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  1. Osmotic collapse of a void in an elastomer: breathing, buckling and creasing Shengqiang Cai,a

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    Suo, Zhigang

    Osmotic collapse of a void in an elastomer: breathing, buckling and creasing Shengqiang Cai,a Katia of the void to self-contact. This paper studies the osmotic collapse, with emphasis on transitions from one and creasing within the context of osmotic collapse. Both buckling and creasing set in by deviating from

  2. Geometrically controlled snapping transitions in shells with curved creases

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    Nakul P. Bende; Arthur A. Evans; Sarah Innes-Gold; Luis A. Marin; Itai Cohen; Ryan C. Hayward; Christian D. Santangelo

    2014-10-26

    Curvature and mechanics are intimately connected for thin materials, and this coupling between geometry and physical properties is readily seen in folded structures from intestinal villi and pollen grains, to wrinkled membranes and programmable metamaterials. While the well-known rules and mechanisms behind folding a flat surface have been used to create deployable structures and shape transformable materials, folding of curved shells is still not fundamentally understood. Curved shells naturally deform by simultaneously bending and stretching, and while this coupling gives them great stability for engineering applications, it makes folding a surface of arbitrary curvature a non-trivial task. Here we discuss the geometry of folding a creased shell, and demonstrate theoretically the conditions under which it may fold continuously. When these conditions are violated we show, using experiments and simulations, that shells undergo rapid snapping motion to fold from one stable configuration to another. Although material asymmetry is a proven mechanism for creating this bifurcation of stability, for the case of a creased shell, the inherent geometry itself serves as a barrier to folding. We discuss here how two fundamental geometric concepts, creases and curvature, combine to allow rapid transitions from one stable state to another. Independent of material system and length scale, the design rule that we introduce here explains how to generate snapping transitions in arbitrary surfaces, thus facilitating the creation of programmable multi-stable materials with fast actuation capabilities.

  3. Generic bistability in creased conical surfaces F. Lechenault and M. Adda-Bedia

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    Adda-Bedia, Mokhtar

    ]. This competition gives rise to a material length scale L B/, where B is the bending modulus of the sheet engineered from paper, polymeric or even metal sheets, can deform outside the creases [7, 8]. In such situations, face bending competes with crease actuation in a mor- phogenetic way. In order to rationalize

  4. Failure of Carbon Fibers at a Crease in a Fiber-Reinforced Silicone Sheet

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    Pellegrino, Sergio

    -based Weibull modulus of tensile failure mB Weibull modulus of bending failure M bending moment n number of 1 mm decrease the maximum strain in the fibers near the compression surface. This paper shows's modulus Et tensile Young's modulus of fiber Ec compressive Young's modulus of fiber F end force on looped

  5. 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

    Notable altitudinal range extension of the northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis, Colombia The Northern naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous centralis Miller 1899, is distributed through

  6. Computational design with curved creases : David Huffman's approach to paperfolding

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    Koschitz, Richard Duks

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation provides a new framework for defining design approaches with curved creases by investigating the work of David A. Huffman, famous computer scientist and pioneer of curved-crease paperfolding. The history ...

  7. ARM - Research Highlights: Notable Findings

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  8. Mechanical Response of a Creased Sheet F. Lechenault,1,*

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    Adda-Bedia, Mokhtar

    Mechanical Response of a Creased Sheet F. Lechenault,1,* B. Thiria,2 and M. Adda-Bedia1 1 2014; revised manuscript received 2 June 2014; published 20 June 2014) We investigate the mechanics connected by elastic panels. We show that the mechanical response of the creased structure is twofold

  9. n er a Notable Research Activity

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    F Fiber Reinforced Polymers n er a·········· Notable Research Activity u.s."-I C "au' [;1 tit R eli(Mllposite COIlS'ruclion elements uSing lemma~nel(; ;nj ITWllnetostrictive tagS. · Recycled plasticGOO'4losite

  10. Director, MIT Libraries Academic Year 2009 was a singular one in the life of the MIT Libraries. Notable for both highs and lows, the year played

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    Herr, Hugh

    Engineering Library were the grateful beneficiaries of much needed, thoughtfully executed facilitiesDirector, MIT Libraries Academic Year 2009 was a singular one in the life of the MIT Libraries for undergraduate education at MIT, the continued growth of research funding at the Institute, a solidifying

  11. Assessment of the Potential to Reduce Emissions from Road Transportation, Notably NOx, Through the Use of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels in the Great Smoky Mountains Region

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    Sheffield, J.

    2001-08-30

    Air pollution is a serious problem in the region of the Great Smoky Mountains. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may designate non-attainment areas by 2003 for ozone. Pollutants include nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}), sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), lead, and particulate matter (PM), which are health hazards, damage the environment, and limit visibility. The main contributors to this pollution are industry, transportation, and utilities. Reductions from all contributors are needed to correct this problem. While improvements are projected in each sector over the next decades, the May 2000 Interim Report issued by the Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative (SAMI) suggests that the percentage of NO{sub x} emissions from transportation may increase.

  12. Formation of creases on the surfaces of elastomers and gels Xuanhe Zhao,2

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    Hong, Wei

    strains. The difference between the two modes of instability may be understood as follows. SubjectFormation of creases on the surfaces of elastomers and gels Wei Hong,1 Xuanhe Zhao,2 and Zhigang is expressed by a scaling relation. Critical conditions for creasing are determined for elastomers subject

  13. Books for the Trade Notable Books

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    Raina, Ramesh

    -Koni is a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize Finalist for the 2014 Edward Lewis Wallant Award Paula-provoking mixture of storytelling, reflection, and introspection." --Gerald Prince, professor of Romance languages- ert tells the story of al-Mammi, a young exiled prince of a now-destroyed Jewish kingdom in southern

  14. The equilibrium response to idealized thermal forcings in a comprehensive GCM: implications for recent tropical expansion

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    Allen, R. J.; Norris, J. R.; Sherwood, S. C.; Zender, C. S.

    2012-01-01

    wind anomaly. The response is also associated with an in- crease in downward, equatorward wave energy and

  15. abril-junio2007Cinvestav3 Los notables avances y disponibilidad de herramientas computacionales

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    representaciones que resultan importantes para su solución. El uso de herramientas como Internet, teléfonosabril-junio2007·Cinvestav3 Los notables avances y disponibilidad de herramientas computacionales condiciones favorables para el desarrollo y la producción de herramientas computacionales y, por otro, en los

  16. Highlights

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    9 Year in Review I nternational crude oil prices experienced notable in- creases during 1999, as fundamental market condi- tions changed significantly over the year. Throughout the...

  17. Creases and folds : applying geometry to a pop-up fashion pavilion

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    Li, Yujing, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    This thesis explores the architectural opportunities embedded in geometric folding by studying the limitations and possibilities of a variety of patterns. In particular; the thesis focuses on the Yoshimura or diamond folding ...

  18. Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indiana

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    Kotchen, Matthew J; Grant, Laura E.

    2008-01-01

    Focusing on residential electricity demand, we conduct theDST in- creases residential electricity demand. Estimates ofbetween DST and residential electricity demand. Our results

  19. 146Revista Mexicana de Mastozoologa 9: 146-149. 2005. UN REGISTRO NOTABLE DEL TIGRILLO (Leopardus wiedii)

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    Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad

    146Revista Mexicana de Mastozoología 9: 146-149. 2005. UN REGISTRO NOTABLE DEL TIGRILLO (Leopardus lluvia (Bullock y Solís- Magallanes, 1990; Castellanos et al., 1989). De las 161 especies endémicas de existen muy pocos registros de tigrillos. En la Reserva de la biosfera Chamela ­ Cuixmala, en Jalisco, se

  20. 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

  1. On The Complexity Of Energy Efficient Pairwise Calibration In Embedded Sensors Huseyin Akcan

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    Akcan, Huseyin

    advances in nanotechnology enabled the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in various appli integrated in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are getting in- creasingly common every day. The advances- cation areas. With the integration of various sensor devices into MEMS, autonomously calibrating

  2. Statistical control and design optimization in slitting process

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    Tanuwijaya, Willy Perdana

    2010-01-01

    The incorrect slitting is the defect waste in slitting process which does not meet the single pack width and crease-to-edge width requirements. It is the highest contributor to the overall defect waste in slitting process ...

  3. NOAA/NMFS Developments Magnetite Is Magnetic Material in Tuna Skulls

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    continued and in- creased disposal of sewage sludge in the oceans," the plan says. It also calls for more. The 5-year plan, required by the National Ocean Pollution Planning Act of 1978, finds that sewage waste

  4. Transmission of scotopic signals from the rod to rod-bipolar cell in the mammalian retina

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    Pennsylvania, University of

    University­­West Campus, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, United States b Department of Neuroscience-adapted rod (Copenhagen, Hemila, & Reuter, 1990). However, convergence can also dramatically in- crease

  5. Ancillary revenues in the airline industry : impacts on revenue management and distribution systems

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    Hao, Eric (Eric C.)

    2014-01-01

    Airlines have increasingly depended on ancillary revenue in response to rising fuel costs, de- creased yields, and an increasingly competitive environment. Estimates indicate that U.S. airlines collected over $8 billion ...

  6. Simulated CO2-Induced Changes in Tropical Climate and Variability Andrew T. Wittenberg, Gabriel A. Vecchi, and Anthony Rosati

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    Wittenberg, Andrew

    oceans, the thermal stratification in- creases over the top 50m, the mixed layer shoals, and the sur upwelling variations act upon the stronger mean upper-ocean thermal stratification at 4xCO2, giving

  7. 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.

    2013-07-31

    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.

  8. New and Notable Melting under Stress

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    Langowski, Jörg

    strain forms a compact ``supercoil'', distribut- ing its elastic energy into writhe (wind- ing Research Center, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany How does DNA fold into the compact structure of a chromosome of the helix axis around itself) and twist (the actual local under- or over- winding of the double helix). Now

  9. Unified Particle Swarm Optimization in Dynamic Environments

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    Parsopoulos, Konstantinos

    Introduction Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is a stochastic optimization algorithm that belongs to the category of swarm intelligence methods [1,2]. PSO has attained in- creasing popularity due to its ability a thorough investigation of PSO on a large number of dynamic test problems. Modifications of PSO that can

  10. Sugar, water and free volume networks in concentrated sucrose solutions

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    Goddard III, William A.

    ) in these mixtures shows a non-monotonic behavior with water content which is consistent with experimental than 38 Æ 4% w/w [5] while the diffusion of water and sucrose decouples for water contents below $50% w/w [6]. Water diffusion in- creases with water content and decreases with temperature

  11. 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

  12. Progress in Understanding the Structural Geology, Basin Evolution,

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    and local geologic mapping, drilling and coring, and seismic reflection profiling have in- creased vastly by intrabasinal highs. 4. Integration of stratigraphy and structural geology. The sedimentary deposits of half-graben are influenced by basin geometry; consequently, stratigraphy can be used to infer aspects of basin evolution

  13. Efficient Temporal Coalescing Query Support in Relational Database Systems

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    Zaniolo, Carlo

    demand for temporal databases have only in- creased with time; unfortunately, DBMS vendors and standard by the lessons learned from the very history of temporal databases, where past proposals failed to gain much temporal query models with current DBMS engines [5]. Even if temporal database and query model can be well

  14. 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

  15. Magnetic Proximity Effects in Antiferromagnet/Ferromagnet Bilayers: The Impact on the Neel Temperature

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    Kuch, Wolfgang

    with a ferromagnetic Ni layer was monitored by the discontinuity in the coercivity as a function of temperature spins and the dimensionality of the system. In ultrathin FM films, it decreases with de- creasing film susceptibility or neutron scattering data cannot be acquired with suffi- cient signal intensity due to the lack

  16. Minimizing Churn in Distributed Systems P. Brighten Godfrey, Scott Shenker, and Ion Stoica

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    California at Irvine, University of

    Minimizing Churn in Distributed Systems P. Brighten Godfrey, Scott Shenker, and Ion Stoica UC of distributed systems is to deal with churn -- change in the set of participating nodes due to joins, graceful leaves, and failures. A high churn rate can increase costs or de- crease service quality. This paper

  17. Multi-Agent Based Techniques for Coordinating the Distribution of Electricity in a Micro-Grid Environment

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    Southampton, University of

    . 2 Background Research To reduce carbon emissions and ensure that the UK low car- bon emissions plan to the current national grid, the in- creasing demand for electricity will only result in more car- bon emissions carbon emissions. In order to ensure that this challenging low carbon emissions plan is met, not only

  18. 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

  19. Journal of Coastal Research 22 6 15651572 West Palm Beach, Florida November 2006 Hypereutrophication in Ngau Mei Hoi Bay, Hong Kong

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    Xiu, Peng

    by an- thropogenic activities, water column stratification formed by spreading of the Pearl River plume column stratification, water quality, hypoxia, anoxia, bottom low pH, bottom high nutrient concentration and red tides have become an in- creasing problem in coastal zones and estuaries, killing in- vertebrates

  20. Coral reefs reduce tsunami impact in model simulations Catherine M. Kunkel,1

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    Oppenheimer, Michael

    by limited observations and some anecdotal reports, particularly following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami of the reef and the offshore distance of the reef. Reducing the threat to reefs from anthropogenic nutrients a de- crease in energy of wind-driven waves of at least 80% across reefs [Lugo-Fernandez et al., 1998a

  1. 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

  2. Trust-Oriented Service Provider Selection in Complex Online Social Networks

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    Wang, Yan

    with constraints, which is actually an NP-Complete problem. Experimental results illustrate that the proposed Networks (OSNs) (e.g. Facebook1 and MySpace2) have become in- creasingly popular recently and are being announced their strategic plan to deepen the relationship with Facebook1 for creating a new crop of e

  3. Channel-Sharing Strategies in Two-Tier Cellular PCS Systems Kuo-Jen Lin, Yu-Chee Tseng, and Jang-Ping Sheu

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    Tseng, Yu-Chee

    strategies. Keywords: cellular network, channel management, load balance, personal communication system, two- vice area. This overlapping property provides an advan- tage that traffic loads can be shared by the two tiers to in- crease the performance of the system. In this paper, we pro- pose two channel

  4. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 2002, Hawaii. c 2002 IEEE. Examining criticality of blackouts in power system models with cascading events

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    criticality of blackouts in power system models with cascading events I. Dobson ECE Department Univ As power system loading increases, larger blackouts due to cascading outages become more likely. We investigate a critical loading at which the average size of blackouts in- creases sharply to examine whether

  5. Boundary element based multiresolution shape optimisation in electrostatics

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    Bandara, Kosala; Cirak, Fehmi; Of, Günther; Steinbach, Olaf; Zapletal, Jan

    2015-05-18

    does not lead to non-physical oscillations in geometry. Moreover, the occurrence mesh pathologies, like inverted elements, is greatly reduced because the support size of the geometry modifications and e element sizes are well coordinated. This paper... of the cylinder contains 264 ements. The creases on the cylinder are not tagged. Therefore, the geometry becomes smoother while it is refined by bdivision. As a design constraint, the inner surface of the cylinder is required to have a constant radius for a bolt...

  6. Interannual variations in the North American monsoon and SST anomalies: A general circulation model study.

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    Farrara, J. D.; Yu, J.-Y.

    2002-01-01

    the recent notable Midwest summer flood ( drought) events ofdrought in particular—the rain- fall anomalies in the Midwest

  7. Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds

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    Hull, Thomas C.

    Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds Thomas Hull Department of Mathematics Merrimack), a mountain-valley (MV) assignment is a function f : E {M,V} which indicates which crease lines are con- vex can be thought of as a structural blueprint of the fold.) Creases come in two types: mountain creases

  8. Changing Supply of Grains in Texas. 

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    Moore, Clarence A.; Whitney, Howard S.

    1959-01-01

    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... for food. This indi- cates a greater dependence on export markets to take the increased production in recent years. Although Texas grows an average of 43,000,- 000 bushels of wheat annually, this makes up only a relatively small proportion of total U...

  9. An Analysis: Outdoor Recreation on Government Lands in Texas. 

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    Reed, David J.; Reid, Leslie M.

    1969-01-01

    Authority and the City of Houston will construct a 21,000-acre reservoir, Lake Conroe, in 1968. The upper reaches oE this impountlment will inundate a portion of the Sam Houston National Forest. PIans are to develop eight recreation areas along... of population increase in the past 25 years. 6 BOAT REGISTRATIONS in Texas .have in- Ln Z z creased 4 times faster than population dur- G 4 ing the past five years. Registration fig- ures do not include all boats operated by residents. What...

  10. Senescence in Organisms with Clonal Reproduction and Complex Life Histories

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    Orive, Maria E.

    1995-01-01

    . The evolution of senescence has occupied a central role in life-history theory because of an apparent contradiction: Why should natural selection act to de- crease an organism's ability to survive? The majority of work on this question has dealt... with organisms exhibiting simple age structure (see, e.g., Charlesworth 1980; Finch 1990; Rose 1991; Stearns 1992). In the theory of age-structured popu- lations, a weakening of selection in older age-groups is expected owing to the decreased proportional...

  11. The effect of ethylene on the levels of leaf protease and growth in cotton 

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    Mahan, James Rudolph

    1979-01-01

    , Martin and Thimann have shown that proteolysis also occurs ~ ~g senescenoe in detached oat leaves ( 19 ). Further they have shown that this breakdown of protein preceeds chlorosis by approximately 24 h. Thus, while chlorosis is a convenient visual.... 'whether tho o'oserved change in R?&A levels '. . " the &csult cf in- creased iUlase activity or simply normal turnover coupled "&ith red& ced synthesis is not clear. The imoor Lance of nucleic a id breakdown ( catabolicm) in sen- escence is further...

  12. Narrative in Mao Dun's Eclipse Trilogy: A Conflicted Mao Dun

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    Hull, David

    2012-01-01

    most notably his autobiography, Wo zouguo de daolu, hisdifficult times. In his autobiography, Mao Dun explains thaton and published as an autobiography, Wo zouguo de daolu, in

  13. Asymmetrical Gene Flow in a Hybrid Zone of Hawaiian Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae) Species with Contrasting Mating Systems

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    2011-01-01

    be particularly common in island systems where congenericin continental and island plant systems, a more detailedIslands, is notable for its high diversity in breeding systems

  14. Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indiana

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    Kotchen, Matthew J; Grant, Laura E.

    2008-01-01

    on residential electricity demand, we conduct the first-everin- creases residential electricity demand. Estimates of theDST and residential electricity demand. Our results provide

  15. Iron distribution and phytoplankton iron limitation in the southern California Current System

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    King, Andrew Luke

    2008-01-01

    of notable sustained offshore wind events from National BuoySanta Ana winds, seasonal offshore gusts occurring in theto propagate westward (offshore) into the wind stress curl

  16. Iron distribution and phytoplankton iron limitation in the southern California Current System

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    King, Andrew Luke

    2008-01-01

    of notable sustained offshore wind events from National Buoypotentially advect offshore and mix with wind stress curlnearshore and wind stress curl upwelling offshore) and, in

  17. Strategies for Burr Minimization and Cleanability in Aerospace and Automotive Manufacturing

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    Ávila, Miguel C.; Gardner, Joel D.; Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David

    2006-01-01

    is the comparison between sand- casting and pressure-castingcontamination, most notably sand casting, machining, andbehind by the sand cores in castings. Further developments

  18. 431st Brookhaven Lecture

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    Robert Crease

    2010-09-01

    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.

  19. arXiv:1008.1224v2[cs.CG]20Sep2010 Circle Packing for Origami Design Is Hard

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    Fekete, Sándor P.

    changed by the intro- duction of design algorithms that bear a close relationship to, if not outright is mountain or valley -- was NP-complete [1]. In fact, they showed more: given a complete crease assignment prescription and assigns their status as mountain, valley, or unfolded. The process of constructing the creases

  20. Robust Crease Detection and Curvature Estimation of Piecewise Smooth Surfaces from Triangle Mesh Approximations Using Normal Voting

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    , " Proc. Intl. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Vol. 1, pp. 162-167, Kauai, Hawaii, Decem

  1. The pervasiveness of evolution in GRUMPS software

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    Evans, H.; Atkinson, M.; Brown, M.; Cargill, J.; Crease, M.; Draper, S.; Gray, P.; Thomas, R.; Software-Practice & Experience, Vol 33, Issue 2 (Feb 2003) pp 99-120 Wiley [More Details

    Evans,H. Atkinson,M. Brown,M. Cargill,J. Crease,M. Draper,S. Gray,P. Thomas,R. Software-Practice & Experience, Vol 33, Issue 2 (Feb 2003) pp 99-120 Wiley

  2. Object Recognition in Humans and Machines

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    of com- puter vision ­ most notably through the seminal work of David Marr ­ it seemed that the solution lay in a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the environ- ment (Marr 1982), see also one

  3. The Role of Nitric Oxide Signaling in Learning-Induced Behavioral Plasticity and Neural Circuit Dynamics in the Sea Hare Aplysia californica 

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    Farruggella, Jesse

    2014-08-07

    in duration of siphon withdrawal and consequently the degree of sensitization (Levenson et al., 1999). The increase in 5-HT induces synaptic facilitation between the tail sensory and tail motor neurons (Mackey et al., 1989). Notably, exogenous 5-HT applied...

  4. 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)

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

  5. GEOCHEMISTRY AND ISOTOPE HYDROLOGY OF GROUNDWATERS IN THE STRIPA GRANITE RESULTS AND PRELIMINARY INTERPRETATION

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    Fritz, P.

    2011-01-01

    in the aquifer rocks, and helium production from uranium andwhere U:Th tal rocks. Helium production rates are Pu uraniumhelium and sometimes argon can alter the noble gas ratios, notably in geothermal areas. If the production

  6. Energy-scales convergence for optimal and robust quantum transport in photosynthetic complexes

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    Shabani, A.

    Underlying physical principles for the high efficiency of excitation energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes are not fully understood. Notably, the degree of robustness of these systems for transporting energy is not ...

  7. Quantum noise and radiation pressure effects in high power optical interferometers

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    Corbitt, Thomas Randall

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, a variety of mechanical systems have been approaching quantum limits to their sensitivity of continuous position measurements imposed by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Most notably, gravitational ...

  8. Future vehicle types and characteristics : reducing fuel consumption through shifts in vehicle segments and operating characteristics

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    Perlman, David (David Lee)

    2015-01-01

    Light duty vehicles represent a notable target of regulation in the United States due to their environmental, safety, and economic externalities. Fuel economy regulation represents one of the more prominent attempts to ...

  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-

    2013-01-01

    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. Reframing public goods: human rights, community and governance in the third world 

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    Onazi, Oche

    2010-11-26

    The thesis takes as its starting point the importance of community in contemporary political societies across the world, most notably, for present purposes, the Third World. Community importantly determines questions of ...

  11. Investigation of plasticity in somatosensory processing following early life adverse events or nerve injury 

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    Sun, Liting

    2012-06-22

    Chronic hypersensitive pain states can become established following sustained, repeated or earlier noxious stimuli and are notably difficult to treat, especially in cases where nerve injury contributes to the trauma. A ...

  12. 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)

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  13. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

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    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    Notable is that current wind costs are in the $1600-2000/kWin place. As a result, the wind cost assumptions employed inespecially if higher wind costs persist. Natural Gas Price

  14. ECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2000-2001 __________________________________________________________ 1 Note: the basis of information in this chapter is not the UNECE TIMBER database built on country-supplied

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    to several new certification systems now operational, notably Pan European Forest Certification (PEFC as in the past, but also increasingly with a PEFC label. · Forest certification remains highly controversial

  15. VOLUME 82, NUMBER 7 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 15 FEBRUARY 1999 Frequency Control of an Oscillatory Reaction by Reversible Binding of an Autocatalyst

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    Epstein, Irving R.

    oscillations. Using a ferrocyanide-iodate-sulfite reaction, we show that a chemical buffer can in- crease reaction arise from io- date oxidation of sulfite in the presence of ferrocyanide in a continuously fed

  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. Optimal Decentralized Protocols for Electric Vehicle Charging

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    Low, Steven H.

    @caltech.edu; utopcu@cds.caltech.edu; slow@caltech.edu. house gas emissions, and relieving reliance on foreign oil [1) offer significant potential for in- creasing energy efficiency in transportation, reducing green

  18. Supplement 22, Part 6, Section A. Subject Headings: A-I, Parasite-Subject Catalogue, Subject Headings and Treatment 

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    Zidar, Judith A.; Shaw, Judith H.; Hanfman, Deborah T.; Kirby, Margie D.; Rayburn, Jane D.; Edwards, Shirley J.; Hood, Martha W.

    1979-01-01

    , Ann. Entom. Soc. Am., v. 68 (4), 768-770 Amblyomma americanum, comparison of extra- cellular fluid volume (inulin space) of salivary glands incubated with and without adrenaline, total tissue water content in- creased in adrenaline-incubated glands...

  19. 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

  20. JOURNAL OF AEROSOL MEDICINE Volume 19, Number 4, 2006

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    Broday, David

    of different scenarios presented in this work in- creases the knowledge of physicians, nurses, and parents, Israel. 3Pediatric Department, Sieff Hospital, Safed, Israel. #12;ated by the infants. This led

  1. Environmental Challenges of Climate-Nuclear Fusion: A Case Study of India

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    Badrinarayan, Deepa

    2011-01-01

    NUKES: EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO NUCLEAR POWER 7 9. Id. 10. Id. atNEPA in- creased costs of nuclear power construction and ledmeasures in the 1990s. Nuclear power plants accidents such

  2. First order structure function analysis of statistical scale invariance n the AIRS Observed Water Vapor Field

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    Placella, S.A.

    2014-01-01

    to a rapid in- crease in water potential when dry soil is2011) Validation of heavy-water stable isotope probing forrainfall also causes acute water potential changes that are

  3. THE FURNACE COMBUSTION AND RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS OF METHANOL AND A METHANOL/COAL SLURRY

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    Grosshandler, W.L.

    2010-01-01

    the structure and radiation heat transfer in a pure methanolHowell, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill Bookof in- creased radiation heat transfer from the flame zone

  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. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science,Vol. 76 (1997) 113 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON NESTING

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    1997-01-01

    windpower generating plants com- petitive with that of electricity derived from fossil fuels. In response to de- creased production costs, the windpower industry is expanding from Califor- nia into the eastern

  6. 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

  7. Energy Systems Optimization, Modeling, Simulation,

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    Qu, Zhihua

    such as solar or wind energy, fuel cells or even small diesel generators. To in- crease the harness price to the micro grid, minimizes its cost and se- cures the power supply that the microgrid

  8. Effects of exogenous carbon monoxide on radiation-induced bystander effect in zebrafish embryos in vivo

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    that the dose-response of radiation in the low-dose regime deviated from the LNT model. A notable example radiation are linearly proportional to the absorbed dose, evidence accumulated in the past decades showed as a pharmaceutical agent to release a low dose of exogenous carbon monoxide (CO) to attenuate the effect on bystander

  9. Frontiers in Catalysis Science and Engineering Seminar Series

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    of 5-HMF and derivatives Presented by... Prof. Z Conrad Zhang · Industrial Catalysis · Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics · Dalian, China Abstract One of the most notable advances toward biorefinery in recent. This talk covers the recent progress in three areas of research in my laboratory at the Dalian Institute

  10. Mathematics and explanation in astronomy and astrophysics

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    Gordon McCabe

    2007-02-16

    The purpose of this paper is to expound and clarify the mathematics and explanations commonly employed in certain notable areas of astronomy and astrophysics. The first section concentrates upon the mathematics employed to represent and understand stellar structure and evolution. The second section analyses two different explanations for the structure of spiral galaxies.

  11. Security and Privacy Protection in Wireless

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    31 Security and Privacy Protection in Wireless Sensor Networks 31.1 Introduction 31.2 Unique applications of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The list of potential applications that require protection Mechanisms WSNs share several important properties with traditional wireless networks, most notably

  12. Direct observation of a widely tunable bandgap in bilayer graphene

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    Zettl, Alex

    . Most notably, the inversion symmetric AB-stacked bilayer graphene is a zero-bandgap semiconductor in the graphene FET device we are able to control independently the two key semiconductor parameters: electronicLETTERS Direct observation of a widely tunable bandgap in bilayer graphene Yuanbo Zhang1 *, Tsung

  13. Deforestation and Cattle Ranching in the Brazilian Amazon: External Capital and Household Processes

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    Walker, Robert T.

    Deforestation and Cattle Ranching in the Brazilian Amazon: External Capital and Household Processes. INTRODUCTION Pasture creation and cattle ranches have been identi®ed as major factors in tropical defores of cattle ranching in Brazil has been particularly notable. Spurred by government incentive programs in Para

  14. Revisions in Natural Gas Monthly Consumption and Price Data, 2004 - 2007

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2009-01-01

    This report summarizes the method in which natural gas consumption data are collected and processed for publication and details the most notable revisions in natural gas consumption data for the period 2004 to 2007. It is intended to assist data users in evaluating the quality of the monthly consumption and price data for residential, commercial, and industrial consumers of natural gas.

  15. IMPACT OF 2008 HURRICANE IKE ON BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE HOUSTON/GALVESTON REGION

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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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS (at press) Phase transition plasticity in silicon nanospheres

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    Dumitrica,Traian

    transition path should dominate in ultrasmall structures, where dislocation activity is prohibited. PACS. Notably, hardness values in the 20-50 GPa range were measured, exceeding the 12 GPa of bulk Si on the nucleation of dislocations. However, it is accepted that dislocations cannot nucleate below a critical size

  19. The passive and active nature of ocean heat uptake in idealized climate change experiments

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    Vallis, Geoff

    The passive and active nature of ocean heat uptake in idealized climate change experiments Peng Xie redistribu- tion than by the nearly passive uptake of temperature due to changes in the surface boundary to treating temperature as a passive tracer, leads to significant quantitative errors notably at high

  20. MAC in Motion: Impact of Mobility on the MAC of Drive-Thru Internet

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    Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

    MAC in Motion: Impact of Mobility on the MAC of Drive-Thru Internet Tom H. Luan, Xinhua Ling decade has made possible for the easy Internet access from a vehicle, notably drive-thru Internet the throughput of DCF in the large scale drive-thru Internet scenario. Our model incorporates the high

  1. 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. Recently-speed, high-capacity, reversible hydrogen storage applications. Notably, the absorption and desorption be considered as an ideal tool for the study of many deformation-diffusion coupled phenomena in hydrogen-storage

  2. EULERIANLAGRANGIAN LOCALIZED ADJOINT METHODS FOR TRANS PORT OF NUCLEARWASTE CONTAMINATION IN POROUS MEDIA

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    Ewing, Richard E.

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

  3. Succinic Acid Production with Reduced By-Product Formation in the

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    -product acetic acid. The gram ratio of suc- cinic acid to acetic acid was 25.8:1, which is 6.5 times higher than ratio of succinic acid to acetic acid and succinic acid yield de- creased, suggesting that glucose enhanced acetic acid formation irrespective of the presence of glycerol. Glyc- erol consumption by A

  4. This is an author-deposited version published in: http://oatao.univ-toulouse.fr/ Eprints ID: 9326

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    Mailhes, Corinne

    a pure in-plane shear loading was required. The laminate studied is notably employed as helicopter blade to be efficient, durable, and safe. A helicopter blade is an example of a primary structure sustaining cyclic torsion moment on the blade. Various in-plane shear tests have been reported in the literature

  5. This interdisciplinary major combines courses in Anthropology, Classics, Art History, Linguistics, and Religion. It is ideal for students with an interest in how

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    Leahy, Richard M.

    Abroad: Archaeology lends itself well to overseas studies. Spend a semester or year earning credit in locales as diverse as Jerusalem, Athens, or Santiago. Notable Courses AHIS 201: Digging into the Past Past CLAS 212: Archaeology -- Interpreting the Past AHIS 201: Digging into the Past -- Material

  6. ERPs to the main-clause verb in both SR and OR sentences showed a greater left anterior negativity than the second verb in

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    Lewis, Richard

    ERPs to the main-clause verb in both SR and OR sentences showed a greater left anterior negativity, we would like to point out that the ERP studies cited above also include notable demonstrations large ERP differences between SR and OR sentence types, whereas poorer comprehenders show almost none

  7. Dynamic patterns in the reduced CraikLeibovich equations Zhexuan Zhang, Gregory P. Chini, Keith Julien, and Edgar Knobloch

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    Knobloch, Edgar

    formation in the oceanic subsurface bubble layer by an internal wave field Phys. Fluids 22, 106603 (2010 currents Phys. Fluids 17, 082104 (2005); 10.1063/1.2000276 This article is copyrighted as indicated in the upper ocean--most notably, Langmuir circulation (LC)--with time scales long relative to the period

  8. No evidence for acid-catalyzed secondary organic aerosol formation in power plant plumes over metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia

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    Weber, Rodney

    conducted in the summer of 2004. Five notable plumes of SO2, apparently from coal-fired power plants, wereNo evidence for acid-catalyzed secondary organic aerosol formation in power plant plumes over that secondary organic aerosol formation via heterogeneous acid-catalyzed reactions within power plant plumes

  9. CLIMATICALLY-ACTIVE GASES IN THE EASTERN BOUNDARY UPWELLING AND OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONE (OMZ) SYSTEMS

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    Garbe, Christoph S.

    . In this contribution we introduce Index Terms-- Air-Sea Interactions, Fluxes, Green House Gases, Satellite Retrieval) contribute very significantly to the gas exchange between the ocean and the atmosphere, notably with respect (Oxygen Minimum Zone) contribute very significantly to the gas exchange between the ocean

  10. Measured response to a drainage adit in a deep creeping L. BONZANIGO1

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    Eberhardt, Erik

    notable characteristics of the Campo Vallemaggia slide is the presence of deep artesian water pressuresMeasured response to a drainage adit in a deep creeping slide mass L. BONZANIGO1 , E. EBERHARDT2 and S. LOEW2 1 Bonzanigo Geologo Consulente, Bellinzona, Switzerland 2 Engineering Geology, Swiss

  11. Tornado Outbreaks Associated with Landfalling Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin: 19542004

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    Schultz, David

    1 Tornado Outbreaks Associated with Landfalling Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin: 1954 are a notable potential hazard associated with landfalling hurricanes. The purpose of this paper is to discriminate hurricanes that produce numerous tornadoes (tornado outbreaks) from those that do

  12. 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

  13. 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://www.who.int; http:// www.infoforhealth.org). 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

  14. 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

  15. The relationship between seasonal supply, demand and price of Texas calves 

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    Webb, Tarvin Flannis

    1956-01-01

    logical that in? creased supplies might not be forthcoming in response to price in? creases. This reluctance on the part of producers to sell their prod? uct is called producers* demand for his own product. Supply depends on scarcity. The supply of any... into general? ly accepted economic theory. Information prior to 1946 was not used since the war undoubtedly influenced decisions concerning calves. Elasticity of Demand The demand for a good is responsive to a change in its price, but there are differences...

  16. RF Power Generation in LINAC4

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    Brunner, O; Schwerg, J N

    2010-01-01

    Linac4 is a lin­ear ac­cel­er­a­tor for neg­a­tive Hy­dro­gen ions (H-) which will re­place the old Linac2 as lin­ear in­jec­tor for the CERN ac­cel­er­a­tors. Its high­er en­er­gy of 160 MeV will give in­creased beam in­ten­si­ty in the down­stream ma­chines. Linac4 is about 100 m long, nor­mal-con­duct­ing, and will be housed in a tun­nel about 12 m below ground. The Linac4 tun­nel will be con­nect­ed to the ex­ist­ing chain of ac­cel­er­a­tors and can be ex­tend­ed to the new in­jec­tion chain. The high RF power for the Linac4 ac­cel­er­at­ing struc­tures will be gen­er­at­ed by thir­teen 1.3 MW klystrons, pre­vi­ous­ly used for the CERN LEP ac­cel­er­a­tor, and six new 2.8 MW klystrons of all op­er­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 352.2 MHz. The in­te­gra­tion of the RF power sys­tem in the build­ing is pre­sent­ed. The tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions and the per­for­mance of the var­i­ous high-pow­er el­e­ments are dis­cussed, ...

  17. (U) Implementation and demonstration of a time-resolved pyrometry/spectroscopy capability in shock compression experiments on metal oxide powders

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Goodwin, Peter Marvin; Lang, Jr., John Michael; Dattelbaum, Dana Mcgraw; Scharff, Robert Jason

    2015-04-08

    Temperature is notably the most difficult quantity to measure in shock compression experiments; however, it is critical for accurately constraining theoretical or tabular equations of state. Until now, the temperature achieved during the shock loading of porous materials could only be calculated. The technique presented in this report measures, for the first time, the shocked temperature of porous systems.

  18. 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

  19. Systematics of two-component superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O6.95 from microwave measurements of high-quality single crystals

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    have final reported purities of studied recently, and a consensus seems to have emerged in favor of a d-wave order parameter.1 However, there are some notable indications see Refs. 2,3 for a summary which suggest that, particularly in the most

  20. This major provides students with core instruction and excellent research opportunities, including the opportunity to engage in a research project with

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    Leahy, Richard M.

    Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics courses. Notable Courses CHEM 300: Analytical Chemistry -- Theory Requirements* CHEM 300: Analytical Chemistry CHEM 325: Organic Chemistry A & B CHEM 430: Physical Chemistry the opportunity to engage in a research project with scientists in the Chemistry department. Students may select

  1. This major is intended for students with dual interests in physics and computer science who wish to complete the essential courses for both majors within four

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    Leahy, Richard M.

    the United Kingdom, France, Chile, or Australia. Notable Courses CSCI 303: Design and Analysis of Algorithms in a computer-related field and/or science research. Opportunities for Students Senior Project: Students construct an original project applying computer technology (in either hardware or software) to produce

  2. Well, maybe not in the wider world, but in the Hopkins Universe we're on something of a roll. If you doubt me, check out the latest issue of the Arts and Sciences

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    ­ there's more. Pp. 17 through 23 showcase faculty research on poor urban families, which it seems we of years I've been writing endlessly about all the energy and excitement surrounding faculty appointments on their own, and they do stress the department in various ways, the most notable being the space squeeze

  3. Enhanced Light Trapping and Power Conversion Efficiency in Ultrathin Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells: A Coupled Optical-Electrical

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    Park, Namkyoo

    much attention for the more efficient harvesting of solar energy. Notably, even as the thickness acceptor materials have been envisioned as a promising next generation energy harvesting device dueEnhanced Light Trapping and Power Conversion Efficiency in Ultrathin Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells

  4. 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

  5. Precipitation of auroral protons in detached arcs Thomas J. Immel, Stephen B. Mende, Harald U. Frey, Laura M. Peticolas,

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Precipitation of auroral protons in detached arcs Thomas J. Immel, Stephen B. Mende, Harald U. Frey of particle precipitation at sub-auroral latitudes on the dayside. The signature of this precipitation is seen conjunction with the FAST satellite demonstrates the presence of precipitating protons and the notable absence

  6. 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

  7. Extremotrophs, extremophiles and broadband pigmentation strategies in a high arctic ice shelf ecosystem

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    Vincent, Warwick F.

    dominated by cyanobacteria (notably the genera Phormidium, Leptolyngbya, Nostoc and Gloeocapsa) but also

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

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    Bashir, Rashid

    in the Midwest OntheWeb: www.globalchange.gov/ usimpacts photo by L. Brian Stauffer Climate change Don Wuebbles E xtreme weather, drought, heavy rainfall and in- creasing temperatures are a fact of life in many activities." Average temperatures have risen in the Midwest in recent de- cades, Wuebbles said, especially

  9. The Effects of Infrared Loading and Water Table on Soil Energy Fluxes

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    Chen, Jiquan

    , 5 years after the treatments had begun. Soil heat flux (G) in- creased proportionately with IR, and 29 cm in bog and 1, 10 and 18 cm in fen) treatments, each replicated in three mesocosm plots. Net- tation type, whereas the differences in soil heat storage may also depend on different soil properties

  10. Figure 2: Stroke volume calculation. A scan plane is prescribed perpendicular to the ascending aorta (a). A region

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    Carvalho, João Luiz

    about the activity of the autonomic nervous system, connecting heart rate variability (HRV) to blood in HRV and SVV, which is attributed to an increase in sympa- thetic activation, in response). SVV and HRV are reduced, due to in- creased sympathetic activation. When breathing is resumed, heart

  11. Impact of Ethanol on Benzene Plume Lengths: Microbial and Modeling Studies

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    plume lengths in subsurface environments following accidental spills of ethanol-blended gasoline. Two, 8% of all the gasoline sold in the United States contained ethanol. By 1998, ethanol-blended fuels. As a result, the use of ethanol-blended gasoline is expected to in- crease in the United States over the next

  12. Entropy Based Anomaly Detection Applied to Space Shuttle Main Engines

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    Tumer, Kagan

    collections of sensor suites is vital to in- creasing safety and reducing maintenance costs of complex clustering approach revealed a fault in the high pressure fuel turbo-pump early in the test such as maintenance, whereas the in-flight data is crucial for range-safety operations and auto- mated abort attempts

  13. One Weird Trick to Stop Selfish Miners: Fresh Bitcoins, A Solution for the Honest Miner.

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    that improves on the previous best result, we raise the threshold of mining power necessary to profitably rapidly in- creased in user share and value. As of November 2013 it has a market capitalization of 13 billion USD [6]. In the last year it has undergone rapid commercial deployment in the online retail [4

  14. REDUCTION OF WINDPOWER PREDICTION ERROR BY SPATIAL SMOOTHING EFFECTS

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    Heinemann, Detlev

    , Dispersed Turbine Systems - 3 1 Introduction The development of wind energy use has led to a notice- able contribution to the energy supply in Germany. At the moment, for some regional utilities the installed capacity in of electricity by wind energy acts as a negative load leading to an in- crease in fluctuations of net load

  15. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 32473260, 2010 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/3247/2010/

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    and especially NHml warming. Most recently, new construction in China and India has in- creased rapidly provide additional in- sight. Correspondence to: D. Shindell (dshindell@giss.nasa.gov) 1 Introduction Coal single source of electricity (41%). Coal is also a major industrial and residential fuel in some

  16. Sub-Module Integrated Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

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    Perreault, Dave

    Sub-Module Integrated Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking for Solar Photovoltaic Applications explores the benefits of distributed power electronics in solar photovoltaic applications through the use, interest in renewable energy sources has in- creased. Among these, solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has seen

  17. Sub-Module Integrated Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

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    Perreault, Dave

    Sub-Module Integrated Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking for Solar Photovoltaic Applications 2012. Abstract--This paper explores the benefits of distributed power electronics in solar photovoltaic, interest in renewable energy sources has in- creased. Among these, solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has seen

  18. The Managed Motorway: Real-time Vehicle Scheduling -A Research Agenda -

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    Schmidt, Douglas C.

    . New approaches to improving the efficiency and safety of transportation systems are therefore required. Existing work on safe high-speed motorway driving, however, either as- sumes that vehicles are driverless, the number of cars per thousand persons in- creased from 232 in 1975 to 460 in 2002. The overall dis- tance

  19. HACK: Hierarchical ACKs for Efficient Wireless Medium Utilization Lynne Salameh, Astrit Zhushi, Mark Handley, Kyle Jamieson, Brad Karp

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    Handley, Mark

    HACK: Hierarchical ACKs for Efficient Wireless Medium Utilization Lynne Salameh, Astrit Zhushi acquisition overhead for TCP ACKs. In this paper, we propose TCP/HACK (Hierarchical AC- Knowledgment in unidirectional TCP flows, TCP/HACK significantly improves medium utilization, and thus significantly in- creases

  20. TLM Modelling of 3D Stacked Wide I/O DRAM Subsystems A Virtual Platform for Memory Controller Design Space Exploration

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    times higher than the energy required for on-chip memory accesses. This is due to complex and power bandwidth has in- creased but more importantly this technology provides a major boost in energy efficiency in comparison to standard off-chip SDR or DDR/2/3 DRAM devices [3, 4]. The com- bination of high bandwidth

  1. Original article The influence of seed age on germinative response

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of seeds subjected to different factors involved in forest fires varied according to the age or the year. In nearly all the species, sensitivity to factors related to forest fires in- creased with age. P. pinaster. pinaster / P. radiata / E. globulus / germination / feu / âge de la semence 1. INTRODUCTION Forest fires

  2. Opportunistic Cooperation Based on Delayed Retransmissions for a Multi-user Uplink System

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    Lee, Jae Hong

    achieve maximally 2 N diversity order, the second power of number of users. Additionally, the OC-DR can in- creased along with the growth of high quality multi-media communication services. One approach, it is highly desired to solve the unfairness problem of resource allocation in asymmetric channels. In parallel

  3. Comparison of two different carbon nanotube-based surfaces with respect to potassium ferricyanide electrochemistry

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    De Micheli, Giovanni

    electrochemistry Irene Taurino a,b, , Sandro Carrara a , Mauro Giorcelli b , Alberto Tagliaferro b , Giovanni De in this paper demonstrate that the global effects of nanotube surface on potassium ferricyanide electrochemistry raised a considerable interest in electrochemistry as well. The CNT ability to in- crease electron

  4. Immersed Boundary Methods for High-Resolution Simulation of Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Flow Over Complex Terrain

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    Chow, Fotini Katopodes

    models, such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, are in- creasingly used for high facilitates explicit resolution of complex terrain, even urban terrain, in the WRF mesoscale model. First gradient boundary conditions. Specified diurnal heating in a valley, producing anabatic winds, is used

  5. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 11711181, 2010 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/1171/2010/

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    Dabdub, Donald

    with respect to changes in NOx emissions for both years. In particular, de- creasing NOx emissions in 2005 when@uci.edu) NOx emissions reductions alone, which has implications for the assessment of future emission control and particulate matter concentrations, varying baseline nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC

  6. Homework Assignment 4: Math 4540/7540 Professor C. Chicone, FS 2012

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    Chicone, Carmen

    that the the velocity of the reaction is asymptotic to a maximum velocity. In particular, the velocity of the reaction is catalyst for a bio- chemical reaction. In a typical situation there is a substrate S, an enzyme E the velocity of the re- action) grows (without bound) as the concentration of substrate is in- creased without

  7. A Special Issue of JA&WMA on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science

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    Aneja, Viney P.

    or disproportionate in- crease in demand for agricultural commodities--both crop and animal. Without scientific- cal concentration of animal-feeding operations and agri- cultural crop production are increasing,2,4 There are no nationwide monitoring networks in the United States to quantify agricultural emissions of green- house gases

  8. Control Your Weight While Eating Out. 

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    Sweeten, Mary K.

    1980-01-01

    was eaten in conventional restaurants, lunchrooms and cafe terias, or was catered. Fast food restaurants showed an in crease in sales from 10 to 26 percent during a 10-year period. Most employed homemakers and their families regularly eat from one...

  9. 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

  10. -RESPONSES OF PINE SAVANNAS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND LARGE-SCALE DISTURBANCE -75 Applied Vegetation Science 9: 75-82, 2006

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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

  11. Brief Communication Neural Correlates of Rewarded and Unrewarded Eye

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    Lauwereyns, Jan

    to find food, animals may enter unknown or dangerous territory to in- crease their search area. Thus that do not immedi- ately lead to reward in the pursuit of a long-term goal. Here we identify neural in the pursuit of a long-term goal (Miller, 2000; Glimcher, 2001; Schall, 2001). For instance, when pressed

  12. 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

  13. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 32473260, 2010 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/3247/2010/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    and especially NHml warming. Most recently, new construction in China and India has in- creased rapidly combustion currently produces roughly 27% of the world's energy, second only to crude oil, and is the largest countries. At current consumption rates, enough reserves are available to last more than a century (Energy

  14. 429th Brookhaven Lecture

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    Robert P. Crease

    2010-09-01

    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.

  15. 1 FEBRUARY 2000 389H A R T M A N N 2000 American Meteorological Society

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    Hartmann, Dennis

    wind anomalies that are zero near the center of a basic baroclinic jet and by taking advantage reduces the maximum kinetic energy achieved, and adding easterly wind in- creases it. The role in life cycle behavior caused by upper-level and near-surface meridional shear of the initial zonal wind

  16. The California Red Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus franc;scanus, Fishery: Catch, Effort, and Management Trends

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    sion. This expansion was in response to in creasing demand from Japan fueled by ris ing prices based, The authors are with the California Department of Fish and Game, Noyo Marine Laboratory, 19160 S. Harbor Dr not necessarily reflect the position of the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. ABSTRACT-California sred sea

  17. Administration Building - 36 

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    Unknown

    2005-06-30

    . Dauenport and W. H. Aldred* !, HE IMPORTANCE OF GRAIN SORGHUM in Texas 7 has grown steadily during the past 20 years. The development of varieties and hybrids suitable for mechanical harvesting and an in- creased demand during World War I1 contributed...

  18. Landscape Equivalency Analysis: Methodology for Estimating Spatially Explicit Biodiversity Credits

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    Lupi, Frank

    are required. The Endangered Species Act balances these conflicts based on the cost to replace habitat (Noss and others 1997, Wilcove and others 1998). The in- crease in per capita demand for land (commonly Service (USFWS) 2003) rep- resent two approaches allowing private landowners to partially offset the cost

  19. Qualitative Theory and Chemical Explanation

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    Weisberg, Michael

    Abstract Roald Hoffmann and other theorists claim that we we ought to use highly idealized chemical modelsQualitative Theory and Chemical Explanation Michael Weisberg Stanford University February 15, 2003 ("qualitative models") in order to in- crease our understanding of chemical phenomena, even though other models

  20. The internal tide off Panama City, Florida 

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    Boston, Noel Edward James

    1963-01-01

    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...

  1. Copyright notice: this article has been accepted to the PowerTech 2013 conference (http://powertech2 13. grenoble-inp.fr). Copyright may be transferred without notice to IEEE.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    energy balance despite the high vari- ability of wind power. One way to compensate for the high*, Stéphane Lascaud, and Lionel Jamy Abstract Dispatchability of wind power is significantly in- creased. In such a context of expensive bulk electricity, wind turbines can be a profitable solution for electric power

  2. 370 IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 13, NO. 3, JUNE 2008 Short Papers

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    370 IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 13, NO. 3, JUNE 2008 Short Papers MRI in the class of MRI-compatible mechatronic systems. Index Terms--Actuator, contractile, dielectric elastomer imaging. Recently, robotic technologies and mechatronic systems that utilize MRI have in- creasingly

  3. Using Visualizations to Monitor Changes and Harvest Insights from a Global-Scale Logging Infrastructure at Twitter

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    Daume III, Hal

    on three platforms: strawberry, coconut, and banana. Log events follow a six-level naming hierarchy (client:page:section:component:element:action). Here, we see that the event strawberry:search:personal:-:-:impression in- creased in frequency compared strawberry:inbox:inbox:conversation:-:impression dropped slightly. Abstract-- Logging user activities

  4. Designing an extracellular matrix protein with enhanced mechanical stability

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    Erickson, Harold P.

    Designing an extracellular matrix protein with enhanced mechanical stability Sean P. Ng* , Kate S of TNfn3. Thus, we have specifically designed a protein with in- creased mechanical stability. Our results) The extracellular matrix proteins tenascin and fibronectin experi- ence significant mechanical forces in vivo. Both

  5. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 49094934, 2014 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/4909/2014/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    nitrogen (up to 69 %), aromatics and alkanes ( 10­15 %; mostly ethane and propane) are major contributors production: 10.2 ± 40 % ppbv h-1) and (ii) combustion-related emission of HONO (estimated HONO production: 0) and alkanes (ethane, propane), eventually leading to an in- crease in ozone. Published by Copernicus

  6. From Numerical Analysis to Computational Science

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    Li, Tiejun

    . Numerical computing has, of course, been part of mathematics for a very long time. Al- gorithms by the namesFrom Numerical Analysis to Computational Science Bj¨orn Engquist · Gene Golub 1. Introduction The modern development of numerical computing is driven by the rapid in- crease in computer performance

  7. Visualizing Cyber Security: Usable Workspaces Glenn A. Fink*, Christopher L. North**, Alex Endert**, and Stuart Rose*

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    Visualizing Cyber Security: Usable Workspaces Glenn A. Fink*, Christopher L. North**, Alex Endert University ABSTRACT The goal of cyber security visualization is to help analysts in- crease the safety. We describe our study of cyber-security professionals and visualizations in a large, high

  8. Self-Assembly of Carboxylated Poly(styrene-b-ethylene-co-butylene-b-styrene) Triblock Copolymer

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    Wu, Chi

    Self-Assembly of Carboxylated Poly(styrene-b-ethylene-co-butylene-b-styrene) Triblock Copolymer Manuscript Received June 8, 2000 ABSTRACT: Carboxylated poly(styrene-b-ethylene-co-butylene-b-styrene) (CSEBS of this balance, in the present study, we systematically in- creased the carboxylation extent of the styrene

  9. Generalized Performance Management of Multi-Class Real-Time Imprecise Data Services

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    Son, Sang H.

    for performance guarantees. In this paper we propose an approach for managing the quality of service of realGeneralized Performance Management of Multi-Class Real-Time Imprecise Data Services Mehdi Amirijoo@isy.liu.se Abstract The intricacy of real-time data service management in- creases mainly due to the emergence

  10. 242:423-428, 1982.Am J Physiol Regulatory Integrative Comp Physiol R. J. Wood, E. T. Rolls and B. J. Rolls

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    Rolls, Edmund T.

    chloride infusions (0.93-3.25 M) given to rhesus monkeys caused drinking correlated with in- creases drinking while equiosmolal urea infusions did not. It was found that the drinking threshold corresponded preloads decreased plasma osmolality and produced a dose-related decrease in subsequent drinking. Infusions

  11. Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering July 12-16, 2009, Brussels, Belgium

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    Morton, David

    result in a substantial in- crease to the cost of operating the plant. A maintenance policy 1 Copyright c words, an optimal maintenance policy for a plant balances safe and consistent operations with cost, Brussels, Belgium ICONE17-76050 BAYESIAN NONPARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF SINGLE ITEM PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

  12. 612 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 26, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2011 Self-Contained Resonant Rectifier for Piezoelectric

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    the available output power of electrical generators that have a high output capacitance. The proposed rectifier could be useful in in- creasing the output power of piezoelectric generators (PZG) that convert commutates the voltage across the output terminals of the PZG and thereby elim- inates the shunting

  13. A Distributed Fault/Intrusion-Tolerant Sensor Data Storage Scheme Based on Network Coding and

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    Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

    1 A Distributed Fault/Intrusion-Tolerant Sensor Data Storage Scheme Based on Network Coding/intrusion-tolerant data storage scheme based on network coding and homomorphic fingerprinting in volatile WSNs (Sherman) Shen, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--Recently, distributed data storage has gained in- creasing

  14. Open Archive Toulouse Archive Ouverte (OATAO) OATAO is an open access repository that collects the work of Toulouse researchers

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    Mailhes, Corinne

    the work of Toulouse researchers and makes it freely available over the web where possible dedicated to imaging are presented through the analysis of the dark current behavior in pixel arrays and isolated photodiodes. The mean dark current in- crease and the dark current nonuniformity are investigated

  15. 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

  16. Improving Lookup Performance over a Widely-Deployed DHT

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    Rejaie, Reza

    . In practice, the dynamics of peer participation, or churn, can affect the accuracy of routing tables at each of solutions to address the effect of churn on DHTs: (i) DHT-based: DHTs can incorporate various techniques to actively improve their resiliency to churn by in- creasing the degree of redundancy or frequency of updates

  17. SiO2 thickness determination by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, Rutherford

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    Florida, University of

    University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, United Kingdom R. J. Bleiler Evans Texas, Round Rock, Texas 78681 K. Jones- creases in the projected range, Rp , of low energy ion im- plants. There are a number of analytical , nuclear reaction analysis NRA , and capacitance­voltage C­V measurements. In this study, we will compare

  18. An exploration of the ‘pushy parent’ label in educational discourse

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    Beauvais, Clementine

    2015-01-01

    , summoning an antagonistic figure whose function is to conceal structural inequalities in educational opportunities by making those inequalities imputable only or mostly to individual practices. The ‘pushy parent’ is, in short, a discursive lightning... by neoliberal educational policy as the ‘ideal consumer’ of the educational system (Bowe, Gewirtz & Ball 1994, 68). I focus here on contemporary educational markets in the UK and the USA, which, with notable differences (Ball 1993, 15), presuppose...

  19. A Review of "Press Censorship in Caroline England" by Cyndia Susan Clegg 

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    Skerpan-Wheeler, Elizabeth

    2009-01-01

    reviews 93 Cyndia Susan Clegg. Press Censorship in Caroline England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. vii + 289 pp. $99.00. Review by elizabeth skerpan-wheeler, texas state university-san marcos. In Press Censorship in Elizabethan... England (1997), Press Censorship in Jacobean England (2002), and now this volume, Cyndia Susan Clegg turns away from grand narratives on freedom of speech, notably that of F. S. Siebert in his Freedom of the Press in England, 1476-1776 (1952), still...

  20. 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

  1. Draining our Glass: An Energy and Heat Characterization of Google Glass

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    Zhong, Lin

    of optical head-mounted display devices. We share insights and implications to limit power draw to in- crease the safety and utility of head-mounted devices. 1 Introduction Optical Head Mounted Display (OHMD) devices will make heat generation from power draw uncomfortable and unsafe. Thus, low-power constraints pose

  2. 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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    2010-01-01

    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

  3. NONLINEAR CONTROL OF POWER NETWORK MODELS USING FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION

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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

  4. Liquid piston gas compression James D. Van de Ven a,*, Perry Y. Li b,1

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    Li, Perry Y.

    process and enables efficient energy storage through gas compression. Current applications involving. As the compressed gas cools at constant pressure in a storage reservoir, the potential energy of the gas de- creases Institute, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609, USA b Center

  5. The Developer is the Enemy Glenn Wurster

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    Van Oorschot, Paul

    introduce two straw-man proposals which integrate security into the work-flow of an application developer. Data tagging and unsuppressible warnings pro- vide the basis for further work where the most natural of security mechanisms and threats in- creases the potential for information leaks. The authors argue

  6. Efficient Mesh Generation for Piecewise Linear Todd Phillips

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    Miller, Gary L.

    . The principle result of this thesis is to extend this result to the general case of piecewise linear complexes of specially designed collars around the creases. These collars must be specifically sized according to the input geometry. I give a new procedure to compute the needed collar sizes in near-optimal O(n log + c

  7. Rhododendron eastmanii (Native) 

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    probably Mike Creel

    2011-08-10

    the nted. N ed heat pumps (GCHPs) offer creased performance relative pumps (ASHPs) because of the nperature of the soil as bient air. In Abilene, Texas, )il temperature at depths out 22OC year round. This William Aldred Randy Margo Associate...

  8. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 20652079, 2005 www.atmos-chem-phys.org/acp/5/2065/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    in the case examined, which was also successfully forecasted by the DREAM dust model. The lidar data analy natural sources (wind- borne dust, sea spray, forest fires and volcanic eruptions, etc.) and anthropogenic- creasing urbanization and industrialization over the whole Mediterranean region and especially along

  9. 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

  10. Hydrogen Isotopic (D/H) Composition of Organic Matter

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    Sessions, Alex L.

    Hydrogen Isotopic (D/H) Composition of Organic Matter During Diagenesis and Thermal Maturation difficult to interpret because the effects of hydrogen exchange and kinetic fractionations are confounded- crease in the D/H ratio of most organic hydrogen at the bulk and molecular levels, and suggest

  11. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 19291948, 2011 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/1929/2011/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    flux associated with increased soil moisture with long memory, the role of the TP as a heat pump and reduces spring snow- pack over the TP more than pre-industrial to present CO2 in- crease and carbonaceous through sensible heat flux. Both effects enhance the upward motion of air and spur deep convection along

  12. 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

  13. A Quarterly Newsletter for Florida Landowners and Resource Professionals summer/fall 2014 volume 3, no. 3 Funding for this publication is provided by the Florida

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    infiltration. The biomass yield goal is between 9 and 10 tons/acre. He does not want to see the ground through the rolled A Biomass Harvesting Case Study 2 Florida Panthers and Private Land Partners 4 Mr. Ralph Ward are reduced erosion, in- creased water infiltration, decreased soil temperature, reduced risk of crop failure

  14. Near Minimax Robust Control of Flexible Structures Marco Muenchhof Tarunraj Singh

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    Singh, Tarunraj

    Near Minimax Robust Control of Flexible Structures Marco Muenchhof Tarunraj Singh Graduate Student frequency also results in de- creased sensitivity with respect to the damping ratio. Singh and Vadali [7. Recently, Singh [9] proposed a minimax formulation to desensitize the controller with respect to modeling

  15. Neuron, Vol. 19, 12711283, December, 1997, Copyright 1997 by Cell Press Vesicular Transport Regulates Monoamine Storage

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    Sulzer, David

    -University of California plasm, requiring transport into the vesicle, and severalSan Francisco, California 94143 distinctNeuron, Vol. 19, 1271­1283, December, 1997, Copyright ©1997 by Cell Press Vesicular Transport, cocaine and antidepressants act by inhibiting plasma membrane transport, thereby in- creasing the synaptic

  16. Surface Aging by Impacts Eric Paquettea,b

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    Montréal, Université de

    Surface Aging by Impacts Eric Paquettea,b Pierre Poulina George Drettakisb a LIGUM DIRO, Universit aging technique that simulates the deformation of an object caused by repetitive impacts over long aging effects of repetitive impacts, significantly in- creasing their realism. Key words: Realism

  17. GPU Consolidation for Cloud Games: Are We There Yet? Hua-Jun Hong1, Tao-Ya Fan-Chiang1, Che-Run Lee1, Kuan-Ta Chen2, Chun-Ying Huang3, and Cheng-Hsin Hsu1

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    GPU Consolidation for Cloud Games: Are We There Yet? Hua-Jun Hong1, Tao-Ya Fan-Chiang1, Che-Run Lee to the in- creasingly popular cloud gaming services, server consolidation is one of the key technologies cloud gaming platform to answer the following question: Are modern GPUs ready for cloud gaming? Our

  18. 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)

    2014-01-29

    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.

  19. Record External Quantum Efficiency in Blue OLED Device

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  20. A review of "'The Purple Island' and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth-Century Literature, Philosophy, and Theology" by Peter Mitchell 

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    Engel, William E.

    2008-01-01

    notable Elizabethans. It deserves a place alongside its new historicist contenders as a rejoinder to be reckoned with. Peter Mitchell. ?The Purple Island? and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth- Century Literature, Philosophy, and Theology. Madison...?s The Purple Island, included but later struck an ex- tended allusion to it in the manuscript version of Ulysses. Overall the poem has not fared well among its modern critics. For example in his anthology of Later Renaissance Nondramatic Verse...

  1. Hot Issue and Burning Options in Waste Management: A Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Waste-to-Energy in the UK.

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    Jamasb, Tooraj; Kiamil, H.; Nepal, R.

    significant share of total cost from conventional thermal energy sources. Meanwhile, most renewable energy generation (such as wind, solar, marine, and hydroelectric) is capital intensive, but has no direct fuel cost. A notable exception is biomass energy... transaction costs prohibitively high. The alternatives are either market-based incentives or command-and-control policies. These instruments are capable of achieving a Pareto optimal outcome under the assumptions of a first-best world, in which government...

  2. Experimental shellside flow visualization in a shell and tube heat exchanger 

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    Fischer, Matthew Winslow

    1998-01-01

    acquisition components. . . . . . . . . . . . Page 37 66 3. 3 Total uncertainty for pertinent flowrates. 67 4. 1 Inlet and shellside Reynolds numbers for relevant flowrates. . . . . 4. 2 Geometrical parameters calculated in Delaware method... for the internal geometrical influences. All of these effects have been the subject of many theoretical and numerical investigations. The most notable effort has been the acquisition of a plethora of global data from the Delaware Project (Bell, 1963). However...

  3. Signatures of Fractional Exclusion Statistics in the Spectroscopy of Quantum Hall Droplets

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    Cooper, Nigel R.; Simon, Steven H.

    2015-03-09

    of quasiparticle excitations with unconventional quantum statistics. The archetypal example is the fractional, “anyonic”, quantum statistics predicted for the quasiparticles of the fractional quantum Hall phases[1, 2]. While experiments on semiconductor devices... substantially from proposals to measure the fractional braiding statistics of quasiholes[7–9], notably by not re- quiring local time-dependent potentials for the adiabatic manipulation of the positions of the quasiholes. We have in mind a fast rotating gas...

  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

    2010-01-01

    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, university of pnnsylvania... 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 this portrait phenomenon her special...

  5. A Computational Method for Determining Distributed Aerodynamic Loads on Planforms of Arbitrary Shape in Compressible Subsonic Flow

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    Brown, Matthew Alan

    2013-12-31

    of the cranked wing approach, most planforms can be modeled including nearly all practical lifting surfaces with some notable exceptions. The methods are extremely accurate for elliptic wings and rectangular wings with some notable difficulty attributed to swept...

  6. Rethinking Tropical Ocean Response to Global Warming: The Enhanced Equatorial Warming*

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    of tropical Pacific SST to increased atmospheric CO2 concentration is reexamined with a new focus in Fig. 1, which shows the SST trends in response to a 1% transient CO2 in- crease in 14 fully coupled.gov/ipcc/about_ipcc.php), and 1 as an in-house Fast Ocean­Atmosphere Model (FOAM; Jacob 1997). If we define the El Niño

  7. How do banks respond to increased funding uncertainty?

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    Ritz, Robert A.; Walther, Ansgar

    2015-01-10

    liquidity in money markets where lenders are con- cerned about counterparty risk. This creates convex wholesale borrowing costs: Its (expected) wholesale funding rate increases in the amount borrowed, and also in- creases in the degree of liquidity... raises the expected marginal cost of wholesale funds, ?? > 0. Example 1: Counterparty risk and aggregate liquidity shocks This example is based on two basic frictions: (i) potential lenders in money markets are concerned about default...

  8. Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Wide-Band, Ultrafast Pulse Generation

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    Hasan, Tawfique; Sun, Zhipei; Tan, PingHeng; Popa, Daniel; Flahaut, Emmanuel; Kelleher, Edmund J. R.; Bonaccorso, Francesco; Wang, Fengqiu; Jiang, Zhe; Torrisi, Felice; Privitera, Giulia; Nicolosi, Valeria; Ferrari, Andrea C.

    2014-04-15

    and SDBS as the surfactant to obtain higher concentration of isolated nano- tubes or small bundles 98 than possible with non- aqueous solvents. 99?101 PVA is used for its solvent compatibility. Slow evaporation of water at room temperature produces a... . 71 This is in addition to the effect of solvent properties (e.g., pH) and stabilization by dispersant (e.g., surfactants). In low viscosity dispersions, aggregation between nanotubes can therefore in- crease significantly with increased nanotube con...

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

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

    2007-03-27

    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. Minerals Yearbook: Minerals in the world economy. 1988 International review

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    Kimbell, C.L.; Zajac, W.L.

    1988-01-01

    In overview, 1988 appeared to be the best year for the world's mineral industry since 1980, although the all-important petroleum component suffered severely from low prices. With this notable exception, the traditional statistical measures of mineral industry performance, namely production, trade, and consumption, reflected growth in most elements of the world mineral industry from crude material extraction through the gamut of downstream processing. Moreover, the growth was reasonably well distributed geographically, with many countries sharing in the substantial upturn in activity. The report discusses production, trade, consumption, investment, transportation, prices, and statistical summary of world production and trade of major mineral commodities.

  11. Unconventional Integer Quantum Hall effect in graphene

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    V. P. Gusynin; S. G. Sharapov

    2005-08-16

    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.

  12. Lattice Mechanics of Origami Tessellations

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    Arthur A. Evans; Jesse L. Silverberg; Christian D. Santangelo

    2015-07-09

    Origami-based design holds promise for developing materials whose mechanical properties are tuned by crease patterns introduced to thin sheets. Although there has been heuristic developments in constructing patterns with desirable qualities, the bridge between origami and physics has yet to be fully developed. To truly consider origami structures as a class of materials, methods akin to solid mechanics need to be developed to understand their long-wavelength behavior. We introduce here a lattice theory for examining the mechanics of origami tessellations in terms of the topology of their crease pattern and the relationship between the folds at each vertex. This formulation provides a general method for associating mechanical properties with periodic folded structures, and allows for a concrete connection between more conventional materials and the mechanical metamaterials constructed using origami-based design.

  13. The sweet spot of forward osmosis: Treatment of produced water, drilling wastewater, and other complex and difficult liquid streams

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    for nearly 45% of the natural gas produced in the U.S. by 2035 [6,7]. As production in- creases and new complex and difficult liquid streams Bryan D. Coday a , Pei Xu b , Edward G. Beaudry c , Jack Herron c Oasys Water, Boston, MA, USA H I G H L I G H T S · Highly impaired liquid streams can be sustainably

  14. Heat Transfer Performance of a Dry and Wet / Dry Advanced Cooling Tower Condenser 

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    Fricke, H. D.; Webster, D. J.; McIlroy, K.; Bartz, J. A.

    1981-01-01

    PERFORMANCE OF A DRY AND WET/DRY ADVANCED COOLING TOWER CONDENSER Hans D. Fricke, David J. Webster, Kenneth McIlroy Union carbide Corporation - Linde Division, Tonawanda, New York John A. Bartz Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, california... cooling in creases siting flexibility, particularly for locations in arid Western coal fields. However, dry cooling requires considerable capital investment for the cooling towers. Hence, the development of effitient (low cost) heat transfer surfaces...

  15. A laboratory study of selected large hailstones 

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    Marrs, John Thomas

    1979-01-01

    on the thesis. I would also like to acknowlege the assistance of the following people in obtaining hailstones: Charlotte Dillon, Lubbock; James Bellville, Lubbock; the Pitifer Family, Lubbock; James Ward, Lubbock; Charles and Nancy Knight, Grover and Sickles... Aufdermaur (1970) and Carras and Macklin (1975) after Knight et at. (1975) growth the crystal sizes became smaller as the air temperature de- creased with only small crystals formed at temperatures of -25' C or colder. Also, for temperatures warmer than...

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

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    Khan, Muhammad Zubair; Ling, Yap Seong; San, Wong Chiow

    2014-03-05

    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.

  17. One-dimensional Coulomb problem in Dirac materials

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    C. A. Downing; M. E. Portnoi

    2014-11-21

    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.

  18. Recent advances in the kinetics of oxygen reduction

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    Adzic, R.

    1996-07-01

    Oxygen reduction is considered an important electrocatalytic reaction; the most notable need remains improvement of the catalytic activity of existing metal electrocatalysts and development of new ones. A review is given of new advances in the understanding of reaction kinetics and improvements of the electrocatalytic properties of some surfaces, with focus on recent studies of relationship of the surface properties to its activity and reaction kinetics. The urgent need is to improve catalytic activity of Pt and synthesize new, possibly non- noble metal catalysts. New experimental techniques for obtaining new level of information include various {ital in situ} spectroscopies and scanning probes, some involving synchrotron radiation. 138 refs, 18 figs, 2 tabs.

  19. A review of "Image Government: Monarchical Metamorphoses in English Literature and Art." by T. R. Langley 

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    Stephen Gleissner

    2005-01-01

    of an invaluable survey and an ingenious methodology: art and theatre historians should now borrow from and continue the in-depth study of Ut Pictura Theatrum. T. R. Langley. Image Government: Monarchical Metamorphoses in English Literature and Art. Pittsburgh... of the period cited, notably Art and Patronage in the Caroline Courts, edited by David Howarth (1993) or any of the three books on the subject by R. Malcolm Smuts (1987, 1996, and 1999). The general, well-educated reader would be lost not only in the prose...

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

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    F. T Hioe

    2014-03-06

    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.

  1. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES

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    Schipper, L.

    2012-01-01

    European countries export embodied energy. b) we feed thegrains and other export staples, is not energy intensive onenergy are also important, notably climate, composition of imports and exports,

  2. Transmission Electron Microscope In Situ Straining Technique to Directly Observe Defects and Interfaces During Deformation in Magnesium

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    Morrow, Benjamin M.; Cerreta, E. K.; McCabe, R. J.; Tomé, C. N.

    2015-05-14

    In-situ straining was used to study deformation behavior of hexagonal close-packed (hcp) metals.Twinning and dislocation motion, both essential to plasticity in hcp materials, were observed.Typically, these processes are characterized post-mortem by examining remnant microstructural features after straining has occurred. By imposing deformation during imaging, direct observation of active deformation mechanisms is possible. This work focuses on straining of structural metals in a transmission electron microscope (TEM), and a recently developed technique that utilizes familiar procedures and equipment to increase ease of experiments. In-situ straining in a TEM presents several advantages over conventional post-mortem characterization, most notably time-resolution of deformation andmore »streamlined identification of active deformation mechanisms. Drawbacks to the technique and applicability to other studies are also addressed. In-situ straining is used to study twin boundary motion in hcp magnesium. A {101¯2} twin was observed during tensile and compressive loading. Twin-dislocation interactions are directly observed. Notably, dislocations are observed to remain mobile, even after multiple interactions with twin boundaries, a result which suggests that Basinki’s dislocation transformation mechanism by twinning is not present in hcp metals. The coupling of in-situ straining with traditional post-mortem characterization yields more detailed information about material behavior during deformation than either technique alone.« less

  3. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report A BENCHmark for Sustainability: An Investigation into Sustainable Art

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    accomplishments in design and implementation of advanced eco-friendly buildings - a notable feat that SUB Design

  4. Very Low Voltage Testing of SOI Integrated Circuits Eric MacDonald Nur A.Touba

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    Touba, Nur A.

    in most aspects with the notable exception that it is fabricated on a buried oxide layer. This oxide layer

  5. ACTINIDES-1981. ABSTRACTS

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01

    at Argonne, Brookhaven and Chalk River Laboratories, provideare in progress at Chalk River and ILL. With the notable

  6. 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

    2014-11-06

    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.

  7. The distribution of boron and boric acid complexes in the sea 

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    Noakes, John Edward

    1959-01-01

    ON INORGANIC BORON-CHLORINITY DATA FROM STATION H4-79 37 37 41 44 Page D DISCUSSION ON INORGANIC BORON CHLORINITY DATA FROM STATION H4-87 E. DISCUSSION OF COMPLEX BORON 'i%1TH RELATIONSHIP TO OXYGEN CONCENTRATION AT STATIONS H4-79 AND H4.../liter. Further investigations, notably by Igelsrud, Thompson and Zwicker , established inorganic boron in open water (4) in concentrations of 3 to 5 mg/liter, varying directly with chlorinity and independent of geographic location. They also reported...

  8. Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei: Past, Present and Future Research

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    Laura Ferrarese; Holland Ford

    2004-11-09

    This review discusses the current status of supermassive black hole research, as seen from a purely observational standpoint. Since the early '90s, rapid technological advances, most notably the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the commissioning of the VLBA and improvements in near-infrared speckle imaging techniques, have not only given us incontrovertible proof of the existence of supermassive black holes, but have unveiled fundamental connections between the mass of the central singularity and the global properties of the host galaxy. It is thanks to these observations that we are now, for the first time, in a position to understand the origin, evolution and cosmic relevance of these fascinating objects.

  9. Magnetic Catalysis in Graphene

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    Christopher Winterowd; Carleton DeTar; Savvas Zafeiropoulos

    2015-09-22

    One of the most important developments in condensed matter physics in recent years has been the discovery and characterization of graphene. A two-dimensional layer of Carbon arranged in a hexagonal lattice, graphene exhibits many interesting electronic properties, most notably that the low energy excitations behave as massless Dirac fermions. These excitations interact strongly via the Coulomb interaction and thus non-perturbative methods are necessary. Using methods borrowed from lattice QCD, we study the graphene effective theory in the presence of an external magnetic field. Graphene, along with other $(2+1)$-dimensional field theories, has been predicted to undergo spontaneous breaking of flavor symmetry including the formation of a gap as a result of the external magnetic field. This phenomenon is known as magnetic catalysis. Our study investigates magnetic catalysis using a fully non-perturbative approach.

  10. Magnetic Catalysis in Graphene

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    Winterowd, Christopher; Zafeiropoulos, Savvas

    2015-01-01

    One of the most important developments in condensed matter physics in recent years has been the discovery and characterization of graphene. A two-dimensional layer of Carbon arranged in a hexagonal lattice, graphene exhibits many interesting electronic properties, most notably that the low energy excitations behave as massless Dirac fermions. These excitations interact strongly via the Coulomb interaction and thus non-perturbative methods are necessary. Using methods borrowed from lattice QCD, we study the graphene effective theory in the presence of an external magnetic field. Graphene, along with other $(2+1)$-dimensional field theories, has been predicted to undergo spontaneous breaking of flavor symmetry including the formation of a gap as a result of the external magnetic field. This phenomenon is known as magnetic catalysis. Our study investigates magnetic catalysis using a fully non-perturbative approach.

  11. A review of "Gender and Song in Early Modern England" edited by Leslie C. Dunn and Katherine R. Larson 

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    Burke, Victoria E.

    2015-01-01

    was captured in song is Nora Corrigan’s “Song, Political Resistance, and Masculinity in Thomas Heywood’s The Rape of Luc- rece.” Unusually, most of the songs in this play are sung by lords, most notably Valerius and Brutus, who subvert masculine expectations... by turning away from responsibility and towards pleasure with male social equals and inferiors. Corrigan demonstrates that Lucrece’s rape is not the focal point of the play, and indeed that she is not given a voice. Instead the play’s message of resistance...

  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.

    2009-01-01

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

  13. INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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    Hollowell, C.D.

    2011-01-01

    focused on combustion-generated indoor air pollution, namelyimpact of combustion-generated indoor air pollution on humanpollution sources exist inside buildings, notably sources associated with combustion (

  14. 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

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  15. Mongrel Forms: Tragedy, Comedy, and Mixed Genres in Britain, 1680-1760

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    Davis, Vivian

    2012-01-01

    actor. 54 Samuel Foote’s pamphlets of 1747, for example,attending to both the pamphlet controversy that occupiedof analysis include pamphlets and prints, notable for their

  16. TE resonances in graphene-dielectric structures

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    Werra, Julia F M; Busch, Kurt

    2015-01-01

    An investigation of the dispersion relations of TE resonances in different graphene-dielectric structures is presented. When a graphene layer is brought into contact with a dielectric material, a gap can appear in its electric band structure. This allows for the formation of TE-plasmons with unusual dispersion relations. In addition, if the dielectric has a finite thickness, graphene acts as a mode filter and strongly modifies the behavior of the waveguiding modes by introducing a frequency cutoff. This cutoff and the properties of TE-plasmons are closely related to the pair-creation threshold of graphene thus representing quantum mechanical effects that manifest themselves in the electromagnetic response. Our findings are of particular relevance to all forms of light-matter interaction in graphene-based systems, notably for the decay rates of emitters that are in close proximity to graphene.

  17. 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.

    1980-01-01

    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.

  18. Patterns in Illinois Educational School Data

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    Stevens, Cacey S; Nagel, Sidney R

    2015-01-01

    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...

  19. 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.

    2014-03-15

    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.

  20. Role of polycrystallinity in CdTe and CuInSe sub 2 photovoltaic cells

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    Sites, J.R. )

    1991-01-01

    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.

  1. Hopping charge transport in organic materials

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    Novikov, S V

    2013-01-01

    General properties of the transport of charge carriers (electrons and holes) in disordered organic materials are discussed. It was demonstrated that the dominant part of the total energetic disorder in organic material is usually provided by the electrostatic disorder, generated by randomly located and oriented dipoles and quadrupoles. For this reason this disorder is strongly spatially correlated. Spatial correlation directly governs the field dependence of the carrier drift mobility. Shape of the current transients, which is of primary importance for a correct determination of the carrier mobility, is considered. A notable feature of the electrostatic disorder is its modification in the vicinity of the electrode, and this modification takes place without modification of the structure of the material. It is shown how this phenomenon affects characteristics of the charge injection. We consider also effect of inter-charge interaction on charge transport.

  2. Characterization, organic modification of wollastonite coated with nano-Mg(OH){sub 2} and its application in filling PA6

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    Wang, Caili; Wang, Dong; Zheng, Shuilin

    2014-02-01

    Highlights: • Wollastonite is first inorganic modified by coating nano-Mg(OH){sub 2} and then organic modified with silane. • Filling 30% of this composite powder in PA6 the mechanical properties, the heat distortion temperature and oxygen index of the PA6 composites were notably enhanced. - Abstract: Nano-Mg(OH){sub 2} was deposited on the surface of wollastonite (MW) powder with heterogeneous nucleation method and then modified with silane. The microstructure and surface properties of wollastonite (W) and MW powders were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The microstructure of W, MW and silane modified MW (SMW) powders were characterized by Fourier translation infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The mechanical properties, heat distortion temperature (HDT) and oxygen index (OI) of PA6 composites having different fillers were discussed. It was shown that the surface of wollastonite was coated with a layer of 33 nm thickness of Mg(OH){sub 2} grains and the distribution of which was uniform. The number of the hydroxyl groups on the surface of wollastonite powder increased after coated with Mg(OH){sub 2}. Filling 30% of SMW powder in PA6 the mechanical properties, HDT and OI were notably enhanced.

  3. Power limits and a figure of merit for stimulated Brillouin scattering in the presence of third and fifth order loss

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    Wolff, Christian; Steel, Michael J; Eggleton, Benjamin J; Poulton, Christopher G

    2015-01-01

    We derive a set of design guidelines and a figure of merit to aid the engineering process of on-chip waveguides for strong Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS). To this end, we examine the impact of several types of loss on the total amplification of the Stokes wave that can be achieved via SBS. We account for linear loss and nonlinear loss of third order (two-photon absorption, 2PA) and fifth order, most notably 2PA-induced free carrier absorption (FCA). From this, we derive an upper bound for the output power of continuous-wave Brillouin-lasers and show that the optimal operating conditions and maximal realisable Stokes amplification of any given waveguide structure are determined by a dimensionless parameter $\\mathcal{F}$ involving the SBS-gain and all loss parameters. We provide simple expressions for optimal pump power, waveguide length and realisable amplification and demonstrate their utility in two example systems. Notably, we find that 2PA-induced FCA is a serious limitation to SBS in silicon and ge...

  4. The Role of Cellulosic Ethanol in Transportation

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    Robert M. Neilson, Jr.

    2007-10-01

    Petroleum provides essentially all of the energy used today in the transportation sector. To reduce this dependence on fossil energy, other fuels are beginning to be used, notably ethanol and biodiesel. Almost all fuel ethanol is produced by the conversion of corn grain to starch with subsequent fermentation to ethanol. In 2006, almost 5 billion gallons of fuel ethanol were produced, which used 17% of domestic corn production. The DOE has a goal to displace 30% of motor gasoline demand or 60 billion gallons per year by 2030. To achieve this goal, production of ethanol from lignocellulosic sources (e.g., agricultural residues, forest residues, and dedicated energy crops) is needed. This paper will describe the production of cellulosic ethanol as well as the issues and benefits associated with its production.

  5. Wheat Pasture Poisoning. 

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    Crookshank, H. R.; Sims, Frank H.

    1956-01-01

    in sexually mature cows which are in the late stages of pregnancy or with a calf at side. Most cases developed sometime between 60 and 150 days on wheat, and in cows which had calves under 60 days of age. When the level of several components of the blood..., globulin and possibly the potassium levels were in- creased. The wide range of values observed in the cases suggests that the blood serum findings could be the result of the effect of wheat pasture poisoning rather than the cause. 1 Salt, cottonseed...

  6. 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

    2011-01-01

    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.

  7. Magnetically Confined Wind Shocks in X-rays - a Review

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    ud-Doula, Asif

    2015-01-01

    A subset (~ 10%) of massive stars present strong, globally ordered (mostly dipolar) magnetic fields. The trapping and channeling of their stellar winds in closed magnetic loops leads to magnetically confined wind shocks (MCWS), with pre-shock flow speeds that are some fraction of the wind terminal speed. These shocks generate hot plasma, a source of X-rays. In the last decade, several developments took place, notably the determination of the hot plasma properties for a large sample of objects using XMM-Newton and Chandra, as well as fully self-consistent MHD modelling and the identification of shock retreat effects in weak winds. Despite a few exceptions, the combination of magnetic confinement, shock retreat and rotation effects seems to be able to account for X-ray emission in massive OB stars. Here we review these new observational and theoretical aspects of this X-ray emission and envisage some perspectives for the next generation of X-ray observatories.

  8. Range Vegetation Response to Burning Thicketized Live Oak Savannah. 

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    Scifres, C.J.; Kelly, D.M.

    1979-01-01

    centimeters deep for gravimetric determination of soil water content. Soil textures from the same depths were determined by the hy- drometer method (Bouyoucos, 1962), and pH on a 1:4 slurry (Mortensen, 1965). Post burn standing crop of herbaceous... bluestem tended to in- crease in impom during the second growing sea- f% following W burns. In April 1976, dune paspalum and Heller 'cum accounted or 64 percent of the green grass ding crop on unburned areas (Table 4). Ckdy 12 F ,&ent of green grass...

  9. Multi-writer consistency conditions for shared memory objects 

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    Shao, Cheng

    2009-05-15

    2 query(C) = (2;1) ts := 2 update(A;(3;2)) update(C;(3;2)) ack start R6(x) query(B) = (4;2) query(C) = (3;2) return 4 Fig. 4. An execution of Alg None that generates the schedule in Figure 3. Time in- creases going down the page. 25 1. Specifying... taught me the methodology of theoretical research, who showed me how to follow a rigorous research approach, who gave me the guidance and support in my di?cult time and who, with great patience, accompanies me on this long path of my graduate study. Dr...

  10. Correct quantitative determination of ethanol and volatile compounds in alcohol products

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    Charapitsa, Siarhei; Sytova, Svetlana; Yakuba, Yurii

    2014-01-01

    Determination of the volume content of ethanol in the alcohol products in practice is usually determined by pycnometry, electronic densimetry, or densimetry using a hydrostatic balance in accordance with Commission Regulation No 2870/2000. However, these methods determine directly only density of the tested liquid sample and does not take into account the effects of other volatile components such as aldehydes, esters and higher alcohols. So they are appropriate only for binary water-ethanol solutions in accordance with international table adopted by the International Legal Metrology Organization in its Recommendation No 22. Availability notable concentrations of the higher alcohols and ethers in different alcohol-based products, e. g. in whisky, cognac, brandy, wine as well as in waste alcohol and alcohol beverage production, leads to the significant contribution of these compounds in the value of the density of tested alcohol-containing sample. As a result, determination of the volume of ethanol content for ...

  11. Approaches to the Aggregation Problem 

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    Hannan, Michael T

    2015-08-12

    correlation since the proportion of the variance "explained" by the grouped observations is equal to l-WR^ .xy 2 22. The values of the correlation ratios E and E d®-xr yr creases as a consequence of the decreased variability of X and Y values in the grouped... of interdependent equations. Ill THE FORMAL MODEL In «hat follows we will employ the following single equation micro-model: yt “ ? + Rix ii + .... + + ui (i“l,...,N) (1) «here the x ^ are non-stochastic and the u^ have the usual good properties, i.e. oE(u^u^) » Ei...

  12. A Rapid and Accurate Method of Determining Phenols

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    Rhodes, Edmund Oliver

    1912-01-01

    bottles (brown glass or paper covered) which were fitted with siphons with glass stop cocks. The bottles were then placed on a shelf above the desk at a sufficient height to allow the filling of a burette, below the siphon. The solutions used were 5...­ crease in the amount of free bromine used up as the concentration of phenol decreases and the length of •time of shaking increases. It appears as if the phenol ring breaks up in alkaline bromine solution a"fc room temperature and that it may...

  13. Control vectors for splines

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

    2014-09-03

    ), 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...

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

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    Rutqvist, J.

    2011-11-01

    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.

  15. Inhibition of B-NHEJ in Plateau-Phase Cells Is Not a Direct Consequence of Suppressed Growth Factor Signaling

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    Singh, Satyendra K.; Bednar, Theresa; Zhang Lihua; Wu, Wenqi; Mladenov, Emil; Iliakis, George

    2012-10-01

    Purpose: It has long been known that the proliferation status of a cell is a determinant of radiation response, and the available evidence implicates repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in the underlying mechanism. Recent results have shown that a novel, highly error-prone pathway of nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) operating as backup (B-NHEJ) processes DSBs in irradiated cells when the canonical, DNA-PK (DNA-dependent protein kinase)-dependent pathway of NHEJ (D-NHEJ) is compromised. Notably, B-NHEJ shows marked reduction in efficiency when D-NHEJ-deficient cells cease to grow and enter a plateau phase. This phenomenon is widespread and observed in cells of different species with defects in core components of D-NHEJ, with the notable exception of DNA-PKcs (DNA-dependent protein kinase, catalytic subunit). Using new, standardized serum-deprivation protocols, we re-examine the growth requirements of B-NHEJ and test the role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling in its regulation. Methods and Materials: DSB repair was measured by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in cells maintained under different conditions of growth. Results: Serum deprivation in D-NHEJ-deficient cells causes a rapid reduction in B-NHEJ similar to that measured in normally growing cells that enter the plateau phase of growth. Upon serum deprivation, reduction in B-NHEJ activity is evident at 4 h and reaches a plateau reflecting maximum inhibition at 12-16 h. The inhibition is reversible, and B-NHEJ quickly recovers to the levels of actively growing cells upon supply of serum to serum-deprived cells. Chemical inhibition of EGFR in proliferating cells inhibits only marginally B-NHEJ and addition of EGFR in serum-deprived cells increases only a marginally B-NHEJ. Conclusions: The results document a rapid and fully reversible adaptation of B-NHEJ to growth activity and point to factors beyond EGFR in its regulation. They show notable differences in the regulation of error-prone DSB repair pathways between proliferating and non proliferating cells that may present new treatment design opportunities in radiation therapy.

  16. Watermelon wilt studies: seed-borne fusaria, fungicide trials, and host range of the pathogen 

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    McLaughlin, Randy Joe

    1981-01-01

    (37. 3-100K) in infested so11 than 1 n noninfested soil. Winter squash species did not exhibit de- creased emergence or wilt. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As an expression of apprec1at1on, I offer the following acknow- ledgements to those who made completion... the style of Phyto- pathology. gyd. edges. , thacoe, asdbytoiittichu ~1 ~ cari Ips ) Ell. and Hals. , downy mildew, caused by Pseudo eronos ora cubensis fg. d C. t a t. , gaumy tern blight, s d by ~us h e eii cit ui- 11na (C. D. Sm. ) Gross...

  17. Football - Individuals - 1970s - 372 

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    Unknown

    2005-06-30

    .UI&n half would be suffering from his Vulcan divorce ??? except possibly for Jim Kirk. They strolled on. After awhile she said, ''Thank you, S.!lrek." "For what?" "For taking rooms on the M-I floor. For squeezing in time to walk out here among real, leafy...'t believe that the .ense of inter species hostility that was i'1creasingly prevalent a:nong civilians had :>enetrated the Service! "Lieutenant. I'm Captain Kirk and this i3 my first officer, Mr. Spack. Is anything wrong?" "Nothiing that concerns you...

  18. Lorentz and CPT Violation in Top-Quark Production and Decay

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    Berger, Micheal S; Liu, Zhi

    2015-01-01

    The prospects are explored for testing Lorentz and CPT symmetry in the top-quark sector. We present the relevant Lagrange density, discuss physical observables, and describe the signals to be sought in experiments. For top-antitop pair production via quark or gluon fusion with subsequent semileptonic or hadronic decays, we obtain the matrix element in the presence of Lorentz violation using the narrow-width approximation. The issue of testing CPT symmetry in the top-quark sector is also addressed. We demonstrate that single-top production and decay is well suited to a search for CPT violation, and we present the matrix elements for single-top production in each of the four tree-level channels. Our results are applicable to searches for Lorentz violation and studies of CPT symmetry in collider experiments, including notably high-statistics top-antitop and single-top production at the Large Hadron Collider.

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

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

    2015-01-29

    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.

  20. Edwin Mattison McMillan - Patents

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    relativistic energy range is made feasible. Certain further advantages inhere in the invention, notably an increase in the usable magnet gap, simplified and more efficient...

  1. ORISE: New ORISE book celebrates 20 years of DOE impact

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    Notable cleanup sites include East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Rocky Flats weapons production plant located near Denver, Colo., and the Hanford Site in...

  2. A Toolkit of Mechanism and Context Independent Widgets

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    Crease, M.C.

    Crease,M.C. Gray,P.D. Brewster,S.A. Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (Workshop 8, ICSE 2000), Limerick Academic Press

  3. Automatic volume control for auditory interfaces

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    Brewster, S.A.

    Brewster,S.A. Crossan,A. Crease,M.C. Volume II Proceedings of BCS HCI 2000 (Sunderland, UK) pp 17-18 Academic Press

  4. Study of element interaction in thermoacoustic engines. Annual report, 1 October 1992-30 September 1993

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    Raspet, R.; Bass, H.E.

    1993-11-13

    The physical understanding of thermoacoustic engines has progressed rapidly in the past five years. The general performance of prime movers and refrigerators is now reasonably well understood and documented. There are, however, notable discrepancies between theory and experiment, especially at large acoustic amplitudes. The discrepancies are typically attributed to non-linear terms not included in the theory. Acoustic streaming is often mentioned as the culprit and this may well be the case. There is evidence, however, that interactions between elements in the engine are at least partially responsible for the differences. This is illustrated, for example, by Swift's observation that the heat exchanger appears to be effective over larger acoustic displacements than simple geometric arguments predict. Additional element interactions will arise when a thermoacoustic prime mover and a refrigerator are placed in the same acoustic cavity. This three year project centers on studies of different thermoacoustic element geometries.

  5. Afterglow Light Curves of Jetted Gamma-ray Burst Ejecta in Stellar Winds

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    X. F. Wu; Z. G. Dai; Y. F. Huang; H. T. Ma

    2004-12-01

    Optical and radio afterglows arising from the shocks by relativistic conical ejecta running into pre-burst massive stellar winds are revisited. Under the homogeneous thin-shell approximation and a realistic treatment for the lateral expansion of jets, our results show that a notable break exists in the optical light curve in most cases we calculated in which the physical parameters are varied within reasonable ranges. For a relatively tenuous wind which cannot decelerate the relativistic jet to cause a light curve break within days, the wind termination shock due to the ram pressure of the surrounding medium occurs at a small radius, namely, a few times 10^{17} cm. In such a structured wind environment, the jet will pass through the wind within several hours and run into the outer uniform dense medium. The resulting optical light curve flattens with a shallower drop after the jet encounters the uniform medium, and then declines deeply, triggered by runaway lateral expansion.

  6. Haldane Quantum Hall Effect for Light in a Dynamically Modulated Array of Resonators

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    Minkov, Momchil

    2015-01-01

    Topological insulators have attracted abundant attention for a variety of reasons -- notably, the possibility for lossless energy transport through edge states `protected' against disorder. Topological effects like the Quantum Hall state can be induced through a gauge field, which is however hard to create in practice, especially for charge-neutral particles. One way to induce an effective gauge potential is through a dynamic, time-periodic modulation of the lattice confining such particles. In this way, the Haldane Quantum Hall effect was recently observed in a cold atom system. Here, we show how this same effect can be induced for light confined to a lattice of identical optical resonators, using an on-site modulation of the resonant frequencies. We further demonstrate the existence of one-directional edge states immune to back-scattering losses, and discuss the possibilities for a practical implementation, which would enable slow-light devices of unprecedented quality.

  7. Haldane Quantum Hall Effect for Light in a Dynamically Modulated Array of Resonators

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    Momchil Minkov; Vincenzo Savona

    2015-07-16

    Topological insulators have attracted abundant attention for a variety of reasons -- notably, the possibility for lossless energy transport through edge states `protected' against disorder. Topological effects like the Quantum Hall state can be induced through a gauge field, which is however hard to create in practice, especially for charge-neutral particles. One way to induce an effective gauge potential is through a dynamic, time-periodic modulation of the lattice confining such particles. In this way, the Haldane Quantum Hall effect was recently observed in a cold atom system. Here, we show how this same effect can be induced for light confined to a lattice of identical optical resonators, using an on-site modulation of the resonant frequencies. We further demonstrate the existence of one-directional edge states immune to back-scattering losses, and discuss the possibilities for a practical implementation, which would enable slow-light devices of unprecedented quality.

  8. Do they agree? Bibliometric evaluation vs informed peer review in the Italian research assessment exercise

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    Alberto, Baccini

    2015-01-01

    During the Italian research assessment exercise, the national agency ANVUR performed an experiment to assess agreement between grades obtained through informed peer review (IR) and bibliometrics. A sample was evaluated by using both methods and concordance was analyzed by weighted Cohen's kappas. According to ANVUR results indicated an overall "more than adequate" agreement which "fully justifies" the choice of using jointly both techniques in the assessment. However, according to available statistical guidelines for kappa values, the degree of agreement has to be interpreted, for all research fields, as poor or, in a few cases, as, at most, fair. The only notable exception is Area 13 (economics and statistics) and its sub-areas, showing moderate agreement. However, a statistical meta-analysis rejects the hypothesis that kappas from Area 13 share the same distribution as those from the other areas. In fact, a scrutiny of the experiment protocol adopted by the Area 13 panel highlights substantial modifications...

  9. BPA headquarters now 'gold certified' for sustainability

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    tanks. Other notable accomplishments include electronic recycling, a recycling and composting program that cut waste by 44 percent, electric vehicle charging stations in its...

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

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Zero Energy Ready Home Program: Race to Zero Student Design Competitio...

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    notable success. The goal of this competition is to inspire college students involved in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction management to...

  12. RIPARIAN PLANT WATER RELATIONS ALONG THE NORTH FORK KINGS RIVER, CALIFORNIA1

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    averaged 1.41 m3/s (50 cfs), however they were notably lower in 1987 at 0.7 m3/s (25 cfs). Riparian systems

  13. A 45-year followup study of breast and other cancers in kindred 107 and linkage analysis of candidate loci

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    Goldgar, D.E.; Neuhausen, S.L.; Ward, J.H.

    1994-09-01

    One of the earliest large kindreds with inherited susceptibility to breast cancer was reported by Gardner and Stephens in 1950. This family, denoted K107, was ascertained in 1947 by a genetics student with two great aunts who died of breast cancer in their 40`s. Subsequent clinical and genealogical follow-up identified 7 additional cases of early-onset breast cancer. The family was updated several times, most notably in 1980. For the present study K107 was recently reinvestigated and over 75 blood samples gathered for genotyping. The kindred now contains 38 cases of female breast cancer, 3 cases of male breast cancer, and 6 cases of ovarian cancer, 18 of which have been identified since the 1980 report. Examination of the obligate carriers demonstrates that that gene responsible for the breast and ovarian cancer in K107 is highly penetrant. Other cancers appear to be associated with expression of this gene, most notably prostate cancer, melanoma, and uterine cancer. Linkage to the BRCA1 region in K107 was excluded based upon the analysis of genotypings at four loci covering the BRCA1 gene on chromosome 17q has been excluded in this family, using four highly polymorphic markers in the BRCA1 region (multipoint LOD score -3.27). Eight other candidate breast cancer susceptibility genes and candidate regions, including p53 and ESR have also been tested for linkage and excluded. Studies to formally re-estimate penetrance and test for excesses of all cancer sites and a genomic search in this family are in progress.

  14. Two-photon Absorption In Quantum Dots,quantum Dashes And Related Materials

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    Jain, Ravinder

    2009-08-31

    We have proposed the use of USQDs for various deep-tissue biological imaging applications, notably wavelength-multiplexed multicolor imaging and intra-nuclear studies such as those involving cell apoptosis, and have studied the issue of maximizing two-photon absorption-induced fluorescence (TPAF) signals from CdSe/ZnS USQDs to be used for this application. In particular, using 2 nm USQDs, we have shown that the TPAF signal at 780 nm is ~ 8 times that at 850 nm and 68 times that at 900 nm, two wavelengths that have been used in previous studies using CdSe/ZnS SQDs for deep-tissue imaging of biological studies via TPAF .

  15. Gap anisotropy and universal pairing scale in a spin-fluctuation model of cuprate superconductors 

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    Abanov, Artem; Chubukov, A. V.; Norman, M. R.

    2008-01-01

    increases with u, passes through a broad maximum at u?1, and then de- creases eventually as 1 /u. 0 1 2 3 4 5 u 0 5 10 15 20 T*x1 03 (v F /a ) ?/a=40 ?/a=20 ?/a=10 ?/a=4.8 ?/a=2.4 PaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaint...Proc PaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProc PaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProc PaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProc PaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProc PaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaintProcPaint...

  16. 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)

    2005-07-15

    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.

  17. 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

    2009-09-16

    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.

  18. Control of the stability and soliton formation of dipole moments in a nonlinear plasmonic finite nanoparticle array

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    Mai, Zhijie; Li, Yongyao; Zhu, Xing; Liu, Yikun; Li, Juntao

    2014-01-01

    We perform numerical analysis of a finite nanoparticle array, in which the transversal dipolar polarizations are excited by a homogenous optical field. Considering the linearly long-range dipole-dipole interaction and the cubic dipole nonlinearity of particle, the characteristics of stability of a finite number nanoparticle array should be revised, compared with that of an infinite number nanoparticle array. A critical point in the low branch of the bistable curve is found, beyond which the low branch becomes unstable for a finite number of nanoparticles. The influence of the external field intensities and detuning frequencies on this critical point are investigated in detail. When the total number of particles approaches infinity, our results become similar to that of an infinity number particle system [cf. Ref.32]. Notably, with appropriate external optical field, a dark dipole soliton is formed. Moreover, when the scaled detuning is set to an appropriate value, a double monopole dark soliton (DMDS) consist...

  19. 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; Li Luhua; Chen Ying; Cowie, Bruce C. C.

    2013-05-15

    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.

  20. Metabolic effects of 5?-reductase inhibition in humans 

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    Upreti, Rita

    2013-07-06

    5?-reductases (5?Rs) catalyse reduction of 4-pregnene steroids, most notably the androgen testosterone to its more potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Well-characterised isozymes of 5?R are designated 5?R1 and ...

  1. Loading rate dependence of permeability evolution in porous aeolian sandstones 

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    Ojala, Ira O; Ngwenya, Bryne T; Main, Ian G

    2004-01-01

    Mechanical properties of rocks are characterized by their notable dependence on the applied deformation rate. However, little is known about the strain rate dependence of fluid flow properties since most laboratory tests ...

  2. Reading the Tea Leaves: How Utilities in the West Are Managing Carbon Regulatory Risk in their Resource Plans

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    Barbose, Galen

    2008-01-01

    CCGT with CCS, and nuclear power. Utilities’ considerationCCS, CCGT with CCS, and nuclear power, so that utilities canmost notably, new nuclear power and CCS – play a relatively

  3. 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.

    2012-02-01

    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.

  4. 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

    2009-01-01

    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...

  5. MANAGING BERYLLIUM IN NUCLEAR FACILITY APPLICATIONS

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    R. Rohe; T. N. Tranter

    2011-12-01

    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.

  6. Heterodimerization of Propylene and Vinylarenes: Functional Group Compatibility in a Highly Efcient

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    RajanBabu, T. V. "Babu"

    such as CO, HCN, ethylene and other simple ole®ns for the synthe- sis of key chemical intermediates with substrates having Lewis basic centers. Among the other notable hydrovinylation conditions is a palladium

  7. 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 ...

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

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    Keten, Sinan

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Maner, Ashley Meredith

    1999-01-01

    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...

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

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    Ferng, Jennifer Hsiao-Mei

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  11. Land use change in Maasailand drivers, dynamics and impacts on largeherbivores and agro-pastoralism 

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    Msoffe, Fortunata Urban

    2010-11-24

    The Maasailand of Kenya and Tanzania supports one of the richest wildlife populations remaining on Earth. However, over the last century, Maasailand has experienced land transformation notably through conversion of former ...

  12. Bioengineered Probes for Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Nervous System

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    Hsieh, Vivian

    The development of molecular imaging probes has changed the nature of neurobiological research. Some of the most notable successes have involved the use of biological engineering techniques for the creation of fluorescent ...

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

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    Androutsopoulos, Vasilis P.; Kanavouras, Konstantinos; Tsatsakis, Aristidis M.

    2011-11-15

    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.

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

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    Anderson, Aaron D.

    2010-12-17

    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 ...

  15. The occurrence, habitat use, and behavior of sharks and rays associating with topographic highs in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico 

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    Childs, Jeffrey Nathaniel

    2001-01-01

    , an array of topographic highs comprising submerged hard-banks and reefs, and offshore petroleum platforms are notable. Among these features are the Flower Garden Banks, the northernmost coral reef communities on the North American continental shelf, where...

  16. The effects of spark ignition parameters on the lean burn limit of natural gas combustion in an internal combustion engine 

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    Chlubiski, Vincent Daniel

    1997-01-01

    efficiency degraded with a higher compression ratio. Single and multi-variant linear regressions were studied between the A/F lean limit and the spark electrical characteristics. The only statistically significant and notable finding was a multi...

  17. Innovations in subsea technology. [Poseidon

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    Booth, D.

    1986-02-01

    The progress of subsea production technology has been punctuated from the beginning by notable achievements which stand out like billboards along a winding highway. At each twist and turn another successful innovation heaves into view, soon to be forgotten as its advantages are absorbed into the industry. This article traces those advances from 1960 to the present time. Particular attention is given to the Poseidon underwater production system. Its success relies on the pumping and transport of hydrocarbons and water in multiphase flow through a submarine pipeline from a totally submerged production system. Power for the pump is by submarine cable laid from the shore. Thus, processing would become a land-based operation, and platforms would be a thing of the past. Poseidon will comprise: A group of subsea completions; Flow lines linking the wells to the subsea station; A subsea station built on modular lines; A multiphase submarine export line; Remote control from shore for all subsea functions; A dedicated onshore power station; A submarine power cable. According to the sponsors of Poseidon, the technical cost per barrel will be two to three times less than conventional platforms. The system is also relatively weather insensitive. Operational limits are currently seen as 130 miles from shore and 1,300 ft water depth.

  18. Correlative Electron and Fluorescence Microscopy of Magnetotactic Bacteria in Liquid: Toward In Vivo Imaging

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    Woehl, Taylor J.; Kashyap, Sanjay; Firlar, Emre; Perez-Gonzalez, Teresa; Faivre, Damien; Trubitsyn, Denis; Bazylinski, Dennis A.; Prozorov, Tanya

    2014-10-31

    Magnetotactic bacteria biomineralize ordered chains of uniform, membrane-bound magnetite or greigite nanocrystals that exhibit nearly perfect crystal structures and species-specific morphologies. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is a critical technique for providing information regarding the organization of cellular and magnetite structures in these microorganisms. However, conventional TEM can only be used to image air-dried or vitrified bacteria removed from their natural environment. Here we present a correlative scanning TEM (STEM) and fluorescence microscopy technique for imaging viable cells of Magnetospirillum magneticum strain AMB-1 in liquid using an in situ fluid cell TEM holder. Fluorescently labeled cells were immobilized on microchip windowmore »surfaces and visualized in a fluid cell with STEM, followed by correlative fluorescence imaging to verify their membrane integrity. Notably, the post-STEM fluorescence imaging indicated that the bacterial cell wall membrane did not sustain radiation damage during STEM imaging at low electron dose conditions. We investigated the effects of radiation damage and sample preparation on the bacteria viability and found that approximately 50% of the bacterial membranes remained intact after an hour in the fluid cell, decreasing to ~30% after two hours. These results represent a first step toward in vivo studies of magnetite biomineralization in magnetotactic bacteria.« less

  19. Correlative Electron and Fluorescence Microscopy of Magnetotactic Bacteria in Liquid: Toward In Vivo Imaging

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    Woehl, Taylor J.; Kashyap, Sanjay; Firlar, Emre; Perez-Gonzalez, Teresa; Faivre, Damien; Trubitsyn, Denis; Bazylinski, Dennis A.; Prozorov, Tanya

    2014-10-31

    Magnetotactic bacteria biomineralize ordered chains of uniform, membrane-bound magnetite or greigite nanocrystals that exhibit nearly perfect crystal structures and species-specific morphologies. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is a critical technique for providing information regarding the organization of cellular and magnetite structures in these microorganisms. However, conventional TEM can only be used to image air-dried or vitrified bacteria removed from their natural environment. Here we present a correlative scanning TEM (STEM) and fluorescence microscopy technique for imaging viable cells of Magnetospirillum magneticum strain AMB-1 in liquid using an in situ fluid cell TEM holder. Fluorescently labeled cells were immobilized on microchip window surfaces and visualized in a fluid cell with STEM, followed by correlative fluorescence imaging to verify their membrane integrity. Notably, the post-STEM fluorescence imaging indicated that the bacterial cell wall membrane did not sustain radiation damage during STEM imaging at low electron dose conditions. We investigated the effects of radiation damage and sample preparation on the bacteria viability and found that approximately 50% of the bacterial membranes remained intact after an hour in the fluid cell, decreasing to ~30% after two hours. These results represent a first step toward in vivo studies of magnetite biomineralization in magnetotactic bacteria.

  20. 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

    2014-01-01

    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.

  1. 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)

    2014-04-15

    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.

  2. Motion in alternative theories of gravity

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    Gilles Esposito-Farese

    2009-05-15

    Although general relativity (GR) passes all present experimental tests with flying colors, it remains important to study alternative theories of gravity for several theoretical and phenomenological reasons that we recall in these lecture notes. The various possible ways of modifying GR are presented, and we notably show that the motion of massive bodies may be changed even if one assumes that matter is minimally coupled to the metric as in GR. This is illustrated with the particular case of scalar-tensor theories of gravity, whose Fokker action is discussed, and we also mention the consequences of the no-hair theorem on the motion of black holes. The finite size of the bodies modifies their motion with respect to pointlike particles, and we give a simple argument showing that the corresponding effects are generically much larger in alternative theories than in GR. We also discuss possible modifications of Newtonian dynamics (MOND) at large distances, which have been proposed to avoid the dark matter hypothesis. We underline that all the previous classes of alternatives to GR may a priori be used to predict such a phenomenology, but that they generically involve several theoretical and experimental difficulties.

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

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

    2000-12-06

    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.

  4. Understanding Jet Energy Loss with Angular Correlation Studies in PHENIX

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    J. A. Hanks

    2010-05-10

    Angular correlation studies provide powerful insight into the energy loss of hard scattered partons as they traverse the partonic medium produced in heavy ion collisions at RHIC. These results are generally compared to jet correlations in p+p collsisions where all correlation strength is attributed to vacuum fragmentation. Strong modification to di-jet correlations has been observed in A+A collisions at RHIC, most notably for the away side jet. Many different effects, including the opacity of the medium, its response to energy deposited by partons as they propagate, and modifications to the parton fragmentation, are involved in producing the final correlation stuctures. Understanding the interplay between these various effects is essential to developing a complete picture of the medium. Measurements of jet correlations involving direct photons provide a unique probe of jet fragmentation effects, as photons are not strongly interacting. Additionally, systematic studies of the away side structure as a function of $p_{T}$, as well as attempts to include additional high $p_{T}$ trigger requirements, can help to distinguish different energy loss mechanisms. We discuss recent PHENIX results from these detailed studies of jet correlations in A+A and p+p collisions.

  5. Monitoring pavement response and performance using in-situ instrumentation

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    Chen, D.H.; Bilyeu, J.; Hugo, F.

    1999-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present the effectiveness of in-situ instrumentation on diagnosing the pavement layer conditions under full-scale accelerated traffic loading. The test section is an in-service pavement (US281) in Jacksboro, Texas. Multi-Depth Deflectometers (MDDs) are used to measure both permanent deformations and transient deflections, caused by accelerated traffic loading and Falling Weight Deflectometers (MDDs) are used to measure both permanent deformations and transient deflections, caused by accelerated traffic loading and Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) tests. Four different FWD loads of 25, 40, 52, and 67 kN were applied in close proximity to the MDDs at various traffic loading intervals to determine pavement conditions. It was found that the majority of rutting occurred in the newly recycled asphalt mix. The aged ({gt}40 years) underlying base and subgrade layers contributed less than 30% to overall rutting. Only the top recycled Asphalt layer underwent notable deterioration due to traffic loading. Up to 1.5 million axle repetitions, the test pad responded to FWD load almost linearly, not only over the whole pavement system but also within individual layers. However, under higher FWD loads, the percentage of total deflection contributed by the subgrade increased.

  6. Emissions Benefits of Distributed Generation in the Texas Market

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    Hadley, SW

    2005-06-16

    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.

  7. Quantum information and information loss in General Relativity

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    G. 't Hooft

    1995-09-26

    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.

  8. Invited review: Clogging of granular materials in bottlenecks

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    Iker Zuriguel

    2014-12-18

    During the past decades, notable improvements have been achieved in the understanding of static and dynamic properties of granular materials, giving rise to appealing new concepts like jamming, force chains, non-local rheology or the inertial number. The `saltcellar' can be seen as a canonical example of the characteristic features displayed by granular materials: an apparently smooth flow is interrupted by the formation of a mesoscopic structure (arch) above the outlet that causes a quick dissipation of all the kinetic energy within the system. In this manuscript, I will give an overview of this field paying special attention to the features of statistical distributions appearing in the clogging and unclogging processes. These distributions are essential to understand the problem and allow subsequent study of topics such as the influence of particle shape, the structure of the clogging arches and the possible existence of a critical outlet size above which the outpouring will never stop. I shall finally offer some hints about general ideas that can be explored in the next few years.

  9. Testing particle trapping in transition disks with ALMA

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    Pinilla, P; Pérez, L M; van Dishoeck, E F; Andrews, S; Birnstiel, T; Herczeg, G; Pontoppidan, K M; van Kempen, T

    2015-01-01

    We present new ALMA continuum observations at 336 GHz of two transition disks, SR 21 and HD 135344B. In combination with previous ALMA observations from Cycle 0 at 689 GHz, we compare the visibility profiles at the two frequencies and calculate the spectral index ($\\alpha_{\\rm{mm}}$). The observations of SR 21 show a clear shift in the visibility nulls, indicating radial variations of the inner edge of the cavity at the two wavelengths. Notable radial variations of the spectral index are also detected for SR 21 with values of $\\alpha_{\\rm{mm}}\\sim3.8-4.2$ in the inner region ($r\\lesssim35$ AU) and $\\alpha_{\\rm{mm}}\\sim2.6-3.0$ outside. An axisymmetric ring ("ring model") or a ring with the addition of an azimuthal Gaussian profile, for mimicking a vortex structure ("vortex model"), is assumed for fitting the disk morphology. For SR 21, the ring model better fits the emission at 336 GHz, conversely the vortex model better fits the 689 GHz emission. For HD 135344B, neither a significant shift in the null of the...

  10. Analysis and optimization of an active damping vehicle suspension subjected to random roadway disturbances 

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    Coker, Christopher Franklin

    1992-01-01

    square stroke. rate at w 'c in r hi h ' creasing passive damp g damping reduces the 0. 5 1 Ba/Ban ""i"- K/Kn 2 2. 5 K n s usrs stroke vs. Bs snd Fig. 9 y- Sk -hook model mean square s nofBaan, o d K, h lding Bp constant at Bpn. a h of stroke as a... of passive damping, variations in active damp' g in have little influence on tire- force variation. 1. 4 F/Fn 1. 2 0. 8 K/Kn 0. 5 ', 1 1. 5 ' 1 Ba/Bpn 2 Flg. tz Sky-frock model mean square tire force variation vs. Ba and K Figure 12 is a graph...

  11. The microbe-mediated mechanisms affecting topsoil carbon stock in Tibetan grasslands

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    Yue, Haowei; Wang, Mengmeng; Wang, Shiping; Gilbert, Jack A.; Sun, Xin; Wu, Linwei; Lin, Qiaoyan; Hu, Yigang; Li, Xiangzhen; He, Zhili; Zhou, Jizhong; Yang, Yunfeng

    2015-02-17

    Warming has been shown to cause soil carbon (C) loss in northern grasslands owing to accelerated microbial decomposition that offsets increased grass productivity. Yet, a multi-decadal survey indicated that the surface soil C stock in Tibetan alpine grasslands remained relatively stable. To investigate this inconsistency, we analyzed the feedback responses of soil microbial communities to simulated warming by soil transplant in Tibetan grasslands. Microbial functional diversity decreased in response to warming, whereas microbial community structure did not correlate with changes in temperature. The relative abundance of catabolic genes associated with nitrogen (N) and C cycling decreased with warming, most notably in genes encoding enzymes associated with more recalcitrant C substrates. By contrast, genes associated with C fixation increased in relative abundance. The relative abundance of genes associated with urease, glutamate dehydrogenase and ammonia monoxygenase (ureC, gdh and amoA) were significantly correlated with N2O efflux. These results suggest that unlike arid/semiarid grasslands, Tibetan grasslands maintain negative feedback mechanisms that preserve terrestrial C and N pools. To examine whether these trends were applicable to the whole plateau, we included these measurements in a model and verified that topsoil C stocks remained relatively stable. Thus, by establishing linkages between microbial metabolic potential and soil biogeochemical processes, we conclude that long-term C loss in Tibetan grasslands is ameliorated by a reduction in microbial decomposition of recalcitrant C substrates.

  12. Effects of spiral arms on star formation in nuclear rings of barred-spiral galaxies

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    Seo, Woo-Young; Kim, Woong-Tae, E-mail: seowy@astro.snu.ac.kr, E-mail: wkim@astro.snu.ac.kr [Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe (CEOU), Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-09-01

    We use hydrodynamic simulations to study the effect of spiral arms on the star formation rate (SFR) in nuclear rings of barred-spiral galaxies. We find that spiral arms can be an efficient means of gas transport from the outskirts to the central parts, provided that the arms are rotating slower than the bar. While the ring star formation in models with no arms or corotating arms is active only during around the bar growth phase, arm-driven gas accretion both significantly enhances and prolongs the ring star formation in models with slow-rotating arms. The arm-enhanced SFR is larger by a factor of ?3-20 than in the no-arm model, with larger values corresponding to stronger and slower arms. Arm-induced mass inflows also make dust lanes stronger. Nuclear rings in slow-arm models are ?45% larger than in the no-arm counterparts. Star clusters that form in a nuclear ring exhibit an age gradient in the azimuthal direction only when the SFR is small, whereas no notable age gradient is found in the radial direction for models with arm-induced star formation.

  13. Next-Generation Photovoltaic Technologies in the United States: Preprint

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    McConnell, R.; Matson, R.

    2004-06-01

    This paper describes highlights of exploratory research into next-generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) through its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the purpose of finding disruptive or ''leap frog'' technologies that may leap ahead of conventional PV in energy markets. The most recent set of 14 next-generation PV projects, termed Beyond the Horizon PV, will complete their third year of research this year. The projects tend to take two notably different approaches: high-efficiency solar cells that are presently too expensive, or organic solar cells having potential for low cost although efficiencies are currently too low. We will describe accomplishments for several of these projects. As prime examples of what these last projects have accomplished, researchers at Princeton University recently reported an organic solar cell with 5% efficiency (not yet NREL-verified). And Ohio State University scientists recently demonstrated an 18% (NREL-verified) single-junction GaAs solar cell grown on a low-cost silicon substrate. We also completed an evaluation of proposals for the newest set of exploratory research projects, but we are unable to describe them in detail until funding becomes available to complete the award process.

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

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    Arthur Hebecker; James Unwin

    2014-09-23

    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.

  15. Towards Direct Simulation of Future Tropical Cyclone Statistics in a High-Resolution Global Atmospheric Model

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    Wehner, Michael F.; Bala, G.; Duffy, Phillip; Mirin, Arthur A.; Romano, Raquel

    2010-01-01

    We present a set of high-resolution global atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) simulations focusing on the model's ability to represent tropical storms and their statistics. We find that the model produces storms of hurricane strength with realistic dynamical features. We also find that tropical storm statistics are reasonable, both globally and in the north Atlantic, when compared to recent observations. The sensitivity of simulated tropical storm statistics to increases in sea surface temperature (SST) is also investigated, revealing that a credible late 21st century SST increase produced increases in simulated tropical storm numbers and intensities in all ocean basins. Whilemore »this paper supports previous high-resolution model and theoretical findings that the frequency of very intense storms will increase in a warmer climate, it differs notably from previous medium and high-resolution model studies that show a global reduction in total tropical storm frequency. However, we are quick to point out that this particular model finding remains speculative due to a lack of radiative forcing changes in our time-slice experiments as well as a focus on the Northern hemisphere tropical storm seasons.« less

  16. Accelerated Evolution of Conserved Noncoding Sequences in theHuman Genome

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    Prambhakar, Shyam; Noonan, James P.; Paabo, Svante; Rubin, EdwardM.

    2006-07-06

    Genomic comparisons between human and distant, non-primatemammals are commonly used to identify cis-regulatory elements based onconstrained sequence evolution. However, these methods fail to detect"cryptic" functional elements, which are too weakly conserved amongmammals to distinguish from nonfunctional DNA. To address this problem,we explored the potential of deep intra-primate sequence comparisons. Wesequenced the orthologs of 558 kb of human genomic sequence, coveringmultiple loci involved in cholesterol homeostasis, in 6 nonhumanprimates. Our analysis identified 6 noncoding DNA elements displayingsignificant conservation among primates, but undetectable in more distantcomparisons. In vitro and in vivo tests revealed that at least three ofthese 6 elements have regulatory function. Notably, the mouse orthologsof these three functional human sequences had regulatory activity despitetheir lack of significant sequence conservation, indicating that they arecryptic ancestral cis-regulatory elements. These regulatory elementscould still be detected in a smaller set of three primate speciesincluding human, rhesus and marmoset. Since the human and rhesus genomesequences are already available, and the marmoset genome is activelybeing sequenced, the primate-specific conservation analysis describedhere can be applied in the near future on a whole-genome scale, tocomplement the annotation provided by more distant speciescomparisons.

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

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    Go, Veronica, 1976-

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  18. Secretary Steven Chu's Remarks as Prepared for Delivery at the...

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    . before you forget what I've said. Here are two visions of the future. In one future, Europe and Asia, most notably China, lead in clean energy technologies. In 2058, the United...

  19. Managing Research Data in Big Science

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    Norman Gray; Tobia Carozzi; Graham Woan

    2012-07-17

    The project which led to this report was funded by JISC in 2010--2011 as part of its 'Managing Research Data' programme, to examine the way in which Big Science data is managed, and produce any recommendations which may be appropriate. Big science data is different: it comes in large volumes, and it is shared and exploited in ways which may differ from other disciplines. This project has explored these differences using as a case-study Gravitational Wave data generated by the LSC, and has produced recommendations intended to be useful variously to JISC, the funding council (STFC) and the LSC community. In Sect. 1 we define what we mean by 'big science', describe the overall data culture there, laying stress on how it necessarily or contingently differs from other disciplines. In Sect. 2 we discuss the benefits of a formal data-preservation strategy, and the cases for open data and for well-preserved data that follow from that. This leads to our recommendations that, in essence, funders should adopt rather light-touch prescriptions regarding data preservation planning: normal data management practice, in the areas under study, corresponds to notably good practice in most other areas, so that the only change we suggest is to make this planning more formal, which makes it more easily auditable, and more amenable to constructive criticism. In Sect. 3 we briefly discuss the LIGO data management plan, and pull together whatever information is available on the estimation of digital preservation costs. The report is informed, throughout, by the OAIS reference model for an open archive.

  20. 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)

    1992-01-01

    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.

  1. Frustration and Packing in Curved-Filament Assemblies: From Isometric to Isomorphic Bundles

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    Gregory M. Grason

    2013-01-21

    Densely-packed bundles of biological filaments (filamentous proteins) are common and critical structural elements in range of biological materials. While most bundles form from intrinsically straight filaments, there are notable examples of protein filaments possessing a natural, or intrinsic, curvature, such as the helical bacterial flagellum. We study the non-linear interplay between thermodynamic preference for dense and regular inter-filament packing and the mechanical preference for uniform filament shape in bundles of helically-curved filaments. Geometric constraints in bundles make perfect inter-filament (constant spacing, or isometric) packing incompatible with perfect intra-filament (constant shape, or isomorphic) packing. As a consequence, we predict that bundle packing exhibits a strong sensitivity to bundle size, evolving from the isometric packing at small radii to an isomorphic packing at large radii. The nature of the transition between these extremal states depends on thermodynamic costs of packing distortion, with packing in elastically-constrained bundles evolving smoothly with size, while packing in osmotically-compressed bundles may exhibit a singular transition from the isometric packing at a finite bundle radius. We consider the equilibrium assembly of bundles in a saturated solution of filaments and show that mechanical cost of isomorphic packing leads to self-limited equilibrium bundle diameters, whose size and range of thermodynamic stability depend both on condensation mechanism, as well as the helical geometry of filaments.

  2. Generalized entering coefficients: A criterion for foam stability against oil in porous media

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    Bergeron, V.; Fagan, M.E.; Radke, C.J.

    1993-09-01

    The unique mobility-control properties of foam in porous media make it an attractive choice as an injection fluid for enhanced oil recovery. Unfortunately, in many cases oil has a major destabilizing effect on foam. Therefore, it is important to understand how oil destabilizes foam and what surfactant properties lead to increased stability against oil. To explain the stability of foam in porous media in the presence of oil, we generalize the ideas of spreading and entering behavior using Frumkin-Deryaguin wetting theory. This formulation overcomes the inherent deficiencies in the classical spreading and entering coefficients used to explain foam stability against oil. We find that oil-tolerant foam can be produced by making the oil surface ``water wet``. To test our theoretical ideas, we measure foam-flow resistance through 45--70 {mu}m glass beadpacks, surface and interfacial tensions, and disjoining pressure isotherms for foam and pseudoemulsion films for a variety of surfactant/oil systems. Most notably, we measure pseudoemulsion-film disjoining pressure isotherms for the first time and directly establish that pseudoemulsion film stability controls the stability of the foam in the systems we tested. Moreover, we demonstrate the correspondence between stable pseudoemulsion films, negative entering behavior, and oil-tolerant foams.

  3. Transport of thermal neutrons in D/sub 2/O in the temperature Range 5 to 60/sup 0/C based on a new scattering kernel

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    Bansal, R.M.; Kothari, L.S.; Tewari, S.P.

    1980-10-01

    A new scattering kernel for heavy water has been proposed. The kernel takes into account the chemical binding energy effects and also includes the rotational and intramolecular vibrational modes. Using this scattering kernel, various neutron transport processes in the temperature range 5 to 60/sup 0/C have been studied and compared with the corresponding experimental results. The calculated results include total neutron scattering cross section at 20/sup 0/C; asymptotic decay of neutron pulses in the temperature range 5 to 60/sup 0/C and temperature variation of the diffusion coefficient and diffusion cooling coefficient; timedependent spectra inside finite-sized assemblies of heavy water at 20 and 43.3/sup 0/C thermalization time; and diffusion length and space-dependent study in pure and poisoned assemblies of heavy water. The calculated results are in good agreement with the experimental results. At some places notable differences are observed between the results obtained using our scattering kernel and those based on the Honeck kernel.

  4. Structure of the protein core of translation initiation factor 2 in apo, GTP-bound and GDP-bound forms

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    Simonetti, Angelita; Fabbretti, Attilio; Hazemann, Isabelle; Jenner, Lasse; Gualerzi, Claudio O.; Klaholz, Bruno P.

    2013-06-01

    The crystal structures of the eubacterial translation initiation factor 2 in apo form and with bound GDP and GTP reveal conformational changes upon nucleotide binding and hydrolysis, notably of the catalytically important histidine in the switch II region. Translation initiation factor 2 (IF2) is involved in the early steps of bacterial protein synthesis. It promotes the stabilization of the initiator tRNA on the 30S initiation complex (IC) and triggers GTP hydrolysis upon ribosomal subunit joining. While the structure of an archaeal homologue (a/eIF5B) is known, there are significant sequence and functional differences in eubacterial IF2, while the trimeric eukaryotic IF2 is completely unrelated. Here, the crystal structure of the apo IF2 protein core from Thermus thermophilus has been determined by MAD phasing and the structures of GTP and GDP complexes were also obtained. The IF2–GTP complex was trapped by soaking with GTP in the cryoprotectant. The structures revealed conformational changes of the protein upon nucleotide binding, in particular in the P-loop region, which extend to the functionally relevant switch II region. The latter carries a catalytically important and conserved histidine residue which is observed in different conformations in the GTP and GDP complexes. Overall, this work provides the first crystal structure of a eubacterial IF2 and suggests that activation of GTP hydrolysis may occur by a conformational repositioning of the histidine residue.

  5. More on loops in reheating: non-gaussianities and tensor power spectrum

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    Katirci, Nihan; Kaya, Ali; Tarman, Merve E-mail: ali.kaya@boun.edu.tr

    2014-06-01

    We consider the single field chaotic m{sup 2}?{sup 2} inflationary model with a period of preheating, where the inflaton decays to another scalar field ? in the parametric resonance regime. In a recent work, one of us has shown that the ? modes circulating in the loops during preheating notably modify the (??) correlation function. We first rederive this result using a different gauge condition hence reconfirm that superhorizon ? modes are affected by the loops in preheating. Further, we examine how ? loops give rise to non-gaussianity and affect the tensor perturbations. For that, all cubic and some higher order interactions involving two ? fields are determined and their contribution to the non-gaussianity parameter f{sub NL} and the tensor power spectrum are calculated at one loop. Our estimates for these corrections show that while a large amount of non-gaussianity can be produced during reheating, the tensor power spectrum receive moderate corrections. We observe that the loop quantum effects increase with more ? fields circulating in the loops indicating that the perturbation theory might be broken down. These findings demonstrate that the loop corrections during reheating are significant and they must be taken into account for precision inflationary cosmology.

  6. 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

    2013-05-01

    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.

  7. 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

    2014-01-01

    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.

  8. Localized Plasticity in the Streamlined Genomes of Vinyl Chloride Respiring Dehalococcoides

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    McMurdie, Paul J.; Behrens, Sebastien F.; Muller, Jochen A.; Goke, Jonathan; Ritalahti, Kirsti M.; Wagner, Ryan; Goltsman, Eugene; Lapidus, Alla; Holmes, Susan; Loffler, Frank E.; Spormann, Alfred M.

    2009-06-30

    Vinyl chloride (VC) is a human carcinogen and widespread priority pollutant. Here we report the first, to our knowledge, complete genome sequences of microorganisms able to respire VC, Dehalococcoides sp. strains VS and BAV1. Notably, the respective VC reductase encoding genes, vcrAB and bvcAB, were found embedded in distinct genomic islands (GEIs) with different predicted integration sites, suggesting that these genes were acquired horizontally and independently by distinct mechanisms. A comparative analysis that included two previously sequenced Dehalococcoides genomes revealed a contextually conserved core that is interrupted by two high plasticity regions (HPRs) near the Ori. These HPRs contain the majority of GEIs and strain-specific genes identified in the four Dehalococcoides genomes, an elevated number of repeated elements including insertion sequences (IS), as well as 91 of 96 rdhAB, genes that putatively encode terminal reductases in organohalide respiration. Only three core rdhA orthologous groups were identified, and only one of these groups is supported by synteny. The low number of core rdhAB, contrasted with the high rdhAB numbers per genome (up to 36 in strain VS), as well as their colocalization with GEIs and other signatures for horizontal transfer, suggests that niche adaptation via organohalide respiration is a fundamental ecological strategy in Dehalococccoides. This adaptation has been exacted through multiple mechanisms of recombination that are mainly confined within HPRs of an otherwise remarkably stable, syntenic, streamlined genome among the smallest of any free-living microorganism.

  9. Stoichiometry effect on the irradiation response in the microstructure of zirconium carbides

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    Young Yang; Wei-Yang Lo; Clayton Dickerson; Todd R. Allen

    2014-11-01

    Zone-refined ultra high pure ZrC with five C/Zr ratios ranging from 0.84 to 1.17 was irradiated using a 2 MeV proton beam at 1125 C. The stoichiometry effect on the irradiation response of ZrC microstructure was examined using transmission electron microscopy following the irradiation. The irradiated microstructures generally feature a high density of perfect dislocation loops particularly at away from the graphite precipitates, and the C/Zr ratio shows a notable effect on the size and density of dislocation loops. The dislocation loops are identified as interstitial type perfect loops, and it was indirectly proved that the dislocation loop core likely consists of carbon atoms. Graphite precipitates that form with excess carbon in the super-stoichiometric ZrC are detrimental, and the dramatic increases in the size of and density of dislocation loops in the vicinity of graphite precipitates in ZrC phase were observed. Irradiationinduced faceted voids were only observed in ZrC0.95, which is attributed to the pre-existing dislocation lines as biased sinks for vacancies.

  10. Competing pairing states for ultracold fermions in optical lattices with an artificial staggered magnetic field

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    Lim, Lih-King; Lazarides, Achilleas; Morais Smith, C.; Hemmerich, Andreas

    2010-07-15

    We study fermionic superfluidity in an ultracold Bose-Fermi mixture loaded into a square optical lattice subjected to a staggered flux. While the bosons form a Bose-Einstein condensate at very low temperature and weak interaction, the interacting fermions experience an additional long-ranged attractive interaction mediated by phonons in the bosonic condensate. This leads us to consider a generalized Hubbard model with on-site and nearest-neighbor attractive interactions, which give rise to two competing pairing channels. We use the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory to determine the regimes where distinct fermionic superfluids are stabilized and find that the nonlocal pairing channel favors a superfluid state which breaks both the gauge and the lattice symmetries, similar to unconventional superconductivity occurring in some strongly correlated systems. Furthermore, the particular structure of the single-particle spectrum leads to unexpected consequences, for example, a dome-shaped superfluid region in the temperature versus filing fraction phase diagram, with a normal phase that contains much richer physics than a Fermi liquid. Notably, the relevant temperature regime and coupling strength are readily accessible in state of the art experiments with ultracold trapped atoms.

  11. Increased bile acids in enterohepatic circulation by short-term calorie restriction in male mice

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    Fu, Zidong Donna; Klaassen, Curtis D.

    2013-12-15

    Previous studies showed glucose and insulin signaling can regulate bile acid (BA) metabolism during fasting or feeding. However, limited knowledge is available on the effect of calorie restriction (CR), a well-known anti-aging intervention, on BA homeostasis. To address this, the present study utilized a “dose–response” model of CR, where male C57BL/6 mice were fed 0, 15, 30, or 40% CR diets for one month, followed by BA profiling in various compartments of the enterohepatic circulation by UPLC-MS/MS technique. This study showed that 40% CR increased the BA pool size (162%) as well as total BAs in serum, gallbladder, and small intestinal contents. In addition, CR “dose-dependently” increased the concentrations of tauro-cholic acid (TCA) and many secondary BAs (produced by intestinal bacteria) in serum, such as tauro-deoxycholic acid (TDCA), DCA, lithocholic acid, ?-muricholic acid (?MCA), and hyodeoxycholic acid. Notably, 40% CR increased TDCA by over 1000% (serum, liver, and gallbladder). Interestingly, 40% CR increased the proportion of 12?-hydroxylated BAs (CA and DCA), which correlated with improved glucose tolerance and lipid parameters. The CR-induced increase in BAs correlated with increased expression of BA-synthetic (Cyp7a1) and conjugating enzymes (BAL), and the ileal BA-binding protein (Ibabp). These results suggest that CR increases BAs in male mice possibly through orchestrated increases in BA synthesis and conjugation in liver as well as intracellular transport in ileum. - Highlights: • Dose response effects of short-term CR on BA homeostasis in male mice. • CR increased the BA pool size and many individual BAs. • CR altered BA composition (increased proportion of 12?-hydroxylated BAs). • Increased mRNAs of BA enzymes in liver (Cyp7a1 and BAL) and ileal BA binding protein.

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

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    2013-06-21

    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 ...

  13. How to Bridge the Culture Gap: How John Dewey’s Aesthetics May Benefit the Local Church 

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    Shockley, Paul Russell

    2012-02-14

    In my personal experience, I have discovered notable aesthetic problems that face many contemporary evangelical churches. In spite of these churches’ best efforts, they fail to bridge the culture gap and foster a meaningful ...

  14. Portland cement mortar modified with latex and fiber glass for thin shell construction 

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    Raymond, Jewell Duane

    1963-01-01

    owners. Thin shell construction began first in Italy and Spain, later spreading to the western hemisphere, notably Mexico. In the United States widespread application of thin shell roof construction has been hampered by the high cost of labor...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 3-D Finite Di erence Modeling for Borehole and Reservoir Applications

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    Krasovec, Mary L.

    2004-01-01

    ERL's in-house nite difference code (Krasovec et al., 2003) has undergone several upgrades in the past year. Most notably, a stretched grid can now be used to greatly reduce the amount of RAM memory needed by certain types ...

  17. The work of vitalism : Murano Togo

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    Tsuneishi, Norihiko

    2010-01-01

    Murano Togo (1891-1984) was a Japanese architect who based his practice in the city of Osaka. Throughout his long career, Murano won numerous awards, most notably the Order of Culture in 1967 presented by the Royal family. ...

  18. Risk-based design of structures for fire 

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    Al-Remal, Ahmad Mejbas

    2013-11-28

    Techniques of performance-based design in fire safety have developed notably in the past two decades. One of the reasons for departing from the prescriptive methods is the ability of performance-based methods to form a ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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

  1. Quality inspection of small diameter polymeric medical tubing and attached wire stent using TAP-NDE and the Gabor Wavelet Transform 

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    Harms, Kent David

    2001-01-01

    the Gabor Wavelet Transform (GWT) that effectively decomposed the digitized waveguide mode enabling identification of defect characteristic frequency tendencies. Three different bond defects were evaluated: tensile pull, needle puncture, and crease...

  2. Seismicity in the Vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the Period October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2006

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    Smith, Ken

    2007-11-26

    This report describes earthquake activity within approximately 65 km of Yucca Mountain site during the October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2006 time period (FY05-06). The FY05-06 earthquake activity will be compared with the historical and more recent period of seismic activity in the Yucca Mountain region. The relationship between the distribution of seismicity and active faults, historical patterns of activity, and rates of earthquakes (number of events and their magnitudes) are important components in the assessment of the seismic hazard for the Yucca Mountain site. Since October 1992 the University of Nevada has compiled a catalog of earthquakes in the Yucca Mountain area. Seismicity reports have identified notable earthquake activity, provided interpretations of the seismotectonics of the region, and documented changes in the character of earthquake activity based on nearly 30 years of site-characterization monitoring. Data from stations in the seismic network in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain is collected and managed at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). Earthquake events are systematically identified and cataloged under Implementing Procedures developed in compliance with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Quality Assurance Program. The earthquake catalog for FY05-06 in the Yucca Mountain region submitted to the Yucca Mountain Technical Data Management System (TDMS) forms the basis of this report.

  3. Evidence of the production of hot hydrogen atoms in RF plasmas by catalytic reactions between hydrogen and oxygen species

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    Jonathan Phillips; Chun Ku Chen; Randell Mills

    2005-08-31

    Selective H-atom line broadening was found to be present throughout the volume (13.5 cm ID x 38 cm length) of RF generated H2O plasmas in a GEC cell. Notably, at low pressures (ca. hydrogen was 'hot' with energies greater than 40 eV with a pressure dependence, but only a weak power dependence. The degree of broadening was virtually independent of the position studied within the GEC cell, similar to the recent finding for He/H2 and Ar/H2 plasmas in the same GEC cell. In contrast to the atomic hydrogen lines, no broadening was observed in oxygen species lines at low pressures. Also, in control Xe/H2 plasmas run in the same cell at similar pressures and adsorbed power, no significant broadening of atomic hydrogen, Xe, or any other lines was observed. Stark broadening or acceleration of charged species due to high electric fields can not explain the results since (i) the electron density was insufficient by orders of magnitude, (ii) the RF field was essentially confined to the cathode fall region in contrast to the broadening that was independent of position, and (iii) only the atomic hydrogen lines were broadened. Rather, all of the data is consistent with a model that claims specific, predicted, species can act catalytically through a resonant energy transfer mechanism to create hot hydrogen atoms in plasmas.

  4. New production mechanism for keV sterile neutrino Dark Matter by decays of frozen-in scalars

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    Merle, Alexander [Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Niro, Viviana [Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria and Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Schmidt, Daniel, E-mail: a.merle@soton.ac.uk, E-mail: niro@ecm.ub.edu, E-mail: Daniel.Schmidt@mpi-hd.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2014-03-01

    We propose a new production mechanism for keV sterile neutrino Dark Matter. In our setting, we assume the existence of a scalar singlet particle which never entered thermal equilibrium in the early Universe, since it only couples to the Standard Model fields by a really small Higgs portal interaction. For suitable values of this coupling, the scalar can undergo the so-called freeze-in process, and in this way be efficiently produced in the early Universe. These scalars can then decay into keV sterile neutrinos and produce the correct Dark Matter abundance. While similar settings in which the scalar does enter thermal equilibrium and then freezes out have been studied previously, the mechanism proposed here is new and represents a versatile extension of the known case. We perform a detailed numerical calculation of the DM production using a set of coupled Boltzmann equations, and we illustrate the successful regions in the parameter space. Our production mechanism notably can even work in models where active-sterile mixing is completely absent.

  5. Scalar dark matter and fermion coannihilations in the radiative seesaw model

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    Klasen, Michael; Yaguna, Carlos E.; Ruiz-Álvarez, José D.; Restrepo, Diego; Zapata, Oscar E-mail: carlos.yaguna@uni-muenster.de E-mail: restrepo@udea.edu.co

    2013-04-01

    By extending the Standard Model with three right-handed neutrinos (N{sub i}) and a second Higgs doublet (H{sub 2}), odd under a Z{sub 2} symmetry, it is possible to explain non-zero neutrino masses and to account for the dark matter. We consider the case where the dark matter is a scalar and study its coannihilations with the right-handed neutrinos. These coannihilations tend to increase, rather than reduce, the dark matter density and they modify in a significant way the viable parameter space of the model. In particular, they allow to satisfy the relic density constraint for dark matter masses well below 500 GeV. The dependence of the relic density on the relevant parameters of the model, such as the dark matter mass, the mass splitting, and the number of coannihilating fermions, is analyzed in detail. We also investigate, via a scan over the parameter space, the new viable regions that are obtained when coannihilations are taken into account. Notably, they feature large indirect detection rates, with (?v) reaching values of order 10{sup ?24}cm{sup 3}s{sup ?1}. Finally, we emphasize that coannihilation effects analogous to those discussed here can be used to reconcile a thermal freeze-out with a large (?v) also in other models of dark matter.

  6. A comprehensive monitoring system for damage identification and location in large structural and mechanical systems

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    Farrar, C.R.; Doebling, S.W.; Prime, M.B. [and others

    1998-11-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This project has focused on developing and experimentally verifying a suite of analytical tools for identifying the onset of damage in structural and mechanical systems from changes in their vibration characteristics. A MATLAB-based computer code referred to as Damage Identification And Modal Analysis of Data (DIAMOND) was developed. The code was then extensively exercised on data obtained from a variety of test structures. The most notable structure was an in situ bridge located ten mile north of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The suite of tools contained in DIAMOND is now being applied to the nuclear weapons enhanced surveillance program and an industrial partner has asked to enter into a partnership so that they can implement routines from DIAMOND into their commercial damage assessment hardware for large civil engineering structures. Because of the large volume of requests from around the world for DIAMOND, it can now be downloaded from the web site: http://esaea-www.esa.lanl.gov/damage{_}id.

  7. 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.

    2014-04-01

    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.

  8. 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

    2014-01-01

    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...

  9. Analysis of loss of off-site power ATWS in VVER-440 concept

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    Hoeppner, G.; Siltanen, P.; Kotro, J.

    1987-01-01

    During 1985 the Finnish state-owned utility Imatran Voima Oy signed a work order with Gesellschaft fuer Reaktorsicherheit mbH of the Federal Republic of Germany (GRS) for the analysis of abnormal transients in a pressurized water reactor (PWR) concept based on a Soviet design. The results of these calculations were intended to be introduced into the licensing process and to support a decision to build such a nuclear power station. A computer model was constructed of the VVER-440 concept, a 500-MW(electric) PWR designed in the USSR and modified for Finland. The ALMOD4 code, developed at GRS, was used for the investigation. The ALMOD4 code is a fast running code for the analysis of operational and abnormal transients in PWRs. Input data were set up to calculate anticipated transients without scram, most notably the loss of off-site power case. One-dimensional neutron kinetics was used to correctly model the neutronics feedback of axially distributed moderator density and fuel temperature in a changing axial power profile. Interlocking signals and the engineered safety systems were modeled to assess the overall systems response to this abnormal transient. Special analytical problems were encountered since a detailed and verified model of the steam generator (SG) with horizontally positioned heat exchanger tubes was not available. Therefore, two bounding calculations were performed with different SG models.

  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: matzner@astro.utoronto.ca [Monash Centre for Astrophysics, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia)

    2013-12-10

    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. 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: Pau.Amaro-Seoane@aei.mpg.de, E-mail: simos@ari.uni-heidelberg.de, E-mail: marc.freitag@gmail.com, E-mail: miller@astro.umd.edu, E-mail: rasio@northwestern.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)

    2014-02-20

    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.

  12. Clusters of proteins in bio-membranes: insights into the roles of interaction potential shapes and of protein diversity

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    Nicolas Meilhac; Nicolas Destainville

    2011-06-07

    It has recently been proposed that proteins embedded in lipidic bio-membranes can spontaneously self-organize into stable small clusters, or membrane nano-domains, due to the competition between short-range attractive and longer-range repulsive forces between proteins, specific to these systems. In this paper, we carry on our investigation, by Monte Carlo simulations, of different aspects of cluster phases of proteins in bio-membranes. First, we compare different long-range potentials (including notably three-body terms) to demonstrate that the existence of cluster phases should be quite generic. Furthermore, a real membrane contains hundreds of different protein species that are far from being randomly distributed in these nano-domains. We take this protein diversity into account by modulating protein-protein interaction potentials both at short and longer range. We confirm theoretical predictions in terms of biological cluster specialization by deciphering how clusters recruit only a few protein species. In this respect, we highlight that cluster phases can turn out to be an advantage at the biological level, for example by enhancing the cell response to external stimuli.

  13. Energy-scales convergence for optimal and robust quantum transport in photosynthetic complexes

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    Masoud Mohseni; Alireza Shabani; Seth Lloyd; Herschel Rabitz

    2012-12-31

    Underlying physical principles for the high efficiency of excitation energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes are not fully understood. Notably, the degree of robustness of these systems for transporting energy is not known considering their realistic interactions with vibrational and radiative environments within the surrounding solvent and scaffold proteins. In this work, we employ an efficient technique to estimate energy transfer efficiency of such complex excitonic systems. We observe that the dynamics of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) complex leads to optimal and robust energy transport due to a convergence of energy scales among all important internal and external parameters. In particular, we show that the FMO energy transfer efficiency is optimum and stable with respect to the relevant parameters of environmental interactions and Frenkel-exciton Hamiltonian including reorganization energy $\\lambda$, bath frequency cutoff $\\gamma$, temperature $T$, bath spatial correlations, initial excitations, dissipation rate, trapping rate, disorders, and dipole moments orientations. We identify the ratio of $\\lambda T/\\gamma\\*g$ as a single key parameter governing quantum transport efficiency, where g is the average excitonic energy gap.

  14. 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)

    2013-07-01

    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)

  15. Temperature dependence of thermal conductivities of coupled rotator lattice and the momentum diffusion in standard map

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    Yunyun Li; Nianbei Li; Baowen Li

    2015-01-29

    In contrary to other 1D momentum-conserving lattices such as the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam $\\beta$ (FPU-$\\beta$) lattice, the 1D coupled rotator lattice is a notable exception which conserves total momentum while exhibits normal heat conduction behavior. The temperature behavior of the thermal conductivities of 1D coupled rotator lattice had been studied in previous works trying to reveal the underlying physical mechanism for normal heat conduction. However, two different temperature behaviors of thermal conductivities have been claimed for the same coupled rotator lattice. These different temperature behaviors also intrigue the debate whether there is a phase transition of thermal conductivities as the function of temperature. In this work, we will revisit the temperature dependent thermal conductivities for the 1D coupled rotator lattice. We find that the temperature dependence follows a power law behavior which is different with the previously found temperature behaviors. Our results also support the claim that there is no phase transition for 1D coupled rotator lattice. We also give some discussion about the similarity of diffusion behaviors between the 1D coupled rotator lattice and the single kicked rotator also called the Chirikov standard map.

  16. 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

    2011-01-01

    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.

  17. Understanding Depth Variation of Deep Seismicity from in situ Measurements of Mineral Strengths at High Pressures

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    Chen, J.

    2010-01-01

    Strengths of major minerals of Earth's mantle have been measured using in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction at high pressures. Analysis of the diffraction peak widths is used to derive the yield strengths. Systematic analysis of the experimental result for olivine, wadsleyite, ringwoodite and perovskite indicates that minerals in the upper mantle, the transition zone and the lower mantle have very distinct strength character. Increasing temperature weakens the upper mantle mineral, olivine, significantly. At high temperature and high pressure, the transition zone minerals, wadsleyite and ringwoodite, have higher strengths than the upper mantle mineral. Among all the minerals studied, the lower mantle mineral, perovskite, has the highest strength. While both the upper mantle and the transition zone minerals show a notable strength drop, the strength of the lower mantle mineral shows just an increase of relaxation rate (no strength drop) when the temperature is increased stepwise by 200 K. The strength characteristics of these major mantle minerals at high pressures and temperatures indicate that yield strength may play a crucial role in defining the profile of deep earthquake occurrence with depth.

  18. Energy-scales convergence for optimal and robust quantum transport in photosynthetic complexes

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    Mohseni, M.; Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 ; Shabani, A.; Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 ; Lloyd, S.; Rabitz, H.

    2014-01-21

    Underlying physical principles for the high efficiency of excitation energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes are not fully understood. Notably, the degree of robustness of these systems for transporting energy is not known considering their realistic interactions with vibrational and radiative environments within the surrounding solvent and scaffold proteins. In this work, we employ an efficient technique to estimate energy transfer efficiency of such complex excitonic systems. We observe that the dynamics of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) complex leads to optimal and robust energy transport due to a convergence of energy scales among all important internal and external parameters. In particular, we show that the FMO energy transfer efficiency is optimum and stable with respect to important parameters of environmental interactions including reorganization energy ?, bath frequency cutoff ?, temperature T, and bath spatial correlations. We identify the ratio of k{sub B}?T/???g as a single key parameter governing quantum transport efficiency, where g is the average excitonic energy gap.

  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. 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...

  1. A unique gene regulatory network resets the human germline epigenome for development

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    Tang, Walfred W. C.; Dietmann, Sabine; Irie, Naoko; Leitch, Harry G.; Floros, Vasileios I.; Bradshaw, Charles R.; Hackett, Jamie A.; Chinnery, Patrick F.; Surani, M. Azim

    2015-06-04

    in neural development (Figure S7C). Comparison of the escapee genes with the NHGRI GWAS catalog revealed characteristic trait and disease associations, such as “obesity-related traits”, “Schizophrenia” and “Multiple sclerosis” (Figure 7C). Notably, some...

  2. Honorary Doctor of Engineering Professor XU Kuangdi

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    Po, Lai-Man

    at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in Britain, then at the Royal Institute of Technology to the fundamentals and technological development of jet metallurgy, with many notable results. He was granted patents

  3. 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

  4. Coloniality and Border(ed) Violence: San Diego, San Ysidro and the U-S///Mexico Border

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    Hernandez, Roberto D

    2010-01-01

    the most notable example being The Alamo. 50 In a relatedwhether the Battle of the Alamo stands as “a moment of gloryLone Star, “Forget the Alamo! ” 52 Not surprisingly, the

  5. Order, disorder, and protein aggregation

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    Gurry, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Protein aggregation underlies a number of human diseases. Most notably, it occurs widely in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. At the molecular level, neurotoxicity is thought to originate ...

  6. Operating System Support for Augmented Reality Applications Loris D'Antoni1

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    overlays on top of reality seen by a user. Today, multiple shipping AR applications exist, most notably received sustained academic attention, which we discuss in Section 4. Today's operating systems provide

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

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    Rutten, Virginia

    2015-03-17

    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 ...

  8. APPLYING A SET-BASED DESIGN APPROACH TO REINFORCING STEEL DESIGN

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    lean practices from the manufacturing and new product development communities, most notably those `lean' in the architecture engineering construction (AEC) industry since the 1990s. They seek to bring........................................................................... 14 1.2.4 Lean Project Delivery

  9. Platts 4th Annual Nuclear Energy Conference | Department of Energy

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    to address this conference. This morning you have heard much about the state of new nuclear power in the U.S. and with some of the notable speakers here, probably everything about...

  10. Computing and Fabricating Multilayer Models Michael Holroyd

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    Popovic, Jovan

    capable of manufacturing 3D objects have seen significant advances in recent years, most notably 3D printing [Dimitrov et al. 2006] and multi- axis milling. However, despite these advances, producing a 3D

  11. Sing a new song: English and Scottish metrical psalmody from 1549?1640 

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    Duguid, Timothy Charles

    2011-11-23

    The Book of Psalms has occupied a privileged place in Christianity from its earliest years, but it was not until the sixteenth century that metrical versifications of the Psalms became popular. Because of the notable ...

  12. 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

  13. This major allows students to work with scientists who explore the structure of matter and how it organizes itself by observing the most elemental forms of

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    Leahy, Richard M.

    the infrared. Notable Courses ASTR 400: The Solar System -- Earth's motions; planets and their satellites Requirements* ASTR 400: The Solar System ASTR 422: Galaxies and Large-Scale Structures in the Universe ASTR

  14. Ion Activities: An Historical and Theoretical Overview1 D. L. SPARKS2

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    acidity, perhapsno othertopicin soil chem- istry has provoked such fierce arguments as the meaning solution. Perhaps no other topic in soil chemistry, with the notable exception of soil acidity, has

  15. Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications 1 (1992) 305-323 Counting and cutting cycles of

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    Chazelle, Bernard

    1992-01-01

    was partially supported by the Office of Naval Research under Grant N00014-87-K-0129, by the National Science, then P precedes Q in this order. Notable examples are the painter's algorithm [7], which `paints

  16. Introduction: Perspectives on Detonation-Based Propulsion DOI: 10.2514/1.26953

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    , and into various stages of the development process. Most notable among these are ram accelerators and pulse microthrusters for orbital orientation to afterburners in jet engines. Despite these efforts involving state

  17. Castro with Carranzista Forces 

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    Unknown

    2011-09-05

    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 ...

  18. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Requirement for New Municipal Buildings As of 2014, Greensburg is home to the most LEED buildings per capita in the U.S. Other notable clean energy achievements include 100% of...

  19. Analysis of the Salmonella regulatory network suggests involvement of SsrB and H-NS in σE-regulated SPI-2 gene expression

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    Li, Jie; Overall, Christopher C.; Nakayasu, Ernesto S.; Kidwai, Afshan S.; Jones, Marcus B.; Johnson, Rudd; Nguyen, Nhu T.; McDermott, Jason E.; Ansong, Charles; Heffron, Fred; et al

    2015-02-10

    The extracytoplasmic functioning sigma factor ?E is known to play an essential role for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to survive and proliferate in macrophages and mice. However, its regulatory network is not well characterized, especially during infection. Here we used microarray to identify genes regulated by ?E in Salmonella grown in three conditions: a nutrient-rich condition and two others that mimic early and late intracellular infection. We found that in each condition ?E regulated different sets of genes, and notably, several global regulators. When comparing nutrient-rich and infection-like conditions, large changes were observed in the expression of genes involved inmore »Salmonella pathogenesis island (SPI)-1 type-three secretion system (TTSS), SPI-2 TTSS, protein synthesis, and stress responses. In total, the expression of 58% of Salmonella genes was affected by ?E in at least one of the three conditions. An important finding is that ?E up-regulates SPI-2 genes, which are essential for Salmonella intracellular survival, by up-regulating SPI-2 activator ssrB expression at the early stage of infection and down-regulating SPI-2 repressor hns expression at a later stage. Moreover, ?E is capable of countering the silencing of H-NS, releasing the expression of SPI-2 genes. This connection between ?E and SPI-2 genes, combined with the global regulatory effect of ?E, may account for the lethality of rpoE-deficient Salmonella in murine infection.« less

  20. 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.

    2011-07-27

    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,more »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.« less

  1. Poisoning of a silica-supported cobalt catalyst due to presence of sulfur impurities in syngas during Fischer-Tropsch: Effects of chelating agent

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    Bambal, Ashish S. [WVU; Guggilla, Vidya S. [WVU; Kugler, Edwin L. [WVU; Gardner, Todd H. [U.S. DOE; Dadyburjor, Dady B. [WVU

    2014-01-01

    The effects of sulfur impurities on the performance of cobalt-based Fischer?Tropsch catalysts are evaluated under industrially relevant operating conditions of temperature, pressure, and impurity levels. Chelating agents (CAs) were used to modify the SiO2 support, and the performances of the CA-modified catalysts are compared with conventional Co/SiO2 catalysts. For both the Co/SiO2 and CA-modified catalysts, the presence of sulfur in the inlet syngas results in a notable drop in the CO conversion, an undesired shift in the hydrocarbon selectivity toward short-chain hydrocarbons, more olefins in the products, and lower product yields. In the post-poisoning stage, i.e., after termination of sulfur introduction in the inlet syngas, the CA-modified catalysts recover activity and selectivity (to some extent at least), whereas such trends are not observed for the base-case, i.e., unmodified Co/SiO2 catalyst. The improved performance of the CA-modified catalysts in the presence of sulfur is attributed to higher densities of active sites.

  2. Analysis of the Salmonella regulatory network suggests involvement of SsrB and H-NS in ?E-regulated SPI-2 gene expression

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    Li, Jie; Overall, Christopher C.; Nakayasu, Ernesto S.; Kidwai, Afshan S.; Jones, Marcus B.; Johnson, Rudd; Nguyen, Nhu T.; McDermott, Jason E.; Ansong, Charles; Heffron, Fred; et al

    2015-02-10

    The extracytoplasmic functioning sigma factor ?E is known to play an essential role for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to survive and proliferate in macrophages and mice. However, its regulatory network is not well characterized, especially during infection. Here we used microarray to identify genes regulated by ?E in Salmonella grown in three conditions: a nutrient-rich condition and two others that mimic early and late intracellular infection. We found that in each condition ?E regulated different sets of genes, and notably, several global regulators. When comparing nutrient-rich and infection-like conditions, large changes were observed in the expression of genes involved inmore »Salmonella pathogenesis island (SPI)-1 type-three secretion system (TTSS), SPI-2 TTSS, protein synthesis, and stress responses. In total, the expression of 58% of Salmonella genes was affected by ?E in at least one of the three conditions. An important finding is that ?E up-regulates SPI-2 genes, which are essential for Salmonella intracellular survival, by up-regulating SPI-2 activator ssrB expression at the early stage of infection and down-regulating SPI-2 repressor hns expression at a later stage. Moreover, ?E is capable of countering the silencing of H-NS, releasing the expression of SPI-2 genes. This connection between ?E and SPI-2 genes, combined with the global regulatory effect of ?E, may account for the lethality of rpoE-deficient Salmonella in murine infection.« less

  3. X-ray microtomography shows pore structure and tortuosity in alkali-activated binders

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    Provis, John L.; Myers, Rupert J.; White, Claire E.; Rose, Volker; Deventer, Jannie S.J. van

    2012-06-15

    Durability of alkali-activated binders is of vital importance in their commercial application, and depends strongly on microstructure and pore network characteristics. X-ray microtomography ({mu}CT) offers, for the first time, direct insight into microstructural and pore structure characteristics in three dimensions. Here, {mu}CT is performed on a set of sodium metasilicate-activated fly ash/slag blends, using a synchrotron beamline instrument. Segmentation of the samples into pore and solid regions is then conducted, and pore tortuosity is calculated by a random walker method. Segmented porosity and diffusion tortuosity are correlated, and vary as a function of slag content (slag addition reduces porosity and increases tortuosity), and sample age (extended curing gives lower porosity and higher tortuosity). This is particularly notable for samples with {>=} 50% slag content, where a space-filling calcium (alumino)silicate hydrate gel provides porosity reductions which are not observed for the sodium aluminosilicate ('geopolymer') gels which do not chemically bind water of hydration.

  4. 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.

    2011-07-01

    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.

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

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    Milliman, Katelyn E.; Mathieu, Robert D.; Gosnell, Natalie M.; Geller, Aaron M.; Meibom, Søren; Platais, Imants

    2014-08-01

    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.

  6. 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

    2014-04-01

    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.

  7. Quantify the energy and environmental benefits of implementing energy-efficiency measures in China’s iron and steel production

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    Ma, Ding; Chen, Wenying; Xu, Tengfang

    2015-08-21

    As one of the most energy-, emission- and pollution-intensive industries, iron and steel production is responsible for significant emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutants. Although many energy-efficiency measures have been proposed by the Chinese government to mitigate GHG emissions and to improve air quality, lacking full understanding of the costs and benefits has created barriers against implementing these measures widely. This paper sets out to advance the understanding by addressing the knowledge gap in costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures in iron and steel production. Specifically, we build a new evaluation framework to quantify energy benefits andmore »environmental benefits (i.e., CO2 emission reduction, air-pollutants emission reduction and water savings) associated with 36 energy-efficiency measures. Results show that inclusion of benefits from CO2 and air-pollutants emission reduction affects the cost-effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures significantly, while impacts from water-savings benefits are moderate but notable when compared to the effects by considering energy benefits alone. The new information resulted from this study should be used to augment future programs and efforts in reducing energy use and environmental impacts associated with steel production.« less

  8. Close encounters in a pediatric ward: measuring face-to-face proximity and mixing patterns with wearable sensors

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    Isella, L; Barrat, A; Cattuto, C; Colizza, V; Broeck, W Van den; Gesualdo, F; Pandolfi, E; Ravà, L; Rizzo, C; Tozzi, A E; 10.1371/journal.pone.0017144

    2011-01-01

    Nosocomial infections place a substantial burden on health care systems and represent a major issue in current public health, requiring notable efforts for its prevention. Understanding the dynamics of infection transmission in a hospital setting is essential for tailoring interventions and predicting the spread among individuals. Mathematical models need to be informed with accurate data on contacts among individuals. We used wearable active Radio-Frequency Identification Devices to detect face-to-face contacts among individuals with a spatial resolution of about 1.5 meters, and a time resolution of 20 seconds. The study was conducted in a general pediatrics hospital ward, during a one-week period, and included 119 participants. Nearly 16,000 contacts were recorded during the study, with a median of approximately 20 contacts per participants per day. Overall, 25% of the contacts involved a ward assistant, 23% a nurse, 22% a patient, 22% a caregiver, and 8% a physician. The majority of contacts were of brief ...

  9. Performance of "WAMS East 1" in Providing Dynamic Information for the North East Blackout of August 14, 2003

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    Hauer, John F.; Bhatt, Navin B.; Shah, Kirit; Kolluri, Sharma

    2004-12-31

    The blackout that impacted the U.S. and Canada on August 14, 2003, was notable for its extent, complexity, and impact. It triggered a massive review of operating records to determine what happened, why it happened, and how to avoid it in future operations. Much of this work was done at NERC level, through the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force. Additional background information concerning the event was gathered together by a group of utilities that, collectively, have been developing a wide area measurement system (WAMS) for the eastern interconnection. Like its counterpart in the western interconnection, "WAMS East" has a primary backbone of synchronized phasor measurements that are continuously recorded at central locations. Operational data have been critical for understanding and responding to the August 14 Blackout. Records collected on WAMS East demonstrate the contributions that well synchronized data offer in such efforts, and the value of strategically located continuous recording systems to facilitate their integration. This paper examines overall performance of the WAMS East backbone, with a brief assessment of the technology involved.

  10. Quantify the energy and environmental benefits of implementing energy-efficiency measures in China’s iron and steel production

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    Ma, Ding; Chen, Wenying; Xu, Tengfang

    2015-08-21

    As one of the most energy-, emission- and pollution-intensive industries, iron and steel production is responsible for significant emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutants. Although many energy-efficiency measures have been proposed by the Chinese government to mitigate GHG emissions and to improve air quality, lacking full understanding of the costs and benefits has created barriers against implementing these measures widely. This paper sets out to advance the understanding by addressing the knowledge gap in costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures in iron and steel production. Specifically, we build a new evaluation framework to quantify energy benefits and environmental benefits (i.e., CO2 emission reduction, air-pollutants emission reduction and water savings) associated with 36 energy-efficiency measures. Results show that inclusion of benefits from CO2 and air-pollutants emission reduction affects the cost-effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures significantly, while impacts from water-savings benefits are moderate but notable when compared to the effects by considering energy benefits alone. The new information resulted from this study should be used to augment future programs and efforts in reducing energy use and environmental impacts associated with steel production.

  11. Hierarchical organization of chiral rafts in colloidal membranes

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    Prerna Sharma; Andrew Ward; T. Gibaud; Michael F. Hagan; Zvonimir Dogic

    2014-09-09

    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.

  12. 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

    2015-01-01

    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...

  13. 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.

    2008-09-01

    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.

  14. ON THE INFLUENCE OF COLD WORK ON RESISTIVITY VARIATIONS WITH THERMAL EXPOSURE IN IN-718 NICKEL-BASE SUPERALLOY

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    Madhi, Elhoucine; Nagy, Peter B. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221 (United States)

    2010-02-22

    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.

  15. 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.

    2008-09-15

    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.

  16. 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

    2011-12-07

    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.

  17. 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

    2014-11-12

    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.

  18. 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-; Chourey, Aashish

    2010-08-01

    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.

  19. Superior thermoelectric performance in PbTe-PbS pseudo-binary. Extremely low thermal conductivity and modulated carrier concentration

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    Wu, D.; Zhao, L. -D.; Tong, X.; Li, W.; Wu, L.; Tan, Q.; Pei, Y.; Huang, L.; Li, J. -F.; Zhu, Y.; et al

    2015-05-19

    Lead chalcogenides have exhibited their irreplaceable role as thermoelectric materials at the medium temperature range, owing to highly degenerate electronic bands and intrinsically low thermal conductivities. PbTe-PbS pseudo-binary has been paid extensive attentions due to the even lower thermal conductivity which originates largely from the coexistence of both alloying and phase-separated precipitations. To investigate the competition between alloying and phase separation and its pronounced effect on the thermoelectric performance in PbTe-PbS, we systematically studied Spark Plasma Sintered (SPSed), 3 at% Na- doped (PbTe)1-x(PbS)x samples with x=10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 35% by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observationsmore »and theoretical calculations. Corresponding to the lowest lattice thermal conductivity as a result of the balance between point defect- and precipitates- scattering, the highest figure of merit ZT~2.3 was obtained at 923 K when PbS phase fraction x is at 20%. The consistently lower lattice thermal conductivities in SPSed samples compared with corresponding ingots, resulting from the powdering and follow-up consolidation processes, also contribute to the observed superior ZT. Notably, the onset of carrier concentration modulation ~600 K due to excessive Na’s diffusion and re-dissolution leads to the observed saturations of electrical transport properties, which is believed equally crucial to the outstanding thermoelectric performance of SPSed PbTe-PbS samples.« less

  20. Self-Consistent Projection Operator Theory in Nonlinear Quantum Optical Systems: A case study on Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators

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    Peter Degenfeld-Schonburg; Carlos Navarrete-Benlloch; Michael J. Hartmann

    2015-03-11

    Nonlinear quantum optical systems are of paramount relevance for modern quantum technologies, as well as for the study of dissipative phase transitions. Their nonlinear nature makes their theoretical study very challenging and hence they have always served as great motivation to develop new techniques for the analysis of open quantum systems. In this article we apply the recently developed self-consistent projection operator theory to the degenerate optical parametric oscillator to exemplify its general applicability to quantum optical systems. We show that this theory provides an efficient method to calculate the full quantum state of each mode with high degree of accuracy, even at the critical point. It is equally successful in describing both the stationary limit and the dynamics, including regions of the parameter space where the numerical integration of the full problem is significantly less efficient. We further develop a Gaussian approach consistent with our theory, which yields sensibly better results than the previous Gaussian methods developed for this system, most notably standard linearization techniques.

  1. 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.

    2009-05-11

    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.

  2. Light-ion production in the interaction of 175 MeV quasi-mono-energetic neutrons with iron and with bismuth

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    Bevilacqua, R; Pomp, S; Andersson, P; Blomgren, J; Gustavsson, C; Hjalmarsson, A; Simutkin, V D; Österlund, M; Koning, A J; Prokofiev, A V; Hayashi, M; Hirayama, S; Naitou, Y; Watanabe, Y; Tippawan, U; Mashnik, S G; Kerby, L M; Lecolley, F -R; Marie, N; David, J -C; Leray, S

    2014-01-01

    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 bism...

  3. 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; Kim, Kwang Il; Kim, Hyun-Ah; Kim, Eun-Kyu; Noh, Woo Chul; Jeon, Hong Bae; Cho, Dong-Hyung; Oh, Jeong Su; Park, In-Chul; Hwang, Sang-Gu; Kim, Jae-Sung

    2013-10-11

    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.

  4. Dirac-Kähler particle in Riemann spherical space: boson interpretation

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    A. M. Ishkhanyan; O. Florea; E. M. Ovsiyuk; V. M. Red'kov

    2014-11-23

    In the context of the composite boson interpretation, we construct the exact general solution of the Dirac--K\\"ahler equation for the case of the spherical Riemann space of constant positive curvature, for which due to the geometry itself one may expect to have a discrete energy spectrum. In the case of the minimal value of the total angular momentum, $j=0$, the radial equations are reduced to second-order ordinary differential equations, which are straightforwardly solved in terms of the hypergeometric functions. For non-zero values of the total angular momentum, however, the radial equations are reduced to a pair of complicated fourth-order differential equations. Employing the factorization approach, we derive the general solution of these equations involving four independent fundamental solutions written in terms of combinations of the hypergeometric functions. The corresponding discrete energy spectrum is then determined via termination of the involved hypergeometric series, resulting in quasi-polynomial wave-functions. The constructed solutions lead to notable observations when compared with those for the ordinary Dirac particle. The energy spectrum for the Dirac-K\\"ahler particle in spherical space is much more complicated. Its structure substantially differs from that for the Dirac particle since it consists of two paralleled energy level series each of which is twofold degenerate. Besides, none of the two separate series coincides with the series for the Dirac particle. Thus, the Dirac--K\\"ahler field cannot be interpreted as a system of four Dirac fermions. Additional arguments supporting this conclusion are discussed.

  5. 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: dusan.turk@ijs.si [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)

    2014-04-01

    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.

  6. 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)

    2014-06-01

    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.

  7. Temperature dependence of structural parameters in oxide-ion-conducting Nd{sub 9.33}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}: single crystal X-ray studies from 295 to 900K

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    Okudera, Hiroki [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, DE-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)]. E-mail: h.okudera@fkf.mpg.de; Yoshiasa, Akira [Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Masubuchi, Yuuji [Material Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, N13, W8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan); Higuchi, Mikio [Material Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, N13, W8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan); Kikkawa, Shinichi [Material Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, N13, W8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 (Japan)

    2004-12-01

    Crystallographic space group, structural parameters and their thermal changes in oxide-ion-conducting Nd{sub 9.33}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2} were investigated using high-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction experiments in the temperature range of 295=notable structural change occurred over the temperature range examined. Observed anisotropy in thermal motions of oxide ions which belong to SiO{sub 4} tetrahedron indicated high rigidity of the tetrahedron in the structure, indicating that they form sp3 hybrid orbitals and the ligand oxygens do not take part in oxide-ion conductivity. Virtually full occupation of the 6h Nd site and highly anisotropic displacements of oxide ion inside the hexagonal channel were maintained over the temperature range examined. This result confirms that oxide-ion transport inside the hexagonal channel is the dominant process of conduction in the title compound.

  8. Silica diagenesis in Santa Cruz mudstone, Late Miocene, California

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    El-Sabbagh, D.

    1987-05-01

    The silica-rich upper Miocene Santa Cruz Mudstone is similar to the Miocene Monterey Formation. Previous studies have suggested the Santa Cruz Mudstone was not buried deeply nor had it undergone extensive diagenesis. Because opaline diagenesis is temperature dependent, the author examined the silica diagenesis of the Santa Cruz Mudstone using scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction methods to study its burial history. In a series of samples from Santa Cruz to Davenport, California (over 16 km), opal-CT is the dominant silica phase present and clay minerals are notably absent. The d(101)-spacing values of opal-CT range from 4.11 A (Santa Cruz area) to 4.06 A (north of Santa Cruz), exhibiting the complete range of d(101)-spacing values found in opal-CT zones. Scanning electron micrographs of crystalline microtextures show rosettes of opal-CT (lepispheres) in cavities of samples with medium to high d(101)-spacing values. The morphology of lepisphere crystallites grades from bladed to spiny with decreasing d(101)-spacing values, reflecting an internal crystal ordering with increased diagenesis. Further diagenetic changes occurred in a sample with 4.06 A d(101)-spacing where incipient quartz crystals signal the initial conversion of opal-CT to microcrystalline quartz. Silica diagenesis demonstrates that burial temperatures surpassed the range of opal-A to opal-CT conversion and approached conversion temperatures (55/sup 0/C to 110/sup 0/C) of opal-CT to microcrystalline quartz. The conversion occurred when the Santa Cruz Mudstone was buried over 1900 m (depth calculated from a geohistory diagram). This burial temperature brings the Santa Cruz Mudstone within the oil generation window, and could account for the presence of hydrocarbons in the unit.

  9. Effect of niobium addition on the martensitic transformation and magnetocaloric effect in low hysteresis NiCoMnSn magnetic shape memory alloys

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    Emre, Baris; Bruno, Nickolaus M.; Yuce Emre, Suheyla; Karaman, Ibrahim

    2014-12-08

    The effect of Nb substitution for Ni in Ni{sub 45}Co{sub 5}Mn{sub 40}Sn{sub 10} magnetic shape memory alloys on their magnetic properties, martensitic transformation characteristics, transformation hysteresis, and magnetocaloric properties was studied using wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and the temperature and field dependence of the magnetization. Ni{sub 45}Co{sub 5}Mn{sub 40}Sn{sub 10} alloy has a very low transformation hysteresis; however, the martensitic transformation temperatures are notably above room temperature, which is not desirable for magnetic refrigeration applications. In this study, small quantities of Nb substitution were shown to drastically shift the transformation temperatures to lower temperatures, at a rate of 68?K/at. % Nb, which is needed for household refrigeration. The austenite Curie temperature also decreased with increasing Nb content. However, a decrease in the latent heat of the martensitic transition was observed, which negatively affects the magnetic field-induced adiabatic temperature change capability. Still, the relatively large transformation entropy and the low transformation hysteresis make the Nb-doped Ni{sub 45}Co{sub 5}Mn{sub 40}Sn{sub 10} alloys potential candidates for solid state refrigeration near room temperature.

  10. 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.; Malta, M.; Torresi, R. M.

    2011-05-01

    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.

  11. Under-detection of endospore-forming Firmicutes in metagenomic data

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    Filippidou, Sevasti; Junier, Thomas; Wunderlin, Tina; Lo, Chien -Chi; Li, Po -E; Chain, Patrick S.; Junier, Pilar

    2015-04-25

    Microbial diversity studies based on metagenomic sequencing have greatly enhanced our knowledge of the microbial world. However, one caveat is the fact that not all microorganisms are equally well detected, questioning the universality of this approach. Firmicutes are known to be a dominant bacterial group. Several Firmicutes species are endospore formers and this property makes them hardy in potentially harsh conditions, and thus likely to be present in a wide variety of environments, even as residents and not functional players. While metagenomic libraries can be expected to contain endospore formers, endospores are known to be resilient to many traditional methodsmore »of DNA isolation and thus potentially undetectable. In this study we evaluated the representation of endospore-forming Firmicutes in 73 published metagenomic datasets using two molecular markers unique to this bacterial group (spo0A and gpr). Both markers were notably absent in well-known habitats of Firmicutes such as soil, with spo0A found only in three mammalian gut microbiomes. A tailored DNA extraction method resulted in the detection of a large diversity of endospore-formers in amplicon sequencing of the 16S rRNA and spo0A genes. However, shotgun classification was still poor with only a minor fraction of the community assigned to Firmicutes. Thus, removing a specific bias in a molecular workflow improves detection in amplicon sequencing, but it was insufficient to overcome the limitations for detecting endospore-forming Firmicutes in whole-genome metagenomics. In conclusion, this study highlights the importance of understanding the specific methodological biases that can contribute to improve the universality of metagenomic approaches.« less

  12. Under-detection of endospore-forming Firmicutes in metagenomic data

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    Filippidou, Sevasti [University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel (Switzerland); Junier, Thomas [University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel (Switzerland); Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (Switzerland); Wunderlin, Tina [University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel (Switzerland); Lo, Chien -Chi [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Li, Po -E [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Chain, Patrick S. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Junier, Pilar [University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel (Switzerland)

    2015-01-01

    Microbial diversity studies based on metagenomic sequencing have greatly enhanced our knowledge of the microbial world. However, one caveat is the fact that not all microorganisms are equally well detected, questioning the universality of this approach. Firmicutes are known to be a dominant bacterial group. Several Firmicutes species are endospore formers and this property makes them hardy in potentially harsh conditions, and thus likely to be present in a wide variety of environments, even as residents and not functional players. While metagenomic libraries can be expected to contain endospore formers, endospores are known to be resilient to many traditional methods of DNA isolation and thus potentially undetectable. In this study we evaluated the representation of endospore-forming Firmicutes in 73 published metagenomic datasets using two molecular markers unique to this bacterial group (spo0A and gpr). Both markers were notably absent in well-known habitats of Firmicutes such as soil, with spo0A found only in three mammalian gut microbiomes. A tailored DNA extraction method resulted in the detection of a large diversity of endospore-formers in amplicon sequencing of the 16S rRNA and spo0A genes. However, shotgun classification was still poor with only a minor fraction of the community assigned to Firmicutes. Thus, removing a specific bias in a molecular workflow improves detection in amplicon sequencing, but it was insufficient to overcome the limitations for detecting endospore-forming Firmicutes in whole-genome metagenomics. In conclusion, this study highlights the importance of understanding the specific methodological biases that can contribute to improve the universality of metagenomic approaches.

  13. The FBXW7 {beta}-form is suppressed in human glioma cells

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    Gu, Zhaodi; Inomata, Kenichi; Ishizawa, Kota; Horii, Akira . E-mail: horii@mail.tains.tohoku.ac.jp

    2007-03-23

    FBXW7 (F-box and WD40 domain protein 7) is an F-box protein with 7 tandem WDs (tryptophan-aspartic acid) that functions as a phosphoepitope-specific substrate recognition component of SCF (Skp1-Cul1-F-box protein) ubiquitin ligases and catalyzes the ubiquitination of proteins promoting cell proliferation, such as CCNE1, MYC, AURKA, NOTCH1, and JUN, which are frequently activated in a wide range of human cancers. FBXW7 is a candidate tumor suppressor, and mutations have been reported in some human tumors. In this study, we analyzed 84 human tumor cell lines in search for genetic alterations of FBXW7, as well as mRNA and protein expressional changes, and compared them with expression levels of the CCNE1, MYC, and AURKA proteins. We found a novel nonsense mutation in a colon cancer cell line SCC and confirmed the missense mutations in SKOV3, an ovarian cancer cell line, and LoVo, a colon cancer cell line. Moreover, suppressed expression of FBXW7 accompanied by activation of the target proteins were observed in ovarian, colon, endometrial, gastric, and prostate cancers. It is notable that highly suppressed mRNA expression of the FBXW7 {beta}-form was found in all the human glioma cell lines analyzed; enhanced expressions of CCNE1, MYC, and AURKA were observed in these cells. Our present results imply that FBXW7 plays a pivotal role in many tissues by controlling the amount of cell cycle promoter proteins and that dysfunction of this protein is one of the essential steps in carcinogenesis in multiple organs.

  14. Tracking the structural dynamics of proteins in solution using time-resolved wide-angle

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    Cai, Long

    to be varied. We report results of TR-WAXS experiments performed mainly on human hemoglobin (Hb), a tetrameric. We investigated the tertiary and quaternary conformational changes of human hemoglobin under nearly for highly ordered and radiation-resistant single crystals. More notably, crystal packing constraints might

  15. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Influences Transplant Outcomes in Response to Environmental Signals

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    Bradfield, Christopher A.

    notably 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Recent data suggests that TCDD may induce regulatory known as the receptor for 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD, dioxin), a potent environmental to DOW Chemicals on issues related to dioxin toxicity. NIH Public Access Author Manuscript Toxicol

  16. Alternative materials to cadmium for neutron absorbers in safeguards applications

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    Freeman, Corey R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Geist, William H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; West, James D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    Cadmium is increasingly difficult to use in safeguards applications because of rising cost and increased safety regulations. This work examines the properties of two materials produced by Ceradyne, inc. that present alternatives to cadmium for neutron shielding. The first is an aluminum metal doped with boron and the second is a boron carbide powder, compressed into a ceramic. Both are enriched in the {sup 10}B isotope. Two sheets of boron doped aluminum (1.1 mm and 5.2mm thick) and one sheet of boron carbide (8.5mm thick) were provided by Ceradyne for testing. An experiment was designed to test the neutron absorption capabilities of these three sheets against two different thicknesses of cadmium (0.6mm and 1.6mm thick). The thinner piece of aluminum boron alloy (1.1mm) performed as well as the cadmium pieces at absorbing neutrons. The thicker aluminum-boron plate provided more shielding than the cadmium sheets and the boron carbide performed best by a relatively large margin. Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) transport code modeling of the experiment was performed to provide validaLed computational tools for predicting the behavior of systems in which these materials may be incorporated as alternatives to cadmium. MCNPX calculations predict that approximately 0.17mm of the boron carbide is equivalent to 0.6mm of cadmium. There are drawbacks to these materials that need to be noted when considering using them as replacements for cadmium. Notably, they may need to be thicker than cadmium, and are not malleable, requiring machining to fit any curved forms.

  17. 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.

    1999-09-01

    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.

  18. Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter

    2013-02-01

    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.

  19. Self- and zinc diffusion in gallium antimonide

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    Nicols, Samuel Piers

    2002-03-26

    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.

  20. Dark Matter annihilations in halos and high-redshift sources of reionization of the universe

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    Vivian Poulin; Pasquale D. Serpico; Julien Lesgourgues

    2015-12-03

    It is well known that annihilations in the homogeneous fluid of dark matter (DM) can leave imprints in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy power spectrum. However, the relevance of DM annihilations in halos for cosmological observables is still subject to debate, with previous works reaching different conclusions on this point. Also, all previous studies used a single type of parameterization for the astrophysical reionization, and included no astrophysical source for the heating of the intergalactic medium. In this work, we revisit these problems. When standard approaches are adopted, we find that the ionization fraction does exhibit a very particular (and potentially constraining) pattern, but the currently measurable optical depth to reionization is left almost unchanged: In agreement with the most of the previous literature, for plausible halo models we find that the modification of the signal with respect to the one coming from annihilations in the smooth background is tiny, below cosmic variance within currently allowed parameter space. However, if different and probably more realistic treatments of the astrophysical sources of reionization and heating are adopted, a more pronounced effect of the DM annihilation in halos is possible. We thus conclude that within currently adopted baseline models the impact of the virialised DM structures cannot be uncovered by CMB power spectra measurements, but a larger impact is possible if peculiar models are invoked for the redshift evolution of the DM annihilation signal or different assumptions are made for the astrophysical contributions. A better understanding (both theoretical and observational) of the reionization and temperature history of the universe, notably via the 21 cm signal, seems the most promising way for using halo formation as a tool in DM searches, improving over the sensitivity of current cosmological probes.

  1. Colloquium: Majorana Fermions in nuclear, particle and solid-state physics

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    S. R. Elliott; M. Franz

    2014-12-01

    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.

  2. 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.

    1981-09-03

    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.

  3. Constraining Parameters of Generalized Cosmic Chaplygin Gas in Loop Quantum Cosmology

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    Chayan Ranjit; Ujjal Debnath

    2014-09-20

    We have assumed the FRW universe in loop quantum cosmology (LQC) model filled with the dark matter and the Generalized Cosmic Chaplygin gas (GCCG) type dark energy where dark matter follows the linear equation of state. We present the Hubble parameter in terms of the observable parameters $\\Omega_{m0}$ and $H_{0}$ with the redshift $z$ and the other parameters like $A$, $B$, $w_{m}$, $ \\omega$ and $\\alpha$ which coming from our model. From Stern data set (12 points)\\& SNe Type Ia 292 data (from \\cite{Riess1,Riess2,Astier}) we have obtained the bounds of the arbitrary parameters by minimizing the $\\chi^{2}$ test. The best-fit values of the parameters are obtained by 66\\%, 90\\% and 99\\% confidence levels. Next due to joint analysis with Stern+BAO and Stern+BAO+CMB observations, we have also obtained the bounds of the parameters ($A,B$) by fixing some other parameters $\\alpha$, $w_{m}$ and $\\omega$. From the best fit values of the parameters, we have obtained the distance modulus $\\mu(z)$ for our theoretical GCCG model in LQC and from Supernovae Type Ia (union2 sample 552 data from [\\cite{Amanullah}] \\& Riess 292 data from [\\cite{Riess1,Riess2,Astier}]), we have concluded that our model is in agreement with the Supernovae Type Ia sample data. In addition, we have investigated in details about the various types of Future Singularities that may be formed in this model and it is notable that our model is completely free from any types of future singularities.

  4. Conjugacy of daytime ELF-VLF emission activities in the auroral zones

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    Sato, Natsuo (National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo (Japan)); Suzuki, Hiroyuki; Maezawa, Kiyoshi (Yamagata Univ. (Japan)); Saemundsson, T. (Univ. of Iceland, Reykjavik (Iceland))

    1990-06-01

    Statistical characteristics of emission occurrence are examined, using 1 year of digital data of 750-Hz, 2-kHz, and 4-kHz intensity records. These waves were measured simultaneously at a conjugate pair of stations, namely Syowa Station in Antarctica and Husafell in Iceland. The following notable diurnal and seasonal variation and Kp dependence was found for the daytime emissions (04-14 MLT): (1) The 750-Hz emissions were mostly observed during the daytime around noon in both conjugate regions. The emission occurrence reached a maximum 1-3 hours earlier at Syowa than at Husafell during the equinox season. The seasonal variation of 750-Hz emission occurrence showed a maximum during local summer and a minimum during local winter at both stations. The ratio of the emission enhancement in summer to that at the equinox is higher at Husafell than at Syowa. The emissions mostly occurred during moderately disturbed conditions of Kp {approximately} 2-4 at both stations. (2) The 2-kHz emission occurrence reached a maximum around 13 MLT at Syowa and around 11 MLT at Husafell. Peaks of the emission occurrence during summer shifted to the afternoonside at Syowa and to the morningside at Husafell. The occurrences at Syowa reached a maximum during local summer and a minimum during winter. (3) The occurrence of 4-kHz emissions was much more frequent at Husafell than at Syowa. The emissions at Husafell occurred mostly in the morning ({approximately}08 MLT) and in local winter, and the occurrences became more frequent with increasing magnetic activity. On the bases of these statistical characteristics, the authors discuss the effects of sunlight and geomagnetic activity which cause an asymmetry of wave propagation from the magnetosphere to the ionosphere in the two hemispheres.

  5. Tumor exosomes induce tunneling nanotubes in lipid raft-enriched regions of human mesothelioma cells

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    Thayanithy, Venugopal; Babatunde, Victor; Dickson, Elizabeth L.; Wong, Phillip; Oh, Sanghoon; Ke, Xu; Barlas, Afsar; Fujisawa, Sho; Romin, Yevgeniy; Moreira, André L.; Downey, Robert J.; Steer, Clifford J.; Subramanian, Subbaya; Manova-Todorova, Katia; Moore, Malcolm A.S.; Lou, Emil

    2014-04-15

    Tunneling nanotubes (TnTs) are long, non-adherent, actin-based cellular extensions that act as conduits for transport of cellular cargo between connected cells. The mechanisms of nanotube formation and the effects of the tumor microenvironment and cellular signals on TnT formation are unknown. In the present study, we explored exosomes as potential mediators of TnT formation in mesothelioma and the potential relationship of lipid rafts to TnT formation. Mesothelioma cells co-cultured with exogenous mesothelioma-derived exosomes formed more TnTs than cells cultured without exosomes within 24–48 h; and this effect was most prominent in media conditions (low-serum, hyperglycemic medium) that support TnT formation (1.3–1.9-fold difference). Fluorescence and electron microscopy confirmed the purity of isolated exosomes and revealed that they localized predominantly at the base of and within TnTs, in addition to the extracellular environment. Time-lapse microscopic imaging demonstrated uptake of tumor exosomes by TnTs, which facilitated intercellular transfer of these exosomes between connected cells. Mesothelioma cells connected via TnTs were also significantly enriched for lipid rafts at nearly a 2-fold higher number compared with cells not connected by TnTs. Our findings provide supportive evidence of exosomes as potential chemotactic stimuli for TnT formation, and also lipid raft formation as a potential biomarker for TnT-forming cells. - Highlights: • Exosomes derived from malignant cells can stimulate an increased rate in the formation of tunneling nanotubes. • Tunneling nanotubes can serve as conduits for intercellular transfer of these exosomes. • Most notably, exosomes derived from benign mesothelial cells had no effect on nanotube formation. • Cells forming nanotubes were enriched in lipid rafts at a greater number compared with cells not forming nanotubes. • Our findings suggest causal and potentially synergistic association of exosomes and tunneling nanotubes in cancer.

  6. Quantification of total mercury in liver and heart tissue of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) from Alaska USA

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    Marino, Kady B. [Department of Chemistry, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809 (United States); Hoover-Miller, Anne; Conlon, Suzanne; Prewitt, Jill [Alaska SeaLife Center, City of Seward, AK (United States)] [Alaska SeaLife Center, City of Seward, AK (United States); O'Shea, Stephen K., E-mail: soshea@rwu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809 (United States)

    2011-11-15

    This study quantified the Hg levels in the liver (n=98) and heart (n=43) tissues of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) (n=102) harvested from Prince William Sound and Kodiak Island Alaska. Mercury tissue dry weight (dw) concentrations in the liver ranged from 1.7 to 393 ppm dw, and in the heart from 0.19 to 4.99 ppm dw. Results of this study indicate liver and heart tissues' Hg ppm dw concentrations significantly increase with age. Male Harbor Seals bioaccumulated Hg in both their liver and heart tissues at a significantly faster rate than females. The liver Hg bioaccumulation rates between the harvest locations Kodiak Island and Prince William Sound were not found to be significantly different. On adsorption Hg is transported throughout the Harbor Seal's body with the partition coefficient higher for the liver than the heart. No significant differences in the bio-distribution (liver:heart Hg ppm dw ratios (n=38)) values were found with respect to either age, sex or geographic harvest location. In this study the age at which Hg liver and heart bioaccumulation levels become significantly distinct in male and female Harbor Seals were identified through a Tukey's analysis. Of notably concern to human health was a male Harbor Seal's liver tissue harvested from Kodiak Island region. Mercury accumulation in this sample tissue was determined through a Q-test to be an outlier, having far higher Hg concentrarion (liver 392 Hg ppm dw) than the general population sampled. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mercury accumulation in the liver and heart of seals exceed food safety guidelines. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Accumulation rate is greater in males than females with age. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Liver mercury accumulation is greater than in the heart tissues. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mercury determination by USA EPA Method 7473 using thermal decomposition.

  7. 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)

    2013-07-01

    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)

  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

    2015-04-07

    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. Trajectories of change in sagebrush steppe vegetation communities in relation to multiple wildfires

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    Davies, G. M.; Bakker, J. D.; Dettweiler-Robinson, E.; Dunwiddie, Peter W.; Hall, S. A.; Downs, Janelle L.; Evans, J.

    2012-07-01

    Repeated perturbations, both biotic and abiotic, can lead to fundamental changes in the nature of ecosystems including changes in state. Sagebrush-steppe communities provide important habitat for wildlife and grazing for livestock. Fire is an integral part of these systems, but there is concern that increased ignition frequencies and invasive species are fundamentally altering these systems. Despite these issues, the majority of studies of fire effects in Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis-dominated systems have focused on the effects of single burns. The Arid Lands Ecology Reserve (ALE), in south-central Washington (U.S.A.), was one of the largest areas of continuous shrub-steppe habitat in the state until large wildfires burnt the majority of it in 2000 and 2007. We analysed data from permanent vegetation transects established in 1996 and resampled in 2002 and 2009. Our objective was to describe how the fires, and subsequent post-fire restoration efforts, affected communities successional pathways. Plant communities differed in response to repeated fire and restoration; these differences could largely be ascribed to the functional traits of the dominant species. Low elevation communities, previously dominated by obligate seeders, moved farthest from their initial composition and were dominated by weedy, early successional species in 2009. Higher elevation sites with resprouting shrubs, native bunchgrasses and few invasive species were generally more resilient to the effects of repeated disturbances. Shrub cover has been almost entirely removed from ALE, though there is evidence of recovery where communities were dominated by re-sprouters. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominance was reduced by herbicide application in areas where it was previously abundant but increased significantly in untreated areas. Several re-sprouting species, notably Phlox longifolia and Poa secunda, expanded remarkably following competitive release from shrub canopies and/or abundant cheatgrass. Our results suggest that community dynamics can be understood through a state-and-transition model with two axes (shrub/grass and native/invasive abundance), though such models also need to account for differences in plant functional traits and disturbance regimes. We use our results to develop an illustrative model that will be expanded with further research.

  10. Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Dose to the Mandible in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

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    Tsai, Chiaojung Jillian; Hofstede, Theresa M.; Sturgis, Erich M.; Garden, Adam S.; Lindberg, Mary E.; Wei Qingyi; Tucker, Susan L.; Dong Lei

    2013-02-01

    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.

  11. The ends of uncertainty: Air quality science and planning in Central California

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    Fine, James

    2003-09-01

    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.

  12. Effect of entrainment on stress and pulsar glitches in neutron star crust

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    Nicolas Chamel; Brandon Carter

    2006-02-08

    The build up of the stress whose relaxation is presumed to account for pulsar frequency glitches can be attributed to various mechanisms, of which the most efficient involve differential rotation of the neutron superfluid in the inner layers of the (magnetically braked) solid crust of a rotating neutron star. In such a case it is usually supposed that the stress is attributable to pinning of superfluid vortices to crust nuclei, but it has been suggested that, even if the pinning effect is too weak, a comparably large stress might still arise just from the deficit of centrifugal buoyancy in the slowed down crust. The present work is a re-examination that investigates the way such processes may be affected by considerations that were overlooked in the previous work -- notably uncertainties about the ``effective'' masses that have to be attributed to the ``free'' superfluid neutrons to allow for their entrainment by the ionic crust material. Though restricted to a Newtonian formulation, this analysis distinguishes more carefully than has been usual between true velocities, which are contravariantly vectorial, and so called ``superfluid velocities'' that are proportional to momenta, which are essentially covectorial, a technicality that is important when more than one independent current is involved. The results include a Proudman type theorem to the effect that the superfluid angular velocity must be constant on slightly deformed Taylor cylinders in the force free case, and it is shown how to construct a pair of integral constants of the motion that determine the solution for the pinned case assuming beta equilibrium.

  13. 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; Wang, Linlong; Magdalou, Jacques; Chen, Liaobin; Wang, Hui

    2014-01-15

    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.

  14. Reconstitution of the cellular response to DNA damage in vitro using damage-activated extracts from mammalian cells

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    Roper, Katherine; Coverley, Dawn

    2012-03-10

    In proliferating mammalian cells, DNA damage is detected by sensors that elicit a cellular response which arrests the cell cycle and repairs the damage. As part of the DNA damage response, DNA replication is inhibited and, within seconds, histone H2AX is phosphorylated. Here we describe a cell-free system that reconstitutes the cellular response to DNA double strand breaks using damage-activated cell extracts and naieve nuclei. Using this system the effect of damage signalling on nuclei that do not contain DNA lesions can be studied, thereby uncoupling signalling and repair. Soluble extracts from G1/S phase cells that were treated with etoposide before isolation, or pre-incubated with nuclei from etoposide-treated cells during an in vitro activation reaction, restrain both initiation and elongation of DNA replication in naieve nuclei. At the same time, H2AX is phosphorylated in naieve nuclei in a manner that is dependent upon the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-like protein kinases. Notably, phosphorylated H2AX is not focal in naieve nuclei, but is evident throughout the nucleus suggesting that in the absence of DNA lesions the signal is not amplified such that discrete foci can be detected. This system offers a novel screening approach for inhibitors of DNA damage response kinases, which we demonstrate using the inhibitors wortmannin and LY294002. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A cell free system that reconstitutes the response to DNA damage in the absence of DNA lesions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Damage-activated extracts impose the cellular response to DNA damage on naieve nuclei. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PIKK-dependent response impacts positively and negatively on two separate fluorescent outputs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Can be used to screen for inhibitors that impact on the response to damage but not on DNA repair. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LY294002 and wortmannin demonstrate the system's potential as a pathway focused screening approach.

  15. New 2MASS near-infrared photometry for globular clusters in M31

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    Wang, Song; Ma, Jun; Wu, Zhenyu; Zhou, Xu

    2014-07-01

    We present Two Micron All Sky Survey JHK {sub s} photometry for 913 star clusters and candidates in the field of M31, which are selected from the latest Revised Bologna Catalog of M31 globular clusters (GCs) and candidates. The photometric measurements in this paper supplement this catalog, and provide the most comprehensive and homogeneous photometric catalog for M31 GCs in the JHK {sub s} bandpasses. In general, our photometry is consistent with previous measurements. The globular cluster luminosity function (GCLF) peaks for the confirmed GCs derived by fitting a t {sub 5} distribution using the maximum likelihood method are J{sub 0}=15.348{sub ?0.208}{sup +0.206}, H{sub 0}=14.703{sub ?0.180}{sup +0.176}, and K{sub s0}=14.534{sub ?0.146}{sup +0.142}, all of which agree well with previous studies. The GCLFs are different between metal-rich (MR) and metal-poor (MP), and between inner and outer subpopulations, as MP clusters are fainter than their MR counterparts and the inner clusters are brighter than the outer ones, which confirm previous results. The NIR colors of the GC candidates are on average redder than those of the confirmed GCs, which leads to an obscure bimodal distribution of color indices. The relation of (V – K {sub s}){sub 0} and metallicity shows a notable departure from linearity, with a shallower slope toward the redder end. The color-magnitude diagram (CMD) and color-color diagram show that many GC candidates are located out of the evolutionary tracks, suggesting that some of them may be false M31 GC candidates. The CMD also shows that the initial mass function of M31 GCs covers a large range, and the majority of the clusters have initial masses between 10{sup 3} and 10{sup 6} M {sub ?}.

  16. Seismic Absorption and Modulus Measurements in Porous Rocks Under Fluid and Gas Flow-Physical and Chemical Effects: a Laboratory Study

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    Harmut Spetzler

    2005-11-28

    This paper describes the culmination of a research project in which we investigated the complex modulus change in partially fluid saturated porous rocks. The investigation started with simple flow experiments over ''clean'' and ''contaminated'' surfaces, progressed to moduli measurements on partially filled single cracks, to measurements in ''clean'' and ''contaminated'' porous rocks and finally to a feasibility study in the field. For the experiments with the simple geometries we were able to measure fundamental physical properties such as contact angles of the meniscus and time dependent forces required to get the meniscus moving and to keep it moving at various velocities. From the data thus gathered we were able to interpret the complex elastic moduli data we measured in the partially saturated single cracks. While the geometry in real rocks is too complex to make precise calculations we determined that we had indeed identified the mechanisms responsible for the changes in the moduli we had measured. Thus encouraged by the laboratory studies we embarked on a field experiment in the desert of Arizona. The field site allowed for controlled irrigation. Instrumentation for fluid sampling and water penetration were already in place. The porous loosely consolidated rocks at the site were not ideal for finding the effects of the attenuation mechanism we had identified in the lab, but for logistic and cost constraint reasons we chose to field test the idea at that site. Tiltmeters and seismometers were installed and operated nearly continuously for almost 3 years. The field was irrigated with water in the fall of 2003 and with water containing a biosurfactant in the fall of 2004. We have indications that the biosurfactant irrigation has had a notable effect on the tilt data.

  17. 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)

    2013-07-12

    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 (http://pombe.kaist.ac.kr/compendium)

  18. AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AND TRACKING CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS. I. SEPARATION OF DYNAMIC AND QUIESCENT COMPONENTS IN CORONAGRAPH IMAGES

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    Morgan, Huw; Byrne, Jason P.; Habbal, Shadia Rifai

    2012-06-20

    Automated techniques for detecting and tracking coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in coronagraph data are of ever increasing importance for space weather monitoring and forecasting. They serve to remove the biases and tedium of human interpretation, and provide the robust analysis necessary for statistical studies across large numbers of observations. An important requirement in their operation is that they satisfactorily distinguish the CME structure from the background quiescent coronal structure (streamers, coronal holes). Many studies resort to some form of time differencing to achieve this, despite the errors inherent in such an approach-notably spatiotemporal crosstalk. This article describes a new deconvolution technique that separates coronagraph images into quiescent and dynamic components. A set of synthetic observations made from a sophisticated model corona and CME demonstrates the validity and effectiveness of the technique in isolating the CME signal. Applied to observations by the LASCO C2 and C3 coronagraphs, the structure of a faint CME is revealed in detail despite the presence of background streamers that are several times brighter than the CME. The technique is also demonstrated to work on SECCHI/COR2 data, and new possibilities for estimating the three-dimensional structure of CMEs using the multiple viewing angles are discussed. Although quiescent coronal structures and CMEs are intrinsically linked, and although their interaction is an unavoidable source of error in any separation process, we show in a companion paper that the deconvolution approach outlined here is a robust and accurate method for rigorous CME analysis. Such an approach is a prerequisite to the higher-level detection and classification of CME structure and kinematics.

  19. 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

    2009-01-01

    , 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...

  20. CATALOG OF OBSERVED TANGENTS TO THE SPIRAL ARMS IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY

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    Vallée, Jacques P., E-mail: jacques.vallee@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca [Herzberg Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada, National Science Infrastructure portfolio, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC, V9E 2E7 (Canada)

    2014-11-01

    From the Sun's location in the Galactic disk, one can use different arm tracers (CO, H I, thermal or ionized or relativistic electrons, masers, cold and hot dust, etc.) to locate a tangent to each spiral arm in the disk of the Milky Way. We present a master catalog of the astronomically observed tangents to the Galaxy's spiral arms, using different arm tracers from the literature. Some arm tracers can have slightly divergent results from several papers, so a mean value is taken—see the Appendix for CO, H II, and masers. The catalog of means currently consists of 63 mean tracer entries, spread over many arms (Carina, Crux-Centaurus, Norma, Perseus origin, near 3 kpc, Scutum, Sagittarius), stemming from 107 original arm tracer entries. Additionally, we updated and revised a previous statistical analysis of the angular offset and linear separation from the mid-arm for each different mean arm tracer. Given enough arm tracers, and summing and averaging over all four spiral arms, one could determine if arm tracers have separate and parallel lanes in the Milky Way. This statistical analysis allows a cross-cut of a Galactic spiral arm to be made, confirming a recent discovery of a linear separation between arm tracers. Here, from the mid-arm's CO to the inner edge's hot dust, the arm halfwidth is about 340 pc; doubling would yield a full arm width of 680 pc. We briefly compare these observations with the predictions of many spiral arm theories, notably the density wave theory.

  1. 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

    2010-12-14

    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.

  2. 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)

    2005-03-15

    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.

  3. 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

    2012-10-02

    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.

  4. Proceedings of SSST-5, Fifth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation, pages 19, ACL HLT 2011, Portland, Oregon, USA, June 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Figure 1: Architectural overview. to compare the observed projection against the ex- pected projection Linguistics Automatic Projection of Semantic Structures: an Application to Pairwise Translation Ranking estimation for machine translation. The model has several interesting properties, most notably: 1) it only

  5. Surface-structure sensitivity of CeO2 nanocrystals in photocatalysis and enhancing the reactivity with nanogold

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    Lei, Wanying; Zhang, Tingting; Gu, Lin; Liu, Ping; Rodriguez, José A.; Liu, Gang; Liu, Minghua

    2015-06-19

    Structure–function correlations are a central theme in heterogeneous (photo)catalysis. In this research, using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), the atomic surface structures of well-defined one-dimensional (1D) CeO2 nanorods (NRs) and 3D nanocubes (NCs) are directly visualized at subangstrom resolution. CeO2 NCs predominantly expose the {100} facet, with {110} and {111} as minor cutoff facets at the respective edges and corners. Notably, the outermost surface layer of the {100} facet is nearly O-terminated. Neither surface relaxations nor reconstructions on {100} are observed, indicating unusual polarity compensation, which is primarily mediated by near-surface oxygen vacancies. The surface of CeO2 NRs ismore »highly stepped, with the enclosed {110} facet exposing Ce cations and O anions on terraces. On the basis of STEM profile-view imaging and electronic structure analysis, the photoreactivity of CeO2 nanocrystals toward aqueous methyl orange degradation under UV is revealed to be surface-structure-sensitive, following the order: {110} >> {100}. The underlying surface-structure sensitivity can be attributed to the variation in low-coordinate surface cerium cations between {110} and {100} facets. To further enhance light absorption, Au nanoparticles (NPs) are deposited on CeO2 NRs to form Au/CeO2 plasmonic nanocomposites, which dramatically promotes the photoreactivity that is Au particle size- and excitation light wavelength-dependent. The mechanisms responsible for the enhancement of photocatalytic activity are discussed, highlighting the crucial role of photoexcited charge carrier transfer.« less

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

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    Vasala, S.; Yamauchi, H.; Karppinen, M.

    2011-05-15

    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.

  7. 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.

    2010-05-12

    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.

  8. Persistence of gamma-H2AX and 53BP1 foci in proliferating and nonproliferating human mammary epithelial cells after exposure to gamma-rays or iron ions

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    Groesser, Torsten; Chang, Hang; Fontenay, Gerald; Chen, James; Costes, Sylvain V.; Barcellos-Hoff, Mary Helen; Parvin, Bahram; Rydberg, Bjorn

    2010-12-22

    To investigate {gamma}-H2AX (phosphorylated histone H2AX) and 53BP1 (tumour protein 53 binding protein No. 1) foci formation and removal in proliferating and non-proliferating human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC) after exposure to sparsely and densely ionizing radiation under different cell culture conditions. HMEC cells were grown either as monolayers (2D) or in extracellular matrix to allow the formation of acinar structures in vitro (3D). Foci numbers were quantified by image analysis at various time points after exposure. Our results reveal that in non-proliferating cells under 2D and 3D cell culture conditions, iron-ion induced {gamma}-H2AX foci were still present at 72 h after exposure, although 53BP1 foci returned to control levels at 48 h. In contrast in proliferating HMEC, both {gamma}-H2AX and 53BP1 foci decreased to control levels during the 24-48 h time interval after irradiation under 2D conditions. Foci numbers decreased faster after {gamma}-ray irradiation and returned to control levels by 12 h regardless of marker, cell proliferation status, and cell culture condition. Conclusions: The disappearance of radiation induced {gamma}-H2AX and 53BP1 foci in HMEC have different dynamics that depend on radiation quality and proliferation status. Notably, the general patterns do not depend on the cell culture condition (2D versus 3D). We speculate that the persistent {gamma}-H2AX foci in iron-ion irradiated non-proliferating cells could be due to limited availability of double strand break (DSB) repair pathways in G0/G1-phase, or that repair of complex DSB requires replication or chromatin remodeling.

  9. Strong-Field Quantum Electrodynamics and Muonic Hydrogen

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    U. D. Jentschura

    2014-11-14

    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.

  10. Commercial potential of natural gas storage in lined rock caverns (LRC)

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    1999-11-01

    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.

  11. Quick-change filter cartridge

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    Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM); McFarland, Andrew R. (College Station, TX); Ortiz, Carlos A. (Bryan, TX)

    1995-01-01

    A quick-change filter cartridge. In sampling systems for measurement of airborne materials, a filter element is introduced into the sampled airstream such that the aerosol constituents are removed and deposited on the filter. Fragile sampling media often require support in order to prevent rupture during sampling, and careful mounting and sealing to prevent misalignment, tearing, or creasing which would allow the sampled air to bypass the filter. Additionally, handling of filter elements may introduce cross-contamination or exposure of operators to toxic materials. Moreover, it is desirable to enable the preloading of filter media into quick-change cartridges in clean laboratory environments, thereby simplifying and expediting the filter-changing process in the field. The quick-change filter cartridge of the present invention permits the application of a variety of filter media in many types of instruments and may also be used in automated systems. The cartridge includes a base through which a vacuum can be applied to draw air through the filter medium which is located on a porous filter support and held there by means of a cap which forms an airtight seal with the base. The base is also adapted for receiving absorbing media so that both particulates and gas-phase samples may be trapped for investigation, the latter downstream of the aerosol filter.

  12. A major star formation region in the receding tip of the stellar Galactic bar. II. Supplementary information and evidence that the bar is not the same structure as the triaxial bulge previouly reported

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    M. Lopez-Corredoira; F. Garzon; J. E. Beckman; T. J. Mahoney; P. L. Hammersley; X. Calbet

    1999-03-17

    This paper is the second part of Garzon et al. (1997: ApJ 491, L31) in which we presented an outline of the analysis of 60 spectra from a follow-up program to the Two Micron Galactic Survey (TMGS) project in the l=27 deg., b=0 deg. area. In this second part, we present a more detailed explanation of the analysis as well a library of the spectra for more complete information for each of the 60 stars, and further discussions on the implications for the structure of the Galaxy. This region contains a prominent excess in the flux distribution and star counts previously observed in several spectral ranges, notably in the TMGS. More than 50% of the spectra of the stars detected with m_K<5.0 mag, within a very high confidence level, correspond to stars of luminosity class I, and a significant proportion of the remainder are very late giants which must also be rapidly evolving. We make the case, using all the available evidence, that we are observing a region at the nearer end of the Galactic bar, where the Scutum spiral arm breaks away, and that this is powerful evidence for the presence of the bar. Alternative explanations do not give nearly such a satisfactory account of the observations. The space localization of one and, a fortiori, of both ends of the bar allows us to infer a position angle for the bar of around 75 deg. with respect to the Sun-Galactic centre line. The angle is different from that given by other authors for the bar and this, we think, is because they refer to the triaxial bulge and not to the bar as detected here.

  13. 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.

    2015-02-25

    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

  14. Long-term effects on reproductive parameters in female rats after translactational exposure to PCBs

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    Sager, D.B.; Girard, D.M. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (United States))

    1994-07-01

    In an integrated series of experiments, we assessed effects of translactational exposure to Aroclor 1254 at three different ages: As young adults (2-4.5 months), as mature adults (5-8 months), and as older adults (8.5-13 months). Developing female rats were exposed postnatally to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) via oral treatment of the dams on Days 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 of lactation at the following doses: 8 [mu]g/g (PCBI), 32 [mu]g/g (PCBII), and 64 [mu]g/g (PCBIII) in peanut oil. Puberty, both vaginal opening and first estrus, was delayed in PCBII and PCBIII offspring. PCB exposure at all doses had a pronounced and consistent effect on uterine response. In mature PCBII and PCBIII adults, uterine wet weights were reduced at all stages of the estrous cycle and in light-induced persistent vaginal estrus (PVE). PCBI offspring exhibited a decreased uterine weight in proestrus and in light-induced PVE. Analysis of estrous cycles for 40 days at all ages indicated increases in diestrus. Fertility in young adults and mature adults was affected, with PCBIII young adults exhibiting less success with preimplantation stages, and PCBII and PCBIII mature adults showing an effect at pre- and/or postimplantation stages. As determined by patterns in estrous cycling and rate of development of PVE in 64 days of constant light, exposure to PCBs did not hasten reproductive aging at any of the ages examined. Instead, PCBIII young adults and PCBII and PCBIII older adults exhibited a delay in onset of light-induced PVE. This study demonstrates that translactational exposure to a PCB mixture that has little notable effect on the dams, not only delays puberty in the female offspring, but also several months later results in decreased uterine response, impairment of fertility, and irregular cycle patterns. Reproductive aging, however, is not hastened, and even may be delayed. Many of these effects could be explained, in part, by interference with estrogen. 67 refs., 10 figs., 7 tabs.

  15. 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

    2009-03-10

    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.

  16. Compatible Relaxation and Coarsening in Algebraic Multigrid

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    Brannick, J J; Falgout, R D

    2009-09-22

    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.

  17. Optics of an opal modeled with a stratified effective index and the effect of the interface

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    Maurin, Isabelle; Laliotis, Athanasios; Bloch, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Reflection and transmission for an artificial opal are described through a model of stratified medium based upon a one-dimensional variation of an effective index. The model is notably applicable to a Langmuir-Blodgett type disordered opal. Light scattering is accounted for by a phenomenological absorption. The interface region between the opal and the substrate -or the vacuum- induces a periodicity break in the photonic crystal arrangement, which exhibits a prominent influence on the reflection, notably away from the Bragg reflection peak. Experimental results are compared to our model. The model is extendable to inverse opals, stacked cylinders, or irradiation by evanescent waves

  18. Patterns in wetland microbial community composition and functional gene repertoire associated with methane emissions

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    He, Shaomei; Malfatti, Stephanie A.; McFarland, Jack W.; Anderson, Frank E.; Pati, Amrita; Huntemann, Marcel; Tremblay, Julien; Glavina del Rio, Tijana; Waldrop, Mark P.; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; et al

    2015-05-19

    Wetland restoration on peat islands previously drained for agriculture has potential to reverse land subsidence and sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide as peat accretes. However, the emission of methane could potentially offset the greenhouse gas benefits of captured carbon. As microbial communities play a key role in governing wetland greenhouse gas fluxes, we are interested in how microbial community composition and functions are associated with wetland hydrology, biogeochemistry, and methane emission, which is critical to modeling the microbial component in wetland methane fluxes and to managing restoration projects for maximal carbon sequestration. Here, we couple sequence-based methods with biogeochemical and greenhousemore »gas measurements to interrogate microbial communities from a pilot-scale restored wetland in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California, revealing considerable spatial heterogeneity even within this relatively small site. A number of microbial populations and functions showed strong correlations with electron acceptor availability and methane production; some also showed a preference for association with plant roots. Marker gene phylogenies revealed a diversity of major methane-producing and -consuming populations and suggested novel diversity within methanotrophs. Methanogenic archaea were observed in all samples, as were nitrate-, sulfate-, and metal-reducing bacteria, indicating that no single terminal electron acceptor was preferred despite differences in energetic favorability and suggesting spatial microheterogeneity and microniches. Notably, methanogens were negatively correlated with nitrate-, sulfate-, and metal-reducing bacteria and were most abundant at sampling sites with high peat accretion and low electron acceptor availability, where methane production was highest. Wetlands are the largest nonanthropogenic source of atmospheric methane but also a key global carbon reservoir. Characterizing belowground microbial communities that mediate carbon cycling in wetlands is critical to accurately predicting their responses to changes in land management and climate. Here, we studied a restored wetland and revealed substantial spatial heterogeneity in biogeochemistry, methane production, and microbial communities, largely associated with the wetland hydraulic design. We observed patterns in microbial community composition and functions correlated with biogeochemistry and methane production, including diverse microorganisms involved in methane production and consumption. We found that methanogenesis gene abundance is inversely correlated with genes from pathways exploiting other electron acceptors, yet the ubiquitous presence of genes from all these pathways suggests that diverse electron acceptors contribute to the energetic balance of the ecosystem. These investigations represent an important step toward effective management of wetlands to reduce methane flux to the atmosphere and enhance belowground carbon storage.« less

  19. 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

  20. Waste drum gas generation sampling program at Rocky Flats during FY 1988

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    Roggenthen, D.K.; McFeeters, T.L.; Nieweg, R.G.

    1991-02-11

    Rocky Flats Plant Transuranic Waste Drums were sampled for gas composition. Combustibles, plastics, Raschig rings, solidified organic sludge, and solidified inorganic sludge transuranic waste forms were sampled. Plastic bag material and waste samples were also taken from some solidified sludge waste drums. A vacuum system was used to sample each layer of containment inside a waste drum, including individual waste bags. G values (gas generation) were calculated for the waste drums. Analytical results indicate that very low concentrations of potentially flammable or corrosive gas mixtures will be found in vented drums. G(H{sub 2}) was usually below 1.6, while G(Total) was below 4.0. Hydrogen permeability tests on different types of plastic waste bags used at Rocky Flats were also conducted. Polyvinylchloride was slightly more permeable to hydrogen than polyethylene for new or creased material. Permeability of aged material to hydrogen was slightly higher than for new material. Solidified organic and inorganic sludges were sampled for volatile organics. The analytical results from two drums of solidified organic sludges showed concentrations were above detection limits for four of the 36 volatile organics analyzed. The analytical results for four of the five solidified inorganic sludges show that concentrations were below detection limits for all volatile organics analyzed. 3 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. 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: hlyang@mail.cmu.edu.tw [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)

    2014-01-15

    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.

  2. Targeting CD9 produces stimulus-independent antiangiogenic effects predominantly in activated endothelial cells during angiogenesis: A novel antiangiogenic therapy

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    Kamisasanuki, Taro; Department of Ophthalmology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544 ; Tokushige, Saori; Terasaki, Hiroto; Department of Ophthalmology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544 ; Khai, Ngin Cin; Wang, Yuqing; Sakamoto, Taiji; Kosai, Ken-ichiro

    2011-09-16

    Highlights: {yields} CD9 plays stimulus-independent roles in angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. {yields} Targeting CD9 expression is effective in an angiogenic disease model. {yields} Targeting CD9 expression predominantly affects activated endothelial cells. {yields} CD9 is involved in endothelial cell proliferation, but not survival. {yields} CD9 is part of angiogenic machinery in endothelial cells during angiogenesis. -- Abstract: The precise roles of tetraspanin CD9 are unclear. Here we show that CD9 plays a stimulus-independent role in angiogenesis and that inhibiting CD9 expression or function is a potential antiangiogenic therapy. Knocking down CD9 expression significantly inhibited in vitro endothelial cell migration and invasion induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Injecting CD9-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA-CD9) markedly inhibited HGF- or VEGF-induced subconjunctival angiogenesis in vivo. Both results revealed potent and stimulus-independent antiangiogenic effects of targeting CD9. Furthermore, intravitreous injections of siRNA-CD9 or anti-CD9 antibodies were therapeutically effective for laser-induced retinal and choroidal neovascularization in mice, a representative ocular angiogenic disease model. In terms of the mechanism, growth factor receptor and downstream signaling activation were not affected, whereas abnormal localization of integrins and membrane type-1 matrix metalloproteinase was observed during angiogenesis, by knocking down CD9 expression. Notably, knocking down CD9 expression did not induce death and mildly inhibited proliferation of quiescent endothelial cells under conditions without an angiogenic stimulus. Thus, CD9 does not directly affect growth factor-induced signal transduction, which is required in angiogenesis and normal vasculature, but is part of the angiogenesis machinery in endothelial cells during angiogenesis. In conclusion, targeting CD9 produced stimulus-independent antiangiogenic effects predominantly in activated endothelial cells during angiogenesis, and appears to be an effective and safe antiangiogenic approach. These results shed light on the biological roles of CD9 and may lead to novel antiangiogenic therapies.

  3. The Full Abstraction of the UC Framework Jesus F. Almansa

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    polynomial time calcu- lus ppc. Security is defined under active and adaptive adversaries with synchronous and authenticated communication. In detail, we define an encoding from machines in UC to processes in ppc and show communities with distinct methods: notably process calculi and (probabilistic) machine-based. Calculi appeal

  4. 1 INTRODUCTION Probabilistic risk (or safety) assessments (PRA) pro-

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  5. 23 September 1994 Chemical PhysicsLetters 227 ( 1994) 663-668

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    Chu, Shih-I

    of `coherent control' of multiphoton dynamics may be feasible. 1. Introduction Recent advances in high-61. In particu- lar, experiments on MPD on hydrogen molecular ions (H: /D: ) [ 2-4 ] have revealed two notable, respectively, the electronic and in- discretization and solution of the two-color non-Her- ternuclear

  6. Produced by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office he University of Elec-

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    Yanai, Keiji

    for astrophysics, nuclear fusion, and ultrashort wavelength lithography. Notably, ILS research- The Institute Large Millimeter/sub- millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile. In 2000, ILS researchers reported, with 50 UEC faculty members conducting research at the in- stitute. "Our international approach

  7. Temperature-dependent scattering of hyperthermal energy K+ J. Powers* and J. R. Manson

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    Manson, Joseph R.

    in the scattering process at hyperthermal energies.2,3,6,13­15 Of those measurements, the most notable were aimed,15 measured the thermal broadening of peaks in the energy-resolved spec- tra of Kr+ scattered from Cu(001 shown to provide a reasonable description of scat- tering processes in this energy range.2

  8. A FAQ Approach for Collecting Evidence on Formal Method Industrial Usage

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    Southampton, University of

    A FAQ Approach for Collecting Evidence on Formal Method Industrial Usage Jean-Christophe Deprez1.fitzgerald@newcastle.ac.uk Abstract. After several decades, formal methods are gaining ground in Industry. However, as pointed out areas, most notably in collecting evidence on the use of formal methods and tools in Industry

  9. Effects of Terrain Heights and Sizes on Island-Scale Circulations and Rainfall for the Island of Hawaii during HaRP

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    Chen, Yi-Leng

    of Hawaii during HaRP YANG YANG AND YI-LENG CHEN Department of Meteorology, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (Manuscript received 9 August 2006, in final form 23 April 2007) ABSTRACT Islands in Hawaii have different sizes and terrain heights with notable differences in climate and weather

  10. J. Paleont., 76(5), 2002, pp. 921927 Copyright 2002, The Paleontological Society

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    Rahl, Jeffrey M.

    and the Mifflin Member of the Platteville Formation in Illinois, yielded specimens of A. maxwelli (Decker). Our American mid-conti- nent. With the notable exception of the Viola Springs Formation in Oklahoma, most units), but the specimens were not described. Two other collections, from the Upper Bromide Formation in Oklahoma

  11. 22 BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. LIST O F WATER PLANTS POR CARP PONDS.

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    .-Narrow-leaved Oat-tail. Very common. Less common,but found in this District and notably in a pond near the foot22 BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. LIST O F WATER PLANTS POR CARP PONDS. B y LESTER. Rudolph Hessel, Superintendent of the Carp Ponds. The names given in that list where obsolete are placed

  12. A Homogeneous Record (18962006) of Daily Weather and Climate at Mohonk Lake, New York*

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    /Minimum Temperature Sensor. Notable results from the analysis of this record include 1) a warming trend driven largely with the automated Maximum/Minimum Temperature Sensor (MMTS; Quayle et al. 1991). In theory, the goal was to reduce). In fact, the USHCN states explicitly in their metadata for the network that MMTS measurements are largely

  13. OECD/IEA 2015 Addressing global energy and climate

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    Goda, Keisuke

    on the way to become first fuel, with role of LNG on the rise Main sources of regional LNG supply Share of LNG rises in global gas trade, pushed by a near-tripling in liquefaction sites: LNG brings more up the global energy agenda The rise in LNG ­ notably from the US ­ is set to have a positive impact

  14. Multitiered Supply Chain Networks: Multicriteria DecisionMaking under Uncertainty June Dong and Ding Zhang

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    Nagurney, Anna

    chain management practices in the PC industry, notably, in the greater China area. Yan, Yu, and Cheng for production loading planning for a textile company under a quick response requirement. In this paper, we and Ding Zhang Department of Marketing and Management School of Business State University of New York

  15. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-193. 2004. 43 Recent Projections of 21st-Century Climate

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    Westerling, Anthony L.

    in the atmosphere. The model, part of the Department of Energy-funded Accelerated Climate Prediction Initiative, and ecosystems. Simulated temperatures in climate-model grid cells over Northern California began to warm notably by the coupled global atmosphere-ocean-ice- land Parallel Climate Model (PCM) in response to historical

  16. DipZoom: The Internet Measurements Marketplace

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    Rabinovich, Michael "Misha"

    worldwide, with only one location in Africa, Central and South America, and China, and none in Russia. For example, in HTTP, a measurement of a page download done with and without pipelining and persistent themselves. Recent efforts, notably the DIMES and Traceroute@home projects (see [7], [32] and papers listed

  17. 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

    2014-08-01

    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.

  18. Impact of sedimentary provenance and weathering on arsenic distribution in aquifers of the Datong basin, China: Constraints from elemental geochemistry

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    Xie, Xianjun; Wang, Yanxin; Ellis, Andre; Liu, Chongxuan; Duan, Mengyu; Li, Junxia

    2014-11-01

    Arsenic (As)-contaminated aquifer sediments from Datong basin, China have been analyzed to infer the provenance and depositional environment related to As distribution in the aquifer sediments. The As content in the sediments ranged from 2.45 to 27.38 mg/kg with an average value of 9.54 mg/kg, which is comparable to the average value in modern unconsolidated sediments. However, minor variation in As concentration with depth has been observed in the core. There was a significant correlation between Fe, and Al and As, which was attributed to the adsorption or co-precipitation of As onto/with Fe oxides/hydroxides and/or Fe-coated clay minerals. Post-Archean Australian Shale (PAAS)-normalized REEs patterns of sediment samples along the borehole were constant, and the sediments had a notably restricted range of La-N/Yb-N ratios from 0.7 to 1.0. These results suggested that the provenance of the Datong basin remained similar throughout the whole depositional period. The analysis of major geochemical compositions confirmed that all core sediments were from the same sedimentary source and experienced significant sedimentary recycling. The co-variation of As, V/Al, Ni/Al and chemical index of alteration (CIA) values in the sediments along the borehole suggested that As distribution in the sediments was primarily controlled by weathering processes. The calculated CIA values of the sediments along the borehole indicate that a relative strong chemical weathering occurred during the deposition of sediments at depths of similar to 35 to 88 m, which was corresponding to the depth at which high As groundwater was observed at the site. Strong chemical weathering favored the deposition of Fe-bearing minerals including poorly crystalline and crystalline Fe oxide mineral phases and concomitant co-precipitation of As with these minerals in the sediments. Subsequent reductive dissolution of As-bearing poorly crystalline and crystalline Fe oxides would result in the enrichment of As in groundwater. In general, the chemical weathering during the deposition of the sediments governed the co-accumulation of Fe oxides and As in the aquifer sediments. And then, the reductive dissolution of Fe oxides/hydroxides is the mechanism of As enrichment in the groundwater in the Datong basin

  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

    2012-03-01

    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.

    2012-03-12

    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.

  1. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 133153 Biomimetic robot navigation

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    2000-01-01

    Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 133­153 Biomimetic robot navigation Matthias O. Franz Abstract In the past decade, a large number of robots has been built that explicitly implement biological applications, most notably in the field of indoor robot navigation. While simpler insect navigation behaviours

  2. Robust, high-throughput solution structural analyses by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)

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    Cai, Long

    shapes and similar structures for 25 unknown structures, and determine envelopes for 41 proteins. We strength in other fields9. How- ever, SAXS use has sharply increased with advances in synchrotron X,10,11. Notably, SAXS analyses can build on and be combined with other results to test experimental hypotheses

  3. An Annotated Bibliography Red -Cockaded Woodpecker

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    Georgia, University of

    in the bibliography. Indeed, 3 #12;some primary sources of information are rather "unsophisticate these in an addendum. Some likely sources of information could not be examined. Notable among these were early issues been included as indicative of the type of information available through that source. Copyrighted

  4. Review Article Radiogenic heat production, thermal regime and evolution of continental crust

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    and the variations in seismic velocities below the Moho. Notably, heat flow studies have delin- eated the vertical use generic models based on a "type" crustal column to calculate crustal geotherms. In stable regions, lower crustal temperatures depend on the amount and vertical distribution of heat producing elements

  5. Research Highlights 2 -33 Highlights of Joint Research 34 -51

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    and tsunami on March 11 devastated the Pacific coast area of the northeastern region of Japan. The accident of the Fukushima nuclear plant aggravated the situation. Our life and research activity were profoundly affected after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. Notable developments in the past year and those in progress

  6. J Math Imaging Vis (2008) 30: 275283 DOI 10.1007/s10851-007-0055-0

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    Maini, Philip K.

    2008-01-01

    (pixels) separated by a distance R com- pares notably well with the PDF of the velocity differences well with the PDF of the velocity differences in a turbulent flow as predicted by the statistical Two Peasant Women Digging in Field with Snow #12;276 J Math Imaging Vis (2008) 30: 275­283 (March

  7. Biogeosciences, 11, 44774491, 2014 www.biogeosciences.net/11/4477/2014/

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    carbon (SOC) pool size vari- ation), while energy limited microbial activity in the amor- phous horizon- perature alleviated the energy constraint of microbial activity most notably in amorphous soils, whereas-4477-2014 © Author(s) 2014. CC Attribution 3.0 License. The implications of microbial and substrate limitation

  8. Toward the Development of Printable Nanowire Electronics and Sensors

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    Javey, Ali

    -performance flexible electronics have been demon- strated.[44­47] In one approach, microstructured inorganic flexible electronics. In another notable approach, semiconductor nanowires (NWs) have been proposed and demonstrated as versatile building blocks for flexible electronics, involving the chemical vapor deposition

  9. Working Papers Series Paper 6 October 2010

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    was investigated by employing multi-temporal NDVI images. The results of the logistics regression show have experienced notable progress in their economic growth and managed to improve the welfare status and institutional factors threaten food security in the region. Low agricultural productivity, poverty and land

  10. Replication Protein A (RPA) Hampers the Processive Action of APOBEC3G Cytosine Deaminase on

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    Borgstahl, Gloria

    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

  11. Option Pricing for Inventory Management and Control Bryant Angelos, McKay Heasley, and Jeffrey Humpherys

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    Humpherys, Jeffrey

    inventories in a retail market. Specifically, merchants can buy option contracts on unsold inventories. There are some obvious differences between the cap- ital and retail markets. One notable example expect to see a similar commoditization in the retail markets over time. There are already web services

  12. RENEWABLE ENERGY: A VIABLE CHOICE By Antonia V. Herzog, Timothy E. Lipman, Jennifer L. Edwards, and Daniel M. Kammen

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    --notably solar, wind, and biomass--are poised to play a major role in the energy economy and in improving the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recent Third Assessment Report and the National Academy programs to build markets for renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency programs.2 Not since

  13. 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

  14. Predicting students' happiness from physiology, phone, mobility, and behavioral data

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    of depression in the United States notably increased in the last century, but a greater number of young adults% classification accuracy of self-reported happiness on held-out test data. I. INTRODUCTION Not only have rates, and suicide has become the third leading cause of death among college-aged individuals [3]. For these reasons

  15. Professor of theYear: Alice M. Agogino

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    . PROFESSOR ROLE MODEL CARES (Community Assessment for Renewable Energy and Sustainability)Team wins the 2010 energy. One of her lab's many notable projects is the "Seguro Protective Suit", which aims to shield farmworkers in the Central Valley from harmful pesticides. She also teaches an E10 module in which she focuses

  16. Environ. Sci. Technol. 1992, 26, 777-781 Gas-Phase Removal of NO from Gas Streams via Dielectric Barrier

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    Kushner, Mark

    streams. Introduction Nitric oxide, a gaseous air contaminant, is harmful to human health when inhaled techniques must also be evaluated (7). Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is the most advanced technology- creases under dry conditions with increasing O2concen- tration at =24 "C due to plasma oxidation of Nz

  17. WELDING RESEARCH -s77WELDING JOURNAL

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    DuPont, John N.

    WELDING RESEARCH -s77WELDING JOURNAL ABSTRACT. The microstructure of AL- 6XN plates joined via a double-sided fric- tion stir weld has been investigated. The microstructural zones that develop during friction stir welding (FSW) reflect de- creasing strains and less severe thermal cy- cles with increasing

  18. Algorithmic folding complexity

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    Cardinal, Jean

    2009-01-01

    How do we most quickly fold a paper strip (modeled as a line) to obtain a desired mountain-valley pattern of equidistant creases (viewed as a binary string)? Define the folding complexity of a mountain-valley string as the ...

  19. Electromechanical instability on dielectric polymer surface: Modeling and experiment

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    Park, Harold S.

    Electromechanical instability on dielectric polymer surface: Modeling and experiment Harold S. Park this by modifying the Q1P0 formulation of Simo et al. [1], and adapting it to the electromechanical coupling on the critical electric fields that are necessary to induce electromechanical instabilities such as creasing

  20. 2013 UCLA Curtis Center Mathematics and Teaching Conference

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    Crease: A Brief Guide to the Great Equations, 2009) 13 #12;6. Maxwell's Equations 7. Einstein's Mass-Energy are corresponding to the five regular polyhedra (a.k.a. Platonic Solids) 6 #12;Johannes Kepler's Model of the Solar Equivalence E = mc2 8. Einstein's Field Equations 9. Schrödinger's Equation 10. The Heisenberg Uncertainty