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1

Quantum Mechanics Without Observers  

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The measurement problem and the role of observers have plagued quantum mechanics since its conception. Attempts to resolve these have introduced anthropomorphic or non-realist notions into physics. A shift of perspective based upon process theory and utilizing methods from combinatorial games, interpolation theory and complex systems theory results in a novel realist version of quantum mechanics incorporating quasi-local, nondeterministic hidden variables that are compatible with the no-hidden variable theorems and relativistic invariance, and reproduce the standard results of quantum mechanics to a high degree of accuracy without invoking observers.

W. H. Sulis

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of Ferroelastic Switching by Raman Spectroscopy  

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Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) have become an important part of turbine technology by providing thermal protection to the underlying metallic components. These coatings are typically made from a zirconia-based ceramics which have a low thermal conductivity and thermal expansion coefficients similar to those of the superalloys. Early failure in these coatings is most often due to foreign object damage and erosion resulting in delamination and spallation. To protect against these types of failure, new materials with increased toughness are needed. There are two main toughening mechanisms in ceramics: transformation toughening, which is limited to low temperature applications and ferroelastic toughening which is accessible at all temperatures. Ferroelastic toughening occurs when the c-axis of the tetragonal grain undergoes reorientation under the application of an external stress. In this study, ferroelastic toughening is examined by Raman spectroscopy. It is shown that by using polarized confocal Raman spectroscopy one can not only observed the ferroelastic process, but also measure the parameters that control the increase in toughness observed. Ferroelastic toughening was observed in two ways in the 18mol% ceria stabilized zirconia (18CSZ) samples studied here. Samples were either exposed to indentation damage or uniaxial loading. In both of these cases maps of the ceramic surface were taken using Raman spectroscopy following loading and the relative intensities of the tetragonal peaks were analyzed. The resulting intensity profiles were used to monitor the reorientation of domains corresponding to ferroelastic toughening. Changes in domain orientation were observed that corresponded to the reorientation of domains along cracks as well as on a larger scale along those cracks. Domain reorientation was also observed under uniaxial loading and the stresses required for domain formation and movement were measured.

Bolon, Amy Marie

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistance switching properties and mechanism of switching in ...  

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Simplex Network Modeling for Press-Molded Ceramic Bodies Incorporated with Granite Waste · Solidification mechanisms of carbon as graphene, graphite and ...

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Mechanical switching of ferro-electric rubber  

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At the A to C transition, smectic elastomers have recently been observed to undergo $\\sim$35% spontaneous shear strains. We first explicitly describe how strains of up to twice this value could be mechanically or electrically induced in Sm-$C$ elastomers by rotation of the director on a cone around the layer normal at various elastic costs depending on constraints. Secondly, for typical sample geometries, we give the various microstructures in Sm-$C$ akin to those seen in nematic elastomers under distortions with constraints. It is possible to give explicit results for the nature of the textures. Chiral Sm-$C$ elastomers are ferro-electric. We calculate how the polarization could be mechanically reversed by large, hard or soft strains of the rubber, depending upon sample geometry.

J. M. Adams; M. Warner

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Electro-mechanical heat switch for cryogenic applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat switch includes two symmetric jaws. Each jaw is comprised of a link connected at a translatable joint to a flexible arm. Each arm rotates about a fixed pivot, and has an articulated end including a thermal contact pad connected to a heat sink. The links are joined together at a translatable main joint. To close the heat switch, a closing solenoid is actuated and forces the main joint to an over-center position. This movement rotates the arms about their pivots, respectively, forces each of them into a stressed configuration, and forces the thermal contact pads towards each other and into compressive contact with a cold finger. The closing solenoid is then deactivated. The heat switch remains closed due to a restoring force generated by the stressed configuration of each arm, until actuation of an opening solenoid returns the main joint to its starting open-switch position.

van den Berg, Marcel L. (Oakland, CA); Batteux, Jan D. (Hayward, CA); Labov, Simon E. (Berkeley, CA)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations and Mechanisms of GATE Waterspouts  

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The GATE data base for days 261 and 186 is used for a combined observational and numerical investigation of interacting cumulus processes that may be important in the generation of waterspouts. The results suggest that the existence of cumulus-...

Joanne Simpson; Bruce R. Morton; Michael C. McCumber; Richard S. Penc

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum mechanics problems in observer's mathematics  

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This work considers the ontology, guiding equation, Schrodinger's equation, relation to the Born Rule, the conditional wave function of a subsystem in a setting of arithmetic, algebra and topology provided by Observer's Mathematics (see www.mathrelativity.com). Observer's Mathematics creates new arithmetic, algebra, geometry, topology, analysis and logic which do not contain the concept of continuum, but locally coincide with the standard fields. Certain results and communications pertaining to solutions of these problems are provided. In particular, we prove the following theorems: Theorem I (Two-slit interference). Let {Psi}{sub 1} be a wave from slit 1, {Psi}{sub 2} - from slit 2, and {Psi} = {Psi}{sub 1}+{Psi}{sub 2}. Then the probability of {Psi} being a wave equals to 0.5. Theorem II (k-bodies solution). For W{sub n} from m-observer point of view with m>log{sub 10}((2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 2n}-1){sup 2k}+1), the probability of standard expression of Hamiltonian variation is less than 1 and depends on n,m,k.

Khots, Boris; Khots, Dmitriy [Compressor Controls Corp, Des Moines, Iowa (United States); iMath Consulting LLC, Omaha, Nebraska (United States)

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of spectral broadening in a commercial modelocked and Q-switched Nd:YLF oscillator - Wegner`s Demon  

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We have observed spectral broadening in the pulsed output of a Quantronix model 4217 modelocked and Q-switched Nd:YLF oscillator. When Q-switched, the 76-1MHz oscillator produces a nearly gaussian train of pulses with a total energy of 3 mJ and a duration of {approximately}300 ns. Between Q-switch cycles the CW-pumped oscillator lases at a low level to enable a circulating modelocked pulse to reach steady-state transform-limited conditions. With a 1-mm intracavity etalon the steady-state modelocked pulsewidth is 150 ps and the oscillating bandwidth is 3 GHz. Measurements show that at the peak of the Q-switched train the modelocked pulse bandwidth is broadened to 11 GHz, We attribute the altered spectrum to self-phase modulation (SPM) of the circulating pulse in the 3.8-cm long acousto-optic quartz modulators. SPM has been recognized as a potential problem in this type of oscillator however we did not expect to find it in a commercial product and its occurrence in the modulators rather than the rod was a surprise. Analysis of the cavity mode has determined that the spot size is small at the ends of the cavity where the modulators are located. A large mode volume in the rod coupled with a relatively small nonlinear coefficient makes intensity-dependent: phase shifts there negligible by comparison. Since the effects of SPM in this type of oscillator are not well-documented we developed a numerical model and used it to examine the spectral evolution of the circulating modelocked pulse after Q-switching. The model incorporates a rod with gain, two passive quartz blocks with nonlinear refractive index for simulating nonlinear propagation in the modulators, a time-dependent shutter to simulate the active modelocker, an etalon, and distributed Fresnel losses. The spectra that we calculate are in good agreement with that observed, confirming the source of the broadening. The oscillator has been redesigned to increase the mode size in the modulators and eliminate the SPM.

Wegner, P.; Feit, M.

1994-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular quantum mechanical observers, symmetry, and string theory  

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The paper \\cite{Dance0601} tentatively suggested a physical picture that might underlie string theories. The string parameters $\\tau $ and $\\sigma_i $ were interpreted as spacetime dimensions which a simple quantum mechanical observer can observe, while symmetries of the relevant observer states could limit the observability of other dimensions. An atomic observer was the focus of the discussion. The present paper extends the discussion of\\cite{Dance0601} to molecular observers, including the nature of some common molecular bonds and their symmetries.

M. Dance

2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Latching micro optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical switch reliably maintains its on or off state even when subjected to environments where the switch is bumped or otherwise moved. In addition, the optical switch maintains its on or off state indefinitely without requiring external power. External power is used only to transition the switch from one state to the other. The optical switch is configured with a fixed optical fiber and a movable optical fiber. The movable optical fiber is guided by various actuators in conjunction with a latching mechanism that configure the switch in one position that corresponds to the on state and in another position that corresponds to the off state.

Garcia, Ernest J; Polosky, Marc A

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications  

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or phase space. In this work we con- sider the trajectory of sea ice in the ice thickness phase space. We175 Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications Geophysical Is the Trajectory of Arctic Sea Ice? Harry L. Stern and Ronald W. Lindsay Polar Science Center, Applied Physics

Lindsay, Ron

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Maximal Beable Subalgebras of Quantum-Mechanical Observables  

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Given a state on an algebra of bounded quantum-mechanical observables (the self-adjoint part of a C*-algebra), we investigate those subalgebras that are maximal with respect to the property that the given state's restriction to the subalgebra is a mixture of dispersion-free states---what we call maximal "beable" subalgebras (borrowing a terminology due to J. S. Bell). We also extend our investigation to the theory of algebras of unbounded observables (as developed by R. Kadison), and show how our results articulate a solid mathematical foundation for central tenets of the orthodox Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory (such as the joint indeterminacy of canonically conjugate observables, and Bohr's defense of the completeness of quantum theory against the argument of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen).

Hans Halvorson; Rob Clifton

1999-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechanism of switching from an acidogenic to butanol-acetone fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objective of this research is to elucidate the molecular mechanism used by the obligate anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium acetobutylicum to regulate the synthesis and activity of the key enzymes that catalyze reactions in this organism's fermentation pathway. A second goal is to understand the genetic and biochemical connection between the fermentation shifts and the commitment to other physiologic changes by this organism such as spore formation. The original research aims were: (1) enzymic analysis of the butyryl CoA branch enzymes; (2) isolation and characterization of regulatory mutants; (3) development of genetic transfer in C. acetobutylicum; and (4) physiologic studies and connection of fermentations to other cell processes. During the grant period we added an objective: (5) cloning and expressing some fermentation genes from C. acetobutylicum in E. coli. 1 fig.

Rogers, P.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechanism of switching from an acidogenic to butanol-acetone fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objective of this project is to elucidate the detailed mechanism by which solvent-forming bacteria such as Clostridium acetobutylicum regulate the well-known shift in fermentation pathway between alcohol-acetone and organic acid production. It is desired to eventually isolate and describe: (1) the regulatory genes and protein elements that determine induction of synthesis of the solvent-pathway enzymes; and (2) how this regulation system interacts with the sporulatin induction and development program and with related pathways such as granulse and exopolysaccharide formation in clostridia. A working model forhow clostridial control systems work can be derived from recent research on stress systems in E. coli and sporulation in Bacillus subtilis.

Rogers, P.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The switching dynamics of the bacterial flagellar motor  

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Many swimming bacteria are propelled by flagellar motors that stochastically switch between the clockwise and counterclockwise rotation direction. While the switching dynamics are one of the most important characteristics of flagellar motors, the mechanisms that control switching are poorly understood. We present a statistical-mechanical model of the flagellar rotary motor, which consists of a number of stator proteins that drive the rotation of a ring of rotor proteins, which in turn drives the rotation of a flagellar filament. At the heart of our model is the assumption that the rotor protein complex can exist in two conformational states corresponding to the two respective rotation directions, and that switching between these states depends on interactions with the stator proteins. This naturally couples the switching dynamics to the rotation dynamics, making the switch sensitive to torque and speed. Another key element of our model is that after a switching event, it takes time for the load to build up, due to polymorphic transitions of the filament. Our model predicts that this slow relaxation dynamics of the filament, in combination with the load dependence of the switching frequency, leads to a characteristic switching time, in agreement with recent observations.

Siebe B. van Albada; Sorin Tanase-Nicola; Pieter Rein ten Wolde

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Mysteries of Mammatus Clouds: Observations and Formation Mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mammatus clouds are an intriguing enigma of atmospheric fluid dynamics and cloud physics. Most commonly observed on the underside of cumulonimbus anvils, mammatus also occur on the underside of cirrus, cirrocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, and ...

David M. Schultz; Katharine M. Kanak; Jerry M. Straka; Robert J. Trapp; Brent A. Gordon; Dusan S. Zrni?; George H. Bryan; Adam J. Durant; Timothy J. Garrett; Petra M. Klein; Douglas K. Lilly

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Using Light to Switch...  

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arrangement on the mechanisms of ultrafast magnetic switching," Schlotter said. LCLS has been used for similar experiments studying nanoscale magnetic switching, and...

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Nanomechanical switch for integration with CMOS logic.  

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We designed, fabricated and measured the performance of nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) switches. Initial data are reported with one of the switch designs having a measured switching time of 400 ns and an operating voltage of 5 V. The switches operated laterally with unmeasurable leakage current in the 'off' state. Surface micromachining techniques were used to fabricate the switches. All processing was CMOS compatible. A single metal layer, defined by a single mask step, was used as the mechanical switch layer. The details of the modeling, fabrication and testing of the NEMS switches are reported.

Nordquist, Christopher Daniel; Wolfley, Steven L.; Baker, Michael Sean; Czaplewski, David A.; Wendt, Joel Robert; Kraus, Garth Merlin; de Boer, Maarten Pieter; Patrizi, Gary A.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling between switching regulation and torque generation in bacterial flagellar motor  

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The bacterial flagellar motor plays a crucial role in both bacterial locomotion and chemotaxis. Recent experiments reveal that the switching dynamics of the motor depends on the motor rotation speed, and thus the motor torque, non-monotonically. Here we present a unified mathematical model which models motor torque generation based on experimental torque-speed curves and torque-dependent switching based on the conformational spread model. The model successfully reproduces the observed switching rate as a function of the rotation speed, and provides a generic physical explanation independent of most details. A stator affects the switching dynamics through two mechanisms: accelerating the conformation flipping rates of individual rotor switching units, which favours slower motor speed and thus increasing torque; and affecting more switching units within unit time, which favours faster speed. Consequently, the switching rate shows a maximum at intermediate speed. Our model predicts that a motor switches more often with more stators. The load-switching relation may serve as a mechanism for sensing the physical environment, similar to the chemotaxis system for sensing the chemical environment. It may also coordinate the switch dynamics of motors within a cell.

Fan Bai; Tohru Minamino; Zhanghan Wu; Keiichi Namba; Jianhua Xing

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ION SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ion switch capable of transferring large magnitudes of power is described. An ion switch constructed in accordance with the invention includes a pair of spaced control electrodes disposed in a highly evacuated region for connection in a conventional circuit to control the passing of power therethrough. A controllable ionic conduction path is provided directiy between the control electrodes by a source unit to close the ion switch. Conventional power supply means are provided to trigger the source unit and control the magnitude, durations and pulse repetition rate of the aforementioned ionic conduction path.

Cook, B.

1959-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical switch  

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An optical switching device (10) is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber (16) or a second glass fiber (14) may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber (18). Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system (26, 28, 30). In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber (16) is reflected by a planar mirror (36) into the third glass fiber (18). In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber (14) passes directly into the third glass fiber (18). The planar mirror (36) is attached to a rotatable table (32) which is rotated to provide the optical switching.

Reedy, Robert P. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical switching device is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber or a second glass fiber may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber. Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system. In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber is reflected by a planar mirror into the third glass fiber. In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber passes directly into the third glass fiber. The planar mirror is attached to a rotatable table which is rotated to provide the optical switching. 3 figs.

Reedy, R.P.

1987-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical fiber switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Optical fiber switches operated by electrical activation of at least one laser light modulator through which laser light is directed into at least one polarizer are used for the sequential transport of laser light from a single laser into a plurality of optical fibers. In one embodiment of the invention, laser light from a single excitation laser is sequentially transported to a plurality of optical fibers which in turn transport the laser light to separate individual remotely located laser fuel ignitors. The invention can be operated electro-optically with no need for any mechanical or moving parts, or, alternatively, can be operated electro-mechanically. The invention can be used to switch either pulsed or continuous wave laser light.

Early, James W. (Los Alamos, NM); Lester, Charles S. (San Juan Pueblo, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Mechanism for Observed Interannual Variabilities over the Equatorial Indian Ocean  

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A mechanism is proposed that can give rise to a sustained interannual variability of sea surface temperature (SST) and other variables even over an ocean basin of small zonal extent such as the Indian Ocean, as observed. A simple one-dimensional ...

Prashant Goswami; Nandini Harinath

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THYRATRON SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arrangement for utilizing a thyratron as a noise free switch is described. It has been discovered that the voltage between plate and cathode of a thyratron will oscillate, producing voltage spikes, if the tube carries only a fraction of its maximum rated current. These voltage spikes can produce detrimental effects where the thyratron is used in critical timing circuits. To alleviate this problem the disclosed circuit provides a charged capacitor and a resistor in parallel with the tube and of such value that the maximum current will flow from the capacitor through the thyratron when it is triggered. During this time the signal current is conducted through the tube, before the thyratron voltage starts to oscillate, and the signal current output is free of noise spikes.

Creveling, R.; Bourgeois, N.A. Jr.

1959-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Barriers to Switching Accidents  

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The EPRI Switching Safety & Reliability Project Steering Committee sponsored development of a self-study based training program for personnel who perform switching. Some of the earlier EPRI Switching Safety & Reliability research projects that focused on the causes of switching errors, highlighted a need to reduce the 'complacency' that tends to develop as switching activities are performed over and over again and become 'routine.' Most switching accidents or incidents involve personnel who were trained ...

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlating laboratory observations of fracture mechanical properties to hydraulically-induced microseismicity in geothermal reservoirs.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To date, microseismicity has provided an invaluable tool for delineating the fracture network produced by hydraulic stimulation of geothermal reservoirs. While the locations of microseismic events are of fundamental importance, there is a wealth of information that can be gleaned from the induced seismicity (e.g. fault plane solutions, seismic moment tensors, source characteristics). Closer scrutiny of the spatial and temporal evolution of seismic moment tensors can shed light on systematic characteristics of fractures in the geothermal reservoir. When related to observations from laboratory experiments, these systematic trends can be interpreted in terms of mechanical processes that most likely operate in the fracture network. This paper reports on mechanical properties that can be inferred from observations of microseismicity in geothermal systems. These properties lead to interpretations about fracture initiation, seismicity induced after hydraulic shut-in, spatial evolution of linked fractures, and temporal evolution of fracture strength. The correlations highlight the fact that a combination of temperature, stressing rate, time, and fluid-rock interactions can alter the mechanical and fluid transport properties of fractures in geothermal systems.

Stephen L. Karner, Ph.D

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation  

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the large mass of the implies an affinity to Higgs bosons. Within the SM, the Higgs boson is related to the mechanism by which the quarks, leptons and force-carrying gauge...

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The observed neutron star mass distribution as a probe of the supernova explosion mechanism  

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The observed distribution of neutron star (NS) masses reflects the physics of core-collapse supernova explosions and the structure of the massive stars that produce them at the end of their evolution. We present a Bayesian analysis that directly compares the NS mass distribution observed in double NS systems to theoretical models of NS formation. We find that models with standard binary mass ratio distributions are strongly preferred over independently picking the masses from the initial mass function, although the strength of the inference depends on whether current assumptions for identifying the remnants of the primary and secondary stars are correct. Second, NS formation models with no mass fallback are favored because they reduce the dispersion in NS masses. The double NS system masses thus directly point to the mass coordinate where the supernova explosion was initiated, making them an excellent probe of the supernova explosion mechanism. If we assume no fallback and simply vary the mass coordinate sepa...

Pejcha, Ondrej; Kochanek, Christopher S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation hard vacuum switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistive Switching Characteristics of Mixed Oxides  

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Forming free bipolar switching was observed in case of Graphene Oxide. The switching ... A New Class of Molecularly-tailored Nanomaterials and Interfaces For Energy Conversion and Thermal Management · A Review of ... Novel Bimetallic Plasmonic Nanomaterials ... The Surface Energy of the Al-Cu-Fe Quasicrystal.

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PANCHROMATIC OBSERVATIONS OF THE TEXTBOOK GRB 110205A: CONSTRAINING PHYSICAL MECHANISMS OF PROMPT EMISSION AND AFTERGLOW  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a comprehensive analysis of a bright, long-duration (T{sub 90} {approx} 257 s) GRB 110205A at redshift z = 2.22. The optical prompt emission was detected by Swift/UVOT, ROTSE-IIIb, and BOOTES telescopes when the gamma-ray burst (GRB) was still radiating in the {gamma}-ray band, with optical light curve showing correlation with {gamma}-ray data. Nearly 200 s of observations were obtained simultaneously from optical, X-ray, to {gamma}-ray (1 eV to 5 MeV), which makes it one of the exceptional cases to study the broadband spectral energy distribution during the prompt emission phase. In particular, we clearly identify, for the first time, an interesting two-break energy spectrum, roughly consistent with the standard synchrotron emission model in the fast cooling regime. Shortly after prompt emission ({approx}1100 s), a bright (R = 14.0) optical emission hump with very steep rise ({alpha} {approx} 5.5) was observed, which we interpret as the reverse shock (RS) emission. It is the first time that the rising phase of an RS component has been closely observed. The full optical and X-ray afterglow light curves can be interpreted within the standard reverse shock (RS) + forward shock (FS) model. In general, the high-quality prompt and afterglow data allow us to apply the standard fireball model to extract valuable information, including the radiation mechanism (synchrotron), radius of prompt emission (R{sub GRB} {approx} 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 13} cm), initial Lorentz factor of the outflow ({Gamma}{sub 0} {approx} 250), the composition of the ejecta (mildly magnetized), the collimation angle, and the total energy budget.

Zheng, W. [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Shen, R. F. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H4 (Canada); Sakamoto, T. [Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Beardmore, A. P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); De Pasquale, M. [Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury Road, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking RH5 6NT (United Kingdom); Wu, X. F.; Zhang, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (United States); Gorosabel, J. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA-CSIC), 18008 Granada (Spain); Urata, Y. [Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Chung-Li 32054, Taiwan (China); Sugita, S. [EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Pozanenko, A. [Space Research Institute (IKI), 84/32 Profsoyuznaya St., Moscow 117997 (Russian Federation); Nissinen, M. [Taurus Hill Observatory, Haerkaemaeentie 88, 79480 Kangaslampi (Finland); Sahu, D. K. [CREST, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034 (India); Im, M. [Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FPRD, Seoul National University, Shillim-dong, San 56-1, Kwanak-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Ukwatta, T. N. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Andreev, M. [Terskol Branch of Institute of Astronomy of RAS, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic 361605 (Russian Federation); Klunko, E., E-mail: zwk@umich.edu, E-mail: rfshen@astro.utoronto.ca, E-mail: zhang@physics.unlv.edu [Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Lermontov St., 126a, Irkutsk 664033 (Russian Federation); and others

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching between stabilizing controllers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with the problem of switching between several linear time-invariant (LTI) controllers-all of them capable of stabilizing a specific LTI process-in such a way that the stability of the closed-loop system is guaranteed for any switching ... Keywords: Hybrid systems, Impulse system, Realization theory, Stability theory, Switched systems

JoãO P. Hespanha; A.Stephen Morse

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Triggered plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Triggered plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Mendel, C.W.

1986-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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REMOTE CONTROLLED SWITCHING DEVICE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical switching device which can be remotely controlled and in which one or more switches may be accurately operated at predetermined times or with predetermined intervening time intervals is described. The switching device consists essentially of a deck, a post projecting from the deck at right angles thereto, cam means mounted for rotation around said posts and a switch connected to said deck and actuated by said cam means. Means is provided for rotating the cam means at a constant speed and the switching apparatus is enclosed in a sealed container with external adjusting means and electrical connection elements.

Hobbs, J.C.

1959-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with an electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater than the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. Magnetic switches and particularly fast kicker magnets are used in the accelerator industry to quickly deflect particle beams into and out of various transport lines, storage rings, dumps, and specifically to differentially route individual bunches of particles from a train of bunches which are injected or ejected from a given ring.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

SciTech Connect

A switching frequency multiplier inverter for low inductance machines that uses parallel connection of switches and each switch is independently controlled according to a pulse width modulation scheme. The effective switching frequency is multiplied by the number of switches connected in parallel while each individual switch operates within its limit of switching frequency. This technique can also be used for other power converters such as DC/DC, AC/DC converters.

Su, Gui-Jia (Oak Ridge, TN); Peng, Fang Z. (Okemos, MI)

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

39

Unpacking the Black Box of Causality: Learning about Causal Mechanisms from Experimental and Observational Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Identifying causal mechanisms is a fundamental goal of social science. Researchers seek to study not only whether one variable affects another but also how such a causal relationship arises. Yet commonly used statistical ...

Yamamoto, Teppei

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High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation of Colloidal Nanocrystal Growth Mechanisms using Graphene Liquid Cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Growth Mechanisms using Graphene Liquid Cells Jong Min Yuk,Legends Fig. S1. Preparation of a graphene liquid cell. (fabrication processes of the graphene liquid cell. (B) SEM

Yuk, Jong Min

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Thermally actuated thermionic switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermally actuated thermionic switch which responds to an increase of temperature by changing from a high impedance to a low impedance at a predictable temperature set point. The switch has a bistable operation mode switching only on temperature increases. The thermionic material may be a metal which is liquid at the desired operation temperature and held in matrix in a graphite block reservoir, and which changes state (ionizes, for example) so as to be electrically conductive at a desired temperature.

Barrus, D.M.; Shires, C.D.

1982-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

42

Latching Micro Optical Switch  

Sandia National Laboratories has developed a latching switch for optical fibers. One or more fibers are moved by an actuator between two positions, ...

43

Vacuum interrupters and thyratrons as opening switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The clear advantages of inductive storage for large scale energy storage applications are creating an increasing interest in the research and development of the opening switches required. Opening switches for single-shot inductive transfers have received considerable attention and are fairly well advanced. The problem addressed by this workshop of high power opening switches for high repetition rate applications is much more severe, however, and may well require a major research and development effort. Two candidates for such an opening switch, the triggered vacuum interrupter and the magnetically quenched thyratron, are discussed. By electrically retriggering the discharge in the vacuum interrupter between pulses, the dependence on mechanical motion is eliminated. This should enable repetition rate operation at 10 to 15 kHz while still maintaining the vacuum interrupter's proven interrupting performance of tens of kiloamps at tens of kilovolts. The magnetically quenched thyratron, on the other hand, uses a cross magnetic field to raise the switch impedance by decreasing the electron mobility and driving the discharge into an arc chute wall where it is quenched. Successful interruptions of 1 kA at 15 kV and 100 A at 50 kV after conduction for 10 ..mu..s have been demonstrated by previous researchers. Work at Los Alamos is directed toward understanding the basic mechanisms involved and increasing the switch ratings, particularly the conduction time.

Honig, E.M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) Bendable Concrete Fracture MechanicsExperiments and Observations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and normal concrete Figure 3. Tensile stress-strain behavior of fiber reinforced geopolymer [1] V.C. Li , "On reinforced geopolymer Property Fiber reinforced geopolymer Normal concrete Compressive strength (MPa) 17.4 40Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) ­ Bendable Concrete Fracture Mechanics

Li, Victor C.

45

Mechanics of a Strong Subsynoptic Gravity Wave Deduced from Satellite and Surface Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-dimensional structure and implied dynamics of a strong tropospheric gravity wave event am studied. It is shown that satellite and continuous surface observations reveal the subsynoptic nature of this “wave of depression” to an extent ...

Michael J. Pecnick; John A. Young

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Observational Analysis of Heavy Rainfall Mechanisms Associated with Severe Tropical Storm Bilis (2006) after Its Landfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This observational study attempts to determine factors responsible for the distribution of precipitation over large areas of southern China induced by Bilis, a western North Pacific Ocean severe tropical storm that made landfall on the ...

Shuanzhu Gao; Zhiyong Meng; Fuqing Zhang; Lance F. Bosart

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part III: Wave Environment and Probable Source Mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synoptic and special mesoscale observations taken during the Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment (CCOPE) are used to describe the multiscale environment of a gravity wave event, understand the wave-environment interactions that led to ...

Steven E. Koch; Paul B. Dorian

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Reflective HTS switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A HTS switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time.

Martens, Jon S. (Albuquerque, NM); Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Hohenwarter, Gert K. G. (Madison, WI)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

Reflective HTS switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A HTS (High Temperature Superconductor) switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time. 6 figs.

Martens, J.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.

1994-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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MEMS relays for make-break power switching applications : {111} silicon etched planar electrical contacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Relays and switches are of interest in applications such as test equipment, radar, communications, and power systems, amongst others. Unlike solid state switches, mechanical relays provide galvanic isolation across the ...

Weber, Alexis Christian, 1974-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Rates and Mechanisms of Water Mass Transformation in the Labrador Sea as Inferred from Tracer Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Time series of hydrographic and transient tracer (3H and 3He) observations from the central Labrador Sea collected between 1991 and 1996 are presented to document the complex changes in the tracer fields as a result of variations in convective ...

Samar Khatiwala; Peter Schlosser; Martin Visbeck

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Hail Growth Mechanisms in a Colorado Storm. Part I: Dual-Wavelength Radar Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extensive comparisons of dual-wavelength (10 and 3 cm) radar data with observations at the ground and penetration aircraft (T-28) measurements of hail in a Colorado storm show that positive hail signals (10 cm reflectivity factor exceeds that at ...

A. R. Jameson; A. J. Heymsfield

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Photoconductive switch package  

SciTech Connect

A photoconductive switch is formed of a substrate that has a central portion of SiC or other photoconductive material and an outer portion of cvd-diamond or other suitable material surrounding the central portion. Conducting electrodes are formed on opposed sides of the substrate, with the electrodes extending beyond the central portion and the edges of the electrodes lying over the outer portion. Thus any high electric fields produced at the edges of the electrodes lie outside of and do not affect the central portion, which is the active switching element. Light is transmitted through the outer portion to the central portion to actuate the switch.

Ca[rasp, George J

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

55

Waveguide electrooptic switch arrays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A review is presented of electrooptic waveguide switch arrays with strong emphasis on those based on titanium-diffused lithium niobate waveguides. Crosspoint and array design considerations and performance are discussed as are waveguide technology limits. ...

R. C. Alferness

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

New Switching Operator Training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update report summarizes work done on a new project, launched in 2006, that is focused on the development of training materials for apprentice and new operators. The project is part of EPRI's Switching Safety and Reliability research.

2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

57

Plasmonic enhanced ultrafast switch.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ultrafast electronic switches fabricated from defective material have been used for several decades in order to produce picosecond electrical transients and TeraHertz radiation. Due to the ultrashort recombination time in the photoconductor materials used, these switches are inefficient and are ultimately limited by the amount of optical power that can be applied to the switch before self-destruction. The goal of this work is to create ultrafast (sub-picosecond response) photoconductive switches on GaAs that are enhanced through plasmonic coupling structures. Here, the plasmonic coupler primarily plays the role of being a radiation condenser which will cause carriers to be generated adjacent to metallic electrodes where they can more efficiently be collected.

Subramania,Ganapathi Subramanian; Reno, John Louis; Passmore, Brandon Scott; Harris, Tom.; Shaner, Eric Arthur; Barrick, Todd A.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

An optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a gas mixture for a diffuse discharge switch having an electron attaching gas wherein electron attachment is brought about by indirect excitation of molecules to long live states by exposure to laser light. 3 figs.

Christophorou, L.G.; Hunter, S.R.

1987-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

59

Test Switch: n  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Test Switch: n. struct; Message [empty string] StackTrace: java.lang.NullPointerException at java.util.Calendar.setTime(Calendar.java:1075) at coldfusion.util. ...

60

Cygnus PFL Switch Jitter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources: Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. Each source has the following X-ray output: 1-mm diameter spot size, 4 rads at 1 m, 50-ns full-widthhalf-maximum. The diode pulse has the following electrical specifications: 2.25 MV, 60 kA, 60 ns. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images on subcritical tests performed at NTS. Subcritical tests are single-shot, high-value events. For this application, it is desirable to maintain a high level of reproducibility in source output. The major components of the Cygnus machines are Marx generator, water-filled pulse forming line (PFL), water-filled coaxial transmission line, threecell inductive voltage adder, and rod-pinch diode. A primary source of fluctuation in Cygnus shot-to-shot performance may be jitter in breakdown of the main PFL switch, which is a “self-break” switch. The PFL switch breakdown time determines the peak PFL charging voltage, which ultimately affects the source X-ray spectrum and dose. Therefore, PFL switch jitter may contribute to shot-to-shot variation in these parameters, which are crucial to radiographic quality. In this paper we will present PFL switch jitter analysis for both Cygnus machines and present the correlation with dose. For this analysis, the PFL switch on each machine was maintained at a single gap setting, which has been used for the majority of shots at NTS. In addition the PFL switch performance for one larger switch gap setting will be examined.

C. Mitton, G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, et al.

2007-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Cygnus Water Switch Jitter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources - Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. Each source has the following x-ray output: 1-mm diameter spot size, 4 rad at 1 m, 50-ns Full Width Half Max. The diode pulse has the following electrical specifications: 2.25 MV, 60 kA, 60 ns. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images on subcritical tests which are performed at NTS. Subcritical tests are single-shot, high-value events. For this application, it is desirable to maintain a high level of reproducibility in source output. The major components of the Cygnus machines are: Marx generator, water-filled pulse–forming line (PFL), water-filled coaxial transmission line, three-cell inductive voltage adder, and rod-pinch diode. A primary source of fluctuation in Cygnus shot-to-shot performance is jitter in breakdown of the main PFL switch, which is a “self-break” switch. The PFL switch breakdown time determines the peak PFL charging voltage, which ultimately affects the diode pulse. Therefore, PFL switch jitter contributes to shot-to-shot variation in source endpoint energy and dose. In this paper we will present PFL switch jitter analysis for both Cygnus machines and give the correlation with diode performance. For this analysis the PFL switch on each machine was maintained at a single gap setting which has been used for the majority of shots at NTS. In addition to this analysis, PFL switch performance for different switch gap settings taken recently will be examined. Lastly, implications of source jitter for radiographic diagnosis of subcritical shots will be discussed.

Charles V. Mitton, George D. Corrow, Mark D. Hansen, David J. Henderson, et al.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Irreversible magnetic switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an irreversible magnetic switch containing a ferromagnetic amorphous metal having a predetermined crystallization temperature in its inductor magnetic path. With the incorporation of such material, the magnetic properties after cooling from a high temperature excursion above its crystallization temperature are only a fraction of the original value. The difference is used to provide a safety feature in the magnetic switch.

Karnowsky, M.M.; Yost, F.G.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

63

Scaling of Superconducting Switches for Extraction of Magnetic Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In certain cases it is necessary to extract the energy from a superconducting magnet when it quenches, in order to limit the heat generated by the event and thus prevent irreversible damage. This is usually achieved by opening a contact breaker across a resistor in the circuit feeding the magnet. For the heavy currents used to excite large magnets such switches incorporate sophisticated devices to limit arcing during the operation; besides being quite large and expensive, such switches have a limited lifetime. It is therefore interesting to consider the use of superconducting switches to perform this function, the advantage being that such switches would (i) not require maintenance and (ii) would be housed within the cryogenic environment of the magnet, and thus avoid permanent diversion of the current in and out of that environment to the mechanical switch (which operates at room temperature). However, practical switches for such an application are made up of superconductor in a metal matrix, and it is conve...

Ballarino, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechanism of switching from an acidogenic to butanol-acetone fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum. Technical progress report, July 1990--December 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objective of this project is to elucidate the detailed mechanism by which solvent-forming bacteria such as Clostridium acetobutylicum regulate the well-known shift in fermentation pathway between alcohol-acetone and organic acid production. It is desired to eventually isolate and describe: (1) the regulatory genes and protein elements that determine induction of synthesis of the solvent-pathway enzymes; and (2) how this regulation system interacts with the sporulatin induction and development program and with related pathways such as granulse and exopolysaccharide formation in clostridia. A working model forhow clostridial control systems work can be derived from recent research on stress systems in E. coli and sporulation in Bacillus subtilis.

Rogers, P.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

65

A radiation hard vacuum switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction. 3 figs.

Boettcher, G.E.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

66

Energy losses in switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors experiments show energy losses between 2 and 10 times that of the resistive time predictions. The experiments used hydrogen, helium, air, nitrogen, SF{sub 6} polyethylene, and water for the switching dielectric. Previously underestimated switch losses have caused over predicting the accelerator outputs. Accurate estimation of these losses is now necessary for new high-efficiency pulsed power devices where the switching losses constitute the major portion of the total energy loss. They found that the switch energy losses scale as (V{sub peak}I{sub peak}){sup 1.1846}. When using this scaling, the energy losses in any of the tested dielectrics are almost the same. This relationship is valid for several orders of magnitude and suggested a theoretical basis for these results. Currents up to .65 MA, with voltages to 3 MV were applied to various gaps during these experiments. The authors data and the developed theory indicates that the switch power loss continues for a much longer time than the resistive time, with peak power loss generally occurring at peak current in a ranging discharge instead of the early current time. All of the experiments were circuit code modeled after developing a new switch loss version based on the theory. The circuit code predicts switch energy loss and peak currents as a function of time. During analysis of the data they noticed slight constant offsets between the theory and data that depended on the dielectric. They modified the plasma conductivity for each tested dielectric to lessen this offset.

Martin, T.H.; Seamen, J.F.; Jobe, D.O.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Switching power pulse system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A switching system for delivering pulses of power from a source to a load using a storage capacitor charged through a rectifier, and maintained charged to a reference voltage level by a transistor switch and voltage comparator. A thyristor is triggered to discharge the storage capacitor through a saturable reactor and fractional turn saturable transformer having a secondary to primary turn ratio N of n:l/n = n[sup 2]. The saturable reactor functions as a soaker'' while the thyristor reaches saturation, and then switches to a low impedance state. The saturable transformer functions as a switching transformer with high impedance while a load coupling capacitor charges, and then switches to a low impedance state to dump the charge of the storage capacitor into the load through the coupling capacitor. The transformer is comprised of a multilayer core having two secondary windings tightly wound and connected in parallel to add their output voltage and reduce output inductance, and a number of single turn windings connected in parallel at nodes for the primary winding, each single turn winding linking a different one of the layers of the multilayer core. The load may be comprised of a resistive beampipe for a linear particle accelerator and capacitance of a pulse forming network. To hold off discharge of the capacitance until it is fully charged, a saturable core is provided around the resistive beampipe to isolate the beampipe from the capacitance until it is fully charged. 5 figs.

Aaland, K.

1983-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

68

Multiple switch actuator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to switches and switch actuating devices to be operated for purposes of arming a bomb or other missile as it is dropped or released from an aircraft. The particular bomb or missile in which this invention is applied is one in which there is a plurality of circuits which are to be armed by the closing of switches upon dropping or releasing of the bomb. The operation of the switches to closed position is normally accomplished by means of a pull-out wire; that is, a wire which is withdrawn from the bomb or missile at the time of release of the bomb, one end of the wire being attached to the aircraft. The conditions to be met are that the arming switches must be positively and surely maintained in open position until the bomb is released and the arming action is effected. The action of the pull-out wire in achieving the arming action must be sure and positive with minimum danger of malfunctioning, jamming or binding.

Beyer, Edward T. (Rosamond, CA)

1976-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

69

Switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a repratable capacitor charging, switching power supply. A ferrite transformer steps up a dc input. The transformer primary is in a full bridge configuration utilizing power MOSFETs as the bridge switches. The transformer secondary is fed into a high voltage, full wave rectifier whose output is connected directly to the energy storage capacitor. The transformer is designed to provide adequate leakage inductance to limit capacitor current. The MOSFETs are switched to the variable frequency from 20 to 50 kHz to charge a capacitor from 0.6 kV. The peak current in a transformer primary and secondary is controlled by increasing the pulse width as the capacitor charges. A digital ripple counter counts pulses and after a preselected desired number is reached an up-counter is clocked.

Mihalka, A.M.

1984-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

70

Microfabricated triggered vacuum switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microfabricated vacuum switch is disclosed which includes a substrate upon which an anode, cathode and trigger electrode are located. A cover is sealed over the substrate under vacuum to complete the vacuum switch. In some embodiments of the present invention, a metal cover can be used in place of the trigger electrode on the substrate. Materials used for the vacuum switch are compatible with high vacuum, relatively high temperature processing. These materials include molybdenum, niobium, copper, tungsten, aluminum and alloys thereof for the anode and cathode. Carbon in the form of graphitic carbon, a diamond-like material, or carbon nanotubes can be used in the trigger electrode. Channels can be optionally formed in the substrate to mitigate against surface breakdown.

Roesler, Alexander W. (Tijeras, NM); Schare, Joshua M. (Albuquerque, NM); Bunch, Kyle (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

71

Fast in-situ annealing stage coupled with EBSD: A suitable tool to observe quick recrystallization mechanisms  

SciTech Connect

A heating stage has been developed to perform in-situ annealing in a SEM equipped with an EBSD system in order to study recrystallization mechanisms. High temperature treatments could then be performed inside the SEM, up to 1180 Degree-Sign C and with high heating and cooling rates ({approx} 100 Degree-Sign C s{sup -1}). Samples were cooled down to room temperature to perform EBSD orientation mapping in between successive short-duration heat treatments. Microstructure evolution snapshots obtained this way allow gaining an insight into recrystallization mechanisms. The interest of such experiments is shown for two examples: static recrystallization of cold deformed pure tantalum and post-dynamic evolution of hot-deformed Zircaloy4. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Heating stage for in-SEM annealing at high temperature (up to 1200 Degree-Sign C). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High heating and cooling rates (100 Degree-Sign C s{sup -1}), no temperature overshoot. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sequential observation of very fast recrystallization mechanisms.

Bozzolo, N., E-mail: nathalie.bozzolo@mines-paristech.fr; Jacomet, S.; Loge, R.E.

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

72

Thermionic gas switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature responsive thermionic gas switch having folded electron emitting surfaces. An ionizable gas is located between the emitter and an interior surface of a collector, coaxial with the emitter. In response to the temperature exceeding a predetermined level, sufficient electrons are derived from the emitter to cause the gas in the gap between the emitter and collector to become ionized, whereby a very large increase in current in the gap occurs. Due to the folded emitter surface area of the switch, increasing the "on/off" current ratio and adjusting the "on" current capacity is accomplished.

Hatch, George L. (San Francisco, CA); Brummond, William A. (Livermore, CA); Barrus, Donald M. (San Jose, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Stability under Strategy Switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We suggest that a process-like notion of strategy is relevant in the context of interactions in systems of self-interested agents. In this view, strategies are not plans formulated by rational agents considering all possible futures ... Keywords: Graphical games, strategy specifications, strategy switching

Soumya Paul; R. Ramanujam; Sunil Simon

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Transparent electrode for optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates generally to optical switches and techniques for applying a voltage to an electro-optical crystal, and more particularly, to transparent electodes for an optical switch. System architectures for very large inertial confinement fusion (ICF) lasers require active optical elements with apertures on the order of one meter. Large aperture optical switches are needed for isolation of stages, switch-out from regenerative amplifier cavities and protection from target retroreflections.

Goldhar, J.; Henesian, M.A.

1984-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

75

NIST Reveals Switching Mechanism in Promising Computer ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... these structures to come to market sooner, helping ... memory devices that retain their information even when ... up in seconds and use far less energy. ...

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

76

Switching power pulse system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A switching system for delivering pulses of power from a source (10) to a load (20) using a storage capacitor (C3) charged through a rectifier (D1, D2), and maintained charged to a reference voltage level by a transistor switch (Q1) and voltage comparator (12). A thyristor (22) is triggered to discharge the storage capacitor through a saturable reactor (18) and fractional turn saturable transformer (16) having a secondary to primary turn ratio N of n:l/n=n.sup.2. The saturable reactor (18) functions as a "soaker" while the thyristor reaches saturation, and then switches to a low impedance state. The saturable transformer functions as a switching transformer with high impedance while a load coupling capacitor (C4) charges, and then switches to a low impedance state to dump the charge of the storage capacitor (C3) into the load through the coupling capacitor (C4). The transformer is comprised of a multilayer core (26) having two secondary windings (28, 30) tightly wound and connected in parallel to add their output voltage and reduce output inductance, and a number of single turn windings connected in parallel at nodes (32, 34) for the primary winding, each single turn winding linking a different one of the layers of the multilayer core. The load may be comprised of a resistive beampipe (40) for a linear particle accelerator and capacitance of a pulse forming network (42). To hold off discharge of the capacitance until it is fully charged, a saturable core (44) is provided around the resistive beampipe (40) to isolate the beampipe from the capacitance (42) until it is fully charged.

Aaland, Kristian (Livermore, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Certification of thread context switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With recent efforts to build foundational certified software systems, two different approaches have been proposed to certify thread context switching. One is to certify both threads and context switching in a single logic system, and the other certifies ... Keywords: context switching, program safety, program verification, proof-carrying code

Yu Guo; Xin-Yu Jiang; Yi-Yun Chen

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A command triggered plasma opening switch assembly using an amplification stage. The assembly surrounds a coaxial transmission line and has a main plasma opening switch (POS) close to the load and a trigger POS upstream from the main POS. The trigger POS establishes two different current pathways through the assembly depended on whether it has received a trigger current pulse. The initial pathway has both POS's with plasma between their anodes and cathodes to form a short across the transmission line and isolating the load. The final current pathway is formed when the trigger POS receives a trigger current pulse which energizes its fast coil to push the conductive plasma out from between its anode and cathode, allowing the main transmission line current to pass to the fast coil of the main POS, thus pushing its plasma out the way so as to establish a direct current pathway to the load.

Savage, Mark E. (Albuquerque, NM); Mendel, Jr., Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Cygnus Diverter Switch Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two 2.25-MV, 60-kA, 50-ns x-ray sources fielded in an underground laboratory at the Nevada Test Site. The tests performed in this laboratory involve study of the dynamic properties of plutonium and are called subcritical experiments. From end-to-end, the Cygnus machines utilize the following components: Marx generator, water-filled pulse-forming line (PFL), waterfilled coaxial transmission line (WTL), 3-cell inductive voltage adder (IVA), and rod-pinch diode. The upstream WTL interface to the PFL is via a radial insulator with coaxial geometry. The downstream WTL terminates in a manifold where the center conductor splits into three lines which individually connect to each of the IVA cell inputs. There is an impedance mismatch at this juncture. It is a concern that a reflected pulse due to anomalous behavior in the IVA or diode might initiate breakdown upon arrival at the upstream PFL/WTL insulator. Therefore near the beginning of the WTL a radial diverter switch is installed to protect the insulator from over voltage and breakdown. The diverter has adjustable gap spacing, and an in-line aqueous-solution (sodium thiosulfate) resistor array for energy dissipation. There are capacitive voltage probes at both ends of the WTL and on the diverter switch. These voltage signals will be analyzed to determine diverter performance. Using this analysis the usefulness of the diverter switch will be evaluated.

G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, C. Mitton et al.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Battery switch for downhole tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An electrical circuit for a downhole tool may include a battery, a load electrically connected to the battery, and at least one switch electrically connected in series with the battery and to the load. The at least one switch may be configured to close when a tool temperature exceeds a selected temperature.

Boling, Brian E. (Sugar Land, TX)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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81

"Smart" watchdog safety switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for monitoring a process having a periodic output so that the process equipment is not damaged in the event of a controller failure, comprising a low-pass and peak clipping filter, an event detector that generates an event pulse for each valid change in magnitude of the filtered periodic output, a timing pulse generator, a counter that increments upon receipt of any timing pulse and resets to zero on receipt of any event pulse, an alarm that alerts when the count reaches some preselected total count, and a set of relays that opens to stop power to process equipment. An interface module can be added to allow the switch to accept a variety of periodic output signals.

Kronberg, James W. (353 Church Rd., Beech Island, SC 29842)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Smart watchdog safety switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for monitoring a process having a periodic output so that the process equipment is not damaged in the event of a controller failure, comprising a low-pass and peak clipping filter, an event detector that generates an event pulse for each valid change in magnitude of the filtered periodic output, a timing pulse generator, a counter that increments upon receipt of any timing pulse and resets to zero on receipt of any event pulse, an alarm that alerts when the count reaches some preselected total count, and a set of relays that open to stop power to process equipment. An interface module can be added to allow the switch to accept a variety of periodic output signals. 6 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1989-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

83

Optimized scalable network switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In a massively parallel computing system having a plurality of nodes configured in m multi-dimensions, each node including a computing device, a method for routing packets towards their destination nodes is provided which includes generating at least one of a 2m plurality of compact bit vectors containing information derived from downstream nodes. A multilevel arbitration process in which downstream information stored in the compact vectors, such as link status information and fullness of downstream buffers, is used to determine a preferred direction and virtual channel for packet transmission. Preferred direction ranges are encoded and virtual channels are selected by examining the plurality of compact bit vectors. This dynamic routing method eliminates the necessity of routing tables, thus enhancing scalability of the switch.

Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Chen, Dong (Croton on Hudson, NY); Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

84

Nocturnal Continental Low-Level Stratus over Tropical West Africa: Observations and Possible Mechanisms Controlling Its Onset  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some spatiotemporal characteristics and possible mechanisms controlling the onset of the widespread, low-level nocturnal stratiform clouds that formed during May–October 2006 over southern tropical West Africa are investigated using cloudiness ...

Jon M. Schrage; Andreas H. Fink

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Necessary optimality condition for Nonsmooth Switching Control ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 7, 2007 ... Abstract: This paper is concerned with a class optimal switching nonsmoth optimal control problem is considered. Both the switching instants ...

86

Dielectric liquid pulsed-power switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This disclosure identifies dielectric liquids for use as opening and closing switching media in pulsed power technology, and describes a dielectric-liquid-pulsed-power switch empolying flashlamps.

Christophorou, Loucas G. (Oak Ridge, TN); Faidas, Homer (Knoxville, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Place-exchange mechanism of Pt (111) oxidation/reduction as observed by synchrotron X-ray scattering  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Structural changes in the Pt(111) single crystal surface associated with incipient electrochemical oxidation/reduction were studied by {ital in}{ital situ} synchrotron x-ray reflectivity. It was shown that lifting of Pt atoms of the surface layer occurs, substantiating the long-standing hypothesis of a place-exchange mechanism for solution/metal interface oxidation. It was also shown that, for a charge transfer of {approx_lt}1.7 e{sup -}/Pt atom, the initially flat surface structure could be recovered by electrochemical reduction. In constrast, the surface was irreversibly roughened for amounts of charge transfer exceeding {approx}1.7 e{sup -}/Pt, but the roughening involved only the atoms in the top layer of the original flat surface. A detailed mechanism is proposed for the place-exchange mechanism and the subsequent roughening of the electrode surface.

You, H.; Nagy, Z.; Zurawski, D.J.; Chiarello, R.P.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Alarm toe switch. [Patent application  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An alarm toe switch inserted within a shoe for energizing an alarm circuit in a covert manner includes an insole mounting pad into which a miniature reed switch is fixedly molded. An elongated slot perpendicular to the reed switch is formed in the bottom surface of the mounting pad. A permanent cylindrical magnet positioned in the forward portion of the slot with a diameter greater than the pad thickness causes a bump above the pad. A foam rubber block is also positioned in the slot rearwardly of the magnet and holds the magnet in normal inoperative relation. A non-magnetic support plate covers the slot and holds the magnet and foam rubber in the slot. The plate minimizes bending and frictional forces to improve movement of the magnet for reliable switch activation. The bump occupies the knuckle space beneath the big toe. When the big toe is scrunched rearwardly the magnet is moved within the slot relative to the reed switch, thus magnetically activating the switch. When toe pressure is released the foam rubber block forces the magnet back into normal inoperative position to deactivate the reed switch.

Ganyard, F.P.

1980-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

89

LONG-TERM MONITORING OF MODE SWITCHING FOR PSR B0329+54  

SciTech Connect

The mode-switching phenomenon of PSR B0329+54 is investigated based on the long-term monitoring from 2003 September to 2009 April made with the Urumqi 25 m radio telescope at 1540 MHz. At that frequency, the change of relative intensity between the leading and trailing components is the predominant feature of mode switching. The intensity ratios between the leading and trailing components are measured for the individual profiles averaged over a few minutes. It is found that the ratios follow normal distributions, where the abnormal mode has a greater typical width than the normal mode, indicating that the abnormal mode is less stable than the normal mode. Our data show that 84.9% of the time for PSR B0329+54 was in the normal mode and 15.1% was in the abnormal mode. From the two passages of eight-day quasi-continuous observations in 2004, supplemented by the daily data observed with the 15 m telescope at 610 MHz at Jodrell Bank Observatory, the intrinsic distributions of mode timescales are constrained with the Bayesian inference method. It is found that the gamma distribution with the shape parameter slightly smaller than 1 is favored over the normal, log-normal, and Pareto distributions. The optimal scale parameters of the gamma distribution are 31.5 minutes for the abnormal mode and 154 minutes for the normal mode. The shape parameters have very similar values, i.e., 0.75{sup +0.22}{sub -0.17} for the normal mode and 0.84{sup +0.28}{sub -0.22} for the abnormal mode, indicating that the physical mechanisms in both modes may be the same. No long-term modulation of the relative intensity ratios was found for either mode, suggesting that the mode switching was stable. The intrinsic timescale distributions, constrained for this pulsar for the first time, provide valuable information to understand the physics of mode switching.

Chen, J. L.; Wang, N.; Liu, Z. Y.; Yuan, J. P. [Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, 150, Science-1 Street, Urumqi, Xinjiang, 830011 (China); Wang, H. G. [Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006 (China); Lyne, A. [University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank (United Kingdom); Jessner, A.; Kramer, M., E-mail: hgwang@gzhu.edu.cn [Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn 53121 (Germany)

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Formation Mechanisms of the Extreme High Surface Air Temperature of 40.9°C Observed in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Considerations of Dynamic Foehn and Foehnlike Wind  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A record-breaking high surface air temperature in Japan of 40.9°C was observed on 16 August 2007 in Kumagaya, located 60 km northwest of central Tokyo. In this study, the formation mechanisms of this extreme high temperature event are ...

Yuya Takane; Hiroyuki Kusaka

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Combination of Mesoscale and Synoptic Mechanisms for Triggering an Isolated Thunderstorm: Observational Case Study of CSIP IOP 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An isolated thunderstorm formed in the southern United Kingdom on 15 June 2005 and moved through the area where a large number of observational instruments were deployed as part of the Convective Storm Initiation Project. Earlier, a convergence ...

Cyril Morcrette; Humphrey Lean; Keith Browning; John Nicol; Nigel Roberts; Peter Clark; Andrew Russell; Alan Blyth

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Wide Bandgap Extrinsic Photoconductive Switches  

SciTech Connect

Photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS) have been investigated since the late 1970s. Some devices have been developed that withstand tens of kilovolts and others that switch hundreds of amperes. However, no single device has been developed that can reliably withstand both high voltage and switch high current. Yet, photoconductive switches still hold the promise of reliable high voltage and high current operation with subnanosecond risetimes. Particularly since good quality, bulk, single crystal, wide bandgap semiconductor materials have recently become available. In this chapter we will review the basic operation of PCSS devices, status of PCSS devices and properties of the wide bandgap semiconductors 4H-SiC, 6H-SiC and 2H-GaN.

Sullivan, J S

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

93

Switch LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Product Installer and distributor of small-scale solar passive, PV, fuel cell, and other distributed energy systems. References Switch LLC1 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase...

94

Switching stepsize strategies for PDIP  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Apr 11, 2009 ... Table (1) shows the truth-values of the three conditions on which our switches depend on. Our motivation is to activate a line search procedure ...

95

Field Operation Power Switching Safety  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Safety is of paramount consideration in all aspects of utility operations. Power switching operations, due to their variable nature, are susceptible to errors that can place utility workers at risk, lower system reliability or ability to respond to contingencies, increase customer outages, lower customer satisfactions, and reduce revenue. This report summarizes the results of analysis of utility data collected on human error in power switching operations and describes industry techniques used to reduce t...

1996-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

96

Pocket Guide: Preventing Switching Errors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are many conditions that are frequently identified as factors contributing to, if not directly causing, accidents and other unwanted events. These have come to be called "error-likely conditions." In 2010, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) published report 1020018, Error-Likely Situations in Power Switching. That report was the first large-scale effort to fill the knowledge gap in the area of error-likely situations in power switching, and it identified over 100 potentially error-likely ...

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

97

High PRF high current switch  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A triggerable, high voltage, high current, spark gap switch for use in pu power systems. The device comprises a pair of electrodes in a high pressure hydrogen environment that is triggered by introducing an arc between one electrode and a trigger pin. Unusually high repetition rates may be obtained by undervolting the switch, i.e., operating the trigger at voltages much below the self-breakdown voltage of the device.

Moran, Stuart L. (Fredericksburg, VA); Hutcherson, R. Kenneth (College Park, MD)

1990-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

98

Multiferroics for Photovoltaics and Multiferroics Switching and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nanostructured Magnetoelectrics & Multiferroics: Multiferroics for Photovoltaics and Multiferroics Switching and Domain Walls Program Organizers: Alain ...

99

C17: Voltage Impulse Induced Bistable Magnetization Switching and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Non-violate dynamic magnetization switch was also realized by voltage impulse ... Concentric Nanoparticles Embedded in Low Temperature Synthesized TiO2 Films .... F2: Development of the On-Line Mechanical Property Prediction System for ... Sintered Nd-Fe-B Magnets by Transmission Electron Microscopy Analysis.

100

Plasma flow switch experiment on Procyon  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results obtained from a series of plasma flow switch experiments done on the Procyon explosive pulse power generator. These experiments involved switching into a fixed inductance dummy load and also into a dynamic implosion load. The results indicated that the switch did fairly well at switching current into the load, but the results for the implosion are more ambiguous. The results are compared to calculations and the implications for future plasma flow switch work are discussed.

Benage, J.F. Jr.; Bowers, R.; Peterson, D. [and others

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Nonlinear mechanics of thermoreversibly associating dendrimer glasses  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We model the mechanics of associating trivalent dendrimer network glasses with a focus on their energy dissipation properties. Various combinations of sticky bond (SB) strength and kinetics are employed. The toughness (work-to-fracture) of these systems displays a surprising deformation-protocol dependence; different association parameters optimize different properties. In particular, "strong, slow" SBs optimize strength, while "weak, fast" SBs optimize ductility via self-healing during deformation. We relate these observations to breaking, reformation, and partner-switching of SBs during deformation. These studies point the way to creating associating-polymer network glasses with tailorable mechanical properties.

Arvind Srikanth; Robert S. Hoy; Berend C. Rinderspacher; Jan W. Andzelm

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

102

Observed physical processes in mechanical tests of PBX9501 and recomendations for experiments to explore a possible plasticity/damage threshold  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This memo discusses observations that have been made in regards to a series of monotonic and cyclic uniaxial experiments performed on PBX9501 by Darla Thompson under Enhanced Surveilance Campaign support. These observations discussed in Section Cyclic compression observations strongly suggest the presence of viscoelastic, plastic, and damage phenomena in the mechanical response of the material. In Secton Uniaxial data analysis and observations methods are discussed for separating out the viscoelastic effects. A crude application of those methods suggests the possibility of a critical stress below which plasticity and damage may be negligible. The threshold should be explored because if it exists it will be an important feature of any constitutive model. Additionally, if the threshold exists then modifications of experimental methods may be feasible which could potentially simplify future experiments or provide higher quality data from those experiments. A set of experiments to explore the threshold stress are proposed in Section Exploratory tests program for identifying threshold stress.

Buechler, Miles A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

103

OBSERVATION AND MECHANISM OF HYDRIDE IN ZIRCALOY-4 AND LOCAL HYDRIDE RE-ORIENTATION INDUCED BY HIGH PRESSURE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES  

SciTech Connect

Hydrided Zircaloy-4 samples were produced by a gas charging method to desired amounts of hydrogen. For low hydrogen content samples, the hydrided platelets appear elongated and needle-like, orientated in the circumferential direction. Mechanical testing was carried out by the ring compression method at various temperatures. Samples with higher hydrogen concentration resulted in lower strain before fracture and reduced maximum load. The trend between temperature and ductility was also very clear: increasing temperatures resulted in increased ductility of the hydrided cladding. A single through-wall crack was observed for a hydrided sample having very high hydrogen concentration under ring compression testing. For samples having lower hydrogen concentrations, the fracture surfaces traversed both circumferential and radial directions, and for which voids were observed near the hydrides. Mechanical tests to study hydride reorientation in these samples are under way, and the results will be reported in the near future.

Yan, Yong [ORNL; Blackwell, Andrew S [ORNL; Plummer, Lee K [ORNL; Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam [ORNL; Gorti, Sarma B [ORNL; Clarno, Kevin T [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Formation mechanism of linear friction welded Ti-6Al-4V alloy joint based on microstructure observation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The microstructure of the linear friction welded Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy joint was investigated by optical microscope, scanning electronic microscope and transmission electron microscope. Results show that the dynamic recovery and recrystallization resulting from the intensive plastic deformation and fast heating and cooling processes during linear friction welding account for the superfine {alpha} + {beta} grains in the weld center. Fine {alpha} grains distribute in the {beta} matrix or at the boundaries of {beta} grains. A mass of dislocations networks and metastructures present within the {alpha} and {beta} grains. - Research Highlights: {yields} TEM is employed in the analysis. {yields} The dynamic recovery is the main mechanism in thermal deformation of TC4. {yields} Superfine grains in the weld result from dynamic recovery and dynamic recrystallizaion, but the recrystallization is inadequate.

Ma Tiejun; Chen Tao, E-mail: ctwc-13@163.com; Li Wenya; Wang Shiwei; Yang Siqian

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

105

Design of a Command-Triggered Plasma Opening Switch for Terawatt Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Inductive energy storage systems can have high energy density, lending to smaller, less expensive systems. The crucial element of an inductive energy storage system is the opening switch. This switch must conduct current while energy is stored in an inductor, then open quickly to transfer this energy to a load. Plasma can perform this function. The Plasma Opening Switch (POS) has been studied for more than two decades. Success with the conventional plasma opening switch has been limited. A system designed to significantly improve the performance of vacuum opening switches is described in this paper. The gap cleared of plasma is a rough figure-of-merit for vacuum opening switches. Typical opened gaps of 3 mm are reported for conventional switches. The goal for the system described in this paper is more than 3 cm. To achieve this, the command-triggered POS adds an active opening mechanism, which allows complete separation of conduction and opening. This separation is advantageous because of the widely different time scales of conduction and opening. The detrimental process of magnetic field penetration into the plasma during conduction is less important in this switch. The opening mechanism duration is much shorter than the conduction time, so penetration during opening is insignificant. Opening is accomplished with a fast magnetic field that pushes plasma out of the switch region. Plasma must be removed from the switch region to allow high voltage. This paper describes some processes important during conduction and opening, and show calculations on the trigger requirements. The design of the switch is shown. This system is designed to demonstrate both improved performance and nanosecond output jitter at levels greater than one terawatt. An amplification mechanism is described which reduces the trigger energy. Particle-in-cell simulations of the system are also shown.

SAVAGE,MARK E.; MENDEL,C.W.; SEIDEL,DAVID B.

1999-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

106

Stochastic Switching Games and Duopolistic Competition in Emissions Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study optimal behavior of energy producers under a CO_2 emission abatement program. We focus on a two-player discrete-time model where each producer is sequentially optimizing her emission and production schedules. The game-theoretic aspect is captured through a reduced-form price-impact model for the CO_2 allowance price. Such duopolistic competition results in a new type of a non-zero-sum stochastic switching game on finite horizon. Existence of game Nash equilibria is established through generalization to randomized switching strategies. No uniqueness is possible and we therefore consider a variety of correlated equilibrium mechanisms. We prove existence of correlated equilibrium points in switching games and give a recursive description of equilibrium game values. A simulation-based algorithm to solve for the game values is constructed and a numerical example is presented.

Ludkovski, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Dielectric liquid pulsed-power switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This disclosure identifies dielectric liquids for use as opening and closing switching media in pulsed power technology, and describes a dielectric-liquid-pulsed-power switch employing flashlamps. 2 figs.

Christophorou, L.; Faidas, H.

1989-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

108

Definition: Remote Service Switch | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Service Switch Service Switch Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Remote Service Switch A power switch within a smart meter that allows a utility to turn electrical service to a residential customer premise on or off. The switch is remotely operated from the utility using the AMI communications infrastructure. This feature is limited to residential meters providing 200 amp service or less, and allows a utility to quickly switch service without having to roll a service truck. This can be particularly useful for reducing service time and associated costs for establishing or terminating services for move-ins/move-outs, or for switching off service for safety reasons.[1] Related Terms advanced metering infrastructure References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/remote_service_switch

109

Packet-Switched Optical Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, we present a platform design for packet-switched OTDM networks operating at ultrafast bit-rates for modern multiprocessor interconnects. The design is implemented in a prototype 8-node transparent shuffle network. The flow control in ... Keywords: Communication system interfaces, signalling, synchronization, clock and data recovery, PLLs

Ben Y. Yu; Paul Toliver; Robert J. Runser; Kung-Li Deng; Deyu Zhou; Ivan Glesk; Paul R. Prucnal

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Bohmian Mechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bohmian mechanics is a theory about point particles moving along trajectories. It has the property that in a world governed by Bohmian mechanics, observers see the same statistics for experimental results as predicted by quantum mechanics. Bohmian mechanics thus provides an explanation of quantum mechanics. Moreover, the Bohmian trajectories are defined in a non-conspiratorial way by a few simple laws.

Detlef Duerr; Sheldon Goldstein; Roderich Tumulka; Nino Zanghi

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

111

Switching Feeding Among Sound and Infected Prey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Here we investigate the switching feeding behavior of predators in the context of one single prey population

Ines S. Hotopp; Horst Malchow; Ezio Venturino

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Spark gap switch with spiral gas flow  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap switch having a contaminate removal system using an injected gas. An annular plate concentric with an electrode of the switch defines flow paths for the injected gas which form a strong spiral flow of the gas in the housing which is effective to remove contaminates from the switch surfaces. The gas along with the contaminates is exhausted from the housing through one of the ends of the switch.

Brucker, J.P.

1988-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

113

EPRI Power Switching Safety and Reliability Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability (SS&R) Project features 24 completed studies to date in seven broad subject areas: 1) switching process, 2) tools and technological aids used in the planning and execution of switching, 3) switching errors, 4) incident analysis and investigation, 5) management methods and processes, 6) training, and 7) definitions and terminology. This report presents the history and accomplishments of the SS&R project as well as the extent of penetration of its findings into uti...

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

114

Brief paper: Identification of switched Markov autoregressive eXogenous systems with hidden switching state  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Identification of the Switched Markov Autoregressive eXogenous (ARX) systems is considered in this paper. With a Markov chain model governing the evolution of the hidden switching state, a Switched Markov ARX System (SMARX) is formulated and a solution ... Keywords: Expectation-Maximization method, Hidden Markov model, Switched process, System identification

X. Jin; B. Huang

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Brief paper: Optimal switching instants for a switched-capacitor DC/DC power converter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider a switched-capacitor DC/DC power converter with variable switching instants. The determination of optimal switching instants giving low output ripple and strong load regulation is posed as a non-smooth dynamic optimization problem. By introducing ... Keywords: Control parametrization enhancing transform, Impulsive dynamical system, Power converter, Semi-infinite programming, Switched linear system

R. C. Loxton; K. L. Teo; V. Rehbock; W. K. Ling

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network linking a multi-processor or parallel processing system has a very low software processing overhead in order to accommodate random burst of high density data. Associated with each processor is a communication switch. A data source and a data destination, a sensor suite or robot for example, may also be associated with a switch. The configuration of the switches in the network are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multi-processor network: data acquisition, data processing, and data exchange. The master processor node passes information on the state to be assumed by each switch to the processor node associated with the switch. The processor node then operates a series of multi-state switches internal to each communication switch. The communication switch does not parse and interpret communication protocol and message routing information. During a data acquisition phase, the communication switch couples sensors producing data to the processor node associated with the switch, to a downlink destination on the communications network, or to both. It also may couple an uplink data source to its processor node. During the data exchange phase, the switch couples its processor node or an uplink data source to a downlink destination (which may include a processor node or a robot), or couples an uplink source to its processor node and its processor node to a downlink destination.

Crosette, Dario B. (DeSoto, TX)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

A switch level fault simulation environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a fault simulation environment which accepts pure switch level or mixed switch/RT level descriptions of the design under test. Switch level fault injection strategies for the stuck-at, transition and logic bridge models are presented. ...

V. Krishnaswamy; J. Casas; T. Tetzlaff

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network linking a multi-processor or parallel processing system has a very low software processing overhead in order to accommodate random burst of high density data. Associated with each processor is a communication switch. A data source and a data destination, a sensor suite or robot for example, may also be associated with a switch. The configuration of the switches in the network are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multi-processor network: data acquisition, data processing, and data exchange. The master processor node passes information on the state to be assumed by each switch to the processor node associated with the switch. The processor node then operates a series of multi-state switches internal to each communication switch. The communication switch does not parse and interpret communication protocol and message routing information. During a data acquisition phase, the communication switch couples sensors producing data to the processor node associated with the switch, to a downlink destination on the communications network, or to both. It also may couple an uplink data source to its processor node. During the data exchange phase, the switch couples its processor node or an uplink data source to a downlink destination (which may include a processor node or a robot), or couples an uplink source to its processor node and its processor node to a downlink destination. 9 figs.

Crosette, D.B.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

119

Stability analysis of switched linear singular systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the stability analysis problem for switched linear continuous-time singular systems. First, based on the equivalent dynamics decomposition form, a refined description for state jumps of the switched singular system is presented, ... Keywords: Average dwell time, Exponential stability, State jumps, Switched singular systems

Lei Zhou, Daniel W. C. Ho, Guisheng Zhai

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Industry-Wide Error Rate Database in Power Switching: Switching Practices Survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a survey that was conducted in 2013 to collect data on utility practices in operational power switching and on rates of switching errors. Over the years, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Switching Safety and Reliability (SS&R) project has developed two previous estimates of switching errors. These estimates were derived as part of research reported in the 1996 EPRI report Field Operation Power Switching Safety (TR-106465) and in the 2000 EPRI report ...

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Secure videoconferencing equipment switching system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A switching system and method are provided to facilitate use of videoconference facilities over a plurality of security levels. The system includes a switch coupled to a plurality of codecs and communication networks. Audio/Visual peripheral components are connected to the switch. The switch couples control and data signals between the Audio/Visual peripheral components and one but nor both of the plurality of codecs. The switch additionally couples communication networks of the appropriate security level to each of the codecs. In this manner, a videoconferencing facility is provided for use on both secure and non-secure networks.

Hansen, Michael E. (Livermore, CA)

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

122

Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

123

New Details of Ferroelectric Switching  

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New Details of Ferroelectric Switching New Details of Ferroelectric Switching All of our current information technology relies on devices that process information as binary ones and zeroes. Ferroelectric materials are of special interest to developers of the next generation of such devices because they exhibit polarized electronic states that can represent bits of information. Moreover, these materials retain their polarization states without consuming electrical power, making ferroelectrics the subject of intense study for nonvolatile memory applications in which data is stored even when the power is turned off. One problem, however, is polarization fatigue: after a number of cycles, the switchable polarization begins to taper off, rendering the device unusable. Recently, a team of researchers

124

Stable nonlinear Mach-Zehnder fiber switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An all-optical fiber switch is implemented within a short Mach-Zehnder interferometer configuration. The Mach-Zehnder switch is constructed to have a high temperature stability so as to minimize temperature gradients and other thermal effects which result in undesirable instability at the output of the switch. The Mach-Zehnder switch of the preferred embodiment is advantageously less than 2 cm in length between couplers to be sufficiently short to be thermally stable, and full switching is accomplished by heavily doping one or both of the arms between the couplers so as to provide a highly nonlinear region within one or both of the arms. A pump input source is used to affect the propagation characteristics of one of the arms to control the output coupling ratio of the switch. Because of the high nonlinearity of the pump input arm, low pump powers can be used, thereby alleviating difficulties and high cost associated with high pump input powers.

Digonnet, Michel J. F. (Palo Alto, CA); Shaw, H. John (Palo Alto, CA); Pantell, Richard H. (Menlo Park, CA); Sadowski, Robert W. (Camp Doha, KW)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

A magnetically switched kicker for proton extraction  

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The application of magnetic current amplification and switching techniques to the generation of precise high current pulses for switching magnets is described. The square loop characteristic of Metglas tape wound cores at high excitation levels provides excellent switching characteristics for microsecond pulses. The rugged and passive nature of this type pulser makes it possible to locate the final stages of amplification at the load for maximum efficiency. 12 refs., 8 figs.

Dinkel, J.; Biggs, J.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Optical switching system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optically bistable device is disclosed. The device includes a uniformly thick layer of amorphous silicon to constitute a Fabry-Perot chamber positioned to provide a target area for a probe beam. The probe beam has a maximum energy less than the energy band gap of the amorphous semiconductor. In a preferred embodiment, a multilayer dielectric mirror is positioned on the Fabry-Perot chamber to increase the finesse of switching of the device. The index of refraction of the amorphous material is thermally altered to alter the transmission of the probe beam.

Ranganathan, Radha (N. Tonawanda, NY); Gal, Michael (Engadine, AU); Taylor, P. Craig (Salt Lake City, UT)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

SWITCHING TRANSMITTER POSITIONING OF SYNCHROS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transformer apparatus is designed for effecting the step positioning of synchro motors. The apparatus is provided with ganged switches and pre- selected contacts to permit the units and tens selection of the desired angular position for the synchro motor rotor with only the movement of two selector knobs required. With the selection thus made, the appropriate pre-selected signal is delivered to the synchro motor for positioning the rotor of the latter as selected. The transformer apparatus is divided into smaller arrangements to conform with coraputed trigonometric relations which will give the desired results. (AEC)

Wolff, H.

1962-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

128

Microwave-triggered laser switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-repetition rate switch is described for delivering short duration, high-powered electrical pulses from a pulsed-charged dc power supply. The present invention utilizes a microwave-generating device such as a magnetron that is capable of producing high-power pulses at high-pulse repetition rates and fast-pulse risetimes for long periods with high reliability. The rail-gap electrodes provide a large surface area that reduces induction effects and minimizes electrode erosion. Additionally, breakdown is initiated in a continuous geometric fashion that also increases operating lifetime of the device.

Piltch, M.S.

1982-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

129

Microwave-triggered laser switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-repetition rate switch for delivering short duration, high-power electrical pulses from a pulsed-charged dc power supply. The present invention utilizes a microwave-generating device such as a magnetron that is capable of producing high-power pulses at high-pulse repetition rates and fast-pulse risetimes for long periods with high reliability. The rail-gap electrodes provide a large surface area that reduces induction effects and minimizes electrode erosion. Additionally, breakdown is initiated in a continuous geometric fashion that also increases operating lifetime of the device.

Piltch, Martin S. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Atomic Collapse Observed  

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Collapse State Observed Aided by Simulations, Scientists Observe Atomic Collapse State Quantum Mechanics Prediction Confirmed in Graphene Using NERSC's Hopper April 26, 2013 |...

131

The Science of the Speedy Switch  

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the tiny but mighty onoff switch that makes up the core of everything from massive exascale computers to mobile electronic devices. Since silicon transistors are approaching...

132

Multi-megavolt low jitter multistage switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

It is one object of the present invention to provide a multistage switch capable of holding off numerous megavolts, until triggered, from a particle beam accelerator of the type used for inertial confinement fusion. The invention provides a multistage switch having low timing jitter and capable of producing multiple spark channels for spreading current over a wider area to reduce electrode damage and increase switch lifetime. The switch has fairly uniform electric fields and a short spark gap for laser triggering and is engineered to prevent insulator breakdowns.

Humphreys, D.R.; Penn, K.J. Jr.

1985-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

133

Rail-gap switch modifications and test data for the Atlas capacitor bank  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Atlas is a facility being designed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to perform high energy-density experiments in support of weapons-physics and basic-research programs. The capacitor bank design consists of a 36-MJ array of 240-kV Marx modules. The system is designed to deliver a peak current of 45- to 50-MA with a 4- to 5-us risetime. Evaluation, testing and qualification of key components of the Marx module are being conducted. One key element of the Marx module is the low inductance, high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer spark-gap switch needed for this application, 304 of which will be used in the Atlas capacitor bank. Because of the Marx module configuration, overall system inductance requirements and the need for a triggered switch, the design team initially selected the Maxwell Technologies railgap switch. The switch has been used in other high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer applications and would meet the Atlas facility requirements with some modifications. Testing of the Maxwell rail-gap switch under expected Atlas conditions is in progress. For the Atlas application, the rail-gap switch required some mechanical design modifications, which are discussed. Maxwell provided to modified switches for testing and evaluation. Results of this testing, before and after modifications, and inherent maintenance improvements to meet overall system reliability will be discussed.

Lopez, E.A.; Bennett, G.A.; Bartsch, R.R. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

High-explosive driven crowbar switch  

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The disclosure relates to a compact explosive driven switch for use as a low resistance, low inductance crowbar switch. A high-explosive charge extrudes a deformable conductive metallic plate through a polyethylene insulating layer to achieve a hard current contact with a supportive annular conductor.

Dike, Robert S. (Los Alamos, NM); Kewish, Jr., Ralph W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1976-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

135

Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Gas mixtures for use in spark gap closing switches comprised of fluorocarbons and low molecular weight, inert buffer gases. To this can be added a third gas having a low ionization potential relative to the buffer gas. The gas mixtures presented possess properties that optimized the efficiency spark gap closing switches. 6 figs.

Christophorou, L.G.; McCorkle, D.L.; Hunter, S.R.

1987-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

136

Analysis of FPGA/FPIC switch modules  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Switch modules are the most important component of the routing resources in FPGAs/FPICs. Previous works have shown that switch modules with higher routability result in better area performance for practical applications. We consider in this paper an ... Keywords: Computer-aided design of VLSI, FPGA, FPIC, layout, synthesis

Yao-Wen Chang; Kai Zhu; Guang-Ming Wu; D. F. Wong; C. K. Wong

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Design issues for mixed media packet switching networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present some of the important design issues for packet switching networks with both satellite and terrestrial components---which we call mixed media packet switching networks. Satellite packet switching has considerable promise ...

D. Huynh; H. Kobayashi; F. F. Kuo

1976-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

An efficient multi-channel wireless switching system  

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the scheduling operation in wireless switching systems. Thefor the local operation between a wireless switch port andoperations in interference-rich multi-channel wireless

Shim, Jaewook

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

A Quantum Biological Switch Based on Superradiance Transitions  

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A linear chain of connected electron sites with two asymmetric sinks, one attached to each end, is used as a simple model of quantum electron transfer in photosynthetic bio-complexes. For a symmetric initial population in the middle of the chain, it is expected that electron transfer is mainly directed towards the strongest coupled sink. However, we show that quantum effects radically change this intuitive "classical" mechanism, so that electron transfer can occur through the weaker coupled sink with maximal efficiency. Using this capability, we show how to design a quantum switch that can transfer an electron to the left or right branch of the chain, by changing the coupling to the sinks. The operational principles of this quantum device can be understood in terms of superradiance transitions and subradiant states. This switching, being a pure quantum effect, can be used as a witness of wave--like behaviour of excitations in molecular chains. When realistic data are used for the photosystem II reaction center, this quantum biological switch is shown to retain its reliability, even at room temperature.

D. Ferrari; G. L. Celardo; G. P. Berman; R. T. Sayre; F. Borgonovi

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

140

Fuel Switching Strategies for the 1990s  

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Prices of petroleum fuels and natural gas are predicted to rise in the 1990's, due to a number of global factor including supplies, demands and environmental pressure. Environmental regulatory initiatives will force the use of cleaner fuels. Excess butane in summer resulting from lowered gasoline volatility and various increasing supply factors will create fuel purchasing opportunities. It was found that in-place propane switching capability among manufacturers could be adapted to absorb all the excess butane. Economics and risks of acquiring and storing spot-market butane as a strategic switching fuel are explored. Other fuel switching concepts are also considered.

Cascone, R.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Single Molecule Switches and Molecular Self-Assembly: Low Temperature STM Investigations and Manipulations  

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This dissertation is devoted to single molecule investigations and manipulations of two porphyrin-based molecules, chlorophyll-a and Co-popphyrin. The molecules are absorbed on metallic substrates and studied at low temperatures using a scanning tunneling microscope. The electronic, structural and mechanical properties of the molecules are investigated in detail with atomic level precision. Chlorophyll-a is the key ingredient in photosynthesis processes while Co-porphyrin is a magnetic molecule that represents the recent emerging field of molecular spintronics. Using the scanning tunneling microscope tip and the substrate as electrodes, and the molecules as active ingredients, single molecule switches made of these two molecules are demonstrated. The first switch, a multiple and reversible mechanical switch, is realized by using chlorophyll-a where the energy transfer of a single tunneling electron is used to rotate a C-C bond of the molecule's tail on a Au(111) surface. Here, the det

Iancu, Violeta

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Mercury switch with non-wettable electrodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mercury switch device comprising a pool of mercury and a plurality of electrical contacts made of or coated with a non-wettable material such as titanium diboride.

Karnowsky, M.M.; Yost, F.G.

1986-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

143

Mercury switch with non-wettable electrodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mercury switch device comprising a pool of mercury and a plurality of electrical contacts made of or coated with a non-wettable material such as titanium diboride.

Karnowsky, Maurice M. (Albulquerque, NM); Yost, Frederick G. (Carlsbad, NM)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

A multiple secretary problem with switch costs  

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In this thesis, we utilize probabilistic reasoning and simulation methods to determine the optimal selection rule for the secretary problem with switch costs, in which a known number of applicants appear sequentially in a ...

Ding, Jiachuan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Delayed switching applied to memristor neural networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Magnetic flux and electric charge are linked in a memristor. We reported recently that a memristor has a peculiar effect in which the switching takes place with a time delay because a memristor possesses a certain inertia. This effect was named the ''delayed switching effect.'' In this work, we elaborate on the importance of delayed switching in a brain-like computer using memristor neural networks. The effect is used to control the switching of a memristor synapse between two neurons that fire together (the Hebbian rule). A theoretical formula is found, and the design is verified by a simulation. We have also built an experimental setup consisting of electronic memristive synapses and electronic neurons.

Wang, Frank Z.; Yang Xiao; Lim Guan [Future Computing Group, School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury (United Kingdom); Helian Na [School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (United Kingdom); Wu Sining [Xyratex, Havant (United Kingdom); Guo Yike [Department of Computing, Imperial College, London (United Kingdom); Rashid, Md Mamunur [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Data Link Switching Client Access Protocol  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This memo describes the Data Link Switching Client Access Protocol that is used between workstations and routers to transport SNA/ NetBIOS traffic over TCP sessions. Any questions or comments should be sent to dcap@cisco.com.

S. Chiang; J. Lee; H. Yasuda

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Utility Documentation of Switching and Clearance Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report builds on previous research, notably EPRI Report 1013109 Study of Outage Request Switching and Clearance Forms, and examines the documentation that specifies how utility personnel are expected to perform switching tagging and clearance activities. Materials were collected from some 20 utilities and were analyzed to evaluate characteristics of the documents related to ease of use and effective presentation of information. The research also examines completeness and the level of detail of the i...

2006-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

148

Generic Terminology Versus Specific Jargon in Power System Switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update report summarizes work performed in 2008 on the "Generic Terminology versus Specific Jargon in Power System Switching" task conducted by the EPRI Power Switching and Reliability project. Previous work was documented in reports 1013915 and 1012374. Research indicates that use of jargon or unfamiliar terms in power switching can result in switching errors, hazardous situations, and unintended power outages.

2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

149

Evaluation of hardware and software schedulers for embedded switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-speed packet switches become increasingly important to embedded systems because they provide multiple parallel data paths necessary in emerging systems such as embedded multiprocessors, multiprotocol communication processors, and so on. The most ... Keywords: ATM switches, embedded switches, embedded systems, packet switches, scheduling

Dimitrios N. Serpanos; Poluxeni Mountrouidou; Maria Gamvrili

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Final Results from the High-Current, High-Action Closing Switch Test Program at Sandia National Laboratories  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We tested a variety of high-current closing switches for lifetime and reliability on a dedicated 2 MJ, 500 kA capacitor bank facility at Sandia National Laboratories. Our interest was a switch capable of one shot every few minutes, switching a critically damped, DC-charged 6.2 mF bank at 24 kV, with a peak current of 500 kA. The desired lifetime is 24 thousand shots. Typical of high-energy systems, particularly multi-module systems, the primary parameters of interest related to the switch are: (1) reliability, meaning absence of both pre-fires and no-fires, (2) total switch lifetime or number of shots between maintenance, and (3) cost. Cost was given lower priority at this evaluation stage because there are great uncertainties in estimating higher-quantity prices of these devices, most of which have been supplied before in only small quantities. The categories of switches tested are vacuum discharge, high-pressure discharge, and solid-state. Each group varies in terms of triggering ease, ease of maintenance, and tolerance to faults such as excess current and current reversal. We tested at least two variations of each technology group. The total number of shots on the switch test facility is about 50 thousand. We will present the results from the switch testing. The observed lifetime of different switches varied greatly: the shortest life was one shot; one device was still operating after six thousand shots. On several switches we measured the voltage drop during conduction and calculated energy dissipated in the switch; we will show these data also.

Savage, M.E.

1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

151

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on AddThis.com...

152

Solid-State Transfer Switch Technology and Application Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Static transfer switches are used to switch between multiple voltage sources. Most legacy transfer switches typically use electromechanical devices, and some use thyristors. The advent of advanced high-voltage power semiconductors has allowed the realization of solid-state transfer switches (SSTS) that can seamlessly transfer between switches to provide high-quality uninterrupted power. Although a few legacy applications have been reported, SSTS could have an important role to play in alternating-current...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

153

ii LAN Switch Security What Hackers Know About Your Switches  

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All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. Printed in the United States of America

Eric Vyncke; Christopher Paggen; Ccie No; Cisco Press; Eric Vyncke; Christopher Paggen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Mechanisms of Meridional Teleconnection Observed between a Summer Monsoon System and a Subtropical Anticyclone. Part I: The Pacific–Japan Pattern  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Summertime atmospheric circulation over the midlatitude western North Pacific (WNP) is influenced by anomalous convective activity near the Philippines. This meridional teleconnection, observed in monthly anomalies and known as the Pacific–Japan (...

Yu Kosaka; Hisashi Nakamura

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Photonic switching devices based on semiconductor nanostructures  

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Squeezing and guiding light into semiconductor nanostructures delivers revolutionary concepts of photonic devices, which may offer a practical pathway towards power-efficient optical networks. In this review, we consider photonic switches using semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and photonic cavities. By intuitively introducing in a field enhancement factor, the optical nonlinearity of nano-photonic switches can be understood and this has shown their unique features to dramatically improve the power-density/speed limitation that has lain in conventional photonic switches for decades. In addition, the power consumption has been reduced due to the atom-like characterization of QDs as well as the nano-size footprint of photonic cavities. Based on this theoretical perspective, the current progress of QD/cavity switches is reviewed in terms of various optical nonlinearities which have been employed to demonstrate photonic switching at the nanoscale. Emerging functionalities enabled by cavity nonlinear effects such as the wavelength tuning and Purcell-factor tuning have been further introduced.

Chao-Yuan Jin; Osamu Wada

2013-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

156

High speed transfer switch with 50 kA and 50 kV  

SciTech Connect

This paper gives the mechanical design and electrical parameters of a pneumatically operated transfer switch. This design is used to switch 3-second 50-kA current pulses, and is easily capable of 75 kA operation (2 {times} 10{sup 10} I{sup 2}t); with water-cooled versions capable of 20 kA continuously. Although the switch is not specifically designed to make or break 50 kA, it is provided with auxiliary Elkonite arcing contacts have proven their value in protecting the main electrodes even under repetitive (50 kA) fault conditions. Included in this presentation will be the results of extensive life testing and associated criteria. 6 figs., 1 tab.

Reass, W.A.; Kasik, R.J.; Wilds, W.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Magnetic switch for reactor control rod. [LMFBR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetic reed switch assembly is described for activating an electromagnetic grapple utilized to hold a control rod in position above a reactor core. In normal operation the magnetic field of a permanent magnet is short-circuited by a magnetic shunt, diverting the magnetic field away from the reed switch. The magnetic shunt is made of a material having a Curie-point at the desired release temperature. Above that temperature the material loses its ferromagnetic properties, and the magnetic path is diverted to the reed switch which closes and short-circuits the control circuit for the control rod electro-magnetic grapple which allows the control rod to drop into the reactor core for controlling the reactivity of the core.

Germer, J.H.

1982-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

158

Communication switch for serial and parallel network  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This is a communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network, linking a multiprocessor or parallel processing system. It has a very low software processing overhead and accommodates random burst of high density data. Each processor has a communication switch which may have a data source, data destination, sensor or a robot associated with it. The configuration of the switches are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multiprocessor network:data acquisition, data processing and data exchange. The communication system design maximizes data routing while maintaining data integrity which is achieved through the reduction of communication protocol overhead and amplification of signals.

Crosetto, D.B.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Magnetic switch for reactor control rod  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetic reed switch assembly for activating an electromagnetic grapple utilized to hold a control rod in position above a reactor core. In normal operation the magnetic field of a permanent magnet is short-circuited by a magnetic shunt, diverting the magnetic field away from the reed switch. The magnetic shunt is made of a material having a Curie-point at the desired release temperature. Above that temperature the material loses its ferromagnetic properties, and the magnetic path is diverted to the reed switch which closes and short-circuits the control circuit for the control rod electromagnetic grapple which allows the control rod to drop into the reactor core for controlling the reactivity of the core.

Germer, John H. (San Jose, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

A knowledge-based approach to optimize switching in substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic sequence switching has been an important pursuit in the field of substation automation. This paper presents an intelligent approach to optimize switching sequences in electric substations. This paper starts with a presentation of the optimal sequence switching problem. It then suggests a knowledge-based model of a substation switch network organized in a tri-level hierarchical structure, and a set of basic techniques suitable for the general task of network re-organization. An intelligent optimal sequence switching strategy for substations based on modelling techniques is presented. An expert system in PROLOG used to formalize the sequence of switching operations and an application in substations is described.

Zhang, Z.Z.; Hope, G.S.; Malik, O.P. (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Calgary (CA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Manufacturing fuel-switching capability, 1988  

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Historically, about one-third of all energy consumed in the United States has been used by manufacturers. About one-quarter of manufacturing energy is used as feedstocks and raw material inputs that are converted into nonenergy products; the remainder is used for its energy content. During 1988, the most recent year for which data are available, manufacturers consumed 15.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy to produce heat and power and to generate electricity. The manufacturing sector also has widespread capabilities to switch from one fuel to another for either economic or emergency reasons. There are numerous ways to define fuel switching. For the purposes of the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS), fuel switching is defined as the capability to substitute one energy source for another within 30 days with no significant modifications to the fuel-consuming equipment, while keeping production constant. Fuel-switching capability allows manufacturers substantial flexibility in choosing their mix of energy sources. The consumption of a given energy source can be maximized if all possible switching into that energy source takes place. The estimates in this report are based on data collected on the 1988 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS), Forms 846 (A through C). The EIA conducts this national sample survey of manufacturing energy consumption on a triennial basis. The MECS is the only comprehensive source of national-level data on energy-related information for the manufacturing industries. The MECS was first conducted in 1986 to collect data for 1985. This report presents information on the fuel-switching capabilities of manufacturers in 1988. This report is the second of a series based on the 1988 MECS. 8 figs., 31 tabs.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Optically triggered high voltage switch network and method for switching a high voltage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optically triggered solid state switch and method for switching a high voltage electrical current. A plurality of solid state switches (350) are connected in series for controlling electrical current flow between a compensation capacitor (112) and ground in a reactive power compensator (50, 50') that monitors the voltage and current flowing through each of three distribution lines (52a, 52b and 52c), which are supplying three-phase power to one or more inductive loads. An optical transmitter (100) controlled by the reactive power compensation system produces light pulses that are conveyed over optical fibers (102) to a switch driver (110') that includes a plurality of series connected optical triger circuits (288). Each of the optical trigger circuits controls a pair of the solid state switches and includes a plurality of series connected resistors (294, 326, 330, and 334) that equalize or balance the potential across the plurality of trigger circuits. The trigger circuits are connected to one of the distribution lines through a trigger capacitor (340). In each switch driver, the light signals activate a phototransistor (300) so that an electrical current flows from one of the energy reservoir capacitors through a pulse transformer (306) in the trigger circuit, producing gate signals that turn on the pair of serially connected solid state switches (350).

El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A. (Renton, WA); Andexler, George (Everett, WA); Silberkleit, Lee I. (Mountlake Terrace, WA)

1993-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

163

EPRI Power Switching Safety and Reliability Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents brief descriptions of the publications of the EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability (SS&R) Project and of the presentations at the annual EPRI SS&R Conferences from 1996 (the year of the projects inception) until 2010. The SS&R Project was initiated in 1996. Its purpose was to analyze switching errors and related incidents and to determine effective ways of limiting their occurrence. At the 1997 EPRI SS&R Conference, it became clear to EPRI and to the participants that there was a ne...

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

164

Magnetic field switching in parallel quantum dots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that the Coulomb blockade in parallel dots pierced by magnetic flux $\\Phi$ completely blocks the resonant current for any value of $\\Phi$ except for integer multiples of the flux quantum $\\Phi_0$. This non-analytic (switching) dependence of the current on $\\Phi$ arises only when the dot states that carry the current are of the same energy. The time needed to reach the steady state, however, diverges when $\\Phi\\to n\\Phi_0$. This current switch effect can find application in nano-circuit devices.

Li, Feng; Zhang, Wei-Min; Gurvitz, S A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Solid-State Transfer Switch Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's multi-function Solid-State Switchgear System (4-S) will be a first-generation power-electronics replacement for conventional distribution switchgear. A key component of the system is the S-GTO based Static Transfer Switch (SSTS), an intelligent power-electronics device (IED) for Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA). This switch is a multi-functional, high performance, compact, high reliability cost-effective device. It utilizes the 2007 R&D100 Award winning S-GTO power-electronics devices, the l...

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

166

Overhead elimination mechanisms in real-time systems  

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The OEM (Overhead Elimination Mechanism), a scheduler for finding minimal overheads with reduced context switches in real-time systems, was developed using procedural methods. Software produced by these methods has often proven to be inflexible and difficult ... Keywords: Real-time scheduling, context switches, object-oriented, procedural, rate monotonic algorithm

Ilhyun Lee; Haesun K. Lee; Narayan Debnath

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Fundamental science investigations to develop a 6-MV laser triggered gas switch for ZR: first annual report.  

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In October 2005, an intensive three-year Laser Triggered Gas Switch (LTGS) development program was initiated to investigate and solve observed performance and reliability issues with the LTGS for ZR. The approach taken has been one of mission-focused research: to revisit and reassess the design, to establish a fundamental understanding of LTGS operation and failure modes, and to test evolving operational hypotheses. This effort is aimed toward deploying an initial switch for ZR in 2007, on supporting rolling upgrades to ZR as the technology can be developed, and to prepare with scientific understanding for the even higher voltage switches anticipated needed for future high-yield accelerators. The ZR LTGS was identified as a potential area of concern quite early, but since initial assessments performed on a simplified Switch Test Bed (STB) at 5 MV showed 300-shot lifetimes on multiple switch builds, this component was judged acceptable. When the Z{sub 20} engineering module was brought online in October 2003 frequent flashovers of the plastic switch envelope were observed at the increased stresses required to compensate for the programmatically increased ZR load inductance. As of October 2006, there have been 1423 Z{sub 20} shots assessing a variety of LTGS designs. Numerous incremental and fundamental switch design modifications have been investigated. As we continue to investigate the LTGS, the basic science of plastic surface tracking, laser triggering, cascade breakdown, and optics degradation remain high-priority mission-focused research topics. Significant progress has been made and, while the switch does not yet achieve design requirements, we are on the path to develop successively better switches for rolling upgrade improvements to ZR. This report summarizes the work performed in FY 2006 by the large team. A high-level summary is followed by detailed individual topical reports.

Warne, Larry Kevin; Van Den Avyle, James A.; Lehr, Jane Marie; Rose, David (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krompholz, Hermann G. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Vela, Russell (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Timoshkin, Igor (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Woodworth, Joseph Ray; Prestwich, Kenneth Randel (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krile, John (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Given, Martin (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); McKee, G. Randall; Rosenthal, Stephen Edgar; Struve, Kenneth William; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Benwell, Andrew L. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Kovaleski, Scott (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); LeChien, Keith, R.; Johnson, David (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Fouracre, R.A. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Yeckel, Chris (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Miller, A. R. (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Hodge, Keith Conquest (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Pasik, Michael Francis; Savage, Mark Edward; Maenchen, John Eric; Curry, Randy D. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Feltz, Greg (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Bliss, David Emery; MacGregor, Scott (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Corley, J. P. (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Anaya, Victor (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Wallace, Zachariah (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Thoma, Carsten (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Neuber, Andreas. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Carbon nano-relays for low power switching  

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In this thesis two unique carbon based nanoelectromechanical switches or carbon nano-relays are demonstrated as a toolkit for investigating NEMs based low power switching. The first is a vertical carbon nano-relay, consisting ...

Milaninia, Kaveh Mehdi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

A zero-crossing switched-capacitor filter design  

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Design of switched capacitor circuits in scaled CMOS technologies is becoming difficult because of low device intrinsic gain and reduced power supply voltage. To solve these problems, comparator-based switched-capacitor ...

Lee, Sungah

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

A thermodynamic switch for chromosome colocalization  

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A general model for the early recognition and colocalization of homologous DNA sequences is proposed. We show, on a thermodynamic ground, how the distance between two homologous DNA sequences is spontaneously regulated by the concentration and affinity of diffusible mediators binding them, which act as a switch between two phases corresponding to independence or colocalization of pairing regions.

M. Nicodemi; B. Panning; A. Prisco

2008-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

171

Switching rates of multi-step reactions  

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We consider a switching rate of a meta-stable reaction scheme, which includes reactions with arbitrary steps, e.g. $kA\\to(k+r)A$. Employing WKB approximation, controlled by a large system size, we evaluate both the exponent and the pre-exponential factor for the rate. The results are illustrated on a number of examples.

Escudero, Carlos

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Isolated and soft-switched power converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An isolated and soft-switched power converter is used for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion. The power converter includes two resonant tank circuits coupled back-to-back through an isolation transformer. Each resonant tank circuit includes a pair of resonant capacitors connected in series as a resonant leg, a pair of tank capacitors connected in series as a tank leg, and a pair of switching devices with anti-parallel clamping diodes coupled in series as resonant switches and clamping devices for the resonant leg. The power converter is well suited for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion applications in which high-voltage isolation, DC to DC voltage boost, bidirectional power flow, and a minimal number of conventional switching components are important design objectives. For example, the power converter is especially well suited to electric vehicle applications and load-side electric generation and storage systems, and other applications in which these objectives are important. The power converter may be used for many different applications, including electric vehicles, hybrid combustion/electric vehicles, fuel-cell powered vehicles with low-voltage starting, remote power sources utilizing low-voltage DC power sources, such as photovoltaics and others, electric power backup systems, and load-side electric storage and generation systems.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Knoxville, TN); Adams, Donald Joe (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Fast Switching Ferroelectric Materials for Accelerator Applications  

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Fast switching (<10 nsec) measurement results on the recently developed BST(M) (barium strontium titanium oxide composition with magnesium-based additions) ferroelectric materials are presented. These materials can be used as the basis for new advanced technology components suitable for high-gradient accelerators. A ferroelectric ceramic has an electric field-dependent dielectric permittivity that can be altered by applying a bias voltage. Ferroelectric materials offer significant benefits for linear collider applications, in particular, for switching and control elements where a very short response time of <10 nsec is required. The measurement results presented here show that the new BST(M) ceramic exhibits a high tunability factor: a bias field of 40-50 kV/cm reduces the permittivity by a factor of 1.3-1.5. The recently developed technology of gold biasing contact deposition on large diameter (110 cm) thin wall ferroelectric rings allowed {approx}few nsec switching times in witness sample experiments. The ferroelectric rings can be used at high pulsed power (tens of megawatts) for X-band components as well as at high average power in the range of a few kilowatts for the L-band phase-shifter, under development for optimization of the ILC rf coupling. Accelerator applications include fast active X-band and Ka-band high-power ferroelectric switches, high-power X-band and L-band phase shifters, and tunable dielectric-loaded accelerating structures.

Kanareykin, A.; Schoessow, P. [Euclid Techlabs LLC, Solon, OH 44139 (United States); Nenasheva, E. [Ceramics Co. Ltd, St.Petersburg 194223 (Russian Federation); Yakovlev, V. [Omega-P Inc., New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Dedyk, A.; Karmanenko, S.; Kozyrev, A.; Osadchy, V.; Kosmin, D.; Semenov, A. [St. Petersburg Electrical Engineering University, St. Petersburg 197376 (Russian Federation)

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

174

Google Earth Tip Sheet Switch between  

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Google Earth Tip Sheet Hide/Show Sidebar Add Placemark Add Polygon Add Path Add Image Overlay Show/Hide Ruler Show Sunlight Switch between Sky and Earth Email Print View in Google Maps Drag to rotate the view item Stop TourTransparency slider Google Earth User Interface New Placemark Dialog Box Name will appear

Smith-Konter, Bridget

175

Optically initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved photoconductive switch having a SiC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA); Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Sanders; David M. (Livermore, CA)

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

176

EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability Reference Book: First Edition  

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Switching operations in electric power systems must be performed safely to avoid injury to the workers who perform the operations and to minimize the possibility of unscheduled outages or equipment damage due to erroneous switching.This report is the first edition of the EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability Reference Book. The book, known as the “Black Book,” joins the EPRI Color Book series of reference materials. Additional chapters of the EPRI Switching ...

2013-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

177

Ultimate fast optical switching of a microcavity in the telecom wavelength range  

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We have studied a GaAs-AlAs microcavity with a resonance near 1300 nm in the telecom range by ultrafast pump-probe reflectivity. By the judicious choice of pump frequency, we observe a ultimate fast and reversible decrease of the resonance frequency by more than half a linewidth due to the instantaneous electronic Kerr eff?ect. The switch-on and switch-off? of the cavity is only limited by the cavity storage time of ?tcav = 0.3ps and not by intrinsic material parameters. Our results pave the way to supra-THz switching rates for on-chip data modulation and real-time cavity quantum electrodynamics.

Ctistis, Georgios; Hartsuiker, Alex; Claudon, Julien; Bazin, Maela; Gérard, Jean-Michel; Vos, Willem L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Proposed high speed packet switch for broadband integrated networks  

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The design of a high speed, broadband packet switch with two priority levels for application in integrated voice/data networks is presented. The packet switch can efficiently cope with 128 byte packets converging on it from eight 140 Mbit/s dynamic time ... Keywords: backbone network, broadband integrated services digital networks, high speed packet switch, voice/data integration

Krishna Thilakam; Ashok Jhunjhunwala

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Modeling of switching operations using fault matrix method  

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Switching operations in energy supply networks are either modeled by adding or removing artificial nodes which results in state dependent grid topology or by setting the switch impedance to high or low value. This procedure is not very accurate and can ... Keywords: admittance matrix, fault matrix method, power system, switching operation, transmission lines

Martin Wolter; Bernd R. Oswald

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Reconfigurable 1×4 InP-based optical switch  

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An integrated 1x4InP-based optical switch is reported. The device is quite simple and full device operation is achieved by injecting electrical currents to two electrodes. Since the operation of the switch relies on current spreading, using the carrier-induced ... Keywords: Beam steering, Carrier induced, Integrated optics, Multiple quantum wells, Optical switch

D. A. May-Arrioja; P. LiKamWa

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

RF-MEMS capacitive switches with high reliability  

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A reliable long life RF-MEMS capacitive switch is provided with a dielectric layer comprising a "fast discharge diamond dielectric layer" and enabling rapid switch recovery, dielectric layer charging and discharging that is efficient and effective to enable RF-MEMS switch operation to greater than or equal to 100 billion cycles.

Goldsmith, Charles L.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Carlisle, John A.; Sampath, Suresh; Sumant, Anirudha V.; Carpick, Robert W.; Hwang, James; Mancini, Derrick C.; Gudeman, Chris

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

182

Mechanical Engineering Department 31 October 2011  

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Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED) When a light-emitting diode is forward biased (switched a p-n junction #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED the p-n junction #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED) #12

Furlong, Cosme

183

Float level switch for a nuclear power plant containment vessel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a float level switch used to sense rise or drop in water level in a containment vessel of a nuclear power plant during a loss of coolant accident. The essential components of the device are a guide tube, a reed switch inside the guide tube, a float containing a magnetic portion that activates a reed switch, and metal-sheathed, ceramic-insulated conductors connecting the reed switch to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel. Special materials and special sealing techniques prevent failure of components and allow the float level switch to be connected to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel. 1 figures.

Powell, J.G.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

184

Float level switch for a nuclear power plant containment vessel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a float level switch used to sense rise or drop in water level in a containment vessel of a nuclear power plant during a loss of coolant accident. The essential components of the device are a guide tube, a reed switch inside the guide tube, a float containing a magnetic portion that activates a reed switch, and metal-sheathed, ceramic-insulated conductors connecting the reed switch to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel. Special materials and special sealing techniques prevent failure of components and allow the float level switch to be connected to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel.

Powell, James G. (Clifton Park, NY)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Mechanism and assessment of spin transfer torque (STT) based memory  

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When a sufficient current density passes through the MTJ, the spin-polarized current will exert a spin transfer torque to switch the magnetization of the free layer. This is the fundamental of the novel write mechanism in ...

Loh, Iong Ying

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Magnetic Switching under Pressure | Advanced Photon Source  

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Revealing the Secrets of Chemical Bath Deposition Revealing the Secrets of Chemical Bath Deposition DNA Repair Protein Caught in the Act of Molecular Theft Velcro for Nanoparticles A Molecular Fossil Ultrafast Imaging of Electron Waves in Graphene Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Magnetic Switching under Pressure DECEMBER 2, 2010 Bookmark and Share A schematic representation of the pressure-induced magnetic switching effect. The colored images highlight the direction of the magnetic orbital (grey plane) for the copper centers (green balls: copper, blue: nitrogen, red: oxygen/water, yellow: fluoride). A material's properties are a critical factor in the way that material

187

Magnetic field switching in parallel quantum dots  

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We show that the Coulomb blockade in parallel dots pierced by magnetic flux $\\Phi$ completely blocks the resonant current for any value of $\\Phi$ except for integer multiples of the flux quantum $\\Phi_0$. This non-analytic (switching) dependence of the current on $\\Phi$ arises only when the dot states that carry the current are of the same energy. The time needed to reach the steady state, however, diverges when $\\Phi\\to n\\Phi_0$.

Feng Li; Xin-Qi Li; Wei-Min Zhang; S. A. Gurvitz

2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

188

HIGH VOLTAGE, HIGH CURRENT SPARK GAP SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage and current spark gap switch comprising two main electrodes insulatingly supported in opposed spaced relationship and a middle electrode supported medially between the main electrodes and symmetrically about the median line of the main electrodes is described. The middle electrode has a perforation aligned with the median line and an irradiation electrode insulatingly supported in the body of the middle electrode normal to the median line and protruding into the perforation. (AEC)

Dike, R.S.; Lier, D.W.; Schofield, A.E.; Tuck, J.L.

1962-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

189

Switch Switch  

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David Fritz or Marco Cammarata SXR L272 CAVALLERI, ANDREA Probing the Fate of Static Stripes in LESCO 18 as a Transient Superconducting Phase is Formed Bill Schlotter or Josh...

190

An Epigenetic Switch Involving NF-kB, Lin28, Let-7 MicroRNA, and IL6 Links  

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An Epigenetic Switch Involving NF-kB, Lin28, Let-7 MicroRNA, and IL6 Links Inflammation to Cell to cancer, and NF-kB appears to play a causa- tive role, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. We show activation triggers an inflammatory response mediated by NF-kB that directly activates Lin28 transcription

191

Mechanical and Microstructural Aspects Observed in 6063 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Overview of Microstructural Models Applied to Hot Rolling Mill for Long ... Study of Composite Materials Application for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blades.

192

Reversibility, Water-Mediated Switching, and Directed Cell Dynamics  

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Reversible switching of the complex network dynamics of proteins is mimicked in selected network glasses and compacted small carbohydrate molecules. Protein transitions occur on long time scales ~ us -ms, evocative of the exponentially large viscosities found in glass-forming supercooled liquids just above the glass transition; in searching for mechanisms for reversibly slowed "geared activation", Kauzmann was led from proteins to glasses. I show here that selected network glasses and small carbohydrate molecules can be used to model such transitions, and elucidate in particular some universal aspects of tandem repeats. The human ankyrin tandem repeat D34, with a superhelical "coiled spring" structure which has 426 residues, folds reversibly and plastically. Such molecules are too large for present transition-state numerical simulations, currently limited to ~ 100 residues solvated by ~ 3000 water molecules for times ~ ns. The transition states of D34 exhibit a surprisingly simple collective ("geared") pattern when studied by fluorescence near its center, in samples modified mutageneously along its 12 helical repeats. One can understand this "plastic" pattern by taking advantage of a symmetric 45-atom carbohydrate molecular bridge to "cross over" from proteins to inorganic network glasses. There one easily identifies gears, and can show that the collective pattern is the signature of nonlocal, water-mediated [hydro(phobic/philic)] switching. Details of the transition patterns emerge from analyzing the amino acid alpha helical repeat sequences with water-only hydrophobicity scales. Freezing and melting of monolayer water films at physiological temperatures can enable ankyrin repeats to direct cell dynamics in muscles, membranes and cytoskeletons.

J. C. Phillips

2008-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

193

Generic Terminology vs. Specific Jargon in Power System Switching  

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EPRI research has revealed that terminology used in switching operations varies among utilities, operating regions, and even within utility divisions. But just how different is the terminology, and can these differences compromise efficiency....or even safety? To find out, EPRI engaged Berkshire Harrison to solicit, collect, and analyze switching jargon used by member organizations, identify potential conflicts, and investigate the feasibility of compiling a "dictionary" of generic switching terms and th...

2007-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

194

Current-level triggered plasma-opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An opening switch for very high power electrical pulses uses a slow magnetic field to confine a plasma across a gap between two electrodes. The plasma conducts the electric pulse across the gap while the switch is closed. A magnetic field generated by the pulse repels the slow magnetic field from the negative electrode to push the plasma from the electrode, opening the switch. A plurality of radial vanes may be used to enhance the slow magnetic field.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability Reference Book: Second Edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Switching operations in electric power systems must be performed safely to avoid injury to workers who perform the operations, and to minimize the possibility of unscheduled outages or equipment damage due to erroneous switching.This report is the second edition of the EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability Reference Book.  The book, known as the “Black Book,” joins the EPRI Color Book series of valuable reference ...

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

196

Solid-State Transfer Switch Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI’s multi-function Solid-State Switchgear System (4-S) will be a first-generation power-electronics replacement for conventional distribution switchgear. In 2007, EPRI began a project to identify major application areas and demonstration of the technology. EPRI also coordinated this effort with other EPRI programs related to the development of fault current limiters. As part of this project, EPRI is developing, testing, and refining an S-GTO based transfer switch. The S-GTO based Static Transfer Switc...

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

GaAs photoconductive semiconductor switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high gain, optically triggered, photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) implemented in GaAs as a reverse-biased pin structure with a passivation layer above the intrinsic GaAs substrate in the gap between the two electrodes of the device. The reverse-biased configuration in combination with the addition of the passivation layer greatly reduces surface current leakage that has been a problem for prior PCSS devices and enables employment of the much less expensive and more reliable DC charging systems instead of the pulsed charging systems that needed to be used with prior PCSS devices.

Loubriel, Guillermo M. (Sandia Park, NM); Baca, Albert G. (Albuquerque, NM); Zutavern, Fred J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Thermionic switched self-actuating reactor shutdown system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A self-actuating reactor shutdown system incorporating a thermionic switched electromagnetic latch arrangement which is responsive to reactor neutron flux changes and to reactor coolant temperature changes. The system is self-actuating in that the sensing thermionic device acts directly to release (scram) the control rod (absorber) without reference or signal from the main reactor plant protective and control systems. To be responsive to both temperature and neutron flux effects, two detectors are used, one responsive to reactor coolant temperatures, and the other responsive to reactor neutron flux increase. The detectors are incorporated into a thermionic diode connected electrically with an electromagnetic mechanism which under normal reactor operating conditions holds the the control rod in its ready position (exterior of the reactor core). Upon reaching either a specified temperature or neutron flux, the thermionic diode functions to short-circuit the electromagnetic mechanism causing same to lose its holding power and release the control rod, which drops into the reactor core region under gravitational force.

Barrus, Donald M. (San Jose, CA); Shires, Charles D. (San Jose, CA); Brummond, William A. (Livermore, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Organic solid state optical switches and method for producing organic solid state optical switches  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of a light-intensity dependent molecular switch comprised of a compound which shuttles an electron or a plurality of electrons from a plurality of electron donors to an electron acceptor upon being stimulated with light of predetermined wavelengths, and a method for making said compound.

Wasielewski, M.R.; Gaines, G.L.; Niemczyk, M.P.; Johnson, D.G.; Gosztola, D.J.; O`Neil, M.P.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Regional performance targets for transparent near-infrared switching...  

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glazings, NIR-switching, Performance targets, Solar heat gain Abstract With building heating and cooling accounting for nearly 14% of the national energy consumption, emerging...

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201

Transient analysis of a two-phase hydrogen heat switch  

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A transient, thermal analysis of a two-phase hydrogen heat switch is presented. The heat switch has application to a zero-g, no-moving-part magnetic refrigerator that operates between 7 K and 25 K and provides a one-way thermal path for heat rejection from the refrigerator to the 20 K heat sink. Incorporation of the heat switch is dependent on operating frequency. However, the thermal diode operating characteristic and the high axial thermal conductivity of the heat switch provide advantages over other methods. 3 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

Prenger, C.; Stewart, W.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Structure of an Unusually Small RNA Switch Provides Insight into...  

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Structure of an Unusually Small RNA Switch Provides Insight into the Minimal Requirements for Microbial Gene Regulation The emergence of drug-resistant microbes represents a major...

203

RITS-3 self-break water switch maintenance.  

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The radiographic integrated test stand (RITS-3) is a 5-MV, 160-kA, 70-ns inductive voltage adder accelerator at Sandia National Laboratories used to develop critical understanding of x-ray sources and flash radiographic drivers. On RITS-3 three pulse forming lines (PFLs) are used to drive three inductive voltage adder cavities. Each PFL contains a fast-pulse-charged, self-breakdown annular water switch that is used for initial pulse shaping and timing. Low loss in the switches combined with good synchronization is required for efficient operation of the accelerator. Switch maintenance is closely monitored over time to determine the effects of wear on switch breakdown performance.

Cordova, Steve Ray; Portillo, Salvador; Puetz, Elizabeth A.; Wilkins, Frank Lee (Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV); Gignac, Raymond Edward (Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV); Johnson, David Lee (Titan Pulse Sciences Division, San Leandro, CA); Hahn, Kelly Denise; Molina, Isidro; Maenchen, John Eric

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Power Switches Utilizing Superconducting Material for Accelerator Magnets  

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Power switches that utilize superconducting material find application in superconducting systems. They can be used for the protection of magnets as a replacement for warm DC breakers, as well as for the replacement of cold diodes. This paper presents a comparison of switches made of various superconducting materials having transport currents of up to 600 A and switching times of the order of milliseconds. The switches operate in the temperature range 4.2-77 K and utilize stainless steel clad YBCO tape and MgB2 tape with a nickel, copper, and iron matrix. Results from simulations and tests are reported.

March, S A; Yang, Y; 10.1109/TASC.2009.2017890

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication ...  

Meeting the needs of next-generation military and civilian communication systems ... On the other hand, switches using microelectromechanical system technology

206

Open Transport Switch A Software Defined Networking Architecture  

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Open Transport Switch - A Software Defined Networking Architecture for Transport Networks Abhinava Sadasivarao * Sharfuddin Syed * Ping Pan * Chris Liou * Andrew Lake Chin Guok...

207

Electrocaloric devices based on thini-film heat switches  

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We describe a new approach to refrigeration and electrical generation that exploits the attractive properties of thin films of electrocaloric materials. Layers of electrocaloric material coupled with thin-film heat switches can work as either refrigerators or electrical generators, depending on the phasing of the applied voltages and heat switching. With heat switches based on thin layers of liquid crystals, the efficiency of these thin-film heat engines can be at least as high as that of current thermoelectric devices. Advanced heat switches would enable thin-film heat engines to outperform conventional vaporcompression devices.

Epstein, Richard I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Malloy, Kevin J [UNM

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

EVSE Features Power Limiter Switch LED Power Indicator LED...  

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Limiter Switch LED Power Indicator LED Charge Indicator EVSE Specifications Grid connection Plug and cord NEMA 6-50 Connector type J1772 Test lab certifications UL Listed...

209

Transistorized power switch and base drive circuit therefore  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A high power switching circuit is disclosed which utilizes a four-terminal Darlington transistor block to improve switching speed, particularly in rapid turn-off. Two independent reverse drive currents are utilized during turn-off in order to expel the minority carriers of the Darlington pair at their own charge sweep-out rate. The reverse drive current may be provided by a current transformer, the secondary of which is tapped to the base terminal of the power stage of the Darlington block. In one application, the switching circuit is used in each power switching element in a chopper-inverter drive of an electric vehicle propulsion system.

Lee, F.C.; Carter, R.A.

1981-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

210

Reformulations and Algorithms for the Optimization of Switching ...  

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free switching of ports in Simulated Moving Bed processes, [16, 32], time- dependent tray selection in batch distillation processes [30], unconstrained.

211

Coal transportation risks for fuel switching decisions  

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Coal switching costs are generally expected to be the single largest cost factor associated with switching coals to low-sulfur sources. This report analyzes the principal issues and risks involved in moving Powder River Basin coal to eastern destinations and in moving increased amounts of Central Appalachian low-sulfur coal along the Ohio River. The railroad infrastructure for Powder River Basin coal is essentially optimized for current levels of traffic, yet estimated shipments will expand by 100 million tons over the next ten years. A critical issue is the magnitude and timing of investments in the railroad system required to maintain quality of service. Costs for rail and barge transport are comparable at present, yet they have different abilities to handle increased traffic. Negotiated rates will not be uniform and will change with the dynamics of investments and the clarification of utility compliance plans. Coal traffic patterns on inland waterways will change in order to handle barge movements for both Powder River Basin and Central Appalachian low-sulfur coals. Docks serving Central Appalachian coal fields have ample capacity, but originations will take place increasingly far from the rivers. Potential bottlenecks at specific locks and dams along the Ohio River have been identified. With the barge industry coming out of a slump, future barge rates will depend critically on the Corps of Engineers' schedule to upgrade key facilities. 30 figs., 14 tabs.

Toth, S. (Fieldston Co., Inc., Washington, DC (United States))

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Spark-gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved spark gap apparatus is provided for precise switching of high currents from charged capacitors, and for protecting circuitry and circuit components, such as an energy storage capacitor, from overvoltage surges. The invention includes a pair of niobium electrodes with a melting point greater than 2000/sup 0/C that forms the spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive caps spaced apart from one another by an insulating member all of which form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, preferably pure xenon. The spark gap device includes a quantity of solid radioactive stabilizer, carbon-14, placed within the hermetically sealed chamber adjacent to the spark gap. Methods for fabricating the device and its components are described. It is claimed that use of the Nb electrodes forestalls electrode erosion even under severe voltage and discharge conditions, that, by employing pure Xe gas, and solid carbon-14 radiation stabilizer, it is unnecessary to employ radioactive gases or chemically plated radioactive sources to promote ionization, and that, by selection of a suitable spark gap, a spark gap device is obtained which is capable of switching at 1700 V +- 10% for input voltage rates up to 570 V/ms and allowing peak discharge currents up to 3000 A from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1000 operations. (LCL)

Boettcher, G.E.

1982-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

213

Non-Uniform Switching of the Perpendicular Magnetization in a Spin-Torque Magnetic Nanopillar  

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Time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) measurements were performed to study the current-induced magnetization switching mechanism in nanopillars exhibiting strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). This technique provides both short time (70 ps) and high spatial (25 nm) resolution. Direct imaging of the magnetization demonstrates that, after an incubation time of {approx} 1.3 ns, a 100 x 300 nm{sup 2} ellipsoidal device switches in {approx} 1 ns via a central domain nucleation and opposite propagation of two domain walls towards the edges. High domain wall velocities on the order of 100m/s are measured. Micromagnetic simulations are shown to be in good agreement with experimental results and provide insight into magnetization dynamics during the incubation and reversal period.

Bernstein, David

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

AgentSwitch: towards smart energy tariff selection  

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In this paper, we present AgentSwitch, a prototype agent-based platform to solve the electricity tariff selection problem. Agent-Switch incorporates novel algorithms to make predictions of hourly energy usage as well as detect (and suggest to the user) ... Keywords: electricity, group buying, optimisation, provenance, recommender systems, smart grid

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Michael Osborne, Oliver Parson, Talal Rahwan, Sasan Maleki, Steve Reece, Trung D. Huynh, Muddasser Alam, Joel E. Fischer, Tom Rodden, Luc Moreau, Steve Roberts

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PACKET SWITCHED ROUTING CHIP  

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Monsoon is a parallel processing dataflow computer that will require a high bandwidth interconnection network. A packet switched routing chip (PaRC) is described that will be used as the basis of this network. PaRC is a 4 by 4 routing switch which has ...

C. F. Joerg

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

AgentSwitch: towards smart energy tariff selection  

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We present AgentSwitch, a prototype agent-based platform to solve the tariff selection problem for homeowners. AgentSwitch incorporates novel algorithms that work on the coarse data provided by smart meters to make predictions of hourly energy usage ... Keywords: energy, group buying, provenance, smart grids

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Michael A. Osborne, Oliver Parson, Talal Rahwan, Sasan Maleki, Steve Reece, Trung Dong Huynh, Muddasser Alam, Joel E. Fischer, Tom Rodden, Luc Moreau, Steve Roberts

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Terminal models for switching overvoltage studies in electrical machines  

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In this paper, terminal models for high voltage machine windings are developed. The models are useful for simulating transient overvoltages due to switching operations on industrial installations. The models are based on network synthesis of the winding ... Keywords: electrical parameters, machine winding, network synthesis, switching transients, terminal impedance

J. L. Guardado; V. Venegas; E. Melgoza

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Database of Incidents and Near Misses in Switching  

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In 2008, EPRI published a Technical Update report, "Database of Incidents and Near Misses in Power Switching" (EPRI report 1016830), which introduced a report format and form designed to allow utilities to submit reports of power switching-related incidents to a shared database. This new report summarizes work performed on the database in 2009.

2009-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

219

Solving the tool switching problem with memetic algorithms  

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The tool switching problem (ToSP) is well known in the domain of flexible manufacturing systems. Given a reconfigurable machine, the ToSP amounts to scheduling a collection of jobs on this machine (each of them requiring a different set of tools to be ... Keywords: Evolutionary Algorithm, Flexible Manufacturing System, Local Search, Memetic Algorithm, Tool Switching Problem

Jhon edgar Amaya; Carlos Cotta; Antonio j. Fernández-leiva

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

DC switching regulated power supply for driving an inductive load  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power supply for driving an inductive load current from a dc power supply hrough a regulator circuit including a bridge arrangement of diodes and switching transistors controlled by a servo controller which regulates switching in response to the load current to maintain a selected load current. First and second opposite legs of the bridge are formed by first and second parallel-connected transistor arrays, respectively, while the third and fourth legs of the bridge are formed by appropriately connected first and second parallel connected diode arrays, respectively. The regulator may be operated in three "stages" or modes: (1) For current runup in the load, both first and second transistor switch arrays are turned "on" and current is supplied to the load through both transistor arrays. (2) When load current reaches the desired level, the first switch is turned "off", and load current "flywheels" through the second switch array and the fourth leg diode array connecting the second switch array in series with the load. Current is maintained by alternating between modes 1 and 2 at a suitable duty cycle and switching rate set by the controller. (3) Rapid current rundown is accomplished by turning both switch arrays "off", allowing load current to be dumped back into the source through the third and fourth diode arrays connecting the source in series opposition with the load to recover energy from the inductive load. The three operating states are controlled automatically by the controller.

Dyer, George R. (Norris, TN)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

A Case Study in Automated Feeder Switching Map Creation  

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This project's objective was to autogenerate a set of custom paper maps of distribution systems to improve switching, reliability, and customer service. The paper maps were designed as a stop-gap measure to help operators until a long-term solution with a more automated interface that can display recloser and switch loops is developed.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

222

Methods for Pricing American Options under Regime Switching  

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We analyze a number of techniques for pricing American options under a regime switching stochastic process. The techniques analyzed include both explicit and implicit discretizations with the focus being on methods which are unconditionally stable. In ... Keywords: American options, iterative methods, regime switching

Y. Huang; P. A. Forsyth; G. Labahn

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Database of Incidents and Near Misses in Power Switching  

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This report presents the preliminary results of a research task sponsored by EPRI's Power Switching Safety and Reliability (PSS&R) project to develop a report format and form that will allow multiple utilities to submit reports of power switching-related incidents to a shared database.

2008-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

224

Incident-Based Training Modules for Power Switching  

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This report describes a project undertaken by EPRI's Switching Safety and Reliability Project to develop materials for training in prevention of errors in the conduct of high voltage switching operations. The report describes the general approach taken to developing the training materials and presents all materials (training modules) required for presentation of four lessons. Additional modules are under development.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Reorientation of linear switched systems using state feedback  

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A characterisation is obtained for the controlled and conditioned invariants of a linear switched system under feedback. The existence of a maximal consistent subspace with feedback is shown and is computed. A few sufficient conditions under which the ... Keywords: Consistent subspace, Jump subspace, Linear complementarity systems, State feedback, Switched systems, Well-posedness

H. Priyadarshan, Harish K. Pillai

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Wind Power and the Clean Development Mechanism  

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20 40 60 80 100 120 Biomass energy Hydro Agriculture EE Industry Wind Landfill gas Fossil fuel switchWind Power and the Clean Development Mechanism Romeo Pacudan PhD Wind Energy Development, Philippines EC-ASEAN ENERGY FACILITY #12;CD4CDM project Objective · Help developing countries participate

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A comparator-based switched-capacitor pipelined analog-to-digital converter  

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A new comparator-based switched-capacitor(CBSC) technique is proposed that eliminates the need for high gain op-amps in switched-capacitor circuits. The CBSC technique replaces the op-amp in switched-capacitor circuits ...

Fiorenza, John Kenneth, 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

VLAN-based routing infrastructure for an all-optical circuit switched LAN  

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Exploring the use of all-optical MEM switches on Local Area Network (LAN) to increase bandwidth and reduce energy cost has received increasing attention. Compared to traditional electronic switches, an all-optical switch provides higher bandwidth, less ...

Xiaolan J. Zhang; Rohit Wagle; James Giles

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Design, fabrication and testing of a lateral self-cleaning MEMS switch  

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A lateral contact MEMS switch has been developed to address the need for a long life cycle, low contact resistance RF switch. At the present time, there is no commercial MEMS switch that meets all the requirements. The ...

Shi, Yong, 1965-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future | Department of Energy  

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Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future June 16, 2010 - 12:01pm Addthis Lindsay Gsell It's a simple concept that's saving thousands of dollars in utility bills each year: when a room is empty, turn off the lights. This is the basic concept behind Sensor Switch, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of lighting control products. Sensor Switch's occupancy sensor devices turn off lights when spaces are vacant. They also make devices that dim or turn off lights when sufficient daylight is present. Both types of products provide cost effective energy savings in indoor spaces like office buildings and warehouses. "There's an increasing public demand to save energy, which directly impacts the demand for our products," said Ben Hahn, vice president. "A key part of

231

High Power Microwave Switch Employing Electron Beam Triggering  

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A new type of switch for modulation of the Q-factor of a multi-mode storage resonator in a high-power active microwave pulse compressor is described. The operating principle of the switch is based on a sharp increase in the TE{sub 02{yields}}TE{sub 01} coupling coefficient, when an electron beam is injected into the switch cavity. The switch was tested at low power level in a compressor operated at X-band. A power gain of 19-20 in the compressed pulse with pulse duration of 40-50 ns was achieved. The proposed switch shows good prospects for use in high-power active pulse compressors.

Ivanov, O. A.; Vikharev, A. L. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, 603600 (Russian Federation); Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut 06510 (United States); Isaev, V. A.; Lobaev, M. A. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, 603600 (Russian Federation); Hirshfield, J. L. [Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut 06510 (United States); Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (United States)

2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Feeder And Line Switching Automated feeder and line switching is realized through automatic isolation and reconfiguration of faulted segments of distribution feeders or transmission lines via sensors, controls, switches, and communications systems. These devices can operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Automated_Feeder_And_Line_Switching&oldid=480562"

233

Make Observations  

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and public perceptions and preferences, help improve our understanding of risk, vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive capacity. How does USGCRP make observations? USGCRP...

234

Observations - CECM  

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May 10, 1999 ... A broad range of observations were made, culled from the various sources mentioned. Those bearing directly on the participatory process are ...

235

Switched Control of Electron Nuclear Spin Systems  

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In this article, we study control of electron-nuclear spin dynamics at magnetic field strengths where the Larmor frequency of the nucleus is comparable to the hyperfine coupling strength. The quantization axis for the nuclear spin differs from the static B_0 field direction and depends on the state of the electron spin. The quantization axis can be switched by flipping the state of electron spin, allowing for universal control on nuclear spin states. We show that by performing a sequence of flips (each followed by a suitable delay), we can perform any desired rotation on the nuclear spins, which can also be conditioned on the state of the electron spin. These operations, combined with electron spin rotations can be used to synthesize any unitary transformation on the coupled electron-nuclear spin system. We discuss how these methods can be used for design of experiments for transfer of polarization from the electron to the nuclear spins.

Navin Khaneja

2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

236

Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium.

Booth, Rex (Livermore, CA); Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Optimal Multi-Modes Switching with the Switching Cost not necessarily Positive  

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In this paper, we study the $m$-states optimal switching problem in finite horizon, when the switching cost functions are arbitrary and can be positive or negative. This has an economic incentive in terms of central evaluation in cases where such organizations or state grants or financial assistance to power plants that promotes green energy in their production activity or what uses less polluting modes in their production. We show existence for optimal strategy via a verification theorem then we show existence and uniqueness of the value processes by using an approximation scheme. In the markovian framework we show that the value processes can be characterized in terms of deterministic continuous functions of the state of the process. Those latter functions are the unique viscosity solutions for a system of $m$ variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles.

Asri, Brahim El

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Switching of light with light using cold atoms inside a hollow optical fiber  

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We demonstrate a fiber-optical switch that operates with a few hundred photons per switching pulse. The light-light interaction is mediated by laser-cooled

Bajcsy, M.

239

Switching of bound vector solitons for the coupled nonlinear Schroedinger equations with nonhomogenously stochastic perturbations  

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We investigate the dynamics of the bound vector solitons (BVSs) for the coupled nonlinear Schroedinger equations with the nonhomogenously stochastic perturbations added on their dispersion terms. Soliton switching (besides soliton breakup) can be observed between the two components of the BVSs. Rate of the maximum switched energy (absolute values) within the fixed propagation distance (about 10 periods of the BVSs) enhances in the sense of statistics when the amplitudes of stochastic perturbations increase. Additionally, it is revealed that the BVSs with enhanced coherence are more robust against the perturbations with nonhomogenous stochasticity. Diagram describing the approximate borders of the splitting and non-splitting areas is also given. Our results might be helpful in dynamics of the BVSs with stochastic noises in nonlinear optical fibers or with stochastic quantum fluctuations in Bose-Einstein condensates.

Sun Zhiyuan; Yu Xin; Liu Ying [Ministry-of-Education Key Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and National Laboratory for Computational Fluid Dynamics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (China); Gao Yitian [Ministry-of-Education Key Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and National Laboratory for Computational Fluid Dynamics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (China); State Key Laboratory of Software Development Environment, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

240

Design options and trade-offs in superconducting magnetic energy storage with irreversible switching  

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From symposium on technology of controlled thermonuclear fusion experiments and the engineering aspects of fusion reactors; Austin, Texas, USA (20 Nov 1973). A program is presently under way at Los Alamos to determine how superconducting magnetic energy storage in conjunction with normal-going superconducting switches can be made to deliver the energies of the order of 200 MJ that will be needed for plasma compression in a pulsed THETA -pinch scientific feasibility experiment. After a review of the circuit configurations, the properties of commercially available and of some developmental superconductors relevant to both the energy storage coil and to the switch are discussed. Critical current densities at low fields and stability requirements both with respect to rapidity changing external fields and to self fields are of particular importance in determining optimum operating fields and temperatures. The trade-off between eddy current losses in the stabilizing material and the need for coil protection if a coil normalcy should occur is described. Problems in potting or other forms of mechanical stabilization for both superconducting elements are pointed out. The experimental phenomenon of an only partially normalized superconducting switch is described as are the conditions for attaining fully normal resistance. A number of cryogenic engineering problems are discussed briefly, including the requirements for plastic, non-conducting dewars and for a staged refrigerator to re-cool the switch in the most economical manner. Results of 20-kJ energy-transfer experiments into both resistive and inductive loads are given and the design parameters are reported for a 300-kJ experiment now under construction. (auth)

Laquer, H.L.; Lindsay, J.D.G.; Little, E.M.; Rogers, J.D.; Weldon, D.M.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Argonne CNM Highlight: Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film  

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Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Reverse Chemmical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Ferroelectric materials display a spontaneous electric polarization below the Curie temperature that can be reoriented, typically by applying an electric field. In this study, researchers from Argonne, Northern Illinois University, and The University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that the chemical environment can control the polarization orientation in an ultrathin ferroelectric film. This is complementary to recent predictions that polarization can affect surface chemistry and illuminates potential applications in sublithographic patterning and electrically tunable catalysts. In situ synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements showed that high or low

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Ni spin switching induced by magnetic frustration in FeMn/Ni/Cu(001)  

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Epitaxially grown FeMn/Ni/Cu(001) films are investigated by Photoemission Electron Microscopy and Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect. We find that as the FeMn overlayer changes from paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic state, it could switch the ferromagnetic Ni spin direction from out-of-plane to in-plane direction of the film. This phenomenon reveals a new mechanism of creating magnetic anisotropy and is attributed to the out-of-plane spin frustration at the FeMn-Ni interface.

Wu, J.; Choi, J.; Scholl, A.; Doran, A.; Arenholz, E.; Hwang, Chanyong; Qiu, Z. Q.

2009-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

243

Spark gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap device for precise switching of an energy storage capacitor into an exploding bridge wire load is disclosed. Niobium electrodes having a melting point of 2,415 degrees centrigrade are spaced apart by an insulating cylinder to define a spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive end caps which, together with the insulating cylinder, form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, such as pure xenon. A quantity of solid radioactive carbon-14 within the chamber adjacent the spark gap serves as a radiation stabilizer. The sides of the electrodes and the inner wall of the insulating cylinder are spaced apart a sufficient distance to prevent unwanted breakdown initiation. A conductive sleeve may envelop the outside of the insulating member from the midpoint of the spark gap to the cap adjacent the cathode. The outer metallic surfaces of the device may be coated with a hydrogen-impermeable coating to lengthen the shelf life and operating life of the device. The device breaks down at about 1,700 volts for input voltage rates up to 570 volts/millisecond and allows peak discharge currents of up to 3,000 amperes from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1,000 operations.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Spark gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap device for precise switching of an energy storage capacitor into an exploding bridge wire load is disclosed. Niobium electrodes having a melting point of 2,415 degrees centigrade are spaced apart by an insulating cylinder to define a spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive end caps which, together with the insulating cylinder, form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, such as pure xenon. A quantity of solid radioactive carbon-14 within the chamber adjacent the spark gap serves as a radiation stabilizer. The sides of the electrodes and the inner wall of the insulating cylinder are spaced apart a sufficient distance to prevent unwanted breakdown initiation. A conductive sleeve may envelop the outside of the insulating member from the midpoint of the spark gap to the cap adjacent the cathode. The outer metallic surfaces of the device may be coated with a hydrogen-impermeable coating to lengthen the shelf life and operating life of the device. The device breaks down at about 1,700 volts for input voltage rates up to 570 volts/millisecond and allows peak discharge currents of up to 3,000 amperes from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1,000 operations. 3 figs.

Boettcher, G.E.

1984-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

245

AlGaN/GaN-based power semiconductor switches  

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AlGaN/GaN-based high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) have great potential for their use as high efficiency and high speed power semiconductor switches, thanks to their high breakdown electric field, mobility and ...

Lu, Bin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Improved performance alternator with fully integrated Switched-Mode Rectifier  

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The use of Power Electronic circuits has helped to advance the technology of automotive alternators. The use of a Switched-Mode Rectifier (SMR) allows the alternator to run at a load-matched condition, optimizing power and ...

Mesa, Armando

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Microsoft Word - CX-Hat_Rock_Switch_14June2013  

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7, 2013 7, 2013 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Glenn Russell Project Manager -TPCV-TPP-4 Proposed Action: Hat Rock Switching Station Replacement Project Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions and modifications to transmission facilities Location: Umatilla County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to fund PacifiCorp's rebuild of BPA's Hat Rock Tap Switching Station, which is located within PacifiCorp's McNary-Wallula 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line right-of-way (ROW). Rebuilding the switching station would include the replacement of sectionalizing switches, the grounding grid, and all signage. The approximately 0.5-acre yard would

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Throughput-cost analysis of optical flow switching  

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In this paper, we employ a cost model embodying major sources of capital expenditure (CapEx) to compare the throughput-cost tradeoff offered by optical flow switching to that of more traditional optical network architectures.

Chan, Vincent W. S.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Rapid Beam-switching Allows...  

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Rapid Beam-switching Allows SLAC X-ray Laser to Multitask By Glenn Roberts Jr. August 9, 2013 A high-energy SLAC laser that creates shock waves and superhot plasmas needs to cool...

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High efficiency switching-mode amplifiers for wireless communication systems  

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minimizing the power consumption of the mobile devices is adevice as a switch, the amplifier can minimize the power consumption.devices require higher transmit-and-receive rates, resulting in greater power consumption

Hung, Tsai-Pi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Switching surge test results ehv substation bus configurations  

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The industry has been actively engaged in, and has presented many results of, ehv switching surge test programs associated with transmission line designs. It would seem equally important that similar efforts be staged relative to ehv switching surge capabilities of the terminal equipment as it would normally be found in its variety of configurations. Toward this end, a series of switching surge test programs on a number of substation bus configurations was conducted. Particular emphasis was placed on the determination of switching surge characteristics of the air gaps found in ehv substation bus designs. The test data are presented with pertinent data evaluations in an attempt to provide a more refined basis for the application of final judgments to bus designs for 345, 500, and 750 kV substations.

Hertig, G.E.; Kelly, W.B.

1966-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Development of a high-explosive driven crowbar switch  

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A compact explosively-driven, metal-to-metal contact, solid dielectric switch was developed for use as a low-resistance, <10- mu OMEGA , low- inductance, < 10-nH, crowbar switch. A l00-milligram high-explosive charge is used to extrude a 0.090-in. plate through 0.040-in. polyethylene and achieve a hard current contact with a 0.625-in.-diameter die plate. The closure time, from the signal, which initiates the charge, to beginning of current rise in the switch, is 11.0 mu sec plus or minus 0.3 mu sec. In crowbar application the switch has carried 180 to 330 kA, which decays with a 1/e time of approximately 1.2 msec. (auth)

Dike, R.S.; Kewish, R.W. Jr.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Bayesian Nonparametric Methods for Learning Markov Switching Processes  

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In this article, we explored a Bayesian nonparametric approach to learning Markov switching processes. This framework requires one to make fewer assumptions about the underlying dynamics, and thereby allows the data to ...

Fox, Emily Beth

254

Scheduling in switched queueing networks with heavy-tailed trac  

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We study scheduling problems arising in switched queueing networks, a class of stochastic systems that are often used to model data communication networks, such as uplinks and downlinks of cellular networks, networks of ...

Markakis, Mihalis G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Electronically commutated serial-parallel switching for motor windings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method and a circuit for controlling an ac machine comprises controlling a full bridge network of commutation switches which are connected between a multiphase voltage source and the phase windings to switch the phase windings between a parallel connection and a series connection while providing commutation discharge paths for electrical current resulting from inductance in the phase windings. This provides extra torque for starting a vehicle from lower battery current.

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

256

Incident-Based Training Modules for Power Switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a second phase of the project undertaken in 2009 by EPRI's Switching Safety and Reliability Project to develop a comprehensive set of training materials designed to reinforce behaviorsprincipally strict procedural compliancethat make errors less likely to occur in the conduct of power switching operations. The report describes the general approach taken to developing the training materials and the 11 modules produced to date. The additional training material are attached to the main...

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Switches for Solar Power Conversion: Four Quadrant GaN Switch Enabled Three Phase Grid-Tied Microinverters  

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Solar ADEPT Project: Transphorm is developing power switches for new types of inverters that improve the efficiency and reliability of converting energy from solar panels into useable electricity for the grid. Transistors act as fast switches and control the electrical energy that flows in an electrical circuit. Turning a transistor off opens the circuit and stops the flow of electrical current; turning it on closes the circuit and allows electrical current to flow. In this way a transistor can be used to convert DC from a solar panel into AC for use in a home. Transphorm’s transistors will enable a single semiconductor device to switch electrical currents at high-voltage in both directions—making the inverter more compact and reliable. Transphorm is using Gallium Nitride (GaN) as a semiconductor material in its transistors instead of silicon, which is used in most conventional transistors, because GaN transistors have lower losses at higher voltages and switching frequencies.

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2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

258

Coordinated Variable Structure Switching Attacks for Smart Grid  

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The effective modeling and analysis of large-scale power system disturbances especially those stemming from intentional attack represents an open engineering and research problem. Challenges stem from the need to develop intelligent models of cyber-physical attacks that produce salient disruptions and appropriately describe meaningful cyber-physical interdependencies such that they balance precision, scale and complexity. In our research, we present a foundation for the development of a class of intelligent cyber-physical attacks termed coordinated variable structure switching attacks whereby opponents aim to destabilize the power grid through con- trolled switching sequence. Such switching is facilitated by cyber-attack and corruption of communication channels and control signals of the associated switch(es). We provide methods and theorems to construct such attack models and demonstrate their utility in the simulation of extensive system disturbances. Our proposed class of cyber-physical switching attacks for smart grid systems has the potential to disrupt large-scale power system operation within a short interval of time. Through successful cyber intrusion, an opponent can remotely apply a state- dependent coordinated switching sequence on one or more relays and circuit breakers of a power system to disrupt operation. Existence of this switching vulnerability is dependent on the local structure of the power grid. Variable structure systems theory is employed to effectively model the cyber-physical aspects of a smart grid and determine the existence of the vulnerability and construct the destabilizing switching attack sequence. We illustrate the utility of the attack approach assess its impact on the different power system test cases including the single machine infinite bus power system model and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) 3-machine 9-bus system through MATLAB/Simulink and PSCAD simulation environment. The results demonstrate the potential of our approach for practical attack. Moreover, we build on our work in several ways. First, we extend the research to demonstrate an approach to mitigation within the variable structure system frame- work. We demonstrate via small signal analysis how through persistent switching a stable sliding mode can be used to disrupt a dynamical system that seems stable. We also design an approach to vulnerability analysis to assess the feasibility of co-ordinated variable structure switching attacks. Moreover, we study the performance of our attack construction approach when the opponent has imperfect knowledge of the local system dynamics and partial knowledge of the generator state. Based on the system with modeling errors, we study the performance of coordinated variable structure switching attacks in the presence of state estimation. Finally, we illustrate the concepts of attack model within the multiple switching framework, the cascading failure analysis is employed in the New-England 10-machine, 39-bus power system using MATLAB/Simulink and DSATools simulation environment. Our results demonstrate the potential for coordinated variable structure switching attacks to enable large-scale power system disturbances.

Liu, Shan

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Mechanical down jar mechanism  

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This paper describes a mechanical down jar mechanism for freeing stuck objects within a well bore and for conducting other down hole activities. It comprises: an elongate tubular housing having anvil means; mandrel means adapted for connection to an object to be moved downwardly within the well bore and being disposed in telescoping relation with the anvil means and the elongate tubular housing, the mandrel means adapted to be struck by the anvil means to impart a downwardly directed jarring force to the object; the elongate tubular housing having internal firing and recocking detent groove means located in axially spaced relation and forming a firing lug support land therebetween; a radially expandable and retractable firing lug assembly being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and in absence of force being applied axially thereto being radially restrained by the firing lug support land; load spring means being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and being in downward force transmitting relation with the firing lug assembly; recocking spring means being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and having upward axial force transmitting relation with the firing lug assembly.

Taylor, W.T.

1991-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

260

Voltage controlled nuclear polarization switching in a single InGaAs quantum dot  

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Sharp threshold-like transitions between two stable nuclear spin polarizations are observed in optically pumped individual InGaAs self-assembled quantum dots embedded in a Schottky diode when the bias applied to the diode is tuned. The abrupt transitions lead to the switching of the Overhauser field in the dot by up to 3 Tesla. The bias-dependent photoluminescence measurements reveal the importance of the electron-tunneling-assisted nuclear spin pumping. We also find evidence for the resonant LO-phonon-mediated electron co-tunneling, the effect controlled by the applied bias and leading to the reduction of the nuclear spin pumping rate.

M. N. Makhonin; J. Skiba-Szymanska; M. S. Skolnick; H. -Y. Liu; M. Hopkinson; A. I. Tartakovskii

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferroelectric opening switches for large-scale pulsed power drivers.  

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Fast electrical energy storage or Voltage-Driven Technology (VDT) has dominated fast, high-voltage pulsed power systems for the past six decades. Fast magnetic energy storage or Current-Driven Technology (CDT) is characterized by 10,000 X higher energy density than VDT and has a great number of other substantial advantages, but it has all but been neglected for all of these decades. The uniform explanation for neglect of CDT technology is invariably that the industry has never been able to make an effective opening switch, which is essential for the use of CDT. Most approaches to opening switches have involved plasma of one sort or another. On a large scale, gaseous plasmas have been used as a conductor to bridge the switch electrodes that provides an opening function when the current wave front propagates through to the output end of the plasma and fully magnetizes the plasma - this is called a Plasma Opening Switch (POS). Opening can be triggered in a POS using a magnetic field to push the plasma out of the A-K gap - this is called a Magnetically Controlled Plasma Opening Switch (MCPOS). On a small scale, depletion of electron plasmas in semiconductor devices is used to affect opening switch behavior, but these devices are relatively low voltage and low current compared to the hundreds of kilo-volts and tens of kilo-amperes of interest to pulsed power. This work is an investigation into an entirely new approach to opening switch technology that utilizes new materials in new ways. The new materials are Ferroelectrics and using them as an opening switch is a stark contrast to their traditional applications in optics and transducer applications. Emphasis is on use of high performance ferroelectrics with the objective of developing an opening switch that would be suitable for large scale pulsed power applications. Over the course of exploring this new ground, we have discovered new behaviors and properties of these materials that were here to fore unknown. Some of these unexpected discoveries have lead to new research directions to address challenges.

Brennecka, Geoffrey L.; Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren; Pena, Gary Edward; Tuttle, Bruce Andrew; Glover, Steven Frank

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

A high average power electro-optic switch using KTP  

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High damage threshold, high thermal conductivity, and small thermo-optic coefficients make KTiOPO{sub 4} (KTP) an attractive material for use in a high average power Q-switch. However, electro-chromic damage and refractive index homogeneity have prevented the utilization of KTP in such a device in the past. This work shows that electro-chromic damage is effectively suppressed using capacitive coupling, and a KTP crystal can be Q-switched for 1.5 {times} 10{sup 9} shots without any detectable electro-chromic damage. In addition, KTP with the high uniformity and large aperture size needed for a KTP electro-optic Q-switch can be obtained from flux crystals grown at constant temperature. A thermally compensated, dual crystal KTP Q-switch, which successfully produced 50 mJ pulses with a pulse width of 8 ns (FWHM), has been constructed. In addition, in off-line testing the Q-switch showed less than 7% depolarization at an average power loading of 3.2 kW/cm{sup 2}.

Ebbers, C.A.; Cook, W.M.; Velsko, S.P.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Understanding Bohmian mechanics: A dialogue  

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This paper is an introduction to the ideas of Bohmian mechanics, an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which the observer plays no fundamental role. Bohmian mechanics describes, instead of probabilities of measurement results, objective microscopic events. In recent years, Bohmian mechanics has attracted increasing attention by researchers. The form of a dialogue allows me to address questions about the Bohmian view that often arise.

Roderich Tumulka

2004-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

264

Bohmian Mechanics Detlef Durr1  

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Bohmian Mechanics Detlef D¨urr1 , Sheldon Goldstein2 , Roderich Tumulka3 , and Nino Zangh`i4, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova, Italy. E-mail: zanghi@ge.infn.it #12;Bohmian mechanics is a theory mechanics, observers see the same statistics for experimental results as predicted by quantum mechanics

Goldstein, Sheldon

265

0.35 ?m CMOS T/R Switch for 2.4 GHz Short Range Wireless Applications  

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This paper describes the design and implementation of a transmit/receive switch for 2.4 GHz ISM band applications. The T/R switch is implemented in a 0.35 ?m bulk CMOS process and it occupies 150 ?m · 170 ?m of die area. A parasitic MOSFET ... Keywords: MOSFET switch, RF CMOS, SPDT switch, T/R switch

Christian Hove; Janus Lysholm Faaborg; Michael Bohl Jenner; Saska Lindfors

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array |  

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National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array November 21, 2011 - 12:16pm Addthis An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The 32-megawatt Long Island Solar Farm Project will produce enough

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National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array |  

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Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array November 21, 2011 - 12:16pm Addthis An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The 32-megawatt Long Island Solar Farm Project will produce enough

268

Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business | Department of Energy  

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Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business March 11, 2010 - 12:11pm Addthis Connecticut Wells at work installing a geothermal system. | Photo courtesy of Connecticut Wells Connecticut Wells at work installing a geothermal system. | Photo courtesy of Connecticut Wells Connecticut Wells has gone through many changes since its inception in the 1960s. One of the most significant is its transformation into a thriving geothermal well-drilling business. In the beginning, the small business drilled water wells throughout Connecticut. It was the main source of revenue for the company, "There was a big demand for many years but when building construction declined in the mid-80s, so did the demand for water wells," says president Anthony

269

Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap switch system is disclosed which is capable of operating at a high pulse rate comprising an insulated switch housing having a purging gas entrance port and a gas exit port, a pair of spaced apart electrodes each having one end thereof within the housing and defining a spark gap therebetween, an easily condensable and preferably low molecular weight insulating gas flowing through the switch housing from the housing, a heat exchanger/condenser for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, a pump for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and a heater exchanger/evaporator to vaporize at least a portion of the condensed insulating gas back into a vapor prior to flowing the insulating gas back into the housing.

Thayer, III, William J. (Kent, WA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Active RF Pulse Compression Using An Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switch  

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First we review the theory of active pulse compression systems using resonant delay lines. Then we describe the design of an electrically controlled semiconductor active switch. The switch comprises an active window and an overmoded waveguide three-port network. The active window is based on a four-inch silicon wafer which has 960 PIN diodes. These are spatially combined in an overmoded waveguide. We describe the philosophy and design methodology for the three-port network and the active window. We then present the results of using this device to compress 11.4 GHz RF signals with high compression ratios. We show how the system can be used with amplifier like sources, in which one can change the phase of the source by manipulating the input to the source. We also show how the active switch can be used to compress a pulse from an oscillator like sources, which is not possible with passive pulse compression systems.

Guo, Jiquan; Tantawi, Sami; /SLAC

2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

271

Graphene-based plasmonic switches at near infrared frequencies  

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The concept, analysis, and design of series switches for graphene-strip plasmonic waveguides at near infrared frequencies are presented. Switching is achieved by using graphene's field effect to selectively enable or forbid propagation on a section of the graphene strip waveguide, thereby allowing good transmission or high isolation, respectively. The electromagnetic modeling of the proposed structure is performed using full-wave simulations and a transmission line model combined with a matrix-transfer approach, which takes into account the characteristics of the plasmons supported by the different graphene-strip waveguide sections of the device. The performance of the switch is evaluated versus different parameters of the structure, including surrounding dielectric media, electrostatic gating and waveguide dimensions.

Gomez-Diaz, J S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Zero-switching-loss inverters for high-power applications  

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The development of zero-switching-loss inverters has attracted much interest for industrial applications. The resonant dc link inverter (RDCLI) provides a simple and robust approach for realizing switching frequencies >20 kHz in multi-kilowatt systems but impresses substantial voltage stress (-- 2.5 supply voltage) across the devices. Two alternate topologies for realizing zero switching losses in high-power converters are proposed. The actively clamped resonant dc-link inverter (ACRLI) uses the concept of a lossless active clamp to restrict voltage stresses to only 1.3-1.5 supply voltage (V/sub s/) while maintaining a mode of operation similar to the RDCLI. For applications demanding substantially superior spectral performance, the resonant pole inverter (RPI), also called the quasi-resonant current mode inverter (QRCMI), is proposed as a viable topology. Detailed analysis, simulation, and experimental results are presented to verify operation principles of both power converters.

Divan, D.M.; Skibinski, G. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (USA). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Dynamic Switching of the Spin Circulation in Tapered Magnetic Nanodisks  

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Dynamic Switching of the Spin Dynamic Switching of the Spin Circulation in Tapered Magnetic Nanodisks Dynamic Switching of the Spin Circulation in Tapered Magnetic Nanodisks Print Monday, 22 April 2013 12:09 fischer-magnetic vortices Ferromagnetic NiFe disks (500-nm-wide and 20-nm-thick), were fabricated by e-beam lithography onto a waveguide structure. Field pulses, generated by launching current pulses into the waveguide trigger the magnetization dynamics in the elements. Using the soft x-ray microscope XM-1 providing 25-nm spatial resolution, circularly polarized soft x-rays give rise to XMCD contrast which allows to record an image of the in-plane circulation of the magnetic vortex. The topology of vortices-areas where there is a spinning motion around an imaginary axis-is a physical phenomenon which is found across a large

274

The 4X6 network: A new power switching scheme  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a new power delivery switching concept which is patented in the USA and Canada. The basic network has 4 nodes and 6 branches and so is called a 4 x 6 switching network. For larger substations, it has substantial advantages over the traditional double breaker, breaker and one-half, and breaker and one-third: up to 40% fewer breakers; higher reliability; and reduced station area in some cases. For some applications, it can provide lower short-circuit levels and bus ampacity ratings thorugh the judicious use of normally open circuit breakers. The concept is applicable to all types of conventional switchgear including SF6.

Page, R.; Nishikawara, K.; Stromotich, F. (Substation Planning Associates, West Vancouver, B.C. (CA))

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

High-Power Microwave Switch Employing Electron Beam Triggering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-power active microwave pulse compressor is described that modulates the quality factor Q of the energy storage cavity by a new means involving mode conversion controlled by a triggered electron-beam discharge through a switch cavity. The electron beam is emitted from a diamond-coated molybdenum cathode. This report describes the principle of operation, the design of the switch, the configuration used for the test, and the experimental results. The pulse compressor produced output pulses with 140 - Ã?Â?165 MW peak power, power gain of 16 - 20, and pulse duration of 16 - 20 ns at a frequency of 11.43 GHz.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

276

Charging characteritiscs of ultrananocrystalline diamond in RF MEMS capacitive switches.  

SciTech Connect

Modifications to a standard capacitive MEMS switch process have been made to allow the incorporation of ultra-nano-crystalline diamond as the switch dielectric. The impact on electromechanical performance is minimal. However, these devices exhibit uniquely different charging characteristics, with charging and discharging time constants 5-6 orders of magnitude quicker than conventional materials. This operation opens the possibility of devices which have no adverse effects of dielectric charging and can be operated near-continuously in the actuated state without significant degradation in reliability.

Sumant, A. V.; Goldsmith, C.; Auciello, O.; Carlisle, J.; Zheng, H.; Hwang, J. C. M.; Palego, C.; Wang, W.; Carpick, R.; Adiga, V.; Datta, A.; Gudeman, C.; O'Brien, S.; Sampath, S.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Transparent selective illumination means suitable for use in optically activated electrical switches and optically activated electrical switches constructed using same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A planar transparent light conducting means and an improved optically activated electrical switch made using the novel light conducting means are disclosed. The light conducting means further comprise light scattering means on one or more opposite planar surfaces thereof to transmit light from the light conducting means into adjacent media and reflective means on other surfaces of the light conducting means not containing the light scattering means. The optically activated electrical switch comprises at least two stacked photoconductive wafers, each having electrodes formed on both surfaces thereof, and separated by the planar transparent light conducting means. The light scattering means on the light conducting means face surfaces of the wafers not covered by the electrodes to transmit light from the light conducting means into the photoconductive wafers to uniformly illuminate and activate the switch.

Wilcox, Russell B. (Oakland, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics Arnold Neumaier Institut fur Mathematik, Universit://solon.cma.univie.ac.at/#24;neum/ Abstract. It is shown that, for a harmonic oscillator in the ground state, Bohmian mechanics and quantum mechanics predict values of opposite sign for certain time correlations. The discrepancy can

Neumaier, Arnold

279

Semiconductor-based all-optical switching for optical time-division multiplexed networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

All-optical switching will likely be required for future optical networks operating at data rates which exceed electronic processing speeds. Switches utilizing nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) are ...

Robinson, Bryan S. (Bryan Shawn), 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Optimal Transmission Switching in Electric Networks for Improved Economic Operations1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Optimal Transmission Switching in Electric Networks for Improved Economic Operations1 Emily. Abstract Growing demand for electric power seems to necessitate new transmission lines, but obstacles" bulk electric grid, one that is more controllable and flexible. Optimal transmission switching

Ferris, Michael C.

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281

Have You Switched to Compact Fluorescent Lights? Why or Why Not...  

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Switched to Compact Fluorescent Lights? Why or Why Not? Have You Switched to Compact Fluorescent Lights? Why or Why Not? May 1, 2009 - 1:52pm Addthis On Tuesday, John wrote about...

282

Performance of rearrangeable nonblocking 4×4 switch matrices on LiNbO3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design, fabrication, and characterization of rearrangeable nonblocking 4×4 switch matrices and the development of a novel ITO (indium-tin-oxide)/Au multilayer electrode that leads to low switching voltages and low DC drift is reported. ...

D. Hoffman; H. Heidrich; H. Ahlers; M. K. Fluge

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with  

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Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with application to energy-efficient windows Title Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with application to energy-efficient windows Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-1089E Year of Publication 2008 Authors Anders, André, Jonathan L. Slack, and Thomas J. Richardson Journal Thin Solid Films Volume 1 Date Published 08/2003 Call Number LBNL-1089E Abstract Proof-of-principle gas-reservoir MnNiMg electrochromic mirror devices have been investigated. In contrast to conventional electrochromic approaches, hydrogen is stored (at low concentration) in the gas volume between glass panes of the insulated glass units (IGUs). The elimination of a solid state ion storage layer simplifies the layer stack, enhances overall transmission, and reduces cost. The cyclic switching properties were demonstrated and system durability improved with the incorporation a thin Zr barrier layer between the MnNiMg layer and the Pd catalyst. Addition of 9% silver to the palladium catalyst further improved system durability. About 100 full cycles have been demonstrated before devices slow considerably. Degradation of device performance appears to be related to Pd catalyst mobility, rather than delamination or metal layer oxidation issues originally presumed likely to present significant challenges.

284

Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved photoconductive switch having a SIC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA); Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

285

A switch wrapper design for SNA on-chip-network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a design of a switch wrapper as a component of SNA (SoC network architecture), which is an efficient on-chip-network compared to a shared bus architecture in a SoC. The SNA uses crossbar routers to provide the increasing demand ...

Jiho Chang; Jongsu Yi; JunSeong Kim

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Switching Surge and Lightning Impact on Increasing Power Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the effect of transient overvoltages on increasing the power flow on the electric power transmission system. The report focuses on the effect of system changes on transient recovery voltage (TRV) duties imposed on circuit breakers, and the impact of switching surges, lightning, and sustained overvoltages on transmission line upgrading.

2006-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

287

Multiple crossbar network: A switched high-speed local network  

SciTech Connect

The Multiple Crossbar Network (MCN) is a prototype High-Speed Local Network at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It will interconnect supercomputers, network servers and workstations from various commercial vendors. The MCN can also serve as a backbone for message traffic between local area networks. The MCN is a switched local network of switching nodes called Cross-Point Stars (CPs). Hosts and CPs are connected by 800-Mbit/s (100-Mbyte/s) point-to-point ANSI High-Speed Channels. CPs include RISC-based network protocol processors called Crossbar Interfaces and a switching core called the Crossbar Switch. Protocols include physical, data link, intranet, and network access functionality. Various internet and transport protocols are intended to run above the MCN protocol suite. A network management and simple naming service is also included within the Los Alamos Network Architecture. Immediate applications include visualization. The MCN is intended to also serve as a framework for multicomputer applications. 36 refs., 10 figs.

Hoebelheinrich, R.; Thomsen, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Optical switching in midinfrared light-emitting diodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on the optical quenching of electroluminescence in midinfrared light-emitting diodes operating at 3.0 ?m. The source is based on a symmetrical double heterostructure with large band offsets and is effectively switched off using coherent visible light.

A. Krier; V. V. Sherstnev; H. H. Gao; A. M. Monahov; G. Hill

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Photonic Switching Techniques and Architecture for Next Generation Optical Networks  

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Currently, the growth in capacity demand is still increasing by the emergence of a large number of applications that dramatically increase bandwidth demand and generate a large number of resource requirements in the network. Since the emerging applications ... Keywords: Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG), Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), optical CMDA, optical switching, wavelength converters

Driss Benhaddou; Ghulam Chaudhry

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

SLS-a fast switch-level simulator [for MOS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SLS, a large-capacity, high-performance switch-level simulator developed to run on an IBM System/370 architecture is described. SLS uses a model which closely reflects the behavior of MOS circuits. The high performance is the result of mixing a compiled ...

Z. Barzilai; D. K. Beece; L. M. Huisman; V. S. Iyengar; G. M. Silberman

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Quantum coherent switch utilizing commensurate nanoelectrode and charge density periodicities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A quantum coherent switch having a substrate formed from a density wave (DW) material capable of having a periodic electron density modulation or spin density modulation, a dielectric layer formed onto a surface of the substrate that is orthogonal to an intrinsic wave vector of the DW material; and structure for applying an external spatially periodic electrostatic potential over the dielectric layer.

Harrison, Neil (Santa Fe, NM); Singleton, John (Los Alamos, NM); Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

292

Capacity allocation for long tailed traffic in packet switching networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The packet switching techniques are under evolution. The conventional "best effort" approach will no longer be the dominant service. The next generation of IP networks must provide the QoS to customers. Inadequacy is obvious when the conventional capacity ... Keywords: QoS, capacity allocation, delay bound, diffServ, resource optimization, self-similarity

Xian Liu

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Battery/Charger Load Switch Approximates Ideal Diode  

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Abstract: Two circuits are described. The first uses external MOSFETs driven by the Power OK (POK) output of a Li-cell charger IC (MAX8814), to switch a load between battery and charging source without intervention from a microcontroller or system software. For charger ICs without a POK output (such as the MAX1507), the second circuit does the same switching using MOSFETs and a comparator (MAX920). A similar version of this article appeared in the July 19, 2010 issue of Electronic Design magazine. Most rechargeable battery-powered systems include a switch that connects the load either to the battery or to a source of charging power. Without it, a system with depleted battery may not operate immediately when plugged in. A switching circuit also allows the system to operate on adapter power while the battery is charging. The simplest and lowest-cost method for this battery/adapter power handoff is a diode-OR connection. The load connects to each power source (battery and adapter) through separate Schottky diodes, so power is applied by the higher voltage—battery or adapter. The drawback to this approach is the power loss (P D = I BATTERYV DIODE) and voltage drop (V DIODE = 0.350V at 0.5A, from the PMEG2010AEH data sheet) incurred when the battery services the load. Such losses may not be significant for high-voltage multicell batteries, but for 1-cell Li+ batteries or 2–4 cell NiMh batteries, the percentages of power loss and diode drop across the blocking diode are considerable. The circuit of Figure 1 switches loads with a voltage drop of only 45mV at 0.5A, which is a head-room improvement of 350mV-

Budge Ing; Hubert Bugajski

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Analysis of a laser induced plasma in high pressure SF6 gas for high-voltage, high-current switching.  

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??The Laser Triggered Switch Program at Sandia National Laboratories is an intensive development study to understand and optimize the laser triggered gas switch (LTGS) for… (more)

Clark, Waylon

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

An analytical model for input-buffered optical packet switches with reconfiguration overhead  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overhead associated with reconfiguring a switch fabric in optical packet switches is an important issue in relation to the packet transmission time and can adversely affect switch performance. The reconfiguration overhead increases the mean waiting ... Keywords: Batch arrival, Discrete-time system, Optical communication, Stochastic analysis, Stochastic decomposition

Kuan-Hung Chou; Woei Lin

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Research Note---Online Users' Switching Costs: Their Nature and Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The highly competitive and rapidly changing market for online services is becoming increasingly effective at locking users in through the coercive effects of switching costs. Although the information systems field increasingly recognizes that switching ... Keywords: online consumer behavior, partial least squares, structural equation modeling, survey data, switching costs

Soumya Ray; Sung S. Kim; James G. Morris

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Design of a wideband multi-standard antenna switch for wireless communication devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A wideband Low Power Single Pole 6-Throw (SP6T) antenna switch has been designed for GSM/DCS/802.11b mobile standards using a newly improved architecture and fabricated using a pseudomorphic depletion mode 0.18@mm HEMT GaAs process. The switch exhibits ... Keywords: Antenna switch, GaAs, MMIC, Mobile telecommunications, Wideband, pHEMT transistors

Vlad Marian; Jacques Verdier; Bruno Allard; Christian Vollaire

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Application of Soft-switching Technology in the Photovoltaic Array Simulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The PV array simulator is the analog DC input device which is indispensable in the development and debugging of the solar PV grid-connected inverter. As the inverter switching frequency becomes larger and larger, the simulator as the analog input also ... Keywords: PV array simulator, Soft-switching technology, Zero-voltage zero-current switching phase-shifted full-bridge circuit

Chen Ya-ai, Shi Yu-teng

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Time-stepping numerical simulation of switched circuits within the nonsmooth dynamical systems approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The numerical integration of switching circuits is known to be a tough issue when the number of switches is large, or when sliding modes exist. Then, classical analog simulators may behave poorly, or even fail. In this paper, it is shown on two examples ... Keywords: analog simulation, backward Euler algorithm, complementarity dynamical systems, complementarity problems, multivalued systems, power converters, switching circuits, unilateral state constraints

Vincent Acary; Olivier Bonnefon; Bernard Brogliato

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Intelligent Switching System Methodology and Its Application in Complex Process Control System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The switching system can be viewed as a kind of hybrid systems because it with both continuous state variables and discrete state variables. Viewing the controller as hierarchical, then the switch strategy belongs to the higher hierarchy. It represents ... Keywords: intelligent switching system, hybrid systems, fuzzy logic, complex process control, coke oven

Junwei Gao; Yangdong Ye; Tianyun Shi; Qiuhua Jiang; Limin Jia

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Asymmetric Ferromagnet-Superconductor-Ferromagnet Switch  

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In layered ferromagnet-superconductor-ferromagnet F{sub 1} /S/F{sub 2} structures, the critical temperature T{sub c} of the superconductors depends on the magnetic orientation of the ferromagnetic layers F{sub 1} and F{sub 2} relative to each other. So far, the experimentally observed magnitude of change in T{sub c} for structures utilizing weak ferromagnets has been 2 orders of magnitude smaller than is expected from calculations. We theoretically show that such a discrepancy can result from the asymmetry of F/S boundaries, and we test this possibility by performing experiments on structures where F{sub 1} and F{sub 2} are independently varied. Our experimental results indicate that asymmetric boundaries are not the source of the discrepancy. If boundary asymmetry is causing the suppressed magnitude of T{sub c} changes, it may only be possible to detect in structures with thinner ferromagnetic layers.

Cadden-Zimansky, P.; Bazaliy, Ya.B.; Litvak, L.M.; Jiang, J.S.; Pearson, J.; Gu, J.Y.; You, Chun-Yeol; Beasley, M.R.; Bader, S.D.

2011-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

302

Spectrographic temperature measurement of a high power breakdown arc in a high pressure gas switch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure for obtaining an approximate temperature value of conducting plasma generated during self-break closure of a RIMFIRE gas switch is described. The plasma is in the form of a breakdown arc which conducts approximately 12 kJ of energy in 1 {mu}s. A spectrographic analysis of the trigger-section of the 6-MV RIMFIRE laser triggered gas switch used in Sandia National Laboratory's ''Z-Machine'' has been made. It is assumed that the breakdown plasma has sufficiently approached local thermodynamic equilibrium allowing a black-body temperature model to be applied. This model allows the plasma temperature and radiated power to be approximated. The gas dielectric used in these tests was pressurized SF{sub 6}. The electrode gap is set at 4.59 cm for each test. The electrode material is stainless steel and insulator material is poly(methyl methacrylate). A spectrum range from 220 to 550 nanometers has been observed and calibrated using two spectral irradiance lamps and three spectrograph gratings. The approximate plasma temperature is reported.

Yeckel, Christopher; Curry, Randy [Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Center for Physical and Power Electronics, University of Missouri--Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211 (United States)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

303

A PWM method for reduction of switching loss in a full-bridge inverter  

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This paper presents the ``hybrid pulsewidth modulation`` (HPWM) method which requires only two of the four switches in a full-bridge inverter to be pulsewidth-modulated at high frequency, thus significantly reducing the switching losses in the other two switches. For triangular carriers, HPWM has the same frequency spectrum and switching losses as the conventional unipolar PM (UPWM). A low-frequency model for a fast-switching HPWM full-bridge inverter with high-quality output is described, and is substantiated by experimental data.

Lai, R.S.; Ngo, K.D.T. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Mechanisms of Thermohaline Mode Switching with Application to Warm Equable Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-box model of haline and thermal mode overturning is developed to study thermohaline oscillations found in a number of ocean general circulation models and that might have occurred in warm equable paleoclimates. By including convective ...

Rong Zhang; Michael Follows; John Marshall

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Micro-opto-mechanical switching and tuning for integrated optical systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Integrated optical circuits have the potential to lower manufacturing and operating costs and enhance the functionality of optical systems in a manner similar to what has been achieved by integrating electronic circuits. ...

Nielson, Gregory Nolan, 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

The Usefulness of Bi-Level Switching; Original Technical Note: November 1998. Revised August, 1999  

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California's Title 24 Energy Efficiency Building Standard requires multiple lighting level control in all individual offices. Usually, this requirement is fulfilled using bi-level switching. With bi-level switching, each office occupant is provided with two wall switches near the doorway to control their lights. In a typical installation, one switch would control 1/3 of the fluorescent lamps in the ceiling lighting system, while the other switch would control the remaining 2/3 of the lamps. This allows four possible light levels: OFF, 1/3, 2/3 and FULL lighting. Because it has been required by building code since 1983, bi-level switching is common in California office buildings. However, there is no published evidence showing that occupants sometimes use just one switch rather than just switching on both switches when entering the room. Consequently, some have questioned whether bi-level switching is a necessary or desirable requirement for typical office buildings. In fact, the draft national standard, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1989K apparently does not require bi-level switching at all.

Building Technologies Department

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Interprocessor bus switching system for simultaneous communication in plural bus parallel processing system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A bus switching apparatus and method for multiple processor computer systems comprises a plurality of bus switches interconnected by branch buses. Each processor or other module of the system is connected to a spigot of a bus switch. Each bus switch also serves as part of a backplane of a modular crate hardware package. A processor initiates communication with another processor by identifying that other processor. The bus switch to which the initiating processor is connected identifies and secures, if possible, a path to that other processor, either directly or via one or more other bus switches which operate similarly. If a particular desired path through a given bus switch is not available to be used, an alternate path is considered, identified and secured. 11 figures.

Atac, R.; Fischler, M.S.; Husby, D.E.

1991-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

308

Realizing load reduction functions by aperiodic switching of load groups  

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This paper investigates the problem of scheduling ON/OFF switching of residential appliances under the control of a Load Management System (LMS). The scheduling process is intended to reduce the controlled appliances` power demand in accordance with a predefined load reduction profile. To solve this problem, a solution approach, based on the methodology of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), is introduced. This approach provides a flexible mathematical basis for studying different aspects of the scheduling problem. The conventional practices in this area are shown to be special cases of the PWM technique. By applying the PWM-based technique to the scheduling problem, important classes of scheduling errors are identified and analytical expressions describing them are derived. These expressions are shown to provide sufficient information to compensate for the errors. Detailed simulations of load groups` response to switching actions are use to support conclusions of this study.

Navid-Azarbaijani, N. [McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Banakar, M.H. [CAE Electronics Ltd., St. Laurent, Quebec (Canada)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Microsoft Word - BingenSwitchDisposition_CXMemo.doc  

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

7, 2012 7, 2012 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Joan Kendall Realty Specialist - TERR-3 Proposed Action: Bingen Substation Sectionalizing Switches Disposition Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.24 Property Transfers Location: Klickitat County, Washington Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to sell two sectionalizing switches owned by BPA but located on PacifiCorp's Condit-Powerdale 69-kilovolt (kV) line in and adjacent to the Bingen Substation. BPA sold the Bingen substation to Klickitat County PUD in 1997 but retained ownership rights to inspect, maintain, repair, and replace its remaining revenue meters,

310

Anisotropic high temperature superconductors as variable resistors and switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several anisotropic high temperature superconductors show critical current densities which are strongly dependent on the direction of an applied external magnetic field. The resistance of a sample can change by several orders of magnitude by applying a magnetic field. The potential for using the field dependent variable resistor or switch for applications in power systems is evaluated. Test results with small samples are presented. The requirements for large scale applications are outlined. The magnetic field triggering requirement, the frequency response of the device, use in 60 Hz ac circuits and heat transfer consideration are investigated. Several application examples are discussed. Use of variable resistor as a fault current limiter, as a switching element in rectifier circuitry and as an improved dump resistor for a superconducting magnet is presented.

Boenig, H.J.; Daugherty, M.A.; Fleshler, S.; Maley, M.P.; Mueller, F.M.; Prenger, F.C.; Coulter, J.Y.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

A Single Transistor Three Phase Resonant Switch For High Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Existing 34, ac-dc low-harmonic rectiifiers are costly and require complex control schemes to minimize input current harmonics. Introduced here are three new classes of low cost 34, ac-dc high power factorllow harmonic controlled rectifiers. These are derived from parent dc-dc convrter topologies containing boost-type inputs, buck-type inputs and qwsi resonant zero-current-switch (ZCS) buck-type inputs. With a single active switch in addition to the diode bridge rectijier, the converters are capable of drawing a high quality input current waveform naturally at nearly unity power factor. Thus a simple 34, ac-dc high paver factor rechifie7 is obtained. Simulation and experimental results are supplied to demonstrate the validity of the concept. 1.

Esam Ismail; Robert W. Erickson

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Electro-optical switching and memory display device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electro-optical display device having a housing with wall means including one transparent wall and at least one other wall. Counter electrodes are positioned on the transparent wall and display electrodes are positioned on the other wall with both electrodes in electrically conductive relationship with an electrolyte. Circuits means are connected to the display and counter electrodes to apply different predetermined control potentials between them. The display electrodes are covered with a thin electrically conductive polymer film that is characterized according to the invention by having embedded in it pigment molecules as counter ions. The display device is operable to be switched to a plurality of different visual color states at an exceptionally rapid switching rate while each of the color states is characterized by possessing good color intensity and definition.

Skotheim, T.A.; O' Grady, W.E.; Linkous, C.A.

1983-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

313

Lyons Switch, Oklahoma: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Switch, Oklahoma: Energy Resources Switch, Oklahoma: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 35.7749095°, -94.6915484° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.7749095,"lon":-94.6915484,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

314

Bistability in the sine-Gordon equation: The ideal switch  

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The sine-Gordon equation, used as the representative nonlinear wave equation, presents a bistable behavior resulting from nonlinearity and generating hysteresis properties. We show that the process can be understood in a comprehensive analytical formulation and that it is a generic property of nonlinear systems possessing a natural band gap. The approach allows one to discover that the sine-Gordon equation can work as an ideal switch by reaching a transmissive regime with vanishing driving amplitude.

Khomeriki, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Astroparticules CNRS-UMR5207, Universite Montpellier 2, 34095 Montpellier (France); Physics Department, Tbilisi State University, 0128 Tbilisi (Georgia); Leon, J. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Astroparticules CNRS-UMR5207, Universite Montpellier 2, 34095 Montpellier (France)

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Study of Outage Request Switching and Clearance Forms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many organizations can benefit from this research by improving the information content and the quality of their switching and clearance forms, hence avoiding errors and improving worker and system safety. Also, many utilities are consolidating or standardizing procedures and documents used by formerly independent utilities. This situation presents an opportunity for developing more effective documents, but hitherto there has been little basis other than custom or personal preference for choosing among po...

2006-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

316

Disconnect Switch: laboratory testing and analysis of field aged samples  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work reported in this technical update is part of an ongoing Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) effort to improve the balance of station equipment life management; this report presents results of investigations of issues, typical problems, and utility maintenance needs concerning substation high-voltage disconnect and grounding switches.This project phase included a needs assessment and research roadmap development to identify and address maintenance and other life ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

317

Assessment of High-Voltage Disconnect Switch Maintenance Practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update is part of an on-going EPRI effort to improve the balance of station equipment life management. It presents the initial results of investigations of issues, typical problems, and utility maintenance needs regarding station disconnect and grounding switches. Reliable and safe life-cycle management of substations requires timely and effective maintenance based on accurate inspection practices and knowledge of equipment conditions. In addition to tending to transformers and circuit bre...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

318

A study of explosively formed fuse (EFF) opening switch resistance  

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Many pulsed power experiments need pulse shaping to optimize the power flow from a flux compression generator (FCG) to an experimental load. In a laboratory environment this can be a simple task where the switches are not destroyed. However, in experiments with high explosives, where a large amount of damage occurs, a single use EFF opening switch may be a good choice. In an EFF, explosives are used to thin a current carrying sheet of aluminum as it is forced into a grooved dye. The current is modified by the time dependent changes in resistance as the aluminum is stretched. We will correlate the hydrodynamic effects with resistance. The hydrodynamic profile is determined by Mesa-2D, a well proven hydrodynamics computer code, and MA THEMA TICA is used convert material contours into total resistance using the resistivity as a function of time from various sources. Experimentally, we will determine the actual resistance and compare it with the calculated values. We have used these switches for decades but still do not understand the details of the physics. The resistance change may be due to several processes but in this paper we will concentrate on stretching as the most important contribution. Also, in this paper we will compare the details of the hydrodynamics with the details of experimental and calculated resistance and hopefully generate a predictive model for future designs with other geometries and materials.

Oona, Henn [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goforth, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Herrera, Dennis H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tasker, Douglas G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Torres, D. T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

319

Active high-power RF switch and pulse compression system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power RF switching device employs a semiconductor wafer positioned in the third port of a three-port RF device. A controllable source of directed energy, such as a suitable laser or electron beam, is aimed at the semiconductor material. When the source is turned on, the energy incident on the wafer induces an electron-hole plasma layer on the wafer, changing the wafer's dielectric constant, turning the third port into a termination for incident RF signals, and. causing all incident RF signals to be reflected from the surface of the wafer. The propagation constant of RF signals through port 3, therefore, can be changed by controlling the beam. By making the RF coupling to the third port as small as necessary, one can reduce the peak electric field on the unexcited silicon surface for any level of input power from port 1, thereby reducing risk of damaging the wafer by RF with high peak power. The switch is useful to the construction of an improved pulse compression system to boost the peak power of microwave tubes driving linear accelerators. In this application, the high-power RF switch is placed at the coupling iris between the charging waveguide and the resonant storage line of a pulse compression system. This optically controlled high power RF pulse compression system can handle hundreds of Megawatts of power at X-band.

Tantawi, Sami G. (San Mateo, CA); Ruth, Ronald D. (Woodside, CA); Zolotorev, Max (Mountain View, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Testing quantum mechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As experiments continue to push the quantum-classical boundary to include increasingly complex dynamical systems, the interpretation of experimental data becomes more and more challenging: when the observations are noisy, indirect, and limited, how can we be sure that we are observing quantum behavior? This tutorial highlights some of the difficulties in such experimental tests of quantum mechanics, using optomechanics as the central example, and discusses how the issues can be resolved using techniques from statistics and insights from quantum information theory.

Mankei Tsang

2013-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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321

High-Power Plasma Switch for 11.4 GHz Microwave Pulse Compressor  

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Results obtained in several experiments on active RF pulse compression at X-band using a magnicon as the high-power RF source are presented. In these experiments, microwave energy was stored in high-Q TE01 and TE02 modes of two parallel-fed resonators, and then discharged using switches activated with rapidly fired plasma discharge tubes. Designs and high-power tests of several versions of the compressor are described. In these experiments, coherent pulse superposition was demonstrated at a 5–9 MW level of incident power. The compressed pulses observed had powers of 50–70 MW and durations of 40–70 ns. Peak power gains were measured to be in the range of 7:1–11:1 with efficiency in the range of 50–63%.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2010-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

322

Square-wave switching by crossed-polarization gain modulation in vertical-cavity semiconductor lasers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study experimentally and theoretically the effects of crossed-polarization reinjection (XPR) on the output characteristics of a vertical-cavity semiconductor laser. We find a set of parameters values for which each polarization component develops a square-wave modulation at a period close to twice the reinjection delay. We analyze the regularity of this modulation in terms of the laser pumping current and of the reinjection level. These observations are numerically reproduced within the spin-flip model modified to account for XPR. In particular, the degradation of the square-wave switching is linked to the finite value of the spin-flip rate, and it occurs when the current approaches the boundaries of polarization bistability.

Mulet, J.; Giudici, M.; Javaloyes, J.; Balle, S. [Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avancats, CSIC UIB, E-07071 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

323

New single-switch three-phase high power factor rectifiers using multi-resonant zero current switching  

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Abstract — A new family of single-switch three-phase highpower-factor rectifiers, which have continuous input and output currents, is introduced. By using a multiresonant scheme, the transistor operates with zero-current switching (ZCS), and the diodes operate with zero-voltage switching (ZVS). These multiresonant rectifiers with a single transistor are capable of drawing a higher quality input-current waveform at nearly unity power factor and lower stresses than quasi-resonant rectifiers. Buck-type converters are used for the power stage, and, hence, the output voltage is lower than the input voltage. Moreover, these rectifiers have a wide load range and low stresses on semiconductor devices. From the analysis, normalized characteristics of the rectifier are derived. The design and breadboard implementation of the rectifier delivering 147 V? ™ at 6 kW from a 30 240-V???@vvA input is described. The total harmonic distortion (THD) of the line current is less than 5%, and the system efficiency is about 94% at the full load. Index Terms — Frequency control, multiresonant, power factor correction (PFC), resonant converters, three-phase rectifiers,

Yungtaek Jang; Robert W. Erickson

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

A simple methodology for observing fracture process of nano ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple methodology for observing mechanical properties of nanocomposite Part 1: interfacial properties in an Epoxy Clay Nanocomposites. ...

325

Photometric observations from theoretical flip-flop models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some active stars show a so-called flip-flop phenomenon in which the main spot activity periodically switches between two active longitudes that are 180 degrees apart. In this paper we study the flip-flop phenomenon by converting results from dynamo calculations into long-term synthetic photometric observations, which are then compared to the real stellar observations. We show that similar activity patterns as obtained from flip-flop dynamo calculations, can also be seen in the observations. The long-term light-curve behaviour seen in the synthesised data can be used for finding new stars exhibiting the flip-flop phenomenon.

H. Korhonen; D. Elstner

2005-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

326

V-010: 3Com, HP, and H3C Switches SNMP Configuration Lets Remote Users Take  

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

10: 3Com, HP, and H3C Switches SNMP Configuration Lets Remote 10: 3Com, HP, and H3C Switches SNMP Configuration Lets Remote Users Take Administrative Actions V-010: 3Com, HP, and H3C Switches SNMP Configuration Lets Remote Users Take Administrative Actions October 25, 2012 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: 3Com, HP, and H3C Switches SNMP Configuration Lets Remote Users Take Administrative Actions PLATFORM: 3COM, and H3C Routers & Switches Specific products and model numbers is provided in the vendor's advisory. ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in 3Com, HP, and H3C Switches. REFERENCE LINKS: HP Support document ID: c03515685 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027694 CVE-2012-3268 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High DISCUSSION: A remote user with knowledge of the SNMP public community string can access potentially sensitive data (e.g., user names, passwords) in the

327

Triggering GaAs lock-on switches with laser diode arrays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many of the applications that require the unique capabilities of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches (PCSS) demand a compact package. We have been able to demonstrate that GaAs switches operated in the high gain mode called lock-on'' meet the required electrical switching parameters of several such applications using small switch sizes. The only light source that has enough power to trigger a PCSS and is compatible with a small package is a laser diode. This paper will describe the progress that leads to the triggering of high power PCSS switches with laser diodes. Our goal is to switch up to 5 kA in a single shot mode and up to 100 MW repetitively at up to 10 kHz. These goals are feasible since the switches can be used in parallel or in series. Low light level triggering became possible after the discovery of a high electric field, high gain switching mode in GaAs (and later in InP). At electric fields below 3 kV/cm GaAs switches are activated by creation of, at most, only one conduction electron- valence hole pair per photon absorbed in the sample. This linear mode demands high laser power and, after the light is extinguished, the carriers live for only a few nanoseconds. At higher electric fields GaAs behaves as a light activated Zener diode. The laser light generates carriers as in the linear mode and the field induces gain such that the amount of light required to trigger the switch is reduced by a factor of up to 500. The gain continues until the field across the sample drops to a material dependent lock-on field. At this point the switch will carry as much current as, and for as long as, the circuit can maintain the lock-on field. The gain in the switch allows for the use of laser diodes. 8 refs., 11 figs.

Loubriel, G.M.; Helgeson, W.D.; McLaughlin, D.L.; O'Malley, M.W.; Zutavern, F.J. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Rosen, A.; Stabile, P.J. (David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, NJ (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Reversible Mode Switching in Y coupled Terahertz Lasers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electrically independent terahertz (THz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) are optically coupled in a Y configuration. Dual frequency, electronically switchable emission is achieved in one QCL using an aperiodic grating, designed using computer-generated hologram techniques, incorporated directly into the QCL waveguide by focussed ion beam milling. Multi-moded emission around 2.9 THz is inhibited, lasing instead occurring at switchable grating-selected frequencies of 2.88 and 2.92 THz. This photonic control and switching behaviour is selectively and reversibly transferred to the second, unmodified QCL via evanescent mode coupling, without the transfer of the inherent grating losses.

Marshall, Owen P; Khairuzzaman, Md; Beere, Harvey E; Ritchie, David A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Klystron switching power supplies for the Internation Linear Collider  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The International Linear Collider is a majestic High Energy Physics particle accelerator that will give physicists a new cosmic doorway to explore energy regimes beyond the reach of today's accelerators. ILC will complement the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a proton-proton collider at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, by producing electron-positron collisions at center of mass energy of about 500 GeV. In particular, the subject of this dissertation is the R&D for a solid state Marx Modulator and relative switching power supply for the International Linear Collider Main LINAC Radio Frequency stations.

Fraioli, Andrea; /Cassino U. /INFN, Pisa

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

ICC rail-rate proposal could peril coal switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New Interstate Commerce Commission guidelines allowing railroads to increase coal-freight rates as much as 15% above inflation could discourage industrial fuel substitution. Final guidelines will be published after the public-comment period. Dropping oil prices have already weakened industry interest in fuel switching. Rail costs already make up 25 to 60% of coal costs, and moves to deregulate rail freight will further raise costs where railroads have a monopoly. New legislation for a slurry pipeline could introduce competition if eminent domain issues are resolved. (DCK)

Betts, M.

1983-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

331

Compliant mechanisms  

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The motivation for this work has been a variety of motions like navigation of pipelines, insertion operations in assembly, and gripping actions, which require the adaptation of the mechanism to the external constraints, rather than avoid them. To this effect, efforts have been made in building mechanisms that obtain the required degrees of freedom through deformations rather than explicit joints in them. Although the use of many joints provides the required number of degrees of freedom, it does so at the cost of making the system very bulky and complex. With the advent of new polymers, the possibility of building joint-free mechanisms that fulfil the requirements of adaptation has increased. Based on this approach, a Magneto Active Polymer (MAP) material has been developed here at the Texas A\\&M University, in which the actuation is performed by the conversion of electromagnetic energy into mechanical energy. The initial experimentation has proved the vast potential of the use of such a material and a few mechanisms like a magneto active peristaltic pump, have been designed and tested for the first time using this material. In this mechanism, the pumping action is obtained when a moving magnetic field produces peristaltic waves in the magneto active material shaped as a tube. Also for the first time, experiments have been conducted to analyze the response of the MAP material to a pulsating magnetic field with the intent of using the experimental results to develop a model of the MAP. In developing the design for the peristaltic pump and other conceptual models described in this thesis, ideas have been drawn from the different modes of locomotion and actuators present in lower organisms. These have been good sources of inspiration for the work done in this thesis and they have been documented in detail.

Venkataraghavan, Janarthanan T

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Stabilizing control of parallel AC-DC power transmission systems by approximate switching curve  

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A method to improve the transient stability of bulk power transmission system is presented. The method stabilizes the control of parallel ac-dc transmission systems using an approximate switching curve. The optimal switching curve is approximated by a power series and the resulting switching curve is determined independent of type and duration of faults that occur to the system. In addition, coefficients of the switching curve can be calculated on a off-line basis which allows use of simple on-line algebraic calculations in emergency conditions.

Ichiyanagi, K.; Kobayashi, H.; Kakehu, H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Diode Pumped Actively Q switched Tm:YAG Ring Laser Operation at ...  

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May 3, 2010 ... by using the compound parabolic concentrator in. 2002 [12]. However, there's less reports on Q switched operation of Tm:YAG laser. Low gain ...

334

A dual-channel flux-switching permanent magnet motor for hybrid electric vehicles  

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The flux-switching permanent magnet (FSPM) motor is a relatively novel brushless machine having both magnets and concentrated windings in the stator

Wei Hua; Zhongze Wu; Ming Cheng; Baoan Wang; Jianzhong Zhang; Shigui Zhou

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Resonant snubber based soft-switching inverters for electric propulsion drives  

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This paper summarizes recently developed soft-switching inverters and proposes two alternative options for electric propulsion drives. The newly developed soft-switching inverter employs an auxiliary switch and a resonant inductor per phase to produce a zero voltage across the main switch so that the main switch can turn on at the zero-voltage condition. Both the auxiliary switch and the resonant inductor are operating at a fractional duty, and thus are small in size as compared to the main inverter circuit components. Operation modes in a complete zero-voltage switching cycle for the single-phase soft-switching inverter are described in detail with graphical explanations. The circuit operation was first verified by a computer simulation and then tested with an 1-kW single-phase and an 100-kW three-phase inverters. Experimental results are presented to show the superior performance in efficiency improvement, EMI reduction, and dv/dt reduction of the proposed soft-switching inverters.

Lai, J.S.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Thermodynamic, Raman and electrical switching studies on Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} (4 {<=} x {<=} 20) glasses  

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We have investigated thermal properties of bulk Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} (4 {data obtained from different thermodynamic quantities and it is found that the Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} glasses in the region 12 {<=} x {<=} 17 are more stable when compared to other glasses of the same series. Further, the blueshift observed in Raman spectroscopy investigations, in the composition range 12 {<=} x {<=} 13, support the occurrence of stiffness threshold in this composition range. All Si{sub 15}Te{sub 85-x}Ag{sub x} (4 {<=} x {<=} 20) glasses are found to exhibit memory type switching (for sample thickness 0.25 mm) in the input current range 3-9 mA. The effect of rigidity percolation and chemical thresholds on switching voltages are observed at x = 12 and 19, respectively.

Rao Gunti, Srinivasa [Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Asokan, Sundarrajan [Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Applied Photonics Initiative, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Acceleration Mechanisms  

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Glossary I. Background and context of the subject II. Stochastic acceleration III. Resonant scattering IV. Diffusive shock acceleration V. DSA at multiple shocks VI. Applications of DSA VII. Acceleration by parallel electric fields VIII. Other acceleration mechanisms IX. Future directions X. Appendix: Quasilinear equations XI. Bibliography

Melrose, D B

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A combinatorial histidine scanning library approach to engineer highly pH-dependent protein switches  

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There is growing interest in the development of protein switches, which are proteins whose function, such as binding a target molecule, can be modulated through environmental triggers. Efforts to engineer highly pH sensitive protein-protein interactions typically rely on the rational introduction of ionizable groups in the protein interface. Such experiments are typically time intensive and often sacrifice the protein's affinity at the permissive pH. The underlying thermodynamics of proton-linkage dictate that the presence of multiple ionizable groups, which undergo a pK{sub a} change on protein binding, are necessary to result in highly pH-dependent binding. To test this hypothesis, a novel combinatorial histidine library was developed where every possible combination of histidine and wild-type residue is sampled throughout the interface of a model anti-RNase A single domain VHH antibody. Antibodies were coselected for high-affinity binding and pH-sensitivity using an in vitro, dual-function selection strategy. The resulting antibodies retained near wild-type affinity yet became highly sensitive to small decreases in pH, drastically decreasing their binding affinity, due to the incorporation of multiple histidine groups. Several trends were observed, such as histidine 'hot-spots,' which will help enhance the development of pH switch proteins as well as increase our understanding of the role of ionizable residues in protein interfaces. Overall, the combinatorial approach is rapid, general, and robust and should be capable of producing highly pH-sensitive protein affinity reagents for a number of different applications.

Murtaugh, Megan L.; Fanning, Sean W.; Sharma, Tressa M.; Terry, Alexandra M.; Horn, James R. (NIU)

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

339

Electrically operated magnetic switch designed to display reduced leakage inductance  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrically operated magnetic switch is disclosed herein for use in opening and closing a circuit between two terminals depending upon the voltage across these terminals. The switch so disclosed is comprised of a ferrite core in the shape of a toroid having opposing ends and opposite inner and outer sides and an arrangement of electrically conductive components defining at least one current flow path which makes a number of turns around the core. This arrangement of components includes a first plurality of electrically conducive rigid rods parallel with and located outside the outer side of the core and a second plurality of electrically conductive rigid rods parallel with and located inside the inner side of the core. The arrangement also includes means for electrically connecting these rods together so that the define the current flow path. In one embodiment, this latter means uses rigid cross-tab means. In another, preferred embodiment, printed circuits on rigid dielectric substrates located on opposite ends of the core are utilized to interconnect the rods together.

Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Electrically operated magnetic switch designed to display reduced leakage inductance  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrically operated magnetic switch is disclosed herein for use in opening and closing a circuit between two terminals depending upon the voltage across these terminals. The switch so disclosed is comprised of a ferrite core in the shape of a toroid having opposing ends and opposite inner and outer sides and an arrangement of electrically conductive components defining at least one current flow path which makes a number of turns around the core. This arrangement of components includes a first plurality of electrically conducive rigid rods parallel with and located outside the outer side of the core and a second plurality of electrically conductive rigid rods parallel with and located inside the inner side of the core. The arrangement also includes means for electrically connecting these rods together so that the define the current flow path. In one embodiment, this latter means uses rigid cross-tab means. In another, preferred embodiment, printed circuits on rigid dielectric substrates located on opposite ends of the core are utilized to interconnect the rods together. 10 figures.

Cook, E.G.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Alloy by Double Mechanical Milling  

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

342

Molecular mechanisms of intercellular communication: transmembrane signaling  

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This short discussion of transmembrane signaling depicts a particular class of signaling devices whose functional characteristics may well be representative of broader classes of membrane switches. These multicomponent aggregates are characterized by tight organization of interacting components which function by conformational interactions to provide sensitive, amplified, rapid, and modulated responses. It is clear that the essential role of such switches in cell-cell interactions necessitated their appearance early in the history of the development of multicellular organisms. It also seems clear that once such devices made their appearance, the conformationally interactive moieties were firmly locked into a regulatory relationship. Since modification of interacting components could perturb or interfere with the functional integrity of the whole switch, genetic drift was only permitted at the input and outflow extremes. However, the GTP binding moiety and its interacting protein domains on contiguous portions of the receptor and readout components were highly conserved. The observed stringent evolutionary conservation of the molecular features of these membrane switches thus applies primarily to the central (GTP binding) elements. An extraordinary degree of variation was permitted within the domains of signal recognition and enzymatic output. Thus, time and evolution have adapted the central logic of the regulatory algorithm to serve a great variety of cellular purposes and to recognize a great variety of chemical and physical signals. This is exemplified by the richness of the hormonal and cellular dialogues found in primates such as man. Here the wealth of intercellular communiation can support the composition and performance of symphonies and the study of cellular immunology.

Bitensky, M.W.; George, J.S.; Siegel, H.N.; McGregor, D.M.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Direct Observation of Toughening Mechanism of Nano-Twins in ...  

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Abstract Scope, Strombus gigas conch shell, which is composed of 99 vol. ... Electric Contact Measurements during Indentation of Compliant Carbon ...

344

A ``triple sea-ice state'' mechanism for the abrupt warming and synchronous ice sheet collapses during Heinrich events  

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changes. This weak coupling can lead to a ``nonlinear phase locking'' of the different ice sheets whichA ``triple sea-ice state'' mechanism for the abrupt warming and synchronous ice sheet collapses. [1] Abrupt, switch-like, changes in sea ice cover are proposed as a mechanism for the large

Sayag, Roiy

345

Light-induced switching in the back-gated organic transistors with built-in conduction channel  

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We report on observation of a light-induced switching of the conductance in the back-gated organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) with built-in conduction channel. In the studied devices, the built-in channel is formed owing to the self-sensitized photo-oxidation of rubrene surface. In the dark, the back gate controls the charge injection from metal contacts into the built-in channel: the high-current ON state corresponds to zero or negative back-gate voltage; the low-current OFF state - to a positive back-gate voltage that blocks the Schottky contacts. Illumination of the OFET in the OFF state with a short pulse of light switches the device into the ON state that persists in the dark for days. The OFF state can be restored by cycling the back gate voltage. The observed effect can be explained by screening of the back-gate electric field by the charges photo-generated in the bulk of organic semiconductor.

V. Podzorov; V. M. Pudalov; M. E. Gershenson

2004-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

346

Integration of planar transformer and/or planar inductor with power switches in power converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power converter integrates at least one planar transformer comprising a multi-layer transformer substrate and/or at least one planar inductor comprising a multi-layer inductor substrate with a number of power semiconductor switches physically and thermally coupled to a heat sink via one or more multi-layer switch substrates.

Chen, Kanghua (Canton, MI); Ahmed, Sayeed (Canton, MI); Zhu, Lizhi (Canton, MI)

2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

347

Dynamic load balancing in IP-over-WDM optical burst switching networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we consider the problem of dynamic load balancing in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-based optical burst switching (OBS) networks. We propose a load balancing scheme based on adaptive alternate routing aimed at reducing burst loss. ... Keywords: Load balancing, Optical burst switching, Traffic engineering, Wavelength division multiplexing

J. Li; G. Mohan; K. C. Chua

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Providing quality of service over high speed electronic and optical switches  

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In a network, multiple links are interconnected by means of switches. A switch is a device with multiple input and output links, and its job is to move data from the input links to the output links. In this thesis, we focus ...

Koksal, Can Emre, 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Modeling and analysis of mobility management state of packet-switched (PS) services in GPRS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been an increasing demand for wireless data services due to the popularity of Internet services and circuit-switched (CS) systems are not appropriate for accommodating bursty data traffic. The wireless data services can be efficiently supported ... Keywords: General Packet Radio Service, Location update, Mobile station state management, Mobility management, Packet-switched services, Paging

Yun Won Chung; Ho Young Hwang; Dan Keun Sung

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

An event-driven simulation methodology for integrated switching power supplies in SystemVerilog  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emerging power-supply-on-chip applications such as on-chip DC-DC conversion, energy harvesting, and LED drivers use switching regulator ICs integrated with digital controllers. Although the resulting mixed-signal systems call for efficient system-level ... Keywords: behavioral modeling, event-driven simulation, switching-mode power supplies, systemverilog

Ji Eun Jang, Myeongjae Park, Jaeha Kim

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

High-speed buffer management for 40 Gb/s-based photonic packet switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We develop a method of high-speed buffer management for output-buffered photonic packet switches. The use of optical fiber delay lines is a promising solution to constructing optical buffers. The buffer manager determines packet delays in the fiber delay ... Keywords: buffer management, parallel processing, photonic packet switching, pipeline processing, variable-length optical packet

Hiroaki Harai; Masayuki Murata

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF WIND TURBINE POWER REGULATION BY SWITCHED LINEAR CONTROL  

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PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF WIND TURBINE POWER REGULATION BY SWITCHED LINEAR CONTROL D.J.Leith W Power regulation of horizontal-axis grid-connected up-wind constant-speed pitch-regulated wind turbines, switched linear control is more suited for application to wind turbines than the nonlinear control strategy

Duffy, Ken

353

Functional verification of a frequency-programmable switch chip with asynchronous clock sections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integral part of the IBM eServerTM z990 I/O subsystem is the self-timed interface (STI) switch chip. The STI switch is an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed to provide high I/O connectivity and high bandwidth within ...

B. Hoppe; B. Arthur-Mensah; E. W. Chencinski; S. Joseph; H. Kumar; J. F. Silverio

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Simultaneous fault and mode switching identification for hybrid systems based on particle swarm optimization  

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This paper describes a methodology for simultaneous identification of fault parameters and mode switching events for hybrid systems. The method is developed based on the notion of Global Analytical Redundancy Relations (GARRs) from the bond graph model ... Keywords: Bond graph, Fault parameter, Global analytical redundancy relation, Hybrid system, Mode switching time stamps, Particle swarm optimization

Ming Yu; Ming Luo; Danwei Wang; Shai Arogeti; Xinzheng Zhang

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

The mixed blessing of a deregulatory endpoint for the public switched telephone network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Receiving authority to dismantle the wireline public switched telephone network (PSTN) will deliver a mixture of financial benefits and costs to incumbent carriers and also jeopardize longstanding legislative and regulatory goals seeking ubiquitous, ... Keywords: Common carriage, Deregulation, Information service, Interconnection, Peering, Public switched telecommunications network, Telecommunications service, Universal service

Rob Frieden

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Simultaneous switching noise in on-chip CMOS power distribution networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simultaneous switching noise (SSN) has become an important issue in the design of the internal on-chip power distribution networks in current very large scale integration/ultra large scale integration (VLSI/ULSI) circuits. An inductive model is used ... Keywords: integrated circuit interconnection, on-chip inductance, power distribution network, simultaneous switching noise

Kevin T. Tang; Eby G. Friedman

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A Switched Capacitor Approach to Field-Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a voltage mode switched-capacitor Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) to be used to implement various analog circuits. The FPAA consists of uniform configurable analog blocks (CABs) allowing implementation of different functions. Each CAB ... Keywords: configurable analog block, field-programmable analog array, switched-capacitor

Haydar Kutuk; Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Self-consistent theory of current-induced switching of magnetization D. M. Edwards,1  

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Kingdom 2Department of Mathematics, City University, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom 3Department T and T are comparable for a Co/Cu/Co 111 junction when the switching Co layer is one or two atomic planes thick. T is 27% of T even for a switching Co magnet of ten atomic planes. Depending on material parameters of the junction

Umerski, Andrey

359

Automatic Generation of Symbolic Reliability Functions for Processor-Memory-Switch Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Calculation of the reliability of computer system architectures with built-in redundancy, such as multiprocessors, is gaining in importance. The task of computing the reliability function for arbitrary Processor-Memory-Switch (PMS) interconnection structures, ... Keywords: symbolic hard-failure reliability functions, Automatic generation of symbolic reliability functions, processor-memory-switch (PMS) structures, reliability computation program

V. Kini; D. P. Siewiorek

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

An addressing independent networking structure favorable for all-optical packet switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All-optical packet switching (AOPS) technology is essential to fully utilize the tremendous bandwidth provided by advanced optical communication techniques through forwarding packets in optical domain for the next generation network. However, long packet ... Keywords: addressing transparency, all-optical packet switching (AOPS), hierarchical source routing, networking structure

Shengming Jiang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOCALIZED SWITCHING RAMP-METERING CONTROL WITH QUEUE LENGTH ESTIMATION AND  

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LOCALIZED SWITCHING RAMP-METERING CONTROL WITH QUEUE LENGTH ESTIMATION AND REGULATION a localized ramp-metering strategy for freeways that achieves the goal of reducing the spatial and temporal of a switching mainline-traffic responsive ramp-metering controller that adapts to the different traffic dynamics

Horowitz, Roberto

362

A high-performance ATM switch based on modified shuffle-exchange network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an output buffering ATM switch, called modified shuffle-exchange network (MSN) that is obtained by inserting a connection pattern just after every other shuffle-exchange stage. The purpose of modifying a shuffle-exchange network by ... Keywords: Destination tag routing scheme, Internal conflict, Output buffering ATM switch, Performance evaluation, Shuffle-exchange network

Hasan Cam

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Implications of a Regime-Switching Model on Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation  

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Implications of a Regime-Switching Model on Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation-switching model for the risk adjusted natural gas spot price and study the implications of the model on the valuation and optimal operation of natural gas storage facilities. We calibrate the model parameters to both

Forsyth, Peter A.

364

Switching algorithms for extending battery life in Electric Vehicles Ron Adany a,*, Doron Aurbach b  

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of automobiles. The propulsion solutions for EVs are based on hybrid or fully battery powered electric vehiclesSwitching algorithms for extending battery life in Electric Vehicles Ron Adany a,*, Doron Aurbach b 27 December 2012 Keywords: Electric Vehicles (EV) Switching algorithms Battery life Lithium ion

Kraus, Sarit

365

A Simple Heuristic for Assignment of Cells to Switches in a PCS Network  

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This work deals with a design problem for a network of Personal Communication Services (PCS). The goal is to assign cells to switches in a PCS Network (PCSN) in an optimum manner so as to minimize the total cost which includes two types of cost, ... Keywords: PCS, cell, clustering, handoff, heuristic, optimization, switch

Debashis Saha; Amitava Mukherjee; Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

A new architectural approach for optical burst switching networks based on a common control channel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The new architectural approach to Optical Burst Switching networks presented here features a common control channel and a node locally maintained network model. The Common Control Channel allows for a fast and efficient broadcast of the network Control ... Keywords: Optical burst switched networks, Optical network architecture

Nuno M. Garcia; Paulo P. Monteiro; MáRio M. Freire; José R. Santos; Przemyslaw Lenkiewicz

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

U-108: Net4Switch ipswcom ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability |  

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

8: Net4Switch ipswcom ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow 8: Net4Switch ipswcom ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability U-108: Net4Switch ipswcom ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability February 22, 2012 - 8:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in Net4Switch ipswcom ActiveX Control, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. PLATFORM: Net4Switch ipswcom ActiveX Control 1.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "CxDbgPrint()" function (cxcmrt.dll) when creating a debug message string. reference LINKS: Vendor Advisory Secunia Advisroy 48125 No CVE references. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "CxDbgPrint()" function (cxcmrt.dll) when creating a debug message string.

368

Recent work on normal and superconducting inductive energy storage switching at the Efremov Institute, Leningrad, USSR  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Various forms of switches for both normal and superconducting inductive energy storage have been devised and developed at NIIEFA. At the present time, however, a major portion of the efforts of the Institute in these fields is being applied to the design and construction of coils for tokamak ''T-10M.'' The superconducting toroidal field coils (the design of which is still uncertain) will be switched by simple switches made of Nb-Ti ribbon. The normal coils for the poloidal field will be switched by a simple metal contactor breaker. As the ''T-10M'' project proceeds, perhaps some of the innovative inductive storage and switching work can continue and when ''T-10M'' is complete, the basic research can resume at full level.

Machalek, M.D.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Calculational evaluation of plasma flow switches for the Los Alamos Foil Implosion Project  

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The next system design under consideration for the Los Alamos Foil Implosion Project (Trailmaster) is projected to deliver in excess of 15 MA of electrical current produced by high-explosive driven flux compression generators to a foil load. A plasma flow switch is being investigated as the final pulse shaping step in this system. The performance of these switches is being evaluated using a wide variety of computational tools including zero-, one- and two-dimensional MHD codes and a 3-D view-factor radiation transport code. We are concerned with the effects of radiation from the switch plasma prior to switching current to the load, and the interaction of the switch plasma on existing perturbations and as a source of perturbation on the imploding load. 4 refs. 6 figs.

Greene, A.E.; Bowers, R.L.; Oliphant, T.A.; Peterson, D.L.; Weiss, D.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

A low-power circuit for piezoelectric vibration control by synchronized switching on voltage sources  

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In the paper, a vibration damping system powered by harvested energy with implementation of the so-called SSDV (synchronized switch damping on voltage source) technique is designed and investigated. In the semi-passive approach, the piezoelectric element is intermittently switched from open-circuit to specific impedance synchronously with the structural vibration. Due to this switching procedure, a phase difference appears between the strain induced by vibration and the resulting voltage, thus creating energy dissipation. By supplying the energy collected from the piezoelectric materials to the switching circuit, a new low-power device using the SSDV technique is proposed. Compared with the original self-powered SSDI (synchronized switch damping on inductor), such a device can significantly improve its performance of vibration control. Its effectiveness in the single-mode resonant damping of a composite beam is validated by the experimental results.

Shen, Hui; Ji, Hongli; Zhu, Kongjun; Balsi, Marco; Giorgio, Ivan; dell'Isola, Francesco

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Efficiency modeling and evaluation of a resonant snubber based soft- switching inverter for motor drive applications  

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This paper establishes an analytical model for a resonant snubber based soft-switching inverter. The model adopts loss separation method to evaluate losses in individual components. Because of symmetry of the inverter circuit, the developed model is suitable for both single-phase and three-phase inverters. A single-phase inverter was built and tested with a single-phase induction motor driving a fan load to verify the developed model. The equivalent single-phase induction motor model was curve-fitted from experiment. Analytical results showed reasonable agreement with experiment. The same efficiency evaluation method was then applied to the conventional hard-switching inverter, and the results were compared with that of the soft-switching inverter. The resonant snubber base soft-switching inverter shows substantial efficiency improvement over the hard switching PWM (pulse-width-modulation) inverter, especially in low speed operation.

Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W.; Ott, G.W.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

372

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage put under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

M.Nagrial, Switched reluctance generator for wind power applications  

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Abstract—Green house effect has becomes a serious concern in many countries due to the increase consumption of the fossil fuel. There have been many studies to find an alternative power source. Wind energy found to be one of the most useful solutions to help in overcoming the air pollution and global. There is no agreed solution to conversion of wind energy to electrical energy. In this paper, the advantages of using a Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG) for wind energy applications. The theoretical study of the self excitation of a SRG and the determination of the variable parameters in a SRG design are discussed. The design parameters for the maximum power output of the SRG are computed using Matlab simulation. The designs of the circuit to control the variable parameters in a SRG to provide the maximum power output are also discussed.

M. Nassereddine; J. Rizk; M. Nagrial

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

High gain photoconductive semiconductor switch having tailored doping profile zones  

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A photoconductive semiconductor switch with tailored doping profile zones beneath and extending laterally from the electrical contacts to the device. The zones are of sufficient depth and lateral extent to isolate the contacts from damage caused by the high current filaments that are created in the device when it is turned on. The zones may be formed by etching depressions into the substrate, then conducting epitaxial regrowth in the depressions with material of the desired doping profile. They may be formed by surface epitaxy. They may also be formed by deep diffusion processes. The zones act to reduce the energy density at the contacts by suppressing collective impact ionization and formation of filaments near the contact and by reducing current intensity at the contact through enhanced current spreading within the zones.

Baca, Albert G. (Albuquerque, NM); Loubriel, Guillermo M. (Albuquerque, NM); Mar, Alan (Albuquerque, NM); Zutavern, Fred J (Albuquerque, NM); Hjalmarson, Harold P. (Albuquerque, NM); Allerman, Andrew A. (Albuquerque, NM); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Edgewood, NM); O' Malley, Martin W. (Edgewood, NM); Helgeson, Wesley D. (Albuquerque, NM); Denison, Gary J. (Sandia Park, NM); Brown, Darwin J. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, Charles T. (Albuquerque, NM); Hou, Hong Q. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

''Smart'' watchdog safety switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for monitoring a process having a periodic output so that the process equipment is not damaged in the event of a controller failure, comprising a low-pass and peak clipping filter, an event detector that generates an event pulse for each valid change in magnitude of the filtered periodic output, a timing pulse generator, a counter that increments upon receipt of any timing pulse and resets to zero on receipt of any event pulse, an alarm that alerts when the count reaches some preselected total count, and a set of relays that opens to stop power to process equipment. An interface module can be added to allow the switch to accept a variety of periodic output signals. 21 figures.

Kronberg, J.W.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

On Investment-Consumption with Regime-Switching  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a continuous time stochastic economy, this paper considers the problem of consumption and investment in a financial market in which the representative investor exhibits a change in the discount rate. The investment opportunities are a stock and a riskless account. The market coefficients and discount factor switches according to a finite state Markov chain. The change in the discount rate leads to time inconsistencies of the investor's decisions. The randomness in our model is driven by a Brownian motion and Markov chain. Following Ekeland etc (2008) we introduce and characterize the equilibrium policies for power utility functions. Moreover, they are computed in closed form for logarithmic utility function. We show that a higher discount rate leads to a higher equilibrium consumption rate. Numerical experiments show the effect of both time preference and risk aversion on the equilibrium policies.

Pirvu, Traian A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

275 C Downhole Switched-Mode Power Supply  

SciTech Connect

A vee-square (V2) control based controller IC is developed for a switch mode power supply capable of operating at extreme temperature/harsh environment conditions. A buck type regulator with silicon carbide power junction field effect transistors (JFET) as power devices is used to analyze the performance of controller. Special emphases are made on the analog sub-blocks--voltage reference, operational transconductance amplifier and comparator as individual building blocks. Transformer coupled gate drives and high temperature operable magnetic cores and capacitors are identified and tested for use in the design. Conventional ceramic chip packaging of ICs combined with lead carrier type mounting of passive filter components is introduced for hybrid packaging of the complete product. The developed SMPS is anticipated to support the operation of down-hole microcontrollers and other electronics devices that require low/medium power filtered dc inputs over an operating temperature of 275 C.

Chris Hutchens; Vijay Madhuravasal

2008-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

379

EPRI Power Switching Safety and Reliability Project: Summaries of Published Reports and Listing of Conference Presentations 1996--2011  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Switching Safety and Reliability (SS&R) Project was initiated in 1996. As of December of 2011, this project had published 46 products, including software and a training DVD, covering seven broad subject areas: Studies of the switching process Studies of tools and technological aids used in the planning and execution of switching Studies of switching errors Incident analysis and investigation Studies of management methods and processes Training and operator qua...

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

380

A Six-Beam-Switched Array Antenna for 5.2 GHz High-Speed Wireless Local Area Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A six-beam-switched array antenna with a flat profile was designed for the application of high-speed wireless local-area networks in the range of 5–6 GHz. This six-beam-switched array antenna is composed of an analog beamformer and a microstrip-slot ... Keywords: beamformer, single-pole double-throw switch, slot antenna, switched-beam antenna

Sheng-Fuh Chang; Jia-Liang Chen; Chin-San Lin; Jing-Jang Luo

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Nanoscale Mechanics by Contact Resonance Atomic Force ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... mechanical tests (eg tensile tests observed inside a ... CR-AFM requires no additional testing device or ... 109, 929, 2009), AlN NTs (Nanotechnology 20 ...

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

382

Design and testing of high power, repetitively pulsed solid-state closing switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Repetitively pulsed closing switches are often required in high-power physics experiments. Traditionally, ignitrons have been used for these applications. There are reasons why ignitrons have undesirable features, such as the high trigger current which causes electromagnetic interference, the arc instability and environmental concern with the mercury used in the switches. With the development of ever increasing power rating of solid-state switches, in particular thyristors, the designer has the tools to replace ignitrons with solid-state devices. Using as an example a recently designed and tested 10 kV, 80 kA high-power switch, the design philosophy for repetitively pulsed switches is developed. The parameters which impose the greatest challenge on the device, such as di/dt, temperature rise and reverse blocking voltage are investigated with respect to their capability when operating in the pulsed mode. Starting with the available device data sheet information and published results of the dependency of the number of life cycles as a function of the device temperature, it is shown how the overload capability of a device for short term pulsed applications can be exploited. The detailed design of a 2 Hz, 10{sup 8} cycle, 12.5 kV, 80 kA, 3 ms switch, with a short circuit capability of 250 kA, is presented. The paper concludes with a short summary about device limits in voltage, current amplitude and pulse length ratings for repetitively pulsed switches using available thyristors.

Boenig, H.J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Schwartzenberg, J.W.; Willinger, L.J.; Piccone, D.E. [Silicon Power Corp., Malvern, PA (United States); Lopez, D.A.; Smolleck, H.A. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

INDEXING MECHANISM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is presented for loading and unloading fuel elements containing material fissionable by neutrons of thermal energy. The device comprises a combination of mechanical features Including a base, a lever pivotally attached to the base, an Indexing plate on the base parallel to the plane of lever rotation and having a plurality of apertures, the apertures being disposed In rows, each aperture having a keyway, an Index pin movably disposed to the plane of lever rotation and having a plurality of apertures, the apertures being disposed in rows, each aperture having a keyway, an index pin movably disposed on the lever normal to the plane rotation, a key on the pin, a sleeve on the lever spaced from and parallel to the index pin, a pair of pulleys and a cable disposed between them, an open collar rotatably attached to the sleeve and linked to one of the pulleys, a pin extending from the collar, and a bearing movably mounted in the sleeve and having at least two longitudinal grooves in the outside surface.

Kock, L.J.

1959-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

384

Combined flux compression and plasma opening switch on the Saturn pulsed power generator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A wire-array flux-compression cartridge installed on Sandia's Saturn pulsed power generator doubled the current into a 3-nH load to 6 MA and halved its rise time to 100 ns. The current into the load, however, was unexpectedly delayed by almost 1 microsecond. Estimates of a plasma flow switch acting as a long-conduction-time opening switch are consistent with key features of the power compression. The results suggest that microsecond-conduction-time plasma flow switches can be combined with flux compression both to amplify currents and to sharpen pulse rise times in pulsed power drivers.

Felber, Franklin S; Mazarakis, Michael G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Switching and Tagging Performance Standards and On-the-Job Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Switching safety and reliability are ongoing concerns in the utility industry. This report summarizes the results of a small project that used the results of previous EPRI Switching Safety & Reliability studies to develop a set of "On-the-Job Assessments" that could be used to determine if incumbent field switchpersons and system operators meet performance standards when performing "error-likely" steps in switching and tagging for planned outages. The set of "On-the-Job Assessments" can be used to help m...

2004-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

386

Saving energy in LAN switches: New methods of packet coalescing for Energy Efficient Ethernet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small or home office (SOHO) Ethernet LAN switches consume about 8 TWh per year in the U.S. alone. Despite normally low traffic load and numerous periods of idleness, these switches typically stay fully powered-on at all times. With the standardization ... Keywords: TCP, packet coalescing, energy efficient Ethernet, small office, home office, SOHO, Ethernet LAN switches, low traffic load, Ethernet interfaces, low power idle mode, idle periods, EEE policy, synchronous coalescing, network hosts, edge routers, energy savings, Ethernet PHY, ns-2 simulation model, Internet traffic

M. Mostowfi; K. Christensen

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

An efficient all-optical switch using a lambda atom in a cavity QED system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose an all-optical switch constructed from a two-mode optical resonator containing a strongly coupled, three-state system. The coupling allows a weak laser drive to incoherently control the transmission of a much stronger signal laser into (and through) the resonator. We demonstrate that in this simple setup the presence of a control drive with one tenth the power of the signal drive can induce near complete reflection of the signal, while its absence allows for near complete transmission. The switch can also be operated as a set-reset relay with two control inputs that efficiently drive the switch into either the reflecting or the transmitting state

Anne E. B. Nielsen; Joseph Kerckhoff

2011-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

388

An efficient all-optical switch using a lambda atom in a cavity QED system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose an all-optical switch constructed from a two-mode optical resonator containing a strongly coupled, three-state system. The coupling allows a weak laser drive to incoherently control the transmission of a much stronger signal laser into (and through) the resonator. We demonstrate that in this simple setup the presence of a control drive with one tenth the power of the signal drive can induce near complete reflection of the signal, while its absence allows for near complete transmission. The switch can also be operated as a set-reset relay with two control inputs that efficiently drive the switch into either the reflecting or the transmitting state

Nielsen, Anne E B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Mechanical Design  

SciTech Connect

The particle beam of the SXR (soft x-ray) beam line in the LCLS (Linac Coherent Light Source) has a high intensity in order to penetrate through samples at the atomic level. However, the intensity is so high that many experiments fail because of severe damage. To correct this issue, attenuators are put into the beam line to reduce this intensity to a level suitable for experimentation. Attenuation is defined as 'the gradual loss in intensity of any flux through a medium' by [1]. It is found that Beryllium and Boron Carbide can survive the intensity of the beam. At very thin films, both of these materials work very well as filters for reducing the beam intensity. Using a total of 12 filters, the first 9 being made of Beryllium and the rest made of Boron Carbide, the beam's energy range of photons can be attenuated between 800 eV and 9000 eV. The design of the filters allows attenuation for different beam intensities so that experiments can obtain different intensities from the beam if desired. The step of attenuation varies, but is relative to the thickness of the filter as a power function of 2. A relationship for this is f(n) = x{sub 0}2{sup n} where n is the step of attenuation desired and x{sub 0} is the initial thickness of the material. To allow for this desired variation, a mechanism must be designed within the test chamber. This is visualized using a 3D computer aided design modeling tool known as Solid Edge.

2010-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

390

An on-line performance optimization of the Switched Reluctance Motor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) has been developed extensively during the past 15 years. Due to the simple motor construction and power converter requirements, SRM drives have been found competitive with traditional AC and DC drives. Optimal performance of the SRM drive may be described by different figures of merit such as drive efficiency, torque per ampere and torque ripple. This thesis addresses the problem of obtaining 'maximum torque per ampere' from the motor. The control of torque and speed in the SRM drive is complex due to the nonlinear relationship between the input variables (phase current magnitude and switching instants) and the motor torque. 'Tuning' of the drive is defined as the process of determining the set of input variables that results in maximum torque per ampere (TPA) at the required speed and load torque. The existence and uniqueness of a solution' to the maximum TPA problem are demonstrated by computer simulation of the machine model, using measured data of the inductance profile from an SRM. Due to manufacturing tolerances, the inductance profiles of the SRM show variations from phase to phase. Furthermore, the profiles may change with time due to effects such as wear on the bearings. A 'self-tuning' control strategy is proposed to compensate for these variations. An algorithm has been developed to maximize TPA on-line, while the SRM is running. It is based on perturbing the input variables and measuring the TPA after each change. This does not involve any complex computations based on the machine model but, just requires measurement of the observable variables of the drive system such as speed and current. The above strategy has been implemented on an SRM test bed with a 16-bit microcontroller. The drive operation is constrained to be in the lowspeed, chopping current control mode. A shaft position sensor is employed for commutation. Experimental results show the increase in TPA after execution of the optimization algorithm, Thus, a real-time self-tuning controller has been demonstrated, that is applicable to all SRM drives with shaft position sensors.

Tandon, Piyush

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Quantifying the heat switching capability of a thermionic diode  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD) program, recently initiated by the US Air Force Phillips Laboratory (USAF PL), will demonstrate the feasibility of a combined solar power and propulsion upper stage. The solar bimodal design approach will use thermal energy storage to reduce engine mass and concentrator area. However, in order to store enough energy over an orbit period there must be minimal heat lost with a system that is designed to remove heat for energy conversion. A unique feature of thermionics is their ability to reduce heat flow by reducing or eliminating the electron cooling. However, demonstration and quantification of this capability is needed. This paper presents the results to date of the Receiver Diode Integration Test, one of two critical experiments of the ISUS ATD program being performed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). Results of the demonstration testing of thermionic heat pipe modules (THPMs) to operate as heat switches in conjunction with the solar receiver cavity are presented as are the performance limits and operational constraints of a combined receiver/diode subsystem.

Snyder, A.M.; Verrill, D.A.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Switch bypass circuit for power line communication systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An apparatus is described for coupling a power line communication signal around a switch, comprising: a first transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding; a first inductor connected electrically in parallel with the primary winding of the first transformer, a first terminus of the primary winding of the first transformer being connected to ground; a first capacitor being connected electrically in series between a second terminus of the primary winding of the first transformer and the first inductor; a second transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding; a second inductor connected electrically in parallel with the primary winding of the second transformer, a first terminus of the primary winding of the second transformer being connected to ground; a second capacitor being connected electrically in series between a second terminus of the primary winding of the transformer and the second inductor; a first terminus of the secondary winding of the first transformer being connected in electrical communication with a first terminus of the secondary winding of the second transformer; and a second terminus of the secondary winding of the first transformer being connected in electrical communication with a second terminus of the secondary winding of the second transformer; a transceiver connected in electrical communication with the first terminus and the second terminus of the secondary winding of the first transformer.

Shuey, K.C.

1987-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

393

Mechanical properties of nanophase materials  

SciTech Connect

It has become possible in recent years to synthesize new materials under controlled conditions with constituent structures on a nanometer size scale (below 100 nm). These novel nanophase materials have grain-size dependent mechanical properties significantly different than those of their coarser-grained counterparts. For example, nanophase metals are much stronger and apparently less ductile than conventional metals, while nanophase ceramics are more ductile and more easily formed than conventional ceramics. The observed mechanical property changes are related to grain size limitations and/or the large percentage of atoms in grain boundary environments; they can also be affected by such features as flaw populations, strains and impurity levels that can result from differing synthesis and processing methods. An overview of what is presently known about the mechanical properties of nanophase materials, including both metals and ceramics, is presented. Some possible atomic mechanisms responsible for the observed behavior in these materials are considered in light of their unique structures.

Siegel, R.W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Fougere, G.E. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Statistical mechanics and ocean circulation Rick Salmon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical mechanics and ocean circulation Rick Salmon Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD equilibrium statistical mechanics based upon the conservation of energy and potential enstrophy to the mass. The equilibrium state resembles the buoyancy structure actually observed. Key words: statistical mechanics, ocean

Salmon, Rick

395

Microsoft Word - CX-MountainAvenueSwitchesFY12_WEB.doc  

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

REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Joan Kendall Realty Specialist - TERR-3 Proposed Action: Disposition of Mountain Avenue Tap Line Sectionalizing Switches Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): Appendix B1.24 Property transfers Location: Jackson County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to transfer ownership of two line sectionalizing switches to PacifiCorp. The switches, 2R247 and 2R248, are located on PacifiCorp's Oak Knoll-Ashland 115-kV transmission line at the tap point for the Mountain Avenue Tap. Ownership of these switches will provide PacifiCorp more control over future

396

Materials and devices for optical switching and modulation of photonic integrated circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The drive towards photonic integrated circuits (PIC) necessitates the development of new devices and materials capable of achieving miniaturization and integration on a CMOS compatible platform. Optical switching: fast ...

Seneviratne, Dilan Anuradha

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Nanoscale Switching Characteristics of Nearly Tetragonal BiFeO3 Thin Films  

SciTech Connect

We have investigated the nanoscale switching properties of strain-engineered BiFeO3 thin films deposited on LaAlO3 substrates using a combination of scanning probe techniques. Polarized Raman spectral analysis indicates that the nearly tetragonal films have monoclinic (Cc) rather than P4mm tetragonal symmetry. Through local switching-spectroscopy measurements and piezoresponse force microscopy, we provide clear evidence of ferroelectric switching of the tetragonal phase, but the polarization direction, and therefore its switching, deviates strongly from the expected (001) tetragonal axis. We also demonstrate a large and reversible, electrically driven structural phase transition from the tetragonal to the rhombohedral polymorph in this material, which is promising for a plethora of applications.

Mazumdar, Dipanjan [University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Shelke, Vilas [University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Iliev, Milko [University of Houston, Houston; Jesse, Stephen [ORNL; Kumar, Amit [ORNL; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Gupta, Dr. Arunava [University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall |  

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

Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall January 31, 2012 - 3:05pm Addthis 1 of 8 Facing East toward the Capitol Building, LED retrofitted lights line the interior paths of the mall while preserving the architectural integrity of the original fixtures. Image: Energy Department Image | Photo by Quentin Kruger (Contractor) | Public Domain Date taken: 2012-01-30 06:00 2 of 8 Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the 65% savings on electric bills and lowered maintenance costs the National Parks Service is experiencing by switching to energy efficient LED lights. "Using energy-efficient LED light bulbs is an important way Americans can save money by saving energy," said

399

Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" at light-speed  

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Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" at light-speed Researchers create the first artificial molecules whose chirality can be rapidly switched from a right-handed to a left-handed orientation with a beam of light. July 10, 2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

400

Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall |  

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

Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall January 31, 2012 - 3:05pm Addthis 1 of 8 Facing East toward the Capitol Building, LED retrofitted lights line the interior paths of the mall while preserving the architectural integrity of the original fixtures. Image: Energy Department Image | Photo by Quentin Kruger (Contractor) | Public Domain Date taken: 2012-01-30 06:00 2 of 8 Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the 65% savings on electric bills and lowered maintenance costs the National Parks Service is experiencing by switching to energy efficient LED lights. "Using energy-efficient LED light bulbs is an important way Americans can save money by saving energy," said

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401

Fast-switching elliptically polarized soft X-ray beam X13A at NSLS  

SciTech Connect

The X13A beamline at NSLS is dedicated to the generation and uses of fast-switching elliptically polarized soft X-ray radiation in the energy range from 250 to {approx}1600 eV. The source for this beamline is an elliptically polarized wiggler (EPW) that delivers linearly elliptically polarized soft X-rays at a switching rate, between right- and left-handed polarization, up to 100 Hz. The optical design is a spherical grating monochromator (SGM) that focuses and diffracts in plane orthogonal to the polarization switching direction. The X13A beamline scientific program is dedicated to spectroscopy and scattering studies of magnetism and magnetic materials. The fast-switching capability of the EPW enables the use of lock-in techniques, thereby greatly enhancing the detection sensitivity for small polarization-dependent signals.

Sanchez-Hanke, C.; Kao, C.; Hulbert, S.

2009-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

402

Electro-optic harmonic conversion to switch a laser beam out of a cavity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to switching laser beams out of laser cavities, and more particularly, it relates to the use of generating harmonics of the laser beam to accomplish the switching. When laser light is generatd in a laser cavity the problem arises of how to switch the laser light out of the cavity in order to make use of the resulting laser beam in a well known multitude of ways. These uses include range finding, communication, remote sensing, medical surgery, laser fusion applications and many more. The switch-out problem becomes more difficult as the size of the laser aperture grows such as in laser fusion applications. The final amplifier stages of the Nova and Novette lasers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are 46 centimeters with the laser beam expanded to 74 centimeters thereafter. Larger aperture lasers are planned.

Haas, R.A.; Henesian, M.A.

1984-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

403

Ultrafast 2D IR anisotropy of water reveals reorientation during hydrogen-bond switching  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rearrangements of the hydrogen bond network of liquid water are believed to involve rapid and concerted hydrogen bond switching events, during which a hydrogen bond donor molecule undergoes large angle molecular reorientation ...

Ramasesha, Krupa

404

Power supply switching for a mm-wave asymmetric multilevel outphasing power amplifier system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis demonstrates power switches to be used in our new Asymmetric Multilevel Outphasing (AMO) transmitter architecture at mm-wave frequencies. The AMO topology breaks the linearity vs. efficiency design objective ...

Spaulding, Jonathon David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Comparator design and analysis for comparator-based switched-capacitor circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The design of high gain, wide dynamic range op-amps for switched-capacitor circuits has become increasingly challenging with the migration of designs to scaled CMOS technologies. The reduced power supply voltages and the ...

Sepke, Todd C. (Todd Christopher), 1975-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

X-Band Active-Passive Rf Pulse Compressor with Plasma Switches  

SciTech Connect

As proposed by SLAC, the efficiency of a pulse compressor of the SLED-II type could be increased by changing both the phase of the microwave source and the coupling coefficient of the delay line. In the existing SLED-II system at frequency 11.4 GHz, the resonant delay line is coupled with the source via an iris with a constant reflection coefficient. Replacement of the iris with an active component makes it possible to create an active SLED-II system. In this paper, the use of plasma switches as the active elements is discussed. Plasma switches have been developed and tested at a high-power level for production of flattop compressed pulses. Active switching of SLED-II has demonstrated a marked increase in efficiency (by 20%) and power gain (by 37%) as compared with passive switching. The active compressor has produced 173 ns rf flattop output pulses with a power of about 112 MW.

Vikharev, A.L.; Ivanov, O.A.; Gorbachev, A.M.; /Nizhnii Novgorod, IAP /Omega-P, New Haven; Lobaev, M.A.; Isaev, V.A.; /Nizhnii Novgorod, IAP; Tantawi, S.G.; Lewandowski, J.R.; /SLAC; Hirshfield, J.L.; /Omega-P, New Haven /Yale U.

2012-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

407

Design and Evaluation of a 42-V Automotive Alternator With Integrated Switched-Mode Rectifier  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents techniques for the design of high-power Lundell alternators with integrated switched-mode rectifiers. A multisection stator winding and interleaved rectifier arrangement is introduced that enables high ...

Tang, Sai Chun

408

Switched networks with maximum weight policies: Fluid approximation and multiplicative state space collapse  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider a queueing network in which there are constraints on which queues may be served simultaneously; such networks may be used to model input-queued switches and wireless networks. The scheduling policy for such a ...

Shah, Devavrat

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The Effect of Cingulate Cortex Lesions on Task Switching and Working Memory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Anatomic interconnections between the prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices suggest that these areas may have similar functions. Here we report the effect of anterior cingulate removal on task switching, error monitoring, and working memory. Neuroimaging ...

M. F. S. Rushworth; K. A. Hadland; D. Gaffan; R. E. Passingham

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

On the Feasibility of Optical Circuit Switching for High Performance Computing Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interconnect plays a key role in both the cost and performance of large-scale HPC systems. The cost of future high-bandwidth electronic interconnects mushrooms due to expensive optical transceivers needed between electronic switches. We describe ...

Kevin J. Barker; Alan Benner; Ray Hoare; Adolfy Hoisie; Alex K. Jones; Darren K. Kerbyson; Dan Li; Rami Melhem; Ram Rajamony; Eugen Schenfeld; Shuyi Shao; Craig Stunkel; Peter Walker

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Efficiency consideration of DC link soft-switching inverters for motor drive applications  

SciTech Connect

This paper critically evaluates efficiency of soft switching inverters including an actively clamped resonant dc link inverter and a clamped-mode resonant pole inverter. An analytical approach to evaluating efficiency of the clamped-mode soft switching inverter has been developed. The evaluation results are compared with that of the standard pulse-width-modulation (PWM) inverter. A 50-kW induction motor is used as the variable load, and the inverter efficiency is evaluated under different speed and torque conditions. The clamped-mode soft-switching inverter, although eliminating the switching loss, shows poor efficiency over the entire load range. Under low load conditions, the efficiency profile is even worse. The actively clamped resonant dc link inverter shows highest efficiency over the entire speed and torque range. However, its energy saving over the standard PWM inverter is marginal under full load or high speed conditions.

Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W.; McKeever, J.W.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

412

Job and Task Analysis to Identify Failure Points in Switching Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Though not widely used in the power delivery segment of the commercial electric power industry, linking errors to a formal task analysis is a common technique of human factors engineering that can identify weaknesses in processes and procedures. This study analyzes a collection of switching incidents to determine at which step in the switching process the errors occurred. The report presents a model of how investigation results can be sifted for useful clues about the steps that might benefit from repeat...

2004-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

413

Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches  

SciTech Connect

Highly efficient binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches are disclosed. The binary mixtures are combinations of helium or neon and selected perfluorides. The ternary mixtures are combinations of helium, neon, or argon, a selected perfluoride, and a small amount of gas that exhibits enhanced ionization characteristics. These mixtures are shown to be the optimum choices for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches by virtue of the combined physio-electric properties of the mixture components.

Hunter, Scott R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Christophorou, Loucas G. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table A57. Capability to Switch from Coal to Alternative Energy Sources by  

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7. Capability to Switch from Coal to Alternative Energy Sources by" 7. Capability to Switch from Coal to Alternative Energy Sources by" " Industry Group, Selected Industries, and Selected Characteristics, 1991 " " (Estimates in Thousand Short Tons)" " "," "," ", " "," "," Coal",,," Alternative Types of Energy(b)" " "," ","-","-","-------------","-","-","-","-","-","-","RSE" ,,"Total"," ","Not","Electricity","Natural","Distillate","Residual",,,"Row" ,,"Consumed(c)","Switchable","Switchable","Receipts(d)","Gas","Fuel Oil","Fuel Oil","LPG","Other","Factors"

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Table A58. Capability to Switch from LPG to Alternative Energy Sources by  

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8. Capability to Switch from LPG to Alternative Energy Sources by" 8. Capability to Switch from LPG to Alternative Energy Sources by" " Industry Group, Selected Industries, and Selected Characteristics, 1991" " (Estimates in Thousand Barrels)" ,," LPG",,," Alternative Types of Energy(b)" ,,"-","-","-------------","-","-","-","-","-","-","-","RSE" ,,"Total"," ","Not","Electricity",,,,,,,"Row" ,,"Consumed(b)","Switchable","Switchable","Receipts(d)","Gas","Fuel Oil","Fuel Oil","Coal","and Breeze","Other(e)","Factors"

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Analysis of bifurcation in switched dynamical systems with periodically moving borders  

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This paper describes a global method for analyzing the bifurcation phenomena in switched dynamical systems whose switching borders are varying periodically with time. The type of systems under study covers most of power electronics circuits. In particular, the complex bifurcation behavior of a voltage feedback buck converter is studied in detail. The analytical method developed in this paper allows bifurcation scenarios to be clearly revealed in any chosen parameter space. 1.

Yue Ma; Hiroshi Kawakami

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Ultrananocrystalline diamond films with optimized dielectric properties for advanced RF MEMS capacitive switches  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An efficient deposition process is provided for fabricating reliable RF MEMS capacitive switches with multilayer ultrananocrystalline (UNCD) films for more rapid recovery, charging and discharging that is effective for more than a billion cycles of operation. Significantly, the deposition process is compatible for integration with CMOS electronics and thereby can provide monolithically integrated RF MEMS capacitive switches for use with CMOS electronic devices, such as for insertion into phase array antennas for radars and other RF communication systems.

Sumant, Anirudha V.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Mancini, Derrick C.

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Table A67. Capability to Switch from Electricity to Alternative Energy Source  

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7. Capability to Switch from Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources" 7. Capability to Switch from Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources" " by Industry Group, Selected Industries, and Selected Characteristics," " 1994: Part 1" " (Estimates in Million Kilowatthours)" ,,,"Electricity Receipts",,,," Alternative Types of Energy(b)" ,,,,,,,,,,"Coal Coke",,"RSE" "SIC"," ","Total"," ","Not","Natural","Distillate","Residual",,,"and",,"Row" "Code(a)","Industry Group and Industry","Receipts(c)","Switchable","Switchable","Gas","Fuel Oil","Fuel Oil","Coal","LPG","Breeze","Other(d)","Factors"," "

419

Physicalism versus quantum mechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. (Princeton UniversityMind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics, (Springer, Berlin & NewMindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating

Stapp, Henry P; Theoretical Physics Group; Physics Division

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Transient and harmonic voltages associated with automated capacitor switching on distribution systems  

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One of the functions proposed for distribution automation systems is automated capacitor switching to control power factor and voltage profile on feeder circuits. This is one of the functions being implemented as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment on the Athens Utilities Board (AUB) in Athens, Tennessee. A concern with automated capacitor switching is the increase in harmonic and transient voltages due to different capacitor configurations on the distribution system. A study was performed to evaluate the impact of the automated capacitor switching on the AUB distribution system. The study has identified problem areas, methods for determining the problem areas, and possible solutions. The substation capacitor banks were found to be the dominant factor in both the transient and harmonic responses of the distribution system. The harmonic response of the system is dominated by the parallel inductance/capacitance of the circuit comprised of the substation capacitor and equivalent source reactance at the substation. The transient analyses indicated that when the substation capacitor is energized, magnified transient voltages can occur at switched-in feeder capacitors. An evaluation of the effect of automated capacitor switching is necessary to properly design the automated capacitor switching schemes and the required arrester protection for any harmonic and/or transient overvoltage contingency.

Rizy, D.T.; Gunther, E.W.; Mc Granaghan, M.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Transient and harmonic voltages associated with automated capacitor switching on distribution systems  

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One of the functions proposed for distribution system automation is automated capacitor switching to control power factor and voltage profile on feeder circuits. This is one of the functions being implemented as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment on the Athens Utilities Board (AUB) in Athens, Tennessee. A concern with automated capacitor switching is the increase in harmonic and transient voltages due to different capacitor configurations on the distribution system. A study was performed to evaluate the impact of the automated capacitor switching on the AUB distribution system. The study has identified problem areas, methods for determining the problem areas and possible solutions. The substation capacitor banks were found to be the dominant factor in both the transient and harmonic responses of the distribution system. The harmonic response of the system is dominated by the parallel inductance/capacitance of the circuit comprised of the substation capacitor and equivent source reactance at the substation. The transient analyses found that when the substation capacitor is energized, magnified transient voltages can occur at switched in feeder capacitors. An evaluation of the effect of automated capacitor switching is necessary to properly design tha automated capacitor switching schemes and the required arrester protection for any harmonic and/or transient overvoltage contingency.

Rizy, D.T.; Gunther, E.W.; McGranaghan, M.F.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Springtime Photochemical Air Pollution in Osaka: Field Observation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High concentrations of nitrogen dioxide are frequently observed in the Osaka area in the spring. To clarify the mechanism of springtime air pollution formation, a series of three-dimensional field observations was conducted in April 1993 covering ...

Shinji Wakamatsu; Itsushi Uno; Toshimasa Ohara

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high power, solid state power supply is described for producing a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads suitable for powering an electron beam gun or other ion source. The present power supply is most useful for outputs in a range of about 100-400 kW or more. The power supply is comprised of a plurality of discrete switching type dc-dc converter modules, each comprising a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, and an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module. The inputs to the converter modules are fed from a common dc rectifier/filter and are linked together in parallel through decoupling networks to suppress high frequency input interactions. The outputs of the converter modules are linked together in series and connected to the input of the transmission line to the load through a decoupling and line matching network. The dc-dc converter modules are phase activated such that for n modules, each module is activated equally 360.degree./n out of phase with respect to a successive module. The phased activation of the converter modules, combined with the square current waveforms out of the step up transformers, allows the power supply to operate with greatly reduced output capacitance values which minimizes the stored energy available for discharge into an electron beam gun or the like during arcing. The present power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle using simulated voltage feedback signals and voltage feedback loops. Circuitry is also provided for sensing incipient arc currents reflected at the output of the power supply and for simultaneously decoupling the power supply circuitry from the arcing load.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high power, solid state power supply is described for producing a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads suitable for powering an electron beam gun or other ion source. The present power supply is most useful for outputs in a range of about 100-400 kW or more. The power supply is comprised of a plurality of discrete switching type dc-dc converter modules, each comprising a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, and an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module. The inputs to the converter modules are fed from a common dc rectifier/filter and are linked together in parallel through decoupling networks to suppress high frequency input interactions. The outputs of the converter modules are linked together in series and connected to the input of the transmission line to the load through a decoupling and line matching network. The dc-dc converter modules are phase activated such that for n modules, each module is activated equally 360{degree}/n out of phase with respect to a successive module. The phased activation of the converter modules, combined with the square current waveforms out of the step up transformers, allows the power supply to operate with greatly reduced output capacitance values which minimizes the stored energy available for discharge into an electron beam gun or the like during arcing. The present power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle using simulated voltage feedback signals and voltage feedback loops. Circuitry is also provided for sensing incipient arc currents reflected at the output of the power supply and for simultaneously decoupling the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. 7 figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

425

TRANSIENT QUANTUM MECHANICAL PROCESSES  

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Our principal objective has centered on the development of sophisticated computational techniques to solve the time-dependent Schroedinger equation that governs the evolution of quantum mechanical systems. We have perfected two complementary methods, discrete variable representation and real space product formula, that show great promise in solving these complicated temporal problems. We have applied these methods to the interaction of laser light with molecules with the intent of not only investigating the basic mechanisms but also devising schemes for actually controlling the outcome of microscopic processes. Lasers now exist that produce pulses of such short duration as to probe a molecular process many times within its characteristic period--allowing the actual observation of an evolving quantum mechanical system. We have studied the potassium dimer as an example and found agreement with experimental changes in the intermediate state populations as a function of laser frequency--a simple control prescription. We have also employed elaborate quantum chemistry programs to improve the accuracy of basic input such as bound-bound and bound-free coupling moments. These techniques have far-ranging applicability; for example, to trapped quantum systems at very low temperatures such as Bose-Einstein condensates.

L. COLLINS; J. KRESS; R. WALKER

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Protocols from perceptual observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a cognitive vision system capable of autonomously learning protocols from perceptual observations of dynamic scenes. The work is motivated by the aim of creating a synthetic agent that can observe a scene containing interactions between ... Keywords: Autonomous learning, Cognitive vision, Inductive logic programming, Spatio-temporal reasoning, Symbol grounding, Unsupervised clustering

Chris J. Needham; Paulo E. Santos; Derek R. Magee; Vincent Devin; David C. Hogg; Anthony G. Cohn

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS  

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Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to develop fundamental tools to measure the response of live cells to mechanical stimulation. The mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical forces evaluate the underlying mechanisms of cell mechanics. Objective Impact and Customers · Cancer, heart

428

Mechanism of helicase translocation along nucleic acid  

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In cells, helicase translocation along nucleic acid is essential for many biological processes. However, so far, the mechanism of this translocation is not fully understood. Recent studies show that helicase might translocate through two processes, active process and passive process, with different translocation rate. In this study, a model including such two processes is presented. In which, each of these two processes consists of two sub-processes, chemical sub-process in which needed translocation factors are attached, and mechanochemical sub-process in which helicase makes a forward translocation step. Helicase can switch stochastically between these two processes with external force dependent rates. By this model, ribosome translocation along message RNA is detailed discussed. We found that, with the increase of external force, the mean translocation rate of ribosome increases from one lower limit to one upper limit, and both of these two limits increase with concentrations of the translocation factors. ...

Zhang, Yunxin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Green Thunderstorms Observed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Green thunderstorms have been observed from time to time in association with deep convection or severe weather events. Often the green coloration has been attributed to hail or to reflections of light from green foliage on the ground. Some ...

Frank W. Gallagher III; William H. Beasley; Craig F. Bohren

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Tropical observability and predictability  

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Many studies have investigated tropical data assimilation in the context of global models or specifically for tropical cyclones, but relatively few have focused on the mesoscale predictability and observability of the ...

Whitcomb, Timothy Robert

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Multifunctional Mesoscale Observing Networks  

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More than 120 scientists, engineers, administrators, and users met on 8–10 December 2003 in a workshop format to discuss the needs for enhanced three-dimensional mesoscale observing networks. Improved networks are seen as being critical to ...

Walter F. Dabberdt; Thomas W. Schlatter; Frederick H. Carr; Elbert W. Joe Friday; David Jorgensen; Steven Koch; Maria Pirone; F. Martin Ralph; Juanzhen Sun; Patrick Welsh; James W. Wilson; Xiaolei Zou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Multistage-Based Switching Fabrics for Scalable Routers  

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lookup, performed either locally at the arrival LC or via a remote forwarding engine (FE). It is thus with buffers are shown to be capable of handling various traffic patterns likely to exist in typical routers scheduling mechanism to be incorporated for handling packets on the basis of per flow or per class to ensure

Tzeng, Nian-Feng

433

Triggering GaAs lock-on switches with laser diode arrays  

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Laser diode arrays have been used to trigger GaAs Photoconducting Semiconductor Switches (PCSS) charged to voltages of up to 60 kV and conducting currents of 580 A. The driving forces behind the use of laser diode arrays are compactness, elimination of complicated optics, and the ability to run at high repetition rates. Laser diode arrays are compactness, elimination of complicated optics, and the ability to run at high repetition rates. Laser diode arrays can trigger GaAs at high fields as the result of a new switching mode (lock-on) with very high carrier number gain. We have achieved switching of up to 10 MW in a 60 {Omega} system, with a pulse rise time of 500 ps. At 1.2 MW we have achieved repetition rates of 1 kHz with switch rise time of 500 ps for 10{sup 5} shots. The laser diode array used for these experiments delivers a 166 W pulse. In a single shot mode we have switched 4 kA with a flash lamp pumped laser and 600 A with the 166 W array. 7 refs., 5 figs.

Loubriel, G.M.; Buttram, M.T.; Helgeson, W.D.; McLaughlin, D.L.; O'Malley, M.W.; Zutavern, F.J. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Rosen, A.; Stabile, P.J. (David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, NJ (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Soft-Switching Inverter for High-Temperature Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Drives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The state-of-the-art hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) require the inverter cooling system to have a separate loop to avoid power semiconductor junction over temperatures because the engine coolant temperature of 105?C does not allow for much temperature rise in silicon devices. The proposed work is to develop an advanced soft-switching inverter that will eliminate the device switching loss and cut down the power loss so that the inverter can operate at high-temperature conditions while operating at high switching frequencies with small current ripple in low inductance based permanent magnet motors. The proposed tasks also include high-temperature packaging and thermal modeling and simulation to ensure the packaged module can operate at the desired temperature. The developed module will be integrated with the motor and vehicle controller for dynamometer and in-vehicle testing to prove its superiority. This report will describe the detailed technical design of the soft-switching inverters and their test results. The experiments were conducted both in module level for the module conduction and switching characteristics and in inverter level for its efficiency under inductive and dynamometer load conditions. The performance will be compared with the DOE original specification.

None, None

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

435

Fermi Observations of Gamma?ray Bursts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The gamma?ray emission mechanism of Gamma?ray bursts (GRBs) are still unknown. Fermi Gamma?ray Space Telescope successfully detected high?energy (> 100 MeV) emission from 17 GRBs since its launch. Fermi revealed the distinct temporal behaviors and extra spectral component from high?energy emission. These new observational results are driving many theoretical implications

Masanori Ohno; The Fermi?LAT collaborations; The GBM collaborations

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Observations of ubiquitous compressive waves in the Sun's chromosphere  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The details of the mechanism(s) responsible for the observed heating and dynamics of the solar atmosphere still remain a mystery. Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves are thought to play a vital role in this process. Although it has been shown that incompressible waves are ubiquitous in off-limb solar atmospheric observations their energy cannot be readily dissipated. We provide here, for the first time, on-disk observation and identification of concurrent MHD wave modes, both compressible and incompressible, in the solar chromosphere. The observed ubiquity and estimated energy flux associated with the detected MHD waves suggest the chromosphere is a vast reservoir of wave energy with the potential to meet chromospheric and coronal heating requirements. We are also able to propose an upper bound on the flux of the observed wave energy that is able to reach the corona based on observational constraints, which has important implications for the suggested mechanism(s) for quiescent coronal heating.

Morton, R J; Jess, D B; Kuridze, D; Ruderman, M S; Mathioudakis, M; Erdelyi, R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Understanding Electronic Switching in Magnets | U.S. DOE Office of  

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Understanding Electronic Switching in Magnets Understanding Electronic Switching in Magnets Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » September 2013 Towards Understanding Electronic Switching in Magnets Researchers have invented a new x-ray imaging technique that could reveal key atomic-scale properties in ferroelectric magnetic materials. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

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Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? | Department  

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

Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? November 10, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL From time to time over the last few years, I've come across articles and blogs discussing the "Small House Movement." The movement encourages homeowners to reject the huge homes that dominate many suburban neighborhoods and embrace smaller homes and simpler living. Do a quick Web search on the movement and you'll find many photos and testimonials for these small homes-some smaller than 100 square feet. Many of these homes are fascinating. Not only are the designs innovative, attractive, and comfortable, they are also relatively inexpensive-especially when you consider long-term maintenance costs.

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Salazar, Chu to Flip Switch on Energy-Efficient LED Lights on National Mall  

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

to Flip Switch on Energy-Efficient LED Lights on to Flip Switch on Energy-Efficient LED Lights on National Mall Salazar, Chu to Flip Switch on Energy-Efficient LED Lights on National Mall January 30, 2012 - 11:02am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will participate in a lighting ceremony featuring the newly-installed LED lights on the National Mall. Illuminating the Mall from 3rd to 15th Streets, the LED technology is expected to reduce lighting energy by up to 65 percent and provide a well-lit atmosphere to welcome the National Mall's 25 million annual visitors. "Achieving an economy built on American energy will require an all-of-the-above approach, one that includes safely and responsibly developing our domestic energy resources - and making the most of what we

440

Salazar, Chu Flip Switch on 65% Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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

Salazar, Chu Flip Switch on 65% Energy Savings Salazar, Chu Flip Switch on 65% Energy Savings Salazar, Chu Flip Switch on 65% Energy Savings January 30, 2012 - 5:58pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. -Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall today hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall. The LED lights, donated by OSRAM SYLVANIA and installed pro bono by Pepco, the electric utility that serves Washington, D.C., will reduce lighting energy use for the streetlamps by up to 65 percent. "Achieving an economy built on American energy will require an all-of-the-above approach, one that includes safely and responsibly developing our domestic energy resources - and making the most of what we

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Texas County "Flips The Switch" On New Energy-Efficient Complex |  

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Texas County "Flips The Switch" On New Energy-Efficient Complex Texas County "Flips The Switch" On New Energy-Efficient Complex Texas County "Flips The Switch" On New Energy-Efficient Complex March 7, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis Fifth graders from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District’s North Alamo Elementary celebrate the opening of the new Precinct 2 Multi-Purpose Facility and Administration Complex in Hidalgo County, TX. The students received tours of the facility and heard presentations from vendors and other green organizations in the Rio Grande Valley on energy efficiency ideas for the home, recycling, energy production and consumption, wind and solar power and groundwater runoff. Fifth graders from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District's North Alamo Elementary celebrate the opening of the new Precinct 2

442

NERSC Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for  

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Helps Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for Nanoelectronics NERSC Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for Nanoelectronics December 22, 2009 Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab) Molecular Foundry and Columbia University found that electrical resistance through a molecular junction-a nanometer scale circuit element consisting of a single molecule contacted with gold wires-can be turned on and off by simply pushing and pulling the junction. Experts believe that this newly demonstrated molecular-scale control could be leveraged for future nanoscale electronic devices. The switching phenomenon was initially discovered in experiments conducted by a team of researchers led by Latha Venkataraman of Columbia University.

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Microsoft Word - CX-Franklin-BadgerCanyonGrandview-RedMtnsDisconnectSwitch_WEB.docx  

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8, 2012 8, 2012 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Richard Heredia Project Manager - TEP-TPP-1 Proposed Action: Franklin-Badger Canyon and Grandview-Red Mountain switch replacements PP&A Project No.: 2,349 / 2,350 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3 Routine maintenance Location: Benton County, Washington Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to replace disconnect switches and related equipment on the Franklin-Badger Canyon No.2 and Grandview-Red Mountain No.1 115- kilovolt transmission lines. The switch stands will be replaced in the same locations as the existing structures, and related load break equipment will be upgraded in-kind to existing. Both

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Semiconductor diode laser having an intracavity spatial phase controller for beam control and switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power broad-area semiconductor laser having a intracavity spatial phase controller is disclosed. The integrated intracavity spatial phase controller is easily formed by patterning an electrical contact metallization layer when fabricating the semiconductor laser. This spatial phase controller changes the normally broad far-field emission beam of such a laser into a single-lobed near-diffraction-limited beam at pulsed output powers of over 400 mW. Two operating modes, a thermal and a gain operating mode, exist for the phase controller, allowing for steering and switching the beam as the modes of operation are switched, and the emission beam may be scanned, for example, over a range of 1.4 degrees or switched by 8 degrees. More than one spatial phase controller may be integrated into the laser structure. 6 figs.

Hohimer, J.P.

1994-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

445

Semiconductor diode laser having an intracavity spatial phase controller for beam control and switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power broad-area semiconductor laser having a intracavity spatial phase controller is disclosed. The integrated intracavity spatial phase controller is easily formed by patterning an electrical contact metallization layer when fabricating the semiconductor laser. This spatial phase controller changes the normally broad far-field emission beam of such a laser into a single-lobed near-diffraction-limited beam at pulsed output powers of over 400 mW. Two operating modes, a thermal and a gain operating mode, exist for the phase controller, allowing for steering and switching the beam as the modes of operation are switched, and the emission beam may be scanned, for example, over a range of 1.4 degrees or switched by 8 degrees. More than one spatial phase controller may be integrated into the laser structure.

Hohimer, John P. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Semiconductor diode laser having an intracavity spatial phase controller for beam control and switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power broad-area semiconductor laser having a intracavity spatial phase controller is disclosed. The integrated intracavity spatial phase controller is easily formed by patterning an electrical contact metallization layer when fabricating the semiconductor laser. This spatial phase controller changes the normally broad far-field emission bean, of such a laser into a single-lobed near-diffraction-limited beam at pulsed output powers of over 400 mW. Two operating modes, a thermal and a gain operating mode, exist for the phase controller, allowing for steering and switching the beam as the modes of operation are switched, and the emission beam may be scanned, for example, over a range of 1.4 degrees or switched by 8 degrees. More than one spatial phase controller may be integrated into the laser structure.

Hohimer, J.P.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

447

Implications of a Regime-Switching Model on Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation  

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In this paper, we propose a one-factor regime-switching model for the risk adjusted natural gas spot price and study the implications of the model on the valuation and optimal operation of natural gas storage facilities. We calibrate the model parameters to both market futures and options on futures. Calibration results indicate that the regime-switching model is a better fit to market data compared to a one-factor mean-reverting model similar to those used by other authors to value gas storage. We extend a semi-Lagrangian timestepping scheme from Chen and Forsyth (2007) to solve the gas storage pricing problem, essentially a stochastic control problem, and conduct a convergence analysis of the scheme. Numerical results also indicate that the regime-switching model can generate operational strategies for gas storage facilities that reflect the existence of multiple regimes in the market as well as the regime shifts due to various exogenous events.

Zhuliang Chen; Peter A. Forsyth

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Fundamental New Insight Into Material for Optical-Switching | U.S. DOE  

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Fundamental New Insight Into Material for Optical-Switching Fundamental New Insight Into Material for Optical-Switching Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » September 2013 Fundamental New Insight Into Material for Optical-Switching A triple point, where three different atomic structures coexist simultaneously, has been uncovered in vanadium dioxide. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of David H Cobden

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From Packet to Power Switching: Digital Direct Load Scheduling  

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At present, the power grid has tight control over its dispatchable generation capacity but a very coarse control on the demand. Energy consumers are shielded from making price-aware decisions, which degrades the efficiency of the market. This state of affairs tends to favor fossil fuel generation over renewable sources. Because of the technological difficulties of storing electric energy, the quest for mechanisms that would make the demand for electricity controllable on a day-to-day basis is gaining prominence. The goal of this paper is to provide one such mechanisms, which we call Digital Direct Load Scheduling (DDLS). DDLS is a direct load control mechanism in which we unbundle individual requests for energy and digitize them so that they can be automatically scheduled in a cellular architecture. Specifically, rather than storing energy or interrupting the job of appliances, we choose to hold requests for energy in queues and optimize the service time of individual appliances belonging to a broad class whi...

Alizadeh, Mahnoosh; Thomas, Robert J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Network Observability Transitions  

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In the modeling, monitoring, and control of complex networks, a fundamental problem concerns the comprehensive determination of the state of the system from limited measurements. Using power grids as example networks, we show that this problem leads to a new type of percolation transition, here termed a {\\it network observability transition}, which we solve analytically for the configuration model. We also demonstrate a dual role of the network's community structure, which both facilitates optimal measurement placement and renders the networks substantially more sensitive to `observability attacks'. Aside from their immediate implications for the development of smart grids, these results provide insights into decentralized biological, social, and technological networks.

Yang, Yang; Motter, Adilson E; 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.258701

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle | Advanced  

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A Newly Discovered DNA Repair Mechanism A Newly Discovered DNA Repair Mechanism Assessing the Risk of Arsenic Ingestion An Electronic Dance of Spins and Orbits How a Virus Prepares to Infect Cells Magnetic Switching under Pressure Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle DECEMBER 21, 2010 Bookmark and Share Main image: X-ray pattern from contracting flight muscle; top: match-mismatch of crossbridge origins with actin target zones; bottom: thick filament twisting bring myosin crossbridges closer to actin binding sites ("target zones"). Pink = target zones; red = myosin heads. Intruder at bottom: Lethocerus indicus.

452

Binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in glow discharge closing switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highly efficient binary and ternary gas mixtures for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches are disclosed. The binary mixtures are combinations of helium or neon and selected perfluorides. The ternary mixtures are combinations of helium, neon, or argon, a selected perfluoride, and a small amount of gas that exhibits enhanced ionization characteristics. These mixtures are shown to be the optimum choices for use in diffuse glow discharge closing switches by virtue if the combines physio-electric properties of the mixture components. 9 figs.

Hunter, S.R.; Christophorou, L.G.

1988-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

453

Electro-optic harmonic conversion to switch a laser beam out of a cavity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a switch to permit a laser beam to escape a laser cavity through the use of an externally applied electric field across a harmonic conversion crystal. Amplification takes place in the laser cavity, and then the laser beam is switched out by the laser light being harmonically converted with dichroic or polarization sensitive elements present to alter the optical path of the harmonically converted laser light. Modulation of the laser beam can also be accomplished by varying the external electric field.

Haas, Roger A. (Pleasanton, CA); Henesian, Mark A. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT OF POLARIZATION SWITCHING PROCESSES IN BARIUM- TITANATE SINGLE CRYSTAL  

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A prevlously developed nondestructive piezoelectric method for studying the state of polarization of ferroelectric crystals is applied to study polarization switching in barium titanate single crystals. Three polarization processes are proposed. The first and second processes were designated nucleation and growth by Merz. The third process cannot be measured by conventional pulse methods, and hss a very slow polarizing velocity. Thls indicates the existence of layers which lie between the surface layer and inner layer. Switching time results ars considered in the light of the above experiments. (auth)

Husimi, K.; Kataoka, K.

1958-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Understanding Buck-Boost Power Stages in Switch Mode Power Supplies  

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A switching power supply consists of the power stage and the control circuit. The power stage performs the basic power conversion from the input voltage to the output voltage and includes switches and the output filter. This report addresses the buck-boost power stage only and does not cover control circuits. Detailed steady-state and small-signal analysis of the buck-boost power stage operating in continuous and discontinuous mode is presented. Variations in the standard buck-boost power stage and a discussion of power stage

Everett Rogers; System Power

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Design of a real time switching control scheme for capacity compensation of distribution feeders  

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A new control scheme for multilevel control of capacitors on radial distribution feeders is developed for implementation by an on-line, substation-based computer. The control objectives are the minimization of radial feeder losses of energy and power. Control is exercised through multilevel switching of existing shunt-connected static capacitors. It is shown how time-varying load data on existing feeders obtained through measurements at the substation can be taken into account. When reactive-load duration curves can be constructed for existing feeders, it is also shown how to optimally design the control scheme to include fixed and non-simultaneously switched capacitors.

Grainger, J.J.; El-Kib, A.A.; Lee, S.H.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Electrode with transparent series resistance for uniform switching of optical modulation devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Switching uniformity of an optical modulation device for controlling the propagation of electromagnetic radiation is improved by use of an electrode comprising an electrically resistive layer that is transparent to the radiation. The resistive layer is preferably an innerlayer of a wide-bandgap oxide sandwiched between layers of indium tin oxide or another transparent conductor, and may be of uniform thickness, or may be graded so as to provide further improvement in the switching uniformity. The electrode may be used with electrochromic and reversible electrochemical mirror (REM) smart window devices, as well as display devices based on various technologies.

Tench, D. Morgan (Camarillo, CA); Cunningham, Michael A. (Thousand Oaks, CA); Kobrin, Paul H. (Newbury Park, CA)

2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

458

New Mathematical Method Reveals Where Proteins Bind with DNA to Switch  

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Mathematical Mathematical Method Reveals Where Genes Switch On or Off New Mathematical Method Reveals Where Genes Switch On or Off "Compressed sensing" determines atomic-level energy potentials with accuracy approaching experimental measurement February 22, 2012 | Tags: Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Carver, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Math & Computer Science, NISE John Hules, JAHules@lbl.gov, +1 510 486 6008 Figure 1. Helix-turn-helix (HTH) proteins are the most widely distributed family of DNA-binding proteins, occurring in all biological kingdoms. This image shows a lambda repressor HTH transcription factor (green) binding to a lambda operator DNA sequence (blue and red) of the virus bacteriophage lambda. Image: Richard Wheeler, Wikipedia

459

New Switches for Utility-Scale Inverters: First In-Class Demonstration of a Completely New Type of SiC Bipolar Switch (15kV-20kV) for Utility-Scale Inverters  

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Solar ADEPT Project: The SiCLAB is developing a new power switch for utility-scale PV inverters that would improve the performance and significantly reduce the size, weight, and energy loss of PV systems. A power switch controls the electrical energy flowing through an inverter, which takes the electrical current from a PV solar panel and converts it into the type and amount of electricity that is compatible with the electric grid. SiCLAB is using silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors in its new power switches, which are more efficient than the silicon semiconductors used to conduct electricity in most conventional power switches today. Switches with SiC semiconductors can operate at much higher temperatures, as well as higher voltage and power levels than silicon switches. SiC-based power switches are also smaller than those made with silicon alone, so they result in much smaller and lighter electrical devices. In addition to their use in utility-scale PV inverters, SiCLAB’s new power switches can also be used in wind turbines, railways, and other smart grid applications.

None

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

460

Time-dependent simulations of filament propagation in photoconducting switches  

SciTech Connect

The authors present a model for investigating filamentary structures observed in laser-triggered photoswitches. The model simulates electrons and holes in two-dimensional cylindrical (r-z) geometry, with realistic electron and hole mobilities and field dependent impact ionization. Because of the large range of spatial and temporal scales to be resolved, they are using an explicit approach with fast, direct solution of the field equation. A flux limiting scheme is employed to avoid the time-step constraint due to the short time for resistive relaxation in the high density filament. Self-consistent filament propagation with speeds greater than the carrier drift velocity are observed in agreement with experiments.

Rambo, P.W.; Lawson, W.S. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Capps, C.D.; Falk, R.A. [Boeing Defense & Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MechanicalTesting  

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structures, validation of encapsulant cure stress models, development of frac- ture mechanics tests for use in adhesion studies and understanding the failure mechanism of...

462

Mechanical model for ductility loss  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mechanical model was constructed to probe into the mechanism of ductility loss. Fracture criterion based on critical localized deformation was undertaken. Two microstructure variables were considered in the model. Namely, the strength ratio of grain boundary affected area to the matrix, ..cap omega.., and the linear fraction, x, of grain boundary affected area. A parametrical study was carried out. The study shows that the ductility is very sensitive to those microstructure parameters. The functional dependence of ductility to temperature as well as strain-rate, suggested by the model, is demonstrated to be consistent with the observation.

Hu, W.L.

1980-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

463

A look-ahead synthesis technique with backtracking for switching activity reduction in low power high-level synthesis  

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Research work done has shown that power consumption in digital integrated circuits can be effectively reduced by reducing the switching activity occurring on the functional modules. High-level synthesis of digital integrated circuits for low power often ... Keywords: High-level synthesis, Low power, Simultaneous scheduling and binding, Switching activity

Xianwu Xing; Ching Chuen Jong

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Passively Q-switched microchip laser R. Haring, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck,* E. Gini, H. Melchior, and U. Keller  

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, and M. Birnbaum, ``Passive Q-switch at 1.53 m using divalent uranium ions in calcium fluoride,'' J. Appl of the parameters needed for a specific application. Design guidelines20 for Q-switched microchip lasers with SESAMs. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, ``Experimentally con- firmed design guidelines for passively Q

Keller, Ursula

465

Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Hybrid Fault Current Limiter Employing Asymmetric Non-Inductive Coil and Fast Switch  

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This paper deals with design and operating test of a novel hybrid FCL. The FCL system consists of a coil, a fast switch and a resistor for bypassing the fault current. The switch is driven by novel non-inductive coil ...

Yang, Seong Eun

466

On the performances of IEEE 802.16(d) mesh CDS-mode networks using Single-Switched-Beam Antennas  

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The IEEE 802.16(d) mesh coordinated distributed scheduling (CDS) mode is a novel technology for future fixed wireless backbone networks and designed for the use of omnidirectional antennas. The use of Single-Switched-Beam Antennas (SSBAs) may have great ... Keywords: Coordinated distributed scheduling mode, Directional antenna, IEEE 802.16, Mesh network, Switched-beam antenna

Chih-Che Lin; Shie-Yuan Wang; Teng-Wei Hsu

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Microsoft Word - NEPA_CX_Acquisition_of_OTEC_Disconnect_Switch_LaGrand_Substation_05-08-2012.docx  

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Kelly Miller Kelly Miller Project Manager - TG-DITT-2 Proposed Action: BPA Acquisition of OTEC Disconnect Switch at the BPA LaGrande Substation Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): Appendix B 1.24 Property Transfer Location: BPA LaGrande Substation, in the City of LaGrande, Union County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to purchase the 230-kilovolt (kV) main bus disconnect switch (MB A-270) that is currently installed and operating within the BPA LaGrande Substation. The disconnect switch is owned by the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC). On October 7, 2011, the manager of engineering for OTEC requested that BPA purchase the disconnect switch. The disconnect switch is the only piece of equipment within

468

Mechanism of pressure welding  

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Thesis. The mechanism in polycrystalline aluminum, copper, silver, and gold was investigated. (19 figures) (DLC)

Mohamed, H.A.E.F.

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

CARTESIAN MECHANICS* Sophie Roux  

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1 CARTESIAN MECHANICS* Sophie Roux (Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS, Paris) Introduction For many the search for a mathematical treatment of phenomena, on the other hand the demand for mechanical as the typical mechanical philosopher, and contrasted as such to the founder of mechanics as a science, namely

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

470

INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS  

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INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS OF A CONTINUOUS MEDIUM Lawrence E. Malvern Professor of Mechanics princi- ples common to all branches of solid and fluid mechanics, designed to appeal to the intuition science. The book arose from the need to provide a general preparation in contin- uum mechanics

Kaminski, Edouard

471

Graduate quantum mechanics reform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We address four main areas in which graduatequantum mechanics education can be improved: course content

L. D. Carr; S. B. McKagan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A comprehensive model to study nonlinear behavior of multilayered micro beam switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel model to study the pull-in behavior of nonlinear electromechanically coupled systems has been developed. The proposed model is based on the multilayered cantilever and fixed–fixed micro beam type MEMS switches. Due to the complexity of ...

Ghader Rezazadeh

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

A latency-aware scheduling algorithm for all-optical packet switching networks with FDL buffers  

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Optical buffers implemented by fiber delay lines (FDLs) have a volatile nature due to signal loss and noise accumulation. Packets suffer from excessive recirculation through FDLs, and they may be dropped eventually in their routing paths. Because of ... Keywords: Fiber delay line buffers, Multi-hop packet scheduling, Optical buffering, Optical packet switching, Stochastic analysis

Kuan-Hung Chou; Woei Lin

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Issues in the design of switched linear control systems: A benchmark study  

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of the paper presents a wind turbine regulation problem. This problem is can be solved using a switched linear-scale grid-connected variable- speed pitch-regulated wind turbines. The wind turbine system essentially varying wind-field. However, the wind- field may be represented by a single wind speed constant over

Williamson, John

475

Issues in the design of switched linear control systems: A benchmark study  

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of the paper presents a wind turbine regulation problem. This problem is can be solved using a switched linear is the control of large-scale grid-connected variable- speed pitch-regulated wind turbines. The wind turbine by a single wind speed constant over the rotor disk, the effective wind speed. It should be noted

Duffy, Ken

476

Evaluating the Rationale for the Utility-Accessible External Disconnect Switch: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the utility-accessible alternating current (AC) external disconnect switch (EDS) for distributed generators, including photovoltaic (PV) systems, which is a hardware feature that allows a utility's employees to manually disconnect a customer-owned generator from the electricity grid.

Coddington, M. H.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch with contoured-profile electrode interfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved photoconductive switch having a SiC or other wide band gap substrate material with opposing contoured profile cavities which have a contoured profile selected from one of Rogowski, Bruce, Chang, Harrison, and Ernst profiles, and two electrodes with matching contoured-profile convex interface surfaces.

Sullivan, James S.; Hawkins, Steven A.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

478

Parasol and GreenSwitch: Managing Datacenters Powered by Renewable Energy  

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Parasol and GreenSwitch: Managing Datacenters Powered by Renewable Energy ´I~nigo Goiri, William- newable energy. These datacenters will either generate their own renewable energy or draw it directly from an existing nearby plant. Besides reducing carbon footprints, renewable energy can poten- tially reduce energy

Parashar, Manish

479

Abstract--Time-driven Switching (TDS) networks with non-immediate forwarding (NIF) provides scheduling  

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Abstract-- Time-driven Switching (TDS) networks with non-immediate forwarding (NIF) provides that with NIF scheduling complexity may grow exponentially. Efficiently finding a schedule from an exponential formulation of the NIF scheduling problem, under a wide variety of networking requirements, then introduces

Baldi, Mario

480

Cisco Router and Switch Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Network Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cisco IOS (the software that runs the vast majority of Cisco routers and all Cisco network switches) is the dominant routing platform on the Internet and corporate networks. This widespread distribution, as well as its architectural deficiencies, makes ... Keywords: Networking, Security

Dale Liu

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Highly sensitive wide-dynamic range optical burst-mode receivers for ultra fast gain switching  

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Highly sensitive optical receivers in BiCMOS, sub-micron and deep-sub-micron CMOS technology are compared. Special attention is paid to burst-mode receivers with a wide-dynamic input range and with fast gain switching. A new burst-mode receiver design ... Keywords: Burst-mode receivers, Low noise, Optical receivers, Stability

K. Schneider; H. Zimmermann

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Studies of switching field and thermal energy barrier distributions in a FePt nanoparticle system  

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Studies of switching field and thermal energy barrier distributions in a FePt nanoparticle system X dependence of the thermal stability factor, the width of the thermal energy barrier distribution- ropy energy distribution and the interaction and the thermal energy barrier distribution determined

Laughlin, David E.

483

Active high-power RF pulse compression using optically switched resonant delay lines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors present the design and a proof of principle experimental results of an optically controlled high power rf pulse compression system. The design should, in principle, handle few hundreds of Megawatts of power at X-band. The system is based on the switched resonant delay line theory. It employs resonant delay lines as a means of storing rf energy. The coupling to the lines is optimized for maximum energy storage during the charging phase. To discharge the lines, a high power microwave switch increases the coupling to the lines just before the start of the output pulse. The high power microwave switch, required for this system, is realized using optical excitation of an electron-hole plasma layer on the surface of a pure silicon wafer. The switch is designed to operate in the TE{sub 01} mode in a circular waveguide to avoid the edge effects present at the interface between the silicon wafer and the supporting waveguide; thus, enhancing its power handling capability.

Tantawi, S.G.; Ruth, R.D.; Vlieks, A.E. [Stanford Univ., CA (US). Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Zolotorev, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

QoS management in trunk-and-branch switched Ethernet networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A likely architecture for the future broadband access network will consist of a trunk-and-branch topology, with very high bandwidth trunks (e.g., 1-10 Gb/s), connected to high-bandwidth drops (or branches) to homes and businesses. A multihop switched ...

K. Rege; S. Dravida; S. Nanda; S. Narayan; J. Strombosky; M. Tandon; D. Gupta

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

NFPA 110 and its impact on transfer switching of emergency and standby power  

SciTech Connect

In 1985, following lengthy public and committee development, the National Fire Protection Association adopted and issued NFPA 110, a new standard for emergency and standby power systems. A review of this important document with particular emphasis on transfer switching is presented. The authors point out how this standard is now leading to safer and more reliable emergency and standby power installations.

Pukash, S. (Automatic Switch Co., Florham Park, NJ (US)); Castenschiold, R. (LCR Consulting Engineers, Green Village, NJ (US))

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Etched quantum dots for all-optical and electro-optical switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present progress to date in the production of quantum dots etched from multiple quantum well structures for use in all-optical and electro-optical switches. Details of fabrication and comparisons to self-assembled quantum dot materials are described, ... Keywords: All-optical, Deep etching, Nanofabrication, Quantum boxes, Quantum dots

Nathan Bickel; Patrick LiKamWa

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Implications of a Regime-Switching Model on Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation  

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approximate the seasonality trend in the futures price data. Meanwhile, the table reveals a strong annual-switching model for the risk adjusted natural gas spot price and study the implications of the model) to solve the gas storage pricing problem, essentially a stochastic control problem, and conduct

Forsyth, Peter A.

488

SEARCH PATTERNS SWITCHING FOR MOTION ESTIMATION USING RATE OF ERROR DESCENT  

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SEARCH PATTERNS SWITCHING FOR MOTION ESTIMATION USING RATE OF ERROR DESCENT Ka-Ho Ng, Lai-Man Po estimation algorithms based on search- point pattern are only good at handling videos with small motions, for example, block-based gradient descent search, diamond search and hexagonal-based search. An adaptive

Po, Lai-Man

489

Spontaneous Domain Switching during Phase Separation of Pb on Ge(111) and S. Chiang1  

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Spontaneous Domain Switching during Phase Separation of Pb on Ge(111) Y. Sato1,2 and S. Chiang1 1, and S. Chiang, Mater. Sci. Eng. B 96, 215 (2002). [13] Y. Sato and S. Chiang (to be published). [14] See

Chiang, Shirley

490

Bipolar resistive switching effect in Gd2O3 films for transparent memory application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A transparent resistive random access memory based on ITO/Gd"2O"3/ITO capacitor structure is fabricated on glass substrate. The transparent memory exhibits reliable resistive switching for more than 1000 cycles, low operation voltage of -2V/+2V, and ... Keywords: Gadolinium oxide, Gd2O3, RRAM, Resistive memory, TRRAM, Transparent memory

Kou-Chen Liu; Wen-Hsien Tzeng; Kow-Ming Chang; Yi-Chun Chan; Chun-Chih Kuo

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

A CMOS direct sampling mixer using switched capacitor filter technique for software-defined radio  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a novel direct sampling mixer (DSM) using Switched Capacitor Filter (SCF) for multi-band receivers. The proposed DSM has a higher gain, more flexibility and lower flicker noise than that of conventional circuits. The mixer for Digital ...

Hong Phuc Ninh; Takashi Moue; Takashi Kurashina; Kenichi Okada; Akira Matsuzawa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

A Localized Switching Ramp-Metering Controller with a Queue Length Regulator for Congested Freeways  

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A Localized Switching Ramp-Metering Controller with a Queue Length Regulator for Congested Freeways- responsive ramp-metering controller that adapts to the differ- ent traffic dynamics under different the model sampling time and the metering- rate update interval. In addition, a queue length regulator

Horowitz, Roberto

493

Ultrafast photoinduced electron transfer reactions in supramolecular arrays: From charge separation and storage to molecular switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Photoinduced charge separation reactions form the basis for energy storage processes in both natural and artificial photosynthesis. Moreover, rapid reversible photoinduced electron transfer reactions are a class of photophysical phenomena that can be exploited to develop schemes for optical switching. Examples from each of these fields are discussed.

Wasielewski, M.R.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Ultrafast photoinduced electron transfer reactions in supramolecular arrays: From charge separation and storage to molecular switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Photoinduced charge separation reactions form the basis for energy storage processes in both natural and artificial photosynthesis. Moreover, rapid reversible photoinduced electron transfer reactions are a class of photophysical phenomena that can be exploited to develop schemes for optical switching. Examples from each of these fields are discussed.

Wasielewski, M.R.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Novel Resonant-Tunneling Multiple-Threshold Logic Circuit Based on Switching Sequence Detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a novel multiple-threshold circuit using resonant-tunneling diodes (RTDs). The logic operation is based on detecting a switching sequence in the RTD circuit. This scheme enables us to increase the number of threshold voltages by more than ... Keywords: Resonant-tunneling diode, Multiple-threshold, analog-to-digital converter

Takao Waho; Kazufumi Hattori; Kouji Honda

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

100-W Q-switched Cryogenically Cooled Yb:YAG Laser  

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This work describes a cryogenic, electro-optically Q-switched Yb:YAG laser that generates 114-W average TEM[subscript 00] power with 47% optical-to-optical efficiency. Pulse repetition frequency is 5 kHz, pulse duration ...

Hybl, John D.