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  1. PalgravePrecautionary Draft -Comments Solicited

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    Niebur, Ernst

    PalgravePrecautionary Draft - Comments Solicited Precautionary Saving and Precautionary Wealth This is an entry for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Ed. Keywords: Precautionary saving, prudence, consumption function, buffer stock saving Archive http

  2. A field study of the relationships between locus of control and perceived risk and precautionary behavior 

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    Slimak, Marie

    1992-01-01

    likely to take active steps to avoid aversive situations than are individuals with an external locus of control. Precautionary behavior that does not prevent an accident from occurring but reduces severity of injury, however, may be elicited more... machinery area was heard to say And so due to Marie's good work on locus of control and the implementation of her new management strategies, there are no more industrial accidents in America. vis TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

  3. Towards a more inclusive and precautionary indicator of global sustainability

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    Pezzey, Jack

    progress, and a much higher, precautionary cost of current CO2 emissions. Future warming damage is so; optimism and pessimism; precautionary valuation of CO2 emissions; unknowability and induction; population an environmentally pessimistic, physical constraint on global warming. Our methodology extends the World Bank

  4. liquid nberwp.tex Liquidity Constraints and Precautionary Saving

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    Niebur, Ernst

    liquid nberwp.tex Liquidity Constraints and Precautionary Saving Christopher D. Carroll ccarroll to the optimal consumption/saving problem under uncertainty have long known that there are quantitatively important in- teractions between liquidity constraints and precautionary saving behavior. This paper

  5. Mountain Snowmobilers and Avalanches: An Examination of Precautionary Behaviour

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    Mountain Snowmobilers and Avalanches: An Examination of Precautionary Behaviour by Luke Robbins of Resource Management (Planning) Report No. 586 Title of Thesis: Mountain Snowmobilers and Avalanches within the snowmobiling community. Since there was limited information available on mountain snowmobilers

  6. Letter to the Editor The precautionary principle and wind-farm planning: Data

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    Donázar, José A.

    Letter to the Editor The precautionary principle and wind-farm planning: Data scarcity does the value of our work as the first large-scale assessment of wind farms on the population viability of an endan- gered species. However, these authors argue that (1) wind-farms in Andalusia (SE Spain) have been

  7. Step by Step Instructions

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  8. Next Step for STEP

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    Wood, Claire; Bremner, Brenda

    2013-08-09

    The Siletz Tribal Energy Program (STEP), housed in the Tribe’s Planning Department, will hire a data entry coordinator to collect, enter, analyze and store all the current and future energy efficiency and renewable energy data pertaining to administrative structures the tribe owns and operates and for homes in which tribal members live. The proposed data entry coordinator will conduct an energy options analysis in collaboration with the rest of the Siletz Tribal Energy Program and Planning Department staff. An energy options analysis will result in a thorough understanding of tribal energy resources and consumption, if energy efficiency and conservation measures being implemented are having the desired effect, analysis of tribal energy loads (current and future energy consumption), and evaluation of local and commercial energy supply options. A literature search will also be conducted. In order to educate additional tribal members about renewable energy, we will send four tribal members to be trained to install and maintain solar panels, solar hot water heaters, wind turbines and/or micro-hydro.

  9. STEP-by-STEP Program Summary

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP-by-STEP Program Summary, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  10. SPAR-H Step-by-Step Guidance

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    W. J. Galyean; A. M. Whaley; D. L. Kelly; R. L. Boring

    2011-05-01

    This guide provides step-by-step guidance on the use of the SPAR-H method for quantifying Human Failure Events (HFEs). This guide is intended to be used with the worksheets provided in: 'The SPAR-H Human Reliability Analysis Method,' NUREG/CR-6883, dated August 2005. Each step in the process of producing a Human Error Probability (HEP) is discussed. These steps are: Step-1, Categorizing the HFE as Diagnosis and/or Action; Step-2, Rate the Performance Shaping Factors; Step-3, Calculate PSF-Modified HEP; Step-4, Accounting for Dependence, and; Step-5, Minimum Value Cutoff. The discussions on dependence are extensive and include an appendix that describes insights obtained from the psychology literature.

  11. NEXT STEPS

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  12. STEP Program Benchmark Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Program Benchmark Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  13. STEP Participation Agreement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Participation Agreement, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  14. STEP Participant Survey Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Participant Survey Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  15. STEP Partner Presentation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Partner Presentation, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  16. STEP Utility Data Release Form

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Utility Data Release Form, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  17. STEP Utility Bill Analysis Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Utility Bill Analysis Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  18. STEP Participant Survey Executive Summary

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Participant Survey Executive Summary, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  19. Investigation of stepped labyrinth seal leakage performance 

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    Reed, Thomas Stanley

    1993-01-01

    Leakage resistance of advanced design, stepped labyrinth seals has been examined based on geometric considerations. Leakage measurements were obtained in an attempt to identify geometric and flow characteristics contributing to a desired seal...

  20. Stepping Motor Control System

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    Larson, Noble G.

    This paper describes a hardware system designed to facilitate position and velocity control of a group of eight stepping motors using a PDP-11. The system includes motor driver cards and other interface cards in addition ...

  1. Continuum limits of step ow models 1 Introduction

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    2015-08-29

    attachment and detachment mechanisms at the steps, we have obtained a Hamilton-Jacobi equation. for the surface height which is coupled with a di usion

  2. A BABY STEP-GIANT STEP ROADMAP ALGORITHM FOR ...

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    2012-01-30

    Jan 30, 2012 ... Roadmaps, Real algebraic variety, Baby step-giant step. The first author was supported in part by NSF grant CCF-0915954. The first and.

  3. General Appointment Information Step by Step Student Appointment

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    General Appointment Information #12;Step by Step Student Appointment Step one: You will receive an email from the Fiscal Office when your appointment letter is ready for your signature. Step two: Complete your hiring documents either at ISSS or the Fiscal Office. (International students must bring

  4. SPAR-H Step-by-Step Guidance

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    April M. Whaley; Dana L. Kelly; Ronald L. Boring; William J. Galyean

    2012-06-01

    Step-by-step guidance was developed recently at Idaho National Laboratory for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the use of the Standardized Plant Analysis Risk-Human Reliability Analysis (SPAR-H) method for quantifying Human Failure Events (HFEs). This work was done to address SPAR-H user needs, specifically requests for additional guidance on the proper application of various aspects of the methodology. This paper overviews the steps of the SPAR-H analysis process and highlights some of the most important insights gained during the development of the step-by-step directions. This supplemental guidance for analysts is applicable when plant-specific information is available, and goes beyond the general guidance provided in existing SPAR-H documentation. The steps highlighted in this paper are: Step-1, Categorizing the HFE as Diagnosis and/or Action; Step-2, Rate the Performance Shaping Factors; Step-3, Calculate PSF-Modified HEP; Step-4, Accounting for Dependence, and; Step-5, Minimum Value Cutoff.

  5. STEP Participant Survey Executive Summary

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

    STEP. Data Collection The survey was delivered via town newsletters, emails, newspaper ads, flyers posted in the community, etc. Notification included website reference for the...

  6. OSHA safety regulation calls for step-by-step approach

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    Bellomo, P.J. (Arthur D. Little Inc., Houston, TX (US))

    1992-06-01

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's long-awaited process safety management (PSM) regulation mandates the implementation of a PSM program at facilities handling highly hazardous materials, including oil refineries and petrochemical plants. This article presents a step-by-step PSM program compliance strategy, delineated and explored through practical examples.

  7. Design of Vibration Absorbers for Step Motions and Step Disturbances

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    Singhose, William

    Design of Vibration Absorbers for Step Motions and Step Disturbances Joel Fortgang William Singhose Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 Mechanical or from external disturbances. The technique of adding a vibration ab- sorber has proven useful

  8. Download Grid Data to Excel Step-by-Step Procedure

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    Cafarella, Michael J.

    /13/2010 Download Grid Data to Excel Overview Data grids that display a Download button can be saved Browser Security 4 Download Grid Data to Excel Detail Trans Page 1. Click Download . Notes: To save to Excel Step-by-Step Procedure 2 of 5 Last updated: 5/13/2010 File Download Page Saving the File 2. Click

  9. Egypt's next steps Ahmed Zewail

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    1 Egypt's next steps Ahmed Zewail 3 Feb 2011 Mubarak must step down, a new constitution must change, writes Ahmed Zewail. CAIRO The revolt that has erupted across Egypt is in many ways historic than a better future for Egypt and its people. In this difficult time, the military has earned

  10. ANDI~E TRETIAKOFF RESULTS OBTAINED WITH A NEW METHOD

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    as it is based on a preliminary knowledge of the language. We will show later how the results of the analysis can are suppressed. We will call now "words" these symbols. 2. DICTIONARY OF STRINGS The second step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 04 Each string is obtained by suppressing the first word ·ing string. of the preced- #12;AUTOMATIC

  11. Step-by-step growth of complex oxide microstructures

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    Datskos, Panos G.; Cullen, David A.; Sharma, Jaswinder K.

    2015-06-10

    The synthesis of complex and hybrid oxide microstructures is of fundamental interest and practical applications. However, the design and synthesis of such structures is a challenging task. We developed a solution phase process to synthesize complex silica and silica titania hybrid microstructures by exploiting the emulsion droplet based shape control and step by step growth. The strategy is robust and can be extended to make complex hybrid structures made of two or more materials while each having its own shape.

  12. STEP Non-Participant Survey Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Non-Participant Survey Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  13. Steps for design of Heat Exchanger Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh

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    Shawabkeh, Reyad A.

    Steps for design of Heat Exchanger By Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh Department of Chemical Engineering King to cold and hot streams. Then obtain the heat duty, q. 5. Based on the type of flow, calculate Log Mean/Assume the type of floating head of the exchanger and obtain the bundle diameter clearance, BDC . Use the chart

  14. Truncated states obtained by iteration

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    W. B. Cardoso; N. G. de Almeida

    2007-01-06

    Quantum states of the electromagnetic field are of considerable importance, finding potential application in various areas of physics, as diverse as solid state physics, quantum communication and cosmology. In this paper we introduce the concept of truncated states obtained via iterative processes (TSI) and study its statistical features, making an analogy with dynamical systems theory (DST). As a specific example, we have studied TSI for the doubling and the logistic functions, which are standard functions in studying chaos. TSI for both the doubling and logistic functions exhibit certain similar patterns when their statistical features are compared from the point of view of DST. A general method to engineer TSI in the running-wave domain is employed, which includes the errors due to the nonidealities of detectors and photocounts.

  15. FIRST STEP towards ICF commercialization

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    Saylor, W.W.; Pendergrass, J.H.; Dudziak, D.J.

    1984-01-01

    Production of tritium for weapons and fusion R and D programs and successful development of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) technologies are important national goals. A conceptual design for an ICF facility to meet these goals is presented. FIRST STEP (Fusion, Inertial, Reduced-Requirements Systems Test for Special Nuclear Material, Tritium, and Energy Production) is a concept for a plant to produce SNM, tritium, and energy while serving as a test bed for ICF technology development. A credible conceptual design for an ICF SNM and tritium production facility that competes favorably with fission technology on the bases of cost, production quality, and safety was sought. FIRST STEP is also designed to be an engineering test facility that integrates systems required for an ICF power plant and that is intermediate in scale between proof-of-principle experiment and commercial power plant. FIRST STEP driver and pellet performance requirements are moderate and represent reasonable intermediate goals in an R and D plan for ICF commercialization. Repetition rate requirements for FIRST STEP are similar to those of commercial size plants and FIRST STEP can be used to integrate systems under realistic ICF conditions.

  16. Piezoelectric step-motion actuator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mentesana; Charles P. (Leawood, KS)

    2006-10-10

    A step-motion actuator using piezoelectric material to launch a flight mass which, in turn, actuates a drive pawl to progressively engage and drive a toothed wheel or rod to accomplish stepped motion. Thus, the piezoelectric material converts electrical energy into kinetic energy of the mass, and the drive pawl and toothed wheel or rod convert the kinetic energy of the mass into the desired rotary or linear stepped motion. A compression frame may be secured about the piezoelectric element and adapted to pre-compress the piezoelectric material so as to reduce tensile loads thereon. A return spring may be used to return the mass to its resting position against the compression frame or piezoelectric material following launch. Alternative embodiment are possible, including an alternative first embodiment wherein two masses are launched in substantially different directions, and an alternative second embodiment wherein the mass is eliminated in favor of the piezoelectric material launching itself.

  17. Hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation catalysts obtained from coal mineral matter

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    Liu, Kindtoken H. D. (Newark, DE); Hamrin, Jr., Charles E. (Lexington, KY)

    1982-01-01

    A hydrotreating catalyst is prepared from coal mineral matter obtained by low temperature ashing coals of relatively low bassanite content by the steps of: (a) depositing on the low temperature ash 0.25-3 grams of an iron or nickel salt in water per gram of ash and drying a resulting slurry; (b) crushing and sizing a resulting solid; and (c) heating the thus-sized solid powder in hydrogen.

  18. University Park “STEP-UP” Proposal

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    University Park “STEP-UP” Proposal: DE-FOA-0000148, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  19. Step-by-Step Guide 2006 | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  20. Step by Step Instruction - ICR - FINAL | Department of Energy

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  1. Job Hazard Analysis Step by Step Instructions for Supervisors (who are also Work Leads)

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    Knowles, David William

    Job Hazard Analysis Step by Step Instructions for Supervisors (who are also Work Leads) Step by Step Instructions ­ Page 1 of 4 Helpful Information STEP 1. Log in to the EH&S Job Hazards Analysis to log in to the system. STEP 2. To begin reviewing the Job Hazards Analysis for your employees, select

  2. FIRST SOLAR CELLS ON SILICON RIBBONS OBTAINED BY FAST CVD FROM SILANE

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    Lisbon, University of

    FIRST SOLAR CELLS ON SILICON RIBBONS OBTAINED BY FAST CVD FROM SILANE C. R. Pinto, J. M. Serra, M on solar cells made on silicon ribbons obtained by a two-step process: pre-ribbons obtained by CVD followed be doped to make them suitable as base material for solar cells. To this purpose the ribbons were

  3. Stepped frequency ground penetrating radar

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    Vadnais, Kenneth G. (Ojai, CA); Bashforth, Michael B. (Buellton, CA); Lewallen, Tricia S. (Ventura, CA); Nammath, Sharyn R. (Santa Barbara, CA)

    1994-01-01

    A stepped frequency ground penetrating radar system is described comprising an RF signal generating section capable of producing stepped frequency signals in spaced and equal increments of time and frequency over a preselected bandwidth which serves as a common RF signal source for both a transmit portion and a receive portion of the system. In the transmit portion of the system the signal is processed into in-phase and quadrature signals which are then amplified and then transmitted toward a target. The reflected signals from the target are then received by a receive antenna and mixed with a reference signal from the common RF signal source in a mixer whose output is then fed through a low pass filter. The DC output, after amplification and demodulation, is digitized and converted into a frequency domain signal by a Fast Fourier Transform. A plot of the frequency domain signals from all of the stepped frequencies broadcast toward and received from the target yields information concerning the range (distance) and cross section (size) of the target.

  4. Key Steps | Argonne National Laboratory

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  5. 2010 The Natural Step Accelerating change

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    Schenato, Luca

    · alimentari / consumo / benessere · biodiversità · energia elettrica e termica · rifiuti · mobilità · bisogni... " Tantissimi nuove pressioni ... ... energia #12;© 2010 The Natural Step #12;© 2010 The Natural Step 8.000 AC% delle risorse e dell'energia Il modello nostro è sostenibile? #12;© 2010 The Natural Step Pensare

  6. Multi-step contrast sensitivity gauge

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    Quintana, Enrico C; Thompson, Kyle R; Moore, David G; Heister, Jack D; Poland, Richard W; Ellegood, John P; Hodges, George K; Prindville, James E

    2014-10-14

    An X-ray contrast sensitivity gauge is described herein. The contrast sensitivity gauge comprises a plurality of steps of varying thicknesses. Each step in the gauge includes a plurality of recesses of differing depths, wherein the depths are a function of the thickness of their respective step. An X-ray image of the gauge is analyzed to determine a contrast-to-noise ratio of a detector employed to generate the image.

  7. Job Search Steps Ready Reference D-1

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    Job Search Steps Ready Reference D-1 College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Career Services Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Career Services Office

  8. Chemistry & Biology Deciphering the Late Biosynthetic Steps

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    Zhao, Huimin

    Chemistry & Biology Article Deciphering the Late Biosynthetic Steps of Antimalarial Compound FR Engineering 2Institute for Genomic Biology 3Department of Microbiology 4Department of Chemistry 5Departments

  9. Save Energy Now LEADER Pledge Next Steps

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    2010-04-07

    Provides an overview of next steps for industrial companies after they sign the Save Energy Now LEADER pledge to reduce their energy intensity 25% in 10 years.

  10. STEP PRODUCT INFORMATION MODELS IN AGILE MANUFACTURING

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    Nagi, Rakesh

    of converting product design data from Initial Graphic Exchange Specification (IGES) format into Standard to the development of the STandard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP) standard (ISO 10303). STEP aims exchange, over the various phases of the product life cycle. Development of a new standard has introduced

  11. Steps in the bacterial flagellar motor

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    Thierry Mora; Howard Yu; Yoshiyuki Sowa; Ned S. Wingreen

    2009-04-02

    The bacterial flagellar motor is a highly efficient rotary machine used by many bacteria to propel themselves. It has recently been shown that at low speeds its rotation proceeds in steps [Sowa et al. (2005) Nature 437, 916--919]. Here we propose a simple physical model that accounts for this stepping behavior as a random walk in a tilted corrugated potential that combines torque and contact forces. We argue that the absolute angular position of the rotor is crucial for understanding step properties, and show this hypothesis to be consistent with the available data, in particular the observation that backward steps are smaller on average than forward steps. Our model also predicts a sublinear torque-speed relationship at low torque, and a peak in rotor diffusion as a function of torque.

  12. Low-Resolution Density Maps from Atomic Models: How Stepping ``Back'' Can Be a Step ``Forward''

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    Baker, Timothy S.

    Low-Resolution Density Maps from Atomic Models: How Stepping ``Back'' Can Be a Step ``Forward a tremendous impact on our discovery and understand- ing of basic life processes. Such structural informa- tion

  13. Treatment of biomass to obtain ethanol

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    Dunson, Jr., James B. (Newark, DE); Elander, Richard T. (Evergreen, CO); Tucker, III, Melvin P. (Lakewood, CO); Hennessey, Susan Marie (Avondale, PA)

    2011-08-16

    Ethanol was produced using biocatalysts that are able to ferment sugars derived from treated biomass. Sugars were obtained by pretreating biomass under conditions of high solids and low ammonia concentration, followed by saccharification.

  14. Step 2: Click on the test title Step 3: Click on the test score

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Step 2: Click on the test title Step 3: Click on the test score Step 1: Click on "My Grades" For assistance, contact UITS-HuskyTech, (860) 486 - 4357 (HELP); HelpCenter@uconn.edu How to view test results taking a test in HuskyCT and when that information becomes available. Minimal information may be visible

  15. STEP Energy Coach and Technical Consultant Job Descriptions

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    STEP Energy Coach and Technical Consultant Job Descriptions, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  16. Phonon scattering in graphene over substrate steps

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    Sevinçli, H., E-mail: haldunsevincli@iyte.edu.tr [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gülbahçe Kampüsü, 35430 Urla, Izmir (Turkey); Department of Micro- and Nano-technology (DTU Nanotech), Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Brandbyge, M., E-mail: mads.brandbyge@nanotech.dtu.dk [Department of Micro- and Nano-technology (DTU Nanotech), Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Center for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG), Department of Micro- and Nano-technology, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    2014-10-13

    We calculate the effect on phonon transport of substrate-induced bends in graphene. We consider bending induced by an abrupt kink in the substrate, and provide results for different step-heights and substrate interaction strengths. We find that individual substrate steps reduce thermal conductance in the range between 5% and 47%. We also consider the transmission across linear kinks formed by adsorption of atomic hydrogen at the bends and find that individual kinks suppress thermal conduction substantially, especially at high temperatures. Our analysis show that substrate irregularities can be detrimental for thermal conduction even for small step heights.

  17. A nano-stepping robotic instrumentation platform

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    Wahab, Adam Joseph

    2013-01-01

    The development of an Autonomous Nano-stepping Tool (ANT) system is presented. Each ANT is a small, tripodal, robotic instrument capable of untethered precision motion within a quasi-three-dimensional workspace of arbitrary ...

  18. Verifying the Mascara Protocol | A rst step |

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    Verifying the Mascara Protocol | A #12;rst step | Dragan Bosnacki Dennis Dams Susanne Graf Leszek list properties associated with the di#11;erent entities which we intend to verify or for which we

  19. Obtaining Disaster Assistance for Public Infrastructure 

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    Taylor, Greg

    2005-10-10

    stream_source_info pdf_2241.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 7983 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name pdf_2241.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 ER-031 5-06 Obtaining Disaster... and Recov- ery Grant http://www.orca.state.tx.us/whatsNew/pdf Rural%20Health%20Disaster%20Relief% 2%20Recovery%20Grant.pdf Those eligible for this program include: ? rural hospitals in counties with popula- tions of 150,000 or fewer and that have...

  20. HOW TO OBTAIN EIA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)DecadeYear Jan Feb Mar Apr MayYear Jan FebMississippi119,456 111,949HOW TO OBTAIN

  1. Obtaining Reliable Feedback for Sanctioning Reputation Mechanisms

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    Faltings, B; 10.1613/jair.2243

    2011-01-01

    Reputation mechanisms offer an effective alternative to verification authorities for building trust in electronic markets with moral hazard. Future clients guide their business decisions by considering the feedback from past transactions; if truthfully exposed, cheating behavior is sanctioned and thus becomes irrational. It therefore becomes important to ensure that rational clients have the right incentives to report honestly. As an alternative to side-payment schemes that explicitly reward truthful reports, we show that honesty can emerge as a rational behavior when clients have a repeated presence in the market. To this end we describe a mechanism that supports an equilibrium where truthful feedback is obtained. Then we characterize the set of pareto-optimal equilibria of the mechanism, and derive an upper bound on the percentage of false reports that can be recorded by the mechanism. An important role in the existence of this bound is played by the fact that rational clients can establish a reputation for...

  2. MASKS 2004 Invitation to 3D vision Step-by-Step Model Buidling

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    Kosecka, Jana

    MASKS © 2004 Invitation to 3D vision Step-by-Step Model Buidling #12;MASKS © 2004 Invitation to 3D Reconstruction Sparse Structure and camera motion Landing Augmented Reality Vision Based Control #12;MASKS © 2004 Reconstruction #12;MASKS © 2004 Invitation to 3D vision Review Feature correspondence Projective Reconstruction

  3. A baby steps/giant steps probabilistic algorithm for computing roadmaps in smooth bounded real

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    Safey El Din, Mohab

    A baby steps/giant steps probabilistic algorithm for computing roadmaps in smooth bounded real of constructing roadmaps of real algebraic sets. This problem was introduced by Canny to answer connectivity, with an algorithm of deterministic cost sd+1 DO(n2) for the more general problem of computing roadmaps of a semi

  4. A Step by Step Tool Kit for Local Governments to Go Solar

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    with solar technology, a new energy efficient solar home can reduce a home's utility bill by up to 60 percent to encourage local home builders to install solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on new, highly energyA Step by Step Tool Kit for Local Governments to Go Solar California Energy Commission's New Solar

  5. A BABY STEP-GIANT STEP ROADMAP ALGORITHM FOR GENERAL ALGEBRAIC SETS

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    Schost, Eric

    A BABY STEP-GIANT STEP ROADMAP ALGORITHM FOR GENERAL ALGEBRAIC SETS S. BASU, M-F. ROY, M. SAFEY EL an algorithm that takes as input a polynomial Q D[X1, . . . , Xk], and computes a description of a roadmap previously known algorithm for constructing a roadmap of a real algebraic subset of Rk defined

  6. A BABY STEP-GIANT STEP ROADMAP ALGORITHM FOR GENERAL ALGEBRAIC SETS

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    Safey El Din, Mohab

    A BABY STEP-GIANT STEP ROADMAP ALGORITHM FOR GENERAL ALGEBRAIC SETS S. BASU, M-F. ROY, M. SAFEY EL an algorithm that takes as input a polynomial Q D[X1, . . . , Xk], and computes a description of a roadmap. The best pre- viously known algorithm for constructing a roadmap of a real algebraic subset of Rk defined

  7. Tool Kit Framework: Small Town Energy Program (STEP) | Department...

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    Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP) is to assemble all the key elements that went into the design and delivery of STEP-formerly STEP-UP, a University...

  8. Organisational Change -Key Steps LocalCollege/

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    Botea, Adi

    Resources Division START Version 1.0 X:\\Employment Strategies\\Workplace Change & Innovation\\Change Management Frameworks\\Change Management - Key Steps 021111.vsd FINISH NOTES: * For information on formal vs informal change refer to the managing change clause in the ANU Enterprise Agreement and the managing change policy

  9. --SNAPSHOT --STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways)

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    California at Davis, University of

    of all types of alternative fuels and fuel uses and further the Energy Commission's goals of promoting of alternative vehicles and fuels in California, in order to help inform the Energy Commission's investment-- SNAPSHOT -- STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT

  10. iSTEP Bangladesh 2010 Sarah Belousov

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    iSTEP Bangladesh 2010 Sarah Belousov Yonina Cooper M. Bernardine Dias M. Freddie Dias Jen Horwitz) in Chittagong, Bangladesh to research two projects. The first project explored educational technol- ogy tools project investigated needs of the visually impaired population in Bangladesh and corresponding

  11. FERPA Training Guide FERPA Training Steps

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    FERPA Training Guide 1 FERPA Training Steps Graduate committee chairs and co-chairs are encouraged-time FERPA training via TrainTraq (if not previously completed). When trying to access the Graduate Committee Degree Evaluation too, the following screen will display if you have not completed FERPA training

  12. FERPA Training Guide FERPA Training Steps

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    the corresponding Course Number (11012), and click search. 4. Complete the FERPA training module. #12;FERPA TrainingFERPA Training Guide 1 FERPA Training Steps Graduate committee chairs and co-chairs are encouraged-time FERPA training via TrainTraq (if not previously completed). When trying to access the Graduate Committee

  13. February 2, 2011 Egypt's Next Steps

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    1 February 2, 2011 Egypt's Next Steps By AHMED ZEWAIL CAIRO -- The revolt that has erupted across Egypt is in many ways historic and should take the nation into a hopeful future. What's unexpected, even, with no religious or ideological agenda other than a better future for Egypt and its people. In this difficult time

  14. Health experts boldly step out of

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    Health experts boldly step out of their areas of research to speak about how their personal health Dean, Harvard School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Felicia Knaul Director, Harvard Global

  15. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 2 | Department...

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    Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 2 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 2 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP)...

  16. Steps to Establish a Real-Time Transmission Monitoring System...

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    Steps to Establish a Real-Time Transmission Monitoring System for Transmission Owners and Operators within the Eastern and Western Interconnections Steps to Establish a Real-Time...

  17. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 1 | Department...

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    Step 1 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 1 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Solution Center publishes this strategic energy...

  18. Department of Energy Announces Steps to Help Modernize Natural...

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    Department of Energy Announces Steps to Help Modernize Natural Gas Infrastructure Department of Energy Announces Steps to Help Modernize Natural Gas Infrastructure July 29, 2014 -...

  19. Obama Administration Announces Major Steps Forward to Advance...

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    Steps Forward to Advance Energy Efficiency Efforts, Improve Access to Low-Cost Financing for States and Local Communities Obama Administration Announces Major Steps Forward to...

  20. Mini-step Strategy for Transient Analysis

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    Wei, Fei

    2011-01-01

    Domain decomposition methods are widely used to solve sparse linear systems from scientific problems, but they are not suited to solve sparse linear systems extracted from integrated circuits. The reason is that the sparse linear system of integrated circuits may be non-diagonal-dominant, and domain decomposition method might be unconvergent for these non-diagonal-dominant matrices. In this paper, we propose a mini-step strategy to do the circuit transient analysis. Different from the traditional large-step approach, this strategy is able to generate diagonal-dominant sparse linear systems. As a result, preconditioned domain decomposition methods can be used to simulate the large integrated circuits on the supercomputers and clouds.

  1. Criticality calculations for Step-2 GPHS modules.

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    Hensen, Danielle Lynn; Lipinski, Ronald J.

    2007-08-01

    The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) will use an improved version of the General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) module as its source of thermal power. This new version, referred to as the Step-2 GPHS Module, has additional and thicker layers of carbon fiber material (Fine Weaved Pierced Fabric) for increased strength over the original GPHS module. The GPHS uses alpha decay of {sup 238}Pu in the oxide form as the primary source of heat, and small amounts of other actinides are also present in the oxide fuel. Criticality calculations have been performed by previous researchers on the original version of the GPHS module (Step 0). This paper presents criticality calculations for the present Step-2 version. The Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended code (MCNPX) was used for these calculations. Numerous configurations of GPHS module arrays surrounded by wet sand and other materials (to reflect the neutrons back into the stack with minimal absorption) were modeled. For geometries with eight GPHS modules (from a single MMRTG) surrounded by wet sand, the configuration is extremely sub-critical; k{sub eff} is about 0.3. It requires about 1000 GPHS modules (from 125 MMRTGs) in a close-spaced stack to approach criticality (k{sub eff} = 1.0) when surrounded by wet sand. The effect of beryllium in the MMRTG was found to be relatively small.

  2. Criticality Calculations for Step-2 GPHS Modules

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    Lipinski, Ronald J. [Advanced Nuclear Concepts Department, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (United States); Hensen, Danielle L. [Risk and Reliability Department Sandia National Laboratories, P.O Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (United States)

    2008-01-21

    The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) will use an improved version of the General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) module as its source of thermal power. This new version, referred to as the Step-2 GPHS Module, has additional and thicker layers of carbon fiber material (Fine Weaved Pierced Fabric) for increased strength over the original GPHS module. The GPHS uses alpha decay of {sup 238}Pu in the oxide form as the primary source of heat, and small amounts of other actinides are also present in the oxide fuel. Criticality calculations have been performed by previous researchers on the original version of the GPHS module (Step 0). This paper presents criticality calculations for the present Step-2 version. The Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended code (MCNPX) was used for these calculations. Numerous configurations of GPHS module arrays surrounded by wet sand and other materials (to reflect the neutrons back into the stack with minimal absorption) were modeled. For geometries with eight GPHS modules (from a single MMRTG) surrounded by wet sand, the configuration is extremely sub-critical; k{sub eff} is about 0.3. It requires about 1000 GPHS modules (from 125 MMRTGs) in a close-spaced stack to approach criticality (k{sub eff} = 1.0) when surrounded by wet sand. The effect of beryllium in the MMRTG was found to be relatively small.

  3. Analysis of Step Spacing = 1/mean step spacing x = measured spacing;

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    Curran, Joanna C.

    . Formation and configuration of the step-pool bed form: an experimental study Joanna C. Curran1 and Peter R. Email: curran@virginia.edu 2 Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins

  4. Radio frequency sheath formation and excitation around a stepped electrode

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    Barnat, E.V.; Hebner, G.A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1423 (United States)

    2005-03-15

    Plasma and sheath structure around a rf excited stepped electrode is investigated. Laser-induced fluorescence dip spectroscopy is used to spatially resolve sheath fields in an argon discharge while optical emission and laser-induced fluorescence are used to measure the spatial structure of the surrounding discharge for various discharge conditions and step-junction configurations. The presence of the step perturbs the spatial structure of the fields around the step as well as the excitation in the region above the step.

  5. MA Thesis Timeline Steps in thesis process Fall Graduation Spring Graduation

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    MA Thesis Timeline Steps in thesis process Fall Graduation Spring Graduation During the semester prior to the one in which you hope to defend the thesis and graduate: Locate First Reader Obtain April 1 October 15 Prospectus Write and submit the thesis prospectus to first reader by (Consider

  6. Preliminary steps to the Atomic Energy Commission

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass mapSpeedingProgram Guidelines This document w1.½tankSurfaceSciTech Connectsteps

  7. Ever Step Development Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavy Electricals LtdEcowindEnvironmentalEsco EnergyAcademyStep

  8. Prabhat Steps In as DAS Group Lead

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesseworkSURVEYI/OPerformancePi Day PiSafetyContactAbout Us / OurPrabhat Steps

  9. Energy Department Selects Five Projects in First Step to Produce...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Selects Five Projects in First Step to Produce Fresh Water from CO2 Storage Sites Energy Department Selects Five Projects in First Step to Produce Fresh Water from CO2 Storage...

  10. Obama Officials Announce Steps to Promote the Clean Energy Potential...

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

    Obama Officials Announce Steps to Promote the Clean Energy Potential of the West Obama Officials Announce Steps to Promote the Clean Energy Potential of the West June 15, 2009 -...

  11. Investigating step-pool sequence stability Kevin A. Waters1

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    Curran, Joanna C.

    Investigating step-pool sequence stability Kevin A. Waters1 and Joanna Crowe Curran1 Received 22 during a flow event. Citation: Waters, K. A., and J. C. Curran (2012), Investigating step-pool sequence

  12. Salazar, Chu Announce Next Step in Nation's March toward Renewable...

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    Announce Next Step in Nation's March toward Renewable Energy Future Salazar, Chu Announce Next Step in Nation's March toward Renewable Energy Future December 16, 2010 - 12:00am...

  13. EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan...

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    EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan July 3, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Photo of President Obama...

  14. Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE...

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    Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE and Across the Federal Government Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE and Across the Federal...

  15. Logistics: A Step Towards Lean Construction Proceedings IGLC-7 121

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    Logistics: A Step Towards Lean Construction Proceedings IGLC-7 121 LOGISTICS: A STEP TOWARDS LEAN of these experimental operations with a special emphasis on site logistics, which is considered as a step towards lean WORDS Logistics, lean construction, quality, transport. 1 Head of project "Site and Industry

  16. Method for localizing and isolating an errant process step

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    Tobin, Jr., Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN); Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Ferrell, Regina K. (Knoxville, TN)

    2003-01-01

    A method for localizing and isolating an errant process includes the steps of retrieving from a defect image database a selection of images each image having image content similar to image content extracted from a query image depicting a defect, each image in the selection having corresponding defect characterization data. A conditional probability distribution of the defect having occurred in a particular process step is derived from the defect characterization data. A process step as a highest probable source of the defect according to the derived conditional probability distribution is then identified. A method for process step defect identification includes the steps of characterizing anomalies in a product, the anomalies detected by an imaging system. A query image of a product defect is then acquired. A particular characterized anomaly is then correlated with the query image. An errant process step is then associated with the correlated image.

  17. DOE Announces Additional Steps in Developing Sustainable Biofuels...

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    in Developing Sustainable Biofuels Industry DOE Announces Additional Steps in Developing Sustainable Biofuels Industry October 7, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis Releases Results from...

  18. Ten Steps for Career Success Ready Reference A-4

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    Ten Steps for Career Success Ready Reference A-4 College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Career Services Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Career

  19. Obama Administration Takes Major Step toward Advanced Vehicles...

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    toward Advanced Vehicles with New Fleet Management Practices and Launch of First Federal Electric Vehicle Pilot Obama Administration Takes Major Step toward Advanced Vehicles with...

  20. (U) modulator to provide a continuous stepped frequency signal format

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    Walters, Glenn A. (Escondido, CA)

    1991-01-01

    A modulator provides a continuous signal format composed of discrete freqcy steps and is designed to eliminate frequency overlap or smearing normally associated with filter ringing.

  1. Smart Grid Outreach and Communication Strategy: Next Steps -...

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    - EAC Recommendations for DOE Action, approved at the October 15-16, 2012 EAC Meeting. Smart Grid Outreach and Communication Strategy: Next Steps - EAC Recommendations for DOE...

  2. University Park, Maryland, Plans to STEP Into New Communities...

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    impact within these communities. Having more time and some experience under their belts is helping program staff strategically launch STEP. "This is a great opportunity to...

  3. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 6 | Department...

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    6 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 6 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Solution Center publishes this strategic energy planning...

  4. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 8 | Department...

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

    8 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 8 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Solution Center publishes this strategic energy planning...

  5. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 10 | Department...

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

    10 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 10 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Solution Center publishes this strategic energy planning...

  6. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 7 | Department...

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

    7 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 7 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Solution Center publishes this strategic energy planning...

  7. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 9 | Department...

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

    9 Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 9 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Solution Center publishes this strategic energy planning...

  8. Single Step Manufacturing of Low Catalyst Loading Electrolyzer...

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    Gen Process) Direct Coat onto Membrane Manufacture MEA through Single-step Catalyst Pyrolysis and Membrane Deposition. Synthesize Catalyst Ink Transfer Ink to Substrate Drive-off...

  9. Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP)

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    Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP), as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program website.

  10. Council on Environmental Quality - Steps to Modernize and Reinvigorate...

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    Council on Environmental Quality - Steps to Modernize and Reinvigorate NEPA Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Council on Environmental...

  11. SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT 1 Steps to establishing an effective

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT 1 Steps to establishing an effective system of student ratings Academic Affairs Committee Supplemental Report ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY March 21, 2013 Authored by: AAC at RIT #12;SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT 2 STEPS TO ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF STUDENT RATINGS In order to maximize

  12. Take & Complete USMLE No Step 1 84 T2C

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Take & Complete USMLE No Step 1 84 T2C Start Clerkship #1 ' Yes __. / . ·- Complete No Clerkship #1 #3) T2C: Transition to Clerkships T & C: Take & Complete CSP: Defer Clerkship #1 AND T & C Step 1 prior to Clerkship #2 OR restart 3rd year Complete Clerkship #2 Continue on with 3rd Year No credit

  13. FORUM FOR MAJOR NEXT-STEP FUSION EXPERIMENTS

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    options for advancing fusion energy which have broad community support. · Take a step towards a more a sense of the US fusion community views on potential major next steps in fusion energy research as input your group, which your group supports, for the fusion energy science and technology leg of our program

  14. Small Town Energy Program (STEP) Final Report revised

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    Wilson, Charles T.

    2014-01-02

    University Park, Maryland (“UP”) is a small town of 2,540 residents, 919 homes, 2 churches, 1 school, 1 town hall, and 1 breakthrough community energy efficiency initiative: the Small Town Energy Program (“STEP”). STEP was developed with a mission to “create a model community energy transformation program that serves as a roadmap for other small towns across the U.S.” STEP first launched in January 2011 in UP and expanded in July 2012 to the neighboring communities of Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, and College Heights Estates, MD. STEP, which concluded in July 2013, was generously supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The STEP model was designed for replication in other resource-constrained small towns similar to University Park - a sector largely neglected to date in federal and state energy efficiency programs. STEP provided a full suite of activities for replication, including: energy audits and retrofits for residential buildings, financial incentives, a community-based social marketing backbone and local community delivery partners. STEP also included the highly innovative use of an “Energy Coach” who worked one-on-one with clients throughout the program. Please see www.smalltownenergy.org for more information. In less than three years, STEP achieved the following results in University Park: • 30% of community households participated voluntarily in STEP; • 25% of homes received a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR assessment; • 16% of households made energy efficiency improvements to their home; • 64% of households proceeded with an upgrade after their assessment; • 9 Full Time Equivalent jobs were created or retained, and 39 contractors worked on STEP over the course of the project. Estimated Energy Savings - Program Totals kWh Electricity 204,407 Therms Natural Gas 24,800 Gallons of Oil 2,581 Total Estimated MMBTU Saved (Source Energy) 5,474 Total Estimated Annual Energy Cost Savings $61,343 STEP clients who had a home energy upgrade invested on average $4,500, resulting in a 13% reduction in annual energy use and utility bill savings of $325. Rebates and incentives covered 40%-50% of retrofit cost, resulting in an average simple payback of about 7 years. STEP has created a handbook in which are assembled all the key elements that went into the design and delivery of STEP. The target audiences for the handbook include interested citizens, elected officials and municipal staff who want to establish and run their own efficiency program within a small community or neighborhood, using elements, materials and lessons from STEP.

  15. Farey sequence in the appearance of subharmonic Shapiro steps

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    Jovan Odavic; Petar Mali; Jasmina Tekic

    2015-04-24

    Largest Lyapunov exponent has been examined in the dynamical-mode locking phenomena of the ac+dc driven dissipative Frenkel-Kontorova model with deformable substrate potential. Due to deformation, large fractional and higher order subharmonic steps appear in the response function of the system. Computation of the largest Lyapunov exponent as a way to verify their presence led to the observation of the Farey sequence. In the standard regime, between the large harmonic steps, the appearance of halfinteger and subharmonic steps, and their relative sizes follow the Farey construction. In the nonstandard regime, though halfinteger steps are larger than harmonic ones, Farey construction is still present in the appearance of higher order subharmonic steps. The examination of Lyapunov exponents also shows that there is no chaos in the system.

  16. Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain...

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    Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input. Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Michael Righi of the Contract and Financial Assistance...

  17. One Time-step Finite Element Discretization of the Equation of Motion of Two-fluid Flows

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    Maury, Bertrand

    obtained at each time step when dis- cretizing the lubricated transportation of heavy crude oil in a horizontal pipeline. In the petroleum industry, an efficient way for transporting heavy crude oil to the pipe wall and it surrounds the fluid with high viscosity (heavy oil). It is assumed that the flow

  18. Two-step electrical percolation in nematic liquid crystal filled by multiwalled carbon nanotubes

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    Serhiy Tomylko; Oleg Yaroshchuk; Nikolai Lebovka

    2015-04-29

    Percolation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in liquid crystals (LCs) opens way for a unique class of anisotropic hybrid materials with a complex dielectric constant widely controlled by CNT concentration. Percolation in such systems is commonly described as a one-step process starting at a very low loading of CNTs. In the present study the two-step percolation was observed in the samples of thickness 250 $\\mu$m obtained by pressing the suspension between two substrates. The percolation concentrations for the first and second percolation processes were $C_n^{p_1}\\approx 0.0002$ wt. \\% and $C_n^{p_2}\\approx 0.5$ wt. \\%, respectively. The two-stage nature of percolation was explained on a base of mean field theory assuming core-shell structure of CNTs.

  19. Generator for gallium-68 and compositions obtained therefrom

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Neirinckx, Rudi D. (Medfield, MA); Davis, Michael A. (Westwood, MA)

    1981-01-01

    A generator for obtaining radioactive gallium-68 from germanium-68 bound in a resin containing unsubstituted phenolic hydroxyl groups. The germanium-68 is loaded into the resin from an aqueous solution of the germanium-68. A physiologically acceptable solution of gallium-68 having an activity of 0.1 to 50 millicuries per milliliter of gallium-68 solution is obtained. The solution is obtained from the bound germanium-68 which forms gallium-68 in situ by eluting the column with a hydrochloric acid solution to form an acidic solution of gallium-68. The acidic solution of gallium-68 can be neutralized.

  20. Two-step growth of two-dimensional WSe2/MoSe2 heterostructures

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    Gong, Yongji; Lei, Sidong; Lou, Jun; Liu, Zheng; Vajtai, Robert; Zhou, Wu; Ajayan, Pullikel M.

    2015-08-03

    Two dimensional (2D) materials have attracted great attention due to their unique properties and atomic thickness. Although various 2D materials have been successfully synthesized with different optical and electrical properties, a strategy for fabricating 2D heterostructures must be developed in order to construct more complicated devices for practical applications. Here we demonstrate for the first time a two-step chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method for growing transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) heterostructures, where MoSe2 was synthesized first and followed by an epitaxial growth of WSe2 on the edge and on the top surface of MoSe2. Compared to previously reported one-step growth methods, thismore »two-step growth has the capability of spatial and size control of each 2D component, leading to much larger (up to 169 ?m) heterostructure size, and cross-contamination can be effectively minimized. Furthermore, this two-step growth produces well-defined 2H and 3R stacking in the WSe2/MoSe2 bilayer regions and much sharper in-plane interfaces than the previously reported MoSe2/WSe2 heterojunctions obtained from one-step growth methods. The resultant heterostructures with WSe2/MoSe2 bilayer and the exposed MoSe2 monolayer display rectification characteristics of a p-n junction, as revealed by optoelectronic tests, and an internal quantum efficiency of 91% when functioning as a photodetector. As a result, a photovoltaic effect without any external gates was observed, showing incident photon to converted electron (IPCE) efficiencies of approximately 0.12%, providing application potential in electronics and energy harvesting.« less

  1. An important challenge in magnetic fusion research is to obtain...

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    control of edge transport barriers on Alcator C-Mod A crucial challenge in magnetic fusion is to obtain high energy confinement in a stationary plasma that is compatible with...

  2. Treatment of biomass to obtain a target chemical

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    Dunson, Jr., James B. (Newark, DE); Tucker, III, Melvin P. (Lakewood, CO); Elander, Richard T. (Evergreen, CO); Hennessey, Susan Marie (Avondale, PA)

    2010-08-24

    Target chemicals were produced using biocatalysts that are able to ferment sugars derived from treated biomass. Sugars were obtained by pretreating biomass under conditions of high solids and low ammonia concentration, followed by saccharification.

  3. NextSTEPS White Paper: Three Routes Forward for Biofuels

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    California at Davis, University of

    NextSTEPS White Paper: Three Routes Forward for Biofuels: Incremental, Transitional, and Leapfrog NOT CITE #12;Three Routes Forward for Biofuels: Incremental, Transitional, and Leapfrog 2 Contents ......................................................................................................................................12 1.a. The Need for Low Carbon Biofuels

  4. Do ATMs have to have steps? V.S. Sunder

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    Sunder, V S

    was ready. Her faith in IT - as well as the human face of commerce - received a nasty blow when with steps, and the attendant glass swing door was the hair on the camel's back! Unfortunately, this kind

  5. New 'Design Rule' Brings Nature-Inspired Nanostructures One Step...

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    of the journal Nature, is a big step in this direction. The scientists discovered a design rule that enables a recently created material to exist. The material is a peptoid...

  6. Ion implanted step recovery diodes - influence of material parameter variations 

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    Mosman, Thomas Michael

    1974-01-01

    on the successful application of ion implantation in the fabrication of an improved step recovery diode (SRD). At the same time a comprehensive account of the actual device processing will bring to light the problems and difficulties that are ordinarily...ION IMPLANTED STEP RECOVERY DIODES ? INFLUENCE OF MATERIAL PARAMETER VARIATIONS A Thesis by THOMAS MICHAEL MOSMAN Submitted to the Craduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

  7. Growth of Quantum Wires on Step-Bunched Substrate

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    Liu, Feng

    2005-02-01

    This proposal initiates a combined theoretical and experimental multidisciplinary research effort to explore a novel approach for growing metallic and magnetic nanowires on step-bunched semiconductor and dielectric substrates, and to lay the groundwork for understanding the growth mechanisms and the electronic, electrical, and magnetic properties of metallic and magnetic nanowires. The research will focus on four topics: (1) fundamental studies of step bunching and self-organization in a strained thin film for creating step-bunched substrates. (2) Interaction between metal adatoms (Al,Cu, and Ni) and semiconductor (Si and SiGe) and dielectric (CaF2) surface steps. (3) growth and characterization of metallic and magnetic nanowires on step-bunched templates. (4) fabrication of superlattices of nanowires by growing multilayer films. We propose to attack these problems at both a microscopic and macroscopic level, using state-of-the-art theoretical and experimental techniques. Multiscale (electronic-atomic-continuum) theories will be applied to investigate growth mechanisms of nanowires: mesoscopic modeling and simulation of step flow growth of strained thin films, in particular, step bunching and self-organization will be carried out within the framework of continuum linear elastic theory; atomistic calculation of interaction between metal adatoms and semiconductor and dielectric surface steps will be done by large-scale computations using first-principles total-energy methods. In parallel, thin films and nanowires will be grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), and the resultant structure and morphology will be characterized at the atomic level up to micrometer range, using a combination of different surface/interface probes, including scanning tunneling microscopy (STM, atomic resolution), atomic force microscopy (AFM, nanometer resolution), low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM, micrometer resolution), reflectance high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), and x-ray diffraction. Finally, the electronic, electrical, and magnetic properties of the thin films and nanowires will be explored by both theory and experiment.

  8. Short-term time step convergence in a climate model

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    Wan, Hui; Rasch, Philip J.; Taylor, Mark A.; Jablonowski, Christiane

    2015-02-11

    This paper evaluates the numerical convergence of very short (1 h) simulations carried out with a spectral-element (SE) configuration of the Community Atmosphere Model version 5 (CAM5). While the horizontal grid spacing is fixed at approximately 110 km, the process-coupling time step is varied between 1800 and 1 s to reveal the convergence rate with respect to the temporal resolution. Special attention is paid to the behavior of the parameterized subgrid-scale physics. First, a dynamical core test with reduced dynamics time steps is presented. The results demonstrate that the experimental setup is able to correctly assess the convergence rate ofmore »the discrete solutions to the adiabatic equations of atmospheric motion. Second, results from full-physics CAM5 simulations with reduced physics and dynamics time steps are discussed. It is shown that the convergence rate is 0.4—considerably slower than the expected rate of 1.0. Sensitivity experiments indicate that, among the various subgrid-scale physical parameterizations, the stratiform cloud schemes are associated with the largest time-stepping errors, and are the primary cause of slow time step convergence. While the details of our findings are model specific, the general test procedure is applicable to any atmospheric general circulation model. The need for more accurate numerical treatments of physical parameterizations, especially the representation of stratiform clouds, is likely common in many models. The suggested test technique can help quantify the time-stepping errors and identify the related model sensitivities.« less

  9. New families of superintegrable systems from k-step rational extensions, polynomial algebras and degeneracies

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    Ian Marquette

    2014-12-01

    Four new families of two-dimensional quantum superintegrable systems are constructed from k-step extension of the harmonic oscillator and the radial oscillator. Their wavefunctions are related with Hermite and Laguerre exceptional orthogonal polynomials (EOP) of type III. We show that ladder operators obtained from alternative construction based on combinations of supercharges in the Krein-Adler and Darboux Crum ( or state deleting and creating ) approaches can be used to generate a set of integrals of motion and a corresponding polynomial algebra that provides an algebraic derivation of the full spectrum and total number of degeneracies. Such derivation is based on finite dimensional unitary representations (unirreps) and doesn't work for integrals build from standard ladder operators in supersymmetric quantum mechanics (SUSYQM) as they contain singlets isolated from excited states. In this paper, we also rely on a novel approach to obtain the finite dimensional unirreps based on the action of the integrals of motion on the wavefunctions given in terms of these EOP. We compare the results with those obtained from the Daskaloyannis approach and the realizations in terms of deformed oscillator algebras for one of the new families in the case of 1-step extension. This communication is a review of recent works.

  10. Imaginary Time Step Method to Solve the Dirac Equation with Nonlocal Potential

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    Zhang Ying [State Key Lab Nucl. Phys. and Tech., School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Liang Haozhao [State Key Lab Nucl. Phys. and Tech., School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Institut de Physique Nucleaire, IN2P3-CNRS and Universite Paris-Sud, F-91406 Orsay France (France); Meng Jie [State Key Lab Nucl. Phys. and Tech., School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Department of Physics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

    2009-08-26

    The imaginary time step (ITS) method is applied to solve the Dirac equation with nonlocal potentials in coordinate space. Taking the nucleus {sup 12}C as an example, even with nonlocal potentials, the direct ITS evolution for the Dirac equation still meets the disaster of the Dirac sea. However, following the recipe in our former investigation, the disaster can be avoided by the ITS evolution for the corresponding Schroedinger-like equation without localization, which gives the convergent results exactly the same with those obtained iteratively by the shooting method with localized effective potentials.

  11. A stepped leader model for lightning including charge distribution in branched channels

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    Shi, Wei; Zhang, Li [School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061 (China); Li, Qingmin, E-mail: lqmeee@ncepu.edu.cn [Beijing Key Lab of HV and EMC, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China); State Key Lab of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing 102206 (China)

    2014-09-14

    The stepped leader process in negative cloud-to-ground lightning plays a vital role in lightning protection analysis. As lightning discharge usually presents significant branched or tortuous channels, the charge distribution along the branched channels and the stochastic feature of stepped leader propagation were investigated in this paper. The charge density along the leader channel and the charge in the leader tip for each lightning branch were approximated by introducing branch correlation coefficients. In combination with geometric characteristics of natural lightning discharge, a stochastic stepped leader propagation model was presented based on the fractal theory. By comparing simulation results with the statistics of natural lightning discharges, it was found that the fractal dimension of lightning trajectory in simulation was in the range of that observed in nature and the calculation results of electric field at ground level were in good agreement with the measurements of a negative flash, which shows the validity of this proposed model. Furthermore, a new equation to estimate the lightning striking distance to flat ground was suggested based on the present model. The striking distance obtained by this new equation is smaller than the value estimated by previous equations, which indicates that the traditional equations may somewhat overestimate the attractive effect of the ground.

  12. Brain Mapping Using Topology Graphs Obtained by Surface Segmentation

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    Linsen, Lars

    Brain Mapping Using Topology Graphs Obtained by Surface Segmentation Fabien Vivodtzev1 , Lars@ucdavis.edu Summary. Brain mapping is a technique used to alleviate the tedious and time- consuming process of annotating brains by mapping existing annotations from brain atlases to individual brains. We introduce

  13. Ph.D. Thesis defended to obtain the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    traditional communication systems by more human oriented solutions based on virtual reality technology Facial animation has become an active research topic in telecommunications. This field aims at replacing from monocular video sequences. The obtained motion data are suitable to animate the realistic head

  14. Microstructured Porous Silica Obtained via Colloidal Crystal Templates

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    Microstructured Porous Silica Obtained via Colloidal Crystal Templates O. D. Velev,* T. A. Jede, R modified colloidal crystals as templates for silica polymerization is reported. 3D close-packed crystals, representing a negative replica of the original colloidal crystal. The size of the pores can be controlled

  15. Multi-Step stochastic correction in dynamical fermion updating algorithms

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    Enno E. Scholz; Istvan Montvay

    2006-10-20

    The advantages of using Multi-Step corrections for simulations of lattice gauge theories with dynamical fermions will be discussed. This technique is suited for algorithms based on the Multi-Boson representation of the dynamical fermions as well as for the Hybrid Monte-Carlo (HMC) algorithm and variants of the latter, like the Polynomial-HMC. Especially the latter has the power to deal with an odd number of fermion fields--an essential feature necessary for realistic QCD-simulations with up-, down-, and strange-quarks. In particular, we will discuss the application of the multi-step (actually two-step) correction technique to a PHMC updating algorithm for twisted-mass Wilson fermions with non-degenerate fermion masses, as it was used in recent dynamical simulations for N_f=2+1+1 fermion flavors.

  16. Leakage estimation of incompressible fluids in stepped labyrinth seals 

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    Chi, Daesung

    1983-01-01

    Ma-', or Subject: Mecharical Engineering LEAKAGE ESTIMATION OF INCOMPRESSI BL- FLUIDS N STEPPED LABYRINTH SEALS A Thesis DAESIJNG CHI Approved as to style and content by: D . G. ~ . Morrison (Chairma of Committee) Dr. J. C. Han (Member) Dr G... Data for AXL0=0. 25 and 2 Throttles 75 76 77 45. Comparison of Empirical Method with Experimental Leakage Data for AXL0=0. 25 and 10 Throttles 78 NOMENCLATURE c = clearance between tooth and sealing surface d = step distance f = friction...

  17. Precautionary Measures for Credit Risk Management in Jump Models

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    Egami, Masahiko

    2011-01-01

    Sustaining efficiency and stability by properly controlling the equity to asset ratio is one of the most important and difficult challenges in bank management. Due to unexpected and abrupt decline of asset values, a bank must closely monitor its net worth as well as market conditions, and one of its important concerns is when to raise more capital so as not to violate capital adequacy requirements. In this paper, we model the tradeoff between avoiding costs of delay and premature capital raising, and solve the corresponding optimal stopping problem. In order to model defaults in a bank's loan/credit business portfolios, we represent its net worth by Levy processes, and solve explicitly for the double exponential jump diffusion process and for a general spectrally negative Levy process.

  18. Cerrito Creek step-pools: An opportunity for restoration and education at Blake Garden

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    Behrends, Nathaniel

    2008-01-01

    and their affect on the step pool design. I also recommendfor Restoration of Step-Pool Streams. Not published Chin,The Self-Organization of Step-Pools in Mountain Streams.

  19. Transition between single and multiple stepping strategies in forward fall recovery

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    Haines, Michael

    2009-06-05

    understand how a stepping strategy is chosen, we investigated the transition between single and multiple stepping strategies in young adults. Methods. Each participant responded to a sudden release from an initial forward lean. We limited available first step...

  20. Steps towards Quality Improvement of Airborne Laser Scanner Data

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    Vosselman, George

    , and forestry management. However, to guarantee this level of data quality the measurements must be as closeSteps towards Quality Improvement of Airborne Laser Scanner Data A Behan1 , H-G Maas2 and G for the acquisition of 2.5D data, mainly for use in topographic and mapping operations. In recent years, however

  1. Industrialization and manufacturing steps within the Global Product Lifecycle context

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    lead-times, reduction of time to market, reduction of costs, mass customization demands, more complex steps within the Product Life cycle Management (PLM) context. Initially, PLM was focused almost Systems. New Challenges, New Approaches Springer (Ed.) (2012) 400-408" DOI : 10

  2. FIRE Action Plan to Respond to Next Step Options

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    1 FIRE Action Plan to Respond to Next Step Options Program Advisory Committee Report #2 July 3, 2001 The FIRE Action s are listed among the NSO-PAC2 recommendations. 1. Response to NSO PAC-1 Report Representatives of the FIRE project presented an action plan for how to respond to issues that had been raised

  3. FIRE Actions in Response to Next Step Options

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    FIRE Actions in Response to Next Step Options Program Advisory Committee Report NSO-PAC CHARGES #1. The present level of effort in physics analysis is not fully adequate for ongoing high priority FIRE studies a strong focused effort on the FIRE physics and engineering studies. High priority must also be given

  4. THESIS CHECKLIST FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS Step 3: Deposit

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    Kent, Angela

    THESIS CHECKLIST FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS Step 3: Deposit Prepare your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) for submission to the Graduate College: o Convert your thesis file(s) to a single PDF file o. Complete all thesis corrections (if any; Thesis Office will notify you of required changes via email

  5. THESIS CHECKLIST FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS Step 3: Deposit

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    Kent, Angela

    THESIS CHECKLIST FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS Step 3: Deposit Prepare your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) for submission to the Graduate College: o Convert your thesis file(s) to a single PDF file o. Complete all thesis corrections (if any; Thesis Office will notify you of required changes via email

  6. Short-term time step convergence in a climate model

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    Wan, Hui; Rasch, Philip J.; Taylor, Mark; Jablonowski, Christiane

    2015-02-11

    A testing procedure is designed to assess the convergence property of a global climate model with respect to time step size, based on evaluation of the root-mean-square temperature difference at the end of very short (1 h) simulations with time step sizes ranging from 1 s to 1800 s. A set of validation tests conducted without sub-grid scale parameterizations confirmed that the method was able to correctly assess the convergence rate of the dynamical core under various configurations. The testing procedure was then applied to the full model, and revealed a slow convergence of order 0.4 in contrast to themore »expected first-order convergence. Sensitivity experiments showed without ambiguity that the time stepping errors in the model were dominated by those from the stratiform cloud parameterizations, in particular the cloud microphysics. This provides a clear guidance for future work on the design of more accurate numerical methods for time stepping and process coupling in the model.« less

  7. Smart Material Interfaces: "Another Step to a Material Future"

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    Theune, Mariët

    Smart Material Interfaces: "Another Step to a Material Future" Manuel Kretzer Chair for CAAD Swiss Interaction University of Twente Enschede, Netherlands a.nijholt@utwente.nl ABSTRACT Smart Materials have fields, temperature or stress. Shape, size and color are among the properties that can be changed. Smart

  8. Strategic Plan Road Map & Timeline: Next Steps April 16, 2014

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Strategic Plan Road Map & Timeline: Next Steps April 16, 2014 December 11, 2013 Strategic, 2014 Strategic Planning Core Team meeting cancelled January 910, 2122, 2014 Review team meets Expanded Strategic Planning Core Team meeting: Top objectives shared March 20, 2014 Thematic teams

  9. Natural Gas in Transportation www.steps.ucdavis.edu

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    California at Davis, University of

    Natural Gas in Transportation Webinar www.steps.ucdavis.edu Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director loca5on enhances security of supply 4 #12;Natural Gas In Transportation · The wide spread between natural gas prices and oil prices offered the promise of fuel

  10. First Steps Toward a CryptographyAware Language and Compiler

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    First Steps Toward a Cryptography­Aware Language and Compiler M. Barbosa 1 , R. Noad 2 , D. Page 2 from either the lan­ guage or compiler: both are typically too general purpose to o#er domain specific­ sociated compiler system. Rather than being a panacea, we pitch CAO as a mechanism for transferring

  11. First Steps Toward a Cryptography-Aware Language and Compiler

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    First Steps Toward a Cryptography-Aware Language and Compiler M. Barbosa1 , R. Noad2 , D. Page2 help from either the lan- guage or compiler: both are typically too general purpose to offer domain- sociated compiler system. Rather than being a panacea, we pitch CAO as a mechanism for transferring

  12. Tritium and plutonium production as a step toward ICF commercialization

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    Pendergrass, J.H.; Dudziak, D.J.

    1983-01-01

    The feasibility of a combined special nuclear materials (SNM) production plant/engineering test facility (ETF) with reduced pellet and driver performance requirements as a step toward commercialization of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is examined. Blanket design and tritium production cost studies, the status of R and D programs, and the ETF role are emphasized.

  13. Recycling Water: one step to making algal biofuels a reality

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    Fay, Noah

    Recycling Water: one step to making algal biofuels a reality Manuel Vasquez, Juan Sandoval acquisition of solar power, nuclear power, and biofuels to diversify the country's domestic energy profile, the chemical make-up of biofuels allows them to be readily converted into their petroleum counterparts making

  14. Another Step Towards a Smart Compilation Manager for Java

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    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    Another Step Towards a Smart Compilation Manager for Java G. Lagorio DISI - Universit`a di Genova Compilers General Terms Languages Keywords Java, separate compilation ABSTRACT In a recent work we have) for a substantial subset of Java which has been shown to be sound and minimal. That is, an unchanged source

  15. Estimators in step regression models Ursula U. Muller

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    Wefelmeyer, Wolfgang

    Estimators in step regression models Ursula U. M¨uller Texas A&M University Anton Schick Binghamton function but smooth; see Schick and Wefelmeyer (2012) and (2013). Here the regression function has jumps. Then the corresponding convolution estimator can have the rate n-1/2 of an empirical estimator; see again Schick

  16. Smart Material Interfaces: "A Material Step to the Future"

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    Theune, Mariët

    of smart materials in designing and building interfaces of everyday life. Inter- faces that communicateSmart Material Interfaces: "A Material Step to the Future" Anton Nijholt Human Media Interaction on the mar- ket many new smart materials. Smart Material Interfaces (SMIs) want to take advantage

  17. Thermonuclear Fusion Energy : Assessment and Next Step Ren Pellat

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    Thermonuclear Fusion Energy : Assessment and Next Step René Pellat High Commissioner at the French 2000, Rome Abstract Fifty years of thermonuclear fusion work with no insurmountable road blocks have is well advanced through the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) programme, which has

  18. STEP AP233 + Standard PDM = Systems Engineering PDM ?

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    Ulm, Universität

    STEP AP233 + Standard PDM = Systems Engineering PDM ? Roland Eckert1 , Wolfgang Mansel2 , Günther In the manufacturing industry Product Data Management (PDM) systems are backbone systems. As such they have to support. A framework for a systems engineering PDM system is proposed and data exchange aspects discussed

  19. Short-term Time Step Convergence in a Climate Model

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    Wan, Hui; Rasch, Philip J.; Taylor, Mark; Jablonowski, Christiane

    2015-02-11

    A testing procedure is designed to assess the convergence property of a global climate model with respect to time step size, based on evaluation of the root-mean-square temperature difference at the end of very short (1 h) simulations with time step sizes ranging from 1 s to 1800 s. A set of validation tests conducted without sub-grid scale parameterizations confirmed that the method was able to correctly assess the convergence rate of the dynamical core under various configurations. The testing procedure was then applied to the full model, and revealed a slow convergence of order 0.4 in contrast to themore »expected first-order convergence. Sensitivity experiments showed without ambiguity that the time stepping errors in the model were dominated by those from the stratiform cloud parameterizations, in particular the cloud microphysics. This provides a clear guidance for future work on the design of more accurate numerical methods for time stepping and process coupling in the model.« less

  20. Renewable Energy Beyond 2020 Next Steps for California

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    Renewable Energy Beyond 2020 Next Steps for California November 2013 #12;#12;About this Report by Bank of America and produced by a partnership of the UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law, Energy Associate for UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and UCLA School

  1. Bold Step by the World to Fusion Energy: ITER

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    Bold Step by the World to Fusion Energy: ITER Gerald A. Navratil 2006 Con Edison Lecture Fu electrically charged particles at very high energy: Threshold temperature for most reactive fusion reaction' FUSION PLASMA REGIME. · US WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS NOW READY TO BUILD THE WORLDS FIRST

  2. How to obtain the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2013-01-01

    The National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) NEMS is used by the modelers at the U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) who understand its structure and programming. NEMS has only been used by a few organizations outside of the EIA, because most people that requested NEMS found out that it was too difficult or rigid to use. NEMS is not typically used for state-level analysis and is poorly suited for application to other countries. However, many do obtain the model simply to use the data in its input files or to examine the source code.

  3. Criticality of environmental information obtainable by dynamically controlled quantum probes

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    Analia Zwick; Gonzalo A. Alvarez; Gershon Kurizki

    2015-09-22

    A universal approach to decoherence control combined with quantum estimation theory reveals a critical behavior, akin to a phase transition, of the information obtainable by a qubit probe concerning the memory time of environmental fluctuations. This criticality emerges only when the probe is subject to dynamical control. It gives rise to a sharp transition between two dynamical phases characterized by either a short or long memory time compared to the probing time. This phase-transition of the environmental information is a fundamental feature that facilitates the attainment of the highest estimation precision of the environment memory-time and the characterization of probe dynamics.

  4. Hybrid nuclear reactor grey rod to obtain required reactivity worth

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    Miller, John V. (Munhall, PA); Carlson, William R. (Scott Township, Allegheny County, PA); Yarbrough, Michael B. (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

    1991-01-01

    Hybrid nuclear reactor grey rods are described, wherein geometric combinations of relatively weak neutron absorber materials such as stainless steel, zirconium or INCONEL, and relatively strong neutron absorber materials, such as hafnium, silver-indium cadmium and boron carbide, are used to obtain the reactivity worths required to reach zero boron change load follow. One embodiment includes a grey rod which has combinations of weak and strong neutron absorber pellets in a stainless steel cladding. The respective pellets can be of differing heights. A second embodiment includes a grey rod with a relatively thick stainless steel cladding receiving relatively strong neutron absorber pellets only. A third embodiment includes annular relatively weak netron absorber pellets with a smaller diameter pellet of relatively strong absorber material contained within the aperture of each relatively weak absorber pellet. The fourth embodiment includes pellets made of a homogeneous alloy of hafnium and a relatively weak absorber material, with the percentage of hafnium chosen to obtain the desired reactivity worth.

  5. Student Accounts portal How To's Listed below are some links for step-by-step instructions for various parts of your Student Account portal.

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    Branoff, Theodore J.

    Student Accounts portal How To's Listed below are some links for step-by-step instructions for various parts of your Student Account portal. Click on the title to take you to the article. Overview

  6. Improved gradient flow for step scaling function and scale setting

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    Anna Hasenfratz

    2015-01-30

    The gradient flow renormalized coupling offers a simple and relatively inexpensive way to calculate the step scaling function and the lattice scale, but both applications can be hindered by large lattice artifacts. Recently we introduced an empirical non-perturbative improvement that can reduce, even remove $\\mathcal{O}(a^2)$ lattice artifacts. The method is easy to implement and can be applied to any lattice gauge theory of interest both in step scaling studies and for scale setting. In this talk I will briefly review this improvement method and discuss its application for determining the discrete $\\beta$ function of the 8 and 12 flavor SU(3) systems and for improved scale setting in 2+1+1 flavor QCD

  7. AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPOSITE STEP BICONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD

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    Bank, Randolph E.

    under contract DAAL03­91­G­0150. Part of this work was completed during a visit to the Computer Science by computing only a subset of the iterates. We show that 2 \\Theta 2 composite steps can cure breakdowns@ucsd.edu. The work of this author was supported by the Office of Naval Research under contract N00014­89J­1440. y

  8. Hydrogenation of O and OH on Pt(111): A comparison between the reaction rates of the first and the second hydrogen addition steps

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    Näslund, L.-Å., E-mail: lars-ake.naslund@liu.se [Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States)

    2014-03-14

    The formation of water through hydrogenation of oxygen on platinum occurs at a surprisingly low reaction rate. The reaction rate limited process for this catalytic reaction is, however, yet to be settled. In the present work, the reaction rates of the first and the second hydrogen addition steps are compared when hydrogen is obtained through intense synchrotron radiation that induces proton production in a water overlayer on top of the adsorbed oxygen species. A substantial amount of the produced hydrogen diffuses to the platinum surface and promotes water formation at the two starting conditions O/Pt(111) and (H{sub 2}O+OH)/Pt(111). The comparison shows no significant difference in the reaction rate between the first and the second hydrogen addition steps, which indicates that the rate determining process of the water formation from oxygen on Pt(111) is neither the first nor the second H addition step or, alternatively, that both H addition steps exert rate control.

  9. Primordial features due to a step in the inflaton potential

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    Hazra, Dhiraj Kumar; Sriramkumar, L. [Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Allahabad 211 019 (India); Aich, Moumita; Souradeep, Tarun [IUCAA, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 (India); Jain, Rajeev Kumar, E-mail: dhiraj@hri.res.in, E-mail: moumita@iucaa.ernet.in, E-mail: rajeev.jain@unige.ch, E-mail: sriram@hri.res.in, E-mail: tarun@iucaa.ernet.in [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva, 24 Quai Ernest-Ansermet, CH-1211, Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

    2010-10-01

    Certain oscillatory features in the primordial scalar power spectrum are known to provide a better fit to the outliers in the cosmic microwave background data near the multipole moments of l = 22 and 40. These features are usually generated by introducing a step in the popular, quadratic potential describing the canonical scalar field. Such a model will be ruled out, if the tensors remain undetected at a level corresponding to a tensor-to-scalar ratio of, say, r ? 0.1. In this work, in addition to the popular quadratic potential, we investigate the effects of the step in a small field model and a tachyon model. With possible applications to future datasets (such as PLANCK) in mind, we evaluate the tensor power spectrum exactly, and include its contribution in our analysis. We compare the models with the WMAP (five as well as seven-year), the QUaD and the ACBAR data. As expected, a step at a particular location and of a suitable magnitude and width is found to improve the fit to the outliers (near l = 22 and 40) in all these cases. We point out that, if the tensors prove to be small (say, r?<0.01), the quadratic potential and the tachyon model will cease to be viable, and more attention will need to be paid to examples such as the small field models.

  10. Recent Steps Towards a Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor with Results from the JET Tokamak Device

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    Recent Steps Towards a Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor with Results from the JET Tokamak Device

  11. Finite quantum dissipation: the challenge of obtaining specific heat

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    Peter Hänggi; Gert-Ludwig Ingold; Peter Talkner

    2008-05-26

    We consider a free particle coupled with finite strength to a bath and investigate the evaluation of its specific heat. A harmonic oscillator bath of Drude type with cutoff frequency omega_D is employed to model an ohmic friction force with dissipation strength gamma. Two scenarios for obtaining specific heat are presented. The first one uses the measurement of the kinetic energy of the free particle while the second one is based on the reduced partition function. Both descriptions yield results which are consistent with the Third Law of thermodynamics. Nevertheless, the two methods produce different results that disagree even in their leading quantum corrections at high temperatures. We also consider the regime where the cutoff frequency is smaller than the friction strength, i.e. omega_Dspecific heat based on the thermodynamic prescription becomes negative. This anomaly is rooted in an ill-defined density of states of the damped free particle which assumes unphysical negative values when gamma/omega_D>1.

  12. Noise correction of turbulent spectra obtained from Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters

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    Durgesh, Vibhav; Thomson, Jim; Richmond, Marshall C.; Polagye, Brian

    2014-03-02

    Accurately estimated auto-spectral density functions are essential for characterization of turbulent flows, and they also have applications in computational fluid dynamics modeling, site and inflow characterization for hydrokinetic turbines, and inflow turbulence generation. The Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) provides single-point temporally resolved data, that are used to characterize turbulent flows in rivers, seas, and oceans. However, ADV data are susceptible to contamination from various sources, including instrument noise, which is the intrinsic limit to the accuracy of acoustic velocity measurements. Due to the presence of instrument noise, the spectra obtained are altered at high frequencies. The focus of this study is to develop a robust and effective method for accurately estimating auto-spectral density functions from ADV data by reducing or removing the spectral contribution derived from instrument noise. For this purpose, the “Noise Auto-Correlation” (NAC) approach was developed, which exploits the correlation properties of instrument noise to identify and remove its contribution from spectra. The spectra estimated using the NAC approach exhibit increased fidelity and a slope of -5/3 in the inertial range, which is typically observed for turbulent flows. Finally, this study also compares the effectiveness of low-pass Gaussian filters in removing instrument noise with that of the NAC approach. For the data used in this study, both the NAC and Gaussian filter approaches are observed to be capable of removing instrument noise at higher frequencies from the spectra. However, the NAC results are closer to the expected frequency power of -5/3 in the inertial sub-range.

  13. Capillary-driven flow induced by a stepped perturbation atop a viscous film

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    Thomas Salez; Joshua D. McGraw; Oliver Bäumchen; Kari Dalnoki-Veress; Élie Raphaël

    2012-10-22

    Thin viscous liquid films driven by capillarity are well described in the lubrication theory through the thin film equation. In this article, we present an analytical solution of this equation for a particular initial profile: a stepped perturbation. This initial condition allows a linearization of the problem making it amenable to Fourier analysis. The solution is obtained and characterized. As for a temperature step in the heat equation, self-similarity of the first kind of the full evolution is demonstrated and a long-term expression for the excess free energy is derived. In addition, hydrodynamical fields are described. The solution is then compared to experimental profiles from a model system: a polystyrene nanostep above the glass transition temperature which flows due to capillarity. The excellent agreement enables a precise measurement of the capillary velocity for this polymeric liquid, without involving any numerical simulation. More generally, as these results hold for any viscous system driven by capillarity, the present solution may provide a useful tool in hydrodynamics of thin viscous films.

  14. Multiple time step molecular dynamics in the optimized isokinetic ensemble steered with the molecular theory of solvation: Accelerating with advanced extrapolation of effective solvation forces

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    Omelyan, Igor, E-mail: omelyan@ualberta.ca, E-mail: omelyan@icmp.lviv.ua [National Institute for Nanotechnology, 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada) [National Institute for Nanotechnology, 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G8 (Canada); Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 1 Svientsitskii Street, Lviv 79011 (Ukraine); Kovalenko, Andriy, E-mail: andriy.kovalenko@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca [National Institute for Nanotechnology, 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada) [National Institute for Nanotechnology, 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G8 (Canada)

    2013-12-28

    We develop efficient handling of solvation forces in the multiscale method of multiple time step molecular dynamics (MTS-MD) of a biomolecule steered by the solvation free energy (effective solvation forces) obtained from the 3D-RISM-KH molecular theory of solvation (three-dimensional reference interaction site model complemented with the Kovalenko-Hirata closure approximation). To reduce the computational expenses, we calculate the effective solvation forces acting on the biomolecule by using advanced solvation force extrapolation (ASFE) at inner time steps while converging the 3D-RISM-KH integral equations only at large outer time steps. The idea of ASFE consists in developing a discrete non-Eckart rotational transformation of atomic coordinates that minimizes the distances between the atomic positions of the biomolecule at different time moments. The effective solvation forces for the biomolecule in a current conformation at an inner time step are then extrapolated in the transformed subspace of those at outer time steps by using a modified least square fit approach applied to a relatively small number of the best force-coordinate pairs. The latter are selected from an extended set collecting the effective solvation forces obtained from 3D-RISM-KH at outer time steps over a broad time interval. The MTS-MD integration with effective solvation forces obtained by converging 3D-RISM-KH at outer time steps and applying ASFE at inner time steps is stabilized by employing the optimized isokinetic Nosé-Hoover chain (OIN) ensemble. Compared to the previous extrapolation schemes used in combination with the Langevin thermostat, the ASFE approach substantially improves the accuracy of evaluation of effective solvation forces and in combination with the OIN thermostat enables a dramatic increase of outer time steps. We demonstrate on a fully flexible model of alanine dipeptide in aqueous solution that the MTS-MD/OIN/ASFE/3D-RISM-KH multiscale method of molecular dynamics steered by effective solvation forces allows huge outer time steps up to tens of picoseconds without affecting the equilibrium and conformational properties, and thus provides a 100- to 500-fold effective speedup in comparison to conventional MD with explicit solvent. With the statistical-mechanical 3D-RISM-KH account for effective solvation forces, the method provides efficient sampling of biomolecular processes with slow and/or rare solvation events such as conformational transitions of hydrated alanine dipeptide with the mean life times ranging from 30 ps up to 10 ns for “flip-flop” conformations, and is particularly beneficial for biomolecular systems with exchange and localization of solvent and ions, ligand binding, and molecular recognition.

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  16. Dirac Quantum Cellular Automaton from Split-step Quantum Walk

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    Arindam Mallick; C. M. Chandrashekar

    2015-09-29

    Simulations of one quantum system by an other has an implications in realization of quantum machine that can imitate any quantum systems and solve problems that are not accessible to classical computers. One of the approach to engineer quantum simulations is to discretize the space-time degree of freedom in quantum dynamics and define the quantum cellular automata (QCA), a local unitary update rule on a lattice. Different models of QCA are constructed using different set of conditions which are not uniquely defined. The form of the operators in these model are not always in implementable configuration on an other system. Here, starting from a split-step discrete-time quantum walk (DTQW) which are uniquely defined for experimental implementation, we recover the Dirac quantum cellular automaton (DQCA). This will bridge the connection between Dirac equation(DE)-DQCA-DTQW and eliminate the explicit use of invariance, symmetries and limiting range of parameter to establish the connections. For a combination of parameters defining the split-step DTQW, we will show the recovery of all the fine oscillation of the probability distribution in position observed in DQCA but not in conventional DTQW. We will also present the Zitterbewegung oscillations and quantify the entanglement as a function of that parameters that define split-step DTQW. The unique definition of DTQW along with the parameter tuneability demonstrated in experimental implementation will establish it as an efficient tool to design quantum simulator with access to different physical regime and approach quantum field theory from principles of quantum information theory.

  17. Step-wise supercritical extraction of carbonaceous residua

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    Warzinski, Robert P. (Venetia, PA)

    1987-01-01

    A method of fractionating a mixture containing high boiling carbonaceous material and normally solid mineral matter includes processing with a plurality of different supercritical solvents. The mixture is treated with a first solvent of high critical temperature and solvent capacity to extract a large fraction as solute. The solute is released as liquid from solvent and successively treated with other supercritical solvents of different critical values to extract fractions of differing properties. Fractionation can be supplemented by solute reflux over a temperature gradient, pressure let down in steps and extractions at varying temperature and pressure values.

  18. Apparent Fracture in Polymeric Fluids under Step Shear

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    Okpeafoh S. Agimelen; Peter D. Olmsted

    2013-05-16

    Recent step strain experiments in well-entangled polymeric liquids demonstrated a bulk fracture-like phenomenon. We have studied this instability using a modern version of the Doi-Edwards theory for entangled polymers, and we find close quantitative agreement with the experiments. The phenomenon occurs because the viscoelastic liquid is sheared into a rubbery state that possesses an elastic constitutive instability (Marrucci and Grizzuti, 1983). The fracture is a transient manifestation of this instability, which relies on the amplification of spatially inhomogeneous fluctuations. This mechanism differs from fracture in glassy materials and dense suspensions.

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  20. Our Next Two Steps for Fukushima Daiichi Muon Tomography

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    Miyadera, Haruo

    2012-04-11

    After the vast disasters caused by the great earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan, we proposed applying our Muon Tomography (MT) technique to help and improve the emergency situation at Fukushima Daiichi using cosmic-ray muons. A reactor-tomography team was formed at LANL which was supported by the Laboratory as a response to a request by the former Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan. Our goal is to help the Japanese people and support remediation of the reactors. At LANL, we have carried out a proof-of-principle technical demonstration and simulation studies that established the feasibility of MT to image a reactor core. This proposal covers the next two critical steps for Fukushima Daiichi Muon Imaging: (1) undertake case study mock-up experiments of Fukushima Daiichi, and (2) system optimization. We requested funding to the US and Japanese government to assess damage of reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The two steps will bring our project to the 'ready-to-go' level.

  1. Oxidation of step edges on vicinal 4H-SiC(0001) surfaces

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    Li, Wenbo; Zhu, Qiaozhi; Wang, Dejun, E-mail: dwang121@dlut.edu.cn [School of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [School of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Zhao, Jijun [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), College of Advanced Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), College of Advanced Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China)

    2013-11-18

    The oxidation processes of stepped SiC(0001) surfaces are studied within the ab initio atomistic thermodynamics approach. Our calculations show that a one-dimensional -Si-O- chain structure as a precursor for oxide growth on stepped SiC surfaces is formed along the step edge, promoting further oxidation of the step edges. Following the modified Deal-Grove oxidation model, we also find that the oxidation rate at steps is higher than that at terraces by three orders of magnitude. These findings give a reasonable explanation for the oxide thickness fluctuation between the step and the terrace observed in the previous experiments.

  2. Method and apparatus for single-stepping coherence events in a multiprocessor system under software control

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    Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Salapura, Valentina (Chappaqua, NY)

    2010-11-02

    An apparatus and method are disclosed for single-stepping coherence events in a multiprocessor system under software control in order to monitor the behavior of a memory coherence mechanism. Single-stepping coherence events in a multiprocessor system is made possible by adding one or more step registers. By accessing these step registers, one or more coherence requests are processed by the multiprocessor system. The step registers determine if the snoop unit will operate by proceeding in a normal execution mode, or operate in a single-step mode.

  3. One-step method for the production of nanofluids

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    Kostic, Milivoje (Sycamore, IL); Golubovic, Mihajlo (Chicago, IL); Hull, John (Downers Grove, IL); Choi, Stephen U. S. (Naperville, IL)

    2011-08-16

    A one step method and system for producing nanofluids by a nanoparticle-source evaporation and deposition of the evaporant into a base fluid. The base fluid such oil or ethylene glycol is placed in a rotating cylindrical drum having an adjustable heater-boat-evaporator and heat exchanger-cooler apparatus. As the drum rotates, a thin liquid layer is formed on the inside surface of the drum. An insulated heater-boat-evaporator having an evaporant material (nanoparticle-source) placed within its boat evaporator is adjustably positioned near a portion of the rotating thin liquid layer, the evaporant material being heated thereby evaporating a portion of the evaporant material and forming nanoparticles, the nanoparticles absorbed by the liquid film to form nanofluid.

  4. One-step method for the production of nanofluids

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    Kostic, Milivoje (Chicago, IL); Golubovic, Mihajlo (Chicago, IL); Hull, John R. (Downers Grove, IL); Choi, Stephen U. S. (Napersville, IL)

    2010-05-18

    A one step method and system for producing nanofluids by a particle-source evaporation and deposition of the evaporant into a base fluid. The base fluid such (i.e. ethylene glycol) is placed in a rotating cylindrical drum having an adjustable heater-boat-evaporator and heat exchanger-cooler apparatus. As the drum rotates, a thin liquid layer is formed on the inside surface of the drum. A heater-boat-evaporator having an evaporant material (particle-source) placed within its boat evaporator is adjustably positioned near a portion of the rotating thin liquid layer, the evaporant material being heated thereby evaporating a portion of the evaporant material, the evaporated material absorbed by the liquid film to form nanofluid.

  5. Two-step polarization reversal in biased ferroelectrics

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    Daniels, John E., E-mail: j.daniels@unsw.edu.au; Ukritnukun, Supphatuch; Glaum, Julia [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 (Australia); Cozzan, Clayton [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 (Australia); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Tutuncu, Goknur; Dosch, Chris [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Andrieux, Jerome [Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, LMI -UMR CNRS n°5615, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble 38000 (France); Jo, Wook [School of Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering, UNIST, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of); Jones, Jacob L. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States)

    2014-06-14

    Polarization reversal in polycrystalline ferroelectrics is shown to occur via two distinct and sequential domain reorientation steps. This reorientation sequence, which cannot be readily discriminated in the overall sample polarization, is made apparent using time-resolved high-energy x-ray diffraction. Upon application of electric fields opposite to the initial poling direction, two unique and significantly different time constants are observed. The first (faster time constant) is shown to be derived by the release of a residual stress due to initial electrical biasing and the second (slower time constant) due to the redevelopment of residual stress during further domain wall motion. A modified domain reorientation model is given that accurately describes the domain volume fraction evolution during the reversal process.

  6. Design of a variable reluctance asymmetric stepping millimotor

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    GARCIA,ERNEST J.; GREENWOOD,WILLIAM H.; OLIVER,ANDREW D.

    2000-06-01

    This paper reports on the design, simulation, and preliminary testing of a three phase variable reluctance stepping motor. This motor is pancake-shaped with an overall outside diameter of 8 mm and a height of 3 mm. The outside diameter of the rotor is 4.7 mm. The rotor and stators occupy 2 mm of the height with the remaining 1 mm reserved for a 6:1 planetary gear reductor. The rotor and stators were constructed of Hyperco 50 using conventional miniature machining. The reductor was assembled using copper and PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) components that were constructed using the LIGA (Lithographic Galvanoformung Abformung) microfabrication process. The maximum measured stall torque of the motor without the reductor is 0.47mNm at 4W and the maximum speed is 2,400 rpm.

  7. Avoid the Tsunami of the Dirac sea in the Imaginary Time Step method

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    Ying Zhang; Haozhao Liang; Jie Meng

    2009-05-15

    The discrete single-particle spectra in both the Fermi and Dirac sea have been calculated by the imaginary time step (ITS) method for the Schr\\"{o}dinger-like equation after avoiding the "tsunami" of the Dirac sea, i.e., the diving behavior of the single-particle level into the Dirac sea in the direct application of the ITS method for the Dirac equation. It is found that by the transform from the Dirac equation to the Schr\\"{o}dinger-like equation, the single-particle spectra, which extend from the positive to the negative infinity, can be separately obtained by the ITS evolution in either the Fermi sea or the Dirac sea. Identical results with those in the conventional shooting method have been obtained via the ITS evolution for the equivalent Schr\\"{o}dinger-like equation, which demonstrates the feasibility, practicality and reliability of the present algorithm and dispels the doubts on the ITS method in the relativistic system.

  8. Switched-capacitor step-down rectifier for low-voltage power conversion

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    Li, Wei

    This paper presents a switched-capacitor rectifier that provides step down voltage conversion from an ac input voltage to a dc output. Coupled with current-drive source, low-loss and high step-down rectification is realized. ...

  9. Step-Stress Accelerated Degradation Testing (SSADT) for Photovoltaic (PV) Devices and Cells (Presentation)

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    Lee, J.; Elmore, R.; Suh, C.; Jones, W.

    2010-10-01

    Presentation on step-stress accelerated degradation testing (SSADT) for photovoltaics (PV). Developed are a step-stress degradation test (SSADT) for PV reliability tests and a lifetime prediction model for PV products.

  10. U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Poneman Announces New Steps to Support...

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    U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Poneman Announces New Steps to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Poneman Announces New Steps to Support Clean Energy...

  11. Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest...

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    Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest in a New Wind Energy System Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest in a New Wind Energy System...

  12. Department of Energy to Take Steps to Remove ENERGY STAR Label...

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    to Take Steps to Remove ENERGY STAR Label on Certain LG Refrigerator-Freezer Models Department of Energy to Take Steps to Remove ENERGY STAR Label on Certain LG...

  13. April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project...

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    Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process March 26, 2014 - 7:12pm...

  14. Creation of a State Tax Court Would Be a Step Backwards for Taxpayers

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    Bonetto, Gerald M.

    2010-01-01

    a Step Backwards for Taxpayers Gerald M. Bonetto CaliforniaA California Tax Court: A Step Backwards for Taxpayersand taxpayer. A taxpayer should be able to seek a ruling

  15. STEP 1: COMPLETE STUDENT INFORMATION TO ENROLL Last Name First MI Net ID CU ID #

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    Danforth, Bryan Nicholas

    University 363 Uris Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-7601 inequality@cornell.edu www.cornell.inequality.edu STEP 3

  16. Steps for Using the EAR Part 732-page 1 Export Administration Regulations

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    Bernstein, Daniel

    Steps for Using the EAR Part 732-page 1 Export Administration Regulations §732.1 STEPS OVERVIEW (a requirements such as clearing your export with the U.S. Customs Service, keeping records, and completing and will be of help to you in reviewing these steps: (1) What is it? What an item is, for export control purposes

  17. StepGreen.org: Increasing energy saving behaviors via social networks Jennifer Mankoff1

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    Mankoff, Jennifer

    StepGreen.org: Increasing energy saving behaviors via social networks Jennifer Mankoff1 , Susan R and evaluation of StepGreen.org, a site intended to promote energy-saving behaviors. We present the results of StepGreen.org (Figure 1), a site intended to motivate people to make energy-reducing changes

  18. A Long Step Cutting Plane Algorithm That Uses the Volumetric Barrier 1 Srinivasan Ramaswamy

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    Mitchell, John E.

    A Long Step Cutting Plane Algorithm That Uses the Volumetric Barrier 1 Srinivasan Ramaswamy ramass­cutting plane long step methods based on the volumetric barrier, but it is however worse than Vaidya's original. This has a complexity of O(n 1.5 Lp log p) quasi Newton steps. Key words: Cutting plane, volumetric center

  19. Emergency Procedures for Security Personnel Procedural Steps for Emergency Response

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    Olsen, Stephen L.

    for Security personnel for information, direction, and primary on-sight authoritative representation. b) Information. Security Officers must obtain as much pertinent information as possible in an expeditious manner notification process. Security Officer discretion in reacting to and disseminating information is critical

  20. Deep Trench Capacitor based Step-up and Step-down DC/DC Converters in 32nm SOI with Opportunistic

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    Sapatnekar, Sachin

    Deep Trench Capacitor based Step-up and Step-down DC/DC Converters in 32nm SOI with Opportunistic domains. Using ultra-high density deep trench capacitors, we are able to achieve an output power density-power domain scenario by implementing a bi-directional opportunistic current borrowing scheme. Deep trench

  1. Step-By-Step Procedure on how to Request Advertisements in UH Shuttles 1. REVIEW POLICY -Read the Shuttle Bus Advertising Program policy available online

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    Glasser, Adrian

    Step-By-Step Procedure on how to Request Advertisements in UH Shuttles 1. REVIEW POLICY - Read the Shuttle Bus Advertising Program policy available online http://www.uh.edu/pts/pdfs/UHShuttleAdvertisingPolicy.pdf 2. COMPLETE APPLICATION - Complete the Request for UH Shuttle Advertising application available

  2. One dimensional surface profilometry by analyzing the Fresnel diffraction pattern from a step

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    Osanloo, Soghra

    2013-01-01

    When a coherent quasi-monochromatic light is reflected from a step, a diffraction pattern is formed that can be described by Fresnel-Kirchhoff integral and visibility of the fringes depends on the height of the step. In this paper, it is shown that the Fresnel diffraction from a step can be described by an interference-like formula. A relationship is derived between the visibility of the diffraction pattern from 1D step and the step height. Finally, a novel method is presented for 1D surface testing. The theoretical and experimental results are presented.

  3. Diagnostic and Prognostic Models for Generator Step-Up Transformers

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    Vivek Agarwal; Nancy J. Lybeck; Binh T. Pham

    2014-09-01

    In 2014, the online monitoring (OLM) of active components project under the Light Water Reactor Sustainability program at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) focused on diagnostic and prognostic capabilities for generator step-up transformers. INL worked with subject matter experts from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to augment and revise the GSU fault signatures previously implemented in the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) Fleet-Wide Prognostic and Health Management (FW-PHM) Suite software. Two prognostic models were identified and implemented for GSUs in the FW-PHM Suite software. INL and EPRI demonstrated the use of prognostic capabilities for GSUs. The complete set of fault signatures developed for GSUs in the Asset Fault Signature Database of the FW-PHM Suite for GSUs is presented in this report. Two prognostic models are described for paper insulation: the Chendong model for degree of polymerization, and an IEEE model that uses a loading profile to calculates life consumption based on hot spot winding temperatures. Both models are life consumption models, which are examples of type II prognostic models. Use of the models in the FW-PHM Suite was successfully demonstrated at the 2014 August Utility Working Group Meeting, Idaho Falls, Idaho, to representatives from different utilities, EPRI, and the Halden Research Project.

  4. A massively parallel fractional step solver for incompressible flows

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    Houzeaux, G. Vazquez, M. Aubry, R. Cela, J.M.

    2009-09-20

    This paper presents a parallel implementation of fractional solvers for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations using an algebraic approach. Under this framework, predictor-corrector and incremental projection schemes are seen as sub-classes of the same class, making apparent its differences and similarities. An additional advantage of this approach is to set a common basis for a parallelization strategy, which can be extended to other split techniques or to compressible flows. The predictor-corrector scheme consists in solving the momentum equation and a modified 'continuity' equation (namely a simple iteration for the pressure Schur complement) consecutively in order to converge to the monolithic solution, thus avoiding fractional errors. On the other hand, the incremental projection scheme solves only one iteration of the predictor-corrector per time step and adds a correction equation to fulfill the mass conservation. As shown in the paper, these two schemes are very well suited for massively parallel implementation. In fact, when compared with monolithic schemes, simpler solvers and preconditioners can be used to solve the non-symmetric momentum equations (GMRES, Bi-CGSTAB) and to solve the symmetric continuity equation (CG, Deflated CG). This gives good speedup properties of the algorithm. The implementation of the mesh partitioning technique is presented, as well as the parallel performances and speedups for thousands of processors.

  5. Step-Stress Accelerated Degradation Testing for Solar Reflectors: Preprint

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    Jones, W.; Elmore, R.; Lee, J.; Kennedy, C.

    2011-09-01

    To meet the challenge to reduce the cost of electricity generated with concentrating solar power (CSP) new low-cost reflector materials are being developed including metalized polymer reflectors and must be tested and validated against appropriate failure mechanisms. We explore the application of testing methods and statistical inference techniques for quantifying estimates and improving lifetimes of concentrating solar power (CSP) reflectors associated with failure mechanisms initiated by exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) part of the solar spectrum. In general, a suite of durability and reliability tests are available for testing a variety of failure mechanisms where the results of a set are required to understand overall lifetime of a CSP reflector. We will focus on the use of the Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System (UAWS) as a testing device for assessing various degradation patterns attributable to accelerated UV exposure. Depending on number of samples, test conditions, degradation and failure patterns, test results may be used to derive insight into failure mechanisms, associated physical parameters, lifetimes and uncertainties. In the most complicated case warranting advanced planning and statistical inference, step-stress accelerated degradation (SSADT) methods may be applied.

  6. Dirac Quantum Cellular Automaton from Split-step Quantum Walk

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    Mallick, Arindam

    2015-01-01

    Simulations of one quantum system by an other has an implications in realization of quantum machine that can imitate any quantum systems and solve problems that are not accessible to classical computers. One of the approach to engineer quantum simulations is to discretize the space-time degree of freedom in quantum dynamics and define the quantum cellular automata (QCA), a local unitary update rule on a lattice. Different models of QCA are constructed using different set of conditions which are not uniquely defined. The form of the operators in these model are not always in implementable configuration on an other system. Here, starting from a split-step discrete-time quantum walk (DTQW) which are uniquely defined for experimental implementation, we recover the Dirac quantum cellular automaton (DQCA). This will bridge the connection between Dirac equation(DE)-DQCA-DTQW and eliminate the explicit use of invariance, symmetries and limiting range of parameter to establish the connections. For a combination of par...

  7. IR-laser initiated combustion -- A step toward complete combustion

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    Laghai, A.; Nabavi, S.H.; Servati, H.B.; Syed, F.

    1996-09-01

    The new global environmental regulations for reducing the engine emissions from both moving and stationary sources, as well as improvement in fuel economy are the major motifs to obtain a perfect combustion process and exhaust aftertreatment methods. Infrared (IR)-Laser initiated combustion provides a very high initial temperature, which produces propagation of a turbulent thermopressure pulse that results in a fast burning and improved combustion. The role of IR is to maximize the heat generation efficiency.

  8. Two-step asymptotics of scaled Dunkl processes

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    Sergio Andraus; Seiji Miyashita

    2014-12-09

    Dunkl processes are generalizations of Brownian motion obtained by using the differential-difference operators known as Dunkl operators as a replacement of spatial partial derivatives in the heat equation. Special cases of these processes include Dyson's Brownian motion model and the Wishart-Laguerre eigenvalue processes, which are well-known in random matrix theory. It is known that the dynamics of Dunkl processes is obtained by transforming the heat kernel using Dunkl's intertwining operator. It is also known that, under an appropriate scaling, their distribution function converges to a steady-state distribution which depends only on the coupling parameter $\\beta$ as the process time $t$ tends to infinity. We study scaled Dunkl processes starting from an arbitrary initial distribution, and we derive expressions for the intertwining operator in order to calculate the asymptotics of the distribution function in two limiting situations. In the first one, $\\beta$ is fixed and $t$ tends to infinity (approach to the steady state), and in the second one, $t$ is fixed and $\\beta$ tends to infinity (strong-coupling limit). We obtain the deviations from the limiting distributions in both of the above situations, and we find that they are caused by the two different mechanisms which drive the process, namely, the drift and exchange mechanisms. We find that the deviation due to the drift mechanism decays as $t^{-1}$, while the deviation due to the exchange mechanism decays as $t^{-1/2}$.

  9. General Methods for Syntheses MODIFY AS APPROPRIATE All chemicals were obtained from commercial suppliers and used

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    Burgess, Kevin

    suppliers and used without further purification. Dichloromethane was obtained anhydrous by distillation over indicated. All chemicals were obtained from commercial suppliers and used without further purification. N2

  10. One-step room temperature synthesis of very small ?-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    Moscoso-Londoño, O.; Carrião, M.S.; Cosio-Castañeda, C.; Bilovol, V.; Sánchez, R. Martínez; Lede, E.J.; Socolovsky, L.M.; Martínez-García, R.

    2013-09-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • One-step synthesis of 3 nm maghemite nanoparticles is reported. • Maghemite nanoparticles can be synthesized from a ferric solution. • ?-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} NPs can be obtained if the precursor has Fe(III) in tetrahedral interstices. • HR-TEM, Mössbauer, XAFS and magnetometry analysis proved the maghemite existence - Abstract: Very small maghemite nanoparticles (?3 nm) are obtained through a one-step synthesis at room temperature. The fast neutralization reaction of a ferric solution in a basic medium produces an intermediate phase, presumably two-line ferrihydrite, which in oxidizing conditions is transformed to maghemite nanoparticles. The synthesis of maghemite, as final product of the reaction, was characterized by High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HR-TEM), X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS), Mössbauer spectroscopy, and magnetometry. The XAFS technique allowed the analysis of the crystallographic variations into maghemite nanoparticles as a result of modification in its surface/volume ratio. Mössbauer spectroscopy at low temperature (4.2 K) confirms the presence of Fe(III) in tetrahedral and octahedral interstices, in the stoichiometry corresponding to maghemite. The specific magnetization, M vs H (3 K and 300 K, up to 7 T) and temperature dependence of the magnetization (50 Oe by ZFC mode, 2 K ? T ? 300 K) indicate that maghemite nanoparticles of 3 nm are in superparamagnetic state with a blocking temperature close to 36 K.

  11. Analysis on burnup step effect for evaluating reactor criticality and fuel breeding ratio

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    Saputra, Geby; Purnama, Aditya Rizki; Permana, Sidik; Suzuki, Mitsutoshi

    2014-09-30

    Criticality condition of the reactors is one of the important factors for evaluating reactor operation and nuclear fuel breeding ratio is another factor to show nuclear fuel sustainability. This study analyzes the effect of burnup steps and cycle operation step for evaluating the criticality condition of the reactor as well as the performance of nuclear fuel breeding or breeding ratio (BR). Burnup step is performed based on a day step analysis which is varied from 10 days up to 800 days and for cycle operation from 1 cycle up to 8 cycles reactor operations. In addition, calculation efficiency based on the variation of computer processors to run the analysis in term of time (time efficiency in the calculation) have been also investigated. Optimization method for reactor design analysis which is used a large fast breeder reactor type as a reference case was performed by adopting an established reactor design code of JOINT-FR. The results show a criticality condition becomes higher for smaller burnup step (day) and for breeding ratio becomes less for smaller burnup step (day). Some nuclides contribute to make better criticality when smaller burnup step due to individul nuclide half-live. Calculation time for different burnup step shows a correlation with the time consuming requirement for more details step calculation, although the consuming time is not directly equivalent with the how many time the burnup time step is divided.

  12. Stepped Impedance Resonators in Triple Band Bandpass Filter Design for Wireless Communication Systems

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    Eroglu, Abdullah [ORNL

    2010-01-01

    Triple band microstrip tri-section bandpass filter using stepped impedance resonators (SIRs) is designed, simulated, built, and measured using hair pin structure. The complete design procedure is given from analytical stage to implementation stage with details The coupling between SIRs is investigated for the first time in detail by studying their effect on the filter characteristics including bandwidth, and attenuation to optimize the filter perfomance. The simulation of the filler is performed using method of moment based 2.5D planar electromagnetic simulator The filter is then implemented on RO4003 material and measured The simulation, and measured results are compared and found to be my close. The effect of coupling on the filter performance is then investigated using electromagnetic simulator It is shown that the coupling effect between SIRs can be used as a design knob to obtain a bandpass Idler with a better performance jar the desired frequency band using the proposed filter topology The results of this work can used in wireless communication systems where multiple frequency bandy are needed

  13. Single-Step Ironmaking from Ore to Improve Energy Efficiency

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    S.K. Kawatra; B. Anamerie; T.C. Eisele

    2005-10-01

    The pig iron nugget process was developed as an alternative to the traditional blast furnace process by Kobe Steel. The process aimed to produce pig iron nuggets, which have similar chemical and physical properties to blast furnace pig iron, in a single step. The pig iron nugget process utilizes coal instead of coke and self reducing and fluxing dried green balls instead of pellets and sinters. In this process the environmental emissions caused by coke and sinter production, and energy lost between pellet induration (heat hardening) and transportation to the blast furnace can be eliminated. The objectives of this research were to (1) produce pig iron nuggets in the laboratory, (2) characterize the pig iron nugget produced and compare them with blast furnace pig iron, (3) investigate the furnace temperature and residence time effects on the pig iron nugget production, and (4) optimize the operational furnace temperatures and residence times. The experiments involved heat treatment of self reducing and fluxing dried green balls at various furnace temperatures and residence times. Three chemically and physically different products were produced after the compete reduction of iron oxides to iron depending on the operational furnace temperatures and/or residence times. These products were direct reduced iron (DRI), transition direct reduced iron (TDRI), and pig iron nuggets. The increase in the carbon content of the system as a function of furnace temperature and/or residence time dictated the formation of these products. The direct reduced iron, transition direct reduced iron, and pig iron nuggets produced were analyzed for their chemical composition, degree of metallization, apparent density, microstructure and microhardness. In addition, the change in the carbon content of the system with the changing furnace temperature and/or residence time was detected by optical microscopy and Microhardness measurements. The sufficient carbon dissolution required for the production of pig iron nuggets was determined. It was determined that pig iron nuggets produced had a high apparent density (6.7-7.2 gr/cm3), highly metallized, slag free structure, high iron content (95-97%), high microhardness values (> 325 HVN) and microstructure similar to white cast iron. These properties made them a competitive alternative to blast furnace pig iron.

  14. SU-E-T-209: Independent Dose Calculation in FFF Modulated Fields with Pencil Beam Kernels Obtained by Deconvolution

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    Azcona, J; Burguete, J

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To obtain the pencil beam kernels that characterize a megavoltage photon beam generated in a FFF linac by experimental measurements, and to apply them for dose calculation in modulated fields. Methods: Several Kodak EDR2 radiographic films were irradiated with a 10 MV FFF photon beam from a Varian True Beam (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) linac, at the depths of 5, 10, 15, and 20cm in polystyrene (RW3 water equivalent phantom, PTW Freiburg, Germany). The irradiation field was a 50 mm diameter circular field, collimated with a lead block. Measured dose leads to the kernel characterization, assuming that the energy fluence exiting the linac head and further collimated is originated on a point source. The three-dimensional kernel was obtained by deconvolution at each depth using the Hankel transform. A correction on the low dose part of the kernel was performed to reproduce accurately the experimental output factors. The kernels were used to calculate modulated dose distributions in six modulated fields and compared through the gamma index to their absolute dose measured by film in the RW3 phantom. Results: The resulting kernels properly characterize the global beam penumbra. The output factor-based correction was carried out adding the amount of signal necessary to reproduce the experimental output factor in steps of 2mm, starting at a radius of 4mm. There the kernel signal was in all cases below 10% of its maximum value. With this correction, the number of points that pass the gamma index criteria (3%, 3mm) in the modulated fields for all cases are at least 99.6% of the total number of points. Conclusion: A system for independent dose calculations in modulated fields from FFF beams has been developed. Pencil beam kernels were obtained and their ability to accurately calculate dose in homogeneous media was demonstrated.

  15. How to save money on monthly gas utility bills for public-housing agencies: A simple step-by-step procedure

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    Ryan, R.S.

    1990-01-01

    This manual gives a step-by-step procedure that managers of HUD-associated housing projects can use to buy gas at the wellhead and have it transported to the point of use via the pipeline and the local distribution company. This procedure can be used to reduce the costs of natural gas used at public-housing units. The concept is commonly referred to as 'carriage gas'.

  16. Surface Modified Particles By Multi-Step Addition And Process For The Preparation Thereof

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    Cook, Ronald Lee (Lakewood, CO); Elliott, Brian John (Superior, CO); Luebben, Silvia DeVito (Golden, CO); Myers, Andrew William (Arvada, CO); Smith, Bryan Matthew (Boulder, CO)

    2006-01-17

    The present invention relates to a new class of surface modified particles and to a multi-step surface modification process for the preparation of the same. The multi-step surface functionalization process involves two or more reactions to produce particles that are compatible with various host systems and/or to provide the particles with particular chemical reactivities. The initial step comprises the attachment of a small organic compound to the surface of the inorganic particle. The subsequent steps attach additional compounds to the previously attached organic compounds through organic linking groups.

  17. Cerrito Creek step-pools: An opportunity for restoration and education at Blake Garden

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    Behrends, Nathaniel

    2008-01-01

    Post-Project Assessment of the Alamo Creek Restoration (EastBerkeley campus, East Alamo Creek at the Windemereand stepping- stones. East Alamo Creek Case Study: This

  18. Daily Time Step Simulation with a Priority Order Based Surface Water Allocation Model 

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    Hoffpauir, Richard James

    2011-02-22

    Surface water availability models often use monthly simulation time steps for reasons of data availability, model parameter parsimony, and reduced computational time. Representing realistic streamflow variability, ...

  19. First Steps toward Automated Design of Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    First Steps toward Automated Design of Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic for mechatronic systems. The domain of mechatronic systems includes mixtures of, for example, electrical

  20. Supplemental Material: Analyzing angular distributions for two-step dissociation mechanisms in velocity map imaging

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    Butler, Laurie J.

    Supplemental Material: Analyzing angular distributions for two-step dissociation mechanisms in velocity map imaging D. B. Straus,* L. M. Butler, B. W. Alligood,* and L. J

  1. Continuum Limit of a Step Flow Model of Epitaxial Growth R.V. ...

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    2002-02-08

    We inv estigate this boundary condition by numerical simulation of the step flow ... Monte-Carlo or molecular dynamics models, because of their time eÆciency.

  2. April 23 Webinar to Examine First Two Steps of Tribal Energy...

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    from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will examine the first two steps of the energy project development framework developed by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and the...

  3. Obtaining parsimonious hydraulic conductivity fields using head and transport observations: A Bayesian

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    Barrash, Warren

    Obtaining parsimonious hydraulic conductivity fields using head and transport observations parameter values (hydraulic conductivity in this case) which, in turn, determine flow paths. This work (2009), Obtaining parsimonious hydraulic conductivity fields using head and transport observations

  4. How to Obtain Authorization to Import and/or Export Natural Gas...

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    How to Obtain Authorization to Import andor Export Natural Gas and LNG How to Obtain Authorization to Import andor Export Natural Gas and LNG LNG Exports | Long Terms | Blanket...

  5. U-017: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information

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    A vulnerability was reported in HP MFP Digital Sending Software. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

  6. Simplified Wiener LMS Tracking Automatic Tuning of the Step-Size

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    Simplified Wiener LMS Tracking With Automatic Tuning of the Step-Size Jonas Rutstr¨om March 2005- size for the Simplified Wiener LMS algorithm (SWLMS). When tracking time-varying parameters, variable step-size algorithms, LMS, WLMS. c Jonas Rutstr¨om 2005 This thesis has been prepared using LATEX

  7. Application to EDGE Automatic Tuning of the Step size in WLMS

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    is essential for high receiver performance. The Wiener LMS (WLMS) algorithm is an efficient estimator LMS (VSWLMS) scheme for adaptive tuning of the WLMS design parameters. The Wiener LMS is here combined with variable step-size schemes designed for LMS. The variable step-size LMS is a special case of the VSWLMS

  8. Analyzing Angular Distributions for Two-Step Dissociation Mechanisms in Velocity Map Imaging

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    Butler, Laurie J.

    Analyzing Angular Distributions for Two-Step Dissociation Mechanisms in Velocity Map Imaging Daniel, but that algorithm did not treat the angular distribution of the net velocity vectors. If the initial photolysis step is anisotropic, which is the usual case, the angular distribution of the net velocity vector is affected both

  9. Energy-Based Control of Coronal Biped Balance and Stepping Benjamin J. Stephens

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    Energy-Based Control of Coronal Biped Balance and Stepping Benjamin J. Stephens Carnegie Mellon University Abstract Linear Biped Model Coronal Energy Control Coronal Stepping Control LR L ww Dy Dy D y, an energy controller that regulates periodic motion of the system, and a foot placement controller for push

  10. DSP-Based Field-Oriented Step Motor Control Cleveland State University

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    Simon, Dan

    . The firmware in the SMC3 DSP drives the step motor phase wind- ings using field-oriented control rather than at a given motor winding current (because of their many poles). This is desirable for low-speed position's phase-winding voltages. Section II of this paper provides some background on step motor theory and field

  11. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TOPOLOGY AND HETEROGENEITY AT THE RATE-LIMITING STEP

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    Sosnick, Tobin R.

    UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TOPOLOGY AND HETEROGENEITY AT THE RATE-LIMITING STEP OF THE PROTEIN FOLDING .......................................................................... 2 1.3 Physical processes in protein folding...................................................... 5 of the rate-limiting step in protein folding ...................... 11 1.4.1 Two-state mechanisms and TS

  12. Principal Investigator -Setting up a Project Application Step 1: Click on `Add new'

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    Kent, University of

    on application type Step 4: Complete all relevant data fields · Click on `Save', for the Project Application ID fields are marked with a red asterisk Project App ID will automatically populate when saved. 2 #12;If you' to this question. If you are not sure, please follow the URL to the IS support site. 5 #12;Step 5 a) Save as `DRAFT

  13. A Long Step Cutting Plane Algorithm That Uses the Volumetric Barrier 1 Srinivasan Ramaswamy

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    Mitchell, John E.

    A Long Step Cutting Plane Algorithm That Uses the Volumetric Barrier 1 Srinivasan Ramaswamy ramass. This has a complexity of O(n1.5 Lp log p) quasi Newton steps. Key words: Cutting plane, volumetric center] or ellipsoid [19] and the volumetric center [20]. Since m n , it would be preferable to use a cutting plane

  14. Toward a global space exploration program: A stepping stone approach Pascale Ehrenfreund a,

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    of exploration programs and to safeguard the potential scientific assets of solar system objects. In this reportReview Toward a global space exploration program: A stepping stone approach Pascale Ehrenfreund a to a global space exploration program. The proposed stepping stones are intended to transcend cross

  15. Autocatalytic and cooperatively-stabilized dissociation of water on a stepped platinum surface

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    Donadio, Davide; Site, Luigi Delle; 10.1021/ja308899g

    2012-01-01

    Water-metal interfaces are ubiquitous and play a key role in many chemical processes, from catalysis to corrosion. Whereas water adlayers on atomically flat transition metal surfaces have been investigated in depth, little is known about the chemistry of water on stepped surfaces, commonly occurring in realistic situations. Using first-principles simulations we study the adsorption of water on a stepped platinum surface. We find that water adsorbs preferentially at the step edge, forming linear clusters or chains, stabilized by the cooperative effect of chemical bonds with the substrate and hydrogen bonds. In contrast with flat Pt, at steps water molecules dissociate forming mixed hydroxyl/water structures, through an autocatalytic mechanism promoted by hydrogen bonding. Nuclear quantum effects contribute to stabilize partially dissociated cluster and chains. Together with the recently demonstrated attitude of water chains adsorbed on stepped Pt surfaces to transfer protons via thermally activated hopping, th...

  16. One-step generation of multi-atom Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states in separate cavities via adiabatic passage

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    Si-Yang Hao; Yan Xia; Jie Song; Nguyen Ba An

    2013-01-04

    We propose a scheme to deterministically generate Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states of $N\\geq 3$ atoms trapped in spatially separated cavities connected by optical fibers. The scheme is based on the technique of fractional stimulated Raman adiabatic passage which is one-step in the sense that one needs just wait for the desired entangled state to be generated in the stationary regime. The parametrized shapes of the Rabi frequencies of the classical fields that drive the two end atoms are chosen appropriately to realize the scheme. We also show numerically that the proposed scheme is insensitive to the fluctuations of the pulses' parameters and, at the same time, robust against decoherence caused by the dissipation due to fiber decay. Moreover, a relatively high fidelity can be obtained even in the presence of cavity decay and atomic spontaneous emission.

  17. Effects of the chemomechanical stepping cycle on the traffic of molecular motors

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    Stefan Klumpp; Yan Chai; Reinhard Lipowsky

    2008-10-09

    We discuss effects of the stepping kinetics of molecular motors on their traffic behavior on crowded filaments using a simple two-state chemomechanical cycle. While the general traffic behavior is quite robust with respect to the detailed kinetics of the step, a few observable parameters exhibit a strong dependence on these parameters. Most strikingly, the effective unbinding rate of the motors may both increase and decrease with increasing traffic density, depending on the details of the motor step. Likewise the run length either exhibits a strong decrease or almost no dependence on the traffic density. We compare our theoretical results with recent experimental observations on motor traffic.

  18. Enhanced performance of wearable piezoelectric nanogenerator fabricated by two-step hydrothermal process

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    Qiu, Yu; Lei, Jixue; Yin, Bing; Zhang, Heqiu; Ji, Jiuyu; Hu, Lizhong, E-mail: lizhongh@dlut.edu.cn [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); The Key Laboratory for Micro/Nano Technology and System of Liaoning Province, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Yang, Dechao [Department of Electronic Engineering, Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian 116024 (China); Bian, Jiming; Liu, Yanhong; Zhao, Yu; Luo, Yingmin [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

    2014-03-17

    A simple two-step hydrothermal process was proposed for enhancing the performance of the nanogenerator on flexible and wearable terylene-fabric substrate. With this method, a significant enhancement in output voltage of the nanogenerator from ?10?mV to 7?V was achieved, comparing with the one by conventional one-step process. In addition, another advantage with the devices synthesized by two-step hydrothermal process was that their output voltages are only sensitive to strain rather than strain rate. The devices with a high output voltage have the ability to power common electric devices and will have important applications in flexible electronics and wearable devices.

  19. An algorithm for constrained one-step inversion of spectral CT data

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    Barber, Rina Foygel; Schmidt, Taly Gilat; Pan, Xiaochuan

    2015-01-01

    We develop a primal-dual algorithm that allows for one-step inversion of spectral CT transmission photon counts data to a basis map decomposition. The algorithm allows for image constraints to be enforced on the basis maps during the inversion. The derivation of the algorithm makes use of a local upper bounding quadratic approximation to generate descent steps for non-convex spectral CT data discrepancy terms, combined with a new convex-concave optimization algorithm. Convergence of the algorithm is demonstrated on simulated spectral CT data. Simulations with noise and anthropomorphic phantoms show examples of how to employ the constrained one-step algorithm for spectral CT data.

  20. Complete and submit your ETSU application at: https://jobs.etsu.edu. The system pro-vides step-by-step instructions.

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    Karsai, Istvan

    Complete and submit your ETSU application at: https://jobs.etsu.edu. The system pro- vides step or at your local Tennessee Career Center. If you are a current ETSU employee, you may utilize the Office. The ETSU Office of Human Resources has limited computer Internet access available for use by both current

  1. Step-growth hydrogels crosslinked through grafted polypeptides enable nano- to macroscale synthetic extracellular matrix design

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    Chopko, Caroline Marie

    2015-01-01

    Step-growth hydrogels crosslinked through grafted polypeptides are introduced as a powerful platform for extending the potential of established hydrogel systems, especially for applications in tissue engineering. Gels ...

  2. Department of Energy and FutureGen Alliance Discuss Next Steps...

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    Liquide and the FutureGen Alliance discussed the next steps for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage project in Illinois. The project remains on track for obligation...

  3. EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE’s Electronics Footprint

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is talking big steps to reduce its electronics footprint with exceptional results. EM sites won the majority of awards given to DOE for their outstanding performance in the 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC).

  4. New Collision attacks Against Up To 24step SHA2 Somitra Kumar Sanadhya # and Palash Sarkar

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata, India 700108. somitra r. of India. #12; . The complexity of 24­step SHA­512 attack is improved in comparison to the existing attack

  5. FEATURE ARTICLE The Influence of Catalytic Surfaces on the Barriers to Elementary Surface Reaction Steps

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    Gellman, Andrew J.

    Steps Andrew J. Gellman* Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon UniVersity, Pittsburgh reactions. As examples, the transition state for -hydride elimination in adsorbed alkyl and alkoxy groups -hydride elimination and dehalogenation reactions. 1. Introduction Catalysis science is fundamentally

  6. Two Independent Contributions to Step Variability during Over-Ground Human Walking

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    Collins, Steven H.

    . Collins1* , Arthur D. Kuo2 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon. In contrast, step width variations should have little relation to speed if they are produced more for lateral

  7. Managing Applicants Reference Guide Quick easy steps of Viewing Applications and Changing Workflow States

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    Powers, Robert

    Change* Within a search only the hiring managers assigned to that requisition, or EAD Users and HR Users may change workflow states. Hiring managers actionsManaging Applicants Reference Guide Quick easy steps of Viewing Applications

  8. Robust Two-Step Confidence Sets, and the Trouble with the First Stage F-Statistic

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    Andrews, Isaiah

    2014-09-04

    When weak identification is a concern researchers frequently calculate confidence sets in two steps, first assessing the strength of identification and then, on the basis of this initial assessment, deciding whether to use ...

  9. Edinburgh Research Explorer Cwc21p promotes the second step conformation of the

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    , Barrass, D & Beggs, JD 2015, 'Cwc21p promotes the second step conformation of the spliceosome, , Richard J. Grainger1, , J. Vilardell2,3 , J. David Barrass1 and Jean D. Beggs1,* 1 Wellcome Trust Centre

  10. Horse Theft Awareness and Prevention - 15 Steps to Minimizing Theft of Horses and Equipment 

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    Gibbs, Pete G.

    2003-09-26

    Horse owners can take steps in the management and care of horses, facilities and equipment to minimize the risk of theft. This publication explains 15 ways to prevent horse theft....

  11. A.J. Stewart Smith to step down as Princeton University vice...

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    A.J. Stewart Smith to step down as Princeton University vice president for PPPL in 2016 By John Greenwald July 24, 2015 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook A.J. Stewart...

  12. Experimental response of a rotor supported on Rayleigh step gas bearings 

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    Zhu, Xuehua

    2004-11-15

    Gas bearings enable successful applications in high speed oil-free microturbomachinery. This thesis presents analysis and experiments of the dynamic performance of a rotor supported on Rayleigh step gas bearings. Comprehensive experiments...

  13. Physics 314 (Survey of Astronomy) Exam 3 Please show all significant steps clearly in all problems.

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    Allen, Roland E.

    Physics 314 (Survey of Astronomy) Exam 3 Please show all significant steps clearly in all problems ! v ! ! B (in SI units). You may just assume the general formula for the centripetal force

  14. Physics 314 (Survey of Astronomy) Exam 3 Please show all significant steps clearly in all problems.

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    Allen, Roland E.

    Physics 314 (Survey of Astronomy) Exam 3 Please show all significant steps clearly in all problems to a uniform magnetic field ! B . Recall that the Lorentz force is given by ! F = e ! v ! ! B (in SI units

  15. Numerical simualtion of mixed convection over a three-dimensional horizontal backward-facing step 

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    Barbosa Saldana, Juan Gabriel

    2005-08-29

    -1 NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF MIXED CONVECTION OVER A THREE-DIMENSIONAL HORIZONTAL BACKWARD-FACING STEP A Dissertation by JUAN GABRIEL BARBOSA SALDANA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... ? 2005 JUAN GABRIEL BARBOSA SALDANA ALL RIGHTS RESERVED NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF MIXED CONVECTION OVER A THREE-DIMENSIONAL HORIZONTAL BACKWARD-FACING STEP A Dissertation by JUAN GABRIEL BARBOSA SALDANA Submitted to Texas A...

  16. The Lower Keys marsh rabbit and silver rice rat: steps toward recovery 

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    Perry, Neil Desmond

    2006-10-30

    -1 LOWER KEYS MARSH RABBIT AND THE SILVER RICE RAT: STEPS TOWARDS RECOVERY A Thesis by NEIL DESMOND PERRY 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 August 2006 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences LOWER KEYS MARSH RABBIT AND THE SILVER RICE RAT: STEPS TOWARDS RECOVERY A Thesis by NEIL DESMOND PERRY Submitted to the Office...

  17. The chemistry of minerals obtained from the combustion of Jordanian oil shale

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    Shawabkeh, Reyad A.

    The chemistry of minerals obtained from the combustion of Jordanian oil shale Awni Y. Al was performed on the spent oil shale (oil shale ash) obtained from the combustion of Jordanian oil shale process, minimal fragmentation was encountered since Jordanian oil shale contains large proportions of ash

  18. Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions

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    Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y.; Wang, Yong; Wegeng, Robert S.; Gao, Yufei

    2003-09-09

    Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high heat flux and low pressure drop are described. Improved methods of steam reforming are also provided.

  19. Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions

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    Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y. (Pasco, WA); Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Wegeng, Robert S. (Richland, WA); Gao, Yufei (Kennewick, WA)

    2006-05-16

    Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high heat flux and low pressure drop are described. Improved methods of steam reforming are also provided.

  20. Deuterium Retention in Beryllium Exposed to a 60kV Deuterium Beam ­ Consequences for Next Step Devices

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    Deuterium Retention in Beryllium Exposed to a 60kV Deuterium Beam ­ Consequences for Next Step Devices

  1. A NextSTEPS white paper by: Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D. (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) Program

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    California at Davis, University of

    Ecomagination, and the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (NextSTEPS) consortium for financial supportA NextSTEPS white paper by: Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D. NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) Program UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies February 18, 2015 Final Version

  2. The Texas Two-Step Method: Do-It-Yourself Fire Ant Control for Homes and Neighborhoods 

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    Merchant, Michael E.; Drees, Bastiaan M.

    2006-08-07

    The two-step method is a simple approach to controlling fire ants. The first step is to broadcast a bait insecticide over the entire yard. The second step is to treat individual mounds. The tips in this publication will help you control pesky fire...

  3. Obtaining phonetic transcriptions: a comparison between expert listeners and a continuous speech recognizer. 

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    Wester, Mirjam; Kessens, Judith M; Cucchiarini, Catia; Strik, Helmer

    2001-01-01

    In this article, we address the issue of using a continuous speech recognition tool to obtain phonetic or phonological representations of speech. Two experiments were carried out in which the performance of a continuous ...

  4. Supporting Information All analytical expressions were obtained starting from Equation 3, the tQSSA approximation

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    Mirny, Leonid

    information. All numerical analysis was done in Matlab, starting from the full MAK description of the cycle equations for the given inputs using the ODE23s Matlab function. Finally, the data in Figure 6 was obtained

  5. Temperatures and Natural Gamma-Ray Logs Obtained in 1986 from...

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    and following drilling and possibly to ground shaking associated with present and past seismic activity in the Long Valley region.Natural gamma-ray logs obtained on four...

  6. Investigation of various ways of obtaining output waveforms of CMOS digital circuits by explicit methods 

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    Ong, Lian Wah

    1989-01-01

    INVESTIGATION OF VARIOUS WAYS OF OBTAINING OUTPUT WAVEFORMS OF CMOS DIGITAL CIRCUITS BY EXPLICIT METHODS A Thesis by LIAN WAH ONG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas Agi. M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of iMASTER OF SCIENCE December 1989 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF VARIOUS WAYS OF OBTAINING OUTPUT WAVEFORMS OF CMOS DIGITAL CIRCUITS BY EXPLICIT METHODS A Thesis by LIAN-WAH ONG Approved...

  7. Obtaining statistics of cascading line outages spreading in an electric transmission network from standard utility data

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    Dobson, Ian

    2015-01-01

    We show how to use standard transmission line outage historical data to obtain the network topology in such a way that cascades of line outages can be easily located on the network. Then we obtain statistics quantifying how cascading outages typically spread on the network. Processing real outage data is fundamental for understanding cascading and for evaluating the validity of the many different models and simulations that have been proposed for cascading in power networks.

  8. High density and taper-free boron doped Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} nanowire via two-step growth process

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    Periwal, Priyanka; Salem, Bassem; Bassani, Franck; Baron, Thierry, E-mail: thierry.baron@cea.fr [University of Grenoble Alpes LTM, F-38000 Grenoble, France and CNRS LTM, UMR-5129, F-38000 Grenoble (France); Barnes, Jean-Paul [CEA-Leti, MINATEC Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2014-07-01

    The authors study Au catalyzed chemical vapor growth of Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} alloyed nanowires in the presence of diborane, serving as a dopant precursor. Our experiments reveal that introduction of diborane has a significant effect on doping and morphology. Boron exposure poisons the Au catalyst surface, suppresses catalyst activity, and causes significantly tapered wires, as a result of conformal growth. The authors develop here a two-step method to obtain high density and taper-free boron doped Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} alloy nanowires. The two-step process consists of: (1) growth of a small undoped Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} section and (2) introduction of diborane to form a boron doped Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} section. The catalyst preparation step remarkably influences wire yield, quality and morphology. The authors show that dopant-ratio influences wire resistivity and morphology. Resistivity for high boron doped Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} nanowire is 6 m?-cm. Four probe measurements show that it is possible to dope Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} alloy nanowires with diborane.

  9. A Two-Step Approach to Uncertainty Quantification of Core Simulators

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    Yankov, Artem; Collins, Benjamin; Klein, Markus; Jessee, Matthew A.; Zwermann, Winfried; Velkov, Kiril; Pautz, Andreas; Downar, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    For the multiple sources of error introduced into the standard computational regime for simulating reactor cores, rigorous uncertainty analysis methods are available primarily to quantify the effects of cross section uncertainties. Two methods for propagating cross section uncertainties through core simulators are the XSUSA statistical approach and the “two-step” method. The XSUSA approach, which is based on the SUSA code package, is fundamentally a stochastic sampling method. Alternatively, the two-step method utilizes generalized perturbation theory in the first step and stochastic sampling in the second step. The consistency of these two methods in quantifying uncertainties in the multiplication factor andmore »in the core power distribution was examined in the framework of phase I-3 of the OECD Uncertainty Analysis in Modeling benchmark. With the Three Mile Island Unit 1 core as a base model for analysis, the XSUSA and two-step methods were applied with certain limitations, and the results were compared to those produced by other stochastic sampling-based codes. Based on the uncertainty analysis results, conclusions were drawn as to the method that is currently more viable for computing uncertainties in burnup and transient calculations.« less

  10. Multicanonical Simulations Step by Step

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    Bernd A. Berg

    2002-08-09

    The purpose of this article is to provide a starter kit for multicanonical simulations in statistical physics. Fortran code for the $q$-state Potts model in $d=2, 3,...$ dimensions can be downloaded from the Web and this paper describes simulation results, which are in all details reproducible by running prepared programs. To allow for comparison with exact results, the internal energy, the specific heat, the free energy and the entropy are calculated for the $d=2$ Ising ($q=2$) and the $q=10$ Potts model. % in a temperature range from $T=\\infty$ down to sufficiently low % temperatures, such that the groundstates are included in the sampling. Analysis programs, relying on an all-log jackknife technique, which is suitable for handling sums of very large numbers, are introduced to calculate our final estimators.

  11. One-step aluminium-assisted crystallization of Ge epitaxy on Si by magnetron sputtering

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    Liu, Ziheng, E-mail: ziheng.liu@unsw.edu.au; Hao, Xiaojing; Ho-Baillie, Anita; Green, Martin A. [School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 (Australia)

    2014-02-03

    In this work, one-step aluminium-assisted crystallization of Ge on Si is achieved via magnetron sputtering by applying an in-situ low temperature (50?°C to 150?°C) heat treatment in between Al and Ge depositions. The effect of heat treatment on film properties and the growth mechanism of Ge epitaxy on Si are studied via X-ray diffraction, Raman and transmission electron microscopy analyses. Compared with the conventional two-step process, the one-step aluminium-assisted crystallization requires much lower thermal budget and results in pure Ge epitaxial layer, which may be suitable for use as a virtual substrate for the fabrication of III-V solar cells.

  12. Upstream open loop control of the recirculation area downstream of a backward-facing step

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    Gautier, Nicolas

    2014-01-01

    The flow downstream a backward-facing step is controlled using a pulsed jet placed upstream of the step edge. Experimental velocity fields are computed and used to the recirculation area quantify. The effects of jet amplitude, frequency and duty cycle on this recirculation area are investigated for two Reynolds numbers (Re=2070 and Re=2900). The results of this experimental study demonstrate that upstream actuation can be as efficient as actuation at the step edge when exciting the shear layer at its natural frequency. Moreover it is shown that it is possible to minimize both jet amplitude and duty cycle and still achieve optimal efficiency. With minimal amplitude and a duty-cycle as low as 10\\% the recirculation area is nearly canceled.

  13. Use of aluminum phosphate as the dehydration catalyst in single step dimethyl ether process

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    Peng, Xiang-Dong (Allentown, PA); Parris, Gene E. (Coopersburg, PA); Toseland, Bernard A. (Allentown, PA); Battavio, Paula J. (Allentown, PA)

    1998-01-01

    The present invention pertains to a process for the coproduction of methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) directly from a synthesis gas in a single step (hereafter, the "single step DME process"). In this process, the synthesis gas comprising hydrogen and carbon oxides is contacted with a dual catalyst system comprising a physical mixture of a methanol synthesis catalyst and a methanol dehydration catalyst. The present invention is an improvement to this process for providing an active and stable catalyst system. The improvement comprises the use of an aluminum phosphate based catalyst as the methanol dehydration catalyst. Due to its moderate acidity, such a catalyst avoids the coke formation and catalyst interaction problems associated with the conventional dual catalyst systems taught for the single step DME process.

  14. InGaAs/GaAs (110) quantum dot formation via step meandering

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    Diez-Merino, Laura; Tejedor, Paloma

    2011-07-01

    InGaAs (110) semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) offer very promising prospects as a material base for a new generation of high-speed spintronic devices, such as single electron transistors for quantum computing. However, the spontaneous formation of InGaAs QDs is prevented by two-dimensional (2D) layer-by-layer growth on singular GaAs (110) substrates. In this work we have studied, by using atomic force microscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), the growth of InGaAs/GaAs QDs on GaAs (110) stepped substrates by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), and the modification of the adatom incorporation kinetics to surface steps in the presence of chemisorbed atomic hydrogen. The as-grown QDs exhibit lateral dimensions below 100 nm and emission peaks in the 1.35-1.37 eV range. It has been found that a step meandering instability derived from the preferential attachment of In adatoms to [110]-step edges relative to [11n]-type steps plays a key role in the destabilization of 2D growth that leads to 3D mound formation on both conventional and H-terminated vicinal substrates. In the latter case, the driving force for 3D growth via step meandering is enhanced by H-induced upward mass transport in addition to the lower energy cost associated with island formation on H-terminated substrates, which results in a high density array of InGaAs/GaAs dots selectively nucleated on the terrace apices with reduced lateral dimensions and improved PL efficiency relative to those of conventional MBE-grown samples.

  15. Magnetic Semiconductor Quantum Wells in High Fields to 60 Tesla: Photoluminescence Linewidth Annealing at Magnetization Steps

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    Awschalom, D.D.; Crooker, S.A.; Lyo, S.K.; Rickel, D.G.; Samarth, N.

    1999-05-24

    Magnetic semiconductors offer a unique possibility for strongly tuning the intrinsic alloy disorder potential with applied magnetic field. We report the direct observation of a series of step-like reductions in the magnetic alloy disorder potential in single ZnSe/Zn(Cd,Mn)Se quantum wells between O and 60 Tesla. This disorder, measured through the linewidth of low temperature photoluminescence spectra drops abruptly at -19, 36, and 53 Tesla, in concert with observed magnetization steps. Conventional models of alloy disorder (developed for nonmagnetic semiconductors) reproduce the general shape of the data, but markedly underestimate the size of the linewidth reduction.

  16. Maximizing Efficiency in Two-step Solar-thermochemical Fuel Production

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    Ermanoski, I.

    2015-05-01

    Widespread solar fuel production depends on its economic viability, largely driven by the solar-to-fuel conversion efficiency. Herein, the material and energy requirements in two-step solar-thermochemical cyclesare considered.The need for advanced redox active materials is demonstrated, by considering the oxide mass flow requirements at a large scale. Two approaches are also identified for maximizing the efficiency: optimizing reaction temperatures, and minimizing the pressure in the thermal reduction step by staged thermal reduction. The results show that each approach individually, and especially the two in conjunction, result in significant efficiency gains.

  17. Steps to Establish a Real-Time Transmission Monitoring System for

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Financing ToolInternational Affairs, Before the Committee onEnergyStep by StepStephen

  18. Quantum algorithm for obtaining the energy spectrum of a physical system

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    Hefeng Wang; S. Ashhab; Franco Nori

    2012-06-21

    We present a polynomial-time quantum algorithm for obtaining the energy spectrum of a physical system, i.e. the differences between the eigenvalues of the system's Hamiltonian, provided that the spectrum of interest contains at most a polynomially increasing number of energy levels. A probe qubit is coupled to a quantum register that represents the system of interest such that the probe exhibits a dynamical response only when it is resonant with a transition in the system. By varying the probe's frequency and the system-probe coupling operator, any desired part of the energy spectrum can be obtained. The algorithm can also be used to deterministically prepare any energy eigenstate. As an example, we have simulated running the algorithm and obtained the energy spectrum of the water molecule.

  19. Quantitative comparison of fuel spray images obtained using ultrafast coherent and incoherent double-pulsed illumination

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    Purwar, Harsh; Idlahcen, Saïd; Rozé, Claude; Blaisot, Jean-Bernard; Ménard, Thibault

    2015-01-01

    We present a quantitative comparison between the high-pressure fuel spray images obtained experimentally using classical imaging with coherent and incoherent ultrafast illuminations recorded using a compatible CMOS camera. The ultrafast, incoherent illumination source was extracted from the supercontinuum generated by tightly focusing the femtosecond laser pulses in water. The average velocity maps computed using time-correlated image-pairs and spray edge complexity computed using the average curvature scale space maps are compared for the spray images obtained with the two illumination techniques and also for the numerically simulated spray using the coupled volume of fluid and level set method for interface tracking (direct numerical simulation or DNS). The spray images obtained with supercontinuum-derived, incoherent, ultrafast illumination are clearer, since the artifacts arising due to laser speckles and multiple diffraction effects are largely reduced and show a better correlation with the DNS results.

  20. Process For Cutting Polymers Electrolyte Multi-Layer Batteries And Batteries Obtained Thereby

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    Gauthier, Michel (La Prairie, CA); Lessard, Ginette (Longueuil, CA); Dussault, Gaston (St-Benoit-de-Mirabel, CA); Rouillard, Roger (Beloeil, CA); Simoneau, Martin (Montreal, CA); Miller, Alan Paul (Woodbury, MN)

    2003-09-09

    A stacking of battery laminate is prepared, each battery consisting of anode, polymer electrolyte, cathode films and possibly an insulating film, under conditions suitable to constitute a rigid monoblock assembly, in which the films are unitary with one another. The assembly obtained is thereafter cut in predetermined shape by using a mechanical device without macroscopic deformation of the films constituting the assembly and without inducing permanent short circuits. The battery which is obtained after cutting includes at least one end which appears as a uniform cut, the various films constituting the assembly having undergone no macroscopic deformation, the edges of the films of the anode including an electronically insulating passivation film.

  1. An information-theoretic approach for obtaining property PDFs from macro specifications of microstructural variability

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    Zabaras, Nicholas J.

    statistics of their homogenized plastic properties. This procedure is summarized in Fig. 1 for the case of estimating plastic properties of two-dimensional Al microstructures using grain size and orientation microstructures are interrogated using [1] and the bounds of plastic properties are obtained. The principle

  2. Administrative Procedures for Obtaining Unescorted Access to Radioactive Materials of Concern

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    Jia, Songtao

    -related need". These mandates include fingerprint submission and a Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI to the FBI. The information received back from the FBI will be reviewed and confidentially considered that individual obtained from the FBI for the purpose of assuring correct and complete information. Columbia

  3. Interfacial and colloidal behavior of asphaltenes obtained from Brazilian crude oils

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    Loh, Watson

    Interfacial and colloidal behavior of asphaltenes obtained from Brazilian crude oils Anto and crude oils and discuss the implications of these data on the aggregation, adsorption on solid surfaces Brazilian crude oils. Surface tension measurements in solutions formed by any of these two types

  4. Campus Building Location of centrally owned lockers Contact to obtain a centrally

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    Qu, Rong

    Campus Building Location of centrally owned lockers Contact to obtain a centrally owned locker Number of centrally owned lockers Notes Jubilee Institute of Mental Health Shower room (A11) Building Taylor (Facilities Manager) 6 Drying cabinet next to lockers King's Meadow Main Building Locker rooms

  5. ENERGY SPECTRUM OF PRIMARY COSMIC RAYS ABOVE 1017 OBTAINED USING AKENO 20 KM2

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    OG 6.3-3 ENERGY SPECTRUM OF PRIMARY COSMIC RAYS ABOVE 1017 EV OBTAINED USING AKENO 20 KM2 ARRAY M, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152, Japan . Institute of High Energy Physics, Academia Sinica these showers, 60 of them are initiated by primaries with energies larger than 1019 eV. The energy spectrum

  6. An offer you cannot refuse: obtaining efficiency and fairness in preplay

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    Goranko, Valentin

    An offer you cannot refuse: obtaining efficiency and fairness in preplay negotiation games with conditional offers Valentin Goranko1 and Paolo Turrini2 1 Technical University of Denmark and University can make binding offers for payments of utility to the other players after the play of the game

  7. Taming Wild Behavior: The Input Observer for Obtaining Text Entry and Mouse Pointing Measures from

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    Wobbrock, Jacob O.

    Taming Wild Behavior: The Input Observer for Obtaining Text Entry and Mouse Pointing Measures from that can run quietly in the background of users' computers and measure their text entry and mouse pointing to segment text entry and mouse pointing input streams into "trials." We are the first to measure errors

  8. PROPERTIES OF RELATIVELY-DILUTEPLASMAS IN PULSED-POWER SYSTEMS OBTAINED FROM HIGH-ACCURACY LASER

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    PROPERTIES OF RELATIVELY-DILUTEPLASMAS IN PULSED-POWER SYSTEMS OBTAINED FROM HIGH-ACCURACY LASER plasmas under high-power pulses at the nanosecond time scale. The method is based on resonant laser application of laser-spectroscopy to investigate the electric fields and the properties of relatively dilute

  9. Benzene Increases Aneuploidy in the Lymphocytes of Exposed Workers: A Comparison of Data Obtained by

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Benzene Increases Aneuploidy in the Lymphocytes of Exposed Workers: A Comparison of Data Obtained Benzene is an established human leukemogen that increases the level of chromosome aberrations in lym and 8 in healthy benzene-exposed human subjects. Metaphase and interphase cells from the peripheral

  10. Simplified Modelling and Control of a Synchronous Machine with VariableSpeed SixStep Drive

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    Sanders, Seth

    Simplified Modelling and Control of a Synchronous Machine with Variable­Speed Six­Step Drive on simple and intuitive techniques for the modelling of synchronous machines and their associated control design process for synchronous machines. What the two techniques have in common is a reliance

  11. Next Steps for Realizing Fusion Power and Comparative Analysis of Roadmaps

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Next Steps for Realizing Fusion Power and Comparative Analysis of Roadmaps of World Major Fusion Energy Nashville, TN 29 August 2012 M. Abdou TOFE August 2012 #12;Renewed Interest in "Roadmapping, there has been renewed strong interest worldwide in defining in detail the "roadmap" to realizing fusion

  12. Included are Popular Write-ups (in order) of: STEP Cement

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    Schmitt, William R.

    atmospheric carbon dioxide to preindustrial levels in a decade, harnessing the sun's power to make useful products at the same time. by Elizabeth Svoboda published online August 1, 2011 Stuart Licht's STEP (Solar Thermal Electrochemical Production) process uses solar energy to break down atmospheric CO2 and other

  13. PcrA Helicase Dismantles RecA Filaments by Reeling in DNA in Uniform Steps

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    Lohman, Timothy M.

    PcrA Helicase Dismantles RecA Filaments by Reeling in DNA in Uniform Steps Jeehae Park,1 Sua Myong the open conformation of PcrA and can rapidly dismantle a preformed RecA filament even at low Pcr

  14. TCells in the Presence of HIV (Part 2 of 2) Step I --Background

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    Meade, Douglas B.

    understand the full model. The final qualitative results should be consistent with what you know about T­cellsT­Cells in the Presence of HIV (Part 2 of 2) Step I -- Background Perelson, Kerschner, and DeBoer [4] have presented a model for the interaction of T­cells and HIV. In the project ``Normal T­Cells

  15. Optimal Integration of Intermittent Energy Sources Using Distributed Multi-Step Optimization

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    Li, Xin

    --The integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar into the electric power grid is a coveted yet1 Optimal Integration of Intermittent Energy Sources Using Distributed Multi-Step Optimization Kyri solution and provide an indication of the benefits of coordinating control areas. I. INTRODUCTION

  16. Water adsorption on stepped ZnO surfaces from MD simulation David Raymand a

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Water adsorption on stepped ZnO surfaces from MD simulation David Raymand a , Adri C.T. van Duin b Keywords: Zinc oxide Water Solid­gas interfaces Construction and use of effective interatomic interactions force-field for use in molecular dynamics simulations of the ZnO­ water system. The force

  17. Three-Dimensional Nanostructures Formed by Single Step, Two-Photon

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    Rogers, John A.

    patterning of 3D structures is possible, with simple setups in which all of the optics can be contained describe the fabrication of unusual classes of three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures using single step, two. Confocal imaging, computational studies, and 3D reconstructions reveal the essential aspects of the flow

  18. www.steps.ucdavis.edu How vehicle fuel economy improvements can

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    California at Davis, University of

    % 30% 40% 50% 60% Vehiclecostandvalueoffuelsavings Percent improvement in fuel economy Diesel Gasoline, including relative fuel prices and the rate of cost reduction of key components such as batteries. 4. As weH2 www.steps.ucdavis.edu How vehicle fuel economy improvements can save $2 trillion and help fund

  19. Characteristic dimensions of the step-pool bed configuration: An experimental study

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    Curran, Joanna C.

    . Curran Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA Peter R. Wilcock with a strong mode that could be interpreted as indicating regular spacing. Citation: Curran, J. C., and P. R States, where large woody debris contributes to the steps [Wohl et al., 1997; Curran and Wohl, 2003; Mac

  20. Supplementary Information Single-Step Fabrication of Quantum Funnels via Centrifugal Colloidal Casting of

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    Ihee, Hyotcherl

    1 Supplementary Information Single-Step Fabrication of Quantum Funnels via Centrifugal Colloidal Science, Daejeon, 305- 701, Republic of Korea 5 Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute processing. #12;4 Supplementary Figure 3. GISAXS intensity pattern of PbS CQD film made by centrifugal

  1. Interactive dust-radiation modeling: A step to improve weather Carlos Perez,1

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    time step when the radiation module is processed. These changes influence the atmospheric dynamics 2002 is selected to assess the radiative dust effects on the atmosphere at a regional level. A strong and scattering of incoming solar radiation, and absorption and reemission of outgoing long- wave radiation

  2. Why U.S. must step carefully in Syria By Robert G. Rabil, Special to CNN

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    , 2003); "Syria, United States and the War on Terror in the Middle East" (Praeger, 2006) and mostWhy U.S. must step carefully in Syria By Robert G. Rabil, Special to CNN updated 5:52 AM EST, Wed Atlantic University. He is the author of "Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel and Lebanon" (Lynne Rienner

  3. Verification of K-Step Opacity and Analysis of its Anooshiravan Saboori and Christoforos N. Hadjicostis

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    Hadjicostis, Christoforos

    for verifying the notion of K-step opacity for systems that are modeled as non-deterministic finite automata remains opaque (uncertain) to an intruder who has complete knowledge of the system model and observes and banking to health care and power distribution systems) has led to various notions of security and privacy

  4. Prediction of sediment transport in step-pool channels E. M. Yager,1

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    Kirchner, James W.

    Prediction of sediment transport in step-pool channels E. M. Yager,1 W. E. Dietrich,2 J. W 2011; published 27 January 2012. [1] In mountainous drainage networks, sediment mobilized on hillslopes sediment transport equations overpredict sediment flux in steep streams by several orders of magnitude

  5. A Step Towards the Foundations of Data Mining Department of Computer Science, University of Regina

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    Yao, Yiyu

    A Step Towards the Foundations of Data Mining Y.Y. Yao Department of Computer Science, University to the foundations of data mining. It is argued that there is an urgent need for formal and mathematical modeling of data mining. A formal framework provides a solid basis for a systematic study of many fundamental

  6. Magnetization-steps in Y?CoMnO? double perovskite: The role of antisite disorder

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    Nair, Harikrishnan S. Xiao, Yinguo; Brückel, Th.; Cherian, Dona; Elizabeth, Suja; Hansen, Thomas; Chatterji, Tapan

    2014-09-28

    Antisite disorder is observed to have significant impact on the magnetic properties of the double perovskite Y²CoMnO? which has been recently identified as a multiferroic. A paramagnetic-ferromagnetic phase transition occurs in this material at Tc ? 75 K. At 2 K, it displays a strong ferromagnetic hysteresis with a significant coercive field of Hc ? 15 kOe. Sharp steps are observed in the hysteresis curves recorded below 8 K. In the temperature range 2 K ? T ? 5 K, the hysteresis loops are anomalous as the virgin curve lies outside the main loop. The field-cooling conditions as well as the rate of field-sweep are found to influence the steps. Quantitative analysis of the neutron diffraction data shows that at room temperature, Y?CoMnO? consists of 62% of monoclinic P2?/n with nearly 70% antisite disorder and 38% Pnma. The bond valence sums indicate the presence of other valence states for Co and Mn which arise from disorder. We explain the origin of steps by using a model for pinning of magnetization at the antiphase boundaries created by antisite disorder. The steps in magnetization closely resemble the martensitic transformations found in intermetallics and display first-order characteristics as revealed in the Arrott's plots.

  7. Mapping Model: A First Step to Ensure Usability for sustaining User Interface Plasticity

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    Mapping Model: A First Step to Ensure Usability for sustaining User Interface Plasticity Jean plasticity. Until now, efforts have been put on the functional aspect of adaptation, neglecting the usability Interface (UI). They break when the UI goes outside its plasticity domain. Categories and Subject

  8. Correlations in nanoscale step fluctuations: Comparison of simulation and experiments F. Szalma,1,

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    Einstein, Theodore L.

    with our variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy line-scan experiments on spiral steps on Pb 111 using ad- vanced experimental techniques like variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy VTSTM a gateway to un- derstanding the evolution of complex structures and an av- enue to test theoretical

  9. First ITER Council convened in Cadarache Historic step in the quest for clean Energy

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    First ITER Council convened in Cadarache Historic step in the quest for clean Energy Cadarache, 28 of age in a world in desperate need of clean, abundant, and carbon dioxide-free energy." Setting a new Energy Agency (IAEA), said: "Let me congratulate all who have contributed to the achievements of the ITER

  10. Large-amplitude internal wave generation in the lee of step-shaped B. R. Sutherland

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    Sutherland, Bruce

    Large-amplitude internal wave generation in the lee of step-shaped topography B. R. Sutherland that internal waves are generated not by topography alone but also by flow over the boundary-trapped lee waves that act as ``fluidic'' hills. This new mechanism for internal wave generation may be an important factor

  11. Role of the lever arm in the processive stepping of myosin V

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    Spudich, James A.

    Role of the lever arm in the processive stepping of myosin V Thomas J. Purcell*, Carl Morris motor that binds six light chains per heavy chain, which creates unusually long lever arms. This motor-headed myosin V tightly binds to actin and swings its long lever arm through a large angle, providing a stroke

  12. The next step in the wireless revolution is the connection of everyday devices through wireless

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    California at San Diego, University of

    - Electrical and Computer Engineering Wireless Embedded Systems Graduate Education for EngineeringThe next step in the wireless revolution is the connection of everyday devices through wireless technology (so-called embedded wireless). This technology is expected to explode in the next decade

  13. Comparison of Different Load Road Implementation Strategies on Fuel Economy of USPS Step Vans

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    An alternative form of measuring road loads, instead of using a chassis dynamometer and a method described in 40 CFR section 86.1229-85, was conducted on on-road coastdowns, and regression analysis was used to determine the characteristics of the two U.S. Postal Service step vans, one of which was a hybrid model

  14. A two-step nucleotide-flipping mechanism enables kinetic discrimination of DNA lesions by AGT

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    Dinner, Aaron

    A two-step nucleotide-flipping mechanism enables kinetic discrimination of DNA lesions by AGT Jie and the forces that promote it. In contrast to previously proposed flipping mechanisms, we observe a two and ``pulled'' by specific interactions in the active site (5, 6). Alternatively, more passive mechanisms

  15. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF RESERVOIR FLOW MODELS BASED ON LARGE TIME STEP OPERATOR SPLITTING ALGORITHMS

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    NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF RESERVOIR FLOW MODELS BASED ON LARGE TIME STEP OPERATOR SPLITTING ALGORITHMS. Special focus is posed on the numerical solution algorithms for the saturation equation, which. The general background for the reservoir ow model is reviewed, and the main features of the numerical

  16. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF RESERVOIR FLOW MODELS BASED ON LARGE TIME STEP OPERATOR SPLITTING ALGORITHMS

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    NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF RESERVOIR FLOW MODELS BASED ON LARGE TIME STEP OPERATOR SPLITTING ALGORITHMS focus is posed on the numerical solution algorithms for the saturation equation, which is a convection­ eral background for the reservoir flow model is reviewed, and the main features of the numerical

  17. Finding Narrow Passages with Probabilistic Roadmaps: The Small Step Retraction Method

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    Latombe, Jean-Claude

    Finding Narrow Passages with Probabilistic Roadmaps: The Small Step Retraction Method Mitul Saha, USA {mitul, latombe}@cs.stanford.edu Abstract - The efficiency of Probabilistic Roadmap (PRM) planners fattening the robot's free space, constructing a roadmap in the fattened free space, and repairing colliding

  18. Application of a single step temporal imaging of magnetic induction tomography for metal flow visualization

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    Adler, Andy

    and sensing coils. MIT has potential in visualization of metal flow for continuous casting mainly because of spatio-temporal resolution using the real metal flow in continuous casting. Results are comparedApplication of a single step temporal imaging of magnetic induction tomography for metal flow

  19. Three steps in the anode reaction of the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. Effect of CO

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    Three steps in the anode reaction of the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. Effect of CO Anne in the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS mechanism 1. Introduction In the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), the largest overpotential

  20. Published: 11 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify a Divided

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    1 Published: 11 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify a Divided Nation The uprising of millions of Egyptians since June 30 has led to sharp polarization. Growing up in Egypt, I never saw the military should be punished by stopping US aid to Egypt. The picture is not this simple, and the current

  1. Published as Feature Article: 12 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    1 Published as Feature Article: 12 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation Op by stopping U.S. aid to Egypt. The picture is not this simple, and the current situation is more than a coup troubled Middle East. The real question is: What can be done for Egypt in its democratic transition

  2. A modified Activated Sludge Model No. 3 (ASM3) with two-step nitrificationedenitrification

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    A modified Activated Sludge Model No. 3 (ASM3) with two-step nitrificationedenitrification Ilenia of the Activated Sludge Models (ASM) [Henze, M., Gujer, W., Mino, T., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., 2000. Ac- tivated Sludge Models ASM1, ASM2, ASM2d, and ASM3. IWA Scientific and Technical Report No. 9. IWA Publishing

  3. Accelerated creep testing for aramid fibres using the stepped isothermal method

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Accelerated creep testing for aramid fibres using the stepped isothermal method K. G. N. C. Alwis Æ method (SIM), which has hitherto been applied to polyester fibres, can be applied to the creep testing short-term creep tests. Introduction The use of aramid fibres for applications where permanent high

  4. A NextSTEPS white paper by: Joan Ogden, Christopher Yang, Michael Nicholas, and Lew Fulton

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    California at Davis, University of

    , and Lew Fulton NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) Program UC Davis Institute Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Davis Abstract Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of Transportation Studies July 29, 2014 Final Version INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES #12;1 July 29, 2014 Next

  5. A NextSTEPS white paper by: Amy Myers Jaffe,1 Rosa Dominguez-Faus,1

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    California at Davis, University of

    Transportation Energy Pathways) Program UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies February 18, 2015 Final Version INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES EXPLORING the ROLE of NATURAL GAS in U.S. TRUCKING 1 Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis 2 Rice University #12;1 NextSTEPS White Paper: Exploring the Role of Natural Gas

  6. A 10-Step Plan for Organization and Management of University Records

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    , preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival management decision making Preserving Historical records Records have a life cycle. 1. Records are firstA 10-Step Plan for Organization and Management of University Records UW- Madison Archives

  7. A high-order positivity-preserving single-stage single-step method for the ideal magnetohydrodynamic equations

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    Christlieb, Andrew J; Seal, David C; Tang, Qi

    2015-01-01

    We propose a high-order finite difference weighted ENO (WENO) method for the ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations. The proposed method is single-stage (i.e. it has no internal stages to store), single-step (i.e. it has no time history that needs to be stored), maintains a discrete divergence-free condition on the magnetic field, and has the capacity to preserve the positivity of the density and pressure. To accomplish this, we use a Taylor discretization of the Picard integral formulation (PIF) of the finite difference WENO method proposed in [SINUM, 53 (2015), pp. 1833-1856], where the focus is on a high-order discretization of the fluxes (as opposed to the conserved variables). We use constrained transport in order to obtain divergence-free magnetic fields, which means that we simultaneously evolve the magnetohydrodynamic (which has an evolution equation for the magnetic field) and magnetic potential equations alongside each other, and set the magnetic field to be the (discrete) curl of the magnetic p...

  8. Polarization measurement and vertical aperture optimization for obtaining circularly polarized bend-magnet radiation

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    Kortright, J.; Rice, M.; Hussain, Z.; Padmore, H.; Adamson, A.; Huff, W.; Young, A.; Moler, E.; Kellar, S.; Ynzunza, R.; Palomares, F.; Daimon, H.; Tober, E.; Fadley, C. [Center for X-Ray Optics, Advanced Light Source, Chemical Sciences Division, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)] [Center for X-Ray Optics, Advanced Light Source, Chemical Sciences Division, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); [Physics Department, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); [Department of Material Physics, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan)

    1996-09-01

    Using multilayer linear polarizers, we have characterized the polarization state of radiation from bend-magnet beamline 9.3.2 at the Advanced Light Source as a function of vertical opening angle at photon energies of 367 and 722 eV. Both a fine slit and a coarse semi-aperture were stepped across the beam to accept different portions of the vertical radiation fan. Polarimetry yields the degree of linear polarization directly and the degree of circular polarization indirectly assuming an immeasurably small amount of unpolarized radiation based on the close agreement of the theoretical and experimental results for linear polarization. The results are in good agreement with theoretical calculations, with departures from theory resulting from uncertainty in the effective aperture of the measured beam. The narrow 0.037-mrad aperture on the orbit plane transmits a beam whose degree of linear polarization exceeds 0.99 at these energies. The wide semi-aperture blocking the beam from above and below transmits a beam with a maximum figure of merit, given by the square root of flux times the degree of circular polarization, when the aperture edge is on the orbit plane thus blocking only half of the total available flux. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  9. Experimentally Attainable Optimal Pulse Shapes Obtained with the Aid of Genetic Algorithms

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    Ruben D. Guerrero; Carlos A. Arango; Andres Reyes

    2015-05-07

    We propose a methodology to design optimal pulses for achieving quantum optimal control on molecular systems. Our approach constrains pulse shapes to linear combinations of a fixed number of experimentally relevant pulse functions. Quantum optimal control is obtained by maximizing a multi-target fitness function with genetic algorithms. As a first application of the methodology we generated an optimal pulse that successfully maximized the yield on a selected dissociation channel of a diatomic molecule. Our pulse is obtained as a linear combination of linearly chirped pulse functions. Data recorded along the evolution of the genetic algorithm contained important information regarding the interplay between radiative and diabatic processes. We performed a principal component analysis on these data to retrieve the most relevant processes along the optimal path. Our proposed methodology could be useful for performing quantum optimal control on more complex systems by employing a wider variety of pulse shape functions.

  10. Obtaining of SmS based semiconducting material and investigation of its electrical properties

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    Kaminskii, V. V., E-mail: Vladimir.Kaminski@mail.ioffe.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation); Hirai, Shinji; Kuzuya, Toshihiro [Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)] [Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan); Solov'ev, S. M.; Stepanov, N. N.; Sharenkova, N. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation)

    2013-10-15

    Semiconductor samarium monosulfide polycrystals obtained by reaction between samarium trihydride (SmH{sub 3}) and its sesquisulfide were studied. The temperature, baric and frequency dependences of the resistivity and structural features of the samples were investigated. It is shown that the value of X-ray coherent scattering region is extremely small for SmS samples, 320 A; critical pressure of semiconductor-metal phase transition is higher than in the samples, obtained by other methods, 0.88 GPa; the temperature dependence of the resistivity has metallic behavior. Hopping mechanism of electron transport was found. All these features are explained by more defective structure of the polycrystalline SmS samples.

  11. Hydrodynamic equations for electrons in graphene obtained from the maximum entropy principle

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    Barletti, Luigi

    2014-08-15

    The maximum entropy principle is applied to the formal derivation of isothermal, Euler-like equations for semiclassical fermions (electrons and holes) in graphene. After proving general mathematical properties of the equations so obtained, their asymptotic form corresponding to significant physical regimes is investigated. In particular, the diffusive regime, the Maxwell-Boltzmann regime (high temperature), the collimation regime and the degenerate gas limit (vanishing temperature) are considered.

  12. SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY AT THE USNO FLAGSTAFF STATION: OBSERVATIONS OBTAINED IN 2008 AND NINE NEW ORBITS

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    Hartkopf, William I.; Mason, Brian D. E-mail: bdm@usno.navy.mil

    2011-08-15

    Results are presented for 299 speckle interferometric observations of double stars, obtained in 2008 at the USNO Flagstaff Station using the 1.55 m Kaj Strand Astrometric Reflector. Separations range from 0.''15 to 9.''88, with a median of 2.''22. This observing run concentrated on neglected systems, as well as systems in need of improved orbital elements; new orbital solutions have been determined for nine systems as a result.

  13. Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby

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    Devaney, Walter E. (Seattle, WA)

    1987-08-04

    Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.

  14. Possibility of Gravitational Tempering in Colloidal Epitaxy to Obtain a Perfect Crystal

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    Mori, Atsushi; Matsuo, Shigeki

    2012-01-01

    We have performed Monte Carlo simulations of hard spheres on a pattern under gravity. We have found that a crystal formed at a moderate gravity strength contains essentially no defects while one formed at a higher strength gravity contains a significant amount of defects. This result suggests the possibility of using gravitational-tempering in a colloidal epitaxy to reduce the number of defects in colloidal crystals. Moreover, we wish to emphasize the possibility to obtain a perfect crystal.

  15. #WomenInSTEM: Stepping Stones From One Career to Another

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    Martin, Cheryl

    2014-11-24

    Meet Cheryl Martin, Acting Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) and the latest profile in the Energy Department's #WomenInSTEM video series. Cheryl looks at transformational projects to explore the uncharted territories of energy technology to generate options for entirely new paths to create, store and use energy. There are many challenges to overcome in the energy field, and it's important to have a diverse set of voices in STEM careers to meet these demands. Cheryl recommends that young women include all the skills they have - those gained at formal jobs as well as through volunteering or nonprofit organizations - when they take their next career step. These skills form the stepping stones that lead from one career to the next. And with a solid grounding in STEM, the opportunities are endless.

  16. Leakage estimation of incompressible fluids in stepped labyrinth seals with swirl 

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    Waughtal, Scott Perry

    1986-01-01

    LEAKAGE ESTIMATION OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS IN STEPPED LABYRINTH SEALS WITH SWIRL A Thesis by SCOTT PERRY WAUGHTAL Submitted to the Graduate C o l l e g e of Texas A&M U n i v e r s i t y i n p a r t i a l f u l f i l l m e n... t of the requirement f o r the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1986 Major Su b j e c t : Mechanical E n g i n e e r i n g LEAKAGE ESTIMATION OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS IN STEPPED LABYRINTH SEALS WITH SWIRL A T h e s i s by S c o t t W a u g h t a l A p p r...

  17. A parallel algorithm for step- and chain-growth polymerization in Molecular Dynamics

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    Pierre de Buyl; Erik Nies

    2015-03-03

    Classical Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations provide insight on the properties of many soft-matter systems. In some situations it is interesting to model the creation of chemical bonds, a process that is not part of the MD framework. In this context, we propose a parallel algorithm for step- and chain-growth polymerization that is based on a generic reaction scheme, works at a given intrinsic rate and produces continuous trajectories. We present an implementation in the ESPResSo++ simulation software and compare it with the corresponding feature in LAMMPS. For chain growth, our results are compared to the existing simulation literature. For step growth, a rate equation is proposed for the evolution of the crosslinker population that compares well to the simulations for low crosslinker functionality or for short times.

  18. Block Time Step Storage Scheme for Astrophysical N-body Simulations

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    Cai, Maxwell Xu; Kouwenhoven, M B N; Assmann, Paulina; Spurzem, Rainer

    2015-01-01

    Astrophysical research in recent decades has made significant progress thanks to the availability of various $N$-body simulation techniques. With the rapid development of high-performance computing technologies, modern simulations have been able to take the computing power of massively parallel clusters with more than $10^5$ GPU cores. While unprecedented accuracy and dynamical scales have been achieved, the enormous amount of data being generated continuously poses great challenges for the subsequent procedures of data analysis and archiving. As an urgent response to these challenges, in this paper we propose an adaptive storage scheme for simulation data, inspired by the block time step integration scheme found in a number of direct $N$-body integrators available nowadays. The proposed scheme, namely the block time step storage scheme, works by minimizing the data redundancy with assignments of data with individual output frequencies as required by the researcher. As demonstrated by benchmarks, the proposed...

  19. One-step electrochemical synthesis of a graphene–ZnO hybrid for improved photocatalytic activity

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    Wei, Ang; Xiong, Li; Sun, Li; Liu, Yanjun; Li, Weiwei; Lai, Wenyong; Liu, Xiangmei; Wang, Lianhui; Huang, Wei; Dong, Xiaochen

    2013-08-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Graphene–ZnO hybrid was synthesized by one-step electrochemical deposition. • Graphene–ZnO hybrid presents a special structure and wide UV–vis absorption spectra. • Graphene–ZnO hybrid exhibits an exceptionally higher photocatalytic activity for the degradation of dye methylene blue. - Abstract: A graphene–ZnO (G-ZnO) hybrid was synthesized by one-step electrochemical deposition. During the formation of ZnO nanostructure by cathodic electrochemical deposition, the graphene oxide was electrochemically reduced to graphene simultaneously. Scanning electron microscope images, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra, and UV–vis absorption spectra indicate the resulting G-ZnO hybrid presents a special structure and wide UV–vis absorption spectra. More importantly, it exhibits an exceptionally higher photocatalytic activity for the degradation of dye methylene blue than that of pure ZnO nanostructure under both ultraviolet and sunlight irradiation.

  20. Printed circuit board impedance matching step for microwave (millimeter wave) devices

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    Pao, Hsueh-Yuan; Aguirre, Jerardo; Sargis, Paul

    2013-10-01

    An impedance matching ground plane step, in conjunction with a quarter wave transformer section, in a printed circuit board provides a broadband microwave matching transition from board connectors or other elements that require thin substrates to thick substrate (>quarter wavelength) broadband microwave (millimeter wave) devices. A method of constructing microwave and other high frequency electrical circuits on a substrate of uniform thickness, where the circuit is formed of a plurality of interconnected elements of different impedances that individually require substrates of different thicknesses, by providing a substrate of uniform thickness that is a composite or multilayered substrate; and forming a pattern of intermediate ground planes or impedance matching steps interconnected by vias located under various parts of the circuit where components of different impedances are located so that each part of the circuit has a ground plane substrate thickness that is optimum while the entire circuit is formed on a substrate of uniform thickness.

  1. Conditional Reliability, Sub-Monthly Time Step, Flood Control, and Salinity Features of WRAP 

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    Salazar, A.A.; Olmos, H.E.; Hoffpauir, R.J.; Wurbs, R.A.

    2005-01-01

    ....................................................................................................... 158 5.9 Beginning Reservoir Storage BRS File for the Example ................................................ 161 5.10 SALT Input SIN File for the Example ............................................................................. 162 5... record field 9 to provide beginning reservoir storage for program SALT and TABLES 5CR2 record routines root1.SUB SIMD sub-monthly time step simulation results root1.FFA SIMD flood frequency analysis file with annual series of peak flow and storage...

  2. Manual on Conditional Reliability, Daily Time Step, Flood Control, and Salinity Features of WRAP (Draft) 

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    Wurbs, Ralph

    2005-01-01

    ....................................................................................................... 158 5.9 Beginning Reservoir Storage BRS File for the Example ................................................ 161 5.10 SALT Input SIN File for the Example ............................................................................. 162 5... record field 9 to provide beginning reservoir storage for program SALT and TABLES 5CR2 record routines root1.SUB SIMD sub-monthly time step simulation results root1.FFA SIMD flood frequency analysis file with annual series of peak flow and storage...

  3. Hydrodynamics on non-commutative space --A step toward hydrodynamics of granular materials--

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    Mayumi Saitou; Kazuharu Bamba; Akio Sugamoto

    2014-09-16

    Hydrodynamics on non-commutative space is studied based on a formulation of hydrodynamics by Y. Nambu in terms of Poisson and Nambu brackets. Replacing these brackets by Moyal brackets with a parameter $\\theta$, a new hydrodynamics on non-commutative space is derived. It may be a step toward to find the hydrodynamics of granular materials whose minimum volume is given by $\\theta$. To clarify this minimum volume, path integral quantization and uncertainty relation of Nambu dynamics are examined.

  4. Mast step and keelson: the early development of a shipbuilding technology 

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    Geannette, Mark Alan

    1983-01-01

    the first millennium A. D. were central structural elements in a seafaring tradition whose primary vessel was the efficient merchant ship. As such, these ship timbers ex- hibit characteristics distinct from the Gallo-Roman tradi- tion of inland waterway..." arrangement which is a direct descendant of the ancient Egyptian tabernacle system. Early examples point to the mast step being an isolat- ed ship member, increasing in size in proportion to the enlargement in ship dimensions but remaining essentially...

  5. Towards Analytic Solutions of Step-Wise Safe Switching for Known Affine-Linear Models

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    Koumboulis, Fotis N.; Tzamtzi, Maria P. [Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia (Greece)

    2008-09-17

    In the present work we establish conditions which guarantee safe transitions for the closed-loop system produced by the application of the Step-Wise Safe Switching control approach to an affine linear system when the nonlinear description of the plant is known. These conditions are based on the local Input to State Stability (ISS) properties of the nonlinear system around the plant's nominal operating points.

  6. White House Steps Up Commitment to Cultivating Next Generation of Native

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematics And Statistics » USAJobs SearchAMERICA'S FUTURE.ProjectsLeaders | Department of Energy Steps

  7. JFIT: a framework to obtain combined experimental results through joint fits

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    Eli Ben-Haim; René Brun; Bertrand Echenard; Thomas E. Latham

    2015-01-18

    A framework is presented for obtaining combined experimental results through joint fits of datasets from several experiments. The JFIT framework allows such fits to be performed keeping the data separated, in its original format, and using independent fitting environments, thus simplifying the process with respect to data access policies. It is based on a master-server architecture, using the network communication classes from ROOT. The framework provides an optimal way to exploit data from several experiments: it ensures that correlations are correctly taken into account and results in a better determination of nuisance parameters. Its advantages are discussed and illustrated by two examples from the domain of high energy physics.

  8. Results of the 2013 UT modeling benchmark obtained with models implemented in CIVA

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    Toullelan, Gwénaël; Raillon, Raphaële; Chatillon, Sylvain; Lonne, Sébastien

    2014-02-18

    The 2013 Ultrasonic Testing (UT) modeling benchmark concerns direct echoes from side drilled holes (SDH), flat bottom holes (FBH) and corner echoes from backwall breaking artificial notches inspected with a matrix phased array probe. This communication presents the results obtained with the models implemented in the CIVA software: the pencilmodel is used to compute the field radiated by the probe, the Kirchhoff approximation is applied to predict the response of FBH and notches and the SOV (Separation Of Variables) model is used for the SDH responses. The comparison between simulated and experimental results are presented and discussed.

  9. Idaho How to Obtain EPA ID Number Webpage | Open Energy Information

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  10. Computing single step operators of logic programming in radial basis function neural networks

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    Hamadneh, Nawaf; Sathasivam, Saratha; Choon, Ong Hong [School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang (Malaysia)

    2014-07-10

    Logic programming is the process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable programs. A normal logic program consists of a finite set of clauses. A valuation I of logic programming is a mapping from ground atoms to false or true. The single step operator of any logic programming is defined as a function (T{sub p}:I?I). Logic programming is well-suited to building the artificial intelligence systems. In this study, we established a new technique to compute the single step operators of logic programming in the radial basis function neural networks. To do that, we proposed a new technique to generate the training data sets of single step operators. The training data sets are used to build the neural networks. We used the recurrent radial basis function neural networks to get to the steady state (the fixed point of the operators). To improve the performance of the neural networks, we used the particle swarm optimization algorithm to train the networks.

  11. The impact of equivalence ratio oscillations on combustion dynamics in a backward-facing step combustor

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    Murat Altay, H.; Speth, Raymond L.; Hudgins, Duane E.; Ghoniem, Ahmed F.

    2009-11-15

    The combustion dynamics of propane-air flames are investigated in an atmospheric pressure, atmospheric inlet temperature, lean, premixed backward-facing step combustor. We modify the location of the fuel injector to examine the impact of equivalence ratio oscillations arriving at the flame on the combustion dynamics. Simultaneous pressure, velocity, heat-release rate and equivalence ratio measurements and high-speed video from the experiments are used to identify and characterize several distinct operating modes. When the fuel is injected far upstream from the step, the equivalence ratio arriving at the flame is steady and the combustion dynamics are controlled only by flame-vortex interactions. In this case, different dynamic regimes are observed depending on the operating parameters. When the fuel is injected close to the step, the equivalence ratio arriving at the flame exhibits oscillations. In the presence of equivalence ratio oscillations, the measured sound pressure level is significant across the entire range of lean mean equivalence ratios even if the equivalence ratio oscillations arriving at the flame are out-of-phase with the pressure oscillations. The combustion dynamics are governed primarily by the flame-vortex interactions, while the equivalence ratio oscillations have secondary effects. The equivalence ratio oscillations could generate variations in the combustion dynamics in each cycle under some operating conditions, destabilize the flame at the entire range of the lean equivalence ratios, and increase the value of the mean equivalence ratio at the lean blowout limit. (author)

  12. Multi-step process for concentrating magnetic particles in waste sludges

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    Watson, J.L.

    1990-07-10

    This invention involves a multi-step, multi-force process for dewatering sludges which have high concentrations of magnetic particles, such as waste sludges generated during steelmaking. This series of processing steps involves (1) mixing a chemical flocculating agent with the sludge; (2) allowing the particles to aggregate under non-turbulent conditions; (3) subjecting the mixture to a magnetic field which will pull the magnetic aggregates in a selected direction, causing them to form a compacted sludge; (4) preferably, decanting the clarified liquid from the compacted sludge; and (5) using filtration to convert the compacted sludge into a cake having a very high solids content. Steps 2 and 3 should be performed simultaneously. This reduces the treatment time and increases the extent of flocculation and the effectiveness of the process. As partially formed aggregates with active flocculating groups are pulled through the mixture by the magnetic field, they will contact other particles and form larger aggregates. This process can increase the solids concentration of steelmaking sludges in an efficient and economic manner, thereby accomplishing either of two goals: (a) it can convert hazardous wastes into economic resources for recycling as furnace feed material, or (b) it can dramatically reduce the volume of waste material which must be disposed. 7 figs.

  13. Multi-step process for concentrating magnetic particles in waste sludges

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    Watson, John L. (Rolla, MO)

    1990-01-01

    This invention involves a multi-step, multi-force process for dewatering sludges which have high concentrations of magnetic particles, such as waste sludges generated during steelmaking. This series of processing steps involves (1) mixing a chemical flocculating agent with the sludge; (2) allowing the particles to aggregate under non-turbulent conditions; (3) subjecting the mixture to a magnetic field which will pull the magnetic aggregates in a selected direction, causing them to form a compacted sludge; (4) preferably, decanting the clarified liquid from the compacted sludge; and (5) using filtration to convert the compacted sludge into a cake having a very high solids content. Steps 2 and 3 should be performed simultaneously. This reduces the treatment time and increases the extent of flocculation and the effectiveness of the process. As partially formed aggregates with active flocculating groups are pulled through the mixture by the magnetic field, they will contact other particles and form larger aggregates. This process can increase the solids concentration of steelmaking sludges in an efficient and economic manner, thereby accomplishing either of two goals: (a) it can convert hazardous wastes into economic resources for recycling as furnace feed material, or (b) it can dramatically reduce the volume of waste material which must be disposed.

  14. Obtaining accurate amounts of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods

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    Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.

    1987-07-07

    A process is described for obtaining pre-determined, accurate rate amounts of mercury. In one embodiment, predetermined, precise amounts of Hg are separated from HgO and plated onto a cathode wire. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of HgO which corresponds to a pre-determined amount of Hg desired in an electrolyte solution comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. The mercuric ions are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode producing the required pre-determined quantity of Hg. In another embodiment, pre-determined, precise amounts of Hg are obtained from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2]. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] in an electrolyte solution comprised of concentrated HCl and H[sub 2]O. The mercurous ions in solution are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode wire producing the required, pre-determined quantity of Hg. 1 fig.

  15. A new method to obtain the broad line region size of high redshift quasars

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    Negrete, C. Alenka [Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); Dultzin, Deborah [Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Marziani, Paola [INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy); Sulentic, Jack W., E-mail: cnegrete@inaoep.mx, E-mail: deborah@astro.unam.mx, E-mail: paola.marziani@oapd.inaf.it, E-mail: sulentic@iaa.es [Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)

    2014-10-10

    We present high signal-to-noise ratio UV spectra for eight quasars at z ? 3 obtained with Very Large Telescope/FORS. The spectra enable us to analyze in detail the strong and weak emission features in the rest frame range 1300-2000 Å of each source (C III] ?1909, Si III] ?1892, Al III ?1860, Si II ?1814, C IV ?1549 and blended Si IV ?1397+O IV] ?1402). The flux ratios Al III ?1860/Si III] ?1892, C IV ?1549/Al III ?1860, Si IV ?1397+O IV] ?1402/Si III] ?1892 and Si IV ?1397+O IV] ?1402/C IV ?1549 strongly constrain ionizing photon flux and metallicity through the use of diagnostic maps built from CLOUDY simulations. The radius of the broad line region is then derived from the ionizing photon flux applying the definition of the ionization parameter. The r {sub BLR} estimate and the width of a virial component isolated in prominent UV lines yields an estimate of black hole mass. We compare our results with previous estimates obtained from the r {sub BLR}-luminosity correlation customarily employed to estimate the black hole masses of high redshift quasars.

  16. Step-edge-induced resistance anisotropy in quasi-free-standing bilayer chemical vapor deposition graphene on SiC

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    Ciuk, Tymoteusz [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw (Poland); Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw (Poland); Cakmakyapan, Semih; Ozbay, Ekmel [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Physics, Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University, 06800 Bilkent, Ankara (Turkey); Caban, Piotr; Grodecki, Kacper; Pasternak, Iwona; Strupinski, Wlodek, E-mail: wlodek.strupinski@itme.edu.pl [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw (Poland); Krajewska, Aleksandra [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw (Poland); Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Gen. S. Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw (Poland); Szmidt, Jan [Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw (Poland)

    2014-09-28

    The transport properties of quasi-free-standing (QFS) bilayer graphene on SiC depend on a range of scattering mechanisms. Most of them are isotropic in nature. However, the SiC substrate morphology marked by a distinctive pattern of the terraces gives rise to an anisotropy in graphene's sheet resistance, which may be considered an additional scattering mechanism. At a technological level, the growth-preceding in situ etching of the SiC surface promotes step bunching which results in macro steps ~10 nm in height. In this report, we study the qualitative and quantitative effects of SiC steps edges on the resistance of epitaxial graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition. We experimentally determine the value of step edge resistivity in hydrogen-intercalated QFS-bilayer graphene to be ~190 ??m for step height hS = 10 nm and provide proof that it cannot originate from mechanical deformation of graphene but is likely to arise from lowered carrier concentration in the step area. Our results are confronted with the previously reported values of the step edge resistivity in monolayer graphene over SiC atomic steps. In our analysis, we focus on large-scale, statistical properties to foster the scalable technology of industrial graphene for electronics and sensor applications.

  17. Feature filling modeling for step and flash imprint lithography Siddharth Chauhan, Frank Palmieri, Roger T. Bonnecaze,a

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    : 10.1116/1.3147212 I. INTRODUCTION Step and flash imprint lithography SFIL is a low pres- sure molding technology of integrated circuits ICs , including high throughput and low defects, necessitate nearly perfect defect-free imprinting in SFIL. Complete filling of features during the imprint step is imperative

  18. Level-set method used to track the glass-air interface in the blow step of glass containers

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    Level-set method used to track the glass-air interface in the blow step of glass containers C. G-air interface of the blowing of a preform with non-uniform temperature. Keywords: glass forming of the second blowing step of the forming process. As the glass flows towards the mould the glass-air interface

  19. Precautionary Governance and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge: A Democratic Framework for Regulating Nanotechnology

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    Perez, Oren

    2010-01-01

    the scientific study of nanotechnology should also include aStakeholder Forum and Nanotechnology Engagement Group, whichFramework for Regulating Nanotechnology Oren Perez * I.

  20. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT IN JUMP MODELS MASAHIKO EGAMI AND KAZUTOSHI YAMAZAKI

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    Egami, Masahiko

    requirements. In this paper, we model the tradeoff between avoiding costs of delay and premature capital the capital adequacy requirements. On the other hand, there is also a cost of premature undertaking of its important concerns is when to raise more capital so as not to violate capital adequacy

  1. Review: Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy, by Nancy J. Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger (eds.)

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    Carchidi, Victoria

    2008-01-01

    who cares about environmental policy— which should includeTools for Reshaping Environmental Policy Edited by Nancy J.Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy. Cambridge, MA: MIT

  2. CBA v Precautionary A 2006 EPA CBA on reducing air quality

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    Callender, Craig

    surveys, which ask people how much they are willing to pay to save coral reefs or endangered species

  3. WIPP radiological assistance team dispatched to Los Alamos as precautionary measure

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  4. Ini a ng a request in the iSTART system STEP 1: Visit h ps://sunapsis.illinois.edu/ and click on Adminis-

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    Chen, Deming

    Ini a ng a request in the iSTART system STEP 1: Visit h ps://sunapsis.illinois.edu/ and click your NetID and password. STEP 2: Complete this step (or "Op on 2" listed below -- not both!) to ini ate on to the request. STEP 2: Complete this step (or "Op on 1" listed above -- not both!) to ini ate your i

  5. On Flue-dust and its Composition as Obtained in Roasting Argentiferous Ores

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    Welin, John Eric

    1904-01-01

    , and of metals and t h e i r compounds that have been v o l a t i l i z e d i n the lower parts of the furnace and not condensed again In i t , but c a r r i e d along with the strong d r a f t Into the f l u e . The v o l a t i l i z e d metals or vapor... that the contact process w i l l i n the near future m o s t l y ^ i f not e n t i r e l y ^ replace the o l d leaden chamber process. The sample of fluedust i n hand was, as stated, above, obtained 10 from the f l u e of the s u l f u r i c acid plant...

  6. Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil

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    Rossabi, J.; May, C.P.; Pemberton, B.E.; Shinn, J.; Sprague, K.

    1999-03-30

    An apparatus and process for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from subsurface soil is provided having filter zone adjacent an external expander ring. The expander ring creates a void within the soil substrate which encourages the accumulation of soil-borne fluids. The fluids migrate along a pressure gradient through a plurality of filters before entering a first chamber. A one-way valve regulates the flow of fluid into a second chamber in further communication with a collection tube through which samples are collected at the surface. A second one-way valve having a reverse flow provides additional communication between the chambers for the pressurized cleaning and back-flushing of the apparatus. 8 figs.

  7. Quantum correlations in bulk properties of solids obtained from neutron scattering

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    Ben-Qiong Liu; Lian-Ao Wu; Guo-Mo Zeng; Jian-Ming Song; Wei Luo; Yang Lei; Guang-Ai Sun; Bo Chen; Shu-Ming Peng

    2014-07-02

    We demonstrate that inelastic neutron scattering technique can be used to indirectly detect and measure the macroscopic quantum correlations quantified by both entanglement and discord in a quantum magnetic material, VODPO4 . 1D2O. The amount of quantum correlations is obtained 2 by analyzing the neutron scattering data of magnetic excitations in isolated V4+ spin dimers. Our quantitative analysis shows that the critical temperature of this material can reach as high as Tc = 82.5 K, where quantum entanglement drops to zero. Significantly, quantum discord can even survive at Tc = 300 K and may be used in room temperature quantum devices. Taking into account the spin-orbit (SO) coupling, we also predict theoretically that entanglement can be significantly enhanced and the critical temperature Tc increases with the strength of spin-orbit coupling.

  8. Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil

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    Rossabi, Joseph (105 Michael Ct., Aiken, SC 29801); May, Christopher P. (5002 Hesperus Dr., Columbia, MD 21044); Pemberton, Bradley E. (131 Glencarin Dr., Aiken, SC 29803); Shinn, Jim (Box 65, RFD. #1, South Royalton, VT 05068); Sprague, Keith (Box 234 Rte. 14, Brookfield, VT 05036)

    1999-01-01

    An apparatus and process for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from subsurface soil is provided having filter zone adjacent an external expander ring. The expander ring creates a void within the soil substrate which encourages the accumulation of soil-borne fluids. The fluids migrate along a pressure gradient through a plurality of filters before entering a first chamber. A one-way valve regulates the flow of fluid into a second chamber in further communication with a collection tube through which samples are collected at the surface. A second one-way valve having a reverse flow provides additional communication between the chambers for the pressurized cleaning and back-flushing of the apparatus.

  9. Characterization of measurement uncertainties using the correlations between local outcomes obtained from maximally entangled pairs

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    Shota Kino; Taiki Nii; Holger F. Hofmann

    2015-08-13

    Joint measurements of non-commuting observables are characterized by unavoidable measurement uncertainties that can be described in terms of the error statistics for input states with well-defined values for the target observables. However, a complete characterization of measurement errors must include the correlations between the errors of the two observables. Here, we show that these correlations appear in the experimentally observable measurement statistics obtained by performing the joint measurement on maximally entangled pairs. For two-level systems, the results indicate that quantum theory requires imaginary correlations between the measurement errors of X and Y since these correlations are represented by the operator product XY=iZ in the measurement operators. Our analysis thus reveals a directly observable consequence of non-commutativity in the statistics of quantum measurements.

  10. Towards obtaining Green functions for a Casimir cavity in de Sitter spacetime

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    Giampiero Esposito; George M. Napolitano

    2014-12-02

    Recent work in the literature has studied rigid Casimir cavities in a weak gravitational field, or in de Sitter spacetime, or yet other spacetime models. The present review paper studies the difficult problem of direct evaluation of scalar Green functions for a Casimir-type apparatus in de Sitter spacetime. Working to first order in the small parameter of the problem, i.e. twice the gravity acceleration times the plates' separation divided by the speed of light in vacuum, suitable coordinates are considered for which the differential equations obeyed by the zeroth- and first-order Green functions can be solved in terms of special functions. This result can be used, in turn, to obtain, via the point-split method, the regularized and renormalized energy-momentum tensor both in the scalar case and in the physically more relevant electromagnetic case.

  11. Composition and microstructure of zirconium and hafnium germanates obtained by different chemical routes

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    Utkin, A.V. Prokip, V.E.; Baklanova, N.I.

    2014-01-15

    The phase composition and morphology of zirconium and hafnium germanates synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes were studied. The products were characterized using high-temperature X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal (TG/DTA) analysis. To investigate the phase composition and stoichiometry of compounds the unit cell parameters were refined by full-profile Rietveld XRD analysis. The morphology of products and its evolution during high-temperature treatment was examined by SEM analysis. It was stated that there is the strong dependence of the phase composition and morphology of products on the preparation route. The ceramic route requires a multi-stage high-temperature treatment to obtain zirconium and hafnium germanates of 95% purity or more. Also, there are strong diffusion limitations to obtain hafnium germanate Hf{sub 3}GeO{sub 8} by ceramic route. On the contrary, the co-precipitation route leads to the formation of nanocrystalline single phase germanates of stoichiometric composition at a relatively low temperatures (less than 1000 °C). The results of quantitative XRD analysis showed the hafnium germanates are stoichiometric compounds in contrast to zirconium germanates that form a set of solid solutions. This distinction may be related to the difference in the ion radii of Zr and Hf. - Graphical abstract: The phase composition and morphology of zirconium and hafnium germanates synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes were studied. It was stated that there is the strong dependence of the phase composition and morphology of products on the preparation route. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Zr and Hf germanates were synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes. • The morphology of products depends on the synthesis parameters. • Zirconium germanates forms a set of solid solutions. • Hafnium germanates are stoichiometric compounds.

  12. Analysis of the Quality of Information Obtained About Uterine Artery Embolization From the Internet

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    Tavare, Aniket N.; Alsafi, Ali Hamady, Mohamad S.

    2012-12-15

    Purpose: The Internet is widely used by patients to source health care-related information. We sought to analyse the quality of information available on the Internet about uterine artery embolization (UAE). Materials and Methods: We searched three major search engines for the phrase 'uterine artery embolization' and compiled the top 50 results from each engine. After excluding repeated sites, scientific articles, and links to documents, the remaining 50 sites were assessed using the LIDA instrument, which scores sites across the domains of accessibility, usability, and reliability. The Fleisch reading ease score (FRES) was calculated for each of the sites. Finally, we checked the country of origin and the presence of certification by the Health On the Net Foundation (HONcode) as well as their effect on LIDA and FRES scores.ResultsThe following mean scores were obtained: accessibility 48/60 (80%), usability 42/54 (77%), reliability 20/51 (39%), total LIDA 110/165 (67%), and FRES 42/100 (42%). Nine sites had HONcode certification, and this was associated with significantly greater (p < 0.05) reliability and total LIDA and FRES scores. When comparing sites between United Kingdom and United States, there was marked variation in the quality of results obtained when searching for information on UAE (p < 0.05). Conclusion: In general, sites were well designed and easy to use. However, many scored poorly on the reliability of their information either because they were produced in a non-evidence-based way or because they lacking currency. It is important that patients are guided to reputable, location-specific sources of information online, especially because prominent search engine rank does not guarantee reliability of information.

  13. A 2-step Empirical Likelihood approach for combining sample and population data in regression estimation

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    with the dependent variables are known from the population level data, obtained as for example from census then be obtained by maximizing the likelihood function under the population level constraints. The method can covariates is modeled using a combination of sample data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID, Hill

  14. DIFFERENCE OF THE AVERAGE SINGLE-PARTICLE ENERGY SUMS OBTAINED BY SMOOTHING IN ENERGY AND PARTICLE-NUMBER SPACE

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    Pomorska, Bozena

    .p. energy space (e-folding). An alternative way of obtaining of the smooth energy by folding of the singleDIFFERENCE OF THE AVERAGE SINGLE-PARTICLE ENERGY SUMS OBTAINED BY SMOOTHING IN ENERGY AND PARTICLE the smooth energy of nucleus is obtained by folding of the single-particle (s.p.) energy density in the s

  15. Modeling and experimental characterization of stepped and v-shaped (311) defects in silicon

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    Marqués, Luis A. Aboy, María; Dudeck, Karleen J.; Botton, Gianluigi A.; Knights, Andrew P.; Gwilliam, Russell M.

    2014-04-14

    We propose an atomistic model to describe extended (311) defects in silicon. It is based on the combination of interstitial and bond defect chains. The model is able to accurately reproduce not only planar (311) defects but also defect structures that show steps, bends, or both. We use molecular dynamics techniques to show that these interstitial and bond defect chains spontaneously transform into extended (311) defects. Simulations are validated by comparing with precise experimental measurements on actual (311) defects. The excellent agreement between the simulated and experimentally derived structures, regarding individual atomic positions and shape of the distinct structural (311) defect units, provides strong evidence for the robustness of the proposed model.

  16. Effect of surface steps on the microstructure of lateral composition modulation

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    FOLLSTAEDT,DAVID M.; NORMAN,A.G.; RENO,JOHN L.; JONES,ERIC D.; TWESTEN,R.D.; LEE,STEPHEN R.; MOUTINHO,H.; MASCARENHAS,A.

    2000-03-23

    Growth of InAs/AlAs short-period superlattices on appropriately miscut (001) InP substrates is shown to alter the microstructure of composition modulation from a 2D organization of short compositionally enriched wires to a single dominant modulation direction and wire lengths up to {approximately}1 {micro}m. The effects of miscut are interpreted in terms of surface step orientation and character. The material is strongly modulated and exhibits intense optical emission. The 1D modulations appear potentially useful for new devices that take advantage of the preferred direction formed in the growth plane.

  17. Real-time, single-step bioassay using nanoplasmonic resonator with ultra-high sensitivity

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    Zhang, Xiang; Ellman, Jonathan A; Chen, Fanqing Frank; Su, Kai-Hang; Wei, Qi-Huo; Sun, Cheng

    2014-04-01

    A nanoplasmonic resonator (NPR) comprising a metallic nanodisk with alternating shielding layer(s), having a tagged biomolecule conjugated or tethered to the surface of the nanoplasmonic resonator for highly sensitive measurement of enzymatic activity. NPRs enhance Raman signals in a highly reproducible manner, enabling fast detection of protease and enzyme activity, such as Prostate Specific Antigen (paPSA), in real-time, at picomolar sensitivity levels. Experiments on extracellular fluid (ECF) from paPSA-positive cells demonstrate specific detection in a complex bio-fluid background in real-time single-step detection in very small sample volumes.

  18. Step-out Well At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Melosh, Et Al., 2008) |

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  19. #WomenInSTEM: Stepping Stones From One Career to Another | Department of

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  20. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 1 | Department of Energy

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  1. Guide to Community Energy Strategic Planning: Step 2 | Department of Energy

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  2. 5 Steps to Making Your Windows More Energy Efficient | Department of Energy

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  3. Qualification of data obtained during a severe accident. Illustrative examples from TMI-2 evaluations

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    Rempe, Joy L.; Knudson, Darrell L.

    2015-02-01

    The accidents at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and the Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3 Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) provide unique opportunities to evaluate instrumentation exposed to severe accident conditions. Conditions associated with the release of coolant and the hydrogen burn that occurred during the TMI-2 accident exposed instrumentation to harsh conditions, including direct radiation, radioactive contamination, and high humidity with elevated temperatures and pressures. Post-TMI-2 instrumentation evaluation programs focused on data required by TMI-2 operators to assess the condition of the reactor and containment and the effect of mitigating actions taken by these operators. Prior efforts also focused on sensors providing data required for subsequent forensic evaluations and accident simulations. This paper provides additional details related to the formal process used to develop a qualified TMI-2 data base and presents data qualification details for three parameters: reactor coolant system (RCS) pressure; containment building temperature; and containment pressure. These selected examples illustrate the types of activities completed in the TMI-2 data qualification process and the importance of such a qualification effort. These details are described to facilitate implementation of a similar process using data and examinations at the Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3 reactors so that BWR-specific benefits can be obtained.

  4. Porous acicular mullite obtained by controlled oxidation of waste molybdenum disilicide

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    Bu?evac, Dušan, E-mail: bucevac@vinca.rs [Vin?a Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade 11001 (Serbia); Dap?evi?, Aleksandra [Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Karnegijeva 4, Belgrade 11120 (Serbia); Maksimovi?, Vesna [Vin?a Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade 11001 (Serbia)

    2014-02-01

    Highlights: • Waste MoSi{sub 2} heating elements were used as starting material for fabrication of porous acicular mullite. • Calcined MoSi{sub 2} powder was source of SiO{sub 2} and pore former at the same time. • Porous acicular mullite is promising material for filtration of diesel engine exhaust. • Samples with decent mechanical integrity and porosity of more than 60% were fabricated. - Abstract: Porous acicular mullite was fabricated by using waste MoSi{sub 2} heating element and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Careful calcination of the pulverized heating element led to the formation of a mixture of MoO{sub 3} and amorphous SiO{sub 2}. This mixture was employed as both SiO{sub 2} precursor and pore former. The oxidation of MoSi{sub 2} and mullite formation were studied. The effect of fabrication temperature on phase composition, porosity, grain morphology, and compressive strength of sintered mullite was examined. Pure mullite with porosity of more than 60% and compressive strength of ?20 MPa was obtained at temperature as low as 1300 °C. The microstructure consisted of elongated, rectangular, prism-like grains which are known to be effective in filtration of diesel engine exhaust. The increase in sintering temperature caused the change of grain morphology and reduction in compressive strength.

  5. The component groups structure of DPPC bilayers obtained by specular neutron reflectometry

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    Michal Beli?ka; Yuri Gerelli; Norbert Ku?erka; Giovanna Fragneto

    2014-12-16

    Specular neutron reflectometry (SNR) was measured on a system of a floating bilayer consisting of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-d62-\\textit{sn}-glycero-3-phosphocholine (d62-diC16:0PC) deposited over a 1,2-dibehenoyl-\\textit{sn}-glycero-3-phosphocholine (diC22:0PC) bilayer at 25 and 55 {\\deg}C. The internal structure of lipid bilayers was described by a one dimensional scattering length density profile (SLDP) model, originally developed for the evaluation of small angle scattering data. The corresponding model reflectivity curves successfully describe the experimental reflectivity curves of a supported bilayer in the gel phase and a system of a floating bilayer in the liquid crystalline phase. The reflectivity data from the supported bilayer were evaluated individually and served further as an input by the data treatment of floating bilayer reflectivity curves. The results yield internal structure of a deposited and floating bilayer on the level of component groups of lipid molecules. The obtained structure of the floating d62-diC16:0PC bilayer displays high resemblance to the bilayer structure in the form of unilamellar vesicles, however, simultaneously it shows rate of fluctuations in comparison to unilamellar vesicle bilayers.

  6. Casingless down-hole for sealing an ablation volume and obtaining a sample for analysis

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    Noble, D.T.; Braymen, S.D.; Anderson, M.S.

    1996-10-01

    A casing-less down hole sampling system for acquiring a subsurface sample for analysis using an inductively coupled plasma system is disclosed. The system includes a probe which is pushed into the formation to be analyzed using a hydraulic ram system. The probe includes a detachable tip member which has a soil point and a barb, with the soil point aiding the penetration of the earth, and the barb causing the tip member to disengage from the probe and remain in the formation when the probe is pulled up. The probe is forced into the formation to be tested, and then pulled up slightly, to disengage the tip member and expose a column of the subsurface formation to be tested. An instrumentation tube mounted in the probe is then extended outward from the probe to longitudinally extend into the exposed column. A balloon seal mounted on the end of the instrumentation tube allows the bottom of the column to be sealed. A source of laser radiation is emitted from the instrumentation tube to ablate a sample from the exposed column. The instrumentation tube can be rotated in the probe to sweep the laser source across the surface of the exposed column. An aerosol transport system carries the ablated sample from the probe to the surface for testing in an inductively coupled plasma system. By testing at various levels in the down-hole as the probe is extracted from the soil, a profile of the subsurface formation may be obtained. 9 figs.

  7. Apparatus for transmitting power obtained by converting the exhaust energy of an engine

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    Miyajima, H.

    1988-08-30

    This patent describes an apparatus for transmitting power obtained by converting the exhaust energy of a primary engine, the primary engine having a crank shaft and an exhaust passage for passing exhaust gas from the engine. The apparatus consists of: an output turbine having an output shaft and an intake port coupled to the exhaust passage; a compressor mounted on the output shaft of the turbine and including an outlet port; a rotary type engine having a double jointed trochoidal shaped rotor housing, the housing having an expansion chamber with an intake port and an outlet port and a compression chamber, the engine further comprising an eccentrically rotatable generally triangular shaped rotor mounted within the housing and a rotor shaft coupled to the rotor. The outlet port of the compressor is coupled to the intake port of the expansion chamber, the outlet port of the expansion chamber being coupled to the intake port of the output turbine; and power transmitting means connected between the crank shaft of the primary engine and the rotor shaft of the rotary engine whereby auxiliary power is provided to the primary engine.

  8. Key programmatic steps and activities for implementing the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project. [UMTRA Project

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    1985-07-01

    The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA) was enacted based upon findings by Congress that uranium mill tailings located at active and inactive hazard to the public, and that protection of the public health, safety and welfare, and the regulations of interstate commerce, require that every reasonable effort be made to provide for the stabilization, disposal, and control in a safe and environmentally sound manner of such tailings in order to prevent or minimize radon diffusion into the environment and to prevent or minimize other environmental hazards from such tailings.'' A general understanding of the steps leading to elimination of the hazards associated with designated uranium mill tailings sites, and the parties involved in that effort, are presented in this document. A representative schedule is also presented in this document to show both program sequence and activity interdependence. Those activities that have the most potential to influence program duration, because of the significant amount of additional time that may be required, include identification and selection of a suitable site, field data collection delays due to weather, actual acquisition of the designated or alternate disposal site, construction delays due to weather, and site licensing. This document provides an understanding of the steps, the sequence, the parties involved, and a representative duration of activities leading to remedial action and cleanup at the designated inactive uranium mill tailings sites. 10 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Stepping and crowding of molecular motors: statistical kinetics from an exclusion process perspective

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    Luca Ciandrini; M. Carmen Romano; A. Parmeggiani

    2014-05-26

    Motor enzymes are remarkable molecular machines that use the energy derived from the hydrolysis of a nucleoside triphosphate to generate mechanical movement, achieved through different steps that constitute their kinetic cycle. These macromolecules, nowadays investigated with advanced experimental techniques to unveil their molecular mechanisms and the properties of their kinetic cycles, are implicated in many biological processes, ranging from biopolymerisation (e.g. RNA polymerases and ribosomes) to intracellular transport (motor proteins such as kinesins or dyneins). Although the kinetics of individual motors is well studied on both theoretical and experimental grounds, the repercussions of their stepping cycle on the collective dynamics still remains unclear. Advances in this direction will improve our comprehension of transport process in the natural intracellular medium, where processive motor enzymes might operate in crowded conditions. In this work, we therefore extend the current statistical kinetic analysis to study collective transport phenomena of motors in terms of lattice gas models belonging to the exclusion process class. Via numerical simulations, we show how to interpret and use the randomness calculated from single particle trajectories in crowded conditions. Importantly, we also show that time fluctuations and non-Poissonian behavior are intrinsically related to spatial correlations and the emergence of large, but finite, clusters of co-moving motors. The properties unveiled by our analysis have important biological implications on the collective transport characteristics of processive motor enzymes in crowded conditions.

  10. Proceedings of the international workshop on engineering design of next step reversed field pinch devices

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    Thomson, D.B.

    1987-11-01

    These Proceedings contain the formal contributed papers, the workshop papers and workshop summaries presented at the International Workshop on Engineering Design of Next Step RFP Devices held at Los Alamos, July 13-17, 1987. Contributed papers were presented at formal sessions on the topics: (1) physics overview (3 papers); (2) general overview (3 papers); (3) front-end (9 papers); (4) computer control and data acquisition (1 paper); (5) magnetics (5 papers); and (6) electrical design (9 papers). Informal topical workshop sessions were held on the topics: (1) RFP physics (9 papers); (2) front-end (7 papers); (3) magnetics (3 papers); and (4) electrical design (1 paper). This volume contains the summaries written by the Chairmen of each of the informal topical workshop sessions. The papers in these Proceedings represent a significant review of the status of the technical base for the engineering design of the next step RFP devices being developed in the US, Europe, and Japan, as of this date.

  11. On one-step replica symmetry breaking in the Edwards-Anderson spin glass model

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    Del Ferraro, Gino; Zhou, Hai-Jun; Aurell, Erik

    2015-01-01

    We consider a one-step replica symmetry breaking description of the Edwards-Anderson spin glass model in 2D. The ingredients of this description are a Kikuchi approximation to the free energy and a second-level statistical model built on the extremal points of the Kikuchi approximation, which are also fixed points of a Generalized Belief Propagation (GBP) scheme. We show that a generalized free energy can be constructed where these extremal points are exponentially weighted by their Kikuchi free energy and a Parisi parameter y, and that the Kikuchi approximation of this generalized free energy leads to second-level, one-step replica symmetry breaking, GBP equations. We then show that contrary to the analogous case of Bethe approximations in locally tree-like graphs this second-level GBP does not have a class of simpler solutions analogous to Survey Propagation. We attribute this discrepancy to the presence of short loops in a region graph description of the Edwards-Anderson model, and argue that it should be ...

  12. A Semi-Empirical Two Step Carbon Corrosion Reaction Model in PEM Fuel Cells

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    Young, Alan; Colbow, Vesna; Harvey, David; Rogers, Erin; Wessel, Silvia

    2013-01-01

    The cathode CL of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) was exposed to high potentials, 1.0 to 1.4 V versus a reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE), that are typically encountered during start up/shut down operation. While both platinum dissolution and carbon corrosion occurred, the carbon corrosion effects were isolated and modeled. The presented model separates the carbon corrosion process into two reaction steps; (1) oxidation of the carbon surface to carbon-oxygen groups, and (2) further corrosion of the oxidized surface to carbon dioxide/monoxide. To oxidize and corrode the cathode catalyst carbon support, the CL was subjected to an accelerated stress test cycled the potential from 0.6 VRHE to an upper potential limit (UPL) ranging from 0.9 to 1.4 VRHE at varying dwell times. The reaction rate constants and specific capacitances of carbon and platinum were fitted by evaluating the double layer capacitance (Cdl) trends. Carbon surface oxidation increased the Cdl due to increased specific capacitance for carbon surfaces with carbon-oxygen groups, while the second corrosion reaction decreased the Cdl due to loss of the overall carbon surface area. The first oxidation step differed between carbon types, while both reaction rate constants were found to have a dependency on UPL, temperature, and gas relative humidity.

  13. Quantum leap: how to complete a quantum walk in a single step

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    Magdalena Stobi?ska; Peter P. Rohde; Pawe? Kurzy?ski

    2015-11-02

    Quantum walks provide simple models of various fundamental processes. It is pivotal to know when the dynamics underlying a walk lead to quantum advantages just by examining its statistics. A walk with many indistinguishable particles and measurements of non-classical multi-particle correlations is likely to reveal the quantum nature. The number of elements $O(n)$ in a setup realizing walks grows with their length or spread $n$. We introduce the concept of a quantum leap, a process which can be achieved with fewer or complementary resources and which in a single step simulates another long process. The process and its leap are described by the same Hamiltonian but, the latter parametrizes the evolution with a tunable parameter of a setup. In the case of walks, a leap immediately gives a probability distribution which results only after many steps. This may be appealing for simulation of processes which are lengthy or require dynamical control. We discuss a leap based on the multi-particle Hong--Ou--Mandel interference, an inherently quantum phenomenon. It reproduces a quantum walk enabling perfect state transfer through spin chains. It requires a beam splitter, two detectors and $n$ particles to mimic a walk on a chain of size $O(n)$, for time fixed by beam-splitter's reflectivity. Our results apply to a broad class of systems where the HOM-like effects can be observed, and may constitute a new approach to simulation of complex Hamiltonians with passive interferometers.

  14. Assessment of national systems for obtaining local acceptance of waste management siting and routing activities

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    Paige, H.W.; Lipman, D.S.; Owens, J.E.

    1980-07-01

    There is a rich mixture of formal and informal approaches being used in our sister nuclear democracies in their attempts to deal with the difficulties of obtaining local acceptance for siting of waste management facilities and activities. Some of these are meeting with a degree of success not yet achieved in the US. Although this survey documents and assesses many of these approaches, time did not permit addressing in any detail their relevance to common problems in the US. It would appear the US could benefit from a periodic review of the successes and failures of these efforts, including analysis of their applicability to the US system. Of those countries (Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Belgium, and the US) who are working to a time table for the preparation of a high-level waste (HLW) repository, Germany is the only country to have gained local siting acceptance for theirs. With this (the most difficult of siting problems) behind them they appear to be in the best overall condition relative to waste management progress and plans. This has been achieved without a particularly favorable political structure, made up for by determination on the part of the political leadership. Of the remaining three countries studied (France, UK and Canada) France, with its AVM production facility, is clearly the world leader in the HLW immobilization aspect of waste management. France, Belgium and the UK appear to have the least favorable political structures and environments for arriving at waste management decisions. US, Switzerland and Canada appear to have the least favorable political structures and environments for arriving at waste management decisions.

  15. Development of a general method for obtaining the geometry of microfluidic networks

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    Razavi, Mohammad Sayed Salimpour, M. R.; Shirani, Ebrahim

    2014-01-15

    In the present study, a general method for geometry of fluidic networks is developed with emphasis on pressure-driven flows in the microfluidic applications. The design method is based on general features of network's geometry such as cross-sectional area and length of channels. Also, the method is applicable to various cross-sectional shapes such as circular, rectangular, triangular, and trapezoidal cross sections. Using constructal theory, the flow resistance, energy loss and performance of the network are optimized. Also, by this method, practical design strategies for the fabrication of microfluidic networks can be improved. The design method enables rapid prediction of fluid flow in the complex network of channels and is very useful for improving proper miniaturization and integration of microfluidic networks. Minimization of flow resistance of the network of channels leads to universal constants for consecutive cross-sectional areas and lengths. For a Y-shaped network, the optimal ratios of consecutive cross-section areas (A{sub i+1}/A{sub i}) and lengths (L{sub i+1}/L{sub i}) are obtained as A{sub i+1}/A{sub i} = 2{sup ?2/3} and L{sub i+1}/L{sub i} = 2{sup ?1/3}, respectively. It is shown that energy loss in the network is proportional to the volume of network. It is also seen when the number of channels is increased both the hydraulic resistance and the volume occupied by the network are increased in a similar manner. Furthermore, the method offers that fabrication of multi-depth and multi-width microchannels should be considered as an integral part of designing procedures. Finally, numerical simulations for the fluid flow in the network have been performed and results show very good agreement with analytic results.

  16. The Strategy & Leadership concentration prepares students to step into strategic management and organizational leadership positions. The concentration offers two

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    The Strategy & Leadership concentration prepares students to step into strategic management Strategy; Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances; Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology and services to cope with technological and market changes, manage mergers, acquisitions and alliances

  17. Development of a Multi-Step Synthesis and Workup Sequence for an Integrated, Continuous Manufacturing Process of a Pharmaceutical

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    Heider, Patrick L.

    The development and operation of the synthesis and workup steps of a fully integrated, continuous manufacturing plant for synthesizing aliskiren, a small molecule pharmaceutical, are presented. The plant started with ...

  18. Surface Modified Particles By Multi-Step Michael-Type Addition And Process For The Preparation Thereof

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    Cook, Ronald Lee (Lakewood, CO); Elliott, Brian John (Superior, CO); Luebben, Silvia DeVito (Golden, CO); Myers, Andrew William (Arvada, CO); Smith, Bryan Matthew (Boulder, CO)

    2005-05-03

    A new class of surface modified particles and a multi-step Michael-type addition surface modification process for the preparation of the same is provided. The multi-step Michael-type addition surface modification process involves two or more reactions to compatibilize particles with various host systems and/or to provide the particles with particular chemical reactivities. The initial step comprises the attachment of a small organic compound to the surface of the inorganic particle. The subsequent steps attach additional compounds to the previously attached organic compounds through reactive organic linking groups. Specifically, these reactive groups are activated carbon—carbon pi bonds and carbon and non-carbon nucleophiles that react via Michael or Michael-type additions.

  19. Homology-Integrated CRISPR-Cas (HI-CRISPR) System for One-Step Multigene Disruption in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Zhao, Huimin

    Homology-Integrated CRISPR-Cas (HI-CRISPR) System for One-Step Multigene Disruption-integrated CRISPR (HI- CRISPR) strategy represents a powerful tool for creating yeast strains with multiple gene

  20. Design of a step-down DC-DC controller integrated circuit with adaptive dead-time control

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    Li, Zhipeng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    A constant-frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC-DC controller integrated circuit has been designed with adaptive dead-time control. The adaptive dead-time control circuitry is implemented as digital ...

  1. First MR images obtained during megavoltage photon irradiation from a prototype integrated linac-MR system

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    Fallone, B. G.; Murray, B.; Rathee, S.; Stanescu, T.; Steciw, S.; Vidakovic, S.; Blosser, E.; Tymofichuk, D. [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada) and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2009-06-15

    The authors report the first magnetic resonance (MR) images produced by their prototype MR system integrated with a radiation therapy source. The prototype consists of a 6 MV linac mounted onto the open end of a biplanar 0.2 T permanent MR system which has 27.9 cm pole-to-pole opening with flat gradients (40 mT/m) running under a TMX NRC console. The distance from the magnet isocenter to the linac target is 80 cm. The authors' design has resolved the mutual interferences between the two devices such that the MR magnetic field does not interfere with the trajectory of the electron in the linac waveguide, and the radiofrequency (RF) signals from each system do not interfere with the operation of the other system. Magnetic and RF shielding calculations were performed and confirmed with appropriate measurements. The prototype is currently on a fixed gantry; however, in the very near future, the linac and MR magnet will rotate in unison such that the linac is always aimed through the opening in the biplanar magnet. MR imaging was found to be fully operational during linac irradiation and proven by imaging a phantom with conventional gradient echo sequences. Except for small changes in SNR, MR images produced during irradiation were visually and quantitatively very similar to those taken with the linac turned off. This prototype system provides proof of concept that the design has decreased the mutual interferences sufficiently to allow the development of real-time MR-guided radiotherapy. Low field-strength systems (0.2-0.5 T) have been used clinically as diagnostic tools. The task of the linac-MR system is, however, to provide MR guidance to the radiotherapy beam. Therefore, the 0.2 T field strength would provide adequate image quality for this purpose and, with the addition of fast imaging techniques, has the potential to provide 4D soft-tissue visualization not presently available in image-guided radiotherapy systems. The authors' initial design incorporates a permanent magnet; however, other types of magnets and field strengths could also be incorporated. Usable MR images were obtained during linac irradiation from the linac-MR prototype. The authors' prototype design can be used as the functional starting point in developing real-time MR guidance offering soft-tissue contrast that can be coupled with tumor tracking for real-time adaptive radiotherapy.

  2. Flame-vortex interaction driven combustion dynamics in a backward-facing step combustor

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    Altay, H. Murat; Speth, Raymond L.; Hudgins, Duane E.; Ghoniem, Ahmed F.

    2009-05-15

    The combustion dynamics of propane-hydrogen mixtures are investigated in an atmospheric pressure, lean, premixed backward-facing step combustor. We systematically vary the equivalence ratio, inlet temperature and fuel composition to determine the stability map of the combustor. Simultaneous pressure, velocity, heat release rate and equivalence ratio measurements and high-speed video from the experiments are used to identify and characterize several distinct operating modes. When fuel is injected far upstream from the step, the equivalence ratio entering the flame is temporally and spatially uniform, and the combustion dynamics are governed only by flame-vortex interactions. Four distinct dynamic regimes are observed depending on the operating parameters. At high but lean equivalence ratios, the flame is unstable and oscillates strongly as it is wrapped around the large unsteady wake vortex. At intermediate equivalence ratios, weakly oscillating quasi-stable flames are observed. Near the lean blowout limit, long stable flames extending from the corner of the step are formed. At atmospheric inlet temperature, the unstable mode resonates at the 1/4 wavemode of the combustor. As the inlet temperature is increased, the 5/4 wavemode of the combustor is excited at high but lean equivalence ratios, forming the high-frequency unstable flames. Higher hydrogen concentration in the fuel and higher inlet temperatures reduce the equivalence ratios at which the transitions between regimes are observed. We plot combustion dynamics maps or the response curves, that is the overall sound pressure level as a function of the equivalence ratio, for different operating conditions. We demonstrate that numerical results of strained premixed flames can be used to collapse the response curves describing the transitions among the dynamic modes onto a function of the heat release rate parameter alone, rather than a function dependent on the equivalence ratio, inlet temperature and fuel composition separately. We formulate a theory for predicting the critical values of the heat release parameter at which quasi-stable to unstable and unstable to high-frequency unstable modes take place. (author)

  3. Ohmic and step noise from a single trapping center hybridized with a Fermi sea

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    Rogerio de Sousa; K. Birgitta Whaley; Frank K. Wilhelm; Jan von Delft

    2005-10-27

    We show that single electron tunneling devices such as the Cooper-pair box or double quantum dot can be sensitive to the zero-point fluctuation of a single trapping center hybridized with a Fermi sea. If the trap energy level is close to the Fermi sea and has line-width \\gamma > k_B T, its noise spectrum has an Ohmic Johnson-Nyquist form, whereas for \\gamma < k_B T the noise has a Lorentzian form expected from the semiclassical limit. Trap levels above the Fermi level are shown to lead to steps in the noise spectrum that can be used to probe their energetics, allowing the identification of individual trapping centers coupled to the device.

  4. Polarization dependent formation of femtosecond laser-induced periodic surface structures near stepped features

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    Murphy, Ryan D. [Applied Physics Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Torralva, Ben [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Adams, David P. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 (United States); Yalisove, Steven M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

    2014-06-09

    Laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) are formed near 110?nm-tall Au microstructured edges on Si substrates after single-pulse femtosecond irradiation with a 150 fs pulse centered near a 780 nm wavelength. We investigate the contributions of Fresnel diffraction from step-edges and surface plasmon polariton (SPP) excitation to LIPSS formation on Au and Si surfaces. For certain laser polarization vector orientations, LIPSS formation is dominated by SPP excitation; however, when SPP excitation is minimized, Fresnel diffraction dominates. The LIPSS orientation and period distributions are shown to depend on which mechanism is activated. These results support previous observations of the laser polarization vector influencing LIPSS formation on bulk surfaces.

  5. Automated Discovery of Elementary Chemical Reaction Steps Using Freezing String and Berny Optimization Methods

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    Suleimanov, Yury V

    2015-01-01

    We present a simple protocol which allows fully automated discovery of elementary chemical reaction steps using in cooperation single- and double-ended transition-state optimization algorithms - the freezing string and Berny optimization methods, respectively. To demonstrate the utility of the proposed approach, the reactivity of several systems of combustion and atmospheric chemistry importance is investigated. The proposed algorithm allowed us to detect without any human intervention not only "known" reaction pathways, manually detected in the previous studies, but also new, previously "unknown", reaction pathways which involve significant atom rearrangements. We believe that applying such a systematic approach to elementary reaction path finding will greatly accelerate the possibility of discovery of new chemistry and will lead to more accurate computer simulations of various chemical processes.

  6. Strengthening Clean Energy Technology Cooperation under the UNFCCC: Steps toward Implementation

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    Benioff, R.; de Coninck, H.; Dhar, S.; Hansen, U.; McLaren, J.; Painuly, J.

    2010-08-01

    Development of a comprehensive and effective global clean technology cooperation framework will require years of experimenting and evaluation with new instruments and institutional arrangements before it is clear what works on which scale and in which region or country. In presenting concrete examples, this paper aims to set the first step in that process by highlighting successful models and innovative approaches that can inform efforts to ramp up clean energy technology cooperation. This paper reviews current mechanisms and international frameworks for global cooperation on clean energy technologies, both within and outside of the UNFCCC, and provides selected concrete options for scaling up global cooperation on clean energy technology RD&D, enabling environment, and financing.

  7. One-step implementation of entanglement generation on microwave photons in distant 1D superconducting resonators

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    Ming Hua; Ming-Jie Tao; Fu-Guo Deng

    2015-08-01

    We present a scalable quantum-bus-based device for generating the entanglement on microwave photons (MPs) in distant superconducting resonators (SRs). Different from the processors in previous works with some resonators coupled to a superconducting qubit (SQ), our device is composed of some 1D SRs $r_j$ which are coupled to the quantum bus (another common resonator $R$) in its different positions simply, assisted by superconducting quantum interferometer devices. By using the technique for catching and releasing a MP state in a 1D SR, it can work as an entanglement generator or a node in quantum communication. To demonstrate the performance of this device, we propose a one-step scheme to generate high-fidelity Bell states on MPs in two distant SRs. It works in the dispersive regime of $r_j$ and $R$, which enables us to extend it to generate high-fidelity multi-Bell states on different resonator pairs simultaneously.

  8. Source term experiment STEP-3 simulating a PWR severe station blackout

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    Simms, R.; Baker, L. Jr.; Ritzman, R.L.

    1987-05-21

    For a severe PWR accident that leads to a loss of feedwater to the steam generators, such as might occur in a station blackout, fission product decay heating will cause a water boiloff. Without effective cooling of the core, steam will begin to oxidize the Zircaloy cladding. The noble gases and volatile fission products, such as Cs and I, that are major contributors to the radiological source term, will be released from the damaged fuel shortly after cladding failure. The accident environment when these volatile fission products escape was simulated in STEP-3 using four fuel elements from the Belgonucleaire BR3 reactor. The primary objective was to examine the releases in samples collected as close to the test zone as possible. In this paper, an analysis of the temperatures and hydrogen generation is compared with the measurements. The analysis is needed to estimate releases and characterize conditions at the source for studies of fission product transport.

  9. Transparent ultralow-density silica aerogels prepared by a two-step sol-gel process

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    Tillotson, T.M.; Hrubesh, L.W.

    1991-09-01

    Conventional silica sol-gel chemistry is limited for the production of transparent ultralow-density aerogels because (1) gelation is either slow or unachievable, and (2) even when gelation is achieved, the large pore sizes result in loss of transparency for aerogels <.020 g/cc. We have developed a two-step sol-gel process that circumvents the limitations of the conventional process and allows the formation of ultralow-density gels in a matter of hours. we have found that the gel time is dependent on the catalyst concentration. After supercritical extraction, the aerogels are transparent, uncracked tiles with densities as low as .003 g/cc. 6 figs., 11 refs.

  10. Modeling the Auto-Ignition of Biodiesel Blends with a Multi-Step Model

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    Toulson, Dr. Elisa [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Allen, Casey M [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Miller, Dennis J [Michigan State University, East Lansing; McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Schock, Harold [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Lee, Tonghun [Michigan State University, East Lansing

    2011-01-01

    There is growing interest in using biodiesel in place of or in blends with petrodiesel in diesel engines; however, biodiesel oxidation chemistry is complicated to directly model and existing surrogate kinetic models are very large, making them computationally expensive. The present study describes a method for predicting the ignition behavior of blends of n-heptane and methyl butanoate, fuels whose blends have been used in the past as a surrogate for biodiesel. The autoignition is predicted using a multistep (8-step) model in order to reduce computational time and make this a viable tool for implementation into engine simulation codes. A detailed reaction mechanism for n-heptane-methyl butanoate blends was used as a basis for validating the multistep model results. The ignition delay trends predicted by the multistep model for the n-heptane-methyl butanoate blends matched well with that of the detailed CHEMKIN model for the majority of conditions tested.

  11. CO2-driven Enhanced Oil Recovery as a Stepping Stone to What?

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    Dooley, James J.; Dahowski, Robert T.; Davidson, Casie L.

    2010-07-14

    This paper draws heavily on the authors’ previously published research to explore the extent to which near term carbon dioxide-driven enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) can be “a stepping stone to a long term sequestration program of a scale to be material in climate change risk mitigation.” The paper examines the historical evolution of CO2-EOR in the United States and concludes that estimates of the cost of CO2-EOR production or the extent of CO2 pipeline networks based upon this energy security-driven promotion of CO2-EOR do not provide a robust platform for spurring the commercial deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies (CCS) as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The paper notes that the evolving regulatory framework for CCS makes a clear distinction between CO2-EOR and CCS and the authors examine arguments in the technical literature about the ability for CO2-EOR to generate offsetting revenue to accelerate the commercial deployment of CCS systems in the electric power and industrial sectors of the economy. The authors conclude that the past 35 years of CO2-EOR in the U.S. have been important for boosting domestic oil production and delivering proven system components for future CCS systems. However, though there is no reason to suggest that CO2-EOR will cease to deliver these benefits, there is also little to suggest that CO2-EOR is a necessary or significantly beneficial step towards the commercial deployment of CCS as a means of addressing climate change.

  12. Potential Next Steps for the New Orleans City Council Energy Efficiency Resolution

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    Doris, E.

    2011-09-01

    This document is adapted from an actual February 2008 deliverable memo and report delivered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to the City Council of New Orleans, the office of the Mayor of New Orleans, the Chairperson of the Citizen Stakeholders Group (New Orleans Energy Task Force) and the Department of Energy Project Officer in February of 2008. In January 2008, the New Orleans Utility Committee requested review, commentary, and suggestions for Utility Committee next steps related to the Energy Efficiency Resolution (the Resolution) passed by the City Council in December 2007. The suggestions are reprinted here as: (1) An illustration of opportunities for other local governments for the development and implementation of effective energy efficiency ordinances and resolutions; and (2) An example of the type of policy technical assistance that DOE/NREL provides to communities. For more information on the strategy for delivering assistance, please see: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/48689.pdf. Based on experience in other communities and energy efficiency policies and programs, NREL found the Resolution to be a solid framework for increasing the responsible use of energy efficiency and reaping the associated economic and environmental benefits in the city of New Orleans. The remainder of this document provides the requested suggestions for next steps in implementing the word and spirit of the resolution. These suggestions integrate the extensive work of other entities, including the New Orleans Mayor's office, the New Orleans Energy Advisory Committee, the Energy Efficiency Initiative, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. In general, three actions were suggested for funding mechanisms, two for near-term successes, and two for longer-term success.

  13. Plasma-material Interactions in Current Tokamaks and their Implications for Next-step Fusion Reactors

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    Federici, G.; Skinner, C.H.; Brooks, J.N.; Coad, J.P.; Grisolia, C.

    2001-01-10

    The major increase in discharge duration and plasma energy in a next-step DT [deuterium-tritium] fusion reactor will give rise to important plasma-material effects that will critically influence its operation, safety, and performance. Erosion will increase to a scale of several centimeters from being barely measurable at a micron scale in today's tokamaks. Tritium co-deposited with carbon will strongly affect the operation of machines with carbon plasma-facing components. Controlling plasma wall interactions is critical to achieving high performance in present-day tokamaks and this is likely to continue to be the case in the approach to practical fusion reactors. Recognition of the important consequences of these phenomena has stimulated an internationally coordinated effort in the field of plasma-surface interactions supporting the Engineering Design Activities of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project and significant progress has been made in better under standing these issues. This paper reviews the underlying physical processes and the existing experimental database of plasma-material interactions both in tokamaks and laboratory simulation facilities for conditions of direct relevance to next-step fusion reactors. Two main topical groups of interactions are considered: (i) erosion/redeposition from plasma sputtering and disruptions, including dust and flake generation, (ii) tritium retention and removal. The use of modeling tools to interpret the experimental results and make projections for conditions expected in future devices is explained. Outstanding technical issues and specific recommendations on potential R and D [Research and Development] avenues for their resolution are presented.

  14. Generation region of pulsating aurora obtained simultaneously by the FAST satellite and a Syowa-Iceland conjugate pair of observatories

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Generation region of pulsating aurora obtained simultaneously by the FAST satellite and a Syowa-Iceland), with reference to simultaneous data obtained by a Syowa-Iceland conjugate pair of observatories. The aurora simultaneously by the FAST satellite and a Syowa-Iceland conjugate pair of observatories, J. Geophys. Res., 109

  15. Algorithm for obtaining the gradient expansion of the local density of states and the free energy of a superconductor

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    Algorithm for obtaining the gradient expansion of the local density of states and the free energy for obtaining the gauge-invariant gradient expansion of the local density of states and the free energy confirm a recent calculation of the fourth order correction to the free energy by Kosztin, Kos, Stone

  16. Journal Finder in 4 Easy Steps Go to Journal Finder at: http://vp9py7xf3h.search.serialssolutions.com/ (ON CAMPUS ACCESS)

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    will get listings of journals that contain, in the title, the term you entered. STEP 3 In our example This option will allow you to put your own search terms and search within a specific issue of the journal #12;Journal Finder in 4 Easy Steps STEP 1 Go to Journal Finder at: http://vp9py7xf3h.search

  17. Quantum Brachistochrone Curves as Geodesics: Obtaining Accurate Minimum-Time Protocols for the Control of Quantum Systems

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    Wang, Xiaoting

    Most methods of optimal control cannot obtain accurate time-optimal protocols. The quantum brachistochrone equation is an exception, and has the potential to provide accurate time-optimal protocols for a wide range of ...

  18. For economic energy, we need: tritium, large size to obtain hot fusing plasma; high fields and large currents

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    11 For economic energy, we need: tritium, large size to obtain hot fusing plasma; high fields: a Component Test Facility is much needed; ST appears simplest and most economic in tritium: BUT the high cost

  19. Stepped-frequency continuous-wave microwave-induced thermoacoustic imaging

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    Nan, Hao Arbabian, Amin

    2014-06-02

    Microwave-induced thermoacoustic (TA) imaging combines the dielectric contrast of microwave imaging with the resolution of ultrasound imaging. Prior studies have only focused on time-domain techniques with short but powerful microwave pulses that require a peak output power in excess of several kilowatts to achieve sufficient signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). This poses safety concerns as well as to render the imager expensive and bulky with requiring a large vacuum radio frequency source. Here, we propose and demonstrate a coherent stepped-frequency continuous-wave (SFCW) technique for TA imaging which enables substantial improvements in SNR and consequently a reduction in peak power requirements for the imager. Constructive and destructive interferences between TA signals are observed and explained. Full coherency across microwave and acoustic domains, in the thermo-elastic response, is experimentally verified and this enables demonstration of coherent SFCW microwave-induced TA imaging. Compared to the pulsed technique, an improvement of 17?dB in SNR is demonstrated.

  20. Shutdown Dose Rate Analysis Using the Multi-Step CADIS Method

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    Ibrahim, Ahmad M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Peplow, Douglas E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Peterson, Joshua L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Grove, Robert E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-01-01

    The Multi-Step Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling (MS-CADIS) hybrid Monte Carlo (MC)/deterministic radiation transport method was proposed to speed up the shutdown dose rate (SDDR) neutron MC calculation using an importance function that represents the neutron importance to the final SDDR. This work applied the MS-CADIS method to the ITER SDDR benchmark problem. The MS-CADIS method was also used to calculate the SDDR uncertainty resulting from uncertainties in the MC neutron calculation and to determine the degree of undersampling in SDDR calculations because of the limited ability of the MC method to tally detailed spatial and energy distributions. The analysis that used the ITER benchmark problem compared the efficiency of the MS-CADIS method to the traditional approach of using global MC variance reduction techniques for speeding up SDDR neutron MC calculation. Compared to the standard Forward-Weighted-CADIS (FW-CADIS) method, the MS-CADIS method increased the efficiency of the SDDR neutron MC calculation by 69%. The MS-CADIS method also increased the fraction of nonzero scoring mesh tally elements in the space-energy regions of high importance to the final SDDR.

  1. Closed loop adaptive control of spectrum-producing step using neural networks

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    Fu, C.Y.

    1998-11-24

    Characteristics of the plasma in a plasma-based manufacturing process step are monitored directly and in real time by observing the spectrum which it produces. An artificial neural network analyzes the plasma spectrum and generates control signals to control one or more of the process input parameters in response to any deviation of the spectrum beyond a narrow range. In an embodiment, a plasma reaction chamber forms a plasma in response to input parameters such as gas flow, pressure and power. The chamber includes a window through which the electromagnetic spectrum produced by a plasma in the chamber, just above the subject surface, may be viewed. The spectrum is conducted to an optical spectrometer which measures the intensity of the incoming optical spectrum at different wavelengths. The output of optical spectrometer is provided to an analyzer which produces a plurality of error signals, each indicating whether a respective one of the input parameters to the chamber is to be increased or decreased. The microcontroller provides signals to control respective controls, but these lines are intercepted and first added to the error signals, before being provided to the controls for the chamber. The analyzer can include a neural network and an optional spectrum preprocessor to reduce background noise, as well as a comparator which compares the parameter values predicted by the neural network with a set of desired values provided by the microcontroller. 7 figs.

  2. Closed loop adaptive control of spectrum-producing step using neural networks

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    Fu, Chi Yung (San Francisco, CA)

    1998-01-01

    Characteristics of the plasma in a plasma-based manufacturing process step are monitored directly and in real time by observing the spectrum which it produces. An artificial neural network analyzes the plasma spectrum and generates control signals to control one or more of the process input parameters in response to any deviation of the spectrum beyond a narrow range. In an embodiment, a plasma reaction chamber forms a plasma in response to input parameters such as gas flow, pressure and power. The chamber includes a window through which the electromagnetic spectrum produced by a plasma in the chamber, just above the subject surface, may be viewed. The spectrum is conducted to an optical spectrometer which measures the intensity of the incoming optical spectrum at different wavelengths. The output of optical spectrometer is provided to an analyzer which produces a plurality of error signals, each indicating whether a respective one of the input parameters to the chamber is to be increased or decreased. The microcontroller provides signals to control respective controls, but these lines are intercepted and first added to the error signals, before being provided to the controls for the chamber. The analyzer can include a neural network and an optional spectrum preprocessor to reduce background noise, as well as a comparator which compares the parameter values predicted by the neural network with a set of desired values provided by the microcontroller.

  3. Source-term experiment STEP-3 simulating a PWR severe station blackout

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    Simms, R.; Baker, L. Jr.; Ritzman, R.L.

    1987-01-01

    For a severe pressurized water reactor accident that leads to a loss of feedwater to the stream generators, such as might occur in a station blackout, fission product decay heating causes a water boil-off. Without effective decay heat removal, the fuel elements will be uncovered. Eventually, steam will oxidize the overheated cladding. The noble gases and volatile fission products, such as cesium and iodine, that are major contributors to the radiological source term will be released from the damaged fuel shortly after cladding failure. The accident environment when these volatile fission products escape was simulated in STEP-3 using four fuel elements from the Belgonucleaire BR3 reactor. The primary objective was to examine the releases in samples collected as close to the test zone as possible. In this paper, an analysis of the temperatures and hydrogen generation is compared with the measurements. The analysis is needed to estimate releases and characterize conditions at the source for studies of fission product transport.

  4. TREAT source-term experiment STEP-1 simulating a PWR LOCA

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    Simms, R.; Baker, L. Jr.; Blomquist, C.A.; Ritzman, R.L.

    1986-01-01

    In a hypothetical pressurized water reactor (PWR) large-break loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) in which the emergency core cooling system fails, fission product decay heating causes water boil-off and reduced heat removal. Zircaloy cladding is oxidized by the steam. The noble gases and volatile fission products such as cesium and iodine that constitute a principal part of the source term will be released from the damaged fuel at or shortly after the time of cladding failure. TREAT test STEP-1 simulated the LOCA environment when the volatile fission products would be released using four fuel elements from the Belgonucleaire BR3 reactor. The principal objective was to collect a portion of the releases carried by the flow stream in a region as close as possible to the test zone. In this paper, the test is described and the results of an analysis of the thermal and steam/hydrogen environment are compared with the test measurements in order to provide a characterization for analysis of fission product releases and aerosol formation. The results of extensive sample examinations are reported separately.

  5. Shutdown Dose Rate Analysis Using the Multi-Step CADIS Method

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    Ibrahim, Ahmad M.; Peplow, Douglas E.; Peterson, Joshua L.; Grove, Robert E.

    2015-01-01

    The Multi-Step Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling (MS-CADIS) hybrid Monte Carlo (MC)/deterministic radiation transport method was proposed to speed up the shutdown dose rate (SDDR) neutron MC calculation using an importance function that represents the neutron importance to the final SDDR. This work applied the MS-CADIS method to the ITER SDDR benchmark problem. The MS-CADIS method was also used to calculate the SDDR uncertainty resulting from uncertainties in the MC neutron calculation and to determine the degree of undersampling in SDDR calculations because of the limited ability of the MC method to tally detailed spatial and energy distributions. The analysismore »that used the ITER benchmark problem compared the efficiency of the MS-CADIS method to the traditional approach of using global MC variance reduction techniques for speeding up SDDR neutron MC calculation. Compared to the standard Forward-Weighted-CADIS (FW-CADIS) method, the MS-CADIS method increased the efficiency of the SDDR neutron MC calculation by 69%. The MS-CADIS method also increased the fraction of nonzero scoring mesh tally elements in the space-energy regions of high importance to the final SDDR.« less

  6. A Two Step Plasma Conditioning Scheme for High Current Plasma Implosions

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    Choi, P.; Zakharov, S.V. [EPPRA sas, 91961 Courtaboeuf (France)

    2006-01-05

    We consider the effect of using a limited energy current pre-pulse to first heat and evaporate a solid material in wire or cylindrical foil geometry, and second to allow the material to expand until a suitable characteristic scale dimension, like the skin depth, before the application of the main high current pulse for compression and heating. In this way, due to the large-scale density distribution formed during plasma expansion in the preparation phase, the short-wavelength instabilities may be suppressed. This idea is confirmed by 2-D RMHD simulations of the implosion of plasma from exploding a 13.6{mu}m diameter tungsten wire evaporated with a low-energy pre-pulse, free expansion of the wire plasma until a necessary radius and subsequent implosion by a main pulse. The higher resistance against short-wavelength instabilities results in a better quality compression and a higher energy density plasma structure. For implosion of a thin foil liner, the idea of two step implosion is considered by comparison of 2-D RMHD simulations of the implosion of a 1.5{mu}m copper foil at 18MA current amplitude in two cases: with and without pre-pulse. The fastest short-wavelength RT modes associated with high aspect ratio are suppressed due to a finite density gradient at the main pulse. The criteria for the optimum pre-pulse are examined to improve the radiation characteristics for given pulsed power conditions.

  7. Curvature-driven, One-step Assembly of Reconfigurable Smectic Liquid Crystal "Compound Eye" Lenses

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    Francesca Serra; Mohamed A. Gharbi; Yimin Luo; Iris B. Liu; Nathan D. Bade; Randall D. Kamien; Shu Yang; Kathleen J. Stebe

    2015-05-06

    Confined smectic A liquid crystals (SmA LCs) form topological defects called focal conic domains (FCDs) that focus light as gradient-index lenses. Here, we exploit surface curvature to self-assemble FCDs in a single step into a hierarchical structure (coined "flower pattern") molded by the fluid interface that is pinned at the top of a micropillar. The structure resembles the compound eyes of some invertebrates, which consist of hundreds of microlenses on a curved interface, able to focus and construct images in three dimensions. Here we demonstrate that these flowers are indeed "compound eyes" with important features which have not been demonstrated previously in the literature. The eccentric FCDs gradually change in size with radial distance from the edge of the micropillar, resulting in a variable microlens focal length that ranges from a few microns to a few tens of microns within a single "flower". We show that the microlenses can construct a composite 3D image from different depth of field. Moreover, the smectic "compound eye" can be reconfigured by heating and cooling at the LC phase transition temperature; its field of view can be manipulated by tuning the curvature of the LC interface, and the lenses are sensitive to light polarization.

  8. Elementary Steps of Syngas Reactions on Mo2C(001): Adsorption Thermochemistry and Bond Dissociation

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    Medford, Andrew

    2012-02-16

    Density functional theory (DFT) and ab initio thermodynamics are applied in order to investigate the most stable surface and subsurface terminations of Mo{sub 2}C(001) as a function of chemical potential and in the presence of syngas. The Mo-terminated (001) surface is then used as a model surface to evaluate the thermochemistry and energetic barriers for key elementary steps in syngas reactions. Adsorption energy scaling relations and Broensted-Evans-Polanyi relationships are established and used to place Mo{sub 2}C into the context of transition metal surfaces. The results indicate that the surface termination is a complex function of reaction conditions and kinetics. It is predicted that the surface will be covered by either C{sub 2}H{sub 2} or O depending on conditions. Comparisons to transition metals indicate that the Mo-terminated Mo{sub 2}C(001) surface exhibits carbon reactivity similar to transition metals such as Ru and Ir, but is significantly more reactive towards oxygen.

  9. Detachment, Futile Cycling and Nucleotide Pocket Collapse in Myosin-V Stepping

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    Neville J. Boon; Rebecca B. Hoyle

    2015-02-06

    Myosin-V is a highly processive dimeric protein that walks with 36nm steps along actin tracks, powered by coordinated ATP hydrolysis reactions in the two myosin heads. No previous theoretical models of the myosin-V walk reproduce all the observed trends of velocity and run-length with [ADP], [ATP] and external forcing. In particular, a result that has eluded all theoretical studies based upon rigorous physical chemistry is that run length decreases with both increasing [ADP] and [ATP]. We systematically analyse which mechanisms in existing models reproduce which experimental trends and use this information to guide the development of models that can reproduce them all. We formulate models as reaction networks between distinct mechanochemical states with energetically determined transition rates. For each network architecture, we compare predictions for velocity and run length to a subset of experimentally measured values, and fit unknown parameters using a bespoke MCSA optimization routine. Finally we determine which experimental trends are replicated by the best-fit model for each architecture. Only two models capture them all: one involving [ADP]-dependent mechanical detachment, and another including [ADP]-dependent futile cycling and nucleotide pocket collapse. Comparing model-predicted and experimentally observed kinetic transition rates favors the latter.

  10. MICE: the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment. Step I: First Measurement of Emittance with Particle Physics Detectors

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    U. Bravar; M. Bogomilov; Y. Karadzhov; D. Kolev; I. Russinov; R. Tsenov; L. Wang; F. Y. Xu; S. X. Zheng; R. Bertoni; M. Bonesini; R. Mazza; V. Palladino; G. Cecchet; A. de Bari; M. Capponi; A. Iaciofano; D. Orestano; F. Pastore; L. Tortora; S. Ishimoto; S. Suzuki; K. Yoshimura; Y. Mori; Y. Kuno; H. Sakamoto; A. Sato; T. Yano; M. Yoshida; F. Filthaut; M. Vretenar; S. Ramberger; A. Blondel; F. Cadoux; F. Masciocchi; J. S. Graulich; V. Verguilov; H. Wisting; C. Petitjean; R. Seviour; M. Ellis; P. Kyberd; M. Littlefield; J. J. Nebrensky; D. Forrest; F. J. P. Soler; K. Walaron; P. Cooke; R. Gamet; A. Alecou; M. Apollonio; G. Barber; A. Dobbs; P. Dornan; A. Fish; R. Hare; A. Jamdagni; V. Kasey; M. Khaleeq; K. Long; J. Pasternak; H. Sakamoto; T. Sashalmi; V. Blackmore; J. Cobb; W. Lau; M. Rayner; C. D. Tunnell; H. Witte; S. Yang; J. Alexander; G. Charnley; S. Griffiths; B. Martlew; A. Moss; I. Mullacrane; A. Oats; S. York; R. Apsimon; R. J. Alexander; P. Barclay; D. E. Baynham; T. W. Bradshaw; M. Courthold; R. Edgecock T. Hayler; M. Hills; T. Jones; N. McCubbin; W. J. Murray; C. Nelson; A. Nicholls; P. R. Norton; C. Prior; J. H. Rochford; C. Rogers; W. Spensley; K. Tilley; C. N. Booth; P. Hodgson; R. Nicholson; E. Overton; M. Robinson; P. Smith; D. Adey; J. Back; S. Boyd; P. Harrison; J. Norem; A. D. Bross; S. Geer; A. Moretti; D. Neuffer; M. Popovic; Z. Qian; R. Raja; R. Stefanski; M. A. C. Cummings; T. J. Roberts; A. DeMello; M. A. Green; D. Li; A. M. Sessler; S. Virostek; M. S. Zisman; B. Freemire; P. Hanlet; D. Huang; G. Kafka; D. M. Kaplan; P. Snopok; Y. Torun; Y. Onel; D. Cline; K. Lee; Y. Fukui; X. Yang; R. A. Rimmer; L. M. Cremaldi; T. L. Hart; D. J. Summers; L. Coney; R. Fletcher; G. G. Hanson; C. Heidt; J. Gallardo; S. Kahn; H. Kirk; R. B. Palmer

    2013-07-30

    The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is a strategic R&D project intended to demonstrate the only practical solution to providing high brilliance beams necessary for a neutrino factory or muon collider. MICE is under development at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom. It comprises a dedicated beamline to generate a range of input muon emittances and momenta, with time-of-flight and Cherenkov detectors to ensure a pure muon beam. The emittance of the incoming beam will be measured in the upstream magnetic spectrometer with a scintillating fiber tracker. A cooling cell will then follow, alternating energy loss in Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) absorbers to RF cavity acceleration. A second spectrometer, identical to the first, and a second muon identification system will measure the outgoing emittance. In the 2010 run at RAL the muon beamline and most detectors were fully commissioned and a first measurement of the emittance of the muon beam with particle physics (time-of-flight) detectors was performed. The analysis of these data was recently completed and is discussed in this paper. Future steps for MICE, where beam emittance and emittance reduction (cooling) are to be measured with greater accuracy, are also presented.

  11. The effect of different annealing temperatures on tin and cadmium telluride phases obtained by a modified chemical route

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    Mesquita, Anderson Fuzer; Porto, Arilza de Oliveira; Magela de Lima, Geraldo; Paniago, Roberto; Ardisson, José Domingos

    2012-11-15

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? Synthesis of cadmium and tin telluride. ? Chemical route to obtain pure crystalline cadmium and tin telluride. ? Effect of the annealing temperature on the crystalline phases. ? Removal of tin oxide as side product through thermal treatment. -- Abstract: In this work tin and cadmium telluride were prepared by a modification of a chemical route reported in the literature to obtain metallacycles formed by oxidative addition of tin-tellurium bonds to platinum (II). Through this procedure it was possible to obtain tin and cadmium telluride. X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to identify the crystalline phases obtained as well as the presence of side products. In the case of tin telluride it was identified potassium chloride, metallic tellurium and tin oxide as contaminants. The tin oxidation states were also monitored by {sup 119}Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy. The annealing in hydrogen atmosphere was chosen as a strategy to reduce the tin oxide and promote its reaction with the excess of tellurium present in the medium. The evolution of this tin oxide phase was studied through the annealing of the sample at different temperatures. Cadmium telluride was obtained with high degree of purity (98.5% relative weight fraction) according to the Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction data. The modified procedure showed to be very effective to obtain amorphous tin and cadmium telluride and the annealing at 450 °C has proven to be useful to reduce the amount of oxide produced as side product.

  12. Cobalt intercalation at the graphene/iridium(111) interface: Influence of rotational domains, wrinkles, and atomic steps

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    Vlaic, S.; Kimouche, A.; Coraux, J.; Rougemaille, N. [CNRS, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France) [CNRS, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inst NEEL, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Santos, B.; Locatelli, A. [Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., S.S: 14 km 163.5 in AREA Science Park, I-34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy)] [Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., S.S: 14 km 163.5 in AREA Science Park, I-34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy)

    2014-03-10

    Using low-energy electron microscopy, we study Co intercalation under graphene grown on Ir(111). Depending on the rotational domain of graphene on which it is deposited, Co is found intercalated at different locations. While intercalated Co is observed preferentially at the substrate step edges below certain rotational domains, it is mostly found close to wrinkles below other domains. These results indicate that curved regions (near substrate atomic steps and wrinkles) of the graphene sheet facilitate Co intercalation and suggest that the strength of the graphene/Ir interaction determines which pathway is energetically more favorable.

  13. Obtaining Disaster Assistance (Spanish) 

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    Cavanagh, Joyce

    2008-09-24

    se le indique c?mo utilizar el dinero (por ejemplo, reparaciones y alquiler). Si FEMA determina que usted no resulta elegible para recibir asistencia, recibir? una carta en la que se le expliquen los motivos por los que le fue denegada la...

  14. A two-step chemical scheme for kerosene-air premixed flames

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    Franzelli, B.; Riber, E.; Sanjose, M. [CERFACS, CFD Team, 42 Avenue G. Coriolis, 31057 Toulouse Cedex 01 (France); Poinsot, T. [IMFT-UMR 5502, allee du Professeur Camille Soula, 31400 Toulouse (France)

    2010-07-15

    A reduced two-step scheme (called 2S-KERO-BFER) for kerosene-air premixed flames is presented in the context of Large Eddy Simulation of reacting turbulent flows in industrial applications. The chemical mechanism is composed of two reactions corresponding to the fuel oxidation into CO and H{sub 2}O, and the CO - CO{sub 2} equilibrium. To ensure the validity of the scheme for rich combustion, the pre-exponential constants of the two reactions are tabulated versus the local equivalence ratio. The fuel and oxidizer exponents are chosen to guarantee the correct dependence of laminar flame speed with pressure. Due to a lack of experimental results, the detailed mechanism of Dagaut composed of 209 species and 1673 reactions, and the skeletal mechanism of Luche composed of 91 species and 991 reactions have been used to validate the reduced scheme. Computations of one-dimensional laminar flames have been performed with the 2S{sub K}ERO{sub B}FER scheme using the CANTERA and COSILAB softwares for a wide range of pressure ([1; 12] atm), fresh gas temperature ([300; 700] K), and equivalence ratio ([0.6; 2.0]). Results show that the flame speed is correctly predicted for the whole range of parameters, showing a maximum for stoichiometric flames, a decrease for rich combustion and a satisfactory pressure dependence. The burnt gas temperature and the dilution by Exhaust Gas Recirculation are also well reproduced. Moreover, the results for ignition delay time are in good agreement with the experiments. (author)

  15. GLOBAL MONITORING OF URANIUM HEXIFLORIDE CYLINDERS NEXT STEPS IN DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACTION PLAN

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    Hanks, D.

    2010-06-09

    Over 40 industrial facilities world-wide use standardized uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) cylinders for transport, storage and in-process receiving in support of uranium conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication processes. UF{sub 6} is processed and stored in the cylinders, with over 50,000 tU of UF{sub 6} transported each year in these International Organization for Standardization (ISO) qualified containers. Although each cylinder is manufactured to an ISO standard that calls for a nameplate with the manufacturer's identification number (ID) and the owner's serial number engraved on it, these can be quite small and difficult to read. Recognizing that each facility seems to use a different ID, a cylinder can have several different numbers recorded on it by means of metal plates, sticky labels, paint or even marker pen as it travels among facilities around the world. The idea of monitoring movements of UF{sub 6} cylinders throughout the global uranium fuel cycle has become a significant issue among industrial and safeguarding stakeholders. Global monitoring would provide the locations, movements, and uses of cylinders in commercial nuclear transport around the world, improving the efficiency of industrial operations while increasing the assurance that growing nuclear commerce does not result in the loss or misuse of cylinders. It should be noted that a unique ID (UID) attached to a cylinder in a verifiable manner is necessary for safeguarding needs and ensuring positive ID, but not sufficient for an effective global monitoring system. Modern technologies for tracking and inventory control can pair the UID with sensors and secure data storage for content information and complete continuity of knowledge over the cylinder. This paper will describe how the next steps in development of an action plan for employing a global UF{sub 6} cylinder monitoring network could be cultivated using four primary UID functions - identification, tracking, controlling, and accounting.

  16. The need for health impact assessment in China: Potential benefits for public health and steps forward

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    Wu Liming; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia

    2011-07-15

    Health impact assessment (HIA) is a useful tool to predict and estimate the potential health impact associated with programs, projects, and policies by comprehensively identifying relevant health determinants and their consequences. China is undergoing massive and rapid socio-economic changes leading to environment and population health challenges such as a large increase in non-communicable diseases, the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, new health risks associated with environmental pollutants and escalating health inequality. These health issues are affected by multiple determinants which can be influenced by planned policies, programs, and projects. This paper discusses the needs for health impact assessment in China in order to minimize the negative health consequences from projects, programs and policies associated with rapid social and economic development. It first describes the scope of China's current impact assessment system and points out its inadequacy in meeting the requirements of population health protection and promotion. It then analyses the potential use of HIA and why China needs to develop and apply HIA as a tool to identify potential health impacts of proposed programs, projects and policies so as to influence decision-making early in the planning process. Thus, the paper recommends the development of HIA as a useful tool in China to enhance decision-making for the protection and promotion of population health. For this to happen, the paper outlines steps necessary for the establishment and successful implementation of HIA in China: beginning with the establishment of a HIA framework, followed by workforce capacity building, methodology design, and intersectoral collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

  17. Summary of FIRE Actions in Response to Next Step Options Program Advisory Committee Report #4, January 2002

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    Summary of FIRE Actions in Response to Next Step Options Program Advisory Committee Report #4, January 2002 Previous Findings and Recommendations The FIRE Project has made good progress on responding where we deem they are of very high priority. 1. NBI for FIRE Finding 1: At our previous meeting we

  18. The Effects of the Four-Step Problem-Solving Model on Algebra I Students' Mathematical Achievement and Opinions

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    Cruce, Marae Michelle

    2010-07-29

    This study investigated the effects of experiences with a specific problem-solving model on students' ability to solve multi-step word problems and students' beliefs about problem solving. Algebra I students completed a test of the same 16 free...

  19. Wyko Optical Profiler This machine investigates variations in topography for surfaces ranging from very smooth to 2mm step

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    ranging from very smooth to 2mm step height. Basic interferometric principles are used with light. Range Vertical Resolution PSI up to 150 nm 3 VSI up to 2mm 3 nm Operation 1. Power up: · Log In · Power sample, lower objectives to a position that is approximately 1mm above sample. Closely watch all

  20. Synthesis of photo-and pH-responsive composite nanoparticles using a two-step controlled radical polymerization method

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    Zhao, Yue

    Synthesis of photo- and pH-responsive composite nanoparticles using a two-step controlled radical polymerizations Stimuli-responsive polymers a b s t r a c t We present a versatile synthetic method for photo in the composite nanoparticles, and their photo- and pH-responsive behaviors were investigated. With this method

  1. Determining absolute orientation-dependent step energies: a general theory for the Wulff-construction and for

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    Khare, Sanjay V.

    at every point on the surface free energy cð^nnÞ. The inner * Corresponding author. 1304 W. Green StreetDetermining absolute orientation-dependent step energies: a general theory for the Wulff.E. Greene Department of Materials Science and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University

  2. Magnetic separation for a continuous solar-two-step thermochemical cycle for solar hydrogen/CO production using ferrites

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    Arias, Francisco J.; Parks, Geoffrey T.

    2015-05-21

    A novel solar-two-step thermochemical concept for continuous production of H2 or CO from solar energy and H2O or CO2 using the redox pair MOFe2O3/MO as reactive particles is proposed and assessed. Here, an efficient continuous separation mechanism...

  3. Uncovering the Microbial Diversity of the Alberta Oil Sands through Metagenomics: A Stepping Stone for Enhanced Oil Recovery and

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    Voordouw, Gerrit

    1 Uncovering the Microbial Diversity of the Alberta Oil Sands through Metagenomics: A Stepping Voordouw3 1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta; 2 Genome Science Center, B.C. Cancer Genome Alberta, Calgary, AB. Team and deliverables The multidisciplinary R&D team will include

  4. 2nd IFAC Conference on Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, CA, 2002 JUSTIFICATION FOR USING STEP-FUNCTION REFERENCE

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    Singhose, William

    . A combined input shaper and feedback controller was implemented on a five-bar linkage manipulator [11]. Input of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332 Abstract: The use of step function shown to be very effective on mechanical vibration [2]. For example, the performance of long

  5. There will be surprises The first step in preparing for the future and avoiding the stress of

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Financial Planning and Investments Group retirement services are provided by Sun Life Assurance Company as well learn now that, despite life's bumpy path, everyone must plan for future goals, including a smoothThere will be surprises The first step in preparing for the future ­ and avoiding the stress

  6. Robot-Assisted Locomotion Training after Spinal Cord Injury: Comparison of Rodent Stepping in Virtual and Physical Treadmill Environments

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    Reinkensmeyer, David J.

    is also accelerating. A current limitation in both human and animal application of this training, however in Virtual and Physical Treadmill Environments W.K. Timoszyk1 , R.D. de Leon2 , N. London2 , R. Joynes2 , K to their lower shanks. In the second, the rats stepped on a virtual treadmill generated by the robots. The rats

  7. LIKE A SUBURBAN DRONE by THE CAPITOL STEPS From Thank God I'm a Contra Boy

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    Srinivasan, Aravind

    LIKE A SUBURBAN DRONE by THE CAPITOL STEPS From Thank God I'm a Contra Boy: Once upon a time you And a colonial home Like a suburban drone Ah you thought that life was meaningless joined the SDS you were so To have a cellular phone And a colonial home Like a suburban drone Ah you thought that life

  8. Decarboxylative Arylation of Amino Acids via Photoredox Catalysis: A One-Step Conversion of Biomass to Drug

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    MacMillan, David W. C.

    Decarboxylative Arylation of Amino Acids via Photoredox Catalysis: A One-Step Conversion of Biomass. This method offers rapid entry to prevalent benzylic amine architectures from an abundant biomass the worldwide abundance of biomass6 that incorporates carboxylate functionality (e.g., amino acids, -hydroxy

  9. Using seismic inversions to obtain an internal mixing processes indicator for main-sequence solar-like stars

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    Buldgen, G; Dupret, M A

    2015-01-01

    Determining accurate and precise stellar ages is a major problem in astrophysics. These determinations are either obtained through empirical relations or model-dependent approaches. Currently, seismic modelling is one of the best ways of providing accurate ages. However, current methods are affected by simplifying assumptions concerning mixing processes. In this context, providing new structural indicators which are less model-dependent and more sensitive to such processes is crucial. We build a new indicator for core conditions on the main sequence, which should be more sensitive to structural differences and applicable to older stars than the indicator t presented in a previous paper. We also wish to analyse the importance of the number and type of modes for the inversion, as well as the impact of various constraints and levels of accuracy in the forward modelling process that is used to obtain reference models for the inversion. First, we present a method to obtain new structural kernels and use them to bu...

  10. For graduation, students must obtain a grade of "C" or better in each mathematics course, each science course, and each Mechanical Engineering core course. Students must obtain a 2.0 GPA

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    science course, and each Mechanical Engineering core course. Students must obtain a 2.0 GPA in all Mechanical Engineering courses attempted. The department maintains a flowchart that lists all Mechanical Engineering courses (statics, dynamics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics

  11. Studies on design of a process for organo-refining of coal to obtain super clean coal

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    Sharma, C.S.; Sharma, D.K. [Indian Inst. of Tech., New Delhi (India). Centre for Energy Studies

    1999-08-01

    Organo-refining of coal results in refining the coal to obtain super clean coal and residual coal. Super clean coal may be used to obtain value added chemicals, products, and cleaner fuels from coal. In the present work, studies on the design of a semicontinuous process for organo-refining of one ton of coal have been made. The results are reported. This is only a cursory attempt for the design, and further studies may be required for designing this process for use in the development of a scaled-up process of organo-refining of coal.

  12. A Study of the Yield of Camphor and of Camphor Oil Obtained from the Laurus Camphora of Jamaica

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    Weidlein, Edward Ray

    1910-05-15

    KU ScholarWorks | The University of Kansas Pre-1923 Dissertations and Theses Collection A Study of the Yield of Camphor and of Camphor Oil Obtained from the Laurus Camphora of Jamaica 1910 by Edward Ray Weidlein This work was digitized... of Master of Arts A STUDY OP THE YIELD OP CAMPHOR AND OP CAMPHOR OIL OBTAINED PROM THE LAURUS CAMPHORA OP JAMAICA A Thesis Presented to the Paeulty of the University of Kansas. By EDWARD R. WE1DLEIN, Candidate for the Degree of Master of Arts. R...

  13. A Simple Efficient Method for Obtaining the Binding Energy of Lithium Nucleus under the Hulthén and Inversely Quadratic Yukawa Potentials

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    Nasrin. Salehi; Mahsa. Ghazvini

    2015-04-28

    In this paper, the binding energy of Lithium nucleus in a nonrelativistic model is obtained for the Hulth\\'en and the Inversely Quadratic Yukawa Potential. In order to that, we used the concept of supersymmetry to solving the Schr\\"odinger equation exact analytically. These potentials, due to their physical interpretations, are of interest within many areas of theoretical physics. The results of our model for all calculations show that the ground state binding energy of Lithium nucleus with these potentials are very close to the ones obtained in experiments.

  14. Issues in measure-preserving three dimensional flow integrators: Self-adjointness, reversibility, and non-uniform time stepping

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    Finn, John M.

    2015-03-01

    Properties of integration schemes for solenoidal fields in three dimensions are studied, with a focus on integrating magnetic field lines in a plasma using adaptive time stepping. It is shown that implicit midpoint (IM) and a scheme we call three-dimensional leapfrog (LF) can do a good job (in the sense of preserving KAM tori) of integrating fields that are reversible, or (for LF) have a 'special divergence-free' property. We review the notion of a self-adjoint scheme, showing that such schemes are at least second order accurate and can always be formed by composing an arbitrary scheme with its adjoint. Wemore »also review the concept of reversibility, showing that a reversible but not exactly volume-preserving scheme can lead to a fractal invariant measure in a chaotic region, although this property may not often be observable. We also show numerical results indicating that the IM and LF schemes can fail to preserve KAM tori when the reversibility property (and the SDF property for LF) of the field is broken. We discuss extensions to measure preserving flows, the integration of magnetic field lines in a plasma and the integration of rays for several plasma waves. The main new result of this paper relates to non-uniform time stepping for volume-preserving flows. We investigate two potential schemes, both based on the general method of Ref. [11], in which the flow is integrated in split time steps, each Hamiltonian in two dimensions. The first scheme is an extension of the method of extended phase space, a well-proven method of symplectic integration with non-uniform time steps. This method is found not to work, and an explanation is given. The second method investigated is a method based on transformation to canonical variables for the two split-step Hamiltonian systems. This method, which is related to the method of non-canonical generating functions of Ref. [35], appears to work very well.« less

  15. An Evaluation of Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters as Sensors to Obtain the Concentration of Suspended Mass in Water

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    Boss, Emmanuel S.

    An Evaluation of Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters as Sensors to Obtain the Concentration of Suspended, acoustic Doppler velocimeters (ADVs) and other acoustic sensors have been used by researchers in the ocean than optical turbidity sensors, and the high-frequency velocity measurements allow for a direct

  16. with Earth's Theia component; thus, it is present-ly not possible to obtain information on D17

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    Napp, Nils

    with Earth's Theia component; thus, it is present- ly not possible to obtain information on D17 O of the proto-Earth. An alternative explanation for the isotope difference between Earth and the Moon is that the D17 O value of Earth was modified by late- accreting material (late veneer) after the for- mation

  17. Power electronics Slobodan Cuk came to Caltech in 1974 and obtained his PhD degree in Power Electronics in

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    Levi, Anthony F. J.

    Power electronics Slobodan Cuk came to Caltech in 1974 and obtained his PhD degree in Power Electronics in 1976. From 1977 until December, 1999 he was at the California Institute of Technology where he conducted research and taught courses in Power Electronics and Fundamentals of Energy Processing. During his

  18. Planar waveguide obtained by burying a Ge22As20Se58 fiber in As2S3 glass

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Planar waveguide obtained by burying a Ge22As20Se58 fiber in As2S3 glass Quentin Coulombier glasses. Two highly mature chalcogenide glasses are used for these experiments. GASIR glass from Umicore IR Glass, Olen, Belgium, with the composition of Ge22As20Se58 is used to draw fibers

  19. Iron-based soft magnetic composites with MnZn ferrite nanoparticles coating obtained by solgel method

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    Iron-based soft magnetic composites with Mn­Zn ferrite nanoparticles coating obtained by sol nanoparticles to coat iron powder. The nanocrystalline iron powders, with an average particle diameter of 20 nm­Zn ferrites. Mn­Zn ferrite uniformly coated the surface of the powder particles, resulting in a reduced

  20. Steps in Validating Scrape-Off Layer Simulations of Attached and Detached Plasmas in the JET ITER-Like Wall Configuration

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    Steps in Validating Scrape-Off Layer Simulations of Attached and Detached Plasmas in the JET ITER-Like Wall Configuration

  1. A Ten Step Protocol and Plan for CCS Site Characterization, Based on an Analysis of the Rocky Mountain Region, USA

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    McPherson, Brian; Matthews, Vince

    2013-09-15

    This report expresses a Ten-Step Protocol for CO2 Storage Site Characterization, the final outcome of an extensive Site Characterization analysis of the Rocky Mountain region, USA. These ten steps include: (1) regional assessment and data gathering; (2) identification and analysis of appropriate local sites for characterization; (3) public engagement; (4) geologic and geophysical analysis of local site(s); (5) stratigraphic well drilling and coring; (6) core analysis and interpretation with other data; (7) database assembly and static model development; (8) storage capacity assessment; (9) simulation and uncertainty assessment; (10) risk assessment. While the results detailed here are primarily germane to the Rocky Mountain region, the intent of this protocol is to be portable or generally applicable for CO2 storage site characterization.

  2. Study of the one dimensional electron gas arrays confined by steps in vicinal GaN/AlGaN heterointerfaces

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    Li, Huijie E-mail: sh-yyang@semi.ac.cn; Zhao, Guijuan; Liu, Guipeng; Wei, Hongyuan; Jiao, Chunmei; Yang, Shaoyan E-mail: sh-yyang@semi.ac.cn; Wang, Lianshan; Zhu, Qinsheng

    2014-05-21

    One dimensional electron gas (1DEG) arrays in vicinal GaN/AlGaN heterostructures have been studied. The steps at the interface would lead to the lateral barriers and limit the electron movement perpendicular to such steps. Through a self-consistent Schrödinger-Poisson approach, the electron energy levels and wave functions were calculated. It was found that when the total electron density was increased, the lateral barriers were lowered due to the screening effects by the electrons, and the electron gas became more two-dimension like. The calculated 1DEG densities were compared to the experimental values and good agreements were found. Moreover, we found that a higher doping density is more beneficial to form 1-D like electron gas arrays.

  3. Utilizing of protein splicing phenomenon for optimization of obtaining and purification of the recombinant human growth hormone

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    P. L. Starokadomskyy; O. V. Okunev; L. V. Dubey

    2006-12-05

    Protein splicing is a post-translational autocatalystic excision of internal protein sequence (intein) with the subsequent ligation of the flanking polypeptides (exteins). The high specificity of excision ensured by intein makes it possible to use a phenomenon of protein splicing for the biotechnology purposes. The aim of this work was optimization of obtaining and purification of the recombinant human growth hormone using the protein splicing. It was experimentally demonstrated that the use of modified intein as auto-removal affine marker makes it possible to perform the rapid and cheap isolation of the recombinant protein Hgh. Furthermore, this approach allows to obtain the human growth hormone with native N-terminus, without formyl-metionine. Key words: intein, human growth hormone, protein splicing

  4. Preliminary Results of Nb Thin Film Coating for HIE-ISOLDE SRF Cavities Obtained by Magnetron Sputtering

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    Sublet, A; Calatroni, S; D'Elia, A; Jecklin, N; Mondino, I; Prunet, S; Therasse, M; Venturini Delsolaro, W; Zhang, P

    2013-01-01

    In the context of the HIE-ISOLDE upgrade at CERN, several new facilities for the niobium sputter coating of QWR-type superconducting RF accelerating cavities have been developed, built, and successfully operated. In order to further optimize the production process of these cavities the magnetron sputtering technique has been further investigated and continued as an alternative to the already successfully operational DC bias diode sputtering method. The purpose of this poster is to present the results obtained with this technique. The Nb thickness profile along the cavity and its correlation with the electro-magnetic field distribution inside the cavity are discussed. Film structure, morphology and Residual Resistivity Ratio (RRR) will be considered as well and compared with films obtained by DC bias diode sputtering. Finally these results will be compared with RF measurement of a production-like magnetron-coated cavity.

  5. Development of the laser isotope separation method (AVLIS) for obtaining weight amounts of highly enriched {sup 150}Nd isotope

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    Babichev, A P; Grigoriev, Igor' S; Grigoriev, A I; Dorovskii, A P; D'yachkov, Aleksei B; Kovalevich, S K; Kochetov, V A; Kuznetsov, V A; Labozin, Valerii P; Matrakhov, A V; Mironov, Sergei M; Nikulin, Sergei A; Pesnya, A V; Timofeev, N I; Firsov, Valerii A; Tsvetkov, G O; Shatalova, G G

    2005-10-31

    Results obtained at the first stage of development of the experimental technique for obtaining weight amounts of the highly enriched {sup 150}Nd isotope by laser photoionisation are presented. The vaporiser and the laser are designed, and various methods of irradiation of neodymium vapour and extraction of photoions are tested. The product yield {approx}40 mg h{sup -1} for the {approx}60% enrichment and 25 mg h{sup -1} for the {approx}65% enrichment is achieved for a vaporiser of length 27 cm. The cost of constructing the facility for preparing 50 kg of the {sup 150}Nd isotope, intended for determining the neutrino mass, is estimated. This estimate shows that the cost of production can be lowered by a factor of 5-7 compared to the electromagnetic method. (invited paper)

  6. Grade Classification Step Annual Monthly Hourly SUP 1 Utility Worker 1 $30,948 $2,579 $17.01

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    Grade Classification Step Annual Monthly Hourly SUP 1 Utility Worker 1 $30,948 $2,579 $17.01 Food,859 $18.85 Study Tour Assistant 5 $35,508 $2,959 $19.51 SUP 2 Clerk 2 $32,016 $2,668 $17.59 Library Clerk 3 Clerk 3 $33,144 $2,762 $18.21 Facilities Services Worker 4 $34,308 $2,859 $18.85 Library Clerk

  7. Grade Classification Step Annual Monthly Hourly SUP 1 Utility Worker 1 $31,572 $2,631 $17.35

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    Grade Classification Step Annual Monthly Hourly SUP 1 Utility Worker 1 $31,572 $2,631 $17.35 Food,916 $19.23 Study Tour Assistant 5 $36,216 $3,018 $19.90 SUP 2 Clerk 2 $32,652 $2,721 $17.94 Library Clerk 3 Clerk 3 $33,804 $2,817 $18.57 Facilities Services Worker 4 $34,992 $2,916 $19.23 Library Clerk

  8. Process for separating carbon dioxide from flue gas using sweep-based membrane separation and absorption steps

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    Wijmans, Johannes G.; Baker, Richard W.; Merkel, Timothy C.

    2012-08-21

    A gas separation process for treating flue gases from combustion processes, and combustion processes including such gas separation. The invention involves routing a first portion of the flue gas stream to be treated to an absorption-based carbon dioxide capture step, while simultaneously flowing a second portion of the flue gas across the feed side of a membrane, flowing a sweep gas stream, usually air, across the permeate side, then passing the permeate/sweep gas to the combustor.

  9. Validation and Comparison of Carbon Sequestration Project Cost Models with Project Cost Data Obtained from the Southwest Partnership

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    Robert Lee; Reid Grigg; Brian McPherson

    2011-04-15

    Obtaining formal quotes and engineering conceptual designs for carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) sequestration sites and facilities is costly and time-consuming. Frequently, when looking at potential locations, managers, engineers and scientists are confronted with multiple options, but do not have the expertise or the information required to quickly obtain a general estimate of what the costs will be without employing an engineering firm. Several models for carbon compression, transport and/or injection have been published that are designed to aid in determining the cost of sequestration projects. A number of these models are used in this study, including models by J. Ogden, MIT's Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program Model, the Environmental Protection Agency and others. This report uses the information and data available from several projects either completed, in progress, or conceptualized by the Southwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership on Carbon Sequestration (SWP) to determine the best approach to estimate a project's cost. The data presented highlights calculated versus actual costs. This data is compared to the results obtained by applying several models for each of the individual projects with actual cost. It also offers methods to systematically apply the models to future projects of a similar scale. Last, the cost risks associated with a project of this scope are discussed, along with ways that have been and could be used to mitigate these risks.

  10. SU-E-I-53: Variation in Measurements of Breast Skin Thickness Obtained Using Different Imaging Modalities

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    Nguyen, U; Kumaraswamy, N; Markey, M

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To investigate variation in measurements of breast skin thickness obtained using different imaging modalities, including mammography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: Breast skin thicknesses as measured by mammography, CT, ultrasound, and MRI were compared. Mammographic measurements of skin thickness were obtained from published studies that utilized standard positioning (upright) and compression. CT measurements of skin thickness were obtained from a published study of a prototype breast CT scanner in which the women were in the prone position and the breast was uncompressed. Dermatological ultrasound exams of the breast skin were conducted at our institution, with the subjects in the upright position and the breast uncompressed. Breast skin thickness was calculated from breast MRI exams at our institution, with the patient in the prone position and the breast uncompressed. Results: T tests for independent samples demonstrated significant differences in the mean breast skin thickness as measured by different imaging modalities. Repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant differences in breast skin thickness across different quadrants of the breast for some modalities. Conclusion: The measurement of breast skin thickness is significantly different across different imaging modalities. Differences in the amount of compression and differences in patient positioning are possible reasons why measurements of breast skin thickness vary by modality.

  11. Method And Aparatus For Improving Resolution In Spectrometers Processing Output Steps From Non-Ideal Signal Sources

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    Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025); Momayezi, Michael (San Francisco, CA)

    2003-07-01

    A method and apparatus for processing step-like output signals generated by non-ideal, nominally single-pole ("N-1P") devices responding to possibly time-varying, pulse-like input signals of finite duration, wherein the goal is to recover the integrated areas of the input signals. Particular applications include processing step-like signals generated by detector systems in response to absorbed radiation or particles and, more particularly, to digitally processing such step-like signals in high resolution, high rate gamma ray (.gamma.-ray) spectrometers with resistive feedback preamplifiers connected to large volume germanium detectors. Superconducting bolometers can be similarly treated. The method comprises attaching a set of one or more filters to the device's (e.g., preamplifier's) output, capturing a correlated multiple output sample from the filter set in response to a detected event, and forming a weighted sum of the sample values to accurately recover the total area (e.g., charge) of the detected event.

  12. Biopsy Specimens Obtained 7 Days After Starting Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) Provide Reliable Predictors of Response to CRT for Rectal Cancer

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    Suzuki, Toshiyuki [Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan); Sadahiro, Sotaro, E-mail: sadahiro@is.icc.u-tokai.ac.jp [Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan); Tanaka, Akira; Okada, Kazutake; Kamata, Hiroko; Kamijo, Akemi [Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan); Murayama, Chieko [Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan); Akiba, Takeshi; Kawada, Shuichi [Department of Radiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Department of Radiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa (Japan)

    2013-04-01

    Purpose: Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT) significantly decreases local recurrence in locally advanced rectal cancer. Various biomarkers in biopsy specimens obtained before CRT have been proposed as predictors of response. However, reliable biomarkers remain to be established. Methods and Materials: The study group comprised 101 consecutive patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who received preoperative CRT with oral uracil/tegafur (UFT) or S-1. We evaluated histologic findings on hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) staining and immunohistochemical expressions of Ki67, p53, p21, and apoptosis in biopsy specimens obtained before CRT and 7 days after starting CRT. These findings were contrasted with the histologic response and the degree of tumor shrinkage. Results: In biopsy specimens obtained before CRT, histologic marked regression according to the Japanese Classification of Colorectal Carcinoma (JCCC) criteria and the degree of tumor shrinkage on barium enema examination (BE) were significantly greater in patients with p21-positive tumors than in those with p21-negative tumors (P=.04 and P<.01, respectively). In biopsy specimens obtained 7 days after starting CRT, pathologic complete response, histologic marked regression according to both the tumor regression criteria and JCCC criteria, and T downstaging were significantly greater in patients with apoptosis-positive and p21-positive tumors than in those with apoptosis-negative (P<.01, P=.02, P=.01, and P<.01, respectively) or p21-negative tumors (P=.03, P<.01, P<.01, and P=.02, respectively). The degree of tumor shrinkage on both BE as well as MRI was significantly greater in patients with apoptosis-positive and with p21-positive tumors than in those with apoptosis-negative or p21-negative tumors, respectively. Histologic changes in H and E-stained biopsy specimens 7 days after starting CRT significantly correlated with pathologic complete response and marked regression on both JCCC and tumor regression criteria, as well as with tumor shrinkage on BE and MRI (P<.01, P<.01, P<.01, P<.01, and P=.03, respectively). Conclusions: Immunohistochemical expressions of p21 and apoptosis together with histologic changes on H and E-stained biopsy specimens obtained 7 days after starting CRT are strong predictors of the response to CRT.

  13. Step free energies, surface stress, and adsorbate interactions for Cl-Si,,100... at 700 K G. J. Xu, S. V. Khare, Koji S. Nakayama, C. M. Aldao,* and J. H. Weaver

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    Khare, Sanjay V.

    Step free energies, surface stress, and adsorbate interactions for Cl-Si,,100... at 700 K G. J. Xu free energies for A- and B-type steps was Fb /Fa 2.44 for regrowth islands and 3.33 for pits)-(2 1) and the energies of its two in- equivalent steps have been studied extensively.1 Step free

  14. Using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Step 1: Type topic into the Search Box on the Library's Homepage (latech.edu/library/) & click "Search."

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Becomes Using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Step 1: Type topic into the Search Box on the Library's Homepage (latech.edu/library/) & click "Search." Step 2: You will get many results . . . too many checks in "Full Text" and type in current years for "Publication Date." Then click "Update" button. #12

  15. Observation of standing waves at steps on the GaN,,0001... pseudo-,,11... surface by scanning tunneling spectroscopy at room temperature

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    Li, Lian

    Observation of standing waves at steps on the GaN,,0001... pseudo-,,1Ã1... surface by scanning August 2006; published online 25 September 2006 Standing waves formed at steps of the GaN 0001 pseudo- 1, reflected elec- tron waves emerge to interfere with incoming waves to pro- duce standing waves, thus

  16. Step-by-step thermal transformations of a new porous coordination polymer [(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n} (Me{sub 2}mal{sup 2-}=dimethylmalonate): Thermal degradation to barium cuprate

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    Zauzolkova, Natalya; Dobrokhotova, Zhanna; Lermontov, Anatoly; Zorina, Ekaterina; Emelina, Anna; Bukov, Mikhail; Sidorov, Aleksey; Kiskin, Mikhail; Bogomyakov, Artem; Lytvynenko, Anton; Kolotilov, Sergey; Velikodnyi, Yuriy; Kovba, Maksim

    2013-01-15

    The reactions of CuSO{sub 4}{center_dot}5H{sub 2}O, dimethylmalonic acid and Ba(OH){sub 2}{center_dot}H{sub 2}O (Cu: H{sub 2}Me{sub 2}mal: Ba=1: 2: 2) in aqueous and aqueous-ethanol solutions (H{sub 2}O: EtOH=1: 1) resulted in formation of 3D-porous coordination polymers [(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}({mu}-H{sub 2}O){sub 2}CuBa({mu}{sub 3}-Me{sub 2}mal)(Me{sub 2}mal)]{sub n} (1) and [({mu}-H{sub 2}O)CuBa({mu}{sub 3}-Me{sub 2}mal)({mu}{sub 4}-Me{sub 2}mal)]{sub n} (2), respectively. It has been shown that compound 2 was an intermediate in the thermal degradation of compound 1. Thorough studies of solid-state thermolysis of 1 and 2 allowed to detect formation of coordination polymer [CuBa({mu}{sub 4}-Me{sub 2}mal)({mu}{sub 5}-Me{sub 2}mal)]{sub n} (3), structure of which was determined by X-ray powder diffraction. It has been found that the channels in polymer 3 were accessible for guest molecules (MeOH). Theoretical estimation of methanol diffusion barrier was carried out. Complete solid-phase thermolysis of 1 and 2 leads to a mixture of BaCuO{sub 2}, BaCO{sub 3}, and CuO. Special conditions for obtaining of a crystalline phase of pure cubic BaCuO{sub 2} were determined. - Graphical abstract: Step-by-step transformation of new coordination polymer [(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n} to [(H{sub 2}O)CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n} and [CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n} were performed. Dehydration of initial compound leads to structural changes of 12-membered ring fragment. All compounds have porous structure. The final product of thermal decomposition is crystalline phase of individual cubic BaCuO{sub 2}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New 3D-polymers [(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n} and [(H{sub 2}O)CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n} were synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal analysis showed step-by-step transformations of [(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}CuBa(Me{sub 2}mal){sub 2}]{sub n}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystalline phase of pure cubic BaCuO{sub 2} is the product solid-phase thermolysis.

  17. An iterative procedure to obtain inverse response functions for thick-target correction of measured charged-particle spectra

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    S. Pomp; U. Tippawan

    2006-08-25

    A new method for correcting charged-particle spectra for thick target effects is described. Starting with a trial function, inverse response functions are found by an iterative procedure. The variances corresponding to the measured spectrum are treated similiarly and in parallel. Oscillations of the solution are avoided by rebinning the data to finer bins during a correction iteration and back to the original or wider binning after each iteration. This thick-target correction method has been used for data obtained with the MEDLEY facility at the The Svedberg Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden, and is here presented in detail and demonstrated for two test cases.

  18. Method and apparatus for converting and removing organosulfur and other oxidizable compounds from distillate fuels, and compositions obtained thereby

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    D'Alessandro, Robert N. (Spanish Fort, AL); Tarabocchia, John (Parsippany, NJ); Jones, Jerald Andrew (Frankfurt am Main, DE); Bonde, Steven E. (West Richard, WA); Leininger, Stefan (Langenselbold, DE)

    2010-10-26

    The present disclosure is directed to a multi-stage system and a process utilizing said system with the design of reducing the sulfur-content in a liquid comprising hydrocarbons and organosulfur compounds. The process comprising at least one of the following states: (1) an oxidation stage; (2) an extraction state; (3) a raffinate washing stage; (4) a raffinate polishing stage; (5) a solvent recovery stage; (6) a solvent purification stage; and (7) a hydrocarbon recovery stage. The process for removing sulfur-containing hydrocarbons from gas oil, which comprises oxidizing gas oil comprising hydrocarbons and organosulfur compounds to obtain a product gas oil.

  19. Determination of optimal conditions for obtaining 1,3-dimethoxy-1-phenyl-propane by addition of methylal to styrene

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    Brudnik, I.M.; Akhmatdinov, R.T.; Kantor, E.A.; Rakhmankulov, D.L.

    1988-02-10

    The reaction of styrene with methylal was investigated in order to reveal the regularities of the reaction and determine the conditions for obtaining acceptable yields of 1,3-dimethoxy-1-phenylpropane. Earlier, boron trifluoride was recommended as catalyst of the reaction. However, the necessity of working at low temperatures or under pressure makes this catalyst inconvenient for quantitative syntheses. The primary task of the investigation was determination of the possibility of using some other acidic catalysts, particularly sulfuric acid, para toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate, KU-2 cation-exchanger, zinc chloride, and boron trifluoride etherate. The most effective and selective of the investigated catalysts is boron trifluoride etherate.

  20. A quantum algorithm for obtaining the lowest eigenstate of a Hamiltonian assisted with an ancillary qubit system

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    Jeongho Bang; Seung-Woo Lee; Chang-Woo Lee; Hyunseok Jeong

    2014-09-17

    We propose a quantum algorithm to obtain the lowest eigenstate of any Hamiltonian simulated by a quantum computer. The proposed algorithm begins with an arbitrary initial state of the simulated system. A finite series of transforms is iteratively applied to the initial state assisted with an ancillary qubit. The fraction of the lowest eigenstate in the initial state is then amplified up to $\\simeq 1$. We prove that our algorithm can faithfully work for any arbitrary Hamiltonian in the theoretical analysis. Numerical analyses are also carried out. We firstly provide a numerical proof-of-principle demonstration with a simple Hamiltonian in order to compare our scheme with the so-called "Demon-like algorithmic cooling (DLAC)", recently proposed in [Nature Photonics 8, 113 (2014)]. The result shows a good agreement with our theoretical analysis, exhibiting the comparable behavior to the best "cooling" with the DLAC method. We then consider a random Hamiltonian model for further analysis of our algorithm. By numerical simulations, we show that the total number $n_c$ of iterations is proportional to $\\simeq {\\cal O}(D^{-1}\\epsilon^{-0.19})$, where $D$ is the difference between the two lowest eigenvalues, and $\\epsilon$ is an error defined as the probability that the finally obtained system state is in an unexpected (i.e. not the lowest) eigenstate.

  1. Microstructure-properties correlation of pressure die cast eutectic aluminum-silicon alloys for escalator steps (Part I)

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    Asensio-Lozano, J. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, The School of Mines, University of Oviedo, 13 Independence St., Oviedo, E-33004 Asturias (Spain)]. E-mail: jasensio@etsimo.uniovi.es; Suarez-Pena, B. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Technical School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oviedo, Viesques University Campus, Carretera de Castiello de Bernueces, s/n, Gijon, E-33203 Asturias (Spain)

    2006-04-15

    This paper is a study of the roles of strontium as a modifier and titanium as a refiner of the Al-12%Si commercial alloy for escalator steps processed by a hot-chamber pressure-die casting method. Specifically, two objectives were pursued. First, the detection of the level at which the modifier and the refiner become effective in altering the relevant microstructural parameters, namely, the volume fraction, grain size and shape of proeutectic phases. Second, investigation of the morphology of the eutectic matrix.

  2. Changing Safety Culture, One Step at a Time: The Value of the DOE-VPP Program at PNNL

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    Wright, Patrick A.; Isern, Nancy G.

    2005-02-01

    The primary value of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is the ongoing partnership between management and staff committed to change Laboratory safety culture one step at a time. VPP enables PNNL's safety and health program to transcend a top-down, by-the-book approach to safety, and it also raises grassroots safety consciousness by promoting a commitment to safety and health 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. PNNL VPP is a dynamic, evolving program that fosters innovative approaches to continuous improvement in safety and health performance at the Laboratory.

  3. Energy Implications of Retrofitting Retail Sector Rooftop Units with Stepped-Speed and Variable-Speed Functionality

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    Studer, D.; Romero, R.; Herrmann, L.; Benne, K.

    2012-04-01

    Commercial retailers understand that retrofitting constant-speed RTU fan motors with stepped- or variable-speed alternatives could save significant energy in most U.S. climate zones. However, they lack supporting data, both real-world and simulation based, on the cost effectiveness and climate zone-specific energy savings associated with this measure. Thus, building managers and engineers have been unable to present a compelling business case for fan motor upgrades to upper management. This study uses whole-building energy simulation to estimate the energy impact of this type of measure so retailers can determine its economic feasibility.

  4. Transmission coefficient and two-fold degenerate discrete spectrum of spin-1 bosons in a double-step potential

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    L. P. de Oliveira; A. S. de Castro

    2015-04-01

    The scattering of spin-1 bosons in a nonminimal vector double-step potential is described in terms of eigenstates of the helicity operator and it is shown that the transmission coefficient is insensitive to the choice of the polarization of the incident beam. Poles of the transmission amplitude reveal the existence of a two-fold degenerate spectrum. The results are interpreted in terms of solutions of two coupled effective Schr\\"{o}dinger equations for a finite square well with additional $\\delta $-functions situated at the borders.

  5. M10.6.9: Design and fabrication of AMC modules for controlling step motors, piezo and waveguide tuners

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    Przygoda, K; Kielar, E

    2011-01-01

    FLASH accelerator is using superconducting RF cavities to accelerate electron beam. These cavities must be precisely tuned to RF frequency due to very high Q factor (~109 unloaded Q and ~106 loaded Q). They are tuned by slight dimension change (particularly length) induced by tuners driven by step motors. For high gradients (~20MV/m and more) the cavities are dynamically detuned during RF pulse due to Lorentz Force Detuning (LFD). To keep them in resonance the fast tuners with piezos are used. Both slow and fast tuners need the control integrated with the LLRF system.

  6. One-step fabrication of free-standing flexible membranes reinforced with self-assembled arrays of carbon nanotubes

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    Grilli, S.; Coppola, S.; Vespini, V.; Pagliarulo, V.; Ferraro, P.; Nasti, G.; Carfagna, C.

    2014-10-13

    Here, we report on a single step approach for fabricating free-standing polymer membranes reinforced with arrayed self-assembled carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The CNTs are self-assembled spontaneously by electrode-free DC dielectrophoresis based on surface charge templates. The electrical charge template is generated through the pyroelectric effect onto periodically poled lithium niobate ferroelectric crystals. A thermal stimulus enables simultaneously the self-assembly of the CNTs and the cross-linking of the host polymer. Examples of thin polydimethylsiloxane membranes reinforced with CNT patterns are shown.

  7. STEPS TO ESTABLISH A REAL-TIME TRANSMISSION MONITORING SYSTEM FOR TRANSMISSION OWNERS AND OPERATORS WITHIN THE

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterestedReplacement-2-AA-1 SECTION JSTEM-ing the Tide STEM-ing the TideSTEPS TO

  8. How to obtain thermostatted ring polymer molecular dynamics from exact quantum dynamics and when to use it

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    Timothy J. H. Hele

    2015-08-24

    We obtain thermostatted ring polymer molecular dynamics (TRPMD) from exact quantum dynamics via Matsubara dynamics, a recently-derived form of linearization which conserves the quantum Boltzmann distribution. Performing a contour integral in the complex quantum Boltzmann distribution of Matsubara dynamics, replacement of the imaginary Liouvillian which results with a Fokker-Planck term gives TRPMD. We thereby provide error terms between TRPMD and quantum dynamics and predict the systems in which they are likely to be small. Using a harmonic analysis we show that careful addition of friction causes the correct oscillation frequency of the higher ring-polymer normal modes in a harmonic well, which we illustrate with calculation of the position-squared autocorrelation function. However, no physical friction parameter will produce the correct fluctuation dynamics for a parabolic barrier. The results in this paper are consistent with previous numerical studies and advise the use of TRPMD for the computation of spectra.

  9. How to obtain thermostatted ring polymer molecular dynamics from exact quantum dynamics and when to use it

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    Hele, Timothy J H

    2015-01-01

    We obtain thermostatted ring polymer molecular dynamics (TRPMD) from exact quantum dynamics via Matsubara dynamics, a recently-derived form of linearization which conserves the quantum Boltzmann distribution. Performing a contour integral in the complex quantum Boltzmann distribution of Matsubara dynamics, replacement of the imaginary Liouvillian which results with a Fokker-Planck term gives TRPMD. We thereby provide error terms between TRPMD and quantum dynamics and predict the systems in which they are likely to be small. Using a harmonic analysis we show that careful addition of friction causes the correct oscillation frequency of the higher ring-polymer normal modes in a harmonic well, which we illustrate with calculation of the position-squared autocorrelation function. However, no physical friction parameter will produce the correct fluctuation dynamics for a parabolic barrier. The results in this paper are consistent with previous numerical studies and advise the use of TRPMD for the computation of spe...

  10. Percutaneous Transcatheter One-Step Mechanical Aortic Disc Valve Prosthesis Implantation: A Preliminary Feasibility Study in Swine

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    Sochman, Jan [Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, Clinic of Cardiology (Czech Republic)], E-mail: jan.sochman@medicon.cz; Peregrin, Jan H.; Rocek, Miloslav [Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Czech Republic); Timmermans, Hans A.; Pavcnik, Dusan; Roesch, Josef [Oregon Health and Sciences University, Dotter Interventional Institute (United States)

    2006-02-15

    Purpose. To evaluate the feasibility of one-step implantation of a new type of stent-based mechanical aortic disc valve prosthesis (MADVP) above and across the native aortic valve and its short-term function in swine with both functional and dysfunctional native valves. Methods. The MADVP consisted of a folding disc valve made of silicone elastomer attached to either a nitinol Z-stent (Z model) or a nitinol cross-braided stent (SX model). Implantation of 10 MADVPs (6 Z and 4 SX models) was attempted in 10 swine: 4 (2 Z and 2 SX models) with a functional native valve and 6 (4 Z and 2 SX models) with aortic regurgitation induced either by intentional valve injury or by MADVP placement across the native valve. MADVP function was observed for up to 3 hr after implantation. Results. MADVP implantation was successful in 9 swine. One animal died of induced massive regurgitation prior to implantation. Four MADVPs implanted above functioning native valves exhibited good function. In 5 swine with regurgitation, MADVP implantation corrected the induced native valve dysfunction and the device's continuous good function was observed in 4 animals. One MADVP (SX model) placed across native valve gradually migrated into the left ventricle. Conclusion. The tested MADVP can be implanted above and across the native valve in a one-step procedure and can replace the function of the regurgitating native valve. Further technical development and testing are warranted, preferably with a manufactured MADVP.

  11. Development of a decadal-scale estuarine geomorphic model for Suisun Bay, California: calibration, validation, and idealized time-stepping

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    Ganju, Neil K; Schoellhamer, David H; Younis, Bassam A

    2006-01-01

    to freshwater flow, tidal energy, wind-wave resuspension inof winds, spring-neap tidal energy, and tidal advection.that is a function of tidal energy (obtained from tidal

  12. Switchable hydrophobic/hydrophilic surface of electrospun poly (l-lactide) membranes obtained by CF?microwave plasma treatment

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    Yue, Mengyao; Zhou, Baoming; Jiao, Kunyan; Qian, Xiaoming; Xu, Zhiwei; Teng, Kunyue; Zhao, Lihuan; Wang, Jiajun; Jiao, Yanan

    2014-11-29

    A switchable surface that promotes either hydrophobic or hydrophilic wettability of poly (L-lactide) (PLLA) microfibrous membranes is obtained by CF? microwave plasma treatment in this paper. The results indicated that both etching and grafting process occurred during the CF? plasma treatment and these two factors synergistically affected the final surface wettability of PLLA membranes. When plasma treatment was taken under a relatively low power, the surface wettability of PLLA membranes turned from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. Especially when CF? plasma treatment was taken under 100 W for 10 min and 150 W for 5 min, the water contact angle sharply decreased from 116 ± 3.0° to ~0°. According to Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) results, the PLLA fibers were notably etched by CF? plasma treatment. Combined with the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements, only a few fluorine-containing groups were grafted onto the surface, so the etching effect directly affected the surface wettability of PLLA membranes in low plasma power condition. However, with the plasma power increasing to 200 W, the PLLA membrane surface turned to hydrophobic again. In contrast, the morphology changes of PLLA fiber surfaces were not obvious while a large number of fluorine-containing groups grafted onto the surface. So the grafting effect gradually became the major factor for the final surface wettability.

  13. Interatomic potentials for ionic systems with density functional accuracy based on charge densities obtained by a neural network

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    Ghasemi, S Alireza; Saha, Santanu; Goedecker, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Based on an analysis of the short range chemical environment of each atom in a system, standard machine learning based approaches to the construction of interatomic potentials aim at determining directly the central quantity which is the total energy. This prevents for instance an accurate description of the energetics of systems where long range charge transfer is important as well as of ionized systems. We propose therefore not to target directly with machine learning methods the total energy but an intermediate physical quantity namely the charge density, which then in turn allows to determine the total energy. By allowing the electronic charge to distribute itself in an optimal way over the system, we can describe not only neutral but also ionized systems with unprecedented accuracy. We demonstrate the power of our approach for both neutral and ionized NaCl clusters where charge redistribution plays a decisive role for the energetics. We are able to obtain chemical accuracy, i.e. errors of less than a mil...

  14. Progress in obtaining an absolute calibration of a total deuterium-tritium neutron yield diagnostic based on copper activation

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    Ruiz, C. L.; Chandler, G. A.; Fehl, D. L.; Hahn, K. D.; Leeper, R. J.; McWatters, B. R.; Smelser, R. M.; Snow, C. S.; Torres, J. A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Cooper, G. W.; Nelson, A. J. [Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)

    2012-10-15

    The 350-keV Cockroft-Walton accelerator at Sandia National laboratory's Ion Beam facility is being used to calibrate absolutely a total DT neutron yield diagnostic based on the {sup 63}Cu(n,2n){sup 62}Cu({beta}+) reaction. These investigations have led to first-order uncertainties approaching 5% or better. The experiments employ the associated-particle technique. Deuterons at 175 keV impinge a 2.6 {mu}m thick erbium tritide target producing 14.1 MeV neutrons from the T(d,n){sup 4}He reaction. The alpha particles emitted are measured at two angles relative to the beam direction and used to infer the neutron flux on a copper sample. The induced {sup 62}Cu activity is then measured and related to the neutron flux. This method is known as the F-factor technique. Description of the associated-particle method, copper sample geometries employed, and the present estimates of the uncertainties to the F-factor obtained are given.

  15. Petroleum and geothermal production technology in Russia: Summary of information obtained during informational meetings with several Russian Institutes

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    Schafer, D.M.; Glowka, D.A.; Teufel, L.W.

    1995-04-01

    Russian scientists and engineers have drilled the deepest holes in the world. It is recognized that this experience has given them an expertise in drilling superdeep holes, as well as other aspects of drilling, completions, and geophysics. More and more US oil and gas companies are vigorously expanding their exploration and development into Russia. It is important for them to identify and use Russian technology in drilling, completion, logging, and reservoir characterization to the extent possible, in order to both reduce drilling costs and help support the Russian economy. While these US companies are interested in becoming involved in and/or sponsoring research in Russia, they have been unsure as to which scientists and institutes are working on problems of interest. It was also important to determine in which areas Russian technology is farther advanced than in the West. Such technology could then be commercialized as part of the Industrial Partnering Program. In order to develop a clear understanding of these issues, two Sandia engineers with drilling and completions expertise and a geophysicist with expertise in reservoir analysis traveled to Russia to meet with Russian scientists and engineers to discuss their technologies and areas of interest. This report contains a summary of the information obtained during the visit.

  16. Chemical Characterization and Water Content Determination of Bio-Oils Obtained from Various Biomass Species using 31P NMR Spectroscopy

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    David, K.; Ben, H.; Muzzy, J.; Feik, C.; Iisa, K.; Ragauskas, A.

    2012-03-01

    Pyrolysis is a promising approach to utilize biomass for biofuels. One of the key challenges for this conversion is how to analyze complicated components in the pyrolysis oils. Water contents of pyrolysis oils are normally analyzed by Karl Fischer titration. The use of 2-chloro-4,4,5,5,-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane followed by {sup 31}P NMR analysis has been used to quantitatively analyze the structure of hydroxyl groups in lignin and whole biomass. Results: {sup 31}P NMR analysis of pyrolysis oils is a novel technique to simultaneously characterize components and analyze water contents in pyrolysis oils produced from various biomasses. The water contents of various pyrolysis oils range from 16 to 40 wt%. The pyrolysis oils obtained from Loblolly pine had higher guaiacyl content, while that from oak had a higher syringyl content. Conclusion: The comparison with Karl Fischer titration shows that {sup 31}P NMR could also reliably be used to measure the water content of pyrolysis oils. Simultaneously with analysis of water content, quantitative characterization of hydroxyl groups, including aliphatic, C-5 substituted/syringyl, guaiacyl, p-hydroxyl phenyl and carboxylic hydroxyl groups, could also be provided by {sup 31}P NMR analysis.

  17. Switchable hydrophobic/hydrophilic surface of electrospun poly (L-lactide) membranes obtained by CF4 microwave plasma treatment

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    Yue, Mengyao; Wang, Jiajun; Zhou, Baoming; Jiao, Kunyan; Qian, Xiaoming; Xu, Zhiwei; Teng, Kunyue; Zhao, Lihuan; Jiao, Yanan

    2014-11-29

    A switchable surface that promotes either hydrophobic or hydrophilic wettability of poly (L-lactide) (PLLA) microfibrous membranes is obtained by CF? microwave plasma treatment in this paper. The results indicated that both etching and grafting process occurred during the CF? plasma treatment and these two factors synergistically affected the final surface wettability of PLLA membranes. When plasma treatment was taken under a relatively low power, the surface wettability of PLLA membranes turned from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. Especially when CF? plasma treatment was taken under 100 W for 10 min and 150 W for 5 min, the water contact angle sharply decreasedmore »from 116 ± 3.0° to ~0°. According to Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) results, the PLLA fibers were notably etched by CF? plasma treatment. Combined with the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements, only a few fluorine-containing groups were grafted onto the surface, so the etching effect directly affected the surface wettability of PLLA membranes in low plasma power condition. However, with the plasma power increasing to 200 W, the PLLA membrane surface turned to hydrophobic again. In contrast, the morphology changes of PLLA fiber surfaces were not obvious while a large number of fluorine-containing groups grafted onto the surface. So the grafting effect gradually became the major factor for the final surface wettability.« less

  18. Switchable hydrophobic/hydrophilic surface of electrospun poly (l-lactide) membranes obtained by CF?microwave plasma treatment

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    Yue, Mengyao; Zhou, Baoming; Jiao, Kunyan; Qian, Xiaoming; Xu, Zhiwei; Teng, Kunyue; Zhao, Lihuan; Wang, Jiajun; Jiao, Yanan

    2014-11-29

    A switchable surface that promotes either hydrophobic or hydrophilic wettability of poly (L-lactide) (PLLA) microfibrous membranes is obtained by CF? microwave plasma treatment in this paper. The results indicated that both etching and grafting process occurred during the CF? plasma treatment and these two factors synergistically affected the final surface wettability of PLLA membranes. When plasma treatment was taken under a relatively low power, the surface wettability of PLLA membranes turned from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. Especially when CF? plasma treatment was taken under 100 W for 10 min and 150 W for 5 min, the water contact angle sharply decreasedmore »from 116 ± 3.0° to ~0°. According to Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) results, the PLLA fibers were notably etched by CF? plasma treatment. Combined with the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements, only a few fluorine-containing groups were grafted onto the surface, so the etching effect directly affected the surface wettability of PLLA membranes in low plasma power condition. However, with the plasma power increasing to 200 W, the PLLA membrane surface turned to hydrophobic again. In contrast, the morphology changes of PLLA fiber surfaces were not obvious while a large number of fluorine-containing groups grafted onto the surface. So the grafting effect gradually became the major factor for the final surface wettability.« less

  19. Outlook Web App User Guide Use the following steps to create a web version of your signature for the Outlook Web App.

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    Signatures Outlook Web App User Guide Use the following steps to create a web version of your signature for the Outlook Web App. Create a Signature 1. Log On to Outlook Web App http://mail.ucalgary.ca 2

  20. Issue: Student needs to change Seaport/UNCW email password but does not know security questions and does not have SSN in SPAPERS. The below steps

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    Issue: Student needs to change Seaport/UNCW email password but does not know security questions and does not have SSN in SPAPERS. The below steps will assist a student in entering their SSN in Sea