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Mechanism of Magnetic Relaxation Switching Sensing  

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Mechanism of Magnetic Relaxation Switching Sensing ... H.S. acknowledges financial support from the B.S.-Ph.D. National Science Scholarship awarded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. ... sciences share a common interest in small structures (the definition of 'small' depends on the application, but can range from 1 nm to 1 mm). ...

Changwook Min; Huilin Shao; Monty Liong; Tae-Jong Yoon; Ralph Weissleder; Hakho Lee

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of rebirth of metallic paths during resistance switching of metal nanowire  

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To clarify the mechanism of resistance-switching phenomena, we have investigated the change in the electronic structure of a Ni nanowire device during resistance-switching operations using scanning photoelectron microscopy techniques. We directly observed the disappearance of density of state (DOS) at the Fermi level (E{sub F}) in a high-resistance state and recovery of a finite DOS at E{sub F} in a low-resistance state. These results are direct evidence that the Ni nanowire is fully oxidized after switching to the high-resistance state and that Ni-metal conductive paths in the oxidized nanowire are recovered in the low-resistance state.

Horiba, K., E-mail: horiba@post.kek.jp; Nagamura, N.; Toyoda, S.; Oshima, M. [Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan) [Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Synchrotron Radiation Research Organization, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Fujiwara, K.; Takagi, H. [RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)] [RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Kumigashira, H. [Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan) [Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)

2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid plasmonic nanodevices: Switching mechanism for the nonlinear emission  

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Control of the light emission at the nanoscale is of central interest in nanophotonics due to the many applications in very different fields, ranging from quantum information to biophysics. Resonant excitation of surface plasmon polaritons in metal nanoparticles create nanostructured and enhanced light fields around those structures, which produce their strong interaction in a hybrid nanodevice with other plasmonic or non-plasmonic objects. This interaction may in turn also modulate the far field with important consequences in the applications. We show in this paper that the nonlinear emission from semiconductor quantum dots is strongly affected by the close presence of metal nanoparticles, which are resonantly excited. Using a pulsed laser, optical second harmonic is generated in the quantum dot, and it is highly enhanced when the laser is tuned around the nanoparticle plasmon resonance. Even more interesting is the demonstration of a switching mechanism, controlled by an external continuous-wave field, which can enhance or extinguish the SH signal, even when the pulsed laser is always on. Experimental observations are in excellent agreement with the theoretical calculations, based on the dipole-dipole near-field coupling of the objects forming the hybrid system.

Bragas, Andrea V. [Departamento de Física, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, IFIBA CONICET, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Singh, Mahi R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western University, London (Canada)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-induced micro-mechanical optical switch  

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An optical switch is formed by introducing light lengthwise to a microcantilever waveguide directed toward a second waveguide. The microcantilever is caused to bend by light emitted from a laser diode orthogonal to the microcantilever and at an energy above the band gap, which induces stress as a result of the generation of free carriers. The bending of the waveguide directs the carrier frequency light to a second receptor waveguide or to a non-responsive surface. The switch may be combined in an array to perform multiple switching functions rapidly and at low energy losses.

Rajic, Slobodan (Knoxville, TN); Datskos, Panagiotis George (Knoxville, TN); Egert, Charles M. (late of Oak Ridge, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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PERSPECTIVES Nano-to-Microscale Mechanical Switches and Fuses Mediate Adhesive Contacts between  

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PERSPECTIVES Nano-to-Microscale Mechanical Switches and Fuses Mediate Adhesive Contacts between to their molecular origins. The present work focuses on nano-to-microscale regulatory aspects that mediate and that they had to be primarily mechanical. Accordingly, our experimental approach was to study in vitro the nano

Heinrich, Volkmar

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New standards for mechanical loading of HV air switches to reduce operating problems  

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The problems inherent in dealing with mechanical forces upon switch terminals of high voltage air disconnect switches could be reduced substantially if proposed new mechanical loading standards were adopted, says Donald L. Lott of Siemens-Allis' Power Switching division. The result would be longer, more reliable service life. Simply stated, current standards do not take into consideration the bending moment exerted on the switch terminal pad, which can lead to improper alignment, misoperation and high stress on terminal pads. Lott says that mechanical loadings on terminal pads of HV substation air disconnect switches dictate the location of bus or cable support insulators and expansion connectors for rigid bus. While horizontal and vertical (weight of the conductor) forces are usually considered in design criteria, the bending moment caused by rigid bus sag is not taken into consideration when span lengths are long. Yet, he warns, this force often may be the most significant and can influence the location of the bus support insulators. The proposed standards would incorporate the effect of such bending moments.

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1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the switching mechanism in ZnO nanoparticle memristors  

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a cryostat (Oxford Instruments, Optistat CF). After reflection from the back contact of the sample (45o incident angle), the probe beam was incident on a silicon photodiode connected via a current-to-voltage converter to a dual-channel lock... . In this case, although the height of barrier decreases, the charge injection through the barrier shifts 7 from a tunneling mechanism to thermionic emission.24 Furthermore, the hopping mechanism dominates the charge transport inside the film, due...

Li, C.; Beirne, G. J.; Kamita, G.; Lakhwani, G.; Wang, J.; Greenham, N. C.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acid Side Chains in the BLUF Photoreceptor Observed by Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy  

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Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acid Side Chains in the BLUF Photoreceptor Observed hydrogen-bond network with nearby amino acid side chains, including a highly conserved tyrosine and glutamine. The participation of particular amino acid side chains in the ultrafast hydrogen-bond switching

van Stokkum, Ivo

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The measurement of mechanical parameters of a switched reluctance motor drive system  

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The switched reluctance motor has been receiving attention recently after the availability of power electronics devices, for its robustness, simple construction and a high torque/mass ratio. The electromagnetic characteristic measurement for the motor has been widely researched and reported despite nonlinear behavior of the motor. The electromagnetic characteristic data are being used as look-up tables for modeling and simulation purposes. However, for dynamic simulation, mechanical parameters such as friction coefficients and moment of inertia are equally important. There has not been much work done to measure the parameters as mostly they are provided by the manufacturer of mechanical parts (the motor etc) which are not accurate for the entire mechanical system, when they are coupled. A few measurement methods have been used widely to measure the mechanical parameters but the important friction constants such as Coulomb friction constant were neglected. This paper introduces a new technique which was derived from the classical viscous plus Coulomb friction model for all the mechanical parameter measurements including the Coulomb friction. The results obtained were verified using experimental data.

R Gobbi; N C Sahoo; R Vejian

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lumped thermal model for switched reluctance motor applied to mechanical design optimization  

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Switched reluctance motors (SRM) are attracting much attention because of their special advantages. Generated heat, due to losses, can reduce the life time of SRMs. Therefore, taking into account thermal modeling helps to improve their performance and increase their life time. In this paper, a lumped thermal model of SRM based on the analogue circuit of conductive and convective thermal resistances is proposed. First the heat transfer equations were applied for modeling of each motor part as a thermal equivalent circuit. Then, the thermal modeling of whole SRM was done via assembling all these sub-circuits. For validity of the obtained model on a wide range of geometrical and structural properties of motor, apt heat transfer relations have been used. This comprehensive model is used to investigate the influence of dimensions on heat transfer in SRM. Finally, an optimal design of the stator yoke dimensions has been reached concerning the mechanical aspects without degrading electromagnetic characteristics of SRM.

Hossein Rouhani; Jawad Faiz; Caro Lucas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of turbulence suppression after electron-cyclotron-resonance-heating switch-off on the HL-2A tokamak  

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The formation of a transient internal transport barrier (ITB) is observed after the electron-cyclotron-resonance-heating (ECRH) switch-off in the HL-2A plasmas, characterized by transient increase of central electron temperature. The newly developed correlation reflectometer provided direct measurements showing reduction of turbulence in the region of steepened gradients for the period of ITB formation triggered by the ECRH switch-off. Furthermore, the reduction of core turbulence is correlated in time with the appearance of a low-frequency mode with a spectrally broad poloidal structure that peaks near zero frequency in the core region. These structures have low poloidal mode number, high poloidal correlation, and short radial correlation and are strongly coupled with high-frequency ambient turbulence. Observation indicates that these structures play important roles in the reduction of the core turbulence and in improvements of the core transport after the off-axis ECRH is turned off.

Liu, Y.; Shi, Z. B.; Dong, Y. B.; Sun, H. J.; Sun, A. P.; Li, Y. G.; Xia, Z. W.; Li, W.; Ding, X. T.; Xiao, W. W.; Zhou, Y.; Zhou, J.; Rao, J.; Liu, Z. T.; Yang, Q. W.; Duan, X. R. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 432, Chengdu 610041 (China)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Lumped thermal model for switched reluctance motor applied to mechanical design optimization  

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Switched reluctance motors (SRM) are attracting much attention because of their special advantages. Generated heat, due to losses, can reduce the life time of SRMs. Therefore, taking into account thermal modeling helps to improve their performance and ... Keywords: Conduction, Convection, Motor losses, Optimal design, Switched reluctance motor, Thermal equivalent circuit

Hossein Rouhani; Jawad Faiz; Caro Lucas

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similar Structures and Shared Switch Mechanisms of the 2-Adrenoceptor and the Parathyroid Hormone Receptor  

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experiments that define distance constraints between specific positions in individual helices can test- tors comprise a conserved switch that relays signals from extracellular stimuli to heterotrimeric G molecules that relay extracellular signals from hormones and sensory stimuli to heterotrimeric G proteins

Lichtarge, Olivier

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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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Reduction of a Redox-Active Ligand Drives Switching in a Cu(I) Pseudorotaxane by a Bimolecular Mechanism  

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The reduction of a redox-active ligand is shown to drive reversible switching of a Cu(I) [2]pseudorotaxane ([2]PR{sup 2+}) into the reduced [3]pseudorotaxane ([3]PR{sup 2+}) by a bimolecular mechanism. The unreduced pseudorotaxanes [2]PR{sup 2+} and [3]PR{sup 2+} are initially self-assembled from the binucleating ligand, 3,6-bis(5-methyl-2-pyridine)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (Me2BPTZ), and a preformed copper-macrocycle moiety (Cu-M{sup 2+}) based on 1,10-phenanthroline. X-ray crystallography revealed a syn geometry of the [3]PR{sup 2+}. The UV-vis-NIR spectra show low-energy metal-to-ligand charge-transfer transitions that red shift from 808 nm for [2]PR{sup 2+} to 1088 nm for [3]PR{sup 2+}. Quantitative analysis of the UV-vis-NIR titration shows the stepwise formation constants to be K{sub 1} = 8.9 x 10{sup 8} M{sup -1} and K{sub 2} = 3.1 x 10{sup 6} M{sup -1}, indicative of negative cooperativity. The cyclic voltammetry (CV) and coulometry of Me{sub 2}BPTZ, [2]PR{sup 2+}, and [3]PR{sup 2+} shows the one-electron reductions at E{sub 1/2} = -0.96, -0.65, and -0.285 V, respectively, to be stabilized in a stepwise manner by each Cu{sup 2+} ion. CVs of [2]PR{sup 2+} show changes with scan rate consistent with an EC mechanism of supramolecular disproportionation after reduction: [2]PR{sup 0} + [2]PR{sup 2+} = [3]PR{sup 2+} + Me{sub 2}BPTZ{sup 0} (K*{sub D}, k{sub d}). UV-vis-NIR spectroelectrochemistry was used to confirm the 1:1 product stoichiometry for [3]PR{sup 2+}:Me{sub 2}BPTZ. The driving force ({Delta}G*{sub D} = -5.1 kcal mol{sup -1}) for the reaction is based on the enhanced stability of the reduced [3]PR{sup 2+} over reduced [2]PR{sup 0} by 365 mV (8.4 kcal mol{sup -1}). Digital simulations of the CVs are consistent with a bimolecular pathway (k{sub d} = 12,000 s{sup -1} M{sup -1}). Confirmation of the mechanism provides a basis to extend this new switching modality to molecular machines.

McNitt, Kristy A.; Parimal, Kumar; Share, Andrew I.; Fahrenbach, Albert C.; Witlicki, Edward H.; Pink, Maren; Bediako, D. Kwabena; Plaisier, Christina L.; Le, Nga; Heeringa, Lee P.; Vander Griend, Douglas A.; Flood, Amar H.; (Calvin); (Indiana)

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of non-Markovian micro-mechanical Brownian motion  

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At the heart of understanding the emergence of a classical world from quantum theory is the insight that all macroscopic quantum systems are to some extent coupled to an environment and hence are open systems. The associated loss of quantum coherence, i.e., decoherence, is also detrimental for quantum information processing applications. In contrast, properly engineered quantum noise can counteract decoherence and can even be used in robust quantum state generation. To exploit the detailed dynamics of a quantum system it is therefore crucial to obtain both good knowledge and control over its environment. Here we present a method to reconstruct the relevant properties of the environment, that is, its spectral density, of the center of mass motion of a micro-mechanical oscillator. We observe a clear signature of non-Markovian Brownian motion, which is in contrast to the current paradigm to treat the thermal environment of mechanical quantum resonators as fully Markovian. The presented method, inspired by methods of system identification, can easily be transferred to other harmonic systems that are embedded in a complex environment, for example electronic or nuclear spin states in a solid state matrix. Our results also open up a route for mechanical quantum state engineering via coupling to unorthodox reservoirs.

S. Groeblacher; A. Trubarov; N. Prigge; M. Aspelmeyer; J. Eisert

2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of the long distance exploding wire restrike mechanism  

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An exploding wire restrike mechanism is applied to create plasma paths up to 9 m in length. The mechanism uses enameled copper wires in a 5 to 10 kV/m region of average electric field (AEF). This relatively low AEF restrike mechanism appears to be linked to the formation of plasma beads along the wire's length. Voltage traces, measurement of relative emitted light intensity and photographs are presented at AEFs below, inside and above the identified restrike region.

Sinton, Rowan; Herel, Ryan van; Enright, Wade; Bodger, Pat [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800 Christchurch (New Zealand)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Switch  

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seven wonders Optical Switch A key component in the laser chain, an optical switch called a plasma electrode Pockels cell (PEPC), was invented and developed at LLNL. A Pockels cell...

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Reversible photo-switching in a cell-sized vesicle  

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A photosensitive amphiphilic molecule can switch the shape of an assembled vesicle as determined by microscopic observation. Photo-isomerization induces a change in membrane fluctuation behavior or a morphological transition between ellipsoid and bud shapes, depending on the asymmetrical degree of the initial shape. The mechanism of this reversible photo-switching in the vesicle morphology is interpreted in terms of a change in the effective cross-sectional area of the photosensitive molecule.

Tsutomu Hamada; Yuko T. Sato; Takeshi Nagasaki; Kenichi Yoshikawa

2005-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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 depend on the rotation speed of the motor, and thus the motor torque, nonmonotonically. Here we present a unified mathematical model which treats motor torque generation based on experimental torque-speed curves and the 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 conformational flipping rate of individual rotor-switching units, which contributes most when the stator works at a high torque and thus a low speed; and influencing a larger number of rotor-switching units within unit time, whose contribution is the greatest when the motor rotates at a high speed. Consequently, the switching rate shows a maximum at intermediate speed, where the above two mechanisms find an optimal output. The load-switching relation may serve as a mechanism for sensing the physical environment, similar to the chemotaxis mechanism for sensing the chemical environment. It may also coordinate the switch dynamics of motors within the same cell.

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

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Is Bell's theorem relevant to quantum mechanics? On locality and non-commuting observables  

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Bell's theorem is a statement by which averages obtained from specific types of statistical distributions must conform to a family of inequalities. These models, in accordance with the EPR argument, provide for the simultaneous existence of quantum mechanically incompatible quantities. We first recall several contradictions arising between the assumption of a joint distribution for incompatible observables and the probability structure of quantum-mechanics, and conclude that Bell's theorem is not expected to be relevant to quantum phenomena described by non-commuting observables, irrespective of the issue of locality. Then, we try to disentangle the locality issue from the existence of joint distributions by introducing two models accounting for the EPR correlations but denying the existence of joint distributions. We will see that these models do not need to resort explicitly to non-locality: the first model relies on conservation laws for ensembles, and the second model on an equivalence class by which different configurations lead to the same physical predictions.

A. Matzkin

2009-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of plasma instabilities related to dust particle growth mechanisms in electron cyclotron resonance plasmas  

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Instabilities are observed in the self-bias voltage measured on a probe immersed in microwave plasma excited at Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR). Observed in the MHz range, they were systematically measured in dust-free or dusty plasmas (obtained for different conditions of applied microwave powers and acetylene flow rates). Two characteristic frequencies, well described as lower hybrid oscillations, can be defined. The first one, in the 60–70 MHz range, appears as a sharp peak in the frequency spectra and is observed in every case. Attributed to ions, its position shift observed with the output power highlights that nucleation process takes place in the dusty plasma. Attributed to lower hybrid oscillation of powders, the second broad peak in the 10–20 MHz range leads to the characterization of dust particles growth mechanisms: in the same way as in capacitively coupled plasmas, accumulation of nucleus confined near the probe in the magnetic field followed by aggregation takes place. Then, the measure of electrical instabilities on the self-bias voltage allows characterizing the discharge as well as the chemical processes that take place in the magnetic field region and their kinetics.

Drenik, A. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia) [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); CNRS, LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse/Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE, 118 rte de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Yuryev, P.; Clergereaux, R. [CNRS, LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse/Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE, 118 rte de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France)] [CNRS, LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse/Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE, 118 rte de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Vesel, A. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)] [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Margot, J. [Groupe de Physique des Plasmas, Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7 (Canada)] [Groupe de Physique des Plasmas, Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7 (Canada)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Confronting the relaxation mechanism for a large cosmological constant with observations  

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In order to deal with a large cosmological constant a relaxation mechanism based on modified gravity has been proposed recently. By virtue of this mechanism the effect of the vacuum energy density of a given quantum field/string theory (no matter how big is its initial value in the early universe) can be neutralized dynamically, i.e. without fine tuning, and hence a Big Bang-like evolution of the cosmos becomes possible. Remarkably, a large class F^n_m of models of this kind, namely capable of dynamically adjusting the vacuum energy irrespective of its value and size, has been identified. In this paper, we carefully put them to the experimental test. By performing a joint likelihood analysis we confront these models with the most recent observational data on type Ia supernovae (SNIa), the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) and the high redshift data on the expansion rate, so as to determine which ones are the most favored by observations. We compare the optimal relaxation models F^n_m found by this method with the standard or concordance LambdaCDM model, and find that some of these models may appear as almost indistinguishable from it. Interestingly enough, this shows that it is possible to construct viable solutions to the tough cosmological fine tuning problem with models that display the same basic phenomenological features as the concordance model.

Spyros Basilakos; Florian Bauer; Joan Sola

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote switch actuator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides a device and method for actuating electrical switches remotely. The device is removably attached to the switch and is actuated through the transfer of a user's force. The user is able to remain physically removed from the switch site obviating need for protective equipment. The device and method allow rapid, safe actuation of high-voltage or high-current carrying electrical switches or circuit breakers.

Haas, Edwin Gerard; Beauman, Ronald; Palo, Jr., Stefan

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Resistive switching in doped BiFeO{sub 3} films  

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Polycrystalline Bi{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} and Bi{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 0.9}Co{sub 0.1}O{sub 3} films (BXFO) were synthesized by sol-gel spin coating method. Local resistive switching behavior was investigated. Bipolar resistive switching characteristics were clearly observed in both two samples. However, for the Bi{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} film, the switching from the low resistance (LRS) to the high resistance (HRS) occurred at positive bias and the switching from the HRS to the LRS at negative bias. On the contrary, the resistance of Bi{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 0.9}Co{sub 0.1}O{sub 3} film was switched from the LRS to the HRS when a negative bias was applied. Possible mechanisms for both resistive switching forms were discussed on the basis of the Schottky-like barrier.

Wu, Lei; Jiang, Changjun, E-mail: jiangchj@lzu.edu.cn; Xue, Desheng [Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of MOE, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching  

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The fluorescence intensity of single molecules can change dramatically even under constant laser excitation. The phenomenon is frequently called "blinking" and involves molecules switching between high and low intensity states.[1-3] In additional to spontaneous blinking, the fluorescence of some special fluorophores, such as cyanine dyes and photoactivatable fluorescent proteins, can be switched on and off by choice using a second laser. Recent single-molecule spectroscopy investigations have shed light on mechanisms of single molecule blinking and photoswitching. This ability to controllably switch single molecules led to the invention of a novel fluorescence microscopy with nanometer spatial resolution well beyond the diffraction limit.

Hu, Dehong; Orr, Galya

2010-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching of localized surface plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles on a GeSbTe film mediated by nanoscale phase change and modification of surface morphology  

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As a platform for active nanophotonics, localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) switching via interaction with a chalcogenide phase change material (GeSbTe) was investigated. We performed single-particle spectroscopy of gold nanoparticles placed on a GeSbTe thin film. By irradiation with a femtosecond pulsed laser for amorphization and a continuous wave laser for crystallization, significant switching behavior of the LSPR band due to the interaction of GeSbTe was observed. The switching mechanism was explained in terms of both a change in the refractive index and a modification of surface morphology accompanying volume expansion and reduction of GeSbTe.

Hira, T.; Homma, T.; Uchiyama, T.; Kuwamura, K.; Saiki, T. [Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8522 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8522 (Japan)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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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

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Solid state switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1500 A peak, 1.0 .mu.s pulsewidth, and 4500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry.

Merritt, Bernard T. (Livermore, CA); Dreifuerst, Gary R. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Neutron structure of human carbonic anhydrase II: A hydrogen bonded water network switch is observed between pH 7.8 and 10.0.  

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The neutron structure of wild type human carbonic anhydrase II at pH 7.8 has been determined to 2.0 resolution. Detailed analysis and comparison to the previous determined structure at pH 10.0 shows important differences in protonation of key catalytic residues in the active site as well as a rearrangement of the hydrogen bonded water network. For the first time, a completed hydrogen bonded network stretching from the Zn-bound solvent to the proton shuttling residue His64 has been directed observed.

Fisher, Zoe [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Langan, Paul [ORNL; Mustyakimov, Marat [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Kovalevsky, Andrey [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Length Scale of Leidenfrost Ratchet Switches Droplet Directionality  

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Arrays of tilted pillars with characteristic heights spanning from hundreds of nanometers to tens of micrometers were created using wafer level processing and used as Leidenfrost ratchets to control droplet directionality. Dynamic Leidenfrost droplets on the ratchets with nanoscale features were found to move in the direction of the pillar tilt while the opposite directionality was observed on the microscale ratchets. This remarkable switch in the droplet directionality can be explained by varying contributions from the two distinct mechanisms controlling droplet motion on Leidenfrost ratchets with nanoscale and microscale features. In particular, asymmetric wettability of dynamic Leidenfrost droplets upon initial impact appears to be the dominant mechanism determining their directionality on tilted nanoscale pillar arrays. By contrast, asymmetric wetting does not provide a strong enough driving force compared to the forces induced by asymmetric vapour flow on arrays of much taller tilted microscale pillars. Furthermore, asymmetric wetting plays a role only in the dynamic Leidenfrost regime, for instance when droplets repeatedly jump after their initial impact. The point of crossover between the two mechanisms coincides with the pillar heights comparable to the values of the thinnest vapor layers still capable of cushioning Leidenfrost droplets upon their initial impact. The proposed model of the length scale dependent interplay between the two mechanisms points to the previously unexplored ability to bias movement of dynamic Leidenfrost droplets and even switch their directionality.

Agapov, Rebecca L [ORNL; Boreyko, Jonathan B [ORNL; Briggs, Dayrl P [ORNL; Srijanto, Bernadeta R [ORNL; Retterer, Scott T [ORNL; Collier, Pat [ORNL; Lavrik, Nickolay V [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optoelectronic switching of addressable molecular crossbar junctions  

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This letter reports on the observation of optoelectronic switching in addressable molecular crossbar junctions fabricated using polymer stamp-printing method. The active medium in the junction is a molecular self-assembled monolayer softly sandwiched between gold electrodes. The molecular junctions are investigated through currentvoltage measurements at varied temperature (from 95 to 300 K) in high vacuum condition. The junctions show reversible optoelectronic switching with the highest on/off ratio of 3 orders of magnitude at 95 K. The switching behavior is independent of both optical wavelength and molecular structure, while it strongly depends on the temperature. Initial analysis indicates that the distinct binding nature of the molecule/electrode interfaces play a dominant role in the switching performance.

J. C. Li

2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoconductive switch package  

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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

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Solid state switch  

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A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1,500 A peak, 1.0 [mu]s pulsewidth, and 4,500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry. 6 figs.

Merritt, B.T.; Dreifuerst, G.R.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

Bolon, Amy Marie

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmonic enhanced ultrafast switch.  

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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

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41

An optical switch  

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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

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Cygnus PFL Switch Jitter  

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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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Cygnus Water Switch Jitter  

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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

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A radiation hard vacuum switch  

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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

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Observational evidence of torus instability as trigger mechanism for coronal mass ejections: the 2011 August 4 filament eruption  

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Solar filaments are magnetic structures often observed in the solar atmosphere and consist of plasma that is cooler and denser than their surroundings. They are visible for days -- and even weeks -- which suggests that they are often in equilibrium with their environment before disappearing or erupting. Several eruption models have been proposed that aim to reveal what mechanism causes (or triggers) these solar eruptions. Validating these models through observations represents a fundamental step in our understanding of solar eruptions. We present an analysis of the observation of a filament eruption that agrees with the torus instability model. This model predicts that a magnetic flux rope embedded in an ambient field undergoes an eruption when the axis of the flux rope reaches a critical height that depends on the topology of the ambient field. We use the two vantage points of SDO and STEREO to reconstruct the three-dimensional shape of the filament, to follow its morphological evolution and to determine its...

Zuccarello, Francesco P; Mierla, Marilena; Poedts, Stefaan; Rachmeler, Laurel A; Romano, Paolo; Zuccarello, Francesca

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Switching power pulse system  

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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

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Microfabricated triggered vacuum switch  

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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

48

Switching power supply  

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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

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Switching power pulse system  

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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

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Crystallinity dependence of resistive switching in Ti/Pr(Sr{sub 0.1}Ca{sub 0.9}){sub 2}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7}/Pt: Filamentary versus interfacial mechanisms  

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The resistive switching characteristics of two Pr(Sr{sub 0.1}Ca{sub 0.9}){sub 2}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7} (PSCMO)-based devices (Ti/PSCMO-1/Pt and Ti/PSCMO-2/Pt) prepared under different conditions have been investigated. The two devices both showed bipolar switching behaviors. Scanning electron microscope measurements showed different grain boundaries in the two PSCMO films. By fitting the I-V curves and area dependence of the device resistance, we found that the Ti/PSCMO-1/Pt device indicated filamentary conduction, whereas interfacial effects dominated the conductance in Ti/PSCMO-2/Pt device. Our results suggest that the different grain boundaries may play a critical role in oxygen vacancy movement and hence result in the two different resistive switching properties.

Song, L. W.; Niu, S. S.; Sun, Y. C.; Hua, L. F.; Zhao, X., E-mail: xzhao@hebtu.edu.cn; Chen, W. [College of Physics Science and Information Engineering, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024 (China); Key Laboratory of Advanced Films of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang 050024 (China)

2014-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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CREE: Making the Switch  

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CREE, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has developed a Silicon Carbide (SIC) transistor which can be used to create solid state transformers capable of meeting the unique needs of the emerging smart grid. SIC transistors are different from common silicon computer chips in that they handle grid scale voltages with ease and their high frequency switching is well suited to the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation.

Grider, David; Palmer, John

2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Cygnus Diverter Switch Analysis  

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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

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Mechanisms of liquid sheet breakup and the resulting drop size distributions; Part 2: strand breakup and experimental observations  

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This paper reports that both a wave mechanism and a perforation mechanism have been proposed as the first step in the breakup of fluid sheets. For black liquor sprays, the dominant mechanism is the formation and growth of perforations according to either mechanism, cylindrical strands develop and subsequently break up to form drops. By combining the results of analyzing the breakup of both the sheet and strands, only a discrete number of drop sizes can be predicted from the wave mechanism.

Spielbauer, T.M.; Aidum, C.K. (Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APEX-CHAMP+ high-J CO observations of low-mass young stellar objects: IV. Mechanical and radiative feedback  

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During the embedded stage of star formation, bipolar molecular outflows and UV radiation from the protostar are important feedback processes. Our aim is to quantify the feedback, mechanical and radiative, for a large sample of low-mass sources. The outflow activity is compared to radiative feedback in the form of UV heating by the accreting protostar to search for correlations and evolutionary trends. Large-scale maps of 26 young stellar objects, which are part of the Herschel WISH key program are obtained using the CHAMP+ instrument on the APEX (12CO and 13CO 6-5), and the HARP-B instrument on the JCMT (12CO and 13CO 3-2). Maps are used to determine outflow parameters and envelope models are used to quantify the amount of UV-heated gas and its temperature from 13CO 6-5 observations. All sources in our sample show outflow activity and the outflow force, F_CO, is larger for Class 0 sources than for Class I sources, even if their luminosities are comparable. The outflowing gas typically extends to much greater ...

Y?ld?z, Umut A; van Dishoeck, Ewine F; Hogerheijde, Michiel R; Karska, Agata; Belloche, Arnaud; Endo, Akira; Frieswijk, Wilfred; Güsten, Rolf; van Kempen, Tim A; Leurini, Silvia; Nagy, Zsofia; Pérez-Beaupuits, Juan-Pablo; Risacher, Christophe; van der Marel, Nienke; van Weeren, Reinout J; Wyrowski, Friedrich

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid switch for resonant power converters  

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A hybrid switch comprising two semiconductor switches connected in parallel but having different voltage drop characteristics as a function of current facilitates attainment of zero voltage switching and reduces conduction losses to complement reduction of switching losses achieved through zero voltage switching in power converters such as high-current inverters.

Lai, Jih-Sheng; Yu, Wensong

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching Surges and Air Insulation  

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...research-article Switching Surges and Air Insulation B. Jones Some thirteen years ago...reduction was noticed in the strength of air insulation when subjected to slowly rising positive...collected in high voltage laboratories. Insulation against switching surges is now seen...

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audio Switch SpeakersAvotec  

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Control Monitor Keyboard & Mouse Audio Switch Control SpeakersAvotec USB HUB USB HUB USB CAT5FORP USB Ext Stim PC Stim Mac Laptop Audio RCA RCA USB CAT5 FORPUSB Ext Video K&M Video Video Speakers Avotec Projector Video Switch VGA RCA RCA 3T Audio and Visual Stimulus Setup DVD Drive K&MSiemens RCA

Walker, Matthew P.

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Power Consumption of Hybrid Optical Switches  

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Two realization options of hybrid optical switches are evaluated with regard to power consumption. Both switches show improved energy efficiency in comparison to a pure packet...

Aleksic, Slavi?a

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Silicon Photonics for Modulation, Switching, and Tuning  

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Thermal and electro-refractive silicon photonic modulators, switches, and tunable filters have been demonstrated with ultralow switching energies and high-speed operation. These...

Watts, Michael

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Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching. |...  

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Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching. Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching. Abstract: The fluorescence intensity of single molecules can...

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61

Optimized scalable network switch  

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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); Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Mount Kisco, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Mount Kisco, NY); Vranas, Pavlos M. (Bedford Hills, NY)

2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized scalable network switch  

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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

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Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports  

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Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports Shifu Yuan/drop ports. © 2007 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (060.2330) Fiber optics communications; (060 multi-port wavelength selective switches using liquid crystal devices. Micro-Electro-Mechanical System

Bowers, John

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Sharp and fast: Sensors and switches based on polymer brushes with adsorption-active minority chains  

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We propose a design for polymer-based sensors and switches with sharp switching transition and fast response time. The switching mechanism involves a radical change in the conformations of adsorption-active minority chains in a brush. Such transitions can be induced by a temperature change of only about ten degrees, and the characteristic time of the conformational change is less than a second. We present an analytical theory for these switches and support it by self-consistent field calculations and Brownian dynamics simulations.

Leonid I. Klushin; Alexander M. Skvortsov; Alexey A. Polotsky; Shuanhu Qi; Friederike Schmid

2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Bipolar resistive switching characteristics of low temperature grown ZnO thin films by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition  

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ZnO films deposited by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) have been used to investigate resistive memory behavior. The bipolar resistance switching properties were observed in the Al/PEALD-ZnO/Pt devices. The resistance ratio for the high and low resistance states (HRS/LRS) is more than 10{sup 3}, better than ZnO devices deposited by other methods. The dominant conduction mechanisms of HRS and LRS are trap-controlled space charge limited current and Ohmic behavior, respectively. The resistive switching behavior is induced upon the formation/disruption of conducting filaments. This study demonstrated that the PEALD-ZnO films have better properties for the application in 3D resistance random access memory.

Zhang Jian; Yang Hui; Zhang Qilong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Dong Shurong [Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Luo, J. K. [Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Institute of Material Research and Innovation, Bolton University, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB (United Kingdom)

2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Packet Switching -1 Optical Networks  

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Optical Packet Switching - 1 Optical Networks: from fiber transmission to photonic switching Optical Packet Switching Fabio Neri and Marco Mellia TLC Networks Group ­ Electronics Department e.mellia@polito.it ­ tel. 011 564 4173 #12;Optical Packet Switching - 2 · This work is licensed under the Creative Commons

Mellia, Marco

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

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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

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Wide Bandgap Extrinsic Photoconductive Switches  

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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

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Regenerative switching CMOS system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Schottky barrier Field Effect Transistor systems, which are a series combination of N and P-Channel MOSFETS, in which Source Schottky barrier junctions of the N and P-Channel Schottky barrier MOSFETS are electrically interconnected, (rather than the Drains as in conventional diffused junction CMOS), which Schottky barrier MOSFET system demonstrates Regenerative Inverting Switching Characteristics in use are disclosed. Both the N and P-Channel Schottky barrier MOSFET devices are unique in that they provide operational Drain Current vs. Drain to Source voltage as a function of Gate voltage only where the polarities of the Drain voltage and Gate voltage are opposite, referenced to the Source as a common terminal, and where the polarity of the voltage applied to the Gate is appropriate to cause Channel inversion. Experimentally derived results which demonstrate and verify the operation of N and P-Channel Schottky barrier MOSFETS actually fabricated on P and N-type Silicon respectively, by a common procedure using vacuum deposited Chromium as a Schottky barrier forming metal, are also provided. 14 figs.

Welch, J.D.

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Switching Games and Duopolistic Competition in Emissions Markets  

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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

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Burst Switching for Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks  

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Energy consumption of electronic burst switching is modeled and compared to electronic packet switching in the network core and edge. It is shown that burst switching can provide...

Peng, Shuping; Hinton, Kerry James; Baliga, Jayant; Tucker, Rodney Stuart; Li, Zhengbin; Xu, Anshi

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

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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

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Optical switch using Risley prisms  

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An optical switch using Risley prisms and rotary microactuators to independently rotate the wedge prisms of each Risley prism pair is disclosed. The optical switch comprises an array of input Risley prism pairs that selectively redirect light beams from a plurality of input ports to an array of output Risley prism pairs that similarly direct the light beams to a plurality of output ports. Each wedge prism of each Risley prism pair can be independently rotated by a variable-reluctance stepping rotary microactuator that is fabricated by a multi-layer LIGA process. Each wedge prism can be formed integral to the annular rotor of the rotary microactuator by a DXRL process.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Switch Using Risley Prisms  

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An optical switch using Risley prisms and rotary microactuators to independently rotate the wedge prisms of each Risley prism pair is disclosed. The optical switch comprises an array of input Risley prism pairs that selectively redirect light beams from a plurality of input ports to an array of output Risley prism pairs that similarly direct the light beams to a plurality of output ports. Each wedge prism of each Risley prism pair can be independently rotated by a variable-reluctance stepping rotary microactuator that is fabricated by a multi-layer LIGA process. Each wedge prism can be formed integral to the annular rotor of the rotary microactuator by a DXRL process.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of a Universal Aggregation Mechanism and a Possible Phase Transition in Au Sputtered by Swift Heavy Ions  

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Two exponents ? for the size distribution of n-atom clusters, Y(n)?n-?, have been found in Au clusters sputtered from embedded Au nanoparticles under swift heavy ion irradiation. For small clusters, below 12.5 nm in size, ? has been found to be 3/2, which can be rationalized as occurring from a steady state aggregation process with size independent aggregation. For larger clusters, a ? value of 7/2 is suggested, which might come from a dynamical transition to another steady state where aggregation and evaporation rates are size dependent. In the present case, the observed decay exponents do not support any possibility of a thermodynamic liquid-gas-type phase transition taking place, resulting in cluster formation.

P. K. Kuiri; B. Joseph; H. P. Lenka; G. Sahu; J. Ghatak; D. Kanjilal; D. P. Mahapatra

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Remote Service Switch | Open Energy Information  

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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

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Anode initiated surface flashover switch  

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A high voltage surface flashover switch has a pair of electrodes spaced by an insulator. A high voltage is applied to an anode, which is smaller than the opposing, grounded, cathode. When a controllable source of electrons near the cathode is energized, the electrons are attracted to the anode where they reflect to the insulator and initiate anode to cathode breakdown.

Brainard, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Koss, Robert J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

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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

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Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

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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

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Structural Basis of the Green–Blue Color Switching in Proteorhodopsin as Determined by NMR Spectroscopy  

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Structural Basis of the Green–Blue Color Switching in Proteorhodopsin as Determined by NMR Spectroscopy ... Consequently, the S0–S1 energy gap increases, resulting in the observed blue shift. ...

Jiafei Mao; Nhu-Nguyen Do; Frank Scholz; Lenica Reggie; Michaela Mehler; Andrea Lakatos; Yean-Sin Ong; Sandra J. Ullrich; Lynda J. Brown; Richard C. D. Brown; Johanna Becker-Baldus; Josef Wachtveitl; Clemens Glaubitz

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-homogeneous hidden Markov-switching models for wind time series  

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of wind direction in [27]. However HMMs assume that the successive observations are conditionally conditions at successive time steps for the dataset considered in this work. Markov-Switching Auto

Brest, Université de

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Underwater observations of blue-water plankton: Logistics ...  

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Apr 28, 1975 ... lines marked at 5-m intervals with metric white markers. Vertical lines are .... Use of a magnetic reed-switch can ... Field observations of the.

2000-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintaining Space Temperature and Humidity in the Digital Switch Environment  

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laboratory College Station, Texas ABSTRACT A methodology for a psychrometric analysis of the problem of maintaining space temperature and humidity in the digital switch environment is presented. Such spaces produce minimum or no humidity generation. Several... must be considered. The intent of this paper is to outline a simple methodology to compute cooling and Henry Johnstone, P.E. Mechanical Engineer GLHN, Inc. Tucson, Arizona humidification loads at any location, using a variety of techniques for space...

Saman, N. F.; Johnson, H.

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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]

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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

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A simple figure of merit for high temperature superconducting switches  

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The discovery of the new high temperature superconductors has revived interest in many special applications, including superconducting switches. For comparison of switch types, a simple figure of merit based in switch performance is proposed, derived for superconducting switches, and then calculated for thyristors and vacuum switches. The figure of merit is then used to show what critical current density would be needed for superconducting switches to compete with more conventional switches. 46 refs., 1 fig.

Honig, E.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational Switching between Protein Substates Studied with 2D IR Vibrational Echo Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations  

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Conformational Switching between Protein Substates Studied with 2D IR Vibrational Echo Spectroscopy. Three conformational substates have been identified for the carbonmonoxy form of myoglobin (Mb vibrational echo chemical exchange experiments are used to observed switching between two of these substates

Fayer, Michael D.

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Diamond switches for high temperature electronics  

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Diamond switches are well suited for use in high temperature electronics. Laboratory feasibility of diamond switching at 1 kV and 18 A was demonstrated. DC blocking voltages up to 1 kV were demonstrated. A 50 {Omega} load line was switched using a diamond switch, with switch on-state resistivity {approx}7 {Omega}-cm. An electron beam, {approx}150 keV energy, {approx}2 {mu}s full width at half maximum was used to control the 5 mm x 5 mm x 100 {mu}m thick diamond switch. The conduction current temporal history mimics that of the electron beam. These data were taken at room temperature.

Prasad, R.R.; Rondeau, G.; Qi, Niansheng [Alameda Applied Sciences Corp., San Leandro, CA (United States)] [and others

1996-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer between anisotropic nanopartricles: Enhancement and switching  

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We theoretically study heat transfer between two anisotropic nanoparticles in vacuum, and derive closed expressions in terms of the anisotropic dipole polarizabilities. We show that transfer between two small spheroids can be many times as large as the one for two spheres of same volumes. Such increase with anisotropy is also found for the heat emission of an isolated small spheroid. Furthermore, we observe a strong dependence of transfer on the relative orientation, yielding the interpretation as a heat transfer switch. The switch quality, given as the ratio of transfer in the ``on'' and ``off'' positions, is observed to be as large as $10^3$ in the near field and even larger in the far field.

Roberta Incardone; Thorsten Emig; Matthias Krüger

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

90

High-index-contrast electromechanical optical switches  

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System developers are looking to replace protocol-dependent, bandwidth-limited optical networks with intelligent optically-transparent integrated photonic networks. Several electromechanical optical switches are explored ...

Bryant, Reginald (Reginald Eugene), 1978-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switched reluctance motor : design, simulation and control.  

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??This thesis presents a design method for a switched reluctance (SR) motor to optimise torque production for two types of 3 phase 6/4 poles SRM… (more)

Aljaism, Wadah A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switched reluctance generator for wind power applications.  

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??The Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) has received significant industry attention over the past few decades. It is economical, reliable, and easy to control, due to… (more)

Nassereddine, Mohamad

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiprocessor switch with selective pairing  

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System, method and computer program product for a multiprocessing system to offer selective pairing of processor cores for increased processing reliability. A selective pairing facility is provided that selectively connects, i.e., pairs, multiple microprocessor or processor cores to provide one highly reliable thread (or thread group). Each paired microprocessor or processor cores that provide one highly reliable thread for high-reliability connect with a system components such as a memory "nest" (or memory hierarchy), an optional system controller, and optional interrupt controller, optional I/O or peripheral devices, etc. The memory nest is attached to a selective pairing facility via a switch or a bus

Gara, Alan; Gschwind, Michael K; Salapura, Valentina

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optoelectronic switches based on diffusive conduction Hilmi Volkan Demira  

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Optoelectronic switches based on diffusive conduction Hilmi Volkan Demira and Fatih Hakan Koklu the process of diffusive conduction that we use in our optoelectronic switches to achieve rapid optical. We demonstrate the feasibility of using such diffusive conductive optoelectronic switches

Miller, David A. B.

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Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches  

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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

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Ames Lab 101: Ultrafast Magnetic Switching  

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Ames Laboratory physicists have found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies. Magnetic switching is used to encode information in hard drives, magnetic random access memory and other computing devices. The discovery potentially opens the door to terahertz and faster memory speeds.

Jigang Wang

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ames Lab 101: Ultrafast Magnetic Switching  

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Ames Laboratory physicists have found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies. Magnetic switching is used to encode information in hard drives, magnetic random access memory and other computing devices. The discovery potentially opens the door to terahertz and faster memory speeds.

Jigang Wang

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic switch for strong motion measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A seismic switching device that has an input signal from an existing microseismic station seismometer and a signal from a strong motion measuring instrument. The seismic switch monitors the signal level of the strong motion instrument and passes the seismometer signal to the station data telemetry and recording systems. When the strong motion instrument signal level exceeds a user set threshold level, the seismometer signal is switched out and the strong motion signal is passed to the telemetry system. The amount of time the strong motion signal is passed before switching back to the seismometer signal is user controlled between 1 and 15 seconds. If the threshold level is exceeded during a switch time period, the length of time is extended from that instant by one user set time period.

Harben, Philip E. (Oakley, CA); Rodgers, Peter W. (Santa Barbara, CA); Ewert, Daniel W. (Patterson, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic switch for strong motion measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A seismic switching device is described that has an input signal from an existing microseismic station seismometer and a signal from a strong motion measuring instrument. The seismic switch monitors the signal level of the strong motion instrument and passes the seismometer signal to the station data telemetry and recording systems. When the strong motion instrument signal level exceeds a user set threshold level, the seismometer signal is switched out and the strong motion signal is passed to the telemetry system. The amount of time the strong motion signal is passed before switching back to the seismometer signal is user controlled between 1 and 15 seconds. If the threshold level is exceeded during a switch time period, the length of time is extended from that instant by one user set time period. 11 figs.

Harben, P.E.; Rodgers, P.W.; Ewert, D.W.

1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of supercurrent switching in graphene under the proximity effect.  

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We study the stochastic nature of switching current in hysteretic current-voltage characteristics of superconductor-graphene-superconductor junctions. We find that the dispersion of the switching current distribution scales with temperature as {sigma}{sub I} {proportional_to} T{sup {alpha}{sub G}} with {alpha}{sub G} as low as 1/3. This observation is in sharp contrast to the known Josephson junction behavior where {sigma}{sub I} {proportional_to} T{sup {alpha}{sub J}} with {alpha}{sub J} = 2/3. We propose an explanation using a generalized version of Kurkijaervi's theory for the flux stability in rf-SQUID and attribute this anomalous effect to the temperature dependence of the critical current which persists down to low temperatures.

Coskun, U. C.; Brenner, M.; Hymel, T.; vakaryuk, V.; Levchenko, A.; Bezryadin, A. (Materials Science Division); (Univ. Illinois-Urbana); (Univ. Texas); (Michigan State Univ.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Consumption and Scalability of Optically Switched Interconnects  

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We analyzed three realizations of optically switched interconnects regarding power consumption and scalability. The optically switched interconnects provide higher power efficiency...

Fehratovic, Naida; Aleksic, Slavisa

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Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching...  

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

Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching Poster presentation given at the 16th Directions in...

103

Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book | Department of Energy  

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Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book Games and activity book about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for kids....

104

Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate  

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Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate Researchers have found a way to magnetize this material using light,...

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Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" at light-speed  

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molecules that switch "handedness" Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" at light-speed Researchers create the first artificial molecules whose chirality can be...

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Understanding fuel switching under the EU ETS  

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Since the creation of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), European power producers have monitored carbon emissions resulting from the composition of their production. Fuel switching is the main short-term abatement measure under the EU ETS. It consists in substituting combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) for hard-coal plants in off-peak power generation. Thereby coal plants run for shorter periods, allowing power producers to reduce their CO2 emissions. The aim of this paper is two-fold. First, we summarise the main characteristics of fuel switching under the EU ETS. Second, we show how differences in the energy/environmental efficiency of power plants impact the marginal cost of fuel switching. We demonstrate that the level of switching effort influences the dependence of the marginal cost of switching on fuel prices. The marginal cost of switching is shown to be increasingly dependent on the gas price as the switching effort increases, whereas the net effect is undetermined for the coal price. All the conclusions are summarised in several illustrative examples.

Vincent Bertrand

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on a novel Rotor Structure Switched Reluctance Motor  

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The paper proposes a novel switched reluctance motor with improved rotor structure, in which the segment core is embedded in aluminum rotor block in order to increase the mechanical strength and easy manufacturing as well as to improve the performance characteristics and reduce the vibration and acoustic noise. The effect of design parameters on the average torque is investigated using the finite element method. Comparison with conventional VR type SRM and segment type SRM without conductive metal construction rotor show the proposed novel SRM has advantages in the torque performances and the vibration and noise characteristics. The performance is also investigated by experiment.

Lingquan Zeng; Haiwei Yu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Glycolytic Mechanism Regulating an Angiogenic Switch in Prostate Cancer  

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...microscopic counting of 10 random high-power fields. C, radiographic (top) and histologic...from 11.0 2 to 1.8 0.8 per high-power field (Supplementary Fig. S4). To directly...Res 2001;7:2750-6. 10 Daly EB, Wind T, Jiang XM, Sun L, Hogg PJ. Secretion...

Jianhua Wang; Jincheng Wang; Jinlu Dai; Younghun Jung; Chuen-Long Wei; Yu Wang; Aaron M. Havens; Phillip J. Hogg; Evan T. Keller; Kenneth J. Pienta; Jacques E. Nor; Cun-Yu Wang; and Russell S. Taichman

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray tomography of phenotypic switching and the cellular response to antifungal peptoids  

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Soft X-ray tomography of phenotypic switching and the cellular response to antifungal peptoids that circumvent fungal drug- resistance mechanisms. In this work we used soft X-ray tomogra- phy to image of an entire, fully functional biological system, i.e., in the milieu of a cell (8, 10). Recently, soft X-ray

Barron, Annelise E.

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Wind Power System Simulation of Switch Control  

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In order to find a balance between energy efficiency and reliability of wind power generation system, this paper presents a ... switch control strategy. This paper establishes a wind power system simulation model...

Yuehua Huang; Guangxu Li; Huanhuan Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury switch with non-wettable electrodes  

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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

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to  

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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...

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Atomic Collapse Observed  

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Scientists Observe Atomic Collapse State Quantum Mechanics Prediction Confirmed in Graphene Using NERSC's Hopper April 26, 2013 | Tags: Hopper, Materials Science Contact: Linda...

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Optical switching and photoluminescence in erbium-implanted vanadium dioxide thin films  

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Vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) is under intensive consideration for optical switching due to its reversible phase transition, which features a drastic and rapid shift in infrared reflectivity. Classified as an insulator–to–metal transition, the phase transition in VO{sub 2} can be induced thermally, electrically, and optically. When induced optically, the transition can occur on sub-picosecond time scales. It is interesting to dope VO{sub 2} with erbium ions (Er{sup 3+}) and observe their combined properties. The first excited-state luminescence of Er{sup 3+} lies within the wavelength window of minimal transmission-loss in silicon and has been widely utilized for signal amplification and generation in silicon photonics. The incorporation of Er{sup 3+} into VO{sub 2} could therefore result in a novel photonic material capable of simultaneous optical switching and amplification. In this work, we investigate the optical switching and photoluminescence in Er-implanted VO{sub 2} thin films. Thermally driven optical switching is demonstrated in the Er-implanted VO{sub 2} by infrared reflectometry. Photoluminescence is observed in the thin films annealed at ?800?°C or above. In addition, Raman spectroscopy and a statistical analysis of switching hysteresis are carried out to assess the effects of the ion implantation on the VO{sub 2} thin films. We conclude that Er-implanted VO{sub 2} can function as an optical switch and amplifier, but with reduced switching quality compared to pure VO{sub 2}.

Lim, Herianto, E-mail: mail@heriantolim.com; Stavrias, Nikolas; Johnson, Brett C.; McCallum, Jeffrey C. [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Marvel, Robert E.; Haglund, Richard F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240 (United States)

2014-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of trap-filled gallium arsenide photoconductive switches used in high gain pulsed power applications  

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The electrical properties of semi-insulating (SI) Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) have been investigated for some time, particularly for its application as a substrate in microelectronics. Of late this material has found a variety of applications other than as an isolation region between devices, or the substrate of an active device. High resistivity SI GaAs is increasingly being used in charged particle detectors and photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS). PCSS made from these materials operating in both the linear and non-linear modes have applications such as firing sets, as drivers for lasers, and in high impedance, low current Q-switches or Pockels cells. In the non-linear mode, it has also been used in a system to generate Ultra-Wideband (UWB) High Power Microwaves (HPM). The choice of GaAs over silicon offers the advantage that its material properties allow for fast, repetitive switching action. Furthermore photoconductive switches have advantages over conventional switches such as improved jitter, better impedance matching, compact size, and in some cases, lower laser energy requirement for switching action. The rise time of the PCSS is an important parameter that affects the maximum energy transferred to the load and it depends, in addition to other parameters, on the bias or the average field across the switch. High field operation has been an important goal in PCSS research. Due to surface flashover or premature material breakdown at higher voltages, most PCSS, especially those used in high power operation, need to operate well below the inherent breakdown voltage of the material. The lifetime or the total number of switching operations before breakdown, is another important switch parameter that needs to be considered for operation at high bias conditions. A lifetime of {approximately} 10{sup 4} shots has been reported for PCSS's used in UWB-HPM generation [5], while it has exceeded 10{sup 8} shots for electro-optic drivers. Much effort is currently being channeled in the study related to improvements of these two parameters high bias operation and lifetime improvement for switches used in pulsed power applications. The contact material and profiles are another important area of study. Although these problems are being pursued through the incorporation of different contact materials and introducing doping near contacts, it is important that the switch properties and the conduction mechanism in these switches be well understood such that the basic nature of the problems can be properly addressed. In this paper the authors report on these two basic issues related to the device operation, i.e., mechanisms for increasing the hold-off characteristics through neutron irradiation, and the analysis of transport processes at varying field conditions in trap dominated SI GaAs in order to identify the breakdown mechanism during device operation. It is expected that this study would result in a better understanding of photoconductive switches, specifically those used in high power operation.

ISLAM,N.E.; SCHAMILOGLU,E.; MAR,ALAN; LOUBRIEL,GUILLERMO M.; ZUTAVERN,FRED J.; JOSHI,R.P.

2000-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Switching in the Panopto Editor Video Switching in the Panopto Editor  

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Video Switching in the Panopto Editor Video Switching in the Panopto Editor In My Pitt Video (Panopto) you can control and edit which video streams the viewer sees by editing individual streams in the My Pitt Video (Panopto) Editor. Editing the primary video source will edit on all streams, editing

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

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An evaluation of Access Tier local area network switches.  

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This reports tabulates the Test and Evaluation results of the Access Class Switch tests conducted by members of Department 9336. About 15 switches were reviewed for use in the enterprise network as access tier switches as defined in a three tier architecture. The Access Switch Tier has several functions including: aggregate customer desktop ports, preserve and apply QoS tags, provide switched LAN access, provide VLAN assignment, as well as others. The typical switch size is 48 or less user ports. The evaluation team reviewed network switch evaluation reports from the Tolly Group as well as other sources. We then used these reports as a starting point to identify particular switches for evaluation. In general we reviewed the products of dominant equipment manufacturers. Also, based on architectural design requirements, the majority of the switches tested were of relatively small monolithic unit variety.

Eldridge, John M.; Olsberg, Ronald R.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Photonic switching devices based on semiconductor nanostructures  

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Focusing and guiding light into semiconductor nanostructures can deliver revolutionary concepts for photonic devices, which offer a practical pathway towards next-generation power-efficient optical networks. In this review, we consider the prospects for photonic switches using semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and photonic cavities which possess unique properties based on their low dimensionality. The optical nonlinearity of such photonic switches is theoretically analyzed by introducing the concept of a field enhancement factor. This approach reveals drastic improvement in both power-density and speed, which is able to overcome the limitations that have beset conventional photonic switches for decades. In addition, the overall power consumption is reduced due to the atom-like nature of QDs as well as the nano-scale footprint of photonic cavities. Based on this theoretical perspective, the current state-of-the-art of QD/cavity switches is reviewed in terms of various optical nonlinearity phenomena which have been utilized to demonstrate photonic switching. Emerging techniques, enabled by cavity nonlinear effects such as wavelength tuning, Purcell-factor tuning and plasmonic effects are also discussed.

Chao-Yuan Jin; Osamu Wada

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Deterministic chaos in passive Q-switching pulsation of a CO/sub 2/ laser with saturable absorber  

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A single-mode laser with a saturable absorber exhibits spontaneous pulsation in the output (passive Q switching). Period-doubling bifurcation and chaotic passive Q switching which are predicted on the basis of the recently proposed model of the laser system have been observed by use of a CO/sub 2/ laser with a formic acid absorber. This is the first experimental evidence of deterministic chaos in a single-mode laser system with a saturable absorber.

Tachikawa, M.; Hong, F.; Tanii, K.; Shimizu, T.

1988-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Electro-optic imagery of high-voltage GaAs photoconductive switches  

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The authors present electro-optic images of GaAs high-voltage photoconductive switches utilizing the electro-optic effect of the semi-insulating GaAs substrate. Experimental methodology for obtaining the images is described along with a self-calibrating data reduction algorithm. Use of the technique for observing fabrication defects is shown.

Falk, R.A.; Adams, J.C.; Capps, C.D.; Ferrier, S.G.; Krinsky, J.A. (Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States))

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon and energy prices under uncertainty: A theoretical analysis of fuel switching with heterogenous power plants  

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Abstract European power producers have a major influence on the EU ETS, given that both their CO2 emissions and their EUA (European Union Allowance) allocations account for more than half of the total volumes of the scheme. Fuel switching is often considered as the main short-term abatement measure under the EU ETS. It consists in substituting combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) for hard-coal plants in power generation. Thereby coal plants run for shorter periods, and CO2 emissions are reduced. This paper provides the first theoretical analysis of fuel switching, in a context where power plants involved are not equally efficient. We begin with a preliminary work using illustrative examples and sensitivity analyses, which enables us to observe how differences in the efficiency of power plants impact the cost of fuel switching, and how this is related to the level of switching effort. Based on this, we build a theoretical model taking into account the effect of differences in the efficiency of power plants involved in fuel switching. We also investigate the effect of the timing of fuel switching abatements, within the temporally defined environment of our dynamic model. Results demonstrate that the gas price and uncontrolled CO2 emissions act together on the carbon price. We show that the influence of the gas price on the carbon price depends on the level of uncontrolled CO2 emissions, due to heterogeneity of power plants that are used in the fuel switching process. Furthermore, we show that the time of occurrence of uncontrolled emissions matters so that shocks have a stronger impact when they occur in a period that is closed to the end of the phase.

Vincent Bertrand

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

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

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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

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In situ transmission electron microscopy analysis of conductive filament during solid electrolyte resistance switching  

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An in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis of a solid electrolyte, Cu-GeS, during resistance switching is reported. Real-time observations of the filament formation and disappearance process were performed in the TEM instrument and the conductive-filament-formation model was confirmed experimentally. Narrow conductive filaments were formed corresponding to resistance switching from high- to low-resistance states. When the resistance changed to high-resistance state, the filament disappeared. It was also confirmed by use of selected area diffractometry and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy that the conductive filament was made of nanocrystals composed mainly of Cu.

Fujii, Takashi; Arita, Masashi; Takahashi, Yasuo [Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0814 (Japan); Fujiwara, Ichiro [Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center, 3-17-2 Shinyokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 222-0033 (Japan)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

125

Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

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An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1986-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

126

Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

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An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed. 7 figs.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1987-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

127

Formation Pumping of Molecular Hydrogen in the M17 PDR The first observation of a new emission mechanism from the most abundant molecule  

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mechanism from the most abundant molecule Michael Burton1 , Diana Londish2 , Peter Brand3 1 School-IR image of M17. This image clearly shows the two ionization bars. Figures 2 and 3 show the lines images OF PHYSICS Abstract We have imaged the emission from the near-infrared v=1-0 S(1), 1-0 S(7), 2-1 S(1) and 6

Burton, Michael

128

The Application of Switched Reluctance Motor in Electric Screw Press  

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With computer technology, power electronics, digital control technology, a new type of power system - Switched Reluctance Motor Drives (Switched Reluctance Driver, referred to as SRD) came into being, it is ba...

Zhang Fangyang; Ruan Feng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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This work concentrates on circuit realization of high speed and low voltage switched capacitor circuits, with emphasis on the operational transconductance amplifier (OTA). An overview of switched capacitor circuits is given. Speed and voltage...

Shankar, Asit

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

130

6.1-MV, 0.79-MA laser-triggered gas switch for multimodule, multiterawatt pulsed-power accelerators  

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A 6.1-MV, 0.79-MA laser-triggered gas switch (LTGS) is used to synchronize the 36 modules of the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories. Each module includes one switch, which serves as the last command-fired switch of the module, and hence is used to determine the time at which each module electrically closes relative to the other modules. The switch is ?81-cm in length, ?45-cm in diameter, and is immersed in mineral oil. The outer switch envelope consists of six corrugated monomer-cast acrylic insulators and five contoured stainless-steel rings. The trigger electrodes are fabricated from copper-infused tungsten. The switch is pressurized with several atmospheres of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which is turbulently purged within 2 seconds after every shot. Each switch is powered from a 6-MV, 0.78-MJ Marx generator which pulse charges a 24-nF intermediate-store water capacitor in 1.4-?s. Closure of the switch allows power to flow into pulse-forming transmission lines. The power pulse is subsequently compressed by water switches, which results in a total accelerator output power in excess of 70-TW. A previous version of the LTGS performed exceptionally at a 5.4-MV, 0.7-MA level on an engineering test module used for switch development. It exhibited a 1-? jitter of ?5??ns, a prefire and flashover rate less than 0.1%, and a lifetime in excess of 150 shots. When installed on the Z accelerator, however, the switch exhibited a prefire probability of ?3%, a flashover probability of ?7%, and a 15-ns jitter. The difference in performance is attributed to several factors such as higher total charge transfer, exposure to more debris, and more stressful dynamic mechanical loading upon machine discharge. Under these conditions, the replacement lifetime was less than ten shots. Since refurbishment of Z in October 2007, there have been three LTGS design iterations to improve the performance at 6.1-MV. The most recent design exhibits a prefire rate of less than 0.1%, a flashover rate of ?0.2%, a single switch jitter of ?6-ns, and a lifetime of greater than 75 shots. Modifications to achieve the performance improvement are detailed in this article.

K. R. LeChien; W. A. Stygar; M. E. Savage; P. E. Wakeland; V. Anaya; D. S. Artery; M. J. Baremore; D. E. Bliss; R. Chavez; G. D. Coombs; J. P. Corley; P. A. Jones; A. K. Kipp; B. A. Lewis; J. A. Lott; J. J. Lynch; G. R. McKee; S. D. Ploor; K. R. Prestwich; S. A. Roznowski; D. C. Spencer; S. D. White; J. R. Woodworth

2010-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPLORING THE MECHANISMS OF VARIABILITY IN CLASS I AND II YSOS WITH TWO-EPOCH HST/NICMOS OBSERVATIONS. A. S. Cotera1  

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to variable accretion processes onto the stellar photosphere [e.g. 2]. The timescales of the variability of the objects, L1551 IRS 5 and HH 30 were observed as part of GTO 7228 (PI: Young), while the other five, Co

Schneider, Glenn

132

Optically initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

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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

133

Thermionic converter in load-switching mode  

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An electrical equivalent circuit is proposed for a thermionic electrogenerating element. It is suitable for calculation of transients in load-switching mode. Formulas are given for estimating circuit parameters. A sample numerical calculation is given for the transient between no-load and short-circuit regimes. The results may be employed to identify experimental data in the frequency domain.

Mendel'baum, M.A.; Es'kov, V.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Switching characteristics and maximum repetitive frequency of InGaAsP/InP bistable injection lasers  

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Switching characteristics of nonuniformly pumped InGaAsP/InP BH Structure bistable lasers are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. First observation of automatic turn-on phenomenon was made, which is found to be a random process. For repetitive operation, turn-on delay time and necessary duration of switch-off pulse practically limited the maximum repetitive frequency. For ''switch-on,'' triggering the saturable absorption region is more effective. For reducing the minimum switch-off pulse width, either higher doping or reverse biasing at the absorption region is recommended. Tradeoff relation of OFF pulse width with threshold current and stable operation are discussed. With some improvements in device parameters, bistable operation at repetitive frequency over 1 GHz is expected.

Liu, H.F.; Hashimoto, Y.; Kamiya, T.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Nonpolar resistance switching of metal/binary-transition-metal oxides/metal sandwiches: Homogeneous/inhomogeneous transition of current distribution  

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Exotic features of a metal/oxide/metal sandwich, which will be the basis for a drastically innovative nonvolatile memory device, is brought to light from a physical point of view. Here the insulator is one of the ubiquitous and classic binary-transition-metal oxides (TMO), such as Fe2O3, NiO, and CoO. The sandwich exhibits a resistance that reversibly switches between two states: one is a highly resistive off state and the other is a conductive on state. Several distinct features were universally observed in these binary TMO sandwiches: namely, nonpolar switching, nonvolatile threshold switching, and current-voltage duality. From the systematic sample-size dependence of the resistance in on and off states, we conclude that the resistance switching is due to the formation of “electric faucet” at the interface, which shows up as a homogeneous to inhomogeneous transition of the current distribution.

I. H. Inoue; S. Yasuda; H. Akinaga; H. Takagi

2008-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

136

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

137

Invertibility of Nonlinear Switched Systems Aneel Tanwani and Daniel Liberzon  

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Invertibility of Nonlinear Switched Systems Aneel Tanwani and Daniel Liberzon Abstract-- This article addresses the invertibility problem for switched nonlinear systems affine in controls. The problem and sufficient condition for a switched system to be invertible, which says that the subsystems should

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OPTICAL PACKET SWITCHING George N. Rouskas, Lisong Xu  

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Chapter 1 OPTICAL PACKET SWITCHING George N. Rouskas, Lisong Xu Department of Computer Science of optical packet switching (OPS) is emerging as an alter- native to coarser-grained switching in the optical reconfigurable, bandwidth-efficient, and flexible optical layer. In this chapter we study some

139

Four Phase Switched Reluctance Motor Direct Torque Control  

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The three-phase switched reluctance motor direct torque control method mostly is a simple transplantation of the three-phase AC asynchronous motor direct torque control method, not suitable for arbitrary-phase switched reluctance motor. In this paper, ... Keywords: SRM, Direct torque control, Flux vector, Voltage vector, Switched rule

Wang Mianhua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - artificial molecular switch Sample Search...  

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variation in which they evade immunity by switching... transmission. mathematical model Typanosoma brucei variant surface glycoprotein switching hierarchy Source: Read,...

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 11, NO. 3, MAY 2003 383 Design and Performance Analysis of Sliding-Mode Observers for Sensorless  

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and Performance Analysis of Sliding-Mode Observers for Sensorless Operation of Switched Reluctance Motors Mohammad sensors in switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. Design guidelines are derived for the SMO to guarantee estimation, switched reluctance motors (SRMs). I. INTRODUCTION RELIABLE and accurate indirect position

Husain, Iqbal

142

Float level switch for a nuclear power plant containment vessel  

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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

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Float level switch for a nuclear power plant containment vessel  

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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

144

Physical process Mechanical mechanisms  

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1 Physical process Generation · Mechanical mechanisms F = m·a · Electric/Magnetic mechanisms F ­ Quadrupoles......shear stress fluctuations ­ High order poles...... phys. interpretation difficult Governing

Berlin,Technische Universität

145

IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, VOL. 5, NO. 2, MARCH/APRIL 1999 261 The AMOEBA Switch: An Optoelectronic Switch  

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The AMOEBA Switch: An Optoelectronic Switch for Multiprocessor Networking Using Dense-WDM Ashok V- cessor optoelectronic bit-sliced arrayed (AMOEBA) crossbar switch. The AMOEBA switch addresses directly onto silicon VLSI circuits. Optoelectronic-VLSI technology is used to integrate the switch fabric

Ford, Joseph E.

146

High-speed, sub-pull-in voltage MEMS switching.  

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We have proposed and demonstrated MEMS switching devices that take advantage of the dynamic behavior of the MEMS devices to provide lower voltage actuation and higher switching speeds. We have explored the theory behind these switching techniques and have demonstrated these techniques in a range of devices including MEMS micromirror devices and in-plane parallel plate MEMS switches. In both devices we have demonstrated switching speeds under one microsecond which has essentially been a firm limit in MEMS switching. We also developed low-loss silicon waveguide technology and the ability to incorporate high-permittivity dielectric materials with MEMS. The successful development of these technologies have generated a number of new projects and have increased both the MEMS switching and optics capabilities of Sandia National Laboratories.

Spahn, Olga Blum; Brewer, Steven; Olsson, Roy H.; Bogart, Gregory R.; Luck, David L.; Watts, Michael R.; Shaw, Michael J.; Nielson, Gregory N.; Resnick, Paul James; Tigges, Christopher P.; Grossetete, Grant David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

148

Multiple acousto-optic q-switch  

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An improved dynamic moire interferometer comprised of a lasing medium providing a plurality of beams of coherent light, a multiple q-switch producing multiple trains of 100,000 or more pulses per second, a combining means collimating multiple trains of pulses into substantially a single train and directing beams to specimen gratings affixed to a test material, and a controller, triggering and sequencing the emission of the pulses with the occurrence and recording of a dynamic loading event.

Deason, Vance A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Gas mixture for diffuse-discharge switch  

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Gaseous medium in a diffuse-discharge switch of a high-energy pulse generator is formed of argon combined with a compound selected from the group consisting of CF/sub 4/, C/sub 2/F/sub 6/, C/sub 3/F/sub 8/, n-C/sub 4/F/sub 10/, WF/sub 6/, (CF/sub 3/)/sub 2/S and (CF/sub 3/)/sub 2/O.

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

1982-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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New Chandra observations of the jet in 3C273. 1. Softer X-ray than radio spectra and the X-ray emission mechanism  

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The jet in 3C273 is a high-power quasar jet with radio, optical and X-ray emission whose size and brightness allow a detailed study of the emission processes acting in it. We present deep Chandra observations of this jet and analyze the spectral properties of the jet emission from radio through X-rays. We find that the X-ray spectra are significantly softer than the radio spectra in all regions of the bright part of the jet except for the first bright ''knot A'', ruling out a model in which the X-ray emission from the entire jet arises from beamed inverse-Compton scattering of cosmic microwave background photons in a single-zone jet flow. Within two-zone jet models, we find that a synchrotron origin for the jet's X-rays requires fewer additional assumptions than an inverse-Compton model, especially if velocity shear leads to efficient particle acceleration in jet flows.

Jester, Sebastian; /Fermilab; Harris, D.E.; /Smithsonian Astrophys. Observ.; Marshall, H.L.; /MIT, MKI; Meisenheimer, K.; /Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst. Astron.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive Q-switching instability and bistability of a N/sub 2/O laser with intracavity saturable absorber  

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Several types of instabilities in passive Q switching and optical bistability are observed in a number of 10-/mu/m laser lines in a N/sub 2/O laser with intracavity saturable absorbers such as NH/sub 3/, SF/sub 6/, C/sub 2/H/sub 4/, C/sub 2/H/sub 3/Cl, and CCl/sub 2/F/sub 2/. The observed pulse shapes are reproduced well by a calculation based on the recently proposed rate-equation model. Characteristic dependences of passive Q switching and bistability on the laser parameters are explained with a phase diagram derived theoretically.

Hong, F.; Tachikawa, M.; Li, B.; Shimizu, T.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of irregular switching in three phase adjustable speed motor drives without neutral connection  

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Phase Model 9 One Cycle of Reference Current 17 10 Effect of Magnitude of E on Current Slope 18 11 Effect of Back EMF on Switching with Zero Degree Phase difference with Reference Current . 19 12 Effect of Back EMF on Switching with Ninety Degree... Phase Switching with Unacceptable Phase Inductance 37 25 Three Phase Switching with unacceptable Back EMF 38 26 Circuit Configuration during iVull Switching States 41 27 Three Phase Switching without Null Switching State . 47 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION...

Arefeen, Shamsal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Humidity effects on tip-induced polarization switching in lithium niobate  

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In the last several decades, ferroelectrics have attracted much attention as perspective materials for nonlinear optics and data storage devices. Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has emerged as a powerful tool both for studies of domain structures with nanoscale spatial resolution and for writing the isolated nanodomains by local application of the electric field. Quantitative analysis of the observed behavior requires understanding the role of environmental factors on imaging and switching process. Here we study the influence of the relative humidity in the SPM chamber on tip-induced polarization switching. The observed effects are attributed to existence of a water meniscus between the tip and the sample surface in humid atmosphere. These results are important for a deeper understanding of complex investigations of ferroelectric materials and their applications, and suggest the necessity for fundamental studies of electrocapillary phenomena at the tip-surface junction and their interplay with bias-induced materials responses.

Ievlev, Anton [ORNL] [ORNL; Morozovska, A. N. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Shur, Vladimir Ya. [Ural Federal University, Russia] [Ural Federal University, Russia; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching  

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and Emissions Research Conference 2010 Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching P-20 Motivation * High power LTC-diesel mode operation * Transient...

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A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets...  

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A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a Small DC Bus Capacitor A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a...

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Commute Mode Switching Impact Tool | Department of Energy  

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Xcel worksheet describes the example data from the Commute Mode Switching Impact Tool. ghgcommutetool.xlsx More Documents & Publications Refrigerators and Refrigerator-Freezers...

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Intelligent design of sensorless Switched reluctance motor drives; -.  

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??The Switched Reluctance Motor SRM drive technology has gone newlinethrough steady and significant development over the last two decades The newlinesimplicity in both motor construction… (more)

Marsaline Beno, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Get Current: Switch on Clean Energy Coloring Book | Department...  

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Coloring book of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for kids. coloringbook2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Get Current: Switch on Clean Energy Coloring Book...

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Q switching by self-focusing  

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A novel passive technique for obtaining short-laser-pulse emission is presented. A cell with a high-second-order refractive-index liquid is included in an unstable laser cavity. The external self-focusing introduced by the cell at higher optical intensities reduces the diffraction losses, producing modulation of the gain and Q switching of the cavity. Compared with saturable absorbers, this method provides better mode quality, avoids filamentary emission, and is not restricted in wavelength. Experimental results are presented that are in good agreement with the numerical model developed.

Marconi, M.C.; Martinez, O.E.; Diodati, F.P.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching surface chemistry with supramolecular machines.  

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Tethered supramolecular machines represent a new class of active self-assembled monolayers in which molecular configurations can be reversibly programmed using electrochemical stimuli. We are using these machines to address the chemistry of substrate surfaces for integrated microfluidic systems. Interactions between the tethered tetracationic cyclophane host cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) and dissolved {pi}-electron-rich guest molecules, such as tetrathiafulvalene, have been reversibly switched by oxidative electrochemistry. The results demonstrate that surface-bound supramolecular machines can be programmed to adsorb or release appropriately designed solution species for manipulating surface chemistry.

Dunbar, Timothy D.; Kelly, Michael James; Jeppesen, Jan O. (University of California, Los Angeles, CA); Bunker, Bruce Conrad; Matzke, Carolyn M.; Stoddart, J. Fraser; Huber, Dale L.; Kushmerick, James G.; Flood, Amar H. (University of California, Los Angeles, CA); Perkins, Julie (University of California, Los Angeles, CA); Cao, Jianguo (University of California, Los Angeles, CA)

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Switching Strategies for the 1990s  

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, petroleum coke, waste hydrocarbons (such as recovered from lubricants), biomass, and in the near future, methanol and other oxygenates or alcohols. Coal may also conceivably be a long-term sWitching candidate when utilized in a number of advanced open... under mos t conditions, in a manner that generates less NO x than heavier fuels such as coal, coke, and residual oil. Achieving NO x reductions with the latter is often a matter of capital investments and operating costs in either combustion...

Cascone, R.

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Investigation of Flux Linkage Profile Measurement Methods for Switched Reluctance Motors and Permanent Magnet  

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- 1 - Investigation of Flux Linkage Profile Measurement Methods for Switched Reluctance Motors for switched reluctance motors (SRM's) and permanent magnet motors (PMM's). Various measurement methods have reluctance motors, permanent magnet motors. I. INTRODUCTION Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM's) have very

Lu, Kaiyuan

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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

165

Pulse and Hold Switching Current Readout of Superconducting Quantum Circuits  

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;#12;Abstract Josephson junction qubits are promising candidates for a scalable quantum processor. Such qubits on the switching of a Josephson junction from the zero voltage state to a finite voltage state. The Josephson a switching current detector by analyzing the phase space of a Josephson junction circuit with frequency

Haviland, David

166

Hybrid Dynamical Systems, or HDS: The Ultimate Switching Experience  

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Hybrid Dynamical Systems, or HDS: The Ultimate Switching Experience Michael S. Branicky Laboratory concentrated on formalizing the notion of a hybrid system as switching among an indexed collection of dynamical give a quick overview of the area of hybrid systems. I also briefly review the formal definition

Branicky, Michael S.

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A Software Engineering Framework for Switched Fuzzy Systems  

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of switched fuzzy systems, in which the discrete characteristics of the mode-switching logic are implemented the intuitive nature of fuzzy logic. Our approach is backed by a Java package that provides an initial that this approach is useful as a tool for the natural development of control systems. Specifically, fuzzy set theory

Weiss, Gera

168

Stator Vibration Analysis of Bearingless Switched Reluctance Motors  

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Radial magnetic force acts on the motor stator cause large vibration and acoustic noise, that have limit the application of switched reluctance motors (SRMs). They can be aggravated when there is unbalanced force due to rotor eccentricity. This paper ... Keywords: switched reluctance motors, bearingless technique, vibration, magnetic fore, mathematic model

Yang Yan; Deng Zhiquan; Zhang Qianying; Wang Xiaolin

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electro-Tactile Display with Localized High-Speed Switching  

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-speed switching December 4-6, Tokyo, JAPAN ICAT 2002 #12;determined, and the type of stimulation, anodic stimulation or cathodic one, is selected. If the anodic stimulation is chosen, the upper switch which leads simultaneously uses only two electrodes: anode and cathode. These dipoles are scanned around the stimulation

Tachi, Susumu

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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"

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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

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776 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 34, NO. 4, JULY/AUGUST 1998 Switched Reluctance Motor Modeling with  

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-line parameter estimation using recursive identification for switched reluctance motors (SRM's) is presented. Index Terms-- Parameter identification, switched reluctance motor modeling, switched reluctance motors. I. INTRODUCTION THE switched reluctance motor (SRM) is a simple, low- cost, and robust motor

Husain, Iqbal

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A spin light emitting diode incorporating ability of electrical helicity switching  

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Fabrication and optical characteristics of a spin light-emitting-diode (spin-LED) having dual spin-injection electrodes with anti-parallel magnetization configuration are reported. Alternating a current between the two electrodes using a computer-driven current source has led us to the observation of helicity switching of circular polarization at the frequency of 1 kHz. Neither external magnetic fields nor optical delay modulators were used. Sending dc-currents to both electrodes with appropriate ratio has resulted in continuous variation of circular polarization between the two opposite helicity, including the null polarization. These results suggest that the tested spin-LED has the feasibility of a monolithic light source whose circular polarization can be switched or continuously tuned all electrically.

Nishizawa, N., E-mail: nishizawa@isl.titech.ac.jp; Nishibayashi, K.; Munekata, H. [Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-J3-15 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan)

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching of the exchange bias in Fe/Cr(211) double-superlattice structures  

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The reversal of the direction of the exchange bias in a ''double-superlattice'' system which consists of an Fe/Cr antiferromagnetic (AF) superlattice which is ferromagnetically coupled with an Fe/Cr ferromagnetic (F) superlattice through a Cr spacer layer, is observed. Magnetometry and polarized neutron reflectometry show that a switch in the bias direction occurs at a field ({approx}447 Oe) well below the field (14 kOe) necessary to saturate the AF superlattice and well below the field (2 kOe) where the AF superlattice initiates a spin-flop transition. The switching of the exchange bias cannot be explained in terms of a model of uniform rotation, but rather by breakdown into domains and reversal of the AF layers. The transparency of magnetic behavior of the double superlattice may be useful in understanding the behavior of traditional exchange bias systems. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Velthuis, S. G. E. te [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Jiang, J. S. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Felcher, G. P. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible Switching of an Optical Gate Using Phase-Change Material and Si Waveguide  

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Optical gate switch that uses Ge2Sb2Te5phase-change material was fabricated and the reversible switching has been...

Ikuma, Yuichiro; Shoji, Yuya; Kuwahara, Masashi; Wang, Xiaomin; Kintaka, Kenji; Kawashima, Hitoshi; Tanaka, Daiki; Tsuda, Hiroyuki

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automotive switch-mode audio Sample Search...  

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advantages and problems when implementing direct energy conversion switching-mode audio power... on a direct-conversion switching-mode audio power ampli- ... Source: Ris National...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activation switch macs-index Sample Search...  

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Optical Summary: quadratically with switching node degree when active optoelectronic devices are used as switching elements 2... is presented. Because of the high cost of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ab switched current Sample Search Results  

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Engineering 16 Switch Detection in Genetic Regulatory Riccardo Porreca1 Summary: CRP, Fis, GyrAB, and stable RNAs. Vertical lines denote detected switches, while crosses...

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Ultrafast all?optical switching in a dual?core fiber nonlinear coupler  

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We report the first demonstration of a nonlinear coupler switch capable of substantially complete all?optical switching at subpicosecond rates with no light?induced thermal effects.

S. R. Friberg; Y. Silberberg; M. K. Oliver; M. J. Andrejco; M. A. Saifi; P. W. Smith

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted auxiliary switch Sample Search...  

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quasiresonant tank soft- switching inverter," in Proc. IEEE Ind... IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 19, NO. 2, MARCH 2004 363 A Passive Soft-Switching... for...

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A phenomenological multi-axial constitutive law for switching in polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics  

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A phenomenological multi-axial constitutive law for switching in polycrystalline ferroelectric; accepted 30 January 2002 Abstract A phenomenological constitutive law for ferroelectric switching due

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Highly uniform bipolar resistive switching characteristics in TiO{sub 2}/BaTiO{sub 3}/TiO{sub 2} multilayer  

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Nanoscale multilayer structure TiO{sub 2}/BaTiO{sub 3}/TiO{sub 2} has been fabricated on Pt/Ti/SiO{sub 2}/Si substrate by chemical solution deposition method. Highly uniform bipolar resistive switching (BRS) characteristics have been observed in Pt/TiO{sub 2}/BaTiO{sub 3}/TiO{sub 2}/Pt cells. Analysis of the current-voltage relationship demonstrates that the space-charge-limited current conduction controlled by the localized oxygen vacancies should be important to the resistive switching behavior. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results indicated that oxygen vacancies in TiO{sub 2} play a crucial role in the resistive switching phenomenon and the introduced TiO{sub 2}/BaTiO{sub 3} interfaces result in the high uniformity of bipolar resistive switching characteristics.

Ma, W. J.; Zhang, X. Y.; Wang, Ying; Zheng, Yue, E-mail: zhengy35@mail.sysu.edu.cn, E-mail: wangbiao@mail.sysu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China) [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China); Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China); Lin, S. P. [Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China) [Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China); Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Zhuhai Campus, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai 519082 (China); Luo, J. M.; Wang, B., E-mail: zhengy35@mail.sysu.edu.cn, E-mail: wangbiao@mail.sysu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China); Li, Z. X. [Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China)] [Micro and Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275 Guangzhou (China)

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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White Flame Energy switches to backhoes  

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The mountaintop coal operator, White Flame Energy has switched to different truck-shovel arrangement. Along with many surface mining operations throughout central Appalachia, the company is using hoe-configured hydraulic excavators as opposed to the traditional front-shovel arrangements. Located in Varney, WV, White Flame Energy uses two Terex O & K mining shovels, an RH170 and an RH 200, which have the capacity to move 2 million cu yards per month from five seams, primarily the Coalburg, Stockton, and No 5 Block and associated rider seams. The article records conversations on the operations with Mike Vines, the general manager, and Don Nicewonder, the owner of White Flame Energy. 2 photos.

Fiscor, S.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage photo switch package module  

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A photo-conductive switch package module having a photo-conductive substrate or wafer with opposing electrode-interface surfaces, and at least one light-input surface. First metallic layers are formed on the electrode-interface surfaces, and one or more optical waveguides having input and output ends are bonded to the substrate so that the output end of each waveguide is bonded to a corresponding one of the light-input surfaces of the photo-conductive substrate. This forms a waveguide-substrate interface for coupling light into the photo-conductive wafer. A dielectric material such as epoxy is then used to encapsulate the photo-conductive substrate and optical waveguide so that only the metallic layers and the input end of the optical waveguide are exposed. Second metallic layers are then formed on the first metallic layers so that the waveguide-substrate interface is positioned under the second metallic layers.

Sullivan, James S; Sanders, David M; Hawkins, Steven A; Sampayan, Stephen E

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The Light Curve and Internal Magnetic Field of the Mode-Switching Pulsar PSR B0943+10  

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A number of radio pulsars exhibit intriguing mode-switching behavior. Recent observations of PSR B0943+10 revealed correlated radio and X-ray mode switches, providing a new avenue for understanding this class of objects. The large X-ray pulse fraction observed during the radio quiet phase (Q mode) was previously interpreted as a result of changing obscuration of X-rays by dense magnetosphere plasma. We show that the large X-ray pulse fraction can be explained by including the beaming effect of a magnetic atmosphere, while remaining consistent with the dipole field geometry constrained by radio observations. We also explore a more extreme magnetic field configuration, where a magnetic dipole displaced from the center of the star produces two magnetic polar caps of different sizes and magnetic field strengths. These models are currently consistent with data in radio and X-rays and can be tested or constrained by future X-ray observations.

Storch, Natalia I; Lai, Dong; Bogdanov, Slavko; Heinke, Craig O

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Update: Molecular electronics: The single-molecule switch and transistor  

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In order to design and realize single-molecule devices it is essential to have a good understanding of the properties of an individual molecule. For electronic applications, the most important property of a molecule is its conductance. Here we show how a single octanethiol molecule can be connected to macroscopic leads and how the transport properties of the molecule can be measured. Based on this knowledge we have realized two single-molecule devices: a molecular switch and a molecular transistor. The switch can be opened and closed at will by carefully adjusting the separation between the electrical contacts and the voltage drop across the contacts. This single-molecular switch operates in a broad temperature range from cryogenic temperatures all the way up to room temperature. Via mechanical gating, i.e., compressing or stretching of the octanethiol molecule, by varying the contact's interspace, we are able to systematically adjust the conductance of the electrode-octanethiol-electrode junction. This two-terminal single-molecule transistor is very robust, but the amplification factor is rather limited.

Sotthewes, Kai; Heimbuch, René, E-mail: r.heimbuch@utwente.nl; Kumar, Avijit; Zandvliet, Harold J. W. [Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede (Netherlands); Geskin, Victor [Service de Chimie des Materiaux Nouveaux, University of Mons, Mons (Belgium)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Redesign of the H-Bridge Switch Plate of the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator  

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The 1-MW High Voltage Converter Modulators [1] have operated in excess of 250,000 hours at the Spallation Neutron Source. Increased demands on the accelerator performance require increased modulator reliability. An effort is underway at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to redesign the modulator H-bridge switch plate with the goals of increasing reliability and performance [2]. The major difference between the SLAC design and the existing design is the use of press-pack IGBTs. Compared to other packaging options, these IGBTs have been shown to have increased performance in pulsed-power applications, have increased cooling capability, and do not fragment and disassemble during a fault event. An overview of the SLAC switch plate redesign is presented. Design steps including electrical modeling of the modulator and H-bridge, development of an integrated IGBT clamping mechanism, and fault tests are discussed. Experimental results will be presented comparing electrical performance of the SLAC switch plate to the existing switchplate under normal and fault conditions.

Kemp, M.A.; Burkhart, C.; Nguyen, M.N.; /SLAC; Anderson, D.E.; /Oak Ridge

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser System for Dulling Work Roll by Q?Switched Nd:YAG Laser  

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A new dulling system for the work rolls used to roughen the surface of cold?rolled steel sheet has been developed. Such sheets are used in various products such as outer panels of automobiles and decorative outer plates of electric appliances. In this process several pulsed laser beams generated by Q?switched Nd:YAG lasers produce small craters with rims around them. This process includes a longitudinal scanning system within the laser processing head and a rotation system for the work roll; consequently the surface of the dulled roll consists of innumerable small craters. The main features of the system consist of: (1) a special way of controlling RF power applied to the acousto?optic modulator for the Q?switching to change the peak power pulse duration and low level CW power to fit the dulling condition (2) a method to combine two or more pulse beams to control the profile of dulling craters. Immediate advantages of this process are: (1) timesaving (very high repetition rate of pulses by Q?switching) (2) stable operation (without a mechanical chopper which is usually used with a CO2 laser to make pulsed beam) and (3) cost?saving. This newly developed system is effectively applied to the production of cold?rolled steel sheets.

K. Minamida; J. Suehiro; T. Toshimitu

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Ran's C-terminal, Basic Patch, and Nucleotide Exchange Mechanisms in Light of a Canonical  

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Ran's C-terminal, Basic Patch, and Nucleotide Exchange Mechanisms in Light of a Canonical Structure's basic patch and C-terminal switch to nucleotide exchange and effector binding. Other core components

Liu, Jun

190

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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Chaotic passive /ital Q/-switching pulsation in a N/sub 2/O laser with a saturable absorber  

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A single-mode N/sub 2/O laser with NH/sub 3/ as a saturable absorber is found to exhibit chaotic passive /ital Q/ switching with multipeaked pulses. The chaotic dynamics is strongly correlated with vibrational relaxation mechanism in the laser medium. The phenomenon is predicted, and its characteristic behavior is well explained, by the rate-equation analysis recently developed for the case of instability in CO/sub 2/ lasers.

Hong, F.; Tachikawa, M.; Oda, R.; Shimizu, T.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AMEAerospace & Mechanical  

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AMEAerospace & Mechanical Engineering #12;Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design complex mechanical, thermal, fluidic, acousti- cal, optical, and electronic systems, with char- acteristic sizes space. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students conduct basic and applied research within

Wang, Hai

193

A novel rotor position estimation approach for an 8/6 solid rotor switched reluctance motor  

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Switched reluctance motor (SRM) is becoming popular due to its simple construction, low manufacturing cost, ruggedness and fault-tolerant capability. In conventional switched reluctance motor (SRM), rotor is laminated. But in solid rotor switched reluctance ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Rotor position estimation, Solid rotor switched reluctance motor, Two-phase excitation

L. Jessi Sahaya Shanthi; R. Arumugam; Y. K. Taly

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of a Linear Switched Reluctance Motor as a Propulsion System for Autonomous Railway Vehicles  

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Control of a Linear Switched Reluctance Motor as a Propulsion System for Autonomous Railway) and the linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM). Switched reluctance motors generally offer a very simple issue with the switched reluctance motors is the highly nonlinear magnetisation characteristic

Paderborn, Universität

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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

196

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.

197

A Novel Fuzzy Controller for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive  

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There are serious nonlinear, variable strongly coupling characteristic in switched reluctance motor (SRM),and its electromagnetic relationship is hard to analyze. According to the nonlinear inductance model of SRM,a control system for SRM is carried ...

Yiwang Wang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Model predictive torque control of a Switched Reluctance Motor  

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The strongly nonlinear magnetic characteristic of Switched Reluctance Motors (SRMs) makes their torque control a challenging task. In contrast to standard current-based control schemes, we use Model Predictive Control (MPC) and directly manipulate the ...

Helfried Peyrl; Georgios Papafotiou; Manfred Morari

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Fault current limiter based on triggered vacuum switch  

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A new type of fault current limiter (FCL) based on triggered vacuum switch ... is mainly composed of a capacitor, a current-limiting reactor connected with a capacitor in ... behaves as a conventional series comp...

Jing Shi; Ji-yan Zou; Jun-jia He…

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated optical switching using titanium nitride micro electromechanical systems  

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This thesis reports an integrated optical wavelength specific switching device for applications in optical integrated circuits (OICs) based on micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). The device consists of a ring resonator ...

Takahashi, Satoshi, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

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...

Weichenberg, Guy; Chan, Vincent W; Swanson, Eric A; Médard, Muriel

202

Graphene passively Q-switched two-micron fiber lasers  

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We demonstrate a passively Q-switched thulium fiber laser, using a graphene-based saturable absorber. The laser is based on an all-fiber ring cavity and produces ~2.3?s pulses at...

Wang, Fengqiu; Torrisi, Felice; Jiang, Zhe; Popa, Daniel; Hasan, Tawfique; Sun, Zhipei; Cho, Wonbae; Ferrari, Andrea C

203

Combining Genetic Oscillators and Switches using Evolutionary Algorithms  

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motifs, one toggle switch and one self- sustained oscillator using an evolutionary algorithm, which can]. Of particular interest in biology are those network motifs that produce self-sustained oscillations and bistable

Jin, Yaochu

204

All graphene electromechanical switch fabricated by chemical vapor deposition  

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We demonstrate an electromechanical switch comprising two polycrystalline graphene films; each deposited using ambient pressure chemical vapor deposition. The top film is pulled into electrical contact with the bottom film ...

Milaninia, Kaveh M.

205

Get Current: Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

Switching on clean energy technologies means strengthening the economy while protecting the environment. This activity book for all ages promotes energy awareness, with facts on different types of energy and a variety of puzzles in an energy theme.

206

Random switching exponential smoothing and inventory forecasting  

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Abstract Exponential smoothing models represent an important prediction tool both in business and in macroeconomics. This paper provides the analytical forecasting properties of the random coefficient exponential smoothing model in the “multiple source of error” framework. The random coefficient state-space representation allows for switching between simple exponential smoothing and local linear trend. Therefore it enables controlling, in a flexible manner, the random changing dynamic behavior of the time series. The paper establishes the algebraic mapping between the state-space parameters and the implied reduced form ARIMA parameters. In addition, it shows that the parametric mapping allows overcoming the difficulties that are likely to emerge in estimating directly the random coefficient state-space model. Finally, it presents an empirical application comparing the forecast accuracy of the suggested model vis-à-vis other benchmark models, both in the ARIMA and in the exponential smoothing class. Using time series relative to wholesalers inventories in the USA, the out-of-sample results show that the reduced form of the random coefficient exponential smoothing model tends to be superior to its competitors.

Giacomo Sbrana; Andrea Silvestrini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Spark gap device for precise switching  

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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

208

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

209

Studies on a small modified plasma focus opening switch  

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The small plasma focus device UNU/ICTP PFF has been modified to test its operation as an opening switch with a plasma filled diode as the load. Recent experiment results on this modified plasma focus opening switch (MPFOS) showing long conduction opening action have been reported [1 2 3]. In this paper a series of experiments to characterize the ion beams produced will be reported.

W. S. Leong; C. S. Wong; P. Choi; S. P. Moo

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Speed limitations of optical switching using a piezoelectric transducer  

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. which will be used in computer simulations to predict results of the experiment. 20 CHAPTER III EXPERIMENTAL CONFIGURATION AND RESULTS 3. 1 Conflguration of Experiment A Michelson interferometer shown in Fig. 3. 1 is used to measure the switching.... which will be used in computer simulations to predict results of the experiment. 20 CHAPTER III EXPERIMENTAL CONFIGURATION AND RESULTS 3. 1 Conflguration of Experiment A Michelson interferometer shown in Fig. 3. 1 is used to measure the switching...

Wang, Chuan-Sheng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Switched reluctance motor systems poised for rapid growth  

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The emergence of a rugged, versatile, and highly efficient alternative to conventional electric motors promises to have a major impact on drivepower markets over the next decade. Although switched reluctance drives are not yet available ``off the shelf`` from major motor manufacturers, they are likely to compete favorably across a broad range of applications, due to their superior performance characteristics. Switched reluctance drives maintain higher torque and efficiency over broader speed ranges than can be achieved with other advanced variable-speed systems, can be programmed to precisely match the loads they serve and, in high-volume production, are likely to be less expensive than competing systems. The principal obstacle to rapid commercialization of switched reluctance motors is the fact that few engineers are trained to perform the exacting and specialized design that this technology requires. This hurdle is gradually being overcome as over two dozen firms now design or manufacture switched reluctance drives, and several are moving into mass production applications. As these and other firms gain experience with the technology, new opportunities will arise for utilities, energy users, and original equipment manufacturers to capture the benefits of switched reluctance motor systems. This report appraises recent progress toward moving switched reluctance drives to mass production and provides an inventory of major manufacturers.

Lovins, A.B.; Howe, B.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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SWITCH Model Capability Overview Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory http://rael.berkeley.edu/switch November 2012  

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SWITCH Model Capability Overview Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory · http the investment framework captures aspects of wind and solar variability and mitigation measures, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Baja Mexico Norte, British Columbia, Alberta Expand

Kammen, Daniel M.

213

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.

None

2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

214

Protection Mechanisms for Application Service Hosting Platforms Xuxian Jiang, Dongyan Xu  

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Protection Mechanisms for Application Service Hosting Platforms Xuxian Jiang, Dongyan Xu Department on the virtual OS technology. We then present three protection mechanisms we have developed in SODA, our ASHP architecture. The mechanisms include: (1) resource isolation between AS, (2) virtual switching and firewalling

Xu, Dongyan

215

Synthesis of stabilizing switched controllers for N-dimensional quantum angular momentum systems  

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This paper provides a class of feedback controllers that guarantee global stability of quantum angular momentum systems. The systems are in general finite dimensions and the stability is around an assigned eigenstate of observables with a specific form. It is realized by employing the control law which was proposed by Mirrahimi & van Handel. The class of stabilizing controllers is parameterized by a switching parameter and we show that the parameter between 0 and 1/N assures the stability, where N is the dimension of the quantum systems.

Kyosuke Matsumoto; Koji Tsumura; Shinji Hara

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Macroscopic observables  

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We study macroscopic observables defined as the total value of a physical quantity over a collection of quantum systems. We show that previous results obtained for an infinite ensemble of identically prepared systems lead to incorrect conclusions for finite ensembles. In particular, exact measurement of a macroscopic observable significantly disturbs the state of any finite ensemble. However, we show how this disturbance can be made arbitrarily small when the measurements are of finite accuracy. We demonstrate a general trade-off between state disturbance and measurement coarseness as a function of the size of the ensemble. Using this trade-off, we show that the histories generated by any sequence of finite accuracy macroscopic measurements always generate a consistent family in the absence of large-scale entanglement for sufficiently large ensembles. Hence, macroscopic observables behave 'classically' provided that their accuracy is coarser than the quantum correlation length scale of the system. The role of these observable is also discussed in the context of NMR quantum information processing and bulk ensemble quantum state tomography.

Poulin, David [Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 2Y5 (Canada); Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada)

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Macroscopic observables  

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We study macroscopic observables defined as the total value of a physical quantity over a collection of quantum systems. We show that previous results obtained for an infinite ensemble of identically prepared systems lead to incorrect conclusions for finite ensembles. In particular, exact measurement of a macroscopic observable significantly disturbs the state of any finite ensemble. However, we show how this disturbance can be made arbitrarily small when the measurements are of finite accuracy. We demonstrate a general trade-off between state disturbance and measurement coarseness as a function of the size of the ensemble. Using this trade-off, we show that the histories generated by any sequence of finite accuracy macroscopic measurements always generate a consistent family in the absence of large-scale entanglement for sufficiently large ensembles. Hence, macroscopic observables behave “classically” provided that their accuracy is coarser than the quantum correlation length scale of the system. The role of these observable is also discussed in the context of NMR quantum information processing and bulk ensemble quantum state tomography.

David Poulin

2005-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

218

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

219

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

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221

Thyratron-choke switch for high-current nanosecond pulses  

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Electric-discharge excimer lasers and high-current nanosecond accelerators, i.e., linear induction accelerators, require highcurrent nanosecond pulse (HCNP) generators with high repetition frequencies. This paper describes a design and some formulas for a thyratron-choke assembly for switching high-current nanosecond pulses, which consists of a thyratron and a single turn nonlinear choke connected in series with it; these are enclosed in a coaxial shield. The operation of a thyratronchoke assembly with a TGI1-1000/25 thyratron in switching pulses of up to 10kA with a duration of 250 nsec is studied. The current rise rate is 200 kA/usec, the pulse repetition frequency is 200 Hz, and the average switched power is 5kW.

Vizir, V.A.; Chervyakov, V.V.; Laier, A.V.; Shubkin, N.G.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

New disc type switched reluctance motor for high torque density  

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A new disc type switched reluctance motor (DSRM) structure for high torque density is presented. The new motor has a double sided stator structure that provides higher torque and less acoustic noise than classical switched reluctance motors (SRMs) of small sizes. The motor is based on linear switched reluctance motors. The results of the analytical and numerical analysis are given to evaluate the effectiveness of the motor structure, and experimental noise measurement data are presented. In the numerical analysis, due to the highly nonlinear nature of the motor, finite element analysis is employed. A prototype 6/4 DSRM and a classical SRM are built and tested for experimental studies. The obtained test and simulation results show that the DSRM has a higher torque and less acoustic noise performance.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

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

224

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

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The design and characterization of switched-resistor filters  

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THE DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SWITCHED-RESISTOR FILTERS A Thesis by JAMES TRAUGOTT BASS Submitted to t'ne Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulf'llment of the requirement. for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 1983 Major Subjec : Electrical Engineering THE DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SWITCHED-RESISTOR FILTERS A THESIS BY JAMES TRAUGOTT BASS Approved as to style and content by: an a I . caper (Chairman of Committee) Nor. an C. GriswoI, d (Member...

Bass, James Traugott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

226

Impact of automatic switches on power distribution system reliability  

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In this paper quantitative impact of automatic switches on the reliability of power distribution systems is studied. Based on the characteristics of the studied system's topology, the reliability model is developed for the implementation of Monte Carlo simulation. Reliability indices on each load have been computed to obtain an overall reliability assessment of the system, and the sensitivity of the reliability indices to the location of automatic switches is also studied. Simulation results are used to illustrate the validity of the approach and are compared with the historical reliability records.

H. Zheng; Y. Cheng; B. Gou; D. Frank; A. Bern; W.E. Muston

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Low Crosstalk Design of an Optical Matrix Switch Using Phase-Change Material  

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A crossbar type optical matrix switch using phase-change material was designed to have low crosstalk. The crosstalk of less than -49.1 dB was achieved for a 4×4 matrix switch by...

Moriyama, Takumi; Tanaka, Daiki; Jain, Paridhi; Tsuda, Hiroyuki

228

650-nm 1 × 2 polymeric thermo-optic switch with low power consumption  

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In this paper, a low-power 1 × 2 polymeric thermo-optic switch operating at the polymer optical fiber low-loss window of 650 nm was studied. The characteristic parameters of the switch...

Wang, Xi-Bin; Sun, Jian; Liu, Yu-Fen; Sun, Jing-Wen; Chen, Chang-Ming; Sun, Xiao-Qiang; Wang, Fei; Zhang, Da-Ming

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

CommonKADS Methodology for Developing Power Grid Switching Orders Systems  

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Modeling knowledge and expertise is necessary but difficult in formation of switching operation orders in power systems. Switching operations of electrical components are very frequent in normal changes of operat...

Ming Zhou; Jianwen Ren; Jianxun Qi…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

A scalable silicon photonic chip-scale optical switch for high performance computing systems  

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A scalable silicon photonic chip-scale optical switch for high performance computing systems-scale optical switch for scalable interconnect network in high performance computing systems. The proposed

Yoo, S. J. Ben

231

Left invertibility, flatness and identifiability of switched linear dynamical systems: a framework  

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Left invertibility, flatness and identifiability of switched linear dynamical systems: a framework invertibility and flatness, dynamical systems are structurally equivalent to some specific cryptographic invertibility, flatness and identifiability of discrete- time switched linear systems are investigated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

232

Energy Efficient Optical Burst Switched (OBS) Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani  

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Energy Efficient Optical Burst Switched (OBS) Networks Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Jaafar M. H for optical burst switched networks that reduces energy consumption without significantly degrading and hence energy efficiency is an important issue. Due to the advances in optical transmission

Bathula, Balagangadhar G

233

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

234

Utility External Disconnect Switch: Practical, Legal, and Technical Reasons to Eliminate the Requirement  

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This report documents the safe operation of PV systems without a utility external disconnect switch in several large jurisdictions. It includes recommendations for regulators contemplating utility external disconnect switch requirements.

235

Simultaneity of Spark Gap Switch Firing in the Dense Plasma Focus Device  

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To gain insight into the synchronization, simultaneity, and switching behavior of the individual switch, two TIA-525 Optical/Electrical converters have been recently introduced to DPF experiments at Lawrencevi...

S. Krupakar Murali; Aaron M. Blake; A. Haboub

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

A Multi-State Single-Molecule Switch Actuated by Rotation of...  

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Multi-State Single-Molecule Switch Actuated by Rotation of an Encapsulated Cluster within a Fullerene Cage. A Multi-State Single-Molecule Switch Actuated by Rotation of an...

237

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.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Single ferroelectric-domain photovoltaic switch based  

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Single ferroelectric-domain photovoltaic switch based on lateral BiFeO3 cells Ji serves as a basis for solid-state memory. This phenomenon can also yield an interesting photovoltaic imposed by the ferroelectric polarization vectors. Here, we demonstrate a single-domain photovoltaic

Jo, Moon-Ho

239

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

240

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

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241

Fuzzy logic design of self-tuning switching power supply  

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This paper presents the design of a variable-voltage DC source using proportional and integral (PI)-like fuzzy logic controller (FLC). Three types of topology (buck converter, boost converter, and buck-boost converter) are used to step down, step up, ... Keywords: Duty cycle, PI-like fuzzy logic controller, Self-tuning switching power supply

Chin-Hsing Cheng; Po-Jen Cheng; Ming-Tzong Wu

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Digit switch evaluations and capillary IPA (isopropyl alcohol) study  

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Capillary flow of isopropyl alcohol under the wire insulation of an eleven-wire cable dissolved trapped flux from the pretinning and soldering operations and caused it to deposit on the circuit board inside a digit switch. Conformal coatings were successful in sealing the wire insulation gap to prevent solvent flow. 16 figs., 2 tabs.

Mizik, P.M.; Kibalo, E.F.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Development and application of an advanced switched reluctance generator drive  

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of the generator, system designers always strive for increasing power density, or in other words, maximizing the output power for a given size. Despite the extensive research on the motoring operation of the Switched Reluctance Machine, only a few publications have...

Asadi, Peyman

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and Simulation of Switched Reluctance Motor Based on Comsol  

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Switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives have gained many attentions from researcher which will be used for automotive applications that needs high speed, wider range of constant power capability, ruggedness, and fault tolerance. This paper focuses on ... Keywords: SRM, Modelling, Simulation, COMSOL, FEA-Finite Element Analysis, Design

Umar Sholahuddin, Agus Purwadi, Nana Heryana, Hilwadi Hindersyah

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switched reluctance motor based electromechanical brake-by-wire system  

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This article presents an overview of electronic braking systems using SR (Switched Reluctance) machines. The advantages presented by this structure when compared to the conventional hydraulic systems are discussed. A justification for the choice of the SRM as a valid candidate is provided, with a detailed analysis of its control structure and performance. Experimental results obtained using a digital signal processor are also presented.

S. Underwood; A. Khalil; I. Husain; H. Klode; B. Lequesne; S. Gopalakrishnan; A. Omekanda

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiral imides as potential chiroptical switches: synthesis and optical properties  

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of a molecule upon application of electric fields to the switching cell or de- vice.5­7 Electrochromic compounds different. Aromatic imides are known to be electrochromic with intense UV­vis absorptions in their neutral; Naphthalene imides; Electrochromic; Fluorescence. * Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 613 520 2600x2713; fax: +1

Wan, Xin-hua

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Learning to model sequences generated by switching distributions Yoav Freund  

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Learning to model sequences generated by switching distributions Yoav Freund AT&T Bell Labs 600 distributions learning problem. A sequence S = oe 1 oe 2 : : : oe n , over a finite alphabet \\Sigma is generated run is generated by independent random draws from a distribution ~ p i over \\Sigma, where ~p i

Freund, Yoav

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Switching behaviour of two-phenotype bacteria in varying environment  

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Switching behaviour of two-phenotype bacteria in varying environment G Friedman1, P Gurevich2, S McCarthy3 and D Rachinskii3 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University phenotype to the other in response to variations in environmental conditions. We model a population

Fiedler, Bernold

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Comparative genomics of the mimicry switch in Papilio dardanus  

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...and source are credited. Comparative genomics of the mimicry switch in Papilio dardanus...recombination analyses and comparative genomics, we show that H co-segregates with...20,21]. Here, we use comparative genomics of wild-caught populations to characterize...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure  

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka1,a) and Shanhui Fan2,b) 1 Toyota Central Research December 2013) Graphene provides excellent prospects of the dynamic tunability, low propagation loss

Fan, Shanhui

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Multiple crossbar network: A switched high-speed local network  

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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

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WDM Burst Switching for Petabit Data Networks Jonathan S. Turner  

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protocols, like IP. This paper briefly summarizes the operational principles of WDM burst switchingnetworks Principles. Burst switching systems assign user data bursts to channels in WDM links on-the-fly in order to provide efficient statistical multiplexing of high rate data channels. The transmission links in a burst

Turner, Jonathan S.

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Monitoring Gene Expression In Vivo with Nucleic Acid Molecular Switches  

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The overall objectives of this project were (1) to develop allosteric ribozymes capable of acting as molecular switches for monitoring the levels of both wild-type and mutant mRNA species in living cells and whole animals and (2) to develop highly efficient reagents to deliver nucleic acid molecular switches into living cells, tissues and animals with the ultimate goal of expression profiling specific mRNAs of diagnostic or prognostic value within tumors in animals. During the past year, we have moved our laboratory to Nevada and in the moving process we have lost electronic and paper copies of prior progress reports concerning the construction and biological properties of the molecular switches. Since there was minimal progress during the last year on molecular switches, we are relying on past project reports to provide a summary of our data on this facet of the grant. Here we are summarizing the work done on the delivery reagents and their application to inducing mutations in living cells, which will include work done during the no cost extension.

David C. Ward; Patricia Bray-Ward

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma focus as a current switch for a capillary discharge  

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Experiments are described in which a plasma focus is used simultaneously as an inductive store...12 A/s, and the maximum values of the switched current lie in the range 50–100 kA. The technique is seen as promisi...

É. Yu. Khautiev; P. S. Antsiferov; L. A. Dorokhin; K. N. Koshelev…

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium Niobate Devices in Switching and Multiplexing [and Discussion  

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28 September 1989 research-article Lithium Niobate Devices in Switching and Multiplexing...Thylen Integrated-optics devices in lithium niobate have reached a significant maturity...in fibre-optic transmission systems, lithium niobate devices currently offer the only...

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Task Assignment in a Server Farm with Switching Delays and  

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costs Holding costs (per job) Objective to balance between Energy consumption Performance (e.g., latency Energy- and Delay-aware cost structure Switching costs Running costs Holding costs (per job) Objective to balance between Energy consumption Performance (e.g., latency) Heterogeneous servers, job-specific costs

Hyytiä, Esa

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In-situ weak-beam and polarization control of multidimensional laser sidebands for ultrafast optical switching  

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All-optical switching has myriad applications in optoelectronics, optical communications, and quantum information technology. To achieve ultrafast optical switching in a compact yet versatile setup, we demonstrate distinct sets of two-dimensional (2D) broadband up-converted multicolor arrays (BUMAs) in a thin type-I ?-barium-borate crystal with two noncollinear near-IR femtosecond pulses at various phase-matching conditions. The unique interaction mechanism is revealed as quadratic spatial solitons (QSSs)-coupled cascaded four-wave mixing (CFWM), corroborated by numerical calculations of the governing phase-matching conditions. Broad and continuous spectral-spatial tunability of the 2D BUMAs are achieved by varying the time delay between the two incident pulses that undergo CFWM interaction, rooted in the chirped nature of the weak white light and the QSSs generation of the intense fundamental beam. The control of 2D BUMAs is accomplished via seeding a weak second-harmonic pulse in situ to suppress the 2D arrays with polarization dependence on the femtosecond timescale that matches the control pulse duration of ?35 fs. A potential application is proposed on femtosecond all-optical switching in an integrated wavelength-time division multiplexing device.

Liu, Weimin; Wang, Liang; Fang, Chong, E-mail: Chong.Fang@oregonstate.edu [Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (United States)

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated packaging allows for improvement in switching characteristics of silicon carbide devices  

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Integrated packaging allows for improvement in switching characteristics of silicon carbide devices will be available after the conference. Abstract Silicon Carbide devices can achieve very high switching speed-mode filtering). The consequences on the switching speed are discussed. 1. Introduction Silicon carbide (Si

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Large 1/f noise of unipolar resistance switching and its percolating nature S. B. Lee,1  

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Large 1/f noise of unipolar resistance switching and its percolating nature S. B. Lee,1 S. Park,2 J-747, Republic of Korea 2 Quantum Materials Research Team, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon 305 that show unipolar resistance switching. When they were switched from the low to high resistance states

Kahng, Byungnam

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Optical Label Switching Technology and Energy-Efficient Future Networks S. J. Ben Yoo  

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Optical Label Switching Technology and Energy-Efficient Future Networks S. J. Ben Yoo Department traffic with extremely low energy consumption and high goodput. Keywords: Optical packet switching, optical label switching, energy efficient networks. 1. Introduction The future Internet is rapidly

Kolner, Brian H.

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Design and simulation of planar electro-optic switches in ferroelectrics Mahesh Krishnamurthi,a  

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Design and simulation of planar electro-optic switches in ferroelectrics Mahesh Krishnamurthi polarization dependent planar optical switches based on the electro-optic effect in ferroelectrics operating at 1.55 m wavelength are presented. The first design is a 3 3 optical switch based entirely on electro-optic

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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Modeling of switched reluctance motors based on optimized BP neural networks with parallel chaotic search  

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Precise modeling of switched reluctant motor (SRM) is important of switched reluctant motor driving system. In the article, modeling of SRM by a BP neural network with parallel chaotic search (PCS) is presented firstly. Here parallel chaotic search is ... Keywords: BP neural network, optimize, parallel chaotic search, switched reluctant motor

Yong Cheng; Hui Lin

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed-sensorless control of switched-reluctance motors with uncertain payload  

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Speed-sensorless control of switched-reluctance motors with uncertain payload Antonio Loría Gerardo that the model of switched- reluctance motors does not admit such handy change of coordinates, imposes Espinosa­Pérez Erik Chumacero Missie Aguado-Rojas Abstract-- We present a controller for switched-reluctance

Boyer, Edmond

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Fig. 1: Schematic of the optoelectronic switch. Source/drain and channel regions formed in Si.  

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Si Ge E-field Fig. 1: Schematic of the optoelectronic switch. Source/drain and channel regions (z) energy Novel Si-based CMOS Optoelectronic Switching Device Operating in the Near Infrared Ali K, high performance optoelectronic switch is introduced. The device is a Si- MOSFET with Ge gate that can

Miller, David A. B.

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The effects of mobile ATM switches on PNNI peer group operation  

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This contribution discusses why, and how, mobile networks and mobile switches might be discussed during Phase 1 of the WATM standards process. Next, it reviews mobile routers within Mobile IP. That IP mobility architecture may not apply to the proposed mobile ATM switches. Finally, it discusses problems with PNNI peer group formation and operation when mobile ATM switches are present.

Martinez, L.; Sholander, P.; Tolendino, L.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accurate modeling of switched reluctance machine based on hybrid trained WNN  

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According to the strong nonlinear electromagnetic characteristics of switched reluctance machine (SRM), a novel accurate modeling method is proposed based on hybrid trained wavelet neural network (WNN) which combines improved genetic algorithm (GA) with gradient descent (GD) method to train the network. In the novel method, WNN is trained by GD method based on the initial weights obtained per improved GA optimization, and the global parallel searching capability of stochastic algorithm and local convergence speed of deterministic algorithm are combined to enhance the training accuracy, stability and speed. Based on the measured electromagnetic characteristics of a 3-phase 12/8-pole SRM, the nonlinear simulation model is built by hybrid trained WNN in Matlab. The phase current and mechanical characteristics from simulation under different working conditions meet well with those from experiments, which indicates the accuracy of the model for dynamic and static performance evaluation of SRM and verifies the effectiveness of the proposed modeling method.

Song, Shoujun, E-mail: sunnyway@nwpu.edu.cn; Ge, Lefei; Ma, Shaojie; Zhang, Man [School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)] [School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-transfer switching of orthogonal spin-valve devices at cryogenic temperatures  

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We present the quasi-static and dynamic switching characteristics of orthogonal spin-transfer devices incorporating an out-of-plane magnetized polarizing layer and an in-plane magnetized spin valve device at cryogenic temperatures. Switching at 12?K between parallel and anti-parallel spin-valve states is investigated for slowly varied current as well as for current pulses with durations as short as 200 ps. We demonstrate 100% switching probability with current pulses 0.6?ns in duration. We also present a switching probability diagram that summarizes device switching operation under a variety of pulse durations, amplitudes, and polarities.

Ye, L., E-mail: ly17@nyu.edu; Gopman, D. B.; Rehm, L.; Backes, D.; Wolf, G.; Kent, A. D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Ohki, T. [Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Kirichenko, A. F.; Vernik, I. V.; Mukhanov, O. A. [HYPRES, 175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, New York 10523 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy probe for in situ mechanism study of graphene-oxide-based resistive random access memory  

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An in situ probe for scanning transmission X-ray microscopy has been developed and applied to the study of the bipolar resistive switching mechanism in an Al/graphene oxide/Al resistive random access memory device.

Nho, H.W.

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Microwave pulse compression from a storage cavity with laser-induced switching  

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A laser-induced switch and a multiple cavity configuration are disclosed for producing high power microwave pulses. The microwave pulses are well controlled in wavelength and timing, with a quick rise time and a variable shape and power of the pulse. In addition, a method of reducing pre-pulse leakage to a low level is disclosed. Microwave energy is directed coherently to one or more cavities that stores the energy in a single mode, represented as a standing wave pattern. In order to switch the stored microwave energy out of the main cavity and into the branch waveguide, a laser-actuated switch is provided for the cavity. The switch includes a laser, associated optics for delivering the beam into the main cavity, and a switching gas positioned at an antinode in the main cavity. When actuated, the switching gas ionizes, creating a plasma, which becomes reflective to the microwave energy, changing the resonance of the cavity, and as a result the stored microwave energy is abruptly switched out of the cavity. The laser may directly pre-ionize the switching gas, or it may pump an impurity in the switching gas to an energy level which switches when a pre-selected cavity field is attained. Timing of switching the cavities is controlled by varying the pathlength of the actuating laser beam. For example, the pathlengths may be adjusted to output a single pulse of high power, or a series of quick lower power pulses.

Bolton, Paul R. (Menlo Park, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching behaviour of consumers across options in the energy market: a comparative analysis in Mexico  

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This paper analyses how economic, behavioural, and service attributes influence households' decisions to switch among three energy options: LP gas, electricity, and renewable energy. While previous studies in switching behaviour have assessed economic, behavioural, and services-related attributes separately, this paper proposes an integrative model that includes these three factors together. Mexico has shale gas reserves in monopolistic hands which may face the entrance of new participants. This paper proposes a conceptual framework for switching behaviour in energy. Based on 161 surveys from Mexican households, the impact of 17 variables on switching decisions is measured with regression techniques. Findings suggest positive effects of high switching costs and low satisfaction level on switching intentions while consumption habits and social norms were found to produce mixed results on consumers' switching decisions. Some effects of inertial and locked-in behaviours explain the intriguing findings. Implications ranging from energy marketing for new entrants, to energy policy making, to further research are discussed.

Pável Reyes-Mercado; Rajagopal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - BingenSwitchDisposition_CXMemo.doc  

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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,

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Seismic vulnerability assessment of a high voltage disconnect switch  

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Abstract This paper deals with the seismic vulnerability of high voltage equipment typically installed in electric substations. In particular, the seismic response of a 380 kV vertical disconnect switch has been investigated based on the results of an experimental campaign carried out at Roma Tre University. According to a series of non-linear analyses, the influence of the most significant parameters on the seismic behavior of this apparatus has been analyzed and the corresponding fragility curves have been evaluated by using the Effective Fragility Analysis method. The results showed a limited vulnerability of the disconnect switch, whose most critical parts are the bottom joint of the ceramic support column and the steel column base.

Fabrizio Paolacci; Renato Giannini; Silvia Alessandri; Gianmarco De Felice

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Plasma Switch for High-Power Active Pulse Compressor  

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Results are presented from experiments carried out at the Naval Research Laboratory X-band magnicon facility on a two-channel X-band active RF pulse compressor that employed plasma switches. Experimental evidence is shown to validate the basic goals of the project, which include: simultaneous firing of plasma switches in both channels of the RF circuit, operation of quasi-optical 3-dB hybrid directional coupler coherent superposition of RF compressed pulses from both channels, and operation of the X-band magnicon directly in the RF pulse compressor. For incident 1.2 ?s pulses in the range 0.63 ? 1.35 MW, compressed pulses of peak powers 5.7 ? 11.3 MW were obtained, corresponding to peak power gain ratios of 8.3 ? 9.3. Insufficient bakeout and conditioning of the high-power RF circuit prevented experiments from being conducted at higher RF input power levels.

Hirshfield, Jay L. [Omega-P, Inc.] [Omega-P, Inc.

2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

275

Anisotropic high temperature superconductors as variable resistors and switches  

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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

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Lyons Switch, Oklahoma: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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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":""}]}

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

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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

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Fault diagnosis and management system for switched reluctance motor drives  

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An effective detection and diagnosis of faults is desirable for online condition monitoring, assessment, product quality assurance and improved operational efficiency of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drives. The proposed fault diagnosis and management system uses the measured phase voltages, currents and speed of the motor. In this article, a Matlab/Simulink model-based fault diagnosis system is developed and simulated for SRM drive. The simulation results show that the SRM drive is capable of operating under faulty conditions.

S. Vijayan; S. Paramasivam

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Tunnel MOS Heterostructure Field Effect Transistor for RF Switching Applications  

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. ..................................................................................... 5 Figure 4. The lattices of N-face and Ga-face gallium nitride. .......................................... 10 Figure 5. The lattice constants and bandgaps of III-nitride semiconductors and their alloys... semiconductors and particularly Gallium Nitride (GaN) are gaining a lot of attention for high speed and high power switching applications due to their large critical breakdown electric fields, high mobility and high saturated electron velocity [1, 2]. GaN has...

Rezanezhad Gatabi, Iman

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

280

Phase-dependent coherent population trapping and optical switching  

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We propose a scheme for achieving phase-dependent coherent population trapping, showing that both the dark state of the atoms and light propagation dynamics depend on the relative phase of the fields. The atomic coherence prepared via adiabatic process plays a key role in the interaction of light with matter. And an optical switching based on the phase-controlled quantum interference is implemented, which may have potential application in high-speed optical communications and quantum information systems.

Kou, J. [College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Quantum Engineering Center, Beijing Institute of Control Device, Beijing 100854 (China); Wan, R. G.; Kang, Z. H.; Jiang, L.; Wang, L.; Jiang, Y.; Gao, J. Y. [College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

282

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

283

A new energy optimizing control strategy for switched reluctance motors  

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This paper describes a new and machine-independent method to minimize the energy consumption of a speed controlled Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM). The control strategy is to vary the duty cycle of the applied dc voltage in order to obtain the desired speed quickly and when operating in steady-state vary the turn-on angle ({alpha}{sub on}) of the phase voltage to minimize the energy consumption. The power flow is measured in the dc-link and used to control the turn-on angle. Simulations carried out on a three-phase 6/4 pole SRM justify the algorithm and the physical implementation in a Siemens SAB 80C517A microcontroller is described. Measurements on two different load systems show it is possible to minimize the energy consumption on-line in a speed controlled Switched Reluctance Motor without losing the dynamic performance. A comparison with an ordinary mode-shift controlled SRM shows more than an 8% increase in overall efficiency for some operation points. The algorithm is fully applicable to other Switched Reluctance Motors at other power levels or with other pole configurations.

Kjaer, P.C. [Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)] [Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom); Nielsen, P. [Danfoss A/S, Graasten (Denmark). Transmission Div.] [Danfoss A/S, Graasten (Denmark). Transmission Div.; Andersen, L. [Nilfisk A/S, Broendby (Denmark)] [Nilfisk A/S, Broendby (Denmark); Blaabjerg, F. [Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)] [Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanophotonic quantum phase switch with a single atom  

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In analogy to transistors in classical electronic circuits, a quantum optical switch is an important element of quantum circuits and quantum networks. Operated at the fundamental limit where a single quantum of light or matter controls another field or material system, it may enable fascinating applications such as long-distance quantum communication, distributed quantum information processing and metrology, and the exploration of novel quantum states of matter. Here, by strongly coupling a photon to a single atom trapped in the near field of a nanoscale photonic crystal cavity, we realize a system where a single atom switches the phase of a photon, and a single photon modifies the atom's phase. We experimentally demonstrate an atom-induced optical phase shift that is nonlinear at the two-photon level, a photon number router that separates individual photons and photon pairs into different output modes, and a single-photon switch where a single "gate" photon controls the propagation of a subsequent probe fiel...

Tiecke, T G; de Leon, N P; Liu, L R; Vuleti?, V; Lukin, M D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetization switching of rare earth orthochromite CeCrO{sub 3}  

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We report the synthesis of single phase rare earth orthochromite CeCrO{sub 3} and its magnetic properties. A canted antiferromagnetic transition with thermal hysteresis at T?=?260?K is observed, and a magnetic compensation (zero magnetization) near 133?K is attributed to the antiparallel coupling between Ce{sup 3+} and Cr{sup 3+} moments. At low temperature, field induced magnetization reversal starting from 43?K for H?=?1.2 kOe reveals the spin flip driven by Zeeman energy between the net moments and the applied field. These findings may find potential uses in magnetic switching devices such as nonvolatile magnetic memory which facilitates two distinct states of magnetization.

Cao, Yiming; Cao, Shixun, E-mail: sxcao@shu.edu.cn; Ren, Wei; Feng, Zhenjie; Yuan, Shujuan; Kang, Baojuan; Zhang, Jincang [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Lu, Bo [Laboratory for Microstructures, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)

2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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4 ESS (trademark) switch electromagnetic-pulse assessment. Volume 2. Task 3 laboratory testing of the 4 ESS Switch. Final report  

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The 4ESS Switch was subjected to test sequences representative of electromagnetic stresses following a high-altitude nuclear blast. These laboratory tests revealed some potential equipment sensitivities requiring only minor modifications. With these modifications implemented, the 4 ESS Switch demonstrated considerable robustness in servicing calls following current injection stress. (jhd)

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1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed control of switched reluctance motor with torque ripple reduction using non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II)  

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Abstract In this paper, a control mechanism for speed control of switched reluctance motor (SRM) with torque ripple reduction using non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) is presented. The control mechanism consists of proportional–integral (PI) speed controller in the outer loop and PI current controller in the inner loop along with control of turn on and turn off angles for the 3 phase, 6/4 switched reluctance motor. The problem of obtaining the optimum values of proportional and integral gains for both speed and current controller along with the turn on and turn off angles are considered as a multi-objective optimization problem with the objectives of minimizing the Integral Squared Error (ISE) of speed and torque ripple. Simulations of NSGA-II based control of SRM are carried out using SIMULINK/MATLAB software. In order to evaluate the robust performance of NSGA-II, the statistical performances such as best, worst, mean, standard deviation of the Integral Squared Error (ISE) of speed and torque ripple for 20 independent trials are considered. The results obtained by NSGA-II are compared and validated with Real coded Genetic Algorithm (RGA) with Simulated Binary Crossover (SBX). The results reveal that NSGA-II based controllers give better performance in terms of lesser torque ripple and quick settling time due to its systematic random search capabilities thereby improving the dynamic performance of SRM drives.

L. Kalaivani; P. Subburaj; M. Willjuice Iruthayarajan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Mechanical memory  

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A first-in-first-out (FIFO) microelectromechanical memory apparatus (also termed a mechanical memory) is disclosed. The mechanical memory utilizes a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell having a beam which can be bowed in either of two directions of curvature to indicate two different logic states for that memory cell. The memory cells can be arranged around a wheel which operates as a clocking actuator to serially shift data from one memory cell to the next. The mechanical memory can be formed using conventional surface micromachining, and can be formed as either a nonvolatile memory or as a volatile memory.

Gilkey, Jeffrey C. (Albuquerque, NM); Duesterhaus, Michelle A. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Renn, Rosemarie A. (Albuquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

289

Mechanical memory  

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A first-in-first-out (FIFO) microelectromechanical memory apparatus (also termed a mechanical memory) is disclosed. The mechanical memory utilizes a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell having a beam which can be bowed in either of two directions of curvature to indicate two different logic states for that memory cell. The memory cells can be arranged around a wheel which operates as a clocking actuator to serially shift data from one memory cell to the next. The mechanical memory can be formed using conventional surface micromachining, and can be formed as either a nonvolatile memory or as a volatile memory.

Gilkey, Jeffrey C. (Albuquerque, NM); Duesterhaus, Michelle A. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Renn, Rosemarie A. (Alburquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Insights into the Chemomechanical Coupling of the Myosin Motor from Simulation of Its ATP Hydrolysis Mechanism  

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The molecular motor myosin converts chemical energy from ATP hydrolysis into mechanical work, thus driving a variety of essential motility processes. Although myosin function has been studied extensively, the catalytic mechanism of ATP hydrolysis and its chemomechanical coupling to the motor cycle are not completely understood. Here, the catalysis mechanism in myosin II is examined using quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical reaction path calculations. The resulting reaction pathways, found in the catalytically competent closed/closed conformation of the Switch-1/Switch-2 loops of myosin, are all associative with a pentavalent bipyramidal oxyphosphorane transition state but can vary in the activation mechanism of the attacking water molecule and in the way the hydrogens are transferred between the heavy atoms. The coordination bond between the Mg2+ metal cofactor and Ser237 in the Switch-1 loop is broken in the product state, thereby facilitating the opening of the Switch-1 loop after hydrolysis is completed, which is required for subsequent strong rebinding to actin. This reveals a key element of the chemomechanical coupling that underlies the motor cycle, namely, the modulation of actin unbinding or binding in response to the ATP or ADP{circle_dot}Pi state of nucleotide-bound myosin.

Schwarzl, S.M. [University of Heidelberg; Smith, Jeremy C [ORNL; Fischer, S. [University of Heidelberg

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

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

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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

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14 ESS (trademark) switch inherent radiation-hardness assessment. Volume 1. Final report  

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The objective of Phase I of the 4 ESS Switch RHA Program documented in this report is the preliminary assessment of the inherent fallout-radiation susceptibility of the 4 ESS Switch. The approach described herein consists of the identification of the active microelectronic piece-parts used in the 4 ESS Switch; characterization of their radiation tolerance, based on available data; preliminary identification of hardness-critical packs; and preliminary analysis of 4 ESS Switch performance during expose to ambient (unshielded) fallout radiation, also based on available data. (Author)

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1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A single-stage optical load-balanced switch for data centers  

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Load balancing is an attractive technique to achieve maximum throughput and optimal resource utilization in large-scale switching systems. However current electronic load-balanced...

Huang, Qirui; Yeo, Yong-Kee; Zhou, Luying

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated segment switch Sample Search...  

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College Collection: Biology and Medicine 38 Switch Characterization and the Haptic Profile David Weir, Michael Peshkin, J. Edward Colgate Summary: a 38 inch diameter load...

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Three Phase Switched Reluctance Motor Control Using A Flyback Resistor C Dump Converter Control.  

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??Switched Reluctance Machine (SRMs) are receiving significant attention for industries and homes in the last decade. Due to their rugged brushless design, high reliable and… (more)

Huang, Yi-Wen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of magnetisation and iron loss characteristics in switched-reluctance and permanent-magnet machines.  

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??In the first section, the magnetisation characteristics of the switched-reluctance motor are examined. Measurements have been carried out using both static and dynamic test methods.… (more)

Walker, Jill Alison

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Digital Signal Processor Based Drive System for Switched Reluctance Motor.  

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??The switched reluctance motor has the advantages of the low production cost, high operating efficiency, high stability, and high start torque. It can deliver a… (more)

Wu, Chun-yen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Monitoring and Control System for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive System.  

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??The reluctance torque of switched reluctance motor could drive the rotor directly. Rotor doesnât need to be made from permanent magnet and the demagnetization and… (more)

Wang, Yung-chin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Implementation of a DSP-Based Hybrid Sensor for Switched Reluctance Motor Converter.  

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??The Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) inherits a simple and reliable structure with an economical manufacturing cost. The DC power output supplies the unipolar converter to… (more)

Chien, Huang-Chen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration and thermal analysis of 6 4 pole switched reluctance motor; -.  

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??Switched reluctance motors SRM rer gaining importance in the variable speed market due to their simple and rugged construction To designthe motor for higher performance… (more)

Balamurugan, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Short flux paths optimize the efficiency of a 5-phase switched reluctance drive  

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A new configuration of switched reluctance drive is proposed in which the windings of a 5-phase motor are configured to encourage short flux paths within the motor. The 5-phase prototype motor can be fed from a new power converter which uses only six switching devices in a shared switch configuration. Experimental results demonstrate that the 5-phase prototype achieves higher efficiency than prior arc switched reluctance and induction drives constructed in the same frame size, and with the benefit of the new electronic circuit it is very cost effective.

Michaelides, A.; Pollock, C. [Univ. of Warwick, Coventry (United Kingdom). Dept. of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Switched reluctance motor drive circuit evaluation criteria for vehicle efficiency responsiveness.  

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??This thesis intends to examine the principles of operation for switched reluctance machines (SRM) and examine the power electronic drive circuits that control them, in… (more)

Cunningham, John David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Near-Infrared Electrochromic and Chiroptical Switching Materials: Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Chiral Organogels  

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Near-Infrared Electrochromic and Chiroptical Switching Materials: Design, Synthesis regions have been realized using a low molecular weight gel as a chiral scaffold and electrochromic

Wan, Xin-hua

304

E-Print Network 3.0 - activation switch patch Sample Search Results  

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patch Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: activation switch patch Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Enhancing Patching Performance Through...

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A Molecular Switch Based on Current-Driven Rotation of an Encapsulated...  

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scanning tunneling microscopy imaging and electronic structure theory, we investigate a single-molecule switch based on tunneling electron-driven rotation of a triangular Sc3N...

306

SEP Success Story: Louisiana Company Makes Switch to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies  

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A Shreveport, Louisiana, company is switching to a locally-produced, cleaner source of fuel and helping other distribution fleets do the same. Learn more.

307

Stress-tolerant and temperature-stable RF MEMS capacitive switches and tunable filters  

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frequencies, the equivalent resistance and capacitance arehas a lower series equivalent resistance (R se ) compared toresistance of the switch were extracted from fitting the equivalent

Reines, Isak C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Cavity dumping versus stationary output coupling in repetitively Q-switched solid-state lasers  

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A comparative theoretical analysis of continuously pumped actively Q-switched solid-state lasers differing in output coupling methods (cavity dumping versus a partially transmitting...

Grishin, Mikhail

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Polnglish : Polish/English Code-Switching among Polish Immigrants in the USA.  

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??In the past twenty years the existence of a linguistic strategy, namely code-switching, among diverse immigrant communities has become the focus of frequent debates and… (more)

Ulatowska, Anna M. (Anna Maria), 1982-

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Computational mechanics  

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The Computational Mechanics thrust area sponsors research into the underlying solid, structural and fluid mechanics and heat transfer necessary for the development of state-of-the-art general purpose computational software. The scale of computational capability spans office workstations, departmental computer servers, and Cray-class supercomputers. The DYNA, NIKE, and TOPAZ codes have achieved world fame through our broad collaborators program, in addition to their strong support of on-going Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs. Several technology transfer initiatives have been based on these established codes, teaming LLNL analysts and researchers with counterparts in industry, extending code capability to specific industrial interests of casting, metalforming, and automobile crash dynamics. The next-generation solid/structural mechanics code, ParaDyn, is targeted toward massively parallel computers, which will extend performance from gigaflop to teraflop power. Our work for FY-92 is described in the following eight articles: (1) Solution Strategies: New Approaches for Strongly Nonlinear Quasistatic Problems Using DYNA3D; (2) Enhanced Enforcement of Mechanical Contact: The Method of Augmented Lagrangians; (3) ParaDyn: New Generation Solid/Structural Mechanics Codes for Massively Parallel Processors; (4) Composite Damage Modeling; (5) HYDRA: A Parallel/Vector Flow Solver for Three-Dimensional, Transient, Incompressible Viscous How; (6) Development and Testing of the TRIM3D Radiation Heat Transfer Code; (7) A Methodology for Calculating the Seismic Response of Critical Structures; and (8) Reinforced Concrete Damage Modeling.

Goudreau, G.L.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

A low cost ECL-bus multiplexer: bus switch  

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A fast low cost ECL differential bus multiplexer, Bus Switch (BS), has been constructed as a single CAMAC unit. It has been designed with two strobed 16-bit latches to capture and hold two 16-bit input ECL data words. Its design has foreseen the possibility of connecting 16-bit differential ECL outputs of many BS modules to the same bus. Its simplicity and flexibility make it a useful element for all kind of acquisition systems. It will be used, for example, in the first level trigger of the L3 experiment at LEP.

F. Cesaroni; E. Gennari; S. Gentile; P. Pacchiarotti

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

A novel linear switched reluctance motor for railway transportation systems  

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This paper presents the design and realization of a new linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM) structure, especially suitable for high-speed railway systems. The new model has a double active stator configuration and provides high force for many applications with low cost. The characteristics of the LSRM are obtained by using finite element analysis (FEA) and analytical calculations. The results of the FEA and analytical calculations are presented, and compared with experimental results. In addition, a classical double-sided LSRM (DSLSRM) is modeled with the same specifications of the new motor structure and the results are compared.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Multi-layer switched reluctance motor to reduce torque ripple  

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A new multi-layer switched reluctance motor (MSRM) having a high starting torque capability with reduced torque ripple and acoustic noise is presented. Measured data and the results of numerical analysis are given to evaluate the motor structure. In the numerical analysis, due to the highly nonlinear nature of the motor, finite element analysis (FEA) is employed. A prototype multi-layer SRM is built and tested in the experimental studies. The obtained test and simulation results show that the multi-layer motor structure has a smooth torque profile with high starting torque and less acoustic noise.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Computer aided design of multi-phase switched reluctance motor  

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In this paper a comprehensive computer-aided design (CAD) procedure of multiphase switched reluctance motor (SRM) is presented. Better approach for calculation of the outer dimensions phase inductance flux linkage and losses and also a different concept for calculating the average torque of the motor are incorporated in the CAD program. The average torque is calculated based on the most effective 15° (for 8 ? 6 SRM) of the static torque profile of the motor. A sample design of a 5 hp SRM is presented in detail and the design is validated by conducting a two-dimensional finite element analysis of the motor.

N. K. Sheth; K. R. Rajagopal

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Nonlinear geometric effects in mechanical bistable morphing structures  

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Bistable structures associated with non-linear deformation behavior, exemplified by the Venus flytrap and slap bracelet, can switch between different functional shapes upon actuation. Despite numerous efforts in modeling such large deformation behavior of shells, the roles of mechanical and nonlinear geometric effects on bistability remain elusive. We demonstrate, through both theoretical analysis and table-top experiments, that two dimensionless parameters control bistability. Our work classifies the conditions for bistability, and extends the large deformation theory of plates and shells.

Zi Chen; Qiaohang Guo; Carmel Majidi; Wenzhe Chen; David J. Srolovitz; Mikko P. Haataja

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

316

Mechanical Vibration  

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... THE suppression and control of mechanical vibration have assumed great importance in engineering. One consequence of this is that the number ... degree of emphasis is placed on transient oscillation (in addition to steady-State and free vibration). The treatment of this topic is based mainly on phase-plane constructions and it ...

R. E. D. BISHOP

1958-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified split-supply switched-reluctance drive inverter  

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This paper describes the application of a new simple voltage-boosting feature to split-supply SR (switched-reluctance) inverter. As its name implies, the SR motor always operates in switching mode and has distinct motoring and generating rotor angular regions. The effectiveness of the energy conversion process of SR motor depends basically on the ability of its inverter to inject adequate current during the positive-torque angular region and to reduce the current to negligible value during negative-torque angular region. The modified inverter effectively generates boost voltages for accelerating current build-up and decay and hence enhances the performance of SR drives. Benefits of the added boosting include: higher average current, better energy recovery during commutation and a wider feasible speed range. This paper will assess the implications of the boost feature on inverter cost and performance. A time-stepping simulation procedure which includes the modelling of current overlapping between phases will be presented together with simulation results.

Chan, S.; Omar, A.M. [Mara Inst. of Tech., Selangor (Malaysia). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

318

A Beamline for Fast Polarization Switching at NSLS-II  

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The first XUV beamline (200-2000 eV) at NSLS-II will have two branches, one optimized for photon hungry experiments requiring high coherent flux and one optimized for studies of polarization sensitive materials and interfaces based on fast polarization switching. We describe here the branch designed for fast polarization switching with frequencies up to 1 kHz, high photon flux, and good energy resolution. The beamline will be served by two canted undulators and is based on the focusing variable line spacing grating monochromator. The two beams will be focused at the same spot of approximately 80x10 {mu}m (hor.xver.). The expected circular polarized flux at the sample from each device up to 1.4 keV will be higher than 10{sup 12} photons/s at a resolving power better than 10{sup 4}. An additional KB focusing system will deliver the two beams to a spot in the {mu}m range.

Reininger, R.; Sanchez-Hanke, C.; Hulbert, S. L. [NSLS and NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

319

Energy calibration issues in nuclear resonant vibrational spectroscopy: observing small spectral shifts and making fast calibrations  

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Two fast energy calibration procedures have been established: (i) an in situ calibration tracks the energies scan-by-scan for observing tiny spectral shifts; (ii) a quick-switching calibration reduces the calibration time dramatically and is suitable for normal NRVS measurements.

Wang, H.

2013-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

320

Ocean Observing Ocean Observing Systems (OOS)  

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, national, and global scales. · Ocean Observing Systems serve: Fishing industry National security Coastal properties, such as salinity, temperature, and waves Satellite maps of sea surface temperature NATIONAL Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) 11 REGIONAL Systems, including: MANY LOCAL Systems

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

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Small-sized Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Optical Switch Using Thin Film Ge2Sb2Te5 Phase-change Material  

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Small-sized Mach-Zehnder Interferometer optical switch using Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films was fabricated. Two thin films of 1-?m-square were sufficient for switching. The switching...

Moriyama, Takumi; Kawashima, Hitoshi; Kuwahara, Masashi; Wang, Xiaomin; Asakura, Hideaki; Tsuda, Hiroyuki

322

Role of the FtsA C Terminus as a Switch for Polymerization and Membrane Association  

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...works as a switch triggered by ATP, a molecule that stores energy. This region contains an amphipathic helix that obstructs the...works as a switch triggered by ATP, a molecule that stores energy. This region contains an amphipathic helix that obstructs the...

Marcin Krupka; Elisa J. Cabré; Mercedes Jiménez; Germán Rivas; Ana Isabel Rico; Miguel Vicente

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

An AWGR based Low-Latency Optical Switch for Data Centers and High Performance Computing Systems  

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i An AWGR based Low-Latency Optical Switch for Data Centers and High Performance Computing Systems based optical switch for data centers and high performance computing systems that builds upon several for Data Centers and High Performance Computing Systems ..i ABSTRACT .....................................

Kolner, Brian H.

324

Constructions and Analyses of Nonblocking WDM Switches Based on Arrayed Waveguide Grating and  

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(and heat dissipation) and large footprint (or space consump­ tion). As the optical device1 Constructions and Analyses of Nonblocking WDM Switches Based on Arrayed Waveguide Grating, qiao}@cse.buffalo.edu Abstract--- Constructing fast wavelength division multi­ plexing (WDM) switches

Ngo, Hung Q.

325

Effects of heat dissipation on unipolar resistance switching in Pt/NiO/Pt capacitors  

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Effects of heat dissipation on unipolar resistance switching in Pt/NiO/Pt capacitors S. H. Chang,1 151-747, Republic of Korea 3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University tBE and investigated their resistance switching behaviors. The capacitors with tBE 50 nm exhibited

Kahng, Byungnam

326

Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda habitat conservation  

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was explained by demographic and electricity factors (price, voltage, and outage frequency). In addition, lowering electricity prices and increasing electricity quality would encourage local residents to switchANALYSIS Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda

An, Li

327

Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation Based Optical-Label Switching Transmitter with  

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Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation Based Optical-Label Switching Transmitter with All-Optical, 95616 Email: sbyoo@ucdavis.edu Abstract: This paper introduces a modulation-format transparent optical-label switching transmitter based on optical arbitrary waveform generation. Packets consisting of 100 Gb

Kolner, Brian H.

328

Optical-Label Switching, MPLS, MPLambdaS and GMPLS S. J. B. Yoo  

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Optical-Label Switching, MPLS, MPLambdaS and GMPLS S. J. B. Yoo Department of Electrical), yoo@ece.ucdavis.edu ABSTRACT This paper discusses the new architecture and protocol of Optical characteristics of Optical-Label switching indicate its support of diverse QoS, CoS, and ToS services while

Kolner, Brian H.

329

Magnetic properties and switching volumes of nanocrystalline SmFeSiC films  

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Systematic studies of the effects of Si addition on the magnetic and magnetization reversal properties of SmFeSiC films are presented. The magnetic switching volume and other magnetic parameters (e.g., coercivity) are strongly dependent upon the Si content. Correlations between switching volume, coercivity, and the intergrain interactions are discussed. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Zhang, S.Y. [State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Center for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Center for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China); Shan, Z.S.; Liu, Y. [Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0113 (United States)] [Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0113 (United States); Zhao, T.Y.; Zhao, J.G.; Shen, B.G.; Zhan, W.S. [Institute of Physics and Center for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China)] [Institute of Physics and Center for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China); Sellmyer, D.J. [Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0113 (United States)] [Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0113 (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A complete and novel sensorless method for rotor position sensing in switched reluctance motor drives  

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This paper presents a complete and novel method which is designed to detect the rotor position at standstill and also low speeds in switched reluctance motor. The method applies a high frequency sine wave signal to the three successive stator pole windings ... Keywords: indirect rotor, position sensing in SRM, sensorless operation of SRM, switch reluctance motor

E. Afjei; M. M. Nezamabadi; A. Javeh

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

FPGA based neural network position and speed estimator for switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper presents the design and implementation of the sensorless control system for the Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive without a position sensor. The SRM has been receiving attention for industry applications due to its low cost in mass production, ... Keywords: position estimation, resistance estimation, switched reluctance motor

Jakub Talla; Josef Stehlik

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Harmony Optimization of Physical Design and Control Strategy of Switched Reluctance Motor  

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Vibration and acoustic noise are the important reasons for switched reluctance motor to be unacceptable in variable speed drive market. To optimize the physical structure of the motor and to choose the appropriate control strategies are the two conventional ... Keywords: control strategy, switched reluctance motor, physical design, harmony optimization

Jie Li; Boya Sun; Shurui Fan; Lin He

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Torque Control for Switched Reluctance Motor Based on Online Fuzzy Neural Network Modeling  

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A novel high performance torque control scheme for switched reluctance motors(SRMs) is proposed based on online fuzzy neural network modeling and adaptive sliding-mode current control. Firstly, an adaptive neural fuzzy inference system(ANFIS) is designed ... Keywords: switched reluctance motor, torque control, adaptive neural fuzzy inference system, adaptive sliding mode control

Xuelian Yao; Ruiyun Qi; Zhiquan Deng; Jun Cai

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy Parameters Self-Tuning PID Control of Switched Reluctance Motor Based on Simulink/NCD  

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In this paper, the quasi-linear model of switched reluctance motor brought forward by Miller is analyzed in detail. On the basis of it, the small-signal dynamic model of switched reluctance motor is built based on matlab/simulink environment. PID control ...

Shoujun Song; Weiguo Liu

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Switched Reluctance Motor for Efficiency Improvement Using Response Surface Model and Kriging Model  

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This paper presented an optimization of switched reluctance motor for higher efficiency. The motor in this study was designed based on the magnetic energy conversion loop according to the power requirements of application system. It's found that besides ... Keywords: switched reluctance motor, optimziation, RSM, Kriging Model

Xueguan Song; Youngchul Park; Jian Li; Joonho Lee

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Research on Switched Reluctance Motor Modeling and Control Strategy Based on ANSOFT  

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Based on ANSOFT software, the 2d and 3d finite element models of switch reluctance motor were established, the dynamic simulations on the switch reluctance motor finite element models were researched by different control strategies. The accuracy and ... Keywords: SRM, Ansoft, the finite element, simulation

Yuelun Ling; Mianhua Wang; Yan Wang; Fenli Wang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Millisecond switching in solid state electrochromic polymer devices fabricated from ionic self-assembled multilayers  

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Millisecond switching in solid state electrochromic polymer devices fabricated from ionic self The electrochromic switching times of solid state conducting polymer devices fabricated by the ionic self shown to decrease with the active area of the electrochromic device suggesting that even faster

Heflin, Randy

338

Solid-State Gadolinium-Magnesium Hydride Optical Switch R. Armitage  

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-state electrochromic device. With positive polarization of the hydride electrode, the visible reflectance approaches 35 and reflecting states. Keywords: gadolinium-magnesium; electrochromic hydride; optical switching device. 2 #12;A conventional electrochromics5 . Optical switching has also been demonstrated by varying the H content

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Increasing output energy from a passively Q-switched Er:glass laser  

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designators, laser range finders, wind metrology, LIDARs, and communication [8­10]. Passive Q- switches have many advantages over active ones. These include low cost, compact size and weight, robustness, and high are passively Q-switched, only the lowest spatial mode can develop. Attempts to increase the pump power in order

Friesem, Asher A.

340

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

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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

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Single ultrafast diffusive conduction based optoelectronic switch for multi-channel operation  

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Single ultrafast diffusive conduction based optoelectronic switch for multi-channel operation Fatih to multi-channel operation, including Green's function diffusive conduction solution and crosstalk conduction based optoelectronic switches that accommodate >100 optical channels (with 2,000mm-2 channel

Miller, David A. B.

342

Cladding-pumped Er/Yb co-doped Q-switched all fiber laser  

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A compact Q-switched laser based on Er/Yb co-doped fiber is demonstrated. Operating in repetition rate of 10-100 kHz and Q-switching window time of 100 ns to 2 microseconds, the...

Zhao, Chongguang; Liu, Yang; Wang, Ji; Wang, Lijun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS II: Optimizing a 10Gbps SingleChip ATM Switch Dionisios Pnevmatikatos and George Kornaros  

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ATLAS II: Optimizing a 10Gbps Single­Chip ATM Switch Dionisios Pnevmatikatos and George Kornaros, Heraklio, Crete, GR­711­10 GREECE fpnevmati,kornarosg@ics.forth.gr Abstract We describe ATLAS II, an optimized version of the ATLAS I ATM switch. While in ATLAS I we concentrated on cor­ rectness, in ATLAS II

Markatos, Evangelos P.

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An iterated sample construction with path relinking method: Application to switch allocation in electrical distribution networks  

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We present a metaheuristic approach which combines constructive heuristics and local searches based on sampling with path relinking. Its effectiveness is demonstrated by an application to the problem of allocating switches in electrical distribution ... Keywords: Metaheuristics, Path relinking, Power systems reliability, Sample algorithms, Switch allocation

Alexander J. Benavides; Marcus Ritt; Luciana S. Buriol; Paulo M. FrançA

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 the renewable energy supply. For highest benefits, green datacenter operators must intelligently manage with Parasol, GreenSwitch, and MapReduce workloads demonstrate that intelligent workload and energy source

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Frame-Scheduling for Input-Queued Switches with Energy Reconfiguration Costs  

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Frame-Scheduling for Input-Queued Switches with Energy Reconfiguration Costs Andrea Bianco, Paolo problems, mainly due to thermal issues that require complex cooling systems and to increasing energy costs scheduler determines a switching fabric configuration to transfer packets. We consider the energy

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Impact of Photonic Switch Radix on Realizing Optical Interconnection Networks for Exascale Systems  

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power consumption. Several challenges still need to be addressed, for instance, achieving energy of programmability, resilience, power consumption and cost. Incremental evolutions of existing platforms may-stage architecture to obtain a virtual high port count switch, forming an indirect network. Alternatively, switches

Bergman, Keren

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

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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.

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Fast deterministic switching in orthogonal spin torque devices via the control of the relative spin polarizations  

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We model 100 ps pulse switching dynamics of orthogonal spin transfer (OST) devices that employ an out-of-plane polarizer and an in-plane polarizer. Simulation results indicate that increasing the spin polarization ratio, C{sub P}?=?P{sub IPP}/P{sub OPP}, results in deterministic switching of the free layer without over-rotation (360° rotation). By using spin torque asymmetry to realize an enhanced effective P{sub IPP}, we experimentally demonstrate this behavior in OST devices in parallel to anti-parallel switching. Modeling predicts that decreasing the effective demagnetization field can substantially reduce the minimum C{sub P} required to attain deterministic switching, while retaining low critical switching current, I{sub p}???500??A.

Park, Junbo; Buhrman, R. A. [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)] [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Ralph, D. C. [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States) [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Kavli Institute at Cornell, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of a selective switching device using a phase-change material for a 3-dimensional PCRAM array  

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A selective switching device utilizing a phase-change material was investigated. In this work, we ... selective switching and memory operation in a multiple phase-change memory with only phase-change materials wi...

Jung Min Lee; Yun-Heub Song; Yuta Saito…

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Low Latency Optical Top of Rack Switch for Data Centre Networks with Minimized Processor Energy Load  

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We propose a low latency optical data center top of rack switch using recirculation buffering and a hybrid MZ/SOA switch architecture to reduce the network power dissipated on future...

Liu, Shiyun; Cheng, Qixiang; Wonfor, Adrian; Penty, Richard V; White, Ian; Watts, Philip M

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae PilC expression provides a selective mechanism for structural diversity of pili.  

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae PilC expression provides a selective mechanism...RecA-independent on/off switch in PilC, a protein involved in pilus biogenesis. We show here that spontaneous nonpiliated PilC- derivatives as well as PilC- insertional...

A B Jonsson; J Pfeifer; S Normark

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A graphene-based passively Q-switched Ho:YAG laser in-band pumped by a diode-pumped Tm:YLF solid-state laser  

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We report the first demonstration of a Ho:YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) solid-state laser passively Q-switched via a graphene saturable absorber. The Ho:YAG laser was in-band pumped by a continuous wave diode-pumped Tm:YLF (yttrium lithium fluoride) laser. Double-layer graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition and transferred onto a thin quartz plate was fabricated as the saturable absorber. We observed basically stable Q-switched laser pulses at the center wavelength of 2096.5 nm with the shortest pulse width of 632 ns, a repetition rate of 43 kHz, and the single-pulse energy of 13.3 ?J. Our results illustrate that graphene can be used well as a saturable absorber in a Ho-doped solid-state laser at 2 ?m wavelength.

C J Jin; X M Chen; L F Li; M Qi; Y Bai; Z Y Ren; J T Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating SDN based Rack-to-Rack Multi-path Switching for Data-center Networks  

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Abstract Software defined networking becomes more and more popular in the networking community, but is still missing its triumphal procession into existing networks. Especially data-centers could benefit from this evolutionary network paradigm and get rid of many legacy parts with are still blocking the evolution how their networks are working in general. In this paper we will present an approach, use-case and performance evaluation as well, for the integration of software defined networking applications in data-centers. This approach addresses a sub topic or more precisely a single software defined networking application for enhancing inter rack communication by involving the top-of-rack and aggregation switches in a common fat-tree network topology. The basic aim is to provide some sort of load distribution mechanism on the afore mentioned network layers by using a flow based load sharing procedure with layer two multi-path. The evaluation will show that this is increasing the throughput in a rack-to-rack data exchange scenario.

Marc Koerner; Odej Kao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design low losses 6/8 switched reluctance motor  

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The magnetic circuit of the conventional 6/8 switched reluctance motor (SRM) is re-designed to minimise the losses. The flux loops are shortened by making each two stator teeth incorporated in one magnetic circuit only. Subsequently, the flux does not flow in all parts of the stator yoke. The unused iron sections do not produce iron losses. Now, the stator consists of three separated sections which are fixed inside a non-magnetic cylinder. The copper losses also are decreased because less copper windings are used to produce the same amount of the output torque as the flux paths become short then the flux density increases. Analysis and comparison of the 6/8 SRM before and after the re-design process are presented. MATLAB/Simulink software is used to simulate the dynamic performance.

Eyhab El-Kharashi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flux-linkage characteristics of switched reluctance motor  

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An important requirement in modeling of switched reluctance motor (SRM) is the knowledge of its flux-linkage characteristics. Idealization of the flux-linkage characteristics will result in a model which cannot predict the performance of the machine with sufficient accuracy. It is necessary therefore to determine flux-linkage characteristics as closely as possible. In this paper, the method of finding the flux-linkage characteristics is explained. The same is demonstrated on a commercially available 4 KW, 8/6 pole OULTON SRM. The validity of the test result is checked by computing the static torque characteristics based on the measured flux-linkage characteristics and comparing it with the experimentally measured static torque characteristics. The sources of measurement error are discussed.

Ramanarayanan, V.; Venkatesha, L.; Panda, D. [Indian Inst. of Science, Bangalore (India). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Switched Reluctance Motor made of Permendur  

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A switched reluctance (SR) motor consists of stator and rotor cores, and windings. Both the stator and rotor have salient poles. The stator has concentrated windings on each salient pole. On the other hand, the rotor has no windings and no permanent magnets. Therefore, the SR motor is a low cost, extremely robust, and wide-range variable-speed motor. The performance of the SR motor greatly depends on magnetic properties of core material since it consists of only iron cores and windings. This paper presents the development of a novel SR motor made of permendur which has extremely high saturation flux density and very low core loss. Two types of SR motors, one is made of conventional non-oriented Si steel, the other is made of permendur, are compared by simulation and experiment. It is demonstrated that the torque of the SR motor made of permendur is greater than that of the conventional Si steel by 20%.

Y Hasegawa; K Nakamura; O Ichinokura

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrically switched cesium ion exchange. FY 1996 annual report  

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An electrochemical method for metal ion separations, called Electrically Switched Ion Exchange, is described. Direct oxidation and reduction of an electroactive film attached to an electrode surface is used to load and unload the film with alkali metal cations. The electroactive films under investigation are Ni hexacyanoferrates, which are deposited on the surface by applying an anodic potential to a Ni electrode in a solution containing the ferricyanide anion. Reported film preparation procedures were modified to produce films with improved capacity and stability. Electrochemical behavior of the derivatized electrodes were investigated using cyclic voltammetry and chronocoulometry. The films show selectivity for Cs in concentrated sodium solutions. Raman spectroscopy was used to monitor changes in oxidation state of the film and imaging experiments have demonstrated that the redox reactions are spatially homogenous across the film. Requirements for a bench scale unit were identified.

Lilga, M.A.; Orth, R.J.; Sukamto, J.P.H. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Schwartz, D.T.; Haight, S.M. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States); Genders, D. [Electrosynthesis Co., Inc., Cheektowaga, NY (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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275 C Downhole Switched-Mode Power Supply  

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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

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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

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E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

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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

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E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

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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

363

Effect of electronic reconstruction on cuprate-manganite spin switches.  

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We examine the anomalous inverse spin switch behavior in La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}(LCMO)/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO)/LCMO trilayers by combined transport studies and polarized neutron reflectometry. Measuring magnetization profiles and magnetoresistance in an in-plane rotating magnetic field, we prove that, contrary to many accepted theoretical scenarios, the relative orientation between the two LCMO's magnetizations is not sufficient to determine the magnetoresistance. Rather the field dependence of magnetoresistance is explained by the interplay between the applied magnetic field and the (exponential tail of the) induced exchange field in YBCO, the latter originating from the electronic reconstruction at the LCMO/YBCO interfaces.

Liu, Y.; Visani, C.; Nemes, N. M.; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Zhu, L. Y.; Tornos, J.; Zhernenkov, M.; Hoffmann, A.; Leon, C.; Santamaria, J.; te Velthuis, S. G. E. (Materials Science Division); (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); (LANL)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel switch could bring big savings for HECO Liquefied natural gas beats low-sulfur oil in cost and equipment  

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Fuel switch could bring big savings for HECO Liquefied natural gas beats low-sulfur oil in cost gas instead of continuing to burn low-sulfur fuel oil, a report said. Switching to liquefied natural who switch from gasoline-powered vehicles to ones fueled by compressed natural gas could save as much

365

Comparative Studies of All-Optical vs. Electrical vs. Hybrid Switches in Datacom and in Telecom Networks  

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Comparative Studies of All-Optical vs. Electrical vs. Hybrid Switches in Datacom and in Telecom switches. 2. Telecom Switches: optical vs. electrical vs. hybrid In the national and global telecom Networks Xiaohui Ye, Venkatesh Akella, and S. J. B. Yoo Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kolner, Brian H.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 49, NO. 4, APRIL 2013 1493 Comparison of Complementary and Modular Linear Flux-Switching  

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mover length. Index Terms--Complementary and modular, flux-switching permanent magnet motor, linear and Modular Linear Flux-Switching Motors With Different Mover and Stator Pole Pitch Ruiwu Cao , Ming Cheng], flux reversal permanent magnet (FRPM) motors [12], and flux-switching permanent magnet (FSPM) motors

Mi, Chunting "Chris"

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Abstract--A linear and a rotational switched reluctance drive with a large airgap are developed and manufactured  

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) and the linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM). Unlike the LIM [2], the LSRM has not been investigated as a railway propulsion system so far. Switched reluctance motors generally offer a very simple and robustAbstract--A linear and a rotational switched reluctance drive with a large airgap are developed

Paderborn, Universität

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 15, NO. 3, MAY 2000 545 A Self-Tuning Controller for Switched  

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for Switched Reluctance Motors Krzysztof Russa, Iqbal Husain, Senior Member, IEEE, and Malik E. Elbuluk, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A self-tuning controller for switched reluctance motors is presented. A torque are presented to validate the self-tuning algorithm. Index Terms--Self-timing controller, switched reluctance

Husain, Iqbal

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3252 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, VOL. 54, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2007 Silicon Germanium CMOS Optoelectronic Switching  

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Optoelectronic Switching Device: Bringing Light to Latch Ali K. Okyay, Student Member, IEEE, Duygu Kuzum, Student. Saraswat, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--We propose a novel semiconductor optoelectronic (OE) switch--Germanium, integrated optoelectronics, metal­ oxide­semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) switches, optical

Miller, David A. B.

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Transparent high-data-rate optical transmission through broadband hitless bypass switches for chip-scale optical  

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of silicon photonics are its large bandwidth, low energy consumption, and small footprint components switches, with open eye-diagrams and error-free operation (BERs less than 10-12 ). Both through- and drop-ports was demonstrated [5], with switching from one input to various output ports. Here we demonstrate a hitless switch

Bergman, Keren

371

BULKING SLUDGE TREATMENT BY MICROSCOPIC OBSERVATION AND MECHANICAL TREATMENT  

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for the operation of the biological stage of waste water treatment plants. If the threatening extensive growth of wastewater treatment plants often need a complex control for the optimal processing. The measurement status and for the regulation of biological parts in waste water treatment plants. Furthermore, e

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The formation of iron aluminides on aluminum surface by using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser  

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The formation and growth of Fe based aluminum diffusion layers at the Fe-Al interface have been investigated to improve the surface hardness. The diffusion of Fe into Al has been accomplished by focusing a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser on the modified surface. The variety of the layer depth is achieved based on the type of heating and quenching media. Microstructural characterization and mechanical properties of the modified surface were carried out via gas discharge spectrometer GDS, X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Vickers Hardness tester. The results indicate that hardness at the interface of Fe-Al layer is increased. The optimum hardness achieved as 93 HV at corresponding critical energy density of 438 Jcm{sup ?2}.

Bidin, Noriah; Al-Wafi, Yusef A. [Advanced Photonic Science Institute, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, 81310, Johor (Malaysia)

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

373

Ionic field effect and memristive phenomena in single-point ferroelectric domain switching  

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Electric field induced polarization switching underpins most functional applications of ferroelectric materials in information technology, materials science, and optoelectronics. In the last 20 years, much attention has been focused on the switching of individual domains using scanning probe microscopy, both as model of ferroelectric data storage and approach to explore fundamental physics of ferroelectric switching. The classical picture of tip induced switching includes formation of cylindrical domain oriented along the tip field, with the domain size is largely determined by the tip-induced field distribution and domain wall motion kinetics. The polarization screening is recognized as a necessary precondition to the stability of ferroelectric phase; however, screening processes are generally considered to be uniformly efficient and not leading to changes in switching behavior. Here, we demonstrate that single-point tip-induced polarization switching can give rise to a surprisingly broad range of domain morphologies, including radial and angular instabilities. These behaviors are traced to the surface screening charge dynamics, which in some cases can even give rise to anomalous switching against the electric field (ionic field effect). The implications of these behaviors for ferroelectric materials and devices are discussed.

Ievlev, Anton [ORNL] [ORNL; Morozovska, A. N. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Eliseev, E. A. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Shur, Vladimir Ya. [Ural Federal University, Russia] [Ural Federal University, Russia; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total ionizing dose effect of ?-ray radiation on the switching characteristics and filament stability of HfOx resistive random access memory  

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The total ionizing dose (TID) effect of gamma-ray (?-ray) irradiation on HfOx based resistive random access memory was investigated by electrical and material characterizations. The memory states can sustain TID level ?5.2 Mrad (HfO{sub 2}) without significant change in the functionality or the switching characteristics under pulse cycling. However, the stability of the filament is weakened after irradiation as memory states are more vulnerable to flipping under the electrical stress. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was performed to ascertain the physical mechanism of the stability degradation, which is attributed to the Hf-O bond breaking by the high-energy ?-ray exposure.

Fang, Runchen; Yu, Shimeng, E-mail: shimengy@asu.edu [School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 (United States); School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Gonzalez Velo, Yago; Chen, Wenhao; Holbert, Keith E.; Kozicki, Michael N.; Barnaby, Hugh [School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States)

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

375

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism verification of physics-based prognosis of mechanical damage, such as fatigue. The proposed experimental methodology includes multi-resolution in-situ mechanical testing, advanced imaging analysis, and mechanism

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Uniqueness of Viscosity Solutions for Optimal Multi-Modes Switching Problem with Risk of default  

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In this paper we study the optimal m-states switching problem in finite horizon as well as infinite horizon with risk of default. We allow the switching cost functionals and cost of default to be of polynomial growth and arbitrary. We show uniqueness of a solution for a system of m variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles. This system is the deterministic version of the Verification Theorem of the Markovian optimal m-states switching problem with risk of default. This problem is connected with the valuation of a power plant in the energy market.

Asri, Brahim El

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential ultrafast all-optical switching of the resonances of a micropillar cavity  

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We perform frequency- and time-resolved all-optical switching of a GaAs-AlAs micropillar cavity using an ultrafast pump-probe setup. The switching is achieved by two-photon excitation of free carriers. We track the cavity resonances in time with a high frequency resolution. The pillar modes exhibit simultaneous frequency shifts, albeit with markedly different maximum switching amplitudes and relaxation dynamics. These differences stem from the non-uniformity of the free carrier density in the micropillar, and are well understood by taking into account the spatial distribution of injected free carriers, their spatial diffusion and surface recombination at micropillar sidewalls.

Thyrrestrup, Henri, E-mail: h.t.nielsen@utwente.nl; Yüce, Emre; Ctistis, Georgios; Vos, Willem L. [Complex Photonic Systems (COPS), MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands); Claudon, Julien; Gérard, Jean-Michel, E-mail: jean-michel.gerard@cea.fr [University Grenoble Alpes, INAC-SP2M, Nanophysics and Semiconductors Lab, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA, INAC-SP2M, Nanophysics and Semiconductors Lab, F-38000 Grenoble (France)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

Combined Flux Compression and Plasma Opening Switch on the Saturn Pulsed Power Generator  

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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???s. 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.

Franklin S. Felber; Eduardo M. Waisman; Michael G. Mazarakis

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

379

Effects of graphene on electro-optic switching and spontaneous polarization of a ferroelectric liquid crystal  

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A small quantity of graphene flakes was doped in a ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC), and the field-induced ferroelectric electro-optic switching was found to be significantly faster in the FLC + graphene hybrid than that of the pure FLC. Further studies revealed that the suspended graphene flakes enhanced the FLC's spontaneous polarization by improving smectic-C ordering resulting from the ?–? electron stacking, and reduced rotation viscosity by trapping some of the free ions of the FLC media. These effects coherently impacted the FLC-switching phenomenon, enabling the FLC molecules to switch faster on reversing an external electric field.

Basu, Rajratan, E-mail: basu@usna.edu [Department of Physics, Soft-matter and Nanomaterials Laboratory, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland 21402 (United States)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

380

Enhancement of switching speed by laser-induced clustering of nanoparticles in magnetic fluids  

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The switching speed of magnetic fluids was investigated by using laser light of different power densities as well as incandescent light. It was found that the switching speed exhibited a strong dependence on incident power density and there existed an optimum value at which the fastest switching operation was achieved. In addition, it was revealed that the clustering of magnetic nanoparticles, which became resolved at large power densities, resulted in a rapid agglomeration of nanoparticles when a magnetic field was applied. It is suggested that the optical trapping force of the laser beam is responsible for the formation of clusters.

Deng Haidong [Laboratory of Photonic Information Technology, School for Information and Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); College of Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510642 (China); Liu Jin; Lin Xusheng; Sun Ting; Dai Qiaofeng; Wu Lijun; Lan Sheng [Laboratory of Photonic Information Technology, School for Information and Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Zhao Weiren; Zhang Wei [College of Science and Technology Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Gopal, Achanta Venu [DCMP and MS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Mechanical Dissipation in Silicon Flexures  

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The thermo-mechanical properties of silicon make it of significant interest as a possible material for mirror substrates and suspension elements for future long-baseline gravitational wave detectors. The mechanical dissipation in 92um thick single-crystal silicon cantilevers has been observed over the temperature range 85 K to 300 K, with dissipation approaching levels down to phi = 4.4E-7.

S. Reid; G. Cagnoli; D. R. M. Crooks; J. Hough; P. Murray; S. Rowan; M. M. Fejer; R. Route; S. Zappe

2005-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

382

Influence of different illumination profiles on the on-state resistances of silicon carbide photoconductive semiconductor switches  

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Characteristics of a silicon-carbide (SiC) photoconductive switch under different illumination profiles are presented. We triggered a V-doped semi-insulated 6H-SiC switch with lateral geometry using a laser beam of 532-nm wavelength. Photoconductivity tests for different spot profiles and locations show that such switches achieve a minimum on-state resistance when the switching gap is illuminated. The differences between on-state resistances are small for various partial illuminations of the switching gap. Semiconductor modeling is used to simulate the electric field and current profiles for different partial illuminations. The simulation results show poor on-state switch performance when partially illuminated. Based on these results, a more revealing circuit model for the switch matches well with experimental results for partial illuminations.

Wang, Langning, E-mail: wanglangning@126.com; Xun, Tao; Yang, Hanwu; Liu, Jinliang; Zhang, Yu [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)] [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

383

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 19, NO. 2, MARCH 2004 363 A Passive Soft-Switching Snubber for PWM Inverters  

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-Switching Snubber for PWM Inverters Fang Z. Peng, Senior Member, IEEE, Gui-Jia Su, Senior Member, IEEE, and Leon M for pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters to achieve soft-switching purposes without significant cost for each switching device in an inverter to provide low dv/dt and low switching losses to the device

Tolbert, Leon M.

384

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

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

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

385

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

386

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

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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

387

Microsoft Word - CX-MountainAvenueSwitchesFY12_WEB.doc  

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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

388

MEMS Switches Are XS in Size, XXL in Power | GE Global Research  

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Last week we gave you a glimpse into how we make these metal MEMS devices in a cleanroom. We fabricate these metal MEMS switches on silicon wafers for applications that...

389

Structural Determinants for Naturally Evolving H5N1 Hemagglutinin to Switch Its Receptor Specificity  

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Of the factors governing human-to-human transmission of the highly pathogenic avian-adapted H5N1 virus, the most critical is the acquisition of mutations on the viral hemagglutinin (HA) to “quantitatively switch” its binding ...

Tharakaraman, Kannan

390

A SCR SWITCHED CAPACITOR VOLTAGE REGULATOR FOR 150 kV NEUTRAL BEAM POWER SUPPLY  

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2 ;;o c: REGULATOR BANK SCR TRIGGER CHASSIS BLOCK DIAGRAMLBL-8156 UC-20 A SCR SWITCHED CAPACITOR VOLTAGE REGULATORwill discharge through the SCR and the diodes. All of the

Milnes, K.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

A novel miniaturized passively Q-switched pulse-burst laser for engine ignition  

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A novel miniaturized Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched Nd:YAG pulse-burst laser under 808 nm diode-laser pulse-pumping was demonstrated for the purpose of laser-induced plasma...

Ma, Yufei; Li, Xudong; Yu, Xin; Fan, Rongwei; Yan, Renpeng; Peng, Jiangbo; Xu, Xinrui; Sun, Rui; Chen, Deying

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Graphene-based passively Q-switched dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser  

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We demonstrate a compact Q-switched dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser based on graphene as a saturable absorber (SA). By optically driven deposition of graphene on a...

Luo, Zhengqian; Zhou, Min; Weng, Jian; Huang, Guoming; Xu, Huiying; Ye, Chenchun; Cai, Zhiping

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Ultrafast all-optical switching with low saturation energy via intersubband transitions in  

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, and H. Ishikawa, "Low-saturation-energy-driven ultrafast all-optical switching operation in (CdS. Cho, "Intersubband absorption at ~ 1.55 m in well- and modulation-doped GaN/AlGaN multiple quantum

Paiella, Roberto

394

Electric transmission based on the switched reluctance motor with independent excitation  

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The prospects and experience of using a switched reluctance motor with independent external excitation for a traction electric motor are discussed. The possibility of regulating the excitation allows the motor to...

V. F. Kozachenko; V. N. Ostrirov; M. M. Lashkevich

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

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

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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

396

Tunable Substrate Integrated Waveguide Filters Implemented with PIN Diodes and RF MEMS Switches  

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This thesis presents the first fully tunable substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) filter implemented with PIN diodes and RF MEMS switches. The methodology for tuning SIW filters is explained in detail and is used to create three separate designs...

Armendariz, Marcelino

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

397

On the NP-hardness of checking matrix polytope stability and continuous-time switching stability  

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Motivated by questions in robust control and switched linear dynamical systems, we consider the problem checking whether all convex combinations of k matrices in R[superscript ntimesn] are stable. In particular, we are ...

Gurvits, Leonid

398

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...

Tandon, Piyush

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

399

Fuzzy Neural Network Control for Robot Manipulator Directly Driven by Switched Reluctance Motor  

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Applications of switched reluctance motor SRM to direct drive robot are increasingly popular because of its valuable advantages. However, the greatest potential defect is its torque ripple owing to the significant nonlinearities. In this paper, a fuzzy ...

Baoming Ge; Aníbal T. de Almeida

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Design and testing of a sensorless switched reluctance motor drive with a custom integrated circuit controller  

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presents a breadboard level SRM drive that emirates a custom IC controller implementing closedloop speed control and starting torque.The rotor position sensing information is essential for determining the switching instants to have proper control of speed...

Zhang, Yingxia

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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401

E-Print Network 3.0 - actively q-switched intracavity Sample...  

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), the laser is passively Q switched for nearly 200 ps before evolving into a self-sustaining mode locking r... -----T-"""""I""j ; 30 *L 5 " 0 Relaxation oscillations Time...

402

Thread selection according to predefined power characteristics during context switching on compute nodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for thread selection during context switching on a plurality of compute nodes that includes: executing, by a compute node, an application using a plurality of threads of execution, including executing one or more of the threads of execution; selecting, by the compute node from a plurality of available threads of execution for the application, a next thread of execution in dependence upon power characteristics for each of the available threads; determining, by the compute node, whether criteria for a thread context switch are satisfied; and performing, by the compute node, the thread context switch if the criteria for a thread context switch are satisfied, including executing the next thread of execution.

None

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

403

Process Switches and Branch Prediction Accuracy David Chen, Bennett Lau, Jeffrey Shafer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to "repair" the destructive aliasing in the branch history table after a process switch, both combine in modern deeply pipelined superscalar machines. The penalty of a mispredicted branch can be quite high [6

Rixner, Scott

404

Role of color center induced absorption in all?optical switching  

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We show that color center induced absorption can mimic two?photon absorption and may limit all?optical switching even for very short pulses. Two?photon and color center induced absorption are measured in a lead glass fiber.

K. W. DeLong; Victor Mizrahi; G. I. Stegeman; M. A. Saifi; M. J. Andrejco

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Two-photon absorption as a limitation to all-optical switching  

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Two-photon absorption can place a fundamental limitation on waveguide all-optical switching devices. We have derived a general criterion to describe this limitation that must be...

Mizrahi, Victor; Saifi, M A; Andrejco, M J; DeLong, K W; Stegeman, G I

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Multiwall carbon nanotube polyvinyl alcohol-based saturable absorber in passively Q-switched fiber laser  

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In this work, we demonstrated a compact Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser capable of generating high-energy pulses using a newly developed multiwall carbon nanotube (CNT) polyvinyl...

Ahmad, H; Ismail, M F; Hassan, S N M; Ahmad, F; Zulkifli, M Z; Harun, S W

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Application and field experience of a digital substation switch  

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There has been an increase in the use of solid-state, microprocessor-based relays, fault recorders, meters, and programmable controllers; in transmission and distribution substations. These devices can be remotely interrogated or programmed, and can send reports back to a host computer through their RS-232 communications ports. These devices use a wide variety of communications software and protocols. Because these devices can be located in the substation yard, induced surges and voltages can be present on the communication lines. This can impair the ability to communicate over RS-232 lines, and even cause equipment damage. In addition. the distance from the control house to the substation yard can limit the use of standard RS-232 protocol. For greater system economy, several devices must use the same communications channel. This requires a means of reliably connecting several devices to the incoming and outgoing communications circuits. This paper describes a digital substation switch (DSS) that was designed for this application, and its initial installation and field experience at Savannah Electric. The DSS connects various meters, transmission relays, and distribution relays to PCs in remote locations through a voice-grade telephone circuit. In this application, the DSS uses a fiber loop to communicate with the devices in the substation yard.

Spain, R.; Fodero, K.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

408

A new integrated controller for switched reluctance motor  

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The interest in switched reluctance motors (SRMs) have increased significantly in recent years, as these motors have found wide applications in industry as a possible alternative to adjustable speed AC and DC drives for many commercial applications. The simple construction and low cost of the SRM have made it an attractive candidate for replacing adjustable speed drives in automobile, aerospace, manufacturing and consumer product. Smooth operation and control of the SRM greatly depend on the external control unit. Instead of using a traditional digital controller with discrete devices, the authors have designed and fabricated a single chip logic controller for controlling torque and speed of an SRM. They have used Programmable Logic Device (PLD) to implement the digital logic coupled with a power controller. They have described the operational logic in the form of a block diagram and from there they have derived the controller logic. Initial testing of the controller for a four-phase SRM drive has been completed. Thorough testing and further research are in progress.

Hossain, A.; Ahmed, A. [Purdue Univ. Calumet, Hammond, IN (United States). Electrical Engineering Technology Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

409

A rotor position estimator for switched reluctance motors using CMAC  

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This paper presents an approach to rotor position estimation in switched reluctance motors (SRMs) by using a cerebellum model articulation controller (CMAC). Previous research has shown that an artificial neural network (ANN) forms an efficient mapping structure through measurement of the flux linkages and currents for the phases. A CMAC is investigated in this paper in order to overcome the high computational power requirement problem that is encountered in a feedforward ANN based rotor position estimator. The CMAC structure does not contain neurons with activation functions, and all mathematical operations are performed without multiplication. These simplicities increase the throughput in real time implementation performed with conventional embedded controllers. However, the distributed memory structure of a CMAC requires more space. The issues involved in designing, training and implementing a CMAC are presented. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept, a 20 kW, 6/4, three phase SRM is studied with training and evaluation data, which are obtained from a simulation program. A CMAC that is based on experimentally measured training and testing data for the same SRM is also used to demonstrate the promise of this approach.

Erkan Mese

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Dynamic behavior analysis of a switched reluctance motor  

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Within the home appliances sector the series motor practically shares most applications. However no further progress in cost reduction or control performances is envisaged. But the switched reluctance motor SRM shows fairly good characteristics such as robustness easy assembly and low manufacturing costs. Besides it allows accomplishment of integrated designs with the product and an improvement of efficiency up to 90% when compared to about 45% reached by series motors used for home appliances. However two specific drawbacks of this machine are control complexity and acoustic noise. As a first step with respect to the acoustic noise the target of this work is to develop a theoretical modal model of an SRM of four phases with 24 poles in an external stator and 18 poles rotor placed inside. This requires a theoretical simulation by means of an FEM software and an experimental work in a test bench to analyze the motor structure. The comparison of the results obtained by both methods will validate the theoretical modelanalyzed with the FEM software and introduce structural modifications that can be used to design quiet SRMs from the knowledge of mode shapes and mode frequencies.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Dynamic switching of the circulation in tapered magnetic nanodisks  

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spin structure of magnetic vortex cores. Science 298, 577 (Magnetic vortex core observation in circular dots of permalloy. Science

Uhlir, V.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Demonstration of the Feasibility of Large Port Count Optical Switching Using a Hybrid MZI SOA Switch Module in a Recirculating Loop  

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B is recorded at a data rate of 10Gb/s. © 2014 Optical Society of America OCIS Codes: (130.0250) Optoelectronics, (130.4815) Optical switching devices In recent years, a surge has occurred in the demand for network traffic due to popular internet... . A32, Jul. 2011. [12] R. Stabile, A. Albores-Mejia, and K. A. Williams, “Monolithic active-passive 16 × 16 optoelectronic switch”, Opt. Lett. 37, pp. 4666-4668, 2012. [13] V. Aksyuk and S. Arney, “238×238 micromechanical optical cross connect...

Cheng, Q.; Wonfor, A.; Wei, J. L.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H.

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

413

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

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

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"

414

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"

415

Characterizing switching problems in low earth orbit satellite constellations with satellite failures  

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CHARACTERIZING SWITCHING PROBLEMS IN LOW EARTH ORBIT SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS WITH SATELLITE FAILURES A Thesis by BRANDON SCOTT WADSWORTH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1999 Major Subject: Computer Science CHARACTERIZING SWITCHING PROBLEMS IN LOW EARTH ORBIT SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS WITH SATELLITE FAILURES A Thesis By BRANDON SCOTT WADSWORTH Submitted to Texas...

Wadsworth, Brandon Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

416

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

417

Viscosity Solutions of Systems of PDEs with Interconnected Obstacles and Switching Problem  

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This paper deals with existence and uniqueness of a solution in viscosity sense, for a system of m variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles. A particular case is the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellmann system of the Markovian stochastic optimal m-states switching problem. The switching cost functions depend on (t,x). The main tool is the notion of systems of reflected backward stochastic differential equations with oblique reflection.

Hamadene, S., E-mail: hamadene@univ-lemans.fr; Morlais, M. A., E-mail: Marie_Amelie.Morlais@univ-lemans.fr [Universite du Maine, LMM (France)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

NPN General Purpose Amplifier This device is designed as a general purpose amplifier and switch.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as a general purpose amplifier and switch. The useful dynamic range extends to 100 mA as a switch and to 100-Base Voltage 6.0 V IC Collector Current - Continuous 200 mA TJ, Tstg Operating and Storage Junction Temperature Parameter Test Conditions Min Max Units V(BR)CEO Collector-Emitter Breakdown Voltage IC = 1.0 mA, IB = 0 40

Ravikumar, B.

419

Investigation of inherent radio frequency oscillation and minor switching in amorphous chalcogenide semiconductors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INVESTIGATION OF INHERENT RADIO FREQUENCY OSCILLATION AND MINOR SWITCHING IN AMORPHOUS CHALCOGENIDE SEMICONDUCTORS A Thesis by ROBERT WAYNE GILL JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1971 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF INHERENT RADIO FREQUENCY OSCILLATION AND MINOR SWITCHING IN AMORPHOUS CHALCOGENIDE SEMICONDUCTORS A Thesis by ROBERT WAYNE GILL JR...

Gill, Robert Wayne

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Parallel, staged opening switch power conditioning techniques for flux compression generator applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Air Force Weapons Laboratory, working jointly with Los Alamos National Laboratory, has conducted a series of experiments directed at exploring composite, or staged, switching techniques for use in opening switches in applications which require the conduction of very high currents (or current densities) with very low losses for relatively long times (several tens of microseconds), and the interruption of these currents in much shorter times (ultimately a few hundred nanoseconds). This paper reports the results of those experiments.

Reinovsky, R.E.; Levi, P.S.; Bueck, J.C.; Goforth, J.H.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Population dynamical behavior of Lotka-Volterra system under regime switching  

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In this paper, we investigate a Lotka-Volterra system under regime switching dx(t)=diag(x"1(t),...,x"n(t))[(b(r(t))+A(r(t))x(t))dt+@s(r(t))dB(t)], where B(t) is a standard Brownian motion. The aim here is to find out what happens under regime switching. ... Keywords: 34F05, 60H10, 92B05, Brownian motion, Generalized Itô's formula, Markov chain, Stochastic differential equation, Stochastic permanence

Xiaoyue Li; Daqing Jiang; Xuerong Mao

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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"," "

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Site Characterization Report ORGDP Diffusion Facilities Permanent Shutdown K-700 Power House and K-27 Switch Yard/Switch House  

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The K-700 Power House area, initially built to supply power to the K-25 gaseous diffusion plant was shutdown and disassembled in the 1960s. This shutdown was initiated by TVA supplying economical power to the diffusion plant complex. As a result of world wide over production of enriched, reactor grade U{sup 235}, the K-27 switch yard and switch house area was placed in standby in 1985. Subsequently, as the future production requirements decreased, the cost of production increased and the separation technologies for other processes improved, the facility was permanently shutdown in December, 1987. This Site Characterization Report is a part of the FY-88 engineering Feasibility Study for placing ORGDP Gaseous Diffusion Process facilities in 'Permanent Shutdown'. It is sponsored by the Department of Energy through Virgil Lowery of Headquarters--Enrichment and through Don Cox of ORO--Enrichment Operations. The primary purpose of these building or site characterization reports is to document, quantify, and map the following potential problems: Asbestos; PCB containing fluids; Oils, coolants, and chemicals; and External contamination. With the documented quantification of the concerns (problems) the Engineering Feasibility Study will then proceed with examining the potential solutions. For this study, permanent shutdown is defined as the securing and/or conditioning of each facility to provide 20 years of safe service with minimal expenditures and, where feasible, also serving DOE's needs for long-term warehousing or other such low-risk use. The K-700 power house series of buildings were either masonry construction or a mix of masonry and wood. The power generating equipment was removed and sold as salvage in the mid 1960s but the buildings and auxiliary equipment were left intact. The nine ancillary buildings in the power house area use early in the Manhattan Project for special research projects, were left intact minus the original special equipment. During the late 1960s and 1970s, some of the abandoned buildings were used for offices, special projects, and storage. Some of the remaining electrical transformers contain PCBs in concentrations less than 500 ppm. Many of the steam and hot water pipes in the buildings are insulated with asbestos insulation, but none of the equipment or buildings have high counts of surface radioactive contamination. The general conditions of the buildings are from fair to poor. Many should be boarded-up to prevent personnel entry and in some cases demolitions would be the safer alternative.

Thomas R.J., Blanchard R.D.

1988-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of photoassisted polarization switching in BiFeO3 thin films probed by terahertz radiation  

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radiation Kouhei Takahashi and Masayoshi Tonouchia Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan Received 16 October 2006; accepted 1 January 2007; published online film using terahertz radiation as the probe. The illumination of femtosecond laser pulses with a center

Tonouchi, Masayoshi

425

Modelling and steady state simulation of a switched reluctance motor drive  

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The switched reluctance motor (SRM) has been a popular topic of research for the last 15 years. As a result of this development activity, the SRM has evolved into a practical alternative to other machines for a variety of applications. It is now becoming increasingly important to understand the SRM`s control characteristics and power requirements. To accomplish this a thorough description of the machine`s terminal characteristics is required. The SRM can be described as a system with two ports, the windings through which electrical power is transferred and the shaft through which mechanical power flows. These systems are coupled by a magnetic system, through which the energy conversion process occurs. The windings can be modelled as an inductor and much work has focused on the modelling of the SRM inductance. The difficulty with this approach is that the SRM magnetic structures must operate in deep saturation resulting in a nonlinear winding inductance. Many people have linearized this inductance using a variety of techniques but each results in unnecessarily complicated models for many applications. In this paper a relatively simple model for the SRM is developed. This type of model could be a cheap and effective tool for the development of SRM drive systems. This approach will become increasingly relevant as these drives become increasingly popular. In this paper the machine terminal characteristics in terms of flux linkage are described. It will be shown that flux linkage is a function of two variables resulting in a surface function. Additionally it will be shown that this surface function contains the terminal characteristics of the SRM. Finally measurements from actual hardware are made and used to develop a model using the techniques developed here. Results of model simulation are then compared with measured data.

Ruckstadter, E.J. [Wright Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States); Kee, R.J. [Univ. of Dayton, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar Three Dimensional Traction Force Microscopy with Applications in Cell Mechanics abstract The interactions between biochemical and mechanical signals during-dimensional measurement techniques are needed to investigate the effect of mechanical properties of the substrate

427

Mechanical Engineer Company Description  

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Mechanical Engineer Company Description Control Solutions Inc. is a small, dynamic, and rapidly. Position Description The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for all aspects associated with the mechanical enclosures, brackets, cabling assemblies among others. Systems include mechanisms, sensors, hydraulics, among

Kostic, Milivoje M.

428

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Ross Schlueter  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Ross Schlueter Engineering Deputy For Mechanical Engineering Russ Wells Mechanical Engineering Department Deputy ELECTRONICS, SOFTWARE & INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING Henrik von Der Sen Mechanical Admin. Assist. Joan Wolter Electronics Admin. Assist. Marilyn Wong Division Admin

429

Relativistic viscoelastic fluid mechanics  

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A detailed study is carried out for the relativistic theory of viscoelasticity which was recently constructed on the basis of Onsager's linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics. After rederiving the theory using a local argument with the entropy current, we show that this theory universally reduces to the standard relativistic Navier-Stokes fluid mechanics in the long time limit. Since effects of elasticity are taken into account, the dynamics at short time scales is modified from that given by the Navier-Stokes equations, so that acausal problems intrinsic to relativistic Navier-Stokes fluids are significantly remedied. We in particular show that the wave equations for the propagation of disturbance around a hydrostatic equilibrium in Minkowski space-time become symmetric hyperbolic for some range of parameters, so that the model is free of acausality problems. This observation suggests that the relativistic viscoelastic model with such parameters can be regarded as a causal completion of relativistic Navier-Stokes fluid mechanics. By adjusting parameters to various values, this theory can treat a wide variety of materials including elastic materials, Maxwell materials, Kelvin-Voigt materials, and (a nonlinearly generalized version of) simplified Israel-Stewart fluids, and thus we expect the theory to be the most universal description of single-component relativistic continuum materials. We also show that the presence of strains and the corresponding change in temperature are naturally unified through the Tolman law in a generally covariant description of continuum mechanics.

Fukuma, Masafumi; Sakatani, Yuho [Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

430

Observables of Macdonald processes  

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We present a framework for computing averages of various observables of Macdonald processes. This leads to new contour--integral formulas for averages of a large class of multilevel observables, as well as Fredholm determinants for averages of two different single level observables.

Alexei Borodin; Ivan Corwin; Vadim Gorin; Shamil Shakirov

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

431

Methoden Wetenschappelijk and Observational  

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Methoden Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Fact-free and Observational Science #12;Data · Part of modern science is based on observation ­How do we do this? ­And what are the pitfalls? · Knowing how to observe is an important step in experimental design #12;Three kinds of science · There are (in my view) three ways

Steels, Luc

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Influence of carbon content on the copper-telluride phase formation and on the resistive switching behavior of carbon alloyed Cu-Te conductive bridge random access memory cells  

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In this paper, we investigate the influence of the carbon content on the Cu-Te phase formation and on the resistive switching behavior in carbon alloyed Cu{sub 0.6}Te{sub 0.4} based conductive bridge random access memory (CBRAM) cells. Carbon alloying of copper-tellurium inhibits the crystallization, while attractive switching behavior is preserved when using the material as Cu-supply layer in CBRAM cells. The phase formation is first investigated in a combinatorial way. With increasing carbon content, an enlargement of the temperature window in which the material stays amorphous was observed. Moreover, if crystalline phases are formed, subsequent phase transformations are inhibited. The electrical switching behavior of memory cells with different carbon contents is then investigated by implementing them in 580??m diameter dot TiN/Cu{sub 0.6}Te{sub 0.4}-C/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Si memory cells. Reliable switching behavior is observed for carbon contents up to 40 at. %, with a resistive window of more than 2 orders of magnitude, whereas for 50 at. % carbon, a higher current in the off state and only a small resistive window are present after repeated cycling. This degradation can be ascribed to the higher thermal and lower drift contribution to the reset operation due to a lower Cu affinity towards the supply layer, leading cycle-after-cycle to an increasing amount of Cu in the switching layer, which contributes to the current. The thermal diffusion of Cu into Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} under annealing also gives an indication of the Cu affinity of the source layer. Time of flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy was used to investigate this migration depth in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} before and after annealing, showing a higher Cu, Te, and C migration for high carbon contents.

Devulder, Wouter, E-mail: Wouter.Devulder@UGent.be; De Schutter, Bob; Detavernier, Christophe [Department of Solid State Sciences, Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281 (S1), 9000 Gent (Belgium); Opsomer, Karl; Franquet, Alexis; Meersschaut, Johan; Muller, Robert; Van Elshocht, Sven; Jurczak, Malgorzata; Goux, Ludovic [IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven (Belgium); Belmonte, Attilio [IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven (Belgium); KU Leuven, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Celestijnenlaan 200D, 3001 Leuven (Belgium)

2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

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

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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

435

Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Apparatus  

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A continuous flow-type mechanical equivalent of heat apparatus is described. It consists of two turbines immersed in water and rotated with respect to each other by an electric motor. Lucite housing facilitates observation of the energy conversion and provides good thermal insulation. In our elementary physics laboratories most students obtain results within 2% of the accepted value.

John McLeod; Albert E. Werbrouck

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Laser triggering of water switches in terrawatt-class pulse power accelerators.  

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Focused Beams from high-power lasers have been used to command trigger gas switches in pulse power accelerators for more than two decades. This Laboratory-Directed Research and Development project was aimed at determining whether high power lasers could also command trigger water switches on high-power accelerators. In initial work, we determined that focused light from three harmonics of a small pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm, 532 nm, and 355 nm could be used to form breakdown arcs in water, with the lowest breakdown thresholds of 110 J/cm{sup 2} or 14 GW/cm{sup 2} at 532 nm in the green. In laboratory-scale laser triggering experiments with a 170-kV pulse-charged water switch with a 3-mm anode-cathode gap, we demonstrated that {approx}90 mJ of green laser energy could trigger the gap with a 1-{sigma} jitter of less than 2ns, a factor of 10 improvement over the jitter of the switch in its self breaking mode. In the laboratory-scale experiments we developed optical techniques utilizing polarization rotation of a probe laser beam to measure current in switch channels and electric field enhancements near streamer heads. In the final year of the project, we constructed a pulse-power facility to allow us to test laser triggering of water switches from 0.6- MV to 2.0 MV. Triggering experiments on this facility using an axicon lens for focusing the laser and a switch with a 740 kV self-break voltage produced consistent laser triggering with a {+-} 16-ns 1-{sigma} jitter, a significant improvement over the {+-} 24-ns jitter in the self-breaking mode.

Woodworth, Joseph Ray; Johnson, David Lee (Titan Pulse Sciences, San Leandro, CA); Wilkins, Frank (Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV); Van De Valde, David (EG& G Technical Services, Albuquerque, NM); Sarkisov, Gennady Sergeevich (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Zameroski, Nathan D.; Starbird, Robert L. (Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV)

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Observational learning in horses  

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OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING IN HORSES A Thesis by KATHERINE LOUISE BAER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1979 Major Subject: Animal... Science OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING IN HORSES A Thesis by KATHERINE LOUISE BAER Approved as to style and content by: L7 . 5+~ (Chairma of . C mmittee) ) c r (Mem ) YiNicc CJ ~- (Membeh) (Head of Department May 1979 ABSTRACT Observational...

Baer, Katherine Louise

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Hot Pot Field Observations  

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Map of field observations including depressions, springs, evidence of former springs, travertine terraces and vegetation patterns. Map also contains interpretation of possible spring alignments.

Lane, Michael

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot Pot Field Observations  

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

Map of field observations including depressions, springs, evidence of former springs, travertine terraces and vegetation patterns. Map also contains interpretation of possible spring alignments.

Lane, Michael

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14 ESS (trademark) switch inherent radiation-hardness assessment. Volume 2. Appendices to final report. Final report  

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The objective of Phase I of the 4 ESS Switch RHA Program document in this report is the preliminary assessment of the Inherent fallout-radiation susceptibility of the 4 ESS Switch. The approach described herein consists of the identification of the active microelectronic piece-parts used in the 4 ESS Switch; characterization of their radiation tolerance, based on available data; preliminary identification of hardness-critical packs; and preliminary analysis of 4 ESS Switch performance during export to ambient (unshielded) fallout radiation, also based on available data.

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1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS THINK COMPOSITE  

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS THINK COMPOSITE "THINK outside the box" for more competitive structural COMPOSITES Dr. Melih Papila Visiting Professor, Aero/Astro Department, Stanford University. Adv. Composites and Polymer Processing Lab., Sabanci University, Istanbul. mpapila

Ponce, V. Miguel

442

A comprehensive strategy for transmission switching action in simultaneous clearing of energy and spinning reserve markets  

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Abstract There is a great resolution calling for smart grids in recent years. Introduction of new technologies, that make the network flexible and controllable, is a main part of smart grid concept and a key factor to its success. Transmission network as a part of system network has drawn less attention. Transmission switching as a new transmission service can release us from load shedding and remove the constraints’ violations. Transmission switching can provide economic benefits compared to other control methods such as generation unit rescheduling or load shedding for contingency management. Utilizing a stochastic mix-integer nonlinear programming (SMINLP) model, transmission switching is used during contingencies and steady state to determine optimal required energy and reserve values. Stochastic joint energy and reserve markets with transmission switching considering dynamic constraints has been proposed to minimize the cost of supplying load, security expenses. Considering dynamic constraints in proposed model avoid the occurrence of transient instability when opening the line in transmission switching action. A network reduction method based on modified Jacobean AC Newton–Raphson technique power flow considering switchable line in technique is used for speeding up the calculation, efficiency and simplicity. To investigate the efficiency of the proposed strategy IEEE 14 bus test and IEEE 57 bus test system are studied. According to the obtained results, this strategy decreases energy and reserve marginal prices, as well as security cost.

Rahmat Aazami; Mahmoud Reza Haghifam; Farzad Soltanian; Masoud Moradkhani

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

444

Blast-induced phenotypic switching in cerebral vasospasm  

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of the cerebrovasculature is a common manifestation of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) reported among combat is not required for vasospasm in bTBI, which suggests that the unique mechanics of blast injury could potentiate. These results suggest that an acute, blast-like injury is sufficient to induce a hypercontraction

Parker, Kevin Kit

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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.

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Global Lightning Observations  

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Flash Rate Global distribution of lightning from a combined nine years of observations of the NASA OTDGlobal Lightning Observations #12;Optical Transient Detector ( launched April, 1995 ) Lightning Imaging Sensor ( launched November, 1997 ) Lightning Detection from Low Earth Orbit #12;LIS on TRMM #12

California at Berkeley, University of

447

Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering  

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Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE 105 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 3 CHEM 111L College Chemistry Lab (DLN) 1 ENGL 102 English PHYS 211 Mechanics, Waves & Heat (DLN) 4 UF 100 Intellectual Foundations 3 PHYS 211L Mechanics, Waves

Barrash, Warren

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

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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

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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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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  

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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  

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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

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Orbital-resolved spin model for thermal magnetization switching in rare-earth-based ferrimagnets  

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The switching of rare-earth-based ferrimagnets triggered by thermal excitation is investigated on the basis of an atomistic spin model beyond the rigid-spin approximation, distinguishing magnetic moments due to electrons in d and f orbitals of the rare earth. It is shown that after excitation of the conduction electrons a transient ferromagneticlike state follows from a dissipationless spin dynamics where energy and angular momentum are distributed between the two sublattices. The final relaxation can then lead to a new state with the magnetization switched with respect to the initial state. The time scale of the switching event is to a large extent determined by the exchange interaction between the two sublattices.

S. Wienholdt; D. Hinzke; K. Carva; P. M. Oppeneer; U. Nowak

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Bimodal switching field distributions in all-perpendicular spin-valve nanopillars  

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Switching field measurements of the free layer element of 75?nm diameter spin-valve nanopillars reveal a bimodal distribution of switching fields at low temperatures (below 100?K). This result is inconsistent with a model of thermal activation over a single perpendicular anisotropy barrier. The correlation between antiparallel to parallel and parallel to antiparallel switching fields increases to nearly 50% at low temperatures. This reflects random fluctuation of the shift of the free layer hysteresis loop between two different magnitudes, which may originate from changes in the dipole field from the polarizing layer. The magnitude of the loop shift changes by 25% and is correlated to transitions of the spin-valve into an antiparallel configuration.

Gopman, D. B., E-mail: daniel.gopman@physics.nyu.edu; Kent, A. D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Bedau, D.; Katine, J. A. [HGST San Jose Research Center, San Jose, California 95135 (United States); Mangin, S. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR CNRS 7198 Université de Lorraine, Nancy (France); Fullerton, E. E. [CMRR, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

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Fuel switching in the electricity sector under the EU ETS: Review and prospective  

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The European Union has implemented the European Union emission trading scheme (EU ETS) as an instrument to facilitate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission abatement stipulated in the Kyoto protocol. Empirical data show that in the early stages of the EU ETS, the value of a ton of CO{sub 2} has already led to emission abatement through switching from coal to gas in the European electric power sector. In the second part of this paper, an electricity generation simulation model is used to perform simulations on the switching behavior in both the first and the second trading periods of the EU ETS. In 2005, the reduction in GHG emissions in the electric power sector due to EU ETS is estimated close to 88 Mton. For the second trading period, a European Union allowance (EUA) price dependent GHG reduction curve has been determined. The obtained switching potential turns out to be significant, up to 300 Mton/year, at sufficiently high EUA prices.

Delarue, E.; Voorspools, K.; D'haeseleer, W. [Katholieke University of Leuven, Heverlee (Belgium)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Dual Triangle Timing Circuit for Improved Performance of 4-Quadrant H-Bridge Switches  

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Fermilab is in the process of upgrading its Booster Correction Element System to include full field correction element magnets to correct position and chromaticity throughout the booster cycle. This upgrade requires power supplies with maximum outputs of {+-}180V/{+-}65A, with current bandwidths of 5k Hz and with slew rates of min to max current in 1ms. For seamless operation around zero current and voltage, we use continuous switching on both sides of the bridge. Although the straightforward way of coordinating the switching on both sides of the bridge can be accomplished with one triangle timing wave and one voltage reference, we have found that using two triangle waves yields a switching coordination that effectively doubles the frequency of the differential ripple on the load and allows for better filtering of the output ripple.

Krafczyk, G.; Jensen, C.; Pfeffer, H.; Warchol, G.; /Fermilab

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student  

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......................................................................................9 Engineering Career Services ................................................................9 McMechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook January 2014 Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison #12;Mechanical Engineering Web Page: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/me Graduate

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board October 15, 2010 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 MIE Dorothy Adams Undergraduate/Graduate Secretary David Schmidt Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3 MIE James Rinderle

Mountziaris, T. J.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR  

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HANDBOOK FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR Old Dominion University Department of Mechanical Engineering Batten College of Engineering and Technology Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0247 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HANDBOOK

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Katia Bertoldi Harvard University Soft materials in response to diverse stimuli. While the mechanical attributes - such as energy absorption, stiffness and switchable functionalities. Katia Bertoldi is an Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics at Harvard

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How To Order Our easy Build-A Switch concept allows you to mix and match options to create the switch you need. Below is a complete listing of  

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Series 8mm DIP Coded Rotary Switches Features/Benefits · Process sealed ­ withstands soldering Example: Switch Function CD08R 8 position, BCD CD08C 8 position, BCD complement CD10R 10 position, BCD CD10C 10 position, BCD complement CD16R 16 position, Hexadecimal CD16C 16 position, Hexadecimal

Berns, Hans-Gerd

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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.

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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

467

Implicit two-fluid simulation of electron transport in a plasma erosion opening switch  

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The two-dimensional implicit code ANTHEM is used to model electron transport in Plasma Opening Switches. We look at low density (approx.4 x 10/sup 12/cm/sup -3/) switches at initial plasma temperatures as low as 5 eV. Two-fluid modeling (ions and electrons with inertia) and implicit determination of the fields is employed to allow time steps well in excess of the inverse plasma period, and cell sizes much larger than a Debye length - with the avoidance of the finite grid anomalous plasma heating characteristic of particle codes. Features indicative of both erosion and E > B plasma drift are manifest in the simulations.

Mason, R.J.; Wallace, J.M.; Lee, K.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Spatial dynamics of picosecond CO sub 2 laser pulses produced by optical switching in Ge  

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The design, test and optimization of a picosecond CO{sub 2} pulse-forming system are presented. The system switches a semiconductor's optical characteristics at 10 {mu}m under the control of a synchronized 1.06-{mu}m Nd:YAG picosecond laser pulse. An energy-efficient version of such a system using collimated beams is described. A simple, semi-empirical approach is used to simulate the switching process, specifically including the spatial distributions of the laser energy and phase, which are relevant for experiments in laser-driven electron acceleration. 11 refs., 7 figs.

Pogorelsky, I. (Spectra Technology, Inc., Bellevue, WA (USA) Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Fisher, A.S.; Veligdan, J. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Russell, P. (Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Dept. of Physics)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Viscosity solutions of systems of PDEs with interconnected obstacles and Multi modes switching problems  

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This paper deals with existence and uniqueness, in viscosity sense, of a solution for a system of m variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles. A particular case of this system is the deterministic version of the Verification Theorem of the Markovian optimal m-states switching problem. The switching cost functions are arbitrary. This problem is connected with the valuation of a power plant in the energy market. The main tool is the notion of systems of reflected BSDEs with oblique reflection.

Hamadène, Said

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum variance hedging with bivariate regime-switching model for WTI crude oil  

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This paper proposes a four-regime bivariate Markov regime-switching model to estimate the daily time-varying minimum variance hedge ratios for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, and evaluates its in- and out-of-sample hedging performances with two-regime model, CC-GARCH, TVC-GARCH, and OLS models. Empirical results reveal that the four-regime Markov switching model outperforms the other models for both in- and out-of-sample hedging performance. Based on Hansen’s SPA test (2005), the four-regime model significantly outperforms the other models for only in-sample hedging.

Jui-Cheng Hung; Yi-Hsien Wang; Matthew C. Chang; Kuang-Hsun Shih; Hsiu-Hsueh Kao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Torque ripple minimization of axial laminations switched reluctance motor provided with digital lead controller  

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The switched reluctance motor (SRM) has great potential as an adjustable speed application due to its outstanding merits. One of the major problems is torque ripple which causes increased undesirable acoustic noise and possibly speed ripple. This paper investigates the application of a digital lead controller to the axial laminations switched reluctance motor (ALSRM) for the purpose of minimizing its torque ripples. The dynamic response of the ALSRM with the proposed controller is analyzed. The effectiveness of the proposed digital lead controller is then compared with that of the conventional PI controller.

Hany M. Hasanien; S.M. Muyeen; Junji Tamura

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Towards forming-free resistive switching in oxygen engineered HfO{sub 2?x}  

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We have investigated the resistive switching behavior in stoichiometric HfO{sub 2} and oxygen-deficient HfO{sub 2?x} thin films grown on TiN electrodes using reactive molecular beam epitaxy. Oxygen defect states were controlled by the flow of oxygen radicals during thin film growth. Hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed the presence of sub-stoichiometric hafnium oxide and defect states near the Fermi level. The oxygen deficient HfO{sub 2?x} thin films show bipolar switching with an electroforming occurring at low voltages and low operating currents, paving the way for almost forming-free devices for low-power applications.

Sharath, S. U., E-mail: sharath@oxide.tu-darmstadt.de; Kurian, J.; Hildebrandt, E.; Alff, L. [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Strasse 2, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Bertaud, T.; Walczyk, C.; Calka, P.; Zaumseil, P.; Sowinska, M.; Walczyk, D. [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt Oder (Germany); Gloskovskii, A. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Schroeder, T. [IHP, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt Oder (Germany); Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1, 03046 Cottbus (Germany)

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

474

The Feasibility of Building Large Scale Optical Switches Using a Novel MZI-SOA Hybrid Approach  

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presents a schematic of the loop control plane. The switch is mounted on a thermo-electric cooler and operates at 20ºC. Lensed fibres are used to couple light in and out the chip, with a coupling loss of 8dB. A central scheduler (Stanford Research Systems... The Feasibility of Building Large Scale Optical Switches Using a Novel MZI-SOA Hybrid Approach Q. Cheng, J. L. Wei, A. Wonfor, R.V. Penty and I.H. White Centre for Photonic Systems, Electrical Division, Department of Engineering, University...

Cheng, Q.; Wei, J. L.; Wonfor, A.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

All-optical switching and multistability in photonic structures with liquid crystal defects  

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We demonstrate that one-dimensional photonic crystals with pure nematic liquid-crystal defects can operate as all-optical switching devices based on optical orientational nonlinearities of liquid crystals. We show that such a periodic structure is responsible for a modulated threshold of the optical Fr\\'eedericksz transition in the spectral domain, and this leads to all-optical switching and light-induced multistability. This effect has no quasi-statics electric field analogue, and it results from nonlinear coupling between light and a defect mode.

Andrey E. Miroshnichenko; Etienne Brasselet; Yuri S. Kivshar

2007-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

476

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

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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

477

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

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Effect of nonadiabatic switching of dynamic perturbations in one-dimensional Fermi systems  

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We study a two-dimensional (2D) fermionic quantum-field-theoretical model used to model 1D strongly correlated electrons in the presence of a time-dependent impurity that drives the system out of equilibrium. In contrast to previous investigations, we consider a dynamic barrier switched on at a finite time. We compute the total energy density of the system and establish two well defined regimes in terms of the relationship between the frequency of the time-dependent perturbation ? and the electron energy ?. Finally, we derive a relaxation time tR such that for times shorter than tR the finite-time switching process is relevant.

Carlos M. Naón; Mariano J. Salvay; Marta L. Trobo

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Monroe Thomas, Mechanical Technician  

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Monroe Thomas, Mechanical Technician Print The weekend before the ALS was scheduled to start up again after the most recent shutdown, mechanical technician Monroe Thomas kept...

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Abstract --When a real time digital simulator, emulating a switched circuit such as a voltage source converter, is interfaced  

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1 Abstract -- When a real time digital simulator, emulating a switched circuit such as a voltage source converter, is interfaced with a digital controller, the controller's firing signals may. Incorrect power flow due to inaccurate firing times and controller errors. 2. Switching jitter due

Lehn, Peter W.

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AN EDGE DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING INTERNET INTEGRATED SERVICES OVER SWITCHED ATM NETWORKS AN EDGE DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING INTERNET  

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parts of the Internet where the un- derlying link layer technology would be able to give good supportAN EDGE DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING INTERNET INTEGRATED SERVICES OVER SWITCHED ATM NETWORKS AN EDGE DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING INTERNET INTEGRATED SERVICES OVER SWITCHED ATM NETWORKS H. Hussmann Dresden

482

Design and optimization of a torque controller for a switched reluctance motor drive for electric vehicles by simulation  

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This paper presents a study on an optimized controller for a switched reluctance motor drive intended for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle applications. The proposed optimization approach using simulation is described. Simulation results obtained with an 8/6 switched reluctance motor drive are presented and exploited in the optimization process. The performance of the optimized controller is evaluated and validated by simulation.

David Cajander; Hoang Le-Huy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Modeling and Simulation of Four-Phase 8/6 Switched Reluctance Motor with an Improved Winding Configuration  

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This paper presents a novel winding configuration which stimulates short flux loops to improve performance of four-phase 8/6 switched reluctance motor (SRM) with two phases excited. Conventional winding configuration of four-phase 8/6 SRM with two phases ... Keywords: switched reluctance motor, winding configuration, simulation

Jie Li; Hexu Sun

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Design and optimization of a torque controller for a switched reluctance motor drive for electric vehicles by simulation  

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This paper presents a study on an optimized controller for a switched reluctance motor drive intended for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle applications. The proposed optimization approach using simulation is described. Simulation results ... Keywords: optimization, switched reluctance motor, torque control

David Cajander; Hoang Le-Huy

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Research on Switched Reluctance Motor Drive System for the Electric Forklift Based on DSP and µC/OS  

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According to the special requirements of electric forklift, a six-phase 12/10 pole switched reluctance motor drive system is proposed based on DSP and ?C/OS-?. In this paper, the design details of the controller is described and in order to ... Keywords: switched reluctance motor, fuzzy neural network, DSP, electric forklift, µC/OS-?

Wu Xia; De-an Zhao; Minggong Hua; Jianzhang Han

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Design and optimization of a torque controller for a switched reluctance motor drive for electric vehicles by simulation  

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This paper presents a study on an optimized controller for a switched reluctance motor drive intended for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle applications. The proposed optimization approach using simulation is described. Simulation results ... Keywords: Optimization, Switched reluctance motor, Torque control

David Cajander; Hoang Le-Huy

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper presents firstly copper and iron losses models of a classical Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) and a  

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Reluctance Motor (SRM) and a Mutually Coupled Switched Reluctance Motor (MCSRM), the iron losses in different, this kind of motors could be classed into the Mutually Coupled Switched Reluctance Motor (MCSRM) category reluctance motor (SRM), finite- element method (FEM). I. INTRODUCTION WITCHED Reluctance Motors (SRMs) have

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Magnetic switching of ferromagnetic thin films under thermal perturbation Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 251 Mercer Street,  

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Magnetic switching of ferromagnetic thin films under thermal perturbation Di Liua Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10012 Carlos Garcia; accepted 3 June 2005; published online 21 July 2005 In this paper, we study the magnetic switching

Liu, Di "Richard"

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An Optoelectronic Multi-Terabit CMOS Switch Core for Local Area Networks Honglin Wu, Amir Gourgy, and Ted H. Szymanski  

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1 An Optoelectronic Multi-Terabit CMOS Switch Core for Local Area Networks Honglin Wu, Amir Gourgy@grads.ece.mcmaster.ca, and teds@mail.ece.mcmaster.ca Abstract Optoelectronic integrated circuits can support thousands of an integrated optoelectronic CMOS crossbar switch to interconnect approx. 128 parallel fiber ribbon optical

Szymanski, Ted

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Stabilization and Performance Analysis for a Class of Switched Systems Lei Fang, Hai Lin, and Panos J. Antsaklis  

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, the switched Lyapunov function (SLF) method and less conservative LMI based conditions were developed in [6, antsaklis.1}@nd.edu For switched linear systems, the existence of SLF is a weaker condition than of SLF approach to the nonlinear context is not straightforward. In the SLF method, we also assume

Antsaklis, Panos

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Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acids Determines the Nature of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in BLUF  

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Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acids Determines the Nature of Proton results from a hydrogen bond switch between the flavin and its surrounding amino acids that preconfigures a rearrangement of the hydrogen bond network around the flavin takes place leading to a 10-15 nm red shift

van Stokkum, Ivo

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Task Assignment in a Heterogeneous Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost Structure  

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Task Assignment in a Heterogeneous Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost costs include energy related switching and processing costs, as well as general performance. Therefore, in this paper we assume that the general cost structure includes energy consumption related costs

Hyytiä, Esa

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High repetition rate passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser incorporating an electro-absorption modulator  

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for the EDF and increase the pump power, the laser system operates at the passively mode-locked laser regime and then the laser system begin to operate in the Q-switched laser regime. Figure 2 shows the output spectrum of the Q-switched fiber ring laser. Figure 3(a) is the typical output pulse train of the laser system

Wai, Ping-kong Alexander

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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

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Resistance switching driven by polarity and voltage of electric pulse in AgLa0.7Ca0.3MnO3Pt sandwiches  

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Materials showing reversible resistance switching at room temperature are attractive for ... this letter, the switching between the high resistance state (OFF-state) and the low resistance state (ON-state) was de...

R. Dong; Q. Wang; L. Chen; D. Shang; T. Chen; X. Li; W. Zhang

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board May 5th, 2011 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 IAB 2010-2011 · David K. Anderson ­ Alden Research Laboratory, Inc went on for three weeks Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 6 #12;Reza Shahbazian Yassar Mechanical

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Career Map: Mechanical Engineer  

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The Wind Program's Career Map provides job description information for Mechanical Engineer positions.

498

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate  

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Mechanical Engineering Department Undergraduate Advising Manual for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics 2011-2012 - Updated April 15, 2012 #12;Johns Hopkins University ­ Department of Mechanical Engineering 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student Advising Manual Page 2

Ghosh, Somnath

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar James Bird Department of Mechanical Engineering Boston ­ are discussed. James Bird is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston completed post-doctoral research at MIT. His research interests include experimental fluid mechanics

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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate  

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Mechanical Engineering Department Undergraduate Advising Manual for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics 2012-2013 - Updated July 14, 2013 #12;Johns Hopkins University ­ Department of Mechanical Engineering 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student Advising Manual Page 2

Ghosh, Somnath