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  1. ORIGINE ET SIGNIFICATION DES NOMS DE FAMILLE D'ORIGINE FRANAISE, OCCITANE, HISPANIQUE ET AUTRES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    peu probable, « originaire de Monpardiac (Gers) » -- Bouillon (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) -- Boulin (Hautes

  2. Post-Harvest Marketing Alternatives

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    McCorkle, Dean; Welch, Mark

    2009-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The marketing time frame for crops can be divided into three parts--pre-harvest, harvest and post-harvest. This publication focuses on the more common post-harvest marketing strategies using forward contracts, storage, futures contracts, options...

  3. Post-2014 Resource Allocations

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive Solar Home Design Passive SolarCenterYouPortsmouth/Paducah ProjectPost-2014

  4. Sample Internship Posting Department Name

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Sample Internship Posting Department Name: Internship Title: Location: Description of Organization are examples from other internship postings Interns will: · Analyze potential investments · Shadow team members(s) in ________ is desirable For a list of majors see http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/major Internship Period: The following

  5. Dalhart post shot investigation

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    Mathews, M.A.; Thompson, J.L.; Hahn, K.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Madigan, W.P.; Gadeken, L.L. (Halliburton Logging Services, Inc., Houston, TX (United States))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The nuclear test Dalhart, U4u, was executed at a depth of 2100 ft on October 13, 1988. This test has multiple radioactive isotopes or fission products associated with it and knowledge of the distribution of these isotopes is desirable for the Nuclear Test Program. A slant post shot hole was drilled in late August 1990 to sample the geologic material from the collapsed zone or chimney above Dalhart. This 9 7/8 inch borehole was drilled at approximately 19 degrees from the vertical toward the Dalhart executive depth. This borehole started at approximately 734 ft due south of the Dalhart event. Drilling circulation was lost at a slant depth of 1030 ft (980 ft True Vertical Depth, TVD). Drilling was completed to 2280 ft (2156 ft TVD). The water level was encountered at a depth of 1063 ft (1513 ft TVD). A Halliburton 1 11/16 in diameter TracerScan gamma-ray-spectroscopy log was run inside the drill string at a speed of 10 ft/min. Spectra were obtained from TD to the surface. Radioactive material produced by the test was present from TD to 1850 ft (1746 ft TVD). Spectra were acquired at .025 ft depth intervals and averages recorded digitally every ten ft and thirty ft were displayed on the blue line log together with the total observed gamma ray and casing collar locater signal. Also a DOE high intensity gamma log was run by Atlas Wireline Services from TD to the surface. This log did not detect any radioactive activity in the hole. The gamma-ray photo peaks on the spectroscopy log were used to determine the depths for sampling with the Hunt sidewall sampling tool. Eleven samples were acquired from the depth interval 2212 ft to 1823 ft (2089 to 1721 ft TVD). None of these samples contained enough activity to be measured with normal drillback survey instruments. 7 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. POSTED

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartment ofDepartment ofof EnergyYou$0.C. 20545 OCT 28 1% - :NEW;ORAU/ I_ ^ Department of

  7. From anywhere... to anyone Canada Post

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    From anywhere... to anyone · Canada Post Nov. 10 2010 Presentation to York University to high · Highlights from the 2009 P Loves E Research Canada Post DM Solutions overview · Addressed Admail · The right service at the right time for the right price · The Canada Post reach · The Canadian receiver

  8. From anywhere... to anyone Canada Post

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    From anywhere... to anyone · Canada Post Nov. 10 2010 Presentation to York University to high, Director, Business Development for the Utilities & Government Verticals Rick joined Canada Post in February Logistics, International Sales and as Director, Public Sector sales . Prior to joining Canada Post, Rick

  9. Instructions for Accessing FedConnect Postings, June 30, 2009...

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    Instructions for Accessing FedConnect Postings, June 30, 2009 Instructions for Accessing FedConnect Postings, June 30, 2009 Instructions for Accessing FedConnect Postings and...

  10. Microsoft Word - Post_Skidoo_CX.docx

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    Tribes (CSKT) for purchase of Skidoo Creek, Post Creek, and Bird's Eye View properties Fish and Wildlife Project No.: 2002-003-00, contract 55869 Categorical Exclusion Applied...

  11. FBI officer accepts LANL counterintelligence post

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    LANL counterintelligence FBI officer accepts LANL counterintelligence post Cloyd has most recently served as assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division of the Federal...

  12. ja_post_advisors_batch Page 1 Posting Advisors in Batch

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    ja_post_advisors_batch Page 1 Posting Advisors in Batch Validate that the student does not have the `new' advisor posted. For example, this student currently has one advisor (Advisor Type = ADVR) Alice Turner. Navigation Path: Records and Enrollment ­ Student Background Information ­ Student Advisor Upload

  13. Search the Site Post Job | Search Resumes

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Search the Site News Employers Post Job | Search Resumes HOME CAREER NETWORK NEWS HOTBEDS EVENT CENTER CAREER FAIRS COMPANY PROFILES BIOPHARM INSIGHT ABOUT US NEWSLETTERS FREE Newsletters NEWS News by Subject News by Disease News by Date PLoS Search News CAREER NETWORK Most Recent Jobs Search Jobs Post

  14. Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments

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    Lancaster, Ross; lutzenhiser, Loren; Moezzi, Mithra; Widder, Sarah H.; Chandra, Subrato; Baechler, Michael C.

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined a range of factors influencing energy consumption in households that had participated in residential energy-efficiency upgrades. The study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and was conducted by faculty and staff of Portland State University Center for Urban Studies and Department of Economics. This work was made possible through the assistance and support of the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), whose residential energy-efficiency programs provided the population from which the sample cases were drawn. All households in the study had participated in the ETO Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. A number of these had concurrently pursued measures through other ETO programs. Post-retrofit energy outcomes are rarely investigated on a house-by-house basis. Rather, aggregate changes are ordinarily the focus of program impact evaluations, with deviation from aggregate expectations chalked up to measurement error, the vagaries of weather and idiosyncrasies of occupants. However, understanding how homes perform post-retrofit on an individual basis can give important insights to increase energy savings at the participant and the programmatic level. Taking a more disaggregated approach, this study analyzed energy consumption data from before and after the retrofit activity and made comparisons with engineering estimates for the upgrades, to identify households that performed differently from what may have been expected based on the estimates. A statistical analysis using hierarchal linear models, which accounted for weather variations, was performed looking separately at gas and electrical use during the periods before and after upgrades took place. A more straightforward comparison of billing data for 12-month periods before and after the intervention was also performed, yielding the majority of the cases examined. The later approach allowed total energy use and costs to be assessed but did not account for weather variation. From this statistical analysis, 18 study participants were selected and interviewed. The participants completed an in-home interview covering a range of topics, including changes in occupancy and additional changes to the homes that may have affected energy use. The goal of the interviews was to identify factors that may have contributed to unusual energy performance. These factors were identified by their frequency of occurrence in outperforming or underperforming homes, or simply by identifying factors that had the largest impact on overall savings. The motivations and levels of satisfaction with the outcomes of the upgrades were covered in detail, as well as extensive discussions of behaviors pertaining to thermal control, lighting, water, and appliance use. Most of cases studied achieved substantial energy savings, although it was more common for the projected savings to be greater than the demonstrated savings. Two factors that played a very large role in savings variation were 1) changes in occupancy and 2) fenestration improvements outside of the incentive programs. Motivation for pursuing the upgrades (e.g., environmental sustainability vs. comfort or cost savings) did not seem to play any role in achieving savings. Participants generally were more concerned with maintaining aesthetics through lighting than comfort through heating or cooling. They also seemed more likely to turn the lights off when leaving a room than to turn the heat off when leaving the home.

  15. Posted 10/18/11 MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

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    Heller, Barbara

    manufacturing processes in our Metal Fabrication and Assembly departments. Additional responsibilities includePosted 10/18/11 MANUFACTURING ENGINEER Kenall Manufacturing Gurnee, IL Kenall, a leading manufacturer of advanced lighting solutions for specialized environments, has exceptional opportunities

  16. Post 2014 Final Allocations.pdf

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    FR Doc. 2011-26750 Filed 10-14-11; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 6450-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Post-2014 Resource Pool-Loveland Area Projects,...

  17. AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form Organization Name WorksafeBC Location 6951 Westminster 604-279-8136 Fax Skills acquired during this internship include Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft

  18. Post Office Building, Rancho Mirage, California | Department...

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    Post Office in California The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been making an effort to add solar power to its offices as part of the Million Solar Roofs Initiative. They have been...

  19. PROFIL DE POSTE Code : ENRRH08

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    PROFIL DE POSTE Code : ENRRH08 Version : 00 TECHNICIEN AM?NAGEMENT INT?RIEUR Date : 01). Compétences Connaître le parc machines atelier et les matériaux utilisés ; Avoir des notions de base ; Appliquer les règles de sécurité ; #12;PROFIL DE POSTE Code : ENRRH08 Version : 00 TECHNICIEN

  20. Modeling Dynamics of Post Disaster Recovery

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    Nejat, Ali

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Subject: Civil Engineering iii ABSTRACT Modeling Dynamics of Post Disaster Recovery. (August 2011) Ali Nejat, B.S., Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran; M.S., Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ivan Damnjanovic... MODELING DYNAMICS OF POST DISASTER RECOVERY A Dissertation by ALI NEJAT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY...

  1. Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery...

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    Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program October 3, 2014 - 10:49am...

  2. World's Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins...

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    World's Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction World's Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction July 15, 2014 - 9:55am Addthis...

  3. Post-Shred Materials Recovery Technology Development and Demonstration...

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    Post-Shred Materials Recovery Technology Development and Demonstration Post-Shred Materials Recovery Technology Development and Demonstration Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office...

  4. Advanced Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Prepared for the

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    Advanced Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Prepared for the Clean Air Task Force under a grant from...................................................................................... 3 2. Current Status of Post-Combustion Capture

  5. TURKEY'S CIVILIAN CAPACITY IN POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION

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    Yanikoglu, Berrin

    TURKEY'S CIVILIAN CAPACITY IN POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION 1 TURKEY'S CIVILIAN CAPACITY IN POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION by Teri Murphy & Onur Sazak #12;Turkey's Civilian Capacity in post-Conflict Reconstruction By Teri-checking was indispensable for the realization of this project. #12;TURKEY'S CIVILIAN CAPACITY IN POST

  6. TRIMPWR: A post processor for TRIMHX

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    Trumble, E.F.

    1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The TRIMPWR code has been developed as a post processor for TRIMHX (transient 3D diffusion code) in support of the reactor limits program. TRIMPWR is designed to produce JOSHUA files containing: core power as a function of time, assembly power by hex as a function of time, assembly power post peaking as a function of time, and axial power shapes for each assembly as a function of time (formatted for use by the FLOWTRAN code) from the output of a TRIMHX run. In an attempt to simplify the reactor limits process by reducing the number of assemblies which must be run through FLOWTRAN, TRIMPWR also sorts the assemblies by the product of the power post peaking and the maximum normalized axial power density for each assembly. This follows from the assumption that those assemblies having the maximum value of this product will have the most restrictive limits.

  7. Posting Faculty Vacancy Announcements All School of Medicine faculty positions are posted on the website of the Northern California

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    Bogyo, Matthew

    Posting Faculty Vacancy Announcements All School of Medicine faculty positions are posted more than 25 state and private colleges and universities. Vacancy postings are free for Stanford's schools and departments. Effective November 1, 2007, all faculty vacancy announcements are to be posted

  8. Posted 3/22/13 PURCHASING AGENT

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    Heller, Barbara

    Posted 3/22/13 PURCHASING AGENT Our Chicago-based Food Service Company is seeking an experienced Comparison, Food Service/Food Wholesale experience · Proficient computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook Purchasing Agent who will be responsible for the following: · Buying a large range of food items, including

  9. Post-industrial-revolution HCI Colin Johnson

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    Kent, University of

    Post-industrial-revolution HCI Colin Johnson University of Kent Computing Laboratory Canterbury is akin to the state of manufacturing prior to the industrial revolution. It is suggested that eventually an industrial revolution will occur in programming through the use of automated program generation tools, which

  10. AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form Organization Name Reframe Marketing Inc. Location on an Internship basis. Because we are a smaller company, you will get to learn lots since you are expected to fill · not guaranteed a job at the end of the internship · flexibility of working from home If you are interested

  11. AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form Organization Name Star Solutions International internship. The Visual Communication/ Marketing Intern will use their skills and knowledge to create, produce. Completion of this project will be the main focus of the internship. SKILLS REQUIRED AND/OR RECOMMENDED Must

  12. AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    AMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Employer Posting Form Organization Name Star Solutions International for 2 - 3 high-energy, resourceful individuals for a 10-12 week internship. This is an entry-level internship in marketing and sales. This position will be working with senior marketing and sales executives

  13. ----PLEASE POST-----UH Scientific Diver

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    Wiegner, Tracy N.

    ----PLEASE POST----- UH Scientific Diver Qualification Course January 21, 2014 May 07, 2014 for Diving Accidents; Diving Rescue and Accident Management; Applied Physics and Physiology; Equipment Design. Divers must provide own SCUBA equipment meeting UHDSP regulations, or make prior arrangements with UHDSP

  14. ----PLEASE POST-----UH Scientific Diver

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    Wiegner, Tracy N.

    ----PLEASE POST----- UH Scientific Diver Qualification Course January 20, 2015 May 09, 2015 for Diving Accidents; Diving Rescue and Accident Management; Applied Physics and Physiology; Equipment Design. Divers must provide own SCUBA equipment meeting UHDSP regulations, or make prior arrangements with UHDSP

  15. System Software Development for Post K and Post T2K | Argonne...

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    and developing a part of the system software stack, i.e., a parallel programming environment, an operating system, file IO, and a communication facility, for both Post T2K and...

  16. The Parametrized Post-Newtonian-Vainshteinian Formalism

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    Avilez-Lopez, Ana; Saffin, Paul M; Skordis, Constantinos

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Light degrees of freedom that modify gravity on cosmological scales must be "screened" on solar system scales in order to be compatible with data. The Vainshtein mechanism achieves this through a breakdown of classical perturbation theory, as large interactions involving new degrees of freedom become important below the so-called Vainshtein radius. We begin to develop an extension of the Parameterized Post-Newtonian (PPN) formalism that is able to handle Vainshteinian corrections. We argue that theories with a unique Vainshtein scale must be expanded using two small parameters. In this Parameterized Post-Newtonian-Vainshteinian (PPNV) expansion, the primary expansion parameter that controls the PPN order is, as usual, the velocity $v$. The secondary expansion parameter, $\\alpha$, controls the strength of the Vainshteinian correction and is a theory-specific combination of the Schwarzschild radius and the Vainshtein radius of the source that is independent of its mass. We present the general framework and appl...

  17. PHMC post-NPH emergency response training

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    Conrads, T.J.

    1997-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes post-Natural Phenomena Hazard (NPH) emergency response training that was provided to two teams of Project Hanford Management Contractors (PHMC) staff that will be used to assess potential structural damage that may occur as a result of a significant natural phenomena event. This training supports recent plans and procedures to use trained staff to inspect structures following an NPH event on the Hanford Site.

  18. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Post-Test Analysis...

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    Post-Test Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials at Argonne National Laboratory Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Post-Test Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery...

  19. White House Blog Post on the President's "Better Buildings Initiative...

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    White House Blog Post on the President's "Better Buildings Initiative" White House Blog Post on the President's "Better Buildings Initiative" February 4, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis In...

  20. Properties of Post-AGB stars

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    P. Garcia-Lario

    2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A review is presented of the most relevant results obtained in the last few years on this rare class of astronomical sources. Multi-wavelength analysis of an increasing number of post-AGB stars reveal that they constitute a more inhomogeneous population of stars than previously thought. The new data available allow us to study these sources with unprecedent spatial resolution and to extend our spectroscopic knowledge in a systematic way to the infrared for the first time, where crucial information is contained on the chemical composition of the gas and dust in their circumstellar shells. The overall infrared properties derived from ISO and Spitzer data can be used to trace the mass loss history and the chemical evolution of the ejected material. The new results impose severe observational constraints to the current nucleosynthesis models and suggest that the evolution is mainly determined not only by the initial mass but also by the metallicity of the progenitor star. Post-AGB samples are likely to grow in the near future with the advent of new data from space facilities like Spitzer or Akari. Studies of post-AGB stars in the galactic halo, the Magellanic Clouds and other galaxies of the Local Group will certainly improve our knowledge on the evolutionary connections between AGB stars and PNe.

  1. Depleted Uranium in Kosovo Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

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    Unep Scientific; Mission Kosovo

    2.1 UNEPs role in post-conflict environmental assessment................................................9 2.2 Depleted uranium............................................................10

  2. What you should know about POST-STROKE

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    Sibille, Etienne

    What you should know about POST-STROKE SPASTICITY RESEARCH. purepure Why is the "PURE" study important? Post-stroke spasticity of the upper limb changes the lives of patients by limiting the use treatments for post-stroke spasticity of the upper limb, medical research studies must be conducted

  3. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES POST-PUBLICATION COURSE SECTION CANCELLATIONS

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES POST-PUBLICATION COURSE SECTION CANCELLATIONS Cancel your sections online Classroom Procedures Post-Publication" document if you are requesting a GA Classroom. 3. Enter room at Curriculum Management > Schedule of Classes > Add Course Topics #12;ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES POST

  4. The Post Anachronism: The Temporal Dimension of Facebook Privacy

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    Reiter, Michael

    The Post Anachronism: The Temporal Dimension of Facebook Privacy Lujo Bauer , Lorrie Faith Cranor the audience and emphasis of Facebook posts change over time. In a 63-participant longitudinal study, par- ticipants gave their audience and emphasis preferences for up to ten of their Facebook posts in the week

  5. RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Compliance and treatment satisfaction of post

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    practicing in France. Investigators included post- menopausal women with a diagnosis of osteoporosis significantly the risk of osteoporotic fracture in women with post-menopausal osteoporosis [1]. NonethelessRESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Compliance and treatment satisfaction of post menopausal women treated

  6. Test Data Post-Processing and Analysis Master Thesis Test Data Post-Processing and Analysis of Link

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    Test Data Post-Processing and Analysis Master Thesis ­ Test Data Post-Processing and Analysis for both downlink and uplink. This is a post-process of LA and HARQ test data and makes analysis by the e standards and Ericsson Research Analyze the data from processing for the final graph Evaluate a suitable

  7. ASME post construction pressure technology codes

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    Sims, J.R. [Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Florham Park, NJ (United States)

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The need to continue to operate pressurized equipment and other facilities in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner has led to the development of many new approaches to in-service inspection, flaw evaluation, and repair. Interest on the part of users, regulatory authorities and others in standardizing these approaches has led to the formation of a new ASME Main Committee on Post Construction under the Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards, and a new Division of the Pressure Vessel Research Council on Continued Operation of Equipment. This paper provides a brief overview of these activities.

  8. PREDICTORS OF POST-STROKE FATIGUE

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    Tseng, Benjamin Yichen

    2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    -stroke. 65 The severity of fatigue was examined using Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) 34 and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS); 82 aerobic fitness was assessed at the peak level using a graded exercise protocol on a treadmill. In addition, timed 10-meter..., Pohl and colleagues evaluated the walking performance in people post-stroke. 85 Seventy-two people with chronic stroke were asked to complete the 6-minute walk test (6MWT); pulse and blood pressure were taken before and after the walk. Motor...

  9. Post Doctoral and Advanced Study Program

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLasDelivered‰PNG IHDR€ÍSolar Energy SystemsFebruary 7-8,March 8,8) June 2010Post Doctoral and

  10. Post Doctoral and Advanced Study Program

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLasDelivered‰PNG IHDR€ÍSolar Energy SystemsFebruary 7-8,March 8,8) June 2010Post Doctoral

  11. The Parametrized Post-Newtonian-Vainshteinian Formalism

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    Ana Avilez-Lopez; Antonio Padilla; Paul M. Saffin; Constantinos Skordis

    2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Light degrees of freedom that modify gravity on cosmological scales must be "screened" on solar system scales in order to be compatible with data. The Vainshtein mechanism achieves this through a breakdown of classical perturbation theory, as large interactions involving new degrees of freedom become important below the so-called Vainshtein radius. We begin to develop an extension of the Parameterized Post-Newtonian (PPN) formalism that is able to handle Vainshteinian corrections. We argue that theories with a unique Vainshtein scale must be expanded using two small parameters. In this Parameterized Post-Newtonian-Vainshteinian (PPNV) expansion, the primary expansion parameter that controls the PPN order is, as usual, the velocity $v$. The secondary expansion parameter, $\\alpha$, controls the strength of the Vainshteinian correction and is a theory-specific combination of the Schwarzschild radius and the Vainshtein radius of the source that is independent of its mass. We present the general framework and apply it to Cubic Galileon theory both inside and outside the Vainshtein radius. The PPNV framework can be used to determine the compatibility of such theories with solar system and other strong-field data.

  12. MATHEMATICS: RETHINKING THE TRANSITION

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    Peters, Achim

    SENIOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS: RETHINKING THE TRANSITION BILL BARTON THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, NZ #12;THE ENVISIONING PROJECT · Mathematics education project of NZIMA (New Zealand Institute of Mathematics & Its Applications--the mathematics research funding body). · Brought together mathematics

  13. CHP at Post Street in Downtown Seattle

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    Gent, Stan

    2012-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Post Street project had four (4), 7.960 MW, Solar Taurus-70-10801S natural gas combustion turbines. Each turbine equipped with a 40,000 lb/hr heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The dual-fuel HRSGs was capable of generating steam using gas turbine exhaust heat or surplus electric power. The generation capacity was nominally rated at 29.2 MW. The project as proposed had a fuel rate chargeable to power of 4,900 - 5,880 Btu/kWh dependent on time of year. The CHP plant, when operating at 29.2 MW, can recycle turbine exhaust into supply 145 kpph of steam to SSC per hour. The actual SSC steam loads will vary based on weather, building occupation, plus additions / reductions of customer load served. SSC produces up to 80 kpph of steam from a biomass boiler, which is currently base loaded all year.

  14. Guide to good practices for operator and postings

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    NONE

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operator Aid Postings, Chapter XVII of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing operator aid postings. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Operator Aid Postings is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for controlling posted information to promote safe and efficient operations.

  15. Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Review Scoping Document and Process...

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    please let BPA know in your submitted comments. I. Overview and Timeline The "Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Review" (Review) is a public process to review and consider...

  16. Subject: BPA Post-2011 Energy Efficiency Review Update #5 - ...

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    242014 Subject: BPA Post-2011 Energy Efficiency Review Update 5 - Information for Upcoming Workgroups and Meetings Dear CustomerStakeholder, Thank you to those who have been...

  17. Envisioning Parking Strategies for the Post-Automobile City

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    Circella, Giovanni

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence. Washington,Strategies for the Post-Automobile City Urban Land Use anddirected toward the use of automobiles (Chapman, 2007), with

  18. Energy Advising Services in the Post-ARRA World | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    World Energy Advising Services in the Post-ARRA World Better Buildings Residential Network Workforce Business Partners Peer Exchange Call: Energy Advising Services in the...

  19. Post-Shred Materials Recovery Technology Development and Demonstration...

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

    Shred Materials Recovery Technology Development and Demonstration Post-Shred Materials Recovery Technology Development and Demonstration 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle...

  20. INTERNAL POSTING - Head of Technology Transfer, Patents & Publications...

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    INTERNAL POSTING - Head of Technology Transfer, Patents & Publications Department: Best Practices Supervisor(s): John Delooper Staff: AM 7 Requisition Number: 1400936 The Head of...

  1. Reviewing Post-Installation and Annual Reports for Federal ESPC...

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    reviews of post-installation and annual reports for federal ESPC projects. These procedures will allow for consistent evaluations of performance reports, produce...

  2. Role of Nuclear Energy in Japan PostFukushima.

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    Niazi, Zarrar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? The purpose of this paper, Role of Nuclear Energy in Japan Post Fukushima: Alternatives and their Impact onJapans GHG Emission Targets, is to (more)

  3. Senior Systems Analyst-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Posting Details

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    Liblit, Ben

    and emerging technologies. This position may lead and coordinate the design, development, and implementation assurance and testing activities required to maintain business solutions. This position reportsSenior Systems Analyst-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Posting Details Posting Details Position Title

  4. ORIGINAL PAPER Post-processing of concentrated fermented milk: influence

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    ORIGINAL PAPER Post-processing of concentrated fermented milk: influence of temperature and holding of particle clusters in concentrated, fermented milk (protein content 8.2% (w/w)) during post temperature load, thus, rapid cooling reduces the Dairy Sci. & Technol. (2012) 92:91107 DOI 10.1007/s13594

  5. Collaborative Post-Disaster Damage Mapping via Geo Web Services

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    Köbben, Barend

    with geospatial services that can interact in a loosely coupled envir- onment and be used to create more suitable architecture for a collaborative post-disaster damage mapping system. We focus particularly on satellite image-based post-disaster support situations, and present our ideas for a prototype based on this architecture

  6. Post-Mubarak Egypt: The Dark Side of Islamic Utopia

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    Anat, Maril,

    23 Post-Mubarak Egypt: The Dark Side of Islamic Utopia Robert S. Wistrich Robert S. Wistrich victor in the first two rounds of the democratic elections currently taking place in post-Mubarak Egypt. Though they did not initiate the wider popular movement toward democracy, the Islamist forces in Egypt

  7. Post-Training Support for Learning Technology Sam Snoddy, Jr.

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    Novick, David G.

    Post-Training Support for Learning Technology Sam Snoddy, Jr. Cloudcroft Schools P.O. Box 198 the effects of post-training support, we studied the introduction of new gradebook software in a public high school. The school's 108 faculty members received training on the software, and approximately half

  8. AGC-1 Post Irradiation Examination Status

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    David Swank

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Graphite R&D program is currently measuring irradiated material property changes in several grades of nuclear graphite for predicting their behavior and operating performance within the core of new Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) designs. The Advanced Graphite Creep (AGC) experiment consisting of six irradiation capsules will generate this irradiated graphite performance data for NGNP reactor operating conditions. All six AGC capsules in the experiment will be irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), disassembled in the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF), and examined at the INL Research Center (IRC) or Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This is the first in a series of status reports on the progress of the AGC experiment. As the first capsule, AGC1 was irradiated from September 2009 to January 2011 to a maximum dose level of 6-7 dpa. The capsule was removed from ATR and transferred to the HFEF in April 2011 where the capsule was disassembled and test specimens extracted from the capsules. The first irradiated samples from AGC1 were shipped to the IRC in July 2011and initial post irradiation examination (PIE) activities were begun on the first 37 samples received. PIE activities continue for the remainder of the AGC1 specimen as they are received at the IRC.

  9. Office of the Vice President for Research Policy on Anesthesia, Survival Surgery and Post-Anesthetic/Post-Operative Monitoring

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Office of the Vice President for Research Policy on Anesthesia, Survival Surgery and Post-Anesthetic/Post-Operative Monitoring Approved by the UGA IACUC Effective September 16, 2010 Revised February 21, 2013 Anesthesia committee (IACUC) to review, and the institutional veterinarian to oversee, anesthesia, surgical procedures

  10. Anisotropic Homogeneous Cosmologies in the Post-Newtonian Approximation

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    Tamath Rainsford

    2000-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we explore how far the post-Newtonian theory goes in overcoming the difficulties associated with anisotropic homogeneous cosmologies in the Newtonian approximation. It will be shown that, unlike in the Newtonian case, the cosmological equations of the post-Newtonian approximation are much more in the spirit of general relativity with regard to the nine Bianchi types and issues of singularities. The situations of vanishing rotation and vanishing shear are treated separately. The homogeneous Bianchi I model is considered as an example of a rotation-free cosmology with anisotropy. It is found in the Newtonian approximation that there are arbitrary functions that need to be given for all time if the initial value problem is to be well-posed, while in the post-Newtonian case there is no such need. For the general case of a perfect fluid only the post-Newtonian theory can satisfactorily describe the effects of pressure. This is in accordance with findings in an earlier paper where the post-Newtonian approximation was applied to homogeneous cosmologies. For a shear-free anisotropic homogeneous cosmology the Newtonian theory of Heckmann and Sch\\"ucking is explored. Comparisons with its relativistic and post-Newtonian counterparts are made. In the Newtonian theory solutions exist to which there are no analogues in general relativity. The post-Newtonian approximation may provide a way out.

  11. Parametrized Post-Newtonian Orbital Effects in Extrasolar Planets

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    Lin-sen Li

    2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Perturbative Post-Newtonian variations of the standard osculating orbital elements are obtained by using the two-body equations of motion in the Parameterized Post-Newtonian theoretical framework. The results obtained are applied to the Einstein and. Brans - Dicke theories. As a results, the semi-major axis and eccentricity exhibit periodic variation, but no secular changes.. The longitude of periastron and mean longitude at epoch experience both secular and periodic shifts. The Post-Newtonian effects are calculated and discussed for six extrasolar planets.

  12. NanoSciences Fondation Post-doc Position 2010

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    Canet, Léonie

    NanoSciences Fondation Post-doc Position ­ 2010 Postdoctoral position on SQUID microscopy The SuperNanoCharac project of the NanoSciences Fondation (Grenoble, France) seeks outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral

  13. Post-Construction Evaluation of Forecast Accuracy Pavithra Parthasarathi1

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    Levinson, David M.

    Post-Construction Evaluation of Forecast Accuracy Pavithra Parthasarathi1 David Levinson 2 February, the assumed networks to the actual in-place networks and other travel behavior assumptions that went

  14. Innovation. Collaboration. Value BC Public Post-Secondary

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    Victoria, University of

    Report August 2014 #12;2 Vision Provide outstanding value to post-secondary institutions through and Operations University of Victoria Pat Hibbitts, VP, Finance and Administration Simon Fraser University Jackie

  15. Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program

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    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office has posted two vacancy announcements for a position to serve as Program Manager for the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program in the DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The closing date is October 28, 2014.

  16. Roadmapping Engine Technology for Post-2020 Heavy Duty Vehicles...

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

    for post-2020 NAFTA line haul trucks deer11gruden.pdf More Documents & Publications High-Efficiency Engine Technologies Session Introduction The New ICE Age The New ICE Age...

  17. Shoulder injury reduction with post-offer testing

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    Harbina, Gary L.; Shenoy, Catherine; Garcia, Amy; Olson, John C.

    2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Objective: This study is an interventional evaluation of a post-offer employment testing. The study is designed to determine if shoulder injury rates are lowered when employees are placed at jobs they demonstrate the ...

  18. Design Alternative Evaluation No. 3: Post-Closure Ventilation

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    Logan, R.C.

    1999-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study is to provide input to the Enhanced Design Alternatives (EDA) for License Application Design Selection (LADS). Its purpose is to develop and evaluate conceptual designs for post-closure ventilation alternatives that enhance repository performance. Post-closure ventilation is expected to enhance repository performance by limiting the amount of water contacting the waste packages. Limiting the amount of water contacting the waste packages will reduce corrosion.

  19. Guide to good practices for operator aid postings

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    Not Available

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operator Aid Postings, Chapter XVII of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, ``Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.`` The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing operator aid postings. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19.

  20. Guide to good practices for operator aid postings

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    Not Available

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operator Aid Postings, Chapter XVII of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.'' The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing operator aid postings. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19.

  1. Ambulatory infusion suite: pre- and post-occupancy evaluation

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    Shepley, Mardelle McCuskey; Rybkowski, Zofia; Aliber, Jennifer; Lange, Cathleen

    2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    , London W1T 3JH, UK Building Research & Information Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rbri20 Ambulatory infusion suite: pre- and post-occupancy evaluation Mardelle Mc... published: 08 Aug 2012. To cite this article: Mardelle McCuskey Shepley , Zofia Rybkowski , Jennifer Aliber & Cathleen Lange (2012): Ambulatory infusion suite: pre- and post-occupancy evaluation, Building Research & Information, 40:6, 700-712 To link...

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - acute post-traumatic brain Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    pathways. Hyperexcitability and seizure Post-traumatic seizures that follow stroke and brain... of post- traumatic epilepsy include severity of head injury, occurrence of an...

  3. Nonrotating black hole in a post-Newtonian tidal environment

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    Stephanne Taylor; Eric Poisson

    2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the motion and tidal dynamics of a nonrotating black hole placed within a post-Newtonian external spacetime. The tidal perturbation created by the external environment is treated as a small perturbation. At a large distance from the black hole, the gravitational field of the external distribution of matter is assumed to be sufficiently weak to be adequately described by the (first) post-Newtonian approximation to general relativity. There, the black hole is treated as a monopole contribution to the total gravitational field. There exists an overlap in the domains of validity of each description, and the black-hole and post-Newtonian metrics are matched in the overlap. The matching procedure produces the equations of motion for the black hole and the gravito-electric and gravito-magnetic tidal fields acting on the black hole. We first calculate the equations of motion and tidal fields by making no assumptions regarding the nature of the post-Newtonian environment; this could contain a continuous distribution of matter or any number of condensed bodies. We next specialize our discussion to a situation in which the black hole is a member of a post-Newtonian two-body system. As an application of our results, we examine the geometry of the deformed event horizon and calculate the tidal heating of the black hole, the rate at which it acquires mass as a result of its tidal interaction with the companion body.

  4. ASHE PDC: The Quality and Patient Safety Movement Posted on: 3.15.2011 11:50:52 AM Posted by Jennifer Kovacs, Managing Editor

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    Vaziri, Ashkan

    ASHE PDC: The Quality and Patient Safety Movement Posted on: 3.15.2011 11:50:52 AM Posted for Patient Care and Hospital Facilities?" at the ASHE PDC Summit in Tampa, Florida. Benneyan is director

  5. Post-2015 Development Agenda For Integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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    Furui, Sadaoki

    ) and Post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-11 / Beyond MDGs Japan Symposium The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-11 / Beyond MDGs and the environment, as well as consideration of integrated goals for achieving sustainable development, in order

  6. Posted 3/2/13 Medline Industries Industrial Engineer

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    Heller, Barbara

    Posted 3/2/13 Medline Industries ­ Industrial Engineer Medline Industries, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Industrial Engineer for our SPT Division located in Waukegan, IL. We are seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented professional with experience in industrial engineering and lean manufacturing within

  7. Posting type Advisory update Subject Inconstant bias in XRF sulfur

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Advisory update Subject Inconstant bias in XRF sulfur Module/Species A/ S Sites entire attention to observable discontinuities in XRF sulfur data. Shifts in the sulfur/sulfate ratio during 2003-4 were shown to coincide with recalibrations of the XRF system and to correlate with other XRF biases

  8. Virtual Reality-based System for Ankle Rehabilitation Post Stroke

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    New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of

    Virtual Reality-based System for Ankle Rehabilitation Post Stroke R.F. Boian* ­ C.S. Lee* ­ J, UMDNJ-SHRP, Newark NJ, USA deutsch@umdnj.edu Abstract The Rutgers Ankle is a compact Stewart-platform type robot used in ankle rehabilitation. It can measure displacements and apply forces/torques in six

  9. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroimaging University of Saskatchewan

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    of Saskatchewan Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Fellow, jointly supported of Saskatchewan 9 Campus Drive Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada S7N 5A5 Review of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving

  10. PostCollapse evolution of globular clusters Junichiro Makino

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    Makino, Jun

    by Henon (1975), who incorporated the energy production by binaries into his Monte­Carlo calculation. He and Sugimoto 1984) found that the post­collapse expansion is unstable if the energy production is inefficient a conducting gas sphere with artificial energy production. The efficiency of the energy production is related

  11. POST MINING MANAGEMENT IN FRANCE : SITUATION AND PERSPECTIVES DIDIER Christophe

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -Africa, 437 fatalities in 1957) or gas/dust explosion (Courrières, France, 1099 fatalities in 1907). During. The prevention policy applied to the national territory is then discussed and prospects for further developments are proposed. KEYWORDS: post-mining management, prevention, hazard, regulation. 1 Introduction For several

  12. Post Production Heavy Oil Operations: A Case for Partial Upgrading

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    Lokhandwala, Taher

    2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The transportation of heavy oil is a pressing problem. Various methods have been devised to mitigate the reluctance to flow of these highly dense and viscous oils. This study is focused on evaluating a case for post-production partial upgrading...

  13. Big stakes for Indonesia and the world The Jakarta Post ,

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Big stakes for Indonesia and the world The Jakarta Post , 9 January 2014, 925 words, English Indonesia, heretofore the famously troubled country and hypothetically hopeless archipelago of countless ambassador: For KM, Indonesia is a developing nation with immense promise and strategic importance

  14. Stanching the Brain Drain: Merit Scholarships and Post-Baccalaureate

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    Heller, Don

    Stanching the Brain Drain: Merit Scholarships and Post-Baccalaureate Migration Patterns Donald E of Brain DrainThe Issue of Brain Drain OutOut--migration of educated youngmigration of educated young is brain drain an issue?Where is brain drain an issue? #12;© 2004, D.E. Heller & K.R. Rogers© 2004, D

  15. The Washington Post, April 16, 2006 Going Nuclear

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    Bilbao Arrese, Jesús Mario

    The Washington Post, April 16, 2006 Going Nuclear A Green Makes the Case By Patrick Moore: pmoore@greenspirit.com In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska's Aleutian Islands

  16. CV INA KONING Post-doc researcher at Utrecht University

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    Oro, Daniel

    1 CV INA KONING Post-doc researcher at Utrecht University Universiteit Utrecht May 2011 ­ Present (1 year 11 months) PhD student on alcohol prevention among early adolescents Utrecht University March early adolescents and their parents. The project was carried out by the Utrecht University

  17. POST-SHOCK TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS OF ALUMINUM A. Seifter1

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    Stewart, Sarah T.

    POST-SHOCK TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS OF ALUMINUM A. Seifter1 , S. T. Stewart2 , M. R. Furlanetto1 concurrent VISAR measurements in the same optical path, validation experiments on aluminum have been-shock temperature of 495 K ± 30 K was recorded from a polished free surface of aluminum 2024-T4 subject to a peak

  18. Post Graduation Survey Results 2012 College of Engineering

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    McGaughey, Alan

    Environmental Engineer Chantilly VA General Motors Assistant Environmental Engineer Bloomington IN GreeleyPost Graduation Survey Results 2012 College of Engineering CIVIL ENGINEERING Bachelor of Science EMPLOYERS AND JOB TITLES Employer Job Title City State/Country Consol Energy Assistant Engineer Washington

  19. University of Northern British Columbia Posting # 12-048DR

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    University of Northern British Columbia Posting # 12-048DR University Librarian (Full Time, Term - One year) The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) aspires to be Canada's premier small quoting competition #12- 048DR to: Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333

  20. Sustainable tourism and post-conflict state building

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    Richner, Heinz

    Chapter 5 Sustainable tourism and post- conflict state building Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya1 Sagar Raj Sharma2 1. Sustainable development and sustainable tourism Sustainable development is a pattern that communities, under the framework of sustainable development adopt a three-pronged approach that considers

  1. ----PLEASE POST-----UH Scientific Diver In Training

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    Wiegner, Tracy N.

    ----PLEASE POST----- UH Scientific Diver In Training Qualification Course August 4, 2014 August is then eligible to attend a UH Scientific Diver Qualification Course (SDQC). Training is in compliance to Physics and Physiology; Equipment Design, Function, Maintenance, and Field Troubleshooting; Dive Planning

  2. Summer Student Job post A Request No of Student: 2

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    Lin, Jason Yi-Bing

    1 Summer Student Job post A Request No of Student: 2 Location: Tainan Qualification for Summer. Analytical technician: Use analytical equipment to measure optical properties of films (PVD) 3. Other hands B Request No of Student: 2 Location: Taichung Qualification for Summer Student Education Master

  3. ----PLEASE POST-----UH Scientific Diver In Training

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    Wiegner, Tracy N.

    ----PLEASE POST----- UH Scientific Diver In Training Qualification Course June 16, 2014 June 22 Scientific Diver Qualification Course (SDQC). Training is in compliance with the standards of the UH Diving Thursday, 3:00-9:00pm June 16 to June 19 Topics: Introduction to Physics and Physiology; Equipment Design

  4. Autonomous storage management for personal devices with Ansley Post

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    Druschel, Peter

    Autonomous storage management for personal devices with PodBase Ansley Post Juan Navarro¶ Petr MPI-SWS-2011-001 Abstract People use an increasing number of personal elec- tronic devices like on personal devices. The system takes advantage of unused storage and in- cidental connectivity to propagate

  5. REMARQUES SUR LEREMARQUES SUR LEREMARQUES SUR LEREMARQUES SUR LE MARQUAGE DU NOMBRE DMARQUAGE DU NOMBRE DMARQUAGE DU NOMBRE DMARQUAGE DU NOMBRE DANS LE PARLANS LE PARLANS LE PARLANS LE PARLERERERER OCCITAN DE VEYRINESOCCITAN DE VEYRINESOCCITAN DE VEYRINES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    « porcs » i. b sk : 'b ski « bois » j. gust : 'gusti « gouts » Les mots qui se terminent par une sibilante

  6. Advanced Post-Irradiation Examination Capabilities Alternatives Analysis Report

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    Jeff Bryan; Bill Landman; Porter Hill

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An alternatives analysis was performed for the Advanced Post-Irradiation Capabilities (APIEC) project in accordance with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. The Alternatives Analysis considered six major alternatives: ? No Action ? Modify Existing DOE Facilities capabilities distributed among multiple locations ? Modify Existing DOE Facilities capabilities consolidated at a few locations ? Construct New Facility ? Commercial Partnership ? International Partnerships Based on the alternatives analysis documented herein, it is recommended to DOE that the advanced post-irradiation examination capabilities be provided by a new facility constructed at the Materials and Fuels Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory.

  7. Post-Newtonian gravitational effects in quantum interferometry

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    Aharon Brodutch; Alexei Gilchrist; Thomas Guff; Alexander R. H. Smith; Daniel R. Terno

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate general properties of optical interferometry in stationary spacetimes and apply the obtained results focusing on quantum-optical experiments in near-Earth environments. We provide a rigorous expression for the {gravitationally induced} phase difference and adapt the parametrized post-Newtonian formalism for calculations of polarization rotation. We investigate two optical versions of the Colella-Overhauser-Werner experiment and show that the phase difference is independent of the post-Newtonian parameter $\\gamma$, making it a possible candidate for an optical test of the Einstein equivalence principle. Polarization rotation provides an example of the quantum clock variable, and while related to the optical Lense-Thirring effects, shows a qualitatively different behaviour.

  8. Posting type Informational Subject Changed reporting of XRF sulfur

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Informational Subject Changed reporting of XRF sulfur Module/Species A/ S Sites entire network Period Starting 1/1/05 Submitter W.H. White, white@crocker.ucdavis.edu Supporting information XRF and 2005 seen in Figure 1. 0.9 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 12/1/04 1/1/05 2/1/05 3S/SO4 = ADJUSTMENT REPORTED XRF

  9. Profil de poste Reprsentant de l'IRD en Egypte

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    Profil de poste N°3999 Représentant de l'IRD en Egypte Catégorie A - Directeur de recherche détachement sur un emploi de chercheur1 AFFECTATION STRUCTURELLE Le représentant de l'IRD en Egypte est déléguées. AFFECTATION GEOGRAPHIQUE Le représentant de l'IRD en Egypte sera affecté au Caire à compter du 1

  10. Routine and post-accident sampling in nuclear reactors

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    Armento, W.J.; Kitts, F.G.; German, G.E.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review of the Three Mile Island accident by NRC has resulted in new post-accident-sampling-capability requirements for utilities that operate pressurized water reactors and/or boiling water reactors. Several vendors are offering equipment that they hope will suffice to met both the new NRC regulations and an operational deadline of January 1, 1981. The advantages and disadvantages of these systems and projected future-new-system needs for TVA reactors are being evaluated in light of TMI experience.

  11. Microsoft Word - NNSA Logistics A-76 Post - MEO VV Review Report...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Microsoft Word - NNSA Logistics A-76 Post - MEO VV Review Report 111.doc Microsoft Word - NNSA Logistics A-76 Post - MEO VV Review Report 111.doc Microsoft Word - NNSA...

  12. Comparison of solvents for post-combustion capture of CO2 by chemical absorption

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    Kothandaraman, Anusha

    Post combustion absorption technologies represent one of the most commercially ready technologies for CO2 capture. Solvent selection is the critical consideration in post-combustion absorption capture technology. In order ...

  13. Systems in the post-war art school : basic design, Groundcourse and Hornsey

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    Sloan, Catherine Louise

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis makes the first sustained attempt to locate post-war British art school pedagogy in relation to systems-inspired cultural practice after World War II. I explore how in the post-war era in Britain, system, ...

  14. Comrades still struggling: class, nationalism and the Tripartite Alliance in post-apartheid South Africa.

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    Beresford, Alexander Roy

    2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the trajectories of class politics in post-apartheid South Africa. It investigates whether we can witness South African politics entering into a post-nationalist era characterised by the increasing salience of class struggles...

  15. Sacrificial-Post Templating Method for Block Copolymer Self-Assembly

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    Alexander-Katz, Alfredo

    A sacrificial-post templating method is presented for directing block copolymer self-assembly to form nanostructures consisting of monolayers and bilayers of microdomains. In this approach, the topographical post template ...

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic post mortem Sample Search Results

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    for debugging, then we execute and analyze it post-mortem to find the exact execution trace (i.e. the shared... in the MSC. This also allows for post-mortem analysis of the...

  17. The new politics of welfare in post-socialist Central Eastern Europe

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    Brown, Dana L., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation explores the evolution of welfare systems in post-socialist countries. Utilizing a range of data on social policy legislation and outcomes across countries, the author shows the extent to which post-socialist ...

  18. Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete in Fire: A Review of Data from Furnace Tests and Real Fires

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    Gales, John; Bisby, Luke; Gillie, Martin

    The fire-safe design of concrete structures which incorporate post-tensioned prestressing tendons has recently been the subject of debate within the structural engineering community, particularly when unbonded post-tensioned ...

  19. The neutral gas content of post-merger galaxies

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    Ellison, Sara L; Rosenberg, Jessica L; Nair, Preethi; Simard, Luc; Torrey, Paul; Patton, David R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of the neutral hydrogen gas content of a sample of 93 post-merger galaxies are presented, from a combination of matches to the ALFALFA.40 data release and new Arecibo observations. By imposing completeness thresholds identical to that of the ALFALFA survey, and by compiling a mass-, redshift- and environment-matched control sample from the public ALFALFA.40 data release, we calculate gas fraction offsets (Delta f_gas) for the post-mergers, relative to the control sample. We find that the post-mergers have HI gas fractions that are consistent with undisturbed galaxies. However, due to the relative gas richness of the ALFALFA.40 sample, from which we draw our control sample, our measurements of gas fraction enhancements are likely to be conservative lower limits. Combined with comparable gas fraction measurements by Fertig et al. in a sample of galaxy pairs, who also determine gas fraction offsets consistent with zero, we conclude that there is no evidence for significant neutral gas consumption th...

  20. Filtering post-Newtonian gravitational waves from coalescing binaries

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    B. S. Sathyaprakash

    1994-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Gravitational waves from inspiralling binaries are expected to be detected using a data analysis technique known as {\\it matched filtering.} This technique is applicable whenever the form of the signal is known accurately. Though we know the form of the signal precisely, we will not know {\\it a priori} its parameters. Hence it is essential to filter the raw output through a host of search templates each corresponding to different values of the parameters. The number of search templates needed in detecting the Newtonian waveform characterized by three independent parameters is itself several thousands. With the inclusion of post-Newtonian corrections the inspiral waveform will have four independent parameters and this, it was thought, would lead to an increase in the number of filters by several orders of magnitude---an unfavorable feature since it would drastically slow down data analysis. In this paper I show that by a judicious choice of signal parameters we can work, even when the first post-Newtonian corrections are included, with as many number of parameters as in the Newtonian case. In other words I demonstrate that the effective dimensionality of the signal parameter space does not change when first post-Newtonian corrections are taken into account.

  1. POST-CORONAL MASS EJECTION PLASMA OBSERVED BY HINODE

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    Landi, E. [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Raymond, J. C.; Miralles, M. P. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Hara, H. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

    2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present work we study the evolution of an active region after the eruption of a coronal mass ejection (CME) using observations from the EIS and XRT instruments on board Hinode. The field of view includes a post-eruption arcade, a current sheet, and a coronal dimming. The goal of this paper is to provide a comprehensive set of measurements for all these aspects of the CME phenomenon made on the same CME event. The main physical properties of the plasma along the line of sight-electron density, thermal structure, plasma composition, size, and, when possible, mass-are measured and monitored with time for the first three hours following the CME event of 2008 April 9. We find that the loop arcade observed by EIS and XRT may not be related to the post-eruption arcade. Post-CME plasma is hotter than the surrounding corona, but its temperature never exceeds 3 MK. Both the electron density and thermal structure do not show significant evolution with time, while we found that the size of the loop arcade in the Hinode plane of the sky decreased with time. The plasma composition is the same in the current sheet, in the loop arcade, and in the ambient plasma, so all these plasmas are likely of coronal origin. No significant plasma flows were detected.

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    Immunotherapy Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell... of Post Transplant Infusion of Allogeneic Regulatory T Cells Simultaneously with Allogeneic Conventional......

  3. Forest restitution and protected area effectiveness in post-socialist Romania Jan Knorn a,

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    the effectiveness of Romanian protected areas at stemming unsanctioned logging, and to assess post-socialist logging

  4. Le tourisme Le tourisme

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Le tourisme culturel occitan dansleTarn Le tourisme culturel occitan dansleTarn #12;Conception : Les étudiants de la Licence `` Tourisme & Développement `` de l'ISTHIA (promotion 2012-2013) Sous la Midi Mireia Costa-Pau Paul Barbier Tarn Tourisme : Laurent Frézouls - Grands Sites de Midi

  5. POST-EPS COMPETING SCATTEROMETER DESIGNS: ASCAT VERSUS RFSCAT Georg Egger(1)

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    POST-EPS COMPETING SCATTEROMETER DESIGNS: ASCAT VERSUS RFSCAT Georg Egger(1) , Maria Belmonte Rivas@knmi.nl INTRODUCTION Post­EPS is the successor of the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) and will provide continuity concept was put forward in 2000 [1] [2]. For Post­EPS a trade-off between these scatterometer concepts has

  6. PET: a Tool for Post-editing and Assessing Machine Translation Wilker Aziz* and Lucia Specia**

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    Mitkov, Ruslan

    PET: a Tool for Post-editing and Assessing Machine Translation Wilker Aziz* and Lucia Specia.Specia@sheffield.ac.uk Download: http://pers-www.wlv.ac.uk/~in1676/pet/ Given the significant recent improvements in Machine required to correct them. PET, a stand-alone Post-Editing Tool has two main purposes: facilitate the post

  7. Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan Guidance Under the Endangered Species Act

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    Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan Guidance Under the Endangered Species Act U.S. Fish and Wildlife............................................................................................1-5 1.3 Role of the states, other Service programs, and other partners in Post-delisting Monitoring.4 Post-delisting Monitoring for species in foreign countries....................................1-7 2

  8. Post-Industrial Engineering: Computer Science and the Organization of White-Collar Work, 1945-1975

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    Mamo, Andrew Benedict

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    automation, and industrial engineering. Looking over thePost-Industrial Engineering: Computer Science and theSpring 2011 Post-Industrial Engineering: Computer Science

  9. A Note on Quantum Security for Post-Quantum Cryptography

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    Fang Song

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Shor's quantum factoring algorithm and a few other efficient quantum algorithms break many classical crypto-systems. In response, people proposed post-quantum cryptography based on computational problems that are believed hard even for quantum computers. However, security of these schemes against \\emph{quantum} attacks is elusive. This is because existing security analysis (almost) only deals with classical attackers and arguing security in the presence of quantum adversaries is challenging due to unique quantum features such as no-cloning. This work proposes a general framework to study which classical security proofs can be restored in the quantum setting. Basically, we split a security proof into (a sequence of) classical security reductions, and investigate what security reductions are "quantum-friendly". We characterize sufficient conditions such that a classical reduction can be "lifted" to the quantum setting. We then apply our lifting theorems to post-quantum signature schemes. We are able to show that the classical generic construction of hash-tree based signatures from one-way functions and and a more efficient variant proposed in~\\cite{BDH11} carry over to the quantum setting. Namely, assuming existence of (classical) one-way functions that are resistant to efficient quantum inversion algorithms, there exists a quantum-secure signature scheme. We note that the scheme in~\\cite{BDH11} is a promising (post-quantum) candidate to be implemented in practice and our result further justifies it. Finally we demonstrate the generality of our framework by showing that several existing works (Full-Domain hash in the quantum random-oracle model~\\cite{Zha12ibe} and the simple hybrid arguments framework in~\\cite{HSS11}) can be reformulated under our unified framework.

  10. Post-Treatment Hemodynamics of a Basilar Aneurysm and Bifurcation

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    Ortega, J; Hartman, J; Rodriguez, J; Maitland, D

    2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Aneurysm re-growth and rupture can sometimes unexpectedly occur following treatment procedures that were initially considered to be successful at the time of treatment and post-operative angiography. In some cases, this can be attributed to surgical clip slippage or endovascular coil compaction. However, there are other cases in which the treatment devices function properly. In these instances, the subsequent complications are due to other factors, perhaps one of which is the post-treatment hemodynamic stress. To investigate whether or not a treatment procedure can subject the parent artery to harmful hemodynamic stresses, computational fluid dynamics simulations are performed on a patient-specific basilar aneurysm and bifurcation before and after a virtual endovascular treatment. The simulations demonstrate that the treatment procedure produces a substantial increase in the wall shear stress. Analysis of the post-treatment flow field indicates that the increase in wall shear stress is due to the impingement of the basilar artery flow upon the aneurysm filling material and to the close proximity of a vortex tube to the artery wall. Calculation of the time-averaged wall shear stress shows that there is a region of the artery exposed to a level of wall shear stress that can cause severe damage to endothelial cells. The results of this study demonstrate that it is possible for a treatment procedure, which successfully excludes the aneurysm from the vascular system and leaves no aneurysm neck remnant, to elevate the hemodynamic stresses to levels that are injurious to the immediately adjacent vessel wall.

  11. Post-accident gas generation from radiolysis of organic materials

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    Wing, J.

    1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents a methodology for estimating the gas generation rates resulting from radiolysis of organic materials in paints and electrical cable insulation inside a nuclear reactor containment building under design basis accident conditions. The methodology was based on absorption of the radiation energies from the post-accident fission products and the assumed gas yields of the irradiated materials. A sample calculation was made using conservative assumptions, plant-specific data of a nuclear power plant, and a radiation source term which took into account the time-dependent release and physico-chemical behavior of the fission products.

  12. Post-2006 Renewable Energy Program (contracts/rd)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 - September 2006PhotovoltaicSeptember 22, 2014 InCollective ExcitationPost-2006

  13. PostScriptum UK Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth'sOklahoma/GeothermalOrangePeru:Job Corp JumpWind Turbine JumpPostScriptum UK Ltd

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy ResourcesLoading map...(UtilityCounty,Orleans County,PPP EquipmentPartners LLC5657° Loading map...Post,

  15. Washington Post Energy Conference Presented by Areva | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of Dept.| DepartmentVolvo TrucksofPost Energy Conference Presented

  16. CVICU Post Op Bed Set-up Protocol 1. The CVICU will be responsible for setting up post op bed for patients coming from

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    Kay, Mark A.

    CVICU Post Op Bed Set-up Protocol 1. The CVICU will be responsible for setting up post op bed for patients coming from the OR. Set up will include: Hot bed with a monitor shelf, IV poles for 6 syringe set up. If the receiving nurse is not available, the charge nurse will be responsible for delegating

  17. Blind post-processing for the unbalanced BB84

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    Satoshi Sunohara; Kiyoshi Tamaki; Nobuyuki Imoto

    2013-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    For the realization of quantum key distribution, it is important to investigate its security based on a mathematical model that captures properties of the actual devices used by the legitimate users. Recently, Ferenczi, et. al. (Phys. Rev. A 86 042327 (2012)) pointed out potential influences that the losses in phase modulators and/or the unbalance in the transmission rate of beam splitters may have on the security of the phase-encoded BB84 and analyzed the security of this scheme, which is called the unbalanced BB84. In this paper, we ask whether blindly applying the post-processing of the balanced BB84 to the unbalanced BB84 would lead to an insecure key or not, and we conclude that we can safely distill a secure key even with this post-processing. It follows from our proof that as long as the unbalances are basis-independent, our conclusion holds even if the unbalances are unknown and fluctuate in time.

  18. Stabilization of Fast Pyrolysis Oil: Post Processing Final Report

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    Elliott, Douglas C.; Lee, Suh-Jane; Hart, Todd R.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company, assembled a comprehensive team for a two-year project to demonstrate innovative methods for the stabilization of pyrolysis oil in accordance with DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-PS36-08GO98018, Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil (Bio-oil) Stabilization. In collaboration with NREL, PNNL, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pall Fuels and Chemicals, and Ensyn Corporation, UOP developed solutions to the key technical challenges outlined in the FOA. The UOP team proposed a multi-track technical approach for pyrolysis oil stabilization. Conceptually, methods for pyrolysis oil stabilization can be employed during one or both of two stages: (1) during the pyrolysis process (In Process); or (2) after condensation of the resulting vapor (Post-Process). Stabilization methods fall into two distinct classes: those that modify the chemical composition of the pyrolysis oil, making it less reactive; and those that remove destabilizing components from the pyrolysis oil. During the project, the team investigated methods from both classes that were suitable for application in each stage of the pyrolysis process. The post processing stabilization effort performed at PNNL is described in this report. The effort reported here was performed under a CRADA between PNNL and UOP, which was effective on March 13, 2009, for 2 years and was subsequently modified March 8, 2011, to extend the term to December 31, 2011.

  19. Post Irradiation Capabilities at the Idaho National Laboratory

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    J. L. Schulthess; K. E. Rosenberg

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) oversees the efforts to ensure nuclear energy remains a viable option for the United States. A significant portion of these efforts are related to post-irradiation examinations (PIE) of highly activated fuel and materials that are subject to the extreme environment inside a nuclear reactor. As the lead national laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has a rich history, experience, workforce and capabilities for performing PIE. However, new advances in tools and techniques for performing PIE now enable understanding the performance of fuels and materials at the nano-scale and smaller level. Examination at this level is critical since this is the scale at which irradiation damage occurs. The INL is on course to adopt these advanced tools and techniques to develop a comprehensive nuclear fuels and materials characterization capability that is unique in the world. Because INL has extensive PIE capabilities currently in place, a strong foundation exist to build upon as new capabilities are implemented and work load increases. In the recent past, INL has adopted significant capability to perform advanced PIE characterization. Looking forward, INL is planning for the addition of two facilities that will be built to meet the stringent demands of advanced tools and techniques for highly activated fuels and materials characterization. Dubbed the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory (IMCL) and Advanced Post Irradiation Examination Capability , these facilities are next generation PIE laboratories designed to perform the work of PIE that cannot be performed in current DOE facilities. In addition to physical capabilities, INL has recently added two significant contributors to the Advanced Test Reactor-National Scientific User Facility (ATR-NSUF), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

  20. ORNL ADV POST-PROCESSING GUIDE AND MATLAB ALGORITHMS FOR MHK SITE FLOW AND TURBULENCE ANALYSIS

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    Gunawan, Budi [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Neary, Vincent S [ORNL; McNutt, James R [ORNL

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details standard protocols for post-processing acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) measurements, including guidance on using a MATLAB code for such processing.

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - affect early post-fire Sample Search Results

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    Fairbanks Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 4 -POPULATION SIZE AND FIRE INTENSITY DETERMINE POST-FIRE ABUNDANCE IN GRASSLAND LICHENS -193 Applied Vegetation...

  2. Environmental Constraints on Hydropower: An Ex Post Benefit-Cost Analysis of Dam

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    Kotchen, Matthew J.

    Environmental Constraints on Hydropower: An Ex Post Benefit-Cost Analysis of Dam Relicensing Consumers Protection Act (1986), which instructs federal regulators to ``balance'' hydropower

  3. Post-Genomics Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum: Nanoproteomics and Applications in Life Sciences

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    Tan, Weihong

    Post-Genomics Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum: Nanoproteomics and Applications in Life Sciences of nanotechnology applications, including nanoporous structures, functionalized nanoparticles, quantum dots

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment post-secondary education Sample...

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    education program curriculum; manage program budget... of application, (2) detailed resume, (3) set of all post-secondary transcripts*, and (4) a ... Source: Castillo, Steven P....

  5. Newtonian and Post-Newtonian approximations of the k = 0 Friedmann Robertson Walker Cosmology

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    Tamath Rainsford

    1999-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In a previous paper we derived a post-Newtonian approximation to cosmology which, in contrast to former Newtonian and post-Newtonian cosmological theories, has a well-posed initial value problem. In this paper, this new post-Newtonian theory is compared with the fully general relativistic theory, in the context of the k = 0 Friedmann Robertson Walker cosmologies. It is found that the post-Newtonian theory reproduces the results of its general relativistic counterpart, whilst the Newtonian theory does not.

  6. 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report Posted

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has posted the 2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report.

  7. Evaluation of stand and site factors affecting declining post oak (Quercus stellata Wangh.) in the post oak savanna region of Central Texas

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    Service, Sara

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    of why these trees are dying, curiosity was raised concerning how long they have been declining, why some trees seem apparently unaffected, and what causes the spatial pattern of dedine within the site. Does this dedine episode fit into any current.... This is likely because post oak is not an economically important resource and theisfors has not received the same attention as other species. However, while post oak does not yield economically important forest products, there are valid reasons to study its...

  8. Curing and post-curing luminescence in an epoxy resin O. Gallot-lavalle 1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 Curing and post-curing luminescence in an epoxy resin O. Gallot-lavalle 1 *, G. Teyssedre 1 , C of Applied Polymer Science Keywords: Epoxy resin, Luminescence, Thermo-stimulation, Chemiluminescence, Post epoxy resin samples are heated in air. This phenomenon is very sensitive to the nature of the atmosphere

  9. Lachtir i dTeicneolaochtai Teanga (post amhin) Scla Tuarastail: 41,50251,724

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    Humphrys, Mark

    fad. Post taighde agus forbartha seo go promha. Promhchram an phoist seo n bainisti, cothabhil acadil. Beidh saineolas agus taith mhaith ag an duine seo ar bhunachair sonra a dhearadh agus FIONTAR chun an post seo a phl: An Dr Caoilfhionn Nic Phidn 01-7005173 caoilfhionn

  10. POST-EPS WINDSCATTEROMETER CONCEPT TRADE-OFFS AND WIND RETRIEVAL PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

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    Haak, Hein

    POST-EPS WINDSCATTEROMETER CONCEPT TRADE-OFFS AND WIND RETRIEVAL PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT C.C. Lin1 GK De Bilt, The Netherlands Abstract The Post-EPS (or EPS-Second Generation) mission will be deployed in the 2018 ­ 2020 timeframe in order to ensure continuity of the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) observation

  11. A practical post-processing technique for real-time block-based coding system

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    Chan, Chris Y. H.

    1 A practical post-processing technique for real-time block-based coding system Yuk-Hee Chan, Sung to restore the images encoded with block-based compression standards such as JPEG. This method classi es with the reported post-processing methods. Keywords| I. Introduction THE Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG im

  12. Mathematics Education Issues in post-Soviet Kazakhstan: An International Perspective

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    Mathematics Education Issues in post-Soviet Kazakhstan: An International Perspective Zaur Berkaliev in mathematics education in post-Soviet Kazakhstan through the lens of American experience and NCTM Principles Background Located in Central Asia, Kazakhstan is one of the fifteen former Soviet republics which became

  13. A post-Caledonian dolerite dyke from Magery, North Norway: age and geochemistry

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    Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge

    A post-Caledonian dolerite dyke from Magerøy, North Norway: age and geochemistry DAVID ROBERTS-Caledonian dolerite dyke from Magerøy, North Norway: age and geochemistry. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 71, pp, Geological Survey of Norway, Post Box 3006-Lade, N-7(}()2 Trondheim, Norway; John G. Mitchell, Department

  14. Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position in Photovoltaic Lifetime and Degradation Science

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position in Photovoltaic Lifetime and Degradation Science A Post establish a facility for PV lifetime and degradation studies, including solar and environmental exposures and optical characterization techniques including UV/vis, FTIR and light scattering, and will develop

  15. Edinburgh Research Explorer Historical Post Office Directory Parser (POD Parser) Software

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Historical Post Office Directory Parser (POD Parser) Software From, 'Historical Post Office Directory Parser (POD Parser) Software From the AddressingHistory Project' Journal Office Directories(PODs) with contemporaneous histori- cal maps. TPODs emerged during the late

  16. Post-Self-Assembly Cross-Linking to Integrate Molecular Nanofibers with Copolymers in Oscillatory Hydrogels

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    Epstein, Irving R.

    Post-Self-Assembly Cross-Linking to Integrate Molecular Nanofibers with Copolymers in Oscillatory Information ABSTRACT: We study the use of post-self-assembly cross- linking to combine molecular nanofibers. The combination of supramolecular self-assembly with copolymerization offers a versatile and facile approach

  17. A Small Post-Translocation Energy Bias Aids Nucleotide Selection in T7 RNA Polymerase Transcription

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    Oster, George

    A Small Post-Translocation Energy Bias Aids Nucleotide Selection in T7 RNA Polymerase Transcription a crucial role in nucleotide selection at pre-insertion. The facilitated translocation is carried out, and forming a locally stabilized post-translocation intermediate. Pre-insertion of an incoming nucleotide

  18. Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS

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    Manchak, John

    Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS Winter 2014 SUBJECTS: Undergraduate students enrolled in GENSTD 350-D "Navigating Career Options" course QUARTER: Winter 2014, pre-test given in week 1, post-test given during finals week SAMPLE SIZE: Fifty-eight students who took both the pre-test

  19. Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS

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    Manchak, John

    Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS Spring 2013 SUBJECTS: Undergraduate students enrolled in GENSTD 350-D "Navigating Career Options" course QUARTER: Spring 2013, pre-test given in week 1, post-test given during finals week SAMPLE SIZE: Sixty-nine students who took both the pre-test

  20. Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS

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    Manchak, John

    Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS Spring 2014 SUBJECTS: Undergraduate students enrolled in GENSTD 350-D "Navigating Career Options" course QUARTER: Spring 2014, pre-test given in week 1, post-test given during finals week SAMPLE SIZE: Sixty-four students who took both the pre-test

  1. L'opration Althea en Bosnie-Herzgovine et la gestion europenne du post-conflit

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Operation Althea in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina: Post-conflict Management the EU Way Abstract On December 2, 2004, the European Union took over from NATO the main peacekeeping forces that had been deployed in Bosnia of post-conflict management in Bosnia. Against this background, Althea provides a fruitful locus to assess

  2. The Remake of a State Post-conflict Challenges and State Building in Nepal

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    Richner, Heinz

    #12;The Remake of a State Post-conflict Challenges and State Building in Nepal Edited by Bishnu Raj, Ghimire S, editors. 2010. The Remake of a State: Post-conflict Challenges and State Building in Nepal. Copyright © 2010 by the SAs RCO, NCCR North-South, Kathmandu, Nepal. All rights reserved. ISBN: 978

  3. Blind Compensation of Nonlinear Distortions : Application to Source Separation of Post-Nonlinear

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 Blind Compensation of Nonlinear Distortions : Application to Source Separation of Post of blind compensation of nonlinear distortions. Our approach relies on the assumption that the input approached is considered in the development of a two-stage method for blind source separation (BSS) in post

  4. Prague, Tourism and the Post-industrial City Co-authors

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Prague, Tourism and the Post-industrial City Co-authors: Lily M. Hoffman and Jiri Musil Great Cities Institute Prague, Tourism and the Post-industrial City Abstract Although urban tourism has been services. There are still few studies of the role of tourism in the transformation of urban political

  5. NSF TRAINING MATRIX Topic Undergraduates Graduate Students PostDoc Faculty Administrative

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    Yu, Gexin

    NSF TRAINING MATRIX 8/31/10 Topic Undergraduates Graduate Students PostDoc Faculty Administrative *Falsification Required/online ApSCI 604*open to Classroom trainingClassroom training all/list of enrollees Video to Corbett Online training required for Graduate students Required for PostDocs. On Being A Scientist

  6. Regulation of biological tissue mineralization through post-nucleation shielding

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    Joshua C. Chang; Robert M. Miura

    2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In vertebrates, insufficient availability of calcium and phosphate ions in extracellular fluids leads to loss of bone density and neuronal hyper-excitability. To counteract this problem, calcium ions are present at high concentrations throughout body fluids -- at concentrations exceeding the saturation point. This condition leads to the opposite situation where unwanted mineral sedimentation may occur. Remarkably, ectopic or out-of-place sedimentation into soft tissues is rare, in spite of the thermodynamic driving factors. This fortunate fact is due to the presence of auto-regulatory proteins that are found in abundance in bodily fluids. Yet, many important inflammatory disorders such as atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis are associated with this undesired calcification. Hence, it is important to gain an understanding of the regulatory process and the conditions under which it can go awry. In this Letter, we use ideas from mean-field classical nucleation theory to study the regulation of sedimentation of calcium phosphate salts in biological tissues through the mechanism of post-nuclear shielding of nascent mineral particles by binding proteins. A critical concentration of regulatory protein is identified as a function of the physical parameters that describe the system.

  7. Comparing Post-Newtonian and Numerical-Relativity Precession Dynamics

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    Ossokine, Serguei; Kidder, Lawrence E; Pfeiffer, Harald P; Scheel, Mark A; Szilgyi, Bla

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Binary black-hole systems are expected to be important sources of gravitational waves for upcoming gravitational-wave detectors. If the spins are not colinear with each other or with the orbital angular momentum, these systems exhibit complicated precession dynamics that are imprinted on the gravitational waveform. We develop a new procedure to match the precession dynamics computed by post-Newtonian (PN) theory to those of numerical binary black-hole simulations in full general relativity. For numerical relativity NR) simulations lasting approximately two precession cycles, we find that the PN and NR predictions for the directions of the orbital angular momentum and the spins agree to better than $\\sim 1^{\\circ}$ with NR during the inspiral, increasing to $5^{\\circ}$ near merger. Nutation of the orbital plane on the orbital time-scale agrees well between NR and PN, whereas nutation of the spin direction shows qualitatively different behavior in PN and NR. We also examine how the PN equations for precession a...

  8. Comparing Post-Newtonian and Numerical-Relativity Precession Dynamics

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    Serguei Ossokine; Michael Boyle; Lawrence E. Kidder; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Mark A. Scheel; Bla Szilgyi

    2015-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Binary black-hole systems are expected to be important sources of gravitational waves for upcoming gravitational-wave detectors. If the spins are not colinear with each other or with the orbital angular momentum, these systems exhibit complicated precession dynamics that are imprinted on the gravitational waveform. We develop a new procedure to match the precession dynamics computed by post-Newtonian (PN) theory to those of numerical binary black-hole simulations in full general relativity. For numerical relativity NR) simulations lasting approximately two precession cycles, we find that the PN and NR predictions for the directions of the orbital angular momentum and the spins agree to better than $\\sim 1^{\\circ}$ with NR during the inspiral, increasing to $5^{\\circ}$ near merger. Nutation of the orbital plane on the orbital time-scale agrees well between NR and PN, whereas nutation of the spin direction shows qualitatively different behavior in PN and NR. We also examine how the PN equations for precession and orbital-phase evolution converge with PN order, and we quantify the impact of various choices for handling partially known PN terms.

  9. The periodic standing-wave approximation: post-Minkowski computation

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    Christopher Beetle; Benjamin Bromley; Napolen Hernndez; Richard H. Price

    2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The periodic standing wave method studies circular orbits of compact objects coupled to helically symmetric standing wave gravitational fields. From this solution an approximation is extracted for the strong field, slowly inspiralling motion of black holes and binary stars. Previous work on this model has dealt with nonlinear scalar models, and with linearized general relativity. Here we present the results of the method for the post-Minkowski (PM) approximation to general relativity, the first step beyond linearized gravity. We compute the PM approximation in two ways: first, via the standard approach of computing linearized gravitational fields and constructing from them quadratic driving sources for second-order fields, and second, by solving the second-order equations as an ``exact'' nonlinear system. The results of these computations have two distinct applications: (i) The computational infrastructure for the ``exact'' PM solution will be directly applicable to full general relativity. (ii) The results will allow us to begin supplying initial data to collaborators running general relativistic evolution codes.

  10. MID-INFRARED SPECTRAL PROPERTIES OF POST-STARBURST QUASARS

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    Wei Peng; Shang Zhaohui [Astrophysics Center, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387 (China); Brotherton, Michael S.; Dale, Daniel A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States); Cales, Sabrina L. [Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile); Hines, Dean C. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Ganguly, Rajib [Department of Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI 48502 (United States); Canalizo, Gabriela, E-mail: zshang@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States)

    2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present Spitzer InfraRed Spectrograph low-resolution spectra of 16 spectroscopically selected post-starburst quasars (PSQs) at z {approx} 0.3. The optical spectra of these broad-lined active galactic nuclei (AGNs) simultaneously show spectral signatures of massive intermediate-aged stellar populations making them good candidates for studying the connections between AGNs and their hosts. The resulting spectra show relatively strong polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission features at 6.2 and 11.3 {mu}m and a very weak silicate feature, indicative of ongoing star formation and low dust obscuration levels for the AGNs. We find that the mid-infrared composite spectrum of PSQs has spectral properties between ULIRGs and QSOs, suggesting that PSQs are hybrid AGN and starburst systems as also seen in their optical spectra. We also find that PSQs in early-type host galaxies tend to have relatively strong AGN activities, while those in spiral hosts have stronger PAH emission, indicating more star formation.

  11. The Post-Eruptive Evolution of a Coronal Dimming

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    Scott W. McIntosh; Robert J. Leamon; Alisdair R. Davey; Meredith J. Wills-Davey

    2007-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the post-eruptive evolution of a "coronal dimming" based on observations of the EUV corona from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer. This discussion highlights the roles played by magnetoconvection-driven magnetic reconnection and the global magnetic environment of the plasma in the "filling" and apparent motion of the region following the eruption of a coronal mass ejection (CME). A crucial element in our understanding of the dimming region evolution is developed by monitoring the disappearance and reappearance of bright TRACE "moss" around the active region giving rise to the CME. We interpret the change in the TRACE moss as a proxy of the changing coronal magnetic field topology behind the CME front. We infer that the change in global magnetic topology also results in a shift of energy balance in the process responsible for the production of the moss emission while the coronal magnetic topology evolves from closed, to open and back to closed again because, following the eruption, the moss reforms around the active region in almost exactly its pre-event configuration. As a result of the moss evolution, combining our discussion with recent spectroscopic results of an equatorial coronal hole, we suggest that the interchangeable use of the term "transient coronal hole" to describe a coronal dimming is more than just a simple coincidence.

  12. Post Irradiation Capabilities at the Idaho National Laboratory

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    Schulthess, J.L.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) oversees the research, development, and demonstration activities that ensure nuclear energy remains a viable energy option for the United States. Fuel and material development through fabrication, irradiation, and characterization play a significant role in accomplishing the research needed to support nuclear energy. All fuel and material development requires the understanding of irradiation effects on the fuel performance and relies on irradiation experiments ranging from tests aimed at targeted scientific questions to integral effects under representative and prototypic conditions. The DOE recently emphasized a solution-driven, goal-oriented, science-based approach to nuclear energy development. Nuclear power systems and materials were initially developed during the latter half of the 20th century and greatly facilitated by the United States ability and willingness to conduct large-scale experiments. Fifty-two research and test reactors with associated facilities for performing fabrication and pre and post irradiation examinations were constructed at what is now Idaho National Laboratory (INL), another 14 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and a few more at other national laboratory sites. Building on the scientific advances of the last several decades, our understanding of fundamental nuclear science, improvements in computational platforms, and other tools now enable technological advancements with less reliance on large-scale experimentation.

  13. Post Irradiation Capabilities at the Idaho National Laboratory

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    Schulthess, J.L.; Robert D. Mariani; Rory Kennedy; Doug Toomer

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) oversees the research, development, and demonstration activities that ensure nuclear energy remains a viable energy option for the United States. Fuel and material development through fabrication, irradiation, and characterization play a significant role in accomplishing the research needed to support nuclear energy. All fuel and material development requires the understanding of irradiation effects on the fuel performance and relies on irradiation experiments ranging from tests aimed at targeted scientific questions to integral effects under representative and prototypic conditions. The DOE recently emphasized a solution-driven, goal-oriented, science-based approach to nuclear energy development. Nuclear power systems and materials were initially developed during the latter half of the 20th century and greatly facilitated by the United States ability and willingness to conduct large-scale experiments. Fifty-two research and test reactors with associated facilities for performing fabrication and pre and post irradiation examinations were constructed at what is now Idaho National Laboratory (INL), another 14 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and a few more at other national laboratory sites. Building on the scientific advances of the last several decades, our understanding of fundamental nuclear science, improvements in computational platforms, and other tools now enable technological advancements with less reliance on large-scale experimentation.

  14. 4th post-Newtonian effective one-body dynamics

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    Thibault Damour; Piotr Jaranowski; Gerhard Schfer

    2015-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The conservative dynamics of gravitationally interacting two-point-mass systems has been recently determined at the 4th post-Newtonian (4PN) approximation [T. Damour, P. Jaranowski, and G. Sch\\"afer, Phys. Rev. D 89, 064058 (2014)], and found to be nonlocal-in-time. We show how to transcribe this dynamics within the effective one-body (EOB) formalism. To achieve this EOB transcription, we develop a new strategy involving the (infinite-)order-reduction of a nonlocal dynamics to an ordinary action-angle Hamiltonian. Our final, equivalent EOB dynamics comprises two (local) radial potentials, $A(r)$ and $\\bar{D}(r)$, and a non-geodesic mass-shell contribution $Q(r,p_r)$ given by an infinite series of even powers of the radial momentum $p_r$. Using an effective action technique, we complete our 4PN-level results by deriving two different, higher-order conservative contributions linked to tail-transported hereditary effects: the 5PN-level EOB logarithmic terms, as well as the 5.5PN-level, half-integral terms. We compare our improved analytical knowledge to previous, numerical gravitational-self-force computation of precession effects.

  15. Post-accelerator issues at the IsoSpin Laboratory

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    Chattopadhyay, S.; Nitschke, J.M. [eds.

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The workshop on ``Post-Accelerator Issues at the Isospin Laboratory`` was held at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory from October 27--29, 1993. It was sponsored by the Center for Beam Physics in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division and the ISL Studies Group in the Nuclear Science Division. About forty scientists from around the world participated vigorously in this two and a half day workshop, (c.f. Agenda, Appendix D). Following various invited review talks from leading practitioners in the field on the first day, the workshop focussed around two working groups: (1) the Ion Source and Separators working group and (2) the Radio Frequency Quadrupoles and Linacs working group. The workshop closed with the two working groups summarizing and outlining the tasks for the future. This report documents the proceedings of the workshop and includes the invited review talks, the two summary talks from the working groups and individual contributions from the participants. It is a complete assemblage of state-of-the-art thinking on ion sources, low-{beta}, low(q/A) accelerating structures, e.g. linacs and RFQS, isobar separators, phase-space matching, cyclotrons, etc., as relevant to radioactive beam facilities and the IsoSpin Laboratory. We regret to say that while the fascinating topic of superconducting low-velocity accelerator structure was covered by Dr. K. Shepard during the workshop, we can only reproduce the copies of the transparencies of his talk in the Appendix, since no written manuscript was available at the time of publication of this report. The individual report have been catologed separately elsewhere.

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - a-type post-agb stars Sample Search Results

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    LMC: Dust-enshrouded AGB stars, post-AGB stars and PN P.R. Wood Research School of Astronomy... . Spectra have been taken for most of the post-AGB stars and a selection of the...

  17. Moving past: probing the agency and affect of recordkeeping in individual and community lives in post-conflict Croatia

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    Gilliland, AJ

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    settlers in post- conflict Croatia, Intl J Hum Rights 17:Northern Ireland and Croatia, Fletcher F. World Aff 16:29-50Lives in Post-conflict Croatia --Manuscript Draft--

  18. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units (CAUs) on the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for CAUs on the NNSS for Calendar Year 2011

  19. Forward propulsion asymmetry is indicative of changes in plantarflexor coordination during walking in individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis

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    in individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis Jessica L. Allen a , Steven A. Kautz b,c , Richard R. Neptune a: Received 20 September 2013 Accepted 2 June 2014 Keywords: Forward dynamic simulations Gait Post-stroke hemiparesis Rehabilitation Background: A common measure of rehabilitation effectiveness post-stroke is self

  20. Relationships between muscle contributions to walking subtasks and functional walking status in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis

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    in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis A.L. Hall a , C.L. Peterson a , S.A. Kautz b,c,d , R.R. Neptune a Gait Muscle function Background: Persons with post-stroke hemiparesis usually walk slowly and asymmetrically. Stroke severity and functional walking status are commonly predicted by post-stroke walking speed

  1. Relationships between frontal-plane angular momentum and clinical balance measures during post-stroke hemiparetic walking

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    Relationships between frontal-plane angular momentum and clinical balance measures during post-stroke There is a 73% incidence of falls among individuals post-stroke, with 37% that fall sustaining injuries on the concept of the ``extrapolated center- of-mass'' [6,7], but these have not been applied to the post-stroke

  2. 34.02.99.M2.01 Post-Accident Testing Instructions Page 1 of 3 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

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    34.02.99.M2.01 Post-Accident Testing Instructions Page 1 of 3 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 34.02.99.M2.01 Post-Accident Testing Instructions Approved June 15, 1999 Revised March 26, 2010 Next is to set forth responsibilities for those involved in post-accident testing. Procedures

  3. A Rubric for Post-Secondary Degree Programs in Nanoscience and

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    Bodner, George M.

    A Rubric for Post-Secondary Degree Programs in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology* SUPAPORN WANSOM,1 balance are discussed. Keywords: Nanoscience; nanotechnology; curriculum design; degree programs; course design INTRODUCTION NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY have important precedents in both the decorative arts

  4. Excavating discursivity : Post-Partum Document in the conceptualist, feminist and psychoanalytic fields

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    Carson, Juli (Juli Christine), 1962-

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Post-Partum Document, a multi - media artwork made by American artist Mary Kelly from 1973- 1978 , was informed by and contributed to contemporaneous debates in the fields of Conceptualism, feminism, and psychoanalysis ...

  5. Microstrip post production tuning bar error and compact resonators using negative refractive index metamaterials

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    Scher, Aaron David

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, two separate research topics are undertaken both in the general area of compact RF/microwave circuit design. The first topic involves characterizing the parasitic effects and error due to unused post-production tuning bars...

  6. Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering -Graduate Post Graduate Activities Detail & History

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    Lipson, Michal

    Rotation Program Engineer Ridley Park PA MENG Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Consultant McLean VA MENG Cabot Gloucester MA PhD Booz Allen Hamilton Associate McLean VA PhD Cornell University Post-Doctoral Research

  7. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units on the Nevada National Security Site

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2011-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for corrective action units on the Nevada National Security Site for calendar year 2011. Copies of completed inspection checklists are included in this report.

  8. Post-Test Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials at Argonne...

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    Test Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials at Argonne National Laboratory Post-Test Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials at Argonne National Laboratory 2013 DOE Hydrogen...

  9. Urban agriculture as a tool for neighborhood fabric repair in post-industrial Detroit

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    Fairbank, Sandra Trubow

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on Detroit as a post-industrial city that suffers from abandonment, vacancy, and food security issues. I address this problem through the lens of agriculture, asking how urban farming can be used to ...

  10. Efficient Post-Election Audits of Multiple Contests: 2009 California Tests

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    Stark, Philip B.

    Efficient Post-Election Audits of Multiple Contests: 2009 California Tests Conference on Empirical audits vs. materiality audits. 6 #12;Assessing Evidence How strong is the evidence that the outcome

  11. Housing and Ethnicity in the Post-Soviet City: Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

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    Huang, Youqin

    Housing and Ethnicity in the Post-Soviet City: Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan Michael Gentile-Soviet segregation in housing in the medium-sized industrial city of Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. The paper uses

  12. Nanoparticles removal in post-CMP (Chemical-Mechanical Polishing) cleaning

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    Ng, Dedy

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    polished. Different methods of particle removal mechanism were investigated in order to find out the most effective technique. In post-CMP cleaning, surfactant was added in the solution. Results were compared with cleaning without surfactant and showed...

  13. Cubing the Kyoto Protocol: Post-Copenhagen Regulatory Reforms to Reset the Global Thermostat

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    Ferrey, Steven

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress on Post-2012 Emissions Trading Scheme, 39 ENV'T R!European Union's emissions trading scheme, which providesTHE EUROPEAN UNION'S EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME AND TilE KYoT-

  14. Waterfront views : defining a new planning process for Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfronts

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    Grassi, Carrie

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of waterfront planning largely focuses on the physical reconnection of the post-industrial, downtown waterfront with the spatial fabric of the city. Attention is given to the need for clarity of regulations, ...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - aging post-polio population Sample Search...

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    Diego Union-Tribune published a story on the annual Post-Polio... with the artichoke-potato casserole; that was a good day." 12;10 INSIDE SALKO u t r e a c h ... Source:...

  16. Women and post-conflict development : a case study on Liberia

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    Massaquoi, William N

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Liberia seems an ostensible 'poster child' in light of the call by women's rights advocates to insert women in all aspects of the political, social, and economic transition in post-conflict countries. Liberia has elected ...

  17. Joan's second blog post from Uganda-February 5, 2013 southwest of

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    Mootha, Vamsi K.

    Joan's second blog post from Uganda-February 5, 2013 Hello from Mbarrara, southwest of Kampala worried that with the much greater burden of disease in Uganda, we might have little in common. Once we

  18. School of Electrical & Computer Engineering -Undergraduate Post Graduate Activities Detail & History

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    Lipson, Michal

    & Computer Engineering - Undergraduate (continued) 2010 Employment Employer Title City State General Motors2010 School of Electrical & Computer Engineering - Undergraduate Post Graduate Activities Detail Engineering undergraduate students from the Class of 2010. Historical data is provided to allow for comparison

  19. China's post-reform policy implementation gaps and governmental vs. non-governmental fire alarm solutions

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    Hart, Melanie M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Journalism in Post- Deng China, Journalism Studies, Vol. 1,Villagers and Popular Resistance in Contemporary China,Modern China, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 28-61. O?Brien, Kevin J. (

  20. Sustainable development and comprehensive capital : The post-Soviet decline of Central Asia

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    Sievers, Eric

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The general post-Soviet decline of the states of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) mirrors specific declines in the robustness of these states' stocks of financial, physical, ...

  1. An evaluation of efforts to reestablish eastern wild turkeys into the Post Oak Savannah of Texas

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    Petty, Blake Douglas

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    turkeys were live-trapped, radio-tagged, and released on 8 separate study sites representative of conditions in the northern, central, and southern Post Oak Savannah. Birds were monitored using radio-telemetry and survival and reproduction were evaluated...

  2. SNAKE SPECIES RICHNESS IN RELATION TO HABITAT IN THE POST OAK SAVANNAH OF EAST CENTRAL TEXAS

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    Putegnat, John

    2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This project examined snake species richness and relative abundances in a heterogeneous landscape within the post oak savannah of East Central Texas. Snakes were sampled using funnel traps (with drift fences for terrestrial species) and hand capture...

  3. STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAM ARCHITECTURE: POST-PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

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    Walter, M.Todd

    1 STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAM ARCHITECTURE: POST-PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE M technological, social and economic forces are influencing architectural design, research, practice and pedagogy and/or advanced representational and/or fabrication techniques used in architectural design

  4. All one could desire British women remember life in post war Germany

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    Easingwood, Ruth

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of being British in Germany was not experienced in the sameremember life in post war Germany My PhD thesis attempts toof the British occupation of Germany which took place 1945-

  5. Robust post-stall perching with a fixed-wing UAV

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    Moore, Joseph L. (Joseph Lawrence)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Consider a bird perching on a branch. In the presence of environmental disturbances and complicated fluid flow, the animal exploits post-stall pressure drag to rapidly decelerate and land on a perch with a precision far ...

  6. Assembly and post-assembly manipulation of polyelectrolyte multilayers for control of bacterial attachment and viability

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    Lichter, Jenny, 1982-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this thesis was to exploit the versatility of the polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) platform to consider bacteria-substrata interactions by varying multilayer assembly and post-assembly conditions. We ...

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetric post-natal development Sample...

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    001 Pre- and post-natal exposure of children to EMF generated by domestic induction cookers Bor Kos1... in field strength' mode, which has a flat frequency response across...

  8. Foraging area selection as influenced by environment and short-duration grazing on Post Oak Savanna

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    Butterfield, Charles H

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FORAGING AREA SELECTION AS INFLUENCED BY ENVIRONMENT AND SHORT-DURATION GRAZING ON POST OAK SAVANNA h Thesis by CHARLES HOWARD BUTTERFIELD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ALM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for tbe degree of MASTER OF SCIBNCE August 1987 Major Subject: Range Science FORAGING AREA SELECTION AS INFLUENCED BY ENVIRONMENT AND SHORT-DURATION GRAZING ON POST OAK SAVANNA h Thesis by CHARLES HOWARD BUTTBRFIELD Approved as to style...

  9. Deep Vadose Zone Treatability Test for the Hanford Central Plateau: Interim Post-Desiccation Monitoring Results

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    Truex, Michael J.; Oostrom, Martinus; Strickland, Christopher E.; Johnson, Timothy C.; Johnson, Christian D.; Clayton, Ray E.; Chronister, Glen B.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A field test of desiccation is being conducted as an element of the deep vadose zone treatability test program. Desiccation technology relies on removal of water from a portion of the subsurface such that the resultant low moisture conditions inhibit downward movement of water and dissolved contaminants. Previously, a field test report (Truex et al. 2012a) was prepared describing the active desiccation portion of the test and initial post-desiccation monitoring data. Additional monitoring data have been collected at the field test site during the post-desiccation period and is reported herein along with interpretation with respect to desiccation performance. This is an interim report including about 2 years of post-desiccation monitoring data.

  10. Virial tests for post-Newtonian stationary black-hole-disk systems

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    Jaranowski, Piotr; Malec, Edward; Pirog, Michal

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated hydrodynamical post-Newtonian models of selfgravitating stationary black-hole-disk systems. The post-Newtonian scheme presented here and also in our recent paper is a continuation of previous, purely Newtonian studies of selfgravitating hydrodynamical disks rotating according to the Keplerian rotation law. The post-Newtonian relativistic corrections are significant even at the 1PN level. The 1PN correction to the angular velocity can be of the order of 10% of its Newtonian value. It can be expressed as a combination of geometric and hydrodynamical terms. Moreover, in contrast to the Newtonian Poincare-Wavre theorem, it depends both on the distance from the rotation axis and the distance from the equatorial plane.

  11. Detection of Keplerian dynamics in a disk around the post-AGB star AC Her

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    Bujarrabal, V; Alcolea, J; Van Winckel, H

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    So far, only one rotating disk has been clearly identified and studied in AGB or post-AGB objects (in the Red Rectangle), by means of observations with high spectral and spatial resolution. However, disks are thought to play a key role in the late stellar evolution and are suspected to surround many evolved stars. We aim to extend our knowledge on these structures. We present interferometric observations of CO J=2-1 emission from the nebula surrounding the post-AGB star AC Her, a source belonging to a class of objects that share properties with the Red Rectangle and show hints of Keplerian disks. We clearly detect the Keplerian dynamics of a second disk orbiting an evolved star. Its main properties (size, temperature, central mass) are derived from direct interpretation of the data and model fitting. With this we confirm that there are disks orbiting the stars of this relatively wide class of post-AGB objects

  12. Laser welding and post weld treatment of modified 9Cr-1MoVNb steel.

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    Xu, Z. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

    2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser welding and post weld laser treatment of modified 9Cr-1MoVNb steels (Grade P91) were performed in this preliminary study to investigate the feasibility of using laser welding process as a potential alternative to arc welding methods for solving the Type IV cracking problem in P91 steel welds. The mechanical and metallurgical testing of the pulsed Nd:YAG laser-welded samples shows the following conclusions: (1) both bead-on-plate and circumferential butt welds made by a pulsed Nd:YAG laser show good welds that are free of microcracks and porosity. The narrow heat affected zone has a homogeneous grain structure without conventional soft hardness zone where the Type IV cracking occurs in conventional arc welds. (2) The laser weld tests also show that the same laser welder has the potential to be used as a multi-function tool for weld surface remelting, glazing or post weld tempering to reduce the weld surface defects and to increase the cracking resistance and toughness of the welds. (3) The Vicker hardness of laser welds in the weld and heat affected zone was 420-500 HV with peak hardness in the HAZ compared to 240 HV of base metal. Post weld laser treatment was able to slightly reduce the peak hardness and smooth the hardness profile, but failed to bring the hardness down to below 300 HV due to insufficient time at temperature and too fast cooling rate after the time. Though optimal hardness of weld made by laser is to be determined for best weld strength, methods to achieve the post weld laser treatment temperature, time at the temperature and slow cooling rate need to be developed. (4) Mechanical testing of the laser weld and post weld laser treated samples need to be performed to evaluate the effects of laser post treatments such as surface remelting, glazing, re-hardening, or tempering on the strength of the welds.

  13. Post-Newtonian Reference Frames for Advanced Theory of the Lunar Motion and a New Generation of Lunar Laser Ranging

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    Sergei Kopeikin; Yi Xie

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a set of post-Newtonian reference frames for a comprehensive study of the orbital dynamics and rotational motion of the Moon and Earth by means of lunar laser ranging (LLR) with the precision of one millimeter. We also derive the post-Newtonian coordinate transformations between the frames and analyze the residual gauge freedom, which is used for removing spurious post-Newtonian effects from the equations of motion of the solar system bodies.

  14. Post-Adoption Contact Reform: Compounding the State-Ordered Termination of Parenthood?

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    Sloan, Brian

    2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    ) and the available empirical evidence on post-adoption contact. Finally, the article conducts a human rights audit3 of the post-adoption contact reforms. It argues that the Children and Families Act further jeopardises English Laws compatibility with both... ; Energy Bill (H.L. Paper 29/H.C. 452, 2013), at [23]-[33]. 29 Adoption and Children Act 2002, s. 1(5). 30 Explanatory Notes to the Children and Families Act 2014, at [56]. 31 Ibid., at [57]. 32 Children and Families Act 2014, s. 4. See, generally...

  15. Post-Newtonian parameters and constraints on Einstein-aether theory

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    Brendan Z. Foster; Ted Jacobson

    2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the observational and theoretical constraints on ``Einstein-aether theory", a generally covariant theory of gravity coupled to a dynamical, unit, timelike vector field that breaks local Lorentz symmetry. The results of a computation of the remaining post-Newtonian parameters are reported. These are combined with other results to determine the joint post-Newtonian, vacuum-Cerenkov, nucleosynthesis, stability, and positive-energy constraints. All of these constraints are satisfied by parameters in a large two-dimensional region in the four-dimensional parameter space defining the theory.

  16. Post-glacial redistribution and shifts in productivity of giant kelp forests

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    Grosberg, Rick

    Post-glacial redistribution and shifts in productivity of giant kelp forests Michael H. Graham1 kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forest distribution as a function of oceanography and geomorphology suggest that kelp forest bio- mass increased up to threefold from the glacial maximum to the mid

  17. User warning for CIPS retrievals since May 2013 First posted May, 2013

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    1 User warning for CIPS retrievals since May 2013 First posted May, 2013 Updated November, 2013 May 2013: CIPS is currently experiencing an anomaly, the exact origin and cause of which is being disappears and does not appear to affect the remaining PX images in the CIPS orbit, nor does it occur at all

  18. Post-doc GIPSA-Lab / LGIT : Ocean Acoustic Tomography in shallow water and Signal Processing

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    Post-doc GIPSA-Lab / LGIT : Ocean Acoustic Tomography in shallow water and Signal Processing influence and pollution in coastal areas. Consequently, they need the precise knowledge of the spatial and to estimate the sur- face height is also very interesting as these problems have many applications (acoustic

  19. Profil de poste Reprsentant (e) de l'IRD au Chili, Argentine et Uruguay

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    Profil de poste N° 3100 Représentant (e) de l'IRD au Chili, Argentine et Uruguay Catégorie les activités scientifiques en Argentine et en Uruguay. L'IRD bénéficie au Chili d'un statut

  20. Health Alert: Treating acid reflux disease Posted: Feb 6, 2008 03:03 PM CST

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Treating acid reflux disease Posted: Feb 6, 2008 03:03 PM CST Updated: Feb 6 Jiang Tang. Exciting news for patients like John who want to treat their nagging, reflux symptoms by Logan Smith 2/8/2008WIStv.com Columbia, SC: Health Alert: Treating acid reflux disease URL: http

  1. Post-doc position : Nanostructured materials for the realization of enhanced micro-supercapacitors

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    Ingrand, François

    Post-doc position : Nanostructured materials for the realization of enhanced micro-supercapacitors and temperature range. The integration of low-profile, miniaturized supercapacitors could, CDC, CNT, RuO2...) for the development of micro-supercapacitors. An attractive

  2. Opening of a Post Doctoral Position Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage applications

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    Opening of a Post Doctoral Position Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage applications on complex hydrides for hydrogen storage applications in connection with the « Fast, reliable and cost effective boron hydride based high capacity solid state hydrogen storage materials» project co

  3. ZIP CODE NUMBERS: SUFFOLK AND NASSAU COUNTY POST OFFICES SUFFOLK COUNTY

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    86 #12;87 ZIP CODE NUMBERS: SUFFOLK AND NASSAU COUNTY POST OFFICES SUFFOLK COUNTY Amagansett 11930 11784 Brightwaters 11718 Kings Park 11754 Setauket 11733 Brookhaven 11719 Lake Grove 11755 Shelter River 11739 Port Jefferson Station 11776 NASSAU COUNTY Albertson 11507 Greenvale 11548 Old Westbury

  4. Posting type Informational Subject Introduction of a second copper-anode XRF system

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Informational Subject Introduction of a second copper-anode XRF system Module in samples collected after 12/1/01 have been determined by XRF analysis using a Cu-anode tube as the source/1/05 will be reported with an added indicator of the Cu- anode XRF system used in analysis, the first (1) or the second

  5. Posting type Advisory Subject S interference in XRF determination of Si

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Advisory Subject S interference in XRF determination of Si Module/Species A/ Si Sites information The primary XRF peak for sulfur has a shoulder that overlaps the primary XRF peak for silicon. XRF spectra for two samples with differing S/Si ratios. Accurate determination of Si is difficult when

  6. Posting type Advisory Subject Varying bias of XRF sulfur relative to IC sulfate

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Advisory Subject Varying bias of XRF sulfur relative to IC sulfate Module/Species A of evidence point to XRF measurement bias as the source of most of the observed variation. Figure 1 shows that was offset by two abrupt increases, each coming at the start of a new sample month. The XRF analyses, unlike

  7. Posting type Advisory Subject Shifts in Mo-anode XRF element calibration factors

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Advisory Subject Shifts in Mo-anode XRF element calibration factors Module/Species A@crocker.ucdavis.edu Supporting information A molybdenum-anode XRF instrument is used to analyze the heavier elements (Ni, Cu, Zn with lighter deposits were acquired and used in the Mo-anode XRF system. The new calibration foils resulted

  8. MULTIMODE TREE CODING OF SPEECH WITH PERCEPTUAL PRE-WEIGHTING AND POST-WEIGHTING

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    Liebling, Michael

    Multimode Tree Coder, a simple mode classification method along with frame energy are used to classifyMULTIMODE TREE CODING OF SPEECH WITH PERCEPTUAL PRE-WEIGHTING AND POST-WEIGHTING Pravin Ramadas, Ying-Yi Li, and Jerry D. Gibson Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University

  9. Escher's Enigma release "From me to There" EP Posted on October 23, 2013 by mrhodes

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    Miller, Russ

    . Escher's Enigma release "From me to There" EP Posted on October 23, 2013 by mrhodes Escher's Enigma release "From me to There" EP Score ­ 4/5 Stars Most would agree most popular artists out's Escher's Enigma who just released his latest EP entitled: ""From me to There" in 2013. Venturing to his

  10. College of Business and Economics PostGraduate CertificateinStrategic Leadership

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    Hickman, Mark

    required to develop vibrant, sustainable, high performance cultures and builds capability in organisation strategically about sustainable leadership and builds capability in whole systems thinking and in the practicesCollege of Business and Economics PostGraduate CertificateinStrategic Leadership Over the past few

  11. ORNL ADCP POST-PROCESSING GUIDE AND MATLAB ALGORITHMS FOR MHK SITE FLOW AND TURBULENCE ANALYSIS

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    Gunawan, Budi [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Neary, Vincent S [ORNL

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Standard methods, along with guidance for post-processing the ADCP stationary measurements using MATLAB algorithms that were evaluated and tested by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), are presented following an overview of the ADCP operating principles, deployment methods, error sources and recommended protocols for removing and replacing spurious data.

  12. Curriculum Evolution at Air Command and Staff College in the Post-Cold War Era

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    Donovan, William Robert

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This qualitative study used a historical research method to eliminate the gap in the historical knowledge of Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) curriculum evolution in the post-Cold War era. This study is the only known analysis of the forces...

  13. A Posteriori Error Estimates with Post-Processing for Nonconforming Finite Elements

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    Schieweck, Friedhelm

    that it has the same asymptotic behavior as the energy norm of the real discretization error itself. We show, we propose an a posteriori error estimate in the energy norm which uses as an additive term the \\post in the global energy norm, we demonstrate that the concept of using a conforming approximation

  14. SIGNAL SUBSPACE SPEECH ENHANCEMENT WITH PERCEPTUAL POST-FILTERING Mark Klein and Peter Kabal

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    Kabal, Peter

    SIGNAL SUBSPACE SPEECH ENHANCEMENT WITH PERCEPTUAL POST-FILTERING Mark Klein and Peter Kabal the enhanced speech spectra. By utilizing a perceptual filter, averaging is per- formed in a manner similar In most speech enhancement systems, musical noise can be at- tributed to errors in measuring noise

  15. Evaluation of cation-exchanged zeolite adsorbents for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture

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    anthro- pogenic sources.1 Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has been proposed as a means of limitingEvaluation of cation-exchanged zeolite adsorbents for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture Tae the impact of rising concentrations of atmo- spheric carbon dioxide on climate change continue to mount

  16. CO2 gas production understanding above a partly flooded coal post-mining area

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    - The Westphalian deposit is constituted by numerous exploited coal seams of different thicknesses. These seamsCO2 gas production understanding above a partly flooded coal post-mining area Candice Lagnya, a former coal mining area. To understand the origin of this production, a borehole of 90 meters deep

  17. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE SCIENCE/STUDIES PROGRAM ERST-POST 2100H -Environmental Science and Politics

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    Fox, Michael

    1 ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE SCIENCE/STUDIES PROGRAM ERST-POST 2100H - Environmental Science issues, comes to us through science. This fact is reflected in the many courses in environmental science. But the appropriate role of science in environmental politics is also often a matter of debate. Several issues

  18. Evaluating metalorganic frameworks for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture via temperature swing adsorption

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    Evaluating metal­organic frameworks for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture via temperature.1039/c1ee01720a Broader context The development of an effective carbon dioxide capture system is critical capture via temperature swing adsorption (TSA). Low-pressure single-component CO2 and N2 adsorption

  19. 3) In the small intestine, as in liver, post-prandial FSR increase is observed

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    , and as in muscle, a high protein diet increases FSR only during the fed state. Lack of recovery of muscle proteins capac- ity does not seem to be related to a lack of stimulation of protein synthesis. 3) It could result3) In the small intestine, as in liver, post-prandial FSR increase is observed with both diets

  20. ATLAS Post-doctoral Research Associate Position in Experimental High Energy Physics

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    ATLAS Post-doctoral Research Associate Position in Experimental High Energy Physics York University to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The York ATLAS group is collaborating electronics for the ATLAS silicon detector upgrade. The successful candidate will be expected to take

  1. 4-H Trashion Show Instructions for posting video to YouTube

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    4-H Trashion Show Instructions for posting video to YouTube Note: Once you edit your video, make;4. Click on "Upload Video." Depending upon your connection, the uploading process can take a while. 5. Once your video has loaded, you will get the following screen. Complete the information noted below. Preview

  2. Ugi post-condensation copper-triggered oxidative cascade towards pyrazoles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1310 Ugi post-condensation copper-triggered oxidative cascade towards pyrazoles Aurélie Dos Santos-component Ugi coupling, the resulting hydrazone was engaged in a copper triggered [3 + 2] cycloaddition/aerobic oxidation cascade. 1310 Introduction In the last twenty years, the Ugi reaction coupled with its various

  3. Principal Investigator: Guerrero, Thomas TITLE: Oral antisense oligonucleotides to mitigate GI crypt survival post-irradiation

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    Warren, Joe

    GI crypt survival post-irradiation A. SPECIFIC AIMS Gastrointestinal (GI) injury is a major cause and contributor of death after whole-body irradiation (Jarrett 1999; NCRP 2001), agents to mitigate the effects of antisense oligonucleotide drugs. Isis Pharmaceuticals was the first to secure Food and Drug Administration

  4. High post-irradiation ductility thermomechanical treatment for precipitation strengthened austenitic alloys

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    Laidler, James J. (Richland, WA); Borisch, Ronald R. (Kennewick, WA); Korenko, Michael K. (Rockville, MD)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for improving the post-irradiation ductility is described which prises a solution heat treatment following which the materials are cold worked. They are included to demonstrate the beneficial effect of this treatment on the swelling resistance and the ductility of these austenitic precipitation hardenable alloys.

  5. LABORATORY CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL POSTER (Post Near Chemical Waste Storage Area)

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    WSTPS.rtf LABORATORY CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL POSTER (Post Near Chemical Waste Storage Area) Excess Chemicals and Chemical Wastes · Toxic and Flammable Chemicals - These cannot go down the drain. Call Environmental Health and Safety (EHSO) at x-2723 for collection. · Corrosive Chemicals (Acids & Bases) - When

  6. The Externalities of Strong Social Capital: Post-Tsunami Recovery in Southeast India

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    1 The Externalities of Strong Social Capital: Post-Tsunami Recovery in Southeast India DANIEL P villages in Tamil Nadu, India following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, this paper demonstrates that high findings have important implications for academic studies of social capital and policy formation for future

  7. Joan Quinlan's Blog Post from Uganda-February 4, 2013 CCHI leaders Joan Quinlan and

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    Mootha, Vamsi K.

    Joan Quinlan's Blog Post from Uganda-February 4, 2013 CCHI leaders Joan Quinlan and Sarah Oo and Dr. Dean Xerras of MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center are in Uganda on a trip sponsored by the MGH Center Community Health Center to observe community health work on the ground in Uganda and to teach on aspects

  8. [New OPinitial posting 4/29/13] Operating Policy and Procedure

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    Rock, Chris

    at the tower any time the wind turbine is climbed; however, university-trained employees will not be requiredOP 60.14 [New OP­initial posting 4/29/13] Operating Policy and Procedure OP 60.14: Wind Turbine hazards associated with wind turbines to perform research or maintenance activities and to ensure that any

  9. Neutron Stars Properties and Crust Movements in Post-glitch Epoch

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    L. M. Gonzlez-Romero; F. Navarro-Lrida

    2009-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a new numerical code with non-uniform adapted mesh, we study the changes produced in the global properties of neutron stars by the motion of matter in crust region during post-glitch epoch. Our numerical analysis shows that these changes may contribute to explain the observed spin-down of rotational frequency.

  10. 76 PostErs EMBnet.journal 19.B An ontology describing congenital heart defects data

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    76 PostErs EMBnet.journal 19.B An ontology describing congenital heart defects data Charalampos interests: the authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Abstract Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are a group of diseases characterized by a structural anomaly of the heart that is pre- sent

  11. Land use in the late prehistoric Post Oak Savannah of Texas

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    Judjahn, Stephanie K.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to look at land use in the Late Prehistoric period in the Post Oak Savannah of Texas. The goal is to determine the geographic extent of agriculture and what inhibits the extent and degree. In order to accomplish this...

  12. 8-2-12 1 Post B DNP Online APP UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    , 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SON, Rochester NY 14642 If you have any questions, please call the School, programs and activities. Questions on compliance should be directed to the particular school or department8-2-12 1 Post B DNP Online APP UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER SCHOOL OF NURSING Instructions

  13. Paper No. PLSMI POST-LIQUEFACTION STATE OF SAND, STRESS CORROSION

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    Michalowski, Radoslaw L.

    Paper No. PLSMI POST-LIQUEFACTION STATE OF SAND, STRESS CORROSION CRACKING, AND RELAXATION in the process of stress corrosion cracking of the micro-morphological features on the surface of the sand grains: Dynamic compaction of sand, Sand liquefaction, Stress corrosion cracking, Static fatigue INTRODUCTION

  14. The Peace: The Meaning and Production of Law in the Post-Revolutionary United

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    565 The Peace: The Meaning and Production of Law in the Post-Revolutionary United States Laura F in particular places. The results moved the legal process into social relations, so that law both guided-Revolutionary social order. The peace is directly related to the idea of "Law As . . .," which explores the utility

  15. In vivo study of the caecal fermentation in the post-weaned and adult rabbit

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    In vivo study of the caecal fermentation in the post-weaned and adult rabbit R Bellier, T Gidenne by modifications of cae- cal fermentative activity (CFA). The in vivo CFA of adult rabbits was thus compared, but no significant variations in caecal pH were observed. The acetate (C2) and butyrate (C4) concentrations

  16. Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Post Doc Fellow: Emergency & Critical Care Clinician

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    Rutledge, Steven

    Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Post Doc Fellow: Emergency & Critical Care Clinician Internal Search Only The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is offering and critical care in a veterinary hospital setting. Applicant must be a current employee of Colorado State

  17. Post-Disaster Reconstruction Models in the Asia Pacific: the cases of China, Iran and

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    Botea, Adi

    Post-Disaster Reconstruction Models in the Asia Pacific: the cases of China, Iran and Myanmar Helen ­ Sichuan Earthquake 2008 Iran ­ Bam Earthquake 2003; Tabriz Earthquake 2012 Myanmar ­ Cyclone Nargis 2008 element in psycho-social recovery and reconstruction phase. #12;Iran Model Iran: Bam Earthquake 2003

  18. Posted on Thu, Apr. 06, 2006 Laptop Orchestra boots up in N.J.

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    Posted on Thu, Apr. 06, 2006 Laptop Orchestra boots up in N.J. By David Patrick Stearns Inquirer for its highly portable equipment, and has up to 15 people onstage operating laptop computers, each/Still), to prosaic hand signals or, in one case, pieces of paper held up with printed directions containing

  19. Problems with modelling closed timelike curves as post-selected teleportation

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    T. C. Ralph

    2011-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this comment on S.Lloyd, et al, Phys.Rev.Lett. 106, 040403 (2011), we show that modelling closed timelike curves (CTCs) as post-selected teleportation allows signalling to past times before the creation of the CTC and allows information paradoxes to form.

  20. High coercivity CoCrPt films achieved by post-deposition rapid thermal annealing

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    Laughlin, David E.

    layer, a CoCrPt mag- netic layer, a capping Mn diffusion layer, and a final CrTi oxidation protection conditions were stud- ied. II. EXPERIMENT All layers were deposited onto glass substrates by rf di- ode, and CrTi oxida- tion protection layer were all 200 ? thick. Post-deposition annealing was performed

  1. Month and day of birth Money Smart Post-Workshop Survey

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    ___ ___ /___ ___ Month and day of birth Money Smart Post-Workshop Survey Please answer and will be used to determine participant starting points at the beginning of Money Smart workshops. 1. Do you save money? _____ Regularly (weekly or monthly) _____ As often as I can _____ Never 4. Which

  2. EU to build experimental fusion reactor Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Sep 25, 2006

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    EU to build experimental fusion reactor Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Sep 25, 2006 European Union nations on Monday endorsed a pact to build an experimental fusion reactor with the aim, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia - also aim to ratify the International Thermonuclear Experimental

  3. Autonomous storage management for personal devices with PodBase Ansley Post

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    Druschel, Peter

    Autonomous storage management for personal devices with PodBase Ansley Post Juan Navarro¶ Petr an increasing number of personal elec- tronic devices like notebook computers, MP3 players and smart phonesBase, a system that automates storage management on personal devices. The system takes advantage of unused

  4. From The Washington Post 11/26/07From The Washington Post 11/26/07 Job 38: God speaks to JobJob 38: God speaks to Job

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    Rigor, Ignatius G.

    From The Washington Post 11/26/07From The Washington Post 11/26/07 #12;Job 38: God speaks to JobJob 38: God speaks to Job Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. HeThen the LORD answered Job out Thermal energy lost to space; must balance absorbed solar energy Solar energy in Greenhouse effect #12

  5. Post-Newtonian factorized multipolar waveforms for spinning, nonprecessing black-hole binaries

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    Pan, Yi; Buonanno, Alessandra; Racine, Etienne [Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics and Joint Space-Science Institute, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Fujita, Ryuichi [Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560 080 (India); Tagoshi, Hideyuki [Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560 0043 (Japan)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We generalize the factorized resummation of multipolar waveforms introduced by Damour, Iyer, and Nagar to spinning black holes. For a nonspinning test particle spiraling a Kerr black hole in the equatorial plane, we find that factorized multipolar amplitudes which replace the residual relativistic amplitude f{sub lm} with its lth root, {rho}{sub lm}=f{sub lm}{sup 1/l}, agree quite well with the numerical amplitudes up to the Kerr-spin value q{<=}0.95 for orbital velocities v{<=}0.4. The numerical amplitudes are computed solving the Teukolsky equation with a spectral code. The agreement for prograde orbits and large spin values of the Kerr black-hole can be further improved at high velocities by properly factoring out the lower-order post-Newtonian contributions in {rho}{sub lm}. The resummation procedure results in a better and systematic agreement between numerical and analytical amplitudes (and energy fluxes) than standard Taylor-expanded post-Newtonian approximants. This is particularly true for higher-order modes, such as (2,1), (3,3), (3,2), and (4,4), for which less spin post-Newtonian terms are known. We also extend the factorized resummation of multipolar amplitudes to generic mass-ratio, nonprecessing, spinning black holes. Lastly, in our study we employ new, recently computed, higher-order post-Newtonian terms in several subdominant modes and compute explicit expressions for the half and one-and-half post-Newtonian contributions to the odd-parity (current) and even-parity (odd) multipoles, respectively. Those results can be used to build more accurate templates for ground-based and space-based gravitational-wave detectors.

  6. Improved resummation of post-Newtonian multipolar waveforms from circularized compact binaries

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    Damour, Thibault [Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France); ICRANet, 65122 Pescara (Italy); Iyer, Bala R. [Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France); Raman Research Insitute, Bangalore 560 080 (India); Nagar, Alessandro [Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France); ICRANet, 65122 Pescara (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Torino, Via Pietro Giuria 1, Torino (Italy)

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We improve and generalize a resummation method of post-Newtonian multipolar waveforms from circular (nonspinning) compact binaries introduced in Refs. 1,2. One of the characteristic features of this resummation method is to replace the usual additive decomposition of the standard post-Newtonian approach by a multiplicative decomposition of the complex multipolar waveform h{sub lm} into several (physically motivated) factors: (i) the Newtonian waveform, (ii) a relativistic correction coming from an 'effective source', (iii) leading-order tail effects linked to propagation on a Schwarzschild background, (iv) a residual tail dephasing, and (v) residual relativistic amplitude corrections f{sub lm}. We explore here a new route for resumming f{sub lm} based on replacing it by its l-th root: {rho}{sub lm}=f{sub lm}{sup 1/l}. In the extreme-mass-ratio case, this resummation procedure results in a much better agreement between analytical and numerical waveforms than when using standard post-Newtonian approximants. We then show that our best approximants behave in a robust and continuous manner as we deform them by increasing the symmetric mass ratio {nu}{identical_to}m{sub 1}m{sub 2}/(m{sub 1}+m{sub 2}){sup 2} from 0 (extreme-mass-ratio case) to 1/4 (equal-mass case). The present paper also completes our knowledge of the first post-Newtonian corrections to multipole moments by computing ready-to-use explicit expressions for the first post-Newtonian contributions to the odd-parity (current) multipoles.

  7. PostScript versions of Dynkin diagrams This note describes a package of encapsulated PostScript figures of Dynkin diagrams. They were first

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    Casselman, William

    the plain Dynkin diagrams for the finite root systems: File Diagram an.eps bn.eps cn.eps dn.eps e6.eps e7.eps e8.eps f4.eps g2.eps Here are the corresponding affine diagrams: File Diagram anz.eps bnz.eps cnz.eps #12;PostScript versions of Dynkin diagrams 2 dnz.eps e6z.eps e7z.eps e8z.eps f4z.eps g2z.eps Here

  8. Post Occupancy Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial Buildings: Do green buildings have more satisfied occupants?

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Post Occupancy Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial Buildings: Do green of Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial Buildings: Do green buildings have more satisfied occupants the promise of a bright future ­ just like the green building movement. i #12;Post Occupancy Evaluation

  9. The Post Forecast Revision Drift and Underreaction to Industry-Wide and/or Firm-Specific Earnings

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    The Post Forecast Revision Drift and Underreaction to Industry-Wide and/or Firm-Specific Earnings the post forecast revision drift is attributable to investors' underreaction to industry-wide and/or firm-specific earnings news in analysts' forecast revisions. We find a large drift associated with industry-wide earnings

  10. The Value of Knowing a Demand Curve: Bounds on Regret for On-line Posted-Price

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    Kleinberg, Robert D.

    The Value of Knowing a Demand Curve: Bounds on Regret for On-line Posted-Price Auctions PRELIMINARY sequentially with a popu- lation of n buyers through an on-line posted-price auction mechanism, a paradigm names a price between 0 and 1; the buyer decides whether or not to buy the item at the specified price

  11. FRONTEND POST-PROCESSING AND BACKEND MODEL ENHANCEMENT ON THE AURORA 2.0/3.0 DATABASES

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    FRONTEND POST-PROCESSING AND BACKEND MODEL ENHANCEMENT ON THE AURORA 2.0/3.0 DATABASES Chia noise- robust front end based on novel post-processing of standard MFCC features on the Aurora databases. It performs remarkably well on both the Aurora 2.0 and Aurora 3.0 databases without requiring any increase

  12. How to Search for On-Campus Interview Opportunities and Open Job Postings on JobLink

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    Salama, Khaled

    the "Documents" tab and upload a critiqued resume; designate one copy as a "primary" resume to be added to our Resume Book SEARCH FOR JOB POSTINGS: From your JobLink Dashboard, open the "OCR & Open Job Postings" tab the prompts to submit your resume. If you find that you are blocked from submitting a resume for a position

  13. Evaluation of pre-and post-zygotic mating barriers, hybrid fitness and phylogenetic relationship between Cyprinodon variegatus

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    Grosell, Martin

    Evaluation of pre- and post-zygotic mating barriers, hybrid fitness and phylogenetic relationship: hybridization; osmoregulation; post-zygotic isolation; pre-zygotic isolation. Abstract The euryhaline fish and their hybrids, and developing a molecular phylogeny of Cvv and Cvh populations in Florida using mtDNA sequence

  14. Email Digest Type: Configuring Moodle So It Sends Only One Email a Day With All Forum Posts

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    Bieber, Michael

    Email Digest Type: Configuring Moodle So It Sends Only One Email a Day With All Forum Posts: Show Advanced 6) Under the "General" settings area locate the "Email digest type*" field (figure 5) and change the drop down menu to "Complete (daily email with full posts.)" Figure 5: Email digest type

  15. Instructions for Using the Pre, Post, and 30-day Follow-up Instrument for Step Up and Scale Down

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    Instructions for Using the Pre, Post, and 30-day Follow-up Instrument for Step Up and Scale Down 1 their code number is so you can match it with their post-survey and 30-day follow-up instruments. You can of the series, contact the participants by phone to administer the 30-day follow-up survey. Either the Extension

  16. Blog posts

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpenWendeGuo Feng Bio JumpVenturesCoral Capital JumpBlackblogs en

  17. Interpretation of pre- and post-fracturing well tests in a geothermal reservoir

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    Arihara, Norio; Fukagawa, Hiroshi; Hyodo, Masami; Abbaszadeh, Maghsood

    1995-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Pre- and post-fracturing well tests in TG-2 well drilled next to the Matsukawa field are interpreted for evaluating effects of a massive hydraulic fracturing treatment. The interpreted data include multiple-step rate tests, a two-step rate test, and falloff tests. Pressure behaviors of massive hydraulic fracturing are matched by a simulator of dynamic fracture option. Fracture parting pressures can be evaluated from the multiple-step rate test data. The multiple-step rates during the massive hydraulic fracturing treatment show that multiple fractures have been induced in sequence. Although the pre-fracturing falloff tests are too short, fracture propagation can be evaluated qualitatively from the falloff data. Interpretation of the falloff test immediately after the MHF suggests that extensive fractures have been created by the MHF, which is verified by simulation. The post-fracturing falloff tests show that the fractures created by the MHF have closed to a great degree.

  18. The ecology of furbearers in the Upland Post Oak Region of Eastern Texas

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    Wood, John Eugene

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .25 0.83 0.66 3.74 Striped skunk 0.25 0.33 1.33 1.91 Gray fox 0.25 1.16 0.33 1.74 Ringtail 0.25 1.16 0.16 1.57 Feral house cat ??? 0.50 - 0.50 Red fox - 0.16 o j 6 Total catch 4.7 5 5.80 3.81 14.36 More opossums were taken during the first... used ............... 7 3. Method of toe clipping . . . . . . . . . . ........ ?? 7 4.. Method of mounting fur ............................. 10 5. Creek in upland post oak area. ? . ? ? ? ? ? ? . . ? ? ? 12 6. Intermittent stream in post oak...

  19. Effect of Cryopreservation Protocol on Post-Thaw Characteristics of Stallion Spermatozoa

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    Salazar, Jose L.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    David W. Forrest Head of Department, William Moyer August 2009 Major Subject: Veterinary Medicine iii ABSTRACT Effect of Cryopreservation Protocol on Post-Thaw Characteristics of Stallion Spermatozoa. (August 2009) Jose L... cooling treatments and semen extenders on spermatozoal samples from individual stallions. The extenders used in this study were INRA82, Kenney, and Gent. The INRA82 and Kenney extenders are similar and all three contain milk. Different concentrations...

  20. Reevaluating nuclear safety and security in a post 9/11 era.

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    Booker, Paul M.; Brown, Lisa M.

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report has the following topics: (1) Changing perspectives on nuclear safety and security; (2) Evolving needs in a post-9/11 era; (3) Nuclear Weapons--An attractive terrorist target; (4) The case for increased safety; (5) Evolution of current nuclear weapons safety and security; (6) Integrated surety; (7) The role of safety and security in enabling responsiveness; (8) Advances in surety technologies; and (9) Reevaluating safety.

  1. Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, for Calendar Year 2012

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides the results of the annual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Units (CAUs) located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2012 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following CAUs: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR) CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR) CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR) CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR) CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR)

  2. Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, for Calendar Year 2013

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    Silvas, A. J.

    2014-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides the results of the annual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Units (CAUs) located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2013 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following CAUs: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR) CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR) CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR) CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR) CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR) Inspections were conducted according to the post-closure plans in the approved Closure Reports and subsequent correspondence with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The post-closure inspection plans and subsequent correspondence modifying the requirements for each CAU are included in Appendix B. The inspection checklists are included in Appendix C. Field notes are included in Appendix D. Photographs taken during inspections are included in Appendix E. The annual post-closure inspections were conducted on May 14, 2013. Maintenance was performed at CAU 400, CAU 424, and CAU 453. At CAU 400, animal burrows were backfilled. At CAU 424, erosion repairs were completed at Landfill Cell A3-3, subsidence was repaired at Landfill Cell A3-4, and additional lava rock was placed in high-traffic areas to mark the locations of the surface grade monuments at Landfill Cell A3-3 and Landfill Cell A3-8. At CAU 453, two areas of subsidence were repaired and animal burrows were backfilled. Vegetation monitoring was performed at the CAU 400 Five Points Landfill and CAU 407 in June 2013. The vegetation monitoring report is included in Appendix F.

  3. Static post-Newtonian equivalence of GR and gravity with a dynamical preferred frame

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    Christopher Eling; Ted Jacobson

    2004-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A generally covariant extension of general relativity (GR) in which a dynamical unit timelike vector field is coupled to the metric is studied in the asymptotic weak field limit of spherically symmetric static solutions. The two post-Newtonian parameters known as the Eddington-Robertson-Schiff parameters are found to be identical to those in the case of pure GR, except for some non-generic values of the coefficients in the Lagrangian.

  4. A Tighter Constraint on post-Newtonian Gravity using Millisecond Pulsars

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    J. F. Bell

    1995-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Some theories of gravity predict the existence of preferred-frame effects and violations of conservation of energy and momentum. General relativity predicts no such effects. In the parameterised post-Newtonian (PPN) formalism, the parameter, \\al3 $\\equiv 0$ if these effects do not exist. The period derivatives ($\\dot{P}$) of millisecond pulsars (MSPs) are used to more tightly constrain these effects by showing that $|$\\al3$|$ $< 5 \\times 10^{-16}$.

  5. On the robustness of H-deficient post-AGB tracks

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    M. M. Miller Bertolami; L. G. Althaus

    2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the robustness of H--deficient post--AGB tracks regarding previous evolution of their progenitor stars and the constitutive physics of the remnants. Our motivation is a recent suggestion of Werner & Herwig (2006) that previous evolution should be important in shaping the final post--AGB track and the persisting discrepancy between asteroseismological and spectroscopical mass determinations. This work is thus complementary to our previous work (Miller Bertolami & Althaus 2006) and intends to shed some light on the uncertainty behind the evolutionary tracks presented there. We compute full evolutionary models for PG1159 stars taking into account different extramixing (overshooting) efficiencies and lifetimes on the TP-AGB during the progenitor evolution. We also assess the effect of possible differences in the opacities and equation of state by artificially changing them before the PG1159 stage. Also comparisons are made with the few H-deficient post--AGB tracks available in the literature. Contrary to our expectations, we found that previous evolution is not a main factor in shaping H--deficient post--AGB tracks. Interestingly enough, we find that only an increase of $\\sim50%$ in the intershell opacities at high effective temperatures may affect the tracks as to reconcile spectroscopic and asteroseismologic mass determinations. This forces us to conclude that our previous tracks (Miller Bertolami & Althaus 2006) are robust enough as to be used for spectroscopic mass determinations, unless opacities in the intershell region are substantially different. Our results, then, call for an analysis of possible systematics in the usually adopted asteroseismological mass determination methods.

  6. Post-Retrocommissioning HVAC Operations Monitoring Using Enterprise-Wide energy Management System

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    Amarnani, N.; Roberts, B.; Choy, H.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Post-retrocommissioning HVAC Operations Monitoring Using Enterprise-wide Energy Management System Narendra Amarnani Project Manager Brian Roberts Section Manager County of Los Angeles ISD Los Angeles, California, USA Howard Choy... earned a graduate degree from Cal Poly University, Pomona. He is a Certified Energy Manager, a LEED AP, and a Certified Energy Plan Examiner. Brians is the Section Manager of the Systems Section within Energy Management Division. His...

  7. Gender and Global Political Economy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western

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    Lennard, William N.

    Gender and Global Political Economy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Department possibility of renewal for a second year) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gender and Global Political Economy

  8. On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of post-Newtonian Theory in Gravitational-Wave Physics

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    Clifford M. Will

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The first indirect detection of gravitational waves involved a binary system of neutron stars. In the future, the first direct detection may also involve binary systems -- inspiralling and merging binary neutron stars or black holes. This means that it is essential to understand in full detail the two-body system in general relativity, a notoriously difficult problem with a long history. Post-Newtonian approximation methods are thought to work only under slow motion and weak field conditions, while numerical solutions of Einstein's equations are thought to be limited to the final merger phase. Recent results have shown that post-Newtonian approximations seem to remain unreasonably valid well into the relativistic regime, while advances in numerical relativity now permit solutions for numerous orbits before merger. It is now possible to envision linking post-Newtonian theory and numerical relativity to obtain a complete ``solution'' of the general relativistic two-body problem. These solutions will play a central role in detecting and understanding gravitational wave signals received by interferometric observatories on Earth and in space.

  9. Current Research Interests of Prof. Jorge Gomes (For further details and enquiries for Graduate and PostDoctoral Research opportunities in the projects

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    Williams, John M.

    for Graduate and PostDoctoral Research opportunities in the projects listed below, please contact Prof. Gomes

  10. Targeted Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation (E4) Report: Iowa City Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, Iowa City, IA

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    Goddard, James K.; Fernandez, Nicholas; Underhill, Ronald M.; Gowri, Krishnan

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Final report summarizing Targeted E4 measures and energy savings analysis for the Iowa City Federal Building and Post Office.

  11. BAC-FISH assays delineate complex chromosomal rearrangements in a case of post-Chernobyl childhood thyroid cancer

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    Kwan, Johnson

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in a case of post-Chernobyl childhood thyroid cancer *D. Thyroid cancer after Chernobyl. Nature 1992;359:21-22. [LN. Thyroid cancer after Chernobyl. Nature [4] Gembicki M,

  12. Licensing Information & FAQs Social Work is a licensed profession with an entry level post-MSW license, the LGSW (Licensed

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    Weber, David J.

    Licensing Information & FAQs Social Work is a licensed profession with an entry level post-MSW of the Licensing Exam Preparation Services available to MSW students? UM School of Social Work Continuing

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Post-Test Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Materials at Argonne National Laboratory

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about post-test...

  14. In 2005 Professor Cynthia Weber set out on a journey across post-9/11 America in

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    Sussex, University of

    In 2005 Professor Cynthia Weber set out on a journey across post-9/11 America in search of a deeper point for group discussion · Abook:CynthiaWeber(2011) I am an American': Filming the Fear of Difference

  15. Review: The Pedagogical State: Education and the Politics of National Culture in Post-1980 Turkey by Sam Kaplan

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    Rexhepi, Jevdet

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Culture in Post-1980 Turkey by Sam Kaplan. Palo Alto, CA:pp. ISBN 0-8047-5433-0. Turkey has long gripped the ferventparticular ideologies in Turkey to tease out the multiple

  16. Bubble nucleation on nano- to micro-size cavities and posts: An experimental validation of classical theory

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    Phillips, B.

    Recently reported data suggest that bubble nucleation on surfaces with nano-sized features (cavities and posts) may occur close to the thermodynamic saturation temperature. However, according to the traditional theory of ...

  17. The Inclusion and Content of an International Agriculture Education Course at the Post Secondary Level: A Delphi Study

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    Kingery, Thomas

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to determine the inclusion and content of an international agricultural education course at the post-secondary level by answering the following research questions: What disciplines of agriculture should be included...

  18. Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles using Rapid Thermal Annealing

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    Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles CdTe NPs have been demonstrated suitable for use in applications involving efficient solar cells

  19. Integration and operation of post-combustion capture system on coal-fired power generation: load following and peak power

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    Brasington, Robert David, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coal-fired power plants with post combustion capture and sequestration (CCS) systems have a variety of challenges to integrate the steam generation, air quality control, cooling water systems and steam turbine with the ...

  20. Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire Part I Experimental Response of Unbonded Tendons under Transient Localized Heating

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    Gales, John; Bisby, Luke; Gillie, Martin

    The fire-safe structural design and construction of unbonded post-tensioned (UPT) flat plate concrete structures has recently come under debate in the UK, and questions are being raised regarding the response to fire of ...

  1. Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire Part II Modelling Tendon Response and the Consequences of Localized Heating

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    Gales, John; Bisby, Luke; Gillie, Martin

    This is Part II of a two part paper dealing with the current state of knowledge of the fire-safe structural design and construction of unbonded post-tensioned (UPT) flat plate concrete structures. Part I provided ...

  2. The response of Physical Science post-graduates to training courses and the connection to their PhD studies

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    Pritchard, Jane; MacKenzie, Jane; Cusack, Maggie

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Training in both employability and discipline-specific skills has been provided and expanded over a number of years for post-graduate research students, (PGRs) in the Faculty of Physical Sciences administered by the Physical Sciences Graduate School...

  3. Can the post-Newtonian gravitational waveform of an inspiraling binary be improved by solving the energy balance equation numerically?

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    Wolfgang Tichy; Eanna E. Flanagan; Eric Poisson

    1999-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The detection of gravitational waves from inspiraling compact binaries using matched filtering depends crucially on the availability of accurate template waveforms. We determine whether the accuracy of the templates' phasing can be improved by solving the post-Newtonian energy balance equation numerically, rather than (as is normally done) analytically within the post-Newtonian perturbative expansion. By specializing to the limit of a small mass ratio, we find evidence that there is no gain in accuracy.

  4. Statistical properties of the radiation from SASE FEL operating in a post-saturation regime with and without undulator tapering

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    Schneidmiller, E A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe statistical and coherence properties of the radiation from x-ray free electron lasers (XFEL) operating in the post-saturation regime. We consider practical case of the SASE3 FEL at the European XFEL. We perform comparison of the main characteristics of the X-ray FEL operating in the post-saturation regime with and without undulator tapering: efficiency, coherence time and degree of transverse coherence.

  5. Effect of Al on the sharpness of the MgSiO3 perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition

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    Steinle-Neumann, Gerd

    Effect of Al on the sharpness of the MgSiO3 perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition S. Akber the influence of Al on the recently discovered perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition in MgSiO3. We examine three substitution mechanisms for Al in the two structures: MgSi ! AlAl; SiSiO ! AlAl5; and Si

  6. RELICS OF ANCIENT POST-AGB STARS IN A PRIMITIVE METEORITE

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    Jadhav, M.; Huss, G. R. [Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i at M?noa, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)] [Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i at M?noa, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Pignatari, M. [Department of Physics, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)] [Department of Physics, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Herwig, F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P5C2 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P5C2 (Canada); Zinner, E. [Laboratory for Space Sciences and the Physics Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States)] [Laboratory for Space Sciences and the Physics Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Gallino, R., E-mail: manavi@higp.hawaii.edu [Dipartimento di Fisica Generale, Universit di Torino and INAF, Via Pietro Giuria 1, 10125 Torino (Italy)

    2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphite is one of the many presolar circumstellar condensate species found in primitive meteorites. While the isotopic compositions of low-density graphite grains indicate an origin in core-collapse supernovae, some high-density grains have extreme isotopic anomalies in C, Ca, and Ti, which cannot be explained by envelope predictions of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars or theoretical supernova models. The Ca and Ti isotopic anomalies, however, match the predictions of He-shell abundances in AGB stars. In this study, we show that the C, Ca, and Ti isotopic anomalies are consistent with nucleosynthesis predictions of the H-ingestion phase during a very late thermal pulse (VLTP) event in post-AGB stars. The low {sup 12}C/{sup 13}C isotopic ratios in these grains are a result of abundant {sup 12}C efficiently capturing the protons that are being ingested during the VLTP. Very high neutron densities of ?10{sup 15} cm{sup 3}, typical of the i-process, are achieved during this phase in post-AGB stars. The large {sup 42,43,44}Ca excesses in some graphite grains are indicative of neutron capture nucleosynthesis during VLTP. The comparison of VLTP nucleosynthesis calculations to the graphite data also indicate that apparent anomalies in the Ti isotopic ratios are due to large contributions from {sup 46,48}Ca, which cannot be resolved from the isobars {sup 46,48}Ti during the measurements. We conclude that presolar graphite grains with moderate to extreme Ca and Ti isotopic anomalies originate in post-AGB stars that suffer a VLTP.

  7. The Post-occupancy Performance of Green Office Buildings: Evidence for the Fiekd

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    Newsham, G.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Post-occupancy Performance of Green Office Buildings Evidence from the field Guy Newsham Ph D and colleagues , . . Introduction ? How do green buildings perform when occupied? ? Indoor Environment Quality Occupant Comfort and Well....nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/npsi/ctrl?action=rtdoc&an=20857897&article=0&fd=pdf ?Do ?green? buildings have better indoor environments? New evidence?, Building Research & Information: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.789951 Field study stud ? Four sources of data from each building: ? On...

  8. Process for estimating likelihood and confidence in post detonation nuclear forensics.

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    Darby, John L.; Craft, Charles M.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical nuclear forensics (TNF) must provide answers to questions of concern to the broader community, including an estimate of uncertainty. There is significant uncertainty associated with post-detonation TNF. The uncertainty consists of a great deal of epistemic (state of knowledge) as well as aleatory (random) uncertainty, and many of the variables of interest are linguistic (words) and not numeric. We provide a process by which TNF experts can structure their process for answering questions and provide an estimate of uncertainty. The process uses belief and plausibility, fuzzy sets, and approximate reasoning.

  9. Long term experience with semi-conductive glaze high voltage post insulators

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    Baker, A.C.; Maney, J.W.; Szilagyi, Z. (Lapp Insulator Co., LeRoy, NY (US))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Insulators using semi-conductive glaze have long been known for their superior contamination performance. Early glazes for this type however were not stable and successful use of semi-conductive glazed porcelain insulators was delayed many years until tin-antimony oxide glazes were developed. Service experience of eighteen years is now available for line and station post insulators with this type of glaze. Based on this experience, the aging characteristics of tin-antimony oxide semi-conductive glazes are described and quantified. Several different applications of these insulators are also described.

  10. Optimization of production quality and post-production longevity for miniature pot roses

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    Kyalo, Titus Mulwa

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    82 x(v Page Table 5. 2. Effect of forcing environment (ENV) on plant growth and flowering characteristics. Summary of ANOVA table is also presented. Factors were ENV and cultivar (cv) . . 87 Table 5. 3. Effect of cultivar (cv) and forcing... environment (ENV) on plant height, number of flowering shoots and number of blind shoots 89 Table 5. 4. Effect of environment (ENV), post-production treatment (TRT) and cultivar (cv) on plant shelf-life, 7 day abscission rating and final abscission...

  11. The sociality, ontogeny, and function of corvid post-conflict affiliation

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    Logan, Corina

    2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    , Arneberg et al. 1998, Altizer 2003). Pathogens can have many consequences from causing fatal diseases and miscarriages to being responsible for congenital defects and sickness (see review in Freeland 1976). There are a number of ways in which animals... drop stones into water to raise the level to reach a food reward (Bird & Emery 2009b, Taylor & Gray 2009) and they manufacture and use hook tools to pull food out of cavities (Hunt 1996, Bird & Emery 2009a). Why study post-conflict affiliation...

  12. Post-Closure Inspection Letter Report for Corrective Action Units on the Nevada National Security Site

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    Boehleke, R. F.

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter serves as the post-closure inspection letter report for Corrective Action Units (CAUs) on the Nevada National Security Site for calendar year 2013. The inspections identified maintenance and repair is required at the following sites: sign and/or fence repair is necessary at CAUs 113, 137, 139, 140, 143, 262, 370, 371, 372, 374, 476, 478, 529, 542, and 560; animal burrows were identified at CAU 547; and erosion was identified at CAUs 366, 367, 383, 551, and 574. In addition, the following use restrictions were removed during 2013 and will no longer be inspected in 2014: 165, 357, and 528.

  13. Post-Closure Inspection Report for the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, For Calendar Year 2010

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides the results of the annual post-closure inspections conducted at the closed Corrective Action Units (CAUs) located on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Nevada. This report covers calendar year 2010 and includes inspection and repair activities completed at the following seven CAUs: CAU 400: Bomblet Pit and Five Points Landfill (TTR) CAU 407: Roller Coaster RadSafe Area (TTR) CAU 424: Area 3 Landfill Complexes (TTR) CAU 426: Cactus Spring Waste Trenches (TTR) CAU 453: Area 9 UXO Landfill (TTR) CAU 484: Surface Debris, Waste Sites, and Burn Area (TTR) CAU 487: Thunderwell Site (TTR)

  14. Profil de poste Reprsentant de l'IRD en Cte d'Ivoire

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    Profil de poste N°14877 Représentant de l'IRD en Côte d'Ivoire Catégorie A - Directeur de recherche détachement sur un emploi de chercheur1 AFFECTATION STRUCTURELLE Le représentant de l'IRD en Côte d'Ivoire est déléguées. AFFECTATION GEOGRAPHIQUE Le représentant sera affecté à Abidjan (capitale économique de la Côte d'Ivoire

  15. RECONSTRUCTION POST-CONFLIT VIOLENCE ET POLITIQUE EN COTE D'IVOIRE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    RECONSTRUCTION « POST-CONFLIT » VIOLENCE ET POLITIQUE EN COTE D'IVOIRE Richard Banégas* Marquée par plus 10 années de crise politico-militaire, la Côte d'Ivoire semble aujourd'hui renaître de ses cendres redéploiement de l'administration dans les régions du nord jusqu'alors sous contrôle des insurgés va bon train

  16. Optimum design of transverse tendons in post-tensioned slab bridges

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    Aftab, Syed

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    i results in a reduction of prestressing force in each transverse tendon from an ~ initial design of 46. 9 kips (208. 6 kN) to 0. 55 kips (2. 5 kN). Thus, the amount of prestressing steel used in the structure is significantly reduced, resulting... provide the , most effective design by reducing the maximum principal tensile stress from 134. 4 psi (926. 7 kPa) to 74. 5 psi (513. 7 kPa). For a longitudinal post-tensioning force of ' 425 kips (1, 891 kN), 15 transverse tendons result in the most...

  17. Post-Cold War Effects on the Non-proliferation Regime

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    Kessler, Carol E.

    2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This journal article analyzes nuclear and security related events of the past 15 years to illustrate the changes in geopolitics and the shifting balance of power following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Reflection upon these events establishes the context for strengthening the nonproliferation regime. The author concludes that post Soviet communism hastened the movement towards a unipolar system with hegemonic power vested in the United States, and this geopolitical imbalance fostered insecurities and greater threats. Multilateral cooperation and commitment from the US would help this leader achieve its goal of security through increased global confidence in the international system.

  18. Experimental and analytical study of a post-tensioned slab bridge

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    Sripadanna, Narayana Lakshmi

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (Member) James T. . ao (Head of De ment) Harry A. Hogan (Member) May 1992 ABSTRACT Experimental and Analytical Study of a Post-Tensioned Slab Bridge. (May 1992) Narayana Lakshmi Sripadanna, B. S. , Nagarjuna University Chair of Advisory Committee.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Comparison of Experimental and Analytical Live Load Microstrains . . . . 120 Figure 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 LIST OF FIGURES Three-Span Bridge...

  19. Preparation of high temperature superconducting coated wires by dipping and post annealing

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    Provenzano, V.; Singh, A.K.; Imam, M.A.; Tritt, T.M.

    1992-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a process for coating a film on a wire substrate, it comprises: melting a superconducting metal oxide mixture in a crucible to form a melt; coating the substrate with a diffusion barrier; dipping the coated wire substrate into the melt; cooling the coated wire substrate at a rate sufficiently slow to avoid thermal shock and hot cracking; and post-annealing the cooled, coated wire substrate to relieve thermal stresses in the coating, whereupon the superconducting metal-oxide mixture forms a perovskite coating upon the wire substrate.

  20. Post-Newtonian Limits and Gravitational Radiation from the Superstring Effective Action

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    A. A. Kehagias

    1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the gravitational sector of the superstring effective action with axion-matter couplings. The field equations are developed in the post-Newtonian scheme and approximate solutions for a spinning point mass and a cosmic string are presented. Furthermore, assuming vanishing axion mass and vanishing potential for the dilaton, we consider the gravitational radiation in the leading $O(\\alpha'^0)$ order. We find that the total luminosity of a radiative source has monopole and dipole components besides the standard quadrupole one. These components may possibly be checked in binary systems.

  1. The Parameterized Post-Friedmannian Framework for Interacting Dark Energy Theories

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    Skordis, C; Copeland, E J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the most general parametrisation of models of dark energy in the form of a scalar field which is explicitly coupled to dark matter. We follow and extend the Parameterized Post-Friedmannian approach, previously applied to modified gravity theories, in order to include interacting dark energy. We demonstrate its use through a number of worked examples and show how the initially large parameter space of free functions can be significantly reduced and constrained to include only a few non-zero coefficients. This paves the way for a model-independent approach to classify and test interacting dark energy theories.

  2. Hydrologic impacts of a herbicide/fire brush management system on Post Oak Savannah soils

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    Reilley, John Joseph

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 1980 Feb. 1980 + Dec. 1981 565 a 3393 c 3435 c 401 a 723 ab 1176 b 3655 c 688 a 521 a 403 ab 1797 b 763 a 115 a 293 a 1061 6 26!3 b 2091 b 40 a 1 Means followed by the same letter within each attribute are not significantly...) (Member) (Head of Department May 1983 ABSTRACT Hydrologic Impacts of a Herbicide/Fire Brush Management System on Post Oak Savannah Soils. (May 1983) John Joseph Reilley, B. S. , University of Missouri-Columbia Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr . C...

  3. Free US ETDs: The Archived Postings from the FUSE Blog, 2012-2014

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    Clement, Gail

    11/18/2014 Aim of the FUSE Blog | Free US ETDs (FUSE) http://sites.tdl.org/fuse/?p=10 1/4 Aim of the FUSE Blog Posted on December 1, 2012 Free US ETDs (FUSE) is a new scholarly communication blog dedicated to a singular cause: advancing free... to graduate research now works at cross- Free US ETDs (FUSE) Promoting Open Access to American graduate research 11/18/2014 Aim of the FUSE Blog | Free US ETDs (FUSE) http://sites.tdl.org/fuse/?p=10 2/4 3 THOUGHTS ON AIM OF THE FUSE BLOG purposes...

  4. Progress Continues Post-Recovery Act Award at Hanford Site | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of Energy Power Systems Engineering Research and Development (PSEEnergy Progress Continues Post-Recovery

  5. Runoff water quality of reclaimed mine spoil in the post oak savannah of Texas

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    Trouart, Joel Elizabeth

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. R. W. Knight Permanent vegetation plots were established on mixed spoil and topsoiled spoil on a lignite test pit in the post oak savannah of eastern Texas in 1982. Five vegetative treatments were utilized... throughout the project and other committee members Dr. Kirk Brown and Dr. Tom Thurow. Finally I would like to thank Ed Krueger for his patient understanding of what I need out of my life and Mary Lou for her patience in typing and retyping. TABLE OF CO...

  6. LANL selects local small business for post-Recovery Act cleanup contract

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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  7. Orthogonal-state-based cryptography in quantum mechanics and local post-quantum theories

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    S. Arvinda; Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak; R. Srikanth

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In contrast to the well-known quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols, which encode secret bits in non-orthogonal states, orthogonal-state-based protocols for QKD transmit secret bits deterministically. Even though secure, such a protocol cannot be used to transmit a secret message directly, because an eavesdropper is not prevented from learning something about the direct message before being detected. A quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) scheme satisfies this stronger security requirement. In this work, we study the relationship between security in QKD and QSDC. We show that replacing qubit streaming in a QKD scheme by block-encoding of qubits, we can construct a QSDC scheme. This forms the basis for reducing the security of a QSDC scheme to that of aQKD scheme, in the sense that if the latter is secure, then so is the QSDC scheme built on top of it. We refer to this as \\textit{block reduction}. Further, we show that the security of QKD reduces to that of QSDC, in the sense that if a QSDC protocol is secure, then by sending a random key as the direct message, the corresponding QKD protocol is also secure. This procedure we call as \\textit{key reduction}. Finally, we propose an orthogonal-state-based deterministic key distribution (KD) protocol which is secure in some local post-quantum theories. Its security arises neither from geographic splitting of a code state nor from Heisenberg uncertainty, but from post-measurement disturbance.

  8. Retinal and post-retinal contributions to the quantum efficiency of the human eye

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    Gibran Manasseh; Chloe de Balthasar; Bruno Sanguinetti; Enrico Pomarico; Nicolas Gisin; Rolando Grave de Peralta; Sara L. Gonzalez

    2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The retina is one of the best known quantum detectors with rods able to respond to a single photon. However, estimates on the number of photons eliciting conscious perception, based on signal detection theory, are systematically above these values. One possibility is that post-retinal processing significantly contributes to the decrease in the quantum efficiency determined by signal detection. We carried out experiments in humans using controlled sources of light while recording EEG and reaction times. Half of the participants behaved as noisy detectors reporting perception in trials where no light was sent. DN subjects were significantly faster to take decisions. Reaction times significantly increased with the decrease in the number of photons. This trend was reflected in the latency and onset of the EEG responses over frontal and parietal contacts where the first significant differences in latency comparable to differences in reaction time appeared. Delays in latency of neural responses across intensities were observed later over visual areas suggesting that they are due to the time required to reach the decision threshold in decision areas rather than to longer integration times at sensory areas. Our results suggest that post-retinal processing significantly contribute to increase detection noise and thresholds, decreasing the efficiency of the retina brain detector system.

  9. Post-Newtonian approximations in the Ho?ava-Lifshitz gravity with extra U(1) symmetry

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    Kai Lin; Shinji Mukohyama; Anzhong Wang; Tao Zhu

    2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we first propose a universal coupling between the gravity and matter in the framework of the Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz theory of gravity with an extra U(1) symmetry for both the projectable and non-projectable cases. Then, using this universal coupling we study the post-Newtonian approximations and obtain the parameterized post-Newtonian (PPN) parameters in terms of the coupling constants of the theory. Contrary to the previous works in which only two PPN parameters were calculated, we obtain {\\it all} PPN parameters. We then, for the first time in either projectable or non-projectable case, find that all the solar system tests carried out so far are satisfied in a large region of the parameters space. In particular, the same results obtained in general relativity can be easily realized here. A remarkable feature is that the solar system tests impose no constraint on the parameter $\\lambda$ appearing in the kinetic part of the action. As a result, the solar system tests, when combined with the condition for avoidance of strong coupling, do not lead to an upper bound on the energy scale $M_{*}$ that suppresses higher dimensional operators in the theory. This is in sharp contrast to other versions of the HL theory.

  10. Spectral properties of the post-merger gravitational-wave signal from binary neutron stars

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    Kentaro Takami; Luciano Rezzolla; Luca Baiotti

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Extending previous work by a number of authors, we have recently presented a new approach in which the detection of gravitational waves from merging neutron star binaries can be used to determine the equation of state of matter at nuclear density and hence the structure of neutron stars. In particular, after performing a large number of numerical-relativity simulations of binaries with nuclear equations of state, we have found that the post-merger emission is characterized by two distinct and robust spectral features. While the high-frequency peak was already shown to be associated with the oscillations of the hypermassive neutron star produced by the merger and to depend on the equation of state, we have highlighted that the low-frequency peak is related to the merger process and to the total compactness of the stars in the binary. This relation is essentially universal and provides a powerful tool to set tight constraints on the equation of state. We here provide additional information on the extensive analysis performed, illustrating the methods used, the tests considered, and the robustness of the results. We also discuss additional relations that can be deduced when exploring the data and how these correlate with various properties of the binary. Finally, we present a simple mechanical toy model that explains the main spectral features of the post-merger signal and can even reproduce analytically the complex waveforms emitted right after the merger.

  11. Discovery of Large Molecular Gas Reservoirs in Post-Starburst Galaxies

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    French, K Decker; Zabludoff, Ann; Narayanan, Desika; Shirley, Yancy; Walter, Fabian; Smith, John-David; Tremonti, Christy A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Post-starburst (or "E+A") galaxies are characterized by low H$\\alpha$ emission and strong Balmer absorption, suggesting a recent starburst, but little current star formation. Although many of these galaxies show evidence of recent mergers, the mechanism for ending the starburst is not yet understood. To study the fate of the molecular gas, we search for CO (1-0) and (2-1) emission with the IRAM 30m and SMT 10m telescopes in 32 nearby ($0.01post-starburst galaxies drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. We detect CO in 17 (53%). Using CO as a tracer for molecular hydrogen, and a Galactic conversion factor, we obtain molecular gas masses of $M(H_2)=10^{8.6}$-$10^{9.8} M_\\odot$ and molecular gas mass to stellar mass fractions of $\\sim10^{-2}$-$10^{-0.5}$, comparable to those of star-forming galaxies. The large amounts of molecular gas rule out complete gas consumption, expulsion, or starvation as the primary mechanism that ends the starburst in these galaxies. The upper limits on $M(H_2)$ for th...

  12. The post-2015 delivery of universal and sustainable access to infrastructure services. Working Paper

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    Doczi, Julian, Dorr, Tobias; Mason, Nathaniel; Scott, Andrew

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this new working paper, the authors focus specifically on what would be necessary to achieve High Level Panel-style goals and targets for water, energy and transport, if these were to be eventually adopted by world leaders. In all three cases, much of the advocacy - and the proposed High Level Panel goals - have emphasized the need to strive for universal and sustainable access to at least basic levels of services from these sectors. Many of the proposals for post-2015 goals and targets appear ambitious, but what would it take to achieve them? This paper assesses what is needed to achieve goals for universal and sustainable access to infrastructure, specifically water, energy and transport. Using illustrative goals and targets, the paper reviews the development challenges in each sector, and what will be necessary to overcome the barriers to universal and sustainable access to water, energy and transport infrastructure services, in the areas of governance, finance, capacity development and environmental protection. The paper ends with general conclusions about infrastructure in the post-2015 development agenda.

  13. Lessons learnt from post EIS evaluations of national road schemes in Ireland

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    King, E.A., E-mail: kingea@tcd.ie [Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Parson's, Building, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland); O'Malley, V.P. [National Roads Authority, St Martin's House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4 (Ireland)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Irish National Roads Authority (NRA) recently completed over twenty post environmental impact assessment evaluations of noise chapters prepared as part of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for new national road schemes in Ireland. The study focused on a range of issues including a review of noise monitoring procedures, noise prediction methodologies and an assessment of the effectiveness of noise mitigation measures currently in use on national road schemes. This review was carried out taking cognisance of best international practices for noise assessment and methodologies used to mitigate road traffic noise. The primary focus of the study was to assess the actual noise impacts of national road scheme developments and to revise, where necessary, methodologies recommended in the current NRA guidance document describing the treatment of noise on national road schemes. This paper presents a summary of the study and identifies a number of key areas that should be considered prior to the development of future guidance documents. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Presents a post-EIS evaluation of noise assessments for national roads in Ireland. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The effectiveness of some noise mitigation measures is critically evaluated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Issues related to the current EIS noise assessment methodologies are discussed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Implications for alterations to the NRA noise guidelines.

  14. Post-compression of high energy terawatt-level femtosecond pulses and application to high order harmonic generation

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    Hort, Ond?ej; Cabasse, Amlie; Petit, Stphane; Mvel, Eric; Descamps, Dominique; Constant, Eric

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a post-compression of high energy pulses by using optical-field ionization of low pressure helium gas in a guided geometry. We apply this approach to a TW chirped-pulse-amplification based Ti:Sapphire laser chain and show that spectral broadening can be controlled both with the input pulse energy and gas pressure. Under optimized conditions, we generate 10 fs pulses at TW level directly under vacuum and demonstrate a high stability of the post compressed pulse duration. These high energy post-compressed pulses are thereafter used to perform high harmonic generation in a loose focusing geometry. The XUV beam is characterized both spatially and spectrally on a single shot basis and structured continuous XUV spectra are observed.

  15. RCRA/UST, superfund, and EPCRA hotline training module. Introduction to: Closure/post-closure (40 CFR parts 264/265, subpart G) updated as of July 1995

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    NONE

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The module explains the difference between closure and post-closure and lists the types of facilities that are subject to closure/post-closure. It defines the difference between partial and final closure. It specifies who submits a closure plan and when a closure plan must be submitted, listed the steps in the process, states the time frame for submittal and identifies when and how a closure must be amended. It explains the time frame for notification of closure and the deadlines for beginning and completing closure. It specifies which facilities need contingent post-closure plans, lists the elements of post-closure, and cites the requirements. It specifies the conditions and timing for amending a post-closure plan, and states who must certify closure/post-closure.

  16. RCRA, superfund and EPCRA hotline training module. Introduction to: Closure/post-closure (40 cfr parts 264/265, subpart g) updated July 1996

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    NONE

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The module explains the difference between closure and post-closure. It lists the types of facilities that are subject to closure/post-closures and defines the difference between partial and final closure. It specifies who submits a closure plan and when a closure plan must be submitted, lists the steps in the process, and states the time frame for submittal. It identifies when and how a closure must be amended. It explains the time frame for notification of closure and the deadlines for beginning and completing closure. It specifies which facilities need contingent post-closure plans and lists and the elements of post-closure and cites the requirements. It specifies the conditions and timing for amending a post-closure plan and states who must certify closure/post-closure.

  17. Summary of Post Irradiation Examination Results of the AFIP-6 Failure

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    Adam Robinson; Daniel M. Wachs; Francine Rice; Danielle Perez

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AFIP-6 test assembly was irradiated for one cycle in the Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory. The experiment was designed to test two monolithic fuel plates at power and burn-ups which bounded the operating conditions of both ATR and HFIR driver fuel. Both plates contain a solid U-Mo fuel foil with a zirconium diffusion barrier between 6061-aluminum cladding plates bonded by hot isostatic pressing. The experiment was designed with an orifice to restrict the coolant flow in order to obtain prototypic coolant temperature conditions. While these coolant temperatures were obtained, flow restriction resulted in low heat transfer coefficients and the failure of the fuel plates. The results from the post irradiation examinations and some observations of the failure mechanisms are outlined herein.

  18. Post-Remediation Biomonitoring of Pesticides in Marine Waters Near the United Heckathorn Site, Richmond, California

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    Antrim, Liam D.; Kohn, Nancy P.

    2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Marine sediment remediation at the United Heckathorn Superfund Site was completed in April 1997. Water and mussel tissues were sampled in January 1998 from four stations near Lauritzen Canal in Richmond, California, for the first post-remediation monitoring of marine areas near the United Heckathorn Site. Dieldrin and DDT were analyzed in water samples, tissue samples from resident mussels, and tissue samples from transplanted mussels deployed for 4 months. Concentrations of dieldrin and total DDT in water and total DDT in tissue were compared to pre-remediation data available from the California State Mussel Watch program (tissues) and the Ecological Risk Assessment for the United Heckathorn Superfund Site (tissues and water). Biomonitoring results indicated that pesticides were still bioavailable in the water column, and have not been reduced from pre-remediation levels. Annual biomonitoring will continue to assess the effectiveness of remedial actions at the United Heckathorn Site.

  19. Efficient One-Step Electrolytic Recycling of Low-Grade and Post-Consumer Magnesium Scrap

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    Adam C. Powell, IV

    2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc. (abbreviated MOxST, pronounced most) and Boston University (BU) have developed a new low-cost process for recycling post-consumer co-mingled and heavily-oxidized magnesium scrap, and discovered a new chemical mechanism for magnesium separations in the process. The new process, designated MagReGenTM, is very effective in laboratory experiments, and on scale-up promises to be the lowest-cost lowest-energy lowest-impact method for separating magnesium metal from aluminum while recovering oxidized magnesium. MagReGenTM uses as little as one-eighth as much energy as today's methods for recycling magnesium metal from comingled scrap. As such, this technology could play a vital role in recycling automotive non-ferrous metals, particularly as motor vehicle magnesium/aluminum ratios increase in order to reduce vehicle weight and increase efficiency.

  20. Constraint on the post-Newtonian parameter {gamma} on galactic size scales

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    Bolton, Adam S. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Rappaport, Saul; Burles, Scott [Department of Physics and Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We constrain the post-Newtonian gravity parameter {gamma} on kiloparsec scales by comparing the masses of 15 elliptical lensing galaxies from the Sloan Lens ACS Survey as determined in two independent ways. The first method assumes only that Newtonian gravity is correct and is independent of {gamma}, while the second uses gravitational lensing which depends on {gamma}. More specifically, we combine Einstein radii and radial surface-brightness gradient measurements of the lens galaxies with empirical distributions for the mass concentration and velocity anisotropy of elliptical galaxies in the local universe to predict {gamma}-dependent probability distributions for the lens-galaxy velocity dispersions. By comparing with observed velocity dispersions, we derive a maximum-likelihood value of {gamma}=0.98{+-}0.07 (68% confidence). This result is in excellent agreement with the prediction of general relativity that {gamma}=1, which has previously been verified to this accuracy only on solar-system length scales.

  1. Impact of post-event avoidance behavior on commercial facilities sector venues-literature review.

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    Samsa, M. E.; Baldwin, T. E.; Berry, M. S.; Guzowski, L. B.; Martinez-Moyano, I.; Nieves, A. L.; Ramarasad, A. (Decision and Information Sciences)

    2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), focused a great deal of interest and concern on how individual and social perceptions of risk change behavior and subsequently affect commercial sector venues. Argonne conducted a review of the literature to identify studies that quantify the direct and indirect economic consequences of avoidance behaviors that result from terrorist attacks. Despite a growing amount of literature addressing terrorism impacts, relatively little is known about the causal relationships between risk perception, human avoidance behaviors, and the economic effects on commercial venues. Nevertheless, the technical and academic literature does provide some evidence, both directly and by inference, of the level and duration of post-event avoidance behaviors on commercial venues. Key findings are summarized in this Executive Summary. Also included as an appendix is a more detailed summary table of literature findings reproduced from the full report.

  2. Application of Raman spectroscopy to identification and sorting of post-consumer plastics for recycling

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    Sommer, Edward J. (Nashville, TN); Rich, John T. (Lebanon, TN)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high accuracy rapid system for sorting a plurality of waste products by polymer type. The invention involves the application of Raman spectroscopy and complex identification techniques to identify and sort post-consumer plastics for recycling. The invention reads information unique to the molecular structure of the materials to be sorted to identify their chemical compositions and uses rapid high volume sorting techniques to sort them into product streams at commercially viable throughput rates. The system employs a laser diode (20) for irradiating the material sample (10), a spectrograph (50) is used to determine the Raman spectrum of the material sample (10) and a microprocessor based controller (70) is employed to identify the polymer type of the material sample (10).

  3. Post-processing V&V level II ASC milestone (2360) results.

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    Chavez, Elmer; Karelitz, David B.; Brunner, Thomas A.; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Moreland, Kenneth D.; Weirs, V. Gregory; Shead, Timothy M.

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 9/30/2007 ASC Level 2 Post-Processing V&V Milestone (Milestone 2360) contains functionality required by the user community for certain verification and validation tasks. These capabilities include loading of edge and face data on an Exodus mesh, run-time computation of an exact solution to a verification problem, delivery of results data from the server to the client, computation of an integral-based error metric, simultaneous loading of simulation and test data, and comparison of that data using visual and quantitative methods. The capabilities were tested extensively by performing a typical ALEGRA HEDP verification task. In addition, a number of stretch criteria were met including completion of a verification task on a 13 million element mesh.

  4. Post-NEPA environmental investigations at DOE geopressured-geothermal project sites

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    Reed, A.W.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1982, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted follow-up environmental reviews of four US Department of Energy (DOE) geopressured-geothermal design well projects: Dow Parcperdue, Sweet Lake, Gladys McCall and Pleasant Bayou. The reviews determined the implementation and effectiveness of monitoring and mitigation commitments made by DOE in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents prepared for the individual projects. This paper briefly describes post-NEPA environmental investigations at DOE's geopressured-geothermal design well sites and focuses on three environmental problems that were identified and subsequently mitigated by DOE. These were (1) a breech in the brine pit liner and (2) a torn mud pit liner at the Dow Parcperdue well site, and (3) the disposal of potentially hazardous contents of the reserve pit at the Pleasant Bayou well site. The nature of the environmental problems, recommendations for mitigation of each, and remedial actions that were taken are presented.

  5. Comparison Between Self-Force and Post-Newtonian Dynamics: Beyond Circular Orbits

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    Akcay, Sarp; Barack, Leor; Sago, Norichika; Warburton, Niels

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gravitational self-force (GSF) and post-Newtonian (PN) schemes are complementary approximation methods for modelling the dynamics of compact binary systems. Comparison of their results in an overlapping domain of validity provides a crucial test for both methods, and can be used to enhance their accuracy, e.g.\\ via the determination of previously unknown PN parameters. Here, for the first time, we extend such comparisons to noncircular orbits---specifically, to a system of two nonspinning objects in a bound (eccentric) orbit. To enable the comparison we use a certain orbital-averaged quantity $\\langle U \\rangle $ that generalizes Detweiler's redshift invariant. The functional relationship $\\langle U \\rangle(\\Omr,\\Omph)$, where $\\Omr$ and $\\Omph$ are the frequencies of the radial and azimuthal motions, is an invariant characteristic of the conservative dynamics. We compute $\\langle U \\rangle(\\Omr,\\Omph)$ numerically through linear order in the mass ratio $q$, using a GSF code which is based on a frequency-...

  6. Post-Selection Loophole-Free Bell Test over an Installed Optical Fiber Network

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    Carvacho, Gonzalo; Saavedra, Gabriel; Cuevas, lvaro; Fuenzalida, Jorge; Toledo, Felipe; Figueroa, Miguel; Cabello, Adn; Larsson, Jan-ke; Mataloni, Paolo; Lima, Gustavo; Xavier, Guilherme B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Device-independent (DI) quantum communication will require a loophole-free violation of Bell inequalities. In typical scenarios where line-of-sight between the communicating parties is not available, it is convenient to use energy-time entangled photons due to intrinsic robustness while propagating over optical fibers. Here we show an energy-time Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt Bell inequality violation with two parties separated by 3.7 km over the deployed optical fiber network belonging to the University of Concepci\\'on in Chile. Remarkably, this violation is free of the post-selection loophole affecting all previous in-field long-distance energy-time experiments. Our work takes a further step towards a fiber-based loophole-free Bell test, which is highly desired for secure quantum communication due to the widespread existing telecommunication infrastructure.

  7. A Hybrid N-Body Code Incorporating Algorithmic Regularization and Post-Newtonian Forces

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    S. Harfst; A. Gualandris; D. Merritt; S. Mikkola

    2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a novel N-body code designed for simulations of the central regions of galaxies containing massive black holes. The code incorporates Mikkola's 'algorithmic' chain regularization scheme including post-Newtonian terms up to PN2.5 order. Stars moving beyond the chain are advanced using a fourth-order integrator with forces computed on a GRAPE board. Performance tests confirm that the hybrid code achieves better energy conservation, in less elapsed time, than the standard scheme and that it reproduces the orbits of stars tightly bound to the black hole with high precision. The hybrid code is applied to two sample problems: the effect of finite-N gravitational fluctuations on the orbits of the S-stars; and inspiral of an intermediate-mass black hole into the galactic center.

  8. Post-cast EDM method for reducing the thickness of a turbine nozzle wall

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    Jones, Raymond Joseph (Duanesburg, NY); Bojappa, Parvangada Ganapathy (Schenectady, NY); Kirkpatrick, Francis Lawrence (Galway, NY); Schotsch, Margaret Jones (Clifton Park, NY); Rajan, Rajiv (Guilderland, NY); Wei, Bin (Mechanicville, NY)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A post-cast EDM process is used to remove material from the interior surface of a nozzle vane cavity of a turbine. A thin electrode is passed through the cavity between opposite ends of the nozzle vane and displaced along the interior nozzle wall to remove the material along a predetermined path, thus reducing the thickness of the wall between the cavity and the external surface of the nozzle. In another form, an EDM process employing a profile as an electrode is disposed in the cavity and advanced against the wall to remove material from the wall until the final wall thickness is achieved, with the interior wall surface being complementary to the profile surface.

  9. Ex post power economic analysis of record of decision operational restrictions at Glen Canyon Dam.

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    Veselka, T. D.; Poch, L. A.; Palmer, C. S.; Loftin, S.; Osiek, B; Decision and Information Sciences; Western Area Power Administration

    2010-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    On October 9, 1996, Bruce Babbitt, then-Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior signed the Record of Decision (ROD) on operating criteria for the Glen Canyon Dam (GCD). Criteria selected were based on the Modified Low Fluctuating Flow (MLFF) Alternative as described in the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado River Storage Project, Arizona, Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Reclamation 1995). These restrictions reduced the operating flexibility of the hydroelectric power plant and therefore its economic value. The EIS provided impact information to support the ROD, including an analysis of operating criteria alternatives on power system economics. This ex post study reevaluates ROD power economic impacts and compares these results to the economic analysis performed prior (ex ante) to the ROD for the MLFF Alternative. On the basis of the methodology used in the ex ante analysis, anticipated annual economic impacts of the ROD were estimated to range from approximately $15.1 million to $44.2 million in terms of 1991 dollars ($1991). This ex post analysis incorporates historical events that took place between 1997 and 2005, including the evolution of power markets in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council as reflected in market prices for capacity and energy. Prompted by ROD operational restrictions, this analysis also incorporates a decision made by the Western Area Power Administration to modify commitments that it made to its customers. Simulated operations of GCD were based on the premise that hourly production patterns would maximize the economic value of the hydropower resource. On the basis of this assumption, it was estimated that economic impacts were on average $26.3 million in $1991, or $39 million in $2009.

  10. Post-Translational Modifications of Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough Sulfate Reduction Pathway Proteins

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    Gaucher, S.P.; Redding, A.M.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Keasling, J.D.; Singh, A.K.

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent developments in shotgun proteomics have enabled high-throughput studies of a variety of microorganisms at a proteome level and provide experimental validation for predicted open reading frames in the corresponding genome. More importantly, advances in mass spectrometric data analysis now allow mining of large proteomics data sets for the presence of post-translational modifications(PTMs). Although PTMs are a critical aspectof cellular activity, such information eludes cell-wide studies conducted at the transcript level. Here, we analyze several mass spectrometric data sets acquired using two-dimensional liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, 2D-LC/MS/MS, for the sulfate reducing bacterium, Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough. Our searches of the raw spectra led us to discover several post-translationally modified peptides in D. vulgaris. Of these, several peptides containing a lysine with a +42 Da modification were found reproducibly across all data sets. Both acetylation and trimethylation have the same nominal +42 Da mass, and are therefore candidates for this modification. Several spectra were identified having markers for trimethylation, while one is consistent with an acetylation. Surprisingly, these modified peptides predominantly mapped to proteins involved in sulfate respiration. Other highly expressed proteins in D. vulgaris, such as enzymes involved in electron transport and other central metabolic processes, did not contain this modification. Decoy database searches were used to control for random spectrum/sequence matches. Additional validation for these modifications was provided by alternate workflows, for example, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis followed by mass spectrometry analysis of the dissimilatory sulfite reductase gamma-subunit(DsrC) protein. MS data for DsrC in this alternate workflow also contained the +42 Da modification at the same loci. Furthermore, the DsrC homologue in another sulfate reducing bacterium, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20, also showed similar +42 Da modifications in the same pathway. Here, we discuss our methods and implications of potential trimethylation in the D. vulgaris sulfate reduction pathway.

  11. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS OF V455 ANDROMEDAE POST-OUTBURST

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    Szkody, Paula; Mukadam, Anjum S.; Brown, Justin; Funkhouser, Kelsey [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Gnsicke, Boris T. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Henden, Arne [AAVSO, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Sion, Edward M. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 (United States); Townsley, Dean M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Christian, Damian [Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States); Falcon, Ross E. [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Pyrzas, Stylianos, E-mail: szkody@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: anjum@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: boris.gaensicke@warwick.ac.uk, E-mail: arne@aavso.org, E-mail: edward.sion@villanova.edu, E-mail: Dean.M.Townsley@ua.edu, E-mail: damian.christian@csun.edu, E-mail: cylver@astro.as.utexas.edu, E-mail: stylianos.pyrzas@gmail.com [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Avenida Angamos 0619, Antofagasta (Chile)

    2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Hubble Space Telescope spectra obtained in 2010 and 2011, 3 and 4 yr after the large amplitude dwarf nova outburst of V455 And, were combined with optical photometry and spectra to study the cooling of the white dwarf, its spin, and possible pulsation periods after the outburst. The modeling of the ultraviolet (UV) spectra shows that the white dwarf temperature remains ?600 K hotter than its quiescent value at 3 yr post-outburst, and still a few hundred degrees hotter at 4 yr post-outburst. The white dwarf spin at 67.6 s and its second harmonic at 33.8 s are visible in the optical within a month of outburst and are obvious in the later UV observations in the shortest wavelength continuum and the UV emission lines, indicating an origin in high-temperature regions near the accretion curtains. The UV light curves folded on the spin period show a double-humped modulation consistent with two-pole accretion. The optical photometry 2 yr after outburst shows a group of frequencies present at shorter periods (250-263 s) than the periods ascribed to pulsation at quiescence, and these gradually shift toward the quiescent frequencies (300-360 s) as time progresses past outburst. The most surprising result is that the frequencies near this period in the UV data are only prominent in the emission lines, not the UV continuum, implying an origin away from the white dwarf photosphere. Thus, the connection of this group of periods with non-radial pulsations of the white dwarf remains elusive.

  12. Orthogonal-state-based cryptography in quantum mechanics and local post-quantum theories

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    S. Aravinda; Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak; R. Srikanth

    2015-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce the concept of cryptographic reduction, in analogy with a similar concept in computational complexity theory. In this framework, class $A$ of crypto-protocols reduces to protocol class $B$ in a scenario $X$, if for every instance $a$ of $A$, there is an instance $b$ of $B$ and a secure transformation $X$ that reproduces $a$ given $b$, such that the security of $b$ guarantees the security of $a$. Here we employ this reductive framework to study the relationship between security in quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum secure direct communication (QSDC). We show that replacing the streaming of independent qubits in a QKD scheme by block encoding and transmission (permuting the order of particles block by block) of qubits, we can construct a QSDC scheme. This forms the basis for the \\textit{block reduction} from a QSDC class of protocols to a QKD class of protocols, whereby if the latter is secure, then so is the former. Conversely, given a secure QSDC protocol, we can of course construct a secure QKD scheme by transmitting a random key as the direct message. Then the QKD class of protocols is secure, assuming the security of the QSDC class which it is built from. We refer to this method of deduction of security for this class of QKD protocols, as \\textit{key reduction}. Finally, we propose an orthogonal-state-based deterministic key distribution (KD) protocol which is secure in some local post-quantum theories. Its security arises neither from geographic splitting of a code state nor from Heisenberg uncertainty, but from post-measurement disturbance.

  13. Post-Closure Inspection Report for Corrective Action Unit 92: Area 6 Decon Pond Facility

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Post-Closure Inspection Report provides an analysis and summary of inspections for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 92, Area 6 Decon Pond Facility. CAU 92 was closed according to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part B Operational Permit (Nevada Division of Environmental Protection [NDEP], 1995) and the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) of 1996 (FFACO, 1996; as amended January 2007). Closure activities were completed on February 16, 1999, and the Closure Report (U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office, 1999) was approved and a Notice of Completion issued by NDEP on May 11, 1999. CAU 92 consists of two Corrective Action Sites (CASs): CAS 06-04-01, Decon Pad Oil/Water Separator, and CAS 06-05-02, Decontamination Pond (RCRA). Both CASs have use restrictions; however, only CAS 06-05-02 requires post-closure inspections. Visual inspections of the cover and fencing at CAS 06-05-02 are performed quarterly. Additional inspections are conducted if precipitation occurs in excess of 1.28 centimeters (cm) (0.50 inches [in.]) in a 24-hour period. This report covers calendar year 2007. Quarterly site inspections were performed in March, June, September, and December of 2007. All observations indicated the continued integrity of the unit. No issues or concerns were noted, and no corrective actions were necessary. Copies of the inspection checklists and field notes completed during each inspection are included in Appendix A of this report, and photographs taken during the site inspections are included in Appendix B of this report. Two additional inspections were performed after precipitation events that exceeded 1.28 cm (0.50 in.) within a 24-hour period during 2007. No significant changes in site conditions were noted during these inspections, and no corrective actions were necessary. A copy of the inspection checklists and field notes completed during these additional inspections are included in Appendix A. Precipitation records for 2007 are included in Appendix C.

  14. Reference Frames, Gauge Transformations and Gravitomagnetism in the Post-Newtonian Theory of the Lunar Motion

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    Yi Xie; Sergei Kopeikin

    2009-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a set of reference frames for description of the orbital and rotational motion of the Moon. We use a scalar-tensor theory of gravity depending on two parameters of the parametrized post-Newtonian (PPN) formalism and utilize the concepts of the relativistic resolutions on reference frames adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 2000. We assume that the solar system is isolated and space-time is asymptotically flat. The primary reference frame has the origin at the solar-system barycenter (SSB) and spatial axes are going to infinity. The SSB frame is not rotating with respect to distant quasars. The secondary reference frame has the origin at the Earth-Moon barycenter (EMB). The EMB frame is local with its spatial axes spreading out to the orbits of Venus and Mars and not rotating dynamically in the sense that both the Coriolis and centripetal forces acting on a free-falling test particle, moving with respect to the EMB frame, are excluded. Two other local frames, the geocentric (GRF) and the selenocentric (SRF) frames, have the origin at the center of mass of the Earth and Moon respectively. They are both introduced in order to connect the coordinate description of the lunar motion, observer on the Earth, and a retro-reflector on the Moon to the observable quantities which are the proper time and the laser-ranging distance. We solve the gravity field equations and find the metric tensor and the scalar field in all frames. We also derive the post-Newtonian coordinate transformations between the frames and analyze the residual gauge freedom of the solutions of the field equations. We discuss the gravitomagnetic effects in the barycentric equations of the motion of the Moon and argue that they are beyond the current accuracy of lunar laser ranging (LLR) observations.

  15. Plant mixtures and monocultures on topsoiled and nontopsoiled lignite spoil in the Post Oak Savannah of Texas

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    Van Hook, Kevin

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PLANT MIXTURES AND MONOCULTURES ON TOPSOILED AND NONTOPSOILED LIGNITE SPOIL IN THE POST OAK SAVANNAH OF TEXAS A Thesis KEVIN VAN HOOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1984 Major Subject: Range Science PLANT MIXTURES AND MONOCULTURES OiN TOPSOILED AND NONTOPSOILED LIGNITE SPOIL IiN THE POST OAK SAVANNAH OF TEXAS A Thesis by KEVIN VAN HOOK Approved as to style and content by...

  16. Experiencias vividas de las mujeres en la etapa post infarto agudo de miocardio / Lived experiences of women in the after acute myocardial heart attack phase.

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    Buitrago Malaver, Lilia Andrea

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Buitrago Malaver, Lilia Andrea (2010) Experiencias vividas de las mujeres en la etapa post infarto agudo de miocardio / Lived experiences of women in the (more)

  17. 1. A vertical post 2.5-meters high must support a lateral load P = 12 kN at its upper end. Two plans are proposed -a solid wood post and a hollow aluminum tube. (a)

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    Huang, Haimei

    plans are proposed -a solid wood post and a hollow aluminum tube. (a) What is the minimum required is the minimum diameter d2of the aluminum tube if its wall thickness is to be one-eight of the outer diameter and the allowable bending stress in the aluminum is 50Mpa ? (20 points) 2. The composite beam shown in figure below

  18. Home Articles Directions Contact Green Resources & Links The Green Building Gallery Posted by Branden Klayko: Broken Sidewalk.

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    Home Articles Directions Contact Green Resources & Links The Green Building Gallery Posted by Branden Klayko: Broken Sidewalk. The Green Building on East Market Street in the new ly named Nu The Green Building green. The 110-year-old structure is in the running for LEED Platinum certification

  19. SWAP Observations of Post-flare Giant Arches in the Long-Duration 14 October 2014 Solar Eruption

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    West, Matthew J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On 14 October 2014 the Sun Watcher with Active Pixels and Image Processing (SWAP) EUV solar telescope on-board the Project for On-Board Autonomy 2 (PROBA2) spacecraft observed an eruption that led to the formation of perhaps the largest post-eruptive loop system seen in the solar corona in solar cycle 24. The initial eruption occurred at about 18:30 UT on 14 October, behind the East Solar limb, and was observed as a a coronal mass ejection and an M2.2 solar flare. In the 48 hours following the eruption, the associated post-eruptive loops grew to a height of approximately 400000 km (>0.5 solar-radii) at rates between 2-6 km/s. We conclude from our observations of this event that ordinary post-eruptive loops and so-called post-flare giant arches are fundamentally the same and are formed by the same magnetic reconnection mechanism.

  20. CS 6100 Homework 5 In all cases, assume the letter carriers must return to the post office.

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    Allan, Vicki H.

    CS 6100 Homework 5 In all cases, assume the letter carriers must return to the post office. 1. List). Assume the distances are drawn to scale Is there any lie that will increase an agent's utility? Explain the utility of A2 is improved by lying. 4. Consider the diagram to below over pure deals (each person

  1. Changing Ethnic Identities in Post-National Germany: A Study of Turkish-German Literature, Politics, and Society

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    New Hampshire, University of

    1 Changing Ethnic Identities in Post-National Germany: A Study of Turkish-German Literature-Muslim immigrant communities in Germany. Women belonging to highly conservative Muslim families were murdered (The Foreign Bride), which details the practice of trafficking under-age Turkish brides to Germany

  2. Energy Use in California Wholesale Water Operations: Development and Application of a General Energy Post-Processor for California Water

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    Lund, Jay R.

    -i- Energy Use in California Wholesale Water Operations: Development and Application of a General Energy Post-Processor for California Water Management Models By MATTHEW EARL BATES B.S. (California State- Abstract This thesis explores the effects of future water and social conditions on energy consumption

  3. FACULTY/POST-DOC POSITION OPENING AT NANJING UNIVERSITY The College of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Nanjing University

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    Ma, Lena

    FACULTY/POST-DOC POSITION OPENING AT NANJING UNIVERSITY The College of Environmental Science.nju.edu.cn). The State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse is equipped with state-of-the-art equipments. The brand new building in Xianlin campus (see right) provides over 30,000 m2 lab

  4. The Factors Affecting the Location of Foreign Direct Investment by U.S. Companies Pre and Post 9-11

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    Newton, Brent Alexander; Mileski, Joan P.

    2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This research examines the motivational factors that influence the location of U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in a post 9-11 world. Market factors, in the past, have been a dominant motivation in choosing a location for investment. Political...

  5. Post-Doctoral and Graduate Positions Available in Disease Ecology and Integrated Management of Vector-Transmitted Cereal Viruses

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Post-Doctoral and Graduate Positions Available in Disease Ecology and Integrated Management wheat transmitted by the same mite vector, the wheat curl mite. Management of these mite and pathogen as there are no chemical controls options and multiple non-crop species can serve as reservoirs

  6. POST-KYOTO POLICY IMPLICATIONS ON THE ENERGY SYSTEM: A TIAM-FR LONG-TERM PLANNING EXERCISE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    marginal costs, the primary energy consumption and the energy mix. This paper compares global efforts of CO. Keywords CO2 mitigation targets, global energy system, long-term modelling Acknowledgement This researchPOST-KYOTO POLICY IMPLICATIONS ON THE ENERGY SYSTEM: A TIAM-FR LONG-TERM PLANNING EXERCISE Sandrine

  7. Neutral sphingomyelinase inhibition participates to the benefits of N-acetylcysteine treatment in post-myocardial infarction failing heart rats

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    treatment in post- myocardial infarction failing heart rats Christophe ADAMY1,2,9 , Paul MULDER3,4,9 , Lara-MI failing heart rat Key words: chronic heart failure; glutathione; N-acetylcysteine; neutral, we showed that the left ventricle (LV) of human failing heart was depleted in total glutathione by 54

  8. A Simple Method to Generate Side-Chain Derivatives of Regioregular Polythiophene via the GRIM Metathesis and Post-polymerization

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    McCullough, Richard D.

    Metathesis and Post-polymerization Functionalization Lei Zhai, Richard L. Pilston, Karen L. Zaiger by incorporating the desired side chain in the reactive monomer, which is then polymerized by one of several molecular weight polymers or may completely quench polymerization. As an example, our group has reported

  9. POST-CONSTRUCTION AVIAN AND BAT IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE WIND TURBINE IN LEWES, DE

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    POST-CONSTRUCTION AVIAN AND BAT IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE WIND TURBINE-831-1306 In May 2010, a Gamesa G90 2.0 megawatt wind turbine was erected in Lewes, DE through a collaborative Developments, Inc. The turbine was commissioned and began generating electricity in June 2010. The turbine has

  10. International Energy Conference, 19 -21 May 2003 Energy Technologies for post-Kyoto targets in the medium term

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    Aquifers and Hydrocarbon Structures Power & Heat Air Air O2 N2 & O2 CO2 CO2 CO2 Compression & DehydrationInternational Energy Conference, 19 - 21 May 2003 Energy Technologies for post-Kyoto targets in the medium term CO2 Capture & Geological Storage Niels Peter Christensen International Ventures Director

  11. Role of RNA Binding Proteins and Post-Transcriptional Regulation in Response to Environmental Changes in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Juntawong, Piyada

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a CSP similar to NAB1 has not been found in higher plants,plants that over-express epitope-tagged CSPs, characterize the fractionation of the CSPCSP complexes, these proteins may be involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in the plant

  12. [Minor revision--posted 10/3/13 (replaces 12/11/09 edition)] Operating Policy and Procedure

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    Rock, Chris

    and Procedure OP 61.40: Advertising Methods for Construction Services Contracts DATE: October 3, 2013 PURPOSE services contracts, as authorized in Section 08.01, Regents' Rules, Construction Program. REVIEW: This OP of Construction Services Contracts a. Newspaper Posting TTUS Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) or TTU

  13. Honorary Doctorate for Forestry Expert (Posted on 13 February 2012, Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, News and Events)

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    Honorary Doctorate for Forestry Expert (Posted on 13 February 2012, Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, News and Events) Prof Mike Wingfield Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry Wingfield's most important contributions to forestry has been his role as advisor to more than 50 Ph

  14. Tomorrow's cities -the lamp-posts watching every move1 by Jane Wakefield for BBC News2

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    South Bohemia, University of

    the city council is looking to upgrade its23 streetlights to more energy-efficient LED lights - likely in the area. The pilot project will be integrated with the newly built City Operations Centre, where CCTVTomorrow's cities - the lamp-posts watching every move1 by Jane Wakefield for BBC News2 3 Imagine

  15. Oxygen Discharge and Post-Discharge Kinetics Experiments and Modeling for the Electric Oxygen-Iodine Laser System

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    Carroll, David L.

    Oxygen Discharge and Post-Discharge Kinetics Experiments and Modeling for the Electric Oxygen a low-pressure oxygen/helium/nitric oxide discharge. In the electric discharge oxygen-iodine laser (ElectricOIL) the discharge production of atomic oxygen, ozone, and other excited species adds levels

  16. Analysis of Post-Kyoto CO2 Emissions Trading Using Marginal Abatement Curves A. Denny Ellerman and Annelne Decaux

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    Analysis of Post-Kyoto CO2 Emissions Trading Using Marginal Abatement Curves A. Denny Ellerman the advantages of emissions trading. In this paper, the authors derive MACs from EPPA, the MIT Joint Program the benefits of emissions trading in achieving the emission reduction targets implied by the Kyoto Protocol

  17. WEEKLY RAP FOR May 7, 2012 Send your postings for the Weekly RAP to ellen.weiser@alaska.edu

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    Wagner, Diane

    -15; June 25 -29; July 16-20 Free - Solar Energy International, considered the premier energy trainer For more information please go to http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=1001. *2 year post doc. The training will focus on Solar PV grid-direct, Solar PV Battery-Based, Solar Hot Water and Small Wind Power

  18. POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN HIGH ENERGY THEORY GROUP The BNL job link for BNL JOB ID#15942 is

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    Johnson, Peter D.

    POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN HIGH ENERGY THEORY GROUP The BNL job link for BNL JOB ID#15942 is" within the dropdown box -Click on Job ID #15942, "Research Associate, High Energy Theory (6482)" After: https://jobs.bnl.gov/psc/Jobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL The description of BNL Job ID #15942

  19. Help save the Earth (and pay your bills)... Specialist in Earth System Modeling at UC Irvine. Posted March 1, 2004.

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    Zender, Charles

    model simulations at the newly established Earth System Modeling Facility (www System Modeling at UC Irvine. Posted March 1, 2004. The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at UCHelp save the Earth (and pay your bills)... Scientific Programmer Needed! Specialist in Earth

  20. Submitted to HuffingtonPost.com Obama's Iran Nuclear Deadline: A Grand Bargain is Still Possible if Both Sides

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    O'Donnell, Tom

    Submitted to HuffingtonPost.com Obama's Iran Nuclear Deadline: A Grand Bargain is Still Possible Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have promised "crippling" new sanctions will be imposed on Iran by year's end if Iran does not seriously engage in negotiations on its nuclear activities. Tehran clearly

  1. U-PB ZIRCON AND TITANITE AGES OF LATE-TO POST-TECTONIC INTRUSIONS OF THE CORTLANDT-

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    Merguerian, Charles

    U-PB ZIRCON AND TITANITE AGES OF LATE-TO POST-TECTONIC INTRUSIONS OF THE CORTLANDT- BEEMERVILLE, and monzonorite of the Cortlandt Complex 446±2Ma. Titanite from the Beemerville nepheline syenite has yielded.D., Aleinikoff, J.N., Amelin, Yuri; Merguerian, Charles; and Panish, P.T., 2012, U-Pb zircon and titanite ages

  2. 6/10/12 Ultra-sonic nozzle to clean water! 1/2post.jagran.com/Ultrasonic-nozzle-to-clean-water-1321083681

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    Sóbester, András

    that improve our ability to clean while saving on our most important resources, water and energy," Prof Tim6/10/12 Ultra-sonic nozzle to clean water! 1/2post.jagran.com/Ultrasonic-nozzle-to-clean to clean water! Posted on: 1 2 Nov 201 1 , 01 :1 1 PM Like Be the first of « Previous Next » London

  3. Using Ex Post Data to Estimate the Hurdle Rate of Abatement Investments -An Application to the Swedish Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Using Ex Post Data to Estimate the Hurdle Rate of Abatement Investments - An Application to Estimate the Hurdle Rate of Abatement Investments - An Application to the Swedish Pulp and Paper Industry in pollution abatement technology, using ex post data. The method is based on a structural option value model

  4. 3D-Audio Matting, Post-editing and Re-rendering from Field Recordings Emmanuel Gallo1,2, Nicolas Tsingos1 and Guillaume Lemaitre1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    3D-Audio Matting, Post-editing and Re-rendering from Field Recordings Emmanuel Gallo1,2, Nicolas components through time. Right: This high-level representation allows for post-editing and re-rendering the acquired soundscape within generic 3D-audio rendering architectures. Abstract We present a novel approach

  5. LES ECUEILS DE LA WILD COAST (AFRIQUE DU SUD) LA CO-GESTION DES RESERVES NATURELLES DANS UN CONTEXTE POST-APARTHEID

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LES ECUEILS DE LA WILD COAST (AFRIQUE DU SUD) LA CO-GESTION DES RESERVES NATURELLES DANS UN CONTEXTE POST-APARTHEID WILD COAST'S PITFALLS The co-management of nature reserves in a post Mkambati et Silaka. Situées le long de la Wild Coast de l'ex-bantoustan du Transkei, elles s

  6. Proteins, dietary acid load, and calcium and risk of post-menopausal fractures in the E3N French women prospective study.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 Proteins, dietary acid load, and calcium and risk of post-menopausal fractures in the E3N French of osteoporosis, but experimental and epidemiological evidence is mixed. We aimed to determine whether was observed between RNAE and calcium. Conclusions: In this Western population of post-menopausal women

  7. Assessment of LED Technology in Ornamental Post-Top Luminaires (Host Site: Sacramento, CA)

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    Tuenge, Jason R.

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has evaluated four different LED replacements for existing ornamental post-top street lights in Sacramento, California. The project team was composed of the City and its consultant, PNNL (representing the Consortium), and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Product selection was finalized in March 2011, yielding one complete luminaire replacement and three lamp-ballast retrofit kits. Computer simulations, field measurements, and laboratory testing were performed to compare the performance and cost-effectiveness of the LED products relative to the existing luminaire with 100 W high-pressure sodium lamp. After it was confirmed the LED products were not equivalent to HPS in terms of initial photopic illumination, the following parameters were scaled proportionally to enable equitable (albeit hypothetical) comparisons: light output, input wattage, and pricing. Four replacement scenarios were considered for each LED product, incorporating new IES guidance for mesopic multipliers and lumen maintenance extrapolation, but life cycle analysis indicated cost effectiveness was also unacceptable. Although LED efficacy and pricing continue to improve, this project serves as a timely and objective notice that LED technology may not be quite ready yet for such applications.

  8. Post-irradiation Examination of the AGR-1 Experiment: Plans and Preliminary Results

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    Paul Demkowicz

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract The AGR-1 irradiation experiment contains seventy-two individual cylindrical fuel compacts (25 mm long x 12.5 mm diameter) each containing approximately 4100 TRISO-coated uranium oxycarbide fuel particles. The experiment accumulated 620 effective full power days in the Advanced Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory with peak burnups exceeding 19% FIMA. An extensive post-irradiation examination campaign will be performed on the AGR-1 fuel in order to characterize the irradiated fuel properties, assess the in-pile fuel performance in terms of coating integrity and fission metals release, and determine the fission product retention behavior during high temperature accident testing. PIE experiments will include dimensional measurements of fuel and irradiated graphite, burnup measurements, assessment of fission metals release during irradiation, evaluation of coating integrity using the leach-burn-leach technique, microscopic examination of kernel and coating microstructures, and accident testing of the fuel in helium at temperatures up to 1800C. Activities completed to date include opening of the irradiated capsules, measurement of fuel dimensions, and gamma spectrometry of selected fuel compacts.

  9. Simulating variable source problems via post processing of individual particle tallies

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    Bleuel, D.L.; Donahue, R.J.; Ludewigt, B.A.; Vujic, J.

    2000-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Monte Carlo is an extremely powerful method of simulating complex, three dimensional environments without excessive problem simplification. However, it is often time consuming to simulate models in which the source can be highly varied. Similarly difficult are optimization studies involving sources in which many input parameters are variable, such as particle energy, angle, and spatial distribution. Such studies are often approached using brute force methods or intelligent guesswork. One field in which these problems are often encountered is accelerator-driven Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for the treatment of cancers. Solving the reverse problem of determining the best neutron source for optimal BNCT treatment can be accomplished by separating the time-consuming particle-tracking process of a full Monte Carlo simulation from the calculation of the source weighting factors which is typically performed at the beginning of a Monte Carlo simulation. By post-processing these weighting factors on a recorded file of individual particle tally information, the effect of changing source variables can be realized in a matter of seconds, instead of requiring hours or days for additional complete simulations. By intelligent source biasing, any number of different source distributions can be calculated quickly from a single Monte Carlo simulation. The source description can be treated as variable and the effect of changing multiple interdependent source variables on the problem's solution can be determined. Though the focus of this study is on BNCT applications, this procedure may be applicable to any problem that involves a variable source.

  10. Post-merger evolution of a neutron star-black hole binary with neutrino transport

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    Foucart, Francois; Roberts, Luke; Duez, Matthew D; Haas, Roland; Kidder, Lawrence E; Ott, Christian D; Pfeiffer, Harald P; Scheel, Mark A; Szilagyi, Bela

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a first simulation of the post-merger evolution of a black hole-neutron star binary in full general relativity using an energy-integrated general relativistic truncated moment formalism for neutrino transport. We describe our implementation of the moment formalism and important tests of our code, before studying the formation phase of a disk after a black hole-neutron star merger. We use as initial data an existing general relativistic simulation of the merger of a neutron star of 1.4 solar mass with a black hole of 7 solar mass and dimensionless spin a/M=0.8. Comparing with a simpler leakage scheme for the treatment of the neutrinos, we find noticeable differences in the neutron to proton ratio in and around the disk, and in the neutrino luminosity. We find that the electron neutrino luminosity is much lower in the transport simulations, and that the remnant is less neutron-rich. The spatial distribution of the neutrinos is significantly affected by relativistic effects. Over the short timescale e...

  11. Post Common Envelope Binaries from SDSS - III. Seven new orbital periods

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    Rebassa-Mansergas, A; Schreiber, M R; Southworth, J; Schwope, A D; Gomez-Moran, A Nebot; Aungwerojwit, A; Rodrguez-Gil, P; Karamanavis, V; Krumpe, M; Tremou, E; Schwarz, R; Staude, A; Vogel, J

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present follow-up spectroscopy and photometry of 11 post common envelope binary (PCEB) candidates identified from multiple Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectroscopy in an earlier paper. Radial velocity measurements using the \\Lines{Na}{I}{8183.27,8194.81} absorption doublet were performed for nine of these systems and provided measurements of six orbital periods in the range $\\Porb= 2.7-17.4$ h. Three PCEB candidates did not show significant radial velocity variations in the follow-up data, and we discuss the implications for the use of SDSS spectroscopy alone to identify PCEBs. Differential photometry confirmed one of our spectroscopic orbital periods and provided one additional \\Porb measurement. Binary parameters are estimated for the seven objects for which we have measured the orbital period and the radial velocity amplitude of the low-mass companion star, $K_\\mathrm{sec}$. So far, we have published nine SDSS PCEBs orbital periods, all of them $\\Porb1$ day, and that during the common envelope phase...

  12. Post Common Envelope Binaries from SDSS - III. Seven new orbital periods

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    A. Rebassa-Mansergas; B. T. Gaensicke; M. R. Schreiber; J. Southworth; A. D. Schwope; A. Nebot Gomez-Moran; A. Aungwerojwit; P. Rodriguez-Gil; V. Karamanavis; M. Krumpe; E. Tremou; R. Schwarz; A. Staude; J. Vogel

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present follow-up spectroscopy and photometry of 11 post common envelope binary (PCEB) candidates identified from multiple Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectroscopy in an earlier paper. Radial velocity measurements using the \\Lines{Na}{I}{8183.27,8194.81} absorption doublet were performed for nine of these systems and provided measurements of six orbital periods in the range $\\Porb= 2.7-17.4$ h. Three PCEB candidates did not show significant radial velocity variations in the follow-up data, and we discuss the implications for the use of SDSS spectroscopy alone to identify PCEBs. Differential photometry confirmed one of our spectroscopic orbital periods and provided one additional \\Porb measurement. Binary parameters are estimated for the seven objects for which we have measured the orbital period and the radial velocity amplitude of the low-mass companion star, $K_\\mathrm{sec}$. So far, we have published nine SDSS PCEBs orbital periods, all of them $\\Porb1$ day, and that during the common envelope phase the orbital energy of the binary star is maybe less efficiently used to expell the envelope than frequently assumed.

  13. Gravitational waves from inspiralling compact binaries: Energy loss and waveform to second--post-Newtonian order

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    Luc Blanchet; Thibault Damour; Bala R. Iyer

    1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Gravitational waves generated by inspiralling compact binaries are investigated to the second--post-Newtonian (2PN) approximation of general relativity. Using a recently developed 2PN-accurate wave generation formalism, we compute the gravitational waveform and associated energy loss rate from a binary system of point-masses moving on a quasi-circular orbit. The crucial new input is our computation of the 2PN-accurate ``source'' quadrupole moment of the binary. Tails in both the waveform and energy loss rate at infinity are explicitly computed. Gravitational radiation reaction effects on the orbital frequency and phase of the binary are deduced from the energy loss. In the limiting case of a very small mass ratio between the two bodies we recover the results obtained by black hole perturbation methods. We find that finite mass ratio effects are very significant as they increase the 2PN contribution to the phase by up to 52\\%. The results of this paper should be of use when deciphering the signals observed by the future LIGO/VIRGO network of gravitational-wave detectors.

  14. Mixed mode synchronization and network bursting of neurons with post-inhibitory rebound

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    Roman Nagornov; Grigory Osipov; Maxim Komarov; Arkady Pikovsky; Andrey Shilnikov

    2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is focused on the mechanisms of rhythmogenesis and robustness of anti-phase bursting in half-center-oscillators (HCOs) consisting of two reciprocally inhibitory coupled neurons. There is a growing body of experimental evidence that a HCO is a universal building block for larger neural networks, including central pattern generators (CPGs) controlling a variety of locomotion behaviors in spineless animals and mammals. It remains unclear how CPGs achieve the level of robustness and stability observed in nature. There has been a vastly growing consensus in the community of neurophysiologists and computational researchers that some basic structural and functional elements are likely shared by CPGs of both invertebrate and vertebrate animals. In this study we consider several configurations of HCOs including coupled endogenous bursters, tonic spiking, and quiescent neurons, that become network bursters only when coupled by fast inhibitory synapses through the mechanism of post-inhibitory-rebound (PIR). The goal is better understanding the PIR mechanism as a key component for robust anti-phase bursting in generic HCOs

  15. The Bipolar Engines of post-AGB stars: Transient Dynamos and Common Envelopes

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    J. Nordhaus; E. G. Blackman

    2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The physical mechanism(s) responsible for transitioning from a spherical Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) star to an asymmetric post-AGB (pAGB) object is poorly understood. In particular, excess momenta in the outflows of pAGB objects suggest that a binary may be required to supply an additional source of energy and angular momentum. The extraction of rotational energy from the engine is likely fundamental and may be facilitated if a dynamo is operating in the interior. In this regard, single star magnetic outflow models have been proposed as mechanisms for producing and shaping PNe, however these models neglect the back-reaction of the large-scale magnetic field on the flow. Here we present a transient $\\alpha-\\Omega$ dynamo operating in the envelope of an AGB star in (1) an isolated setting and (2) a common envelope in which the secondary is a low-mass companion in-spiraling in the AGB interior. The back reaction of the fields on the shear is included and differential rotation and rotation deplete via turbulent dissipation and Poynting flux. For an isolated star, the shear must be resupplied in order to sufficiently sustain the dynamo. We comment on the energy requirements that convection must satisfy to accomplish this. For the common envelope case, a robust dynamo can result as the companion provides an additional source of energy and angular momentum.

  16. Bit patterned media optimization at 1 Tdot/in{sup 2} by post-annealing

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    Hellwig, Olav; Marinero, Ernesto E.; Kercher, Dan; Hennen, Tyler; McCallum, Andrew; Dobisz, Elizabeth; Wu, Tsai-Wei; Lille, Jeff; Hirano, Toshiki; Ruiz, Ricardo; Grobis, Michael K.; Weller, Dieter; Albrecht, Thomas R. [San Jose Research Center, HGSTA Western Digital Company, 3403 Yerba Buena Rd., San Jose, California 95135 (United States)

    2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the fabrication of 1 Tdot/in{sup 2} bit patterned media with high coercivity (H{sub C}) and narrow intrinsic switching field distribution (iSFD) based on nanoimprint from a master pattern formed by e-beam guided block copolymer assembly onto a carbon hard mask and subsequent pattern transfer via etching into a thin CoCrPt perpendicular anisotropy recording layer. We demonstrate that an additional vacuum annealing step after pattern transfer into the CoCrPt layer and after Carbon hard mask removal not only yields recovery from undesired damage of the island edges, but actually transforms the islands into a magnetically more favorable compositional phase with higher H{sub C}, lower iSFD/H{sub C}, and three-fold increased thermal stability. Energy filtered transmission electron microscopy analysis reveals that the diffusion of Cr from the island cores to the periphery of the islands during post-annealing is responsible for the transformation of the magnetic bits into a more stable state.

  17. Post-Swift Gamma-ray Burst Science and Capabilities Needed to EXIST

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    Grindlay, J E

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The exhilerating results from Swift in its first year of operations have opened a new era of exploration of the high energy universe. The surge to higher redshifts of the Gamma-ray bursts now imaged with increased sensitivity establishes them as viable cosmic probes of the early universe. Wide-field coded aperture imaging with solid-state pixel detectors (Cd-Zn-Te) has been also established as the optimum approach for GRB discovery and location as well as to conduct sensitive full-sky hard X-ray sky surveys. I outline the current and future major science questions likely to dominate the post-Swift era for GRBs and several related disciplines and the mission requirements to tackle these. The EXIST mission, under study for NASA's Black Hole Finder Probe (BHFP) in the Beyond Einstein Program, could achieve these objectives as the Next Generation GRB Mission with `ultimate' sensitivity and wide-field survey capability. Analysis tools for processing Swift/BAT slew data are under development at CfA and will both te...

  18. Observed relationship between CO2-1 and dust emission during post-AGB phase

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    He, J H; Hasegawa, T I; Schmidt, M R

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A CO\\,2-1 line survey is performed toward a sample of 58 high Galactic latitude post-AGB (pAGB) stars. To complement the observations, a compilation of literature CO\\,2-1 line data of known pAGB stars is done. After combining the datasets, CO\\,2-1 line data are available for 133 pAGB stars (about 34 per cent of known pAGB stars) among which 44 are detections. The CO line strengths are compared with infrared dust emission for these pAGB stars by defining a ratio between the integrated CO\\,2-1 line flux and {\\it IRAS} 25\\,mu flux density (CO-IR ratio). The relationship between the CO-IR ratio and the {\\it IRAS} color C23 (defined with the 25 and 60\\,mu flux densities) is called here the CO-IR diagram. The pAGB objects are found to be located between AGB stars and planetary nebulae (PNe), and segregate into three distinctive groups (I, II and III) on the CO-IR diagram. By analyzing their various properties such as chemical types, spectral types, binarity, circumstellar envelope expansion velocities, and pAGB sub...

  19. Post-Closure RCRA Groundwater Monitoring Plan for the 216-S-10 Pond and Ditch

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    Barnett, D BRENT.; Williams, Bruce A.; Chou, Charissa J.; Hartman, Mary J.

    2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this plan is to provide a post-closure groundwater monitoring program for the 216-S-10 Pond and Ditch (S-10) treatment, storage, and/or disposal (TSD) unit. The plan incorporates the sum of knowledge about the potential for groundwater contamination to originate from the S-10, including groundwater monitoring results, hydrogeology, and operational history. The S-10 has not received liquid waste since October 1991. The closure of S-10 has been coordinated with the 200-CS-1 source operable unit in accordance with the Tri-Party Agreement interim milestones M-20-39 and M-15-39C. The S-10 is closely situated among other waste sites of very similar operational histories. The proximity of the S-10 to the other facilities (216-S-17 pond, 216-S-11 Pond, 216-S-5,6 cribs, 216-S-16 ditch and pond, and 216-U-9 ditch) indicate that at least some observed groundwater contamination beneath and downgradient of S-10 could have originated from waste sites other than S-10. Hence, it may not be feasible to strictly discriminate between the contributions of each waste site to groundwater contamination beneath the S-10. A post-closure groundwater monitoring network is proposed that will include the drilling of three new wells to replace wells that have gone dry. When completed, the revised network will meet the intent for groundwater monitoring network under WAC 173-303-645, and enable an improved understanding of groundwater contamination at the S-10. Site-specific sampling constituents are based on the dangerous waste constituents of concern relating to RCRA TSD unit operations (TSD unit constituents) identified in the Part A Permit Application. Thus, a constituent is selected for monitoring if it is: A dangerous waste constituent identified in the Part A Permit Application, or A mobile decomposition product (i.e., nitrate from nitrite) of a Part A constituent, or A reliable indicator of the site-specific contaminants (i.e., specific conductance). Using these criteria, the following constituent list and sampling schedule is proposed: Constituent; Sampling Frequency Site-Specific Parameters; Hexavalent chromium (a); Semiannual Chloride; Semiannual Fluoride; Semiannual Nitrate; Semiannual Nitrite; Semiannual Specific conductance (field)(a); Semiannual Ancillary Parameters; Anions; Annual Alkalinity Annual Metals, (in addition to chromium); Annual pH (field) Semiannual Temperature (field); Semiannual Turbidity (field) Semiannual (a). These constituents will be subject to statistical tests after background is established. It will be necessary to install new monitoring wells and accumulate background data on the groundwater from those wells before statistical comparisons can be made. Until then, the constituents listed above will be evaluated by tracking and trending concentrations in all wells and comparing these results with the corresponding DWS or Hanford Site background concentration for each constituent. If a comparison value (background or DWS) for a constituent is exceeded, DOE will notify Ecology per WAC 173-303-645 (9) (g) requirements (within seven days or a time agreed to between DOE and Ecology).

  20. Reactor Design and Decommissioning - An Overview of International Activities in Post Fukushima Era1 - 12396

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    Devgun, Jas S. [Nuclear Power Technologies, Sargent and Lundy LLC, Chicago, IL (United States); Laraia, Michele [private consultant, formerly from IAEA, Kolonitzgasse 10/2, 1030, Vienna (Austria); Pescatore, Claudio [OECD, Nuclear Energy Agency, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris (France); Dinner, Paul [International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accidents at the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 have not only dampened the nuclear renaissance but have also initiated a re-examination of the design and safety features for the existing and planned nuclear reactors. Even though failures of some of the key site features at Fukushima can be attributed to events that in the past would have been considered as beyond the design basis, the industry as well as the regulatory authorities are analyzing what features, especially passive features, should be designed into the new reactor designs to minimize the potential for catastrophic failures. It is also recognized that since the design of the Fukushima BWR reactors which were commissioned in 1971, many advanced safety features are now a part of the newer reactor designs. As the recovery efforts at the Fukushima site are still underway, decisions with respect to the dismantlement and decommissioning of the damaged reactors and structures have not yet been finalized. As it was with Three Mile Island, it could take several decades for dismantlement, decommissioning and clean up, and the project poses especially tough challenges. Near-term assessments have been issued by several organizations, including the IAEA, the USNRC and others. Results of such investigations will lead to additional improvements in system and site design measures including strengthening of the anti-tsunami defenses, more defense-in-depth features in reactor design, and better response planning and preparation involving reactor sites. The question also arises what would the effect be on the decommissioning scene worldwide, and what would the effect be on the new reactors when they are eventually retired and dismantled. This paper provides an overview of the US and international activities related to recovery and decommissioning including the decommissioning features in the reactor design process and examines these from a new perspective in the post Fukushima -accident era. Accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 have slowed down the nuclear renaissance world-wide and may have accelerated decommissioning either because some countries have decided to halt or reduce nuclear, or because the new safety requirements may reduce life-time extensions. Even in countries such as the UK and France that favor nuclear energy production existing nuclear sites are more likely to be chosen as sites for future NPPs. Even as the site recovery efforts continue at Fukushima and any decommissioning decisions are farther into the future, the accidents have focused attention on the reactor designs in general and specifically on the Fukushima type BWRs. The regulatory authorities in many countries have initiated a re-examination of the design of the systems, structures and components and considerations of the capability of the station to cope with beyond-design basis events. Enhancements to SSCs and site features for the existing reactors and the reactors that will be built will also impact the decommissioning phase activities. The newer reactor designs of today not only have enhanced safety features but also take into consideration the features that will facilitate future decommissioning. Lessons learned from past management and operation of reactors as well as the lessons from decommissioning are incorporated into the new designs. However, in the post-Fukushima era, the emphasis on beyond-design-basis capability may lead to significant changes in SSCs, which eventually will also have impact on the decommissioning phase. Additionally, where some countries decide to phase out the nuclear power, many reactors may enter the decommissioning phase in the coming decade. While the formal updating and expanding of existing guidance documents for accident cleanup and decommissioning would benefit by waiting until the Fukushima project has progressed sufficiently for that experience to be reliably interpreted, the development of structured on-li

  1. POST-SHOCK-REVIVAL EVOLUTION IN THE NEUTRINO-HEATING MECHANISM OF CORE-COLLAPSE SUPERNOVAE

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    Yamamoto, Yu; Yamada, Shoichi [Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Fujimoto, Shin-ichiro [Kumamoto National College of Technology, 2659-2 Suya, Goshi, Kumamoto 861-1102 (Japan); Nagakura, Hiroki [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Oiwake-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform experimental simulations with spherical symmetry and axisymmetry to understand the post-shock-revival evolution of core-collapse supernovae. Assuming that the stalled shock wave is relaunched by neutrino heating and employing the so-called light bulb approximation, we induce shock revival by raising the neutrino luminosity up to the critical value, which is determined by dynamical simulations. A 15 M{sub Sun} progenitor model is employed. We incorporate nuclear network calculations with a consistent equation of state in the simulations to account for the energy release by nuclear reactions and their feedback to hydrodynamics. Varying the shock-relaunch time rather arbitrarily, we investigate the ensuing long-term evolutions systematically, paying particular attention to the explosion energy and nucleosynthetic yields as a function of relaunch time, or equivalently, the accretion rate at shock revival. We study in detail how the diagnostic explosion energy approaches the asymptotic value and which physical processes contribute in what proportions to the explosion energy. Furthermore, we study the dependence of physical processes on the relaunch time and the dimension of dynamics. We find that the contribution of nuclear reactions to the explosion energy is comparable to or greater than that of neutrino heating. In particular, recombinations are dominant over burnings in the contributions of nuclear reactions. Interestingly, one-dimensional (1D) models studied in this paper cannot produce the appropriate explosion energy and nickel mass simultaneously; nickels are overproduced. This problem is resolved in 2D models if the shock is relaunched at 300-400 ms after the bounce.

  2. Evolution of the nanostructure OF VVER-1000 RPV materials under neutron irradiation and post irradiation annealing

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    Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Chernobaeva, A. A. [Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia; Shtrombakh, Ya. [Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia; Erak, D. [Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia; Zabusov, Oleg O. [Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia; Russell, Kaye F [ORNL; Nanstad, Randy K [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high nickel VVER-1000 (15Kh2NMFAA) base metal (1.34 wt% Ni, 0.47% Mn, 0.29% Si and 0.05% Cu), and a high nickel (12Kh2N2MAA) weld metal (1.77 wt% Ni, 0.74% Mn, 0.26% Si and 0.07% Cu) have been characterized by atom probe tomography to determine the changes in the microstructure during neutron irradiation to high fluences. The base metal was studied in the unirradiated condition and after neutron irradiation to fluences between 2.4 and 14.9 x 10{sup 23} m{sup -2} (E > 0.5 MeV), and the weld metal was studied in the unirradiated condition and after neutron irradiation to fluences between 2.4 and 11.5 x 10{sup 23} m{sup -2} (E > 0.5 MeV). High number densities of 2-nm-diameter Ni-, Si- and Mn-enriched nanoclusters were found in the neutron irradiated base and weld metals. No significant copper enrichment was associated with these nanoclusters and no copper-enriched precipitates were observed. The number densities of these nanoclusters correlate with the shifts in the {Delta}T{sub 41 J} ductile-to-brittle transition temperature. These nanoclusters were present after a post irradiOffice of Science (US)C, but had dissolved into the matrix after 24 h at 450 C. Phosphorus, nickel, silicon and to a lesser extent manganese were found to be segregated to the dislocations.

  3. Post-irradiation Examination and Fission Product Inventory Analysis of AGR-1 Irradiation Capsules

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    J M Harp; P D Demkowicz; S A Ploger

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AGR-1 experiment was the first in a series of Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) experiments designed to test TRISO fuel under High Temperature Gas Reactor irradiation conditions. This experiment was irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and is currently undergoing post-irradiation examination (PIE) at INLs Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC). The inventory and distribution of fission products, especially Ag-110m, was assessed and analyzed for all the components of the AGR-1 capsules. This data should help inform the study of fission product migration in coated particle fuel. Gamma spectrometry was used to measure the activity of various different fission products in the different components of the AGR-1 test train. Each capsule contained: 12 fuel compacts, a graphite holder that kept the fuel compacts in place, graphite spacers that were above and below the graphite holders and fuel compacts, gas lines through which a helium neon gas mixture flowed in and out of each capsule, and the stainless steel shell that contained the experiment. Gamma spectrometry results and the experimental techniques used to capture these results will be presented for all the capsule components. The components were assayed to determine the total activity of different fission products present in or on them. These totals are compared to the total expected activity of a particular fission product in the capsule based on predictions from physics simulation. Based on this metric, a significant fraction of the Ag-110m was detected outside the fuel compacts, but the amount varied highly between the 6 capsules. Very small fractions of Cs-137 (<2E-5), Cs-134 (<1e-5), and Eu-154 (<4e-4) were detected outside of the fuel compacts. Additionally, the distribution of select fission products in some of the components including the fuel compacts and the graphite holders were measured and will be discussed.

  4. Post-merger evolution of a neutron star-black hole binary with neutrino transport

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    Francois Foucart; Evan O'Connor; Luke Roberts; Matthew D. Duez; Roland Haas; Lawrence E. Kidder; Christian D. Ott; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Mark A. Scheel; Bela Szilagyi

    2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a first simulation of the post-merger evolution of a black hole-neutron star binary in full general relativity using an energy-integrated general relativistic truncated moment formalism for neutrino transport. We describe our implementation of the moment formalism and important tests of our code, before studying the formation phase of a disk after a black hole-neutron star merger. We use as initial data an existing general relativistic simulation of the merger of a neutron star of 1.4 solar mass with a black hole of 7 solar mass and dimensionless spin a/M=0.8. Comparing with a simpler leakage scheme for the treatment of the neutrinos, we find noticeable differences in the neutron to proton ratio in and around the disk, and in the neutrino luminosity. We find that the electron neutrino luminosity is much lower in the transport simulations, and that the remnant is less neutron-rich. The spatial distribution of the neutrinos is significantly affected by relativistic effects. Over the short timescale evolved, we do not observe purely neutrino-driven outflows. However, a small amount of material (3e-4Msun) is ejected in the polar region during the circularization of the disk. Most of that material is ejected early in the formation of the disk, and is fairly neutron rich. Through r-process nucleosynthesis, that material should produce high-opacity lanthanides in the polar region, and could thus affect the lightcurve of radioactively powered electromagnetic transients. We also show that by the end of the simulation, while the bulk of the disk is neutron-rich, its outer layers have a higher electron fraction. As that material would be the first to be unbound by disk outflows on longer timescales, the changes in Ye experienced during the formation of the disk could have an impact on the nucleosynthesis outputs from neutrino-driven and viscously-driven outflows. [Abridged

  5. Post-closure permit application for the Kerr Hollow Quarry at the Y-12 plant

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    NONE

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Kerr Hollow Quarry (KHQ) is located on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) property at the Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. Until 1992, the primary mission of the Y-12 Plant was the production and fabrication of nuclear weapons components. Activities associated with these functions included production of lithium compounds, recovery of enriched uranium from scrap material, and fabrication of uranium and other materials into finished parts for assemblies. The Kerr Hollow Quarry was used for waste disposal of a variety of materials including water-reactive and shock-sensitive chemicals and compressed gas cylinders. These materials were packaged in various containers and sank under the water in the quarry due to their great weight. Disposal activities were terminated in November, 1988 due to a determination by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation that the quarry was subject to regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1993. Methods of closure for the quarry were reviewed, and actions were initiated to close the quarry in accordance with closure requirements for interim status surface impoundments specified in Tennessee Rules 1200-1-11-.05(7) and 1200-1-11-.05(11). As part of these actions, efforts were made to characterize the physical and chemical nature of wastes that had been disposed of in the quarry, and to remove any containers or debris that were put into the quarry during waste disposal activities. Closure certification reports (Fraser et al. 1993 and Dames and Moore 1993) document closure activities in detail. This report contains the post-closure permit application for the Kerr Hollow Quarry site.

  6. Ionic Liquids: Breakthrough Absorption Technology for Post-Combustion CO{sub 2} Capture

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    Maginn, Edward

    2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report for DE-FC26-07NT43091 ??Ionic Liquids: Breakthrough Absorption Technology for Post-Combustion CO{sub 2} Capture?. A detailed summary is provided of the ionic liquid (IL) discovery process, synthesis and testing results, process / systems modeling, lab-scale operational testing, corrosion testing and commercialization possibilities. The work resulted in the discovery of a new class of ionic liquids (ILs) that efficiently react with CO{sub 2} in a 1:1 stoichiometry with no water present and no increase in viscosity. The enthalpy of reaction was tuned to optimize process economics. The IL was found to have excellent corrosion behavior with and without CO{sub 2} present. In lab-scale tests, the IL was able to effectively remove CO{sub 2} from a simulated flue gas stream, although mass transfer was slower than with aqueous monoethanolamine (MEA) due to higher viscosities. The non-volatile nature of the solvent and its high thermal stability, however, make it an intriguing option. An independent systems analysis indicates that the economics of using the best IL discovered to date (NDIL0157), are at least comparable to ?? and potentially slightly better than -?? the Fluor Econamine FG PlusTM process (DOE Case 12). Further work should be directed at improving mass transfer / lowering viscosity and developing commercial synthesis routes to make these ILs at scale in an inexpensive manner. Demonstration of the process at larger scales is also warranted, as is the exploration of other process configurations that leverage the anhydrous nature of the solvent and its extremely low volatility.

  7. Energy security in the post-Cold War era: Identifying future courses for crises

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    Freund, M.T.; Wise, J.A.; Ulibarri, C.A.; Shaw, B.R.; Seely, H.E.; Roop, J.M.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses US energy security in the post-Cold War era for a conference on energy security jointly sponsored by the Department of Energy and the National Defense University. It examines the evolving nature of energy security based on analysis of past crisis-inducing events and-discusses potentially important geopolitical, environmental, regulatory, and economic developments during the next twenty-five years. The paper steps beyond the traditional economic focus of energy security issues to examine the interplay between fundamental economic and technical drivers on the one hand, and political, environmental, and perceptual phenomena, on the other hand, that can combine to create crises where none were expected. The paper expands on the premise that the recent demise of the Soviet Union and other changing world conditions have created a new set of energy dynamics, and that it is imperative that the United States revise its energy security perspective accordingly. It proceeds by reviewing key factors that comprise the concepts of ``energy security`` and ``energy crisis`` and how they may fit into the new world energy security equation. The study also presents a series of crisis scenarios that could develop during the next twenty-five years, paying particular attention to mechanisms and linked crisis causes and responses. It concludes with a discussion of factors that may serve to warn analysts and decision makers of impending future crises conditions. The crisis scenarios contained in this report should be viewed only as a representative sample of the types of situations that could occur. They serve to illustrate the variety of factors that can coalesce to produce a ``crisis.``

  8. Numerical relativity reaching into post-Newtonian territory: a compact-object binary simulation spanning 350 gravitational-wave cycles

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    Szilagyi, Bela; Buonanno, Alessandra; Taracchini, Andrea; Pfeiffer, Harald P; Scheel, Mark A; Chu, Tony; Kidder, Lawrence E; Pan, Yi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first numerical-relativity simulation of a compact-object binary whose gravitational waveform is long enough to cover the entire frequency band of advanced gravitational-wave detectors, such as LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA, for mass ratio 7 and total mass as low as $45.5\\,M_\\odot$. We find that effective-one-body models, either uncalibrated or calibrated against substantially shorter numerical-relativity waveforms at smaller mass ratios, reproduce our new waveform remarkably well, with a negligible loss in detection rate due to modeling error. In contrast, post-Newtonian inspiral waveforms and existing calibrated phenomenological inspiral-merger-ringdown waveforms display greater disagreement with our new simulation. The disagreement varies substantially depending on the specific post-Newtonian approximant used.

  9. Numerical relativity reaching into post-Newtonian territory: a compact-object binary simulation spanning 350 gravitational-wave cycles

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    Bela Szilagyi; Jonathan Blackman; Alessandra Buonanno; Andrea Taracchini; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Mark A. Scheel; Tony Chu; Lawrence E. Kidder; Yi Pan

    2015-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first numerical-relativity simulation of a compact-object binary whose gravitational waveform is long enough to cover the entire frequency band of advanced gravitational-wave detectors, such as LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA, for mass ratio 7 and total mass as low as $45.5\\,M_\\odot$. We find that effective-one-body models, either uncalibrated or calibrated against substantially shorter numerical-relativity waveforms at smaller mass ratios, reproduce our new waveform remarkably well, with a negligible loss in detection rate due to modeling error. In contrast, post-Newtonian inspiral waveforms and existing calibrated phenomenological inspiral-merger-ringdown waveforms display greater disagreement with our new simulation. The disagreement varies substantially depending on the specific post-Newtonian approximant used.

  10. Effect of Post-Weld Heat Treatment on Creep Rupture Properties of Grade 91 Steel Heavy Section Welds

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    Leijun Li

    2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This project will conduct a systematic metallurgical study on the effect of post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) on the creep rupture properties of P91 heavy section welds. The objective is to develop a technical guide for selecting PWHT parameters, and to predict expected creep-rupture life based on the selection of heat treatment parameters. The project consists of four interdependent tasks: Experimentally and numerically characterize the temperature fields of typical post-weld heat treatment procedures for various weld and joint configurations to be used in Gen IV systems. Characterize the microstructure of various regions, including the weld fusion zone, coarse-grain heat-affected zone, and fine-grain heat affected zone, in the welds that underwent the various welding and PWHT thermal histories. Conduct creep and creep-rupture testing of coupons extracted from actual and physically simulated welds. Establish the relationship among PWHT parameters, thermal histories, microstructure, creep, and creep-rupture properties.

  11. Report for the HWMA/RCRA Post Closure Permit for the INTEC Waste Calcining Facility at the INL Site

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    Idaho Cleanup Project

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Waste Calcining Facility (WCF) is located at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center. In 1998, the WCF was closed under an approved Hazardous Waste Management Act/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (HWMA/RCRA) Closure Plan. Vessels and spaces were grouted and then covered with a concrete cap. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued a final HWMA/RCRA post-closure permit on September 15, 2003, with an effective date of October 16, 2003. This permit sets forth procedural requirements for groundwater characterization and monitoring, maintenance, and inspections of the WCF to ensure continued protection of human health and the environment. The post-closure permit also includes semiannual reporting requirements under Permit Conditions III.H. and I.U. These reporting requirements have been combined into this single semiannual report.

  12. PrePro2004: a data model with pre and post-processor for HEC-HMS

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    Agrawal, Ashish

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and unsteady flow, one-dimensional, water surface profile calculations. Its components ? hydraulic analysis computation model, data storage and management module, and graphics and reports module ? can be accessed through user- friendly GUI (HECRAS, 2002... The tools developed for this thesis can be implemented in such scenarios. 18 CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY The methodology is divided into preprocessing of spatial data, data management, and post-processing of HMS output. Pre-processing includes modules to extract...

  13. IL-1 beta and TNF-alpha upregulate angiotensin II type 1 (AT(1)) receptors on cardiac fibroblasts and are associated with increased AT(1) density in the post-MI heart

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    Gurantz, D; Cowling, R T; Varki, N; Frikovsky, E; Moore, C D; Greenberg, Barry H

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AT 1 density in the post-MI heart Devorah Gurantz a , Randypost-myocardial infarction (MI) cardiac remodeling. The Angnon-myocytes in the post- MI heart. We have shown that pro-

  14. Comparison of risk for pre- and post-remediation of uranium mill tailings from vicinity properties in Monticello, Utah

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    Espegren, M.L.; Pierce, G.A.; Halford, D.K. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN (United States)

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pre- and post-remedial action dose rates were calculated on 101 Monticello, Utah, properties included in the Monticello Vicinity Property Remedial Action Project. Dose rates were calculated using the RESRAD computer code, which indicated that 98% of the effective dose equivalent was contributed by external gamma radiation and radon emanation. Radium concentrations in pCig{sup {minus}1} were averaged for pre- and post-remedial action measurements: point sources were not included in the averages. The volume of the deposit was also used in the dose calculation. In all cases the dose was reduced, and at 77 properties the dose was reduced to 0.30 mSv y{sup {minus}1} (Department of Energy ALARA recommendation). A paired t-test showed a significant reduction (p < 0.05) between the pre- and post-remedial action dose rates. The average cost of remedial action, number of persons per household, number of properties remediated, and the reduction of cancer mortalities through remediation resulted in an approximate cost of $11,000,000 per life saved by remediation of mill tailings. 13 refs., 2 tabs.

  15. Tides and Tidal Capture in post-Main Sequence Binaries: A Period Gap for Planets Around White Dwarfs

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    Nordhaus, J; Ibgui, L; Goodman, J; Burrows, A

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The presence of a close, low-mass companion is thought to play a substantial and perhaps necessary role in shaping post-Asymptotic Giant Branch and Planetary Nebula outflows. During post-main-sequence evolution, radial expansion of the primary star, accompanied by intense winds, can significantly alter the binary orbit via tidal dissipation and mass loss. To investigate this, we couple stellar evolution models (from the zero-age main-sequence through the end of the post-main sequence) to a tidal evolution code. The binary's fate is determined by the initial masses of the primary and the companion, the initial orbit (taken to be circular), and the Reimer's mass-loss parameter. For a range of these parameters, we determine whether the orbit expands due to mass loss or decays due to tidal torques. Where a common envelope phase (CEP) ensues, we estimate the final orbital separation based on the energy required to unbind the envelope. These calculations predict a period gap for planetary companions to white dwarfs...

  16. POST-OPERATIONAL TREATMENT OF RESIDUAL NA COOLLANT IN EBR-2 USING CARBONATION

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    Sherman, S.; Knight, C.

    2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    At the end of 2002, the Experimental Breeder Reactor Two (EBR-II) facility became a U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitted site, and the RCRA permit1 compelled further treatment of the residual sodium in order to convert it into a less reactive chemical form and remove the by-products from the facility, so that a state of RCRA 'closure' for the facility may be achieved (42 U.S.C. 6901-6992k, 2002). In response to this regulatory driver, and in recognition of project budgetary and safety constraints, it was decided to treat the residual sodium in the EBR-II primary and secondary sodium systems using a process known as 'carbonation.' In early EBR-II post-operation documentation, this process is also called 'passivation.' In the carbonation process (Sherman and Henslee, 2005), the system containing residual sodium is flushed with humidified carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). The water vapor in the flush gas reacts with residual sodium to form sodium hydroxide (NaOH), and the CO{sub 2} in the flush gas reacts with the newly formed NaOH to make sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO{sub 3}). Hydrogen gas (H{sub 2}) is produced as a by-product. The chemical reactions occur at the exposed surface of the residual sodium. The NaHCO{sub 3} layer that forms is porous, and humidified carbon dioxide can penetrate the NaHCO{sub 3} layer to continue reacting residual sodium underneath. The rate of reaction is controlled by the thickness of the NaHCO{sub 3} surface layer, the moisture input rate, and the residual sodium exposed surface area. At the end of carbonation, approximately 780 liters of residual sodium in the EBR-II primary tank ({approx}70% of original inventory), and just under 190 liters of residual sodium in the EBR-II secondary sodium system ({approx}50% of original inventory), were converted into NaHCO{sub 3}. No bare surfaces of residual sodium remained after treatment, and all remaining residual sodium deposits are covered by a layer of NaHCO{sub 3}. From a safety standpoint, the inventory of residual sodium in these systems was greatly reduced by using the carbonation process. From a regulatory standpoint, the process was not able to achieve deactivation of all residual sodium, and other more aggressive measures will be needed if the remaining residual sodium must also be deactivated to meet the requirements of the existing environmental permit. This chapter provides a project history and technical summary of the carbonation of EBR-II residual sodium. Options for future treatment are also discussed.

  17. Palatability of post-extraction algal residue as a protein supplement for cattle.

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    Drewery, M. L. [Texas A& M University; Sawyer, J. E. [Texas A& M University; Wickersham, T. A. [Texas A& M University

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Market value of post-extraction algal residue (PEAR) is driven by its ability to compete with commonly fed protein sources; for example cottonseed meal (CSM) and dried distillers grains (DDG). An initial step in evaluating PEAR (20% CP, 59% OM) is to determine palatability when fed as a protein supplement. Accordingly, we evaluated the palatability of PEAR-containing supplements in cattle consuming a basal diet of Bermudagrass (13% CP, 76% NDF). Twelve steers were used in a 12 12 Latin square experiment consisting of 12 4-d periods. Each period included 3-d where steers were fed a test supplement and a 1-d washout where steers were fed DDG. Supplements were formulated with different carrier ingredients (DDG, CSM, or liquid supplement, LS) and different levels of PEAR inclusion (0, 20, 40, and 60% for DDG and CSM and 0, 33, 66, and 100% for LS). Intake and time required for consumption were recorded daily. A significant (P < 0.05) treatment day interaction for g consumed per min (GPM) was observed. This interaction resulted from changing rates of consumption as cattle adapted to supplements. Supplements containing DDG had the greatest rates of consumption (177 187 GPM), followed by CSM supplements (148 166 GPM). Blends including PEAR and LS had slower rates of consumption (58 93 GPM). Supplement formulation significantly (P < 0.05) affected the amount of supplement consumed and time required for complete consumption. Supplements which contained DDG or CSM were consumed in less than 11 min; complete consumption was observed 92 100% of the time. Treatments containing LS required more time for complete consumption (21 33 min) and were finished 77 96% of the time. Our results suggest PEAR can be blended (up to 60%) with existing ingredients utilized in beef rations to create suitable protein supplements. However, PEAR is not palatable when offered alone (complete consumption of 100% PEAR occurred 77.5% of the time and required 31.5 min) or incorporated into LS. Additional research is necessary to determine the impact of PEAR on nutrient utilization in cattle.

  18. AGR-1 Fuel Compact 6-3-2 Post-Irradiation Examination Results

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    Paul demkowicz; jason Harp; Scott Ploger

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Destructive post-irradiation examination was performed on fuel Compact 6-3-2, which was irradiated in the AGR-1 experiment to a final compact average burnup of 11.3% FIMA and a time-average, volume-average temperature of 1070C. The analysis of this compact was focused on characterizing the extent of fission product release from the particles and examining particles to determine the condition of the kernels and coating layers. The work included deconsolidation of the compact and leach-burn-leach analysis, visual inspection and gamma counting of individual particles, measurement of fuel burnup by several methods, metallurgical preparation of selected particles, and examination of particle cross-sections with optical microscopy. A single particle with a defective SiC layer was identified during deconsolidation-leach-burn-leach analysis, which is in agreement with previous measurements showing elevated cesium in the Capsule 6 graphite fuel holder associated with this fuel compact. The fraction of the compact europium inventory released from the particles and retained in the matrix was relatively high (approximately 6E-3), indicating release from intact particle coatings. The Ag-110m inventory in individual particles exhibited a very broad distribution, with some particles retaining =80% of the predicted inventory and others retaining less than 25%. The average degree of Ag-110m retention in 60 gamma counted particles was approximately 50%. This elevated silver release is in agreement with analysis of silver on the Capsule 6 components, which indicated an average release of 38% of the Capsule 6 inventory from the fuel compacts. In spite of the relatively high degree of silver release from the particles, virtually none of the Ag-110m released was found in the compact matrix, and presumably migrated out of the compact and was deposited on the irradiation capsule components. Release of all other fission products from the particles appears to be less than a single particle equivalent inventory. Burnup measurements based on gamma spectrometry of individual particles and mass spectrometry of dissolved fuel kernels were in very good agreement (11.0% and 10.9% FIMA, respectively), and were also in good agreement with measurements based on previous gamma spectrometry measurements of the whole compact (11.0% FIMA) and the predicted burnup based on physics simulations of the AGR-1 irradiation (11.3% FIMA).

  19. Re-Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.; Henderson, Jordan W.; Kora, Angela R.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2nd report on the performance of GSA's sustainably designed buildings. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of measured whole building performance as it compares to GSA and industry baselines. The PNNL research team found the data analysis illuminated strengths and weaknesses of individual buildings as well as the portfolio of buildings. This section includes summary data, observations that cross multiple performance metrics, discussion of lessons learned from this research, and opportunities for future research. The summary of annual data for each of the performance metrics is provided in Table 25. The data represent 1 year of measurements and are not associated with any specific design features or strategies. Where available, multiple years of data were examined and there were minimal significant differences between the years. Individually focused post occupancy evaluation (POEs) would allow for more detailed analysis of the buildings. Examining building performance over multiple years could potentially offer a useful diagnostic tool for identifying building operations that are in need of operational changes. Investigating what the connection is between the building performance and the design intent would offer potential design guidance and possible insight into building operation strategies. The 'aggregate operating cost' metric used in this study represents the costs that were available for developing a comparative industry baseline for office buildings. The costs include water utilities, energy utilities, general maintenance, grounds maintenance, waste and recycling, and janitorial costs. Three of the buildings that cost more than the baseline in Figure 45 have higher maintenance costs than the baseline, and one has higher energy costs. Given the volume of data collected and analyzed for this study, the inevitable request is for a simple answer with respect to sustainably designed building performance. As previously stated, compiling the individual building values into single metrics is not statistically valid given the small number of buildings, but it has been done to provide a cursory view of this portfolio of sustainably designed buildings. For all metrics except recycling cost per rentable square foot and CBE survey response rate, the averaged building performance was better than the baseline for the GSA buildings in this study.

  20. Epileptogenesis, post-stroke epilepsy, treatment, depression, and the importance of quality of life. A review of current research in the medical field

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    Gulstrom, Chase

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the acute phase of stroke: a population- UC Mercedof epilepsy patients. Post-stroke EEG monitoring can allowRegistry of the Canadian Stroke Network. (January 01, 2010).

  1. Measuring retrofit savings in commercial buildings with pre-retrofit utility billing data and post-retrofit sub-metered data

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    Liu, Yue

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methodologies to measure energy and dollar savings resulting from energy conserving retrofits in commercial buildings when both pre-retrofit and post-retrofit monitored data are available at an hourly or daily level have already been developed...

  2. Post Doctoral Positions at University of Cincinnati/Argonne National Laboratory/Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Cape Town

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    Beaucage, Gregory

    Post Doctoral Positions at University of Cincinnati/Argonne National in a project that links Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Cape Town At Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Jan Ilavsky and at Oak

  3. EduCase : an automated lecture video recording, post-processing, and viewing system that utilizes multimodal inputs to provide a dynamic student experience

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    Itani, Sara T

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of EduCase: an inexpensive automated lecture video recording, post-processing, and viewing system. The EduCase recording system consists of three devices, ...

  4. Differential survival and reproduction of mid-western and southeastern eastern wild turkey broodstocks reintroduced into the Post Oak Savannah of Texas

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    Thorne, John Karl

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Objectives of this study were to evaluate differences in survival and reproduction between mid-western and southeastern eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) broomsticks used in restoration efforts in the Post Oak Savannah of Texas...

  5. EFFECTS OF AN ANTIDEPRESSANT DOSE OF KETAMINE ON PREFRONTAL ASPARTATE, GLUTAMINE AND GABA LEVELS IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS: ASSESSING THE POST-INFUSION INTERVAL WITH 1H-MRS

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    IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS: ASSESSING THE POST-INFUSION INTERVAL WITH 1H-MRS Milan Scheidegger1,2 , Alexander Fuchs1 at investigating the neurometabolic changes in the 3-4 hour post-infusion interval when the antidepressant effect by a continuous infusion of 0.25 mg/kg/h over 40 minutes. Single voxel 1 H MRS data were acquired from a volume

  6. Construction of a Post-Irradiated Fuel Examination Shielded Enclosure Facility

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    Michael A. Lehto, Ph.D.; Boyd D. Christensen

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has committed to provide funding to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for new post-irradiation examination (PIE) equipment in support of advanced fuels development. This equipment will allow researchers at the INL to accurately characterize the behavior of experimental test fuels after they are removed from an experimental reactor also located at the INL. The accurate and detailed characterization of the fuel from the reactor, when used in conjunction with computer modeling, will allow DOE to more quickly understand the behavior of the fuel and to guide further development activities consistent with the missions of the INL and DOE. Due to the highly radioactive nature of the specimen samples that will be prepared and analyzed by the PIE equipment, shielded enclosures are required. The shielded cells will be located in the existing Analytical Laboratory (AL) basement (Rooms B-50 and B-51) at the INL Material and Fuels Complex (MFC). AL Rooms B-50 and B-51 will be modified to establish an area where sample containment and shielding will be provided for the analysis of radioactive fuels and materials while providing adequate protection for personnel and the environment. The area is comprised of three separate shielded cells for PIE instrumentation. Each cell contains an atmosphere interface enclosure (AIE) for contamination containment. The shielding will provide a work area consistent with the as-low-as-reasonably-achievable (ALARA) concept, assuming a source term of 10 samples in each of the three shielded areas. Source strength is assumed to be a maximum of 3 Ci at 0.75 MeV gamma for each sample. Each instrument listed below will be installed in an individual shielded enclosure: Shielded electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA) Focused ion beam instrument (FIB) Micro-scale x-ray diffractometer (MXRD). The project is designed and expected to be built incrementally as funds are allocated. The initial phase will be to fund the construction activities, which will include facility modifications and construction of one shielded enclosure. Follow-up activities will be to construct two additional shielded enclosures to complete the suite of three separate but connected remote operated examination areas. Equipment purchases are to be capital procurement spread out over several years on a funded schedule. This paper discusses safety and operational considerations given during the conceptual design phase of the project. The paper considers such things as project material at risk (MAR), new processes and equipment, potential hazards, and the major modification evaluation process to determine if a preliminary Documented Safety Analysis (PDSA) is required. As part of that process, an evaluation was made of the potential hazards with the new project compared to the existing and historical work and associated hazards in the affected facility.

  7. Deep Vadose Zone Treatability Test for the Hanford Central Plateau: Interim Post-Desiccation Monitoring Results, Fiscal Year 2014

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    Truex, Michael J.; Strickland, Christopher E.; Johnson, Christian D.; Johnson, Timothy C.; Clayton, Ray E.; Chronister, Glen B.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over decades of operation, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have released nearly 2 trillion L (450 billion gal.) of liquid into the vadose zone at the Hanford Site. Much of this discharge of liquid waste into the vadose zone occurred in the Central Plateau, a 200 km2 (75 mi2) area that includes approximately 800 waste sites. Some of the inorganic and radionuclide contaminants in the deep vadose zone at the Hanford Site are at depths below the limit of direct exposure pathways, but may need to be remediated to protect groundwater. The Tri-Party Agencies (DOE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State Department of Ecology) established Milestone M 015 50, which directed DOE to submit a treatability test plan for remediation of technetium-99 (Tc-99) and uranium in the deep vadose zone. These contaminants are mobile in the subsurface environment and have been detected at high concentrations deep in the vadose zone, and at some locations have reached groundwater. Testing technologies for remediating Tc-99 and uranium will also provide information relevant for remediating other contaminants in the vadose zone. A field test of desiccation is being conducted as an element of the DOE test plan published in March 2008 to meet Milestone M 015 50. The active desiccation portion of the test has been completed. Monitoring data have been collected at the field test site during the post-desiccation period and are reported herein. This is an interim data summary report that includes about 3 years of post-desiccation monitoring data. The DOE field test plan proscribes a total of 5 years of post-desiccation monitoring.

  8. Relativistic formulation of coordinate light time, Doppler and astrometric observables up to the second post-Minkowskian order

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    A. Hees; S. Bertone; C. Le Poncin-Lafitte

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Given the extreme accuracy of modern space science, a precise relativistic modeling of observations is required. In particular, it is important to describe properly light propagation through the Solar System. For two decades, several modeling efforts based on the solution of the null geodesic equations have been proposed but they are mainly valid only for the first order Post-Newtonian approximation. However, with the increasing precision of ongoing space missions as Gaia, GAME, BepiColombo, JUNO or JUICE, we know that some corrections up to the second order have to be taken into account for future experiments. We present a procedure to compute the relativistic coordinate time delay, Doppler and astrometric observables avoiding the integration of the null geodesic equation. This is possible using the Time Transfer Function formalism, a powerful tool providing key quantities such as the time of flight of a light signal between two point-events and the tangent vector to its null-geodesic. Indeed we show how to compute the Time Transfer Functions and their derivatives (and thus range, Doppler and astrometric observables) up to the second post-Minkowskian order. We express these quantities as quadratures of some functions that depend only on the metric and its derivatives evaluated along a Minkowskian straight line. This method is particularly well adapted for numerical estimations. As an illustration, we provide explicit expressions in static and spherically symmetric space-time up to second post-Minkowskian order. Then we give the order of magnitude of these corrections for the range/Doppler on the BepiColombo mission and for astrometry in a GAME-like observation.

  9. Non-radial instabilities of isothermal Bondi accretion with a shock: vortical-acoustic cycle vs post-shock acceleration

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    T. Foglizzo

    2002-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The linear stability of isothermal Bondi accretion with a shock is studied analytically in the asymptotic limit of high incident Mach number M_1. The flow is unstable with respect to radial perturbations as expected by Nakayama (1993), due to post-shock acceleration. Its growth time scales like the advection time from the shock r_sh to the sonic point r_son. The growth rate of non-radial perturbations l=1 is higher by a factor M_1^{2/3}, and is therefore intermediate between the advection and acoustic frequencies. Besides these instabilities based on post-shock acceleration, our study revealed another generic mechanism based on the cycle of acoustic and vortical perturbations between the shock and the sonic radius, independently of the sign of post-shock acceleration. The vortical-acoustic instability is fundamentally non-radial. It is fed by the efficient excitation of vorticity waves by the isothermal shock perturbed by acoustic waves. The growth rate exceeds the advection rate by a factor log M_1. Unstable modes cover a wide range of frequencies from the fundamental acoustic frequency ~c/r_sh up to a cut-off ~c/r_son associated with the sonic radius. The highest growth rate is reached for l=1 modes near the cut-off. The additional cycle of acoustic waves between the shock and the sonic radius is responsible for variations of the growth rate by a factor up to 3 depending on its phase relative to the vortical-acoustic cycle. The instability also exists, with a similar growth rate, below the fundamental acoustic frequency down to the advection frequency, as vorticity waves are efficiently coupled to the region of pseudosound. These results open new perspectives to address the stability of shocked accretion flows.

  10. Validation of a Score Predicting Post-Treatment Ambulatory Status After Radiotherapy for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

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    Rades, Dirk, E-mail: Rades.Dirk@gmx.ne [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck (Germany); Douglas, Sarah; Huttenlocher, Stefan [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck (Germany); Rudat, Volker [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saad Specialist Hospital, Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia); Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany); Veninga, Theo [Department of Radiotherapy, Dr. Bernard Verbeeten Institute, Tilburg (Netherlands); Stalpers, Lukas J.A. [Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Basic, Hiba [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Karstens, Johann H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical School Hannover (Germany); Hoskin, Peter J. [Department of Clinical Oncology, Mount Vernon Cancer Center, Northwood (United Kingdom); Adamietz, Irenaeus A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany); Schild, Steven E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona (United States)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: A score predicting post-radiotherapy (RT) ambulatory status was developed based on 2,096 retrospectively evaluated metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) patients. This study aimed to validate the score in a prospective series. Methods and Materials: The score included five factors associated with post-RT ambulatory status: tumor type, interval tumor diagnosis to MSCC, visceral metastases, pre-RT motor function, time developing motor deficits. Patients were divided into five groups: 21-28, 29-31, 32-34, 35-37, 38-44 points. In this study, 653 prospectively followed patients were divided into the same groups. Furthermore, the number of prognostic groups was reduced from five to three (21-28, 29-37, 38-44 points). Post-RT ambulatory rates from this series were compared with the retrospective series. Additionally, this series was compared with 104 patients receiving decompressive surgery plus RT (41 laminectomy, 63 laminectomy plus stabilization of vertebrae). Results: In this study, post-RT ambulatory rates were 10.6% (21-28 points), 43.5% (29-31 points), 71.0% (32-34 points), 89.5% (35-37 points), and 98.5% (38-44 points). Ambulatory rates from the retrospective study were 6.2%, 43.5%, 70.0%, 86.1%, and 98.7%. After regrouping, ambulatory rates were 10.6% (21-28 points), 70.9% (29-37 points), and 98.5% (38-44 points) in this series, and 6.2%, 68.4%, and 98.7% in the retrospective series. Ambulatory rates were 0%, 62.5%, and 90.9% in the laminectomy plus RT group, and 14.3%, 83.9%, and 100% in the laminectomy + stabilization plus RT group. Conclusions: Ambulatory rates in the different groups in this study were similar to those in the retrospective study demonstrating the validity of the score. Using only three groups is simplier for clinical routine.

  11. Genetic variation in post-epidemic and pre-epidemic live oak populations subject to oak wilt

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    Bellamy, Brenda Kay

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    when challenged by the oak wilt pathogen. White oaks are known to be more resistant to oak Journal used for style and format is Phytopathology. wilt, and rarely die from the disease, presumably due to differences in anatomy and/or responses... in an effort to characterize the genetic variation present in both pre- epidemic and post-epidemic live oak populations (Q. s 11 d/ Q ml Oaks: The Sub-Genus {}uestion Considerable controversy exists with respect to t y of th g g . 0 f th significant...

  12. In-situ monitoring of surface post-processing in large aperture fused silica optics with Optical Coherence Tomography

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    Guss, G M; Bass, I l; Hackel, R P; Mailhiot, C; Demos, S G

    2008-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical Coherence Tomography is explored as a method to image laser-damage sites located on the surface of large aperture fused silica optics during post-processing via CO{sub 2} laser ablation. The signal analysis for image acquisition was adapted to meet the sensitivity requirements for this application. A long-working distance geometry was employed to allow imaging through the opposite surface of the 5-cm thick optic. The experimental results demonstrate the potential of OCT for remote monitoring of transparent material processing applications.

  13. THE EFFECT OF POST-IRRADATION ANNEALING ON STACKING FAULT TETRAHEDRA IN NEUTRON-IRRADIATED OFHC COPPER

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    Edwards, Danny J.; Singh, Bachu N.; Eldrup, M.

    2003-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Two irradiation experiments have been completed wherein two sets of tensile specimens of OFHC copper were irradiated with fission neutrons, one set at 200 degrees C and the other at 250 degrees C. Post-irradiation annealing in vacuum was then used to evaluate the change in the defect microstructure, including vacancy-type SFT, voids, and dislocation loops. Individual samples within each set were given one annealing exposure at 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, or 550 degrees C for 2 hours. The fine-scale defect microstructure was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to compare the defect size and spatial distribution at each annealing temperature and reference the results to that measured in the as-irradiated condition. Based on the change in the SFT size distributions, post-irradiation annealing led to a preferential removal of the smaller sized SFT, but did not lead to a general coarsening as might be expected from an Oswald ripening scenario. The issue of whether the SFT produced during irradiation are all structurally perfect is still being investigated at the time of this report, however, the images of the SFT appeared more perfect after annealing at 300 degrees C and higher. Further analysis is being performed to determine whether intermediate stages of SFT formation exist in the as-irradiated condition.

  14. LUMINOUS AND VARIABLE STARS IN M31 AND M33. I. THE WARM HYPERGIANTS AND POST-RED SUPERGIANT EVOLUTION

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    Humphreys, Roberta M.; Davidson, Kris; Grammer, Skyler; Kneeland, Nathan [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, 116 Church Street SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Martin, John C. [University of Illinois, Springfield, IL (United States); Weis, Kerstin; Burggraf, Birgitta, E-mail: roberta@umn.edu [Astronomical Institute, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany)

    2013-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The progenitors of Type IIP supernovae (SNe) have an apparent upper limit to their initial masses of about 20 M{sub Sun }, suggesting that the most massive red supergiants evolve to warmer temperatures before their terminal explosion. But very few post-red supergiants are known. We have identified a small group of luminous stars in M31 and M33 that are candidates for post-red supergiant evolution. These stars have A-F-type supergiant absorption line spectra and strong hydrogen emission. Their spectra are also distinguished by the Ca II triplet and [Ca II] doublet in emission formed in a low-density circumstellar environment. They all have significant near- and mid-infrared excess radiation due to free-free emission and thermal emission from dust. We estimate the amount of mass they have shed and discuss their wind parameters and mass loss rates, which range from a few Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} to 10{sup -4} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}. On an H-R diagram, these stars will overlap the region of the luminous blue variables (LBVs) at maximum light; however, the warm hypergiants are not LBVs. Their non-spherical winds are not optically thick, and they have not exhibited any significant variability. We suggest, however, that the warm hypergiants may be the progenitors of the ''less luminous'' LBVs such as R71 and even SN1987A.

  15. The Post-Shock Chemical Lifetimes of Outflow Tracers and a Possible New Mechanism to Produce Water Ice Mantles

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    Bergin, E A; Neufeld, D A; Bergin, Edwin A.; Melnick, Gary J.; Neufeld, David A.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used a coupled time-dependent chemical and dynamical model to investigate the lifetime of the chemical legacy left in the wake of C-type shocks. We concentrate this study on the chemistry of H2O and O2, two molecules which are predicted to have abundances that are significantly affected in shock-heated gas. Two models are presented: (1) a three-stage model of pre-shock, shocked, and post-shock gas; and (2) a Monte-Carlo cloud simulation where we explore the effects of stochastic shock activity on molecular gas over a cloud lifetime. In agreement with previous studies, we find that shock velocities in excess of 10 km s^-1 are required to convert all of the oxygen not locked in CO into H2O before the gas has an opportunity to cool. For pure gas-phase models the lifetime of the high water abundances, or ``H2O legacy'', in the post-shock gas is 4 - 7 x 10^5 years. Through the Monte Carlo cloud simulation we demonstrate that the time-average abundance of H2O is a sensitive function of the frequency of shoc...

  16. Magnetic-Driven Winds from Post-AGB Stars: Solutions for High Speed Winds and Extreme Collimation

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    Guillermo Garcia-Segura; Jose Alberto Lopez; Jose Franco

    2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper explores the effects of post-AGB winds driven solely by magnetic pressure from the stellar surface. It is found that winds can reach high speeds under this assumption, and lead to the formation of highly collimated proto-planetary nebulae. Bipolar knotty jets with periodic features and constant velocity are well reproduced by the models. Several wind models with terminal velocities from a few tens of $\\kms$ up to $10^3$ $\\kms$ are calculated, yielding outflows with linear momenta in the range $10^{36}-10^{40} \\gcms$, and kinetic energies in the range $10^{42}-10^{47} $ erg. These results are in accord with recent observations of proto-planetary nebulae that have pointed out serious energy and momentum deficits if radiation pressure is considered as the only driver for these outflows. Our models strengthen the notion that the large mass-loss rates of post-AGB stars, together with the short transition times from the late AGB to the planetary nebula stage, could be directly linked with the generation of strong magnetic fields during this transition stage.

  17. Hybrid Membrane/Absorption Process for Post-combustion CO2 Capture

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    Li, Shiguang; Shou, S.; Pyrzynski, Travis; Makkuni, Ajay; Meyer, Howard

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes scientific/technical progress made for bench-scale membrane contactor technology for post-combustion CO2 capture from DOE Contract No. DE-FE-0004787. Budget Period 1 (BP1) membrane absorber, Budget Period 2 (BP2) membrane desorber and Budget Period 3 (BP3) integrated system and field testing studies have been completed successfully and met or exceeded the technical targets (? 90% CO2 removal and CO2 purity of 97% in one membrane stage). Significant breakthroughs are summarized below: BP1 research: The feasibility of utilizing the poly (ether ether ketone), PEEK, based hollow fiber contractor (HFC) in combination with chemical solvents to separate and capture at least 90% of the CO2 from simulated flue gases has been successfully established. Excellent progress has been made as we have achieved the BP1 goal: ? 1,000 membrane intrinsic CO2 permeance, ? 90% CO2 removal in one stage, ? 2 psi gas side pressure drop, and ? 1 (sec)-1 mass transfer coefficient. Initial test results also show that the CO2 capture performance, using activated Methyl Diethanol Amine (aMDEA) solvent, was not affected by flue gas contaminants O2 (~3%), NO2 (66 ppmv), and SO2 (145 ppmv). BP2 research: The feasibility of utilizing the PEEK HFC for CO2-loaded solvent regeneration has been successfully established High CO2 stripping flux, one order of magnitude higher than CO2 absorption flux, have been achieved. Refined economic evaluation based on BP1 membrane absorber and BP2 membrane desorber laboratory test data indicate that the CO2 capture costs are 36% lower than DOEs benchmark amine absorption technology. BP3 research: A bench-scale system utilizing a membrane absorber and desorber was integrated into a continuous CO2 capture process using contactors containing 10 to 20 ft2 of membrane area. The integrated process operation was stable through a 100-hour laboratory test, utilizing a simulated flue gas stream. Greater than 90% CO2 capture combined with 97% CO2 product purity was achieved throughout the test. Membrane contactor modules have been scaled from bench scale 2-inch diameter by 12-inch long (20 ft2 membrane surface area) modules to 4-inch diameter by 60-inch long pilot scale modules (165 ft2 membrane surface area). Pilot scale modules were tested in an integrated absorption/regeneration system for CO2 capture field tests at a coal-fired power plant (Midwest Generations Will County Station located in Romeoville, IL). Absorption and regeneration contactors were constructed utilizing high performance super-hydrophobic, nano-porous PEEK membranes with CO2 gas permeance of 2,000 GPU and a 1,000 GPU, respectively. Field tests using aMDEA solvent achieved greater than 90% CO2 removal in a single stage. The absorption mass transfer coefficient was 1.2 (sec)-1, exceeding the initial target of 1.0 (sec)-1. This mass transfer coefficient is over one order of magnitude greater than that of conventional gas/liquid contacting equipment. The economic evaluation based on field tests data indicates that the CO2 capture cost associated with membrane contactor technology is $54.69 (Yr 2011$)/tonne of CO2 captured when using aMDEA as a solvent. It is projected that the DOEs 2025 cost goal of $40 (Yr 2011$)/tonne of CO2 captured can be met by decreasing membrane module cost and by utilizing advanced CO2 capture solvents. In the second stage of the field test, an advanced solvent, Hitachis H3-1 was utilized. The use of H3-1 solvent increased mass transfer coefficient by 17% as compared to aMDEA solvent. The high mass transfer coefficient of H3-1 solvent combined with much more favorable solvent regeneration requirements, indicate that the projected savings achievable with membrane contactor process can be further improved. H3-1 solvent will be used in the next pilot-scale development phase. The integrated absorption/regeneration process design and high performance membrane contactors developed in the current bench-scale program will be used as the base technology for future pilot-scale development.

  18. Addendum to the post-closure permit application for the Bear Creek hydrogeologic regime at the Y-12 plant: Walk-in pits

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    NONE

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In June 1987, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Closure/Post-Closure Plan for the Bear Creek Burial Grounds (BCBG) located at the Y-12 Plant on the Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for review and approval.The Closure Plan has been modified and revised several times. This document is an addendum to the Post-Closure Permit Application submitted to TDEC in June, 1994. This addendum contains information on the Walk-In Pits of the BCBG which is meant to supplement the information provided in the Post-Closure Permit Application submitted for the BCBG. This document is not intended to be a stand-alone document.

  19. On Titanium Carbide Nanoparticles as the Origin of the 21 Micron Emission Feature in Post-Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars

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    Aigen Li

    2003-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Titanium carbide (TiC) nanocrystals were recently proposed as the carrier of the mysterious 21$\\mum$ emission feature observed in post-asymptotic giant branch stars, based on their close spectral match and the presolar nature of meteoritic TiC nanograins (which reveals their stellar ejecta origin). But we show in this {\\it Letter} that the Kramers-Kronig dispersion relations, which relate the wavelength-integrated extinction cross section to the total dust mass, would impose a lower bound on the TiC mass. This Kramers-Kronig lower limit exceeds the maximum available TiC mass by a factor of at least $\\simali$50, independent of the absolute value of the ultraviolet/visible absorptivity of nano TiC. The TiC model is therefore readily ruled out by the Kramers-Kronig physical principle.

  20. Chemical post-treatment and thermoelectric properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxylthiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) thin films

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    Luo, Jinji, E-mail: jinji.luo@zfm.tu-chemnitz.de; Blaudeck, Thomas [Center for Microtechnologies, Technische Universitt Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Str. 70, Chemnitz D-09107 (Germany); Billep, Detlef; Otto, Thomas [Fraunhofer Institute for Electro Nano Systems (ENAS), Technologie-Campus 3, Chemnitz D-09107 (Germany); Sheremet, Evgeniya; Rodriguez, Raul D.; Zahn, Dietrich R. T. [Semiconductor Physics, Technische Universitt Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Str. 70, Chemnitz D-09107 (Germany); Toader, Marius; Hietschold, Michael [Solid Surfaces Analysis, Technische Universitt Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Str. 70, Chemnitz D-09107 (Germany); Gessner, Thomas [Center for Microtechnologies, Technische Universitt Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Str. 70, Chemnitz D-09107 (Germany); Fraunhofer Institute for Electro Nano Systems (ENAS), Technologie-Campus 3, Chemnitz D-09107 (Germany)

    2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the modification of the thermoelectric properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxylthiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) thin films by means of a simple post treatment of the solid thin films realized by drop-coating. We show that the organic polar solvents, dimethyl sulfoxide and ethylene glycol as secondary dopants for PEDOT:PSS, only affect the film morphology for which a high electrical conductivity is observed. In contrast, ethanolamine (MEA) and ammonia solutions are reduction agents that improve the density of PEDOT chains in the reduced forms (polaron and neutral states), resulting in the trade-off between Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity. Furthermore, we show that the nature of amines determines the reduction degree: the nitrogen lone pair electrons in MEA are easier to be donated than those in ammonia solution and will therefore neutralize the PEDOT chains.

  1. EIS-0473: W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project (PCCS), Fort Bend County, TX

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to provide financial assistance for a project proposed by NRG Energy, Inc (NRG). DOE selected NRGs proposed W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project for a financial assistance award through a competitive process under the Clean Coal Power Initiative Program. NRG would design, construct and operate a commercial-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) capture facility at its existing W.A. Parish Generating Station in Fort Bend County, Texas; deliver the CO2 via a new pipeline to the existing West Ranch oil field in Jackson County, Texas, for use in enhanced oil recovery operations; and demonstrate monitoring techniques to verify the permanence of geologic CO2 storage.

  2. Post-Closure Monitoring Report for Corrective Action Unit 339: Area 12 Fleet Operations Steam Cleaning Effluent Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    K. B. Campbell

    2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Area 12 Fleet Operations Steam Cleaning Effluent site is located in the southeastern portion of the Area 12 Camp at the Nevada Test Site. This site is identified in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (1996) as Corrective Action Site (CAS) 12-19-01 and is the only CAS assigned to Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 339. Post-closure sampling and inspection of the site were completed on March 27, 2002. Post-closure monitoring activities were scheduled biennially (every two years) in the Post-Closure Monitoring Plan provided in the Closure Report for CAU 339: Area 12 Fleet Operations Steam Cleaning Effluent, Nevada Test Site (U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office [DOEN], 1997). A baseline for the site was established by sampling in 1997. Based on the recommendations from the 1999 post-closure monitoring report (DOE/NV, 1999), samples were collected in 2000, earlier than originally proposed, because the 1999 sample results did not provide the expected decrease in total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentrations at the site. Sampling results from 2000 (DOE/NV, 2000) and 2001 (DOE/NV, 2001) revealed favorable conditions for natural degradation at the CAU 339 site, but because of differing sample methods and heterogeneity of the soil, data results from 2000 and later were not directly correlated with previous results. Post-closure monitoring activities for 2002 consisted of the following: (1) Soil sample collection from three undisturbed plots (Plots A, B, and C, Figure 2). (2) Sample analysis for TPH as oil and bio-characterization parameters (Comparative Enumeration Assay [CEA] and Standard Nutrient Panel [SNP]). (3) Site inspection to evaluate the condition of the fencing and signs. (4) Preparation and submittal of the Post-Closure Monitoring Report.

  3. EVOLUTION OF POST-IMPACT REMNANT HELIUM STARS IN TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA REMNANTS WITHIN THE SINGLE-DEGENERATE SCENARIO

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    Pan, Kuo-Chuan; Ricker, Paul M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Taam, Ronald E., E-mail: kpan2@illinois.edu, E-mail: pmricker@illinois.edu, E-mail: r-taam@northwestern.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)

    2013-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The progenitor systems of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) are still under debate. Based on recent hydrodynamics simulations, non-degenerate companions in the single-degenerate scenario (SDS) should survive the supernova (SN) impact. One way to distinguish between the SDS and the double-degenerate scenario is to search for the post-impact remnant stars (PIRSs) in SN Ia remnants. Using a technique that combines multi-dimensional hydrodynamics simulations with one-dimensional stellar evolution simulations, we have examined the post-impact evolution of helium-rich binary companions in the SDS. It is found that these helium-rich PIRSs (He PIRSs) dramatically expand and evolve to a luminous phase (L {approx} 10{sup 4} L{sub Sun }) about 10 yr after an SN explosion. Subsequently, they contract and evolve to become hot blue-subdwarf-like (sdO-like) stars by releasing gravitational energy, persisting as sdO-like stars for several million years before evolving to the helium red-giant phase. We therefore predict that a luminous OB-like star should be detectable within {approx}30 yr after the SN explosion. Thereafter, it will shrink and become an sdO-like star in the central regions of SN Ia remnants within star-forming regions for SN Ia progenitors evolved via the helium-star channel in the SDS. These He PIRSs are predicted to be rapidly rotating (v{sub rot} {approx}> 50 km s{sup -1}) and to have high spatial velocities (v{sub linear} {approx}> 500 km s{sup -1}). Furthermore, if SN remnants have diffused away and are not recognizable at a later stage, He PIRSs could be an additional source of single sdO stars and/or hypervelocity stars.

  4. The Post-Shock Chemical Lifetimes of Outflow Tracers and a Possible New Mechanism to Produce Water Ice Mantles

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    Edwin A. Bergin; Gary J. Melnick; David A. Neufeld

    1998-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used a coupled time-dependent chemical and dynamical model to investigate the lifetime of the chemical legacy left in the wake of C-type shocks. We concentrate this study on the chemistry of H2O and O2, two molecules which are predicted to have abundances that are significantly affected in shock-heated gas. Two models are presented: (1) a three-stage model of pre-shock, shocked, and post-shock gas; and (2) a Monte-Carlo cloud simulation where we explore the effects of stochastic shock activity on molecular gas over a cloud lifetime. In agreement with previous studies, we find that shock velocities in excess of 10 km s^-1 are required to convert all of the oxygen not locked in CO into H2O before the gas has an opportunity to cool. For pure gas-phase models the lifetime of the high water abundances, or ``H2O legacy'', in the post-shock gas is 4 - 7 x 10^5 years. Through the Monte Carlo cloud simulation we demonstrate that the time-average abundance of H2O is a sensitive function of the frequency of shocks. Thus we predict that the abundance of H2O and other known outflow tracers can be used to trace the history of shock activity in molecular gas. For gas-grain models we find that the abundance of water-ice on grain surfaces can be quite large and is comparable to that observed in molecular clouds. This offers a possible alternative method to create water mantles without resorting to grain surface chemistry: gas heating and chemical modification due to a C-type shock and subsequent depletion of the gas-phase species onto grain mantles.

  5. Pre- and post-irradiation characterization and properties measurements of ZrC coated surrogate TRISO particles

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    Vasudevamurthy, Gokul [ORNL; Katoh, Yutai [ORNL; Hunn, John D [ORNL; Snead, Lance Lewis [ORNL

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium carbide is a candidate to either replace or supplement silicon carbide as a coating material in TRISO fuel particles for high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuels. Six sets of ZrC coated surrogate microsphere samples, fabricated by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency using the fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition method, were irradiated in the High Flux Isotope Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These developmental samples available for the irradiation experiment were in conditions of either as-fabricated coated particles or particles that had been heat-treated to simulate the fuel compacting process. Five sets of samples were composed of nominally stoichiometric compositions, with the sixth being richer in carbon (C/Zr = 1.4). The samples were irradiated at 800 and 1250 C with fast neutron fluences of 2 and 6 dpa. Post-irradiation, the samples were retrieved from the irradiation capsules followed by microstructural examination performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Low Activation Materials Development and Analysis Laboratory. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Advanced Gas Reactor program as part of International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative collaboration with Japan. This report includes progress from that INERI collaboration, as well as results of some follow-up examination of the irradiated specimens. Post-irradiation examination items included microstructural characterization, and nanoindentation hardness/modulus measurements. The examinations revealed grain size enhancement and softening as the primary effects of both heat-treatment and irradiation in stoichiometric ZrC with a non-layered, homogeneous grain structure, raising serious concerns on the mechanical suitability of these particular developmental coatings as a replacement for SiC in TRISO fuel. Samples with either free carbon or carbon-rich layers dispersed in the ZrC coatings experienced negligible grain size enhancement during both heat treatment and irradiation. However, these samples experienced irradiation induced softening similar to stoichiometric ZrC samples.

  6. Can Next-Generation Reactors Power a Safe Nuclear Futur By Clay Dillow Posted 03.17.2011 at 12:18 pm

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    Danon, Yaron

    Can Next-Generation Reactors Power a Safe Nuclear Futur By Clay Dillow Posted 03.17.2011 at 12 of nuclear reactors are designed to prevent exactly what we old Fukushima Daiichi plant. Which is good the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer

  7. The role of syn-kinematic sedimentation on early salt tectonic processes in the Post-Permian Salt Basin, Southern North Sea

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    The role of syn-kinematic sedimentation on early salt tectonic processes in the Post-Permian Salt- Permian salt basin of the southernmost North Sea using 3D seismic interpretation, structural modelling mechanical concepts for the dynamics of salt structures and related depositional systems as well

  8. Master of Science in Architecture The post-professional Master of Science in Architecture degree provides an opportunity for advanced study and

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    Master of Science in Architecture 2012-2013 The post-professional Master of Science in Architecture, function and aesthetics · Sustainable cities and settlements, livable communities, urban design, housing sustainability · Raising levels of occupant and community member perception, performance, and health · Design

  9. Automation of ORIGEN2 calculations for the transuranic waste baseline inventory database using a pre-processor and a post-processor

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    Liscum-Powell, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Nuclear Safety and Systems Analysis

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the work described in this report was to automate ORIGEN2 calculations for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transuranic Waste Baseline Inventory Database (WTWBID); this was done by developing a pre-processor to generate ORIGEN2 input files from WWBID inventory files and a post-processor to remove excess information from the ORIGEN2 output files. The calculations performed with ORIGEN2 estimate the radioactive decay and buildup of various radionuclides in the waste streams identified in the WTWBID. The resulting radionuclide inventories are needed for performance assessment calculations for the WIPP site. The work resulted in the development of PreORG, which requires interaction with the user to generate ORIGEN2 input files on a site-by-site basis, and PostORG, which processes ORIGEN2 output into more manageable files. Both programs are written in the FORTRAN 77 computer language. After running PreORG, the user will run ORIGEN2 to generate the desired data; upon completion of ORIGEN2 calculations, the user can run PostORG to process the output to make it more manageable. All the programs run on a 386 PC or higher with a math co-processor or a computer platform running under VMS operating system. The pre- and post-processors for ORIGEN2 were generated for use with Rev. 1 data of the WTWBID and can also be used with Rev. 2 and 3 data of the TWBID (Transuranic Waste Baseline Inventory Database).

  10. Tougher than Kevlar: Researchers create new high-performance fiber Posted In: Editors Picks | R&D Daily | Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene | Materials Science |

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    and satellites. To create the new fiber, researchers began with carbon nanotubes--cylindrical-shaped carbonTougher than Kevlar: Researchers create new high-performance fiber Posted In: Editors Picks | R&D Daily | Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene | Materials Science | Nanotechnology | Engineering | Material

  11. Post-war Lebanese communities in search of reconciliation Fifteen years have passed already since the Taif conference of October 1989 where some 70 Lebanese

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Post-war Lebanese communities in search of reconciliation Fifteen years have passed already since Arabia, Syria and the United States, to put an end to fifteen years of civil war in their country Beirut, or inter-sectarian fighting such as the War of the Mountain between Christian Phalangist Lebanese

  12. REES 410/510: Post-Cold War Eastern Europe Fall 2012 (CRN 18065/18066) Instructor: Keith Eddins eddinska@uoregon.edu

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    Oregon, University of

    REES 410/510: Post-Cold War Eastern Europe Fall 2012 (CRN 18065/18066) Instructor: Keith Eddins eddinska@uoregon.edu Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. As the Cold War concluded, hopes

  13. Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering As per the University Secretary's policy that a program with an existing Master and/or PhD program can

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    Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering As per the University Secretary's policy in Biomedical Engineering for recommendation to Executive on December 6, 2011. MOTION: that the proposal for a PGD in Biomedical Engineering be recommended, with minor revisions, to the Executive Committee of CGSR

  14. We determined basic stellar parameters and the chemical abundances of a small sample of 15 hot, H-rich post-AGB stars using high-resolution, high-

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    Barnstedt, Jürgen

    stages of post-AGB stellar evolution. Spectral analysis The photospheric model spectral energy of Science Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Acknowledgements TR is supported by the German Aerospace] denotes log [mass fraction / solar mass fraction]. The typical error is 0.3 dex. Table 1: Parameters

  15. The Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography jointly offer instruction leading to a post-diploma major in Environmental Science for students who have completed the Diploma in

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    - diploma major in Environmental Science for students who have completed the Diploma in Renewable Resource diploma program.The curriculum for the post-diploma B.Sc. in Environmental Science is designed to provide College Natural Resources Technology Douglas College Associate in Science Degree (Environmental Science

  16. Become an agent of change. The Division of Continuing Studies can help you develop a post-baccalaureate, non-traditional degree or

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Become an agent of change. The Division of Continuing Studies can help you develop a post demand. We offer support in the following areas: Academic Planning We can help you through the entire related to your program. Marketing Strategy Our marketing strategists help you create unique marketing

  17. Request to Withhold Student Directory Information and/or the Public Posting of I request that my Student Directory Information be withheld from publication or release. I

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Request to Withhold Student Directory Information and/or the Public Posting of Grades I request that my Student Directory Information be withheld from publication or release. I have read the Procedures that the University can release without the student's authorization. This information is called Directory Information

  18. R E S E A R C H A R T I C L E Influence of Post-Clearing Treatment on the Recovery

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    Bruna, Emilio M.

    R E S E A R C H A R T I C L E Influence of Post-Clearing Treatment on the Recovery of Herbaceous Plant Communities in Amazonian Secondary Forests Maria Beatriz N. Ribeiro,1,2,3,4 Emilio M. Bruna,2,5,6 and Waldir Mantovani1 Abstract Secondary forests are an increasingly common feature in tropical landscapes

  19. STBPO-PostDoc:Postdoc Program:Career Fair:2013:2013_LAHotel_Info.doc Hotel Info in Los Alamos

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    Express at Entrada Park 60 Entrada Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544 505-661-2646 Motel 6 2175 Trinity Dr. LosSTBPO-PostDoc:Postdoc Program:Career Fair:2013:2013_LAHotel_Info.doc Hotel Info in Los Alamos of hotels in Los Alamos: Adobe Pines Bed & Breakfast 2101 Loma Linda Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544 505

  20. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms as Predictors of Suicide Behavior Among Veterans with and without a History of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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    Villarreal, Edgar Javier

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    OF LITERATURE.................................................................................5 2.1 General Information about Suicide.................................................5 2.2 Suicide & Military Personnel.............................................................7 2.3 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).........................................8 2.4 Prevalence of PTSD among Veterans...........................................10 2.5 PTSD & Suicide...

  1. Influencing Family Policy in Post-Devolution Scotland: the policy processes of the family law bill and the sexual health strategy

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    Gillan, Evelyn

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and equal opportunities. In this context, it might be expected that post-devolution Scotland would provide a fertile environment for fostering innovation in family policy-making. Using a case study approach to critically analyse the policy processes of both...

  2. Changes in SBP Guidelines for pre-GS2012 students Post-BSc students can now choose 4 out of 6 Elective courses (instead

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    Shyamasundar, R.K.

    Physics Elective * Nuclear Physics Elective * Electrodynamics II Basic Astronomy and Astrophysics Elective Elective courses (instead of 4 out of 5 earlier): a course on Advanced Quantum Mechanics has been added. This course may also be taken by post-MSc students. If a student has failed an Elective course

  3. This Permit Must Be Posted at the Job Site. Return one copy to EHS at T-1475 and keep one copy at department

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    de Lijser, Peter

    This Permit Must Be Posted at the Job Site. Return one copy to EHS at T-1475 and keep one copy at department CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PERMIT Confined Space Number Location Description Date of Entry Purpose of Entry Time of Entry Location Supervisor Permit Duration Person Entering Confined Space Last name First

  4. LOW-RESOURCE NOISE-ROBUST FEATURE POST-PROCESSING ON AURORA 2.0 Chia-Ping Chen Jeff Bilmes Katrin Kirchhoff

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    LOW-RESOURCE NOISE-ROBUST FEATURE POST-PROCESSING ON AURORA 2.0 Chia-Ping Chen Jeff Bilmes Katrin on the Aurora 2.0 noisy- digits database without requiring any increase in model com- plexity. Compared to the Aurora 2.0 baseline system, our tech- nique improves the average word error rate by 45% in the multi

  5. Ruminal and post-ruminal digestion of starch from 2 types of concentrates in the young calf during and after weaning

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Ruminal and post-ruminal digestion of starch from 2 types of concentrates in the young calf during de la digestion, 63122 Saint-Gens-Champanelle, France Abrupt weaning of young calves from milk to concentrate led to rapid development of rumen and starch digestion (Leibholz, 1978). We report data obtained

  6. Teaching Contemporary Physics Topics Using Real-Time Data Obtained via the World Wide Web Authors: A.P. Post-Zwicker,1

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    School, Bordentown, NJ 08505 3 Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, Stevens Institute: Andrew Post-Zwicker Science Education Program Princeton University Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory PO the Internet to teach high school students about plasma physics and fusion energy. Students are given access

  7. Posting and Labeling for Radiological Control Guide for use with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1999-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides an acceptable methodology for establishing and operating a radiological hazard posting and labeling program that will comply with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements specified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection Canceled by DOE G 441.1-1B.

  8. Type II Transformation -Callus Osmotic Treatment (pre-/post-bombardment) Media N6 1-100-25 +0.2M Mannitol +0.2M sorbitol

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    Raizada, Manish N.

    Type II Transformation - Callus Osmotic Treatment (pre-/post-bombardment) Media N6 1-100-25 +0.2M) Autoclave 25minutes. Cool at 47-50C 45 minutes. Pour into 100x25mm Petri Dishes in hood. 1L=30 plates. Dry

  9. 6/16/13 New search tool developed to catch cyber thieves post.jagran.com/new-search-tool-developed-to-catch-cyber-thieves-1370602608 1/5

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    Fung, Benjamin C. M.

    cyber thieves Montreal: A new search tool developed by researchers in Canada can now help crime Lifestyle News Desk Cyber thief child porn search tool Canada cyber crime #12;6/16/13 New search tool6/16/13 New search tool developed to catch cyber thieves post.jagran.com/new-search-tool

  10. 5 Congrs international Usinage grande vitesse Metz -14/15 et 16 Mars 2006 TOOL PATH GENERATION AND POST-PROCESSOR ISSUES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    rotating machines such as hydraulic turbines, pumps, pump-turbines, ship propellers etc. Within the context. The hydraulic machine of the Hydrodyna project is a pump-turbine made of three main parts: the spiral case AND POST-PROCESSOR ISSUES IN FIVE-AXIS HIGH SPEED MACHINING OF HYDRO TURBINE BLADES Christophe Tournier (1

  11. Space-Variant Post-Filtering for Wavefront Curvature Correction in Polar-Formatted Spotlight-Mode SAR Imagery

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    DOREN,NEALL E.

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wavefront curvature defocus effects occur in spotlight-mode SAR imagery when reconstructed via the well-known polar-formatting algorithm (PFA) under certain imaging scenarios. These include imaging at close range, using a very low radar center frequency, utilizing high resolution, and/or imaging very large scenes. Wavefront curvature effects arise from the unrealistic assumption of strictly planar wavefronts illuminating the imaged scene. This dissertation presents a method for the correction of wavefront curvature defocus effects under these scenarios, concentrating on the generalized: squint-mode imaging scenario and its computational aspects. This correction is accomplished through an efficient one-dimensional, image domain filter applied as a post-processing step to PF.4. This post-filter, referred to as SVPF, is precalculated from a theoretical derivation of the wavefront curvature effect and varies as a function of scene location. Prior to SVPF, severe restrictions were placed on the imaged scene size in order to avoid defocus effects under these scenarios when using PFA. The SVPF algorithm eliminates the need for scene size restrictions when wavefront curvature effects are present, correcting for wavefront curvature in broadside as well as squinted collection modes while imposing little additional computational penalty for squinted images. This dissertation covers the theoretical development, implementation and analysis of the generalized, squint-mode SVPF algorithm (of which broadside-mode is a special case) and provides examples of its capabilities and limitations as well as offering guidelines for maximizing its computational efficiency. Tradeoffs between the PFA/SVPF combination and other spotlight-mode SAR image formation techniques are discussed with regard to computational burden, image quality, and imaging geometry constraints. It is demonstrated that other methods fail to exhibit a clear computational advantage over polar-formatting in conjunction with SVPF. This research concludes that PFA in conjunction with SVPF provides a computationally efficient spotlight-mode image formation solution that solves the wavefront curvature problem for most standoff distances and patch sizes, regardless of squint, resolution or radar center frequency. Additional advantages are that SVPF is not iterative and has no dependence on the visual contents of the scene: resulting in a deterministic computational complexity which typically adds only thirty percent to the overall image formation time.

  12. ANATOMY OF A POST-STARBURST MINOR MERGER: A MULTI-WAVELENGTH WFC3 STUDY OF NGC 4150

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    Crockett, R. Mark; Kaviraj, Sugata; Silk, Joseph I. [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Whitmore, Bradley C.; Mutchler, Max; Bond, Howard E. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); O'Connell, Robert W. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States); Balick, Bruce [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Calzetti, Daniela [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Carollo, C. Marcella [Department of Physics, ETH-Zurich, Zurich 8093 (Switzerland); Disney, Michael J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Dopita, Michael A. [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, ACT 2611 (Australia); Frogel, Jay A. [Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Washington, DC 20005 (United States); Hall, Donald N. B. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Holtzman, Jon A. [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States); Kimble, Randy A. [NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); McCarthy, Patrick J. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, CA 91101-1292 (United States); Paresce, Francesco [Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, INAF, Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna (Italy); Saha, Abhijit [National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 (United States); Trauger, John T., E-mail: mark.crockett@astro.ox.ac.uk [NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a spatially resolved near-UV/optical study, using the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) on board the Hubble Space Telescope, of NGC 4150, a sub-L{sub *}, early-type galaxy (ETG) of around 6 x 10{sup 9} M{sub sun}, which has been observed as part of the WFC3 Early-Release Science Programme. Previous work indicates that this galaxy has a large reservoir of molecular hydrogen gas, exhibits a kinematically decoupled core (a likely indication of recent merging) and strong, central H{beta} absorption (indicative of young stars). While relatively uninspiring in its optical image, the core of NGC 4150 shows ubiquitous near-UV emission and remarkable dusty substructure. Our analysis shows this galaxy to lie in the near-UV green valley, and its pixel-by-pixel photometry exhibits a narrow range of near-UV/optical colors that are similar to those of nearby E+A (post-starburst) galaxies and lie between those of M83 (an actively star-forming spiral) and the local quiescent ETG population. We parameterize the properties of the recent star formation (RSF; age, mass fraction, metallicity, and internal dust content) in the NGC 4150 pixels by comparing the observed near-UV/optical photometry to stellar models. The typical age of the RSF is around 0.9 Gyr, consistent with the similarity of the near-UV colors to post-starburst systems, while the morphological structure of the young component supports the proposed merger scenario. The typical RSF metallicity, representative of the metallicity of the gas fuelling star formation, is {approx}0.3-0.5 Z{sub sun}. Assuming that this galaxy is a merger and that the gas is sourced mainly from the infalling companion, these metallicities plausibly indicate the gas-phase metallicity (GPM) of the accreted satellite. Comparison to the local mass-GPM relation suggests (crudely) that the mass of the accreted system is {approx}3 x 10{sup 8} M{sub sun}, making NGC 4150 a 1:20 minor merger. A summation of the pixel RSF mass fractions indicates that the RSF contributes {approx}2%-3% of the stellar mass. This work reaffirms our hypothesis that minor mergers play a significant role in the evolution of ETGs at late epochs.

  13. Hedberg Research Conference on Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates: Request for Travel Support for Post-Doctoral Fellows

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    Pyrak-Nolte, Laura J.

    2013-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Carbonate reservoirs pose a scientific and engineering challenge to geophysical prediction and monitoring of fluid flow in the subsurface. Difficulties in interpreting hydrological, reservoir and other exploration data arise because carbonates are composed of a hierarchy of geological structures, constituents and processes that span a wide spectrum of length and time scales. What makes this problem particularly challenging is that length scales associated with physical structure and processes are often not discrete, but overlap, preventing the definition of discrete elements at one scale to become the building blocks of the next scale. This is particularly true for carbonates where complicated depositional environments, subsequent post-deposition diagenesis and geochemical interactions result in pores that vary in scale from submicron to centimeters to fractures, variation in fabric composition with fossils, minerals and cement, as well as variations in structural features (e.g., oriented inter- and intra layered - interlaced bedding and/or discontinuous rock units). In addition, this complexity is altered by natural and anthropogenic processes such as changes in stress, fluid content, reactive fluid flow, etc. Thus an accurate geophysical assessment of the flow behavior of carbonate reservoirs requires a fundamental understanding of the interplay of textural and structural features subjected to physical processes that affect and occur on various length and time scales. To address this complexity related to carbonates, a Hedberg conference on Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates was held July 8 to 13, 2012, to bring together industry and academic scientists to stimulate innovative ideas that can accelerate research advances related to flow prediction and recovery in carbonate reservoirs. Participants included scientist and engineers from multiple disciplines (such as hydrology, structural geology, geochemistry, reservoir engineering, geophysics, geomechanics, numerical modeling, physical experiments, sedimentology, well-testing, statistics, mathematics, visualization, etc.) who encompass experience as well as the latest advances in these multi-faceted fields. One of the goals was to include early career scientists and engineers (post-doctoral fellows, assistant professors, etc.). With this grant 10 early career scientists and engineers were supported to attend the conference. This reports contains a brief overview of the conference and the list of support participants supported by this grant. Full details of the outcomes of the conference are given in the publication found in the Attachment section of this report.

  14. Proposed modifications to the RCRA post-closure permit for the Bear Creek Hydrogeologic Regime at the US Department of Energy Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    NONE

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents proposed modifications to several conditions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Post-Closure Permit (PCP) for the Bear Creek Hydrogeologic Regime (BCHR). These permit conditions define the requirements for RCRA post-closure corrective action groundwater monitoring at the S-3 Ponds, the Oil Landfarm, and the Bear Creek Burial Grounds (units A, C-West, and Walk-in Pits). Modification of these PCP conditions is requested to: (1) clarify the planned integration of RCRA post-closure corrective action groundwater monitoring with the monitoring program to be established in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bear Creek Valley (BCV) Watershed, (2) revise several of the current technical requirements for groundwater monitoring based on implementation of the RCRA post-closure corrective action monitoring program during 1996, and (3) update applicable technical procedures with revised versions recently issued by the Y-12 Plant Groundwater Protection Program (GWPP). With these modifications, the Y-12 Plant will continue to meet the full intent of all regulatory obligations for post-closure care of these facilities. Section 2.0 provides the technical justification for each proposed permit modification. The proposed changes to permit language are provided in Section 3.0 (S-3 Ponds), Section 4.0 (Oil Landfarm), and Section 5.0 (Bear Creek Burial Grounds). Sections 6.0 and 7.0 reference updated and revised procedures for groundwater sampling, and monitoring well plugging and abandonment, respectively. Appendix A includes all proposed revisions to the PCP Attachments.

  15. Omentum-derived stromal cells improve myocardial regeneration in pig post-infarcted heart through a potent paracrine mechanism

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    De Siena, Rocco; Balducci, Luigi; Blasi, Antonella; Montanaro, Manuela Gessica; Saldarelli, Marilisa [Medestea Research and Production Laboratories, Consorzio Carso, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy)] [Medestea Research and Production Laboratories, Consorzio Carso, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy); Saponaro, Vittorio [Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy)] [Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy); Martino, Carmela [Medestea Research and Production Laboratories, Consorzio Carso, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy)] [Medestea Research and Production Laboratories, Consorzio Carso, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy); Logrieco, Gaetano [Department of Surgery, Hospital 'F. Miulli' 70021 AcquaViva delle Fonti, Bari (Italy)] [Department of Surgery, Hospital 'F. Miulli' 70021 AcquaViva delle Fonti, Bari (Italy); Soleti, Antonio; Fiobellot, Simona [Medestea Research and Production Laboratories, Consorzio Carso, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy)] [Medestea Research and Production Laboratories, Consorzio Carso, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy); Madeddu, Paolo [Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol BS2 8WH (United Kingdom)] [Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol BS2 8WH (United Kingdom); Rossi, Giacomo [Department of Pathology, University of Camerino, 63100 Ascoli Piceno (Italy)] [Department of Pathology, University of Camerino, 63100 Ascoli Piceno (Italy); Ribatti, Domenico [Department of Human Anatomy, University of Bari, 70125 Bari (Italy)] [Department of Human Anatomy, University of Bari, 70125 Bari (Italy); Crovace, Antonio [Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy)] [Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari (Italy); Cristini, Silvia; Invernici, Gloria; Parati, Eugenio Agostino [Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Neurological Institute 'Carlo Besta', 20133 Milan (Italy)] [Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Neurological Institute 'Carlo Besta', 20133 Milan (Italy); Alessandri, Giulio, E-mail: cisiamo2@yahoo.com [Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Neurological Institute 'Carlo Besta', 20133 Milan (Italy)] [Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Neurological Institute 'Carlo Besta', 20133 Milan (Italy)

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cell-based therapy could be a valid option to treat myocardial infarct (MI). Adipose-derived stromal cells (ADStCs) have demonstrated tissue regenerative potential including cardiomyogenesis. Omentum is an extremely rich source of visceral fat and its accumulation seems to correlate with cardiovascular diseases. We investigated the capacity of human fat Omentum-derived StCs (FOStCs) to affect heart function upon acute infarct in pigs induced by permanent ligation of the anterior interventricular artery (IVA). We demonstrated for the first time that the local injection of 50 x 10{sup 6} of FOStCs ameliorates the functional parameters of post-infarct heart. Most importantly, histology of FOStCs treated hearts demonstrated a substantial improvement of cardiomyogenesis. In culture, FOStCs produced an impressive number and amount of angiogenic factors and cytokines. Moreover, the conditioned medium of FOStCs (FOStCs-CM) stimulates in vitro cardiac endothelial cells (ECs) proliferation and vascular morphogenesis and inhibits monocytes, EC activation and cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Since FOStCs in vivo did not trans-differentiate into cardiomyocyte-like cells, we conclude that FOStCs efficacy was presumably mediated by a potent paracrine mechanism involving molecules that concomitantly improved angiogenesis, reduced inflammation and prevented cardiomyocytes death. Our results highlight for the first time the important role that human FOStCs may have in cardiac regeneration.

  16. Underground collocation of nuclear power plant reactors and repository to facilitate the post-renaissance expansion of nuclear power

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    Myers, Carl W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Elkins, Ned Z [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Underground collocation of nuclear power reactors and the nuclear waste management facilities supporting those reactors, termed an underground nuclear park (UNP), appears to have several advantages compared to the conventional approach to siting reactors and waste management facilities. These advantages include the potential to lower reactor capital and operating cost, lower nuclear waste management cost, and increase margins of physical security and safety. Envirorunental impacts related to worker health, facility accidents, waste transportation, and sabotage and terrorism appear to be lower for UNPs compared to the current approach. In-place decommissioning ofUNP reactors appears to have cost, safety, envirorunental and waste disposal advantages. The UNP approach has the potential to lead to greater public acceptance for the deployment of new power reactors. Use of the UNP during the post-nuclear renaissance time frame has the potential to enable a greater expansion of U.S. nuclear power generation than might otherwise result. Technical and economic aspects of the UNP concept need more study to determine the viability of the concept.

  17. Comparisons of amine solvents for post-combustion CO{sub 2} capture: A multi-objective analysis approach

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    Lee, Anita S.; Eslick, John C.; Miller, David C.; Kitchin, John R.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Amine solvents are of great interest for post-combustion CO{sub 2} capture applications. Although the development of new solvents is predominantly conducted at the laboratory scale, the ability to assess the performance of newly developed solvents at the process scale is crucial to identifying the best solvents for CO{sub 2} capture. In this work we present a methodology to evaluate and objectively compare the process performance of different solvents. We use Aspen Plus, with the electrolyte-NRTL thermodynamic model for the solvent CO{sub 2} interactions, coupled with a multi-objective genetic algorithm optimization to determine the best process design and operating conditions for each solvent. This ensures that the processes utilized for the comparison are those which are best suited for the specific solvent. We evaluate and compare the process performance of monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP) in a 90% CO{sub 2} capture process from a 550 MW coal fired power plant. From our analysis the best process specifications are amine specific and with those specific, optimized specifications DEA has the potential to be a better performing solvent than MEA, with a lower energy penalty and lower capital cost investment.

  18. Development of a dynamic simulator for a natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plant with post-combustion carbon capture

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    Liese, E.; Zitney, S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AVESTAR Center located at the U.S. Department of Energys National Energy Technology Laboratory and West Virginia University is a world-class research and training environment dedicated to using dynamic process simulation as a tool for advancing the safe, efficient and reliable operation of clean energy plants with CO{sub 2} capture. The AVESTAR Center was launched with a high-fidelity dynamic simulator for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant with pre-combustion carbon capture. The IGCC dynamic simulator offers full-scope Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Human Machine Interface (HMI) graphics for realistic, real-time control room operation and is integrated with a 3D virtual Immersive Training Simulator (ITS), thus allowing joint control room and field operator training. The IGCC OTS/ITS solution combines a gasification with CO{sub 2} capture process simulator with a combined cycle power simulator into a single high-performance dynamic simulation framework. This presentation will describe progress on the development of a natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) dynamic simulator based on the syngas-fired combined cycle portion of AVESTARs IGCC dynamic simulator. The 574 MW gross NGCC power plant design consisting of two advanced F-class gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and a steam turbine in a multi-shaft 2x2x1 configuration will be reviewed. Plans for integrating a post-combustion carbon capture system will also be discussed.

  19. Spectral Signature of Wind Generation From The Post-Shock Region in GRS1915+105 Accretion Disk

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    Sandip K. Chakrabarti; Sivakumar G. Manickam; Anuj K. Nandi; A. R. Rao

    2000-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Accretion and outflows are common in systems which include black holes. Especially important is the case of the well known micro-quasar GRS1915+105 in our own galaxy, where super-luminal outflows are detected. We present a few observation which are suggestive of an outflow which is generated very close to the black hole, within a few tens of Schwarzschild radii. In the presence of mass loss (e.g., an outflowing wind), the electron density of matter within the centrifugal pressure supported region (which generates hard X-rays) goes down and it is easier to cool these electrons by soft photons coming from the Keplerian disk. If, on the other hand, the post-shock region gains mass from outside, the spectra would be harder. These properties of spectral `softening' of the low state and `hardening' of the high state have been detected in several days of RXTE data of GRS1915+105 which we present here.

  20. Post common envelope binaries from SDSS. IV: SDSSJ121258.25-012310.1, a new eclipsing system

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    Gmez-Morn, A Nebot; Schreiber, M R; Gnsicke, B T; Pyrzas, S; Schwarz, R; Southworth, J; Kohnert, J; Vogel, J; Krumpe, M; Rodrguez-Gil, P

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From optical photometry we show that SDSSJ121258.25-012310.1 is a new eclipsing, post common-envelope binary with an orbital period of 8.06 hours and an eclipse length of 23 minutes. We observed the object over 11 nights in different bands and determined the ephemeris of the eclipse to HJD_mid = 2454104. 7086(2) + 0.3358706(5) x E, where numbers in parenthesis indicate the uncertainties in the last digit. The depth of the eclipse is 2.85 +/- 0.17 mag in the V band, 1.82 +/- 0.08 mag in the R band and 0.52 +/- 0.02 mag in the I band. From spectroscopic observations we measured the semi-amplitude of the radial velocity K_2 = 181 +/- 3 km/s for the secondary star. The stellar and binary parameters of the system were constrained from a) fitting the SDSS composite spectrum of the binary, b) using a K-band luminosty-mass relation for the secondary star, and c) from detailed analyses of the eclipse light curve. The white dwarf has an effective temperature of 17700 +/- 300 K, and its surface gravity is logg =7.53 +/-...

  1. HLYWD: a program for post-processing data files to generate selected plots or time-lapse graphics

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    Munro, J.K. Jr.

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The program HLYWD is a post-processor of output files generated by large plasma simulation computations or of data files containing a time sequence of plasma diagnostics. It is intended to be used in a production mode for either type of application; i.e., it allows one to generate along with the graphics sequence, segments containing title, credits to those who performed the work, text to describe the graphics, and acknowledgement of funding agency. The current version is designed to generate 3D plots and allows one to select type of display (linear or semi-log scales), choice of normalization of function values for display purposes, viewing perspective, and an option to allow continuous rotations of surfaces. This program was developed with the intention of being relatively easy to use, reasonably flexible, and requiring a minimum investment of the user's time. It uses the TV80 library of graphics software and ORDERLIB system software on the CDC 7600 at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computing Center at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California.

  2. The Overlap of Numerical Relativity, Perturbation Theory and Post-Newtonian Theory in the Binary Black Hole Problem

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    Alexandre Le Tiec

    2014-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Inspiralling and coalescing binary black holes are promising sources of gravitational radiation. The orbital motion and gravitational-wave emission of such system can be modelled using a variety of approximation schemes and numerical methods in general relativity: the post-Newtonian formalism, black hole perturbation theory, numerical relativity simulations, and the effective one-body model. We review recent work at the multiple interfaces of these analytical and numerical techniques, emphasizing the use of coordinate-invariant relationships to perform meaningful comparisons. Such comparisons provide independent checks of the validity of the various calculations, they inform the development of a universal, semi-analytical model of the binary dynamics and gravitational-wave emission, and they help to delineate the respective domains of validity of each approximation method. For instance, several recent comparisons suggest that perturbation theory may find applications in a broader range of physical problems than previously thought, including the radiative inspiral of intermediate mass-ratio and comparable-mass black hole binaries.

  3. Photon backgrounds at the CLIC interaction point due to losses in the post-collision extraction line

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    Salt, M D; Elsener, K; Ferrari, A

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The CLIC beam delivery system focuses 1.5~TeV electron and positron beams to a nanometre-sized cross section when colliding them at the interaction point (IP). The intense focusing leads to large beam-beam effects, causing the production of beamstrahlung photons, coherent and incoherent $e^+e^-$ pairs, as well as a significant disruption of the main beam. The transport of the post-collision beams requires a minimal loss extraction line, with high acceptance for energy deviation and divergence. The current design includes vertical bends close to the IP in order to separate the charged particles with a sign opposite to the main beam into a diagnostic-equipped intermediate dump, whilst transporting the photons and the main beam to the final dump. Photon and charged particle losses on magnet masks and dumps result in a complex radiation field and IP background particle fluxes. In this paper, the electromagnetic backgrounds at the IP arising from the losses occurring closest to the collision point are calculated.

  4. Post-Closure Monitoring Report for Corrective Action Unit 339: Area 12 Fleet Operations Steam Cleaning Discharge Area Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    A. T. Urbon

    2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Area 12 Fleet Operations Steam Cleaning site is located in the southeast portion of the Area 12 Camp at the Nevada Test Site (Figure 1). This site is identified in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO, 1996) as Corrective Action Site (CAS) 12-19-01 and is the only CAS assigned to Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 339. Post-closure sampling and inspection of the site were completed on March 23, 2001. Because of questionable representativeness and precision of the results, the site was resampled on June 12, 2001. Post-closure monitoring activities were scheduled biennially (every two years) in the Post-Closure Monitoring Plan provided in the December 1997 Closure Report for CAU 339: Area 12 Fleet Operations Steam Cleaning Discharge Area, Nevada Test Site (U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office [DOE/NV], 1997). If after six years the rate of degradation appears to be so slow that the greatest concentration of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) present at the site would not decay within 30 years of the site closure, the site will be reevaluated with consideration to enriching the impacted soil at the site to enhance the degradation process. A baseline for the site was established by sampling in 1997. Based on the recommendations from the 1999 post-closure monitoring report, samples were collected in 2000, earlier than originally proposed, because the 1999 sample results did not provide the expected decrease in TPH concentrations at the site. Sampling results from 2000 revealed favorable conditions for natural degradation at the CAU 339 site, but because of differing sample methods and heterogeneity of the soil, the data results from 2000 were not directly correlated with previous results. Post-closure monitoring activities for 2001 consisted of the following: Soil sample collection from three undisturbed plots (Plots A, B, and C, Figure 2); Sample analysis for TPH as oil and bio-characterization parameters (Comparative Enumeration Assay [CEA] and Standard Nutrient Panel [SNP]); Site inspection to evaluate the condition of the fencing and signs; and Preparation and submittal of the Post-Closure Monitoring Report.

  5. testPost.ps

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    2003-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 30, 2003 ... M is an orthogonal m-by-m matrix and T is an m-dimensional (column) vector. One of the biggest ... These are often called graph invariants and have been computed in the case of. 1 ... (A simple Matlab implementation.

  6. Post detonation nuclear forensics

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    Davis, Jay [The Hertz Foundation, 2300 First Street, Suite 250, Livermore, California (United States)

    2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of working backwards from the debris of a nuclear explosion to attempt to attribute the event to a particular actor is singularly difficult technically. However, moving from physical information of any certainty through the political steps that would lead to national action presents daunting policy questions as well. This monograph will outline the operational and physical components of this problem and suggest the difficulty of the policy questions that remain.

  7. PostScript file

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    For the Bona-Smith system (a = 0,b > 0,c 0) the decay ..... amplitude long waves in nonlinear dispersive media I: Derivation and the linear theory, J.

  8. Comments on: Property Postings

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  14. From: Post 2011 Review

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  20. Post-Remediation Biomonitoring of Pesticides in Marine Waters Near the United Heckathorn Superfund Site, Richmond, California

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    LD Antrim; NP Kohn

    2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, PNNL-11911 Rev. 1, was published in July 2000 and replaces PNNL-11911, which was published in September 1998. The revision corrects tissue concentration units that were reported as dry weight but were actually wet weight, and updates conclusions based on the correct reporting units. Marine sediment remediation at the United Heckathorn Superfund Site was completed in April 1997. Water and mussel tissues were sampled in January 1998 from four stations near Lauritzen Canal in Richmond, California, for the first post-remediation monitoring of marine areas near the United Heckathorn Site. Dieldrin and DDT were analyzed in water samples, tissue samples from resident mussels, and tissue samples from transplanted mussels deployed for 4 months. Concentrations of dieldrin and total DDT in water and total DDT in tissue were compared to pre-remediation data available from the California State Mussel Watch program (tissues) and the Ecological Risk Assessment for the United Heckathorn Superfund Site (tissues and water). Chlorinated pesticide concentrations in water samples were similar to pre-remediation levels and did not meet remediation goals. Mean dieldrin concentrations in water ranged from 0.65 ng/L to 18.1 ng/L and were higher than the remediation goal (0.14 ng/L) at all stations. Mean total DDT concentrations in water ranged from 0.65 ng/L to 103 ng/L and exceeded the remediation goal of 0.59 ng/L. The highest concentrations of both pesticides were found in Lauritzen Canal, and the lowest levels were from the Richmond Inner Harbor Channel water. Unusual amounts of detritus in the water column at the time of sampling, particularly in Lauritzen Canal, could have contributed to the elevated pesticide concentrations and poor analytical precision.