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  1. ARM - Research Highlights: Notable Findings

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  2. Evaluation of 230 kV HPFF pipe-type cable with wrinkled and creased insulating tapes

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    Seman, G.W.; Katz, C. [Cable Technology Labs., Inc., New Brunswick, NJ (United States)] [Cable Technology Labs., Inc., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Pancholi, S.V. [Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, DC (United States)] [Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, DC (United States)


    Severe collapse wrinkles and circumferential creases were discovered in the cellulose paper insulating tapes of a newly installed IIPFF pipe-type cable during splicing and terminating. An evaluation program was developed to assess the electrical and mechanical integrity of the cable having wrinkled and creased insulating tapes. The test results indicated that the cable would perform satisfactorily in service.

  3. The fractional quantum Hall effect is a notable example of emergent behavior in which strong Coulomb interactions drive

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    Weston, Ken

    Coulomb interactions drive the existence of a correlated many-body state. Bilayer graphene represents distinct two-valued quantum numbers: layer index, electron spin, and the sublattice index of the graphene observation of fractional quantum Hall states in bilayer graphene. By placing bilayer graphene (blue in Fig. 1

  4. Notable altitudinal range extension of the northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) in Colombia

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    Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad

    (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) in Colombia Juan F. Díaz-N. & Camilo Sánchez-Giraldo Grupo de Mastozoología - CTUA. Instituto de Biología, Universidad de Antioquia. Apartado Aéreo 1226 Medellín, Colombia. juanfdiazn, Colombia The Northern naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous centralis Miller 1899, is distributed through

  5. Iterative Decoding and Turbo Equalization: The Z-Crease Phenomenon

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    Jing Li; Kai Xie


    Iterative probabilistic inference, popularly dubbed the soft-iterative paradigm, has found great use in a wide range of communication applications, including turbo decoding and turbo equalization. The classic approach of analyzing the iterative approach inevitably use the statistical and information-theoretical tools that bear ensemble-average flavors. This paper consider the per-block error rate performance, and analyzes it using nonlinear dynamical theory. By modeling the iterative processor as a nonlinear dynamical system, we report a universal "Z-crease phenomenon:" the zig-zag or up-and-down fluctuation -- rather than the monotonic decrease -- of the per-block errors, as the number of iteration increases. Using the turbo decoder as an example, we also report several interesting motion phenomenons which were not previously reported, and which appear to correspond well with the notion of "pseudo codewords" and "stopping/trapping sets." We further propose a heuristic stopping criterion to control Z-crease and identify the best iteration. Our stopping criterion is most useful for controlling the worst-case per-block errors, and helps to significantly reduce the average-iteration numbers.

  6. A notable family of entire intrinsic minimal graph...

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    We recall that is was proved in [B], [Ma3] that HQ?1(?(S)) = 0, where Hs denotes the s- .... h, k ? C2. 0 (S) , corresponding to the choice X = phX1 + qhX2 (notice that a ..... and area formula on stratified Lie groups, Houston J. Math., 27 (2001),.

  7. IPCC estimates for emissions from land-use change, notably deforestation

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    IPCC estimates for emissions from land-use change, notably deforestation SYSTEMÃ?KOLOGIE ETHZ., 2008. IPCC estimates for emissions from land-use change, notably deforestation Systems Ecology Report. Photo by Nathalie Baumgartner (2005) #12;A. Fischlin Emissions from land-use change (deforestation) 1

  8. creasing Hg2 concentration. After correcting for the initial shift caused by the new environment,

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    Garzione, Carmala N.

    , the response of cell-bound DNA-SWNTs fits the model curve created by the same complexes in pure buffer (Fig. 3C mamma- lian cells creates opportunities for new mo- lecular probes that operate in the near IR and avoid-SWNTs and inserted into whole blood and muscle tissue. The complex was added directly to a black dye solution (op

  9. A notable family of entire intrinsic minimal graphs in the Heisenberg ...

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    (1.2) are unstable critical points of the horizontal perimeter. As a consequence .... we collect some preliminary material which constitutes the geometric backbone.

  10. Policy message Trends in the global agricultural

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    Richner, Heinz

    may have severe consequences: in- creased poverty, greater social dis- parities and segregation, fuel- wood, and other products. ­ Communication: Mobile phones make it possible to find out market

  11. Recent research on navigation has been particularly notable for the increased understanding of the factors affecting

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    Burgess, Neil

    of the factors affecting human navigation and the neural networks supporting it. The use of virtual reality humans and other animals in the neural basis of navigation. Addresses *Wellcome Department of Cognitive brain imaging, combined with the use of virtual environments, has revealed strong parallels between

  12. Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey F.

    and electromechanical parametric amplifiers have garnered significant interest, due to the in- creased need for low-noise- cordingly, if robust, low-noise signal amplification is to be real- ized in practical application, it may significant interest, as of late, due to the in- creased need for low-noise signal amplification in resonant

  13. SOD Mimetic Improves the Function, Growth, and Survival of Small-Size Liver Grafts After Transplantation in Rats.

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    SSGLT. D, Decreased liver MDA levels in SSGLT re- cipientin SSGLT, malondialdehyde (MDA) content in SSGs was assayedAs shown in Figure 1D, MDA content was markedly in- creased

  14. SOD mimetic improves the function, growth, and survival of small-size liver grafts after transplantation in rats.

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    SSGLT. D, Decreased liver MDA levels in SSGLT re- cipientin SSGLT, malondialdehyde (MDA) content in SSGs was assayedAs shown in Figure 1D, MDA content was markedly in- creased

  15. On Task Assignment in Data Intensive Scalable Computing

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    Feitelson, Dror

    , a crucial task in surviving the "Data Deluge". Recent works have shown that maintaining data locality- crease of data available for analytical processing­the so-called "Data Deluge" [7]. The cloud computing

  16. Risk aversion in multistage stochastic programming: a modeling and ...

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    Feb 4, 2015 ... creasing computing power made available since the foundation of the field. ..... The purchase price is c = 2, and the sale prices are s2 = 3 in the ...

  17. Dynamics of a Compound Vesicle in Shear Flow Shravan K. Veerapaneni,1

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    Young, Yuan N.

    ], similar to the symptoms caused by sickle cell anemia [13]. One of the main causes for the impaired RBC de sickle hemoglobin (in sickle cell anemia). A question naturally arises: Can we quantify the in- crease

  18. Energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions reduction opportunities in the U.S. Iron and Steel sector

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    Worrell, Ernst; Martin, N.; Price, L.


    or 74% of the rolling sludges and oils (1.68 PJ). BethlehemU.S. 7.5% in oil recovery sludges and 90% in oils, creases,Europe. Along with the oil recovery sludges, there are also


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    Mahin, Kim Walker


    welded at moderated heat inputs, the dilution in the rooti.e. de- creasing the heat input. This insures a more rapidare associated with the lower heat inputs recorded for this

  20. The Northern Galpagos Province (NGP; Fig. 1) is notable for its high density of seamounts, which were recently mapped with EM122 mulFbeam and MR-1 sidescan

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    Geist, Dennis

    density of seamounts, which were recently mapped with EM122 mulFbeam and MR-1The Northern Galápagos Province (NGP; Fig. 1) is notable for its high are islands: Darwin, Wolf, Pinta, Marchena, and Genovesa (Fig. 1). We have merged

  1. Leadership and Stewardship of the Laboratory (Objective 4.1) Notable Outcome - Phase II Alternative Analysis and PNNL Site Plan Recommendation

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    Pittman, Jeffery P.; Cassidy, Stephen R.; Mosey, Whitney LC; Leitz, Erlan M.; Oukrop, Lanson J.


    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) have recently completed an effort to identify the current state of the campus and gaps that exist with regards to space needs, facilities and infrastructure. This effort has been used to establish a campus strategy to ensure PNNL is ready to further the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) mission. Ten-year business projections and the impacts on space needs were assessed and incorporated into the long-term facility plans. In identifying/quantifying the space needs for PNNL, the following categories were addressed: Multi-purpose Programmatic (wet chemistry and imaging laboratory space), Strategic (Systems Engineering and Computation Analytics, and Collaboration space), Remediation (space to offset the loss of the Research Technology Laboratory [RTL] Complex due to decontamination and demolition), and Optimization (the exit of older and less cost-effective facilities). The findings of the space assessment indicate a need for wet chemistry space, imaging space, and strategic space needs associated with systems engineering and collaboration space. Based on the analysis, a 10-year campus strategy evolved that balanced four strategic objectives, as directed by the DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC): • Mission Alignment - maintain customer satisfaction • Reasonable & Achievable - do what makes sense from a practical and cost perspective • Campus Continuity - increase the federal control of assets and follow the Campus Master Plan • Guiding Principles - modern, collaborative, flexible, and sustainable. This strategy considered the following possible approaches to meet the identified space needs: • Institutional General Plant Project (IGPP) funded projects • Third party leased facilities • Science Laboratory Infrastructure (SLI) line item funded projects. Pairing the four strategic objectives with additional key metrics as criteria for selection, an initial recommendation was made to DOE-SC to use all three funding mechanisms to deliver the mission need. DOE-SC provided feedback that third party facilities are not to be pursued at this time. The decision was made by DOE that an IGPP-funded program would be the base plan, while retaining the possibility of a 2019 SLI-funded project. The SLI project will be designed to deliver significant impact on science and technology (S&T) and support the development of a modern, synergistic core campus where a collaborative and innovative environment is fostered. The specific scientific impact will be further defined in the 2015 and 2016 Annual Laboratory Plans. Additionally, opportunities will be explored to construct annexes on current federal facilities, including the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), if proven synergistic and cost effective. The final result of this effort is an actionable, flexible plan with scope, schedule, and cost targets for individual acquisition projects. Implemented as planned, the result will increase federal ownership by approximately 15 percent, reduce the operating cost by approximately 7 percent, and reduce the geographic facility footprint by approximately 66,000 gross square feet (GSF). Reduction of surplus space will be addressed while maintaining customer satisfaction, lowering operating costs, reducing the campus footprint, and increasing the federal control of assets. This strategy is documented in PNNL’s 2014 Laboratory Plan.

  2. Changing Supply of Grains in Texas.

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    Moore, Clarence A.; Whitney, Howard S.


    in the 1940's. It declined in relative importance, while rice in- creased, in the food grain group in the 1950's. Grain sorghum increased from 21 percent of total feed grain production in 1935-39 to 72 percent in 1955-58, while corn decreased from 52... to 14 per- cent. Texas usually grows more than one-fourth of the total U. S. production of rice. Production in- creased from slightly less than 4 million bags (100 pounds) in 1935 to over 17 million in 1954. It varied from 11 to 15 million bags...

  3. Sustainability and Management Education in China and India: Enabling a Global Green Economic Transition

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    education in recent years. Most notably, the United Nations' Global Compact Principles of Responsible

  4. Simulation of Nitrogen Emissions in a Premixed Hydrogen Flame Stabilized on a Low Swirl Burner

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    Bell, John B.

    Abstract There is considerable interest in developing fuel-flexible, low emissions turbines for power generation. One ap- proach is based on burning a variety of lean premixed fuels with relatively low flame concentration and a corresponding in- crease in local flame temperature just downstream. In turn, these regions

  5. Swimming and pregnancy in Tiger snakes, Notechis scutatus Fabien Aubret1,2,3

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    Shine, Rick

    , the University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia 6008, Australia 3 - Université de Poitiers S, 11539 E) in Western Australia in January and February 2002; including 13 pregnant and 9 non may result in increased risk of predation and/or de- creased energy intake compared to non

  6. RAPID COMMUNICATION NMDA Receptor-Mediated Oscillatory Activity in the Neonatal Rat

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    Manitoba, University of

    . In the lamprey, application of 5-HT de-receptor-induced membrane voltage oscillations was examined us- creases, monitored via flexor and mediated intrinsic voltage oscillations in spinal neuronsextensor electroneurograms-HT receptor antagonists. Intrinsic motoneuronal voltage oscillations, induced by NMDA in the presence

  7. Temperature-aware Task Partitioning for Real-Time Scheduling in Embedded Systems

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    Mishra, Prabhat

    Temperature-aware Task Partitioning for Real-Time Scheduling in Embedded Systems Zhe Wang, Sanjay-chip systems are in- creasing exponentially with Moore's Law. High temperature negatively affects reliability way to reduce the peak temperature in embedded systems running either a set of periodic heterogeneous

  8. Wireless Sensor Networks in the Area of Medical

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    cost, low maintenance ­ Energy-efficient ­ Small form factor, unobtrusive · Applications ­ Industrial manner ­ Use actuators to mitigate the effects of the emergency condition ­ Safety, security and energy-efficiency- crease energy-efficiency ­ Communication cannot occur between two radios if either is in sleep state

  9. Decreasing fallow duration in tropical slash-and-burn agriculture alters soil macro-invertebrate diversity: A

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in terms of conservation and management of soil macrofaunal diversity in agro-ecosystems. Key words: Soil and for this reason, they are in-8 creasingly considered as a resource to be managed and protected. Amongst9 soil their populations to improve12 the sustainability of soil fertility especially in countries or regions where farm-13

  10. Profiling nitrogen in ultrathin silicon oxynitrides with angle-resolved x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Gustafsson, Torgny

    medium energy ion scattering and secondary ion mass spectrometry analysis. Preferential nitrogen by low energy ion (15 N2) implantation. The nitrogen profile and nitrogen chemical bonding states only minor in- crease in the dielectric constant compared to SiO2 but is still favored over other high

  11. Effects of water deficit on leaf growth and initiation in fast-growing tree species

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to be particularly sensi- tive to water shortage (Pereira et al., 1986). These researchers have shown that biomass. In the longer term, a decline in biomass production under water shortage will result from reduced assimilation attributed the decreased foliage area observed with water shortage to de- creased leaf number. Our

  12. 1. Introduction The efficiency of steam turbines can be improved by in-

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    Cambridge, University of

    1. Introduction The efficiency of steam turbines can be improved by in- creasing the maximum-efficiency power plant. 2. Turbines, Steam, Efficiency and Power Plant A power plant has a steam generator which the operating pressure is below about 22 MPa, in which case the steam is separated and passed on to the turbine

  13. Advances in Geosciences, 4, 2936, 2005 SRef-ID: 1680-7359/adgeo/2005-4-29

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    competition in agricultural goods is challenging the economic feasibility of traditional agricul- tural), and farming practices (fertil- Correspondence to: J. C. Ascough II ( izer, water supply areas, and agricultural fields and farms have also in- creased in complexity

  14. 526 OPTICS LETTERS / Vol. 17, No. 7 / April 1, 1992 Improved magneto-optic trapping in a vapor cell

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    Gibble, Kurt

    to remain proportional to d4, the required laser power must in- crease as d3. Monroe et al.6 have shown-optic trap in a vapor cell and cap- turing atoms in the low-velocity tail of the thermal distribution distribution, which is proportional to v3 for v

  15. Foreign Fishery Developments Data on 1985-86 exports are given in FishmealThe Fisheries of Chile

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    Foreign Fishery Developments Data on 1985-86 exports are given in Table 2. FishmealThe Fisheries with the same period of 1986. Export shipments, however, in creased over 35 percent by value during that same period. Frozen and fresh fish ery products were the most rapidly grow ing exports. Fishmeal remained

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

  17. Investigation of In 0.53Ga,,47As/AIAs resonant tunnelifig diodes for high speed switching

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    Ozbay, Ekmel

    (space charge transport). Unfortunately, large swing voltages in- crease the RTD heat load, forcing calculation, which includes the effects of strain and band bending. Swing voltages over the range OS-l.0 V of 6:l. The minimum rise time in this sample is calculated to be limited by RC switching delays to 1

  18. A Survey on the Encryption of Convergecast Traffic with In-Network Processing

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    Castelluccia, Claude

    nodes, 2) the overall energy consumption of the backbone can be reduced, 3) the system is more flexible to be on the biomedical sector, public safety, and safety support for vehicles. One major application scenario for a WSN. Since the energy consumption in- creases linearly with the amount of transmitted data, an aggregation

  19. Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Demaine, Erik

    Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers Huff- man codes, and best known in origami as a pioneer of curved- crease folding. But during his early while 1 Copyright c 2013 by ASME #12;he was a professor at University of California, Santa Cruz

  20. Replicated Placements in the Polyhedron Model Peter Faber, Martin Griebl, and Christian Lengauer

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    Passau, Universität

    communication time. We aim at minimizing the communication time by using replicated storage. 1 Introduction be recognized by traditional code mo- tion techniques. However, this comes possibly at the price of increased, this improvement may come at the price of in- creased communication time. This is because intermediate results have

  1. In Proc. of 4th IEEE Int'l Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks, Stockholm, Sweden, Sep. 9-11, 2002 Congestion Sensitive Downlink Power Control

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    Siris, Vasilios A.

    , Sweden, Sep. 9-11, 2002 Congestion Sensitive Downlink Power Control for Wideband CDMA Systems Vasilios A-- We present a model for efficient and robust power control in the downlink of Wideband CDMA wireless. INTRODUCTION Current power control algorithms for wireless systems in- crease the power when the interference


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    to mineraiogical reactions and a change of temperature (initially high and later continuously de creasing of water incorporated In hydrous minerals due to the reaction of hot saline brines with country rock of deposition). Shear zones and quartz veins acted as chimneys for heat release due to hot fluid transfer

  3. eMPTCP: Energy Aware Multi-Path TCP for Mobile Devices Yeon-sup Lim

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    Kurose, Jim

    to grow substantially, however battery storage in- creases relatively slowly in comparison. Thus, power

  4. How Green is Multipath TCP for Mobile Devices? Yeon-sup Lim

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    Kurose, Jim

    , but battery storage in- creases slowly by comparison. Thus, power consump- tion is an important area

  5. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 2004, 36 (2), 339-346

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    responding in- creases (Belenky et al., 2003; Buck, 1976; Graeber, 1982; Mullaney, Kripke, Fleck, & Johnson

  6. Submitted to Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics Shear and Mixing in Oscillatory Doubly Di usive Convection

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    Paparella, Francesco

    convection are found in the Earth's oceans, most notably, below the polar ice caps. There melting ice

  7. Experimental Study on Wave Transformation and Nearshore Circulation on a Variable Bathymetry in Wetlands

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    Truong, Melanie Khanh Phuong


    by vegetation. The presence of the mounds induced an important de- crease in the wave height, in addition to the damping of the waves by the vegetation stems. The variation in spatial coverage of the wetland model has been shown to highly a ect the ow... local coordinate system. All distances measured in meters. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 192 57 List and classi cation of discarded time series for Test 101. Npts = number of points in the truncated time series. L = Lost, NR...

  8. Cities of Nature: Socio-natural Crisis and the Production of Space in New Orleans and Seattle

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    Janos, Nicholas


    altered by hill re-grades, mudflat in-fills, and riverhill regrades, and mudflat infill. A notable examples

  9. Study of casing treatment effects in axial flow compressors

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    Schiller, Robert Neil


    to in- creased tip leakage between shroud and blade tip. Figure (I) shows a typical performance curve for an axial flow compressor. Note that as pressure ratio increases, the operating 'range between surge and stall is decreased, there by reducing... the surge to stall margin of the axial flow compressor. REFERENCES I 1 ~ 4 Koch, C. C. , "Experimental Evaluation of Outer Case Blowing or Bleeding of Single Stage Axial Flow Compressor". , Part IV. Rep. R 69AEG256, General Electric Co. , (NASA CR...

  10. The economic feasibility of computerized spot markets for feeder cattle in Texas

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    Glazener, Gretchen


    , and innovation. These variables were analyzed with demographic information such as age, location in the state, income derived from their livestock operation, and size. In a computerized market, animals would not be purchased on sight and therefore, would... discovery the market "thickens", making it potentially more competitive. Market power may be equalized by in- creasing the number of buyers and the potential for price manipulation is decreased. The absence of spatial restrictions on the price dis...

  11. Traces of mirativity in Shina

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    Bashir, Elena


    In: Tomi?, Olga M. (ed. ), Balkan syntax and semantics, 101-the literature on the Balkan languages, notably Friedman (unmarked indefinite past in Balkan Slavic (Friedman 1986:

  12. Peanuts in Texas.

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    McNess, George Thomas


    before planting without de- creasing their power of germination, providing the hulled seed is stored in galvanized cans or other containers to avoid injury to the ski When planted in the hull, it requires from thirty to thirty-five pour of seed... to plant an acre, using a thirty-six-inch row, while the sa amount of land can be planted with twenty-two pounds of hulled se In the cooperative experiments of the U. S. Department of Agricul- ture, with the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station...

  13. Thermomagnetic Force in Polyatomic Gases

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    Larchez, M. E.; Adair, Thomas W.


    decreases as H/P is increased above about 500 Oe/Torr. Another difference in the two effects is that the SB effect is a universal function of H/P for the entire range of values covered. This does not appear to be true in the force effect. For NO... magnetic field also causes a de- crease in the shear viscosity of oxygen. These effects in Oz were later observed in NO and were extensively studied. It was observed that the trans- port coefficients decrease in a magnetic field 8, that the effect...

  14. The Politics of Abundance: Export Agriculture and Redistributive Conflict in South America

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    Richardson, Neal Philip


    are not consumed in Argentina, policies that capture soybeanurban redistributive policy, Argentina is a notable outlier.bias in economic policy in Argentina and Brazil over time,

  15. Space variations in axis height of the jet stream core

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    Leutwyler, Cooke Hearon


    , In addition to the overall in- crease in the number of flights, the advent of jet and turboprop airpla, nes makes the jet stream level, viz. , 25, 000 to 45, 000 ft, the most desirable level for fuel economy during flight. Once man began to move about...SPACE VARIATIONS IN AKIS HEIGHT OF THE JET STREAM CORE A Thesis By COOKE HEARON LEUTWYLER, CAPT USAF Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

  16. Studies in petroleum geology; reprints, 1935-1955

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    Halbouty, Michel Thomas


    of relatively large oil reserves around each of these three domes have been made within the past 3 years. The South Boling field on FACTORS AFFECTING OIL ACCUMULATION 709 the south flank of the Boling dome will probably result in doubling the entire past... of the North Blue Ridge field on the Blue Ridge dome will probably in crease the ultimate production of this dome by 10 million barrels. A salt over hang with oil showings in sands beneath the overhang has been discovered at Lost Lake, but has not yet been...

  17. Importance of Resonances in Surface-Electronic-State Spectroscopy - (110) Surfaces of Znse and Znte

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    BERES, RP; Allen, Roland E.; DOW, JD.


    ', in agreement with the measurements. (A4 and A5 ap- pear to hybridize along Xl .) These states below the valence-band edge had also been regarded as a discrepancy between the earlier theory and the data. The same resonance can explain the data near X' and X... that are predicted to lie at =?0.5 eV with respect to the valence-band edge. In the data, the surface band appears to emerge from the valence band as k in- creases away from I'. The predicted surface-state band shows similar behavior, since it exhibits less...

  18. Patterns and influencing factors of white-winged dove feeding activity in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Mexico

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    Dolton, David Delmer


    Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Mexico in 1971 and 1972. Feeding flights from nine zemnant woodland areas adjacent to the Rio Grande and one large citrus grove were compared with available food supp' ics. A shift from feeding in Texas to Mexico... began about mid-July and in- creased through August each year. This shift was correlated with the harvest of grain sorghum in Texas (primary whitewing food) and the availability of corn in Mexico, In late August and early September of 1971 and 1972...

  19. act industrial site: Topics by E-print Network

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    fossil fuels, high shipping costs could lead tothey in- crease the cost of fossil-fuel investments, theyfossil fuel industry, future jobs in energy efficiency or clean tech,...

  20. act industrial sites: Topics by E-print Network

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    fossil fuels, high shipping costs could lead tothey in- crease the cost of fossil-fuel investments, theyfossil fuel industry, future jobs in energy efficiency or clean tech,...

  1. algorithm based differential: Topics by E-print Network

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    Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms for Differentiated Services enabled Ethernet Passive support the in- creasing demands for high speed connections. One of the new technologies that...

  2. At the Crossroads:

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    or enhance one area, such as in- creasing domestic energy supplies through enhanced oil recovery (EOR), could have unintended negative impacts on regional or national...

  3. ARE Update Volume 13, Number 4

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    Use of U.S. Croplands for Biofuels In- creases Greenhousea mini- mum volume of biofuels and requires a nationalper unit of various biofuels. For example, corn ethanol

  4. Cooling our Communities. A Guidebook on Tree Planting and Light-Colored Surfacing

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    Akbari, H.


    Electricity use and car- bon dioxide (CO_ emis- sions: Turning, on the air conditioner at home in- creases CO2 emissions

  5. Software reuse in defense electronics : a study of organization and architecture approaches in a challenging business and technical environment

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    Davis, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Ethan)


    Although large scale software reuse has been studied and practiced in industry for more than 20 years, there are some practice areas where it has presented both technical and business challenges. A sector notable for ...

  6. 431st Brookhaven Lecture

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    Robert Crease


    Crease presents "Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider," a lecture that follows on the 429th Brookhaven Lecture, in which Crease talked about the early history of BNL. Both lectures are part of the ongoing celebration of BNL's 60th anniversary year.


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    Aguirre Urreta, Miguel Ignacio


    Computer Self-Efficacy has been shown to be a critical construct in a number of research areas within the Information Systems literature, most notably training, technology adoption, and performance in computer-related tasks. Attention has been...

  8. Syn-collisional delamination in convergent orogens: insights from lithospheric buoyancy and physical modeling 

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    Moore, Vernon Michael


    Delamination of the lower crust and lithospheric mantle has occurred in several orogens during convergence, most notably the Alps and Pyrenees. The factors responsible for initiating the delamination are not clear. Some workers suggest...

  9. Field measurement of the fate of atmospheric H? in a forest environment : from canopy to soil

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    Meredith, Laura Kelsey, 1982-


    Atmospheric hydrogen (H? ), an indirect greenhouse gas, plays a notable role in the chemistry of the atmosphere and ozone layer. Current anthropogenic emissions of H? are substantial and may increase with its widespread ...

  10. Volatile organic acids and microbial processes in the Yegua formation, east-central Texas 

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    Routh, J.; Grossman, E. L.; Ulrich, G. A.; Suflita, J. M.


    reducing bacteria (SRB) in sands. Notably, SRB activity is mostly confined to aquifer sands. Vertical diffusion and advection were modeled to estimate acetic acid transport from aquitard to aquifer. Assuming that SRB completely respire the acetic acid...

  11. Also inside IRDF awards 2 OVPR news 3 Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition 4 Q&A with Bruce Holm 7 Notable faculty 8 A P u b l i c A t i o n o f t h e V i c e P r e s i d e n t f o r r e s e A r c h A t u b

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    Krovi, Venkat

    . The record spending is documented in the NSF's "Survey of Research and Development Expenditures:Douglaslevere INCREASES CoNTINUE RECoRD SPENDING oN RESEARCHnsf survey of research and development expenditures's research expenditures across the disciplines increased by nearly 7.7 percent to a record $348.2 million

  12. Stretched Exponential Decline Model as a Probabilistic and Deterministic Tool for Production Forecasting and Reserve Estimation in Oil and Gas Shales

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    Akbarnejad Nesheli, Babak


    stabilized production forecast than traditional DCA models and in this work it is shown that it produces unchanging EUR forecasts after only two-three years of production data are available in selected reservoirs, notably the Barnett Shale...

  13. The characterization of obesity and noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus in Swiss Webster mice associated with late-onset hepatocellular carcinoma

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    Lemke, Laura B. (Laura Beth)


    Despite increased awareness of the obesity epidemic and a higher incidence of the metabolic syndrome in humans, the incidence of obesity and its comorbidities-most notably, type II diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease ...

  14. Depositional and diagenetic characteristics of Waulsortian-type buildups in the Lodgepole formation: Big Snowy Mountains, Montana, and Dickinson Field, North Dakota

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    Adams, Andrea Suzanne


    - most notably the pore-filling blocky calcite cements are saddle dolomite cements- are seen in the Montana and North Dakota mounds. Early rim cements and replacement chalcedony are also present. Cathodoluminescence and isotope analysis also show...

  15. Neuroimmune Interactions Neuroendocrinology 2002;76:178184

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    Demas, Greg

    with keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) display a F40% in- crease in oxygen consumption and metabolic heat pro the leptin-induced increase in immunity in short-day hamsters. Collectively, these data suggest that leptin

  16. Viscoelastic Properties and Phase Behavior of 12-tert-Butyl Ester Dendrimer/Poly(methyl methacrylate) Blends

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    Harmon, Julie P.

    with bis- phenol A polycarbonate (PC), resulting in an in- crease in free volume with increasing dendrimer hyperbranched polyester/bisphenol A PC blends with respect to pure PC. Studies were conducted by Carr et al.24

  17. 10126 * ISSN 1436-2228 Volume12Number3Pages000000May/June2010

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    Pawlik, Joseph

    of extracellular calcium using Fura-2 as a calcium-sensitive dye. The calcium rise was comparable in amplitude- creased intracellular calcium levels in neuroendocrine cells (PC12) in the presence and absence

  18. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Siphonodictyal B1 from a Marine Sponge Increases

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    Pawlik, Joseph

    of extracellular calcium using Fura-2 as a calcium-sensitive dye. The calcium rise was comparable in amplitude- creased intracellular calcium levels in neuroendocrine cells (PC12) in the presence and absence

  19. LISTENING LEVEL CHANGES MUSIC SIMILARITY Michael J. Terrell Gyorgy Fazekas Andrew J. R. Simpson Jordan Smith Simon Dixon

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    Dixon, Simon

    outer hair cells act in phase-locked syn- chrony to amplify the excitation. This system is known, an in- creasing area of inner hair cells on the basilar membrane are excited beyond neural threshold

  20. Reconstructing David Huffman's Origami Tessellations

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    Demaine, Erik

    , particu- larly Huffman codes, and best known in origami as a pio- neer of curved-crease folding of this paper appears in the ASME 2013 International Design Engineer- ing Technical Conferences & Computers

  1. Underwater Sensor Networking: Research Challenges and Potential Applications

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    Heidemann, John

    synchronization, and localization protocols for high- latency acoustic networks, long-duration network sleeping SCADA systems, but in- creasingly with more rapidly deployed sensor networks [39]. Advances in reducing

  2. Future impact of traffic emissions on atmospheric ozone and OH based on two scenarios

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    in the future, but the in- crease for the cooling terms (CHfuture, and will also strengthen between 2025 and 2050. For SHIP, the coolingcooling from SHIP and reduced warming from ROAD. However, the total climate effect of future

  3. A General Equilibrium Analysis of Climate Policy for Aviation

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    in Technology and Policy at the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY June 2011 c Massachusetts Institute Regulation of aviation's contribution to the global problem of climate change is in- creasingly likely

  4. An EIE/Altener project Co-funded by the EU Commission

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    the treatment of waste from industries by biomethanation), to in- crease the price for the electricity (the of the biogas production by centralised co-digestion in selected areas of six EU countries. The assessment

  5. ieee transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, vol. 51, no. 7, july 2004 799 Integrated Catheter for 3-D Intracardiac

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    Smith, Stephen

    increased morbidity and mortality [1]­[3]. Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is the most widely used with RF catheter ablation in- crease the risks associated with long-term exposure from ionizing radiation

  6. Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes

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    Babey, Susan H.; Diamant, Allison; Hastert, Theresa A.; Goldstein, Harold; al., et


    crease in overweight and obesity. Obes Surg. Feb 2002;12(1):Macinko J. Neighborhoods and obesity. Nutr Rev. Jan 16. Haanwith overweight and obesity. JAMA. Oct 27 1999;282(16):1523-

  7. 2001 Winter Quarter Award--Winning Team Prepares to

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    Christian, Eric

    of solar arrays, and a new power con- trol unit. They will also retrofit an existing infrared instrument placing thermal panels on Hubble for in- creased protection from the harsh space environment. From

  8. The University of Alicante has been ranked fifth in Spain and second in the region of Valencia in registering patents

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    Escolano, Francisco

    is notable in the field of research and development (R & D) in the Spanish scene, according to the 2011 Report of the Survey on Research and Knowledge Transfer, prepared by the Conference University Presidents (CRUE). In the overall analysis, it shows, moreover, that the university spending on R & D last year

  9. Algebraic conformal quantum field theory in perspective

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    Karl-Henning Rehren


    Conformal quantum field theory is reviewed in the perspective of Axiomatic, notably Algebraic QFT. This theory is particularly developped in two spacetime dimensions, where many rigorous constructions are possible, as well as some complete classifications. The structural insights, analytical methods and constructive tools are expected to be useful also for four-dimensional QFT.


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    Mahaffy, Joseph M.

    MODELING CYCLIC WAVES OF CIRCULATING T CELLS IN AUTOIMMUNE DIABETES JOSEPH M. MAHAFFY AND LEAH EDELSTEIN-KESHET Abstract. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which immune cells, notably T diabetes result once a large enough fraction of these beta cells have been destroyed. Recent investigation

  11. Ranked in the top 50 MFA programs in the nation by Poets & Writers, the nation's largest nonprofit organization for creative writers

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    Barrash, Warren

    · Ranked in the top 50 MFA programs in the nation by Poets & Writers, the nation's largest, starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and been named Notable Books by the Academy of American Poets's leading poets, with chapbooks that are available free of charge and without copyright #12;


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    Padgett, Jamie Ellen

    Accepted M anuscript N otC opyedited IMPACT OF 2008 HURRICANE IKE ON BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE produced by Hurricane Ike in 2008 caused notable damage to the transportation infrastructure in the Houston in the Houston/Galveston region observed after Hurricane Ike, with comparisons to empirical evidence from past

  13. Analysis of 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Requirements for Residential Buildings in Utah

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    Cole, Pamala C.; Lucas, Robert G.


    The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) contains several major improvements in energy efficiency over the current Utah code, the 2006 IECC. The most notable changes are improved duct sealing and efficient lighting requirements. A limited analysis of these changes resulted in estimated savings of $168 to $188 for an average new house in Utah at recent fuel prices.

  14. Jitter in ATM networks and its impact on peak rate enforcement

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    Guillemin, Fabrice

    Jitter in ATM networks and its impact on peak rate enforcement James ROBERTS FRANCE TELECOM CNET to queueing in upstream multiplexing stages, notably in customer premises. This is the phenomenon of jitter general characterizations of jitter and then, describe two models of jittered flows based on simple

  15. Pretty Good Piggy-backing Parsing vulnerabilities in PGP Desktop

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    Verheul, Eric

    Guard (GPG). Despite the long established PGP open source policy these vulnerabilities were apparently find their basis in PGP, the most prominent being the GNU Privacy Guard or GPG. PGP was also. These specifications are adhered to by all `PGP' implementations most notably GPG and the PGP products developed by PGP

  16. The role of small RNAs in C4 photosynthesis

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    Gage, Ewan


    of the candidate C4 genes showed a high level of sRNA read alignment. In C. gynandra plants expressing p19 photosynthesis was compromised and transcripts of several genes (most notably RbcS and RCA) were upregulated. These data were complemented by examining...

  17. Anaerobic Co-Digestion on Dairies in Washington State

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    Collins, Gary S.

    as food-processing wastes) to increase biogas productivity, improve digester performance, and increase with the manure--a process that has been shown to enhance digester performance and notably increase biogas1 Anaerobic Co-Digestion on Dairies in Washington State The solid waste handling permit exemption W

  18. 1 INRODUCTION Underground facilities are an integral part of the in-

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    Spencer Jr., B.F.

    in an increasingly urban world. Under- ground space is used for subways, highways, mate- rial storage and water of damage than have above-ground structures. Nevertheless, some under- ground structures have experienced behavior distinct from most above- ground structures, most notably (1) their complete enclosure in soil

  19. Estimated number of women likely to benefit from bone mineral density measurement in France

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ; Menopause Introduction The prevalence of osteoporosis is rising, most notably in postmenopausal women years of age with risk factors for osteoporosis likely to lead to bone mineral density measurement, an investigation reimbursed by the French national health insurance system in patients at risk for osteoporosis

  20. Atomistic Models of Long-Term Hydrogen Diffusion in Metals M. P. Ariza1,a

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    Ortiz, Michael

    and efficient storage of hydrogen is one of the key challenges in developing a hydrogen economy. RecentlyAtomistic Models of Long-Term Hydrogen Diffusion in Metals M. P. Ariza1,a , K. G. Wang,2,b , and M-speed, high-capacity, reversible hydrogen storage applications. Notably, the absorption and desorption

  1. Biological Learning and Control: Shadmehr and Mussa-Ivaldi 1 1. Space in the mammalian brain

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    Shadmehr, Reza

    .1 Where am I? You wake up one morning in a hotel room. You have just arrived in Cozumel, Mexico pattern of interconnections. Damage to the hippocampus is known to cause anterograde amnesia central Mexico to Canada and then back. On more moderate geographical scales, rodents have notable skills

  2. Research Paper Abstract: Numerous species of Ardisia (shrubs in the Myrsina-

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    Sack, Lawren

    . For the symbiotic species, performance was assessed for intact plants, for plants with nodules clipped off colonies in the shoot buds infect each develop- ing leaf through specialized marginal pores, and infect notable investment in nodule structure, replete with transfer surfaces, and extensive vascularization

  3. Response to WAG Consultation on the Alternative Transport Fuels in Wales Action Plan

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport at to WAG Consultation on the Alternative Transport Fuels in Wales Action Plan Centre of alternative transport fuels in its own policy documents, notably the Sustainable Development Action Plan 2004

  4. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE IV Colloque C7,supplCment au Journalde Physique In, Vol. 1,dkembre 1991

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    Boyer, Edmond

    (correspondingto the current C02 laser sources) with a more or less resistenceto the temperature(see for example [2 in cutting [5] and in a less extent in welding [6] that the laser material interaction changes notably,Ap and As respectively, were evaluated from the ratio (Pi - Pr)/Pi. The increasing of temperature AT of the sample

  5. The University of Tokyo in the World The University of Tokyo and CERN first reached a scholarly research

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    Yamamoto, Hirosuke

    the country. Renewal of Agreement between the University of Tokyo and the European Organization for Nuclear research exchange agreement in 1988, and interchange has continued since, most notably in the field of particle physics. This agreement is renewed every five years with this year marking the third renewal. When

  6. Isotope Ratio Triangulation: A Method for Determining Uranium Isotope Ratios and Application to the Search for Uranium Isotope Anomalies in the Mineral Titanite 

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    Hill, Joseph Roger


    -evaluation of the isotope ratio of “natural” uranium value used in geochronology has called into question both this value and its constancy in U-bearing minerals, most notably titanite, formed in high-temperature magmatic and metamorphic settings. A 233U-236U spike may...

  7. CORD: Energy-efficient Reliable Bulk Data Dissemination in Sensor Networks

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    Setia, Sanjeev

    in a large scale sensor network. Unlike well- known reliable data dissemination protocols such as Deluge to Deluge (the de facto network reprogramming protocol for TinyOS) CORD significantly reduces the energy, such as MOAP [1], Deluge [2], MNP [3] and Sprinkler [4]. Notably, Deluge [2] is the de facto network

  8. CHINA CLIMATE CHANGE US The climate breakthrough in Beijing gives the world a

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    to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (relative to the pre-industrial era), in order to avoid century or so, except for what can be continued safely Home UK World Companies Markets Global Economy Lex efficiency; a pervasive shift to low-carbon and zero-carbon electricity (notably wind, solar, geothermal

  9. Reexamining the Vertical Structure of Tangential Winds in Tropical Cyclones: Observations and Theory

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    Nolan, David S.

    theory are governed by the dual constraints of thermal wind balance and slantwise moist neutrality- fluences their dynamics in several ways, notably by al- tering the efficiency with which unbalanced heat energy is converted to balanced mean kinetic energy (Hack and Schubert 1986; Nolan et al. 2007

  10. Cytokinin and auxin interaction in root stem-cell specification during early embryogenesis

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    Sheen, Jen

    ,15 . The resulting synthetic reporter, TCS::LUC (two-component-output- sensor), harboured the concatemerized B reporter to visualize universally cytokinin output in vivo. Notably, the first embryonic signal is detected output. Auxin activity levels, however, exhibit the inverse profile. Furthermore, we show that auxin

  11. Carbon Monoxide Pollution Promotes Cardiac Remodeling and Ventricular Arrhythmia in Healthy Rats

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    Boyer, Edmond

    worldwide by outdoor air pollution caused by vehicles and industrial emissions (; http:// Notably, air pollution increases the risk of mortality from cardiovascular investigating the effects of urban air pollution in humans are mainly restricted to epide- miological studies

  12. Jitter and peak rate enforcement in ATM networks Fabrice GUILLEMIN, James ROBERTS

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    Guillemin, Fabrice

    Jitter and peak rate enforcement in ATM networks Fabrice GUILLEMIN, James ROBERTS 1 Introduction the source and the policing device. This is the phenomenon of jitter and requires that, instead of simply of the jitter phenomenon taking account, notably, of the correlations between successive cell arrival epochs

  13. Probing Local Ionic Dynamics in Functional Oxides at the Nanoscale Evgheni Strelcov,*,

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    Chen, Long-Qing

    electronic-ionic conductors, which underpins applications in energy conversion technologies, for example the development of novel data storage technologies. Notably, many TMOs classes including manganites,16 cobaltites, for example ionic transport, polarization-driven responses, and surface electro- chemistry.35,36 Recently, we

  14. Support for Personal and Service Mobility in Ubiquitous Computing Environments1

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    von Bochmann, Gregor

    ) #12;3 Wireless Personal Area Networking (WPAN), of which Bluetooth [2] is an example. Devices1 #12;2 Support for Personal and Service Mobility in Ubiquitous Computing Environments1 K. El to the background. One of its most notable attributes is its potential to extend the scope of service and personal

  15. Using Large Eddy Simulation to Study Airflows in and around Buildings Yi Jiang, Ph.D. Mingde Su, Ph.D. Qingyan Chen, Ph.D.*

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Using Large Eddy Simulation to Study Airflows in and around Buildings Yi Jiang, Ph.D. Mingde Su-scale models of large eddy simulation (LES) to study airflows in and around buildings. They are the Smagorinsky, studies of airflow around a building often use wind tunnels that could simulate wind conditions. Notable

  16. This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research

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    South Florida, University of

    institution and sharing with colleagues. Other uses, including reproduction and distribution, or selling the main meltwater flow. Variations in grain-size and clay mineral assemblage recorded in the Pigmy Basin geochemical and mineralogical signatures (notably, clay minerals and trace metal geochemistry) pinpoint

  17. First-Principles Statistical Mechanics Study of the Stability of a Subnanometer Thin Surface Oxide in Reactive Environments: CO Oxidation at Pd(100)

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    First-Principles Statistical Mechanics Study of the Stability of a Subnanometer Thin Surface Oxide) model catalyst as an example. For this system, in situ reactor scanning tunneling microscopy (STM with a notable increase in the catalytic activity [5]. The first-principles statistical mechanics calculations


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    Cherkauer, Keith

    QUANTIFICATION OF GLACIER CHANGES USING ICESAT ELEVATION DATA AND THE SRTM DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL, 47907. Although notable rates of glacier retreat have been monitored across the Eastern Himalaya region in recent years, glacier changes in the Western Karakoram Himalaya are not well documented. Snowmelt from

  19. Putting renewables and energy efficiency to work: How many jobs can the clean energy industry generate in the US?

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    clean energy supply can provide greater energy independence and security, has notable environmentalPutting renewables and energy efficiency to work: How many jobs can the clean energy industry generate in the US? Max Wei a,Ã, Shana Patadia b , Daniel M. Kammen a a Energy and Resources Group, 310

  20. Shai Agassi's story of his evolving personal interest in energy issues, and the evolv-ing business plan of his electric vehicle company, Better Place, provides an impor-

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    plan of his electric vehicle company, Better Place, provides an impor- tant lens on the pace short-lived efforts at developing electric vehicles. All this can be seen, in retrospect, as a clarion electric vehicles--is notable and challenging at the same time. The benefit of pure EV technology

  1. This study is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grant EF1049251: "Assessing Decadal Climate Change Impacts on Urban Populations in the Southwestern United States."

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Decadal Climate Change Impacts on Urban Populations in the Southwestern United States." Data calibrates a point-scale soil water balance model to available soil moisture data, using historical, despite its notable effects on water, energy and biomass conditions. This omission is noteworthy

  2. The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) was founded in 2007 as part of a government program called the World Premier International

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    Takada, Shoji

    , Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. The fund provides a total of 6 million dollars per year science. iCeMS is one of nine WPI centers throughout Japan and boasts eighteen world-renowned principal investigators, who are leading experts in cell biology, chemistry, and physics. Notably, Kyoto University Center

  3. Dr. Everett V. Richardson Dr. E.V. Richardson was born on January 5, 1924, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Tom and

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    on projects in Pakistan, Venezuela, Egypt, India, and Bangladesh. His career included 17 years with the Water. One especially notable project was when the National Academy of Science asked him to go to Egypt with a team of other scientists to show the United State's sincerity to Egypt after presidents Carter


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    Ewing, Richard E.

    EULERIAN­LAGRANGIAN LOCALIZED ADJOINT METHODS FOR TRANS­ PORT OF NUCLEAR­WASTE CONTAMINATION­ creasingly threatened by organic, inorganic, and radioactive pollutants as well as high­level nuclear waste developed for use by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to analyze deep geologic nuclear waste disposal

  5. STATEOFTHEART IN PERFORMANCE MODELING AND SIMULATION: Theory, Techniques, and Tutorials. Edited by K. Bagchi, G. Zobrist, and K. Trivedi.

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    Dujmovic, Jozo J.

    ' C and frequently yields relatively low reliability of benchmark results and excessive cost which can increase the reliability and de­ crease the cost of benchmarking of computer systems AND DESIGN OF BENCHMARK SUITES Jozo J. Dujmovi'c 12.1. INTRODUCTION Benchmark suites are most frequently

  6. The effect of the age of a hen on fertility and hatchability of eggs and on livability and growth of chicks

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    Crossland, Aubrey Lee


    between the hens three years of age and the other two pens It is rpaite evident from the table Sn ted. s ezperiment that fertility de- creases as age incrsasese but the decrease is not of any importance until the hens are three years of age The per... by Table I These data agree with St 4obn (1955) in his statement that a dcoreasod fertility in hens does not become noticeable until their third brooding seasons at which time fertiU. ty materially de- creases snd continuee to do so in later breeding...

  7. The effect of the age of a hen on fertility and hatchability of eggs and on livability and growth of chicks 

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    Crossland, Aubrey Lee


    between the hens three years of age and the other two pens It is rpaite evident from the table Sn ted. s ezperiment that fertility de- creases as age incrsasese but the decrease is not of any importance until the hens are three years of age The per... by Table I These data agree with St 4obn (1955) in his statement that a dcoreasod fertility in hens does not become noticeable until their third brooding seasons at which time fertiU. ty materially de- creases snd continuee to do so in later breeding...

  8. Record External Quantum Efficiency in Blue OLED Device

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    Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a blue organic light emitting diode (OLED) with an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 11% at 800 cd/m2, exceeding their previous record EQE of 8%. The EQE of blue OLEDs is a major challenge in OLED technology development. This achievement is particularly notable since it was accomplished at a much lower operating voltage (6.2V) than previous demonstrations using similar structures, revealing the potential for much higher power efficiencies.

  9. Advanced regenerator testing in the Raytheon dual-use cryocoolerr

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    Schaefer, B. R.; Bellis, L.; Ellis, M. J.; Conrad, T. J. [Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems 2000 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245 (United States)


    Significant progress has been made on the Raytheon low cost space cryocooler called the Dual-Use Cryocooler (DUC). Most notably, the DUC has been integrated and tested with an advanced regenerator. The advanced regenerator is a drop-in replacement for stainless steel screens and has shown significant thermodynamic performance improvements. This paper will compare the performance of two different regenerators and explain the benefits of the advanced regenerator.


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    Lattanzio, John

    are primarily taken from the data base of Thielemann et al (1987). There are some notable exceptions. (All masses given are in units of M fi .) 2.1. CORE HYDROGEN BURNING AND FIRST DREDGE­UP Following core in 13 C at the cost of 12 C. The same region shows a decrease in the 15 N due to 15 N(p,ff) 12 C

  11. Conductance anomalies and the extended Anderson model for nearly perfect quantum wires and A. Ramsak1,2

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    Ramsak, Anton

    on gate voltage, source-drain voltage and magnetic field is discussed within the framework of an extended source-drain bias, even when the conductance plateau has disappeared. Under in- creasing in in back-gated,12 in shallow-etched13 point contacts and in a bal- listic quantum wire.14 At low

  12. FEBRUARY 1999 119O ' C O N N O R E T A L . Forecast Verification for Eta Model Winds Using Lake Erie

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    FEBRUARY 1999 119O ' C O N N O R E T A L . Forecast Verification for Eta Model Winds Using Lake. The in- crease in computer power in recent years and advances in numerical mesoscale models of both ocean Forecasting System (GLCFS) can be used to validate wind forecasts for the Great Lakes using observed

  13. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 55055522, 2013

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re- cently forecasts an increase in passenger aviation transport by 60 % over the next 20 years (FAA, 2012). This rapid in- crease in demand for aviation June 2013 Abstract. The continuing increase in demand for commer- cial aviation transport raises


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    . The CO2 emission in 2007 was 10% lower than in 1990. However fluctuations in the emission level are large considered are SO2, NOx, NMVOC, CH4, CO, CO2, N2O, particulate matter, heavy metals, dioxins, HCB and PAH as a result of electricity import/export. The emission of CH4 has increased due to in- creased use of lean

  15. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C4, suppZ6ment au nOIO, Tome 42, octobre 1981 page C4-447

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    Boyer, Edmond

    bias to the signal at zero bias in- creases with a decrease of gap state density in the i layer centers in solids [l]. PAS offers a direct and sensitive probe to reveal nonradiative proc- esses and provides information about extrinsic optical-absorption spectra or non- radiative states in semiconductors

  16. A survey of the liberalisation of public enterprises in the UK since 1979

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    Pollitt, Michael G.


    -90) and John Major (1990-97) large scale privatisations of many of these enterprises took place. By 1998 only a few public enterprises remained, most notably the Post Office, London Underground and BNFL - the nuclear fuels and reprocessing company. The Post... must be politically feasible in terms of the leadership having the power to enact reform and overcome opposition. Third, there must be political credibility such that losers will be compensated and investors’ property rights safeguarded. In terms...

  17. Business Cycle Effects of Credit and Technology Shocks in a DSGE Model with Firm Defaults

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    Pesaran, M. Hashem; Xu, TengTeng


    developed models with financial frictions to investigate the effects of unconventional monetary policy such as direct lending by central banks, as observed in the 2008 financial crisis. Notable examples are Christiano, Motto, and Rostagno (2010) and Gertler... initially, and we observe a correction before the economy returns to equilibrium after around 5 quarters. The impulse responses obtained from our model match the empirical evidence that positive technology shocks lead to short-run declines in hours and a...

  18. Crimea as Kosovo and Sudetenland: The Peril of Historical Narratives in the 2014 Russo-Ukrainian Crisis.

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    Jameson, Robert


    . The Vyšehrad assessment is notably similar. Karel Schwarzenberg, the former Czech foreign minister, observed “What’s happening in Ukraine is history repeating itself,” because “Putin is acting along the same principle as Adolf Hitler,” in justifying... usually only buy a little bit of time.” The lesson we derive? Crimea is Sudetenland, Putin is akin to Hitler in his cynical and aggressive expansionism, and therefore the West must demonstrate its strength and stop him. As we think we know, Putin...

  19. Reverse gate bias-induced degradation of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors

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    Florida, University of

    , or temperature in- creases due to self-heating. For example, in the on-state stress condition, there may be strong self-heating of the HEMT and a high density of hot electrons in the channel, but accompanied and gate leakage, but should reduce contributions from hot electrons and self-heating.13

  20. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 57, NO. 11 (NOVEMBER 1992); P. 13961408, 17 FIGS., 1 TABLE. Seismic properties of pore fluids

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    Santos, Juan

    theseimportant seis- mic properties of hydrocarbon gasesand oils and of brines. Estimates of in-situ conditions. Brine modulus, density, and viscosities increase with in- creasing salt content and pressure. Brine be absorbedby brines than by light oils. As a result, gasin solution in oils can drive their modulus sofar below

  1. A Fault Observant Real-Time Embedded Design for Network-on-Chip Control Systems

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    Mueller, Frank ABSTRACT Performance and time to market requirements cause many real- time designers to consider components. Multi-core COTS processors are becoming increas- ingly used in the high-end handheld market and are also seeing in- creased use in the lower-end embedded control market. An exam- ple is the Freescale 8-core

  2. A soft-core GayBerne model for the simulation of liquid crystals by Hamiltonian replica exchange

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    Wilson, Mark R.

    Department of Chemistry, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, United Kingdom Received 27 April 2009 replicas, while still recovering the mesogenic properties of the standard GB potential. © 2009 American is the in- crease in integration time step that can be achieved in a mo- lecular dynamics MD simulation

  3. TESLA Report 2005-21 Master Thesis

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    ]. However behind the relative simple functioning principle of particle acceler- ation there are plenty accelerators of subatomic particles is ever in- creasing, in medical or industrial applications as well) - the particles are accelerated in a straight line, and circular (synchrotron). Today both types use

  4. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    power generation gas turbines and jet engines. As the energy efficiency of gas turbines in- creases to pro- vide thermal protection to turbine blades and vanes in the hottest sections of both electric with turbine inlet turbine, advances in turbine efficiency depend on improved ther- mal barrier coatings

  5. M. A. Minor R. E. Scheibling Effects of food ration and feeding regime on growth and reproduction

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    Scheibling, Robert Eric

    - ylocentrotus droebachiensis (Mu� ller), sea urchins in lab- oratory aquaria were fed kelp (Laminaria signi®cant. Feed- ing rate on kelp at the end of the experiment was sig- ni®cantly greater for urchins rations of kelp support somatic and gonadal growth in S. droebachiensis. In- creasing the supply of kelp

  6. Inhalation Toxicology, 16:381390, 2004 Copyright c Taylor & Francis Inc.

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    Broman, Karl W.

    consistently identify the elderly at risk for air pollution-related morbidity and mortality, we developed daily fluctuations in ambient air pollution and in- creased mortality rates remain elusive (Borja as the constituent of air pollution that is most culpable in correlating with increased cardiac mortality rates


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    Heinemann, Detlev

    , Dispersed Turbine Systems - 3 1 Introduction The development of wind energy use has led to a notice- able in of electricity by wind energy acts as a negative load leading to an in- crease in fluctuations of net load to two days additional conventional reserves have to be kept ready to replace the wind energy share

  8. Shackleton, N.J., Curry, W.B., Richter, C., and Bralower, T.J. (Eds.), 1997 Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol. 154

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    Zachos, James

    to be tied to Northern Hemisphere glaciations through reduc- tion of the Boreal Heat Pump (e.g., Imbrie et al focus in Cenozoic paleoceanography is the relationship between global climate change and deep ocean circulation. An in- creasing number of studies has implicated deep-water circulation in climatic change


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    Beckage, Brian

    ). In addition to rising temperatures, global warming is expected to change the frequency of natural disturbances- RESPONSES OF PINE SAVANNAS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND LARGE-SCALE DISTURBANCE - 75 Applied Vegetation ecological commu- nities through altered disturbance regimes in addition to in- creased temperatures. We


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    by recreational and commercial fisher- men has created a demand for underutilized fish resources. One. A dramatic in- crease in demand for this species can be seen in the commercial landings on the west coast- plastic cement and sectioning the shaft using the method described by Berry et al. (1977); 3) re- moving

  11. 1999-2009: Has the intensity and frequency of hurricanes increased ?

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    Hatton, Les

    or causes of global warming. It simply analyses relevant quoted data and publishes the data in such a way Abstract One of the often quoted side-effects of global warming is an in- crease in the frequency that it can be easily checked by others. Keywords: Severe weather event frequency, Hurricanes, global warming

  12. Original article Effect of a viable yeast culture on digestibility

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Original article Effect of a viable yeast culture on digestibility and rumen fermentation in sheep by yeast treatment. Supplementation of yeast in- creased acetate: propionate ratio, butyrate, isoacids, p that the effect of yeast culture on ru- men fermentation may depend on the nature of.the diet. Living yeast cell

  13. 32 Marine Fisheries Review Introduction

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    fishery expanded rapidly due to an in- creasing demand for shark by-products (i.e. oil, liver, etc the Azores and Madeira (DGPA, 1998). Historically, fisheries have targeted elasmobranchs to supply the liver-oil.) and as the bycatch of an accelerated deep-sea teleost fishery (Nunes et al.1). In 1985, the demand for shark by

  14. Contributions of Renewable Energy Resources to Re-source Diversity

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    Gross, George

    1 Contributions of Renewable Energy Resources to Re- source Diversity George Gross, Fellow, IEEE Resources, Environmental Attributes of Renewable Resources PANEL PRESENTATION SUMMARY HE myriad changes of renewable energy resources in meeting future energy needs. The dwindling oil supplies and their in- creasing

  15. Z .Journal of Marine Systems 30 2001 155164 www.elsevier.comrlocaterjmarsys

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    Dippner, Joachim W.

    of eutrophication in the near coastal areas is overwhelming the signal of climate variability. q 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Benthos; Climate variability; NAO index; Eutrophication; Gulf of the variability have been related to the eutrophication through the in- creased primary production and periodic

  16. Ziria: Language for Rapid Prototyping of Wireless PHY Gordon Stewart 1

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    layer in Ziria. We run it on the Sora SDR platform and demonstrate on a test-bed that it is able-defined radio (SDR) platforms--have greatly in- creased the efficiency of existing radio communication channels. To illustrate this complexity we consider two popular SDR de- signs. The first example is FPGA-based platforms

  17. 429th Brookhaven Lecture

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    Robert P. Crease


    Robert P. Crease, historian for Brookhaven National Laboratory and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University, presents "How Big Science Came to Long Island: The Birth of Brookhaven Lab," covering the founding of the Laboratory, the key figures involved in starting BNL, and the many problems that had to be overcome in creating and designing its first big machines.

  18. The internal tide off Panama City, Florida 

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    Boston, Noel Edward James


    water. The phenomenon was also noted by slowly moving steamers but when their speed was in- creased to a few knots the resistance disappeared. This "dead water" effect was par'ticular'ly striking to Fridjof Nansen during his polar cruise in the FRAN...

  19. 66 APRIL | 2010 The FuTure oF Wind Turbine

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    in the form of large-scale wind farms, wind energy cooperatives, wind turbines owned by indi- vidual investors66 APRIL | 2010 The FuTure oF Wind Turbine diagnosTics Wind energy is undergoing expansion, and multinational exploration of remote sites and offshore locations. Despite the in- creasing rated capacity

  20. The 2010 ERC Directory of Waste-to-Energy Plants

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    Columbia University

    . Several communities are also in the process of developing greenfield waste-to-energy facilities. The development of new capac- ity reflects the desire of local governments to exercise control of solid waste de- creased waste-to-energy capacity. In fact, policymakers are looking at the development of waste

  1. A macroscopic 1D model for shape memory alloys including asymmetric behaviors and

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    A macroscopic 1D model for shape memory alloys including asymmetric behaviors and transformation behavior of shape memory alloys (SMAs) has been widely growing in last years because of the in- creasing reproduce main macroscopic SMA behaviors (i.e., superelasticity and shape-memory effect), with- out however

  2. January-March 201324 GeneWatch applications proposed. Given con-

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    Newman, Stuart A.

    The State of the Science Most of the evidence for the safety of genetically modified food crops comes from and regulation of geneti- cally modified (GM) foods were in- creasingly portrayed as irrational. A perusal- lar genetics, such as the recognition that a mutation in a single gene could promote a cell

  3. AbstractA total of 7244 Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides,

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    414 Abstract­A total of 7244 Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Walbaum) were tagged in Greenland waters between 1986 and 1998 to in crease information on stock delinea tions, to clarify migration routes, and to describe the seasonal movements of fjord populations. At present 517 recaptured Greenland

  4. A&A 560, A98 (2013) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201322683

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    Hörandel, Jörg R.


    ), is the first radio telescope designed with the capability to measure radio emission from cosmic-ray induced air emission with unprecedented detail. This article describes the dataset, as well as the analysis pipeline With the development of ever faster electronics and the in- crease in computational power, the construction of radio

  5. Longitudinal, multimodal functional imaging of microvascular

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    Choi, Bernard

    of blood flow, followed by in- creased vascular endothelial growth factor promoter activity to stimulate toxic by- products produced by normal cellular processes. Various diseases lead to progressive-standard treatment for these birthmarks has in- volved the use of pulsed lasers to photocoagulate selec- tively

  6. Extracting Hydrogen Electricity from

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    that the U.S. peak in oil production occurred during the major en- ergy crisis of the early 1970s, and he & TECHNOLOGY 161A C oncerns about climate change, in- creased global demand for finite oil and natural gas to fos- sil fuels. Rifkin argues that global oil production will fail to meet the increasing demand


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    Arslan, Hüseyin

    of descriptive instructions to conduct reliable measurements. Second, the in- creased hardware cost due of single input multiple output (SIMO) and MISO systems as a result of operating on a number of parallel are considered suitable candidates for 4G [6], [7]. Reliable MIMO implementation in WiMAX systems as well

  8. NSF Workshop on Available Transfer Capability, Urbana IL, USA, June 1997 INITIAL CONCEPTS FOR APPLYING SENSITIVITY TO

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    of the experience in computing transfer ca- pabilities concerns line #ow limits and uses DC load #ow power system case with a loading and transfer schedule at which the power system is secure. The base transfer transfer is in- creased, the power system state evolves and eventually some security criterion is violated

  9. InsideIllinoisJuly 2, 2009 Vol. 29, No. 1

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    Lewis, Jennifer

    E xtreme weather, drought, heavy rainfall and in- creasing temperatures are a fact of life in many, environmental and economic costs of climate change. It focuses on effects by re- gion and details how the nation's transportation, agriculture, health, degrees by the end of the century, he said, with more warming pro- jected

  10. Tailoring a 67 attosecond pulse through advantageous phase-mismatch

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    be obtained [3]. The attochirp is roughly constant over the plateau but in- creases rapidly at the low (X not only by the response of individual atoms, but also by the coherent build-up of XUV photons, which leads with experimental conditions [7­9]. In this letter, we de- monstrated that by tuning the generation gas pressure

  11. Agent Cooperatives for Effective Power Consumption Shifting Charilaos Akasiadis and Georgios Chalkiadakis

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    Chalkiadakis, Georgios

    reduced electricity price rates, given their different load shifting capabilities. This allows even agents of household energy pricing. In addition, due to in- creased levels of consumer uncertainty regarding imminent applicable scheme for electricity consumption shifting and effective de- mand curve flattening. The scheme

  12. Agent Cooperatives for Effective Power Consumption Shifting Charilaos Akasiadis and Georgios Chalkiadakis

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    Chalkiadakis, Georgios

    reduced electricity price rates, given their different load shifting capabilities. This allows even agents- ization of household energy pricing. In addition, due to in- creased levels of consumer uncertainty applicable scheme for electricity consumption shifting and effective de- mand curve flattening. The scheme

  13. Disruption Management ( Operations Research between planning ...

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    In ship-building , production plans usually allo w some fl exibility. ... creasing the cost of production gives rise to an increased demand for robustness in ..... H o w ever , from the passenger side it is the w orst option , since a group of customers.

  14. to suggest an increased cooling rate of the global surface and troposphere, because their

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    Mahadevan, L.

    to their estimated decrease in OLR (11). The post-1999 recovery we find is a novel result. The effect of clouds radiation, strong Rayleigh scattering and ozone absorp- tion reduce the impact of clouds on the albedo reduced cloud trapping of IR radiation (14). However, the reflectance in- crease from 1999 to 2003 would

  15. Divestiture Policy and Operating Efficiency in U.S. Electric Power Distribution

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    Kwoka, John; Ozturk, S; Pollitt, Michael G.

    2008 The authors acknowledge financial assistance for data compilation from the CMI Electricity Project IR-045, ESRC Electricity Project and the American Public Power Association, and helpful comments from Jim Dana as well as seminar... efficiency of the post-divestiture generation sector. Notably, studies by Bushnell and Wolfram (2005) and by Fabrizio et al (2007) report an increase in several measures of fuel and/or non-fuel 2 efficiency of power plants after divestiture...

  16. Dissolution-induced surface modifications and permeability changes associated with fluid flow through an abraded saw-cut in single crystal quartz

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    Bowman, James Albert


    of etched and polygonal widened cracks from Areas C and D on dissolution interval III. Scaner plot of length versus aperture of etched and polygonal widened cracks in Area D in the advanced stage of dissolution interval III. Rose diagrams...{1011), z{0111), m{1010), c{0001), a{1120), s{1121) and x{5161) (Frondel, 1962). Cleavage is best developed parallel to the r, z, and m planes. These cleavage directions discernibly affect crack propagation paths in quartz as seen most notably during...

  17. Statistical evaluation on upper mesospheric and lower thermospheric temperature effects caused by energetic

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    Bergen, Universitetet i

    reactions, infrared cooling, photoelectrons, and heat conduction do all influence the energy budget of solar radiation, the chemical heating rates, and the infrared cooling rates. The plasma flow, controlled. We interpret this increase as an accumulated heating effect associated with in- creased particle

  18. Dynamic Management of Internet Telephony Servers: A Case Study based on JavaBeans and JDMK

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    management systems. The results of our work allow us to evaluate JDMK regarding its suitability for the mana such as CORBA and JavaBeans are gaining in- creasing importance for the integrated management of net- worksDynamic Management of Internet Telephony Servers: A Case Study based on JavaBeans and JDMK

  19. Responses of Magnocellular Neurons to Osmotic Stimulation Involves Coactivation of Excitatory and Inhibitory Input: An

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    Feng, Jianfeng

    of normal rats respond to intra- venous infusions of hypertonic saline with gradual, linear in- creases response to such infusions. We show that a simple computational model can reproduce these responses well, but only if it is assumed that hypertonic infusions coacti- vate excitatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs

  20. J. Dairy Sci. 84:241255 American Dairy Science Association, 2001.

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    Bequette, Brian J.

    or AA (65 g/d) was infused i.v. for 7.5 d, and, beginning on d 5, goats were subjected to a hyperinsuli-like growth factor-1 by 27%, and euglycemia was maintained by the infusion of glucose. Arterial, mammary continuously by probes. Insulin and insulin plus AA infusions in- creased the yields of milk by 13 to 18

  1. an inforMation resource for acadeMic HealtH center faculty, staff, students and coMMunity MeMbers. Vol. 13, No. 2 february 2011

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    Papautsky, Ian

    was driving to work from his george- town home nov. 24 when he hit a deer. Blinded by his truck's airbag, he system to photo-bleach (de- crease in emission intensity) a se- ries of spots on the wall of a zebra

  2. Investigation of the secondary electron emission characteristics of alternative dynode materials for imaging photomultipliers

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    Bristol, University of

    electron emission (SEE) coefficients for polycrystalline CVD diamond of 84 have been reported for Hydrogen]. Polycrystalline diamond is a widely available, relatively inexpensive material that can be de- posited over large by in- creasing the gain of each dynode stage by utilizing materials such as CVD diamond. Secondary

  3. Acquisition of a Multi-Core Server for the Enhancement of the Meteorology Program at Central Michigan University

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    Acquisition of a Multi-Core Server for the Enhancement of the Meteorology Program at Central addresses a much needed upgrade to an aging, overloaded, and in- creasingly unstable server which with fast local storage, the server will act as both an ingestion engine running the LDM and its associ

  4. Biogeosciences, 1, 3361, 2004

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of the world's oceans caused by eutrophication and pollution problems resulting from in- creased anthropogenic and anthropogenic perturbations of their environment. Because the eutrophication-induced biological production has to the next. Further- more, one realizes that the study of the eutrophication prob- lems and their impacts

  5. Somniloquy: Augmenting Network Interfaces to Reduce PC Energy Usage Yuvraj Agarwal

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    Zhou, Yuanyuan

    Somniloquy: Augmenting Network Interfaces to Reduce PC Energy Usage Yuvraj Agarwal , Steve Abstract Reducing the energy consumption of PCs is becoming in- creasingly important with rising energy costs and environmen- tal concerns. Sleep states such as S3 (suspend to RAM) save energy, but are often

  6. Scanning near-field optical microscopy based on the heterodyne phase-controlled oscillator method

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    Texas at Austin. University of

    Scanning near-field optical microscopy based on the heterodyne phase-controlled oscillator method G and quality factor of the tip oscillations was used to control the scanning near-field optical microscope SNOM0021-8979 00 04017-2 I. INTRODUCTION Scanning near-field optical microscopy SNOM is in- creasingly

  7. Optimisation of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants with Neural Networks

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    , Germany 2 Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany Abstract. The exploitation of solar power for energy supply is of in- creasing importance. While technical development mainly takes, wind, and biomass energy. Among such tech- nologies, concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) plants

  8. Browser Interfaces and EV-SSL Certificates: Confusion, Inconsistencies and HCI Challenges

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    Van Oorschot, Paul

    Browser Interfaces and EV-SSL Certificates: Confusion, Inconsistencies and HCI Challenges Jennifer (EV) SSL certificates has caused web browser manufacturers to take a new look at how they design SSL certificates rather than in- creasing trust. We perform a systematic walkthrough involving

  9. CPR: Composable Performance Regression for Scalable Multiprocessor Models Benjamin C. Lee

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    Lee, Benjamin C.

    for synchronization events that in- crease the cost of every cycle simulated and shared resource contention proceeds cycle by cycle, tracking resource utilization to produce a detailed estimate of,jamison.d.collins} David Brooks Harvard University Abstract Uniprocessor simulators track resource


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    Wedeward, Kevin

    network can affect each other. We consider a simple model of a power system derived from singular analysis of large electric power networks is in- creasingly important as power systems become larger construct minimally complicated dynamical models of power networks as affine nonlinear control systems

  11. D. B. Work et al. (2010) "A Traffic Model for Velocity Data Assimilation," Applied Mathematics Research eXpress, Vol. 2010, No. 1, pp. 135

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    is applied. The model and estimation technique is evaluated with experimental data obtained from a large smartphones include numerous sensors (accelerometers, light sensors, GPS), wireless connectivity ports (GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, infrared), and ever in- creasing computational power and memory. The rapid

  12. PARAID: A Gear-Shifting Power-Aware RAID Charles Weddle, Mathew Oldham, Jin Qian, An-I Andy Wang,

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    Wang, Andy

    is a promis- ing energy-reduction approach for such installations. Achieving power savings on commodity server power consumption for server computers is important, since increased energy usage causes in- creased costs. For a typical data center, storage accounts for 27% of energy consumption. Conventional server

  13. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C7, suppldment au n07, Tome 40, JuCZZet 2979, page C7-337 PLASMA FORMATION KINETIC AT KNUDSENARC IGNITION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and potential distribution is i n keephg withW3/2" law, the i n i t i a l electron velocities being taken energy being n transfered to slow plasma electrons. fe Article published online by EDP Sciences may be connected with Coulomb relaxa- tion or with cumulative ionization in- crease and corresponding

  14. Experimental Comparison of Observers for Tool Position Estimation of Industrial Robots

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    Schön, Thomas

    Experimental Comparison of Observers for Tool Position Estimation of Industrial Robots Robert methods for tool position estimation of industrial robots. It is assumed that the motor angular position industrial robot. I. INTRODUCTION Current industrial robot development is focused on in- creasing the robot

  15. Fitting and Altering Ready-to-Wear: Basic Principles.

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    Saunders, Becky


    straight to the floor with creases follow ing the lengthwise grainline in the center of each leg. 15. Hems hang straight. 16. Long sleeves end at the wrist bone . References Brinkley, Jeanne and Ann Aletti'. "Altering Ready-to-Wear Fashion." Chas. A...


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    Bartholdi III, John J.

    . It is cheapest to ship long distance by train and so railroads are capturing an in- creasing amount of long-haul, and all local freight, is handled by truck. The basic problem faced by a distribution manager, then among the vehicles so that not too many trucks are required. Copyright c 1995,6 John J. Bartholdi, III

  17. Supervised Control of a Flying Performing Robot using its Intrinsic Sound Benjamin N. Passow and Sophy Smith

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    Hopgood, Adrian

    to achieve autonomous stable flight. The controllers have been tuned using genetic algorithms to further the need for additional sensors. 1. Introduction The interest on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in- creased. Our project goes even further as we are developing a multi-purpose lightweight autonomous flying robot

  18. Why Hasn't Earth Warmed as Much as Expected? STEPHEN E. SCHWARTZ

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    , Boulder, Colorado HENNING RODHE Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden high and/or the greenhouse gas forcing being partially offset by forcing by in- creased concentrations than 25% of the discrepancy, and cooling by natural temperature variation can account for only about 15

  19. Role of global warming on the statistics of recordbreaking temperatures S. Redner 1, * and Mark R. Petersen 2,+

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    Redner, Sidney

    Role of global warming on the statistics of record­breaking temperatures S. Redner 1, * and Mark R of global warming, where the mean temperature systematically in­ creases with time. Over the 126­year time question arises: is global warming the cause of such heat waves or are they merely statistical fluctuations

  20. Cherish every Joule: Maximizing throughput with an eye on network-wide energy consumption

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    Hou, Y. Thomas

    Cherish every Joule: Maximizing throughput with an eye on network-wide energy consumption Canming: {jcm, yshi, thou, wjlou} Abstract Conserving network-wide energy consumption is becoming of wireless networks, the concern of energy consumption is becoming in- creasingly important for network

  1. Constructing Inter-Domain Packet Filters to Control IP Spoofing Based on BGP Updates

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    Yuan, Xin

    Chandrashekar University of Minnesota Abstract-- The Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS. INTRODUCTION Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks pose an in- creasingly grave threat to the Internet, as evidenced by recent DDoS attacks mounted on both popular Internet sites [12] and the Internet infrastructure

  2. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 6775, 2005

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    impact the radiation balance, cloud formation and precipi- tation, and thus have feedbacks to ecosystems to escape the forest canopy, however, their effect is important for several reasons: (i) their short formation and growth in- creases diffuse radiation and therefore increases the light use efficiency

  3. A review of "Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth-Century Holland: Portraiture and the Production of Community" by Ann Jensen Adams 

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    Silver, Larry


    reviews 69 Ann Jensen Adams. Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth- Century Holland. Portraiture and the Production of Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 398 pp., 73 b&w illus. $100. review by larry silver... Montias, this book assesses the new demand and market for portraits, a steady source of reliable income for Rembrandt and a specialty for some painters, notably Frans Hals. Ann Jensen Adams, a specialist in this country and period, has made...

  4. A review of "Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth-Century Holland: Portraiture and the Production of Community" by Ann Jensen Adams

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    Silver, Larry


    reviews 69 Ann Jensen Adams. Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth- Century Holland. Portraiture and the Production of Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 398 pp., 73 b&w illus. $100. review by larry silver... Montias, this book assesses the new demand and market for portraits, a steady source of reliable income for Rembrandt and a specialty for some painters, notably Frans Hals. Ann Jensen Adams, a specialist in this country and period, has made...

  5. Studies In Kansas Poetry

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    Swartz, Leila Marie


    ' Society at Topeka. I wish to thank the l i b r a r i a n , Miss Clara Francis for the kindness in sending me books and pamphlets from the Historical Society , Also I am extremely grate fu l to Professor iVhitcomb of the University who has greatly... and the most populated c i t i e s . Lawrence f V/ichita, Eewton, Topeka, Baldwin and Emporia are places of spec ia l l i t e r a r y interest , for these places have produced many of the poets , and are also notable as having formed the s e t t i n g...

  6. SWEIS annual review - CY2002 : a comparison of CY2002 operations to projections included in the site-wide environmental impact statement for continued operation of Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico.

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    Bayliss, Linda Sue (Outrider Environmental Planning & Technical Services, Cedar Crest, NM); White, Brenda Bailey (The Plus Group, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Guerrero, Joseph Vincent; Catechis, Christopher Spyros (Outrider Environmental Planning & Technical Services, Cedar Crest, NM)


    The SNL/NM CY2002 SWEIS Annual Review discusses changes in facilities and facility operations that have occurred in selected and notable facilities since source data were collected for the SNL/NM SWEIS (DOE/EIS-0281). The following information is presented: {sm_bullet} An updated overview of SNL/NM selected and notable facilities and infrastructure capabilities. {sm_bullet} An overview of SNL/NM environment, safety, and health programs, including summaries of the purpose, operations, activities, hazards, and hazard controls at relevant facilities and risk management methods for SNL/NM. {sm_bullet} Updated base year activities data, together with related inventories, material consumption, emissions, waste, and resource consumption. {sm_bullet} Appendices summarizing activities and related hazards at SNL/NM individual special, general, and highbay laboratories, and chemical purchases.

  7. Mapping topological order in coordinate space

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    Bianco, Raffaello; Resta, Raffaele [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trieste (Italy) and DEMOCRITOS National Simulation Center, IOM-CNR, Trieste (Italy)


    The organization of the electrons in the ground state is classified by means of topological invariants, defined as global properties of the wave function. Here we address the Chern number of a two-dimensional insulator and we show that the corresponding topological order can be mapped by means of a ''topological marker'', defined in r space, and which may vary in different regions of the same sample. Notably, this applies equally well to periodic and open boundary conditions. Simulations over a model Hamiltonian validate our theory.

  8. Thermalization of heavy quarks in the quark-gluon plasma

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    van Hees, H.; Rapp, Ralf.


    the kinetic equilibration of c quarks as compared to using perturbative interactions. We also comment on consequences for D-meson observables in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.71.034907 PACS number(s): 12.38.Mh, 24.85.+p, 25... of individual c quarks in the QGP will reflect themselves in transverse- momentum (pT -) spectra of open charm hadrons (D mesons) [4?7], most notably their elliptic flow, v2(pT ), in semicentral collisions [8,9]. Preliminary experimental results from...

  9. Vacuum Energy and Repulsive Casimir Forces in Quantum Star Graphs

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    S. A. Fulling; L. Kaplan; J. H. Wilson


    Casimir pistons are models in which finite Casimir forces can be calculated without any suspect renormalizations. It has been suggested that such forces are always attractive, but we present several counterexamples, notably a simple type of quantum graph in which the sign of the force depends upon the number of edges. We also show that Casimir forces in quantum graphs can be reliably computed by summing over the classical orbits, and study the rate of convergence of the periodic orbit expansion. In generic situations where no analytic expression is available, the sign and approximate magnitude of Casimir forces can often be obtained using only the shortest classical orbits.

  10. Unconventional Integer Quantum Hall effect in graphene

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    V. P. Gusynin; S. G. Sharapov


    Monolayer graphite films, or graphene, have quasiparticle excitations that can be described by 2+1 dimensional Dirac theory. We demonstrate that this produces an unconventional form of the quantized Hall conductivity $\\sigma_{xy} = - (2 e^2/h)(2n+1)$ with $n=0,1,...$, that notably distinguishes graphene from other materials where the integer quantum Hall effect was observed. This unconventional quantization is caused by the quantum anomaly of the $n=0$ Landau level and was discovered in recent experiments on ultrathin graphite films.

  11. Study on electron beam in a low energy plasma focus

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    Khan, Muhammad Zubair, E-mail: [Plasma Technology Research Center, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Department of Physics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, 45320 Islamabad (Pakistan); Ling, Yap Seong; San, Wong Chiow [Plasma Technology Research Center, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)


    Electron beam emission was investigated in a low energy plasma focus device (2.2 kJ) using copper hollow anode. Faraday cup was used to estimate the energy of the electron beam. XR100CR X-ray spectrometer was used to explore the impact of the electron beam on the target observed from top-on and side-on position. Experiments were carried out at optimized pressure of argon gas. The impact of electron beam is exceptionally notable with two different approaches using lead target inside hollow anode in our plasma focus device.

  12. Evaluation and Optimization of MTBE Biodegradation in Aquifers, Final Report

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    Legler, T; Balser, L; Koester, C; Wilson, W


    This study was focused on meeting the following objectives concerning the process of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) biodegradation, with the goal of optimizing this process in situ: 1. Assess whether intrinsic bioattenuation of MTBE is feasible under aerobic conditions across several contaminated sites. 2. Determine the effect of co-contaminants, specifically water-soluble gasoline components (most notably benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes [BTEX]) on MTBE biodegradation. 3. Determine whether microbial and/or chemical factors contribute to different MTBE degradative activities. 4. Isolate and characterize MTBE-degrading microorganisms from sediments in which MTBE biodegradation was observed.

  13. Progress in the Neural Network Determination of Polarized Parton Distributions

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    J. Rojo; G. Ridolfi; R. D. Ball; V. Bertone; F. Cerutti; L. Del Debbio; S. Forte; A. Guffanti; J. I. Latorre; M. Ubiali


    We review recent progress towards a determination of a set of polarized parton distributions from a global set of deep-inelastic scattering data based on the NNPDF methodology, in analogy with the unpolarized case. This method is designed to provide a faithful and statistically sound representation of parton distributions and their uncertainties. We show how the FastKernel method provides a fast and accurate method for solving the polarized DGLAP equations. We discuss the polarized PDF parametrizations and the physical constraints which can be imposed. Preliminary results suggest that the uncertainty on polarized PDFs, most notably the gluon, has been underestimated in previous studies.

  14. One-dimensional Coulomb problem in Dirac materials

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    C. A. Downing; M. E. Portnoi


    We investigate the one-dimensional Coulomb potential with application to a class of quasirelativistic systems, so-called Dirac-Weyl materials, described by matrix Hamiltonians. We obtain the exact solution of the shifted and truncated Coulomb problems, with the wavefunctions expressed in terms of special functions (namely Whittaker functions), whilst the energy spectrum must be determined via solutions to transcendental equations. Most notably, there are critical bandgaps below which certain low-lying quantum states are missing in a manifestation of atomic collapse.

  15. Characterizing planetary orbits and trajectories of light in the Reissner-Nordstrom metric

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    F. T Hioe


    Exact analytic expressions for planetary orbits and light trajectories in the Reissner-Nordstrom geometry are presented. They are characterized in a map specified by three dimensionless parameters for the planetary orbits, while two dimensionless parameters are required to map the trajectories of light. Notable differences with the corresponding orbits and trajectories in the Schwarzschild geometry are indicated. In particular, when the energy and angular momentum of the planet are fixed, the precession angle of the orbit decreases as the net electric charge of the massive star or black hole increases. A similar result also holds for the deflection angle of a light ray.

  16. Optimal DNA signal recognition models with a xed amount of intrasignal dependency

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    Vinar, Tomas

    models over more standard models based on adjacent positions is modest. However, there is a notable models o#11;er modest improvement over existing techniques, most notably in improving the accuracy position weight matrices (PWMs), is modest. In this

  17. The Cavalier Image in the Civil War and the Southern Mind

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    Allgood, Colt


    with the regular cavalry under General J. E. B. Stuart, left the main army with a handful of men to begin operations in northern Virginia. In his memoir, Mosby stated that his purpose was to ?threaten and harass the enemy on the border and in this way compel him... during the war, and J. E. B. Stuart, a notable Virginia cavalry general, openly supported partisan operations. They continued the American tradition of irregular warfare begun during the American War for Independence, when Henry ?Light-Horse Harry...

  18. Final scientific and technical report for grant DE-AI02-93ER40784: Fundamental Physics with Cold Neutrons

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    Dewey, Maynard, S.


    There have been a growing number of notable results in fundamental neutron physics, which are briefly summarized.

  19. A Theory of Decay of Security Communities with an Application to the Present State of the Atlantic Alliance

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    Mueler Müller, Harald


    like Eric and Waldemar of Danmark, or Henry of Mecklenburg,notably true for England, Danmark, Sweden, Russia, and - in

  20. Genotoxicity of soil and sediment samples as measured by the Salmonella mutagenicity and E. coli Prophage-induction assays 

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    Krause, Erica Shannon


    ) in mutagenesis in the Salmonella/microsome assay. The quantity of organic compounds in the residual amount of waste in the soil was found to de- crease with degradation. Conversely, the mutagenicity per unit weight of residual compounds was found to increase... and pentachloroanisole, ultimately forming CO& and inorganic chloride ions (47). Hydroquinone has not been found to be mutagenic in Salmonella (46). The degradative processes of PCP are influenced by several factors, including the concentration of PCP, pH, temperature...

  1. Lost for emotion words: What motor and limbic brain activity reveals about autism and semantic theory

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    Moseley, Rachel L.; Shtyrov, Yury; Mohr, Bettina; Lombardo, Michael V.; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Pulvermüller, Friedemann


    lit- 2009), and attenuated physiological response to emotional expressions, pain and distress in others (Corona et al., 1998; Ben Shalom et al., 2006; Bölte et al., 2008; Minio-Paluello et al., 2009). Vocalisations and facial ex-affective contact... simulate others via oneself (Lombardo and Baron-Cohen, 2011). The more generalized role of simulation in mental operations is in- creasingly recognised in the field of cognitive neuroscience, where Barsalou (2008) names it “a core form of computation...

  2. Potential of Thin Films for use in Charged Particle Tracking Detectors

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    J. Metcalfe; I. Mejia; J. Murphy; M. Quevedo; L. Smith; J. Alvarado; B. Gnade; H. Takai


    Thin Film technology has widespread applications in everyday electronics, notably Liquid Crystal Display screens, solar cells, and organic light emitting diodes. We explore the potential of this technology as charged particle radiation tracking detectors for use in High Energy Physics experiments such as those at the Large Hadron Collider or the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Through modern fabrication techniques, a host of semiconductor materials are available to construct thin, flexible detectors with integrated electronics with pixel sizes on the order of a few microns. We review the material properties of promising candidates, discuss the potential benefits and challenges associated with this technology, and review previously demonstrated applicability as a neutron detector.

  3. Potential of Thin Films for use in Charged Particle Tracking Detectors

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    Metcalfe, J; Murphy, J; Quevedo, M; Smith, L; Alvarado, J; Gnade, B; Takai, H


    Thin Film technology has widespread applications in everyday electronics, notably Liquid Crystal Display screens, solar cells, and organic light emitting diodes. We explore the potential of this technology as charged particle radiation tracking detectors for use in High Energy Physics experiments such as those at the Large Hadron Collider or the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Through modern fabrication techniques, a host of semiconductor materials are available to construct thin, flexible detectors with integrated electronics with pixel sizes on the order of a few microns. We review the material properties of promising candidates, discuss the potential benefits and challenges associated with this technology, and review previously demonstrated applicability as a neutron detector.

  4. Luminescence titrations of polyelectrolytes

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    Alvarez, Edwin Rene


    The objectives of the research described in this thesis were to develop a luminescence titration procedure to determine the equivalent weight of polyelec- trolytes and to use viscosity studies to obtain information about the structures of the polyelectrolytes... in solution. The luminescence titration procedure is based on the fact that the emission intensity of a fluorescent molecule (lumophore) in- creases with increasing concentration of polyelectrolyte until a stoichiometrically equivalent amount...

  5. Income and Cost Analysis: Cooperative Cotton Gins and Cooperative Supply Associations of Texas, Season 1949-50.

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    Paulson, W. E.


    Income and Cost Analysis Cooperative Cotton Gzns and Cooperative SuppLy * As~ociations of Texas, Season 1949-50 in cooperation with the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. LEWIS. DIRECTOR.... COLLEGE STATION. TEXAS DIGEST There were significant changes in ginning incomes and ginning costs from the period 1932-38 to' the season 1949-50, For like volumes of ginning, costs increased by 300 percent; ginning income in- creased by 220 percent. I...

  6. Producing computer facial animation

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    Koehlert, Erik Wulf


    be the basis of the film that launches a new motion picture process in which we will be creating synthetic, realistic human ? and humanoid ? characters [41]. " During the production of "Dragonheart", design work required sketched images of the dragon based... when modeling and keep these facts in mind: Muscles, bone, skin, and fat interact to create dynamic and static bulges and creases in the human face. Wrinkles and muscle deformation should be taken into account during the modeling process. What you...

  7. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    scenarios are outlined. In the basic scenario the emission in 2012 will de- crease to 9.8 mio. tonnes CO2 -eqv. and in 2017 a further reduction to 9.6 mio. tonnes of CO2 -eqv. is estimated. This corresponds to a reduction of 29% from 1990 to 2017. From 2002 to 2017 the reduction is estimated to 0.9 mio. tonnes CO2 -eqv

  8. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 1132911337, 2012

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    then use the local PM2.5-to- period sensitivity (dPM2.5/dT) from the 1999­2010 observa- tions to project PM ventilation, and a likely de- crease albeit with greater inter-GCM variability in the Pa- cific Northwest due- lutant ventilation in the eastern US (Cooper et al., 2001; Li et al., 2005). Tai et al. (2012) found

  9. Ion exchange as a tertiary treatment

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    Westervelt, Ronald David


    , produced the first synthetic ion exchange resins by reacting phenol with formaldehyde (2). These resins were insoluble and infusible. They found that the cation exchange properties could be greatly in- creased by substituting phenolsulfonic acid... by hydrogen ions. They could also b&. operated on the sodium cycle to exchange sodium iona for cations in solution. Adams and Holmes also produced the first anion exchange resins by reacting amines such as m-phenylene- diamine with formaldehyde...

  10. Origins of Chevron Rollovers in Non-Two-State Protein Folding Kinetics

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    Huseyin Kaya; Hue Sun Chan


    Chevron rollovers of some proteins imply that their logarithmic folding rates are nonlinear in native stability. This is predicted by lattice and continuum G\\=o models to arise from diminished accessibilities of the ground state from transiently populated compact conformations under strongly native conditions. Despite these models' native-centric interactions, the slowdown is due partly to kinetic trapping caused by some of the folding intermediates' nonnative topologies. Notably, simple two-state folding kinetics of small single-domain proteins are not reproduced by common G\\=o-like schemes.

  11. Excitation wavelength dependent photoluminescence in structurally non-uniform Si/SiGe-island heteroepitxial multilayers

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    Modi, N.; Tsybeskov, L. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (United States); Lockwood, D. J.; Wu, X.; Baribeau, J.-M. [Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada)


    In nanometer-size Si/SiGe-island heteroepitxial multilayers grown on Si(001), low temperature photoluminescence spectra are observed that strongly depend on the excitation wavelength and show a strong correlation with structural properties revealed by transmission electron microscopy. These experimental results can be explained by assuming that the optically created carriers are strongly localized at Si/SiGe island heterointerfaces. We show that electron-hole pairs are generated and recombine within spatial regions mainly defined by the photoexcitation penetration depth, and that the estimated exciton diffusion length is notably short and comparable with the SiGe-island average size.

  12. Employing Virtualization in Library Computing: Use Cases and Lessons Learned

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    Hutt, Arwen E.; Stuart, Michael; Suchy, Daniel; Westbrook, Bradley D.


    cataloging. Not only are types of library materials changingincreasing variety of library material types. Most notableLibraries. 2 Virtualization can be implemented using Type 1


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    Boyer, Edmond

    ) of X which are Rokhlin towers for the transformation T , that is to say of the form {Fn, T Fn that the sequence (Pn) of Rokhlin towers is in- creasing, which means that for each n, Fn+1 Fn and the levels T i of refining constructions: At stage n 1 we have a Rokhlin tower Pn = {Fn, T Fn, . . . , T hn-1 Fn} whose base


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    J.A.A. Engelbrecht; E. Janzén; A. Henry; I.J. van Rooyen


    A layer-on-substrate model is used to obtain the infrared reflectance for 3C-SiC with a rough surface morphology. The effect of varying dielectric parameters of the “damaged layer” on the observed reflectivity of the 3C-SiC in the reststrahlen region is assessed. Different simulated reflectance spectra are obtained to those if the dielectric parameters of the “substrate” were varied. Most notable changes in the shape of the simulated reststrahlen peak are observed for changes in the high frequency dielectric constant, the phonon damping constant, the phonon frequencies and “thickness” of damaged surface layer.

  15. Incidence and specificity of antibodies to types I, II, III, IV, and V collagen in rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases as measured by 125I-radioimmunoassay

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    Stuart, J.M.; Huffstutter, E.H.; Townes, A.S.; Kang, A.H.


    Antibodies to human native and denatured types I, II, III, IV, and V collagens were measured using 125I-radioimmunoassay. Mean levels of binding by sera from 30 rheumatoid arthritis patients were significantly higher than those from 20 normal subjects against all of the collagens tested. The relative antibody concentration was higher in synovial fluid than in simultaneously obtained serum. Many patients with gout or various other rheumatic diseases also had detectable anticollagen antibodies. With a few notable exceptions, the majority of the reactivity detected in all patient groups was directed against covalent structural determinants present on all of the denatured collagens, suggesting a secondary reaction to tissue injury.

  16. Coal quality trends and distribution of Title III trace elements in Eastern Kentucky coals

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    Eble, C.F. [Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, KY (United States); Hower, J.C. [Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Center for Applied Energy Research


    The quality characteristics of eastern Kentucky coal beds vary both spatially and stratigraphically. Average total sulfur contents are lowest, and calorific values highest, in the Big Sandy and Upper Cumberland Reserve Districts. Average coal thickness is greatest in these two districts as well. Conversely, the thinnest coal with the highest total sulfur content, and lowest calorific value, on average, occurs in the Princess and Southwest Reserve Districts. Several Title III trace elements, notably arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel, mirror this distribution (lower average concentrations in the Big Sandy and Upper Cumberland Districts, higher average concentrations in the Princess and Southwest Districts), probably because these elements are primarily associated with sulfide minerals in coal. Ash yields and total sulfur contents are observed to increase in a stratigraphically older to younger direction. Several Title III elements, notably cadmium, chromium, lead, and selenium follow this trend, with average concentrations being higher in younger coals. Average chlorine concentration shows a reciprocal distribution, being more abundant in older coals. Some elements, such as arsenic, manganese, mercury, cobalt, and, to a lesser extent, phosphorus show concentration spikes in coal beds directly above, or below, major marine zones. With a few exceptions, average Title III trace element concentrations for eastern Kentucky coals are comparable with element distributions in other Appalachian coal-producing states.

  17. A review of "Ireland and Medicine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" edited by James Kelly and Fiona Clark

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    Chamberland, Celeste


    Clark, eds. Ireland and Medicine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010. xiv + 227 pp. Review by #24;#30; #30;#26;#19;#30; #24;#23;#25;#21;#28;#30;#31; #25;#27;#11;, #31;#20;#20;#26;#30;#17;#30; #19; #29... biographies to more broadly based conceptions of training and practice, scholars such as Margaret Pelling and Andrew Wear have enabled a more expansive picture of early modern medicine to emerge. Nevertheless, Ireland has been notably absent from...

  18. Characterization of resistance to the Mexican spittlebug complex Aeneolamia albofasciata (Lallemand) and Prosapia simulans (Walker) in selected buffelgrass genotypes

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    Head, Henry Wesley


    of A. albofasciata average 0. 88 mm long by 0. 31 mm wide; those of P. simu- lans average 0. 98 mm by 0. 35 mm (Bodegas 1973), while an average of 1. 02 mm by 0. 35 mm have been recorded for P. bicincta (Fagan and Kuitert 1969) . Eggs deposited... period of 1 to 4 days (Ceballos 1972). The mating may take place within 48 hours or up to 9 days after emergence (Byers and Taliaferro 1969; Flores and Velasco 1974). In studies of Aeneolamia albofasciata under laboratory conditions a notable...

  19. Hierarchical carbon fiber composites with radially aligned carbon nanotubes : preservation of in-plane tensile properties

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    Li, Richard, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology


    Hierarchical carbon-nanotube (CNT)-based composites have significant potential to expand the performance and functionality of aerospace composite structures. Notably, circumferentially aligned CNT arrays have previously ...

  20. Recent Advances in AI for Computational Sustainability AI and Sustainability Department, IEEE Intelligent Systems

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    Fisher, Douglas H.

    with the natural environment also strongly emerged, most notably energy, smart grids of built, social, and natural environments; using AI strategies for learning, planning

  1. Search for underground openings for in situ test facilities in crystalline rock

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    Wollenberg, H.A.; Strisower, B.; Corrigan, D.J.; Graf, A.N.; O'Brien, M.T.; Pratt, H.; Board, M.; Hustrulid, W.


    With a few exceptions, crystalline rocks in this study were limited to plutonic rocks and medium to high-grade metamorphic rocks. Nearly 1700 underground mines, possibly occurring in crystalline rock, were initially identified. Application of criteria resulted in the identification of 60 potential sites. Within this number, 26 mines and 4 civil works were identified as having potential in that they fulfilled the criteria. Thirty other mines may have similar potential. Most of the mines identified are near the contact between a pluton and older sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rocks. However, some mines and the civil works are well within plutonic or metamorphic rock masses. Civil works, notably underground galleries associated with pumped storage hydroelectric facilities, are generally located in tectonically stable regions, in relatively homogeneous crystalline rock bodies. A program is recommended which would identify one or more sites where a concordance exists between geologic setting, company amenability, accessibility and facilities to conduct in situ tests in crystalline rock.

  2. Patterns in Illinois Educational School Data

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    Stevens, Cacey S; Nagel, Sidney R


    We examine Illinois educational data from standardized exams and analyze primary factors affecting the achievement of public school students. We focus on the simplest possible models: representation of data through visualizations and regressions on single variables. Exam scores are shown to depend on school type, location, and poverty concentration. For most schools in Illinois, student test scores decline linearly with poverty concentration. However Chicago must be treated separately. Selective schools in Chicago, as well as some traditional and charter schools, deviate from this pattern based on poverty. For any poverty level, Chicago schools perform better than those in the rest of Illinois. Selective programs for gifted students show high performance at each grade level, most notably at the high school level, when compared to other Illinois school types. The case of Chicago charter schools is more complex. In the last six years, their students' scores overtook those of students in traditional Chicago high...

  3. Synchronous digitization for high dynamic range lock-in amplification in beam-scanning microscopy

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    Muir, Ryan D.; Sullivan, Shane Z.; Oglesbee, Robert A.; Simpson, Garth J., E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, 560 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)


    Digital lock-in amplification (LIA) with synchronous digitization (SD) is shown to provide significant signal to noise (S/N) and linear dynamic range advantages in beam-scanning microscopy measurements using pulsed laser sources. Direct comparisons between SD-LIA and conventional LIA in homodyne second harmonic generation measurements resulted in S/N enhancements consistent with theoretical models. SD-LIA provided notably larger S/N enhancements in the limit of low light intensities, through the smooth transition between photon counting and signal averaging developed in previous work. Rapid beam scanning instrumentation with up to video rate acquisition speeds minimized photo-induced sample damage. The corresponding increased allowance for higher laser power without sample damage is advantageous for increasing the observed signal content.

  4. Community detection in directed acyclic graphs

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    Speidel, Leo; Masuda, Naoki


    Some temporal networks, most notably citation networks, are naturally represented as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs). To detect communities in DAGs, we propose a modularity for DAGs by defining an appropriate null model (i.e., randomized network) respecting the order of nodes. We implement a spectral method to approximately maximize the proposed modularity measure and test the method on citation networks and other DAGs. We find that the attained values of the modularity for DAGs are similar for partitions that we obtain by maximizing the proposed modularity (designed for DAGs), the modularity for undirected networks and that for general directed networks. In other words, if we neglect the order imposed on nodes (and the direction of links) in a given DAG and maximize the conventional modularity measure, the obtained partition is close to the optimal one in the sense of the modularity for DAGs.

  5. Ion Trap in a Semiconductor Chip

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    D. Stick; W. K. Hensinger; S. Olmschenk; M. J. Madsen; K. Schwab; C. Monroe


    The electromagnetic manipulation of isolated atoms has led to many advances in physics, from laser cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation of cold gases to the precise quantum control of individual atomic ion. Work on miniaturizing electromagnetic traps to the micrometer scale promises even higher levels of control and reliability. Compared with 'chip traps' for confining neutral atoms, ion traps with similar dimensions and power dissipation offer much higher confinement forces and allow unparalleled control at the single-atom level. Moreover, ion microtraps are of great interest in the development of miniature mass spectrometer arrays, compact atomic clocks, and most notably, large scale quantum information processors. Here we report the operation of a micrometer-scale ion trap, fabricated on a monolithic chip using semiconductor micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. We confine, laser cool, and measure heating of a single 111Cd+ ion in an integrated radiofrequency trap etched from a doped gallium arsenide (GaAs) heterostructure.

  6. Named Models in Coalgebraic Hybrid Logic

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    Schroeder, Lutz


    Hybrid logic extends modal logic with support for reasoning about individual states, designated by so-called nominals. We study hybrid logic in the broad context of coalgebraic semantics, where Kripke frames are replaced with coalgebras for a given functor, thus covering a wide range of reasoning principles including, e.g., probabilistic, graded, default, or coalitional operators. Specifically, we establish generic criteria for a given coalgebraic hybrid logic to admit named canonical models, with ensuing completeness proofs for pure extensions on the one hand, and for an extended hybrid language with local binding on the other. We instantiate our framework with a number of examples. Notably, we prove completeness of graded hybrid logic with local binding.

  7. Reducing Concurrency Bottlenecks in Parallel I/O Workloads

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    Manzanares, Adam C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bent, John M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wingate, Meghan [Los Alamos National Laboratory


    To enable high performance parallel checkpointing we introduced the Parallel Log Structured File System (PLFS). PLFS is middleware interposed on the file system stack to transform concurrent writing of one application file into many non-concurrently written component files. The promising effectiveness of PLFS makes it important to examine its performance for workloads other than checkpoint capture, notably the different ways that state snapshots may be later read, to make the case for using PLFS in the Exascale I/O stack. Reading a PLFS file involved reading each of its component files. In this paper we identify performance limitations on broader workloads in an early version of PLFS, specifically the need to build and distribute an index for the overall file, and the pressure on the underlying parallel file system's metadata server, and show how PLFS's decomposed components architecture can be exploited to alleviate bottlenecks in the underlying parallel file system.

  8. The geomechanics of CO{sub 2} storage in deep sedimentary formations

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    Rutqvist, J.


    This paper provides a review of the geomechanics and modeling of geomechanics associated with geologic carbon storage (GCS), focusing on storage in deep sedimentary formations, in particular saline aquifers. The paper first introduces the concept of storage in deep sedimentary formations, the geomechanical processes and issues related with such an operation, and the relevant geomechanical modeling tools. This is followed by a more detailed review of geomechanical aspects, including reservoir stress-strain and microseismicity, well integrity, caprock sealing performance, and the potential for fault reactivation and notable (felt) seismic events. Geomechanical observations at current GCS field deployments, mainly at the In Salah CO2 storage project in Algeria, are also integrated into the review. The In Salah project, with its injection into a relatively thin, low-permeability sandstone is an excellent analogue to the saline aquifers that might be used for large scale GCS in parts of Northwest Europe, the U.S. Midwest, and China. Some of the lessons learned at In Salah related to geomechanics are discussed, including how monitoring of geomechanical responses is used for detecting subsurface geomechanical changes and tracking fluid movements, and how such monitoring and geomechanical analyses have led to preventative changes in the injection parameters. Recently, the importance of geomechanics has become more widely recognized among GCS stakeholders, especially with respect to the potential for triggering notable (felt) seismic events and how such events could impact the long-term integrity of a CO{sub 2} repository (as well as how it could impact the public perception of GCS). As described in the paper, to date, no notable seismic event has been reported from any of the current CO{sub 2} storage projects, although some unfelt microseismic activities have been detected by geophones. However, potential future commercial GCS operations from large power plants will require injection at a much larger scale. For such largescale injections, a staged, learn-as-you-go approach is recommended, involving a gradual increase of injection rates combined with continuous monitoring of geomechanical changes, as well as siting beneath a multiple layered overburden for multiple flow barrier protection, should an unexpected deep fault reactivation occur.

  9. Role of polycrystallinity in CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} photovoltaic cells. Annual subcontract report, 1 April 1990--31 March 1991

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    Sites, J.R. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)


    The polycrystalline nature of thin-film CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells continues to be a major factor in several individual losses that limit overall cell efficiency. This report describes progress in the quantitative separation of these losses, including both measurement and analysis procedures. It also applies these techniques to several individual cells to help document the overall progress with CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} cells. Notably, CdTe cells from Photon Energy have reduced window photocurrent losses to 1 mA/Cm{sup 2}; those from the University of South Florida have achieved a maximum power voltage of 693 mV; and CuInSe{sub 2} cells from International Solar Electric Technology have shown a hole density as high as 7 {times} 10{sup 16} cm{sup {minus}3}, implying a significant reduction in compensation. 9 refs.

  10. Temperature compensation via cooperative stability in protein degradation

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    Peng, Yuanyuan; Noman, Nasimul; Iba, Hitoshi


    Temperature compensation is a notable property of circadian oscillators that indicates the insensitivity of the oscillator system's period to temperature changes; the underlying mechanism, however, is still unclear. We investigated the influence of protein dimerization and cooperative stability in protein degradation on the temperature compensation ability of two oscillators. Here, cooperative stability means that high-order oligomers are more stable than their monomeric counterparts. The period of an oscillator is affected by the parameters of the dynamic system, which in turn are influenced by temperature. We adopted the Repressilator and the Atkinson oscillator to analyze the temperature sensitivity of their periods. Phase sensitivity analysis was employed to evaluate the period variations of different models induced by perturbations to the parameters. Furthermore, we used experimental data provided by other studies to determine the reasonable range of parameter temperature sensitivity. We then applied the...

  11. ''Talk To Me!'' - Lessons Learned In Communicating Risks To Tenants And Others Involved In The Department Of Energy's Reindustrialization Program

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    Cusick, Lesley T.; Golden, Karen M.


    Communicating risk information is more difficult than assessing it. The latter relies on data, formulas, theorems and mathematical relationships that, with some effort, can be logically explained to another person; it's objective. Communicating risks, however, is subjective and relies on personalities, perceptions and predisposition, as well as emotions. Most notably the emotion is fear--fear of the unknown, fear of the message, the messenger, or the impact of the information on something of value to the person asking the questions. The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Operations Office is engaged in a Reindustrialization program to lease (and most recently, to transfer) formerly used facilities to private sector entities. The facilities are located at the East Tennessee Technology Park, originally a gaseous diffusion plant operated to enrich uranium for World War II efforts and later for use as fuel in civilian nuclear reactors.

  12. Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaics

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    Past Market Transformation Activities On April 4, 2012, in Current activates have built upon past efforts, most notably the Solar American Cities (now Communities) program in...

  13. Thomas L. Shaw, President LOOP LLC Before Public Meeting on the...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    LOOP's restart following Hurricane Katrina, a notable and measurable drop in crude oil prices in the US occurred as refineries were able to receive oil. This rapid restart...

  14. ascii text documents: Topics by E-print Network

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    users, notably children. Additionally for adults, some contents included in abnormal porn sites can do ordinary peoples mental health harm. In this paper, we propose an...

  15. accelerating harm reduction: Topics by E-print Network

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    users, notably children. Additionally for adults, some contents included in abnormal porn sites can do ordinary peoples mental health harm. In this paper, we propose an...

  16. atmospheric emissions control: Topics by E-print Network

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    H? in a forest environment : from canopy to soil MIT - DSpace Summary: Atmospheric hydrogen (H? ), an indirect greenhouse gas, plays a notable role in the chemistry of the...

  17. Quantum probes of timelike naked singularities in $2+1-$ dimensional power - law spacetimes

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    O. Gurtug; M. Halilsoy; S. Habib Mazharimousavi


    The formation of naked singularities in $2+1-$ dimensional power - law spacetimes in linear Einstein-Maxwell and Einstein-scalar theories sourced by azimuthally symmetric electric field and a self-interacting real scalar field respectively, are considered in view of quantum mechanics. Quantum test fields obeying the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations are used to probe the classical timelike naked singularities developed at $r=0$. We show that when the classically singular spacetimes probed with scalar waves, the considered spacetimes remains singular. However, the spinorial wave probe of the singularity in the metric of a self-interacting real scalar field remains quantum regular. The notable outcome in this study is that the quantum regularity/singularity can not be associated with the energy conditions.

  18. Production Methods and New Markets for Texas Florist Crops.

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    Sorensen, H. B.; DeWerth, A.F.; Jensen, E. R.


    to use in the average home. The longer flowers and plants are offered in a mass market outlet, the greater the increase in sales. The value of sales per square foot of display space in mass market outlets is above the average for other perishable... be placed on a square-foot-per-year basis. The part of the costs that is variable or in- creases with the number of flowers or plants pro- duced is relatively small. The major expenses of the flower grower in Texas are labor, greenhouse maintenance...

  19. How Can China Lighten Up? Urbanization, Industrialization and Energy Demand Scenarios

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.


    as firewood, stalks and biogas continues to dominate ruralwith notable growth in biogas and stalks consumption (Consumption Firewood Stalks Biogas kgce per capita Source:

  20. arbitrary periodic surfaces: Topics by E-print Network

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    mobility tensor MIT - DSpace Summary: In a variety of applications, most notably microfluidics design, slip-based boundary conditions have been sought to characterize fluid flow...

  1. Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic

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    photovoltaic Past Market Transformation Activities On April 4, 2012, in Current activates have built upon past efforts, most notably the Solar American Cities (now Communities)...

  2. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update

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    Analysis for Evaluating Biofuels. ” ARE Update 11(3) (2008):the RFS conventional biofuels mandate is severely harmingThe first is growth in biofuels demand. Notably, corn

  3. The Nature of Flat-Spectrum Nuclear Radio Emission in Seyfert Galaxies

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    C. G. Mundell; A. S. Wilson; J. S. Ulvestad; A. L. Roy


    Parsec-scale VLBA imaging of five Seyfert galaxies with flat-spectrum radio nuclei was conducted to determine whether the flat spectrum represents thermal emission from the accretion disk/obscuring torus or nonthermal, synchrotron self-absorbed emission. Four of the five show emission consistent with synchrotron self-absorption, with intrinsic sizes ~0.05-0.2 pc (or 10^4 gravitational radii for a 10^8 Msun black hole for the smallest). In contrast, NGC 4388, which was detected with MERLIN but not the VLBA, shows thermal emission with similar properties to that detected in NGC 1068. It is notable that the two Seyfert galaxies with detected thermal nuclear radio emission both have large X-ray absorbing columns, suggesting that columns in excess of \\~10^{24} cm^{-2} are needed for such disks to be detectable.

  4. Ultrafast transmission electron microscopy on dynamic process of a CDW transition in 1T-TaSe2

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    Sun, Shuaishuai; Li, Zhongwen; Cao, Gaolong; Liu, Y; Lu, W J; Sun, Y P; Tian, Huanfang; HuaixinYang,; Li, Jianqi


    Four-dimensional ultrafast transmission electron microscopy (4D-UTEM) measurements reveal a rich variety of structural dynamic phenomena at a phase transition in the charge-density-wave (CDW) 1T-TaSe2. Through the photoexcitation, remarkable changes on both the CDW intensity and orientation are clearly observed associated with the transformation from a commensurate (C) into an incommensurate (IC) phase in a time-scale of about 3 ps. Moreover, the transient states show up a notable "structurally isosbestic point" at a wave vector of qiso where the C and IC phases yield their diffracting efficiencies in an equally ratio. This fact demonstrates that the crystal planes parallel to qiso adopts visibly common structural features in these two CDW phases. The second-order characters observed in this nonequilibrium phase transition have been also analyzed based on the time-resolved structural data.

  5. Cultural Experiments with Yellow Bermuda Onions under Irrigation.

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    Hawthorn, L. R. (Leslie Rushton)


    year to year. Previous to the 1935-36 season there were three replications of each treatment. Beginning with that season the replications were in- creased to four. The frequency of irrigation experiments were planted in plats 109 feet long... on the numbers of plants of the various sizes. 1932-33: 1933-34: 1034-35: I I 1935-36: I 19313-37: Direct Field Sowing vs. Transplanting: In the first season of this test the seed was sown on the same day (September 19) in both the seedbed and the field...

  6. Theory of femtosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman backscattering enhanced by quantum coherence for standoff detection of bacterial spores

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    Ooi, C. H. Raymond; Beadie, G.; Kattawar, George W.; Reintjes, J. F.; Rostovtsev, Y.; Zubairy, M. Suhail; Scully, Marlan O.


    .25.Fx I. INTRODUCTION Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy #1;CARS#2; has been widely used in molecular spectroscopy #3;1#4;. The avail- ability of femtosecond lasers opens up new avenues for studying subpicosecond molecular dynamics #3...;2#4; and time re- solved CARS spectroscopy #3;3#4;. On the other hand, it has been shown that quantum coherence can dramatically in- crease the nonlinear response in atomic, molecular, or solid state media without significant absorption #3;4#4;. The subject...

  7. So much a circle: stories

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    Stockham, Michael Warren


    , the fingers thin, her nails are like mine, chewed and nicked. Off in the distance, I see the bright green light speed across the sky, the sun officially gone. Absolute calm. Lay awake in the early morning, before the sun washes the clouds gold. I can feel... she smiles, there's a crease runs up the left side of her jaw. The sun is pale, like a full moon in the gray sky. ? It' ll be dark soon, I say. ? That's okay, she answers. I like it out here, let the night come. Robyn takes my hand, fans it open...

  8. Effect of chronic exposure to low levels of ethylene on cotton during germination and early development

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    Cowan, Elaine Nan


    for the degree of NASTER OF SCIENCE Auoust 1979 . "iajor Subject: Plant Physiology THE EFFECT OF CHRONIC EXPOSURE TO LON LEVELS OF ETHYLENE ON COTTON DURING GERMINATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT A Thesis by ELAINF NAN CONAN Approved as to sty1e and content... and Ryan indicated that endopeptidase reached a peak in activity 10 days after planting. Fumigation with 0. 5 ul/1 ethylene for 5 days prior to harvest inhibited this in- crease in activity. The present study was undertaken to deter- mine...

  9. Active laser frequency stabilization and resolution enhancement of interferometers for the measurement of gravitational waves in space

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    Markus Herz


    Laser frequency stabilization is notably one of the major challenges on the way to a space-borne gravitational wave observatory. The proposed Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is presently under development in an ESA, NASA collaboration. We present a novel method for active laser stabilization and phase noise suppression in such a gravitational wave detector. The proposed approach is a further evolution of the "arm locking" method, which in essence consists of using an interferometer arm as an optical cavity, exploiting the extreme long-run stability of the cavity size in the frequency band of interest. We extend this method by using the natural interferometer arm length differences and existing interferometer signals as additional information sources for the reconstruction and active suppression of the quasi-periodic laser frequency noise, enhancing the resolution power of space-borne gravitational wave detectors.

  10. Diverse and divergent protein post-translational modifications in two growth stages of a natural microbial community

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    Li, Zhou [ORNL; Wang, Yingfeng [ORNL; Yao, Qiuming [University of Missouri, Columbia; Justice, Nicholas B. [University of California, Berkeley; Ahn, Tae-Hyuk [ORNL; Xu, Dong [University of Missouri, Columbia; Hettich, Robert {Bob} L [ORNL; Banfield, Jillian F. [University of California, Berkeley; Pan, Chongle [ORNL


    Detailed characterization of posttranslational modifications (PTMs) of proteins in microbial communities remains a significant challenge. Here we directly identify and quantify a broad range of PTMs (hydroxylation, methylation, citrullination, acetylation, phosphorylation, methylthiolation, S-nitrosylation and nitration) in a natural microbial community from an acid mine drainage site. Approximately 29% of the identified proteins of the dominant Leptospirillum group II bacteria are modified, and 43% of modified proteins carry multiple PTM types. Most PTM events, except S-nitrosylations, have low fractional occupancy. Notably, PTM events are detected on Cas proteins involved in antiviral defense, an aspect of Cas biochemistry not considered previously. Further, Cas PTM profiles from Leptospirillum group II differ in early versus mature biofilms. PTM patterns are divergent on orthologues of two closely related, but ecologically differentiated, Leptospirillum group II bacteria. Our results highlight the prevalence and dynamics of PTMs of proteins, with potential significance for ecological adaptation and microbial evolution.

  11. Analysis of 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Requirements for Residential Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri

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    Lucas, Robert G.


    The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) contains several major improvements in energy efficiency over the 2006 IECC. The notable changes are: (1) Improved duct sealing verified by testing the duct system; (2) Increased duct insulation; (3) Improvement of window U-factors from 0.40 to 0.35; and (4) Efficient lighting requirements. An analysis of these changes resulted in estimated annual energy cost savings of about $145 a year for an average new house. Construction cost increases are estimated at $655. Home owners will experience an annual cost savings of close to $100 a year because reduction to energy bills will more than compensate for increased mortgage payments and other costs.

  12. Non-Convex Utility Maximization in Gaussian MISO Broadcast and Interference Channels

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    Rossi, M; Simeone, O; Haimovich, A M


    Utility (e.g., sum-rate) maximization for multiantenna broadcast and interference channels (with one antenna at the receivers) is known to be in general a non-convex problem, if one limits the scope to linear (beamforming) strategies at transmitter and receivers. In this paper, it is shown that, under some standard assumptions, most notably that the utility function is decreasing with the interference levels at the receivers, a global optimal solution can be found with reduced complexity via a suitably designed Branch-and-Bound method. Although infeasible for real-time implementation, this procedure enables a non-heuristic and systematic assessment of suboptimal techniques. A suboptimal strategy is then proposed that, when applied to sum-rate maximization, reduces to the well-known distributed pricing techniques. Finally, numerical results are provided that compare global optimal solutions with suboptimal (pricing) techniques for sum-rate maximization problems, leading to insight into issues such as the robus...

  13. Phonon-assisted robust and deterministic two-photon biexciton preparation in a quantum dot

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    S. Bounouar; M. Müller; A. M. Barth; M. Glässl; V. M. Axt; P. Michler


    We investigate both experimentally and theoretically a simple yet more robust and flexible alternative to Rabi oscillation-type biexciton preparation protocols traditionally used for semiconductor quantum dots. The quantum dot is excited by a strong laser pulse positively detuned from the two-photon resonance yielding an on demand initialization of the biexciton state by making use of the phonon-induced thermalization of the photon dressed states. It is shown that for excitation pulses in the picosecond range, a stable and high fidelity of up to $f_{XX}=0.98\\pm 0.01$ is reached. Notably, the generated photons show similar coherence properties as measured in the resonant two-photon scheme. This protocol is a powerful tool for the control of complex solid state systems combining radiative cascades, entanglement and resonant cavity modes.

  14. Conditions and evidence for non-integrability in the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Hamiltonian

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    Sergi Simon


    This is an example of application of Ziglin-Morales-Ramis algebraic studies in Hamiltonian integrability, more speci?cally the result by Morales, Ramis and Sim\\'o on higher-order variational equations, to the well-known Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological model. A previous paper by the author formalises said variational systems in such a way allowing the simple expression of notable elements of the differential Galois group needed to study integrability. Using this formalisation and an alternative method already used by other authors, we find sufficient conditions whose fulfillment would entail very simple proofs of non-integrability -- both for the complete Hamiltonian, a goal already achieved by other means by Coelho et al, and for a special open case attracting recent attention.

  15. All-integer integer programming

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    Harrington, Paul Larry


    solution, causes F(X) to be de- creased by the amount 17 m k I (i) ik (2. 17) Simultaneously, each increase in xk means the objective function is increased by an amount ck. The net effect on F(X) is conventionally stated as m k k (i) ik k i=1.... Subtract, if a & 0 or add if a, & 0, respective a, ; j = 1, . . . , nr k, multiples of column p from or to respective columns p, ; j=l, . . . , npk? J th to make zeroes out of all but the pivot element in the g row. These steps efficiently apply...

  16. A nutritional evaluation of sterile and fertile lines of seven sorghum varieties

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    Hart, Steven P


    sorghum varie- ties were grown: CK 60, Martin, Redlan (grain varieties); Texioca 63wx, CK 60wx (waxy endosperm varieties); Atlas and Neb. 4692 (for- age sorghums). They were harvested at the following five stages of maturity: boot stage, midbloom... & . 05) green matter (GM) and DM than grain or waxy varieties due to greater stem yield and greater leaf yield (P - . 05). Forage varieties were lower in DM due to in- creased proportion of stems and decreased proportion of gra~n. Atlas yielded...

  17. Control vectors for splines

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    Kosinka, Ji?i; Sabin, Malcolm A.; Dodgson, Neil A.


    ), but every control point Pi is associated with a sharpness si. If a non-integer value of sharpness s is required, one can use linear interpolation between the results corresponding to ?s? and ?s?. In the real world, creases on objects are typically semi... vertices present an interesting avenue for future research. It should also be noted that our framework is not limited to sur- faces and subdivision schemes based on quadrilaterals. For exam- ple, in the spirit of Fig. 5, the combination of the approximating...

  18. Vibronic fine structure in high-resolution x-ray absorption spectra from ion-bombarded boron nitride nanotubes

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    Petravic, Mladen; Peter, Robert; Varasanec, Marijana [Department of Physics and Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies, University of Rijeka, 51000 Rijeka (Croatia); Li Luhua; Chen Ying [Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, 3217 (Australia); Cowie, Bruce C. C. [Australian Synchrotron, Clayton VIC 3168 (Australia)


    The authors have applied high-resolution near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure measurements around the nitrogen K-edge to study the effects of ion-bombardment on near-surface properties of boron nitride nanotubes. A notable difference has been observed between surface sensitive partial electron yield (PEY) and bulk sensitive total electron yield (TEY) fine-structure measurements. The authors assign the PEY fine structure to the coupling of excited molecular vibrational modes to electronic transitions in NO molecules trapped just below the surface. Oxidation resistance of the boron nitride nanotubes is significantly reduced by low energy ion bombardment, as broken B-N bonds are replaced by N-O bonds involving oxygen present in the surface region. In contrast to the PEY spectra, the bulk sensitive TEY measurements on as-grown samples do not exhibit any fine structure while the ion-bombarded samples show a clear vibronic signature of molecular nitrogen.

  19. Charge-state-correlated cross sections for electron loss, capture, and ionization in C{sup 3+}-Ne collisions

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    Kirchner, T. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, TU Clausthal, Leibnizstrasse 10, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany); Santos, A.C.F.; Sant'Anna, M.M. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cx. Postal 68528, Rio de Janeiro 21941-972 (Brazil); Luna, H.; Sigaud, G.M.; Montenegro, E.C. [Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22452-970 (Brazil); Melo, W.S. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora 36036-330 (Brazil)


    Charge-state-correlated total cross sections for projectile-electron loss, capture, and target ionization in C{sup 3+}-Ne collisions have been measured and calculated at absolute energies in the few MeV regime. The calculations are based on a recently proposed coupled mean-field approach which combines a set of nonperturbative single-particle calculations for the initial projectile electrons with another one for the initial target electrons. The basis generator method has been used to solve these equations. Very good overall agreement between experimental and theoretical data is found, which provides further evidence for the applicability of the approach to rather complex many-electron collision systems. One notable exception is the cross section for elastic projectile-electron loss associated with no change of the target charge state. In this case, the theoretical and experimental results differ qualitatively.

  20. Alkylating agent methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) induces a wave of global protein hyperacetylation: Implications in cancer cell death

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    Lee, Min-Young [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Myoung-Ae [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hyun-Ju [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of); Bae, Yoe-Sik [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of); Park, Joo-In [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of); Kwak, Jong-Young [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Jay H. [Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics, NHLBI, NIH, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (United States); Yun, Jeanho [Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, 3-1, Dongdaeshin-Dong, Seo-Gu, Busan 602-714, South Korea (Korea, Republic of)]. E-mail:


    Protein acetylation modification has been implicated in many cellular processes but the direct evidence for the involvement of protein acetylation in signal transduction is very limited. In the present study, we found that an alkylating agent methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) induces a robust and reversible hyperacetylation of both cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins during the early phase of the cellular response to MMS. Notably, the acetylation level upon MMS treatment was strongly correlated with the susceptibility of cancer cells, and the enhancement of MMS-induced acetylation by histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors was shown to increase the cellular susceptibility. These results suggest protein acetylation is important for the cell death signal transduction pathway and indicate that the use of HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of cancer is relevant.

  1. Influence of wettability on liquid water transport in gas diffusion layer of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)

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    Hamza Chraibi; L. Ceballos; M. Prat; Michel Quintard; Alexandre Vabre


    Water management is a key factor that limits PEFC's performance. We show how insights into this problem can be gained from pore-scale simulations of water invasion in a model fibrous medium. We explore the influence of contact angle on the water invasion pattern and water saturation at breakthrough and show that a dramatic change in the invasion pattern, from fractal to compact, occurs as the system changes from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. Then, we explore the case of a system of mixed wettability, i.e. containing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic pores. The saturation at breakthrough is studied as a function of the fraction of hydrophilic pores. The results are discussed in relation with the water management problem, the optimal design of a GDL and the fuel cell performance degradation mechanisms. We outline how the study could be extended to 3D systems, notably from binarised images of GDLs obtained by X ray microtomography.

  2. Effect of Mg codoping on Eu{sup 3+} luminescence in GaN grown by ammonia molecular beam epitaxy

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    Takagi, Yasufumi [Central Research Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 434-8601 (Japan); Suwa, Takanobu; Sekiguchi, Hiroto; Wakahara, Akihiro [Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580 (Japan); Okada, Hiroshi [Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580 (Japan); Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580 (Japan)


    The effect of Mg codoping on the Eu{sup 3+} luminescence in GaN was investigated by photoluminescence measurements. Two notable emission peaks associated with the {sup 5}D{sub 0}{yields}{sup 7}F{sub 2} transition in the Eu{sup 3+} ions were governed by Mg codopants, which corresponded to the change of the dominant peak wavelength from 622.3 to 620.3 nm with an increase in Mg concentration. An optimal amount of Mg also led to enhancement of approximately 20 times of the Eu{sup 3+} luminescence. These results indicated that the Mg codopants selectively activated the optical site of 620.3 nm emission due to the elimination of nonradiative deexcitation paths from the {sup 5}D{sub 0} state.

  3. Investigation of Temperature Dependent Optical Modes in GexAs35-xSe65 Thin Films: Structure Specific Raman, FIR and Optical Absorption Spectroscopy

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    Khan, Pritam; Joshy, Abin; Sathe, Vasant; Deshpande, Uday; Adarsh, K V


    In this article, we present a comprehensive study of temperature and composition dependent Raman spectroscopy of GexAs35-xSe65 thin films to understand different structural units responsible for optical properties. Strikingly, our experimental results uncover the ratio of GeSe4/2 tetrahedral and AsSe3/2 pyramidal units in GexAs35-xSe65 thin films and their linear scaling relationship with temperature and x. An important notable outcome of our study is the formation of Se8 rings at lower temperatures. Our experimental results further provide interesting optical features, thermally and compositionally tunable optical absorption spectra. Detailed structure specific FIR data at room temperature also present direct information on the structural units in consistent with Raman data. We foresee that our studies are useful in determining the lightinduced response of these films and also for their potential applications in optics and optoelectronics.

  4. Thunderstorm characteristics displayed with three-dimensional digital radar data and digital goes infrared data

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    McAnelly, Ray Lewis


    of flash- flooding and severe local storm events (tornadoes, large hail, or strong surface winds) could be a factor in reducing the frequency of storm-related deaths and minimizing property damage, an effort to de- velop more accurate forecasting... researchers who analyzed severe local storms by the CAZM technique. Several fea- tures, such as a 1ow-level bounded weak echo region (BWER) and the de- crease with time of upper-level reflectivity, were found to correlate with severe weather events...

  5. Effect of interfacial oxide layers on the current-voltage characteristics of Al-Si contacts

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    Nishizono, Taira


    reported (24). Silicon- Schottky-barrier solar cells having a carefully grown oxide layer in- creased the open-circuit voltage. Also, the minority-carrier injection efficiency of silicon-Schottky diodes were increased by a similar thin-oxide film (25...: Dr. W, A. Porter An experimental study has been made of aluminum-silicon contacts D with very thin interfacial oxide layers (15-100A) and various surface 16 20 impurity concentrations (10 ? 10 atoms/cm ) for both n and p-type silicon...

  6. The use of dietary antibiotics and implanted ovarian hormones on self fed, fattening lambs

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    Packett, Leonard V


    Combination o f These, , 'ate rial s The Effects of ChlortetracYcline and Hormone ' upon the Average Paily , '-'. alt and Eater Con sar. ption on '/. ether Lambs, Experiment I . . . . . . . $5 Note ir crease in size of q-enitc-uri;. ar. . ; tracts... and fettering lambs. Feeder lambs receiving 5 and 15 r. g. of chlortet- racycline daily had. a higher rate of gain and re-uired and 20 per cent, respectively, less concentrate per unit gain than did their controls. Jordan (1952) found no adverse effects...

  7. Tax aspects of collapsible corporations

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    Lehmann, Herman August


    which do not represent accumulated earnings will be 25 per- cent of thc gain only if he neld his stock more than six months. 'ihis compares with the tax on ordinary income at rates which range from 20 4 percent to 91 percent for an individual... capi+al ~crease arising from unrealized appreciation. It is frequently referred to as a di~idend from revaluation "surplus. " A dividend from unrealized appreciation is frequently held to be legal ln the states in which the limitaticn as to d vidends...

  8. The effect of mechanical strain on the radiation-coloration of potassium chloride

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    Everett, James Eugene


    but clamping it in a vise securely enough to apply a considerable tension provod difficult. After trying several methods of' clamping and applying tension, it was found that s pair of battery clamps would hold tho sample while tension was applied.... As the tension was increased, the clamping force holding the sample was i?creased nnd this "biting" action uf the battery clamps prevented the sample from slipping free as the tension was increased. The sample was subjected to intonse forces of compression...

  9. Residential, Commercial, and Utility-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices in the United States: Current Drivers and Cost-Reduction Opportunities

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    Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Woodhouse, M.


    The price of photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States (i.e., the cost to the system owner) has dropped precipitously in recent years, led by substantial reductions in global PV module prices. However, system cost reductions are not necessarily realized or realized in a timely manner by many customers. Many reasons exist for the apparent disconnects between installation costs, component prices, and system prices; most notable is the impact of fair market value considerations on system prices. To guide policy and research and development strategy decisions, it is necessary to develop a granular perspective on the factors that underlie PV system prices and to eliminate subjective pricing parameters. This report's analysis of the overnight capital costs (cash purchase) paid for PV systems attempts to establish an objective methodology that most closely approximates the book value of PV system assets.

  10. Instrumentation and process control development for in situ coal gasification. Seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth quarterly reports, December 1978 through August 1979

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    Glass, R.E. (ed.)


    The second phase of the Hanna IV In Situ Coal Gasification Test, Hanna IV-B, was initiated on April 20, 1979. The reverse combustion linking process was completed July 13, 1979, and gasification began July 28, 1979. Sandia Laboratories is providing support by fielding and monitoring diagnostic and remote monitoring instrumentation techniques. All techniques are supported by a minicomputer-based, field data acquisition system developed for this application which provides on-site, real-time reduction, analysis and display of the experimental data. Results to date show the development of at least three links, and the progress of the gasification front is being monitored. There have also been developments in hardware for use in the planned Hoe Creek III experiment, notably an inverted thermocouple string with a lateral transmission device. To support all field activities an in-house computing system with complete data base storage capability has been assembled.

  11. How managing more efficiently substances in the design process of industrial products? An example from the aeronautics sector

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    Lemagnen, Maud; Brissaud, Daniel


    Lowering environmental impacts of products, i.e. ecodesign, is considered today as a new and promising approach environment protection. This article focuses on ecodesign in the aeronautical sector through the analysis of the practices of a company that designs and produces engine equipments. Noise, gas emissions, fuel consumptions are the main environmental aspects which are targeted by aeronautics. From now on, chemical risk linked to the use of materials and production processes has to be traced, not only because of regulation pressure (e.g. REACh) but also because of customers requirements. So far, the aeronautical sector hasn't been focusing much on managing chemical risks at the design stage. However, new substances regulations notably require that chemical risk management should be by industries used as early as possible in their product development process. The aeronautics sector has therefore to elaborate new chemical risk management. The aim of this paper is to present a new method hat should be adap...

  12. autologous human peripheral: Topics by E-print Network

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    significant. Two subjects continued to have de- creased cell Lieberman, Judy 6 Helicobacter pylori Induces Activation of Human Peripheral cd+ T Lymphocytes CiteSeer...


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    R. Rohe; T. N. Tranter


    Beryllium plays important roles in nuclear facilities. Its neutron multiplication capability and low atomic weight make it very useful as a reflector in fission reactors. Its low atomic number and high chemical affinity for oxygen have led to its consideration as a plasma-facing material in fusion reactors. In both applications, the beryllium and the impurities in it become activated by neutrons, transmuting them to radionuclides, some of which are long-lived and difficult to dispose of. Also, gas production, notably helium and tritium, results in swelling, embrittlement, and cracking, which means that the beryllium must be replaced periodically, especially in fission reactors where dimensional tolerances must be maintained. It has long been known that neutron activation of inherent iron and cobalt in the beryllium results in significant {sup 60}Co activity. In 2001, it was discovered that activation of naturally occurring contaminants in the beryllium creates sufficient {sup 14}C and {sup 94}Nb to render the irradiated beryllium 'Greater-Than-Class-C' for disposal in U.S. radioactive waste facilities. It was further found that there was sufficient uranium impurity in beryllium that had been used in fission reactors up to that time that the irradiated beryllium had become transuranic in character, making it even more difficult to dispose of. In this paper we review the extent of the disposal issue, processes that have been investigated or considered for improving the disposability of irradiated beryllium, and approaches for recycling.

  14. Identified Particle Spectra for Au+Au Collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 200 GeV from STAR, PHENIX and BRAHMS in Comparison to Core-Corona Model Predictions

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    C. Schreiber; K. Werner; J. Aichelin


    The core-corona model describes quite successfully the centrality dependence of multiplicity and $$ of identified particles observed in heavy ion reaction at beam energies between $\\sqrt{s}$ = 17 GeV and 200 GeV. Also the centrality dependence of the elliptic flow, $v_2$, for all charged and identified particles could be explained in this model. Here we extend this analysis and study the centrality dependence of single particle spectra of identified particles. We concentrate here on protons, antiprotons, kaons and pions which have all been measured by the PHENIX, STAR and BRAHMS collaborations. We find that an analysis of the spectra in the core-corona model suffers from differences in the data published by the different experimental groups, notably for the pp collisions. For each experience the data agree well with the prediction of the core-corona model but the value of the two necessary parameters depends onthe experiments.


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    Hillenbrand, Lynne A. [Astrophysics Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Knapp, Gillian R. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Padgett, Deborah L.; McGehee, Peregrine M. [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Rebull, Luisa M. [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)


    Archival spectra from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey of two optically faint flat-spectrum protostars, IRAS 04369+2539 and IRAS 05451+0037, show strong emission-line features including-notably-clear and broad emission across several molecular bands of TiO and VO. The molecular emission is indicative of dense, warm circumstellar gas and has been seen previously in only one object: the flat-spectrum protostar IRAS 20496+4354 during a strong optical outburst (PTF 10nvg). The presence of broad molecular emission features in two additional objects having similar mid-infrared properties (but not known to be undergoing outbursts) could provide new insight into phases of rapid accretion/outflow at early stages of the protoplanetary disk. At present, the relevant geometry and the formation or heating mechanisms responsible for the observed TiO/VO cooling emission remain unexplained.

  16. Depressive and anxiety disorders in primary care: factors affecting physicians' use of screening information

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    Maner, Ashley Meredith


    to logistic and multiple regression analyses, most notably severity of the psychiatric disorder and number of somatic complaints. The impact of demographic, psychiatric, and physical health factors varied greatly depending on the specific management activity...

  17. Nature's objects : geology, aesthetics, and the understanding of materiality in eighteenth-century Britain and France

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    Ferng, Jennifer Hsiao-Mei


    Explorations of aesthetic design and scientific experimentation have traditionally relied upon the natural world as a source of inspiration. Notably absent from previous studies of the eighteenth century is the dynamic ...

  18. Signal processing and transduction in plant cells: the end of the beginning? 

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    Gilroy, Simon; Trewavas, Anthony J

    Plants have a very different lifestyle to animals, and one might expect that unique molecules and processes would underpin plant-cell signal transduction. But, with a few notable exceptions, the list is remarkably ...

  19. Authentication in the Clouds: A Framework and its Application to Mobile Users

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    .00. With bank accounts, health records, corporate intellectual property and politically sensitive information. For instance, it is often not practical to require security-related computation that notably limits battery

  20. Size-dependent mechanical properties of beta-structures in protein materials

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    Keten, Sinan


    Protein materials such as spider silk can be exceptionally strong, and they can stretch tremendously before failure. Notably, silks are made entirely of proteins, which owe their structure and stability to weak molecular ...

  1. Local Co Structure in Epitaxial Cox Ti-xO-x Anatase. | EMSL

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    out to date have borne out this prediciton. One notable exception is that of Mn-doped GaN, which grows n-type by gas-source molecular beam epitaxy under certain conditions, and...

  2. Pebble-Bed Simulation1 5.1 Introduction

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    Rycroft, Chris H.

    , notably China [110] (HTR-10 [58]) and South Africa [97] (PBMR [5]), which plan large-scale deployment Nuclear Plant of the Department of Energy. A notable feature of MPBR (also 1 This chapter is based in 2006. See for more details. 113 #12;present in the original South African design

  3. Shear banding in soft glassy materials

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    Suzanne M. Fielding


    Many soft materials, including foams, dense emulsions, micro gel bead suspensions, star polymers, dense packing of surfactant onion micelles, and textured morphologies of liquid crystals, share the basic "glassy" features of structural disorder and metastability. These in turn give rise to several notable features in the low frequency shear rheology (deformation and flow properties) of these materials: in particular, the existence of a yield stress below which the material behaves like a solid, and above which it flows like a liquid. In the last decade, intense experimental activity has also revealed that these materials often display a phenomenon known as shear banding, in which the flow profile across the shear cell exhibits macroscopic bands of different viscosity. Two distinct classes of yield stress fluid have been identified: those in which the shear bands apparently persist permanently (for as long as the flow remains applied), and those in which banding arises only transiently during a process in which a steady flowing state is established out of an initial rest state (for example, in a shear startup or step stress experiment). After surveying the motivating experimental data, we describe recent progress in addressing it theoretically, using the soft glassy rheology model and a simple fluidity model. We also briefly place these theoretical approaches in the context of others in the literature, including elasto-plastic models, shear transformation zone theories, and molecular dynamics simulations. We discuss finally some challenges that remain open to theory and experiment alike.

  4. A Critical Analysis of the Viability and Impacts of Solar Energy Carve-Outs in Renewable Portfolio Standards

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    Anderson, Aaron D.


    Numerous states have implemented legislation to advance the use of specific renewable energy resources, most notably solar. However, solar energy is accompanied by several deficiencies – including high costs, limited ...

  5. Role of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) in organophosphate metabolism: Implications in neurodegenerative diseases

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    Androutsopoulos, Vasilis P. [Center of Toxicology Science and Research, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete (Greece)] [Center of Toxicology Science and Research, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Kanavouras, Konstantinos [Laboratory of Neurological Sciences, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete (Greece)] [Laboratory of Neurological Sciences, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Tsatsakis, Aristidis M., E-mail: [Center of Toxicology Science and Research, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete (Greece)


    Organophosphate pesticides are a class of compounds that are widely used in agricultural and rural areas. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is a phase-I enzyme that is involved in the hydrolysis of organophosphate esters. Environmental poisoning by organophosphate compounds has been the main driving force of previous research on PON1 enzymes. Recent discoveries in animal models have revealed the important role of the enzyme in lipid metabolism. However although PON1 function is well established in experimental models, the contribution of PON1 in neurodegenerative diseases remains unclear. In this minireview we summarize the involvement of PON1 genotypes in the occurrence of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. A brief overview of latest epidemiological studies, regarding the two most important PON1 coding region polymorphisms PON1-L55M and PON1-Q192R is presented. Positive and negative associations of PON1 with disease occurrence are reported. Notably the MM and RR alleles contribute a risk enhancing effect for the development of some neurodegenerative diseases, which may be explained by the reduced lipoprotein free radical scavenging activity that may give rise to neuronal damage, through distinct mechanism. Conflicting findings that fail to support this postulate may represent the human population ethnic heterogeneity, different sample size and environmental parameters affecting PON1 status. We conclude that further epidemiological studies are required in order to address the exact contribution of PON1 genome in combination with organophosphate exposure in populations with neurodegenerative diseases.

  6. Melting efficiency in fusion welding

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    Fuerschbach, P.W.


    Basic to our knowledge of the science of welding is an understanding of the melting efficiency, which indicates how much of the heat deposited by the welding process is used to produce melting. Recent calorimetric studies of GTAW, PAW, and LBW processes have measured the net heat input to the part thereby quantifying the energy transfer efficiency and in turn permitting an accurate determination of the melting efficiency. It is indicated that the weld process variables can dramatically affect the melting efficiency. This limiting value is shown to depend on the weld heat flow geometry as predicted by analytical solutions to the heat flow equation and as demonstrated by the recent empirical data. A new dimensionless parameter is used to predict the melting efficiency and is shown to correlate extremely well with recent empirical data. This simple prediction methodology is notable because it requires only a knowledge of the weld schedule and the material properties in order to estimate melting efficiency. 22 refs., 16 figs.

  7. Oil and gas developments in central and southern Africa in 1982

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    McGrew, H.J.


    Exploratory activity in central and southern Africa continued to be strong during 1982. Seismic operations decreased, but there was a marked increase in the amount of aeromagnetic control obtained. Oil production continued the drop which began in 1981 due to the world oversupply. There were few new concessions taken by the international oil companies. Several small projects required the acquisition of relatively small amounts of land. A notable exception was in Gabon where Tenneco and Amoco have gained strong land positions. The east African countries are preparing for increased land acquisition. Seismic activity declined from 365 party-months in 1981 to 296 party-months in 1982. The amount of control obtained, however, increased substantially to 127,518 km. The acquisition of 3-D control increased by about 50% during the year as this technique was being used more commonly to delineate structures prior to development drilling. Forty-eight new-field wildcats resulted in discoveries, compared with 44 the previous year. There were 281 development wells. In all, 464 wells were drilled to account for 3.6 million ft of hole. Oil production was 662,871,768 bbl, a decrease of 5.8% from 1981. Cumulative production has now exceeded 11 billion bbl.

  8. Packing frustration in dense confined fluids

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    Kim Nygård; Sten Sarman; Roland Kjellander


    Packing frustration for confined fluids, i.e., the incompatibility between the preferred packing of the fluid particles and the packing constraints imposed by the confining surfaces, is studied for a dense hard-sphere fluid confined between planar hard surfaces at short separations. The detailed mechanism for the frustration is investigated via an analysis of the anisotropic pair distributions of the confined fluid, as obtained from integral equation theory for inhomogeneous fluids at pair correlation level within the anisotropic Percus-Yevick approximation. By examining the mean forces that arise from interparticle collisions around the periphery of each particle in the slit, we calculate the principal components of the mean force for the density profile - each component being the sum of collisional forces on a particle's hemisphere facing either surface. The variations of these components with the slit width give rise to rather intricate changes in the layer structure between the surfaces, but, as shown in this paper, the basis of these variations can be easily understood qualitatively and often also semi-quantitatively. It is found that the ordering of the fluid is in essence governed locally by the packing constraints at each single solid-fluid interface. A simple superposition of forces due to the presence of each surface gives surprisingly good estimates of the density profiles, but there remain nontrivial confinement effects that cannot be explained by superposition, most notably the magnitude of the excess adsorption of particles in the slit relative to bulk.

  9. Determination of the total level of nitrosamines in select consumer products in Lagos area of Nigeria

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    Coker, H.A.B.; Thomas, A.E.; Akintonwa, A. (Univ. of Lagos (Nigeria))


    For some time there has been a considerable interest and growing concern in the extent of contamination of food items by N-nitrosamines because of the known carcinogenicity and mutagenicity of these compounds. Nitrosamines can be derived from the interaction of organic secondary and tertiary amines with nitrite, nitrate under reducing conditions, low pH values or nitrous gases. In Nigeria, the present harsh economic conditions have somewhat influenced the emergence of different kinds of socioeconomic attitude in Nigerians. There is now high incidence of adulteration of many consumer products. Faking of assorted consumables and pharmaceuticals, notably drugs, is a common feature, all in attempt to cut corners. It is a common practice amongst the local people to use certain chemicals as preservatives, colorants and flavorants without taking cognizance of the long-term health and toxicological hazards posed to the citizenry by these foreign agents. Recent work in the authors' laboratory had shown the presence of N-nitrosamines in some consumer products and it was therefore thought that a more thorough investigation and survey of as many foods and drinks as possible in the Lagos metropolis for contamination by nitrosamines might present a more revealing picture.

  10. Essential Ingredients in Core-collapse Supernovae

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    Hix, William Raphael [ORNL; Lentz, E. J. [University of Tennessee (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Endeve, Eirik [ORNL; Baird, Mark L [ORNL; Chertkow, Merek A [ORNL; Harris, James A [ORNL; Messer, Bronson [ORNL; Mezzacappa, Anthony [ORNL; Bruenn, S. W. [Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Blondin, J. M. [North Carolina State University


    Marking the inevitable death of a massive star, and the birth of a neutron star or black hole, core-collapse supernovae bring together physics at a wide range in spatial scales, from kilometer-sized hydrodynamic motions (eventually growing to gigameter scale) down to femtometer scale nuclear reactions. Carrying 10$^{44}$ joules of kinetic energy and a rich-mix of newly synthesized atomic nuclei, core-collapse supernovae are the preeminent foundries of the nuclear species which make up ourselves and our solar system. We will discuss our emerging understanding of the convectively unstable, neutrino-driven explosion mechanism, based on increasingly realistic neutrino-radiation hydrodynamic simulations that include progressively better nuclear and particle physics. Recent multi-dimensional models with spectral neutrino transport from several research groups, which slowly develop successful explosions for a range of progenitors, have motivated changes in our understanding of the neutrino reheating mechanism. In a similar fashion, improvements in nuclear physics, most notably explorations of weak interactions on nuclei and the nuclear equation of state, continue to refine our understanding of how supernovae explode. Recent progress on both the macroscopic and microscopic effects that affect core-collapse supernovae are discussed.

  11. Essential ingredients in core-collapse supernovae

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    Hix, W. Raphael [Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6354 (United States) [Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6354 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (United States); Lentz, Eric J.; Chertkow, M. Austin; Harris, J. Austin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (United States); Endeve, Eirik [Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6008 (United States)] [Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6008 (United States); Baird, Mark [Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6003 (United States)] [Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6003 (United States); Messer, O. E. Bronson [Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6354 (United States) [Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6354 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (United States); Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831-6008 (United States); Mezzacappa, Anthony [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (United States) [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (United States); Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6173 (United States); Bruenn, Stephen [Department of Physics, Florida Atlantic University, 777 W Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Florida Atlantic University, 777 W Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 (United States); Blondin, John [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8202 (United States)] [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8202 (United States)


    Carrying 10{sup 44} joules of kinetic energy and a rich mix of newly synthesized atomic nuclei, core-collapse supernovae are the preeminent foundries of the nuclear species which make up our solar system and ourselves. Signaling the inevitable death of a massive star, and the birth of a neutron star or black hole, core-collapse supernovae combine physics over a wide range in spatial scales, from kilometer-sized hydrodynamic motions (eventually growing to gigameter scale) down to femtometer-scale nuclear reactions. We will discuss our emerging understanding of the convectively-unstable, neutrino-driven explosion mechanism, based on increasingly realistic neutrino radiation hydrodynamic simulations that include progressively better nuclear and particle physics. Multi-dimensional models with spectral neutrino transport from several research groups, which slowly develop successful explosions for a range of progenitors, have recently motivated changes in our understanding of the neutrino reheating mechanism. In a similar fashion, improvements in nuclear physics, most notably explorations of weak interactions on nuclei and the nuclear equation of state, continue to refine our understanding of the births of neutron stars and the supernovae that result. Recent progress on both the macroscopic and microscopic effects that affect core-collapse supernovae are discussed.

  12. Axin localizes to mitotic spindles and centrosomes in mitotic cells

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    Kim, Shi-Mun; Choi, Eun-Jin; Song, Ki-Joon [Laboratory of Cell Biology, Department of Microbiology and Bank for Pathogenic Virus, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, 136-705 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sewoon; Seo, Eunjeong; Jho, Eek-Hoon [Department of Life Science, University of Seoul, Seoul, 130-743 (Korea, Republic of); Kee, Sun-Ho [Laboratory of Cell Biology, Department of Microbiology and Bank for Pathogenic Virus, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, 136-705 (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail:


    Wnt signaling plays critical roles in cell proliferation and carcinogenesis. In addition, numerous recent studies have shown that various Wnt signaling components are involved in mitosis and chromosomal instability. However, the role of Axin, a negative regulator of Wnt signaling, in mitosis has remained unclear. Using monoclonal antibodies against Axin, we found that Axin localizes to the centrosome and along mitotic spindles. This localization was suppressed by siRNA specific for Aurora A kinase and by Aurora kinase inhibitor. Interestingly, Axin over-expression altered the subcellular distribution of Plk1 and of phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase (GSK3{beta}) without producing any notable changes in cellular phenotype. In the presence of Aurora kinase inhibitor, Axin over-expression induced the formation of cleavage furrow-like structures and of prominent astral microtubules lacking midbody formation in a subset of cells. Our results suggest that Axin modulates distribution of Axin-associated proteins such as Plk1 and GSK3{beta} in an expression level-dependent manner and these interactions affect the mitotic process, including cytokinesis under certain conditions, such as in the presence of Aurora kinase inhibitor.

  13. The Pin Groups in Physics: C, P, and T

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    M. Berg; C. DeWitt-Morette; S. Gwo; E. Kramer


    We review the role in physics of the Pin groups, double covers of the full Lorentz group. Pin(1,3) is to O(1,3) what Spin(1,3) is to SO(1,3). The existence of two Pin groups offers a classification of fermions based on their properties under space or time reversal finer than the classification based on their properties under orientation preserving Lorentz transformations -- provided one can design experiments that distinguish the two types of fermions. Many promising experimental setups give, for one reason or another, identical results for both types of fermions. Two notable positive results show that the existence of two Pin groups is relevant to physics: 1) In a neutrinoless double beta decay, the neutrino emitted and reabsorbed in the course of the interaction can only be described in terms of Pin(3,1). 2) If a space is topologically nontrivial, the vacuum expectation values of Fermi currents defined on this space can be totally different when described in terms of Pin(1,3) and Pin(3,1). Possibly more important than the two above predictions, the Pin groups provide a simple framework for the study of fermions; they make possible clear definitions of intrinsic parities and time reversal. A section on Pin groups in arbitrary spacetime dimensions is included.

  14. Emissions Benefits of Distributed Generation in the Texas Market

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    Hadley, SW


    One potential benefit of distributed generation (DG) is a net reduction in air emissions. While DG will produce emissions, most notably carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the power it displaces might have produced more. This study used a system dispatch model developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to simulate the 2012 Texas power market with and without DG. This study compares the reduction in system emissions to the emissions from the DG to determine the net savings. Some of the major findings are that 85% of the electricity displaced by DG during peak hours will be simple cycle natural gas, either steam or combustion turbine. Even with DG running as baseload, 57% of electricity displaced will be simple cycle natural gas. Despite the retirement of some gas-fired steam units and the construction of many new gas turbine and combined cycle units, the marginal emissions from the system remain quite high (1.4 lb NO{sub x}/MWh on peak and 1.1 lb NO{sub x}/MWh baseload) compared to projected DG emissions. Consequently, additions of DG capacity will reduce emissions in Texas from power generation in 2012. Using the DG exhaust heat for combined heat and power provides an even greater benefit, since it eliminates further boiler emissions while adding none over what would be produced while generating electricity. Further studies are warranted concerning the robustness of the result with changes in fuel prices, demands, and mixes of power generating technology.

  15. Supernova Sweeping and Black-Hole Feedback in Elliptical Galaxies

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    Voit, G M; O'Shea, B W; Bryan, G L; Sun, M; Werner, N


    Most of the massive elliptical galaxies in the universe stopped forming stars billions of years ago, even though plenty of hot gas remains available for star formation. Here we present compelling evidence indicating that quenching of star formation depends on both black-hole feedback and Type Ia supernova heating. We analyze Chandra X-ray observations of ten massive ellipticals, five with extended, potentially star-forming multiphase gas and five single-phase ellipticals with no star formation. The ratio of cooling time to freefall time at 1--10 kpc in the multiphase galaxies is tc/tff ~10, indicating that precipitation-driven feedback limits cooling but does not eliminate condensation. In the same region of the single-phase galaxies, the radial profiles of gas entropy are consistent with a thermally stable (tc/tff > 20) supernova-driven outflow that sweeps stellar ejecta out of the galaxy. However, in one of those single-phase ellipticals (NGC 4261) we find tc/tff < 10 at < 300 pc. Notably, its jets ar...

  16. Optimal Estimation of States in Quantum Image Processing

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    Mario Mastriani


    An optimal estimator of quantum states based on a modified Kalman Filter is presented in this work. Such estimator acts after state measurement, allowing to obtain an optimal estimation of quantum state resulting in the output of any quantum image algorithm. Besides, a new criteria, logic, and arithmetic based on projections onto vertical axis of Bloch Sphere exclusively are presented too. This approach will allow us: 1) a simpler development of logic and arithmetic quantum operations, where they will closer to those used in the classical digital image processing algorithms, 2) building simple and robust classical-to-quantum and quantum-to-classical interfaces. Said so far is extended to quantum algorithms outside image processing too. In a special section on metrics and simulations, three new metrics based on the comparison between the classical and quantum versions algorithms for filtering and edge detection of images are presented. Notable differences between the results of classical and quantum versions of such algorithms (outside and inside of quantum computer, respectively) show the need for modeling state and measurement noise inside estimation scheme.


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    Dirienzo, William J.; Indebetouw, Remy [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Brogan, Crystal; Friesen, Rachel K. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Cyganowski, Claudia J. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Churchwell, Ed, E-mail: [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 N Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)


    We investigated six H II regions with infrared, bright rimmed bubble or cometary morphology, in search of quantitative evidence for triggered star formation, both collect and collapse and radiatively driven implosion (RDI). We identified and classified 458 young stellar objects (YSOs) in and around the H II regions. YSOs were determined by fitting a collection of radiative transfer model spectral energy distributions to infrared photometry for a large sample of point sources. We determined areas where there exist enhanced populations of relatively unevolved YSOs on the bright rims of these regions, suggesting that star formation has been triggered there. We further investigated the physical properties of the regions by using radio continuum emission as a proxy for ionizing flux powering the H II regions, and {sup 13}CO (1-0) observations to measure masses and gravitational stability of molecular clumps. We used an analytical model of collect and collapse triggered star formation, as well as a simulation of RDI, and thus we compare the observed properties of the molecular gas with those predicted in the triggering scenarios. Notably, those regions in our sample that show evidence of cometary, or 'blister', morphology are more likely to show evidence of triggering.

  18. Quantum information and information loss in General Relativity

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    G. 't Hooft


    When it comes to performing thought experiments with black holes, Einstein-Bohr like discussions have to be re-opened. For instance one can ask what happens to the quantum state of a black hole when the wave function of a single ingoing particle is replaced by an other one that is orthogonal to the first, while keeping the total energy and momentum unaffected. Observers at $t\\rightarrow\\infty$ will not notice any difference, or so it seems in certain calculational schemes. If one argues that this cannot be correct for the complete theory because a black hole should behave in accordance with conventional quantum mechanics, implying a unitary evolution, one is forced to believe that local quantum field theory near the black hole horizon is very different from what had hitherto been accepted. This would give us very valuable information concerning physics in the Planck length region, notably a mathematical structure very close to that of super string theory, but it does lead to conceptual difficulties. An approach that is somewhat related to this is to suspect a breakdown of General Relativity for quantum mechanical systems. It is to some extent unavoidable that Hilbert space is not invariant under general coordinate transformations because such transformations add and remove some states. Finally the cosmological constant problem also suggests that flat space-time has some special significance in a quantum theory. We suggest that a new causality principle could lead to further clues on how to handle this problem.

  19. Project EARTH-13-MDB1: Survival and extinction at the dawn of the Cambrian explosion: the evidence from Brazil and beyond

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    Henderson, Gideon

    from Brazil and beyond Supervisors: Martin Brasier, Paul Smith, David Pyle (University of Oxford recently deeper water siliciclastics and volcaniclastics in Brazil containing Corumbella, as well in South America, notably in Corumba, Brazil in collaboration with Thomas Fairchild, Paulo Boggiani

  20. The chemical composition of the Earth: Enstatite chondrite models , E. Kaminski a,

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    studies, and depleted in highly refractory elements, notably in Uranium and Thorium. © 2010 Elsevier B that is enriched in iron and depleted in silicium. Thus, current geophysical data cannot provide a precise estimate

  1. The 'New Model' Armies of Africa?: The British Military Advisory and Training Team and the Creation of the Zimbabwe National Army

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    Whitaker, Blake


    to train armies in newly independent nations. Most notably in Kenya and Zambia, where the transition to independence was fraught with racial and economic difficulties. In 1979, after the conclusion of the Lancaster House Conference the British government...

  2. Melanoma genome sequencing reveals frequent PREX2 mutations

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    Lander, Eric S.

    Melanoma is notable for its metastatic propensity, lethality in the advanced setting and association with ultraviolet exposure early in life. To obtain a comprehensive genomic view of melanoma in humans, we sequenced the ...

  3. Evolution of the university business model and infrastructure planning due to technological innovations

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    Go, Veronica, 1976-


    The quality of higher education has been a growing concern in the United States and United Kingdom. There have been no notable improvements in the education system until the last few years. Considerable transformation in ...

  4. Intestinal stem cells in the adult Drosophila midgut

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    Jiang, Huaqi, E-mail: [Department of Developmental Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75235 (United States)] [Department of Developmental Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75235 (United States); Edgar, Bruce A., E-mail: [ZMBH-DKFZ Alliance, Im Neuenheimer Feld 282, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 (United States)


    Drosophila has long been an excellent model organism for studying stem cell biology. Notably, studies of Drosophila's germline stem cells have been instrumental in developing the stem cell niche concept. The recent discovery of somatic stem cells in adult Drosophila, particularly the intestinal stem cells (ISCs) of the midgut, has established Drosophila as an exciting model to study stem cell-mediated adult tissue homeostasis and regeneration. Here, we review the major signaling pathways that regulate the self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation of Drosophila ISCs, discussing how this regulation maintains midgut homeostasis and mediates regeneration of the intestinal epithelium after injury. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The homeostasis and regeneration of adult fly midguts are mediated by ISCs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Damaged enterocytes induce the proliferation of intestinal stem cells (ISC). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EGFR and Jak/Stat signalings mediate compensatory ISC proliferation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Notch signaling regulates ISC self-renewal and differentiation.

  5. Precision Unification and Proton Decay in F-Theory GUTs with High Scale Supersymmetry

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    Arthur Hebecker; James Unwin


    F-theory GUTs provide a promising UV completion for models with approximate gauge coupling unification, such as the (non-supersymmetric) Standard Model. More specifically, if the superparters have masses well above the TeV scale, the resulting imperfection in unification can be accounted for by the, in principle calculable, classical F-theory correction at the high scale. In this paper we argue for the correct form of the F-theory corrections to unification, including KK mode loop effects. However, the price of compensating the imprecise unification in such High Scale SUSY models with F-theory corrections is that the GUT scale is lowered, potentially leading to a dangerously high proton decay rate from dimension-6 operators. We analyse the possibility of suppressing the decay rate by the localization of $X,Y$ gauge bosons in higher dimensions. While this effect can be very strong for the zero modes, we find that in the simplest models of this type it is difficult to realize a significant suppression for higher modes (Landau levels). Notably, in the absence of substantial suppressions to the proton decay rate, the superpartners must be lighter than 100 TeV to satisfy proton decay constraints. We highlight that multiple correlated signals of proton decay could verify this scenario.

  6. The Kronecker product in terms of Hubbard operators and the Clebsch–Gordan decomposition of SU(2)×SU(2)

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    Enríquez, Marco; Rosas-Ortiz, Oscar, E-mail:


    We review the properties of the Kronecker (direct, or tensor) product of square matrices A?B?C? in terms of Hubbard operators. In its simplest form, a Hubbard operator X{sub n}{sup i,j} can be expressed as the n-square matrix which has entry 1 in position (i,j) and zero in all other entries. The algebra and group properties of the observables that define a multipartite quantum system are notably straightforward in such a framework. In particular, we use the Kronecker product in Hubbard notation to get the Clebsch–Gordan decomposition of the product group SU(2)×SU(2). Finally, the n-dimensional irreducible representations so obtained are used to derive closed forms of the Clebsch–Gordan coefficients that rule the addition of angular momenta. Our results can be further developed in many different directions. -- Highlights: •The Kronecker product is studied in terms of Hubbard operators. •Complicated calculations involving large matrices are reduced to simple relations of subscripts. •The algebraic properties of the quantum observables of multipartite systems are studied. •The Clebsch–Gordan coefficients are given in terms of hypergeometric {sub 3}F{sub 2} functions. •The results can be further developed in many different directions.

  7. Coal-by-Rail: A Business-as-Usual Reference Case

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    of rail tonnage and gross revenue. While growth in other traffic-most notably, crude oil-may offset some of any potential decline in coal shipments, would it be sufficient?...

  8. Summary of Inventory Pilot Project March 1993 - December 1994

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    Ling, James

    The Lean Aircraft Initiative began in the summer of 1992 as a “quick look” into the feasibility of applying manufacturing principles that had been pioneered in the automobile industry, most notably the Toyota Production ...

  9. The Indian Ocean Experiment: Widespread Air Pollution from South and Southeast Asia

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    Indian Ocean towards the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone at about 6o S. We show that especially biofuel air quality (3-5). In rural residential areas, notably in India, the burning of biofuels, such as wood

  10. An architecture for intelligent sensors and fuzzy inputs for fuzzy logic controllers

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    Gillespie, Charles Wayne


    Many papers have shown that fuzzy logic can be successfully applied to problems that are nonlinear in nature. Specifically in the area of control, many fuzzy logic controllers (FLCS) have been shown to be excellent means of control, most notably...

  11. A new semidefinite programming relaxation for the quadratic ...

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    AMS subject classification: 90C22, 90C27. Introduction. In this work we will study ... instances from the QAPLIB library [9]. Notable progress in the last decade or ...

  12. New Songdo City and the value of flexibility : a case study of implementation and analysis of a mega-scale project

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    Lee, Junho (Junho Justin)


    In the modern real estate industry, mega-scale developments have been a notable feature. The distinctiveness of these projects is that they are enormous in scale and thus require many years to develop. Unlike regular sized ...

  13. Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Using Heat Pipes

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    Ruch, M. A.


    -expanding variety of industrial processes. One notable application in recent years has been for combustion airs preheat of fired heaters in petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants. Another recent development has been a waste heat recovery boiler using heat...

  14. Nanotechnology-mediated targeting of tumor angiogenesis

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    Banerjee, Deboshri

    Abstract Angiogenesis is disregulated in many diseased states, most notably in cancer. An emerging strategy for the development of therapies targeting tumor-associated angiogenesis is to harness the potential of nanotechnology ...

  15. Regulation and deregulation of natural gas in the US: 1938-1985

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    Merrill, Peter R.


    Public policy towards natural gas has swung first towards, and then away from regulation in this century. In 1906, the Congress specifically excluded natural gas from the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Three decades later, a New Deal Congress passed the Natural Gas Act of 1938 bringing pipelines under the control of the Federal Power Commission (FDC). Forty years thereafter, the Congress passed a phased decontrol bill, the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA) of 1978, as part of the Carter Administration's National Energy Plan. Recently, the Congress has backed off from New Deal legislation in other markets - notably aviation and trucking. In this study, the rise and fall of economic regulation in the natural gas industry are examined to understand: (1) why public policy has followed a pendulum's path, and (2) the economic consequences of regulation and deregulation. The main part of the analysis is directed toward the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978. Widely viewed as a deregulation measure, the author finds that the Act is more restrictive and burdensome than the pricing policies it superceded. The path toward deregulation in natural gas and perhaps other markets is not as direct or simple as might be expected.

  16. Rattling Nucleons: New Developments in Active Interrogation of Special Nuclear Material

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    Robert C. Runkle; David L. Chichester; Scott J. Thompson


    Active interrogation is a vigorous area of research and development due to its promise of offering detection and characterization capabilities of special nuclear material in environments where passive detection fails. The primary value added by active methods is the capability to penetrate shielding - special nuclear material itself, incidental materials, or intentional shielding - and advocates hope that active interrogation will provide a solution to the problem of detecting shielded uranium, which is at present the greatest obstacle to interdiction efforts. The technique also provides a unique benefit for quantifying nuclear material in high background-radiation environments, an area important for nuclear material safeguards and material accountancy. Progress has been made in the field of active interrogation on several fronts, most notably in the arenas of source development, systems integration, and the integration and exploitation of multiple fission and non-fission signatures. But penetration of interrogating radiation often comes at a cost, not only in terms of finance and dose but also in terms of induced backgrounds, system complexity, and extended measurement times (including set up and acquisition). These costs make the calculus for deciding to implement active interrogation more subtle than may be apparent. The purpose of this review is thus to examine existing interrogation methods, compare and contrast their attributes and limitations, and identify missions where active interrogation may hold the most promise.

  17. Effect of interstitials on tensile strength and creep in nanostructured Ni

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    Yin, W.M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (United States); Whang, S.H. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (United States)]. E-mail:; Mirshams, R.A. [Department of Engineering Technology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203-0679 (United States)


    The tensile, creep and anelastic behavior of nanostructured nickel doped and un-doped with boron was investigated. Specimen material with an average grain size of around 30 nm produced by the pulse electrodeposition method contains impurities such as carbon, sulfur and boron. The interstitials content does not have notable impact on the tensile strength at room temperature and 373 K. But, at 473 K, the minor change in sulfur content from 0.03 to 0.061 at.% raises the ultimate strength by 150 MPa while the boron doping further improves the tensile strength. On the other hand, with increasing sulfur content in nanostructured Ni, the ductility decreases. All the specimens exhibit significant anelastic relaxation from room temperature to 473 K. The creep test results show that both minimum creep rate and creep strain significantly decrease with increasing sulfur or by doping boron in nanostructured nickel. The stress exponent in the expression of Coble-type creep increases to around five at 373 and 473 K from two at room temperature. A model for grain boundary sliding, in which grain boundary dislocations and back stress are introduced, has successfully explained the large stress exponents. The calculated back stress indicates that the interstitials in grain boundaries effectively retard the sliding of grain boundary dislocations.

  18. Wisconsinan and Sangamonian climate interpreted from fossil ostracodes and vegetation in south-central Illinois

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    Curry, B.B. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)); Forester, R.M. (Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)); Zhu, Hong; Baker, R.G. (Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States). Dept. of Geology)


    The interpretation of paleoclimate during the late Illinoian, Sangamonian, and Wisconsinan Ages in the region of present south-central Illinois has been based on plant macrofossil, pollen, and vertebrate records. The ostracode records identify periods of flow across the basins and perhaps characteristics of groundwater discharge or recharge. Basins with the largest lake-to-catchment-area ratio were most sensitive to changes in effective moisture and hydrochemistry. The Sangamonian included three intervals during which the winters were warmer than those of historical record. These intervals are represented by sediment containing relatively abundant arboreal pollen, notably bald cypress and sweet gum, and the ostracode Heterocypris punctata, which lives in subtropical to tropical lakes and estuaries. H. punctata occurs with other ostracodes that require low salinity; their association indicates that precipitation typically exceeded evaporation and that the basin was affected by throughflow. The Sangamonian ended with two warm, wet episodes that sandwich an interval implying prairie lake conditions. Warmth-loving species are abundantly represented in upper Sangamonian sediments. Such warm, wet episodes are not known to have occurred in the Midcontinent during the Holocene. The top of the Sangamonian in all except the Pittsburgh Basin is capped by a layer of reworked sediment containing fluvial ostracodes and exotic mixtures of pollen, including both spruce and sweet gum but dominated by chenopods. The reworked layer is overlain by Wisconsinan sediment containing abundant pollen of boreal taxa and ostracodes that indicate basin throughflow.

  19. Issues in tokamak/stellarator transport and confinement enhancement mechanisms

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    Perkins, F.W.


    At present, the mechanism for anomalous energy transport in low-{beta} toroidal plasmas -- tokamaks and stellarators -- remains unclear, although transport by turbulent E {times} B velocities associated with nonlinear, fine-scale microinstabilities is a leading candidate. This article discusses basic theoretical concepts of various transport and confinement enhancement mechanisms as well as experimental ramifications which would enable one to distinguish among them and hence identify a dominant transport mechanism. While many of the predictions of fine-scale turbulence are born out by experiment, notable contradictions exist. Projections of ignition margin rest both on the scaling properties of the confinement mechanism and on the criteria for entering enhanced confinement regimes. At present, the greatest uncertainties lie with the basis for scaling confinement enhancement criteria. A series of questions, to be answered by new experimental/theoretical work, is posed to resolve these outstanding contradictions (or refute the fine-scale turbulence model) and to establish confinement enhancement criteria. 73 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.

  20. Surface Decontamination of System Components in Uranium Conversion Plant at KAERI

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    Choi, W. K.; Kim, K. N.; Won, H. J.; Jung, C. H.; Oh, W. Z.


    A chemical decontamination process using nitric acid solution was selected as in-situ technology for recycle or release with authorization of a large amount of metallic waste including process system components such as tanks, piping, etc., which is generated by dismantling a retired uranium conversion plant at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). The applicability of nitric acid solution for surface decontamination of metallic wastes contaminated with uranium compounds was evaluated through the basic research on the dissolution of UO2 and ammonium uranyl carbonate (AUC) powder. Decontamination performance was verified by using the specimens contaminated with such uranium compounds as UO2 and AUC taken from the uranium conversion plant. Dissolution rate of UO2 powder is notably enhanced by the addition of H2O2 as an oxidant even in the condition of a low concentration of nitric acid and low temperature compared with those in a nitric acid solution without H2O2. AUC powders dissolve easily in nitric acid solutions until the solution pH attains about 2.5 {approx} 3. Above that solution pH, however, the uranium concentration in the solution is lowered drastically by precipitation as a form of U3(NH3)4O9 . 5H2O. Decontamination performance tests for the specimens contaminated with UO2 and AUC were quite successful with the application of decontamination conditions obtained through the basic studies on the dissolution of UO2 and AUC powders.

  1. Effects of Light and Temperature on Fatty Acid Production in Nannochloropsis Salina

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    Van Wagenen, Jonathan M.; Miller, Tyler W.; Hobbs, Samuel J.; Hook, Paul W.; Crowe, Braden J.; Huesemann, Michael H.


    Accurate prediction of algal biofuel yield will require empirical determination of physiological responses to the climate, particularly light and temperature. One strain of interest, Nannochloropsis salina, was subjected to ranges of light intensity (5-850 {mu}mol m{sup -2} s{sup -1}) and temperature (13-40 C); exponential growth rate, total fatty acids (TFA) and fatty acid composition were measured. The maximum acclimated growth rate was 1.3 day{sup -1} at 23 C and 250 {mu}mol m{sup -2} s{sup -1}. Fatty acids were detected by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (GC-FID) after transesterification to corresponding fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). A sharp increase in TFA containing elevated palmitic acid (C16:0) and palmitoleic acid (C16:1) during exponential growth at high light was observed, indicating likely triacylglycerol accumulation due to photo-oxidative stress. Lower light resulted in increases in the relative abundance of unsaturated fatty acids; in thin cultures, increases were observed in palmitoleic and eicosapentaenoeic acids (C20:5{omega}3). As cultures aged and the effective light intensity per cell converged to very low levels, fatty acid profiles became more similar and there was a notable increase of oleic acid (C18:1{omega}9). The amount of unsaturated fatty acids was inversely proportional to temperature, demonstrating physiological adaptations to increase membrane fluidity. This data will improve prediction of fatty acid characteristics and yields relevant to biofuel production.

  2. Results from Tight and Loose Coupled Multiphysics in Nuclear Fuels Performance Simulations using BISON

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    S. R. Novascone; B. W. Spencer; D. Andrs; R. L. Williamson; J. D. Hales; D. M. Perez


    The behavior of nuclear fuel in the reactor environment is affected by multiple physics, most notably heat conduction and solid mechanics, which can have a strong influence on each other. To provide credible solutions, a fuel performance simulation code must have the ability to obtain solutions for each of the physics, including coupling between them. Solution strategies for solving systems of coupled equations can be categorized as loosely-coupled, where the individual physics are solved separately, keeping the solutions for the other physics fixed at each iteration, or tightly coupled, where the nonlinear solver simultaneously drives down the residual for each physics, taking into account the coupling between the physics in each nonlinear iteration. In this paper, we compare the performance of loosely and tightly coupled solution algorithms for thermomechanical problems involving coupled thermal and mechanical contact, which is a primary source of interdependence between thermal and mechanical solutions in fuel performance models. The results indicate that loosely-coupled simulations require significantly more nonlinear iterations, and may lead to convergence trouble when the thermal conductivity of the gap is too small. We also apply the tightly coupled solution strategy to a nuclear fuel simulation of an experiment in a test reactor. Studying the results from these simulations indicates that perhaps convergence for either approach may be problem dependent, i.e., there may be problems for which a loose coupled approach converges, where tightly coupled won’t converge and vice versa.

  3. The Future of Food Demand: Understanding Differences in Global Economic Models

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    Valin, Hugo; Sands, Ronald; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Nelson, Gerald; Ahammad, Helal; Blanc, Elodie; Bodirsky, Benjamin; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Hasegawa, Tomoko; Havlik, Petr; Heyhoe, Edwina; Kyle, G. Page; Mason d'Croz, Daniel; Paltsev, S.; Rolinski, Susanne; Tabeau, Andrzej; van Meijl, Hans; von Lampe, Martin; Willenbockel, Dirk


    Understanding the capacity of agricultural systems to feed the world population under climate change requires a good prospective vision on the future development of food demand. This paper reviews modeling approaches from ten global economic models participating to the AgMIP project, in particular the demand function chosen and the set of parameters used. We compare food demand projections at the horizon 2050 for various regions and agricultural products under harmonized scenarios. Depending on models, we find for a business as usual scenario (SSP2) an increase in food demand of 59-98% by 2050, slightly higher than FAO projection (54%). The prospective for animal calories is particularly uncertain with a range of 61-144%, whereas FAO anticipates an increase by 76%. The projections reveal more sensitive to socio-economic assumptions than to climate change conditions or bioenergy development. When considering a higher population lower economic growth world (SSP3), consumption per capita drops by 9% for crops and 18% for livestock. Various assumptions on climate change in this exercise do not lead to world calorie losses greater than 6%. Divergences across models are however notable, due to differences in demand system, income elasticities specification, and response to price change in the baseline.

  4. Radon in the DRIFT-II directional dark matter TPC: emanation, detection and mitigation

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    J. B. R. Battat; J. Brack; E. Daw; A. Dorofeev; A. C. Ezeribe; J. R. Fox; J. -L. Gauvreau; M. Gold; L. J. Harmon; J. L. Harton; J. M. Landers; E. R. Lee; D. Loomba; J. A. J. Matthews; E. H. Miller; A. Monte; A. StJ. Murphy; S. M. Paling; N. Phan; M. Pipe; M. Robinson; S. W. Sadler; A. Scarff; D. P. Snowden-Ifft; N. J. C. Spooner; S. Telfer; D. Walker; D. Warner; L. Yuriev


    Radon gas emanating from materials is of interest in environmental science and also a major concern in rare event non-accelerator particle physics experiments such as dark matter and double beta decay searches, where it is a major source of background. Notable for dark matter experiments is the production of radon progeny recoils (RPRs), the low energy (~100 keV) recoils of radon daughter isotopes, which can mimic the signal expected from WIMP interactions. Presented here are results of measurements of radon emanation from detector materials in the 1 metre cubed DRIFT-II directional dark matter gas time projection chamber experiment. Construction and operation of a radon emanation facility for this work is described, along with an analysis to continuously monitor DRIFT data for the presence of internal 222Rn and 218Po. Applying this analysis to historical DRIFT data, we show how systematic substitution of detector materials for alternatives, selected by this device for low radon emanation, has resulted in a factor of ~10 reduction in internal radon rates. Levels are found to be consistent with the sum from separate radon emanation measurements of the internal materials and also with direct measurement using an attached alpha spectrometer. The current DRIFT detector, DRIFT-IId, is found to have sensitivity to 222Rn of 2.5 {\\mu}Bq/l with current analysis efficiency, potentially opening up DRIFT technology as a new tool for sensitive radon assay of materials.


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    Li, Y.; Ding, M. D., E-mail: [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)


    We investigate the chromospheric evaporation in the flare of 2007 January 16 using line profiles observed by the Exterme-UV Imaging Spectrometer on board Hinode. Three points at flare ribbons of different magnetic polarities are analyzed in detail. We find that the three points show different patterns of upflows and downflows in the impulsive phase of the flare. The spectral lines at the first point are mostly blueshifted, with the hotter lines showing a dominant blueshifted component over the stationary one. At the second point, however, only weak upflows are detected; instead, notable downflows appear at high temperatures (up to 2.5-5.0 MK). The third point is similar to the second one only in that it shows evidence of multi-component downflows. While the evaporated plasma falling back down as warm rain is a possible cause of the redshifts at the second and third points, the different patterns of chromospheric evaporation at the three points imply the existence of different heating mechanisms in the flaring active region.

  6. Trends in emissions of acidifying species in Asia, 1985-1997.

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    Streets, D. G.; Tsai, N. Y.; Akimoto, H.; Oka, K.


    Acid deposition is a serious problem throughout much of Asia. Emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) and nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) have been increasing steadily, as nations strive to increase their levels of economic development. Coal and fuel oil have been the main choices for powering industrial development; and, until recently, only a few countries (notably Japan and Taiwan) had taken significant steps to avert the atmospheric emissions that accompany fuel combustion. This paper discusses trends in emissions of SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} that have occurred in Asian countries in the period 1985--1997, using results from the RAINS-ASIA computer model and energy-use trends from the IEA Energy Statistics and Balances database. Emissions of SO{sub 2} in Asia grew from 26.6 Tg in 1985 to 33.7 Tg in 1990 and to 39.2 Tg in 1997. Though SO{sub 2} emissions used to grow as fast as fossil-fuel use, recent limitations on the sulfur content of coal and oil have slowed the growth. The annual-average emissions growth between 1990 and 1997 was only 1.1%, considerably less than the economic growth rate. Emissions of NO{sub x}, on the other hand, continue to grow rapidly, from 14.1 Tg in 1985 to 18.7 Tg in 1990 and 28.5 Tg in 1997, with no signs of abating. Thus, though SO{sub 2} remains the major contributor to acidifying emissions in Asia, the role of NO{sub x}, will become more and more important in the future.

  7. Varying trends in surface energy fluxes and associated climatebetween 1960-2002 based on transient climate simulations

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    Nazarenko, Larissa; Menon, Surabi


    The observed reduction in land surface radiation over the last several decades (1960-1990)---the so-called ''dimming effect''--- and the more recent evidence of a reversal in ''dimming'' over some locations beyond 1990 suggest several consequences on climate, notably on the hydrological cycle. Such a reduction in radiation should imply reduced surface temperature (Ts) and precipitation, which have not occurred. We have investigated the possible causes for the above climate features using a climate model coupled to a dynamic ocean model under natural and anthropogenic conditions. To isolate the aerosol influence on surface radiation trends, we have analyzed transient climate simulations from1960 to 2002 with and without anthropogenic aerosols. Based on a linear trend with aerosol effects included, the global mean change in the surface solar radiation absorbed over land is -0.021+-0.0033 Wm-2yr-1. Although the overall trend is negative, we do note a reversal in dimming after 1990, consistent with observations. Without aerosol effects, the surface solar radiation absorbed over land increases throughout 1960 to 2002, mainly due to the decrease in cloud cover associated with increased greenhouse warming. In spite of a simulated increase in Ts of 0.012 Kyr-1 for 1960 to 2002, the global mean latent heat flux and associated intensity of the hydrological cycle decrease overall, however with increases over some land locations due mainly to moisture advection. Simulated changes correspond more closely to observed changes when accounting for aerosol effects on climate.

  8. Department of Training and CapacityBuilding

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    is possible via partnerships with private companies, notably thanks to the involvement of the oil company Total, which joined the project in the summer of 2009. Upon completion of the Master 2, top students

  9. NERSC Supports 2013's Top Breakthroughs

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    supported by NERSC is being honored by end-of-year reviews in two leading magazines: Physics World and WIRED. The IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory was notably named to...

  10. Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 86, Nos. 2526, 111 September 2006, 41174137

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    Lavrentovich, Oleg D.

    explains why they became a key technological material in applications such as informational displays they represent a well-defined soft matter system with a rich variety of supramolecular structures, most notably

  11. Algebraic Lower Bounds for Computing on Encrypted Rafail Ostrovsky

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    semantically-secure encryption schemes, using homomorphic properties in a black- box way. A few notable protocols, including PIR-writing and private keyword search protocols. We hope that this work will provide

  12. Power management adaptation techniques for video transmission Christos Bouras1,2,

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    Bouras, Christos

    Power management adaptation techniques for video transmission over TFRC Christos Bouras1 of the communicating nodes, most notably their transmission power. While increased power generally correlates, Greece SUMMARY In this paper, we describe power management adaptation techniques for wireless video

  13. Dynamic Modeling and Wavelet-Based Multi-Parametric Tuning and Validation for HVAC Systems

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    Liang, Shuangshuang


    . Tummescheit and Eborn [11] discussed the modeling of a thermo-hydraulic model using lumped parameter and distributed parameter methods using commercial software known as Modelica. In 2002, Bendapudi [12] presented a detailed literature review of notable...

  14. BBF RFC 106: A Standard Type IIS Syntax for Plants

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    Rutten, Virginia


    Here we define a standard syntax for assembling standard parts for expression in plant cells, extensible to all other eukaryotes. Variations of the Type IIS mediated cloning method known as Golden Gate Cloning, most notably ...

  15. Advanced Propulsion for Microsatellites Vadim Khayms

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    as the scale of the device is reduced. The consequences of strict scaling, most notably the higher particle. These are representatives of a technology of electrostatic acceler- ators which does not rely on ionization in the gas phase

  16. WasteTraining Booklet Waste & Recycling Impacts

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    Saldin, Dilano

    , saves energy, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. It prevents pollution and slows landfill expansion and truck manufacturing industry. Wages for works in the recycling industry are notably higher as well

  17. A 16-Channel Receive Array Insert for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast at 7T

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    By, Samantha


    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among females in the United States. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a powerful tool for detecting and evaluating the disease, with notable advantages over other modalities...

  18. Lupus erythematosus tumidus with discoid lupus erythematosus-induced alopecia of the scalp

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    Lehrhoff, Stephanie; Tzu, Julia; Patel, Rishi; Sanchez, Miguel; Jr, Andrew Franks


    case of concurrent LET and DLE. References 1. Hoffman E, etdiscoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and SCLE. In a cohort ofinvariably associated with DLE. Notably, our patient’s patch

  19. Effective slip boundary conditions for arbitrary periodic surfaces: the surface mobility tensor

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    Kamrin, Kenneth N.

    In a variety of applications, most notably microfluidics design, slip-based boundary conditions have been sought to characterize fluid flow over patterned surfaces. We focus on laminar shear flows over surfaces with periodic ...

  20. "Auctions: Theory" For the New Palgrave, 2nd

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    . At the same time, the use of auctions for transactions between businesses has expanded greatly, most notably's experimentation with, and eventual adoption of, uniform-price auctions in place of pay-as-bid auctions, also

  1. australian joint conference: Topics by E-print Network

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    the end of the 20th Century, solar power has become a widely adopted sustainable energy solution developed for off-axis tracking devices, notably heliostats in a central...

  2. John Podesta

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     John Podesta is Chair of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Under his leadership American Progress has become a notable leader in the...

  3. Addressing Energy Demand through Demand Response: International Experiences and Practices

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    Shen, Bo


    New England 13 and the PJM Interconnection 14 . According toGW. The current size of the PJM system is approximately 165markets, most notably in the PJM Interconnection and ISO-New

  4. PALC: Extending ALC ABoxes with Probabilities

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    Jäger, Gerhard

    on description logics can be found in [BCM+ 03] and [BKW03]. For many applications it is important to extend on probabilities on terminological axioms, see for example [BKW03, Hei94, KLP97]. Notable exceptions are [Jae94, GL

  5. Beyond Repetiton: Karl Kraus's "Absolute Satire"

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    Linden, Ari


    This article reassesses the theoretical import of the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus, arguing that his satire challenges conventional understandings of the genre. Most notably in The Last Days of Mankind (Die letzten Tage ...

  6. ankle brachial indices: Topics by E-print Network

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    helium and 6 x 1019 eV for iron. The ankle, in spite of its notable importance at the Earth, is a local perturbation of the universal spectrum which, between the knee and the...

  7. Structure and dynamics of proteins that inhibit complement activation 

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    Maciejewski, Mateusz


    NMR studies have long been used as a tool to derive structural and dynamic information. Such information has a wide range of applications, and notably is used in the study of structure-activity relationships. The aims ...

  8. Wilson’s Woes Should Keep Us on Our Toes: Where is Plan B for the California State Budget?

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    Mitchell, Daniel J.B.


    Dan Bernstein, “2­year  Budget Plan Gains GOP Supporter,”Bombs Tick Away in State Budget Package,” Sacramento Bee, Dan Walters, “Timely Budget a Notable Feat,” Sacramento 

  9. Proteomic Analysis of Saliva in HIV-positive Heroin Addicts Reveals Proteins Correlated with Cognition

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    Dominy, Stephen; Brown, Joseph N.; Ryder, Mark I.; Gritsenko, Marina A.; Jacobs, Jon M.; Smith, Richard D.


    The prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) remains high despite effective antiretroviral therapies. Multiple etiologies have been proposed over the last few years to account for this phenomenon, including the neurotoxic effects of antiretrovirals and co-morbid substance abuse. However, no underlying molecular mechanism has been identified. Emerging evidence in several fields has linked the gut to brain diseases, but the effect of the gut on the brain during HIV infection has not been explored. Saliva is the most accessible gut biofluid, and is therefore of great scientific interest for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. This study presents a longitudinal, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics study investigating saliva samples taken from 8 HIV-positive (HIV+) and 11 -negative (HIV-) heroin addicts. In the HIV+ group, 58 proteins were identified that show significant correlations with cognitive scores and that implicate disruption of protein quality control pathways by HIV. Notably, no proteins from the HIV- heroin addict cohort showed significant correlations with cognitive scores. In addition, the majority of correlated proteins have been shown to be associated with exosomes, allowing us to propose that the salivary glands and/or oral epithelium may modulate brain function during HIV infection through the release of discrete packets of proteins in the form of exosomes.

  10. Oblique shock breakout in supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. I. Dynamics and observational implications

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    Matzner, Christopher D.; Ro, Stephen [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada); Levin, Yuri, E-mail: [Monash Centre for Astrophysics, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia)


    In a non-spherical stellar explosion, non-radial motions become important near the stellar surface. For realistic deviations from spherical symmetry, non-radial flow dramatically alters the dynamics and emission of shock emergence on a significant fraction of the surface. The breakout flash is stifled, ejecta speeds are limited, and matter is cast sideways. Non-radial ejection allows for collisions outside the star, which may engender a new type of transient. Strongly oblique breakouts are most easily produced in compact stellar progenitors, such as white dwarfs and stripped-envelope core-collapse supernovae. We study the shock structure and post-shock acceleration using conservation laws, a similarity analysis, and an approximate theory for oblique shocks. The shock is likely to extend vertically from the stellar surface, then kink before joining a deep asymptotic solution. Outflow from the region crossed by an oblique shock is probably unsteady and may affect the surface ahead of the main shock. We comment on the implications for several notable explosions in which the non-spherical dynamics described in this paper are likely to play an important role. We also briefly consider relativistic and superluminal pattern speeds.

  11. Dissipation dynamics and spin-orbit force in time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory

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    Gao-Feng Dai; Lu Guo; En-Guang Zhao; Shan-Gui Zhou


    We investigate the one-body dissipation dynamics in heavy-ion collisions of $^{16}{\\rm O}$+$^{16}{\\rm O}$ using a fully three-dimensional time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) theory with the modern Skyrme energy functional and without any symmetry restrictions. The energy dissipation is revealed to decrease in deep-inelastic collisions of the light systems as the bombarding energy increases owing to the competition between collective motion and single-particle degrees of freedom. The role of spin-orbit force is given particular emphasis in deep-inelastic collisions. The spin-orbit force causes a significant enhancement of the dissipation. The time-even coupling of spin-orbit force plays a dominant role at low energies, while the influence of time-odd terms is notable at high energies. About 40-65\\% of the total dissipation depending on the different parameter sets is predicted to arise from the spin-orbit force. The theoretical fusion cross section has a reasonably good agreement with the experimental data, considering that no free parameters are adjusted to reaction dynamics in the TDHF approach.

  12. UV Habitability of Possible Exomoons in Observed F-star Planetary Systems

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    Sato, Satoko


    In the present study we explore the astrobiological significance of F-type stars of spectral type between F5 V and F9.5 V, which possess Jupiter-type planets within or close to their climatological habitable zones. These planets, or at least a subset of them, may also possess rocky exomoons, which potentially offer habitable environments. Our work considers eight selected systems. The Jupiter-type planets in these systems are in notably different orbits with eccentricities ranging from 0.08 to 0.72. Particularly, we consider the stellar UV environments provided by the photospheric stellar radiation in regard to the circumstellar habitability of the system. According to previous studies, DNA is taken as a proxy for carbon-based macromolecules following the paradigm that extraterrestrial biology might be based on hydrocarbons. Thus, the DNA action spectrum is utilized to represent the impact of the stellar UV radiation. Atmospheric attenuation is taken into account based on parameterized attenuation functions. ...

  13. Cool Gas and Massive Stars - the Nuclear Ring in M100

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    Emma L. Allard; Reynier F. Peletier; Johan H. Knapen


    The SAURON integral field spectrograph was used to observe the central area of the barred spiral galaxy M100 (NGC 4321). M100 contains a nuclear ring of star formation, fueled by gas channeled inward by the galaxy's bar. We present maps of emission line strengths, absorption line strength indices, and the gas velocity dispersion across the field. The H beta emission is strongest in the ring, along two curved bar dustlanes and at the ends of the bar. The Mg b absorption line strength shows a younger population of stars within the ring as compared to the surrounding area. The gas velocity dispersion is notably smaller than elsewhere in the field both in the ring and along the leading edge of the dustlanes. Low gas dispersion is correlated spatially with the H beta emission. We thus see stars being formed from cold (low dispersion) gas which is being channeled inward along the dustlanes under the influence of a large bar, and accumulated into a ring near the location of the inner Lindblad resonances. This lends further strong support to the interpretation of nuclear rings in barred galaxies as resonance phenomena.

  14. Sustained H2 Production Driven by Photosynthetic Water Splitting in a Unicellular Cyanobacterium

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    Melnicki, Matthew R.; Pinchuk, Grigoriy E.; Hill, Eric A.; Kucek, Leo A.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Konopka, Allan; Beliaev, Alex S.


    Continuously illuminated nitrogen-deprived Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 evolved H2 via dinitrogenase at rates up to 400 ?mol•mg Chl-1•h-1 in parallel with photosynthetic O2 production. Notably, sustained co-production of H2 and O2 occurred over 100 h in the presence of CO2, with both gases displaying inverse oscillations which eventually dampened to stable rates. Oscillations were not observed when CO2 was omitted, while H2 and O2 evolution rates were positively correlated. In situ light saturation analyses of H2 production displayed dose-dependence and lack of O2 inhibition. Inactivation of photosystem II had substantial long-term effects but did not affect the short-term H2 production indicating that the process is also supported by photosystem I activity and oxidation of endogenous glycogen. Collectively, our results demonstrate that uninterrupted H2 production in unicellular diazotrophic cyanobacteria can be fueled by water photolysis without the detrimental effects of O2 and have important implications for sustainable production of biofuels.

  15. Radon in the DRIFT-II directional dark matter TPC: emanation, detection and mitigation

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    Battat, J B R; Daw, E; Dorofeev, A; Ezeribe, A C; Fox, J R; Gauvreau, J -L; Gold, M; Harmon, L J; Harton, J L; Landers, J M; Lee, E R; Loomba, D; Matthews, J A J; Miller, E H; Monte, A; Murphy, A StJ; Paling, S M; Phan, N; Pipe, M; Robinson, M; Sadler, S W; Scarff, A; Snowden-Ifft, D P; Spooner, N J C; Telfer, S; Walker, D; Warner, D; Yuriev, L


    Radon gas emanating from materials is of interest in environmental science and also a major concern in rare event non-accelerator particle physics experiments such as dark matter and double beta decay searches, where it is a major source of background. Notable for dark matter experiments is the production of radon progeny recoils (RPRs), the low energy (~100 keV) recoils of radon daughter isotopes, which can mimic the signal expected from WIMP interactions. Presented here are results of measurements of radon emanation from detector materials in the 1 metre cubed DRIFT-II directional dark matter gas time projection chamber experiment. Construction and operation of a radon emanation facility for this work is described, along with an analysis to continuously monitor DRIFT data for the presence of internal 222Rn and 218Po. Applying this analysis to historical DRIFT data, we show how systematic substitution of detector materials for alternatives, selected by this device for low radon emanation, has resulted in a f...

  16. Radiosensitizing effect of misonidazole in combination with an inhibitor of glutathione synthesis in murine tumors

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    Ono, K.; Komuro, C.; Nishidai, T.; Shibamoto, Y.; Tsutsui, K.; Takahashi, M.; Abe, M.


    The radiosensitizing effects of misonidazole (MISO) in combination with D,L-buthionine-S, R-sulfoximine (BSO), an inhibitor of glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis, were studied in NFSa tumors of C/sub 3/H/He mice. The radiation response of tumors was assayed by the tumor growth delay time. The GSH contents in tissues were assayed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). GSH content in the tumors decreased to the minimum level (45% of the control), and then gradually recovered to 75% of the control, respectively, 12 and 24 hr after the intraperitoneal injection of 5 mmole/kg BSO. On the other hand, the maximum non-protein sulfhydryl (NPSH) depletion (29% of the control) in the liver of tumor bearing mice was achieved 6 hr after the administration of the same dose of BSO, but fully recovered 24 hr later. When 5 mmole/kg BSO was injected repeatedly 4 times at an interval of 6 hr, GSH content in the tumors decreased to 19% of the control 24 hr after the first injection of BSO. The radiosensitizing effect of 0.5 mmole/kg MISO was markedly increased by this BSO treatment. The enhancement ratio (ER) of this combined treatment was 1.93. On the other hand, ERs of 1.44 and 1.16 were obtained for MISO (0.5 mmole/kg) and for 4 injections of BSO (5 mmole/kg) in combination with radiation, respectively. Although a considerable increase in the radiosensitizing efficiency of MISO in vivo by the treatment with BSO was found without any notable side effects of the combination, more studies on toxicities are needed to get a definite conclusion on the clinical applicability of the combination.

  17. Particle density distributions in Fermi gas superfluids: Differences between one- and two-channel models in the Bose-Einstein-condensation limit

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    Stajic, Jelena; Levin, K. [James Franck Institute and Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Chen Qijin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)


    We discuss the differences between one- and two-channel descriptions of fermionic gases with arbitrarily tunable attractive interactions; these two cases correspond to whether molecular bosonic degrees of freedom are omitted or included. We adopt the standard ground state wave function for the fermionic component associated with the BCS to BEC crossover problem: for weak attraction the system is in the BCS state while it crosses over continuously to a Bose-Einstein-condensed (BEC) state as the interaction strength is increased. Our analysis focuses on the BEC and near-BEC limit where the differences between the one- and two-channel descriptions are most notable, and where analytical calculations are most tractable. Among the differences we elucidate are the equations of state at general T below T{sub c} and related particle density profiles. We find a narrowing of the density profile in the two-channel problem relative to the one-channel analog. Importantly, we infer that the ratio between bosonic and fermionic scattering lengths depends on the magnetic detuning and is generally smaller than its one-channel counterpart. Future experiments will be required to determine to what extent this ratio varies with magnetic fields, as predicted here.

  18. Sowing the seeds of massive black holes in small galaxies: Young clusters as the building blocks of ultracompact dwarf galaxies

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    Amaro-Seoane, Pau [Max Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut), D-14476 Potsdam (Germany); Konstantinidis, Symeon [Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie, Universität Heidelberg, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, Heidelberg D-69120 (Germany); Freitag, Marc Dewi [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, CB3 0HA Cambridge (United Kingdom); Coleman Miller, M. [Department of Astronomy and Joint Space-Science Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2421 (United States); Rasio, Frederic A., E-mail:, E-mail:, E-mail:, E-mail:, E-mail: [Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)


    Interacting galaxies often have complexes of hundreds of young stellar clusters of individual masses ?10{sup 4}-10{sup 6} M {sub ?} in regions that are a few hundred parsecs across. These cluster complexes interact dynamically, and their coalescence is a candidate for the origin of some ultracompact dwarf galaxies. Individual clusters with short relaxation times are candidates for the production of intermediate-mass black holes of a few hundred solar masses, via runaway stellar collisions prior to the first supernovae in a cluster. It is therefore possible that a cluster complex hosts multiple intermediate-mass black holes that may be ejected from their individual clusters due to mergers or binary processes, but bound to the complex as a whole. Here we explore the dynamical interaction between initially free-flying massive black holes and clusters in an evolving cluster complex. We find that, after hitting some clusters, it is plausible that the massive black hole will be captured in an ultracompact dwarf forming near the center of the complex. In the process, the hole typically triggers electromagnetic flares via stellar disruptions, and is also likely to be a prominent source of gravitational radiation for the advanced ground-based detectors LIGO and VIRGO. We also discuss other implications of this scenario, notably that the central black hole could be considerably larger than expected in other formation scenarios for ultracompact dwarfs.

  19. Reduction in radiation-induced brain injury by use of pentobarbital or lidocaine protection

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    Oldfield, E.H.; Friedman, R.; Kinsella, T.; Moquin, R.; Olson, J.J.; Orr, K.; DeLuca, A.M. (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (USA))


    To determine if barbiturates would protect brain at high doses of radiation, survival rates in rats that received whole-brain x-irradiation during pentobarbital- or lidocaine-induced anesthesia were compared with those of control animals that received no medication and of animals anesthetized with ketamine. The animals were shielded so that respiratory and digestive tissues would not be damaged by the radiation. Survival rates in rats that received whole-brain irradiation as a single 7500-rad dose under pentobarbital- or lidocaine-induced anesthesia was increased from between from 0% and 20% to between 45% and 69% over the 40 days of observation compared with the other two groups (p less than 0.007). Ketamine anesthesia provided no protection. There were no notable differential effects upon non-neural tissues, suggesting that pentobarbital afforded protection through modulation of ambient neural activity during radiation exposure. Neural suppression during high-dose cranial irradiation protects brain from acute and early delayed radiation injury. Further development and application of this knowledge may reduce the incidence of radiation toxicity of the central nervous system (CNS) and may permit the safe use of otherwise unsafe doses of radiation in patients with CNS neoplasms.

  20. Education in Safeguards and Security Technology Meeting Challenges with Technology and Experience

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    Paschal, Linda J [ORNL; Chapman, Jeffrey Allen [ORNL; Rowe, Nathan C [ORNL; Stinson, Brad J [ORNL


    Education and hands-on experience are crucial to ensuring a workforce of safeguards and security professionals who can meet the challenges currently faced in global nuclear safeguards and security. Global demand for nuclear energy and technology, the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the cleanup of Cold War facilities have resulted in an increased need for trained safeguards and security personnel. At the same time, the global community is facing a growing shortage of experienced workers with hands-on knowledge of nuclear material processing. Limited access to operating facilities has dramatically reduced the opportunities for next-generation practitioners to obtain hands-on training experience. To address these needs, the Safeguards Technology Integration Center (STIC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory was created as a Department of Energy User Facility to provide access both to the latest technology and to field-experienced professionals. The STIC provides real-world conditions, process equipment mock-ups, and controlled access to encapsulated radioactive materials (including highly enriched uranium and plutonium) for training and technology evaluation encompassing various techniques and skills, such as Radiation Inspection Systems, Containment and Surveillance Systems, Nondestructive Assay, Security System Performance Testing, and System Design and Analysis. The STIC facilities, laboratories, test beds, and training facilities are described along with the more notable aspects of the training program, which has included more than 1000 participants in the last four years.

  1. Natural equilibria in steady-state neutron diffusion with temperature feedback

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    Pounders, J. M.; Ingram, R. [Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, P.O. Box 79, West Mifflin, PA 15122-0079 (United States)


    The critical diffusion equation with feedback is investigated within the context of steady-state multiphysics. It is proposed that for critical configurations there is no need to include the multiplication factor k in the formulation of the diffusion equation. This is notable because exclusion of k from the coupled system of equations precludes the mathematically tenuous notion of a nonlinear eigenvalue problem. On the other hand, it is shown that if the factor k is retained in the diffusion equation, as is currently common practice, then the resulting problem is equivalent to the constrained minimization of a functional representing the critical equilibrium of neutron and temperature distributions. The unconstrained solution corresponding to k = 1 represents the natural equilibrium of a critical system at steady-state. Computational methods for solving the constrained problem (with k) are briefly reviewed from the literature and a method for the unconstrained problem (without k) is outlined. A numerical example is studied to examine the effects of the constraint in the nonlinear system. (authors)

  2. The classical nature of nuclear spin noise near clock transitions of Bi donors in silicon

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    Wen-Long Ma; Gary Wolfowicz; Shu-Shen Li; John J. L. Morton; Ren-Bao Liu


    Whether a quantum bath can be approximated as classical noise is a fundamental issue in central spin decoherence and also of practical importance in designing noise-resilient quantum control. Spin qubits based on bismuth donors in silicon have tunable interactions with nuclear spin baths and are first-order insensitive to magnetic noise at so-called clock-transitions (CTs). This system is therefore ideal for studying the quantum/classical nature of nuclear spin baths since the qubit-bath interaction strength determines the back-action on the baths and hence the adequacy of a classical noise model. We develop a Gaussian noise model with noise correlations determined by quantum calculations and compare the classical noise approximation to the full quantum bath theory. We experimentally test our model through dynamical decoupling sequence of up to 128 pulses, finding good agreement with simulations and measuring electron spin coherence times approaching one second - notably using natural silicon. Our theoretical and experimental study demonstrates that the noise from a nuclear spin bath is analogous to classical Gaussian noise if the back-action of the qubit on the bath is small compared to the internal bath dynamics, as is the case close to CTs. However, far from the CTs, the back-action of the central spin on the bath is such that the quantum model is required to accurately model spin decoherence.

  3. Natural convection in vertical parallel plates with an unheated entry or unheated exit

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    Lee, K.T. (Oriental Institute of Technology, Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)


    This study aims to investigate the effects of the unheated entry or unheated exit section on the free convection heat transfer in air flow in vertical parallel plate channels resulting from the thermal boundary conditions of uniform heat flux (UHF) and uniform wall temperature (UWT). Results of average Nusselt number and dimensionless volume flow rate are presented in terms of the ratio of the length of heated section to the full channel length and a Rayleigh number, ranging from the limit for the fully developed flow to that for single-plate behavior. Analytical equations for dimensionless volume flow rate and average Nusselt number for both unheated restrictions and both thermal boundary conditions have been developed for the fully developed flow limit. The numerical solutions are shown to approach asymptotically the approximate solution for fully developed flow as the Rayleigh number approaches 1 or less. An important finding of the study is that an unheated exit characterizes greater total heat transfer and volume flow rate than an unheated entry does. The presence of the unheated entry or unheated exit severely affects the convection process, especially at low Rayleigh number. A notable effect of an unheated exit on convection characteristics was found for the case of UHF at high Rayleigh number.

  4. Novel monosaccharide fermentation products in Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus identified using NMR spectroscopy

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    Isern, Nancy G.; Xue, Junfeng; Rao, Jaya V.; Cort, John R.; Ahring, Birgitte K.


    Profiles of metabolites produced by the thermophilic obligately anaerobic cellulose-degrading Gram-positive bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus DSM 8903 strain following growth on different monosaccharides (D-glucose, D-mannose, L-arabinose, D-arabinose, D-xylose, L-fucose, and D-fucose) as carbon sources revealed several unexpected fermentation products, suggesting novel metabolic capacities and unexplored metabolic pathways in this organism. Both 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy were used to determine intracellular and extracellular metabolite profiles. Metabolite profiles were determined from 1-D 1H NMR spectra by curve fitting against spectral libraries provided in Chenomx software. To reduce uncertainties due to unassigned, overlapping, or poorly-resolved peaks, metabolite identifications were confirmed with 2-D homonuclear and heteronuclear NMR experiments. In addition to expected metabolites such as acetate, lactate, glycerol, and ethanol, several novel fermentation products were identified: ethylene glycol (from growth on D-arabinose, though not L-arabinose), acetoin and 2,3-butanediol (from D-glucose and L-arabinose), and hydroxyacetone (from D-mannose and L-arabinose). Production of ethylene glycol from D-arabinose was particularly notable, with around 10% of the substrate carbon converted into this uncommon fermentation product. The novel products have not previously been reported to be produced by C. saccharolyticus, nor would they be easily predicted from the current genome annotation, and show new potentials for using this strain for production of bioproducts.

  5. Role of surface states in Auger neutralization of He{sup +} ions on Ag surfaces

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    Sarasola, A.; Silkin, V. M.; Arnau, A. [Fisika Aplikatua I Saila, Unibertsitate Eskola Politeknikoa, UPV/EHU, Europa Plaza 1, 20018 Donostia (Spain); Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Manuel de Lardizabal pasealekua 4, 20018 Donostia (Spain); Materialen Fisika Saila, Kimika Fakultatea, UPV/EHU and Centro Mixto CSIC-UPV/EHU, 1072 Posta Kutxatila, 20080 Donostia (Spain)


    Recent measurements of He{sup +} ion fractions that survive to a whole scatterig event when they impinge on Ag surfaces have shown two different and interesting effects: (1) a notable difference of surviving ion fraction depending on which crystallographic face of the target surface is studied [Yu. Bandurin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 017601 (2004)], and (2) an uncommonly high ion fraction in the very-low-energy range (tens of eV) [S. Wethekam et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 037602 (2003)]. Apart from the geometry, one of the differences between the surfaces of a crystal can be seen in the electronic structure: while the (111) surface has an occupied surface state near the Fermi level at the {gamma} point the (110) and (100) faces have not. Motivated by these facts, in this work we study the role that the occupied surface state plays on the Auger neutralization rate and we present an estimation of the ion fractions that survive for the different Ag faces.

  6. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of II-VI Semiconductor Micro- and Nanoparticles towards Sensor Applications 

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    Majithia, Ravish


    and biological sensing,[22-24] optical multiplexing device design,[25] and as non-radiative probes for labeling and imaging.[26,27] While notable advancements in synthesis of semiconductor nanostructures have been made in recent years, significant roadblocks... and advanced their application as field emission devices, energy harvesting devices,[35,36] and most notably as chemical gas sensors.[18] Amongst various 1-D ZnO nanostructures, ones having ultra-small dimensions, defined as having at least one dimension...

  7. High-sulfur coals in the eastern Kentucky coal field

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    Hower, J.C.; Graham, U.M. (Univ. of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, Lexington, KY (United States)); Eble, C.F. (Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, KY (United States))


    The Eastern Kentucky coal field is notable for relatively low-sulfur, [open quotes]compliance[close quotes] coals. Virtually all of the major coals in this area do have regions in which higher sulfur lithotypes are common, if not dominant, within the lithologic profile. Three Middle Pennsylvanian coals, each representing a major resource, exemplify this. The Clintwood coal bed is the stratigraphically lowest coal bed mined throughout the coal field. In Whitley County, the sulfur content increase from 0.6% at the base to nearly 12% in the top lithotype. Pyrite in the high-sulfur lithotype is a complex mixture of sub- to few-micron syngenetic forms and massive epigenetic growths. The stratigraphically higher Pond Creek coal bed is extensively mined in portions of the coal field. Although generally low in sulfur, in northern Pike and southern Martin counties the top one-third can have up to 6% sulfur. Uniformly low-sulfur profiles can occur within a few hundred meters of high-sulfur coal. Pyrite occurs as 10-50 [mu]m euhedra and coarser massive forms. In this case, sulfur distribution may have been controlled by sandstone channels in the overlying sediments. High-sulfur zones in the lower bench of the Fire Clay coal bed, the stratigraphically highest coal bed considered here, are more problematical. The lower bench, which is of highly variable thickness and quality, generally is overlain by a kaolinitic flint clay, the consequence of a volcanic ash fall into the peat swamp. In southern Perry and Letcher counties, a black, illite-chlorite clay directly overlies the lower bench. General lack of lateral continuity of lithotypes in the lower bench suggests that the precursor swamp consisted of discontinuous peat-forming environments that were spatially variable and regularly inundated by sediments. Some of the peat-forming areas may have been marshlike in character.

  8. Systematics of the temperature-dependent interplane resistivity in Ba(Fe1-xMx)?As? (M=Co, Rh, Ni, and Pd)

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    Tanatar, M. A.; Ni, N.; Thaler, A.; Bud’ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.; Prozorov, R.


    Temperature-dependent interplane resistivity ?c(T) was measured systematically as a function of transition-metal substitution in the iron-arsenide superconductors Ba(Fe1-xMx)?As?, M=Ni, Pd, Rh. The data are compared with the behavior found in Ba(Fe1-xCox)?As?, revealing resistive signatures of pseudogap. In all compounds we find resistivity crossover at a characteristic pseudogap temperature T* from nonmetallic to metallic temperature dependence on cooling. Suppression of T* proceeds very similarly in cases of Ni and Pd doping and much faster than in similar cases of Co and Rh doping. In cases of Co and Rh doping an additional minimum in the temperature-dependent ?c emerges for high dopings, when superconductivity is completely suppressed. These features are consistent with the existence of a charge gap covering part of the Fermi surface. The part of the Fermi surface affected by this gap is notably larger for Ni- and Pd-doped compositions than in Co- and Rh-doped compounds.

  9. WIYN open cluster study. LX. Spectroscopic binary orbits in NGC 6819

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    Milliman, Katelyn E.; Mathieu, Robert D.; Gosnell, Natalie M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Geller, Aaron M. [Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Meibom, Søren [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Platais, Imants, E-mail: [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)


    We present the current state of the WOCS radial-velocity (RV) survey for the rich open cluster NGC 6819 (2.5 Gyr) including 93 spectroscopic binary orbits with periods ranging from 1.5 to 8000 days. These results are the product of our ongoing RV survey of NGC 6819 using the Hydra Multi-Object Spectrograph on the WIYN 3.5 m telescope. We also include a detailed analysis of multiple prior sets of optical photometry for NGC 6819. Within a 1° field of view, our stellar sample includes the giant branch, the red clump, and blue straggler candidates, and extends to almost 2 mag below the main sequence (MS) turnoff. For each star observed in our survey we present all RV measurements, the average RV, and velocity variability information. Additionally, we discuss notable binaries from our sample, including eclipsing binaries (WOCS 23009, WOCS 24009, and WOCS 40007), stars noted in Kepler asteroseismology studies (WOCS 4008, WOCS 7009, and WOCS 8007), and potential descendants of past blue stragglers (WOCS 1006 and WOCS 6002). We find the incompleteness-corrected binary fraction for all MS binaries with periods less than 10{sup 4} days to be 22% ± 3% and a tidal circularization period of 6.2{sub ?1.1}{sup +1.1} days for NGC 6819.

  10. Diagnostics of the Heating Processes in Solar Flares Using Chromospheric Spectral Lines

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    J. X. Cheng; M. D. Ding; J. P. Li


    We have calculated the H$\\alpha$ and Ca {\\sc ii} 8542 {\\AA} line profiles based on four different atmospheric models, including the effects of nonthermal electron beams with various energy fluxes. These two lines have different responses to thermal and nonthermal effects, and can be used to diagnose the thermal and nonthermal heating processes. We apply our method to an X-class flare that occurred on 2001 October 19. We are able to identify quantitatively the heating effects during the flare eruption. We find that the nonthermal effects at the outer edge of the flare ribbon are more notable than that at the inner edge, while the temperature at the inner edge seems higher. On the other hand, the results show that nonthermal effects increase rapidly in the rise phase and decrease quickly in the decay phase, but the atmospheric temperature can still keep relatively high for some time after getting to its maximum. For the two kernels that we analyze, the maximum energy fluxes of the electron beams are $\\sim$ 10$^{10}$ and 10$^{11}$ ergs cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$, respectively. However, the atmospheric temperatures are not so high, i.e., lower than or slightly higher than that of the weak flare model F1 at the two kernels. We discuss the implications of the results for two-ribbon flare models.

  11. In situ Lorentz TEM magnetization studies on a Fe-Pd-Co martensitic alloy.

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    Budruk, A.; Phatak, C.; Petford-Long, A. K.; De Graef, M. (Center for Nanoscale Materials); ( MSD); (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)


    Understanding domain wall pinning centers and the resultant mobility of ferroic (ferromagnetic and ferroelastic) walls under an applied magnetic field is of central importance to actuator applications of magnetic shape memory alloys. The movement of ferroic boundaries in a twinned Fe-Pd-Co martensite was analyzed by means of Lorentz mode transmission electron microscopy. An in situ magnetizing sample-holder was used to record the evolution of the magnetic domain structure as a function of the applied field. Fresnel images were recorded at different field values and a phase reconstruction algorithm was used to map the magnetization configuration inside the foil. The motion of magnetic domain walls was found to be strongly influenced by the presence of twin boundaries. Free-standing domain walls became mobile at fields as low as 15 Oe, whereas an order of magnitude higher field was required to depin domain walls that coincided with twin boundaries. The domain wall motion was completely reversible with a notable hysteresis.

  12. Localization of the regulatory particle subunit Sem1 in the 26S proteasome

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    Bohn, Stefan; Sakata, Eri; Beck, Florian; Pathare, Ganesh R.; Schnitger, Jérôme; Nágy, Istvan; Baumeister, Wolfgang, E-mail:; Förster, Friedrich, E-mail:


    Highlights: •26S proteasome subunit Sem1 was mapped using cryo-EM and cross-linking data. •C-terminal helix of Sem1 located near winged helix motif of Rpn7. •N-terminal part of Sem1 tethers Rpn7, Rpn3 and lid helical bundle. •Sem1 binds differently to PCI-domains of proteasome subunit Rpn7 and TREX-2 subunit Thp1. -- Abstract: The ubiquitin–proteasome system is responsible for regulated protein degradation in the cell with the 26S proteasome acting as its executive arm. The molecular architecture of this 2.5 MDa complex has been established recently, with the notable exception of the small acidic subunit Sem1. Here, we localize the C-terminal helix of Sem1 binding to the PCI domain of the subunit Rpn7 using cryo-electron microscopy single particle reconstruction of proteasomes purified from yeast cells with sem1 deletion. The approximate position of the N-terminal region of Sem1 bridging the cleft between Rpn7 and Rpn3 was inferred based on site-specific cross-linking data of the 26S proteasome. Our structural studies indicate that Sem1 can assume different conformations in different contexts, which supports the idea that Sem1 functions as a molecular glue stabilizing the Rpn3/Rpn7 heterodimer.

  13. Performance Characterization and Remedy of Experimental CuInGaSe2 Mini-Modules: Preprint

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    Pern, F. J.; Yan, F.; Mansfield, L.; Glynn, S.; Rekow, M.; Murion, R.


    We employed current-voltage (I-V), quantum efficiency (QE), photoluminescence (PL), electroluminescence (EL), lock-in thermography (LIT), and (electrochemical) impedance spectroscopy (ECIS) to complementarily characterize the performance and remedy for two pairs of experimental CuInGaSe2 (CIGS) mini-modules. One pair had the three scribe-lines (P1/P2/P3) done by a single pulse-programmable laser, and the other had the P2/P3 lines by mechanical scribe. Localized QE measurements for each cell strip on all four mini-modules showed non-uniform distributions that correlated well with the presence of performance-degrading strips or spots revealed by PL, EL, and LIT imaging. Performance of the all-laser-scribed mini-modules improved significantly by adding a thicker Al-doped ZnO layer and reworking the P3 line. The efficiency on one of the all-laser-scribed mini-modules increased notably from 7.80% to 8.56% after the performance-degrading spots on the side regions along the cell array were isolated by manual scribes.

  14. Searching for Dark Matter Annihilation in the Smith High-Velocity Cloud

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    Alex Drlica-Wagner; German A. Gomez-Vargas; John W. Hewitt; Tim Linden; Luigi Tibaldo


    Recent observations suggest that some high-velocity clouds may be confined by massive dark matter halos. In particular, the proximity and proposed dark matter content of the Smith Cloud make it a tempting target for the indirect detection of dark matter annihilation. We argue that the Smith Cloud may be a better target than some Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies and use gamma-ray observations from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to search for a dark matter annihilation signal. No significant gamma-ray excess is found coincident with the Smith Cloud, and we set strong limits on the dark matter annihilation cross section assuming a spatially-extended dark matter profile consistent with dynamical modeling of the Smith Cloud. Notably, these limits exclude the canonical thermal relic cross section ($\\sim 3\\times10^{-26}{\\rm cm}^{3}{\\rm s}^{-1}$) for dark matter masses $\\lesssim 30$ GeV annihilating via the $b \\bar b$ or $\\tau^{+}\\tau^{-}$ channels for certain assumptions of the dark matter density profile; however, uncertainties in the dark matter content of the Smith Cloud may significantly weaken these constraints.

  15. Expansions of the solutions of the biconfluent Heun equation in terms of incomplete Beta and Gamma functions

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    C. Leroy; Y. Pashayan-Leroy; A. M. Ishkhanyan


    We consider the equations obeyed by different functions which involve the first or the second derivatives of the biconfluent Heun function. A notable feature of these equations is that they have at least one more regular singularity, as compared with the biconfluent Heun equation. The position of this extra singularity is defined by the accessory parameter of the biconfluent Heun equation, and in general it may be located at any point of the extended complex z-plane. Starting from these equations, we construct two different expansions of the solutions of the biconfluent Heun equation in terms of incomplete Beta functions. The first series applies single Beta functions as expansion functions, while the second one involves a combination of two Beta functions. The coefficients of expansions obey four- and five-term recurrence relations, respectively. It is shown that the proposed technique is potent to produce series solutions in terms of other special functions. Two examples of such expansions in terms of the incomplete Gamma functions are presented.

  16. The process of data formation for the Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) in Solar Orbiter

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    Giordano, Sara; Piana, Michele; Massone, Anna Maria


    The Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is a hard X-ray imaging spectroscopy device to be mounted in the Solar Orbiter cluster with the aim of providing images and spectra of solar flaring regions at different photon energies in the range from a few keV to around 150 keV. The imaging modality of this telescope is based on the Moire pattern concept and utilizes 30 sub-collimators, each one containing a pair of co-axial grids. This paper applies Fourier analysis to provide the first rigorous description of the data formation process in STIX. Specifically, we show that, under first harmonic approximation, the integrated counts measured by STIX sub-collimators can be interpreted as specific spatial Fourier components of the incoming photon flux, named visibilities. Fourier analysis also allows the quantitative assessment of the reliability of such interpretation. The description of STIX data in terms of visibilities has a notable impact on the image reconstruction process, since it fosters the applic...

  17. Turbulence driven diffusion in protoplanetary disks - chemical effects in the outer disk

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    K. Willacy; W. D. Langer; M. Allen; G. Bryden


    The dynamics and chemistry of protostellar disks are likely to be intricately linked, with dynamical processes altering the chemical composition, and chemistry, in turn, controlling the ionization structure and hence the ability of the magneto-rotational instability to drive the disk turbulence. Here we present the results from the first chemical models of the outer regions (R > 100 AU) of protoplanetary disks to consider the effects of turbulence driven diffusive mixing in the vertical direction. We show that vertical diffusion can greatly affect the column densities of many species, increasing them by factors of up to two orders of magnitude. Previous disk models have shown that disks can be divided into three chemically distinct layers, with the bulk of the observed molecular emission coming from a region between an atomic/ionic layer on the surface of the disk and the midplane regoin where the bulk of molecules are frozen onto grains. Diffusion retains this three layer structure, but increases the depth of the molecular layer by bringing atoms and atomic ions form by photodissociation in the surface layers into the shielded molecular layer where molecules can reform. For other species, notably NH3 and N2H+, the column densities are relatively unaffected by diffusion. These species peak in abundance near the midplane where most other molecules are heavily depleted, rather than in the molecular layer above. Diffusion only affects the abundances of those molecules with peak abundances in the molecular layer. We find that diffusion does not affect the ionization fraction of the disk. We compare the calculated column densities to observations of DM Tau, LkCa 15 and TW Hya and find good agreement for many molecules with a diffusion coefficient of 1e18 cm^2 s^-1.

  18. Rotational spectroscopy as a tool to investigate interactions between vibrational polyads in symmetric top molecules: low-lying states v8 <= 2 of methyl cyanide, CH$_3$CN

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    Müller, Holger S P; Drouin, Brian J; Pearson, John C; Kleiner, Isabelle; Sams, Robert L; Sung, Keeyoon; Ordu, Matthias H; Lewen, Frank


    Spectra of methyl cyanide were recorded to analyze interactions in low-lying vibrational states and to construct line lists for radio astronomical observations as well as for infrared spectroscopic investigations of planetary atmospheres. The rotational spectra cover large portions of the 36-1627 GHz region. In the infrared (IR), a spectrum was recorded for this study in the region of 2nu8 around 717 cm-1 with assignments covering 684-765 cm-1. Additional spectra in the nu8 region were used to validate the analysis. The large amount and the high accuracy of the rotational data extend to much higher J and K quantum numbers and allowed us to investigate for the first time in depth local interactions between these states which occur at high K values. In particular, we have detected several interactions between v8 = 1 and 2. Notably, there is a strong Delta(v8) = +- 1, Delta(K) = 0, Delta(l) = +-3 Fermi resonance between v8 = 1^-1 and v8 = 2^+2 at K = 14. Pronounced effects in the spectrum are also caused by reso...

  19. Magnetic Reconnection in the MST Reversed Field Pinch

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    Crocker, N.E.


    Magnetic field line reconnection is a process whereby magnetic field lines which are otherwise topologically preserved by, and frozen into, a plasma can break and reconnect to form field lines with different topologies. It plays a significant role in a wide variety of plasmas, including stellar, space and laboratory plasmas. The focus of this dissertation is the underlying dynamics of reconnection in one particular kind of laboratory plasma: the Reversed Field Pinch (RFP). Specifically, this dissertation reports measurements, made using a pair of insertable diagnostics in conjunction with arrays of magnetic sensing coils positioned near the plasma surface, of the spatial structure of the magnetic and parallel current density fluctuations associated with reconnection in the edge of MST. At least 4 significant results are obtained form such measurements. First we observe direct evidence of reconnection which takes the form of tearing modes in an RFP. Specifically we measure a (radial) magnetic field fluctuation that causes reconnection in the so-called reversal surface, or q = 0 surface, in the edge of MST. Notably this evidence of reconnection at the reversal surface is the first of its kind in an RFP. Second, we measure the radial width of the associated current sheet, or fluctuation in the component of the current density parallel to the equilibrium magnetic field. Such current sheets are a characteristic feature of the reconnection process but their radial widths are sensitive to the specific effects that allow reconnection to occur sometimes call non-ideal effects because reconnection is forbidden by ideal MHD. We compare the observed width to those expected from models of reconnection that incorporate different non-ideal effects in Ohm's law. In particular we see that the observed width is significantly larger than those expected form resistivity in the context of linearly unstable tearing modes and electron inertia. It is a factor of a few larger than the width expected form the electron pressure gradient effect. It is significantly smaller than the width expected from the ion inertia, but this width is not expected to be relevant to a strongly magnetized plasma such as an RFP. Notably it is comparable to the width of the magnetic island produced by the associated tearing mode. This is consistent with expectation for saturated or fully developed resistive tearing modes such as MST is believed to exhibit. It is also consistent with the broadening of a smaller width current sheet through current transport due to parallel streaming of charge carriers (along the field lines of the associated island). Third we obtain estimates of the radial charge transport or radial current density due to streaming charge of carriers along magnetic field lines that results from reconnection in the edge of MST. We find that in contradiction with the theoretical expectation for isolated tearing modes it is non-vanishing and in fact large enough to imply both the existence of another charge transport mechanism to maintain charge neutrality and a significant difference in the radial ion and electron particle fluxes due to parallel streaming of particles. Fourth we interpret the flux surface average of j and b as a J x B force density on the plasma. We observe in agreement with theory and observation for interacting tearing modes in an RFP that the radial structure of the force density during sawtooth crashes is such as to flatten the equilibrium radial gradient in toroidal velocity. We observe also that it is sufficiently large as to imply the existence of other force densities on the plasma.

  20. Bioenergy in Energy Transformation and Climate Management

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    Rose, Steven K.; Kriegler, Elmar; Bibas, Ruben; Calvin, Katherine V.; Popp, Alexander; van Vuuren, Detlef; Weyant, John


    Unlike fossil fuels, biomass is a renewable resource that can sequester carbon during growth, be converted to energy, and then re-grown. Biomass is also a flexible fuel that can service many end-uses. This paper explores the importance of bioenergy to potential future energy transformation and climate change management. Using a model comparison of fifteen models, we characterize and analyze future dependence on, and the value of, bioenergy in achieving potential long-run climate objectives—reducing radiative forcing to 3.7 and 2.8 W/m2 in 2100 (approximately 550 and 450 ppm carbon dioxide equivalent atmospheric concentrations). Model scenarios project, by 2050, bioenergy growth of 2 to 10% per annum reaching 5 to 35 percent of global primary energy, and by 2100, bioenergy becoming 15 to 50 percent of global primary energy. Non-OECD regions are projected to be the dominant suppliers of biomass, as well as consumers, with up to 35 percent of regional electricity from biopower by 2050, and up to 70 percent of regional liquid fuels from biofuels by 2050. Bioenergy is found to be valuable to many models with significant implications for mitigation costs and world consumption. The availability of bioenergy, in particular biomass with carbon dioxide capture and storage (BECCS), notably affects the cost-effective global emissions trajectory for climate management by accommodating prolonged near-term use of fossil fuels. We also find that models cost-effectively trade-off land carbon and nitrous oxide emissions for the long-run climate change management benefits of bioenergy. Overall, further evaluation of the viability of global large-scale bioenergy is merited.

  1. Synthesis-Structure-Performance Correlation for Polyaniline-Me-C Non-Precious Metal Cathode Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction in Fuel Cells

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    Wu, Gang [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Johnston, Christina [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Mack, Nathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Artyushkova, Kateryna [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Ferrandon, Magali [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Nelson, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Lezama-pacheco, Juan [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Conradson, Steven [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); More, Karren Leslie [ORNL; Myers, Deborah [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Zelenay, Piotr [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)


    In this report, we present the systematic preparation of active and durable non-precious metal catalysts (NPMCs) for the oxygen reduction reaction in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) based on the heat treatment of polyaniline/metal/carbon precursors. Variation of the synthesis steps, heat-treatment temperature, metal loading, and the metal type in the synthesis leads to markedly different catalyst activity, speciation, and morphology. Microscopy studies demonstrate notable differences in the carbon structure as a function of these variables. Balancing the need to increase the catalyst's degree of graphitization through heat treatment versus the excessive loss of surface area that occurs at higher temperatures is a key to preparing an active catalyst. XPS and XAFS spectra are consistent with the presence of Me-N{sub x} structures in both the Co and Fe versions of the catalyst, which are often proposed to be active sites. The average speciation and coordination environment of nitrogen and metal, however, depends greatly on the choice of Co or Fe. Taken together, the data indicate that better control of the metal-catalyzed transformations of the polymer into new graphitized carbon forms in the heat-treatment step will allow for even further improvement of this class of catalysts.

  2. The French nuclear power plant reactor building containment contributions of prestressing and concrete performances in reliability improvements and cost savings

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    Rouelle, P.; Roy, F. [Electricite de France, Paris (France). Engineering and Construction Div.


    The Electricite de France`s N4 CHOOZ B nuclear power plant, two units of the world`s largest PWR model (1450 Mwe each), has earned the Electric Power International`s 1997 Powerplant Award. This lead NPP for EDF`s N4 series has been improved notably in terms of civil works. The presentation will focus on the Reactor Building`s inner containment wall which is one of the main civil structures on a technical and safety point of view. In order to take into account the necessary evolution of the concrete technical specification such as compressive strength low creep and shrinkage, the HSC/HPC has been used on the last N4 Civaux 2 NPP. As a result of the use of this type of professional concrete, the containment withstands an higher internal pressure related to severe accident and ensures higher level of leak-tightness, thus improving the overall safety of the NPP. On that occasion, a new type of prestressing has been tested locally through 55 C 15 S tendons using a new C 1500 FE Jack. These updated civil works techniques shall allow EDF to ensure a Reactor Containment lifespan for more than 50 years. The gains in terms of reliability and cost saving of these improved techniques will be developed hereafter.

  3. Economic and Non-proliferation Policy Considerations of Uranium Enrichment in Brazil and Argentina

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    Short, Steven M.; Phillips, Jon R.; Weimar, Mark R.; Mahy, Heidi A.


    The nuclear development programs of both Argentina and Brazil have, since the 1970s, been premised on the desire for self-sufficiency and assurance of nuclear fuel supply. While military rivalry and mutual distrust led to nuclear weapons related development programs in the 1970s and 1980s, both countries have since terminated these programs. Furthermore, the governments of both countries have pledged their commitment to exclusively non-explosive use of nuclear energy and have signed the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Utilizing rights provided for under the NPT, both Argentina and Brazil have nuclear fuel production facilities, with the notable exception of enrichment plants, that provide much of the current indigenous fuel requirements for their nuclear power plants. However, both countries are actively developing enrichment capability to fill this gap. The purpose of this report is to assess the economic basis and non-proliferation policy considerations for indigenous enrichment capability within the context of their desired self-sufficiency and to evaluate possible United States Government policy options.

  4. Likely detection of water-rich asteroid debris in a metal-polluted white dwarf

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    Raddi, R; Koester, D; Farihi, J; Hermes, J J; Scaringi, S; Breedt, E; Girven, J


    The cool white dwarf SDSS J124231.07+522626.6 exhibits photospheric absorption lines of 8 distinct heavy elements in medium resolution optical spectra, notably including oxygen. The Teff = 13000 K atmosphere is helium-dominated, but the convection zone contains significant amounts of hydrogen and oxygen. The four most common rock-forming elements (O, Mg, Si, and Fe) account for almost all the accreted mass, totalling at least 1.2e+24 g, similar to the mass of Ceres. The time-averaged accretion rate is 2e+10 g/s, one of the highest rates inferred among all known metal-polluted white dwarfs. We note a large oxygen excess, with respect to the most common metal oxides, suggesting that the white dwarf accreted planetary debris with a water content of ~38 per cent by mass. This star, together with GD 61, GD 16, and GD 362, form a small group of outliers from the known population of evolved planetary systems accreting predominantly dry, rocky debris. This result strengthens the hypothesis that, integrated over the c...


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    Da Costa, G. S.; Norris, John E.; Yong, David [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)


    We have used the high-resolution observations obtained at the Anglo-Australian Telescope with Ultra-High Resolution Facility (R {approx} 100,000) and at Gemini-S with b-HROS (R {approx} 150,000) to determine magnesium isotope ratios for seven {omega} Cen red giants that cover a range in iron abundance from [Fe/H] = -1.78 to -0.78 dex, and for two red giants in M4 (NGC 6121). The {omega} Cen stars sample both the ''primordial'' (i.e., O-rich, Na- and Al-poor) and the ''extreme'' (O-depleted, Na- and Al-rich) populations in the cluster. The primordial population stars in both {omega} Cen and M4 show ({sup 25}Mg, {sup 26}Mg)/{sup 24}Mg isotopic ratios that are consistent with those found for the primordial population in other globular clusters with similar [Fe/H] values. The isotopic ratios for the {omega} Cen extreme stars are also consistent with those for extreme population stars in other clusters. The results for the extreme population stars studied indicate that the {sup 26}Mg/{sup 24}Mg ratio is highest at intermediate metallicities ([Fe/H] < -1.4 dex), and for the highest [Al/Fe] values. Further, the relative abundance of {sup 26}Mg in the extreme population stars is notably higher than that of {sup 25}Mg, in contrast to model predictions. The {sup 25}Mg/{sup 24}Mg isotopic ratio in fact does not show any obvious dependence on either [Fe/H] or [Al/Fe] nor, intriguingly, any obvious difference between the primordial and extreme population stars.

  6. Hierarchical organization of chiral rafts in colloidal membranes

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    Prerna Sharma; Andrew Ward; T. Gibaud; Michael F. Hagan; Zvonimir Dogic


    Liquid-liquid phase separation is ubiquitous in suspensions of nanoparticles, proteins and colloids. With a few notable exceptions, surface-tension-minimizing liquid droplets in bulk suspensions continuously coalesce, increasing in size without bound until achieving macroscale phase separation. In comparison, the phase behavior of colloids, nanoparticles or proteins confined to interfaces, surfaces or membranes is significantly more complex. Inclusions distort the local interface structure leading to interactions that are fundamentally different from the well-studied interactions mediated by isotropic solvents. Here, we investigate liquid-liquid phase separation in monolayer membranes composed of dissimilar chiral colloidal rods. We demonstrate that colloidal rafts are a ubiquitous feature of binary colloidal membranes. We measure the raft free energy landscape by visualizing its assembly kinetics. Subsequently, we quantify repulsive raft-raft interactions and relate them to directly imaged raft-induced membrane distortions, demonstrating that particle chirality plays a key role in this microphase separation. At high densities, rafts assemble into cluster crystals which constantly exchange monomeric rods with the background reservoir to maintain a self-limited size. Lastly, we demonstrate that rafts can form bonds to assemble into higher-order supra-structures. Our work demonstrates that membrane-mediated liquid-liquid phase separation can be fundamentally different from the well-characterized behavior of bulk liquids. It outlines a robust membrane-based pathway for assembly of monodisperse liquid clusters which is complementary to existing methods which take place in bulk suspensions. Finally, it reveals that chiral inclusions in membranes acquire long-ranged repulsive interactions, which might play a role in stabilizing assemblages of finite size.

  7. Light-ion production in the interaction of 175 MeV quasi-mono-energetic neutrons with iron and with bismuth

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    R. Bevilacqua; K. Jansson; S. Pomp; P. Andersson; J. Blomgren; C. Gustavsson; A. Hjalmarsson; V. D. Simutkin; M. Österlund; A. J. Koning; A. V. Prokofiev; M. Hayashi; S. Hirayama; Y. Naitou; Y. Watanabe; U. Tippawan; S. G. Mashnik; L. M. Kerby; F. -R. Lecolley; N. Marie; J. -C. David; S. Leray


    Nuclear data for neutron-induced reactions in the intermediate energy range of 20 to 200 MeV are of great importance for the development of nuclear reaction codes since little data exist in that range. Also several different applications benefit from such data, notably accelerator-driven incineration of nuclear waste. The Medley setup was used for a series of measurements of p, d, t, $^3$He and $\\alpha$-particle production by 175 MeV quasi-mono-energetic neutrons on various target nuclei. The measurements were performed at the The Svedberg Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden. Eight detector telescopes placed at angles between 20$^\\circ$ and 160$^\\circ$ were used. Medley uses the $\\Delta E$-$\\Delta E$-$E$ technique to discriminate among the particle types and is able to measure double-differential cross sections over a wide range of particle energies. This paper briefly describes the experimental setup, summarizes the data analysis and reports on recent changes in the previously reported preliminary data set on bismuth. Experimental data are compared with INCL4.5-Abla07, MCNP6 using CEM03.03, TALYS and PHITS model calculations as well as with nuclear data evaluations. The models agree fairly well overall but in some cases systematic differences are found.

  8. Data Mining Session-Based Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in a Mental Health Setting: Toward Data-Driven Clinical Decision Support and Personalized Treatment

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    Casey Bennett; Thomas Doub; April Bragg; Jason Luellen; Christina Van Regenmorter; Jennifer Lockman; Randall Reiserer


    The CDOI outcome measure - a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument utilizing direct client feedback - was implemented in a large, real-world behavioral healthcare setting in order to evaluate previous findings from smaller controlled studies. PROs provide an alternative window into treatment effectiveness based on client perception and facilitate detection of problems/symptoms for which there is no discernible measure (e.g. pain). The principal focus of the study was to evaluate the utility of the CDOI for predictive modeling of outcomes in a live clinical setting. Implementation factors were also addressed within the framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior by linking adoption rates to implementation practices and clinician perceptions. The results showed that the CDOI does contain significant capacity to predict outcome delta over time based on baseline and early change scores in a large, real-world clinical setting, as suggested in previous research. The implementation analysis revealed a number of critical factors affecting successful implementation and adoption of the CDOI outcome measure, though there was a notable disconnect between clinician intentions and actual behavior. Most importantly, the predictive capacity of the CDOI underscores the utility of direct client feedback measures such as PROs and their potential use as the basis for next generation clinical decision support tools and personalized treatment approaches.

  9. A Study to Develop an Industrial-Scale, Computer-Controlled High Magnetic Field Processing (HMFP) System to Assist in Commercializing the Novel, Enabling HMFP Manufacturing Technology

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    Ludtka, Gail Mackiewicz- [ORNL; Chourey, Aashish [American Magnetics Inc.


    As the original magnet designer and manufacturer of ORNL s 9T, 5-inch ID bore magnet, American Magnetics Inc. (AMI) has collaborated with ORNL s Materials Processing Group s and this partnership has been instrumental in the development of our unique thermo-magnetic facilities and expertise. Consequently, AMI and ORNL have realized that the commercial implementation of the High Magnetic Field Processing (HMFP) technology will require the evolution of robust, automated superconducting (SC) magnet systems that will be cost-effective and easy to operate in an industrial environment. The goal of this project and CRADA is to significantly expedite the timeline for implementing this revolutionary and pervasive cross-cutting technology for future US produced industrial components. The successful completion of this project is anticipated to significantly assist in the timely commercialization and licensing of our HMFP intellectual property for a broad spectrum of industries; and to open up a new market for AMI. One notable outcome of this project is that the ThermoMagnetic Processing Technology WON a prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Awards. This award acknowledges and recognizes our TMP Technology as one of the top 100 innovative US technologies in 2009. By successfully establishing the design requirements for a commercial scale magnetic processing system, this project effort has accomplished a key first step in facilitating the building and demonstration of a superconducting magnetic processing coil, enabling the transition of the High Magnetic Field Processing Technology beyond a laboratory novelty into a commercially viable and industrially scalable Manufacturing Technology.


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    Madhi, Elhoucine; Nagy, Peter B. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221 (United States)


    In nickel-base superalloys, irreversible electrical conductivity changes occur above a transition temperature where thermally-activated microstructural evolution initiates. The electrical conductivity first decreases above about 450 deg. C then increases above 600 deg. C. However, the presence of plastic deformation results in accelerated microstructure evolution at an earlier transition temperature. It was recently suggested that this well-known phenomenon might explain the notable conductivity difference between the peened near-surface part and the intact part at sufficiently large depth in surface-treated specimens. The influence of cold work on the electrical conductivity change with thermal exposure offers a probable answer to one of the main remaining questions in eddy current residual stress assessment, namely unusually fast and occasionally even non-monotonic decay of the apparent eddy current conductivity (AECC) change that was observed at temperatures as low as 400 deg. C. To validate this explanation, the present study investigates the influence of cold work on low-frequency Alternating Current Potential Drop (ACPD) resistivity variations with thermal exposure. In-situ resistivity monitoring was conducted throughout various heating cycles using the ACPD technique. IN-718 nickel-base superalloy specimens with different levels of cold work were exposed to gradually increasing peak temperatures from 400 deg. C to 800 deg. C. The results indicate that the initial irreversible rise in resistivity is approximately one order of magnitude higher and occurs at about 50 deg. C lower temperature in cold-worked samples of 30% plastic strain than in the intact material.

  11. Centennial black carbon turnover observed in a Russia steppe soil

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    Hammes, K.; Torn, M.S.; Lapenas, A.G.; Schmidt, M.W.I.


    Black carbon (BC), from incomplete combustion of fuels and biomass, has been considered highly recalcitrant and a substantial sink for carbon dioxide. Recent studies have shown that BC can be degraded in soils. We use two soils with very low spatial variability sampled 100 years apart in a Russian steppe preserve to generate the first whole-profile estimate of BC stocks and turnover in the field. Quantities of fire residues in soil changed significantly over a century. Black carbon stock was 2.5 kg m{sup -2}, or about 7-10% of total organic C in 1900. With cessation of biomass burning, BC stocks decreased 25% over a century, which translates into a centennial soil BC turnover (293 years best estimate; range 182-541 years), much faster than so-called inert or passive carbon in ecosystem models. The turnover time presented here is for loss by all processes, namely decomposition, leaching, and erosion, although the latter two were probably insignificant in this case. Notably, at both time points, the peak BC stock was below 30 cm, a depth interval, which is not typically accounted for. Also, the quality of the fire residues changed with time, as indicated by the use benzene poly carboxylic acids (BPCA) as molecular markers. The proportions of less-condensed (and thus more easily degradable) BC structures decreased, whereas the highly condensed (and more recalcitrant) BC structures survived unchanged over the 100-year period. Our results show that BC cannot be assumed chemically recalcitrant in all soils, and other explanations for very old soil carbon are needed.

  12. Distinct kinetics of human DNA ligases I, IIIalpha, IIIbeta, and IV reveal direct DNA sensing ability and differential physiological functions in DNA repair

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    Chen, Xi; Ballin, Jeff D.; Della-Maria, Julie; Tsai, Miaw-Sheue; White, Elizabeth J.; Tomkinson, Alan E.; Wilson, Gerald M.


    The three human LIG genes encode polypeptides that catalyze phosphodiester bond formation during DNA replication, recombination and repair. While numerous studies have identified protein partners of the human DNA ligases (hLigs), there has been little characterization of the catalytic properties of these enzymes. In this study, we developed and optimized a fluorescence-based DNA ligation assay to characterize the activities of purified hLigs. Although hLigI joins DNA nicks, it has no detectable activity on linear duplex DNA substrates with short, cohesive single-strand ends. By contrast, hLigIII{beta} and the hLigIII{alpha}/XRCC1 and hLigIV/XRCC4 complexes are active on both nicked and linear duplex DNA substrates. Surprisingly, hLigIV/XRCC4, which is a key component of the major non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway, is significantly less active than hLigIII on a linear duplex DNA substrate. Notably, hLigIV/XRCC4 molecules only catalyze a single ligation event in the absence or presence of ATP. The failure to catalyze subsequent ligation events reflects a defect in the enzyme-adenylation step of the next ligation reaction and suggests that, unless there is an in vivo mechanism to reactivate DNA ligase IV/XRCC4 following phosphodiester bond formation, the cellular NHEJ capacity will be determined by the number of adenylated DNA ligaseIV/XRCC4 molecules.

  13. INPP4B-mediated tumor resistance is associated with modulation of glucose metabolism via hexokinase 2 regulation in laryngeal cancer cells

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    Min, Joong Won [Division of Radiation Cancer Research, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Division of Radiation Cancer Research, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Kwang Il [Molecular Imaging Research Center, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Molecular Imaging Research Center, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hyun-Ah; Kim, Eun-Kyu; Noh, Woo Chul [Department of Surgery, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Surgery, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Jeon, Hong Bae [Biomedical Research Institute, MEDIPOST Co., Ltd., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Biomedical Research Institute, MEDIPOST Co., Ltd., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Dong-Hyung [Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do (Korea, Republic of)] [Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Jeong Su [Department of Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Park, In-Chul; Hwang, Sang-Gu [Division of Radiation Cancer Research, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Division of Radiation Cancer Research, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Jae-Sung, E-mail: [Division of Radiation Cancer Research, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Division of Radiation Cancer Research, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    Highlights: •HIF-1?-regulated INPP4B enhances glycolysis. •INPP4B regulates aerobic glycolysis by inducing HK2 via Akt-mTOR pathway. •Blockage of INPP4B and HK2 sensitizes radioresistant laryngeal cancer cells to radiation and anticancer drug. •INPP4B is associated with HK2 in human laryngeal cancer tissues. -- Abstract: Inositol polyphosphate 4-phosphatase type II (INPP4B) was recently identified as a tumor resistance factor in laryngeal cancer cells. Herein, we show that INPP4B-mediated resistance is associated with increased glycolytic phenotype. INPP4B expression was induced by hypoxia and irradiation. Intriguingly, overexpression of INPP4B enhanced aerobic glycolysis. Of the glycolysis-regulatory genes, hexokinase 2 (HK2) was mainly regulated by INPP4B and this regulation was mediated through the Akt-mTOR pathway. Notably, codepletion of INPP4B and HK2 markedly sensitized radioresistant laryngeal cancer cells to irradiation or anticancer drug. Moreover, INPP4B was significantly associated with HK2 in human laryngeal cancer tissues. Therefore, these results suggest that INPP4B modulates aerobic glycolysis via HK2 regulation in radioresistant laryngeal cancer cells.

  14. The mobile phase in coals: Its nature and modes of release: Part 2, Efforts to better define the nature and magnitude of the mobile phase: Final report

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    Given, P.H.


    Several liquefaction conditions and many extracting solvents were used in attempts to set up conditions such that, as the conditions became more severe, progressively more hexane-solubles, analyzable by GC/MS, would be released. It was hoped to identify a threshold beyond which trapped mobile phase molecules would become evident. A set of 10 hexane-soluble fractions, all obtained under various conditions from the same coal (a sample of Herrin No. 6 seam, Illinois), were subjected to analysis by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). Yields ranged from 0.6 to 16% of the organic matter in the coal. Prominent constituents of all of the fractions were homologous series of alkyl aromatic hydrocarbons, phenols and heterocycles, notably alkylacenaphthenes. Alkyl chains were either unbranched or lightly branched. There was a similarity in the spectra of all of the fractions irrespective of yield. The ease with which a certain homologous series can be released from a coal is highly variable. Thus the data are consistent with the concept of a mobile phase some components of which are trapped in cavities with entrances and exits of restricted size. Release of the various physically held species and the fragments from thermal breakdown of the structure will certainly present a very complex system for kinetic modeling. 30 refs., 10 tabs.

  15. GRUMPS Summer Anthology, 2001

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    Atkinson, M.; Brown, M.; Cargill, J.; Crease, M.; Draper, S.; Evans, J.H.

    Atkinson,M. Brown,M. Cargill,J. Crease,M. Draper,S. Evans,J.H. Gray,P. Mitchell,C. Ritchie,M. Thomas,R. Academic Press

  16. Growth of crystalline X-Sic on Si at reduced temperatures by chemical vapor deposition from `silacycllobutane

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    Steckl, Andrew J.

    gas and the de- simple hydrocarbon, such as propane. The Si-bearing gas is creased operational hazards growth has been reported to pro- duce both monocrystalline layers' at 750 "C and amor- phous layers9 over

  17. Flood or Drought: How Do Aerosols Affect Precipitation?

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    Daniel, Rosenfeld

    by scattering and absorbing the solar radiation that energizes the formation of clouds (3­5). Because all cloud on clouds most- ly act to suppress precipitation, because they de- crease the amount of solar radiation

  18. Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2003 Per Christensen and Daniel Cohen-Or (Editors)

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    Utah, University of

    for quickly rendering soft shadows are needed. Shadows consist of two parts, an umbra and a penumbra. Umbral- proach breaks down when the umbra region significantly de- creases or disappears. This happens for very

  19. K{sup -} and p-bar spectra for AuAu collisions at {radical}s = 200 GeV from STAR, PHENIX, and BRAHMS in comparison to core-corona model predictions

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    Schreiber, C.; Werner, K.; Aichelin, J. [Universite de Nantes, SUBATECH (France)


    Based on results obtained with event generators we have launched the core-corona model. It describes in a simplified way but quite successfully the centrality dependence of multiplicity and of identified particles observed in heavy-ion reactions at beam energies between {radical}s = 17 and 200 GeV. Also the centrality dependence of the elliptic flow, {upsilon}{sub 2}, for all charged and identified particles could be explained in this model. Here we extend this analysis and study the centrality dependence of single-particle spectra of K{sup -} and p-bar measured by the PHENIX, STAR, and BRAHMS Collaborations. We find that also for these particles the analysis of the spectra in the core-corona model suffers from differences in the data published by the different experimental groups, notably for the pp collisions. As for protons and K{sup +}, for each experience the data agree well with the prediction of the core-corona model but the values of the two necessary parameters depend on the experiments. We show as well that the average momentum as a function of the centrality depends in a very sensitive way on the particle species and may be quite different for particles which have about the same mass. Therefore the idea to interpret this centrality dependence as a consequence of a collective expansion of the system, as done in blast way fits, may be premature.

  20. $K^-$ and $\\bar p$ Spectra for Au+Au Collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 200 GeV from STAR, PHENIX and BRAHMS in Comparison to Core-Corona Model Predictions

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    C. Schreiber; K. Werner; J. Aichelin


    Based on results obtained with event generators we have launched the core-corona model. It describes in a simplified way but quite successfully the centrality dependence of multiplicity and $$ of identified particles observed in heavy-ion reaction at beam energies between $\\sqrt{s}$ = 17 GeV and 200 GeV. Also the centrality dependence of the elliptic flow, $v_2$, for all charged and identified particles could be explained in this model. Here we extend this analysis and study the centrality dependence of single particle spectra of $K^-$ and ${\\bar p}$ measured by the PHENIX, STAR and BRAHMS collaborations. We find that also for these particles the analysis of the spectra in the core-corona model suffers from differences in the data published by the different experimental groups, notably for the pp collisions. As for protons and $K^+$ for each experience the data agree well with the prediction of the core-corona model but the value of the two necessary parameters depends on the experiments. We show as well that the average momentum as a function of the centrality depends in a very sensitive way on the particle species and may be quite different for particles which have about the same mass. Therefore the idea to interpret this centrality dependence as a consequence of a collective expansion of the system, as done in blast way fits may be premature.

  1. Radiative Feedback in Relic HII Regions at High-Redshift

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    Andrei Mesinger; Greg L. Bryan; Zoltan Haiman


    UV radiation from early astrophysical sources could have a large impact on subsequent star formation in nearby protogalaxies. Here we study the radiative feedback from the first, short-lived stars using hydrodynamical simulations with transient UV backgrounds (UVBs) and persistent Lyman-Werner backgrounds (LWBs) of varying intensity. We extend our prior work in Mesinger et al. (2006), by studying a more typical region whose proto-galaxies form at lower redshifts, z~13-20, in the epoch likely preceding the bulk of reionization. We confirm our previous results that feedback in the relic HII regions resulting from such transient radiation, is itself transient. Feedback effects dwindle away after ~30% of the Hubble time, and the same critical specific intensity of J_UV~0.1 x 10^{-21} ergs/s/cm^2/Hz/sr separates positive and negative feedback regimes. Additionally, we discover a second episode of eventual positive feedback in halos which have not yet collapsed when their progenitor regions were exposed to the transient UVB. This eventual positive feedback appears in all runs, regardless of the strength of the UVB. However, this feedback regime is very sensitive to the presence of Lyman-Werner radiation, and notable effects disappear under fairly modest background intensities of J_LW>10^{-3} x 10^{-21} ergs/s/cm^2/Hz/sr. We conclude that UV radiative feedback in relic HII regions, although a complicated process, seems unlikely to have a major impact on the progress of cosmological reionization, provided that present estimates of the lifetime and luminosity of a PopIII star are accurate. More likely is that the build-up of the LWB ultimately governs the feedback strength until a persistent UV background can be established. [abridged

  2. Disease Mutations in Rab7 Result in Unregulated Nucleotide Exchange and Inappropriate Activation

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    B McCray; E Skordalakes; J Taylor


    Rab GTPases are molecular switches that orchestrate vesicular trafficking, maturation and fusion by cycling between an active, GTP-bound form, and an inactive, GDP-bound form. The activity cycle is coupled to GTP hydrolysis and is tightly controlled by regulatory proteins. Missense mutations of the GTPase Rab7 cause a dominantly inherited axonal degeneration known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2B through an unknown mechanism. We present the 2.8 A crystal structure of GTP-bound L129F mutant Rab7 which reveals normal conformations of the effector binding regions and catalytic site, but an alteration to the nucleotide binding pocket that is predicted to alter GTP binding. Through extensive biochemical analysis, we demonstrate that disease-associated mutations in Rab7 do not lead to an intrinsic GTPase defect, but permit unregulated nucleotide exchange leading to both excessive activation and hydrolysis-independent inactivation. Consistent with augmented activity, mutant Rab7 shows significantly enhanced interaction with a subset of effector proteins. In addition, dynamic imaging demonstrates that mutant Rab7 is abnormally retained on target membranes. However, we show that the increased activation of mutant Rab7 is counterbalanced by unregulated, GTP hydrolysis-independent membrane cycling. Notably, disease mutations are able to rescue the membrane cycling of a GTPase-deficient mutant. Thus, we demonstrate that disease mutations uncouple Rab7 from the spatial and temporal control normally imposed by regulatory proteins and cause disease not by a gain of novel toxic function, but by misregulation of native Rab7 activity.

  3. Partial rotational lattice order–disorder in stefin B crystals

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    Renko, Miha [Josef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Centre of Excellence for Integrated Approaches in Chemistry and Biology of Proteins, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Taler-Ver?i?, Ajda [Josef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Miheli?, Marko [Josef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Centre of Excellence for Integrated Approaches in Chemistry and Biology of Proteins, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Žerovnik, Eva [Josef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Turk, Dušan, E-mail: [Josef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Centre of Excellence for Integrated Approaches in Chemistry and Biology of Proteins, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)


    Crystal lattice disorders are a phenomenon which may hamper the determination of macromolecular crystal structures. Using the case of the crystal structure of stefin B, identification of rotational order–disorder and structure determination are described. At present, the determination of crystal structures from data that have been acquired from twinned crystals is routine; however, with the increasing number of crystal structures additional crystal lattice disorders are being discovered. Here, a previously undescribed partial rotational order–disorder that has been observed in crystals of stefin B is described. The diffraction images revealed normal diffraction patterns that result from a regular crystal lattice. The data could be processed in space groups I4 and I422, yet one crystal exhibited a notable rejection rate in the higher symmetry space group. An explanation for this behaviour was found once the crystal structures had been solved and refined and the electron-density maps had been inspected. The lattice of stefin B crystals is composed of five tetramer layers: four well ordered layers which are followed by an additional layer of alternatively placed tetramers. The presence of alternative positions was revealed by the inspection of electron-density score maps. The well ordered layers correspond to the crystal symmetry of space group I422. In addition, the positions of the molecules in the additional layer are related by twofold rotational axes which correspond to space group I422; however, these molecules lie on the twofold axis and can only be related in a statistical manner. When the occupancies of alternate positions and overlapping are equal, the crystal lattice indeed fulfills the criteria of space group I422; when these occupancies are not equal, the lattice only fulfills the criteria of space group I4.

  4. Effects of threading dislocations on drain current dispersion and slow transients in unpassivated AlGaN/GaN/Si heterostructure field-effect transistors

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    Ghosh, Saptarsi, E-mail:; Dinara, Syed Mukulika; Mukhopadhyay, Partha; Jana, Sanjay K.; Bag, Ankush; Kabi, Sanjib [Advanced Technology Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Chakraborty, Apurba [Department of E and E C E, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Chang, Edward Yi [Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); Biswas, Dhrubes [Advanced Technology Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Department of E and E C E, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India)


    Current transient analysis combined with response to pulsed bias drives have been used to explore the possibilities of threading dislocations affecting the current dispersion characteristics of AlGaN/GaN heterostructure field-effect transistors (HFETs). A growth strategy is developed to modulate the dislocation density among the heterostructures grown on silicon by plasma-assisted molecular-beam epitaxy. Slow pulsed I-V measurements show severe compressions and appear to be significantly dependent on the threading dislocation density. By analyzing the corresponding slow detrapping process, a deep-level trap with emission time constant in the order of seconds was identified as the cause. Among the specimens, both in the epilayers and at the surface, the number of dislocations was found to have a notable influence on the spatial distribution of deep-level trap density. The observations confirm that the commonly observed degraded frequency performance among AlGaN/GaN HFETs in the form of DC-radio frequency dispersions can at least partly be correlated with threading dislocation density.

  5. SU-E-I-90: Medical Physicists' Implication in Diagnostic CT in Switzerland: Results of After One Year of Experience

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    Ryckx, N.; Elandoy, C.; Bize, J.; Verdun, F.R. [Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, VD (Switzerland)


    Purpose: Since January 1st 2008, the Swiss ordinance on radiation protection requires the involvement of a medical physicist to support the optimization process of medical imaging techniques using ionizing radiation. After a long process of implementation, this requirement is satisfied all over the country since the beginning of 2013. The goal of this contribution is to summarize the main results obtained in this first year of experience in CT. Methods: We assessed the output and clinical use of 45 CT units using a three-pronged approach. First, we assessed the output of the device (CTDIvol, primary beam collimation and HU in water at different tube tensions). Secondly, we characterized the local chest and abdomen acquisition and reconstruction protocols using the Catphan 600 phantom. Lastly, we assessed the clinical use of the machine by analyzing an extract of a dozen clinical examinations per unit. Results: 9 out of 45 units had incorrect collimator settings, e.g. 4mm instead of 1mm. We witnessed also a large spread in reconstruction parameters, especially for reconstructed slice thickness, thus showing notable variations in low contrast detectability performances. Clinical practice is also clearly spread out. For example, estimated patient effective dose per abdomen examination lies at 18.7+/?12.7mSv (min: 2.0mSv — max: 112.0mSv). Chest and brain scans have a narrower dispersion, but patient effective dose is also spread by about a factor of 10 to 20. Conclusion: The spread in clinical practice being fairly large, it appears of crucial importance to collaborate more closely with radiologists and technologists to assess it. The lack of statistical precision will imply that we analyze clinical practice according to a specific medical demand rather than an anatomical region. Furthermore, low contrast sensitivity (LCD) being a crucial parameter, an objective method using a model observer will be used to assess LCD.

  6. Investigation of residential central air conditioning load shapes in NEMS

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    Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina; Marnay, Chris; Gumerman, Etan; Chan, Peter; Rosenquist, Greg; Osborn, Julie


    This memo explains what Berkeley Lab has learned about how the residential central air-conditioning (CAC) end use is represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). NEMS is an energy model maintained by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that is routinely used in analysis of energy efficiency standards for residential appliances. As part of analyzing utility and environmental impacts related to the federal rulemaking for residential CAC, lower-than-expected peak utility results prompted Berkeley Lab to investigate the input load shapes that characterize the peaky CAC end use and the submodule that treats load demand response. Investigations enabled a through understanding of the methodology by which hourly load profiles are input to the model and how the model is structured to respond to peak demand. Notably, it was discovered that NEMS was using an October-peaking load shape to represent residential space cooling, which suppressed peak effects to levels lower than expected. An apparent scaling down of the annual load within the load-demand submodule was found, another significant suppressor of the peak impacts. EIA promptly responded to Berkeley Lab's discoveries by updating numerous load shapes for the AEO2002 version of NEMS; EIA is still studying the scaling issue. As a result of this work, it was concluded that Berkeley Lab's customary end-use decrement approach was the most defensible way for Berkeley Lab to perform the recent CAC utility impact analysis. This approach was applied in conjunction with the updated AEO2002 load shapes to perform last year's published rulemaking analysis. Berkeley Lab experimented with several alternative approaches, including modifying the CAC efficiency level, but determined that these did not sufficiently improve the robustness of the method or results to warrant their implementation. Work in this area will continue in preparation for upcoming rulemakings for the other peak coincident end uses, commercial air conditioning and distribution transformers.

  7. Strong reduction of V{sup 4+} amount in vanadium oxide/hexadecylamine nanotubes by doping with Co{sup 2+} and Ni{sup 2+} ions: Electron paramagnetic resonance and magnetic studies

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    Saleta, M. E.; Troiani, H. E.; Ribeiro Guevara, S.; Ruano, G.; Sanchez, R. D. [Centro Atomico Bariloche, CNEA, (8400) S. C. de Bariloche (Argentina); Malta, M. [Depto. de Cs. Exatas e da Terra, Univ. do Estado da Bahia, Cabula Salvador CP 2555 (Brazil); Torresi, R. M. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo CP 26077, 05513-970 (Brazil)


    In this work we present a complete characterization and magnetic study of vanadium oxide/hexadecylamine nanotubes (VO{sub x}/Hexa NT's) doped with Co{sup 2+} and Ni{sup 2+} ions. The morphology of the NT's has been characterized by transmission electron microscopy, while the metallic elements have been quantified by the instrumental neutron activation analysis technique. The static and dynamic magnetic properties were studied by collecting data of magnetization as a function of magnetic field and temperature and by electron paramagnetic resonance. At difference of the majority reports in the literature, we do not observe magnetic dimers in vanadium oxide nanotubes. Also, we observed that the incorporation of metallic ions (Co{sup 2+}, S = 3/2 and Ni{sup 2+}, S = 1) decreases notably the amount of V{sup 4+} ions in the system, from 14-16% (nondoped case) to 2%-4%, with respect to the total vanadium atoms (fact corroborated by XPS experiments) anyway preserving the tubular nanostructure. The method to decrease the amount of V{sup 4+} in the nanotubes improves considerably their potential technological applications as Li-ion batteries cathodes.

  8. Atomic Beam Merging and Suppression of Alkali Contaminants in Multi Body High Power Targets: Design and Test of Target and Ion Source Prototypes at ISOLDE

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    Bouquerel, Elian J A; Lettry, J; Stora, T


    The next generation of high power ISOL-facilities will deliver intense and pure radioactive ion beams. Two key issues of developments mandatory for the forthcoming generation of ISOL target-ion source units are assessed and demonstrated in this thesis. The design and production of target and ion-source prototypes is described and dedicated measurements at ISOLDE-CERN of their radioisotope yields are analyzed. The purity of short lived or rare radioisotopes suffer from isobaric contaminants, notably alkalis which are highly volatile and easily ionized elements. Therefore, relying on their chemical nature, temperature controlled transfer lines were equipped with a tube of quartz that aimed at trapping these unwanted elements before they reached the ion source. The successful application yields high alkali-suppression factors for several elements (ie: 80, 82mRb, 126, 142Cs, 8Li, 46K, 25Na, 114In, 77Ga, 95, 96Sr) for quartz temperatures between 300ºC and 1100ºC. The enthalpies of adsorption on quartz were measu...

  9. In Proceedings of the 76th American Meteorological Societv Meetings, January 1996. COVIS GEOSCIENCES WEB SERVER

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    GEOSCIENCES WEB SERVER: AN INTERNET-BASED RESOURCE FOR THE K-12 COMMUNITY Mohan Ramamurthy, Robert Wilhelmson of fostering learning communities. A vast majority of the Web servers can be categorized as information servers notable weakness of the so-calledfirst generation Web servers is that they are by and large providers

  10. Transmission grid access and pricing in Norway, Spain, and California: A comparative study

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    Gronli, H.; Gomez San Ramon, T.; Marnay, C.


    The openness of the transmission grid and the incentives given by transmission pricing form the foundation for retail and wholesale competition in the electricity market. The deregulated markets of Norway, Spain, and California all have introduced retail access and wholesale competition, although with different approaches to pricing of transmission grid services. This paper will briefly describe the three different solutions, and discuss some of their implications. Of the three electricity systems, Norway was the first to open the grid to competition in electricity trade. The Norwegian Energy Law of 1990 introduced open competition to wholesale and retail trade starting January 1991. In Spain, the Electricity Law of 1997 came into force early in 1998. Wholesale and retail markets in California were opened for competition on April 1, 1998, following the passage of Assembly Bill 1890, in August 1996. Introducing competition in electricity markets also implies introducing Third Party Access to the transmission grid. All potential competitors have to be given access to the grid in order to compete, no matter who owns the actual wires. This principle raises several challenges, notably, how to price transmission services. Who is to pay for which transmission services? The Norwegian grid is divided into three levels depending on its function. The transmission grid includes all parts of the national grid having a transmission function, meaning that some lower voltage levels also are included. In Spain, the definition of the transmission grid is similar, including the 400 kV and 220 kV national grid as well as lower voltage installations that could affect transmission operation or generation dispatch. For historic reasons, wholesale electricity transactions in the US are regulated by the federal government through the FERC. However, operations of utility systems within one state fall primarily under state jurisdiction. Because the utility systems in California generally are large and exchanges between them limited, the role of FERC was small prior to restructuring, although the state is a large importer of power.

  11. Genetic ablation and short-duration inhibition of lipoxygenase results in increased macroautophagy

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    Jang, Insook; Park, Sujin; Cho, Jin Won [Department of Integrated OMICS for Biomedical Science, WCU Program of Graduate School, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Yigitkanli, Kazim; Leyen, Klaus van [Neuroprotection Research Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129 (United States); Roth, Jürgen, E-mail: [Department of Integrated OMICS for Biomedical Science, WCU Program of Graduate School, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of)


    12/15-lipoxygenase (12/15-LOX) is involved in organelle homeostasis by degrading mitochondria in maturing red blood cells and by eliminating excess peroxisomes in liver. Furthermore, 12/15-LOX contributes to diseases by exacerbating oxidative stress-related injury, notably in stroke. Nonetheless, it is unclear what the consequences are of abolishing 12/15-LOX activity. Mice in which the alox15 gene has been ablated do not show an obvious phenotype, and LOX enzyme inhibition is not overtly detrimental. We show here that liver histology is also unremarkable. However, electron microscopy demonstrated that 12/15-LOX knockout surprisingly leads to increased macroautophagy in the liver. Not only macroautophagy but also mitophagy and pexophagy were increased in hepatocytes, which otherwise showed unaltered fine structure and organelle morphology. These findings were substantiated by immunofluorescence showing significantly increased number of LC3 puncta and by Western blotting demonstrating a significant increase for LC3-II protein in both liver and brain homogenates of 12/15-LOX knockout mice. Inhibition of 12/15-LOX activity by treatment with four structurally different inhibitors had similar effects in cultured HepG2 hepatoma cells and SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells with significantly increased autophagy discernable already after 2 hours. Hence, our study reveals a link between ablation or inhibition of 12/15-LOX and stimulation of macroautophagy. The enhanced macroautophagy may be related to the known tissue-protective effects of LOX ablation or inhibition under various diseased conditions caused by oxidative stress and ischemia. This could provide an important cleaning mechanism of cells and tissues to prevent accumulation of damaged mitochondria and other cellular components. - Highlights: • A relationship between lipoxygenases and autophagy is disclosed. • 12/15-lipoxygenase knockout increases autophagy in mice liver and brain. • Lipoxygenase inhibition boosts autophagy in human hepatoma and neuroblastoma cells. • Lipoxygenase knockout or inhibition triggers selective autophagy.

  12. Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter


    The earth's atmosphere affects the velocity of propagation of microwave signals. This imparts a range error to radar range measurements that assume the typical simplistic model for propagation velocity. This range error is a function of atmospheric constituents, such as water vapor, as well as the geometry of the radar data collection, notably altitude and range. Models are presented for calculating atmospheric effects on radar range measurements, and compared against more elaborate atmospheric models.

  13. Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population

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    Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Kodra, Evan [Northeastern University; Ganguly, Auroop R [Northeastern University; Steinhaeuser, Karsten [University of Minnesota


    Human populations are profoundly affected by water stress, or the lack of sufficient per capita available freshwater. Water stress can result from overuse of available freshwater resources or from a reduction in the amount of available water due to decreases in rainfall and stored water supplies. Analyzing the interrelationship between human populations and water availability is complicated by the uncertainties associated with climate change projections and population projections. We present a simple methodology developed to integrate disparate climate and population data sources and develop first-order per capita water availability projections at the global scale. Simulations from the coupled land-ocean-atmosphere Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3) forced with a range of hypothetical greenhouse gas emissions scenarios are used to project grid-based changes in precipitation minus evapotranspiration as proxies for changes in runoff, or fresh water supply. Population growth changes according to several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) storylines are used as proxies for changes in fresh water demand by 2025, 2050 and 2100. These freshwater supply and demand projections are then combined to yield estimates of per capita water availability aggregated by watershed and political unit. Results suggest that important insights might be extracted from the use of the process developed here, notably including the identification of the globe s most vulnerable regions in need of more detailed analysis and the relative importance of population growth versus climate change in in altering future freshwater supplies. However, these are only exemplary insights and, as such, could be considered hypotheses that should be rigorously tested with multiple climate models, multiple observational climate datasets, and more comprehensive population change storylines.

  14. Colloquium: Majorana Fermions in nuclear, particle and solid-state physics

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    S. R. Elliott; M. Franz


    Ettore Majorana (1906-1938) disappeared while traveling by ship from Palermo to Naples in 1938. His fate has never been fully resolved and several articles have been written that explore the mystery itself. His demise intrigues us still today because of his seminal work, published the previous year, that established symmetric solutions to the Dirac equation that describe a fermionic particle that is its own anti-particle. This work has long had a significant impact in neutrino physics, where this fundamental question regarding the particle remains unanswered. But the formalism he developed has found many uses as there are now a number of candidate spin-1/2 neutral particles that may be truly neutral with no quantum number to distinguish them from their anti-particles. If such particles exist, they will influence many areas of nuclear and particle physics. Most notably the process of neutrinoless double beta decay can only exist if neutrinos are massive Majorana particles. Hence, many efforts to search for this process are underway. Majorana's influence doesn't stop with particle physics, however, even though that was his original consideration. The equations he derived also arise in solid state physics where they describe electronic states in materials with superconducting order. Of special interest here is the class of solutions of the Majorana equation in one and two spatial dimensions at exactly zero energy. These Majorana zero modes are endowed with some remarkable physical properties that may lead to advances in quantum computing and, in fact, there is evidence that they have been experimentally observed. This review first summarizes the basics of Majorana's theory and its implications. It then provides an overview of the rich experimental programs trying to find a fermion that is its own anti-particle in nuclear, particle, and solid state physics.

  15. Using quantum dots to tag subsurface damage in lapped and polished glass samples

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    Williams, Wesley B.; Mullany, Brigid A.; Parker, Wesley C.; Moyer, Patrick J.; Randles, Mark H.


    Grinding, lapping, and polishing are finishing processes used to achieve critical surface parameters in a variety of precision optical and electronic components. As these processes remove material from the surface through mechanical and chemical interactions, they may induce a damaged layer of cracks, voids, and stressed material below the surface. This subsurface damage (SSD) can degrade the performance of a final product by creating optical aberrations due to diffraction, premature failure in oscillating components, and a reduction in the laser induced damage threshold of high energy optics. As these defects lie beneath the surface, they are difficult to detect, and while many methods are available to detect SSD, they can have notable limitations regarding sample size and type, preparation time, or can be destructive in nature. The authors tested a nondestructive method for assessing SSD that consisted of tagging the abrasive slurries used in lapping and polishing with quantum dots (nano-sized fluorescent particles). Subsequent detection of fluorescence on the processed surface is hypothesized to indicate SSD. Quantum dots that were introduced to glass surfaces during the lapping process were retained through subsequent polishing and cleaning processes. The quantum dots were successfully imaged by both wide field and confocal fluorescence microscopy techniques. The detected fluorescence highlighted features that were not observable with optical or interferometric microscopy. Atomic force microscopy and additional confocal microscope analysis indicate that the dots are firmly embedded in the surface but do not appear to travel deep into fractures beneath the surface. Etching of the samples exhibiting fluorescence confirmed that SSD existed. SSD-free samples exposed to quantum dots did not retain the dots in their surfaces, even when polished in the presence of quantum dots.

  16. Studies in Geology 56 Copyright 2007 by The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. DOI: 10.1306/1240924St563265

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    (reservoir facies), as well as muddy-matrix conglomerate (nonreservoir facies). Alternating intervals of the sandy and muddy deposits are roughly correlatable across the outcrop, partitioning the sedimentary body smaller, more dilute gravity flows that passed through the channel. They are particularly notable

  17. he 2007 UN Climate Conference in Bali set the world on a two-year path to

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    IPCCuses`reference'scenariosoffuture emissions that assume no policy interventions directed towards reducing greenhouse-gas emissions (notably seriously underestimating the scale of the technological challenge associated with stabilizing greenhouse-gas/or replace carbon-emitting systems with ones that have lower (or no) net emissions. The true baseline We also

  18. Self- and zinc diffusion in gallium antimonide

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    Nicols, Samuel Piers


    The technological age has in large part been driven by the applications of semiconductors, and most notably by silicon. Our lives have been thoroughly changed by devices using the broad range of semiconductor technology developed over the past forty years. Much of the technological development has its foundation in research carried out on the different semiconductors whose properties can be exploited to make transistors, lasers, and many other devices. While the technological focus has largely been on silicon, many other semiconductor systems have applications in industry and offer formidable academic challenges. Diffusion studies belong to the most basic studies in semiconductors, important from both an application as well as research standpoint. Diffusion processes govern the junctions formed for device applications. As the device dimensions are decreased and the dopant concentrations increased, keeping pace with Moore's Law, a deeper understanding of diffusion is necessary to establish and maintain the sharp dopant profiles engineered for optimal device performance. From an academic viewpoint, diffusion in semiconductors allows for the study of point defects. Very few techniques exist which allow for the extraction of as much information of their properties. This study focuses on diffusion in the semiconductor gallium antimonide (GaSb). As will become clear, this compound semiconductor proves to be a powerful one for investigating both self- and foreign atom diffusion. While the results have direct applications for work on GaSb devices, the results should also be taken in the broader context of III-V semiconductors. Results here can be compared and contrasted to results in systems such as GaAs and even GaN, indicating trends within this common group of semiconductors. The results also have direct importance for ternary and quaternary semiconductor systems used in devices such as high speed InP/GaAsSb/InP double heterojunction bipolar transistors (DHBT) [Dvorak, (2001)]. Many of the findings which will be reported here were previously published in three journal articles. Hartmut Bracht was the lead author on two articles on self-diffusion studies in GaSb [Bracht, (2001), (2000)], while this report's author was the lead author on Zn diffusion results [Nicols, (2001)]. Much of the information contained herein can be found in those articles, but a more detailed treatment is presented here.

  19. The Distribution and Flux of Fish in the Forebay of The Dalles Dam in 2003

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    Faber, Derrek M.; Hanks, Michael E.; Zimmerman, Shon A.; Skalski, John R.; Dillingham, Peter W.


    In spring and summer 2003, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led a team that conducted mobile and fixed hydroacoustic surveys in the forebay of The Dalles Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District, for the Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program. The surveys provided information on the distribution and movement of smolt-sized fish relative to ambient factors such as flow, bathymetry, or diel cycle in the forebay at The Dalles Dam. This information is intended to provide baseline data for the development of a surface bypass alternative for juvenile salmon at The Dalles Dam. We sampled the forebay of The Dallas Dam one day and night each week for six weeks in the spring and another six weeks in the summer. In general, during the day in the spring, the greatest densities of smolt-sized fish were observed in the thalweg of the main channel from the Washington bank, to the east side of the powerhouse, along the powerhouse, and concentrated in the areas next to the sluiceway. Fish density was lower on the Washington side of the river and west of mid-powerhouse (north spillway side). The spring night distribution was similar, with a few notable differences. The density of fish was high on the east side of the powerhouse and along the face of the powerhouse, and more fish were detected on the north spillway side. The distribution of sub-yearling sized fish in summer followed the same general patterns as spring, except that summer fish had a greater presence on the east side of the powerhouse and on the north spillway side. The vertical distribution of fish was also determined. In spring 80% of fish were above 5.6 m of depth during the day and above 4.7 m in the night. The summer fish were similarly distributed in the day and night with 80% of the fish in the upper 4.5 m and 4.7 m of the water column respectively. In general the smolt-sized fish were distributed deeper in the water column in the center of the channel than near the edges. The net movement of smolt-sized fish in the forebay from fixed-point samples appeared to be in a circular pattern, with fish moving with the flow and channel upstream of the powerhouse, and upstream at points near the powerhouse. The rate of fish movement (flux) was greatest at the east end of the powerhouse and on the upstream-north side of the channel.

  20. Climatic response to large summertime injections of smoke into the atmosphere: changes in precipitation and the Hadley circulation

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    Ghan, S.J.; MacCracken, M.C.; Walton, J.J.


    An atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) has been initialized with a 150 Tg summertime injection of smoke from post-war fires over Europe, Asia and North America. The smoke is subject to large-scale and convectice transport, dry deposition, coagulation and precipitation scavenging. The Hadley circulation is shown to respond in three stages. In the first stage, which lasts about one week depending on initial conditions, the Hadley circulation doubles in intensity. As the smoke spreads across the equator, and as the troposphere becomes more stable, the Hadley cell then weakens until it becomes actually weaker than in the control climate. In the final stage, as the smoke is removed, the Hadley cell gradually returns towards the control. Surface precipitation generally decreases as a result of the smoke. By the fourth week following the injection, zonal-mean surface precipitation in the tropics and summer hemisphere midlatitudes are about half of those in the control climate. The decrease is most notable over land, ocean precipitation being reduced only in the tropics. Penetrating convective precipitation is greatly reduced at all latitudes; large-scale precipitation is enhanced, becoming the dominant mode of precipitation in the simulation. Precipitation scavenging is shown to be the dominant removal process for particles larger than one micron in diameter. As a result, the lifetime of large particles increases several-fold due to the reduction in precipitation and the ''self-lofting'' of the smoke. For particles smaller than one micron in diameter, precipitation scavenging is found to be a much less efficient removal mechanism than both coagulation, which is important during the first week following the injection, and dry deposition at later times. 16 refs., 23 figs.

  1. New Mexico's energy resources '81. Annual report of Bureau of Geology in the Mining and Minerals Division of New Mexico Energy and Minerals Department

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    Arnold, E.C.; Hill, J.M. (comps.)


    Although production of U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ declined only slightly in 1980, New Mexico's share of domestic production has declined from 48% in 1976 to 35% in 1980. Production projections indicate a continued decline in 1981 and lower production until at least 1984. New Mexico has 41% of total domestic reserves producible in the $50-per-lb cost category. In keeping with the anticipated steady depletion of reserves, production of crude oil in New Mexico was 69.9 million bls, a 6.3% decline in production from 1979. Condensate production of 5.4 million bbls in 1980, however, represented an increase of 7% from 1979 production. Although natural gas production was the lowest since 1970 and declined by 2.6% from 1979 production, 1980 was the 15th year that production exceeded 1 trillion cu ft. Despite declines in production, the valuation of oil and gas production has increased significantly with oil sales doubling from the previous year and gas sales increasing by $409 million because of higher prices. Reserves have been estimated to be 959 million bbls of crude oil and 17.667 trillion cu ft of natural gas. Production of 19.5 million short tons of coal in 1980 represented a 33% increase over 1979 production and an increase of 157% since 1970. Coal resources in New Mexico are estimated to be 180.79 billion short tons, and production is projected to incease to 39.61 million tons in 1985 and 67.53 million tons in 1990. The most notable developments in geothermal energy have been in technical advances in drilling, testing, and applications, especially in the area of hot dry rock systems. The US Bureau of Land Management has issued 113 geothermal leases that remain active. Recent geothermal exploration activity has been detailed for 21 companies.

  2. Palynologic and petrographic cycles in the McLeansboro Group, Western Kentucky

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    Hower, J.C. (Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Center for Applied Energy Research); Helfrich, C.T. (Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond, KY (United States)); Williams, D.A. (Kentucky Geological Survey, Henderson, KY (United States))


    The McLeansboro Group in the Western Kentucky coal field spans the upper Desmoinesian and the Missourian and Virgilian series. Extensive drilling has demonstrated the lateral continuity of major and minor beds in the group, making it possible to study vertical and lateral changes in palynology and petrology. The Desmoinesian (Westphalian D) Baker (No. 13) and Wheatcroft (No. 13a) coal beds were included in the study but the primary emphasis is on the Missourian and Virgilian (Stephanian) coals. Patoka fm (lower Missourian) coals are dominated by tree fern spores with lesser sphenopsids, ferns, and cordaites. This is in marked contrast to the arborescent lycopod-dominated Desmoinesian coals. Only the No. 15 coal bed exceeds 80% vitrinite with the No. 16 coal bed vitrinite content of < 72% being the lowest of any Western Kentucky humic coal. The Bond Fm. (upper Missourian) represents a distinct floristic cycle with a greater diversity of plant groups including herbaceous lycopods, relatively minor contributors to the Patoka coals. The coals generally exceed 80% vitrinite. The Mattoon Fm. (Virgilian) coals have a variety of polynomorph assemblages. The low-sulfur Geiger Lake coal bed is dominated by tree ferns with important contributions from ferns and sphenopsids. Similar to the underlying tree fern interval, vitrinite contents are <80%. The uppermost Mattoon coals are dominated by ferns and are notable in being the only >1 m thick coals in the Stephanian portion of the section, with the top coal being 4.3 m thick. The uppermost coals are generally > 80% vitrinite. The palynologic/petrographic cycles appear to represent fluctuating dry (low vitrinite) and wet intervals within the Missourian/Virgilian which itself was drier than the Desmoinesian.

  3. Temporally, spatially, and spectrally resolved barrier discharge produced in trapped helium gas at atmospheric pressure

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    Chiper, Alina Silvia; Popa, Gheorghe [Faculty of Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, 700506 Iasi (Romania)] [Faculty of Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, 700506 Iasi (Romania)


    Experimental study was made on induced effects by trapped helium gas in the pulsed positive dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) operating in symmetrical electrode configuration at atmospheric pressure. Using fast photography technique and electrical measurements, the differences in the discharge regimes between the stationary and the flowing helium are investigated. It was shown experimentally that the trapped gas atmosphere (TGA) has notable impact on the barrier discharge regime compared with the influence of the flowing gas atmosphere. According to our experimental results, the DBD discharge produced in trapped helium gas can be categorized as a multi-glow (pseudo-glow) discharge, each discharge working in the sub-normal glow regime. This conclusion is made by considering the duration of current pulse (few {mu}s), their maximum values (tens of mA), the presence of negative slope on the voltage-current characteristic, and the spatio-temporal evolution of the most representative excited species in the discharge gap. The paper focuses on the space-time distribution of the active species with a view to better understand the pseudo-glow discharge mechanism. The physical basis for these effects was suggested. A transition to filamentary discharge is suppressed in TGA mode due to the formation of supplementary source of seed electrons by surface processes (by desorption of electrons due to vibrationally excited nitrogen molecules, originated from barriers surfaces) rather than volume processes (by enhanced Penning ionisation). Finally, we show that the pseudo-glow discharge can be generated by working gas trapping only; maintaining unchanged all the electrical and constructive parameters.

  4. Kinetic theory of quasi-stationary collisionless axisymmetric plasmas in the presence of strong rotation phenomena

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    Cremaschini, Claudio; Stuchlík, Zden?k [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava, Bezru?ovo nám.13, CZ-74601 Opava (Czech Republic)] [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava, Bezru?ovo nám.13, CZ-74601 Opava (Czech Republic); Tessarotto, Massimo [Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste, Via Valerio 12, 34127 Trieste (Italy)] [Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste, Via Valerio 12, 34127 Trieste (Italy)


    The problem of formulating a kinetic treatment for quasi-stationary collisionless plasmas in axisymmetric systems subject to the possibly independent presence of local strong velocity-shear and supersonic rotation velocities is posed. The theory is developed in the framework of the Vlasov-Maxwell description for multi-species non-relativistic plasmas. Applications to astrophysical accretion discs arising around compact objects and to plasmas in laboratory devices are considered. Explicit solutions for the equilibrium kinetic distribution function (KDF) are constructed based on the identification of the relevant particle adiabatic invariants. These are shown to be expressed in terms of generalized non-isotropic Gaussian distributions. A suitable perturbative theory is then developed which allows for the treatment of non-uniform strong velocity-shear/supersonic plasmas. This yields a series representation for the equilibrium KDF in which the leading-order term depends on both a finite set of fluid fields as well as on the gradients of an appropriate rotational frequency. Constitutive equations for the fluid number density, flow velocity, and pressure tensor are explicitly calculated. As a notable outcome, the discovery of a new mechanism for generating temperature and pressure anisotropies is pointed out, which represents a characteristic feature of plasmas considered here. This is shown to arise as a consequence of the canonical momentum conservation and to contribute to the occurrence of temperature anisotropy in combination with the adiabatic conservation of the particle magnetic moment. The physical relevance of the result and the implications of the kinetic solution for the self-generation of quasi-stationary electrostatic and magnetic fields through a kinetic dynamo are discussed.

  5. Recent Improvements in Interface Management for Hanford's Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - 13263

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    Arm, Stuart T.; Van Meighem, Jeffery S. [Washington River Protection Solutions, P.O. Box 850, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States)] [Washington River Protection Solutions, P.O. Box 850, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States); Duncan, Garth M.; Pell, Michael J. [Bechtel National Inc., 2435 Stevens Center Place, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States)] [Bechtel National Inc., 2435 Stevens Center Place, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States); Harrington, Christopher C. [Department of Energy - Office of River Protection, 2440 Stevens Center Place, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States)] [Department of Energy - Office of River Protection, 2440 Stevens Center Place, Richland, Washington, 99352 (United States)


    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for management and completion of the River Protection Project (RPP) mission, which includes the Hanford Site tank farms operations and the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The RPP mission is to store, retrieve and treat Hanford's tank waste; store and dispose of treated wastes; and close the tank farm waste management areas and treatment facilities by 2047. The WTP is currently being designed and constructed by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) for DOE-ORP. BNI relies on a number of technical services from other Hanford contractors for WTP's construction and commissioning. These same services will be required of the future WTP operations contractor. Partly in response to a DNFSB recommendation, the WTP interface management process managing these technical services has recently been improved through changes in organization and issue management. The changes are documented in an Interface Management Plan. The organizational improvement is embodied in the One System Integrated Project Team that was formed by integrating WTP and tank farms staff representing interfacing functional areas into a single organization. A number of improvements were made to the issue management process but most notable was the formal appointment of technical, regulatory and safety subject matter experts to ensure accurate identification of issues and open items. Ten of the thirteen active WTP Interface Control Documents have been revised in 2012 using the improved process with the remaining three in progress. The value of the process improvements is reflected by the ability to issue these documents on schedule and accurately identify technical, regulatory and safety issues and open items. (authors)

  6. Examination of the effects of arsenic on glucose homeostasis in cell culture and animal studies: Development of a mouse model for arsenic-induced diabetes

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    Paul, David S. [Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States); Hernandez-Zavala, Araceli [Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States); Walton, Felecia S. [Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States); Adair, Blakely M. [Experimental Toxicology Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States); Dedina, Jiri; Matousek, Tomas [Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory of Trace Element Analysis, Videnska 1083, CZ-142 20 Prague (Czech Republic); Styblo, Miroslav [Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States); Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States)], E-mail:


    Previous epidemiologic studies found increased prevalences of type 2 diabetes mellitus in populations exposed to high levels of inorganic arsenic (iAs) in drinking water. Although results of epidemiologic studies in low-exposure areas or occupational settings have been inconclusive, laboratory research has shown that exposures to iAs can produce effects that are consistent with type 2 diabetes. The current paper reviews the results of laboratory studies that examined the effects of iAs on glucose metabolism and describes new experiments in which the diabetogenic effects of iAs exposure were reproduced in a mouse model. Here, weanling male C57BL/6 mice drank deionized water with or without the addition of arsenite (25 or 50 ppm As) for 8 weeks. Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests revealed impaired glucose tolerance in mice exposed to 50 ppm As, but not to 25 ppm As. Exposure to 25 and 50 ppm As in drinking-water resulted in proportional increases in the concentration of iAs and its metabolites in the liver and in organs targeted by type 2 diabetes, including pancreas, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. Dimethylarsenic was the predominant form of As in the tissues of mice in both 25 and 50 ppm groups. Notably, the average concentration of total speciated arsenic in livers from mice in the 50 ppm group was comparable to the highest concentration of total arsenic reported in the livers of Bangladeshi residents who had consumed water with an order of magnitude lower level of iAs. These data suggest that mice are less susceptible than humans to the diabetogenic effects of chronic exposure to iAs due to a more efficient clearance of iAs or its metabolites from target tissues.

  7. Post-Remediation Biomonitoring of Pesticides and Other Contaminants in Marine Waters and Sediment Near the United Heckathorn Superfund Site, Richmond, California

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    LD Antrim; NP Kohn


    This report, PNNL-1 3059 Rev. 1, was published in July 2000 and replaces PNNL-1 3059 which is dated October 1999. The revision corrects tissue concentration units that were reported as dry weight but were actually wet weight, and updates conclusions based on the correct reporting units. Marine sediment remediation at the United Heckathorn Superfund Site was completed in April 1997. Water and mussel tissues were sampled in February 1999 from four stations near Lauritzen Canal in Richmond, California, for Year 2 of post-remediation monitoring of marine areas near the United Heckathom Site. Dieldrin and dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT) were analyzed in water samples, tissue samples from resident mussels, and tissue samples from transplanted mussels deployed for 4 months. Concentrations of dieldrin and total DDT in water and total DDT in tissue were compared with Year 1 of post-remediation monitoring, and with preremediation data from the California State Mussel Watch program (tissue s) and the Ecological Risk Assessment for the United Heckathorn Superfund Site (tissues and water). Mussel tissues were also analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), which were detected in sediment samples. Chlorinated pesticide concentrations in water samples were similar to preremediation levels and did not meet remediation goals. Mean dieldrin concentrations in water ranged from 0.62 ng/L to 12.5 ng/L and were higher than the remediation goal (0.14 ng/L) at all stations. Mean total DDT concentrations in water ranged from 14.4 ng/L to 62.3 ng/L and exceeded the remediation goal (0.59 ng/L) at all stations. The highest concentrations of both DDT and dieldrin were found at the Lauritzen Canal/End station. Despite exceedence of the remediation goals, chlorinated pesticide concentrations in Lauritzen Canal water samples were notably lower in 1999 than in 1998. PCBS were not detected in water samples in 1999.

  8. Search for physics beyond the standard model in dilepton mass spectra in proton-proton collisions at ? = 8 TeV

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    Khachatryan, Vardan


    Dimuon and dielectron mass spectra, obtained from data resulting from proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV and recorded by the CMS experiment, are used to search for both narrow resonances and broad deviations from standard model predictions. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 20.6 (19.7) fb?¹ for the dimuon (dielectron) channel. No evidence for non-standard-model physics is observed and 95% confidence level limits are set on parameters from a number of new physics models. The narrow resonance analyses exclude a Sequential Standard Model Z'SSM resonance lighter than 2.90 TeV, a superstring-inspired Z'? lighter than 2.57 TeV and Randall-Sundrummore »Kaluza-Klein gravitons with masses below 2.73, 2.35, and 1.27 TeV for couplings of 0.10, 0.05, and 0.01, respectively. A notable feature is that the limits have been calculated in a model-independent way to enable straightforward reinterpretation in any model predicting a resonance structure. The observed events are also interpreted within the framework of two non-resonant analyses: one based on a large extra dimensions model and one based on a quark and lepton compositeness model with a left-left isoscalar contact interaction. Lower limits are established on MS, the scale characterizing the onset of quantum gravity, which range from 4.9 to 3.3 TeV, where the number of additional spatial dimensions varies from 3 to 7. Similarly, lower limits on ?, the energy scale parameter for the contact interaction, are found to be 12.0 (15.2) TeV for destructive (constructive) interference in the dimuon channel and 13.5 (18.3) TeV in the dielectron channel.« less

  9. Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Dose to the Mandible in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

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    Tsai, Chiaojung Jillian [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Hofstede, Theresa M. [Department of Dental Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Dental Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Sturgis, Erich M. [Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Garden, Adam S., E-mail: [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Lindberg, Mary E. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Wei Qingyi [Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Tucker, Susan L. [Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Dong Lei [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)


    Purpose: To determine the association between radiation doses delivered to the mandible and the occurrence of osteoradionecrosis (ORN). Methods and Materials: We reviewed the records of 402 oropharyngeal cancer patients with stage T1 or T2 disease treated with definitive radiation between January 2000 and October 2008 for the occurrence of ORN. Demographic and treatment variables were compared between patients with ORN and those without. To examine the dosimetric relationship further, a nested case-control comparison was performed. One to 2 ORN-free patients were selected to match each ORN patient by age, sex, radiation type, treatment year, and cancer subsite. Detailed radiation treatment plans for the ORN cases and matched controls were reviewed. Mann-Whitney test and conditional logistic regression were used to compare relative volumes of the mandible exposed to doses ranging from 10 Gy-60 Gy in 10-Gy increments. Results: In 30 patients (7.5%), ORN developed during a median follow-up time of 31 months, including 6 patients with grade 4 ORN that required major surgery. The median time to develop ORN was 8 months (range, 0-71 months). Detailed radiation treatment plans were available for 25 of the 30 ORN patients and 40 matched ORN-free patients. In the matched case-control analysis, there was a statistically significant difference between the volumes of mandible in the 2 groups receiving doses between 50 Gy (V50) and 60 Gy (V60). The most notable difference was seen at V50, with a P value of .02 in the multivariate model after adjustment for the matching variables and dental status (dentate or with extraction). Conclusions: V50 and V60 saw the most significant differences between the ORN group and the comparison group. Minimizing the percent mandibular volume exposed to 50 Gy may reduce ORN risk.

  10. The ends of uncertainty: Air quality science and planning in Central California

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    Fine, James


    Air quality planning in Central California is complicated and controversial despite millions of dollars invested to improve scientific understanding. This research describes and critiques the use of photochemical air quality simulation modeling studies in planning to attain standards for ground-level ozone in the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley during the 1990's. Data are gathered through documents and interviews with planners, modelers, and policy-makers at public agencies and with representatives from the regulated and environmental communities. Interactions amongst organizations are diagramed to identify significant nodes of interaction. Dominant policy coalitions are described through narratives distinguished by their uses of and responses to uncertainty, their exposures to risks, and their responses to the principles of conservatism, civil duty, and caution. Policy narratives are delineated using aggregated respondent statements to describe and understand advocacy coalitions. I found that models impacted the planning process significantly, but were used not purely for their scientific capabilities. Modeling results provided justification for decisions based on other constraints and political considerations. Uncertainties were utilized opportunistically by stakeholders instead of managed explicitly. Ultimately, the process supported the partisan views of those in control of the modeling. Based on these findings, as well as a review of model uncertainty analysis capabilities, I recommend modifying the planning process to allow for the development and incorporation of uncertainty information, while addressing the need for inclusive and meaningful public participation. By documenting an actual air quality planning process these findings provide insights about the potential for using new scientific information and understanding to achieve environmental goals, most notably the analysis of uncertainties in modeling applications. Concurrently, needed uncertainty information is identified and capabilities to produce it are assessed. Practices to facilitate incorporation of uncertainty information are suggested based on research findings, as well as theory from the literatures of the policy sciences, decision sciences, science and technology studies, consensus-based and communicative planning, and modeling.

  11. Prenatal ethanol exposure programs an increased susceptibility of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in female adult offspring rats

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    Shen, Lang; Liu, Zhongfen; Gong, Jun; Zhang, Li [Department of Pharmacology, Basic Medical School of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071 (China); Wang, Linlong [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071 (China); Magdalou, Jacques [UMR 7561 CNRS-Nancy Université, Faculté de Médicine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France); Chen, Liaobin [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071 (China); Wang, Hui, E-mail: [Department of Pharmacology, Basic Medical School of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071 (China); Research Center of Food and Drug Evaluation, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071 (China)


    Prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) induces dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in fetus and adult offspring. However, whether PEE increases the susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in offspring and its underlying mechanism remain unknown. This study aimed to demonstrate an increased susceptibility to high-fat diet (HFD)-induced NAFLD and its intrauterine programming mechanisms in female rat offspring with PEE. Rat model of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) was established by PEE, the female fetus and adult offspring that fed normal diet (ND) or HFD were sacrificed. The results showed that, in PEE + ND group, serum corticosterone (CORT) slightly decreased and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and glucose increased with partial catch-up growth; In PEE + HFD group, serum CORT decreased, while serum IGF-1, glucose and triglyceride (TG) increased, with notable catch-up growth, higher metabolic status and NAFLD formation. Enhanced liver expression of the IGF-1 pathway, gluconeogenesis, and lipid synthesis as well as reduced expression of lipid output were accompanied in PEE + HFD group. In PEE fetus, serum CORT increased while IGF-1 decreased, with low body weight, hyperglycemia, and hepatocyte ultrastructural changes. Hepatic IGF-1 expression as well as lipid output was down-regulated, while lipid synthesis significantly increased. Based on these findings, we propose a “two-programming” hypothesis for an increased susceptibility to HFD-induced NAFLD in female offspring of PEE. That is, the intrauterine programming of liver glucose and lipid metabolic function is “the first programming”, and postnatal adaptive catch-up growth triggered by intrauterine programming of GC-IGF1 axis acts as “the second programming”. - Highlights: • Prenatal ethanol exposure increase the susceptibility of NAFLD in female offspring. • Prenatal ethanol exposure reprograms fetal liver’s glucose and lipid metabolism . • Prenatal ethanol exposure cause the adaptive change of glucocorticoid-IGF1 axis.

  12. A review of "War, Domination, and the Monarchy of France: Claude de Seyssel and the Language of Politics in the Renaissance" by Rebecca Ard Boone

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    Cohen, Paul


    , the author could be reproached for limiting original research to Seys- sel?s own writings, and relying on secondary sources (notably Alberto Caviglia?s 1928 biography) for sketching out his life. A reconstruc- tion of Seyssel?s career based on archival...

  13. Construction of the first compendium of chemical-genetic profiles in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe and comparative compendium approach

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    Han, Sangjo [Bioinformatics Lab, Healthcare Group, SK Telecom, 9-1, Sunae-dong, Pundang-gu, Sungnam-si, Kyunggi-do 463-784 (Korea, Republic of)] [Bioinformatics Lab, Healthcare Group, SK Telecom, 9-1, Sunae-dong, Pundang-gu, Sungnam-si, Kyunggi-do 463-784 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Minho [Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Chang, Hyeshik [Department of Biological Science, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanakro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Biological Science, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanakro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of); Nam, Miyoung [Department of New Drug Discovery and Development, Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of New Drug Discovery and Development, Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Han-Oh [Bioneer Corp., 8-11 Munpyeongseo-ro, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon 306-220 (Korea, Republic of)] [Bioneer Corp., 8-11 Munpyeongseo-ro, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon 306-220 (Korea, Republic of); Kwak, Youn-Sig [Department of Applied Biology, Gyeongsang National University, 501 Jinju-daero, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Applied Biology, Gyeongsang National University, 501 Jinju-daero, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-701 (Korea, Republic of); Ha, Hye-jeong [Aging Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), 125 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)] [Aging Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), 125 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Dongsup [Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Sung-Ook [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inha University Hospital, 7-206 Sinheung-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon 400-711 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inha University Hospital, 7-206 Sinheung-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon 400-711 (Korea, Republic of); Hoe, Kwang-Lae [Department of New Drug Discovery and Development, Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of New Drug Discovery and Development, Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Dong-Uk [Aging Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), 125 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)] [Aging Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), 125 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)


    Highlights: •The first compendium of chemical-genetic profiles form fission yeast was generated. •The first HTS of drug mode-of-action in fission yeast was performed. •The first comparative chemical genetic analysis between two yeasts was conducted. -- Abstract: Genome-wide chemical genetic profiles in Saccharomyces cerevisiae since the budding yeast deletion library construction have been successfully used to reveal unknown mode-of-actions of drugs. Here, we introduce comparative approach to infer drug target proteins more accurately using two compendiums of chemical-genetic profiles from the budding yeast S. cerevisiae and the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. For the first time, we established DNA-chip based growth defect measurement of genome-wide deletion strains of S. pombe, and then applied 47 drugs to the pooled heterozygous deletion strains to generate chemical-genetic profiles in S. pombe. In our approach, putative drug targets were inferred from strains hypersensitive to given drugs by analyzing S. pombe and S. cerevisiae compendiums. Notably, many evidences in the literature revealed that the inferred target genes of fungicide and bactericide identified by such comparative approach are in fact the direct targets. Furthermore, by filtering out the genes with no essentiality, the multi-drug sensitivity genes, and the genes with less eukaryotic conservation, we created a set of drug target gene candidates that are expected to be directly affected by a given drug in human cells. Our study demonstrated that it is highly beneficial to construct the multiple compendiums of chemical genetic profiles using many different species. The fission yeast chemical-genetic compendium is available at (

  14. Trends in robotics: A summary of the Department of Energy`s critical technology roadmap

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    Eicker, P.J.


    Technology roadmaps serve as pathways to the future. They call attention to future needs for research and development; provide a structure for organizing technology forecasts and programs; and help communicate technological needs and expectations among end users and the research and development (R and D) community. Critical Technology roadmaps, of which the Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) Roadmap is one example, focus on enabling or cross-cutting technologies that address the needs of multiple US Department of Energy (DOE) offices. Critical Technology roadmaps must be responsive to mission needs of the offices; must clearly indicate how the science and technology can improve DOE capabilities; and must describe an aggressive vision for the future of the technology itself. The RIM Roadmap defines a DOE research and development path for the period beginning today, and continuing through the year 2020. Its purpose is to identify, select and develop objectives that will satisfy near- and long-term challenges posed by DOE`s mission objectives. If implemented, this roadmap will support DOE`s mission needs while simultaneously advancing the state-of-the-art of RIM. For the purposes of this document, RIM refers to systems composed of machines, sensors, computers and software that deliver processes to DOE operations. The RIM Roadmap describes how such systems will revolutionize DOE processes, most notably manufacturing, hazardous and remote operations, and monitoring and surveillance. The advances in DOE operations and RIM discussed in this document will be possible due to the developments in many other areas of science and technology, including computing, communication, electronics and micro-engineering. Modern software engineering techniques will permit the implementation of inherently safe RIM systems that will depend heavily on software.

  15. Towards quantitative control on discreteness error in the non-linear regime of cosmological N body simulations

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    Michael Joyce; Bruno Marcos; Thierry Baertschiger


    The effects of discreteness arising from the use of the N-body method on the accuracy of simulations of cosmological structure formation are not currently well understood. After a discussion of how the relevant discretisation parameters introduced should be extrapolated to recover the Vlasov-Poisson limit, we study numerically, and with analytical methods we have developed recently, the central issue of how finite particle density affects the precision of results. In particular we focus on the power spectrum at wavenumbers around and above the Nyquist wavenumber, in simulations in which the force resolution is taken smaller than the initial interparticle spacing. Using simulations of identical theoretical initial conditions sampled on four different "pre-initial" configurations (three different Bravais lattices, and a glass) we obtain a {\\it lower bound} on the real discreteness error. With the guidance of our analytical results, we establish with confidence that the measured dispersion is not contaminated either by finite box size effects or by subtle numerical effects. Our results show notably that, at wavenumbers {\\it below} the Nyquist wavenumber, the dispersion increases monotonically in time throughout the simulation, while the same is true above the Nyquist wavenumber once non-linearity sets in. For normalizations typical of cosmological simulations, we find lower bounds on errors at the Nyquist wavenumber of order of a percent, and larger above this scale. The only way this error may be reduced below these levels at these scales, and indeed convergence to the physical limit firmly established, is by extrapolation, at fixed values of the other relevant parameters, to the regime in which the mean comoving interparticle distance becomes less than the force smoothing scale.

  16. Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide"Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings

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    Selkowitz, Stephen; Selkowitz, Stephen; Granderson, Jessica; Haves, Philip; Mathew, Paul; Harris, Jeff


    It is widely accepted that if the United States is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it must aggressively address energy end use in the building sector. While there have been some notable but modest successes with mandatory and voluntary programs, there have also been puzzling failures to achieve expected savings. Collectively, these programs have not yet reached the majority of the building stock, nor have they yet routinely produced very large savings in individual buildings. Several trends that have the potential to change this are noteworthy: (1) the growing market interest in 'green buildings' and 'sustainable design', (2) the major professional societies (e.g. AIA, ASHRAE) have more aggressively adopted significant improvements in energy efficiency as strategic goals, e.g. targeting 'zero energy', carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. While this vision is widely accepted as desirable, unless there are significant changes to the way buildings are routinely designed, delivered and operated, zero energy buildings will remain a niche phenomenon rather than a sector-wide reality. Toward that end, a public/private coalition including the Alliance to Save Energy, LBNL, AIA, ASHRAE, USGBC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are developing an 'action plan' for moving the U.S. commercial building sector towards zero energy performance. It addresses regional action in a national framework; integrated deployment, demonstration and R&D threads; and would focus on measurable, visible performance indicators. This paper outlines this action plan, focusing on the challenge, the key themes, and the strategies and actions leading to substantial reductions in GHG emissions by 2030.

  17. Incorporating global warming risks in power sector planning: A case study of the New England region. Volume 1

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    Krause, F.; Busch, J.; Koomey, J.


    Growing international concern over the threat of global climate change has led to proposals to buy insurance against this threat by reducing emissions of carbon (short for carbon dioxide) and other greenhouse gases below current levels. Concern over these and other, non-climatic environmental effects of electricity generation has led a number of states to adopt or explore new mechanisms for incorporating environmental externalities in utility resource planning. For example, the New York and Massachusetts utility commissions have adopted monetized surcharges (or adders) to induce emission reductions of federally regulated air pollutants (notably, SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, and particulates) beyond federally mandated levels. These regulations also include preliminary estimates of the cost of reducing carbon emissions, for which no federal regulations exist at this time. Within New England, regulators and utilities have also held several workshops and meetings to discuss alternative methods of incorporating externalities as well as the feasibility of regional approaches. This study examines the potential for reduced carbon emissions in the New England power sector as well as the cost and rate impacts of two policy approaches: environmental externality surcharges and a target- based approach. We analyze the following questions: Does New England have sufficient low-carbon resources to achieve significant reductions (10% to 20% below current levels) in fossil carbon emissions in its utility sector? What reductions could be achieved at a maximum? What is the expected cost of carbon reductions as a function of the reduction goal? How would carbon reduction strategies affect electricity rates? How effective are environmental externality cost surcharges as an instrument in bringing about carbon reductions? To what extent could the minimization of total electricity costs alone result in carbon reductions relative to conventional resource plans?

  18. Influence of direct motor-motor interaction in models for cargo transport by a single team of motors

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    Sebastian Bouzat; Fernando Falo


    We analyze theoretically the effects of excluded-volume interactions between motors on the dynamics of a cargo driven by multiple motors. The model considered shares many commons with other recently proposed in the literature, with the addition of direct interaction between motors and motor back steps. The cargo is assumed to follow a continuum Langevin dynamics, while individual motors evolve following a Monte Carlo algorithm based on experimentally accessible probabilities for discrete forward and backward jumps, and attachment and detachment rates. The links between cargo and motors are considered as non linear springs. By means of numerical simulations we compute the relevant quantities characterizing the dynamical properties of the system, and we compare the results to those for non interacting motors. We find that interactions lead to quite relevant changes in the force-velocity relation for cargo, with a considerable reduction of the stall force, and cause also a notable decrease of the run length. These effects are mainly due to traffic-like phenomena in the microtubule. The consideration of several parallel tracks for motors reduces such effects. However, we find that for realistic values of the number of motors and the number of tracks, the influence of interactions on the global parameters of transport of cargo are far from being negligible. Our studies provide also an analysis of the relevance of motor back steps on the modeling, and of the influence of different assumptions for the detachment rates. In particular, we discuss these two aspects in connection with the possibility of observing processive back motion of cargo at large load forces.

  19. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Evaluation After Initial Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Predicts Local Control in Rhabdomyosarcoma

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    Dharmarajan, Kavita V., E-mail: [Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, New York (United States); Wexler, Leonard H.; Gavane, Somali; Fox, Josef J.; Schoder, Heiko; Tom, Ashlyn K.; Price, Alison N.; Meyers, Paul A.; Wolden, Suzanne L. [Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, New York (United States)] [Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, New York (United States)


    Purpose: 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) is already an integral part of staging in rhabdomyosarcoma. We investigated whether primary-site treatment response characterized by serial PET imaging at specific time points can be correlated with local control. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively examined 94 patients with rhabdomyosarcoma who received initial chemotherapy 15 weeks (median) before radiotherapy and underwent baseline, preradiation, and postradiation PET. Baseline PET standardized uptake values (SUVmax) and the presence or absence of abnormal uptake (termed PET-positive or PET-negative) both before and after radiation were examined for the primary site. Local relapse-free survival (LRFS) was calculated according to baseline SUVmax, PET-positive status, and PET-negative status by the Kaplan-Meier method, and comparisons were tested with the log-rank test. Results: The median patient age was 11 years. With 3-year median follow-up, LRFS was improved among postradiation PET-negative vs PET-positive patients: 94% vs 75%, P=.02. By contrast, on baseline PET, LRFS was not significantly different for primary-site SUVmax {<=}7 vs >7 (median), although the findings suggested a trend toward improved LRFS: 96% for SUVmax {<=}7 vs 79% for SUVmax >7, P=.08. Preradiation PET also suggested a statistically insignificant trend toward improved LRFS for PET-negative (97%) vs PET-positive (81%) patients (P=.06). Conclusion: Negative postradiation PET predicted improved LRFS. Notably, 77% of patients with persistent postradiation uptake did not experience local failure, suggesting that these patients could be closely followed up rather than immediately referred for intervention. Negative baseline and preradiation PET findings suggested statistically insignificant trends toward improved LRFS. Additional study may further understanding of relationships between PET findings at these time points and outcome in rhabdomyosarcoma.

  20. Luminescence properties of defects in GaN

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    Reshchikov, Michael A.; Morkoc, Hadis [Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 (United States)


    Gallium nitride (GaN) and its allied binaries InN and AIN as well as their ternary compounds have gained an unprecedented attention due to their wide-ranging applications encompassing green, blue, violet, and ultraviolet (UV) emitters and detectors (in photon ranges inaccessible by other semiconductors) and high-power amplifiers. However, even the best of the three binaries, GaN, contains many structural and point defects caused to a large extent by lattice and stacking mismatch with substrates. These defects notably affect the electrical and optical properties of the host material and can seriously degrade the performance and reliability of devices made based on these nitride semiconductors. Even though GaN broke the long-standing paradigm that high density of dislocations precludes acceptable device performance, point defects have taken the center stage as they exacerbate efforts to increase the efficiency of emitters, increase laser operation lifetime, and lead to anomalies in electronic devices. The point defects include native isolated defects (vacancies, interstitial, and antisites), intentional or unintentional impurities, as well as complexes involving different combinations of the isolated defects. Further improvements in device performance and longevity hinge on an in-depth understanding of point defects and their reduction. In this review a comprehensive and critical analysis of point defects in GaN, particularly their manifestation in luminescence, is presented. In addition to a comprehensive analysis of native point defects, the signatures of intentionally and unintentionally introduced impurities are addressed. The review discusses in detail the characteristics and the origin of the major luminescence bands including the ultraviolet, blue, green, yellow, and red bands in undoped GaN. The effects of important group-II impurities, such as Zn and Mg on the photoluminescence of GaN, are treated in detail. Similarly, but to a lesser extent, the effects of other impurities, such as C, Si, H, O, Be, Mn, Cd, etc., on the luminescence properties of GaN are also reviewed. Further, atypical luminescence lines which are tentatively attributed to the surface and structural defects are discussed. The effect of surfaces and surface preparation, particularly wet and dry etching, exposure to UV light in vacuum or controlled gas ambient, annealing, and ion implantation on the characteristics of the defect-related emissions is described.

  1. Autoradiographic localization of sigma receptor binding sites in guinea pig and rat central nervous system with (+)3H-3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-N-(1-propyl)piperidine

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    Gundlach, A.L.; Largent, B.L.; Snyder, S.H.


    (+)3H-3-PPP ((+)3H-3-(3-Hydroxyphenyl)-N-(1-propyl)-piperidine) binds with high affinity to brain membranes with a pharmacological profile consistent with that of sigma receptors. The distribution of (+)3H-3-PPP binding sites in brain and spinal cord of both guinea pig and rat has been determined by in vitro autoradiography with binding densities quantitated by computer-assisted densitometry. (+)3H-3-PPP binding to slide-mounted brain sections is saturable and displays high affinity and a pharmacological specificity very similar to sites labeled in homogenates. (+)3H-3-PPP binding sites are heterogeneously distributed. Highest concentrations of binding sites occur in spinal cord, particularly the ventral horn and dorsal root ganglia; the pons-medulla, associated with the cranial nerve and pontine nuclei and throughout the brain stem reticular formation; the cerebellum, over the Purkinje cell layer; the midbrain, particularly the central gray and red nucleus; and hippocampus, over the pyramidal cell layer. Lowest levels are seen in the basal ganglia and parts of the thalamus, while all other areas, including hypothalamus and cerebral cortex, exhibit moderate grain densities. Quinolinic acid-induced lesions of the hippocampus indicate that (+)3H-3-PPP labels hippocampal pyramidal cells and granule cells in the dentate gyrus. Intrastriatal injection of ibotenic acid dramatically reduces (+)3H-3-PPP binding in this area, while injection of 6-hydroxydopamine produces a relatively slight decrease. The distribution of (+)3H-3-PPP binding sites does not correlate with the receptor distribution of any recognized neurotransmitter or neuropeptide, including dopamine. However, there is a notable similarity between the distribution of (+)3H-3-PPP sites and high-affinity binding sites for psychotomimetic opioids, such as the benzomorphan (+)SKF 10,047.

  2. Analysis of Cloud-resolving Simulations of a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System Observed during TWP-ICE: Vertical Fluxes and Draft Properties in Convective and Stratiform Regions

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    Mrowiec, Agnieszka A.; Rio, Catherine; Fridlind, Ann; Ackerman, Andrew; Del Genio, Anthony D.; Pauluis, Olivier; Varble, Adam; Fan, Jiwen


    We analyze three cloud-resolving model simulations of a strong convective event observed during the TWP-ICE campaign, differing in dynamical core, microphysical scheme or both. Based on simulated and observed radar reflectivity, simulations roughly reproduce observed convective and stratiform precipitating areas. To identify the characteristics of convective and stratiform drafts that are difficult to observe but relevant to climate model parameterization, independent vertical wind speed thresholds are calculated to capture 90% of total convective and stratiform updraft and downdraft mass fluxes. Convective updrafts are fairly consistent across simulations (likely owing to fixed large-scale forcings and surface conditions), except that hydrometeor loadings differ substantially. Convective downdraft and stratiform updraft and downdraft mass fluxes vary notably below the melting level, but share similar vertically uniform draft velocities despite differing hydrometeor loadings. All identified convective and stratiform downdrafts contain precipitation below ~10 km and nearly all updrafts are cloudy above the melting level. Cold pool properties diverge substantially in a manner that is consistent with convective downdraft mass flux differences below the melting level. Despite differences in hydrometeor loadings and cold pool properties, convective updraft and downdraft mass fluxes are linearly correlated with convective area, the ratio of ice in downdrafts to that in updrafts is ~0.5 independent of species, and the ratio of downdraft to updraft mass flux is ~0.5-0.6, which may represent a minimum evaporation efficiency under moist conditions. Hydrometeor loading in stratiform regions is found to be a fraction of hydrometeor loading in convective regions that ranges from ~10% (graupel) to ~90% (cloud ice). These findings may lead to improved convection parameterizations.

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

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


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

  4. A Study to Develop an Industrial-Scale, Computer-Controlled High Magnetic Field Processing (HMFP) System to Assist in Commercializing the Novel, Enabling HMFP Manufacturing Technology

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    Lutdka, G. M.; Chourey, A. (American Magnetics, Inc.)


    As the original magnet designer and manufacturer of ORNL’s 9T, 5-inch ID bore magnet, American Magnetics Inc. (AMI) has collaborated with ORNL’s Materials Processing Group’s and this partnership has been instrumental in the development of our unique thermo-magnetic facilities and expertise. Consequently, AMI and ORNL have realized that the commercial implementation of the High Magnetic Field Processing (HMFP) technology will require the evolution of robust, automated superconducting (SC) magnet systems that will be cost-effective and easy to operate in an industrial environment. The goal of this project and CRADA is to significantly expedite the timeline for implementing this revolutionary and pervasive cross-cutting technology for future US produced industrial components. The successful completion of this project is anticipated to significantly assist in the timely commercialization and licensing of our HMFP intellectual property for a broad spectrum of industries; and to open up a new market for AMI. One notable outcome of this project is that the ThermoMagnetic Processing Technology WON a prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Awards. This award acknowledges and recognizes our TMP Technology as one of the top 100 innovative US technologies in 2009. By successfully establishing the design requirements for a commercial scale magnetic processing system, this project effort has accomplished a key first step in facilitating the building and demonstration of a superconducting magnetic processing coil, enabling the transition of the High Magnetic Field Processing Technology beyond a laboratory novelty into a commercially viable and industrially scalable Manufacturing Technology.

  5. A Phase I Clinical and Pharmacology Study Using Amifostine as a Radioprotector in Dose-escalated Whole Liver Radiation Therapy

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    Feng, Mary, E-mail: [Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Smith, David E. [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Normolle, Daniel P. [Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States); Knol, James A. [Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Pan, Charlie C.; Ben-Josef, Edgar [Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Lu Zheng; Feng, Meihua R.; Chen Jun [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Ensminger, William [Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Lawrence, Theodore S. [Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)


    Purpose: Diffuse intrahepatic tumors are difficult to control. Whole-liver radiotherapy has been limited by toxicity, most notably radiation-induced liver disease. Amifostine is a prodrug free-radical scavenger that selectively protects normal tissues and, in a preclinical model of intrahepatic cancer, systemic amifostine reduced normal liver radiation damage without compromising tumor effect. We hypothesized that amifostine would permit escalation of whole-liver radiation dose to potentially control microscopic disease. We also aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetics of amifostine and its active metabolite WR-1065 to optimize timing of radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: We conducted a radiation dose-escalation trial for patients with diffuse, intrahepatic cancer treated with whole-liver radiation and intravenous amifostine. Radiation dose was assigned using the time-to-event continual reassessment method. A companion pharmacokinetic study was performed. Results: Twenty-three patients were treated, with a maximum dose of 40 Gy. Using a logistical regression model, compared with our previously treated patients, amifostine increased liver tolerance by 3.3 {+-} 1.1 Gy (p = 0.007) (approximately 10%) with similar response rates. Peak concentrations of WR-1065 were 25 {mu}M with an elimination half-life of 1.5 h; these levels are consistent with radioprotective effects of amifostine in patients. Conclusion: These findings demonstrate for the first time that amifostine is a normal liver radioprotector. They further suggest that it may be useful to combine amifostine with fractionated or stereotactic body radiation therapy for patients with focal intrahepatic cancer.

  6. Strong-Field Quantum Electrodynamics and Muonic Hydrogen

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    U. D. Jentschura


    We explore the possibility of a breakdown of perturbative quantum electrodynamics in light muonic bound systems, notably, muonic hydrogen. The average electric field seen by a muon orbiting a proton is shown to be comparable to hydrogenlike Uranium and, notably, larger than the electric field achievable using even the most advanced strong-laser facilities. Following Maltman and Isgur who have shown that fundamental forces such as the meson exchange force may undergo a qualitative change in the strong-coupling regime, we investigate a concomitant possible existence of muon-proton and electron-proton contact interactions, of nonperturbative origin, and their influence on transition frequencies in light one-muon ions.


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    Janis Zandersons; Aivars Zhurinsh; Edward Someus

    If a small-scale clean coal fu eled power plant is co-fu eled with 5 % of cre o-sote-treated used-up sleeper wood, the de con tam i na tion by carbonisation at 500 °C in an in di rectly heated ro tary kiln with the di am e ter 1.7 m and ef fec-tive length 10 m can be real ised. It should be in cluded in the “3R Clean Coal Carbonisation Plant ” sys tem, which pro cesses coal. It will im prove the heat bal ance of the sys tem, since the carbonisation of wood will de liver a lot of high caloricity pyroligneous vapour to the joint fur nace of the “3R Clean Coal Carbonisation Plant”. Pine wood sleeper sap wood con tains 0.25 % of sul phur, but the av er age pine sleeper wood (sap wood and heart wood) 0.05% of sul phur. Most of the sul phur is lost with the pyroligneous vapour and burned in the fur nace. Since the “3R Clean Coal Carbonisation Plant ” is equipped with a flue gases clean ing sys tem, the SO2 emis sion level will not ex-ceed 5 mg/m 3. The char coal of the sap wood por tion of sleep ers and that of the av er age sleeper wood will con tain 0.22 % and 0.035 % of sul phur, re spec-tively. The in crease of the carbonisation tem per a ture does not sub stan tially de crease the sul phur con tent in char coal, al though it is suf fi ciently low, and the char coal can be co-fired with clean coal. The con sid ered pro cess is suit-able for small power plants, if the bio mass in put in the com mon en ergy bal-ance is 5 to 10%. If the mean dis tance of sleep ers trans por ta tion for Cen tral and East ern Eu-rope is es ti mated not to ex ceed 200 km, the co-com bus tion of clean coal and carbonised sleep ers would be an ac cept able op tion from the en vi ron men tal and eco nomic points of view.

  8. Wnt interaction and extracellular release of prominin-1/CD133 in human malignant melanoma cells

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    Rappa, Germana [Cancer Research Program, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 10530 Discovery Drive. Las Vegas, NV 89135 (United States); College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV 89104 (United States); Mercapide, Javier; Anzanello, Fabio [Cancer Research Program, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 10530 Discovery Drive. Las Vegas, NV 89135 (United States); Le, Thuc T. [Nevada Cancer Institute, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (United States); Johlfs, Mary G. [Cancer Research Program, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 10530 Discovery Drive. Las Vegas, NV 89135 (United States); Center for Diabetes and Obesity Prevention, Treatment, Research and Education, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV 89104 (United States); Fiscus, Ronald R. [Cancer Research Program, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 10530 Discovery Drive. Las Vegas, NV 89135 (United States); College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV 89104 (United States); Center for Diabetes and Obesity Prevention, Treatment, Research and Education, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV 89104 (United States); Wilsch-Bräuninger, Michaela [Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Corbeil, Denis [Tissue Engineering Laboratories (BIOTEC) and DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excellence for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Technische Universität Dresden, Tatzberg 47–49, 01307 Dresden, Germany Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden (Germany); Lorico, Aurelio, E-mail: [Cancer Research Program, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 10530 Discovery Drive. Las Vegas, NV 89135 (United States); College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV 89104 (United States)


    Prominin-1 (CD133) is the first identified gene of a novel class of pentaspan membrane glycoproteins. It is expressed by various epithelial and non-epithelial cells, and notably by stem and cancer stem cells. In non-cancerous cells such as neuro-epithelial and hematopoietic stem cells, prominin-1 is selectively concentrated in plasma membrane protrusions, and released into the extracellular milieu in association with small vesicles. Previously, we demonstrated that prominin-1 contributes to melanoma cells pro-metastatic properties and suggested that it may constitute a molecular target to prevent prominin-1-expressing melanomas from colonizing and growing in lymph nodes and distant organs. Here, we report that three distinct pools of prominin-1 co-exist in cultures of human FEMX-I metastatic melanoma. Morphologically, in addition to the plasma membrane localization, prominin-1 is found within the intracellular compartments, (e.g., Golgi apparatus) and in association with extracellular membrane vesicles. The latter prominin-1–positive structures appeared in three sizes (small, ?40 nm; intermediates ?40–80 nm, and large, >80 nm). Functionally, the down-regulation of prominin-1 in FEMX-I cells resulted in a significant reduction of number of lipid droplets as observed by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering image analysis and Oil red O staining, and surprisingly in a decrease in the nuclear localization of beta-catenin, a surrogate marker of Wnt activation. Moreover, the T-cell factor/lymphoid enhancer factor (TCF/LEF) promoter activity was 2 to 4 times higher in parental than in prominin-1-knockdown cells. Collectively, our results point to Wnt signaling and/or release of prominin-1–containing membrane vesicles as mediators of the pro-metastatic activity of prominin-1 in FEMX-I melanoma. - Highlights: ? First report of release of prominin-1–containing microvesicles from cancer cells. ? Pro-metastatic role of prominin-1–containing microvesicles in FEMX-I melanoma. ? Down-regulation of prominin-1 results in decreased nuclear localization of ?-catenin. ? Wnt signaling as mediator of the pro-metastatic activity of prominin-1.

  9. Commercial potential of natural gas storage in lined rock caverns (LRC)

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    The geologic conditions in many regions of the United States will not permit the development of economical high-deliverability gas storage in salt caverns. These regions include the entire Eastern Seaboard; several northern states, notably Minnesota and Wisconsin; many of the Rocky Mountain States; and most of the Pacific Northwest. In late 1997, the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) Federal Energy Technology Center engaged Sofregaz US to investigate the commercialization potential of natural gas storage in Lined Rock Caverns (LRC). Sofregaz US teamed with Gaz de France and Sydkraft, who had formed a consortium, called LRC, to perform the study for the USDOE. Underground storage of natural gas is generally achieved in depleted oil and gas fields, aquifers, and solution-mined salt caverns. These storage technologies require specific geologic conditions. Unlined rock caverns have been used for decades to store hydrocarbons - mostly liquids such as crude oil, butane, and propane. The maximum operating pressure in unlined rock caverns is limited, since the host rock is never entirely impervious. The LRC technology allows a significant increase in the maximum operating pressure over the unlined storage cavern concept, since the gas in storage is completely contained with an impervious liner. The LRC technology has been under development in Sweden by Sydkraft since 1987. The development process has included extensive technical studies, laboratory testing, field tests, and most recently includes a storage facility being constructed in southern Sweden (Skallen). The LRC development effort has shown that the concept is technically and economically viable. The Skallen storage facility will have a rock cover of 115 meters (375 feet), a storage volume of 40,000 cubic meters (250,000 petroleum barrels), and a maximum operating pressure of 20 MPa (2,900 psi). There is a potential for commercialization of the LRC technology in the United States. Two regions were studied in some detail - the Northeast and the Southeast. The investment cost for an LRC facility in the Northeast is approximately $182 million and $343 million for a 2.6-billion cubic foot (bcf) working gas facility and a 5.2-bcf working gas storage facility, respectively. The relatively high investment cost is a strong function of the cost of labor in the Northeast. The labor union-related rules and requirements in the Northeast result in much higher underground construction costs than might result in Sweden, for example. The LRC technology gas storage service is compared to other alternative technologies. The LRC technology gas storage service was found to be competitive with other alternative technologies for a variety of market scenarios.

  10. Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa


    Berkeley Lab has for several years been developing methods for selection of optimal microgrid systems, especially for commercial building applications, and applying these methods in the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York, (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage, and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of power quality and reliability (PQR) to the capabilities of DER-CAM. All of these objectives have been pursued via analysis of the attractiveness of a Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid consisting of multiple nameplate 100 kW Tecogen Premium Power Modules (CM-100). This unit consists of an asynchronous inverter-based variable speed internal combustion engine genset with combined heat and power (CHP) and power surge capability. The essence of CERTS Microgrid technology is that smarts added to the on-board power electronics of any microgrid device enables stable and safe islanded operation without the need for complex fast supervisory controls. This approach allows plug and play development of a microgrid that can potentially provide high PQR with a minimum of specialized site-specific engineering. A notable feature of the CM-100 is its time-limited surge rating of 125 kW, and DER-CAM capability to model this feature was also a necessary model enhancement.

  11. SPINE: SParse eIgengene NEtwork Linking Gene Expression Clusters in Dehalococcoides mccartyi to Perturbations in Experimental Conditions

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    Mansfeldt, Cresten B.; Logsdon, Benjamin A.; Debs, Garrett E.; Richardson, Ruth E.; Mande, Shekhar C.


    We present a statistical model designed to identify the effect of experimental perturbations on the aggregate behavior of the transcriptome expressed by the bacterium Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain 195. Strains of Dehalococcoides are used in sub-surface bioremediation applications because they organohalorespire tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene (common chlorinated solvents that contaminate the environment) to non-toxic ethene. However, the biochemical mechanism of this process remains incompletely described. Additionally, the response of Dehalococcoides to stress-inducing conditions that may be encountered at field-sites is not well understood. The constructed statistical model captured the aggregate behavior of gene expression phenotypes by modeling the distinct eigengenes of 100more »transcript clusters, determining stable relationships among these clusters of gene transcripts with a sparse network-inference algorithm, and directly modeling the effect of changes in experimental conditions by constructing networks conditioned on the experimental state. Based on the model predictions, we discovered new response mechanisms for DMC, notably when the bacterium is exposed to solvent toxicity. The network identified a cluster containing thirteen gene transcripts directly connected to the solvent toxicity condition. Transcripts in this cluster include an iron-dependent regulator (DET0096-97) and a methylglyoxal synthase (DET0137). To validate these predictions, additional experiments were performed. Continuously fed cultures were exposed to saturating levels of tetrachloethene, thereby causing solvent toxicity, and transcripts that were predicted to be linked to solvent toxicity were monitored by quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. Twelve hours after being shocked with saturating levels of tetrachloroethene, the control transcripts (encoding for a key hydrogenase and the 16S rRNA) did not significantly change. By contrast, transcripts for DET0137 and DET0097 displayed a 46.8±11.5 and 14.6±9.3 fold up-regulation, respectively, supporting the model. This is the first study to identify transcripts in Dehalococcoides that potentially respond to tetrachloroethene solvent-toxicity conditions that may be encountered near contamination source zones in sub-surface environments.« less

  12. Environmental Values Public Environmental Report 3 Introduction by Rick Cohagan

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    National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

    energy companies in the world, operating in over 180 countries worldwide and engaged in every aspect a number of discoveries, most notably in the US Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria and Australia. Chevron's asset on creating new legacy positions in key conventional energy basins, expanding our assets and capabilities

  13. Acetylation and glycation of fibrinogen in vitro occur at specific lysine residues in a concentration dependent manner: A mass spectrometric and isotope labeling study

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    Svensson, Jan, E-mail: [Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Solna), SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden) [Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Solna), SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden); Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Stockholm (Sweden); Bergman, Ann-Charlotte [Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Solna), SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)] [Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Solna), SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden); Adamson, Ulf [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Stockholm (Sweden)] [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Stockholm (Sweden); Blombaeck, Margareta [Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Solna), SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)] [Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Solna), SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden); Wallen, Hakan; Joerneskog, Gun [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Stockholm (Sweden)] [Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, SE-182 88 Stockholm (Sweden)


    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fibrinogen was incubated in vitro with glucose or aspirin. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Acetylations and glycations were found at twelve lysine sites by mass spectrometry. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The labeling by aspirin and glucose occurred dose-dependently. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No competition between glucose and aspirin for binding to fibrinogen was found. -- Abstract: Aspirin may exert part of its antithrombotic effects through platelet-independent mechanisms. Diabetes is a condition in which the beneficial effects of aspirin are less prominent or absent - a phenomenon called 'aspirin resistance'. We investigated whether acetylation and glycation occur at specific sites in fibrinogen and if competition between glucose and aspirin in binding to fibrinogen occurs. Our hypothesis was that such competition might be one explanation to 'aspirin resistance' in diabetes. After incubation of fibrinogen in vitro with aspirin (0.8 mM, 24 h) or glucose (100 mM, 5-10 days), we found 12 modified sites with mass spectrometric techniques. Acetylations in the {alpha}-chain: {alpha}K191, {alpha}K208, {alpha}K224, {alpha}K429, {alpha}K457, {alpha}K539, {alpha}K562, in the {beta}-chain: {beta}K233, and in the {gamma}-chain: {gamma}K170 and {gamma}K273. Glycations were found at {beta}K133 and {gamma}K75, alternatively {gamma}K85. Notably, the lysine 539 is a site involved in FXIII-mediated cross-linking of fibrin. With isotope labeling in vitro, using [{sup 14}C-acetyl]salicylic acid and [{sup 14}C]glucose, a labeling of 0.013-0.084 and 0.12-0.5 mol of acetylated and glycated adduct/mol fibrinogen, respectively, was found for clinically (12.9-100 {mu}M aspirin) and physiologically (2-8 mM glucose) relevant plasma concentrations. No competition between acetylation and glycation could be demonstrated. Thus, fibrinogen is acetylated at several lysine residues, some of which are involved in the cross-linking of fibrinogen. This may mechanistically explain why aspirin facilitates fibrin degradation. We find no support for the idea that glycation of fibrin(ogen) interferes with acetylation of fibrinogen.

  14. Compatible Relaxation and Coarsening in Algebraic Multigrid

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    Brannick, J J; Falgout, R D


    We introduce a coarsening algorithm for algebraic multigrid (AMG) based on the concept of compatible relaxation (CR). The algorithm is significantly different from standard methods, most notably because it does not rely on any notion of strength of connection. We study its behavior on a number of model problems, and evaluate the performance of an AMG algorithm that incorporates the coarsening approach. Lastly, we introduce a variant of CR that provides a sharper metric of coarse-grid quality and demonstrate its potential with two simple examples.

  15. MillenniumDevelopmentGoals 16 The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2008

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    , the Council of Europe (notably in 2005), the G8 Gleneagles Summit, the UN World Summit of September 2005, and many more occasions. At Gleneagles, the G8 promised to double aid to Africa from the 2004 level by 2010 encounter for me occurred in West Africa in 2007, at the time of the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm. I

  16. Suzaku And Multi-Wavelength Observations of OJ 287 During the Periodic Optical Outburst in 2007

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    Seta, Hiromi; /Saitama U.; Isobe, N.; /Kyoto U.; Tashiro, Makoto S.; /Saitama U.; Yaji, Yuichi; /Saitama U.; Arai, Akira; /Hiroshima U.; Fukuhara, Masayuki; /Tokyo U. /Grad. U. for Adv. Stud., Nagano; Kohno, Kotaro; /Tokyo U.; Nakanishi, Koichiro; /Grad. U. for Adv. Stud., Nagano; Sasada, Mahito; /Hiroshima U.; Shimajiri, Yoshito; /Tokyo U. /Grad. U. for Adv. Stud., Nagano; Tosaki, Tomoka; /Grad. U. for Adv. Stud., Nagano; Uemura, Makoto; /Hiroshima U.; Anderhub, Hans; /Zurich, ETH; Antonelli, L.A.; /INFN, Rome; Antoranz, Pedro; /Madrid U.; Backes, Michael; /Dortmund U.; Baixeras, Carmen; /Barcelona, Autonoma U.; Balestra, Silvia; /Madrid U.; Barrio, Juan Abel; /Madrid U.; Bastieri, Denis; /Padua U. /INFN, Padua; Becerra Gonzalez, Josefa; /IAC, La Laguna /Dortmund U. /Lodz U. /Lodz U. /DESY /Zurich, ETH /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Barcelona, IEEC /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Barcelona, IEEC /Madrid U. /Zurich, ETH /Wurzburg U. /Zurich, ETH /Madrid U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Zurich, ETH /Madrid U. /Barcelona, IFAE /IAC, La Laguna /Laguna U., Tenerife /INFN, Rome /Dortmund U. /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /INFN, Padua /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /Barcelona, IEEC /Madrid U. /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /IAC, La Laguna /Madrid, CIEMAT /Sierra Nevada Observ. /Zurich, ETH /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Wurzburg U. /Barcelona, IFAE /UC, Davis /Barcelona, IFAE /Barcelona, IFAE /Madrid U. /Barcelona, Autonoma U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /IAC, La Laguna /Laguna U., Tenerife /Barcelona, IFAE /IAC, La Laguna /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Barcelona, Autonoma U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /SLAC /IAC, La Laguna /Laguna U., Tenerife /Zurich, ETH /Wurzburg U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Zurich, ETH /INFN, Rome /UC, Davis /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Turku U. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Zurich, ETH /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /DESY /Sofiya, Inst. Nucl. Res. /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /Wurzburg U. /INFN, Rome /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Barcelona, IFAE /Barcelona, IFAE /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Wurzburg U. /Madrid U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Barcelona, IEEC /Sierra Nevada Observ. /Barcelona, IFAE /Madrid U. /Turku U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /UC, Santa Cruz /Madrid U. /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Barcelona, IEEC /Turku U. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Zurich, ETH /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Sierra Nevada Observ. /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /INFN, Trieste /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Sierra Nevada Observ. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Barcelona, IFAE /Barcelona, IFAE /Dortmund U. /Barcelona, IEEC /ICREA, Barcelona /Barcelona, IFAE /Zurich, ETH /Barcelona, Autonoma U. /Wurzburg U. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /INFN, Rome /Sierra Nevada Observ. /DESY /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Udine U. /INFN, Udine /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Barcelona, IFAE /Barcelona, IEEC /Turku U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Lodz U. /Lodz U. /Wurzburg U. /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Zurich, ETH /Turku U. /INFN, Rome /Sofiya, Inst. Nucl. Res. /Barcelona, IFAE /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /DESY /ICREA, Barcelona /Barcelona, IEEC /Siena U. /INFN, Siena /Sofiya, Inst. Nucl. Res. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Barcelona, IEEC /Sierra Nevada Observ. /Barcelona, IFAE /Barcelona, Autonoma U.


    Suzaku observations of the blazar OJ 287 were performed in 2007 April 10-13 and November 7-9. They correspond to a quiescent and a flaring state, respectively. The X-ray spectra of the source can be well described with single power-law models in both exposures. The derived X-ray photon index and the flux density at 1 keV were found to be {Lambda} = 1.65 {+-} 0.02 and S{sub 1keV} = 215 {+-} 5 nJy, in the quiescent state. In the flaring state, the source exhibited a harder X-ray spectrum ({Lambda} = 1.50 {+-} 0.01) with a nearly doubled X-ray flux density S{sub 1keV} = 404{sub -5}{sup +6} nJy. Moreover, significant hard X-ray signals were detected up to {approx} 27 keV. In cooperation with the Suzaku, simultaneous radio, optical, and very-high-energy {gamma}-ray observations of OJ 287 were performed with the Nobeyama Millimeter Array, the KANATA telescope, and the MAGIC telescope, respectively. The radio and optical fluxes in the flaring state (3.04 {+-} 0.46 Jy and 8.93 {+-} 0.05 mJy at 86.75 Hz and in the V-band, respectively) were found to be higher by a factor of 2-3 than those in the quiescent state (1.73 {+-} 0.26 Jy and 3.03 {+-} 0.01 mJy at 86.75 Hz and in the V-band, respectively). No notable {gamma}-ray events were detected in either observation. The spectral energy distribution of OJ 287 indicated that the X-ray spectrum was dominated by inverse Compton radiation in both observations, while synchrotron radiation exhibited a spectral cutoff around the optical frequency. Furthermore, no significant difference in the synchrotron cutoff frequency was found between the quiescent and flaring states. According to a simple synchrotron self-Compton model, the change of the spectral energy distribution is due to an increase in the energy density of electrons with small changes of both the magnetic field strength and the maximum Lorentz factor of electrons.

  17. Procedia Computer Science 00 (2011) 000000

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    of object services, notably in smart buildings composed of sensors and actuators. Many things are now taking services, WebSockets, CoAP, Energy efficiency, Smart buildings 1. Introduction In the last decade objects are also arising in such smart-buildings, as for example to provide feedback to the user

  18. PROCEEDINGS, Thirty-Fifth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 1-3, 2010

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    by 6 wells in the central part of the field. Development drilling continued and two 55 MWe units (Units maintained by drilling make-up wells. In the end of 2007, a 60 MWe (unit IV) was added to complete a 200 MWe of steam production in 1999 showed the decline of steam flow rate notably occurred at some production wells

  19. Some thoughts on the BUGS package for Bayesian analysis1 Andrew Gelman, Dept of Statistics and Dept of Political Science, Columbia University

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    Gelman, Andrew

    we kept running into difficulty when we tried to expand our model in different ways, most notably in Medicine. #12;for (i in 1:n){ y[i] ~ dnorm (y.hat[i], tau.y) y.hat[i] county[i

  20. 1 INTRODUCTION Probabilistic risk (or safety) assessments (PRA) pro-

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    reliability analyses. Finally, a case study in- volving a nuclear reactor is presented in Section 3. Dynamic for managing risks linked to engineering systems, notably in nuclear power plants, aerospace, and chemical of dynamic reliability was established under the name of Con- tinuous Event Tree (CET) theory, (Devooght

  1. Single proteins that serve linked functions in intracellular and extracellular microenvironments

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    Radisky, Derek C.; Stallings-Mann, Melody; Hirai, Yohei; Bissell, Mina J.


    Maintenance of organ homeostasis and control of appropriate response to environmental alterations requires intimate coordination of cellular function and tissue organization. An important component of this coordination may be provided by proteins that can serve distinct, but linked, functions on both sides of the plasma membrane. Here we present a novel hypothesis in which non-classical secretion can provide a mechanism through which single proteins can integrate complex tissue functions. Single genes can exert a complex, dynamic influence through a number of different processes that act to multiply the function of the gene product(s). Alternative splicing can create many different transcripts that encode proteins of diverse, even antagonistic, function from a single gene. Posttranslational modifications can alter the stability, activity, localization, and even basic function of proteins. A protein can exist in different subcellular localizations. More recently, it has become clear that single proteins can function both inside and outside the cell. These proteins often lack defined secretory signal sequences, and transit the plasma membrane by mechanisms separate from the classical ER/Golgi secretory process. When examples of such proteins are examined individually, the multifunctionality and lack of a signal sequence are puzzling - why should a protein with a well known function in one context function in such a distinct fashion in another? We propose that one reason for a single protein to perform intracellular and extracellular roles is to coordinate organization and maintenance of a global tissue function. Here, we describe in detail three specific examples of proteins that act in this fashion, outlining their specific functions in the extracellular space and in the intracellular space, and we discuss how these functions may be linked. We present epimorphin/syntaxin-2, which may coordinate morphogenesis of secretory organs (as epimorphin) with control of protein secretion (as syntaxin-2), amphoterin/high mobility group box-1 (HMGB1), which may link inflammation (as amphoterin) with regulation of gene expression (as HMGB1), and tissue transglutaminase, which affects delivery of and response to apoptotic signals by serving a related function on both sides of the plasma membrane. As it is notable that all three of these proteins have been reported to transit the plasma membrane through non-classical secretory mechanisms, we will also discuss why coordinated inside/outside functions may be found in some examples of proteins which transit the plasma membrane through non-classical mechanisms and how this relationship can be used to identify additional proteins that share these characteristics.

  2. Distinguishing tautomerism in the crystal structure of (Z)-N-(5-ethyl-2,3-di-hydro-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-ylidene) -4-methylbenzenesulfonamide using DFT-D calculations and {sup 13}C solid-state NMR

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    Li, Xiaozhou; Bond, Andrew D.; Johansson, Kristoffer E.; Van de Streek, Jacco, E-mail: [Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, Copenhagen DK-2100 (Denmark)


    The crystal structure of (Z)-N-(5-ethyl-2,3-di-hydro-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-ylidene) -4-methylbenzenesulfonamide contains an imine tautomer, rather than the previously reported amine tautomer. The tautomers can be distinguished using dispersion-corrected density functional theory calculations and by comparison of calculated and measured {sup 13}C solid-state NMR spectra. The crystal structure of the title compound, C{sub 11}H{sub 13}N{sub 3}O{sub 2}S{sub 2}, has been determined previously on the basis of refinement against laboratory powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) data, supported by comparison of measured and calculated {sup 13}C solid-state NMR spectra [Hangan et al. (2010 ?). Acta Cryst. B66, 615–621]. The mol@@ecule is tautomeric, and was reported as an amine tautomer [systematic name: N-(5-ethyl-1,3,4-thia@@diazol-2-yl)-p-toluene@@sulfonamide], rather than the correct imine tautomer. The protonation site on the mol@@ecule’s 1,3,4-thia@@diazole ring is indicated by the inter@@molecular contacts in the crystal structure: N—H?O hydrogen bonds are established at the correct site, while the alternative protonation site does not establish any notable inter molecular inter@@actions. The two tautomers provide essentially identical Rietveld fits to laboratory PXRD data, and therefore they cannot be directly distinguished in this way. However, the correct tautomer can be distinguished from the incorrect one by previously reported qu@@anti@@tative criteria based on the extent of structural distortion on optimization of the crystal structure using dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT-D) calculations. Calculation of the {sup 13}C SS-NMR spectrum based on the correct imine tautomer also provides considerably better agreement with the measured {sup 13}C SS-NMR spectrum.

  3. Humic acid in drinking well water induces inflammation through reactive oxygen species generation and activation of nuclear factor-?B/activator protein-1 signaling pathways: A possible role in atherosclerosis

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    Hseu, You-Cheng [Department of Cosmeceutics, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China); Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX 77030 (United States); Senthil Kumar, K.J. [Department of Cosmeceutics, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China); Chen, Chih-Sheng; Cho, Hsin-Ju; Lin, Shu-Wei; Shen, Pei-Chun [Institute of Nutrition, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China); Lin, Cheng-Wen [Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China); Lu, Fung-Jou [Institute of Medicine, Chun Shan Medical University, Taichung 40201, Taiwan (China); Yang, Hsin-Ling, E-mail: [Institute of Nutrition, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China); Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX 77030 (United States)


    Humic acid (HA) has been implicated as one of the etiological factors in the peripheral vasculopathy of blackfoot disease (BFD) in Taiwan. However, the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of BFD are not well defined. In this study, we used an in vitro and in vivo model, in which HA (25–200 ?g/mL) activated macrophages to produce pro-inflammatory molecules by activating their transcriptional factors. HA exposure induced NO and PGE{sub 2} production followed by induction of iNOS and COX-2 through NF-?B/AP-1 transactivation in macrophages. In addition, the production of TNF-? and IL-1? was significantly increased by HA. Moreover, HA-induced iNOS and COX-2 expression were down-regulated by the NF-?B and AP-1 inhibitors pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) and Tanshinone, respectively. Furthermore, generations of ROS and nitrotyrosine, as well as activation of the AKT and MAPKs signaling cascades were observed after HA exposure. Specifically, HA-induced NF-?B activation was mediated by ROS and AKT, and that HA-induced AP-1 activation was mediated by JNK and ERK. Notably, HA-mediated AKT, JNK, and ERK activation was ROS-independent. The inflammatory potential of HA was correlated with increased expression of HO-1 and Nrf2. Furthermore, an in vivo study confirms that mice exposed to HA, the serum levels of TNF-? and IL-1? was significantly increased in a dose-dependent manner. This report marks the first confirmation that environmental exposure of HA induces inflammation in macrophages, which may be one of the main causes of early atherogenesis in blackfoot disease. - Highlights: • Humic acid (HA) induce pro-inflammatory cytokines and mediators in macrophages. • HA-induced inflammation is mediated by ROS and NF-?B/AP-1 signaling pathways. • The inflammatory potential of HA correlated with activation of Nrf2/HO-1 genes. • HA exposure to mice increased pro-inflammatory cytokines production in vivo. • HA may be one of the main causes of early atherogenesis in blackfoot disease.

  4. J. Environ. Monit., DOI:10.1039/C1EM10730E Polar organic chemical integrative sampler (POCIS): application for monitoring organic

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    Boyer, Edmond

    changes in the way water management policy addresses pollution, one key trend being the continuing have been specified for priority chemical pollutants, notably with the Water Framework Directive (WFD in the thousands ­ and possibly more. Micropollutants can exert toxic effects even at very low concentrations, down

  5. 156 IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 22, NO. 1, JANUARY 1997 The Structure of Ocean-Surface

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    Miami, University of

    156 IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 22, NO. 1, JANUARY 1997 The Structure of Ocean engineering applications, notably in the design of ocean outfalls [2] and in the design of tidal power the Ocean Pollution Research Center under Grant R09401. D. A. Chin and S. Chinthamreddy

  6. Oceanic Linguistics, Volume 44, no. 2 (December 2005) by University of Hawai`i Press. All rights reserved.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of this area have historically increased their inventories to as many as 13 and even 16 vowels. The aim. INTRODUCTION 1.1 HISTORICAL EXPANSION OF VOWEL INVENTORIES. In compari- son with the ²ve-vowel system that has), the modern languages spoken in northern Vanuatu possess much richer inventories.1 With the notable exception

  7. "Perfect" Electrochemical Molecular Sieving by Thin and Ultrathin Metallopolymeric Films

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    such as membrane-based ultrafiltration and separa- tor-controlled fuel cell optimization. An interesting in a subsequent film patching step. We have been exploringthisapproachintransportstudiesinvolvingthin(shownbelow)inwater11 swehaveencountered behavior and responses that are interesting in their own right. Most notably

  8. Regular Expressions for Data Words Leonid Libkin and Domagoj Vrgoc

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    Libkin, Leonid

    a renewed interest in them due to applications in querying and reasoning about data models with complex structural properties, notably XML, and more recently, graph databases. Logical formalisms designed. As the automaton model, we take register automata, which are a natural analog of NFAs for data words. We first

  9. Some Inconvenient Truths About Climate Change Policy: The Distributional Impacts of Transportation Policies

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    Rothman, Daniel

    program (CAT) and three policies currently in use: ethanol subsidies, a renewable fuel standard (RFS currently in place essentially translate into subsidies for biofuels, most notably ethanol.1,2Two major policies exist at the national level: direct subsidies to ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard requiring


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    RESEARCH 14 PATIENT CARE 18 COMMUNITY 22 DEPARTMENTS, CENTERS, & PROGRAMS YEAR-IN-REVIEW 33 NOTABLES 34 This report details the activities of, and donations to, the UVM College of Medicine during fiscal year 2005 IN FOOT-HIGH LETTERS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW STONE FAÇADE." Nearly ten years ago, the College of Medicine

  11. Research Article Open Access Volume 2 Issue 2 1000116

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    , 000 inhabitants neighboring Brazil and Suriname in the Amazonian region. This region is characterized by a high HIV prevalence and a high birth rate, notably in the most vulnerable populations. The transmission]. Immigrants account for 40.5% of the adult population of Cayenne, which had 58,004 inhabitants [7]. Eighty

  12. Salzburg ii rEcommEndationS

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    Breu, Ruth

    as the basis of the reforms for doctoral education. In the half decade that has passed since then, Europe's universities have carried out wide-ranging reforms in this area, most notably by establishing doctoral schools achieved recognition as a key part of this process. For this reason, reform of doctoral education has been

  13. Electronic structure calculations of radical reactions for poly(methyl methacrylate) degradation

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    Irradiation of polymeric materials by ultraviolet (UV) laser light initiates chemical reactions that change in a highly integrated, multilayer printed circuit board [1,2], drilling holes for ink jet nozzles [3], stripping poly- mer coatings of optical fibers [4], and, most notably, laser in situ keratomileusis

  14. 1 Introduction We begin with a historical survey of the exciting early days of metallurgical

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    were in many respects formative as far as the whole subject of metallurgy is concerned. The details of that period are documented in the several textbooks and articles covering the history of metallurgy Notable historical works include: The Sorby Centennial Symposium on the History of Metallurgy, published

  15. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 30 MARCH 2014 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS2924 Ferroelectric quantum criticality

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    Loss, Daniel

    field rather than magnetic field tuning for certain applications, such as in solid-state refrigeration difficult to find. Notable exceptions would seem to include certain frustrated layered magnetic insulators illustrated by Fig. 1. The ferroelectrics differ from quantum magnets in a number of ways and have

  16. Maximal Sum of Metabolic Exchange Fluxes Outperforms Biomass Yield as a Predictor of Growth Rate of

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    Ruppin, Eytan

    to CO2. CO2, the main product of cellular catabolism, was necessarily released from the cell in nearly.g., predictions of biomass yield using GEnome- scale metabolic Models (GEMs)] or notably require many empirical) in a genome-scale metabolic model. SUMEX successfully predicts relative microbial growth rates across species

  17. Replication Protein A (RPA) Hampers the Processive Action of APOBEC3G Cytosine Deaminase on

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    National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Abstract Background: Editing deaminases have a pivotal role in cellular physiology. A notable member of the similar antagonism of yeast RPA and human RPA with A3G in vitro, we propose that RPA plays a role


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    at Northern Illinois University, is a notable researcher and scholar in energy fundamentals and applications energy encyclopedias. He has a number of professional awards and recognitions, is a frequent Personal Background: Birth and Citizenship: Born on 20 March 1952 and raised in Serbia, ex

  19. Interim Results from a Study of the Impacts of Tin (II) Based Mercury Treatment in a Small Stream Ecosystem: Tims Branch, Savannah River Site

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    Looney, Brian [Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL); BryanJr., Larry [Savannah River Ecology Laboratory; Mathews, Teresa J [ORNL; Peterson, Mark J [ORNL; Roy, W Kelly [ORNL; Jett, Robert T [ORNL; Smith, John G [ORNL


    A research team is assessing the impacts of an innovative mercury treatment system in Tims Branch, a small southeastern stream. The treatment system, installed in 2007, reduces and removes inorganic mercury from water using tin(II) (stannous) chloride addition followed by air stripping. The system results in discharge of inorganic tin to the ecosystem. This screening study is based on historical information combined with measurements of contaminant concentrations in water, fish, sediment, biofilms and invertebrates. Initial mercury data indicate that first few years of mercury treatment resulted in a significant decrease in mercury concentration in an upper trophic level fish, redfin pickerel, at all sampling locations in the impacted reach. For example, the whole body mercury concentration in redfin pickerel collected from the most impacted pond decreased approximately 72% between 2006 (pre-treatment) and 2010 (post-treatment). Over this same period, mercury concentrations in the fillet of redfin pickerel in this pond were estimated to have decreased from approximately 1.45 {micro}g/g (wet weight basis) to 0.45 {micro}g/g - a decrease from 4.8x to 1.5x the current EPA guideline concentration for mercury in fillet (0.3 {micro}g/g). Thermodynamic modeling, scanning electron microscopy, and other sampling data for tin suggest that particulate tin (IV) oxides are a significant geochemical species entering the ecosystem with elevated levels of tin measured in surficial sediments and biofilms. Detectable increases in tin in sediments and biofilms extended approximately 3km from the discharge location. Tin oxides are recalcitrant solids that are relatively non-toxic and resistant to dissolution. Work continues to develop and validate methods to analyze total tin in the collected biota samples. In general, the interim results of this screening study suggest that the treatment process has performed as predicted and that the concentration of mercury in upper trophic level fish, as a surrogate for all of the underlying transport and transformation processes in a complex ecosystem, has declined as a direct result of the elimination of inorganic mercury inputs. Inorganic tin released to the ecosystem has been found in compartments where particles accumulate with notable levels measured in biofilms.

  20. Passive Acoustic Detection of Wind Turbine In-Flow Conditions for Active Control and Optimization

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    Murray, Nathan E.


    Wind is a significant source of energy; however, the human capability to produce electrical energy still has many hurdles to overcome. One of these is the unpredictability of the winds in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). The ABL is highly turbulent in both stable and unstable conditions (based on the vertical temperature profile) and the resulting fluctuations can have a dramatic impact on wind turbine operation. Any method by which these fluctuations could be observed, estimated, or predicted could provide a benefit to the wind energy industry as a whole. Based on the fundamental coupling of velocity fluctuations to pressure fluctuations in the nearly incompressible flow in the ABL, This work hypothesizes that a ground-based array of infrasonic pressure transducers could be employed to estimate the vertical wind profile over a height relevant for wind turbines. To analyze this hypothesis, experiments and field deployments were conducted. Wind tunnel experiments were performed for a thick turbulent boundary layer over a neutral or heated surface. Surface pressure and velocity probe measurements were acquired simultaneously. Two field deployments yielded surface pressure data from a 49 element array. The second deployment at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, TX, also included data from a smaller aperture, 96-element array and a 200-meter tall meteorological tower. Analysis of the data successfully demonstrated the ability to estimate the vertical velocity profile using coherence data from the pressure array. Also, dynamical systems analysis methods were successful in identifying and tracking a gust type event. In addition to the passive acoustic profiling method, this program also investigated a rapid response Doppler SODAR system, the optimization of wind turbine blades for enhanced power with reduced aeroacoustic noise production, and the implementation of a wireless health monitoring system for the wind turbine blades. Each of these other objectives was met successfully. The use of phase unwrapping applied to SODAR data was found to yield reasonable results for per-pulse measurements. A health monitoring system design analysis was able to demonstrate the ability to use a very small number of sensors to monitor blade health based on the blade's overall structural modes. Most notable was the development of a multi-objective optimization methodology that successfully yielded an aerodynamic blade design that produces greater power output with reduced aerodynamic loading noise. This optimization method could be significant for future design work.