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Intermediate rank and property RD.  

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We introduce concepts of intermediate rank for countable groups that "interpolate" between consecutive values of the classical (integer-valued) rank. Various classes of groups are proved to have intermediate rank behaviors. We are especially interested in interpolation between rank 1 and rank 2. For instance, we construct groups "of rank 7/4". Our setting is essentially that of non positively curved spaces, where concepts of intermediate rank include polynomial rank, local rank, and mesoscopic rank. The resulting framework has interesting connections to operator algebras. We prove property RD in many cases where intermediate rank occurs. This gives a new family of groups satisfying the Baum-Connes conjecture. We prove that the reduced $C^*$-algebras of groups of rank 7/4 have stable rank 1.

Sylvain Barré; Mikael Pichot

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Photosynthesis: Why Does It Occur?  

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Photosynthesis: Why Does It Occur? ... The text explains why photosynthesis is the opposite of respiration only at the reversible boundary between them. ... Contrary to popular belief, photosynthesis is exothermic at all times. ...

J. J. MacDonald

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)  

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This paper discusses the broad problems presented by Naturally Occuring Radioactive Materials (NORM). Technologically Enhanced naturally occuring radioactive material includes any radionuclides whose physical, chemical, radiological properties or radionuclide concentration have been altered from their natural state. With regard to NORM in particular, radioactive contamination is radioactive material in an undesired location. This is a concern in a range of industries: petroleum; uranium mining; phosphorus and phosphates; fertilizers; fossil fuels; forestry products; water treatment; metal mining and processing; geothermal energy. The author discusses in more detail the problem in the petroleum industry, including the isotopes of concern, the hazards they present, the contamination which they cause, ways to dispose of contaminated materials, and regulatory issues. He points out there are three key programs to reduce legal exposure and problems due to these contaminants: waste minimization; NORM assesment (surveys); NORM compliance (training).

Gray, P. [ed.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate Scattering Function in Slow Neutron Scattering  

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The conditions under which the so-called intermediate scattering function occurring in the theory of slow neutron scattering and in the theory of the Mössbauer effect can be written in the form exp[-?2?(t)] have been explicitly stated; the intermediate scattering function is then factorizable into two parts; the part referred to in the paper as the displacement part gives on Fourier transformation a real space-time function which, quite unambiguously, has the meaning usually attributed to the Van Hove Gs(x, t) function; the other part arises out of the nucleus recoiling against the neutron. It is shown that for systems in thermal equilibrium, the recoil part can be expressed in terms of the displacement part. This relation enables one to take care of the recoil part in case a classical approximation is made for the dynamics of the scattering system.

A. Rahman

1963-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends  

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Intermediate Ethanol Intermediate Ethanol Blends to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Fuel Effects on Combustion Lubricants Natural Gas Research Biofuels End-Use Research

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Intermediate Energy Infobook Activities (29 Activities)  

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

Information about Intermediate Energy Infobook, 29 student activities on energy basics for grades 5-8.

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Classical model of intermediate statistics  

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In this work we present a classical kinetic model of intermediate statistics. In the case of Brownian particles we show that the Fermi-Dirac (FD) and Bose-Einstein (BE) distributions can be obtained, just as the Maxwell-Boltzmann (MB) distribution, as steady states of a classical kinetic equation that intrinsically takes into account an exclusion-inclusion principle. In our model the intermediate statistics are obtained as steady states of a system of coupled nonlinear kinetic equations, where the coupling constants are the transmutational potentials ????. We show that, besides the FD-BE intermediate statistics extensively studied from the quantum point of view, we can also study the MB-FD and MB-BE ones. Moreover, our model allows us to treat the three-state mixing FD-MB-BE intermediate statistics. For boson and fermion mixing in a D-dimensional space, we obtain a family of FD-BE intermediate statistics by varying the transmutational potential ?BF. This family contains, as a particular case, when ?BF=0, the quantum statistics recently proposed by L. Wu, Z. Wu, and J. Sun [Phys. Lett. A 170, 280 (1992)]. When we consider the two-dimensional FD-BE statistics, we derive an analytic expression of the fraction of fermions. When the temperature T??, the system is composed by an equal number of bosons and fermions, regardless of the value of ?BF. On the contrary, when T?0, ?BF becomes important and, according to its value, the system can be completely bosonic or fermionic, or composed both by bosons and fermions.

G. Kaniadakis

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of protein folding intermediates  

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The three-dimensional structure of a protein is encoded in its linear sequence of amino acids. Studies of protein folding are aimed at understanding the nature of this code which translates one-dimensional information to three-dimensions. It is now well-established that protein folding intermediates exist and can be populated significantly under some conditions. A method to characterize kinetic folding intermediates is described. The method takes advantage of the decrease in exchange rates between amide protons (i.e., peptide backbone NH) and solvent water protons, when the amide proton is involved in structure. The feasibility of using amide proton exchange to pulse-label proteins during folding has been demonstrated using (/sup 3/H)-H/sub 2/O. The results with ribonuclease A (RNase A) support a framework model for folding, in which the secondary structure of a protein is formed before tertiary structure changes are complete. Extension of these studies using NMR should permit characterization of early secondary structure folding frameworks.

Kim, P.S.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protein Vivisection Reveals Elusive Intermediates in Folding  

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Although most folding intermediates escape detection, their characterization is crucial to the elucidation of folding mechanisms. Here, we outline a powerful strategy to populate partially unfolded intermediates: A buried aliphatic residue is substituted with a charged residue (e.g., Leu {yields} Glu{sup -}) to destabilize and unfold a specific region of the protein. We applied this strategy to ubiquitin, reversibly trapping a folding intermediate in which the {beta}5-strand is unfolded. The intermediate refolds to a native-like structure upon charge neutralization under mildly acidic conditions. Characterization of the trapped intermediate using NMR and hydrogen exchange methods identifies a second folding intermediate and reveals the order and free energies of the two major folding events on the native side of the rate-limiting step. This general strategy may be combined with other methods and have broad applications in the study of protein folding and other reactions that require trapping of high-energy states.

Zheng, Zhongzhou; Sosnick, Tobin R. (UC)

2010-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Nipah virus entry can occur by macropinocytosis  

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Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic biosafety level 4 paramyxovirus that emerged recently in Asia with high mortality in man. NiV is a member, with Hendra virus (HeV), of the Henipavirus genus in the Paramyxoviridae family. Although NiV entry, like that of other paramyxoviruses, is believed to occur via pH-independent fusion with the host cell's plasma membrane we present evidence that entry can occur by an endocytic pathway. The NiV receptor ephrinB2 has receptor kinase activity and we find that ephrinB2's cytoplasmic domain is required for entry but is dispensable for post-entry viral spread. The mutation of a single tyrosine residue (Y304F) in ephrinB2's cytoplasmic tail abrogates NiV entry. Moreover, our results show that NiV entry is inhibited by constructions and drugs specific for the endocytic pathway of macropinocytosis. Our findings could potentially permit the rapid development of novel low-cost antiviral treatments not only for NiV but also HeV.

Pernet, Olivier; Pohl, Christine; Ainouze, Michelle; Kweder, Hasan [Molecular Basis of Paramyxovirus Entry, INSERM U758 Virologie Humaine IFR 128 BioSciences Gerland-Lyon Sud, 21 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69365 Lyon Cedex 07 (France); Buckland, Robin, E-mail: robin.buckland@inserm.f [Molecular Basis of Paramyxovirus Entry, INSERM U758 Virologie Humaine IFR 128 BioSciences Gerland-Lyon Sud, 21 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69365 Lyon Cedex 07 (France)

2009-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure swing adsorption with intermediate product recovery  

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A pressure swing adsorption process is used to achieve intermediate product recovery by the introduction of a gas displacement step before, simultaneous with or subsequent to pressure equalization between beds of a multi-bed adsorption system. A cocurrent depressurization step is then employed to achieve intermediate product recovery. A portion of said intermediate product or of the more readily adsorbable component recovered from a bed advantageously being employed to provide displacement gas for another bed in the adsorption system.

Fuderer, A.

1985-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate Waters of the Pacific Ocean.  

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BOOK REVIEWS. 313. REID, J. L., JR. 1965. Intermediate. Waters of the Pacific Ocean. Johns Hopkins Oceano- graphic. Studies,. No. 2. Johns Hopkins. Press ...

1999-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments in intermediate energy physics  

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Research in experimental nuclear physics was done from 1979 to 2002 primarily at intermediate energy facilities that provide pion, proton, and kaon beams. Particularly successful has been the work at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) on unraveling the neutron and proton contributions to nuclear ground state and transition densities. This work was done on a wide variety of nuclei and with great detail on the carbon, oxygen, and helium isotopes. Some of the investigations involved the use of polarized targets which allowed the extraction of information on the spin-dependent part of the triangle-nucleon interaction. At the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) we studied proton-induced charge exchange reactions with results of importance to astrophysics and the nuclear few-body problem. During the first few years, the analysis of heavy-ion nucleus scattering data that had been taken prior to 1979 was completed. During the last few years we created hypernuclei by use of a kaon beam at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and an electron beam at Jefferson Laboratory (JLab). The data taken at BNL for a study of the non-mesonic weak decay of the A particle in a nucleus are still under analysis by our collaborators. The work at JLab resulted in the best resolution hypernuclear spectra measured thus far with magnetic spectrometers.

Dehnhard, D.

2003-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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West Texas Intermediate Spot Average ............................  

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

Crude Oil (dollars per barrel) Crude Oil (dollars per barrel) West Texas Intermediate Spot Average ............................ 102.88 93.42 92.24 87.96 94.34 94.10 105.84 96.30 95.67 95.33 95.67 93.33 94.12 97.64 95.00 Brent Spot Average ........................................................... 118.49 108.42 109.61 110.09 112.49 102.58 110.27 108.29 106.33 105.00 103.00 102.00 111.65 108.41 104.08 Imported Average .............................................................. 108.14 101.18 97.18 97.64 98.71 97.39 103.07 100.03 99.64 99.33 99.69 97.35 101.09 99.85 99.04 Refiner Average Acquisition Cost ...................................... 107.61 101.44 97.38 97.27 101.14 99.45 105.24 100.44 100.15 99.82 100.18 97.83 100.83 101.61 99.50 Liquid Fuels (cents per gallon) Refiner Prices for Resale Gasoline .........................................................................

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Introduction to naturally occurring radioactive material  

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Naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) is everywhere; we are exposed to it every day. It is found in our bodies, the food we eat, the places where we live and work, and in products we use. We are also bathed in a sea of natural radiation coming from the sun and deep space. Living systems have adapted to these levels of radiation and radioactivity. But some industrial practices involving natural resources concentrate these radionuclides to a degree that they may pose risk to humans and the environment if they are not controlled. Other activities, such as flying at high altitudes, expose us to elevated levels of NORM. This session will concentrate on diffuse sources of technologically-enhanced (TE) NORM, which are generally large-volume, low-activity waste streams produced by industries such as mineral mining, ore benefication, production of phosphate Fertilizers, water treatment and purification, and oil and gas production. The majority of radionuclides in TENORM are found in the uranium and thorium decay chains. Radium and its subsequent decay products (radon) are the principal radionuclides used in characterizing the redistribution of TENORM in the environment by human activity. We will briefly review other radionuclides occurring in nature (potassium and rubidium) that contribute primarily to background doses. TENORM is found in many waste streams; for example, scrap metal, sludges, slags, fluids, and is being discovered in industries traditionally not thought of as affected by radionuclide contamination. Not only the forms and volumes, but the levels of radioactivity in TENORM vary. Current discussions about the validity of the linear no dose threshold theory are central to the TENORM issue. TENORM is not regulated by the Atomic Energy Act or other Federal regulations. Control and regulation of TENORM is not consistent from industry to industry nor from state to state. Proposed regulations are moving from concentration-based standards to dose-based standards. So when is TENORM a problem? Where is it a problem? That depends on when, where, and whom you talk to! We will start by reviewing background radioactivity, then we will proceed to the geology, mobility, and variability of these radionuclides. We will then review some of the industrial sectors affected by TENORM, followed by a brief discussion on regulatory aspects of the issue.

Egidi, P.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate Energy NN Phase Shifts. II  

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......Progress Letters Intermediate Energy NN Phase Shifts. II Norio...Takatoshi Watanabe Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering...1019-1024 Intermediate Energy pp Phase Shifts to 1000 MeV...Dakhno et al. Leningrad Nuclear Physics Institute report 692......

Norio Hoshizaki; Takatoshi Watanabe

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How low-energy fusion can occur  

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Fusion of two deuterons of room temperature energy is discussed. The nuclei are in vacuum with no connection to any external source (electric or magnetic field, illumination, surrounding matter, traps, etc.) which may accelerate them. The energy of two nuclei is conserved and remains small during the motion through the Coulomb barrier. The penetration through this barrier, which is the main obstacle for low-energy fusion, strongly depends on a form of the incident flux on the Coulomb center at large distances from it. In contrast to the usual scattering, the incident wave is not a single plane wave but the certain superposition of plane waves of the same energy and various directions, for example, a convergent conical wave. The wave function close to the Coulomb center is determined by a cusp caustic which is probed by de Broglie waves. The particle flux gets away from the cusp and moves to the Coulomb center providing a not small probability of fusion (cusp driven tunneling). Getting away from a caustic cusp also occurs in optics and acoustics.

B. Ivlev

2012-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Galaxy Groups at Intermediate Redshift  

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Galaxy groups likely to be virialized are identified within the CNOC2 intermediate redshift galaxy survey using an iterative method. The number-velocity dispersion relation is in agreement with the low-mass extrapolation of the cluster normalized Press-Schechter function. The two-point group-group correlation function has r_0=6.8+/- 0.3 Mpc, which is larger than the correlations of individual galaxies at the level predicted from n-body calibrated halo clustering. The groups are stacked in velocity and position to create a sample large enough for measurement of a density and velocity dispersion profile. The stacked mean galaxy density profile falls nearly as a power law with r^{-2.5} and has no well-defined core. The projected velocity dispersion is examined for a variety of samples with different methods and found to be either flat or slowly rising outwards. The combination of a steeper-than-isothermal density profile and the outward rising velocity dispersion implies that the mass-to-light ratio of groups rises with radius. The M/L can be kept nearly constant if the galaxy orbits are nearly circular, although such strong tangential anisotropy is not supported by other evidence. The segregation of mass and light is not dependent on galaxy luminosity but is far more prominent in the red galaxies than the blue. The M/L gradient could arise from orbital ``sloshing'' of the galaxies in the group halos, dynamical friction acting on the galaxies in a background of ``classical'' collisionless dark matter, or, more speculatively, the dark matter may have a true core.

R. G. Carlberg; H. K. C. Yee; S. L. Morris; H. Lin; P. B. Hall; D. R. Patton; M. Sawicki; C. W. Shepherd

2000-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Intermediate Balancing Authority | Open Energy Information  

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Intermediate Balancing Authority Intermediate Balancing Authority Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Intermediate Balancing Authority A Balancing Authority Area that has connecting facilities in the Scheduling Path between the Sending Balancing Authority Area and Receiving Balancing Authority Area and operating agreements that establish the conditions for the use of such facilities.[1] Related Terms Balancing Authority, Balancing Authority Area, Scheduling Path, Sending Balancing Authority, smart grid References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An inli LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ne Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Intermediate_Balancing_Authority&oldid=502634"

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Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames  

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Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames Print Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames Print For those studying flame chemistry and the properties of combustion intermediates by means of molecular beam mass spectrometry, the addition of tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) from a synchrotron to photoionize the beam for mass spectrometry makes for a powerful technique capable of differentiating between isomers with the same molecular weight and composition. With the help of a unique experimental apparatus, an international team of American, Chinese, and German researchers has exploited this selectivity to identify chemical compounds known as enols as apparently ubiquitous intermediates in flames burning a variety of fuels. This surprising observation will require combustion modelers to revise their models to account for the presence of these compounds.

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Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames  

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Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames Print Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames Print For those studying flame chemistry and the properties of combustion intermediates by means of molecular beam mass spectrometry, the addition of tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) from a synchrotron to photoionize the beam for mass spectrometry makes for a powerful technique capable of differentiating between isomers with the same molecular weight and composition. With the help of a unique experimental apparatus, an international team of American, Chinese, and German researchers has exploited this selectivity to identify chemical compounds known as enols as apparently ubiquitous intermediates in flames burning a variety of fuels. This surprising observation will require combustion modelers to revise their models to account for the presence of these compounds.

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Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames  

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Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames Print Enol Intermediates Unexpectedly Found in Flames Print For those studying flame chemistry and the properties of combustion intermediates by means of molecular beam mass spectrometry, the addition of tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) from a synchrotron to photoionize the beam for mass spectrometry makes for a powerful technique capable of differentiating between isomers with the same molecular weight and composition. With the help of a unique experimental apparatus, an international team of American, Chinese, and German researchers has exploited this selectivity to identify chemical compounds known as enols as apparently ubiquitous intermediates in flames burning a variety of fuels. This surprising observation will require combustion modelers to revise their models to account for the presence of these compounds.

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Intermediate Ethanol Blends: Plans and Status  

Energy Savers [EERE]

* 60,000 E85 stations vs 1,200 today. Background * DOE intermediate ethanol blend test plan development began March 2007 - DOE funding: 14.6M (2007 & 2008) - Organizational...

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Data requirements for intermediate energy nuclear applications  

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Several applications that include spallation neutron sources, space radiation effects, biomedical isotope production, accelerator shielding and radiation therapy make use of intermediate energy nuclear data extending to several GeV. The overlapping data needs of these applications are discussed in terms of what projectiles, targets and reactions are of interest. Included is a discussion of what is generally known about these data and what is needed to facilitate their use in intermediate energy applications. 40 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Pearlstein, S.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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proteinsSTRUCTURE O FUNCTION O BIOINFORMATICS Unstructured intermediate states in single  

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disordered states observed in many proteins? Is it possible to extract useful information about the structureproteinsSTRUCTURE O FUNCTION O BIOINFORMATICS Unstructured intermediate states in single protein processes occurring at a molec- ular level inside the cell.4 For instance, the folding of proteins5­8 can

Ritort, Felix

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EffectsIntermediateEthanolBlends.pdf | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

ctsIntermediateEthanolBlends.pdf More Documents & Publications Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 Updated Feb 2009...

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Intermediate Ethanol Blends: Plans and Status | Department of...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Intermediate Ethanol Blends: Plans and Status Intermediate Ethanol Blends: Plans and Status Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008...

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Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 Updated Feb 2009 Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and...

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Highly Mismatched Alloys for Intermediate Band Solar Cells  

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single-junction intermediate band solar cells. Figure 5:conversion efficiency for a solar cell fabricated from a Znfor Intermediate Band Solar Cells W. Walukiewicz 1 , K. M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistically downscaling from an Earth System Model of Intermediate  

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Statistically downscaling from an Earth System Model of Intermediate Complexity to reconstruct past Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs) have the advantage of allowing transient

Feigon, Brooke

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Isolation, Characterization of an Intermediate in an Oxygen Atom...  

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Characterization of an Intermediate in an Oxygen Atom-Transfer Reaction, and the Determination of the Bond Isolation, Characterization of an Intermediate in an Oxygen Atom-Transfer...

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SEAGA Intermediate Level Handbook | Open Energy Information  

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SEAGA Intermediate Level Handbook SEAGA Intermediate Level Handbook Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: SEAGA Intermediate Level Handbook Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Sector: Climate Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: www.fao.org/docrep/012/ak213e/ak213e00.pdf‎ Cost: Free Related Tools CDM Sustainable Development Tool Integrated Model to Access the Global Environment Object-Oriented Energy, Climate, and Technology Systems (ObjECTS) Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) handbook of concepts, tools and guidelines for mainstreaming gender into development planning and policy implementation. Approach SEAGA, for Socio-economic and Gender Analysis, is an approach to

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Intermediate-energy nuclear chemistry workshop  

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This report contains the proceedings of the LAMPF Intermediate-Energy Nuclear Chemistry Workshop held in Los Alamos, New Mexico, June 23-27, 1980. The first two days of the Workshop were devoted to invited review talks highlighting current experimental and theoretical research activities in intermediate-energy nuclear chemistry and physics. Working panels representing major topic areas carried out indepth appraisals of present research and formulated recommendations for future research directions. The major topic areas were Pion-Nucleus Reactions, Nucleon-Nucleus Reactions and Nuclei Far from Stability, Mesonic Atoms, Exotic Interactions, New Theoretical Approaches, and New Experimental Techniques and New Nuclear Chemistry Facilities.

Butler, G.W.; Giesler, G.C.; Liu, L.C.; Dropesky, B.J.; Knight, J.D.; Lucero, F.; Orth, C.J.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multifragmentation in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions  

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The GSL/LBL plastic ball/wall detector system was used to gain insight into the fragment production mechanism in Au + Au and Au + Fe reactions. Full azimuthal coverage for light particles (p,d,t,/sup 3/He,/sup 4/He) and intermediate mass fragments (z greater than 10) is achieved in the forward hemisphere in the center of mass system. The complete measurement of light particles allowed a global analysis of the events and a search for collective effects in fragment emission by comparing to flow effects seen in the light particles. The large acceptance for intermediate mass fragments allowed a measurements of their multiplicities event-by-event.

Jacak, B.V.; Britt, H.C.; Claesson, G.; Doss, K.G.R.; Ferguosn, R.; Gavron, A.I.; Gustafsson, H.A.; Gutbrod, H.; Harris, J.W.; Kampert, K.H.

1986-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Newtonian limit at intermediate energies  

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We study the metric solutions for the gravitational equations in Modified Gravity Models (MGMs). In models with negative powers of the scalar curvature, we show that the Newtonian Limit (NL) is well defined as a limit at intermediate energies, in contrast with the usual low energy interpretation. Indeed, we show that the gravitational interaction is modified at low densities or low curvatures.

J. A. R. Cembranos

2005-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Kinetic Measurements of a Criegee Intermediate  

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Direct Kinetic Measurements of a Criegee Intermediate Print Direct Kinetic Measurements of a Criegee Intermediate Print In the earth's troposphere, which blankets the planet surface where we live and breathe, dust particles, gas molecules, water vapor, and sunlight provide the ingredients for a multitude of chemical reactions that can generate effects ranging from clouds and smog to acid rain and climate change. In 1949, chemist Rudolf Criegee proposed a novel chemical pathway for one such reaction, known as ozonolysis: the destruction of alkenes (a type of hydrocarbon), via reaction with ozone, a key pollutant in the troposphere. Although there has been much indirect evidence supporting Criegee's mechanism, breakthrough research done at the ALS by chemists from Sandia National Laboratories, the University of Manchester, and Bristol University has for the first time directly measured reaction rates for so-called "Criegee intermediates," elusive molecules formed at intermediate stages of ozonolysis. The surprising results may have important implications for subjects ranging from advanced engine design to air quality and climate modeling.

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MATERIALS SYSTEM FOR INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL  

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AC complex impedance spectroscopy studies were conducted on symmetrical cells of the type [gas, electrode/LSGM electrolyte/electrode, gas]. The electrode materials were slurry-coated on both sides of the LSGM electrolyte support. The electrodes selected for this investigation are candidate materials for SOFC electrodes. Cathode materials include La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} (LSM), LSCF (La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}Co{sub y}Fe{sub 1-y}O{sub 3}), a two-phase particulate composite consisting of LSM + doped-lanthanum gallate (LSGM), and LSCF + LSGM. Pt metal electrodes were also used for the purpose of comparison. Anode material investigated was the Ni + GDC composite. The study revealed important details pertaining to the charge-transfer reactions that occur in such electrodes. The information obtained can be used to design electrodes for intermediate temperature SOFCs based on LSGM electrolyte.

Uday B. Pal; Srikanth Gopalan

2004-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Appendix II. Calculation of Slope Factors for Naturally Occurring Radionuclides  

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Appendix II. Calculation of Slope Factors for Naturally Occurring Radionuclides In developing calculates the slope factors for the naturally occurring radionuclides under consideration. The Radionuclide products with half-lives of less than 6 months). As explained below, naturally occurring radionuclides

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Is Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Overtreatment in Cervical Cancer Patients With Intermediate Risk Factors?  

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Purpose: To determine whether adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) improves the outcome of cervical cancer patients with intermediate risk factors. Methods and Materials: Between January 2000 and June 2006, the medical records of 735 patients who had undergone radical surgery for Stage IB-IIA cervical cancer were reviewed retrospectively. Of the 735 patients, 172 with two or more intermediate risk factors (i.e., lymphovascular space involvement, deep stromal invasion, and tumor size {>=}2 cm) were grouped as follows according to the adjuvant treatment received: 34 patients, no further treatment; 49 patients, RT; and 89 patients, CRT. The significance of the clinical parameters and recurrence-free survival of each group were analyzed. Results: Of the 172 patients with any of the intermediate risk factors, 137 (79.6%) had two or more intermediate risk factors. Of the 172 patients, 12 developed recurrences (6.4%)->(7.0%), with 6 in the pelvis and 6 in distant sites. All 12 recurrences occurred in those who had two or more intermediate risk factors (sensitivity, 100%); however, only six recurrences were detected in patients who met the Gynecologic Oncology Group criteria for the intermediate-risk group (sensitivity, 50%; Z test, p < .05). A statistically significant difference was found in the 3-year recurrence-free survival rate among the no further treatment, RT, and CRT groups (67.5%, 90.5%, and 97.5%, respectively; p < .05). The incidence of Grade 3-4 hematologic and gastrointestinal toxicities was not significantly different statistically between the RT and CRT groups (6.1% and 13.4%, respectively; p > .05). Conclusion: Postoperative adjuvant CRT can improve the outcome of cervical cancer patients with intermediate risk factors, with low increase in toxicity.

Ryu, Sang-Young, E-mail: ryu@kcch.re.k [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Sang-Il [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Nam, Byung-Ho [Center for Clinical Trials, National Cancer Center, Kyongi (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Chul-Koo [Department of Radiation Oncology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Kidong; Kim, Beob-Jong; Kim, Moon-Hong; Choi, Seok-Cheol; Lee, Eui-Don; Lee, Kyoung-Hee [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reverse osmosis desalination with osmotic polyelectrolyte intermediate  

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degree of, '8'~STER O"' SCIENCE '!ay ISS7 Nejo? Subje". t: IiI EQICAE ENO& NEERINC REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION WITH OSMOTIC POLYELECTROLYTE INTERMEDIATE A Thesis By THOMAS THEODORE McCONNELL Approved as to style and content by: airman o... , . . . . . . . . . . 91 Calculated Permeability Coefficients of Mem- branes Using Equation (42) Calculated Desalination Ratio from Equation (34) and Weight Per Cent Rejection from Equa- tion (45) for a 3. 5 Weight Per Cent Sodium Chloride Bulk Solution 92 94 Table...

McConnell, Thomas Theodore

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of SUSY with intermediate scale physics  

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The presence of fields at an intermediate scale between the Electroweak and the Grand Unification scale modifies the evolution of the gauge couplings and consequently the running of other parameters of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, such as gauginos and scalar masses. The net effect is a modification of the low energy spectrum which affects both the collider phenomenology and the dark matter relic density.

C. Biggio

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate wavelength magnetic anomalies over ocean basins  

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We have examined three very long magnetic field profiles taken over ocean basins for the presence of intermediate wavelength magnetic anomalies. One profile was from the Atlantic Ocean in the Transatlantic Geotraverse area, one ran along latitude 35/sup 0/S in the SE Pacific, and one ran along 150/sup 0/W in the Pacific. All three profiles show the presence of intermediate wavelength (65--1500 km) magnetic anomalies generated in the crust or upper mantle. The analysis of magnetic field power spectra shows that the core field becomes unimportant at about a wavelength of 1500 km. Sea floor spreading anomalies should produce a maximum in power at about a wavelength of 65 km. Between these two wavelengths there should be a minimum in power which is not seen on observed records. Inverting the anomalous field to obtain some idea of the magnetization necessary to explain these intermediate wavelength magnetic anomalies shows that values of magnetization in excess of 1 A m/sup -1/ are needed if the magnetized layer is as thick as the ocean crust. Alternatively, rather large thicknesses of upper mantle material with lower intensities of magnetization need to be used. The reason why such magnetization variations exist is not known. It can be shown that upward continuation of the magnetic anomaly signature to an altitude of 350 km (about the perihelion altitude of MAGSAT) will produce anomalies up to 10 nT in amplitude. These should be capable of being seen by MAGSAT, and thus allow us to determine the spatial arrangement of the intermediate wavelength anomalies and hence, hopefully, a clue as to their origin.

Harrison, C.G.A.; Carle, H.M.

1981-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive Mineral Occurences in Nevada | Open Energy Information  

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Radioactive Mineral Occurences in Nevada Radioactive Mineral Occurences in Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Radioactive Mineral Occurences in Nevada Abstract Abstract unavailable. Author Larry J. Garside Organization Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Published Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1973 Report Number Open File Report 94-2 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Radioactive Mineral Occurences in Nevada Citation Larry J. Garside (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology). 1973. Radioactive Mineral Occurences in Nevada. Reno, NV: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Report No.: Open File Report 94-2. Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Radioactive_Mineral_Occurences_in_Nevada&oldid=690513"

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Determining Planes Along Which Earthquakes Occur- Method of Applicatio...  

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Planes Along Which Earthquakes Occur- Method of Application to Earthquakes Accompanying Hydraulic Fracturing Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

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Key changes in proteins occur in cyanobacteria | EMSL  

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proteins occur in cyanobacteria Identification of redox-sensitive enzymes can enrich biofuel production research Overview of the chemical biology technique used by PNNL...

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Relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock calculations with explicit intermediate negative energy states  

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In a relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock calculation we include explicit negative-energy states in the two-body propagator. This is achieved by using the Gross spectator-equation, modified by medium effects. Qualitatively our results compare well with other RBHF calculations. In some details significant differences occur, e.g, our equation of state is stiffer and the momentum dependence of the self-energy components is stronger than found in a reference calculation without intermediate negative energy states.

F. de Jong; H. Lenske

1997-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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2005: Table of EMICs (Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity  

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apparent that Earth system modelling has to rely on a hierarchy of models in which models of intermediate

Martin Claussen

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INTERMEDIATE RANK AND PROPERTY RD SYLVAIN BARRE AND MIKAEL PICHOT  

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INTERMEDIATE RANK AND PROPERTY RD SYLVAIN BARR´E AND MIKA¨EL PICHOT Abstract. We introduce concepts of intermediate rank for countable groups that "interpolate" between consecutive values of the classical (integer-valued) rank. Var- ious classes of groups are proved to have intermediate rank behaviors. We are especially

Barré, Sylvain

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Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development  

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are high efficiency energy conversion devices. Present materials set, using yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte, limit the cell operating temperatures to 800 C or higher. It has become increasingly evident however that lowering the operating temperature would provide a more expeditious route to commercialization. The advantages of intermediate temperature (600 to 800 C) operation are related to both economic and materials issues. Lower operating temperature allows the use of low cost materials for the balance of plant and limits degradation arising from materials interactions. When the SOFC operating temperature is in the range of 600 to 700 C, it is also possible to partially reform hydrocarbon fuels within the stack providing additional system cost savings by reducing the air preheat heat-exchanger and blower size. The promise of Sr and Mg doped lanthanum gallate (LSGM) electrolyte materials, based on their high ionic conductivity and oxygen transference number at the intermediate temperature is well recognized. The focus of the present project was two-fold: (a) Identify a cell fabrication technique to achieve the benefits of lanthanum gallate material, and (b) Investigate alternative cathode materials that demonstrate low cathode polarization losses at the intermediate temperature. A porous matrix supported, thin film cell configuration was fabricated. The electrode material precursor was infiltrated into the porous matrix and the counter electrode was screen printed. Both anode and cathode infiltration produced high performance cells. Comparison of the two approaches showed that an infiltrated cathode cells may have advantages in high fuel utilization operations. Two new cathode materials were evaluated. Northwestern University investigated LSGM-ceria composite cathode while Caltech evaluated Ba-Sr-Co-Fe (BSCF) based pervoskite cathode. Both cathode materials showed lower polarization losses at temperatures as low as 600 C than conventional manganite or cobaltite cathodes.

S. Elangovan; Scott Barnett; Sossina Haile

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbenium ion intermediates in catalytic cracking  

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polymerization for which carbenium ions are proposed intermediates. In order to increase the signal amplitude, propene 2-13C (99. 2% enriched) was used as the adsorbate. The results of these experiments indicate that carbe- nium ions are in fact... C, (d) 300 C, (e) 400 C C HNR spectra of sec-butyl chloride antimony pentafluoride mixture 16 13C NMR spectrum of C- ethene on H-ZSN5 . . . . 19 C CPNAS spectrum of tri-phenylmethyl chloride adsorbed on silica-alumina Schematic representation...

Zardkoohi, Minoo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric power generator with intermediate loop  

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A thermoelectric power generator is disclosed for use to generate electrical power from heat, typically waste heat. An intermediate heat transfer loop forms a part of the system to permit added control and adjustability in the system. This allows the thermoelectric power generator to more effectively and efficiently generate power in the face of dynamically varying temperatures and heat flux conditions, such as where the heat source is the exhaust of an automobile, or any other heat source with dynamic temperature and heat flux conditions.

Bell, Lon E; Crane, Douglas Todd

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric power generator with intermediate loop  

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A thermoelectric power generator is disclosed for use to generate electrical power from heat, typically waste heat. An intermediate heat transfer loop forms a part of the system to permit added control and adjustability in the system. This allows the thermoelectric power generator to more effectively and efficiently generate power in the face of dynamically varying temperatures and heat flux conditions, such as where the heat source is the exhaust of an automobile, or any other heat source with dynamic temperature and heat flux conditions.

Bel,; Lon E. (Altadena, CA); Crane, Douglas Todd (Pasadena, CA)

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron scattering measurements at intermediate energies  

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The study of elastic neutron scattering at intermediate energies is essential for the understanding of the isovector term in the nucleon-nucleus interaction, as well as for the development of macroscopic and microscopic optical potentials at these energies. The techniques used for neutron scattering measurements is presented in this paper, as well as the di culties encountered. The few facilities that have been used are reviewed, and a newly installed setup for such measurements in Uppsala is described. Finally, the normalization problem is speci cally addressed. 1

N. Olsson; J. Blomgren; E. Ramstrom

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Structure and Electronic Configurations of the Intermediates of Water Oxidation in Blue Ruthenium Dimer Catalysis  

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Catalytic O{sub 2} evolution with cis,cis-[(bpy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)Ru{sup III}ORu{sup III}(OH{sub 2})(bpy){sub 2}]{sup 4+} (bpy is 2,2-bipyridine), the so-called blue dimer, the first designed water oxidation catalyst, was monitored by UV-vis, EPR, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) with ms time resolution. Two processes were identified, one of which occurs on a time scale of 100 ms to a few seconds and results in oxidation of the catalyst with the formation of an intermediate, here termed [3,4]'. A slower process occurring on the time scale of minutes results in the decay of this intermediate and O{sub 2} evolution. Spectroscopic data suggest that within the fast process there is a short-lived transient intermediate, which is a precursor of [3,4]'. When excess oxidant was used, a highly oxidized form of the blue dimer [4,5] was spectroscopically resolved within the time frame of the fast process. Its structure and electronic state were confirmed by EPR and XAS. As reported earlier, the [3,4]' intermediate likely results from reaction of [4,5] with water. While it is generated under strongly oxidizing conditions, it does not display oxidation of the Ru centers past [3,4] according to EPR and XAS. EXAFS analysis demonstrates a considerably modified ligand environment in [3,4]'. Raman measurements confirmed the presence of the O-O fragment by detecting a new vibration band in [3,4]' that undergoes a 46 cm{sup -1} shift to lower energy upon {sup 16}O/{sup 18}O exchange. Under the conditions of the experiment at pH 1, the [3,4]' intermediate is the catalytic steady state form of the blue dimer catalyst, suggesting that its oxidation is the rate-limiting step.

Moonshiram, Dooshaye; Jurss, Jonah W.; Concepcion, Javier J.; Zakharova, Taisiya; Alperovich, Igor; Meyer, Thomas J.; Pushkar, Yulia (Purdue); (UNC)

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Lensing Predictions at Intermediate Scales  

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As pointed out in previous studies, the measurement of the skewness of the convergence field $\\kappa$ will be useful in breaking the degeneracy among the cosmological parameters constrained from weak lensing observations. The combination of shot noise and finite survey volume implies that such a measurement is likely to be done in a range of intermediate scales ($0.5'$ to 20') where neither perturbation theory nor the hierarchical ansatz apply. Here we explore the behavior of the skewness of $\\kappa$ at these intermediate scales, based on results for the non-linear evolution of the mass bispectrum. We combined different ray-tracing simulations to test our predictions, and we find that our calculations describe accurately the transition from the weakly non-linear to the strongly non-linear regime. We show that the single lens-plane approximation remains accurate even in the non-linear regime, and we explicitly calculate the corrections to this approximation. We also discuss the prospects of measuring the skewn...

Van Waerbeke, L; Scoccimarro, R; Colombi, S; Bernardeau, F

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on  

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Effects of Intermediate Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 on Digg

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INTRODUCTION Aggression and conflict occur ubiquitously throughout the animal  

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, 2007), and are considered costly (Castro et al., 2006; Hack, 1997). As a result, they occur at frequencies inversely related to their cost (Hack, 1997), although game theory can be used to assess whether

Tattersall, Glenn

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Monte Carlo simulations of proteins in cages: influence of confinement on the stability of intermediate states  

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We present a theoretical study of the folding of small proteins inside confining potentials. Proteins are described in the framework of an effective potential model which contains the Ramachandran angles as degrees of freedom and does not need any {\\it a priori} information about the native state. Hydrogen bonds, dipole-dipole- and hydrophobic interactions are taken explicitly into account. An interesting feature displayed by this potential is the presence of some intermediates between the unfolded and native states. We consider different types of confining potentials in order to study the structural properties of proteins folding inside cages with repulsive or attractive walls. Using the Wang-Landau algorithm we determine the density of states (DOS) and analyze in detail the thermodynamical properties of the confined proteins for different sizes of the cages. We show that confinement dramatically reduces the phase space available to the protein and that the presence of intermediate states can be controlled by varying the properties of the confining potential. Cages with strongly attractive walls lead to the disappearance of the intermediate states and to a two-state folding into a less stable configuration. However, cages with slightly attractive walls make the native structure more stable than in the case of pure repulsive potentials, and the folding process occurs through intermediate configurations. In order to test the metastable states we analyze the free energy landscapes as a function of the configurational energy and of the end-to-end distance as an order parameter.

Pedro Ojeda; Aurora Londono; Nan-Yow Chen; Martin Garcia

2008-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on intermediate ethanol blends research published | ornl...  

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Final report on intermediate ethanol blends research published February 01, 2012 Mileage accumulation dynamometers at subcontractor facilities were used to "age" many of the...

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Intermediates and the folding of proteins L and G  

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unifying mechanism for protein folding? [Review]. Trends incoordinate for protein folding. Journal of Chemical PhysicsIntermediates can accelerate protein folding. Proceedings of

Brown, Scott; Head-Gordon, Teresa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Organic Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates | The Ames...  

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Physical Organic Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates The Jenks group specializes in physical organic chemistry, the "how" of organic reactions. Much of the work has centered on...

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MAGNETIC TOPOLOGIES: WHERE WILL RECONNECTION OCCUR ? Pascal Demoulin  

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1 MAGNETIC TOPOLOGIES: WHERE WILL RECONNECTION OCCUR ? Pascal D´emoulin Observatoire de Paris to power flares is thought to come from the coronal magnetic field. However, such energy release is efficient only at very small scales. Magnetic configurations with a complex topology, i.e. with sepa

Demoulin, Pascal

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Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns  

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Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns Edwin O of two prediction algorithms, thus demonstrating multiple uses for a home automation system. Finally, we Several research efforts are focused on home automation. The Intelligent Room [2] uses an array of sensors

Cook, Diane J.

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Credit Based; Intermediate Swimming Credit/Hours Class  

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Center Pool Course Description: Intermediate stroke and swimming skills Prerequisites: Must have by swimming laps during open swim/lap swim at MSU pool. Lap swim times are available online or at the frontCredit Based; Intermediate Swimming Credit/Hours Class Title Lead Instructor Phone Email Office

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Fact Sheet: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends | Department of Energy  

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Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends Fact Sheet: Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends October 7, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis In August 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a test program to assess the potential impacts of higher intermediate ethanol blends on conventional vehicles and other engines that rely on gasoline. The test program focuses specifically on the effects of intermediate blends of E15 and E20-gasoline blended with 15 and 20 percent ethanol, respectively-on emissions, catalyst and engine durability, drivability or operability, and materials associated with these vehicles and engines. This DOE test program includes technical expertise from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Naturally occurring crystalline phases: analogues for radioactive waste forms  

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Naturally occurring mineral analogues to crystalline phases that are constituents of crystalline radioactive waste forms provide a basis for comparison by which the long-term stability of these phases may be estimated. The crystal structures and the crystal chemistry of the following natural analogues are presented: baddeleyite, hematite, nepheline; pollucite, scheelite;sodalite, spinel, apatite, monazite, uraninite, hollandite-priderite, perovskite, and zirconolite. For each phase in geochemistry, occurrence, alteration and radiation effects are described. A selected bibliography for each phase is included.

Haaker, R.F.; Ewing, R.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Cargo at US Borders  

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In the U.S. and other countries, large numbers of vehicles pass through border crossings each day. The illicit movement of radioactive sources is a concern that has resulted in the installation of radiation detection and identification instruments at border crossing points. This activity is judged to be necessary because of the possibility of an act of terrorism involving a radioactive source that may include any number of dangerous radionuclides. The problem of detecting, identifying, and interdicting illicit radioactive sources is complicated by the fact that many materials present in cargo are somewhat radioactive. Some cargo contains naturally occurring radioactive material or technologically-enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material that may trigger radiation portal monitor alarms. Man-made radioactive sources, especially medical isotopes, are also frequently observed and produce alarms. Such nuisance alarms can be an operational limiting factor for screening of cargo at border crossings. Information about the nature of the radioactive materials in cargo that can interfere with the detection of radionuclides of concern is necessary. This paper provides such information for North American cargo, but the information may also be of use to border control officials in other countries. (PIET-43741-TM-361)

Kouzes, Richard T.; Ely, James H.; Evans, John C.; Hensley, Walter K.; Lepel, Elwood A.; McDonald, Joseph C.; Schweppe, John E.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Strom, Daniel J.; Woodring, Mitchell L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in Canada  

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In Canada nuclear and radiological regulatory responsibilities are shared between the provinces/territories and the federal government. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates nuclear fuel cycle materials and man?made radionuclides under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (2000). The provinces and territories regulate NORM arising from industrial activities not involving the nuclear fuel cycle materials. Present guideline—Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)—was published in 2000 in order to bring uniformity to the management of NORM?related procedures to provide adequate radiation protection for workers and the general public. The basic premise of these guidelines is that the NORM?related activities should not be posing any greater hazard than those activities regulated under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act; these concepts are described in this paper.

Anar S. Baweja; Bliss L. Tracy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in Canada  

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In Canada, nuclear and radiological regulatory responsibilities are shared between the provinces/territories and the federal government. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates nuclear fuel cycle materials and man-made radionuclides under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (2000). The provinces and territories regulate NORM arising from industrial activities, not involving the nuclear fuel cycle materials. Present guideline--Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)--was published in 2000 in order to bring uniformity to the management of NORM-related procedures to provide adequate radiation protection for workers and the general public. The basic premise of these guidelines is that the NORM-related activities should not be posing any greater hazard than those activities regulated under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act; these concepts are described in this paper.

Baweja, Anar S.; Tracy, Bliss L. [Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for gravitational waves from intermediate mass binary black holes  

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We present the results of a weakly modeled burst search for gravitational waves from mergers of nonspinning intermediate mass black holes in the total mass range 100–450??M? and with the component mass ratios between 1?1 ...

Barsotti, Lisa

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Multidecadal Warming and Shoaling of Antarctic Intermediate Water  

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Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) is a dominant Southern Hemisphere water mass that spreads from its formation regions just north of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) to at least 20°S in all oceans. This study uses an isopycnal climatology ...

Sunke Schmidtko; Gregory C. Johnson

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic nuclear scattering at intermediate and relativistic energies  

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The classical scattering cross section of two colliding nuclei at intermediate and relativistic energies is reevaluated. The influence of retardation and ... electron screening as well as due to attractive nuclear

R. Matzdorf; B. Fricke; G. Soff

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate connector for stacked organic light emitting devices  

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A device is provided, having an anode, a cathode, and an intermediate connector disposed between the anode and the cathode. A first organic layer including an emissive sublayer is disposed between the anode and the intermediate connector, and a second including an emissive sublayer is disposed between the intermediate connector and the cathode. The intermediate connector includes a first metal having a work function lower than 4.0 eV and a second metal having a work function lower than 5.0 eV. The work function of the first metal is at least 0.5 eV less than the work function of the second metal. The first metal is in contact with a sublayer of the second organic layer that includes a material well adapted to receive holes from a low work function metal.

D'Andrade, Brian

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate SCADA Security Training Course Slides (September 2006)  

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Presentation for Intermediate SCADA Security, SS-2 SANS SCADA Summit, September 28-29, 2006. The class enabled attendees to develop an understanding of tools and methods that can be used to...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING INTERMEDIATES  

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING INTERMEDIATES FOR DELINEATION ............................................................................................................ 1 1.1 Why study protein folding .............................................................................. 3 1.2.1 How fast should a protein fold ........................................................... 3

Sosnick, Tobin R.

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Reduction of Utility Usage in a Glyphosate Intermediate (GI) Unit  

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Reduction of Utility Usage in a Glyphosate Intermediate (GI) Unit Michael L. Sander Manufacturing Technologist Monsanto Company Luling, Louisiana Plant ABSTRACT The Monsanto Company Luling Plant produces glyphosate intermediate (GI... the Utilities area brainstormed ideas and then implemented them across the units. While all utilities were addressed, the group’s primary focus areas were natural gas, nitrogen, and compressed air. Natural gas usage was reduced 28% by optimizing...

Sander, M. L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic scattering by bubbles in naturally occurring mud sediments  

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Naturally occurring sediment mud contains bubbles created by decaying vegetable matter. Work reported by Preston Wilson etal. (ca. 2007) has determined via x-ray tomography systems that mud bubbles are not spherical in shape but resemble oblate spheroids and are “inhomogeneously distributed.” These features are explained in terms of the card-house structure of mud with an adaptation of the fracture mechanics ideas of Boudreau etal. (ca. 2002). The scattering of sound at low frequencies by such nonspherical bubbles has both monopole and dipole components. The scatteredwave associated with the monopole term is proportional to the bubble volume. The dipole term involves an effective entrained mass tensor which is found by a solution of Laplace's equation. All bubbles regardless of shape have a smallest resonance frequency and the scattered radiation near the resonance frequency is monopole in character. Example solutions for the resonance frequencies and the scattering near resonance are given for oblate spheroidal bubbles and a suggested interpolation from low frequencies to resonance frequencies is given. A discussion is also given of how one can make use of the range-evolving form of compact-source generated pulses to infer information about the bubbles near the propagation path.

Allan D. Pierce; Willam M. Carey

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Committed effective dose from naturally occuring radionuclides in shellfish  

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Recognizing their importance in the average Malaysian daily diet, the radioactivity concentrations in mollusc- and crustacean-based food have been determined for key naturally occuring radionuclides. Fresh samples collected from various maritime locations around peninsular Malaysia have been processed using standard procedures; the radionuclide concentrations being determined using an \\{HPGe\\} ?-ray spectrometer. For molluscs, assuming secular equilibrium, the range of activities of 238U (226Ra), 232Th (228Ra) and 40K were found to be 3.28±0.35 to 5.34±0.52, 1.20±0.21 to 2.44±0.21 and 118±6 to 281±14 Bq kg?1 dry weight, respectively. The respective values for crustaceans were 3.02±0.57 to 4.70±0.52, 1.38±0.21 to 2.40±0.35 and 216±11 to 316±15 Bq kg?1. The estimated average daily intake of radioactivity from consumption of molluscs are 0.37 Bq kg?1 for 238U (226Ra), 0.16 Bq kg?1 for 232Th (228Ra) and 18 Bq kg?1 for 40K; the respective daily intake values from crustaceans are 0.36 Bq kg?1, 0.16 Bq kg?1 and 23 Bq kg?1. Associated annual committed effective doses from molluscs are estimated to be in the range 21.3 to 34.7 ?Sv for 226Ra, 19.3 to 39.1 ?Sv for 228Ra and 17.0 to 40.4 ?Sv for 40K. For crustaceans, the respective dose ranges are 19.6 to 30.5 ?Sv, 22.0 to 38.4 ?Sv and 31.1 to 45.5 ?Sv, being some several times world average values.

Mayeen Uddin Khandaker; Norfadira Binti Wahib; Yusoff Mohd. Amin; D.A. Bradley

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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File:Intermediate wind factsheet.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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Seismic evolution of low/intermediate mass PMS stars  

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This article presents a study of the evolution of the internal structure and seismic properties expected for low/intermediate mass Pre-Main Sequence (PMS) stars. Seismic and non-seismic properties of PMS stars were analysed. This was done using 0.8 to 4.4M$_\\odot$ stellar models at stages ranging from the end of the Hayashi track up to the Zero-Age Main-Sequence (ZAMS). This research concludes that, for intermediate-mass stars (M$>$1.3M$_\\odot$), diagrams comparing the effective temperature ($T_{eff}$) against the small separation can provide an alternative to Christensen-Dalsgaard (C-D) diagrams. The impact of the metal abundance of intermediate mass stars (2.5-4.4M$_\\odot$) has over their seismic properties is also evaluated.

F. J. G. Pinheiro

2007-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate-range order in molten network-forming systems  

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The structural origin of intermediate-range order in two archetypal network-forming liquids, GeSe2 and ZnCl2, is investigated via molecular dynamics computer simulation. Relatively simple ionic models, in which a proper description of ion polarization effectively controls the network connectivity, are shown to be capable of showing a first-sharp diffraction peak in the Bhatia-Thornton concentration-concentration structure factor. This feature is shown to arise from the presence of percolating edge-sharing polyhedral units which act to disrupt a corner-sharing network and introduce addition cation density fluctuations on both short- and intermediate-range length scales.

Bevan K. Sharma and Mark Wilson

2006-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NEPTUNE TROJANS AND THE MISSING INTERMEDIATE-SIZED PLANETESIMALS  

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We present an ultra-deep survey for Neptune Trojans using the Subaru 8.2 m and Magellan 6.5 m telescopes. The survey reached a 50% detection efficiency in the R band at m{sub R} = 25.7 mag and covered 49 deg{sup 2} of sky. m{sub R} = 25.7 mag corresponds to Neptune Trojans that are about 16 km in radius (assuming an albedo of 0.05). A paucity of smaller Neptune Trojans (radii < 45 km) compared with larger ones was found. The brightest Neptune Trojans appear to follow a steep power-law slope (q = 5 {+-} 1) similar to the brightest objects in the other known stable reservoirs such as the Kuiper Belt, Jupiter Trojans, and main belt asteroids. We find a roll-over for the Neptune Trojans that occurs around a radius of r = 45 {+-} 10 km (m{sub R} = 23.5 {+-} 0.3), which is also very similar to the other stable reservoirs. All the observed stable regions in the solar system show evidence for Missing Intermediate-Sized Planetesimals (MISPs). This indicates a primordial and not collisional origin, which suggests that planetesimal formation proceeded directly from small to large objects. The scarcity of intermediate- and smaller-sized Neptune Trojans may limit them as being a strong source for the short period comets.

Sheppard, Scott S. [Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5241 Broad Branch Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20015 (United States); Trujillo, Chadwick A., E-mail: sheppard@dtm.ciw.ed [Gemini Observatory, 670 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States)

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

83

Intermediate-Mass Black Holes as LISA Sources  

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Intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs), with masses of hundreds to thousands of solar masses, will be unique sources of gravitational waves for LISA. Here we discuss their context as well as specific characteristics of IMBH-IMBH and IMBH-supermassive black hole mergers and how these would allow sensitive tests of the predictions of general relativity in strong gravity.

M. Coleman Miller

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

84

Gravimetric study of adsorbed intermediates in methanation of carbon monoxide  

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The purpose of this study is to more fully elucidate the adsorbed intermediates and mechanism involved in catalytic methanation of CO on a typical nickel methanation catalyst. Rates of adsorption and desorption of surface species and of gasification of carbon were measured gravimetrically to determine their kinetics and possible roles in methanation. 19 refs.

Gardner, D.C.; Bartholomew, C.H.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Credit Based; Intermediate Swimming Credit/Hours Class  

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at the meet. 3) Swim laps during open swim/lap swim at MSU pool. A sheet will be posted on D2l that you. Emergency phone B. Pool Rules C key swimming skills 1. Breathing 2. Floating/body position 3. Treading waterCredit Based; Intermediate Swimming Credit/Hours Class Title Lead Instructor Phone Email Office

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Credit Based; Intermediate Swimming Credit/Hours Class  

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Fitness Center Pool Course Description: Intermediate stroke and swimming skills Prerequisites: Must have at the meet. #12;2) Swim laps during open swim/lap swim at MSU pool. Required for verification: have. First aid equipment 2. Emergency phone B. Pool Rules C key swimming skills 1. Breathing 2. Body position

Lawrence, Rick L.

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INTRODUCTION Neural intermediate filaments (NIF) containing one or more of  

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INTRODUCTION Neural intermediate filaments (NIF) containing one or more of five different types, NIF possess common structural features, including a conserved alpha-helical central rod domain of NIF in the presence of NF-L (Zackroff et al., 1982; Hisanaga and Hirokawa, 1988; Balin and Lee, 1991

Goldman, Robert D.

88

An intermediate language for the stochastic simulation of biological systems  

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We introduce Stochastic String MultiSet Rewriting (sSMSR), and propose this formalism as an intermediate language for the simulation of biomolecular systems. Higher level formalisms for biological systems description can be translated into sSMSR, and ... Keywords: MultiSet rewriting, Stochastic ?-calculus, Stochastic Calculus of Looping Sequences, Stochastic simulation

Roberto Barbuti; Giulio Caravagna; Andrea Maggiolo-Schettini; Paolo Milazzo

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decays of intermediate vector bosons, radiative corrections and QCD jets  

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We investigate decay properties of the intermediate vector bosons W± and Z0. QED and QCD radiative corrections to leptonic and hadronic decay modes are calculated. Implications of the results for decay widths, branching ratios, determination of the number of neutrino species, e-?-? universality and properties of hadronic jets produced in W± and Z0 decays are examined.

David Albert; William J. Marciano; Daniel Wyler; Zohreh Parsa

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Highly Mismatched Alloys for Intermediate Band Solar Cells  

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It has long been recognized that the introduction of a narrow band of states in a semiconductor band gap could be used to achieve improved power conversion efficiency in semiconductor-based solar cells. The intermediate band would serve as a ''stepping stone'' for photons of different energy to excite electrons from the valence to the conduction band. An important advantage of this design is that it requires formation of only a single p-n junction, which is a crucial simplification in comparison to multijunction solar cells. A detailed balance analysis predicts a limiting efficiency of more than 50% for an optimized, single intermediate band solar cell. This is higher than the efficiency of an optimized two junction solar cell. Using ion beam implantation and pulsed laser melting we have synthesized Zn{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}O{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} alloys with x<0.03. These highly mismatched alloys have a unique electronic structure with a narrow oxygen-derived intermediate band. The width and the location of the band is described by the Band Anticrossing model and can be varied by controlling the oxygen content. This provides a unique opportunity to optimize the absorption of solar photons for best solar cell performance. We have carried out systematic studies of the effects of the intermediate band on the optical and electrical properties of Zn{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}O{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} alloys. We observe an extension of the photovoltaic response towards lower photon energies, which is a clear indication of optical transitions from the valence to the intermediate band.

Walukiewicz, W.; Yu, K.M.; Wu, J.; Ager III, J.W.; Shan, W.; Scrapulla, M.A.; Dubon, O.D.; Becla, P.

2005-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient upconverted photocurrent through an Auger process in disklike InAs quantum structures for intermediate-band solar cells  

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The mechanisms of upconverted photocurrent in InAs quantum structures embedded in AlxGa1?xAs were studied with simultaneous measurements of photoluminescence and photocurrent spectra. Efficient upconversion was verified in samples with and without quantum dots. The dominant upconversion process from low temperatures to room temperature was found to occur through an Auger process in disklike InAs quantum structures. The results suggest the importance of shallow energy levels, which enable upconversion and efficient carrier extraction through multiparticle interactions. The disklike structure was concluded to be a suitable intermediate-band structure in terms of the energy conversion efficiency.

David M. Tex; Itaru Kamiya; Yoshihiko Kanemitsu

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

92

Intermediate-band Photometry of Type Ia Supernovae  

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We present optical light curves of five Type Ia supernovae (2002er, 2002fk, 2003cg, 2003du, 2003fk). The photometric observations were performed in a set of intermediate-band filters. SNe 2002er, 2003du appear to be normal SN Ia events with similar light curve shapes, while SN 2003kf shows the behavior of a brighter SN Ia with slower decline rate after maximum. The light curves of SN 2003cg is unusual; they show a fast rise and dramatic decline near maximum and do not display secondary peak at longer wavelengths during 15-30 days after maximum light. This suggests that SN 2003cg is likely to be an intrinsically subluminous, 91bg-like SN Ia. Exploration of SN Ia feature lines through intermediate-band photometry is briefly discussed.

Wang, X; Zhang, T; Li, Z; Wang, Xiaofeng; Zhou, Xu; Zhang, Tianmeng; Li, Zongwei

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Intermediate Strain-Rate Loading - Techniques and Applications  

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A new test methodology is described which allows access to loading rates that lie between split Hopkinson bar and shock-loading techniques. Gas gun experiments combined with velocity interferometry techniques have been used to experimentally determine the intermediate strain-rate loading behavior of Coors AD995 alumina and Cercom silicon-carbide rods. Graded-density materials have been used as impactors; thereby eliminating the tension states generated by the radial stress components during the loading phase. Results of these experiments demonstrate that the time-dependent stress pulse generated during impact allows an efficient transition from the initial uniaxial strain loading to a uniaxial stress state as the stress pulse propagates through the rod. This allows access to intermediate loading rates over 5 x 10{sup 3}/s to a few times 10{sup 4}/s.

Chhabildas, L.C.; Reinhart, W.D.; Holland, K.G.

1999-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

94

Entropy in C12+Au197 at intermediate energies  

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Isotopically resolved yields of complex particles and fragments from the reaction C12 on Au197 at three bombarding energies EA=30,48, and 84 MeV were measured. Specific entropies SA were derived from the isotope yield ratios using a quantum statistical model. The entropy increases with the bombarding energy in the case of preequilibrium light particles but, for intermediate mass fragments, has an energy-independent value of SA?2.3.

R. Trockel; K. D. Hildenbrand; U. Lynen; W. F. J. Müller; H. J. Rabe; H. Sann; H. Stelzer; W. Trautmann; R. Wada; E. Eckert; J. Pochodzalla; N. Brummund

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate layers in the a-Si:H growth processes  

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The intermediate layers (IL) exist at the boundary between liquid (plasma, gas) and solid phases during production processes of a-Si:H. The IL properties differ from the properties of the boundary regions anomaly. The substance in IL is in a strong nonequilibrium state of the bifurcation or the cascade of bifurcations. The processes in the IL determine the properties and the structure of the material being produced.

Aivazov, A.A.; Bodyagin, N.V. [Moscow Inst. of Electronic Technology (Russian Federation); Vikhrov, S.P. [Radiotechnical Academy, Ryazan (Russian Federation). CR Faculty

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope analysis in central heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies  

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Symmetry energy is a key quantity in the study of the equation of state of asymmetric nuclear matter. Heavy ion collisions at low and intermediate energies, performed at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro and Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, can be used to extract information on the symmetry energy coefficient Csym, which is currently poorly known but relevant both for astrophysics and for structure of exotic nuclei.

NUCL-EX Collaboration; :; E. Geraci; U. Abbondanno; L. Bardelli; S. Barlini; M. Bini; M. Bruno; F. Cannata; G. Casini; M. Chiari; M. D'Agostino; J. DeSanctis; A. Giussani; F. Gramegna; V. L. Kravchuk; A. L. Lanchais; P. Marini; A. Moroni; A. Nannini; A. Olmi; A. Ordine; G. Pasquali; S. Piantelli; G. Poggi; G. Vannini

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediates and the folding of proteins L and G  

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We use a minimalist protein model, in combination with a sequence design strategy, to determine differences in primary structure for proteins L and G that are responsible for the two proteins folding through distinctly different folding mechanisms. We find that the folding of proteins L and G are consistent with a nucleation-condensation mechanism, each of which is described as helix-assisted {beta}-1 and {beta}-2 hairpin formation, respectively. We determine that the model for protein G exhibits an early intermediate that precedes the rate-limiting barrier of folding and which draws together misaligned secondary structure elements that are stabilized by hydrophobic core contacts involving the third {beta}-strand, and presages the later transition state in which the correct strand alignment of these same secondary structure elements is restored. Finally the validity of the targeted intermediate ensemble for protein G was analyzed by fitting the kinetic data to a two-step first order reversible reaction, proving that protein G folding involves an on-pathway early intermediate, and should be populated and therefore observable by experiment.

Brown, Scott; Head-Gordon, Teresa

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Analysis of the HVAC System at the Willow Branch Intermediate School  

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This report presents an analysis of the HVAC system at the Willow Branch Intermediate School for the MEEN 685 class project. The school is located at College Station, Texas. A portion of the school belonged to Oakwood Intermediate School which...

Wei, G.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

1Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity: Closing the Gap in the Spectrum of Climate System  

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system models of intermediate complexity (EMICs) is discussed. It be-comes apparent that there exists a

Martin Claussen; Michel Crucifix; Thierry Fichefet; Andrey Ganopolski; Huges Goosse; Vladimir Petoukhov; Thomas Stocker; Peter Stone; Zhaoming Wang; Andrew Weaver; Susanne L. Weber

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Solving Constraints on the Invisible Bits of the Intermediate Result for Floating-Point Verification  

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Solving Constraints on the Invisible Bits of the Intermediate Result for Floating as the invisible bits. We deal with corner cases that can only be defined via constraints on the intermediate on the invisible bits and the sticky bit, find two inputs for the operation that yield an intermediate result

California at Davis, University of

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Fault tree analysis of commonly occurring medication errors and methods to reduce them  

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Medication errors occur in health care settings and they continue to Pose significant challenges to hospital administrators, Physicians, Pharmacists and nurses. These medication errors may occur due to a lack of knowledge, substandard performance...

Cherian, Sandhya Mary

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

102

The Fundamental Plane of field early-type galaxies at intermediate redshift  

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We present preliminary results on the evolution of the stellar populations of field early-type galaxies (E/S0) from z=0.4 to z=0. The diagnostic tool used in this study is the Fundamental Plane (FP), a tight empirical correlation between their central velocity dispersion (sigma), effective radius (Re), and effective surface brightness (SBe), which is observed to hold in the local Universe. Using HST-WFPC2 archive images and spectra obtained at the ESO-3.6m telescope we measured the FP parameters for a sample of ~30 field E/S0s at z=0.2-0.4. Remarkably, field E/S0s at intermediate redshift also define a tight FP, with scatter unchanged with respect to that of local samples. The intermediate redshift FP is offset from the local one, in the sense that, for given RE and sigma, galaxies are brighter at z=0.4 than at z=0. The implication of the offset of the FP in terms of passive evolution of the stellar population depends on its star formation history. In a single burst scenario, the stellar populations of field E/S0s were formed at z=0.8-1.6 (Omega=0.3; Omega_{Lambda}=0.7; H_0=50 km/s/Mpc). Alternatively, the bulk of stars (90% in mass) can be formed at high redshift (z~3), and the rest in a secondary burst occurred more recently (z~0.5-0.8).

T. Treu; M. Stiavelli; S. Casertano; P. Moller; G. Bertin

2000-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

103

Have sudden large releases of methane from geological reservoirs occurred since the Last Glacial Maximum, and could such releases occur again?  

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...source. Should marked warming occur, resulting...dioxide (reducing the global warming potential), but...fossil fuels such as coal and oil that have higher warming impact per unit of...destabilization with global warming. Clathrate...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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“Severe” or “serious” infusion reactions occurred in 18 treatment-failure gout patients who received pegloticase  

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...“Severe” or “serious” infusion reactions occurred in 18 treatment-failure gout patients who received pegloticase [Puricase] while...

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Digital intermediate frequency QAM modulator using parallel processing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The digital Intermediate Frequency (IF) modulator applies to various modulation types and offers a simple and low cost method to implement a high-speed digital IF modulator using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The architecture eliminates multipliers and sequential processing by storing the pre-computed modulated cosine and sine carriers in ROM look-up-tables (LUTs). The high-speed input data stream is parallel processed using the corresponding LUTs, which reduces the main processing speed, allowing the use of low cost FPGAs.

Pao, Hsueh-Yuan (Livermore, CA); Tran, Binh-Nien (San Ramon, CA)

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate energy semileptonic probes of the hadronic neutral current  

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The present status and future prospects of intermediate-energy semileptonic neutral current studies are reviewed. Possibilities for using parity-violating electron scattering from nucleons and nuclei to study hadron structure and nuclear dynamics are emphasized, with particular attention paid to probes of strangeness content in the nucleon. Connections are drawn between such studies and tests of the electroweak gauge theory using electron or neutrino scattering. Outstanding theoretical issues in the interpretation of semileptonic neutral current measurements are highlighted and the prospects for undertaking parity-violating electron or neutrino scattering experiments in the near future are surveyed.

Musolf, M.J. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States)]|[Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States). Dept. of Physics]|[CEBAF Theory Group, Newport News, VA (United States); Donnelly, T.W. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States); Dubach, J. [Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Pollock, S.J. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory]|[Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica (NIKHEF), Amsterdam (Netherlands). Sectie K; Kowalski, S. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States); Beise, E.J. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). W.K. Kellogg Radiation Lab.]|[Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Physics

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATIONS  

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) shipments of irradiated experiments from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to the Hot Fuels Examination Facility (HFEF) have historically been accomplished using the General Electric Model 2000 (GE 2000) Type B shipping container. Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) concerns regarding the future availability and leasing and handling costs associated with the GE 2000 cask have warranted an evaluation of alternative shipping options. One or more of these shipping options may be utilized to perform non destructive examinations (NDE) such as neutron radiography and precision gamma scans of irradiated experiments at HFEF and then return the experiments to ATR for further irradiation, hereafter referred to as “intermediate NDE.”

Case, Susan; Hoggard, Gary

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

MHD oxidant intermediate temperature ceramic heater study. Final report  

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The use of three types of directly fired ceramic heaters for preheating oxygen enriched air to an intermediate temperature of 1144K was investigated. The three types of ceramic heaters are: (1) a fixed bed, periodic flow ceramic brick regenerative heater (2) a ceramic pebble regenerative heater. The heater design, performance and operating characteristics under conditions in which the particulate matter is not solidified are evaluated. A comparison and overall evaluation of the three types of ceramic heaters and temperature range determination at which the particulate matter in the MHD exhaust gas is estimated to be a dry powder are presented.

Carlson, A.W.; Chait, I.L.; Saari, D.P.; Marksberry, C.L.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Are Large, Infrequent Disturbances Qualitatively Different from Small,  

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of Biology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 81301; 2Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida; hurricanes in tropical forests; floods in floodplain ecosystems; kelp forests; mussel communities; inter fires in 1988, Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and the upper Mississippi River floods of 1993) has caught

Bruns, Tom

110

Tidal Capture of Stars by Intermediate-Mass Black Holes  

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Recent X-ray observations and theoretical modelling have made it plausible that some ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULX) are powered by intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs). N-body simulations have also shown that runaway merging of stars in dense star clusters is a way to form IMBHs. In the present paper we have performed N-body simulations of young clusters such as MGG-11 of M82 in which IMBHs form through runaway merging. We took into account the effect of tidal heating of stars by the IMBH to study the tidal capture and disruption of stars by IMBHs. Our results show that the IMBHs have a high chance of capturing stars through tidal heating within a few core relaxation times and we find that 1/3 of all runs contain a ULX within the age limits of MGG-11, a result consistent with the fact that a ULX is found in this galaxy. Our results strengthen the case for some ULX being powered by intermediate-mass black holes.

H. Baumgardt; C. Hopman; S. Portegies Zwart; J. Makino

2005-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Peptide concentration alters intermediate species in amyloid ? fibrillation kinetics  

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Highlights: ? A?(1–40) aggregation in vitro has been monitored at different concentrations. ? A?(1–40) fibrillation does not always follow conventional kinetic mechanisms. ? We demonstrate non-linear features in the kinetics of A?(1–40) fibril formation. ? At high A?(1–40) concentrations secondary processes dictate fibrillation speed. ? Intermediate species may play significant roles on final amyloid fibril development. -- Abstract: The kinetic mechanism of amyloid aggregation remains to be fully understood. Investigations into the species present in the different kinetic phases can assist our comprehension of amyloid diseases and further our understanding of the mechanism behind amyloid ? (A?) (1–40) peptide aggregation. Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been used in combination to monitor A?(1–40) aggregation in vitro at both normal and higher than standard concentrations. The observed fibrillation behaviour deviates, in several respects, from standard concepts of the nucleation–polymerisation models and shows such features as concentration-dependent non-linear effects in the assembly mechanism. A?(1–40) fibrillation kinetics do not always follow conventional kinetic mechanisms and, specifically at high concentrations, intermediate structures become populated and secondary processes may further modify the fibrillation mechanism.

Garvey, M., E-mail: megan.garvey@molbiotech.rwth-aachen.de [Max-Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany); Morgado, I., E-mail: immorgado@ualg.pt [Max-Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany)

2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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K-band spectroscopy of the intermediate polar XY Ari  

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We present the K-band infrared spectrum of the intermediate polar XY Ari. The spectrum confirms the cataclysmic binary nature of XY Ari, showing emission lines of HeI (2.0587 microns) and the Brackett and Paschen series of HI. The broad nature of these lines suggest an origin in an accretion disc. The spectrum is strongly reddened by absorption within the molecular cloud Lynds 1457 and shows prominent absorption features from the secondary star, from which we determine a spectral type for the secondary of M0V. The secondary contributes 80 +/- 6% of the K-band light. We derive a visual extinction to XY Ari of Av = 11.5 +/- 0.3 and a distance of d=270 +/- 100 pc, placing XY Ari behind the molecular cloud.

S. P. Littlefair; V. S. Dhillon; T. R. Marsh

2001-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

113

Infrared spectroscopy of cataclysmic variables - II. Intermediate polars  

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We present infrared (0.97-2.45 micron) spectra of the intermediate polars PQ Gem (RE0751+14), BG CMi and EX Hya. The spectra show strong Paschen, Brackett and HeI emission lines from the accretion disc/stream. The infrared continua of PQ Gem and BG CMi can be represented by blackbodies of temperatures 4500 K and 5100 K, respectively, or by power-laws of the form f_nu \\propto nu^(0.6,0.9), respectively, and show no evidence of secondary star features. The continuum of EX Hya is doiminated by water bands from the red-dwarf secondary star, which has a spectral type of ~M3. Despite showing circular polarization, PQ Gem and BG CMi show no evidence for cyclotron humps and hence we are unable to measure their magnetic field strengths; any cyclotron emission present must contribute less than ~3 per cent of the infrared continuum flux.

V. S. Dhillon; T. R. Marsh; S. R. Duck; S. R. Rosen

1996-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Kaon production in heavy ion reactions at intermediate energies  

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The article reviews the physics related to kaon and antikaon production in heavy ion reactions at intermediate energies. Chiral dynamics predicts substantial modifications of the kaon properties in a dense nuclear environment. The status of the theoretical predictions as well as experimental evidences for medium effects such as repulsive/attractive mass shifts for $K^+/K^-$ are reviewed. In the vicinity of the thresholds, and even more pronounced below threshold, the production of strangeness is a highly collective process. Starting from elementary reaction channels the phenomenology of $K^+$ and $K^-$ production, i.e. freeze-out densities, time scales etc. as derived from experiment and theoretical transport calculations is presented. Below threshold kaon production shows a high sensitivity on the nuclear compression reached in heavy ion reactions. This allows to put constraints on the nuclear equation-of-state which are finally discussed.

Christian Fuchs

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

K+-nucleus elastic scattering at intermediate energies  

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Using the Coulomb modified Glauber model, we analyze the elastic angular distribution and reaction (?R) and total (?tot) cross sections of K+-12C at 635, 715, and 800 MeV/c, and of K+-40Ca at 800 MeV/c. The basic (input) K+N amplitude is taken from the phase shift analysis, and for nuclear form factors we use the nucleon density distributions as obtained from the analyses of intermediate energy proton scattering experiments and the relativistic mean field (RMF) calculations. The analysis also considers the nuclear medium effects, and predicts the in-medium behavior of the K+N amplitude. We find that the elastic angular distribution is sensitive to the choice of the nucleon density distributions, whereas the nuclear medium effects are better seen in the study of reaction and total cross sections.

Deeksha Chauhan and Z. A. Khan

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

116

Event generator for nuclear collisions at intermediate energies  

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An event generator, HIPSE (heavy-ion phase-space exploration), dedicated to the description of nuclear collisions in the intermediate energy range is presented. Based on the sudden approximation and on geometrical hypothesis, it can conveniently simulate heavy-ion interactions at all impact parameters and thus can constitute a valuable tool for the understanding of processes such as neck emission or multifragmentation in peripheral or?and central collisions. After a detailed description of the ingredients of the model, first comparisons with experimental data collected by the INDRA Collaboration are shown. Special emphasis is put on the kinematical characteristics of fragments and light particles observed at all impact parameters for Xe+Sn reactions at 25 and 50MeV?nucleon and Ni+Ni at 82MeV?nucleon.

Denis Lacroix; Aymeric Van Lauwe; Dominique Durand

2004-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

117

Radiation port dermatophytosis: Tinea corporis occurring at the site of irradiated skin  

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Radiation port dermatophytosis: Tinea corporis occurring atTexas Abstract Radiation port dermatophytosis is thethe area of the radiotherapy port. Including this patient, 4

Casamiquela, Kathleen M; Cohen, Philip R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident excursion occurring Sample Search...  

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University Collection: Geosciences 4 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: accidents that occur...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - annually occurring aerosol Sample Search...  

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in Radiative Transfer Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Science Summary: system. Naturally occurring aerosols reflect some of the incident solar radiation back to space before... in...

120

Conditioning-specific reflex modification occurs when an unconditionedresponse(UR)ismodifiedinthe absence  

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not generalize from air puff to electro- dermal stimulation even though conditioning occurs to comparable levels can be obtained only at high air puff intensi- ties even though conditioning is supported by lower airConditioning-specific reflex modification occurs when an unconditionedresponse

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Importance of the Equlibrium Node in Preventing the Voltage Collapse Occurs in the Wind Power System  

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Importance of the Equlibrium Node in Preventing the Voltage Collapse Occurs in the Wind Power collapse will occurs in a wind power system is discussed next. The method of power flow calculation is the specific analysis of a given simplified wind power system. Keywords--voltage collapse; Newton

Lavaei, Javad

122

Intermediate phase at the metal-insulator boundary in a magnetically...  

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reveals an apparent metal-insulator transition as well as an anomalous intermediate phase just on its metallic side. This phase is characterized by colossal...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aromatic reactive intermediates Sample...  

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and allene as intermediates... Sciences. Renewable Aromatics and Olefins from Solid Biomass by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: Design of New... into aromatics and olefins with...

124

Mechanochemically synthesized nanomaterials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell membranes.  

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??[Truncated abstract] In this dissertation an investigation into the utility of mechanochemically synthesized nanopowders for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell components is reported. The… (more)

Hos, James Pieter

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Constraints on the Structure, Evolution, and Approach to Thermonuclear Runaway in Intermediate Mass and Massive Stars.  

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??This thesis provides an assessment of stellar evolution models for intermediate-mass and massive stars in advanced stages of evolution through a detailed cooperation between simulations… (more)

Dolan, Michelle Marie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Structural Characterization of Protein Folding Intermediates by Oxidative Labeling and Mass Spectrometry.  

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??A key challenge associated with protein folding studies is the characterization of short-lived intermediates that become populated en route to the native state. In this… (more)

Stocks, Bradley B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Challenges in the Selective Transformation of Biomass to Useful Chemical Intermediates and Materials  

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highly hydroxylated biomass feedstocks into new chemical intermediates and thermoplastics. New scientific. We have developed new catalytic methods for transforming biomass feedstocks into new monomers

Abolmaesumi, Purang

128

Deep Intermediate-Band Surface Photometry of NGC 5907  

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We obtained very deep exposures of NGC 5907 with a Schmidt telescope, large-format CCD, and intermediate-band filters centered at 6660A and 8020A. These two filters, part of a 15-filter set, are custom-designed to avoid the brightest (and most variable) night sky lines, with the result that our images go deeper, with lower sky noise, than those taken with broad-band filters. Our errors of observation reach 1 mag/arcsec^2 at 29.00 mag/arcsec-2 in the 6660A image (= 28.7 in R-band), and 27.4 mag/arcsec^ in the 8020A image (same zero point as I-band). Fainter than R = 27 mag arcsec^, the surface brightness around NGC 5907 is strongly asymmetric, being mostly brighter the NW side of the galaxy midplane. This asymmetry rules out a halo for the origin of the faint surface brightness we see. Rather, this asymmetry is likely an artifact due to a combination of light from a faint ring around this galaxy (as described in Shang et al. 1998, ApJL 504, 23) and residual surface brightness at faint levels from stars that ou...

Zheng, Z Y; Su, H J; Burstein, D; Chen, J S

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Intermediate evaluation of USAID/Cairo energy policy planning project  

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Three years ago, a team from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, supplemented by an expert from the US Department of Energy and a senior Egyptian energy professional, carried out what was termed an intermediate evaluation'' of a major energy policy project in Egypt. Supported by USAID/Cairo, the project had concentrated on developing and strengthening an Organization for Energy Planning (OEP) within the Government of India, and it was actually scheduled to end less than a year after this evaluation. The evaluation was submitted to USAID/Cairo and circulated elsewhere in the US Agency for International Development and the Government of Egypt as an internal report. Over the next several years, the USAID energy planning project ended and the functions performed by OEP were merged with planning capabilities in the electric power sector. Now that the major issues addressed by the evaluation report have been resolved, we are making it available to a broader audience as a contribution to the general literature on development project evaluation and institution-building.

Wilbanks, T.J.; Wright, S.B. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Barron, W.F. (Hong Kong Univ. (Hong Kong)); Kamel, A.M. (Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)); Santiago, H.T. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Intermediate evaluation of USAID/Cairo energy policy planning project  

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Three years ago, a team from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, supplemented by an expert from the US Department of Energy and a senior Egyptian energy professional, carried out what was termed an ``intermediate evaluation`` of a major energy policy project in Egypt. Supported by USAID/Cairo, the project had concentrated on developing and strengthening an Organization for Energy Planning (OEP) within the Government of India, and it was actually scheduled to end less than a year after this evaluation. The evaluation was submitted to USAID/Cairo and circulated elsewhere in the US Agency for International Development and the Government of Egypt as an internal report. Over the next several years, the USAID energy planning project ended and the functions performed by OEP were merged with planning capabilities in the electric power sector. Now that the major issues addressed by the evaluation report have been resolved, we are making it available to a broader audience as a contribution to the general literature on development project evaluation and institution-building.

Wilbanks, T.J.; Wright, S.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Barron, W.F. [Hong Kong Univ. (Hong Kong); Kamel, A.M. [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt); Santiago, H.T. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Hydroxymethyl hydroperoxide and bis(hydroxymethyl) peroxide from gas-phase ozonolysis of naturally occurring alkenes  

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... these compounds, 2-chloropropene, and the naturally-occurring alkenes ethene, /3-pinene, 2-carene and limonene. In every reaction where O3/alkene was ^1, we found BHMP ... .65\t0.84\t0.10

S. Gäb; E. Hellpointner; W. V. Turner; F. Ko?te

1985-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

132

In-situ remediation of naturally occurring radioactive materials with high-permeability hydraulic fracturing  

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This thesis addresses the problem of removal of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials, NORM, and describes an effective alternative to the current treatment method for their removal. High-pen-meability fracturing, recently established...

Demarchos, Andronikos Stavros

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

133

The role of naturally occurring waterholes in determining the distribution of Florida Key Deer  

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The purpose of my research was to test the hypothesis that the availability of fresh, naturally occurring water may limit the distribution of Florida Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium). More specifically, I was trying to determine...

Kim, Ji Yeon

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

134

Physicochemical Processes Occurring in Long-Term Storage of Liquid Radioactive Waste in Deep Underground Collector Beds  

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Interaction under hydrothermal conditions (pressure 3 MPa; temperature 80-170°C; contact time up to 2500 h) of intermediate-level acidic waste with bed rock of the underground repository for liquid radioactive...

E. V. Zakharova; E. P. Kaimin; E. N. Darskaya; K. A. Menyailo…

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Descriptions of selected accidents that have occurred at nuclear reactor facilities  

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This report was prepared at the request of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island to provide the members of the Commission with some insight into the nature and significance of accidents that have occurred at nuclear reactor facilities in the past. Toward that end, this report presents a brief description of 44 accidents which have occurred throughout the world and which meet at least one of the severity criteria that were established.

Bertini, H.W.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Case study: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, intermediation and disintermediation: The case of INSG  

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Whilst our knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems continues to evolve, there is still much to learn. This paper offers some relatively rare insights on the use of CRM systems and the strategic impact on the processes of intermediation ... Keywords: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Disintermediation and case study research, Intermediation

Christopher Bull

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Dark matter and dark energy accretion on to intermediate-mass black holes  

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......Dark matter and dark energy accretion on to intermediate-mass...1428 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Consejo Nacional de...AAJ, Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 Instituto Argentino...de Buenos Aires, Argentina In this work we investigate...the so-called dark energy on to an intermediate-mass......

C. Pepe; L. J. Pellizza; G. E. Romero

2012-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

138

Solving the structure of reaction intermediates by time-resolved synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy  

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metal oxides CuO,1 Cu-ceria,2 Au-ceria,3 and Cu­MoO2 Ref. 4 in water-gas- shift reactions. Another area catalysts where we detected reaction intermediates and measured fine details of the reaction kinetics and 12 have been also applied to study intermediate state structure and deter- mine reaction kinetic

Frenkel, Anatoly

139

Temporal variations of the segmentation of slow to intermediate spreading mid-ocean ridges  

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Tectonophysics: Dynamics, convection currents and mantle plumes; KEYWORDS: Mid-ocean ridge, mantle convectionTemporal variations of the segmentation of slow to intermediate spreading mid-ocean ridges 1 missions reveal a set of small-scale lineations on the flanks of slow to intermediate spreading mid- ocean

Boyer, Edmond

140

Time-resolved serial crystallography captures high-resolution intermediates of photoactive yellow protein  

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...mu}s, at a laser pulse energy of 15 {mu}J focused to a 150...TR-SFX DED map at 10 ns. Light green structure: I CT intermediate...the I CT intermediate (4) in green as a guide to the eye. Figure...upper limit on the useful laser energy, which for PYP crystals is...

Jason Tenboer; Shibom Basu; Nadia Zatsepin; Kanupriya Pande; Despina Milathianaki; Matthias Frank; Mark Hunter; Sébastien Boutet; Garth J. Williams; Jason E. Koglin; Dominik Oberthuer; Michael Heymann; Christopher Kupitz; Chelsie Conrad; Jesse Coe; Shatabdi Roy-Chowdhury; Uwe Weierstall; Daniel James; Dingjie Wang; Thomas Grant; Anton Barty; Oleksandr Yefanov; Jennifer Scales; Cornelius Gati; Carolin Seuring; Vukica Srajer; Robert Henning; Peter Schwander; Raimund Fromme; Abbas Ourmazd; Keith Moffat; Jasper J. Van Thor; John C. H. Spence; Petra Fromme; Henry N. Chapman; Marius Schmidt

2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Native Hydrogen Bonds in a Molten Globule: The Apoflavodoxin Thermal Intermediate  

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Native Hydrogen Bonds in a Molten Globule: The Apoflavodoxin Thermal Intermediate Marõ�a P. Iru�n1 in surface- exposed hydrogen bonds connecting secondary-structure elements in the native protein. All hydrogen bonds analysed are formed in the molten globule intermediate, either with native strength

Sancho, Javier

142

Kinetics and mechanisms of reactions involving small aromatic reactive intermediates  

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Small aromatic radicals such as C{sub 6}H{sub 5}, C{sub 6}H{sub 5}O and C{sub 6}H{sub 4} are key prototype species of their homologs. C{sub 6}H{sub 5} and its oxidation product, C{sub 6}H{sub 5}O are believed to be important intermediates which play a pivotal role in hydrocarbon combustion, particularly with regard to soot formation. Despite their fundamental importance, experimental data on the reaction mechanisms and reactivities of these species are very limited. For C{sub 6}H{sub 5}, most kinetic data except its reactions with NO and NO{sub 2}, were obtained by relative rate measurements. For C{sub 6}H{sub 5}O, the authors have earlier measured its fragmentation reaction producing C{sub 5}H{sub 5} + CO in shock waves. For C{sub 6}H{sub 4}, the only rate constant measured in the gas phase is its recombination rate at room temperature. The authors have proposed to investigate systematically the kinetics and mechanisms of this important class of molecules using two parallel laser diagnostic techniques--laser resonance absorption (LRA) and resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization mass spectrometry (REMPI/MS). In the past two years, study has been focused on the development of a new multipass adsorption technique--the {open_quotes}cavity-ring-down{close_quotes} technique for kinetic applications. The preliminary results of this study appear to be quite good and the sensitivity of the technique is at least comparable to that of the laser-induced fluorescence method.

Lin, M.C. [Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Materials System for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell  

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The objective of this work was to obtain a stable materials system for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) capable of operating between 600-800 C with a power density greater than 0.2 W/cm{sup 2}. The solid electrolyte chosen for this system was La{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}Ga{sub 0.8}Mg{sub 0.2}O{sub 3}, (LSGM). To select the right electrode materials from a group of possible candidate materials, AC complex impedance spectroscopy studies were conducted between 600-800 C on symmetrical cells that employed the LSGM electrolyte. Based on the results of the investigation, LSGM electrolyte supported SOFCs were fabricated with La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2}O{sub 3}-La{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}Ga{sub 0.8}Mg{sub 0.2}O{sub 3} (LSCF-LSGM) composite cathode and Nickel-Ce{sub 0.6}La{sub 0.4}O{sub 3} (Ni-LDC) composite anode having a barrier layer of Ce{sub 0.6}La{sub 0.4}O{sub 3} (LDC) between the LSGM electrolyte and the Ni-LDC anode. Electrical performance and stability of these cells were determined and the electrode polarization behavior as a function of cell current was modeled between 600-800 C. The electrical performance of the anode-supported SOFC was simulated assuming an electrode polarization behavior identical to the LSGM-electrolyte-supported SOFC. The simulated electrical performance indicated that the selected material system would provide a stable cell capable of operating between 600-800 C with a power density between 0.2 to 1 W/cm{sup 2}.

Uday B. Pal; Srikanth Gopalan

2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

144

USE OF NATURALLY-OCCURRING TRACERS TO MONITOR TWO-PHASE CONDITIONS IN THE  

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NATURALLY-OCCURRING TRACERS TO MONITOR TWO-PHASE CONDITIONS IN THE NATURALLY-OCCURRING TRACERS TO MONITOR TWO-PHASE CONDITIONS IN THE COSO EGS PROJECT Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: USE OF NATURALLY-OCCURRING TRACERS TO MONITOR TWO-PHASE CONDITIONS IN THE COSO EGS PROJECT Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A dramatic decrease in the ratio of chloride to boron was observed in the liquid discharge of a well proposed for EGS development in the Coso geothermal field. The decrease appears to be related to the transformation of some feed zones in the well from liquid-dominated to vapor-dominated. High concentrations of boron are transported to the wellbore in the steam, where it fractionates to the liquid phase flowing in from liquid-dominated feed zones. The high-boron steam is created when the

145

Fuel-related accidents occur across the country at the rate of more than one per  

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Fuel-related accidents occur across the country at the rate of more than one per week. Fuel exhaustion, fuel starvation, or the failure to switch tanks at the correct time caused 120 accidents in 2002, these and other problems can be avoided with proper fueling procedures. RESPONSIBILITY STARTS WITH THE AIRPORT

Minnesota, University of

146

The red porgy, Pagrus pagrus, occurs in the eastern Atlantic from the Brit-  

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723 The red porgy, Pagrus pagrus, occurs in the eastern Atlantic from the Brit- ish Isles south and Vergara, 1978). In the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), red porgy are usu- ally found near hard-bottom areas off that red porgies are most common over inshore live-bottom habitats and over shelf-edge, rocky-rub- ble

147

"Climate change is sure to occur in some form." The study of climate impacts notes  

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"Climate change is sure to occur in some form." 1 #12;The study of climate impacts notes how scientists generally agree that humans are changing the climate, and that if we continue pumping carbon we learn from past climate variations? How can we best adapt to climate change? This report attempts

148

Jet-like circulations occur in the `simple' geometries of gas planets and Earth's  

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#12;Jet-like circulations occur in the `simple' geometries of gas planets and Earth's liquid The Jet Stream Conundrum Baldwin, Rhines, Huang & McIntyre, Nature 2007 #12;For Earth's oceans, density reverses upscale cascade of 2DT breaks momentum conservation by exchange with solid earth via pressure drag

149

Figure 1. Bipartite network showing how candidate SNPs co-occur across Colombian  

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Figure 1. Bipartite network showing how candidate SNPs co-occur across Colombian patients with one Study of Chronic Metabolic Diseases in Colombians Maria A. Caro MSc1,2 , Bryant Dang BS1 , Gabriel, are associated with key demographic and clinical variables in Colombians with metabolic disease. The results

Bhavnani, Suresh K.

150

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

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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

Bennett, Albert F.

151

Nucleon radiative capture and the inverse reaction at intermediate energies  

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The processes which can lead to the radiative capture of fast nucleons include direct transitions in the nuclear potential, transitions in which coherent multipole resonances are excited, transitions by nucleons which are excited in early intranuclear collisions, bremsstrahlung from nucleon-nucleon collisions and photon evaporation'' from a thermally equilibrated nucleus. Corresponding processes occur when an energetic photon ejects fast nucleons from a nucleus. As experimental information from capture and photoreactions has become more detailed, inconsistencies and uncertainties have appeared which reflect difficulties in identifying and separating the responsible processes. This has led to more sophisticated and more complicated theoretical treatments which in turn have promoted new and more demanding experiments. 38 refs. 10 figs.

Halpern, I.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 ? Updated Feb 2009  

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Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 ? Updated Feb 2009

153

Dilute Group III-V nitride intermediate band solar cells with contact blocking layers  

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An intermediate band solar cell (IBSC) is provided including a p-n junction based on dilute III-V nitride materials and a pair of contact blocking layers positioned on opposite surfaces of the p-n junction for electrically isolating the intermediate band of the p-n junction by blocking the charge transport in the intermediate band without affecting the electron and hole collection efficiency of the p-n junction, thereby increasing open circuit voltage (V.sub.OC) of the IBSC and increasing the photocurrent by utilizing the intermediate band to absorb photons with energy below the band gap of the absorber layers of the IBSC. Hence, the overall power conversion efficiency of a IBSC will be much higher than an conventional single junction solar cell. The p-n junction absorber layers of the IBSC may further have compositionally graded nitrogen concentrations to provide an electric field for more efficient charge collection.

Walukiewicz, Wladyslaw (Kensington, CA); Yu, Kin Man (Lafayette, CA)

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

154

The Intermediate-band Dropout Method: A New Method to Search for High-Redshift Galaxies  

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We propose a new method to search for high-redshift galaxies that is based on an intermediate-band dropout technique rather than the usual broad-band dropout one. In this method, we use an intermediate-band filter whose central wavelength is longer than 7000 \\AA. This new method makes it possible to distinguish both very late-type stars such as L and T dwarfs and dusty galaxies at intermediate redshift from real high-$z$ Lyman break galaxies. The reason for this is that such interlopers do not show strong intermediate-band depression although they have very red broad-band colors that are indicative of Lyman break galaxies. Applying our new method to imaging data sets obtained with the Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, we find a new sample of Lyman break galaxies at $z \\simeq 5$.

Shioya, Y; Ajiki, M; Nagao, T; Murayama, T; Sasaki, S; Sumiya, R; Hatakeyama, Y; Shioya, Yasuhiro; Taniguchi, Yoshiaki; Ajiki, Masaru; Nagao, Tohru; Murayama, Takashi; Sasaki, Shunji; Sumiya, Ryoko; Hatakeyama, Yuichiro

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Description of the Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM version 1.2  

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The main characteristics of the new version 1.2 of the three-dimensional Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM are briefly described. LOVECLIM 1.2 includes representations of the atmosphere, the ocean and ...

Goosse, H.

156

Effects of petroleum distillate on viscosity, density and surface tension of intermediate and heavy crude oils  

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Experimental and analytical studies have been carried out to better understand the effects of additives on viscosity, density and surface tension of intermediate and heavy crude oils. The studies have been conducted for the following oil samples...

Abdullayev, Azer

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

157

Feasibility of the use of capillary electrophoresis for the study of vldl assembly intermediates  

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The chicken has long been a model used for the study of plasma lipoproteins due to the ability to increase VLDL production by administration of estrogen. In this study we were able to demonstrate successful isolation of VLDL assembly intermediates...

White, Elizabeth Anne

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

158

InAs/GaAs Quantum-Dot Intermediate-Band Solar Cells  

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Results for quantum-dot intermediate-band solar cells are presented. It is shown that quantum dots in conventional p-i-n structures can extend the photoresponse to 1300 nm, well...

Grenko, Alysha; Kimukin, Ibrahim; Walker, John; Towe, Elias

159

Intermediate Node Initiated (INI) Signalling: A Hybrid Resevation Technique for Optical Burst-Switched Networks  

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We introduce a new reservation scheme, Intermediate Node Initiation, which provides the functionality of both TAW and JET in the same network. INI scheme provides a trade-off between...

Karanam, Ravikiran; Vokkarane, Vinod M; Jue, Jason P

160

Competition and predation in simple food webs: intermediately strong trade-offs maximize coexistence  

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...Competition and predation in simple food webs: intermediately strong trade-offs maximize...fundamental interactions structuring food webs. However, rather than always following...analysing the entire continuum of food web configurations existing between purely...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Key Intermediates in Combinatorial Chemistry:? Access to Various Heterocycles from ?,?-Unsaturated Ketones on the Solid Phase  

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The value of ?,?-unsaturated ketones as key intermediates for the combinatorial assembly of four different templates on the solid phase, namely pyrimidines, dihydropyrimidinones, pyridines, and pyrazoles, was explored with individual syntheses of variably ...

Andreas L. Marzinzik; Eduard R. Felder

1998-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

162

Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of dipyrrin-substituted porphyrinic macrocycles  

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The present invention provides dipyrrin substituted porphyrinic macrocycles, intermediates useful for making the same, and methods of making the same. Such compounds may be used for purposes including the making of molecular memory devices, solar cells and light harvesting arrays.

Yu, Lianhe (Raleigh, NC); Muthukumaran, Kannan (Raleigh, NC); Sreedharan, Prathapan (Kerata, IN); Lindsey, Jonathan S. (Raleigh, NC)

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

163

Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of dipyrrin-substituted porphyrinic macrocycles  

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The present invention provides dipyrrin substituted porphyrinic macrocycles, intermediates useful for making the same, and methods of making the same. Such compounds may be used for purposes including the making of molecular memory devices, solar cells and light harvesting arrays.

Yu, Lianhe (Raleigh, NC); Muthukumaran, Kannan (Raleigh, NC); Sreedharan, Prathapan (Kerala, IN); Lindsey, Jonathan S. (Raleigh, NC)

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods and intermediates for the synthesis of dipyrrin-substituted porphyrinic macrocycles  

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The present invention provides dipyrrin substituted porphyrinic macrocycles, intermediates useful for making the same, and methods of making the same. Such compounds may be used for purposes including the making of molecular memory devices, solar cells and light harvesting arrays.

Yu, Lianhe (Raleigh, NC); Muthukumaran, Kannan (Raleigh, NC); Sreedharan, Prathapan (Kerala, IN); Lindsey, Jonathan S. (Raleigh, NC)

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Historical and idealized climate model experiments: an intercomparison of Earth system models of intermediate complexity  

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Both historical and idealized climate model experiments are performed with a variety of Earth system models of intermediate complexity (EMICs) as part of a community contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Monier, Erwan

166

Nucleon-nucleon interaction at intermediate energies and related nuclear processes  

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A model for the nucleon-nucleon interaction at intermediate energy based on a field theoretical Hamiltonian with nucleon-nucleon-meson and nucleon-delta-meson vertices evaluated in the frame work of time-ordered perturbation theory is described. The vertex parameters determined by fitting NN data are applied to ?N scattering. In nuclear reactions this model is applied to proton-nucleus elastic scattering at intermediate energies.

Charlotte Elster

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimum fertilization rate for intermediate leaf cucumber grown for once-over mechanical harvest  

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OPTIMUM FERTILIZATION RATE FOR INTERMEDIATE LEAF CUCUMBER GROWN FOR ONCE-OVER MECHANICAL HARVEST A Thesis by TIMOTHY MICHAEL KONDERLA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A& M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Horticulture OPTIMUM FERTILIZATION RATE FOR INTERMEDIATE LEAF CUCUMBER GROWN FOR ONCE-OVER MECHANICAL HARVEST A Thesis by TIMOTHY MICHAEL KONDERLA Approved as to style...

Konderla, Timothy Michael

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Determination of fallout 137Cs and naturally occuring gamma-ray emitters in sediments  

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With the advent of the nuclear age, a number of radionuclides were introduced into Man's natural radiation environment. Two of these radionuclides, cesium-137 and strontium-90, are of particular interest because of their long half lives and biological importance. Research at the U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Laboratory is being conducted on the movement and redistribution of 137Cs and the naturally occuring gamma-ray emitting radionuclides, thorium, uranium and potassium, in relation to cultural and erosional processes within watersheds. (1,2) This technical note describes the methods used at the U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Laboratory to determine137Cs and the naturally occurring gamma-ray emitters in sediments.

Jerry C. Ritchie; J.R. McHenry

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

C6H5Br+ f C6H5 + + Br Occurs via Orbiting Transition State  

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. In the phase space theory (PST),21 the transition state is located at the barrier maximum on the effective the transition state switching.25-27 Halogen loss from halobenzene molecular ions (C6H5X+·, X ) Cl, Br, I) hasC6H5Br+· f C6H5 + + Br· Occurs via Orbiting Transition State Sang-Hyun Lim, Joong Chul Choe

Kim, Myung Soo

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Radiological Dose Assessment Related to Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials Generated by the Petroleum Industry  

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Tebes is affiliated with the University of Illinois. Tebes is affiliated with the University of Illinois. ANL/EAD-2 Radiological Dose Assessment Related to Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials Generated by the Petroleum Industry by K.P. Smith, D.L. Blunt, G.P. Williams, and C.L. Tebes * Environmental Assessment Division Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 September 1996 Work sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Policy iii CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii NOTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii ABSTRACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Existence of long-lived isomeric states in naturally-occurring neutron-deficient Th isotopes  

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Four long-lived neutron-deficient Th isotopes with atomic mass numbers 211 to 218 and abundances of (1-10)x10{sup -11} relative to {sup 232}Th have been found in a study of naturally-occurring Th using inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometry. It is deduced that long-lived isomeric states exist in these isotopes. The hypothesis that they might belong to a new class of long-lived high spin super- and hyperdeformed isomeric states is discussed.

Marinov, A.; Kashiv, Y. [Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel); Rodushkin, I. [Analytica AB, Aurorum 10, S-977 75 Luleaa (Sweden); Halicz, L.; Segal, I. [Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malkhei Israel St., Jerusalem 95501 (Israel); Pape, A. [IPHC-UMR7178, IN2P3-CNRS/ULP, BP 28, F-67037 Strasbourg cedex 2 (France); Gentry, R. V. [Earth Science Associates, P.O. Box 12067, Knoxville, Tennessee 37912-0067 (United States); Miller, H. W. [P. O. Box 1092, Boulder, Colorado 80306-1092 (United States); Kolb, D. [Department of Physics, University GH Kassel, D-34109 Kassel (Germany); Brandt, R. [Kernchemie, Philipps University, D-35041 Marburg (Germany)

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Antibody-mediated neutralization of Ebola virus can occur by two distinct mechanisms  

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Human Ebola virus causes severe hemorrhagic fever disease with high mortality and there is no vaccine or treatment. Antibodies in survivors occur early, are sustained, and can delay infection when transferred into nonhuman primates. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) from survivors exhibit potent neutralizing activity in vitro and are protective in rodents. To better understand targets and mechanisms of neutralization, we investigated a panel of mAbs shown previously to react with the envelope glycoprotein (GP). While one non-neutralizing mAb recognized a GP epitope in the nonessential mucin-like domain, the rest were specific for GP1, were neutralizing, and could be further distinguished by reactivity with secreted GP. We show that survivor antibodies, human KZ52 and monkey JP3K11, were specific for conformation-dependent epitopes comprising residues in GP1 and GP2 and that neutralization occurred by two distinct mechanisms; KZ52 inhibited cathepsin cleavage of GP whereas JP3K11 recognized the cleaved, fusion-active form of GP.

Shedlock, Devon J., E-mail: shedlock@mail.med.upenn.ed [Biodefense Research Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, 40 Convent Drive, MSC 3005, Bethesda, MD 20814 (United States); Bailey, Michael A., E-mail: mike.bailey@taurigroup.co [Biodefense Research Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, 40 Convent Drive, MSC 3005, Bethesda, MD 20814 (United States); Popernack, Paul M. [Biodefense Research Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, 40 Convent Drive, MSC 3005, Bethesda, MD 20814 (United States); Cunningham, James M. [Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 (United States); Burton, Dennis R. [Department of Immunology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037 (United States); Department of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037 (United States); Sullivan, Nancy J., E-mail: nsullivan@nih.go [Biodefense Research Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, 40 Convent Drive, MSC 3005, Bethesda, MD 20814 (United States)

2010-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Naturally occurring arsenic in the groundwater at the Kansas City Plant  

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This report describes an investigation concerning the presence of arsenic in concentrations exceeding 0.4 mg/L in the groundwater under the Department of Energy's Kansas City Plant (KCP). The study consisted of four distinct phases: a thorough review of the technical literature, a historical survey of arsenic use at the facility, a laboratory study of existing techniques for determining arsenic speciation, and a field program including water, soil, and sediment sampling. The historical survey and literature review demonstrated that plant activities had not released significant quantities of arsenic to the environment but that similar occurrences of arsenic in alluvial groundwater are widespread in the midwestern United States. Laboratory studies showed that a chromatographic separation technique was necessary to accurately determine arsenic speciation for the KCP groundwater samples. Field studies revealed that naturally occurring reducing conditions prevalent in the subsurface are responsible for dissolving arsenic previously sorbed by iron oxides. Indeed, the data demonstrated that the bulk arsenic concentration of site subsoils and sediments is {approximately}7 mg/kg, whereas the arsenic content of iron oxide subsamples is as high as 84 mg/kg. Literature showed that similar concentrations of arsenic in sediments occur naturally and are capable of producing the levels of arsenic found in groundwater monitoring wells at the KCP. The study concludes, therefore, that the arsenic present in the KCP groundwater is the result of natural phenomena. 44 refs., 8 figs., 14 tabs.

Korte, N.E.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and composition of phases occurring in austenitic stainless steels in thermal and irradiation environments  

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Transmission electron diffraction techniques coupled with quantitative x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy have been used to characterize the phases which develop in austenitic stainless steels during exposure to thermal and to irradiation environments. In AISI 316 and Ti-modified stainless steels some thirteen phases have been identified and characterized in terms of their crystal structure and chemical composition. Irradiation does not produce any completely new phases. However, as a result of radiation-induced segregation principally of Ni and Si, and of enhanced diffusion rates, several major changes in phase relationships occur during irradiation. Firstly, phases characteristic of remote regions of the phase diagram appear unexpectedly and dissolve during postirradiation annealing (radiation-induced phases). Secondly, some phases develop with their compositions significantly altered by the incorporation of Ni or Si (radiation-modified phases).

Lee, E.H.; Maziasz, P.J.; Rowcliffe, A.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

On the initial phenomena occurring in lead/lead collisions at relativistic energies  

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A new study of the initial phenomena occurring in the fireball should confirm the predicted creation of a new state of nuclear matter having a lifetime of 0.17 yoctosecond and releasing an energy of 3.87 GeV. The energy-time uncertainty relation might be connected with an up to now unsuspected momentum-position uncertainty relation holding in a three-dimensional time. This new point of view leads to the interpretation of the charge of a particle as being a rotational motion in time, to a new interpretation of inertia, and to a new interpretation of the color of a particle. The transverse momentum observed in the study of the fireball might be the signature of this motion in time of the charge.

C. Ythier; G. Mouze

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Model independent determination of the spin of the {sup 180}Ta naturally occurring isomer  

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The hyperfine structures of the 33715.27 cm{sup -1} and 33706.47 cm{sup -1} transitions from the ground state of singly ionized Ta have been measured by collinear laser spectroscopy. The structures were found to contain a large second order contribution. From fitting the observed hyperfine components for both {sup 181}Ta and the {sup 180}Ta naturally occurring isomer it was possible to determine the first and second order hyperfine structure coefficients. As no model independent determination of the nuclear spin of the {sup 180}Ta isomer has been performed, fitting was attempted for a range of spins. A clear chi-squared minimum is obtained for a nuclear spin of 9, in agreement with model dependent measurements.

Bissell, M. L.; Baczynska, K.; Forest, D. H.; Gardner, M. D.; Tungate, G. [School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Billowes, J.; Campbell, P.; Cheal, B.; Tordoff, B. [Schuster Laboratory, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Eronen, T.; Moore, I. D.; Aeystoe, J. [Department of Physics, University of Jyvaeskylae, PB 35 (YFL), FIN-40014 Jyvaeskylae (Finland)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Some mismatches occurred when simulating fractured reservoirs as homogeneous porous media  

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The understanding of transport processes that occur in naturally fractured geothermal systems is far from being complete. Often, evaluation and numerical simulations of fractured geothermal reservoirs, are carried out by assuming equivalent porous media and homogeneous petrophysical properties within big matrix blocks. The purpose of this paper, is to present a comparison between results obtained from numerical studies of a naturally fractured reservoir treated as a simple porous medium and the simulation of some real aspects of the fractured reservoir. A general conclusion outlines the great practical importance of considering even approximately, the true nature of such systems. Our results show that the homogeneous simplified evaluation of the energy resource in a fractured system, could result in unrealistic estimates of the reservoir capacity to generate electricity.

Mario Cesar Suarez Arriaga; Fernando Samaniego V.; Fernando Rodriguez

1996-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-Step Syngas-to-Distillates (S2D) Synthesis via Methanol and Dimethyl Ether Intermediates: Final Report  

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The objective of the work was to enhance price-competitive, synthesis gas (syngas)-based production of transportation fuels that are directly compatible with the existing vehicle fleet (i.e., vehicles fueled by gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.). To accomplish this, modifications to the traditional methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) process were investigated. In this study, we investigated direct conversion of syngas to distillates using methanol and dimethyl ether intermediates. For this application, a Pd/ZnO/Al2O3 (PdZnAl) catalyst previously developed for methanol steam reforming was evaluated. The PdZnAl catalyst was shown to be far superior to a conventional copper-based methanol catalyst when operated at relatively high temperatures (i.e., >300°C), which is necessary for MTG-type applications. Catalytic performance was evaluated through parametric studies. Process conditions such as temperature, pressure, gas-hour-space velocity, and syngas feed ratio (i.e., hydrogen:carbon monoxide) were investigated. PdZnAl catalyst formulation also was optimized to maximize conversion and selectivity to methanol and dimethyl ether while suppressing methane formation. Thus, a PdZn/Al2O3 catalyst optimized for methanol and dimethyl ether formation was developed through combined catalytic material and process parameter exploration. However, even after compositional optimization, a significant amount of undesirable carbon dioxide was produced (formed via the water-gas-shift reaction), and some degree of methane formation could not be completely avoided. Pd/ZnO/Al2O3 used in combination with ZSM-5 was investigated for direct syngas-to-distillates conversion. High conversion was achieved as thermodynamic constraints are alleviated when methanol and dimethyl are intermediates for hydrocarbon formation. When methanol and/or dimethyl ether are products formed separately, equilibrium restrictions occur. Thermodynamic relaxation also enables the use of lower operating pressures than what would be allowed for methanol synthesis alone. Aromatic-rich hydrocarbon liquid (C5+), containing a significant amount of methylated benzenes, was produced under these conditions. However, selectivity control to liquid hydrocarbons was difficult to achieve. Carbon dioxide and methane formation was problematic. Furthermore, saturation of the olefinic intermediates formed in the zeolite, and necessary for gasoline production, occurred over PdZnAl. Thus, yield to desirable hydrocarbon liquid product was limited. Evaluation of other oxygenate-producing catalysts could possibly lead to future advances. Potential exists with discovery of other types of catalysts that suppress carbon dioxide and light hydrocarbon formation. Comparative techno-economics for a single-step syngas-to-distillates process and a more conventional MTG-type process were investigated. Results suggest operating and capital cost savings could only modestly be achieved, given future improvements to catalyst performance. Sensitivity analysis indicated that increased single-pass yield to hydrocarbon liquid is a primary need for this process to achieve cost competiveness.

Dagle, Robert A.; Lebarbier, Vanessa MC; Lizarazo Adarme, Jair A.; King, David L.; Zhu, Yunhua; Gray, Michel J.; Jones, Susanne B.; Biddy, Mary J.; Hallen, Richard T.; Wang, Yong; White, James F.; Holladay, Johnathan E.; Palo, Daniel R.

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum-Dot Intermediate-Band Solar Cells with Inverted Band Alignment  

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The intermediate-band concept was proposed over a decade ago as a possible route to increase the efficiency of single-junction solar cells. Despite a number of experimental attempts to realize this concept, no efficiency improvement over conventional single-junction solar cells has so far been demonstrated. This is likely due to the fact that the intermediate band itself acts to enhance electron-hole recombination. In this work we propose a novel intermediate-band solar-cell architecture based on doped semiconductor nanostructures having an inverted type-I band alignment with the surrounding host. The recombination of carriers in the nanostructures is prevented by ultra-fast charge transfer to the host, thereby removing the main obstacle to achieve high conversion efficiency.

Francheschetti, A.; Lany, S.; Bester, G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternatives for the disposal of NORM (naturally occurring radioactive materials) wastes in Texas  

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Some of the Texas wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) have been disposed of in a uranium mill tailings impoundment. There is currently no operating disposal facility in Texas to accept these wastes. As a result, some wastes containing extremely small amounts of radioactivity are sent to elaborate disposal sites at extremely high costs. The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority has sponsored a study to investigate lower cost, alternative disposal methods for certain wastes containing small quantities of NORM. This paper presents the results of a multipathway safety analysis of various scenarios for disposing of wastes containing limited quantities of NORM in Texas. The wastes include pipe scales and sludges from oil and gas production, residues from rare-earth mineral processing, and water treatment resins, but exclude large-volume, diffuse wastes (coal fly ash, phosphogypsum). The purpose of the safety analysis is to define concentration and quantity limits for the key nuclides of NORM that will avoid dangerous radiation exposures under different waste disposal scenarios.

Nielson, K.K.; Rogers, V.C. (Rogers Associates Engineering Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)); Pollard, C.G. (Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority, Austin (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background in the context of land contaminated with naturally occurring radioactive material  

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The financial implications of choosing a particular threshold for clearance of radioactively contaminated land are substantial, particularly when one considers the volume of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) created each year by the production and combustion of fossil fuels and the exploitation of industrial minerals. Inevitably, a compromise needs to be reached between the level of environmental protection sought and the finite resources available for remediation. In the case of natural series radionuclides, any anthropogenic input is always superimposed on the inventory already present in the soil; this 'background' inventory is conventionally disregarded when assessing remediation targets. Unfortunately, the term is not well defined and the concept of 'background dose' is open to alternative interpretations. In this paper, we address the issue of natural background from a geochemical rather than from a solely radiological perspective, illustrating this with an example from the china clay industry. We propose a simple procedure for decision making based on activity concentrations of primordial radionuclides and their progeny. Subsequent calculations of dose need to take into account the mineralogical and chemical characteristics of the contamination, which in the case of NORM are invariably reflected in uranium series disequilibrium.

D Read; G D Read; M C Thorne

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the acoustic pressure distribution occurring around an aerial substation adjacent to apartment buildings  

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The subject matter of the research work presented in this paper refers to the measurements of the values of the acoustic pressure levels (noise) occurring around a main feeding?point aerial substation adjacent to apartment buildings. The paper presents the values of the noise accompanying the particular power devices mainly transformers during their regular operation. The main aim of this research work was the comparison and assessment of the acoustic pressure values measured with the permissible values defined by environmental standards binding in Poland. The research analysis carried out proved that during a long?term operation of power appliances installed in substations the acoustic pressure level that they emit into the environment is not constant but is subject to changes. Thus the increase of the noise level above the permissible values can be the cause of violation of environmental standards. Due to a significant increase of people's awareness and readiness to claim their rights the main consequence of violating the standards is a growing number of claims. Therefore it is imperative that the level of the acoustic pressure be monitored during routine tests especially around high?power transformers.

Sebastian Borucki; Tomasz Boczar; Andrzej Cichon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in the petroleum industry  

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Oil and gas extraction and processing operations sometimes accumulate naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) at concentrations above normal in by-product waste streams. Results from NORM surveys indicate that radionuclide concentrations can be quite variable, ranging from undetectable to extremely high levels. To date, efforts to characterize the geographic distribution of NORM have been limited by poor statistical representation. In addition, the fate of NORM in the environment has not been fully defined, and few human health risk assessment have been conducted. Both the petroleum industry and regulators are becoming increasingly concerned about the presence of NORM. At present, most existing federal environmental regulations do not address oil and gas NORM, and only a few states have developed regulatory programs. Available data suggest that the occurrence of NORM (and associated health risks) is significant enough to warrant increased regulatory control. However, before these regulations can be developed, additional research is needed to (1) better characterize the occurrence and distribution of NORM throughout the industry, (2) quantify hazards posed by NORM to industry workers and the general public, and (3) develop effective waste treatment and minimization technologies that will lower the risk associated with NORM and reduce disposal costs.

Smith, K.P.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Condensation reactions between phenol, formaldehyde and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, formed as intermediate in the acid catalyzed dehydration of starchy products  

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The incorporation of starch hydrolysates in phenolic resins of the novolak and resol type via intermediate acid catalyzed dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) has been investigated. The course...

Helmut Koch; Joachim Pein

1985-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Monitoring Framework for the Detection of Diversion of Intermediate Products in a Generic Natural Uranium Conversion Plant.  

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??The objective of this work is the development of an on-line monitoring and data analysis framework that could detect the diversion of intermediate products such… (more)

Ladd-Lively, Jennifer L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Ocean Sciences 2006 An Estimate of Carbon Sequestration via Antarctic Intermediate Water Formation in the  

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Ocean Sciences 2006 An Estimate of Carbon Sequestration via Antarctic Intermediate Water Formation traditional deep water formation via entrainment of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse-active species collected for oxygen, total carbon, alkalinity, nutrients, and CFCs. The alkalinity and total carbon data

Talley, Lynne D.

187

How to port from IBM AIX to IBM z/OS Skill Level: Intermediate  

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How to port from IBM AIX to IBM z/OS Skill Level: Intermediate Rajan Bhakta (rbhakta This article discusses possible issues that you may encounter when you port XL C/C++ applications from the IBM performance for the application on the z/OS platform after the porting is completed. Porting applications from

188

Targeted Genomic Deletion of the Lens-Specific Intermediate Filament Protein CP49  

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Targeted Genomic Deletion of the Lens-Specific Intermediate Filament Protein CP49 Azita Alizadeh,1, by blocking expression of the fiber cell­specific beaded filament protein CP49. METHODS. The first exon of the mouse CP49 gene was deleted by using targeted genomic deletion techniques. Gene deletion was assessed

Clark, John

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An Intermediate-band imaging survey for high-redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters: The Mahoroba-11  

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We present results of our intermediate-band optical imaging survey for high-$z$ Ly$\\alpha$ emitters (LAEs) using the prime focus camera, Suprime-Cam, on the 8.2m Subaru Telescope. In our survey, we use eleven filters; four broad-band filters ($B$, $R_{\\rm c}$, $i^\\prime$, and $z^\\prime$) and seven intermediate-band filters covering from 500 nm to 720 nm; we call this imaging program as the Mahoroba-11. The seven intermediate-band filters are selected from the IA filter series that is the Suprime-Cam intermediate-band filter system whose spectral resolution is $R = 23$. Our survey has been made in a $34^\\prime \\times 27^\\prime$ sky area in the Subaru XMM Newton Deep Survey field. We have found 409 IA-excess objects that provide us a large photometric sample of strong emission-line objects. Applying the photometric redshift method to this sample, we obtained a new sample of 198 LAE candidates at $3 42.67$ between $z \\sim 3$ and 5.

Yamada, S F; Sumiya, R; Umeda, K; Shioya, Y; Ajiki, M; Nagao, T; Murayama, T; Taniguchi, Y; Yamada, Sanae F.; Sasaki, Shunji S.; Sumiya, Ryoko; Umeda, Kazuyoshi; Shioya, Yasuhiro; Ajiki, Masaru; Nagao, Tohru; Murayama, Takashi; Taniguchi, Yoshiaki

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of nonlinear interaction between bunched beam and intermediate cavities in a relativistic klystron amplifier  

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In intermediate cavities of a relativistic klystron amplifier (RKA) driven by intense relativistic electron beam, the equivalent circuit model, which is widely adopted to investigate the interaction between bunched beam and the intermediate cavity in a conventional klystron design, is invalid due to the high gap voltage and the nonlinear beam loading in a RKA. According to Maxwell equations and Lorentz equation, the self-consistent equations for beam-wave interaction in the intermediate cavity are introduced to study the nonlinear interaction between bunched beam and the intermediate cavity in a RKA. Based on the equations, the effects of modulation depth and modulation frequency of the beam on the gap voltage amplitude and its phase are obtained. It is shown that the gap voltage is significantly lower than that estimated by the equivalent circuit model when the beam modulation is high. And the bandwidth becomes wider as the beam modulation depth increases. An S-band high gain relativistic klystron amplifier is designed based on the result. And the corresponding experiment is carried out on the linear transformer driver accelerator. The peak output power has achieved 1.2 GW with an efficiency of 28.6% and a gain of 46 dB in the corresponding experiment.

Wu, Y. [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Institute of Applied Electronics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Mianyang 621900 (China); Xu, Z.; Li, Z. H. [Institute of Applied Electronics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Tang, C. X. [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-and intermediate-range structural correlations in amorphous silicon carbide: A molecular dynamics study  

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Short- and intermediate-range structural correlations in amorphous silicon carbide: A molecular-range structural correlations in amorphous silicon carbide a-SiC are studied in terms of partial pair distributions.43.Dq, 61.43.Bn, 61.66.Dk, 81.05.Gc I. INTRODUCTION Silicon carbide SiC has been receiving increasing

Southern California, University of

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Coiled-coil intermediate filament stutter instability and molecular unfolding Melis Arslana  

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Coiled-coil intermediate filament stutter instability and molecular unfolding Melis Arslana , Zhao of the discontinuities in the dimer's coiled-coil region is the so-called `stutter' region. The stutter is a region where-tempered metadynamics that for the coil2 domain of vimentin IFs the stutter is more stable in a non

Buehler, Markus J.

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Isospin relaxation time in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies  

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Using an isospin-dependent transport model, we have studied the isospin and momentum relaxation times in the heavy residues formed in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies. It is found that only at incident energies below the Fermi energy...

Li, Ba; Ko, Che Ming.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational Substates of Myoglobin Intermediate Resolved by Picosecond Xray Solution Scattering  

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Conformational Substates of Myoglobin Intermediate Resolved by Picosecond Xray Solution Scattering: Conformational substates of proteins are generally considered to play important roles in regulating protein with the conformational substates using picosecond X-ray solution scattering. By applying kinetic analysis considering all

Ihee, Hyotcherl

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Structure of a Folding Intermediate Reveals the Interplay Between Core and Peripheral Elements in RNA Folding  

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Though the molecular architecture of many native RNA structures has been characterized, the structures of folding intermediates are poorly defined. Here, we present a nucleotide-level model of a highly structured equilibrium folding intermediate of the specificity domain of the Bacillus subtilis RNase P RNA, obtained using chemical and nuclease mapping, circular dichroism spectroscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering and molecular modeling. The crystal structure indicates that the 154 nucleotide specificity domain is composed of several secondary and tertiary structural modules. The structure of the intermediate contains modules composed of secondary structures and short-range tertiary interactions, implying a sequential order of tertiary structure formation during folding. The intermediate lacks the native core and several long-range interactions among peripheral regions, such as a GAAA tetraloop and its receptor. Folding to the native structure requires the local rearrangement of a T-loop in the core in concert with the formation of the GAAA tetraloop-receptor interaction. The interplay of core and peripheral structure formation rationalizes the high degree of cooperativity observed in the folding transition leading to the native structure.

Baird, Nathan J.; Westhof, Eric; Qin, Hong; Pan, Tao; Sosnick, Tobin R. (UC); (CNFRS)

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HIV-1 Fusion Peptide Decreases Bending Energy and Promotes Curved Fusion Intermediates  

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HIV-1 Fusion Peptide Decreases Bending Energy and Promotes Curved Fusion Intermediates Stephanie in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is fusion between the viral envelope and the T x-ray scattering is that the bending modulus KC is greatly reduced upon addition of the HIV fusion

Nagle, John F.

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Spin-injection-induced intermediate state in a Co nanopillar and T. Kimura  

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-milling procedure. Then an ion beam is employed to mill through the top three layers to form a pillar 7 March 2005 A nanoscale pillar consisting of a Co/Cu/Co layered structure was fabricated by means sustains the magnetic precession in the nanopillars. In this work, we show that an intermediate state can

Otani, Yoshichika

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High-Energy Intermediates in Protein Unfolding Characterized by Thiol Labeling under Nativelike Conditions  

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of Fundamental Research, Bangalore 560065, India *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: A protein unfolding reactionHigh-Energy Intermediates in Protein Unfolding Characterized by Thiol Labeling under Nativelike usually appears to be so dominated by a large free energy barrier that identifying and characterizing high-energy

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HIGH QUALITY GERMANIUM PHOTODIODES ON SILICON SUBSTRATES USING AN INTERMEDIATE CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING STEP  

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HIGH QUALITY GERMANIUM PHOTODIODES ON SILICON SUBSTRATES USING AN INTERMEDIATE CHEMICAL MECHANICAL, MA 02139. ABSTRACT Germanium (Ge) photodiodes are capable of high quantum yields and can operate quality Ge/Si can be used to integrate GaAs/Ge solar cells, light emitting devices, and Ge photodiodes

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Kinematically complete experiment on transfer excitation in intermediate-energy p+He collisions  

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We have performed a kinematically complete experiment on transfer excitation in intermediate-energy proton-helium collisions. The differential cross sections were compared to double excitation data and a nonperturbative time-dependent calculation. This comparison reveals the importance of dynamic couplings between the motion of the heavy nuclei and electronic transitions and/or electron-electron correlation effects.

Hasan, A. [Physics Department and Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Research, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65409 (United States); Department of Physics, UAE University, P.O. Box 17551, Alain, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Tooke, B.; Schulz, M. [Physics Department and Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Research, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65409 (United States); Zapukhlyak, M.; Kirchner, T. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, TU Clausthal, Leibnizstrasse 10, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of the Di-iron(VI) Intermediate in Ferrate-Dependent Oxygen Evolution from Water  

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Information ABSTRACT: Molecular oxygen is produced from water via the following reaction of potassium ferrateStudies of the Di-iron(VI) Intermediate in Ferrate-Dependent Oxygen Evolution from Water Rupam consumption of natural abundance water. The derived 18 O KIEs provide insights concerning the identity

Roth, Justine P.

202

On utility-based derivative pricing with and without intermediate trades  

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On utility-based derivative pricing with and without intermediate trades Jan Kallsen and Christoph on the assumption that investors are identical utility maximizers and that deriva- tive supply and demand are balanced. It is closely related to (marginal) utility-based pricing in the sense of Hugonnier et al. (2005

Kallsen, Jan

203

Intermediate-depth Circulation of the Indian and South Pacific Oceans Measured by Autonomous Floats  

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Intermediate-depth Circulation of the Indian and South Pacific Oceans Measured by Autonomous Floats of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, 306 autonomous floats were deployed in the tropical and South autonomous floats that are not acoustically tracked, but rather surface at regular intervals to be located by

Davis, Russ

204

THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 135, 084311 (2011) Electronic and vibrational spectroscopy of intermediates  

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temperature, producing methanol with good selectivity.7 As a result, the reactions of gas-phase metal oxide of intermediates in methane-to-methanol conversion by CoO+ Gokhan Altinay, Abdulkadir Kocak, Jennifer Silva Daluz temperature, cobalt oxide cations directly convert methane to methanol with high selec- tivity but very low

Metz, Ricardo B.

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Interhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models  

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the prescribed tropical heating in both intensity and geographical extent and by inducing remote precipitation anomalies by interaction with the basic state. 1. Introduction Tropical heat sources can remotely influenceInterhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models XUAN

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Intermediate Zonal Jets in the Tropical Pacific Ocean Observed by Argo Floats* SOPHIE CRAVATTE  

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Intermediate Zonal Jets in the Tropical Pacific Ocean Observed by Argo Floats* SOPHIE CRAVATTE´veloppement, LEGOS, Toulouse, France WILLIAM S. KESSLER National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Pacific Argo float data in the tropical Pacific Ocean during January 2003­August 2011 are analyzed to obtain

Boyer, Edmond

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Biomass-Derived Platform Chemicals: Thermodynamic Studies on the Conversion of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural into Bulk Intermediates  

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Biomass-Derived Platform Chemicals: Thermodynamic Studies on the Conversion of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural into Bulk Intermediates ... This work was undertaken to obtain new thermochemical data for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and parent compounds. ... Cellulose and other carbohydrates (e.g., glucose and fructose) can be converted into furanic biofuels via 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), using relatively simple processes such as condensation and hydrogenation reactions. ...

Sergey P. Verevkin; Vladimir N. Emel’yanenko; Elena N. Stepurko; Richardas V. Ralys; Dmitry H. Zaitsau; Annegret Stark

2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Equilibria of the Hadley Circulation in an Intermediate-Complexity Axisymmetric Model  

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A model of intermediate complexity based on quasi-equilibrium theory—a version of the Quasi-Equilibrium Tropical Circulation Model with a prognostic atmospheric boundary layer, as well as two free-tropospheric modes in momentum, and one each in ...

Gilles Bellon; Adam H. Sobel

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soumis J Eur. Ceram. Soc. Intermediate temperature SOFC single cell test  

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powders. I-V characteristics of the single cells were investigated under hydrogen ­ air conditions measurements performed under these operating conditions are discussed. Keywords: Fuel Cells, mixed conducting1 Soumis à J Eur. Ceram. Soc. Intermediate temperature SOFC single cell test using Nd1.95NiO4

Boyer, Edmond

210

Discovery of Eight Recycled Pulsars - The Swinburne Intermediate Latitude Pulsar Survey  

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We have conducted a pulsar survey of intermediate Galactic latitudes (15deg 0.57 Mo and > 1.2 Mo), while anotherhas a low mass (~0.2 Mo) companion in a 23.3-d orbit, residing the well-known orbital period ``gap''.

R. T. Edwards

1999-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of fish as intermediate hosts by helminth parasites: A comparative analysis  

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, but rather struc- tured packets of parasites that travel together along common transmission routes. There may certain fish as intermediate hosts favors the transmission of helminth parasites (Marcogliese 2001, 2002). In line with the ideas of Bush et al. (1993) and Lotz et al. (1995), Poulin and Valtonen (2001) showed

Poulin, Robert

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Naturally occurring heavy radioactive elements in the geothermal microcosm of the Los Azufres (Mexico) volcanic complex  

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Abstract The Los Azufres geothermal complex of central Mexico is characterized by fumaroles and boiling hot-springs. The fumaroles form habitats for extremophilic mosses and ferns. Physico-chemical measurements of two relatively pristine fumarolic microcosms point to their resemblance with the paleo-environment of earth during the Ordovician and Devonian periods. These geothermal habitats were analysed for the distribution of elemental mass fractions in the rhizospheric soil (RS), the native volcanic substrate (VS) and the sediments (S), using the new high-sensitivity technique of polarized x-ray energy dispersive fluorescence spectrometry (PEDXRF) as well as instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) for selected elements. This work presents the results for the naturally occurring heavy radioactive elements (NOHRE) Bi, Th and U but principally the latter two. For the RS, the density was found to be the least and the total organic matter content the most. Bi was found to be negligibly present in all substrate types. The average Th and U mass fractions in the RS were higher than in the VS and about equal to their average mass fractions in the S. The VS mass fraction of Th was higher, and of U lower, than the mass fractions in the earth's crust. In fact for the fumaroles of one site, the average RS mass fractions of these elements were higher than the averaged values for S (without considering the statistical dispersion). The immobilization of the NOHRE in the RS is brought about by the bio-geochemical processes specific to these extremophiles. Its effectiveness is such that despite the small masses of these plants, it compares with, or may sometimes exceed, the immobilization of the NOHRE in the S by the abiotic and aggressive chemical action of the hot-springs. These results indicate that the fumarolic plants are able to transform the volcanic substrate to soil and to affect the NOHRE mass fractions even though these elements are not plant nutrients. Mirrored back to the paleo times when such plant types were ubiquitous, it would mean that the first plants contributed significantly to pedogenesis and the biogeochemical recycling of even the heaviest and radioactive elements. Such plants may potentially be useful for the phytostabilisation of soil moderately contaminated by the NOHRE. Furthermore where applicable, geochronology may require taking into account the influence of the early plants on the NOHRE distributions.

W.A. Abuhani; N. Dasgupta-Schubert; L.M. Villaseñor; D. García Avila; L. Suárez; C. Johnston; S.E. Borjas; S.A. Alexander; S. Landsberger; M.C. Suárez

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods applied to investigate the major VCE that occured in the TOTAL refinery's Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit at La Mede,  

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95-35 Methods applied to investigate the major �VCE that occured in the TOTAL refinery's Fluid.V.C.E, occured in the Gas Plant of the TOTAL refinery's Fluid Catalytic Cracking ünit at La Mede, France sources: control room hard copy and electronically stored records: no deviation of process operating

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Atomic-scale diffusion mechanisms via intermediate species Ant Ural,* P. B. Griffin, and J. D. Plummer  

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available isotopically enriched Si structures yielded the values of the transport capacities of I and V.4 evidence for the intermediate diffusion mechanism of boron in silicon has been obtained at short diffusion an intermediate species determines the overall migration of an impurity. First, we present a general formu- lation

Ural, Ant

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Deglacial Neodymium Isotopic Ratios in the Florida Straits and the Response of Intermediate Waters to Reduced Meridional Overturning Circulation  

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DEGLACIAL NEODYMIUM ISOTOPIC RATIOS IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS AND THE RESPONSE OF INTERMEDIATE WATERS TO REDUCED MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION Major: Geology April 2010 Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate... AND THE RESPONSE OF INTERMEDIATE WATERS TO REDUCED MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION Approved by: Research Advisor: Franco Marcantonio Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research: Robert C. Webb Major: Geology April 2010 Submitted...

Franklin, Alyssa L.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate response to tropical cyclone-induced ocean mixing in an1 Earth system model of intermediate complexity2  

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Climate response to tropical cyclone-induced ocean mixing in an1 Earth system model of intermediate system model of intermediate complexity. The parameterization is based on21 previously published global. Abstract19 We introduce a parameterization of ocean mixing by tropical cyclones (TCs) into20 an Earth

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Protein folding mediated by solvation: water expelling and formation of the hydrophobic core occurs after the structure collapse  

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The interplay between structure-search of the native structure and desolvation in protein folding has been explored using a minimalist model. These results support a folding mechanism where most of the structural formation of the protein is achieved before water is expelled from the hydrophobic core. This view integrates water expulsion effects into the funnel energy landscape theory of protein folding. Comparisons to experimental results are shown for the SH3 protein. After the folding transition, a near-native intermediate with partially solvated hydrophobic core is found. This transition is followed by a final step that cooperatively squeezes out water molecules from the partially hydrated protein core.

Margaret S. Cheung; Angel E. Garcia; Jose N. Onuchic

2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate-band material based on GaAs quantum rings for solar cells  

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The intermediate-band concept is invoked to explain the photoresponse spectra obtained for unbiased devices fabricated from GaAs quantum rings grown by a droplet epitaxy technique on lattice-matched Al{sub 0.3}Ga{sub 0.7}As barriers. The photoresponse spectra where measured at room temperature in the visible-near-infrared spectral range. The presence of the intermediate band in the device active region is confirmed by measuring the mid-infrared photoresponse, which is attributed to the intersubband transitions in the conduction band. The photocurrent was measured at room temperature and found to be about four orders of magnitude larger than the dark current in the voltage range of {+-} 4.0 V.

Wu Jiang; Shao Dali [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States); Li Zhenhua; Kunets, Vasyl P.; Wang Zhiming; Salamo, G. J. [Institute of Nanoscale Materials Science and Engineering, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States); Manasreh, M. O. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States); Institute of Nanoscale Materials Science and Engineering, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States)

2009-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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GaNAsP: An intermediate band semiconductor grown by gas-source molecular beam epitaxy  

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Dilute nitride GaNAsP thin films were grown via a GaAsP metamorphic buffer on GaP(100) substrate with gas-source molecular beam epitaxy. The compositions of this III-V-V-V compound were determined by channeling Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy and nuclear reaction analysis. Photoreflectance shows two distinctive transitions from the valence band to the split conduction bands due to N incorporation. Photoluminescence and optical absorption show the fundamental bandgap of Ga(N)AsP is largely tailored by the small amount of N. The observed multiband characteristics and the bandgap tunability of GaNAsP are two merits that fit into the intermediate-band solar cell roadmap, and GaNAsP of high crystal quality provides a strong candidate for intermediate band solar cell materials.

Kuang, Y. J. [Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Yu, K. M.; Walukiewicz, W. [Electronic Materials Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Electronic Materials Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Kudrawiec, R. [Electronic Materials Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States) [Electronic Materials Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze, Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland); Luce, A. V. [Electronic Materials Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States) [Electronic Materials Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Ting, M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Tu, C. W. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of nuclear stopping in central symmetric nuclear collisions at intermediate energies  

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Nuclear stopping has been investigated in central symmetric nuclear collisions at intermediate energies. Firstly, it is found that the isotropy ratio, Riso, reaches a minimum near the Fermi energy and saturates or slowly increases depending on the mass of the system as the beam energy increases. An approximate scaling based on the size of the system is found above the Fermi energy suggesting the increasing role of in-medium nucleon-nucleon collisions. Secondly, the charge density distributions in velocity space, dZ/dvk and dZ/dv?, reveal a strong memory of the entrance channel and, as such, a sizeable nuclear transparency in the intermediate energy range. Lastly, it is shown that the width of the transverse velocity distribution is proportional to the beam velocity.

C. Escano-Rodriguez; D. Durand; A. Chbihi; J. D. Frankland; the INDRA Collaboration

2005-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTITATIVE TESTS OF ELMS AS INTERMEDIATE N PEELING-BALLOONING MODES  

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OAK A271 QUANTITATIVE TESTS OF ELMS AS INTERMEDIATE N PEELING-BALLOONING MODES. Two of the major issues crucial for the design of the next generation tokamak burning plasma devices are the predictability of the edge pedestal height and control of the divertor heat load in H-mode configurations. Both of these are strongly impacted by edge localized modes (ELMs) and their size. A working model for ELMs is that they are intermediate toroidal mode number, n {approx} 5-30, peeling-ballooning modes driven by the large edge pedestal pressure gradient P{prime} and the associated large edge bootstrap current density J{sub BS}. the interplay between P{prime} and J{sub BS} as a discharge evolves can excite peeling-ballooning modes over a wide spectrum of n. The pedestal current density plays a dual role by stabilizing the high n ballooning modes via opening access to second stability but providing free energy to drive the intermediate n peeling modes. This makes a systematic evaluation of this model particularly challenging. This paper describes recent quantitative tests of this model using experimental data from the DIII-D and the JT-60U tokamaks. These tests are made possible by recent improvements to the ELITE MHD stability code, which allow an efficient evaluation of the unstable peeling-ballooning modes, as well as by improvements to other diagnostic and analysis techniques. Some of the key testable features of this model are: (1) ELMs are triggered when the growth rates of intermediate n MHD modes become significantly large; (2) ELM sizes are related to the radial widths of the unstable modes; (3) the unstable modes have a strong ballooning character localized in the outboard bad curvature region; (4) at high collisionality, ELM size generally becomes smaller because J{sub BS} is reduced.

LAO, LL; SNYDER, PB; LEONARD, AW; OSBORNE, TH; PETRIE, TW; FERRON, JR; GROEBNER, RJ; HORTON, LD; KAMADA, Y; MURAKAMI, M; OIKAWA, T; PEARLSTEIN, LD; SAARELMA, S; STJOHN, HE; THOMAS, DM; TURNBULL, AD; WILSON, HR

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of the NCAR Community Climate Model to the Radiative Forcing by the Naturally Occurring Tropospheric Aerosol  

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We insert the effect of naturally occurring tropospheric aerosols on solar radiation into the NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM). The effect of the aerosol depends on concentration and type (continental, maritime), surface albedo, solar zenith ...

James A. Coakley Jr.; Robert D. Cess

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrations of Naturally Occuring Radionuclides and Fission Products in Brick Samples Fabricated and Used in and Around Greater Dhaka City  

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...Radiation Protection Dosimetry Article Concentrations of Naturally Occuring Radionuclides and Fission Products in Brick Samples...measures to minimise the harmful effects of ionising radiation. The radium equivalent activity concentrations......

S. Roy; M.S. Alam; F.K. Miah; B. Alam

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

The Properties of Field Elliptical Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift. I: Empirical Scaling Laws  

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We present measurements of the Fundamental Plane (FP) parameters (the effective radius, the mean effective surface brightness, and the central velocity dispersion) of six field elliptical galaxies at intermediate redshift. The imaging is taken from the Medium Deep Survey of the Hubble Space Telescope, while the kinematical data are obtained from long-slit spectroscopy using the 3.6-m ESO telescope. The Fundamental Plane appears well defined in the field even at redshift $\\approx$ 0.3. The data show a shift in the FP zero point with respect to the local relation, possibly indicating modest evolution, consistent with the result found for intermediate redshift cluster samples. The FP slopes derived for our field data, plus other cluster ellipticals at intermediate redshift taken from the literature, differ from the local ones, but are still consistent with the interpretation of the FP as a result of homology, of the virial theorem and of the existence of a relation between luminosity and mass, $L \\propto M^{\\eta}$. We also derive the surface brightness vs. effective radius relation for nine galaxies with redshift up to $z \\approx0.6$, and data from the literature; the evolution that can be inferred is consistent with what is found using the FP.

T. Treu; M. Stiavelli; S. Casertano; P. Møller; G. Bertin

1999-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of structure H hydrate equilibria for methane, intermediate hydrocarbon molecules and water systems  

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Clathrate hydrates are inclusion compounds in which guest molecules are engaged by water molecules under favorable conditions of pressure and temperature. The well known structures 1 and 2 have been discovered since last century, while a new structure called H has been recently described in the literature. Since that time, structure H hydrate equilibrium data involving methane and different intermediate liquid hydrocarbon molecules have been published. The equilibrium calculations involving hydrates are based on the fact that the chemical potential of water in the aqueous liquid phase is equal to the one in the hydrate phase. The chemical potential of water in the liquid aqueous phase can be easily described by classical thermodynamic relations, while the chemical potential of water in the hydrates phase is described by the expressions proposed by Van der Walls and Platteeuw derived from an adsorption model based on statistical thermodynamics. The authors present in this paper a set of Kihara potential parameters which enable the calculation of Langmuir constants which characterize the adsorption of some naphthenic and iso-paraffinic intermediate hydrocarbons in the larger cage of structure H hydrates. This work thus allows the computation of structural H hydrate equilibrium conditions for systems made of methane, intermediate hydrocarbon molecules and water.

Thomas, M.; Behar, E. [Inst. Francais du Petrole, Rueil-Malmaison (France)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of waveform requirements for intermediate mass-ratio coalescence searches with advanced detectors  

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The coalescence of a stellar-mass compact object into an intermediate-mass black hole (intermediate mass-ratio coalescence; IMRAC) is an important astrophysical source for ground-based gravitational-wave interferometers in the so-called advanced configuration. However, the ability to carry out effective matched-filter based searches for these systems is limited by the lack of reliable waveforms. Here we consider binaries in which the intermediate-mass black hole has mass in the range 24 - 200 solar masses with a stellar-mass companion having masses in the range 1.4 - 18.5 solar masses. In addition, we constrain the mass ratios, q, of the binaries to be in the range 1/140 searches could be performed with losses in detection rates L in the range 10% searches based on inspiral-only templates lead to a loss in detection rates in the range 27% < L < 50%$, and (iii) templates that include merger and ringdown are essential to prevent losses in detection rates greater than 50%. We investigate the effectiveness with which the inspiral-only portion of the IMRAC waveform space is covered by comparing several existing waveform families in this regime. Our results reinforce the importance of extensive numerical relativity simulations of IMRACs and the need for further studies of suitable approximation schemes in this mass range.

R. J. E. Smith; I. Mandel; A. Vecchio

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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MCNP5 CRITICALITY VALIDATION AND BIAS FOR INTERMEDIATE ENRICHED URANIUM SYSTEMS  

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The purpose of this analysis is to validate the Monte Carlo N-Particle 5 (MCNP5) code Version 1.40 (LA-UR-03-1987, 2005) and its cross-section database for k-code calculations of intermediate enriched uranium systems on INTEL{reg_sign} processor based PC's running any version of the WINDOWS operating system. Configurations with intermediate enriched uranium were modeled with the moderator range of 39 {le} H/Fissile {le} 1438. See Table 2-1 for brief descriptions of selected cases and Table 3-1 for the range of applicability for this validation. A total of 167 input cases were evaluated including bare and reflected systems in a single body or arrays. The 167 cases were taken directly from the previous (Version 4C [Lan 2005]) validation database. Section 2.0 list data used to calculate k-effective (k{sub eff}) for the 167 experimental criticality benchmark cases using the MCNP5 code v1.40 and its cross section database. Appendix B lists the MCNP cross-section database entries validated for use in evaluating the intermediate enriched uranium systems for criticality safety. The dimensions and atom densities for the intermediate enriched uranium experiments were taken from NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03, September 2005, which will be referred to as the benchmark handbook throughout the report. For these input values, the experimental benchmark k{sub eff} is approximately 1.0. The MCNP validation computer runs ran to an accuracy of approximately {+-} 0.001. For the cases where the reported benchmark k{sub eff} was not equal to 1.0000 the MCNP calculational results were normalized. The difference between the MCNP validation computer runs and the experimentally measured k{sub eff} is the MCNP5 v1.40 bias. The USLSTATS code (ORNL 1998) was utilized to perform the statistical analysis and generate an acceptable maximum k{sub eff} limit for calculations of the intermediate enriched uranium type systems.

FINFROCK SH

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for gravitational wave ringdowns from perturbed intermediate mass black holes in LIGO-Virgo data from 2005–2010  

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We report results from a search for gravitational waves produced by perturbed intermediate mass black holes (IMBH) in data collected by LIGO and Virgo between 2005 and 2010. The search was sensitive to astrophysical sources ...

Aggarwal, Nancy

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Some relationships between contents of photosynthetic intermediates and the rate of photosynthetic carbon assimilation in leaves of Zea mays L.  

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The relationship between the gas-exchange characteristics of attached leaves of Zea mays L. and the contents of photosynthetic intermediates was examined at different intercellular partial pressure of CO2 and at ...

Richard C. Leegood; Susanne von Caemmerer

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Photonic Radio-Frequency Phase Detector based on Radio-Frequency to Intermediate-Frequency Phase Mapping  

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A photonic radio-frequency phase detector based on radio-frequency (RF) to intermediate-frequency mapping is demonstrated, and the theoretical principle of the design is explained.

Sun, Dongning; Dong, Yi; Wang, Siwei; Xia, Zongyang; Xie, Weilin; Shi, Hongxiao; Yi, Lilin; Hu, Weisheng

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Online measurements of the emissions of intermediate-volatility and semi-volatile organic compounds from aircraft  

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A detailed understanding of the climate and air quality impacts of aviation requires measurements of the emissions of intermediate-volatility and semi-volatile organic compounds (I/SVOCs) from aircraft. Currently both the ...

Herndon, S. C.

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Effects of Intermediate Ethanol Blends on Legacy Vehicles and Small Non-Road Engines, Report 1 - Updated  

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Intended for policymakers and others who make decisions about, and set guidelines for, the proper use of intermediate ethanol blends such as E20 in both vehicle engines and other engine types.

Knoll, K.; West, B.; Clark, W.; Graves, R.; Orban, J.; Przesmitzki, S.; Theiss, T.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Sc???Ce????Zr????O? ELECTROLYTE MATERIAL FOR INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS  

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Scandia doped zirconia has been considered a candidate for electrolyte material in intermediate temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) due to its high ionic conductivity, chemical stability and good electrochemical performance. The aim...

Lim, Wendy

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural insights into an equilibrium folding intermediate of an archaeal ankyrin repeat protein  

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...state. Folding studies on naturally occuring AR proteins have until now focused only...significantly more stable compared with naturally occurring AR proteins (29). Therefore we propose that ARs with the highest...collected in house at -180 ° C with Cu K a radiation ( l = 1.5418 a) using a rotating-anode...

Christian Löw; Ulrich Weininger; Piotr Neumann; Mirjam Klepsch; Hauke Lilie; Milton T. Stubbs; Jochen Balbach

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy barriers, cooperativity, and hidden intermediates in the folding of small proteins  

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Current theoretical views of the folding process of small proteins (<{approx}100 amino acids) postulate that the landscape of potential mean force (PMF) for the formation of the native state has a funnel shape and that the free energy barrier to folding arises from the chain configurational entropy only. However, recent theoretical studies on the formation of hydrophobic clusters with explicit water suggest that a barrier should exist on the PMF of folding, consistent with the fact that protein folding generally involves a large positive activation enthalpy at room temperature. In addition, high-resolution structural studies of the hidden partially unfolded intermediates have revealed the existence of non-native interactions, suggesting that the correction of the non-native interactions during folding should also lead to barriers on PMF. To explore the effect of a PMF barrier on the folding behavior of proteins, we modified Zwanzig's model for protein folding with an uphill landscape of PMF for the formation of transition states. We found that the modified model for short peptide segments can satisfy the thermodynamic and kinetic criteria for an apparently two-state folding. Since the Levinthal paradox can be solved by a stepwise folding of short peptide segments, a landscape of PMF with a locally uphill search for the transition state and cooperative stabilization of folding intermediates/native state is able to explain the available experimental results for small proteins. We speculate that the existence of cooperative hidden folding intermediates in small proteins could be the consequence of the highly specific structures of the native state, which are selected by evolution to perform specific functions and fold in a biologically meaningful time scale.

Bai Yawen [Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Building 37, Room 6114E, Bethesda, MD 20892 (United States)]. E-mail: yawen@helix.nih.gov

2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Insight into Organometallic Intermediate and Its Evolution to Covalent Bonding in Surface-Confined Ullmann Polymerization  

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‡ Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1650 Boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, QC J3X 1S2, Canada ... A combined study using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), low energy electron diffraction (LEED), near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy and first-principles calculations unveils the structural conformation of substrate-bound phenylene intermediates generated from 1,4-dibromobenzene precursors on Cu(110), showing the stabilizing role of the halogen. ...

Marco Di Giovannantonio; Mohamed El Garah; Josh Lipton-Duffin; Vincent Meunier; Luis Cardenas; Yannick Fagot Revurat; Albano Cossaro; Alberto Verdini; Dmitrii F. Perepichka; Federico Rosei; Giorgio Contini

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GRB 000301C: a possible short/intermediate duration burst connected to a DLA system  

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We discuss two main aspects of the GRB 000301C afterglow (Fynbo et al. 2000, Jensen et al. 2000); its short duration and its possible connection with a Damped Ly-alpha Absorber (DLA). GRB 000301C falls in the short class of bursts, though it is consistent with belonging to the proposed intermediate class or the extreme short end of the distribution of long-duration GRBs. Based on two VLT spectra we estimate the HI column density to be Log(N(HI))=21.2+/-0.5. This is the first direct indication of a connection between GRB host galaxies and Damped Ly-alpha Absorbers.

J. Gorosabel; J. U. Fynbo; B. L. Jensen; P. Moller; H. Pedersen; J. Hjorth; M. I. Andersen; K. Hurley

2001-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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85,000-GPM, single-stage, single-suction LMFBR intermediate centrifugal pump  

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The mechanical and hydraulic design features of the 85,000-gpm, single-stage, single-suction pump test article, which is designed to circulate liquid-sodium coolant in the intermediate heat-transport system of a Large-Scale Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LS-LMFBR), are described. The design and analytical considerations used to satisfy the pump performance and operability requirements are presented. The validation of pump hydraulic performance using a hydraulic scale-model pump is discussed, as is the featute test for the mechanical-shaft seal system.

Fair, C.E.; Cook, M.E. Huber, K.A.; Rohde, R.

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An intermediate-band photometric study of the "Globular Cluster" NGC 2419  

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NGC 2419 is one of the remotest star clusters in the Milky Way halo and its exact nature is yet unclear: While it has traits reminiscent of a globular cluster (GC), its large radius and suggestions of an abundance spread have fueled the discussion about its origin in an extragalactic environment, possibly the remnants of the accretion of a dwarf galaxy. Here, we present first results from deep intermediate-band photometry of NGC 2419, which enables us to search for chemical (light element) abundance variations, metallicity spreads, and thus multiple stellar populations through well calibrated Stroemgren indices.

Koch, Andreas; Feltzing, Sofia; Aden, Daniel; Kacharov, Nikolay; Wilkinson, Mark I

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Partially filled intermediate band of Cr-doped GaN films  

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We investigated the band structure of sputtered Cr-doped GaN (GaCrN) films using optical absorption, photoelectron yield spectroscopy, and charge transport measurements. It was found that an additional energy band is formed in the intrinsic band gap of GaN upon Cr doping, and that charge carriers in the material move in the inserted band. Prototype solar cells showed enhanced short circuit current and open circuit voltage in the n-GaN/GaCrN/p-GaN structure compared to the GaCrN/p-GaN structure, which validates the proposed concept of an intermediate-band solar cell.

Sonoda, S. [Department of Electronics, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto 606-8585 (Japan)

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed Fuel Strategy for Carbon Deposition Mitigation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at Intermediate Temperatures  

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Mixed Fuel Strategy for Carbon Deposition Mitigation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at Intermediate Temperatures ... (1-4) Although the concept of SOFCs was first reported more than one century ago,(5) major technological advances in cell materials, reactor configuration, operation mode, and balance of plant system integration and optimization were realized in the last 20–30 years only. ... The hybrid start-up process is optimized with respect to a specific setup as an example, but is of general nature and utility to similar systems. ...

Chao Su; Yubo Chen; Wei Wang; Ran Ran; Zongping Shao; João C. Diniz da Costa; Shaomin Liu

2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Lead in Your Drinking Water Lead (Pb) is an extremely toxic heavy metal that unfortunately occurs widely in  

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Lead in Your Drinking Water Lead (Pb) is an extremely toxic heavy metal that unfortunately occurs of metallic lead in the soil (4) Drinking water ­ water as it leaves the treatment plant has no lead;Common metals used for the supply pipe are lead, copper and galvanized iron. Also in the system

Maynard, J. Barry

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(LNG) production. Volitional selection occurs, for instance, in verbal fluency and verb generation, tasks widely used as  

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#12;(LNG) production. Volitional selection occurs, for instance, in verbal fluency and verb attention focusing on incorpo- rating response selection into contemporary models of LNG and speech. One-general processes has important theoretical impli- cations for modelling of spoken LNG behaviour. Contempo- rary

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The impact of co-occurring tree and grassland species on carbon sequestration and potential biofuel production  

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The impact of co-occurring tree and grassland species on carbon sequestration and potential biofuel for terrestrial carbon sequestration and potential biofuel production. For P. strobus, above- ground plant carbon harvest for biofuel would result in no net carbon sequestration as declines in soil carbon offset plant

Weiblen, George D

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PUBLISHED ONLINE: 24 JANUARY 2010 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS1509 Naturally occurring resonators in random lasing of  

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ARTICLES PUBLISHED ONLINE: 24 JANUARY 2010 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS1509 Naturally occurring resonators to trap the SE radiation. This disorder type may be formed owing to refractive-index fluctuations, nr the SE radiation formed in the gain medium outside the excited area. In this case the optical gain needs

Loss, Daniel

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Film #1 -The developing brain: Issues to think about 1. Prenatally, what (generally) occurs in the final 12 weeks?  

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Film #1 - The developing brain: Issues to think about 1. Prenatally, what (generally) occurs-Nurture issue: How much flexibility is there in brain development? How much plasticity is there? 5. What to the neural connections? #12;Film #2 - The Childs Brain: Issues to think about. 1. What is meant by the phrase

Sergio, Lauren E.

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Shoal and prey patch choice by co-occurring fishes and prawns: inter-taxa use of socially transmitted cues  

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...2008 research-article Shoal and prey patch choice by co-occurring fishes and prawns...themselves, and even selecting foraging patches located close to them. Prawns were seen...cues should indirectly influence prey patch choice. Specifically, we predicted that...

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Water in a Crowd In many situations, form biology to geology, water occurs not as the pure bulk  

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Water in a Crowd In many situations, form biology to geology, water occurs not as the pure bulk species, and interacting with large organic molecules. In such situations, water does not behave in the same manner as it does in the pure bulk liquid. Water dynamics are fundamental to many processes

Fayer, Michael D.

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Reservoir Modeling by Data Integration via Intermediate Spaces and Artificial Intelligence Tools in MPS Simulation Frameworks  

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Conditioning stochastic simulations are very important in many geostatistical applications that call for the introduction of nonlinear and multiple-point data in reservoir modeling. Here, a new methodology is proposed for the incorporation of different data types into multiple-point statistics (MPS) simulation frameworks. Unlike the previous techniques that call for an approximate forward model (filter) for integration of secondary data into geologically constructed models, the proposed approach develops an intermediate space where all the primary and secondary data are easily mapped onto. Definition of the intermediate space, as may be achieved via application of artificial intelligence tools like neural networks and fuzzy inference systems, eliminates the need for using filters as in previous techniques. The applicability of the proposed approach in conditioning MPS simulations to static and geologic data is verified by modeling a real example of discrete fracture networks using conventional well-log data. The training patterns are well reproduced in the realizations, while the model is also consistent with the map of secondary data.

Ahmadi, Rouhollah, E-mail: rouhollahahmadi@yahoo.com [Amirkabir University of Technology, PhD Student at Reservoir Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Amirkabir University of Technology, PhD Student at Reservoir Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khamehchi, Ehsan [Amirkabir University of Technology, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Amirkabir University of Technology, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

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Cataclysmic variables from a ROSAT/2MASS selection I: Four new intermediate polars  

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We report the first results from a new search for cataclysmic variables (CVs) using a combined X-ray (ROSAT) / infrared (2MASS) target selection that discriminates against background AGN. Identification spectra were obtained at the Isaac Newton Telescope for a total of 174 targets, leading to the discovery of 12 new CVs. Initially devised to find short-period low-mass-transfer CVs, this selection scheme has been very successful in identifying new intermediate polars. Photometric and spectroscopic follow-up observations identify four of the new CVs as intermediate polars: 1RXSJ063631.9+353537 (Porb~201min, Pspin=1008.3408s or 930.5829), 1RXSJ070407.9+262501 (Porb~250min, Pspin=480.708s), 1RXSJ173021.5-055933 (Porb=925.27min, Pspin=128.0s), and 1RXSJ180340.0+401214 (Porb=160.21min, Pspin=1520.51s). RXJ1730, also a moderately bright hard X-ray source in the INTEGRAL/IBIS Galactic plane survey, resembles the enigmatic AE Aqr. It is likely that its white dwarf is not rotating at the spin equilibrium period, and the system may represent a short-lived phase in CV evolution.

B. T. Gaensicke; T. R. Marsh; A. Edge; P. Rodriguez-Gil; D. Steeghs; S. Araujo-Betancor; E. Harlaftis; O. Giannakis; S. Pyrzas; L. Morales-Rueda; A. Aungwerojwit

2005-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on hadron structure from photo-reactions at intermediate energies: Proceedings  

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This report contains papers on the following topics: The proton compton effect: Recent measurements of the electric and magnetic polorizabilities of the proton; experiments on the electric polarizability of the neutron; chiral symmetry and nucleon polarizabilities; chiral model predictions for electromagnetic polarizabilities of the nucleon, a consumer report; the polarizabilities of bound nucleons; nucleon polarizability in free space and in nuclear matter; mechanisms of photon scattering on nucleons at intermediate energies; pion polarizabilities in chiral perturbation theory; pion polarizabilities and the shielding of {sigma}(700)-meson exchange in {gamma}{gamma}{yields}{pi}{pi} processes; pion and kaon polarizabilities in the quark confinement model; radiative pion photoproduction and pion polarizabilities; pion and sigma polarizabilities and radiative transitions; the quadrupole amplitude in the {gamma}{Nu}-{Delta} transition; pion photoproduction and the {gamma}{Nu}-{Delta} amplitudes; effective- lagrangians, Watson`s theorem, and the E2/M1 mixing ratio in the excitation of the delta resonance; new measurements of the p({rvec {gamma}}, {pi}{sup o}) reaction; multipole analyses and photo-decay couplings at intermediate energies; compton scattering off the proton; connections between compton scattering and pion photoproduction in the delta region; single-pion electroproduction and the transverse one-half and scalar helicity transition form factors; relativistic effects, QCD mixing angles, and {Nu} {yields} {Nu}{gamma} and {Delta} {yields} {gamma}{Nu} transition form factors; electroproduction studies of the {Nu} {yields} {Delta} transition at bates and CEBAF.

Nathan, A.M.; Sandorfi, A.M. [eds.

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model  

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The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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QUENCHING STAR FORMATION AT INTERMEDIATE REDSHIFTS: DOWNSIZING OF THE MASS FLUX DENSITY IN THE GREEN VALLEY  

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The bimodality in galaxy properties has been observed at low and high redshifts, with a clear distinction between star-forming galaxies in the blue cloud and passively evolving objects in the red sequence; the absence of galaxies with intermediate properties indicates that the quenching of star formation and subsequent transition between populations must happen rapidly. In this paper, we present a study of over 100 transiting galaxies in the so-called green valley at intermediate redshifts (z {approx} 0.8). By using very deep spectroscopy with the DEIMOS instrument at the Keck telescope we are able to infer the star formation histories of these objects and measure the stellar mass flux density transiting from the blue cloud to the red sequence when the universe was half its current age. Our results indicate that the process happened more rapidly and for more massive galaxies in the past, suggesting a top-down scenario in which the massive end of the red sequence is forming first. This represents another aspect of downsizing, with the mass flux density moving toward smaller galaxies in recent times.

Goncalves, Thiago S.; Menendez-Delmestre, Karin [Observatorio do Valongo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Ladeira Pedro Antonio, 43, Saude 20080-090 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Martin, D. Christopher; Wyder, Ted K. [California Institute of Technology, MC 278-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Koekemoer, Anton, E-mail: tsg@astro.ufrj.br [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IRAS 22198+6336: DISCOVERY OF AN INTERMEDIATE-MASS HOT CORE  

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We present new Submillimeter Array and Plateau de Bure Interferometer observations of the intermediate-mass object IRAS 22198+6336 in the millimeter continuum and in several molecular line transitions. The millimeter continuum emission reveals a strong and compact source with a mass of {approx}5 M {sub sun} and with properties of Class 0 objects. CO emission shows an outflow with a quadrupolar morphology centered on the position of the dust condensation. The CO outflow emission seems to come from two distinct outflows, one of them associated with SiO outflow emission. A large set of molecular lines has been detected toward a compact dense core clearly coincident with the compact millimeter source, and showing a velocity gradient perpendicular to the outflow traced by CO and SiO. The chemically rich spectrum and the rotational temperatures derived from CH{sub 3}CN and CH{sub 3}OH (100-150 K) indicate that IRAS 22198+6336 is harboring one of the few intermediate-mass hot cores known at present.

Sanchez-Monge, Alvaro; Estalella, Robert [Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia (IEEC-UB), Institut de Ciencies del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona, Marti i Franques, 1, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Palau, Aina [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Campus UAB-Facultat de Ciencies, Torre C5-parell 2, E-08193 Bellaterra, Catalunya (Spain); Kurtz, Stan [Centro de RadioastronomIa y Astrofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 3-72, 58090, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico); Zhang Qizhou [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Di Francesco, James [Conseil national de recherches Canada, Institut Herzberg d'astrophysique, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC (Canada); Shepherd, Debra, E-mail: asanchez@am.ub.e [NRAO, P.O. Box O, Socorro, NM 87801-0387 (United States)

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Prospects for intermediate mass black hole binary searches with advanced gravitational-wave detectors  

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We estimated the sensitivity of the upcoming advanced, ground-based gravitational-wave observatories (the upgraded LIGO and Virgo and the KAGRA interferometers) to coalescing intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). We added waveforms modeling the gravitational radiation emitted by IMBHBs to detectors' simulated data and searched for the injected signals with the coherent WaveBurst algorithm. The tested binary's parameter space covers non-spinning IMBHBs with source-frame total masses between 50 and 1050 $\\text{M}_{\\odot}$ and mass ratios between $1/6$ and 1$\\,$. We found that advanced detectors could be sensitive to these systems up to a range of a few Gpc. A theoretical model was adopted to estimate the expected observation rates, yielding up to a few tens of events per year. Thus, our results indicate that advanced detectors will have a reasonable chance to collect the first direct evidence for intermediate mass black holes and open a new, intriguing channel for probing the Universe over cosmological scales.

G. Mazzolo; F. Salemi; M. Drago; V. Necula; C. Pankow; G. A. Prodi; V. Re; V. Tiwari; G. Vedovato; I. Yakushin; S. Klimenko

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Q-dependence of the spin fluctuations in the intermediate valence compound CePd3  

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We report inelastic neutron scattering experiments on a single crystal of the intermediate valence compound CePd3. At 300 K the magnetic scattering is quasielastic, with half-width G = 23 meV, and is independent of momentum transfer Q. At low temperature, the Q-averaged magnetic spectrum is inelastic, exhibiting a broad peak centered near E-max = 55 meV. These results, together with the temperature dependence of the susceptibility, 4f occupation number, and specific heat, can be fit by the Kondo/Anderson impurity model. The low temperature scattering near Emax, however, shows significant variations with Q, reflecting the coherence of the 4f lattice. The intensity is maximal at (1/2, 1/2, 0), intermediate at (1/2, 0, 0) and (0, 0, 0), and weak at (1/2, 1/2, 1/2). We discuss this Q-dependence in terms of current ideas about coherence in heavy fermion systems.

Fanelli, V. R.; Lawrence, J. M.; Goremychkin, E. A.; Osborn, R.; Bauer, E. D.; McClellan, K. J.; Thompson, J. D.; Booth, C. H.; Christianson, A. D.; Riseborough, P. S.

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THE INSIDIOUS BOOSTING OF THERMALLY PULSING ASYMPTOTIC GIANT BRANCH STARS IN INTERMEDIATE-AGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD CLUSTERS  

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In the recent controversy about the role of thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch (TP-AGB) stars in evolutionary population synthesis (EPS) models of galaxies, one particular aspect is puzzling: TP-AGB models aimed at reproducing the lifetimes and integrated fluxes of the TP-AGB phase in Magellanic Cloud (MC) clusters, when incorporated into EPS models, are found to overestimate, to various extents, the TP-AGB contribution in resolved star counts and integrated spectra of galaxies. In this paper, we call attention to a particular evolutionary aspect, linked to the physics of stellar interiors, that in all probability is the main cause of this conundrum. As soon as stellar populations intercept the ages at which red giant branch stars first appear, a sudden and abrupt change in the lifetime of the core He-burning phase causes a temporary 'boost' in the production rate of subsequent evolutionary phases, including the TP-AGB. For a timespan of about 0.1 Gyr, triple TP-AGB branches develop at slightly different initial masses, causing their frequency and contribution to the integrated luminosity of the stellar population to increase by a factor of ?2. The boost occurs for turn-off masses of ?1.75 M{sub ?}, just in the proximity of the expected peak in the TP-AGB lifetimes (for MC metallicities), and for ages of ?1.6 Gyr. Coincidently, this relatively narrow age interval happens to contain the few very massive MC clusters that host most of the TP-AGB stars used to constrain stellar evolution and EPS models. This concomitance makes the AGB-boosting particularly insidious in the context of present EPS models. As we discuss in this paper, the identification of this evolutionary effect brings about three main consequences. First, we claim that present estimates of the TP-AGB contribution to the integrated light of galaxies derived from MC clusters are biased toward too large values. Second, the relative TP-AGB contribution of single-burst populations falling in this critical age range cannot be accurately derived by approximations such as the fuel consumption theorem, which ignore, by construction, the above evolutionary effect. Third, a careful revision of AGB star populations in intermediate-age MC clusters is urgently demanded, promisingly with the aid of detailed sets of stellar isochrones.

Girardi, Léo [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova-INAF, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Marigo, Paola [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia Galileo Galilei, Università di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 3, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Bressan, Alessandro [SISSA, via Bonomea 365, I-34136 Trieste (Italy); Rosenfield, Philip [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)

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Natural convection in shallow porous cavities near the density maximum: the conduction and intermediate regimes  

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......and to the design of solar energy collectors. Convection in shallow...where x and y are the horizontal and vertical coordinates, and u and v are the horizontal and vertical Darcy...central core regions horizontal changes will occur......

D. M. Leppinen; D. A. S. Rees

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Kinetic study of steam gasification of two mineralogically different lignite chars: An active site/intermediate model  

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Abstract A new active site/intermediate model (ASIM) is formulated in terms of a simplified calcium-catalyzed mechanism of char gasification to characterize a conversion-dependent maximum in reaction rate. In a limited case, the model is retrogressed to a common volumetric model (VM). Two sets of kinetic data were experimentally gathered by steam gasification of two lignite chars in a fixed bed reactor with negligible mass diffusion limitation. The gasification behaviors of two chars were, respectively, representative of catalyzed and uncatalyzed gasification as a result of the influences of different mineral components in them. It was found that ASIM intimately fit the kinetic profiles over the entire range of conversion for both catalyzed and uncatalyzed char gasification, demonstrating the good adaptability to varying chars. The model could determine the activation energies for the formation of the total carbon-containing gases and of two individual gases (CO and CO2) from the oxygenated intermediate. Moreover, for the case of catalyzed gasification, ASIM reasonably predicted the formation, growth and decline of the intermediate with carbon conversion as well as the change in the intermediate concentration with gasification temperature. For the case of uncatalyzed gasification, the model portrayed essentially a linear decline in the intermediate concentration with increasing carbon conversion, similar to VM.

Jia Tang; Xuantao Wu; Jie Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dawes Review 2: Nucleosynthesis and stellar yields of low and intermediate-mass single stars  

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The chemical evolution of the Universe is governed by the chemical yields from stars, which in turn is determined primarily by the initial stellar mass. Even stars as low as 0.9Msun can, at low metallicity, contribute to the chemical evolution of elements. Stars less massive than about 10Msun experience recurrent mixing events that can significantly change the surface composition of the envelope, with observed enrichments in carbon, nitrogen, fluorine, and heavy elements synthesized by the slow neutron capture process (the s-process). Low and intermediate mass stars release their nucleosynthesis products through stellar outflows or winds, in contrast to massive stars that explode as core-collapse supernovae. Here we review the stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis for single stars up to ~10Msun from the main sequence through to the tip of the asymptotic giant branch (AGB). We include a discussion of the main uncertainties that affect theoretical calculations and review the latest observational data, which are...

Karakas, Amanda I

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Characterization of noise from an isolated intermediate-sized wind turbine  

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Community-based wind power companies provide subscriptions to individual homeowners and businesses for power generated by a locally installed turbine. Typically such turbines are of an intermediate size such as the Vestas V20 120-kW turbines operated by the Cascade Community Wind Company in several locations within Washington state. This model turbine has a tower height of 80 feet with a rotor diameter of 60 ft. Each turbine is installed individually on leased land with no other turbines nearby. Noise measurements of a turbine located in Thorp WA were obtained in a variety of weather conditions. On several occasions with low to moderate wind speeds the turbine was stopped enabling the calculation of noise due to the turbine only. Results will be presented showing spectral content and sound pressure level contours for a range of wind speeds.

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Random sampling of the Green’s Functions for reversible reactions with an intermediate state  

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Exact random variate generators were developed to sample Green’s functions used in Brownian Dynamics (BD) algorithms for the simulations of chemical systems. These algorithms, which use less than a kilobyte of memory, provide a useful alternative to the table look-up method that has been used in similar work. The cases that are studied with this approach are (1) diffusion-influenced reactions; (2) reversible diffusion-influenced reactions and (3) reactions with an intermediate state such as enzymatic catalysis. The results are validated by comparison with those obtained by the Independent Reaction Times (IRT) method. This work is part of our effort in developing models to understand the role of radiation chemistry in the radiation effects on human body and may eventually be included in event-based models of space radiation risk.

Plante, Ianik, E-mail: ianik.plante-1@nasa.gov [Division of Space Life Sciences, Universities Space Research Association, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058 (United States)] [Division of Space Life Sciences, Universities Space Research Association, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058 (United States); Devroye, Luc, E-mail: lucdevroye@gmail.com [School of Computer Science, McGill University, 3480 University Street, Montreal, Canada H3A 0E9 (Canada)] [School of Computer Science, McGill University, 3480 University Street, Montreal, Canada H3A 0E9 (Canada); Cucinotta, Francis A., E-mail: Francis.A.Cucinotta@nasa.gov [NASA Johnson Space Center, Bldg 37, Mail Code SK, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058 (United States)

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Workshop on hadron structure from photo-reactions at intermediate energies: Proceedings  

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This report contains papers on the following topics: The proton compton effect: Recent measurements of the electric and magnetic polorizabilities of the proton; experiments on the electric polarizability of the neutron; chiral symmetry and nucleon polarizabilities; chiral model predictions for electromagnetic polarizabilities of the nucleon, a consumer report; the polarizabilities of bound nucleons; nucleon polarizability in free space and in nuclear matter; mechanisms of photon scattering on nucleons at intermediate energies; pion polarizabilities in chiral perturbation theory; pion polarizabilities and the shielding of [sigma](700)-meson exchange in [gamma][gamma][yields][pi][pi] processes; pion and kaon polarizabilities in the quark confinement model; radiative pion photoproduction and pion polarizabilities; pion and sigma polarizabilities and radiative transitions; the quadrupole amplitude in the [gamma][Nu]-[Delta] transition; pion photoproduction and the [gamma][Nu]-[Delta] amplitudes; effective- lagrangians, Watson's theorem, and the E2/M1 mixing ratio in the excitation of the delta resonance; new measurements of the p([rvec [gamma

Nathan, A.M.; Sandorfi, A.M. (eds.)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate-band photosensitive device with quantum dots having tunneling barrier embedded in organic matrix  

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A plurality of quantum dots each have a shell. The quantum dots are embedded in an organic matrix. At least the quantum dots and the organic matrix are photoconductive semiconductors. The shell of each quantum dot is arranged as a tunneling barrier to require a charge carrier (an electron or a hole) at a base of the tunneling barrier in the organic matrix to perform quantum mechanical tunneling to reach the respective quantum dot. A first quantum state in each quantum dot is between a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) and a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of the organic matrix. Wave functions of the first quantum state of the plurality of quantum dots may overlap to form an intermediate band.

Forrest, Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI)

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH TEMPERATURE TREATMENT OF INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES - SIA RADON EXPERIENCE  

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This review describes high temperature methods of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste (LILW) treatment currently used at SIA Radon. Solid and liquid organic and mixed organic and inorganic wastes are subjected to plasma heating in a shaft furnace with formation of stable leach resistant slag suitable for disposal in near-surface repositories. Liquid inorganic radioactive waste is vitrified in a cold crucible based plant with borosilicate glass productivity up to 75 kg/h. Radioactive silts from settlers are heat-treated at 500-700 0C in electric furnace forming cake following by cake crushing, charging into 200 L barrels and soaking with cement grout. Various thermochemical technologies for decontamination of metallic, asphalt, and concrete surfaces, treatment of organic wastes (spent ion-exchange resins, polymers, medical and biological wastes), batch vitrification of incinerator ashes, calcines, spent inorganic sorbents, contaminated soil, treatment of carbon containing 14C nuclide, reactor graphite, lubricants have been developed and implemented.

Sobolev, I.A.; Dmitriev, S.A.; Lifanov, F.A.; Kobelev, A.P.; Popkov, V.N.; Polkanov, M.A.; Savkin, A.E.; Varlakov, A.P.; Karlin, S.V.; Stefanovsky, S.V.; Karlina, O.K.; Semenov, K.N.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternatives generation and analysis for the Phase I intermediate waste feed staging system design requirements  

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This alternatives generation and analysis (AGA) addresses the question: What is the design basis for the facilities required to stage low-level waste (LLW) feed to the Phase I private contractors? Alternative designs for the intermediate waste feed staging system were developed, analyzed, and compared. Based on these analyses, this document recommends installing mixer pumps in the central pump pit of double-shell tanks 241-AP-102 and 241-AP-104. Also recommended is installing decant/transfer pumps at these tanks. These recommendations have clear advantages in that they provide a low shedule impact/risk and the highest operability of all the alternatives investigated. This revision incorporates comments from the decision board.

Claghorn, R.D., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross sections for electron scattering by propane in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges  

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We present a joint theoretical-experimental study on electron scattering by propane (C{sub 3}H{sub 8}) in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges. Calculated elastic differential, integral, and momentum transfer as well as total (elastic + inelastic) and total absorption cross sections are reported for impact energies ranging from 2 to 500 eV. Also, experimental absolute elastic cross sections are reported in the 40- to 500-eV energy range. A complex optical potential is used to represent the electron-molecule interaction dynamics. A theoretical method based on the single-center-expansion close-coupling framework and corrected by the Pade approximant is used to solve the scattering equations. The experimental angular distributions of the scattered electrons are converted to absolute cross sections using the relative flow technique. The comparison of our calculated with our measured results, as well as with other experimental and theoretical data available in the literature, is encouraging.

Souza, G. L. C. de; Lee, M.-T.; Sanches, I. P.; Rawat, P.; Iga, I.; Santos, A. S. dos; Machado, L. E.; Sugohara, R. T.; Brescansin, L. M.; Homem, M. G. P.; Lucchese, R. R. [Departamento de Quimica, UFSCar, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, UFSCar, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica 'Gleb Wataghin', UNICAMP, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, UFSC, 88010-970 Florianopolis, SC (Brazil); Department of Chemistry, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 7784-3255 (United States)

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Intermediate-band photosensitive device with quantum dots embedded in energy fence barrier  

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A plurality of layers of a first semiconductor material and a plurality of dots-in-a-fence barriers disposed in a stack between a first electrode and a second electrode. Each dots-in-a-fence barrier consists essentially of a plurality of quantum dots of a second semiconductor material embedded between and in direct contact with two layers of a third semiconductor material. Wave functions of the quantum dots overlap as at least one intermediate band. The layers of the third semiconductor material are arranged as tunneling barriers to require a first electron and/or a first hole in a layer of the first material to perform quantum mechanical tunneling to reach the second material within a respective quantum dot, and to require a second electron and/or a second hole in a layer of the first semiconductor material to perform quantum mechanical tunneling to reach another layer of the first semiconductor material.

Forrest, Stephen R. (Ann Arbor, MI); Wei, Guodan (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Determination of the impact vector in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions  

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We examine a variety of methods for determining both the impact parameter and the direction of the impact vector in symmetric nuclear collisions at intermediate energies. Two quantities, the particle multiplicity and the midrapidity charge, retain their dependence on the impact parameter after filtering through the acceptance of a typical 4{pi} detector. By gating on these quantities we can select four ranges of impact parameters. There is some overlap of these ranges. It is noted that this is dependent on the model used to simulate the collisions. The midrapidity charge has the advantage that it integrates over the final fragments and should be less sensitive to how the collision zone disassembles. The angle of the impact vector is well reproduced with the method developed by Danielewicz and Odyniec. The difference between known and determined reaction plane has a half-width at half-maximum of less than 70{degree}. Some comparisons are made to experimental data.

Ogilvie, C.A.; Cebra, D.A.; Clayton, J.; Howden, S.; Karn, J.; Vander Molen, A.; Westfall, G.D.; Wilson, W.K.; Winfield, J.S. (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (US))

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Glass Fragility and Atomic Ordering on the Intermediate and Extended Range  

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The relation between the fragility of glass-forming systems, a parameter which describes many of their key physical characteristics, and atomic scale structure is investigated by using neutron diffraction to measure the topological and chemical ordering for germania, or GeO2, which is an archetypal strong glass former. We find that the ordering for this and other tetrahedral network-forming glasses at distances greater than the nearest neighbor can be rationalized in terms of an interplay between the relative importance of two length scales. One of these is associated with an intermediate range, the other with an extended range and, with increasing glass fragility, it is the extended range ordering which dominates.

Philip S. Salmon; Adrian C. Barnes; Richard A. Martin; Gabriel J. Cuello

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A DOUBLE PLANETARY SYSTEM AROUND THE EVOLVED INTERMEDIATE-MASS STAR HD 4732  

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We report the detection of a double planetary system orbiting around the evolved intermediate-mass star HD 4732 from precise Doppler measurements at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory and Australian Astronomical Observatory. The star is a K0 subgiant with a mass of 1.7 M {sub Sun} and solar metallicity. The planetary system is composed of two giant planets with minimum mass of msin i = 2.4 M {sub J}, orbital period of 360.2 days and 2732 days, and eccentricity of 0.13 and 0.23, respectively. Based on dynamical stability analysis for the system, we set the upper limit on the mass of the planets to be about 28 M {sub J} (i > 5 Degree-Sign ) in the case of coplanar prograde configuration.

Sato, Bun'ei; Omiya, Masashi; Harakawa, Hiroki; Nagasawa, Makiko; Ida, Shigeru [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)] [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Wittenmyer, Robert A. [Department of Astrophysics, School of Physics, University of NSW 2052 (Australia)] [Department of Astrophysics, School of Physics, University of NSW 2052 (Australia); Izumiura, Hideyuki; Kambe, Eiji [Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Kamogata, Okayama 719-0232 (Japan)] [Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Kamogata, Okayama 719-0232 (Japan); Takeda, Yoichi; Kokubo, Eiichiro [The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 (Japan)] [The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 (Japan); Yoshida, Michitoshi [Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)] [Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Itoh, Yoichi [Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, Center for Astronomy, University of Hyogo, 407-2, Nishigaichi, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5313 (Japan)] [Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, Center for Astronomy, University of Hyogo, 407-2, Nishigaichi, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5313 (Japan); Ando, Hiroyasu, E-mail: satobn@geo.titech.ac.jp [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)] [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

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Review of Current Experience on Intermediate Heat Exchanger (IHX) and A Recommended Code Approach  

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The purpose of the ASME/DOE Gen IV Task 7 Part I is to review the current experience on various high temperature reactor intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) concepts. There are several different IHX concepts that could be envisioned for HTR/VHTR applications in a range of temperature from 850C to 950C. The concepts that will be primarily discussed herein are: (1) Tubular Helical Coil Heat Exchanger (THCHE); (2) Plate-Stamped Heat Exchanger (PSHE); (3) Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger (PFHE); and (4) Plate-Machined Heat Exchanger (PMHE). The primary coolant of the NGNP is potentially subject to radioactive contamination by the core as well as contamination from the secondary loop fluid. To isolate the radioactivity to minimize radiation doses to personnel, and protect the primary circuit from contamination, intermediate heat exchangers (IHXs) have been proposed as a means for separating the primary circuit of the NGNP (Next Generation Nuclear Plant) or other process heat application from the remainder of the plant. This task will first review the different concepts of IHX that could be envisioned for HTR/VHTR applications in a range of temperature from 850 to 950 C. This will cover shell-and-tube and compact designs (including the platefin concept). The review will then discuss the maturity of the concepts in terms of design, fabricability and component testing (or feedback from experience when applicable). Particular attention will be paid to the feasibility of developing the IHX concepts for the NGNP with operation expected in 2018-2021. This report will also discuss material candidates for IHX applications and will discuss specific issues that will have to be addressed in the context of the HTR design (thermal aging, corrosion, creep, creep-fatigue, etc). Particular attention will be paid to specific issues associated with operation at the upper end of the creep regime.

Duane Spencer; Kevin McCoy

2010-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The ecology of star clusters and intermediate mass black holes in the Galactic bulge  

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We simulate the inner 100pc of the Milky-Way Galaxy to study the formation and evolution of the population of star clusters and intermediate mass black holes. For this study we perform extensive direct N-body simulations of the star clusters which reside in the bulge, and of the inner few tenth of parsecs of the super massive black hole in the Galactic center. In our N-body simulations the dynamical friction of the star cluster in the tidal field of the bulge are taken into account via (semi)analytic soluations. The N-body calculations are used to calibrate a (semi)analytic model of the formation and evolution of the bulge. We find that about 10% of the clusters born within 100pc of the Galactic center undergo core collapse during their inward migration and form intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) via runaway stellar merging. After the clusters dissolve, these IMBHs continue their inward drift, carrying a few of the most massive stars with them. We predict that region within about 10 parsec of the SMBH is populated by about 50IMBHs of some 1000Msun. Several of these are expected to be accompanied still by some of the most massive stars from the star cluster. We also find that within a few milliparsec of the SMBH there is a steady population of several IMBHs. This population drives the merger rate between IMBHs and the SMBH at a rate of about one per 10Myr, sufficient to build the accumulate majority of mass of the SMBH. Mergers of IMBHs with SMBHs throughout the universe are detectable by LISA, at a rate of about two per week.

Simon Portegies Zwart; Holger Baumgardt; Stephen L. W. McMillan; Junichiro Makino; Piet Hut; Toshi Ebisuzaki

2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A common intermediate for N2 formation in enzymes and zeolites: side-on Cu-nitrosyl complexes  

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Understanding the mechanisms of catalytic processes requires the identification of reaction centers and key intermediates, both of which are often achieved by the use of spectroscopic characterization tools. Due to the heterogeneity of active centers in heterogeneous catalysts, it is frequently difficult to identify the specific sites that are responsible for the overall activity. Furthermore, the simultaneous presence of a large number of surface species on the catalyst surface often poses a great challenge for the unambiguous determination of the relevant species in the reaction mechanism. In contrast, enzymes possess catalytically active centers with precisely defined coordination environments that are only able to accommodate intermediates relevant to the specific catalytic process. Here we show that side-on Cu+-NO+ complexes characterized by high magnetic field solid state magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopies are the key intermediates in the selective catalytic reduction of NO over Cu-SSZ-13 zeolite catalysts. Analogous intermediates have been observed and characterized in nitrite reductase enzymes, and shown to be the critical intermediates in the formation of N2 for anaerobic ammonium oxidation reactions.[1] The identification of this key reaction intermediate, combined with the results of our prior kinetic studies, allows us to propose a new reaction mechanism for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3 under oxygen-rich environments over Cu-SSZ-13 zeolites, a key reaction in automotive emission control. The authors acknowledge the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy/Vehicle Technologies Program for the support of this work. The research described in this paper was performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL is operated for the US DOE by Battelle Memorial Institute.

Kwak, Ja Hun; Lee, Jong H.; Burton, Sarah D.; Lipton, Andrew S.; Peden, Charles HF; Szanyi, Janos

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Application of the Newton-Raphson method to systems of separation columns in which one or more reactions occur  

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capable of modeling a separation column in which a reaction occurs which was based on the work done by Tierney and Bruno (1967) and Tierney and Yanosik (1969). Tierney and Bruno had developed a Newton- Raphson procedure for modeling separation columns.... Tierney and Bruno and Tierney and Yanosik also developed matrix methods used by Nelson (1971) for calcu- lating the values of the Jacobian in the Newton-Raphson routine. It was shown that the ef'feet of any change in an independent variable on one...

Mommessin, Paul Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS FOR THE INTERMEDIATE-SPECTRUM ZEUS BENCHMARK OBTAINED WITH NEW 63,65Cu CROSS-SECTION EVALUATIONS  

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The four HEU, intermediate-spectrum, copper-reflected Zeus experiments have shown discrepant results between measurement and calculation for the last several major releases of the ENDF library. The four benchmarks show a trend in reported C/E values with increasing energy of average lethargy causing fission. Recently, ORNL has made improvements to the evaluations of three key isotopes involved in the benchmark cases in question. Namely, an updated evaluation for 235U and evaluations of 63,65Cu. This paper presents the benchmarking results of the four intermediate-spectrum Zeus cases using the three updated evaluations.

Sobes, Vladimir [ORNL] [ORNL; Leal, Luiz C [ORNL] [ORNL

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Synoptic-Scale Environments of Predecessor Rain Events Occurring East of the Rocky Mountains in Association with Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones  

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The synoptic-scale environments of predecessor rain events (PREs) occurring to the east of the Rocky Mountains in association with Atlantic basin tropical cyclones (TCs) are examined. PREs that occurred during 1988–2010 are subjectively classified ...

Benjamin J. Moore; Lance F. Bosart; Daniel Keyser; Michael L. Jurewicz

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Naturally Occurring Radionuclides of Ash Produced by Coal Combustion. The Case of the Kardia Mine in Northern Greece  

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West Macedonia Lignite Center (WMLC), located in Northwest Greece, releases into the atmosphere about 21,400 tons/year of fly ash through the stacks of four coal fired plants. The lignite ash contains naturally occurring radionuclides, which are deposited on the WMLC basin. This work investigates the natural radioactivity of twenty six ash samples, laboratory produced from combustion of lignite, which was sampled perpendicularly to the benches of the Kardia mine. The concentrations of radionuclides {sup 40}K, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, {sup 226}Ra, {sup 228}Ra and {sup 232}Th, were measured spectroscopically and found round one order of magnitude as high as those of lignite. Subsequently the Radionuclide Partitioning Coefficients of radionuclides were calculated and it was found that they are higher for {sup 232}Th, {sup 228}Ra and {sup 40}K, because the latter have closer affinity with the inorganic matrix of lignite. During combustion up to one third of the naturally occurring radioisotopes escape from the solid phase into the flue gases. With comparison to relative global data, the investigated ash has been found to have relatively high radioactivity, but the emissions of the WMLC radionuclides contribute only 0.03% to the mean annual absorbed dose.

Fotakis, M.; Tsikritzis, L.; Tzimkas, N.; Kolovos, N.; Tsikritzi, R. [Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of West Macedonia, Department of Pollution Control Technologies, Koila, Kozani, 50100 (Greece)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleosynthesis of Elements in Low to Intermediate Mass Stars through the  

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evolution (which is discussed in detail in section IV). c fl 1995 American Institute of Physics 1 #12; 2 A Basic Evolution at 1 Solar Mass We make the usual assumption that a star reaches the zero­age main se. Core H­burning occurs radiatively, and the central temperature and density grow in response

Lattanzio, John

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Results of the European Commission Marina II Study Part II—effects of discharges of naturally occurring radioactive material  

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Enhanced levels of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) are produced through various industrial operations and may lead to discharges to the marine environment. A recent study, called MARINA II, carried out for the European Commission considered discharges of radionuclides from the NORM industries to north European marine waters and their consequences. There are two main sources that were considered in the study. The use of phosphogypsum during the production of phosphoric acid by the fertiliser industry and the pumping of oil and gas from the continental shelf in the North Sea which produces large quantities of water contaminated with enhanced levels of naturally occurring radionuclides. Discharges of alpha emitting radionuclides from these two industries have contributed significantly to the total input of alpha emitters to north European waters over the period 1981–2000 (data were not available prior to 1981). Discharges due to the use of phosphogypsum have declined since the early 1990s and are now very low. Discharges from the oil and gas industries stabilised in the second half of the 1990s and are now the major contributor to alpha discharges to the region. As most European countries do not report discharges of radioactivity with the water produced during extraction, there is considerable uncertainty in the discharges used in the study. The impact of the discharges has been estimated both in terms of the effect on non-human biota and the radiological impact for people. In the 1980s the radiation dose rates to marine biota in the region around a phosphate plant on the north-west coast of England were as high due to the discharges from the phosphate plant as those near to the Sellafield reprocessing plant due to its discharges. In recent years the additional dose to marine biota in this region due to the past NORM discharges is of the same order of magnitude as the natural background. The collective dose rate was estimated to determine the radiological impact on people. The peak collective dose rate from the NORM industries occurred in 1984 and was just over 600 manSv y?1. The collective dose rate fell with time as discharges from the phosphate industry reduced and was estimated as under 200 manSv y?1 in 2000.

M. Betti; L. Aldave de las Heras; A. Janssens; E. Henrich; G. Hunter; M. Gerchikov; M. Dutton; A.W. van Weers; S. Nielsen; J. Simmonds; A. Bexon; T. Sazykina

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Using Synchrotron Radiation and Electron Microscopy to Map the Huge Structural Changes that Occur in Viruses During Their Life Cycle  

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The crystallographic techniques for structure determination of proteins and neucleic acids at near atomic resolution using synchrotron X-radiation has become almost automatic. However the limits of this procedure are determined by the availability of crystals. As the size and complexity of the molecular assemblies being studied increases, the likelihood of growing useful crystals diminishes. Cryo electron microscopy and tomography have extended the range of biological objects that can be determined at near atomic resolution. Furthermore it is now becoming apparent that the function of the molecular assemblies most often requires very large conformational changes that could never be contained within a crystal, Examples will be presented of the structural changes that occur in viruses as they assembly and prepare to infect new cells.

Rossman, Michael (Purdue University) [Purdue University

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on 'Existence of long-lived isomeric states in naturally-occurring neutron-deficient Th isotopes'  

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In their article ''Existence of Long-Lived Isomeric States in Naturally-Occuring Neutron-Deficient Th Isotopes''[Phys. Rev. C 76, 021303 (2007)], Marinov et al. fail to demonstrate that basic mass spectrometric protocols, such as abundance sensitivity, linearity, and freedom from possible interferences, have been met. In particular, the claim that four isomeric states of Th have been discovered, using an inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometer (ICP-SFMS), with abundances from (1-10)x10{sup -11} relative to {sup 232}Th, cannot be accepted, given the known abundance sensitivities of other sector field mass spectrometers. Accelerator mass spectrometry is the only mass spectrometric methodology capable of measuring relative abundances of the magnitude claimed by Marinov et al.

Barber, R. C.; De Laeter, J. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Department of Applied Physics, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAHOROBA Project -- Deep Survey with an Optical Intermediate-Band Filter System on the Subaru Telescope  

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We present a summary of the new optical intermediate-band filter system for the prime-focus camera, Suprime-Cam, on the Subaru telescope at Mauna Kea Observatories. We also discuss a future plan to promote a new deep survey with this filter system (the MAHOROBA project).

Taniguchi, Y

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tuesday 27 May 09:30 Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Wednesday 28 May 14:30 Intermediate Philosophy of Physics.  

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Tuesday 27 May 09:30 Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Wednesday 28 May 14:30 Intermediate Philosophy of Physics. Thursday 29 May 09:30 Ethics. Monday 02 June 09:30 Formal Logic. Tuesday 03 June 09:30 Knowledge and Reality. Friday 06 June 09:30 Early Modern Philosophy. Saturday 07 June 14:30 Philosophy

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Early kinetic intermediate in the folding of acyl-CoA binding protein detected by fluorescence labeling  

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of inter- mediates by using quenched-flow hydrogen exchange-labeling methods (3, 13­15) has shown of the solvent-accessible surface buried. The findings indicate that ultrafast mixing methods combined of these intermediates in guiding the protein along productive channels, however, is a matter of debate. The observation

Roder, Heinrich

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Novel Materials for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Vincent Wu, University of California, Berkeley, 2011 SURF Fellow  

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of California, Berkeley, 2011 SURF Fellow Advisor: Prof. Meilin Liu Graduate Mentors: Mingfei Liu, Ben Rainwater Introduction The need to develop new cathode materials for intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) is driven by the temperature conditions required for IT-SOFC operation. Designing SOFCs to operate at lower

Li, Mo

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THE MAGELLANIC INTER-CLOUD PROJECT (MAGIC). I. EVIDENCE FOR INTERMEDIATE-AGE STELLAR POPULATIONS IN BETWEEN THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS  

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The origin of the gas in between the Magellanic Clouds (MCs)-known as the ''Magellanic Bridge'' (MB)-is puzzling. Numerical simulations suggest that the MB formed from tidally stripped gas and stars in a recent interaction between the MCs. However, the apparent lack of stripped intermediate- or old-age stars associated with the MB is at odds with this picture. In this paper, we present the first results from the MAGellanic Inter-Cloud program (MAGIC) aimed at probing the stellar populations in the inter-Cloud region. We present observations of the stellar populations in two large fields located in between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC/SMC), secured using the WFI camera on the 2.2 m telescope in La Silla. Using a synthetic color-magnitude diagram technique, we present the first quantitative evidence for the presence of intermediate-age and old stars in the inter-Cloud region. The intermediate-age stars-which make up {approx}28% of all stars in the region-are not present in fields at a similar distance from the SMC in a direction pointing away from the LMC. This provides potential evidence that these intermediate-age stars could have been tidally stripped from the SMC. However, spectroscopic studies will be needed to confirm or rule out the tidal origin for the inter-Cloud gas and stars.

Noeel, N. E. D.; Read, J. I. [ETH Zuerich, Institute for Astronomy, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, CH-8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Conn, B. C.; Rix, H.-W. [Max Planck Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117, Heidelberg (Germany); Carrera, R. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, C/Via Lactea s/n, E-38200, La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Dolphin, A., E-mail: noelia@phys.ethz.ch [Raytheon Company, P.O. Box 11337, Tucson, AZ 85734-1337 (United States)

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Anodic bonding of glass-ceramics to stainless steel coated with intermediate SiO2 layer  

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The anodic bonding between glass-ceramics and stainless steel (No. 430#) which was coated with SiO"2 layer were investigated. The SiO"2 layers with thickness comprised between 150 and 250nm were coated on stainless steel surfaces by sol-gel method, the ... Keywords: Anodic bonding, Glass-ceramics, Intermediate layer, SiO2, Stainless steel

Dehua Xiong; Jinshu Cheng; Hong Li; Wei Deng; Kai Ye

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A candidate LiBH4 for hydrogen storage: Crystal structures and reaction mechanisms of intermediate phases  

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A candidate LiBH4 for hydrogen storage: Crystal structures and reaction mechanisms of intermediate usable as a hydrogen storage material in a moderate temperature range, which is also important storage medium capable of releasing the Department of Energy target of 6.5 wt. % for a hydrogen fuel cell

Goddard III, William A.

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Measurement of the Binding Energy for Di-C2H4/Pt{111}: Does a Radical Intermediate Form  

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Measurement of the Binding Energy for Di- C2H4/Pt{111}: Does a Radical Intermediate Form During energy surface. This well depth, or binding energy, is determined by measuring the threshold that temperature-programmed desorption involves a nonequilibrium measurement; thus, the activation energy

Levis, Robert J.

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Late Cenomanian – Early Turonian Reconstruction of Intermediate and Deep-Water Circulation in the Proto-Indian Ocean  

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change during the mid-Cretaceous that may have coincided with the C/T. Here we present new high-resolution data from the proto-Indian Ocean Sites to determine the evolution and timing of intermediate- and deep-water Nd isotope values. Deep-water ?...

Tilghman, David S

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the workshop on program options in intermediate-energy physics. Volume 1. Summary and panel reports  

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A Workshop on Program Options in Intermediate-Energy Physics sponsored by the US Department of Energy was held at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, August 20 to 31, 1979. The scope of the workshop included all laboratories in intermediate-energy physics, worldwide, and all of these sent representatives to the workshop. The workshop addressed itself to the critical questions on nuclear and particle physics and how they can best be investigated by intermediate-energy accelerators. Among the questions that the workshop members considered were: (1) what are the important physics topics which might be understood through research on these accelerators in the next 10 years. These topics include, but are not restricted to, fundamental interactions and symmetries in particle physics, and nuclear modes of motion, structure, and reaction mechanisms; (2) what experiments should be undertaken to carry out the program. What are the kinematical conditions, accuracies, resolutions, and other parameters required to obtain the desired knowledge; (3) which accelerators are best suited for each experiment. What work at other laboratories (low-, intermediate-, or high-energy) could be undertaken to complement and/or supplement the proposed LAMPF program; and (4) what new facility capabilities should be explored for the long-term future. The workshop was divided into small panels in order to promote effective interchange of ideas. After reports to other panels and plenary sessions, the panelists prepared reports stating the results of their deliberations. These reports comprise the principal part of Volume I.

Allred, J.C.; Talley, B. (comps.)

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pattern selection for Rayleigh-Benard convection in intermediate aspect ratio boxes  

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The present numerical study examines the pattern selection process in Rayleigh-Benard convection for boxes with intermediate aspect ratio. The three-dimensional rectangular enclosure has insulated side walls. The top wall is cooled and the bottom wall is heated, both isothermally. The Boussinesq approximation is invoked. Results of numerical simulations are presented and discussed for a Prandtl number of 3.5 and aspect ratios of 10.61 and 5.32. The computations show the exact mechanism of the transition process by a detailed examination of the flow and temperature field for three different cases. The first documents a decrease in the number of rolls from 10 to 8 as the Rayleigh number is increased from 10,000 to 17,000. In the second, the change was from an eight-roll planform to a flow structure with a nonroll polygonal planform as the Rayleigh number was increased from 17,000 to 24,000. A transition from 8 rolls to a T-shaped 4-roll pattern was also documented when the Rayleigh number was stepped up from 17,000 to 20,000.

Mukutmoni, D. [Adapco Ltd., Melville, NY (United States); Yang, K.T. [Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States). Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Intermediate Mass Black Hole Candidate ULXs and Stellar-Mass Black Holes  

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Cool thermal emission components have recently been revealed in the X-ray spectra of a small number of ultra-luminous X-ray (ULX) sources with L_X > 1 E+40 erg/s in nearby galaxies. These components can be well fitted with accretion disk models, with temperatures approximately 5-10 times lower than disk temperatures measured in stellar-mass Galactic black holes when observed in their brightest states. Because disk temperature is expected to fall with increasing black hole mass, and because the X-ray luminosity of these sources exceeds the Eddington limit for 10 Msun black holes (L_Edd = 1.3 E+39 erg/s), these sources are extremely promising intermediate-mass black hole candidates (IMBHCs). In this Letter, we directly compare the inferred disk temperatures and luminosities of these ULXs, with the disk temperatures and luminosities of a number of Galactic black holes. The sample of stellar-mass black holes was selected to include different orbital periods, companion types, inclinations, and column densities. These ULXs and stellar-mass black holes occupy distinct regions of a L_X -- kT diagram, suggesting these ULXs may harbor IMBHs. We briefly discuss the important strengths and weaknesses of this interpretation.

J. M. Miller; A. C. Fabian; M. C. Miller

2004-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

296

Intermediate-range order and collective dynamics in an aqueous solution of trivalent cations  

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Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of a concentrated aqueous solution of high-valence cations M3+ demonstrate the occurrence of intermediate-range order (IRO) by a pronounced prepeak at k?1.0Å?1 in the static structure factor. The IRO effect on the high-frequency collective dynamics of acoustic modes is investigated in a model system which mimics a 2.8M EuCl3 aqueous solution. A single branch in the dispersion relation of longitudinal acoustic (LA) modes in solution is obtained up to k?0.5Å?1, and then it splits into two branches for higher wave vectors. The low-frequency branch of LA modes in solution is not the well-known transverselike branch seen in MD simulation of pure water. It is assigned instead to a subsystem of M3+ cations plus water molecules belonging to the cations’ first hydration shell. The excitation energy of the low-frequency branch reaches a maximum in a k range half of the prepeak value, so that IRO plays the role of a pseudo–Brillouin zone for the cation subsystem. The high-frequency branch of the LA modes in solution follows the corresponding one in pure water, and in fact a subsystem of “bulk” water molecules is identified in solution showing high-frequency short-range structural relaxation similar to that of pure water.

Mauro C. C. Ribeiro

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A CCD Camera with Electron Decelerator for Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy  

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Electron microscopists are increasingly turning to Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopes (IVEMs) operating at 300 - 400 kV for a wide range of studies. They are also increasingly taking advantage of slow-scan charge coupled device (CCD) cameras, which have become widely used on electron microscopes. Under some conditions CCDs provide an improvement in data quality over photographic film, as well as the many advantages of direct digital readout. However, CCD performance is seriously degraded on IVEMs compared to the more conventional 100 kV microscopes. In order to increase the efficiency and quality of data recording on IVEMs, we have developed a CCD camera system in which the electrons are decelerated to below 100 kV before impacting the camera, resulting in greatly improved performance in both signal quality and resolution compared to other CCDs used in electron microscopy. These improvements will allow high-quality image and diffraction data to be collected directly with the CCD, enabling improvements in data collection for applications including high-resolution electron crystallography, single-particle reconstruction of protein structures, tomographic studies of cell ultrastructure and remote microscope operation. This approach will enable us to use even larger format CCD chips that are being developed with smaller pixels.

Downing, Kenneth H; Downing, Kenneth H.; Mooney, Paul E.

2008-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate-scale high-solids anaerobic digestion system operational development  

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Anaerobic bioconversion of solid organic wastes represents a disposal option in which two useful products may be produced, including a medium Btu fuel gas (biogas) and a compost-quality organic residue. The application of high-solids technology may offer several advantages over conventional low-solids digester technology. Operation of the anaerobic digestion process at high solids reduces the level of process water and thereby the size and capital costs for the digester system. In addition, by virtue of the lack of available water, the microbial catalysts are more productive in feedstock polymer hydrolysis. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a unique digester system capable of uniformly mixing high-solids materials at low cost. Information gained from laboratory-scale digester research was used to develop die intermediate-scale digester system. This system represents a 50-fold scale-up of the original digester system and includes continuous feed addition and computer monitoring and control. During the first 1.15 years of operation, a variety of modifications and improvements were instituted to increase the safety, reliability, and performance of the system. Those improvements -- which may be critical in further scale-up efforts using the NREL high-solids digester design -- are detailed in this report.

Rivard, C.J.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Changes in target fragmentation mechanisms with increasing projectile energy in intermediate energy nuclear collisions  

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We have measured the target fragment production cross sections and angular distributions for the interaction of 16 MeV/nucleon S32, 32 MeV/nucleon Ar40, and 44 MeV/nucleon Ar40 with Au197. We have deduced the fragment isobaric yield distributions and moving frame angular distributions from these data. The fission cross sections decrease with increasing projectile energy and the heavy residue cross sections (which are much larger than previous counter measurements) increase. There is an unusual change in the fragment isobaric yield distributions in the reactions induced by 32 MeV/nucleon Ar40 and 44 MeV/nucleon Ar40. We have used the symmetry properties of the moving frame distributions to show the relative time scale of the reaction mechanisms involved. The fission fragments associated with the peripheral collision peak in the folding angle distribution originate in a normal, slow fission process in which statistical equilibrium has been established. At the two lowest projectile energies, the fission fragments associated with the central collision peak in the folding angle distribution originate in part in fast, nonequilibrium processes. At the highest projectile energies, there are no fission fragments associated with high-momentum-transfer events. The intermediate mass fragments originate primarily in events in which statistical equilibrium has not been established.

W. Loveland; K. Aleklett; L. Sihver; Z. Xu; C. Casey; D. J. Morrissey; J. O. Liljenzin; M. de Saint-Simon; G. T. Seaborg

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Dipolar Post-Shock Accretion Columns for Various Specific Accretion Rate Intermediate Polars  

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We model the post-shock accretion column (PSAC) for intermediate polars (IPs), with parameterizing specific accretion rate between 0.0001 and 100 g cm-2 s-1 and metal abundance between 0.1 and 2 times of solar abundance, and taking into account the gravitational potential and non-equipartition between ions, electrons and ionization degree. We assume the cylinder and dipole as geometry of the PSAC. The PSAC becomes higher against the white dwarf (WD) radius for lower specific accretion rate and more massive WD, and may be comparable to the WD radius. The consideration of the dipolar geometry significantly reduces the density and temperature over the whole PSAC comparing with the cylindrical case when the specific accretion rate is lower than a threshold which the PSAC height reachs 0.2 RWD with and is decreased by the more massive white dwarf. We calculate the spectra of the cylindrical and dipolar PSACs with the wide range of the specific accretion rate. Although the spectra soften as the specific accretion r...

Hayashi, T

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First-principles study of intermediate-spin ferrous iron in the Earth's lower mantle  

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Spin crossover of iron is of central importance in solid Earth geophysics. It impacts all physical properties of minerals that altogether constitute $\\sim 95$ vol\\% of the Earth's lower mantle: ferropericlase [(Mg,Fe)O] and Fe-bearing magnesium silicate (MgSiO$_3$) perovskite. Despite great strides made in the past decade, the existence of intermediate-spin (IS) state in ferrous iron (Fe$^{2+}$) (with total electron spin $S=1$) and its possible role in the pressure-induced spin crossover in these lower-mantle minerals still remain controversial. Using density functional theory $+$ self-consistent Hubbard $U$ (DFT$+U_{sc}$) calculations, we investigate all possible types of IS states of Fe$^{2+}$ in (Mg,Fe)O and (Mg,Fe)SiO$_3$ perovskite. Among the possible IS states in these minerals, the most probable IS state has an electronic configuration that significantly reduces the electron overlap and the iron nuclear quadrupole splitting (QS). These most probable IS states, however, are still energetically disfavore...

Hsu, Han

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetism in pre-MS intermediate-mass stars and the fossil field hypothesis  

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Today, one of the greatest challenges concerning the Ap/Bp stars is to understand the origin of their slow rotation and their magnetic fields. The favoured hypothesis for the latter is the fossil field, which implies that the magnetic fields subsist throughout the different evolutionary phases, and in particular during the pre-main sequence phase. The existence of magnetic fields at the pre-main sequence phase is also required to explain the slow rotation of Ap/Bp stars. However, until recently, essentially no information was available about the magnetic properties of intermediate-mass pre-main sequence stars, the so-called Herbig Ae/Be stars. The new high-resolution spectropolarimeter ESPaDOnS, installed in 2005 at the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope, provided the capability necessary to perform surveys of the Herbig Ae/Be stars in order to investigate their magnetism and rotation. These investigations have resulted in the detection and/or confirmation of magnetic fields in 8 Herbig Ae/Be stars, ranging in ma...

Alecian, E; Catala, C; Folsom, C; Grunhut, J; Donati, J -F; Petit, P; Bagnulo, S; Marsden, S C; Ramírez, J; Landstreet, J D; Böhm, T; Bouret, J -C; Silvester, J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential immune responses to albumin adducts of reactive intermediates of trichloroethene in MRL+/+ mice  

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Trichloroethene (TCE) is an industrial degreasing solvent and widespread environmental contaminant. Exposure to TCE is associated with autoimmunity. The mode of action of TCE is via its oxidative metabolism, and most likely, immunotoxicity is mediated via haptenization of macromolecules and subsequent induction of immune responses. To better understand the role of protein haptenization through TCE metabolism, we immunized MRL+/+ mice with albumin adducts of various TCE reactive intermediates. Serum immunoglobulins and cytokine levels were measured to determine immune responses against haptenized albumin. We found antigen-specific IgG responses of the IgG subtypes IgG{sub 1}, IgG{sub 2a}, and IgG{sub 2b}, with IgG{sub 1} predominating. Serum levels of G-CSF were increased in immunized mice, suggesting macrophage activation. Liver histology revealed lymphocyte infiltration in the lobules and the portal area following immunization with formyl-albumin. Our findings suggest that proteins haptenized by metabolites of TCE may act as neo-antigens that can induce humoral immune responses and T cell-mediated hepatitis.

Cai Ping [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 77555-0609 (United States); Koenig, Rolf [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Khan, M. Firoze [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 77555-0609 (United States); Kaphalia, Bhupendra S. [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 77555-0609 (United States); Ansari, G.A.S. [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 77555-0609 (United States)]. E-mail: sansari@utmb.edu

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of a Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus assembly intermediate isolated from infected cells  

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Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is a prototypical enveloped ssRNA virus of the family Togaviridae. To better understand alphavirus assembly, we analyzed newly formed nucleocapsid particles (termed pre-viral nucleocapsids) isolated from infected cells. These particles were intermediates along the virus assembly pathway, and ultimately bind membrane-associated viral glycoproteins to bud as mature infectious virus. Purified pre-viral nucleocapsids were spherical with a unimodal diameter distribution. The structure of one class of pre-viral nucleocapsids was determined with single particle reconstruction of cryo-electron microscopy images. These studies showed that pre-viral nucleocapsids assembled into an icosahedral structure with a capsid stoichiometry similar to the mature nucleocapsid. However, the individual capsomers were organized significantly differently within the pre-viral and mature nucleocapsids. The pre-viral nucleocapsid structure implies that nucleocapsids are highly plastic and undergo glycoprotein and/or lipid-driven rearrangements during virus self-assembly. This mechanism of self-assembly may be general for other enveloped viruses.

Lamb, Kristen; Lokesh, G.L. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0647 (United States); Sherman, Michael [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0647 (United States); W.M. Keck Center for Virus Imaging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0647 (United States); Watowich, Stanley, E-mail: watowich@xray.utmb.ed [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0647 (United States); W.M. Keck Center for Virus Imaging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0647 (United States)

2010-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetism in pre-MS intermediate-mass stars and the fossil field hypothesis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Today, one of the greatest challenges concerning the Ap/Bp stars is to understand the origin of their slow rotation and their magnetic fields. The favoured hypothesis for the latter is the fossil field, which implies that the magnetic fields subsist throughout the different evolutionary phases, and in particular during the pre-main sequence phase. The existence of magnetic fields at the pre-main sequence phase is also required to explain the slow rotation of Ap/Bp stars. However, until recently, essentially no information was available about the magnetic properties of intermediate-mass pre-main sequence stars, the so-called Herbig Ae/Be stars. The new high-resolution spectropolarimeter ESPaDOnS, installed in 2005 at the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope, provided the capability necessary to perform surveys of the Herbig Ae/Be stars in order to investigate their magnetism and rotation. These investigations have resulted in the detection and/or confirmation of magnetic fields in 8 Herbig Ae/Be stars, ranging in mass from 2 to nearly 15 solar masses. In this contribution I will present the results of our survey, as well as their implications for the origin and evolution of the magnetic fields and rotation.

E. Alecian; G. A. Wade; C. Catala; C. Folsom; J. Grunhut; J. -F. Donati; P. Petit; S. Bagnulo; S. C. Marsden; J. Ramirez; J. D. Landstreet; T. Boehm; J. -C. Bouret; J. Silvester

2007-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERMEDIATE RESOLUTION NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF 36 LATE M DWARFS  

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We present observations of 36 late M dwarfs obtained with the Keck II/NIRSPEC in the J band at a resolution of {approx}20,000. We have measured projected rotational velocities, absolute radial velocities, and pseudo-equivalent widths of atomic lines. Twelve of our targets did not have previous measurements in the literature. For the other 24 targets, we confirm previously reported measurements. We find that 13 stars from our sample have v sin i below our measurement threshold (12 km s{sup -1}) whereas four of our targets are fast rotators (v sin i > 30 km s{sup -1}). As fast rotation causes spectral features to be washed out, stars with low projected rotational velocities are sought for radial velocity surveys. At our intermediate spectral resolution, we have confirmed the identification of neutral atomic lines reported in McLean et al. We also calculated pseudo-equivalent widths of 12 atomic lines. Our results confirm that the pseudo-equivalent width of K I lines is strongly dependent on spectral types. We observe that the pseudo-equivalent width of Fe I and Mn I lines remains fairly constant with later spectral type. We suggest that these lines are particularly suitable for deriving metallicities for late M dwarfs.

Deshpande, R. [Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Martin, E. L.; Zapatero Osorio, M. R.; Bouy, H. [Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Ctra. Ajalvir km 4, E-28850 Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain); Montgomery, M. M. [Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 162385, Orlando, FL 32816-2385 (United States); Rodler, F. [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Campus UAB, Torre C5-parell-2a planta, E-08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Del Burgo, C. [Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Aptdo. Postal 51 y 216, 72000 Puebla, Pue. (Mexico); Phan Bao, N. [Department of Physics, HCMIU, Vietnam National University Administrative Building, Block 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM (Viet Nam); Lyubchik, Y.; Pavlenko, Y. [Main Astronomical Observatory of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Zabolotnoho, 27, Kyiv 03680 (Ukraine); Tata, R., E-mail: rohit@psu.edu [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, c/Via Lactea, s/n, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias (Spain)

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Warm Gas in the Inner Disks around Young Intermediate Mass Stars  

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The characterization of gas in the inner disks around young stars is of particular interest because of its connection to planet formation. In order to study the gas in inner disks, we have obtained high-resolution K-band and M-band spectroscopy of 14 intermediate mass young stars. In sources that have optically thick inner disks, i.e. E(K-L)>1, our detection rate of the ro-vibrational CO transitions is 100% and the gas is thermally excited. Of the five sources that do not have optically thick inner disks, we only detect the ro-vibrational CO transitions from HD 141569. In this case, we show that the gas is excited by UV fluorescence and that the inner disk is devoid of gas and dust. We discuss the plausibility of the various scenarios for forming this inner hole. Our modeling of the UV fluoresced gas suggests an additional method by which to search for and/or place stringent limits on gas in dust depleted regions in disks around Herbig Ae/Be stars.

Sean Brittain; Theodore Simon; Joan Najita; Terrence Rettig

2006-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

308

Properties of the 2p-1h intermediate structure in Sc41  

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Angular correlations in the Ca40(p, p??)Ca*40 (3.73 MeV) have been measured for a group of levels centered at an excitation energy of 7.2 MeV in Sc41. Analyzing-power measurements have also been made over the same resonances in the elastic channel. The spin of 6 of the resonances which preferentially decayed to the 1p-1h 3- state in Ca40 have been measured as being 52+. The results are interpreted as being evidence for a 2p-1h intermediate structure in Sc41 formed by the coupling of a particle in the 2p shell to the 3- core state in Ca40. Evidence is presented for a resonance in Sc41 which is a possible candidate for being the T=32, Tz=-12 member of the quartet of states built upon the second excited 72- state in K41.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Ca40(p, p??)Ca*40, Ep=6.02-6.48 MeV. Ca40(p?, p0)Ca40 analyzing-power measurements. Ep=6.0-6.4 MeV. Deduced spins and parities of 12 resonances. Natural target.

P. H. Wallace; H. J. Hausman; H. R. Suiter; R. L. West

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High fidelity quantum state transfer in electromechanical systems with intermediate coupling  

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Hybrid quantum systems usually consist of two or more subsystems, which may take the advantages of the different systems. Recently, the hybrid system consisting of circuit electromechanical subsystems have attracted great attention due to its advanced fabrication and scalable integrated photonic circuit techniques. Here, we propose a scheme for high fidelity quantum state transfer between a superconducting qubit and a nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, which are coupled to a superconducting transmission-line resonator with coupling strength $g_1$ and a nanomechanical resonator with coupling strength $g_2$, respectively. Meanwhile, the two resonators are parametrically coupled with coupling strength $J$. The system dynamics, including the decoherence effects, is numerical investigated. It is found that both the small ($J \\ll \\{g_1, g_2\\}$) and large ($J \\gg \\{g_1, g_2\\}$) coupling regimes of this hybrid system can not support high fidelity quantum state transfer before significant technique advances. However, in the intermediate coupling regime ($J \\sim g_1 \\sim g_2$), in contrast to a conventional wisdom, high fidelity quantum information transfer can be implemented, providing a promising route towards high fidelity quantum state transfer in similar coupled resonators systems.

Jian Zhou; Yong Hu; Zhang-qi Yin; Z. D. Wang; Shi-Liang Zhu; Zheng-Yuan Xue

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Properties of Intermediate-mass Black Holes in Active Galaxies  

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We present a pilot study of the X-ray properties of intermediate-mass (~10^5-10^6 M_sun) black holes in active galaxies using the Chandra X-ray telescope. Eight of the 10 active galaxies are detected with a significance of at least 3 sigma, with X-ray luminosities in the range L_(0.5-2 keV) ~ 10^41-10^43 ergs/s. The optical-to-X-ray flux ratios are consistent with expectations, given the known correlations between alpha_ox and ultraviolet luminosity, while a couple of objects appear to be anomalously X-ray weak. The range of 0.5--2 keV photon indices we measure, 1 X-ray spectral index. On the other hand, we do find evidence for a correlation between X-ray power-law slope and both X-ray luminosity and Eddington ratio, which may suggest that X-ray emission mechanisms weaken at high Eddington ratio. Such a weakening may explain the X-ray weakness of one of our most optically luminous objects.

Jenny E. Greene; Luis C. Ho

2006-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoluminescence (TL) Analysis and Fading Studies of Naturally Occurring Salt Irradiated by 500 mGy Gamma Rays  

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of the naturally occurring salt for the dosimetry purposes, using TL. The fine powder samples (20 mg) were irradiated by {gamma}- rays from 500 mGy to 2500 mGy by using Theratron-780C Cobalt-60 source, however, this paper discusses about 500 mGy only. The TL glow curve peak parameters were studied by using Chen's peak shape equation. TL glow curves were compared with fitted curves using glow curve deconvolution (GCD) method by using Kitis expression. The kinetic parameter values (E, b and s) so calculated, are in good agreement with those available in literature. The calculated energy values were also verified by using various heating rate (VHR) method. {chi}{sup 2} test and figure of merit (FOM) calculation was done to accept the goodness of fit between the curves. Fading studies of the sample showed a good fitting between the curves. The analysis suggests that natural salt should be considered for dosimetry purposes.

Tiwari, Ramesh Chandra; Pau, Kham Suan [Department of Physics, Mizoram University: Tanhril Campus, Aizawl-796004, Mizoram (India)

2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EGNoG SURVEY: MOLECULAR GAS IN INTERMEDIATE-REDSHIFT STAR-FORMING GALAXIES  

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We present the Evolution of molecular Gas in Normal Galaxies (EGNoG) survey, an observational study of molecular gas in 31 star-forming galaxies from z = 0.05 to z = 0.5, with stellar masses of (4-30) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 10} M{sub Sun} and star formation rates of 4-100 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}. This survey probes a relatively un-observed redshift range in which the molecular gas content of galaxies is expected to have evolved significantly. To trace the molecular gas in the EGNoG galaxies, we observe the CO(J = 1 {yields} 0) and CO(J = 3 {yields} 2) rotational lines using the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA). We detect 24 of 31 galaxies and present resolved maps of 10 galaxies in the lower redshift portion of the survey. We use a bimodal prescription for the CO to molecular gas conversion factor, based on specific star formation rate, and compare the EGNoG galaxies to a large sample of galaxies assembled from the literature. We find an average molecular gas depletion time of 0.76 {+-} 0.54 Gyr for normal galaxies and 0.06 {+-} 0.04 Gyr for starburst galaxies. We calculate an average molecular gas fraction of 7%-20% at the intermediate redshifts probed by the EGNoG survey. By expressing the molecular gas fraction in terms of the specific star formation rate and molecular gas depletion time (using typical values), we also calculate the expected evolution of the molecular gas fraction with redshift. The predicted behavior agrees well with the significant evolution observed from z {approx} 2.5 to today.

Bauermeister, A.; Blitz, L.; Wright, M. [Department of Astronomy and Radio Astronomy Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, B-20 Hearst Field Annex, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Bolatto, A.; Teuben, P. [Department of Astronomy and Laboratory for Millimeter-wave Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Bureau, M. [Sub-department of Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Leroy, A. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Ostriker, E. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Wong, T., E-mail: amberb@astro.berkeley.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, MC-221, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

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A CLOSE-PAIR ANALYSIS OF DAMP MERGERS AT INTERMEDIATE REDSHIFTS  

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We have studied the kinematics of {approx}2800 candidate close-pair galaxies at 0.1 < z < 1.2 identified from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey fields. Spectra of these systems were obtained using spectrometers on the 6.5 m Magellan and 5 m Hale telescopes. These data allow us to constrain the rate of dry mergers at intermediate redshifts and to test the 'hot halo' model for quenching of star formation. Using virial radii estimated from the correlation between dynamical and stellar masses published by Leauthaud et al., we find that around 1/5 of our candidate pairs are likely to share a common dark matter halo (our metric for close physical association). These pairs are divided into red-red, blue-red, and blue-blue systems using the rest-frame colors classification method introduced in Chou et al.. Galaxies classified as red in our sample have very low star formation rates, but they need not be totally quiescent, and hence we refer to them as 'damp', rather than 'dry', systems. After correcting for known selection effects, the fraction of blue-blue pairs is significantly greater than that of red-red and blue-red pairs. Red-red pairs are almost entirely absent from our sample, suggesting that damp mergers are rare at z {approx} 0.5. Our data support models with a short merging timescale (<0.5 Gyr) in which star formation is enhanced in the early phase of mergers, but quenched in the late phase. Hot halo models may explain this behavior, but only if virial shocks that heat gas are inefficient until major mergers are nearly complete.

Chou, Richard C. Y.; Abraham, Roberto G. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada); Bridge, Carrie R., E-mail: chou@astro.utoronto.ca, E-mail: abraham@astro.utoronto.ca, E-mail: bridge@astro.caltech.edu [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

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Magnetised Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in the intermediate regime between subsonic and supersonic regimes  

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The understanding of the dynamics at play at the Earth's Magnetopause, the boundary separating the Earth's magnetosphere and the solar wind plasmas, is of primary importance for space plasma modeling. We focus our attention on the low latitude flank of the magnetosphere where the velocity shear between the magnetosheath and the magnetospheric plasmas is the energetic source of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. On the shoulder of the resulting vortex chain, different secondary instabilities are at play depending on the local plasma parameters and compete with the vortex pairing process. Most important, secondary instabilities, among other magnetic reconnection, control the plasma mixing as well as the entry of solar wind plasma in the magnetosphere. We make use of a two-fluid model, including the Hall term and the electron mass in the generalized Ohm's law, to study the 2D non-linear evolution of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the magnetosheath-magnetosphere interface, in the intermediate regime between subsonic and supersonic regimes. We study the saturation mechanisms, depending on the density jump across the shear layer and the magnetic field strength in the plane. In the presence of a weak in-plane magnetic field, the dynamics of the Kelvin-Helmholtz rolled-up vortices self-consistently generates thin current sheets where reconnection instability eventually enables fast reconnection to develop. Such a system enables to study guide field multiple-island collisionless magnetic reconnection as embedded in a large-scale dynamic system, unlike the classical static, ad hoc reconnection setups. In this regime, reconnection is shown to inhibit the vortex pairing process. This study provides a clear example of nonlinear, cross-scale, collisionless plasma dynamics.

Henri, P.; Califano, F.; Pegoraro, F. [Dip. Fisica, Universita di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Faganello, M. [International Institute for Fusion Science/PIIM, UMR 7345 CNRS Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

315

Pore-Water Extraction from Unsaturated Porous Media: Intermediate-Scale Laboratory  

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As a remedial approach, vacuum-induced pore-water extraction offers the possibility of contaminant and water removal from the vadose zone, which may be beneficial in reducing the flux of vadose zone contaminants to groundwater. Vadose zone water extraction is being considered at the Hanford Site in Washington State as a means to remove technetium-99 contamination from low permeability sediments with relatively high water contents. A series of intermediate-scale laboratory experiments have been conducted to improve the fundamental understanding and limitations of the technique. Column experiments were designed to investigate the relations between imposed suctions, water saturations, and water production. Flow cell experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of high-permeability layers and near-well compaction on pore-water extraction efficiency. Results show that water extraction from unsaturated systems can be achieved in low permeability sediments, provided that the initial water saturations are relatively high. The presence of a high-permeability layer decreased the yield, and compaction near the well screen had a limited effect on overall performance. In all experiments, large pressure gradients were observed near the extraction screen. Minimum requirements for water extraction include an imposed vacuum-induced suction larger than the initial sediment capillary pressure, in combination with a fully saturated seepage-face boundary. A numerical multiphase simulator with a coupled seepage-face boundary conditions was used to simulate the experiments. Reasonable matches were obtained between measured and simulated results for both water extraction and capillary pressures, suggesting that numerical simulations may be used as a design tool for field-scale applications of pore-water extraction.

Oostrom, Martinus; Truex, Michael J.; Wietsma, Thomas W.; Tartakovsky, Guzel D.

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

316

Degradation studies on acid–base blends for both LT and intermediate T fuel cells  

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Abstract In this study the ex-situ and in-situ behavior of acid–base blend membranes from sulfonated polyethersulfone and a partially fluorinated sulfonated polymer (prepared by condensation of decafluorobipenyl with bisphenol AF, followed by sulfonation of the obtained polymer) and two different polybenzmidazoles (F6-PBI and PBIOO®) was investigated. Two types of acid–base blend membranes from the abovementioned polymers were prepared and characterized: acid–base blend membranes with a molar excess of acidic blend component for low-T H2 fuel cells (LT-FC) where the proton conductivity is overtaken by the sulfonic acid groups, and blend membranes comprising a molar excess of basic blend component which were subsequently doped with phosphoric acid for the usage in intermediate-T H2 fuel cells (IT-FC) where the network of phosphoric acid molecules in the membrane provides the proton conduction. For elucidation of the radical stability of the membranes, the membranes were subjected to Fenton's Reagent and were operated in a H2-PEMFC. After these tests, the membranes were investigated via SEC for molecular weight degradation. As a result, correlations could be found between degradation of the blend membranes in the fuel cell and after Fenton's test. Moreover, at IT-FC membranes, a correlation could be found between doping degree and fuel cell performance which are discussed in this paper. One of the membranes, a H3PO4-doped base-excess membrane from sPSU and PBIOO showed an excellent performance in an IT-FC at 180 °C of 0.85 A/cm2@0.5 V without pressurization of the reactant gases.

A. Chromik; J.A. Kerres

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERMEDIATE-MASS HOT CORES AT {approx}500 AU: DISKS OR OUTFLOWS?  

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Observations with the Plateau de Bure Interferometer in the most extended configuration toward two intermediate-mass star-forming regions, IRAS 22198+6336 and AFGL 5142, reveal the presence of several complex organic molecules at {approx}500 AU scales, confirming the presence of hot cores in both regions. The hot cores are not rich in CN-bearing molecules, as often seen in massive hot cores, and are mainly traced by CH{sub 3}CH{sub 2}OH, (CH{sub 2}OH){sub 2}, CH{sub 3}COCH{sub 3}, and CH{sub 3}OH, with, additionally, CH{sub 3}CHO, CH{sub 3}OD, and HCOOD for IRAS 22198+6336, and C{sub 6}H and O{sup 13}CS for AFGL 5142. The emission of complex molecules is resolved down to sizes of {approx}300 and {approx}600 AU, for IRAS 22198+6336 and AFGL 5142, respectively, and most likely is tracing protostellar disks rather than flattened envelopes or toroids as is usually found. This is especially clear for the case of IRAS 22198+6336, where we detect a velocity gradient for all the mapped molecules perpendicular to the most chemically rich outflow of the region, yielding a dynamic mass {approx}> 4 M{sub Sun }. As for AFGL 5142, the hot core emission is resolved into two elongated cores separated {approx}1800 AU. A detailed comparison of the complex molecule peaks to the new CO (2-1) data and H{sub 2}O maser data from the literature suggests also that for AFGL 5142 the complex molecules are mainly associated with disks, except for a faint and extended molecular emission found to the west, which is possibly produced in the interface between one of the outflows and the dense surrounding gas.

Palau, Aina; Girart, Josep M. [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Campus UAB-Facultat de Ciencies, Torre C5-parell 2, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalunya (Spain); Fuente, Asuncion; Alonso-Albi, Tomas [Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, P.O. Box 112, 28803 Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain); Fontani, Francesco; Sanchez-Monge, Alvaro [Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF, Largo E. Fermi 5, 50125 Firenze (Italy); Boissier, Jeremie [Istituto di Radioastronomia, INAF, Via Gobetti 101, Bologna (Italy); Pietu, Vincent; Neri, Roberto [IRAM, 300 Rue de la piscine, 38406 Saint Martin d'Heres (France); Busquet, Gemma [Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, INAF, Area di Recerca di Tor Vergata, Via Fosso Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy); Estalella, Robert [Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia (IEEC-UB), Institut Ciencies Cosmos, Universitat Barcelona, Marti Franques 1, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Zapata, Luis A. [Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, P.O. Box 3-72, 58090 Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico); Zhang, Qizhou; Ho, Paul T. P. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Audard, Marc, E-mail: palau@ieec.uab.es [Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva, Ch. des Maillettes 51, 1290 Versoix (Switzerland)

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Stellar Populations Found in the Central kpc of Four Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift  

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We investigate the star formation history of the central regions of four Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies (LCBGs). LCBGs are blue (B-V<0.6), compact (MU_B<21.5 mag arcsec^-2) galaxies with absolute magnitudes M_B brighter than -17.5. The LCBGs analyzed here are located at 0.436intermediate redshifts.

C. Hoyos; R. Guzman; A. I. Diaz; D. C. Koo; M. A. Bershady; .

2007-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of the UV Upturn in Local and Intermediate-Redshift Ellipticals  

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The rest-frame UV contains the most sensitive indicators of age for elliptical galaxies. While the near-UV flux from young ellipticals isolates the main sequence turnoff, the far-UV flux in old ellipticals is dominated by hot horizontal branch (HB) stars. This evolved population was first revealed by early UV observations showing a sharp flux increase shortward of rest-frame 2500 A, subsequently dubbed the "UV upturn." The phenomenon has since been characterized in many local ellipticals, and measurements at intermediate redshifts are now underway. Once ellipticals reach ages of 5-10 Gyr, stellar and galactic evolution theories predict that the UV-to-optical flux ratio can increase by orders of magnitude over timescales of a few Gyr, making the UV upturn the most rapidly evolving feature of these galaxies. It is thus expected to fade dramatically with increasing redshift. I review the imaging and spectroscopic evidence for the nature of the UV upturn in nearby ellipticals, and then present observations that measure the UV upturn at an epoch significantly earlier than our own. Far-UV data from the HUT demonstrate that the spectra of nearby ellipticals are dominated by hot HB stars. FOC UV imaging of M32 and the M31 bulge detected the UV-bright phases of post-HB stars, but did not reach the HB itself. Recent STIS observations were the first to image the hot HB and post-HB stars in the center of the nearest elliptical galaxy, M32; these observations also show a striking lack of UV-bright post-AGB stars. FOC observations of Abell 370, a rich galaxy cluster at z=0.375, show that giant ellipticals at a lookback time of 4 Gyr can exhibit strong UV luminosity, with no evidence of evolution in the UV upturn between this epoch and our own, thus implying a high redshift of formation (z_f > 4).

Thomas M. Brown

1999-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographic market suitability analysis for low- and intermediate-temperature solar IPH systems  

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Previous studies of the industrial market for solar energy systems have considered the level of solar radiation as the main determinant of geographic markets in the US. This study evaluates geographical markets extensively based on such criteria as output of different types of low- and intermediate-temperature solar thermal collectors, air quality constraints for competitive fuels, state solar tax incentives, fuel costs, low industrial use of coal, high industrial growth areas, and industry energy consumption in different parts of the US. Market suitability analysis and mapping techniques, refined in the past 20 years by land use planners, were used to evaluate geographical markets. A computer-aided system, Generalized Map Analysis Planning System (GMAPS), performed interactive, cellular, computer mapping, and composite mapping. Results indicate that the US Southwest and West are the most attractive geographical markets for solar IPH, based on an equal weighting of the evaluation criteria. The West North-Central and East South-Central regions appear to have the least attractive markets. Specific areas within states where solar IPH systems have distinct marketing advantages also are apparent from the composite maps. However, when different weights are assigned to the various criteria, the results change significantly for some regions of the country, such as the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and West South-Central 2 regions. The results of this work will become less valid in the future as state incentives for solar IPH, air quality regulations, and the status of competitive fuels all change. Volume I contains study results and maps.

Turner, A.K.; Weber, J.C.; DeAngelis, M.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Key experimental information on intermediate-range atomic structures in amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change material  

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.1063/1.3657139 Nature of phase transitions in crystalline and amorphous GeTe-Sb2Te3 phase change materials J. Chem. Phys on intermediate-range atomic structures in amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change material Shinya Hosokawa,1,2,a) Wolf change material Shinya Hosokawa, Wolf-Christian Pilgrim, Astrid Höhle, Daniel Szubrin, Nathalie Boudet

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Universal fluctuations: a new approach to the study of "phase transitions" in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions  

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The universal theory of order parameter fluctuations (delta scaling laws) is applied to a wide range of intermediate energy heavy-ion collision data obtained with INDRA. This systematic study confirms that the observed fragment production is compatible with aggregation scenarios for in- or out-of-equilibrium continuous phase transitions, while not showing any sign of critical behaviour or phase coexistence. We stress the importance of the methodology employed in order to gain further insight into the mechanism(s) responsible.

J. D. Frankland; R. Bougault; A. Chbihi; S. Hudan; A. Mignon; for the INDRA collaboration

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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In-medium NN cross sections determined from stopping and collective flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Zhang, Y; Li, Z; Danielewicz, Pawel; Li, Zhuxia; Zhang, Yingxun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-medium NN cross sections determined from stopping and collective flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Yingxun Zhang; Zhuxia Li; Pawel Danielewicz

2007-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial flow has little effect on clusterization at intermediate energies in the framework of the Lattice Gas Model  

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The Lattice Gas Model was extended to incorporate the effect of radial flow. Contrary to popular belief, radial flow has little effect on the clusterization process in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions except adding an ordered motion to the particles in the fragmentation source. We compared the results from the lattice gas model with and without radial flow to experimental data. We found that charge yields from central collisions are not significantly affected by inclusion of any reasonable radial flow.

C. B. Das; L. Shi; S. Das Gupta

2004-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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uvbyCa H beta CCD Photometry of Clusters. VII. The Intermediate-Age Anticenter Cluster Melotte 71  

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CCD photometry on the intermediate-band uvbyCa H beta system is presented for the anticenter, intermediate-age open cluster, Melotte 71. Restricting the data to probable single members of the cluster using the color-magnitude diagram and the photometric indices alone generates a sample of 48 F dwarfs on the unevolved main sequence. The average E(b-y) = 0.148 +/- 0.003 (s.e.m.) or E(B-V) = 0.202 +/- 0.004 (s.e.m.), where the errors refer to internal errors alone. With this reddening, [Fe/H] is derived from both m1 and hk, using H beta and b-y as the temperature index, with excellent agreement among the four approaches and a final weighted average of [Fe/H] = -0.17 +/- 0.02 (s.e.m.) for the cluster, on a scale where the Hyades has [Fe/H] = +0.12. When adjusted for the higher reddening estimate, the previous metallicity estimates from Washington photometry and from spectroscopy are now in agreement with the intermediate-band result. From comparisons to isochrones of appropriate metallicity, the cluster age and d...

Twarog, B A; Corder, S

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

A two-step photon-intermediate technique for the production of electricity, chemicals or lasers in nuclear energy conversion  

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The authors have developed an energy conversion concept, called Photon-Intermediate Direct Energy Conversion (PIDEC), that makes possible a two-step conversion of high grade nuclear energy (fission or fusion) to electricity or other useful high grade energy forms without intermediate thermalization. In PIDEC the nuclear fuel has a low average density, with local scale lengths significantly shorter than the range of the energetic nuclear reaction products. In the first step of the process, the nuclear energetic reaction product energy is transported to a fluorescer gas which converts it into photons. Then, in the second step of the process, the photons are transported out of the nuclear reactor to a medium which converts the photon energy to the desired product high grade energy form, such as electricity. We calculate that electricity can be produced, non-thermally, with an efficiency of up to 30%. With the addition of intermediate and bottoming thermal cycles, efficiency for electricity production could be as high as 70%, double that of conventional nuclear power plants. In addition to electric power, photolysis makes other product forms possible. These products include useful feedstock, or combustion chemicals, such as hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and excited molecular and atomic states, used for laser amplifiers or oscillators.

M.A. Prelas; F.P. Boody; E.J. Charlson; G.H. Miley

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Multiple Reheat Helium Brayton Cycles to Eliminate the Intermediate Heat Transfer Loop for Advanced Loop Type SFRs  

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The sodium intermediate heat transfer loop is used in existing sodium cooled fast reactor (SFR) plant design as a necessary safety measure to separate the radioactive primary loop sodium from the water of the steam Rankine power cycle. However, the intermediate heat transfer loop significantly increases the SFR plant cost and decreases the plant reliability due to the relatively high possibility of sodium leakage. A previous study shows that helium Brayton cycles with multiple reheat and intercooling for SFRs with reactor outlet temperature in the range of 510°C to 650°C can achieve thermal efficiencies comparable to or higher than steam cycles or recently proposed supercritical CO2 cycles. Use of inert helium as the power conversion working fluid provides major advantages over steam or CO2 by removing the requirement for safety systems to prevent and mitigate the sodium-water or sodium-CO2 reactions. A helium Brayton cycle power conversion system therefore makes the elimination of the intermediate heat transfer loop possible. This paper presents a pre-conceptual design of multiple reheat helium Brayton cycle for an advanced loop type SFR. This design widely refers the new horizontal shaft distributed PBMR helium power conversion design features. For a loop type SFR with reactor outlet temperature 550°C, the design achieves 42.4% thermal efficiency with favorable power density comparing with high temperature gas cooled reactors.

Haihua Zhao; Hongbin Zhang; Samuel E. Bays

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of using high-density polyethylene geomembrane layer as landfill intermediate cover on landfill gas extraction  

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Clay is widely used as a traditional cover material for landfills. As clay becomes increasingly costly and scarce, and it also reduces the storage capacity of landfills, alternative materials with low hydraulic conductivity are employed. In developing countries such as China, landfill gas (LFG) is usually extracted for utilization during filling stage, therefore, the intermediate covering system is an important part in a landfill. In this study, a field test of LFG extraction was implemented under the condition of using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane layer as the only intermediate cover on the landfill. Results showed that after welding the HDPE geomembranes together to form a whole airtight layer upon a larger area of landfill, the gas flow in the general pipe increased 25% comparing with the design that the HDPE geomembranes were not welded together, which means that the gas extraction ability improved. However as the heat isolation capacity of the HDPE geomembrane layer is low, the gas generation ability of a shallow landfill is likely to be weakened in cold weather. Although using HDPE geomembrane layer as intermediate cover is acceptable in practice, the management and maintenance of it needs to be investigated in order to guarantee its effective operation for a long term.

Zezhi Chen; Huijuan Gong; Mengqun Zhang; Weili Wu; Yu Liu; Jin Feng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractional Action Cosmology: Emergent, Logamediate, Intermediate, Power law Scenarios of the Universe and Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics  

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In the framework of Fractional Action Cosmology (FAC), we study the generalized second law of thermodynamics for the Friedmann Universe enclosed by a boundary. We use the four well-known cosmic horizons as boundaries namely, apparent horizon, future event horizon, Hubble horizon and particle horizon. We construct the generalized second law (GSL) using and without using the first law of thermodynamics. To check the validity of GSL, we express the law in the form of four different scale factors namely emergent, logamediate, intermediate and power law. For Hubble, apparent and particle horizons, the GSL holds for emergent and logamediate expansions of the universe when we apply with and without using first law. For intermediate scenario, the GSL is valid for Hubble, apparent, particle horizons when we apply with and without first law. Also for intermediate scenario, the GSL is valid for event horizon when we apply first law but it breaks down without using first law. But for power law expansion, the GSL may be valid for some cases and breaks down otherwise.

Ujjal Debnath; Mubasher Jamil; Surajit Chattopadhyay

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DISCOVERING BRIGHT QUASARS AT INTERMEDIATE REDSHIFTS BASED ON OPTICAL/NEAR-INFRARED COLORS  

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The identification of quasars at intermediate redshifts (2.2 < z < 3.5) has been inefficient in most previous quasar surveys since the optical colors of quasars are similar to those of stars. The near-IR K-band excess technique has been suggested to overcome this difficulty. Our recent study also proposed to use optical/near-IR colors for selecting z < 4 quasars. To verify the effectiveness of this method, we selected a list of 105 unidentified bright targets with i ? 18.5 from the quasar candidates of SDSS DR6 with both SDSS ugriz optical and UKIDSS YJHK near-IR photometric data, which satisfy our proposed Y – K/g – z criterion and have photometric redshifts between 2.2 and 3.5 estimated from the nine-band SDSS-UKIDSS data. We observed 43 targets with the BFOSC instrument on the 2.16 m optical telescope at Xinglong station of the National Astronomical Observatory of China in the spring of 2012. We spectroscopically identified 36 targets as quasars with redshifts between 2.1 and 3.4. The high success rate of discovering these quasars in the SDSS spectroscopic surveyed area further demonstrates the robustness of both the Y – K/g – z selection criterion and the photometric redshift estimation technique. We also used the above criterion to investigate the possible stellar contamination rate among the quasar candidates of SDSS DR6, and found that the rate is much higher when selecting 3 < z < 3.5 quasar candidates than when selecting lower redshift candidates (z < 2.2). The significant improvement in the photometric redshift estimation when using the nine-band SDSS-UKIDSS data over the five-band SDSS data is demonstrated and a catalog of 7727 unidentified quasar candidates in SDSS DR6 selected with optical/near-IR colors and having photometric redshifts between 2.2 and 3.5 is provided. We also tested the Y – K/g – z selection criterion with the recently released SDSS-III/DR9 quasar catalog and found that 96.2% of 17,999 DR9 quasars with UKIDSS Y- and K-band data satisfy our criterion. With some available samples of red quasars and type II quasars, we find that 88% and 96.5% of these objects can be selected by the Y – K/g – z criterion, respectively, which supports our claim that using the Y – K/g – z criterion efficiently selects both unobscured and obscured quasars. We discuss the implications of our results on the ongoing and upcoming large optical and near-IR sky surveys.

Wu, Xue-Bing; Zuo, Wenwen; Yang, Jinyi; Yang, Qian; Wang, Feige, E-mail: wuxb@pku.edu.cn [Department of Astronomy, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of using intermediate x-ray energies for highly conformal extracranial radiotherapy  

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Purpose: To investigate the feasibility of using intermediate energy 2 MV x-rays for extracranial robotic intensity modulated radiation therapy. Methods: Two megavolts flattening filter free x-rays were simulated using the Monte Carlo code MCNP (v4c). A convolution/superposition dose calculation program was tuned to match the Monte Carlo calculation. The modeled 2 MV x-rays and actual 6 MV flattened x-rays from existing Varian Linacs were used in integrated beam orientation and fluence optimization for a head and neck, a liver, a lung, and a partial breast treatment. A column generation algorithm was used for the intensity modulation and beam orientation optimization. Identical optimization parameters were applied in three different planning modes for each site: 2, 6 MV, and dual energy 2/6 MV. Results: Excellent agreement was observed between the convolution/superposition and the Monte Carlo calculated percent depth dose profiles. For the patient plans, overall, the 2/6 MV x-ray plans had the best dosimetry followed by 2 MV only and 6 MV only plans. Between the two single energy plans, the PTV coverage was equivalent but 2 MV x-rays improved organs-at-risk sparing. For the head and neck case, the 2MV plan reduced lips, mandible, tongue, oral cavity, brain, larynx, left and right parotid gland mean doses by 14%, 8%, 4%, 14%, 24%, 6%, 30% and 16%, respectively. For the liver case, the 2 MV plan reduced the liver and body mean doses by 17% and 18%, respectively. For the lung case, lung V20, V10, and V5 were reduced by 13%, 25%, and 30%, respectively. V10 of heart with 2 MV plan was reduced by 59%. For the partial breast treatment, the 2 MV plan reduced the mean dose to the ipsilateral and contralateral lungs by 27% and 47%, respectively. The mean body dose was reduced by 16%. Conclusions: The authors showed the feasibility of using flattening filter free 2 MV x-rays for extracranial treatments as evidenced by equivalent or superior dosimetry compared to 6 MV plans using the same inverse noncoplanar intensity modulated planning method.

Dong, Peng; Yu, Victoria; Nguyen, Dan; Demarco, John; Low, Daniel A.; Sheng, Ke, E-mail: ksheng@mednet.ucla.edy [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Woods, Kaley; Boucher, Salime [RadiaBeam Technologies, Santa Monica, California 90404 (United States)] [RadiaBeam Technologies, Santa Monica, California 90404 (United States)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the Reaction Intermediates for the Water-Gas Shift over Inverse CeOx/Au(111) Catalysts  

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The water-gas shift (WGS) is an important reaction for the production of molecular H{sub 2} from CO and H{sub 2}O. An inverse CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) catalyst exhibits a very good WGS activity, better than that of copper surfaces or Cu nanoparticles dispersed on a ZnO(0 0 0 {bar 1}) substrate which model current WGS industrial catalysts. In this work we report on intermediates likely to arise during the CO + H{sub 2}O reaction over CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) using soft X-ray photoemission (sXPS) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). Several potential intermediates including formates (HCOO), carbonates (CO{sub 3}) and carboxylates (HOCO) are considered. Adsorption of HCOOH and CO{sub 2} is used to create both HCOO and CO{sub 3} on the CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) surface, respectively. HCOO appears to have greater stability with desorption temperatures up to 600 K while CO{sub 3} only survives on the surface up to 300 K. On the CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) catalysts, the presence of Ce{sup 3+} leads to the dissociation of H{sub 2}O to give OH groups. We demonstrate experimentally that the OH species are stable on the surface up to 600 K and interact with CO to yield weakly bound intermediates. When there is an abundance of Ce{sup 4+}, the OH concentration is diminished and the likely intermediates are carbonates. As the surface defects are increased and the Ce{sup 3+}/Ce{sup 4+} ratio grows, the OH concentration also grows and both carbonate and formate species are observed on the surface after dosing CO to H{sub 2}O/CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1). The addition of ceria nanoparticles to Au(1 1 1) is essential to generate an active WGS catalyst and to increase the production and stability of key reaction intermediates (OH, HCOO and CO{sub 3}).

Rodriguez, J.A.; Senanayake, S.D.; Stacchiola, D.; Evans, J.; Estrella, M.; Barrio-Pliego, L.; Pérez, M.; Hrbek, J.

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the Reaction Intermediates for the Water–gas Shift over Inverse CeOx / Au(1 1 1) Catalysts  

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The water-gas shift (WGS) is an important reaction for the production of molecular H{sub 2} from CO and H{sub 2}O. An inverse CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) catalyst exhibits a very good WGS activity, better than that of copper surfaces or Cu nanoparticles dispersed on a ZnO(0 0 0 {bar 1}) substrate which model current WGS industrial catalysts. In this work we report on intermediates likely to arise during the CO + H{sub 2}O reaction over CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) using soft X-ray photoemission (sXPS) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). Several potential intermediates including formates (HCOO), carbonates (CO{sub 3}) and carboxylates (HOCO) are considered. Adsorption of HCOOH and CO{sub 2} is used to create both HCOO and CO{sub 3} on the CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) surface, respectively. HCOO appears to have greater stability with desorption temperatures up to 600 K while CO{sub 3} only survives on the surface up to 300 K. On the CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1) catalysts, the presence of Ce{sup 3+} leads to the dissociation of H{sub 2}O to give OH groups. We demonstrate experimentally that the OH species are stable on the surface up to 600 K and interact with CO to yield weakly bound intermediates. When there is an abundance of Ce{sup 4+}, the OH concentration is diminished and the likely intermediates are carbonates. As the surface defects are increased and the Ce{sup 3+}/Ce{sup 4+} ratio grows, the OH concentration also grows and both carbonate and formate species are observed on the surface after dosing CO to H{sub 2}O/CeO{sub x}/Au(1 1 1). The addition of ceria nanoparticles to Au(1 1 1) is essential to generate an active WGS catalyst and to increase the production and stability of key reaction intermediates (OH, HCOO and CO{sub 3}).

Senanayake, S.; Stacchiola, D; Evans, J; Estrella, M; Barrio, L; Perez, M; Hrbek, J; Rodriguez, J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IN-SITU SAMPLING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NATURALLY OCCURRING MARINE METHANE HYDRATE USING THE D/V JOIDES RESOLUTION  

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The primary accomplishment of the JOI Cooperative Agreement with DOE/NETL in this quarter was the preparation of tools and measurement systems for deployment, testing and use on ODP Leg 204, which will study hydrate deposits on Hydrate Ridge, offshore Oregon. Additional accomplishments were related to the postcruise evaluation of tools and measurements systems used on ODP Leg 201 along the Peru margin from January through March, 2002. The operational results from the use of the Pressure Core Sampler (PCS) tool and the PCS Gas Manifold on ODP Leg 201 are evaluated in this progress report in order to prepare for the upcoming deployments on ODP Leg 204 in July, 2002. The PCS was deployed 17 times during ODP Leg 201 and successfully retrieved cores from a broad range of lithologies and sediment depths along the Peru margin. Eleven deployments were entirely successful, collecting between 0.5 and 1.0 meters of sediment at greater than 75% of hydrostatic pressure. The PCS gas manifold was used in conjunction with the Pressure Core Sampler (PCS) throughout ODP Leg 201 to measure the total volume and composition of gases recovered in sediment cores associated with methane gas hydrates. The FUGRO Pressure Corer (FPC), one of the HYACE/HYACINTH pressure coring tools, was also deployed on the D/V JOIDES Resolution during ODP Legs 201 to field-test this coring system at three shallow-water sites located offshore Peru. The field-testing of these tools provides a corollary benefit to DOE/NETL at no cost to this project. The testing of these tools on the D/V JOIDES Resolution was negotiated as part of a cooperative agreement between JOI/ODP and the HYACINTH partners. The DVTP, DVTP-P, APC-methane, and APC-Temperature tools (ODP memory tools) were used extensively during ODP Leg 201. The data obtained from the successful deployments of these tools is still being evaluated by the scientists and engineers involved in this testing; however, preliminary results are presented in this report. An infrared-thermal imaging system (IR-TIS) was deployed for the first time on ODP Leg 201. This system was used to identify methane hydrate intervals in the recovered cores. Initial discussions of these experiments are provided in this report. This report is an overview of the field measurements made on recovered sediment cores and the downhole measurements made during ODP Leg 201. These results are currently being used to incorporate the ''lessons learned'' from these deployments to prepare for a dedicated ODP leg to study the characteristics of naturally-occurring hydrates in the subsurface environment of Hydrate Ridge, offshore Oregon during ODP Leg 204, which will take place from July through September, 2002.

Dr. Frank R. Rack; Dr. Gerald Dickens; Kathryn Ford; Derryl Schroeder; Michael Storms; ODP Leg 201 Shipboard Scientific Party

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From Nuclei to Micro-structure: investigating intermediate length scales by small angle laser light scattering  

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Hard spheres are a well recognized model system of statistical physics and soft condensed matter. Their crystallization behaviour has been intensively studied at the structural length scale by Bragg light scattering and/or high resolution microscopy. We here present an improved light scattering apparatus capable to perform simultaneous measurements in the Bragg scattering regime and in the small angle regime. We give an account of its construction and demonstrate its performance for several examples of hard sphere and attractive hard sphere suspensions. Comparison of small angle to Bragg data allows a calibration of the sequence of events in time. We show how important complementary information can be gained from the small angle studies e.g. on the immediate environment of the growing crystals or the global scale crystallite distribution. We further demonstrate that processes occurring on larger length scales have a significant influence on the crystallization kinetics and the final micro-structure.

Richard Beyer; Markus Franke; Hans Joachim Schöpe; Eckhard Bartsch; Thomas Palberg

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Search for gravitational radiation from intermediate mass black hole binaries in data from the second LIGO-Virgo joint science run  

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This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo ...

Aggarwal, Nancy

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Characterization of Intermediate Phases Formed Between Solid Nickel and Liquid Zinc During Use as an Encapsulated Phase Change Material in Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems  

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Of the new material systems under investigation for use in higher temperature phase change material-based solar thermal energy storage (TES) ... it is possible that the formation of intermediate phases could impe...

J. C. Sabol; W. Z. Misiolek; A. Oztekin…

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Source properties of intermediate-mass fragments emitted in the reaction 14N+232Th at E/A=35 MeV  

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Triple coincidences between intermediate-mass fragments and angle-correlated binary fission events were measured in the at E/A=35 MeV. It was found that fragments emitted at backward angles appear to be associated with reactions in which nearly all ofthe projectile momentum is carried away by the heavy reaction residue and the intermediate-mass fragment. In contrast, fragments emitted at forward angles are accompanied by 20%–30% missing momentum.

M. Fatyga; K. Kwiatkowski; V. E. Viola; W. G. Wilson; M. B. Tsang; J. Pochodzalla; W. G. Lynch; C. K. Gelbke; D. J. Fields; C. B. Chitwood; Z. Chen; T. Nayak

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A SAMPLE OF INTERMEDIATE-TYPE AGNs. I. SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES AND SERENDIPITOUS DISCOVERY OF NEW DUAL AGNs  

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A sample of 10 nearby intermediate-type active galactic nuclei (AGNs) drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is presented. The aim of this work is to provide estimations of the black hole (BH) mass for the sample galaxies from the dynamics of the broad-line region. For this purpose, a detailed spectroscopic analysis of the objects was done. Using Baldwin-Phillips-Terlevich diagnostic diagrams, we have carefully classified the objects as true intermediate-type AGNs and found that 80%{sup +7.2%} {sub -17.3%} are composite AGNs. The BH mass estimated for the sample is within 6.54 {+-} 0.16 < log M {sub BH} < 7.81 {+-} 0.14. Profile analysis shows that five objects (J120655.63+501737.1, J121607.08+504930.0, J141238.14+391836.5, J143031.18+524225.8, and J162952.88+242638.3) have narrow double-peaked emission lines in both the red (H{alpha}, [N II] {lambda}{lambda}6548,6583 and [S II] {lambda}{lambda}6716, 6731) and the blue (H{beta} and [O III] {lambda}{lambda}4959, 5007) regions of the spectra, with velocity differences ({Delta}V) between the double peaks within 114 km s{sup -1} < {Delta}V < 256 km s{sup -1}. Two of them, J121607.08+504930.0 and J141238.14+391836.5, are candidates for dual AGNs since their double-peaked emission lines are dominated by AGN activity. In searches of dual AGNs, type 1, type II, and intermediate-type AGNs should be carefully separated, due to the high serendipitous number of narrow double-peaked sources (50% {+-} 14.4%) found in our sample.

Benitez, Erika; Cruz-Gonzalez, Irene; Martinez, Benoni; Jimenez-Bailon, Elena [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 70-264, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)] [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 70-264, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Mendez-Abreu, Jairo; Lopez-Martin, Luis [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)] [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Fuentes-Carrera, Isaura [Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional (ESFM-IPN), U.P. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Mexico D.F. 07730 (Mexico)] [Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional (ESFM-IPN), U.P. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Mexico D.F. 07730 (Mexico); Leon-Tavares, Jonathan [Aalto University Metsaehovi Radio Observatory, Metsaehovintie 114, FI-02540, Kylmaelae (Finland)] [Aalto University Metsaehovi Radio Observatory, Metsaehovintie 114, FI-02540, Kylmaelae (Finland); Chavushyan, Vahram H., E-mail: erika@astro.unam.mx [Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Apdo. Postal 51-216, 72000 Puebla (Mexico)

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Reduction of iron oxide as an oxygen carrier by coal pyrolysis and steam char gasification intermediate products  

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The feasibility of the reduction of oxygen carrier Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} in chemical-looping combustion using solid fuel (lignite) provided a gasifying agent like steam was introduced into the reactor was investigated with a fixed-bed reactor. The X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscope were used for the characterization of the Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} and its reduction residue. Results strongly supported the feasibility of Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} reduction by lignite and obtaining pure CO{sub 2} from the off-gases. Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} can be fully converted to Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} by pyrolysis and gasification intermediates primarily H{sub 2} and CO, which was confirmed by both the off-gas concentrations and X-ray diffractometer analysis. A 0.75 g portion of Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} can be completely reduced to Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} by the volatile matter released from 0.1 g coal, and Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} can be fully reduced to Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} by steam char gasification products provided that the molar ratio of carbon in char to Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} is 1:6. The purity of CO{sub 2} in the outlet gases was higher than 85% when Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} was reduced by intermediate products during coal pyrolysis, and the purity of CO{sub 2} in the off-gases was higher than 95% when Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} was reduced by intermediate products resulting from steam char gasification, making CO{sub 2} sequestration disposal desirable for high purity CO{sub 2}. The char gasification reaction rate was slow compared with the reactivity of the iron oxide with the char gasified intermediates, indicating that char gasification was the rate-limiting step in the reduction process. In the steam char gasification process, the times it took to reach 90% carbon conversion for K-10-char and Ca-10-char were 15 and 30 min, respectively, at 1123 K, but the time for the raw char was 50 min at 1173 K. 40 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

Jing-biao Yang; Ning-sheng Cai; Zhen-shan Li [Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). Key Laboratory of Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge dependence and electric quadrupole effects on single-nucleon removal in relativistic and intermediate energy nuclear collisions  

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Single-nucleon removal in relativistic and intermediate energy nucleus-nucleus collisions is studied using a generalization of Weizsäcker-Williams theory that treats each electromagnetic multipole separately. Calculations are presented for electric dipole and quadrupole excitations and incorporate a realistic minimum impact parameter, Coulomb recoil corrections, and the uncertainties in the input photonuclear data. Discrepancies are discussed. The maximum quadrupole effect to be observed in future experiments is estimated and also an analysis of the charge dependence of the electromagnetic cross sections down to energies as low as 100 MeV/nucleon is made.

John W. Norbury

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the intermediate layer at the n{sup +}-CdS/p-CdTe interface  

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The effect of production conditions and subsequent stimulation by ultrasonic irradiation on the formation of a solid solution at the n-CdS/p-CdTe interface in solar cells has been investigated. The phase composition of the solid-solution transient layer was investigated by a nondestructive photoelectric method (measurement of the spectral distribution of photosensitivity in the gate and photodiode modes). It is shown that the phase composition and thickness of the intermediate CdTe{sub 1-x}S{sub x} layer depend strongly on the heterostructure formation conditions.

Muzafarova, S. A., E-mail: samusu@rambler.ru; Aitbaev, B. U.; Mirsagatov, Sh. A. [Academy of Sciences of Republic Uzbekistan, Physicotechnical Institute, NPO Fizika solntsa (Uzbekistan); Durshimbetov, K. [Karakalpak State University (Uzbekistan); Zhanabergenov, Zh. [Karakalpak State Pedagogical Institute (Uzbekistan)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low and intermediate temperature oxidation of ethanol and ethanol-PRF blends: An experimental and modeling study  

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In this brief communication, we present new experimental species profile measurements for the low and intermediate temperature oxidation of ethanol under knock-prone conditions. These experiments show that ethanol exhibits no global low temperature reactivity at these conditions, although we note the heterogeneous decomposition of ethanol to ethylene and water. Similar behavior is reported for an E85 blend in n-heptane. Kinetic modeling results are presented to complement these experiments and elucidate the interaction of ethanol and primary reference fuels undergoing cooxidation. (author)

Haas, Francis M.; Chaos, Marcos; Dryer, Frederick L. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoevaporation of protostellar disks III. The appearance of photoevaporating disks around young intermediate mass stars  

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We present theoretical continuum emission spectra (SED's), isophotal maps and line profiles for several models of photoevaporating disks at different orientations with respect to the observer. The hydrodynamic evolution of these models has been the topic of the two previous papers of this series. We discuss in detail the numerical scheme used for these diagnostic radiation transfer calculations. Our results are qualitatively compared to observed ultracompact Hii-regions (UCHii's). Our conclusion is that the high fraction of ``unresolved'' UCHii's from the catalogues of Wood & Churchwell (1989) and Kurtz et al. (1994) cannot be explained by disks around massive stars. In particular, the observed infrared spectra of these objects indicate dust temperatures which are about one order of magnitude lower than expected. We suggest that disks around close companions to OB stars may be necessary to resolve this inconsistency. Alternatively, strong stellar winds and radiative acceleration could remove disk material from the immediate vicinity of luminous O stars, whereas for the lower luminosity sources considered here this will not occur. We also find that line profiles tracing the evaporated material originating from the disk are not influenced significantly by the existence of stellar winds over a wide range of wind velocities (400 - 1000 km/s). We compare our results to the bright IRAS source MWC349A. Many of its properties, especially its spatial appearance in high-resolution radio maps, can be well explained by a disk surrounding a UV luminous star with a high velocity stellar wind.

Olaf Kessel; Harold W. Yorke; Sabine Richling

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate-Scale Laboratory Experiments of Subsurface Flow and Transport Resulting from Tank Leaks  

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Washington River Protection Solutions contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to conduct laboratory experiments and supporting numerical simulations to improve the understanding of water flow and contaminant transport in the subsurface between waste tanks and ancillary facilities at Waste Management Area C. The work scope included two separate sets of experiments: •Small flow cell experiments to investigate the occurrence of potential unstable fingering resulting from leaks and the limitations of the STOMP (Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases) simulator to predict flow patterns and solute transport behavior under these conditions. Unstable infiltration may, under certain conditions, create vertically elongated fingers potentially transporting contaminants rapidly through the unsaturated zone to groundwater. The types of leak that may create deeply penetrating fingers include slow release, long duration leaks in relatively permeable porous media. Such leaks may have occurred below waste tanks at the Hanford Site. •Large flow experiments to investigate the behavior of two types of tank leaks in a simple layered system mimicking the Waste Management Area C. The investigated leaks include a relatively large leak with a short duration from a tank and a long duration leak with a relatively small leakage rate from a cascade line.

Oostrom, Martinus; Wietsma, Thomas W.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time NMR monitoring of intermediates and labile products of the bifunctional enzyme UDP-apiose/UDP-xylose synthase  

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time time NMR monitoring of intermediates and labile products of the bifunctional enzyme UDP-apiose/UDP-xylose synthase Paul Guyett , John Glushka, Xiaogang Gu, Maor Bar-Peled * Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and BioEnergy Science Center 315 Riverbend Rd., University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 11 February 2009 Received in revised form 17 March 2009 Accepted 23 March 2009 Available online 27 March 2009 Keywords: Apiose UDP-apiose UDP-xylose synthase NMR spectroscopy Stocsy a b s t r a c t The conversion of UDP-a-D-glucuronic acid to UDP-a-D-xylose and UDP-a-D-apiose by a bifunctional potato enzyme UDP-apiose/UDP-xylose synthase was studied using real-time nuclear magnetic reso- nance (NMR) spectroscopy. UDP-a-D-glucuronic acid is converted via the intermediate uridine 5 0 -b-L- threo-pentapyranosyl-4 00 -ulose

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ANTI-CORRELATED SOFT LAGS IN THE INTERMEDIATE STATE OF BLACK HOLE SOURCE GX 339-4  

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We report the few hundred second anti-correlated soft lags between soft and hard energy bands in the source GX 339-4 using RXTE observations. In one observation, anti-correlated soft lags were observed using the ISGRI/INTEGRAL hard energy band and the PCA/RXTE soft energy band light curves. The lags were observed when the source was in hard and soft intermediate states, i.e., in a steep power-law state. We found that the temporal and spectral properties were changed during the lag timescale. The anti-correlated soft lags are associated with spectral variability during which the geometry of the accretion disk is changed. The observed temporal and spectral variations are explained using the framework of truncated disk geometry. We found that during the lag timescale, the centroid frequency of quasi-periodic oscillation is decreased, the soft flux is decreased along with an increase in the hard flux, and the power-law index steepens together with a decrease in the disk normalization parameter. We argue that these changes could be explained if we assume that the hot corona condenses and forms a disk in the inner region of the accretion disk. The overall spectral and temporal changes support the truncated geometry of the accretion disk in the steep power-law state or in the intermediate state.

Sriram, K.; Choi, C. S. [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Deajeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Rao, A. R., E-mail: astrosriram@yahoo.co.i [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005 (India)

2010-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Subaru Search for Lyman-Alpha Emitters at z=5.8 with an Intermediate-Band Filter  

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We present the results of a survey for Ly-alpha emitters at z ~ 5.8 using a new intermediate-band filter centered at lambda_c = 8275 AA with Delta-lambda_FWHM = 340 AA (i.e., the spectroscopic resolution is R ~ 23) with a combination with a traditional narrow-band centered at lambda_c = 8150 AA with Delta-lambda_FWHM = 120 AA (R ~ 68). Our observations were made with use of the Subaru Prime Focus Camera, Suprime-Cam, on the 8.2 m Subaru telescope in a sky area surrounding the high redshift quasar, SDSSp J104433.04-012522.2 at z=5.74, covering an effective sky area with ~ 720 arcmin^2. In this survey, we have found four Ly-alpha-emitter candidates from the intermediate-band image (z \\~ 5.8 with Delta z ~ 0.3). Combined with our previous results based on the NB816 imaging, we discuss the star formation activity in galaxies between z ~ 5.7 and z ~ 5.9.

Ajiki, M; Fujita, S S; Shioya, Y; Nagao, T; Murayama, T; Yamada, S F; Umeda, K; Sasaki, S S; Sumiya, R; Komiyama, Yu; Ajiki, Masaru; Taniguchi, Yoshiaki; Fujita, Shinobu S.; Shioya, Yasuhiro; Nagao, Tohru; Murayama, Takashi; Yamada, Sanae F.; Umeda, Kazuyoshi; Sasaki, Shunji S.; Sumiya, Ryoko; Komiyama, Yutaka

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of supercritical water–hydrocarbon mixing in a cylindrical tee at intermediate Reynolds number: Formulation, numerical method and laminar mixing  

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Abstract The objective of this work is to study the flow dynamics and mixing of supercritical water and a model hydrocarbon (n-decane), under fully miscible conditions, in a small scale cylindrical tee mixer (pipe ID = 2.4 mm), at an intermediate inlet Reynolds number of 500 using 3-D CFD simulations. A Peng–Robinson EoS with standard van der Waals mixing rules is employed to model the near-critical thermodynamics with the mixture binary interaction parameter obtained from a Predictive Peng–Robinson EoS using group contribution theory (PPR78). The n-decane stream is introduced at the colder temperature of 700 K to ensure operation above the Upper Critical Solution Temperature (UCST, 632 K) of the water n-decane system while the water stream enters at a higher temperature of 800 K. Under these conditions, the flow in the tee mixer remains laminar and steady-state is reached. Mixing occurs predominantly due to the circulating action of a counter-rotating vortex pair (CVP) in the body of the hydrocarbon jet entering from the top. This CVP is formed due to the reorientation of the streamwise vorticity pre-existing within the hydrocarbon jet as it flows down the vertical pipe of the tee junction. The advective transport is further assisted by a secondary flow of water from the bottom stream, around the hydrocarbon jet, toward the space vacated near the top of the downstream pipe section by the downward motion of the HC jet. The CVP becomes progressively weaker due to vorticity diffusion as it is advected downstream and beyond 10–12 diameter lengths downstream of the mixing joint, transport is mainly controlled by molecular diffusion. It was found that the variations of density and transport properties with temperature do not have a significant impact on the flow and mixing dynamics for a ?T = 100 K between the two streams. Local cooling of the fluid mixture was also observed in the mixing of water and n-decane streams entering at the same temperature (initially isothermal). This cooling effect is due to the diffusion of species along a gradient in their partial enthalpy in the mixture. Such gradients in species partial enthalpies are non-zero under near-critical conditions even for initially isothermal flows due to the non-ideality of the fluid mixture under these conditions. This local heating/cooling effect at near-critical conditions could give rise to unexpected formation of phases when operating close to critical points.

Ashwin Raghavan; Ahmed F. Ghoniem

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification and Selection of Human Lymphokine Activated Killer Cell Effectors and Novel Recycling Intermediates by Unique Light-scattering Properties  

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...immunology Lymphokines pharmacology Phenotype Scattering, Radiation (CANCER RESEARCH 48, 2184-2192. April 15, 1988...presumably also originated from increased concentrations of naturally occuring cytoplasmic fluorescent species. A possible autofluorescent...

William G. Loudon; Samuel R. Abraham; Laurie B. Owen-Schaub; Lucy L. Hemingway; George P. Hemstreet; and Lawrence E. DeBault

1988-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization Methodology for Decommissioning Low and Intermediate Level Fissile Nuclide Contaminated Buried Soils and Process Piping Using Photon Counting  

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of Standards and Technology NORM Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material NPS Nominal Pipe Size NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory vii PDF Probability Distribution Function PVC Polyvinyl...

Pritchard, Megan L

2014-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Naturally Occurring Auxin Transport Regulators  

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...Isorhamnetin >==Fisetin >=fisetin) again included widely distributed flavone and flavonol aglycones...

MARK JACOBS; PHILIP H. RUBERY

1988-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A SAMPLE OF INTERMEDIATE-TYPE ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI. II. HOST BULGE PROPERTIES AND BLACK HOLE MASS ESTIMATES  

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We present a study of the host bulge properties and their relations with the black hole mass for a sample of 10 intermediate-type active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Our sample consists mainly of early-type spirals, four of them hosting a bar. For 70{sup +10} {sub -17}% of the galaxies, we have been able to determine the type of the bulge, and find that these objects probably harbor a pseudobulge or a combination of classical bulge/pseudobulge, suggesting that pseudobulges might be frequent in intermediate-type AGNs. In our sample, 50% {+-} 14% of the objects show double-peaked emission lines. Therefore, narrow double-peaked emission lines seem to be frequent in galaxies harboring a pseudobulge or a combination of classical bulge/pseudobulge. Depending on the bulge type, we estimated the black hole mass using the corresponding M {sub BH}-{sigma}* relation and found them within a range of 5.69 {+-} 0.21 < log M {sup {sigma}}*{sub BH} < 8.09 {+-} 0.24. Comparing these M {sup {sigma}}*{sub BH} values with masses derived from the FWHM of H{beta} and the continuum luminosity at 5100 A from their SDSS-DR7 spectra (M {sub BH}), we find that 8 out of 10 (80{sup +7} {sub -17}%) galaxies have black hole masses that are compatible within a factor of 3. This result would support that M {sub BH} and M {sup {sigma}}*{sub BH} are the same for intermediate-type AGNs, as has been found for type 1 AGNs. However, when the type of the bulge is taken into account, only three out of the seven (43{sup +18} {sub -15}%) objects of the sample have their M {sup {sigma}}*{sub BH} and M {sub BH} compatible within 3{sigma} errors. We also find that estimations based on the M {sub BH}-{sigma}* relation for pseudobulges are not compatible in 50% {+-} 20% of the objects.

Benitez, Erika; Cruz-Gonzalez, Irene; Martinez, Benoni; Jimenez-Bailon, Elena [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 70-264, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)] [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 70-264, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Mendez-Abreu, Jairo; Lopez-Martin, Luis [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)] [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Fuentes-Carrera, Isaura [Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional (ESFM-IPN), U.P. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Mexico D.F. 07730 (Mexico)] [Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional (ESFM-IPN), U.P. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Mexico D.F. 07730 (Mexico); Chavushyan, Vahram [Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Apdo. Postal 51-216, 72000 Puebla (Mexico)] [Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Apdo. Postal 51-216, 72000 Puebla (Mexico); Leon-Tavares, Jonathan, E-mail: erika@astro.unam.mx [Aalto University Metsaehovi Radio Observatory, Metsaehovintie 114, 02540 Kylmaelae (Finland)] [Aalto University Metsaehovi Radio Observatory, Metsaehovintie 114, 02540 Kylmaelae (Finland)

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The Gas Content and Kinematics of Nearby Blue Compact Galaxies: Implications for Studies at Intermediate and High Redshift  

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We present Arecibo 21 cm spectroscopy, Keck HIRES Hb spectroscopy, and WIYN R-band images of 11 nearby blue compact galaxies selected to be similar to blue compact star-forming galaxies at intermediate redshifts (0.1intermediate-z luminous blue compact galaxies into NGC-type spheroidals is a viable evolutionary scenario for the least massive, most gas-poor objects. The most consistent characteristic of our sample is that the ratio, R, of HII linewidth to HI 21 cm linewidth (W_20) are systematically less than unity. The simplest explanation is that the ionized gas is more centrally concentrated than the neutral gas within the gravitational potential. On average R=0.66 +/- 0.16, similar to findings for local HII galaxies. We find R is also a function of linewidth; smaller linewidth galaxies have smaller values of R. Correcting optical linewidths by this factor raises derived masses and places these galaxies on the local luminosity--linewidth (Tully-Fisher) relation. If this ratio applies to intermediate-redshift galaxies, then the proposed luminosity evolution of the Tully-Fisher relation is much smaller and more gradual than suggested by studies using optical emission-linewidth measurements.

D. J. Pisano; Henry A. Kobulnicky; Rafael Guzman; Jesus Gallego; Matthew A. Bershady; ;

2001-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Lead in Your Drinking Water Lead (Pb) is an extremely toxic heavy metal that unfortunately occurs widely in our environment. The  

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Lead in Your Drinking Water Lead (Pb) is an extremely toxic heavy metal that unfortunately occurs of metallic lead in the soil (4) Drinking water ­ water as it leaves the treatment plant has no lead of connection. (In some cases, the water meter as well as the curb stop is outside the house.) Common metals

Maynard, J. Barry

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Climate Change Lecture (ID:180) This lecture will give an overview of climate changes that have occurred in the past and  

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Climate Change Lecture (ID:180) Outline This lecture will give an overview of climate changes to understand climate changes that have occurred in the past. This is a lecture based activity with opportunities to ask questions. Further details Students will learn: 1. Different time-scales of climate changes

Harman, Neal.A.

358

Congenital heart disease usually refers to abnormalities in the heart's structure or function that arise before birth. They occur often and in  

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Congenital heart disease usually refers to abnormalities in the heart's structure or function that arise before birth. They occur often and in many forms. Congenital heart diseases are found in 19 because of their distinct clinical presentation. A clear picture of how the heart forms is crucial

Cai, Long

359

CLM prescribes all solar absorption to occur in the top-most snow layer. However, our SNow, ICe, and Aerosol Radiative model  

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CLM prescribes all solar absorption to occur in the top-most snow layer. However, our SNow, ICe at the surface and strong thermal insulation by the snow. Thus energy deposition beneath the surface layer can. Albedo decrease over the Tibetan Plateau indicates less snow cover, caused by sub-surface melt and ice

Zender, Charles

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The conquest of the nano-cosmos is occurring simultaneously in almost ev-ery field with a strong interdisciplinary and an increasing transdisciplinary  

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Preface The conquest of the nano-cosmos is occurring simultaneously in almost ev- ery field, optical, magnetic, and (bio)chemical properties of materials are beginning to be mastered on a nano-scale. This enables the fabrication of devices that rely on effects on the nano-scale. For the creation

Grundmann, Marius

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The feasibility of high-efficiency InAs/GaAs quantum dot intermediate band solar cells  

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Abstract In recent years, all the operating principles of intermediate band behaviour have been demonstrated in InAs/GaAs quantum dot (QD) solar cells. Having passed this hurdle, a new stage of research is underway, whose goal is to deliver QD solar cells with efficiencies above those of state-of-the-art single-gap devices. In this work, we demonstrate that this is possible, using the present InAs/GaAs QD system, if the \\{QDs\\} are made to be radiatively dominated, and if absorption enhancements are achieved by a combination of increasing the number of \\{QDs\\} and light trapping. A quantitative prediction is also made of the absorption enhancements required, suggesting that a 30 fold increase in the number of \\{QDs\\} and a light trapping enhancement of 10 are sufficient. Finally, insight is given into the relative merits of absorption enhancement via increasing QD numbers and via light trapping.

A. Mellor; A. Luque; I. Tobías; A. Martí

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Raman spectroscopy technique to detect alternate transportation fuel hydrocarbon intermediates in complex combustion environments.  

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Spontaneous Raman spectra for important hydrocarbon fuels and combustion intermediates were recorded over a range of low-to-moderate flame temperatures using the multiscalar measurement facility located at Sandia/CA. Recorded spectra were extrapolated to higher flame temperatures and then converted into empirical spectral libraries that can readily be incorporated into existing post-processing analysis models that account for crosstalk from overlapping hydrocarbon channel signal. Performance testing of the developed libraries and reduction methods was conducted through an examination of results from well-characterized laminar reference flames, and was found to provide good agreement. The diagnostic development allows for temporally and spatially resolved flame measurements of speciated hydrocarbon concentrations whose parent is more chemically complex than methane. Such data are needed to validate increasingly complex flame simulations.

Ekoto, Isaac W.; Barlow, Robert S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Structure and reactivity of chemisorbed species and reaction intermediates: Progress report, December 1, 1984--November 30, 1985  

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The areas of work have supported a common theme: the structure and reactivity of chemisorbed species and reaction intermediate of importance to catalysis. A variety of tools have been to study the structure and chemistry of surface species, and to develop models and concepts of broad utility in chemisorption and catalysis. Adsorption of carbon monoxide, ammonia, hydrogen, and sulfur are discussed. Results of the research conducted or completed in the last year, as well as plans for the coming year, are summarized in this report. The results will be presented in three sections: (a) Surface Molecular Structure and Reactivity as Studied Using Electron Simulated Desorption Ion Angular Distribution (ESDIAD) and High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (HREELS); (b) Neutron Inelastic Scattering Studies of Adsorption and Reaction on Catalysts; and (c) Reaction Kinetics at High Pressures over Single Crystal Catalysts.

Madey, T.E.; Kelley, R.D.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study on Optimized Management Options for the Wolsong Low- and Intermediate - Level Waste Disposal Center in Korea - 13479  

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The safe and effective management of radioactive waste is a national task required for sustainable generation of nuclear power and for energy self-reliance in Korea. Currently, for permanent disposal of low- and intermediate-level waste (LILW), the Wolsong LILW Disposal Center (WLDC) is under construction. It will accommodate a total of 800,000 drums at the final stage after stepwise expansion. As an implementing strategy for cost-effective development of the WLDC, various disposal options suitable for waste classification schemes would be considered. It is also needed an optimized management of the WLDC by taking a countermeasure of volume reduction treatment. In this study, various management options to be applied to each waste class are analyzed in terms of its inventory and disposal cost. For the volume reduction and stabilization of waste, the vitrification and plasma melting methods are considered for combustible and incombustible waste, respectively. (authors)

Park, JooWan; Kim, DongSun; Choi, DongEun [Korea Radioactive Waste Management Corporation, Korea 89, Bukseongno, Gyeongju, 780-050 (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Radioactive Waste Management Corporation, Korea 89, Bukseongno, Gyeongju, 780-050 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical research in intermediate-energy nuclear physics. [Technical progress report, April 1, 1993--March 31, 1994  

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This paper discusses progress that has been made on the following seven problems: (1) (e, e{prime}p) at high momentum transfer; (2) post,acceleration effects in two-nucleon interferometry of heavy-ion collisions; (3) pion-nucleus interactions above 0.5 GeV; (4) chiral symmetry breaking in nuclei and picnic atom anomaly; (5) atomic screening on nuclear astronomical reactions; (6) QCD related work (coherent pion production from skyrmion-antiskyrmion annihilation, QCD in 1 + 1 dimensions, and correlation functions in the QCD vacuum), and (7) kaonic hydrogen atom experiment. The problems deal with various topics mostly in intermediate-energy nuclear physics. We place priority on (1) and (2), and describe them somewhat in detail below. Other problems are our on-going projects, but we are placing lower priority on them in the second and third year.

Seki, R.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of intermediate-energy electron-impact ionization of molecular hydrogen and nitrogen using the paraxial approximation  

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We have implemented the paraxial approximation followed by the time-dependent Hartree-Fock method with a frozen core for the single impact ionization of atoms and two-atomic molecules. It reduces the original scattering problem to the solution of a five-dimensional time-dependent Schroedinger equation. Using this method, we calculated the multifold differential cross section of the impact single ionization of the helium atom, the hydrogen molecule, and the nitrogen molecule from the impact of intermediate-energy electrons. Our results for He and H{sub 2} are quite close to the experimental data. Surprisingly, for N{sub 2} the agreement is good for the paraxial approximation combined with first Born approximation but worse for pure paraxial approximation, apparently because of the insufficiency of the frozen-core approximation.

Serov, Vladislav V. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Saratov State University, 83 Astrakhanskaya, Saratov 410012 (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous maximum-likelihood reconstruction for x-ray grating based phase-contrast tomography avoiding intermediate phase retrieval  

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Phase-wrapping artifacts, statistical image noise and the need for a minimum amount of phase steps per projection limit the practicability of x-ray grating based phase-contrast tomography, when using filtered back projection reconstruction. For conventional x-ray computed tomography, the use of statistical iterative reconstruction algorithms has successfully reduced artifacts and statistical issues. In this work, an iterative reconstruction method for grating based phase-contrast tomography is presented. The method avoids the intermediate retrieval of absorption, differential phase and dark field projections. It directly reconstructs tomographic cross sections from phase stepping projections by the use of a forward projecting imaging model and an appropriate likelihood function. The likelihood function is then maximized with an iterative algorithm. The presented method is tested with tomographic data obtained through a wave field simulation of grating based phase-contrast tomography. The reconstruction result...

Ritter, André; Durst, Jürgen; Gödel, Karl; Haas, Wilhelm; Michel, Thilo; Rieger, Jens; Weber, Thomas; Wucherer, Lukas; Anton, Gisela

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NiTi shape-memory transformations: minimum-energy pathways between austenite, martensites, and kinetically-limited intermediate states  

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NiTi is the most used shape-memory alloy, nonetheless, a lack of understanding remains regarding the associated structures and transitions, including their barriers. Using a generalized solid-state nudge elastic band (GSSNEB) method implemented via density-functional theory, we detail the structural transformations in NiTi relevant to shape memory: those between body-centered orthorhombic (BCO) groundstate and a newly identified stable austenite ("glassy" B2-like) structure, including energy barriers (hysteresis) and intermediate structures (observed as a kinetically limited R-phase), and between martensite variants (BCO orientations). All results are in good agreement with available experiment. We contrast the austenite results to those from the often-assumed, but unstable B2. These high- and low-temperature structures and structural transformations provide much needed atomic-scale detail for transitions responsible for NiTi shape-memory effects.

Zarkevich, N A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotic and intermediate long-time behavior of nuclear free induction decays in polycrystalline solids and powders  

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Free induction decay (FID) measured by nuclear magnetic resonance in a polycrystalline solid is the isotropic average of the FIDs for individual single crystallites. It has been recently proposed theoretically and verified experimentally that the long-time behavior of single-crystal FIDs has the universal form of exponentially decaying sinusoidal oscillations. Polycrystalline averaging complicates the situation theoretically, while the available experimental evidence is also ambiguous. Exponentially decaying sinusoidal oscillations have been observed for 129Xe in polycrystalline solid xenon but not for 19F in a powder of CaF2. In this paper, we present first-principles FID calculations for powders of both CaF2 and solid xenon. In both cases, the asymptotic long-time behavior has the expected form of exponentially decaying sinusoidal oscillations, which is determined by the single-crystallite FID with the slowest exponential decay. However, this behavior appears only at rather small values of the signal that have not yet been measured in experiments. At intermediate times accessible experimentally, a polycrystalline FID depends on the distribution of the exponential decay constants and oscillation frequencies for single-crystallite FIDs. In CaF2, these parameters are relatively broadly distributed, and as a result the sinusoidal long-time oscillations become somewhat washed out. In contrast, the single-crystallite parameters are more clustered in solid xenon, and, as a result, the experimentally observable range is characterized by a well-defined oscillation frequency and exponential decay constant, even though neither of these parameters represents the true long-time behavior. The above difference of the intermediate FID behavior originates from the difference of the crystal structures of solid xenon and CaF2.

B. V. Fine; T. A. Elsayed; E. G. Sorte; B. Saam

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of electrocatalysis in the oxygen evolution reaction at platinum by evaluation of behavior of surface intermediate states at the oxide film  

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The anodic O{sub 2} evolution reaction (OER) at noble-metal anodes provides an important case of electrocatalysis where the electrode surface on which the reaction proceeds depends on potential, through the state of the surface of a thin oxide film developed upon it. An essential but little examined aspect of electrocatalysis is the behavior of the kinetically involved intermediates of the reaction at the electrode's surface in relation to the potential dependence of the electrode reaction rate, characterized by the Tafel slope. Digitally recorded potential relaxation transients following current interruption are used, as in our previous studies on cathodic H{sub 2} evolution, to evaluate the pseudocapacitance (C{sub {var phi}}) of intermediates generated in the steady state of the OER at Pt and hence the potential dependence of coverage by the kinetically significant intermediate states in the reaction.

Conway, B.E.; Liu, T.C. (Univ. of Ottawa, Ontario (Canada))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Location of the M 2.0 Earthquake on 08/22/2010 that Occurred 25 km North of West Valley, New York.  

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1 Location of the M 2.0 Earthquake on 08/22/2010 that Occurred 25 km North of West Valley, New York at 16:41:47 (UTC) about 25 km north of West Valley, New York. There were no felt reports by residents and their distribution is plotted in Figure 2. 22 August 2010, Md 2.0 Earthquake 15 miles north of West Valley, NY -78

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Photoaffinity Labeling of Mouse Fibroblast Enzymes by a Base Excision Repair Intermediate: New Evidence on the Role of PARP-1 in DNA Repair  

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To examine mammalian base excision repair (BER) enzymes interacting with DNA intermediates formed during BER, we used a novel photoaffinity labeling probe and mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) crude extract. The probe was formed in situ, using an end-labeled oligonucleotide containing a synthetic abasic site; this site was incised by AP endonuclease creating a nick with 3' hydroxyl and 5' reduced sugar phosphate groups at the margins, and then a dNMP carrying a photoreactive adduct was introduced at the 3' hydroxyl group. With near UV-light exposure (312nm) of the extract-probe mixture, only six proteins were strongly labeled, including poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP-1) and the well-known BER participants flap endonuclease (FEN-1), DNA polymerase b (b-pol), and AP endonuclease (APE). The amount of probe crosslinked to PARP-1 was greater than that crosslinked to the other proteins. The specificity of PARP-1 labeling was examined by competition experiments involving various oligonucleotide competitors; competition of labeling by the probe was much greater for the BER intermediates tested than for normal double-stranded DNA. The specificity of PARP-1 labeling also was examined using DNA probes with alternate structures; PARP-1 labeling was stronger with a DNA oligomer representing a BER intermediate than with a molecule representing a nick in double-stranded DNA. These results identifying interaction of PARP-1 with a BER intermediate are discussed in light of PARP-1's role in mammalian BER.

Lavrik, Olga I.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Prasad, Rajendra (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Sobol, Robert W.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Horton, Julie K.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Ackerman, Eric J.(BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)) [BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB); Wilson, Samuel H.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

2001-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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One-Carbon Metabolism in Methanogens: Evidence for Synthesis of a Two-Carbon Cellular Intermediate and Unification of Catabolism and Anabolism in Methanosarcina barkeri  

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...or methanol. Cell suspensions synthesized...the absence of hydrogen. Cell extracts catalyzed...carriers (i.e., car- boxydihydromethanopterin...the presence of hydrogen gas. Iodopropane...for analysis. Cell suspensions assimilated...intermediate from one-car- bon compounds...

William R. Kenealy; J. G. Zeikus

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Seismic imaging of the axial region of the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin—the accretionary processes of an intermediate back-arc spreading ridge  

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......Lau Basin-the accretionary processes of an intermediate back-arc...rate, crustal accretionary processes at mid-ocean ridges with...Trans Am. geophys. Un. Fall Mtg Suppl., 73(43), 133...centres and mid-ocean ridge processes, J. geophys. Res., 91......

Ian M. Turner; Christine Peirce; Martin C. Sinha

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Paper BL3.199 EWEC 2007 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition BL3.199 Wake Modelling for intermediate and large wind farms  

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Paper BL3.199 EWEC 2007 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 1 BL3.199 Wake Modelling for intermediate and large wind farms Ole Rathmann1, 3 , Sten Frandsen1 , and Rebecca Barthelmie2, 1 1 Wind Energy to after the rotor) AT . #12;Paper BL3.199 EWEC 2007 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2 Figure 1

376

A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Intermediate Depths of the Atlantic Ocean: AAIW delta^13C Variability During the Younger Dryas and Lithoherms in the Straits of Florida  

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A transect of cores ranging from 798 m to 1585 m water depth in the South Atlantic Ocean document the relative intermediate water mass nutrient geometry and stable isotopic variability of AAIW during the Younger Dryas cooling event. The data reveal...

Brookshire, Brian

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Batch and Flow Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from Fructose as a Bioplatform Intermediate: An Experiment for the Organic or Analytical Laboratory  

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Batch and Flow Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from Fructose as a Bioplatform Intermediate: An Experiment for the Organic or Analytical Laboratory ... In this laboratory experiment students synthesize 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) by dehydration of fructose in either batch or flow chemistry conditions. ...

Svilen P. Simeonov; Carlos A. M. Afonso

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

378

Direct femtosecond observation of the transient intermediate in the -cleavage reaction of (CH3)2CO to 2CH3 CO: Resolving  

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devoted to answer such a question, and the issue in different reactions pericyclic, SN2, elimination, etcDirect femtosecond observation of the transient intermediate in the -cleavage reaction of (CH3)2CO, California 91125 Received 17 April 1995; accepted 2 May 1995 When a reaction involving two equivalent bonds

Kim, Sang Kyu

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Growth of Dome-Shaped Carbon Nanoislands on Ir(111): The Intermediate between Carbidic Clusters and Quasi-Free-Standing Graphene  

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of hydrocarbon dissociation on transition metal (TM) sur- faces represents a challenging way to its synthesisGrowth of Dome-Shaped Carbon Nanoislands on Ir(111): The Intermediate between Carbidic Clusters coupled carbidic carbon and a quasi-free-standing graphene layer, can provide information for a rational

Alfè, Dario

380

Four-State Folding of a SH3 Domain: Salt-Induced Modulation of the Stabilities of the Intermediates and Native State  

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the late intermediate M that forms after the rate-limiting transition of folding. Protein folding reactions. This simplistic picture of protein folding is supported by and in turn reinforces simplified computer simulations structure gradually over many small distributed barriers.29,30 This complexity of protein folding reactions

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Superheater/intermediate temperature airheater tube corrosion tests in the MHD Coal Fired Flow Facility (Eastern Coal Phase)  

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Corrosion data have been obtained for tub is exposed for 1500--2000 hours in a proof-of-concept magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power generation test facility to conditions representative of superheater and intermediate temperature air heater (ITAH) components. The tubes, coated with K{sub 2}SO{sub 4}-rich deposits, were corroded more than in most pulverized coal fired superheater service, but much less than the highly aggressive liquid phase attack encountered in conventional plants with certain coals and temperatures. Results indicated that, with parabolic corrosion kinetics, type 310 and 253MA stainless steels should be usable to 1400F at hot end of ITAH. At final superheater temperatures, 2.25 and 5 Cr steels were indicated to have parabolic corrosion rates generally below a 0.5 mm/yr criterion, based on corrosion scale thickness. However, unknown amounts of scale loss from spallation made this determination uncertain. Stainless steels 304H, 316H, and 321H had parabolic rates variably above the criterion, but may be servicable under less cyclic conditions. Corrosion rates derived from scale thickness and intergranular corrosion depth measurements are reported, along with scale morphologies and compositions. Implications of results on commercial MHD utilization of the alloys are discussed, as well as the indicated need for more corrosion resistant alloys or coatings under the most severe exposure conditions.

White, M.K.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Radio-optical flux behavior and spectral energy distribution of the intermediate blazar GC 0109+224  

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About twenty years of radio observations in five bands (from 4.8 to 37 GHz) of the BL Lac object GC 0109+224 (S2 0109+22, RGB J0112+227), are presented and analysed together with the optical data. Over the past ten years this blazar has exhibited enhanced activity. There is only weak correlation between radio and optical flares delays, usually protracted on longer timescales in the radio with respect to the optical. In some cases no radio flare counterpart was observed for the optical outbursts. The radio variability, characterised by peaks superposition, shows hints of some characteristic timescales (around the 3-4 years), and a fluctuation mode between the flickering and the shot noise. The reconstructed spectral energy distribution, poorly monitored at high energies, is preliminarily parameterised with a synchrotron-self Compton description. The smooth synchrotron continuum, peaked in the near-IR-optical bands, strengthens the hypothesis that this source could be an intermediate blazar. Moreover the intense flux in millimetre bands, and the optical and X-ray brightness, might suggest a possible detectable gamma-ray emission.

Stefano Ciprini; Gino Tosti; Harri Teräsranta; Hugh D. Aller

2004-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological Production of a Hydrocarbon Fuel Intermediate Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from a Process Relevant Lignocellulosic Derived Sugar (Poster)  

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PHAs are synthesized by many microorganisms to serve as intracellular carbon storage molecules. In some bacterial strains, PHB can account for up to 80% of cell mass. In addition to its application in the packaging sector, PHB also has great potential as an intermediate in the production of hydrocarbon fuels. PHB can be thermally depolymerized and decarboxylated to propene which can be upgraded to hydrocarbon fuels via commercial oligomerization technologies. Cupriavidus necator is the microorganism that has been most extensively studied and used for PHB production on an industrial scale; However the substrates used for producing PHB are mainly fructose, glucose, sucrose, fatty acids, glycerol, etc., which are expensive. In this study, we demonstrate production of PHB from a process relevant lignocellulosic derived sugar stream, i.e., saccharified slurry from pretreated corn stover. The strain was first investigated in shake flasks for its ability to utilize glucose, xylose and acetate. In addition, the strain was also grown on pretreated lignocellulose hydrolyzate slurry and evaluated in terms of cell growth, sugar utilization, PHB accumulation, etc. The mechanism of inhibition in the toxic hydrolysate generated by the pretreatment and saccharification process of biomass, was also studied.

Wang, W.; Mittal, A.; Mohagheghi, A.; Johnson, D. K.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for gravitational wave ringdowns from perturbed intermediate mass black holes in LIGO-Virgo data from 2005-2010  

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We report results from a search for gravitational waves produced by perturbed intermediate mass black holes (IMBH) in data collected by LIGO and Virgo between 2005 and 2010. The search was sensitive to astrophysical sources that produced damped sinusoid gravitational wave signals, also known as ringdowns, with frequency $50\\le f_{0}/\\mathrm{Hz} \\le 2000$ and decay timescale $0.0001\\lesssim \\tau/\\mathrm{s} \\lesssim 0.1$ characteristic of those produced in mergers of IMBH pairs. No significant gravitational wave candidate was detected. We report upper limits on the astrophysical coalescence rates of IMBHs with total binary mass $50 \\le M/\\mathrm{M}_\\odot \\le 450$ and component mass ratios of either 1:1 or 4:1. For systems with total mass $100 \\le M/\\mathrm{M}_\\odot \\le 150$, we report a 90%-confidence upper limit on the rate of binary IMBH mergers with non-spinning and equal mass components of $6.9\\times10^{-8}\\,$Mpc$^{-3}$yr$^{-1}$. We also report a rate upper limit for ringdown waveforms from perturbed IMBHs, radiating 1% of their mass as gravitational waves in the fundamental, $\\ell=m=2$, oscillation mode, that is nearly three orders of magnitude more stringent than previous results.

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration; the Virgo Collaboration; J. Aasi; B. P. Abbott; R. Abbott; T. Abbott; M. R. Abernathy; F. Acernese; K. Ackley; C. Adams; T. Adams; P. Addesso; R. X. Adhikari; C. Affeldt; M. Agathos; N. Aggarwal; O. D. Aguiar; A. Ain; P. Ajith; A. Alemic; B. Allen; A. Allocca; D. Amariutei; M. Andersen; R. Anderson; S. B. Anderson; W. G. Anderson; K. Arai; M. C. Araya; C. Arceneaux; J. Areeda; S. M. Aston; P. Astone; P. Aufmuth; C. Aulbert; L. Austin; B. E. Aylott; S. Babak; P. T. Baker; G. Ballardin; S. W. Ballmer; J. C. Barayoga; M. Barbet; B. C. Barish; D. Barker; F. Barone; B. Barr; L. Barsotti; M. Barsuglia; M. A. Barton; I. Bartos; R. Bassiri; A. Basti; J. C. Batch; J. Bauchrowitz; Th. S. Bauer; V. Bavigadda; B. Behnke; M. Bejger; M . G. Beker; C. Belczynski; A. S. Bell; C. Bell; M. Benacquista; G. Bergmann; D. Bersanetti; A. Bertolini; J. Betzwieser; P. T. Beyersdorf; I. A. Bilenko; G. Billingsley; J. Birch; S. Biscans; M. Bitossi; M. A. Bizouard; E. Black; J. K. Blackburn; L. Blackburn; D. Blair; S. Bloemen; O. Bock; T. P. Bodiya; M. Boer; G. Bogaert; C. Bogan; C. Bond; F. Bondu; L. Bonelli; R. Bonnand; R. Bork; M. Born; V. Boschi; Sukanta Bose; L. Bosi; C. Bradaschia; P. R. Brady; V. B. Braginsky; M. Branchesi; J. E. Brau; T. Briant; D. O. Bridges; A. Brillet; M. Brinkmann; V. Brisson; A. F. Brooks; D. A. Brown; D. D. Brown; F. Brückner; S. Buchman; T. Bulik; H. J. Bulten; A. Buonanno; R. Burman; D. Buskulic; C. Buy; L. Cadonati; G. Cagnoli; J. Calderón Bustillo; E. Calloni; J. B. Camp; P. Campsie; K. C. Cannon; B. Canuel; J. Cao; C. D. Capano; F. Carbognani; L. Carbone; S. Caride; A. Castiglia; S. Caudill; M. Cavaglià; F. Cavalier; R. Cavalieri; C. Celerier; G. Cella; C. Cepeda; E. Cesarini; R. Chakraborty; T. Chalermsongsak; S. J. Chamberlin; S. Chao; P. Charlton; E. Chassande-Mottin; X. Chen; Y. Chen; A. Chincarini; A. Chiummo; H. S. Cho; J. Chow; N. Christensen; Q. Chu; S. S. Y. Chua; S. Chung; G. Ciani; F. Clara; J. A. Clark; F. Cleva; E. Coccia; P. -F. Cohadon; A. Colla; C. Collette; M. Colombini; L. Cominsky; M. Constancio Jr.; A. Conte; D. Cook; T. R. Corbitt; M. Cordier; N. Cornish; A. Corpuz; A. Corsi; C. A. Costa; M. W. Coughlin; S. Coughlin; J. -P. Coulon; S. Countryman; P. Couvares; D. M. Coward; M. Cowart; D. C. Coyne; R. Coyne; K. Craig; J. D. E. Creighton; S. G. Crowder; A. Cumming; L. Cunningham; E. Cuoco; K. Dahl; T. Dal Canton; M. Damjanic; S. L. Danilishin; S. D'Antonio; K. Danzmann; V. Dattilo; H. Daveloza; M. Davier; G. S. Davies; E. J. Daw; R. Day; T. Dayanga; G. Debreczeni; J. Degallaix; S. Deléglise; W. Del Pozzo; T. Denker; T. Dent; H. Dereli; V. Dergachev; R. De Rosa; R. T. DeRosa; R. DeSalvo; S. Dhurandhar; M. Díaz; L. Di Fiore; A. Di Lieto; I. Di Palma; A. Di Virgilio; V. Dolique; A. Donath; F. Donovan; K. L. Dooley; S. Doravari; S. Dossa; R. Douglas; T. P. Downes; M. Drago; R. W. P. Drever; J. C. Driggers; Z. Du; M. Ducrot; S. Dwyer; T. Eberle; T. Edo; M. Edwards; A. Effler; H. Eggenstein; P. Ehrens; J. Eichholz; S. S. Eikenberry; G. Endr\\Hoczi; R. Essick; T. Etzel; M. Evans; T. Evans; M. Factourovich; V. Fafone; S. Fairhurst; Q. Fang; S. Farinon; B. Farr; W. M. Farr; M. Favata; H. Fehrmann; M. M. Fejer; D. Feldbaum; F. Feroz; I. Ferrante; F. Ferrini; F. Fidecaro; L. S. Finn; I. Fiori; R. P. Fisher; R. Flaminio; J. -D. Fournier; S. Franco; S. Frasca; F. Frasconi; M. Frede; Z. Frei; A. Freise; R. Frey; T. T. Fricke; P. Fritschel; V. V. Frolov; P. Fulda; M. Fyffe; J. Gair; L. Gammaitoni; S. Gaonkar; F. Garufi; N. Gehrels; G. Gemme; B. Gendre; E. Genin; A. Gennai; S. Ghosh; J. A. Giaime; K. D. Giardina; A. Giazotto; C. Gill; J. Gleason; E. Goetz; R. Goetz; L. M. Goggin; L. Gondan; G. González; N. Gordon; M. L. Gorodetsky; S. Gossan; S. Goßler; R. Gouaty; C. Gräf; P. B. Graff; M. Granata; A. Grant; S. Gras; C. Gray; R. J. S. Greenhalgh; A. M. Gretarsson; P. Groot; H. Grote; K. Grover; S. Grunewald; G. M. Guidi; C. Guido; K. Gushwa; E. K. Gustafson; R. Gustafson; D. Hammer; G. Hammond; M. Hanke; J. Hanks; C. Hanna; J. Hanson; J. Harms; G. M. Harry; I. W. Harry; E. D. Harstad; M. Hart; M. T. Hartman; C. -J. Haster; K. Haughian; A. Heidmann; M. Heintze; H. Heitmann; P. Hello; G. Hemming; M. Hendry; I. S. Heng; A. W. Heptonstall; M. Heurs; M. Hewitson; S. Hild; D. Hoak; K. A. Hodge; K. Holt; S. Hooper; P. Hopkins; D. J. Hosken; J. Hough; E. J. Howell; Y. Hu; B. Hughey; S. Husa; S. H. Huttner; M. Huynh; T. Huynh-Dinh; D. R. Ingram; R. Inta; T. Isogai; A. Ivanov; B. R. Iyer; K. Izumi; M. Jacobson; E. James; H. Jang; P. Jaranowski; Y. Ji; F. Jiménez-Forteza; W. W. Johnson; D. I. Jones; R. Jones; R. J. G. Jonker; L. Ju; K. Haris; P. Kalmus; V. Kalogera; S. Kandhasamy; G. Kang; J. B. Kanner; J. Karlen; M. Kasprzack; E. Katsavounidis; W. Katzman; H. Kaufer; K. Kawabe; F. Kawazoe; F. Kéfélian; G. M. Keiser; D. Keitel; D. B. Kelley

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Validation and verification of MCNP6 against intermediate and high-energy experimental data and results by other codes  

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MCNP6, the latest and most advanced LANL transport code representing a recent merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX, has been Validated and Verified (V and V) against a variety of intermediate and high-energy experimental data and against results by different versions of MCNPX and other codes. In the present work, we V andV MCNP6 using mainly the latest modifications of the Cascade-Exciton Model (CEM) and of the Los Alamos version of the Quark-Gluon String Model (LAQGSM) event generators CEM03.02 and LAQGSM03.03. We found that MCNP6 describes reasonably well various reactions induced by particles and nuclei at incident energies from 18 MeV to about 1 TeV per nucleon measured on thin and thick targets and agrees very well with similar results obtained with MCNPX and calculations by CEM03.02, LAQGSM03.01 (03.03), INCL4 + ABLA, and Bertini INC + Dresner evaporation, EPAX, ABRABLA, HIPSE, and AMD, used as stand alone codes. Most of several computational bugs and more serious physics problems observed in MCNP6/X during our V and V have been fixed; we continue our work to solve all the known problems before MCNP6 is distributed to the public.

Mashnik, Stepan G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

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The powerful jet of an off-nuclear intermediate-mass black hole in the spiral galaxy NGC 2276  

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Jet ejection by accreting black holes is a mass invariant mechanism unifying stellar and supermassive black holes (SMBHs) that should also apply for intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs), which are thought to be the seeds from which SMBHs form. We present the detection of an off-nuclear IMBH of $\\sim$5 $\\times$ 10$^{4}$ M$_\\odot$ located in an unusual spiral arm of the galaxy NGC 2276 based on quasi-simultaneous \\textit{Chandra} X-ray observations and European VLBI Network (EVN) radio observations. The IMBH, NGC2276-3c, possesses a 1.8 pc radio jet that is oriented in the same direction as large-scale ($\\sim$650 pc) radio lobes and whose emission is consistent with flat to optically thin synchrotron emission between 1.6 GHz and 5 GHz. Its jet kinetic power ($4 \\times 10^{40}$ erg s$^{-1}$) is comparable to its radiative output and its jet efficiency ($\\geq$ 46\\%) is as large as that of SMBHs. A region of $\\sim$300 pc along the jet devoid of young stars could provide observational evidence of jet feedback from...

Mezcua, M; Lobanov, A P; Sutton, A D

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Beta-quenching of zircaloy cladding tubes in intermediate or final size - methods to improve corrosion and mechanical properties  

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Three batches of Zicaloy-2 tubing were beta-quenched prior to the final cold-rolling, cold rolled 80 percent, and annealed at 475 to 575 degree C. A fourth batch was /beta/-quenched in the final size. Beta-quenching instead of an intermediate or the final anneal results in significant stuctural changes. In high-pressure steam at 475 degree C such /beta/-quenching has a dramatic beneficial effect on the corrosion resistance. The short term strength as measured in tension and burst testing is improved by /beta/-quenching of hollows or finished tubes, whereas such treatment results in a slight drop in ductility, especially for tubing /beta/107 -quenched in the final size. The 400 degree celluis transverse creep strength is increased by the introduction of /beta/-quenching prior to the final cold-rolling. The improvement is caused mainly by small second-phase particles, formed during /beta/-quenching, which give rise to precipitation hardening. 5 refs.

Andersson, Th.; Vesterhund, G.

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Study of the decay $\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}$ and its intermediate states  

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We study the decay $\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}$, reconstructing the \\Lambda_{c}^{+} baryon in the $p K^{-}\\pi^{+}$ mode, using a data sample of $467\\times 10^{6}$ $B\\bar{B}$ pairs collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP-2 storage rings at SLAC. We measure branching fractions for decays with intermediate $\\Sigma_{c}$ baryons to be ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2455)^{++}\\bar{p}\\pi^{-}]=(21.3 \\pm 1.0 \\pm 1.0 \\pm 5.5) \\times 10^{-5}$, ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2520)^{++}\\bar{p}\\pi^{-}]=(11.5\\pm 1.0 \\pm 0.5 \\pm 3.0)\\times 10^{-5}$, ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2455)^{0}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}]=(9.1 \\pm 0.7 \\pm 0.4 \\pm 2.4)\\times10^{-5}$, and ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2520)^{0}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}]= (2.2 \\pm 0.7 \\pm 0.1\\pm 0.6) \\times 10^{-5}$, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the uncertainty on the $\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\rightarrow\\proton\\Km\\pi^{+}$ branching fraction, respectively. For decays without $\\Sig...

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Investigation of Gas-Phase Reactions and Ignition Delay Occurring at Conditions Typical for Partial Oxidation of Methane to Synthesis Gas  

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Investigation of Gas-Phase Reactions and Ignition Delay Occurring at Conditions Typical for Partial Oxidation of Methane to Synthesis Gas ... A detailed kinetic model based on a free-radical mechanism has been developed, which allows the adequate calculation of the feed conversions and product selectivities. ... The production of synthesis gas from natural gas by partial oxidation has been extensively investigated as an alternative for the steam-reforming process since it results directly in a H2/CO ratio of 2:1 which is required for methanol and Fischer?Tropsch synthesis. ...

R. J. Berger; G. B. Marin

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West Texas Intermediate  

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2 of 19 2 of 19 Notes: World oil prices have nearly tripled from their low point in December 1998 to August this year, pulling product prices up as well. But crude prices are expected to show a gradual decline as increased oil production from OPEC and others enters the world oil market. We expect to see some decline over the next two months as prices are expected to end the year at about $30 per barrel. The average price of WTI was almost $30 per barrel in March, but dropped to $26 in April as the market responded to the additional OPEC production. However, prices strengthened again, averaging $30-$32 in July through August. In September, prices increased again to nearly $34, but then decreased to $33 in October. These crude oil price projections reflect: Fairly low world demand growth during 2000 of 1.5 percent, or 1.1 million

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Intermediate frequency band digitized high dynamic range radiometer system for plasma diagnostics and real-time Tokamak control  

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An intermediate frequency (IF) band digitizing radiometer system in the 100-200 GHz frequency range has been developed for Tokamak diagnostics and control, and other fields of research which require a high flexibility in frequency resolution combined with a large bandwidth and the retrieval of the full wave information of the mm-wave signals under investigation. The system is based on directly digitizing the IF band after down conversion. The enabling technology consists of a fast multi-giga sample analog to digital converter that has recently become available. Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) are implemented to accomplish versatile real-time data analysis. A prototype system has been developed and tested and its performance has been compared with conventional electron cyclotron emission (ECE) spectrometer systems. On the TEXTOR Tokamak a proof of principle shows that ECE, together with high power injected and scattered radiation, becomes amenable to measurement by this device. In particular, its capability to measure the phase of coherent signals in the spectrum offers important advantages in diagnostics and control. One case developed in detail employs the FPGA in real-time fast Fourier transform (FFT) and additional signal processing. The major benefit of such a FFT-based system is the real-time trade-off that can be made between frequency and time resolution. For ECE diagnostics this corresponds to a flexible spatial resolution in the plasma, with potential application in smart sensing of plasma instabilities such as the neoclassical tearing mode (NTM) and sawtooth instabilities. The flexible resolution would allow for the measurement of the full mode content of plasma instabilities contained within the system bandwidth.

Bongers, W. A.; Beveren, V. van; Westerhof, E.; Goede, A. P. H.; Krijger, B.; Berg, M. A. van den; Graswinckel, M. F.; Schueller, F. C. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, PO Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Thoen, D. J. [Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (Netherlands); Nuij, P. J. W. M. [Eindhoven University of Technology, Control Systems Technology Group, and Applied Physics Department, PO Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Baar, M. R. de; Donne, A. J. H.; Hennen, B. A. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, PO Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Eindhoven University of Technology, Control Systems Technology Group, and Applied Physics Department, PO Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Kantor, M. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, PO Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Forschungszentrum Juelich GMBH, Institute of Energy and Climate research, Plasma Physics, Association EURATOM-FZJ, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Ioffe Institute, RAS, Saint-Petersburg, 195256 (Russian Federation)

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A candidate Li B H 4 for hydrogen storage: Crystal structures and reaction mechanisms of intermediate phases  

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First-principles calculation and x-ray diffraction simulation methods have been used to explore crystal structures and reaction mechanisms of the intermediate phases involved in dehydriding of Li B H 4 . Li B H 4 was found to dehydride via two sequential steps: first dehydriding through LiBH followed by the dehydriding of LiBH through LiB. The first step which releases 13.1 wt. % hydrogen was calculated to have an activation barrier of 2.33 eV per formula unit and was endothermic by 1.28 eV per formula unit while the second step was endothermic by 0.23 eV per formula unit. On the other hand if Li B H 4 and LiBH each donated one electron possibly to the catalyst doped on their surfaces it was found that the barrier for the first step was reduced to 1.50 eV . This implies that the development of the catalyst to induce charge migration from the bulk to the surface is essential to make Li B H 4 usable as a hydrogen storagematerial in a moderate temperature range which is also important to stabilize the low-temperature structure of P n m a (no. 62) LiBH on dehydrogenation. Consequently the high 13.1 wt. % hydrogen available from the dehydriding of Li B H 4 and LiBH and their phase stability on P n m a when specific catalysts were used suggest that Li B H 4 has good potential to be developed as the hydrogen storage medium capable of releasing the Department of Energy target of 6.5 wt. % for a hydrogen fuel cell car in a moderate temperature range.

Jeung Ku Kang; Se Yun Kim; Young Soo Han; Richard P. Muller; William A. Goddard III

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Analysis of Intermediate Loop and Process Heat Exchanger Requirements to Include Configuration Analysis and Materials Needs  

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The need to locate advanced hydrogen production facilities a finite distance away from a nuclear power source necessitates the need for an intermediate heat transport loop (IHTL). This IHTL must not only efficiently transport energy over distances up to 500 meters but must also be capable of operating at high temperatures (>850oC) for many years. High temperature, long term operation raises concerns of material strength, creep resistance and general material stability (corrosion resistance). IHTL design is currently in the initial stages. Many questions remain to be answered before intelligent design can begin. The report begins to look at some of the issues surrounding the main components of an IHTL. Specifically, a stress analysis of a compact heat exchanger design under expected operating conditions is reported. Also the results of a thermal analysis performed on two ITHL pipe configurations for different heat transport fluids are presented. The configurations consist of separate hot supply and cold return legs as well as annular design in which the hot fluid is carried in an inner pipe and the cold return fluids travels in the opposite direction in the annular space around the hot pipe. The effects of insulation configurations on pipe configuration performance are also reported. Finally, a simple analysis of two different process heat exchanger designs, one a tube in shell type and the other a compact or microchannel reactor are evaluated in light of catalyst requirements. Important insights into the critical areas of research and development are gained from these analyses, guiding the direction of future areas of research.

T.M. Lillo; R.L. Williamson; T.R. Reed; C.B. Davis; D.M. Ginosar

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulges of disk galaxies at intermediate redshifts. I. Samples with and without bulges in the Groth Strip Survey  

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We aim to define a sample of intermediate-z disk galaxies harbouring central bulges, and a complementary sample of disk galaxies without measurable bulges. We intend to provide colour profiles for both samples, as well as measurements of nuclear, disk, and global colours, which may be used to constrain the relative ages of bulges and disks. We select a diameter-limited sample of galaxies in images from the HST/WFPC2 Groth Strip survey, which is divided into two subsamples of higher and lower inclination to assess the role of dust in the measures quantities. Mergers are visually identified and excluded. We take special care to control the pollution by ellipticals. The bulge sample is defined with a criterion based on nuclear surface brightness excess over the inward extrapolation of the exponential law fitted to the outer regions of the galaxies. We extract colour profiles on the semi-minor axis least affected by dust in the disk, and measure nuclear colours at 0.85 kpc from the centre over those profiles. Disk colours are measured on major axis profiles; global colours are obtained from 2.6"-diameter apertures. We obtain a parent sample containing 248 galaxies with known redshifts, spectroscopic or photometric, spanning 0.1 < z < 1.2. The bulge subsample comprises 54 galaxies (21.8% of the total), while the subsample with no measureable bulges is 55.2% of the total (137 galaxies). The remainder (23%) is composed of mergers. We list nuclear, disk, and global colours (observed and restframe) and magnitudes (apparent and absolute), as well as galaxy colour gradients for the samples with and without bulges. We also provide images, colour maps, plots of spectral energy distributions, major-axis surface brightness profiles, and minor-axis colour profiles for both samples.

L. Dominguez-Palmero; M. Balcells; P. Erwin; M. Prieto; D. Cristobal-Hornillos; M. C. Eliche-Moral; R. Guzman

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Report of the intermediate-)ital p)/sub perpendicular/ detector group: A beauty spectrometer for the SSC (superconducting super collider)  

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A ''Beauty Spectrometer'' has been designed for studies of B physics at the SSC. The ultimate goal is a definitive measurement of CP violation in the B system. The spectrometer consists of two stages and occupies one side of an intermediate-luminosity interaction region. An upstream, or intermediate, stage extends from the interaction point to 14 m and covers the angular region from 57 mrad (3.3 degree) to 350 mrad (20 degree). The forward stage extends to 77 m and to angles down to 5.7 mrad. The design includes silicon microstrip detectors, conventional tracking, momentum analysis, and hadron and lepton identification. While no fundamental problems have been found, the detector must deal with unprecedented particles fluxes, trigger rates, and data rates. 11 refs., 10 figs., 5 tabs.

Foley, K.J.; Buchanan, C.D.; Morrison, R.J.; McHugh, S.W.; Witherell, M.S.; Atac, M.; Cox, B.; Purohit, M.V.; Stefanski, R.; Wagoner, D.E.

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Search for a signal on intermediate baryon systems formation in hadron-nuclear and nuclear-nuclear interactions at high energies  

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We have analyzed the behavior of different characteristics of hadron-nuclear and nuclear-nuclear interactions as a function of centrality to get a signal on the formation of intermediate baryon systems. We observed that the data demonstrate the regime change and saturation. The angular distributions of slow particles exhibit some structure in the above mentioned reactions at low energy. We believe that the structure could be connected with the formation and decay of the percolation cluster. With increasing the mass of colliding nuclei, the structure starts to become weak and almost disappears ultimately. This shows that the number of secondary internuclear interactions increases with increasing the mass of the colliding nuclei. The latter could be a reason of the disintegration of any intermediate formations as well as clusters, which decrease their influence on the angular distribution of the emitted particles.

Y. H. Huseynaliyev; M. K. Suleymanov; E. U. Khan; A. Kravchakova; S. Vokal

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In-medium NN cross sections determined from the nuclear stopping and collective flow in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Zhang Yingxun [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (18), Beijing 102413 (China); Li Zhuxia [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (18), Beijing 102413 (China); Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Lanzhou Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academic of Science, Beijing 100080 (China); Danielewicz, Pawel [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

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Detection and Time Course of Formation of Major Thiamin Diphosphate-Bound Covalent Intermediates Derived from a Chromophoric Substrate Analogue on Benzoylformate Decarboxylase  

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The mechanism of the enzyme benzoylformate decarboxylase (BFDC), which carries out a typical thiamin diphosphate (ThDP)-dependent nonoxidative decarboxylation reaction, was studied with the chromophoric alternate substrate (E)-2-oxo-4(pyridin-3-yl)-3-butenoic acid (3-PKB). Addition of 3-PKB resulted in the appearance of two transient intermediates formed consecutively, the first one to be formed a predecarboxylation ThDP-bound intermediate with {lambda}{sub max} at 477 nm, and the second one corresponding to the first postdecarboxylation intermediate the enamine with {lambda}{sub max} at 437 nm. The time course of formation/depletion of the PKB-ThDP covalent complex and of the enamine showed that decarboxylation was slower than formation of the PKB-ThDP covalent adduct. When the product of decarboxylation 3-(pyridin-3-yl)acrylaldehyde (PAA) was added to BFDC, again an absorbance with {lambda}{sub max} at 473 nm was formed, corresponding to the tetrahedral adduct of PAA with ThDP. Addition of well-formed crystals of BFDC to a solution of PAA resulted in a high resolution (1.34 {angstrom}) structure of the BFDC-bound adduct of ThDP with PAA confirming the tetrahedral nature at the C2{alpha} atom, rather than of the enamine, and supporting the assignment of the {lambda}{sub max} at 473 nm to the PAA-ThDP adduct. The structure of the PAA-ThDP covalent complex is the first example of a product-ThDP adduct on BFDC. Similar studies with 3-PKB indicated that decarboxylation had taken place. Evidence was also obtained for the slow formation of the enamine intermediate when BFDC was incubated with benzaldehyde, the product of the decarboxylation reaction thus confirming its presence on the reaction pathway.

Chakraborty, Sumit; Nemeria, Natalia S.; Balakrishnan, Anand; Brandt, Gabriel S.; Kneen, Malea M.; Yep, Alejandra; McLeish, Michael J.; Kenyon, George L.; Petsko, Gregory A.; Ringe, Dagmar; Jordan, Frank; (Rutgers); (Michigan); (Brandeis)

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Study of the decay $\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow?_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}?^{+}?^{-}$ and its intermediate states  

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We study the decay $\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}$, reconstructing the \\Lambda_{c}^{+} baryon in the $p K^{-}\\pi^{+}$ mode, using a data sample of $467\\times 10^{6}$ $B\\bar{B}$ pairs collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP-2 storage rings at SLAC. We measure branching fractions for decays with intermediate $\\Sigma_{c}$ baryons to be ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2455)^{++}\\bar{p}\\pi^{-}]=(21.3 \\pm 1.0 \\pm 1.0 \\pm 5.5) \\times 10^{-5}$, ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2520)^{++}\\bar{p}\\pi^{-}]=(11.5\\pm 1.0 \\pm 0.5 \\pm 3.0)\\times 10^{-5}$, ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2455)^{0}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}]=(9.1 \\pm 0.7 \\pm 0.4 \\pm 2.4)\\times10^{-5}$, and ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Sigma_{c}(2520)^{0}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}]= (2.2 \\pm 0.7 \\pm 0.1\\pm 0.6) \\times 10^{-5}$, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the uncertainty on the $\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\rightarrow\\proton\\Km\\pi^{+}$ branching fraction, respectively. For decays without $\\Sigma_{c}(2455)$ or $\\Sigma_{c}(2520)$ resonances, we measure ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}]_{\\mathrm{non-\\Sigma_{c}}}=(79 \\pm 4 \\pm 4 \\pm 20)\\times10^{-5}$. The total branching fraction is determined to be ${\\cal B}[\\bar{B}^{0}\\rightarrow\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}]_{\\mathrm{total}}=(123 \\pm 5 \\pm 7 \\pm 32)\\times10^{-5}$. We examine multibody mass combinations in the resonant three-particle $\\Sigma_{c}\\bar{p}\\pi$ final states and in the four-particle $\\Lambda_{c}^{+}\\bar{p}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}$ final state, and observe different characteristics for the $\\bar{p}\\pi$ combination in neutral versus doubly-charged $\\Sigma_{c}$ decays.

The Babar Collaboration; J. P. Lees; V. Poireau; V. Tisserand; E. Grauges; A. Palano; G. Eigen; B. Stugu; D. N. Brown; L. T. Kerth; Yu. G. Kolomensky; G. Lynch; H. Koch; T. Schroeder; D. J. Asgeirsson; C. Hearty; T. S. Mattison; J. A. McKenna; R. Y. So; A. Khan; V. E. Blinov; A. R. Buzykaev; V. P. Druzhinin; V. B. Golubev; E. A. Kravchenko; A. P. Onuchin; S. I. Serednyakov; Yu. I. Skovpen; E. P. Solodov; K. Yu. Todyshev; A. N. Yushkov; D. Kirkby; A. J. Lankford; M. Mandelkern; H. Atmacan; J. W. Gary; O. Long; G. M. Vitug; C. Campagnari; T. M. Hong; D. Kovalskyi; J. D. Richman; C. A. West; A. M. Eisner; J. Kroseberg; W. S. Lockman; A. J. Martinez; B. A. Schumm; A. Seiden; D. S. Chao; C. H. Cheng; B. Echenard; K. T. Flood; D. G. Hitlin; P. Ongmongkolkul; F. C. Porter; A. Y. Rakitin; R. Andreassen; Z. Huard; B. T. Meadows; M. D. Sokoloff; L. Sun; P. C. Bloom; W. T. Ford; A. Gaz; U. Nauenberg; J. G. Smith; S. R. Wagner; R. Ayad; W. H. Toki; B. Spaan; K. R. Schubert; R. Schwierz; D. Bernard; M. Verderi; P. J. Clark; S. Playfer; D. Bettoni; C. Bozzi; R. Calabrese; G. Cibinetto; E. Fioravanti; I. Garzia; E. Luppi; L. Piemontese; V. Santoro; R. Baldini-Ferroli; A. Calcaterra; R. de Sangro; G. Finocchiaro; P. Patteri; I. M. Peruzzi; M. Piccolo; M. Rama; A. Zallo; R. Contri; E. Guido; M. Lo Vetere; M. R. Monge; S. Passaggio; C. Patrignani; E. Robutti; B. Bhuyan; V. Prasad; M. Morii; A. Adametz; U. Uwer; H. M. Lacker; T. Lueck; P. D. Dauncey; U. Mallik; C. Chen; J. Cochran; W. T. Meyer; S. Prell; A. E. Rubin; A. V. Gritsan; N. Arnaud; M. Davier; D. Derkach; G. Grosdidier; F. Le Diberder; A. M. Lutz; B. Malaescu; P. Roudeau; M. H. Schune; A. Stocchi; G. Wormser; D. J. Lange; D. M. Wright; C. A. Chavez; J. P. Coleman; J. R. Fry; E. Gabathuler; D. E. Hutchcroft; D. J. Payne; C. Touramanis; A. J. Bevan; F. Di Lodovico; R. Sacco; M. Sigamani; G. Cowan; D. N. Brown; C. L. Davis; A. G. Denig; M. Fritsch; W. Gradl; K. Griessinger; A. Hafner; E. Prencipe; R. J. Barlow; G. Jackson; G. D. Lafferty; E. Behn; R. Cenci; B. Hamilton; A. Jawahery; D. A. Roberts; C. Dallapiccola; R. Cowan; D. Dujmic; G. Sciolla; R. Cheaib; D. Lindemann; P. M. Patel; S. H. Robertson; P. Biassoni; N. Neri; F. Palombo; S. Stracka; L. Cremaldi; R. Godang; R. Kroeger; P. Sonnek; D. J. Summers; X. Nguyen; M. Simard; P. Taras; G. De Nardo; D. Monorchio; G. Onorato; C. Sciacca; M. Martinelli; G. Raven; C. P. Jessop; J. M. LoSecco; W. F. Wang; K. Honscheid; R. Kass; J. Brau; R. Frey; N. B. Sinev; D. Strom; E. Torrence; E. Feltresi; N. Gagliardi; M. Margoni; M. Morandin; M. Posocco; M. Rotondo; G. Simi; F. Simonetto; R. Stroili; S. Akar; E. Ben-Haim; M. Bomben; G. R. Bonneaud; H. Briand; G. Calderini; J. Chauveau; O. Hamon; Ph. Leruste; G. Marchiori; J. Ocariz; S. Sitt; M. Biasini; E. Manoni; S. Pacetti; A. Rossi; C. Angelini; G. Batignani; S. Bettarini; M. Carpinelli; G. Casarosa; A. Cervelli; F. Forti; M. A. Giorgi; A. Lusiani; B. Oberhof; A. Perez; G. Rizzo; J. J. Walsh; D. Lopes Pegna; J. Olsen; A. J. S. Smith; F. Anulli; R. Faccini; F. Ferrarotto; F. Ferroni; M. Gaspero; L. Li Gioi; M. A. Mazzoni; G. Piredda; C. Bünger; O. Grünberg; T. Hartmann; T. Leddig; H. Schröder; C. Voß; R. Waldi; T. Adye; E. O. Olaiya; F. F. Wilson; S. Emery; G. Hamel de Monchenault; G. Vasseur; Ch. Y\\`; D. Aston; R. Bartoldus; J. F. Benitez; C. Cartaro; M. R. Convery; J. Dorfan; G. P. Dubois-Felsmann; W. Dunwoodie; M. Ebert; R. C. Field; M. Franco Sevilla; B. G. Fulsom; A. M. Gabareen; M. T. Graham; P. Grenier; C. Hast; W. R. Innes; M. H. Kelsey; P. Kim; M. L. Kocian; D. W. G. S. Leith; P. Lewis; B. Lindquist; S. Luitz; V. Luth; H. L. Lynch; D. B. MacFarlane; D. R. Muller; H. Neal; S. Nelson; M. Perl; T. Pulliam; B. N. Ratcliff; A. Roodman; A. A. Salnikov; R. H. Schindler; A. Snyder; D. Su; M. K. Sullivan; J. Va'vra; A. P. Wagner; W. J. Wisniewski; M. Wittgen; D. H. Wright; H. W. Wulsin; C. C. Young; V. Ziegler; W. Park; M. V. Purohit; R. M. White; J. R. Wilson; A. Randle-Conde; S. J. Sekula; M. Bellis; P. R. Burchat; T. S. Miyashita; E. M. T. Puccio; M. S. Alam; J. A. Ernst; R. Gorodeisky; N. Guttman; D. R. Peimer; A. Soffer; S. M. Spanier; J. L. Ritchie; A. M. Ruland; R. F. Schwitters; B. C. Wray; J. M. Izen; X. C. Lou; F. Bianchi; D. Gamba; S. Zambito; L. Lanceri; L. Vitale; F. Martinez-Vidal; A. Oyanguren; P. Villanueva-Perez; H. Ahmed; J. Albert; Sw. Banerjee; F. U. Bernlochner; H. H. F. Choi; G. J. King; R. Kowalewski; M. J. Lewczuk; I. M. Nugent; J. M. Roney; R. J. Sobie; N. Tasneem; T. J. Gershon; P. F. Harrison; T. E. Latham; H. R. Band; S. Dasu; Y. Pan; R. Prepost; S. L. Wu

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Theoretical Study of Radical and Neutral Intermediates of Artemisinin Decomposition Mirian S. C. Pereira, Rudolf Kiralj, and Marcia M. C. Ferreira*  

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and spin densities, electronic and free energies, and entropy. Searches in the Cambridge Structural the world population by causing 1-1.5 million deaths each year. Malaria occurs mainly in African, Asian structures in public health area and poor socioeconomic conditions. About 90% of deaths occur in Africa

Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

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Effects of momentum-dependent nuclear potential on two-nucleon correlation functions and light cluster production in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions  

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Using an isospin- and momentum-dependent transport model, we study the effects due to the momentum dependence of isoscalar nuclear potential as well as that of symmetry potential on two-nucleon correlation functions and light cluster production in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions induced by neutron-rich nuclei. It is found that both observables are affected significantly by the momentum dependence of nuclear potential, leading to a reduction of their sensitivity to the stiffness of nuclear symmetry energy. However, the t/$^{3}$He ratio remains a sensitive probe of the density dependence of nuclear symmetry energy.

Lie-Wen Chen; C. M. Ko; Bao-An Li

2004-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Splitting a C-O bond in dialkylethers with bis(1,2,4-tri-t-butylcyclopentadienyl) cerium-hydride does not occur by a sigma-bond metathesis pathway: a combined experimental and DFT computational study  

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Addition of diethylether to [1,2,4(Me3C)3C5H2]2CeH, abbreviated Cp'2CeH, gives Cp'2CeOEt and ethane. Similarly, di-n-propyl- or di-n-butylether gives Cp'2Ce(O-n-Pr) and propane or Cp'2Ce(O-n-Bu) and butane, respectively. Using Cp'2CeD, the propane and butane contain deuterium predominantly in their methyl groups. Mechanisms, formulated on the basis of DFT computational studies, show that the reactions begin by an alpha or beta-CH activation with comparable activation barriers but only the beta-CH activation intermediate evolves into the alkoxide product and an olefin. The olefin then inserts into the Ce-H bond forming the alkyl derivative, Cp'2CeR, that eliminates alkane. The alpha-CH activation intermediate is in equilibrium with the starting reagents, Cp'2CeH and the ether, which accounts for the deuterium label in the methyl groups of the alkane. The one-step sigma-bond metathesis mechanism has a much higher activation barrier than either of the two-step mechanisms.

Werkema, Evan; Yahia, Ahmed; Maron, Laurent; Eisenstein, Odile; Andersen, Richard

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of quantum dots size and spacing effect for intermediate band solar cell application based on InAs quantum dots arrangement in GaAs  

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Intermediate band solar cell (IBSC) has become a promising technology in increasing solar cell efficiency. In this work we compare absorption coefficient profile between InAs quantum dots with GaAs bulk. We calculate the efficiency of GaAs bulk and GaAs doped with 2, 5, and 10 nm InAs quantum dot. Effective distances in quantum dot arrangement based on electron tunneling consideration were also calculated. We presented a simple calculation method with low computing power demand. Results showed that arrangement of quantum dot InAs in GaAs can increase solar cell efficiency from 23.9 % initially up to 60.4%. The effective distance between two quantum dots was found 2 nm in order to give adequate distance to prevent electron tunneling and wave functions overlap.

Hendra, P. I. B., E-mail: ib.hendra@gmail.com; Rahayu, F., E-mail: ib.hendra@gmail.com; Darma, Y., E-mail: ib.hendra@gmail.com [Physical Vapor Deposition Laboratory, Physics of Material Electronics Research, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

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Experimental studies of pion-nucleus and nucleon-nucleus interactions at intermediate energies. Progress report, April 1, 1991--March 31, 1994  

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This report summarizes the work on experimental research in intermediate energy nuclear physics carried out at New Mexico State University in 1991-94 under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Most of these studies involved investigations of various pion-nucleus interactions and nucleon-nucleus charge-exchange reactions. The work was carried out with the LAMPF accelerator at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the cyclotrons at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) near Zurich, Switzerland, at Indiana University (IUCF), and at TRIUMF in Vancouver, Canada, as collaborative efforts among several laboratories and universities. We have also worked on plans and preparations for new experiments involving studies of the quark structure of nucleons and nuclei, which would be carried out at Fermilab (FNAL), near Chicago, and at the HERA facility at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg, Germany. The NMSU personnel included two faculty members, five postdoctoral research associates, nine graduate students, and one undergraduate student.

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Theoretical and Experimental Examination of the Intermediate-Band Concept for Strain-Balanced (In,Ga)As/Ga(As,P) Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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The intermediate-band solar cell (IBSC) concept has been recently proposed to enhance the current gain from the solar spectrum while maintaining a large open-circuit voltage. Its main idea is to introduce a partially occupied intermediate band (IB) between the valence band (VB) and conduction band (CB) of the semiconductor absorber, thereby increasing the photocurrent by the additional VB {yields} IB and IB {yields} CB absorptions. The confined electron levels of self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) were proposed as potential candidates for the implementation of such an IB. Here we report experimental and theoretical investigations on In{sub y}Ga{sub 1-y}As dots in a GaAs{sub 1-x}P{sub x} matrix, examining its suitability for acting as IBSCs. The system has the advantage of allowing strain symmetrization within the structure, thus enabling the growth of a large number of defect-free QD layers, despite the significant size mismatch between the dot material and the surrounding matrix. We examine the various conditions related to the optimum functionality of the IBSC, in particular those connected to the optical and electronic properties of the system. We find that the intensity of absorption between QD-confined electron states and host CB is weak because of their localized-to-delocalized character. Regarding the position of the IB within the matrix band gap, we find that, whereas strain symmetrization can indeed permit growth of multiple dot layers, the current repertoire of GaAs{sub 1-x}P{sub x} barrier materials, as well as In{sub y}Ga{sub 1-y} As dot materials, does not satisfy the ideal energetic locations for the IB. We conclude that other QD systems must be considered for QD-IBSC implementations.

Popescu, V.; Bester, G.; Hanna, M. C.; Norman, A. G.; Zunger, A.

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High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy and External-Beam Radiotherapy for Hormone-Naieve Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: A 7-Year Experience  

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Purpose: To report clinical outcomes and early and late complications in 264 hormone-naieve patients with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in combination with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Methods and Materials: Between February 2000 and July 2007, 264 patients underwent HDR-BT in combination with EBRT as a treatment for their low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. The HDR-BT was performed using ultrasound-based implantation. The total HDR-BT dose was 18 Gy in 3 fractions within 24 h, with a 6-h minimum interval. The EBRT started 2 weeks after HDR-BT and was delivered in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy to 45 Gy within 5 weeks. Results: After a mean follow-up of 74.5 months, 4 patients (1.5%) showed prostate-specific antigen progression according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology definition and 8 patients (3%) according to the Phoenix definition. A biopsy-proven local recurrence was registered in 1 patient (0.4%), and clinical progression (bone metastases) was documented in 2 patients (0.7%). Seven-year actuarial freedom from biochemical failure was 97%, and 7-year disease-specific survival and overall survival were 100% and 91%, respectively. Toxicities were comparable to other series. Conclusions: Treatment with interstitial HDR-BT plus EBRT shows a low incidence of late complications and a favorable oncologic outcome after 7 years follow-up.

Aluwini, Shafak, E-mail: s.aluwini@erasmusmc.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Rooij, Peter H. van [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kirkels, Wim J. [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Jansen, Peter P.; Praag, John O. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Bangma, Chris H. [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kolkman-Deurloo, Inger-Karine K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

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EXPLOSIONS CAUSED BY COMMONLY OCCURRING SUBSTANCES  

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...the nature of the operations is such that these explosions...that the limit of a safe oil as fixed by the 'flashing...ignition was found in the boiler fires, which were 60...in this report to the fundamental dis-tinctions between...a fire under a steam boiler, and that this vapor...

Charles E. Munroe

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Naturally Occurring Mutations in the WTI Gene  

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Dominant oncogenes, like myc or ras, confer a gain of func-tion to transformed cells.1,2 Gain-of-function mutations result in abnormal, positive signals for cell proliferation. In general, however, genetic altera...

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EXPLOSIONS CAUSED BY COMMONLY OCCURRING SUBSTANCES  

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...S. BILLINGS, Hygiene; J. MCKEEN CATTELL, Psychology; DANIEL G. BRINTON, J. W. POWELL, Anthropology. FRIDIY, MARCH...ofsodium nitrate and hypophosphite detonate on heat-ing, while Violette proposed to use a mix-ture of sodium nitrate and acetate...

Charles E. Munroe

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Tetrahedral boron in naturally occurring tourmaline  

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Evidence for boron in both trigonal and tetrahedral coordination has been found in {sup 11}B magic-angle-spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of natural, inclusion-free specimens of aluminum-rich lithian tourmaline from granitic pregmatites.

Tagg, S.L.; Cho, H. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States). Environmental Molecular Sciences Lab.; Dyar, M.D. [Mount Holyoke Coll., South Hadley, MA (United States). Dept. of Geology and Geography; Grew, E.S. [Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences

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Table S1. Mixed-model ANOVA and Tukey's HSD results for the diversity of co-occurring ant species in plots. Sites were locations within 5 different forest stands within  

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Table S1. Mixed-model ANOVA and Tukey's HSD results for the diversity of co- occurring ant species.64 0.0385 year*site*ground*ant 4 0.08581728 0.02145432 0.20 0.9400 Tukey's Studentized Range (HSD) Tests for Number of species. Means with the same letter are not significantly different. Tukey Grouping

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Radiological consequences of ship collisions that might occur in U.S. Ports during the shipment of foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel to the United States in break-bulk freighters  

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Accident source terms, source term probabilities, consequences, and risks are developed for ship collisions that might occur in U.S. ports during the shipment of spent fuel from foreign research reactors to the United States in break-bulk freighters.

Sprung, J.L.; Bespalko, S.J.; Massey, C.D.; Yoshimura, R. [Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Johnson, J.D. [GRAM Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Reardon, P.C. [PCRT Technologies, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ebert, M.W.; Gallagher D.W. [Science Applications International Corp., Reston, VA (United States)

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VOLUME 80, NUMBER 6 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 9 FEBRUARY 1998 First Order Phase Transition in Intermediate-Energy Heavy Ion Collisions  

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Transition in Intermediate-Energy Heavy Ion Collisions Jicai Pan, Subal Das Gupta, and Martin Grant Physics- gas coexistence curve, resulting in a first-order phase transition. Accessible experimental signatures that such a system shows a van-der-Waals-type liquid-gas phase transition. It was suggested in the early 1980s [1

Grant, Martin

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Intermediate Energy Infobook and Intermediate Infobook Activities (29 Activities)  

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The Teacher Infobook provides fact sheets about energy, the major energy sources, electricity, energy consumption, and energy efficiency and conservation. The background section includes an introduction to energy and details about individual energy sources. There are also sections on global climate change and several detailed fact sheets on electricity and energy consumption and efficiency. The companion student activities book reinforces the general information and facts about the energy sources.

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Overview of Ontario Power Generation's Proposed Deep Geologic Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Waste at the Bruce Site, Ontario, Canada  

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A Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for the long-term management of Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste is being proposed by Ontario Power Generation at the Bruce site near Kincardine, Ontario. The DGR would be located at a depth of approximately 680 m within a 200 m thick layer of low-permeability Ordovician argillaceous limestone, which is below a 200 m layer of low permeability Ordovician shale. The repository would have the capacity for approximately 200,000 m{sup 3} of as-disposed waste, sufficient for the current fleet of 20 OPG-owned nuclear reactors. The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of the project. In summary: Site-specific studies to confirm the suitability of the site to host the DGR were initiated in 2006. These studies include site characterization, environmental assessment, facility engineering and safety assessment. The preliminary results of this work, which is ongoing, continue to confirm our expectations that the site is suitable. (authors)

Gierszewski, P. [Ontario Power Generation, Toronto (Canada)

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THE CENTRAL ENGINES OF TWO UNUSUAL RADIO-INTERMEDIATE/QUIET ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI: III Zw 2 AND PG 1407+265  

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We use the accretion disk/corona+jet model to fit the multi-band spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of two unusual radio-intermediate/quiet quasars. It is found that the optical/UV emission of III Zw 2 is probably dominated by the emission from the accretion disk. The X-ray emission should be dominated by the radiation from the jet, while the contribution of the disk corona is negligible. The optical/UV component in the SED of PG 1407+265 can be well modeled as the emission from the accretion disk, while the IR component is attributed to the thermal radiation from the dust torus with an opening angle of {approx}50 Degree-Sign . If the X-ray continuum emission is dominated by the synchrotron emission of the jet, the source should be a 'high peak frequency blazar', which obviously deviates from the normal blazar sequence. The observed SED can also be fitted quite well by the accretion disk/corona model with the viscosity parameter {alpha} = 0.5. The spectrum of the accretion disk/corona in PG 1407+265 satisfies the weak-line quasar criterion suggested in Laor and Davis.

Chen Liang; Cao Xinwu [Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Bai, J. M., E-mail: chenliang@shao.ac.cn, E-mail: cxw@shao.ac.cn, E-mail: baijinming@ynao.ac.cn [National Astronomical Observatories/Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650011 (China)

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The Morphology of the Sub-Giant Branch and Red Clump Reveal No Sign of Age Spreads in Intermediate Age Clusters  

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A recent surprise in stellar cluster research, made possible through the precision of Hubble Space Telescope photometry, was that some intermediate age (1-2 Gyr) clusters in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds have main sequence turn-off (MSTO) widths that are significantly broader than would be expected for a simple stellar population (SSP). One interpretation of these extended MSTOs (eMSTOs) is that age spreads of the order of ~500 Myr exist within the clusters, radically redefining our view of stellar clusters, which are traditionally thought of as single age, single metallicity stellar populations. Here we test this interpretation by studying other regions of the CMD that should also be affected by such large age spreads, namely the width of the sub-giant branch (SGB) and the red clump (RC). We study two massive clusters in the LMC that display the eMSTO phenomenon (NGC 1806 & NGC 1846) and show that both have SGB and RC morphologies that are in conflict with expectations if large age spreads exist ...

Bastian, Nate

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Iron-oxidising microbial biofilms as possible causes of increased friction coefficient in intermediate and lower guide vane bearing bushings at a hydroelectric powerplant in Brazil  

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Increased coefficient of friction led to malfunction of many and destruction of some maintenance-free bushings of intermediate and lower guide vane bearings at a hydroelectric power plant in Brazil. Analysis of surfaces of failed bushings revealed the presence of three types of deposits. The contact zones between bushings and the guide vane axis were covered with a thin black graphite film. The remaining bushing surface was covered by a mix of yellow-red coloured deposits, which contained a large proportion of iron-oxide-rich microbial biofilms, and green-coloured deposits, which consisted largely of copper oxides. Biofilms sampled from both the inside and the outside of the bearings contained 75% iron oxides by weight. The iron oxide deposits produced by these biofilms were identified as the primary cause of increased friction resistance between the bushing surface and the guide vane axis. Iron deposition within biofilms was made possible by the action of iron-reducing bacteria in the anaerobic zone of the reservoir immediately in front of the turbine intakes. These bacteria enriched the anoxic reservoir water with Fe(II) and the relatively small oxygen concentrations in turbine feedwater prevented the complete oxidation of Fe(II) in the penstock. Water-proofing of the bearing seals would prevent water penetration into the bearings and biofilm formation on the bushing surfaces and thus avoid the type of failure observed at this plant.

René Peter Schneider; Lucimara R. da Silva; Helder Brandão; Liutas Martinaitis Ferreira

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of RCC-MR for the structural design of tube sheet of intermediate heat exchanger for a sodium cooled fast reactor  

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Abstract The structural mechanics behavior of tube sheets of a sodium to sodium heat exchanger for a fast reactor, with circular tube holes pattern, less addressed subject in the literature, is investigated in detail. The tube sheet design rules recommended in the French design code RCC-MR-2007 and the associated solid mechanics basis are explained. A finite element analysis of tube sheets of intermediate heat exchanger of a typical 500 MWe pool type fast reactor is presented to study the effects of some specific parameters viz., (i) small solid rim portion with connecting shell and (ii) grooves on rim area. For the analysis, the distribution of holes on the last row is assumed to be symmetric and axial stiffening of tubes on tube sheet is included toward realistic estimation of stresses in the tube sheets. The effects are studied on the primary and secondary stresses induced along the interface between solid to perforated region. The aspects covered include linearization of radial and circumferential stress components, thereby deriving primary membrane and bending stress intensities along the radial directions with particular focus at the interfaces between solid portions and perforated portions including the effect of filet radius at the junction of tube sheet and shell. These investigations thus help to optimize the design of IHX tube sheets with high confidence. The analysis has been carried out by CAST3M, a structure analysis software granted by CEA, France.

Suman Gupta; P. Chellapandi

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A novel low Cr-containing Fe–Cr–Co alloy for metallic interconnects in planar intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells  

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Abstract A newly developed low-Cr containing Fe–Cr–Co alloy, named as FeCro, is evaluated as a candidate material of metallic interconnects for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). This alloy possesses excellent oxidation resistance and adequate electrical conductivity at 750 °C in air, and shows slight Cr deposition in/around La0.72Sr0.18MnO3(LSM) electrode under a harsh accelerating condition of 400 mA cm?2 and 850 °C. The thickness of the oxide scale thermally grown at 750 °C in air for 1000 his less than 1 ?m, presenting a double-layered structure with dense (Mn, Cr)3O4 on the top of Cr2O3. The oxidation kinetics at 750 °C obeys the parabolic law with a low rate constant of1.42 × 10?15 g2 cm?4 s?1. The Cr deposition in/around the LSM electrode in the presence of the FeCro alloy is remarkably reduced, compared to the commercial Crofer 22H alloy. The measured area specific resistance (ASR) at 750 °C in air after 1000 h isothermal oxidation is 14 m? cm2. It is the unique microstructure of the formed oxide scale that significantly enhances the resistances of the FeCro alloy to oxidation and Cr volatilization.

Wenying Zhang; Dong Yan; Jie Yang; Jing Chen; Bo Chi; Jian Pu; Jian Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for gravitational radiation from intermediate mass black hole binaries in data from the second LIGO-Virgo joint science run  

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This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo detectors (July 2009 - October 2010) and was sensitive to IMBHBs with a range up to $\\sim 200$ Mpc, averaged over the possible sky positions and inclinations of the binaries with respect to the line of sight. No significant candidate was found. Upper limits on the coalescence-rate density of nonspinning IMBHBs with total masses between 100 and $450 \\ \\mbox{M}_{\\odot}$ and mass ratios between $0.25$ and $1\\,$ were placed by combining this analysis with an analogous search performed on data from the first LIGO-Virgo joint science run (November 2005 - October 2007). The most stringent limit was set for systems consisting of two $88 \\ \\mbox{M}_{\\odot}$ black holes and is equal to $0.12 \\ \\mbox{Mpc}^{-3} \\ \\mbox{Myr}^{-1}$ at the $90\\%$ confidence level. This paper also presents the first estimate, for the case of an unmodeled analysis, of the impact on the search range of IMBHB spin configurations: the visible volume for IMBHBs with nonspinning components is roughly doubled for a population of IMBHBs with spins aligned with the binary's orbital angular momentum and uniformly distributed in the dimensionless spin parameter up to 0.8, whereas an analogous population with antialigned spins decreases the visible volume by $\\sim 20\\%\\,$.

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration; the Virgo Collaboration; J. Aasi; B. P. Abbott; R. Abbott; T. Abbott; M. R. Abernathy; T. Accadia; F. Acernese; K. Ackley; C. Adams; T. Adams; P. Addesso; R. X. Adhikari; C. Affeldt; M. Agathos; N. Aggarwal; O. D. Aguiar; A. Ain; P. Ajith; A. Alemic; B. Allen; A. Allocca; D. Amariutei; M. Andersen; R. Anderson; S. B. Anderson; W. G. Anderson; K. Arai; M. C. Araya; C. Arceneaux; J. Areeda; S. M. Aston; P. Astone; P. Aufmuth; C. Aulbert; L. Austin; B. E. Aylott; S. Babak; P. T. Baker; G. Ballardin; S. W. Ballmer; J. C. Barayoga; M. Barbet; B. C. Barish; D. Barker; F. Barone; B. Barr; L. Barsotti; M. Barsuglia; M. A. Barton; I. Bartos; R. Bassiri; A. Basti; J. C. Batch; J. Bauchrowitz; Th. S. Bauer; V. Bavigadda; B. Behnke; M. Bejger; M. G. Beker; C. Belczynski; A. S. Bell; C. Bell; G. Bergmann; D. Bersanetti; A. Bertolini; J. Betzwieser; P. T. Beyersdorf; I. A. Bilenko; G. Billingsley; J. Birch; S. Biscans; M. Bitossi; M. A. Bizouard; E. Black; J. K. Blackburn; L. Blackburn; D. Blair; S. Bloemen; M. Blom; O. Bock; T. P. Bodiya; M. Boer; G. Bogaert; C. Bogan; C. Bond; F. Bondu; L. Bonelli; R. Bonnand; R. Bork; M. Born; V. Boschi; Sukanta Bose; L. Bosi; C. Bradaschia; P. R. Brady; V. B. Braginsky; M. Branchesi; J. E. Brau; T. Briant; D. O. Bridges; A. Brillet; M. Brinkmann; V. Brisson; A. F. Brooks; D. A. Brown; D. D. Brown; F. Brückner; S. Buchman; T. Bulik; H. J. Bulten; A. Buonanno; R. Burman; D. Buskulic; C. Buy; L. Cadonati; G. Cagnoli; J. Calderón Bustillo; E. Calloni; J. B. Camp; P. Campsie; K. C. Cannon; B. Canuel; J. Cao; C. D. Capano; F. Carbognani; L. Carbone; S. Caride; A. Castiglia; S. Caudill; M. Cavaglià; F. Cavalier; R. Cavalieri; C. Celerier; G. Cella; C. Cepeda; E. Cesarini; R. Chakraborty; T. Chalermsongsak; S. J. Chamberlin; S. Chao; P. Charlton; E. Chassande-Mottin; X. Chen; Y. Chen; A. Chincarini; A. Chiummo; H. S. Cho; J. Chow; N. Christensen; Q. Chu; S. S. Y. Chua; S. Chung; G. Ciani; F. Clara; J. A. Clark; F. Cleva; E. Coccia; P. -F. Cohadon; A. Colla; C. Collette; M. Colombini; L. Cominsky; M. Constancio Jr.; A. Conte; D. Cook; T. R. Corbitt; M. Cordier; N. Cornish; A. Corpuz; A. Corsi; C. A. Costa; M. W. Coughlin; S. Coughlin; J. -P. Coulon; S. Countryman; P. Couvares; D. M. Coward; M. Cowart; D. C. Coyne; R. Coyne; K. Craig; J. D. E. Creighton; S. G. Crowder; A. Cumming; L. Cunningham; E. Cuoco; K. Dahl; T. Dal Canton; M. Damjanic; S. L. Danilishin; S. D'Antonio; K. Danzmann; V. Dattilo; H. Daveloza; M. Davier; G. S. Davies; E. J. Daw; R. Day; T. Dayanga; G. Debreczeni; J. Degallaix; S. Deléglise; W. Del Pozzo; T. Denker; T. Dent; H. Dereli; V. Dergachev; R. De Rosa; R. T. DeRosa; R. DeSalvo; S. Dhurandhar; M. Díaz; L. Di Fiore; A. Di Lieto; I. Di Palma; A. Di Virgilio; A. Donath; F. Donovan; K. L. Dooley; S. Doravari; S. Dossa; R. Douglas; T. P. Downes; M. Drago; R. W. P. Drever; J. C. Driggers; Z. Du; M. Ducrot; S. Dwyer; T. Eberle; T. Edo; M. Edwards; A. Effler; H. Eggenstein; P. Ehrens; J. Eichholz; S. S. Eikenberry; G. Endr?czi; R. Essick; T. Etzel; M. Evans; T. Evans; M. Factourovich; V. Fafone; S. Fairhurst; Q. Fang; S. Farinon; B. Farr; W. M. Farr; M. Favata; H. Fehrmann; M. M. Fejer; D. Feldbaum; F. Feroz; I. Ferrante; F. Ferrini; F. Fidecaro; L. S. Finn; I. Fiori; R. P. Fisher; R. Flaminio; J. -D. Fournier; S. Franco; S. Frasca; F. Frasconi; M. Frede; Z. Frei; A. Freise; R. Frey; T. T. Fricke; P. Fritschel; V. V. Frolov; P. Fulda; M. Fyffe; J. Gair; L. Gammaitoni; S. Gaonkar; F. Garufi; N. Gehrels; G. Gemme; E. Genin; A. Gennai; S. Ghosh; J. A. Giaime; K. D. Giardina; A. Giazotto; C. Gill; J. Gleason; E. Goetz; R. Goetz; L. Gondan; G. González; N. Gordon; M. L. Gorodetsky; S. Gossan; S. Goßler; R. Gouaty; C. Gräf; P. B. Graff; M. Granata; A. Grant; S. Gras; C. Gray; R. J. S. Greenhalgh; A. M. Gretarsson; P. Groot; H. Grote; K. Grover; S. Grunewald; G. M. Guidi; C. Guido; K. Gushwa; E. K. Gustafson; R. Gustafson; D. Hammer; G. Hammond; M. Hanke; J. Hanks; C. Hanna; J. Hanson; J. Harms; G. M. Harry; I. W. Harry; E. D. Harstad; M. Hart; M. T. Hartman; C. -J. Haster; K. Haughian; A. Heidmann; M. Heintze; H. Heitmann; P. Hello; G. Hemming; M. Hendry; I. S. Heng; A. W. Heptonstall; M. Heurs; M. Hewitson; S. Hild; D. Hoak; K. A. Hodge; K. Holt; S. Hooper; P. Hopkins; D. J. Hosken; J. Hough; E. J. Howell; Y. Hu; E. Huerta; B. Hughey; S. Husa; S. H. Huttner; M. Huynh; T. Huynh-Dinh; D. R. Ingram; R. Inta; T. Isogai; A. Ivanov; B. R. Iyer; K. Izumi; M. Jacobson; E. James; H. Jang; P. Jaranowski; Y. Ji; F. Jiménez-Forteza; W. W. Johnson; D. I. Jones; R. Jones; R. J. G. Jonker; L. Ju; K Haris; P. Kalmus; V. Kalogera; S. Kandhasamy; G. Kang; J. B. Kanner; J. Karlen; M. Kasprzack; E. Katsavounidis; W. Katzman; H. Kaufer; K. Kawabe; F. Kawazoe; F. Kéfélian; G. M. Keiser; D. Keitel; D. B. Kelley; W. Kells; A. Khalaidovski

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High temperature phase stabilities and electrochemical properties of InBaCo4-xZnxO7 cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells  

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InBaCo4-xZnxO7 oxides have been synthesized and characterized as cathode materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC). The effect of Zn substitution for Co on the structure, phase stability, thermal expansion, and electrochemical properties of the InBaCo4-xZnxO7 has been investigated. The increase in the Zn content from x = 1 to 1.5 improves the high temperature phase stability at 600 oC and 700 oC for 100 h, and chemical stability against a Gd0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (GDC) electrolyte. Thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) values of the InBaCo4-xZnxO7 (x = 1, 1.5, 2) specimens were determined to be 8.6 10-6 9.6 10-6 /oC in the range of 80 900 oC, which provides good thermal expansion compatibility with the standard SOFC electrolyte materials. The InBaCo4-xZnxO7 + GDC (50:50 wt. %) composite cathodes exhibit improved cathode performances compared to those obtained from the simple InBaCo4-xZnxO7 cathodes due to the extended triple-phase boundary (TPB) and enhanced oxide-ion conductivity through the GDC portion in the composites.

Kim, Jung-Hyun [ORNL; Young Nam, Kim [University of Texas, Austin; Bi, Zhonghe [ORNL; Manthiram, Arumugam [University of Texas, Austin; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Huq, Ashfia [ORNL

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The Nature of Nearby Counterparts to Intermediate Redshift Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies I. Optical/H I Properties and Dynamical Masses  

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We present single-dish H I spectra obtained with the Green Bank Telescope, along with optical photometric properties from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, of 20 nearby (D < 70 Mpc) Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies (LCBGs). These ~L*, blue, high surface brightness, starbursting galaxies were selected with the same criteria used to define LCBGs at higher redshifts. We find these galaxies are gas-rich, with M(HI) ranging from 5*10^8 to 8*10^9 M_sun, and M(HI)/L_B ranging from 0.2 to 2 M_sun/L_sun, consistent with a variety of morphological types of galaxies. We find the dynamical masses (measured within R_25) span a wide range, from 3*10^9 to 1*10^11 M_sun. However, at least half have dynamical mass-to-light ratios smaller than nearby galaxies of all Hubble types, as found for LCBGs at intermediate redshifts. By comparing line widths and effective radii with local galaxy populations, we find that LCBGs are consistent with the dynamical mass properties of Magellanic (low luminosity) spirals, and the more massive irregulars and dwarf ellipticals, such as NGC 205.

C. A. Garland; D. J. Pisano; J. P. Williams; R. Guzman; F. J. Castander

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Vascular plant flora of Kiboko Range Research Station, Kenya  

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abundance (rare, common, abundant) of each species encountered. A species was regarded as rare if 16 it occurred very infrequently along the transect, for in- stance if walking along the transect a species was seen only once or twice, with little... abundance (rare, common, abundant) of each species encountered. A species was regarded as rare if 16 it occurred very infrequently along the transect, for in- stance if walking along the transect a species was seen only once or twice, with little...

Ndiang'ui, Ndegwa Wa

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Apparent Intermediate Supervelocity of Detonation  

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... the initiation of a cylindrical charge by an axial shock-wave. In that case the detonation sets out from a circular, coaxial area on the shock front, the radius of ... velocity front overtakes the low-velocity front. Ocf shows the front of the high-velocity detonation along the axis. The slope of ab gives the low velocity D19 and the ...

C. H. JOHANSSON

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Intermediate inputs and economic productivity  

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...specific policy recommendations...billion on energy-[63...increases greenhouse gas emissions...sink for greenhouse gas emissions...by other policies focused on reducing material...directly related to material...value-added measures of productivity...separate energy and services...

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Intermediate inputs and economic productivity  

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...US sectoral-level production functions. Both the...316) and plastics and rubber-(326). The relationship...coefficients of the production function sum to a quantity...inputs were used in the production process. 16 This estimate...products 326 plastics and rubber products 327 non-metallic...

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Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics Program  

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The originally proposed and funded research activities followed two major areas of study: semileptonic probes of the hadronic neutral current and charm production. The charm production work revolved around the Jefferson Lab experiment E03-008, 'Sub-threshold J/psi Photoprouction', which ran in late 2004. The PI was a co-spokesperson for the experiment. For the three year renewal proposal starting in 2007, the scope and size of the research project changed and increased. In addition to the parity violating studies, the PI had well defined lead roles in a series experiments nucleon spin-structure functions.

Dunne, James, A.

2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The intermediate disturbance hypothesis, refugia  

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Nov 1, 1995 ... factor correlated with disturbance; correlation does not prove causation. We have ..... Fundamentals of aquatic ecology. Blackwell Sci. Publ. -.

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Identification of an Acyl-Enzyme Intermediate in a meta-Cleavage Product Hydrolase Reveals the Versatility of the Catalytic Triad  

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Meta-cleavage product (MCP) hydrolases are members of the {alpha}/{beta}-hydrolase superfamily that utilize a Ser-His-Asp triad to catalyze the hydrolysis of a C-C bond. BphD, the MCP hydrolase from the biphenyl degradation pathway, hydrolyzes 2-hydroxy-6-oxo-6-phenylhexa-2,4-dienoic acid (HOPDA) to 2-hydroxypenta-2,4-dienoic acid (HPD) and benzoate. A 1.6 {angstrom} resolution crystal structure of BphD H265Q incubated with HOPDA revealed that the enzyme's catalytic serine was benzoylated. The acyl-enzyme is stabilized by hydrogen bonding from the amide backbone of 'oxyanion hole' residues, consistent with formation of a tetrahedral oxyanion during nucleophilic attack by Ser112. Chemical quench and mass spectrometry studies substantiated the formation and decay of a Ser112-benzoyl species in wild-type BphD on a time scale consistent with turnover and incorporation of a single equivalent of {sup 18}O into the benzoate produced during hydrolysis in H{sub 2}{sup 18}O. Rapid-scanning kinetic studies indicated that the catalytic histidine contributes to the rate of acylation by only an order of magnitude, but affects the rate of deacylation by over 5 orders of magnitude. The orange-colored catalytic intermediate, ES{sup red}, previously detected in the wild-type enzyme and proposed herein to be a carbanion, was not observed during hydrolysis by H265Q. In the newly proposed mechanism, the carbanion abstracts a proton from Ser112, thereby completing tautomerization and generating a serinate for nucleophilic attack on the C6-carbonyl. Finally, quantification of an observed pre-steady-state kinetic burst suggests that BphD is a half-site reactive enzyme. While the updated catalytic mechanism shares features with the serine proteases, MCP hydrolase-specific chemistry highlights the versatility of the Ser-His-Asp triad.

Ruzzini, Antonio C.; Ghosh, Subhangi; Horsman, Geoff P.; Foster, Leonard J.; Bolin, Jeffrey T.; Eltis, Lindsay D. (Purdue); (UBC)

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Simulation of supercritical water–hydrocarbon mixing in a cylindrical tee at intermediate Reynolds number: Impact of temperature difference between streams  

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Abstract The objective of this work is to study the impact of the temperature difference between the streams on the flow dynamics and mixing of supercritical water (SCW) and a model hydrocarbon (n-decane), under fully miscible conditions, in a small-scale cylindrical tee mixer (pipe ID = 2.4 mm), at an intermediate inlet Reynolds number of 500 using 3-D CFD simulations. When the water and n-decane streams enter the mixer at inlet temperatures of 800 K and 700 K respectively (?T = 100 K), the flow remains laminar and the variations of density and viscosity with temperature do not have a significant impact on the flow and mixing dynamics. However, when the water inlet temperature is 1000 K (?T = 300 K), the water–HC shear layer becomes unstable close to x = 5D downstream of the mixing joint followed by shear-layer rollup and transition to turbulence. This leads to significant enhancement in the mixing rate. However, in a simulation of SCW n-decane mixing with the same inlet conditions but with the physical properties held fixed at the inlet values (no variation with temperature), the shear layer remains stable and steady state is reached. It was found that, the large variation of temperature of 300 K within the mixing layer leads to an increase in the local fluid density and a decrease in the local fluid viscosity within the mixing layer attributed mainly to the cooling of water and the heating of n-decane respectively. These physical property variations result in an increase in the local Reynolds number within the shear layer rendering it unstable to perturbations in the flow. Thus, the variations in mixture density and viscosity with temperature under near-critical conditions were found to have a significant impact on the flow and mixing dynamics in the tee mixer.

Ashwin Raghavan; Ahmed F. Ghoniem

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Deactivation and Regeneration of Oxygen Reduction Reactivity on Double Perovskite Ba2Bi0.1Sc0.2Co1.7O6?x Cathode for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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Deactivation and Regeneration of Oxygen Reduction Reactivity on Double Perovskite Ba2Bi0.1Sc0.2Co1.7O6?x Cathode for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells ... Most notably, cathodic polarization treatment, for example, current discharge from BBSC, can be utilized to recover the original ORR performance. ... After evaporation of water at 120 °C, a dark purple gel was recovered. ...

Wei Zhou; Jaka Sunarso; Julius Motuzas; Fengli Liang; Zhigang Chen; Lei Ge; Shaomin Liu; Anne Julbe; Zhonghua Zhu

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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THE M {sub BH}-L {sub SPHEROID} RELATION AT HIGH AND LOW MASSES, THE QUADRATIC GROWTH OF BLACK HOLES, AND INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLE CANDIDATES  

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From a sample of 72 galaxies with reliable supermassive black hole masses M {sub bh}, we derive the M {sub bh}-(host spheroid luminosity, L) relation for (1) the subsample of 24 core-Sersic galaxies with partially depleted cores, and (2) the remaining subsample of 48 Sersic galaxies. Using K{sub s} -band Two Micron All Sky Survey data, we find the near-linear relation M {sub bh}{proportional_to}L {sup 1.10{+-}0.20} {sub K{sub s}} for the core-Sersic spheroids thought to be built in additive dry merger events, while we find the relation M {sub bh}{proportional_to}L {sup 2.73{+-}0.55}{sub K{sub s}} for the Sersic spheroids built from gas-rich processes. After converting literature B-band disk galaxy magnitudes into inclination- and dust-corrected bulge magnitudes, via a useful new equation presented herein, we obtain a similar result. Unlike with the M {sub bh}-(velocity dispersion) diagram, which is also updated here using the same galaxy sample, it remains unknown whether barred and non-barred Sersic galaxies are offset from each other in the M {sub bh}-L diagram. While black hole feedback has typically been invoked to explain what was previously thought to be a nearly constant M {sub bh}/M {sub Spheroid} mass ratio of {approx}0.2%, we advocate that the near-linear M {sub bh}-L and M {sub bh}-M {sub Spheroid} relations observed at high masses may have instead arisen largely from the additive dry merging of galaxies. We argue that feedback results in a dramatically different scaling relation, such that black hole mass scales roughly quadratically with the spheroid mass in Sersic galaxies. We therefore introduce a revised cold-gas 'quasar' mode feeding equation for semi-analytical models to reflect what we dub the quadratic growth of black holes in Sersic galaxies built amidst gas-rich processes. Finally, we use our new Sersic M {sub bh}-L equations to predict the masses of candidate intermediate mass black holes in almost 50 low-luminosity spheroids containing active galactic nuclei, finding many masses between that of stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes.

Graham, Alister W.; Scott, Nicholas, E-mail: AGraham@swin.edu.au [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 (Australia)] [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 (Australia)

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

434

Design and Testing of a Novel Wide Range - Segmented Gamma Scanner Incorporating Tomographic Gamma Scanning for Measuring Both Low and Intermediate Level Waste in Drums - 13470  

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This paper describes the design and testing of a novel automated Wide Range Segmented Gamma ray Scanning (WR-SGS) assay instrument that also incorporates Tomographic Gamma Scanning (TGS). The instrument is designed for the measurement of both Low and Intermediate Level Waste (LLW and ILW) in 200 litre drums and other waste containers covering a wide range of density. Like earlier ANTECH WR-SGS instruments, the system employs a single shielded and collimated high purity germanium (HPGe) detector to quantify the radionuclide content of the waste and like conventional SGS instruments it is suitable for the measurement of relatively homogeneous waste matrices. Also, like earlier WR-SGS systems the instrument incorporates an automated variable aperture collimator, which allows the vertical segment height to be adjusted in order to measure both high dose-rate and very low activity drums. The instrument employs both conventional discrete SGS vertical segment measurements as well as vertical segment measurement by continuous helical-scanning of the drum as it rotates. This latter method reduces measurement times for SGS measurements. In order to determine the density corrections for both low and high-density drums, a high activity Eu-152 transmission source is employed. When not in use, and in place of a conventional shutter mechanism, the shielded transmission source is moved to a shielded storage position to eliminate background radiation from the source. Due to its novel features, the WR-SGS is applicable to the measurement of both very low and very high activity waste drums as well as waste drums with a wide range of density. If located in a low background position and with the effective shielding of the strong transmission source, the instrument can be used to measure very low level or exempt waste. In order to extend the range of applicability to the measurement of heterogeneous drums, TGS measurement capability has been included in the basic WR-SGS design. This is achieved by adding horizontal motion to the waste drum rotation platform and incorporating TGS collimation into the variable aperture collimator, as well as a filter to reduce the detector signal when straight-through measurements are made using the strong transmission source. Test measurements are presented of the system operating in both SGS and TGS modes using different drum densities and source strengths. The test measurement results are compared with benchmarked MCNP Monte Carlo calculations. The Wide Range SGS - TGS instrument extends the range of both activity and density that can be measured in 200 and 340 litre drums. (authors)

Mason, John A.; Looman, Marc R.; Odell, Lawrence V.; Poundall, Adam J.; Towner, Antony C.N. [ANTECH, A. N. Technology Ltd., Unit 6, Thames Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9TA (United Kingdom)] [ANTECH, A. N. Technology Ltd., Unit 6, Thames Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9TA (United Kingdom); Hong, Dae-Seok; Jang, Won-Hyuk; Kwak, Kyung-Kil [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 111, Daedoek-daero 989 beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 111, Daedoek-daero 989 beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Seo, Seung-Min [Young In Scientific Co. Ltd, 22, Apgujeong-ro 28 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Young In Scientific Co. Ltd, 22, Apgujeong-ro 28 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Piotrowski, Matt [ANTECH Corporation, 9050 Marshall Court, Westminster, CO, 80031 (United States)] [ANTECH Corporation, 9050 Marshall Court, Westminster, CO, 80031 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Exploring the structural dynamics of the E. coli chaperonin GroEL using translation-libration-screw crystallographic refinement of intermediate states  

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Large rigid-body domain movements are critical to GroEL-mediated protein folding, especially apical domain elevation and twist associated with the formation of a folding chamber upon binding ATP and co-chaperonin GroES. Here, we have modeled the anisotropic displacements of GroEL domains from various crystallized states, unliganded GroEL, ATP?S-bound, ADP-AlFx/GroES-bound, and ADP/GroES bound, using translation-libration-screw (TLS) analysis. Remarkably, the TLS results show that the inherent motions of unliganded GroEL, a polypeptide-accepting state, are biased along the transition pathway that leads to the folding-active state. In the ADP-AlFx/GroES-bound folding-active state the dynamic modes of the apical domains become reoriented and coupled to the motions of bound GroES. The ADP/GroES complex exhibits these same motions, but they are increased in magnitude, potentially reflecting the decreased stability of the complex after nucleotide hydrolysis. Our results have allowed the visualization of the anisotropic molecular motions that link the static conformations previously observed by X-ray crystallography. Application of the same analyses to other macromolecules where rigid body motions occur may give insight into the large scale dynamics critical for function and thus has the potential to extend our fundamental understanding of molecular machines.

Chaudhry, Charu; Horwich, Arthur L.; Brunger, Axel T.; Adams, Paul D.

2004-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

436

Topology and glass structure evolution in (BaO){sub x}((B{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 32}(SiO{sub 2}){sub 68}){sub 100?x} ternary—Evidence of rigid, intermediate, and flexible phases  

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We examine variations in the glass transition temperature (T{sub g}(x)), molar volume (V{sub m}(x)), and Raman scattering of titled glasses as a function of modifier (BaO) content in the 25% < x < 48% range. Three distinct regimes of behavior are observed; at low x, 24% < x < 29% range, the modifier largely polymerizes the backbone, T{sub g}(x) increase, features that we identify with the stressed-rigid elastic phase. At high x, 32% < x < 48% range, the modifier depolymerizes the network by creating non-bridging oxygen (NBO) atoms; in this regime T{sub g}(x) decreases, and networks are viewed to be in the flexible elastic phase. In the narrow intermediate x regime, 29% < x < 32% range, T{sub g}(x) shows a broad global maximum almost independent of x, and Raman mode scattering strengths and mode frequencies become relatively x-independent, V{sub m}(x) show a global minimum, features that we associate with the isostatically rigid elastic phase, also called the intermediate phase. In this phase, medium range structures adapt as revealed by the count of Lagrangian bonding constraints and Raman mode scattering strengths.

Holbrook, C. [AFRL/RYDP, 2241 Avionics Circle, B620, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States)] [AFRL/RYDP, 2241 Avionics Circle, B620, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States); Chakraborty, Shibalik; Ravindren, S.; Boolchand, P. [Department of Electrical and Computing Systems, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computing Systems, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030 (United States); Goldstein, Jonathan T.; Stutz, C. E. [AFRL/RXAN, 3005 Hobson Way, B651, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States)] [AFRL/RXAN, 3005 Hobson Way, B651, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7707 (United States)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

437

Lecture Notes for 36705 Intermediate Statistics  

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). . Continuous RV: probability density function (pdf) f X (x) = FX # (x) Expected Values . Discrete RV E Berger, Chapters 1­4 We assume that students in 705 have had a course in probability theory. Although­4. Students typically like the book if they take the time to read it before they try to do the home work

Guestrin, Carlos

438

Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends | Department...  

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

fuels annually by 2022, most of which will be ethanol. However, current ethanol usage is much lower than the requirements. It would be challenging to increase this use...

439

Fission decay in intermediate heavy ion reactions  

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Results are presented on cross sections, parallel and perpendicular momentum transfers, charge loss and velocity systematics for fission following reactions of Fe and Nb projectiles at 50--100 MeV/A on targets of Ta, Au, and Th. The results at 100 MeV/A are compared to a detailed multistage deexcitation model. The initial collision is modeled with an intranuclear cascade. The resultant excited target residues then undergo a fast preequilibrium decay stage followed by a statistical decay involving nucleon evaporation and fission. Results from this modeling are in reasonable agreement with experimental data. 14 refs., 11 figs.

Britt, H.C.

1990-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

440

Intermediate/high energy nuclear physics  

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This report discusses progress on the following research: quark cluster model; solving quantum field theories in non-perturbative regime;relativistic wave equations, quarkonia and electron-positron resonances; nuclear dependence at large transverse momentum; factorization at the order of power corrections; single-spin asymmetries; and hadronic photon production. (LSP)

Vary, J.P.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Approach To Teaching Intermediate Mathematics  

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...various occurrences are treated in al-together unlike ways. In contrast, the streamlined version of formula 2-that is' D Slf = f for any continuous f (2')-implies D S1fx = fx for any x; in par-ticular, DS1f4=f4. (3') The transition from...

1958-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

442

Deuterons and flow: At intermediate AGS energies  

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A quantitative model, based on hadronic physics and Monte Carlo cascading is applied to heavy ion collisions at BNL-AGS and BEVALAC energies. The model was found to be in excellent agreement with particle spectra where data previously existed, for Si beams, and was able to successfully predict the spectra where data was initially absent, for Au beams. For Si + Au collisions baryon densities of three or four times the normal nuclear matter density ({rho}{sub 0}) are seen in the theory, while for Au + Au collisions, matter at densities up to 10 {rho}{sub 0} is anticipated. The possibility that unusual states of matter may be created in the Au beams and potential signatures for its observation, in particular deuterons and collective flow, are considered.

Kahana, D.E. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Pang, Y. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)]|[Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Kahana, S.H. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

FAC CIP PROGRAM TOP FIVE INTERMEDIATE PROJECTS  

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DISCREPANCIES (ID ENVIR HEALTH & SAFETY 1 $260,900 153,154) 2009061 0007 AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES RENOVATION OF AG $100,000 DISTANCE EDUCATION 2000527 0335 ART SFMO FIRE & SAFETY DISCREPANCIES (ID ENVIR HEALTH & SAFETY 1994197 0242 FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTALL NEW FIRE ALARM ENVIR HEALTH & SAFETY 3 $82,000 1996109 0810 GROWING

Rock, Chris

444

The Intermediate Scale Branch of the Landscape  

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Three branches of the string theory landscape have plausibly been identified. One of these branches is expected to exhibit a roughly logarithmic distribution of supersymmetry breaking scales. The original KKLT models are in this class. We argue that certain features of the KKLT model are generic to this branch, and that the resulting phenomenology depends on a small set of discrete choices. As in the MSSM, the weak scale in these theories is tuned; a possible explanation is selection for the dark matter density.

Michael Dine

2005-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

445

Vehicle Technologies Office: Intermediate Ethanol Blends  

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Ethanol can be combined with gasoline in blends ranging from E10 (10% or less ethanol, 90% gasoline) up to E85 (up to 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline). The Renewable Fuels Standard (under the Energy...

446

Identification of a Naturally Occurring Peroxidase-Lipoxygenase Fusion Protein  

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...2 M. Hamberg, J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 66, 1445 (1989...sequence was cloned with the Marathon cDNA Amplification...M. Hamberg, J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 66, 1445...sequence was cloned with the Marathon cDNA Amplification kit...

Reet Koljak; Olivier Boutaud; Bih-Hwa Shieh; Nigulas Samel; Alan R. Brash

1997-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

447

Protoporphyrin IX Occurs Naturally in Colorectal Cancers and Their Metastases  

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...performed using a Spectra Physics solvent delivery system...next 30 min. The flow rate was 1.5 ml/min; injection...GCR 230-50; Spectra-Physics), provided pulsed laser radiation at a rate of 50 pulses per s, tunable...corresponding short wave pass filter. The energy of...

K. Thomas Moesta; Bernd Ebert; Tim Handke; Dirk Nolte; Christian Nowak; Wolfgang E. Haensch; Ravindra K. Pandey; Thomas J. Dougherty; Herbert Rinneberg; and Peter M. Schlag

2001-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

448

Regulation of naturally occurring radioactive materials in Australia  

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......implement those standards. In order to...competency standards, Codes of Practice, Standards and guidance...associated with uranium (and thorium...provision for plans to manage occupational...commissioned a review of operations......

Cameron Jeffries; Riaz Akber; Andrew Johnston; Brad Cassels

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Regulation of naturally occurring radioactive materials in Australia  

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......provide an overview of the regulatory approach to managing...been variation in the regulatory approach to implement...makes provision for plans to manage occupational...ARPANSA commissioned a review of operations involving...process to identify when regulatory control is appropriate......

Cameron Jeffries; Riaz Akber; Andrew Johnston; Brad Cassels

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Mycoflora and naturally occurring mycotoxins in poultry feeds in Argentina  

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The purpose of this work was to determine the mycoflora and mycotoxins natural incidence in poultry feeds from 2 factories in Río Cuarto, Córdoba. One hundred and thirty samples were taken from May/1996 to May...

A. Dalcero; C. Magnoli; M. Luna; G. Ancasi; M.M. Reynoso; S. Chiacchiera…

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Genetic adaptation to captivity can occur in a single generation  

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...I. Phillipsen, and L. Curtis for insightful discussions. This research was funded by a grant from the Bonneville Power Administration (to M.S.B.). The authors declare no conflict of interest. This article is a PNAS Direct Submission...

Mark R. Christie; Melanie L. Marine; Rod A. French; Michael S. Blouin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Naturally Occurring Melanin Synthesis Regulators and Their Modes of Action  

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St. Louis, MO). Luteolin and fisetin were purchased fromof L-DOPA. In addition, fisetin (3) behaves the same as

Satooka, Hiroki

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Synthetic and Naturally Occurring Hydrazines as Possible Cancer Causative Agents  

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...brain, lungs, blood vessels, liver, breasts...components of rocket fuels (26); carbamyl hydrazine...Lungs Mice Lungs, blood vessels Mice Lungs Rats Lymphoreticular...Intestine Lungs, blood vessels MiceLungsp.o.39MiceLungs...States A . bisporus consumption (production plus imports...

Bela Toth

1975-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Going Wild: Lessons from Naturally Occurring T-Lymphotropic Lentiviruses  

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...epidemiologic and clinical studies performed thus...develop experimental systems to evaluate mechanisms...this experimental system, the profile of...while limited studies have been conducted...the human immune system. Furthermore, studies of the cytokine...

Sue VandeWoude; Cristian Apetrei

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Regulation of naturally occurring radioactive materials in Australia  

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......implement those standards. In order to...competency standards, Codes of Practice, Standards and guidance...protection in mining and mineral processing...provision for plans to manage occupational...commissioned a review of operations......

Cameron Jeffries; Riaz Akber; Andrew Johnston; Brad Cassels

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

PROBABILITY THAT SOMETHING WILL GO WRONG Likely to occur  

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to an acceptable level. E Extremely High Risk Activities in this category contain unacceptable levels of risk reached an acceptable level of risk by applying safety education strategies. Consider modifying-being of participants; trivial M L L L L RISK DEFINITIONS Many events, without proper planning, can have unreasonable

John, Lizy Kurian

457

Naturally Occurring Alpha-Activity of Drinking Waters  

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... whether the observed values applied to radium-226 or also included gaseous products such as radon-222, known to exist in certain waters at considerably higher levels of activity than ... of 71 drinking waters available in Britain, and in addition we report the values for radon-222 and radium-224 (thorium X) when present.

R. C. TURNER; J. M. RADLEY; W. V. MAYNEORD

1961-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

458

Speciation occurs when populations, usually evolving in geographic isolation  

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, by incompat- ible ecological adaptations that when combined in hybrids render them unfit in either parental habitat, or by incompat- ible gene interactions that cause intrinsic hybrid dysfunction (for example, hybrid sterility or inviability)2,3 . For most taxa, hybrid dysfunction is rarely the first form

Dean, Matthew D.

459

On the number of topological types occurring in a parametrized ...  

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an argument involving the Mayer-Vietoris sequence for homology, and does ...... Agarwal and Micha Sharir, Arrangements and their applications, Handbook of.

2008-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

460

COMMA SPLICES A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses  

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cough. 5. I would rather cross at Argentia than at Port aux Basques, I prefer a day on a boat to a day. Chicken pox, mumps, and measles are common childhood diseases, as is whooping cough. C 5. I would rather

deYoung, Brad

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E-Print Network 3.0 - applying high feed Sample Search Results  

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guts. Best feeding conditions occur when light levels and wind speeds are high... to this model, maxi- mum feeding rates occur at intermediate levels of ... Source: National...

462

Deuteron-Proton Elastic Scattering at Intermediate Energies  

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The deuteron-proton elastic scattering has been studied in the multiple scattering expansion formalism. The essential attention has been given to such relativistic problem as a deuteron wave function in a moving frame and transformation of spin states due to Wigner rotation. Parameterization of the nucleon-nucleon $t$-matrix has been used to take the off-energy shell effects into account. The vector, $A_y,$ and tensor, $A_{yy}$, analyzing powers of the deuteron have been calculated at two deuteron kinetic energies: 395 MeV and 1200 MeV. The obtained results are compared with the experimental data.

N. B. Ladygina

2007-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

463

$dd\\to {^3}He n$ reaction at intermediate energies  

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The $dd\\to ^3He n$ reaction is considered at the energies between 200 MeV and 520 MeV. The Alt-Grassberger-Sandhas equations are iterated up to the lowest order terms over the nucleon-nucleon t-matrix. The parameterized ${^3He}$ wave function including five components is used. The angular dependence of the differential cross section and energy dependence of tensor analyzing power $T_{20}$ at the zero scattering angle are presented in comparison with the experimental data.

N. B. Ladygina

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

464

Current Practices of Process Validation for Drug Substances and Intermediates  

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risk assessment (e.g., FMEA) ... risk assessment (e.g., FMEA) ... Prior to pilot-plant introduction, evaluations of the risk to product quality and safety are often conducted through assessments such as Failure Modes and Effect Analyses (FMEA),(37) which should be used throughout process development. ...

Neal G. Anderson; David C. Burdick; Maxwell M. Reeve

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

465

Biosynthesis of renin: multiplicity of active and intermediate forms  

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...a slow intracellular process removes a dipeptide near the car- boxyl terminus, converting the one-chain renin into two...Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 79, 4858-4862. 5. Corvol, P., Panther, J. J., Foote, S. & Rougeon, F. (1983) Hy- pertension...

R E Pratt; A J Ouellette; V J Dzau

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Polaritonics : an intermediate regime between electronics and photonics  

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This thesis contains the foundational work behind the field of polaritonics. Corresponding to a frequency range from roughly 100 gigahertz up to 10 terahertz, polaritonics bridges the gap between electronics and photonics. ...

Ward, David W. (David Wayne), 1970-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Structural Insight into RNA Hairpin Folding Intermediates Gregory R. Bowman,  

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on the Folding@home infrastructure to obtain better sampling and, therefore, greater insight into RNA folding

Guibas, Leonidas J.

468

Desiccation of unsaturated porous media: Intermediate-scale experiment...  

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with the multifluid flow simulator STOMP, using independently obtained hydraulic and thermal porous medium properties. In all the experiments, the injection of dry air proved...

469

Neutron Spectra from Intermediate-Energy Nucleus-Nucleus Reactions  

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Double-differential cross sections of neutron production at angles from 0 to 110 degrees from many reactions induced by light and medium nuclei on targets from 12-C to 208-Pb, at several incident energies from 95 to 600 MeV/A have been measured recently at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) Ring Cyclotron in Japan and at the Heavy-Ion Medical Accelerator of the National Institute of Radiological Science in Chiba, Japan using the time-of-flight technique. We have analyzed all these new measurements using the Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD) model, the Oak Ridge intranuclear cascade model HIC, the ISABEL intranuclear cascade model from LAHET, and the Los Alamos version of the Quark-Gluon String Model code LAQGSM03. On the whole, all four models used here describe reasonably well most of the measured neutron spectra, although different models agree differently with data from specific reactions and some serious discrepances are observed for some reactions. We present here some illustrative results from our study, discuss possible reasons for some of the observed discrepancies and try to outline ways to further improve the tested codes in order to address these problems.

Hiroshi Iwase; Yoshiyuki Iwata; Takashi Nakamura; Konstantin Gudima; Stepan Mashnik; Arnold Sierk; Richard Prael

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

470

Correlations in Intermediate Energy Two-Proton Removal Reactions  

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We report final-state-exclusive measurements of the light charged fragments in coincidence with Ne26 residual nuclei following the direct two-proton removal from a neutron-rich Mg28 secondary beam. A Dalitz-plot analysis and comparisons with simulations show that a majority of the triple-coincidence events with two protons display phase-space correlations consistent with the (two-body) kinematics of a spatially correlated pair-removal mechanism. The fraction of such correlated events, 56(12)%, is consistent with the fraction of the calculated cross section, 64%, arising from spin S=0 two-proton configurations in the entrance-channel (shell-model) Mg28 ground state wave function. This result promises access to an additional and more specific probe of the spin and spatial correlations of valence nucleon pairs in exotic nuclei produced as fast secondary beams.

K. Wimmer et al.

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

471

First Order Phase Transition in Intermediate Energy Heavy Ion Collisions  

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We model the disassembly of an excited nuclear system formed as a result of a heavy ion collision. We find that, as the beam energy in central collisions in varied, the dissociating system crosses a liquid-gas coexistence curve, resulting in a first-order phase transition. Accessible experimental signatures are identified: a peak in specific heat, a power-law yield for composites, and a maximum in the second moment of the yield distribution.

J. Pan; S. Das Gupta; M. Grant

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z