analytic expressions. We show that the recoil corrections are small for neutron $\\beta$-decay, but for inverse $\\beta$-decay, the recoil corrections are comparable in size to the RCs for typical energies of reactor anti-neutrinos, and they have opposite signs. It turns out that the RCs and the recoil corrections exhibit very different dependences on the neutrino energy.

U. Raha; F. Myhrer; K. Kubodera

2012-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

149

A Double Smoothing Technique for Constrained Convex ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose an efficient approach for solving a class of convex opti- ... accelerate our scheme, we introduce a novel double smoothing technique ...

150

Double perovskite catalysts for oxidative coupling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Alkali metal doped double perovskites containing manganese and at least one of cobalt, iron and nickel are useful in the oxidative coupling of alkane to higher hydrocarbons.

Campbell, K.D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Double Patenting--One Patent per Invention  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Double Patenting—One Patent per Invention. Arnold B. Silverman. Patent claims recite the scope of protection provided by a patent. The Patent Statute ...

152

Kernridge project does double duty  

SciTech Connect

The huge volume of steam that Kernridge Oil Co. generates to increase production of heavy crude oil from California's South Belridge field may do double duty. The company, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co., is in the planning stages with a cogeneration project that would produce enough electricity to meet the electric needs of a community of more than 200,000 people. Meanwhile, Kernridge continues to exceed projections used in the acquisition assessment for the former Belridge Oil Co. properties which the Kernridge parent, Shell, bought in December 1979. The company formed Kernridge early in 1980 to operate the former Belridge properties. Since taking over, Kernridge has pursued development aggressively and has increased production to 65,000 bopd from the previous owner's 42,000 bopd.

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1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Method for conversion of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process is disclosed for conversion of salts of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and/or salts of .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. Conversion products find use, e.g., as feedstock and/or end-use chemicals.

Lilga, Michael A. (Richland, WA); White, James F. (Richland, WA); Holladay, Johnathan E. (Kennewick, WA); Zacher, Alan H. (Kennewick, WA); Muzatko, Danielle S. (Kennewick, WA); Orth, Rick J. (Kennewick, WA)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

154

Improved double planar probe data analysis technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Plasma electron number density and ion number density in a dc multidipole weakly collisional Ar plasma are measured with a single planar Langmuir probe and a double planar probe, respectively. A factor of two discrepancy between the two density measurements is resolved by applying Sheridan's empirical formula [T. E. Sheridan, Phys. Plasmas 7, 3084 (2000)] for sheath expansion to the double probe data.

Ghim, Young-chul; Hershkowitz, Noah [Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

Double bevel construction of a diamond anvil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A double or multiple bevel culet geometry is used on a diamond anvil in a high pressure cell apparatus to provide increased sample pressure and stability for a given force applied to the diamond tables. Double or multiple bevel culet geometries can also be used for sapphire or other hard crystal anvils. Pressures up to and above 5 Megabars can be reached. 8 figs.

Moss, W.C.

1988-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

156

New gas mixtures suitable for rare event detection using a Micromegas-TPC detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The aim of the presented work was to develop further techniques based on a Micromegas-TPC, in order to reach a high gas gain with good energy resolution, and to search for gas mixtures suitable for rare event detection. This paper focuses on xenon, which is convenient for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay in 136 Xe. Conversely, a small admixture of xenon to CF 4 can reduce attachment in the latter. This gas mixture would be suitable for dark matter searches and the study of solar and reactor neutrinos. Various configurations of the Micromegas plane were investigated and are described.

L. Ounalli; J-L. Vuilleumier; D. Schenker; J-M. Vuilleumier

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

157

Status of R&D on Micromegas for Rare Event Searches: The T-REX project  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The T-REX project aims at developing novel readout techniques for Time Projection Chambers in experiments searching for rare events. The enhanced performance of the latest Micromegas readouts in issues like energy resolution, gain stability, homogeneity, material budget, combined with low background techniques, is opening new windows of opportunity for their application in this field. Here we review the latest results regarding the use and prospects of Micromegas readouts in axion physics (CAST and the future helioscope), as well as the R&D carried out within NEXT, to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay.

I. G. Irastorza; J. Castel; S. Cebrián; T. Dafni; G. Fanourakis; E. Ferrer-Ribas; D. Fortuño; L. Esteban; J. Galán; J. A. García; A. Gardikiotis; J. G. Garza; T. Geralis; I. Giomataris; H. Gómez; D. C. Herrera; F. J. Iguaz; G. Luzón; J. P. Mols; A. Ortiz; T. Papaevangelou; A. Rodríguez; J. Ruz; L. Seguí; A. Tomás; T. Vafeiadis; S. C. Yildiz

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

158

Detection of Alpha Particles and Low Energy Gamma Rays by Thermo-Bonded Micromegas in Xenon Gas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Micromegas is a type of micro-pattern gaseous detector currently under R&D for applications in rare event search experiments. Here we report the performance of a Micromegas structure constructed with a micromesh thermo-bonded to a readout plane, motivated by its potential application in two-phase xenon detectors for dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. The study is carried out in pure xenon at room temperature. Measurements with alpha particles from the Americium-241 source showed that gas gains larger than 200 can be obtained at xenon pressure up to 3 atm. Gamma rays down to 8 keV were observed with such a device.

Yuehuan Wei; Liang Guan; Zhiyong Zhang; Qing Lin; Xiaolian Wang; Kaixuan Ni; Tianchi Zhao

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

159

Light Collection in Liquid Noble Gases  

SciTech Connect

Liquid noble gases are increasingly used as active detector materials in particle and nuclear physics. Applications include calorimeters and neutrino oscillation experiments as well as searches for neutrinoless double beta decay, direct dark matter, muon electron conversion, and the neutron electric dipole moment. One of the great advantages of liquid noble gases is their copious production of ultraviolet scintillation light, which contains information about event energy and particle type. I will review the scintillation properties of the various liquid noble gases and the means used to collect their scintillation light, including recent advances in photomultiplier technology and wavelength shifters.

McKinsey, Dan [Yale University

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

160

Status and physics potential of NEXT-100  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The NEXT-100 time projection chamber, currently under construction, will search for neutrinoless double beta decay (bb0nu) using 100-150 kg of high-pressure xenon gas enriched in the Xe-136 isotope to ~91%. The detector possesses two important features for bb0nu searches: very good energy resolution (better than 1% FWHM at the Q value of Xe-136) and event topological information for the distinction between signal and background. Furthermore, the technique can be extrapolated to the ton-scale, thus allowing the full exploration of the inverted hierarchy of neutrino masses.

J. Martin-Albo; J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; for the NEXT Collaboration

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Crystallographic variant selection in {alpha}-{beta} brass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transformation texture of {alpha}/{beta} brass with a diffusional Widmanstaetten {alpha} growth morphology has been investigated. Electron micrographs and electron backscattered diffraction was used to determine that the orientation relationship between the {beta} phase and the {alpha} associated with nucleation at {beta} grain boundaries was 44.3 deg . Crystallographic variant selection was observed across those prior {beta}/{beta} grain boundaries, but this has little effect on the transformation texture due to the crystal symmetry. The effect of the crystallographic variant selection on texture is further weakened by nucleation of diffusional transformed {alpha} in the grain interior.

Stanford, N. [Manchester Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS (United Kingdom); Bate, P.S. [Manchester Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: pete.bate@man.ac.uk

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Beta optimization in the context of reactor relevant tokamaks  

SciTech Connect

In a reactor relevant tokamak the appropriate definition of {beta}, the ratio of the particle and magnetic field pressures, is {beta}* {equivalent to} (2 < p{sup 2} >{sup {1/2}} /B{sup 2}), which exceeds the conventional definition by a factor dependent on the pressure peaking factor, PPF. A simple scaling is obtained which relates the two definitions, {beta}*/{beta}{approx equal}0.9 {plus} 0.15 PPF. Stability properties are determined in terms of {beta}* in a circular and dee-shaped tokamak. 4 refs., 6 figs.

Manickam, J.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical models for high beta magnetohydrodynamic flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fundamentals of numerical magnetohydrodynamics for highly conducting, high-beta plasmas are outlined. The discussions emphasize the physical properties of the flow, and how elementary concepts in numerical analysis can be applied to the construction of finite difference approximations that capture these features. The linear and nonlinear stability of explicit and implicit differencing in time is examined, the origin and effect of numerical diffusion in the calculation of convective transport is described, and a technique for maintaining solenoidality in the magnetic field is developed. Many of the points are illustrated by numerical examples. The techniques described are applicable to the time-dependent, high-beta flows normally encountered in magnetically confined plasmas, plasma switches, and space and astrophysical plasmas. 40 refs.

Brackbill, J.U.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Reliability Estimation for Double Containment Piping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Double walled or double containment piping is considered for use in the ITER international project and other next-generation fusion device designs to provide an extra barrier for tritium gas and other radioactive materials. The extra barrier improves confinement of these materials and enhances safety of the facility. This paper describes some of the design challenges in designing double containment piping systems. There is also a brief review of a few operating experiences of double walled piping used with hazardous chemicals in different industries. This paper recommends approaches for the reliability analyst to use to quantify leakage from a double containment piping system in conceptual and more advanced designs. The paper also cites quantitative data that can be used to support such reliability analyses.

L. Cadwallader; T. Pinna

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Babar: Sin(2beta) With Charm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present measurements of time-dependent CP asymmetries of neutral B decays to several charm and charmonium final states. Data have been collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. In the absence of penguin contribution, the Standard Model predicts the time-dependent CP asymmetry parameters S and C are to be {eta}{sub CP} sin(2{beta}) and 0, respectively.

Grenier, P.; /Ecole Polytechnique /Clermont-Ferrand U.

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

166

Performances of a large mass ZnSe bolometer to search for rare events  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Scintillating bolometers of ZnSe are the baseline choice of the LUCIFER experiment, whose aim is to observe the neutrinoless double beta decay of 82Se. The independent read-out of the heat and scintillation signals allows to identify and reject alpha particle interactions, the dominant background source for bolometric detectors. In this paper we report the performances of a ZnSe crystal operated within the LUCIFER R&D. We measured the scintillation yield, the energy resolution and the background in the energy region where the signal from neutrinoless double beta decay of 82Se is expected with an exposure of 9.4 kg x days. With a newly developed analysis algorithm we improved the rejection of alpha events, and we estimated the increase in energy resolution obtained by the combination of the heat and light signals. For the first time we measured the light emitted by nuclear recoils, and found it to be compatible with zero. We conclude that the discrimination of nuclear recoils from beta/gamma interactions in the WIMPs energy region is possible, but low-noise light detectors are needed.

J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; L. Cardani; N. Casali; I. Dafinei; S. Di Domizio; F. Ferroni; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; S. Nagorny; F. Orio; L. Pattavina; G. Pessina; G. Piperno; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; C. Rusconi; C. Tomei; M. Vignati

2013-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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T-686: IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal Java Double Literal Denial...  

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686: IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal Java Double Literal Denial of Service Vulnerability T-686: IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal Java Double Literal Denial of Service Vulnerability August...

168

Why DNA is a double helix  

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Guest14 Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: Why is DNA in a double-helix shape? Replies: The why questions are always the worst. Why is anything the way it is? The...

169

Double layer capacitors : automotive applications and modeling  

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This thesis documents the work on the modeling of double layer capacitors (DLCs) and the validation of the modeling procedure. Several experiments were conducted to subject the device under test to a variety of ...

New, David Allen, 1976-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

D-branes and doubled geometry  

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We define the open string version of the nonlinear sigma model on doubled geometry introduced by Hull and Reid-Edwards, and derive its boundary conditions. These conditions include the restriction of D-branes to maximally isotropic submanifolds as well as a compatibility condition with the Lie algebra structure on the doubled space. We demonstrate a systematic method to derive and classify D-branes from the boundary conditions, in terms of embeddings both in the doubled geometry and in the physical target space. We apply it to the doubled three-torus with constant H-flux and find D0-, D1-, and D2-branes, which we verify transform consistently under T-dualities mapping the system to f-, Q- and R-flux backgrounds.

Cecilia Albertsson; Tetsuji Kimura; Ronald A. Reid-Edwards

2008-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

171

Preparation of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of fine particles of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate by means of a solid state process which comprises firing a mixture of calcium sulfate, silica and a reducing additive selected from the group consisting of calcium sulfide, carbon, carbon monoxide, methane and hydrogen, at a temperature of about 850.degree.-1000.degree. C. A carrier gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide may also be added, if desired. A high concentration of sulfur dioxide is a by-product of this process.

Shen, Ming-Shing (Laramie, WY, NJ); Chen, James M. (Rahway, NJ); Yang, Ralph T. (Amherst, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Preparation of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of fine particles of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate by means of a solid state process which comprises firing a mixture of calcium sulfate, silica, and a reducing additive selected from the group consisting of calcium sulfide, carbon, carbon monoxide, methane, and hydrogen, at a temperature of about 850 to 1000/sup 0/C. A carrier gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide may also be added, if desired. A high concentration of sulfur dioxide is a by-product of this process.

Shen, M.S.; Chen, J.M.; Yang, R.T.

1980-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks | Department of Energy  

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Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Built near the northeastern end of the Oak Ridge reservation, the Y-12 facility used the electromagnetic method to separate uranium-235 from the uranium-238 in natural uranium. During the Manhattan Project, Y-12 housed nine Alpha and eight Beta racetracks, which were arrangements of huge electromagnets containing a number of calutrons in the magnets' gaps. The calutrons sent a stream of charged particles through the magnetic field, deflecting the atoms of the lighter isotope more than those of the heavier isotope. This resulted in two streams that could be collected in different sections of the receivers. Containing 96 calutron tanks, each Alpha track was 122 feet long, 77 feet wide, and 15 feet high. Beta tracks were

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Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012)  

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Sodium-Beta Batteries Sodium-Beta Batteries Improving the performance and reducing the cost of sodium-beta batteries for large-scale energy storage Sodium-beta batteries (Na-beta batteries or NBBs) use a solid beta-alumina (ß˝-Al 2 O 3 ) electrolyte membrane that selectively allows sodium ion transport between a positive electrode (e.g., a metal halide) and a negative sodium electrode. NBBs typically operate at temperatures near 350˚C. They are increasingly used in renewable storage and utility applications due to their high round-trip efficiency, high energy densities, and energy storage capacities ranging from a few kilowatt-hours to multiple megawatt-hours. In fact, U.S. utilities

175

Labeled ALPHA4BETA2 ligands and methods therefor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Contemplated compositions and methods are employed to bind in vitro and in vivo to an .alpha.4.beta.2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in a highly selective manner. Where such compounds are labeled, compositions and methods employing such compounds can be used for PET and SPECT analysis. Alternatively, and/or additionally contemplated compounds can be used as antagonists, partial agonists or agonists in the treatment of diseases or conditions associated with .alpha.4.beta..beta.2 dysfunction.

Mukherjee, Jogeshwar; Pichika, Ramaiah; Potkin, Steven; Leslie, Frances; Chattopadhyay, Sankha

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

176

Double Bottom Line Project Report:Assessing Social Impact In Double Bottom Line Ventures  

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of Key Characteristics Glossary Method Summaries Theories ofin double bottom line ventures methods catalog glossary ofterms glossary of terms This glossary defines the variables

Rosenzweig, William

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Flame Doctor for Cyclone Boilers: Beta Demonstration Program  

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This report describes the results of the beta demonstration of the Flame Doctor system as it is applied to cyclone boilers.

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

178

Modeling Dislocation Slip Transmission across Alpha-Beta Interface ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

After matching the two GSFs at the alpha-beta interface with Burgers orientation relationship, we perform microscopic phase field simulations. These simulations  ...

179

Emerging Robust Beta Gamma TiAl Alloys  

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Recently a new class of TiAl based alloy system, called beta gamma, that ... Phase-Field Simulation on Phase Transformation during Creep Deformation in Type ...

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(TMP) of Alpha/Beta Titanium Alloys - Programmaster.org  

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An understanding of plastic flow is critical for mechanism-based models of the storage of hot work that drives recrystallization in the beta field following primary  ...

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Detection of alpha radiation in a beta radiation field  

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An apparatus and method for detecting alpha particles in the presence of high activities of beta particles utilizing an alpha spectrometer. The apparatus of the present invention utilizes a magnetic field applied around the sample in an alpha spectrometer to deflect the beta particles from the sample prior to reaching the detector, thus permitting detection of low concentrations of alpha particles. In the method of the invention, the strength of magnetic field required to adequately deflect the beta particles and permit alpha particle detection is given by an algorithm that controls the field strength as a function of sample beta energy and the distance of the sample to the detector.

Mohagheghi, Amir H. (Albuquerque, NM); Reese, Robert P. (Edgewood, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The Study of Phase Transformation in Beta Titanium Alloys Using ...  

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... Due to the combination of high strength and great ductility, beta titanium becomes a promising candidate for the future use in the biomedical implants field as ...

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High-resolution magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium code for unity beta plasmas  

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vertical field limits the plasma beta for non elongatedbeta equilibrium numerical procedure High-? configurations have extreme Shafranov shifts, compressing the flux surfaces on the low field

Gourdain, P A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search...  

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February 15, 2013 Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information The Department of Energy (DOE) Office...

185

SNL-EFDC V0.0 BETA  

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002401WKSTN00 SNL-EFDC (Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code) v. 0.0 beta  http://sourceforge.net/projects/snl-efdc/ 

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Modeling beta Virginis using seismological data  

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This paper presents the modeling of the F9 V star beta Virginis based on seismological measurements. Using the Geneva evolution code including rotation and atomic diffusion, we find that two distinct solutions reproduce all existing asteroseismic and non-asteroseismic observational constraints well: a main-sequence model with a mass of 1.28 +- 0.03 Msun and an age t = 3.24 +- 0.20 Gyr, or a model in the post-main sequence phase of evolution with a lower mass of 1.21 +- 0.02 Msun and an age t = 4.01 +- 0.30 Gyr. The small spacings and the ratio between small and large spacings are sensitive to the differences in the structure of the central layers between these two solutions and are also sensitive to the structural changes due to the rotational mixing. They can therefore be used to unambiguously determine the evolutionary state of beta Vir and to study the effects of rotation on the inner structure of the star. Unfortunately, existing asteroseismic data do not enable such precise determination. We also show that the scatter in frequencies introduced by the rotational splittings can account for the larger dispersion of the observed large spacings for the non-radial modes than for the radial modes.

P. Eggenberger; F. Carrier

2006-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

187

Particle Data Group - 2012 Particle Listings  

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Cut-off date for this update was January 15, 2012. Cut-off date for this update was January 15, 2012. GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-), Searches for Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings (rev.) Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay (rev.) Introduction to Three-Neutrino Mixing Parameters Listings Neutrino Mixing (rev.) Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...) Note on the Quark Masses (rev.)

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Particle Data Group - 2008 Particle Listings  

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GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-), Searches for Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay Neutrino Mixing Solar Neutrinos Review Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...) Note on the Quark Masses LIGHT QUARKS --- u, d, s c quark b quark t quark b' quark (4**th Generation) t' quark (4**th Generation) Free Quark Searches

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Particle Data Group - 2013 Particle Listings  

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. . and 2013 partial update for the 2014 edition. Cut-off date for this update was January 15, 2013. GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-) Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings (rev.) Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay (rev.) Introduction to Three-Neutrino Mixing Parameters Listings Neutrino Mixing (rev.) Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...)

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Particle Data Group - 2010 Particle Listings  

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GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-), Searches for Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay Introduction to Three-Neutrino Mixing Parameters Listings Neutrino Mixing Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...) Note on the Quark Masses LIGHT QUARKS --- u, d, s c quark b quark t quark b' quark (4**th Generation)

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Estimation of Equivalent Sea Level Cosmic Ray Exposure for Low Background Experiment  

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While scientists at CERN and other particle accelerators around the world explore the boundaries of high energy physics, the Majorana project investigates the other end of the spectrum with its extremely sensitive, low background, low energy detector. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR aims to detect neutrinoless double beta decay (0???), a rare theoretical process in which two neutrons decay into two protons and two electrons, without the emission of the two antineutrinos that are a product of a normal double beta decay. This process is only possible if – and therefore a detection would prove — the neutrino is a Majorana particle, meaning that it is its own antiparticle [Aaselth et al. 2004] . The existence of such a decay would also disprove lepton conservation and give information about the neutrino's mass.

Greene, Austen T.; Orrell, John L.

2012-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

192

Reducing the beta-shift in domain wall fermion simulations  

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The beta-shift induced from dynamical domain wall quarks leads to increased roughness of the gauge field, thus reversing the effect of smoothing from the gauge action improvement. By exploiting the relation of overlap and domain wall fermions in greater detail,we propose an algorithm which reduces the beta-shift to the level of dynamical overlap fermions.

Alban Allkoci; Artan Borici

2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

193

THE DIFFUSION OF HYDROGEN IN BETA ZIRCONIUM  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Diffusion coefficients for hydrogen in beta zirconium were determined from permeation rates in the range 650 to 850 deg C. Both the steady-state method, which is dependent upon the hydrogen concentration, and the time-lag method, which is independent of hydrogen concentration, were employed to obtain diffusion data. Zirconium disks, 0.03 to 0.1 cm thick and varying in hydrogen concentration from 9 to 33 at.%, were used to measure permeation rates. The diffusion coefficients determined by the steady-state and time-lag methods on samples of differing thickness were in agreement. It was concluded that the permeation process was diffusion controlled. The diffusion coefficients were found to be independent of concentration and can be expressed by D = 6.14 x 10/ sup 4/ exp (--45,900/RT). (auth)

Albrecht, W.M.; Goode, W.D. Jr.

1959-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

194

MHD activity and energy loss during beta saturation and collapse at high beta poloidal in PBX  

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High-..beta.. experiments, in medium to high-q tokamak plasmas, exhibit a temporal ..beta.. saturation and collapse. This behavior has been attributed to ballooning, ideal kink, or tearing modes. In PBX, a unique diagnostic capability allowed studies of the relation between MHD and energy loss for neutral-beam-heated (<6 MW), mildly indented (10 to 15%), nearly steady I/sub p/ discharges that approached the Troyon-Gruber limit. Under these conditions, correlations between MHD activity and energy losses have shown that the latter can be almost fully accounted for by various long wavelength MHD instabilities and that there is no need to invoke high-n ballooning modes in PBX. 6 refs., 4 figs.

Kugel, H.W.; Sesnic, S.; Bol, K.; Chance, M.; Fishman, H.; Fonck, R.; Gammel, G.; Kaita, R.; Kaye, S.; LeBlanc, B.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Particle Adventure | Particle decays and annihiliations | Neutron beta  

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Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta decays Neutron beta decays A neutron (udd) decays to a proton (uud), an electron, and an antineutrino. This is called neutron beta decay. (The term beta ray was used for electrons in nuclear decays because they didn't know they were electrons!) Frame 1: The neutron (charge = 0) made of up, down, down quarks. Frame 2: One of the down quarks is transformed into an up quark. Since the down quark has a charge of -1/3 and and the up quark has a charge of 2/3, it follows that this process is mediated by a virtual W- particle, which carries away a (-1) charge (thus charge is conserved!) Frame 3: The new up quark rebounds away from the emitted W-. The neutron now has become a proton. Frame 4: An electron and antineutrino emerge from the virtual W- boson.

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

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large BF 3 counters, Nuovo Cim. A (1971-1996), 101, 959 (Sasso Laboratory, Nuovo Cim. , A112, 819 (1999). [91] H.physics, Riv. Nuovo Cim. (1978-1999), 9, 1 (1986). [95

Kogler, Laura

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of 130Te in the CUORICINO experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

large BF 3 counters, Nuovo Cim. A (1971-1996), 101, 959 (Sasso Laboratory, Nuovo Cim. , A112, 819 (1999). [91] H.physics, Riv. Nuovo Cim. (1978-1999), 9, 1 (1986). [95

Kogler, Laura Katherine

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Measurement of the Double-Beta Decay Half-life of 136Xe in KamLAND-Zen  

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with con- tamination by fallout from the Fukushima-I reactormaterials by Fukushima fallout, which include 110m Ag. OnePo- tential backgrounds from fallout nuclei with half-lives

Gando, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of 130Te in the CUORICINO experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a temperature sensor, and a weak thermal link connecting thedissipated through the weak thermal link, the temperature of

Kogler, Laura Katherine

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a temperature sensor, and a weak thermal link connecting thedissipated through the weak thermal link, the temperature of

Kogler, Laura

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Double-Beta Decay Half-life of 136Xe in KamLAND-Zen  

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by fallout from the Fukushima-I reactor accident in Marchof detector materials by Fukushima fallout, which includeCo are not detected near Fukushima or our soil samples, we

Gando, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Status of EXO-200  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EXO-200 is the first phase of the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) experiment, which searches for neutrinoless double beta decay in {sup 136}Xe to measure the mass and probe the Majorana nature of the neutrino. EXO-200 consists of 200 kg of liquid Xe enriched to 80% in {sup 136}Xe in an ultra-low background TPC. Energy resolution is enhanced through the simultaneous collection of scintillation light using Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes (LAAPD's) and ionization charge. It is being installed at the WIPP site in New Mexico, which provides a 2000 meter water-equivalent overburden. EXO-200 will begin taking data in 2009, with the expected two-year sensitivity to the half-life for neutrinoless double beta decay of 6.4 x 10{sup 25} years. According to the most recent nuclear matrix element calculations, this corresponds to an effective Majorana neutrino mass of 0.13 to 0.19 eV. It will also measure the two neutrino mode for the first time in {sup 136}Xe.

Ackerman, Nicole; /SLAC

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

203

Status of EXO-200  

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EXO-200 is the first phase of the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) experiment, which searches for neutrinoless double beta decay in 136Xe to measure the mass and probe the Majorana nature of the neutrino. EXO-200 consists of 200 kg of liquid Xe enriched to 80% in 136Xe in an ultra-low background TPC. Energy resolution is enhanced through the simultaneous collection of scintillation light using Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes (LAAPD's) and ionization charge. It is being installed at the WIPP site in New Mexico, which provides a 2000 meter water-equivalent overburden. EXO-200 will begin taking data in 2009, with the expected two-year sensitivity to the half-life for neutrinoless double beta decay of 6.4 10^25 years. According to the most recent nuclear matrix element calculations, this corresponds to an effective Majorana neutrino mass of 0.13 to 0.19 eV. It will also measure the two neutrino mode for the first time in 136Xe.

Ackerman, Nicole

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Status of EXO-200  

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EXO-200 is the first phase of the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) experiment, which searches for neutrinoless double beta decay in 136Xe to measure the mass and probe the Majorana nature of the neutrino. EXO-200 consists of 200 kg of liquid Xe enriched to 80% in 136Xe in an ultra-low background TPC. Energy resolution is enhanced through the simultaneous collection of scintillation light using Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes (LAAPD's) and ionization charge. It is being installed at the WIPP site in New Mexico, which provides a 2000 meter water-equivalent overburden. EXO-200 will begin taking data in 2009, with the expected two-year sensitivity to the half-life for neutrinoless double beta decay of 6.4 10^25 years. According to the most recent nuclear matrix element calculations, this corresponds to an effective Majorana neutrino mass of 0.13 to 0.19 eV. It will also measure the two neutrino mode for the first time in 136Xe.

Nicole Ackerman

2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

205

On the Precipitation of the Omega Phase in the Beta Matrix of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding of beta to alpha phase transformation in beta titanium alloys will ... Aberration-Corrected Vector Field Electron Tomography of Magnetic Nano- ...

206

A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00 Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

207

The Dynamics of Double Monsoon Onsets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Double monsoon onset develops when the strong convection in the Bay of Bengal is accompanied by the monsoonlike circulation and appears in the Indian Ocean in early May, which is about 3 weeks earlier than the climatological date of the onset (1 ...

Maria K. Flatau; Piotr J. Flatau; Daniel Rudnick

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Double?Quantum Light Scattering by Molecules  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Double?quantum light scattering by a system of molecules is discussed in this paper. Expressions have been obtained for the scattered light intensity considering both the coherent and incoherent contributions. In that coherent contributions are also considered in this treatment

R. Bersohn; Yoh?Han Pao; H. L. Frisch

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Stability of high. beta. large aspect ratio tokamaks  

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High {beta}({beta}{much gt} {epsilon}/q{sup 2}) large aspect ratio ({epsilon} {much gt} 1) tokamak equilibria are shown to be always stable to ideal M.H.D. modes that are localized about a flux surface. Both the ballooning and interchange modes are shown to be stable. This work uses the analytic high {beta} large aspect ratio tokamak equilibria developed by Cowley et.al., which are valid for arbitrary pressure and safety factor profiles. The stability results make no assumption about these profiles or the shape of the boundary. 14 refs., 4 figs.

Cowley, S.C.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carports with Solar Panels do Double Duty for Navy | Department...  

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

Carports with Solar Panels do Double Duty for Navy Carports with Solar Panels do Double Duty for Navy May 14, 2010 - 12:22pm Addthis Joshua DeLung What does this project do? In...

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EA-1136: Double Tracks Test Site, Nye County, Nevada | Department...  

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6: Double Tracks Test Site, Nye County, Nevada EA-1136: Double Tracks Test Site, Nye County, Nevada SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal for the U.S....

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The Small Quantum Group as a Quantum Double  

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We prove that the quantum double of the quasi-Hopf algebra View the MathML source of We prove that the quantum double of the quasi-Hopf algebra Aq(g)

Etingof, Pavel I.

213

Tropical Cyclone Motion: Environmental Interaction Plus a Beta Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dynamics of tropical cyclone motion are investigated by solving for instantaneous motion tendencies using the divergent barotropic vorticity equation on a beta plane. Two methods of solution are presented a direct analytic solution for a ...

Greg J. Holland

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

The Beta Drift of Baroclinic Vortices. Part II: Diabatic Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta drift of diabatic vortices is investigated with a three-dimensional primitive equation model with simple physical parameterizations. The vertical coupling mechanism discussed in Part I is extended to include the effects of diabatic ...

Yuqing Wang; Greg J. Holland

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

ORNL NASA DAAC Announces Beta Test Version for Advanced Search  

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Test Version for Advanced Search The ORNL NASA DAAC is pleased to announce the public beta test release of the new version of our Mercury Advanced Search tool. Mercury is a...

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National Library of Energy (BETA): the Department of Energy's...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Articles & Blogs 92613 OSTIblog: The National Library of EnergyBeta: A Gateway to Information about the "All-of-the-Above" Energy Strategy AprilMay 2013 OSTI.gov Newsletter:...

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Reduction of beta activity from depleted derbies, ingots and crucibles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The reduction of beta radiation on uranium ingot and crucible surfaces was demonstrated in the production casting operation by adding a mixture of slag liner material (MgF/sub 2/) and calcium fluoride to the remelt charge. The beta emitters (/sup 234/Th and /sup 234/Pa) are largely discharged with the fluorides into drums during a remote crucible burnout operation; thereby, reducing operator exposure to beta radiation. A production test showed that very low beta radiation from uranium flat castings can be achieved by using derbies recently prepared by reduction. Plant tests with fluoride addition indicate that pickling of derbies may not be necessary for casting uranium flats from a plasma sprayed (ZrO/sub 2/) crucible. Also, ingots produced with fluoride additions had less pipe as compared to standard production technique. 2 references, 5 tables.

Briggs, G.G.; Schonegg, E.; Kato, T.R.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manhattan Project: Beta Racetrack, Y-12, Oak Ridge  

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Beta Racetrack, Y-12, Oak Ridge Events > The Uranium Path to the Bomb, 1942-1944 > Y-12: Construction, Oak Ridge: Clinton, 1943 Events > The Uranium Path to the Bomb, 1942-1944 >...

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(DDBS) System Doubles Pot Suction, Reduces Roof Emission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Suction (DDBS) System Doubles Pot Suction, Reduces Roof Emission .... Phase Change Materials in Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power ...

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System Specification for the Double Shell Tank (DST) System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document establishes the functional, performance, design, development, interface and test requirements for the Double-Shell Tank System.

GRENARD, C.E.

2000-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Tank characterization for Double-Shell Tank 241-AP-102  

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This document provides the characterization information and interprets the data for Double-Shell Tank AP-102.

DeLorenzo, D.S.; DiCenso, A.T.; Amato, L.C.; Weyns-Rollosson, M.I.; Smith, D.J. [Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., Kennewick, WA (United States); Simpson, B.C.; Welsh, T.L. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double layer capacitance of carbon foam electrodes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have evaluated a wide variety of microcellular carbon foams prepared by the controlled pyrolysis and carbonization of several polymers including: polyacrylonitrile (PAN), polymethacrylonitrile (PMAN), resorcinol/formaldehyde (RF), divinylbenzene/methacrylonitrile (DVB), phenolics (furfuryl/alcohol), and cellulose polymers such as Rayon. The porosity may be established by several processes including: Gelation (1-5), phase separation (1-3,5-8), emulsion (1,9,10), aerogel/xerogel formation (1,11,12,13), replication (14) and activation. In this report we present the complex impedance analysis and double layer charging characteristics of electrodes prepared from one of these materials for double layer capacitor applications, namely activated cellulose derived microcellular carbon foam.

Delnick, F.M.; Ingersoll, D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Firsich, D. [EG& G Mound Lab., Miamisburg, OH (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoding Beta-Decay Systematics: A Global Statistical Model for Beta^- Halflives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical modeling of nuclear data provides a novel approach to nuclear systematics complementary to established theoretical and phenomenological approaches based on quantum theory. Continuing previous studies in which global statistical modeling is pursued within the general framework of machine learning theory, we implement advances in training algorithms designed to improved generalization, in application to the problem of reproducing and predicting the halflives of nuclear ground states that decay 100% by the beta^- mode. More specifically, fully-connected, multilayer feedforward artificial neural network models are developed using the Levenberg-Marquardt optimization algorithm together with Bayesian regularization and cross-validation. The predictive performance of models emerging from extensive computer experiments is compared with that of traditional microscopic and phenomenological models as well as with the performance of other learning systems, including earlier neural network models as well as the support vector machines recently applied to the same problem. In discussing the results, emphasis is placed on predictions for nuclei that are far from the stability line, and especially those involved in the r-process nucleosynthesis. It is found that the new statistical models can match or even surpass the predictive performance of conventional models for beta-decay systematics and accordingly should provide a valuable additional tool for exploring the expanding nuclear landscape.

N. J. Costiris; E. Mavrommatis; K. A. Gernoth; J. W. Clark

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

224

Double-clad nuclear fuel safety rod  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for shutting down a nuclear reactor during an undercooling or overpower event, whether or not the reactor's scram system operates properly. This is accomplished by double-clad fuel safety rods positioned at various locations throughout the reactor core, wherein melting of a secondary internal cladding of the rod allows the fuel column therein to shift from the reactor core to place the reactor in a subcritical condition.

McCarthy, William H. (Los Altos, CA); Atcheson, Donald B. (Cupertino, CA); Vaidyanathan, Swaminathan (San Jose, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

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Effects of 28 Days of Beta-Alanine and Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation on Muscle Carnosine, Body Composition and Exercise Performance in Recreationally Active Females  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Early research with beta-alanine (beta-ALA) supplementation has shown increases in muscle carnosine as well as improvements in body composition, exercise performance and blood lactate levels. Creatine monohydrate supplementation has been extensively researched for its effects on anaerobic exercise performance. Recently, a new line of studies have examined the combined effects beta-ALA and creatine supplementation on anaerobic exercise performance and lactate threshold. The purpose of the present study is to examine the acute and chronic effects of beta-ALA supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate on body composition, aerobic and anaerobic exercise performance, and muscle carnosine and phosphagen levels in college-aged recreationally active females. Thirty-two females were randomized in a double-blind placebo controlled manner into one of four supplementation groups including beta-ALA only, creatine only, beta-ALA and creatine combined and placebo. Participants supplemented for four weeks and reported for testing at baseline, day 7 and day 28. Testing sessions consisted of a resting muscle biopsy of the vastus lateralis, body composition measurements, a graded exercise test on the cycle ergometer for VO2max and lactate threshold, and multiple Wingate tests for anaerobic exercise performance. Results showed all supplementation strategies increasing muscle carnosine levels over placebo after four weeks, but not between groups. Muscle creatine increased for all groups after four weeks, but not between groups. There were improvements for all groups with body composition after four weeks, despite the present study not including a specific training protocol. There were no group differences observed for aerobic exercise, blood lactate levels, lactate threshold, ventilatory threshold, peak power, mean power, total work or rate of fatigue. There were some trends for anaerobic exercise indicating groups supplementing with creatine may have greater improvements, however, these findings were not statistically significant. The present study failed to show any additive effects of beta-ALA and creatine supplementation for body composition, aerobic exercise, lactate threshold or anaerobic exercise measures. This could be due to the small sample size resulting in low power and effect sizes. Previous research has demonstrated that four weeks of beta-ALA and creatine supplementation was enough time to increase muscle carnosine and phosphagen levels. However, perhaps more time is needed for performance adaptations to occur, especially without the addition of an exercise training component.

Kresta, Julie Yong

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Decoding Beta-Decay Systematics: A Global Statistical Model for Beta^- Halflives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical modeling of nuclear data provides a novel approach to nuclear systematics complementary to established theoretical and phenomenological approaches based on quantum theory. Continuing previous studies in which global statistical modeling is pursued within the general framework of machine learning theory, we implement advances in training algorithms designed to improved generalization, in application to the problem of reproducing and predicting the halflives of nuclear ground states that decay 100% by the beta^- mode. More specifically, fully-connected, multilayer feedforward artificial neural network models are developed using the Levenberg-Marquardt optimization algorithm together with Bayesian regularization and cross-validation. The predictive performance of models emerging from extensive computer experiments is compared with that of traditional microscopic and phenomenological models as well as with the performance of other learning systems, including earlier neural network models as well as th...

Costiris, N J; Gernoth, K A; Clark, J W

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Neutron Interactions as Seen by A Segmented Germanium Detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is designed for the search for ``neutrinoless double beta decay'' (0-nu-2-beta) with germanium detectors enriched in Ge76. An 18-fold segmented prototype detector for GERDA Phase II was exposed to an AmBe neutron source to improve the understanding of neutron induced backgrounds. Neutron interactions with the germanium isotopes themselves and in the surrounding materials were studied. Segment information is used to identify neutron induced peaks in the recorded energy spectra. The Geant4 based simulation package MaGe is used to simulate the experiment. Though many photon peaks from germanium isotopes excited by neutrons are correctly described by Geant4, some physics processes were identified as being incorrectly treated or even missing.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kroeninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

230

Progress in the physics of massive neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The current status of the physics of massive neutrinos is reviewed with a forward-looking emphasis. The article begins with the general phenomenology of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and matter and documents the experimental evidence for oscillations of solar, reactor, atmospheric and accelerator neutrinos. Both active and sterile oscillation possibilities are considered. The impact of cosmology (BBN, CMB, leptogenesis) and astrophysics (supernovae, highest energy cosmic rays) on neutrino observables and vice versa, is evaluated. The predictions of grand unified, radiative and other models of neutrino mass are discussed. Ways of determining the unknown parameters of three-neutrino oscillations are assessed, taking into account eight-fold degeneracies in parameters that yield the same oscillation probabilities, as well as ways to determine the absolute neutrino mass scale (from beta-decay, neutrinoless double-beta decay, large scale structure and Z-bursts). Critical unknowns at present are the amplitude of \

V. Barger; D. Marfatia; K. Whisnant

2003-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

231

Optical double-slit particle measuring system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for in situ measurement of particle size is described. The size information is obtained by scanning an image of the particle across a double-slit mask and observing the transmitted light. This method is useful when the particle size of primary interest is 3..mu..m and larger. The technique is well suited to applications in which the particles are non-spherical and have unknown refractive index. It is particularly well suited to high temperature environments in which the particle incandescence provides the light source.

Tichenor, D.A.; Wang, J.C.F.; Hencken, K.R.

1982-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

232

Massive Type II in Double Field Theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We provide an extension of the recently constructed double field theory formulation of the low-energy limits of type II strings, in which the RR fields can depend simultaneously on the 10-dimensional space-time coordinates and linearly on the dual winding coordinates. For the special case that only the RR one-form of type IIA carries such a dependence, we obtain the massive deformation of type IIA supergravity due to Romans. For T-dual configurations we obtain a `massive' but non-covariant formulation of type IIB, in which the 10-dimensional diffeomorphism symmetry is deformed by the mass parameter.

Olaf Hohm; Seung Ki Kwak

2011-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

233

Double Photoionization of excited Lithium and Beryllium  

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We present total, energy-sharing and triple differential cross sections for one-photon, double ionization of lithium and beryllium starting from aligned, excited P states. We employ a recently developed hybrid atomic orbital/ numerical grid method based on the finite-element discrete-variable representation and exterior complex scaling. Comparisons with calculated results for the ground-state atoms, as well as analogous results for ground-state and excited helium, serve to highlight important selection rules and show some interesting effects that relate to differences between inter- and intra-shell electron correlation.

Yip, Frank L.; McCurdy, C. William; Rescigno, Thomas N.

2010-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

234

Double Photoionization of Aligned Molecular Hydrogen  

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We present converged, completely ab initio calculations ofthe triple differential cross sections for double photoionization ofaligned H2 molecules for a photon energy of 75.0 eV. The method ofexterior complex scaling, implemented with both the discrete variablerepresentation and B-splines, is used to solve the Schroedinger equationfor a correlated continuum wave function corresponding to a single photonhaving been absorbed by a correlated initial state. Results for a fixedinternuclear distance are compared with recent experiments and show thatintegration over experimental angular and energy resolutions is necessaryto produce good qualitative agreement, but does not eliminate somediscrepancies. Limitations of current experimental resolution are shownto sometimes obscure interesting details of the crosssection.

Vanroose, Wim; Horner, Daniel A.; Martin, Fernando; Rescigno,Thomas N.; McCurdy, C. William

2006-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

235

Double acting stirling engine phase control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical device for effecting a phase change between the expansion and compression volumes of a double-acting Stirling engine uses helical elements which produce opposite rotation of a pair of crankpins when a control rod is moved, so the phase between two pairs of pistons is changed by +.psi. and the phase between the other two pairs of pistons is changed by -.psi.. The phase can change beyond .psi.=90.degree. at which regenerative braking and then reversal of engine rotation occurs.

Berchowitz, David M. (Scotia, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Library of Energy (Beta): the Department of Energy's National  

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Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine  

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Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information February 15, 2013 Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the National Library of Energy (NLE), a virtual library and open government resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. The NLE search feature provides one-stop, easy access to information about DOE and its work in four broad mission areas - science and R&D results; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental

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Reduction of beta* and increase of luminosity at RHIC  

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The reduction of {beta}* beyond the 1m design value at RHIC has been consistently achieved over the last 6 years of RHIC operations, resulting in an increase of luminosity for different running modes and species. During the recent 2007-08 deuteron-gold run the reduction to 0.70 from the design 1m achieved a 30% increase in delivered luminosity. The key ingredients allowing the reduction have been the capability of efficiently developing ramps with tune and coupling feedback, orbit corrections on the ramp, and collimation, to minimize beam losses in the final focus triplets, the main aperture limitations for the collision optics. We will describe the operational strategy used to reduce the {beta}*, at first squeezing the beam at store, to test feasibility, followed by the operationally preferred option of squeezing the beam during acceleration, and the resulting luminosity increase. We will conclude with future plans for the beta squeeze.

Pilat,F.; Bai, M.; Bruno, D.; Cameron, P.; Della Penna, A.; Drees, A.; Litvinenko, V.; Luo, Y.; Malitsky, N.; Marr, G.; Ptitsyn, V.; Satogata, T.; Tepikian, S.; Trbojevic, D.

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A pair distribution function analysis of zeolite beta  

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We describe the structural refinement of zeolite beta using the local structure obtained with the pair distribution function (PDF) method. A high quality synchrotron and two neutron scattering datasets were obtained on two samples of siliceous zeolite beta. The two polytypes that make up zeolite beta have the same local structure; therefore refinement of the two structures was possible using the same experimental PDF. Optimized structures of polytypes A and B were used to refine the structures using the program PDFfit. Refinements using only the synchrotron or the neutron datasets gave results inconsistent with each other but a cyclic refinement with the two datasets gave a good fit to both PDFs. The results show that the PDF method is a viable technique to analyze the local structure of disordered zeolites. However, given the complexity of most zeolite frameworks, the use of both X-ray and neutron radiation and high-resolution patterns is essential to obtain reliable refinements.

Martinez-Inesta, M.M.; Peral, I.; Proffen, T.; Lobo, R.F. (Delaware); (LANL)

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

240

The Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment  

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The Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment will be the next detector to search for a non vanishing theta13 mixing angle with unprecedented sensitivity, which might open the way to unveiling CP violation in the leptonic sector. The measurement of this angle will be based in a precise comparison of the antineutrino spectrum at two identical detectors located at different distances from the Chooz nuclear reactor cores in France. Double Chooz is particularly attractive because of its capability to measure sin2(2theta13) to 3 sigmas if sin2(2theta13) > 0.05 or to exclude sin2(2theta13) down to 0.03 at 90% C.L. for Dm2 = 2.5 x 10-3 eV2 in three years of data taking with both detectors. The construction of the far detector starts in 2008 and the first neutrino results are expected in 2009. The current status of the experiment, its physics potential and design and expected performance of the detector are reviewed.

I. Gil-Botella

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors contributing to the breakdown of sodium beta-alumina  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Clarification of the breakdown process occurring during charge transfer in sodium beta alumina solid electrolytes was derived from: (1) studying the effects of molten sodium contact at 350/sup 0/C on single crystal sodium beta alumina and polycrystalline sodium beta alumina; (2) determination of critical current density by monitoring acoustic emissions accompanying crack growth in sodium/sodium beta alumina/sodium cells subjected to linear current ramping at 1 mA cm/sup -2/ sec/sup -1/; (3) failure analysis conducted on cycled electrolytes, some from commercial sodium/sulfur cells, which had been subjected to up to 703 Ahr cm/sup -2/ of charge transfer. Gray coloration developing in beta aluminas in contact with molten sodium was found to be a consequence of formation, through reduction by sodium, of oxygen vacancies charge compensated by electrons. Electronic conductivity of the electrolyte increases as a result. No second phase formation was detected. Colored electrolytes from sodium/sulfur cells show evidence of a newly recognized degradation mechanism in which fracture occurs when sodium is reduced and deposited internally under pressure as metal in regions where an electronic conductivity gradient exists. Heating colored beta aluminas in air produces reoxidation and bleaching. Kinetics and other properties of the coloration and bleaching processes were determined. Critical current density was found to bear an inverse relation to average electrolyte grain size. Evidence was found in the cycled electrolytes for a slow crack growth mechanism and a progressive mode of degradation advancing from the sulfur electrode interface. Implications of the findings for the construction and operation of sodium/sulfur battery systems are discussed.

Buechele, A.C.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

A High Temperature Electrochemical Energy Storage System Based on Sodium Beta-Alumina Solid Electrolyte (Base)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work done during the period September 1, 2005 and March 31, 2008. Work was conducted in the following areas: (1) Fabrication of sodium beta{double_prime} alumina solid electrolyte (BASE) using a vapor phase process. (2) Mechanistic studies on the conversion of {alpha}-alumina + zirconia into beta{double_prime}-alumina + zirconia by the vapor phase process. (3) Characterization of BASE by X-ray diffraction, SEM, and conductivity measurements. (4) Design, construction and electrochemical testing of a symmetric cell containing BASE as the electrolyte and NaCl + ZnCl{sub 2} as the electrodes. (5) Design, construction, and electrochemical evaluation of Na/BASE/ZnCl{sub 2} electrochemical cells. (6) Stability studies in ZnCl{sub 2}, SnCl{sub 2}, and SnI{sub 4} (7) Design, assembly and testing of planar stacks. (8) Investigation of the effect of porous surface layers on BASE on cell resistance. The conventional process for the fabrication of sodium ion conducting beta{double_prime}-alumina involves calcination of {alpha}-alumina + Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} + LiNO{sub 3} at 1250 C, followed by sintering powder compacts in sealed containers (platinum or MgO) at {approx}1600 C. The novel vapor phase process involves first sintering a mixture of {alpha}-alumina + yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) into a dense ceramic followed by exposure to soda vapor at {approx}1450 C to convert {alpha}-alumina into beta{double_prime}-alumina. The vapor phase process leads to a high strength BASE, which is also resistant to moisture attack, unlike BASE made by the conventional process. The PI is the lead inventor of the process. Discs and tubes of BASE were fabricated in the present work. In the conventional process, sintering of BASE is accomplished by a transient liquid phase mechanism wherein the liquid phase contains NaAlO{sub 2}. Some NaAlO{sub 2} continues to remain at grain boundaries; and is the root cause of its water sensitivity. In the vapor phase process, NaAlO{sub 2} is never formed. Conversion occurs by a coupled transport of Na{sup +} through BASE formed and of O{sup 2-} through YSZ to the reaction front. Transport to the reaction front is described in terms of a chemical diffusion coefficient of Na{sub 2}O. The conversion kinetics as a function of microstructure is under investigation. The mechanism of conversion is described in this report. A number of discs and tubes of BASE have been fabricated by the vapor phase process. The material was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), before and after conversion. Conductivity (which is almost exclusively due to sodium ion transport at the temperatures of interest) was measured. Conductivity was measured using sodium-sodium tests as well as by impedance spectroscopy. Various types of both planar and tubular electrochemical cells were assembled and tested. In some cases the objective was to determine if there was any interaction between the salt and BASE. The interaction of interest was mainly ion exchange (possible replacement of sodium ion by the salt cation). It was noted that Zn{sup 2+} did not replace Na+ over the conditions of interest. For this reason much of the work was conducted with ZnCl{sub 2} as the cathode salt. In the case of Sn-based, Sn{sup 2+} did ion exchange, but Sn{sup 4+} did not. This suggests that Sn{sup 4+} salts are viable candidates. These results and implications are discussed in the report. Cells made with Na as the anode and ZnCl{sub 2} as the cathode were successfully charged/discharged numerous times. The key advantages of the batteries under investigation here over the Na-S batteries are: (1) Steel wool can be used in the cathode compartment unlike Na-S batteries which require expensive graphite. (2) Planar cells can be constructed in addition to tubular, allowing for greater design flexibility and integration with other devices such as planar SOFC. (3) Comparable or higher open circuit voltage (OCV) than the Na-S battery. (4) Wider operating temperature range and higher temper

Anil Virkar

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

243

Ideal MHD beta-limits of poloidally asymmetric equilibria  

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The ideal MHD stability of poloidally asymmetric equilibria, which are typical of a tokamak reactor design with a single-null poloidal divertor is examined. As with symmetric equilibria, stability to non-axisymmetric modes improves with increasing triangularity and ellipticity, and with lower edge safety factor. Pressure profiles optimized with respect to ballooning stability are obtained for an asymmetric shape, resulting in ..beta../sub critical/ approx. = 5.7%. The corresponding value for an equivalent symmetric shape is ..beta../sub critical/ approx. = 6.5%.

Todd, A.M.M.; Miller, A.E.; Grimm, R.C.; Okabayashi, M.; Dalhed, H.E. Jr.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Concurrent $\\pi$-vector fields and energy beta-change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The aim of the present paper is to introduce and investigate intrinsically the notions of a concurrent $\\pi$-vector field and an energy beta-change on a Finsler manifold, using the pullback formalism. The effect of the existence of a concurrent $\\pi$-vector field on some important special Finsler spaces is studied. Under an energy beta-change, an intrinsic expression relating the the Barthel connection (resp. Cartan connection, Chern connection, Hashiguchi connection, Berwald connection) and the corresponding transformed connection is obtained. It should be pointed out that the present work is formulated in a prospective modern coordinate-free form.

Youssef, Nabil L; Soleiman, A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Dynamical SUSY Breaking and the Beta-Deformation  

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We study supersymmetry breaking metastable vacua arising from beta deformed quiver gauge theories. The relation between the bounds on metastability and the deformation are discussed. Metastable supersymmetry breaking vacua are found in the IR of beta deformed cascading quivers with vector-like field content. Furthermore the limiting case of massive Nf=Nc SQCD appears in the IR of gauge theories with chiral-like field content. We comment on the field theory origin of the deformation and on possible applications in AdS/CFT.

Amariti, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

New Limit on Time-Reversal Violation in Beta Decay  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the results of an improved determination of the triple correlation DP{center_dot}(p{sub e}xp{sub v}) that can be used to limit possible time-reversal invariance in the beta decay of polarized neutrons and constrain extensions to the standard model. Our result is D=[-0.96{+-}1.89(stat){+-}1.01(sys)]x10{sup -4}. The corresponding phase between g{sub A} and g{sub V} is {phi}{sub AV}=180.013 deg. {+-}0.028 deg. (68% confidence level). This result represents the most sensitive measurement of D in nuclear {beta} decay.

Mumm, H. P. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); CENPA and Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Chupp, T. E.; Cooper, R. L.; Coulter, K. P. [Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104 (United States); Freedman, S. J.; Fujikawa, B. K. [Physics Department, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Garcia, A. [CENPA and Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Jones, G. L. [Physics Department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York 13323 (United States); Nico, J. S.; Thompson, A. K. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Trull, C. A.; Wietfeldt, F. E. [Physics Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 (United States); Wilkerson, J. F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); CENPA and Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Does a Double-Take | Advanced Photon Source  

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Highlights rss feed Glass Does a Double-Take APRIL 4, 2008 Bookmark and Share Predicted phase diagram as a function of reduced temperature () and volume fraction (). Inset...

248

Duality Invariance: From M-theory to Double Field Theory  

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We show how the duality invariant approach to M-theory formulated by Berman and Perry relates to the double field theory proposed by Hull and Zwiebach. In doing so we provide suggestions as to how Ramond fields can be incorporated into the double field theory. We find that the standard dimensional reduction procedure has a duality invariant (doubled) analogue in which the gauge fields of the doubled Kaluza-Klein ansatz encode the Ramond potentials. We identify the internal gauge index of these gauge fields with a spinorial index of O(d,d).

Daniel C. Thompson

2011-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

249

Design and Synthesis of Double Perovskite Substrate Materials  

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Presentation Title, A Firm Foundation for Sr2FeMoO6: Design and Synthesis of Double Perovskite Substrate Materials. Author(s), Alexanne Holcombe, Patricia ...

250

On the possibility to measure 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay nuclear matrix element for {sup 48}Ca  

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As shown in Ref. [2], the Fermi part M{sub F}{sup 0{nu}} of the total 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay nuclear matrix element M{sup 0{nu}} can be related to the single Fermi transition matrix element between the isobaric analog state (IAS) of the ground state of the initial nucleus and the ground state of the final nucleus. The latter matrix element could be measured in charge-exchange reactions. Here we discuss a possibility of such a measurement for {sup 48}Ca and estimate the cross-section of the reaction {sup 48}Ti(n,p){sup 48}Sc(IAS).

Rodin, Vadim [Institute fuer Theoretische Physik der Universitaet Tuebingen, D-72076 Tuebingen (Germany)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

251

Exclusive Double Charmonium Production from $?$ Decay  

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The exclusive decay of $\\Upsilon$ to a vector plus pseudoscalar charmonium is studied in perturbative QCD. The corresponding branching ratios are predicted to be of order $10^{-6}$ for first three $\\Upsilon$ resonances, and we expect these decay modes should be discovered in the prospective high-luminosity $e^+e^-$ facilities such as super $B$ experiment. As a manifestation of the short-distance loop contribution, the relative phases among strong, electromagnetic and radiative decay amplitudes can be deduced. It is particularly interesting to find that the relative phase between strong and electromagnetic amplitudes is nearly orthogonal. The resonance-continuum interference effect for double charmonium production near various $\\Upsilon$ resonances in $e^+e^-$ annihilation is addressed.

Yu Jia

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

252

Double-shell tank waste pretreatment  

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Double-shell tanks contain most of the transuranic/high-level chemical processing waste generated at the Hanford Site in recent years. A small mass fraction of this waste is responsible for its characterization as transuranic/high-level waste. Pretreatment will partition the waste into a small fraction containing most of the transuranic/high-level components and a large fraction that is a low-level waste. The operations for achieving this objective include dissolution of water-soluble salts, dissolution of precipitated metal oxides in acid, clarification of the resulting dissolver liquors, transuranium element removal by solvent extraction and cesium removal by ion exchange. The primary benefit of pretreatment is a reduction in the overall cost of waste disposal.

Orme, R.M.; Appel, J.N.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Double Shell Tank (DST) Utilities Specification  

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This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides the references to the requisite codes and standards to he applied during the design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Utilities Subsystems that support the first phase of waste feed delivery (WFD). The DST Utilities Subsystems provide electrical power, raw/potable water, and service/instrument air to the equipment and structures used to transfer low-activity waste (LAW) and high-level waste (HLW) to designated DST staging tanks. The DST Utilities Subsystems also support the equipment and structures used to deliver blended LAW and HLW feed from these staging tanks to the River Protection Project (RPP) Privatization Contractor facility where the waste will be immobilized. This specification is intended to be the basis for new projects/installations. This specification is not intended to retroactively affect previously established project design criteria without specific direction by the program.

SUSIENE, W.T.

2000-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

254

Calculating Capstone Depleted Uranium Aerosol Concentrations from Beta Activity Measurements  

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Beta activity measurements were used as surrogate measurements of uranium mass in aerosol samples collected during the field testing phase of the Capstone Depleted Uranium (DU) Aerosol Study. These aerosol samples generated by the perforation of armored combat vehicles were used to characterize the depleted uranium (DU) source term for the subsequent human health risk assessment (HHRA) of Capstone aerosols. Establishing a calibration curve between beta activity measurements and uranium mass measurements is straightforward if the uranium isotopes are in equilibrium with their immediate short-lived, beta-emitting progeny. For DU samples collected during the Capstone study, it was determined that the equilibrium between the uranium isotopes and their immediate short lived, beta-emitting progeny had been disrupted when penetrators had perforated target vehicles. Adjustments were made to account for the disrupted equilibrium and for wall losses in the aerosol samplers. Correction factors for the disrupted equilibrium ranged from 0.16 to 1, and the wall loss correction factors ranged from 1 to 1.92.

Szrom, Fran; Falo, Gerald A.; Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Whicker, Jeffrey J.; Alberth, David P.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Gross alpha/beta determination by liquid scintillation counting  

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Liquid scintillation counting (LSC) is used to assay liquid samples for both gross alpha and gross beta (including tritium) activity in order to declare these samples clean.'' This method provides several advantages over traditional gross assay techniques including easy sample preparation, no sample self-absorption, short counting times, acceptable lower limits of detection (LLD's), and convenient sample disposal.

Leyba, J.D.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Gross alpha/beta determination by liquid scintillation counting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liquid scintillation counting (LSC) is used to assay liquid samples for both gross alpha and gross beta (including tritium) activity in order to declare these samples ``clean.`` This method provides several advantages over traditional gross assay techniques including easy sample preparation, no sample self-absorption, short counting times, acceptable lower limits of detection (LLD`s), and convenient sample disposal.

Leyba, J.D.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Thermally Forced Surface Winds on an Equatorial Beta Plane  

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The vertical structure of the low-level atmospheric response to an elevated large-scale, low-frequency heat source in the Tropics is explored using linear tidal theory on an equatorial beta plane. Through the calculation of the projection of a ...

Zhaohua Wu; E. S. Sarachik; David S. Battisti

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

The Beta Drift of Baroclinic Vortices. Part I: Adiabatic Vortices  

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The dynamics of the movement of an initially axisymmetric baroclinic vortex embedded in an environment at rest on a beta plane is investigated with a three-dimensional primitive equation model. The study focuses on the motion and evolution of an ...

Yuqing Wang; Greg J. Holland

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Method for preparing 6-.beta.-halopenicillanic acids  

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The present invention relates to a new and improved method for the preparation of a compound of the formula I ##STR1## in which R stands for halogen, giving rise to high yields of substantially pure 6.beta.-halopenicillanic acids, obtained in one step.

Hansen, Erik I. (Fredensborg, DK); Kran-Nielsen, Mogens P. (Skovlunde, DK); Von Daehne, Welf (Rungsted Kyst, DK)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Nuclear Chemistry Beta decay of 71,73  

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34 Nuclear Chemistry Beta decay of 71,73 Co: probing single-parti- cle states approaching doubly of primary interest are the nuclear magnetic dipole moment and nuclear electric quadrupole moment. The dipole/or neutrons in the nucleus. The dipole moment provides information on the nuclear quantum structure

Mantica, Paul F.

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Improved estimators for a general class of beta regression models  

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In this article, we extend the beta regression model proposed by Ferrari and Cribari-Neto (2004), which is generally useful in situations where the response is restricted to the standard unit interval in two different ways: we let the regression structure ...

Alexandre B. Simas; Wagner Barreto-Souza; Andréa V. Rocha

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Map data 2012 Google -Walking directions are in beta.  

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Map data ©2012 Google - Walking directions are in beta. Use caution ­ This route may be missing route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route. Map data ©2012 Google Hilton. Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette Wabash Landing, 356 ... http://maps.google.com/ 1 of 1 06/29/2012 09

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Beta decay of Neutron-Rich 53-56Ca  

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Beta-decay properties of neutron-rich Ca isotopes have been obtained. Half-life values were determined for the first time for 54Ca [86(7) ms], 55Ca [22(2) ms], and 56Ca [11(2) ms]. The half-life of 230(6) ms deduced for 53Ca is significantly longer than reported previously, where the decay chain 53K -> 53Ca -> 53Sc was considered. A delayed gamma ray with energy 247 keV as identified following beta decay of 54Ca, and is proposed to depopulate the first 1+ level in 54Sc. The beta-decay properties compare favorably with the results of shell model calculations completed in the full pf-space with the GXPF1 interaction. The half-lives of the neutron-rich Ca isotopes are also compared with gross beta-decay theory. The systematic trend of the neutron-rich Ca half-lives is consistent with the presence of a subshell gap at N=32.

P. F. Mantica; R. Broda; H. L. Crawford; A. Damaske; B. Fornal; A. A. Hecht; C. Hoffman; M. Horoi; N. Hoteling; R. V. F. Janssens; J. Pereira; J. S. Pinter; J. B. Stoker; S. L. Tabor; T. Sumikama; W. B. Walters; X. Wang; S. Zhu

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of Neutron-Rich 53-56Ca  

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Beta-decay properties of neutron-rich Ca isotopes have been obtained. Half-life values were determined for the first time for 54Ca [86(7) ms], 55Ca [22(2) ms], and 56Ca [11(2) ms]. The half-life of 230(6) ms deduced for 53Ca is significantly longer than reported previously, where the decay chain 53K -> 53Ca -> 53Sc was considered. A delayed gamma ray with energy 247 keV as identified following beta decay of 54Ca, and is proposed to depopulate the first 1+ level in 54Sc. The beta-decay properties compare favorably with the results of shell model calculations completed in the full pf-space with the GXPF1 interaction. The half-lives of the neutron-rich Ca isotopes are also compared with gross beta-decay theory. The systematic trend of the neutron-rich Ca half-lives is consistent with the presence of a subshell gap at N=32.

Mantica, P F; Crawford, H L; Damaske, A; Fornal, B; Hecht, A A; Hoffman, C; Horoi, M; Hoteling, N; Janssens, R V F; Pereira, J; Pinter, J S; Stoker, J B; Tabor, S L; Sumikama, T; Walters, W B; Wang, X; Zhu, S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

EIA - Eia.gov BETA - Energy Information Administration  

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Search EIA.gov. A-Z Index; A-Z Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ. Projects published on Beta are not final and may not include ...

266

Alpha-beta coordination method for collective search  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention comprises a decentralized coordination strategy called alpha-beta coordination. The alpha-beta coordination strategy is a family of collective search methods that allow teams of communicating agents to implicitly coordinate their search activities through a division of labor based on self-selected roles and self-determined status. An agent can play one of two complementary roles. An agent in the alpha role is motivated to improve its status by exploring new regions of the search space. An agent in the beta role is also motivated to improve its status, but is conservative and tends to remain aggregated with other agents until alpha agents have clearly identified and communicated better regions of the search space. An agent can select its role dynamically based on its current status value relative to the status values of neighboring team members. Status can be determined by a function of the agent's sensor readings, and can generally be a measurement of source intensity at the agent's current location. An agent's decision cycle can comprise three sequential decision rules: (1) selection of a current role based on the evaluation of the current status data, (2) selection of a specific subset of the current data, and (3) determination of the next heading using the selected data. Variations of the decision rules produce different versions of alpha and beta behaviors that lead to different collective behavior properties.

Goldsmith, Steven Y. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity and polynucleotides encoding same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.

Harris, Paul; Golightly, Elizabeth

2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

268

Development of Lewis Base Catalyzed Stereoselective Methods for Synthesis of Beta- Lactones and Dyotropic Rearrangements of Tricyclic Beta-Lactones.  

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The recent finding that the FDA-approved antiobesity agent orlistat (tetrahydrolipstatin, Xenical) is a potent inhibitor of the thioesterase domain of fatty acid synthase (FAS) led us to develop a concise and practical asymmetric route to pseudosymmetric 3,4-dialkyl-cis-beta-lactones. The well-documented upregulation of FAS in cancer cells makes this enzyme complex an interesting therapeutic target for cancer. The described route to 3,4-dialkyl- beta -lactones is based on a two-step process involving Calter's catalytic, asymmetric ketene dimerization of acid chlorides followed by a facialselective hydrogenation leading to cis-substituted- beta -lactones. Importantly, the ketene dimer intermediates were found to be stable to flash chromatography, enabling opportunities for subsequent transformations of these optically active, reactive intermediates. Subsequent R-epimerization and R-alkylation or acylation led to trans- beta - lactones and beta -lactones bearing alpha-quaternary carbons, respectively. Several of the ketene dimers and beta-lactones displayed antagonistic activity (apparent Ki in the low micromolar range) in competition with a fluorogenic substrate toward a recombinant form of the thioesterase domain of fatty acid synthase. The best antagonist, a simple phenyl-substituted cis- beta -lactone, displayed an apparent Ki (2.5 ( 0.5 muM) of only 10- fold lower than that of orlistat (0.28 ( 0.06 muM). In addition, mechanistic studies of the ketene dimerization process by Reaction View infrared spectroscopy support previous findings that ketene formation is rate determining. A highly diastereoselective, nucleophile-promoted bis-cyclization process, employing readily available and tractable keto-acid substrates, is described. This methodology provides concise access to bicyclic- and tricyclic-beta-lactones bearing tertiary carbinol centers and quaternary carbons, greatly extending the scope of previous routes to bicyclic-beta-lactones from aldehyde acid substrates. This and related processes may be revealing a subtle interplay between [2 plus 2] cycloaddition and nucleophilecatalyzed aldol lactonization (NCAL) reaction manifolds. An early induction period in the bis-cyclization of keto-acids is confirmed via isolation of the complex between 4- pyrrolopyridine and Modified Mukaiyama reagent N-propyl-2-bromo pyridinium triflate. Dyotropic rearrangements of tricyclic keto beta-lactones derived in high yields and >19:1 diastereoselectivity from readily available 1, 3-dione acids is described. Zn (II) salts were found to be most efficient for affecting dyotropic 1, 2-acyl migrations where as sub stoichiometric TMSOTf was found to execute a delta-lactone migration providing bis gamma-lactone in modest yields. Enantioselective desymmetrization with inexpensive (S) - tetramisole has been demonstrated to provide direct evidence of Lewis base involvement in the Nucleophile Promoted Bis-cyclization of keto-acids. Further studies using TsCl as the carboxylate activating agent instead of modified Mukaiyama reagent and catalytic tetramisole are described for achieving practical, catalytic, enantioselective synthesis of beta-lactones from keto-acids. Preliminary studies toward conjugate addition- lactonization pathway provided a hint as to the complexity involved to affect this transformation under the bis-cyclization conditions. An alternate hypotheses concerning the possibility of isomerization-dienolate formation - lactonization is experimentally proven. Additionally, applications of these and related findings in the intramolecular Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction with cyclic ketones have been investigated which provide new avenues of synthetic methodology development.

Purohit, Vikram C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

A Simplified Scheme to Simulate Asymmetries Due to the Beta Effect in Barotropic Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simplified scheme to generate vortex asymmetries due to the beta effect from an initially symmetric vortex on a beta plane is described. This approach, based on the time integration of the nondivergent barotropic vorticity equation, was ...

Rebecca J. Ross; Yoshio Kurihara

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

The Beta Drift of Three-Dimensional Vortices: A Numerical Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta effect on translation of cyclonic and anticyclonic vortices with height-dependent circulation (the beta-drift problem) is investigated via numerical experiments using a dry version of a multilevel primitive equation model (Florida State ...

Bin Wang Xiaofan Li

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Beta oscillations in frontal cortex and striatum represent post-processing of successful behavior  

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Beta band (13-30 Hz) oscillations in sensorimotor cortex are associated with motor performance, but the nature of this relationship is not clear. Recently, excessive beta activity in cortico-basal ganglia circuits has been ...

Feingold, Joseph

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Acceleration of the Hurricane Beta Drift by Shear Strain Rate of an Environmental Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An energetics analysis is presented to reveal the mechanisms by which the environmental flows affect hurricane beta-gyre intensity and beta-drift speed. The two-dimensional environmental flow examined in this study varies in both zonal and ...

Xiaofan Li; Bin Wang

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

BGL7 beta-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides BGL7 polypeptides with the biological activity of a .beta.-glucosidase and a method of producing a recombinant enzyme having .beta.-glucosidase activity.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel (Los Gatos, CA); Ward, Michael (San Francisco, CA)

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

274

Spin polarization in ordered and disordered double-perovskites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, the double perovskites family A2MM'O6 (A being a divalent or trivalent cation and M, M' two transition metals) has attracted considerable interest with the view of using these materials in spin electronics. This has ... Keywords: Double perovskites, Magnetoresistance, Metal-insulator transition

B. Aguilar; O. Navarro; M. Avignon

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Method for double-sided processing of thin film transistors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides methods for fabricating thin film electronic devices with both front- and backside processing capabilities. Using these methods, high temperature processing steps may be carried out during both frontside and backside processing. The methods are well-suited for fabricating back-gate and double-gate field effect transistors, double-sided bipolar transistors and 3D integrated circuits.

Yuan, Hao-Chih (Madison, WI); Wang, Guogong (Madison, WI); Eriksson, Mark A. (Madison, WI); Evans, Paul G. (Madison, WI); Lagally, Max G. (Madison, WI); Ma, Zhenqiang (Middleton, WI)

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

276

TGF-.beta. antagonists as mitigators of radiation-induced tissue damage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for treating tissue damage caused by radiation is described by use of a TGF-.beta. antagonist, such as an anti-TGF-.beta. antibody or a TGF-.beta. latency associated protein. It is administered not more than a week after exposure, and is particularly useful in mitigating the side effects of breast cancer therapy.

Barcellos-Hoff, Mary H. (Oakland, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Design study on very low Beta spoke cavity for China-ADS  

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Very low Beta superconducting spoke cavity is one of the key challenges for China-ADS project. In this paper, a new structure of 3*Beta*lamda/2 spoke cavity is first presented. Its RF and mechanical properties are simulated using CST-MWS and ANSYS, and compared with the traditional Beta*lamda/2 spoke structure.

Han, Li; Jianping, Dai; Hong, Huang; Qunyao, Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

TGF-{beta} antagonists as mitigators of radiation-induced tissue damage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for treating tissue damage caused by radiation is described by use of a TGF-{beta} antagonist, such as an anti-TGF-{beta} antibody or a TGF-{beta} latency associated protein. It is administered not more than a week after exposure, and is particularly useful in mitigating the side effects of breast cancer therapy.

Barcellos-Hoff, M.H.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Expanding beta-turn analogs for mimicking protein-protein hot spots  

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Solid-phase syntheses of two 14-membered ring peptidomimetics were done to determine whether or not a beta-turn structure can facilitate macrocyclization. NMR methods, together with CD and QMD calculations, do not fully support this assumption. However, cyclizations of more ordered structures like those of compounds 2 were more efficient than those for highly strained ring systems like 1. A small library of 18-membered ring peptidomimetics that accommodate an extra amino acid residue was synthesized on resin. Their syntheses were not complicated by head-to-tail dimer impurity, unlike those for previously synthesized 14-membered systems. These larger macrocycles exhibit beta-turn structures as verified by NMR, CD and QMD techniques. Moreover, two compounds in this series (3a and 3g) were shown to have agonistic properties for TrkC in cell survival assays. Dimerization of monovalent mimics was achieved first by modifying the organic template so that monovalent mimics with requisite functional groups can be synthesized. Second, the monovalent units were dimerized using sequential nucleophilic substitutions on fluorescently labeled dichlorotriazine. Our rationale to make bivalent compounds out of monovalent ones was justified when compound 4 was shown to bind TrkA with a 20 nM affinity. Reactions of amino acids with NH4SCN under acylating conditions produced 2-thiohydantoins in which the nitrogen of the amino acid (N1) was acylated. This was proven by 2-D NMR which showed no cross-peak between the NH signal observed and the C?±-H of the amino acid. When the compound was deacylated, a new NH signal appeared and the corresponding cross-peak with the C?±-H was observed. Solution-phase syntheses of non-peptidic mimics were achieved by doing a double substitution on a dihalogenated nitrobenzene scaffold. Sonogashira and SNAr reactions were done to install the required side-chains to give the desired compounds. These non-peptidic compounds can be easily adapted to our DTAF-Inp dimerization protocol since the nitro groups can be easily reduced. Attempts to make a spirotetracyclic peptidomimetic with three side chain mimics were done by synthesizing the spirocyclic diketopiperazine precursor. The synthesis of the DKP was achieved by making the cyclic quaternary amino acid that was coupled to another amino acid via the HOAt-EDC method. This protocol gave dipeptides in high yields. These dipeptides were deprotected and cyclized to the DKP under mildly acidic conditions in toluene.

Reyes, Samuel Onofre J.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Double-duct liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An internal combustion, liquid metal (LM) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) engine and an alternating current (AC) magnetohydrodynamic generator, are used in combination to provide useful AC electric energy output. The engine design has-four pistons and a double duct configuration, with each duct containing sodium potassium liquid metal confined between free pistons located at either end of the duct. The liquid metal is forced to flow back and forth in the duct by the movement of the pistons, which are alternatively driven by an internal combustion process. In the MHD generator, the two LM-MHD ducts pass in close proximity through a Hartmann duct with output transformer. AC power is produced by operating the engine with the liquid metal in the two generator ducts always flowing in counter directions. The amount of liquid metal maintained in the ducts may be varied. This provides a variable stroke length for the pistons. The engine/generator provides variable AC power at variable frequencies that correspond to the power demands of the vehicular propulsion. Also the engine should maintain nearly constant efficiency throughout the range of power usage. Automobiles and trucks could be powered by the invention, with no transmission or power converter devices being required.

Haaland, Carsten M. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-duct liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic engine  

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An internal combustion, liquid metal (LM) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) engine and an alternating current (AC) magnetohydrodynamic generator, are used in combination to provide useful AC electric energy output. The engine design has four pistons and a double duct configuration, with each duct containing sodium potassium liquid metal confined between free pistons located at either end of the duct. The liquid metal is forced to flow back and forth in the duct by the movement of the pistons, which are alternatively driven by an internal combustion process. In the MHD generator, the two LM-MHD ducts pass in close proximity through a Hartmann duct with output transformer. AC power is produced by operating the engine with the liquid metal in the two generator ducts always flowing in counter directions. The amount of liquid metal maintained in the ducts may be varied. This provides a variable stroke length for the pistons. The engine/generator provides variable AC power at variable frequencies that correspond to the power demands of the vehicular propulsion. Also the engine should maintain nearly constant efficiency throughout the range of power usage. Automobiles and trucks could be powered by the invention, with no transmission or power converter devices being required.

Haaland, Carsten M. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Competition between alpha-decay and beta-decay for Heavy and Superheavy Nuclei  

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In this work, the $\\beta$-stable region for Z $\\geq$ 90 is proposed. The calculated $\\beta$-stable nuclei in the $\\beta$-stable region are in good agreement with the ones obtained by M\\"{o}ller \\emph{et al}.. The half-lives of the nuclei close to the $\\beta$-stable region are calculated and the competition between $\\alpha$-decay and $\\beta$-decay is systematically investigated. The calculated half-lives and the suggested decay modes are well in line with the experimental results. The predictions for half-lives and decay modes of the nuclei with Z = 107$-$110 are presented.

Zongqiang Sheng; Liangping Shu; Ying Meng; Jigang Hu; Jianfa Qian

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

283

High beta plasma operation in a toroidal plasma producing device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high beta plasma is produced in a plasma producing device of toroidal configuration by ohmic heating and auxiliary heating. The plasma pressure is continuously monitored and used in a control system to program the current in the poloidal field windings. Throughout the heating process, magnetic flux is conserved inside the plasma and the distortion of the flux surfaces drives a current in the plasma. As a consequence, the total current increases and the poloidal field windings are driven with an equal and opposing increasing current. The spatial distribution of the current in the poloidal field windings is determined by the plasma pressure. Plasma equilibrium is maintained thereby, and high temperature, high beta operation results.

Clarke, John F. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High rate 4. pi. beta. -. gamma. coincidence counting system  

SciTech Connect

A high count rate 4..pi.. ..beta..-..gamma.. coincidence counting system for the determination of absolute disintegration rates of short half-life radionuclides is described. With this system the dead time per pulse is minimized by not stretching any pulses beyond the width necessary to satisfy overlap coincidence requirements. The equations used to correct for the ..beta.., ..gamma.., and coincidence channel dead times and for accidental coincidences are presented but not rigorously developed. Experimental results are presented for a decaying source of /sup 56/Mn initially at 2 x 10/sup 6/ d/s and a set of /sup 60/Co sources of accurately known source strengths varying from 10/sup 3/ to 2 x 10/sup 6/ d/s. A check of the accidental coincidence equation for the case of two independent sources with varying source strengths is presented.

Johnson, L.O.; Gehrke, R.J.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced Beta Decay Rates of Iron Isotopes for Supernova Physics  

SciTech Connect

During the late phases of stellar evolution beta decay on iron isotopes, in the core of massive stars, plays a crucial role in the dynamics of core-collapse. The beta decay contributes in maintaining a 'respectable' lepton-to-baryon ratio (PSI{sub e}) of the core prior to collapse which results in a larger shock energy to power the explosion. It is indeed a fine tuning of the parameter PSI{sub e} at various stages of supernova physics which can lead to a successful transformation of the collapse into an explosion. The calculations presented here might help in fine-tuning of PSI{sub e} for the collapse simulators of massive stars.

Nabi, Jameel-Un [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23460, N.W.F.P. (Pakistan)

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs boson interactions in supersymmetric theories with large tan beta  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that radiative corrections to the Higgs potential in supersymmetric theories with large tan beta generically lead to large differences in the light Higgs boson decay branching fractions compared to those of the standard model Higgs boson. In contrast, the light Higgs boson production rates are largely unaffected. We identify W h associated production followed by Higgs boson decays to photons or to leptons via W W* as potential experimental probes of these theories.

Will Loinaz; James D. Wells

1998-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of dose to soft tisse from implanted beta sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Treatment of Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM) requires the occlusion of the unwanted arteries. Irradiation of a blood vessel wall with beta particles causes it to be permanently blocked by multiplication of the endothelial cells. For this purpose, spherical radioactive particles are injected into these arteries. This study deals with the development of BRAIN-DOSES, a computer code based on VARSKIN MOD2 and SADDE MOD2, which evaluates gamma and beta dose distributions for radioactive sources with five different geometries: point, line, shell cylinder, solid cylinder and solid sphere. Since the particles injected into the blood vessels can be modeled as a line of spheres, this work focuses on the development of a computational method for estimating the spatial distribution of absorbed dose around a line of spheres. BRAIN-DOSES uses integration of Berger point kernels over the source volume, employing the scaled point kernels tabulated by Berger in 1971. This method requires calculation of the beta particle path within the two media crossed, tissue and source material. Consequently, besides the computational approach, this study describes a detailed geometrical approach of the problem. Results obtained from calculations with BRAIN-DOSES have been used to evaluate the beta dose distribution in the capillary walls of the rete of pigs, a vascular system which may model an AVM. The source was a 418 CI line of spheres made of a mixture of 42.8% hydrated polyacrylonitrile (PAN), 49.8% powdered Pt-197 and 7.4% powdered Pr-142 (in weight percentage). The sphere diameters were from 150 to 350 gm.

Dauffy, Lucile

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The pleiotropic roles of transforming growth factor beta inhomeostasis and carcinogenesis of endocrine organs.  

SciTech Connect

Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a ubiquitous cytokine that plays a critical role in numerous pathways regulating cellular and tissue homeostasis. TGF-beta is regulated by hormones and is a primary mediator of hormone response in uterus, prostate and mammary gland. This review will address the role of TGF-beta in regulating hormone dependent proliferation and morphogenesis. The subversion of TGF-beta regulation during the processes of carcinogenesis, with particular emphasis on its effects on genetic stability and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), will also be examined. An understanding of the multiple and complex mechanisms of TGF-beta regulation of epithelial function, and the ultimate loss of TGF-beta function during carcinogenesis, will be critical in the design of novel therapeutic interventions for endocrine-related cancers.

Fleisch, Markus C.; Maxwell, Christopher A.; Barcellos-Hoff,Mary-Helen

2006-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art Beta Detection and Dosimetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The research funded by this NEER grant establishes the framework for a detailed understanding of the challenges in beta dosimetry, especially in the presence of a mixed radiation field. The work also stimulated the thinking of the research group which will lead to new concepts in digital signal processing to allow collection of detection signals and real-time analysis such that simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy can take place. The work described herein (with detail in the many publications that came out of this research) was conducted in a manner that provided dissertation and thesis topics for three students, one of whom was completely funded by this grant. The overall benefit of the work came in the form of a dramatic shift in signal processing that is normally conducted in analog pulse shape analysis. Analog signal processing was shown not to be feasible for this type of work; digital signal processing was a must. This, in turn, led the research team to a new understanding of pulse analysis, one in which expands the state-of-the-art in simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy with a single detector.

David M. Hamby

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Beta Pictoris Debris Disk is a Proto-planetary Disk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: The debris disk around the star Beta Pictoris is a proto-planetary disk which was caused by a collision of two or more aging stars. Beta Pictoris is shown to possess a large debris disk which glows in the infared. [1] It has been hypothesized that this debris disk is not evidence for the formation of new stars/exoplanets [2] but of the destruction of older stars colliding with each other, thus taking up new orbits around the proto-star Beta Pictoris, which is a very young planet, and leaving a very large debris field similar to our own asteroid belt. [3] The larger stars that collided will stabilize after losing incredible amounts of material and forming rings (like Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune). The smaller much more traveled stars will stabilize and take up orbit around the younger stars and form round, undifferentiated objects similar to the moon Callisto [4] , or the many other arrangements of moons around Saturn or Jupiter and smaller objects such as Ceres. This could also explain why they do not possess iron cores but are mostly volatiles such as water, ammonia, methane and sulfur dioxide which have a relatively low equilibrium condensation as opposed to refractory elements and molecules which have a much higher boiling point, and play a large part

Jeffrey J Wolynski

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PhytoBeta imager: a positron imager for plant biology  

SciTech Connect

Several positron emitting radioisotopes such as 11C and 13N can be used in plant biology research. The 11CO2 tracer is used to facilitate plant biology research toward optimization of plant productivity, biofuel development and carbon sequestration in biomass. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has been used to study carbon transport in live plants using 11CO2. Because plants typically have very thin leaves, little medium is present for the emitted positrons to undergo an annihilation event. The emitted positrons from 11C (maximum energy 960 keV) could require up to approximately 4 mm of water equivalent material for positron annihilation. Thus many of the positrons do not annihilate inside the leaf, resulting in limited sensitivity for PET imaging. To address this problem we have developed a compact beta-positive, beta-minus particle imager (PhytoBeta imager) for 11CO2 leaf imaging. The detector is based on a Hamamatsu H8500 position sensitive photomultiplier tube optically coupled via optical grease to a 0.5 mm thick Eljen EJ-212 plastic scintillator. The detector is equipped with a flexible arm to allow its placement and orientation over or under the leaf to be studied while maintaining the leaf's original orientation. To test the utility of the system the detector was used to measure carbon translocation in a leaf of the spicebush (Lindera benzoin) under two transient light conditions.

Weisenberger, Andrew G; Lee, Seungjoon; McKisson, John; McKisson, J E; Xi, Wenze; Zorn, Carl; Reid, Chantal D; Howell, Calvin R; Crowell, Alexander S; Cumberbatch, Laurie; Fallin, Brent; Stolin, Alexander

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery of Peculiar Double-Mode Pulsations and Period Doubling in KEPLER RRc Variables  

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We analyzed the Long Cadence photometry of 4 first overtone RR Lyr-type stars (RRc stars) observed by the KEPLER telescope. All studied variables are multiperiodic. The strongest secondary peak appears for f_2/f_1 = 1.58-1.63, or P_2/P_1 = 0.61-0.63. In each star we detect at least one subharmonic of f_2, either at ~1/2 f_2 or at ~3/2 f_2. The presence of subharmonics is a characteristic signature of a period doubling.

Moskalik, P; Kolenberg, K; Nemec, J; Kunder, A; Chadid, M; Kopacki, G; Szabó, R; members, KEPLER WG#13

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instability and Diapycnal Momentum Transport in a Double-Diffusive, Stratified Shear Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear stability of a double-diffusively stratified, inflectional shear flow is investigated. Double-diffusive stratification has little effect on shear instability except when the density ratio R? is close to unity. Double-diffusive ...

William D. Smyth; Satoshi Kimura

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Chooz: Searching for theta13 with reactor neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Double Chooz experiment is meant to search for the neutrino mixing angle theta13 taking advantage of the neutrinos generated at the nuclear power plant of Chooz. Double Chooz relies on neutrino flux measurements at two different locations, the so-called far and near detectors, although the first phase runs only with the far detector. The commissioning of the far detector started in January 2011 and first results improving the current limit on theta13 are expected by the summer 2011. The status of the Double Chooz experiment is presented.

Novella, P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Chooz: Searching for theta13 with reactor neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Double Chooz experiment is meant to search for the neutrino mixing angle theta13 taking advantage of the neutrinos generated at the nuclear power plant of Chooz. Double Chooz relies on neutrino flux measurements at two different locations, the so-called far and near detectors, although the first phase runs only with the far detector. The commissioning of the far detector started in January 2011 and first results improving the current limit on theta13 are expected by the summer 2011. The status of the Double Chooz experiment is presented.

P. Novella; for the Double Chooz collaboration

2011-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 | Department of Energy  

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis LEXINGTON, Ky. - The conversion plants at EM's Paducah and Portsmouth sites surpassed a fiscal year 2013 goal by converting 13,679 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6), more than doubling production a year earlier. EM's Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) and contractor Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services LLC (BWCS) began operations in 2011 to convert the nation's 800,000-metric-ton inventory of DUF6 to more benign forms for sale, ultimate disposal or long-term storage. "Since 2011, we have been ramping up production to determine and achieve the safe, sustainable operating rate of the plants," said George E.

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 | Department of Energy  

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis LEXINGTON, Ky. - The conversion plants at EM's Paducah and Portsmouth sites surpassed a fiscal year 2013 goal by converting 13,679 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6), more than doubling production a year earlier. EM's Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) and contractor Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services LLC (BWCS) began operations in 2011 to convert the nation's 800,000-metric-ton inventory of DUF6 to more benign forms for sale, ultimate disposal or long-term storage. "Since 2011, we have been ramping up production to determine and achieve the safe, sustainable operating rate of the plants," said George E.

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Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Provide Evidence For Hydraulic Fracturing Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Provide Evidence For Hydraulic Fracturing Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Most of 26 small (0.4<~M<~3.1) microearthquakes at Long Valley caldera in mid-1997, analyzed using data from a dense temporary network of 69 digital three-component seismometers, have significantly non-double-couple focal mechanisms, inconsistent with simple shear faulting. We determined their mechanisms by inverting P- and S-wave polarities and amplitude ratios using linear-programming methods, and

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Lee-Wave Resonances over Double Bell-Shaped Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lee-wave resonance over double bell-shaped obstacles is investigated through a series of idealized high-resolution numerical simulations with the nonhydrostatic Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) model using a free-slip ...

Vanda Grubiši?; Ivana Stiperski

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POWER MODULE PACKAGING WITH DOUBLE SIDED PLANAR INTERCONNECTION ...  

A double sided cooled power module package having a single phase leg topology includes two IGBT and two diode semiconductor dies. Each IGBT die is spaced apart from a ...

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Does rotation influence double-diffusive fluxes in polar oceans?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The diffusive (or semi-convection) regime of double-diffusive convection (DDC) is wide-spread in the polar oceans, generating “staircases” consisting of high-gradient interfaces of temperature and salinity separated by convectively mixed layers. ...

J. R. Carpenter; M.-L. Timmermans

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Simultaneous Spin-Charge Relaxation in Double Quantum Dots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate phonon-induced spin and charge relaxation mediated by spin-orbit and hyperfine interactions for a single electron confined within a double quantum dot. A simple toy model incorporating both direct decay to the ground state of the double dot and indirect decay via an intermediate excited state yields an electron spin relaxation rate that varies non-monotonically with the detuning between the dots. We confirm this model with experiments performed on a GaAs double dot, demonstrating that the relaxation rate exhibits the expected detuning dependence and can be electrically tuned over several orders of magnitude. Our analysis suggests that spin-orbit mediated relaxation via phonons serves as the dominant mechanism through which the double-dot electron spin-flip rate varies with detuning.

V. Srinivasa; K. C. Nowack; M. Shafiei; L. M. K. Vandersypen; J. M. Taylor

2013-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Shell Tank (DST) Monitor and Control Subsystem Specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This specification revises the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Monitor and Control Subsystem that supports the first phase of Waste Feed Delivery.

BAFUS, R.R.

2000-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Shell Tank (DST) Process Waste Sampling Subsystem Specification  

SciTech Connect

This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied to the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Process Waste Sampling Subsystem which supports the first phase of Waste Feed Delivery.

RASMUSSEN, J.H.

2000-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous formation of double bars in dark matter dominated galaxies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Although nearly one-third of barred galaxies host an inner, secondary bar, the formation and evolution of double barred galaxies remain unclear. We show here an example model of a galaxy, dominated by a live dark matter halo, in which double bars form naturally, without requiring gas, and we follow its evolution for a Hubble time. The inner bar in our model galaxy rotates almost as slowly as the outer bar, and it can reach up to half of its length. The route to the formation of a double bar may be different from that of a single strong bar. Massive dark matter halo or dynamically hot stellar disc may play an important role in the formation of double bars and their subsequent evolution.

Saha, Kanak

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finescale Instabilities of the Double-Diffusive Shear Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines dynamics of finescale instabilities in thermohaline–shear flows. It is shown that the presence of the background diapycnal temperature and salinity fluxes due to double diffusion has a destabilizing effect on the basic ...

Timour Radko; Melvin E. Stern

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Southeast Pacific Warm Band and Double ITCZ  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The east Pacific double intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) in austral fall is investigated with particular focus on the growing processes of its Southern Hemisphere branch. Satellite measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (...

Hirohiko Masunaga; Tristan S. L’Ecuyer

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Analysis for Double Shell Tank (DST) Subsystems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This functional analysis identifies the hierarchy and describes the subsystem functions that support the Double-Shell Tank (DST) System described in HNF-SD-WM-TRD-007, System Specification for the Double-Shell Tank System. Because of the uncertainty associated with the need for upgrades of the existing catch tanks supporting the Waste Feed Delivery (WFD) mission, catch tank functions are not addressed in this document. The functions identified herein are applicable to the Phase 1 WFD mission only.

SMITH, D.F.

2000-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross sections for short pulse single and double ionization ofhelium  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Testing for ENDF/B-VII.1beta2  

SciTech Connect

Calculations have been performed for 390 critical assemblies from the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments using the beta2 release of ENDF/B-VII.1. The results are compared to previous results for ENDF/B-VII. Cases that changed between the two versions are highlighted, and the results are discussed. The Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) is working on a new release of the ENDF/B-VII library of evaluated nuclear data, and the 'beta2' set of files was recently made available by the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC). A set of about 850 input files for the MCNP Monte Carlo code to run critical assemblies from the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments was available from our previous data testing work for ENDF/B-VII.0. We have now run 390 of those cases using data based on the beta2 files, and those results will be presented below. The ENDF files were downloaded from the NNDC to a Mac workstation. They were then processed using NJOY10 into ACE format files for use in the MCNP Monte Carlo code. The processing was limited to materials needed for the data testing work at this point. The existing MCNP input decks were used. No checking was done to see if any of the benchmarks had been updated since the ENDF/B-VII testing was finished. Most runs used 50 million histories in order to get Monte Carlo statistical uncertainties down the 0.01% range.

MacFarlane, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic structure of the low beta, quasi-perpendicular shock  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ISEE 1 and 2 magnetic field measurements are used to examine the structure of the low beta, quasi-perpendicular shock. A shock crossing database consisting of ISEE 1 satellite crossings from the beginning of the mission in 1977 to the end of 1980 is utilized to identify shock crossings for this study. A set of 20 low beta, quasi-perpendicular shock crossings are drawn from the database for study. Analysis of the shock overshoots indicates that the strength of the overshoot of low beta, quasi-perpendicular shocks increases as the ratio of the Mach number to the first critical Mach number (or ratio of criticality) increases. There are subcritical crossings which have nonnegligible overshoots and other subcritical crossings which exhibit no overshoot. Wave analysis shows that the power of the downstream waves also increases as a function of this ratio of criticality. Upstream of the shock, large-amplitude, low-frequency whistler mode and higher-frequency (f {approximately} 1 Hz) whistler waves are evident for subcritical and marginally critical shocks. The lower-frequency whistlers are right-hand elliptically polarized and phase stand upstream of the shock, propagating along the shock normal direction. The thickness of the shock is found to be within a factor of 1 and 2 times greater than the wavelength of this precursor wave. This result is inconsistent with the conjecture that the shock is merely the last amplified cycle of the precursor wave, for if this were true, the thickness of the shock from minimum to maximum would be one half of the precursor wavelength. These ion cyclotron waves appear to result from the excitation of the Alfven ion cyclotron (AIC) instability. Ion cyclotron waves act to pitch angle scatter the ions downstream of the shock and remove the temperature anisotropy. A transitional behavior in the noncoplanar component of the magnetic field occurs at or about the first critical Mach number. 34 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

Farris, M.H.; Russell, C.T. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can the beta decay of neutral kaons be observed?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The rate of the beta decay of neutral kaons is calculated within the meson dominance approach taking into account the relation between the KK\\rho and \\pi\\pi\\rho coupling constants which follows from the vector meson dominance in electromagnetic interactions and isospin symmetry. The decay rate transforms into the following branching fraction summed over the charge states indicated: B(K0L -> K+- e-+ nu)=(2.53+-0.10)x10^{-9}. The error is dominated by our estimate of isospin violating effects. Experimental aspects of such a measurement are discussed.

Peter Lichard; Julia Thompson

2000-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Measurement of the Neutron Beta-Decay Asymmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new measurement of the neutron $\\beta$-decay asymmetry $A_0$ has been carried out by the UCNA collaboration using polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN) from the solid deuterium UCN source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Improvements in the experiment have led to reductions in both statistical and systematic uncertainties leading to $A_0 = -0.11954(55)_{\\rm stat.}(98)_{\\rm syst.}$, corresponding to the ratio of axial-vector to vector coupling $\\lambda \\equiv g_A/g_V = -1.2756(30)$.

Mendenhall, M P; Bagdasarova, Y; Berguno, D B; Broussard, L J; Carr, R; Clayton, S; Currie, S; Ding, X; García, A; Geltenbort, P; Hickerson, K P; Hoagland, J; Hogan, G E; Holley, A T; Hong, R; Ito, T M; Filippone, B W; Knecht, A; Liu, C -Y; Liu, J L; Makela, M; Mammei, R R; Martin, J W; Melconian, D; Moore, S D; Morris, C L; Galván, A Pérez; Picker, R; Pitt, M L; Plaster, B; Rios, R; Saunders, A; Seestrom, S J; Sondheim, W E; Tatar, E; Vogelaar, R B; VornDick, B; Wrede, C; Young, A R; Zeck, B A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Measurement of the Neutron Beta-Decay Asymmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new measurement of the neutron $\\beta$-decay asymmetry $A_0$ has been carried out by the UCNA collaboration using polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN) from the solid deuterium UCN source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Improvements in the experiment have led to reductions in both statistical and systematic uncertainties leading to $A_0 = -0.11954(55)_{\\rm stat.}(98)_{\\rm syst.}$, corresponding to the ratio of axial-vector to vector coupling $\\lambda \\equiv g_A/g_V = -1.2756(30)$.

M. P. Mendenhall; R. W. Pattie Jr; Y. Bagdasarova; D. B. Berguno; L. J. Broussard; R. Carr; S. Currie; X. Ding; B. W. Filippone; A. García; P. Geltenbort; K. P. Hickerson; J. Hoagland; A. T. Holley; R. Hong; T. M. Ito; A. Knecht; C. -Y. Liu; J. L. Liu; M. Makela; R. R. Mammei; J. W. Martin; D. Melconian; S. D. Moore; C. L. Morris; A. Pérez Galván; R. Picker; M. L. Pitt; B. Plaster; J. C. Ramsey; R. Rios; A. Saunders; S. J. Seestrom; E. I. Sharapov; W. E. Sondheim; E. Tatar; R. B. Vogelaar; B. VornDick; C. Wrede; A. R. Young; B. A. Zeck

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Using NERSC Systems, Physcists Close in on a Rare-Particle Decay Process  

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Using NERSC Systems, Using NERSC Systems, Physcists Close in on a Rare-Particle Decay Process Using NERSC Systems, Physicists Close In on a Rare-Particle Decay Process Underground Experiment May Unlock the Mysteries of the Neutrino June 11, 2012 | Tags: Accelerator Science, High Energy Physics (HEP), Hopper NERSC Contact: Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 exo-1.jpg Located at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico, EXO-200 is a 200-kg detector using liquid xenon, enriched in the isotope 136, to detect "neutrino-less double beta decay." With help from supercomputers at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the Enriched Xenon Observatory experiment (EXO-200) has placed the most stringent constraints

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Charges/Reports | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Reports Reports Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) NSAC Home Meetings Members Charges/Reports Charter .pdf file (629KB) NP Committees of Visitors NP Home Charges/Reports Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page 2013 Molybdenum-99 Charge Letter (December 2013 .pdf file (469KB)) Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay Charge Letter (December 2013 .pdf file (466KB)) Report to NSAC on Scientific Facilities (March 2013 .pdf file (850KB)) (Major Nuclear Physics Facilities for the Next Decade) Transmittal Letter (March 2013 .pdf file (171KB)) Letter to the Facilities Charge (December 2012) .pdf file (790KB) Report to NSAC on the Committee of Visitors (March 2013 .pdf file (1.8MB)) Transmittal Letter (March 2013 .pdf file (61KB)) Committee of Visitors Charge Letter (July 2012) .pdf file (322KB)

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Fermilab Today  

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5, 2012 5, 2012 spacer Subscribe | Contact Us | Archive | Classifieds | Guidelines | Help Search GO spacer Calendar Have a safe day! Monday, Oct. 15 10:30 a.m. Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II 2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - One West Speaker: Chris Morrison, University of California, Davis Title: The Universe Under a Magnifying Glass 3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over THERE WILL BE NO ALL EXPERIMENTERS' MEETING THIS WEEK Tuesday, Oct. 16 8 a.m. Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II 10:30 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar (NOTE LOCATION) - One West Speaker: Mykhaylo Filipenko, University of Erlangen Title: Tracking and Barium Tagging: The Chance to Achieve a Background-Free Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment?

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MaGe - a Geant4-based Monte Carlo framework for low-background experiments  

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A Monte Carlo framework, MaGe, has been developed based on the Geant4 simulation toolkit. Its purpose is to simulate physics processes in low-energy and low-background radiation detectors, specifically for the Majorana and Gerda $^{76}$Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. This jointly-developed tool is also used to verify the simulation of physics processes relevant to other low-background experiments in Geant4. The MaGe framework contains simulations of prototype experiments and test stands, and is easily extended to incorporate new geometries and configurations while still using the same verified physics processes, tunings, and code framework. This reduces duplication of efforts and improves the robustness of and confidence in the simulation output.

Yuen-Dat Chan; Jason A. Detwiler; Reyco Henning; Victor M. Gehman; Rob A. Johnson; David V. Jordan; Kareem Kazkaz; Markus Knapp; Kevin Kroninger; Daniel Lenz; Jing Liu; Xiang Liu; Michael G. Marino; Akbar Mokhtarani; Luciano Pandola; Alexis G. Schubert; Claudia Tomei

2008-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The Frobenius group T13 and the canonical see-saw mechanism applied to neutrino mixing  

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The compatibility of the Frobenius group T13 with the canonical see-saw mechanism of neutrino mixing is examined. The Standard Model is extended in a minimalist way, by introducing a family symmetry and three right-handed neutrinos. To fit experiments and place constraints on the possibilities, tribimaximal mixing is used as a guideline. The application of both a family symmetry group and the canonical see-saw mechanism naturally generates small neutrino masses. The various possibilities from combining these two models are listed. Enough constraints are produced to narrow down the parameters of the neutrino mass matrix to two. This is therefore a predictive model where neutrino mass eigenvalues and allowed regions for neutrinoless double beta decay are suggested.

Christine Hartmann

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

320

Low background aspects of GERDA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The GERDA experiment operates bare Germanium diodes enriched in 76 Ge in an environment of pure liquid argon to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. A very low radioactive background is essential for the success of the experiment. We present here the research done in order to remove radio?impurities coming from the liquid argon the stainless steel cryostat and the front?end electronics. We found that liquid argon can be purified efficiently from 222 Rn . The main source of 222 Rn in GERDA is the cryostat which emanates about 55 mBq. A thin copper shroud in the center of the cryostat was implemented to prevent radon from approaching the diodes. Gamma ray screening of radio?pure components for front?end electronics resulted in the development of a pre?amplifier with a total activity of less than 1? mBq ? 228 Th .

Hardy Simgen; The GERDA collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large area liquid argon detectors for interrogation systems  

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Measurements of the efficiency, pulse shape, and energy and time resolution of liquid argon (LAr) detectors are presented. Liquefied noble gas-based (LNbG) detectors have been developed for the detection of dark matter and neutrinoless double-beta decay. However, the same qualities that make LNbG detectors ideal for these applications, namely their size, cost, efficiency, pulse shape discrimination and resolution, make them promising for portal screening and the detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). Two 18-liter prototype detectors were designed, fabricated, and tested, one with pure LAr and the other doped with liquid Xe (LArXe). The LArXe detector presented the better time and energy resolution of 3.3 ns and 20% at 662 KeV, respectively. The total efficiency of the detector was measured to be 35% with 4.5% of the total photons detected in the photopeak.

Gary, Charles; Kane, Steve; Firestone, Murray I.; Smith, Gregory [Adelphi Technology LLC, Purdue Technology Center, 5225 Exploration Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241 (United States); Gozani, Tsahi; Brown, Craig; Kwong, John; King, Michael J. [Rapiscan Laboratories, 520 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (United States); Nikkel, James A.; McKinsey, Dan [Physics Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States)

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendations for a Static Cosmic Ray Shield for Enriched Germanium Detectors  

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This document provides a detailed study of cost and materials that could be used to shield the detector material of the international Tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment from hadronic particles from cosmic ray showers at the Earth's surface. This work was motivated by the need for a shield that minimizes activation of the enriched germanium during storage; in particular, when the detector material is being worked on at the detector manufacturer's facility. This work considers two options for shielding the detector material from cosmic ray particles. One option is to use a pre-existing structure already located near the detector manufacturer, such as Canberra Industries in Meriden, Connecticut. The other option is to build a shield onsite at a detector manufacturer's site. This paper presents a cost and efficiency analysis of such construction.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Orrell, John L.; Ankney, Austin S.; Berguson, Timothy J.

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

323

Probing TeV Left-Right Seesaw at Energy and Intensity Frontiers: a Snowmass White Paper  

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We discuss ways to probe the origin of neutrino masses at the Energy and Intensity frontiers, in TeV-scale left-right seesaw models where small neutrino masses arise via type-I seesaw mechanism. We consider generic ('vanilla') version of such models as well as a version which leads to 'large' light-heavy neutrino mixing while keeping the neutrino masses small in a natural manner. We point out specific observable implications of these classes of models at the LHC as well as in searches for lepton flavor violating processes such as $\\mu\\to e\\gamma$ and $\\mu\\to 3e$, and also in searches for lepton number violating neutrinoless double beta decay.

P. S. Bhupal Dev; R. N. Mohapatra

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

324

Minimal Neutrino Texture with Neutrino Mass Ratio and Cabibbo Angle  

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We present neutrino mass matrix textures in a minimal framework of the type-I seesaw mechanism where two right-handed Majorana neutrinos are introduced in order to reproduce experimental results of neutrino oscillations. The textures can lead to experimentally favored leptonic mixing angles described by the tri-bimaximal mixing with one additional rotation. We present minimal and next to minimal textures for the normal mass hierarchy case in a context of the texture zero. A minimal texture in the inverted hierarchy case is also constructed, which does not have any vanishing entries in a Dirac neutrino mass matrix. We also discuss some cases that model parameters in the textures are supposed to be a neutrino mass ratio and/or the Cabibbo angle. Predicted regions of mixing angles, a leptonic CP-violation parameter, and an effective mass for the neutrino-less double beta decay are presented in all textures.

Yusuke Shimizu; Ryo Takahashi; Morimitsu Tanimoto

2012-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

325

Characterization and modeling of a low background HPGe detector  

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A high efficiency, low background counting setup has been made at TIFR consisting of a special HPGe detector ($\\sim$70$\\%$) surrounded by a low activity copper+lead shield. Detailed measurements are performed with point and extended geometry sources to obtain a complete response of the detector. An effective model of the detector has been made with GEANT4 based Monte Carlo simulations which agrees with experimental data within 5$\\%$. This setup will be used for qualification and selection of radio-pure materials to be used in a cryogenic bolometer for the study of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in $^{124}$Sn as well as for other rare event studies. Using this setup, radio-impurities in the rock sample from India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) site have been estimated.

N. Dokania; V. Singh; S. Mathimalar; V. Nanal; S. Pal; R. G. Pillay

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

326

Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012) | Department of Energy  

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Beta Batteries (October 2012) Beta Batteries (October 2012) Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012) DOE's Energy Storage Program is funding research to further develop a novel planar design for sodium-beta batteries (Na-beta batteries or NBBs) that will improve energy and power densities and simplify manufacturing. This project will demonstrate a planar prototype that operates at <300 degrees Celsius and will scale up the storage capacity to 5 kW, improving on the performance levels being pursued in related battery research projects. Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 1 (Day 1): ARPA-E Projects Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review and Update Meeting Advanced Materials and Devices for Stationary Electrical Energy Storage

327

Gross Alpha and Gross Beta Measurements in Coal Combustion Product Leachate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this report was to provide information to help interpret gross alpha and gross beta concentrations in coal combustion product (CCP) leachate. This objective was accomplished by chemically characterizing 15 field leachate samples that were collected at three CCP management facilities. The leachate samples were analyzed for gross alpha and gross beta concentrations and for the potential individual alpha and beta emitters in solution. Gross alpha concentrations at the three sites ranged fro...

2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

328

Design and biological activity of {beta}-sheet breaker peptide conjugates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sequence LPFFD (iA{beta}{sub 5}) prevents amyloid-{beta} peptide (A{beta}) fibrillogenesis and neurotoxicity, hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD), as previously demonstrated. In this study iA{beta}{sub 5} was covalently linked to poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and the activity of conjugates was assessed and compared to the activity of the peptide alone by in vitro studies. The conjugates were characterized by MALDI-TOF. Competition binding assays established that conjugates retained the ability to bind A{beta} with similar strength as iA{beta}{sub 5}. Transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that iA{beta}{sub 5} conjugates inhibited amyloid fibril formation, which is in agreement with binding properties observed for the conjugates towards A{beta}. The conjugates were also able to prevent amyloid-induced cell death, as evaluated by activation of caspase 3. These results demonstrated that the biological activity of iA{beta}{sub 5} is not affected by the pegylation process.

Rocha, Sandra [LEPAE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)], E-mail: sandra.rocha@fe.up.pt; Cardoso, Isabel [Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto (Portugal); Boerner, Hans [Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 14424 Potsdam (Germany); Pereira, Maria Carmo [LEPAE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); Saraiva, Maria Joao [Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto (Portugal); ICBAS, University of Porto, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar 2, 4099-003 Porto (Portugal); Coelho, Manuel [LEPAE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)

2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

329

Processing and the Evolution of Alpha/Beta Microtexture in Titanium ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Processing and the Evolution of Alpha/Beta Microtexture in ... Analysis of Hot Rolling with Simplified Weighted Velocity Field and MY Criterion.

330

Letter to EAC Regarding iBeta Quality Assurance and SysTest ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Q. How long does the accreditation process take? ... 18, 2007); iBeta Software Quality Assurance, LLC - applied ... to the system throughout its life cycle. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

331

Inverse beta decay reaction in $^{232}$Th and $^{233}$U fission antineutrino flux  

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Energy spectra of antineutrinos coming from $^{232}$Th and $^{233}$U neutron-induced fission are calculated, relevant inverse beta decay $\\bar{{\

G. Domogatski; V. Kopeikin; L. Mikaelyan; V. Sinev

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

332

Rolling and Grinding of Thin Sheets of Beta-Solidified Gamma TiAl ...  

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Presentation Title, Rolling and Grinding of Thin Sheets of Beta-Solidified ... of process parameters for TNMB1 titanium aluminide for selective laser melting ...

333

{beta}-Catenin stabilization imparts crypt progenitor phenotype to hyperproliferating colonic epithelia  

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Utilizing the Citrobacter rodentium (CR)-induced transmissible murine colonic hyperplasia (TMCH) model, we provide mechanistic basis of changes in {beta}-catenin/APC/CKI{epsilon} leading to progression and/or regression of hyperplasia in vivo. In response to CR-induced TMCH, crypt lengths increased significantly between days 6-27 post-infection, followed by a steep decline by day 34. {beta}-Cat{sup 45}/total {beta}-catenin were elevated on day 1 post-infection, preceding changes in crypt length, and persisted for 27 days before declining by day 34. Importantly, cellular CKI{epsilon} and {beta}-catenin co-immunoprecipitated and exhibited remarkable parallel changes in kinetics during hyperplasia/regression phases. {beta}-catenin, phosphorylated at Ser33,37 and Thr41 ({beta}-cat{sup 33,37/41}), was low till day 12, followed by gradual increase until day 27 before declining by day 34. GSK-3{beta} exhibited significant Ser{sup 9}-phosphorylation/inactivation at days 6-12 with partial recovery at days 27-34. Wild type (wt) APC (p312) levels increased at day 6 with transient proteolysis/truncation to p130 form between days 12 and 15; p312 reappeared by day 19 and returned to baseline by day 34. The kinetics of {beta}-Cat{sup 45}/{beta}-catenin nuclear accumulation and acetylation (Ac-{beta}-Cat{sup Lys49}) from days 6 to 27, followed by loss of phosphorylation/acetylation by day 34 was almost identical; Tcf-4 co-immunoprecipitated with {beta}-Cat{sup 45}/{beta}-catenin and localized immunohistochemically to {beta}-Cat{sup 41/45}-positive regions leading to elevated cyclin D1 expression, during the hyperproliferative, but not regression phases of TMCH. CKI{epsilon} mediated phosphorylation of {beta}-Cat{sup 45}, resulting in stabilization/nuclear translocation of {beta}-Cat{sup 45} may be critical for maintaining proliferation at days 6-27. Reversal of GSK-3{beta} phosphorylation and APC changes may be equally critical during the regression phase from days 27 to 34.

Sellin, Joseph H.; Wang Yu [Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (United States); Singh, Pomila [Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (United States); Umar, Shahid [Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 920 Stanton L. Young Blvd, WP 1360, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (United States)], E-mail: shahid-umar@ouhsc.edu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

The Study of Phase Transformations in Metastable Beta-Ti Alloys by ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, In-situ electrical resistivity measurement during linear heating at different rates was performed on various metastable beta titanium alloys in ...

335

Compact Beta Particle/Positron Imager for Plant Biology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 11CO2 tracer is used to facilitate plant biology research towards optimization of plant productivity, biofuel development and carbon sequestration in biomass. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has been used to study carbon transport in live plants using 11CO2. Plants typically have very thin leaves resulting in little medium for the emitted positrons to undergo an annihilation event. For the emitted positron from 11C decay approximately 1mm of water equivalent material is needed for positron annihilation. Thus most of the positrons do not annihilate inside the leaf, resulting in limited sensitivity for PET imaging. To address this problem we have developed a compact beta-positive beta-minus particle (BPBM) imager for 11CO2 leaf imaging. The detector is based on a Hamamatsu H8500 position sensitive photomultiplier tube optically coupled via optical grease and a 3mm thick glass plate to a 0.5mm thick Eljin EJ-212 plastic scintillator. The detector is equipped with a flexible arm to allow its placement and orientation on the leaf of the plant of interest while maintaining the leaf's original orientation. We are planning to utilize the imaging device at the Duke University Phytotron to investigate dynamic carbon transport differences between invasive and native species.

Weisenberger, Andrew; Lee, Seung Joon; McKisson, John; Xi, Wenze; Zorn, Carl; Stolin, Alexander; Majewski, Stan; Majewski, Stanislaw; Howell, Calvin; Crowell, Alec

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Modular low aspect ratio-high beta torsatron  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fusion reactor device in which the toroidal magnetic field and at least a portion of the poloidal magnetic field are provided by a single set of modular coils. The coils are arranged on the surface of a low aspect ratio toroid in planes having the cylindrical coordinate relationship .phi.=.phi..sub.i +kz where k is a constant equal to each coil's pitch and .phi..sub.i is the toroidal angle at which the i'th coil intersects the z=o plane. The device may be described as a modular, high beta torsation whose screw symmetry is pointed along the systems major (z) axis. The toroid defined by the modular coils preferably has a racetrack minor cross section. When vertical field coils and preferably a toroidal plasma current are provided for magnetic field surface closure within the toroid, a vacuum magnetic field of racetrack shaped minor cross section with improved stability and beta valves is obtained.

Sheffield, George V. (Hopewell, NJ); Furth, Harold P. (Princeton, NJ)

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

337

Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of  

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Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of lead emission intensity dependence on the wavelengths and sample matrix Title Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of lead emission intensity dependence on the wavelengths and sample matrix Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009 Authors Piscitelli, Vincent, Mauro A. Martinez, Alberto J. Fernandez, Jhanis J. Gonzalez, Xianglei Mao, and Richard E. Russo Journal Spectrochimica Acta Part B Volume 64 Issue 2 Pagination 147-154 Date Published 02/2009 Keywords Double pulse LIBS, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, lead Abstract Lead (Pb) emission intensity (atomic line 405.78 nm) dependence on the sample matrix (metal alloy) was studied by means of collinear double pulse (DP)-laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The measurement of the emission intensity produced by three different wavelength combinations (i.e. I:532 nm-II:1064 nm, I:532 nm-II:532 nm, and I:532 nm-II:355 nm) from three series of standard reference materials showed that the lead atomic line 405.78 nm emission intensity was dependent on the sample matrix for all the combination of wavelengths, however reduced dependency was found for the wavelength combination I:532 nm-II:355 nm.

338

Time-resolved double-slit experiment with entangled photons  

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The double-slit experiment strikingly demonstrates the wave-particle duality of quantum objects. In this famous experiment, particles pass one-by-one through a pair of slits and are detected on a distant screen. A distinct wave-like pattern emerges after many discrete particle impacts as if each particle is passing through both slits and interfering with itself. While the direct event-by-event buildup of this interference pattern has been observed for massive particles such as electrons, neutrons, atoms and molecules, it has not yet been measured for massless particles like photons. Here we present a temporally- and spatially-resolved measurement of the double-slit interference pattern using single photons. We send single photons through a birefringent double-slit apparatus and use a linear array of single-photon detectors to observe the developing interference pattern. The analysis of the buildup allows us to compare quantum mechanics and the corpuscular model, which aims to explain the mystery of single-particle interference. Finally, we send one photon from an entangled pair through our double-slit setup and show the dependence of the resulting interference pattern on the twin photon's measured state. Our results provide new insight into the dynamics of the buildup process in the double-slit experiment, and can be used as a valuable resource in quantum information applications.

Piotr Kolenderski; Carmelo Scarcella; Kelsey D. Johnsen; Deny R. Hamel; Catherine Holloway; Lynden K. Shalm; Simone Tisa; Alberto Tosi; Kevin J. Resch; Thomas Jennewein

2013-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

339

HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK THERMAL AND SEISMIC PROJECT SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANKS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

M&D Professional Services, Inc. (M&D) is under subcontract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to perform seismic analysis of the Hanford Site Double-Shell Tanks (DSTs) in support of a project entitled Double-Shell Tank (DST) Integrity Project - DST Thermal and Seismic Analyses. The original scope of the project was to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST System at Hanford in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14. The work described herein was performed in support of the seismic analysis of the DSTs. The thermal and operating loads analysis of the DSTs is documented in Rinker et al. (2004). Although Milestone M-48-14 has been met, Revision I is being issued to address external review comments with emphasis on changes in the modeling of anchor bolts connecting the concrete dome and the steel primary tank. The work statement provided to M&D (PNNL 2003) required that a nonlinear soil structure interaction (SSI) analysis be performed on the DSTs. The analysis is required to include the effects of sliding interfaces and fluid sloshing (fluid-structure interaction). SSI analysis has traditionally been treated by frequency domain computer codes such as SHAKE (Schnabel, et al. 1972) and SASSI (Lysmer et al. 1999a). Such frequency domain programs are limited to the analysis of linear systems. Because of the contact surfaces, the response of the DSTs to a seismic event is inherently nonlinear and consequently outside the range of applicability of the linear frequency domain programs. That is, the nonlinear response of the DSTs to seismic excitation requires the use of a time domain code. The capabilities and limitations of the commercial time domain codes ANSYS{reg_sign} and MSC Dytran{reg_sign} for performing seismic SSI analysis of the DSTs and the methodology required to perform the detailed seismic analysis of the DSTs has been addressed in Rinker et al (2006a). On the basis of the results reported in Rinker et al. (2006a), it is concluded that time-domain SSI analysis using ANSYS{reg_sign} is justified for predicting the global response of the DSTs. The most significant difference between the current revision (Revision 1) of this report and the original issue (Revision 0) is the treatment of the anchor bolts that tie the steel dome of the primary tank to the concrete tank dome.

MACKEY TC; RINKER MW; CARPENTER BG; HENDRIX C; ABATT FG

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

340

HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK (DST) THERMAL & SEISMIC PROJECT SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANKS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

M&D Professional Services, Inc. (M&D) is under subcontract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to perform seismic analysis of the Hanford Site double-shell tanks (DSTs) in support of a project entitled ''Double-Shell Tank (DSV Integrity Project--DST Thermal and Seismic Analyses)''. The overall scope of the project is to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST system at Hanford in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14, The work described herein was performed in support of the seismic analysis of the DSTs. The thermal and operating loads analysis of the DSTs is documented in Rinker et al. (2004). The work statement provided to M&D (PNNL 2003) required that the seismic analysis of the DSTs assess the impacts of potentially non-conservative assumptions in previous analyses and account for the additional soil mass due to the as-found soil density increase, the effects of material degradation, additional thermal profiles applied to the full structure including the soil-structure response with the footings, the non-rigid (low frequency) response of the tank roof, the asymmetric seismic-induced soil loading, the structural discontinuity between the concrete tank wall and the support footing and the sloshing of the tank waste. The seismic analysis considers the interaction of the tank with the surrounding soil and the effects of the primary tank contents. The DSTs and the surrounding soil are modeled as a system of finite elements. The depth and width of the soil incorporated into the analysis model are sufficient to obtain appropriately accurate analytical results. The analyses required to support the work statement differ from previous analysis of the DSTs in that the soil-structure interaction (SSI) model includes several (nonlinear) contact surfaces in the tank structure, and the contained waste must be modeled explicitly in order to capture the fluid-structure interaction behavior between the primary tank and contained waste.

MACKEY, T.C.

2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News Feature - Nation Could Double Energy Productivity  

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Nation Could Double Energy Productivity Nation Could Double Energy Productivity February 7, 2013 Photo of NREL Director Dan Arvizu speaking at NREL. Enlarge image NREL Director Dan Arvizu and a blue-ribbon panel of 20 energy experts said that the United States can double its energy productivity by 2030 - and do so in ways that bolster the nation's economy. In this photo, Arvizu speaks to commercial building stakeholders at NREL. Credit: Dennis Schroeder Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have long understood that using energy more efficiently can be just as beneficial as finding new ways to produce energy more efficiently. On Feb. 7, NREL Director Dan Arvizu and a blue-ribbon panel of 20 energy experts drove that message home, declaring that the United States can

342

Evaluation of the uranium double spike technique for environmental monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Use of a uranium double spike in analysis of environmental samples showed that a {sup 235}U enrichment of 1% ({sup 235}U/{sup 238}U = 0.00732) can be distinguished from natural ({sup 235}U/{sup 238}U = 0.00725). Experiments performed jointly at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) used a carefully calibrated double spike of {sup 233}U and {sup 236}U to obtain much better precision than is possible using conventional analytical techniques. A variety of different sampling media (vegetation and swipes) showed that, provided sufficient care is exercised in choice of sample type, relative standard deviations of less than {+-} 0.5% can be routinely obtained. This ability, unavailable without use of the double spike, has enormous potential significance in the detection of undeclared nuclear facilities.

Hemberger, P.H.; Rokop, D.J.; Efurd, D.W.; Roensch, F.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Smith, D.H.; Turner, M.L.; Barshick, C.M.; Bayne, C.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Double Chooz: Optimizing CHOOZ for a possible theta 13 measurement  

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The proposed Double Chooz theta 13 experiment is described. Double Chooz will be an optimized reactor disappearance experiment similar to the original CHOOZ. The optimization includes an increase in the signal to noise by increasing the target volume to twice the original CHOOZ, reducing singles background with a non-scintillating oil buffer region around the target and carefully controlling systematic uncertainties by measuring the electron antineutrino flux of the source with a near detector. The Double Chooz far detector will be situated in the same cavern as CHOOZ but will detect ~50000 electron antineutrinos in three years of operation. We estimate a systematic uncertainty of 0.6%, and a reduction of the upper limit on theta 13 to 5 degrees.

Dazeley, S A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Double Chooz: Optimizing CHOOZ for a possible theta 13 measurement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The proposed Double Chooz theta 13 experiment is described. Double Chooz will be an optimized reactor disappearance experiment similar to the original CHOOZ. The optimization includes an increase in the signal to noise by increasing the target volume to twice the original CHOOZ, reducing singles background with a non-scintillating oil buffer region around the target and carefully controlling systematic uncertainties by measuring the electron antineutrino flux of the source with a near detector. The Double Chooz far detector will be situated in the same cavern as CHOOZ but will detect ~50000 electron antineutrinos in three years of operation. We estimate a systematic uncertainty of 0.6%, and a reduction of the upper limit on theta 13 to 5 degrees.

S. A. Dazeley; for the Double Chooz Collaboration

2005-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

345

The Spacetime of Double Field Theory: Review, Remarks, and Outlook  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review double field theory (DFT) with emphasis on the doubled spacetime and its generalized coordinate transformations, which unify diffeomorphisms and b-field gauge transformations. We illustrate how the composition of generalized coordinate transformations fails to associate. Moreover, in dimensional reduction, the O(d,d) T-duality transformations of fields can be obtained as generalized diffeomorphisms. Restricted to a half-dimensional subspace, DFT includes `generalized geometry', but is more general in that local patches of the doubled space may be glued together with generalized coordinate transformations. Indeed, we show that for certain T-fold backgrounds with non-geometric fluxes, there are generalized coordinate transformations that induce, as gauge symmetries of DFT, the requisite O(d,d;Z) monodromy transformations. Finally we review recent results on the \\alpha' extension of DFT which, reduced to the half-dimensional subspace, yields intriguing modifications of the basic structures of generalized geometry.

Olaf Hohm; Dieter Lust; Barton Zwiebach

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

346

SDSS galaxies with double-peaked emission lines: double starbursts or AGNs?  

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With the aim of investigating galaxies with two strong simultaneous starbursts, we have extracted a sample of galaxies with double-peaked emission lines in their global spectra from the SDSS spectral database. We then fitted the emission lines Halpha, Hbeta, [OIII]5007, [NII]6584, [SII]6717 and [SII]6731 of 129 spectra by two Gaussians to separate the radiation of the two (blue and red) components. A more or less reliable decomposition of the all those emission lines have been found for 55 spectra. Using a standard BPT classification diagram, we have been able to divide the galaxies from our sample into two subsamples: Sample A consisting of 18 galaxies where both components belong to the photoionised class of objects, and Sample B containing 37 galaxies which show non-thermal ionisation (AGNs). We have examined the properties of the blue and red components, and found that the differences between radial velocities of components lie within 200 - 400 km/s for galaxies of both subsamples. The equivalent number o...

Pilyugin, L S; Cedres, B; Cepa, J; Bongiovanni, A; Mattsson, L; Vilchez, J M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Double-well magnetic trap for Bose-Einstein condensates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a magnetic trapping scheme for neutral atoms based on a hybrid of Ioffe-Pritchard and Time-averaged Orbiting Potential traps. The resulting double-well magnetic potential has readily controllable barrier height and well separation. This offers a new tool for studying the behavior of Bose condensates in double-well potentials, including atom interferometry and Josephson tunneling. We formulate a description for the potential of this magnetic trap and discuss practical issues such as loading with atoms, evaporative cooling and manipulating the potential.

N. R. Thomas; C. J. Foot; A. C. Wilson

2001-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

348

A BATTERY OPERATED ALPHA AND BETA RADIATION RECORDER  

SciTech Connect

Design is described of a portable battery operated unit with a rate meter which can be used either with an alpha scintillation head and photomultiplier tube or with a G. M. tube. A microammeter is calibrated to read count rate. Provision is also made to read the output on an Esterline Angus recorder. Double coated transparent scotch tape is used to hold the scintillating material (silver activated zinc sulphide) on the window of the photomultiplier tube. A light trap incorporated in the unit makes it possible to place samples in the lighttight counting chamber without admitting room light to the photomultiplier tube. (auth)

Strebe, F.C.

1957-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

349

Markov random fields reveal an N-terminal double beta-propeller motif as part of a bacterial hybrid two-component sensor system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent explosion in newly sequenced bacterial genomes is outpacing the capacity of researchers to try to assign functional annotation to all the new proteins. Hence, computational methods that can help predict structural ...

Berger, Bonnie

350

The Fermi And Gamov-Teller {beta}-Decay Excitations Of The Scissors Mode 1+ States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the allowed Gamov-Teller (GT) and Fermi {beta} transitions from 1+-state of the odd-odd nuclei to 1+-states are considered. Calculation of the {beta} transition matrix elements is performed in the phonon description and an analytical expressions for MF and MGT matrix elements are obtained for the first time.

Yildirm, Z.; Ertugral, F.; Kuliev, A. A. [Sakarya University, Physics Department, Adapazari (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan)

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

351

The History Heuristic and Alpha-Beta Search Enhancements in Practice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many enhancements to the alpha-beta algorithm have been proposed to help reduce the size of minimax trees. A recent enhancement, the history heuristic, which improves the order in which branches are considered at interior nodes is described. A comprehensive ... Keywords: alpha-beta search enhancements, game trees, history heuristic, interior nodes, minimax techniques, minimax trees, search problems, transposition tables, trees (mathematics)

J. Schaeffer

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Characteristics of beta detection and dose measurement at Department of Energy facilities  

SciTech Connect

This report considers the current state of the art of beta dosimetry practices and beta detection methods used by health physicists at US Department of Energy facilities. This information is based on a survey of DOE facilities. Beta measurements are technically difficult and innovative efforts must be expended to improve their accuracy. Perhaps the most pronounced problem is that beta dosimetry and instrumentation in use are highly energy and angular dependent. Many believe that beta exposures are adequately controlled because beta to photon ratios are assumed to be low. This assumption is not always valid as demonstrated by the accident at Three Mile Island (TMI). Significant beta doses exist where personnel are exposed to mixed fission products; for example, chemical reprocessing plants, reactor accidents, or where uranium metals are processed. This report is part of an effort to increase the DOE response to this technically difficult area of health protection. Problem areas are addressed and methods recommended to improve beta dosimetry through a cooperative effort among the various DOE contractors. 34 refs., 2 figs., 16 tabs.

Mulvehill, J.M.; Brackenbush, L.W.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

National Library of Energy (BETA): the Department of Energy's National  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

About About The Department of Energy (DOE) National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta) is a national resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. The NLEBeta is a new search tool designed to make it easier for American citizens to find and access information from across the DOE complex nationwide, without knowing DOE's organizational structure. Such information is offered by DOE to advance its four broad mission areas: Science and R&D Results Energy and Technology for Industry and Homeowners Energy Market Information and Analysis Nuclear Security and Environmental Management For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions. Also, check for new information and new sites added frequently to the National Library of Energy. The NLEBeta is provided by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical

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National Library of Energy (BETA): the Department of Energy's National  

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Feedback/Contact Us Feedback/Contact Us We sincerely invite your feedback about NLEBeta - your questions, concerns, criticisms and suggestions. We recommend you check frequently asked questions. If your question still has not been answered or if you wish to send a comment, please see the contact information below. EMAIL PHONE 865-241-6435 MAIL U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information P.O. Box 62 Oak Ridge,TN 37831 The National Library of EnergyBeta is an important new Department of Energy (DOE) search tool, and the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is committed to making this national resource for energy literacy, innovation and security as serviceable and easy to use as possible. We will appreciate your assistance as we work to ensure that NLEBeta serves

355

Well completions in the Beta Field, Offshore California  

SciTech Connect

The heavy oil reservoir in the Beta Field, Offshore California is thick (up to 1200 feet gross), unconsolidated, consists of nine distinct sand intervals, and lies at a shallow depth. In order to economically develop the field from two platforms and be able to waterflood, the development wells must be highly deviated with an 'S' shaped profile, have isolated multi-zone completions designed with the capability to selectively inject or produce any combination of zones, and produce virtually sand-free because of the use of electric submersible pumps for artificial lift. To meet these requirements, new completion techniques were developed. This paper reviews the overall completion sequence starting with primary cementing and zonal isolation, through perforating and perforation cleanup, and finishing with the inside casing gravel packing and gravel pack logging. The new techniques have proved expedient and successful, with 40 producing wells containing a total of 152 individual zones completed as of December, 1982.

Bruist, E.H.; Botts, T.M.; Jefferis, R.G.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Electron Capture Reactions and Beta Decays in Steller Environments  

SciTech Connect

Electron capture reactions on Ni and Co isotopes are investigated by shell model calculations in steller environments. The capture rates depend sensitively on the distribution of the Gamow-Teller (GT) strength. The capture rates obtained by using GXPF1J Hamiltonian for fp-shell are found to be consistent with the rates obtained from experimental GT strength in {sup 58}Ni and {sup 60}Ni. Capture rates in Co isotopes, where there were large discrepancies among previous calculations, are also investigated. Beta decays of the N = 126 isotones are studied by shell model calculations taking into account both the GT and first-forbidden (FF) transitions. The FF transitions are found to be important to reduce the half-lives by twice to several times of those by the GT contributions only. Implications of the short half-lives of the waiting point nuclei on the r-process nucleosynthesis are discussed for various astrophysical conditions.

Suzuki, T. [Department of Physics and Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Sakurajosui 3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Mao, H. [Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, Nihon University, Sakurajosui-3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan and ENSPS, Pole API-Parc d'Innovation, Boulevard Sebastien Brant, BP 10413, 67412 ILLKIRCH CEDEXL (France); Honma, M. [Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580 (Japan); Yoshida, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Kajino, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Otsuka, T. [Department of Physics and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

357

Scenarios for the ATF2 Ultra-Low Betas Proposal  

SciTech Connect

The current ATF2 Ultra-Low beta proposal was designed to achieve 20nm vertical IP beam size without considering the multipolar components of the FD magnets. In this paper we describe different scenarios that avoid the detrimental effect of these multipolar errors to the beam size at the interaction point (IP). The simplest approach consists in modifying the optics, but other solutions are studied as the introduction of super-conducting wigglers to reduce the emittance or the replacement of the normal-conducting focusing quadrupole in the Final Doublet (NC-QF1FF) with a super-conducting quadrupole one (SC-QF1FF). These are fully addressed in the paper.

Marin, Eduardo; /CERN; Tomas, Rogelio; /CERN; Bambade, Philip; /Orsay, LAL; Kuroda, Shigeru; /KEK, Tsukuba; Okugi, Toshiyuki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Tauchi, Toshiaki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Terunuma, Nobuhiro; /KEK, Tsukuba; Urakawa, Junji; /KEK, Tsukuba; Parker, Brett; /Brookhaven; Seryi, Andrei; /SLAC; White, Glen; /SLAC; Woodley, Mark; /SLAC

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta function measurement in the Tevatron using quadrupole gradient modulation  

SciTech Connect

Early in Run2, there was an effort to compare the different emittance measurements in the Tevatron (flying wires and synchrotron light) and understand the origin of the observed differences. To measure the beta function at a few key locations near the instruments, air-core quadrupoles were installed. By modulating the gradient of these magnets and measuring the effect on the tune, the lattice parameters can be extracted. Initially, the results seem to disagree with other methods. At the time, the lattice was strongly coupled due to a skew component in the main dipoles, caused by sagging of the cryostat. After a large fraction of the superconducting magnets were shimmed to remove a strong skew quadrupole component, the results now agree with the theoretical values to within 20%.

Jansson, A.; Lebrun, P.; Volk, J.T.; /Fermilab

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Sodium-Beta Alumina Batteries: Status and Challenges  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sodium-beta alumina batteries, have been extensively developed for a few decades and encouraging progress has been achieved so far. The anode is typically molten sodium while the cathode can be molten sulfur (Na-S battery) or solid transition metal halides plus a liquid phase secondary electrolyte (e.g., ZEBRA battery). The electrolyte typically used is a ?"-Al2O3 solid membrane. The issues prohibiting broad commercialization of this type of technology are dependent on the materials used, but can be broadly described as relatively high cost, safety (particularly for the Na-S couple), and low power. This paper offers a review on materials and designs for the batteries and discusses the challenges ahead for further technology improvement.

Lu, Xiaochuan; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo

2010-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

360

Modular low-aspect-ratio high-beta torsatron  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fusion-reactor device is described which the toroidal magnetic field and at least a portion of the poloidal magnetic field are provided by a single set of modular coils. The coils are arranged on the surface of a low-aspect-ratio toroid in planed having the cylindrical coordinate relationship phi = phi/sub i/ + kz, where k is a constant equal to each coil's pitch and phi/sub i/ is the toroidal angle at which the i'th coil intersects the z = o plane. The toroid defined by the modular coils preferably has a race track minor cross section. When vertical field coils and, preferably, a toroidal plasma current are provided for magnetic-field-surface closure within the toroid, a vacuum magnetic field of racetrack-shaped minor cross section with improved stability and beta valves is obtained.

Sheffield, G.V.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Involvement of DNA polymerase beta in repairing oxidative damages induced by antitumor drug adriamycin  

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Adriamycin (ADM) is a widely used antineoplastic drug. However, the increasing cellular resistance has become a serious limitation to ADM clinical application. The most important mechanism related to ADM-induced cell death is oxidative DNA damage mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Base excision repair (BER) is a major pathway in the repair of DNA single strand break (SSB) and oxidized base. In this study, we firstly applied the murine embryo fibroblasts wild-type (pol {beta} +/+) and homozygous pol {beta} null cell (pol {beta} -/-) as a model to investigate ADM DNA-damaging effects and the molecular basis underlying these effects. Here, cellular sensitivity to ADM was examined using colorimetric assay and colony forming assay. ADM-induced cellular ROS level and the alteration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity were measured by commercial kits. Further, DNA strand break, chromosomal damage and gene mutation were assessed by comet assay, micronucleus test and hprt gene mutation assay, respectively. The results showed that pol {beta} -/- cells were more sensitive to ADM compared with pol {beta} +/+ cells and more severe SSB and chromosomal damage as well as higher hprt gene mutation frequency were observed in pol {beta} -/- cells. ROS level in pol {beta} -/- cells increased along with decreased activity of SOD. These results demonstrated that pol {beta} deficiency could enable ROS accumulation with SOD activity decrease, further elevate oxidative DNA damage, and subsequently result in SSB, chromosome cleavage as well as gene mutation, which may be partly responsible for the cytotoxicity of ADM and the hypersensitivity of pol {beta} -/- cells to ADM. These findings suggested that pol {beta} is vital for repairing oxidative damage induced by ADM.

Liu Shukun; Wu Mei [Department of Environmental Health, Sichuan University, West China School of Public Health, Chengdu (China); Zhang Zunzhen, E-mail: zhangzunzhen@163.co [Department of Environmental Health, Sichuan University, West China School of Public Health, Chengdu (China)

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Flow dynamics in a double-skin façade  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamical study of the flow in an asymmetrically heated vertical plane channel was carried out experimentally and numerically. The experiments are carried out in water for modified Rayleigh numbers (Ra*) in a range corresponding to the boundary layer ... Keywords: double skin, laminar flow, natural convection, numerical simulation, recirculation zone, vertical channel, visualization technique, wall flux

Dan Ospir; Cristian Chereches; Catalin Popa; Stéphane Fohanno; Catalin Popovici

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Regime Transitions in a Stochastically Forced Double-Gyre Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A reduced-gravity double-gyre ocean model is used to study the influence of an additive stochastic wind stress component on the regime behavior of the wind-driven circulation. The variance of the stochastic component (spatially coherent white ...

Philip Sura; Klaus Fraedrich; Frank Lunkeit

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Double-shell tank waste retrieval survey package  

SciTech Connect

Westinghouse Hanford Company is seeking industry solutions to underground double-shell tank waste retrieval at the Hanford Site located in southeastern Washington. This is not a request for proposals; it is a request for information to facilitate continued discussion. Westinghouse Hanford Company will not reimburse any costs incurred for providing the information requested.

Berglin, E.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Mixer pump test plan for double shell tank AZ-101  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mixer pump systems have been chosen as the method for retrieval of tank wastes contained in double shell tanks at Hanford. This document describes the plan for testing and demonstrating the ability of two 300 hp mixer pumps to mobilize waste in tank AZ-101. The mixer pumps, equipment and instrumentation to monitor the test were installed by Project W-151.

STAEHR, T.W.

1999-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

366

Geometrical tunability of plasmon excitations of double concentric metallic nanotubes  

SciTech Connect

The plasmon frequencies of a general double concentric metallic nanotube (NT) are obtained by using the plasmon hybridization method. Theoretical calculations indicate that there are four distinct plasmon modes for the system. It is shown that these two alternating layers of dielectric and metal have a greater geometrical tunability than the single metallic nanotubes of similar dimensions.

Moradi, Afshin [Department of Nano Science, Kermanshah University of Technology, Kermanshah 67178-63766 (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Department of Nano Science, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), Tehran 19395-5531 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

367

AAAS Office of Opportunities in Science The Double Bind  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of scientists regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Conserving of their time and energies, they tackled. Science careers in the context of gender and race or ethnic bias have been a major part of our lives of biases related to both their race or ethnicity and gender, constituting a double bind. Programs

Ortiz, Christine

368

EA-1905: Double Eagle Water System, Carlsbad, New Mexico  

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

This EA, prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management Carlsbad Field Office and adopted by DOE, evaluates the expansion and upgrade of the City of Carlsbad’s Double Eagle Water System.

369

On the Flexible Connection of Rigid Double-Rail Track  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To facilitate the loading and discharging of rolling stocks for train ferries, a new type of flexible double-rail track was recently invented. The geometric relationship of bending parameters of the flexible track is studied theoretically. The formulation ... Keywords: Flexible connection, Rail transport, Railway, Intermodal transport, Train ferry

Xie Xinlian; Li Meng; Liu Shiyong; Wang Shaocheng

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

New Reactor Neutrino Experiments besides Double-CHOOZ  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Several new reactor neutrino experiments are being considered to measure the parameter theta-13. The current plans for Angra, Braidwood, Daya Bay, KASKA and KR2DET are reviewed. A case is made that, together with Double-CHOOZ, a future world program should include at least three such experiments.

Maury Goodman

2005-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

371

New Reactor Neutrino Experiments besides Double-CHOOZ  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Several new reactor neutrino experiments are being considered to measure the parameter ?13. The current plans for Angra, Braidwood, Daya Bay, KASKA and KR2DET are reviewed. A case is made that, together with Double-CHOOZ, a future world program should include at least three such experiments. 1. Introduction and Remarks

M. Goodman A

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Heat exchanger with leak detecting double wall tubes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A straight shell and tube heat exchanger utilizing double wall tubes and three tubesheets to ensure separation of the primary and secondary fluid and reliable leak detection of a leak in either the primary or the secondary fluids to further ensure that there is no mixing of the two fluids.

Bieberbach, George (Tampa, FL); Bongaards, Donald J. (Seminole, FL); Lohmeier, Alfred (Tampa, FL); Duke, James M. (St. Petersburg, all of, FL)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

First experiment with the double solenoid RIBRAS system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A description of the double solenoid system (RIBRAS) operating since 2004 in one of the beam lines of the Pelletron Laboratory of the Institute of Physics of the University of Sao Paulo is presented. The recent installation of the secondary scattering chamber after the second solenoid is reported and the first experiment in RIBRAS using both solenoids is described.

Lichtenthaeler, R.; Condori, R. Pampa; Lepine-Szily, A.; Pires, K. C. C.; Morais, M. C.; Leistenschneider, E.; Scarduelli, V. B.; Gasques, L. R. [Instituto de Fisica da USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, C.P. 66318, 05314-970 (Brazil); Faria, P. N. de; Mendes, D. R. Jr. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, RJ, 24210-340 (Brazil); Shorto, J. M. B. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN/CNEN, Av. Lineu Prestes, 2242, 05508-000, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Assuncao, M. [Departamento de Ciencias Exatas e da Terra, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Campus Diadema, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

374

Dual-cone double-helical downhole logging device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A broadband downhole logging device includes a double-helix coil wrapped over a dielectric support and surrounded by a dielectric shield. The device may also include a second coil longitudinally aligned with a first coil and enclosed within the same shield for measuring magnetic permeability of downhole formations and six additional coils for accurately determining downhole parameters.

Yu, Jiunn S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Double-Sided Cooling Design for Novel Planar Module  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel packaging structure for medium power modules featuring power semiconductor switches sandwiched between two symmetric substrates that fulfill electrical conduction and insulation functions is presented. Large bonding areas between dies and substrates allow this packaging technology to offer significant improvements in electrical, thermal performance. Double-sided cooling system was dedicatedly analyzed and designed for different applications.

Ning, Puqi [ORNL; Liang, Zhenxian [ORNL; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Wang, Fei [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Organic thin film transistors with double insulator layers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have investigated a double-layer structured gate dielectric for the organic thin films transistor (OTFT) with the purpose of improving the performance of the SiO"2 gate insulator. A 50nm PMMA layer was coated on top of the SiO"2 gate insulator as ... Keywords: Mobility, On/off ratio, Organic thin film transistor, PMMA

X. Liu; Y. Bai; L. Chen; F. X. Wei; X. B. Zhang; X. Y. Jiang; Zh. L. Zhang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Gyrokinetic studies of the effect of {beta} on drift-wave stability in the National Compact Stellarator Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The gyrokinetic turbulence code GS2 was used to investigate the effects of plasma {beta} on linear, collisionless ion temperature gradient (ITG) modes and trapped electron modes (TEM) in National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) geometry. Plasma {beta} affects stability in two ways: through the equilibrium and through magnetic fluctuations. The first was studied here by comparing ITG and TEM stability in two NCSX equilibria of differing {beta} values, revealing that the high {beta} equilibrium was marginally more stable than the low {beta} equilibrium in the adiabatic-electron ITG mode case. However, the high {beta} case had a lower kinetic-electron ITG mode critical gradient. Electrostatic and electromagnetic ITG and TEM mode growth rate dependencies on temperature gradient and density gradient were qualitatively similar. The second {beta} effect is demonstrated via electromagnetic ITG growth rates' dependency on GS2's {beta} input parameter. A linear benchmark with gyrokinetic codes GENE and GKV-X is also presented.

Baumgaertel, J. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States); Hammett, G. W.; Mikkelsen, D. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Nunami, M. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Xanthopoulos, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Wendelsteinstr. 1, 17491 Greifswald (Germany)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

A HIGH-RESOLUTION HIGH-LUMINOSITY BETA-RAY SPECTROMETER DESIGN EMPLOYING AZIMUTHALLY VARYING MAGNETIC FIELDS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BETA-RAY SPECTROMETER DESIGN EMPLOYING AZIMUTHALLY VARYING MAGNETIC FIELDSBETA-RAY SPECTROMETER DESIGN EMPLOYING AZIMUTHALLY VARYING MAGNETIC FIELDSfield of the present type. UCRL-16802 Introduction In attempting to find an efficient magnetic beta-

Bergkvist, Karl-Erik

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Industrial mixing techniques for Hanford double-shell tanks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jet mixer pumps are currently the baseline technology for sludge mobilization and mixing in one-million gallon double-shell tanks at the Hanford and Savannah River Sites. Improvements to the baseline jet mixer pump technology are sought because jet mixer pumps have moving parts that may fail or require maintenance. Moreover, jet mixers are relatively expensive, they heat the waste, and, in some cases, may not mobilize enough of the sludge. This report documents a thorough literature search for commercially available applicable mixing technologies that could be used for double-shell tank sludge mobilization and mixing. Textbooks, research articles, conference proceedings, mixing experts, and the Thomas Register were consulted to identify applicable technologies. While there are many commercial methods that could be used to mobilize sludge or mix the contents of a one-million gallon tank, few will work given the geometrical constraints (e.g., the mixer must fit through a 1.07-m-diameter riser) or the tank waste properties (e.g., the sludge has such a high yield stress that it generally does not flow under its own weight). Pulsed fluid jets and submersible Flygt mixers have already been identified at Hanford and Savannah River Sites for double-shell tank mixing applications. While these mixing technologies may not be applicable for double-shell tanks that have a thick sludge layer at the bottom (since too many of these mixers would need to be installed to mobilize most of the sludge), they may have applications in tanks that do not have a settled solids layer. Retrieval projects at Hanford and other U.S. Department of Energy sites are currently evaluating the effectiveness of these mixing techniques for tank waste applications. The literature search did not reveal any previously unknown technologies that should be considered for sludge mobilization and mixing in one-million gallon double-shell tanks.

Daymo, E.A.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Ternary Complex of Transforming Growth Factor-[beta]1 Reveals Isoform-specific Ligand Recognition and Receptor Recruitment in the Superfamily  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-{beta}1, -{beta}2, and -{beta}3 are 25-kDa homodimeric polypeptides that play crucial nonoverlapping roles in embryogenesis, tissue development, carcinogenesis, and immune regulation. Here we report the 3.0-{angstrom} resolution crystal structure of the ternary complex between human TGF-{beta}1 and the extracellular domains of its type I and type II receptors, T{beta}RI and T{beta}RII. The TGF-{beta}1 ternary complex structure is similar to previously reported TGF-{beta}3 complex except with a 10{sup o} rotation in T{beta}RI docking orientation. Quantitative binding studies showed distinct kinetics between the receptors and the isoforms of TGF-{beta}. T{beta}RI showed significant binding to TGF-{beta}2 and TGF-{beta}3 but not TGF-{beta}1, and the binding to all three isoforms of TGF-{beta} was enhanced considerably in the presence of T{beta}RII. The preference of TGF-{beta}2 to T{beta}RI suggests a variation in its receptor recruitment in vivo. Although TGF-{beta}1 and TGF-{beta}3 bind and assemble their ternary complexes in a similar manner, their structural differences together with differences in the affinities and kinetics of their receptor binding may underlie their unique biological activities. Structural comparisons revealed that the receptor-ligand pairing in the TGF-{beta} superfamily is dictated by unique insertions, deletions, and disulfide bonds rather than amino acid conservation at the interface. The binding mode of T{beta}RII on TGF-{beta} is unique to TGF-{beta}s, whereas that of type II receptor for bone morphogenetic protein on bone morphogenetic protein appears common to all other cytokines in the superfamily. Further, extensive hydrogen bonds and salt bridges are present at the high affinity cytokine-receptor interfaces, whereas hydrophobic interactions dominate the low affinity receptor-ligand interfaces.

Radaev, Sergei; Zou, Zhongcheng; Huang, Tao; Lafer, Eileen M.; Hinck, Andrew P.; Sun, Peter D. (Texas-HSC); (NIH)

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular dynamics simulations of the electrical double layer on smectite surfaces contacting concentrated mixed electrolyte (NaCl-CaCl2)  

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We report new molecular dynamics results elucidating the structure of the electrical double layer (EDL) on smectite surfaces contacting mixed NaCl-CaCl{sup 2} electrolyte solutions in the range of concentrations relevant to pore waters in geologic repositories for CO{sub 2} or high-level radioactive waste (0.34-1.83 mol{sub c} dm{sup -3}). Our results confirm the existence of three distinct ion adsorption planes (0-, {beta}-, and d-planes), often assumed in EDL models, but with two important qualifications: (1) the location of the {beta}- and d-planes are independent of ionic strength or ion type and (2) 'indifferent electrolyte' ions can occupy all three planes. Charge inversion occurred in the diffuse ion swarm because of the affinity of the clay surface for CaCl{sup +} ion pairs. Therefore, at concentrations 0.34 mol{sub c} dm{sup -3}, properties arising from long-range electrostatics at interfaces (electrophoresis, electro-osmosis, co-ion exclusion, colloidal aggregation) will not be correctly predicted by most EDL models. Co-ion exclusion, typically neglected by surface speciation models, balanced a large part of the clay mineral structural charge in the more concentrated solutions. Water molecules and ions diffused relatively rapidly even in the first statistical water monolayer, contradicting reports of rigid 'ice-like' structures for water on clay mineral surfaces.

Bourg, I.C.; Sposito, G.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Exploring the evolution of color-luminosity parameter $\\beta$ and its effects on parameter estimation  

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In Phys. Rev. D 88, 043511 (2013), using the Supernova Legacy Survey Three Year (SNLS3) data, Wang & Wang found that there is a strong evidence for the redshift-evolution of color-luminosity parameter $\\beta$. In this paper, using three simplest dark energy models ($\\Lambda$CDM, $w$CDM, and CPL), we further explore the evolution of $\\beta$ and its effects on parameter estimation. In addition to the SNLS3 data, we also take into account the Planck distance priors data, as well as the latest galaxy clustering (GC) data extracted from SDSS DR7 and BOSS. We find that, for all the models, $\\beta$ deviates from a constant at 5$\\sigma$ confidence levels. Moreover, adding a parameter of $\\beta$ can reduce the best-fit values of $\\chi^2$ by $\\sim$ 35, showing the importance of considering the evolution of $\\beta$ in the cosmology-fits. We find that, using the SNLS3 data alone, varying $\\beta$ yields a larger $\\Omega_m$ for the $\\Lambda$CDM model; using the SNLS3+CMB+GC data, varying $\\beta$ yields a larger $\\Omega...

Wang, Shuang; Zhang, Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simulation of the Separate Climate Effects of Middle-Atmospheric and Tropospheric CO2 Doubling  

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The separate climate effects of middle-atmospheric and tropospheric CO2 doubling have been simulated and analyzed with the ECHAM middle-atmosphere climate model. To this end, the CO2 concentration has been separately doubled in the middle-...

M. Sigmond; P. C. Siegmund; E. Manzini; H. Kelder

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Climate Change and the Middle Atmosphere. Part I: The Doubled CO2 Climate  

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The impact of doubled atmospheric CO2 on the climate of the middle atmosphere is investigated using the GISS global climate/middle atmosphere model. In the standard experiment, the CO2 concentration is doubled both in the stratosphere and ...

D. Rind; R. Suozzo; N. K. Balachandran; M. J. Prather

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

New Double-Mode and Other RR Lyrae Stars from WASP Data  

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42 RRab, 46 RRc and 7 previously unidentified double-mode RR Lyrae stars were found in the publicly available data of the WASP archive. The Galactic double-mode RR Lyrae stars appear to show a bimodal period distribution.

Wils, Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Response of the Middle Atmosphere to CO2 Doubling: Results from the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model  

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The Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model (CMAM) has been used to examine the middle atmosphere response to CO2 doubling. The radiative-photochemical response induced by doubling CO2 alone and the response produced by changes in prescribed SSTs are ...

V. I. Fomichev; A. I. Jonsson; J. de Grandpré; S. R. Beagley; C. McLandress; K. Semeniuk; T. G. Shepherd

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The H2 Double-Slit Experiment: Where Quantum and Classical Physics...  

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The H2 Double-Slit Experiment: Where Quantum and Classical Physics Meet Print For the first time, an international research team carried out a double-slit experiment in H2, the...

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Speeding Up the Computation of WRF Double Moment 6-Class Microphysics Scheme with GPU  

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Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Double Moment 6-class (WDM6) microphysics scheme implements a double moment bulk microphysical parameterization of clouds and precipitation and is applicable in mesoscale and general circulation models. WDM6 ...

J. Mielikainen; B. Huang; H.-L. A. Huang; M. D. Goldberg; A. Mehta

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First magnetic field models for recently discovered magnetic beta Cephei and slowly pulsating B stars  

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In spite of recent detections of magnetic fields in a number of beta Cephei and slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars, their impact on stellar rotation, pulsations, and element diffusion is not sufficiently studied yet. The reason for this is the lack of knowledge of rotation periods, the magnetic field strength distribution and temporal variability, and the field geometry. New longitudinal field measurements of four beta Cephei and candidate beta Cephei stars, and two SPB stars were acquired with FORS2 at the VLT. These measurements allowed us to carry out a search for rotation periods and to constrain the magnetic field geometry for four stars in our sample.

Hubrig, S; Schoeller, M; Briquet, M; Morel, T; De Cat, P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta-decay properties of Zr and Mo neutron-rich isotopes  

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Gamow-Teller strength distributions, beta-decay half-lives, and beta-delayed neutron emission are investigated in neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes within a deformed quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The approach is based on a self-consistent Skyrme Hartree-Fock mean field with pairing correlations and residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces. Comparison with recent measurements of half-lives stresses the important role that nuclear deformation plays in the description of beta-decay properties in this mass region.

Sarriguren, P

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

An alpha/beta/gamma health physics instrument with pulse-shape discrimination  

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A recent breakthrough in alpha scintillation detector design supports the feasibility of extending this new technology to the development of a monolithic alpha/beta/gamma ({alpha}/{beta}/{gamma}) scintillation detector. The new scintillator is physically robust and chemically resistant to environmental conditions encountered in radiation monitoring, and yet inexpensive to manufacture. The use of pulse-shape discrimination electronics allows pulses from each scintillator to be separated for particle identification. An {alpha}/{beta}/{gamma} detector has a wide variety of possible applications including laundry monitoring, wastewater monitoring, air sampling, and health physics instrumentation. 2 refs., 1 fig.

McElhaney, S.A.; Chiles, M.M.; Ramsey, J.A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular simulations of beta-amyloid protein near hydrated lipids (PECASE).  

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We performed molecular dynamics simulations of beta-amyloid (A{beta}) protein and A{beta} fragment(31-42) in bulk water and near hydrated lipids to study the mechanism of neurotoxicity associated with the aggregation of the protein. We constructed full atomistic models using Cerius2 and ran simulations using LAMMPS. MD simulations with different conformations and positions of the protein fragment were performed. Thermodynamic properties were compared with previous literature and the results were analyzed. Longer simulations and data analyses based on the free energy profiles along the distance between the protein and the interface are ongoing.

Thompson, Aidan Patrick; Han, Kunwoo (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX); Ford, David M. (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX)

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Dynamic electric fields and double layers in laser-produced plasmas  

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This paper traces the historical development of electric double layers. Properties of laser produced plasmas are discussed.

Soreq, S.E. (Nuclear Research Center, Plasma Physics Dept., Yavne (IL)); Hora, H. (New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). Dept. of Theoretical Physics)

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The neutron long counter NERO for studies of beta-delayed neutron emission in the r-process  

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The neutron long counter NERO was built at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University, for measuring beta-delayed neutron-emission probabilities. The detector was designed to work in conjunction with a beta-decay implantation station, so that beta decays and beta-delayed neutrons emitted from implanted nuclei can be measured simultaneously. The high efficiency of about 40%, for the range of energies of interest, along with the small background, are crucial for measuring beta-delayed neutron emission branchings for neutron-rich r-process nuclei produced as low intensity fragmentation beams in in-flight separator facilities.

J. Pereira; P. Hosmer; G. Lorusso; P. Santi; A. Couture; J. Daly; M. Del Santo; T. Elliot; J. Goerres; C. Herlitzius; K. -L. Kratz; L. O. Lamm; H. Y. Lee; F. Montes; M. Ouellette; E. Pellegrini; P. Reeder; H. Schatz; F. Schertz; L. Schnorrenberger; K. Smith; E. Stech; E. Strandberg; C. Ugalde; M. Wiescher; A. Woehr

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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NERSC's Franklin Supercomputer Upgraded to Double Its Scientific Capability  

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NERSC's Franklin NERSC's Franklin Supercomputer Upgraded to Double Its Scientific Capability NERSC's Franklin Supercomputer Upgraded to Double Its Scientific Capability July 20, 2009 OCEAN EDDIES: This image comes from a computer simulation modeling eddies in the ocean. An interesting feature is the abundance of eddies away from the equator, which is shown in the center of the image at y=0. This research collaboration led by Paola Cessi of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography performed over 15,000 years worth of deep ocean circulation simulations with 1.6 million processor core hours on the upgraded Franklin system. The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center has officially accepted a series of upgrades to its Cray XT4 supercomputer, providing the facility's 3,000 users with twice

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WATER-LITHIUM BROMIDE DOUBLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION COOLING ANALYSIS  

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WATER-LITHIUM BROMIDE DOUBLE-EFFECT WATER-LITHIUM BROMIDE DOUBLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION COOLING ANALYSIS Gary C . V l i e t , Michael B . Lawson, and Rudolf0 A . Lithgow Center f o r Energy Studies The University of Texas a t Austin December 1980 Final Report f o r Contract: DE AC03-79SF10540 (Mu1 tiple-Effect Absorption Cycle Solar Cooling) with the U.S. Department of Energy 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

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Double Oak, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Double Oak, Texas: Energy Resources Double Oak, Texas: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 33.065122°, -97.1105669° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.065122,"lon":-97.1105669,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Modeling of Sulfate Double-salts in Nuclear Wastes  

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Due to limited tank space at Hanford and Savannah River, the liquid nuclear wastes or supernatants have been concentrated in evaporators to remove excess water prior to the hot solutions being transferred to underground storage tanks. As the waste solutions cooled, the salts in the waste exceeded the associated solubility limits and precipitated in the form of saltcakes. The initial step in the remediation of these saltcakes is a rehydration process called saltcake dissolution. At Hanford, dissolution experiments have been conducted on small saltcake samples from five tanks. Modeling of these experimental results, using the Environmental Simulation Program (ESP), are being performed at the Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory (DIAL) at Mississippi State University. The River Protection Project (RPP) at Hanford will use these experimental and theoretical results to determine the amount of water that will be needed for its dissolution and retrieval operations. A comprehensive effort by the RPP and the Tank Focus Area continues to validate and improve the ESP and its databases for this application. The initial effort focused on the sodium, fluoride, and phosphate system due to its role in the formation of pipeline plugs. In FY 1999, an evaluation of the ESP predictions for sodium fluoride, trisodium phosphate dodecahydrate, and natrophosphate clearly indicated that improvements to the Public database of the ESP were needed. One of the improvements identified was double salts. The inability of any equilibrium thermodynamic model to properly account for double salts in the system can result in errors in the predicted solid-liquid equilibria (SLE) of species in the system. The ESP code is evaluated by comparison with experimental data where possible. However, data does not cover the range of component concentrations and temperatures found in many tank wastes. Therefore, comparison of ESP with another code is desirable, and may illuminate problems with both. For this purpose, the SOLGASMIX code was used in conjunction with a small private database developed at ORNL. This code calculates thermodynamic equilibria through minimization of Gibbs Energy, and utilizes the Pitzer model for activity coefficients. The sodium nitrate-sulfate double salt and the sodium fluoride-sulfate double salt were selected for the FY 2000 validation study of ESP. Even though ESP does not include the sulfate-nitrate double salt, this study found that this omission does not appear to be a major consequence. In this case, the solubility predictions with and without the sulfate-nitrate double salt are comparable. In contrast, even though the sulfate-fluoride double salt is included within the ESP databank, comparison to previous experimental results indicates that ESP underestimates solubility. Thus, the prediction for the sulfate-fluoride system needs to be improved. A main consequence of the inability to accurately predict the SLE of double salts is its impact on the predicted ionic strength of the solution. The ionic strength has been observed to be an important factor in the formation of pipeline plugs. To improve the ESP prediction, solubility tests on the sulfate-fluoride system are underway at DIAL, and these experimental results will be incorporated into the Public database by OLI System, Inc. Preliminary ESP simulations also indicated difficulties with the SLE prediction for anhydrous sodium sulfate. The Public database for the ESP does not include fundamental parameters for this solid in mixed solutions below 32.4 C. The limitation, in the range of anhydrous sodium sulfate, leads to convergence problems in ESP and to inaccurate predictions of solubility near the invariant point when sodium sulfate decahydrate and other salts, such as sodium nitrate, were present. These difficulties were partially corrected through the use of an additional database. In conclusion, these results indicate the need for experimental data at temperatures above 25 C and in solutions containing both nitrate and hydroxide. Furthermore, the validation and do

Toghiani, B.

2000-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford double shell tank corrosion monitoring instrument tree prototype  

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High-level nuclear wastes at the Hanford site are stored underground in carbon steel double-shell and single-shell tanks (DSTs and SSTs). The installation of a prototype corrosion monitoring instrument tree into DST 241-A-101 was completed in December 1995. The instrument tree has the ability to detect and discriminate between uniform corrosion, pitting, and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) through the use of electrochemical noise measurements and a unique stressed element, three-electrode probe. The tree itself is constructed of AISI 304L stainless steel (UNS S30403), with probes in the vapor space, vapor/liquid interface and liquid. Successful development of these trees will allow their application to single shell tanks and the transfer of technology to other US Department of Energy (DOE) sites. Keywords: Hanford, radioactive waste, high-level waste tanks, electrochemical noise, probes, double-shell tanks, single-shell tanks, corrosion.

Nelson, J.L.; Edgemon, G.L.; Ohl, P.C.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Shell Tank (DST) Transfer Piping Subsystem Specification  

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This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Transfer Piping Subsystem that supports the first phase of Waste Feed Delivery. This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Transfer Piping Subsystem that supports the first phase of waste feed delivery. This subsystem transfers waste between transfer-associated structures (pits) and to the River Protection Project (RPP) Privatization Contractor Facility where it will be processed into an immobilized waste form. This specification is intended to be the basis for new projects/installations (W-521, etc.). This specification is not intended to retroactively affect previously established project design criteria without specific direction by the program.

GRAVES, C.E.

2000-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonperturbative theory of double photoionization of the hydrogen molecule  

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We present completely ab initio nonperturbative calculations of the integral and single differential cross sections for double photoionization of H2 for photon energies from 53.9 to 75.7 eV. The method of exterior complex scaling, implemented with B-splines, is used to solve the Schrodinger equation for a correlated continuum wave function corresponding to a single photon having been absorbed by a correlated initial state. The results are in good agreement with experimental integral cross sections.

Vanroose, W.; Martin, F.; Rescigno, T.N.; McCurdy, C.W.

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241-AN Double Shell Tanks (DST) Integrity Assessment Report  

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This report presents the results of the integrity assessment of the 241-AN double-shell tank farm facility located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. The assessment included the design evaluation and integrity examinations of the tanks and concluded that the facility is adequately designed, is compatible with the waste, and is fit for use. Recommendations including subsequent examinations, are made to ensure the continued safe operation of the tanks.

JENSEN, C.E.

1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for shutting down a nuclear reactor during an undercooling or overpower event, whether or not the reactor's scram system operates properly. This is accomplished by double-clad fuel safety rods positioned at various locations throughout the reactor core, wherein melting of a secondary internal cladding of the rod allows the fuel column therein to shift from the reactor core to place the reactor in a subcritical condition.

McCarthy, W.H.; Atcheson, D.B.

1981-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Interval Translation Maps of three intervals reduce to Double Rotations  

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We show that any interval translation map (ITM) of three intervals can be reduced either to a rotation or a double rotation. As a consequence, the subset of ITMs of finite type in the space of all ITMs of three intervals is open, dense, and full Lebesgue measure. The set of ITMs of infinite type is a Cantor set of zero measure and of Hausdorff dimension less than full.

Volk, Denis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

241-AY Double Shell Tanks (DST) Integrity Assessment Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of the integrity assessment of the 241-AY double-shell tank farm facility located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. The assessment included the design evaluation and integrity examinations of the tanks and concluded that the facility is adequately designed, is compatible with the waste, and is fit for use. Recommendations including subsequent examinations. are made to ensure the continued safe operation of the tanks.

JENSEN, C.E.

1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

406

Period doubling route to chaos in Taylor-Green dynamo  

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We perform spectral simulations of dynamo for magnetic Prandtl number of one with Taylor-Green forcing. We observe dynamo transition through a supercritical pitchfork bifurcation. Beyond the transition, the numerical simulations reveal complex dynamo states with windows of constant, periodic, quasiperiodic, and chaotic magnetic field configurations. For some forcing amplitudes, multiple attractors were obtained for different initial conditions. We show that one of the chaotic windows follows the period-doubling route to chaos.

R. Yadav; M. Chandra; M. K. Verma; S. Paul; P. Wahi

2010-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

407

The double pulsar -- A new testbed for relativistic gravity  

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The first ever double pulsar, discovered by our team a few months ago, consists of two pulsars, one with period of 22 ms and the other with a period of 2.7 s. This binary system with a period of only 2.4-hr provides a truly unique laboratory for relativistic gravitational physics. In this contribution we summarize the published results and look at the prospects of future observations.

M. Kramer; A. G. Lyne; M. Burgay; A. Possenti; R. N. Manchester; F. Camilo; M. A. McLaughlin; D. R. Lorimer; N. D'Amico; B. C. Joshi; J. Reynolds; P. C. C. Freire

2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

408

Double Shell Tank (DST) Process Waste Sampling Subsystem Definition Report  

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This report defines the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Process Waste Sampling Subsystem (PWSS). This subsystem definition report fully describes and identifies the system boundaries of the PWSS. This definition provides a basis for developing functional, performance, and test requirements (i.e., subsystem specification), as necessary, for the PWSS. The resultant PWSS specification will include the sampling requirements to support the transfer of waste from the DSTs to the Privatization Contractor during Phase 1 of Waste Feed Delivery.

RASMUSSEN, J.H.

2000-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

409

An infant with double trisomy (48,XXX,+18)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors report on an infant with double trisomy 48,XXX,+18. She presented with manifestation of trisomy 18: prominent occiput, microphthalmia, small mouth, micrognathia, malformed ears, congenital heart defect, overlapping fingers, talipes equinovarus, and rockerbottom feet. An extra palmar crease was present only on the right hand. This patient was alive at 12 months. The clinical manifestations are compared with those of 10 previously reported cases. 13 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Jaruratanasirikul, S.; Jinorose, U. [Prince of Songkla Univ. (Thailand)

1994-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval technology development for Hanford double-shell tanks  

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This paper describes the combined analytical, computational, and experimental program developed for identifying operating strategies for mobilization and retrieval of radioactive waste stored in double-shell tanks at Hanford. Sludge mobilization, slurry uniformity, and slurry retrieval investigations will produce guidelines for mixer pump and retrieval pump operation based on the physical properties of the waste and the geometric properties of the system (number of operating pumps and pump design and placement).

Bamberger, J.A.; Wise, B.M.; Miller, W.C.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Manipulating Synchronous Optical Signals with a Double $?$ Atomic Ensemble  

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We analyze a double $\\Lambda $ atomic configuration interacting with two signal beams and two control beams. Because of the quantum interference between the two $\\Lambda $ channels, the four fields are phase-matched in electromagnetically induced transparency. Our numerical simulation shows that this system is able to manipulate synchronous optical signals, such as generation of optical twin signals, data correction, signal transfer and amplification in the atomic storage.

Zhuan Li; De-Zhong Cao; Kaige Wang

2004-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The Free Energy of an Electrical Double Layer DEREK Y. C. CHAN AND D. JOHN MITCHELL  

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The Free Energy of an Electrical Double Layer DEREK Y. C. CHAN AND D. JOHN MITCHELL Department for the potential determining ions. The interaction free energy due to the overlap of two double layers has a simple The concept of the free energy of an elec- trical double layer is of considerable impor- tance in colloid

Chan, Derek Y C

413

Electrical characteristics of double stacked Ppy-PVA supercapacitor for powering biomedical MEMS devices  

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This paper discusses planar and double stacked supercapacitors with interwoven electrodes. Here, we study surface charge densities and capacitance performances of planar and sandwiched double stacked interdigital electrodes MEMS supercapacitors, and ... Keywords: BioMEMS, Double stacked supercapacitor, Polypyrrole (Ppy), Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)

Hafzaliza Erny Zainal Abidin, Azrul Azlan Hamzah, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, Jumril Yunas, Norihan Abdul Hamid, Ummikalsom Abidin

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Reducing transistor count in clocked standard cells with ambipolar double-gate FETs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a set of circuit design approaches to achieve clocked standard logic cell functions with ambipolar double-gate devices such as the Double Gate Carbon Nanotube FET (DG-CNTFET). The cells presented in this work use the infield controllability ... Keywords: CNTFETs, advanced technologies, ambipolar double-gate devices, dynamic logic, standard cells

K. Jabeur; D. Navarro; I. O'Connor; P. E. Gaillardon; M. H. Ben Jamaa; F. Clermidy

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of beta partical densitometry for determination of self-absorption factors in gross alpha and gross beta radioactivity measurements on air particulate filter samples  

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Alpha and beta particles emitted from radioactive material collected on an air filter may be significantly attenuated by the mass (thickness) of collected dust. In this study, we determined the mass or thickness of the simulated dust deposit by measurement of the attenuation of beta particles from an external radioactive source as the particles pass through the filter-dust combination. This measured attenuation should be empirically related to demonstrated counting efficiency. A graph of mass density vs. fraction of beta source transmitted was developed. This graph provides factors which will correct for selfabsorption losses in the filter during the counting procedure. This experimental procedure could favorably affect the cost and effort required to accurately monitor airborne radioactivity releases from nuclear facilities.

Breida, Margaret A

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.048,"lon":-119.0283,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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sup 13 C double bond sup 13 C isotope effect for Tc and consequence regarding the superconducting pairing mechanism in. kappa. -(ET) sub 2 X superconductors  

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In this communication, the authors report the first determination of the isotope effect for {sup 13}C substitution in the central C {double bond} C atoms of ET (ET is bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF)) in the organic superconductors {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(N(CN){sub 2})Br ({Tc} = 11.6 {plus minus} 0.05 K, diamagnetic onset) and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2} ({Tc} = 9.8 {plus minus} 0.3 K, diamagnetic onset). These materials, presently the highest-{Tc} electron-donor-based, ambient-pressure organic superconductors, are much better materials for tests of the isotope effect for ET-based superconductors than pressurized {beta}-(ET){sub 2}I{sub 3} because {Tc} is easily reproducible from sample-to-sample at ambient pressure. These results show that the central C {double bond} C stretching motion is not a dominant exchange mechanism over conventional BCS-type phonon exchange for superconducting pairing in {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(Nu(CN){sub 2})Br and {kappa}-(ET){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2}.

Carlson, K.D.; Kini, A.M.; Klemm, R.A.; Wang, H.H.; Williams, J.M.; Geiser, U.; Kumar, S.K.; Ferraro, J.R.; Lykke, K.R.; Wurz, P.; Fleshler, S.; Dudek, J.D.; Eastman, N.L.; Mobley, P.R.; Seaman, J.M.; Sutin, J.D.B.; Yaconi, G.A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Parker, D.H. (Univ. of California, Irvine (United States) Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Stout, P. (Bio-Rad, Cambridge, MA (United States))

1992-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

418

Analysis of an esoteric interpretation of a threshold in beta decay  

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A threshold associated with a small mixing of a heavy neutrino in beta decay cannot be interpreted as due to the production of a fictitious neutral scalar in conjunction with a light neutrino.

Karl, G.; Novikov, V.; Simpson, J.J. (Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 (Canada))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta-decay spectroscopy relevant to the r-process nucleosynthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A scientific program of beta-decay spectroscopy relevant to r-process nucleosynthesis has been started using high intensity U-beam at the RIBF. The first results of {beta}-decay half-lives of very neutron-rich Kr to Tc nuclides, all of which lie close to the r-process path, suggest a systematic enhancement of the the {beta}-decay rates of the Zr and Nb isotopes around A110 with respect to the predictions of the deformed quasiparticle-random-phase-approximation model (FRDM + QRPA). An impact of the results on the astrophysical r-process is discussed together with the future perspective of the {beta}-decay spectroscopy with the EURICA.

Nishimura, Shunji [RIKEN Nishina Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Collaboration: RIBF Decay Collaboration

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

420

Commissioning of a beta* knob for dynamic IR correction at RHIC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In addition to the recent optics correction technique demonstrated at CERN and applied at RHIC, it is important to have a separate tool to control the value of the beta functions at the collision point ({beta}*). This becomes even more relevant when trying to reach high level of integrated luminosity while dealing with emittance blow-up over the length of a store, or taking advantage of compensation processes like stochastic cooling. Algorithms have been developed to allow modifying independently the beta function in each plane for each beam without significant increase in beam losses. The following reviews the principle of such algorithms and their experimental implementation as a dynamic {beta}-squeeze procedure.

Robert-Demolaize G.; Marusic, A.; Tepikian, S.; White, S.

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Integrated beta and gamma radiation dose calculations for the ferrocyanide waste tanks  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the total integrated beta and gamma radiation doses in all the ferrocyanide waste tanks. It also contains estimated gamma radiation dose rates for all single-shell waste tanks containing a liquid observation well.

Parra, S.A.

1994-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

422

Early and continuing effects of combined alpha and beta irradiation of the lung:  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes an inhalation exposure experiment that concerns early and continuing effects of combined alpha and beta irradiation of the lung of rats. Both morbidity at 18 months and mortality within 18 months after exposure were examined for rats exposed to the beta-emitter /sup 147/Pm, the alpha-emitter /sup 238/Pu, or both combined. The results were used to validate hazard-function models that were developed (1)for pulmonary functional morbidity at 18 months and (2) for lethality from radiation pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis within 18 months. Both models were found to adequately predict the experimental observations after combined chronic alpha and beta irradiation of the lung. A relative biological effectiveness of approximately 7 was obtained for /sup 238/Pu alpha radiation compared to /sup 147/Pm beta radiation for both pulmonary functional morbidity and lethality from radiation pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis. 12 refs., 16 figs., 11 tabs.

Scott, B.R.; Hahn, F.F.; Snipes, M.B.; Newton, G.J.; Eidson, A.F.; Mauderly, J.L.; Boecker, B.B.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Beta-lactoglobulin Complexed Vitamins A and D in Skim Milk: Shelf Life and Bioavailability.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??As reduced fat dairy products became popular in the U.S., the reduction of vitamins A and D in these products rendered a nutritional concern. Beta-lactoglobulin… (more)

Liu, Ying

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Gradient formula for the beta-function of 2d quantum field theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We give a non-perturbative proof of a gradient formula for beta functions of two-dimensional quantum field theories. The gradient formula has the form \\partial_{i}c = - (g_{ij}+\\Delta g_{ij} +b_{ij})\\beta^{j} where \\beta^{j} are the beta functions, c and g_{ij} are the Zamolodchikov c-function and metric, b_{ij} is an antisymmetric tensor introduced by H. Osborn and \\Delta g_{ij} is a certain metric correction. The formula is derived under the assumption of stress-energy conservation and certain conditions on the infrared behaviour the most significant of which is the condition that the large distance limit of the field theory does not exhibit spontaneously broken global conformal symmetry. Being specialized to non-linear sigma models this formula implies a one-to-one correspondence between renormalization group fixed points and critical points of c.

Friedan, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

On the Motion of Isolated Lenses on a Beta-Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the motion and propagation of an isolated of anomalous water on a beta-plane, considered previously by Nof (1981). His perturbation analysis is extended to show the following:

Peter D. Killworth

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Beta wavelet based ECG signal compression using lossless encoding with modified thresholding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an ECG compression method based on beta wavelet using lossless encoding technique is presented. Wavelet based compression techniques minimize the compression distortion, while run-length encoding (RLE) further increases the compression ...

Ranjeet Kumar; A. Kumar; Rajesh K. Pandey

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

EXTRACTION OF TETRAVALENT PLUTONIUM VALUES FROM AQUEOUS ACID SOLUTIONS BY 2($beta$-ETHYLBUTOXY) ETHANOL  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process of extracting tetnavalent plutonium from aqueous inonganic acid solutions (acidity between 1 N and pH of 2.5) with 2( beta -ethylbutoxy) ethanol is described. (AEC)

Seaborg, G.T.

1961-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

428

The pleiotropic roles of transforming growth factor beta in homeostasis and carcinogenesis of endocrine organs.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

beta/Smad signaling. Cancer Research Barcellos-Hoff MH 1996G1 arrest, p53, and Rb. Cancer Research 56 3645-3650. Goddendomain in BRCA1. Cancer Research 61 7713-7718. Javelaud D &

Fleisch, Markus C.; Maxwell, Christopher A.; Barcellos-Hoff, Mary-Helen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

National Library of Energy beta: A New Search Engine Facilitating Access to DOE Info  

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

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the Department of Energy (DOE) National Library of Energy (NLE) beta, a virtual library and open government resource to...

430

Numerical Studies of the Beta Effect in Tropical Cyclone Motion. Part II: Zonal Mean Flow Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The motion of tropical vortices in east–west mean flows is studied with the barotropic vorticity equation on the beta plane. The vorticity equation is integrated numerically from an initially symmetric vortex embedded in (i) a linear shear flow ...

R. T. Williams; Johnny C-L. Chan

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

LLNL-TR-479947, rev. 1 POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LLNL-TR-479947, rev. 1 POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta3 Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library Technical Information Department's Digital Library http://www.llnl.gov/tid/Library.html #12;LLNL-TR-479947

Cullen, Red

432

THE INITIAL MASS FUNCTION MODELED BY A LEFT TRUNCATED BETA DISTRIBUTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The initial mass function for stars is usually fitted by three straight lines, which means it has seven parameters. The presence of brown dwarfs (BDs) increases the number of straight lines to four and the number of parameters to nine. Another common fitting function is the lognormal distribution, which is characterized by two parameters. This paper is devoted to demonstrating the advantage of introducing a left truncated beta probability density function, which is characterized by four parameters. The constant of normalization, the mean, the mode, and the distribution function are calculated for the left truncated beta distribution. The normal beta distribution that results from convolving independent normally distributed and beta distributed components is also derived. The chi-square test and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test are performed on a first sample of stars and BDs that belongs to the massive young cluster NGC 6611, and on a second sample that represents the masses of the stars of the cluster NGC 2362.

Zaninetti, Lorenzo, E-mail: zaninetti@ph.unito.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Pietro Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino (Italy)

2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

433

Tau tau Fusion to SUSY Higgs Bosons at a Photon Collider: Measuring tan(beta)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tau tau fusion to light h and heavy H,A Higgs bosons is investigated in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) at a photon collider as a promising channel for measuring large values of tan(beta). For standard design parameters of a photon collider an error close to unity, uniform for tan(beta) above 10, may be expected, improving on complementary measurements at LHC and e+e- linear colliders.

S. Y. Choi; J. Kalinowski; J. S. Lee; M. M. Muehlleitner; M. Spira; P. M. Zerwas

2004-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

434

Superallowed nuclear beta decay: Precision measurements for basic physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For 60 years, superallowed 0{sup +}{yields}0{sup +} nuclear beta decay has been used to probe the weak interaction, currently verifying the conservation of the vector current (CVC) to high precision ({+-}0.01%) and anchoring the most demanding available test of the unitarity of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix ({+-}0.06%), a fundamental pillar of the electroweak standard model. Each superallowed transition is characterized by its ft-value, a result obtained from three measured quantities: the total decay energy of the transition, its branching ratio, and the half-life of the parent state. Today's data set is composed of some 150 independent measurements of 13 separate superallowed transitions covering a wide range of parent nuclei from {sup 10}C to {sup 74}Rb. Excellent consistency among the average results for all 13 transitions - a prediction of CVC - also confirms the validity of the small transition-dependent theoretical corrections that have been applied to account for isospin symmetry breaking. With CVC consistency established, the value of the vector coupling constant, G{sub V}, has been extracted from the data and used to determine the top left element of the CKM matrix, V{sub ud}. With this result the top-row unitarity test of the CKM matrix yields the value 0.99995(61), a result that sets a tight limit on possible new physics beyond the standard model. To have any impact on these fundamental weak-interaction tests, any measurement must be made with a precision of 0.1% or better - a substantial experimental challenge well beyond the requirements of most nuclear physics measurements. I overview the current state of the field and outline some of the requirements that need to be met by experimentalists if they aim to make measurements with this high level of precision.

Hardy, J. C. [Cylotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College station, TX, 77843-3366 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

435

Study of Possible Ultraviolet Zero of the Beta Function in Gauge Theories with Many Fermions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the possibility of an ultraviolet (UV) zero in the $n$-loop beta function of U(1) and non-Abelian gauge theories with $N_f$ fermions for large $N_f$. The effect of scheme transformations on the coefficients of different powers of $N_f$ in the $n$-loop term in the beta function is calculated. A general scheme-independent criterion is given for determining whether or not the $n$-loop beta function has a UV zero for large $N_f$. We compare the results with exact integral representations of the leading terms in the beta functions for the respective Abelian and non-Abelian theories in the limit $N_f \\to \\infty$ limit with $N_f \\alpha$ finite. As part of this study, new analytic and numerical results are presented for certain coefficients, denoted $b_{n,n-1}$, that control the large-$N_f$ behavior at $n$-loop order in the beta function. We also investigate various test functions incorporating a power-law and essential UV zero in the beta function and determine their manifestations in series expansions in powers of coupling and in powers of $1/N_f$.

Robert Shrock

2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

436

New magnetic field measurements of beta Cephei stars and Slowly Pulsating B stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the results of the continuation of our magnetic survey with FORS1 at the VLT of a sample of B-type stars consisting of confirmed or candidate beta Cephei stars and Slowly Pulsating B (hereafter SPB) stars, along with a small number of normal B-type stars. A weak mean longitudinal magnetic field of the order of a few hundred Gauss was detected in three beta Cephei stars and two stars suspected to be beta Cephei stars, in five SPB stars and eight stars suspected to be SPB stars. Additionally, a longitudinal magnetic field at a level larger than 3sigma has been diagnosed in two normal B-type stars, the nitrogen-rich early B-type star HD52089 and in the B5 IV star HD153716. Roughly one third of beta Cephei stars have detected magnetic fields: Out of 13 beta Cephei stars studied to date with FORS1, four stars possess weak magnetic fields, and out of the sample of six suspected beta Cephei stars two show a weak magnetic field. The fraction of magnetic SPBs and candidate SPBs is found to be higher: roughl...

Hubrig, S; De Cat, P; Schöller, M; Morel, T; Ilyin, I

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

High beta studies on ISX-B with neutral beam injection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Injection of H/sup 0/ into D/sup +/ plasmas with beam power P/sub b/ of up to 1.7 MW has produced rms betas of approx. 4%, volume-averaged betas of approx. 3%, and central betas of approx. 10% in the ISX-B tokamak. Although theoretical calculations indicate that the observed equilibria may be unstable to ballooning modes, no catastrophic loss of confinement has been observed, and beta continues to increase with injection power. In these beam-dominated high-beta discharges the electron and ion energy confinement times are still similar to those obtained with ohmic heating: ion energy confinement is neoclassical within a factor of approx. 2, and electron energy confinement follows the usual Alcator scaling. In high-power injection discharges the character of the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) behavior changes, the particle confinement time decreases, and the inward impurity transport appears to be inhibited. These effects, however, may not be linked directly to beta.

Sheffield, J.; Bates, S.C.; Bush, C.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Preparation of powders suitable for conversion to useful .beta.-aluminas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for forming a precursor powder which, when suitably pressed and sintered forms highly pure, densified .beta.- or .beta."-alumina, comprising the steps of: (1) forming a suspension (or slurry) of Bayer-derived Al(OH).sub.3 in a water-miscible solvent; (2) adding an aqueous solution of a Mg compound, a Li compound, a Na compound or mixtures thereof to the Bayer-derived Al(OH).sub.3 suspension while agitating the mixture formed thereby, to produce a gel; (3) drying the gel at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water to produce a powder material; (4) lightly ball milling and sieving said powder material; and (5) heating the ball-milled and sieved powder material at a temperature of between 350.degree. to 900.degree. C. to form the .beta.- or .beta."-alumina precursor powder. The precursor powder, thus formed, may be subsequently isopressed at a high pressure and sintered at an elevated temperature to produce .beta.- or .beta."-alumina. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Morgan, Peter E. D. (Thousand Oaks, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

LOW HORIZONTAL BETA FUNCTION IN LONG STRAIGHTS OF THE NSLS-II LATTICE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NSLS-II storage ring lattice is comprised of 30 DBA cells arranged in 15 superperiods. There are 15 long straight sections (9.3m) for injection, RF and insertion devices and 15 short straights (6.6m) for insertion devices. In the baseline lattice, the short straights have small horizontal and vertical beta functions but the long straights have large horizontal beta function optimized for injection. In this paper, we explore the possibility of maintaining three long straights with large horizontal beta function while providing the other 12 long straights with smaller horizontal beta function to optimize the brightness of insertion devices. Our study considers the possible linear lattice solutions as well as characterizing the nonlinear dynamics. Results are reported on optimization of dynamic aperture required for good injection efficiency and adequate Touschek lifetime. This paper discusses dynamic aperture optimization for the NSLS-II lattice with alternate high and low horizontal beta function in the long straights, which is proposed for the optimization of the brightness of insertion devices. The linear optics is optimized to meet the requirements of lattice function and source properties. Nonlinear optimization for a lattice with working point at (37.18, 16.2) is performed. Considering the realistic magnets errors and physical apertures, we calculate the frequency maps and plot the tune footprint. The results show that the lattice with high-low beta function has adequate dynamic aperture for good injection efficiency and sufficient Touschek lifetime.

Fanglei, L.; Bengtsson, J.; Guo, W.; Krinsky, S.; Li, Y.; Yang, L.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

440

Precision Measurement Of The Neutron's Beta Asymmetry Using Ultra-Cold Neutrons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A measurement of A{beta}, the correlation between the electron momentum and neutron (n) spin (the beta asymmetry) in n beta-decay, together with the n lifetime, provides a method for extracting fundamental parameters for the charged-current weak interaction of the nucleon. In particular when combined with decay measurements, one can extract the Vud element of the CKM matrix, a critical element in CKM unitarity tests. By using a new SD2 super-thermal source at LANSCE, large fluxes of UCN (ultra-cold neutrons) are expected for the UCNA project. These UCN will be 100% polarized using a 7 T magnetic field, and directed into the {beta} spectrometer. This approach, together with an expected large reduction in backgrounds, will result in an order of magnitude reduction in the critical systematic corrections associated with current n {beta}-asymmetry measurements. This paper will give an overview of the UCNA A{beta} measurement as well as an update on the status of the experiment.

Makela, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Back, H. O. [North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Melconian, D. [University of Washington, Department of Physics, Box 351560 Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Plaster, B. [California Institute of Technology, Kellogg Radiation Lab, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron and hydrogen atom transfer mechanisms for the photoreduction of o-quinones. Visible light induced photoreactions of. beta. -lapachone with amines, alcohols, and amino alcohols  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

{beta}-Lapachone (1), a substituted o-naphthoquinone absorbing into the visible ({lambda}{sub max} = 424 nm in benzene), is cleanly and efficiently reduced to the corresponding semiquinone radical upon photolysis in degassed solutions with alcohols, amines, and {beta}-amino alcohols. The course and products of these photoreactions have been followed by NMR, ESR, fluorescence, and absorption spectroscopy. For all three types of reductant the overall reaction involves 2e{sup {minus}} oxidation of the donor, and the quantum efficiencies show a dependence upon quinone concentration indicative of the role of a second dark reduction of 1 by products of the primary photolysis. For amines and amino alcohols the reaction is initiated by single electron transfer quenching of triplet 1. For triethylamine the mechanism is indicated to be a sequence of two electron transfer-proton transfer steps culminating in two semiquinone radicals and the enamine Et{sub 2}NCH{double bond}CH{sub 2}. For amino alcohols a C-C cleavage concurrent with deprotonation of the alcohol (oxidative photofragmentation) occurs, in competition with reverse electron transfer, following the quenching step. For both amines and amino alcohols, limiting efficiencies of reaction approach 2 (for QH{sup {sm bullet}} formation). In contrast, both 2-propanol and benzyl alcohol are oxidized by excited states of 1 with much lower efficiency. The probable mechanism for photooxidation of the alcohols involves a H atom abstraction quenching of the excited state followed by an electron transfer-proton transfer sequence in which a ground-state 1 is reduced. Lower limiting efficiencies for photoreduction of 1 by the alcohols are attributed to inefficiencies of net H-atom transfer in the quenching step. 54 refs., 3 figs., 9 tabs.

Xiaohong Ci; Whitten, D.G. (Univ. of Rochester, NY (USA)); Silveira da Silva, R.; Nicodem, D. (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil))

1989-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

442

Low dose radiation interations with the transformation growth factor (TGF)-beta pathway  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A major limiting factor for long-term, deep-space missions is the radiation dose to astronauts. Because the dose to the astronauts is a mixed field of low- and high-LET radiation, there is a need to understand the effects of both radiation types on whole tissue; however, there are limited published data on the effects of high-LET (linearenergy- transfer) radiation on tissue. Thus, we designed a perfusion chamber system for rat trachea in order to mimic in vivo respiratory tissue. We successfully maintained the perfused tracheal tissue ex vivo in a healthy and viable condition for up to three days. In addition, this project studied the effects of high-LET Fe particles on the overall transformation growth factor (TGF)-beta response after TGF-beta inactivation and compared the results to the TGF-beta response post x-ray irradiation. It was found that a TGF-beta response could be measured in the perfused tracheal tissue, for x-ray and Fe particle irradiations, despite the high autofluorescent background intrinsic to tissue. However, after comparing the TGF-beta response of x-ray irradiation to High-Z-Highenergy (HZE) irradiation, there was not a significant difference in radiation types. The TGF-beta response in x-ray and HZE irradiated perfusion chambers was also measured over time post irradiation. It was found that for 6 hour and 8 hour post irradiation, the TGF-beta response was higher for lower doses of radiation than for higher doses. This is in contrast to the 0 hour fixation which found the TGF-beta response to increase with increased dose. The inverse relationship found for 6 hour and 8 hour fixation times may indicate a threshold response for TGF-beta response; i.e., for low doses, a threshold of dose must be reached for an immediate TGF-beta response, otherwise the tissue responds more slowly to the irradiation damage. This result was unexpected and will require further investigation to determine if the threshold can be determined for the 250 kVp x-rays and 1 Gev Fe particles.

Maslowski, Amy Jesse

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Neutrino properties deduced from the study of lepton number violating processes at low and high energies  

SciTech Connect

There is nowadays a significant progress in understanding the neutrino properties. The results of the neutrino oscillation experiments have convincingly showed that neutrinos have mass and oscillate, in contradiction with the Standard Model (SM) assumptions, and these are the first evidences of beyond SM physics. However, fundamental properties of the neutrinos like their absolute mass, their character (are they Dirac or Majorana particles?), their mass hierarchy, the number of neutrino flavors, etc., still remain unknown. In this context there is an increased interest in the study of the lepton number violating (LNV) processes, since they could complete our understanding on the neutrino properties. Since recently, the neutrinoless double beta decay was considered the only process able to distinguish between Dirac or Majorana neutrinos and to give a hint on the absolute mass of the electron neutrino. At present, the increased luminosity of the LHC experiments makes feasible the search of LNV processes at high energy as well. In this lecture I will make a brief review on our present knowledge of the neutrino properties, on the present status of the double-beta decay studies and on the first attempts to search LNV processes at LHC.

Stoica, Sabin [Horia Hulubei Foundation, P.O. Box MG-12, 077125 Magurele-Bucharest (Romania) and Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O. Box MG-6, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

444

A blue sky catastrophe in double-diffusive convection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A global bifurcation of the blue sky catastrophe type has been found in a small Prandtl number binary mixture contained in a laterally heated cavity. The system has been studied numerically applying the tools of bifurcation theory. The catastrophe corresponds to the destruction of an orbit which, for a large range of Rayleigh numbers, is the only stable solution. This orbit is born in a global saddle-loop bifurcation and becomes chaotic in a period doubling cascade just before its disappearance at the blue sky catastrophe.

Esteban Meca; Isabel Mercader; Oriol Batiste; Laureano Ramirez-Piscina

2004-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

445

Container lid gasket protective strip for double door transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and a process for forming a protective barrier seal along a "ring of concern" of a transfer container used with double door systems is provided. A protective substrate is supplied between a "ring of concern" and a safety cover in which an adhesive layer of the substrate engages the "ring of concern". A compressive foam strip along an opposite side of the substrate engages a safety cover such that a compressive force is maintained between the "ring of concern" and the adhesive layer of the substrate.

Allen, Jr., Burgess M

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

446

Full Counting Statistics of Photons Emitted by Double Quantum Dot  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the full counting statistics of photons emitted by a double quantum dot (DQD) to a high-quality microwave transmission line due to the dipole coupling. We show that at the resonant condition between the energy splitting of the DQD and the photon energy in the transmission line, photon statistics exhibits both a sub-Poissonian distribution and antibunching. In the ideal case, when the system decoherence stems only from photodetection, the photon noise is reduced below one-half of the noise for the Poisson distribution. The photon distribution remains sub-Poissonian even at moderate decoherence in the DQD.

Canran Xu; Maxim G. Vavilov

2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

447

Double Diffusive Natural Convection in a Nuclear Waste Repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, we conduct a two-dimensional numerical analysis of double diffusive natural convection in an emplacement drift for a nuclear waste repository. In-drift heat and moisture transport is driven by combined thermal- and compositional-induced buoyancy forces. Numerical results demonstrate buoyancy-driven convective flow patterns and configurations during both repository heat-up and cool-down phases. It is also shown that boundary conditions, particularly on the drip-shield surface, have strong impacts on the in-drift convective flow and transport.

Y. Hao; J. Nitao; T.A. Buscheck; Y. Sun

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

448

Goos-Hanchen like Shifts in Graphene Double Barriers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the Goos-Hanchen like shifts for Dirac fermions in graphene scattered by double barrier structures. After obtaining the solution for the energy spectrum, we use the boundary conditions to explicitly determine the Goos-Hanchen like shifts and the associated transmission probability. We analyze these two quantities at resonances by studying their {main} characteristics as a function of the energy and electrostatic potential parameters. To check the validity of our computations we recover previous results obtained for a single barrier under appropriate limits.

Ahmed Jellal; Ilham Redouani; Youness Zahidi; Hocine Bahlouli

2013-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

449

Parity Doubling and the S Parameter Below the Conformal Window  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe a lattice simulation of the masses and decay constants of the lowest-lying vector and axial resonances, and the electroweak S parameter, in an SU(3) gauge theory with $N_f = 2$ and 6 fermions in the fundamental representation. The spectrum becomes more parity doubled and the S parameter per electroweak doublet decreases when $N_f$ is increased from 2 to 6, motivating study of these trends as $N_f$ is increased further, toward the critical value for transition from confinement to infrared conformality.

Thomas Appelquist; Ron Babich; Richard C. Brower; Michael Cheng; Michael A. Clark; Saul D. Cohen; George T. Fleming; Joe Kiskis; Meifeng Lin; Ethan T. Neil; James C. Osborn; Claudio Rebbi; David Schaich; Pavlos Vranas

2010-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

450

Resonance enhancement of nonsequential double ionization by a magnetic field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate nonsequential double ionization (NSDI) of helium by using an additional magnetic field parallel to the polarization of the laser pulse. By exploring the ability of a magnetic field for focusing the selected trajectories that contribute to the NSDI, we have found that the yield of NSDI, as a function of the magnetic-field strength, shows different behavior for different laser intensities. As a result, an additional magnetic field provides a way to identify that the NSDI mechanism of laser-assisted collision ionization begins to play an important role as the laser intensity increases.

Li Hongyun [Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory for Artificial Microstructures and Mesoscopic Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Chen Jing; Liu Jie [Center for Nonlinear Studies, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Jiang Hongbing; Gong Qihuang [Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory for Artificial Microstructures and Mesoscopic Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Fu Panming; Wang Bingbing [Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Yan Zongchao [Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3 (Canada)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

Optical Properties of {beta}''-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} : a novel superconductor with large discrete counterions.''  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The optical spectra of the organic superconductor {beta}{double_prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} are measured over a wide spectral range (30-35000 cm{sup {minus}1}) as a function of temperature and polarization. The optical anisotropy is quite large compared with other ET-based organic superconductors, and the spectra are far from Drude-like over the full temperature range. A broad electronic band centered near 1000 cm{sup {minus}1} is observed at low temperature along the a axis, prior to the superconducting transition. The changes of vibrational features near 120 K are attributed to a weak reorientation of the counterion, which may affect hydrogen bonding in the material.

Dong, J.

1998-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

452

DOUBLE-LINED SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY STARS IN THE RAVE SURVEY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We devise a new method for the detection of double-lined binary stars in a sample of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) survey spectra. The method is both tested against extensive simulations based on synthetic spectra and compared to direct visual inspection of all RAVE spectra. It is based on the properties and shape of the cross-correlation function, and is able to recover {approx}80% of all binaries with an orbital period of order 1 day. Systems with periods up to 1 yr are still within the detection reach. We have applied the method to 25,850 spectra of the RAVE second data release and found 123 double-lined binary candidates, only eight of which are already marked as binaries in the SIMBAD database. Among the candidates, there are seven that show spectral features consistent with the RS CVn type (solar type with active chromosphere) and seven that might be of W UMa type (over-contact binaries). One star, HD 101167, seems to be a triple system composed of three nearly identical G-type dwarfs. The tested classification method could also be applicable to the data of the upcoming Gaia mission.

Matijevic, G.; Zwitter, T. [Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Munari, U.; Siviero, A. [INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Asiago (Italy); Bienayme, O.; Siebert, A. [Observatorie de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Binney, J. [Rudolf Pierls Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom); Bland-Hawthorn, J. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia); Boeche, C.; Steinmetz, M. [Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Potsdam (Germany); Campbell, R. [Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (United States); Freeman, K. C. [RSAA, Australian National University, Camberra (Australia); Gibson, B. [University of Central Lancashire, Preston (United Kingdom); Gilmore, G. [Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Grebel, E. K. [Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany); Helmi, A. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Navarro, J. F. [University of Victoria, Victoria (Canada); Parker, Q. A. [Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia); Seabroke, G. M. [e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes (United Kingdom); Watson, F. G., E-mail: gal.matijevic@fmf.uni-lj.s [Anglo-Australian Observatory, Sydney (Australia)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SUPPRESSION OF ENERGETIC ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN FLARES BY DOUBLE LAYERS  

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During flares and coronal mass ejections, energetic electrons from coronal sources typically have very long lifetimes compared to the transit times across the systems, suggesting confinement in the source region. Particle-in-cell simulations are carried out to explore the mechanisms of energetic electron transport from the corona to the chromosphere and possible confinement. We set up an initial system of pre-accelerated hot electrons in contact with ambient cold electrons along the local magnetic field and let it evolve over time. Suppression of transport by a nonlinear, highly localized electrostatic electric field (in the form of a double layer) is observed after a short phase of free-streaming by hot electrons. The double layer (DL) emerges at the contact of the two electron populations. It is driven by an ion-electron streaming instability due to the drift of the back-streaming return current electrons interacting with the ions. The DL grows over time and supports a significant drop in temperature and hence reduces heat flux between the two regions that is sustained for the duration of the simulation. This study shows that transport suppression begins when the energetic electrons start to propagate away from a coronal acceleration site. It also implies confinement of energetic electrons with kinetic energies less than the electrostatic energy of the DL for the DL lifetime, which is much longer than the electron transit time through the source region.

Li, T. C.; Drake, J. F.; Swisdak, M. [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

454

Solid phase sequencing of double-stranded nucleic acids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to methods for detecting and sequencing of target double-stranded nucleic acid sequences, to nucleic acid probes and arrays of probes useful in these methods, and to kits and systems which contain these probes. Useful methods involve hybridizing the nucleic acids or nucleic acids which represent complementary or homologous sequences of the target to an array of nucleic acid probes. These probe comprise a single-stranded portion, an optional double-stranded portion and a variable sequence within the single-stranded portion. The molecular weights of the hybridized nucleic acids of the set can be determined by mass spectroscopy, and the sequence of the target determined from the molecular weights of the fragments. Nucleic acids whose sequences can be determined include nucleic acids in biological samples such as patient biopsies and environmental samples. Probes may be fixed to a solid support such as a hybridization chip to facilitate automated determination of molecular weights and identification of the target sequence.

Fu, Dong-Jing (Waltham, MA); Cantor, Charles R. (Boston, MA); Koster, Hubert (Concord, MA); Smith, Cassandra L. (Boston, MA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Double Shell Tank (DST) Monitor and Control Subsystem Specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Monitor and Control Subsystem that supports the first phase of Waste Feed Delivery. This subsystem specification establishes the interface and performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during the design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Monitor and Control Subsystem. The DST Monitor and Control Subsystem consists of the new and existing equipment that will be used to provide tank farm operators with integrated local monitoring and control of the DST systems to support Waste Feed Delivery (WFD). New equipment will provide automatic control and safety interlocks where required and provide operators with visibility into the status of DST subsystem operations (e.g., DST mixer pump operation and DST waste transfers) and the ability to manually control specified DST functions as necessary. This specification is intended to be the basis for new project/installations (W-521, etc.). This specification is not intended to retroactively affect previously established project design criteria without specific direction by the program.

BAFUS, R.R.

2000-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

456

Double Shell Tank (DST) Transfer Valving Subsystem Specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Transfer Valving Subsystem that supports the first phase of Waste Feed Delivery. This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides references to the requisite codes and standards to be applied during design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Transfer Valving Subsystem that supports the first phase of Waste Feed Delivery (WFD). The DST Transfer Valving Subsystem routes waste and other media (e.g., diluent, flush water, filtered raw water) among DSTs and from the low-activity waste (LAW) and high-level waste (HLW) feed staging tanks to the River Protection Project (RPP) Privatization Contractor facility, where it will be processed into an immobilized waste form. This specification is intended to be the basis for new projects/installations (W-521, etc.). This specification is not intended to retroactively affect previously established project design criteria without specific direction by the program.

GRAVES, C.E.

2000-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

457

Biodiesel synthesis using calcined layered double hydroxide catalysts  

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The catalytic properties of calcined Li-Al, Mg-Al and Mg-Fe layered double hydroxides (LDHs) were examined in two transesterification reactions, namely, the reaction of glyceryl tributyrate with methanol, and the reaction of soybean oil with methanol. While the Li-Al catalysts showed high activity in these reactions at the reflux temperature of methanol, the Mg-Fe and Mg-Al catalysts exhibited much lower methyl ester yields. CO2 TPD measurements revealed the presence of sites of weak, medium and strong basicity on both Mg-Al and Li-Al catalysts, the latter showing higher concentrations of medium and strong base sites; by implication, these are the main sites active in transesterification catalyzed by calcined Li-Al LDHs. Maximum activity was observed for the Li-Al catalysts when a calcination temperature of 450-500 aC was applied, corresponding to decomposition of the layered double hydroxide to the mixed oxide without formation of crystalline lithium aluminate phases.

Schumaker, J. Link [University of Kentucky; Crofcheck, Czarena [University of Kentucky; TAckett, S. Adam [University of Kentucky; Santillan-Jimenez, Eduardo [University of Kentucky; Morgan, Tonya [University of Kentucky; Ji, Yaying [University of Kentucky; Crocker, Mark [University of Kentucky; Toops, Todd J [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Hazard assessments of double-shell flammable gas tanks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is the fourth in a series of hazard assessments performed on the double-shell flammable gas watch list tanks. This report focuses on hazards associated with the double-shell watch list tanks (101-AW, 103-AN, 104-AN, and 105-AN). While a similar assessment has already been performed for tank 103-SY, it is also included here to incorporate a more representative slurry gas mixture and provide a consistent basis for comparing results for all the flammable gas tanks. This report is intended to provide an in-depth assessment by considering the details of the gas release event and slurry gas mixing as the gas is released from the waste. The consequences of postulated gas ignition are evaluated using a plume burn model and updated ignition frequency predictions. Tank pressurization which results from a gas burn, along with the structural response, is also considered. The report is intended to support the safety basis for work activities in flammable gas tanks by showing margins to safety limits that are available in the design and procedures.

Fox, G.L.; Stepnewski, D.D.

1994-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

459

Effects of a static electric field on nonsequential double ionization  

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Using a three-dimensional semiclassical method, we perform a systematic analysis of the effects of an additional static electric field on nonsequential double ionization (NSDI) of a helium atom in an intense, linearly polarized laser field. It is found that the static electric field influences not only the ionization rate, but also the kinetic energy of the ionized electron returning to the parent ion, in such a way that, if the rate is increased, then the kinetic energy of the first returning electron is decreased, and vice versa. These two effects compete in NSDI. Since the effect of the static electric field on the ionization of the first electron plays a more crucial role in the competition, the symmetric double-peak structure of the He{sup 2+} momentum distribution parallel to the polarization of the laser field is destroyed. Furthermore, the contribution of the trajectories with multiple recollisions to the NSDI is also changed dramatically by the static electric field. As the static electric field increases, the trajectories with two recollisions, which start at the time when the laser and the static electric field are in the same direction, become increasingly important for the NSDI.

Li Hongyun [Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China); Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory for Artificial Microstructures and Mesoscopic Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Wang Bingbing; Li Xiaofeng; Fu Panming [Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China); Chen Jing; Liu Jie [Center for Nonlinear Studies, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Jiang Hongbing; Gong Qihuang [Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory for Artificial Microstructures and Mesoscopic Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Yan Zongchao [Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3 (Canada); Research Academy of Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-core excitations in formamide can be probed by X-ray double-quantum-coherence spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The attosecond, time-resolved X-ray double-quantum-coherence four-wave mixing signals of formamide at the nitrogen and oxygen K-edges are simulated using restricted excitation window time-dependent density functional theory and the excited core hole approximation. These signals, induced by core exciton coupling, are particularly sensitive to the level of treatment of electron correlation, thus providing direct experimental signatures of electron and core-hole many-body effects and a test of electronic structure theories.

Zhang Yu; Healion, Daniel; Biggs, Jason D.; Mukamel, Shaul [Department of Chemistry, University of California, 450 Rowland Hall, Irvine, California 92697 (United States)

2013-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitation and localization of protein kinase C Beta II isozyme in colon  

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The maintenance of colonic crypt PKC Beta 11 isozyme phics. levels may sustain the homeostatic balance between cell proliferation and apostasis. To define the role of PKC isozymes with respect to colonocyte phenotype, we determined the subcellular localization and crypt expression of PKC Beta 11 in relation to in situ cell proliferation and apostasis following carcinogen and diet manipulation. In a 2X2X2 factorial design, rats were fed diets containing either corn oil (containing n-6 PUFA) or fish oil (containing n-3 PUFA), cellulose (non-fermentable fiber) or pectin (highly fermentable fiber), and injected with azoxymethane (AOM) or saline. After 16 weeks, an intermediate time point when no macroscopic tumors are detected, colonic mucosa was processed for Western immunoblot and immunohistochemistry-morphodensitometric image analysis. In vivo cell proliferation was measured by incorporation of Brdu into DNA, and apostasis by TUNEL assay. Western blot analysis revealed that n-3 PUFA treatment blocked carcinogen induced overexpression of PKC Beta 11 (80 koa) in the distal colonic membrane (DM) fraction (p<0.05). Additionally, the n-3 Pl-TA/pectin groups (p<0.05). The 80 lea PKC Beta 11 isozyme was not detected in either the proximal cytologic (PC) or the distal cytologic (DC) fractions. Interestingly, a 50 koa immunoreactive band was observed in select samples (DM: 17/54, DC: 7/1 1, PM: 8/24, and PC: 8/8). Carcinogen significantly (p<0.05) enhanced PKC Beta 11 expression in all regions of the crypt (upper, middle, and lower (el-tiles). The kinetics of colonic cell proliferation (proliferative zone, and number of proliferative cells in the middle 1/3 of the crypt) paralleled the increase in PKC Beta 11 in carcinogen treated animals. There was also a significant (p<0.05) interaction between dietary fat and fiber on PKC Beta 11 expression. The kinetics of programmed cell death (apoptosis at the luminal surface) was inversely proportional to the expression of PKC Beta 11 in the upper fertile/apical region. These results suggest that an elevation in PKC Beta 11 expression along the crypt axis is linked to the enhancement of cell proliferation and suppression of apostasis, predictive biomarkers of tumor development.

Brown, Roxanne Elaine

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Super-allowed beta-decay rates in 1d5/2 shell in Coriolis coupling model  

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The expression for super-allowed beta-decay transition rates have been derived within the context of Coriolis coupling model. The derived expressions, valid for the beta-decay between any two mirror nuclei, has been applied to calculate super-allowed beta-decay transition rates of 21Na, 21Mg, 21Al, and 21Si. The calculated rates agree well with the data and the calculations done using the shell model with configuration admixture.

M. Sultan Parvez; F. Bary Malik

2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

463

ROS signaling, oxidative stress and Nrf2 in pancreatic beta-cell function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This review focuses on the emerging evidence that reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from glucose metabolism, such as H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, act as metabolic signaling molecules for glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in pancreatic beta-cells. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential inhibitory role of endogenous antioxidants, which rise in response to oxidative stress, in glucose-triggered ROS and GSIS. We propose that cellular adaptive response to oxidative stress challenge, such as nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant induction, plays paradoxical roles in pancreatic beta-cell function. On the one hand, induction of antioxidant enzymes protects beta-cells from oxidative damage and possible cell death, thus minimizing oxidative damage-related impairment of insulin secretion. On the other hand, the induction of antioxidant enzymes by Nrf2 activation blunts glucose-triggered ROS signaling, thus resulting in reduced GSIS. These two premises are potentially relevant to impairment of beta-cells occurring in the late and early stage of Type 2 diabetes, respectively. In addition, we summarized our recent findings that persistent oxidative stress due to absence of uncoupling protein 2 activates cellular adaptive response which is associated with impaired pancreatic beta-cell function.

Pi Jingbo, E-mail: jpi@thehamner.or [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); Zhang Qiang [Division of Computational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); Fu Jingqi [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001 (China); Woods, Courtney G. [Division of Computational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Incorporated, Annandale, NJ 08801 (United States); Hou Yongyong [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001 (China); Corkey, Barbara E. [Obesity Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 (United States); Collins, Sheila [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 (United States); Andersen, Melvin E. [Division of Computational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States)

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Crystal Structure of the Central Coiled-Coil Domain from Human Liprin-[beta]2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liprins are a conserved family of scaffolding proteins important for the proper regulation and development of neuronal synapses. Humans have four liprin-{alpha}s and two liprin-{beta}s which all contain long coiled-coil domains followed by three tandem SAM domains. Complex interactions between the coiled-coil and SAM domains are thought to create liprin scaffolds, but the structural and biochemical properties of these domains remain largely uncharacterized. In this study we find that the human liprin-{beta}2 coiled-coil forms an extended dimer. Several protease-resistant subdomains within the liprin-{beta}1 and liprin-{beta}2 coiled-coils were also identified. A 2.0 {angstrom} crystal structure of the central, protease-resistant core of the liprin-{beta}2 coiled-coil reveals a parallel helix orientation. These studies represent an initial step toward determining the overall architecture of liprin scaffolds and understanding the molecular basis for their synaptic functions.

Stafford, Ryan L.; Tang, Ming-Yun; Sawaya, Michael R.; Phillips, Martin L.; Bowie, James U. (UCLA)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

465

Beta dependence of electron heating in decaying whistler turbulence: Particle-in-cell simulations  

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Two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations have been carried out to study electron beta dependence of decaying whistler turbulence and electron heating in a homogeneous, collisionless magnetized plasma. Initially, applied whistler fluctuations at relatively long wavelengths cascade their energy into shorter wavelengths. This cascade leads to whistler turbulence with anisotropic wavenumber spectra which are broader in directions perpendicular to the background magnetic field than in the parallel direction. Comparing the development of whistler turbulence at different electron beta values, it is found that both the wavenumber spectrum anisotropy and electron heating anisotropy decrease with increasing electron beta. This indicates that higher electron beta reduces the perpendicular energy cascade of whistler turbulence. Fluctuation energy dissipation by electron Landau damping responsible for the electron parallel heating becomes weaker at higher electron beta, which leads to more isotropic heating. It suggests that electron kinetic processes are important in determining the properties of whistler turbulence. This kinetic property is applied to discuss the generation of suprathermal strahl electron distributions in the solar wind.

Saito, S. [National Institute of Information and Communications Technology 4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795 (Japan); Peter Gary, S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

466

On the Use of the Beta Distribution in Probabilistic Resource Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The triangular distribution is a popular choice when it comes to modeling bounded continuous random variables. Its wide acceptance derives mostly from its simple analytic properties and the ease with which modelers can specify its three parameters through the extremes and the mode. On the negative side, hardly any real process follows a triangular distribution, which from the outset puts at a disadvantage any model employing triangular distributions. At a time when numerical techniques such as the Monte Carlo method are displacing analytic approaches in stochastic resource assessments, easy specification remains the most attractive characteristic of the triangular distribution. The beta distribution is another continuous distribution defined within a finite interval offering wider flexibility in style of variation, thus allowing consideration of models in which the random variables closely follow the observed or expected styles of variation. Despite its more complex definition, generation of values following a beta distribution is as straightforward as generating values following a triangular distribution, leaving the selection of parameters as the main impediment to practically considering beta distributions. This contribution intends to promote the acceptance of the beta distribution by explaining its properties and offering several suggestions to facilitate the specification of its two shape parameters. In general, given the same distributional parameters, use of the beta distributions in stochastic modeling may yield significantly different results, yet better estimates, than the triangular distribution.

Olea, Ricardo A., E-mail: olea@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BETA-DECAY MATRIX ELEMENTS IN Sb$sup 12$$sup 2$  

SciTech Connect

An electronic computer has been used to investigate the six nuclear matrix elements which enter into the 2/sup -/ to 2/sup +/ 1.40-Mev beta transition in the decay of Sb/sup 122/. Data from beta-gamma angular correlation, beta-circularly polarized gamma angular correlation, nuclear orientation, and nuclear resonance experiments were used in this analysis. As a further aid, the Feenberg-Ahrens relations between certain of the nuclear matrix elements were employed to catalog the solutions and to simplify the search problem. In order to discover how the remaining ambiguity of these solutions could most easily be reduced, for each of the solutions calculations were made of the predicted results of all possible experiments on this beta transition. These calculations show how sufficient experimental data can be obtained to determine unambiguously all six nuclear matrix elements. In an appendix all the theoretical formulas which give the experimental observables for a first forbidden 2/sup -/ to S/sup +/ beta transition in terms of the nuclear matrix ele

Pipkin, F.M.; Sanderson, J.; Weyhmann, W.

1963-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

Classical two-split interference effects in double photoionization of molecular hydrogen at high energies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors report a thorough theoretical study of one photon double ionization of H{sub 2}. They suggest that interference effects reported in one photon ionization will be reproducible in the case of double ionization when one of the photons carriers most of the available energy and the other electron is not observed. These calculations reproduce recent double photoionization experiments of H{sub 2}.

Horner, Daniel A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miyabe, S [LBNL; Rescigno, T N [LBNL; Mccurdy, C W [LBNL; Morales, F [MADRID, SPAIN; Martin, F [MADRID, SPAIN

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Language barrier broken with Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA | OSTI,  

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Language barrier broken with Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA Language barrier broken with Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA Multilingual WordWideScience Officials at the June 11 launch of Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA at the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) annual conference held in Helsinki, Finland. Pictured, from left, Dr. Walter Warnick, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Director; Yuri Arskiy, All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (VINITI) Director; Tony Hey, Microsoft Research Corporate Vice-President; Richard Boulderstone of the British Library and the WorldWideScience Alliance Chairman; and Wu Yishan, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) Chief Engineer OSTI Homepage

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A Global Model of $\\beta^-$-Decay Half-Lives Using Neural Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical modeling of nuclear data using artificial neural networks (ANNs) and, more recently, support vector machines (SVMs), is providing novel approaches to systematics that are complementary to phenomenological and semi-microscopic theories. We present a global model of $\\beta^-$-decay halflives of the class of nuclei that decay 100% by $\\beta^-$ mode in their ground states. A fully-connected multilayered feed forward network has been trained using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm, Bayesian regularization, and cross-validation. The halflife estimates generated by the model are discussed and compared with the available experimental data, with previous results obtained with neural networks, and with estimates coming from traditional global nuclear models. Predictions of the new neural-network model are given for nuclei far from stability, with particular attention to those involved in r-process nucleosynthesis. This study demonstrates that in the framework of the $\\beta^-$-decay problem considered here, ...

Costiris, N; Gernoth, K A; Mavrommatis, E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Process development studies for the production of. beta. -glucosidase from Aspergillus phoenicis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This work is concerned with the production of ..beta..-glucosidase from Aspergillus phoenicis for use in the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Kinetic growth data indicate that two distinct periods of growth exist. The observed growth kinetics result from a biochemical differentiation of the filament which is independent of the substrate concentration. The optimum temperature for cell mass and ..beta..-glucosidase production was found to be 30/sup 0/C. The optimum pH for ..beta..-glucosidase production is 5 and the highest specific cell growth rate was observed when the growth medium was controlled at pH 4.5. The most economical substrate was 0.75 g/l of Solka Floc, a spruce wood pulp, plus 0.25 g/l of Trichoderma viride cellulase, required because A. phoenicis does not produce all the enzymes required to solubilize cellulose. When freeze-dried A. phoenicis enzyme was added to the hydrolysis of acid treated corn stover by Tricoderma viride cellulase, the total sugar yield was increased by 4 g/l of hydrolysate over the yield of 20 g/l obtained without ..beta..-glucosidase addition. In addition, the cellobiose, which accounted for about 10% of the sugar concentration, was converted to glucose, a more widely useable product. Preliminary designs of several processes for the production of ..beta..-glucosidase were made. The most economical processes were continuous production schemes. Ball milling was the most cost effective method, but the use of an elevated temperature stage was economical enough to warrant further study. The cost of production of ..beta..-glucosidase was found to be too high to justify its addition to a process for enzymatically hydrolyzing cellulose at this time.

Howell, M.J.; Wilke, C.R.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Verification of MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 for Criticality Safety Applications  

SciTech Connect

To verify that both MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 are performing correctly for criticality safety applications, several suites of verification/validation benchmark problems were run in early 2012. Results from these benchmark suites were compared with results from previously verified versions of MCNP5. The goals of this verification testing were: (1) Verify that MCNP5-1.60 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for the previous verification performed in 2010; (2) Determine the sensitivity to computer roundoff using different Fortran-90 compilers for building MCNP5 and MCNP6, to support moving to current versions of the compilers; and (3) Verify that MCNP6-Beta-2 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for MCNP5-1.60. This provides support for eventual migration of users and applications to MCNP6. The current production version of MCNP5 included in the RSICC release package is MCNP5-1.60. This version was first distributed by RSICC in October 2010. While there were subsequent RSICC distributions of the MCNP package in July 2011 and February 2012, no changes were made to MCNP5-1.60. The RSICC release package in February 2012 included both MCNP5-1.60 and the current beta version of MCNP6, MCNP6-Beta-2. MCNP6 is the merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX capabilities. The current release of MCNP6 available from RSICC as of February 2012 is MCNP6-Beta-2. This version includes all of the features for criticality safety calculations that are available in MCNP5-1.60, and many new features largely unrelated to nuclear criticality safety calculations. This release is a 'beta' release to allow intermediate and advanced users to begin testing the merged code in their field of expertise. It should not be used for production calculations.

Brown, Forrest B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bull, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 for Criticality Safety Applications  

SciTech Connect

To verify that both MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 are performing correctly for criticality safety applications, several suites of verification/validation benchmark problems were run in early 2012. Results from these benchmark suites were compared with results from previously verified versions of MCNP5. The goals of this verification testing were: (1) Verify that MCNP5-1.60 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for the previous verification performed in 2010; (2) Determine the sensitivity to computer roundoff using different Fortran-90 compilers for building MCNP5 and MCNP6, to support moving to current versions of the compilers; and (3) Verify that MCNP6-Beta-2 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for MCNP5-1.60. This provides support for eventual migration of users and applications to MCNP6. The current production version of MCNP5 included in the RSICC release package is MCNP5-1.60. This version was first distributed by RSICC in October 2010. While there were subsequent RSICC distributions of the MCNP package in July 2011 and February 2012, no changes were made to MCNP5-1.60. The RSICC release package in February 2012 included both MCNP5-1.60 and the current beta version of MCNP6, MCNP6-Beta-2. MCNP6 is the merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX capabilities. The current release of MCNP6 available from RSICC as of February 2012 is MCNP6-Beta-2. This version includes all of the features for criticality safety calculations that are available in MCNP5-1.60, and many new features largely unrelated to nuclear criticality safety calculations. This release is a 'beta' release to allow intermediate and advanced users to begin testing the merged code in their field of expertise. It should not be used for production calculations.

Brown, Forrest B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bull, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Design for Double Edge Triggered Flip-flops  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The logic construction of a double-edge-triggered (DET) flip-flop, which can receive input signal at two levels of the clock, is analyzed and a new circuit design of CMOS DET flip-flop is proposed. Simulation using SPICE and a 1 micron technology shows that this DET flip-flop has ideal logic functionality, a simpler structure, lower delay time and higher maximum data rate compared to other existing CMOS DET flipflops. By simulating and comparing the proposed DET flip-flop with the traditional single-edge-triggered (SET) flip-flop, it is shown that the proposed DET flip-flop reduces power dissipation by half while keeping the same date rate.

Massoud Pedram; Qing Wu; Xunwei Wu

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z