Sample records for obtained precautionary steps

  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. Relevance of the precautionary principle in water recycling 

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    Schäfer, Andrea; Beder, S

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In an engineering context the precautionary principle is often perceived as an excuse to do nothing or a substantial barrier to technical progress. The precautionary principle requires that remedial measures be taken in ...

  3. 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

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

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    Pezzey, Jack

    an environmentally pessimistic, physical constraint on global warming. Our methodology extends the World Bank growth; technical progress #12;2 1. Introduction Are current levels of global human well1 Towards a more inclusive and precautionary indicator of global sustainability John C.V. Pezzeya

  5. Clamping of Solid Tungsten Components for the Bulk W Divertor Row in JET – Precautionary Design for a Brittle Material

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    Clamping of Solid Tungsten Components for the Bulk W Divertor Row in JET – Precautionary Design for a Brittle Material

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

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    Donázar, José A.

    a consequence of the less intensive monitoring of this species and of mortality in wind-farms throughout SpainLetter to the Editor The precautionary principle and wind-farm planning: Data scarcity does to our paper (Carrete et al., 2009) help to clarify issues in the field of wind energy planning, thus

  7. Instructions to obtain the FBI background check Long-Stay Valencia Students The FBI Background Check is the first step in a two-part process. The FBI Background Check takes 4-6

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    Hull, Elaine

    Instructions to obtain the FBI background check Long-Stay Valencia Students The FBI Background Check is the first step in a two-part process. The FBI Background Check takes 4-6 weeks for processing form, fingerprint card and payment--to the following address: FBI CJIS Division ­ Record Request 1000

  8. Step by Step Instructions

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  9. Next Step for STEP

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    Wood, Claire [CTSI; Bremner, Brenda [CTSI

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. The Precautionary Principle (with Application to the Genetic Modification of Organisms)

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    Taleb, Nassim Nicholas; Douady, Raphael; Norman, Joseph; Bar-Yam, Yaneer

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a non-naive version of the Precautionary (PP) that allows us to avoid paranoia and paralysis by confining precaution to specific domains and problems. PP is intended to deal with uncertainty and risk in cases where the absence of evidence and the incompleteness of scientific knowledge carries profound implications and in the presence of risks of "black swans", unforeseen and unforeseable events of extreme consequence. We formalize PP, placing it within the statistical and probabilistic structure of ruin problems, in which a system is at risk of total failure, and in place of risk we use a formal fragility based approach. We make a central distinction between 1) thin and fat tails, 2) Local and systemic risks and place PP in the joint Fat Tails and systemic cases. We discuss the implications for GMOs (compared to Nuclear energy) and show that GMOs represent a public risk of global harm (while harm from nuclear energy is comparatively limited and better characterized). PP should be used to prescribe ...

  11. STEP-by-STEP Program Summary

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

  12. SPAR-H Step-by-Step Guidance

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

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. NEXT STEPS

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  14. Step 5b: Help Program Contractors Obtain the Necessary Equipment...

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    Digital carbon monoxide analyzer-150 Gas leak detection devices-150 Infrared camera-2,500 Analysis software-varies and sometimes has training costs << Previous:...

  15. STEP Partner Presentation

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

  16. STEP Program Benchmark Report

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

  17. STEP Participant Survey Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  18. STEP Intern Job Description

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Intern Job Description, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  19. STEP Participation Agreement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  20. STEP Conference Presentation

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

  1. STEP Request For Incentives

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Request For Incentives, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  2. Stepping motor controller

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bourret, S.C.; Swansen, J.E.

    1982-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A stepping motor is microprocessor controlled by digital circuitry which monitors the output of a shaft encoder adjustably secured to the stepping motor and generates a subsequent stepping pulse only after the preceding step has occurred and a fixed delay has expired. The fixed delay is variable on a real-time basis to provide for smooth and controlled deceleration.

  3. STEP Utility Bill Analysis Report

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

  4. 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).

  5. STEP Intern Reference Check Sheet

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    STEP Intern Reference Check Sheet, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  6. STEP Utility Data Release Form

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

  7. Investigation of stepped labyrinth seal leakage performance

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    Reed, Thomas Stanley

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Deflection of stepped shafts

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    Alexander, Richard Marvin

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -stepped shaft 55 Calculated data for Figure 25. 60 LIST OF SYMBOLS ~Smbol Cross-sectional area Dimension" 2 D e Equivalent diameter Modulus of elasticity Area moment of inertia FL 4 Length Bending moment Static load FL Static load R Resistance... for the two-stepped shaft was 1950 revolutions per minute, as compared to calculated values of 1980, 2070, and 2055 revolutions per minute. Rayleigh' s method for calculating the first critical speed based on the actual static deflection curve...

  10. Relating Multi-step and Single-step Microprocessor

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    Day, Nancy

    Relating Multi-step and Single-step Microprocessor Correctness Statements Relating Multi-step and Single-step Microprocessor Correctness Statements MarkMark AagaardAagaard Nancy DayNancy Day MengMeng LouLou University of Waterloo #12;MotivationMotivation Ã?Ã?highhigh--level microprocessor correctnesslevel

  11. Step by Step Instructions for 2009/10 Budget Reports

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    Thompson, Michael

    SAS FM Step by Step Instructions for 2009/10 Budget Reports - 1 - #12;Table of Contents SUMMARY...................................................12 STEP 4 ­ INCLUDING THE REPORT WITH YOUR NARRATIVE BUDGET SUBMISSION.....13 STEP 4 ­ INCLUDING THE REPORT WITH YOUR NARRATIVE BUDGET SUBMISSION.....13 OPTION 1 ­ PASTE THE REPORT AS A PICTURE INTO A WORD

  12. STEP Brochure (Spanish)

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  13. SPAR-H Step-by-Step Guidance

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

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. 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

  15. STEP Non-Participant Survey Report

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

  16. OPTIMUM PLASMA STATES FOR NEXT STEP TOKAMAKS

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    LIN-LIU,YR; STAMBAUGH,RD

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OAK A271 OPTIMUM PLASMA STATES FOR NEXT STEP TOKAMAKS. The dependence of the ideal ballooning {beta} limit on aspect ratio, A, and elongation {kappa} is systematically explored for nearly 100% bootstrap current driven tokamak equilibria in a wide range of the shape parameters (A = 1.2-7.0, {kappa} = 1.5-6.0 with triangularity {delta} = 0.5). The critical {beta}{sub N} is shown to be optimal at {kappa} = 3.0-4.0 for all A studied and increases as A decreases with a dependence close to A{sup -0.5}. The results obtained can be used as a theoretical basis for the choice of optimum aspect ratio and elongation of next step burning plasma tokamaks or tokamak reactors.

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our Instagram Secretary900Steep Slope Calculator Estimates CoolingStentStep by Step

  18. Piezoelectric step-motion actuator

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    Mentesana; Charles P. (Leawood, KS)

    2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. How to Apply A step by step guide

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    Hickman, Mark

    Profile You must supply a valid email address Click Save when finished #12;Search for Job Vacancies Use either the basic job search fields or view jobs using the next/previous buttons. Note: only five jobs separate applications for each role. #12;#12;Step 2: Online Application Form Here you will enter: ·Highest

  20. Analysis of step-to-step and intrastep gait patterns

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    Lee, Gyusung

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the joint movement patterns in three dimensions for the knee, hip, and ankle joints. First, the existence of a correlation between successive steps was investigated. The angle data from each stride was examined at specific points of the gait cycle. Second...

  1. Intramolecular Strain Coordinates Kinesin Stepping

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    Vale, Ronald D.

    Intramolecular Strain Coordinates Kinesin Stepping Behavior along Microtubules Ahmet Yildiz,1: vale@cmp.ucsf.edu DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2008.07.018 SUMMARY Kinesin advances 8 nm along a microtubule per ATP hydrolyzed, but the mechanism responsible for coordinating the enzymatic cycles of kinesin's two

  2. 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)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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

  5. 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)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Step-by-Step Guide 2006 | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries Pvt LtdShawangunk,SoutheastSt.Steep Gradient Flume Jump to:HIFStep-by-Step Guide

  7. TREC STEP | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries PvtStratosolar Jump to:Holdings Co08.0 -TEEMP Jump to:TIAX LLC JumpTR-0015TREC STEP

  8. ``Step-up'' versus ``step-down'' scattering asymmetry in the neutralization of H

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    Thumm, Uwe

    density near steps in response to the incomplete screening of positive ion cores by conduction electrons``Step-up'' versus ``step-down'' scattering asymmetry in the neutralization of HÀ on free orientation dependence of the charge transfer dynamics expressed in a ``left-right'' (or ``step-up­step

  9. parlab-logo s-step methods

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    parlab-logo Motivation s-step methods Previous work Preconditioning Future work Summary Berkeley EECS MS Numerical Libraries Group visit: 28 April 2008 Hoemmen Comm.-avoiding KSMs #12;parlab-logo "stepping outside the black box" Hoemmen Comm.-avoiding KSMs #12;parlab-logo Motivation s-step methods

  10. Instructions to obtain apostille certification of the FBI background check (Valencia Year-Long Students)

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    Hull, Elaine

    Instructions to obtain apostille certification of the FBI background check (Valencia Year-Long Students) Once you have received the FBI background check. You will need to proceed with step two, obtain not waste time submitting your FBI Background Check for certification. 1.) Complete the DS-4194 Request

  11. University of Utah Financial & Business Services UMarket Step by Step Guide

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    University of Utah Financial & Business Services UMarket Step by Step Guide UMarket Shopping Cart this Step by Step Guide as a supplement to the online UMarket training. Contact Income Accounting..........................................................................13 Appendix A: AVS, CVN, & Response Codes................15 Appendix B: UMarket Contact Information

  12. 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

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Step decision rules for multistage stochastic programming

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    Julien Th ni

    2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 8, 2006 ... The second idea is to have each expert work with step decision rules. ... OR and Management Sciences (Supply Chain Management ). Citation: ...

  14. STEP Preferred Contractors | Department of Energy

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    More Documents & Publications STEP Participant Survey Report Memorandum Summarizing Ex Parte Communication Detailed Monthly and Annual LNG Import Statistics (2004-2012)...

  15. STEP Utility Bill Analysis Report | Department of Energy

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    STEP Utility Bill Analysis Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP). G5d STEP Utility Bill Analysis Report.pdf More Documents &...

  16. Smoothing out step changes of LMP

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    Li, Fangxing

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The locational marginal pricing methodology may lead to a step change when system load grows, creating higher financial risk, especially for small and medium-sized market participants. A proposed continuous LMP method is a straightforward solution to eliminate these step changes when load grows. (author)

  17. iSTEP 2011 Uruguay Sarah Belousov

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    iSTEP 2011 Uruguay Sarah Belousov Yonina Cooper M. Bernardine Dias M. Freddie Dias Afnan Fahim Uruguay's Administraci´on Nacional de Educaci´on P´ublica and their partners; the Qatar Foundation: innovative Student Technology Experience, iSTEP, Uruguay, Montevideo, ICTD, ICT4D, English literacy tools

  18. Sudan and the Lost Girls: Another Step

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    Fraden, Seth

    Sudan and the Lost Girls: Another Step in the Journey-- Sudan to America Presented by Brandeis Journalism-- Panel discussion on "Sudan and the Lost Girls: Another Step in the Journey," present- ed Educational Fund. The participants will discuss life in South Sudan during the mass exodus of youth from

  19. Steps in the bacterial flagellar motor

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

    2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. 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)

    2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. 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

  2. Evaluation of Vitrification Processing Step for Rocky Flats Incinerator Ash

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    Wigent, W.L.; Luey, J.K.; Scheele, R.D.; Li, H.

    1999-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1997, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff developed a processing option for incinerator ash at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Sites (RFETS). This work was performed with support from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Safe Sites of Colorado (SSOC). A description of the remediation needs for the RFETS incinerator ash is provided in a report summarizing the recommended processing option for treatment of the ash (Lucy et al. 1998). The recommended process flowsheet involves a calcination pretreatment step to remove carbonaceous material followed by a vitrification processing step for a mixture of glass tit and calcined incinerator ash. Using the calcination pretreatment step to remove carbonaceous material reduced process upsets for the vitrification step, allowed for increased waste loading in the final product, and improved the quality of the final product. Figure 1.1 illustrates the flow sheet for the recommended processing option for treatment of RFETS incinerator ash. In 1998, work at PNNL further developed the recommended flow sheet through a series of studies to better define the vitrification operating parameters and to address secondary processing issues (such as characterizing the offgas species from the calcination process). Because a prototypical rotary calciner was not available for use, studies to evaluate the offgas from the calcination process were performed using a benchtop rotary calciner and laboratory-scale equipment (Lucy et al. 1998). This report focuses on the vitrification process step after ash has been calcined. Testing with full-scale containers was performed using ash surrogates and a muffle furnace similar to that planned for use at RFETS. Small-scale testing was performed using plutonium-bearing incinerator ash to verify performance of the waste form. Ash was not obtained from RFETS because of transportation requirements to calcine the incinerator ash prior to shipment of the material. Because part of PNNL's work was to characterize the ash prior to calcination and to investigate the effect of calcination on product quality, representative material was obtained from LANL. Ash obtained from LANL was selected based on its similarity to that currently stored at RFETS. The plutonium-bearing ashes obtained from LANL are likely from a RFETS incinerator, but the exact origin was not identified.

  3. Memorial Self-Service A Step-by-Step Guide for

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    Oyet, Alwell

    on Memorial Self-Service. Step 2: Enter your "User ID" and "PIN" and click Login. First time user. Forgot your PIN? Enter in your User ID and click the Forgot PIN? Button. Follow the steps to reset your PIN. #12;"How do I access Memorial Self-Service?" Step 3: After successfully entering your temporary

  4. 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 test results in HuskyCT Instructors apply settings that determine the extent of the feedback that students see after taking a test in HuskyCT and when that information becomes available. Minimal

  5. First-principles calculations of step formation energies and step interactions on TiN(001)

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    Ciobanu, Cristian

    First-principles calculations of step formation energies and step interactions on TiN(001) Cristian the formation energies and repulsive interactions of monatomic steps on the TiN(001) surface, using den- sity studies on different aspects related to thin film growth on TiN surfaces, few atomistic studies have been

  6. 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).

  7. PublishedbyManeyPublishing(c)IOMCommunicationsLtd Nanostructured bainitic steel obtained by

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cambridge, University of

    . In the second step, spark plasma sintering is used as a rapid consolidation process to retain a very fine of the powder, spark plasma sintering and final heat treatment are reported. Bainitic and super-bainitic steels and nanostructuring, spark plasma sintering and heat treatment. The goal was to obtain a fine and stable

  8. Preliminary Steps Ethical Issues Producing Data

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    Watkins, Joseph C.

    Practice from the American Statistical Society. http://www.isi-web.org/about-isi/professional-ethics 7 / 8 #12;Preliminary Steps Ethical Issues Ethical Issues Exercise. Read the American Statistical Association Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice http

  9. A nano-stepping robotic instrumentation platform

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    Wahab, Adam Joseph

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  10. CIS 1068: Practice Problems 11 Some practice with basic loop algorithms: step-by-step loops, sentinel loops, accumulation

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    Yates, Alexander

    , sentinel loops, accumulation loops, and nested loops. 1. Basic Step-by-Step Loops A basic step-by-step loop. Accumulation loops Accumulation loops keep track of and update information each time through the loop. Usually an accumulation loop. Accumulation loops are add-ons to either step-by-step or sentinel loops. You need to start

  11. Twelve Steps to Successful Energy Project Management

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    Smith, W. P.

    COORDINATOR PRODUCTION EMPLOYEES MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR 'HAS( I I.,.... ..Ion llIfjtct ,_{tionl INITIAlJOH 2.Prajol ROll 4. p,STEPS... to be selected through the screening procedures described in step 3, preliminary 600 economics. A number of techniques can be used to develop energy project ideas. First, everyone must know the energy program is a plant-wide effort and an important part...

  12. HOW TO OBTAIN EIA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122 40CoalLease(Billion2,12803 Table A1.GasYearperHOW TO OBTAIN EIA PRODUCTS AND

  13. First analysis stepsFirst analysis steps o quality control and optimization

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    Spang, Rainer

    First analysis stepsFirst analysis steps o quality control and optimization o calibration and error intensities; · background intensities; · quality measures. R and G for each spot on the array. #12 by #12;What is (local) background? usual assumption: total brightness = background brightness (adjacent

  14. How to add GLACIER Tax Prep access in MyIIT Step-by step instructions

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    Heller, Barbara

    How to add GLACIER Tax Prep access in MyIIT Step-by step instructions Student Access Starting. Select the `Money Matters' category and click `Go' 4. Select the `Glacier' channel and click on `Add. Click on the icon to go to GLACIER Tax Prep to go to the tax prep software. If you used GLACIER Tax Prep

  15. Crowdsourcing step-by-step information extraction to enhance existing how-to videos

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    Nguyen, Phu Tran

    Millions of learners today use how-to videos to master new skills in a variety of domains. But browsing such videos is often tedious and inefficient because video player interfaces are not optimized for the unique step-by-step ...

  16. CRISP-DM 1.0 Step-by-step data mining guide

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    Boetticher, Gary D.

    business operations. SPSS (then ISL) had been providing services based on data mining since 1990 and hadCRISP-DM 1.0 Step-by-step data mining guide Pete Chapman (NCR), Julian Clinton (SPSS), Randy Kerber by three "veterans" of the young and immature data mining market. DaimlerChrysler (then Daimler

  17. 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

  18. STEPS IN SLOW FLAGELLAR MOTOR ROTATION

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    Leake, Mark C.

    STEPS IN SLOW FLAGELLAR MOTOR ROTATION Alexander D. Rowe1 , Yoshiyuki Sowa2, Mark C. Leake1+ -specific motors. Torque is generated by the interaction between stator complexes and FliG proteins revolution. CHIMERIC MOTOR: The stator units comprising the flagellar motors of the YS34 strain - used

  19. Systematic risk analysis: first steps towards

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    implementable. Keywords: Quantitative finance, risk analysis, beta, alpha, trends, technical analysisSystematic risk analysis: first steps towards a new definition of beta Michel FLIESS , Cédric JOIN studies systematic (or market) risks in quantitative finance via the well known coefficient (see, e

  20. AEM/S ... Stepping Stone Bill Solitario

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    AEM/S ... Stepping Stone To Stealth Bill Solitario Professor Systems Engineering September 04, 2003/SENSOR AEM/S #12;TAILORED MATERIAL SYSTEMS #12;Manufacturing Process Seemann Composite Resin Infusion Molding Laminate ­ High Fiber to Resin Volume Ratio = High Strength to Weight CORE MATERIAL DRY FABRIC PEEL PLY

  1. 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

  2. DOE Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Efficiency Reporting Requirements DOE Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Efficiency Reporting...

  3. The influence of the electrochemical stressing (potential step...

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

    the electrochemical stressing (potential step and potential-static holding) on the degradation of polymer The influence of the electrochemical stressing (potential step and...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 -...

  5. Mini-step Strategy for Transient Analysis

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    Wei, Fei

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Criticality calculations for Step-2 GPHS modules.

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    Hensen, Danielle Lynn; Lipinski, Ronald J.

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Criticality Calculations for Step-2 GPHS Modules

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    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)

    2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Action Steps for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    An outline of the steps that DOE laboratories and industry partners fulfill when undertaking projects together.

  9. 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)

    2005-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Steps in Preparing an Extension Publication.

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    Anonymous,

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for fiscal affairs. The next step is the assignment of a purchase order number by the fiscal office, after which the entire manuscript file is sent to the associate editor publications. Publications approval data are record ed in the publications office...- TDOC Z TA24S.7 B873 , nO.1296 _~J Stepsin Preparing an Extension Publication 1 A . It I University System gncu ura B-1296 ~ Texas Th~ Te~as A&M Extension Daniel C. Pfannstiel, Director '\\.... ~Arvice College Station, Texas 77843...

  11. Richard Gerber! NERSC User Services Next Steps

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

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonant Soft X-RayReview/Verify3UserNext Steps --- 1 ---

  12. Step-out Well | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f < RAPID‎SolarCityInformation Glass ButtesStep-out Well Jump to:

  13. Lyondell develops one step isobutylene process

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    Not Available

    1992-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that Lyondell Petrochemical Co., Houston, has developed a one step process to convert normal butylenes to isobutylene, a key component of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). MTBE is expected to become the additive of choice among U.S. refiners to blend oxygenated gasolines required by 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act. Lyondell Pres. and Chief Executive Officer Bob Gower the the new process could help assure adequate supplies of MTBE to meet U.S. demand for cleaner burning fuels. Lyondell estimates the capital cost of building a grassroots plant to produce isobutylene with the new process would be less than half the cost of a grassroot plant to produce isobutylene with existing technology starting with normal butane.

  14. Fractal dimensions of the galaxy distribution varying by steps?

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    Marie-Noelle Celerier; Reuben Thieberger

    2005-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The structure of the large scale distribution of the galaxies have been widely studied since the publication of the first catalogs. Since large redshift samples are available, their analyses seem to show fractal correlations up to the observational limits. The value of the fractal dimension(s) calculated by different authors have become the object of a large debate, as have been the value of the expected transition from fractality to a possible large scale homogeneity. Moreover, some authors have proposed that different scaling regimes might be discerned at different lenght scales. To go further on into this issue, we have applied the correlation integral method to the wider sample currently available. We therefore obtain a fractal dimension of the galaxy distribution which seems to vary by steps whose width might be related to the organization hierarchy observed for the galaxies. This result could explain some of the previous results obtained by other authors from the analyses of less complete catalogs and maybe reconcile their apparent discrepancy. However, the method applied here needs to be further checked, since it produces odd fluctuations at each transition scale, which need to be thoroughly explained.

  15. NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) PROGRAM SUMMARY

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    California at Davis, University of

    NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) PROGRAM SUMMARY Institute of Transportation in January 2011, building on the many advances of our Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS Studies University of California, Davis Automakers, energy companies, utilities and governments are making

  16. Irrigation Retrofit Program Steps to Improving sprinkler system efficiency

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    Jawitz, James W.

    Irrigation Retrofit Program Steps to Improving sprinkler system efficiency Step 1. Replace Program provides rebates for improving urban landscape irrigation systems. Homeowners Associations can receive up to $400 for upgrading their irrigation system. In order to receive reimbursement , sign up

  17. The EIS process consists of several steps, each with

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    EIS process consists of several steps, each with opportunities for you to get involved. BPA follows these six steps for EISs on projects, plans and policies. 1. Notice of Intent...

  18. San Antonio's Save for Tomorrow Energy Plant (STEP)

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    Hernandez, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    • Who We Are • Creation of the STEP Program – “The Idea” • What is STEPSTEP Impact on Resource Plan • STEP Programs Overview – Residential & Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs – Demand Response Programs • Program Results • Program Improvements... (equivalent to the amount of energy produced by a medium-sized power plant) – Budget of $849 million through 2020 • Energy Efficiency Programs – Residential – Commercial & Industrial (C&I) • Demand Response Programs – Smart Thermostat – Home Area Network...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's...

  20. activated carbons obtained: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Page Topic Index 1 Graphene Nanoribbons Obtained by Electrically Unwrapping Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Graphene Nanoribbons Obtained by Electrically Unwrapping...

  1. activated carbon obtained: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Page Topic Index 1 Graphene Nanoribbons Obtained by Electrically Unwrapping Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Graphene Nanoribbons Obtained by Electrically Unwrapping...

  2. 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

  3. Step- vs. kink-formation energies on Pt(111)

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    FEIBELMAN,PETER J.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ab-initio kink-formation energies are about 0.25 and 0.18 eV on the (100)- and (111)-microfacet steps of Pt(111), while the sum of the step-formation energies is 0.75 eV/atom. These results imply a specific ratio of formation energies for the two step types, namely 1.14, in excellent agreement with experiment. If kink-formation costs the same energy on the two step types, an inference recently drawn from scanning probe observations of step wandering, this ratio ought to be 1.

  4. Time to pause before the next step

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    Siemon, R.E.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Many scientists, who have staunchly supported ITER for years, are coming to realize it is time to further rethink fusion energy`s development strategy. Specifically, as was suggested by Grant Logan and Dale Meade, and in keeping with the restructuring of 1996, a theme of better, cheaper, faster fusion would serve the program more effectively than ``demonstrating controlled ignition...and integrated testing of the high-heat-flux and nuclear components required to utilize fusion energy...`` which are the important ingredients of ITER`s objectives. The author has personally shifted his view for a mixture of technical and political reasons. On the technical side, he senses that through advanced tokamak research, spherical tokamak research, and advanced stellarator work, scientists are coming to a new understanding that might make a burning-plasma device significantly smaller and less expensive. Thus waiting for a few years, even ten years, seems prudent. Scientifically, there is fascinating physics to be learned through studies of burning plasma on a tokamak. And clearly if one wishes to study burning plasma physics in a sustained plasma, there is no other configuration with an adequate database on which to proceed. But what is the urgency of moving towards an ITER-like step focused on burning plasma? Some of the arguments put forward and the counter arguments are discussed here.

  5. A Step-by-step Guide to the Realisation of Advanced Optical Tweezers

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    Pesce, Giuseppe; Marago, Onofrio M; Jones, Philip H; Gigain, Sylvain; Sasso, Antonio; Volpe, Giovanni

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the pioneering work of Arthur Ashkin, optical tweezers have become an indispensable tool for contactless manipulation of micro- and nanoparticles. Nowadays optical tweezers are employed in a myriad of applications demonstrating the importance of these tools. While the basic principle of optical tweezers is the use of a strongly focused laser beam to trap and manipulate particles, ever more complex experimental set-ups are required in order to perform novel and challenging experiments. With this article, we provide a detailed step- by-step guide for the construction of advanced optical manipulation systems. First, we explain how to build a single-beam optical tweezers on a home-made microscope and how to calibrate it. Improving on this design, we realize a holographic optical tweezers, which can manipulate independently multiple particles and generate more sophisticated wavefronts such as Laguerre-Gaussian beams. Finally, we explain how to implement a speckle optical tweezers, which permit one to employ ...

  6. Obtaining the right large power transformer for a hydro plant

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    Clemen, D.M. [Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, IL (United States)

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transformer efficiency and reliability are important factors in determining the productivity of a hydroelectric generating plant. A well-supervised testing program can help plant owners and engineers improve the quality of equipment installed at their plant. This paper addresses such a program as applied to the selection of the generator step-up, or main power, transformer at a hydroelectric generating station.

  7. STRATEGIESEMPLOYERS Obtain summer internship in an area of the publishing

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    STRATEGIESEMPLOYERS Obtain summer internship in an area of the publishing industry. Participate. Complete an internship in a market research firm or advertisingagency. Supplement curriculum with courses in business, art, or graphicdesign. Obtain internship or other relevant work experience. Develop strong

  8. Method for localizing and isolating an errant process step

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    evaluation of how such a system could be established if one is to be pursued. This joint report merely describes the steps necessary to establish and implement an...

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

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Walters, Glenn A. (Escondido, CA)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

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

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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

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

    the accessibility of materials. STEP-UP is translating its outreach materials into Spanish and providing Spanish-speaking outreach staff for neighborhoods with diverse...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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

  15. STEP Energy Coach and Technical Consultant Job Descriptions ...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Consultant Job Descriptions.pdf More Documents & Publications Technical Consultant RFP Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP) Technical Consultant...

  16. STEPS: A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification...

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

    A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification Filtering of MSMS Database Search Results. STEPS: A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification...

  17. Single-step conversion of cellulose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural...

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

    of HMF directly from raw natural cellulose represents the last major barrier toward the development of a sustainable HMF platform. Here we report an unprecedented single-step...

  18. Structural effects on the oxidation of HCOOH by bismuth-modified Pt(111) electrodes with (100) monatomic steps

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    Smith, S.P.E.; Ben-Dor, K.F.; Abruna, H.D.

    1999-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Significant enhancements in the electrocatalytic oxidation of HCOOH are obtained on deliberately stepped platinum surfaces with (111) terraces and (100) monatomic steps when bismuth is deposited on terrace and/or step sites. The bismuth-modified surfaces with higher step densities/narrower terrace widths exhibit higher catalytic activity in the oxidation of HCOOH than surfaces with lower step densities/wider terrace widths, behavior which is opposite to that exhibited by the analogous bare (unmodified) surfaces. For Bi/Pt(544) and Bi/Pt(755), with nine- and six-atom wide (111) terraces, respectively, maximum catalytic behavior occurs when bismuth is deposited only on the steps, suggesting that a critical ensemble (critical size), two atoms wide, enhances the reactive intermediate pathway for the complete oxidation of HCOOH over the poisoning reaction pathway. Moreover, the potential for the onset of oxidation of HCOOH shifts to less positive potentials as the terrace width of the bismuth-modified surfaces becomes narrower, suggesting a diminution in the activation energy barrier as the ensemble size becomes smaller. Contrary to the behavior on the stepped surfaces, bismuth-modified, polyoriented spherical platinum electrodes, which contain a random distribution of (111), (100), and (110) faces, exhibit a continuous rise in catalytic activity for HCOOH oxidation with bismuth coverage, even at bismuth coverages approaching 100%.

  19. Steps toward fault-tolerant quantum chemistry.

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    Taube, Andrew Garvin

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developing quantum chemistry programs on the coming generation of exascale computers will be a difficult task. The programs will need to be fault-tolerant and minimize the use of global operations. This work explores the use a task-based model that uses a data-centric approach to allocate work to different processes as it applies to quantum chemistry. After introducing the key problems that appear when trying to parallelize a complicated quantum chemistry method such as coupled-cluster theory, we discuss the implications of that model as it pertains to the computational kernel of a coupled-cluster program - matrix multiplication. Also, we discuss the extensions that would required to build a full coupled-cluster program using the task-based model. Current programming models for high-performance computing are fault-intolerant and use global operations. Those properties are unsustainable as computers scale to millions of CPUs; instead one must recognize that these systems will be hierarchical in structure, prone to constant faults, and global operations will be infeasible. The FAST-OS HARE project is introducing a scale-free computing model to address these issues. This model is hierarchical and fault-tolerant by design, allows for the clean overlap of computation and communication, reducing the network load, does not require checkpointing, and avoids the complexity of many HPC runtimes. Development of an algorithm within this model requires a change in focus from imperative programming to a data-centric approach. Quantum chemistry (QC) algorithms, in particular electronic structure methods, are an ideal test bed for this computing model. These methods describe the distribution of electrons in a molecule, which determine the properties of the molecule. The computational cost of these methods is high, scaling quartically or higher in the size of the molecule, which is why QC applications are major users of HPC resources. The complexity of these algorithms means that MPI alone is insufficient to achieve parallel scaling; QC developers have been forced to use alternative approaches to achieve scalability and would be receptive to radical shifts in the programming paradigm. Initial work in adapting the simplest QC method, Hartree-Fock, to this the new programming model indicates that the approach is beneficial for QC applications. However, the advantages to being able to scale to exascale computers are greatest for the computationally most expensive algorithms; within QC these are the high-accuracy coupled-cluster (CC) methods. Parallel coupledcluster programs are available, however they are based on the conventional MPI paradigm. Much of the effort is spent handling the complicated data dependencies between the various processors, especially as the size of the problem becomes large. The current paradigm will not survive the move to exascale computers. Here we discuss the initial steps toward designing and implementing a CC method within this model. First, we introduce the general concepts behind a CC method, focusing on the aspects that make these methods difficult to parallelize with conventional techniques. Then we outline what is the computational core of the CC method - a matrix multiply - within the task-based approach that the FAST-OS project is designed to take advantage of. Finally we outline the general setup to implement the simplest CC method in this model, linearized CC doubles (LinCC).

  20. Goal-Directed Biped Stepping and Push Recovery with Momentum Control

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    Wu, Chun-Chih

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is especially important for step response to perturbations.for generating steps in response to unpredicted distur-when and where to step in response to perturbations.

  1. Achieving Bipedal Running with RABBIT: Six Steps toward Infinity

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    Grizzle, Jessy W.

    Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA running steps. These steps were notably human-like, having a long stride length (approx. 50 cm or 36 been used to experimentally verify a mathematical framework for the systematic de- sign, analysis

  2. The Georgia Tech Student and Teacher Enhancement Partnership (STEP)

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    Gaucher, Eric

    ;STEP Fellows at Tri-Cities High School, Fulton County Christal Gordon--Ph.D. student in ElectricalKalb County Sundiata Jangha--Ph.D student in Mechanical Engineering #12;STEP Fellows at Dunwoody High School, DeKalb County Frank Pyrtle--Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering Kendra Taylor--Ph.D. student

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    steps within the Product Life cycle Management (PLM) context. Initially, PLM was focused almost. In the same time, the industrialization and the production are not sufficiently integrated into the PLM solutions. Currently, there is much to be gained by extending the coverage of PLM to production step

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

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    Wilson, Charles (Chuck) T. [Chuck

    2014-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Farey sequence in the appearance of subharmonic Shapiro steps

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    Jovan Odavic; Petar Mali; Jasmina Tekic

    2015-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Arene Trifluoromethylation: An Effective Strategy to Obtain Air...

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    Arene Trifluoromethylation: An Effective Strategy to Obtain Air-Stable nType Organic Semiconductors with Tunable Optoelectronic Arene Trifluoromethylation: An Effective Strategy to...

  7. 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

  8. COMPUTER ERGONOMIC REVIEW TOOL This tool was designed to provide step-by-step practical guidance to perform simple ergonomic

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    Russell, Lynn

    COMPUTER ERGONOMIC REVIEW TOOL This tool was designed to provide step-by-step practical guidance to perform simple ergonomic workstation evaluations for computer users. Please use this form to determine how Marketplace at http://marketplace.ucsd.edu/ergonomic.asp for monitor risers, glare screens, screen cleaners

  9. 1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa 1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa 1

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    Hudson, Stuart

    1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa Contents 1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa) g = RR + R2 (12) g = RR (13) g = RR + 1 (14) co01aa.h last modified on 2014-04-30 ; 2 #12;

  10. Systems Analysis of a Compact Next Step Burning Plasma Experiment

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    S.C. Jardin; C.E. Kessel; D. Meade; C. Neumeyer

    2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A new burning plasma systems code (BPSC) has been developed for analysis of a next step compact burning plasma experiment with copper-alloy magnet technology. We consider two classes of configurations: Type A, with the toroidal field (TF) coils and ohmic heating (OH) coils unlinked, and Type B, with the TF and OH coils linked. We obtain curves of the minimizing major radius as a function of aspect ratio R(A) for each configuration type for typical parameters. These curves represent, to first order, cost minimizing curves, assuming that device cost is a function of major radius. The Type B curves always lie below the Type A curves for the same physics parameters, indicating that they lead to a more compact design. This follows from that fact that a high fraction of the inner region, r < R-a, contains electrical conductor material. However, the fact that the Type A OH and TF magnets are not linked presents fewer engineering challenges and should lead to a more reliable design. Both the Type A and Type B curves have a minimum in major radius R at a minimizing aspect ratio A typically above 2.8 and at high values of magnetic field B above 10 T. The minimizing A occurs at larger values for longer pulse and higher performance devices. The larger A and higher B design points also have the feature that the ratio of the discharge time to the current redistribution time is largest so that steady-state operation can be more realistically prototyped. A sensitivity study is presented for the baseline Type A configuration showing the dependence of the results on the parameters held fixed for the minimization study.

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

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    Serhiy Tomylko; Oleg Yaroshchuk; Nikolai Lebovka

    2015-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Precautionary Measures for Credit Risk Management in Jump Models

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    Egami, Masahiko

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. 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)

    2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Terra-Gen Powers Coso Geothermal Facility Obtains Critical Federal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Obtains Critical Federal Permit to Increase Its Renewable Energy Generation Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Terra-Gen Powers Coso...

  15. 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...

  16. Theoretical Analysis for Obtaining Physical Properties of Composite Electrodes

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    Weidner, John W.

    , 2003. Composite electrodes, composed of a mixture of electronically and ionically conducting materials and electronic conductivities of Nafion/ carbon composites. Shibuya et al.1 used an interdigitated arrayTheoretical Analysis for Obtaining Physical Properties of Composite Electrodes Parthasarathy M

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

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    to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Council on Environmental Quality - Steps to Modernize and Reinvigorate NEPA Abstract This page links to the...

  18. Regular step arrays on silicon J. Viernow,a)

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    Himpsel, Franz J.

    Regular step arrays on silicon J. Viernow,a) J.-L. Lin, D. Y. Petrovykh, F. M. Leibsle,b) F. K. Men, as well as magnetoresistive sensors on sawtooth-shaped semiconductors.1 Particularly appealing are self

  19. Next Steps for the FCEV Learning Demonstration Project (Presentation)

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    Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C.; Saur, G.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation summarizes project goals; vehicle and H2 station deployment status, critical performance compared to targets; highlights of latest vehicle and infrastructure analysis results and progress; learning demo next steps; highlights of partner activities and summary.

  20. Stockpile Transition Enabling Program (STEP): Process and project requirements

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    Ma, Kwok Kee

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Stockpile Transition Enabling Program (STEP) is aimed at identifying weapon components suitable for use in more than one weapon and for qualifying components so identified for multiple use. Work includes identifying the means to maintain the manufacturing capability for these items. This document provides the participants in STEP a common, consistent understanding of the process and requirements. The STEP objectives are presented and the activities are outlined. The STEP project selections are based on the customer needs, product applicability, and maturity of the technology used. A formal project selection process is described and the selection criteria are defined. The concept of {open_quotes}production readiness{close_quotes} is introduced, along with a summary of the project requirements and deliverables to demonstrate production readiness.

  1. Precise Steps for Choreography Modeling for SOA Validation and Verification

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    Southampton, University of

    as the next evolutionary step to cope with the software complexity of ERP systems where monolithic approaches component models by verification. This fits well into the model-driven development approach practiced at SAP

  2. 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 chairman will take responsibility for insuring this activity is completed prior to the next PAC meeting. 1

  3. Treading Lightly Steps Toward Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

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    Wong, Pak Kin

    Treading Lightly Steps Toward Reducing Our Carbon Footprint This is one section of The University reducing the UA's carbon footprint. The Facilities Management recycling and waste department supports long

  4. 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

  5. A multipoint boundary value problem solver with implicit time stepping

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    Curtis, Donald Arthur

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A MULTIPOINT BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEM SOLVER WITH IMPLICIT TIME STEPPING A Thesis by DONALD ARTHUR CURTIS 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 1991 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering A MULTIPOINT BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEM SOLVER WITH IMPLICIT TIME STEPPING A Thesis by DONALD ARTHUR CURTIS Approved as to style and content by: Ralph E. White (Chair of Committee) Albert T...

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

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    Mosman, Thomas Michael

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. Solving the Dirac equation with nonlocal potential by Imaginary Time Step method

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    Ying Zhang; Haozhao Liang; Jie Meng

    2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Imaginary Time Step (ITS) method is applied to solve the Dirac equation with the nonlocal potential in coordinate space by the ITS evolution for the corresponding Schr\\"odinger-like equation for the upper component. It is demonstrated that the ITS evolution can be equivalently performed for the Schr\\"odinger-like equation with or without localization. The latter algorithm is recommended in the application for the reason of simplicity and efficiency. The feasibility and reliability of this algorithm are also illustrated by taking the nucleus $^{16}$O as an example, where the same results as the shooting method for the Dirac equation with localized effective potentials are obtained.

  8. The MOVE-Step model for article introductions Introductions to academic articles are frequently written according to the MOVE-Step pat-

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    Kielmann, Thilo

    The MOVE-Step model for article introductions Introductions to academic articles are frequently in academic and research settings., Cambridge, CUP.) Move 1 Establishing a territory Step 1 Claiming Announcing present research Step 2 Announcing principal findings Step 3 Indicating research article structure

  9. 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)

    2014-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. 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

  11. Damping filter method for obtaining spatially localized solutions

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    Toshiki Teramura; Sadayoshi Toh

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Spatially localized structures are key components of turbulence and other spatio-temporally chaotic systems. From a dynamical systems viewpoint, it is desirable to obtain corresponding exact solutions, though their existence is not guaranteed. A damping filter method is introduced to obtain variously localized solutions, and adopted into two typical cases. This method introduces a spatially selective damping effect to make a good guess at the exact solution, and we can obtain an exact solution through a continuation with the damping amplitude. First target is a steady solution to Swift-Hohenberg equation, which is a representative of bi-stable systems in which localized solutions coexist, and a model for span-wisely localized cases. Not only solutions belonging to the well-known snaking branches but also those belonging to an isolated branch known as "isolas" are found with a continuation paths between them in phase space extended with the damping amplitude. This indicates that this spatially selective excitation mechanism has an advantage in searching spatially localized solutions. Second target is a spatially localized traveling-wave solution to Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation, which is a model for stream-wisely localized cases. Since the spatially selective damping effect breaks Galilean and translational invariances, the propagation velocity cannot be determined uniquely while the damping is active, and a singularity arises when these invariances are recovered. We demonstrate that this singularity can be avoided by imposing a simple condition, and a localized traveling-wave solution is obtained with a specific propagation speed.

  12. 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

  13. Delaying natural transition of a boundary layer using smooth steps

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    Xu, Hui; Sherwin, Spencer J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The boundary layer flow over a smooth forward-facing stepped plate is studied with particular emphasis on the delay of the transition to turbulence. The interaction between the Tollmien-Schlichting (T-S) waves and the base flow over a single/two forward facing smooth steps is conducted by linear analysis indicating the amplitude of the T-S waves are attenuated in the boundary layer over a single smooth plate. Furthermore, we show that two smooth forward facing steps give rise to a further reduction of the amplitude of the T-S waves. A direct numerical simulation (DNS) is performed for the two smooth forward steps correlating favourably with the linear analysis and showing that for the investigated parameters, the K-type transition is inhibited whereas the turbulence onset of the H-type transition is postponed albeit not suppressed. Transition is indeed delayed and drag reduced for both these transition scenarios suggesting smooth forward facing steps could be leveraged as a passive flow control strategy to de...

  14. Obtaining and Using USDA Market and Production Reports

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    Bevers, Stan; Amosson, Stephen H.; Smith, Jackie; O'Brien, Daniel

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Obtaining and Using USDA Market and Production Reports Risk Management E-490 RM2-11.0 09-08 *Professors and Extension Economists?Management, The Texas A&M System. It has been said that ?accurate and timely in- formation is the lubricant... organizations. Public information is commonly available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and land grant universities. USDA is responsible for collecting and reporting to the public a vast array of information on virtually every...

  15. Obtaining anisotropic velocity data for proper depth seismic imaging

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    Egerev, Sergey; Yushin, Victor; Ovchinnikov, Oleg; Dubinsky, Vladimir; Patterson, Doug [Andreyev Acoustics Institute, Moscow, 117036 (Russian Federation); Baker Hughes, Inc, 2001 Rankin Road, Houston, TX, 77073 (United States)

    2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper deals with the problem of obtaining anisotropic velocity data due to continuous acoustic impedance-based measurements while scanning in the axial direction along the walls of the borehole. Diagrams of full conductivity of the piezoceramic transducer were used to derive anisotropy parameters of the rock sample. The measurements are aimed to support accurate depth imaging of seismic data. Understanding these common anisotropy effects is important when interpreting data where it is present.

  16. One-step curing method for manufacture of neutron absorbing plates

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    Storm, R.S.

    1980-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A one-step curinging articles, such as those of long thin plate form for use in storage racks for spent nuclear fuel, includes curing a mixture of boron carbide particles, phenolic resin in liquid state and phenolic resin in particulate solid form at an elevated temperature to produce a neutron absorbing article containing at least 6% of B10 content from the boron carbide thereof, 60% to 80% of boron carbide particles and 40% to 60% of irreversibly cured phenolic polymer, with the proportion of weight of phenolic resin in liquid state to that of phenolic resin in solid state being within the range of about 1:0.5 to 1:4, the temperature of the cure being in the range of about 130 to 200/sup 0/ C and the cure being effected over a period of about two to twenty hours. Because of the use of solid resin, in particulate form, together with the resin in liquid state, the neutron absorbing articles made include better bonds between the polymer and the boron carbide particles than would be obtainable by using the normally solid resin only and the phenolic polymer content of the article is greater than that which would be obtainable by a one-step cure effected when the curable phenolic resin is all in the liquid state and the mixture is not held in article form under compacting or pressing pressure.

  17. Single-Step Stereolithography of Complex Anatomical Models

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    Pekkan, Kerem

    Single-Step Stereolithography of Complex Anatomical Models for Optical Flow Measurements Diane de of Technology & Emory University School of Medicine, Room 2119 U.A. Whitaker Building, 313 Ferst Dr., Atlanta demonstrated in literature to be a practical model construction tool for optical flow measurements

  18. Smart Hydrogel Particles: Biomarker Harvesting: One-Step Affinity

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    Kay, Mark A.

    -isopropylacrylamide to produce a particle that will perform three independent functions within minutes, in one step, in solution to metastasis will lead to a dramatic improvement in treatment outcome. Biomarkers are nucleic acids, proteins or exogenous proteinases. The goal of this study was to create "smart" nanoparticles that allow enrichment

  19. Degree project in A First Step Toward Green

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Degree project in A First Step Toward Green Wireline Broadband Second level, 30.0 HEC E R I C S V E at Ericsson AB: Jonas Rosenberg #12;Abstract This project aims to lower the power consumption of broadband the device. The methods that are proposed could in theory be applied to reach the goals of the project

  20. 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 allowed to continuously progress towards the fusion reactor which stays a physics and technology ambitious

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

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

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPOSITE STEP BICONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD

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    Bank, Randolph E.

    only a subset of the iterates. We show that 2 × 2 composite steps can cure breakdowns@math.ucla.edu. The work of this author was supported by the Office of Naval Research under contracts N00014-90-J-1695-91-G-0150. Part of this work was completed during a visit to the Computer Science Dept., The Chinese

  3. Relationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models.

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    Roweis, Sam

    includes random search, standard gradient­based algorithms, line search methods such as conjugate gradient to to first order method operat­ ing on the gradient of a locally reshaped likelihood function. DirectRelationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models. Ruslan Salakhutdinov Sam

  4. Relationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models.

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    Roweis, Sam

    includes random search, standard gradient-based algorithms, line search methods such as conjugate gradient to to first order method operat- ing on the gradient of a locally reshaped likelihood function. DirectRelationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models. Ruslan Salakhutdinov Sam

  5. Fusion for Neutrons as a Necessary Step to Commercial Fusion

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    reactors are limited Fast reactors as the basis for future large-scale nuclear industry with acceptable1 Fusion for Neutrons as a Necessary Step to Commercial Fusion B. Kuteev Head of Fusion Reactor MWe #12; Fast track to Fusion for Energy is defined: ITER ~2020 DEMO ~2035 FPP ~2050 New products

  6. Making Time-stepped Applications Tick in the Cloud

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    Keinan, Alon

    Making Time-stepped Applications Tick in the Cloud Tao Zou, Guozhang Wang, Marcos Vaz Salles*, David Bindel, Alan Demers, Johannes Gehrke, Walker White 1 Cornell University *University of Copenhagen · Iterative Graph Processing · Matrix Computation #12;Why Run Scientific Applications in the Cloud

  7. --First steps in R --Florian Markowetz, Tim Beissbarth

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    Spang, Rainer

    , Mac and most Linux distributions, as well as in source code. You should also get a good text editor-- First steps in R -- Florian Markowetz, Tim Beissbarth Practical DNA Microarray Analysis http"). If an expression is used as a complete command, the value is printed and lost. > seq(10,1,-1) [1] 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    steps within the Product Life cycle Management (PLM) context. Initially, PLM was focused almost. In the same time, the industrialization and the manufacturing are not sufficiently integrated into the PLM solutions. Actually, there is much to be gained by extending the coverage of PLM to production stage

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

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    Olsen, Stephen L.

    Tab C Emergency Procedures for Security Personnel Procedural Steps for Emergency Response There are numerous emergency scenarios. Each situation can be unique in and of itself. Officer responses are the primary contact person, coordinator, and controller of all emergency responses. If you are incapacitated

  10. Offline Social Networks: stepping away from the Internet (Position paper)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Offline Social Networks: stepping away from the Internet (Position paper) Anne-Marie Kermarrec@no-log.org Abstract Online social networks have been revolutionary in the way people interact over the Internet today. Typically in online social networks the information is ephemeral while the relationships between users

  11. 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

  12. Hybrid Vehicles: a Temporary Step J.J. CHANARON1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of full electric vehicles probably with hydrogen powered fuel cells. Such assumption is shared by several of the fuel cell vehicle. Chanaron and Orselli (2002) suggest that hydrogen fuel cells will not be marketableHybrid Vehicles: a Temporary Step J.J. CHANARON1 & J. TESKE2 Abstract The presented paper discusses

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

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivi...

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    Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing September 17,...

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

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    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 Small...

  16. 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)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Hänggi, Peter; Talkner, Peter

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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_D1.

  18. 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)

    2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Response of Single Polymers to Localized Step Strains

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    Debabrata Panja

    2008-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the response of single three-dimensional phantom and self-avoiding polymers to localized step strains are studied for two cases in the absence of hydrodynamic interactions: (i) polymers tethered at one end with the strain created at the point of tether, and (ii) free polymers with the strain created in the middle of the polymer. The polymers are assumed to be in their equilibrium state before the step strain is created. It is shown that the strain relaxes as a power-law in time $t$ as $t^{-\\eta}$. While the strain relaxes as $1/t$ for the phantom polymer in both cases; the self-avoiding polymer relaxes its strain differently in case (i) than in case (ii): as $t^{-(1+\

  20. AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPOSITE STEP BICONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD

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    Bank, Randolph E.

    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. y­mail: chan@math.ucla.edu. The work of this author was supported by the Office of Naval Research under

  1. Linked data - the first step is the hardest

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    Ilik, Violeta

    2013-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Linked data for Holdings and Cataloging: The first step is the hardest! Violeta Ilik Texas A&M University Library 01/27/2013 ALA Midwinter 2013, Seattle, WA free, open-source visualization platform.... Department Texas A&M University widgets widgets Research area list PhD year list PhD granting institution map Timeline by PhD year PhD granting institution gallery link to the VIAF WorldCat Identities Library of Congress Authority File ISNI...

  2. Mitigating Pollution Concerns through Process Integration Technology Steps

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    Tripathi, P.; Shukla, D.; Smith, S.

    MITIGATING POLLUTION CONCERNS THROUGH PROCESS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY STEPS Paul Tripathi, D.Shukla TENSA Services, Houston, Tx and Steve Smith Duke Power, Charlotte, NC Abstract: With increasing concern to reduce the emission of SOx... of the studies to illustrate succesahow sful partnership can work. 1.0 Introduction: Over the past decade, there is an increasing concern for reducing environmental pollution. Some of the issues being addressed related to this topic...

  3. Performance Metrics for a Biomolecular Step Response Shaunak Sen and Richard M. Murray

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    Murray, Richard M.

    Performance Metrics for a Biomolecular Step Response Shaunak Sen and Richard M. Murray Abstract is an important problem. Here we address this issue for the design of a fast biomolec- ular step response metrics, the difference of the step response from an ideal step and the relative difference between

  4. 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

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

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    Peter Hänggi; Gert-Ludwig Ingold; Peter Talkner

    2008-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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_Dheat 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.

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

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

    2014-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. The Trotter Step Size Required for Accurate Quantum Simulation of Quantum Chemistry

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    David Poulin; M. B. Hastings; Dave Wecker; Nathan Wiebe; Andrew C. Doherty; Matthias Troyer

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The simulation of molecules is a widely anticipated application of quantum computers. However, recent studies \\cite{WBCH13a,HWBT14a} have cast a shadow on this hope by revealing that the complexity in gate count of such simulations increases with the number of spin orbitals $N$ as $N^8$, which becomes prohibitive even for molecules of modest size $N\\sim 100$. This study was partly based on a scaling analysis of the Trotter step required for an ensemble of random artificial molecules. Here, we revisit this analysis and find instead that the scaling is closer to $N^6$ in worst case for real model molecules we have studied, indicating that the random ensemble fails to accurately capture the statistical properties of real-world molecules. Actual scaling may be significantly better than this due to averaging effects. We then present an alternative simulation scheme and show that it can sometimes outperform existing schemes, but that this possibility depends crucially on the details of the simulated molecule. We obtain further improvements using a version of the coalescing scheme of \\cite{WBCH13a}; this scheme is based on using different Trotter steps for different terms. The method we use to bound the complexity of simulating a given molecule is efficient, in contrast to the approach of \\cite{WBCH13a,HWBT14a} which relied on exponentially costly classical exact simulation.

  8. Step by Step

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our Instagram Secretary900Steep Slope Calculator Estimates CoolingStent

  9. Evaluation of the stepped blade using the pressuremeter

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    Gan, Kuat Chin

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    contribute to the fact that the soil pressure versus blade thickness curve exhibits a peak in certain soils Steppe d blade tests, preboring pressur?ineter tests and self-boring pr&ssiirem?- ter tests w& re performed at two overconsolidated clay sites arid... two san&i sites In th?clay, the stepped blade values of It, w& re on the av& rage 3 to 4 tim?s larger than tlie prebonng pressuremeter and the self-boring pressuremeter values ol' Ir In the sand, the st& pped blade values of Iv?compared well...

  10. Step-wise supercritical extraction of carbonaceous residua

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Warzinski, Robert P. (Venetia, PA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Steps to Commercialization: Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries | Department of

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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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you sure you wantJoin us for|Idaho | DepartmentEnergy Steps to

  12. The Steps of Weapons Production | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently AskedEnergyIssuesEnergy SolarRadioactive Liquid Wasteresidential PVThe Steps of

  13. Our Next Two Steps for Fukushima Daiichi Muon Tomography

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    Miyadera, Haruo [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. 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)

    2010-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. 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)

    2010-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. One-step method for the production of nanofluids

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Zhang, Ying; Meng, Jie

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Ying Zhang; Haozhao Liang; Jie Meng

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Imaging Consecutive Steps of O2 Reaction with Hydroxylated TiO2...

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    Steps of O2 Reaction with Hydroxylated TiO2(110): Identification of HO2 and Terminal OH Intermediates. Imaging Consecutive Steps of O2 Reaction with Hydroxylated...

  20. 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.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Design of a high speed planing hull with a cambered step and surface piercing hydrofoils

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    Faison, Leon Alexander

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design of a high speed planing hull is analyzed by implementing a cambered step and stem, surface piercing hydrofoils, commonly known as a Dynaplane hull. This configuration combines the drag reduction benefits of a stepped ...

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Zero crossings, overshoot and initial undershoot in the step and impulse responses of linear systems

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    Damm, Tobias

    1 Zero crossings, overshoot and initial undershoot in the step and impulse responses of linear-known. (i) The number of zero crossings of the step and impulse response is bounded from below by the number (counting multiplicities), then the step response exhibits initial undershoot, see [4]. Our goal

  6. Step Response of an RLC Circuit ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory

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    Miller, Damon A.

    Step Response of an RLC Circuit ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory updated 8 January 2008 Pre of a function generator. As in the RC step response lab, this voltage source will be used to apply a voltage step to the RLC circuit. 1. Find , 0, d, and vC(t) for R1=750, 2450, and 3550. Use a table to present

  7. Movement of oxygen from the atmosphere to the mitochondria occurs via several convective and diffusive steps

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    Bennett, Albert F.

    4111 Movement of oxygen from the atmosphere to the mitochondria occurs via several convective and diffusive steps (Weibel et al., 1981). In mammals, maximal rate of oxygen consumption (VOmax) is not limited by any one step of the oxygen cascade; rather limitations to VOmax are distributed across all steps

  8. The Effects of Step Excrescences on Swept-Wing Boundary-Layer Transition 

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    Duncan, Jr., Glen T.

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    of an unswept model of similar 2-D pressure gradient. The crossflow instability is believed to dominate the transition process up to the critical step height, while the shear-layer instability dominates after the critical step height. The critical step height...

  9. MULTI-STEP ORGANIC SYNTHESIS OF FOUR DIFFERENT MOLECULAR PROBES IN DIGITAL MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

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    heaters can perform all of the processes needed for multi-step organic synthesis including reagent mixingMULTI-STEP ORGANIC SYNTHESIS OF FOUR DIFFERENT MOLECULAR PROBES IN DIGITAL MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES Hee facilitates evaporations that enable solvent exchange processes which are critical in multi-step reaction

  10. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 65 (2001) 191200 A step-by-step guide to non-linear regression analysis of

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of this present study was to introduce a simple, easily understood method for carrying out non-linear regression: Microsoft Excel; Non-linear regression; Least squares; Iteration; Goodness of fit; Curve fit wwwComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 65 (2001) 191­200 A step-by-step guide to non-linear

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

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    Osanloo, Soghra

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Authoring Numerical Problems in LON-CAPA: Step-by-Step 5/22/14 M. Lucas (lucasm@ohio.edu or LON-CAPA Username lucas:ohiou)

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    will walk through the creation of a numerical response problem in steps. IAuthoring Numerical Problems in LON-CAPA: Step-by-Step 5/22/14 M. Lucas (lucasm

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

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

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Two-step asymptotics of scaled Dunkl processes

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    Sergio Andraus; Seiji Miyashita

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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 $t^{-1/2}$.

  16. Novel heterometallic metal–azido complex synthesized by “one-step” reaction: synthetic strategy and magnetic properties

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    Jiao, Yong-Kun [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Li, Xiu-Ping [Technical center for safety of industrial products of Tianjin entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau, Tianjin 300201 (China); Zhao, Cui; Wang, Hai-Chao; Xue, Min [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Zhao, Jiong-Peng, E-mail: horryzhao@yahoo.com [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Liu, Fu-Chen, E-mail: fuchenliutj@yahoo.com [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Lanzhou Petrochemical College of Vocational Technology, Lanzhou 730060 (China)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel heterometallic complex, [Ni{sub 2}Mn(N{sub 3}){sub 2}(nic){sub 4}·(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (1) (nic=nicotinate), was obtained by assembling MnCl{sub 2}·4H{sub 2}O, Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O, NaN{sub 3} and nicotinic acid with a “one step” synthetic strategy—hydrothermal reaction. The 3D structure of the complex can be described as end-on (EO) azido and syn,syn carboxylates mixed bridged by alternate Ni–Mn–Ni trimers linked by the nicotinate. Dominant ferromagnetic interactions were observed between the Ni{sup II} and Mn{sup II} ions in the trimer. - Graphical abstract: A novel heterometallic 3D complex [Ni{sub 2}Mn(N{sub 3}){sub 2}(nic){sub 4}·(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (1) (nic=nicotinate) was synthesized by hydrothermal reaction. This complex exhibits interesting structural and magnetic properties. - Highlights: • It is difficult to construct simple coordination complexes with azide as “ligands” to obtain heterometallic metal–azido compounds. • A “one-step” method—hydrothermal reaction— was introduced to avoid the disadvantages of azide mentioned above. • The magnetic property is different with the isostructural homometal–azido complex due to the changed metal center.

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

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    Saputra, Geby; Purnama, Aditya Rizki; Permana, Sidik [Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Division, Physics Department, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia); Suzuki, Mitsutoshi [Department of Science and Technology for Nuclear Material Management (STNM), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) (Japan)

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Ong, Lian Wah

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Local and Total Error. 18 5. 1 Full Adder, FADD. 30 5. 2 Waveform Comparison with Spice: JKFP. 5. 3 Waveform Comparison with Spice: FADD. 32 5. 4 Effect of AV on Window Method. 5. 5 4-Bits Counter, CB41. 5. 6 4-Bits Counter, CM14. 34 38 5. 7 4... already know its input wave (ie. the output waveform of S4). We can then adjust the step size according to this input wave. The step size is varied as follows: (1) Initially, the whole circuit is simulated based on a specified AV (eg 0. 5V...

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

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

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Policy Flash 2015-11 Implementation of Steps Outlined in OFPP...

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    Policy Flash 2015-11 Implementation of Steps Outlined in OFPP Memorandum dated July 10, 2014, "Making Better Use of Contractor Performance Information" Policy Flash 2015-11...

  1. Bernhard Mecking steps down as Hall B leader at Jefferson Lab...

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    Bernhard Mecking Jefferson Lab staff scientist Bernhard Mecking with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) in Hall B. Bernhard Mecking steps down as Hall B leader at...

  2. 1st-Principles Step- and Kink-Formation Energies on Cu(111)

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    Feibelman, Peter J.

    1999-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In rough agreement with experimental values derived from Cu island shapes vs. temperature, ab-initio calculations yield formation energies of 0.27 and 0.26 eV/ step-edge-atom for (100)- and (111)-micro facet steps on Cu(lll), and 0.09 and 0.12 eV per kink in those steps. Comparison to ab-initio results for Al and Pt shows that as a rule, the average formation energy of straight steps on a close-packed metal surface equals -7% of the metal's cohesive energy.

  3. Reduction of NOx in Synthetic Diesel Exhaust via Two-Step Plasma...

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    Citation: Tonkyn RG, SE Barlow, and J Hoard.2003."Reduction of NOx in Synthetic Diesel Exhaust via Two-Step Plasma-Catalysis Treatment."Applied Catalysis. B,...

  4. Modeling Metal Fatigue As a Key Step in PV Module Life Time Prediction (Presentation)

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    Bosco, N.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation covers modeling metal fatigue as a key step in photovoltaic (PV) module lifetime predictions. Described are time-dependent and time-independent case studies.

  5. In Situ One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous...

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    Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon for High Performance Supercapacitors. In Situ One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon for High...

  6. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TIME STEPPING ALGORITHM OF RELAP5-3D

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    Cumberland, R.; Mesina, G.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The RELAP5-3D time step method is used to perform thermo-hydraulic and neutronic simulations of nuclear reactors and other devices. It discretizes time and space by numerically solving several differential equations. Previously, time step size was controlled by halving or doubling the size of a previous time step. This process caused the code to run slower than it potentially could. In this research project, the RELAP5-3D time step method was modifi ed to allow a new method of changing time steps to improve execution speed and to control error. The new RELAP5-3D time step method being studied involves making the time step proportional to the material courant limit (MCL), while insuring that the time step does not increase by more than a factor of two between advancements. As before, if a step fails or mass error is excessive, the time step is cut in half. To examine performance of the new method, a measure of run time and a measure of error were plotted against a changing MCL proportionality constant (m) in seven test cases. The removal of the upper time step limit produced a small increase in error, but a large decrease in execution time. The best value of m was found to be 0.9. The new algorithm is capable of producing a signifi cant increase in execution speed, with a relatively small increase in mass error. The improvements made are now under consideration for inclusion as a special option in the RELAP5-3D production code.

  7. Absolute orientation-dependent anisotropic TiN,,111... island step energies and stiffnesses from shape fluctuation analyses

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    Khare, Sanjay V.

    by alternating 110 steps, which form 100 and 110 nanofacets with the terrace. Relative step energiesAbsolute orientation-dependent anisotropic TiN,,111... island step energies and stiffnesses from of the island per unit TiN area. We find that for alternating S1 and S2 110 steps, the ratio 1 / 2 0.72 0

  8. 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...

  9. Task analysis: a detailed example of stepping up from JSA

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    Banks, W.W.; Paramore, B.A.; Buys, J.R.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses a pilot task analysis of operations in a proposed facility for the cutting and packaging of radioactively contaminated gloveboxes, for long-term storage or burial. The objective was to demonstrate how task analysis may be used as a tool for planning and risk management. Two specific products were generated - preliminary operating procedures and training requirements. The task data base, procedures list and training requirements developed were intended as first order categorizations. The analysis was limited to tasks that will be performed within the boundaries of the operational facility and the associated load-out area. The analysis documents tasks to be performed by D and D (Decontamination and Decommissioning) Workers. However, the analysis included all tasks identified as an integral part of glovebox processing within the facility. Thus tasks involving Radiation Protection Technicians (RPTs) are included. Based on hazard assessments, it is planned that at least two RPTs will be assigned full-time to the facility, so they may be considered part of its crew. Similarly, supervisory/administrative tasks are included where they were determined to be directly part of process sequences, such as obtaining appropriate certification. 11 tables.

  10. 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.

  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. Cell Stem Cell A Two-Step Mechanism for Stem Cell

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    Greco, Valentina

    findings suggest a model where HG cells fuel initial steps in hair regeneration, while the bulgeCell Stem Cell Article A Two-Step Mechanism for Stem Cell Activation during Hair Regeneration papilla (DP). Here we show that HG cells are derived from bulge stem cells (SCs) but become responsive

  13. Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2

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    Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2 Step 2: Add Courses Selections (Ranking) 9 ­ 12 Final Suggestions & Log Out of OASIS 13 2012 ­ 2013 OASIS LOTTERY SELECTIONS LIST Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 1.1 Enter OASIS using the following URL: https://oasis

  14. Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2

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    Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2 Step 2: Add Courses Selections (Ranking) 9 ­ 13 Final Suggestions & Log Out of OASIS 14 2014 ­ 2015 OASIS LOTTERY SELECTIONS LIST OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 s 1.1 Enter OASIS us 1.2 Log into O 1.3 Click

  15. CONTINUUM RELAXATION OF INTERACTING STEPS ON CRYSTAL SURFACES IN 2+1 DIMENSIONS

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    energetics, which include the tendency of closed steps to reduce their length via motion driven by curvature and become flat under the influence of step energetics and kinetics. In this article, we address 02139 (dio@math.mit.edu). Courant Institute, New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

  16. Step-modied phase diagram of chemisorbed oxygen on nickel T.P. Pearl 1

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    Sibener, Steven

    Step-modi®ed phase diagram of chemisorbed oxygen on nickel T.P. Pearl 1 , S.B. Darling, S of chemisorbed oxygen overlayers on a vicinal nickel surface using low energy electron diraction (LEED), Auger by the presence of regular steps. Ó 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Oxygen; Nickel

  17. The Effect of Moderate Parkinson's Disease on the Biomechanics of Compensatory Backwards Stepping

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    McVey, Molly Ann

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    disturbance in moderate PD, and found that patients with moderate PD utilized more steps to regain balance, had a longer weight shift time, and used a base-width neutral step as a strategy to regain balance, compared to controls. The second study further...

  18. Ab-Initio Step- and Kink-Formation Energies on Pb(111)

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    FEIBELMAN,PETER J.

    2000-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Ab-initio formation energies for (100)- and (111)-microfacet steps on Pb(111) are in satisfactory agreement with measured values, given that these values are known only as well as the Pb(111) surface energy; the calculated step-energy ratio, 1.29, is within {approximately}8% of experiment. In contrast, calculated kink-formation energies, 41 and 60 meV for the two step types, are 40--50% below published experimental values derived from STM images. The discrepancy results from interpreting the images with a step-stiffness vs. kink-energy relation appropriate to (100) but not (111) surfaces. Good agreement is found when the step-stiffness data are reinterpreted, taking proper account of the trigonal symmetry of Pb(111).

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

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    Haines, Michael

    2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    release from an intial static leaning position. We controlled the available length of the first step taken by instructing the participant not to step over a visible boundary line, which was projected, on the floor directly in front of them oriented from...(5), pp. 574-580. [12] Thelen, D. G., Wojcik, L. A., Schultz, A. B., AshtonMiller, J. A., and Alexander, N. B., 1997, "Age difference in using a rapid step to regain balance during a forward fall," Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological Sciences...

  20. 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)

    2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. U-017: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain...

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    TRACETRACK Support Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information V-002: EMC NetWorker Module for Microsoft Applications Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code...

  2. 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

  3. Mixed n-Step MIR Inequalities, n-Step Conic MIR Inequalities and a Polyhedral Study of Single Row Facility Layout Problem 

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    Sanjeevi, Sujeevraja

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    of these inequalities. First we introduce the mixed n-step mixed integer rounding (MIR) inequalities for a generalization of the mixing set which we refer to as the n-mixing set. The n-mixing set is a multi-constraint mixed integer set in which each constraint has n...

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

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    Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Framework: The Five Step Process, on April 2, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. DOE Office of Indian Energy Deputy...

  5. What Steps Do You Take to Drive Less? | Department of Energy

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    Addthis Related Articles What Steps Do You Take to Improve Your Fuel Economy? How Would You Use a Smart Meter to Manage Your Energy Use? How Do You Ensure Your Ducts Aren't Leaky...

  6. Question of the Week: What Steps Do You Take to Be Safe and Efficient...

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    and we hope you're staying safe on the road while still keeping efficient driving in mind. What steps do you take to be safe and efficient when driving in the winter? E-mail...

  7. Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer

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    Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer Irradiated uranium fuel has been recycled and reused for molybdenum-99...

  8. Long-Wavelength Local Density of States Oscillations Near Graphene Step Edges

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    Xue, Jiamin

    Using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, we have studied the local density of states (LDOS) of graphene over step edges in boron nitride. Long-wavelength oscillations in the LDOS are observed with maxima ...

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Lifting Metamodels to Ontologies: A Step to the Semantic Integration of

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    Hochreiter, Sepp

    Lifting Metamodels to Ontologies: A Step to the Semantic Integration of Modeling Languages1 Gerti of Technology {gerti|kargl|kramler|wimmer}@big.tuwien.ac.at 2 Information Systems Group, Johannes Kepler

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

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    Zhu, Xuehua

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    synchronous responses to imbalance correlate well with the measurements, however. The Rayleigh step gas bearing shows similar characteristics to the flexure pivot tilting pad bearing (FPTPB) tested in 2003. However, the test Rayleigh step gas bearings...] ? A Air density at ambient pressure [kg/m3] viii X, Y, z Inertial coordinate system Zij Impedance force coefficients; i, j = X ,Y [N/m] ? c Rotor critical speed [rad/s] ? ,, ? Rotor rotational speed and excitation frequency [rad/s...

  13. Transient response of a quantum wave to an instantaneous potential step switching

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    F. Delgado; H. Cruz; J. G. Muga

    2002-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The transient response of a stationary state of a quantum particle in a step potential to an instantaneous change in the step height (a simplified model for a sudden bias switch in an electronic semiconductor device) is solved exactly by means of a semianalytical expression. The characteristic times for the transient process up to the new stationary state are identified. A comparison is made between the exact results and an approximate method.

  14. 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)

    2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. 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

  17. Process for obtaining multiple sheet resistances for thin film hybrid microcircuit resistors

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    Norwood, David P. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A standard thin film circuit containing Ta.sub.2 N (100 ohms/square) resirs is fabricated by depositing on a dielectric substrate successive layers of Ta.sub.2 N, Ti and Pd, with a gold layer to provide conductors. The addition of a few simple photoprocessing steps to the standeard TFN manufacturing process enables the formation of Ta.sub.2 N+Ti (10 ohms/square) and Ta.sub.2 N+Ti+Pd (1 ohm/square) resistors in the same otherwise standard thin film circuit structure.

  18. One-step patterning of double tone high contrast and high refractive index inorganic spin-on resist

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    Zanchetta, E.; Della Giustina, G.; Brusatin, G. [Industrial Engineering Department and INSTM, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova (Italy)

    2014-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A direct one-step and low temperature micro-fabrication process, enabling to realize large area totally inorganic TiO{sub 2} micro-patterns from a spin-on resist, is presented. High refractive index structures (up to 2 at 632?nm) without the need for transfer processes have been obtained by mask assisted UV lithography, exploiting photocatalytic titania properties. A distinctive feature not shared by any of the known available resists and boosting the material versatility, is that the system behaves either as a positive or as negative tone resist, depending on the process parameters and on the development chemistry. In order to explain the resist double tone behavior, deep comprehension of the lithographic process parameters optimization and of the resist chemistry and structure evolution during the lithographic process, generally uncommon in literature, is reported. Another striking property of the presented resist is that the negative tone shows a high contrast up to 19, allowing to obtain structures resolution down to 2??m wide. The presented process and material permit to directly fabricate different titania geometries of great importance for solar cells, photo-catalysis, and photonic crystals applications.

  19. A density functional theory study of atomic steps on stoichiometric rutile TiO{sub 2}(110)

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    Stausholm-Møller, Jess; Kristoffersen, Henrik Høgh; Martinez, Umberto; Hammer, Bjørk [Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)] [Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

    2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed theoretical study of the energetics of stoichiometric steps on the (110) surface of rutile TiO{sub 2}. Step structures running along the ?001?, ?11{sup ¯}1?, and ?11{sup ¯}0? directions including bulk-terminations and possible reconstructions have been considered. A robust method for extracting surface and step energies of vicinal surfaces, where the surface energies converge slowly with respect to slab thickness, is outlined and used. Based on the calculated step energies a 2D Wulff-construction is presented from which it can be concluded that in equilibrium only oxygen terminated steps running along the ?001? directions and reconstructed steps along the ?11{sup ¯}1? directions should be present. Finally it is found that under conditions of stoichiometry the reconstructed ?11{sup ¯}1? steps should be more than twice as abundant as oxygen terminated ?001? steps.

  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. c 1997 by Jay H. Lee, Jin Hoon Choi, and Kwang Soon Lee 2.3 TRUNCATED STEP RESPONSE MODEL

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    Hong, Deog Ki

    c 1997 by Jay H. Lee, Jin Hoon Choi, and Kwang Soon Lee 2.3 TRUNCATED STEP RESPONSE MODEL Step Responses of Linear Systems yk = hkx0 + k,1X i=0 hk , i , 1ui Step Response Sequence fskg: fykg when x0 = 0 and ui = 1, i = 0;1;2; . Relationship between impulse and step responses: sk = kX i=1 hi m hk = sk , sk

  2. A comparison of experimental results and theoretical predictions for the rotordynamic coefficients of stepped annular gas seals

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    Dunn, Mark Stephen

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FLOV r eser volr (o, ) sump (lo) Fig. 3. Cross-section of stepped annular seal. CHAPTER II STEP SEAL THEORY Fleming [2] developed a, bulk-flow solution for the rotordynamic coeffi- cients for stepped (figure 3) and tapered (figure 4) liquid seals.... His work showed that the use of a, taper or a step resulted in significant increases in the direct stiffness over the corresponding straight seal. However, Fleming's anal- ysis neglects the circumferential velocity. Childs [3, 4] developed a finite...

  3. Electric and magnetic fields and field derivatives from lightning stepped leaders and first return strokes measured at distances

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    Florida, University of

    Electric and magnetic fields and field derivatives from lightning stepped leaders and first return; published 5 September 2008. [1] Using electric and magnetic field and field derivative sensors arrayed over-peak width of the stepped-leader/return-stroke electric field waveform; the stepped-leader electric field

  4. PHYSICAL REVIEW A 88, 042508 (2013) Absence of dynamical steps in the exact correlation potential in the linear response regime

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Here we investigate whether the steps appear in the linear response regime, when the response-electron systems at various times. We find there are no step structures in regions where the system responsePHYSICAL REVIEW A 88, 042508 (2013) Absence of dynamical steps in the exact correlation potential

  5. Mixed n-Step MIR Inequalities, n-Step Conic MIR Inequalities and a Polyhedral Study of Single Row Facility Layout Problem

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    Sanjeevi, Sujeevraja

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    13. [78] If conditions (2.5) hold, the inequality (n) nX j=1 nY l=j+1 (l 1) l yj + v (n) nY l=1 (l 1) l : (2.6) is facet-de ning for conv(Q1;n). The inequality (2.6) is referred to as the n-step MIR facet for Q1;n...

  6. Process for the removal of tritium from the product solutions obtained by the Purex process

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    Bossche, A.V.; Olinger, R.

    1983-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for the removal of tritium from the product solutions obtained in the reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuels by the Purex process comprising a plurality of series-connected extraction cycles having an organic solvent.

  7. 7 Colloquium Chemiometricum Mediterraneun (CCM VII 2010 -Granada) OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM A BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAY

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    7º Colloquium Chemiometricum Mediterraneun (CCM VII 2010 - Granada) OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM SPECTROSCOPY AND CHEMOMETRIC TOOLS #12;7º Colloquium Chemiometricum Mediterraneun (CCM VII 2010 - Granada) PO1

  8. Leadership Rice Leadership Rice exists to encourage and equip Rice students to obtain significant

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    206 Leadership Rice Leadership Rice exists to encourage and equip Rice students to obtain significant leadership roles at Rice and beyond. We provide leadership development opportunities capacity and strongest ambition for significant leadership. We seek to accomplish our mission through

  9. Obtaining two attosecond pulses pulses for x-ray stimulated Raman spectroscopy

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    Zholents, Alexander

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    delay between two ultra-short laser pulses obtained from theto the timing of the ultra-short laser pulse and can easilybunch interacting with ultra-short laser pulses. Here, we

  10. Obtaining and Ensuring Persistence of O&M Savings Through Resource Conservation Management

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    Miller, W.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OBTAINING AND ENSURING PERSISTENCE OF O&M SAVINGS THROUGH RESOURCE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT WILL MILLER ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR ? TECHNICAL SERVICES PORTLAND ENERGY CONSERVATION, INC. (PECI) PORTLAND, OREGON ABSTRACT Resource conservation management is a...

  11. Studies on the immunosuppressive effects of alpha globulins obtained from guinea pig serum

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    Cowart, Richard Elmer

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    STUDIES ON THE IMMUNOSUPP1KSSIVE EFFECTS OF ALPHA GLOBULINS OBTAINED FROM GUINEA PIG SERUM A Thesis by RICHARD ELMER COWART, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1976 Ma)or Subject: Microbiology STUDIES ON THE IFLMUNOSUPPRESSIUE EFFECTS OF ALPHA GLOBULINS OBTAINED FROM GUINEA PIG SERUM A Thesis by RICHARD ELMER COWART, JR. Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman...

  12. 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)

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. 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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  14. Configuring the thermochemical hydrogen sulfuric acid process step for the Tandem Mirror Reactor

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    Galloway, T.R.

    1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper identifies the sulfuric acid step as the critical part of the thermochemical cycle in dictating the thermal demands and temperature requirements of the heat source. The General Atomic Sulfur-Iodine Cycle is coupled to a Tandem Mirror. The sulfuric acid decomposition process step is focused on specifically since this step can use the high efficiency electrical power of the direct converter together with the other thermal-produced electricity to Joule-heat a non-catalytic SO/sub 3/ decomposer to approximately 1250/sup 0/K. This approach uses concepts originally suggested by Dick Werner and Oscar Krikorian. The blanket temperature can be lowered to about 900/sup 0/K, greatly alleviating materials problems, the level of technology required, safety problems, and costs. A moderate degree of heat has been integrated to keep the cycle efficiency around 48%, but the number of heat exchangers has been limited in order to keep hydrogen production costs within reasonable bounds.

  15. 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)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. 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)

    2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Evolution of level density step structures from 56,57-Fe to 96,97-Mo

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    A. Schiller; E. Tavukcu; L. A. Bernstein; P. E. Garrett; M. Guttormsen; M. Hjorth-Jensen; C. W. Johnson; G. E. Mitchell; J. Rekstad; S. Siem; A. Voinov; W. Younes

    2003-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Level densities have been extracted from primary gamma spectra for 56,57-Fe and 96,97-Mo nuclei using (3-He,alpha gamma) and (3-He,3-He') reactions on 57-Fe and 97-Mo targets. The level density curves reveal step structures above the pairing gap due to the breaking of nucleon Cooper pairs. The location of the step structures in energy and their shapes arise from the interplay between single-particle energies and seniority-conserving and seniority-non-conserving interactions.

  18. 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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Quantum brachistochrone curves as geodesics: obtaining accurate control protocols for time-optimal quantum gates

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    Xiaoting Wang; Michele Allegra; Kurt Jacobs; Seth Lloyd; Cosmo Lupo; Masoud Mohseni

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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 essentially any quantum control problem. So far this potential has not been realized, however, due to the inadequacy of conventional numerical methods to solve it. Here, using differential geometry, we reformulate the quantum brachistochrone curves as geodesics on the unitary group. With this identification we are able to obtain a numerical method that efficiently solves the brachistochrone problem. We apply it to two examples demonstrating its power.

  20. Random laser from engineered nanostructures obtained by surface tension driven lithography

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    Ghofraniha, N; Di Maria, F; Barbarella, G; Gigli, G; Conti, C

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The random laser emission from the functionalized thienyl-S,S-dioxide quinquethiophene (T5OCx) in confined patterns with different shapes is demonstrated. Functional patterning of the light emitter organic material in well defined features is obtained by spontaneous molecular self-assembly guided by surface tension driven (STD) lithography. Such controlled supramolecular nano-aggregates act as scattering centers allowing the fabrication of one-component organic lasers with no external resonator and with desired shape and efficiency. Atomic force microscopy shows that different geometric pattern with different supramolecular organization obtained by the lithographic process tailors the coherent emission properties by controlling the distribution and the size of the random scatterers.

  1. 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)

    2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  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 environmental protection, they should be protected even if their poverty ensures that their WTP is low." #12

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

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    Carchidi, Victoria

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Perez, Oren

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron SpinPrincetonUsing Maps1DOE Awards Contract for19,

  6. Impact of sludge mechanical behaviour on spatial distribution parameters obtained with centrifugal spreader

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Impact of sludge mechanical behaviour on spatial distribution parameters obtained to analyse organic spreading and opens the way to more developments. Keywords: sludge rheological behaviour a large amount of residues which are spread on agricultural fields. This process of sludge reuse is mainly

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

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    Doron, Ramy

    Transmission Lines, Plasma Switches, Ion and Electron Diodes, and Plasma Sources. I.INTRODUCTION Atomic physicsPROPERTIES OF RELATIVELY-DILUTEPLASMAS IN PULSED-POWER SYSTEMS OBTAINED FROM HIGH-ACCURACY LASER application of laser-spectroscopy to investigate the electric fields and the properties of relatively dilute

  8. Internship Guidelines All students seeking to obtain internship credit through the Center for International Studies should

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Internship Guidelines All students seeking to obtain internship credit through the Center in pursuing an International Studies internship should begin making plans and searching for an internship well securing an internship at least six months in advance. For example, should you plan to complete

  9. 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

  10. Cooling energy demand evaluation by means of regression models obtained from dynamic simulations

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Cooling energy demand evaluation by means of regression models obtained from dynamic simulations Ph, Université Lyon1, FRANCE ABSTRACT The forecast of the energy heating/cooling demand would be a good indicator between simple and complex methods of evaluating the cooling energy demand we have proposed to use energy

  11. Leadership Rice Leadership Rice exists to encourage and equip Rice students to obtain

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    Leadership Rice Leadership Rice exists to encourage and equip Rice students to obtain leadership roles at Rice and beyond. We provide leadership development opportunities to undergraduates from every ambition for leadership. We seek to accomplish our mission through a blend of curricular and co

  12. Encapsulation of Nickel Nanoparticles in Carbon Obtained by the Sonochemical Decomposition of

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    Prozorov, Ruslan

    Encapsulation of Nickel Nanoparticles in Carbon Obtained by the Sonochemical Decomposition of Ni(C8 A new precursor for the sonochemical preparation of amorphous nickel, Ni(cyclooctadiene)2, yielded relatively large (200 nm) amorphous nanoparticles composed of nickel and carbon atoms. Small nickel particles

  13. ORNL/CDIAC-128 CARBON DIOXIDE, HYDROGRAPHIC, AND CHEMICAL DATA OBTAINED

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    .S.A. Prepared by Alexander Kozyr1 Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center 1 Energy, Environment of Biological and Environmental Research U.S. Department of Energy Budget Activity Numbers KP 12 04 01 0 and KP#12;ORNL/CDIAC-128 NDP-075 CARBON DIOXIDE, HYDROGRAPHIC, AND CHEMICAL DATA OBTAINED DURING THE R

  14. Vol. 36 (2005) ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA B No 4 NUCLEAR SHELL ENERGY OBTAINED

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    Pomorski, Krzysztof

    , not over the single- particle energies. The new prescription for ~E is the following: · one definesVol. 36 (2005) ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA B No 4 NUCLEAR SHELL ENERGY OBTAINED BY AVERAGING IN PARTICLE (Received December 13, 2004) A revised version of the shell-correction method, based on a new way

  15. Evaluation of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from compost

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    Michel Jr., Frederick C.

    Evaluation of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from compost complicate the isolation of PCR- amplifiable DNA from compost and other organic-rich samples. In this study from compost decreased with increasing salt concentration in the lysis buffer. DNA purified by gel

  16. Obtaining super resolution light spot using surface plasmon assisted sharp ridge nanoaperture

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    Xu, Xianfan

    -field collimation of ridge aperture is found completely destroyed. On the other hand, using a bowtie-shaped aperture excitation localized at the tips of bowtie. Much higher field enhancement is also obtained compared to the bowtie aperture made in chromium. © 2005 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.1875747 Recently

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. ON LINE HOUSING APPLICATION PROCESS SUMMARY Required steps to access online housing application

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    McConnell, Terry

    ON LINE HOUSING APPLICATION PROCESS SUMMARY Required steps to access online housing application Admission to the University Return Intent to Register & make advance Tuition Payment Make advance housing payment if planning to live on-campus Activate your NetID Receive an e-mail from the Housing Office

  1. Evolution of dispersal in a stepping-stone population with overlapping generations

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    Taylor, Peter

    Evolution of dispersal in a stepping-stone population with overlapping generations Andrew J. Irwin and Peter D. Taylor Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3 systems with similar results (Comins et al. 1980, Motro 1982a, b, 1983, Frank 1986, Taylor 1988

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Ergonomics Self-Evaluation: Computer Workstation Step 1: Adjust the Chair

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    Johnston, Daniel

    Ergonomics Self-Evaluation: Computer Workstation Step 1: Adjust the Chair a. Seat height ­ Adjust medical condition or ergonomic concern, contact the UT at Austin Occupational Health Program at 512.471.4OHP(4647). http://www.utexas.edu/hr/current/services/ohp.html Ergonomic evaluation services

  5. The spiral troughs of Mars as cyclic steps Isaac B. Smith,1

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    Spiga, Aymeric

    The spiral troughs of Mars as cyclic steps Isaac B. Smith,1 John W. Holt,1 Aymeric Spiga,2 Alan D to estimate the rate of upstream migration caused by katabatic winds for the spiral troughs. Citation: Smith are constructional features, having migrated northward during deposition since their onset [Smith and Holt, 2010

  6. The automatic reconfiguration of electric shipboard power systems is an important step toward improved

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    Lai, Hong-jian

    ABSTRACT The automatic reconfiguration of electric shipboard power systems is an important step are envisioned by redes- igning the electric power system and its controls. This research focuses on a new scheme answer for a decentralized energy management system of the electric shipboard power system is addressed

  7. Two-Step Laser Mass Spectrometry of Asphaltenes Andrew E. Pomerantz,*,

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    Zare, Richard N.

    that high pulse energy and sample concentration promote aggregation of asphaltenes in the plasma plumeTwo-Step Laser Mass Spectrometry of Asphaltenes Andrew E. Pomerantz,*, Matthew R. Hammond, Amy L- heptane, asphaltenes are a highly aromatic, polydisperse mixture consisting of the heaviest and most polar

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

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    Simon, Dan

    of wires wound on the stator (the stationary part of the motor). These two phase- windings. 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

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

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and thermal components, making it difficult to design a system to meetFirst Steps toward Automated Design of Mechatronic Systems Using Bond Graphs and Genetic@egr.msu.edu 1 OVERVIEW OF THE WORK This paper suggests a method for automatically synthesizing designs

  10. FACTORING WAVELET TRANSFORMS INTO LIFTING STEPS INGRID DAUBECHIES y AND WIM SWELDENS

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    Guerrini, Carla

    FACTORING WAVELET TRANSFORMS INTO LIFTING STEPS INGRID DAUBECHIES y AND WIM SWELDENS #3; September discrete wavelet transform or two band subband filtering with finite filters can be decomposed of the wavelet or subband filters into elementary matrices. That such a factorization is possible is well

  11. FACTORING WAVELET TRANSFORMS INTO LIFTING STEPS INGRID DAUBECHIES y AND WIM SWELDENS \\Lambda

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    Kutil, Rade

    FACTORING WAVELET TRANSFORMS INTO LIFTING STEPS INGRID DAUBECHIES y AND WIM SWELDENS \\Lambda any discrete wavelet transform or two band subband filtering with finite filters can be decomposed structures. This decomposition corresponds to a factorization of the polyphase matrix of the wavelet

  12. CO on Pt(335): Electric field screening on a stepped surface Hong Wanga)

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    Tobin, Roger G.

    CO on Pt(335): Electric field screening on a stepped surface Hong Wanga) and R. G. Tobin Department, Michigan 48090-9055 Received 8 March 1995; accepted 11 May 1995 We compare CO's response to electric fields and at the frequency of the C­O stretch vibration. Atop-bonded CO is observed with reflection­absorption ir

  13. Exploratory Research on Novel Coal Liquefaction Concept - Task 2: Evaluation of Process Steps.

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    Brandes, S.D.; Winschel, R.A.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel direct coal liquefaction technology is being investigated in a program being conducted by CONSOL Inc. with the University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research and LDP Associates under DOE Contract DE-AC22-95PC95050. The novel concept consists of a new approach to coal liquefaction chemistry which avoids some of the inherent limitations of current high-temperature thermal liquefaction processes. The chemistry employed is based on hydride ion donation to solubilize coal at temperatures (350-400{degrees}C) significantly lower than those typically used in conventional coal liquefaction. The process concept being explored consists of two reaction stages. In the first stage, the coal is solubilized by hydride ion donation. In the second, the products are catalytically upgraded to acceptable refinery feedstocks. The program explores not only the initial solubilization step, but integration of the subsequent processing steps, including an interstage solids-separation step, to produce distillate products. A unique feature of the process concept is that many of the individual reaction steps can be decoupled, because little recycle around the liquefaction system is expected. This allows for considerable latitude in the process design. Furthermore, this has allowed for each key element in the process to be explored independently in laboratory work conducted under Task 2 of the program.

  14. 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

  15. Report of the First Multiscale Mathematics Workshop: First Steps toward a Roadmap

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    Gropp, Bill

    mathematics and considerable development of computational methods and software will be required to address and engineering problems will remain out of reach for the foreseeable future. Mathematical modelingReport of the First Multiscale Mathematics Workshop: First Steps toward a Roadmap #12

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

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    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

  17. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis Terminal alkyne metathesis: a further step towards selectivity.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis Terminal alkyne metathesis: a further step towards selectivity 320436585 E-mail: andre.mortreux@ensc-lille.fr , Received alkyne / metathesis / catalysis / carbyne,[2] the latter giving rise to much more active catalysts, allowing the reaction to be applied

  18. C-V Profiling of Ultrashallow Junctions using a Step-Like Background Doping Profile

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    C-V Profiling of Ultrashallow Junctions using a Step-Like Background Doping Profile Milos Popadi, Delft, The Netherlands m.popadic@tudelft.nl Abstract--A novel C-V profiling method that enables profiling of ultrashallow and ultra-abrupt junctions is described. The method takes advantage of a peculiar

  19. High temperature superconductor step-edge Josephson junctions using Ti-Ca-Ba-Cu-O

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    Ginley, D.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.; Martens, J.S.; Plut, T.A.; Tigges, C.P.; Vawter, G.A.; Zipperian, T.E.

    1994-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is disclosed for formulating non-hysteretic and hysteretic Josephson junctions using HTS materials which results in junctions having the ability to operate at high temperatures while maintaining high uniformity and quality. The non-hysteretic Josephson junction is formed by step-etching a LaAlO[sub 3] crystal substrate and then depositing a thin film of TlCaBaCuO on the substrate, covering the step, and forming a grain boundary at the step and a subsequent Josephson junction. Once the non-hysteretic junction is formed the next step to form the hysteretic Josephson junction is to add capacitance to the system. In the current embodiment, this is accomplished by adding a thin dielectric layer, LaA1O[sub 3], followed by a cap layer of a normal metal where the cap layer is formed by first depositing a thin layer of titanium (Ti) followed by a layer of gold (Au). The dielectric layer and the normal metal cap are patterned to the desired geometry. 8 figs.

  20. Lithium Inhibits a Late Step in Agrin-Induced AChR Aggregation

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    Sharma, Shiv K.

    Lithium Inhibits a Late Step in Agrin-Induced AChR Aggregation S. K. Sharma,* B. G. Wallace 1. Here we report that treating chick myotubes with lithium prevented any detectable agrin-induced change phosphorylation and detergent extractabil- ity. Lithium treatment also increased the rate at which AChR aggregates

  1. Stepped Pressure Equilibrium Code computes extrema of the multi-region, relaxed MHD energy principle

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    Hudson, Stuart

    Stepped Pressure Equilibrium Code computes extrema of the multi-region, relaxed MHD energy Code, G. Dennis et al., PRL, (2013) Topological features correctly reproduced #12;SPEC: ongoing; · Recent applications a. Computed 1/x and -function singular currents in ideal equilibria; completed

  2. Identifying the Time of a Step-Change with 2 Control Charts

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    Pignatiello, Joe

    (SPC) charts are tools that are used to monitor the state of a process by distinguishing between commonIdentifying the Time of a Step-Change with 2 Control Charts by Gunabushanam Nedumaran Oracle-3143 #12;2 Abstract If a control chart signals a change in the process parameter, identifying the time

  3. Making Time-stepped Applications Tick in the Cloud Tao Zou, Guozhang Wang, Marcos Vaz Salles,

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    Gehrke, Johannes

    Making Time-stepped Applications Tick in the Cloud Tao Zou, Guozhang Wang, Marcos Vaz Salles, David Bindel, Alan Demers, Johannes Gehrke, Walker White Cornell University University of Copenhagen Ithaca, NY}@cs.cornell.edu ABSTRACT Scientists are currently evaluating the cloud as a new platform. Many important scientific

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

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    A 10-Step Plan for Organization and Management of University Records UW- Madison Archives and Records Management - 2012 Page 1 Information is at the center of everything the University does: strategic are an important information asset for the university. The following records management best practices

  5. Start Smart: Steps to Starting a Business Workshop Registration The Start Smart workshop will cover

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    Collins, Gary S.

    . ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- START SMART REGISTRATION Name Daytime phone Address E-mail address City State Zip Optional: NameStart Smart: Steps to Starting a Business Workshop Registration The Start Smart workshop will cover and mail it with your check* or credit card information to: WSU Tri-Cities Business LINKS 2710 Crimson Way

  6. 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

  7. NextSTEPS White Paper: Four-Page Summary Three Routes Forward for Biofuels1

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    California at Davis, University of

    NextSTEPS White Paper: Four-Page Summary Three Routes Forward for Biofuels1: Incremental forward for biofuels and their associated technologies. We seek to: · Highlight policy incentives that encourage certain types of biofuel innovation. · Spotlight the distinctions between the routes in terms

  8. Estimating Data-Dependent Jitter of a General LTI System from Step Response

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    Hajimiri, Ali

    Estimating Data-Dependent Jitter of a General LTI System from Step Response Behnam Analui, James Buckwalter, and Ali Hajimiri Abstract - We present a method for estimating data dependent jitter (DDJ the probability distribution of jitter. In particular, we identify a dominant prior bit that signifies the well

  9. 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

  10. Summary of FNST Survey : Thoughts of the Community on progress, concerns, and next steps in FNST

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    Summary of FNST Survey : Thoughts of the Community on progress, concerns, and next steps in FNST wall structures have been built and tested International efforts have amassed large database not be fabricable by current methods Effects such as corrosion with PbLi may severely limit operating temperature

  11. 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 serve as a paradigm for the many nucleotide-flipping proteins that regulate genes and repair DNA in all trajectories of molecu- larly rare events now enable us to elucidate a pathway for nucleotide flipping by AGT

  12. We're a step closer to taming the Sun (Filed: 06/07/2005)

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    We're a step closer to taming the Sun (Filed: 06/07/2005) An experimental thermonuclear reactor days in the 1950s when scientists first dreamt of taming the Sun, tens of billions have been spent that fusion - the source of the Sun's power - could solve the world's future energy needs by generating vast

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Scattering solutions of the Klein Gordon equation for a step potential with hyperbolic tangent potential

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    Clara Rojas

    2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We solve the Klein-Gordon equation for a step potential with hyperbolic tangent potential. The scattering solutions are derived in terms of hypergeometric functions. The reflection coefficient R and transmission coefficient T are calculated, we observed superradiance and transmission resonances.

  16. Research review paper1 Anaerobic digestion of microalgae as a necessary step to make3

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Research review paper1 2 Anaerobic digestion of microalgae as a necessary step to make3 Environnement, Avenue des Etangs, Narbonne F-11100, France11 12 Abstract13 14 The potential of microalgae process that can recover more energy than the energy from the cell lipids. Three main21 bottlenecks

  17. The cation inversion and magnetization in nanopowder zinc ferrite obtained by soft mechanochemical processing

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    Milutinovi?, A. [Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, Zemun, Belgrade (Serbia); Lazarevi?, Z., E-mail: lzorica@yahoo.com [Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, Zemun, Belgrade (Serbia); Jovaleki?, ?. [Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (Serbia); Kuryliszyn-Kudelska, I. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Rom?evi?, M.; Kosti?, S.; Rom?evi?, N. [Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, Zemun, Belgrade (Serbia)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Nano powder of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} prepared by a soft mechanochemical route after 18 h milling. • Phase formation controlled by XRD, Raman spectroscopy and magnetic measurements. • Size, strain and cation inversion degree determined by Rietveld refinement. • We were able to estimate the degree of inversion at most 0.348 and 0.4. • Obtained extremely high values of saturation magnetizations at T = 4.5 K. - Abstract: Two zinc ferrite nanoparticle materials were prepared by the same method – soft mechanochemical synthesis, but starting from different powder mixtures: (1) Zn(OH){sub 2}/?-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} and (2) Zn(OH){sub 2}/Fe(OH){sub 3}. In both cases a single phase system was obtained after 18 h of milling. The progress of the synthesis was controlled by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, TEM and magnetic measurements. Analysis of the XRD patterns by Rietveld refinement allowed determination of the cation inversion degree for both obtained single phase ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} samples. The sample obtained from mixture (1) has the cation inversion degree 0.3482 and the sample obtained from mixture (2) 0.400. Magnetization measurements were confirmed that the degrees of the inversion were well estimated. Comparison with published data shows that used method of synthesis gives nano powder samples with extremely high values of saturation magnetizations: sample (1) 78.3 emu g{sup ?1} and sample (2) 91.5 emu g{sup ?1} at T = 4.5 K.

  18. sup 40 Ar/ sup 39 Ar ages of six Apollo 15 impact melt rocks by laser step heating

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    Dalrymple, G.B. (Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA (USA)); Ryder, G. (Lunar and Planetary Inst., Houston, TX (USA))

    1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors have obtained 15 high resolution (21-51 step) {sup 40}Ar/{sup 39}Ar age spectra on six Apollo 15 impact melt rocks of different compositions using a continuous laser system on submilligram subsamples and on single crystal plagioclase clasts. Four of the six samples gave reproducible age spectra with well-defined intermediate temperature plateaus over 48% or more of the {sup 39}AR released; the plateaus are interpreted as crystallization ages. Samples 15304,7,69, 15294,6,21, and 15314,26,156 gave virtually identical plateau ages whose weighted mean is 3,870 {plus minus} 6 Ma. These three melt rocks differ in composition and likely formed in three separate impact events. Sample 15356,9 gave replicate plateau ages that average 3,836 {plus minus} 12 Ma and date a fourth and younger impact event. The age spectra for samples 15308,9 and 15414,3,36 increase with increasing increment temperature and may have been formed in or affected by impacts at about 2,700 Ma and 3,870 Ma, respectively. So far there continues to be no convincing evidence in the lunar record for impact melts older than about 3.9 Ga.

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

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

    2015-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Barletti, Luigi, E-mail: luigi.barletti@unifi.it [Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica “Ulisse Dini”, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 67/A, 50134 Firenze (Italy)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Devaney, Walter E. (Seattle, WA)

    1987-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Ecological and Molecular Characterization of Avian Influenza Viruses Obtained from Waterfowl on the Texas Coast

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    Ferro, Pamela Joyce

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    -Chairs of Committee, Blanca Lupiani Markus J. Peterson Committee Members, John El-Attrache Thomas L. Lester Head of Department, John August August 2010 Major Subject: Veterinary Microbiology iii ABSTRACT Ecological and Molecular... Characterization of Avian Influenza Viruses Obtained from Waterfowl on the Texas Coast. (August 2010) Pamela Joyce Bloomer Ferro B.S.; M.S., Texas A&M University; Co-Chairs of Committee: Dr. Blanca Lupiani Dr. Markus J. Peterson We collected 6...

  3. Rigidity-dependent cosmic ray energy spectra in the knee region obtained with the GAMMA experiment

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    A. P. Garyaka; R. M. Martirosov; S. V. Ter-Antonyan; N. Nikolskaya; Y. A. Gallant; L. Jones; J. Procureur

    2007-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    On the basis of the extensive air shower (EAS) data obtained by the GAMMA experiment, the energy spectra and elemental composition of the primary cosmic rays are derived in the 1-100 PeV energy range. The reconstruction of the primary energy spectra is carried out using an EAS inverse approach in the framework of the SIBYLL2.1 and QGSJET01 interaction models and the hypothesis of power-law primary energy spectra with rigidity-dependent knees. The energy spectra of primary H, He, O-like and Fe-like nuclei obtained with the SIBYLL interaction model agree with corresponding extrapolations of the balloon and satellite data to ~1 PeV energies. The energy spectra obtained from the QGSJET model show a predominantly proton composition in the knee region. The rigidity-dependent knee feature of the primary energy spectra for each interaction model is displayed at the following rigidities: ~2.5+/-0.2 PV (SIBYLL) and ~3.1-4.2 PV (QGSJET). All the results presented are derived taking into account the detector response, the reconstruction uncertainties of the EAS parameters, and fluctuations in the EAS development.

  4. Rigidity-dependent cosmic ray energy spectra in the knee region obtained with the GAMMA experiment

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    Garyaka, A P; Ter-Antonian, S V; Nikolskaya, N; Gallant, Y A; Jones, L; Procureur, J

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the basis of the extensive air shower (EAS) data obtained by the GAMMA experiment, the energy spectra and elemental composition of the primary cosmic rays are derived in the 1-100 PeV energy range. The reconstruction of the primary energy spectra is carried out using an EAS inverse approach in the framework of the SIBYLL2.1 and QGSJET01 interaction models and the hypothesis of power-law primary energy spectra with rigidity-dependent knees. The energy spectra of primary H, He, O-like and Fe-like nuclei obtained with the SIBYLL interaction model agree with corresponding extrapolations of the balloon and satellite data to ~1 PeV energies. The energy spectra obtained from the QGSJET model show a predominantly proton composition in the knee region. The rigidity-dependent knee feature of the primary energy spectra for each interaction model is displayed at the following rigidities: ~2.5+/-0.2 PV (SIBYLL) and ~3.1-4.2 PV (QGSJET). All the results presented are derived taking into account the detector response, th...

  5. 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 [Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics and Information Displays (KLOEID), Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), Nanjing 210046 (China); Huang, Wei, E-mail: iamwhuang@njut.edu.cn [Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (China); Dong, Xiaochen, E-mail: iamxcdong@njut.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics and Information Displays (KLOEID), Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), Nanjing 210046 (China); Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (China)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Waughtal, Scott Perry

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. Decomposition of a Nonlinear Multivariate Function using the Heaviside Step Function

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    Eisuke Chikayama

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Whereas the Dirac delta function introduced by P. A. M. Dirac in 1930 in his famous quantum mechanics text has been well studied, a not famous formula related to the delta function using the Heaviside step function in a single-variable form, also given in Dirac's text, has been poorly studied. We demonstrate the decomposition of a nonlinear multivariate function into a sum of integrals in which each integrand is composed of a derivative of the function and a direct product of Heaviside step functions. It is an extension of Dirac's single-variable form to that for multiple variables. Moreover, it remains mathematically equivalent to the definition of the Dirac delta function with multiple variables, and offers a mathematically unified expression.

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

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

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Martin, Cheryl

    2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Waughtal, Scott Perry

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  11. The use of particle tracking to obtain planar velocity measurements in an unsteady laminar diffusion flame

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    Lewis, G.S.; Cantwell, B.J.; Lecuona, A.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation of the flame-flow interaction in an unsteady laminar co-flowing jet diffusion flame is underway. The flame is made periodic by acoustic excitation of the fuel stream. The objective of the research is to develop a better understanding of the relationship between the flowfield and combustion process by superimposing measurements of the vector velocity field on planar measurements of reactive and passive scalars. In this connection a technique is being developed to obtain instantaneous two-dimensional velocity measurements from multiply-exposed photographic images of scattered light from speed particles in the flow. The technique involves simple photographic images taken at a right angle to a thin laser sheet on the diametric center of the jet. The illumination source is pulsed Cu vapor laser. The important issues considered have included the particle type and size as they relate to the particle's ability to follow the flow and to withstand combustion temperatures. Also of concern is the effect of thermophoretic forces on the measurement accuracy. Both Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ and TiO/sub 2/ have been used successfully and detailed information about the size and geometry of TiO/sub 2/ particles has been obtained through scanning electron microscope photographs. The TiO/sub 2/ particles have been produced from the reaction of TiCl/sub 4/ and water. The technique has been successfully demonstrated by measuring a cold laminar jet exit velocity profile. Also, good particle images have been obtained in a pulsed diffusion flame.

  12. 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.

    .................................................................... 9 2.1 Conditional Reliability CR Record ................................................................................. 14 2.2 Beginning of SIM Output CRM File for the CRM Example .......................................... 25 2.3 TABLES Input... 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...

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

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    Geannette, Mark Alan

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  14. 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)

    2008-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Methodologies used by Warsaw Pact countries (except USSR) in obtaining US technologies. Student report

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    Cheeseman, R.J.

    1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Warsaw Pact countries obtain U.S. technologies by legal and illegal means. Methods of collection include espionage, overt collection, acquisition by scientific and educational exchange participants, and illegal trade activities. Examples of methods used by the Warsaw Pact countries (except the USSR) are provided. The US faces barriers to preventing loss of its technologies. Among these are resistance from US business interests, insufficient cooperation between US government agencies and overseas allies, lack of US counterintelligence personnel, and the openess of American society. The study concludes that the Warsaw Pact's countries have narrowed NATO's qualitative lead in weaponry as a result of the Warsaw Pact's acquisition effort.

  16. Idaho How to Obtain EPA ID Number Webpage | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel JumpCounty, Texas:ITC TransmissionIdaho DEQ StorageObtain EPA ID

  17. 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)

    2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Watson, John L. (Rolla, MO)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Watson, J.L.

    1990-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. 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. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  1. Improved Performance of Energy Window Ratio Criteria Obtained Using Multiple Windows at Radiation Portal Monitoring Sites

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    Weier, Dennis R.; Lopresti, Charles A.; Ely, James H.; Bates, Derrick J.; Kouzes, Richard T.

    2006-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiation portal monitors are being used to detect radioactive target materials in vehicles transporting cargo. As vehicles pass through the portal monitors, they generate count profiles over time that can be compared to the average panel background counts obtained just prior to the time the vehicle entered the area of the monitors. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has accumulated considerable data regarding such background radiation and vehicle profiles from portal installations. Energy window criteria have been shown to increase sensitivity to certain types of target radioactive sources while also controlling to a manageable level the rate of false or nuisance alarms. First generation equipment had only two-window capability, and while energy windowing for such systems was shown to be useful for detecting certain types of sources, it was subsequently found that improved performance could be obtained with more windows. Second generation equipment instead has more windows and can thus support additional energy window criteria which can be shown to be sensitive to a wider set of target sources. Detection likelihoods are generated for various sources and energy window criteria, as well as for gross count decision criteria, based on computer simulated injections of sources into archived vehicle profiles. (PIET-43741-TM-534)

  2. Studies of NO-char reaction kinetics obtained from drop-tube furnace and thermogravimetric experiments

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    Shaozeng Sun; Juwei Zhang; Xidong Hu; Shaohua Wu; Jiancheng Yang; Yang Wang; Yukun Qin [Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China). Combustion Engineering Research Institute

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Four coal chars were prepared in a flat flame flow reactor (FFR), which can simulate the temperature and gas composition of a real pulverized coal combustion environment. The pore structure of chars was measured by mercury porosimetry and nitrogen adsorption, and the Hg and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas were obtained. The kinetics of NO-char was studied in a drop-tube furnace (DTF) and thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). In the TGA experiments, the random pore model (RPM) was applied to describe the NO-char reactions and obtain the intrinsic kinetics. By presenting the data of DTF and TGA experiments on the same Arrhenius plot, it can be concluded that TGA is an available tool to study the kinetics of a high-temperature NO-char reaction. With respect to the DTF experiments, in comparison to the BET surface area, the Hg surface area is a better basis for normalizing the reactivity of different coal chars because of less scatter in the measured values, better agreement with TGA experimental data, and more stable values during the process of reaction. Moreover, by comparing the Hg surface area of chars before and after reactions, it is believed that the Hg surface area basis is more appropriate for high-rank coal chars. The determined kinetic rate constants are in good agreement with other data in the literature, and a new rate constant expression is proposed. 30 refs., 8 figs., 7 tabs.

  3. Stepping Stone Detection at The Server Side Ruei-Min Lin, Yi-Chun Chou, and Kuan-Ta Chen

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    Stepping Stone Detection at The Server Side Ruei-Min Lin, Yi-Chun Chou, and Kuan-Ta Chen Institute@iis.sinica.edu.tw Abstract--Proxy server was originally invented to enhance the performance of web browsing; however, it has, there is no general method available for detecting the use of stepping stones from the server's perspective

  4. 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)

    2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Abstract--Relay misoperations play an important role in cascading blackouts. Power swing and out-of-step conditions

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    -of-step, power swing, power system faults, power system protection, protective relaying, synchronized sampling. I1 Abstract--Relay misoperations play an important role in cascading blackouts. Power swing and out-of-step conditions caused by large disturbances in the system may result in relay misoperations. This effect

  6. Step Up & Scale Down Information for Agents 1 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Acknowledgments

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    Step Up & Scale Down ­ Information for Agents 1 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Editor, Family Development & Resource Management Jennifer Leone, East Region Office Associate #12;Step Up Up & Scale Down is a 12-week educational program based on the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines, which

  7. Transition in the two-dimensional step model: A Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in disguise Peter Olsson and Petter Holme

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    Olsson, Peter

    Transition in the two-dimensional step model: A Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in disguise Peter Received 19 October 2000; published 11 January 2001 Evidence for a Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in the spin angles. We conclude that this is the reason for the Kosterlitz- Thouless transition in the 2D step

  8. 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

    2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Giampiero Esposito; George M. Napolitano

    2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Optical properties of ITO films obtained by high-frequency magnetron sputtering with accompanying ion treatment

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    Krylov, P. N., E-mail: ftt@uni.udm.ru; Zakirova, R. M.; Fedotova, I. V. [Udmurt State University (Russian Federation)] [Udmurt State University (Russian Federation)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A variation in the properties of indium-tin-oxide (ITO) films obtained by the method of reactive magnetron sputtering with simultaneous ion treatment is reported. The ITO films feature the following parameters in the optical range of 450-1100 nm: a transmission coefficient of 80%, band gap of 3.50-3.60 eV, and a refractive index of 1.97-2.06. All characteristics of the films depend on the ion-treatment current. The latter, during the course of deposition, reduces the resistivity of the ITO films with the smallest value of the resistivity being equal to 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} {Omega} cm. The degradation of films with a high resistivity when kept in air is observed.

  11. 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.

    1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. 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

    2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Characterization of new corrosion resistant nickel-zinc-phosphorus alloys obtained by electrodeposition

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    Swathirajan, S.; Mikhail, Y.M. (Physical Chemistry Dept., General Motors Research Labs., Warren, MI (US))

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors discuss the electrodeposition of a family of NiZnP coatings studied at a rotating cylinder electrode by varying the temperature (45{sup 0}-80{sup 0}C) and the applied current density (0.03-0.95 A/cm/sup 2/). Two of the coatings were nickel-rich, two were zinc-rich, and a fifth coating had approximately equal amounts of Ni and Zn. The coatings were characterized using SEM/EDX and Auger depth profile techniques. A Ni-rich alloy with a supersaturated amount of zinc and the approximate composition 59Ni-39Zn-2P was obtained at all temperatures in the high speed electrodeposition current density range 0.6-1.0 A/cm/sup 2/. The supersaturated alloy could be deposited at current efficiencies higher than 80% at all temperatures. The corrosion rate of this coating was the lowest among the various NiZnP coatings.

  14. 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)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Treatment of methyl tert-butyl ether vapors in a biotrickling filters. 2. Analysis of the rate-limiting step and behavior under transient conditions

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    Fortin, N.Y.; Deshusses, M.A. [Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering] [Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed experiments were performed with gas phase biotrickling filters treating vapors of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive of great environmental concern. A particular emphasis was placed on the analysis of the rate-limiting step, and it was found that the process was mostly limited by the biological reaction rather than by mass transfer. Further experiments involved the study of the dynamic behavior of the biotrickling filters under simulated field conditions. In all cases, the biotrickling filters adapted rapidly to the new conditions, and new steady states were obtained within hours. The relevance of the results and the implications as far as implementation of biotrickling filters for field MTBE treatment are discussed.

  16. Theoretical Investigation of the Enzymatic Phosphoryl Transfer of ?-phosphoglucomutase: Revisiting Both Steps of the Catalytic Cycle

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    Elsasser, Brigitta M.; Dohmeier-Fischer, Silvia; Fels, Gregor

    2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Enzyme catalyzed phosphate transfer is a part of almost all metabolic processes. Such reactions are of central importance for the energy balance in all organisms and play important roles in cellular control at all levels. Mutases transfer a phosphoryl group while nucleases cleave the phosphodiester linkages between two nucleotides. The subject of our present study is the Lactococcus lactis ?-phosphoglucomutase (?-PGM), which effectively catalyzes the interconversion of ?-D-glucose-1-phosphate (?-G1P) to ?- D-glucose-6-phosphate (?-G6P) and vice versa via stabile intermediate ?-D-glucose-1,6-(bis)phosphate (?-G1,6diP) in the presence of Mg2+. In this paper we revisited the reaction mechanism of the phosphoryl transfer starting from the bisphosphate ?-G1,6diP in both directions (toward ?-G1P and ?-G6P) combining docking techniques and QM/MM theoretical method at the DFT/PBE0 level of theory. In addition we performed NEB (nudged elastic band) and free energy calculations to optimize the path and to identify the transition states and the energies involved in the catalytic cycle. Our calculations reveal that both steps proceed via dissociative pentacoordinated phosphorane, which is not a stabile intermediate but rather a transition state. In addition to the Mg2+ ion, Ser114 and Lys145 also play important roles in stabilizing the large negative charge on the phosphate through strong coordination with the phosphate oxygens and guiding the phosphate group throughout the catalytic process. The calculated energy barrier of the reaction for the ?-G1P to ?-G1,6diP step is only slightly higher than for the ?-G1,6diP to ?-G6P step (16.10 kcal mol-1 versus 15.10 kcal mol-1) and is in excellent agreement with experimental findings (14.65 kcal mol-1).

  17. Shapiro steps and stimulated radiation of electromagnetic waves due to Josephson oscillations in layered superconductors.

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    Bulaevskii, L. N.; Kosehlev, A. E.; Tachiki, M.; Materials Science Division; LANL; Univ. of Tokyo

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Single crystals of layered high-temperature superconductors intrinsically behave as stacks of Josephson junctions. We analyze response of current-biased stack of intrinsic junctions to irradiation by the external electromagnetic (em) wave. In addition to well-known Shapiro steps in the current-voltage characteristics, irradiation promotes stimulated radiation which adds with spontaneous Josephson radiation from the crystal. Such enhancement of radiation from current-biased crystal may be used for amplification of em waves. Irradiation also facilitates synchronization of Josephson oscillations in all intrinsic Josephson junctions of a single crystal as well as oscillations in intrinsic junctions of different crystals.

  18. 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

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Geannette, Mark Alan

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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    Noble, Donald T. (Ames, IA); Braymen, Steven D. (Ames, IA); Anderson, Marvin S. (Ames, IA)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 mad 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.

  16. 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.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. 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)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. NiO-silica based nanostructured materials obtained by microemulsion assisted sol-gel procedure

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    Mihaly, M.; Comanescu, A.F. [University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu, 011061 Bucharest (Romania)] [University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu, 011061 Bucharest (Romania); Rogozea, A.E. [ILIE MURGULESCU Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, 202 Splaiul Independentei, 060021 Bucharest (Romania)] [ILIE MURGULESCU Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, 202 Splaiul Independentei, 060021 Bucharest (Romania); Vasile, E. [METAV Research and Development, 31 C.A. Rosetti, 020011 Bucharest (Romania)] [METAV Research and Development, 31 C.A. Rosetti, 020011 Bucharest (Romania); Meghea, A., E-mail: a.meghea@gmail.com [University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu, 011061 Bucharest (Romania)

    2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: TEM micrograph of NiO/SiO{sub 2} nanoparticles. Highlights: {yields} Microemulsion assisted sol-gel procedure for NiO silica nanomaterials synthesis. {yields} Controlling the size and shape of nanoparticles and avoiding their aggregation. {yields} Narrow band-gap semiconductors (energies <3 eV) absorbing VIS or near-UV light biologically and chemically inert semiconductors entrapping/coating in silica network. {yields} Low cost as the microemulsion is firstly used in water metallic cation extraction. -- Abstract: NiO-silica based materials have been synthesized by microemulsion assisted sol-gel procedure. The versatility of these soft nanotechnology techniques has been exploited in order to obtain different types of nanostructures, such as NiO nanoparticles, NiO silica coated nanoparticles and NiO embedded in silica matrix. These materials have been characterized by adequate structural and morphology techniques: DLS, HR-TEM/SAED, BET, AFM. Optical and semiconducting properties (band-gap values) of the synthesized materials have been quantified by means of VIS-NIR diffuse reflectance spectra, thus demonstrating their applicative potential in various electron transfer phenomena such as photocatalysis, electrochromic thin films, solid oxide fuel cells.

  19. 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

    2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. 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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Luca Ciandrini; M. Carmen Romano; A. Parmeggiani

    2014-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Power densities for two-step gamma-ray transitions from isomeric states

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    Silviu Olariu; Agata Olariu

    1999-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calculated the incident photon power density P_2 for which the two-step induced emission rate from an isomeric nucleus becomes equal to the natural isomeric decay rate. We have analyzed two-step transitions for isomeric nuclei with a half-life greater than 10 min, for which there is an intermediate state of known energy, spin and half-life, for which the intermediate state is connected by a known gamma-ray transition to the isomeric state and to at least another intermediate state, and for which the relative intensities of the transitions to lower states are known. For the isomeric nucleus 166m-Ho, which has a 1200 y isomeric state at 5.98 keV, we have found a value of P_2=6.3 x 10^7 W cm^{-2}, the intermediate state being the 263.8 keV level. We have found power densities P_2 of the order of 10^{10} W cm^{-2} for several other isomeric nuclei.

  3. Single-strand DNA translation initiation step analyzed by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry

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    Damian, Luminita, E-mail: luminitadamian@microcal.eu.com [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France) [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Universite de Toulouse, UPS, IPBS, F-31077 Toulouse (France); IUB, School of Engineering and Science, D-28727 Bremen (Germany); Marty-Detraves, Claire, E-mail: claire.detraves@free.fr [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France) [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Universite de Toulouse, UPS, IPBS, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Winterhalter, Mathias [IUB, School of Engineering and Science, D-28727 Bremen (Germany)] [IUB, School of Engineering and Science, D-28727 Bremen (Germany); Fournier, Didier, E-mail: Didier.Fournier@ipbs.fr [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France) [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Universite de Toulouse, UPS, IPBS, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Paquereau, Laurent, E-mail: Laurent.Paquereau@ipbs.fr [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France) [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Universite de Toulouse, UPS, IPBS, F-31077 Toulouse (France)

    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Is single-strand DNA translatable? Since the 60s, the question still remains whether or not DNA could be directly translated into protein. Some discrepancies in the results were reported about functional translation of single-strand DNA but all results converged on a similar behavior of RNA and ssDNA in the initiation step. Isothermal Titration Calorimetry method was used to determine thermodynamic constants of interaction between single-strand DNA and S30 extract of Escherichia coli. Our results showed that the binding was not affected by the nature of the template tested and the dissociation constants were in the same range when ssDNA (K{sub d} = 3.62 {+-} 2.1 x 10{sup -8} M) or the RNA corresponding sequence (K{sub d} = 2.7 {+-} 0.82 x 10{sup -8} M) bearing SD/ATG sequences were used. The binding specificity was confirmed by antibiotic interferences which block the initiation complex formation. These results suggest that the limiting step in translation of ssDNA is the elongation process.

  4. Can bio-inspired information processing steps be realized as synthetic biochemical processes?

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    Vladimir Privman; Evgeny Katz

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider possible designs and experimental realiza-tions in synthesized rather than naturally occurring bio-chemical systems of a selection of basic bio-inspired information processing steps. These include feed-forward loops, which have been identified as the most common information processing motifs in many natural pathways in cellular functioning, and memory-involving processes, specifically, associative memory. Such systems should not be designed to literally mimic nature. Rather, we can be guided by nature's mechanisms for experimenting with new information/signal processing steps which are based on coupled biochemical reactions, but are vastly simpler than natural processes, and which will provide tools for the long-term goal of understanding and harnessing nature's information processing paradigm. Our biochemical processes of choice are enzymatic cascades because of their compatibility with physiological processes in vivo and with electronics (e.g., electrodes) in vitro allowing for networking and interfacing of enzyme-catalyzed processes with other chemical and biochemical reactions. In addition to designing and realizing feed-forward loops and other processes, one has to develop approaches to probe their response to external control of the time-dependence of the input(s), by measuring the resulting time-dependence of the output. The goal will be to demonstrate the expected features, for example, the delayed response and stabilizing effect of the feed-forward loops.

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

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    Thomson, D.B. (comp.)

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Acquisition and reduction of data obtained from tank 101-SY in-situ ball rheometer

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    Shepard, C.L.; Chieda, M.A.; Kirihara, L.J.; Phillips, J.R.; Shekarriz, A.; Terrones, G. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Abbott, J.; Unal, C.; Pasamehmetoglu, K.O.; Graham, A. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [and others

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of the ball rheometer to measure rheological properties and density of the waste in Hanford Tank 241-SY-101 will be completed around September 1994. This instrument is expected to provide the first-of-its-kind in-situ measurements of the fluid properties of the waste contained within this tank. A mixer pump has been installed in this tank, and this pump has been very successful at mitigating the flammable gas problem associated with Tank 101-SY. The ball rheometer will serve as a diagnostic tool for judging the effectiveness of mixing in Tank 101-SY and others and will be one of few in-situ probes available for diagnostic measurements. Based on experiments performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Laboratory, it is believed that a generalized Bingham fluid model (Herschel-Bulkley fluid model) may be useful for describing at least some of the waste contained in Tank 101-SY, and data obtained in the tank will initially be reduced using this fluid model. The single largest uncertainty in the determination of the drag force on the ball is the drag force which will be experienced by the cable attached to the ball. This drag can be a substantial fraction of the total drag when the ball is deep within the tank. It is expected that the fluid properties may be history dependent, thus rheological properties of the undisturbed fluid may be different from the same properties after the fluid has been disturbed by passage of the ball. The data collection strategy allows the determination of the waste fluid rheology both in the undisturbed state and after it has been disturbed by the ball. Unlike the rheological parameters, measurement of density requires no model for its interpretation; however, the effects of yield stress may need to be accounted for. This measurement can be made with fairly good accuracy and may provide the most useful data in determination of mixer pump effectiveness.

  8. 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.

    1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Strain broadening of the magnetization steps in diluted magnetic semiconductors Yuri G. Rubo* and M. F. Thorpe

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    Thorpe, Michael

    Strain broadening of the magnetization steps in diluted magnetic semiconductors Yuri G. Rubo* and M alloys diluted magnetic semiconductors results in fluctuations of the exchange constants between semiconducting alloys, the so- called semimagnetic semiconductors or diluted magnetic semiconductors DMS

  11. Step-wise changes in glacier flow speed coincide with calving and glacial earthquakes at Helheim Glacier, Greenland

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    Nettles, M.; Larsen, T.B.; Elosegui, P.; Hamilton, Gordon S.; Stearns, Leigh; Ahlstrom, A.P.; Davis, J.L.; Anderson, M.L.; de Juan, J.; Khan, S.A.; Stenseng, L.; Ekstrom, G.; Forsberg, R.

    2008-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    [1] Geodetic observations show several large, sudden increases in flow speed at Helheim Glacier, one of Greenland's largest outlet glaciers, during summer, 2007. These step-like accelerations, detected along the length of the glacier, coincide...

  12. Step-flow growth mode instability of N-polar GaN under N-excess

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    Chèze, C. [TopGaN Ltd., Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland)] [TopGaN Ltd., Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland); Sawicka, M.; Siekacz, M.; ?ucznik, B.; Bo?kowski, M.; Skierbiszewski, C. [TopGaN Ltd., Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland) [TopGaN Ltd., Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland); Institute of High Pressure Physics, PAS, Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland); Turski, H.; Cywi?ski, G.; Smalc-Koziorowska, J.; Weyher, J. L.; Kry?ko, M. [Institute of High Pressure Physics, PAS, Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland)] [Institute of High Pressure Physics, PAS, Soko?owska 29/37, 01142 Warszawa (Poland)

    2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    GaN layers were grown on N-polar GaN substrates by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy under different III/V ratios. Ga-rich conditions assure step-flow growth with atomically flat surface covered by doubly-bunched steps, as for Ga-polar GaN. Growth under N-excess however leads to an unstable step-flow morphology. Particularly, for substrates slightly miscut towards <1010>, interlacing fingers are covered by atomic steps pinned on both sides by small hexagonal pits. In contrast, a three-dimensional island morphology is observed on the Ga-polar equivalent sample. We attribute this result to lower diffusion barriers on N-polar compared to Ga-polar GaN under N-rich conditions.

  13. Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov The next step in magnetic fusion, driving the

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    Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov The next step in magnetic fusion, driving in collaboration with Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China 1 Directorate

  14. PROPERTIES OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES IN THE SOLAR PHOTOSPHERE OBTAINED WITH HINODE

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    Fujimura, D. [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, School of Science, University of Tokyo, Bunkyoku, 113-0033 Tokyo (Japan); Tsuneta, S. [National Astronomical Observatory, 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, 181-8588 Tokyo (Japan)], E-mail: daisuke.fujimura@nao.ac.jp

    2009-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the observations of the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves propagating along magnetic flux tubes in the solar photosphere. We identified 20 isolated strong peaks (8 peaks for pores and 12 peaks for intergranular magnetic structure) in the power spectra of the line-of-sight (LOS) magnetic flux, the LOS velocity, and the intensity for 14 different magnetic concentrations. The observation is performed with the spectro-polarimeter of the Solar Optical Telescope aboard the Hinode satellite. The oscillation periods are located in 3-6 minutes for the pores and in 4-9 minutes for the intergranular magnetic elements. These peaks correspond to the magnetic, the velocity, and the intensity fluctuation in time domain with root-mean-square amplitudes of 4-17 G (0.3%-1.2%), 0.03-0.12 km s{sup -1}, and 0.1%-1%, respectively. Phase differences between the LOS magnetic flux ({phi}{sub B}), the LOS velocity ({phi} {sub v}), the intensities of the line core ({phi}{sub I,core}), and the continuum intensity ({phi}{sub I,}c{sub ont}) have striking concentrations at around -90 deg. for {phi}{sub B} - {phi} {sub v} and {phi}{sub v} - {phi}{sub I,core}, around 180 deg. for {phi}{sub I,core} - {phi}{sub B}, and around 10 deg. for {phi} {sub I,core} - {phi}{sub I,cont}. Here, for example, {phi}{sub B} - {phi}{sub v} {approx} -90 deg. means that the velocity leads the magnetic field by a quarter of cycle. The observed phase relation between the magnetic and the photometric intensity fluctuations would not be consistent with that caused by the opacity effect, if the magnetic field strength decreases with height along the oblique LOS. We suggest that the observed fluctuations are due to longitudinal (sausage-mode) and/or transverse (kink-mode) MHD waves. The observed phase relation between the fluctuations in the magnetic flux and the velocity is consistent with the superposition of the ascending wave and the descending wave reflected at chromosphere/corona boundary (standing wave). Even with such reflected waves, the residual upward Poynting flux is estimated to be 2.7 x 10{sup 6} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} for a case of the kink wave. Seismology of the magnetic flux tubes is possible to obtain various physical parameters from the observed period and amplitude of the oscillations.

  15. CO Oxidation at the Interface of Au Nanoclusters and the Stepped-CeO2(111) Surface

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    Kim H. Y.; Henkelman, G.

    2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To reveal the richer chemistry of CO oxidation by CeO2 supported Au Nanoclusters NCs)/Nanoparticles, we design a Au12 supported on a stepped-CeO2 model (Au/CeO2-step) and study various kinds of CO oxidation mechanisms at the interface of the Au/CeO2-step: oxygen spillover from the CeO2 to the Au NCs;2 CO oxidation by the O2 bound to the Au-Ce3+ interface;3 and CO oxidation by the Mars-van Krevelen (M-vK) mechanism.4 DFT+U calculations show that lattice oxygen at the CeO2 step edge oxidizes CO bound to Au NCs by the M-vK mechanism. CO2 desorption determines the rate of CO oxidation and the vacancy formation energy (Evac) is a reactivity descriptor for CO oxidation. The maximum Evac that insures spontaneous CO2 production is higher for the Au/CeO2-step than the Au/CeO2-surface suggesting that the CeO2-step is a better supporting material than the CeO2-surface for CO oxidation by the Au/CeO2. Our results also suggest that for CO oxidation by Au NCs supported on nano- or meso-structured CeO2, which is the case of industrial catalysts, the M-vK mechanism accounts for a large portion of the total activity.

  16. 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. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  17. U-163: PHP Command Parameter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

  18. Analysis of Alternate Methods to Obtain Stabilized Power Performance of CdTe and CIGS PV Modules (Presentation)

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    del Cueto, J. A.; Deline, C. A.; Rummel, S.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation outlines an analysis of alternate methods to obtain stabilized power performance of CdTe and CIGS PV modules.

  19. Transparent ultralow-density silica aerogels prepared by a two-step sol-gel process

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    Tillotson, T.M.; Hrubesh, L.W.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Scattering and bound states of fermions in a mixed vector–scalar smooth step potential

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    Castilho, W.M., E-mail: castilho.w@gmail.com; Castro, A.S. de, E-mail: castro@pq.cnpq.br

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scattering of a fermion in the background of a smooth step potential is considered with a general mixing of vector and scalar Lorentz structures with the scalar coupling stronger than or equal to the vector coupling. Charge-conjugation and chiral-conjugation transformations are discussed and it is shown that a finite set of intrinsically relativistic bound-state solutions appears as poles of the transmission amplitude. It is also shown that those bound solutions disappear asymptotically as one approaches the conditions for the realization of the so-called spin and pseudospin symmetries in a four-dimensional space–time. - Highlights: • Scattering and bound states of fermions in a kink-like potential. • No pair production despite the high localization. • No bounded solution under exact spin and pseudospin symmetries.

  1. 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)

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. 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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Step-induced misorientation of GaN grown on r-plane sapphire

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    Smalc-Koziorowska, J.; Dimitrakopulos, G. P.; Sahonta, S.-L.; Komninou, Ph. [Physics Department, Aristotle University, GR 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Tsiakatouras, G.; Georgakilas, A. [Microelectronics Research Group, Department of Physics, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, GR 71003, and IESL, FORTH, P.O. Box 1527, GR 71110 Heraklion (Greece)

    2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In the growth of nonpolar (1120) a-plane GaN on r-plane (1102) sapphire by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy, misoriented crystallites are observed close to the substrate. They have average diameter {approx}10 nm and are oriented with the (0001){sub GaN} plane approximately parallel to the (2113){sub sapph.} plane and [0110]{sub GaN} parallel [1101]{sub sapph.}. This semipolar orientation is promoted by a low misfit (2.4%) between (1011){sub GaN} and (1210){sub sapph.} planes. Its introduction, after nitridation treatment, is due to GaN nucleation on (2113){sub sapph.} step facets inclined at 26 deg. relative to the r-plane. Two variants are observed, leading to twinning when they abut inside the epilayer.

  4. 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.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. CO2-driven Enhanced Oil Recovery as a Stepping Stone to What?

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    Dooley, James J.; Dahowski, Robert T.; Davidson, Casie L.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 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. [and others

    2001-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Potential Next Steps for the New Orleans City Council Energy Efficiency Resolution

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    Doris, E.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Rate Estimates In order to estimate the time needed to obtain a complete data set for one combination

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    Appendix C Rate Estimates In order to estimate the time needed to obtain a complete data set for one combination of colliding beams at one energy the following requirements were defined to obtain the model predictions. Also, since emphasis is put on the most central collisions, a 5% trigger is employed

  9. 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 2004; published 7 October 2004. [1] We have carried out a direct comparison of pulsating auroras), with reference to simultaneous data obtained by a Syowa-Iceland conjugate pair of observatories. The aurora

  10. Extrapolation methods for obtaining low-lying eigenvalues of a large-dimensional shell model Hamiltonian matrix

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    Yoshinaga, N. [Department of Physics, Saitama University, Saitama City 338-8570 (Japan); Arima, A. [Science Museum, Japan Science Foundation, 2-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102-0091 (Japan)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose some new, efficient, and practical extrapolation methods to obtain a few low-lying eigenenergies of a large-dimensional Hamiltonian matrix in the nuclear shell model. We obtain those energies at the desired accuracy by extrapolation after diagonalizing small-dimensional submatrices of the sorted Hamiltonian matrix.

  11. Kinetics of Ion Exchange on Clay Minerals and Soil: II. Elucidation of Rate-limiting Steps1 R. A. OGWADA ANDD. L. SPARKS2

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Kinetics of Ion Exchange on Clay Minerals and Soil: II. Elucidation of Rate-limiting Steps1 R. A of this study was to elucidate the rate- limiting steps for K+ adsorption on the clay minerals and soil. We.L. Sparks. 1986. Kinetics of ion exchange on clay minerals and soil: II. Elucidation of rate-limiting steps

  12. Evaluation of delivered monitor unit accuracy of gated step-and-shoot IMRT using a two-dimensional detector array

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    Cheong, Kwang-Ho; Kang, Sei-Kwon; Lee, MeYeon; Kim, Su SSan; Park, SoAh; Hwang, Tae-Jin; Kim, Kyoung Ju; Oh, Do Hoon; Bae, Hoonsik; Suh, Tae-Suk [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, 431070 (Korea, Republic of) and Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137701 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul 431070 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To overcome the problem of organ motion in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gated IMRT is often used for the treatment of lung cancer. In this study, the authors investigated the accuracy of the delivered monitor units (MUs) from each segment during gated IMRT using a two-dimensional detector array for user-specific verification purpose. Methods: The authors planned a 6 MV photon, seven-port step-and-shoot lung IMRT delivery. The respiration signals for gated IMRT delivery were obtained from the one-dimensional moving phantom using the real-time position management (RPM) system (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA). The beams were delivered using a Clinac iX (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) with the Millennium 120 MLC. The MatriXX (IBA Dosimetry GmbH, Germany) was validated through consistency and reproducibility tests as well as comparison with measurements from a Farmer-type ion chamber. The authors delivered beams with varying dose rates and duty cycles and analyzed the MatriXX data to evaluate MU delivery accuracy. Results: There was quite good agreement between the planned segment MUs and the MUs computed from the MatriXX within {+-}2% error. The beam-on times computed from the MatriXX data were almost identical for all cases, and they matched well with the RPM beam-on and beam-off signals. A slight difference was observed between them, but it was less than 40 ms. The gated IMRT delivery demonstrated an MU delivery accuracy that was equivalent to ungated IMRT, and the delivered MUs with a gating signal agreed with the planned MUs within {+-}0.5 MU regardless of dose rate and duty cycle. Conclusions: The authors can conclude that gated IMRT is able to deliver an accurate dose to a patient during a procedure. The authors believe that the methodology and results can be transferred to other vendors' devices, particularly those that do not provide MLC log data for a verification purpose.

  13. Influence of the hydrogenation step on selectivity during the nonoxidative oligomerization of methane to alkanes on Pt/SiO{sub 2} catalysts (EUROPt-1)

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    Marceau, E.; Tatiboueet, J.M.; Che, M. [Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France). Lab. de Reactivite de Surface] [Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France). Lab. de Reactivite de Surface; Saint-Just, J. [Gaz de France, Saint-Denis La Plaine (France). Direction de la Recherche] [Gaz de France, Saint-Denis La Plaine (France). Direction de la Recherche

    1999-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Methane oligomerization to alkanes can be accomplished on supported platinum via a two-step procedure: formation of carbonaceous species on the metallic surface by methane adsorption, followed by hydrogenation of these species. Temperature-programmed oxidation (TPO) experiments performed after hydrogenation steps of various durations show that the hydrogenation of a carbonaceous deposit obtained at 300 C on the reference Pt/SiO{sub 2} catalyst EUROPt-1 is not a fast process. Two groups of surface carbonaceous species have been characterized through their different reactivities toward oxygen, but at 300 C their reactivities toward hydrogen are similar. Among alkanes up to C{sub 5}, methane is the main product of hydrogenation, corresponding to one-half of the surface carbon reactive toward hydrogen; linear and branched alkanes are produced from the other half of the reactive carbonaceous species. On EUROPt-1, mainly ethane and n-pentane are produced during the first minutes of reaction, while on a sintered catalyst the initial production in n-pentane is negligible. The release of n-pentane during an intermediate purge with inert gas on EUROPt-1 shows that C-C bonds can form already during methane adsorption, leading to C{sub 5} precursors on specific active sites of this catalyst. A model of formation of C{sub 5} precursors is proposed by analogy with the organometallic chemistry of molecular hydrocarbon platinacycles. The subsequent production of alkanes (C{sub 2} > C{sub 3} > C{sub 4} > C{sub 5}) could be described through a statistical model of dynamic coupling between carbonaceous species involving hydrogen, rather than by hydrogenolysis of heavier carbonaceous species. However, this latter mechanism is likely to predominate for the production of C{sub 6}-C{sub 8} compounds.

  14. Step-by-step capping and strain state of GaN/AlN quantum dots studied by grazing-incidence diffraction anomalous fine structure

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    Coraux, J.; Favre-Nicolin, V.; Renevier, H. [Commissariat l'Energie Atomique, Departement de Recherche Fondamentale sur la Matiere Condensee, SP2M/NRS, 17 rue des martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Universite Joseph Fourier, BP 53, 38041, Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Proietti, M. G. [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, c. Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Daudin, B. [Commissariat l'Energie Atomique, Departement de Recherche Fondamentale sur la Matiere Condensee, SP2M/NRS, 17 rue des martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The investigation of small-size embedded nanostructures, by a combination of complementary anomalous diffraction techniques, is reported. GaN quantum dots (QD's), grown by molecular beam epitaxy in a modified Stranski-Krastanow mode, are studied in terms of strain and local environment, as a function of the AlN cap layer thickness, by means of grazing-incidence anomalous diffraction. That is, the x-ray photon energy is tuned across the Ga absorption K edge which makes diffraction chemically selective. Measurement of hkl scans, close to the AlN (3030) Bragg reflection, at several energies across the Ga K edge, allows the extraction of the Ga partial structure factor, from which the in-plane strain of GaN QD's is deduced. From the fixed-Q energy-dependent diffracted intensity spectra, measured for diffraction-selected isostrain regions corresponding to the average in-plane strain state of the QD's, quantitative information regarding the composition and out-of-plane strain has been obtained. We recover the in-plane and out-of-plane strains in the dots. The comparison to the biaxial elastic strain in a pseudomorphic layer indicates a tendency to an overstrained regime.

  15. FutureGen: Stepping-Stone to Sustainable Fossil-Fuel Power Generation

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    Zitney, S.E.

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation will highlight the U.S. Department of Energy's FutureGen Initiative. The nearly $1 billion government-industry project is a stepping-stone toward future coal-fired power plants that will produce hydrogen and electricity with zero-emissions, including carbon dioxide. The 275-megawatt FutureGen plant will initiate operations around 2012 and employ advanced coal gasification technology integrated with combined cycle electricity generation, hydrogen production, and carbon capture and sequestration. The initiative is a response to a presidential directive to develop a hydrogen economy by drawing upon the best scientific research to address the issue of global climate change. The FutureGen plant will be based on cutting-edge power generation technology as well as advanced carbon capture and sequestration systems. The centerpiece of the project will be coal gasification technology that can eliminate common air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides and convert them to useable by-products. Gasification will convert coal into a highly enriched hydrogen gas, which can be burned much more cleanly than directly burning the coal itself. Alternatively, the hydrogen can be used in a fuel cell to produce ultra-clean electricity, or fed to a refinery to help upgrade petroleum products. Carbon sequestration will also be a key feature that will set the Futuregen plant apart from other electric power plant projects. The initial goal will be to capture 90 percent of the plant's carbon dioxide, but capture of nearly 100 percent may be possible with advanced technologies. Once captured, the carbon dioxide will be injected as a compressed fluid deep underground, perhaps into saline reservoirs. It could even be injected into oil or gas reservoirs, or into unmineable coal seams, to enhance petroleum or coalbed methane recovery. The ultimate goal for the FutureGen plant is to show how new technology can eliminate environmental concerns over the future use of coal--the most abundant fossil fuel in the United States with supplies projected to last 250 years. FutureGen's co-production of power and hydrogen will also serve as a stepping-stone to an environmentally sustainable energy future.

  16. 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

  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. Constituent quark masses obtained from hadron masses with contributions of Fermi-Breit and Glozman-Riska hyperfine interactions

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    Borka Jovanovic, V.; Borka, D. [Laboratory of Physics (010), Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia); Ignjatovic, S. R. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Banja Luka, Mladena Stojanovica 2, 78000 Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Jovanovic, P. [Astronomical Observatory, Volgina 7, 11060 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the color-spin and flavor-spin interaction Hamiltonians with SU(3) flavor symmetry breaking to obtain meson and baryon mass formulas. Adjusting these masses with experimental masses we determine the constituent quark masses. We discuss the constituent quark masses obtained from meson and baryon mass fits. The results for constituent quark masses are very similar in the case of two different phenomenological models: Fermi-Breit and Glozman-Riska hyperfine interactions.

  19. Elementary Steps of Syngas Reactions on Mo2C(001): Adsorption Thermochemistry and Bond Dissociation

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    Medford, Andrew

    2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Stepped-frequency continuous-wave microwave-induced thermoacoustic imaging

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    Nan, Hao, E-mail: haonan@stanford.edu; Arbabian, Amin [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Closed loop adaptive control of spectrum-producing step using neural networks

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    Fu, C.Y.

    1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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. Improving the actinides recycling in closed fuel cycles, a major step towards nuclear energy sustainability

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    Poinssot, C.; Grandjean, S.; Masson, M. [RadioChemistry and Processes Department, CEA Marcoule, 30207 Bagnols sur Ceze (France); Bouillis, B.; Warin, D. [Innovation and Industrial Support Direction, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing the sustainability of nuclear energy is a longstanding road that requires a stepwise approach to successively tackle the following 3 objectives. First of all, optimize the consumption of natural resource to preserve them for future generations and hence guarantee the energetic independence of the countries (no uranium ore is needed anymore). The current twice-through cycle of Pu implemented by France, UK, Japan and soon China is a first step in this direction and already allows the development and optimization of the relevant industrial processes. It also allows a major improvement regarding the conditioning of the ultimate waste in a durable and robust nuclear glass. Secondly, the recycling of americium could be an interesting option for the future with the deployment of FR fleet to save the repository resource and optimize its use by allowing a denser disposal. It would limit the burden towards the future generations and the need for additional repositories before several centuries. Thirdly, the recycling of the whole minor actinides inventory could be an interesting option for the far-future for strongly decreasing the waste long-term toxicity, down to a few centuries. It would bring the waste issue back within the human history, which should promote its acceptance by the social opinion.

  3. Coccinelle 1D: A one-dimensional neutron kinetic code using time-step size control

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    Engrand, P.R.; Effantin, M.E.; Gherchanoc, J. [Electricite de France, Clamart (France); Larive, B. [Electricite de France, Villeurbanne (France)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    COCCINELLE 1D is a one-dimensional neutron kinetic code that has been adapted from Electricite de France (EDF)`s core design code : COCCINELLE. The aim of this work is to integrate a code, derived from COCCINELLE and therefore taking advantage of most of its developments, into EDF`s Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) simulation tools. The neutronic model of COCCINELLE ID has been optimized so that the code executes as rapidly as possible. In particular, a fast and stable kinetic method has been implemented: the Generalized Runge-Kutta (GRK) method together with its associated time-step size control. Moreover, efforts have been made to structure the code such that it could be easily integrated into any PWR simulation tool. Results show that the code executes at a rate faster than real-time on several test cases, and that, once integrated in a PWR simulation tool, the system is in good agreement with an experimental transient, that is a 3-hour load follow transient.

  4. [One-step PCR sequencing]. Final report, July 1, 1994--August 31, 1997

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    Shaw, B.R.

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The author explored the use of a novel class of boronated nucleic acids, the boranophosphates, as an alternative, but complementary method to dideoxysequencing. Boranophosphates can be used to directly amplify and sequence single- or double-stranded DNA. Fragments are derived not from truncations during polymerase synthesis, but from insertion and digestion back to a boronated marker or delimiter that was incorporated during exponential amplification. The method, which the author calls Boronated One-Step PCR Sequencing, is unique in that it employs a new class of {alpha}-P-boronated 2{prime}-deoxynucleoside 5{prime}-triphosphates first synthesized in the laboratory. These boronated triphosphates exhibit useful properties: (a) they are heat stable, (b) they can be base-specifically incorporated into DNA during the polymerase chain reaction, and (c) once incorporated, the boranophosphate nucleotide (marker) blocks the action of exonuclease. Thus, the positions of the stably-incorporated boronated markers can be revealed by a simple exonuclease digestion, producing a series of fragments--each of which is terminated base-specifically at the boronated markers--and thereby defining the sequence of the PCR product.

  5. Closed loop adaptive control of spectrum-producing step using neural networks

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    Fu, Chi Yung (San Francisco, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Localization, delocalization, and topological phase transitions in the one-dimensional split-step quantum walk

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    Tibor Rakovszky; Janos K. Asboth

    2015-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum walks are promising for information processing tasks because on regular graphs they spread quadratically faster than random walks. Static disorder, however, can turn the tables: unlike random walks, quantum walks can suffer Anderson localization, whereby the spread of the walker stays within a finite region even in the infinite time limit. It is therefore important to understand when we can expect a quantum walk to be Anderson localized and when we can expect it to spread to infinity even in the presence of disorder. In this work we analyze the response of a generic one-dimensional quantum walk -- the split-step walk -- to different forms of static disorder. We find that introducing static, symmetry-preserving disorder in the parameters of the walk leads to Anderson localization. In the completely disordered limit, however, a delocalization sets in, and the walk spreads subdiffusively. Using an efficient numerical algorithm, we calculate the bulk topological invariants of the disordered walk, and interpret the disorder-induced Anderson localization and delocalization transitions using these invariants.

  7. Detachment, Futile Cycling and Nucleotide Pocket Collapse in Myosin-V Stepping

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    Neville J. Boon; Rebecca B. Hoyle

    2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Kron`s reduction method applied to the time stepping finite element analysis of induction machines

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    Degeneff, R.C.; Gutierrez, M.R.; Salon, S.J.; Burow, D.W. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Electric Power Engineering Dept.] [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Electric Power Engineering Dept.; Nevins, R.J. [Martin Marietta Corp., Schenectady, NY (United States)] [Martin Marietta Corp., Schenectady, NY (United States)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The behavior of large induction motors during transient as well as steady state running conditions is of significant interest to the power industry. A variety of analytical predictive tools are employed to aid the design and predict their operation under transient and steady state conditions. One of the most powerful method for investigating the transient behavior of induction machines is a coupled time stepping finite element analysis which can combine electromagnetic fields, circuits and mechanical systems. Due to the complexity of the finite element induction machine model and the resulting large number of describing equations, the computation time required for such programs to solve practical problems becomes a major limitation. This becomes even more of a concern when different design options or operating scenarios are evaluated. This paper presents a strategy to reduce the required running time in order to make a parametric study of induction machines such as the assessment of different design options feasible. This is accomplished by reducing the number of finite element equations that must be solved while maintaining the same level of accuracy of solutions. This method is based on Kron`s network reduction work for linear systems and has successfully been applied to large lumped parameter model of transformers. This paper illustrates the reduction method by comparing the flux density in the air gap for a complete FEM model of an induction machine to that of the reduced model. The results are essentially identical with a reduction in computational time of approximately 71%.

  9. Lifetime Prediction for Degradation of Solar Mirrors using Step-Stress Accelerated Testing (Presentation)

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

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research is to illustrate the use of statistical inference techniques in order to quantify the uncertainty surrounding reliability estimates in a step-stress accelerated degradation testing (SSADT) scenario. SSADT can be used when a researcher is faced with a resource-constrained environment, e.g., limits on chamber time or on the number of units to test. We apply the SSADT methodology to a degradation experiment involving concentrated solar power (CSP) mirrors and compare the results to a more traditional multiple accelerated testing paradigm. Specifically, our work includes: (1) designing a durability testing plan for solar mirrors (3M's new improved silvered acrylic "Solar Reflector Film (SFM) 1100") through the ultra-accelerated weathering system (UAWS), (2) defining degradation paths of optical performance based on the SSADT model which is accelerated by high UV-radiant exposure, and (3) developing service lifetime prediction models for solar mirrors using advanced statistical inference. We use the method of least squares to estimate the model parameters and this serves as the basis for the statistical inference in SSADT. Several quantities of interest can be estimated from this procedure, e.g., mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) and warranty time. The methods allow for the estimation of quantities that may be of interest to the domain scientists.

  10. 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)

    2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Obtaining Disaster Assistance (Spanish) 

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    Cavanagh, Joyce

    2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    trav?s de la Agencia Federal de Administraci?n de Emergencias (FEMA). El dinero y los servicios se brindan a trav?s del Programa de Viviendas e Individuos (IHP). Se otorgan pr?stamos con baja tasa de inter?s a trav?s de la Administraci?n de Peque... que buscan trabajo podr?n visitar los centros de Trabajo de Texas para ver los anuncios de empleos, enterarse de programas de capacitaci?n, conseguir ayuda para preparar un curr?culo y acceder a otros servicios. Para localizar el Centro de Trabajo...

  12. NREL: Publications - Obtain Publications

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    sheets, technical reports, and more-from the following sources: NREL Publications Database Search for publications and bibliographic citations using our database. Many...

  13. Obtaining Disaster Assistance (Spanish)

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    Cavanagh, Joyce

    2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    n?mero haya sido asignado, servir? para identificarlo a usted y su reclamo ante FEMA. Este n?mero constar? en toda correspondencia oficial relacionada con su reclamo. Cada representante e inspector oficial de FEMA contar? con este n?mero antes... de comunicarse con usted. En caso de que alguien que diga ser oficial de FEMA le solicite este n?mero, no se lo d?. Dado que los representantes oficiales de FEMA ya tienen este n?mero, debe solicitarles la identificaci?n. Se le enviar? una copia...

  14. GLOBAL MONITORING OF URANIUM HEXIFLORIDE CYLINDERS NEXT STEPS IN DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACTION PLAN

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    Hanks, D.

    2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Laser Doppler vibrometry for assessment of arteriosclerosis: A first step towards validation

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    Campo, Adriaan; Dirckx, Joris [University of Antwerp, Laboratory of Biomedical Physics, Groenenborgerlaan 171 2020 Antwerp (Belgium)

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been shown that in cardiovascular risk management, stiffness of large arteries has a very good predictive value for cardiovascular disease and mortality. This parameter can be estimated from the pulse wave velocity (PWV) measured between the common carotid artery (CCA) in the neck and femoral artery (FA) in the groin. However PWV can also be measured locally in the CCA, using non-invasive methods such as ultrasound (US) or laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV). Potential of the latter approach was already explored in previous research, and in this work a first step towards clinical validation is made. 50 hypertension II/III patients aged between 30 and 65 participate in the study. Patients were asked to remain sober for 4 hours prior to the measurements. The trajectory of the CCA in the neck was determined by a trained clinician guided by an US probe. 3 laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) systems were aimed along the CCA. PWV was then calculated from the distance between beams and the time-shift between waveforms. Immediately after LDV measurements, PWV was measured with US. Additionally, carotid-femoral PWV was measured. As a validation, PWV results of the different techniques were compared with each other, and with medical background of the test subjects. Since data acquisition is still ongoing, data from only 20 patients will be discussed. No trends between measurement methods for PWV are apparent. However, a positive trend was detected between PWV as measured with LDV and blood pressure. More data, including additional experiments will be needed to verify this observation.

  16. 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

  17. The Effect of Debris on Collector Optics, its Mitigation and Repair: Next-Step a Gaseous Sn EUV DPP Source

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    Spila, Timothy P.

    The Effect of Debris on Collector Optics, its Mitigation and Repair: Next-Step a Gaseous Sn EUV DPP to advanced fuel plasma EUV sources is collector lifetime. The Illinois Debris-mitigation EUV Applications based on this work. Keywords: EUV source, debris, optics, collector lifetime, mitigation, plasma

  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

    2010-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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

  20. JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 16, NO. 12, DECEMBER 1998 2451 Power Loss Analysis at a Step Discontinuity

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    Krchnavek, Robert R.

    JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 16, NO. 12, DECEMBER 1998 2451 Power Loss Analysis at a Step neglecting the evanescent radiation modes. The amount of power loss depends primarily on the number of modes. Index Terms--Multimode waveguides, optical waveguides, opti- cal waveguide theory, power loss, radiation

  1. First Steps: Initial Planning Details Client point of contact schedules a meeting with the event planner (if applicable).

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    2013 1 First Steps: Initial Planning Details · Client point of contact schedules a meeting closely with the division in developing a detailed budget of estimated costs. For larger conferences. § Provide project ID. Make sure funds are in place before charges are made against the PID#. § Determine

  2. c Copyright by Bardia Sadri, 2004 ON THE NUMBER OF STEPS OF LLOYD'S K-MEANS METHOD

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    Toronto, University of

    c Copyright by Bardia Sadri, 2004 #12;ON THE NUMBER OF STEPS OF LLOYD'S K-MEANS METHOD BY BARDIA and lower bounds on the number of iterations performed by Lloyd's method for k-means clustering. The upper. The presented lower bound shows that in the worst case the k-means heuristic needs to perform (n) iterations

  3. One-Step Synthesis of FePt Nanoparticles with Tunable Size Min Chen,, J. P. Liu, and Shouheng Sun*,

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    Liu, J. Ping

    One-Step Synthesis of FePt Nanoparticles with Tunable Size Min Chen,, J. P. Liu, and Shouheng SunPt is coated over the seeds. Although size distribution of the particles prepared from all these methods can of the stabilizers and metal precursors, heating rate, heating temperature, and heating duration. Further, core

  4. 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

    the genomes of the subsurface Heavy Oil and Tar Sands (HOTS) reservoirs; the oil sand mine tailings ponds1 Uncovering the Microbial Diversity of the Alberta Oil Sands through Metagenomics: A Stepping Stone for Enhanced Oil Recovery and Environmental Solutions Writing Team: Julia Foght1 , Robert Holt2

  5. Using remotely sensed solar radiation data for reference1 evapotranspiration estimation at a daily time step2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Using remotely sensed solar radiation data for reference1 evapotranspiration estimation: +33 5 57 35 07 59. Email: k-van-leeuwen@enitab.fr13 14 15 Abstract16 Solar radiation is an important database, which displays spatialized19 solar radiation data at a daily time step for Europe and Africa

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

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

  7. Analysis of the rate-limiting step of an anaerobic biotrickling filter removing Sudeep C. Popat a

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    of attainable performance are not known. For example, reports on H2S removal in biological reactors show a vast of H2S in biotrickling filters. This paved the way for the development of high performance biotricklingAnalysis of the rate-limiting step of an anaerobic biotrickling filter removing TCE vapors Sudeep C

  8. In situ TEM observation of two-step martensitic transformation in aged NiTi shape memory alloy

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    Crone, Wendy C.

    In situ TEM observation of two-step martensitic transformation in aged NiTi shape memory alloy L transformation; Ageing; TEM; DSC 1. Introduction Shape memory effect, first discovered in binary alloys of Cu [2]. In addition to the shape memory effect giving the material the ability to return

  9. 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

  10. First steps of processing VLBI data of space probes with VieVS L. Plank, J. Bohm, H. Schuh

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    Schuh, Harald

    to process VLBI data received from transmitters within the solar system, e.g. space probes. Up to now, NASA, JAXA): several new space missions us- ing various methods of VLBI for tracking assistance haveFirst steps of processing VLBI data of space probes with VieVS L. Plank, J. B¨ohm, H. Schuh

  11. Kinetically Relevant Steps and H2/D2 Isotope Effects in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Fe and Co Catalysts

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    Iglesia, Enrique

    Kinetically Relevant Steps and H2/D2 Isotope Effects in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Fe and CoVed: August 4, 2010; ReVised Manuscript ReceiVed: October 3, 2010 H2/D2 isotope effects on Fischer-Tropsch by theory and experiment for the specific case of CO hydrogenation. 1. Introduction Fischer-Tropsch

  12. 1. RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS 1.1 Analysis of Step Rate Injection Tests in the O'Daniel Pilot Area

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    Schechter, David S.

    - 1- 1. RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS 1.1 Analysis of Step Rate Injection Tests in the O the reservoir rock. This pressure is referred as to formation parting pressure. Determination of formation demonstrates stress-sensitive behavior, one of the phenomena that influences the performance of waterflooding

  13. Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov Three Step Program toward the Reactor

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    Google:[Leonid Zakharov] http://w3.pppl.gov/~zakharov Three Step Program toward the Reactor, Princeton NJ 08543-0451 ASIPP Seminar, ASIPP July 14, 2008, Hefei, Ahnui, China 1 This work is supported 8 Summary 28 Leonid E. Zakharov, ASIPP Seminar, July 14, 2008, ASIPP Hefei, Anhui Province, China

  14. Abstract-During the design of permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM), the first step that engineers have to do,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Abstract-During the design of permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM), the first step. Fractional- slots (FS)-PMSM offers several advantages and have been focused by a lot of researches. However to their numerous advantages, PMSM have found wide attention in the research and industrial areas. For instance

  15. Method and apparatus for obtaining stack traceback data for multiple computing nodes of a massively parallel computer system

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    Gooding, Thomas Michael (Rochester, MN); McCarthy, Patrick Joseph (Rochester, MN)

    2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A data collector for a massively parallel computer system obtains call-return stack traceback data for multiple nodes by retrieving partial call-return stack traceback data from each node, grouping the nodes in subsets according to the partial traceback data, and obtaining further call-return stack traceback data from a representative node or nodes of each subset. Preferably, the partial data is a respective instruction address from each node, nodes having identical instruction address being grouped together in the same subset. Preferably, a single node of each subset is chosen and full stack traceback data is retrieved from the call-return stack within the chosen node.

  16. 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

    1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Substrate step-edge YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 rf SQUIDs

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    Daly, K.P.; Dozier, W.D.; Burch, J.F.; Coons, S.B.; Hu, R.; Platt, C.E.; Simon, R.W. (TRW Space Technology Group, One Space Park, Redondo Beach, California 90278 (US))

    1991-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We have developed a technique which permits high-yield fabrication of microbridges and low noise YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) in epitaxial thin films. These SQUIDs operate over a wide temperature range extending from 4 K to close to the superconducting transition temperature. Measurements of an rf SQUID operating at 77 K give a peak-to-peak flux sensitivity of 36 {mu}V/{Phi}{sub 0} and a flux noise at 10 Hz of 1.5{times} 10{sup {minus}4} {Phi}{sub 0}/{radical}Hz. Device yields over 80% have been obtained.

  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. 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

  20. Anal. Chem. 1981, 53, 1241-1244 1241 Comparison of Mass Spectra Obtained with Low-Energy Ion

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    Chait, Brian T.

    and High-Energy Californium-252 Fission Fragment Bombardment Werner Ens and K. G. Standing Physics mass spectrometry (1,2)and low-energy ion bombardment mass spectrometry (3-5). In these techniquesAnal. Chem. 1981, 53, 1241-1244 1241 Comparison of Mass Spectra Obtained with Low-Energy Ion

  1. Characterization of Gas Metal Arc Welding welds obtained with new high Cr-Mo ferritic stainless steel filler wires

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Characterization of Gas Metal Arc Welding welds obtained with new high Cr-Mo ferritic stainless Several compositions of metal cored filler wire were manufactured to define the best welding conditions for homogeneous welding, by Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process, of a modified AISI 444 ferritic stainless steel

  2. Structural and magnetic properties of NiZn and Zn ferrite thin films obtained by laser ablation deposition

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    McHenry, Michael E.

    Structural and magnetic properties of NiZn and Zn ferrite thin films obtained by laser ablation ferrite structures. Our investigations were performed on NiZn and Zn ferrite films deposited on silicon of the blocking temperature in both NiZn and Zn ferrite systems. © 2005 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10

  3. 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

  4. Jessica Currier Homeless Program I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Social Work at the College at Brockport. I minored

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    McConnell, Terry

    , employment opportunities, and assess for emergent needs. Substance abuse treatment groups are also offered. #12;David Minney ­ Patient Aligned Care Team I obtained my undergraduate degree at Syracuse University for treatment. There are also opportunities for the student to provide Brief Family Therapy. #12;Naomi Mc

  5. Measurements of fluxes of water vapour, CO2 and pCO2 are obtained from a coastal site in

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    Measurements of fluxes of water vapour, CO2 and pCO2 are obtained from a coastal site in Sweden study national reports UK The first eleven SOLAS projects supported by the Natural Environment Research the atmosphere, including biological interactions affecting DMS production and the role of upwelling in trace gas

  6. Phytologia (Oct. 1, 2014) 96(4)252 Comparison of volatile leaf terpenoids from Lippia dulcis (Verbenaceae) obtained by steam

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    Adams, Robert P.

    (Verbenaceae) obtained by steam distillation and pentane liquid extraction Robert P. Adams Biology Department, Prairie View, TX 77446 ABSTRACT Comparison of pentane extraction and steam distillation of intact leaves to be due to the different effects of pentane solvent on intact leaves (vs. steam volatilization

  7. 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

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Staircase and saw-tooth field emission steps from nanopatterned n-type GaSb surfaces

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    Kildemo, M.; Levinsen, Y. Inntjore; Le Roy, S.; Soenderga ring rd, E. [Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO-7491 Trondlieim (Norway); Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO-7491 Trondlieim, Norway and AB CERN, CH- 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Laboratoire Surface du Verre et Interfaces, UMR 125 Unite Mixte de Recherche CNRS/Saint-Gobain Laboratoire, 39 Quai Lucien Lefranc, F-93303 Aubervilliers Cedex (France)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    High resolution field emission experiments from nanopatterned GaSb surfaces consisting of densely packed nanocones prepared by low ion-beam-energy sputtering are presented. Both uncovered and metal-covered nanopatterned surfaces were studied. Surprisingly, the field emission takes place by regular steps in the field emitted current. Depending on the field, the steps are either regular, flat, plateaus, or saw-tooth shaped. To the author's knowledge, this is the first time that such results have been reported. Each discrete jump in the field emission may be understood in terms of resonant tunneling through an extended surface space charge region in an n-type, high aspect ratio, single GaSb nanocone. The staircase shape may be understood from the spatial distribution of the aspect ratio of the cones.

  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

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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.

    2012-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Absolute orientation-dependent TiN(001) step energies from two-dimensional equilibrium island shape and

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    Khare, Sanjay V.

    -independent scale factor k, the equilibrium chemical potential of the island per unit TiN mo- lecular area. We; Adatoms B1 NaCl-structure TiN is widely used for de- positing hard wear-resistant coatings on cutting. A related property, the step-edge stiffness, ~bbðuÞ bðuÞ þ d2 bðuÞ=du2 , is proportional to the island

  14. Developments for a Swept Wing Airfoil to Study the Effects of Step and Gap Excrescences on Boundary Layer Transition 

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    Hedderman, Simon Peter

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    crossflow pattern with 50mm lens ................... 45 Figure 31 - Perspective & plan views of the KSWT ........................................................ 47 Figure 32 - KSWT fan in situ..., these tests would not be an accurate representation of swept-wing step excrescence effects, as the airfoil itself was not swept, and not subject to as large a degree of crossflow instability. Figure 4 - X-21 & T-34C testing critical Reynolds numbers...

  15. Steps being taken to resolve questions on natural gas use for power generation in the New England region

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    Gulick, C. [Boston Gas Company, Boston, MA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Steps being taken to resolve questions on natural gas use for power generation in the New England Region are outlined. The following topics are discussed: bridging the gap, gas/electric discussion group, energy consumption by fuel, NEPOOL energy mix forecast, the players and their needs, pipelines serving New England, evaluation of pipeline reliability, industry survey, summary of survey conclusions, communications, operational differences, recommended red alert information sequence, handling a crisis, and major accomplishments to date.

  16. Patient-specific quantification of respiratory motion-induced dose uncertainty for step-and-shoot IMRT of lung cancer

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    Li, Heng; Park, Peter; Liu, Wei; Matney, Jason; Balter, Peter; Zhang, Xiaodong; Li, Xiaoqiang; Zhu, X. Ronald [Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Liao, Zhongxing [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Li, Yupeng [Applied Research, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)] [Applied Research, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The objective of this study was to quantify respiratory motion-induced dose uncertainty at the planning stage for step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using an analytical technique.Methods: Ten patients with stage II/III lung cancer who had undergone a planning four-dimensional (4D) computed tomographic scan and step-and-shoot IMRT planning were selected with a mix of motion and tumor size for this retrospective study. A step-and-shoot IMRT plan was generated for each patient. The maximum and minimum doses with respiratory motion were calculated for each plan, and the mean deviation from the 4D dose was calculated, taking delivery time, fractionation, and patient breathing cycle into consideration.Results: For all patients evaluated in this study, the mean deviation from the 4D dose in the planning target volume (PTV) was <2.5%, with a standard deviation <1.2%, and maximum point dose variation from the 4D dose was <6.2% in the PTV assuming delivery dose rate of 200 MU/min and patient breathing cycle of 8 s. The motion-induced dose uncertainty is a function of motion, fractionation, MU (plan modulation), dose rate, and patient breathing cycle.Conclusions: Respiratory motion-induced dose uncertainty varies from patient to patient. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the dose uncertainty on a patient-specific basis, which could be useful for plan evaluation and treatment strategy determination for selected patients.

  17. 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)

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. 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

  19. Steppool formation models and associated step spacing 1611 Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 32, 16111627 (2007)

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    Curran, Joanna C.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from antidunes, particle clusters, transverse ribs or depositional berms, or from a hydraulic regime flume experiments where flows elucidated the step­pool bedform in the channel profile but did not create; Accepted 10 October 2006 Introduction The step­pool bedform, a common feature in steep, narrow channels

  20. Domain formation due to surface steps in topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films grown on Si (111) by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Borisova, S.; Kampmeier, J.; Mussler, G.; Grützmacher, D. [Peter Grünberg Institute-9, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich 52425 (Germany) [Peter Grünberg Institute-9, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich 52425 (Germany); Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, Fundamentals of Future Information Technologies, Jülich 52425 (Germany); Luysberg, M. [Peter Grünberg Institute-5 and Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich 52425 (Germany)] [Peter Grünberg Institute-5 and Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich 52425 (Germany)

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The atomic structure of topological insulators Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films on Si (111) substrates grown in van der Waals mode by molecular beam epitaxy has been investigated by in situ scanning tunneling microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy. Besides single and multiple quintuple layer (QL) steps, which are typical for the step-flow mode of growth, a number of 0.4 QL steps is observed. We determine that these steps originate from single steps at the substrate surface causing domain boundaries in the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} film. Due to the peculiar structure of these domain boundaries the domains are stable and penetrate throughout the entire film.