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Atom-to-continuum methods for gaining a fundamental understanding of fracture.  

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This report describes an Engineering Sciences Research Foundation (ESRF) project to characterize and understand fracture processes via molecular dynamics modeling and atom-to-continuum methods. Under this aegis we developed new theory and a number of novel techniques to describe the fracture process at the atomic scale. These developments ranged from a material-frame connection between molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics to an atomic level J integral. Each of the developments build upon each other and culminated in a cohesive zone model derived from atomic information and verified at the continuum scale. This report describes an Engineering Sciences Research Foundation (ESRF) project to characterize and understand fracture processes via molecular dynamics modeling and atom-to-continuum methods. The effort is predicated on the idea that processes and information at the atomic level are missing in engineering scale simulations of fracture, and, moreover, are necessary for these simulations to be predictive. In this project we developed considerable new theory and a number of novel techniques in order to describe the fracture process at the atomic scale. Chapter 2 gives a detailed account of the material-frame connection between molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics we constructed in order to best use atomic information from solid systems. With this framework, in Chapter 3, we were able to make a direct and elegant extension of the classical J down to simulations on the scale of nanometers with a discrete atomic lattice. The technique was applied to cracks and dislocations with equal success and displayed high fidelity with expectations from continuum theory. Then, as a prelude to extension of the atomic J to finite temperatures, we explored the quasi-harmonic models as efficient and accurate surrogates of atomic lattices undergoing thermo-elastic processes (Chapter 4). With this in hand, in Chapter 5 we provide evidence that, by using the appropriate energy potential, the atomic J integral we developed is calculable and accurate at finite/room temperatures. In Chapter 6, we return in part to the fundamental efforts to connect material behavior at the atomic scale to that of the continuum. In this chapter, we devise theory that predicts the onset of instability characteristic of fracture/failure via atomic simulation. In Chapters 7 and 8, we describe the culmination of the project in connecting atomic information to continuum modeling. In these chapters we show that cohesive zone models are: (a) derivable from molecular dynamics in a robust and systematic way, and (b) when used in the more efficient continuum-level finite element technique provide results that are comparable and well-correlated with the behavior at the atomic-scale. Moreover, we show that use of these same cohesive zone elements is feasible at scales very much larger than that of the lattice. Finally, in Chapter 9 we describe our work in developing the efficient non-reflecting boundary conditions necessary to perform transient fracture and shock simulation with molecular dynamics.

McDowell, David Lynn (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA); Reedy, Earl David, Jr.; Templeton, Jeremy Alan; Jones, Reese E.; Moody, Neville Reid; Zimmerman, Jonathan A.; Belytschko, Ted. (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL); Zhou, Xiao Wang; Lloyd, Jeffrey T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA); Oswald, Jay (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL); Delph, Terry J. (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA); Kimmer, Christopher J. (Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Cardiology Objectives Understand the principles of myocardial perfusion and blood flow, factors  

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Nuclear Cardiology Objectives Knowledge · Understand the principles of myocardial perfusion in nuclear imaging, including collimation, resolution, contrast, localization, noise, ECT, SPECT, PET, image. · Know the differences between the various radioisotopes used in nuclear cardiology, including

Ford, James

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Philosophy of Science Association Toward a More Objective Understanding of the Evidence of Carcinogenic Risk  

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of Carcinogenic Risk Author(s): Deborah G. Mayo Source: PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the PhilosophyPhilosophy of Science Association Toward a More Objective Understanding of the Evidence: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Philosophy of Science Association Stable URL: http

Mayo, Deborah

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SWOT analyses were performed on four different campus bike centers to gain an understanding of the most common features of a  

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; #12; #12;#12; #12; SWOT analyses were performed on four different campus bike centers to gain an understanding of the most common features of a successful bike center. #12;#12;#12;#12; #12; #12 their biking knowledge and skills, but their entire lifestyles #12; Design the space

Brownstone, Rob

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Shifting Science, Shifting Politics: Understanding Conservative Illustrations of the Science Cultural Object, 19752000.  

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??In this thesis I lay out the hypothesis that the concept of science is a cultural object whose "meaning" transitioned since the 1970's in depictions (more)

Wood, David Allen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

D - 1 Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move. Like most forms of data, video is most easily analyzed using a computer and data of one such program: the video analysis application written in LabVIEWTM. LabVIEWTM is a general

Minnesota, University of

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MinE 422: Term Project The objective of this project is to allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. There are many examples. Project 4: Proposal Review Consider the Keystone XL pipeline (or an alternative

Boisvert, Jeff

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Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move. Like  

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D - 1 Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move. Like most forms of data, video is most easily analyzed using a computer and data of one such program: the video analysis application written in LabVIEWTM. LabVIEWTM is a general- purpose

Minnesota, University of

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Computational Modeling of the Heart Objective: To give a presentation of about 60 minutes at the end of the week covering the key aspects of understanding the  

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Computational Modeling of the Heart Objective: To give a presentation of about 60 minutes at the end of the week covering the key aspects of understanding the heart by computational means, multilevel project is the so called physiome project (www.physiome.org), where the human heart is being

Goldschmidt, Christina

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Toward understanding the formation of multiple systems - A pilot IRAM-PdBI survey of Class 0 objects  

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The formation process of binary stars and multiple systems is poorly understood. Here, we seek to determine the typical outcome of protostellar collapse and to constrain models of binary formation by core fragmentation during collapse, using high-resolution millimeter continuum imaging of very young (Class 0) protostars observed at the beginning of the main accretion phase. We carried out a pilot high-resolution study of 5 Class 0 objects, using the most extended (A) configuration of the IRAM PdBI at 1.3 mm, which allow us to probe the multiplicity of Class 0 protostars down to separations a ~50 AU and circumstellar mass ratios q ~0.07. We show that our PdBI observations revealed only wide (>1500 AU) protobinary systems and/or outflow-generated features. When combined with previous millimeter interferometric observations of Class 0 protostars, our pilot PdBI study tentatively suggests that the binary fraction in the ~ 75-1000 AU range increases from the Class 0 to the Class I stage. It also seems to argue aga...

Maury, A J; Hennebelle, P; Motte, F; Stamatellos, D; Bate, M; Belloche, A; Duchene, G; Whitworth, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gaining a World View  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

tx H 2 O | pg. 26 --------------------------------------------- ???????????????????????? W hen Brandon Hartley traveled to Belgium last summer, he gained a first-hand appreciation for international soil and water issues. Hartley, a Texas A...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain scheduling for geometrically nonlinear flexible space structures  

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A gain-scheduling approach for the control of geometrically nonlinear structures is developed. The objective is to improve performance over current linear design techniques that are applied to the same control problem. The ...

Yung, Jeremy Hoyt, 1971-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive gain improves reactor control  

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An interesting application of the modern control theory technique called adaptive control is presently in use on a process located at a plant in the Standard Oil Co. (Ind.) system. The results of this application are: first, the transformation of an uncontrollable process to a controllable one; and, second, a significant economic savings to the corporation. It also shows that a detailed analysis of the mechanical, chemical and control systems can provide both the basis for revising an existing control system and some of the reasons why that system is inadequate. The contrast between classical and modern control theories is seen in four major areas. In classical systems, the controller manipulates the error to calculate its output. The error is subjected to a limited number of analog computing functions such as multiplication by a constant and integration. Each controller has one specific strategy--to hold the measured variable at the setpoint. And each controller controls only one variable, independent of all others. In a modern system, the controller can manipulate many different variables in addition to the error to compute its output. Its computing power is unlimited in a practical sense. It can do all classical computations plus many others, including a table look-up. The controller can independently change its strategy as a function of time or the condition of the process. It can also control many variables at one time to accomplish a complex objective. The implementation of a modern control theory project requires a good understanding of the dynamic, as well as the steady-state character of the process. As you can see we are limited only by our understanding of the process, our imagination, and the economics of the situation.

Whatley, M.J.; Pott, D.C.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A GAIN SCHEDULED CONTROL LAW FOR FIN/RUDDER ROLL STABILISATION OF SHIPS  

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A GAIN SCHEDULED CONTROL LAW FOR FIN/RUDDER ROLL STABILISATION OF SHIPS Hervé Tanguy , Guy Lebret leads to a gain-scheduled control law. The synthesis is based on multi-objective optimisation stabilisation; H control; Gain Scheduled Control; polytopic representation; LMI. 1. INTRODUCTION A major

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Understanding Youth  

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they have different personalities, they are alike in many ways. They all share certain fundamental needs: Basic needs of youth ? Youth need to belong Youth need to feel accepted, not only by other members, but also by the leader. Accept all members... as they are and guide them in the best direction. See that each member gains a place of importance in and with a group and has a feeling of belonging. Youth are more likely to continue participating in a group as long as they have friends in it and feel accepted...

Howard, Jeff W.

2005-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Articulated Objects  

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Detection of articulated objects in images, including location and state, is an important and challenging task in many object tracking applications. Image edges have proven to be a key feature, although their quality is influenced by many factors. In this paper, we propose a novel edge gradient-based template matching method for object detection. In contrast to other methods, ours does not perform any binarization or discretization during the online matching. This is facilitated by a new continuous edge gradient similarity measure. Its main components are a novel edge gradient operator, which is applied to query and template images, and the formulation as a convolution, which can be computed very efficiently in Fourier space. Our method consists of a preprocessing stage for the template images, a simple preprocessing of the query image, and our similarity measure between template and query image, which yields a confidence map for the query image. The resulting

Daniel Mohr; Gabriel Zachmann; Ifi-- Impressum; Daniel Mohr; Gabriel Zachmann

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Understanding complexity in the human brain  

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Understanding complexity in the human brain Danielle S. Bassett1 and Michael S. Gazzaniga2 1 the ultimate aim of neuroscientific enquiry is to gain an understanding of the brain and how its work- ings of mind­brain mechanisms if the cumulative findings from these neu- roscientific studies are coupled

Gazzaniga, Michael

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Determination of optimal gains for constrained controllers  

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In this report, we consider the determination of optimal gains, with respect to a certain performance index, for state feedback controllers where some elements in the gain matrix are constrained to be zero. Two iterative schemes for systematically finding the constrained gain matrix are presented. An example is included to demonstrate the procedures.

Kwan, C.M.; Mestha, L.K.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of gain kinetics in a CO gas dynamic laser  

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A detailed experimental investigation of small-signal gain in a CO gasdynamic laser, produced in a shock tunnel is presented. Gains of the P/sub 7/(3) transition were measured at a distance 44 cm downstream from the nozzle throat for various CO--Ar and CO--N/sub 2/--Ar mixtures at stagnation temperatures of 1800/sup 0/--3800 /sup 0/K and stagnation pressures of 18--40 atm. Optimum gas temperatures and compositions were observed. Laser oscillations were observed simultaneously in two cavities located at 44 and 56 cm downstream from the nozzle throat. The experimental data on gain have been compared with a numerical model. A quantitatively good argeement between calculations and experiments was found which permits the utilization of the mathematical model for a better understanding of the processes involved in the laser operation. Small signal gains and multi-line laser power outputs were calculated along the nozzle for various initial conditions. Calculations indicate that maximum gain and maximum power occur for P/sub 3/(4)-P/sub 5/(4) lines at a stagnation temperature of about 3000 /sup 0/K and a gas composition of CO:Ar = 20:80.

Stricker, J.; Tilleman, M.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of PET in the understanding of Addiction  

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The objective of this research is to understand the factors contributing to addiction in the human and to understand the effects of addiction on the brain.

Schlyer D. J.; Schlyer, D.J.

2013-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Lot sizing with inventory gains  

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Apr 27, 2006 ... Abstract: This paper introduces the single item lot sizing problem with inventory gains. This problem is a generalization of the classical single...

Hamish Waterer

2006-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Determination of the Gain Distribution of an Avalanche Photodiode at Low Gains  

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A measurement system for determining the gain distributions of avalanche photodiodes (APDs) in a low gain range is presented. The system is based on an ultralow-noise charge--sensitive amplifier and detects the output carriers from an APD. The noise of the charge--sensitive amplifier is as low as 4.2 electrons at a sampling rate of 200 Hz. The gain distribution of a commercial Si APD with low average gains are presented, demonstrating the McIntyre theory in the low gain range.

Kenji Tsujino; Makoto Akiba; Masahide Sasaki

2008-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Gaines County Solid Waste Management Act (Texas)  

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This Act establishes the Gaines County Solid Waste Management District, a governmental body to develop and carry out a regional water quality protection program through solid waste management and...

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Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET/OBJECT  

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Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE Budget/Object Codes - REVENUE BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET CODE DESCRIPTION BUDGET CODE DESCRIPTION 01 30 0101 On-Campus-Full Time 3001 Federal Program 0102 On APPROPRIATIONS #12;Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE Budget/Object Codes - REVENUE BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET

Selmic, Sandra

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Method and system for edge cladding of laser gain media  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A gain medium operable to amplify light at a gain wavelength and having reduced transverse ASE includes an input surface and an output surface opposing the input surface. The gain medium also includes a central region including gain material and extending between the input surface and the output surface along a longitudinal optical axis of the gain medium. The gain medium further includes an edge cladding region surrounding the central region and extending between the input surface and the output surface along the longitudinal optical axis of the gain medium. The edge cladding region includes the gain material and a dopant operable to absorb light at the gain wavelength.

Bayramian, Andrew James; Caird, John Allyn; Schaffers, Kathleen Irene

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Gaining Windows for Residential Buildings Jesper Kragh, Assistant Professor,  

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season. It is assumed that in northern cold climates all of the solar gain during the heating season can profiles, solar gain, net energy gain, low energy houses SUMMARY: This paper presents some of the research buildings. The net energy gain of windows is the solar gain minus the heat loss integrated over the heating

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Capital gains tax treatment and the cattleman  

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Major Subject: Agricultural Economics CAPITAL GAINS TAX TREATMENT AND THE CATTLEMAN A Thesis by M I LTDN EDWARD R I STE R Approved as to style and content by: airman o ommi e Dr. Ronald R. Kay Head o D artment Dr. John opkin Mem er Dr. Donald... R. Levi e er Dr. Howard Hesby December 1976 ABSTRACT Capital Gains Tax Treatment and the Catt leman. (December 1976) Milton Edward Rister, B. S. , Texas ASM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Or. Ronald D. Kay The federal tax...

Rister, M. Edward

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wednesday, March 19 How Do We Gain a Predictive Understanding of Complex  

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Gainful Employment Programs Guidance January 2012  

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with the following information on our GE programs: · Name and Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code1 Gainful Employment Programs Guidance January 2012 Eric R. Pedersen, Associate Vice Chancellor Background On October 29, 2010, and June 13, 2011, the Department of Education (ED) published final

Pantaleone, Jim

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Gain International Work Experience in China  

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Gain International Work Experience in China www.StudyCLI.org "The CLI internship gave me a huge boost both personally and professionally. At 21 years old, I've lived in China and can speak basic city of Guilin, China. CLIinternsengageinadynamicrangeofprojects: Y Establishnewrelationshipswith

Virginia Tech

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Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience  

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Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience There are myriad ways to build experience Sciences at Columbia University offers on-campus research opportunities for the summer term Dec. 13 - March careereducation.columbia.edu Join LionSHARE ­ CCE's internship/job board Double Discovery Center Volunteer

Shepard, Kenneth

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Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience  

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Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience There are so many ways to build experience The Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs provides assistance to undergraduates.edu/academics/research/science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University

Hone, James

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Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience  

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Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience There are so many ways to build experience Program The Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs provides assistance.edu/academics/research/science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University

Hone, James

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U-030: Apache Tomcat Lets Untrusted Web Applications Gain Elevated...  

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0: Apache Tomcat Lets Untrusted Web Applications Gain Elevated Privileges U-030: Apache Tomcat Lets Untrusted Web Applications Gain Elevated Privileges November 9, 2011 - 8:30am...

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Neural Computation 9, 971983 (1997) Physiological Gain Leads to High ISI Variability in  

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Neural Computation 9, 971­983 (1997) Physiological Gain Leads to High ISI Variability in a Simple@phy.ucsf.edu, ken@phy.ucsf.edu Abstract To understand the interspike interval (ISI) variability displayed by visual that have previously been proposed. When ISI's are dominated by post­spike recovery, 1= p N arguments hold

Columbia University

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Study in Indonesia... and gain credit towards your degree! JournalismProfessionalPracticum  

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Study in Indonesia... and gain credit towards your degree! JournalismProfessionalPracticum inIndonesia will deep- en their understanding of Indonesia whilst developing their journalism skills within will be a high-calibre journalist who has experience with different elements of the media in both Indonesia

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING MR. SULAIMAN MUTAWA  

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between MR. SULAIMAN MUTAWA and INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOG DELHI for creation of SULAIMAN MUTAWA Chair Professorship This memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Mr. Sulaiman Delhi. Objectives: The establishment of the Fellowships is expected to: 1. promote excellence

Prasad, Sanjiva

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Roof Coating Procedures and Their Productivity Gains  

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benefit of the installation of different roof coating technologies and comparable application procedures of these technologies are ambiguous. The focal point of this research is to determine the effective correlation between various commercially... available roof coatings, and productivity gains associated with these energy saving strategies. This type of situation is evidenced in the justification of energy rebates distributed by Florida Power & Light in exchange for the application of Energy Star...

Bonaby, J.; Schaub, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gaines, Michigan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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GainSpan Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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Cognitive objectives vs Affective objectives in Sustainability curriculum In exploring for the general goals of an academic program in sustainability, even if only  

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Cognitive objectives vs Affective objectives in Sustainability curriculum In exploring to follow Bloom's distinction between cognitive objectives and affective objectives: Remember: Demonstrate goals, while England chooses language to emphasize cognitive learning goals. Australia: Understand

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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Survey of Gain-Scheduling Analysis & Design WE.Leithead  

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ranging from aerospace to process control. Despite the wide application of gain-scheduling controllers of gain-scheduling controllers and a diverse academic literature relating to gain- scheduling extendingSurvey of Gain-Scheduling Analysis & Design D.J.Leith WE.Leithead Department of Electronic

Duffy, Ken

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Effects of Gain Changes on RPM Performance  

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The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's (DOE/NNSA's) Office of the Second Line of Defense (SLD) is to strengthen the capability of foreign governments to deter, detect, and interdict the illicit trafficking of special nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime shipping system. The goal of this mission is to reduce the probability of these materials being fashioned into a weapon of mass destruction or radiological dispersal device that could be used against the United States or its international partners. This goal is achieved primarily through the installation and operation of radiation detection equipment at border crossings, airports, seaports, and other strategic locations around the world. In order to effectively detect the movement of radioactive material, the response of these radiation detectors to various materials in various configurations must be well characterized. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) investigated two aspects of Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) settings, based on a preliminary investigation done by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): source-to-detector distance effect on amplifier gain and optimized discriminator settings. This report discusses this investigation. A number of conclusions can be drawn from the ORNL testing. First, for increased distance between the source and the detector, thus illuminating the entire detector rather than just the center of the detector (as is done during detector alignments), an increase in gain may provide a 5-15% increase in sensitivity (Fig. 4). However, increasing the gain without adjusting the discriminator settings is not recommended as this makes the monitor more sensitive to electronic noise and temperature-induced fluctuations. Furthermore, if the discriminators are adjusted in relation to the increase in gain, thus appropriately discriminating against electronic noise, the sensitivity gains are less than 5% (Fig. 6). ORNL does not consider this slight increase in sensitivity to be a worthwhile pursuit. Second, increasing the ULD will increase sensitivity a few percent (Fig. 7); however, it is not clear that the slight increase in sensitivity is worth the effort required to make the change (e.g., reliability, cost, etc.). Additionally, while the monitor would be more sensitive to HEU, it would also be more sensitive to NORM. Third, the sensitivity of the system remains approximately the same whether it is calibrated to a small source on contact or a large source far away (Fig. 6). This affirms that no changes to the existing calibration procedure are necessary.

Lousteau, Angela L [ORNL; York, Robbie Lynn [ORNL; Livesay, Jake [ORNL

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Crude Oil Prices  

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2004. OPECs Optimal Crude Oil Price, Energy Policy 32(2),023 Understanding Crude Oil Prices James D. Hamilton Junedirectly. Understanding Crude Oil Prices* James D. Hamilton

Hamilton, James Douglas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact Ultradense Objects in the Solar System  

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We describe properties and gravitational interactions of meteor-mass and greater compact ultra dense objects with nuclear density or greater (CUDO s). We discuss possible enclosure of CUDO s in comets, stability of these objects on impact with the Earth and Sun and show that the hypothesis of a CUDO core helps resolve issues challenging the understanding of a few selected cometary impacts.

J. Rafelski; Ch. Dietl; L. Labun

2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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USING ROLES TO SPECIFY BUSINESS OBJECT COLLABORATIONS  

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-Mail: { artur.caetano, rito.silva, jose.tribolet }@dei.ist.utl.pt ABSTRACT Role-based business process modeling semantically richer business process models, and, on the other, designing business objects where behavior the understandability of process models and business object reuse. KEYWORDS Business Process Modeling, Role Modeling

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Materials Science and Engineering Program Objectives  

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necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmentalMaterials Science and Engineering Program Objectives Within the scope of the MSE mission, the objectives of the Materials Engineering Program are to produce graduates who: A. practice materials

Lin, Zhiqun

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Gaining Energy Perspective | Department of Energy  

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

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Gaining creative control over semiconductor nanowires  

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Women @ Energy: Linda Gaines | Department of Energy  

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, THE...

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  

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Protecting America And BWXT Pantex, LLC BWXT Pantex And Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Pantex Site Office MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING This...

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Gain Scheduled Control Using the Dual Youla Parameterization  

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Stability is a critical issue in gain-scheduled control problems in that the closed loop system may not be stable during the transitions between operating conditions despite guarantees that the gain-scheduled controller stabilizes the plant model...

Chang, Young Joon

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of internal gain assumptions in building energy calculations  

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The utilization of direct solar gains in buildings can be affected by operating profiles, such as schedules for internal gains, thermostat controls, and ventilation rates. Building energy analysis methods use various assumptions about these profiles. The effects of typical internal gain assumptions in energy calculations are described. Heating and cooling loads from simulations using the DOE 2.1 computer code are compared for various internal-gain inputs: typical hourly profiles, constant average profiles, and zero gain profiles. Prototype single-family-detached and multi-family-attached residential units are studied with various levels of insulation and infiltration. Small detached commercial buildings and attached zones in large commercial buildings are studied with various levels of internal gains. The results of this study indicate that calculations of annual heating and cooling loads are sensitive to internal gains, but in most cases are relatively insensitive to hourly variations in internal gains.

Christensen, C.; Perkins, R.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding The Smart Grid  

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The report provides an overview of what the Smart Grid is and what is being done to define and implement it. The electric industry is preparing to undergo a transition from a centralized, producer-controlled network to a decentralized, user-interactive one. Not only will the technology involved in the electric grid change, but the entire business model of the industry will change too. A major objective of the report is to identify the changes that the Smart Grid will bring about so that industry participants can be prepared to face them. A concise overview of the development of the Smart Grid is provided. It presents an understanding of what the Smart Grid is, what new business opportunities or risks might come about due to its introduction, and what activities are already taking place regarding defining or implementing the Smart Grid. This report will be of interest to the utility industry, energy service providers, aggregators, and regulators. It will also be of interest to home/building automation vendors, information technology vendors, academics, consultants, and analysts. The scope of the report includes an overview of the Smart Grid which identifies the main components of the Smart Grid, describes its characteristics, and describes how the Smart Grid differs from the current electric grid. The overview also identifies the key concepts involved in the transition to the Smart Grid and explains why a Smart Grid is needed by identifying the deficiencies of the current grid and the need for new investment. The report also looks at the impact of the Smart Grid, identifying other industries which have gone through a similar transition, identifying the overall benefits of the Smart Grid, and discussing the impact of the Smart Grid on industry participants. Furthermore, the report looks at current activities to implement the Smart Grid including utility projects, industry collaborations, and government initiatives. Finally, the report takes a look at key technology providers involved in the Smart Grid and provides profiles on them including contact information, company overviews, technology reviews, and key Smart Grid activities.

NONE

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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TRADE COSTS AND THE GAINS FROM TRADE IN CROP AGRICULTURE  

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costs, trade liberalization. JEL codes: F18, Q17, Q54. Although the theoretical case for the gains from

Tullos, Desiree

57

Design of Gain-Scheduled Strictly Positive Real Controllers  

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Design of Gain-Scheduled Strictly Positive Real Controllers Using Numerical Optimization the linear SPR controllers, which compose the gain-scheduled controller. Second, we formulate the optimization problem associ- ated with the gain-scheduled controller itself. Restricting our in- vestigation

Damaren, Christopher J.

58

Generic Exercise Objectives  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This volume provides additional detail on preparation of exercise objectives. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-3.

1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Building accurate initial models using gain functions for waveform inversion in the Laplace domain  

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We suggest an initial model building technique using time gain functions in the Laplace domain. Applying the gain expressed as a power of time is equivalent to taking the partial derivative of the Laplace-domain wavefield with respect to a damping constant. We construct an objective function, which minimizes the logarithmic differences between the gained field data and the partial derivative of the modeled data with respect to the damping constant. We calculate the modeled wavefield, the partial derivative wavefield, and the gradient direction in the Laplace domain using the analytic Green's function starting from a constant velocity model. This is an efficient method to generate an accurate initial model for a following Laplace-domain inversion. Numerical examples using two marine field datasets confirm that a starting model updated once from a scratch using the gradient direction calculated with the proposed method can be successfully used for a subsequent Laplace-domain inversion.

Wansoo Ha; Changsoo Shin

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric top drives gain wide industry acceptance  

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Since its introduction, the top drive drilling system has gained acceptance as a productive and safe method for drilling oil and gas wells. Originally, the system was used mostly for offshore and higher cost land drilling, and it had to be installed as a permanent installation because of its enormous weight and size. Essentially, a top drive replaces the kelly and rotary table as the means of rotating drillpipe on oil, gas and geothermal rigs and is considered to be 15% to 40% more efficient than a kelly drive. Top drive systems allow the operator to drill and maintain directional orientation for triple stands and provide tripping efficiency because of the ability to ream and circulate with triple stands, to reduce the risk of stuck pipe or lost wells, and to improve well control and pipe handling safety. The paper describes electric top drives with DC motors, top drives with AC motors, top drives with permanent magnet motors, and top drives with permanent magnet brushless synchronous motors.

Riahi, M.L.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS  

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UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS - A Research Project - Background to Our Research Energy to renovate their homes. We're interested in energy efficiency, but in all other efficient renova/ons can lower energy bills, improve comfort by reducing dra

Watson, Andrew

62

Understanding Crude Oil Prices  

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2004. OPECs Optimal Crude Oil Price, Energy Policy 32(2),percent change in real oil price. Figure 3. Price of crude023 Understanding Crude Oil Prices James D. Hamilton June

Hamilton, James Douglas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Using simulation to model and understand group learning Maartje Spoelstra  

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Using simulation to model and understand group learning Maartje Spoelstra Dept of Computer Science for agents acting in a simulated learning environment. Varying parameter values can change the learning in a simulation that we can use to gain insights into the design of effective learning environments. Here, we

Sklar, Elizabeth

64

Object Management Systems  

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Object-Oriented Database Management Systems for EngineeringR. Cassel. Distribution Management Systems: Functions and8-PWR 1988. Network Management Systems 52 Subodh Bapat.

Gollu, Aleks Ohannes

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Quantitative Wave-Particle Duality  

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The complementary character of wave and particle natures of quantum objects (or quantons) was pointed out by Niels Bohr. This wave-particle duality, in the context of the two-slit experiment, is now quantitatively understood in terms of a duality relation. A very simple and intuitive derivation of the duality relation is presented, which should be understandable to a new student.

Tabish Qureshi

2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain properties of dye-doped polymer thin films  

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The demonstration of an electrically pumped organic laser remains a major issue of organic optoelectronics for several decades. Nowadays, hybrid pumping seems a promising compromise where the organic material is optically pumped by an electrically pumped inorganic device on chip. This technical solution requires therefore an optimization of the organic gain medium under optical pumping. Here, we report a detailed study of gain features of dye-doped polymer thin films, in particular we introduce the gain efficiency $K$, in order to facilitate comparison between material and experimental conditions. First, we measure the bulk gain by the means of a pump-probe setup, and then present in details several factors which modify the actual gain of the layer, namely the confinement factor, the pump polarization, the molecular anisotropy, and the re-absorption. The usual model to evaluate the gain leads to an overestimation by more than one order of magnitude, which stresses the importance to design the devices accordin...

Gozhyk, I; Rabbani, H; Djellali, N; Forget, S; Chenais, S; Ulysse, C; Brosseau, A; Gauvin, S; Zyss, J; Lebental, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a photonic crystal for optical amplifier gain control  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical amplifier having a uniform gain profile uses a photonic crystal to tune the density-of-states of a gain medium so as to modify the light emission rate between atomic states. The density-of-states of the gain medium is tuned by selecting the size, shape, dielectric constant, and spacing of a plurality of microcavity defects in the photonic crystal. The optical amplifier is particularly useful for the regeneration of DWDM signals in long optical fibers.

Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); El-Kady, Ihab (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: CDC Travelers' Health Mobile App, Designed by ORISE, Gains...  

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Can I Eat This? Mobile App Helps International Travelers Make Safe Dining Choices CDC Travelers' Health app, designed by ORISE, gains attention on multiple websites How ORISE is...

69

FESTSCHRIFT UNDERSTANDING CREATIVITY  

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is to learn about engineering creativity. Beginning in the tradition of Professor Bil- lington to claim the word "creativity" for engineering. Three interrelated questions drive this discussion: WhatBILLINGTON 2012 FESTSCHRIFT #12;122 UNDERSTANDING CREATIVITY Eric M. Hines #12;123 Professor David

Hines, Eric

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Fuel Cycle Analysis Framework Base Cases for the IAEA/INPRO GAINS Collaborative Project  

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Thirteen countries participated in the Collaborative Project GAINS Global Architecture of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Thermal and Fast Reactors Including a Closed Fuel Cycle, which was the primary activity within the IAEA/INPRO Program Area B: Global Vision on Sustainable Nuclear Energy for the last three years. The overall objective of GAINS was to develop a standard framework for assessing future nuclear energy systems taking into account sustainable development, and to validate results through sample analyses. This paper details the eight scenarios that constitute the GAINS framework base cases for analysis of the transition to future innovative nuclear energy systems. The framework base cases provide a reference for users of the framework to start from in developing and assessing their own alternate systems. Each base case is described along with performance results against the GAINS sustainability evaluation metrics. The eight cases include four using a moderate growth projection and four using a high growth projection for global nuclear electricity generation through 2100. The cases are divided into two sets, addressing homogeneous and heterogeneous scenarios developed by GAINS to model global fuel cycle strategies. The heterogeneous world scenario considers three separate nuclear groups based on their fuel cycle strategies, with non-synergistic and synergistic cases. The framework base case analyses results show the impact of these different fuel cycle strategies while providing references for future users of the GAINS framework. A large number of scenario alterations are possible and can be used to assess different strategies, different technologies, and different assumptions about possible futures of nuclear power. Results can be compared to the framework base cases to assess where these alternate cases perform differently versus the sustainability indicators.

Brent Dixon

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning 3D Object Templates by Hierarchical Quantization of Geometry and Appearance Spaces  

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Learning 3D Object Templates by Hierarchical Quantization of Geometry and Appearance Spaces Wenze for learning 3D object tem- plates from view labeled object images. The 3D template is defined in a joint-sampled discrete space. Using information gain as a criterion, the best 3D template can be searched through the AND

Zhu, Song Chun

72

Host galaxies and environment of BL Lac objects  

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Since the last meeting on BL Lac objects 10 years ago, BL Lac host galaxies and their cluster environment have gained much attention. Hence, our current knowledge of the properties of BL Lac host galaxies and their cluster environment has improved considerably, which will be reviewed. The importance of future observing programs using (very) large telescopes is briefly outlined.

J. Heidt

1998-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Smarter objects : programming physical objects with AR technology  

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This thesis describes a system that associates a virtual object with each physical object. These objects are connected to support a flexible and easy means of modifying the interface and behavior of a physical object. It ...

Heun, Valentin Markus Josef

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Lustre Internals  

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Lustre was initiated and funded, almost a decade ago, by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories to address the need for an open source, highly-scalable, high-performance parallel filesystem on by then present and future supercomputing platforms. Throughout the last decade, it was deployed over numerous medium-to-large-scale supercomputing platforms and clusters, and it performed and met the expectations of the Lustre user community. As it stands at the time of writing this document, according to the Top500 list, 15 of the top 30 supercomputers in the world use Lustre filesystem. This report aims to present a streamlined overview on how Lustre works internally at reasonable details including relevant data structures, APIs, protocols and algorithms involved for Lustre version 1.6 source code base. More importantly, it tries to explain how various components interconnect with each other and function as a system. Portions of this report are based on discussions with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Lustre Center of Excellence team members and portions of it are based on our own understanding of how the code works. We, as the authors team bare all responsibilities for all errors and omissions in this document. We can only hope it helps current and future Lustre users and Lustre code developers as much as it helped us understanding the Lustre source code and its internal workings.

Wang, Feiyi [ORNL; Oral, H Sarp [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Drokin, Oleg [ORNL; Wang, Di [ORNL; Huang, He [ORNL

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings Engineering Distributed Objects  

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-18, 1999 Edited by Wolfgang Emmerich Volker Gruhn #12;#12;Table of Contents Introduction Wolfgang Emmerich;#12;Engineering Distributed Objects (EDO 99) Introduction Wolfgang Emmerich Dept. of Computer Science University College London London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom w.emmerich@cs.ucl.ac.uk Volker Gruhn Informatik 10 Universit

Emmerich, Wolfgang

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Functional Objects Matthias Felleisen  

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. (1993) Favor immutability. (2001) Use value objects when possible. (2001) #12;The Problem · UFO · an anti-UFO battery · a bunch of shots #12;OO Analysis World of UFOs UFO AUP Shot Shot Shot * * * fire hit Events (Clock, Mouse, Keys) move #12;OO Design UFO World AUP Shot UFO Shot Shot * * * * Events #12;class

Strickland, Stevie

77

Mechanistic understanding of microbial desulfurization  

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The increasing global levels of sulfur content in crude oil have motivated the development of alternate desulfurization technologies. Microbial desulfurization or biodesulfurization (BDS) has gained interest due to the ...

Abn-Fuentes, Andrs

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Stirling engine loss - understanding results  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

For several years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other US Government agencies have been funding experimental and analytical efforts to improve the understanding of Stirling thermodynamic losses. NASA`s objective is to improve Stirling engine design capability to support the development of new engines for space power. An overview of these efforts was last given at the 1988 IECEC. Recent results of this research are reviewed.

Tew, R.C.; Thieme, L.G.; Dudenhoefer, J.E.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ  

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The available scientific data suggest that existing technologies and procedures can improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a manner that significantly increases productivity and health. While there is considerable uncertainty in the estimates of the magnitudes of productivity gains that may be obtained, the projected gains are very large. For the U.S., the estimated potential annual savings and productivity gains are $6 to $14 billion from reduced respiratory disease, $2 to $4 billion from reduced allergies and asthma, $10 to $30 billion from reduced sick building syndrome symptoms, and $20 to $160 billion from direct improvements in worker performance that are unrelated to health. Productivity gains that are quantified and demonstrated could serve as a strong stimulus for energy efficiency measures that simultaneously improve the indoor environment.

Fisk, William J.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Filter Design: Gain Analysis and Tolerance Analysis  

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OPTICAL FILTER DESIGN: GAIN ANALYSIS AND TOLERANCE ANALYSIS A Thesis by VIVEK VANDRASI Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 2010 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering OPTICAL FILTER DESIGN: GAIN ANALYSIS AND TOLERANCE ANALYSIS A Thesis by VIVEK VANDRASI Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements...

Vandrasi, Vivek

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM ASSESSMENT PLAN Program Learning Objectives  

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education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental20 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM ASSESSMENT PLAN Program Learning Objectives of mathematics, science, and engineering (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well

Cantlon, Jessica F.

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To understand the cognitive processes involved with probability judgment, decision making, and choice, to explore the implications these processes for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and choice, to explore the implications these processes for understanding real-world decision makingObjective To understand the cognitive processes involved with probability judgment, decision making at understanding the cognitive processes underlying diagnostic hypothesis generation and human judgment

Dougherty, Michael

83

Using Numerical Simulations to Gain Insight into the Structure of Superbubbles  

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Recent high resolution observations of Galactic superbubbles have motivated us to re-examine several classes of superbubble models. We compare three classes of hydrodynamic models (the Kompaneets approximation, the thin shell model, and numerical simulations) in order to understand the structure of superbubbles and to gain insight into observations. In particular, we apply models to the W4 superbubble, which has been observed in the Pilot project of the arcminute resolution Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (Normandeau et al. 1996). Magnetohydrodynamic simulations are also performed and point the way to a fuller understanding of the W4 superbubble. We suggest that the highly collimated bubble and apparent lack of a Rayleigh-Taylor instability in the superbubble shell can be explained by the presence of a magnetic field.

Philip T. Komljenovic; Shantanu Basu; Doug Johnstone

1999-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Gain Based Dimensionality Selection for Classifying Text Documents  

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Selecting the optimal dimensions for various knowledge extraction applications is an essential component of data mining. Dimensionality selection techniques are utilized in classification applications to increase the classification accuracy and reduce the computational complexity. In text classification, where the dimensionality of the dataset is extremely high, dimensionality selection is even more important. This paper presents a novel, genetic algorithm based methodology, for dimensionality selection in text mining applications that utilizes information gain. The presented methodology uses information gain of each dimension to change the mutation probability of chromosomes dynamically. Since the information gain is calculated a priori, the computational complexity is not affected. The presented method was tested on a specific text classification problem and compared with conventional genetic algorithm based dimensionality selection. The results show an improvement of 3% in the true positives and 1.6% in the true negatives over conventional dimensionality selection methods.

Dumidu Wijayasekara; Milos Manic; Miles McQueen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

High-frequency absorption and gain in superlattices: Semiquasistatic approach  

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We consider a generation and an amplification of THz radiation in semiconductor superlattices under the action of microwave pump field. Electrons belonging to a single miniband of the superlattice interact quasistatically with the pump field and dynamically with a signal THz field. Within this semiquasistic approach we derive elegant difference formulas describing absorption (gain) of the weak THz signal. We present an instructive geometric interpretation of the absorption formulas which allows a search of optimum conditions for the gain employing only a simple qualitative analysis. Our theoretical findings contribute to the development of sources and detectors of THz radiation that are using nonlinear electric properties of semiconductor superlattices.

A. V. Shorokhov; K. N. Alekseev

2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Regional Economic Growth in IndiaUnderstanding Regional Economic Growth in India Understanding Regional Economic  

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Understanding Regional Economic Growth in IndiaUnderstanding Regional Economic Growth in India Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India* Jeffrey D. Sachs Director The Earth Institute at Columbia_ramiah@yahoo.co.uk Asian Economic Papers 1:3 © 2002 The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Massachusetts

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active life gained Sample Search Results  

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ues. Inverting Gain As with voltage-feedback op amps, the ratio of the feedback... resistor to the gain-setting resistor determines the voltage gain in current-feedback op amp...

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Reliability Gain of Network Coding in Lossy Wireless Networks  

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Reliability Gain of Network Coding in Lossy Wireless Networks Majid Ghaderi Department of Computer that network coding improves network reliability by reducing the number of packet retransmissions in lossy networks. However, the extent of the reliability benefit of network coding is not known. This paper

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Design of a variable gain amplifier for an ultrawideband receiver  

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and the analog VGA is formed by a digital-to-analog converter and an exponential voltage generator. The gain of the VGA varies dB-linearly from 0 to 52 dB with respect to the control voltage. The VGA is operated in open loop with a bandwidth greater than 500 MHz...

Krishnanji, Sivasankari

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized solar load ratio correlation for direct gain buildings  

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A generalized solar load ratio correlation has been developed for direct gain buildings by generating relationships between the correlation parameters and two fundamental design parameters. The first design parameter is the steady state conductance of the solar aperture, U/sub c/. The second is the effective heat capacity of the solar zone, EHC.

Wray, W.O.; Best, E.D.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 INTRODUCTION Alternative energy sources have increasingly gained  

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1 INTRODUCTION Alternative energy sources have increasingly gained the interest for governments it is required, is a major concern for alternative energy systems. Profits and environmental benefits, research institutes, academia, and industry in order to advance the penetration of sustainable energy

Sandborn, Peter

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Gain effect waveguide optical amplifiers for Si microphotonics  

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(cont.) Er-based gain. We reported the first infrared photoluminescence PL study of Er?O? and found a 7 ms lifetime at 4 K, attributed to a metastable FCC or HCP phase. We showed the thermodynamically stable BCC crystal ...

Saini, Sajan, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extractive Institutions and Gains From Trade: Evidence from Colonial Africa  

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. First, because of the low population densities of French Africa and the high cost of labor rela- tive (2013) tests this hypothesis in the African context showing that lower population density is correlatedExtractive Institutions and Gains From Trade: Evidence from Colonial Africa Federico Tadei A common

Faraon, Andrei

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PiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost  

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Petroleum Institute that, if constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will generatePiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the ConstruCtion of Keystone XL a rePort by Corne, and Induced) Jobs from Keystone XL 26 KXL Will Have Minor Impact on Unemployment Levels 27 Four Ways Keystone

Danforth, Bryan Nicholas

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U-178: VMware vMA Library Loading Error Lets Local Users Gain...  

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

Buffer Overflow and Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges U-094: EMC Documentum Content Server Lets Local Administrative Users Gain Elevated Privileges...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptive gain integrating Sample Search...  

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is based on a hybrid combination of gain scheduling, B- spline... combination of gain scheduling, B-spline approximation, variable structure control and integral control... the...

97

Understanding the Irradiation Behavior of Zirconium Carbide  

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Zirconium carbide (ZrC) is being considered for utilization in high-temperature gas-cooled reactor fuels in deep-burn TRISO fuel. Zirconium carbide possesses a cubic B1-type crystal structure with a high melting point, exceptional hardness, and good thermal and electrical conductivities. The use of ZrC as part of the TRISO fuel requires a thorough understanding of its irradiation response. However, the radiation effects on ZrC are still poorly understood. The majority of the existing research is focused on the radiation damage phenomena at higher temperatures (>450{degree}C) where many fundamental aspects of defect production and kinetics cannot be easily distinguished. Little is known about basic defect formation, clustering, and evolution of ZrC under irradiation, although some atomistic simulation and phenomenological studies have been performed. Such detailed information is needed to construct a model describing the microstructural evolution in fast-neutron irradiated materials that will be of great technological importance for the development of ZrC- based fuel. The goal of the proposed project is to gain fundamental understanding of the radiation-induced defect formation in zirconium carbide and irradiation response (ZrC) by using a combination of state-of-the-art experimental methods and atomistic modeling. This project will combine (1) in situ ion irradiation at a specialized facility at a national laboratory, (2) controlled temperature proton irradiation on bulk samples, and (3) atomistic modeling to gain a fundamental understanding of defect formation in ZrC. The proposed project will cover the irradiation temperatures from cryogenic temperature to as high as 800{degree}C, and dose ranges from 0.1 to 100 dpa. The examination of this wide range of temperatures and doses allows us to obtain an experimental data set that can be effectively used to exercise and benchmark the computer calculations of defect properties. Combining the examination of radiation-induced microstructures mapped spatially and temporally, microstructural evolution during post-irradiation annealing, and atomistic modeling of defect formation and transport energetics will provide new, critical understanding about property changes in ZrC. The behavior of materials under irradiation is determined by the balance between damage production, defect clustering, and lattice response. In order to predict those effects at high temperatures so targeted testing can be expanded and extrapolated beyond the known database, it is necessary to determine the defect energetics and mobilities as these control damage accumulation and annealing. In particular, low-temperature irradiations are invaluable for determining the regions of defect mobility. Computer simulation techniques are particularly useful for identifying basic defect properties, especially if closely coupled with a well-constructed and complete experimental database. The close coupling of calculation and experiment in this project will provide mutual benchmarking and allow us to glean a deeper understanding of the irradiation response of ZrC, which can then be applied to the prediction of its behavior in reactor conditions.

Motta, Arthur; Sridharan, Kumar; Morgan, Dane; Szlufarska, Izabela

2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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UCSD Stroke Fellowship Goals and Objectives GOALS AND OBJECTIVES  

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UCSD Stroke Fellowship Goals and Objectives GOALS AND OBJECTIVES During the one-year training of clinical situation related to stroke. The overall objective for our Vascular Neurology fellowship training and prevention. 2. Management of critically-ill cerebrovascular patients, such as those with ischemic stroke

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Object Closure Conversion * Neal Glew  

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of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object closure conversio* *n Object Closure Conversion * Neal into closed code and auxiliary data* * structures. Closure conversion has been extensively studied

Glew, Neal

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Radio interferometric gain calibration as a complex optimization problem  

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Recent developments in optimization theory have extended some traditional algorithms for least-squares optimization of real-valued functions (Gauss-Newton, Levenberg-Marquardt, etc.) into the domain of complex functions of a complex variable. This employs a formalism called the Wirtinger derivative, and derives a full-complex Jacobian counterpart to the conventional real Jacobian. We apply these developments to the problem of radio interferometric gain calibration, and show how the general complex Jacobian formalism, when combined with conventional optimization approaches, yields a whole new family of calibration algorithms, including those for the polarized and direction-dependent gain regime. We further extend the Wirtinger calculus to an operator-based matrix calculus for describing the polarized calibration regime. Using approximate matrix inversion results in computationally efficient implementations; we show that some recently proposed calibration algorithms such as StefCal and peeling can be understood...

Smirnov, Oleg

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation-induced gain degradation in lateral PNP BJTs with lightly and heavily doped emitters  

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Ionizing radiation may cause failures in ICs due to gain degradation of individual devices. The base current of irradiated bipolar devices increases with total dose, while the collector current remains relatively constant. This results in a decrease in the current gain. Lateral PNP (LPNP) transistors typically exhibit more degradation than vertical PNP devices at the same total dose, and have been blamed as the cause of early IC failures at low dose rates. It is important to understand the differences in total-dose response between devices with heavily- and lightly-doped emitters in order to compare different technologies and evaluate the applicability of proposed low-dose-rate hardness-assurance methods. This paper addresses these differences by comparing two different LPNP devices from the same process: one with a heavily-doped emitter and one with a lightly-doped emitter. Experimental results demonstrate that the lightly-doped devices are more sensitive to ionizing radiation and simulations illustrate that increased recombination on the emitter side of the junction is responsible for the higher sensitivity.

Wu, A. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Schrimpf, R.D. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States); Pease, R.L. [RLP Research, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kosier, S.L. [VTC Inc., Bloomington, MN (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Work and energy gain of heat-pumped quantized amplifiers  

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We investigate heat-pumped single-mode amplifiers of quantized fields in high-Q cavities based on non-inverted two-level systems. Their power generation is shown to crucially depend on the capacity of the quantum state of the field to accumulate useful work. By contrast, the energy gain of the field is shown to be insensitive to its quantum state. Analogies and differences with masers are explored.

David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky; Robert Alicki; Gershon Kurizki

2013-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

103

Gaining Top Management Support for Energy Conservation Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

GAINING TOP MANAGEMENT SUPPORT FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS W. F. Kenney Exxon Chemical Company Florham Park, New Jersey ABSTRACT Sometimes seemingly attractive energy con 1 have attempted to generalize these considerations servation... in your efforts. References [1] W. F. Kenney, IECTC 1983 "Some Observations I on Energy Efficiency and Capital Costs." 17 ESL-IE-84-04-04 Proceedings from the Sixth Annual Industrial Energy Technology Conference Volume I, Houston, TX, April 15...

Kenney, W. F.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation via incoherent pump field  

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We investigate the dispersion and the absorption properties of a weak probe field in a three-level Lambda-type atomic system. We use just an incoherent field for controlling the group velocity of light. It is shown that the slope of dispersion changes from positive to negative just with changing the intensity of the indirect incoherent pumping field. Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation appears in this system. No laser field is used in the pumping processes.

M. Mahmoudi; S. Worya Rabiei; L. Safari; M. Sahrai

2008-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

105

A very high frequency CMOS Variable Gain Amplifier  

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of the VGA output signal . . . . . . . . . 80 Bandwidth with different frequency compensation circuits bias current at 22dB gain setting. . . 84 XIV VGA comparison . . . 88 LIST OF FIGURE FIGURE I 2", 3 and 4'" order sigma-delta modulator SNR vs. input... level . . . . Page 2 Block diagram of a direct conversion receiver. 3 Single transistor transconductor 4 Differential pair 5 Source degeneration amplifier. 6 Four-quadrant multiplier basic architectures . . . . . . . . 10 7 Multiplier as a...

Tan, Siang Tong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

106

High gain preamplifier based on optical parametric amplification  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-gain preamplifier based on optical parametric amplification. A first nonlinear crystal is operatively connected to a second nonlinear crystal. A first beam relay telescope is operatively connected to a second beam relay telescope, to the first nonlinear crystal, and to the second nonlinear crystal. A first harmonic beamsplitter is operatively connected to a second harmonic beamsplitter, to the first nonlinear crystal, to the second nonlinear crystal, to the first beam relay telescope, and to the second beam relay telescope.

Jovanovic, Igor; Bonner, Randal A.

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

107

Incremental cooling load determination for passive direct gain heating systems  

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This paper examines the applicability of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) full load compressor hour method for predicting the cooling load increase in a residence, attributable to direct gain passive heating systems. The NAHB method predictions are compared with the results of 200 hour-by-hour simulations using BLAST and the two methods show reasonable agreement. The degree of agreement and the limitations of the NAHB method are discussed.

Sullivan, P.W.; Mahone, D.; Fuller, W.; Gruber, J.; Kammerud, R.; Place, W.; Andersson, B.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Spatially Similar Practice Immediately Following Motor Sequence Learning Eliminates Offline Gains  

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early during motor sequence learning but highlight the sensitivity of offline gains to task practice order....

Handa, Atul

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

109

Utilizing object-object and object-scene context when planning to find things  

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In this paper, our goal is to search for a novel object, where we have a prior map of the environment and knowledge of some of the objects in it, but no information about the location of the specific novel object. We develop ...

Kollar, Thomas Fleming

110

Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials  

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Understanding solar energy collection materials Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of...

111

Understanding and Improving Software Productivity  

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Understanding and Improving Software Productivity Walt Scacchi Institute for Software Research;2 Introduction What affects software productivity? Software productivity has been one of the most studied aspects of software engineering Goal: review sample of empirical studies of software productivity

Scacchi, Walt

112

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Ferng, Jennifer Hsiao-Mei

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT OF MY ADVISOR? Assistance in understanding the purposes,  

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WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT OF MY ADVISOR? Assistance in understanding the purposes, opportunities Colleges and Schools if I wish to gain more knowledge or change to one of them. WHAT SHOULD MY ADVISOR will explain to my Advisor any special circumstances that might impact on my academics, e.g. athletics

Arnold, Jonathan

114

FOUNDATION REVENUE OBJECT CODES LSU Foundation Revenue Object Codes  

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FOUNDATION REVENUE OBJECT CODES 4 page 1 LSU Foundation Revenue Object Codes 0F00 Foundation - Balance Forward 0F01 Foundation - Other Contributions 0F02 Foundation - State of Louisiana 0F03 Foundation - Corporate Contributions 0F04 Foundation - Corporate Match Contributions 0F05 Foundation - Individual

Harms, Kyle E.

115

Allowing Atomic Objects to Coexist with Sequentially Consistent Objects  

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) sequential consistency orders all write operations, while causal consistency does not require to order the operations on all the concurrent objects be totally ordered in such a way that each read operation obtains the last value written into the corresponding object. They differ in the meaning of the word "last

Roy, Matthieu

116

Objective-First Nanophotonic Design  

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We introduce an "objective-first" strategy for designing nanophotonic devices, and we demonstrate the design of nanophotonic coupler, cloak, and mimic devices.

Jesse Lu; Jelena Vuckovic

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

117

Object Closure Conversion Cornell University  

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that a direct formulation of object closure conversion is interesting and gives further insight into generalObject Closure Conversion Neal Glew Cornell University 24 August 1999 Abstract An integral part of implementing functional languages is closure conversion--the process of converting code with free variables

Glew, Neal

118

OnObject : programming of physical objects for gestural interaction  

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Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have fueled our imagination about the future of computational user experience by coupling physical objects and activities with digital information. Despite their conceptual popularity, TUIs ...

Chung, Keywon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

The core legion object model  

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The Legion project at the University of Virginia is an architecture for designing and building system services that provide the illusion of a single virtual machine to users, a virtual machine that provides secure shared object and shared name spaces, application adjustable fault-tolerance, improved response time, and greater throughput. Legion targets wide area assemblies of workstations, supercomputers, and parallel supercomputers, Legion tackles problems not solved by existing workstation based parallel processing tools; the system will enable fault-tolerance, wide area parallel processing, inter-operability, heterogeneity, a single global name space, protection, security, efficient scheduling, and comprehensive resource management. This paper describes the core Legion object model, which specifies the composition and functionality of Legion`s core objects-those objects that cooperate to create, locate, manage, and remove objects in the Legion system. The object model facilitates a flexible extensible implementation, provides a single global name space, grants site autonomy to participating organizations, and scales to millions of sites and trillions of objects.

Lewis, M.; Grimshaw, A. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

120

Children's Understanding of Animal Minds  

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This paper examines the development of childrens understanding of animals minds and mental capabilities over two experiments. Experiment 1 modified standard false-belief and discrepant-desire tasks in two age-groups (3-4 and 7-8 years) to test...

Collins, Timothy

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

USOSP Agreement MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  

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USO­SP Agreement USO ­ SP MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING on UTRECHT ­ STOCKHOLM ­ OSLO COLLABORATION IN SOLAR PHYSICS CONSIDERING that ­ the Solar Physics group of the Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht, Faculteit Natuur- en Ster- renkunde, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands (henceforth abbreviated

Rutten, Rob

122

Understanding and Attributing Climate Change  

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9 Understanding and Attributing Climate Change Coordinating Lead Authors: Gabriele C. Hegerl (USA. Nicholls, J.E. Penner and P.A. Stott, 2007: Under- standing and Attributing Climate Change. In: Climate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M

Box, Jason E.

123

Environmental Science and Resource Management Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives  

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Environmental Science and Resource Management Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives Students completing the B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management will have the following: KNOWLEDGE SETS and environmental ethics. · Understand application of ecosystem and social concepts along the urban to wildland

Anderson, Richard

124

Electrical and Optical Gain Lever Effects in InGaAs Double Quantum Well Diode Lasers  

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In multisection laser diodes, the amplitude or frequency modulation (AM or FM) efficiency can be improved using the gain lever effect. To study gain lever, InGaAs double quantum well (DQW) edge emitting lasers have been fabricated with integrated passive waveguides and dual sections providing a range of split ratios from 1:1 to 9:1. Both the electrical and the optical gain lever have been examined. An electrical gain lever with greater than 7 dB enhancement of AM efficiency was achieved within the range of appropriate DC biasing currents, but this gain dropped rapidly outside this range. We observed a 4 dB gain in the optical AM efficiency under non-ideal biasing conditions. This value agreed with the measured gain for the electrical AM efficiency under similar conditions. We also examined the gain lever effect under large signal modulation for digital logic switching applications. To get a useful gain lever for optical gain quenched logic, a long control section is needed to preserve the gain lever strength and a long interaction length between the input optical signal and the lasing field of the diode must be provided. The gain lever parameter space has been fully characterized and validated against numerical simulations of a semi-3D hybrid beam propagation method (BPM) model for the coupled electron-photon rate equation. We find that the optical gain lever can be treated using the electrical injection model, once the absorption in the sample is known.

Pocha, M D; Goddard, L L; Bond, T C; Nikolic, R J; Vernon, S P; Kallman, J S; Behymer, E M

2007-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

125

Social networks for lonely objects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Visions of ubiquitous computing describe a network of devices that quietly supports human goals, but this may also add complexity to an already frustrating relationship between humans and their electronic objects. As we ...

Kestner, John Anthony

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Motor Vehicle Record Procedure Objective  

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Motor Vehicle Record Procedure Objective Outline the procedure for obtaining motor vehicle record (MVR) through Fleet Services. Vehicle Operator Policy 3. Operators with 7 or more points on their motor vehicle record

Kirschner, Denise

127

Renewable and Recycled Energy Objective  

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In March 2007, the North Dakota enacted legislation (H.B. 1506) establishing an ''objective'' that 10% of all retail electricity sold in the state be obtained from renewable energy and recycled...

128

Progress on achieving the ICF conditions needed for high gain  

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Progress during the past two years has moved us much closer to demonstrating the scientific and technological requirements for high gain ICF in the laboratory. This progress has been made possible by operating at the third harmonic of 1..mu..m light which dramatically reduces concern about hot electrons and by advances in diagnostics such as 100 ps x-ray framing cameras which greatly increase the data available from each experiment. Making use of many of these new capabilities, major improvements in confinement conditions have been achieved for ICF implosions. In particular, in an optimized hohlraum on Nova, radiation driven implosions with convergence ratio in excess of 30 (volume compression /approximately/3 /times/ 10/sup 4/) have performed essentially as predicted by spherical implosion calculations. This paper presents these results as well as examples of advances in several other areas and discusses the implications for the future of ICF with lasers and heavy ion beam drivers. 8 refs., 10 figs.

Lindl, J.D.

1988-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

129

Relative Gain Monitoring of the GlueX Calorimeters  

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The relative gain of the photodetectors for the GlueX Barrel and Forward calorimeters will be monitored using modular LED driver systems. The BCAL system consists of a global controller that feeds power, bias voltage and trigger signals to 96 local controllers situated at the ends of the 48 BCAL modules, which drive 40 LEDs associated with the 40 light guides at the end of each module. The FCAL system consists also of a global controller, a local controller for each acrylic quadrant covering the face of the FCAL, and ten 4-LED pulser boards per local controller connected in a star configuration along the edges of the acrylic panes. The respective systems are currently being installed on the detectors and their tested performance is presented herein.

Anassontzis, Efstratios G. [JLAB/National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Ioannou, P. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Kourkoumelis, C. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Vasileiadis, G. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Voulgaris, G. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Kappos, E. [Symmetron Electronic Applications, Gerakas (Greece); Beattie, T. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Krueger, S. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Lolos, G. J. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Papandreou, Z. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Semenov, A. Yu. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Frye, John M. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Leckey, John P. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Shepherd, Matt [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Bogart, T. [JLAB/CNU, Newport News, VA (United States); Lawrence, David W. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Smith, Elton S. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States)

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Detection of a concealed object  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to determine if a clothed individual is carrying a suspicious, concealed object. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual through interrogation with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range. In one form, image data corresponding to intensity of reflected radiation and differential depth of the reflecting surface is received and processed to detect the suspicious, concealed object.

Keller, Paul E [Richland, WA; Hall, Thomas E [Kennewick, WA; McMakin, Douglas L [Richland, WA

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

131

Detection of a concealed object  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to determine if a clothed individual is carrying a suspicious, concealed object. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual through interrogation with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range. In one form, image data corresponding to intensity of reflected radiation and differential depth of the reflecting surface is received and processed to detect the suspicious, concealed object.

Keller, Paul E. (Richland, WA); Hall, Thomas E. (Kennewick, WA); McMakin, Douglas L. (Richland, WA)

2008-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

132

E-Print Network 3.0 - annual weight gain Sample Search Results  

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3 4 5 6 7 8 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 x 10 -3 Lag (trials) RegressionWeight... on effective Gain Landscape The optimal strategy, maximizing expected gain, requires the subject to shift... of...

133

T-671: Red Hat system-config-firewall Lets Local Users Gain Root...  

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

1: Red Hat system-config-firewall Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges T-671: Red Hat system-config-firewall Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges July 19, 2011 - 2:42pm Addthis...

134

40 ELR 11106 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 11-2010 Gaining Ground: Wetlands,  

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40 ELR 11106 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 11-2010 Gaining Ground: Wetlands, Hurricanes .5% dis- count rate). Marine waters, wetlands, swamps, agricultural lands, and forests provide natural goods and services . The 1 . David Batker et al ., Gaining Ground: Wetlands, Hurricanes

Vermont, University of

135

STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF LOGARITHMIC FUNCTION ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

be treated as both a process and an object at the same time, and that it is the ability to deal with this dual ... with notation that gives a clear rule for what to do with an input value (Hurwitz, 1999). For example, f(x) ... logarithm as a function output.

Rachael Kenney

2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

136

Investigation of spectrally broad gain multiple-width quantum well material for colliding pulse  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and MWQW devices, are shown in Fig. 1. At zero net modal gain, confined material gain is equal just below 1:5 kA cm?2 ; the net modal gain contribution is zero at 1560 nm, corresponding contributed to the zero net modal gain before the narrow wells at a current density of 2­3 kA cm?2 : The 6

137

Room temperature broadband terahertz gains in graphene heterostructures based on inter-layer radiative transitions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We exploit inter-layer radiative transitions to provide gains to amplify terahertz waves in graphene heterostructures. This is achieved by properly doping graphene sheets and aligning their energy bands so that the processes of stimulated emissions can overwhelm absorptions. We derive an expression for the gain estimation and show the gain is insensitive to temperature variation. Moreover, the gain is broadband and can be strong enough to compensate the free carrier loss, indicating graphene based room temperature terahertz lasers are feasible.

Tang, Linlong [Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology, College of Physics and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China); Chongqing institute of green and intelligent technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, 401122 (China); Du, Jinglei, E-mail: dujl@scu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology, College of Physics and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China); Shi, Haofei, E-mail: shi@cigit.ac.cn; Wei, Dongshan; Du, Chunlei, E-mail: cldu@cigit.ac.cn [Chongqing institute of green and intelligent technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, 401122 (China)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

138

EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Continuing the Trend: The Brain Gain  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Continuing the Trend: The Brain Gain of the Newcomers Fellow, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality #12;Brain Gain 2010 i Report Reviewers: Neil Linscheid Scott Chazdon Continuing the Trend: The Brain Gain of the Newcomers A GENERATIONAL

Minnesota, University of

139

Appropriate Realisation of MIMO Gain-Scheduled Controllers W.E. Leithead  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Appropriate Realisation of MIMO Gain-Scheduled Controllers D.J.Leith W.E. Leithead Department characteristics of a controller designed by the gain-scheduling approach can be strongly dependent realisations for general MIMO gain-scheduled controllers. An extended local linear equivalence condition

Duffy, Ken

140

Interpolated versus Polytopic Gain Scheduling Control Laws for Fin/Rudder Roll Stabilisation of Ships  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Interpolated versus Polytopic Gain Scheduling Control Laws for Fin/Rudder Roll Stabilisation be done through the use of gain-scheduling (GS) control law. In this study, a GS-control law is obtained and a desired stabilisation quality factor. Gain scheduling is a way to obtain parameter dependent controllers

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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141

Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas Program Objectives Program Objectives High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP) Program Objectives Support the U.S. scientific...

142

Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

National Laser Users' Facility Grant Program Program Objectives Program Objectives National Laser Users' Facility Grant Program Objectives The primary purpose of the National...

143

06241 Abstracts Collection Human Motion -Understanding, Modeling,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

06241 Abstracts Collection Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Summary Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Workshop Reinhard Klette 06241 Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Workshop "Theoretical

144

Acoustic Characterization of Mesoscale Objects  

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This report describes the science and engineering performed to provide state-of-the-art acoustic capabilities for nondestructively characterizing mesoscale (millimeter-sized) objects--allowing micrometer resolution over the objects entire volume. Materials and structures used in mesoscale objects necessitate the use of (1) GHz acoustic frequencies and (2) non-contacting laser generation and detection of acoustic waves. This effort demonstrated that acoustic methods at gigahertz frequencies have the necessary penetration depth and spatial resolution to effectively detect density discontinuities, gaps, and delaminations. A prototype laser-based ultrasonic system was designed and built. The system uses a micro-chip laser for excitation of broadband ultrasonic waves with frequency components reaching 1.0 GHz, and a path-stabilized Michelson interferometer for detection. The proof-of-concept for mesoscale characterization is demonstrated by imaging a micro-fabricated etched pattern in a 70 {micro}m thick silicon wafer.

Chinn, D; Huber, R; Chambers, D; Cole, G; Balogun, O; Spicer, J; Murray, T

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

145

Object technology: A white paper  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Object-Oriented Technology (OOT), although not a new paradigm, has recently been prominently featured in the trade press and even general business publications. Indeed, the promises of object technology are alluring: the ability to handle complex design and engineering information through the full manufacturing production life cycle or to manipulate multimedia information, and the ability to improve programmer productivity in creating and maintaining high quality software. Groups at a number of the DOE facilities have been exploring the use of object technology for engineering, business, and other applications. In this white paper, the technology is explored thoroughly and compared with previous means of developing software and storing databases of information. Several specific projects within the DOE Complex are described, and the state of the commercial marketplace is indicated.

Jordan, S.R.; Arrowood, L.F.; Cain, W.D.; Stephens, W.M.; Vickers, B.D.

1992-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

146

Sandia National Laboratories: Understanding Seasonal Effects...  

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Modeling & SimulationUnderstanding Seasonal Effects of WEC Operation using the SNL-SWAN Wave Model Application Understanding Seasonal Effects of WEC Operation using the SNL-SWAN...

147

Secretary Bodman, Johanns Announce Memorandum of Understanding...  

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

Johanns Announce Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Hydrogen Development from Biomass Secretary Bodman, Johanns Announce Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Hydrogen...

148

Hermeneutics: From Textual Explication to Computer Understanding?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hermeneutics, a branch of continental European philosophy concerned with human understanding and the interpretation of written texts, offers insights that may contribute to the understanding of meaning, translation, ...

Mallery, John C.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Memorandum of Understanding | Department of Energy  

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

Between The Department Of The Navy And The Department of Energy And the Department of Agriculture Memorandum of Understanding Memorandum of understanding between DOE and NGLIA...

150

Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Coordination in Federal...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Coordination in Federal Agency Review of Electric Transmission Facilities on Federal Land, October 23, 2009 Memorandum of Understanding...

151

Remote imaging of concealed objects  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Optical detection of objects hidden behind opaque screening layers is a challenging problem. We demonstrate an optically detected echographic-like method that combines collimated acoustic and laser beams. The acoustic waves cross the screening layers and their back-reflection from the hidden objects is detected through the analysis of a dynamic laser speckle pattern created at the outer surface of the screening layer. Real-time remote detection of moving targets 15 meters away, with a few mm resolutions is demonstrated using a very sensitive camera detection scheme.

Lev, Aner, E-mail: lev@soreq.gov.il; Sfez, Bruno, E-mail: lev@soreq.gov.il [Soreq NRC, Yavne, 81800 (Israel)

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

152

Measuring and Understanding Memory Bandwidth  

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153

GAiN: Distributed Array Computation with Python  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Scientific computing makes use of very large, multidimensional numerical arrays - typically, gigabytes to terabytes in size - much larger than can fit on even the largest single compute node. Such arrays must be distributed across a "cluster" of nodes. Global Arrays is a cluster-based software system from Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that enables an efficient, portable, and parallel shared-memory programming interface to manipulate these arrays. Written in and for the C and FORTRAN programming languages, it takes advantage of high-performance cluster interconnections to allow any node in the cluster to access data on any other node very rapidly. The "numpy" module is the de facto standard for numerical calculation in the Python programming language, a language whose use is growing rapidly in the scientific and engineering communities. numpy provides a powerful N-dimensional array class as well as other scientific computing capabilities. However, like the majority of the core Python modules, numpy is inherently serial. Our system, GAiN (Global Arrays in NumPy), is a parallel extension to Python that accesses Global Arrays through numpy. This allows parallel processing and/or larger problem sizes to be harnessed almost transparently within new or existing numpy programs.

Daily, Jeffrey A.

2009-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

154

Enhancing optical gains in Si nanocrystals via hydrogenation and cerium ion doping  

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We report optical gain enhancements in Si nanocrystals (Si-NCs) via hydrogenation and Ce{sup 3+} ion doping. Variable stripe length technique was used to obtain gains. At 0.3?W/cm{sup 2} pumping power density of pulsed laser, net gains were observed together with gain enhancements after hydrogenation and/or Ce{sup 3+} ion doping; gains after loss corrections were between 89.52 and 341.95?cm{sup ?1}; and the photoluminescence (PL) lifetime was found to decrease with the increasing gain enhancement. At 0.04?W/cm{sup 2} power density, however, no net gain was found and the PL lifetime increased with the increasing PL enhancement. The results were discussed according to stimulated and spontaneous excitation and de-excitation mechanisms of Si-NCs.

Wang, Dong-Chen; Li, Yan-Li; Song, Sheng-Chi; Guo, Wen-Ping; Lu, Ming, E-mail: minglu55@fudan.edu.cn [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, and Shanghai Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing Engineering Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Chen, Jia-Rong [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, and Shanghai Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing Engineering Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); School of Information Engineering, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang 550025 (China)

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

155

Using perturbation theory to understand the two body problem in general relativity  

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Binary systems composed of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) radiate gravitational waves (GWs). The prospect of detecting these GWs using ground and space based experiments has made it imperative to understand ...

Adhyam Sundararajan, Pranesh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

REUSABLE LEARNING OBJECTS (RLOs) INSTRUCTOR  

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and Water Science Department, University of Florida, 2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290, Gainesville, FL: An Reusable Learning Object (RLO) is a small digital learning unit that can be reused, scaled, and shared be selected from the following disciplines: Environmental sciences (including soil, water, climate, policy

Ma, Lena

157

Neural Representations for Object Perception  

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and Charles E. Connor2 1 School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT will depend on more effective sampling of the object domain and direct comparison of these competing that visual motion is represented by populations of neurons tuned for direction and speed in areas MT (middle

Kourtzi, Zoe

158

Melting Objects M. W. Jones  

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both thermal flow and the latent heat during the phase change. The mechanism for energy transfer. The underlying objects are constructed using Volume Graphics modelling techniques (specifically voxelization graphics is to provide methods for creating visually realistic imagery of nat- ural phenomenon. A great

Jones, Mark W.

159

Understanding energy consumption: Beyond technology and economics  

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This paper summarizes two years of efforts among a cross-disciplinary group of senior researchers to bring social and cultural perspectives to modeling of household energy consumption. The work has been organized by the Center for Energy Studies of the University of Geneva. The researchers represent both the physical and social sciences, several institutions and a number of countries. The initiative was based on an acknowledgement of the failure of technical and economic models to explain consumption or more importantly, how consumption patterns change. Technical and economic models most often either ignore social and cultural issues or reduce them to parameters of other variables. An important objective for the Geneva Group has been to engage modelers and social scientists in a dialogue which brings social and cultural context to the fore. The process reveals interesting insights into the frictions of cross-disciplinary interaction and the emergence of new perspectives. Various classical modeling approaches have been discussed and rejected. Gradually, a framework has emerged which says something about the appropriate institutions and actors which contribute to consumption patterns; about how they are related; and finally about how the interinstitutional relationships and the consumption patterns themselves change. A key point of convergence is that a complete understanding of energy end-use will not be possible from an analysis directed at the point of end use alone. The analysis must incorporate what happens inside institutions like manufacturers, retailers, and public policy organizations as well as how those organizations interact with consumers, including media and advertising. Progress towards a better understanding of energy consumption requires a greater engagement of social scientists with these heretofore little explored actors an relationships.

Wilhite, H.; Shove, E.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Chapter XIV A Framework for Understanding  

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be surprised? Is this a major, self-sustaining phenomenon?Thischapterproposesaframework for understanding

Dascalu, Sergiu

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Understanding flavour at the LHC  

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Huge progress in flavour physics has been achieved by the two B-factories and the Tevatron experiments. This progress has, however, deepened the new physics flavour puzzle: If there is new physics at the TeV scale, why aren't flavour changing neutral current processes enhanced by orders of magnitude compared to the standard model predictions? The forthcoming ATLAS and CMS experiments can potentially solve this puzzle. Perhaps even more surprisingly, these experiments can potentially lead to progress in understanding the standard model flavour puzzle: Why is there smallness and hierarchy in the flavour parameters? Thus, a rich and informative flavour program is awaiting us not only in the flavour-dedicated LHCb experiment, but also in the high-pT ATLAS and CMS experiments.

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2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

162

Modeling the Clustering of Objects  

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I review the main steps made so far towards the construction of a (semi) analytical model for describing the growth history of bound virialized objects or haloes in the gravitational instability scenario. I mainly focus on those models relying on the spherical collapse approximation which have led to the most complete description. I insist on the different assumptions of each model and outline their main advantages and shortcomings. The work is divided in two parts: a first one dealing with the theoretical mass function of objects, and a second one dealing with the typical growth times and rates. Particular attention is paid to a new model making the practical distinction between accretion and merger events.

E. Salvador-Sole

1995-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

163

BA Economics and BA Financial Economics Assessment Plan Program Learning Objectives  

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BA Economics and BA Financial Economics ­ Assessment Plan Program Learning Objectives The program will prepare graduates: 1. Understand the "economic way model economic decisions. 3. The ability to analyze historical and current events

Cantlon, Jessica F.

164

Synthesis of superconducting magnesium diboride objects  

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A process to produce magnesium diboride objects from boron objects with a similar form is presented. Boron objects are reacted with magnesium vapor at a predetermined time and temperature to form magnesium diboride objects having a morphology similar to the boron object's original morphology.

Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA); Canfield, Paul C. (Ames, IA); Bud'ko, Sergey L. (Ames, IA); Ostenson, Jerome E. (Ames, IA); Petrovic, Cedomir (Ames, IA); Cunningham, Charles E. (Ames, IA); Lapertot, Gerard (Grenoble, FR)

2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

165

Synthesis Of Superconducting Magnesium Diboride Objects.  

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A process to produce magnesium diboride objects from boron objects with a similar form is presented. Boron objects are reacted with magnesium vapor at a predetermined time and temperature to form magnesium diboride objects having a morphology similar to the boron object's original morphology.

Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA); Canfield, Paul C. (Ames, IA); Bud'ko, Sergey L. (Ames, IA); Ostenson, Jerome E. (Ames, IA); Petrovic, Cedomir (Ames, IA); Cunningham, Charles E. (Ames, IA); Lapertot, Gerard (Grenoble, FR)

2003-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

166

A near infrared organic photodiode with gain at low bias voltage  

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We demonstrate an organic photodiode with near infrared optical response out to about 1100 run with a gain of {approx}10 at 1000 run under 5V reverse bias. The diodes employ a soluble naphthalocyanine with a peak absorption coefficient of {approx}10{sup 5} cm{sup -1} at 1000 nm. In contrast to most organic photodiodes, no exciton dissociating material is used. At zero bias, the diodes are inefficient with an external quantum efficiency of {approx} 10{sup -2}. In reverse bias, large gain occurs and is linear with bias voltage above 4V. The observed gain is consistent with a photoconductive gain mechanism.

Campbell, Ian H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crone, Brian K [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

E-Print Network 3.0 - antipsychotic-induced weight gain Sample...  

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movement disorders (AIMDs) have been collectively known as extrapyramidal syndromes (EPS... seen with typical antipsychotics (e.g., weight gain, hyperlipidemia, and...

168

E-Print Network 3.0 - antipsychotics-induced weight gain Sample...  

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movement disorders (AIMDs) have been collectively known as extrapyramidal syndromes (EPS... seen with typical antipsychotics (e.g., weight gain, hyperlipidemia, and...

169

Problemstellung "Brain Drain" bzw. "Brain Gain" in der Region Niedersterreich-Mitte.  

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??Die vorliegende Diplomarbeit befasst sich mit dem Thema des Brain Drain und Brain Gain in der Region Niedersterreich Mitte. Unter "Brain Drain" versteht man die (more)

Binder, Paul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

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

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

Tan, Weihong

171

Remixing physical objects through tangible tools  

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In this document we present new tools for remixing physical objects. These tools allow users to copy, edit and manipulate the properties of one or more objects to create a new physical object. We already have these ...

Follmer, Sean (Sean Weston)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Runtime verification of object lifetime specifications  

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This thesis reports on the implementation of a runtime verification system for object lifetime specifications. This system is used to explore and evaluate the expressiveness object lifetime specifications. Object lifetime ...

Benjamin, Zev (Zev A.)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: PROCEDURES FOR ESTIMATING  

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SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: PROCEDURES FOR ESTIMATING that with a drastic simplifying assumption these methods can be used to calculate system solar-optical properties and solar heat gain coefficients for arbitrary glazing systems, while requiring limited data about

174

SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES FOR  

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SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES that with a drastic simplifying assumption these methods can be used to calculate system solar-optical properties and solar heat gain coefficients for arbitrary glazing systems, while requiring limited data about

175

PRODUCTIVITY GAINS IN U.S. FISHERIES . FREDERICK W. BELL AND RICHARD K. KINOSHITA I  

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PRODUCTIVITY GAINS IN U.S. FISHERIES . FREDERICK W. BELL AND RICHARD K. KINOSHITA I ABSTRACT Changes in productivity or annual landings per fisherman help to determine the economic welfare of the fishing industry. Although a study of productivity gains in various U.S. fishing fleets over the last 20

176

A low power, high dynamic-range, broadband variable gain amplifier for an ultra wideband receiver  

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gain steps. The gain control scheme includes fine tuning (2dB/step) by changing the bias voltage of the proposed programmable current mirror, and coarse tuning (14dB/step) by switching on/off the source degeneration resistors in the differential pairs...

Chen, Lin

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

177

Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! DevelopmentStudiesImmersionProgram ACICIS  

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Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! DevelopmentStudiesImmersionProgram ACICIS an internship in Indonesia! © Photograph by James Walsh #12;w w w . a c i c i s . m u r d o c h . e d u . a u development issues in Indonesia while also gaining im- portant practical skills related to advocacy

178

Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! Unleash your creativity...  

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Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! Unleash your creativity... Spend a semester at Indonesia's premiere institution for visual and performing arts... StudytheArtsinIndonesia Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! ACICIS #12;w w w . a c i c i s . m u r d o c h . e d u . a u

179

Gain Scheduling Control Design of an Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifier by Pump Compensation  

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Gain Scheduling Control Design of an Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifier by Pump Compensation Min Ding amplifier's (EDFA's) dynamics. We demonstrate a gain scheduling scheme on a PID controller that minimizes- pensation. The scheduled controller requires only three easily accessible parameters: the total input power

Pavel, Lacra

180

Robust Gain Scheduling techniques for Adaptive control Patrice Antoinette and Gilles Ferreres  

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Robust Gain Scheduling techniques for Adaptive control Patrice Antoinette and Gilles Ferreres for implementing the LFT controller is reduced. This controller is scheduled as a function of the parameters) and of gain- scheduled control (LPV methods) has been (much) less investigated, see for instance [10], [11

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181

Coat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Author(s): Glenn E. Walsberg  

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when exposed to solar radiation than do light surfaces. For ani- mals such as birds or mammalsCoat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Author(s): Glenn E. Walsberg Source: BioScience, Vol. 33://www.jstor.org #12;Coat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Glenn E. Walsberg The relationbetween coat color

Cavitt, John F.

182

Optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge-on-Si at room temperature  

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We report direct band gap optical gain of tensile strained n+ epitaxial Ge-on-Si at room temperature, which confirms that band-engineered Ge-on-Si is a promising gain medium for monolithic optical amplifiers and lasers on Si.

Liu, Jifeng

183

Gain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics  

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, into the mechanical energy acting on the turbine and generator. The steam generated in the boiler system servesGain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics with actuator saturation Pang; accepted 2 June 2003 Abstract This paper presents a gain-scheduled approach for boiler-turbine controller

Shamma, Jeff S.

184

MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment  

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An overview of Idaho National Laboratory's MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment

Gaston, Derek

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

185

MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment  

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An overview of Idaho National Laboratory's MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment

Gaston, Derek

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

186

Presented by Campus Services Object Code Classifications  

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) Decrease expense from the wrong object code (From) Example: Expensed a service contract that covered 12

Stephens, Graeme L.

187

A NEW VIDEO-OBJECT WATERMARKING SCHEME ROBUST TO OBJECT MANIPULATION  

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A NEW VIDEO-OBJECT WATERMARKING SCHEME ROBUST TO OBJECT MANIPULATION P. Bas and B. Macq presents a watermarking scheme for image or video objects. The watermarking of video objects implies such as Mpeg-4 and Jpeg-2000, the notion of video-object or image- object is more and more widespread [1

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

188

The goal of the DC Immersion Experience is to provide a program for 18 Syracuse University sophomores interested in gaining an understanding and foundation of the  

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: __________________________________________________________ Phone: (____)-______-______ Cell Phone: (____)-_____-______ E-mail address: __________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: (____)-_____-______ Evening Phone: (____)-_____-______ Cell Phone Student Center Syracuse, New York 13244 Phone: (315) 443-9092 E-mail: scfeeney@syr.edu Application

Raina, Ramesh

189

Analysis of gain margins and phase margins of a nonlinear reactor control system  

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By using the gain-phase margin tester, the parameter-plane method for the nonlinear control system is extended to frequency-domain related to gain margin and phase margin. The stability and self-excited oscillation are investigated with respect to the adjustable parameters. The useful information concerning the effect of adjustable parameters can be obtained, after the describing function curves and the boundaries of constant gain margin and constant phase margin are plotted in the parameter plane. Some interesting consequences are offered by employing the practical control system of a material testing reactor.

Chang, C.H.; Chang, M.K. (Chung Cheng Inst. of Technology, Tao-Yuan (Taiwan, Province of China))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Calibration of photomultipliers gain used in the J-PET detector  

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Photomultipliers are commonly used in commercial PET scanner as devices which convert light produced in scintillator by gamma quanta from positron-electron annihilation into electrical signal. For proper analysis of obtained electrical signal, a photomultiplier gain curve must be known, since gain can be significantly different even between photomultipliers of the same model. In this article we describe single photoelectron method used for photomultipliers calibration applied for J-PET scanner, a novel PET detector being developed at the Jagiellonian University. Description of calibration method, an example of calibration curve and gain of few R4998 Hamamatsu photomultipliers are presented.

Bednarski, T; Moskal, P; Bia?as, P; Giergiel, K; Kap?on, ?; Kochanowski, A; Korcyl, G; Kowal, J; Kowalski, P; Kozik, T; Krzemie?, W; Molenda, M; Moskal, I; Nied?wiecki, Sz; Pa?ka, M; Pawlik, M; Raczy?ski, L; Rudy, Z; Salabura, P; Sharma, N G; Silarski, M; S?omski, A; Smyrski, J; Strzelecki, A; Szyma?ski, K; Wi?licki, W; Witkowski, P; Zieli?ski, M; Zo?, N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Negative differential gain in quantum dot systems: Interplay of structural properties and many-body effects  

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The saturation behaviour of optical gain with increasing excitation density is an important factor for laser device performance. For active materials based on self-organized InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots, we study the interplay between structural properties of the quantum dots and many-body effects of excited carriers in the optical properties via a combination of tight-binding and quantum-kinetic calculations. We identify regimes where either phase-space filling or excitation-induced dephasing dominates the saturation behavior of the optical gain. The latter can lead to the emergence of a negative differential material gain.

Goldmann, E., E-mail: goldmann@itp.uni-bremen.de; Jahnke, F. [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen, Bremen 28359 (Germany); Lorke, M.; Frauenheim, T. [Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science BCCMS, University of Bremen, Bremen 28359 (Germany)

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

192

Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies...  

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to Protect Migratory Birds September 12, 2013 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

193

Understanding Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints, October...  

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More Documents & Publications Understanding the 2010 Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints U.S. Manufacturing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis U.S....

194

User interface handles for web objects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

On the desktop, users are accustomed to having visible handles to objects that they can organize, share, and manipulate. Web applications today feature many loosely defined classes of such objects, like flight itineraries, ...

Pham, Hubert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion  

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classes is an exam* *ple of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion __________________________________________________________________________ Abstract An integral part of implementing functional languages is closure conversion_the process

Glew, Neal

196

Context in object and scene perception  

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In the world, objects and settings tend to co-occur. Cars usually appear on streets with other vehicles, not in kitchens next to refrigerators. The present studies provide evidence that the semantic consistency of an object ...

Davenport, Jodi L

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

E-Print Network 3.0 - age-dependent weight gain Sample Search...  

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search results for: age-dependent weight gain Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 On the Political Mechanisms of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Global Water Quality1 Summary:...

198

Large inherent optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge thin films  

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The recent demonstration of Ge-on-Si diode lasers renews the interest in the unique carrier dynamics of Ge involving both direct (?) and indirect (L) valleys. Here, we report a large inherent direct gap optical gain ...

Wang, Xiaoxin

199

Extended infrared photoresponse and gain in chalcogen-supersaturated silicon photodiodes  

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Highly supersaturated solid solutions of selenium or sulfur in silicon were formed by ion implantation followed by nanosecond pulsed laser melting. n[superscript +]p photodiodes fabricated from these materials exhibit gain ...

Sullivan, Joseph Timothy

200

Mechanisms of ionizing-radiation-induced gain degradation in lateral PNP BJTs  

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The physical mechanisms for gain degradation in laterals PNP bipolar transistors are examined experimentally and through simulation. The effect of increased surface recombination velocity at the base surface is moderated by positive oxide charge.

Schmidt, D.M.; Wu, A.; Schrimpf, R.D. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States), Dept. of ECE; Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Pease, R.L. [RLP Research, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Combs, W.E. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, IN (United States). Crane Div.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Gain margin and phase margin analysis of a nuclear reactor control system with multiple transport lags  

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In this paper a method for finding the boundaries of constant gain margin and phase margin of control systems with transport lags and adjustable parameters is presented. The considered systems are first modified by adding a gain-phase margin tester, then the characteristic equations are formulated, and finally the stability equations are used to find the boundaries of constant gain margin and phase margin. The main advantage of the proposed method is to obtain complete information about the effects of adjustable parameters on gain margin and phase margin and their corresponding crossover frequencies. In order to show the usefulness of the proposed method a nuclear reactor control system with multiple transport lags is chosen as one of the examples.

Chang, C.H. (Institute of Electronics, National Chiao-Tung Univ. (TW)); Han, K.W. (Chung-Shan Institute and National Chiao-Tung Univ., Hsinchu (TW))

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

U-068:Linux Kernel SG_IO ioctl Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated...  

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Linux Kernel SGIO ioctl Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges PLATFORM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) Red Hat...

203

Complexity within the Air Force acquisition system gaining insight from a theory of collapse  

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Joseph Tainter's theory of societal collapse is applied in an examination of the U.S. Air Force's aircraft acquisition system in order to gain insight into the enterprise's lagging performance. Theories of collapse at both ...

Marticello, Daniel Nicholas, Jr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Spend a semester in Indonesia to gain linguistic and classroom competence!  

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Spend a semester in Indonesia to gain linguistic and classroom competence! Study in Indonesia institu- tions throughout Indonesia since 1994, offering a range of study options and in-country support

205

DEMONSTRATION OF 3D EFFECTS WITH HIGH GAIN AND EFFICIENCY IN A UV FEL OSCILLATOR  

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We report on the performance of a high gain UV FEL oscillator operating on an energy recovery linac at Jefferson Lab. The high brightness of the electron beam leads to both gain and efficiency that cannot be reconciled with a one-dimensional model. Three-dimensional simulations do predict the performance with reasonable precision. Gain in excess of 100% per pass and an efficiency close to 1/2NW, where NW is the number of wiggler periods, is seen. The laser mirror tuning curves currently permit operation in the wavelength range of 438 to 362 nm. Another mirror set allows operation at longer wavelengths in the red with even higher gain and efficiency.

Stephen Benson; George Biallas; Keith Blackburn; James Boyce; Donald Bullard; James Coleman; Cody Dickover; David Douglas; Forrest Ellingsworth; Pavel Evtushenko; Carlos Hernandez-Garcia; Christopher Gould; Joseph Gubeli; David Hardy; Kevin Jordan; John Klopf; James Kortze; Robert Legg; Matthew Marchlik; Steven Moore; George Neil; Thomas Powers; Daniel Sexton; Michelle D. Shinn; Christopher Tennant; Richard Walker; Anne Watson; Gwyn Williams; Frederick Wilson; Shukui Zhang

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access...  

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

Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Gain Access U-212: RSA Authentication Manager Flaws Permit Cross-Site and Cross-Frame Scripting and URL Redirection Attacks U-026: Cisco Small...

207

High gain proportional rf control stability at TESLA cavities Elmar Vogel  

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High gain proportional rf control stability at TESLA cavities Elmar Vogel Deutsches Elektronen) based on TESLA technology. Additional control loops improve the field regulation by treating repetitive loops is desirable for the strong suppression of nonpredictive and nonrepetitive disturbances. TESLA

208

Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains  

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Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains beamforming for a multiple input single output (MISO) ad hoc network to increase the density of successful

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

209

E-Print Network 3.0 - avalanche gain feasibility Sample Search...  

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employed. 3.2.2 Gain of an avalanche photodiode. If we denote the electron ionisation... coefficient by h and the width of the depletion layer by w then the ... Source: University...

210

Gain-scheduled controller design for load-following in static space nuclear power systems  

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of variations in the fuel temperature reactivity feedback coeficient on the load-following capabilities of the SNPS. Robustness analysis results of the gain-scheduled compensator demonstrate that the proposed control concept exhibits a significant degree...

Onbasioglu, Fetiye Ozlem

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Optical gain and lasing from band-engineered Ge-on-Si at room temperature  

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We present theoretical modeling and experimental results of optical gain and lasing from tensile-strained, n[superscript +] Ge-on-Si at room temperature. Compatible with silicon CMOS, these devices are ideal for large-scale ...

Liu, Jifeng

212

SHORT REVIEW Ecological genomics: understanding gene and  

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SHORT REVIEW Ecological genomics: understanding gene and genome function in the natural environment MC Ungerer, LC Johnson and MA Herman Division of Biology, Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA The field of ecological genomics seeks to understand the genetic mechanisms

Kaufman, Glennis A.

213

Distinguished Lecturer Series Understanding Climate Change  

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Distinguished Lecturer Series Understanding Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Data A Climate change is the defining environmental challenge facing our planet, yet there is considerable.Anew and transformative approach is required to understand the potential impact of climate change. Data driven approaches

California at Davis, University of

214

Managing Technical Risk: Understanding Private Sector  

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action. Our study seeks to inform the decisions of both government managers and private entrepreneursApril 2000 Managing Technical Risk: Understanding Private Sector Decision Making on Early Stage 00-787 Managing Technical Risk Understanding Private Sector Decision Making on Early Stage Technology

215

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY  

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND BHEL REGARDING THE `THERMAL POWER PLANT ENGINEERING CHAIR' This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) made on 25th day of august 1986 between Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IITD) and M/s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, 18

Prasad, Sanjiva

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Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India  

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Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India Jeffrey D. Sachs, Nirupam Bajpai and Ananthi Ramiah Papers #12;Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India Jeffrey D. Sachs Center for International Development (CID) Harvard University Ananthi_Ramiah@harvard.edu This paper was prepared for the Asian Economic

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Tuning gain and bandwidth of traveling wave tubes using metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures  

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We employ metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures for tuning the gain and bandwidth of short traveling wave tubes. The interaction structures are made from metal rings of uniform cross section, which are periodically deployed along the length of the traveling wave tube. The aspect ratio of the ring cross sections is adjusted to control both gain and bandwidth. The frequency of operation is controlled by the filling fraction of the ring cross section with respect to the size of the period cell.

Lipton, Robert, E-mail: lipton@math.lsu.edu; Polizzi, Anthony, E-mail: polizzi@math.lsu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-4918 (United States)

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A circuit for gain measurement of frequency referenced digitally self tuned filters  

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A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis by ROBERT WAKE COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASSAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis bv ROl3ERT WAKE COOK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Randal! L. Geiger (Chairman...

Cook, Robert Wake

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser  

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A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and/or parasitic oscillation modes in a laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing material arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE, parasitic oscillation modes and/or residual pump energy can be effectively suppressed.

Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges using a substantially high index bonding elastomer or epoxy to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.

Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of finite gain-bandwidth products on switched capacitor filters  

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. 'vlav 198o Major Subject: Electrical Engineering EFFECTS OF FINITE GAIN-BANDWIDTH PRODUCTS ON SWITCHED CAPACITOR FILTERS A Thesis by FREDERIC D. MARCIANO Approved as to style and content by: o re E. Sanchez-Sinencio (Chairman of Committee... Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. E. Sanchez-Sinencio A methodology for the systematic study of the effects of finite gain-bandwidth products on switched capacitor filters is presented. The algorithms are established for a general structure comprising...

Marciano, Frederic D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Room location (design) in accordance with the sol-air temperature and solar heat gain  

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ROOM LOCATION (DESIGN) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOL-AIR TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR HEAT GAIN A Thesis GARY LYNN PORTER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in parital fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Meteorology ROOM LOCATION (DESIGN) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOL-AIR TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR HEAT GAIN A Thesis by GARY LYNN PORTER Approved as to style and content by: hairman of Committee) (Head of Department) ( (Q...

Porter, Gary Lynn

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 | FC Objectives Summary | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Equality and Diversity Objectives Summary  

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1 | FC Objectives ­ Summary | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Appendix 2 Equality and Diversity ­ Summary 2 | FC Objectives ­ Summary | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Summary Table of Objectives ­ Diversity will be This information and analysis is included #12;FC Objectives ­ Summary 3 | FC Objectives ­ Summary | Stephen Bennett

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Video Object Segmentation through Spatially Accurate and Temporally Dense Extraction of Primary Object Regions  

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Video Object Segmentation through Spatially Accurate and Temporally Dense Extraction of Primary primary object segments in videos in the `object proposal' domain. The extracted primary object regions are then used to build object models for optimized video segmentation. The proposed approach has several

Wu, Shin-Tson

225

Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management  

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Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management Matthias Lohrmann and Manfred Reichert quality, business objective models assume the role of formal requirements definitions as in software engi a refined business objective modeling approach. Our approach builds on use case-based effectiveness criteria

Ulm, Universität

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1 Introduction Objectives 1-1  

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Objectives 1-1 1 1 Introduction Objectives 1-1 History 1-2 Applications 1-5 Biological Inspiration 1-8 Further Reading 1-10 Objectives As you read these words you are using a complex biological and their training. #12;1 Introduction 1-2 History The history of artificial neural networks is filled with colorful

Hagan, Martin

227

Learning Object Behaviour Models Neil Johnson  

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Learning Object Behaviour Models by Neil Johnson Submitted in accordance with the requirements in the following articles: N. Johnson and D. Hogg. ``Learning the Distribution of Object Trajectories for Event 1995. N. Johnson and D. Hogg. ``Learning the distribution of object trajectories for event recognition

Hogg, David

228

Berkeley Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark Energy  

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rely on indirect observations-watching how fast cosmic objects, specifically Type Ia supernovae, recede from us as the universe expands. The process of identifying and tracking...

229

System and method for disrupting suspect objects  

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A system and method for disrupting at least one component of a suspect object is provided. The system includes a source for passing radiation through the suspect object, a screen for receiving the radiation passing through the suspect object and generating at least one image therefrom, a weapon having a discharge deployable therefrom, and a targeting unit. The targeting unit displays the image(s) of the suspect object and aims the weapon at a disruption point on the displayed image such that the weapon may be positioned to deploy the discharge at the disruption point whereby the suspect object is disabled.

Gladwell, T. Scott; Garretson, Justin R; Hobart, Clinton G; Monda, Mark J

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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H Gain Scheduling for Discrete-Time Systems with Control Delays and Time-Varying Parameters: a BMI Approach  

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H Gain Scheduling for Discrete-Time Systems with Control Delays and Time-Varying Parameters: a BMI. By using a memory at the feedback loop, a discrete gain scheduled controller which minimizes an upper bound, there is no denying the fact that gain scheduling has represented an important issue within control system theory [1

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Explicit versus tacit knowledge in early science education: the case of primary school children's understanding of object speed and acceleration  

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working with her, and she taught me many things during my years in Cambridge. I have enjoyed her enthusiasm, her spirit, and her support throughout the time. But above all I have been able to take from her one particularly valuable lesson that extends... working with her, and she taught me many things during my years in Cambridge. I have enjoyed her enthusiasm, her spirit, and her support throughout the time. But above all I have been able to take from her one particularly valuable lesson that extends...

Hast, Michael

2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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CHAPTER 9: Conceptual Understanding I. OVERVIEW  

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test data for each of the ten schools. Unless otherwise specified, the data presented in section II. In section II, I present results on students' understanding of Newton's laws of motion and force for each

Maryland at College Park, University of

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AFFILIATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AFFILIATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Brigham Young University at __________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________. 1. PURPOSE. In order to facilitate internship opportunities and educational opportunities with respect to student interns from BYU in an internship arrangement with the Experience Provider. 2. GENERAL

Martinez, Tony R.

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Understanding technology development processes theory & practice  

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Technology development is hard for management to understand and hard for practitioners to explain, however it is an essential component of innovation. While there are standard and predictable processes for product development, ...

Oswald, W. Andrew (William Andrew)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[Institutional logo] GENERAL INTERNATIONAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  

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, technology transfer, publication, curriculum development, joint projects and training. It is contemplated1 [Institutional logo] GENERAL INTERNATIONAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN BOARD OF REGENTS through the Education Abroad Office. The transfer of information, faculty, or staff for education

Powers, Robert

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Gain saturation studies in LG-750 and LG-770 amplifier glass  

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Experiments were performed on the 100-J class Optical Sciences Laser (OSL) at LLNL to characterize the saturation fluence and small-signal gain of a solid-state Nd:glass amplifier utilizing LG-750 and LG-770, an amplifier glass developed for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). These high quality measurements of gain saturation at NIF level fluences, i.e., 10-15 J/cm{sup 2}, provide essential parameters for the amplifier performance codes used to design NIF and future high power laser systems. The small-signal gain, saturation fluence and square-pulse distortion were measured as a function of input fluence and pulse length in platinum-free LG-750 and LG-770. The input fluence, output fluence, small-signal gain and passive losses were measured to allow calculation of the saturation fluence. Least square fits of the output vs. input fluence data using a Frantz-Nodvik model was used to obtain an average saturation fluence for each data set. Overall, gain saturation in LG-750 and LG-770 is comparable at long pulse lengths. For shorter pulse length, < 5 ns, LG-770 exhibits a stronger pulse length dependence than LG-750, possibly due to a longer terminal level lifetime. LG-770 also has a higher cross- section, which is reflected by its slightly higher extraction efficiency. 52 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

Pennington, D.M.; Milam, D.; Eimerl, D.

1997-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel object-oriented decision tree system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A data mining decision tree system that uncovers patterns, associations, anomalies, and other statistically significant structures in data by reading and displaying data files, extracting relevant features for each of the objects, and using a method of recognizing patterns among the objects based upon object features through a decision tree that reads the data, sorts the data if necessary, determines the best manner to split the data into subsets according to some criterion, and splits the data.

Kamath; Chandrika (Dublin, CA), Cantu-Paz; Erick (Oakland, CA)

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for imaging a concealed object  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for imaging a concealed object is described and which includes a step of providing a heat radiating body, and wherein an object to be detected is concealed on the heat radiating body; imaging the heat radiating body to provide a visibly discernible infrared image of the heat radiating body; and determining if the visibly discernible infrared image of the heat radiating body is masked by the presence of the concealed object.

Davidson, James R [Idaho Falls, ID; Partin, Judy K [Idaho Falls, ID; Sawyers, Robert J [Idaho Falls, ID

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Program/Targets and Workshop Objectives  

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Nancy Garland DOE Hydrogen Program Fuel Cell Operation at Sub- Freezing Temperatures DOE ProgramTargets and Workshop Objectives Sub-Freezing Temperature Effects on Fuel Cells...

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Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Aligning...

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Objective determination of optimal power line designs.  

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??Includes abstract. The thesis investigated the possibility of overhead power line designs being decided by using an objective rather thana subjective method. Power lines are (more)

Stephen, Robert G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Optimization problems with value function objectives  

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max programming problem and the bilevel optimization problem. In this paper, we ... 1. Introduction. An optimization problem with value function objective is a.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MOST Multiple Objective Spanning Trees Repository Project  

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interesting characteristics as in the Pareto front varies from a large car- dinality for ? ? ?1 (where for two objectives, the graphical Pareto front representation...

2008-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain dynamics of quantum dot devices for dual-state operation  

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Ground state gain dynamics of In(Ga)As-quantum dot excited state lasers are investigated via single-color ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy below and above lasing threshold. Two-color pump-probe experiments are used to localize lasing and non-lasing quantum dots within the inhomogeneously broadened ground state. Single-color results yield similar gain recovery rates of the ground state for lasing and non-lasing quantum dots decreasing from 6 ps to 2 ps with increasing injection current. We find that ground state gain dynamics are influenced solely by the injection current and unaffected by laser operation of the excited state. This independence is promising for dual-state operation schemes in quantum dot based optoelectronic devices.

Kaptan, Y., E-mail: yuecel.kaptan@physik.tu-berlin.de; Herzog, B.; Kolarczik, M.; Owschimikow, N.; Woggon, U. [Institut fr Optik und Atomare Physik, Technische Universitt Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Schmeckebier, H.; Arsenijevi?, D.; Bimberg, D. [Institut fr Festkrperphysik, Technische Universitt Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Mikhelashvili, V.; Eisenstein, G. [Technion Institute of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Haifa (Israel)

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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FEL and Optical Klystron Gain for an Electron Beam with Oscillatory Energy Distribution  

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If the energy spread of a beam is larger then the Pierce parameter, the FEL gain length increases dramatically and the FEL output gets suppressed. We show that if the energy distribution of such a beam is made oscillatory on a small scale, the gain length can be considerably decreased. Such an oscillatory energy distribution is generated by first modulating the beam energy with a laser via the mechanism of inverse FEL, and then sending it through a strong chicane. We show that this approach also works for the optical klystron enhancement scheme. Our analytical results are corroborated by numerical simulations.

Stupakov, G.; Ding, Y.; Huang, Z.; /SLAC

2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

246

High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host  

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A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.

Comaskey, Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA); Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Long wavelength, high gain InAsSb strained-layer superlattice photoconductive detectors  

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A high gain photoconductive device for 8 to 12 .mu.m wavelength radiation including an active semiconductor region extending from a substrate to an exposed face, the region comprising a strained-layer superlattice of alternating layers of two different InAs.sub.1-x Sb.sub.x compounds having x>0.75. A pair of spaced electrodes are provided on the exposed face, and changes in 8 to 12 .mu.m radiation on the exposed face cause a large photoconductive gain between the spaced electrodes.

Biefeld, Robert M. (Albuquerque, NM); Dawson, L. Ralph (Albuquerque, NM); Fritz, Ian J. (Albuquerque, NM); Kurtz, Steven R. (Albuquerque, NM); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Objective Hardware/Software  

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1 Multi-Objective Hardware/Software Co-Exploration CristinaCristina SilvanoSilvano silvano et al. CASES-02] ­ Architectural and Compiler techniques for energy reduction [Bellas et al. TVLSI-00-Objective Optimization Problem: Solutions Comparison · Is A-Curve better than B-Curve? How much? · Different techniques

Silvano, Cristina

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Martin Gogolla: Identifying Objects by Declarative  

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are recorded with their names and population. Branches own a set of cars characterized by a chasis number­called observation term, in order to observe a unique, iden­ tifying property of objects of the corresponding type. 1 property of the object is question. Such an identification number is something which comes from outside

Gogolla, Martin - Fachbereich 3

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The Reactor An ObjectOriented Framework  

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The Reactor An Object­Oriented Framework for Event Demultiplexing and Event Handler Dispatching Douglas C. Schmidt 1 Overview ffl The Reactor is an object­oriented frame­ work that encapsulates OS event demul­ tiplexing mechanisms -- e.g., the Reactor API runs transparently atop both Wait

Schmidt, Douglas C.

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HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion  

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is an example of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object closure conversionHOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion Neal Glew 1 Department of Computer Science conversion--the process of converting code with free variables into closed code and auxiliary data structures

Glew, Neal

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HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion  

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classes is an example of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object closureHOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion Neal Glew 1 Department of Computer Science conversion---the process of converting code with free variables into closed code and auxiliary data

Glew, Neal

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What about Bulk Objects? "All things glow"  

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energy emission T = temperature of the object As T , max As T , TOTAL[E] P = E/t =AT4 = object, trapping energy from the sun" (www.ucar.edu) #12;Note: 1) Atmospheric convection should increase in global to the "Encounter with Energy"...! ! How Is Energy Encountered... or Transferred? 1. Electromagnetic Waves (just

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Object Exploration By Purposive, Dynamic Viewpoint Adjustment  

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. Unlike previous approaches where exploration is cast as a discrete process (i.e., asking where to look on the object surface that are occluded when the exploration process is initiated. Our goal is to designObject Exploration By Purposive, Dynamic Viewpoint Adjustment Kiriakos N. Kutulakos Charles R. Dyer

Dyer, Charles R.

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Product Development Practices for Meeting Financial Objectives  

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This paper reports product development practices that separate the most successful product development programs from the rest. A detailed understanding of best product development practices is important because product ...

Makumbe, Pedzi

2009-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Deterministic, Nanoscale Fabrication of Mesoscale Objects  

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Neither LLNL nor any other organization has the capability to perform deterministic fabrication of mm-sized objects with arbitrary, {micro}m-sized, 3-dimensional features with 20-nm-scale accuracy and smoothness. This is particularly true for materials such as high explosives and low-density aerogels. For deterministic fabrication of high energy-density physics (HEDP) targets, it will be necessary both to fabricate features in a wide variety of materials as well as to understand and simulate the fabrication process. We continue to investigate, both in experiment and in modeling, the ablation/surface-modification processes that occur with the use of laser pulses that are near the ablation threshold fluence. During the first two years, we studied ablation of metals, and we used sub-ps laser pulses, because pulses shorter than the electron-phonon relaxation time offered the most precise control of the energy that can be deposited into a metal surface. The use of sub-ps laser pulses also allowed a decoupling of the energy-deposition process from the ensuing movement/ablation of the atoms from the solid, which simplified the modeling. We investigated the ablation of material from copper, gold, and nickel substrates. We combined the power of the 1-D hydrocode ''HYADES'' with the state-of-the-art, 3-D molecular dynamics simulations ''MDCASK'' in our studies. For FY04, we have stretched ourselves to investigate laser ablation of carbon, including chemically-assisted processes. We undertook this research, because the energy deposition that is required to perform direct sublimation of carbon is much higher than that to stimulate the reaction 2C + O{sub 2} => 2CO. Thus, extremely fragile carbon aerogels might survive the chemically-assisted process more readily than ablation via direct laser sublimation. We had planned to start by studying vitreous carbon and move onto carbon aerogels. We were able to obtain flat, high-quality vitreous carbon, which was easy to work on, experimentally and relatively easy to model. We were provided with bulk samples of carbon aerogel by Dr. Joe Satcher, but the shop that would have prepared mounted samples for us was overwhelmed by programmatic assignments. We are pursuing aligned carbon nanotubes, provided to us by colleagues at NASA Ames Research Center, as an alternative to aerogels. Dr. Gilmer started modeling the laser/thermally accelerated reactions of carbon with H{sub 2}, rather than O{sub 2}, due to limited information on equation of state for CO. We have extended our molecular dynamics models of ablation to include carbon in the form of graphite, vitreous carbon, and aerogels. The computer code has features that allow control of temperature, absorption of shock waves, and for the ejection of material from the computational cell. We form vitreous carbon atomic configurations by melting graphite in a microcanonical cell at a temperature of about 5000K. Quenching the molten carbon at a controlled rate of cooling yields material with a structure close to that of the vitreous carbon produced in the laboratory. To represent the aerogel, we have a computer code that connects ''graphite'' rods to randomly placed points in the 3-D computational cell. Ablation simulations yield results for vitreous carbon similar to our previous results with copper, usually involving the transient melting of the material above the threshold energy density. However, some fracturing in the solid regions occurs in this case, but was never observed in copper. These simulations are continuing, together with studies of the reaction of hydrogen with vitreous graphite at high temperatures. These reactions are qualitatively similar to that of oxygen with the carbon atoms at the surface, and the simulations should provide insight into the applicability of the use of chemical reactions to shape the surfaces of aerogels.

Jr., R M; Shirk, M; Gilmer, G; Rubenchik, A

2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of the International Residential Code's Maximum Solar heat Gain Coefficient Requirement for Windows  

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Texas adopted in its residential building energy code a maximum 0.40 solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for fenestration (e.g., windows, glazed doors and skylights)-a critical driver of cooling energy use, comfort and peak demand. An analysis...

Stone, G. A.; DeVito, E. M.; Nease, N. H.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CMOS Photodiodes with Substrate Openings for Higher Conversion Gain in Active Pixel Sensors  

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1 CMOS Photodiodes with Substrate Openings for Higher Conversion Gain in Active Pixel Sensors J. S' in photodiodes used in active pixel sensor. The discussion is based on experimental data from contact diffusion (n+ pepi) photodiodes fabricated on a standard 0.35 µm CMOS technology. I. Introduction The readout

Hornsey, Richard

259

The physics issues that determine inertial confinement fusion target gain and driver requirements: A tutorial*  

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The physics issues that determine inertial confinement fusion target gain and driver requirements ``bookkeeping'' of input parametrized by ICF drivers' coupling efficiencies to the target, and subsequent requirements will be discussed for both the direct drive driver impinging directly on the target and indirect

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Delivering pump light to a laser gain element while maintaining access to the laser beam  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A lens duct is used for pump delivery and the laser beam is accessed through an additional component called the intermediate beam extractor which can be implemented as part of the gain element, part of the lens duct or a separate component entirely.

Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA); Honea, Eric C. (Sunol, CA); Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain and Equalization Adaptation to Optimize the Vertical Eye Opening in a Wireline Receiver  

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loss and skin-effect can severely limit a wireline receiver's ability to operate at high-speeds, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Abstract--A strategy for the adaptation of an equalizer and variable gain amplifier is presented. Both control signals are generated by examining the probability density function

Chan Carusone, Tony

262

Daily routines of body mass gain in birds: 2. An experiment with reduced food availability  

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; published online 31 July 2006; MS. number: 8608R) Theoretical models predict that small birds should adjust daily patterns of body mass gain in response to environmental and internal factors. In a companion paper, we described a model on daily fattening that allows the analysis of precise changes in the shape

Carrascal, Luis M.

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THE CONCEPT OF ISOCHORIC CENTRAL SPARK IGNITION AND ITS FUEL GAIN IN INERTIAL FUSION  

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1 THE CONCEPT OF ISOCHORIC CENTRAL SPARK IGNITION AND ITS FUEL GAIN IN INERTIAL FUSION of the best methods in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is the concept of central spark ignition, consisting of two distinct regions named as hot and cold regions and formed by hydro-dynamical implosion of fuel

Boyer, Edmond

264

Gain Scheduled Control of a Solar Power Plant Tor A. Johansen1  

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Gain Scheduled Control of a Solar Power Plant Tor A. Johansen1 , Kenneth J. Hunt2 and Idar Petersen to a pilot-scale solar power plant is described. A eld of parabolic collectors focus the solar radiation onto a tube where oil is pumped through in order to collect the solar power. The control problem is to keep

Johansen, Tor Arne

265

Why help in this way? Insights gained from an approachable contact  

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Why help in this way? Insights gained from an approachable contact within an organisation can make to a student query when you feel able to help by sharing your experiences and offering advice. How do I become for Rolls-Royce in helping us to secure the best graduate talent but having helped 3 Lancaster students

Diggle, Peter J.

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Trade and plant level productivity gains: Role of Import Liberalisation, Technological Spillovers and Variety Growth in  

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1 Trade and plant level productivity gains: Role of Import Liberalisation, Technological Spillovers liberalization impact productivity at the micro level in the economy? Using a panel data of Indian manufacturing productivity growth at the production level in the economy. These mechanisms include trade induced pro

Bandyopadhyay, Antar

267

The Maroon and White Game: A simulation of trust and long-term gains and losses  

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to players the advantages of systems thinking, as opposed to sub-optimization, during a live playing of the game. Although effective in illustrating the greater mathematic gains incurred from systems thinking to a community-at-large, the simulation might...

Smith, James P.; Rybkowski, Zofia K.

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! InternationalRelationsinIndonesia  

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Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! InternationalRelationsinIndonesia, Europe and the United States as well as Indonesia, are highly qualified and ex- perienced as both the Australia Indonesia Institute, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Myer

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High-gain weakly nonlinear flux-modulated Josephson parametric amplifier using a SQUID-array  

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Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Goteborg, Sweden. (Dated: June 20, 2014) Abstract We have gain satu- ration at extremely low input power. A strong effort is thus made to increase the bandwidth modulates this nonlinear inductance at 2P , and is responsible for a four-wave mixing such that 2P = S + I

Boyer, Edmond

270

Solar Heat Gain through a Skylight in a Light Well J. H. Klems  

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Solar Heat Gain through a Skylight in a Light Well J. H. Klems Building Technologies Department on a skylight mounted on a light well of significant depth are presented. It is shown that during the day much of the solar energy that strikes the walls of the well does not reach the space below. Instead, this energy

271

Bounds on the Gain of Network Coding and Broadcasting in Wireless Networks  

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1 Bounds on the Gain of Network Coding and Broadcasting in Wireless Networks Junning Liu , Dennis the possibility of network coding and broadcasting in their model, and recent work has suggested network coding and broadcasting in a )10 random topology that the throughput scales as ¥§¦¨¤©2

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

272

Gain assisted propagation of surface plasmon polaritons on planar metallic waveguides  

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and optical gain in InGaAsP quantum well lasers," Semiconductors 36, 344-353 (2002). 17. S. Y. Hu, D. B. Young compensate for the absorption losses in the metal. The conditions for existence of a surface plasmon

Fainman, Yeshaiahu

273

Gain Improvement of Er-doped Amplifiers for the Feedback Filters  

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contrast between these two materials and the electro-optical properties of Ti: LiNbO3. Furthermore, waveguide gain is introduced through selective surface erbium (Er) doping which yields high quality loss-compensated or even amplifying waveguides without...

Song, Xiaomin

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

274

Optimization of stomatal conductance for maximum carbon gain under dynamic soil moisture  

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Optimization of stomatal conductance for maximum carbon gain under dynamic soil moisture Stefano Accepted 26 September 2013 Available online 9 October 2013 Keywords: Optimization Photosynthesis Soil moisture Stomatal conductance Transpiration a b s t r a c t Optimization theories explain a variety

Katul, Gabriel

275

Enhancement of sensitivity gain and frequency tuning by coupling of active hair bundles  

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Enhancement of sensitivity gain and frequency tuning by coupling of active hair bundles Kai Dierkes. A candidate for this process is active hair bundle mechanics observed, for instance, for hair cells of the bullfrog's sacculus. Hair bundles in various inner ear organs are coupled by overlying membranes. Using

Jlicher, Frank

276

Understanding premium-efficiency motor economics  

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This paper reports that from a numerical standpoint, motors in continuous-duty service comprise only a fraction of those used in America's industrial plants. Not all plant engineers, however, are aware that the relatively few motors in continuous-duty service account for about 75% of all industrial electrical use. For motors in continuous-duty service, a few percentage points gain in efficiency can yield tremendous reductions in the plant electric bill energy charge. Acknowledgment of this fact has spawned the common practice of replacing less-efficient motors with types of more energy-efficient design. However, arbitrary application of this retrofit practice can be a costly mistake. To maximize return on investment, some basic factors must be understood and considered.

Hirzel, J. (GE Motors, Fort Wayne, IN (US))

1992-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

277

MAE 124 / ESYS 103 Midterm Study Guide Objectives of the course  

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links between energy usage and economy. 2. Evaluate oil, coal, and natural gas availability in coming energy needs of the US. Describe the challenges, proposed solutions, and the potential consequences our society from multiple, objective view points Week 3: Peak Oil and Energy Resources 1. Understand

Gille, Sarah T.

278

A case study of evolution in object oriented and heterogeneous architectures  

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Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Accepted 24 March 1997 Abstract In order to properly understand reasons for this ®nding. ? 1998 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Object oriented, 1996). We believe that it is possible that the program, where the primary em- phasis is on software

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1. BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES For geological carbon sequestration, it is essential to  

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1. BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES · For geological carbon sequestration, it is essential to understand Material Characterization for Intermediate-scale Testing to Develop Strategies for Geologic Sequestration to generate comprehensive data sets. Due to the nature of the CO2 geological sequestration where supercritical

280

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING84 Understanding Paper Codes 85  

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SCIENCE & ENGINEERING84 PAPERS Understanding Paper Codes 85 100 Level Science Papers 86 Biological Sciences 87 Chemistry 94 Earth Sciences 99 Electronics 106 Engineering 111 Environmental Sciences 115 Material and Processing 116 Physics 124 Psychology 127 Work Placements 133 ­ Science 133 ­ Engineering 134

Waikato, University of

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281

Understanding electrokinetics at the nanoscale: A perspective  

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of research, our understanding of ion transport and electro-osmotic flow in and near nanoporous membranes , these membranes become ion-selective such that mostly counterions can enter and exit the membrane. As the usual of molecular hybridization is a rather peculiar form of ion-selective current transport, with the electron

Chang, Hsueh-Chia

282

Understanding the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on  

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Understanding the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow Depletion through USGS Capture Maps (Vertical and Horizontal Distance from Streams) Pumping rates and pumping schedules The timing source of water to the wells in years to decades. 0 10 mi #12;Pumping Can Affect Other Hydrologic

283

Understanding Green Jobs in New Jersey  

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require green skills: · Engineers and Manufacturing Workers who design and create EE products, develop, or manufacture products in the green energy supply chain (i.e., wind turbine parts), while othersUnderstanding Green Jobs in New Jersey Everyone seems to be talking about "green jobs" and the need

284

UNDERSTANDING ENTRAINMENT AT COASTAL POWER PLANTS  

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UNDERSTANDING ENTRAINMENT AT COASTAL POWER PLANTS: INFORMING A PROGRAM TO STUDY Landing Power Plant (at center). Image from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library. #12; #12;i Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank many people who assisted with locating

285

Economic Approaches to Understanding Scientific Norms  

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Economic Approaches to Understanding Scientific Norms Michael Strevens To appear in Episteme A A theme of much work taking an "economic approach" to the study of sci- ence is the interaction between of formal methods, proponents of the economic approach offer what are in substantive terms profoundly

Strevens, Michael

286

Understanding Combustion Processes Through Microgravity Research  

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such as Lewis number effects. Examples from premixed-gas combustion, non-premixed gas-jet flames, droplet. COMPARISON OF TIME SCALES FOR PREMIXED-GAS COMBUSTION To determine the conditions where gravity can affectUnderstanding Combustion Processes Through Microgravity Research Paul D. Ronney Department

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EXPENDITURE OBJECT CODES Foundation FOUNDATION EXPENDITURE OBJECT CODES are used primarily by Accounting Services for Foundation  

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EXPENDITURE OBJECT CODES ­ Foundation 2-J page 1 FOUNDATION EXPENDITURE OBJECT CODES are used primarily by Accounting Services for Foundation transactions. 3080 Foundation Service Fee: Allocation of administrative costs to Foundation beneficiary departmental accounts. 3120 LSU Magazine Costs - Foundation

Harms, Kyle E.

288

BIOGEOCHEMICAL GRADIENTS AS A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING WASTE SITE EVOLUTION  

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The migration of biogeochemical gradients is a useful framework for understanding the evolution of biogeochemical conditions in groundwater at waste sites contaminated with metals and radionuclides. This understanding is critical to selecting sustainable remedies and evaluating sites for monitored natural attenuation, because most attenuation mechanisms are sensitive to geochemical conditions such as pH and redox potential. Knowledge of how gradients in these parameters evolve provides insights into the behavior of contaminants with time and guides characterization, remedy selection, and monitoring efforts. An example is a seepage basin site at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina where low-level acidic waste has seeped into groundwater. The remediation of this site relies, in part, on restoring the natural pH of the aquifer by injecting alkaline solutions. The remediation will continue until the pH up-flow of the treatment zone increases to an acceptable value. The time required to achieve this objective depends on the time it takes the trailing pH gradient, the gradient separating the plume from influxing natural groundwater, to reach the treatment zone. Predictions of this length of time will strongly influence long-term remedial decisions.

Denham, M; Karen Vangelas, K

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

289

Parallel object-oriented data mining system  

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A data mining system uncovers patterns, associations, anomalies and other statistically significant structures in data. Data files are read and displayed. Objects in the data files are identified. Relevant features for the objects are extracted. Patterns among the objects are recognized based upon the features. Data from the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters (FIRST) sky survey was used to search for bent doubles. This test was conducted on data from the Very Large Array in New Mexico which seeks to locate a special type of quasar (radio-emitting stellar object) called bent doubles. The FIRST survey has generated more than 32,000 images of the sky to date. Each image is 7.1 megabytes, yielding more than 100 gigabytes of image data in the entire data set.

Kamath, Chandrika; Cantu-Paz, Erick

2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

290

Storied objects: design thinking with time  

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The traditional approach to the design of everyday objects is articulated by form and function. This thesis aims to model an approach to design thinking that extends the praxis of form and function to include the expression ...

Lee, Hyun-Yeul.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

An Empirical Model for Heterogeneous Translucent Objects  

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scatter- ing in heterogeneous translucent objects. Motivated by the exponential fall-off of scattered in the marble example (Figure 3). Figure 3: The marble example. Left: Modulation texture and diffusely lit

Durand, Frdo

292

Slow speed object detection for haul trucks  

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Caterpillar integrates radar technology with its current camera based system. Caterpillar has developed the Integrated Object Detection System, a slow speed object detection system for mining haul trucks. Object detection is a system that aids the truck operator's awareness of their surroundings. The system consists of a color touch screen display along with medium- and short-range radar as well as cameras, harnesses and mounting hardware. It is integrated into the truck's Work Area Vision System (WAVS). After field testing in 2007, system commercialization began in 2008. Prototype systems are in operation in Australia, Utah and Arizona and the Integrated Object Detection System will be available in the fourth quarter of 2009 and on production trucks 785C, 789C, 793D and 797B. The article is adapted from a presentation by Mark Richards of Caterpillar to the Haulage & Loading 2009 conference, May, held in Phoenix, AZ. 1 fig., 5 photos.

NONE

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

293

Are BL Lacertae Objects Beamed QSO Remnants?  

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This paper considers the hypothesis that BL Lacertae objects (BLLs) are the beamed remnants of Quasi Stellar Objects. The hypothesis explains why BLLs do not undergo the strong evolution seen in other active galactic nuclei since it naturally predicts that the space density of BLLs should increase with cosmic time, as shown by recent observations. Numerical models reproduce, with reasonable parameters, the known redshift and magnitude counts of BL Lac objects. It is assumed that radio-quiet as well as radio-loud quasars are capable of generating jets but that jets are snuffed in young radio-quiet objects and only emerge in aged ones. I argue that the observations allow this assumption.

E. F. Borra

1994-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

294

Geometric Aspects of Visual Object Recognition  

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This thesis presents there important results in visual object recognition based on shape. (1) A new algorithm (RAST; Recognition by Adaptive Sudivisions of Tranformation space) is presented that has lower average-case ...

Breuel, Thomas M.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Forward engineering object recognition : a scalable approach  

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The ease with which we recognize visual objects belies the computational difficulty of this feat. Despite the concerted efforts of both biological and computer vision research communities over the last forty years, human-level ...

Pinto, Nicolas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Using Enhanced Spherical Images for Object Representation  

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The processes involved in vision, manipulation, and spatial reasoning depend greatly on the particular representation of three-dimensional objects used. A novel representation, based on concepts of differential geometry, ...

Smith, David A.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Multi-objective stochastic path planning  

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of multiple objectives and stochastic edge parameters. 2. Identify candidate constraints where clustering based multi-level programming can be applied to eliminate infeasible edges. 3. Provide an exact O (V.E) algorithm for building redundant shortest paths. 4...

Dasgupta, Sumantra

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

298

A study of binary Kuiper Belt objects  

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About 105 bodies larger than 100km in diameter (Jewitt 1998) reside in the Kuiper Belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune. Since 1992 observational surveys have discovered over one thousand of these objects, believed to be fossil ...

Kern, Susan Diane

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Renewable, Recycled and Conserved Energy Objective  

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In February 2008, South Dakota enacted legislation (HB 1123) establishing an objective that 10% of all retail electricity sales in the state be obtained from renewable and recycled energy by 2015....

300

A light emitting object and its environment  

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The object that is intentionally produced with the inherent spirit of "Fine Art," will always be placed with a reverence for its setting. "LIGHT GRID" is a light sculpture with flexibility to utilize the environment where ...

Jeibmann, Jon Karl

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IP for Smart Objects Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance  

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, smart cities, structural health management systems, smart grid and energy management, and transportationIP for Smart Objects Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance White paper #1 Adam, Cisco Systems September 2008 Executive Summary The emerging application space for smart objects requires

Dunkels, Adam

302

Problems with Objective Probability for Conditionals What Bennett Means by Objective Probability  

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Problems with Objective Probability for Conditionals What Bennett Means by Objective Probability Objective probability is any sort of probability which demands inter- subjective agreement. Bennett Bennett introduces this as a three place relation, R(P,Q,n), between a proposition P, body of evidence Q

Fitelson, Branden

303

Object Stereo --Joint Stereo Matching and Object Segmentation Michael Bleyer1  

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model is formulated as an energy function that is op- timized via fusion moves. We show high surfaces with complex geometry, and assign disconnected surface patches to the same object. For Cones, our objects. Each object is characterized by three dif- ferent aspects: a color model, a 3D plane

Kim, Tae-Kyun

304

Understanding Leasing Options for Energy Projects  

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UNDERSTANDING LEASING OPTIONS FOR ENERGY PROJECTS Baker Davenport Davenport Finance Company Richmond, Virginia Industrials often find it difficult to fund energy projects with internal monies. Energy projects must compete with the company...?s ?core? assets for capital dollars. Leasing can be used to overcome some of these hurdles. Topics of discussion will include several key leasing structures, with benefits and disadvantages noted. Project financing is also discussed as a way...

Davenport, B.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASSISTED LIVING  

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UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASSISTED LIVING: INFLUENCE OF THE BUILT AND ORGANIZATIONAL- institutional environment who do not need 24/7 nursing care Focus on quality of life (QoL) 194 registered ALs 6.2 % % Chinese 35.1 51.8 55.6 % South Asian 24.5 26.1 23.5 % Filipino 7.1 5.6 5.7 Total 66.7 83.5 84.9 #12;Our

306

Reducing Thermal Losses and Gains With Buried and Encapsulated Ducts in Hot-Humid Climates  

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The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored three houses in Jacksonville, FL, to investigate the effectiveness of encapsulated and encapsulated/buried ducts in reducing thermal losses and gains from ductwork in unconditioned attics. Burying ductwork beneath loose-fill insulation has been identified as an effective method of reducing thermal losses and gains from ductwork in dry climates, but it is not applicable in humid climates where condensation may occur on the outside of the duct jacket. By encapsulating the ductwork in closed cell polyurethane foam (ccSPF) before burial beneath loose-fill mineral fiber insulation, the condensation potential may be reduced while increasing the R-value of the ductwork.

Shapiro, C.; Magee, A.; Zoeller, W.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Gain, directionality and noise in microwave SQUID amplifiers: Input-output approach  

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We present a new theoretical framework to analyze microwave amplifiers based on the dc SQUID. Our analysis applies input-output theory generalized for Josephson junction devices biased in the running state. Using this approach we express the high frequency dynamics of the SQUID as a scattering between the participating modes. This enables us to elucidate the inherently nonreciprocal nature of gain as a function of bias current and input frequency. This method can, in principle, accommodate an arbitrary number of Josephson harmonics generated in the running state of the junction. We report detailed calculations taking into account the first few harmonics that provide simple semi-quantitative results showing a degradation of gain, directionality and noise of the device as a function of increasing signal frequency. We also discuss the fundamental limits on device performance and applications of this formalism to real devices.

Archana Kamal; John Clarke; Michel Devoret

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

308

Quantum noise of white light cavity using double-pumped gain medium  

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Laser interferometric gravitational-wave detectors implement Fabry-Perot cavities to increase their peak sensitivity. However, this is at cost of reducing their detection bandwidth, which origins from the propagation phase delay of the light. The "white-light-cavity" idea, first proposed by Wicht et al. [Optics Communications 134, 431 (1997)], is to circumvent this limitation by introducing anomalous dispersion, using double-pumped gain medium, to compensate for such phase delay. In this article, starting from the Hamiltonian of atom-light interaction, we apply the input-output formalism to evaluate the quantum noise of the system. We find that apart from the additional noise associated with the parametric amplification process noticed by others, the stability condition for the entire system poses an additional constraint. Through surveying the parameter regimes where the gain medium remains stable (not lasing) and stationary, we find that there is no net enhancement of the shot-noise limited sensitivity. The...

Ma, Yiqiu; Zhao, Chunnong; Chen, Yanbei

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Robust random number generation using steady-state emission of gain-switched laser diodes  

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We demonstrate robust, high-speed random number generation using interference of the steady-state emission of guaranteed random phases, obtained through gain-switching a semiconductor laser diode. Steady-state emission tolerates large temporal pulse misalignments and therefore significantly improves the interference quality. Using an 8-bit digitizer followed by a finite-impulse-response unbiasing algorithm, we achieve random number generation rates of 8 and 20?Gb/s, for laser repetition rates of 1 and 2.5?GHz, respectively, with a 20% tolerance in the interferometer differential delay. We also report a generation rate of 80?Gb/s using partially phase-correlated short pulses. In relation to the field of quantum key distribution, our results confirm the gain-switched laser diode as a suitable light source, capable of providing phase-randomized coherent pulses at a clock rate of up to 2.5?GHz.

Yuan, Z. L., E-mail: zhiliang.yuan@crl.toshiba.co.uk; Lucamarini, M.; Dynes, J. F.; Frhlich, B.; Plews, A.; Shields, A. J. [Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Cambridge Research Laboratory, 208 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ (United Kingdom)

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

310

High gain, Fast Scan, Broad Spectrum Parallel Beam Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for SEM  

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During contract # DE-FG02-ER83545, Parallax Research, Inc. developed a High gain, Fast Scan Broad Spectrum Parallel beam Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for use on Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM). This new spectrometer allows very fast high resolution elemental analysis of samples in an electron microscope. By comparison to previous WDS spectrometers, it can change from one energy position to another very quickly and has an extended range compared to some similar products.

OHara, David

2009-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

311

High Gain, Fast Scan, Broad Spectrum, Parallel Beam Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for SEM  

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Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to produce a new type of x-ray spectrometer for use with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) that would have the energy resolution of WDS and the ease of use of EDS with sufficient gain for lower energies that it can be used at low beam currents as is EDS. Parallax proposes to do this by development of new multiple reflection x-ray collimation optics, new diffractor technology, new detector technology and new scan algorithms.

David OHara; Dr. Eric Lochmer

2003-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

312

Measuring solar reflectance Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain  

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Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective 'cool colored' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland U.S. latitudes, this metric RE891BN can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {le} 5:12 [23{sup o}]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool-roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear-sky air mass one global horizontal ('AM1GH') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer.

Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul

2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

313

Gain scheduling adaptive control strategies for HVDC systems to accommodate large disturbances  

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Techniques have been developed to permit the response of the controls for dc transmission systems to adapt to large system changes. A gain scheduling approach tunes the control as an on-line function of the effective short-circuit ratio and contingency indicators. The method has been tested by digital simulation, based on EMTP, of a back-to-back dc system. It has been found to be robust and control performance has been enhanced.

Reeve, J.; Sultan, M. (Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada))

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Prediction of internal temperature swings in direct-gain passive-solar buildings  

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The diurnal heat capacity method is presented for estimating inside-temperature swings attributable to direct winter solar gain. The procedures are simplified to be suitable for hand analysis, aided by tables of diurnal heat capacity for various materials. The method has been spot checked against computer simulation and has been used successfully by a group of 20 builders in New Mexico to analyze whether temperature swings would be excessive in their designs.

Balcomb, J.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

The Effect of Student Learning Styles on the Learning Gains Achieved When Interactive Simulations Are Coupled with Real-Time Formative Assessment via Pen-Enabled Mobile Technology  

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This paper describes results from a project in an undergraduate engineering physics course that coupled classroom use of interactive computer simulations with the collection of real-time formative assessment using pen-enabled mobile technology. Interactive simulations (free or textbook-based) are widely used across the undergraduate science and engineering curriculia to help actively engaged students increase their understanding of abstract concepts or phenomena which are not directly or easily observable. However, there are indications in the literature that we do not yet know the pedagogical best practices associated with their use to maximize learning. This project couples student use of interactive simulations with the gathering of real-time formative assessment via pen-enabled mobile technology (in this case, Tablet PCs). The research question addressed in this paper is: are learning gains achieved with this coupled model greater for certain types of learners in undergraduate STEM classrooms? To answer t...

Kowalski, F V

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Investigation of the electron trajectories and gain regimes of the whistler pumped free-electron laser  

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A free-electron laser (FEL) scheme, which employs the whistler wave as a slow electromagnetic wave wiggler, was studied theoretically. Subjected to the transverse fields of whistler wave wiggler, the beam electrons are the source of the energy needed to produce electromagnetic radiation. The strength and the period of the wiggler field depend on the parameters of the magnetoplasma medium. This configuration has a higher tunability by controlling the plasma density, on top of the {gamma}-tunability of the conventional FELs. The theory of linear gain and electron trajectories was presented and four groups (I, II, III, and IV) of electron orbits were found in the presence of an axial guide magnetic field. Using perturbation analysis, it is found that these groups of orbits were stable except small regions of group I and IV orbits. The function {Phi} which determines the rate of change of axial velocity with beam energy was also derived. In the case in which {Phi}<0 represents a negative-mass regime in which the axial velocity accelerates as the electrons lose energy. Numerical solutions showed that by increasing the cyclotron frequency, the gain for group I and III orbits increased, while a gain decrement was obtained for group II and IV orbits.

Jafarinia, F.; Jafari, S. [Department of Physics, University of Guilan, Rasht 41335-1914 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mehdian, H. [Department of Physics and Institute for Plasma Research, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran 15614 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding...  

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National Science FoundationFCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D National Science FoundationFCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased...

318

DE. GM05-NA25851 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ARMSTRONG...  

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1 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY This Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter called "MOU") is between...

319

Understanding the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Boson...  

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Understanding the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Boson and Beyond (Monday, March 2) DATE: Monday, March 2, 4:10 pm LOCATION: Physics 0003 Understanding the Electroweak...

320

NETL Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible...  

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Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible Oil and Natural Gas Development NETL Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible Oil and Natural Gas...

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Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells...  

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Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells...

322

A New CFD Model for understanding and Managing Diesel Particulate...  

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CFD Model for understanding and Managing Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration A New CFD Model for understanding and Managing Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration...

323

Current Understanding and Remaining Challenges in Modeling Long...  

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Understanding and Remaining Challenges in Modeling Long-Term Degradation of Borosilicate Nuclear Waste Glasses. Current Understanding and Remaining Challenges in Modeling...

324

An advanced understanding of the specific effects of xylan and...  

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An advanced understanding of the specific effects of xylan and surface lignin contents on enzymatic hydrolysis of An advanced understanding of the specific effects of xylan and...

325

HELPING BEHAVIOUR DURING COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND LEARNING GAINS: THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER AND OF PUPILS' PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND ETHNIC  

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1 HELPING BEHAVIOUR DURING COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND LEARNING GAINS: THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER, J. W. (2008). Helping behaviour during cooperative learning and learning gains: The role-159" #12;2 Running head: Helping behaviour during cooperative learning Helping behaviour during cooperative

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

326

Inelastic neutron and low-frequency Raman scattering in a niobium-phosphate glass for Raman gain applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Inelastic neutron and low-frequency Raman scattering in a niobium-phosphate glass for Raman gain: Raman scattering; Neutron scattering; Raman gain; Boson peak We present measurements of the vibrational, extracted from specific-heat or neutron scattering measurements [7,8]. Only very recently two of the present

Schirmacher, Walter

327

Abstract--A simple method is presented to reduce the number of scheduling parameters for gain-scheduled  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to a zero- parameter or LTI controller design problem in the dimensionless domain. The dimensionless gain-scheduling. Index Terms--Gain scheduling, gantry control, pi theorem, dimensionless parameters, nondimensional representation I. INTRODUCTION AIN scheduling is a popular method to control systems whose linearized model

Brennan, Sean

328

Understanding Degradation Pathways in Organic Photovoltaics (Poster)  

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Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) recently attained power conversion efficiencies that are of interest for commercial production. Consequently, one of the most important unsolved issues facing a new industry is understanding what governs lifetime in organic devices and discovering solutions to mitigate degradation mechanisms. Historically, the active organic components are considered vulnerable to photo-oxidation and represent the primary degradation channel. However, we present several (shelf life and light soaking) studies pointing the relative stability of the active layers and instabilities in commonly used electrode materials. We show that engineering of the hole/electron layer at the electrode can lead to environmentally stable devices even without encapsulation.

Lloyd, M. T.; Olson, D. C.; Garcia, A.; Kauvar, I.; Kopidakis, N.; Reese, M. O.; Berry, J. J.; Ginley, D. S.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the Grid | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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Uncertainties in our understanding of energy conservation  

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There is wide and growing agreement on the potential benefits of energy-conservation measures. However, there is considerable uncertainty over the best means to obtain these benefits. Decision makers lack sufficient information to decide on the proper roles for private enterprise and for governments. The best mix of government activities is not known. Unfortunately, the data currently available are not adequate for dealing with these important issues. This paper discusses existing and emerging data sources that deal with these questions that can help improve our understanding of energy use and conservation. Development of comprehensive and accurate data bases is crucial to the improvement and intelligent application of energy-use models.

Hirst, E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Objective Bayesian Analysis of Spatially Correlated Data  

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Objective Bayesian Analysis of Spatially Correlated Data James O. Berger a , Victor De Oliveira b the reference prior is improper. An illustration is given using a spatial data set of topographic elevations #12;elds are powerful probabilistic tools for modeling spatial data and making inference about

West, Mike

332

Oil To Biofuels Case Study Objectives  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Oil To Biofuels Case Study Objectives - Critically evaluate the nature of certain societal", and the consequences of various sources. - How could this diagram be modified through the use of biofuels? Research. - What are biomass and biofuels? How are they used, what are their benefits and negative consequences

Auerbach, Scott M.

333

OBJECTIVES OF THE EDINBURGH KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT  

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OBJECTIVES OF THE EDINBURGH KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP The University of Edinburgh, Heriot and natural environment. The Edinburgh Knowledge Environment Partnership will thus provide a unique research between key stakeholders in the built and natural environment and to reach out in assisting

Painter, Kevin

334

Detecting concealed objects at a checkpoint  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to interrogate a clothed individual with electromagnetic radiation to determine if a concealed object is being carried. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual with a pair of opposed, semi-cylindrical array panels each configured to interrogate the individual with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range.

McMakin, Douglas L. (Richland, WA); Hall, Thomas E. (Kennewick, WA); Sheen, David M. (Richland, WA); Severtsen, Ronald H. (Richland, WA)

2008-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

335

Evolution towards, in, and beyond Object Databases  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Evolution towards, in, and beyond Object Databases Marc H. Scholl and Markus Tresch Faculty ``evolution'' in the database arena. This paper tries to categorize some of these into a unique framework of ``external services'' to enrich DBMS functionalities. The following are presented in more detail: first, we

Scholl, Marc H.

336

Computer Note A Prototype Object Database for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Computer Note A Prototype Object Database for Mitochondrial DNA Variation J. E. NEIGEL AND P preserved. We hope to prevent further loss by establishing a community database for population genetic surveys. We explored the feasibility of a population genetics database by developing a prototype

Neigel, Joseph E.

337

Object Detection Combining Recognition and Segmentation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

segmentation. There are two main steps in this method: a hypothesis generation step and a verification step. In the top-down hy- pothesis generation step, we design an improved Shape Context feature, which is more. We develop an object detection method combining top-down recog- nition with bottom-up image

Plotkin, Joshua B.

338

MACHO (MAssive Compact Halo Objects) Data  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The primary aim of the MACHO Project is to test the hypothesis that a significant fraction of the dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way is made up of objects like brown dwarfs or planets: these objects have come to be known as MACHOs, for MAssive Compact Halo Objects. The signature of these objects is the occasional amplification of the light from extragalactic stars by the gravitational lens effect. The amplification can be large, but events are extremely rare: it is necessary to monitor photometrically several million stars for a period of years in order to obtain a useful detection rate. For this purpose MACHO has a two channel system that employs eight CCDs, mounted on the 50 inch telescope at Mt. Stromlo. The high data rate (several GBytes per night) is accommodated by custom electronics and on-line data reduction. The Project has taken more than 27,000 images with this system since June 1992. Analysis of a subset of these data has yielded databases containing light curves in two colors for 8 million stars in the LMC and 10 million in the bulge of the Milky Way. A search for microlensing has turned up four candidates toward the Large Magellanic Cloud and 45 toward the Galactic Bulge. The web page for data provides links to MACHO Project data portals and various specialized interfaces for viewing or searching the data. (Specialized Interface)

339

objective robust design optimization of an engine  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Multi- objective robust design optimization of an engine mounting system E. Courteille and F introduces a new method to support designers to find optimal and robust solutions of engine mounting system. The mounting system design is a compromise between isolation of the vehicle from engine vibration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

340

Data quality objectives for PUREX deactivation flushing  

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This Data Quality Objection (DQO) defines the sampling and analysis requirements necessary to support the deactivation of the Plutonium-Uranium Extraction (PUREX) facility vessels that are regulated by WAC 173-303. Specifically, sampling and analysis requirements are identified for the flushing operations that are a major element of PUREX deactivation.

Bhatia, R.K.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-objective branch-and-bound. Application to the bi-objective ...  

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stochastic shortest path problems, as well as by ? to evaluate the quality of an .... While the single-objective minimum spanning tree problem is easily solved, the...

2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

342

Object-Oriented Energy, Climate, and Technology Systems (ObjECTS...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

description of the complete inputs see "Model Documentation for the MiniCAM" (Brenkert, Smith, Kim, and Pitcher, 2003). Case Studies Examples of how Object-Oriented Energy,...

343

Structural materials: understanding atomic scale microstructures  

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With the ability to locate and identify atoms in three dimensions, atom-probe tomography (APT) has revolutionized our understanding of structure-property relationships in materials used for structural applications. The atomic-scale details of clusters, second phases, and microstructural defects that control alloy properties have been investigated, providing an unprecedented level of detail on the origins of aging behavior, strength, creep, fracture toughness, corrosion, and irradiation resistance. Moreover, atomic-scale microscopy combined with atomistic simulation and theoretical modeling of material behavior can guide new alloy design. In this article, selected examples highlight how APT has led to a deeper understanding of materials structures and therefore properties, starting with the phase transformations controlling the aging and strengthening behavior of complex Al-, Fe-, and Ni-based alloys systems. The chemistry of interfaces and structural defects that play a crucial role in high-temperature strengthening, fracture, and corrosion resistance are also discussed, with particular reference to Zr- and Al-alloys and FeAl intermetallics.

Marquis, E A [University of Oxford; Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Blavette, D [Universite de Rouen, France; Ringer, S. P. [University of Sydney, Australia; Sudbrack, C [Northwestern University, Evanston; Smith, G.D.W. [University of Oxford

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding User Intentions in Vertical Image Search  

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proposed for solving the image matching problem and object location problem in crowded scenes. Such method was further developed in [Stricker and Orengo, 1995] with improved indexing techniques to color information in dig- ital images. In [Huang et al...-tree, R-tree and its variant R+-tree and R?-tree, are usually not scalable to dimensions higher than 20 [White and Jain, 1996]. 2.2 Image annotation Image annotation or image tagging is an area closely related to image retrieval. Image anno- tation...

Chen, Yuxin

345

Complex Dynamics of V1 Population Responses Explained by a Simple Gain-Control Model  

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at Austin, 1 University Station, A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA *Correspondence: eyal@mail.cps.utexas.edu DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2009.08.041 SUMMARY To understand sensory encoding and decoding, it is essential

Pillow, Jonathan

346

Environmental management system objectives & targets results summary :  

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Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexicos (SNL/NM) Environmental Management System is the integrated approach for members of the workforce to identify and manage environmental risks. Each Fiscal Year (FY) SNL/NM performs an analysis to identify environmental aspects, and the environmental programs associated with them are charged with the task of routinely monitoring and measuring the objectives and targets that are established to mitigate potential impacts of SNL/NMs operations on the environment. An annual summary of the results achieved towards meeting established Sandia Corporation and SNL/NM Site-specific objectives and targets provides a connection to, and rational for, annually revised environmental aspects. The purpose of this document is to summarize the results achieved and documented in FY2013.

Vetter, Douglas Walter

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Chemistry of Low Mass Substellar Objects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

"Brown dwarfs" is the collective name for objects more massive than giant planets such as Jupiter but less massive than M dwarf stars. This review gives a brief description of the classification and chemistry of low mass dwarfs. The current spectral classification of stars includes L and T dwarfs that encompass the coolest known stars and substellar objects. The relatively low atmospheric temperatures and high total pressures in substellar dwarfs lead to molecular gas and condensate chemistry. The chemistry of elements such as C, N, O, Ti, V, Fe, Cr, and the alkali elements play a dominant role in shaping the optical and infrared spectra of the "failed" stars. Chemical diagnostics for the subclassifications are described.

Katharina Lodders; Bruce Fegley, Jr

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

348

Second quarter trims earnings gain of OGJ group of U. S. oil companies  

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This paper reports that first half of 1991 profits for the Oil and Gas Journal group of 22 large U.S. oil companies totaled $10,553 billion, down a scant 0.1% from the same period the year before. However, second quarter profits were down sharply, dipping to $3.656 billion or 27.4% below the second quarter of 1990. This is in sharp contrast with first quarter profits, which totaled $6.897 billion and were up 24.8% from the same period of 1990. First half individuals results were widely diverse, with seven companies showing profit improvements from last year and 15 companies a decline. Only one, Murphy Oil Co., posted a loss in the first half. Six companies showed profit gains of more than 20% and 11 posted declines greater than 20%. In the second quarter 16 of the group had lower earnings than they booked in the same period of 1990. Restructuring charges and gains, along with provisions for future environmental costs, continued to have a great deal of influence over year to year changes in profits. Chemical earnings were down for the 6 months and in the second quarter for most companies. U.S. refining and marketing earnings were mixed but generally lower for both periods. Due to an economic recession product demand was down in the first half of this year. Non-U.S. refining and marketing profits were up for the first half, but the gain stemmed from improved margins in the first quarter.

Beck, R.J.; Biggs, J.B.

1991-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

349

Vehicle for carrying an object of interest  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface. 8 figs.

Zollinger, W.T.; Ferrante, T.A.

1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

350

Vehicle for carrying an object of interest  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface.

Zollinger, W. Thor (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

An object-oriented cluster search algorithm  

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In this work we describe two object-oriented cluster search algorithms, which can be applied to a network of an arbitrary structure. First algorithm calculates all connected clusters, whereas the second one finds a path with the minimal number of connections. We estimate the complexity of the algorithm and infer that the number of operations has linear growth with respect to the size of the network.

Silin, Dmitry; Patzek, Tad

2003-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

352

Scientific Challenges for Understanding the Quantum Universe  

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A workshop titled "Scientific Challenges for Understanding the Quantum Universe" was held December 9-11, 2008, at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center-National Accelerator Laboratory. The primary purpose of the meeting was to examine how computing at the extreme scale can contribute to meeting forefront scientific challenges in particle physics, particle astrophysics and cosmology. The workshop was organized around five research areas with associated panels. Three of these, "High Energy Theoretical Physics," "Accelerator Simulation," and "Experimental Particle Physics," addressed research of the Office of High Energy Physics Energy and Intensity Frontiers, while the"Cosmology and Astrophysics Simulation" and "Astrophysics Data Handling, Archiving, and Mining" panels were associated with the Cosmic Frontier.

Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

353

Infrared system for monitoring movement of objects  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for monitoring moving objects, such as the flight of honeybees and other insects, using a pulsed laser light source. This system has a self-powered micro-miniaturized transmitting unit powered, in the preferred embodiment, with an array solar cells. This transmitting unit is attached to the object to be monitored. These solar cells provide current to a storage energy capacitor to produce, for example, five volts for the operation of the transmitter. In the simplest embodiment, the voltage on the capacitor operates a pulse generator to provide a pulsed energizing signal to one or more very small laser diodes. The pulsed light is then received at a receiving base station using substantially standard means which converts the light to an electrical signal for processing in a microprocessor to create the information as to the movement of the object. In the case of a unit for monitoring honeybees and other insects, the transmitting unit weighs less than 50 mg, and has a size no larger than 1.times.3.times.5 millimeters. Also, the preferred embodiment provides for the coding of the light to uniquely identify the particular transmitting unit that is being monitored. A "wake-up" circuit is provided in the preferred embodiment whereby there is no transmission until the voltage on the capacitor has exceeded a pre-set threshold. Various other uses of the motion-detection system are described.

Valentine, Kenneth H. (San Diego, CA); Falter, Diedre D. (Knoxville, TN); Falter, Kelly G. (Knoxville, TN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Infrared system for monitoring movement of objects  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system is described for monitoring moving objects, such as the flight of honeybees and other insects, using a pulsed laser light source. This system has a self-powered micro-miniaturized transmitting unit powered, in the preferred embodiment, with an array of solar cells. This transmitting unit is attached to the object to be monitored. These solar cells provide current to a storage energy capacitor to produce, for example, five volts for the operation of the transmitter. In the simplest embodiment, the voltage on the capacitor operates a pulse generator to provide a pulsed energizing signal to one or more very small laser diodes. The pulsed light is then received at a receiving base station using substantially standard means which converts the light to an electrical signal for processing in a microprocessor to create the information as to the movement of the object. In the case of a unit for monitoring honeybees and other insects, the transmitting unit weighs less than 50 mg, and has a size no larger than 1[times]3[times]5 millimeters. Also, the preferred embodiment provides for the coding of the light to uniquely identify the particular transmitting unit that is being monitored. A wake-up' circuit is provided in the preferred embodiment whereby there is no transmission until the voltage on the capacitor has exceeded a pre-set threshold. Various other uses of the motion-detection system are described. 4 figures.

Valentine, K.H.; Falter, D.D.; Falter, K.G.

1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

355

Objective analysis of toolmarks in forensics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Since the 1993 court case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the subjective nature of toolmark comparison has been questioned by attorneys and law enforcement agencies alike. This has led to an increased drive to establish objective comparison techniques with known error rates, much like those that DNA analysis is able to provide. This push has created research in which the 3-D surface profile of two different marks are characterized and the marks cross-sections are run through a comparative statistical algorithm to acquire a value that is intended to indicate the likelihood of a match between the marks. The aforementioned algorithm has been developed and extensively tested through comparison of evenly striated marks made by screwdrivers. However, this algorithm has yet to be applied to quasi-striated marks such as those made by the shear edge of slip-joint pliers. The results of this algorithms application to the surface of copper wire will be presented. Objective mark comparison also extends to comparison of toolmarks made by firearms. In an effort to create objective comparisons, microstamping of firing pins and breech faces has been introduced. This process involves placing unique alphanumeric identifiers surrounded by a radial code on the surface of firing pins, which transfer to the cartridges primer upon firing. Three different guns equipped with microstamped firing pins were used to fire 3000 cartridges. These cartridges are evaluated based on the clarity of their alphanumeric transfers and the clarity of the radial code surrounding the alphanumerics.

Grieve, Taylor N. [Ames Laboratory

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Gain broadening mechanism in various GaAlAs laser structures  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Coupling of an external grating to a GaAlAs laser results in a strong enhancement of the selected mode and a reduction of the nonselected modes. The spectral form of this reduction is measured with a new sensitive experimental arrangement for three types of laser structures: proton bombarded stripe geometry, V-groove and CSP lasers. This spectral form is determined by the gain curve of the laser only and is independent on the position of the selected mode, i.e., no spectral hole burning is observed at room temperature.

Ruehle, W.; Brosson, P.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

High-gain dc SQUID magnetometers with NbN nanobridges  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper reports on high-gain dc SQUIDs using NbN nanobridges fabricated for magnetometers with high sensitivity, and their device parameters and intrinsic energy sensitivity have been evaluated. The slit inductance of the square washer SQUID was reduced by using the co-planar edge structure of the low inductance. The junction capacitance was typically 15 {approximately} 40 ft. The maximum voltage modualtion was about 110 {mu}V for the NbN nanobridge SQUID with an inductance of 0.18nH.

Irie, A.; Hamasaki, K.; Yamashita, T. (Dept. of Electronics, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology, Kamitomioka-Machi 1603-1, Nagoka-shi, Niigata 940-21 (JP)); Matsui, T.; Komiyama, B. (Communication Research Lab., Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, Koganei, Tokyo 184 (JP))

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Method and system for modulation of gain suppression in high average power laser systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high average power laser system with modulated gain suppression includes an input aperture associated with a first laser beam extraction path and an output aperture associated with the first laser beam extraction path. The system also includes a pinhole creation laser having an optical output directed along a pinhole creation path and an absorbing material positioned along both the first laser beam extraction path and the pinhole creation path. The system further includes a mechanism operable to translate the absorbing material in a direction crossing the first laser beam extraction laser path and a controller operable to modulate the second laser beam.

Bayramian, Andrew James (Manteca, CA)

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

359

Frequency dependence of mass flow gain factor and cavitation compliance of cavitating inducers  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Unsteady cavitation characteristics are analyzed based on a closed cavity model in which the length of the cavity is allowed to oscillate. It is shown that the present model blends smoothly into quasisteady calculations in the low frequency limit, unlike fixed cavity length models. Effects of incidence angle and cavitation number on cavitation compliance and mass flow gain factor are shown as functions of reduce frequency. The cavity volume is evaluated by three methods and the results were used to confirm the accuracy and adequacy of the numerical calculation. By comparison with experimental data on inducers, it was shown that the present model can simulate the characteristics of unsteady cavitation qualitatively.

Otsuka, S.; Tsujimoto, Yoshinobu [Osaka Univ. (Japan); Kamijo, Kenjiro [National Aerospace Lab., Kakuda, Miyagi (Japan). Kakuda Research Center; Furuya, O. [AMP Technologies, Osaka (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

360

High-Gain Harmonic Generation Free-Electron Laser at Saturation  

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The Formation of Primordial Luminous Objects  

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The scientific belief that the universe evolves in time is one of the legacies of the theory of the Big Bang. The concept that the universe has an history started to attract the interest of cosmologists soon after the first formulation of the theory: already Gamow (1948; 1949) investigated how and when galaxies could have been formed in the context of the expanding Universe. However, the specific topic of the formation (and of the fate) of the first objects dates to two decades later, when no objects with metallicities as low as those predicted by primordial nucleosynthesis (Z {approx}< 10{sup -10} {approx} 10{sup -8}Z{sub {circle_dot}}) were found. Such concerns were addressed in two seminal papers by Peebles & Dicke (1968; hereafter PD68) and by Doroshkevich, Zel'Dovich & Novikov (1967; hereafter DZN67), introducing the idea that some objects could have formed before the stars we presently observe. (1) Both PD68 and DZN67 suggest a mass of {approx} 10{sup 5} M{sub {circle_dot}} for the first generation of bound systems, based on the considerations on the cosmological Jeans length (Gamow 1948; Peebles 1965) and the possible shape of the power spectrum. (2) They point out the role of thermal instabilities in the formation of the proto-galactic bound object, and of the cooling of the gas inside it; in particular, PD68 introduces H{sub 2} cooling and chemistry in the calculations about the contraction of the gas. (3) Even if they do not specifically address the occurrence of fragmentation, these papers make two very different assumptions: PD68 assumes that the gas will fragment into ''normal'' stars to form globular clusters, while DZN67 assumes that fragmentation does not occur, and that a single ''super-star'' forms. (4) Finally, some feedback effects as considered (e.g. Peebles & Dicke considered the effects of supernovae). Today most of the research focuses on the issues when fragmentation may occur, what objects are formed and how they influence subsequent structure formation. In these notes we will leave the discussion of feedback to lecture notes by Ferrara & Salvaterra and by Madau & Haardt in this same book and focus only on the aspects of the formation of the first objects. The advent of cosmological numerical hydrodynamics in particular allow a fresh new look at these questions. Hence, these notes will touch on aspects of theoretical cosmology to chemistry, computer science, hydrodynamics and atomic physics. For further reading and more references on the subject we refer the reader to other relevant reviews such as Barkana & Loeb 2001, and more recently Ciardi & Ferrara 2004, Glover 2004 and Bromm & Larson 2004. In these notes, we try to give a brief introduction to only the most relevant aspects. We will start with a brief overview of the relevant cosmological concepts in section 2, followed by a discussion of the properties of primordial material (with particular emphasis to its cooling and its chemistry) in section 3. We will then review the technique and the results of numerical simulations in sections 4 and 5: the former will deal with detailed 3D simulations of the formation of gaseous clouds which are likely to transform into luminous objects, while the latter will examine results (mostly from 1D codes) about the modalities of such transformation. Finally, in section 6 we will critically discuss the results of the previous sections, examining their consequences and comparing them to our present knowledge of the universe.

Ripamonti, Emanuele; /Kapteyn Astron. Inst., Groningen; Abel, Tom; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

362

Understanding the nature of nuclear power plant risk  

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This paper describes the evolution of understanding of severe accident consequences from the non-mechanistic assumptions of WASH-740 to WASH-1400, NUREG-1150, SOARCA and today in the interpretation of the consequences of the accident at Fukushima. As opposed to the general perception, the radiological human health consequences to members of the Japanese public from the Fukushima accident will be small despite meltdowns at three reactors and loss of containment integrity. In contrast, the radiation-related societal impacts present a substantial additional economic burden on top of the monumental task of economic recovery from the nonnuclear aspects of the earthquake and tsunami damage. The Fukushima accident provides additional evidence that we have mis-characterized the risk of nuclear power plant accidents to ourselves and to the public. The human health risks are extremely small even to people living next door to a nuclear power plant. The principal risk associated with a nuclear power plant accident involves societal impacts: relocation of people, loss of land use, loss of contaminated products, decontamination costs and the need for replacement power. Although two of the three probabilistic safety goals of the NRC address societal risk, the associated quantitative health objectives in reality only address individual human health risk. This paper describes the types of analysis that would address compliance with the societal goals. (authors)

Denning, R. S. [Ohio State Univ., 201 West 19th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1142 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Kinetic bounding volume hierarchies for deformable objects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present novel algorithms for updating bounding volume hierarchies of objects undergoing arbitrary deformations. Therefore, we introduce two new data structures, the kinetic AABB tree and the kinetic BoxTree. The event-based approach of the kinetic data structures framework enables us to show that our algorithms are optimal in the number of updates. Moreover, we show a lower bound for the total number of BV updates, which is independent of the number of frames. We used our kinetic bounding volume hierarchies for collision detection and performed a comparison with the classical bottomup update method. The results show that our algorithms perform up to ten times faster in practically relevant scenarios.

Gabriel Zachmann; Tu Clausthal

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Modern testing meets wide range of objectives  

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Testing sequences in two very different wells illustrate the wide range of objectives that are met with modern testing procedures. The first example is a drill stem test in an exploration well. The second test is in an established producing well. The exploration well test incorporated tubing-conveyed perforating, fluid sampling, production logging, and matrix stimulation to evaluate and properly treat near-well bore damage, as well as to investigate reservoir volume and characterize boundaries. The test on the established producer evaluated whether a workover could remedy lower than expected productivity. Production logging was combined with stationary transient measurements.

Ehlig-Economides, C.A.; Hegeman, P. (Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Houston, TX (United States)); Clark, G. (Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Aberdeen (United Kingdom))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hungarian object agreement with personal pronouns  

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for the external argument. Bjar & Rezac (2009:46) suggest that their person licensing constraint (PLC) rules out derivations in which the external argument does not enter into an Agree relation. More generally, the PLC states that a feature F in a feature... -? see-3SG.SUBJ tged. you.SG.ACC S/he sees you. (27) raises a question, however: if the subject has to enter an Agree relation (cf. the PLC), why does this not hold for the object? Bjar & Rezac (2009) (among others) relate their person licensing...

Brny, Andrs

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Attachment to Objects as a Compensatory Strategy  

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their five most valued possessions and to justify their selections (1991). One important function of these valued commodities is to give us new social groups with which to identify (e.g. BMW owners, people who like crunchy peanut butter) (Dittmar, 1994.../drives a BMW requires the application of a certain object-related stereotype to perceive the self (Dittmar, 1994). For this stereotype to be a stereotype in the first place, what is true of a particular BMW-owner must be true of all BMW owners. In other...

Keefer, Lucas Allen

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

367

Understanding the movements of metal whiskers  

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Metal whiskers often grow across leads of electric equipment and electronic package causing current leakage or short circuits and raising significant reliability issues. The nature of metal whiskers remains a mystery after several decades of research. In addition, metal whiskers exhibit a rather unusual dynamic property of relatively high amplitude movements under gentle air flow or, according to some testimonies, without obvious stimuli. Understanding the physics behind that motion would give additional insights into the nature of metal whiskers. Here, we quantitatively analyze several possible mechanisms potentially responsible for the observed movements: (1) minute air currents, (2) Brownian motion due to random bombardments with the air molecules, (3) mechanically caused movements, such as (a) externally transmitted vibrations of the sample, and (b) torque exerted due to material propagation along curved whiskers responsible for the whisker growth (similar to the known garden hose oscillations), (4) time dependent electric fields due to diffusion of ions across the metal surface, and (5) nonequilibrium electric field configurations making it possible for {\\it some} whiskers to move. For all these scenarios we provide numerical estimates. Our conclusion is that the observed movements are likely due to the minor air currents, intentional or ill-controlled, and that external mechanical vibrations could force such movements in a rather harsh environment or/and for whiskers with severe constrictions. We argue that under non-steady state conditions, such as caused by changes in the external light intensity, some whiskers can exercise spontaneous oscillations.

Victor G. Karpov

2015-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

368

DNA nanotechnology: understanding and optimisation through simulation  

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DNA nanotechnology promises to provide controllable self-assembly on the nanoscale, allowing for the design of static structures, dynamic machines and computational architectures. In this article I review the state-of-the art of DNA nanotechnology, highlighting the need for a more detailed understanding of the key processes, both in terms of theoretical modelling and experimental characterisation. I then consider coarse-grained models of DNA, mesoscale descriptions that have the potential to provide great insight into the operation of DNA nanotechnology if they are well designed. In particular, I discuss a number of nanotechnological systems that have been studied with oxDNA, a recently developed coarse-grained model, highlighting the subtle interplay of kinetic, thermodynamic and mechanical factors that can determine behaviour. Finally, new results highlighting the importance of mechanical tension in the operation of a two-footed walker are presented, demonstrating that recovery from an unintended `overstepped' configuration can be accelerated by three to four orders of magnitude by application of a moderate tension to the walker's track. More generally, the walker illustrates the possibility of biasing strand-displacement processes to affect the overall rate.

Thomas E. Ouldridge

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

369

Gains and losses in the eyes of the beholder: a comparative study of foreign policy decision making under risk  

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Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains vs. losses domains...

Yang, Yi

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

370

Emotional intelligence and manipulation: Are those scoring higher on EI measures more likely to negatively manipulate others' for personal gains?  

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The association between emotional intelligence (EI) and manipulation was examined in this study. The possibility that individuals who score higher on EI would be more likely to negatively manipulate others for personal gain was the main hypothesis...

Carter, Sophie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Structure of the eastern Red Rocks and Wind Ridge thrust faults, Wyoming: how a thrust fault gains displacement along strike  

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STRUCTURE OF THE EASTERN RED ROCKS AND WIND RIDGE THRUST FAULTS, WYOMING: HOW A THRUST FAULT GAINS DISPLACEMENT ALONG STRIKE A Thesis by BRENT STANLEY HUNTSMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Geology STRUCTURE OF THE EASTERN RED ROCKS AND WIND RIDGE THRUST FAULTS, WYOMING: HOW A THRUST FAULT GAINS DISPLACEMENT ALONG STRIKE A Thesis by BRENT STANLEY HUNTSMAN...

Huntsman, Brent Stanley

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (Say) (Gastropoda: Pyramidellidae): its life history and impact on shell weight gain in Crassostrea virginica  

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Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (SAY) (GASTROPODA: PYRAMIDELLIDAE): ITS LIFE HISTORY AND IMPACT ON SHELL WEIGHT GAIN IN Crassostrea virginica A Thesis by MARIE ELINOR WHITE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas Agdi University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1983 Major Subject: Oceanography Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (SAY) (GASTROPODA: PYRAMIDELLIDAE): ITS LIFE HISTORY AND IMPACT ON SHELL WEIGHT GAIN IN Crassostrea virginica A...

White, Marie Elinor

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Many-body effects on optical gain in GaAsPN/GaPN quantum well lasers for silicon integration  

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Many-body effects on the optical gain in GaAsPN/GaP QW structures were investigated by using the multiband effective-mass theory and the non-Markovian gain model with many-body effects. The free-carrier model shows that the optical gain peak slightly increases with increasing N composition. In addition, the QW structure with a larger As composition shows a larger optical gain than that with a smaller As composition. On the other hand, in the case of the many-body model, the optical gain peak decreases with increasing N composition. Also, the QW structure with a smaller As composition is observed to have a larger optical gain than that with a larger As composition. This can be explained by the fact that the QW structure with a smaller As or N composition shows a larger Coulomb enhancement effect than that with a larger As or N composition. This means that it is important to consider the many-body effect in obtaining guidelines for device design issues.

Park, Seoung-Hwan, E-mail: shpark@cu.ac.kr [Department of Electronics Engineering, Catholic University of Daegu, Hayang, Kyeongbuk 712-702 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

374

Understanding Energy Models and Modeling (ENV 715) Spring 2013 Tuesday/Thursday 10:05-11:20 am  

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1 Understanding Energy Models and Modeling (ENV 715) Spring 2013 Tuesday/Thursday 10:05-11:20 am) Course Description and Learning Objectives Energy models are widely used for policy analysis, scenario, however, energy models have their limitations and lend themselves to abuse and misinterpretation. Policy

Ferrari, Silvia

375

Associating Text and Graphics for Scientific Chart Understanding Weihua Huang, Chew Lim Tan and Wee Kheng Leow  

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Associating Text and Graphics for Scientific Chart Understanding Weihua Huang, Chew Lim Tan and Wee and graphical information contained in the scientific chart images. Text components are first located in the input image and then recognized using OCR. On the other hand, the graphical objects are segmented

Leow, Wee Kheng

376

Future Power Systems 20: The Smart Enterprise, its Objective...  

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0: The Smart Enterprise, its Objective and Forecasting. Future Power Systems 20: The Smart Enterprise, its Objective and Forecasting. More Documents & Publications Future Power...

377

Two years of detecting DM objects - the Solar system members  

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With a probability >99% there are grounds to believe that our works on detection of the Dark Electric Matter Objects (daemons), which were lauched in 1996, are crowned with success. The daemons are the relic elementary Planckian black holes(m~30 microgramme) carrying stable electric charge of Ze=10e. During the last two years, the detector made of two horizontal ZnS(Ag) screens of 1 m^2 area has been recording the correlated time-shifted scintillations corresponding to flux 10^-5 m^-2 s^-1 of extraordinary penetrating nuclear-active particles which moved both down and upward with velocity of only \\~5-30 km/s. The flux experiences seasonal variations with maxima supposedly corresponding to the Earth transition through shadow and anti-shadow created by the Sun in its motion relative the Galaxy disk daemon population. An accumulation of negative daemons, which stimulate the proton decay in ~1 microsec, inside the Earth and the Sun is explaining a lot of previusly non-understandable facts.

E. M. Drobyshevski; M. E. Drobyshevski; T. Yu. Izmodenova; D. S. Telnov

2003-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

378

17.950 Understanding Modern Military Operations, Spring 2005  

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A proper understanding of modern military operations requires a prior understanding of both the material side of war, including especially weapon, sensor, communication, and information processing technologies, and the ...

Cote, Owen R., 1960-

379

Understanding and predicting where people look in images  

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For many applications in graphics, design, and human computer interaction, it is essential to understand where humans look in a scene. This is a challenging task given that no one fully understands how the human visual ...

Judd, Tilke (Tilke M.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

EventMinder : a personal calendar assistant that understands events  

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Calendar applications do not understand calendar entries. This limitation prevents them from offering the range of assistance that can be provided by a human personal assistant. Understanding calendar entries is a difficult ...

Smith, Dustin Arthur

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding  

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Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding Concetto Spampinato an automatic fish classi- fication system that operates in the natural underwater en- vironment to assist marine biologists in understanding fish behavior. Fish classification is performed by combining two types

Fisher, Bob

382

Women's Work and Women's Health in Mexico: Understanding the links  

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of municipios in Mexico. Mexican migrant communities ares Work and Womens Health in Mexico: Understanding the linkss Work and Womens Health in Mexico: Understanding the links

Rubin-Kurtzman, Jane; Denman, Catalina A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Hodges residence: performance of a direct gain passive solar home in Iowa  

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Results are presented for the performance of the Hodges Residence, a 2200-square-foot earth-sheltered direct gain passive solar home in Ames, Iowa, during the 1979-80 heating season, its first occupied season. No night insulation was used on its 500 square feet of double-pane glass. Total auxiliary heat required was 43 GJ (41 MBTU) gross and 26 GJ (25 MBTU) net, amounting, respectively, to 60 and 36 kJ/C/sup 0/-day-m/sup 2/ (2.9 and 1.8 BTU/F/sup 0/-day-ft/sup 2/). The heating season was unusually cloudy and included the cloudiest January in the 21 years of Ames insolation measurements. Results are also presented for the performance of the hollow-core floor which serves as the main storage mass and for the comfort range in the house.

Hodges, L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Method for increasing the rate of compressive strength gain in hardenable mixtures containing fly ash  

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The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention provides a method for increasing the rate of strength gain of a hardenable mixture containing fly ash by exposing the fly ash to an aqueous slurry of calcium oxide (lime) prior to its incorporation into the hardenable mixture. The invention further relates to such hardenable mixtures, e.g., concrete and mortar, that contain fly ash pre-reacted with calcium oxide. In particular, the fly ash is added to a slurry of calcium oxide in water, prior to incorporating the fly ash in a hardenable mixture. The hardenable mixture may be concrete or mortar. In a specific embodiment, mortar containing fly ash treated by exposure to an aqueous lime slurry are prepared and tested for compressive strength at early time points. 2 figs.

Liskowitz, J.W.; Wecharatana, M.; Jaturapitakkul, C.; Cerkanowicz, A.E.

1997-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

385

Antenna Gain and Link Budget for Waves Carrying Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM)  

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This paper addresses the RF link budget of a communication system using unusual waves carrying an orbital angular momentum (OAM) in order to clearly analyse the fundamental changes for telecommunication applications. The study is based on a typical configuration using circular array antennas to transmit and receive OAM waves. For any value of the OAM mode order, an original asymptotic formulation of the link budget is proposed in which equivalent antenna gains and free-space losses appear. The formulations are then validated with the results of a commercial electromagnetic simulation software. By this way, we also show how our formula can help to design a system capable of superimposing several channels on the same bandwidth and the same polarisation, based on the orthogonality of the OAM. Additional losses due to the use of this degree of freedom are notably clearly calculated to quantify the benefit and drawback according to the case.

Nguyen, Duy Kevin; Sokoloff, Jrme; Chabory, Alexandre; Palacin, Baptiste; Capet, Nicolas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Method for increasing the rate of compressive strength gain in hardenable mixtures containing fly ash  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention provides a method for increasing the rate of strength gain of a hardenable mixture containing fly ash by exposing the fly ash to an aqueous slurry of calcium oxide (lime) prior to its incorporation into the hardenable mixture. The invention further relates to such hardenable mixtures, e.g., concrete and mortar, that contain fly ash pre-reacted with calcium oxide. In particular, the fly ash is added to a slurry of calcium oxide in water, prior to incorporating the fly ash in a hardenable mixture. The hardenable mixture may be concrete or mortar. In a specific embodiment, mortar containing fly ash treated by exposure to an aqueous lime slurry are prepared and tested for compressive strength at early time points.

Liskowitz, John W. (Belle Mead, NJ); Wecharatana, Methi (Parsippany, NJ); Jaturapitakkul, Chai (Bangkok, TH); Cerkanowicz, deceased, Anthony E. (late of Livingston, NJ)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Diurnal heat storage in direct-gain passive-solar buildings  

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This paper presents a simplified method for predicting temperature swings in direct-gain buildings. It is called the DHC method due to the use of a diurnal heat capacity (DHC). Diurnal heat capacity is a measure of the effective amount of heat stored during a sunny day and then released at night - the typical 24-hour diurnal cycle. This enables prediction of the maximum temperature swings experienced in the building and can be calculated using a single 24-hour harmonic. The advantage is that closed-form analytic solutions can be obtained for a variety of simple and layered-wall configurations. Higher harmonic components are accounted for by a correction factor. The method is suitable for us by hand or on a programmable calculator.

Balcomb, J.D.; Neeper, D.A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Fragment Mass Distribution of Platelike Objects  

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The fragment mass distributions of platelike objects are investigated by conducting two types of experiments. The first is a {open_quotes}sandwich{close_quote}{close_quote} experiment in which thin glass and plaster plates are inserted between two larger stainless steel plates and an iron projectile is dropped onto the target plate at normal incidence. The second is a {open_quotes}lateral impact{close_quote}{close_quote} experiment in which a hypervelocity nylon projectile collides at the side of the plaster plates. There is a discrepancy in the power-law exponent of fragment mass distribution between the sandwich experiment and the lateral impact experiment. A model that agrees with the experimental results is proposed. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Kadono, T. [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa 229 (Japan)] [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa 229 (Japan); [and Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 (Japan)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

UFO: "Unidentified" Floating Object Driven by Thermocapillarity  

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In this fluid dynamics video, we show thermocapillary actuation of a binary drop of water and heptanol where the binary drop in motion takes on a UFO-like shape. On a parylene-coated silicon surface subjected to a linear temperature gradient, a pure heptanol droplet quickly moves to the cold side by the Marangoni stress, while a pure water droplet remains stuck due to a large contact angle hysteresis. When the water droplet was encapsulated by a thin layer of heptanol and thermally actuated, the binary droplet takes on a peculiar shape resembling an UFO, i.e. an "unidentified" floating object as the mechanism is not yet completely understood. Our finding suggests that pure liquid droplets (e.g. aqueous solutions) that are not conducive to thermocapillary actuation can be made so by encapsulating them with another judiciously chosen liquid (e.g. heptanol).

Zhao, Yuejun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Magnetic levitation system for moving objects  

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Repelling magnetic forces are produced by the interaction of a flux-concentrated magnetic field (produced by permanent magnets or electromagnets) with an inductively loaded closed electric circuit. When one such element moves with respect to the other, a current is induced in the circuit. This current then interacts back on the field to produce a repelling force. These repelling magnetic forces are applied to magnetically levitate a moving object such as a train car. The power required to levitate a train of such cars is drawn from the motional energy of the train itself, and typically represents only a percent or two of the several megawatts of power required to overcome aerodynamic drag at high speeds. 7 figs.

Post, R.F.

1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

391

Magnetic levitation system for moving objects  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Repelling magnetic forces are produced by the interaction of a flux-concentrated magnetic field (produced by permanent magnets or electromagnets) with an inductively loaded closed electric circuit. When one such element moves with respect to the other, a current is induced in the circuit. This current then interacts back on the field to produce a repelling force. These repelling magnetic forces are applied to magnetically levitate a moving object such as a train car. The power required to levitate a train of such cars is drawn from the motional energy of the train itself, and typically represents only a percent or two of the several megawatts of power required to overcome aerodynamic drag at high speeds.

Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Updates for your practice January 2013 Understanding ECGs  

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Updates for your practice January 2013 TLALELETSO Understanding ECGs ECGs record cardiac electrical activity... Understanding ECGs is a vital skill for all clinical practionners. By learning to understand ECGs are well placed to improve patient outcomes. Most ECG machines in Botswana offer diagnoses, which

Bushman, Frederic

393

Using Process Modeling for Process Understanding Dewayne E. Perry  

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Using Process Modeling for Process Understanding Dewayne E. Perry Systems and Software Research to improving processes is first understanding them. I report here a case study in process understanding using the process modeling language Interact. I illustrate both the language and the process iteratively, somewhat

Perry, Dewayne E.

394

Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT Objective A) The overall educational objective of the Bachelor of Science Biomedical  

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Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT Objective A) The overall educational objective of the Bachelor of Science Biomedical Engineering Program is to prepare students for productive careers related broadly to biomedical engineering. It is anticipated that BME graduates

Bieber, Michael

395

Hanford tank clean up: A guide to understanding the technical issues  

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One of the most difficult technical challenges in cleaning up the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeast Washington State will be to process the radioactive and chemically complex waste found in the Site`s 177 underground storage tanks. Solid, liquid, and sludge-like wastes are contained in 149 single- and 28 double-shelled steel tanks. These wastes contain about one half of the curies of radioactivity and mass of hazardous chemicals found on the Hanford Site. Therefore, Hanford cleanup means tank cleanup. Safely removing the waste from the tanks, separating radioactive elements from inert chemicals, and creating a final waste form for disposal will require the use of our nation`s best available technology coupled with scientific advances, and an extraordinary commitment by all involved. The purpose of this guide is to inform the reader about critical issues facing tank cleanup. It is written as an information resource for the general reader as well as the technically trained person wanting to gain a basic understanding about the waste in Hanford`s tanks -- how the waste was created, what is in the waste, how it is stored, and what are the key technical issues facing tank cleanup. Access to information is key to better understanding the issues and more knowledgeably participating in cleanup decisions. This guide provides such information without promoting a given cleanup approach or technology use.

Gephart, R.E.; Lundgren, R.E.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

396

Understanding and controlling complex states arising from magnetic frustration  

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Much of our national security relies on capabilities made possible by magnetism, in particular the ability to compute and store huge bodies of information as well as to move things and sense the world. Most of these technologies exploit ferromagnetism, i.e. the global parallel alignment of magnetic spins as seen in a bar magnet. Recent advances in computing technologies, such as spintronics and MRAM, take advantage of antiferromagnetism where the magnetic spins alternate from one to the next. In certain crystal structures, however, the spins take on even more complex arrangements. These are often created by frustration, where the interactions between spins cannot be satisfied locally or globally within the material resulting in complex and often non-coplanar spin textures. Frustration also leads to the close proximity of many different magnetic states, which can be selected by small perturbations in parameters like magnetic fields, temperature and pressure. It is this tunability that makes frustrated systems fundamentally interesting and highly desirable for applications. We move beyond frustration in insulators to itinerant systems where the interaction between mobile electrons and the non-coplanar magnetic states lead to quantum magneto-electric amplification. Here a small external field is amplified by many orders of magnitude by non-coplanar frustrated states. This greatly enhances their sensitivity and opens broader fields for applications. Our objective is to pioneer a new direction for condensed matter science at the Laboratory as well as for international community by discovering, understanding and controlling states that emerge from the coupling of itinerant charges to frustrated spin textures.

Zapf, Vivien [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Fast object detection for use onboard satellites  

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We propose an object detection algorithm which is efficient and fast enough to be used in (almost) real time with the limited computer capacities onboard satellites. For stars below the saturation limit of the CCD detectors it is based on a four neighbourhood local maximum criterion in order to find the centre of a stellar image. For saturated stars it is based on the assumption that the image is increasing monotonically towards the centre in the unsaturated part of the image. The algorithm also calculates approximate stellar magnitudes and efficiently rejects most of the cosmics which would otherwise lead to a large number of false detections. The quality of the algorithm was evaluated with the help of a large set of simulated data for the DIVA satellite mission; different assumptions were made for the noise level, and the presence of cosmics or for a variable sky background. We could show that our algorithm fulfills the requirements for DIVA; only in the case of simulated images which included the bright galaxy M31 some fainter stars could not be detected in the galaxy's vicinity. Since stellar images contain large areas without any stars, we propose an additional block-skipping algorithm which can be coded on special-purpose hardware.

Martin Bange; Stefan Jordan; Michael Biermann; Thomas Kaempke; R alf-Dieter Scholz

2003-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

398

Understanding Digital Library Adoption: A Use Diffusion Approach  

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be motivated by the thought of potential harvest gains to be the first farmer in the region to try out a new@colorado.edu Manuel Gerardo Saldivar Institute of Cognitive Science School of Education University of Colorado Boulder digital libraries, the need for automatic methods capable of characterizing adoption and use has grown. We

Bradley, Elizabeth

399

1 | FC Objectives EA Required? | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Forestry Commission Objectives When is Equality Analysis Required?  

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1 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required? | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Appendix 1 Forestry Commission or customers. #12;FC Objectives ­ EA Required? 2 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required | Stephen Bennett | 08? 3 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Forestry Commission Cross Border

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Understanding the Causes of Spatial Variation in Pesticide Sorption and  

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Camus #12;Contents List of Publications 7 Abbreviations 9 1 Introduction 11 2 Aims and objectives 13 3

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Numerical investigation into the injection-locking phenomena of gain switched lasers for optical frequency comb generation  

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We present detailed numerical simulations of the laser dynamics that describe optical frequency comb formation by injection-locking a gain-switched laser. The typical rate equations for semiconductor lasers including stochastic carrier recombination and spontaneous emission suffice to show the injection-locking behavior of gain switched lasers, and we show how the optical frequency comb evolves starting from the free-running state, right through the final injection- locked state. Unlike the locking of continuous wave lasers, we show that the locking range for gain switched lasers is considerably greater because injection locking can be achieved by injecting at frequencies close to one of the comb lines. The quality of the comb lines are formally assessed by calculating the FM-noise spectral density and we show that under injection-locking conditions the FM-noise spectral density of the comb lines tend to that of the maser laser.

Duill, Sean P O; Zhou, Rui; Barry, Liam P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Lossless anomalous dispersion and an inversionless gain doublet via dressed interacting ground states  

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Transparent media exhibiting anomalous dispersion have been of considerable interest since Wang, Kuzmich, and Dogariu [Nature 406, 277 (2000)] first observed light propagate with superluminal and negative group velocities without absorption. Here, we propose an atomic model exhibiting these properties, based on a generalization of amplification without inversion in a five-level dressed interacting ground-state system. The system consists of a {Lambda} atom prepared as in standard electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), with two additional metastable ground states coupled to the {Lambda} atom ground states by two rf-microwave fields. We consider two configurations by which population is incoherently pumped into the ground states of the atom. Under appropriate circumstances, we predict a pair of new gain lines with tunable width, separation, and height. Between these lines, absorption vanishes but dispersion is large and anomalous. The system described here is a significant improvement over other proposals in the anomalous dispersion literature in that it permits additional coherent control over the spectral properties of the anomalous region, including a possible 10{sup 4}-fold increase over the group delay observed by Wang, Kuzmich, and Dogariu.

Weatherall, James Owen [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 (United States); Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 (United States); Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California Irvine, 3151 Social Science Plaza A, Irvine, California 92697 (United States); Search, Christopher P. [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 (United States)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

403

Automatic Gain Control in Mass Spectrometry using a Jet Disrupter Electrode in an Electrodynamic Ion Funnel  

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We report on the use of a jet disrupter electrode in an electrodynamic ion funnel as an electronic valve to regulate the intensity of the ion beam transmitted through the interface of a mass spectrometer in order to perform automatic gain control (AGC). The ion flux is determined by either directly detecting the ion current on the conductance limiting orifice of the ion funnel or using a short mass spectrometry acquisition. Based upon the ion flux intensity, the voltage of the jet disrupter is adjusted to alter the transmission efficiency of the ion funnel to provide a desired ion population to the mass analyzer. Ion beam regulation by an ion funnel is shown to provide an unbiased control to within a few percent of a targeted ion intensity or abundance. The utility of ion funnel AGC was evaluated using a protein tryptic digest analyzed with liquid chromatography Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (LC-FTICR) mass spectrometry. The ion population in the ICR cell was accurately controlled to a variety of different levels, which improved data quality and provided better mass measurement accuracy.

Page, Jason S.; Bogdanov, Bogdan; Vilkov, Andrey N.; Prior, David C.; Buschbach, Michael A.; Tang, Keqi; Smith, Richard D.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain and tuning characteristics of mid-infrared InSb quantum dot diode lasers  

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There have been relatively few reports of lasing from InSb quantum dots (QDs). In this work, type II InSb/InAs QD laser diodes emitting in the mid-infrared at 3.1??m have been demonstrated and characterized. The gain was determined to be 2.9?cm{sup ?1} per QD layer, and the waveguide loss was ?15?cm{sup ?1} at 4?K. Spontaneous emission measurements below threshold revealed a blue shift of the peak wavelength with increasing current, indicating filling of ground state heavy hole levels in the QDs. The characteristic temperature, T{sub 0}?=?101?K below 50?K, but decreased to 48?K at higher temperatures. The emission wavelength of these lasers showed first a blue shift followed by a red shift with increasing temperature. A hybrid structure was used to fabricate the laser by combining a liquid phase epitaxy grown p-InAs{sub 0.61}Sb{sub 0.13}P{sub 0.26} lower cladding layer and an upper n{sup +} InAs plasmon cladding layer which resulted in a maximum operating temperature (T{sub max}) of 120?K in pulsed mode, which is the highest reported to date.

Lu, Q.; Zhuang, Q.; Hayton, J.; Yin, M.; Krier, A. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom)

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

405

Tracking target objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for tracking objects that are in earth orbit via a constellation or network of satellites having imaging devices is provided. An object tracking system includes a ground controller and, for each satellite in the constellation, an onboard controller. The ground controller receives ephemeris information for a target object and directs that ephemeris information be transmitted to the satellites. Each onboard controller receives ephemeris information for a target object, collects images of the target object based on the expected location of the target object at an expected time, identifies actual locations of the target object from the collected images, and identifies a next expected location at a next expected time based on the identified actual locations of the target object. The onboard controller processes the collected image to identify the actual location of the target object and transmits the actual location information to the ground controller.

De Vries, Willem H; Olivier, Scot S; Pertica, Alexander J

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

406

Determining root correspondence between previously and newly detected objects  

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A system that applies attribute and topology based change detection to networks of objects that were detected on previous scans of a structure, roadway, or area of interest. The attributes capture properties or characteristics of the previously detected objects, such as location, time of detection, size, elongation, orientation, etc. The topology of the network of previously detected objects is maintained in a constellation database that stores attributes of previously detected objects and implicitly captures the geometrical structure of the network. A change detection system detects change by comparing the attributes and topology of new objects detected on the latest scan to the constellation database of previously detected objects.

Paglieroni, David W.; Beer, N Reginald

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

407

Fundamental understanding and development of low-cost, high-efficiency silicon solar cells  

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The overall objectives of this program are (1) to develop rapid and low-cost processes for manufacturing that can improve yield, throughput, and performance of silicon photovoltaic devices, (2) to design and fabricate high-efficiency solar cells on promising low-cost materials, and (3) to improve the fundamental understanding of advanced photovoltaic devices. Several rapid and potentially low-cost technologies are described in this report that were developed and applied toward the fabrication of high-efficiency silicon solar cells.

ROHATGI,A.; NARASIMHA,S.; MOSCHER,J.; EBONG,A.; KAMRA,S.; KRYGOWSKI,T.; DOSHI,P.; RISTOW,A.; YELUNDUR,V.; RUBY,DOUGLAS S.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Memorandum of Understanding on early coordination of federal...  

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

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of the Interior POI), the...

409

Understanding Automotive Exhaust Catalysts Using a Surface Science...  

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Automotive Exhaust Catalysts Using a Surface Science Approach: Model NOx Storage Materials. Understanding Automotive Exhaust Catalysts Using a Surface Science Approach: Model NOx...

410

Understanding Free and Complexed Enzyme Mechanisms and Factors...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Understanding Free and Complexed Enzyme Mechanisms and Factors Contributing to Cell Wall Recalcitrance (Presentation) Re-direct Destination: Fungal free enzymes and bacterial...

411

Memorandum of Understanding between the US Department of Energy...  

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

International Programs Memorandum of Understanding between the US Department of Energy and the National Radioactive Waste Management Agency of France Memorandum of...

412

Memorandum of Understanding between US Department of Energy and...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

International Programs Memorandum of Understanding between US Department of Energy and the Public Agency for Radioactive Waste Management of the Republic of Hungary...

413

Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic...  

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Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources between the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and...

414

Memorandum of Understanding between The Administrator for the...  

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

enable the Administrator of the NNSA to effectively utilize these services ofEH for Price-Anderson activities. This Memorandum of Understanding establishes the respective...

415

Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte...  

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the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in...

416

Artificial Spin Ice - A New Playground to Better Understand Magnetism...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Artificial Spin Ice - A New Playground to Better Understand Magnetism Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding...

417

Understanding Structural Changes in LMR-NMC Materials  

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

represent significant challenges to the commercialization of these oxides. * An atomic level understanding of the mechanisms driving voltage fade and hysteresis is...

418

Memorandum of Understanding between DOI and DOA - Implementation...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Memorandum of Understanding between DOI and DOA - Implementation of Section 225 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Regarding Geothermal Leasing and PermittingLegal Abstract (BLM...

419

Towards the Understanding of Induced Seismicity in Enhanced Geothermal...  

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

Office eere.energy.gov * EGS operations rely on small-scale seismicity to delineate fracture extent, fracture type and pathways for water * EGS operations need to understand...

420

Understanding Nature's Choreography in Batteries | U.S. DOE Office...  

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Understanding Nature's Choreography in Batteries Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic...

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Understanding Drooping Light Emitting Diodes CEEM | U.S. DOE...  

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Impact Understanding "droop" may result in cheaper, more efficient LEDs; LEDs are more energy efficient, smaller, and longer-lived than incandescent lamps or fluorescent...

422

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Agriculture...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Commission of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Development of Biofuels Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Agriculture and the Department...

423

Understanding Atom Probe Tomography of Oxide-Supported Metal...  

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Atom Probe Tomography of Oxide-Supported Metal Nanoparticles by Correlation with Atomic Resolution Electron Understanding Atom Probe Tomography of Oxide-Supported Metal...

424

Manipulation-based active search for occluded objects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Object search is an integral part of daily life, and in the quest for competent mobile manipulation robots it is an unavoidable problem. Previous approaches focus on cases where objects are in unknown rooms but lying out ...

Lozano-Perez, Tomas

425

Weighted geometric grammars for object detection in context  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis addresses the problem of detecting objects in images of complex scenes. Strong patterns exist in the types and spatial arrangements of objects that occur in scenes, and we seek to exploit these patterns to ...

Lippow, Margaret Aycinena

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Pattern-driven Partitioning in Designing Distributed Object Applications  

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Pattern-driven Partitioning in Designing Distributed Object Applications Widayashanti P. Sardjono of the fundamental challenges in designing distributed object applications (DOAs) is application partitioning, particularly distributable ones, are discovered. This research proposes a technique to help designers

Simons, Anthony J. H.

427

Active Estimation of Object Dynamics Parameters with Tactile Sensors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The estimation of parameters that affect the dynamics of objectssuch as viscosity or internal degrees of freedomis an important step in autonomous and dexterous robotic manipulation of objects. However, accurate and ...

Saal, Hannes; Ting, Jo-Anne; Vijayakumar, Sethu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Encoding data into physical objects with digitally fabricated textures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis presents and outlines a system for encoding physical passive objects with deterministic surface features that contain identifying information about that object. The goal of such work is to take steps towards a ...

Rich, Travis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Studies of the velocity fields near a submerged rectangular object  

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of the time periodic waves past a submerged rectangular object. For sotne wave conditions, large energy dissipation occurred at the submerged object due to vortex generation. The amount of energy dissipation was examined by comparing incident wave energy... object. A two component laser-Doppler anemometer (LDA) was used to obtain detailed measurements of the instantaneous velocity field and flow visualization was conducted to study the vortex structure around the submerged object. The measured wave...

Kim, Young-Ki

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

430

Parallel Multi-Objective Branch and Kongens Lyngby 2008  

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SOMIP(Single-Objective- Mixed-Integer-Programming) is notoriously hard to solve, MOMIP is even harder

Liblit, Ben

431

Electrostatic Sensing for Underwater Object Detection and Localization  

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Equivalent Resistance and Objectelectrodes. Equivalent Resistance and Object Detection Forincrease in the equivalent resistance, while those away,

Herman, Henry Edward

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY (ETPIS), A VISION TO GAIN SAFETY FOR A SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY GROWTH  

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Safety (ETPIS). It is a result of a collective work made by research- ers from organisationsEUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY (ETPIS), A VISION TO GAIN SAFETY that consider industrial safety as a strategic issue for the sustainable growth of the European Industry

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

433

Measurement of positive gain on the 1315 nm transition of atomic iodine pumped by O2,,a1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

state I 2 P3/2 . Conventionally, the O2 1 is produced by a liquid chemistry singlet oxygen generator of gain. 2004 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.1784519] The classic chemical oxygen the metastable excited singlet oxygen molecule, O2 a1 [de- noted O2 1 hereafter], and the iodine atom ground

Carroll, David L.

434

Fuzzy-Logic-Based Gain-Scheduling Control for State-of-Charge Balance of Distributed Energy  

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Fuzzy-Logic-Based Gain-Scheduling Control for State-of-Charge Balance of Distributed Energy Storage, the control strategy used in the microgrid must take into account the stored energy balance between strategy based on fuzzy logic that ensures balanced stored energy among distributed energy storage units

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

435

Guaranteed stability regions of linear systems with actuator saturation using the low-and-high gain technique  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

constraints. Although its introduction in (Lin & Saberi1993) was fairly modest, it has since been used on predictive control. The low-and-high gain technique was introduced in Lin & Saberi (1995) as a method ensuring that the region in which stability was guaranteed did not shrink. With the work in Lin & Saberi

Turner, Matthew C.

436

DFIG-Based Wind Turbine Robust Control Using High-Order Sliding Modes and a High Gain Observer  

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DFIG-Based Wind Turbine Robust Control Using High-Order Sliding Modes and a High Gain Observer with the power generation control in variable speed wind turbines. In this context, a control strategy is proposed to ensure power extraction optimization of a DFIG- based wind turbine. The proposed control

Brest, Université de

437

For natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the facade needed to be reduced by approximately 80% from  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Engineers, Inc. Laboratory Consultant: Research Facilities Design Energy Modeling: SOLARC ArchitectureFor natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the facade needed to be reduced--largely due to the enormous ventilation demands and the energy associated with moving and conditioning

Hochberg, Michael

438

Femtosecond gain and index dynamics in an InAs/InGaAsP quantum dot amplifier  

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Femtosecond gain and index dynamics in an InAs/InGaAsP quantum dot amplifier operating at 1.55 µm and refractive index dynamics of an InAs/InGaAsP self-assembled quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA-carrier absorption and stimulated transition processes. ©2006 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (320

Mojahedi, Mohammad

439

Gain dynamics in a soft X-ray laser ampli er perturbed by a strong injected X-ray eld  

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Seeding soft X-ray plasma ampli ers with high harmonics has been demonstrated to generate high-brightness soft X-ray laser pulses with full spatial and temporal coherence. The interaction between the injected coherent eld and the swept-gain medium has been modelled. However, no exper- iment has been conducted to probe the gain dynamics when perturbed by a strong external seed eld. Here, we report the rst X-ray pump X-ray probe measurement of the nonlinear response of a plasma ampli er perturbed by a strong soft X-ray ultra-short pulse. We injected a sequence of two time-delayed high-harmonic pulses (l518.9 nm) into a collisionally excited nickel-like molybdenum plasma to measure with femto-second resolution the gain depletion induced by the saturated ampli cation of the high-harmonic pump and its subsequent recovery. The measured fast gain recovery in 1.5 1.75 ps con rms the possibility to generate ultra-intense, fully phase-coherent soft X-ray lasers by chirped pulse ampli cation in plasma ampli ers.

Wang, Yong [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wang, Shoujun [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Oliva, E [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Lu, L [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL] [ORNL; Yin, Liang [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Nejdl, J [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Luther, Brad [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Proux, C [Laboratoire dOptique Appliquee, ENSTA, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique] [Laboratoire dOptique Appliquee, ENSTA, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique; Le, T. T. [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Dunn, James [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Ros, D [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Zeitoun, Philippe [cole Polytechnique] [cole Polytechnique; Rocca, Jorge [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Theoretical studies of optical gain tuning by hydrostatic pressure in GaInNAs/GaAs quantum wells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In order to describe theoretically the tuning of the optical gain by hydrostatic pressure in GaInNAs/GaAs quantum wells (QWs), the optical gain calculations within kp approach were developed and applied for N-containing and N-free QWs. The electronic band structure and the optical gain for GaInNAs/GaAs QW were calculated within the 10-band kp model which takes into account the interaction of electron levels in the QW with the nitrogen resonant level in GaInNAs. It has been shown that this interaction increases with the hydrostatic pressure and as a result the optical gain for GaInNAs/GaAs QW decreases by about 40% and 80% for transverse electric and transverse magnetic modes, respectively, for the hydrostatic pressure change from 0 to 40 kilobars. Such an effect is not observed for N-free QWs where the dispersion of electron and hole energies remains unchanged with the hydrostatic pressure. This is due to the fact that the conduction and valence band potentials in GaInAs/GaAs QW scale linearly with the hydrostatic pressure.

Gladysiewicz, M.; Wartak, M. S. [Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27 (Poland); Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 (Canada); Kudrawiec, R. [Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27 (Poland)

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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TOWARDS AN ER-DOPED SI NANOCRYSTAL SENSITIZED WAVEGUIDE LASER THE THIN LINE BETWEEN GAIN AND LOSS  

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and waveguide. If the pump laser could somehow be eliminated from this scheme, the fabrication of low-cost SiTOWARDS AN ER-DOPED SI NANOCRYSTAL SENSITIZED WAVEGUIDE LASER ­ THE THIN LINE BETWEEN GAIN AND LOSS-doped SiO2, a composite material that can potentially be fabricated using a VLSI compatible process

Kik, Pieter

442

Towards an Er-doped Si nanocrystal sensitized waveguide laser the thin line between gain and loss  

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somehow be eliminated from this scheme, the fabrication of low-cost Si based Er doped optical amplifiers1 Towards an Er-doped Si nanocrystal sensitized waveguide laser ­ the thin line between gain-doped Si nanocrystal co-doped SiO2, a composite material that can potentially be fabricated using a VLSI

Polman, Albert

443

AbstractThis paper presents an implementation of a networked PI controller using a gain scheduling methodology  

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Abstract­This paper presents an implementation of a networked PI controller using a gain scheduling scheduling technique is also explained. The detail of networked PI controller implementation based on RTLinux such as state augmentation [2], optimal stochastic control [3], and sampling time scheduling [4]. Many

Chow, Mo-Yuen

444

Influence of digestibility of bulky forages in daily gains in penned steers using two levels of supplemented grain  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Influence of digestibility of bulky forages in daily gains in penned steers using two levels Experimental Agropecuaria, 2700 Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina Digestibility of bulky forages directly, 95-121). In general there is more information about high quality forage digestibility than about low

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

445

A Combined High Gain Observer and High-Order Sliding Mode Controller for a DFIG-Based Wind  

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simulator FAST. Index Terms--Wind turbine (WT), Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), high gain observer using the NREL wind turbine simulator FAST. II. WIND TURBINE MODELING The global scheme for a grid-connected shaft speed and thus maintaining optimal power generation. The more variable speed wind turbines

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

446

A Strongly Typed Persistent Object Model With Polymorphism  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A. Zachmann Universit¨at Karlsruhe Fakult¨at f¨ur Informatik D­7500 Karlsruhe Netmail in object­oriented DBMSs. The object model GOM that is discussed in this presentation was designed incorporates the essential constructs that have emerged in the past decade of work in object­oriented databases

Mannheim, Universität

447

Specification of composite objects based on the ODP Reference Model  

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Specification of composite objects based on the ODP Reference Model D. Ramazani and G. v. Bochmann}@iro.umontreal.ca Abstract In this paper, we describe our experience in using the RM-ODP to specify composite objects. The concept of a composite object as defined in RM-ODP does not take into account its dynamic structure

von Bochmann, Gregor

448

Parent Title Forestry Commission Objectives When is Equality Analysis Required?  

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­ EA Required? | Stephen Bennett | 09/09/2014 #12;FC Objectives ­ EA Required? Forestry Commission Required | Stephen Bennett | 09/09/2014 #12;FC Objectives ­ EA Required? Forestry Commission Cross Border are going to be encouraged and measured 3 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required | Stephen Bennett | 09/09/2014 #12

449

MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMISATION APPLIED TO INDUSTRIAL ENERGY PROBLEMS  

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MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMISATION APPLIED TO INDUSTRIAL ENERGY PROBLEMS TH `ESE N XXXX (2002) PR ´ESENT related to optimising energy systems. Multi-objective optimisation techniques provide the information, if a product must be both inexpensive and high quality, the multi-objective optimiser will provide a range

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

450

Bringing Object-Oriented Technology to the Web David Ingham  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

become encapsulated as objects, with well-defined interfaces through which all interactions occur. The interfaces and their implementations can be inherited by builders of objects, and methods (operations) can be redefined to better suit the object. New characteristics, such as concurrency control and persistence, can

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

451

Digital Media Studies Major Learning Objectives and Assessment Plan  

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Digital Media Studies Major Learning Objectives and Assessment Plan Learning Objectives The program of text and visual media objects Draw on a rigorous combination of theory, analysis and hands-on digital work in development of original ideas in digital media Collaborate as a team in development from

Cantlon, Jessica F.

452

Timed CSP and Object-Z John Derrick  

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Timed CSP and Object-Z John Derrick Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NF a simple integration of timed CSP and Object-Z. Following existing work, the components in such an inte- gration are written as either Object-Z classes, or timed CSP processes, and are combined together using

Kent, University of

453

Nine objectives are being implemented to achieve the wetlands  

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CHAPTER 3 OBJECTIVES Nine objectives are being implemented to achieve the wetlands goal. The action the Interagency Wetlands Committee recognized the validity of these objectives and the need for their continued the state's wetlands resource base more completely and identify the critical functions of the major types

Gray, Matthew

454

Motorist understanding of alternative construction work zone signing  

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of this report. Previous research has documented motorist misinterpretation of construction work zone signing. Two previous studies were used to identify the four study signs for this project. These four signs were: 1) The Advance Road Construction Sign, 2.... More than five hundred motorists were surveyed for this research project. An additional sample of twenty-five transportation professionals were surveyed to gain further insight on the current signs and their alternatives. The results were compared...

Ogden, Michael Anthony

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Understanding As A Teleonomical Concept -fundamentals of the hermeneutical game-  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Understanding As A Teleonomical Concept -fundamentals of the hermeneutical game- MSc Thesis of Contents 1. Foreword 1 - 3 2. Introduction: Hermeneutics 5 - 6 3. Heidegger: Understanding As An Existenzial 7 - 26 4. Gadamer: The Problem Of Application And The Hermeneutical Concept Of Experience 4

Amsterdam, University of

456

Component-based Situational Methods A framework for understanding SME  

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Draft copy Component-based Situational Methods A framework for understanding SME Yves-Roger Nehan Engineering (SME) which focuses on project-specific method construction. We propose a faceted framework to understand and classify issues in system development SME. The framework identifies four different

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

457

Global Climate Change: Why Understanding the Scientific Enterprise Matters  

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Global Climate Change: Why Understanding the Scientific Enterprise Matters Ellen MosleyPolar/ByrdPolarhttp://bprc.osu.edu/ Understanding Climate Change Risks and Identifying Opportunities for Mitigation & Adaptation in Ohio Ohio State University, May 15, 2014 #12;Key Points Earth's climate is changing - the world is warming ­ that debate

Howat, Ian M.

458

Control of linear modes in cylindrical resistive magnetohydrodynamics with a resistive wall, plasma rotation, and complex gain  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Feedback stabilization of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes in a tokamak is studied in a cylindrical model with a resistive wall, plasma resistivity, viscosity, and toroidal rotation. The control is based on a linear combination of the normal and tangential components of the magnetic field just inside the resistive wall. The feedback includes complex gain, for both the normal and for the tangential components, and it is known that the imaginary part of the feedback for the former is equivalent to plasma rotation [J. M. Finn and L. Chacon, Phys. Plasmas 11, 1866 (2004)]. The work includes (1) analysis with a reduced resistive MHD model for a tokamak with finite ? and with stepfunction current density and pressure profiles, and (2) computations with a full compressible visco-resistive MHD model with smooth decreasing profiles of current density and pressure. The equilibria are stable for ??=?0 and the marginal stability values ?{sub rp,rw}?gain with normal sensors or plasma rotation stabilizes below ?{sub rp,iw} because rotation suppresses the diffusion of flux from the plasma out through the wall and, more surprisingly, (b) rotation or imaginary gain with normal sensors destabilizes above ?{sub rp,iw} because it prevents the feedback flux from entering the plasma through the resistive wall to form a virtual wall. A method of using complex gain G{sub i} to optimize in the presence of rotation in this regime with ??>??{sub rp,iw} is presented. The effect of imaginary gain with tangential sensors is more complicated but essentially destabilizes above and below ?{sub rp,iw}.

Brennan, D. P. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Finn, J. M. [Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

459

Mastery of sixth grade TEKS objectives through integrated learning  

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. Lindner The purpose of this study was to assess learning in sixth grade students? by gain scores in science and mathematics while participating in the integrative curriculum modules developed by the Partnership for Environmental Education... treatment in this study. The alliance of the PEER Program and Texas A&M University has developed a middle school integrated curriculum based on sixth grade mathematics, science, English, reading and social studies TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge...

Trevino-Anderson, Monika Raquel

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

460

Progress Report 2011: Understanding compound phase transitions in Heusler alloy giant magnetocaloric materials  

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Our goal is to gain insight into the fundamental physics that is responsible for magnetocaloric effects (MCE) and related properties at the atomic level. We are currently conducting a systematic study on the effects of atomic substitutions in Ni2MnGa-based alloys, and also exploring related full- and half-Heusler alloys, for example Ni-Mn-X (X=In, Sn, Sb), that exhibit a wide variety of interesting and potentially useful physical phenomena. It is already known that the magnetocaloric effect in the Heusler alloys is fundamentally connected to other interesting phenomena such as shape-memory properties. And the large magnetic entropy change in Ni2Mn0.75Cu0.25Ga has been attributed to the coupling of the first-order, martensitic transition with the second-order ferromagneticâ??paramagnetic (FM-PM) transition. Our research to this point has focused on understanding the fundamental physics at the origin of these complex, compound phase transitions, and the novel properties that emerge. We synthesize the materials using a variety of techniques, and explore their material properties through structural, magnetic, transport, and thermo-magnetic measurements.

Shane Stadler

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Text-Alternative Version: Understanding and Evaluating LM-79 Reports  

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Below is the text-alternative version of Day 1 of the three-part TINSSL Webinar Series "Understanding and Evaluating LM-79 & LM-80 Reports for SSL Technology," held August 10, 2010.

462

Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency...  

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

Memorandum of Understanding on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Products and Buildings between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, dated...

463

Towards understanding the impacts of congestion pricing on urban trucking  

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Understanding policy impacts on freight is essential for planners who have overlooked this transport group in the past and must evaluate new congestion alleviation policies with respect to regional economic and social ...

Waliszewski, Janine M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Domain Registration Abuses Scott E. Coull1  

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Understanding Domain Registration Abuses Scott E. Coull1 , Andrew M. White1 , Ting-Fang Yen2. Varadharajan, and C. Weber (Eds.): SEC 2010, IFIP AICT 330, pp. 68­79, 2010. c IFIP International Federation

Reiter, Michael

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Understanding Domain Registration Abuses Scott E. Coull1  

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Understanding Domain Registration Abuses Scott E. Coull1 , Andrew M. White1 , Ting-Fang Yen2 (Ed.) (2012) 68-79" DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-15257-3_7 #12;security problem underlying these behaviors

Boyer, Edmond

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Understanding Why Silicon Anodes of Lithium-Ion Batteries Are...  

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Understanding Why Silicon Anodes of Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Fast to Discharge but Slow to Charge December 02, 2014 Measured and calculated rate-performance of a Si thin-film (70...

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Understanding new regimes for light-matter interactions  

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This thesis focuses on achieving new understanding of the principles and phenomena involved in the interaction of light with a variety of complicated material systems, including biomaterials and nanostructured materials. ...

Lee, Ka Yan Karen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNDERSTANDING POSTAL PRIVATIZATION: CORPORATIONS, UNIONS AND "THE PUBLIC INTEREST"  

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1 UNDERSTANDING POSTAL PRIVATIZATION: CORPORATIONS, UNIONS AND "THE PUBLIC INTEREST" BY SARAH F Relations Written under the direction of Professor Adrienne Eaton and approved by ___________[Jeffrey Keefe]_____________ ____________[Dorothy Sue Cobble]____________ ____________[Adrienne Eaton]_____________ New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Understanding recreationists' attitudes toward and preferences for natural resources conservation  

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With ever-increasing demands on scarce natural resources, understanding public attitudes toward natural resources is crucial to accomplishing various management goals for resource conservation and the provision of resource services. Despite numerous...

Oh, Chi-Ok

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding 'It': Affective Authenticity, Space, and the Phish Scene  

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"Understanding It: Affective Authenticity, Space, and the Phish Scene" is an ethnographic study of "scene identity" around the contemporary rock band Phish. Utilizing data generated from six years of ethnographic fieldwork, ...

Yeager, Elizabeth Anne

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding and Targeting Lipid Metabolism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis  

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, the implication in pathogenesis, and the interference with therapeutics. In this thesis, I report our efforts to understand the biological functions of, and to develop inhibitors against, multiple genes related to M. tuberculosis lipid metabolism. Firstly...

Liu, Zhen

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Usable Gestures for Blind People: Understanding Preference and Performance  

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Usable Gestures for Blind People: Understanding Preference and Performance Shaun K. Kane, Jacob provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear

Anderson, Richard

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Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics  

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Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics Material Systems and Structures February 2, 1998 ABSTRACT Smart materials are complex materials performance capabilities but the synergistic response of the smart material and companion structure. Behavior

Lindner, Douglas K.

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Understanding energy technology developments from an innovation system perspective  

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Understanding energy technology developments from an innovation system perspective Mads Borup1. This paper presents an innovation systems analysis of new and emerging energy technologies in Denmark for discussing the framework conditions for transition to sustainable energy technologies and strengths

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Biochemical studies concerning the relationship of various blood and urine constituents to rate of gain in young beef animals  

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of gain in beef animals~ it seeesg XogLoal thai the Xoeele af aortain nutrient blocaL ocaayoneccte shouM be ~sureiL in tbe Xabesatory in this search for a gsoeth incLm, eLnoe these bloog eaterials sores as tbe buUcLing stones fcn groeth anc...LNaLLeae NLe14eLLeal eeelyreLe eae ayykh4 Le eD data ebLaLee4 La %a abeea 4eLeeaLIaaLeae La aa aeLeeLA ee ~L? aey et 4h~ btee4 eeaeLL|eeaLe eLLb eaLe et NsLa et ebe ~i StcaKes bass been oocduotcd oonoercdng possible correlations between rate of gain in bsof...

Ware, James Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEEJOURNAL OF QUANTUMELECTRONICS, VOL. QE-21,NO. 7, JULY 1985 831 High-Gain Free Electron Lasers Using Induction  

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of producing intense cwrents (102-104A) at moderately high energy (1-50 MeV). Experiments using a 500 A, 3.3 Me of Energy under Contracts W- Research Projects Agency under ARPA Order 4856, Program Code 3B10. T. J. Future experi- ments include a high-gain, high-efficiency FEL operating at 10.6 pm using a 50 MeV beam. I

Wurtele, Jonathan

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Reconstruction of shapes of near symmetric and asymmetric objects  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system processes 2D images of 2D or 3D objects, creating a model of the object that is consistent with the image and as veridical as the perception of the 2D image by humans. Vertices of the object that are hidden in the image are recovered by using planarity and symmetry constraints. The 3D shape is recovered by maximizing 3D compactness of the recovered object and minimizing its surface area. In some embodiments, these two criteria are weighted by using the geometric mean.

Pizlo, Zygmunt; Sawada, Tadamasa; Li, Yunfeng

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for Assesment of Urban Water Planning Objectives  

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TR-51 1973 Methodology for Assessment of Urban Water Planning Objectives W.L. Meier B.M. Thornton Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

Meier, W. L.; Thornton, B. M.

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PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR TANK FARM CLOSURE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS  

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This report documents the performance objectives (metrics, times of analyses, and times of compliance) to be used in performance assessments of Hanford Site tank farm closure.

MANN, F.M.; CRUMPLER, J.D.

2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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V-149: Microsoft Internet Explorer Object Access Bug Lets Remote...  

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CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code U-047: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary...

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System and method for removal of buried objects  

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The present invention is a system and method for removal of buried objects. According to one embodiment of the invention, a crane with a vibrator casing driver is used to lift and suspend a large diameter steel casing over the buried object. Then the casing is driven into the ground by the vibratory driver until the casing surrounds the buried object. Then the open bottom of the casing is sealed shut by injecting grout into the ground within the casing near its bottom. When the seal has cured and hardened, the top of the casing is lifted to retrieve the casing, with the buried object inside, from the ground.

Alexander, Robert G. (Richland, WA); Crass, Dennis (Kennewick, WA); Grams, William (Kennewick, WA); Phillips, Steven J. (Sunnyside, WA); Riess, Mark (Kennewick, WA)

2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Step 1: Set Goals and Objectives | Department of Energy  

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efficiency program might be "to educate home and business owners on the benefits of energy efficiency and inspire them to make upgrades." Objectives are specific and...

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art objects: Topics by E-print Network  

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rithms that are especially appropriate for deformable and an- imated objects. Surgery Zachmann, Gabriel 11 EUROGRAPHICS 2004 STAR --State of The Art Report Collision Detection for...

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applying object oriented: Topics by E-print Network  

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developed LabFlow-1, the first version of a benchmark that con- cisely captures the DBMS Bonner, Anthony 157 An Annotated Bibliography Object--Orientation and Deduction...

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Step 2: Define Finance Program Objectives | Department of Energy  

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may also want to consider a set of secondary objectives. These could include: Building brand awareness for energy upgrade programs Transforming programs in the marketplace so...

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Three Nonlinear NDE Techniques On Three Diverse Objects.  

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??Non-Destructive Evaluation has been carried out on three different test objects, with three different methods based on exhibits of slow dynamics and nonlinear effects. The (more)

Haller, Kristian

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-band infrared capabilities for imaging buried object sites  

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We discuss dual-band infrared (DBIR) capabilities for imaging buried object sizes. We identify physical features affecting thermal contrast needed to distinguish buried object sites from undisturbed sites or surface clutter. Apart from atmospheric transmission and system performance, these features include: object size, shape, and burial depth; ambient soil, disturbed soil and object site thermal diffusivity differences; surface temperature, emissivity, plant-cover, slope, albedo and roughness variations; weather conditions and measurement times. We use good instrumentation to measure the time-varying temperature differences between buried object sites and undisturbed soil sites. We compare near surface soil temperature differences with radiometric infrared (IR) surface temperature differences recorded at 4.7 {plus_minus} 0.4 {mu}m and at 10.6 {plus_minus} 1.0 {mu}m. By producing selective DBIR image ratio maps, we distinguish temperature-difference patterns from surface emissivity effects. We discuss temperature differences between buried object sites, filled hole site (without buried objects), cleared (undisturbed) soil sites, and grass-covered sites (with and without different types of surface clutter). We compare temperature, emissivity-ratio, visible and near-IR reflectance signatures of surface objects, leafy plants and sod. We discuss the physical aspects of environmental, surface and buried target features affecting interpretation of buried targets, surface objects and natural backgrounds.

Del Grande, N.K.; Durbin, P.F.; Gorvad, M.R.; Perkins, D.E.; Clark, G.A.; Hernandez, J.E.; Sherwood, R.J.

1993-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

488

Casimir interactions of an object inside a spherical metal shell  

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We investigate the electromagnetic Casimir interactions of an object contained within an otherwise empty, perfectly conducting spherical shell. For a small object we present analytical calculations of the force, which is directed away from the center of the cavity, and the torque, which tends to align the object opposite to the preferred alignment outside the cavity. For a perfectly conducting sphere as the interior object, we compute the corrections to the proximity force approximation (PFA) numerically. In both cases the results for the interior configuration match smoothly onto those for the corresponding exterior configuration.

Saad Zaheer; Sahand Jamal Rahi; Thorsten Emig; Robert L. Jaffe

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of gain and photoresponse characteristics for back-illuminated separate absorption and multiplication GaN avalanche photodiodes  

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The gain and photoresponse characteristics have been numerically studied for back-illuminated separate absorption and multiplication (SAM) GaN avalanche photodiodes (APDs). The parameters of fundamental models are calibrated by simultaneously comparing the simulated dark and light current characteristics with the experimental results. Effects of environmental temperatures and device dimensions on gain characteristics have been investigated, and a method to achieve the optimum thickness of charge layer is obtained. The dependence of gain characteristics and breakdown voltage on the doping concentration of the charge layer is also studied in detail to get the optimal charge layer. The bias-dependent spectral responsivity and quantum efficiency are then presented to study the photoresponse mechanisms inside SAM GaN APDs. It is found the responsivity peak red-shifts at first due to the Franz-Keldysh effect and then blue-shifts due to the reach-through effect of the absorption layer. Finally, a new SAM GaN/AlGaN heterojunction APD structure is proposed for optimizing SAM GaN APDs.

Wang, Xiaodong; Pan, Ming; Hou, Liwei; Xie, Wei [No. 50 Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, 200331 Shanghai (China); Hu, Weida, E-mail: wdhu@mail.sitp.ac.cn; Xu, Jintong; Li, Xiangyang; Chen, Xiaoshuang, E-mail: xschen@mail.sitp.ac.cn; Lu, Wei [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 200083 Shanghai (China)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Permeability and Integrity of Hydrogen Delivery Pipelines...  

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

Permeability and Integrity of Hydrogen Delivery Pipelines Hydrogen Permeability and Integrity of Hydrogen Delivery Pipelines Project Objectives: To gain basic understanding of...

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Matlab's Loss is Nobody's Gain Created Aug. 1998, revised July 31, 2004 http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~wkahan/MxMulEps.pdf Page 1/36  

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Matlab's Loss is Nobody's Gain Created Aug. 1998, revised July 31, 2004 http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~wkahan/MxMulEps.pdf Page 1/36 Matlab's Loss is Nobody's Gain Prof. W. Kahan Mathematics Dept. & Elect. Eng. & Computer Sci. Dept. University of California Berkeley CA 94720-1776 Abstract: Matlab has become the software package

California at Berkeley, University of

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The power gain is the ratio of the power delivered to the load to the power delivered to the input of the amplifier [2].  

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1 The power gain is the ratio of the power delivered to the load to the power delivered to the input of the amplifier [2]. 2 The transducer gain is the ratio of the power delivered to the load to the available power of the source [2] and is a function of the source impedance. If the source impedance has

Groppi, Christopher

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UoE Employees How to gain access to internal vacancies As a current University employee, you will be eligible to access (via the jobs site) vacancies  

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UoE Employees ­ How to gain access to internal vacancies As a current University employee, you will be eligible to access (via the jobs site) vacancies advertised internally, in addition to those advertised gain access to all vacancies (including those advertised to internal applicants only) whenever you log

Edinburgh, University of

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Enhancing Single-Objective Projective Clustering Ensembles Francesco Gullo  

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Ensembles (PCE) has re- cently been formulated to solve the problem of deriving a robust projective consensus clustering from an ensemble of projective clustering solutions [1]. PCE is formalized. A major result in [1] is that single-objective PCE outperforms two-objective PCE in terms of efficiency

Domeniconi, Carlotta

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Ultra-fast Object Recognition from Few Spikes  

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-01A1. Additional support was provided by: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, and Toyota Motor Corporation. 1 #12;Primates can recognize and categorize objects as quickly as 200 ms after stimulus onset (1, 2). This remarkable ability underscores the high speed and efficiency of the object

Poggio, Tomaso

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September 25, 2013 AFSCME Continues to Object to Pension Reform;  

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September 25, 2013 AFSCME Continues to Object to Pension Reform; UC Implements Latest Bargaining working conditions and reasonable pension reform. However, AFSCME has rejected UC's proposals. From the start, AFSCME leadership has objected to UC's responsible pension reform -- the kind of reform that

Leistikow, Bruce N.

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Guide to good practices for developing learning objectives. DOE Handbook  

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This guide to good practices provides information and guidance on the types of and development of learning objectives in a systematic approach to training program. This document can serve as a reference during the development of new learning objectives or refinement of existing ones.

NONE

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dataset Issues in Object Recognition J. Ponce1,2  

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Dataset Issues in Object Recognition J. Ponce1,2 , T.L. Berg3 , M. Everingham4 , D.A. Forsyth1 , M of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Abstract. Appropriate datasets are required at all stages of object recognition datasets are lacking in several respects, and this paper discusses some of the lessons learned from

Everingham, Mark

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Mobile Interaction with Web Services through Associated Real World Objects  

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Mobile Interaction with Web Services through Associated Real World Objects 1 Gregor Broll, 2 John to access and interact with Web Services through mobile interaction with real world objects. The demonstration will put a focus on the front-end of the framework that comprises augmented posters for mobile

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Chapter 3.3: Cooperative Education Program1 Objectives & Goals  

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Chapter 3.3: Cooperative Education Program1 Objectives & Goals Objective: Grow Cooperative Education into a sustainable, self-funded program for undergraduate students while enhancing (1) student in the Cooperative Education program are: Goal: Eliminate barriers to entry for undergraduate engineering students